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Dixie County advocate
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Rose O. Chavous
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SIGHTINGS, page 16

Classified 15
Comics 10
Meetings &
Events 4
Movies 10
Religion 6-7
Sports 9
Tides 8
Weather 8

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...In The Suwannee River Valley at.........CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
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"The Only Newspaper and Oficial Organ ofDivie County" e-rnail- editor
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 Volume 83, Number 3, I Section 50 4 gaer copy

"Build It, and They Will Come"...
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Dixie County Little League field has undergone some major additions recently, thanks to some
hard working County workers and inmates from Cross City Correctional Institute along with some
funding from a FRDAP Grant.

Pictured above are (left to right): Nicky Langford-County Road Dept., Commissioner Marcus Hays,
Charles Allen and Edward "Chuggy" Johnson-County Road Dept., CO1 Billy Padgett, and Lt Thomas
See "BUILD IT", page 5

Cross City Town Council Receives Oath Of Office

City Attorney, Robert Moeller, left, administered the Oath of Office to newly elected City Council
members, Mayor and City Clerk on Monday night, January 10. Pictured from left, City Clerk, Angie
Bush, Council members Clay Locklear, Herbert Hurst, Kay Harden, Marcellus Dawson and Mayor
Tank Lee.

Katie Thornton 2004-2005 District
Spelling Bee Winner!
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
Twelve of Dixie's finest spellers gathered at
the Ruth Rains Cafetorium Monday evening to vie
for the title of District Spelling Bee Champion.
With family and friends silently cheering on
the spellers the competition began with the mixed
group from Old Town and Anderson Elementary
and Ruth Rains Middle School. Judges for the
evening were Connie Sheppard, Clarisse Pridgeon
and John Arnold. Gail Rains was the acting .
Spelling Bee Master.
One by one the competition narrowed until
there were only two left, Shian Knuth and Katie
Thornton. The girls volleyed back and forth for
almost ten minutes before the word "steroid"
stumped Shian, giving Katie the opportunity to
spell the final word for the evening and winning '
her the title. You could have heard a pin drop as
the Rains called out the word, "Motto". Katie was
careful and asked for clarification by definition,
then she slowly spelling out M-O-T-T-O.and with
the nod of the judges head with approval the crowd
Katie will travel to Tallahassee on February
26th to compete in the Big Ben Regional Spelling Katie Thornton
Bee. Good luck, Katie, we will keep our fingers Kat2004-2005 District Spelling Bee Winner
'cross for you! 2004-2005DistrictSpellingBeeWinner
In closing we would like to acknowledge all of our spellers for the evening. Everyone did an
outstanding job and amazed the adults with their command of the English language. Congratulations
go out to: Logan Cavendar, 4th grade AES, son of Ricky & Doris Cavendar; Shayna Chewning, 4w"
grade, AES daughter of Toma Sue Davis & Dwayne Chewning; Katie Cannon, 5th grade AES,
daughter of Maureen Cannon & Craig Cannon; Shawn Spurlin, 5 grade AES, son of Ferrell & Jodi
Spurlin; Johnny Jones, 4th grade OTES, son of Johnny & Carey Jones; Travis McMullen, 4th grade
OTE, son of Charlie & Lisa McMullen; Ashley McIntosh, 5th grade OTE, daughter of Don & Lynn
McIntosh; William Nelson, 6th grade RRMS, son of Willie & Linda Nelson; Eddie Lehman, 7th grade
RRMS, son of Dianne Hillesland; Jacob Manos, 7h grade RRMS, son of Charlie & Jan Manos; Shian
Knuth, 8th grade RRMS, daughter of Deborah McCullough; and Katie Thornton, 8h grade RRMS,
daughter of Tom & Connie Thornton. Unable to participate but winners in their schools (not pictured)
are Ty Ottinger, 5th grade OTE, son of JoLynn Ottinger and Phillip & Dawn Ottinger and Kiele
Skawienski, 7th gradeRRMS, son of Alan & Kelly Skawienski. (Seepage 16forgroup picture.)

Truck Goes Airborne Lands in Suwannee
Advocate Staff Writer
I : Patrick Mehr started the New Year off with a scare, one that
could have easily taken his life or left him with serious injuries.
Mehr had enjoyed a day on the Suwannee River fishing and at
approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, January 6 he had backed his truck
down the boat ramp at Purvis Landing to load his Jon boat. That's
when he heard the sound of a vehicle approaching at a high rate of:
.... ". From the sound, I knew whatever it was it was traveling too fast
and my first thought was that it was a bunch of kids fooling around,"
Mehr said. "But when I looked up I saw an orange blur heading
straight toward me. I saw my life flash before my face. Then, at the
= .- last second, the driver jerked the wheel to the left and I could feel the
breeze of the vehicle passing about V2 inch from where I was
,. .. ...'--: --standing. I was lucky to come away without a scratch."
Mehr said that the vehicle, a 1987 Dodge medium duty truck
Patrick Mehr used his truck to pull this Dodge truck from the driven by Kathy T. Erhart, 53 of Bell, was airborne for about 20 feet
Suwanneee River after the driver went airborne at a high rate oJ before it plunged, nose down into the Suwannee River.
speed at the end of Purvis Landing in Old Town. See TRUCK, page 5

Ocean Pond Do Families and Fun Translate

Into Noise


Advocate Staff Writer
After a two-week delay, the
controversy surrounding Ocean
Pond Mug Bogg was back on the
agenda to open the Board of
County Commissioner's meeting
for the New Year, Thursday,
January 6.
An overflow, but orderly
crowd repr.:,mang both sides of
the issue filled the Commission
Meeting room to standing room
only as residents of the area
around Ocean Pond presented
their case and urged the
Commissioners to shut the
muddy playpen down.
The issue was kicked off
when the Commissioner of the
District in which Ocean Pond is
located, John Driggers, made a
motion to rescind the 1997
ordinance that provided a special
exception to the Land
See OCEAN POND, page 5

Rep. Will Kendrick Addresses SCV Jackson-Lee

Advocate Staff Writer
Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carabelle) addressed a crowd attending
the Dixie Camp 1861 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans annual
dinner in honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen, Stonewall Jackson t
Saturday night at the Shamrock Masonic Lodge in Cross City.
Prior to introducing Rep. Kendrick as the guest speaker, Dixie
Camp Commander Bob May introduced visiting guests including
Trenton Camp Commander Clement Lindsey, 7th Brigade
Commander Eric Hague from Gainesville, and Trenton Camp
Chaplain Arnold Osteen.
Also attending as guest were County Commissioner Alton Land,
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot and his wife Cindy, and -s
Superintendent Dennis Bennett and his wife, Marie. '. ..,
Rep. Kendrick's talk centered on the "Definition of Heritage"
and he defined "heritage" as something that is passed down from
preceding generations as a tradition or the status acquired by a ,
person through birth.
"As I stand before you today, I think about our fathers, Rep. Will Kendrick (right) accepts a Lee-Jackson tapestry from
See KENDRICK, page 16 Dixie Camp 1861 Commander Bob May

Annual Football Awards Banquet Highlights an

Impressive Won-Loss Record for Departing Seniors
Advocate Staff Writer
It was all about recognizing
excellence and there were plenty
of accolades to go around as the
2004 Dixie High School football

awards banquet Monday night.
As head coach Brent
Z Wilkerson looked down at the 12
bright red jerseys laid out in
order along the front of the stage,
he said, "This class of Bear
football seniors are perhaps the
winningest group of players that
the school has ever seen. There
may have been other winning
i seasons, but I don't believe that
any of them can hold up to the
record amassed by this group."
,.That may well be the case.
Even though the Dixie County
This group of senior DCHS Bear football players have amassed an impressive record of 3 District Bears enjoyed a lot of success
Championship trophies and four straight berths in the region playoffs. See A WARDS BANQUET, page S

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005

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S7% 7he P ot a

by Jerry Prater

,Aren't you really proud of this guy?
His name is Ramsey Clark. He served as attorney general in the
administration of the late President Lyndon B, Johnson. He \was
also a water boy tbr everN item on the liberal establishment's legal
,-agenda in the 1960s, at which time he had considerable clout in the
I read his book, which he titled, Crime In America, and
'wondered what was happening to the country when a loony-lefty
Zike this could hold not only a position in the president's cabinet,
*but one that was vital to national security. He advocated every bass-
4ackwards approach to law enforcement that has since made war
zones of many major cities, and which we have only recently begun
to deal with in an effective manner.
Fortunately, I thought, Ramsey Clark has faded from the scene,
like the Beatles, who were at least entertaining. But no, Ramsey
ZClark has recently resurfaced, this time by way of offering to join
-Saddam Hussein's defense team.
2 You remember Saddam, don't you? He's the former dictator of
.:Iraq, who was captured by American troops in December of 2003,
.and has been in custody ever since. Not the palatial splendor of the
iUN-funded mansions he lived in for years, but at least room and
--board and a bath every now and then. A lot better than wallowing
Jn filth and eating cockroaches like he was doing when our GI's
,found him.
Thusly humbled, it is perhaps understandable that Saddam has
:found the sympathy of bleeding-heart liberals both here and
?abroad-though few seem to have exhibited much compassion for
Mhis many thousands of victims, who lie in mass graves which are
'Still being uncovered nearly two years after his regime fell.
T I find it almost amusing that one of the supermarket tabloids
;recently featured what could only have been a doctored photo of
^Saddam looking like he'd just been severely beaten. Can you
'imagine the field day the mainstream media would have with
legitimate evidence of Saddam's mistreatment by our military? No
doubt Dan Rather could tell you why they're being a little more
careful these days about certifying the integrity of controversial
SThe fact that Saddam Hussein is being, and has been for more
:than a year, held in an environment probably not much more
austere than that in which Martha Stewart is confined, should in
:itself be an affront to any rational-concept of justice, while the fact
.hat he is to be given a trial at which, in theory at least, he might be
"acquitted, is disturbing to say the least.
SWhat is even more disturbing is the idea that an American
citizen who was privileged to serve this country as a member of a
'president's cabinet could volunteer his services to an effort to get a
mass murderer from a foreign country acquitted of his crimes.
Would he have defended Adolf Hitler?
SIt is not likely that Ramsey Clark will play major role in
Saddam's defense. Clark is not, after all, the best lawyer this
country has to offer. O.J. Simpson's defense team would
)undoubtedly defend Saddam if the money was right, but even they

wouldn't do it pro bono.
Letting whatever turns out to be the new Iraqi government try
Saddam might or might not be a good idea, depending on who
winds up running the country. We did not, after all, turn the
'Nuremberg trials over to Germany's first provisional government,
7nor did we let the Japanese try Premier Tojo.
Hopefully this won't happen, but if a worst case scenario should
develop in Iraq and Saddam Hussein should be acquitted-or even
convictedd and given anything less than the death penalty-could
any decent person conclude that justice had been done? And if you
were an American, whose countrymen had fought and died to
liberate the country Saddam once ruled, could you look at yourself
in the mirror if you had in any way contributed to this outrage?
Of course, Clark might.just be doing this in hopes that it will
get him considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Local Family Mourns Loss of

Their Son Overseas
By Terri Langford-Staff Writer
SSGT Jacob Lucas Livingston serving on active duty in th<
U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan died Sunday, December 26
2004 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle wreck.
The 23 year-old .enlisted in 1999 after graduating front
Columbia County High School
in Lake City. Livingston was "'
trained as a
communications/navigations .'
technician and had just re- .i.
enlisted and planned on making "
a career in the Air Force. In the :
five years that he served, '; '' ,
Livingston had taken many ,.
college courses and advanced
rapidly. He also served on a k..
number of honor guard details.
It is unusual for someone his age ,.
to have achieved the rank of "
Staff Sergeant. He was awarded i' 4
several medals as well, the Air :, ..,-
Force Achievement Medal, the ,.', *'. ,'. ,:-
National Defense Service Medal, K "" -W
the Air Force Longevity Award, SSGT Jacob Lucas Livingston
the Non Commissioned
Professional Education Award and the Air Force Training ribbon.
On a personal level Livingston loved playing flag football anm
basketball and coached Little League baseball and basketball at th
MacDill Air Force Base recreation program for two seasons. H
was a Christian and attended Christ Central Ministries Church ii
Lake City.
Livingston's wife, Laura Mari Livingston remembers he
husband as a kind, selfless person with a beautiful soul. She sai
that he was very self-motivated and determined to make something'
of himself, a course that was apparent before his untimely, death.
Livingston is the son of Brenda Creamer Cunningham of Lak
City, FL and James Lee Livingston of Horseshoe Beach. He is als
survived by his brother John Lewis Livingston of Lake City
maternal grandmother Ms. Beatrice Creamer of Lawtey, FL
paternal grandmother Ms. Evelyn McCulley of Lake Butler an
paternal great grandmother Ms. Mildred Allen of Clermont, F]
and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services for SSGT Livingston were held Monday
January 3, 2005 at Christ Central Ministries Church in Lake City
A graveside Committal service followed at Forest Lawn Memoria
Gardens with full military honors provided by the United State
Air Force.
James Livingston asked that the following be printed:
Hello, I am Jacob's father. I would like to first thank everybody
for all of the love and sympathy that they have expressed to m
family and me. They are greatly appreciated. I thought that I ha
been through some tough times in my life, but this is one that n
one should have to endure. But I have come to the realization tha
Jake was actually one of God's great gifts to us and that he wa
only on loan. I will forever miss him; he took a large part of m
heart and my life when he left. In return he left us many fin
memories and treasured moments to continue on with. I will b
eternally grateful for the times that I did get to spend with my so
and try not to be too remorseful when it seems like it is no
enough. There is a song that is titled "One More Day" that I wi
always think of when I think of Jake.....

Vandalism Problem at Shired

Once again the good people of Dixie County are victimized b
a few disrespectful, ignorant individuals!
A few months ago Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refug
placed a handicap accessible port-o-potty in the boat launc
parking lot of Shired Island. Shired Island is utilized by local
residents and visitors alike. It is a place where you can bank fisi
launch a boat, walk the beach or just sit and enjoy the beautify
coastal scenery. The toilet, which is cleaned and emptied weekly
was placed there for the convenience of arqa users and to hel
maintain the quality of our coastal waters. Shell fishermen an
clam aquaculture require clean waters, to harvest shellfish. Stat
Environmental Specialist in water quality Mike Kuhman says "th
State of Florida has very high water quality standards for shellfis
harvest. Fecal coliform from human waste is the biggest pollutar
of our local waters and the port-o-potty at Shired boat launch is
step in the right direction for protecting our shellfish industry i:
that area."
Twice in the past two months the toilet has been vandalized
The company that provides the port-o-potty will not tolerate th
loss of their property and will remove the toilet if there is future
vandalism. It is unfortunate that poor actions of a few people cat
negatively impact the many.
If you have information regarding the vandals, please contact
the U.S. Fish.and Wildlife Service at 352 493-0238.

Letter to the Editor
I am writing about a front-page article that appeared in tf
Florida Times-Union on January 6, 2005 regarding the Departmem
of Children and Family Services (DCF).
The DCF was found liable in the death reported in this article.
How many families have been torn apart because of the powi
DCF has?
Most of us can't afford an attorney, so we have to depend c
Public Defenders. Most of those will tell you that they can't c
much because the judge will do what DCF wants. I know for
fact that's true.
I have been there several times and heard the judge ask DC
what they want. It didn't matter what proof we had. The jud
didn't want to hear it.
I have proof of sexual, mental and physical abuse of ir
grandchildren that DCF has, but the judge refused to hear it. I'i
just thankful that God has sent a different judge. I'm just prayir
that maybe he'll look into what really happened with rr
Ask yourselves: Why won't DCF let anyone outside of tt
agency talk with the children?
I think that it's time that we get together and find out what
really happening to our children. They have all of n'

I'm praying that God will bring a light to this. I know He
already started. We needed to stand up and do our part.
N.M. Old Town

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0 The Dixie County
Rotary Club In Action!

Following all of the holiday festivities, food,
and visits with family and friends, our Student of
lthe Month guests Britney Liles and Candace
Edmonds opened the New Year with two
interesting talks for Dixie County Rotary Club
Judge Fred Koberlein had the privilege of
introducing the two young ladies.
Candace, the daughter of Timmy and Marsha

t From left, Britney Liles and Candace Edmonds
n Edmonds, was first up and she chose to talk
about life and its obstacles and successes.
Using the making of a quilt as an analogy to
A life, Candace literally "applied" the fabric of life
g much in the same way that someone would apply
colorful patches of cloth to a quilt.
Candance used some of her own life
o experiences to make her point. On the obstacle
, side, she watched her grandfather ("papa") go
through a battle with cancer, one that he won
j through God.
L When her sister, was just two years old, she
was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, which
is a kidney disease. Candace and her family
Y never gave up hope that she would be cured.
aI "With the help of a new treatment for
Is Nephrotic Syndrome and a lot of help from God,
she was healed from her disease," Candace said.
These obstacles were overcome and what
y could have been a negative was turned into a
y positive.
d "I think that having these experiences has
o helped us all to have more faith in God,"
at Candance said. "I believe this is what made my
s parents devoted to God. The experiences that
y they have been through brought them closer to
y Him and they know that God can do anything."
e In addition to her status as a honor student,
e Candace is involved in multiple extracurricular
n activities; clubs and organziations at the high
t school. She plans to continue her education at
Santa Fe Community College where she will
enroll in the nursing program with the goal of a
career as a pediatric nurse.
Next up at the podium %\as Brinmes Liles. the
daughter of Dann, and Renee Liles.
Britney chose "Community Business" as the
y topic of her talk, an appropriate subject for the
business and professional members of the Rotary
e Club.
Ch Britney did a superb job of addressing the
,i critical role played by the many businesses that

serve the rural residents of Dixie County.
"The various small businesses that are:
established in Cross City or in Dixie County are;
the very life source that keeps our town:
productive and thriving," Britney said.
To reenforce her point, Britney focused on'
four points supplying items need for survival,,
providing jobs for all ages, personal service, and:
developing relationships.
Britney used the recent onslaught of:
hurricanes to demonstrate the role that businesses:
within the community have played in supplying:.
essential products to repair wells, electric wiring i
and roofs.
But she also outlined the many other
businesses that provide goods and services.
without having to travel long distances beauty:
shops, auto parts, auto repair, hardware>
insurance, furniture and appliances, drug stores,
grocery stores and restaurants to name a few.
"Small businesses also provide jobs for adults,
and young people in the community," Britneyi
said "Having a job has helped my friends learn
what it means to work, provides them money for'
making car payments, and other things theyi
wouldn't have if they didn't work."
Britney's third point dealth with the unique
way in which small businesses provide personal:
service to their customers.
"A. business that offers personal assistance-
would have someone help you decided or give',
hopefully, a knowledgeable opinion concerning-
the item in question," Britney said.
Britney used her own experience over the'
past four years working at her father's store:,
Liles Hardware, to demonstrate the importance of:
personal service.
"Many times I have seen my dad open up the;
store after hours to let someone, who ran out of:
water, purchase a pump or plumbing supplies,"':
Britney said. "This type of service is unheard of-
in larger cities and towns."
One of the benefits of providing personal-
service led Britney into her fourth point -
developing relationships with members of thb
"When you work with people, it affords yofi
the occasion to develop relationships with people:
you wouldn't otherwise have a chance to meet,'2:
Britney said. "If I had not had the opportunity of:
working with the public, I may have never had'
the opportunity to meet and get to know most of.
the people that I helped."
Britney did a great job of making everyone.
aware of the essential role that small businesses.
play in the life and welfare of a small rural,
Britney is also an honor student at the high'
school with a full list of activities and:
organizations on her high school resume. She:
has her sights set on Santa Fe Community.
.College and the University of Florida or Florida:
State UmLiersir\ with the goal of, becoming a:
labor and delivery nurse.
New county residents Robert and Mildred:
Brown, and Ben Stoddard, a former DCHS'
graduate, were the guests of Hank Stoddard. ,t
DCHS guidance counselor, Chris Lord, was.
the guest of the club.

You really should advertise your

". business in the Dixie County

Advocate. It reaches more and

more people in Dixie County

every week.

An angry man is again
angry with himself when
he returns to reason.
-Publilius Syrus

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Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Jannette
Martin at 352-379-2929.
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
* Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, corner of SR 55A and
CR 349.
* Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every second Thursday
from 10:00am- 12:00noon.
* Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

* United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
AL-ANON Family Group
AA Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church in
Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Board of County
Commissioners Ist Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
Cross-City Town Council -
2"d and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie County Education
Foundation 3d' Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
The Dixie County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board- Will meet
Wednesday,. January 19. 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
the Board. At this meeting the
Board will be reviewing the
Dixie County Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday evening
at 6 p.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 5 p.m. snacks
NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
WeightWatchers -
Meeting every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at the Cross City Woman's
Clup on the comer of Barber &
Chewning. Call: 1-800-651-
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

UCS Announces New
Hours of Operation
United Christian Services (UCS) of, Dixie County, Inc., will be
open on the following schedule beginning January 10, 2005:
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
We are planning to be open one evening a week in order that
working people can come to look for clothing or apply for other
necessities. This will also give working people a chance to
volunteer in our clothing closet.
UCS distributed 398 food baskets, including turkey or ham,
during the Christmas holidays. These were given to the most needy
in our community.
In cooperation with Toys for Tots, UCS distributed toys to 564
children. These children received one large toy, two. small toys and
a large Christmas stocking.
A big thank you to all who donated and helped us to share
God's love through the blessed season.
We are still in need of funds and volunteers. If you would like
to help, please call our office, 498-5702, or mail a check to UCS,
PO Box 1486, Cross City, FL 32628.

Marine Corps League January
Meeting Scheduled for this Sunday
The Tri-County Marine Corps League & Auxiliary meeting
will be held this Sunday January 16th at the DAV Post in Cross
City starting at 2:00 P.M. After the business meeting the men will
host a BBQ; they are inviting all Marines, past & present and
their families, to join them for some good food and comradeship.
The Corps is always looking to recruit a "Few More Good Men"
into the unit, to help them make a difference in our Tri-County

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Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours
In Cross City January 13th
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Cross City on the second Thursday of every
month so the people of Dixie County have the opportunity to
personally discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is
important to the Congressman that his staff is available for those
who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, January 13, 2005
10:00am-- 12:00pm
County Commission Meeting Room
in the Courthouse
Cross City

Contrary to popular belief, Linda's Italian Restaurant is NOT
closing the doors. I am still open for business, Tuesday thru
Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing.
Thank You,
Ms. Linda

What did a United States three-
cent piece look like?

S"'Come see one at the
The Dixie County Public
Library will have a coin show
at 5 p.m.. on Wednesday
January 26, 2005.
Bring some coins for
others to look at.
Come and look at some
old coins.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) has scheduled two public workshops regarding
management of the oyster fishery. The Commission is seeking,
public input on a proposal to open the winter oyster harvesting:
season in Franklin County Sept. 1.
The FWC encourages all interested persons to participate at
the workshops, which will take place from 4-6 p.m. as follows:
Monday, Jan. 10, Department of Environmental Protection
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 261
Seventh St. Apalachicola
Thursday, Jan. 13, FWC's Cedar Key Field Laboratory 11350
S.W. 153rd Ct. Cedar Key
Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the
workshops should advise the agency at least five calendar days
before the workshop by contacting the FWC coordinator at (850)
488-6411. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons should contact the
agency by calling (850) 488-9542 to arrange assistance.

Healthy Start of North Central
Healthy Start of North Central Florida, Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 2:00 PM United Way of Alachua
County 6031 .NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL. 32607 The public is
invited. Please call Celia Paynter at 352-955-2264, ext. 314 if you

need additional information

Native American
Presentation To
Be Held Jan. 16th
Levy County Genealogy &
History Society will host a
presentation on Native
American Ancestry on Sunday,
January 16, 2005 at 2pm at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
Author Laurie Beth Roman
will .speak and answer
questions on tracing your
Native American ancestors.
The museum is located just
north of US 27A, east of
Chiefland. Follow the signs.
For more information call 352-
463-6120, 493-4849 or 447-

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Pure Water
Meeting To Be
Held Jan. 19
There will be a meeting of
the Board of Directors of Pure
Water Wilderness, the Dixie-
Gilchrist-Levy Tourism
Development Board, on
Wednesday, January 17, 2005
at 9:30 a.m. at the Fanning
Springs City Hall in Fanning
The public is invited to
attend. Please call (352) 486-
5470 for more information.

Parents of
Ages 3 and 4
year Olds
The Dixie District Schools'
HIPPY program is operating in
its third year. Currently, 30
families are being served
through this wonderful
program. Due to increased
funding, more families may be
added at this time. HIPPY is
designed to provide interested
parents with curriculum,
books; supplies and support to
teach your child very
important pre-school skills.
This program has limited
availability and is based on
eligibility. Your child may or
may not be enrolled in school
to participate. This is a 30-
week program and has proved
success in hundreds of children
If you are interested, please
call the HIPPY office at the
Old Town Educational center
and ask for Kim Lander, Judy
Corbin or Diane Lord:(352)

Suwannee River
Honor Roll
2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll
"A": Otis Ware, Lily;
Flowers, Jan Gonthier, and
A.J. Davis.
"A/B": Heather Greene,
Annie Norris, Tyler
Snellgrove, Alexis Robson,
Daniel Greene, Jasmine White,
and Cheyenne Daly.


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Need more info
call 498-3312

Dixie School Bus Drivers
Announce Raffle Winners
The Dixie School Bus Drivers would like to announce the
raffle ticket winners. The drawing was held .on December 15,2004:
270 Savage Rifle was won by Sandra Malone, Jewelry Box was
won by Harriet Douglas, and a West Coast Remote Chopper was
won by Paula Broady.
Thanks for all the support of everyone that bought tickets and
Congratulations to the winners.


RRMS January 2005 Calendar
01-13 Bkball G-5;00, B-6:00 @ Ft. White
01-17 NO SCHOOL M.L. King Day
01-18 Bkball G-5:00, B-6:00 vs Chiefland
01-20 Bkball G-5:00, B-6:00 @ Williston
01-21 Bkball G-5:00, B-6:00 @ Lake Butler
01-24 2:40pm School Improvement Mtg.
01-25 Bkball SMAC Tournament @ Williston
01-26 Progress Reports
12:35 pm Early Release Day
01-27 Bkball SMAC Tournament @ Williston
01-28 Bkball SMAC Tournament @ Williston

DCCA Allstar's News
The Dixie County Christian Academy (DCCA) has named
Staci Lubin. as their "Student of the Week". You go girl! Keep up,
the good work, Staci.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported.
our Live Nativity. We hope you received a blessing and enjoyed,
yourself. A special thanks goes out to all the parents, staff and
students who helped to make it a great success.
Another big THANK YOU is extended to Pht and everyone at
the United Christian Services for donating library books. Our
students will get a lot use out of them.
Please continue to pray for our school. For more information,
please call 352-542-3313.

TUESDAY- JANUARY 18. 2005 Chicken Fajita's w/Tortillas or
Cheeseburger on Bun w/Trimmings, French Fries, Fruit or Fruit
Juice, Milk.
*Fifth Grade Parent FCAT Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 19, 2005- Chicken & Noodles w/Hot
rolls or Burrito w/Salsa, Glazed Carrots, Fruit or Fruit Juice &
THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2005 Super Nachos w/Chips or
deli Turkey on Bun w/Trimmings, Steamed Corn, Fruit or Fruit
Juice, Milk.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 Pizza or Manager's Choice, French
Fries, Fruit, or Fruit Juice, Royal Brownie w/Walnuts, Milk.
Wednesday, January 26, Early Release @ 12:25 P.M.

AES Valentine Pageant
The 2005 AES Valentine Pageant is scheduled for FRIDAY,
FEB 18th @ 6PM. Applications are available until January 28th in
the front office.. All children ages birth to 8th grade may
Proceeds benefit the students of Anderson Elementary School.

Reading is FUNdamental Program
at Anderson Elementary
First grade and ESE students at Anderson Elementary will take
part in the Reading is FUNdamental book distribution on Friday
January 14th. Three Rivers' Outreach Coordinator Cassie Selleck
will lead the students in a participatory song and story time, after
which the students will each chose a book from over 400 titles. -
Anderson's Media Specialist Jan Standridge coordinates the:
program at the school and says she is thrilled to see the
students so excited about books.
This program is the second of three RIF initiatives scheduled
for first graders for this school year. RIF is designed to help
students learn that reading is both fun and critical to success in
The books are provided by funding from the national
organization Reading Is FUNdamental, Inc. and Three Rivers
Regional Library System. Since Three Rivers began taking part in
this national grant program four years ago more than 4000 books
have been given to first grade students in Lafayette, Dixie and
Gilchrist counties. Parents of first graders are invited to attend the
program. Notes will be sent home with the students to let the
parents know what time their class will participate.

May Day! May Day! Members
American Legion Post 383 in Dixie County is looking for a
bunch of new members. You can become a member by contacting
2nd Vice-commander Woody DeMoure at 352-542-8490.
Post 383 meets the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday's of each month at
1297 NE 82nd Ave. (Hal Chaires Road) in Old Town.
"We also need entertainment country, rock, pop any kind of
music," DeMoure said. "Let's make this the best American Legion
Post in the state. Have a Happy New Year and let's stay alive in-
DeMoure also wants to remind all Post 383 members that
election of officers will be on the agenda shortly.


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Continued from page 1
through the late 1960s and early 1970s, since
Wilkerson started his program 6 years ago, the
Bears have won 4 District Championships and
participated in 6 post-season region playoff
The road to excellence began in 1999 the first
year of Wilkerson's entry into Bear football.
Over the last 6 seasons under Wilkerson's
direction the Bears won 54 games and lost 17.
For the seniors who took their final bow
Monday night, they leave with 3 District
Championships and four straight region playoffs
under their belt.
"It's not all about what I have done," a point
that he is quick to point out whenever the success
is laid at his feet. "Without a great coaching
staff, the parents, the Quarterback Club, the
community, and the dedication of the players
none of this would have been possible."
Wilkerson concedes that the Bear football
program enjoys unprecedented support compared
to many programs of similar size and larger. He
applauded Superintendent Dennis Bennett, the
School Board and DCHS principal Charlotte
Lord for the efforts that have produced a new
football field and stadium, new practice field, and
a weight and training room.
S A good example of the way in which the Bear

varsity portion of the program the awards to the
varsity players (see inset for a list of awards and
award recipients).
As a preamble to the introduction of this
year's Most Valuable Player, Wilkerson said that
in the past this award is often not given.
"I believe that football, in comparison to all
other sports, is the ultimate team sport,"
Wilkerson said. "Because no one player can
actually make a team successful without the help
of his fellow team members, I don't always give
this award. But, this year one player stood out in
at least two of our wins in such a way that we
might not have won the game without his
"This player also contributed on both sides of
the line, which makes his contribution an all-
around effort. This year we chose Leo Sliney as
the Bear football team Most Valuable Player."
The award that Wilkerson believes should be
the most coveted award is the one for Bear Pride.
"The Bear Pride award is about total effort,
determination and contribution to the team's
season," Wilkerson said. "Based upon these
criteria, I consider this the most important award
we give.
"This year we have chosen a player who has
done it all for us. He never refused any

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Mehr acted quickly and positioned his truck behind the partially
submerged truck, hooked a chain on the rear bumper and pulled the
truck and driver to higher ground.
"I can't be sure of course, but it looked to me like the lady was
drunk," Mehr said.
Mehr helped Erhart from her vehicle into the passenger side of
his truck and as soon as she was seated Mehr said that she had a
seizure and collapsed.
"Some of the bystanders, who were watching the whole thing,

called 911 and before long the Dixie EMS, the Dixie County
Sheriffs Office, and the Florida Highway Patrol were all on the
scene," Mehr said. "I made the lady as comfortable as I could until
the emergency unit could get there."
Erhart. was transported to Shands for observation and treatment
for non-incapacitating injuries.
According to the FHP report, Erhart's truck only sustained
$100 in damages. No charges have been filed at this time and the
FHP is awaiting results of a blood alcoholbreathalyzer test to
determine if alcohol was a contributing factor.

Continued from page 1

According to County Manager, Arthur Bellot, the County received a Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)
grant in the amount of $50,000 (Phase I), which has been a great help in funding several major projects at the Roy Ward Little League
Complex. A second grant, Phase II grant in the amount of $200,000 has also been submitted and is waiting for approval. The decision on
the Phase II grant will come after the Legislative session is completed in mid to late spring.
Phase I money's, along with some funds from the County's Impact Fee Fund, were used for the construction of a large concession
stand, complete with storage and new restroom facilities with handicap accessibility. Lights on one of the fields were erected as well as
some playground equipment. Several weeks ago crews were out at the complex working on a new field that will be used for Junior/Adult
games and renovations of the Norman Lee Pavilion is also underway.
Bellot noted that the Phase II grant would be used for additional lighting, a soccer field, sidewalks, fencing upgrades and portable
bleachers. All of these projects are due to our areas- Little League and Soccer growth.
Commissioner Hays stated that he was very thankful to all the workers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in order to
make the complex "top notch". "This complex is something that Dixie can really be proud of," stated Hays.
In looking over the complex, it brought to mind the humble beginnings of the Dixie Little League and the visions of Norman Lee and
Roy Ward who dedicated their lives to the youth of this county. They would be so very proud.

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The Most Valuable Player award went to Leo
football program benefits from community
support could be seen in the banquet with
Foodland's Stanley McHenry providing the
drinks and paper goods, P. J. Hope providing his
barbecue expertise, and Sheryl Ward, Maureen
Cravey, and Bobbi Joyce Lamar handling the
decorations as well as the side items on the buffet
With everyone's stomach filled with mouth-
watering barbecue pork as only Hope can cook it,
the event moved into the high school auditorium.
After a brief introduction from Brent
Wilkerson, varsity cheerleader's sponsor Kathy
Driggers, who was subbing for JV cheerleader
sponsor Carlotta Branch, introduced the junior
varsity cheerleaders. Driggers returned later in
the program to introduce the girls that were under
her; direction throughout the season and to hand
out pins and jackets as awards for their
P. J. Hope, who had removed his chef's hat
and apron, to take his position at the podium in
his role of head coach for the junior, varsity
football team, opened his portion of the award's
program by thanking Janet Fowler for
coordinating the JV pre-game meals, and Robyn
Wilkerson and Sharon McCall for their help.
"When the season started, I really didn't
believe that we would be as successful as we
were," Hope said. "But the boys believed and
my coaching staff believed, and before long I
became a believer too."
The JV's put their belief in themselves to
work and produced an impressive 5-1 record for
the year and took a giant step toward maturing
into the varsity players of the future.
Hope thanked his coaching staff, Michael
Byrd, Adam Gore, and Jeff Koschatsky for their
effort and support.
I At the conclusion of the JV team and
cheerleaders' a\ ards. Wilkerson moved into the

The coveted Bear Pride award went to Justin
assignment, attacked the job he was give with a
good attitude and determination, and played
every position with equal effort. He played
fullback on offense and tackle, tight end and
linebacker on defense. And he was a true senior
leader for the whole team. This year's Bear
Pride award goes to Justin Cotman."
As the night wound down, Wilkerson ended
the program by mentioned, five girls that stuck it
out through the year on the "Unsung Hero"
squad. Bobby Osteen, Laci Johnson, Jessica
Reed, Kelly Ozment, and Gabby Dasher worked
on the sidelines at every game supplying water to
the players and footballs to the officials.
"The coaches get pretty temperamental before
a ball game and these girls had to put up with us
and all of our pre-game moods," Wilkerson said.
1"They did a great job and I want to thank them
for -their effort, patience and support."
Although Wilkerson had introduced his
coaching staff earlier, as the final part of the
program he mentioned that some of the coaches
would not return in 2005.
Mike Sauls is taking a year off to spend some
time with his family and particularly his
daughter, who plays volleyball at Trenton High
Lyle Wilkerson is leaving the coaching ranks
so that he can devote more time to his efforts in
.real estate sales and J. W. Kenton might not
return is his wife gets a position in California.
Wilkerson said that he is hopeful that Andrew
Thomas will return and continue the winning
tradition along with Nick Hatcher.
And the goal?
First things first, a lot of hard off-season work
for the players in the weight room with
everyone's sights set on a 5"' District
Championship in 7 years. Once that goal is
achieved, the road leads to The Swamp and the
state championship playoffs.

Continued from page 1
Development Regulations and allowed Ocean Pond to operate as a
mud bogging facility. Driggers said that his motion was based
upon actions of the owners of the mud bog that were breaking the
original terms of the ordinance, which put the operation in violation
of the special exception.
County Attorney Joey Lander said that the motion would have to
instruct him to draft a new ordinance rescinding the special
exception, which would require notification and a public hearing.
Trenton attorney, Ray Thomas representing Ocean Pond owner
Norm Eastman, reminded the Commissioners that they could not
rescind the ordinance without violating the rights of his client and
suggested that the Commission first review the matter through the
public hearing process. In the meantime, Thomas said that he,
Eastman, Lander and Kenneth Cassidy, who spoke for the
residents, would see if they could resolve some of the issues before
the Board.
Cassidy was one of several residents that spoke in opposition to
the way Ocean Pond was being operated. Although none of the

Hospice of the Tri-Counties is one of many charities that have
benefited from donations coming from Ocean Pond Mud Bogg
residents oppose mud bogging in general, they cited violations
ranging from times of operation to noise to alcoholic consumption
to trash to vehicles speeding down county roads as reasons for their
demands that the facility be closed.
Wandy Berry, one of the residents who spoke out against the
Ocean Pond operation told the Commissioners that someone had
called her husband's boss and threatened to have her husband fired
as a way to silence her.
Tracey Stevens said that in addition to all of the other
complaints she. is concerned about the dumping of fluids from
transmissions and oil pans.
Laurie Lindee, who is not opposed to mud bogging, said that no
one neighborhood should have to take the brunt of the noise and
discomfort associated with a nearby mud bog event.
Scott Howard, who spoke in favor of Ocean Pond, said that not
all of the noise was coming from Ocean Pond. Howard said that
mud bogging and racing were taking place in the area and that a lot
of the complaints should be directed to those areas and not Ocean

"Mud bogging has been a part of Dixie County for as long as
the county has been here and it will be here from now on whether
there is a specific place or not," Howard said.
Thomas Hartman, who lives '/4 of a mile from Ocean Pond,
spoke in favor of the operation. Bobby Knight and Sue Gallagher
both pointed out that mud bogging provided an opportunity for kids
to get off the street and do something that was fun.
"If they aren't allowed to enjoy something that is structured and
organized, the kids will be getting in trouble somewhere in the
county," Gallagher, who has four children, said.
Mary Norris, a WalMart employee, told the Commission and
the audience that Ocean Pond is supporting a number of charitable
organizations including the Children's Miracle Network.
"WalMart raised $21,000 for the children's clinic at Shands and
Ocean Pond raised $2,500," Norris said. "Ocean Pond is doing
good things. I do not live close to the event; I only know that it has
helped. There is nothing here in Dixie County for the children and
I am in support of it."
Eastman added that he has raised several thousand dollars for
various charities including Hospice, the American Legion, the
Rotary Club, and area churches.
"The men and women who come to Ocean Pond have
contributed 100's of pints of blood to LifeSouth," Eastman said.
County Commission Chairman Marcus Hays said that he and
the other Commissioners have consistently received calls in the
wee hours of the morning from residents registering complaints
about Ocean Pond.
"Two Sheriffs deputies came to me and state that they would
not go back out there, because they could not deal with the folks
due to alcohol consumption and because they could not deal with
the environment," Hays said.
In summarizing the complaints Lander said that while alcohol,
on road racing, and trash were important issues, the biggest
complaint from area residents was the noise.
Several 'nearby residents said that they could not carry on a
conversation in their homes because of the noise.
Lander read a list of rules that the Commission wanted Eastman
to follow pending the outcome of a Public Hearing on the issue.
The list included a limit on activity to one weekend a month
between the hours, of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the gates locked at 5
p.m., no cranking of trucks at other times during the month, no
loud noise, and hiring a deputy to patrol roads during the event
The list was included in a resolution that Lander read on behalf
of the Commission.
"This resolution is a request for compliance and does not carry
the force of law," Lander said, "but these are the things that the
Commission would like Eastman to change at Ocean Pond."
On a motion by Driggers and a second by Land the resolution
Commissioner Driggers made a motion to advertise for a Public
Hearing to revisit the mud bog ordinance and to work out the rules
and regulations associated with the operation of a mud bog event,
Commissioner Alton Land second the motion and the motion
The Public Hearing will be held at the Commission Meeting on
Thursday, January 20 at 6 p.m.

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Ross & Mitchell To

Exchange Vows

Niecey Ross & Todd Mitchell
Todd Mitchell & Niecey Ross are happy to announce their
engagement and approaching marriage.
Niecey is the daughter of Bobby & Debbie Ross of Cross City.
She is the granddaughter of Bill & Katie Ross and Mark & Betty
Todd is the son of Mitch & Carolyn Mitchell of Steinhatchee.
He is the grandson of Fred & Mary-Kate Mitchell and Paul &
Lucille Day.
A spring wedding is being planned.

Norton & Corbin

Announce Engagement

Candace Leigh Norton & James Nelson Corbin
Jimmy & Debbie Norton, Kim & Omer Tucker and Lash
Corbin are proud to announce the engagement of their children
Candace Leigh Norton and James Nelson Corbin.
The wedding is set for June 18, 2005.
Candace is the granddaughter of Margaret and the late Hubert
Norton. James is the grandson of James & Irene Valentine.-
Congratulations Jamie & Candace!

Union Baptist

To Host

Gospel Sing
There will be a Gospel
Sing 'at Union Baptist Church
(four miles west of Newberry)
Saturday, January 15th at
,7:00pm and will feature "The
Little Indian Princess," Abigail
Moore, along with Sonny and
Margaret Reighard of Western
North Carolina.
Come and expect a
blessing. Refreshments will

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Osteen & Fowler Exchange Vows
m a-'-- -- -' -a.- -'

Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Fowler, Jr.
Donald R. Fowler, Jr. & Karen J. Osteen were united in holy
matrimony on December 18, 2004.
Don is the son of Betty Fowler of Jacksonville, FL and the late
Donald Fowler, Sr. of Cross City, FL. Don is a 1992 graduate of
Dixie County High School and is currently employed with TTZ
Railroad Company in Jacksonville, FL.
Karen:is the daughter of Nelson and Charlene Osteen of Cross.
City, FL. Karen is a 1998 graduate of Dixie County High School
and will graduate in April 2005 with her A.S. degree in the medical
The couple will reside at their home in Mayo, FL.

Card of Thanks

Prayer To

St. Jude
Most Holy Apostle St. Jude
Thomas faithful servant and
friend of Jesus, the name of the
traitor who delivered you,
beloved Master into the hands
of the enemies has caused you
to be forgotten by many, but
the Church honors and invokes
you universally as the patron
of hopeless cases and of things
despaired of. Pray for me who
am so needy, make use; I
implore you of that particular
privilege accorded to you to
bring visible and speedy help
where help is almost despaired.
Come to my assistance in this
great need that I may receive
the consolations and succor of
heaven in all my necessities,
tribulations, and sufferings
particularly (here mentioned
your petition).. .and that I may
bless God with you and all the
elect throughout eternity. I
promise you, 0 blessed Jude to
be ever mindful of this great
favor, and I will never cease to
honor you as my special and
powerful patron and to do all
in my power to encourage
devotion to you. Amen
Mail your petitions to the
Shrine for remembrance in the
Perpetual Novena Services in
honor of St. Jude.

When angry count four;
when very angry, swear.
-Mark Twain

To all our friends and family and to all those strangers who have shown compassion and took the
time to say a prayer or a kind word ...we thank you. A special "thank you" goes out to those who
loving laid out a memorial in honor of our love one lost to us on New Year's morning, Wimpy Turner.
He was gone so quickly and we didn't have time to say goodbye, but through the love shown to us
and the prays spoken on our behalf, we know that we will get through these lonely days without him.
May God richly bless each and everyone.
The Family of Winfred "Wimpy" Turner

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Behold The Tabernacle of God
Rev. 21:3
"Day and Night"
I the Day of the Lord. It was God who separated light from
darkness. "And God said, let there be light, and there was light.
And God saw the light that it was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness
he called Night. (Ean. 1:3-5) Notice first of all that when He
created light, though the light was good, it was mixed with the .
darkness and only God could tell the difference and divided the
one from the other. Then He divided the two, and the light became
brighter as it separated from darkness, while the darkness returned
to total blackness. And God clearly identified each of them for
what ihey are. As in the natural creation, so in the spiritual.. God's
new creation. I the Day of the Lord say, let us look now to THAT
DAY APPROACHING "And let us consider one another to
provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but
exhortion one another: and so.much the more, as ye see THE DAY
APPROACHING;" Heb. 10:24-25. What day? What day is he
writing about here; 30 years after the death, burial, resurrection and
ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ? It was certain and sure, they
could see it approaching, and it must have been terribly important
in their lives since they were told to assemble themselves together
and exhort one another because of this day. Since that day is still
approaching, and is even now at hand, I the Day of the Lord want
us to take a good Bible look at that day.. the Great Day of the Lord,
known as THE EVIL DAY. In Eph, chapter 6 the apostle is
warning us about the wiles of the devil, of wrestling with
principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world.
"Wherefore," he says in verse 13, "take unto you the whole armour
of God that ye may be able to withstand IN THE EVIL DAY, and
having done all, to stand. "I the Day of the Lord. Say this great
exhortation on standing in that evil day takes us to the 13th chapter
of Ezekiel where the prophet of God was telling the people how
they would have to STAND IN THE BATTLE IN THE DAY OF
THE LORD. Continued. Look for me next week.

j v...evl Be-"'t As le "i.S -h
c ',hurc/ es*/ze. 'irwbr/n iy '/omeboy "
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Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7:00 P.M.
Pastor David B. Downing
At The Intersection Of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.

Church oSf God

etnneth .Sftreet ross city
Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship.....................11:00 A.M.
Children's Church.....................11:O0 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday Family Training Hour .
Includes '.
Adull & Teen Minislry. '"
Boy's Brigado & Girl's Club
7.30 PM.
l" *ai..i...;'; Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor


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FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2005 -- 5:30 P.M.

Middle Florida Baptist Assembly Grounds
Cost: $23.00 Per Person / Some Scholarships Available
For information contact: Nancy Holifield at (352) 498-3881
Sponsored by Lafayette Baptist Youth Association,
Lafayette Family Life Ministries, & Live the Life Ministries

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Service Times

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:00 a.m.
(Children's Church (ages 3-11)
Sunday Evening Worship.............6:00 p.m.
Youthquake (ages 12-18)
Wednesday Family Night..............7:30 p.m.
Missionette's & Boy's Club

P astor Paul Louise Tyson

Pastor Paul s" Louise Tyson


> "US HWY. 19-98 ** 542-7954
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear
Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M.
Church School........... 11.00 A.M.
Wed. Choir Practice 7:00 P.M

"Come Let Us Worship
& Adore Him"

Children's Church

Welcome Tro Gods House
of OZL TW/iV
Pastor Royce Hanshew
Church Office 542-7050
Sunday School................. 9:45A.M.
Morning Worship..................... 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship............. ..........6:00 P.M.
Wed. Bible Study..................7:00 P.M.
Knock and the door will open seek and you will find -
ask and you will be given life eternally.
Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In.

_Fvai tzt B^"p tist >

"-The Church With An Open Door'"
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Mnrninn Worshin 11:00nn A A

Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.
Mid-Week Bible Study
Wednesday 7:00 P.M.
C55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor

Revival Services
Come and join us for
Revival Services January 21 -
23, at First Baptist Church of -
Horseshoe Beach. Rev. Walter
St. Clair from Orange Park,
Florida will be otir speaker.
He has pastured churches in ,
Tennessee and Texas and has I '
worked in full time ministry,
for 50 years.
Services: Friday, January
21, 7:00 p.m., Saturday,
January 22, 6:00 p.m. followed
by a light supper (public is Walter St. Clair
invited), Sunday, January 23,
11:00 a.m. and dinner on the grounds following service Sunday,
January 23, 2:00 p.m. afternoon service following the dinner
Special music every service
We are located at 25 Highway 351 in Horseshoe Beach.

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Suwannee Baptist Church
Ph. (352) 542-7573 SR 349 in Suwannee, FL
Fred Edwards, Pastor
Sunday School,,........9;45 A.M.
Morning Worship.....11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship.......7:00 P.M.
Prayer Meeting.........7:00 P.M.

A Friendly. Loving Church

Located On Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd.
Sunday School........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Children's Church.....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley'

52 NE 145th Street .
Sunday-10 AM Bible Study
11 AM Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM Bible Study

Why do we sometimes fail to receive when we ask? James 4:3

"Ye ask, and receive
not, because ye ask
amiss, that ye may
consume it upon
your lust."


Rock Sink
Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Bible Study........9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship........11:00 A.M.
Discipleship Training........6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship........7:00 P.M. i
Prayer Servicee ..... 7:00 P.M.
Choir Practice........7:45 P.M.

Seventh-Day '
Adventist Church
Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord
Sabbath School.............9:30A.M.
Morning Worship............11:00 A.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 P.M.



Daniel Graham,

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee,
P.O. BOX 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359
EperMeneenS & E6 z 7e G79asy o JeaMe Opportunities for Worship
Sunday School--10:00 AM
Morning Worship---11:00 AM
Evening Worship ---- 6:00 PM
Prayer Meeting -------7:00 PM
Awana 6:30 PM
Leon Holden, Pastor
"I was glad when they said unto me, letitusgo into the house ofthe LORD." Psalms 122:1

Agape' Christian Center
"Whoere 2uAreKnowmnBy ornrLove"
River Road 66 SW 964th Old Town
Sunday Worship 1o A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday 7:00 P.M. Bible Study
Wednesday...........7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday 7:00oo P.M. Prayer Meeting

Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor -J.D. Clark Ph. (35a) 21o-oo01

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005

Abundant Life and Living
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank God we made it. Lay aside
every weight that so easily beset us, and start the New Year right.
Don't look back and think of what you could've or should've done
last year. You can never go back and relive ,
the past, but you can make a better today
and tomorrow.
Let's perfect our old resolutions, add our
new ones that will make us better. And if we
become better people that will make the
whole world a better place; because we are
the world. I am yet perfecting my old
But I added a new one for 2005: 1 Lucille Stockton
resolved to Pray every morning at 9:00 AM.
I pray often daily and nightly, but this will be my special time to
consecrate in prayer for divine order in
every area of my life.
Would you like to join me each day in prayer? Or make it your
new resolution, there is more divine power in numbers. Think God
for granting us life to see a New Year. Also the privilege for a new
.If we find we don't love others, we must start loving ourselves;
it will spread out to others. If we want to share more, we must start
sharing what we have and more will come for us to share.
S"Love Life And Live It".

Calvary Temple News
A special "God bless you" to the many guest who visited
Calvary this past Sunday. Kids Church is doing great -- had to take
out extra chairs. Praise and Worship are moving to another level.
Youth are excited about their snow skiing trip end of January. New'
'officers have been elected in the Women's Ministry. 2005 will
prove to be a very eventful year. God has opened a door that must
be passed through. Time is short; we must be busy with the Fathers
A special assembly called "The Gathering" will take place Jan.
14th beginning at 7:00 in the annex of Calvary Temple. Letters
have been mailed out to local Pastors. This is an assembly of our
areas spiritual leaders pastors, pastor's spouse, and one church
leader. We will take Communion together, pray together, and open
the table for discussion concerning what we can do "different or
better" in the coming year as spiritual leaders to be more effective
leaders in our community.
If your Pastor did not receive a personal invitation .it was not
intentional. Many church addresses were hard to come by. Lay
members! Ask your Pastor if they intend to participate. If there
answer is no, ask them why not. January 14th, 7:00 Calvary
Temple annex.

New Prospect Baptist News
We had a good turnout Sunday in both services as we gathered
to worship our Lord. Our choir did its usual fine job, as did Bro.
Billy as he brought God's messages, choosing his text for both
services from Mark 10:46-52. It is truly a privilege and blessing to
be in God's house!
The Women's Ministry met Monday evening, January 10th,
and our monthly business meeting will be held on Wednesday
evening, each being the first for the new year. We look forward to
all the upcoming events on the agenda for the new year, as we
contemplate new ways to serve our Heavenly Father in an ever-
expanding effort to do His will.
We were proud to have several visitors Sunday, and hope that
they and many others will take advantage of our standing invitation
to worship God and fellowship with us. Hope you have a good
week.... as always, please continue your prayers for the people on
church prayer lists, our military personnel, and our President. May

God bless and keep you safe.

Beware the fury of a
patient man.
-John Dryden

The Word
Made Flesh
"Four Churches"
Continued from last week.
the son of man, say the Lord
by His first advent, and by the
'redemption then effected,
could not form a new heaven,
.and from that heaven a new
heaven, and from that heaven a
new church of Christians,
"became Christians
.successively, by the preaching
and writings of the Apostles.
That neither could it be
:effected afterwards, since from
'the beginning so many heresies
broke into the church, that
scarce any doctine of faith and
charity appeared in its own
light. I the son of man, say and
'that in process of time the
"apostolic doctrine was shaken,
'torn, and adulterated by
Sdetestable and wicked heresies.
,That this is meant by "the
abomination of desolation,"
and by "the affliction such as
'was not, neither will be," and
'by "the darkening of the sun,.
moon, and stars," in the
,Evangelists, in Daniel, and in
'the Prophets, and by the
Dragon and many other things
in the Revelation to St. John.
Since the Lord foresaw there
things, therefore in order that
man might be saved He
promised that He would come
again into the world, and
accomplish redemption, and
establish a new church, which
shall be a true Christian
Church. That the Lord Himself
foretold His second coming,
and that the Apostles
frequently prophesied of it, and
John plainly in the Revelation
to Him. I the son of man, say
in like manner of the new
church, which is meant by the
SNew Jerusalem in the
revelation. That this second
redemption is effected in the
'same manner as the first,
which was spoken of before.
That the regeneration and
salvation of the members of
the church, is also it's final and
efficient cause. Love you,
continued next week.

Faith Baptist

Church News
What a lovely day we had
at Faith today. Bro. Jackie
delivered two very special
messages that God had laid on
his heart. The special music in
the morning service was
performed by Jim Carter and in
the evening service, the group
known as "Friends", made up
of four senior citizens
performed several songs.
Remember that the Easter
Brothers will be at Faith on
Friday night, February 4th for a
concert, beginning at 7:00pm.r
Let's also remember to
pray for the sick in our
community, for those who are
sick, for those bereaved and
the lost.
We invite you to come and
share our Sunday School and
worship time with us. Our
visitors are such special people
and we're always so glad to
have them. We at Faith love
you and look forward to seeing
you again next week.

Card of Thanks
We, the family of Jerry
Cannon, would like to take the
time to thank all of our friends,
neighbors, co-workers and
family members for all the
flowers, food, cards, phone
calls, fond memories and other
acts of kindness but mainly the
love and prayers during the
long illness and loss of our
loved one. He will be greatly
missed but never forgotten and
we appreciate everything
everyone did for us.
Ernestine, Timmy, Colby,
Scott, Chris, Michelle, Morgan
& Ashlyn Cannon

To succeed is nothing, it's
an accident. but to feel
no doubts about oneself
is something very differ-
ent: it is character.
-Marie Leneru

Prayer l 5dfchange
God, b itt' ian oes him
who /p S 'rei
Kierikea I 1813-)855
I '

Holy Cross Catholic Church
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30 A.M.
EINICO Every Tuesday
Doors open atl0:30 a.m.
Games begins at 6 p.m.
,j (352) 498-5671
Located on Hwy. 19 S of Cross City
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor
Rectory (352) 493-1561 ** Chiefland Office (352)493-9723

L yd/a Ba/stt C/hrn chi
"4 CliucE You Can Call ////ome"
Sunday Morning Prayer: 9:15 A.M.
Sunday School: 9:45A.M.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 A.M. ...
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M. ..
Wed. 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting
Bible Study, Mission Friends, /. ...
RA's & GA's, Acteens
Church -498-5617 P.O. Box 610 Home 498-3708
We Are Located On US 19
2 Miles West Of Cross City
Nursery Provided Bus Provided WAYNE ALLEN, Pastor

WtL^ of thevSpLr-w
OiveIweLch, M ciotre-
"A Church Without Walls"
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
Sunday Morning...........10:30 A.M.
Sunday Evening.............6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer...7:30 P.M.
Thursday Night...............7:30 P.M.

PastorsTheadus & Benlta Corbin
(352) 498-5837

The First United Mei1lKAisl Church

22 NE 138th St. -- Cross City, Florida
(behind the Courthouse)
(352) 498-3420 Church

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47d eP ^W the e ^ei Howard Grimmenga,
Sunday School..............:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY
Morning W orship......... 1 1:00 a.m. Adult Choir.....................7:30 p.m.

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Danny Rogers,Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.; Worship Service -11:00A.M.;
Church Training 6:00 P.M.; Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.;,
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tuesday 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 P.M.;
Brotherhood/WMU 1st Wednesday 7:00 P.M.


Come Worship With Us !


Frank John Fogel
Mr. Frank John Fogel, 57 years old, of Old Town, Florida,
s passed away Monday, January 10, 2005 at.his residence. Mr. Fogel
moved here from Summerytown, PA about 4 years ago. Mr. Fogel
was a member of Haven Rest Wacassassa Outreach Ministries. He
worked most of his life as a business owner in the food industry.
Mr. Fogel is survived by his wife Anna M. Fogel of Old Town;
son Frank Fogel of Norristown, PA; daughters, Christine Spinelli
and Darlene Fogel, both of Norristown, PA; and 3 grandchildren.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Anthony Marcello Fusco
Mr. Anthony Marcello Fusco, 64 years of age, passed away
Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Shands at UF in Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Fusco moved to Cross City from Ansonia, CT. Mr. Fusco
bought the Crazy Italian Restaurant with his wife Linda, in which
they owned and operated for 12 years and later renamed Linda's
Italian Restaurant. Mr. Fusco met a lot of nice and caring people
and patrons who have become very dear friends.
Mr. Fusco is survived by his wife, Linda Jean Fusco of Cross
City, FL; mother Grovanni Fusco of Mondragone, Italy; son
Anthony Fusco of Old Town, FL; two brothers, Aristide Fusco and
Amato Fusco both of Mondragone, Italy.
A Memorial Service was held at Linda's Italian Restaurant on
Saturday, January 8, 2005.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Sidney Charles Futch
Sidney Charles Futch, 76, passed away on December 28, 2004
at home with his family by his side. He was a native Floridian,
born in Cross City, Florida, July 14, 1928 to John arid Effie Futch.
He moved his family from Gainesville to Orlando in 1966 working
in construction. He served in the US Army in World War II, and
was a long time member of the V.F.W. and the Fraternal Order of
Eagles. He loved the outdoors and spending lots of time camping
with family and friends. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, and
hunting and would never turn down the chance to go fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Mazelle (Stewart)
originally from Steinhatchee; son Larry Matthis of St. Petersburg;
daughter Angelia and son-in-law Jim Happ of Orlando; his pride
and joy grandson Sean Happ, they fondly referred to each other
as "Partner", grandchildren Jennifer and Steven Matthis; three
sisters, Anne Parker of Jacksonville, Hazel Griner and Faye Futch
both of Tallahassee.
He was laid to rest at Mount Olive Cemetery, Steinhatchee, FL
on December 31, 2004.

Penny Marie Gardner
Mrs. Penny Marie Gardner, 37 years old, of Old Town, Florida,
died Saturday, January 8, 2005 at North Florida Regional Medical
Center. Mrs. Gardner was a housekeeper.
Mrs. Gardner, is survived by her husband Robert Gardner,
parents, George and Dolly Tompkins, and son Robert Gardner, Jr.,
all of Old Town, FL; sisters Sue Harrellson of Chiefland and
Delores Hurst.ofQOldTown; brother- John Walters,of Jackson\ ille.
-George Tompkins of Old Town, and Joseph Tompkins of
Family and friends held a memorial service Monday, January
10, 2005.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy. 19, (352) 498-5400.

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2"loin us f0 visit, stay for g lifetime "
Sunday Worship ---- 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service ---- 7:00 PM.A
Nursery' Ages 2 yrs. & Under
Kid's Church -- Ages 3-17 years.
Pastor's Jim & Marion Hurst 498-3023

You Are Invited & Welcome To
Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
Ph. 498-5535 -_
Bible Study...........9:45 A.M.
Worship Service.. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training.....6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship....7:00 P.M.
Archie Knowles,
Wednesday.......... 7:00 P.M. Pastor

A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

Jake Cravey, Pastor
If you love me
keep my
John 14:15

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
First Bapftist Ci/Arc/i
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US 19 Cross City Ph. (352) 498-5107
Sunday School................. ......... ........9:30 A.M .
Children's Church............................. 10:30 A.M .
Morning W orship'............................... 10:45 A.M .
(Can Be Heard On Radio Station 707.7-- 11:00 a.m.)
Nursery Frovidwed
Evening W worship .................................7:00 P.M.
Girl's Auxiliary................ ..................6:00 P.M.
Royal Ambassadors &
M mission Friends.....................................6:00 P.M .
Youth Bible Study & Prayer...................7:00 P.M.
Adult Bible Study & Prayer................7:00 P.M.
Adult Choir Practice ..........................8:00 P.M.

New Prospect
Baptist Chrurch

Sunday School............10:00 a.m. -Children's Ministry
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m. YouthMinistry
Children's Church........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship...........7:00 p.m. -women's Ministry
Wednesday Evening.....7:00 p.m. Men's Brotherhood

Pastor Billy Robson
Jesus Is The Answer For Your Life


Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11A.M.
Evening Worship 6:P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M.
Come Grow Withf Us!

Rev. Bobby Lindsey

Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6:00 P.M.
Pastor, John Zunsford
Imn/erse tion ofSR 349 ,& CR 351

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Lydia Frances Brugh-Little
Mrs. Frances Brugh-Little, age 85, of Old Town, Florida
passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at North Florida
Regional Medical Center. Bor in Kokomo, Indiana, she moved to
Old Town from Orlando, Florida in 1998. She was a member of
the Philadelphia Church of God and of the Evening Star.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sara Sue Kanatzer.
Mrs. Brugh-Little is survived by her sons David Little and
Joseph Little, both of Old Town, FL; twelve grandchildren and
seventeen great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at
the Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Home, Chiefland, Florida (352) 493-0050.

Floyd Raymond Osteen
Mr. Floyd Raymond Osteen, 57 years of age and lifetime
resident of Cross City, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2005 in
Chiefland at the Tri-County Care Center. Mr. Osteen was a
Rancher. Mr. Osteen was a member of the Moose Lodge #1327,
and the Fraternal order of Eagles #3731 both out of Arcadia, and
also the Amvets FL Post #60.
Mr. Osteen was preceded in death by his father Loyd Osteen
and 2 sisters Pauline and Caroline.
He is survived by his mother Ruby Osteen; brothers, Larry
(Ruby) Osteen, David (Janet) Osteen, and William (Nan) Osteen;
sisters, Lorrine Daughdy, Julia (Shorty) Smith; daughters, Sierra
Osteen and Anglea Ibarra both of Arcadia; 2 granddaughters and
several nieces and nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at
11:00am at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Billy Robson officiating. Burial followed at Butler Cemetery in
Horseshoe Beach. A visitation was held on Tuesday, January 12,
2005 at the funeral home.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Lona Ann Smith
Mrs. Lona Ann Smith, 51 years old, of Old Town, Florida,
passed away Monday, January 10, 2005 in Old Town. Mrs. Smith
moved here from Brandon, Florida about 8 years ago. She was an
RN at 'North Florida Regional Medical Center and had been
formerly employed with Medic Ayers Health & Rehabilitation
Center in Trenton; she was also a member of the Nurses Service
Organization. Mrs. Smith loved animals and nature.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Charles B. Smith of Old
Town; son Stephen Westbrook of Old Town; daughter Lygeia
Bowman of Ruskin; brothers, Johnny Hawkins, Roger Hawkins,
Steve Hawkins, all of Tampa.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 13, 2005 at
3:00pm at Oak Lawn Cemetery East in Plant City. A visitation will
be held Wednesday, January 12, 2005 between the hours of 6-8pm
at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Patricia Ann Wilkins
Patricia Ann Wilkins, age 65, passed away December 29, 2004
in Panama City, Florida. Born in Davenport, Florida she lived in
Saint Cloud, Florida at the time
of her death.
Mrs. Wilkins is survived by
her husband Frank Wilkins of
Caryville, FL; sons, Scott
Wilkins and Mark Wilkins both
of Kissimmee, FL and Dean S A
Wilkins of Chipley, FL,
daughter Dana Timmons of St. s "'
Cloud, FL; brother Wayne
Bronson of Heavener, OK;
sisters Geraldine Thompson of
Old Town, FL and Cindy
Glasshein, of St. Cloud, FL.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, January. 4, 2005 at
Grissom Chapel in Kissimmee, Florida with Reverend Billy
Rigsby of Eastern Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial
followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee.

Cindy Lee Wood
Mrs. Cindy Lee Wood; 46 years old, of Cross City, passed
away Monday, January 10, 2005 at North' Florida Regional
Medical Center, after a 6-year battle with breast cancer. Mrs.
Wood was a 17-year veteran with the Department of Corrections
serving as a Nursing Supervisor and RN with the Cross City
Correctional Institution before becoming medically retired. Mrs.
Wood was a loving wife and caring mom. She was a member of
the Old Town First Baptist Church. Mrs. Wood lived here for 20
years, and moved here from Vinton, Ohio.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin
Wood of Cross City; her parents Harold and Wilma Pauley of
Cross City; son Michael Wayne Wood of Moody Air Force Base;
and daughter Juanita Wood of Cross City.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2005 at
2:00pm at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Royce Hanshew officiating. Burial will follow at the Cross City
Cemetery. A visitation will be held on January 13, 2005 between
the hours of 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

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Apologies for everything I
By: Buddy Martin, Sun-Herald
Here we are already 10 days deep into 2005
and I feel the urge to confess my sins for 2004 so

enlightened and move
forward to a higher
place this year.
So here goes the
list of my screwups
; .".; --. for last year and the
subsequent apologies
where applicable. I'll
:" -, ccall them the Brenda
SLee Awards, for
whose who've ever
Buddy Martin heard her wail that
tune, "I'm Sorry."
First off, I'm sorry that I didn't say I'm sorry
So let me just issue a blanket apology here to
anyone I have offended.
Fill in the blank.
"I am sorry for
Buddy Martin.
As for the others ... I'm sorry for not ever
sending in one of those rebate coupons and
thinking that I would.
I'm sorry for not doing more candlelight
dinners, walks on the beach and getaway
I'm sorry for not stopping to ask the checkout
clerk at the grocery market how her day had
gone; for not thanking my newspaper carrier for
excellent service; for not having time to talk
sports more with Eddie at the guard gate.
I'm sorry for watching so much football and
pretending it was work.
I'm sorry for not pulling off the side of the
road and drinking in more of those beautiful
Florida West Coast sunsets.
I'm sorry Gracie Bell didn't get to spend more
time with Poppy and Grammy.
I'm sorry for not saying "I don't know" more
I'm sorry for not writing the family of a
soldier to express my gratitude for their sacrifice.
I'm sorry for breaking almost every New
Year's resolution from 2004.
I'm sorry for not reading more books,
especially the classics.
I'm sorry I got so mad so many times at our
elected officials.

Lady Rangers

Hit The Courts

For Final Home
Game Jan. 18th
Even though the Lady
Rangers are young and
; inexperienced they have
enjoyed success on the
basketball court through the
leadership of their captain and
only returning player from last
years team, Karen Blount. She
is joined by fellow 8th graders
Kathleen Chavous, Audra
Evans and Jessica Robinson.
The 7th grade players
mber 30, in Ramsey Bend include Courtney Daniels,
Shaina Downing, Alexis
Jenkins, Rashida Mitchum,
Ashley O'Steen and Jalycia
The teams' record stands at
9-1 as they average 33 points a
game while holding their
opponents to under 30 points a
game. Their goal is to continue
S-'., to improve and do their best
every time they step on the
court for a game.
Their last home game is
Tuesday, January 18, at
5:00pm against cross-town
Rival, Chiefland Middle. Come
;out and support your local
Lady Rangers in their final
home stand.

The intoxication of anger,
like that of the grape,
shows us to others, but
t buck in Crane Bay. We're hides us from ourselves.
We injure our own cause
in the opinion of the
world when we too pas-
sionately defend it.
-Charles Caleb Coltbn

diT es for the Coast o y

January 14 February 10,2005
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I'm sorry for not expressing my gratitude to
those co-workers who never get proper credit for
their mighty contributions to this newspaper.
I'm sorry for all the drivers on 1-75 I yelled at
for blocking the passing lane and for the words
that came out of my mouth.
I'm sorry I didn't save more, spend less and
invest wiser.
I'm sorry I had the gall to complain about the
inconveniences caused by Hurricane Charley
after reading about the plights of so many who
have been left destitute.
I'm sorry I yelled at the TV so many times for
what I perceived as lousy calls by refs.
I'm sorry I didn't stop in at the Punta Gorda
Holiday Inn more and take part in the Coconut
Races on Friday, now that the building is gone.
I'm sorry that another year has gone by
without my knowing the names of all my
I'm sorry for those times, boss, when I came
in late and parked in customer parking spot so I
could make the morning meeting on time.
I'm sorry for not listening to my wife's advice
I'm sorry for thinking that the Democratic
Party actually had a chance in the presidential
I'm sorry for saying that Urban Meyer might
be the next coach at Florida, then saying he might
not and then acting like I knew he would be all
the time.
I'm sorry for not. finding more time for music
in my life.
I'm sorry for not saying "I love you" more.
I'm sorry for not making some new best
I'm sorry for not acknowledging I was wrong
more times.
I'm sorry for trying to cram too much work
into one day.
I'm sorry for not. answering more e-mails,
returning more phone calls and remembering
more birthdays.
I'm sorry I yelled at that credit card woman
on the phone because I couldn't make her
understand her numbers were wrong and that I
had to ask for her supervisor who agreed with me
and gave me a $25 gift certificate to Starbucks.
OK, well maybe not that sorry.

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Kicks off 109th Congress by Naming
New Co-Chairs
Washington, D.C. The Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
announced its new, bi-partisan leadership for the 109th Congress
as members of Congress returned to Washington this week. At a
dinner for Caucus leadership on January 4, Congressmen Adam
Putnam (R-FL) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA) were announced as
the House Co-chairs and Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ben
Nelson (D-NE) were announced as the Senate Co-chairs.
Congressmen. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ron Kind (D-WI) and
Senators John Cornyn.(R-TX) and Max Baucus (D-MT) will serve
as Vice-chairs.., .
Established in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
works to protect the interests of America's hunters, anglers, and
trappers in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
The new leadership will guide the 300 members of the Caucus in
their efforts to champion sportsmen and women in the federal
legislative process and to secure funding for habitat conservation
and fish and wildlife research. During the dinner, the
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation honored the Caucus
leadership from the 108th Congress Co-Chairs Congressmen
Robin Hayes (R-NC) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Senators
Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
"Sportsmen and the outdoor industry are fortunate to have such
great champions for their interests on Capitol Hill and we look
forward .to these Caucus members leading the charge on
sportsmen's issues in the 109"'h Congress," stated Melinda Gable,
Executive Director of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation,
the organization that provides research and educational support to
the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. "We also sincerely
appreciate the time, dedication and expertise that our outgoing
Caucus leadership brought to our initiatives."
The following statements were issued by the new Caucus
"I grew up hunting and fishing in my home state of Florida and
have recognized that as an elected Representative I have a
tremendous opportunity to advocate these traditions in the halls of
Congress. As co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, I
look forward to working with my fellow sportsmen on Capitol Hill
to advance the interests of men, women and youth who continue to
practice the time honored American tradition of enjoying the
outdoors." Representative Adam Putnam. (R-FL)
"The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and Caucus have a
lot to be proud of. We have been challenged on many fronts and
have always prevailed. Continuing the successful track record will
be an honor as I serve as Co-Chair." Representative Leonard
Boswell (D-IA)
"When we work together not as Republican and Democrat but
as sportsmen and women we can make a tremendous impact on
conservation policy. It's an honor and privilege to serve as Senate
Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and I look
forward to continuing this bi-partisan tradition." Senator Mike
Crapo (R-ID)
"We will have a lot of issues that will come our way in the
109th Congress, and as.Co-Chair I am anxious to begin the diligent
work of promoting a sportsmen's agenda in Washington, DC for
my constituents in Nebraska and hunters and anglers all across the
country." Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)
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self: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other
day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you
reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to
the gods.

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Batter Up!
Dixie County Little League 2005 Season Registration
It's registration time! Any boy or girl ages 5-12 whose
parent(s)/guardian(s) reside in Dixie County's Little League's
boundaries are eligible to play.
When: January 22, 9am-12noon
January 25 & 27, 6pm-8pm
February 3, 8, & 17, 6pm-8pm
February 19, 9am-12noon
Where: Dixie County Little League Field, Veterans Road,-'
Cross City
Cost: $30.00 per player, $25.00 for each additional child
What to bring: At least one parent or legal guardian must be
present and ORIGINAL copy of the child's birth certificate (wili
be verified and returned at registration)
For more information call. Turtle Montgomery @ 542-7947. ,

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Seeks Public Comment on Non-

Native Bird Species
The Interior Department's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ha$
published in the Federal Register for public comment a draft list
intended to clarify which species of birds found in the United
States are non-native,human-introduced species and therefore not
Federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)..
The list, required under the 2004 Migratory Bird Treaot
Reform Act, covers birds whose biological families are referred to
in bi-lateral treaties that underlie the Migratory Bird Treaty Aft,
but which were human introduced and are not considered to be
native to the United States.
Migratory bird species in the United States are protected by
the MBTA. The MBTA implements the United States'
commitments under international conventions with Canada,,
Mexico, Russia and Japan to protect shared migratory birds. While,
a 2001 court ruling required the Service to protect the mute swan,,
which is generally considered to be non-native, the Service has,
traditionally excluded non-native species from the MBTA.
"The Reform Act restores and clarifies the original purpose of
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act the conservation and protection of,
migratory birds native to North America," said Service Director
Steve Williams. "The Reform Act will allow Federal and State'
agencies to effectively manage introduced -species at levels that do'
not conflict with obligations to conserve native species and
habitats." "
Of the 113 species on the draft list, only 19 are known to have
established self-sustaining breeding populations in the United
States. Mute swan, Eurasian collared-dove, and rock pigeon are'
the more prominent and well-known species included in this drft,
list. Several common introduced species -including ring-necked
pheasant, chukar, European starling, and house sparrow-don't
belong to families listed under the MBTA and thus are not affecteodI
by this notice. ,,
The presence of a species on the list does not change thel
protections that it might receive under other laws or treaties such
as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),the Endangered Species Act, or the:
Wild Bird Conservation Act. The list of migratory birds protected:
under the MBTA is published in the Code of Federal Regulations.
(Title 50, Part 10.13). In addition, States and communities can
protect non-native, human introduced species at their discretion. '
The notice is available on the Internet at Written comments can be mailed to6
.Chief, Division of, Migratory Bird Management, U.S: Fish -and
Wildlife! Service, 4401 N &rthFgii-fax Drive, Mail Stop 4107,
Arlington, VA 22203; faxed to (703) 358-2272; or e-mailed to Written comments must be received by
the Service by the close of business on February 2, 2005.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife the principal federal,
agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish,,
wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of
the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre,
National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national-
.wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special.
management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 63.
Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services,
field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws,
administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird'
populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves arind
restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign.
governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees their
Federal Assistance program,which distributes hundreds of millions!
of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state
fish and wildlife agencies.


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Buddy Martin's Weekly Sports Commentary
USC one of the best

teams ever
By: Buddy Martin, Sun-Herald
Comparing eras is difficult, but after the USC
Trojans dismantled undefeated, second-ranked
Oklahoma in the FedEx Orange Bowl, I was so
q., impressed with what I saw
"- that I couldn't resist.
'- Having a chance to view
the action from the end zone
in the auxiliary press box, I
was able to appreciate the
remarkable team speed of
USC on defense. There were
times when Sooner
quarterback Jason White
Sportswriter threw the ball to an open
Buddy Martin area and by the time it got
there six men were around it
five Trojans defenders and one OU receiver.
The defensive line of Frostee Rucker, Mike
Patterson, Shaun Cody and Lawrence Jackson
was so strong and dominant that coach Pete
Carroll never had to blitz, so by dropping more
people into the passing lanes it became near
impossible for White to find his receivers.
Offensively, aside from a magical night by
quarterback Matt Leinart, USC was powered by
the running of tailback LenDale White, who had
been injured in mid-season and just returned.
And what weapons for Leinart's passing game!
-,; If if wasn't big 6-3, 260-pound tight end
Dominique Byrd making a one-handed grab and
falling backwards into the end zone, it was split
end Dwayne Jarrett or flanker Steve Smith
blowing past the Sooner secondary to score. And
we haven't even mentioned tailback Reggie
Bush, maybe the best player on the team,
catching passes or rolling up big rushing yards.
As much as I disdain the BCS system, there's
no doubt about the legitimacy of the champion.
Auburn and Utah ought to be glad they didn't get
selected for the dubious task of facing this
Although I wasn't all that impressed earlier in
the year, the USC team that Carroll, offensive
mastermind Norm Chow and the Trojan staff put
on, the field following that 30-day coaching bowl
stint was one of the most impressive squads these
four eyes have ever seen.
.- I'd rank the 2004 USC team one of the top
five I've seen in person.
.. Granted, I wasn't privileged to see the 1945,
Army, team ,ith Doc .Blanc1hardj and Gleru
.Davis, the 1947 Notre Dame team with Johnny
Lujack and Leon Hart, or the 1956 Oklahoma
team with Tommy McDonald and Jerry Tubbs.
But I did see such juggernauts as the 1971
Nebraska team with Johnny Rodgers the
greatest of all-time in my book. There was also
USC's 1972 team with Charles Young; several of
Bear Bryant's Alabama national champions,
including the 1961 squad; Miami's 2001 team
with Clinton Portis; and the 1995 Nebraska team
with Lawrence Phillips and Ahman Green that
.slammed Florida in the Fiesta Bowl.
And I can safely put the 2004 Trojans in that
league. You wonder if they can be topped by
themselves, because Carroll has 15 starters back
and is loaded with young talent for 2005.
Quick Jump Starts
1,. Now that America has been spared from
viewing Mickey Rooney's butt after Fox

7 (NAPS)-Eight million
VWomen are affected by osteo-
porosis, the second most preva-
lent health problem in post-
,,menopausal women today.
Another 22 million women
-have low bone mass. Many of
these women-and still oth-
ers-have estrogen deficiency,
'putting them at increased risk
for fractures. The immobility
'that often follows a fracture
-is one of the main reasons
women enter nursing homes,
'.yet many Americans are un-
aware that their bone health
Sis in jeopardy.
; The first-ever Surgeon
: General's Report on the state
' of osteoporosis and bone
health in the United States
was released, warning the
& nation that by 2020, half of
all Americans over age 50 will
be at risk for fractures from
osteoporosis or low bone mass
if no immediate action is
> taken by individuals at risk,
doctors, health systems and
policymakers. "A woman
needs to pay attention to her
. bones early in life because her
bone density peaks in her thir-
ties. But it's never too late to
take preventive measures,"
said Dr. Bruce Ettinger,
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
University of California, San
SFrancisco. "Even women in
their fifties and sixties need
to pay particular attention to
their lifestyle and take addi-
- tional preventive action if she
is at risk."
- New Patch Effective in
- Post-Menopausal Women
Millions of women at risk
for post-menopausal osteo-
porosis now have a new option
to help prevent osteoporosis:
a once-a-week patch roughly
, the size of a dime, delivering
14 micrograms of estrogen.

turned down a Super Bowl commercial for
$1.2 million, I guess the 84-year-old actor
knows his rear isn't his best side.
2. This stat will continue to haunt the Broncos
coach: Since John Elway left in 1998; Mike
Shanahan hasn't won a playoff game.
3. Maybe Tony Hargrove, who played football
at Georgia Tech, will start a new fad by
saying his name and then "Port Charlotte
High School" as he did when being
introduced Saturday as a starter for the Rams'
against the Seahawks.
4. The good news is that Tiger Woods is back;
the bad news is that so is Vijay Singh.
5. Andy Geiger did the right thing in stepping
aside as Ohio State's athletics director, but it
could wind up costing Florida if AD Jeremy
Foley goes to Columbus.
Short Stuff
There are 10 states yet without a member of
the Pro Football Hall of Fame Florida's 3 is 21
fewer than leader Texas ... If you don't want your
Swimsuit Issue sent to your house in February,
Sports Illustrated says you can skip it and get an
extra magazine after your subscription runs out...
The web site has a factoid claiming that
"Residents of Punta Gorda, Fla. have among the
highest TV viewership for college football," but
without explanation or documentation.
Bumper sticker, sign or T-shirt
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. Old friends are best. They know everything
about you but can't remember it.-
3. I planted some birdseed. A bird came up.
Now I don't know what to feed it.
The Silent Treatment
So who really owns the baseball that landed
in the mitt of first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz
as the last out of the 2004 World Series? He says
it's his and that the ball is "my retirement."
(Mientkiecicz, who makes $3.75 million a year,
later said he was just kidding about that part.)
But he told the Boston Globe Friday that he
wasn't going to give it back. The Red Sox say
they've got other ideas. I say they donate it to
cryonics so it can be near Teddy Ballgame.
Post-season Post
AutoZone Liberty Louisville 44, Boise State
40; Rose Texas 38, Michigan 37; Capital One
Iowa 30, LSU 25.
(Pioneer, Pure Vision); Iowa 30, LSU 25
S(Capital); Texas Tech 45, California 31 (Pacific
.Life Holida\)..
BIGGEST ROUTS: Favored by 1, USC
trounced Oklahoma, 55-19, in the FedEx Orange;
Favored by 14, Utah crushed Pitt, 35-7, in the
Nokia Sugar; Favored by 4, Miami clobbered
Florida, 27-10, in the Chick-fil-A Peach.
Today's Proverb
Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they
usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't
have said.
And good morning...
...Pete Carroll. Good decision to turn down
the 49ers and stay at USC. You've got better
talent on the Trojans roster.
(Buddy Martin can be heard on WAMR
AM1320, Sarasota-Bradenton- Venice, with Dan
Back Thursday between 5 and 6 p.m. He is also
featured Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. on
ESPN Florida in Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne,
Gainesville and Ocala.)

The patch, called Menostar?,
is now available in U.S. phar-
macies for post-menopausal
women at significant risk for
osteoporosis. Nonestrogen
medication should be carefully
considered. Only Meno-star
provides low estradiol blood
levels in the physiological
range for post-menopausal
women to prevent bone loss.
New prize-winning research
awarded 1st prize at the
American College of Obstet-
ricians and Gynecologists
meeting, called the ULTRA
study, shows that post-meno-
pausal women can increase
their bone mineral density by
using this new transdermal
therapy. This once-weekly
patch delivers a micro-dose of
estrogen so low that it can
be used without a daily or
monthly progestin. A 14-day
course of progestin is recom-
mended every six to 12 months
for women with a uterus.
"Women who were in our
study used a transdermal
patch that was designed to
give them back just enough
estrogen to get them closer to
what they should have for
their age, in contrast to tra-
ditional hormone therapy for
postmenopausal vasomotor
symptoms which raises estra-
diol levels toward the pre-
menopausal range," said Dr.
Ettinger, lead ULTRA study
New advancements in the
prevention of crippling bone
loss are drastically needed
and research, like the ULTRA
study, provides a low dose
which help doctor's individu-
alize treatment.
Risk factors for osteoporo-
sis include low estrogen lev-
els, low bone mineral density
(BMD), previous fracture,

small frame (low body mass
index), Asian or Caucasian,
smoking, alcohol intake and
family history.
For full U.S. prescribing
information and additional
information on Menostar and
osteoporosis, visit www.menos
About Menostar'
Close clinical surveillance
of all women taking estrogens
is important. Adequate diag-
nostic measures, including
endometrial sampling when
indicated, should be under-
taken to rule out malignancy
in all cases ofundiagnosed per-
sistent or recurring abnormal
vaginal bleeding. Endometrial
sampling at yearly intervals
or as clinically indicated is rec-
ommended. The use of unop-
posed estrogen in women with
a uterus can increase the risk
of endometrial hyperplasia
and cancer.
Estrogens with and with-
out progestins should not be
used for the prevention of car-
diovascular disease.
Estrogens and estrogen/
progestin therapy should not
be used in individuals with
any of the following conditions:
undiagnosed abnormal geni-
tal bleeding; known, suspected
or history of cancer of the
breast; known or suspected
estrogen-dependent neopla-
sia; blood clots; stroke or
myocardial infarction; known
or suspected pregnancy; and
liver dysfunction or disease.
Menostar should not be used
in patients with known hyper-
sensitivity to its ingredients.
Most common side effects in
the clinical trial were arthral-
gia (12%), leukorrhea (11%),
application site reactions (9%),
and cervical polyps (6%).

Lady Bear Continue Win

Streak with Two Wins in

New Year Action
Advocate Staff Writer
The Dixie High School Lady Bear basketball team (8-4) picked
up where they left off after a December 26 win over Columbia
County by extracting some revenge in a 1-point 47-46 victory on
the road against Madison County.
In the third game of the season, Madison County handed the
Bears a 74-52 loss.
"I knew that we could beat this team," head coach Paul Bennett
said, "and the girls did a great job in make that belief come true."
Deirdre Godbolt led the way with a game high score of 17
points and Vanessa Hollis added 11 points to round out the only
two Bear players in double digits.
Godbolt also added 11 rebounds in the winning effort.
The Bears jumped out to a I-point 12-11 lead in the first
quarter before running into trouble in the second. Madison
outscored the Bears 17-12 to take a 27-22 lead into the locker
room at the halfway mark.
But the Bears came back in the 3rd quarter with a 17-12
advantage to even the score going into the fourth.
Both teams played tough defense in the 4th quarter holding the
score down, but the Bears managed to post one point more than
Madison for an 8-7 final period and the win.
Two night later on Saturday, January 8 the Branford
Buccaneers ran into a buzz saw and the Bears came away with a
58-24 win.
The girls unleashed a balanced scoring attack on the Bucs with
Katrise Kirkland and Fahrron Timmons ringing the basket for a
double-digit night. Kirkland ended the game with 14 and
Timmons with 10.
All of the girls came up with points in the fray with Godbolt
adding 9 points; Kelly Fowler and Hollis with 6 points each;
Ullanda Washington putting up 5 points; LaMonica Evans with 4
points, and Heather Thrift and Shantay Harris with two points
Godbolt came off the boards' with 10 rebounds and Timmons
pulled down 7 in the winning cause.
Hollis came up with 5 steals to aid the winning effort.
In coming up with the game high scoring effort, Kirkland hit
three 3-point shots and Washington hit one. Timmons was five for
six from the free throw line.
The Lady Bears resume action Thursday night, January 13'on
their home court in a rematch against the Newberry Panthers.
The tip-off for the 'varsity is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with an
earlier 5:30 p.m. tip-off for the junior varsity.

Steinhatchee Fishing Report
By: Capt. Brian Smith, Gulf Stream Marina and Big Bend Charters
"What a Differehce a Day Makes"
Thursday I aw6'e hesitarif' about fishing. Weather and sea
conditions were ideal but I couldn't shake off the day before.
Wednesday was the first time I had fished in 2005. My
expectations were high the morning before. Raring to start the
New Year off with a bang, I couldn't wait to start fishing. The boat
ride out seemed to take an eternity. It turned out to be a lack luster

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Art, Candi, Brad and Heather have a tremendous day with this nice
9aaggle of grouper by l:30pm (Big Bend Charters 1/8/05)
day as what few fish we managed to catch; each took effort and
much time between them. The boat ride in was an eternity. The
start of 2005 was a humbling experience for me. Now, Thursday
morning, my confidence down, the only thing I really knew was
where not to go. Not the best way to start the day.
Lamar and Anne, from Naples, were our guests Thursday.
They are a nice couple that shares a love of being on the water.
Foolish honesty took me. over that morning; I told them of
yesterdays results. Ironically, they didn't seem depressed about it
like most would be; instead, they offered words of encouragement.
That was great. We're going to enjoy a day on the water together.
The first two stops produced eight or so grouper. The third was
a blank. I guess Lamar noticed the Stretch 30's hanging on the
back of the helm bench because he told me of how he and friends
troll for grouper down south.
"Do you want to try some trolling," I asked.
"Let's give it a shot" was the response.

Bear Varsity Runs into

Tough Competition in

Two Tournament Classics
Advocate Staff Writer
The Dixie High School boys' Bear varsity (4-6) jumped out to
49-36 win the first game with the Chiefland Indians in the
Hitchcock Classic Tournament in Alachua on Thursday, January
The win was the fourth of the year for the struggling Bears and
the second in a row.
The previous victory was a hard-fought 58-54 win over
Trenton in the final consolation bracket game in the Bronson
Holiday Classic Tournament.
In that win, Corey Sumrall put up 21 points followed by Leo
Sliney and Robert Williams with 11 each.
Sliney was named to the All-Tournament team for his play
through the 3-game tournament.
In the victory at the Hitchcock Classic the Bears showed that
they can control the offensive and defensive boards. Three of the
Bears ended up in the double digits with Sliney leading the way
with 12 points. Paul O'Hara added 11 points and Corey Sumrall
came it with 10 points.
"Corey has improved a lot since the first game," Thomas said.
"He had a growth spurt this last year and his height moved him
from outside to inside and he is now beginning to make the
Sumrall was named to the Hitchcock All-Tournament team at
the end of the tournament.
The Bears drew a talented Santa Fe squad for their second
round in the tournament. The speed, agility and skill of this
seasoned squad proved too much for the Bears to handle.
Santa Fe jumped out to an early 35-17 halftime lead and then
held the Bears to 2 points in the 3' quarter finishing with a 54-29
"We learned a lot in this game," Thomas said, but they were
clearly too strong for us at this point in the season."
The Bears then faced Class 6A Jo Leonard High School, but
they didn't lie down in the face of the larger school.
Although the Bears got off to a slow first half start, they
finished strong in the second half allowing Jo Leonard only 30
points to their own 29.
The final score put Jo Leonard on top 58-43.
"I am proud of the way our guys came back in the second
half," Thomas said. "They didn't give up and they proved that
they can keep the game close when they concentrate and take
advantage of defensive and offensive opportunities."
The Bears were at home against Ocala West Port Tuesday
night and were slated to hit the road to Dunnellon for a Friday
night game.

The next spot I was going to tr% \\as less than nwo miles from
where \%e \\ere. Once we got things together and under troll, our
ETA was 23 minutes to the next spot. Thirteen minutes into it,
both poles snapped down. I punched mark on the GPS. The two
grouper were of good size.
We trolled in a cloverleaf pattern around the mark and I noticed
two patches of hard bottom near where the first two fish hit. We
picked up four more doubles and lost a monster that walked off
with my plug. We finished our limit bottom fishing one of the hard
Actually, Ann caught the twentieth grouper but before we had a
minute to tidy up, she dropped down and picked up another
grouper larger than the last. So we live released the previous
grouper and kept the bigger one and had a laugh..
She dropped down again and instantly got whacked by a 'big
ol' good'n'. After a lively struggle a fifteen-pound gag came to the
surface. We live released the previous grouper and put the new one
in the fish box.
Thankfully, she had lost her bait and we got to quit. But I
wondered, if a grouper could think, what went through the minds of
the two grouper that went in the fish box only to be live released a
minute later. It would be like an after death experience, or better
yet, a UFO kidnapping. Whatever the case, I'm sure those two fish
are going to have mental issues.
"There I was lying in a cold dark box with a bunch of my dead
relatives when the light shone in and I was in the water again. I'll
never eat octopus again."
That was a great day on the water. I got to know two new
friends, found a new fishing hole "Lamarl" and caught grouper
trolling, as well as, bottom fishing. I needed it like a hug after a
bad ball game. Saturday was another victorious day, producing a
gaggle of grouper for two couples who had waited out hurricanes
and cold fronts for a perfect day on the water.
Trout fishermen might want to toss jigs around the edges of the
sloughs that cut through the grass .flats. Capt. 'Little John' Bow
and 'Little Ray' Parker limited on trout, slow bouncing jigs outside
of Dallas creek this past Sunday. That sounds like a nice way to
spend the day. I'd recommend using 'Little' jigs of some sort.
Take good care and thanks for reading.
This report courtesy of Capt. Brian Smith, Big Bend Charters
352-498-3703 and Gulf Stream Marina 352-498-8088.

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3rd Annual Swamp Cabbage Bowl Set for Feb. 5th
Get ready to play! All former DCHS football players that graduated in the year 2002 or earlier are
urged to start now and get in shape for the 3rd Annual Even/Odd Swamp Cabbage Bowl. This year's game
will be held Saturday, February 5 with the kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. There is plenty of time to get the old
muscles in shape and shake out all the kinks associated with a year of coach potato activity.
The Total Package (aka Edward Marsh) is laying down a challenge for past players to come out and
support the Quarterback Club and Bear Football! j
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For the week ended January 6, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,624
compared to last week closed and 4,872 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service. No
trends due to the markets being closed for the holidays.
Feeder Steers: 200-300 lbs $ 155 190
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2 300-400 lbs. $- 120- 155.
400-500 lbs. $ 110-132

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Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent
Slaughter Bulls:
Yield Grade No. 1-2
Slaughter Hogs: US 1-3

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Smile already. Okay, so it's
the last thing you want to
do right now, but forcing a
grin really can boost your
sour attitude.
Pen your pain. Write down
4 what's upsetting you.
Studies show that
expressing yourself on
paper can actually calm
lo you down and relieve stress
because. it forces you to put
your problems in
perspective. Once that
___ 'negative energy is released,
you'll no longer feel
paralyzed by your downer
mood. .
Surrender to silliness.
p Clowning around will
loosen you up. Do a
Jump up and down. Blare
your favorite music and
dance around like an eight-
Do good, feel good. If you
make someone else's day,
you get a boost from your
own generosity. Experts
Even have a term for it: the
good Samaritan effect. So
give a buck to the homeless
guy on the park bench or
tell a perfect stranger you
like her haircut.
A majority of married
American females believe none
of the following behaviors
constitutes infidelity:
Kissing a former boyfriend
you haven't seen in a long
Hugging a male co-worker.
Dirty dancing with a
stranger on girls' night out.
Gropi A recent study says
most married women don't
think sex with their ex is
cheating. ng a male stripper
at a bachelorette party.
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* Engaging in a steamy
Internet chat.
* Sex with an ex-spouse.
* Sex with a woman
You know that smooching
feels sensational, but it also
benefits your bod, says MeiMei,
Fox, co-author of "Sexual
Fitness." Here, what kissing
does and why:
* Keeps you healthy -- A
stress-soothing kiss reduces
your body's level of
cortisol, a chemical that
strains your immune
Bolsters your bond -- A
romantic 'lip lock triggers
the release of oxytocin, the
hormone associated with
intimate connections.
Fights cavities -- The
saliva rush from a mouth
watering make-out session
battles plaque buildup on
you4 teeth.
Is like meditating -- Slowly
smooching quells anxiety
and leads to the Zen
experience of being 100
percent present in the
They check out any chick
who half resembles Pam
They're gluttons for gross-
out humor
They always leave a trail.
Total, utter gadget fixation.
They'll do anything on a
dare or a bet.
They can only do one thing
at a time.
Hunger makes them mute.
They can't go eye to eye
when getting deep.
They're Jekyll before sex
and Hyde afterward.
They love to play air

Little Known Facts

Fly Out of the Gate in 2005!
., Nothing I have ever seen in my 26 years
/ of medical practice has shown the kind of
results that Active 8 has. No prescription
\ needed, but you can only get it from the Doc.
Want to know more?

Private Eye
I wonder what you'll think of Julian. He's quite a guy, and I'd
like to tell you a bit about him. Julian Armas is originally from
Ysleta, Texas, but. he didn't stay there very long. He had other
things to do in his life that the good community of Ysleta just
couldn't provide. Julian is today probably the most successful
private detective in America maybe the world.
Let me give you an idea of just how successful. He goes to
work every day in his chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. He lives in a
$1 million home, complete with an indoor swimming pool, private
lake, and waterfall. The house has some unusual amenities, such
as a zoo for the kids with a panther, tigers, puma, and chimps. And
let's not forget the tennis courts, for Julian's favorite past time.
(He's quite good at it, too.) He frequently flies to his customers in
one of his two private airplanes, not to mention the helicopter
sitting on the helipad next to his home.
Now remember I said Julian was a private detective, and you
might know that most PI's aren't nearly as successful as Julian.
And you might be wondering just how he got to be so successful.
Well, he is willing to .do something that almost no other detective
is willing to do. He is willing to accept assignments from
customers on contingency. That's right, if he doesn't find your man
- or woman there's no charge. And he sure gets lots of business
that way.
Over the years Julian has tracked down stolen goods that the
police couldn't find, and found lost, kidnapped and runaway
children for distraught parents. He caught shoplifters for stores,
found missing wives, husbands, friends and even a few lost loves.
Yes, Julian is quite a guy. But he's most famous for one
"caper," as he calls it. That was when he was hired by Marion
Brando to find and recover Brando's captured son, Christian.
Julian had to go deep into the jungles of Mexico, and surprise and
hold eight vicious kidnappers captive until the authorities arrived.
But he did it, and that's about par for a day's work to this man. Not
bad, huh? Quite a guy.
Oh, there is one more thing you should know about Julian.
Something that makes everything he does almost something of a
miracle. It's a Little Known Fact: that probably the world's most
successful private eye is also someone who has overcome a huge
handicap. At least I believe that's the way most of us would view
it. But I guess that Julian doesn't. It's just something else to
contend with. You see, Julian has no hands... no hands at all.

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Minutes of Organizational
Meeting of
Tuesday, November 16,
'. 2004 2:00 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Facility, Highway 349 South
Old Town, Florida
Superintendent Bennett called the
organizational meeting to order with
Board Members Tim Alexander,
Patrick Bell, David Keen, Glenn
O'steen, and Dwayne Rollison present.
Pursuant to -Florida Statutes
3Q. I5:
On the third Tuesday after the first
Monday in November of each year the
school board shall organize by
electing a chairman. It may elect a
vice-chairman, and the Superintendent
sftbll act ex officio as the secretary.
The Superintendent shall act as
chairman at the organizational
meeting until the organization is
1". Tim Alexander Chairman:
Superintendent Bennett opened the
floor for nominations for chairman.
qlenn Osteen nominated Tim
Alexander for chairman. No other
nominations were received and the
Superintendent closed the nomination
for chairman. A motion was made by
bwayne Rollison, second by David
Keen and unanimously carried by the
School Board to approve Tim
Alexander for the position of Board
Glenn Osteen Vice Chairman:
Superintendent Bennett opened the
floor for nominations for vice-
9hairman. Dwayne Rollison
nominated Glenn Osteen for vice-
chairman. No other nominations were
received and the Superintendent closed
the nomination for vice-chairman. A
motion was made by David Keen,
second by Tim Alexander and
unanimously carried by the School
Board to approve Glenn Osteen for the
position of Board Vice-Chairman.
Board to Meet on Second
Tuesday of the Month: Following
discussion, a motion was made by Tim
Alexander, second by David Keen and
unanimously carried by the School
Board to set the second Tuesday of
each. month at 6:00 P.M. for the
regular monthly meeting of the School
Adjourn: A motion was made by
,David Keen, a second by Tim
'Alexander and unanimously carried to
.. Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,
Signed: Tim Alexander,
Chairman. '

Minutes of Regular Meeting


.Tresday, November 16, 2004
2:15 p.m.
- IThe. Dixie 'County School Board
met inr regular session at 2:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, Noyember 16, 2004 in. Old
.'own, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis
B3ernett, Tim Alexander, Patrick Bell,
patvid Keen, Glenn Osteen, Dwayne
' Chairman Alexander called the
meeting ic' order. The School Board
unpnrimousl, approved the Agenda,
nith addini,.,r, following a motion by
;iwayne Rollison and second by David
Consent Agenda:
Superintendent Bennett presented
consent agenda for approval. Items on
tWe-Consent Agenda were unanimously
approved by the School Board after a
p9otion by Glenn Osteen and second
by,-David Keen.
Minutes: Approval of minutes of
October 11, 2004, 4:30 p.m. workshop
Meeting and the October 12, 2004,
6:00 p.m. regular meeting.
.**, Diana Locke Hired Homebound
Teacher As Needed: Approval for
Diana Locke to teach homebound
positions on an as-needed basis for the
2004-2005 school year. Compensation
shall be as per instructional contract
for homebound.
Linda Taylor Resignation From
After School Position: Approval of
resignation of Linda C. Taylor from
het after school position, effective
October 22, 2004.
S* Dolores Ball Dismissal:
Approval of dismissal of Dolores Ball
as an employee with Dixie District
Schools, effective at the close of the
workday on October 28, 2004.
Wendy J. Bailey Hired
English/Research Teacher:
Approval for Wendy J. Bailey, IT100
to be hired as an English I, English
Honors I, and Research teacher for
SDixie County High School for the
2004-2005 school year beginning
October 28, 2004.
Vivian Webster Hired 2 '/
Hours Per Day: Approval of Vivian
Webster, 1T103 to be hired in an
instructional position to help meet 5
grade instructional needs for 2 hours
per day at Anderson Elementary
School, effective November 29, 2004.

The position is funded through
Supplemental Academic Instruction.
*: Donna Merring Hired Pre-K
Teacher: Approval of Donna
Merring, IT100 (pending completion
of. certification requirements) to be
hired as a Pre-K Teacher at Old Town
Elementary School on Annual
Contract status for the remainder of the
2004-2005 school year. This position
is funded through the Early Learning
First Grant.
Angela Ayevedo Hired Pre-K
Teacher: Approval of Angela
Acevedo, IT1 (with years of
experience to be verified) to be hired
as a Pre-K Teacher at Old Town
Elementary School on Annual
Contract status for the remainder of the
2004-2005 school year. This position
is funded through the Early Learning

First Grant.
Jean Driggers Hired
Homebound Teacher As Needed:
Approval for Jean Driggers to teach
homebound positions on an as-needed
basis for the 2004-2005 school year,
retroactive to November 5, 2004.
Compensation shall be as per
instructional contract for homebound.
Wendy J. Bailey, Janice Dasher,
and Angela Acevedo Certified Out
Of Field: Approval to certify the
following teachers to teach out-of-field
as designated for the 2004-2005 school
Wendy J. Bailey, English I and
English I Honors
Janice Dasher, Pre-school
Angela Acevedo, Pre-school
Warrant Register: Approval of
Warrant Register numbers: 36391-
36446; 36447-36561; 36562-36642
School Board Member Salary:
Approval of school board member
salary as recommended by the Florida
.School Board Association for Dixie
School District, $22,506 for 12
succeeding months beginning
November 16, 2004. This is based
upon the same formula that historically
has been used for compensation of
elected county constitutional officers
as required in Chapter 145, FS.
School Volunteers: Approval of
the following volunteers as designated
for the 2004-2005 school year:
Linda Beach Cynthia Chesnut
Amber Cremer YaVonne Geter
Dawn Hart James Holmer
Robert Lee Noel McConchie
Ella Peterson Caroline Walker
Michael Berry Windy Connell
Kevin Dey Reina donzalez
Armilla Harris James Hurley
Goldie Mash Patricia Nelson
Ellen Turner Roberta Wolf
Substitutes: Approval of the
following substitutes as designated for
the 2004-2005 school year:
Substitute Teacher/Aide
Sandi Malone
Substitute Bus Driver & Bus Aide
Loma S. Dunfee
Neil E. Hasley
Five-Year Work Program For
Facilities: Approval of the Five-Year
Work Program for Facilities. This
plan outlines facilities needs over the
next five years and is updated
School Calendar Revision:
Approval to revise the school calendar
for October 25, 2004 to become a day
the system is closed for all students
and all non-12 month employees and
February 18, 2005 would become 'a
day the system is closed for all
students and all nine-month
employees. These changes rescind the
action taken by the Board on October
12, 2004.
Dixie District Schools Out Of
Field/Non-Highly Qualified
Assistance Program: Approval of the
Dixie District Schools Out of
Field/Non-Highly Qualified Assistance
Student Progression Plan
Addendum: Approval of the
Addendum to the 2004-2005 Dixie
District Schools Stodent Progression
Small School District Council
Consortium Resolution: Approval of
Resolution to participate in the Small
School District Council Consortium
for 2004-2005.
Dixie. County High School
Advisory Council Membership:
Approval of Dixie County High
School Advisory Council Membership
for the 2004-2005 school year.
DCHS Gym Locker Room
Renovations Change Order #3:
Approval of Deductive Change order
#3 for the Dixie County High School
Gym Locker Room Renovation Project
in the deductive amount of $4,119.36.
Substitute Mail Courier:
Approval of substitute mail courier
position to be paid at the rate of $8.00
per hour, [normal day is 3 hours per
day], on an as-needed basis.
Enhancing Education Through
Technology Grant Proposal RRMS-
DCHS: Approval of Enhancing
Education Through Technology, Part 2
Grant Proposal for Ruth Rains Middle
School and Dixie County High School
for 2004-2005 in the amount of
Enhancing Education Through
Technology Grant Proposal AES-
OTES: Approval of Enhancing
Education Through Technology, Part 2
Grant Proposal for Anderson
Elementary School and Old Town
Elementary School for 2004-2005 in
the amount of $299,998.
School Improvement Plans:
Approval of 2004-05 School
Improvement Plans as listed:
Dixie County High School, Ruth
Rains Middle School, Anderson
Elementary School, and Old Town
Elementary School
NEFEC Office Use: Approval of
office to house NEFEC Purchasing
Program Coordinator at Old Town
Elementary School for one (1) year.
NEFEC will reimburse school district
for reasonable and customary office
expenditures [phone, postage, copier,
etc.] for this position.
Jobs For Florida's Future
District Grant: Approval of project
summary for. application of Jobs for
Florida's Future district grant in the
amount of $86,100.
Adjourn: There being no further
business to come before the School
Board, the meeting was adjourned
following a motion by David Keen,
second by Dwayne Rollison, and

approval by the School Board.
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,
Signed: Timothy W. Alexander,
Board Chairman

Minutes of Special Meeting
Monday, November 22, 2004
2:00 p.m.,
The Dixie County School Board
met for a special session at 2:00 p.m.

on Monday, November 22, 2004 in
Old Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis
Bennett, Patrick Bell, David Keen,
Glenn Osteen, Dwayne Rollison
Vice-Chairman Osteen called the
meeting to order and called for
approval of the Agenda. The Agenda
was unanimously approved following
a motion by David Keen and second
by Dwayne Rollison.
Instructional Salary Schedule:
A motion was made by Dwayne
Rollison, second by Patrick Bell, and
unanimously approved for the
Instructional Salary Schedule to be
adopted. (The beginning Instructional
Salary for a Bachelors' Degree is
$29,000 for no experience through 1
year, then increasing by $680 for each
year thereafter until reaching a
maximum of 25 years experience. A
Master's Degree would provide an
additional $2,300. A Specialist'
Degree would provide an additional
$2,800 above Bachelor's Degree. A
Doctorate Degree would provide an
additional $3,000 above Bachelor's
Degree.) If the proposed salary
schedule reflects an increase of less
than 10% over prior year salary
schedule for any instructor, that
employee will receive a one-time
bonus check to raise their increase to
Administrative Salary Schedule:
A motion was made by David Keen,
second by Dwayne Rollison, and
unanimously approved for
Administrative Salary Schedule
changes. If the proposed salary
schedule reflects an increase of less
than 10% over prior year salary
schedule for any administrator, that
employee will receive a one-time
bonus check to raise their increase to
Other Salary Schedules and
$1,000 Bonus: A motion was made
by Dwayne Rollison, second by David
Keen, and unanimously approved for
all other Salary Schedules to be
increased by 4% and for these
employees (working and receiving a
paycheck on either November 16,
-2004 or January 16, 2005) to receive a
one-time bonus of $1,000. Any
employee working on either of these
two days that is less than full-time,
will receive that percentage of the
bonus equal to the percentage of their
workday compared to the full time
Supplemental Budget Increase:
A motion was made by David Keen,
second by Patrick Bell, and
unanimously approved for each
schools' supplemental budget to be
increased by 4 percent.
Changes Retroactive July 1,
2004: A motion was made by Dwayne
Rollison, second by David Keen, and
unanimously approved for the above
changes be made retroactive to July 1,
Employee Fingerprinting: A
motion was made. by David Keen,
second by Patrick Bell, and
unanimously approved for the Board to
assume the cost of fingerprinting
and/or background check of all
rmpl..,, .. who h,'.e been actively
empk.ied by the dJIsmITE for at least
one (1) year.
Food Service Workers 182
Days: A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison, second by David
Keen, and unanimously approved for
Food Service Workers to be employed
for 182 days and adjust the salary
schedule to reflect this change
effective May 26, 2005.
School Data Clerk 250 Days: A
motion was made by Patrick Bell,
second by David Keen, and
unanimously approved for School Data
Clerk to be employed 250 days and
adjust the salary schedule to reflect.
this change effective July 1,2005.
Adjourn: There being no further
business to come before the School
Board, the special meeting was
"adjourned following a motion by
Dwayne Rollison, second by David
Keen, and approval by the School
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,
Signed: Glenn Osteen, Vice-

Chocolate Cakes

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6 Tbsp. (3 oz. or % stick)
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/ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
'4 cup all purpose flour

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It's A Girl!

Hippy Christmas Party

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Shylee Brielle Brown
Christina Koltz and Frederick E. Brown would like to
announce the arrival of their daughter, Shylee Brielle Brown. She
was born September 16, 2004 at 10:14 pm at Shands Hospital in
Gainesville, Florida. She weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz and was 19 V2 inches
Her maternal grandparents are Tina Whitehouse and Kirk
Marhefka of Cross City. Paternal grandmother is Sharon Brown of
Jacksonville. Great Grandparents are Mary Saylor of Old Town,
Chuck Whitehouse of Mayo, Bob & Jetty Ruth Marhefka of Cross
City, and Letha Griffen of Cross City.
We love you, Shylee-Bug!

Card of Thanks
We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to
everyone for your acts of kindness shown to my Mom and family
during the last weeks of her illness.
We were so touched by the number of friends who sent
flowers, brought food, for the phone calls and cards. Thank you for
keeping Mom and the family in your prayers. Without friends and
prayers, we could not have made it through those last weeks.
Thanks to the Pastors who came by the hospital and by
Mom's to visit with and pray with Mom and our family.
It is during such trying times as a death in the family you find
out how blessed you are to live in a community such as Dixie.
Thanks to those who give not only of yourself but you gave
up time with your own families to be with my Mom and her
family, especially those who stayed overnight.
Thanks to all Dixie Drive-In employees for all you did for
Mom. She never worried about the restaurant with all of you there.
A special thank you from me to my Granny Glinnie, Aunt
Ann and Pat Gamble for moving in and being with my Mom, who
was a daughter to one, a sister to another and a friend to the other.
These three angels God sent to us. Thank you.
Thank you Kim, Jennifer, Carol and Otis for time and nights
you spent at Mom's.
May God forever bless you all.
The Family of June Tucker,
Wayne, Margaret, Briann & Lacey

American Legion Post 91 News
Post 91 will hold its next meeting on Saturday, January 22,
beginning at 10:00 AM with lunch following.
Post Adjutant Dean Williams has received an SAL packet for
the beginning of an SAL Squadron. The Squadron needs ten new
members to start and the membership fee for this first year will be
$10.00. All male descendants of Legionnaires are eligible. Also
eligible are the male descendants of war veterans that are deceased.
For more information, call Dean Williams at 386-454-8143.
The SAL Squadrons work with the American Legion programs
as well as programs of their own and can be a valuable asset to our
Legion Post.
The Post 91 Executive Committee will meet at 7:00 PM in the
Canton House Restaurant, Thursday evening, January 13th. Due to
the Saturday daytime meeting there will be no spaghetti dinner
this month. The dinners will return on Thursday, February 17th.
Remember our Armed Forces all over the world each day in our
prayers and thoughts, and here at home, watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans, widowsans, widows and the families of those service
members called to active duty, helping out where and when we
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely, Commander

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Pictured above are Alyssa Hunt (left), Emalee Wester (middle), and
Parent Educator, Judy Corbin (right).
The Dixie District Schools' HIPPY Program held its Christmas
Party in December. Every child in the program turned out for this
special event. After eating Christmas goodies, all the children
enjoyed opening an educational gift.
These families have all completed their 14th week in this parent
based educational enrichment program, which provides math,
reading, and science skills for the child's future success. The
program is conducted all over the country and we feel fortunate to
be a part of it here in Dixie County Schools.
For more information on HIPPPY, please contact Kim Lander
at OTEC -498-6111.

Contrary to popular belief, Linda's Italian Restaurant is NOT
closing the doors. I am still open for business, Tuesday thru
Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing.
Thank You,
Ms. Linda

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Joppa Lodge No. 4 Installs 2005 Officers

Back Row: Left to right Bros. Robert Trask, Junior Warden, Guye Daniels, Past Master, R. W. Tommie
Howard, Senior Grand Stewart, RW Charles Marshall, Installing Marshall, Mike Davis, Junior Deacon, RW
Eric Daniels, District Deputy Grand Master District 8, Installing Master, WM Jack Riley, Worshipful Master.
Front Row: Left to right RW Jim Foster, Secretary, Jody Stephenson, Senior Deacon, Roger Pittman, Senior
Warden, RW John Swiston, Chaplain, Albert Betts, Junior Steward.
Joppa Lodge No. 4, F.&A.M., held its open Masonic Lodge No. 4 is the last remaining
installation for the 2005 officers Wednesday, structure in this farming town. The Lodge was
January 29, 2004 in Fletcher, Florida. Over 60 instituted in 1881 in Governor's Hill and moved
Masons, wives and friends had an enjoyable to Fletcher in the beginning of the 1900s. The
covered dish dinner and then attended the lodge has been active since its inception by
Installation of the attending officers of the year farmers in the region.
2005. -R.W. James S. Foster, Secretary
Fletcher, Florida is a unique place as Joppa

Governor Bush Signs Bill Creating

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
MIAMI-Governor Jeb Bush today signed HB for setting literacy, curriculum and performance
lA into law, creating the Voluntary Pre- standards, while the Agency for Workforce
Kindergarten Education (VPK) Program Innovation will be responsible for administrative
designed to prepare 4-year old for Kindergarten and fiscal oversight ,of the program. Early
and lay the foundation for their educational learning coalitions will administer the VPK
success. The program allows a parent to enroll programs at the local level.
his or her child in a free pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) "The Department's evaluation and
program offered during the year before the child accountability will lead to continuous
is eligible for admission to kindergarten, improvements to the Pre-K program," said
I applaud the Florida Legislature for creating Representative Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, the
a quality program to prepare Florida's children bill's sponsor. "We have developed a program
for success as they enter school," said Governor that truly helps children get ready to read and
Bush. "Through the joint commitment of the succeed." I
Department of Education (DOE) and Agency for The bill limits class sizes to no less than four
Workforce Innovation (AWI), Florida's students and no more than 18 students in the
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program will classroom. In addition, there is a 1:10 teacher
provide full parental choice, literacy based student ratio in the summer program and a 1:10
curriculum, and accountability measures to or 2:18 teacher student ratio in the school year
continually increase the success and quality of program. Every Pre-K instructor must have at
the program. Ensuring students enter least a child development associate (CDA)
Kindergarten well prepared ultimately results in credential. The bill sets goals of having a teacher
greater opportunity) for all students to succeed." with an associate degree in every pre-k classroom
The VPK legislation provides a strong by the 2010-2011 school year and a bachelor's
foundation in reading readiness and early literacy degree by the 2013-2014 school year.
curriculum. The bill requires each provider's "The Legislature recognizes the importance of
curriculum to be developmentally appropriate safety in the classroom and high quality
and to be designed to prepare a student for early teachers," said Senator Lisa Carlton, R-Sarasota,
literacy. The program also affords parents of 4- who sponsored the Senate bill. "Providing
year olds a choice among different program Florida's children with a safe, high quality
options including a 540-instructional-hour program is our main objective."
school-year program delivered by a public school "This is a good beginning toward a brighter
or private provider and a 300-instructional-hour future and a love for reading for all of Florida's
summer program delivered by a public school or children," said Dave Lawrence, Jr., president of
private provider. The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation of
"Our VPK program will provide a bright Miami.
beginning for Florida's four-year olds as we HB 1A provides $11.8 million and authorizes
prepare them for success in school," said Lt. 42.5 additional positions in three state agencies
Governor Toni Jennings. "All the scientific (DOE, AWI, and Department of Children and
research shows children who have the Family Services) for the initial administrative and
appropriate early stimulation will do better, in program development costs of the Pre-K program
reading and math." during the remaining months of the 2004-2005
The Department of Education is responsible fiscal year.

4-Pets Sake
Before I write another word I want to
apologize for not responding sooner to a lady
who came to my place of employment, Monday
seeking our help or info. In trying to finish a job
I misunderstood the message I was told about a
pregnant pet and I did not speak with her because
I got there too late and she had already left. I
don't know how to right a wrong but if we can
assist you now or in the future please contact us.
We wish we could personally hug each
and every one who was responsible for making
he 4 Pets Sakes auction so outstanding. Jean and
Jim Troke caught on fast to register people, keep
tickets in order, and all the extras. It was their
first time of volunteers for 4 Pets Sake. Melanie
Bryant, also a first timer, fit right in and David
Barber knows his way around the kitchen when it
comes to cooking. We hope these first timers will
become old timers with us. Ara and Paul Bryant,
now there's a couple. Paul was running
merchandise to and from and Ara was gathering
items for the sale, she also did a good job on the
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silent auction. Teri Darling did a fine job in the
kitchen, matter of fact she and David made a
great team. Pat Baum kept selling those tickets
for Wal-Mart and Home Depot cards. Wish this
whole world could be filled with more people
like her. What can you say about Warren
Emenecker who visits the businesses for
donations?, nice work. Col. Paul Malphrus from
Sweet Briar Auctions, the best auctioneer around
and his wife Jean, we thank you for all you have
done. Deb Mc Carthy, she can work just about
any position in a auction, could not have done it
without you.
Oh, by the way we did $2547 total from the
auction sales including checks and cash from
businesses and individuals. Until next time be
happy just for the love of them. Contact us at
P.O. Box 1014, Bell, FL 32619 or call 386-935-
0975, 866-727-2972 e-mail
fouipetssake(d) Renee Emenecker

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005

Shamrock Lodge News

4 -

Shamrock Lodge recently presented Jack Lucas with his 50-Year
Masonic Membership Award. Pictured left to right are W.M. Don
Howell and Jack Lucas-Honoree.

U.S. Army Signal Corps Band
Performs At College
LAKE CITY, Fla. The United States Army Signal Corps
Band, officially designated as the 434th Army Band, composed of
approximately 35 musicians commanded by Chief Warrant Officer
2 W. Scott MacDonald will be performing at Lake City
Community College Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center on
January 16 at 3 p.m.
The Signal Corps Band can be broken down into. many
performing components, which include one Marching Band, Jazz
Ensemble (big band), Jazz Combo, The Crooked kiver Dixieland
Band, The Garden City Brass Quintet, and the la gest group, The
Signal Corp Concert Band.
The Signal Corps Concert Band utilizes all, members of the
organization and performs concerts on, Fort Gordon, in the
surrounding Augusta, GA area and throughout Georgia and the
southeastern United States. The Concert Band's repertoire consists
of marches, traditional band literature, and transcriptions of
popular classical orchestral pieces, patriotic music, Broadway
show tunes and other contemporary popular music. The Concert
Band performs approximately fifty concerts each year in support of
troop morale, public relations performances, civic functions and
patriotic events.
In January of 2004 the band toured the eastern coast of Florida
performing six concerts in seven days for a total audience of well
over 10,000. At the end of June the band traveled to Naples, FL
for five days to perform concerts commemorating the dedication of
the WWII Monument in Washington, DC, the 60th anniversary of
D-Day and Independence Day.
Admission is free to the public and for more information
contact Harry Wuest, LCCC band-director at 754-4373.

California Fig and Blue bottom saucepan or stock-
Cheese Fritters pot, fitted with a candy or
deep-fat thermometer,
14 cup half-and-half halfway with oil. Bring to
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) 3500F. Line a baking sheet
unsalted butter, cut with paper towels. Fry the
into -inch cubes fritters 4 to 5 at a time,
1/ teaspoon kosher salt being careful not to
%/ cup plus 2 tablespoons crowd, until browned, 3
all-purpose flour to 4 minutes. Drain on
3 large eggs, lightly towels and serve hot.
beaten Yields 32 fritters
1/ teaspoon dried thyme ***
1 teaspoonDijon mustard One can acquire every-
3 ounces crumbled thing in solitude-except
blue cheese character.

2 cups finely grated
dry jack cheese
3A cup stemmed and
coarsely chopped
dried California figs
Vegetable oil, for
deep frying
In a small saucepan,
over medium heat, bring
the half-and-half, butter,
and salt to a boil. Remove
from heat and whisk in
the flour. Return to the
heat, cook, stirring con-
stantly with a wooden
spoon, until the mixture
draws back from the sides
of the pan, 3 to 5 minutes.
RemoVe from heat.
One at a time, add the
eggs, stirring to incorpo-
rate each before adding
on. Stir in the thyme and
mustard. Allow mixture
to cool completely. Add
both cheeses and the figs.
Line a baking sheet with
waxed or parchment
paper. With a small scoop
or a tablespoon measure,
make 1-inch balls of dough,
and place on the prepared
sheet. Continue with the
remaining dough.
Fill a large, deep, heavy


Happy 70th



You've been there for us.
We love you very much!
Lisa, Edward
& Allie Lou

Ben Wadsworth Designated
District Sunshine State Scholar in
Mathematics and Science
Ben Wadsworth, a graduating senior at Dixie County High
School, has been designated the Dixie District Sunshine State
Scholar in Mathematic and Science for the current year. He will
compete with other 75 District
Scholars from around Florida '''
on Thursday, January 13, 2005
to become one of the six '.
Regional Scholars who then ..
will vie in March for the title .' .
Statewide Sunshine State
Scholar in Mathematics and
Science for 2005.
The Sunshine State
Scholars Program was
established in 1997 to ,
recognize the achievement of .,
Florida's graduating seniors
who have. demonstrated
excellence in both mathematics .
and science. All Scholars Ben Wadsworth
receive district recognition and
individual awards from the program. The six Regional Scholars
and their teachers receive further recognition form the Governor
and Cabinet, the Florida Legislature, the Department of Education,
and private businesses.
The Sunshine State Scholars Program is coordinated through
the Florida Institute of Education at the University of North
Florida, and receives its major financial support from the Florida
Department of Education, the Florida Lottery, and the
Technological Research and Development Foundation.
Ben is the son of Howard "Sonny" and Jan Wadsworth.
Log Cabin Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, January 6, 2005 at the
Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone is trying to get back to
normal after all the holidays, company and traveling. So many
have the flu or what ever it is and it seems to take a long time to
get well. We hope they all will be back with us soon. Lois Fink
went to Texas and got in the snow but our weather now is really
Florida weather.
Quilting goes well on the quilts and we will put in another one
soon. We have picked out a bright quilt for the Watermelon
Festival. It has lots of red in it to represent all the melons that will
be ripe by June. We already see many fields that will be planted
Ken Skelton is working here at the cabin, remodeling our'
flushing out house. It is used by the inmates form Lancaster and
was put up about six years ago. It's time we have a new one. Ken
has been helping with the Museum for along time and there is
nothing he can't do and we are proud to have him doing a lot of the
remodeling for us.
Lunch was great with potato soup, made from a recipe we saw
in the paper. We also had cauliflower with cheese sauce, lemon
pie, peach cobbler and lots more. W. Home

Wave of Hope
Tsunami Relief Project from
Florida Friends
Sponsored by Children's Table of North Central Florida *
Survivors of the destructive tsunami that hit Asia are in
desperate need of many everyday items. To assist ini the' effort,
Children's Table of North Central Florida will be collecting the
following items to ship to the families and children so much in
need: 1. Clothing (preferably summer); 2. Blankets; 3. Toiletries
(soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, kits, etc,); 4. School Supplies; 5.
Over-the-counter medicines (first aide supplies, bandages, Band-
Aides, gauze, tape, aspirin, its, etc).
Shipments will be made by Mission Harvest Ministries of
Jacksonville. In Dixie County, please bring your donations to
United Christian Services of Dixie County, Inc., located at the
comer of NE 210'h Ave. and Hwy 351, across from the courthouse;
between 9:00am-l:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please insure
items are in good repair and clean.
Point of Contact: W.R. Boone, 352-498-3769 or Pat Arcadi

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For All





Area Churches Youth Night

Local Talents At The Skating

Rink Hwy. 19

Saturday, January 22nd 6:oo P.M.

$2.00 Admission

For More Information, Please

Call: 498-7449 or 498-7896

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005


The Involvement Difference

.Ten Tips for Parent Involvement
Of course, you want your child to get the best education
possible. But once he or she walks through the school doors, how
do you make sure he or she's learning? You might believe it's
the teacher's responsibility. But if fact, you can make sure your
child gets the most out of school by being involved.
S- You need to send a clear message to your children: education
-J. is important to our family.
Superintendent fhools Studies show when parents get involved in their children's
upDennis W. Bennett oos education, good things happen. Grades and test scores improve.
Children become more likely to pass and select good career
choices. They develop better social skills, their 'self-esteem rises, and they become less likely to use
drugs and alcohol.
Here are 10 ways to get involved and ensure your child gets the most out of his or her education.
These simple steps will make a powerful difference for your child.
Prepare Your Child to be Ready to Learn
1. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school. Like your involvement,
breakfast doesn't need to be elaborate. A bowl of cereal with milk can be a quick part of
breakfast, providing essential vitamins and minerals that allow your child to start the day right.
2.' Avoid the morning rush. Set out clothes the night before. Gather books, pencils and other
school needs together, too. Get your child to class on time. Children who run late have a hard
time settling down, so build in a 10-minute cushion.
3. Make sure he or she gets plenty of rest. Set a regular bedtime and stick to it. Nobody functions
at peak capacity when overly tired.
Open Lines of Communication
4. Talk with your child about school. Help with homework. Keep up with school announcements
and events. Make this part of your daily life.
5. Talk with the teacher. If your child is struggling with homework, drop the teacher a note.
Don't just communicate twice a year at parent-teacher conferences.
6.: Attend school family events. Simple, fun activities like the Fall Festival and Accelerated Reader
Family Nights create a connection between home and school that has long-term benefits for your
Pitch In
7. Volunteer your time. You don't have to make a huge commitment. An hour a semester makes a
8. Look for creative ways to volunteer such as helping in the classroom, planning a family night,
decorating bulletin boards or welcoming families new to your school. There are dozens of jobs to
be done; ask for one to fit your interest!
9, Volunteer when it fits your schedule. You don't have to be at school during school hours to
help. There are jobs you can do at home, on weekends, after hours, and at your own pace.
Don't delay. Start getting involved today. The sooner you do, the sooner you, your child, and the
school will benefit!

Card of Thanks
My mother, Ruth Wright, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.
She was 82 years old. While I was the only family member able to
be at her side, she was surrounded by many members of an
extended family.
Mom had spent the last four years at Cross City Rehabilitation
Center. I want to thank the entire staff for the wonderful kindness
they showed to me on January 5th. They were all so professional,
caring, thoughtful, and kind. I could go on and on. From the
Administration Staff, to the Nurses and CNA's, to the Dietary and
Housekeeping/Laundry personnel.
I came in contact with at least one person from each of these
departments that day. I have been in contact with many of them
over the last four years. The sincere care they gave my mother was
constant. She was treated with respect even when she was "not
One hopes never to need that type of care, however, if I have
the need in the future, I would not hesitate to be a resident.
The kitchen staff made plates of food, tea, coffee and cookies.
The Director of Nurses, Cheryl Lord, stayed with me until late that
night, long after her shift was over. She told-me that.she wanted to
be, there when Miss Ruth left. The hallway was lined with many
staff members at 10:00pm who wanted so say, Good-bye. I was
overwhelmed. Thank you
I would also like to thank Peggy Valentine, my co-worker. Our
office supervisor suggested that Peggy keep me company during
this trying time. She was a wonderful shoulder to lean on. Peggy
would not leave until I left, calling her family to let them know she
would be late. I was grateful to have her with me.
Thank you to all the girls at the office who took on my pile of
work so graciously.
Elaine Carpenter

Fleet Hometown News
January 07, 2005(FHTNC)--Navy Seaman Recruit Kenneth C.
Alexander, brother of Christina R. Boyette of Bell, Fla., recently
conipleted U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command,,
Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Alexander
po)npleted a variety of training which included classroom study
nrl practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting,
Water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An
emnphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event
offboot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle
Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy"
flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a

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Card of Thanks
The family of Jacob Livingston would like to express our most
genuine appreciation for all the love, support, friendship and
generosity during our time of loss and deep sadness.
Jacob was a wonderful young man who filled his family and
friends with a remarkable sense of joy and pride. We will always
cherish the many fond memories of him and hold them.close to our
Jim Livingston & Family

Card of Thanks
I would like to thank all
those who took care of me
while I was in North Florida
Regional Hospital. Thank you
for all your prayers, visits,
calls and flowers. Special
thanks to Hoss, Sange, Flossie,
Bobbette and all my family
who stayed by me. Thanks to
Mr. Hal Chewning Sr. for your you! I am home and
doing ok. Please continue to
pray for me.
Love you all,
Bertie Hines

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are the twin enemies of
correct understanding.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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."JUST LISTED...Large brick home
with carport, screened front porch,
covered walkway to GUEST
HOUSE, large 20'x60' workshop/
garage. Fenced lot 1.44 acre on
paved street near Georgia Pacific
Mill. Very nice property with lots of
potential, asking $119,000.00.
-3800 sq. ft., 1 1/2 story home in
town. 4/3 huge master bedroom with
walk-in closets. Exterior vinyl siding,
2-car garage, fenced corner lot,
large workshop in-ground pool.
Home has been vacant for 2 years,
Bank Foreclosure SALE PRICED -.
*.3/1 and a 2/1 mobile homes in
Fanning Springs on 1 acre mol,
great potential for INVESTMENT
PROPERTY just off US' 19, buy
them both for $39,900.00.
-1997 DW on 3 lots near river,
ceramic tile in both bathrooms, new
central H/A, new side-by-side fridge,
new roof work in May, '04, nice trees
on property. Owner wants offers.
Old Town and Cross city with 11
units, large old oaks, good location,
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aA Highway 19/98, Old Town, FL 32680
Phone: 352-542-8568
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All size lots and acreage are available, call for more information.

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in the great room, a large and spacious FAMILY style KITCHEN,
extra large utility room. two bedrooms and full ceramic bath. The
stairway sweeps you up to a romantic MASTER SUITE with full
tile bath, complete with French doors opening to a BALCONY
where you enjoy quiet moments. A leisurely stroll to the
Suwannee River or Greenways Trail. Much more. Call for an
appointment REDUCED PRICE $125,900. (747328)

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MOVE RIGHT INI Beautiful CORNER LOT near the
Suwannee River. FULLY FURNISHED this 3/2, SWMH is
close to the Greenway Nature Trails and is easy access to
Steinhatchee, Suwannee and Cedar Key for gulf fishing.
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fenced and there is a 17x33 WORKSHOP with
electric. In a quiet area yet close to schools and
shopping. $65,000. (747600)

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NEED TO GETAWAY? Conveniently located near
the Suwannee River & public boat ramp. WELL
MAINTAINED 2/1 SWMH features fenced and
landscaped yard, 12x21 screened porch, WHEEL
CHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Includes a workshop
w/additional storage buildings and a detached
carport. $39,900. (747052)

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Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is independently owned and operated.

US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 ** Cross City, FL
**3 ACRES with SWfI tppI fIdinglole Road. Needs some TLC.
SIX RENTAL UNITS ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a package. Located in Cross City with city water and
1 4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 2 B SWMH on 3/4 acres on CR 351-A. Central
H& A, well & septic on corner paved lot. Being sold "AS IS" $23,000.00.
IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, 2 B home with carport on paved
street in homes-only subdivision. Separate dining room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room off rear deck, city water and sewer, garbage
pickup and cable TV. $80,000.00.
*.7 WOODED HIGH & DRY ACRES with paved frontage on CR 353
across from Governor Hill Lake, 11 miles north of Cross City. $40,000.00.
**100'x100' LOTS off CR 349, in McCrabb Church area, $3000.00. Ea.
-*2 LQTS IN RAMBLING WOODS SD off CR 349N. 2 Acres each. Has
building restrictions. $25,000.00.
**80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $ 8 00O
"2.5 ACRES on Oso aU40 aqus Road $9,500.00.
**FOUR 10-ACRE HOMES ONLY PARCELS just outside of Cross City
on paved road. $60,000.00. each.
**3.39 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
251' of frontage. $85,000.00.
*.2.04 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
150' of frontage $50,000.00.
-1.17 ACRES across road from Suwannee river at Hatch Bend, 9 miles
( south of Branford. $10,000.00.

Happy 70th



Hallie, Tabatha, Amber,
Bobby, Mark & Kolby

Steinhatchee River Realty LLC

Licensed Real Estate Broker
Office (352) 498-0136 Home (352) 498-3879

*425 Acres of Excellent Dixie County Hunting Land,
7 Miles From Steinhatchee. Approximately 200 Acres

Planted Pines $1,250 An Acre.

For appointment call & ask for Tommy, Broker or
Sharon Gaughan, Licensed Sales Associate.

Vacation Rentals Available
Gayle Lovelace Willam "Billy"
GRI Realtor/Owner Woodington

ml. 5.2 ''. 3/2 home in
f'f.. ..i ',.i' Wss Suwannee Palms
Z4 "'Sub. Large spacious
rooms. Utilities
.. .. currently connected.
..^ ,.. : 2-car carport with
concrete slab &
driveway. Large
wrap around deck. Less than 1 miles from public boat ramp
& only minutes to Suwannee River & Gulf. $125,000. MLS
22.40 ACRES, of
ommRiverwa Trail on
Greenway and ". ..
the right corner of 19/98 & 160th Street, took for Vision
Realty sign. $250,000. MLS #746693


171 Canal Street Suwannee, Florida 32692
(352) 542-7729 FAX (352) 542-0645
Toll Free: (866) 542-7729
From Old Town, 19-98 & 349S, 22 Miles to Suwannee,
2nd left over canal bridge, to right, on left, next to
Waterfront Market.
E-mail: realtorg@

Sand spacious 3/1
block home on
fresh water
S' canal with new
seawall, new
windows in
2003. This would
make a great weekend or retirement home with a wonderful
wildlife refuge view. $250,000. MLS #747782

NICE 3/2 HOME, on
Suwannee Salt '"-. .
.Water canal. Large
open floor plan, plus a
enclosed Sun room,
very nice fenced .,
patio areaAl
boathouse has new
roof with deck, "a
floating dock & tack
room. Has some cedar walls and stone wall for fireplace.
$225,000. MLS #744708

Since 1958

Jim King Realty, Inc.

Visit us at

315 N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 19)
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-2221

17871 NW Hwy. 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
(352) 463-6144

TOWN OF SUWANNEE On freshwater canal rusted-style home with a gorgeous setting
just minutes to the Suwannee River & the Gulf of surrounded by huge "Granddaddy" oak trees
Mexico. This 2004 beautiful 3 BR, 2 B home has cabinet, fireplace & loft. Home has 3 BR, 2B.
a boathouse w/lift, fish cleaning area with large Property has 2 barns with 12 stalls and tack
deck. Rock fireplace. $359,000. (DW-747659) room board fencing. If you're looking for a horse
Call (352) 542-9007 farm, this is itl! $690,00. LR-747929. Call 493-
2221 -s


1- in. ( .

BEAUTIFUL Suwannee River. Private boat ramp. A
great place ot get-away to. Must see to appreciate!!
$159,000. Call 493-2221. (DMH-747737-K)

AVAILABLE Nestled on 10 beautiful acres
south of Chiefland on County road 336. Home
has been very well kept. Totally fenced & located
on paved road. $99,500. Call 493-2221. (LMH-
746067-K) 3 BR, 2 B.

BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2.49 acres on corner of two paved streets in Deed Restricted SD.
A great place to build your dream home or set up your mobile home. Only minutes to
Suwannee River & public boat ramp, schools & shopping. 30 minutes to Gulf of Mexico.
Adjoining 2 acre lot also available for $15,000. Priced at $'19,000. (DA-747741) Call (352)
TWO NICE WOODED LOTS ON PAVED ROAD. Close to shopping, the Suwannee river,
Gulf of Mexico. Only 1 residence allowed on the two lots due to size. $8,000. (GA-747691)
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD A great location to build your dream
home or set up your mobile home. Priced to sell won't last long!l #12,000. (DA-747962).
80 WOODED ACRES between Otter Creek & Chiefland. Very remote. Good Hunting
Tract. $130,000. (LA-747628). Call 493-2221.

23382 SE 349 Hwy.
Suwannee, FL 32692
(352) 542-9007

LOOKS LIKE NEW. This fully fumished mobile
home on paved street, 1car attached carport
with concrete slab, large covered wood deck,
screened in patio with concrete floor, 4" well. CB
pump house with storage shed. $65,000. Call
463-6144. LMH-747615.

MOBILE HOME on 3 lots in Fanning Springs
Annex. One lot has the mobile home and other 2
could be sold separately or built on. Call today to
look at this propertyll $55,000. Call 463-6144.

"Chiefland's Oldest Realtor"
For over 32 years, we have been a leader in sales in the
Tri-County area. Call us today for a free Market Valuation

and let us tell you how we can help you sell your property.
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Happy Birthday
To A Very Special Niece


January 11, 2005
Love... Aunt "Punkin"


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005



The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness coalition will hold the
following Board and Committee meetings in
January 2005. Meeting times and location
are listed below.
--Quality initiative Committee meets January
10, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Child Care
Resources office located in Chiefland, FL.
*"Readiness/Programs Committee will meet
January 24, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.
-*Administrative Committee will meet
January 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.
*The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness Coalition Board will meet
January 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.
The Executive Committee will meet
immediately following the Board meeting.
The focus of the meetings will be the
ongoing establishment and refinement of
procedures and policies for the
implementation of the Coalition's contract
with the Florida Partnership for School
These meetings are open to the public. For
further information or if you require special
assistance please contact Susie Lloyd at
(352) 493-7408 or e-mail


The Town of Cross City of the Town of
Horseshoe Beach, Florida, is requesting
proposal for a consulting firm to do a study
in the Town of Horseshoe Beach, Florida to
determine the feasibility and prospective
need to enact impact fees on new
construction within the town limits of
Horseshoe Beach, Florida, with the intent to
ultimately pass Ordinance implementing
impact fees for Horseshoe Beach, Florida.
Any interested firm or person should send
their written qualifications to Hon. Sheila
Brown, Town Clerk, Post Office Box 86,
Horseshoe Beach, Florida 32648 by 5:00
p.m. on the 25th day of January, 2005. No
faxes will be accepted.The Town Council
will then review the written qualifications
and at the meeting on February 3, 2005 at
6:00 P.M. rate the consultants with the
purpose of picking three firms it desires to
interview. The Council shall then negotiate
with the person or firm that rates the
The Town Council of Horseshoe Beach
reserves the right to reject any and all
Done this 7th day of January, 2005.
By: Sheila Brown, Clerk


CASE NO.: 04-0366-CA
Florida corporation,
1221 52nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
(last known address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a Contract For Deed on the
following property in Dixie County, Florida:
Lots 25 and 26, Dixie Lakes Subdivision
2nd Addition, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 74 and 75, of
the public records of Dixie County, Florida.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Lots 25 & 26, DIXIE
according to the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 73, of the Public Records
of Dixie County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on SHEREE H.
LANCASTER, Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1000, Trenton,
Florida 32693, on or before-thirty (30) days
after the date of the first publication of this
notice, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court, whose address is Post Office

1206, Cross City, Florida 32628, either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 7th day of January, 2005.
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-1000
Florida Bar No. 602922


The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 890
May 23, 2002
Description of Property:
Parcel No.
Lots 28 & 29, Block 19, SUWANNEE
Pages 32-33, Public Records Dixie
County, Florida.
*King of Kings Lutheran Church of
Shelby County, 47500 Schoenherr Road,
Shelby Township, Ml 48315
*Okie Lee Wolfe, P.O. Box 3, One Wolf
Run, Harrogate, TN 33752
*Mary Lee & Donald Herndon, P.O. Box
282, Wauchula, FL 33873-0282
*Walter & Diane Balli, 9829 East
Brainere Rd., Ooltewah, TN 37363
*Elizabeth M. Nickerson, 3060 Perdue
Road, Wauchula, FL 33873

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida, Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate_ shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on February 17th. 2005 at
11:00 A.M.
Dated this January 10th, 2005.
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
.Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk

To Whom It May Concern:
Please take note that the Suwannee Water
& Sewer District, Dixie County, Florida will
on January 24, 2005 at 6:00 P.M. hold a
Special Meeting at the Suwannee
Community Center on Hwy. 349 South,
Suwannee, FL with decisions on the hiring
of Manager and Proposed Water Plant.

If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she 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.
accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in this
proceeding should contact the OFFICE OF
(7) seven days prior to the proceeding at
9352) 498-1206, Cross City, Florida, P.O.
Box 2600, Cross City, Florida 32628, (352)

By the time a man real-
izes that maybe his father
was right, he usually has
a son who thinks he's
-Charles Wadsworth

Mr. Ed To Celebrate

100th Years

Mr. Ed Butler
You are invited to Mr. Ed Butler's 100th Year Celebration
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Ruth Rains Middle School Cafeteria
beginning at 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
R.S.V.P. 352-498-3577 or 352-498-2400. No gifts please.

Way To Go Girl!!


Whittney Crawford (pictured above) loves to go fishing. She caught this'
nice black drum fishing with her MamMa Crawford and Aunt Tiny at a
friend's dock in Suwannee. With the dedicated efforts of the Shands
Children Cancer Center and the prayers of you good people in the
community, Whittney is making spectacular progress in her battle
against leukemia. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

See The Advocate

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HOURS: Mon. Sat. -- 5 a.m. 11 p.m.
Sunday 6 a.m. 10 p.m.


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Sorry For All the Inconvenience!

Thank You For Your Patience

& Loyalty.

See You Soon!!


Osteen & Adams

To Exchange Vows

Heather Lorine Osteen & Sgt. John Charles Adams
When our daughter was a little girl we often use to say how
proud and happy we would be on this her wedding day. Our
daughter is not lost to us; in we've gained a son and we're happy to
invite you to share our joy and see them joined as one.
Mr. & Mrs. David and Janet Osteen would like to announce .the
approaching marriage of their daughter,
Heather Lorine Osteen
Sgt. John Charles Adams
son of Mr. & Mrs. John Adams of Hawesville, KY.
Heather is the granddaughter of Ruby Osteen, William &
Jackie Hooper and Nick Nicholes and Lola Nicholes and the great
granddaughter of Merle Lord.
The wedding will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at
4:00 PM at New Prospect Baptist Church, Cross City, Florida. A
reception will follow in the church social hall.
No local invitations are being sent, but all family and friends
are welcome to come share this special day.

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"How to Survive Your
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Reading the book is like
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and brief, sharpens the
barb of love.
-Walter S. Landor

Nature Coast Business Development Council Levy County
The Executive Director will apply economic development concepts to capitalize upon the strengths
of the community to attract new businesses, expand existing businesses, and retain.current resi-
dent companies.
Market the benefits and advantages of locating a business in the county
Provide economic development assistance to county businesses
Evaluate, plan and coordinate economic development goals
Develop and maintain budgets and forecasts while insuring compliance with all laws
Attend meetings, make presentations and provide media information
College degree
3-5 years of government/public related experience
Qualify for bonding, possess a valid Florida driver's license and pass drug screening
Knowledge of Levy County government, education, business environment and workforce
highly desired

Levy CountyTourist Development Council (TDC)
The Tourist Development Coordinator will be responsible for the administration, operations and mar-'
keting functions of the Levy County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and act as a spokesperson
while working with -committees, organizations and individuals whose work and purposes affect the
TDC or tourism in Levy County.
Records, maintains and administersTDC policies and programs
Serves on state and regional committees '
Monitors compliance with all applicable laws or ordinances
Prepares and insures the integrity of annual strategic marketing plan and operating budget
Implements, monitors and recommends changes to the strategic marketing plan and operating
Negotiates, coordinates and monitors all contracts
Maintain relations with the Department of Revenue for the collection of the Tourist Develop- "
College degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field
3 years experience in tourist development or public relations
Must possess a valid Florida driver's license and pass drug screening

Pure Water Wilderness
(Part-Time Position)
The Director will work under the direction of the Pure Water Wilderness Board (PWW) and be
responsible for the development and administration of the marketing functions of this three county ..
(Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist) rural regional tourist development organization.
Develops and administers a strategic marketing plan and fund raising program
Researches and writes grants
Insures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws or ordinances
Negotiates, coordinates and monitors all applicable contracts, including grants, advertising,
promotion and other programs
Prepares operating budget
Make public presentations
Supervises the Marketing Director

College degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field and/or 3 years of
experience in tourist development or public relations
Must qualify for bonding, possess a valid Florida
driver's license and pass drug screening

Submit resume (preferably via email) to:
Howard Vickers, Associate Director of
Professional Placement
One Stop Workforce Connection
3003 SW College Rd., Ste. 107
Ocala, FL 34474
Fax: 352-873-7904

Employment solutions that work"

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 13, 2005

UTILITY TRAILER Free to "First come, first
serve:. Needs a little work. Call Norris
McKinney, (352) 498-3545.
CONNIE KARR has approximately 30-35
dressy suits and a few dresses, sizes 18, 20
& 20 1/2 that belonged to her mother. Most
are new and some still have the tags on
them. Will sell for $20 $30 or less. If
interested, please call 542-8855, after 5
FOR SALE Cherokee Cargo trailer,
8'x5'x6' $1500.00; Sharp electric register -
$75.00; wedding gown, size 10 $75.00; 4-
channel sound system.with speakers and
stands $450.00. Call 542-9438, 210-0358.
FOR SALE Gas stove in good working
condition, 498-5758.
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Internet -
visit then give us a
call.'-A quality service of computers-, inc. Old Town, (352) 542-3362.
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ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe clamps, spools of wire, and
a variety of electrical fittings all brand new...
half price or OBO for the lot. Call Sid at 498-
3312'(days) or 498-2991.
BATHROOM SINKS Two oval bathroom
sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at 498-3312 (days)
or 498-2991.
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AUCTION: Friday & Saturday, 6 p.m. thru
January only. Beginning February -
Tuesdays & Saturdays, 6 p.m. Three miles
south of Cross city on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive
In. AB#2424. AU#2548.
Estate Sales, Bankruptcy, Business
Liquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or small.
Now taking consignments. (352) 356-0721.
AB#2424. AU#2548.
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GREAT PRICES on special orders. Store
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& Trade. Concealed weapons training
classes, call for appointment. Call 542-

January 15, 8:30 a.m. Lots of clothes, toys,
bed, bookcase, Tv, stereo, dining table &
Qome Interior, dishes, Christmas
decorations, etc. Noah Lord Rd. (SE 601 St.),
between Cross City and Old Town, and
between Hwys. 19 & 55A. Home of Chris
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Irvestors/Principal looking for small mobile
hyme parks, commercial/residential land
and/or income producing property, call
(127) 347-8104.
iKyou are having a problem selling, please
call me. I can offer full market price, if you can
be flexible on the terms. Call (3520 498--

Immediatte, FT-Pt position in dynamic
Community-Based Criminal
Jstice/Counseling agency working with
adults. Valid DI & transportation required.
A/BS required (experienced considered in
Ieu of education). MNCAP a plus. Exp. in
Substance Abuse Tx., Domestic Violence
lItervention, Criminal Justice preferred.
Benefits, mileage, competitive. salary. Fax
resume: (352) 335-2208 or email to:
I~ELP WANTED Clerks needed at Pinner's
Qasis. Stop by for application.
HELP WANTED Experienced plumber or
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Human Resources Department
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Account Clerk II
SCollet student fees and prepare daily bank
deposits. Administers petty cash, change
funds and receipt books. High School
graduate plus three years business office

experience, one of which is non-
professional accounting. Special
consideration will be given to applicants
with an Associate Degree or Certificate in
related area. Salary $18,669.00 annually,
plus benefits. Deadline for' receiving
applications: January 19, 2005.
JOBLINE: (386) 754-4505;
FAX (386) 754-4594
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Human Resources Department
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Secretarial work within the Allied Health
Programs performing typing, filing, and
assisting Chairperson of allied Health
Programs and Coordinator of Nursing
Programs with administrative details.
Proficient in Word, Excel, and Microsoft
Outlook. Requires High School diploma or
its equivalent plus three years secretarial or
clerical experience. Special 'consideration
will be given to applicants with an associate
degree or certificate in a related area.
Salary $21,612.00 annually, plus benefits.
Deadline for receiving applications: January
19, 2005.
149 SE Vocational Place
JOBLINE: (386) 754-4505;
FAX (386) 754-4594
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Applications are available on WEB at:
LPN'S & RN'S Opportunity Knocks! Are you
looking for a position that fosters
professional, personal & spiritual growth?
Cross City Rehab has 2 positions for.
positive, self-starting, professional nurses.
Contact Maria Sphaler at 498-2005.
HELP WANTED An energetic, .self-
motivated salesperson for a local
communications company. Position pays
$10.00 p/hour. Wireless experience a plus.
Fax resume to (386) 767-8824 or call Liz at
(386) 767-9234.
Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and non-HC
accessible apartments. We pay pest control,
water, sewer & garbage. On-site laundry
facility. Call (352) 498-3175. Hwy. 351A
Timber Lane, Cross City, FL TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
HOME FOR RENT nice 4/2 brick home on 4
acres, near Old Town on 19/98. Jacuzzi tub,
screened porch, Cent. H/A, hardwood floors,
carport, fenced yard. First & Last + Security.
$850.00 p/mo. (352) 486-2154 or cell (352)
HOME FOR RENT'- 3 BR 1 112 B new carpel,
new vinyl, behind First Baptist Churcri
subdivision. $600. p/mo. Call (352) 493-
2909, ask for Rick.

FOR RENT 3/2 mobile home on 1 acre, on
paved road, central A/H, large yard, quiet
area between Old Town & Cross City, call
HUNTING LAND WANTED. Smaller acreage,
family oriented, (321) 277-2707.
NATURE COAST LOVER Active, bright,
humorous, SWM, mid-40's, 5/10", 170 Ibs.,
seeks SF, 30-45 yo for friendship, maybe
more. I enjoy gardening, boating, travel,
music, picnics to fine dining, homemade stuff,
riding bikes and horses and much more. I'd
like to meet a woman who is cheerful and
enjoys comfortable country living. I've got a
job, my own teeth and hair. Please reply to
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Call today: 1-866-884-5755.
SERVICES: Individual counseling and
support groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services are
confidential and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at (352) 486-3305, (352)
498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-
2747 for an appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983, Domestic
-Violence 1-800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy, community
education, and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and educational
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, in
Steinhatchee, Florida.
AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00 p.m.
Cross City Church of Christ, McArthur Street,
across from Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1 -
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. # 2005-
0389. (352) 498-5463.
HAIR ETC. for family hair care, also a web
site for everything you need to get healthy.
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New Homes, room additions, remodeling,
roofovers. FREE ESTIMATES. License #
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systems are tailored to your particular need.
TEST. No Obligation. Prices: $695 to $1995.
542-9817, (352) 542-7552 or 1-800-437-
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Custom homes, built on your lot. Precision
Development, P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE
Hwy. 19, Old Town, (352) 542-8416.
Class A State Certified. Licensed & Insured.
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$200.00 up. 4 comer stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432. Ben
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Dr. Pernice & Dr. Bunker specialize in: runny or stuffy nose, frequent
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Newly Elected Suwannee Water Association
Officers Take Oath of Office

On Tuesday, January 4, 2005, Judge Fred Koberlein swore four newly elected officers of the Suwannee Water
Association into office. Pictured with the Judge (back) are (left to right) Ron Hall, Christine Harmon, Jim
Brown and Craig Holcomb. Congratulations!

Dixie District Spelling Bee Contestants

Pictured above are the 2004-2005 District Spelling Bee Contestants from Anderson Elementary, Old Town
Elementary and Ruth Rains Middle Schools. All these young men and women did an outstanding job at
Monday nights contest. Congratulations to you all!
Players Honored At Volleyball Banquet

Seniors, l-r, Britney Liles, Candace Edmonds, Deirdre Godbolt, Callie Keen with Coach
Anderson are all smiles as they received their jerseys in a nice frame.

The DCHS Varsity and Junior
Varsity Volleyball teams
gathered at the Putnam Lodge
on January 4 to celebrate their
seasons. The Varsity Bears,
19-5, were Dist. 5-3A Champs,
giving them their first ever
'back-to-back' district
championships. They lost in
the Region finals to Lake
Highland Prep, who by-the-
way, won the state
championship. All the varsity
players received either their
"D" letter, a volleyball pin or a
bar for the year. and a Dist.
champ patch. They also
received a video and booklet
from Coach Anderson.

Junior Katie Osteen received the coveted Teammate Award
from Coach Anderson.

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of all the players that played with her in theAll-Star Showcasem
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If you happened to be watching the Weather Channel this week
you might have seen the record snow fall that is being reported
across the west with the 62" in San Bernardino, California just
one of several over 5-foot deposits recorded.
Well, that little bit of extra chilly information led the Advocate
Staff to begin looking at the vault filled with pictures that didn't
So for this week's Dixie County Sighting the Advocate
goes back to a picture our trusty roving reporter, Terri Langford,
took last spring.
It is a particularly good shot of a Cardinal that bright red
member of the
bird family that
flits around
adding color to
the landscape
and an
song. In this
photo the
Cardinal is
perched on
wisteria that is
4in full bloom.
In richness of plumage, elegance of motion, and strength of
song, this species surpasses all its kindred in the United States. It is
known by the names of Red-bird, Virginia Nightingale, Cardinal-
bird, and that at the head of the present article. It is very abundant
in all our Southern States, as well as in the peninsula of Florida.
In the western country a great number are found as far up on the
Ohio as the city of Cincinnati, and they extend to considerable
distances into Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. They are found in the
maritime districts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where they
breed, and where a few remain the whole year; some are also seen
in the' State of New York, and now and then a straggler proceeds
into Massachusetts; but farther eastward this species has never been
This fine songster relishes the interior of the forest, and the
heart of the deepest cane-brakes or retired swamps, as well as the
neighborhood of cities. It is constantly found in our fields, orchards
and gardens; nay, it often enters the very streets of our southern,

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grandfathers, and great
grandfathers, who fought for the
South and the heritage that they
left us." Kendrick said. "They
were fighting to repel Northern
aggression and invasion. They
were fighting to preserve liberty
and freedom for the south. For
"Today, you, the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, are
preserving the history and
legacy of these heroes. And our
Kendrick quoted the
country's founding father,
George Washington, who said,
"Associate yourself with men of
good quality if you esteem your
own reputation." .
As a member of the SCV,

towns and villages to breed; and it is rare that
one goes into a planter's yard without
observing the Red-bird skipping about the
trees or on the turf beneath them. Go where it
may, it is always welcome, and everywhere a
favorite, so rich is its song, and so brilliant its
While the Cardinal is a popular species and serves as the state
bird for Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky,
and West Virginia, it breeds in good old Florida. As early as the
first of March Cardinals have been found already paired in; the
Sunshine State.
The nest is placed, apparently without much consideration, in
some low briar, bush, or tree, often near the fence, the middle of. a
field, or the interior of a thicket, not far from a cooling stream, to
which they are fond of resorting, for the purpose of drinking and
bathing. Sometimes you find it placed close to the planter's house
or in his garden, a few yards from that of the Mocking-bird or the
Thrasher. It is composed of dry leaves and twigs, together with a
large proportion of dry grass and slips of grape-vines, and is
finished within with bent-grass, wrought in a circular form. The
eggs are from four to six, of a dull white color, marked all over
with touches of olive-brown.
In the Southern Districts they now and then raise three brbods
in the season, but in the Middle States seldom more than one. The
young on leaving the nest, frequently follow their parents on the
ground for several days, after which they disperse and seek for
food apart. During the pairing season, the males are so pugnacious,
that although they breed near birds of other species, they never
allow one of their own to nestle in their vicinity. One male may be
seen following another from bush to bush, emitting a shrill note of
anger, and diving towards the fugitive antagonist whenever an
opportunity offers, until the latter has escaped quite beyond his
jurisdiction, when the conqueror, elated, returns to his grounds,
ascends his favourite tree, and pours out his song in full exultation;
So, even though the first sighting of these colorful winged
creatures may be a month or so away, it's still not to early to
"Think Spring!"
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique
information for the Dixie County Sightings column. Call or send
your Sightings in Dixie County, to 352-498-3312 or email 'the
picture and information to

From left Ralph Trre. J. I. BrocA, Bob Collins. Bob ,lay, Rep. 11 ill Kendrick, Arnold Osteen, Eric Hague.

Kendrick recognizes that he is
among men, who have developed certain "traits'? that have had a
positive impact on the lives of those around them.
One of these traits is respect, respect for oneself first and then
living a life that earns the respect of others.
"Throughout our lives we will encounter those who we disagree
with, those whose opinions vastly differ from ours, and those who
we believe are completely wrong!" Kendrick said. "However, no
matter the opinion, they deserve to be treated fairly and
respectfully. Respecting others allows them to fully achieve their
goals and dreams, and thus allows for one to make a positive
difference in the world.
Kendrick went on to a second trait faith. He recognized that.
faith is often closely tied to religion, but he also insisted that faith
should also be the keystone of life.
"Faith in oneself, faith in others, and most importantly faith in
something bigger than you is what drives -us as individuals,"
Kendrick said. "Without it [faith] nothing will ever be achieved."
Kendrick said that right behind faith is the third trait trust.
"Like faith, we must trust ourselves and others," Kendrick said.

John Kelleg '. ,
"When one places their trust in you no finer compliment will ever
be received. If you live your life keeping sacred the trust others
have placed in you, you will continue to positively impact their
And the final trait in Kendrick's speech was honesty or truth.
"The wonderful thing about always being honest and telling the
truth is that you never have to 'filter' what you say or try to
remember what you have told others," Kendrick said. "Honesty-is
freedom: it allows you to never 'sit on the fence," but to proclaim
your beliefs."
Kendrick's point, which was embraced by his audience, is that
when Respect, Faith, Trust, and Truth make up the core of our
character we will be a leader in the world and the lives of those we
with whom we come in contact.
"Too often we go through life, stumbling and bumping along
the way. Our impact is happenstance, whether negative or positive.
Continue on your chosen path and with a strong character. Our
world is truly a small place and each small positive impact
eventually will lead to something great like the heritage of the rmeh
we honor tonight Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

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Varsity players included: Jaime VanAernam, Candace Edmonds, Rochelle Morrow, Katie Osteen, Kassi Parrot, Deirdre Godbolt,
Vanessa Hollis, Callie Keen, Britney Liles, Sarah Durham and Terra Owens.
The Junior Varsity team ended the season with a 12-8 record and players included: Jennifer Spradley, Jamie Ozment, Jessica
Chewning, Britni Robson, Erica Sheppard, Mirah Riels, Michelle Cannon, Lacey Johnson, Shatone West, Kayla Turner, Nicki.
Burbach, Jessica Singleton and Coach Becky Stanke. The JV team members received various awards and the sophomore girls,
received a volleyball necklace from the Coach. Congratulations young ladies on ajob well done!

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