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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
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 10

Vublisbing _J1ebts & %Ebents Afor Mixie Countp Cberp leek, 'itbout Jfcail, dince JulIp 1, 1921

...In The Suwannee River Valley at.........CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
"The Only Newspaper and Official Organ of Dixie County" e-mail: "Home of the World's Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage

Thursday, January 20,2005 Volume 83, Number 4, 1 Section 0S o er copy

Honoring A Dixie Centurian
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
January 12th' 2005 marked the 100th birthday for Ed Butler and the first annual "Ed Butler Day".
Family and friends gathered at Horseshoe Beach City Hall for a special celebration of Mr. Ed's big day
and to pay their respects to a man who is considered one of Dixie's jewels.
Horseshoe Beach Mayor, Katherine Hutchison and Council Members Augustine Brotherton,
George T. Kight, Martha McBurnette, and James Livingston passed a proclamation designating
January 12th as Ed Butler Day, stating for "All that
he has done in his first 100 years for his
community and its residents." Hutchinson also
S presented Mr. Ed with a beautiful plaque as a token
S S of their love and appreciation. The humble Butler
t I. ^ '" "' '-l was visibly touched by the gesture and stated that
... he really couldn't figure out "what all the fuss 'was
4" about".
Daniel Edward "Ed" Butler was born at
Douglas Field in Horseshoe Beach on January 12,
1905. At that time it was called Sheldon and was
part of Lafayette County. He is the son of Daniel
Webster Butler and Harriet Tedder Butler. He
.--- --- .married Margaret Viola Gainey and they had two
children, James Martin and Joanelle. As of his
... 100th birthday he is a grandfather to 12
grandchildren, great-grandfather to 35 great-
grandchildren and great great-grandfather to 4
great-great grandchildren.
J M.)A -. true Dixie County pioneer, Mr. Ed has an
impressive resume. Over the years he has been a
politician, businessman, fisherman, hunter, barber,
pastor, historian, counselor, storyteller, advocate of
the poor, and above all a Christian.
Just this past year, Mr. Butler was honored at
the Dixie County Historical Society's Annual
Meeting. Several stories have been written about
Centurian Ed Butler addresses family and him over the years and he himself has written a
friends at a special birthday celebration held in book, which details much of Dixie County's rich
his honor and commemorating the first "Ed history. Each year, Mr. Ed updates his book, as
Butler Day". each day brings new stories about Dixie's
residents. For all he has done towards the
preservation of our communities, we will be forever grateful.
Mr. Ed noted that he longevity was due to two things, the first being the "Good Lord himself," and
secondly, "Eating everything the doctors told him not too."
The following Saturday, January 15th, another celebration was held in order for the community) to
come out and pay homage to this remarkable man. Here's to many more birthdays, Mr. Ed!

Boater Rescued Off Horseshoe Coastline
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
William "Bill" Sims was one happy boater
when he saw Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC)
Officer Alan Kirchinger in his airboat coming to
his rescue after his boat gave out of gas and left
him stranded between Horseshoe Beach and
Sims' ordeal began Tuesday afternoon,
approximately 2:00 pm, when he decided to take a
trip to Cedar Key, leaving out of Palm Grove Fish
SCamp in Steinhatchee. When Sims reached the,
Suwannee River he noticed that he was'low on gas
and pulled into a local marina where he fueled up.
.. It was also at that time he decided to head back to
SSteinhatchee as it was getting late and the sun was
quickly setting.
On his way back he ran out of gas. Anchoring
Down, he called 911 on his. cell phone and reported
his troubles to an operator. He felt that his
:.;Z Tmessage had been heard but, no one showed up so
he spent the night with hopes, of an early. morning
After waiting for a short time he made a bad
choice, as he put it, to pull his boat and walk to the
shoreline, which seemed just a few yards away.
William "Bill" Sims was rescued off the Sims would end up leaving his boat, which proved
Horseshoe Beach coastline after his boat ran out to be too cumbersome to pull. His short walk also
of gas. proved to be quite some distance and he had to
navigate through some treacherous oyster bars.
In the meantime, Palm Grove Marina Manager, Wayne Putnam, had already made a call to the
local Sheriff's office, reporting Sims overdue. Putnam had made the call at 9:00 pm on Tuesday
evening, but it wasn't until the following morning that the United States Coast Guard, FWC, the
Taylor, Levy and Dixie County Sheriffs offices, and a host of local fishermen, began their search.
See "RESCUE, "page 5

Family Begins Rebuilding Process After House Fire
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
-Earl ,and Lynee Cooper would have never believed that they would awake to their home in flames,
but that nightmare occurred just a few weeks before Christmas on December 12, 2004, and while they
:and their children are safe, the family must start the tedious task of starting over.
:The fire broke out in the early mornings hours, around 3:00 am. A friend, Buddy Ellison, who was
spending the night, was the first to realize that the house was in flames and alerted the Cooper's. Earl,
Lynee, their son Frog and Buddy were able to make it outside.
They quickly realized that
their daughter, Alisha was still in
'the house and Buddy went back
in to get her. He found Alisha in
:her bedroom with the door
closed. While trying to get the
:young girl out of the house he
:fell and his daughter would in
:turn be his rescuer.
Alisha sustained the more .
serious injuries with 1st degree
burns on her face, arm and feet...
'However it was the amount of ---*-
smoke that she ingested that put
her in the intensive care unit for
.several days.
Buddy also received burns
(2n degree) to the top of his Earl and Lynee Cooper's home has bee,, stripped down to the
:head, legs, a foot and middle of interior walls after sustaining heavy damage in a pre-Christmas fire.
hlis shoulders. He was treated for
See "REBUILD, page 5

Dixie County Advocate Under New Ownership
The Dixie County Advocate, one of Florida's oldest and best- week. Former owner Sidney Dosh, Jr. had owned the newspaper
known weekly newspapers, has been sold to a local corporation, H since 2000. Dosh will be available to assist in the transition as the
& L Media LLC. new owners continue the newspaper tradition begun in 1921.
"We are Dixie County folks who love this area and are excited "We will do all in our power to keep the same high standards
about keeping the 83-year old newspaper as a vital part of life the Dixie County Advocate has maintained for many years," said
here," said Joey Lander, co-owner of H and L Media and local Lander. "We have some ideas to make the paper even better. We
attorney. Working in partnership with Lander is Dale Herring, local want our loyal readers to keep sending news items to us and to
-real estate developer. The newspaper purchase was finalized last keep reading the newspaper each week."

High Speed Chase Leads To Arrest of Old Town

Man On Multiple Charges
By Terri Langford- Sx-l 'iV,'
Dixie County Sheriffs officers engaged in a high-speed chase MPH and continued to swerve in and out of both lanes of traffic.
last Wednesday, Januar) 12, 2005 with Old Town resident, Additional officers from the Sheriffs Department and Cross City
Douglas Allan Hinckley that ended in Hinckley being arrested and Police joined in the pursuit which continued onto SR 349 and
taken to the Dixie Count, Jail. ended on CR 351. Hinckley was reported to have crashed into
The incident began around 8:49 pm while Deputy J.M. King several street signs along the way. It wasn't until both of
was called concerning a vehicle traveling north on US 19 in the Hinckley's rear tires went flat and he lost control of his car,
southbound lane. When Deputy King approached Hinckley and spinning out and stopping, that law enforcement officials were able
signaled him to pull over, Hinckley accelerated and refused to stop. to arrest him.
Deputy King reported that he pulled beside Hinckley several times Hinckley was arrested and charged with Driving While License-
and motioned him to pull over, but Hinckley continued to travel in was Suspended or Revoked (habitual offender), Driving While
the wrong direction on US 19 causing several on-coming vehicles Under the Influence (4th conviction), Aggravated Fleeing dor
to run off the road. During his pursuit Deputy King attempted to Eluding, Refusal To Submit To Breath Test, Reckless Driving, and.
pass Hinckle;, at which time Hinckley swerved into the patrol car Leaving Scene With More Than $50.00 of Property Damage.
causing damage to the right fender. Bond was set at $75,000 at Hinckley's first appearance. As of
As the chase continued Hinckley was clocked at a speed of 110 press time he remained in the Dixie County Jail.


Moving On But Not Away

Above, Abbey, the newspaper dog, (full name, Abigail Rose)wants to know why former Advocate editor and
owner, Sidney Dosh, Jr. isn't taking her to work. Dosh is sitting in the same wooden chair that his
grandfather, R. N. "Bert" Dosh used for 54 years as the editor of the Ocala Star Banner.

By: Sidney Dosh, Jr., former
Editor, Dixie County Advocate
Life is full of passages, some:
rights of passage, some just a
minor bump on the road to a
better place. This %cek is one
of those "bumps" for me. Last
Friday, all of the elements fell
into place and after five years
behind the keyboard at the Divie
County Advocate, I sold the
newspaper to a couple of native
Dixie County businessmen.
The decision to sell the Dixie
County Advocate was not an
easy one. This small rural
weekly newspaper has arich and
colorful history marked by, the
83 years of continuous neu s and
events service to the community.
Since I have a marked
tendency to .wax nostalgic at the
drop of a hat, I have loved and
appreciated the chance God has
given me to sit in the position of
Captain of this newspaper ship.
That, in and of itself, would
be more than enough for any
man or any woman. To enjoy a
job as much as I have enjoyed
this job is something that few
See PASSAGES, page 5

Musing from the Pen and Memory of R. A. Green
By. R. A. Green, formerly of Old Town
Old Friends in Strange Places and Meals to ,.
If you are from Dixie County and leave home, you are likely to ... .
meet your old neighbor or classmate any place in the world. One .
Sunday morning back in 1947 I went to chapel in Seoul, Korea. I
was the first one there and the next one was a former schoolmate 1 .
from Old Town Elementary School (OTES) from the thirties and
forties as well as from Sunday- school in New Prospect Baptist
Church at Summerville.
It was Gary Williams, son of the principal, Mr. Ellis Williams.
We rehashed old times.
The next time I saw him, I was passing out bread on KP in
Camp Stoneman, California. We held up the chow line a while
talking about Old Town, New Prospect, OTES, and Dixie County. Above James
Later I was on bus in Columbus, Georgia on the way to Gillam Bellot,
my apartment when who did I see? It was the Woods. twins, Jimmie circa .late f .
Dan and Eddie Joe of OTES. We enjoyed each other's company 1930s; right,
then and later when they visited us for supper (after pay day). We James Bellot
set aside our differences (them being from the First District and all); with a couple ,
we were still from OTES and Dixie County. of nice bass,
Their father was a barber, like Mr. Ernest Allen. Their barbering one 9 '2
took place under the shade of a hickory tree. The last time I saw Mr. pounds and the '
Arthur Woods, he was still barbering one or two days a week. He other 3/ n ,
was about 85 years old at the time but could not quit because there pounds that he
were some who would not get a haircut unless he did it. caught April 4, .
Here in northwest Florida we have a number of ex-Dixie County 1964 in Dixie
High School kids, all 60 years old or older. Two are J.D. Fulford County.
and Mrs. Nadine Cobb Hudson.
Nadine was from neat the old stockade of Cross City, in the Roper Quarters. J.D.
was a grade or two above me at DCHS. You mention our old history teacher, Miss
Stella Beardsley, and they both perk up.
Everyone knew Miss Beardsley of Iron Town, Missouri. She was a wonderful and
fair teacher. She never tried to be "Miss Popular". But was a great teacher. She would
stop and visit us for a week while going to and coming from Missouri. My wife and
three sons loved her, they always wanted her to stop her trip further and just stay on
See R. A. GREEN, page 5


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

Nixie Countp bbocate
174 NE 351 Hwy.
P.O. Box 5030 Cross City, FL 32628-5030
Ph. (352) 498-3372 FAX (352)498-0420
$21.40.................. Tri-County Area
Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published In Dixie County

Sidney Dosh, Jr. ...................Editor/Publisher
Sue Chewning.......................Associate Editor
Terri Langford.................................. Reporter
Louis Russell Dosh.......................Web Master
Deadline for church news and announcements is 1 2:00 Noon on
Monday. Deadline for advertising and classified ads is 12:00
Noon on Tuesday. Classified ads are $5.00 for 20 words or
less; 101t each additional word. Classified ads are payable in
advance. Please mail ad with check to the above address.
All material published herein is the property of the Dixie County
Advocate. Reproduction by commercial interests or for resale
or distribution, in whole or in part, is forbidden without the
permission of the publisher.
Letter to the Editor Policy: In order to provide an open forum
on issues and concerns to our readers, we publish (space
permitting) every letter that we receive that is signed by the
writer. Unsigned and "Anonymous" letters are discarded
immediately, along with letters that are inflammatory,
slanderous, or libelous. Letters promoting a commercial
enterprise are not published. The Advocate reserves the right
to edit all submissions.
Conrmitted to Accuracy: Errors of Fact appearing in news
columns will be corrected if the error substantially affects the
information contained therein. Call, email or write the Editor to
report Errors of Fact.
Internet: Summaries of news stories along with selected
pictures, legal ads, and classified ads are posted weekly to

published weekly for $21.40 Tri-County Area and
$27.82 Out of County, per year by the Dixie County
Advocate, 107 South Cedar Street, Cross City, FL
32628. Periodical postage paid at Cross City, Florida.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to DIXIE COUNTY
ADVOCATE, P.O. Box 5030, Cross City, FL 32628.

by Jerry Prater

Heads roll at CBS
It took long enough. CBS's acclaimed "60 Minitues" aired the
trumped-up account of George W. Bush's alleged misconduct while
in the Texas Air National Guard, based on forged documents
provided by a military retiree with an axe to grind just a few weeks
' before the November election. No fur months later, the producer
of the episode, along with a couple of underlings. have wound up in
situations of the sort that result in staff vacancies.
Oh well, better late than never, I suppose. In any event,
producer Mary Mapes formally got the axe, while 2 or 3 lesser
luminaries were "encouraged to resign." (Or, if you would prefer,
we have a couple of vacancies on the janitorial staff.) And who
didn't get his walking papers? Why, none other than the star of the
show, Dan Rather. He got re-assigned.
Wait a minute, wasn't Rather the guy who was up front about
insisting that the documents were authentic, and never mind that
the word processors upon which they were imprinted weren't
around in the early 1970's, when they were supposed to have been
2 composed? And wasn't it Dan Rather who said that, even if the
; documents weren't authentic, their content was factual?
Dan Rather might be just a "talking head," but I don't think so.
He has the seniority, the image---and therefore the clout--to call
the shots, at least on his own show, and probably in other areas as
well. His producer and her staff worked for him.
If Dan Rather was duped into running the bogus story, then
he's dumb enough to buy stock in my project to bring back Edison
cylinder records as the technical innovation to replace compact
discs. I'll make you a sweet deal, Dan, if you'll do the commercials
Z to promote the investment scheme.
No, I don't think Dan Rather is stupid. But I do think that he
' and his aggregation of underlings thought their audience was
: stupid. Or else they were so obsessed with keeping George W. Bush
: from being re-elected that they were willing to stake their
: reputations on a transparently false premise. Either way, it was
:- some pretty shoddy journalism.
S However, my point is, the underlings took the rap, while the
* star of the show got off with little more than a slap on the wrist.
: Actually, I'm not surprised, because I became aware of a situation a
Slot closer to home that illustrates the same point.
, Several years after I had left a Tampa television station where I
> worked in the late 50s and early 60s, I read about their star
Newsman getting busted for trying to pick up what he thought was
Sa hooker, but who was actually a lady cop. The incident made the
Paper, so the station took him off the air-for a week.
S All right, the guy was a good newsman. So liberal he thought
SLyndon Johnson walked on water, but he came across great on the
Sair. Eventually, his obsession with ladies of the night cost him his
Sjob, but that was only after he got busted for an attempted liaison
: with one that was underage.
S I speak only from observation, not personal experience, but I
Sam convinced that the management that let the star newsman off
: the hook for his first caper would have canned a no-name stage

* hand for the same offense, citing it as an embarrassment to the
station's image, even though no one on the outside had ever heard
of the guy.. Such are the comparative perks and ultimate fortunes of
the anointed and the common folk in the broadcasting industry.
Incidentally, the reason I didn't identify the newsman I used to
work with is that he might still be looking for a job, and I wouldn't
want to hurt his chances of finding one.
Otherwise, of course, I have no doubt that LBJ's "Great
Society" is looking after him.

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Small Newspapers Do Big-

Time Job for America
In the summer of 1968 I worked in Mississippi. I mean I
worked. I toiled in the cotton, rice, and soybean fields by day and
helped with a church youth group at night and on Sundays. Notice,
I did not say "on weekends," because the farm work took up six
days. This left just Sundays and the long, hot evenings for things
other than tractors, trucks, and cotton plants.
My activities and those of my co-workers were closely
chronicled by a small weekly county newspaper. This was in
Bolivar County. It is pronounced BOL-i-var, not Bole-e-var. This
is the same dialect that pronounces Ba-LUX-e-rather than Bi-LOX-
This is in the Delta, that part of the state located along THE
RIVER, with some of the richest soil this side of the Nile. Its
culture is rich too, and its people are great. The center of the world
in that time and in that place was a town called Shelby.
The local newspaper reporter did not have access to AP or
CNN or the Internet. Actually, there was no Internet in 1968.
Probably no CNN either. This lady found'her news items at the
weekly Wednesday afternoon bridge club. Her stories were quite
accurate, if a little bit unearth shaking to the rest of the country.
"Mike and Danny went to church Sunday night. Mike is learning to
drive a tractor. Mike has begun to chop the weeds and not the
cotton plants." These were the items the newspaper reported.
And I loved it. I still love small newspapers.
Our country has many weeklies, small dailies, twice-weeklies,
every-other weeklies and even monthlies. They tell the real story
of America. Some tell it in tabloid size, while others are broadsheet
and some are more like magazines. Some have full-color, some
have spot-color, and some have just good, old delicious-smelling
black ink.
Some of these newspapers serve small towns or entire counties
while others are community papers in big cities. They all fill a
need the big boys do not.
Yes, there is a place for large daily newspapers. I have worked
at some of the biggest, with their acres of computers, blocks of
parking lots, thousands of employees, and multiple offices. These
huge machines can cover stories anywhere in the world with
photographers and reporters. There is sometimes an excitement
about working there and being a part of the reporting of history,
and sometimes a boredom and a feeling of being a very small cog
in a very big factory. These giants have the resources to keep me
informed about Washington, Iraq, the economy, national elections,
and baseball standings. They often have a very definite slant to
their stories. I must wade through some things and be aware of
their views.
But what about the church choir's Christmas music and the
PTA and the arts festival and weddings and births? What about
local kids' baseball stories?
Who keeps me informed about local hunting and fishing and
agriculture? What's new at the library and Cit Hall? Is there a
new business in town?
One of my earliest memories is of walking % lih my mother to
the .local newspaper office. She faithfully rtped..the ne\\s about
ladies at our church and their "circle'" meetings. These were groups
of church ladies who met regularly to help others, pray for
missionaries, and assist with projects. The local paper thought it
was important to report on these happenings.
I served .,as sports editor of a weekly paper several years ago.
We only covered local sports, nothing else. We let folks know
where the best fishing was, who was playing good golf, how the.
local bowlers were doing. We reported on all the high school
sports in our area. When we ran an article on the Little League
baseball program for handicapped children, many people called to
thank us and ask for photo reprints. We were appreciated.
Throughout America, often in crowded and cramped offices,
hard-working people labor to produce a great and much-needed
product, the small newspaper. Others then work hard to distribute
it. Here in Dixie County, some of the best anywhere are at work. I
am excited about being a part of this team.
So keep reading the Dixie County Advocate. Keep sending us
your news items.
And all of you small-paper editors and publishers across the
country, keep up the big-time job.
America needs you.

Drop in any old time to place your ad or'subsbribe or just to
say, "HELLO!" at the Dixie County Advocate.

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CORRECTION: The caption under the picture for the Sons of
Confederate Veterans Lee-Japkson dinner contained names that
were either out of order or were incorrect. The caption should
have read: From left Ralph Tyre, J. V. Brock, Dan Collins, Bob
May, Rep. Will Kendrick, Clement Lindsey, Eric Hague, Bob
Trask, Arnold Osteen, and John Kelley

CORRECTION: In the December 30 issue of the Advocate a
beautiful picture of a hawk taking to the air off of Shired Island
-appeared along with a front-page article titled "An Invitation to
Enjoy Dixie County Nature." The picture was taken by Milt
Putnam and was submitted, along with the article by Pamela Darby
with the Florida Wildlife Commission. The Advocate erred in that
it failed to give Mr. Putnam credit for taking the photograph. We
apologize for this oversight and offer this entry to provide Mr.
Putnam with the credit he deserves for his effort. We hope that
Mr. Putnam will submit and share future photographs with our

A New Year's
Resolution that
Could Save Your
Each January, many
Americans make an important
decision to quit smoking
cigarettes. Making this decision
is the first step on the road to a
tobacco free life, but how can
people really quit smoking,
considering that nicotine is
highly addictive?
"The most important
ingredient in successful
smoking cessation is for the
individual smoker to make a
personal decision to stop
smoking in order to avoid the
risks to future health," says
Frederic Grannis, M.D., a lung
cancer specialist at City of
Hope Cancer Center in Los
Angeles. "Having said that, it
must be understood that it is
very hard to stop smoking. The
smoker is addicted to nicotine
and also has a complex
behavior pattern and habit of
smoking. Although some
people can quit 'cold turkey',
without any help, most people
fail on their own and need
additional help."
.When people quit smoking,
the body reacts to the absence
of nicotine, resulting in
withdrawal symptoms that can
include depression, feelings of
frustration or anger, irritability,
difficulty sleeping, restlessness,
headaches, tiredness and
increased appetite.
Prospective randomized
clinical research trials have
shown that the three most
effective methods for smoking
cessation are:
Nicotine replacement
therapy The patch is probably
the easiest form of nicotine
replacement therapy, but some
people prefer gum, inhalers or
lozenges. No matter what
method of nicotine replacement
you prefer, be sure to follow the
package insert instructions
Medical prescription A
drug called bupropion (Zyban)
has been shown to be effective
in increasing the chance that a
smoker will be successful in
smoking cessation.
Counseling Either
individual or group cotinseling
is imporiitnt Dr. Granniis
suggests six-week group
sessions offered across the
United States by the American
Lung Association, American
Heart Association or American
Cancer Society. An interesting
new approach for counseling is
via the Internet. Individuals
interested in attempting
smoking cessation can seek
help at the following web sites:
.org ;;
When people fail to quit
smoking after trying one or two
of the above methods, it may be
best to combine all three
; approaches.
Once the physical
symptoms of quitting are under
control, it is time to focus on
the psychological challenges.
For many people, smoking is
strongly linked to daily

Care for the
Entire Family

Newspaper Names

New Publisher and

New Dixie County Advocate owners, H & L Media, announced
this week they have named Michael L. (Mike) Moore as publisher
and Sue Chewning as editor.
Moore is a Florida native, born in Clearwater, who comes in
with extensive writing, and editing experience. He has written
articles, served as a sports editor, and is working on a book about a
Baptist group in Tampa. He enjoys reading, watching old western.
movies on TV, spending time with his family, and being involved-
at church.
Moore has been married for 35 years to Tanya. She is a Tamp a
native. They have three married children and four grandchildren'
Tanya works for the Florida Legislature.
Chewning, a DCHS graduate, has worked at the paper for 30
years. She and husband Maxie have three daughters, Danielle,
Holly & Chad and Jessica, and grandsons, C.J. & Caden. She
enjoys sewing, teaching Sunday School and keeping C.J. & Caden.

Dixie County Jail Loq
HAGGERTY, JEREMY JOSEPH, 28, Possession of Controlled Substance-
Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance W/Intent Sell Cocaine, Possession df
More Than 20 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana W/Intent To Sell,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
ROBERTS, JOHN DAVID, 23, DUI, Leaving Scene of Property Damage Crash.
KIRK, BILLY JOE, 36, House For Levy County.
DAVIS, LEON ANTHONY, 22, VOP Grand Theft Auto.
TIMMONS, BRUCE WAYNE, 22, Sentenced To 40 Days DWLS/K.
SULLIVAN, ROBERT J., 28, Aggravated Child Abuse Gilchrist Co., VOP'
Battery Gilchrist Co.
SMITH, RONNIE STEPHEN, 20, Driving Without License.

WALKER, LARRY LEE, 44, VOP Control Release.
POHL, STEVEN JOHN, 44, Warrant.
WRIGHT, ANNMARIE, 38, Battery Felony.
DEAL, VICTOR JAMES, 19, Battery Felony.
STEPHENS, ROBERT, 50 Hold For Court.
POHL, STEVEN JOHN, 44, Warrant, Aggravated Assault W/Firearm.
JUVENILE, 13, Possession -20 Grams Marijuana, Possession Drug
CARTER, KENSHA 25, Hold For Court.
DOBBS, RAYMOND A., 27, Hold For Court.
FULLERTON, RANDOLPH G., 26, Hold For Court.
JAMES, CORNELIUS SAINT, 24, DWLS/R, Resist Without Violence.
SHIVER, BILLY DEWAYNE, 27, Warrant Passing Worthless Check, Warrant
HAWKINS, WILLIAM G., 44, Hold For Court.
ALTEMEIER, STEVEN RAY, 24, Child Support (Putnam Co.).
RAYMOND, DONALD, JR., 31, Unregistered Sexual Offender. ~
WASHINGTON, KENDRICK K., 21, Sentenced To One Year County Jail.
THOMAS, JULIUS DONTA, 21, Sentenced To 6 Months In County Jail.
ABPLANALP, JAMES C., 21, Disorderly Intoxication, Resisting Without
KOSS, KYLE RICHARD, 45, Reckless Driving Alcohol Related.
ALBRITTON, TIKI MONIQUE, 20, VOP Uttering A Forgery.
GROSS, KENNETH SAMUEL, 18, Housed For Levy County.
HINCKLEY, DOUGLAS ALLEN, .46, DWLS/R. (Habitual Offender). DUI 4th
Conviction, Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding, Refusal To Submit To Breath Test
Reckless Driving, Leaving Scene With More Of $50 Property Damage. .
DESIRANT, STEPHEN DANIEL, 34, VOP No Valid Drivers License.
Offender) 2 Cts.
ARNOLD, DUSTIN FREMONT, 23, Hold For Volusia Co. (3 Cts.)

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Dixie Education SCHOOL ZONE
Dixie Education I

I Public Service

SInformation Announcements

appointment. Appointments are
Monthly Meetings, Events every Thursday between 1-4
iand Helpful Information p.m.
Toll. Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
Medical. Donations & Volunteer 7983. A trained staff member
55 Alive Volunteer will answer.the hotline number
Instructors Needed Previous 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
experience is of no consequence, United A.B.L.E. Association -
training sessions provided. Call: helps children & adults with
352-726-0753. disabilities, and their families
' 2001 Rx. Program ,free improve their quality of life and
breathing' medications and receive necessary services. Call:
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema 877-446-2253.
or COPD for qualified patients. Meetinss & Events
Call:800-344-5764. AL-ANON Family Group AA
Call: 800-344-5764. Meetings are held every
!k Florida Department of Elder
Affars.V r n e f Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
Affairs Volunteers needed for at the First Methodist Church
the SHINE (Serving Health
In-the uSa NE (NSee g o Health in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Insurance Needs of Elders) DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Program. Comprehensive Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
training provided with flexible Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243. DAYVBldg. In Cross City
Hospice of North Central Dixie Cattleman's Association
, Florida To request 4h Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
,.information about volunteering Trailriders Club.
opportunities, Call: Jannette Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Martin at 352-379-2929. Bingo every Tuesday morning at
Poison Hotline a life-saving 11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
national hotline for poison Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
emergency treatment and advice, open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
Call: 800-222-1222. available.
*. Stop Addiction Drug NA Meetings Each Thursday
addiction can leave an individual at 7 p.m. at the Cross City
feeling helpless and out of Church of God on Kenneth St. in
control, especially if you are the Cross City, FL. Call: 352-498-
family member or friend of an 4362
addict. Narconon Arrowhead Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
can help. Narconon offers free 2nd & 4th Thursday nights at 8
Counseling, assessments and p.m.
referrals to rehabilitation centers WeightWatchers -
,. nationwide by calling 1-800- Meeting every Thursday at 5:30.
468-6933 or logging onto p.m. at the Cross City Woman's Don't Club on the comer of Barber &
wait until it's too late. Call Chewning. Call: 1-800-651-
Narconon now! ; 6000.
S,, Clubs & Oreani:ations Note: PSA's are published.without
, Car Sho'%! Last Thursday of cost at the discretion of the Advocate
every month in the parking lot of and provide brief summaries meetings
Farmers Furniture & Bell's and events of general public interest. It
RestaurantinChiefland. is the responsibility of the
Restaurant Chiefland. organization/entity to provide the
Dixie County-, Historical Advocate with accurate information
Society Sale of Dixie County and timely changes. Information and
Historical Material weekly, each changes must be submitted in writing,
Friday at the old-Old Town either by fax or by email. The Advocate
SSchool, comer of SR 55A and isnot responsible for errors or changes
CR 349. in submissions
Free Business Assistance -
.,UNF Small Business **-
-Development Center, at the Nobody realizes that
Chamber of Commerce office-in some people expend
a Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9- tremendous energy me-
12 at 498-5454to set up rely to be normal.
-Albert Camus

Suwannee Audubon Sponsors Outing
to the McGuire Butterfly Center
Suwannee Audubon is sponsoring an outing to the largest
butterfly center 'in Eastern America, the McGuire Center in
Gainesville. While this activity is not billed as a "field trip" it is an
opportunity for members, guest and the public to see more
butterflies than one can count in a rainforest setting replete with
Waterfalls and walking trails.
:The date of the outing is Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 am.
missionn is $7.50 per person, children (3-12) $4.00. It is not
necessary to be a member of the Suwannee Audubon. "This is a
loose gathering of .interested person and all are welcome," says
Jpanne Griffin, president of Suwannee Audubon.
For further information on either the McGuire outing or the
Hickory Mound evelt, call 352-542-9542.

Log Cabin Quilters
; Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, January 13th at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. Today was welcome home day.. .how good
it is to have Sarah Small,' Dorothy Riggs and Eluence Davidson
back from Illinois. They chose a quilt top to quilt while they are
here this winter. We also enjoyed having Fran Ice and Emmy
Reidy who had lunch with us.
S We brought out lots of boxes of fabric, books and what have
you to get rid of. Many people bring out what they think we can
uise and the members have a great time going through all the boxes.
We will leave it out for a couple of weelks and there we have
someone to haul it away. Come out you might find something you
can use.
Jarrod Jones and I traveled to Tampa last Friday to take the
quilts and crafts to the state fair. It's always so amazing to see this
hug building empty and when we go back in February everything
is put in place so all can see what has been done. We have spaces
on the bus and if you want to go, call 493-2801 as it is first come,
first serve. We pick up in Old Town, Chiefland and Williston on
February 15th. We leave at 4:30 to come home.
Lunch was great with chicken and dressing, meat loaf, lots of
vegetables, salad and apple pie, peach cobbler, pound cake and so
much more. Twenty-three members were present. W. Home

Check Out The ADVOCATE Onhline

First District prepares for third.

blood drive with LifeSouth
GAINESVILLE, Fla. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is
once again sending a bloodmobile to the First District for its third
blood drive in this community. For the convenience of First
District residents, the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be parked at
Higginbotham's store on Highway 351A, Saturday, January 29,.
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
"At the first blood drive we had here, we drew 10 donors, then
at the second the number went down to seven," said LifeSouth
Branch Manager Windy Moore. "We really need the entire
community's support, so we can get those numbers up and help
save even more lives."
All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol
screening. Donors must be 17 years old, weigh 103 pounds or
more and show a photo I.D. For more information, please call
(352) 334-1000.
LifeSouth supplies blood to 39 medical facilities in a 17-county
area of North Central Florida. LifeSouth is a nonprofit, charitable
organization that supplies blood components to more than 110
medical facilities in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. LifeSouth is
licensed by the FDA, accredited by the American.Association of
Blood Banks, and is a member of America's Blood Centers and

Dixie County Transportation
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.

Customer Service Training For

Rural Providers
.The Rural Health Partnership. of North Central Florida will
sponsor Customer Service Trainings for Rural Providers -in
Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Levy,
Suwannee, and Union Counties. The training has been scheduled,
for four different days: February ld, 2005 at Shands HomeCare in
Gainesville from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 25, 2005 at
Camp Weed in Live Oak from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., March 4,
2005 at Fanning Springs City Hall from.8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and March 11, 2005 at Fanning Springs City Hall from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m...
SHANDS Human Resources Development Department will
facilitate the training targeting front line. staff of raral clinics,
nursing homes, hospitals, EMNS units, county health departments
and others who regularly interact with patients, as customers. This
is a skills-building training program that develops and enhances
skills for delivering quality customer service. The training will
enableparticipants to relate quality customer service to their
organization's success, meet and exceed customers' human and
service needs, conduct effective and efficient interactions, and
handle difficult situations with customers.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. There is a small
fee of $10 for non Rural Health Partnership members. The
deadline for registration is February 9, 2005. Please contact
Shannon Helle at 352-955-2264 ext. 327 or email,
shelle( for more registration information. ,

Grief Support Group
One of the most helpful ways of coping with the death of a
loved one is to share with others who are experiencing a similar
loss. In this 4-week support group, members have an opportunity
to express their feelings and thoughts as well as gain an
understanding of grief and how it impacts their lives.
voluntary and confidential:
Please Note: You must register to enroll in the group.
S1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
February 2, 9, 16, 23
Tri-Counties Hospice House
311 NE 9th Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
To register or for more information contact: Lynn Edgar at
Hospice of the Tri-Counties at 352-493-2333.


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Foundation To

Hold Fish Fry
The Dixie County
Education Foundation will be
holding a special Fundraiser-
Fish Fry on Friday, February
4'h at the Cross City City Park
from 1 :00am-l:00pm. The
menu includes fresh mullet,
grits, hushpuppies and slaw for
only $5.00. Delivery available.
Tickets can be purchased at
Central Florida Electric,
Capital City Bank, DCHS,
Dixie County Library or from
a Foundation Board Member.

The first United States Coin to
bear the motto
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

DCCA Allstar's

Dixie County Christia
Academy has chosen Shelb
Whiddon as their "Student o
the Week". Congratulation
and keep up. the good world
Report cards will be issue
on January 26, 2005.
. Please continue to pray fc
our school. For mor
information you may call 352

Character is higher than
intellect.... A great soul
will be strong to live, as
well as to think.
---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The character of a man.
is known from his con-




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.
RRMS To Hold Tutoring Classes

& FCAT Night
On Tuesday, February 1, 2005 we have scheduled an 8d' Grade
FCAT Night.
This will be an informative night, where you and your child
will review sample FCAT DOE wiring prompts, reading passages,
and math items. Pizza and refreshments will be served free of
charge. Please understand that only RRMS 8'r graders and two
parents or guardians are to attend.
It is important that you, as a parent of an 8th grader, are aware-
of the importance of this test. We feel that once you are aware of
the test's format, scoring, and requirements, together, we can help
your child perform to the best of his/her ability.

FRIDAY JANUARY 21 The Second Nine Weeks Awards
Programs will be held. Call 498-1333 for exact times.

MONDAY JANUARY 24, Beef Nuggets or Baked Ham w/
Cornbread, Macaroni & Cheese, Steamed Cabbage, Fruit or
Fruit Juice, Milk.
*A.R. Family Night at 5:00 7:00 P.M.
TUESDAY- JANUARY 25.- Lasagna wl/French Bread or Hot
Dog on Bun, Tossed Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Fruit or Fruit
Juice, Milk.
*Fifth Grade Parent FCAT Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26,- Corn Dog, French Fries,
Creamy Pudding, Fruit or Fruit Juice & Milk.
THURSDAY JANUARY 27. Shepherd's Pie w/Hot Rolls or
BBQ Bun on Bun, Mixed Vegetable, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Fourth Grade parent FCAT Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
FRIDAY- DECEMBER 28- Pizza or Manager's Choice, French
Fries, Fruit, or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Valentine Pageant Registration Ends.
Anderson Elementary to Hold-

Awards Assembly
Anderson Elementary School will hold assemblies on Friday,'
January 21, 2005 throughout the day, to present academic and'
attendance awards for the second nine weeks..
Call the office at 498-1333 for exact time for specific grade;

y 2005 OTE Pageant
)f It's that time of year again. The Old Town Elementary School
is is holding its pageant. This year we have opened the pageant to
k, anyone between the age of one month to the 5th grade. The pageant
will be held February 11th, 2005 at 6:00 PM in the Old Town
d Elementary School Cafeteria.
Applications can be picked up at the front office of the school.
)r Entry fee is $40.00 which will include a picture package, taken by
re Fred Sabback Photography. Return applications to Connie Land mi
2- the front office of the school be Wednesday, February 2, 2005.
Any questions call Connie at 542-7818, ext. 300.
Advanced tickets -ill be on sale beginning February 7th at the
front desk
All proceeds go to help the students at Old Town Elementary

12th Annual Hee-Haw

Show Set For Jan. 29
Everyone get ready! The .12th Annual Hee-Haw Production
has been set for January 29th in,the DCHS Auditorium at 7:00
P.M. A wonderful slate of performers is being put together for
your entertainment pleasure, so make your plans now and mark
your calendar for the 29th.

Fenton Art Glass
Family Signing Event...
" :.. .Meet Lynn Fenton Erb,
great-granddaughter of the founder,
S" and get your purchases signed.

SI Also available, a Favrene Vase,
handmade exclusively for
Fenton Family Signing Events

*Celebrate Fenton's 100th!
*Sign up to win a special door prize!
*Watch the Fenton factory tour on video!
*Enjoy meeting other avid Fenton collectors!


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(352) 688-7690
Signing Date: February 24, 2005
4:00 7:00 P.M.

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Cross City

February 13-16

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spoke inhalation as well, but was not critical.
Lypee, Frog and Buddy all took in some smoke
but, were not hospitalized.
While the rest of the family has healed,
Alisha continues to have problems due to the
smoke damage to her lungs. She has some
scaring on her arm and one foot, but doctors say
that those scares will continue to heal and fade.
The Coopers feel very blessed to have
survived the ordeal and are thankful that Buddy
was able to alert them in time.
ti., .The State Fire Marshall's report states that the
origin of the fire came from a faulty electrical
socket located behind the couch.
', Their home, located off McArthur in Cross

City, stands vacant and stripped down to the
frame. The only part that was worth saving.
They didn't have insurance and have to rebuild
on their own little, by little, day, by day. Lynee
stated that they have set up a building fund at
Drummond Bank and will continue to rebuild as
the funds allow.
The Coopers wish to thank the Cross City
Volunteer Fire Department, Dixie County
Sheriffs Department, Arthur Bellot and Dixie
EMS for all their assistance. They also would
like to thank everyone who has prayed for them
and helped replace some of the items lost in the

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At approximately 10:00 am the Coast Guard
located Sims' 21-foot Maxim boat drifting in the
Gulf waters. The boat was towed to a marina in
Horseshoe Beach. Putnam picked the boat up and
took it back to his marina where Sims is renting a
The search continued throughout the day with
everyone in the area on high alert for the 65-year-
old man. It was about 3:45 in the afternoon when
Officer Kirchinger saw Sims walking along the
sho line. Other than suffering from exhaustion,
Simn was in great shape and very grateful for
everyone who assisted in the search, especially
his good friends at Palm Grove Marina.
Sinis started vacationing in Steinhatchee in

This Side of60,
Write 'A Letter to a Friend Thi
By: Marie Snider, Syndicated Columnist and Health
Working as communications director in a
mental health facility for 25 years, I knew that
May was National Mental
Health Month, as well as
'- : Older Americans Month.
But until recently, I
did not know how many
other causes had
designated a "National
Month." There's
S/ something for everyone.
Marie Snider National Hobby
Marie Snider Month, National Book
Montli, National Oatmeal Month, Bread Machine
Baking Month, Clean Up Your Computer Month,
National Poetry Month, National Get Organized
Reaching Your Potential Month, National
Siamp Collectors Month, National Candy Month,
National Coffee Gourmet Month.
But the one that intrigued me is in January -
National Letter Writing Month.
After I left home for college, my mother and I
corresponded every week. I was very faithful and
.y-ery prompt % ith my letters. That continued until
my mother and I began living in the same city in
Since then, I have been very remiss with
letter writing. I never answered Lois and Sally's
letters that came about 10 years ago. Now, I can't
answer ihem. because'both of my fellow teachers
from the 1950s are gone.
More recently, I haven't answered Betty Lou
a student whom I taught in high school years
ago. And I haven't answered Elvera a friend
from grade school. On top of that, I have a fat file
.of unans% ered letters and e-mails.
I always mean to write letters and answer e-
mails. But, somehow, the time slips away. That's
I where time management comes in.

1991 upon the recommendation of friends. A
retired Presbyterian minister, Sims worked with a
variety of social programs in Richmond,
Virginia. He has three children and three
grandchildren and a host of God's children that
he still cares for.
Sims stated that he has made his mind up to
settle down in Steinhatchee where he knows the
people and can continue his spiritual journey,
touring our beautiful coastline and natural setting.
He also wanted to get this special message
out to everyone, "If I learned anything with this
experience it is that you should never leave your
boat!" Don't forget that radio next time too,

s Month
care Writer
The backbone. of time management is
prioritizing tasks. Every morning, make a list of
the things you want to finish today. Then.
prioritize your to-do list by labeling the tasks
with "A B C" and so on. If letter writing is way
down the list, think again.
Is there a Lois or Sally, who would appreciate
a letter while there's time? Or is there a Betty
Lou or Elvera you would love to connect with
after all these years?
How about your college roommate or your
one remaining uncle? The friend who recently
moved to another city or the cousin who always
sends a long newsy letter with her Christmas
card? Is there anyone in the hospital who would
appreciate a greeting card with a little note?
There's no better time to get started than now,
during National Letter Writing Month. So, as you
plan how to spend your time this month, decide
to make letter writing a priority.
Do it for your family and your friends to
make them happy. But mostly do it for yourself,
because researchers report that maintaining
strong social relationships is one of the secrets of
successful aging.
"It is not the bad things that happen to us that,
doom us; it is the good people who happen to us
at any age that facilitate enjoyable old age,"
writes George Vaillant, in "Aging Well:.
Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the
Landmark Harvard Study of Adult
Friends, says Vaillant, "add more to life's
enjoyment than retirement income."
So think of your friends from far away or
near, and join me in celebrating National Letter
Writing Month. Write a letter or e-mail today and
do the same tomorrow or next week in order to
help create your own enjoyable old age.

You really should advertise your business in the Dixie County Advocate. I
reaches more and more people in Dixie County every week-


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men or women find in their lifetime. So, I am truly blessed.
And even in the face of the 7-day workweeks with 16-18 hour
days, if to guide the ship were all that I received as my slice of the
life's pie, I would leave or die a happy man.
But there has been so much more more than this final column
could begin to contain.
You see, my tenure in Dixie County is more than just ink on
paper. It is about people, some truly wonderful, kind, loving and
supportive people.
Now don't get anxious, because I would not begin to attempt to
name all of the Robert's, Lori's, Jaime's, Arthur's, Ann's, Betty's,
Fred's, Bob's, John's, Alton's, Kathryn's, Marcus', James',
Buddy's, Chad's, Joyce's, Hal's, Cindy's, Betty's, Violet's, Jake's,
Matt', Maureen's, Shirley's, Gene's, Vernon's, Melissa's,
Meagan's, Andrew's, Brent's, Doyle's, Joe Hubert's, Sammy's,
Dewey's, Leenette's, Joey's, Dale's, Jane's, Jennifer's, Becky's,
Mac's, Stanley's, Ernie's, Ardith's, Hayward's, Jerry's, Tommy's,
Martha's, Julie's, Mike's, Ray's, Top's, Brenda's, Tim's, Hank's,
Linda's, Sonny's, Ralph's, Dan's, Woody's, Connie's, Crystal's,
Marci's, Rhonda's, Debbie's, Tyson's, Randy's, Gary's, George's,
Steve's, Dennis', Vivian's, Cecilia's, Myrtle's,. Sharon's,
Charlotte's, Chuck's, Edward's, Angie's, Regina's, Tank's, Joy's,
Barbara's, Mae's, Star's, Bobbie's, Joann's, Carla's, Donna's, ...
well, you get the idea.
And of course, I could not write this column without giving
credit to those who supported me in and out of the office these past
years, often into the dead of night and even in the pre-dawn hours.
The Advocate would not be a newspaper without Sue
Chewning. Now approaching 30 years on the job as the lynchpin
of the operation, Sue is the backbone, the front-bone, the head and
the foot of what makes the newspaper run.
There is not enough that I could say or do to thank her for the
contribution that she has made to make the Dixie County Advocate
a success and for all that she has taught me along the way.
And of course there are others that deserve to be singled out.
For the past several years, Terri Langford has proven herself to be a
willing and capable reporter and "doer of all things" whenever
asked. It has been a pleasure to work with her.
Before her, Linda Swann was the chief copywriter, followed by
Joy Dyals. To both of these ladies I send out a hug of thanks.
In the bookkeeping department, Patricia Coughlin served the
Advocate and its customers well. This is one highly qualified lady,
who constantly amazed me with her penchant for accuracy and for
perfecting the accounting system.
Now, Joyann Rogers has moved in to take over the
bookkeeping reins and is proving herself to be a competent
replacement for Patricia, who moved on last summer.
You see a newspaper is only successful because of the people
who make it happen and because of the people within the

Continued from page 1
with us.
About 35 years ago I went to Montreal, Canada as a delegate of
my local union. (I was Vice-president of the local.) I saw an Old
gentleman that looked like Uncle Gillon Bellot of the First District.
When I got closer, I saw his nametag was James Bellot of Perry
Pulp Mill, another old OTES schoolmate of mine, as well as his
lovely wife. We had lots to rehash, talked about everything except
pulp mills.
We had several meals together at a Chinese Restaurant. (It was
cheaper than eating in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. A good, all-you-
can-eat meal there was $1.50 where as a meal in our hotel was $12
or $15 and not nearly as good. I have heard when a Chinese
restaurant operts in an area; pretty soon you no longer see stray cats
of dogs. I have'no idea why or if that is so, but they put out a fine,
cheap meal. We need one to open near me; there are too many cats,

Crist Reaches Settlement with AT&T to]
TAMPA Attorney General Charlie Crist announced Tuesday a
settlement with AT&T Corp. that will provide free telephone
calling cards for Floridians currently serving in military duty
overseas in the war on terror. Joining Crist at the settlement
announcement was Maj. General John Castellaw, Chief of Staff of
the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) based in Tampa.
The settlement agreement documents that Florida consumers have
received more than $1 million in refunds or credits, and resolves
the lawsuit in which the Attorney General alleged that AT&T
wrongly billed consumers for services they neither requested nor
More than 86,700 Florida consumers were hit with an improper
$3.95 monthly charge beginning around January 1, 2004. Under the
agreement, AT&T will provide up to 8,000 prepaid phone cards to
be distributed by the Attorney General's to Floridians serving in
Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait as part of the war on terrorism. The
cards will go to each member of the United States military who is
currently serving in those countries and who lives in Florida or

community, who support it both financially and with contributiol4
to its content.
To all of those who worked along side and to all of those whi
felt like I have done a good job, I offer my heartfelt gratitude. Yc
are all solid gold in my book.
I am sure that over these past five years, I have made son
people glad and some people mad. That is simply the nature oft.
newspaper business.
Some might remark, "I'm glad you sold it! There is room f
On the other hand, some might ask, "Why did you sell
newspaper? You were really doing a great job!"
To the first group I have no reply. Everyone is entitled to his or
her own opinion. In all honesty, I have received very few negative
barbs over the past five years and I have always tried to leave those
who had a strong negative conviction with the best taste possible in
their mouth and mind.
To those who have been so supportive of my efforts (and their
have been more than I can count or have been able to list above), I
am writing this column. I can promise you it won't be my last to
appear in the Advocate, even though it will be the last as Editor.
The headline reads "Moving On But Not Away." I. own a
home in Cross City, one that I love very much. I have been blessed
with a number of friendships in the community, all of which I will
truly treasure, and I have a genuine interest in playing a roll, afbd'it
a lesser role, in the continuing success of the Dixie County
So, I am moving on with my life... going in a slightly different
direction. But, I am not moving out of Cross City, at least for a
I have a grandson, Andrew Ryan Preston, who will graduate
this year from the Naval Academy (with honors I say with no small
amount of pride)- and I want to have the time to bask in his
By the way, his younger brother, Ashley Taylor Preston, is just
two years behind Andrew and seems to be on track to top all of his
older brother's accomplishments, so I will have more time to dote
on him too.
So, my good friends and readers, I am handing over the
captain's chair to Sue and the crew, who will remain on board the
good ship Advocate.
In leaving, the new owners have hired a highly qualified,
community-sensitive, and likeable journalist, who is a native of
Florida and has a heart and a desire for gathering and writing news
for this rural weekly. His name is Mike Moore and I ask that you
extend to him the same hand of friendship that you have' so
graciously given to me.
Meanwhile, Abbey (the newspaper dog) and I won't say,
"Goodbye." Instead, we'll just say, "See you around."

dogs, armadillos, and possums around here anyway. I wonder wh'y
the strays leave; the food sure smells good. Does anyone out there
have any idea?)
On an unrelated note: as a kid I used to go home with some
boys from school who lived in the first district, They trapped year
round and whatever they caught, they ate the meat and sold the
hide. There was a houseful of those kids, all healthy. The boys
were tough and the girls pretty. I think all the boys served time in
the military; they were healthy, tough, strong, and good men. Their
mom was a best of goodest cooks. She was a good manager to raise
a houseful of kids as a widow, all by herself.
An Ex-Old Towner,
R.A. Green, PhD (Posthole Digger)
(This is another in a continuing series of articles submitted by
R. A. Green. Mr. Green now lives in Century, Florida where le
operates the R. A. Green Monument and Chain Link Fence Co.)
Benefit Troops
whose family lives in Florida. All such personnel including thos6
in active duty, reservists and members of the National Guard will
receive phone cards for 60 minutes of calling time from Iraq,
Afghanistan or Kuwait to the United States.
Three weeks after the Attorney General filed suit, a court
ordered AT&T to refund improper charges. According to the
agreement, AT&T has processed refunds or credits totaling
$1,071,002 for Florida consumers affected by the improper
charges. The company also sent letters of apology to affected
Tuesday's agreement comes three months after a Leon Counity
Circuit Court judge allowed the Attorney General's lawsuit to
move forward, denying AT&T's request to halt the lawsuit and,
send the case to an administrative hearing under the authority of the
Florida Public Service Commission. /
In addition to providing up to 8,000 prepaid phone cakdse
AT&T will submit $250,000 to reimburse Florida taxpayers for tht
cost of the investigation and litigation.

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New Sign on Trail Points to First
united Methodist Church

Djdie County sign maker Jim Wright (left) installs a new sign alongside
the-.Nature Coast Trail in Cross City that points the way to the First
United Methodist Church. "This is the first time a sign has been
installed for this church," Wright said. The sign .was placed in
cooperation with the Office of Greenways and Trails. Trail Manager
Kirk Marhejka (2"d from the right) and trail worker Marshall Thoman
(right) assisted Wright with the installation.

RRMS Principal's List
Each six weeks students at Ruth Rains Middle School who
have straight "A's" or 5 "A's" and 1 "B", no discipline referrals
and 2 or less absences are rewarded by being placed on the schools
Principal's List. These students come to lunch early each day for
six weeks.
6'h Graders VanAemam, Kelsey Manos, Jacob
Alcorn-Hatcher, Ada Weaver, Amanda Skelton, Jordan
lemons, John 7th Graders Smith, Samantha
0Dy, Caysi Beckham, Jessilen Sullivan, Brett
Gbdson, Lee Brigman, Holly Whittington, Ric
Henson, Elisha Burbach, Selena Ward, Brett
Ji'hnson, Tyler Dillon, Jayson 8th Graders
Locke, Lindsey Edmonds, Olivia Aiken, Earl
Neiss, Ariel Fleming, Roxanne Anguish, Kaci
Q'Steen, Lacy Fowler, Charla Corbin, Taylor
Pinner, Brittany Gore, Nicole Knuth, Shian
Roberts, Kirby Hunt, Megan Shaver, Krista
singleton, Nathan Jacobs, Maggie Thornton, Katie
Thornomton, Hillary Keen, Kameron Wood, Klint

Gulf State
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january 23rd
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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.

Where History Lives:
ATour Of The White House
(NAPS)-From the Oval
Office to the State Rooms and
the first family quarters, a
new documentary takes view-
ers on a fascinating visit
of America's most famous

Photo by William Phillips
,; .. .. Where History Lives" is a
S'* ..... ........ : private tour through the halls.
Advocate and history of the White
FO r A ll The tour begins in the
Fo JrLibrary with a welcome from
Quartet First Lady Laura Bush and
L, will Y O U continues through the majes-
ng ther tic marble Entrance Hall into
ag thethe State Rooms. It features
ice at I T Ihighlights of the historic fur-*
hurch, i nishings and fine arts col-
efland, Behold The Tabernacle of God

Quartet Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord say turn to Ezekiel
as, he 13:1, and the word of the Lord came unto me, saying "...Oh, Glory to
9, has God! .When you are walking with God, as Ezekiel was, and your heart is
isively pure and hungry for the Truth.. the Word of the Lord WILL COME TO
leading YOU! It is seeking a lodging place in the hearts and minds of men who are
ig and not afraid to know the Truth! They may be in ihe minority, as Ezekiel was,
100 and they may be scorned and mocked as false.. Butt when the Word of the
of all Lord comes to them, they can never be the same again,' Look atwerse-2-
"Say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the
:ughes, word of the Lord;" Yes there are those who preach the which sounds good,
ne is which they would like to see come to pass, "out of their own hearts"'but
Gospel when the word of the Lord comes, it will not be liked by the natural man. I -
g will the Day-of the Lord say verses says that these foolish prophets follow their
nite own spirit and have seen nothing! What is this that these men have been
myite telling God's people, what is it they have not seen? Ezekiel goes on the
wship say that these false prophets who were so accepted by Israel had been
d dish seducing the people, preaching "Peace", when there was no peace. For
the God had determined JUDGMENT upon the land, but these men had not
deen the true Word of the Lord, and they kept telling the people that God
nation would not let judgment come to His own chosen people, the apple of His
office at eye.. Now would He? I the Day of the Lord say how much this sounds like
the preachers of our day who have seduced the vast majority of God's
people into believing that before Judgment or the Great Tribulation, or
The Day of the Lord comes...that God would let them all fly away to
some other place in the physical universe and escape those days that are
coming upon the earth! But Ezekiel faithfully warns them, as Paul did, that
they would have to : "Oh Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the
deserts. Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedges for
the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord." Hebrew
says that we "see the Day approaching." Paul told the Ephesians they
would have to datnd in the Evil Day. I the Day of the Lord say Ezekiel has
the Word of the Lord that God's people are going to stand.. "in the Day of
r the Lord." The prophet goes on in that 13th chapter to tell what God will
do to those prophets who fall to warn God's people. Continued next week.


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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.

A4 Friendly Loving Church

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Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
\ Morning Worship 11:00A.M.
Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Wed.Pfrayer Meeting 7:00 P.M.
Pastor David B. Downing
At The Intersection Of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.

Watson & Bullard Announce


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Danny Watson & Debbie Bullard
Danny Watson & Debbie Bullard are happy to announce their
engagement and approaching marriage.
Debbie is the daughter of Linda Lester of High Springs, Florida
and Melvin & Betty Eiland of Chiefland, Florida.
Danny is the son of Roger & Sheila Watson of Cross City,
Florida. He is the grandson of Vida Faye Weeks and the late M.J.
Weeks, Jr. of Suwannee, Florida, Ruby Watson of Mississippi, and
Thetis Poore of Cross City, Florida.
A summer wedding is being planned for July 30th, 2005.

The District Spelling Bee winners would like to send out a
special "Thank You" to the following area businesses for their
prize donation: Dairy Queen, McDonald's and Hardee's for the
coupons presented to each contestant and to Bank of America for
the $50 Savings Bond presented to the winner, Katie Thornton.
Your support of our youth is greatly appreciated.

election and offers glimpses
of the behind-the-scenes
activity in the flower shop,
kitchen and other rarely seen
areas. Historical footage pro-
vides a look back in time at
earlier administrations. The
President closes the film with
remarks from the Oval Office
in the West Wing.
The 30-minute PBS docu-
mentary, produced by the non-
profit White House Historical
Association, is available to the
public for $14.95 plus ship-
ping and can be ordered by
calling 1-800-555-2451 or vis-
iting www.whitehousehis
, Both the DVD and
the video are accompanied by
a teachingguidetht in,, ludi-'
classroom activities.

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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

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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 To God's lHouse
of OLf TOWiA
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.
Famits p tis t

"The Church With An Open Door'"
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship........................ 11:00 A.M.
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








Ladies Bible Study
"First Things
First, Priorities of
a Godly Woman"
Eight weeks of
study beginning
January 10th & 11th

Monday at 6:30
p.m. and Tuesday
at noon First :
Baptist Church of
Cross City, Forida

Teacher Nancy
Holifield -
All ladies of the
community are
Nursery provided for all:
teaching sessions.
Sponsored by:
First Baptist Church of Cross
City, Florida
Live the Life Ministries of

Happy Birthday To
Our #1 Nephew


January 22, 2005
Love... Aunt Punkin
.& Uncle Steve

52 NE 145th Street
Sunday 10AM 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.
Prayer Service........7:00 P.M.'
Choir Practice........7:45 P.M.

Seven th-Day
Adventist Church
Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord
Sabbath School.............9:30 A.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
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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 PMI
Leon Holden, Pastor
"l was glad wlien they said unto me, let usgo into the house of the LORD." Psalns 122:1

Agape' Christian Center
"Wherv YouAneKnown By flrorLove"
River Road 66 SW 964th Old Town
Sunday Worship io A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday 7:oo P.M. Bible Study
Wednesday...........7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting

Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor-J.D. Clark Ph. (352) 210-0105


An Overnight Retreat For Girls In Grades 6-12
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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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

Abundant Life and Living
2005 is the year to rise!
Isaiah 60:1 (KJV) states "Arise, shine: for thy light is come,
and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. "
Today a star doesn't shine in the east for the human family to
follow that leads to the saviors birthplace,
however every one of us was miraculously
birthed with our own star that shines inside
of us, which is our purpose, mission or
assignment life gave us when we were
conceived to follow. If we keep our star
shining in us, it will provide a light that will
show others the way of abundant living.
We will be a blessing to many if we follow
our star, develop our greatness, birth out the Lucille Stockton
very best of who we are, and don't sell our
SArise and, shine the world is waiting for our own unique
contributionand God need our eyes, hands, ears, feet, mouth, and
dur minds. So let's get busy; doing all we can to replenish the earth
with whatever our mission is on this earth planet. Only we can do
the job' that was assigned to us.
L We all are unique people and have our own special missions
for the world. No excuses acceptable, Follow your Star, be wise,
bring your gifts and present them.
"Love Life And Live It".

blue Grass Gospel Concert
The .Easter Brothers & Steve (Rabbit) Easter will appear in
qohncert at Faith Baptist Church, Hwy 55A, Old Town, on Friday,
February 4, 2005 at 7:00 pm. There is no admission charge,
however a love offering will be taken.
For further information and directions contact K.C. Crenshaw,
352-542-9820 or Elvira Westbury at the Praise Shop, Chiefland,

Calvary Temple News
'% True Miracle"
, This past Sunday Calvary Temple witnessed a true miracle.
Perhaps -not the kind that you might imagine, yet miraculous
nevertheless. What could have been a terrible tragedy did not
Happen, and to God we have to give the glory.
SAs one of our church members started her car and backed into
the driveway to return home, her accelerator went to the floor and
stuck at full speed in reverse. With cars on each side of the narrow
driveway she frantically tried to both stop and steer the car as best
she could. Sideswiping three automobiles in the process the car
raced in reverse toward the deep pit of water across the road
stopping only after it had collided with a fourth vehicle. She did an
amazing job of controlling the vehicle as best as possible.
The miracle? Church had just dismissed along with Kids
Church. Ordinarily that same driveway would have been filled
ivith both children and adults. With no way to stop the vehicle and'
the speed it had accumulated, terrible death and destruction would
have been certain.
One of our dear ladies "was" in that driveway. The out of
control vehicle hit this dear sister. Another miracle? Although hit
by an out of control vehicle she only sustained a broken wrist and
'fractured arm, but miraculously, her life was spared.
Another miracle? Had the forth vehicle not been about to exit
the driveway and been in direct path of the vehicle, it would have
most assuredly ended up at the bottom of the rock pit with the
driver inside.
This was a freakish and terrible accident. Two automobiles
were badly damaged, one beautiful lady was injured, all of uswere
badly shaken, but the way that God watched over a kept both the
children and adults from death was nothing less than a miracle. As
my mind creates an image of what could have been, I am
overwhelmed. by the awesomeness of God and His protection.
Automobiles can be replaced -- human life cannot. Thank You
Heavenly Father. We are forever indebted to you. Surely Your
Angels were present on this day.

7The Word Made **
Flesh I am not sincere, even
When I say I am not.
!'Four Churches" --Jules Renard
i Continues from last week. I
$he son of man, say that the
falses, which have hitherto
desolated the Christian Church,
and at, length consummated it, s
,were principally the following, C h u r
1. That its members receded
from the worship of the Lord Kentr o *S e
preached by the Apostles, and Sunday School 10:00A
from faith in Him. 2. That they Morneing Woship................. 11 ,00
seprate the D n T y Children's Church..................11.O0
separated the Divine Trinity Evening Wor-ship630
"from the Lord, and transferred it en F Ti nHe,
Wednesday Family Training Hour
to three divine and eternal d includes
Adult & Teen Ministry,
*persons, and consequently to Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club
|three gods. 3. That they divided 7:30 P.M.
-saving faith among these three Nursery or A Services
,persons. 4. That they separated Proclaiming The Full Gospel For Al
*charity and good works from
this faith, as not being at the
same time of saving nature. 5. X O
;That they dedused from this "' .
;faith alone, justification, that is,
'the remission of sins, "A Church 14
regeneration, and salvation, ."
independent of man's so-
,operation. 6. That they denied
tman free will in spiritual thing,
:asserting thus that God alone
operated in man, and that in his
"part man does not operate at all.
7. .. That the necessary, Pr esb
c q of t1 w Pastors Theadus & Benita Corbin
,.consequence of this was (352) 498.5837
Predestination by which
'religion is abolished. 8. That
they made the passion of the Th FirS United A
'cross to be redemption. I the 22 NE 138th St. -- Cross City
,son of man, say that from these (behind the Courthouse)
tenets falses burst forth in such (352) 498-3420 Chur<
abundance, that there was no
longer aniy genuine truth e/, 4t. ,.
urifalsified, nor any genuine
Good unadulterated. That the ,# Ca. 4\
church is totally ignorant of its of ,
desolation anid consummation. 7" Peft f the 'a4 d e

and cannot know any thing of it, SU N DAY
,until the Divine truths is Sunday School..............g:45 a.
revealed by theLord. I the son Morning Worship.........11:00 a.
.of man, say The Word is so
'darkened and changed, that no
truth any -longer appears in it. M cCrabb BC
Ths new church shall notbertof
* established like the former by N
.miracles, and this for many Danny RK4 c
reasons. That instead of Sunday School 9:45 A.M.;
;miracles, the spiritual sense of Church Training 6:00 P.M.;
*the Word is revealed, and the Women's Prayer Group
nature of heaven and hell Wednesday Prayer
manifested, also that man lives Brotherhood/WMU- 1s
i'a man after death as before
. which discoveries are to be EVERYONE
;preferred to all miracles. Love i
;you, continued next week. C om e W orsl

Faith Baptist Church News
It was a beautiful day today at Faith. Bro. Jackie did his usual
great job of bringing God's word to us and the Spirit was strong.
The special music was indeed "special" as always.
Mark your calendars to be sure you don't miss the Easter
Brothers who will be in concert at Faith on February 4"' at 7:00
pm. The concert is free, but there will be a love offering taken up
for them to help with their travels. They are a bluegrass gospel
group and they're fabulous. If you missed them last time, be sure
you come out and hear them this time. They will truly bless your
Our attendance has been up in spite of lots of our members
being sick. We want to invite you to come for Sunday School and
church each Sunday and again on Wednesday night for your mid-
week fill-up.
Remember to pray for the lost, the sick and the unconcerned.
God will bless you for it. We'll be looking for you next week. We
at Faith love you and wish you a wonderful week.

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 our speaker.
He has pastured churches in ..
Tennessee and Texas and has
worked in full time ministry .'
for 50 years. Q
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.

FASCAR Tabs Snipes to Lead
With their first official event less than two
weeks away, the FASCAR Pro Truck Series has
put a key component into place for the inaugural
season. FASCAR announced the hiring of Troy
Snipes as Series Director for the newly formed
. Snipes, 41, are a lifelong resident of Volusia
County who has extensive officiating
experience. He has served in multiple tech and
official capacities with NASCAR during an
eight-year career. Snipes chose to step away
from. the circuit to spend more time with" his
family. The FASCAR position will allow him to
utilize his experience without extensive road
trips. Snipes understands the importance of the
support of his family, including wife Kristi.
"I'm genuinely excited about this
opportunity," said Snipes. "I'm all about these
drivers and these crews and I'm all about safety.
I want the guy who pulls into the pits last with an
open trailer to feel like lie has just as much of a
chance as the guy who brought his equipment in
with an 18-wheeler."
Snipes realizes the importance of providing a ,
good product for all parties involved. "I ilunk the
drivers and people involved in the series Nv ill find
out quickly that they can respect me because I.
respect them. I will be fair and play by the
book. What's there applies to everyone. I'm not,
here to try to make a name for myself. I'm here
because this is a great opportunity with great


1 People

Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey

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.
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, Florida


m. Adi

Howard Grimmenga,
ult Choir ....................7:30 p.m .

zptist Church
/ld Town on SR 349
Worship Service 11:00 A.M.;
Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.;
- 3rd Tuesday 10:00 A.M.
r Meeting 7:00 P.M.;
*t Wednesday 7:00 P.M.


lip With Us !

1 00

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


Morrow To


February 3rd
Refresh your spirit on
Thursday, February 3rd by
attending a lively and life
affirming concert by country
gospel singer Marvin Morrow.
The concert will be held
beginning at 7:00 pm at Faith
Place at Otter Springs, a retreat
well-known locally for its
natural beauty.
To listen to samples of his
music and to learn more about
his ministry, visit his website
Faith House is located at
6480 SW 80th Avenue in
Gilchrist County. For
information, call Trish at 463-

If you see
NEWS in the
making call the
Dixie County


Truck Series
potential and I'm excited about getting started."
Snipes has hit the ground running with a
strenuous daily schedule. "I'm trying to set the
PR work, get a contact form down, things like
that. I want to be the kind of director who will
go to the shops and look at the trucks and meet
everybody away from the track. I don't want to
wait "til Saturday. This will give them time to
change things that need to be changed and
everybody will be relaxed at the track. Let's put
some nice equipment out there on the tracks.
"I don't know what the crowds are going to be
like. I'm coming from a world (NASCAR Nextel
Cup) where we had a quarter of a million people
and no empty seats. I don't want us to race in
front of empty seats. I think we can get sellouts."
The FASCAR Pro Truck Series has already
developed a positive schedule for 2005. "I want
people to remember where this series started and,
five years from now, look back on how much it
has grown. I have never been a driver, but I can
relate to drivers because I have been around them
so much. This series is about the people and I'm
thrilled that FASCAR is willing to take a chance
.on me. You can tell anlbod) anything, but the
real test comes in doing it at. the track on
Saturday nights, I'm ready."
The series opens it's 2005 campaign at USA
International Speedway in Lakeland during the
Speedfest January 26-29.

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
First Bapftist C/iurc,
www. fbccc. corn
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 Staon o- 101.7-11.:00 a. m.)
Nursery iProvid'ed
Evening W orship ..... ........................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 PM.
Adult Bible Study & Prayer..............7:00 P.M.
Adult Choir Practice.............................. 8:00 P.M.

Ba2ptist Cdhurch

Sunday School............10:00 a.m. -Children 's Ministry
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m. Youth Mnistry
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


Lawrence H. Frow, Sr.
Lawrence H. Frow, Sr. of Steinhatchee, Florida passed away at;
North Florida Regional Medical Center on Monday, January .17,
2005 at the age of 90.
Lawrence was born in Coconut Grove Florida and was their
eldest of six children. He followed his father grandfather and great i
grandfather in their love of the sea. He was on the water one wayi
or another all his life, as a commercial fisherman and charter/party
boat guide among other occupations.
He served during WWII with the Merchant Marines and w as
both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. His duty had many hazards^
as he was on fuel tankers carrying necessary fuel to other ships etc.
He is survived by his wife Juanita B. of Steinhatchee; one son
Lawrence Jr. of Jena; two stepdaughters, Christine Hook of Dallas,
TX and Gael Olson of Marathon, FL; two brothers Charles and
Floyd Frow of Marathon, FL; two sisters Katherine Ciccone, Little
Torch Key, FL and Lillian Orr, Miami, FL; 3 grandsons and
various nephew and nieces.
Floyd Raymond Osteen
Mr. Floyd Raymond Osteen, 57 years of age and lifetime;
resident of Cross City, passed away Sunday, 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 ts 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 Ostedn;
and 2-sisters, Pauline and Caroline.
He is survived by his mother Ruby Osteen; brothers, Larrij
(Ruby) Osteen, David (Janet) Osteen, Richard (Ada Jean) Ostene'
and William (Nan) Osteen; sisters, Lorrine Dougherty, Julia
(Shorty) Smith; daughters, Sierra Osteen and Ariglea Ibarra both'6f
Arcadia; 2 granddaughters and several nieces and nephew's
cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 12, 2005' al
11:00am at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Billy Robson officiating. Burial followed at Butler Cemetery n
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.

Cindy Lee Wood
Mrs. Cindy Lee Wood, 46 years old, of Cross City, passed'
away Monday, January 10, 2005 at North Florida Regionil'
Medical Center, after a six-year battle with breast cancer. Mr.
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. Mr.
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, Kevih'
Wood of Cross City; her parents Harold and Wilma Pauley o'
Cross City; son Michael Wayne Wood of Moody Air Force Bas',e
and daughter Jennifer Wood of Cross City.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 14, 2005 At
2:00pm at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Royce Hanshew officiating. Burial followed 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. '. )

Located On Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd.
Sunday School.........................10:00 a.m. :
Morning Woryhip 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

Ly'd/da Ba/vtist C/ ,vc
Crlwrz M you Can Ctwl Home" '
Sunday Morning Prayer: 9:15A.M.
Sunday School: 9:45 A.M.
Sunday Wbrship: 11:00A.M.
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M.
Wed. 7:00P.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

Holy Cross Catholic Church.,
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30 A.M.
BINGO Every Tuesday
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Games begins at 11:00 a.m.

(352) 498-5671
Located on Hwy. 19 S of Cross City
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor


lnT w-is- Chxturc'h .s
Old Town Next To T.rugas

Sunday School 9:45 A. M.
Worship Service 11A.M.
Evening Worship 6:P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M.
SCome Grow Wfi/tf 11s5.

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, 8ohn Lunsford
Jntersection ofSR 349 & CR 3 51

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2"6i 1sf1 r aE visit, stal for n lifetime"
Sunday Worship ---- 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service ---- 7:00 PAL.
Nursery Ages 2 yrs. & Under
Kid's Church -- Ages 3-1" 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. 4958-5535
Bible Study............9:45 A.M.
Worship Service..1 1 :00 A.M.
Church Training.....6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship....7:OO P.M.
Prayer Meetin..
Archie Knowles,
Wednesday............7:00 P.M. Pastor

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

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Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle) has been chosen by Speaker
Allan Bense to serve as a member of the Joint Select Committee on
Hurricane Insurance.
The Joint Committee is charged with studying aspects of the
residential insurance market in light of the potential $20 billion in
losses from the 2004 storms which have provided a serious
challenge to maintaining a viable private sector market and to
keeping premium increases to a bare minimum.
In December, the Florida Legislature called a Special Session
to address issues relating to unforeseen and unaffordable expenses
to residential policyholders due to the impact of multiple hurricane
deductibles. As a result, the Legislature passed a requirement that
policies issued after May 1, 2005, have an annual hurricane
deductible and provided tax relief to Floridians whose primary
residences were destroyed by the hurricanes.
In a press release on the formation of this Select Committee,
Speaker Bense explained, "In order to allow the Legislature to
better study and evaluate these complex issues, the President and I
are forming the Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance to
gather a broader base of knowledge and allow more public input
than could be accomplished during the brief Special Session."
Rep. Kendrick agreed with the Speaker that "we must continue
our commitment to finding innovative ways to calm Florida's
volatile home insurance, market increase the affordability and
availability of property insurance for all of Florida's homeowners."
Kendrick continued, "This is truly a statewide issue and it must
be dealt with in that manner. No longer is it just a North or South
Florida issue, a Coastal or inland issue. It is a statewide issue".
Some issues identified for the Joint Committee by the House
Speaker and Senate President include:
Further study of the issue of multiple deductibles; including
analysis of the effect on premiums, particularly for condominium
Recommendations on the appropriate level of the retention rate
and evaluation of options for ensuring proper funding of the
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; and
Exploration of options to reduce the size of Citizens Property
Insurance Corporation, our state insurer of last resort, while
providing coverage at. a fair price to homeowners who have no
other option for coverage.
Kendrick, who was first elected to the Florida House in 2000,
represents District 10, which is the largest geographic House
District in the state and represents the largest coastal area as well.
In addition to the Joint Select Committee, Kendrick was also
appointed tq the Agriculture and Environment Appropriations
Committee, the Future of Florida's Families Committee, the
Environmental Regulation Committee (Vice-Chair), and the
Legislative Budget Commission by Speaker Bense during the
organizational Session in November.
"This is a tremendous challenge that Speaker Bense and Senate
President Lee has placed upon myself and the other members of
this committee", Kendrick stated. "I am sure that whatever this
committee recommends will greatly improve the current insurance
crisis that Floridians are currently facing.

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: Count) 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 (will
be verified and returned at registration)
For more information call Turtle Montgomery @ 542-7947.

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Saving Social Security
.Since its establishment in 1935 by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Social Security has been one of the greatest
achievements of the American government and one of the deepest
commitments to the American people. For more than 60-years, it
has protected our elderly against poverty and assured young people'
of a more secure future. Social Security
works because it speaks to the
uncertainties brought on by old age and
disability and provides millions of people
a stable lifestyle after retirement.
SHowever, changing demographics have
-, ,threatened to severely handicap the "
-. [ Social Security program-a program in '-:
-s..' desperate need of reform.
Contrary to what many people ,
B believe, Social Security taxes are not
saved in an account bearing their name. -
Congressman Instead, these taxes are used primarily to I
Allen Boyd pay benefits to current retirees, while the
excess is placed into an account known
as the Social Security Trust Fund. It is often assumed that this "
money has been saved in the Trust Fund as a way of "pre-funding"
the benefits of future retirees. In reality, the money is loaned to the
Treasury to pay for current government projects and programs. In
other words, this money has already been used and the Trust Fund
contains IOUs. .
In essence, Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system. This -.
system works best when there are many workers paying taxes and ,-
just a few.retirees collecting benefits. The reason for this looming
shortfall is entirely related to demographics. In 1950, for example, .'
there were 16 workers for every one retiree. Today, Americans are ,
living longer after they retire and are having fewer children. This -
means that the number of workers per retiree will decline from .3
per retiree today to 2.3 per retiree by 2025 and to 1.9 per retiree by '
2080. ,
In its current form, Social Security cannot last. In 2019, only Vo
15 years from now, Social Security benefits paid out each year will 7
exceed payroll taxes being collected by the government.. At this
point, the Trust Fund will begin to redeem the IOUs for current I.IC
retirees. This begins a rapid decline in the financial state of Social '. 7
Security, which will reach complete insolvency in 2042 when all
of the IOUs plus interest will have been repaid. The year 2042 ...
may seem like a long way off, but today's young professionals in -md
their late twenties and early thirties will reach retirement age when -
the Social Security Trust Fund becomes insolvent. This means thai A
they will not receive the benefits that are being promised to them.
today. These are the facts. The question is not whether there is a ;
problem; the question is how we can fix it.
I have cosponsored the Bipartisan Retirement Security Act with
Representative Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona) to address the significant,
long term shortfalls of Social Security. Our plan takes the best of
both worlds by preserving the basic benefit while also encouraging ,
personal responsibility. Allowing younger workers to place a
small portion of their payroll tax into personal accounts is one of. ~.
the options to overcome this shortfall. Personal accounts provide 41
individuals with ownership of and control over part of their
.retirement assets-including the freedom to invest in safe, risk-free
Treasury securities. Under the Kolbe-Boyd plan, low income
workers, women, minorities and the disabled are' also protected
from poverty through the reforms our bill makes to the Social
Security program.
The Kolbe-Boyd Bipartisan Retirement Security Act is based
on three principles that are essential for Social Security reform. ,
First, there must be a guaranteed benefit to protect low income
retirees. Second, any plan must be honest about the transition cost :
and how it will be paid. Third, the plan should not make any!
changes to the benefits promised toicurrent retirees or those wh6, .
are near the retirement age- ,,' ;. :' j Y'd i '; .
For years, the need 'for modernizing the Social Security;,,
program has been a popular and often heated topic. In the past, ,.-
both Republicans and Democrats have turned their heads on this,
issue as there are difficult choices to be made in order to fix the :
program. This has to end. The Social Security program has grown,
to become an essential aspect of modern life. Ignoring the problem 1->.i
is no longer an option if this invaluable program will continue to,
be beneficial for our children and grandchildren. ,


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Buddy Martin's Weekly Sports Commentary
Picking Football Games
Risky Business
By: Buddy Martin, Sun-Herald
Anybody who tries to seriously predict the
outcome of football games is an idiot.
Especially anybody who does it and misses
Al four out of four NFL games
S over the weekend.
Like me, for instance.
I don't just pick them in
the solitude of my office or
home. No, I have to go and
blab my predictions on the
radio in six cities, from the
West Coast of Florida to the
Rocky Mountains of
Sportswriter Colorado.
Sportswriter Feeling, overconfident,
Buddy Martin perhaps, after going three for
four the, weekend before, I chose the following
teams against the point spread: Pittsburgh (didn't
cover), St. Louis (didn't cover), Minnesota (didn't
cover) ,and Indianapolis (didn't cover).
My teams did a worse job of covering than
the Hollywood starlets Sunday night on the
Golden Globes.
If I had been smart, like my ESPN Florida
cohort Brady Ackerman, I would have factored in
home field advantage.
Once again,. I was trounced by Brady in my
picks this season. He now owns my house, my
boat, my golf club and is trying for my dog, but I
draw the line there.
If I had a truck he would own that, too.
Looking back at it now, the best teams won
and will play for their conference championships.
Pittsburgh-New England and Atlanta-
Philadelphia are all deserving teams.
If you think for a minute I'm going to pick the
Quick Jump Starts
1. Memo to Vikings owner Red McCombs:
OK, we'll pull the plug on Joe Buck at Fox if
you'll agree to send Randy Moss to a shrink.
2. Put high top shoes on Peyton Manning and
he could be another Johnny Unitas,
providing he wins a championship some day.
3. Riddle me this: The. college presidents are
going to OK a 12th game, worth about $1
million to each school, but can't support a
playoff because it makes the season too
4. When a person's response is. "no problem,"
I'm thinking right away there must have been-

5. Don't you wonder if he rolled over in his
grave after hearing that the "Bear Bryant
Award" went to an Auburn coach, Tommy
Short Stiuff
You gdtt, a love the spunk and sense of humor
of 15-year-old Michelle Wie, who after missing
the cut at Sony, told the media she was going to
the nrallfor, "a little 'retail therapy"' ,... Among
ihosenoi so happy that Matt Leinart's decision-to

2004 DCHS Bear Football Awards
The following awards were presented at the recent Annual
Football Awards banquet.
Bear Pride Award Justin Cotman
Most Valuable Player Leo Sliney
Best Defensive Linebacker- Colby Wilkerson
Best Defensive Back- Mike Peppers
Best Defensive Lineman- Kris Keen
Most Improved Linebacker- Kurt Skelly
Most Improved Defensive Lineman- Hal Chaires
Hitman Award- Willie Taylor
Best Offensive Back (tie)- Paul O'Hara
Earnest Spencer
Most Improved Offensive Lineman (tie)- Ben Wadswprth
Steven Driggers
Hiustle Award- Kelby Sanchez

DCHS Bears Proud of
Outstanding Record
Over the past six years, the Dixie High School Bears have
amassed an impressive record under the leadership of head coach
Brent Wilkerson.
The Bears have racked up 54 wins against 17 losses and from
2000 through 2003 Bear teams won four straight District
For the six years, the Bears have been a part of the region
playoffs in every year either as the District Champ or as the
Bear Won-Loss Record for 1999-2004 Seasons
1999 7-4
2600 11-2
20,61 8-4
2002 9-2
2003 11-1
2004 8-4

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return to USC was John David Booty, the third-
year sophomore from Louisiana who was hailed
as a potential superstar ... Florida's Anthony
"Peep" Roberson is a lock to be SEC Player of
the Week after scoring 30 Saturday against
Vanderbilt in Nashville, following a 32-point
performance at Auburn Wednesday night.
Buddy's e-mail bag
Buddy: I have to say that I love your
editorials and the viewpoints you share on
various subjects. They are both eye opening and
enjoyable. Keep up the good work. As a long-
time football player, coach, and fan, I followed
NFL football for many years, BUT NO
MORE! Some of these guys make fools of
themselves when they do something good (like
score a touchdown) They give little credit to the
fact that it was probably more their teammates
doing than theirs'. In short, they make fools of
themselves. I don't see any of these gyrations
when they do something stupid. It's embarrassing
to watch them. Don't they know Bruce: Yes, they
do know and that's the weird part.
Bumper sticker, sign or T-shirt
1. Haven't been there. Haven't done that. Don't
2. If swimming is so good for your figure, how
do you explain whales?
3. Peaked in high school.
Thanks, Matt Leinart
For once an athlete went for the joy of
playing and not the almighty dollar. Maybe it
could turn out to be,a terrible business decision,
but when Matt Leinart chose to return to
Southern Cal for. his senior season, it was one
from the heart instead of from the sports agent.
He says he gets $950 a month stipend from USC
and that's enough to meet his needs right now.
The richest contract imaginable could never have
provided the joy Leinart got by quarterbacking
the Trojans to the national title and winning the
Heisman. When the sunshine on your shoulder
makes you happy, to quote an old song, then why
leave it for the cold?
50-year-old quotes
" "If they raise the minimum wage to $1,
nobody will be able to hire outside help at
the store."
* "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going
to open' the door to a whole lot of
foreign business."
* "No one can afford to be sick any more
because $35 a day in the hospital is too rich
for your blood.
Today's Proverb
'Experience is something you don't get until
just after you need it.
And good morning... the Tampa Bay Devil Rays., Come on
down, the weather's fine!
(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.)

Varsity and JV Bears Drop

Contests to West Port
By Mike Moore
Dixie County Advocate Sports
In a hard-fought high school boys"'basketball game, the Dixie
County Bears fell to West Port, 51-44, Tuesday, January 11.
The game, played at Cross City, saw the home team take an
11-6 first-quarter lead, and then fall behind 27-21 at the half. That
second quarter was the downfall for Dixie County as the team

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Corey Sumrail, #32, of Dixie County's varsity squad shoots a jumper
against West Port.

Leo Sliney, #14, of the Bears defends in the West Port G

FWC Law Enforcement
Weekly Report January 7-13
This report represents some significant events the FWC handled over the past
week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law
DIXIE COUNTY: Jan. 9, Investigator Jay Russel was contacted by a friend who
witnessed three men unloading a large amount of gag grouper and hogfish from a
boat. Russel in turn notified Lt. Roy Williams who contacted the friend and obtained
a vehicle description and direction of travel for the subjects. Williams, along with
Officers Jeff Swan and Jim Miller, made contact with all three at the Chevron station
in Old Town minutes later. The three admitted to spearing over-the-limit, having
harvested 35 gag grouper and 29 hogfish. The fish were seized as evidence and all
three were issued the appropriate citations.
Investigator Russel attended training in Texas sponsored by the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators for fatality boating accident
Jan. 9, Officer Jim Miller received a complaint about possible night hunting.
After further investigation of the suspect area, evidence was revealed including deer
hair, foot sign, and tire tracks coming from several mobile homes in the area. With
assistance from Officer Swan and Guy, Miller returned the next day and interviewed
several people, which led to an admission of a suspect taking a doe deer out of

\' was outscored, 21-10. The third period was low scoring for both
squads, with the visiting Wolves getting seven and Dixie only three.
Dixie scored 20 in the furious fourth quarter while West Port had 17,
but it was not enough to overcome the second period drought.
The Junior Bears also dropped their game to West Port, losing 47-
The visiting Junior Wolves jumped out. to a 20-0 first-quarter lead
aine and never looked back .The score was 35-5 at the half and 43-4 at the
third period mark.

SPictured left The
Dixie County junior
Sv. arsity team tips it ofj
against the West Port
S. Junior Wolves,
SJanuary t.

LEVY COUNTY: Jan. 8, Officer Kevin Hansen was contacted by the manager
of a local hunting club complaining that a member had taken a short-horn buck while
dog hunting. Hansen arrived on scene to discover a button buck shot by the
defendant. Hansen cited the subject for the violation.
Jan. 10, Officer Kevin Hansen received a complaint that dogs were pursuing
game through private property off Purdue Road. The complainant caught the dogs
and delivered them to Hansen who identified, the owners: and returned the
dogs. Hansen is currently direct filing charges with 'the State Attorney's Office for
allowing their dogs to pursue game on private property.
TAYLOR COUNTY: Jan. 8, Lt. Bruce Cooper and Officer Randy McDonald
conducted an offshore Federal fisheries patrol. During the routine fishery inspections,
the officers issued four citations for possession of undersize gag grouper, three
citations for possession of undersize red grouper, one citation for possession of red
snapper during closure, one citation for possession of redfish in Federal waters (34"),
and will be direct filing marijuana possession charges on a fisherman while in
Federal waters.
Jan. 6, Lt. Avinon received information about an unreported boating accident
with injury that occurred Jan. 3. Avinon completed a preliminary investigation that
confirmed the identities of three individuals who had been fishing offshore from
Steinhatchee. On the way back to the ramp, the boat hit Marker #11, doing major
damage to the boat and injuring a female passenger. The operator of the vessel was
charged with not reporting the boating accident, and USCG Navigation rule
violations of Safe Speed and Action to Avoid Collision. '

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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!

Dish Network is- scheduled to turn on

Gainesville Local Network Channels for

Cross City, Old Town, Jena, and Horseshoe Beach

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For the week ended January 13, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,624
compared to last week 7,624 and 9,352 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service.

Slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady,
heifers were steady to 2.00 higher.

Feeder Steers:
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Feeder Heifers:
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Slaughter Cows:
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Slaughter Bulls:
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Slaughter Hogs: US 1-3

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that into some real favors, without having to cash it at all.
But, of course that wore kind of thin too. And when his friends
started demanding that he come up with his share of some of the
deals that he was making, George decided that it was time to cash:-
the check. But there was a problem a big problem. The movie;
which was going to make George a star, was a bust! The movie.
flopped and the producers were bankrupt. The check was.:*
worthless. "-
George faded once again into the tough streets that he came,,
from. He would act once again, years later, after he had made .a
name for himself in another arena. It's a Little Known Fact: thqt:
the would-be star, who didn't cash his acting check and missed hjis':
chance at show business stardom, would go down in our hearts.artd&
minds as one of the greats of sports. The would-be star: George ;
Herman...Ruth. That's right, Babe Ruth! "

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Bounced Check .
Have you ever had someone give you a bad check? Was it fori
a lot of money? That's what happened to George. George didn't .
like to talk about it too much, but the facts of the story don't
change, just because someone horsed around and spent time d
showing off his check. Now, imagine that the check was for
starring in a movie, and it was, at least in your mind, your ticket-to.'
stardom. .-
That was pretty much how it was for George. He was.
something of a tough kid from the streets of the city, but through':
some contacts he had made in the entertainment industry, he gol
offered a part in a movie. Not just any part either. No, thee.
producers were making a gangster movie, and George looked-
perfect for the part. Yes, he looked tough, but somewhere beneath
that tough mug was a beguiling style that the producers wanted to;
exploit. So he was cast in the role. And brother, did he dig in! '
Actually, it couldn't have happened at a better time for George.
He was always getting in trouble. He seemed to have little or noo
direction in his life and this opportunity was, well, golden. Now;,v
let me tell you the capper. The movie moguls offered him $25,000?
for his part in the movie. That was a ton of money back then. Not;
too dam bad now, really. But it was the world .to the tough little,
street kid. r
And did he run out and blow it on wine, women and song? .oi
he didn't! But neither did he put the money in the bank and saVe'lt.
Nope, he did what most street kids who never had a dime in their
pockets would do: He spent the next couple of weeks running
around showing off to all his friends. Yep! Believe it or not, he,
just carried the check in his pocket, and seemed to get a ton ot
attention from all his friends on the street with that big check. It

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

Scouts as Stewards of Local National Wildlife Refuge

restore commercial pine plantations planted by the previous o
into a more suitable habitat for the indigenous wildlife," re
Having brought bag lunches, the youths worked through
day when other kids were playing video games and walkir

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Submiitted by: Pamela Darby, Florida Wildlife Commission
The Lower Suwannee NWR had some visitors from Gainesville
last Saturday very helpful visitors, not to mention ambitious.
Cullen Roberts, a 13 year-old member of Gainesville's Troop
432 decided he wanted to make an everlasting difference; he and



his, troop would strive for the William T. Homaday Award for
distinguished service to conservation. His mother being the
president of the Friends of the Refuge at the Lower Suwannee
NWR approached refuge manager, Ken Litzenberger, for the
perfect project.
The forty-one scouts were accompanied by a support group of
twenty parents and leaders. Under the direction of Refuge Forester
Daniel Barrand, the group planted 6,000 native pines over twelve
acres. for a refuge restoration project. "The long leaf pines will

Dixie Shrine Club Holiday News

Left, Boy Scouts from Troop 432 in Gainesville plant trees as a,
of a forest restoration project in the Lower Suwannee RefA
above, Scout MasterBradley Pollitt, Cullen Roberts, Daniel Barra
Ken Litzenberser
mall. "Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have
partners for a long time. We're proud of Cullen's part in sc
heritage," said Scout Master Bradley Pollitt.

Youth volunteerism is extremely admirable, but unfortu
rare. "Understanding and practicing sound stewardship of n
resources like the planting of these magnificent native pine
only strengthen scouting's emphasis on respecting the outd
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The Dixie Shrine Club stayed busy over the holidays decorating and preparing food boxes, which were
distributed to the area's needy. Pictured left to right: Don Howell, Velma Guyer, Joyce Wise, Food Drive
Chairman, Jim Lackey, Carolyn Callaway, Lorena Lucas, Helen Wise and Elaine Howell. It was reported that
a good time was had by all! Submitted by Don Callaway

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2 tablespoons
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1 cup onion, vertically
1 cup (2 medium)
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1 teaspoon dried basil,
1 cup fresh or frozen
Chinese pea pods
1 medium baking apple,
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Old Town Elementary 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

owners Kindergarten All "S's"
ported Mrs. Dunnam: Michael Bryant,
Jacob Connell, Misty Hall,
)ut the Kimberly Jackson, Taylor Johnson,
ng the James McCulsky, Jasmine
McElreath, Brandon Tomlinson,
.*. Timothy Thompson, Anna
Robinson, Jaelynn White, Ashley
' Wood. Mrs. Land: Trindad
* Almaguer, Sheldon Cashmore,
Alyssa Chavous, Megan Daumy,
Emma Driggers, Jolie Dyals, Jose
*"-: Guerrero, Tyler Hewett,
Brooklynne Lee, Chase Morgan,
James Morris, Rebecca Petty,
Cody Pope, Bailee Reichle, .John
Rogers, Shelbe Stephens, James
Wright. Miss Meister: Dustin
Drawdy, Shayne Gainey, Michael
Huffman, Destiny Miles, Donald
Moore, Noel Nash, Megan Phillips,
Vanessa Pini. Mrs. Thornton:
Brianna Barden, Alex Cannon,
part Lora Beth Cooper, Tracey Driscoll,
nuge; Sara Harrod, Trent Henderson,
and, Hunter Manness, Christa
Marchant, Zachery Moore, Ali
been Pinner, Kayla Smith, Docota Van
outing Houten, Tyler Wilson.
1st Grade: Adrianka Maxwell,
lately Aaron Ammon, Dewey
natural Higginbotham, Shawna Joslin,
ss can Makenze Robson, Savannah
s",, Crossley, Reed Locke, Laura Stein,
oorsj 3

Akyssa Odom, Steven Roberts,
Jodie Alford, Quade Locke,
Hannah Robson, Jessica Storey. 2nd
Grade: Katelin Pippin Davis,
Douglas Langford, Allie Rogers,
Amber Simi, Tucker Stemple. 3d
Grade: Anthony Bender, Ernest
Bums, Elizabeth Chester, William
Colson, Daniel Trey Hagler,
Dustin Wheeler, Ashlyn Huffman,
Brittney Smith, Reatha Grant,
Taylor Hicks, Eli Long, Justin
Wood, Kyle Lamar, Sean Rennels.
4th Grade: Jordan Barden, Megan
Suggs. Levi Carpenter, Guy
Crawford, Paige Cumbest, Alyssa
Eldridge, Brandon Ervin, Caitlyn
Francis, Dakota Hunt, Laina
Moyer, Hunter Robson, Amanda
Weaver. 5'th Grade: Ariel Cassidy,
Shelby Hicks, Ashley McIntosh,
Ty Ottinger.
All "A/B's"
Ist Grade: Adam
Chanthaboury, Caitlin Fowler,
Jonathan Jiminez, Jacquelyn
Myers, Abigail Stevens, Zackery
Sullivan, Layne Hayes, Caitlyn
O'Neill, Dylan Buchannan,
Richard Burris, Morgan Cowart,
Billy Edmonds, Keith Foster,
Rebecca Hietfield, Nathan Hicks,
Robert Mattos, Whitney Stemple,
Megan Wimberly, Kandas Cherry,
Jessica Daughtery, Katie Enfinger,
Christine Hom, Riley Huxford,

Our Dearest Emmy,
There's a heap of satisfaction to sit here
thinking of you. And to tell you once
again, dear, how very much we love you!

There's a comfort just in longing for a smile from your
dear face and joy in just remembering each sweet and
fond embrace. There is happiness in knowing that my
heart will always be a place where I can hold you and
keep you near to me.
Have a wonderful birthday!
May all your dreams come true and all the good things in
life come your way.
We love you very much...
PaPa & Granny Corbin

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM
December 2, 2004
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, met on Thursday,
December 2nd, 2004, at 10:00 AM in a
regular meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Joey Lander, County Attorney
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Commissioner Lamb introduced
Commissioner Hays to those present as
the new BCC Chairman from District
The meeting was called to order
by the Chairman, Marcus A. Hays.
Invocation by Commissioner
James T. Valentine
Pledge to flag led by
Commissioner John L. Driggers
Welcome by Chafirman Hays
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting ,of November 18th, 2004
presented for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the minutes as
The November 4th, 2004 minutes
were, approved on the 18th, pending
review by the county attorney. They
have, bee reviewed and approved by
Larry. Grubbs introduced Adam
Parden as a new area forester. They
came, before the Board and gave the
Annual Report for the Forestry
Department 2004 activities. It was
very inform3li e
The Board thanked them for their
service to Dixie County.,
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report for
November 2004. He commented on
the SHIP projects. Ten of the projects
will be bid the week of December 6"'.
Some of the projects on the SHIP will
be done as CDBG jobs when the funds
are received.
HUD funding was discussed.
HUD is .* considering awarding
administration of the funds to Florida
Housing Finance Corporation, instead
of .the Florida Department of
Community Affljirs because of recent
unfavorable monic.rng ut the
department b HtiD
A copy of the letter received from
DCA was presented. Dixie County has
received the executed CDBG Award
Agreement with DCA, Contract No.
05DB-2Q-07-24-01-H08, the Florida
Small Cities CDBG. Certain
conditions must be met before funds
for construction may be drawn.
Chad presented copies of two
checks received; $18,000 for
Community Emergency Response
Team CERT and $9,000 for Volunteer
Fire Assistance Funding which will be
used for radios and radio equipment.
Chad announced he has received
notice, about the Hazard Mitigation
Funds and will be working on this.
Plaques were presented to Jack
Spivey and Billy Keen for appreciation
for their assistance in the building of
the First District EMS Station and the
Jena Fire Department Building by
Chad Reed.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to go into the
Board of Adjustment.
amendment to the Dixie County Land
Development Regulations (LDR) by
Ordinance; .Application by Theodore
M. Burt, as agent for Donald MacLeod
and Kim MacLeod, to amend the LDR,
by changing the zoning district from
BSA4 to CN on property in Section 24,
Township 9 South, Range 13 East.
, Mr. Theodore Burt presented
information to those present regarding
the amendment to the LDR. The
Concurrency Management Assessment
was presented.
There was no comment from the
public attending the meeting and Billy
Keen had no calls against the
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the amendment.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to go back into
the Board of County Commissioners
Resolution No. 04-62, a resolution
recommending approval of an
amendment rezoning less than ten
contiguous acres of land to the Official

Zoning Atlas of the Dixie County Land
Development Regulations from ESA4
to CN was presented for approval.
Ordinance No. 04-07, amending same,
was presented for approval.
I Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to adopt both the resolution
and ordinance as presented by Mr.
Mr. Cassidy appeared before the
Board concerning the Mud Bogging at
Ocean Pond. He stated that we have
something out there that no one should
have to put up with. They are not
adhering to the restrictions placed
upon them by the Board. The traffic,
beer,, bottles, loud noise late at night.
90%0' of the ones that use the pond are

not from Dixie County and they do not
care about the disturbance to local
Commissioner Hays said that he
got a call at 3AM about the noise.
C .rmissioner Driggers stated that he
also received a call about 12AM about
the noise.
Marvin Martin and others have
had their fences torn down up to six
The public complained about
drinking and foul language.
Mr. Cassidy stated that several
residents in the area could not be here
today. Some had other appointments
and others state that they have been up
here before and the Board will not do
anything. A petition with 36
signatures of concerned citizens that
are tired of the hardships caused by the
Ocean Pond Mud Bog was presented
to the Board.
Mr. Don Warhurst, resident about
200 yards from the mud bog came
before the Board. He presented two
videos with times that it should have
been closed down. Part of one video
was viewed by the Board.
Wanda Berry spoke in opposition
of the Mud Bog. She stated that her
horse fence has been broken down and
there was almost a collision from them
doing doughnuts but took out the fence
instead. Something has to be done
before it is bodies instead of a broken
Dean Chambers described
situations where the drivers at the mud
bog are using it as a hang-out when the
bogging isn't going on. They use it to
tune-up their engines and race up the
motors making noise all times of the
week and nights. Sometimes 45
minutes without a break. If it isn't the
trucks it is the 4-wheelers. The
campsites are underwater.
David Cowger, local resident to
the mud bog, stated that since the
camping has been approved it has been
an uncontrolled party.
Toni Cowger, stated that a friend
was ran off the road by one of the mud
trucks on Thompson Road.
Commissioner Driggers stated the
Board put restrictions on the mud
bogging, camping, and standards to go
by. This is in my district. I want to do
away with the primitive camping
immediately, and do this in form of a
motion, seconded by Commissioner
Discussion followed as 'to possibly
closing the mud bog down completely.
Commissioner Valentine stated that he
did not want it in his backyard and lihe
was sure that those present do not want
it either.
Mr. Marvin Martin stated it takes
him 2 days to restore his fence and a
few minutes for them to tear it down
Commissioner Driggers stated that
we definitely need to regulate the hours
of operation.
Billy Keen spoke and read the
rules the Board adopted relating to the
mud bog in 1996. It is limited to
weekends only.
Joey Lander stated the mud bog is
operating under a special exception use
and it conforms to what they can do on
the property. There are two issues
being discussed. The first issue, we
have a resolution that sets the time and
days they can operate. That aspect
may be easy to change. The second
issue is to close it down. Joey stated
the Board can't close it at this time but
can change the resolution and amend
the ordinance.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers
to change the hours of operation and
allow it to run from 9AM to 5PM.
Joey Lander stated that he could
write out and present changes to the
resolution and ordinance at the next
Board meeting.
There was more discussion about
the noise, drinking on site, speeding on
the roads, beer bottles and trash up and
down the roads, and laws not being
enforced by the local Sheriff
Department that is on staff there.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
if it could be done he would motion for
it to be closed down today,
Commissioner Valentine stated he
would seconded it.
The motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine was carried to stop the
primitive camping, hours of operation
to be from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday
and Sunday's only, and padlock .the
gates at 7PM.
The Board instructed Billy Keen
to notify the Ocean Pond Mud Bog
owners and the Sheriff Department of
the changes.
They instructed Joey Lander to do
a new ordinance about the alcohol.
Billy Keen informed the Board
that he has received numerous calls
about junked cars just outside the city
limits and on the roads right-of-way at
the business of Riels Auto Repair. It is
causing problems for residents in the
Commissioner Hays stated that he
has received complaints and possible
encroachment of surrounding

residents. He said he would like for
Billy Keen to get with Riels about this
matter and for Joey Lander to send a
letter requesting that the vehicles be
moved from the right-of-way.
Billy Keen stated that he has
spoken to them before.
The Board instructed Billy to
contact the Sheriff Department about
moving their junked vehicles; possibly
put them in the auction at the jail in
the near future. Billy is to give Riels
30 days to clean it up.
Commissioner Valentine asked
Billy to check into the log trucks
parking at the Hudson Ball Field and
the individuals gathering and noise
going on there at night.
Joey Lander inquired if the Board
would like for him to include in the
ordinance amendment discussed earlier
that vehicles should follow state
guidelines with mufflers. The Board
agreed this would be good.
Chad Reed presented plaques to
Joe Ruth and Howard Reed for their
help regarding the hurricanes and new
buildings in the county.
Mr. Prater presented his Veterans
Service Activities for the Month of
November 2004, dated December 2,
The WWII Monument will be
unveiled on June 6t', 2005 on the 61st
anniversary of D-Day invasion.
Commissioner Driggers asked Mr.
PrateF to look into more details about
the Cross City Airport.
Commissioner Hays told Mr.
Prater that they haven't forgotten the
Veteran Memorial here in Cross City.
We will get back on it soon.
Mr. Thomas presented Marvin
Martin and Jerry Martin the CARES
sign for their farm. This is for Mr.
Martin caring about the Soil and Water
Conservation of Dixie County.
Mr. Spivey presented the Building
and Zoning Department Monthly
Report, dated November 30, 2004. He
stated that the permits have been down
this month but probably due to the
Ms. Houghton stated that weigh-in
for the fair is about to begin.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
and Arthur Bellot met with Ms. Brown
and Ms. White. They went over their
duties as to what makes up their jobs.
I have asked them to come and do a
presentation of the overall make up of
the way their jobs work together. We
need a better understanding of
relations. At their suggestion, Hugh
Thomas is here to explain who does
what. The main problem we have is
lack of communication.
Charlene- White, District
Coordinator of the Levy-Dixie-
Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation
District, handed out information
packets to all the Commissioners and
Clerk. Ms. White is actually a Levy
County employee and her salary is
reimbursed by Dixie and Gilchrist at
Commissioner Land inquired as to
why we are paying 1/3 of her salary
and we only get 5-10 day notification
of what help is available.
Keisha Brown, District
Conservationist with the United States
Department of Agriculture, Natural
Resources Conservation Service stated
that they can't help or change what is
past, but can now.
EQUIP was discussed. It can be
usqd to upgrade existing irrigation
systems but not to create new ones.
The SWCD decides what the money
can be used for each year.
Ms. Brown stated that the SWCD
Board is supposed to be elected
officials. No one ran and so it is
appointed. Hugh Thomas discussed
EQUIP qualifications in order for the
money to be disbursed.
Cost-Share programs were
A Power Point presentation was
given regarding the way the SWCD
and other affiliates work together.
Dixie County came on board with
the program in 2000. The Dixie
County SWCD Board consists of
Linton Edmonds, Paul Ridaught,
Herman Sanchez, Jr., H. F. Jones, Jr.,
and Matt Cravey. Mr. Edmonds and
Mr. Cravey will be replaced in January
by Nicole Spencer and Ray Hodges, Jr.
Commissioner Hays requested that
they or Mr. Ridaught come to the BCC
meeting on occasion to give a report.
Several programs were discussed.
WHIP, Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program assists property owners with
certaiin habitat. GRP, Grassland
Reserve Program is to keep certain
lands undeveloped. The EWP,
Emergency Watershed Program is for
emergency problems in which we are
currently involved; the Bradford
Bridge and road erosion on 349.
$519,300.00 has been disbursed for

Dixie County in the past 12 months.
Both Ms. Brown and Ms. White
are located in Bronson. The main
focus is on conservation not
production of the soil and water.
The SRWMD is another part of
the big picture and Suwannee River
Partnership, Suwannee River Resource
Conservation and Development
Council. Doug Ulmer, RC&D
Coordinator promotes the Equipment
Rental Programs.
Ms. Brown stated to better service
the Tri-County Area we would like to
re-locate to Trenton. We would like a
letter of support for this undertaking. I
really do not have a preference to
location, except that I want to be more
accessible to the applicants.
Commissioner Lamb inquired as
to when Ms. White would be in Dixie
She stated that she can go to the
schools for education purposes, but
can not take applications.
The Board requested that she
attend the School Board Meetings.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
looked at her files and she does do
work for Dixie County; just because
she is not here doesn't mean she is not
helping Dixie.
The Board thanked Ms. Brown,
Ms. White and Mr. Thomas for
making the effort to come and for
helping them understand the way the
departments work together.
A action Item: Clerk of Court
Budget Amendment #1 for FY ending
09/30/05 and Request for approval of
Cash Balances forward presented for
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the amendment
for Mr. Allen, Clerk of Court.
B action Item: Capital City Bank
Line-of-Credit presented for approval
and signature by the Chairman.
Arthur Bellot stated this was
already approved to extend. Hopefully
we won't need it, but needs to be
processed in case we do.
Commissioner Lamb will sign the
documents as Chairman since it was
already approved.
Cction Item\: Committee for
Epilepsy Awareness request for Dixie
County to participate in the awareness
campaign by adopting November as
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
by resolution. This will be Resolution
No. 04-61.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to adopt the
rction Itemi: County Insurance
for retirees.
Commissioner Driggers discussed
this matter. He stated that currently
you can only stay on the plan for 18
months after retiring. Previously, with
BC/BS you could stay on the plan as
long as you paid the premium.
No action was taken. Joey Lander
is to look into the matter.
EInformation Itemn: During the
November 18"' meeting the Board
approved the USDA-NRCS Project
Agreement for thlc C R) ')Salt Creek
Bypass and SE 205 Street Bridge
(Bradford Bridge), pending review by
the county attorney. Joey Lander
reviewed and approved the documents.
It was mailed the same day by the
FAction Item: Capital City Bank
loan agreement in the amount of
$58,600 for 2 Montone Transfer
Trailers needs approval by the Board:
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the agreement
and for Chairman flays to sign the
Mr. Bellot stated he would like to
remind everyone about the Legislative
Delegation Meeting at 10AM
December 10"', 2004 with Senator
Nancy Argenziano.
The Land and Water Conservation
Fund Program for FY04-05 application
deadline is March 1s, 2005. It is a
50/50 matching grant for development
of outdoor recreation areas and
Mr. Bellot presented a copy of a
letter mailed to customers of Anderson
Materials. It is to inform customers of
an upcoming price increase of supplies
and delivery charges regarding
concrete; effective January 1,2005.
Arthur stated that several
companies are called for estimates'
before an order is placed.
Department of Environmental
Protection has received the FRDAP
Application for Dixie County Roy
Ward Little League Park, Phase 2. It
will compete on a statewide basis for
the available FY 05-06 program funds.
Mr. Bellot presented a letter from
Donna C. Vehrs stating that she wishes
to donate her property in Jemlands to
the county.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to accept the donation.
Joey Lander is to draw up the deed and


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contact Ms. Vehrs.
Arthur stated he has received
several calls regarding the Horseshoe
Beach canals being surveyed.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to start the survey
process on the three Horseshoe canals
in question.
Arthur informed the Board that the
State is not going to come down on the
asking price of $13,200 for the
Sunnyvale Tower Property.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to make arrangements to
proceed with the purchase. The Board
instructed Joey Lander to write a letter
to negotiate as to a possible closing
date in late April or May.
Commissioner Lamb is concerned
about the liability of the tower.
Mr. Lander stated he did not have
anything to bring to the Board's
attention that hadn't already been
Encroachment of county property
by the federal government at Shired
Island Park is to be looked into by
Commissioner Valentine and Joey
Commissioner Valentine stated
that he received a call from Johnny
Stevenson that he will donate sand
from his property to restore the Shired
Island Park. The entire Board
expressed appreciation.
Chad Reed is working with Denise
Lytle to try and get the 2005 calendars.
Gerald "Bookie" Hammonds came
before the Board regarding the
Horseshoe Boat Ramp. He stated that
the Board needs to charge tourist for
unloading at the county ramp and let
him run it. He said he would need
help with gas.
Commissioner Valentine stated
that he and Joey Lander have discussed
the possibility of charging for
unloading at the ramp. We hope to
bring more information to the Board
the first of the year. We already have
someone working the park.
Mr. Hammond offered to sell his
property to accommodate parking.
The Board is interested and stated
they will get in touch with him about
Vendor 9606 9714, Payroll 9262
Motion was made by
Commissioner Driggers, seconded by
Commissioner Valentine and carried to
adjourn at 2:11 PM.
SIGNED: Marcus A. Hays,
Chairman and Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk
of Court

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Dixie County Board of County Commissioners ,-
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting
6:00 PM
January 20, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County,!
Florida, will meet on Thursday, January 20th, 2005, at 6:00 PM in a
regular meeting, in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in he;
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
1-Call to order
2-Invocation and Pledge to American Flag *
3-Approval of Commission Minutes
4-Charlene White, Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District
5- Sable Bolling, Dixie County Health Department
6-FIRST PUBLIC HEARING-to amend Resolution No. 96-16
concerning the Ocean Pond Mud Bog.
7-Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
8-Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
9-Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
10-Holly Houghton, County Agent
11-Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
12-Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator,
13-Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
14-Jack Spivey, Building Official
15-Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
16-Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
17-Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
18-Joey Lander, County Attorney
19-County Commission items
20-Vouchers approved .:
21-Adjourn ,
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for,
such purpose, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of thle'
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. -'';
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations-td'
participate-in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice &f
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM, ad.,
the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like
to be placed on the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court,
by 4:00 PM on Friday preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200,; ,
/s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
/s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk

Post 91 News
The January meeting will be on Saturday, January '22,
beginning at 10:00 AM. After the meeting, the lunch \\ill be
hamburgers and covered dish items to go with the hamburgers.
Plan to bring a dish to share with our fellow Legionnaires and
The Post is trying to make it easier for some of our
Legionnaires to attend a meeting occasionally to keep in toqich.
with the Post and it's programs. If this meeting does not bring
more than the last Saturday meeting, we may not do this in the neft^
Bring sons and grandsons with you, especially if they are
interested in the Sons of the American Legion organization. Tt.e,
SAL has programs just like the Legion and often assists the-
American Legion with their programs and activities. As part of the
American Legion family, the SAL can do things with the Legion to
make America a better place. 1 i.
Another part of the American Legion family is the Auxiliary.
The women in these Units have their own programs and agendas,
just like the Legion.
The American Legion 'family' of the Legion, Auxiliary andf
SAL has a total membership of nearly 4.2 million members. Why"
not come out and be a part of that family and work for the veterans'
and the youth in our community.
Remember our Armed Forces all over this world each day ifMl
our prayers and thoughts. And here at home, watch over 6ir&'
Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the families of those service
members called to active duty, helping when and where we can.1 -
For God and Country, :.
Wayne Gravely, Commander, Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of)
Florida's American Legion

It isn't necessary to be
rich and famous to be
happy. It's only necessary
to be rich.
-Alan Alda

Glory is fleeting, but'
obscurity is forever. -' "
-Napoleon Bonaparte -



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34 NE 144th St.-Cross City, FL

Hours 8:30 a.m. 5:50 p.m.
Mon. Tues. Wed. Fri.
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Closed Thursday

E3 The Dixie County
I I Rotary Club In Action!

Program chairman Hank Stoddard introduced Progress
Energy's Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, George T. Puckett,

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

AES & WUFT Get "Ready To Learn"
By Ternri Langford Staff Writer
The 10'h of January was a busy night in Dixie County with several events going on throughout the
county, however, that didn't deter some 30 parents and their children from attending a special reading
workshop hosted by Anderson Elementary School, getting them "Ready To Learn."
The "Ready To Learn" program is part of WUFT-TV's educational service for children 3-8 years
of age, offering a variety of workshops for parents and teachers alike with one main goal...getting

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Rotary president Ralph Tyre presents Progress Energy's George T.
Puckett with a banner following his appearance as a guest speaker
as the guest speaker for last Wednesday's Rotary Club meeting.
Puckett joined the huge utility in 1973 prior to its acquisition
by Progress Energy and when it was under the Florida Power Corp.
Puckett recently served as a co-team leader inthe aftermath of
the onslaught of hurricanes that hit Florida the latter part of 2004.
Puckett's was assigned to outside contractors and worked in all of
the areas affected by the storms.
But Puckett's primary assignment has him working with
commercial and residential customers where he analysizes energy
consumption and recommends ways to reduce energy bills.
""I recently surveyed a church that had expanded into a larger
facility and their energy bill increased from $3,500 to $8,400 a
month based primarily on the heating .and cooling system,"
Puckett said. "After the survey the church took advantage of some
of my suggestions and the bill was reduce to about $6,000 a
Puckett's analysis focues on heating and cooling, lighting, and
refrigeration equipment and his goal is to help the homeowner or
business owner reduced monthly bills without sacrificing comfort
ot convenience.
"The audit is free, so the price is right," Puckett said. "If I can
save our customers money and show them how to run their
electrical equipment more efficiently, then I have done my job."
Puckett has a wife and three children and spend much of his
free time working with youngsters involved in sports programs.
Throughout the year, he has worked with youth in his community
who are involved in baseball, basketball, softball and soccer.
The new Student of the Month guests for January are Bobby
Leverette and Ben Crise.

F. H. P. Preliminary Fatality

Report For New Year Holiday
The following is a synopsis of the fatality experience during the
72thour New Year holiday period, which began at 12:01 a.m.
hours, Friday, December 31st, 2004, and ended at midnight,
Siiiday, January 2nd, 2005. Last year, during the New Year holiday
period, which lasted 48 hours, 25 people died on our roadways, of
which one was in Dixie County.
The preliminary traffic fatality total stands at 24. The 24 deaths
occurred in 22 separate traffic crashes. 10 fatalities (or 42%)
occurred during the hours of darkness. 1 of the fatal traffic crashes
(or, 5%) was known to be alcohol-related; 11 (or 50%) remain
listed as unknown; with 10 (or 45%) presently classified as not
alcohol related. Of'the 24 deaths, 4 (or 17%) were pedestrians; 1
(or 4%) was a bicyclist; and 5 (or 21%) were motorcyclists. None
of the fatal traffic crashes were reported to have occurred during
inclement weather. Of the 13 drivers and passengers killed in
vehicles equipped with safety belts, only 2 (or 8%) were known to
be using their belts. Of the 22 fatal traffic crashes, 20 (or 91%)
were investigated by FHP. Of the 22 fatal traffic crashes, 11 (or
N0%) occurred in urban areas; with the remaining 11 (or 50%)
Occurred in rural areas.

VSA arts Announces
2005 Call for Children's Art

(NAPS)-VSA arts, an in-
ternational nonprofit organi-
zation dedicated to the par-
ticipation of people with
disabilities in the arts and
society, has announced its
-2005 Call for Children's Art.
Children of all abilities in
-grades K-12 are invited to
submit artwork exploring
These questions: What does
' art mean to you? Why is it
important? Where can you
find art and where does it
come from? What is art all
Entitled "Art is...," The Call
'for Art is designed as a poster
for classrooms that provides
multiple learning activities.
Based on the work of famous
artists-Frank Lloyd Wright,
Ludwig van Beethoven,
Kenneth Goldsmith, Edgar
Degas, and Jackson Pollock-
the activities include: discover
-,the art of building; make
-sound visible; transform
words into shapes; draw a
.new dance; and explore alter-
'"iaative techniques.
According to Carolyn Lyons
Horan, an arts teacher and
an arts education advocate,
"The arts cross over all cul-
tural barriers and stimulate
children's natural curiosity
in their world, which is nec-
essary for continued elevated
learning in all academic sub-
Sjects. Art gives children an
'opportunity to express them-
oselves in a creative way and
provides an important outlet
for communicafl.inn."

Ms. Horan also believes
that, "If a child is insecure
about learning, the arts can
offer a way to process infor-
mation and help the child be
more interested in learning.
Every child learns in multi-
ple ways. The Call for Art
encourages teachers to make
the classroom more welcom-
ing, challenging, and stim-
ulating for students with dis-
All entries should be sub-
mitted to a VSA arts affiliate
on or before May 5, 2005. In
May, two pieces of art from
each state will be selected for
possible participation in a
national touring exhibit that
will debut in Washington,
D.C. For information on the
VSA arts affiliate that is
administering the Call for Art
in your state and to learn
more about eligibility and
application guidelines, visit
Founded in 1974, VSA arts
provides educators, parents,
and artists with resources and
tools they can use to support
arts programming in their
schools qnd communities;
showcases the accomplish-
ments of visual and perform.
ing artists with disabilities;
and promotes increased access
to the arts for people with dis-
abilities. Currently, five mil-
lion people participate in VSA
arts programs each year
through a network of affiliates
nationwide and in more than
60 countries around the world.


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Pictured left are Mother-Son team, Betty and Marquez Hollis, getting down to reading basics. Right is
guest speaker Susan White of WUFT-TV who brought the invotative "Ready To Learn" program to some
AES parents and students.

children motivated to read. Using books, activities and video clips as their tools, children learn how to
explore the world of reading in ways they never knew possible.
Susan White, M.Ed., Director of Education and Outreach for WUFT-TV, was the guest speaker or
"motivator" if you will, for the evening and brought two great workbooks for the students and their
parents. "Arthur Writes A Book" and "Reading Between The Lions". Both of these workbooks not
onlyinclude great stories, but games and activities that help with reading comprehension and great tips
for parents. Working together, parent and child .can learn. After all, books are known to be the
gateway to the world and exploring with someone is always more fun.
AES 2nd Grade Teacher, Susan Raker, helped to coordinate the event and has had first hand
knowledge of how much these workshops help. During the summer months, Susan Raker was the
acting coordinator for our local libraries' summer program. It was last summer (2004) that Susan
White first traveled to Dixie County and conducted a workshop with youth participating in that
program. Susan Raker could not say enough good things about the WUFT-TV, PBS series and already
has booked White for a February 7' Health Fair.
WUFT-TV and PBS have been long time providers of quality educational programs for children
and know that through parental participation that children can excel and flourish. For more on their
"Ready To Learn" program, log on to"row or call them at (352) 392-5551 ext

Horses & Holidays.
By Bonnie Wilson
Holidays are a special time of year that we all look forward to, a time when friends get together to
celebrate and to share with one another. The Levy County Horse Club, non-profit organization, knows
how to celebrate the holidays with fun, good cheer and a few of their favorite friends. Some of their


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Pictured above is some of the Levy County Horse Club members that celebrated the holidays with their
horses and friends.

friends are of the four-legged variety. They are indeed horses. Horses, like their owners come in all
shapes and sizes. You may feel a little bit like "Goldilocks" in the fairy tale with the three bears, until
you find the one that's just right. When you do, it's pure magic.
Club members celebrated a Christmas ride at the Tidewater trailhead in Goethe State Forest and a
New Year's Day ride at Blackprong trailhead also in Goethe State Forest, which encompasses over
50,000 acres located in southeastern Levy County. Beautiful, wooded, trails, enough to charm any trail
rider. LCHC members were delighted with the wonderful weather provided. Fresh air, sunshine, and a
wonderful four legged friend, who could ask for more? Florida is truly a horse lover's state.
LCHC meets at The Olde Boarding House Restaurant in Treniton, the 2nd Thursday of each month
at 6:00pm for dinner and conversation and the meeting follows at 7:00pm. Come join us or visit our

Congratulations to Cassandra Randall top fund raiser at Old Town
Elementary School. We would also like to thank all the students at
OTES who helped with this year's program. Without the support of our
parents and community we would hot be able to provide many of the
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presents the
Lyceum Series

February 4 7:30 p.m.

Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center
General admission $14
Senior citizens $13
LCCC staff, students & students $12
from other schools
Tickets on sale through evening of the
performance at the Box Office 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner Served at 6 p.m. in the Lobo Cafe
Spanish chicken & rice, salad, dinner roll, dessert and
beverage, $6 including tax seating is limited, so please make
reservations February 1-4.

For Ticket Information call
(386) 754-4340
f you have a disability and need assistance,
you may contact (386) 754-4340


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Grace Baptist Church

Near Mayo, Florida

10:30 A.M.

Join Adults 50 Years Old & Older

At A Covered Dish Luncheon
sponsored by the
Lafayette Baptist Association of Churches

Senior Adult Groups From Area Churches Are Encouraged
To Attend This time OfFellowship, Fun & Friends.

Contact Nancy Holifield At 498-3381 For More Information

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 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


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



If a person derides 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)





information. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of

DATED: January 11, 2005.

By:'Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk

BLANKS BELOW: I. (fully legal name and
trade name of nonlaWyer) Brandi Walker,
CLA, a nonlawyerr, located at 32 SE 278
Street, Cross City, FL, (352) 498-5020,
helped Robert D. Shaw, who is the
petitioner, fill out this form.



P.O. BOX 637

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.: 103
May 25, 2000


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 CountyL
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.


The Executive, Personal and Finance
Committees of the Florida Crown Workforce
Board will meet on, Friday, January 21,
2005 at 10:00 A.M. at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center, 840 SW Main
Blvd., Lake City, Florida.

These meetings are open to the public.

Person(s) interested in participating who
have a disability requiring special
assistance should contact Bob Bush, (386)
752-5713. TTY users dial 711 and ask the
operator to dial (386) 755-9026.

Notice has been made of this meeting,
through publication, to comply with the
"Government in the Sunshine" Law. All
Florida Crown public meetings are listed on
the Florida Crown web site at


Case No.: 05-0018-CA
Division: Family,




TO: Doris M. Shaw,

.been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on ROBERT D. SHAW,
whose address is 17780 NW 90 Terrace,
Fanning Springs, FL 32693-9705 on or
before February 17, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at Clerk
of court, P.O. box 1206, Cross City, FL
32628, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosures of documents and

Beginning at the NE Corner of Block 4 of
J.T. WARD'S ADDITION to the Town of
Cross City and thence run North 89
degrees 57 minutes West on the North
Line of Block 4 a distance of 40 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence from said Point
of Beginning run North 89 degrees 57
minutes West on the North Line of Block 4
a distance of 36 feet, thence run South oi
a line parallel to the East Line of said
Block 4 a distance of 59 feet, thence run
South 89 degrees 57 minutes East a
distance of 36 feet, thence run North on a
line parallel 'to the East line of said Block 4
a distance of 59 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Said property being a portion
of Block 4 of J.T. WARD'S ADDITION as per
the Official Plat thereof on file and of
record in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Dixie County, Florida and
being located and situated in Section 4,
Township 10 South, Range 12 East.

*John Lipptrop, Vena Lipptrop, and
Eugene Lipptrop,
103 Lipptrop Street, Luverne, AL 36049

*Gary E. Holifield,
P.O Box 1467, Cross City, FL 32628
*John D. & Regina Spring
17516 Satsuma Cir., Winter Garden, FL
*Richard B. & Judy A. Howell

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P.O. Box 545, Old Town, FL 32680
*Janet Hose Yesh, Carol J. Hose, Carl W.
Green., 3464 NW 49th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32605
*Janet Hose Yesh, Carol J. Hose, Carl W.
Green, 9210 Millhopper Road,
Gainesville, FL 32653
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 22nd. 2005 at
11:00 A.M.

Dated this January 18th, 2005.
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk

The Dixie County School Board
announces the following School Board
Policy Hearing to which all persons are

Date & Time
Tuesday February 8, 2005
6:00 P.M.

School Board Meeting Facility

Highway 349 South
Old Town, Florida

General Subject Matter To Be
Final Adoption of Revisions to School
Board Policy

Copies of proposed revisions are
available upon request by contacting the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools at
(352) 498-6131.

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Fleet Hometown News

January 14, 2005(FHTNC)--Coast Guard Seaman Brandon M.
Hines, son of Debra P. Hines of Gainesville, Fla. and Dan K.
Warco of Trenton, Fla., recently graduated from the U.S. Coast
Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week training program, Hines completed a
vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical
instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and
courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and
marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical
fitness, health and wellness.
Hines and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast
Guard's core values -- honor, respect and devotion to duty -- and
how to apply them in their military performance and personal
conduct. Hines will join 36,000 other men and women who
comprise Coast Guard's force.
Men and women train together from the first day in the Coast
Guard just as they do aboard ships and shore units throughout the
world. To reinforce the team concept, Hines, and other recruits
were trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol
awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life
balance, as well as total quality management.
Hines is a 2004 graduate of Trenton High School of Trenton,


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Happy 18th

Birthday Leon

January 17, 2005

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years ago and still not grown up at

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 20, 2005

FULFORD'S PRODUCE will be taking
orders for Plant City strawberries, by the flat
br 1/2 fiat now through'the season. Also, if
.yout would like to receive my weekly produce
list call 356-1801 or 498-589.2 and give me
your E-mail or Fax number and I will send it
.pach week. Thanks, Jerry.
*hor(nones or implants. $1 per pound live_
,weight, plus slaughter, cut & wrap. Available
:by the quarter, half, or whole. Contact Ray
-lodges, Evergreen Farm, (352) 542-7135,
:(352) 498-7067.
:CONNIE KARR has approximately 30
:dressy suits & a few dresses, sizes 18, 20 &
42011/2. If interested, please call 542-8855.
'FOR. SALE Weight bench 255 lbs. of
*weights, weight rack $125.00, 498-5758.
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Internet -
!iisit then give us a
(all. A quality service of computers-, inc. Old Town, (352) 542-3362.
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.
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
Liqdidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or small.
Now taking consignments. (352) 356-0721.
AQ#Z424. AU#2548.
Stop: Scratching & Gnawing. Promote
healing & hair growth. Stamp out
ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy
Jack Itch No More, apply Skin Balm, add
Tonekote@ to diet. LANDS RANCH SUPPLY

Af.PLANCES All brands guaranteed.
Se vide in-home or drop-off. Call (352) 463-
9985 or (866) 844-9985.
tIjTOWNUSA Gun Sales, Repairs,
QAT PRICES on special orders. Store
hoir.: 12 Noon 5 P.M., Tues., Fri. Buy, Sell
&'.Trade. Concealed weapons training
classes, call for appointment. Call 542-

FOR ;SALE Polaris Scrambler 500, 4x4,
S4500.00 OBO, call (239) 872-2873.
YARD SALE- Fri. & Sat. Jan 21 & 22nd, off
S9 3419 on NE 272 Ave.. watch for signs.
Baby'clothes dishes antiques, plans tools,
small Itruck tool box e.'.ercse 'quipmenl &
lanir)g bea. Call 542-8042. 8 a m 2 pm.

tfrou are having a problem selling, please
zatl me. i can offer full market price, if you can
b flexible on the terms. Call (3520 498-
2 29:

-ELP WANTED Professional Drivers -
$1,000.00 new hire bonus for experienced
driers! Call about dry bulk & flat bed
ptisilons at our Newberry terminal. (866)

iLP WANTED Sales person needed,
immediate opening. Scoggins Chevrolet-
Bujck in Chiefland. (352) 493-4263.
4.: -
Immnediate, FT-Pt position ir dynamic
Cnqmunity-Based Criminal
Justice/Counseling agency working with
adglts:- Valid Dl & transportation required.
E required (experienced considered in
lieu of education)., MNA/CAP a plus. Exp. in
Sgubtance Abuse Tx., Domestic Violence
IrjterVention, Criminal Justice preferred.
Benefits, mileage, competitive salary. Fax
rbsuine: (352) 335-2208 or email to:
HEL. WANTED Clerks needed at Pinner's
Oa~ii. Stop by for application.
Ecltelors or Associates degree preferred,
hgh 'school diploma or GED, minimum. Must
beRlD or State of Florida certified at Level II
t -above. Computer literate. Knowledge of
technical terms a plus. Contact: Janice Irwin
a- ,(386) 754-4215 or e-mail: To remain open until
positions are filed. Application available on
Human Resources Department
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007

Administrative secretarial work of a varied
and highly responsible nature within the
office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
Duties require working knowledge of
budgets and serves as personal assistant to
the Dean through planning, initiating, and
carrying to completion all administrative
activities. Applicant needs proficiency in
Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
Requires High School diploma, or its
equivalent, plus five years secretarial or
clerical experience. Education can
substitute year for year for required
experience. Special consideration will be
given to applicants with an associate
degree or certificate in a related area.
Salary $22,692.00 annually plus benefits.
Deadline for receiving applications:
February 3, 2005.
149 SE Vocational Place
Phone (386) 754-4314
FAX (386) 754-4594.
E-MAIL: Boettcherg@lakecitycc.,edu
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.
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 TDDITTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
HOME FOR RENT 3 BR 1 1/2 B, new
carpet, new vinyl, behind First Baptist
Church subdivision. $600. p/mo. Call (352)
493-2909, ask for Rick.
HOUSE FOR RENT large fenced yard, near
town, large washroom or bedroom, large
master bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. $400.00 p/mo. +
deposit. Call 407-891-1636.

HUNTING LAND WANTED. Smaller acreage,
family oriented, (321) 277-2707.
NATURE COAST LOVER Active, bright,
humorous, SWM, mid-40's; 5/10", 170 lbs.,
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
P.O. Box 432, Cross City, FL 32628.
GUARANTEED -. Do you carefully plan your
budget, but still are not able to satisfy all
your current & future needs? Let Citi-Corp
Referrals connect you to financial freedom!
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
ufh n
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.
New Homes, room additions,. remodeling,
roofovers. FREE ESTIMATES. License #
RB0051636. Call 498-5143 or mobile 213-
WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
drilling -Pump Sales, Repair & Service
*Water Conditioners, Iron Filters, Sulphur
Removal & Water Softeners -State Lic.
#2632- Now accepting MCNisa/Discover.
(352) 498-3038.
NEW! at IRON -FREE Well Water Company.
PENOX Wide Spectrum Filtration System.
systems are tailored to your particular need.
TEST. No Obligation. Prices: $695 to $1995.
542-9817, (352) 542-7552 or 1-800-437-
RC 0026232. Call (352) 542-8592.
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.
#CACO46187. Free Estimates on
$200.00 up. 4 corner stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432. Ben
Barber, Jr.

LOST Personalized name bracelet, gold &
silver plated, lost Thursday night in the
vicinity of the DCHS gym. If found please call.

WASHING Since 1985, Homes,
Mobiles, Walks, etc. Mold, Mildew,
Spiders, Pastor Jim Hurst, 498-

1 (1-lb.) pkg. Hillshire
Farm Smoked
Sausage, cut into
1-inch slices
1 medium onion, chopped
1/ cup green bell pepper,
1 (15-oz.) can tomatoes,
diced, drained
1 8-ounce package
jambalaya rice mix
Clean and cut the veg-

Jambalaya, a traditional
Louisiana Cajun dish, is a
great way to celebrate
Mardi Gras.
tables. Prepare the jam-
balaya rice mix according
to the package directions,
adding the -tomatoes,
sausage and vegetables in
the same saucepan. Re-
move from heat and allow
to sit for 5 minutes before
fluffing with fork.
1 can refrigerated
Crescent Dinner
Rolls (8 oz.i
1 package Hillshire
Farm Lit'l Smokies
Heat' oven to 375F.
Unroll dough into 1 large
rectangle; press perfora-
tions to seal. Cut dough
into '/2" strips (approxi-
mately 32). Wrap each
strip around the Lit'l
Smokies. Place on un-
greased cookie sheet and
bake for 15 minutes (or
until golden brown).
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Dr. Pernice is pleased to announce Antonio L. Bunker, M.D.
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New Outreach Program for A
Typical complaints, such as fatigue, aches
and pains, confusion, sleeplessness, nerves, and
bowel troubles often hide more damaging, life-
threatening health problems for older adults.
According to the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, the most unrecognized,
underestimated and undertreated health issues
for adults over 50 are:
drinking too much
indulging in the dangerous behavior of mixing
alcohol and prescription medications
misusing, often unintentionally, or abusing
prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
Today, more than half of all older adult
hospitalizations result from adverse drug
reactions. Rates for alcohol-related
hospitalizations among older adults are similar to
those for heart attacks.
Prevention, intervention and medical
treatment will renew older adults' health,
independence and productivity for years to come
and greatly reduce lifetime health care costs for
the individual. In 1956, the American Medical
Association recognized alcoholism as a chronic
disease, which is progressive and fatal unless
treated. Likewise, prescription medication
dependency is a treatable medical condition,
which is also life-threatening if not treated.
Many older people grew up believing that
alcoholism or drug dependence was a moral issue
and that overcoming it was a matter of
willpower. Many still believe this misconception
today, making it hard for older people and their
families to admit the need for help. Older adults
may refuse to recognize their alcohol or
medication dependence due to fear and shame.
Family members may actually enable the
condition to progress by protecting the older
adult or ignoring the problem due to shame and
Friends or neighbors may think that an older
adult "is too respectable or too old to have a
substance problem," Chemical dependency has
nothing to do with age or personality; it is a
disease. Nice older people can have this disease.
In order to raise awareness in the community
of this hidden, yet treatable health condition, an
outreach specialist representing a local
behavioral services provider is currently
delivering informative presentations to various
medical staffs, health care agencies, elder meal
and service sites and senior social groups in
Gainesville and the rural Tri-County area.
The presentation consists of helpful tips for
the safe use of alcohol and medications and a
powerful video entitled, "It Can Happen to
Anyone", produced by AARP. The video
highlights mature men and women in recovery,
not actors, who are leading vibrant, healthy lives
after overcoming their problem with alcohol and
medications dependence.

Technology In Our Li

Reverse Sticker Shock: Camcorder Pric

(NAPS)-There could be
good news for anyone who
remembers eyeing a beauti-
ful camcorder a few years
back, but quickly turning
away after noticing the high
price tag. Now, prices of cam-
corders have come way down,
while features and technol-
ogy continue to improve. And
once considered a luxury item
for many families, camcorders
are now almost a necessity.
You could call it a case of
reverse sticker shock. Leading
manufacturers aie wooing
consumers with rock-bottom
prices without sacrificing on
quality. In fact, even though
prices are dropping precipi-
tously, quality continues to rise.
For example, Sony is offering
two Handycam camcorders in
the Hi8 format that start as
low as $250, yet still have lots
of leading-edge features.
These two camcorders, the
CCD-TRV128 and the CCD-
TRV328, are extremely con-
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tapes. What is Hi8? It's an 8
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that also happens to be the
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adults Over 55
The National Council on Aging maintains
that focusing on older adult treatment solutions is
also a wise investment for our society because, if
left untreated, elder substance abuse will
continue to place a monumental burden on the
nation's healthcare system, due to the significant
impact on society of the "baby boomer"
generation, those born from 1946-1964, as that
group approaches retirement.
Many "boomers", unlike the current group of
elders, will present an additional obstacle for the
health care community due to their illicit drug
use in addition to alcohol and prescription
medications, thus affecting each and every
Since the older adult population is steadily
growing and living longer, it is imperative that
those who live with or near elders and those who
provide services for them become more educated
about this serious medical condition and seek
support in confronting the older adult with
genuine compassion.
Older adults deserve the highest quality of
life. And the good news is, according to
research, -that older adults have the highest
success rate for completion of treatment than any
other age group. Contrary to the ageism or
prejudice against older adults present in our
society, older people can learn and change.
As the number of older adults who are willing
to accept help grows, the treatment services
available at the Gainesville facility will become
increasingly age-specific.
Being able to relate to people of the same age
with many of the same symptoms, behaviors and
health issues will promote a successful recovery
for the participants. The approach is non-
confrontational and supportive and is conducted
at a slower, more relaxed pace in order to
accommodate older adults' specific physical and
emotional health needs.
Depending on the severity of the medical
condition, an individual may require a
combination of services, such as detoxification,
residential treatment, out-patient counseling or
in-patient hospital "detox," if the individual is
frail or too ill.
Services are provided for privately insured
individuals, Medicaid recipients and the
homeless. Some services are supplemented by
the State of Florida.
As professionals and family members
continue to emerge from denial, every citizen
will benefit significantly by the reduction of the
consequential high cost of alcohol and
prescription medications abuse in the years to
For more information regarding the Older
Adult Outreach Program, please contact Diane
Athanson, Outreach Specialist, Meridian
Behavioral Healthcare (352) 374-5600, ext. 8261.
Now Is The Time To
vesj Support Our Troops
(NAPS)-The importance
of the job they do is oftentimes
es Drop overlooked. Yet America's 1.2
million National Guard and
Reserve members make up
almost half of our nation's
Armed Forces. And they're
taking over more of its
national defense and home-
;. land security responsibilities..
SI Overseas, these dedicated cit-
izen-soldiers are making vital
contributions, in everything
from the war on terrorism to
by's first preserving the peace.

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tape format and the easiest
to find on store shelves. Hi8
is even more common than
VHS, the video format on
.which most feature-length
movies are recorded.
Owning a great quality
video camera has never been
easier. You don't have to
spend a lot to cherish your
memories. Plus, who knows,
today it's home movies,
tomorrow you just may be
making a Hollywood block-
buster of your own.
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For those deployed, this in-
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them in the Guard and
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well as their loved ones.
In Illinois, AMVETS mem-
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tributing to the local armory's
family readiness fund, while
in New Jersey, veterans are
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'nationally, the organization
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Support for our men and
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Corn Stalk Plant Bloome Finally
Just when you think the vault of pictures for
the weekly Dixie County Sighting is empty
someone shows up, emails or calls about /
another Sighting and. all is well for another
week or in this case for the next couple of
We were literally at the bottom of the barrel last- week and were
about to send out an SOS to our readers.
Then, badda bing, badda bang, badda boom, three brand new
Sightings dropped into our lap with one more in the making.
What a great group of people we have in Dixie County and
throughout our readership area!
And, to add frosting to the cake, one of the delightful perks that
comes with this territory called "Dixie County Sightings" isthie
people you meet.
Take this past week as an example. A wonderful lady Dot Geq
- stopped by to share a photograph she took and so, for this week's
Dixie County Sighting we have something that Miss Dot is
thrilled about sharing with our readers, although for her it was a long
time coming.
The picture included with this article is of a 13-year-old plant
called a Corn Stalk.
Miss Dot, who has been in the flower business her entire life, has
never seen one of these plants bloom. Her conrri stalk first bloomed a
year ago.
"I haven't found anyone who has seen a corn plant bloom," Miss
Dot, who is a member of the Steinhatchee Garden Club, said.
The only downside to this unique blooming experience is the
odor associated with the flower.
"I have a greenhouse at my home in Cross City and the odor
from the bloom, is smelling up the entire building," Miss Dot, who
has been a resident of Dixie County since 1947, said.
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique
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Ranger Basketball Teams Prepare For SMAC Tournament
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L.-IDY 1IL-'GERS I-r, front row, Megan Hunt, .-shley O'Steen,. Shaina Downing, Brittan.y Pinner and Coach Stack. Back row,
Courtney Daniels, Alexis Jenkins, Rashida Mitchom, Audra Evans, Jalycia Walker, Jessica Robinson, Karen Blount and Kathleen

RANGERS l-r, front row, Rick Whittington, Brett Sullivan, Kyle Skelly, Cord Hart, Eddie Brownell, and Stephen Godbolt Back
row, Donald Anderson, Zach DesJardin, David Suro, Markell Harris, Chris Karlsen, Tevin Henderson, Erick Dix, Dillon and Coach
John Thomas.

The boys and girls basketball teams at Ruth Rains Middle School are preparing for the SMAC tournament to oe held next week in
Williston on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They will also be playing regular season games on Thursday in Williston and Friday in Lake-
Butler of this week.
The Lady Rangers are sporting a 9-2 record and the Rangers have a 5-6 record on the year.



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