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Publishing NeWS ar d events for Dixie County, Every Week, wiot Fall, Since July 1,1921


Home of the Worlds Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage


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Thursday December 23, 2010
l 88. No. 51 12 pages- 1 Section


Legislators
visit Dixie


Senator Charles Dean, Rep-
resentative Leonard Bembry,
and Representative Eliza-
beth Porter met with County
officials and citizens on
Wednesday afternoon in the
County Commission room.
Among the more vocal citi-
zens were Judge Marshall
Clements who came to speak
about medical insurance,
Bobbie Joe Pinner, who dis-
cussed septic tanks and Su-
perintendent of Schools
Mark Rains.

Rollofl sit es

will be open'

on ChNisrmas



Suwannee

Lumber catches




Roads were closed early Sun-
day morning and Emer-
gency Services were busy
due to a fire at Suwannee
Lumber Company. The fire
apparently started in,the
sawdust blower motor at the
planer mill, that overheated
for an unknown reason.

No injuries were reported,
and nothing was severely
managed. According to an
employee, the fire just
"burnt the dust off it."




Thu 637 /
12/23
Sunny. Highs in the low 60s and
lows in the upper 30s.


Fri 67/45 ..' 9
12/24
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper
60s and lows in the mid 40s.


Sat
12/25


64/30


Showers possible. Highs in the
mid 60s and lows in the low 30s.


Sun
12/26


55/26


Sunshine. Highs in the
and lows in the mid 20s.


mid 50s


Mon 54/32
12/27
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and
lows in the low 30s.
















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Harris resigns from SHIP

Commission ponders school safety issues with
potential new fiberglass business


Rita Harris, of Harris Ad-
ministrative Services, ten-
Sdered her resignation as co-
ordinator for the SHIP hous-
ing program to a shocked
County Commission on
Thursday evening. She
stood at the podium and an-
nounced that she was pre-
senting her notice of termi-
nation. She said "I've been
here three years. I was
asked because our Board
needed quality in the hous-
ing program." She contin-
ued, "The auditor will be
here on the 18th, but I will
not be here," She did yolun-
teer privately to assist with
the audit and did not resign
her position as CDBG grant
coordinator.

Harris told Chairman Hatch
that "You requested my res-
ignation, now here it is7'
Apparently, Harris' resigna-
tion stemmed from issues
over a doublewide mobile
home in Cross City that is
sitting vacant. The home
was allegedly purchased for
Doug Ward with Hurricane
Housing Recovery Funds
back in 2005, and has been
sitting vacant while Mr.
Ward is incarcerated. Har-
ris stated that the home was
purchased before she came
to work with the county,
that she knew nothing about
it until recently, and that
her contract does not place
her in any position over
HHR funds. Several people
had contacted the Commis-
sion, asking if the home


could be used for a needy
family since it had been
purchased with grant mon-
ey, and the Commission is
moving forward with fore-
closure with that end in
mind.

Harris stated that the com-
pliance committee, on
which Ms. Harris sits, held
a meeting where the matter
was discussed. Ms. Harris
stated that she was not noti-
fied of the meeting. Com-
missioner Hunt asked,
"You're still on the Board.
Were you notified?" Ms.
Harris replied, "No."

Chairman Hatch stated, "I
am not her babysitter," and
that it was Ms. Harris' re-
sponsibility to know about
all meetings. County Attor-
ney Jennifer Ellison said, "I
apologize Miss Rita. It's not
something I thought about."

The Commission decided to
handle SHIP funding in
house since the program
funding is complete until
June of.2011.Chairman
Hatch tried to cut off any
more discussion, but Com-
missioner Hunt interrupted,
saying, "I just want to say,
Miss Rita, that you've really
straightened out the mess
we had." Harris replied that'
"I hope you remember the
next five people on that
(SHIP) list, because I'll be
watching."

See COMMISSION, pg 6


DCHS Senior Michael West Named
Class 1A Player Of The Year


Dixie County Senior
running back Michael
West has been named
the Florida Dairy
Farmers Class 1A
Player Of The Year in
a poll of statewide
coaches and media.

Michael ran for 1, 710
yards, had 221 carries
and scored 18 touch-
down's in the Bears 6-4
season. Michael also
tallied 47 solo tackles
as a linebacker.

West edged out Calvin
Pryor of Port St Joe,
and Rashawn Scott of
Melbourne Central
Catholic for the award.

Michael is one of six finalist
(the other 5 being the other
players of the year in the
different classifications) for


the 2010 Mr. Football Award,
which the Florida Dairy
Farmers plan to announce
the winner of soon. CON-
GRATULATIONS
MICHAEL!!!


Rifle Raffle


Stephenson's Store and Sep-
tic Service had a raffle for a
rifle. The rifle was donated
by James Kight.

All proceeds from the raffle-
-over $1,300!-- were donated
to United Christian Services
to help them with their mis-
sion in helping the needy
families of Dixie County.


Preventing another Mallory Swamp Fire


The Forestry Company un-
dertook a 2,300 acre pre-
scribed burn in Mallory
Swamp this week. The burn
used a specially equipped
helicopter to "string" fire
from low altitudes, while the
perimeters were guarded by
ground crews using bulldoz-
ers and water pumpers.

According To Don Curtis,
President of The Forestry
Company, "This was a team
effort by our employees with
stand-by support from the


Florida Division of
forestry's Perry district Of-
fice. The goal of the burn is
to prevent another major
wildfire like the one we ex-
perienced in 2001 when
70,000 acres burned in
Iafayette County. We also
1now that prescribed burn-
ing improves wildlife habi-
tat and this should be good
news to the hunters in the
area." The Mallory Swamp
fire in 2001 also burned
large tracts in Dixie County
and caused evacuations


from areas near the swamp.

Mallory Swamp is owned by
the Suwannee River Water
Management District and
photos were provided cour-
tesy of Mr. Edwin McCook.
The Forestry Company has
been engaged in forestland
management since 1996 and
is based in Perry They as-
sist private timberland own-
ers and public agencies with
managing forests and
wildlife.


Struggles Continue For Bears


On Thursday night, the
Bears basketball teams
played host to the Bucca-
neers of Branford. The JV
teams took to the court first,
The Bears came out looking
strong and at the end of the
first quarter, they were lead-
ing 10-2. The JV Bears con-
tinued to play hard, and by .
the end of the 3rd quarter
the Bears were winning 31-
19. They would go on to take
a 42-30 victory over the Bucs.

The Lady Bears then tipped
off for their game against
the Lady Bucs. The score
was close throughout the
game, as the Bears held on
to a 9-6 lead at the end of the
first quarter and ended up
taking a 21-17 lead into half-
time. The second half saw
the game pick up where it
left off, as the Bucs pulled to
within four points at the end
of the third quarter where
the Bears led 28-24. The
fourth quarter would be all
Dixie as they went on to win
47-35 over the Lady Bucs. The
Varsity Bears take the floor


Festival of Lights
draws crowds


At Fanning Springs' Festi-
val of Lights, Todd Kay per-
form his magical tricks,
juggling and expertise on
the unicycle. Several chil-
dren got to help him with
some of his juggling at-
tempts. He entertained all
day browsing throughout
the visitors, creating bal-
loon animals and more. He
and his son Peter also en-
joyed a ride on the ele-
phant.

The children enjoyed rid-
ing the elephant and ponies
as well as the train rides
throughout the park.
See LIGHTS, page 6


-shortly after
the Girls game.
The Varsity
Bears' offensive
struggles con-
tinue as they
fell behind ear-
ly, and were
never able to
catch up as
they fell hard to
the Bucs, losing
by a score of 53-
25.


On Friday
Night, the Lady
Bears and the
Varsity Bears
hosted the.
Hawthorne
Hornets. Both
teams strug-
gled, and both
took big losses'
as the Lady
Bears were de-
feated 45-21 and
the Varsity Bears lost by a
score of 57-38.

The Teams are on Christmas
Break, and return to action
on Jan. 6, 2011 when they


travel to Bronson. All 3
teams are scheduled to play,
with Game times set at 4pm
for JV, 5:30pm for the Girls,
and 7pm for the Varsity
Boys.


Dixie kids celebrate



the season







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Anderson Elementary School students put on plays for par-
ents, family and friends on Friday Master of Ceremonies
Rance Free as Frosty the Snowman hosted the second grade
show.










Thursday, December 23, 2010


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Alas, the Grinch still lives

Christmas is almost here, and while the vast majority of
American regard this as a joyous season, there remain a
contingent of curmudgeons who seek to keep the rest of us
from enjoying the occasion. These include atheists, certain
adherents to foreign religions, entirely too many college
professors, and of course that perpetual pain in the periph-
ery of the posterior, the ACLU.

Schools have dispensed with calling the time off given to
students and staff at this time a year, "Christmas Vaca-
tion." Thankfully, not all schools, but some have substituted
"Winter Holiday,' which of course is absurd. I spent my ele-
mentary school years in a colder climate, and a winter holi-
day was when we got so much snow that school was closed
for a day or two. "Christmas Vacation" was just that, a cou-
ple of weeks off in December, centered on an observance of
the holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

The same secularist militancy shows up constantly in the
form of individuals and groups flexing their spiritual inse-
curity by objecting to public displays of Christian symbols,
particularly at this time of year. We've all heard their
whiny diatribe about "separation of church and state" (find
that in the Constitution if you can), and most of us are sick
of hearing about it; so with that, I'll cite an example or
three about new forms in which the Grinch has surfaced
this season..

Did you know that "Christmas has been banned by the Red
Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops"? Let me hasten to
add that this is a quote from a British newspaper that re-
ported on a policy enacted by the Red Cross in that country,
and which has no impact on the organization in America.
The British branch is fearful of offending Muslims, the
numbers of which are growing exponentially in some Euro-
pean cities.

Next, we have a situation in San Francisco, where the pres-
tigious Macy's Department Store has fired Santa Claus.
John Toomey, a retiree who has impersonated the jolly old
gent for the past twenty years, got his walking papers re-
cently when an elderly couple complained about him telling
a Santa Claus joke that they found offensive. It seems he
asks, "Have you been good?" and of course, the expected re-
ply is, "Yes." Then he explains, "That's too bad, because I
know where the bad boys and girls live."

A tad risqu6? Perhaps, but Toomey only pulled that one on
adults who wanted to sit on Santa's lap, just for laughs or to
get their pictures taken. For the kids, it was essentially just
the standard, "Ho, ho, ho" routine--not that the kids would
have understood the innuendo anyhow (well, at least not
the pre-schoolers). So, why give a seasoned Santa his pink
slip right in the middle of the shopping season instead of
just calling him off to the side and telling him, "John,
maybe you need to lay off the 'bad boys and girls' joke." Oh
well, it happened in San Francisco and they re-elected Nan-
cy Pelosi., so what can I tell you?

Item number three doesn't really have anything to do with
Christmas, but it involves a deer, who might be distantly re-
lated to the ones who pull Santa's sleigh. It happened in Bal-
timore County, Maryland. On a recent cold night, two men
spotted a young deer who had fallen through the ice on a lo-
cal river arid couldn't get out or make it to shore, so they
got shovels and oars out of their boat, broke up the ice,
waded into the water and rescued the deer before it froze to
death. A wildlife officer came on the scene as this was hap-
pening, and you would no doubt have expected him to com-
mend the two fellows who braved the chilling waters to res-
cue a helpless wild animal, wouldn't you?


Wrong. The officer gave the two men citations for not wear-
ing life jackets. They face $90 fines. They're due in court in
February and plan to contest the citations, in which en-
Sdeavor I certainly wish them luck.

Indeed, the Grinch still lives this Christmas season, but the
good news is, all of the above Grinch-like exploits happened
nowhere near Dixie County Merry Christmas, one and all!


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f by Kalty McKinney,
with abject apologies to Clement Clarke Moore


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Dixie
Not a 'possum was stirring, not even Deb Lee;
The old socks were stuck on the deer stands with tacks,
In hopes that Santa would make his way back;

The rug rats were snuggled together in the top bunk,
All dreaming of getting big piles of new junk;
I was wearing my Snuggle, asleep in my chair,
I was most likely drooling, but was too tired to care,

When out in the yard there arose such a racket,
I fell onto the floor, but I did grab my jacket.
Away to the front door I stumbled, half-blind,
Kicked the hounds off the front steps to see what I'd find.

The moon on the limerock gave off a faint glow
Making it clear that Bobby really needs to come mow,
I ain't making this up, I saw it, I swear!
A muddy red Ford pulled by eight fighting Bears,

With a bearded old biker, in crimson leather so thick,
I knew in a heartbeat it must be St. Nick.
At sixty degrees he must have been covered in sweat,
But he whistled, and hollered, and laid on the threats;

"Now, COLLINS! now, CASSIDY!
Now, PALMER and SPURLIN!
On, RAYBORN! on MAXWELL!
On, DAVIS and CONLIN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the trailer!
Hustle now, boys, of I'll replace you with SPHALER!"

As yankees that before the wild hurricanes go,
Wearing white socks with sandals, and driving too slow,
To the roof of the trailer, the bears hauled the mud truck,
With the bed so full of toys that they should have got stuck,


Who was Naughty and
Who was Nice in 2010?

Contributor: Brent Regan, "The
Pulseter".. Bringing Constituents
and Government Representatives to-
gether! http://voxverus.com/

The rapid pulse of the coun-
try in 2010 afforded very few
slow news days. Body scans,
tax cuts, deficits, immigra-
tion and elections kept the
country on edge. In the holi-
day spirit, we comprised a
Naughty and Nice list of
this year's newsmakers.
"Lumps of coal" were
awarded to the naughty for
their contribution to the
growing anxiety of voters.




1. Senator Harry Reid:
The Nevada Senator
attempted to ram a
wildly unpopular,
pork-laden $1.1 trillion
omnibus bill through
the lame duck Con-
gress.

Lumps of coal: 14.3:
the percentage of un-
employed in his home
state of Nevada

2. Senator John Mc-
Cain: After years of
dithering on border se-
curity and even -
proposing an amnesty
bill, Senator McCain is
now turning tough on
illegal immigration
out of political expedi-
ency Meanwhile a
massive crime wave has
'swept through his state of
Arizona and made Phoenix
the kidnapping capitol of
the country

Lumps of coal: 267: the num-
ber of kidnapping in Ari-
zona last year

3. Big Sis Janet Napolitano:
In addition to being subject-
ed to porn scans and mo-
lestations at airports, Amer-
ican citizens are now treated
to Big Sis videos at checkout
counters in stores such as
Wal-Mart encouraging shop-
pers "If you see something,
say something."

Lumps of coal: 4: the consti-
tutional amendment that
prohibits illegal search and
seizure.

4. Senator John Cornyn:
Cornyn was for earmarks
before he was against them.
He recently slammed the
omnibus bill Sen. Reid was
attempting to ram through
Congress, the very bill in
which Senator Cornyn him-
self had requested $16 mil-
lion in earmarks.


Lumps of coal: 228 (million):
Senator Cornyn's total ear-
marks in 2009.

5. Rep. Charles Rangel: After
being censured in the House
for a "pattern" of rule
breaking, tax dodging, hid-
ing assets and abusing his
position to secure funds for
a city college center named
after him, the Congressman
who writes US tax laws cited
his service in the Korean
War as part of his defense.

Lumps of coal: 11: the num-
ber of convictions Rangel re-
ceived out of the 12 charges
against him.

6. Former Speaker Nancy
Pelosi: Credited for losing
the House in November, the


But then, on the rooftop, I heard overhead
The biker's radio blaring an old tune by The Dead,
As I grabbed up my Canon, thinking "This is front page!"
Down the chimney the Santa stormed in a rage.

He was dressed all in leather, from his head to his boot,
And his arms were tattooed with Reagan and Newt;
A bushel of iPads he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a Yuletide Tea-Partier on crack.

His eyes they weren't bloodshot! He looked pretty straight,
His right hand read 1-o-v-e, while his left spelled out h-a-t-e
His red do-rag declared that "Freedom ain't free",
And the T-shirt shirt he wore read "Don't tread on me";

A 'pick from the Cypress he-held tight in his teeth,
And chains made of gold circled his neck like a wreath;
He had on black chaps over a pair of old jeans,
And he smelled like he had eaten a bowlful of beans.

He was righteous and cool, an awesome old dude,
And I laughed when I saw him, even though it was rude;
A glare of his eye and a shake of his head
Let me know that any pictures I took could make me dead.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to the tree,
And dumped off the presents; then turned back to me,
He took out his cell phone and texted his team,
And like Scotty and Kirk left the house in a beam;

He climbed over the dog-box, and into the truck
And I thought that to fly off he would need more than luck,
But he hollered out loud, 'fore he flew out of sight,



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next year, but Ijust couldn't help myself-ed)


From the health care reform
bill.

9. Judge Vicki Miles La-
Grange: The Federal judge
blocked certification of a
state constitutional amend-
ment overwhelmingly
passed by voters in Okla-
homa that prohibits state
courts from considering
Sharia or other internation-
al laws when handing down
decisions.

Lumps of coal: 70: the per-
centage of Oklahomans who
voted for the amendment.

10. Mayor Michael
Bloomberg: After banning
trans fats in the Big Apple,
the mayor has found a new
enemy: salt. His $370,000 tax-


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former Speaker refused to
step down and allow a fresh
Democrat face fill the posi-
tion of Minority Leader.

Lumps of coal: 63: the num-
ber of Democrat seats lost in
the House in November.

7. National Public Radio:
NPR abruptly fired Juan
Williams for not towing the
party line when he ex-
pressed nervousness about
flying with Muslim passen-
gers.

Lumps of coal: 2 (million):
Williams received a $2 mil-
lion contract with Fox News
shortly after the termina-
tion.

8. HHS Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius: In a letter to the in-
surance lobby, Sebelius
threatened companies who
blamed increased rates on
the new health care reform
law, saying "There will be
zero tolerance for this type
of misinformation and un-
justified rate increases."

Lumps of coal: 222: the num-
ber of companies to date
that have received waivers


payer-paid ad campaign
specifically targets soup this
winter. A proposed state as-
sembly bill bans salt alto-
gether.and imposes a $1,000
fine on restaurants that do
not comply

Lumps of coal: 2012: a num-
ber he seems preoccupied
with.




1. Governor Jan Brewer:
Brewer signed the Arizona
immigration law that en-
forces existing federal law
and stood firm despite per-
sonal attacks; boycotts and a
suit by the federal govern-
ment.

2. Governor Chris Christie:
A frequent target of unions,
Christie unapologetically in-
structed lawmakers in the
state of New Jersey to do
what most Americans are
doing during these difficult
times: tighten their belts.

3. Judge Henry Hudson: The
federal judge in Virginia
ruled parts of the unpopular


health care reform law un-
constitutional. Other states
have similar suits pending.

4. John Tyner: An everyday
American citizen turned
John the Flyer, Tyner re-
fused a full body scan before
boarding a flight in San
Diego and told a TSA agent
"If you touch my junk, I'll
have you arrested."

5. Governor-elect Nikki Ha-
ley: When Obama refused to
consider opening the Yucca
Mountain nuclear storage
facility in which South Car-
olina invested over $1 bil-
lion, Haley asked the Presi-
dent for a refund. The Gov -
ernor-elect also asked Oba-
ma if her state could opt out
of the unpopular health care
reform law.

W 6. Representative
Ann Kirkpatrick:
The Arizona Democ-
rat introduced the
Taking Responsibili-
ty for Congressional
Pay Act which
called for a 5 percent
pay cut for members
of Congress, the
first cut since 1933.

7. The Los Angeles
Times: Inquisitive
LA Times writers
exposed the egre
gious salaries of
Bell, CA city em-
ployees, such as a
city manager who
earned $787,637.

8. Bikers in North-
ern California: After a 13
year old California boy was
told he could not ride his
bike to middle school each
day with an American flag,
hundreds of bikers, many of
them veterans, escorted the
boy to school.

Special Awards:

Fruit Cake:

Congressman Anthony
Wiener: Wiener's rants on
both the House floor and
television has made out-go-
ing Rep. Alan Grayson look
like Charles Dickens' Tiny
Tim.

Ghost of Christmas Past:

Former President George W
Bush: President Bush's poli-
cies on taxes, Afghanistan
and Iraq, Guantanamo Bay
and wiretapping have all
been kept in place by Presi-
dent Obama.

Go here
http://voxverus.com/ to
learn who won the Scrooge
of the Year Award for 2010
and let us know if you agree!


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Thursday December 23, 2010


Outdoors & Law


JWers

by Bonnie Wilson

continued from
last week.....

We three quietly crept closer to
where Fay was standing with
her back to us, we saw some-
thing unbelievably remarkable.
In the small clearing before our
very eyes appeared a small ro-
tund bearded figure in a red
suit that was pulling from his
beard leaves and small sticks
and possibly a bird nest or two.

Fay was helping him with that
chore and he laughed a deep
throaty barrel laugh that filled
the woods with an echo. "Fay"
we three yelled. "Who is that
with you?" "Why, it's Santa of
course." Fay replied. "No way"
said we three in unison. "Of
course it is I!" said Santa with
a jolly laugh. "So what are you
doing here on this night of all
nights?" said Ann. "Actually"
Santa replied "I had a small ac-
cident... my sleigh fell from the
sky and landed right over
there." He said as he pointed to
an area to his left. "OK" said
Bennie, being very practical
"If that's true, where are your
reindeer?" While Bennie was
talking, I saw a quick dim light
glowing and then disappeared.

I touched Ann's arm and point-
ed at the glow and we both
headed that way. Oh my gosh!
Behind the glow was the cutest
reindeer I had ever laid eyes
on. Cute as a button was he, al-
though he did appear a bit con-
fused. He coughed, sneezed and
hiccupped almost at once. His
nose got brighter and then
went out just as quickly "Oh
my goodness" said Ann as she
giggled. Fay came up behind us
and said, "I saw the crash from
my horse trailer and I came to
see if I could help. Santa
crashed because Rudolph has a
very bad cold and his glowing
nose kept going out and the
other reindeer couldn't see
where he was going so they
kind of ran into each other and
all fellffin the skjy" Holy
reindeers! I cannot believe
what I am seeing, nor what I
am hearing. Santa AND rein-
deers have landed right here in
Goethe Forest! You've got to be
kidding me! Oh my stars! I
thought. "Now girls" said Fay
"we have got to get Santa back
together and get this sleigh and
reindeer ready to fly. Many
children are depending on him
tonight." Fay then whipped out
a note pad and pen. Using
Ann's flashlight for light she
made each of us a list of things
to get for her and Santa to re-
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all the items together and had
the sleigh ready before you
could say: Rudolph the red
nosed reindeer. BUT how were
we going to fix Rudolph's nose?
"Poor little fellow, what can we
do to make you better?" I
asked. Bennie said she had a
potion that she had put togeth-
er when one of her horses was
really sick and it worked, but
could it, would it work on rein-
deer? She did not know. Then
Santa said "Miss Bennie if you
will get it for me, we can give it
a try Horses and reindeers,
there cannot be too much dif-
ference." So.. Bennie brought
out her concoction and offered
it to Rudolph. Ann petted
Rudolph's head and spoke soft-
ly to him, encouraging him to
eat while Fay, Santa and I
watched. He soon began to eat
from the bucket. Just a very
few short minutes later he be-
gan to prance around. "Hey
guys, look!" said Fay.

Rudolph's nose began to
glow.and glow, and glow! It was
if he had a thousand watt bulb
in his nose. It lit up the whole
Goethe forest around us. Santa
began to laugh, a real deep bel-
ly shaking laugh. It made us
laugh too. What a sight-to be-
hold! There was Santa, and all
of his reindeer.

The sleigh was once again
filled to the brim with lots of
toys. Santa hugged each one of
us and thanked us for all of
our help. "Aw Santa, we hate to
see you go." Said Ann. "Yeah.."
Said Bennie "You know no one
is going to believe us". "That's
for sure!" I said. Santa smiled
and he winked at us. "All
things are possible when you
believe" he said as he climbed
into his sleigh, that I thought
was too small for him and all
those bags that were full to the
rim with toys. He shouted as he
descended straight up above
the treetops "Merry Christmas
to all, and to all a good night!"

His laughter rang through the
woods as he and his reindeer
flew out of sight. "Wow," said
Bennie. "Can you imagine how
lucky we are? We four actually
saw Santa Clause!" "Yes," said
Ann "we really did!" "Don't
forget Rudolph!" Said I. "But
who's going to believe us?" "I
suppose it's enough that we all
four saw the same thing"
replied Ann. "Besides who
cares, we four girls have now
officially seen everything!"

We all laughed at that. We
laughed until the tears flowed.
I think we were all extremely
tired. We locked arms together
and headed back to the trail-
head singing "we wish you a
Merry Christmas" and it was
so much fun. Finally we ar-
rived back at our beds and we
slept soundly, and I do mean
completely. What a night!

As we gathered round the
campfire the next morning, I
looked at Ann, and Bennie and
Fay. I asked the unspoken
words in a smile as big as a
Cheshire cat. Did that really
happen? I got the same big grin
from all the girls. We four were
about to laugh out loud, when
Bill suddenly said "Hey Mike,
Dave, did you guys notice that
we had a full bright moon out
last night?" "Yeah" said Mike.

"I had to close the blinds on
our windows, it was just too
bright to sleep". "I know what
you mean," said Dave. "It felt
like the whole forest was lit
up." Well, that did it. We four
girls busted out laughing. We
just could not hold it in any
longer. The guys looked at us
as if we were crazy, and as we
four walked away together
Mike said, "I don't know what
that was about, do you"? "Who
knows," said Bill. Just
women" replied Dave.

As we got a little way away
from the guys Fay said "I found
this in my pocket this morn-
ing" We looked in Fay's hand
and discovered she was holding
a button. A shiny, black, round
button with two engraved ini-
tials in gold as S.C. WOW!
I'll bet this was supposed to be
on Santa's jacket," said Ann.
"Maybe, he lost it in the
crash." "Your probably right"
said Bennie. "I was beginning
to think I had dreamed all this
up," I said. "But now with this
button, I know it wasn't a
dream!"


We laughed a lot on that
Christmas Day We each held
this very special secret, and as
we rode our horses on our
Christmas morning ride we
each thought of Santa and of
course Rudolph and the adven-
ture we had shared.

Well that's my story and I'm
sticking to it! Merry Christmas
and happy trails to you!


FLORIDA MULLET NOW IN PEAK
SEASON
Enjoy this delicious, moderate-
ly priced Old Florida favorite -

Mullet is one of the signature
flavors of Old Florida, Usually
enjoyed smoked or fried, it's tra-
ditionally served with hushpup-
pies, grits, or maybe even a slice
of white bread. But mullet's ap-
peal is greater than just nostal-
gia. One of Florida's most mod-
erately priced seafood products,
this old-time favorite is the per-
fect seafood choice for these
tough economic times. Prices
are especially good in December,
when harvest is at its height.

"Mullet has historically been one
of the more wallet-friendly
seafood products," said Nelson
Mongiovi, marketing director for
the Florida Department 6f Agri-
culture and Consumer Services.
"And now, since supply is at its
peak, you can find it at your lo-
cal seafood market at the most
competitive price of the year.
The current retail price for mul-
let is around $2.60 per pound."

Of all the fish harvested in Flori-
da, mullet tops the list in terms
of pounds landed. Mullet can be
found in the bays and estuaries
along both of Florida's coasts,
but most of the commercial har-
vest takes place along the Gulf
Coast, mn Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, and Lee counties.
Harvest methods are limited'by
law to gill and cast nets. Mullet
are available year round, but -
supply is greatest in late fall
when the fish form huge schools
and migrate from shallow
coastal waters into deeper wa-
ters to spawn.

FORMER BUREAU OF PRISONS
EMPLOYEE SENTENCED

FOR FRAUD, CONFLICT OF IN-
TEREST

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA For-
mer federal Bureau of Prisons
employee James Lee Bailey, 42,
was sentenced yesterday to 27
months in federal prison on
charges that he conspired to ma-
nipulate the sale of surplus
equipment from the UNICOR
factory at the Marianna federal
prison facility, announced Unit-
ed States Attorney Pamela C.
Marsh, Northern District of
Florida.

Bailey, a resident of Marianna,
'had earlierentered guilty pleas
to charges of conspiracy to vio-
late the laws of the United
States, conflict of interest, depri-
vation of honest services, money
laundering, and making a false
statement. Upon completion of
his prison sentence, Bailey will
be required to serve a term of 3
years supervised release. As
part of his sentence, Bailey is re-
quired to pay a $5,000 fine, to for-
feit $25,000, and to pay $1,900 in


12/13/2010, WHITBY, SID-
NEY JR, 25, LAMAR, PER-
JURY NOT IN AN OFFI-
CIAL PROCEEDING
FALSE REPORT TO LAW
AUTHORITY

12/13/2010, DAYS, ANTONI
DESHUN, 23, DOWNING,
VOP POSS OF COCAINE,
FTA DWLS, VOP DWLS

12/13/2010, DEAN,
MICHAEL E, 46, SULLI-
VAN, DISORDERLY INTOX

12/13/2010, BALBONI,
LLOY, 41, DOWNING, VOP
DRIVING WHILE LIC SUS-
PENDED

12/13/2010, WALKER,
JESSIE COLTON, 21,
DOWNING, BURGLARY,
GRAND THEFT, DEALING
IN STOLEN PROPERTY

12/14/2010, ARDILLA,
JULIO CAESAR, 18, MAL-
LORY, NO VALID DL,
GILCHRIST

12/15/2010, APPLING,
DAVID RICHARD, 22, TUM-
LIN, VOP SALE DELIVER
PURCHASE CON-
TROLLED

12/16/2010, HODGE, BAR-
BARA JEAN, 46, CRAVEY,
FTA DRUG PARA USE OR
POSS FTA DWLS

12/16/2010, WRIGHT,
JOSEPH A, 22, BRADLEY,
FTA DWLSR

12/17/2010, PARRISH,
JOHN T, 18, HART, PER-
JURY NOT IN AN OFFI-


Striped mullet (Mugil cephalus)
and white mullet (Mugil curema)
are the two varieties of mullet
commercially harvested in Flori-
da. Striped mullet are common-
ly called black mullet, gray mul-
let, or jumping mullet. White
mullet are often called silver
mullet.

The mullet's body is elongated
and stout, with a dark bluish col-
or at the top shading to silver
along the sides. The large scales
along the sides of the striped
mullet have dark centers that
give the illusion of horizontal
stripes. Both striped and white
mullet have small mouths and
widely separated dorsal fins.
The average weight of an adult
mullet is 2 to 3 pounds, but it is
possible for mullet to reach an
excess of 6 pounds. Mullet are
considered vegetarians and feed
on aquatic plants and algae. The
mullet is the only fish that has a
gizzard; it's used to grind up and
digest plant material.

When, purchasing mullet, make
sure it's firm, with a fresh, mild
sea-breeze aroma. Fresh whole
fish should have a shiny surface
with tightly adhering scales.
The gills should be deep red or
pink, and the eyes should be
clear, not cloudy Fresh steaks
and fillets should have a translu-
cent look, no discoloration, and
packaging that prevents them
from being bent in an unnatural
position.

Mullet is a lean food fish with
firm-textured, light meat and a
moderate flavor. For.a milder
flavor, skin the fillets and remove
the dark, lateral line that runs
through the meat. Mullet is best

special monetary assessments.
Bailey was ordered to surrender
on February 7, 2011 to begin
serving his sentence.

The superseding indictment al-
leged that between 2004 and 2007,
Bailey and MIarianna business
man Lee J. Temples maintained
an undisclosed business relation-
ship involving Fast-Lane Com-
Sputers and E-Surplus Solutions.
In James Lee Bailey's position as
the factory manager and indus-
trial specialist at the UNICOR
computer recycling factory in
Marianiia,' Florida; he was're-
sponsible for eBay sales of sur-
plus computer equipment. Tem-
ples, his cousin, became the ex-
clusive eBay contractor for UNI-
COR and was responsible for
selling recycled UNICOR com-
puters and equipment from the
UNICOR factory in Marianna.

UNICOR is a wholly-owned, self-
sustaining Government corpora-
tion operated by the Bureau of
Prisons (BOP). BOP employees
manage UNICOR and supervise
BOP inmates who work at UNI-
COR. The UNICOR operation at
Marianna, Florida, is involved in
recycling computers and other


CIAL, GIVING FALSE RE-
PORT TO LAW

12/17/2010, WRIGHT,
JOSEPH A, 22, MANDOLA,
LAKE COUNTY WAR-
RANT BATT DOM VIO-
LENCE

12/17/2010, LUCKEY, TIM-
OTHY MERL, 21, HILL,
DEALING IN STOLEN
PROP

12/17/2010, LUCKEY, TIM-
OTHY MERL, 21, HILL,
DEALING IN STOLEN
PROP, VOP PASSING
WORTHLESS CK/ TO DE-
FRAUD

12/17/2010, PERRY,
RICHARD WAYNE, 38,
DIXON, VOP CARRYING
CONCEALED FIREARM,
VOP POSS OF CON-
TROLLED SUB, METH

12/17/2010, MILLER,
JAMES RUBEN, 34, VOP
GRAND THEFT I

12/17/2010, SMITH, DAVID
GENE, 36, TUMLIN, FTA
BURG OF STRUCTURE/
PETIT THEFT, AGG BAT-
TERY W/ DEADLY
WEAPON, REVOKE PRE
TRIAL RELEASE

12/18/2010, HARRISON,
LUANN MARSHA, 30,
HART, PASCO COUNTY
WARRANT

12/19/2010, DEVLIN,
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM,
18, SULLIVAN, OBSTRUCT
W/ 0 VIOLENCE


SRWMD board accepts
water supply assessment

LIVE OAK, FL, December 16,
2010 The Suwannee River
Water Management District
(District) governing board on
Dec. 14 accepted the District's
2010 Water Supply Assess-
ment, designating four water
supply planning regions.
The assessment evaluates ex-
isting and projected water
uses over a 20-year period and
the impact of those demands
on water resources and natur-
al systems. It also examines
the availability of alternative
water supplies and conserva-
tion measures to meet water
needs.

The low-range water demand
projections based on aver-
age population growth and
water use trends indicate
that by 2030 water demands
will increase District-wide by
10.3 million gallons per day
for all water use categories.
The high-range projection,
which accounts for a peak
growth scenario, indicates an
increase of 62.8 million gal-
lonsper day.



Sign-up for Supplement Rev-
enue Assistance Program
Opens January 10, 2011


GAINESVILLE, FL, December
17, 2010 USDA Farm Service
Agency State Executive Direc-
tor Tim Manning announced
the sign-up period for the 2009
crop year Supplemental Rev-
enue Assistance Payments
(SURE) program begins on Jan.
10, 2011. SURE is one of five dis-
aster programs USDA Farm
Service Agency offers that pro-
vides assistance to farmers and
ranchers who have suffered
losses due to natural disasters.

"This program provides a
tremendous amount of assis-
tance to producers who have
suffered from natural disasters,
and is part of the:'safety net' de-
signed to assist farmers and
ranchers who feed America and
the world," Manning said.
"USDA encoui'ages producers
who suffered losses during the
2009 crop year to visit their lo-
cal FSA office to learn more
about the SURE program.".

To be eligible for SURE a farm
must have:


The assessment shows a de-
cline in groundwater levels in
parts of Alachua, Baker,
Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwan-
nee and Union counties.
"The assessment indicates
that the northeastern portion
of the District may not have
sufficient groundwater sup-
plies to meet water demands
and protect natural systems,
such as stream and spring
flows, over the next 20 years,"
said Carlos Herd, the Dis-
trict's water supply project
manager.

The Alapaha River, Upper and
Lower Santa Fe River and Up-
per Suwannee River basins
were identified as water sup-
ply planning regions. Water
supply plans will identify
strategies to offset projected
water resource impacts.
The District is required by
law to develop regional water
supply plans for areas where
groundwater sources are un-
able to meet demands over 20
years.
The assessment is available at
http://www.srwmd.org/docu
ments/Water%20Resources/
Wa-
ter%20Supply%20Planning/S
RWMD_WSAR_120610.PDE


At least a 10 percent produc-
tion loss on a crop of economic
significance;
A policy or plan of insur-
ance under the Federal Crop In-
surance Act or the Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance Pro-
gram (NAP) for all economically
significant crops;
Been physically located in a
county that was declared a pri-
mary disaster county or con-
tiguous county by the Agricul-
ture Secretary under a Secretar-
ial Disaster Designation. With-
out a Secretarial Disaster Desig-
nation, individual producers
may be eligible if the actual
production on the farm is less
than 50 percent of the normal
production on the farm due to a
natural disaster.

Producers considered socially
disadvantaged, a beginning
farmer or iancher, or a limited
resource farmer may be eligible
for.SURE without a policy or
plan of insurance or NAP cover-
age.

For more information on the
2009 SURE program, visit any
FSA county office or
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/sure..


Florida, Cedar Key, Suwannee River entrance
N 2917'/W83"09'
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Date Day High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide
1 We 1031am 2.5 958pm 3.3 419am 0.1 415pm 1.1
2 Th 1143am 2.6 1044pm 3.3 521am' -0.3 511pm 1.3
3 Fr 1242pm 2.7 1128pm 3.5 616am -0.7 603pm 1.3
4 So 133pm 2.7 704am -0.8 649pm 1.4
5 Su 1212am 3.6 218pm 2.7 750am -0.9 733pm 1.4
6 Mo 1254am 3.6 259pm 2.6 832am -0.8 815pm 1.3
7 Tu 136am 3.5 337pm 2.6 912am -0.8 856pm 1.3
8 We 217am 3.4 412pm 2.5 950am -0.6 937pm 1.2
9 Th 259am 3.3 446pm 2.5 1025am -0.3 1019pm 1.2
10 Fr 343am 3.1 519pm 2.5 1100am -0.1 1106pm 1.1
11 Sa 431am 2.9 554pm 2.5 1134am 0.2 1157pm 1.1
12 Su 526am 2.6 632pm 2.6 1212pm 0.5
13 Mo 633am 2.4 714pm 2.6 1256am 0.9 1254pm 0.8
14 TU 753am 2.2 801pm 2.7 202am 0.8 144pm 1.1
15 We 919am 2.1 850pm 2.B 313am 0.6 244pm 1.3
16 Th 1038am 2.2 939pm 3.0 421am 0.2 349pm 1.4
17 Fr 1146am 2.3 1027pm 3.1 519am -0.1 450pm 1.5
18 Sa 1241pm 2.5 A113pm 3.2 610am -0.4 546pm 1.5
19 Su 129pm 2.5 1157pm 3.3 655am -0.7 635pm 1.5
20 Mo 211pm 2.6 738am -0.8 721pm 1.4
21 TU 1241am 3.4 251pm 2.6 620am -0.9 806pm 1.3
22 We 126am 3.5 328pm 2.6 901am -0.9 851pm 1.2
23 Th 212am 3.5 403pm 2.7 941am -0.8 937pm 1.1
24 Fr 300am 3.4 438pm 2.7 1022am -0.7 1026pm 0.9
25 Sa 353am 3.2 513pm 2.8 1102am -0.4 1119pm 0.8
26 SU 451am 2.9 551pm 2.9 1144am 0.0
27 MO 558am 2.5 632pm 2.9 1216am 0.6 1228pm 0.4
28 Tu 719am 2.3 720pm 3.0 126am 0.4 118pm 0.8
29 We 854am 2.1 815pm 3.1 242am 0.2 217pm 1.2
30 Th 1032am 2.1 913pm 3.2 401am -0.1 326pm 1.4
31 Fr 1154am 2.2 1012pm 3.3 511am -0.4 437pm 1.5
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School


Thursday, December 23, 2010


4-H visits


Dudley


Farm


The Cross City 4-H
visited the Dudley
Farm State Park on
Saturday, December
4, 2010. The 20th an-
nual cane day fea-
tured sugar cane
grinding and the
syrup making, along
with blacksmithing,
woodworking, weav-
ing and spinning
demonstrations, a
quilt display, gourd
banjos, wood tool col-
lections, butter
churning, manual
scrub board washing
with hand cranked
wringer and cross
cut sawing. Listed
on the National Reg-
ister of Historic
Places, this park
demonstrates the
evolution of Florida


farming from the
1850s to the mid-
1940s-through three
generations of the
Dudley fainily. An
authentic working
farm, the homestead
consists of 18 build-
ings, including the
family farmhouse
with original fur-
nishings, an 1880s
kitchen outbuilding,
general store and
post office, and a.
functional cane
syrup complex. The
park staff and many
additional volunteers
dressed in period
clothing and per-
formed daily farm-
ing chores. The farm
features seasonal
cane grindings, corn
shucking and her-
itage varieties of
livestock and wild
turkeys in a natural
setting. Everyone
enjoyed strolling
back in time to a
simpler way of life.


MERRY

SCHRISTMAS

AND HAPPY

NEW YEAR

FROM EVERYONE
AT THE CROSS
o CITY MANOR.





BE ALL LOVE YOU,
STAFF


AND RESIDENTS





CLASSES /





FREE




GED Classes will be offered at the following two
locations:
Cross City
Dixie County High School Vocation Business Lab
/Beginning January 10, 2011
Monday and Thursdays
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Old Town
Dixie County Old Town Education Complex
Bldgl 10, Room 100
Beginning January 11, 2011
Tuesday and Thursdays
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

You may register for GED classes at the site most conve-
nient to you. Please bring your Social Security card and
valid Florida State ID (i.e. Drivers License or State ID).
If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 you will need a
parent/guardian present to register.

Please contact Laura Wigglesworth at 352-498-6142 for
further information about this program.

Dixie District Schools do not discriminate based on race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age or
disability.


Anderson Elementary
School Advisory Council
sponsored a pie auction on
Dec. 16, 2010, Proceeds were
$2,585 which SAC will use
for student incentives and
awards. The SAC wishes to
extend a special thanks for
Mr. Buddy Livingston for be-
ing our auctioneer; all the
buyers and bakers; and our
kiddo's who showed the
pies/cakes for us.
.Thanks to:

BAKERS

Beverly Baumer
Charlene Bechtold
Betty Ann Beckham
Shirley Bryan
Tammy Bryan
Lola Butler
Diana Downing
Carol Anne Forehand
Laura Fowler
Naomi Gilliard
Tracey Groom
Lisa Hightower '
Sally Hollis
Susan Jones
April Kight
Jodi Livingston
Clarice Long
Rachel.Miller
Debra Orr
Beth Ann Palmer
Debbie Parrish
Clara Nell Polk
Penny Robson
Aimee St. Laurent
Jobi Taylor
Lorene Thomas
Brenda Timmons
Dawn Valentine
Deborah Ganus Walker

BUYERS
Tim Alexander
Bryan Co. Services, Inc.
Phillip & Tammy Bryan
Michelle Cannon


Starlet Cannon
Chuck Farmer
Florida Forest Products
Flying Hawk
Freeman Plumbing
Walter Freeman
Doyle Frierson
Paul Gainey
Gulf Coast Utility Services
Gene Higginbotham
Lisa Hightower
Hill & Cobb Insurance
Jones Masonry
K & S Flooring
Robbie Lee
Kristen McCaskill
Luther Mills
WC. Mills
Papa Bear's Inflatables, Inc.
Cheryl Pridgeon
Mark Rains
Dwayne "Top" Rollison
Stephenson's Septic
Jody Paul Stephenson
Mike Thomas
Tri Co. Elec./David Mc-
Queen
Latashia Sanchez
E.T. Usher

COORDINA-
TORS/HELPERS

Sam Bryan
Shirley Bryan
Tammy Bryan
Crystel Brown
Raymond Brown
Jordan Butler
Maddie Butler
Karen Bannister
Ashlyn Cannon
Morgan Cannon
Carol Anne Forehand
Maggie Forehand
Lillian Hightower
Maddi Kight
Jaime NesSmith
Raigan NesSmith
Beth Ann Palmer
Aimee-St. Laurent'
Taylor St. Laurent
Buddy Livingston
Mike Thomas
Nikita Timmons


RRMS Employeeof the Month
DIXIE COUNTY


ADULT WELDING
CLASS
Cross City, Dixie County
High School Welding Shop
Beginning Monday Janu-
ary 10, 2011
Monday, Tuesdays and
Thursday 6:00pm to
10:00pm .

Earn state certification
in SMAW, MIG, and TIG
welding. Be qualified for
jobs that pay $8.00 -
$16.00 per hour..

Please bring a valid Flori-
da State ID (i.e. Drivers
License or State ID) and
your Social Security Card
on the first night of class
to register. The fee is
$424.00 for this semes-
ter and is due on the
first day of class. A mini-
mum of 10 students is
required. If you need ad-
ditional information,
please call Laura Wig-
glesworth at 352-498-
6142.

Dixie District Schools do not
discriminate based on race,
color, sex, religion, national
origin, marital status, age or
disability.


Congratulations to Ruth Rains
Middle School employee of the
month, Karen Hires.
Karen started working at RRMS
as the guidance counselor's sec-
retary 16 % years ago. She is a
very dedicated employee who
spends countless hours on ensur-
ing students records are accu-
rate. According to guidance
counselor, Wendy Martin,
"Karen is a conscientious worker
that pays close attention to de-
tails. She has an outstanding
work ethic and I am grateful for
all she does for our students."
When Karen is not at work, she
loves spending time with her
husband Rodney, children and
grandchildren.
Thank you Karen for all of your
hard work and dedication to our
school. You have helped make
Ruth Rains Middle School at bet-
ter place!


Everybody likes pie


STRAIGHT TALK
By Dixie District School Super-
intendent Mark Rains

Season's Greetings! As we
take a break from our busy
schedules to celebrate this
joyous holiday season with
our families, we encourage
our students to rest and en-
joy their time away from
school. Students will return
on January 4th, refreshed
and ready to begin our sec-
ond semester.

Academics are at the front
of our agendas. School ad-
ministrators have visited
,classrooms while students
are taking mid year
progress monitoring tests.
We will continue to use the
results of these tests to fo-
cus on student needs and
strengths.

Our RRMS and DCHS stu-
dents are in the middle of
basketball season. FFA
chapters recently competed
at Sub-District level, with
the Dixie Middle FFA Chap-
ter winning two first place
awards and advancing to the
next level. The Beta Clubs
at all of our schools have
been very active and I thank
them for their many contri-
butions throughout our
community.

I am very thankful that we
were able to give our em-
ployees a good financial
package during this past
month. I would like to
thank our Finance Director,
Tonya Howell, her staff, all
five School Board Members,
and the DCEA leadership
for working cohesively as a
team to give what I feel like
is one of the best packages
in the state this year. Our
employees are well deserv-
ing!
Dixie District Schools will '
not be receiving funding
from the Race to the Top
(RTTT) program. This fund-
ing is divided over a four-
year period, which is based
on Title I funds with many
strings attached and is
strictly regulated as to how
the money can be spent by
the district. Dixie District
Schools did file an applica-
tion with the state of Flori-
da for its plan to spend
these dollars, with the core
of RTTT to be invested in
human capitol to benefit
student achievement. After
receiving feedback from our
application, we decided not
to pursue this funding as we
felt the requirements by the
federal government were
unrealistic.

The 2010 Fall FCAT Retakes
for Reading and Math were
recently issued from the De-
partment of Education.
Dixie County High School
had 31 fewer students tested
during retakes this year.
There were three areas
where our students were
above state average for per-
cent passing. We are en-
couraged by our Reading
scores and seeing improve-
ments through a higher
passing rate than in previ-
ous years.

The 2009-2010 high school.
grades were released early
this month from the Depart-
ment of Education. This is


the first year of the new
grading system for high
schools. In addition to
FCAT scores, other compo-
nents in the formula include
graduation rates and stu-
dent participation and suc-
cessful completion in high-
er-level courses and college
readiness. Dixie County
High School received a "D"
when all of these compo-
nents were evaluated. The
point value that DCHS
earned (928) was sufficient
for a "C" (870 to 989). How-
ever, there wasn't sufficient
growth in the bottom quar-
tile students, so the grade
dropped one letter grade.
This completes the school
grading cycle for the 2009-
2010 school year, with the
district grade of a "B".

We are continually working
to provide the best drug pre-
vention program available
for our students. The dis-
trict has conducted multiple
random student drug test
screenings this year at the
high school. In addition,
Sthe Dixie County Sheriff's
Office is providing drug
dogs to check our campus
on a regular basis.

Kids College is a new sup-
plemental curriculum pro-
gram that is being imple-
mented this year at both ele-
mentary schools. Students
work at their own pace to
enhance their skills in read-
ing and math. They are re-
warded.as points are accu-
mulated through education-
al sports games on the com-
puter.

The Dixie County High
School Band was recently
invited to participate in the
Governor's Inauguration
Parade in Tallahassee on
January 4th. The parade
will begin at 2:15 p.m.

We are in the process of im-
* plementing Skylert, which
is a new telephone notifica-
tion system. This is an au-
tomated system that will no-
tify parents if their child is
absent from school and is
scheduled to begin when
students return on January
4th. If you are a parent or
guardian of one of our stu-
dents and your telephone
number has changed, please
contact your child's school
to notify of update.

Please remember that I have
an open door policy and wel-
come your input for our
school system. My office is
located at 16077 NE 19 High-
way (next to DCHS) in Cross
City I will be in my satel-
lite office (Building 6, Room
019) at Old Town Elemen-
tary School on January 13,
between the hours of 8:00-
10:00 a.m. If you woulddlike
to schedule an appointment,
please call 498-6131.

For current Dixie District
Schools information, visit
our website at
http://www.dixie.kl2.fl.us.
We welcome your sugges-
tions in making this a user
friendly Website for stu-
dents, parents, and the com-
munity.

The way to a child's mind is
through the heart.

Mark A. Rains, Superinten-
dent
Dixie District Schools


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MERRY HRISTMAS MOMMY


cYOUJ XHOW WO YOUj ARNEO)


Florida Crown Workforce Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

Florida Crown spon-
sored a coloring con- '
test for the children
of our WT cus-
tomers. The win-
ners received a
Thanksgiving food
basket donated by -
the Wacassassa
Food Pantry in
Trenton, Turkey do-
nated by Hitch-
cocks, and toys do-
nated by Wal-Mart
and some very gen-
erous donors. A
special thank you to
all the donors for
making a difference
in the lives of some ustin n person, age years o a
of the children in Alyssa Anderson, age 11 years old (tied
Dixie County. as the winner)


Ruddy Musante, age 8 years old and Mike Allen,
age 5 years old




HAPPY IOTHBIRTHDAY HOLLY


With lots of Love XOXO Love, Carson





m6O 2 ,4,-/926- 1986

We remember you on your birthday because the pas-
sion and the love for God' and each other is still with us
today And when things go wrong, as they sometimes
do, and the roa that we trudge on seems uphill, we can
always think back and reflect on the good times and.
keep going.

Love,
Your children and family


My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless
Christmas trees.
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christ-
mas-with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christ-
mas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music
can't compare
with the Christmas choir
up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the Joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.


So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more
precious
than pure gold.
was always most important
the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each
other,
my Father said to do.
I cant count the blessing or
love
has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year

We Love and miss you, Love your Family


2- -/2-79- /2-22- 09


I never want this to go unsaid, so here in this poem, is for it
to be said. There are no words to express how much you
mean to me.
A son like you, I thought could never be.
Because the day you were born, I just knew,
God sent me a blessing- and that was you.
For this Thank him everyday, you are the true definitiori of
a son, in every way,
It is because of you that my life has meaning,
becoming a man has shown me a new sense of being.
I want you to know that you were the purpose of my life,
out of everything I did it was you that I know how much
you care,
I can tell by the relationship that we share.
For a son like you there could be no other, and whether we
together or apart,
please do not ever forget you will always have a piece of my
heart.

I love you son.
Love your mom Bonnie, grandmother, Shelton, your Sis-
ter's, too many niece's to name.


Volunteers


Needed

United Way of North Central
Florida is accepting volunteer
applications for the Free In-
come Tax Assistance Program.
As a volunteer tax preparer, you
will make a difference in the'
lives of the people you serve.
Connecting a tax customer to
the Earned Income Tax Credit
can raise a family's income by
more than $5,600. Volunteering
once a week for the entire tax
season can produce more than
$51,000 in refunds!

What will I be doing as a volun-
teer tax preparer?

You will connect working peo-
ple with the tax credits for
which they are eligible, often
adding thousands of dollars to
their tax refund. You will work
with individuals and families
using intake forms and comput-
er software to electronically file
tax returns.

What skills do I need?

You do not need professional
tax law experience to be a vol-
unteer tax preparer, however
basic computer literacy, atten-
tion to detail, and customer ser-
vice skills are very important.
Will I receive training?

Free training is provided. You
will be provided with the
knowledge and skills needed to
perform your role with confi-
dence. Training includes tax
law, computer software applica-
tion, and orientation.

What does tax preparer train-
ing involve?

The training program is 25


hours in addition to test time.
You can choose either class-
room training or online train-
ing. You will receive IRS train-
ing materials to guide you
through your studies.
How much time is involved in
volunteering?

Typically volunteers commit
four hours each week during
tax season, February 1st
through April 18th.

I have prior tax preparation ex-
perience. Do I need additional
training?

Yes. If you prepared tax returns
in 2009, but were not a volun-
teer tax preparer, you will need
to complete online "tax law
changes" training and class-
room-based computer software
training for recertification. If
you were a volunteer tax pre-
parer in 2009, you will need to
complete online "tax law
changes" training for re-certifi-
cation.

Where and when will I work?

You can volunteer daytime,
evenings and/or Saturdays and
choose from more than 10 tax
prep locations in the city and
surrounding counties.
What if I make a mistake on a
tax return?

Each tax prep location is super-
vised by a trained Site Coordi-
nator who provides you sup-
port, answers your questions as
they arise, and reviews and au-
thorizes all your tax returns
prior to transmitting them.

How do I sign up to be a volun-
teer?

Contact Jon Dechow, United
Way of North Central Florida,
352-331-2800 x227 or jde-
chow@unitedwayncfl.org.


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From LIGHTS, pg 1

They also enjoyed visiting
with Santa in his new red
sleigh and telling him what
they were hoping to find un-
der the Christmas Tree,
Toy for Tots had a gift for
each of them as well. The
Classic Car show had one of
the largest turnouts ever,
with 110 entries. There
were some real beauties on
display and many came
away with some nice tro-
phies. The Cruising for
Grins Car Club does a great
job organizing this part of
the Festival.
The weather was
perfect and the crowds came
out to enjoy a beautiful day
as they browsed among the
many varied art and craft
booths and stopped along
the way to sample some of
the tempting foods available
or have a cup of hot choco-
late or coffee to warm them
up.
The entertainment of the
day was non-stop as Twice
Blessed, Gina Cowsert and
Laura Murphy, started us
off with some wonderful
Christmas Carols followed
by the Fanning Springs
Community Church Choir
and much more. Randy
Slaughter and the Big Cy-
press Band along with the
Mercy Mountain Boys,
Amos Neo, Amos Philman
Family Band and Dotti
South and the Slackers were
a great hit throughout the
dayThe Yellow Rubber
Ducky Race is always excit-
ing to watch and the win-
ners for that were Pat Orr,
1st Place, Maggie Cox, 2nd
Place and Steve Megaral,
3rd Place. The Suwannee
River Boat Club sponsors
this portion of the day's
events. President Becky
Sanford said that 1,750 little
ducks were sold and put in
the river at 3:30 to see which


TaE OUTBACK
BOWL
ON WZCC

WZCC will be broadcasting
the 25th Anniversary Out-
back Bowl on Saturday Jan-
uary 1, 2011 featuring the
UF Gators vs. the Nittany
Lions of Penn State. This is
also the final UF game
coached by Urban Meyer
and will pit him against leg-


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4-k< ( S


At the December 6th
meeting, there were
about 25 people there
including family
members. We all do-
nated Toys for the
Toys for Tots, nomi-
nated officers, or-
dered Soaring Eagles
T-shirts and received
ourpins. We all got
our tag-in papers


ones would make the finish
line first.
Drawings for the many Mer-
chant Gifts were made every
hour through out the day
and the Raffle winners were
announced at 4:00. Dixie
Music donated an acoustic
guitar, Point of View donat-
ed a 3-dimensional metal
School of Fish art work and
Toy for Tots donated a cof-
fee table with 2 matching
end tables.
Of course the day would not
be complete without the
beautiful lighted Boat Pa-
rade on the Suwannee River
in the evening. Although we
only had 7 entries, they all
did a magnificent job in dec-
orating their boats. The
winners of the parade were
Theresa Jones, 1st place in
small category followed.by
Trent Jones for 2nd place.
William Couey placed 1st in
the medium category with
Heather Jones placing 2nd
place. Mike Boyer place 1st
in the large category with
Reggie Horton, 2nd place,
and Lyndal Lanier 3rd
place.
A huge "Thank You" to our
volunteers from the High-
way Patrol, Gilchrist, Dixie
and Levy County Sheriff
Departments and EMS units
and their volunteers for a
job well done. Our sponsors
were City of Fanning
Springs, Pure Water Wilder-
ness, Levy County Visitors
Bureau, Gilchrist TDC, and
TV 20. We appreciate the as-
sistance of Anderson Co-
lumbia, Waste Pro, Jones
Plumbing, the Fanning
Springs State Park, and the
many volunteers that gave
of their time and effort to
help make the Festival a
fantastic success. The Lan-
caster Prison Work Detail
provides a tremendous as-
sistance in setting up and
taking down for this event
as well.


endary coach Joe Paterno.

This will mark the Gators
20th straight bowl appear-
ance and their 4th appear-
ance in the Outback Bowl.
more info
http://www.outbackbowl.co
m/.Our broadcast coverage
will begin at 11am with the
pregame show. This game
will be broadcast over both
stations: AM 940 in
Chiefland and AM 1240 in
Cross City.


signed for the tag-in.
We also had refresh-
ments and enjoyed
the meeting very
much.

We're looking for-
ward to the next
meeting of the Soar-
ing Eagles on Janu-
ary 10, 2011 at 6:00
pm.

Submitted by
Trinity Gail Grissett,
Reporter, Secretary


Girl Scout Troop 977
celebrates the

Holidays by helping
others...

October started a new year
in Girl Scouts. Troop 977
welcomed 5 new members to
their Daisy/Junior troop:
Macy Roberts, Kimberly
King, Karis York, Kierstyn
York, and Kayli York.

For the Girl Scout founder's
150thbirthday, which also
happens to be on the Ameri-
can Holiday of Halloween,
the girls celebrated with a
cake and costume.party.
Each girl brought in a
"birthday" gift to the party,
which was donated to the lo-
cal Toys for Tots Christmas
Program.

In November the girls "exer-
cised" their right to "vote",
with a custom ballot con-
sisting of food choices for
their upcoming Thanksgiv-
ing Party.

In celebration of Veteran's
Day, the girls wrote letters
and cards to local Veterans,
both past and present,
thanking them for serving
and protecting our Country,
so that we have such free-
doms as a "right to vote".
(A very special "thank you"
to Mrs. Starlette Cannon
and Lisa Sheppherd for the
"I voted" stickers and Veter-
ans' addresses.)

The girls celebrated
Thanksgiving, not only with
a nice Thanksgiving Dinner,
compliments of all the
Troop Moms, but also by do-


nating to those in need. The
girls brought in several
items to make a large food
basket and also brought in
canned goods for the United
Christian Services' canned
food collection. (A very spe-
cial thank you to the town's
City Clerk for donating the
Turkey in the food basket.)

December was a very busy,
but equally fun time for the
girls. They began their
Christmas celebrations by
Going caroling at the Haven
Hospice Center in
Chiefland. The girls made a
gift bag filled with candy,.a
card, and a pair of Christ-
mas socks for every patient.
However,-it wasn't the gift
bags that brought the pa-
tients joy; it was the sight
and sound of those little
girls, as they sang them
their favorite Christmas
songs. (What a blessing it
was for the moms too!) Af-
ter caroling, the girls had a
pizza party at the Pizza Hut.

As the troop's Christmas
celebrations came to an end,
the girls had a Cookie Ex-
change Party.. All the Moms
brought in their favorite
Christmas Cookies/Candies,
along with their recipes to
share and exchange. The
girls played the "Chinese
Christmas Gift Exchange"
and all followed the Girl
Scout Law of being consid-
erate and caring, very well!
After their.Cookie Ex-
change, the girls went carol-
ing at the Cross City Rehab,
taking the residents and
staff some of their Christ-
mas cookies to enjoy

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From COMMISSION, pg 1

Building and Zoning official
John Jenkins presented a
requested special exception
to allow Shelly Ross to oper-
ate a real estate office in her
home in Jena. It was ap-
proved.

He then asked Commission-
ers about a possible change
in the County's LDR's in
Commercial Zoning dis-
tricts to allow a light indus-
trial and manufacturing use
as a special exception. A
business that uses chemi-
cals and fiberglass is consid-
ering opening up in the
Cross City Marine building
near the High School on US
19. The North Florida Plan-
ning Council recommended
the change.

The Commission agreed
that Dixie needs the jobs,
but decided to hold a'work-
shop on the issue because of
safety concerns of the
chemicals and a possible ex-
plosion so near to the High
School.

EMS Director Tim Alexan-
der announced that after 15
days, that Progress Energy
finally turned the power on
at the Cross City EMS sta-
tion. He informed Commis-
sioners that EMS will be
having a mass casualty ex-
ercises on January 18th that
will simulate an overturned
bus wreck on the road at the
Trail Riders Club. The road
will be closed from approxi-
mately 8 am to 3 pm for the
exercises.

Commissioner Holifield
brought up complaints that
he's been getting from cer-
tain people that they are
"not getting a chance to
compete" for county con-
tracts on "oil and hydraulic
parts" for the county yard.
County Attorney Jennifer
Ellison said that the county
is not required to get bids
on items under $25,000, but
that there was "an unspo-
ken policy" to get bids on
anything over $10,000 and
that she is working on
"some sort of local prefer-
ence policy" that would
weight local businesses
higher than out-of-county
ones when bidding for coun-
ty business.


County Manager Mike Cas-
Ssidy presented revisions to
the employee absentee and


STEINHATCHEE BELLES
ATTEND ARTS SEMINAR

In keeping with their goal of cul-
tural development and refine-
ment, the Steinhatchee Belles
participated in a Decorative Arts
Seminar on December 7 at the
Point of View in Fanning
Springs.
Upon entering the Point of View
the Belles were greeted by Mrs.
Renate Smith and her staff. The
store was beautifully decorated
for the Christmas Holiday Sea-
son and put one in mind of the
Macy's Department Store win-
dows of childhood.
The seminar conducted by Mrs.
Smith taught the Belles the art
of painting on glass. The Belles
learned brush strokes and tech-
niques for painting dogwood
blossoms and leaves. After much


tardy policy manual that
will go into effect on Febru-
ary 1, 2011.

Cassidy also reported that
due to having no workman's
comp claims in the last six
months, that employees will
receive a "safety day" off
from work. He said that the
county has not had a Work-
man's Comp loss in the last
18 months, in no small part
due to the "day off" policy.

County Attorney Jennifer.
Ellison reported that the
County received a letter
from a man in Horseshoe
saying that the County grad-
er had graded his property
when grading the right-of-
way, but that after sending
out someone to measure,
that "we did not come off
our right of way." She also
reported that she is "work-
ing toward a lease on Dixie
Wood Products'" building,
and that the Perryman suit
over a dog bite in a County
park had been dismissed
due to an insufficiency in
the complaint. Ellison con-
tinued that the Citizens'
Bank case against the Coun-
ty has been moved to Feder-
al Court and that she has
made a motion to dismiss
the case.

She asked for a resolution to
allow storage sheds under
300 square feet to be exempt
from permitting fees (but
not from the permitting
process). This resolution
has been championed by
Commissioner Holifield as
his signature issue since his
first meeting on the Board.
She-asked for the resolution
"if you would like to move
forward." The Commission
voted to approve a resolu-
tion, except for Commis-
sioner Hunt, who said, "I
can't approve it. The reason
I went against this is be-
cause I have not sat down
with the building official.
The building official is not
satisfied," that the resolu-
tion would be legal and not
in compliance with Florida
Statutes.

Phil Bishop of North Flori-
da Professional Services re-
ported that he has the per-
mit from SRWMD for the
Gornto project "in hand."
He also reported that the
Demory Creek Boat Ramp
project was funded, but that
the boat ramp in Jena was
not due to parking.issues.

practice each Belle decorated
two goblets appropriate for wa-
ter or iced tea to dress up an af-
ternoon tea or brunch.
Our impeccable hostess, Mrs.
Smith, prepared a sumptuous
luncheon of gourmet chicken
salad on freshly baked croissants
accompanied by fresh fruit The
piece de resistance was the sea-
sonally spiced cheese cake.
Not only is Ms. Smith a talented
artist but she is also a gourmet
chef. The Steinhatchee Belles all
agreed Ms. Smith and Emily
Post were well acquainted.
Each Belle returned home with
two beautifully decorated glass
which many intend to give as
Christmas gifts. The Belles are
now looking forward to their
Christmas party and cookie
swap.


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THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CAUTIONS AGAINST
CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING THIS WINTER

The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) urges Floridi-
ahs to take precautions to
prevent carbon monoxide
(CO) poisoning during the
colder winter months or dur-
ing any situation involving a
loss of power. As tempera-
tures drop, the potential for
CO poisonings and deaths
rise.

"Carbon monoxide is danger-
ous and can be fatal if people
and pets are exposed to high
levels, even for short periods
of time," said Dr. Lisa Conti,
Director of the DOH Division
of. Environmental Health.
"Floridians who use indoor
gas heaters and fireplaces
should ensure the heaters ex-
haust to the outdoors, regu-
larly check and maintain fuel
burning appliances, and be
aware of the signs of CO poi-
soning. Properly working
CO alarms can save lives by
alerting you to life threaten-
ing levels of carbon monox-
ide."

Invisible, odorless and taste-
less, CO is a highly poiso-
nous gas produced by burn-
ing fuels such as gasoline,
natural gas, kerosene, char-
coal and wood. Inside a
home, CO can come from a
gas-fueled furnace, gas water
heater, gas clothes dryer, gas
ranges, kerosene space
heaters, portable generators,
gas or charcoal grills, fire-
places or wood stoves. The
risk of illness or death in-
creases with the level of CO
in the air and the amount of
time exposed. Dangerous CO
levels can result when home
appliances are not properly
maintained or when used in-
correctly

The common signs and
symptoms of CO poisoning
include headache, nausea,
lethargy (or fatigue), weak-
ness, abdominal discom-
fort/pain, confusion and
dizziness. Other signs and
symptoms may include
blurred vision, numbness
and tingling, ataxia, irritabil-
ity, agitation, chest pain,
shortness of breath, palpita-
tions, seizures and loss of
consciousness.

Anyone who suspects symp-
toms of CO poisoning should
go outside the home or build-
ing immediately and seek
prompt medical attention. If
a person has collapsed or is
not breathing, call 9-1-1 for






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emergency medical assis-
tance immediately from a
safer location such as out-
side or from a neighbor's
home. Children, pregnant
women and people with
heart condition are most
vulnerable.

DOH suggests these tips to
help prevent carbon monox-
ide poisoning:

o Install and use fuel-
burning appliances accord-
ing to manufacturer instruc-
tions.
o Never use a gas stove
or oven to heat the home.
o Have fuel-burning ap-
pliances inspected and ser-
viced annually by a licensed
contractor.
o Inspect exhaust venti-
lation systems every year, in-
cluding chimneys, flues and
vents.
o Never burn charcoal
inside a house, garage, vehi-
cle or tent, even in a fire-
place.
o Avoid using unvented
gas or kerosene heaters in
enclosed spaces, especially
sleeping areas. Never leave
an automobile running in a
garage, even with the garage
door open.
o Do not leave the rear
window or tailgate of a vehi-
cle open while driving. CO
from the exhaust can be
pulled inside the car, van or
camper.
o Install battery operat-
ed CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery backup
inside the house according to
manufacturer's installation
instructions or NFPA 720:
Standard for the Installation
of Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Detection and Warning
Equipment.
o The CO alarm should
meet the most recent UL 2034
standard, IAS 6-96 standard
or the CSA 6.19.01 standard.
o Replace.CO alarm
batteries once a year and test
alarms frequently
o. Replace CO alarms as
recommended by the alarm
manufacturer.
o Never use a portable
generator or a fuel-powered
tool indoors, including in
homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, sheds and oth-
er enclosed or partially en-
closed areas.
o Always place portable.
generators outdoors on a dry.
surface, faraway from doors,
windows, vents and air con-
ditioning equipment that
could allow CO to enter. Ori-
ent the generator so the ex-
haust port is pointing away
from the home.

For more information about
suspected poisoning emer-
gencies, call the Florida Poi-
son Information Center at 1-


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Representing.RRMS as
Student of the Month for
November / December is:
Emily Sellers, Taze'ya
Collins, Kelsey Smith.


Emily Sellers was chosen by
her teachers to represent Ruth
Rains Middle School as
Nov/Dec Student of the
Month. Emily lives in Old
Town and is the daughter of
Dan and Debbie Sellers. Her fa-
vorite classes are language
arts and physical education;
she loves to read and loves the
outdoors. Some of Emily's hob-
bies are drawing, softball, and
volleyball. When Emily gradu-
ates from high school she
plans to pursue a career as a
marine biologist. Congratula-
tions, Emily!

Taze'ya Collins has been se-
lected as our 7th grade Student
of the Month. She is the
daughter of Tracy and Tamika


Collins. Taze'ya is a pleasure
to have in class. She is very
soft spoken, polite and con-
cerned about her academics.
Taze'ya is involved in all the
girls' sports at Ruth Rains Mid-
dle School. During her free
time she enjoys hanging out
with her friends and family as
well as shopping and watching
movies. Taze'ya goAls are to at-
tend Bethune Cookman Col-
lege and become a registered
nurse. Congratulations,
Taze'ya!

Kelsey Smith has been selected
as the 8th grade Student of the
Month. She is the daughter of
Jody and Christy Smith.
Kelsey attends school regular,
completes her assignment in
class. Her favorite subject is
Science and Physical Educa-
tion. She is also an active
member of the Beta and Dra-
ma Club. Kelsey is also a
cheerleader for Ruth Rains
Middle School. She plans on
becoming a Doctor one day.
Congratulations, Kelsey!


NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE
The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida proposes to amend the Dixie County Land
Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations,
within the area shown on the map below, as follows:
LDR 10-02, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text ofthe Land
Development Regulations by amending Section 4.14.5, entitled Special Exceptions Commercial Intensive
(CI) zoning district, to add light manufacturing, assembling, processing (including food processing, but
not slaughterhouses), packaging or fabricating in completely enclosed buildings as a special exception.

DIXIE COUNTY


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What is Swat Doing

This Month?

SWAT is the acronym for
the organization known as
'Students Working Against
Tobacco', and that is pre-
cisely what the members of
the Dixie County High
School SWAT club is doing.
Our very active club here at
DCHS is constantly busy
working on tobacco aware-
ness not only in
our school, but in
our community
as well. Did you
know that tobac-
co use rates at
DCHS are nearly
double that of the
entire state aver-
age? To be pre-
cise, or very own
High School has
the highest rate of
tobacco use in the
state of Florida, and one of
-the highest in the nation! As
mentioned, SWAT members
are striving to lower the sta-
tistic, keeping busy with nu-
merous awareness activi-
ties.

On November 18, DCHS
SWAT participated in an an-
nual tobacco danger aware-
ness campaign aptly entitled
"The Great American
Smokeout." The purpose of
the activity is to encourage
tobacco users (riot limited to
smokers) to kick the habit,
and to give non-smokers the
resources, knowledge, and
desire to advise and assist
someone to quit. During
lunch at school, several
SWAT officers as well as nu-
merous other members
stood beside a very informa-
tional booth, containing vi-
suals, pamphlets, and even
props to aide in explaining
the dangers of tobacco. On


the ground was a taped out-
line of a body lying on the
ground, this was meant to
depict the scene of a mur-
der. Scattered intermittently
around the body were sever-
al varieties of packs of ciga-
rettes, snuff, chewing tobac-
co, and cigars. The purpose
of these items? They were
the evidence of the death!
The outline of the murder
victim was actually a sym-
bolic victim of tobacco. Did
you
know
that
eighty-
eight
people
die each
day in
Florida
from a
tobacco
related
illness?
Our
school
resource officer, Mr. Johnny
Valentine even joined us, at-
taining everyone in the
lunchroom's attention, ex-
plaining the meaning of the
body outline while adding
an official ambience to the
room of high-schoolers.
Soon enough, though, every-
one continued eating lunch,
but the SWAT members
knew that the students had
listened, and that is all we
desired to accomplish. Our
purpose as the Dixie County
SWAT club is to bring
awareness to the fact that
tobacco is a serious problem
in our community, and we
are tired of being a statistic;
"The Great American
Smokeout" was a perfect
way to utilize the time we
had at lunch, when students
are most comfortable, to in-
form them of what SWAT is,
and what purpose we are
serving.


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The first of two public hearings will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners to consider the
amendment and to conduct a first reading of the ordinance adopting the amendment. The public hearing
will be held on January 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard in the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting Room, County Courthouse, located at 401 North Cedar Street, Cross
City, Florida. The title of said ordinance shall read, as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF DIXIE COUNTY, AS AMENDED; PURSUANT TO
AN APPLICATION, LDR 10-02, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.14.5, ENTITLED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS
COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (Cl) ZONING DISTRICT, TO ADD LIGHT
MANUFACTURING. ASSEMBLING, PROCESSING (INCLUDING FOOD PROCESSING,
BUT NOT SLAUGHTERHOUSES), PACKAGING OR FABRICATING IN COMPLETELY
ENCLOSED BUILDING AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE

The public hearing may be continued to one or more future date. Any interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the
amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment.

Copies of the amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment are available for public inspection at
the Office of the County Clerk, County Courthouse, 401 North Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida, during
regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced
public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeals to be based.


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The Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, Dec 16, at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. Win-
nelle Horne was away taking
in the festivities at the Boys
Camp in Live 'Oak.
Some of the ladies worked on
the quilt in the frame. Other
ladies helped each other with
their qwn projects. I was
fascinated watching a simple
crochet project being written
down for me to follow. (I man-
aged to make two with a lit-
tle practicethe project will
be a lot easier.)
Last week we reversed the
Quilt winners. Vicky Van


Dyke won the Watermelon
Quilt and Virginia Lewis
won the Attic window.
Two reminders 1) the bus
for the State Fair in Febru-
ary is filling fast = if you
want to see the Fair and miss
the problems of driving and
parking the price of the
bus ride includes a pass into
the Fair; and 2) there will be
no Log Cabin Quilters meet-
ing the Thursday before
Christmas. We hope to see
everyone after Christmas
Thursday lunch was deli-
cious, with goulash, cheese
and macaroni, spaghetti, col-
lards, meatballs with pota-
toes and carrots, BBQ
smoked sausages, vegetable
soup, chicken salad, fruit-
cake arid cookies
Myi-tice Scabarozi


I once bought m, kids a set

of batteries for ChristmaS With

a note on it saying,

to'gs not included.
Bernard "Tanning





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Martin

Luther King

Parade

coming

1/17/2010
Looking for participants.
Contact Angela Carter

498-3750


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Thursday December 23, 2010


Steinhatchee Place Resort furnished I
and 2 bedroom condos for rent 600.00-
700.00 and utilities included in price
cable, internet and hot tub in Stein-
hatchee call 1-352-498-7740 (Nov-Feb)
3BR 2Bath House for rent 1st and last
month rent. NO PETS. call 498-3795
224 NE 147 ST / 3br 11/2 bath block
home, fenced yard for rent in cross
city, rent $650.00 / first and last month
required.
352-210-0318 Marcy
Doublewide MH 3 BR 2Bath on 2
acres. Central Heat and Air ready Fri-
day Call 352-542-3377 or 352-578-4461
3BR 2Bath double wide with family
room 650.00 a month call 498-7632
TIMBERS
APARTMENTS

1,2, AND 3 BR, HC & non-HC accessi-
ble apts. Rental Assistahce may be
available. 231 NE 97th St., Cross City,
FL. Call 352-498-3175, TDd/TTY 711.
"This institution is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer."
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.
2BR 11/2 Bath MH 4 Rent call 498-0181

HOUSE FOR RENT. Available Decem-
ber 1, 2-3 bedroom, 1 bath. In Cross
City Wheelchair ramp. 498-3999.
Single person 1BR 1Bath apartment
for rent, animal friendly 400.00 a
month, includes rent, electric and wa-
ter call 352-224-0749

2BR lBath 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
3 BR, 1 Bath Good location
$550/month first, last, deposit 352-498-
0164
4 BR 400.00, 3 BR 360.00, 2 BR 360.00
498-0760
House for rent in Cross City take sec-
tion A call 498-0164
1BR possible 2BR 11/2 Bath House for
rent 450.00 a month, and deposit,
walking distance to Cross City call
407-227-6778




Bor 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.



Free 8 week old Kittens. Call 352-
356-1211



Christmas Fun


Facts


# Sending Christmas cards is
still the in thing to do around
Christmas time. Americans
on average send out 28
Christmas cards to friends
and family yearly, and guess
what, it's certainly not in
vain either, most will receive
28 for the same period.

# Christmas is a great time
to exercise. You will walk an
average of five miles between
the parking lot and stores,
however, don't let this give
you a false sense of security,
most people still gain those
pesky Christmas pounds de-
spite this.

# Leftovers can sometimes be
your enemy Spoilt leftovers
are responsible for 400,000
cases of post Christmas asso-
ciated illnesses.


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


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


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,
lmhcrn2b@aol'com

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. Sol-
id wood! 498-3999.

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

HOSPITAL BED. Fully adjustable
with hand remote. $200 OBO. 498-
7311, Steve.


Refrigerator needs paint. $75.00
498-7425

93 ord Tracer Station Wagon
$2,000 cash or trade for small auto-
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
ScannerEPSON 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, Wireless, Windows Profession-
al $150.00 or OBO Call 352.262.1954
or 352.356.7378 for more informa-
tion.

30" Gas range 200.00 or OBO call
498-0774

30 foot hunting camper with new
floor, asking 900.00 for it. call at
352-210-7765

'08 Buick Lucerne; pearl white; 86k
miles; grey leather interior;
23-26 mileage; maintained 542-
4362.

Wanted: Lot or Parcel with DW mo-
bile home. owner financing re-
quired small down balance over 10
years. close at title company Larry
352-490-5656

LEGAL NOTICE: A PETITION
FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT
has been filed in Dixie COunty
against a 1997 Model Year Saturn
SC Sports Coupe, VIN
1G8ZG127XVZ151363. Anyone with
any claims file them before Janu-
ary 6, 2011.
50,51,52,1

beige leather couch and love seat
150.00 bow flex 400.00 call 213-2360

Portable generator 6500 watts
400.00 or OBO, oak table with 6
chairs 250.00 or OBO call 542-8367


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 (332) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we
sell! A member of the Florida
SQuality Water.

JIM'S PRESSURE WASH &
PAINT Since 1985. To all previous
& new customers I am offering a
10% discount for the entire
month of December. Merry
Christmas & God' bless! Pastor
Jim Hurst (352) 498-3023 or 356-
3831

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 Rhonda Cassidy
352-213-7178






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 ownerfinance 1-850-973-
3628





(Formerly Lake City Community Col-
lege)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
PROGRAMS
224 Duty Days Tenured Track
SInstructor 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


ACROSS
1. Day-_ paint
4. Source of
contraband -
cigars
8. Sudden outbursts
14. Letters on a chit
15. Cartel acronym
16. Draws a bead on
17. Lunch-counter
order
18. 1977 Mel Brooks
film
20. Cotton thread
22. _Park, Colorado
23. Saint-_ (French
textile center)
26. Preserving, as
pork
30. "I did it!"
31. Muscat's
sultanate
33. Prolific "author"
34. _a living (just
get by)
36. It had a part in the
Bible
38. Mount Saint
Helens fallout
40. Stores, as fodder
42. Follower's suffix
43. Site of Tut's tomb
45. Favored one leg
47. Country (great
distance)
48. Sicilian spewer
49. Bivouac shelter
52. Form, as a jury
55. Afghan maker
57. Esther of "Good
Times"
59. Hot Lips Houlihan,
for one
60. Purveyor of
Sbawdy jokes, say
65. Flat _pancake
66. Simple
hydrocarbon
67. Pew locale
68. Op. (footnote
abbr.)
69. Whistle-blower


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 Commission
on Colleges of the Southern Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education and Employment
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Formerly Lake City Community
College
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
SPRING 2011
Pharmacology
Master's degree in nursing or
pharmacology and at least two
years of experience required.
Nutrition
Master's degree in nursing or di-
etary and at least two years of
experience required.

Contact Mattie Jones at 386-754-
4368 or mattie.jones@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 Education & Employment
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PART TIME MEMBER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE
Tri-County Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc. has an opening for a
part-time Member Service Rep-
resentative in our Madison Of-
fice. The candidate is required
to have a High School Diploma
or equivalent and
one to two years of customer
service experience.
The ideal candidate should have
outstanding people skills, excel-
lent oral and written communi-
cation skills and the ability to
multitask.
The Cooperative offers competi-
tive salary and benefits. '
Tri-County is an EOE and
DFWP.
Please send resume and com-
pleted Tri-County Employment
Application Form, which is
available at any TCEC office or
online at www.tcec.com, before
December 21, 2010 to:
Stephanie Carroll
Tri-County Electric Cooperative,
Inc.
2862 West US 90
Madison, FL 32340


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70. New World abbr.
71. Sardine can
attachment

DOWN
1. Chicken's heart,
e.g.
2. Sue Lyon role of
1962
3. Butler, maid, et al.
4. Skater Sasha
5. Wire service inits.
6. Request a doggie
treat
7. Head problem?
8. He comes once a
year
9. Computer-screen
dot
10. Mutinied ship of
1839
11. Mao -tung
12. Scarf down
13. Dirty digs


19. Org.
21. Dike problem
24. Middays
25. Outback avians
27. Advantageous
position
28. Turndowns
29. Pesky flier
32. Not quite upright
35. Extra-wide, at the
shoe store
36. Staff anew
37. Letters for
Kreskin
38. "Look ...'
("Misty" starter)
39. Gap-filling wedge
41. Sausage unit
44. Stutz (classic
car)
46. Ides of March
rebuke


48. Model
Macpherson
50. Tabloids
"monster"
51. Trade agreement
53. Nary a soul
54. Chaser of "that
wascally wabbit"
56. Word preceding
city or circle
58. Ferber or Best
60. Ashe Stadium do-
over
61. Ear: Prefix
62. Horton heard one
63. "How Dry _"
64. DC's Constitution
or Pennsylvania


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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday December 23, 2010


Stuff to Do


Suwannee

Chamber Party


The Suwannee River Cham-
ber of Commerce invited
the community of Suwan-
nee to
join
them for
their De-
cember
meeting
and
Christ-
mas par-
ty. The
evening
began
with a
delicious prime rib dinner
and the community center
was beautifully decorated in
red and green. Judge
Koberlein reminded the
group of the true meaning
on Christmas, and chal-
lenged each one to be cer-
tain to say "MERRY
CHRISTMAS" as a
reminder to others of this
important season on the
birth of Jesus. Christias
carols were led by Larry
Martin and Reba Shaw on
the piano. Sinoma Brown
passed the hat (literally) for
donations for children in
need this Christmas season.
The evening's final order of
business was the presenta-
tion of the 2010 Eric "Eck"
Bass award to Kay & Russ


McCallister. This award has
been given every year for
the past 10 years to those
who diligently work to make
Suwannee a better place for
all to live. Mrs. Eck Bass
was a true example of good
citizenship and her daugh-
ter, Sandra Prescott, was on
hand for the award. Many,
many thanks
to both
Kay and
Russ for
their hard
work and
dedication
over these
past three
years. They
have hosted
writers,
produced the Chamber
newsletter, served as Trea-
surer and VP, and Kay is
Chairman of the Tourism
Development Commission.
They have both been instru-
mental in promoting pad-
dling and enjoyment of the
wonderful natural resources
throughout Dixie County
and have served as volun-
teer fire fighters/lst respon-
ders.
Congratulations to Russ &
Kay McCallister, winners of
the 2010 Eric "Eck" Bass
Award from the Suwannee
River

Chamber of Commerce.


Free chilbirth



Breastbtfeedng/ Vlass


December 29th
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
At the Gilchrist County Health Department

Classes are sponsored by the Gilchrist Co. Health
Department and Healthy Start. They are held to
make having and caring for a new baby easier.
Each mom in attendance will be registered for a
chance to win a doorprize.

Please call Gilchrist Co. Healthy Start at 352-463-
3120 ext 115 to register. If you are unable to
reach me, you may also call Dixie Co. Healthy
Start at 352-498-1360 ext.-1-2129. Thank you!


Knitting

Class

Instructed by Susan Hol-
landsworth
Cedar Key Arts Center 457
Second Street, Cedar Key
Wednesday evenings at 5
Whether a beginner looking
for the basic stitches or some-
one struggling with more
elaborate stitches, this class
is for you. Join the group for
a fun evening.
First session is 5 Jan to dis-
cuss plans no charge for this
meeting. Other sessions are
$10.
Call Susan 352 543 6950 for
more information or to sign
up for the class. You may
also sign up in the Keyhole.
A complete list of scheduled
classes and workshops can be
found at:
www.Cedarkeyartscenter.org



Gold Coast


Greyhound


Adoption,

Gainesville Chapter
Sunday, Dec 26
12:00p to 4:00p
at PetSmart,
Gainesville, FL

The recently formed
Gainesville Chapter of the
Gold Coast Greyhound
Adoptions, Inc. is having a
"Meet and Greet" with the
Greyhounds at Petsmart on
Archer Rd in Gainesville,
Sunday December 26 from
noon until 4pm.
All of our greyhounds are
retired racers from local
Florida tracks. Come out
and meet the "fastest friend"
you will ever have and let
these lovable dogs race into
your hearts..


AARP CLASSES

Florida is a mandated State
and any insurance company
doing business in Florida
must give a discount to
those completing an AARP
Safe Driving Course. Open
to all 50 and older. Contact
your agent for discount
amounts. Update yourself to
earn a discount and get new-
ly enacted motor vehicle and
traffic laws. Course fee is
$12 for AARP members and
$14 all others. Call the list-
ed instructor below to regis-
ter.
January 14, at Old Town
First Methodist Church,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., call
Lee Miller at 352-498-5004









Downtown Countdown -
New Year's Eve Celebration
Friday, Dec 31 9:00p to Sat-
urday, Jan 1 (2011) 12:30a
at Bo Diddley Community
Plaza, Gainesville, FL
The City of Gainesville De-
partment of Parks, Recre-
ation and Cultural Affairs
will host Downtown Count-
down, a New Year's Eve cel-
ebration concert at the Bo
Diddley Community Plaza.
Headlining the concert is
the Beatles tribute band,
The Impostors, a six-piece
group comprised of some of
the area's most popular mu-
sicians


BLACK BEAR

PROGRAM

The Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion will hold its monthly
meeting on Monday, Janu;
ary 10, 2011 at the Suwannee
River Water Management
District Office from 7-9 PM,
on US 90 and CR 49,2 miles
east of Live Oak. The Public
is welcome!
Our program will feature:
Eric Dennis of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife, who will
present a program on the
black bears of Florida, their
habitats (ranges in Florida),
diets, behavior, hiberna-
tion/reproduction, mortali-
ty, etc. Then he will concen-


H'[UNTER*S


trate on the human/bear
conflicts including preventa-
tive measures while camp-
ing.
After the program stay for a
discussion about Suwannee
Chapter's upcoming local
hikes and camping trips,
many of which are open to
the public.
The Suwannee Chapter
maintains many miles of
the Florida National Scenic
Trail along the banks of the
SSuwannee River for the hik-
ing public.
Contact: Chapter Chair,
Sylvia Dunnam, 362-
3256,dun-
nams@windstream.net, de-
tails on program, Donna El-
lis, 386-362-6874, el-
listrek@windstream.net.


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in the swamp, not a creature was stirring
till I heard a big Stomp! I was only out
shinin, No gun in my hand. Old habits die
hard So back to the camp I ran. I leaped
on the porch and threw open the door. I
stood there in shock, there were gifts on
my floor. There was ammo and camo and
new boots by my chair. just the sight of the
bounty sent chills through my hair. A fire
was glowing, warming the hearth and the
home. all of a sudden I knew I wasn't
alone. Nobody was present to see or
hear. But the spirit of Christmas filled the
cabin with cheer. Whether it was Angels
or Santa guess I'll never know. But one
thing's for certain My heart was aglow!
by Cindy Chewning


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Obituaries and Faith, etc.


Lovie Cozene Ridgeway


Ollie E. Drawdy


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Betty Overstreet Hudson


Lovie Cozene Ridgeway, age 95, passed away on Saturday,
December 18, 2010 at Cross City Rehab & Health Care.
Lovie was born on September 10, 1915 in Cross City to
John Mark Gainey & Thelma Lee Gainey She was a life-
long resident of the tri-county area. Lovie was a home-
maker and a member of North Chiefland Church of God.
She is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Robert E.
Lee Ridgeway and her 2nd husband Nelson Sebright.
She is survived by 4 daughters: Thelma Cloer of Gulfport,
MS., Blonnie Knaggs of Perry, GA., Betty (Richard) Craw-
ford of Albertville, AL., & Dorothy (Richard) Oakes of
Fernandina Beach, FL., 4 sons: Maxie (Fran) Ridgeway of
the Villages, FL., Don Ridgeway of Navarre, FL., Jimmy
Ridgeway & Tom Ridgeway both of Fanning Springs, FL.,
18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren & 4 great great
grandchildren.
A Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, December 21,
2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with
Pastor Joe Link officiating.
Visitation was held on Monday, December 20, 2010 from
6:00-8:00 P.M. at Watson Funeral'Home.
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home,
426 W Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888.


Ollie E. Drawdy, age 82 died Friday, December 17, 2010 in
Tallahassee, Fl. A native of Cross City she had lived in
Taylor County most of her life. She was a member of
SSalem Baptist Church and had helped with the Church
nursery bf many years. She was a homemaker and li-
censed CNA and for many years had helped worked at'
Doctors Memorial Hospital and Marshall Health Care.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Drawdy and a
son, James Earl (Jimmy) Drawdy She is survived by 1
son, Charles Drawdy and wife Barbara of Salem, 1 daugh-
ter Patricia Bradshaw and husband Terry of Perry, a
daughter in law Jean Drawdy of Perry and 1 brother Sam-
my Beckham of -Starke, FL. She is also survived by 7
grandchildren, Jodi Rowell, Angie Brooke, Patty Patter-
son, Amy Lovett, Deirdre Drawdy, Donna Winchester and
James Eric Drawdy, and 7 great grandchildren, and a host
of nieces, nephews other relatives and good friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 20, 2010
st Salem Baptist Church with Brother Jay Black and
Brother Roland Gideon officiating. Interment was held at
Woodyard Cemetery Family received friends at Joe. P
Burns Funeral Home on Sunday December 19, 2010. Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home, 1400 N. Johnson Stripling Rd, Perry,


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Betty Overstreet Hudson, 84 of Chiefland, passed away
Dec. 20, 2010 at the Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties
Care Center in Chiefland. Born in Trenton, FL to Edgar
and Alice Overstreet on July 31, 1926, she has spent her
life in the Tri County area. She was a homemaker and
member of the Fowlers Bluff Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, William Edgar (Julie)
Roberson, Alice Willis, Anna Owens and Sammy (Debbie)
Roberson, all of Chiefland, 11 grandchildren and 29 great
grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son in law, Wayne Willis
Funeral Services are planned for Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
at 11:00AM at Hiers-Baxiey Funeral Services with Pastor
Eddie Hatch officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch
Cemetery in Chiefland. Visitation will be Tues.
6:00 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funer-
al Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-
493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our
website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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Shannon H. Robinson


David Lee Lovell


David Lee Lovell, age 69, passed away December 18, 2010
at his home in Old Town, Florida.
Mr. Lovell moved to Dixie County from Orlando, Florida
about 9 years ago. He was a Methodist and served in teh
U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He loved watching
sports and was a machinist by trade. He was a wonderful
husband, brother, and son to his family and will be great-
ly missed.
He is survived by his.wife of 45 years, Linda Lovell of Old
'Town, FL; his brothers Robert Lovell of Waterriett, MI
and Dale Lovell of Fairless Hill, Pennyslvania; his sisters
Mary Sue Atkinson and Doris Wagner, both of Athens,
West Virginia, Beverly Smith of Levittown, Pennsylvania
and Jeanette Brenton of Jacksonville, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Grace
Lovell and his brothers James Lovell, Jr. and Richard
Wesley Lovell.
A family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funer-
ome, Cross City, Frida 32628 352-498-5400.
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William E Phillips


Phillips, William E "Bill", 61 of Cedar Key, passed away Dec.17,
2010 at his home. Mr. Phillips was born in Norwalk, CT and
moved to Cedar Key from Hartford, CT in 2003. He was in sales
with IBM-Commercial and graduated from The Kings College
in NY, with a major in Business and Econom-
ics. He was self employed for 10 years as -
owner of Horizons Innovative Office
Aids, Inc. He and his wife, Alice, own
and operate the Cedar Key Bed and
Breakfast. Mr. Phillips started the .
Cedar Key Transit earlier this
year. He is a member of the First
Baptist Church of Cedar Key He
loved to sail and play his guitar
for the lord.
He is survived by his wife, Alice o
Cedar Key, his children, Joshua &
Sarah Phillips of Manchester, CT,
Rebekah Phillips of Middleton, CT,
Trevor Phillips of Enfield, CT, Evan
Phillips of'Cedar Key, FL., and his step
children Brett & Madzia Cary of Walling-
ford, CT, Robin & Todd Pedace, April Cary all o lington,
CT, sisters, Elizabeth Goehringer of Port Richey, FL, Kathy
Wood of Marlborough, CT, brother, Charles Phillips of Boring,
OR, and,a granddaughter, Sophia.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dee. 21, 2010 at2i00 PM at the
First Baptist Church o? Cedar Key with visitation beginning at
1:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Cedar Key Cemetery
Arrangenients are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices, 1301 Nk Young Blvd. Chiefland, FL., 32626 (352)493-0050.
Online condolences can be sent through our website,
www.hiers-baxleycom


Shannon H. Robinson, 39 of Cedar Key, passed away
Dec. 19, 2010 in Jacksonville.
She was born in Gainesville, FL on Nov. 12, 1971 and
was a computer tech.
She is survived by her brother, Carl Robinson of Cedar
Key, nieces, Callie-Robinson, and Melissa Casto and
nephew, K. C. Robinson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Curley & Janie
Robinson and brother, James Robi on.
Services are being planned at a later date.
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 sent through
our website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the
glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were
filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, "Fear
not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy
that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born
this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the
Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find
a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a
manger."


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Lightfoot, ov. wiLLL forever have a spec&llL
place iL. o.r hearts! L-ove bokr FaritLLj at
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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


Rolianls 15i11"(NIV) New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary Temple Assembly of God
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
11 And again, Jesus is The Answer ForYour i IJol Us ForA Visits Stay ForA Ue ".
"Praise sunday School 1A Morning Worship IA Sunday Worsp 13 A
"Praise the Lord, all you Gen- Children's Church 11A- Evening WorshlpP Wed -AE 3-nk 5 a&1ce7P
tiles, and sing praises to him, all Wednesday Evening 7P KChurch
you peoples." Pastor Billy Robson Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3711 (352)498-3023
First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church h Good GShep MLu'l Mran Chuc
WelcomeTo GodasHouse-Won't You Come OnIn" US 19-OldTown *
Sunday School 10A. Morning W6rship -11A Food Panby Open 8am -11am, Mon -Thum.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"' 4 A f o Wa- wt = Hwy 1I
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 0:30A
Knock & the doorwll open, seek & you wil find, ask & you wll be Church School 11A 152- -4597
glven- fe eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P ABWe CA W Bfll
Pastor- Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Car Rainear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 WIarsp Swerr 1a0 am
McCrabb Baptist Church old Town Church of God aDVERTISE YOUR
7 miles north of Old Town on Hwy 349 at CR Welcomes You To Come & Woship With Us
351A, Church Phone, 542-2207 Sunday School 10:A HRISTMAS
Larry Peterson, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 11:OA
Sunday School 9:45 Church 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P RV IC S
Sun. disclpleship Trainlg 6:00, Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P
Church 7:00 Pastor Troy Hare h
Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 (352) 542-8222
For Sunday Van Pickup Call Bro.
Rick Foy, 356-2294 h Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street- Cross City
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit' "Pmcalming The Full Gospel ForAJ People"
Bible Study 9:45A* Worship Service i1A Children's Church 10:30A i Moring Worship 10:30A
Church Training 6P Evening Worshp 7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Mlnisib,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting -7P Boy's Blgade & Gi's Club 7:00P
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church ( Crass Ch Pntectal Hen e Chinh
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City B hnd Si way-Cres Cit
*Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors'" 'eme You Where Jes s Lord In theHeartf Dixie Co. with Dixie Co. at heart
The People of The United Methodist Church Sabbath School 9:30AMoingWorship 11A Sunday School 10:00 am Moing Wqhp 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45A- Moning Worship -11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Adult Choir- 7:30P W ed Family Night 7:00 pm
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Randy &Alicla Richardson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 352-49-0736
Faith Baptist Church
Ti T l' Free church news printing CR55A(BetweenCrossCity&ldTown)
itl h"T7he Church Wth An Open Dr" .
with your regular ad here unday Schoo.45A MorningWorship 11A
y r Evanlg Wohlp 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
l Your church can be here Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
for $6.25 per week (352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect to .
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
A Church You Can Call Hom everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7Podof believers, fear God,
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P hnor the king
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA'se
Pastor: Jarrett Thomas 1 Peter 2:17
(352) 498-5617
There is one who scatters, and Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 1 S 8] Let no' dbt remain
increases yet more. There is one who Hwy 1B9m d y outstanding, except the
Masn-Sundays 11:30am outstanding, except the
withholds more than is appropriate, but Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
gains poverty. The liberal soul shall be CCD Every Wednesday 6:00- 7:15 pm
made fat. He who waters shall be At St John the Evangelistin Chlefland another, for he who loves his
watered also himself. Grade PK th Hh School fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Prover11:24-53Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm
poverb t24-25 (352) 493-9723


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@HRISTMAS

E*VE

SERVICE AT

MCCORABB

BAPTIST

C CHURCH

McCrabb Baptist Church
will host a special Christmas
Eve Service at 6:00 p.m. on
December 24th.
The service will celebrate
the season with special mu-
sic, and a message from Pas-
tor Larry Peterson. Every-
one in the community is cor-
dially invited to join us at
the church, located north on
Hwy 349 at CR 35iA.
For information call the
church at 542-2207.


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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.

Case No. 10-80-CP

In Re: Estate of

JOHN RALPH VEAZEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of JOHN RALPH VEAZEY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was April 9,
2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Dixie County, Florida, Probate Division,
File No. 2010-80-CP, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1206, Cross City, Flori-
da 32628. The names and addresses of
the personal representatives and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order Ad-.
mitting Will of Nonresident to Probate
and Appointing Personal Representative
estatee nonresident) has been entered in
the estate of JOHN RALPH VEAZEY, de-
ceased, File No. 2010-80-CP, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Dixie County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; that the total cash value of
the estate is less than $50,000.00, and
that the names and addresses of all the
known heirs of the decedent are:
MELBA VEAZEY, 231 Belflower Road,
Tifton, GA 31793
MONTY MOBLEY VEAZEY, 2355 Old
Ocilla Road, Tifton, GA 31794
JOHN HOWARD VEAZEY, 608 Brighton
Road, Tifton, GA 31794
RALPH TODD VEAZEY, 178 Cottle
Road, Ty Ty, GA 31795
SCOTT CHRISTIAN VEAZEY, 5210 Mor-
ris Drive, Tifton, GA 31794
CHARLES ANDREW VEAZEY, 402
Belflower Road, Tifton, GA 31793


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whor a
copy of this notice is served w three
months after the date of the fir.lblica-
tion of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is DECEMBER 15, 2010.

Person Giving Notice:
MONTY MOBLEYVEAZEY
Domiciliary Personal Representative.


SCOTT CHRISTIAN VEAZEY
Domiciliary Personal Representative

SMITH & SMITH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
'MICHAEL S. SMITH
Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, FL 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Attorney for Domiciliary Personal Repre-
sentative


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(IFTS OF TIME AND

LOVE ARE SURELY

THE BASIC

'INGREDIENTS OF A

TRULY MERRY,


CHRISTMAS*



AEG BRACKEN



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
The North Florida Broadband Authority
("NFBA) announces their public meet-
ings to which all interested persons are
invited. The NFBA is a legal entity and
public body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of Section 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among: Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee,
Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and
municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City,
Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry,
White Springs and Worthington Springs,
Florida. The regular meetings will be
held at 2:00 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of each month at the
Suwannee River Water Management
District, Suwannee Room, 9225 County
Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The
specific dates are as follows: January
12, February 9, March 9, 2011, April 13,
May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10,
September 14, October 12, November
9, and December 14, 2011. Meeting
agendas will be posted to the NFBA
website www.nfba-fl.org at least 48
hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
The NFBA Board will address general
operating issues of the NFBA. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision
made by the NFBA with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting, such
person will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accommoda-
tions or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding, or if you have any
questions regarding this meeting,
please contact the Clerk to the NFBA
Board at (877) 552-3482, at least two
business days prior to the date of the
meeting.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A SPECIAL EXCEP-
TION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
DIXIE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SERVING AS THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT OF DIXIE COUNTY, NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That pursuant to Ordinance No. 90-04,
as amended, comments, objections and
recommendations concerning the follow-
ing described Special Exception as pro-
vided for in the Dixie County Land Devel-
opment Regulations, will be heard by the
Board of County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, at a public hearing on
January 06, 2011 at 10:00 am or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard; in
the Board of County Commissioners
meeting room, located at 214 NE 351
Hwy, Cross City, Florida.
A petition by Darrell Ross requesting a
Special Exception to be granted, as pro-
vided in Section 4.4.5 subparagraph (9)
of the Dixie County Land Development
Regulations tb permit a Recreational Ve-
hicle in a Agriculture (A-4) Zoning dis-
trict in accordance with the petition dat-'
ed December 06, 2010. To be located on
the property as described as follows:
Dixie County Parcel Number 34-10-13-
5600-0000-0040 Parcels 4 and 5 of Dil-
ger Hurst Unrecorded Plat
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
regarding the matters will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six cal-
endar weeks from the date of the refer-
enced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the proposed Spe-
cial Exception.
A copy of the petition for Special Excep-
tion is available for public inspection at
the office of the Zoning Official located at
405 SE 22nd Avenue Cross City, Florida
during regular business hours. All per-
sons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon the appeal
is to be based.

51
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIX-
IE COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO 10-048CA
FLA BAR NO 185453

JRM LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS
MICHAEL A. FILMON, A/K/A MICHAEL
FILMON AND GERALDINE K. FILMON,
A/K/A GERALDINE FILMON, HIS WIFE;
MOLLIE RUTH SPENCER, INDIVIDUAL
AND AS TRUSTEE (OR DULY AP-
POINTED SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE) OF
THE E&M SPENCER LIVING TRUST
DATED 3/29/90, ET AL, DEFENDANTS.

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled
cause in the Circuit Court of Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Dixie County, Florida, described as fol-
lows:

Parcel 1: Being at the NE corner of LOT
17, SUWNNEE RIVER HILLCREST
SUBDIVISION as per plat on record (PB
1, PG 63) in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, DIXIE County, FL: run West
along-the North line of Lot 17, a distance
of 137.00 feet to a point; then run SOuth
parallel to the East line of Lot 17, a dis-
tance of 159.03 feet to a point; then run
East parallel to the North line of LOT 17,
a distance of 137.00 feet to the East line
of Lot 17; then run North along the lot
line a distance of 159.03 feet to the Point
of Beginning.

Subject to a 15 foot easement along the
South side of the above-described prop-
erty for purposes of ingress and egress
to adjoining property owners.

Parcel 2: Commence at the NE comer of
LOT 17 of SUWANNEE RIVER HILL-
CREST SUBDIVISION as per plat on
record (PB 1 PG 63) in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, DIXIE County,
FL; run thence West along the North line
of Lot 17 a distance of 137.00 feet to the
Point of Begnning. From said Point of
Beginning, continue West along the
North line of Lot 17, a distance of 137.00
feet, then run South parallel to the East
line of Lot 17, a distance of 159.03 feet
to a point; thence run East parallel to the
North line of LOT 17, a distance of
137.00 feet; then run North parallel to the
East line of Lbt 17, a distance of 159.03
feet to the point of beginning.

Subject to a 15 foot easement along the
South side of the above-described prop-
erty for pruposes of ingress and egress
to adjoining property owners.

TOGETHER with that certain 1985
PEACH Double-wide Mobile Home #KB-
GASNB523538 AND 3KBGASNA523538
TITLE #41735604 AND 5015030.

AKA 205 NE 817th Street, Old Town, FL
32680 Parcel ID Nos 13-09-13-4051-
0000-0171 (Parcel 1) and 13-09-13-
4051-0000-0172 (Parcel 2)

AND Lot 64, of SUWANNEE RIVER
HILLCREST SUBDIVISION, according to
map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
BOok 1, Page 63, Public Records of Dix-
ie County, FL
PARCEL ID NO 13-09-13-4051-0000-
0640

at Public Sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the 18th day of Janu-


ary, 2011 at 11:00 AM except as set forth
hereinafter on the NW Corner of the
Courthouse steps, 214 NE 351 Highway,
Cross City, FL 32628.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

DANA JOHNSON, CLERK OF THE
COURT, KAREN LEVERETT, DEPUTY
CLERK
51,52


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGU-
LATIONS OF DIXIE COUNTY

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND
ZONING BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3161 through
163.3215, Florida Statutes, and the Dixie
County Land Development Regulations,
as amended, hereinafter referred to as
the Land Development Regulations, ob-
jections, recommendations and com-
ments concerning an amendment, as de-
scribed below, will be heard by the Board
of County Commissioners of Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida, serving as the Planning and
Zoning Board df Dixie County, Florida,
and the Local Planning Agency of Dixie
County, Florida, at a public hearing on
January 6, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, County Court-
house, located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

LDR 10-02, an application by the Board
of County Commissioners, to amend the
text of the Land Development Regula-
tions by amending Section 4.14.5, enti-
tled Special Exceptions Commercial In-
tensive (Cl) zoning district, to add light
manufacturing, assembling, processing
(including food processing, but not
slaughterhouses), packaging or fabricat-
ing in completely enclosed buildings as a
special exception.

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future date. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six cal-
endar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the amendment.

Copies of the amendment are available
for public inspection at the Office of the
Building, Planning, Zoning Supervisor, lo-
cated on 405 SE 22nd Avenue, Cross
City, Florida, during regular business
hours.

All persons are advised that if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
51




Christmas is a

necessity. There has

to be at least one day

of the year to

remind us that we're

here for something

else besides ourselves

-Eric Sevareid


Minutes of Organizational Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -1:15 p.m.
School Board Meeting Facility, 328 SE
349 Highway, Old Town, Florida


Superintendent Mark A. Rains called the
Organizational Meeting to order with
Board Members Timothy Alexander,
Charles Farmer, Paul Gainey, Cheryl
Pridgeon and Dwayne Rollison, and
School Board Attorney Jennifer Ellison
present.

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 1001.371:
On the third Tuesday after the first Mon-
day'in November of each year, the dis-
trict school board shall organize by elect-
ing a chair. At the organization meeting,
the district school superintendent shall
act as chair until the organization is com-
pleted.

Superintendent Rains opened the floor
for nominations for chair. Cheryl Prid-
geon nominated Timothy
Alexander for chair. No other nomina-
tions were received and the superinten-
dent closed the nomination
for chair. A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison, seconded by Paul
Gainey and unanimously carried
by the School Board to approve Timothy
Alexander for the position of Board Chair.

Superintendent Rains opened the floor
for nominations for vice-chair. Timothy
Alexander nominated
Cheryl Pridgeon for vice-chair. No other
nominations were received and the su-
perintendent closed the
nomination for vice-chair. A motion was
made by Dwayne Rollison, seconded by
Paul Gainey and
unanimously carried by the School Board
to approve Cheryl Pridgeon for the posi-
tion of Board Vice-
Chair.

A motion was made by Dwayne Rollison,
seconded by Paul Gainey and unani-
mously carried by the School Board to
appoint Cheryl Pridgeon as the District
Legislative Liaison and Timothy Alexan-
der as the Alternate.


Following discussion, a motion was
made by Timothy Alexander, seconded
by Dwayne Rollison and unanimously
carried by the School Board to set the
seco';J Tuesday of each month at 6:00
P.M. for the regular monthly meeting of
the Dixie County School Board.

A motion was made by Dwayne Rollison,
seconded by Paul Gainey and unani-
mously carried to adjourn.

Attest:

Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy Alexander, Board Chair


Minutes of Regular Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:15 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board met in regular
session at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16,
2010 In the School Board Meeting Facility, 328
SE 349 Highway, Old Town, Florida.

Present: Superintendent Mark A. Rains, School
Board Members Timothy Alexander, Charles
Farmer, Paul Gainey, 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-
ohd by Paul Gainey, the School Board unani-
mously approved the Agenda.

Superintendent Rains presented "A" School
Awards to Old Town Elementary School and
Ruth Rains Middle School.

No citizen input.

Motion by Cheryl Pridgeon, second by Charles
Farmer and unanimously carried by the School
Board to enter into Executive Session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Information/Announcements
Instructional Services:
Buddy Schofield, Director of Elementary and
Secondary Education discussed Out of Field In-
structional Staff.

Faith Hill, Director of Student Services and ESE
discussed ESE Policies and Provisions and the
speech/language teacher position at AES.

Support Services:
Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety, Facilities, and
Special Projects presented information on the
Tobacco Free Campus project, and EETT Grant
Laptop Use and Security Policy. She also dis-
cussed the vocational, career and tech audit.
Chairman Alexander asked Mrs. Lord for up-
date on location of weather station.

RRMS: -Veterans Day program, teacher train-
ing, and Hippodrome Play (Dec. 4)

OTES: CUB Day Friday, PTO Christmas Pro-
gram for PK-2 (Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.), and
Thinkgate Assessments

AES: Timely Attendance Awards Program,
Christmas Programs (Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m. for
PreK and Dec. 17), Kid Biz, calendar, Kids Col-
lege, and SAC pie auction (Dec. 16, 6:00 p.m.).

DCHS: Student testing and CNA Test (Decem-
ber)

Finance: Tonya Howell, Director of Finance
and Business Services presented report on Sig-
nificant Financial Trends and Findings In 2008-
09 Fiscal Year Audits of District School Boards.

Superintendent Rains welcomed new School
Board Members Chuck Farmer and Paul
Gainey. He notified School Board of the appli-
cation withdrawal for Race to the Top. He pre-
sented a contribution update on the Superinten-
dent/School Board account. Superintendent
Rains also thanked the DCEA and Dixie District
Schools Administrators for a smooth negotiation
process.

Chairman Alexander welcomed new School
Board Members Chuck Farmer and Paul
Gainey. .He thanked the community for approv-
ing the .25 critical needs funding on Nov. 2. He
also complimented the schools on the positive
response for Veterans Day programs.

REGULAR AGENDA
Chairman Alexander removed Item VI. C.
DCHS Bookkeeper Position from the Consent
Agenda and placed as Item V. B. on the Regu-
lar Agenda.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the 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
complete Phase I of the Schematic Design.

A motion was made to approve the recommen-
dation by Dwayne Rollison, second by Paul
Gainey, and unanimously approved by the
School Board.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, an additional bookkeeper position
at Dixie County High School for 12 months (250
days).

The recommendation failed to receive a motion
and was not approved by the School Board.

CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Consent Agenda. A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison and second by Charles
Farmer to approve the Consent Agenda, fol-
lowed with unanimous approval by the School
Board.

Approval of minutes of the October 12, 2010
School Board Workshop for Race to the Top.

Approval of minutes of the October 12, 2010
Regular School Board Meeting.

Approval for the following aides to assist with
transportation supervision at bld Town Elemen-
tary School. They are to be paid at their regu-.
lar hourly rate for time in addition to their regu-
lar work day, not to exceed one hour per day
for the 2010-2011 school year. This will be paid
by General Fund.
Vickle Willis
Denise Bolin
Marinda King
Donna Kay Lamb

Approval for Doris Cranford to continue in her
present position as a Reading Instructor at Ruth
Rains Middle School for the remainder of the
2010-2011 school year. This will allow her to
work beyond her scheduled DROP retirement
date of January 31, 2010.
Approval for all current bus drivers to work as
needed at their hourly rate for no more than a
total of five hours per week to provide trans-
portation services for after-school tutoring, be-
ginning January 5, 2011 and ending April 6,
2011. School Improvement Grant will fund all
associated cost for this after-school tutoring
transportation.

Approval for all current Dixie County elemen-
tary, highly qualified instructors, to work as
needed at the rate of $20.00 per hour to pro-
vide tutoring for school improvement after-
school programs at Old Town Elementary
School and Anderson Elementary School. Tu-
toring will begin on January 5, 2011 and end on
April 6, 2011. School Improvement Grant will
fund all associated cost for this after-school tu-
toring program.

Approval of the following instructional personnel
for Anderson Elementary School SUMS Math "
and Science Teacher Training planning hours.
They will be paid $20.00 per hour for planning
for teacher training out of the Title I Project, not
to exceed six hours each.
Amalia Chesser
Maureen Cravey

Approval of leave of absence for Donna Rob-
son, effective November 18, 2010 through De-
cember 10, 2010.

Approval of Family and Medical Leave for Don-
na Robson from November 18, 2010 through
December 10, 2010. This FMLA designation
runs concurrent with approved medical leave.


Appointment of Gwen Carmichael as a long-
term substitute teacher to be paid by the salary
schedule due to family medical leave of ab-
sence for Donna Robson, effective November
18, 2010 through December 10, 2010.

Appointment of Eleanor Coker as a day In-
tervention Teacher at Old Town Elementary
School, for the remainder of the 2010-2011
school year, effective November 17, 2010. This
position will be funded by Title 1.

Approval of transfer for Brandi O'Neal from an
Instructional Aide to % day Intervention Teacher
at Old Town Elementary School, for the remain-
der of the 2010-2011 school year, effective De-
cember 13, 2010. This position will be funded
by Title 1.

Approval to certify the following to teach out-of-
field as designated for the 2010-2011 school
year:


Vivian Webster English II and English III
Joseph B. Whittington World Geography
Judy M. Sumrall -Algebra I, Integrated Science
I, Intensive Reading, Intensive Math, Personal
Fitness, and Music Appreciation

Approval of 2010-2011 Mission Statement,
Board Goals, and Strategic Plan for Dixie Dis-
trict Schools.

Approval of the revised Exceptional Student
Education policies and procedures (SP&P) doc-
ument.

Approval of the 2010-2011 School Improvement
Plans for the following schools:
1. Ruth Rains Middle School
2. Old Town Elementary School
3. Dixie County High School
4. Anderson Elementary School

Approval of Contract and License Agreement
between Dixie District Schools and Transfinder
for the use of Transfinder Software System, ef-
fective November 16, 2010.

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
Ashlea Browning
Andrew Chesser
Lesley Cravey
Jessica Harris
Bridgett Hodge
Grace Matthls
Jean Pick
Deborah Race
Kay Ross
Christina Walker
Jessica Wester
SUBSTITUTE BUS AIDE
Grace Matthis
Jean Pick
SUBSTITUTE FOODSERVICE
Grace Matthis
Jean Pick
CUSTODIAN a
Grace Matthis
Jean Pick

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 Offend-
er/Predator Registry by our staff, and have
been verified by the Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice.
Rhonda M. Albritton
Kimberly A. Hightower
Thomas E. Phelps
Crystal L. Asbell
Annette M. Hildergrant
Brandy P Polk
Dasha R. Bailey
April M. Hill
Maria C. Reaves
Erin M. Ball
Bridgett C. Hedge
Holly M. Reed
Crystal M. Baxley
Brandi D. Hollon
Anthony G. Rose
Charlene K. Bechtold
Mary Jolene Hoover
Lillian K. Ross
Casey J. Besterman
Donna L. Hurley
Samantha J. Shepherd
Bethany C. Blacketer
Felicia B. Jenks
Brandy D. Smith
Evans W. Boyette
Deborah M. Jones
Tosha Marie Sowder
Jennifer Brook Brown
Ericka L. Karsmizki
Lauren E. Spillers
Jessica A. Burke
Berry A. Keen
Michelle A. Stem
Crystal G. Butler
Joni M. Kelly
Mary Jo Stutts
Brandy J. Chapman
Sandra S. Kimberlin
Duane M. Sullivan
Amanda L. Chavous
Gidget Kimbrell
Jobi M. Taylor
Edie M. Chavous
Randy B. King
Sarah M. Taylor
Samantha D. Chavous
Richard E. Lamb
Troy A. Taylor
Regina M. Crook
Angie D. Land
Lorna M. Tedder
Bobby Ray Davis
Deboragh A. Langford
Charles G. Thomas
Barbara W. Dees
Laura C. Leira
Mary P. Thomas
Regina M. Driggers
Catherine M. Lewis
Stacy R. Thomas
Megan Alisha Edmonds
Madrea M. Loy
Zettle R. Timmons
Vera D. Fillinger
Leslie M. Markham
Jodi L. Tumer
Wendy K. Finley
Sharman McConnell
Derick Vazquez
Christina A. Fisher
Richard McDonald
Amanda H. Walker
Charla E. Fowler
Judy A. McGrew
Christina L. Walker
Brenda Lynn.Gerhardt
Jesse A. McKinney
Felicia R. Ward
Michelle L. Goble
Tracle L Mega
Lynette E. Weaver
Lisa L. Goldschlager
Melissa M. Missildine
Mindy J.,White
Amanda V. Gower
Annie Marie Morales
Joyce A. Williams
Fallon.A. Graham
Martha L. Nelson
Barbra M. Williamson
Donna Fay Graves
Amy L. Osteen
James E. Withrow
Melinda K. Grim
Carrie Lynn Osteen
Shawna Withrow
Clifton Lee Grimes
Bessie J. Parsells
Jessi N. Wolfe
Dawn M. Hamilton
Ann M. Perry
Dana M. Wright
Jessilca D. Hatch
Robin Phelps

Approval of Warrant Register numbers: 48598-
48665; 48666; 48667-48743; 48744-48797;
48798-48811

Approval of revisions to the DCEA/Dlxie District
Schools Salary Schedule, Contract and propos-
al Package, as ratified by the Dixie County Ed-
ucation Association.
Language Proposals
The Term of Agreement shall be in effect July 1,
2010 and shall continue in effect through June
30, 2011.

Within Article IV in the Instructional Contract
and Article V in the ESP Contract (Grievance
Procedures), section F shall be changed to
read as follows:

F. Filing. Within thirty (30) calendar
days following knowledge of the act or condition
which is the basis for the grievance, the griev-
ant may file a grievance with the building princi-
pal or other immediate supervisor or designated


representative. If such action is not taken with-
in this time, the grievant waives his/her right to
the grievance procedure. Each reoccurrence of
the act/condition constitutes a new basis for a
grievance.

H. Performance Based Pay
1. For the 2010-2011 school year, instructional
personnel employed by Dixie District Schools
will not participate in the district's Merit Award
Plan (MA.P.).

Appendix D Instructional Contract
Hourly Wage Schedule
For Instructional Personnel
Beginning December 1, 2010, the Board will
determine the hourly rate for these job classifi-
cations, with the rate being no less than $25 an
hour.
Homebound Teacher
Summer School Teacher


Extended School Day Teacher
Before/After School Tutoring
7th Period Teacher
Compensatory Education Teacher
Saturday School Teacher
IEP Staffings (Representative Teachers)
GED Teachers
Community Education
Stipends for Instructional Person-
nel
Appendix C Educational Staff Professionals
Contract

Any ESP who Is required to work additional
hours will be paid at their hourly rate.

Instructional Contract
ARTICLE XVIII
PROFESSIONAL COMPENSATION
L. Step increases are to be negotiated annual-
ly.

Provide employees that are actively employed
and receiving a paycheck as of November 30,
2010 with one (1) step on the existing Salary
Schedule for the 2010-2011 school year, retro-
active back to July 1,2010. Employees, who
have changed positions, shall receive any ap-
plicable step for their current primary position
as of July 1, 2010. All applicable hourly posl-
tions shall be compensated at the hourly rate
per this step Increase as of January 1, 2011
with no retro-pay. The step and retro-active
pay will be provided to employees prior to Feb-
ruary 28, 2011.

A one-time Bonus of one additional paycheck
calculated at the rate of twenty-four (24) pay to
all active, regular employees as of November
30, 2010 including permanent part-time employ-
ees to receive the same percent of this bonus
as the percent of time they dre employed. No
employee shall be entitled to more than one
bonus.

Educational Staff Professionals Contract
ARTICLE XVIII
COMPENSATION
B. Step Increases are to be negotiated annual-
ly.
Provide employees that are actively employed
and receiving a paycheck as of November 30,
2010 with one (1) step on the existing Salary
Schedule for the 2010-2011 school year, retro-
active back to July 1, 2010. Employees, who
have changed positions, shall receive any ap-
plicable step for their current primary position
as of July 1, 2010. All applicable hourly posl-
tions shall be compensated at the hourly rate
per this step Increase as of January 1, 2011
with no retro-pay. The step and retro-active
pay will be provided to employees prior to Feb-
ruary 28, 2011.

A one-time Bonus of one additional paycheck
calculated at the rate of twenty-four (24) pay to
all'active, regular employees as of November
30, 2010 Including permanent part-time employ-
ees to receive the same percent of this bonus
as the percent of time they are employed. No
employee shall receive less than $500 (less de-
ductions) as a bonus. No employee shall be
entitled to more than one bonus.

ARTICLE XXI Instructional Contract
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
The Board retains and reserves all power, right
authority, duties and responsibilities conferred
upon and vested In it by the laws and constitu-
tion of the State of Florida and of the United
States, unless expressly limited by other arti-
cles and/or sections of this Agreement.

The administration reserves the
right to notify annual contract instructional per-
sonnelof reappointment or non-reappointment
for the following school year until May 15 of the
current school year.

INSURANCE
Group Insurance Benefits effective for fiscal
years 2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13:
The Dixie County School Board offers group In-
surance plans to all employees and retirees.
The School Board employer contribution per fis-
cal year toward employee group Insurance shall
be up to $8499 per employee. This group In-
surance benefit includes School District deslg-
nated plans for health insurance, group life In-
surance, and accidental death and dismember-
ment Insurance. At the annual renewal of In-
surance plans, the District Insurance Commit-
tee shall make recommendations and the
School District shall select, approve, and offer
the plans to employees. Retiree health plans
are offered with the retiree assuming cost of the
full Insurance premium.

Approval of revisions to the Dixie District
Schools Administrative and Non-Negotiable
Salary Schedule, Contract, and Proposal Pack-
age.


1.
Sed annually.


Step increases are to be negotlat-


2. Provide employees that are ac-
tively employed and receiving a paycheck as of
November 30, 2010 with one (1) step on the
existing Salary Schedule for the 2010-2011
school year, retro-active back to July 1, 2010.
Employees, who have changed positions, shall
receive any applicable step for their current pri-
mary position as of July 1, 2010. All applicable
hourly positions shall be compensated at the
hourly rate per this step Increase as of January
1, 2011 with no retro-pay.

3. A one-time Bonus of one addition-
al paycheck calculated at the rate of twenty-four
(24) pay to all active, regular employees as of
November 30, 2010 Including permanent part-
time employees to receive the same percent of
this bonus as the percent of time they are em-
ployed. No employee shall be entitled to more .
than one bonus.

Approval of the following out of county resident
to attend Dixie District Schools'for the 2010-
2011 school year:
Dixie County High School
XXXXXXXXX, 11th Grade (Lafayette County),
pending release by Lafayette County School
Board

Motion by Cheryl Pridgeon, second by Paul
Galney and unanimously approved by the
School Board to adjoum.

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




Minutes of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
School Board Workshop
Tuesday, November 16, 2010-1:30 pnm.

The Dixie County School Board held a School
Board Workshop at 130 p.m. on Tuesday, No-
vember 16, 2010 in the Dixie County School
Board Meeting Facility, 328 SE 349 Highway,
Old Town, Florida.

Present: Superintendent Mark A. Rains and
School Board Members Timothy Alexander,
Charles Farmer, Paul Gainey, Cheryl Pridgeon,
Dwayne Rollison, and School Board Attorney
Jennifer Elllson.

Chairman Alexander called the workshop to or-
der and Dwayne Rollison gave the Invocation,
followed 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 Cheryl Prid-
geon.

Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety, Faclities, and
Special Projects discussed the Standard De-
sign Professional Services Agreement for Spe-
cial Facility funding of a new Dixie County High
School. Mrs. Lord, Gene Tanner, and Architect
Paul Stresing presented information on the
schematic design and completion of Phase 1 of
this project.

A motion was made by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
ond by Cheryl Pridgeon and unanimously ap-
proved by the School Board to adjoum the
workshop at 2:10 p.m.

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


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