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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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SIGHTINGS, page 16

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Thursday, January 27, 2005 Volume 83, Number 5, I Section 50 C .... c.,,

Newborn Orphaned After

Parents' Tragic Death
'By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Myrle Lynn Burke of the First District came home from work last Wednesday, January 19, 2005,
orily to find her brother, Donald Ray Burke, 50 and his girlfriend, Angela Ann Lucas, 33, dead in their
motor home from carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to Burke, Donald and Angela had been staying in the motor home on her property and
'had recently become the proud parents of a baby girl who they named after her Aunt Myrle Lynn.
-Lfttle Myrle Lynn was born on December 14, 2004 and remains at Shands Children's Hospital, where
'she is being treated for some medical problems.
' Burke stated that she had seen both parents the day before around 9:00 prm. She remembers
hearing them turn the RV's motor on around 3:00 am on the 19th and figured that they were just
-warming the motor home up. At 6:00 am, Burke left to go to work and noticed that the motor was still
running. However, she figured that they had restarted the engine to once again heat the small RV up.
It wasn't until later that afternoon when she returned home that she checked in on the couple. It
:had warmed up throughout the day and the motor was still running. When she entered the RV she
quickly turned off the motor and then went to the sleeping area, only to discover that the couple was
.dead "
Sheriffs officials and Dixie EMS personnel arrived at the scene around 3:00 pm. Both Donald
,Burke and Angela Lucas's bodies were transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in
.Jacksonville where their deaths were declared accidental.
Myrle, Lynn stated that she has found great comfort through her extended family at the store and
customers, but most of all when she holds her namesake in her arms. The fate of Little Myrle Lynn is
not certain as family members concentrate on the burial of her parents, and she continues treatment
under the care of the doctors. Thankfully she does have family who will be there for her.
Donald Burke was cremated on Monday, January 24th with Rick Gooding Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements. He is survived by his sister, Myrle Lynn Burke and a brother, Gerald Flower, of
Hernando, FL. Donald's ashes will be scattered in the Suwannee River, along with those of his father
who preceded him in death.
Lucas's family who is from the Dunnellon area, have taken her home for a private burial.
Donations are currently being taken to help the Burke family with funeral costs. You can contact
Tracy Stephenson at 349 Express at 542-9233 for details
Our prayers go out to this family and especially, to Linttle Mrle Lynn

11th Annual Hee-Haw Production
Saturday, January 29, 2005
DCHS Auditorium 7:00 P.M.

Cross City Traffic Stop Produces

Arrest for Drug Trafficking
:By Mike Moore
Dixie County Advocate Staff Writer
.:A routine traffic stop in Cross City turned into a drug bust Monday night.
Cross -City. police officer John Simmons observed a green Volkswagen with a broken taillight
headed north-on Cedar Street. Simmons stopped the car, driven by Jonathan Wesley Douglas, a white
male with an Old Town address. He explained the reason for the stop and then told Douglas that a K-9
unit, with police dog Jammer, would check out the area around the vehicle, searching for drugs.
Jammer detected the presence of drugs near the passenger door. Officer Simmons told Douglas to
get out of the car and empty his pockets. He produced a wallet and a knife. The officer noticed a bulge
in the suspect's pocket and when this was searched, a bag containing four baggies of meth was
Three passengers in the car were also searched but they did not have any drugs in their possession.
Jennie Knight, Terra Osteen, and Kevin Iobst were not detained.
Douglas -was arrested and taken to the Dixie County Jail. He was charged with drug trafficking. An
additional search revealed three more baggies of drugs.

Illegal Dumping Poses Problems

For Area Residen
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Residents living and traveling on 55A
recently have been subjected to discarded
animals carcasses being dumped along the
roadway which is not only unsightly but produces
a nauseating smell. The illegal dumping has also
come to the attention of Florida Wildlife
Commission authorities who have initiated an
investigation into the matter.
: An FWC spokesperson stated that they first
became aware of the incident after a number of

ongoing problem in our area for years. "It seems
to be 'worse during scalloping season," Ruth
stated. He noted that throughout the year his
,department, along '. ih the Road Department,
handles "dead animal" calls on a weekly basis.
Ruth added that not only does his department
handle the calls, but also inmates pick up the
animal debris when cleaning up roadside trash.
It's not uncommon to find hunting dogs and
pets year round who have been run over on the

Pictured above are various animal carcasses that had been discarded on a 55A resident's property.

doe heads had been dumped in the area after doe
season, indicating that poaching may have
occurred in the area. Discarding of the animal
carcasses come under a liter law ranging from an
infraction to a 3rd degree felony, depending on
the amount disposed of. "We take these offenses
seriously," stated one FWC official. "We ask
that anyone with information about any illegal
dumping contact our Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-
888-404-3922." You may remain anonymous
and rewards up to $1,000 may be awarded for
information that leads to arrest of a violator.
, County Sanitation Director, Joe Ruth, stated
that the dumping of animal carcasses has been an

roadways, however, the dumping of deer and hog
carcasses during hunting season is a direct result
of hunters not being good sportsmen and
neighbors. The problem on 55A is an example of
blatant disregard for the property of others, as the
area roll-off site can be seen from where the
carcasses are being thrown.
Ruth stated that the county has a license to
transport dead animals and no one should just
throw out their unwanted trash because they think
the county won't take it or will charge them for
the disposal.. .it will definitely cost you if you are
caught dumping illegally.

Chamber of Commerce Banquet is

Time to Honor Dixie's Own

DiVie Coun Chamber Ojficers namedd for 2005. pictured left to right Angie Bush-Secretary, Arthur Bellot-President, Gary Poore- 'ice President,,
and Debbie Dembo-Treasurer.' .. .

Dixie County .ldvocat Staf
It was one of the year's top social events with honors and awards passed but to deserving citizens.
The 58th Annual Dixie County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held Friday evening, January 21, at Trail Rider's Club in Cross City,
drew a crowd of about 120.
The theme was Western, and the local "cowboys and cowgirls" rounded up plates of barbecue with all the trimmings.
Outgoing Chamber President Sid Dosh was master of ceremonies for the evening. He introduced several presenters who in turn gave
awards. See CHAMBER, page 5

Commission Turns Mud Bogging Issue Over to Attorneys
By Mike Moore

Dixie County Advocate Staff
There is definitely interest stirred up when the phrase "mud
bogging" is scheduled to be discussed at the Dixie County
Commission. Over 100 people showed up, at the regular
commission meeting, Thursday evening, January 20 and by far
most of them were interested in the continuing discussion of mud

Attorney Ray Thomas speaks to the County Commission Thursday
night. Thomas was representing those who wished to continue the
mud bogging activity.
bogging at Ocean Pond. The crowd was so large that the
commission chamber could not hold them all, so the meeting was
moved to the courtroom down the hall at the Dixie County
After attorneys for two different groups spoke to the
commission, several area residents also expressed their views. One
side contends that the sport has been going on for many years and
new people who move to an area close to the activity are aware of
what takes place and move there anyway, them complain. The
other side contends that the activity has been an off and on again

Publisher and Editor Head

Team at Dixie County Advocate
By Staff Writer
The two people now at the helm of the Dixie County Advocate
have extensive newspaper experience. They are combining their
talents and experience to keep Dixie County's 83-year old
newspaper running smoothly while constantly aiming for even
better service to the community.
Publisher Mike Moore writes articles, selects and edits copy,
takes photos, and represents the newspaper throughout the
community. He finds things of interest to county residents and
covershem in the paper.
Moore is a Florida native. He has worked as a reporter, sports
editor, editor, proofreader, English teacher, and in other media
He has been married to Tanya for 35 years. They have three
See AD VOCA TE, page 5

thing. They point out there is noise, alcohol abuse, and littering at
the racing site,
After a lengthy discussion, County Attorney Joey Lander
requested a brief recess while he 'spoke with lawyers representing
both interests. When the commission meeting resumed, Lander
asked the board for permission to meet at another time with both
attorneys and return with suggestions and recommendations.
Commissioners readily agreed and the meeting room emptied of
most audience members.
Further study by the county confirms that land development
regulations state the Board of Adjustment can do only one of two
things with a request for special exception. They can grant or deny
it. They granted the request in 1996. Regulations do not provide for
the board to change the exception. It appears that there is no
process whereby the board can review the exception once it has
been granted. Those with complaints now must sue in Circuit Court
to have the situation changed.
Although the bogging issue overshadowed other topics, both in
numbers of interested residents and in time consumed, board
members did deal with several other items. The meeting lasted
from 6:00pm until almost 10:00.
In other action, board members'heard from Charlene White of
the Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District. She explained the
work of her organization and was granted travel funds to further
her efforts and training. Each board member pledged $30.00 in
personal funds to help with awards for the speaking contest
involving middle and high school students.
Sable Boiling of the Dixie County Health Department spoke
about her agency's work and the need for additional 'facilities as the
population increases.
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot discussed several matters-
with the commission. He pointed out that space in the courthouse is
growing increasingly limited. The board will need to begin:
planning for additional office space to accommodate county needs.
The next County Commission meeting will be Thursday,'
February 3, at 10:00 a. m.

Fourteen Applicants for

Judge's Office

Toss Hats in Ring
By Mike Moore- Dixie County Advocate Staff
Being a Circuit Judge in North Florida appears to be a popular
thing. Fourteen people have submitted their names as replacements
for Judge Thomas J. Kennon who is retiring as judge of the Third
All applicants are attorneys as required by law. Six are female,
eight male. Seven are from Lake City, two from Live Oak, and one
each are from Mayo, Madison, Perry, High Springs, and Branford.
The names of applicants are sent to a Judicial Nominating
Committee. The committee interviews each person seeking the
post and cuts the list down to from three to six names. These are
See JUDGES, page 5

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

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Michael L. Moore.............................. Publisher
Sue Chew ning.. ...... ........ ................. Editor
Terri Langford..................................... Reporter
Joyann Rogers.........................Office Manager
Louis Russell Dosh...................... Web Master

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by Jerry Prater

Global warming threat on the rise
I awoke Monday morning to temperatures in the mid-20's
That's Fahrenheit. Mid-20's Celsius is actually quite comfortable
A desirable daytime high for this time of year. .
Incidentally, does anyone know why they started calling th
metric system of measuring temperature "Celsius" instead of "cen
tigrade?" I think. Fahrenheit is the name of the guy who elevate
the measurement of temperatures from, "Pretty danged cold ou
there this morning," to,"Look for overnight lows in the mid-20's.
But who is this Celsius guy? And how come he gets credit for th
system after it already had a name?- What's the point of going t
school if they're going to change everything you learn after you ge
Anyway, as I went to my all-knowing computer to verify that i
was indeed cold as a warm spring morning in Anchorage, Alaska,
spotted a news item which relayed the information that global
warming is about to reach catastrophic proportions. That got m
worried right away.
It seems that a group of scholars has come to the conclusion;
that a "climate-change catastrophe" is on the way, and could arriv
in ten years or possibly even sooner. And to make matters worse
we are about to arrive at a "point of no return," beyond which w
cannot hope to avert disaster, even if we all become vegetarians
trade in our pickups and SUV's for bicycles, switch to sola
heating and surrender our national sovereignty to the infinit
'Wisdom of the UN General Assembly.
. This is supposed to be because we will soon reach a point
wherein the average world temperature will be two degrees centi
grade (for some reason, the report did not call it "Celsius") abov
,what it was in 1750, which was before factories, railroads and th
internal combustion engine, started messing everything up wit
'their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
; Wait a minute; it hasn't been that long since environmentalist
"were blaming global warming on the methane gas caused by boviri
Flatulence. Didn't they have cows before 1750? And what about th
,global cooing we were being warned about in the 1970's?
Besides that, what's two degrees centigrade? About. 3.6 degree
Fahrenheit. That's not even the usual separation between the actual
temperature and the discomfort index. And we're talking about
'more than 250 years, during which the average temperature ha
bounced all over the place. It just happens to be where it's at right
now, increasing marginally, and never mind that it was supposed
going the other way 30 years ago.

: We are being warned that this development could result in th
polar ice caps melting and the water level in the oceans risin
significantly. I have no doubt that this would cause the value o
waterfront real estate to drop sharply, however I have seen no indi
cation that developers are pulling out or that prices are dropping.
Another projected problem has the Gulf Stream malfunctioning
The Gulf Stream is the water warmed by the sun in the temperate
and tropical regions making its way northward, causing th
weather to be more palatable in the regions to our north.
; Unfortunately, this may already have happened. Did you watcl
ainy football on TV Sunday? Where's a domed stadium when yoi
could use one? The whole state of Pennsylvania looked lik
Lambeau Field. I talked to a guy in New York City who spoke c
50 mph winds. We call that a tropical storm, only I guess you'
have to call it something else when it comes along with snow an

sub-zero temperatures.

And what about the Presidential Inauguration? They could'
keep the TV cameras off the protesters, which is unfortunate; bu
you know that, in milder weather, these gibrones would have beer
streaking in their birthday suits, rather than wearing overcoats and
gloves. Son, it weren't nothing' but cold up there!
For some reason, though, folks just can't seem to get too fire
up about global warming these days. Wonder why.

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By Mike Moore

It is the name of our county. Out of 3,066 counties in the
United States, this is the only one named "Dixie." That is
surprising. Nowhere in South Carolina, Alabama, or Mississippi is
there a Dixie county. Only here and only us.
Dixie is also the title of a stirring song. And I knew a girl
named Dixie. Then there was the Dixie Diner down the coast. And
the grocery store, and a couple of old-time riverboats. The word
"Dixie" is so popular that when I typed the name into the
computer, just searching a little bit, I received notice that there are
5,720,000 places mentioning the term. I didn't look at all of them.
What" does the word mean and where did it come from
Some folks believe it came from those surveyors who drew the
line between Maryland and Pennsylvania, Mr. Mason and Mr.
Dixon. Possible.
On a Saturday night in 1859, a minstrel show in New York
City was looking for a "walk-around" tune. This was the
traditional end to the show and a lively song was needed. Daniel
Decatur Emmett, a 44-year old Ohio man, wrote the song known
as "Dixie." This was from a phrase among circus people in the
North who thought about the South or "Dixieland" as the cold
weather came upon them.
During the Civil War it was picked up as the Southern Anthem,
beginning in New Orleans and spreading rapidly. It was played in
1861 at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as President of the
Confederacy. The word had become a nickname for the South long
before the war began.
As the tragic war ended, Abraham Lincoln asked an army band
to play the song, claiming it now belonged to the whole country.
This was on April 8, 1865. He was assassinated on the 14th
In the Louisiana river trade, a ten-dollar note was used as legal
tender. It contained the word "Dix" on each comer. These bills
became known as "Dixies" and the area they came from was
known as Dixieland.
So there are several stories about where the word came from.
Florida was admitted to the Union as the 27th state in 1845. At
the time, Madison County stretched from the Georgia line to the
Gulf. In 1856 parts were broken off from Madison to form Taylor
and Lafayette Counties and in 1921 the lower half of Lafayette
became Dixie County. Some old-time Southerner must have
suggested the name.
There is only one Dixie County. It is home to some of the
finest people anywhere.
"....old times there are not forgotten..."

Letter to the Editor.
Dear Sid Dosh & Abbey,
Well my two friends, you have one Disabled American Veteran
that is really sad to see you go! But, on the other hand, I'm really
happy for the both of you!
S. It was a great honor to meet you both! Sid, my hand is out to
e- you always along with my heart and soul.
I know that I was one of those people that probably ruffled
e your feathers at times, but that didn't stop :,ou from being the great
n- editor that you were for the Dixie County ,4di','caw I must say that
d Mayling (my dog) and I will miss you!
tt As I look back on this past year, 2004, I don't know how many
" times my name hit the Dixie County Advocate, but when it did it
e made me feel good because you were the captain of the ship! I
thank you for that extra five minutes you took to console this true
0 American disabled veteran. I won't go into details because you
et know from your heart and your pen that you were still looking out
for your fellow men and women that are on this ship here in Dixie
it County.
I With that said my friend, I, Private DeMoure request that you
al order Abbey to the bow of that ship while I put up the sails and
e you both sail off in that beautiful sunset together in peace and
happiness. You two are the one best thing that happened for Dixie
n County and all the people that you have made contact with and the
e stories you wrote!
Your friend for life!
e, Private Woodrow L. DeMoure
ie Proud Disabled American Veteran...still marching for those
' men and women who never had a chance...sail on brother!
e Letter to the Editor
Dixie County Advocate,
I reacted with much emotion when learning that Sid Dosh had
- sold the Dixie County Advocate. One, happy for Sid and a new life,
e secondly, sad and concerned that a big void had been left in the
e Dixie County Community.
h When Suwannee Lumber needed local support to get U.S.D.A.
and bank support to expand and grow jobs, Sid was most helpful.
Is On other occasions Sid was more th:n willing to recognize
e hardworking Suwannee Lumber Company employees in his paper.
e "Can't" was not part of Sid Dosh's vast and articulate vocabulary.
He was always willing to promote any cause that was for the
es betterment of Dixie County.
al Sid Dosh will be missed. Hopefully Sid will keep his word and
t be around to help us with his enormous talent.
To the new Advocate owners you have some high standards to
s follow. Here's wishing you success and prosperity in the coming
ht years.
y On behalf of myself and all the people of Suwannee Lumber
Company, "Thanks Sid" May God Bless You!
e Frank B. (Bump) Faircloth






I am a kind of paranoiac
in reverse. I suspect peo-
ple of plotting to make
me happy.
-J. D. Salinger

The bird of paradise
alights only upon the
hand that does not grasp.
-John Berry

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State Fire Marshal Asks For

Citizens Help
The State Fire Marshal's Office, Bureau of Fire and Arson
Investigations, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, is currently
investigating a vehicle 'fire that occurred at the Steinhatchee Falls
off of Highway 51, Steinhatchee, Florida. This fire has been
determined to be arson. An arson reward for up to $2,500 is being
offered by the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention
for information concerning these fires.
The fire occurred on December 14, 2004 while the vehicle, a
1991 Ford F150 with boat trailer attached, was parked in the
vehicle and trailer parking area.
The Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations is the law
enforcement branch of the Division of State Fire Marshal that
assists other state and local law enforcement agencies in the
investigation of fires of suspicious origin. Anyone with
information about any suspicious fire is asked to call 1-877-662-
7766 (1-877-NOARSON) or 850-413-3900. Information also may
be mailed to Arson Control, PO Box 1654, Winter Park, FL 32790.
The State Fire Marshal Case number is 37-04-3998.

Cold Weather Won't Stop The Sun's Rays
During the winter months, many people are more concerned
with protecting their skin from the effects of the wind and cold
weather than from the sun. But protecting skin from the sun's
harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) is a must all year-round.
UV rays cause skin cancer, the most. common type of cancer in the
United States and they do not stop causing damage when the
weather turns cold.
UV radiation is also reflected or scattered by different surfaces.
Snow, for example, can reflect as much as 80 percent of UV
radiation and UV levels increase significantly as altitude increases.
Winter sports such as skiing can present UV exposure as intense as
a day at the beach.
People taking winter cruises or tropical vacations should also
use caution. Sand may reflect as much as 15 percent of UV rays
and sea foam as much as 25 percent. While the sun may not climb
as high during the winter months, UV levels are still strong during
midday and the sun's intensity is highest near the equator.
Winter trips to tanning booths cause exposure to UV rays just
as the sun does. In fact, a study by the National Cancer Institute
found that using tanning booths more than -once a moffth can
increase the risk of getting skin cancer by 150 percent.
"'Skin cancer, especially melanoma, can be deadly," says Lily,
Lai, M.D., skin cancer expert at City of Hope Cancer Center in Los
Angeles. "Fortunately, skin cancers are preventable and highly
curable if found and treated early."
Several risk factors increase the chance of skin cancer, but
everyone is at risk of developing the disease. Some of these risk
factors include: having fair skin that freckles easily; living in warm
climates with increased sun exposure and/or high, altitudes;
occupational exposure, such as working outdoors; overall lifetime
exposure to the sun; and having many moles.
Tips to protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year-round:
Avoid exposure to midday sun, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when
UV rays are most dangerous.
Use sunscreen with a sun protective factor (SPF) of 15 or
higher whenever you spend time outdoors. Remember to reapply
sunscreen every 1 to 1 'A hours.
Wear protective clothing such as hats and long-sleeved
shirts that block the sun's rays.
Protect young children from the sun's rays. The damaging
effects of UV radiation can begin in childhood.
Be careful when taking certain medications that 'may
cause the skin to burn more easily. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist to determine if your medication could be a problem.
Avoid sun lamps and tanning booths.
"Having a tan, natural or artificial, is a sign that the skin has
already been damaged," says Dr. Lai. "Since tanning booths
expose you to ultraviolet rays just as the sun does, using a sunless
tanning lotion is the best way to add color without damaging your
For more information about skin cancer research and treatment
at City of Hope, call 800-826-HOPE or visit

Care tor the
Entire Family

Dixie County

Jail Log
Battery, Domestic Violence.
Sentenced State Bed (18 Months).
KERNON, FLOYD, 23, Sentenced
12 Months State Bed.
VOP (Burglary), Active Warrant,
FTA No DL Levy County.
SAVAGE, JOHN, Sentenced 22
Months State Bed.
ANDERSON, A.J., 30, Warrant
Uttering and Forged.
JUVENILE, 16, Possession
Marijuana -20 Grams, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia.
JUVENILE, 17, Possession -20
Grams, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. .
FTA DWLS/R, VOP Aggravated
Assault W/Deadly Weapon, Hold For
Gilchrist County Sheriff Office, VOP -
DUI/Hold For Gilchrist County
Sheriff Office.
VOP DWLS/R, Bond Revoke.

Necessity Is the
Mother of Invention
(NAPS)-In Rob Ashford's
home, the smell of the family
dog, the cat's litter box, or
guests'cigars doesn't last long.
That's thanks to a gel prod-
uct he created himself to mag-
ically remove unpleasant odors
from the air, replacing them
with subtle fragrances includ-
ing citrus, floral, and vanilla.
"These products don't mask
Gel air cleaners remove tell-
tale pet smells.
odors-they remove them,"
Ashford says. "You don't even
know they're there,except for
the gentle fragrance that's left
behind." '
Called Natural Magic, these
air-cleaning wonders sit incon-
spicuously on kitchen coun-
ters, behind furniture, next
to the litter box, or nestled in
a dried arrangement, work-
ing up to 90 days. Available
at major retailers (Lowe's,
Home Depot, PetCo and Wal-
Mart) as well as hardware
stores, drugstores, pet stores
and supermarkets, they are
child-proof and pet-proof.

"Pet owners are among
our biggest fans," Ashford
says. No wonder, because
Natural Magic Odor Blaster
liquid even removes "skunk"
from Fido's coat. It also can
be sprayed on furnishings,
draperies or carpeting soiled
by the family's fickle feline.
or call 800-378-2442 for
more information.



2220 N. Young Blvd. ** CHIEFLAND
(across from Wal-Mart)

Dr. Bennitt Patterson

Licensed Massage
Therapist Available
On Location

X-rays & Physical Therapy
Available On Location


US 19


Insurance Accepted:
*Beech Street
*Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPC.
*Health Options
*Personal Injury/Auto Accidents
*Workers' Compensation

Office Hours:
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R.OM Med. & Fri.** 9:00am -N000 & 2:00 6:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 a.m.* N000 & 2:00 5:00 p.m.


Florida's Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
The state's December 2004 unemployment rate of 4.5 percent is.essentially unchanged from the revised
rate of 4.4 percent in November and down 0.4-percentage point from 4.9 percent a year ago. The state
continued to see growth in the total number of jobs as well as an increase in the rate of growth.
Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2004 was 0.9 percentage points lower
than the national rate of 5.4 percent.
In December 2004, seasonally adjusted nonagricultural employment grew by 172,300 jobs over the year
adjusted nonagricultural employment grew by 172,3000 jobs over the year, growing at a rate of 2.3 percent.
By comparison, the national rate of growth was 1.3 percent for the same period.
Based on data from November 2004, the latest month for which comparable data is available from other
states, Florida led all states in the number of new jobs created and had the fastest rate of annual job growth
-among the ten most populous states.
December marks the ninth consecutive month of positive job growth in the higher-paying Durable
Goods Manufacturing sector (+2,800 jobs), with most of the jobs being added in computer and electronic
product manufacturing (+1,900 jobs, +3.7 percent) and aerospace product manufacturing (+1,500 jobs, +8.6
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater arid Orlando MSAs led the state in over-the-year job growth in
December 2004 (+26,200 jobs and +22,200 jobs respectively). In Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, job
gains were concentrated in professional and business services (+16,200 jobs). In Orlando, leisure and
hospitality produced 6,400 new jobs. Following these two MSAs in third and fourth place were the Ft.
Lauderdale and Miami MSAs, creating 18,100 and 17,700 jobs respectively.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Dixie Education A SCHOOL ZONE W



Public Service

Information Announcements
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Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive .Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753. .
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Jannette
Martin at 352-379-2929.
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for, poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
* American Legion Post 383
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and 3rd
Tues. each month @- 6:30pm.
Call 542-2169 -
* Dixie Countyr -Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
[.Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
i CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
{ UNF Small Business
[ Development Center at the
S Chamber of Commerce office in
j Cross City. Call M-W-F, from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
0 Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
) will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association

helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
AL-ANON Family Group AA
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the' County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month. Call:
Dreamer's 1st Monday of
every month at the DCHS in Mr.
Kosler's room after school at
2:45 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday morning at
11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1st Thursday of each
month at the City Hall beginning
at 6 p.m.
NA Meetings Each Thursday
at 7 p.m. at the Cross City
Church of God on Kenneth St. in
Cross City, FL. Call: 352-498-
4362. -
Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd Saturday
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Shamrock Masonic Lodge.
Tri-County Breast Cancer
Support Group meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.-
Call: 352-490-4545.
* WeightWatchers -
Meeting every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at the Cross City Woman's
Club on the comer of Barber &
Chewning. Call: 1-800-651-
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the .discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events ofgeneral public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.


Please be advised that children under the
age of 16 must have parental supervision
to participate in the activities at the
"Activity Center Skating Rink".
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Activity Center "Skating Rink" Personnel

presents the
SLyceum Series

February 4 7:30 p.m.

Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center
General admission $14
' Senior citizens $13
SLCCC 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

If you have a disability and need assistance,
you may contact (386) 754-4340


Log Cabin

Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, January 20th at the
Levy County Quilt Museum. It
was another busy day. We now
have a third quilt in the frame
to work on. It is like Jacob's
coat referred to in the Bible, a
coat of many colors. It will be
a quilt of many colors but in a
Log Cabin pattern.
Mike Brannon came up
from Camp Curuth and
brought fabric for us to use
that the children from the camp
painted. We will use the fabric
to make quilts and wall
hangings. When we finish
them they will be taken back
and hung in the schools'
rooms. We will be going down
to the camp soon to visit and
see how the children are doing.
It is a busy time of year for
us. We have had a lot of
visitors, many of them are
looking for land to move on
and we can't blame them;
country living is so peaceful.
The larger cities are so
crowded that sometimes it's
hard to see the stars in the sky
for the lights. We always enjoy
meeting new people and
getting to know them. We
welcome them to come back to
come and visit whenever they
Looking ahead we have
several quilt groups scheduled
to come and visit in March.
Can't wait to share ideas with
As always, our visitors will
have the great fortune to eat
with us. This past week's
lunch featured chicken and
dumplings, lots of cheese
dishes, mixed vegetable,
pumpkin cake, lemon pie, lots
of salads and much more.
Twenty-four-' members were
present. W. Home

Cheesy Catfish
2 tablespoons margarine
h cup grated
Parmesan cheese
'/ cup yellow cornmeal
4 cup all-purpose flour
h teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
2 pounds U.S.
Farm-Raised Catfish

1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. Place margarine in a
13- by 9-inch baking pan
and put in oven to melt
while oven is heating.
Remove from oven.
3. Mix Parmesan cheese,
cornmeal, flour, pepper,
and paprika in plastic bag.
Add catfish fillets, one at
a time, and shake to coat
with Parmesan mixture.
Arrange fillets in a single
layer in the prepared pan,
turning once to coat with
margarine. Sprinkle re-
maining cheese mixture
over fish.
4. Bake for 10 to 15 min-
utes or until golden brown
and- fish flakes easily
when tested with a fork.

-Free Pregnancy Tests
*Confidential Counseling
Mon.& Thurs. -11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Across From Dixie County
High School
((ilh 498-77764)


Articles &

Display Ads
Monday @ 5:00pm

Classified Ads
Tuesday @ 12

Need more info
call 498-3312

North Central
Florida Regional
Planning Council
To Meet
There will be a meeting of
the North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council on
Thursday, January 27, 2005,
2004. The meeting will be held
at the Quality Inn and
Conference Center (formerly
the Holiday Inn Restaurant),
Lake City, Florida. Dinner will
start at 7:00, and the meeting at
What's gone and what's
past help, should be past
-William Shakespeare


Foundation To

Hold Fish Fry
The Dixie County
Education Foundation will be
holding a special Fundraiser-
Fish Fry on Friday, February
4th at the Cross City City Park
from 11:00am-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.


February 5th, 6:00 pm at
the Trenton Community
.Center, there will be the
Poorman's Bluegrass Pickin.
The: community center is
located at the Trenton City
Bring your lawn chair and
come and enjoy some great
Bluegrass music, there's plenty
of room to set around and jam.
.For more information call
800-576-2398 and ask for
Cloud. See ya there!

Attention Parents

The Dixie District Schools' HIPPY program is operating in its
third year. Currently, 30 families are being served through this
wonderful program. Due to the increased funding, more families
may be added at this time.
HIPPY is designed to provide interested parents with FREE
curriculum, books, supplies and support to teach your child very
important pre-school skills. This program has limited availability
and is based on eligibility. Your child may or may not be enrolled
in school to participate. This is a 30-week program and has proved
success in hundreds of children worldwide.
If you are interested, please call the HIPPY office at the Old
Town Educational center and ask for Kim Lander, Judy Corbin or
Diane Lord (352) 498-6111 or (352) 398-6110Q.


34 NE 144th St.-Cross City, FL
Hours 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Mon. Tues. Wed. Fri.
8:30 A.M.- 12:00 dM.- Sat.
Closed Thursday

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MONDAY JANUARY 31, Chili w/Crackers or Hot Dog on
Bun, Cole Slaw, Carrot Coins w/Ranch Dip, Cinnamon Roll,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1.- Spaghetti w/Hot Rolls or Corn
Dog, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2,- Chicken Nuggets or Manager's
Choice, Oven Fries, Pudding, Fruit or Fruit Juice & Milk.
THURSDAY- FEBRUARY 3, Oven Fried Chicken w/Hot Rolls
or Tuna Salad w/Bread, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Seasoned
Green Beans, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Fourth Grade parent FCAT Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 Pizza or Manager's Choice, French
Fries, Fruit, or Fruit Juice, Milk.
LOOKING AHEAD-- Tuesday, Feb. 8, Fourth Grade FLORIDA
WRITES testing.

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.

2005 OTE Pageant
It's that time of year again. The Old Town Elementary School
is holding its pageant. This year we have opened the pageant t anyone between the age of ond month to the 5th grade. The pageant
will be held February 11th, 2005 at 6:00 PM in the Old Towni
Elementary School Cafeteria.
Applications can be picked up at the front office of the school.
Entry fee is $40.00 which will include a picture package, taken by
Fred Sabback Photography. Return applications to Connie Land in
the front office of the school by Wednesday, February 2, 2005.
Any questions call Connie at 542-7818, ext. 300.
Advanced tickets will be on sale beginning February 7th at the
front desk.
All proceeds go to help the students at Old Town Elementary

It Takes a Whole Community

to Save a Life
Local residents can make a difference by giving blood at the:
Steinhatchee Community Blood Drive. For the convenience of.
donors, the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be parked at Mlason's.
Store, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, February 4.
All donors receive a recognition T-shirt and a cholesterol:
screening. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least,
110 pounds and show a valid photo I.D.
LifeSouth is the sole supplier of blood components for local
medical facilities. The local blood center part of LifeSouth's 16-
region family of community blood centers supplies blood to 39
medical facilities in a 17-county area of North Central Florida. For
more information, please call (352) 334-1000. Visit to learn more about saving lives.

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Lifetime Community Service Awards went to Mary C. Miller and
Hal Chewning, Sr. The Raymond Warren Award was presented to
Scott Gantt and Danny Liles.. The 0. K. Jones Award was given to
Shamrock Veterinarian Services (Drs. Linda and Hank Stoddard).
The. Citizen of the Year plaque was awarded to Mike Cassidy.
Several area businesses were recognized for remaining in Dixie
County for a long time. These were Dixie Appliances (Sam, Kevin,
and Bart Futch), Cheek's Pharmacy (Melody Rollison), Liles
Hardware) Danny, Charlotte, and Steve), Florida Motel (Charlotte
and Fred Sabback), and Smith's Furniture (Newell and Faye
Special Recognition went to Robert and Lorilynn Moeller. A
Special Mention Award was presented to those who serve with

Former Property Appraiser, Hal Chewning, Sr., left, was a recipient
of a Lifetime Community Service Award at the Annual Chamber
Dinner last Friday night. He accepted the award from Ray Hodges.

R'ev. Howard Grimmenga, left, presented, Charlotte & Fred Sabback
aih award Friday night for the longevity of their businesses in Dixie

Sam & Lucille Futch, owners of Dixie Appliance were presented with
the Longevity Award for owning and operating their business in the
area for 50 years. The award was presented by Carol West, right.

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COPS (John and Jenny Henry).
Dosh received a plaque and the thanks of those present for his
work as chamber president during the past year.
New officers for 2005 were presented. Arthur Bellot is
president, Gary Poore is vice-president, Angie Bush is secretary,
and Debbie Dembo is treasurer. Directors for 2005 are: Cindy
Bellot, Debbie DeWeese, Sid Dosh, Ardith Eagan, Rosalee
Johnson, Fred Koberlein, Kathryn McInnis, Chad Reed, Fred
Sabback, Julie Squires, Carol Thompson, Bob Trask, Ralph Tyre,
and Carol West.
Working on decorations for the banquet were: Carol West,
Karen Wycoft, Angie Bush, Julie Squires, Carol Thompson, and
Gary Poore.


. -, ". .


Outgoing Chamber president, Sid Dosh, left, accepts a plaque from
Kathryn Mclnnis for his outstanding service as chamber president.


Mary Miller, right, was pleasantly surprised Friday night. at the
Annual Chamber Dinner when she received the Lifetime Community
Service Award from City Clerk, Angie Bush.

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A special plaque honoring those individuals serving as COPS in
Dixie County was accepted by ,l-r, Everett Hicks, Virginia and John
Henry, from Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, This award was in appreciation
for the volunteer service that these members give to Dixie County and
its residents.

-' -. -

Melody Rollison, left, accepted the Longevity Award honoring Cheek
Pharmacy for its longtime service over the years to all Dixie County
residents. Kathryn Mclnnis presented the award.

Kathryn McInnis, left, presented Charlotte and Danny Liles a plaque
honoring the longtime service that Liles Hardware has given to the .
residents of Dixie County. Danny also received the Raymond Warren.
Award for his untiring service as volunteer and Fire Chief of the
Town of Cross City.
Happiness depends upon

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Drs. Hank and Linda Stoddard received the O.K. Jones Award for
their many years of service to Dixie County and the annual chamber
banquet last Friday night.

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married children and fourth
grandchildren. Tanya works in-
the Offiqe of the Speaker Pro,
Tern of the Florida House of.
Sue Chewning was born in.
Taylor County and grew up in:
Dixie. She is a graduate oeF'
Dixie County High Schoolh
Chewning has worked at theo,
Dixie County Advocate for"
almost 30 years. She has
moved from Assistant Editor
to Editor at the newspaper and
is excited about the future of'
the Advocate.
Chewning is married to
Max who is retired. She has
three children and two:
grandchildren. She works with
crafts and is active in the First
Baptist Church of Cross City.

Bed & Breakfasts Abound
in Hampton, Virginia
(NAPS)-From the earliest'
settlers who landed on its'
shores in 1607-to the first
cargo ships carrying tea,,
spices, and tools that stopped
at its ports in route from,
England-visitors in search
of a comfortable night's rest
and cordial hospitality have
continuously found "good com-
fort" in Hampton, Virginia.
Little England Bed & Break-
fast is mere steps from the
pristine downtown Hampton

Today that same old-world.
charm can be uncovered in
one of the city's gorgeous
Victorian-style bed & break-
fasts. Little England Inn and
Victoria House, both only
steps from Hampton's bust-
ling downtown, offer visitors
a tranquility rarely experi-
enced in standard hotels.
Guests are encouraged to take
advantage of the city's year-
round temperate climate
while relaxing on one of the
B&B's intricately designed
wrap-around porches.
Lady Neptune Bed &
Breakfast, situated in'
Hampton's Buckroe Beach
area, showcases picturesque
views of the Chesapeake Bay
while serving guests delicious
southern-style cuisine. Its
elegant setting is perfect for
couples and families alike.'
Begin your Hampton
journey by contacting the
Hampton Convention and
Visitor Bureau at (800) 800-,

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Angie Bush, left, and Mrs. Irene Warren, right, presented Scott Gantt
with the Annual Raymond Warren Award for his unselfish service
oVer the years to Dixie County and its residents.

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.Vike Cassidi, right, City Manager, was the recipient of the "Citizen
of the Year" 4ward in honor of his diligence in starting the Dixie
County Soccer League. Incoming Chamber president, Arthur Bellot,
presented the award.

, Drop in anytime at the

Dixie County Advocate to

sell your treasures with a


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sent to the governor for a
decision. Interviews for the
present open position begin on
Friday, January 28.
Applicants are: Jennifer R.
McRae, Esquire, Lake City,
David M. Valin, Esquire, Live
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Ball, Esquire, Perry, Sandra H.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Osteen & Adams

To Exchange Vows

Wallace & Delaney

Announce Engagement

Pinners To Celebrate

50th Wedding Anniversary

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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.

Behold the Tabernacle of God
"Day and Night"
Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord say the prophet goes
op-in that 13 the chapter to tell what God will do to those-prophets who
f4il to warn God's people that they will be here in the Day f the Lord,
agtd to prepare to stand. But let's turn to the New Testament again to see
what it says about this day... I Thessalonians, chapter 4, tells of the
glorious hope of the church, haw that Jesus will descend from heaven into .
tOis earth realm, how that first the dead in Christ shall rise, and then later
4e are "caught up" to meet the Lord (not "caught a way" to some distant
planet). I the Day of the Lord say this same wonderful topic is continued
il chapter 5 as Paul speaks of the time and seasons when this will take
place. "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh
as a thief in the night." Praise God! Here is that "Day" that is approaching
oa coming. And as the false prophets in Ezekiel 13, some are saying
"peace and safety", but sudden destruction comes upon them "as travail
upon A WOMAN WITH CHILD!" Yes there is a uoman who at ihis time ,
isd in tra\ ail, and out qf lhii travail ijsborn a.manchild.wh. isto rule.,all,
nations with a rod of iron. I the Day of the Lord say the "catching up" of
tlhe saints (or Rapture, as it is called), the birth of the Manchild, and the
Day of the Lord (or Tribulation) are all linked together here. I the Day of
the Lord say but notice, dear ones, in verse 4: But ye, brethren, are not in
darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the
children of light and the children of the day: We are not of the night, nor
of darkness... For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be
drunken are drunken in the night... For God hath not appointed us to
wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord, say there are two kinds of
people spoken of here.. Children of the day and light.. And children of the
night and darkness. The children of darkness do not know that this "Day
of the Lord" is coming upon them in all its fury and destruction. They
continue to blithely play their religious games while the tomadic winds of
God's judgments are sweeping in upon us. This Day of the Lord will be a
terrible time of tribulation to them, a time of darkness and terror, as the
world has never known! But what about the children of light; the children
of the Day? Are they to be here to suffer the tribulation? They will be
here, but they will be here for the Day of God's Glory, the day of His
Ptwer manifested in human flesh.. the Manifestation of the Sons of God!
Stime entering into darkness of the Night. Continued next week.

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!The man who is swim-
ming against the stream
I knows the strength of it.
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Kimberly Ann Wallace & Jeffrey Mack Delaney
Jim & Bonnie Palleschi of Macclenny, Florida announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kimberly
Ann Wallace of Lake City, Florida, to Jeffrey Mack DeLaney of
Lake City, Florida. Jeff is the son of Linda Mitchell Delaney of
Lake City, Florida and John Colin Delaney Sr. of Old Town
Florida, and grandson of Opal Mitchell and the late John Hardly
Mitchell, formerly of Cross City, and grandson of the late John
Mack and Myra Ina Delaney bf Old Town, Fl.
The Wedding is planned for 1:00 pm Saturday, February 5,
2005, at the Shine Hall on Brown Road, Lake City, Florida. A
reception will follow.
The Bride-elect is employed with Affordable Dentures of
Gainesville, Florida.
Future groom .is self-employed, Authorized Carpet Cleaning of
Lake City,' Florida.
All friends and family are invited.

Rollison & Leverett

To Exchange Vows

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Pinner
The children of Arthur & Evelyn Pinner cordially invite you to
a 501' Wedding Anniversary celebration honoring their parents at
First Baptist Church of Cross City on Saturday, January 29th
between 8 pm and 5 pm.
The honor of your presence is the only gift requested.

Remember When...

After 25 years of dedicated service (1/4 century) Louise
"Weegie" Femer has decided it is time to retire from her position
at Bank of America.
We, the staff would like to invite you all to stop by the branch
office Monday, January 31, 2005, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to help us
say goodbye, wish her well and send her off in a grand fashion.

Tabatha Nicole Rollison & Robert Alton "Bobby" Leverett
Kolby Leverett is proud to announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of his parents
Ms. Tabatha Nicole Rollison
Mr. Robert Alton "Bobby" Leverett
The bride-elect is the daughter of Lisa Rollison and Wayne
Rollison of Old Town. She is the granddaughter of Allie and
Johnny Corbin of Old Town and Bill and Mary Rollison of Cross
City. She is a former Dixie County High School student.
The groom-elect is the son of Cyndi Leverett of Old Town and
Johnny Leverett of New Mexico. He is the grandson of the late
Buddy and Myrl Flowers of Cross City and the late Horace and
Patricia Leverett of Hawthorne. He is currently enrolled at Dixie
County High School.
The wedding is set for June 4, 2005, 3:00 in the afternoon, at
the First District Community Center on SR 349. All friends and
family are welcome to attend.

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

A Friendly Loving Church

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

Already kicking back and enjoying life!

Praverld change'
God,_bqf' uies him

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A man's character is his

Wec4ome To Gof's House
Pastor Royce Hanshew
Church Office 542-7050
Sunday School........................... 9:45A.M.
Morning Worship....................11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship.............. 6:........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.
Fmirth B ara t p is t

"The Cdhurch 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

Card of Thanks-
We, the family of Floyd
Osteen would like to say thank'!
you to everyone for all the'
kind things you did during their
loss of our loved one. '
We can't begin' to express
how appreciative we are for all,:
the food, flowers, visits ind
your prayers. We could noti
have made it without people'
like you.
Thank you' to New'
Prospect Baptist Church and"
Brother Billy, to the ladies of,
the church, to Merle & Gerald,
Lord and for all you did. You
don't know how much it meant:
to us. Thank you to Marcie &/
Dewayne Byrd, it's great to
know we have such wonderful'
friends. Thank you to Crossi
City Veneer for all your'
thoughtfulness. To the
wonderful people and staff at
the Hospice House '.ia
Chiefland, you were such a,
wonderful help. -
Most of all, thank you to
one special lady, Lori AlnI
King. We can not begin to,
express our thanks for all you. ,
did. We thank you from the;
bottom of our hearts for being
there for our family. You stood,
in the gap. You stood by-.
granny unconditionally- until'-
the end. We just want you, to.,
know that the little things were
noticed, and we thank you very,)
Sincerely, ,
The Floyd Osteen Family, ,
Ruby, Richard, Larry,
William, David, Julie
& Lorene

Dave Eicher
Specializing in Weddings &
Special Events
Serving the Tri-County Area
352) 490-8800

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, Florida

Teacher Nancy
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

Adventist Church
Welcomes You Whete Jesus Is Lord "
Sabbath School..............9:30 A.M.
Morning Worship............ 11:00A.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 P.M.



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First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
P.O. BOX 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359
E S Exte 7 Opportunities for Worship
Sunday School ----- 10:00 AM
Morning Worship---11:00 AM
Evening Worship ---- 6:00 PM
Wednesday r
Prayer Meeting -------7:00 PM
Awana 6:30 PM "
Leon Holden, Pastor
"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house ofthe LORD." Psalms 1221

Agape' Christian Center
"Where TouAre Known By TourLove"
River Road 66 SW 964th -- Old Town
Sunday Worship.................. io A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday.......................7:00 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

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Abundant Life and Living
Many of us doesn't know how blessed we are to be free from
the bondage of fear, stress, hate, negativity and jealousy. Those of
us who have been blessed to move into the healthy lifestyle of
abundant life and living have an obligation to
share it with others.
Remember the adage, "To whom much is
given much is required".
:,- It doesn't only refer to material things; it
also refers to sharing wisdom, love, peace,
joy, and happiness. Spend time with senior
citizens that don't have family and need some
tender loving care. If they are lonely
introduce them to the many senior programs Lucille Stockton
available to them. You will be surprised at
how many seniors don't know what they are entitled too.
,, When I did volunteer work, I was shocked when I learned how
much the senior citizens needed. Also how much we can help, if
we are willing to give of our selves.
r Think! God gives us 168 hours in one week and we should give
16 hours one tenth of a full week to serving God in his less
fortunate human family. The need is so great, and our lives are so
full and blessed, It feel so good to share yourself. Try It!
,r :"Love Life And Live It"

Revival Week At Wind of the

Spirit Outreach
Join Pastors Theadus and Bentia Corbin at Wind of the Spirit
Fellowship from February 4-6th for an anointed and power-packed
weekend with Apostles Dale and Diane Hunter of New Orleans.
Friday and Saturday services will begin at 7:30 pm, Sunday at
10:30 am and 6:00 pm.
'.;If you have been longing for a more intimate encounter with
the Father, then you cannot afford to miss this opportunity to
rediscover your true nature and purpose in Christ. We invite you to
sthnd with us as. a corporate body and witness the awesome
presence of the Lord.
Combined, their unique teaching ministry encompasses
prophetic praise and worship through movement and song and also
sharpens our discernment of prophetic symbols and language.
They have formed Chenaniah 3D Records to record and distribute
the prophetic word and sound of the Lord. They and their son,
Dax, reside in the New Orleans area.

New Prospect Baptist News
It was great to be back in the house of the Lord Sunday, as Bro.
Billy brought dynamic messages in both morning and evening
services, choosing his text from Luke 2:1-7 and Mark 11:12-14,
respectively. In spite of the frigid weather, a good crowd was
assembled to receive the blessings which God had in store for us.
,Our Children's Church continues to do well, as more little ones
are. consistently added to the flock. We cannot overstate our
appreciation of the leaders who give freely of their time and effort
in jthe training and nurturing of these budding little members of
Gqd's kingdom, realizing that the children are our future in the
advancement of Christ's cause.
We invite all our visitors to a return visit, as well as any and all
others; we will do our best to make you welcome. In the coming
week, please invite someone to and they will both
benefit from it. Please be in prayer for our President, our military
personnel, and the numerous people on the church prayer lists.
Hope you're having a good week...may God bless and keep you

Calvary Temple News
As we study the scriptures we can see an
obvious pattern emerge. (1) Sin and rebellion
against God (2) God's judgment (3) A return to
God by His people (revival). Calvary Temple has
gone through the -first two; possibly we are
beginning to enter the third. God has really been
doing some things lately that may indicate such.
Things are different, much different. Consider
joining us for a few services and see for yourself.
We just began a series on the person of the
Holy Spirit. This will be a very revealing series.
So much of what we have attributed to the Holy
Spirit has not been such. He is much more than a
feeling. He is God in the earth and He is God
inside you. Topics will include: Holy Spirit as
our Helper, the Spirit without measure, things
that grieve or please the Spirit, the baptism of the
Holy Spirit, manifestations of the Spirit in the
book of Acts, the Spirit led life, and what would
a true spiritual life look like?
Recently eight local Pastors and key leaders
of the church met together. From that initial

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. Sharing is
voluntary and confidential.
Please Note: You must register to enroll in the group.
1 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.

Even his griefs are a joy
long after to one that
remembers all that he
s e wrought and endured.
--Homer, The Odyssey
The ***
Happiness is nothing
vo ute more than good health
Advocated and a bad memory. ,
--Albert Schweitzer





meeting was birthed a monthly "united prayer
meeting" that will be open to every praying
believer. At least eight churches united to pray.
Possibilities are limitless! The first prayer
meeting will be held at Calvary Temple Friday
night February 11th beginning at 7:00PM. The
location of the next prayer meeting will be
determined at this meeting. There will be a
different location each month with the location
randomly chosen from names in the proverbial
Following the pattern above, Dixie County
may be about to see some major changes. As
God's people pray, and pray together, God has a
way of executing His will and purpose. Much
that has been carefully concealed and hidden will
surely be brought to light. 2005 will be a year
that will not be soon forgotten as the Light of
God begins to expose darkness. This would be a
good time for each of us to repent and turn to'


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But for a button, the world
would never have thrilled to the
music of "The Messiah."
Oh, itwasjust an ornament, but
it saved the life of George Handel
when he was struck by a sword.
"Luck." you say. No, the Lord.
Nothing comes to' a Christian
by chance, only by Christ. There
are no accidents in our lives.
Everything comes by appoint-
ment-by God's appointment.
S"We. know," says the Bible,
"that all things work together for
good to them that love God."
Not all things are good in
themselves, but God makes all
things work for our good.
Then trust Him. won't you?

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.


Mary Dean
Mary Dean, age 82, of Old Town, Florida, passed away on
January 21, 2005 at Cross City Rehab. Born in Maryville, TN, she.,;
came here from Mt. Ida, Arkansas five years ago. She was a',
homemaker, retired cook and of the Baptist Faith. "1
Mrs. Dean is survived by her sons Stephen Harris and James '
Harris of Old Town, FL; five grandchildren and 11 great
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home,
Chiefland, FL, (352) 493-4777.

Bedell Holmes
Mr. Bedell Holmes, 83 years old, passed away Thursday,
January 20, 2005 at Cross City Rehabilitation & Care, Cernter. Mr.
Holmes moved to Cross City from Bristal in 1954. He "as a W IWH
Army Veteran and worked 'most of his life. as a Logger and
belonged to the Holiness faith.. :
Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife, Bettie Holmes of Cross';
City; son, Wilson Henderson of Old Town; sister, Clara;.
McWhorter of Winter Garden; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at,;
2:00 pm at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, .x ih Minisier:'
Tony Harris officiating. Burial will follow at the Eugene Cemetery ,
in Cross City. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2005'
between the hours of 3-6 pm at the funeral home.-.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Margaret Meacham.
Mrs. Margaret Meacham of Old. Town passed away
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the North Florida Regional
Medical Center. She was 80 years of age. Born in Detroit,
Michigan, Mrs. Meacham moved to Dixie County from'Nashville;
Tennessee in 1983. She was a member of the Morocco Temple
Ladies Auxiliary Shriners, the Dixie Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary'
and she attended DAV Bingo faithfully. -. ..
She is survived by her husband Roy Meacham of Old Town;
daughter, Kathy Sharky of Taylor, MI; step-daughter, Sharon
Smith of Knoxville, TN; sons Johnny Stein of Sheriden, WY and;
Corky Stein of Morgan, TX; brother, Delbert Hawthorne of
Bellville, MI; sister, Terri Lyons of Titusville, FL; and 5,
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Fuinera1
Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.


US HwY. 19-98 ** 542-7954
Pastor, Rev. Carl'Rainear '
Sunday Worship 9:30AM ,.
Church SchooL.. ........ 11,00A.M.
Wed. Choir Practice 7:00 P.M.

"Come Let Us Worship
& Adore Him"

I !--Children's Q urch', e

The Word Made ,
Continued from last week. I, the
soh of man, say: After the Lord's
coming, when people from external
became internal and when the
faculty of being able to. know was
imparted to them, miracles were
prohibited. Also, if that faculty were
inmpeded, people would become
more external than before. Miracles
would abolish worship truly divine
and introduce the introduce the
former idolatrous worship, as has
been done for very many centuries
'back. Nevertheless, the latter have
not been divine miracles, but such
as: were' wrought by the magicians
of old. I, the son of man, say: In
place of miracles, there has, at this
day, taken place a manifestation of
the Lord Himself; an intromission
info the instant spiritual world and
erdightenment thereby immediate
light from the Lord, in such things
as, are interior things 'of the church.
By chiefly, the opening of the
spiritual sense in the word, in which
the Lord is in His own divine light.
I,, the son of man, say these
revelations are not miracles; since
everyone is in the spiritual world as
to their spirit, without separation
fiom their body in the natural world.
I, however, with a certain separation
tljough only as to the intellectual
part of my mind, but not as to the
voluntary; and as to the spiritual
sense, the Lord through it is with all
who in faith approach Him, in the
light, and through that, are in its
natural light.
This new Christian Church will
not be established like the former by
miracles. And for many reasons,
instead of miracles the spiritual
world discovered, and the nature of
heaven and hell manifested. People
xvill know that they live after death
as before. These discoveries are to
Sbe preferred to all miracles. I, the
son of man, say that this new and
true Christian church which the
Lord is establishing at this day, will
exist to all eternity; that it will be
the crown of the four preceding
churches; and that it has been
foreseen from the creation of the
world, proved from the word of both
the Old and New Testament. I, the
sbn of man, say miracles were done
i the church before the Lord's
&pming, because, at the time people
were external of natural, who could
tfot be led to their representative
worship except by miracles. The
miracles done in Eqypt, in the
'wilderness, and in the land of
(anaan, even to the present time,
and to be recounted. Nevertheless
they never affect people. Please
keep up with me the next few
weeks. Continued next week.

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S, 4ty, 7Zd32628 (352) 498-0736

Service Times toee of
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. D1liae t o1%
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:00 a.m. b Dijde eco "
(Children's Church (ages 3-11) aI teatl
Sunday Evening Worship.............6:00 p.m.
Youthquake (ages 12-18) __" A.l__
Wednesday Family Night..............7:30 p,m. V
Missionette's & Boy's Club Pastor Paul Louise Tyson

ChuRur ch olf Gccd
Kenneth/. Street *; Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship....................11:00 A.M.
Children'a Church.....................t11:0 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday FamllynTraining Hour
Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club
7:30 P.M.
N nursery For All Services Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor

Wo Ldof the SpUrat

"A Church Without Walls"

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.

Pastors Theadus & Benita Corbin
(352)498-5837 "-

The First United Mi -Io Ldist Church
22 NE 138th St. -- Cross City, Florida
(behind the Courthouse) '"
(352) 498-3420 Church

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Sunday School..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m.

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

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


Come Worship With Us !


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

oin us for a visit, stay a lifetime"

Sunday Worship ---- 1030A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service ---- 7:00 PM.
Nursery Ages 2 yrs. & Under
Kid's Church -- Ages 3-17 years.
Pastor's Jim & Marion Hurst 498-3023

You Are Invited & Welcome To
Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351


'h. 498-5535
undav -
ible Study............9:45 A.M.
worshipp Service..1 1 :00 A.M.'
church Training.....6:00 P.M.
evening Worship....7:00 P.M.
,raver Meetin
SeeArchie Knowles,
'ednesday............7:00 P.M. Pastor

A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

I m._ You're Invited To Worship With Us At
First Baptist Ciurchi
,- :
US 19 Cross City Ph. (352) 498-5107
S Sunday S .hool............................ 9:30 A.M.
Children's Church .............. ....... .......10:30 A.M .
Morning Worship-............. .............1... 0:45 A.M.
Jake Cravey, Pastor (Can Be Heard On Radio Station 101.7-11:00 a.m.)
Nursery Provicded
Evening W orship ............................... 7:00 P.M.
If you love me WEDoNESoDAY
G irl's Auxiliary .......................................6:00 P.M .
keep my Royal Ambassadors &
Mission Friends ............................. 6:00 P.M.
commandments. Youth Bible Study & Prayer.... .........7:00 P.M.
Adult Bible Study & Prayer...... .............7:00 P.M.
John 14:15 Adult Choir Practice...................... ........8:00 P.M .

BEaRptist Churchd

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

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

Lydia Baa'tLft Cis-'ch/
"W4 Church you Cgan Call Ho7me1 -
Sunday Morning Prayer: 9:15 A.M.
Sunday School. 9:45A.M.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M. .
Wed. 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting / I
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 1i:so A.M.
S 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 ,

Suwannee River .,

Old Town Next To Trugas '

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

Rev. Bobby Lindsey
542-0801 .

Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6:00 P.M.
Pastor, John Lunsford


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Steinhatchee Fishing Report
By: Capt. Brian Smith, Gulf Stream Marina and Big Bend Charters

"Cold Front"
I'm sitting in front of the computer trying to
think of something interesting enough to merit
your reading. I've heard of writers block but I
think I have 'cold front block'. This weeks cold
front has 'shut'er down' so we couldn't "Git 'R
Done". So I've been stuck on shore this week
not looking forward to the remainder of 'Honey
Do' season. During warm weather, I remember
smiling and saying "I'd love to do that for you
Honey but I've got to go fishing..." Now, it's a
Tim 'the Tool Man', Taylor routine around the
house "where I inflict all manner of bodily injury
to myself with hand and power tools. I'm not a
handy man. I'm a left-handed handicapped man.
The tools I have are all right handed. A hammer
is what I use to paint my thumbnail black.
Years ago, when she, asked me to fix
something; she, would hang around and watch. I
thought, "I bet she didn't,think I knew anything
about how to fix this. I must be impressive.
She's watching every nimble move her 'stud
man' is making. Look at her check out my butt."
Then something would happen and she'd be
applying a cold compress while listening to my
excuse of how the idiot engineers, before me, had
done it all wrong. After awhile, she'd have her
girlfriends over while I was involved in a project.
I thought, "look at those women watch me. I bet
they wished their husbands were as handy as the
01' B man. They're checking out my butt." I
found out later, they couldn't miss it due to the
water company adding some" chemical that

caused the cotton in men's jeans to shrink
making that part of my anatomy appear larger
than it really was. Anyway, it was nice to have
them around to stop bleeding and apply cold
compresses while listening to me explain how the
idiot engineers should have done it right to start
with so it wouldn't break in, the first place. Then
it happened. The gals didn't rush to assist me up.
So I rolled over, turned to see four women in
lawn chairs, sipping tea and sharing chocolate. I
gave them the hurt puppy dog look to watch them
flash scorecards at me. The average of the best
three was 5.6 (I would have scored better if I had
fallen from greater height). The low score, 2.7, I
disregarded it, came from my wife. Apparently,
in the past, she had witnessed a better routine.
Honey Do season is long and rough on the body.
Inshore anglers, those that dare the weather,
are still picking up some nice trout along the drop
offs in the flats. Also, trout and reds are being
picked up in the creeks. Creek fishing is the best
bet during the heavy blow of cold fronts. The
fish run up, the creeks for protection from the
elements. Follow the lead of the fish, it seems to
be the smart thing to do. This is the time of year
that favors the small shallow draft boats that can
perform well in the confines of the estuaries.
Take care, thanks for reading, I hope the
blurb at the beginning raised a smile.
This report courtesy of Capt. Brian 'Smith, Big
Bend Charters 352-498-3703 and gulf Stream Marina

Levy County Leads The Way In

Rural Charter Schools
Submitted by George Farrow, founder and president of Whispering
Winds Charter & New Hope Charter Schools
Whispering Winds Charter and New Hope Charter High School
serves students in grades 9-2, and has a special ed class serving
students grades 6-12. Both of these schools have some openings at
'this time and our staff would be happy to answers questions you
may have about them.
Charter schools, like other public schools, accept students from
every type of background on a first come-first serve basis. Students
ranging from the gifted to the academically challenged can find a
place in the school. Last year, one of Whispering Winds' graduates'
was accepted into the International Baccalaureate Program in
If all goes-as planned, Nature Coast Middle School will open
its doors this fall. Nature Coast Middle School will serve
approximately 60-80 students from Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie
County in grades 6-8. The school will offer a program of academic
excellence combined with unique opportunities for technology and
arts education. Small classes, a positive social environment, and an
emphasis on community service and leadership will also be a part
of the school's educational program. Interested parents should
contact Paul or Allison Hord at (352) 493-9113 or (352) 871-7426
to receive updates and information about Nature Coast Middle
One of the big issues facing public education today is the issue
of parental choice. I believe that every parent has a right to choose
the kind of education they desire for their children. Whether a
tfamly chooses to put their child in a traditional public school, a
charter school, or a private school, or whether r they choose to home
school that child, it is the responsibilitr of the school disnict to
offer all the help and assistance heeded for every child to have a
successful quality education.

11th Annual

Hee-Haw Production

Set For This

Saturday Night

This Saturday, January 29, 2005 has been set
aside for the 11th Annual Hee-Haw Production put
on by the Senior Class at Dixie County High School.
The lineup for this years event include Mitch
Mitchell, Todd Mitchell, Mark Copeland, Tina
Corbin, Eddie Downing and Kyle Thomas. Also
appearing will be T.J. Brown, Burning Bridges, Ryan
Fulford, Easton Corbin and Brandon McFarlan.
Make your plans and be at the DCHS
auditorium on Saturday night, January 29, 7:00 P.M.
to hear some of the best music around. The Senior
Class will also be entertaining the audience with
skits throughout the evening.

Lady Warrior


The Lady Warrior
Fastpitch Softball organization
will Hold tryouts for the spring
travel ball season. The
organization, has teams in the
10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U age
groups and is looking for
Tryouts will be held at the
Alachua Recreatiofi Center on
Saturday, January 29th at 11:00
am and again on Sunday,
February 13th at
3:00pm.Qualified coaches are
-also needed. If you have
questions or need directions
please call Coach Atwood at
(352) 246-6905 or (352) 377-

It is pretty hard to tell
what does bring happi-
ness; poverty and wealth
have both failed.
-Kin Hubbard

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 25 & 27, 6pm-8pm
February.3, 8, & 17, 6pm-8pm
February 19, 9am-12noon
Where: Cross City Rehab, CR351
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.
Purchasing Non-Insured Crop
'Producers are reminded Monday, February 28, 2005 is the
deadline to purchase NAP coverage for many crops not insured by
Federal Corp Insurance. Some of these crops are: beans, beets,
blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, carrots, celery, Chinese
bitter melon, chufas, sweet corn, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, grass
for .hay, seed and/or grazing, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard
greens, honeydew, lettuce, millet, okra, onions, peanuts, peas,
pecans, peppers, persimmons, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes,*
rutabagas, sorghum, soybeans, squash, sugarcane, sunflowers,
tomatillos, tomatoes, and watermelons.
.Producers who received payments) under the Corp Disaster
Program for crop years 2001 or 2002 MUST purchase NAP
coverage, for crops they received payment on or the money
received under CDP will have to be refunded.
Contact the Gilchrist-Dixie County FSA Office at 352-463-
2358 to schedule an appointment. Producers'will need to pay the
applicable service fee of $100 per 'crop with a check at the time of

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FWC Law Enforcement
Weekly Report January 7-13, 2005
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 Enforcement.
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 investigators.
Jan. 9, Officer .Jim Miller received a
complaint about possible night hunting. After
further investigationn 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
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. -
SJan. 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.
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 %tay 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.
January 14-20, 2005
Jan. 16, Officer Laird Canfield was visiting
the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Yankeetown'

when they received a call for assistance from a
stranded boater. The boater's vessel was aground
on an oyster bar and apparently disabled.i
Canfield relayed the information to Officer Rama
Shuster, who was on water patrol on the
Withlacoochee River. Shuster responded to the
approximate location to observe* a flare launched
by the boater. Shuster picked up the boatel and
his passengers and relayed them to the Coast
Guard Station in Yankeetown.
Jan. 16, Officer Billy Giles responded to a .
complaint involving three hunters who were in
possession of three freshly harvested 'doe
deer. When Giles arrived at the residence of one
of the hunters, he found fresh blood on a tailgate"
of one of the suspect's trucks. After a brief"
interview, two of the suspects took" Giles to a
cooler where a freshly harvested buck was;
hanging. A closer examination of ihe cooler.'
found a doe deer hanging in the back comer. The:
owner of the cooler was: cited for possession of
doe deer out on season'. Giles will be workingg :
with investigations to determine the location of;
the other deer. '
Jan. 16, Officer Sam Dishman vias on lant
patrol in the area of U.S. 19. At dusk, Dishmar"
heard several shots in the direction of one of the
club's hunting camps. Dishman quietly entered
the suspected camp without being noticed and hid4,<
in the shadows of one of the camps several
trailers. Dishman revealed himself when: he,
observed a truck pull into-the camp and, heard the
occupants talking about a deer., The camp,-
occupants were surprised to see Dishmnian,
materialize from the shadows. In the. bed of the
truck was a freshly shot doe deer. The 17-year- w
old juvenile occupant of the truck admitted to
:shooting the doe. During the investigation,
'Dishman also found out the driver (the juvenile's
father) had shot at the doe, as well,, bpt haI.;.
missed. A criminal history check of the father
revealed he was a convicted felon. Dishman,
issued both the juvenile and his father a citation
for taking the doe deer out of season. The-father's;,:
.firearm was seized pending confirmation of his
civil rights status. Additional charges may result,
from the outcome of the civil rights ,
investigation. The juvenile's firearm, was also'
Jan. 16, at approximately: 8:30 p.m., "hile..
dealing with the above case, Dishman came upon
two white male subjects smoking: cannabis i.n ,
their vehiclee The subjects -ere driving through,: -
the camp and stopped to talk on their wa\ out. AsIA
Dishman approached the truck he could smell they
distinct odor of burning cannabis emitting :fronirf
the passenger compartment of. the, truck. A
subsequent search of the vehicle revealed,,a halfJg
smoked joint of cannabis, tv'o glass smoking. ,
pipes, and a cigarette pack with miscellaneousw,
prescription drugs in it. The two occupants of the',':
truck were charged with the possession ot.-
cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Both suspects .
were issued notices to appear in court.

Jan. 15, Officer Scorn Lee cited a subject for
possession of doe deer out of season. Lee was
working the Spring Creek Wildlife Managemenfi-
Area when he located a hunter with fresh blood
stains on his clothes. Lee questioned the subjectL
..-,. as able to locate a freshly quartered deer in
the back of the subject's truck. After, a brief,
interview, the subject admitted to kilflihg a doe

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Grief is the agony of an
instant, the indulgence
of grief the blunder of'a
-Benjamin Disraeli




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Buddy Martin's Sports Commentary
Blame It On The Jinx
By Buddy Martin, Suni-Herald
,Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles, who have
finally gotten past their NFC championship woes and made it to
the Super Bowl.
Winning the Super Bowl, however, might be quite another task,
R /u because there is still this matter of these
.. two hexes, which they must break. The
Eagles must not only overcome the Chunky
Campbell Soup jinx, but also the Curse of
.... :k' Billy Penn. -
; >. ,., For the uninitiated, the Curse of Billy
Penn stems from the bad luck of
Philadelphia sports teams ever since it was
decided to build a structure higher than the
Quaker hat of the statue of William Penn.
Since its completion in 1987, no team has
Buddy Martin won a championship, even though Flyers
fans in 1997 put a team shirt a hat on Billy
Penrin. The 76ers' NBA title in 1983 was the last title.
,The Eagles already know about the soup jinx, since Donovan
McNabb was a victim, having broken his ankle after signing the
deil to do commercials for Campbell's. The jinx has also claimed
Terrell Davis of the Bronco (injured and retired), Kurt Warner of
the'Rams (benched and traded) and Jerome Bettis (injured).
By the way, did you happen to see that Ben Rothlisberger
was doing the Chunky Soup commercial on Sunday?
'Since there are no current jinxes on the city of Atlanta or the
Falcons, one might have favored them against Philadelphia, but
they're a young team and there's plenty of time for them to develop
their own curse.
Once a city gets past these curses, all kinds of good things
seem to happen.
-New England is riot only jinx-free, but Boston has been
liberated from the Curse of the Bambino. The Patriots have the
best coach in pro football and are the consummate example of the
"team" concept. As defending champions, they were also one of
the few NFL teams to ever be favored in a road playoff
game and now we know why.
The Patriots' complete mastery over the Steelers seems to be
tied to something besides New England's dynasty.
!,If the Patriots and the soup jinx weren't enough for the Steelers
to overcome, Bill Cower had two other hexes. The Steelers suffer
from The Curse of Johnny U. and The Curse of the Belichicken.
Although these are little known jinxes, the Johnny U. jinx comes
because the Steelers traded Johnny Unitas to the Colts and now
that he's passed to the great beyond, he comes back to haunt them.
As, for the Bellichiken, there's a chicken running around
Steeltown whose spell is been cast on Bill Cowher every time he
has' to coach against the Patriots. It is also known as Chicken Pox.
Not really I just made the last two jinxes up, but don't you
think they've got some longevity now after what happened
Quick Jump Starts
1. Saw the new Samuel L. Jackson Movie "Coach Carter,"
liked it, but kinda felt like it was somewhat similar to
,".,Hoosiers" with a little different ending. -

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Seeks
Proposals For Funding Through The
Private Stewardship Grants Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is seeking
proposals for private lands conservation funding through its Private
Stewardship Grants Program. About $6.5 million is available FY
20(05 through this grant program to support. on-the-ground
conservation efforts on private lands.
:;As envisioned by President Bush, this program provides
Federal grants on a competitive basis to individuals and groups
engaged in voluntary conservation efforts on private lands that
benefit imperiled species including federally listed endangered or
threatened species ,as well as proposed, candidate and other at-risk
species. Landowners and their partners may submit proposals
directly to the Service for funding to support those efforts.
1In August 2004, the Service awarded 97 grants totaling more
than .$7 million to individuals and groups to undertake
coffservation projects for endangered, threatened and other at-risk
specie,. on private lands ini 39 states. Southeastern. states received a
total of I 3 million under the Private Stewardship Grant Program.
.These grants support private conservation efforts and foster the
de%.elopment of voluntary partnerships.
*longleaf pine restoration in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,
and Florida ($200,000). Planting and rehabilitation of longleaf
pine sites %ill benefit more 'than 21 federally-listed or rare species
including the red-cockaded woodpecker, eastern indigo snake, and
Red Hills salamander.
'A diverse partnership of organizations in Maryland,
Pennsylvania and New York received a grant of $55,522 to support
local efforts to recover, enhance and restore bog turtle habitat on
prniate lands. Woody and invasive plants have taken over much of
theiabitat needed for turtle conservation.
"Private lands habitat enhancement in Colorado and South
Dakota ($114,675) will restore shortgrass prairie rangelands to
benefit grassland and riparian species at risk, principally declining
grassland birds. Six individual projects were awarded a total of
$1 t4,675 to support their various management plans that include
receding cropland to native prairie, removing invasive species,
an) altering livestock grazing management.
,:Several private landowners adjacent to the Rock River in
southwest Minnesota will use their $30,000 to work together to
restore Topeka shiner habitat by protecting and maintaining the
riVer bank, off channel areas, and adjacent upland fields to reduce
erosion and sedimentation into the river and off -channel habitats
that are important to this fish.
For more information regarding this grant opportunity and on
how and where to submit proposals, please visit the Services
Private Stewardship Grants Website
http'://endangered.fwsgov/grants/private stewardship. html. The
Private Stewardship Grants Program is identified in the Catalog of
Fedebial Domestic Assistance as number 15.632.
iYou may also contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch
of State Grants, Endangered Species Program, 4401 N. Fairfax
Dmne, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203 Phone: (703) 358-2061.
';The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal
agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish,
wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of
the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre
National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national
wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special
management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64
'fisppry resources offices, and 81 ecological services field stations.
The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the
Enihangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations,

2. OK, I was one of those fools who picked Oklahoma to
beat USC, but who was the idiot who labeled the
Sooners' offensive line "one of the greatest in college
football history"?
3. Even the Scots have Tiger-ized St. Andrews for this
year's British Open, making the Road Hole bunker three
feet wider, tinkering with four tees and lengthening the
course by 185 yards to 7,200.'
4.' Do you suppose that the ACC, after having Wake Forest
and North Carolina upset by FSU in Tallahassee, is
wondering about the wisdom of letting the Seminoles in
their league?
5. Hey, what a novel idea for those folks in Boca Grande to
run their own tarpon tournament instead of counting on
somebody else!
Short Stuff
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and the big guys all
gathered at Torrey Pines for the Buick this weekend, but got
fogged out Saturday, which could be a precursor this year,
given that 45-year-old Tom Lehman was leading after 36 holes
...Six players being charged for theft at South Carolina,
including sometimes starting quarterback Syvelle Newton, isn't
exactly how Steve Spurrier had in mind for the first news out
of Columbia on his watch ... Do the Tampa Bay Bucs have
Auburn RB "Cadillac" Williams in their crosshairs as the No.
5 pick?
Top Heisman winners
According to, the top six Heisman
winners were:
1. Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 2. Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh,
3. Marcus Allen, 4. Herschel Walker, 5. O.J. Simpson, 6.
Danny Wuerffel, Florida.
Others of note: 18. Vinny Testaverde, Miami; 33. Charlie
Ward, FSU; 34. Chris Weinke, FSU; 53. Steve Spurrier,
Florida; 66. Gino Torretta, Miami
Bumper sticker, sign or T-shirt
1. Invest in America. Buy a Congressman!
2. Hello, officer. Put it on my tab.
3. Lord give me patience, but hurry!
The Dumbest Town In America is ......Fort Wayne, Ind.,
according to Men's Health magazine, which listed Fort Wayne
dead last with an "F" on a report card assessing the
intelligence of 101 U.S. cities. Even Laredo, Texas ranked
higher. Men's Health used various yardsticks, including the
number of Nobel Prize winners for physics and medicine born
there. (Probably has no subscriptions in Fort Wayne, either.)
Today's Proverb
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the
world is weird and people take Prozac to make itenormal.
And good morning ... Ben Rothlisberger. Even though the streak
ended Sunday, it was a heckava ride for a rookie.

Buddy Martin can be heard on WAMR AMI320, Sarasota-Bradent6n-
Venice, with Dan Back Thursday between 4 and 5 He. is. also featured
Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. on ESPN Florida in Tampa, Orlando,
Melbourne, Gainesville and Ocala. '

restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores
wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign and Native
American Tribal governments with their conservation efforts. It
also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes
hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and
hunting equipment to State fish and wildlife agencies.-

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Dixie County's Lady Bears pose with Coach Paul Bennett The team hopes to do well in the postseason
tournaments and is heading into the home stretch in the regular season. The top two finishers in District play
advance to the next round.

By Mike Moore
Dixie County Advocate Sports
The girls' basketball team at Dixie County High School ran their record to 13-4 after last week's
games. The Lady Bears defeated Ft. White 50-10 on January 18, and dropped a close game to
Williston 49-40, on January 21. Both were road games.
The team is 5-3 in district play and tied for second place. District standings are used for seeding
teams in the upcoming tournament. The Lady Bears compete in Class 3A.
The girls are on the road again this week, playing at Wakulla, Friday at 6:00 p.m.:
Team members are: Kelly Fowler, Katrise Kirkland, Vanessa Hollis, Lamonica Evans, Ullanda
Washington, Heather Thrift, Deitdre Godbolt, Fahrron Timmons, Lona Brown, Agura Washington,
and Shantay Harris.

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Dixie County Advocate Sports I ; ''
The girls' basketball team at Dixie County High School ran their record to 13-4 aft&rlat--Week's
games. The Lady Bears defeated Ft. White 50-10 on January 18, and dropped a close' ga e to
Williston 49-40, on January 21. Both were road games. I' ". !'
The team is 5-3 in district play and tied for second place. District standings are used for seeding '."
teams in the upcoming tournament. The Lady Bears compete in Class 3A.
The girls are on the road again this week, playing at Wakulla, Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Team members are: Kelly Fowler, Katrise Kirkland, Vanessa Hollis, Lamonica Evans, Ullanda
Washington, Heather Thrift, Deirdre Godbolt, Fahrron Timmons, Lona Brown, Agura Washington,
and Shantay Harris.

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3rd Annual Swamp Cabbage Bowl

Set For February 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 kickoffset for 7:30 pm. 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! Marsh toldthe Advocate Monday
that everyone needs to throw out all their excuses, because none will, even :come' ,close' to
comparing with the one Andrew Thomas has come up with. Thomas stated that he got'tickets to
go see Riverdance in Jacksonville for Christmas and it seems he would rather go see meif in tights
dancing on stage than support his team.
So, if you don't have an excuse better than the one Andrew has come up with, please call
Robin Wilkerson at 498-6402 to sign up to participate in this exciting game. It seems that the Odd.
Year team needs to start practicing early as they have lost the past two years. ..

Lady Bears Continue Good Basketball

Campaign as Postseason Tournaments

Rapidly Approach

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For the week ended January 20, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,010
compared to last week 10,066 and 8,380 a year ago. According to
the Florida. Federal-State Livestock Market News Service.
Slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher, feeder steers
and heifers were 1.00 to 3.00 higher.

Feeder Steers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2

Febder Heifers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2

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"Your Friendly, Family Operated Store"

Marlboro $3.03 Pk. ...... $26.29 Car.

Virginia Slims- $3.18 Pk., $27.79 Car,
Basic--- $2.53 Pk., $23.19 Car.
Main Street Cigarettes.............$13.99 Car.

Zig Zag, 6 oz. Can $8.39
with coupon
Zig Zag Pouch $1.39
Durango Chew $1.99

Lancaster Chew $2.49

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Dumb Laws.
Found at
for the state of Florida.
Women may be fined for
falling asleep under a hair
dryer, as can the salon
A special law prohibits
unmarried women from
parachuting on Sunday or
she shall risk arrest, fine,
and/or jailing.
If afT elephant is left tied to a
parking meter, the parking
fee has to be paid just as it
would for a vehicle.
It is illegal to sing in a public
4 place while attired in a
Men may not be seen
publicly in any kind of
strapless gown.
Having sexual relations with
a porcupine is illegal.
It is illegal to skateboard
without a license.
When having sex, only the
Missionary position is legal.
You may not fart in a public
place after 6 P.M. on
v It is considered an offense to
shower naked.
Dumb Criminal Acts!
Long Beach, CA
During their lunch hour,
several employees of a large
aerospace company decide to
rob a bank. The group figured
the police would never look for
them at the plant. Of course,
being dumb criminals, they
forgot to removed their ID
badges during the robbery.
Rochester, New York
John Schieman, 37, thought the
best time to steal a car would
be when its owner was getting
out. As his would-be-victim,
Robin Van Bortle, 32, was
attaching The Club, to her
steering wheel, Schieman made
his move. Startled, the astute -
woman reacting by beating
Schieman over the head with
the antitheftt device,. .i,-The
budding criminal \\as charged,'
with robbery, assault, and
grand larceny.
Oklahoma City, OK
Dennis Newton was on trial for
the armed robbery of a
convenience store when he
decided to fire his attorney.
Oklahoma City District
Attorney said Newton was
doing a decent job until the
store manage testified. that
Newton was indeed the robber.
4 Newton jumped up, accused
the woman of lying and then

said, I should have blown ,
your f***ing head off" The,,-,
defendant paused then added.:
"If I had been the one that was"
there." The jury deliberated for
twenty minutes beforen:-"
returning a verdict of guilty and
recommended a sentence of
thirty years.
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Accused of selling drugs,
Howard Jones's attorney sought
to lower his client's bail from
$150,000 insisting that Jones
would not think about fleeing.
At that very instant, Jones
sprinted out of the front door 'of<;i
the courtroom. He was- caught-v'
fifty minutes later and his baif"
was raised to $500,000.
Kidnappers abducted Gildo''
Santos near his factory in- a,
suburb of Sao Paulo and
demanded $690,000 for"
ransom. Santos, however,
escaped. The next day, Santos
got a phone call asking, for
$11,500 to defray the cost oft'-
the abduction. After negotiating. '
a 50 percent reduction, Sants,'.
called police, when the
abductors showed up to collect
Two men went to a new,
subdivision and decided to steal
a refrigerator. Destroying walls
and floors, they snatched: a q
fridge from one of the houses
and placed it on the back 'of
their pickup truck. At that time,
the truck became, bogged dowh)Q
in the mud. The men decided
the refrigerator was too heavy,.'
so they put it back in the house ..,
When they returned to the
truck, they realized the keys'
had been left in the ignition and,
the doors were lock. They left'
the running truck at the scene,'
of the crime.
Jacksonville, Florida
Two Florida brothers. '
convinced a dentist into letting',
them chop off his finger. They
would claim it, was an accident r
and the three would split their'
insurance money. The dentist at '
first agreed, but quickly .
changed his mind. The brothers
became infuriated, held' the'"
dentist down and forcibly cut"
his index finger off. The dentist.
could no longer practice and;'
collected over ;one milli6if'
dollars. When the brothers tried ,
to extort money from the..
'dentist, he reported them to the,-
FBI. They were promptly;"

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Top Secret
It was an insidious and daring plan, that's for sure. If it worked,i t,,r
would help demoralize the soldiers, especially the dogfaces, the ones in
the trenches. If it didn't work, it could cause the men.,to become even
more angry and fight even harder.
The idea here was, of course, to win World War II. and to use every .
means at their disposal to do that. So this rather ingenious, and somewhat,'
daring, plan was devised. You may have heard about it, but I kind :.f"
doubt it. The idea was to have a young, rather seductive-sounding woniaii
go on the radio and talk to the men in the trenches about home, family',,
and the sweethearts they left behind. She would even play some of th-'.
music from home and tell of the happenings around town in the locaj..
communities, and often even deliver a personal message or two to the.,
The hope was that the troops would hear these broadcasts on the radio.'
and become-severely homesick. Maybe if they did the job well enough,. -
there would be mass defections of men,, and the military would have' td',
give up. That was the idea anyway. And they went a step further. Special' ,
songs were written and recorded which appealed to the men in the field$"
reminding them of home and their families, and the loves they left behind,.
- songs that were haunting, nostalgic and alluring..
The broadcasts were on the air for nearly three years and heard by
literally thousands of men on the front lines. Did it work? Many said it
did. When the going got really tough, many men thought about those"'
songs and broadcasts, and just quit fighting. '
What's that you say? You have heard about famed Tokyo Rose, but
you never heard about the men who quit fighting? Well, that's because I-'
wasn't talking about Tokyo Rose. Yes, the Japanese tried that trick on uss,'
but it didn't work, mostly because the Japanese knew almost nothing about"
our society. So Tokyo Rose was almost a joke with our troops.
But It's a Little Known Fact: that we did the exactly 'the same thing.'
The Office of Strategic Service, known as the OSS, had a highly secret.
project titled Morale Operations in which they recorded shows in German,
and broadcast them all over Europe. But with a twist: We got a very
popular German star to do the broadcast. We even had such famed
songwriters as Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, and Irvin Berlin,"
write the special songs to play to the Germans. It's all true top secret:'
until recently but true. And the star that recorded all those shows in'
secret, never telling anyone what she did: That was Marlene Dietrich.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM
December 16, 2004
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
Couiity, Florida, met on Thursday,
December 16, 2004 at 6:00 PM in a
regular meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Cdurthouse, Cross City,
lphn. L, Driggers, Vice-Chairman
'James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
AltonJ. Land .
,1oe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
&arla B. Downing,. Deputy Clerk
,Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
The Vice-Chairman, John L.
Drivers, called the meeting to order,
dueibt'the absence of Chairman Hays.
Cofihmlssioner Driggers announced
that'Commissioner Hays was sick and
Joe' Lander, County Attorney, is out
due'to a death in his family.
Invocation by Commissioner
Pledge to flag led by
Commissioner Lamb
Welcome by Commissioner
-Mr. Dosh came before the Board
and'innounced that Dale Herring and
JoeyLander have purchased the Dixie
Courty Advocate. He introduced
Deborah Moore as new staff and she
wiltbe attending the BCC meetings.
commission n Minutes, Regular
Meeting of December 2nd, 2004
presented for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to, approve the minutes,
pending review by the county attorney.

The Board continued this until the
Jarnu'ary 6th, 2005 meeting.
(Cenneth Cassidy appeared before
the Board arid presented photos of
softfe of the events that are being held
at .the; mud bog that were retrieved
fropW, the Ocean Pond website on the
internet. He stated that he has spoken
with "government agencies and they
said'Ithat this has been created by the
coshsty and will have to be cleaned up
b:, the county. The noise is so bad you
can hear it for miles and miles. He
stated that he could get Commissioner
Land's wife to vouch for this because
she said you can hear it all the way out
at Alton's Ranch Supply Store and her

'ik' Harris "stated he' lives'0on

anyone having' fun. Commissioner
Land is familiar with the '/2 mile
stretch when during the mud bog event
nteekerids the traffic is sometimes 3 to
4 iWde:racing and running people off
the,;road,,When is comes to the safety
bf people. it- is, a big concern.
Commissioner, Land sat in my drive
%,as and witnessed' it with me. He
stated that' the Sheriff Department is
yet-top send someone out there to watch
the traffic. Another problem is the
trasli; it'is dumped on our property.
Hs-'said'that durifig murd bog events
seygral extra loads ,of trash is picked

Commissioner Land stated that he
did eye witness it. He said that he did
go to the site and the liw did stop a
%ehiele. %,hat he %%a charged with Mr.
Lind did not know
,lr Hams stated that if the mud
bogging continue .3 sheriff department
olt-icer should be on the site. Also, you
shuld not allo1% alcohol at the site.
SMr Cassidy commented that
soineihing needs to be done about the
nlise It 'ou had to stay in your home
artd could not even have an outside
birthday party fdi the grandchildren
ydu iould want something done.
W *Sherron Da3 is sitaed that she lives
orn 3 I and big log trucks make a lot of
njisd and she isn't up here
cirriplainng about it Some of these
people kne%% about the mud bogging
bOrfe the5 bought their property. The
business and visitorss do need to
consider the neighbors and pick up
after themselves.
Commissioner Land said it would
be"'a ood thing if they would behave
P Norman Eastman, owner of Ocean
Pond, spoke to the Board and the
public; He: stated that first of all he
wojld like to apologize', for the
problems; he stated that he has been
do~ip everything he can to keep peace
and thingss under control. A sheriff
de,'"fy is on the site. He apologized
tha(people are upset, but a'place has
be~ifprovided for people to play and
cohtiibutions are being made to
various organizations and benefits. He
stated that he is re-modeling a trailer
an.dplans to be on site during all the
future events. He guaranteed that there
will be no trouble and if it gets out of
hand.they will be told to leave. The
D'SO comes out there all the time and
are"called several times by the same
folks over and over..,
Steve Eastman, Vice-President of
Ocean. Pond, informed the Board that
the rules are listed on the web site and
have been there all this time.
3MWr. N. Eastman stated that people
that attend the events sink money into
Dixie County. He:said you can tell by
the beer bottles or cans that you see. It
will get better. We are open only 24
days a year. When I found out that
Oced Pond was for sale I purchased it
and' sunk all of my funds into it to
mike it a nice and wholesome business
forthe community.
!,Lauren Lindee addressed the
Board. She, stated that she owns
property in the area and appreciated
what you have done; but wanted to
know what can be done so that all can
live in peace.
Mr. N. Eastman stated that he will


The Board instructed her to get
with Commissioner Hays.
Ms. : Farrell stated that Mr.
Valentine is very familiar with the
reason for her attendance. My
husband and I are concerned about the
concrete that was poured on county
right of way in front of our property.
A letter received by the Clerk
regarding the matter was presented.
Commissioner Valentine stated
that a meeting has been set up for I
PM tomorrow at the site to discuss the
Ms. Thompkins presented each
Commissioner with a Certificate of

hire a deputy sheriff to patrol the roads
from the main road coming in on
Thompson a 24 hour basis during the
* event weekends.
Sharon Shreve, Ex-President of
Ocean Pond, addressed the Board. She
stated that her mother taught her that
folks should not throw stuff on another
persons property. She said that Mr.
Eastman kept telling her to turn the
other check but she got out of the
business because she had enough of
folks acting up and being rude toward
her. She said she was tired of dealing
with lunatics.
Leslie Alexander stated that the
real problem began when camping was
allowed. Now the noise and traffic
goes on all during the night.
Mary Norris, Shands Children
Miracle Network Volunteer,
commented that she has been allowed
by Mr. Eastman to sell hotdogs and
hamburgers at the events for the past
four months. All proceeds go to the
SCMN; $2500 so far. She said she
would like to see the mud bog
Rita Harris stated that no doubt
Ocean Pond Mud Bog has been good
to the county, but again, my concern is
what it will be worth when some of our
family or your family members are
injured in an accident. It all comes
back to common courtesy. My
neighbor has been out at 10 PM
getting his cows back in his fence and
repairing it on several occasions.
Wanda Berry stated that it wasn't
just this last event; it has been going
on since the beginning. A video was
shown at the last meeting that shows
that it is all the time and not just the
last event.
Mr, Eastman stated that he will
make it zero tolerance as far as the
Ms. Harris asked if he would
make it zero tolerance for the alcohol
and he said that he couldn't do that.
He said that some people want to have
their couple of beers.
Starla Emanuel of Cedar Key
stated that she goes out there with her
husband and son and have fun. We do
not drink and it is something fof us to
do with our son; it keeps him out of
trouble. I hope you don't shut it down.
Sherron Davis stated that this man
should not be held responsible for what
other people do on the roads.
Mr. Eastman stated that he would
even agree to lock it down at 9 PM and
allow no one in or out except for
Commissioner Driggers stated that
no decision will be made tonight since
we do not have our attorney with us.
Ed Davis stated there needs to be
something done about the S-curve.
Commissioner Land stated that the
road department is doing all they can
to maintain the roads in the county.
Ms. Lindee commented that rock
has been dumped on Doolin, so don't
tell me they haven't had time. We just
want something done. We all want to
solve the problems that exist with the
mud bog and residents. I'll even
volunteer to sell hot dogs if you can
work things out.
,'Commissioner Driggers requested
for-_;Asihpr Bellot ito. see if he ,cold
arrange for the curve to be looked at
and fixed. He said that there will be
some changes made and they will be
addressed real soon.
The Board approved for this to be
tabled until the next meeting on
January 6th, 2005.
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
December 16, 2004.
The DC 2004-05 CDBG Housing
Revitalization contract was received
earlier this month. The Contractors
pre-bid walk through was held on
December 140. Bids are due
December 30th and we will present the
results of the bid opening to the
Commission at the January 6th, 2005
The Federal Government has
promised Florida $150-million in HUD
funding. It has been reported that
HUD is considering awarding
administration of the funds to Florida
Housing Finance Corp., instead of the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs because of recent unfavorable
.monitoring of DCA by HUD.
Any 2004-05 CDBG/SHIP Project
that is done on a house built before
1978 must be inspected for lead-based
paint which will cost approximately
$1300 which is a grant eligible
All 2004-05 SHIP funds are
committed as match funds for the
CDBG program, therefore, any
pending projects that are within the
Cross City or Horseshoe Beach city
limits will have to be postponed until
after July 1, 2005.
Ms. Dyals presented the
Manager's Report dated December 16,
2004 for the Suwannee Water & Sewer
District. She presented a copy of a
letter from Anderson Columbia Co.,
Inc. regarding the Corbin Bridge
Project and a fax from Michael
Kuhman, Environmental Specialist,
regarding shellfish harvesting
management. The new elected SWSB
members will take office on January
4t, 2005.
Ms. Dyals requested to be excused
from attending the BCC meetings for a
couple of months. She stated that she
would send the reports by mail or fax.

E911 Funds in the amount of
$145,000 and Fire Funds in the
amount of $115,000 were discussed.
Chad informed the Board that the
payment on the new fire trucks was
made on time.
$56,000 has been in the Fire Fund
since Mallory Swamp fires. $26,000
was used to purchase my vehicle and
$5000 came out of the FEMA Funds.
Part of the Fire Funds was .used for
Howard Reed's department during the
hurricanes. If you have a problem with
that we can put it back. No salaries or
electric bills have been paid from this
The Board had no objections to
the information.
Chad informed the Board that he
received a verbal resignation from the

Appreciation for their support to the
Old Town Fire Department.
Mr. Cassidy appeared before the
Board on behalf of City, County, and
Community about Childcare Resources
expanding in the area. He.stated that
he is on the Site Committee and the
intent was for it to be located in Dixie
County. The appraisal has been done.
It has been narrowed down to looking
at a place with water and sewer. The
Whiddon Property has been ruled out
due to some connecting property
problems. The Barber Property in
Cross City and a Chiefland Property
are the two final choices for the site.
The basic reason for being here tonight
is to present a matrix for you to look
over. This project! will create 20 plus
jobs in the first phase and will increase
afterwards. Mr. Cassidy stated that he
would like to come back the 1st of
January for input from the BCC. He
stated that the site committee will meet
in January 2005.
Commissioner Driggers, on behalf
of the Board, thanked Mike Cassidy
for his efforts in the project.
Arthur Bellot stated that he would
like to make the Board aware, while
Mike is still present, that the Cross
City Fire Department has been having
problems getting fuel at night. They
have asked if they could buy diesel
from the county and be invoiced once
a month.
The Board concurred and
approved for Arthur Bellot and Mike
Cassidy work this out between Cross
City and the County.
Chad Reed :and Jerry Martin
presented Christmas cards and tokens
of appreciation to all the
Commissioners, Arthur Bellot, Joe
Hubert Allen and Carla Downing from
the EMS Department.
Mr. Reed informed the Board that
the EMS employees had voted on the
"Employee of the Year" and six
employees were nominated. Deborah
Langford and Mandy Douglas have
been chosen and will appear at the next
meeting. ,
Chad reported that he attended the
meetings in Tallahassee today along
with Commissioner Driggers and met
with the Department of Health. They
are looking more at regional needs and
special needs facilities. Nursing
homes were discussed.
We had the opportunity to go to
Nancy Argenziano's office. The
Department of Juvenile Justice cost
shift passed today. Rep. Kendrick and
Stansel fought it and spoke heavily
against it for us. As of today, the
county has been given responsibility
for funding DJJ. The county will.have
to contract with a company to provide
that service. We will have to transport
the juvenile to the site and then return
them to the county for court. It is a
cost shift and burden to the counties.
Commissioner Driggers requested
Arthur Bellot to send a letter to the
Florida Association of Counties
regarding the DJJ cost shift; we are not
in support of the bill that was passed
today regarding the DJJ costshift and.
do not appreciate how we were
grouped as being in support of it. We
are considering pulling out of the FAC
to be able to fund the cost of the DJJ
cost shift.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried approving the letter to
FAC. Also, a letter of appreciation
will be sent to Rep. Kendrick and
Stansel for their support in the matter.
Chad stated they met with
Secretary Crosby, Department of
Corrections. Article V language is
very heavy in these meetings.
Joe Hubert Allen discussed some
of the hardships put on him by Article
Chad informed the Board that -he
is in the process of changing and doing
a facelift on the Cross City EMS
Station. We are shifting some of the
offices around. Dick Edwards,
Community Programs Consulting, will
be moving into the front three offices.
Also, some repairs will be made to the
Old Town EMS Station.
The Old Town Fire Station on the
George Chewning Road is scheduled
to be renovated in the near future, due
to storm damage. We are awaiting
insurance and FEMA funding. We
would like to have a fire station every
seven miles in the county.
The new ambulances will be
delivered sometime in February 2005.
We have taken one of the existing ones
off the road; it is beyond repair.
Chad said that his new office staff"
is doing great; Linda MaLoy and Lola
The 911 addresses have to be 98%
accurate before we can turn on the 911
Enhancement. Encourage everyone to
call BellSouth and let them know your
correct 91 I address.
Scott Garner will be in Tallahassee
tomorrow trying to get all the storms
lumped together. We did receive
declaration for all 4 storms.
Tracy is working on getting the
2005 calendars and it looks promising.
The ISO Rating Grant in the
amount of $2500 was discussed.
Arthur Bellot wrote the grant and it
will go towards Insurance Service
Ratings. It will have to be spent within
14 months. Chad stated that he would
like to hire a part-time employee to
help get this done.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to use the funds as

Local' Horticulture Professional Earns Certification
Karen Wyckoff of A & K Nursery in Cross City, Fl., is a member of a group of professionals who
are FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professionals (FCHP's).
This designation was earned by Karen Wyckoff after an exam that measures horticulture
knowledge and professional skills through an extensive written exam. In demonstrating her skills in
many areas such as plant identification, disease and insect control, landscape design/management and

Fire Chief at the First District Fire
Billy said that he and Arthur
Bellot would meet with Commissioner
Valentine in Jena tomorrow. He
informed the Board that Joey Lander
said that the letter concerning the cars
on the property discussed at a previous
meeting will go out tomorrow.
AlAction Item]: Certificate
regarding Matching Funds in the
amount of $418 for Voter Education
FY 2004-2005 to Mae Beville,
Supervisor of Elections submitted for
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to approve the
payment of the matching funds.
Bllnuir Item: Demory Drive
Road Closing for Richard Dallatt. The
last information the Clerk has is at the
November 20, .2003 meeting Mr.
Dallatt had withdrawn his petition
until further research could be done.
Arthur Bellot stated that his
memory was that research in 2003
indicated that the road has been closed
since the '80's. Cindy Bellot possibly
can assist in this matter. She assisted
the attorney in this research.
Cllnformation Item]: Cindy Dey,
Financial Officer, wanted to bring
attention to the Board that the
$1,000,000 Capital City Note is
included in today's payments.
Dlnformation Itenm: The first
payment of $87,500 for Facilities
Grant-in-Aid/Courthouse Renovations
has been received.
Commissioner Driggers stated we
have approved for this to be used for
storage and space for the Clerk.
Joe Hubert Allen thanked the
Board and EMS staff for their support
and help received during the loss of his
uncle, Woodrow Allen, on
Thanksgiving Day.
Arthur Bellot came before the
Board and informed them that he had
received a letter from Ted Burt
requesting fencing at the Horseshoe
Cove condos. They would like to erect
the fence on the county right of way
four foot from right of way line for the
safety of pedestrians.
Commissioner Valentine stated
that it was okay with him.
Commissioner Lamb stated that we
might be opening up a can of worms
for similar requests. Commissioner
Land agreed with Commissioner
The Board had questions about the
maintenance problem if it is struck and
torn down. This would have to fall on
the Horseshoe Cove owners and not
the county.
The Board agreed to table this
matter until the county attorney is
Arthur informed the Board that the
Game & Fish Commission has stopped
maintaining boat ramps. They want to
know if we are interested in
maintaining the ; ramps for
approximately $2,00.9 each. There, are
four ramps to consider; Gomto
Springs, Purvis, Pine Landing and
Hinton Landing.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
feels there may be a problem with
Arthur stated that we basically
have been maintaining them anyway.
At the last meeting there was
discussion about the encroachment by
federal government at the Shired Island
Park. Johnny Stephenson met with
Aithur regarding the matter. Back in
1979 a 40 ft. easement was given to
the county. A survey was done and the
markers are still there. The
government has been informed about
the encroachment and will be looking
into it.
Ed Custer, Division of Forestry,
has informed us that closing on the
Sunnyvale Tower site in May or June
would not be a problem.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the closing in
June. Commissioner Lamb is against
the purchase due to the liability. The
motion carried by Commissioner
Driggers voting in favor. -
A letter from Sable Boiling,
Florida Department of Health, was
presented regarding the modulars that
were delivered to help with the
building and repairs to tlhe roof of the
health department from FEMA.
Arthur presented a matrix
regarding the SCRAP-Small County
Road Assistance Program for FY
2005/2006 and Dixie County CR351A
was selected for funding.
An email letter from Chris Doolin
regarding SCOP-Small County
Outreach Program was presented to the
Board. Dixie County did not make the
list for funding.
A letter from the Department of
Environmental Protection requesting
approval of a Consent Order between
the Department of Environmenfal
Protection and Dixie County for the
Cross City Airport Storage Tank


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horticulture professionals, people want someone who has the

retail procedures, the
professional designation of
FCHP was earned.
Established by the Florida
Nursery, Growers & Landscape
Association (FNGLA), the
Certified Horticulture
Professional program has been
administered since the mid-80's.
The program was designed to
increase professionalism among
Florida's growers, landscape
professionals and retail
employees. This is the industry's
only standard for measuring
horticultural knowledge.
"When dealing with
processional know-how to solve

horticulture problems," says Ben Bolusky, FNGLA Executive Vice President. "Individuals who take
steps toward certification develop the background needed to answer consumer questions."
A & K Nursery has been in business for 5 years with a specialty in landscape plants and trees and is
located off US 19 on the Airport Road.

DOF Helps Dixie

Celebrate Arbor Day
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Last Friday, January 21st, local officials along
with Division of Forestry representatives gathered
at the Greenway Trail in Cross City in order to
plant a tree as part of a statewide Arbor Day
Forester Alan Pardin and Forest Ranger Todd
Etheridge spent the better part of the day traveling
throughout the county planting native red maple
trees. Both elementary schools participated in the
planting at their perspective schools, while
community leaders helped at Jena Park,
Suwannee Community Center and Horseshoe
Beach Park. Cross City Mayor Tank Lee, City
Clerk Angie Bush, County Coordinator Arthur
Bellot and County Commissioner Hoyt "Buddy"
Lamb were on hand at the Greenway planting,
showing their support of the Arbor Day
celebration. With Dixie County being known for
it's pristine woods and waters, it stands to reason
that the humble tree be celebrated.

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Pictured left to right Todd Etheridge, Arthur
Bellot, Angie' Bush, Tank Lee, Buddy Lamb and
Alan Pardin.

Parden gave a brief history on Arbor Day
itself, noting that it was founded by Sterling Morton of Nebraska in 1872 who is famous for saying,
"While most holidays commemorate the past, Arbor Day commemorates the future."
Each state sets their own celebration date to coincide with the best planting time for their area. You
can find out more about the National Arbor Day Foundation and how you can become a member by
logging onto their website at
"Thanks" go out to our local DOF and their continued support of our community and its welfare.

Closure Cleanup was presented.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
this is basically giving up our right to
have any say about it. But, we can't
afford to clean it up.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb
on behalf of Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the consent
order, pending review by the county
Cindy Bellot, Coutity Librarian,
presented a flyer to the Board that is
being distributed throughout the
county to inform the public that Three
Rivers Regional Library System and

Dixie County Public Library will
present a Warner Brothers Movie
"Samantha, An American Girl
Holiday" at the DC Library on
December 291h at 1 PM. Admission is
free and best suited for girls ages 10
and up, but all children are welcome.
All Commissioners wished
everyone a Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year. .
Vendor 9715 9813, Payroll 9369
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Commissioner Lamb, seconded by
Commissioner Land and carried to
adjourn at 8:45 PM!
SIGNED: Marcus A. Hays,
Chairman Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of

When love speaks, the voice of
all the gods make heaven
drowsy with the harmony.
-William Shakespeare,
Love's Labor's Lost

ADJOURN Anger as soon as fed is dead-
The motion was made by 'Tis starving makes it fat.
-Emily Dickinson



Crusade for Christ


First Baptist Church

Cross City

February 13-16

Make Your Plans Now To Attend!!



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

New Directions for LCCC
r |g" | LCCC vice president for Instruction and Student Services
By Charles E. Carroll
The new year of 2005 will see some exciting new directions for
'.- Lake City Community College (LCCC). In addition to adding new
;' .,faculty and courses, the college will undergo a redesign of its
.' instructional organization to enhance several of the major training
Sl ',' needs in the area, state and nation.
As most newspaper readers know, there is a critical need for
nurses in this area and nationwide. Other health industry jobs face a
S similar situation, although 'not as dramatic. To help address these
Sa problemsm, beginning in August 2005, the college's division of
*i J -, .Allied Health Programs will become the Allied Health Academy.
SI Abraham Pallas, Ph,D., will move from the position of chairman of
Carl l Allied Health Programs to become executive director of the
Charles E. Carroll Academy. He will report to Dean of Occupational Programs Ron
Natale. Pallas has the tasks of expanding all of the programs in the Academy and finding ways to
increase enrollment in key programs. Additionally, he will lead the college's effort to affiliate with
other community colleges to offer students the ability to move between institutions to complete their
training in specialty programs. Students from other colleges will also be able to do the same thing,
ending up by completing one of LCCC's programs after starting at a different community college.
To expand LCCC's capabilities and find ways to increase enrollment in the nursing programs, the
position of director of nursing has been created. This leader has the responsibility for all levels of nurse
training, from the certificate level of Patient Care Assistant, through the Practical Nurse training
program, to the Associate Degree in Nursing, which prepares students to become eligible to take the
national licensure exam leading to the status of registered nurse. Robbie Carson, current head of the
Associate Degree in Nursing program and coordinator of nursing has been appointed as the new
director of nursing. Carson is also re-ponsible for working directly with medical facilities and leaders
to provide opportunities for their mpl.' cs to receive training to advance their credentials through the
various nursing programs.
By making these changes, the programs in the Academy will have 'more direct support as shorter
term training programs, e:t.'- .- students to move quickly into the work arena.
The second area of musnma.'i.-n to receive enhancements and revisions is that of teacher preparation.
Last year, the state legis-'atur li aurorized community colleges to develop and operate teacher training
institutes. Under the coinriunity :...'.-- c. but in conjunction with local school districts, these institutes
will provide short-te trm ainng in continuing education for currently certified teachers working in the
schools, training for substitute teachers and teacher aides, and short-term alternative teacher
certification training for !-r.NA who already posses a nonteaching bachelor's or higher degree. With
short-term alternative :itmri'_.: :' a2 nonteaching degree person can become a certified teacher in the
state without going back to 0 -:o:..,4 to earn a separate teaching degree. Lake City Community College
has already initiated pliaaiimg with all five of its school districts to work at developing these
components, and has w kedl with the districts to apply for grants to help provide the means to make
this training c:-, a .s .;-:: --i I'.. to local eitiens.
In an additional piece of egiisatfion passed in a special session this past December, the legislature
implemented the nie sa Fa.-iar_. Tirren law passed by voters several years ago. The college
,ae d. .,:S. ,i--, Cb.tLaiiiiig for ichldcnre workers and offers the Child Development Associate
(CDA) certificate trading zJ'l far i the l;e f3i:.:r.. Because die legislature put language into the
law to enhance a ii n fionei years for workers in this industry to achieve the associate in science
degree .- S C in Early Cbild d Education, and e'. err.UlTy a bachelor's degree, the college has.
-. : ::.2 --e e-- A S.. T' aa -
The -.-Ah contJinue to offer fts courses in education for the associate in arts (A.A.) degree for
students who 'want to arisr5r :-. a university to receive a bachelor's degree in teaching.
To facilitate all areas *f .;:-.?.: ?--:a--:-aL LCCC has esi; lhs:e a Teacher Training Academy.-
The Academy, headed by an executive iirc::,mr yet to be named, will report to the dean of arts and
Both Academies will work with Th m Atkins.:>r. director .,f or[.force and community education, to
facilitate _1-- r-".e.m: r-. 1 c '-r ; L -:]:: E. L -M J::i:c-n.
For more information visit or contact Charles E. Carroll at 754-4321 or by e- .
mail by e-mail ,.irroh a.!,l '. /.
Timberland Ford Brings "Deals" To Area Residents

Steinhatchee Stingrays Say
Goodbye To A Great Principal

After 37 years in education Mr. Gerald Oliver retired on
December 31, 2004 as principal of Steinhatchee School. Mr. Olvr. er
introduced many new programs and strategies to promote an
academic program of excellence,
The staff and community wish Gerald and his family happiness
and good health during this next adventure in life.
We will miss you!
Steinhatchee School & Community

FSDB Students to perform in
Super Bowl pre-game show
Choir includes two students from the tiM, Town area...
Florida School for the Deaf & Blind f. b -* was .. :. -' ae
NFL and Don Mischer Productions to be part of the ,:; -
Super Bowl entertainment. TI.: have asked for ; shhool',s diaii
to assist in performing the RPa Charles version of i-.,,...,. the
Beautiful" with Grammy Award-winner Alicia T.- he event
will honor Ray Charles and his T-_ :.-.. esic. He aitteil
FSDB from 1937-i'-4: and received his early ,11iiii: 1 music
training there.
FSDB students, two of whom are from th*e Old T:. : :i. ane
excited and looking forward to the event.
Eight grader, Connie Mounts and 6 grade 1a ...... -..' a.:-T..
part of the 150 students who make up the fcliir.. ff'mur... tea-
performance, the bhnd '.]'] .-[a-rc... -i-.-j students willnmamg a3s e
deaf/hard-of-hearing students will sign the snng oim AmeaiiEman gmn
The students were selected for the Super Bowll ,-Riam-naa,:a:
based on school criteria. That criteria iincluides govd nadtes afdi
excellent behavior, along with ;:. Ti;- ..r to) p. 'I -: taientt an@M
parental permission.
Congratulations to you all!

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DCCA Allstar's News
The Dixie County Christian Academy Allstar's named Breand
Hansen as their "Student of the Week." Congratulations, Breana!
Please continue to pray for our school. For more information
you may call 542-3313. We are located at 1357 NE 82 Avenue in
Old Town.

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20-22. Timberland is owned by Brett Falicon, who brought out New Perry Ford last October. Mr. Falicon
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Grace Baptist Church

Near Mayo, Florida

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Prisoners Are Big Help in Trail Cleanup Work

Pictured right to left: Kirk Marhefka, Veronica Driggers, Warden David Farcas, Sgt. Leroy Evans, COl
Chris Thornton, Sgt. Andrews, Floyd Underhill, Jeff Koschatzky, Kevin 'Free, Billy Padgett, Timmy
Carmichael, Adam Stinson and D.T. Williams. Not pictured are Dick Baynard, Phillip Ottinger, Lt.
Thomas Driggers and Gary Fowler.

By'Mike Moore
Dixie Advocate Staff
Jnmates at the Cross City Correctional and kept clean by the crews. They have
Institution are playing a large part in maintaining "adopted" the section of trail from Georgia
the' Greenway area in Dixie County. About 168 Pacific to Continental.
prisoners at the state facility take part in *the "It is surprising just how much litter is found
cleanup campaign. in this area," said Marhefka. "The men really get
-The effort is a joint venture of the Department a lot done."
of Environmental Protection and the Department The work crews go out about two times each
of Corrections. Kirk Marhefka, :Nature Coast month or as needed. The Greenways and Trails
State Trail Manager for DEP, oversees the work. Office is responsible for about 32 miles in Dixie,
He is with the Office of Greenways and Trails. Levy, and Gilchrist Counties.
About three miles of the trail are maintained

Southern Sky

Realty Names

Top Salesperson '
'Karen Barnhill, Broker, a '' '
Owner of Southern Sky Realty .
of' FL, Inc. held her annual
awards dinner at Horseshoe .' .. .,
Beach Cafe, Tuesday, January I ... .
184 2005. Everyone enjoyed a *
great dinner consisting of Prime
Rib, Shrimp and all the
triinmings put on by Joe and ,-'
Ramona Massie, who own the :
cafe. ':'
SThe top salesperson of the
year award went to Jay Pictured above is the "Crew" from Southern Sky Realty. Pictured
Hershberger. This was the far right (back row) is Salesman of the Year, Jay Hershberger.
second year Jay has taken home
this prestigious award.
Southern Sky Realty of FL, Inc. currently has two offices, the main office is located in Mayo. The
first branch office was opened in the Live Oak area in 2002. Karen is currently getting ready to open
her'second branch office in Horseshoe Beach early in February. This will be a full service office
handling sales and rental property. Karen and her husband Eddie moved to Horseshoe Beach full time
early last year. They are looking forward to meeting and working with everyone in the area.
The office will be located at, 50 Main St., Horseshoe Beach, FL. Phone: 352-498-5600.

Dear Home Education Parent/Guardian

A student in a home education setting must be
evaluated once a year to demonstrate educational
progress at a level equivalent to his or her
abilities. The parent/guardian selects the method
of evaluation from those provided in statute, then
files a copy of the evaluation annually in the
superintendent's office. The evaluation must
consist of one of the following:
a-A Florida certified teacher chosen by the
parent/guardian may evaluate the child's progress
based on the 'review of the portfolio and
'discussion with the student.
b-The student may take any, nationally
normed student achievement test administered by
a certified teacher.
c-The student may take a state student
assessment test used by the school district and
administered by a certified teacher, at a location
and under testing conditions approved by the
school district.
sd-The student may be evaluated by a
psychologist holding a valid, active license
pursuant to the provisions of section 490.003 (7)
e-The student may be evaluated with any
pther valid measurement tool as mutually agreed
Upon by the school superintendent of the district
in which the student and student's parent

/guardian reside.
If your decision is to take a state student
assessment test used by the school district and
administered by a certified teacher, at a location
and under testing conditions approved by the
school district, please call the appropriate school
at least one week prior to testing and establish a
time for your child to take the tests.
A list of public schools in Dixie County is:
Anderson Elementary School (Pre K 5th 352-
498-1333; Old Town Elementary School (Pre K -
5th) 352-542-7818; Ruth Rains Middle-School (6th
--8th) 352-498-1346 Dixie County High School
(9th 12h) 352-498-6410
Testing schedule: February 8, 2005 FCAT
Writing Grades 4th, 8th, and 10th; February 28 -
March 22, 2005 FCAT Reading and
Mathematics Grades 3rd through 10t"', FCAT
Science Grades 5th, 8th, and 11th
Due to the changes in the local mailing
system after the 911 address changes and/or your
moving, please contact Sharon McCall, at 352-
498-6131, with your new 911 address. This will
help to insure you get information regarding your
James A. Bray, Director of ESE/Student

iD The Dixie County
Rotary Club In Action!

Dixie County Rotarians enjoyed a great deal of information
about public broadcasting along with their lunch on Wednesday,

January 19.
About 25 men
and women were
present at the
Carriage Inn event.
Club president
Ralph Tyre
Guests were
two men from
public radio and
television stations,
WUFT The visiting
speakers shared
plans for the
broadcasting work.
Brent Williams,
Director of
Development for
the stations and a

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Guest speaker Brent Williams, left, receives
a Rotary banner from Dixie. Club President
Ralph Tyre.

long-time Rotary Club member, spoke to the Rotarians and guests.
Williams is the Rotary District Governor nominee for 2006-07.
Also present was station general manager Rich Lehner. Both men
had a great deal of information for those at the luncheon.
The North Florida TV station, WUFT has been on the air since
1958 and has played a vital role in keeping people in the area
informed and entertained.
In addition to the information on public broadcasting, Williams
discussed the Rotary convention coming up this year in Chicago.
This will be a special time since the club is celebrating its 100th
Several other guests were in attendance. Ben Crise, Bob Mays,
Mike Moore, and Richard Wisdahl were there. Wisdahl is the
Rotary Assistant Governor for this area.

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January 20, 2005(FHTNC)--
Marine Corps Pvt. Mathew A.
Corbin, son of Brenda L. Ross of
Bell, Fla. and Paul R. Corbin of
Glennie, Mich., recently reported
for duty with Anti-Terrorism
Battalion, 4th Marine
Expeditionary Brigade, Camp
Lejeune, N. C.
Corbin is a 2004 graduate of
Trenton High School of Trenton,
Fla. and joined the Marine Corps
in June 2004.




Small Arms

Repair Course
Marine Corps Reserve PFC
Lee. L. Willoughby, a 2004
graduate of Dixie County High
School, Cross City, Fla.,
recently completed the Small
Arms Repair Course at the
U.S. Army's Proving Ground
in Aberdeen, Md.
During the course,
Willoughby learned how to
operate, inspect, maintain and
repair rifles, pistols, shotguns,
submachine guns, grenade
launchers, mortars and other
automatic weapons.
Willoughby also studied how
to prepare weapons for
shipment and storage, and
related safety precautions.
With his newly acquired
skills, Willoughby is now
ready to work at a military
base armory, providing
weapons support to troops
deploying for exercises and

Willoughby joined the
Marine Corps Reserve in May

US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 ** Cross City, FL
-Bath rickel w/pool, garage/workshop and RV grage. Walk-in Pantry; Built-
in glass front displays; two fireplaces and too many other amenities to
mention. Approx. 3200 sf, $259,500.00.
-. SIX RENTAL UNITS ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a package. Located in Cross City with city water and
S1 4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
** IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 2 B SWMH on 3/4 acres on CR 351-A. Central
H& A, well & septic on corner paved lot. Being sold "AS IS" $23,000.00.
-- IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, 2 B home with carport on paved
street in homes-only subdivision. Separate dining room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room off rear deck, city water and sewer, garbage
pickup and.cable TV. $80,000.00.
COMMERCIAL 1 acre MOL on corner of CR 351 at US 19 near post
office, courthouse, banks and shopping plaza. $195,000.
-"VARIOUS PARCELS in Skyline Heights Subdivision beginning at
$2,600. North of Cross City off CR 351.
*-7 WOODED HIGH Dith paved frontage on CR 353
across from Goverr LfiL ,lY mfi north of Cross City. $40,000.00.
*"80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $280,000.00.
-.FOUR 10-ACRE HOMES ONLY PARCELS just outside of Cross City
on paved road. $60,000.00. each.
"-3.39 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
251' of frontage. $85,000.00.
*.2.04 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
150'of frontage $50,000.00.

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Students may find themselves
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For more information about
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visit or call (800)
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a free 48-page color brochure.


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(D.f y Highway 19/98, Old Town, FL 32680
Phone: 352-542-8568
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All size lots and acreage are available, call for more inlormauon.


9 PLUS ACRES in Old Town. Features MANY
UPGRADES including new carpet, new Whirlpool
appliances (washer & dryer), tile counters and
marbled sills. Close to the Suwannee River,
shopping and schools. Don't let this one get away.
$129,900. (748083)

PRICE REDUCED. You must see this 2002, Homes of
Merit, 32 DWMH comes with upgraded features and
PLUS ACRES are fenced and there is a 17x33
WORKSHOP with electric. Quiet area close to schools
and shopping. $65,000. (747600)

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

Since 1958

Jim King Realty, Inc.

Visit us at

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

THIS RARE 5 BR, 3 1/2 B completely
remodeled house is on a freshwater canal in the
Town of Suwannee, just minutes by boat to the
Gulf or Suwannee River. With kitchens, bedroom
& bath upstairs and down, this house is just great
for weekend get-away, with room for lots of guests.
$459,000. (DW-747723). Call (352) 542-9007.

SPANISH TRACE A luxurious 4 BR, 2 B stucco home
on 4.60 acres. Built in 2001 with 2x6 exterior walls for
maximum efficiency. Vaulted ceilings in kitchen, dining &
living room. Berber carpet & ceramic tile flooring. Large
3 car garage. $239,500. (LR-747771) Call 493-2221.

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

located on 10+ beautiful acres of pasture. Ready
for horsesnt This home is like 2 homes under
one roof the main living area has 3 BR, 1 B
and the second area, or mother-in-law suite, has
2 BR, 1 B all separated by the 2 car garage.
Many amenities go with this property. Plus,
property is surrounded by 701 acre horse farm
which makes for a beautiful setting. $435,000.
(LR-747891-K) Call 493-2221.

1996 manufactured home with approx. 1719 sq.
ft. of heated & cooled area. New 5 ton AC unit.
Overlooking Long Pond, just South of Chiefland
with approx. 2 acres in upland. Spacious 700 sq.
ft. garage & workshop. Beautiful natural woods!
$124,900. (LW-747820) Call 493-2221.

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

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

PRODUCING horse farm just outside of
Trenton, FL with an almost new 2 BR, 2B with a
huge office/multi-purpose room. A beautiful
place with horsebarn, storage barn and board
fence. All nestled on over 22 acres in a very nice
are of homes. $399,500. (GR-747915) Call 493-
' '. .

OLD FLORIDA-STYLE "Cracker home", just 2
miles from the Town of Suwannee, "The
Gateway to the Gulf" and one mile to the famous
SUWANNEE RIVERI! This 2 BR/very large bath
home is on 3/4 acre and, backs up to -the
National Wildlife Refuge. Priced like a rural farm
home at $65,000. (DR-747950) Cal (352) 542-9007

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1 acre, MOL, on paved road, 2 porches, large
pole barn & separate outbuildings. $63,000.
(DMH-746982) Call 493-2221.

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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
i the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 890
'.May 23, 2002
P Description of Property:

SParcel 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,
S' Shelby'Township, Ml 48315
SOkie Lee Wolfe, P.O. Box 3, One Wolf
Run, Harrogate, TN 33752
-Mary Lee & Donald Herndon, P.O. Box
282, Wauchula, FL 33873-0282
: Walter & Diane Balli, 9829 East
Brainere Rd., Ooltewah, TN 37363
*Elizabeth M. Nickerson, 3060 Perdue
Road, Wauchula, FL 33873
WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
: according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall be sold to the
Highest bidder at the Dixie County
,: Courthouse on February 17th, 2005 at
;:11:00 A.M.

Dated this January 10th, 2005.
: Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court'
Dixie. County, Florida 32628
,' By: Caria Downing, Deputy Clerk
* 3-6


Case No.: 05-0018-CA
Division: Family.
.ROBERT D SHAW :V ,,: ,. "
i. Pelioner

,,'TO: Doris M. Shaw,
k.;17780 NW 90th Terrace
.'Fanning Springs, FL 32693-9205
.-"YOU. ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
P. 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
p-. before February 17, 2005, and file the
^ original with the clerk of this Court at Clerk
t 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.
,o 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
2 Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
4 this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
10 record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain -
El automatic disclosures of documents and
^ information. Failure to comply can result in
' sanctions, including dismissal-or striking of

DATED: January 11, 2005.
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
BLANKS BELOW: 1 (fully legal name and
trade name of nonlawyer) Brandi Walker,
CLA, a nonlawyer, 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
Description of Property:
Parcel No.

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 on
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
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: Caria 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 byicontacting the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools at
(352) 498-6131.

Post 91 News
The Saturday meeting
brought out several good ideas
for Post 91 and our local
community. The program was
brought by. Legionnaire
'Murph' Everette and Dan
Taylor, members of the
Gilchrist County Historical
Society. The Society is making
plans for the coming Memorial
Day this May. The plans may
include a parade and Post 91
will plan to be involved. Our
Finance ,Officer, Major
Stroupe, is also one of the
Historical Society's .members
and will act as our
communications link with the
.Now a note on
having our membership drive
for the new year. For all
eligible veterans, former
members and members that
have had problems, it is time to
join or rejoin and return to the
roost. Post 91 is a progressive
post moving in the direction of
renewed help for our veterans
and increased involvement is
this great community of ours.
and get on the hay wagon to
success. We NEED YOUR
help. Contact Dean Williams,
(386)454-8143 or send an e-
mail to deandeana(
with your question.
Contact Post 91 Adjutant,
Dean Williams for more
information about how to get
involved with the Post. If you
are not eligible for the
American Legion and are a
male .descendant of. a
Legionnaire, the SAL would
be the ideal organization to be
part of, to help veterans and
the youth of our community.
The dues for the first year will
be only $10.00. Call Dean and
see what it is all about.
Remember 'ur Armed
Forces all over this world daily
in your thoughts and prayers.
Here at home, watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans,
widows and the families of
service members called to
active duty.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
Commander, Jamerson-
Sheffield Post 91

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

Progress Energy Presents Grant Check To Pure

Water Wilderness
By Stacey Brown
Progress Energy has been an ardent supporter for
of Pure Water Wilderness, the Dixie-Gilchrist- more information.
Levy Tourism Development Board, and has come American Paint Horse Association Ride
1 A 4 P, .. I .- +

. .. -..

Lynette Vermillion of Progress Energy attends the board meeting to present the grant check to Pure Water'
Wilderness. From left, front row: Gerri Nennstiel, Julie Harrison, Mark Gluckman, Carol McQueen, Lynette
Vermillion, and Lannie Cardona. Back row: Chris Brown, Stephen Hurd, Dixie County Commissioner John

Driveers. Peter Zettler. Rnlnh Tvre. and Lois Fletcher.

through again this year with a large matching
grant. Lynette Vermillion, representing Progress,
Energy, attended the January 19th Board of
Directors meeting in Fanning Springs and
presented the board with the generous check.
The money is used as a match to an Enterprise
Florida Regional Rural Economic Development
Grant. Pure Water Wilderness uses the funds to
promote nature and heritage tourism in the tri-
county area.
Pure Water Wilderness wishes to express our
sincere appreciation to Progress Energy and their
commitment to the communities they serve and
their ongoing generosity.
At the January 19' board meeting, the new
chair and co-chair were elected. Congratulations
to. Mark Gluckman of Gilchrist County, the new
chairman, and to Ralph Tyre of Dixie County, the
new vice-chairman of Pure Water Wilderness.
We wish to express our sincere thank you to
Carol McQueen who has served as chairman for
four years.
Calendar of Events
Cedar Key Star Party February 7-11,
2005. Cedar Key. Star gazing through large
professional telescopes; astronomy slide shows;
solar observation. Call (352) 543-5600 for more
information. Log onto or

through the Goethe State Forest February 10,
11, 12. Sponsored by the APHA, with evening
events hosted at the Black Prong Equestrian
Center Pavilion. Site coordinator: Ken Chapin,
(352) 486-1308, email lchapin900(0,
Black Prong Combined Driving Event -
February 18-20. Black Prong Equestrian Center
450 SE CR 337, Bronson, FL. Friday Dressage,
Saturday Marathon, Sunday Cones.
Organizer: Louise Stokes, (352) 463-6850, E-
mail: lstokes(i, Log onto
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Festival -
February 24-26, 2005. For information call 1-
800-576-2398. Call 1-800-576-2398 for more
information, or email
Fun In The Sun (FITS) Endurance Ride
Festival February 28 March 5, 2005
Pre-registration for this six-day event is requested
by February 14. For more information email Jan
Stevens at circlebarranch( or log
Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale -
March 3-15, 2005. Fanning Springs. Combined
County Fair for Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy
Counties. Call (352) 486-5131 for more

LCCC Offers National Training Program for Local

Businesses and Agencies
By Tim Atkinson, director of workforce and community education LCCC
' Lake City Community College now offers related projects, and
i affordable, top quality training programs for local examinations. The program cover
agencies and businesses. Many small and.. of nianaigemien, begiining xv.ith m
medium-sized businesses and agencies cannot individual performance and expand
afford to buy quality training programs to organizational issues and public po
develop teamwork skills that create Ted Barber, president of the F
organizational success. Recognizing this need, of Certified Public Managers, e
the College now offers two nationally recognized CPM program at Lake City Commn
leadership training programs-AchieveGlobal Barber, a resident of Union Co
FrontLine Leadership, and Certified Public retired but continues to promote
Manager. CPM training especially in rural
The College partnership with AchieveGlobal With the support of Barber, the Nc
benefits the business and governmental Chapter of the Florida Society of C
community by providing top quality materials Managers program has expanded
and instruction backed by an Lake City Comm
international corporate training providing CPM tr
company which serves clients .* 100 employees of:
in 33. countries including 435 agencies. Current'
of the Fortune 500 companies. has a contract wi
All materials and curriculum County Commissic
are provided by CPM training to the
AchieveGlobal and local '" Spaces are still av
program facilitators are program if other ag
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company training programs, an opportunity to
The program consists of this exceptional
"modules" which, can be career development
customized to meet specific ., The leadershipt
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site or at the LCCC campus. .:: :i: 'n .::^; training are practice,
Cherilyn Moses, district "- ...\.. '. .'i ""A I to the workplace a,
maintenance compliance Tim Atkinson by the solution to
officer for the Florida season schedule at

Department of Transportation (DOT), said that
her agency began a FrontLine Leadership
program over a year ago to meet a common need
of many businesses and agencies-training for
first-time supervisors and concluded that, "this
program is just what we need to better prepare
our new and future supervisors."
The Certified Public Manager (CPM)
program is a nationally-recognized,
comprehensive training and certification program
for public sector managers at all levels of
government. The CPM program aims to
"professionalize the practice of public
management in much the same way that other
professionals, such as Certified Public
Accountants, have organized themselves."
Florida's CPM program is administered by the
Florida Center for Public Management at Florida
State University and Lake City Community
College is one of only three community colleges
to partner with the center to deliver the CPM
program locally. The program consists of four
day-long interactive training sessions which
include group projects, demonstrations, and
simulations. In addition to participating in every.
scheduled training session, CPM candidates are
required to complete reading assignments, work-

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the Suwannee

Lumber Company. Also consider the
observations of recent participants in training
sessions. Most of these comments were made by
workers who, by their own admission, would
prefer to be out in the woods instead of sitting in
a classroom.
"I started to think about the way you
treat people on the job.".
"It helped me be a better listener and
Perhaps the statement that best demonstrates
the importance these workers place on leadership
training was made by the one who wrote, "My
boss needs to take this course." Do you know a
boss or supervisor or worker who could benefit
from top-flight leadership training? Maybe it's
To enroll or for more information on bringing
leadership training to your workplace, call Tim'
Atkinson, director of workforce and community
education at Lake City Community College at,
(Some material from this column came from
AchieveGlobal, Inc., Florida Center for Public Management,
and the Gainesville Sun.)

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4 Pets Sake ..
Bonnie needs a good home. ..
She is a West Va. mountain. ..... '- '
feist, weighs about 35 lbs and -
she has a personality that's out '*" ;.Y3:Q,
of this world. Her one big fault '.:- '
is chasing cats. An ideal home .'
for Bonnie is to share her life
with a loving couple who has
the time to play with her and -:
give her plenty of attention.
Here it is a new year and
already I'm behind. As of 12-
28-04 we have done 183 spay-
neuters and 187 rabies
vaccinations. Our goals are set
rather high this year; but we Bonnie
are aiming to, double these figures.
Sorry we haven't had any newsletters out, that ole saying about
not having enough hours in a day holds true for us. Presently we
are working on a newsletter and we hope to have it for your
reading in late Feb.
There was a person who volunteered for our auction in Nov.,
but due to reasons beyond his control he was unable to attend. We
want to thank him, Reggie Pitts, for all the signs he made for 4 Pets
Sake. Great work!
Keep the spring fling thing in mind; we will inform you of the
time and place it will be held. So far April 23rd is the definite date
for the event. If you have anything to donate, please contact us. '
We are scheduling our low cost out-of-clinic spays-neuters this
month. Should you care to sign up for your pet's surgery please call
for an appointment? As of now we have not set a date for our next
in-clinic. Until next time be happy just for the love of them. Write
us at P.O. Box 1014, Bell, Fla. 32619 386-903 0975 or 866-727-
2972 e-mail fourp'etssake( Renee Emenecker


Amanda Enfinger is the
winner of our drawing from a
nursery monitor.
The Dixie County Health
Department, Healthy Start and
The March of Dimes sponsor
classes every other month.
These classes are .held at the
Health Department and make
having and caring for a new
baby a little easier.
The classes are: Childbirth
Education, Smoking
Cessation/SIDS, New Baby
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These classes are open to any
pregnant women in the community and her support person. Food is
For more information please call the Dixie County Health
Department at 498-1360 and ask to speak with Healthy Start. 'The
goal is to have all Dixie County babies born healthy.

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FOR SALE 18 cu. ft. refrigerator, almond -
$100.00; Sleeper sofa & chair excellent
condition $100; call 542-8095 after 6 p.m.
FOR SALE 4'x8' utility trailer, 4' high sides,
great shape $350.00, Cross City, 356-
FOR SALE Pine Daybed w/mattress, 1 1/2
years old, like new $175.000. Call 498-
foot stainless 'steel, 110 volt thermostat
controlled, attached coil heated wood chip
.burner, eleven adjustable 17" x 25" flat
racks, eleven adjustable hanging racks.
$3,500; Ducks $4.00; Peacocks $25.00
080. (352) 498-5293.
FULFORD'S PRODUCE will be taking
orders for Plant City strawberries, by the flat
or 1/2 flat now through the season. Also, if
you would like to receive my weekly produce
'list call 356-1801 or 498-5892 and give me
your E-mail or Fax number and I will send it
each week. Thanks, Jerry.
hormones or implants. $1 per pound live
weight, plus slaughter, cut & wrap. Available
by the quarter, half, or whole. Contact Ray
-Hodges, Evergreen Farm, (352) 542-7135,
(352) 498-7067.
polledherefords@bellsouth net
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Internet -
visit then give us a
call. 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
Liquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or small.
Now taking consignments. (352) 356-0721.
AB#2424. AU#2548.
APPLIANCES All brands guaranteed.
Service in-home or drop-off. Call (352) 463-
9985 or (866) 844-9985.
GUNTOWNUSA Gun Sales, Repairs,
GREAT PRICES on special orders. .Store
hours: 12 Noon 5 P.M., Tues., Fri. Buy, Sell
& Trade. Concealed weapons training
classes, call for appointment. Call 542-
-FOR SALE 1975 Winnabago Class A
motortiome, good condition, new
'refrigerator, runs good, self-contained,
-almost new tires. Call (352) 498-5591 -
"'home, or (352) 210-0637 cell.
FOR SALE Polaris Scrambler 500, 4x4,
$4500.00 OBO, call (239) 872-2873.
FOR SALE 1979 Ford F150, 6 cyl. long
wheel base, $800.00. OBO. Please call 498-
3086, anytime, leave message.

scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 9 3
p.m., next to Huddle House in Chiefland. If
you have items to donate and need them
picked up, please call Mary Christians, (352)
262-5643. Proceeds go to MCL Auxiliary
Community Projects.

WANTED TO BUY paying cash for Dish
Network receivers then call Jeff (715) 520-
3406, Chiefland, FL.
if you are having a problem selling, please
call me. I can offer full market price, if you can
- be flexible on the terms. Call (3520 498-
- 2-5
HELP WANTED Carpenter & Masons
needed, must have own transportation. Days
(352) 215-0149, evenings (352) 542-
SAPP INSURANCE needs Account
SRepresentatives in Dixie County area. No
experience required. Will train. Call Michael
Sapp at (352) 213-2870.
SHELP WANTED Professional Drivers -
' $1,000.00 new hire bonus for experienced
Drivers! Call about dry bulk & flat bed

positions at our Newberry terminal. (866)
HELP WANTED Sales person needed,
immediate opening. Scoggins Chevrolet-
Buick in Chiefland. (352) 493-4263.
Immediate, FT-Pt position in dynamic
' Community-Based Criminal
Justice/Counseling agency working with

adults. Valid Dl & transportation required.
BA/BS required (experienced considered in
lieu of education). MA/CAP a plus. Exp. in
Substance Abuse Tx., Domestic Violence
Intervention, Criminal Justice preferred.
Benefits, mileage, competitive salary. Fax
resume: (352) 335-2208 or' email to:
HELP WANTED Clerks needed at Pinner's
Oasis. Stop by for application.
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
I FAX (386) 754-4594
Applications are available on WEB at:
Accepted. .1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and non-HC
accessible apartments. We pay pest control,
water, sewer & garbage. On-site laundry
facility. Call (352) 498-3175. Hwy. 351A
Timber Lane, Cross City, FL TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
FOR RENT 2 trailer lots. 1 in City Limits, 1
1 mile out of Cross City on Hollis Chewning
Road. Call 498-5694 or 498-5705.

FOR RENT 2 BR trailer in trailer park -
$250. p/mo. $100 deposit; 3 BR trailer in
trailer park $350. p/mo. + $100. deposit,
498-6429 day, 498-3078 night.
FOR RENT Completely remodeled 1 BR
home on 1 acre, on Hollis Chewning Road,
off US 19 South of Cross City. Elderly or
young couple,- $375.00 p/month. Call 498-
5694 or 498-5705.
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.
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SERVICES: Individual counseling and
support groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services are
confidential and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at (352) 486-3305, (352)
498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-
2747 for an appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983,' Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy, community
education, and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and educational
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church,. in
Steinhatchee, Florida.

AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00 p.m.
Cross City Church of Christ, McArthur Street,
across from Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1-
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. # 2005-
0389. (352) 498-5463.
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.

PENOX Wide Spectrum Filtration System.
Removes IRON, TANNIN, SULFUR, Alcorn's Storage will file civil charges to
MANAGANESE, and TURBIDITY. KILLS take possession of the vessel listed below:
ODOR, and STAINED FIXTURES. Our 1973 Thirteen Foot (13') Ghenoe, Boat,
systems are tailored to your particular need. Serial Number GHE61209G585/ Decal #
TEST. No Obligation. Prices: $695 to $1995. January 14, 2005 will be the date that
IRON-FREE WELL WATER COMPANY (352) Alcorn's Storage will take possession of
542-9817, (352) 542-7552 or 1-800-437- the above mentioned boat.
ufn Alcorn's Storage
REMODELING & ROOFING -' RR002126, Suwannee, FL 32692 -
RC 0026232. Call (352) 542-8592. (352) 542-3118 or 542-1334

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.
#CAC046187. Free Estimates on
- 542-2709.
$200.00 up. 4 'comer stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432. Ben
Barber, Jr.

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

Pressure Washing
Tree Pruning Lawn Mowing
Weeding Edging Leaf Blowing
S Residential Commercial

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running and your eyes itchy

and watering? It's tree season

Call 493-2305 for relief.

Florida Allergy & Asthma Specialists
A Division of Southeastern Integrated Medical, P.A.

Dr. Pernice is pleased to announce Antonio L. Bunker, M.D.
is joining her practice.

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P.O. Box 1776
Old Town, FL 32680

Licensed & Insured
Lic. #9817

Cross City Dental, PA

S Stephen M. Henry DMD

(352) 498-7001 David R. Schneck DMD

New Patients Welcome

R whiter 117 NE Hwy. 351
brighter Cross City, FL

This court action will be taken to satisfy a

Seek not happiness too
greedily, and be not fear-
ful of happiness.

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Mercedes T. Pernice, M.D.

Antonio L. Bunker, M.D.

Dr. Pernice and Dr. Bunker are Board Certified in Adult & Child Allergy and Immunology
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Vista, BCBS and other insurances.
Dr. Pernice & Dr. Bunker specialize in: runny or stuffy nose, frequent
colds, chest congestion, sinus problems, sinus headaches, persistent
cough, recurrent infections, asthma, hay fever, hives, food allergy, drug
allergy, latex allergy, bee and fire ant allergy.
1315 NW 21st Ave., Suite 4 behind Capitol City Bank in the Chiefland Professional Park.
Call 352-493-2305 for appointment.

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Freeman Plumbing Now Has A Special
Service Van Available To Handle Your
Plumbing Needs.

Residential & Commercial
servicee Work & New Construction
Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801
(352) 210-0062

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Master Plumber #CFC057595


State Certified Roofing Contractor
21 Years Experience Licensed & Insured
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New & Reroofs Repairs Metal Roofing
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Old Town
(352) 542-2696
'or Toll Free 1-888-907-ROOF (7663)
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Allstate Insurance Company

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Ph. (352) 498-3328 ** FAX (352) 498-5722
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 27, 2005

DXCountySig htings

"Can I have that in a Doggie Bag please...."
Cindy Chewning discovered our first Dixie Sighting of the week. Cindy
shot this picture of an adorable "pooch behind the wheel" while she was
dining at the Cypress Inn Restaurant. Maybe he was waiting for curb service,
adding a new meaning to "doggie bag". Great shot! Thanks for sharing,
Our next Dixie Sighting was found down by Rocky Creek. Resident Jim
Wright, who is known for his artist signs decided to make the entrance into
his neighbor a bit more personal, as well as to the creek area that lines the
small coastal community.

11th Annual Hee-Haw Production Set For This Saturday Night
This Saturday. January 29. 200(5 lh-a; been set aside for the I lth Annual Hee-Haw Production put on by the Senior Class at County High School. The lineup foLr thi;s ears event include Mitch Mitchell, Todd Mitcbell. Mark Copeland, Tina Corbin, Eddie
Do'.sning and Kyle Thomas Also appearing will be T I Brown. Burning Bridges, Ryan Fulford. Easton Corbin and Brandon McFarian.
Make your pl.mns and be at the DCHS auditorium on Saturday night., January 29. 7:00 P.M. to hear some of the best music
aro.'ud. The Semnjr Class will also be entertaining the audience with skits throughout the evening.

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Born and raised in Dixie County, Jim is the son of the late Mose & Ruby Wright and a 1960'DCHS
;graduate. While his career with the military and later with the CSX Railroad took him away from the
:sandy shores of Dixie County for some years. Jim and his wife Marie returned home after his
retirement in 2000. ,
'. ,The Wrights love Rocky Creek and have formed some strong bonds with their neighbors. In order
4to help visitors and emergency personnel find the water lovers, Jim designed a sign-totem that depicts
'the flavor of the area and the personalities of its residents. The characters range from a butterfly for a
resident garden lover, pets, an airboat enthusiast, and of course several avid fishermen. Jim noted that
the UPS man really loves the extra help in directions to the folks down his lane.
The sign entering Rocky Creek by water shows the friendliness of the area with a hardy "Welcome
To Rocky Creek." :
Thanks Jim, for showing folks around!
'.The Dixie Couinr' Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings
'.column. Call r 'send your Sightings in Dixie County, to 352-498-3312 or email the picture and
'information to

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At the Arbor Day Celebration energetic and nature loving
studentsplanted a tree on the front lawn at Old Town Elementary
School The Department of Forestry and their dedicated foresters
assisted and promote this event annually. We offer our thanks to the
department for their willingness and continuous efforts to preserving
pur habitat.

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