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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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Spelling Bee Winner Pg. 18
Miss Dixie Pageant P- i I
Midget Basketball F

C om ics...............10
Meetings &
M ovies...............10
Religion........6 & 7
W eather................8

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

Thursday, March 17, 2005 Volume 83, Number 12, 1 Section 50 Per Copy

3 Grand Champion & 4 Reserve Champion Trophies Won

Dixie Youth Win "BIG" At Livestock Show

Dixie County took both Grand Champion & Reserve Champion honors in the
Fat Steer division of the Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale last Tuesday.
Pictured below, right, Candace Sanchez won the Grand Champion trophy with
her steer and left, Megan Anderson received the Reserve Champion trophy for her steer.

Bottom picture, Levi Carpenter, right, is shown with his Reserve Champion
goat. Pictured on the left is, Johnathan Hatch, from Levy County with hij.s
Grand Champion goat.





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Top photo, features, Holly Brigman, left,
from Dixie County Old Town Natives 4-H
Club, with her Grand Champion rabbit,
Trouble. On the right is Hanna Tanner, of
Bell, with her Reserve Champion rabbit,
Sweet Pea.

In the bottom photo, Dixie County FFA
member Kelby Sanchez, left, is show n with
his Reserve Champion Heifer. On the right,
Briana Bishop, of Gilchrist County, is all
smiles with her Grand Champion Heifer.


Dixie County FFA member, Orrie Branch,
left, is shown with his Grand Champion
Feeder Calf. Right, is Kyle Cook, of
Chiefland stands with his Reserve Champion
Feeder Calf.

In the bottom photo, Kolton Lambert, left,
of Dixie County, stands proudly with his
Reserve Champion swine. Right, James
Shouse, of Bronson displays his trophy &
banner that he won with his Grand
Champion swine.

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See next week's Advocate for complete Fair results and additional photos.

Four Dixie Men

Arrested In Meth Bust

Top picture is of the home of Kenny Jackson the Dixie Drug Task Force
had under surveillance. Bottom picture shows a special havnat team
from. Suwannee County gathering methamphetamine and other evidence
from a vehicle seen leaving the Jackson home.
See METH, continued page 5

Continues To
Tread Water
No clear-cut answers
were handed out at the
Suwannee Water Association
meeting last Monday night.
Various options were hashed
over, but it was noted that
until some concrete numbers
surface from both sides, the
mystery remains, as to
whether Suwannee Water
Association will build their
new water plant or have their
water piped to them.
County Engineer, Frank
Darabi, gave an overview of
the water project already in
the works for SWA and some
of the problems they are
A number of people were
in attendance at the meeting
from Cross City and
Horseshoe Beach.
Dean Bedford talked
about the membrane system
that was used in the 'pilot
program'. He stated that
during the study that the cost
to operate that particular
system would probably be
lower than expected and that
some of the problems that
they felt they would
experience did not exist.
Sterling Carroll with the
Florida Rural Association
said that his office
recommends that figures be
collected for both options so
See WATER, Cont. on Pg. 5

Reeves, Gainey, Valentine, Hurley, & Griffis Honored by Their Peers

Lela Wimberley Named "District School

Related Employee of the Year"

Pictured above (back row) School Board Members Tim Alexander, Dwayne "Top" Rollison, David Keen and Patrick Bell; (front row) Tammy
Griffis, Donna Hurley, Betty Gainey, Superintendent Bennett, Lela Wimberley, Sonja Valentine and Tina Reeves.

By Terri Langford Staff Writer ,
It was a proud night for five Dixie District School employees as they received one of the highest honors, to be chosen by their peers as
"Employee of the Year" in their individual departments. Tina Reeves, Betty Gainey, Sonja Valentine, Donna Hurley, Tammy Griffis and
Lela Wimberley, all brought home the "gold" in recognition at last Tuesday's School Board Meeting with Lela Wimberley being named
District School Related Employee of the Year. Lela, a Dixie County High School graduate, started her career in the school system in 1983
as a bus driver, a job she still performs. In 1987 she added to her duties as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classroom aide and
has proven to be a tremendous asset to the teachers she has worked with.
A wife to Ed Wimberley and mother of three sons, Timothy, Gregory and Kenneth, Lela has keep true to herself and continued
See EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, continued page 5

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174 NE 351 Hwy.
P.O. Box 5030 Cross City, FL 32628-5030
Ph. (352) 498-3312 FAX (352)498-0420
$21.40...................Tri-County Area
Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published In Dixie County

Sue C hew ning............................ ...........Editor
Terri Langford...................................... Reporter
Joyann Rogers.........................Office Manager
Louis Russell Dosh.......................Web Master

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ight 7% The Powt

by Jerry Prater

A tax on what?
I was afraid that, someday, it would come to this. Having
assessed taxes on about everything else, why not toilet paper-or as
i~e say in polite society, bathroom stationery?
State Senator Al Lawson (D-6th Dist) has proposed a 2 cent per
roll assessment on the familiar commodity for the alleged purpose
of funding wastewater treatment and helping small communities
improve their sewer systems.
Please understand that I realize there are more significant
matters of national and local interest out there; however there are
-also matters of far less importance that are getting a great deal of
coverage. Dan Rather's departure as CBS News' prime time anchor
man, for example. Or the ongoing coverage of Michael Jackson's
frial. And then, there is Jane Fonda's upcoming hip replacement
iprgery. (Doggone, there goes one of the very few things I ever
liked about Hanoi Jane!)
Two cents a roll might not seem like very much, but don't be
aiisled by this. All government schemes to raise taxes start small.
Look at the federal income tax. At the time the 16th Amendment
w~as being proposed, one member of Congress was ridiculed for
suggesting that it could eventually amount to taxing virtually all
incomes, and at a rate as high as ten percent.
Consider also that it's not like bathroom stationery isn't already
being taxed. You pay the customary 7% sales tax, just like you
ivould on other essential items such as a bar of soap, a can of bug
spray or a six pack of beer.
: Think of it this way: It will soon bea century since the 16th
Amendment authorized the personal income tax, a development
Which escaped the scrutiny of most Americans at the time because
it wouldn't hit them in the pocketbook for another 25 or 30 years.
: But what if some politician had suggested levying a special tax
oh corn cobs or Sears-Roebuck catalogs? That would have affected
just about everybody except the wealthiest Americans, and right
then, not decades later. Do you think your great-granddad's gener-
ation would have reelected a joker like that? Yet, a tax on bathroom
stationery would not have concerned the majority of voters, and it's
entirely possible that a politician of that period could have
proposed it without jeopardizing his prospects for reelection.
SToday, bathroom stationery is no longer considered a luxury
item, mainly because mail order catalogs are printed on slick, paper
and corn cobs are not compatible with standard indoor plumbing,
for which reason I have no doubt that the vast majority of voters
would object strenuously to an additional tax on this commodity.
: Again, don't let the two cent initial proposal mislead you. All
iight, what's 24 cents on a 12 roll pack? But what happens when
more money is needed, the state has already maxed out the sales
tax, and the per-roll price goes up to 4 cents, then 5 cents, then 10
cents, etc., until one day, like the old 3 cent postage stamp, it costs
37 cents, with (you should pardon the expression) no end in sight?
Furthermore, I Wonder if Senator Lawson has consulted the
National Organization for Women. I won't go into detail, rather

suffice it to say that the NOW group might consider the proposed
tax to be discriminatory.
Additionally, manufacturers of bathroom stationery might
actually be anticipating the passage of such a tax. Just the other
day, I heard a commercial, I believe it was for Charmin, touting the
merits of their new "mega-roll," or something to that effect.
Good for Charmin. Their innovation could very well diminish
the impact of Senator Lawson's proposed tax-in the unlikely
event that innovation ever gets off the drawing boards. There's
nothing like the free market economy to offset the excesses of tax-
ahd-spend legislation.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Letter to the Editor
March is national "Mental Retardation Awareness Month."
Unaware to most, there are approximately 170 million people with
intellectual disabilities worldwide, and more than 7 million in the
United States, many in our own communities.
Through Special Olympics, we serve over one million athletes
with intellectual disabilities in more than 160 countries providing
year-round sports training and competition in 26 Olympic-type
summer and winter sports. Yet to reach the millions who could
benefit from this program, we need the help of many more
volunteers and contributors.
We see the abilities not the limitations of people with.
intellectual disabilities. This month, Special Olympics Florida
athletes traveled to Nagano, Japan for the 2005 World Winter
Games. The motto of the Games was "Let's Celebrate Together,"
words that Floridians seem to have already embraced. Citizens
everywhere showed their support of these extraordinary athletes by
joining forces with Publix Supermarkets to raise over $1.1 million
dollars for Special Olympics Florida in the month of January. This
support helps make Special Olympics a reality for more people
than ever before.
While everyone can benefit from sports, for our athletes there
are also clinical benefits like health and fitness and self-esteem-and
greater social adjustment. But at the end of the day, Special
Olympics is an environment where' people with intellectual
disabilities can be successful and where parents can be proud of
their children. That's no small feat given the amount of prejudice
and discrimination that most of our athletes face on a day-to-day
By participating in Special Olympics, people with intellectual
disabilities have gained the self-cdnfidence and social skills to
succeed both on and off the playing field: individuals once thought
burdens to society are proving themselves productive citizens.
During "Mental Retardation Awareness Month," if you would
like to support a movement, that celebrates differences and
embraces acceptance and understanding, call Special Olympics
Florida at 1-800-322-HERO (4376) or visit us on the web at and volunteer today. In addition, April is "National
Volunteerism Month," so get involved! Because with your help,
everyone wins.
Monty Castevens
Special Olympics Florida



Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse Commission Meeting
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM March 17, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, will
meet on Thursday, March 17d', 2005, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
1 Call to order
2 Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
3 Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting of March 3rd, 2005
LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY-Petition V-05-01, by Thomas
Gaughan, et al, to request a variance on height restriction and
setbacks on property lying in S30, T9S, RIO, being in Dixie
County, FL.
LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY-Application LDR 01-05, .by
Thomas Gaughan, et al, to amend the Official Zoning Atlas of the
LDR's, by changing the zoning district from RSF/MH1 to PRD on
property lying in S30, T9S, RIOE, being in Dixie County, FL.
6 Ken Monagan, Florida Association of Counties Trust
7 Robin & Roger Payne, Old Town residents-Re: Heavy Tractor Trailer
Traffic on Suwannee Campgrounds paved road
8 Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
9 Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
10 Suwannee Water and Sewer Representative
11 Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
12 Holly Houghton, County Agent
13 Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
14 Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator,
15 Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
16 Jack Spivey, Building Official
17 Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
18 Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
19 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
20 Joey Lander, County Attorney
21 County Commission items
22 Vouchers approved
23 Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that ifa person decided to appeal any decision made by the
Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based:
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on the
'agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
/s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
/s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk
pub: March 17, 2005

The largest living bird is
the ostrich, which can
weigh 330 pounds.

Mchael A. Gudo
Mener, Gcorgia

Constantine the Great was
engaged in a bloody battle near
Rome in 312. He won, attributing
his victory to Christ, and received
Him as his Savior.
On the first Easter Sunday
following his conversion, he
instructed his court to wear their
finest clothing to honor the
resurrection of Christ.
What should the well-dressed
Christian wear for Easter? The
Bible urges, "Clothe yourselves
with compassion, kindness, hu-
mility, gentleness and patience."
Let's be garbed in His grace
this Easter!

Bread Rebounds-Whole Grains Bring Bread Bouncing Back

(NAPS)-After 4,000 years
of providing wholesome nour-
ishment, fad diet gurus have
made bread seem like a bad
thing and blame it for con-
tributing to the nation's obe-
sity epidemic.
Recent research, however,
says differently. Revisions in
the HHS and USDA dietary
guidelines call for an increase
in the daily recommended
intake of whole grains, now
a new encouraged food group.
Whole grain foods include
whole grain pasta, whole
grain breakfast cereals and
breads made with whole
grains, whole grain flours or
the bran of wheat, barley,.
rye, corn, oats and brown
rice. Research has found that
eating whole grain breads
can help with weight loss and
weight loss maintenance;
reduce bad cholesterol and
high blood pressure; reduce
the incidence of diabetes and
some cancers; as well as help
to prevent heart disease.
To help incorporate more
whole grains into your diet,
a comprehensive online data-
base of whole grain bread
recipes called goodfibes'" was
created by Fleischmann's
One such recipe is delicious
Seven Grain Bread. Filling
the kitchen with a yeasty,
nutty aroma, this bread has
a thick and hearty crust, plus
plenty of dietary fiber.

good .

2 to 21h cups whole wheat

Delicious Seven Grain Bread adds variety and substance
to a bowl of soup or any meal.

1 envelope Fleischmann's
RapidRise Yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
or margarine
2 tablespoons honey
% cup seven-grain hot
In a large bowl, com-
bine 1 cup flour, undis-
solved yeast, and salt.
Heat water, milk, butter
and honey until very
warm (1200 to 1300 F). Stir
in cereal; let stand 2 min-
utes. Gradually add to
flour mixture. Beat 2 min-
utes at medium speed of
electric mixer, scraping
bowl occasionally. Stir in
enough remaining flour
to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured
surface until smooth and
elastic, about 8 to 10 min-

utes. Cover; let rest 10
Divide dough in half;
roll each half to 7-inch
rope. Place ropes side by
side in greased 8/h x 41/-
inch loaf pan. Cover; let
rise in warm, draft-free
place until doubled in size,
about 1 hour. Bake at 4000
F for 25 to 30 minutes or
until done. Remove from
pan; cool on wire rack.
Nutrition Information Per
Serving: Serving Size: one slice
(iA2 of recipe); Serving Weight:
2.2 ounces (61 grams); Calories:
130; Total Fat: 2.5 g; Saturated
Fat: 1.5 g; Cholesterol: 5 mg;
Sodium: 220 mg; Carbohydrates:
24 g; Dietary Fiber: 4 g (1.8 g/oz);
Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 5 g.
The Goodfibes database,
which contains nearly 100
test kitchen-tested recipes
with substantial fiber con-
tent, can be found at www.

Dixie County:

Jail Loq
Grand Theft.
19, Criminal Mischief, Bond,.
VOP Possession -20 Grams,.
Possession Drug Paraphernalia,
VOP Possession Doe Deer Out Of ,
Petit Theft, Possession Drug
38 VOP Battery.
PERRY MICHAEL, 41, Battery On
Law Enforcement Officer (2cts.),
Resisting With Violence.
42, VOP Sale of Cocaine Within
1000 Feet of Place of Worship.
ANDERSON, A.J., 31, Uttering A
Forged Instrument.
Trafficking + 200 Grams Meth
Intermediate (2cts.).
Trafficking +200 Grams Meth
Intermediate, Possession +200
Grams Meth Intermediate.
Trafficking +200 Grams Meth -
Intermediate, Possession +200 -
Grams Meth Intermediate.
34, Trafficking Meth +200 Grams.
(2cts.), Possession Meth Over 200--
Grams (2cts.).
DAVIS, TIM, .46, Tampering With
Evidence, Drug, Drugs -20 Grams.
Resisting Officer Without Violence.
Refusal To Submit To Breath Test.
48, DUI.

Greatness lies not in
being strong, but in the
right using of strength.
-Henry Ward

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Public Service |

Information Announcements

Events For The Week Of:
Mar 17th Mar 24th

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 -Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
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: 800-222-12222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
-Dixie Counit Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
*. Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross'City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
* appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
-' meets every second Thursday
from 10:00am- 12:00noon.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
-'helps children & adults with
disabilities, *and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
*' AL-ANON Family Group
AA Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
.in Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10. a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
* Cross-City Town Council -
2"d and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
F Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
* The Dixie County
. Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board- Will meet

Wednesday. January 19, 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
Commissioners' Mieeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
Sthe Board. At this meeting the
Board will be reviewing .the
Dixie County Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are'to support the center
and charities.
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
NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
WeightWatchers -
Meeting every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at the Cross City Woman's
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 of general public interest. It

is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Dixie Shrine
The Dixie Shrine Club
located on. Hwy 351, 2 miles
out of Cross City north is
having a breakfast from 8am to
11 am along with a flea market
March 19th.
Come out and have
breakfast and shop at our flea
market. We'll have alot of
good things to sell. The
breakfast cost is $3.50 for all
you can eat
For more information call
John Long at 498-3031.


Tourism Task

Force Meeting

Reminder that the Original
Florida Tourism Task Force
will be meeting March 17,
2005 (yes that's St. Patrick's
Day) at 10 am in Dixie County
at Salt Creek Restaurant in

Attention Class

of 1996
The Class of 1996 is trying
to get names and addresses for
our ten-year reunion.
Please contact Caesar
McKinnon at 222-2600, Pearl
Snellgrove at 356-1185 'or
Brand Everett at 542-0036.

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For just $25 a box, you, someone you know or would like to
help, can receive a big savings in fresh meats, fruits and
vegetables, as well as daily and staple items.
Make checks available to Food Source. Call 407-366-6267 or
1-800-832-5020 to find a host site near you. We accept major
credit cards, money orders and food stamps. Pick-up will be 3-19-
March Tentative Menu:
Regular -box includes Butterball turkey breast with gravy, cut
pork chops, ground beef, all beef bologna, mixed vegetables,
Kingston lemon tea, Rose Marino garlic & basil pasta sauce,,
spaghetti noodles, eggs, Alfredo macaroni & cheese, chocolate
swirl cheesecake, Wheatberry bread, peaches & strawberry snack,
ruby red grapefruit sections, strawberry vinaigrette, cabbage,
potatoes and bananas.
With regular purchase you may purchase the meat box: meat
box includes cut pork roast, chicken cordon bleu, whole pork
sausage, ground turkey, breaded tilapia fish filets, chicken nuggets
and imitation crab meat.
No .'qualifying, volunteer service, order limits or income
requirements. Visit

Antique Car Show & Bar-B-Que
"My dad had a car just like this when I was little!" "I learned
to drive in a car like this one, but mine was black!" Nothing brings
back memories of. our youth like an old car, restored to its show
room past.
Relive those memories and share those stories with other old
car enthusiasts Saturday, March 19 from 11 am to 3 pm. at St.
Alban's Episcopal Church located 4 miles north of Chiefland on
US 19. Also on display will be old tractors and
motorcycles.. .something for everyone. Free admission for all.
Plan to stay and have a bar-b-que chicken lunch with all the
trimmings including drink and dessert. The price is only $5 for
adults and $3.50 for kids. There will also. be door prizes,
entertainment and raffles.
Come- and enjoy the day. "Let me tell you about my first.

First District Annual Reunion
The 1st District Annual Reunion will be held Saturday, March
19th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This year's event theme will be
Western attire.
Included in this year's event will be the unveiling of a special
Historical Marker recognizing the former community of Fletcher,
Bring your favorite dish and/or dessert and join us for a day of
entertainment by Southland, fun, and fellowship. Paper goods will
be supplied.
For additional information or if you like. to help in preparation.
please contact Doreen Lamb at 498-3349 da, s, or 542.-9'353 mnihts.

Public Meeting Notice ,
The High Skill Wages Committee the Florida Crown
Workforce Board will meet on Wednesday March 23, 2005 at the
Florida Crown Employers' Service Center; 840 SW Main Blvd.,
Lake City, Florida. Meeting time is 10:00am. This meeting is open
to the public.
Person(s) interested in participating who have a disability
requiring special assistance should contact Bob Bush, 386-755-
9026 ext 3218. TTY users dial 711 and ask the operator to dial
386-755-9026 ext 3218.
Notice has been made of this meeting, through publication, to
comply with the "Government in the Sunshine" law.

DCHS Class

of 1975
The DCHS Class of 1975
Reunion will be held at the
Putnam Lodge on June 25,
2005 at 7:00 'pm. All
classmates are invited to
The cost of this dinner will
be $25.00 per person. Payment
must be made in advance.
We are .planning ahead so
that everyone has plenty of
time to work this into, their
For more information
please contact Cindy
Chewning at 542-0594 or
Sherry Myers at 542-1685.

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so I would not be a mas-
ter. This expresses my
idea of democracy.
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Dixie County Christian
Academy student of the week
is Jocelyn Hines for going
above and beyond her goals.
Open enrollment. Please call to
set up an interview.
Scholarships available.
Please continue to pray for
our school. For more
information, please call 352-
542-3313. 1357 N.E. 82
Avenue, Old Town.

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Dixie District

School Bus

Road-e-o Set

For April 2nd
The annual School Bus
Road-e-o has been set for
April 2nd with the activities-
getting underway at 8:00
A.M. at the School Bus
Garage located behind the
NAPA Store in Shamrock.
Travel north on Hwy. 19 and
turn right at the caution light
before you get to the Cypress
Inn, the bus garage is on the
An auction will be held
immediately following the
Road-e-o with the proceeds
going toward scholarships for
graduating Seniors.

LCCC Choir To
Perform Cabaret
The Lake City Community
College (LCCC) Choir
presents A "Sweet" Broadway
Cabaret musical entertainment
with a fantastic "Dessert
Intermission" featuring music
from the American musical
stage and screen performed by
the college choir and soloists
on Saturday, March 19 at 7
p.m. in the fellowship hall of
First United Methodist Church,
Lake City.
There will be a special
musical tribute by the choir to
Harold Arlen, .composer of
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
and many other songs. Harry"
Wuest, LCCC band director
and his Jazz Combo will also
be entertaining with special
music during the evening.
Tickets for the show and
dessert are: Adults: $9; Sr.
Adults-LCCC Staff/all
Students: $7; and Children (5-
12): $5. They may be
purchased from any college
choir member or call Owen
Wingate, choir director at
(386) 754-4255.

Free Classes

At The Dixie

& Gilchrist



MARCH 15 12-4:00
P.M. Childbirth Education,
Smoking Cessation & SIDS
MARCH 16 12:00-
4:00 P.M. Breastfeeding &
Newborn Care Class
These classes are held at
the Dixie County Health
Department and make having
and caring for a' new baby a
little easier. Each Mom in
attendance will be registered
for a chance to win a nursery
monitor. For further
information or questions,
contact the healthy start team
at the Dixie County Health
Department, (352) 498-1360.

Sorrow is a kind of rust
of the soul, which every
,new idea contributes in
its passage to scour away.
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Official GED Test
The next GED Test will be. given Saturday, March 19, from
8:00 am until 4:30 pm at the LCCC Dixie County Center, across
from Bank of America, in Cross City. Registration will be at the
same location on Monday, March 14' at 9;00 am. Be on time, and
bring a photo I.D. Students under 18 must have a parent
permission form signed and submitted at registration. This form is
available at the GED centers. Students in any GED program must
submit their GED Predictor tests scores to be eligible to take th
GED TEST. Allow up to one hour to complete registration. A
$50.00 fee in the form of a check or m6ney order, made out to
Lake City Community College, is due at registration. If you have
any questions please call 498-1231 or 498-2903.

MONDAY MARCH 21, Fish Nuggets or BBQ Beef on Bun,
Cheese Grits, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fruit or Fruit Juice &'
*A.R. Family Reading Night @ 5:00 7:00 P.M.
TUESDAY MARCH 22 Turkey & Noodles w/Hot Rolls or'
Burrito w/Salsa, Steamed Carrots, Fruit or Fruit Juice & Milk.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23 Chicken Fajitas or Sloppy Joe on'
Bun, French Fries, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Ranger Cookie & Milk.
*Dental Education Assemblies Held.
THURSDAY- MARCH 24, Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fruit or
Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Second Grade Field Trip.
FRIDAY- MARCH25- School Holiday!
LOOKING AHEAD: *Tuesday, March 29 & Wednesday, March'
30, Stanford 10 Testing for 1st & 2nd Grades.

A new Florida Statute requires that substitute teachers"
fingerprints be on the recently installed automated fingerprinting
system. If you paid to be fingerprinted prior to July 1, 2004, and
were Board approved for the 2004 2005 School Year, Dixie
District Schools will bear the expense of your re-printing.
Your cooperation in helping us meet this State mandate will be
greatly appreciated. Please call Sherry Mills at 498-6108 -to
schedule an appointment.

OTE PTO/School

Improvement Meeting
Old Town Elementary will hold its monthly PTO and School
Improvement Meeting this month on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00
pm in the music room on campus.
Please join us in being a part of helping our students reach for
their dream of greatness.

Spring is on its way and so is the Annual FFA Plant Sale. This
year you can get your azaleas, Bridal's Wreath and other various
landscape plant and grasses March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd in front of
the Dixie County High School during school hours (8:30-2:40).
Don't miss this opportunity to get a head start on your
landscaping projects while helping the Senior FFA Club.

Fanning Springs Chamber Of

Commerce Plans For Picnic In

The Park Meeting

Wednesday March 23rd At 12:00

There will be much activity in the Fanning Springs area all this
week with the Livestock Fair going on. People will be coming and
going in every direction, so please be careful and watch out for
The Fanning Springs Chamber will 'NOT hold it's regular-
meeting this week due to all of these activities, but instead plan to'
have a Picnic in the Park this next week on Wednesday, the 23rd.:
Huckleberry's B-B-Q will be providing our lunch for only $5.00;
per person, so everyone make your plans to come join us for some'
extra Easter time fun. Join us at the conference room at the!
Fanning Springs State Park. We thought it would be nice to get;
outdoors and enjoy the spring weather that is coming our way.
It would be most helpful if those anticipating attending to either"
call the office @ 463-9089 or 463-7919 or e-mail the Chamber at;
(famnningspringschamber(c tp let us know ho%\ many to;
plan for. Huckleberry's would also appreciate an approximate:
number to prepare for. You can't beat this type of lunch for only'
We are really looking forward to having a good turnout for this
meeting so make your plans NOW and let us know. See you at the

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Continued from page 1
her education at Taylor Vo Tech and has a CDA from Central
Florida Community College.
Lela takes her responsibilities seriously and truly puts her heart
and soul into her work. Her compassion for the "special" children
she works'with is obvious from the love she receives in return. On
the bus she is simply known as "Miss Lela" and have been many
First District children that have been lucky enough to be on her
Old Town Elementary Principal, Howard "Sonny" Wadsworth
stated that he could not have been more pleased at the selection of
Lela this year. He has work with her for the past 12 years and
'stated that he has always been impressed with the manner in which
she deals with others.
Congratulations, "Miss Lela".
Representing Anderson Elementary as their School Related
Employee of the Year is Tina Reeves. Married to Leroy Reeves for
the past 25 years, they have raised two boys, Michael, who is a
sophomore at the University of Florida and Josh who will graduate
from Dixie County High this coming May.
Tina has been employed at AES for the past ten years, but
volunteered and worked as a substitute teacher since 1990. AES
Principal Garry Durham stated that you always look for the good
subs to fill full time positions, that way you know you are getting a
good employee. He added that with Tina, it was a given that she
would end up as one of his top employees.
Currently Tina works in data entry, but has earned her "wings"
while working in the TMH Unit with five aides and a teacher for 25
students. She has helped teach life skills ranging from potty
training to shaving and loved every minute of it. Later she would
work as a Title I Aide and part time Speech secretary.
It was obvious that Tina was humbled by her peers' choice this
year. Seems they got it right, Tina. Congratulations.
Ruth Rains Middle School Principal, Beverly Baumer was
pleased to announce their choice for School Related Employee of
the Year, Betty Gainey.
Miss Betty began working for the Dixie school system in 1990
as a substitute. In 1994 she was hired on full time and worked at
Dixie County High School until her transfer to RRMS in 2003
where she uses her talents in the cafeteria.
Prior to working at Dixie schools, she ran a family restaurant
and several managements positions, including retail and customer
service. While experience says the "customer is always right"; it is
Miss Betty's naturally happy personality that makes her a good
person to work with. In addition, her constant smile is infectious,
making her co-workers' choice to represent them an easy one.
Sonja Valentine took the honors at Dixie County High School
this year, working as custodian for the past ten years.
Having graduated from neighboring Taylor County High
School she was almost a Dixie Countian, having lived in
Steinhatchee all her life. It Qnly stands to reason that this "country
gal" would love to fish, hunt and cut swamp cabbage.

Continued from page 5 '
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
On March 11th, the Dixie County Drug Task Force arrested four .
Dixie men for possession and trafficking of methamphetamine after .' .
a tip led them to an Old Town home where a "meth lab" was in '" .'
operation. .
According to a report filed by Investigator Michael Brannin, the ..
Task Force had the home under
'.. "surveillance when a jeep drove
S ,. up into the yard and placed a
S'" plastic jug, a. common container
N.T. ',,. for the "cooking off' of :. .,
methamphetamine, into the back ..
.. ,- of the vehicle. At that point ,. '. ,
,. Brannin alerted Major Dean
Miller of the situation., After Donnie Quincey Mills
S- :giving him the direction and
description of the vehicle a
search began for the jeep.
Shortly after the BOLO k,Be
Roger Eugene Gainey On the Look Out) was put out the
jeep was found traveling north on r
US 19 Roger Gainey, 48. of
,'-"-, Cross CitN. %as the driver of the .

SOffice K-9L Unit was called to the
scene and ga.e a positive alert as Donnie Quincey Mills, Sr.
it approached the back of the
vehicle At that time Gainey and his passengers, Donnie Quincey
Mills. 23 and Donnie Quincey Mills, Sr, 50, both of Cross City and
Kenneth Jackson, 34 of Old Town were searched. A search of the
Kenneth Eugene Jackson back cargo area uncovered a clear plastic milk jug, which was later
identified as intermediate methamphetamine by the special hazmat
team of the Suwannee County Drug Task Force and Lafayette County Lab Team who safely removed
the dangerous chemical.
The four men were arrested at the scene and all but Jackson transported to theDixie County Jail.
,Jackson was returned to his home on Carlton Avenue where he cooperated with investigators, showing
them other containers filled with intermediate methamphetamine as well as equipment used in the
production of the drug.
Jackson was later taken to the Dixie County Jail where he was booked and charged with trafficking
'of meth +200 grams (2-counts) and possession of meth over 200 grams (2 counts). Donnie Mills,
Donnie Mills Sr. and Roger Gainey were all charged with one count each of trafficking of meth
intermediate + 200 grams and possession of meth intermediate +200 grams.,
U As of press time all four men remained in the Dixie County Jail.

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Mrs. Charlotte Lord, DCHS Principal says the only thing she
does better than keep the High School spic and span is cook that
swamp cabbage she loves to cut. So when can we get a taste,
Sonja is has been married to Ray Valentine for the past seven
years and she loves spoiling their three grandchildren that range in
ages from one to 7 years.
After the retirement of Mrs. Corbin, Sonja was named Head
Custodian at DCHS. She takes a lot of pride in her job and the
work that she and her staff perform. It was extra nice for the
normally unappreciated custodian to be named by her peers for the
honor, one that is most deserving.
At the Transportation Department the selection for their School
Related Employee of the Year was an easy one. As the new kid on
the block, Tammy Griffis has enjoyed working with her co-workers
and students alike.
Executive Director of Support Services Mark Rains stated that
the fact that Tammy was chosen by her peers for this prestigious
honor after only being on board for around a year, says a lot for
Tammy is known for her positive attitude, willingness to do
whatever needs to be done and rapport with parents and students.
She is an employers "dream employee".
Currently Tammy drives the bus route from Horseshoe to Cross
City, meets up with another bus to transfer students that go onto
Rains stated, "Tammy's youth and vitality brings fun and
'inspiration to the transportation department and her "can do"
attitude makes her an invaluable asset to Dixie District Schools."
He colleagues agreed. Congratulations, Tammy.
Our final honoree is Donna Hurley. James Bray, Director of
Student Services & ESE had wonderful, things to say about Donna
and her work, training parents in the HIPPY and Even Start
Educator programs for the past 2 V years.
Donna is the wife of James Hurley and the mother of five. She
stays very involved in her children's activities and is an active
member at her church. Staying grounded in her home life shows
and Donna is a wonderful example to parents in the programs she is
involved with..
In addition to her normal classes, Donna teaches a Child Seat
Safety course. But one of her greatest assets is her skill with
technology, enabling her to enter the Even Start data into Lit Pro, a
special computer based program.
All of the above is just a sample of what makes Donna a valued
employee with the Dixie School System and a great co-worker,
Many times it is the people behind the scenes that are
appreciated the least: Both the schools administration, School
Board members and Superintendent Dennis Bennett hope that by
honoring these great ladies people will get to know them and give
them a "thank you" next time you see them.

regulations. He also
reminded them that they are
under order to "fix" the water
Commissioner Hays
,raised an number of
important questions
concerning the piping of
water to Suwannee residents,
such as who would be
responsible for the pipeline
once it leaves the Cross City
limits, who would -pay for
the electricity for the
pumping. stations and who
would perform the repairs on
the water lines.

Two motions were made
at the meeting #1 a
motion to continue with
bond .validations and #2 -
for Frank Darabi to start with
the bid process for the new
water system in Suwannee.
A spokesperson for DEP
stated that they are not sure
that the Town of Cross City
can put together the figures
that are necessary to do a
comparison study in the

allotted time frame.
In the mean time, the
question remains "To Pipe,
or Not To Pipe. -

Pasta Primavera
1 lb. boneless, skinless,
frozen chicken breast,
thawed, cut into
bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. pasta
1 bag (16 oz) frozen
mixed vegetables
1/3 cup reduced-fat
Italian salad dressing
h cup fat-free sour cream
'A cup grated Parmesan
2 Tbsp. skim milk
In skillet, cook chicken
in olive oil over medium-
high heat, stirring fre-
quently, 5 minutes or until
done. Cook pasta as di-
rected in large pot, adding
frozen vegetables during
last 5 minutes of cooking
time; drain; keep hot.
Blend Italian dressing,
sour cream, Parmesan
cheese and milk in large
bowL Add chicken, pasta
and vegetables; toss to
coat. Serves 4.
'b celebrate March National
Frozen Food Month, the,
National Frozen &, Refrig-
erated Foods Association
(NFRA) has created a $10,000
Bring Us To Your Table!
Freezer Favorites Sweep-
stakes that runs through the
end of April. For dates, offi-
cial rules and entry form, visit
With a well-stocked freezer,
families can have a home-
cooked meal like this one in

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7:00 P.M.

A Love Offering Will Be Taken

2 Miles North of Cross City On Hwy. 19


Boyd Receives "Spirit Of Enterprise" Award ;
U.S. Chamber honors Congressman Boyd for backing business
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Yesterday, Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) received the "Spirit
of Enterprise" award from the United States Chamber of Commerce for his strong support for a pro-
economic growth legislative agenda in the second session of the 108th Congress.
"It is such an honor to receive this award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," said Congressman
Boyd. "The federal government can play a
meaningful role in providing economic
opportunity for our businesses, and I am proud to -
work with the Chamber of Commerce to promote
more economic growth. Our communities are
stronger because of the work and dedication of the
local chambers and their membership, and I will t
continue to support our chambers and the issues
that are important for the economic development
of North Florida."
The Chamber awards the "Spirit of Enterprise"
based on rankings it gives members of Congress
for key business votes. Among the key votes
counted by the Chamber in 2004 were votes on
medical liability reform, the U.S.-Australia free .
trade agreement, pension reform and tax relief. US Chamber President & CEO Thomas
"As America's economy strengthens, we are Donohue presents Congressman Boyd with the
clearly seeing the benefits of supporting pro- Spirit ofEnterprise Award.
growth policies in Congress," said- Chamber
President and CEO Thomas Donohue. "On key issues like cutting taxes, trade and health care reform,
this award recognizes the lawmakers who are paving the way for our continued economic expansion."
Chamber-designated "key votes" are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities by the
Chamber's board of directors and on which the Chamber communicates its position prior to the vote.
Members of Congress who support the Chamber's position on at least 70 percent of key votes receive
the "Spirit of Enterprise" award.
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that a concrete comparison
could be established and it
would be easier to compare
It was noted that funds
would have to be found to
hire another engineer for the
pipeline' project because the
already allotted engineering
funds have been used with
the membrane project.
Cross- City City
Manager, Mike, Cassidy,
stated that they are open for
suggestions concerning the
'water piping' isshe. Cassidy
said that they (the city) are
still have some problems of
their own that they are trying
to iron out. He also stated
that he would be in favor for
what is in the best interest
for all the residents involved.
As the evening drew to a
close, Ed Cordova with the
Department of Environmental
Protection Regulatory
Department reminded the
SWA that they needed to
move forward on this project
and although the proper
amount of time would be
allotted, but if it is not acted
upon in a reasonable amount
of time, they (SWA) could
possible be fined for not
complying with the

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Pappy Anniversary

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

DuBois & Rollison

To Exchange Vows
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Kristen Holly Evans & James Lance
Edmonds To Exchange Vows
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Happy Anniversary, Lady....36 years and counting!

UMC Sisters Attend Women's Retreat

Pictured left to right are Betty Nell Mills and Susan Langston from
Cross City United Methodist Church attended the March 4-6 women's
retreat weekend at the Methodist Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg
with more than 650 others.

"New Prospect'

'Baptist News

. God is shedding His
.generous blessings on us at
,New Prospect, as we look
forward to upcoming church-
related events this Spring and
.luoughoui the ,ear. .Wej,.1hA
naioher good day Sunday,,as,
.the choir and a group of little
special singers did an excellent
rjob of getting things
minderway. Bro. Billy then
delivered God's message with
conviction choosing his text
from Hebrews 9:27. Sunday
Night, our new singing group
did a fine job singing a couple
pf special songs for God's
glory and our enjoyment prior
to the evening message.

Our monthly Fellowship
Supper is scheduled for
|Wednesday evening, March
l. 6th. On Sunday evening,
MVarch 20th, 7:00 PM, we look
forward to a special dedication
service at; the beautiful. new
iome of Ke% in and Aimee St.

As tension's and troubles
peem to increase daily in our
,kvworld, so does the need for
prayer. Please remember the
-ick, our troops on the
warfront, and our President
""and other leaders as you pray..
eHave a good week, and may
' God bless and keep you.

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to ,
Lindsay Alana DuBois & Lucas Jackson Rollison
Dawn DuBois and Buddy DuBois are proud to announce the
upcoming wedding of their daughter
Lindsay Alana DuBois
Lucas Jackson Rollison
.son of Terry Rollison and Dewayne (Top) & Melody Rollison.
The wedding will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the'
Usher House on the Suwannee, River, 4:00 o'clock in the
afternoon. Reception to follow.
No local invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives
are invited to attend:

A Let Us
) Peace

Baseball:Almost the only -.A' Earth
place in life where a sac- I
rifice is really appreciated.
-Mark Beltaire
Behold the Tabernacle of God
"Like one to Him"
Rev 21:3
I the Day of the Lord, say (1 John 3:2-3) Beloved, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but
we know that, when He -shall appear, we shall be like him; for we
shall see him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him
purifieth himinelf, even as He is pure because as He is,.so are we in
"this'wtld ('Jolin 4:1.7) I the Day of the Lord, say for many years
people have sung the hymn, "0, I want to see Him, look upon His
face, There to sing forever of His saving grace..." And yet I
wonder just what did they expect to see? What kind of a
manifestation of our Lord were.they looking for? Would He be that
blessed Man of Galilee, or as the Lamb on Calvary? Or is there a
reaching out to know Him JUST AS HE IS? It is written that we
are to be fully conformed to His image, that He might be the
firstborn among MANY BRETHREN, so the question natural
arises, what, now is His image? I. the. Day of the Lord, say John
writes, we know absolutely. .." This is precious terminology, and

that is the depth of the/word used in the Greek text. This is not to
be just that limited knowledge which comes to us through
revelation, but it is that absolute knowledge of revealed truth made
experimentally real in our day by day walls with Christ, so that we
KNOW that whenever it is made visible, like ones to Him we shall
be because for this reason, WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS. I
the Day of the Lord, say Regardless of the process involved, and
the time element when it shall be fully consummated, thank God,
we can have this under girding knowledge that WHEN it is made
visible, we are going to be LIKE HIM, This must be the under
girding for all of the present transition process. If we are not
absolutely sure that when this process is climaxed we shall be like
Him, I doubt that we would have the courage to face all of the
travail required forr its realization. It is for the JOY that is set
before us that we, too', like Christ, are able to endure the cross and
despise the shame, knowing that when this WAY OF THE
CROSS" ends, a new life in Christ will become a reality. Keep up
with me next week.

Agape' Christian Center
"Where .vouAreKnown By lourLove"
River Road -- 66 SW 964th -- Old Town
Sunday Worship .Io A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday ..7:oo P.M. Ilible Study
Wednesday...........7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday.................7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting
HOG ROAST February 26 4:00 PM.
Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor -J.D. Clark Ph. (352) 210-0105

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

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Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson

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



Daniel Graham

Let us have faith that
right makes might, and
in that faith, let us, to the
end, dare to do our duty
as we understand it.
-Abraham Lincoln

Jerry and Candace Evans are proud to announce the upcoming
wedding of their daughter
Kristen Holly Evans
James Lance Edmonds
son of Ronnie and Marilyn Edmonds
The wedding will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at four
o'clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church, Cross City, FL.
Reception to follow at FBC.
No local invitations are being sent, but all friends and relatives
are invited to attend.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Lent Services
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will have the following
services during the closing days of Lent-beginning with Palm
Sunday through Holy Week, culminating with Easter Sunday.
Dates and times are as follows:
Palm Sunday-March 20"'-10:30 AM-Procession with Palms:
Divine Service with Holy Communion
Holy Thursday-March 24h'-7:00 PM-Maundy Thursday
Divine Service with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar.
Good Friday-March 25 '-7:00 PM-Tenebrae Vespers Service
Saturday-March 26th-7:00 PM-Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday-March 27"'-7:00 AM-Sunrise Matins Service
8:30 AM-Easter Breakfast
10:30 AM-Divine Service with
Holy Communion ..
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located on HWY 19,
approximately 3 miles north of Wal-Mart, across the street from
Dakotah Vineyards at 14303 NW 143rd Place (352-493-4597). We
invite our friends from the Tri-County community to join us during
this year's Holy Week.

New Study For Women
Women of all ages are invited to join in a new Bible study,
"Gifted Through Grace" based on Ephesians 1:18, beginning
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Cross City,
Nancy Holifield will be the teacher for this new series of
lessons. A nursery will be provided. Call 498-3881 or 498- 5107
for more information.

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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.

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 Cihurch1

Holy Cross Catholic Church.
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30 A.M.
BINGO Every Tuesday
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Games begins at 11:00 a.m.
(352) 498-5671
Located on Hwy. 19 S of Cross City
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Ph. (352) 498-2108
P.O. Box 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359
j.didtd4adeOi. 7 SUNDAY
Sunday School...............10:00 AM
Morning Worship..........11:00AM
T.s' Evening Worship.............6:00 PM
S PrayerMeeting ................ 7:00 PM
w Awana........................... 6:30 PM Leon Holden, Pastor

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Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship................. 11:00 A.M.
Children's Church...................11:0 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday Faily .Training Hour
Adult & Teen Ministry. '
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club
7:30 P.M. I -
"Nurar' ForAll Services Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor


"T-re Church Wvitth ln Open Door"
SSunday 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

Welcome- ro Goe6 's House
Pastor Royce Hanshew
ChUrch Office 542-7050
Sunday School............................9:45A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship............. ..........6:00 P.M.
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 P.M.
'Knock and the door will open seek and you will find -
ask and you will be given life eternally.
VWelcome To God's House Won't You Come On In.

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


US HwY. 19-98 ** 542-7954
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear
Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M
Church School........... 1.00 A.M.
Wed. Choir Practice 7:00 P.M.
"Come Let Us Worship Children's Church
& Adore Him"

' ,

St. Alban's
Christ's Passion
And Resurrection
St. Alban's Episcopal
Church located between
Chiefland and Fanning Springs
on US 19 cordially invites.
everyone to commemorate
with us the events leading to
Christ's death on Good Friday
and celebrate His resurrection'
on Easter.
Holy Week will begin with
Palm Sunday (March 20th)
with the "Liturgy of the
Palms" and a communal
reading of St. Matthew's
Passion. Services are at 8:00,
and 10:30 am. We'll continue
through Holy Week with a
celebration of the Holy,
Eucharist (communion) on;
Monday, Tuesday and:
Wednesday at 9:00 am. There '
will be a second celebration of
the Holy Eucharist on,
Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Maundy Thursday begins
the most important period of
Holy Week. On this night'
we'll have a foot washing,
celebrate the Institution of the
Holy Eucharist (The Lord's.
Supper), and strip the altar.'
This service begins at 7:00 pm.
Good Friday marks the day
that Christ died for us. We'll
begin our observance of this
holy day with the traditional
"Stations of the Cross"'
beginning at 6:00 pm. At 7:00'
pm, we continue with the'
Solemn Liturgy of Good
Friday, which will include the
reading of St. Johns Passion
and the Adoration of the Cross.
Easter begins on Saturday
evening with the Great Vigil of
Easter one of the oldest
services in Christian history.
We'll light the new fire, read,
frora salvation history (the
Scriptures), have a baptism,
and proclaim the resurrection
of Jesus the Christ with the
first Holy Eucharist of Easter.
The Great Vigil begins at 7:3,9
Easter will continue with
festival celebrations of the
Holy Eucharist on Sunday
morning at 8:00 and 10:30. An
Easter egg hunt for the
children will complete the day
following the 10:30.
Everyone is invited. For
more -information please call,
the church at 352-493-2770.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Abundant Life And Living
To live life abundantly you must have a high opinion of your
self You must have confidence in yourself and believe that your
body is the temple of the living God. Man/woman is the highest
manifestation of God: they were given
dominion over the whole earth planet and all
the things that he created. This means man/
woman was given power to create and
procreate. As creators, we must believe in
ourselves and release that creative power
which generates directly from the resurrecting
Christ consciousness.
We must keep our minds filled
with positive thought, develop positive
-. thinking and it will give us the ability to
;.' Lucille assume responsibilities and accept
Stockton opportunities. Only positive thoughts birth
positive results. Practice to trust your self. Don't be content with
anything less than your capabilities. Doubt interferes with the
attainment of your goals, which is abundant life and living.
Be positive and affirm as Jesus did, that the Kingdom of God
is within you. Our new birth in Christ gave us new DNA's of God.
(KJV), of the Holy Bible, St. Luke 17:21, Jesus said, Neither shall
they ay, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold the Kingdom of God
is within, you. "Love Life And Live It"

"Everybody dies!"
You hear it all the time. Maybe you've even uttered those,
words yourself lately. But do we really believe it? Do.we really
believe that life is temporary, or as the Bible says, A burst of
'As soon as we learn to put our thoughts into words, we begin to
learnm'that: almost everything in life is temporary. The toys we
received for Christmas are ready for the trash can by summer:
Those new clothes we got for Easter are too small by the time we
start school in August.
: And we keep on learning, how temporary life is as we become
adilits. At least we ought to keep on learning it. The new car smell
is gone shortly after we make the first few payments. That new
house we were so proud of needs a new coat of paint before we
know it. We can't run as far or jump as high as we used to.
Yes, we know that life is temporary-that everybody dies. But
sometimes we don't live like we really,'believe it. Instead of
admitting that we are fighting a losing battle,, we try harder to
nakethis life mean something.
It's not a bad idea to make our lives count for something if we
dpit the right way. But sadly, too many times we reach out for
those very things that have let us down in the past. Maybe we"keep
on buying bigger and better things. Or maybe we seek new
relationships with another woman or another man. Perhaps we
drink a little more or try to get a better job thinking that if we get
those things or that relationship or that job that our lives will be
better somehow.
SIn the back of our minds, we know it won't work !
"Jesus said, "What can a man give in exchange for his life? If
anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his
cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is
it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very
What have you exchanged for your very self? Whatever it is,
you can be sure that it isn't worth it. The Bible says that there is
only one way to make your life count for something: follow Jesus!
'A message brought to you by the folks at the Cross City
Church of God.

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The Word Made
i i
.,"The Divine Trinity"
&Coiitinued from last week. I
,the son of man,. Say How can
Jhe Divinity be divided into
'three Persons, and yet not into
.three Gods, when yet each
Person is God? How can the
Divine essence, which is one,
tthe same, and indivisible, fall
Into number hence be either
i ivided or multiplied? And
$how can three Divine Person be
together and take .counsel
.together in a non-extInse of.
'space such as was before the
world was created? How from
Jehovah God, who is one, and
thence sole, Infinite, Immense,
:Eternal, and Omnipotent, could
,there be produced three equals
'to Himself? I the ,son of man
'say how can a Trinity of
;Persons be conceived of in the
?Unity of God, and the Unity of
"God in a Trinity of Persons?
Besides the "idea of plurality
destroys the idea of unity, and
vice %ersa. Perhaps it would
i*ave been possible for the
Greeks .and Romans also to
unite all their? gods into one,
.which were many, by identity
only of essence. I the son of
nman, say theft rational mind, in
revolving and reflection upon a
,Trinity of Persons in the
,Pivinity from eternity, might
also consider of what use was it
,that a son was born, and that
the Holy Spirit went forth from
,the Father through the son
'Obefore the world was created?
rWas there a use for three to
'consult 'how the universe
should be created? And thus
That three should create it?
fWhen et the universe was
created' by the one God?
!Neither .'was there occasion that
'"the son should redeem, when
'yet redemption was affected
,after the world was created, in

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the fullness of time; nor that the
Holy Spirit should' sanctify,
because as yet there was no
man to be sanctified. I the son
of man, say therefore if there
were those uses in God's idea
still they were not (realized)
before the creation of the
world, but after it actually
existed; from which it follows,
that the Trinity from eternity
was not a real Trinity, but ideal
and still more so is a Trinity of
Persons. Keep up with me I
want to show you something
Okay, love you.

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

New Prospect Baptist News
God is shedding His generous blessings on us at New Prospect,
as we look forward to upcoming church-related events this Spring
and throughout the year. We had another good day Sunday, as the
choir and a group of little special singers did an excellent job of
getting things underway. Bro. Billy then delivered God's message
with conviction, choosing his text from Hebrews 9:27.
Sunday night, our new singing group did a fine job singing a
couple of special songs for God's glory and our enjoyment prior to
the evening message.
Our monthly Fellowship Supper is scheduled for Wednesday
evening, March 16th. On Sunday evening, March 20th, 7:00 PM,
we look forward to a special dedication service at the beautiful
new home of Kevin and Aimee St. Laurent.
As tensions and troubles seem to increase daily in our world, so
does the need for prayer. Please remember the sick, our troops on
the warfront, and our President and other leaders as you pray.
Have a good week, and may God bless and keep you.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule Set
Listed are the schedules for St. John the Evangelist & Holy Cross
Catholic Churches
March 24: Holy Thursday Services
St. John the Evangelist Church, Hwy 27A, Chiefland
6:00 p.m. Reconciliation
7:00 p.m. Lord's Supper Mass
March 25: Good Friday Services
Holy Cross Church, Hwy 19/98, Cross City
2:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. Passion, Veneration, and Communion Service
St. John the Evangelist Church, Hwy 27A, Chiefland
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:30 p.m. Passion; Veneration, and Communion Service
March 26: Easter Vigil Celebration
St. John the Evangelist Church, Hwy 27A, Chiefland
7:30 p.m. Reconciliation
8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Celebration begins with the Blessing of
March 27: Easter Sunday Mass
8:30 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Hwy 27A, Chiefland
11:30 a.m. Holy Cross Church, Hwy 19/98, Cross City
We extend an invitation to everyone in the community to come and
celebrate Holy Week and Easter with us.

Have You Went A.W.O.L?
You once was there
And with you our love we did share
But discouragement, perhaps disappointment, or a scare
Has made the place you sat empty and bare
You were "drawn" to this place
.For here was God who made Earth and Space
Hear it? The call has been sent
Return to the place where your knees bent
A place of Praise, Worship and Prayer
Where people do care
So if from church you've went A.W.O.L.
And perhaps you feel you've taken a fall
Know this for sure
God's forgiveness is "100% pure"
But also this do know
The people, the preacher, God's love they'll show
Some say churches haye become a bore
And are rotten to the core
But this remember, we the people are the church
So don't stay home and become a "lurch" .
The church is the Lord's bride
And for each of us he died
Yes, he's coming back one day '
To take us, the church, his bride away
So folks too much fault don't find
Or you might be left behind
Think about making your plans this week
That this Sunday, church you'll seek
No, not.the building, but what is inside
Just receive and let God within abide.
-W.P.D. of WOTS

The lost Sheep

Ministry New
NE 159th Ave. & Chavous Rd., B apti st
Old Town, Fl 32680
Gospel Sing Saturdays 2 PM. Sunday School............10:00 a.m.
Fellowship.Sunday 10 AM Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m,
Service Sunday 11 AM Children's Church........11:00 a.m.
"Where every sheep can be Evening Worship...........7:00 p.m.
heard" Wednesday Evening.....7:00 p.m.
Phone 498-4114 .
Pastor John lacondrata & Asst. Pastor Bi
Pastor Leo "Guido" Perrault Jesus Is The An

Faith Baptist

Church News
Sunday was an especially
wonderful day at Faith. Our
spring revival started with Bro.
James Easter as the evangelist.
Saturday night the Russell
Easter, Jr. family was here in
concert and what a wonderful
testimony they had to share. If
you missed it, you truly missed a
blessing. Bro. James will be
bringing our messages through
Wednesday night or until the
Lord's through with him this
week. Come out and hear Bro.
James, as he will truly bless your
We want to invite you to
Sunday school. Our number has
been high as some of our folks
who have been out sick are better
and able to be, back with us.
We've had new members join us
lately and God is really blessing
Faith. Come out and see what's
going on for Jesus.
We've had lots of visitors
lately and we want them to know
how special they are to us. We
pray jthat you felt welcome and
loved and that you'll come again
real soon.
Let's all remember' to pray
for -the sick; the ones who have
lost loved ones and especially the
sin-sick. As we prepare for this
wonderful Easter Season, we
pray that you will come out and
see what Jesus paid for all of us.
What a mighty God we serve.

True statesmanship is the
art of changing a nation
from what it is into what
it ought to be.
-William R. Alger

.Holy Spirit,
You who solve all problems,
,who lights all roads so that I
can obtain my goals. You who
give me the Divine gift to
forgive and to forget all evil
against me and that in all
instances of my life, You are
with me. I want in this short
prayer to thank You for all
things and to confirm that I
never want to be separated
from you, even and in spite of
all material illusions. I-wish to
be with You in eternal glory..
Thank you for your mercy
toward me and mine.,
The person must say this'
prayer for three consecutive
days. After three days the favor
requested will be granted even
though 'it may appear difficult.
This prayer must be published
immediately after the favor is
granted without mentioning the
favor, only your initials should
appear at the bottom.

-Children's Ministry
*Youth Ministry
-Women's Ministry
*Men's Brotherhood

illy Robson
swer For Your Life

McCrabb Boplibl Church
7 miles /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 !


"Join us for a visit, stay for a .lifetime"
Sunday Worship.-- 10:30AlM ... ',
Wednesday EvehningService -7:00P. "*"
Kkfrs Church- '.
-:Ages'3*5 &6-12
Pastors Jim & MarlonfHurst- 498-3023.

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A54 Church you Can Cal/ Home"'
Sunday Morning Prayer: 9:15 A.M.
Sunday School: 9:45A.M.
Sunday Worship: 11:00A.M.
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M.
Wed. 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting
Bible Study, Mission Friends,
RA's & GA's, Acteens
Church 498-5617 P.O. Box 610 Home 498-3708
We Are Located On US 19
2 Miles West Of Cross City
Nursery Provided Bus Provided WAYNE ALLEN, Pastor


Madie Belle Peacock
Madie Belle Peacock, age 83, a resident of Perry, died;
Saturday, March 12, 2005 in Perry. i
A native of Panama City, Florida, Mrs. Peacock had lived iid
Perry for the past 21 years. She was a member of the Perry Firsl'
Church of God, and loved to cook, to fish and to go to yard sales. ^
She is survived by 3 sons, Sonny Peacock, Perry, Charles*
Peacock and wife Anita of Lehigh Acres; and Roy Peacock andI
wife Sue of Felda, Fl. 3 daughters, Patricia Jones and husband
Kenneth and Margie McCall all of Perry and Susie Howard of
Okeechobee, Fl. A sister, Alice Henderson of Panama City, 21
grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Dave Peacock and
a daughter, Barbara Wilkinson.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March
16, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Jena with interment held at
Mt. Olive Cemetery in Steinhatchee. The family received friends
Tuesday, March 15 at the funeral home.
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home, 1400 Johnson Stripling Road,
Perry, Fl. were in charge of the arrangements.

J.W. Ratcliff
Mr. J.W. Ratcliff passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at
his residence. He was 54 years old and a resident of Cross City for
.the past 17 years. He was born in Ko Koma, Mississippi. He
attended Marion County Public School System in Mississippi and
was employed by M.J. Loggirig of Cross City as a skider operator:
for 15 years.
Mr. Ratcliff is survived by his wife Carol Lynne Skinner;
Ratcliff, two children, Bridgette Ratcliff of Cross City, Fl. and;
Jason Ratcliff also of Cross City. Two grandchildren, Demarkis'
Dinkins of Cross City, and Kaliah Simpson of Cross -City. Three-
sisters, Juanita Carter, Ethel Merle Bridges, and Lakisha.
Armstrong all of Mississippi. One brother, James Earl Ratcliff, andl
two uncles, Lucious Ratcliff and Laverne Martin both of-
Services will be held at Royal Temple Church of God in Christ
in Cross City, Fl. Minister P.J, Hope will be delivering the;
message. Mr. Ratcliff will be buried at Eugene Memorial.
Cemetery in Cross City. Visitation will be held on Friday, March
18, from 46 pm 7:00 pm. at the Carnegie Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 11:00.<
-A.M. at the Royal Temple Church of God In Christ Church in',
Cross City. A viewing will be held at 10:00 A. M. '
Carnegie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, (352)-

Calvary Temple News
Reminder! Calvary Temples annual Friends and Family Day
will be held on Easter Sunday, March 27th beginning at 10:30 A.M.
Our guest speaker for the day will be Evangelist Ralph Cotterill
out of Georgia. A huge Calvary Temple dinner on the grounds
will follow the morning service. We will also have an Easter egg
hunt for the small children. Everyone is invited! Pastor Jim Hurst
latest two books are now in print (total 6) and available. The titles
are Developing Intimacy With The Holy Spirit and Two Things You
Will Never Rise Above. The latter deals with the subjects of self-
image and vision. Available upon request for only five dollars.
Our Media Ministry (tape distribution) continues to produce
amazing results. We are presently doing (7) locations and are about
to add (6) more. New locations will be in Steinhatchee, First
District, and Branford. We recently expanded this ministry to
include CD's as well as cassettes. As always, they are absolutely
free for the taking. We greatly appreciate those who send in
financial support towards this ministry. Your generosity allows us
to provide this most productive ministry. Coincidentally the little
tape cases make excellent containers for fishhooks, lutes, etc.
The next United Prayer. Service will be held on Friday April
1st beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Calvary Temple. Join us for prayer! -
Revival with Evangelist Gary Pollard will be held on April 6-8
at Calvary beginning at 7:30 P.M.,

You Are Invited & Welcome To
Scrub Creek Baptist Church

Ph. 498-5535
Bible Study............9:45 A.M.
Worship Service..1 1:00 A.M,
Church Training.....6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship....7:00 P.M.
Prayer Meting
era M.t~n~ Archie Knowles,
Wednesday............7:00 P.M. Patorwles,
A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

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

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

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

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

Intersection ofSR 349 & CR 3 51/

Suwanaee Sifver
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Old Tcowrn Next To Trugas '

Sunday School 9.45 A.M.
Worship Service 11A.M.
Evening Worship 6:P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M.
Come Gm7w Wfith Us!

Rev. Bobby Lindsey

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
First Ba tist C/iurc/,
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nathanael Bryan, age 11, with his dad Vernon Bryan
enjoy a week in Oklahoma at East Gate Outfitters Trophy
Ranch. Nathanael brought home this nice 7 pt. Buck and
together they made some memories to last a lifetime.

USDA Irrigation Retrofit and

Quail Habitat Initiative
Conservationist Niles Glasgow with USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) announces a special EQIP signup for
irrigation system retrofit and quail habitat March 1 31, 2005.
Both of these initiatives are funded through the Environmental
Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the agency's most popular
program from the 2002 Farm Bill. This program will offer financial
and technical assistance to eligible participants on eligible
agricultural land. Activities will be carried out according to a plan
of operation developed in conjunction with the producer that
identifies conservation practices to address resource concerns.
The goal of the. irrigation system retrofit initiative is to increase
the efficiency of water use on 'agricultural lands. Through this
program, old and inefficient center pivot irrigation systems can be
upgraded with new nozzles to maximize distribution uniformity and
irrigation 'efficiency. This is a federal cost-share program that
allows the agency to incur 50% of the cost associated with
upgrading the system. Applicants approved for funding may also be
eligible for addition funding from the water management district for
the irrigation retrofits.
The goal of the quail habitat initiative is to improve bobwhite
quail habitat by placing emphasis on native vegetation and either
installing practices or implementing management practices with
50% cost share.
Applications are being taken at the USDA Service Center in
Bronson at the Levy County Ag Center. For more information call
(352) 486-2672 extension 3.

FWC Asking Anglers
"How's The Firshing iig ?"
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC's) recently restructured Division of Freshwater Fisheries
Management is opening communication lines with anglers. The
agency wants to learn more about what it would take to improve
fishing opportunities here.
"We're trying to evaluate the performance of the previous
fisheries division over the past five years and find ways to improve
it," said Darrell Scovell, who heads the new division. "We hope to
measure our progress, identify areas that need attention and work
with communities to make things better."
Scovell said the FWC is committed to conservation programs
that are based on scientific research and produce the kinds of
results anglers want to see.
As a first step in this process, the FWC is asking anglers to take
part in a survey it has- posted online at Most people are able to
complete the questionnaire in about 15 minutes. Responses and
comments are confidential. Later, the FWC will publish a
summary of what anglers say about the state of freshwater fishing
here in the Fishing Capital of the World and what the agency needs
to do to make it better.
In a second step, the FWC will host a series of public meetings
to discuss survey results and develop plans and priorities for the
future. Survey participants will be asked about their willingness ,to
participate in a future-planning meeting and about when and where
such meetings should take place.
Deadline for completing the survey is May 1.

FWC Law Enforcement

Weekly Report
March 4-10, 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.
While on ATV patrol in Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management
Area, Officer Rama Shuster stopped a small pickup driving on
Maple Ridge Road. Shuster explained to the driver that the Gulf
Hammock Management area was only open to persons owning
private property located within the management area. The driver
stated that he was just going to his camp for dinner. Shuster then
observed an open container in the vehicle. Additionally, the driver
appeared disoriented and confused. Further investigation revealed
an alcoholic beverage in the cup found in the vehicle as well as the
driver being under the influence of alcoholic beverage. After
displaying several clues of impairment, the driver was arrested for
DUI. The driver had a record of eight previous DUIs and a
permanently revoked driver's license. The driver refused to give a
sample of his breath for the purpose of determining his breath
alcohol content.
March 9, Officer Shuster participated in a public speaking
engagement in front of the Withlacoochee Fishing Club. The
meeting was held in the VFW hall located in Inglis. During
Shuster's speech, he talked about the new fish measurement
regulations and boating safety. When questioned about why
boaters had to wear their inflatable PFDs in order for them to be
valid, Shuster inflated a PFD and asked someone in the crowd to
put it on. The volunteer could not put the PFD on.

Long-time Manager of Lower Suwannee NWR

Takes a Promotion
The Lower Suwannee NWR bids farewell to
long-time manager, Ken Litzenberger this week
as he moves to his new position as Project Leader
of South Louisiana Refuge Complex. The nature
coast has been home to the Litzenberger family
for 14 years, time enough to carve a refuge out of
nearly 53,000 acres.
The promotion takes Litzenberger to a
management position over 7 refuges with over 30
employees a change from 2 refuges and 12
employees. The move also takes the
Litzenberger' closer to their son and parents, who
live nearby.
If we listed the legacies Ken leaves behind
they would fill the paper. As wood carver and
refuge friend William Wynns said, "Ken
(Litzenberger) made a cultured place out of this
once rough area." Visitor use areas that were
constructed over his tenure allow more fishing
opportunities, public viewing of wading and
shore birds, access to salt marsh and swamp
habitat, and mapped paddling trails, along with
one of the most liberal hunting programs on any
of Florida's refuges. Many can remember the
Dixie Mainline road before it's facelift and when
there were few accessible facilities on the refuge.
"The River Trail extension is his latest project
for, visitor use; we hope he can return for the
ribbon-cutting," said project foreman and refuge
fire fighter Jason Coates. Litzenberger had'.
planned and designed the 200-foot long
boardwalk several years ago. Upon its
completion, new signs will be posted and visitors
can meander through the magnificent cypress
swamp adjacent to the historic Suwannee River.
Refuge biologist, Steve Barlow first worked
with Ken as a high school student, when he

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Ken Litzenberger
began doing volunteer work on the refuge. In the
summer of his junior year, Ken hired Steve on as
a summer employee. "I've been trying to out-,
work him ever since", remarked Barlow. "He sets
high standards in the areas of professionalism',
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plain elbow-grease, for all that know and work
with him to emulate".
"For 14 years I've enjoyed working with Ken,
especially on projects to improve the refuge."
Ken McCain, law enforcement ranger for the
Lower Suwannee said. "With Ken, it was always
how can we make the refuge better?"
The refuge staff, volunteers, and refuge
friends all wish the best for Ken and his family as'
they embark upon this new journey and
opportunity. He will be greatly missed at the'
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Dixi7County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005


Buddy Martin Commentary
A fitting goodbye to CBS anchor Dan Rather: 'Co
It was probably time for Dan Rather to go. He
deserved a better sendoff, however, and as a
fellow journalist whose career spanned part of a
similar era, I find it reprehensible that Rather's
critics have such short memories about his
contributions to television
The next-to-last of the
', so-called "anchor monsters"

S editor of the CBS Evening
-...News last Wednesday, just
97 days after his NBC
contemporary Tom Brokaw.
That leaves only ABC's
u MPeter Jennings, 66, as a one-
Buddy Martin man band of the evening
network news, although
Rather's colleague Bob Scheiffer will keep the
CBS seat warm until the boys at Black Rock pick
his replacement.
Rather referred back to an old signoff he once
used "courage" but at the end he simply
said, "Dan Rather reporting. Good night."
It's too bad Rather's career had to end on
such a sour note. Following a network
investigation, it was learned that Rather's 60
Minutes story about President George Bush's
National Guard service had been based on faulty
documents. Four people were fired. Rather
admitted his mistake, apologized and agreed to
step down from the anchor's chair.
We should not forget, however, that Rather's
accomplishments in TV journalism were
As a reporter and then the managing editor of
CBS news, Rather took us out of the age of the
rip-and-read anchor and to the front lines of wars,
racial conflicts, presidential assassinations,
congressional -, hearings, aerospace
accomplishments and tragedies, natural disasters
and what he called the biggest story of his
lifetime on Sept. 11, 2001.
He came along at a time in our country when
we were engulfed in despair about the
assassination of a president and a racial equality
icon; soon became involved in a Southeast Asian
war we couldn't 'win; and then watched the
disintegration of presidential powerhouse. Rather
was there to chronicle every line.
There were times when we were lied to by so
many politicians about wars and polit al
espionage that we didn't know whom or wha, to
believe. It was then that I appreciatedfthe goizo- I
style of journalism of Rather, who demanded
answers. ,/
I have to laugh when some of my colleagues
refer to Watergate as some fantasy concocted by
a political party in collusion with the liberal
media. It reminds me of people I knew who
actually believed. America never really landed on
the moon that it was all a conspiracy.,
I am also appalled at- their lack of
appreciation and respect for the person risks he
took just to get the story.

When he as still a reporter in Washington,
Rather received a call at home asking if he'd be
willing to goto Vietnam. After talking to his wife
and Vem agreeing they should have
counseling /for their three small children -
Rather ca) d CBS and said he'd "be packed and
ready to p this afternoon."
Only/upon seeing the one-hour special that
followed/ Rather's final telecast did I remember
what c/rage he often displayed. Under live fire,
he file_ reports and, on occasion, he took off his
repo /r's hat to assist medics with a wounded,
bleedng American solider or Marine. Did we
forgit about that Dan Rather?
Let's not kick Dan Rather to the curb quite
yet however, because he's still going to be doing
staies for 60 Minutes and will be on special
assignment for investigative pieces. For that I am
ghd. -
He was guilty of often being too zealous in
tis quest for truth, of -sometimes appearing
disrespectful to powerful men, of trusting his
sources to a fault and not accepting statements ait
face value. But I don't believe Dan Rather ever
had a personal agenda. And I don't even know if
he was a Democrat or a Republican.
I spent an hour with Rather in his CBS office
S20 years ago, talking to him about thp possibility
of going to work for CBS in a different role. My
interest was in sports and my connection to
Rather was that we shared mutual admiration for
College professor, Hugh Cunningham.
When Rather was attending Sam 'Houston
ate, it was Cunningham who rescued him from
awgig at a small radio station and convinced his
fellow Texan that he could become a journalist.
Aid it was Cunningham who took on an aspiring.
sports writer who had lost his way at Florida.
i We talked about our admiration for
Cunningham, what it was like to work at Black
Rock and the changing nature of network news.
He was friendly, helpful and very professional.
Later when I visited with Cunningham, he
chuckled a bit and said, "Dan thinks he's
managing editor of the CBS Evening News, but
he's really not."
Meaning that no one man. could really
manage such a hugeand diverse organization. So
much for the theory of somebody promoting a
political bias.
Dan Rather didn't always get it right. So far
I've never known anybody in journalism, or life,
who has. Let he without eraser cast the first
pencil, however/ His record was right up there
with the best.
There are=fthose who would have Rather
almost impeAched from CBS for his so-called
"liberal bias," a journalistic epithet these days
that apparently is hurled at those whose body of
work they wish to be discredited.
I say he gave us the best that he had, without
regard tp the price he sometimes had to pay or
a political agenda. And on that count, indeed, he
showed "courage."

Lady Bears

Defeat West

Port 12-2
The DCHS Lady Bears.
soundly defeated West Port at
home last Thursday night, 12-
2, in five innings. Shari
Jeffries was the starting pitcher
for the Lady Bears, striking
out four batters and giving up
no hits. Caroline McClellan
came in to finish the game,
striking out two batters.
Callie Keen was 1/3 with
1 run scored and 1 RBI; Shari
Jeffries 1/1 with a double;
Vanessa Hollis 1/2, 2 runs
scored, 1 RBI; Katrise
Kirkland, 1/3, 2 runs scored;
Jaime VanAemam 1/3, 2 runs
'scored 1 RBI, Jessica-
Chewning 1/2, 2 runs scored,
2 RBI's and a double. The
entire team played an excellent
game defensively, making only
1 error. They also had 7 hits .
for the night.
They travel to Trenton on
Thursday night, March 17 to
play the Lady Tigers and will
play at home on Tuesday,
March 22 against Newberry
Come out and support the
Lady Bears and also enjoy the
great food at' the newly
constructed concession stand.

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Steinhatchee Fishing Repor
Ducket, Slim, Tommy Weaver, Danny and
Dakota Adams from Dalton, Ga. started out this
past Monday for a good time and a good fishing
trip here in Steinhatchee. They piled into a 1982
van; Danny had got from his uncle over a year
ago. Danny's uncle used the van twice a week to
travel to the flea market; a 16 mile round trip.
Since Danny got the van if sat in his yard for a
year. I believe the layover was some sort of
prolonged trip check because he never had a
problem with the van the entire period it sat in
the yard. It was good to go. The guys loaded up
their gear, a carry-on stereo -they could plug into
the cigarette lighter and began the 'Jed Clampett'
journey south to the promised land of
"Do you smell something burning?" They
asked around. "Yea, I wonder what it is?"
"Maybe it's the car in front of us?" The van
started to skip around. On the side of the road,
they determined the brake calipers had 'froze up'
and the hub was stroking red-hot. Help arrived
and after a layoyer they were back on the road.
A light rain started. They flipped the
windshield wipers on. Not too much time passed
before the passenger side wiper stopped wiping.
"hey, at leas! it's not the drivers side" was the
yuck, for the moment. The rain picked, up and
the drivers' side wiper went down. But they
'vanned' on down to Steinhatchee successfully to
off load their stuff.
Somehow, in some way, they got wind that
the happening place was the beach bar in Keaton
beach. Off they went. In the parking lot, they
noticed a tire going flat. The five guys quickly
pit crewed putting the spare on and went in for a
cool one or two or... and they left. Going 80
mph down the beach road back to Steinhatchee,
the front drivers side tire blew with the chucks
and strips of which beating the fender of the van
unmercifully to give a custom look. They took
the hot rim off. Replaced it with leaking tire and
limped on to the jiffy store where there was, lo
and behold a tire patch kit. From there they
eased on back to Steinhatchee in fear and
trembling. Tomorrow is the fishing trip we've
been looking forward to, was the hope.
"It's, going to be rough, guys." I said at the
dock. "The winds are going to pick up as the day
goes on pushing the seas over 5 foot. There's
also a chance of rain" I continued. Their faces
could have inspired a sad country and western
song; "We don't care, let's go for it" said
On the boat, I noticed a strong smell of gas.
Lil B and I did a brief check but found nothing.
We felt best to call Philip savvy, our local boat
Mcgyver, for his once over. The guys went for a
biscuit. In a
half hour. Philip was on site finding the metal
housing for the fuel/water separator on the
starboard side had corroded to the point of
leaking fuel. He's going to order one for both the
port and Starboard side but, in the meantime, we

bypassed the separator to run the trip. "Load up,
guys" ,I said. Then I looked at each of them.
Some were far under dressed. "Ya'll got some
extra coats or shirts to wear?" I asked. "We're
fine" "I don't think so. Why don't you go get
whatever extra gear you have because it's better
to have it and not need it than need it and not
have it." I said.
When we passed out the river mouth the wind
was stiff, the sky gray gloomy, and small
elephants were dancing on the horizon. We
went to the bait traps. They were filled nicely.
-The weather was pushing in from the west at a
good pace. "Guy's, it's going to be rough, are
you sure you what to push on?" I asked. "Let's
We beat the 18 miles to lamb spring to shoot
at an amberjack. That waypoint was somewhat
enroute. I figured it would be a shake down stop
separating the chums from the chummers. The
water was chalky from the hard blow the day
before; the water didn't look good. We got two
hits on the live bait while the sea threw some
seven footers our way from the east. Things
were bad and getting worse. "Any of you guys
have the middle name Jonah?" I questioned.
"reel'em up and let's troll'"I said. The seas were
on the nose headed in and swung to stem too
much to set our normal four rods back. I decided
two trolling plugs were a plenty under those
conditions. Away we went with twin yozuri's in
tow. Thirty minutes into it, a twisted 18-inch gag
grouper ate the green one. Fifteen minutes of
trolling later we called it quits.
Once in, we split up to take care of some
personal stuff, then we got back together to grill
some oysters and burgers., A great 'lemons to
lemonade' idea. We had fun. ,
Sometimes things aren't meant to be. It's
takes a step backwards to make sure that instead
of pushing and making things worse, one can
savage what is left and have fun in the end. I
asked them to call me once the got back home.
They called arriving safely.
Sheepsheads have popped off on the
Steinhatchee reef. Some fishermen are doing
quite well using shrimp. Trout fishing has
slowed down on the middle flats. But, the big
trout are being found in cleaner shallow water (1-
3'). Try using some shallow suspenders like the
'"catch 2000". I did this Saturday to release two
trout at twenty-four inches. There ain't nothing
like watching a big girl trout stop a twitch bait
and wallow on the surface trying to shake it
loose. Bye the bye, April is the prime spawning
month for trout. If you're lucky enough to hook-'
up with that big girl, I encourage you to be a big
man and take a picture and not the fish. The big
ones carry the coveted genetics. The smaller fish
look and taste just as good in the gulf of Crisco.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Take care
of yourself and the tackle.


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Franklin Pierce was the first
U.S. President to decorate an
official White House Christmas
Treel. (True)
*Wayne Newton coordinated the
entertainment for President
3eorge H.W. Bush. (False it
'as for Ronald Reagan)
Glifornia has the top two U.S.
ciles in percentage of
alcholics? (False, it's Nevada)
The Beatles movie "Magical
Mystry Tour" featured the Blue
Means. (False, it, was "Yellow
Four US. Presidents have been
assassinated. (True, Abraham
Lincoln,, James Garfield,
William,, McKinley,. John 'F.
The Polai Bear is invisible to
infra-red 6meras. (True)
Cranberry iuice is the official
state-beveraye of Massachusetts.
(True) it Was "Yellow
Submarine") ,
As a female, Queen Elizabeth
has made the most appearances
on the cover of Time magazine.
.(False, it's the Virgin Mary)
Alabama -was the first state to
recognize 'Christmas as an
official holiday. (True in 1836)
President Zachary Taylor died
from eating bad strawberries.
Women in the U.S. start shaving
their underarms around 1915.
*.A survey of 1000 American
women 'and men revealed
mopping the floor as their least
favorite household'chore. (False,
it's vacuurring the stairs)
It is estimated that 9 out of 10
American women wear shoes at
least 2 sizes too narrow. (True)
They have square watermelons
in Japan. (True, they stack
Here is the single biggest question
women want an answer to: "Why
guys lie?" Here are'easons men lie
to you.
He didn't want to hurt you --
Guys have been known to
modify truths"' if 'fose' truths
would hurt someone they care
about, and in some cases, the
victim of the lie can appreciate it
S as a kindness.'
e i He didn't want to hurt ifmself--
This is the classic "tie truth
would have embarrassed me"
S He said what he thought you
S wanted to hear -- Men ae not

the most astute readers of
feminine desires, and sometimes,
they will fib because. they,
believe that you'd rather hear! an
untruth than something
potentially hurtful.
* Some things are best left unsqd
-- Occasionally men will lie to
protect a secret that is either .nt
your business or would cause
trouble if revealed, or both.
* He's a jerk -- Some guys are jist
TIME STEALERS ,' has complied' a
list of "Time Stealers." You kiTv,.
the wasteful activities that rob you
of minutes at work. Organizational,
behavior consultant Stacey Baird
says the key to dealing within
wasteful activities is spotting there
before they screw with your day.
Some of the primary culprits: "'
* Bonnie and Clyde Co-worker,,--
Notorious for stealing hours, not
just minutes, this duo will'
suggest going out for lunch on aw
beautiful day, cutting out early
for a ballgame, or grabbing a
cup of joe to engage ,v.j.
thoroughly er'*
conversation. Affabk. .nrd .Afu_
these two can quickly eliminate
hours of productive time. M"'
* Disorganization Dillinger -, y6,
not establishing order in .your
office, you're committing what'
could be called a disorganized.:
crime that steals away minutes
from your day. The time it tails'
to rifle through un-filed papers
or to find disparate reminder,
notes robs you of precious timrn.:
* Meetings Malone -- This culprit
will make you attend meetings,
without really accomplishing
anything. Meetings can run 3or,
for more time than is necessary;,,
leaving you less time to executes
your work. '"A
* On The Phone Capone '
Perhaps one of the greatest
figures in disorganized time
crime, On The Phone will tale,
over your day before you know,.
it. His brother, Online Louie,
will likewise surreptitiously
make away with your time.
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offers it.. so. you .can avoid'
unwanted solicitations. "
* Tell friends and relatives to kee!
calls to your work at,a
minimum. I :.,-:.
*' Allot specific times of ydur'day
to check and respond to email a
* It's hard to-stop surfing the 'net
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For the week ended March 10, 2005 at the Florida Livestock
Auctions, receipts totaled 5,404 compared to last weeks 5,328 and
6,425 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock
Market News Service: Slaughter Cows and Bulls were steady to
1.00 higher, Feeder Steers and Heifers 2.00 to 4.00 higher.
Feeder Steers:
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 Ibs 155.00-210.00
300-400 lbs 130.00-170.00
400-500 lbs 119.00-142.00
Feeder Heifers:
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 135.00-195.00
300-400 lbs 121.00-150.00
400-500 lbs 110.00-134.00
Slaughter Cows:
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Slaughter Bulls:
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"When I die I want to be buried in
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"Why-?" I asked.
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But wouldn't you rather go to
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Commodore's Revenge
Today, my friends, we have a stoly that has almost everythi g
that makes a good story. Well, almost everything. It's a. tale of
gold, greed, revenge and success. Like I said, just 'about
everything. Well, except sex none ,i. this story. Hmmm 'Oh
well! And as with all of our stories, it's absolutely true.
Now I'm sure you've heard the famo\u name of Vanderbilt and
you may even know a bit about the name and the man who made it
famous: old Cornelius. But you may not'kiow the story. And'it's
a pretty good one.
You see, Cornelius Vanderbilt was a rran of his word in arii,ea
of freewheeling finance. In 1849, the rnn who be
called Commodore Vanderbilt founded a steamship line which'Tan
from the East Coast clear around to California. The new
designed to take advantage of the increased traffic resulting fiom
the gold' rush of '49. His line cut the usual fare in half and,,in
addition, saved the traveler more than 600;miles by makingan
over-the-land crossing in Nicaragua rather thai Panama. ',qI"c
It was successful, that's for sure. The Corimodore eamed'imore
than a million dollars in the first year. But in1853, he decideito
divest'his assets to other investments, so he sild a 'large block o
his stock in the line to a group of outside investors'. That' soon
turned sour, as the investors refused to pay hir for the stock. .'ie
wrote them a letter saying, "Gentlemen, you lave undertakn.,,to
cheat me. I won't sue you, as legal recourse wil take too longs I
will ruin you instead." ,
Let me tell you folks, this was no idle threat, He established-
new shipping line to compete with the old one, aid in less tharitw
years had put his old partners completely out Vf business. .Al
totaled, the Commodore spent nine years running ships, and 'h
made a fortune more than 10 million dollars, je equivalet,.p
more than a billion in today's money. .
But there's one more thing that you may'not kn w. RemehAbe
I said he was running ships to supply miners and equipment 61tth
the gold rush? Well, It's a Little Known Faq:, that ,i,,W,a
Commodore' Vanderbilt who made more money during the fame
California Gold Rush than any other person. More tan 10 million
dollars, even more than the people looking for gIld. Atndth
Commodore, well, he never lifted a shovel or pick oite to do it

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Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
CIunty Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
:00 PM February 17,2005
The Dixie County Board of County
commissioners of Dixie County,
lorida, met on Thursday, February 17,
05 at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting,
n the County Commissioner's
meeting Room, in the Dixie County
courthousee, Cross City, Florida.
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
"H6yt J. "Buddy" Lamb
'Alton J. Land
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
The Chairman, Marcus A. Hays,
called the meeting to order.
ViJnocation by. Commissioner
Pledge to flag led by Commissioner
'Welcome by Chairman Hays and
informed the public that the county
attorney is unable to attend the
meeting. All county business needing
his input will be tabled until the next
-Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of February 3rd, 2005
presented for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
ind carried to table until the next
Chad Reed and Dewey Hatcher
presented awards and certificates
recognizing leaders of tomorrow for
bravery above and beyond their years.
"Daniel' Bannister and Kevin
Valentine, Jr. saved their fathers from
drowning during a boating accident.
,Tristian Robinson was able to
contact 911 for his dad.
.Reed and Hatcher asked to be
cointicted by anyone with knowledge
of a' young person that has shown
outstanding measure of bravery or acts
of-saying someone's life.
'Caria Downing informed the Board
that Ms. Lindee called and informed
the Clerks office that she had been
hleped by the County Coordinator,
Arthur Bellot. She stated she would
not be attending the meeting.
Mts. Osteen was not attending but
submitted her monthly report by mail,
dafted February 15, 2005.
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie.
County Grants Status Report dated
February 17, 2005. The CDBG' 2005
liousjng Revitalization ,Program is
ipjdly progressing towards an April 1,
2005 completion date. The FDCA is
beginning to believe the program will
be" completed by the eligibility
deadline and has scheduled a
monitoring of the program by
Financial Specialist Gail Stafford for
Wednesday, March 2nd. The FHFC has
scheduled a monitoring of the DC
SHIP Program lor Monday, -February
28, 2005.
Conflict of interest waivers need to
be signed by the Chairman concerning
the Annie Valentine and Lorie Hodge
projects that were approved at the last
meeting. Board approved.
: Mr. Edwards informed the Board
that he is planning to attend a
workshop in Gainesville on March 7th
4t 'the Hilton University Conference
(enter. The workshop will be
qonceming CDBG Disaster Recovery
SAt the February 3d meeting there
was some concern regarding modular
Iormies. We -have contacted several
modular ..home manufacturers and
obtained pricing concerning their
Itomes. The lowest priced, installed
modular home (830 sq. ft.) will cost
the Commission $62,900 (Excel
Modular Homes of Lakeland). Several
*other quotes were discussed
Resolution No. 2005-06, a resolution
authorizing the submission of an
application for FEMA's Pre-disater
Mitigation Program was presented for
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
'seconded by Commissioner Land and
carriedd to approve Resolution No. 05-

abled Ite: New Lease between
Sthe ; Dixie County UBoard, of
Commissioners and United States
Postal Service for the Horseshoe Beach
LPot't Office facility.
.d- Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
Seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and'carried to table.
SB-Action Ite Proclamation No.
')5-0)2, a proclatnation recognizing
"March 2005 as Mental Retardation
"Awareness Month. presented for
SMotion by Commissioner Lamb,
's opded by Commissioner Valentine
*anoearried to adopt the proclamation.
to ;-Action Item: A letter from Chief
,Fogrensic Investigator; Jeffrey Brokaw,

,,requesting assistance from the DC
'Commissioners by handling the funeral
'artangement of deceased DC resident,
SAt:; ME#05-0098.:
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
sebonded by Commissioner Land and
-carried to table. .
Mr. Reed gave ain update on the 911
nf'htihcement Program. He stated we
are only 55% in compliance and we
ned 98%.accuracy to get it completed.
',eWreed to continue to get people to
clll' BellSouth or it is going to take
6iodebne to call each individual for
1Wi- 911 address. .
',fChad recommended that the Board
approve the application for a grant to
provide for the OPS position to get the
data base completed for the 911

Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve to apply for the
Chad informed the Board that at the
last Board meeting a resolution was
approved to apply for a grant to
purchase an Electronic Reporting
System. We were not able to get
information in time before the
' deadline. We need to rescind
Resolution No. 05-05.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to rescind resolution 05-05.
Delivery of the three (3) new
ambulance trucks was discussed. They
will all be stocked identical. The,
carpet will be installed next week in
the Old Town and Cross City stations.
The start-up grant for the HRSA
which Dixie County agreed to be the
Pass-through Agent and Grantee in
order to bring the 42 rural counties in
the state together to start a Rural EMS
Association has been approved. It will
be a 75/25 matching grant that Union
County, Dixie County and Well-
Florida Council will work collectively
together to meet the match. This needs
approval by the Board. .There will be
$93,046 State funds $77,500 Federal
funds and approximately $22,000
required match. *
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to start negotiations.
Volunteer Firefighters, excluding
Town of Cross City and Horseshoe
Beach, gas allowance discussed. Chad
requested permission to research it and
discuss it with auditors. He
commented that Jena and Suwannee
Fire Departments do not want
SMotion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried to research and approve based
on that finding and after one (1) year
of service only.
Jena Fire Station discussed. Chad
informed the Board that the budget
will not handle what is needed there.
The building cost more than was
budgeted due to the foundation
requirements. Ross Rayboum has
stepped down as Fire Chief, but will be
staying on in the department. Jimmy
Jenereaux is the new Fire Chief.
February 21, 2005 8:00 AM Step Up
Florida will begin at the Health
Department. Then at 9:30 AM the
Bicycle Helmets will be distributed at
Old Town Elementary.' We are
sending letters to Hardees, Diary
Queen, and McDonalds for support of
the Bicycle Helmet program by
donating ice cream, etc... coupons for
rewards to kids caught using their
We are working on a similar idea
with car seats.
Chad asked for permission to get
with Arthur Bellot and Chairman' on
items he would like to put into the next
auction. Board approved.
Billy Keen came before the Board
regarding an application by Kitty
Crummey to rezone property from
ESA-4 to CN. He stated that the
NCFRPC has reviewed the application
and it cannot be processed based on
the Comprehensive Plan. Ms.
Crummey is requesting her application
fee of $350. to be refunded. '
Ms. Crummey was present and
commented that she was led to believe
by Mr. Keen that there would be no
problem with having the property
rezoned. She also had issue with
another piece of property on Hwy. 349
where the surplus items are. It is up
for sale and she stated that she would
like to know in writing if it can be sold
as commercial and what type of
Billy stated that we have to go'by the
Commissioner Lamb stated that if
you feel you were mislead by the
county I will make a motion to refund
your money. The other property you
are concerned with is out of the 100
year flood plain.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the refund in
the amount of $350 to Ms. Crummey.
Commissioner Land commented on
rezoning issues. he has. regarding
property on the Hal Chaires Road, and
that it should only be light industrial.
Billy Keen stated that he has to go
by the Comprehensive Plan guidelines.
Commissioner L.nd stated that he
feels like there is something, missing in
the minutes when this all took place.
Billy said he doesn't go by the
minutes, he has to go by what the
Board adopted and the Comprehensive
Plan was adopted by the Board and has
the signature of the Chairman of the
Board on the date it was adopted in
There was more discussion between
Billy Keen and Commissioner Land.
Commissioner Hays stated that we
must get back to the matter at hand
and this Board must go by the LDR's
adopted in 1990.
Ms. Crummey commented that she
would like something in writing and
Billy Keen said that he would be glad
to supply it.
Billy informed the Board that he has
an application for a variance to
increase the sign height from 18 feet to
40 feet near Suwannee Gables-just
past 317 on the right.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the sign

Mr. Lashley came before the Board
requesting to lease 11.4 acres at the
airport for a light manufacturing ofeT-
hangars. It would be 'approximately
10,000 sq. ft. building and employee at
least 50 workers.
Commissioner Driggers stated he
has no problem and all members of the
Board are in support of employing
more people in Dixie County.
Commissioner Driggers, Arthur
Bellot and Billy Keen are to look into
the matter and bring back to the Board.
Mr. Bellot presented a copy of the
article appearing in the DC Advocate
regarding the Equipment Auction.
The Enhancement Project Grant was
discussed. It cannot be used for roads.
Horseshoe Beach has asked that the

Horseshoe Beach Sidewalk Project be
withdrawn from the Enhancement
Project List.
The Board approved to withdraw the
Horseshoe Beach Sidewalk Project at
the request of the Town of Horseshoe
Commissioner Lamb stated that
parking is needed on the greenway at
Old Town.
Sidewalk from Hardee's to the
greenway and tying in with a parking
area was discussed.
The Board approved to add this to-
the Enhancement Project List.
Arthur presented two (2) options by
Paul Stresing Associates, Inc. for clerk
space in the courthouse for employees
and a vault: He commented that a
legal vault can be using 2
hour sheetrock. Another problem is
that the main. courtroom access double
doors cannot be done away with, due
to. fire safety issues.
After lengthy conversation, the
Board agreed that Arthur Bellot, Joe
Hubert Allen, and Commissioner
Driggers are to meet and report back to
the Board at the next Board Meeting
with their recommendation.
Mr. Reed informed the Board that
the rock pit will have to be shot with
dynamite again soon, probably next
week. I wanted you to be aware in
case you get some phone calls.
Arthur Bellot stated that it would
cost approximately $25,000.
Howard stated he has someone that
wants to swap his labor and moving
stuff to the auction site for the old
ambulance frame (chassis and cab) we
Bohrd approved.
Commissioner Larinb invited
everyone to the First District Reunion
coming up on March I1i'h, and Dixie
County Historical Society Annual
Event on April 16'h at the Jackson
Waterhole Park.
Commissioner Driggers said that Ed
Ellison would like for the Board to
send an endorsement letter to Will
Kendrick and others in favor of the 3"
net stretch mesh or larger.
Board approved. Arthur Bellot
agreed to pen the letters.
The Prison has put a lock on the Pop
Vames Park gate. Someone
complaining that it is a public park.
The person was referred to Howard
Reed for key.
Vendor 10177- 10277
Payroll 9797 9898
Motion was made by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to adjourn at 8:05
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Courts
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The first adhesive postage
stamps went on sale July 1,

Log Cabin

Log -Cabin Quilters met
Thursday March 10th at the
Levy Co. Quilt Museum. What
a wonderftil day we had with
the Triple Crown Quilt Club.
Thirty-five ladies and one bus
driver came over from The
Villages near Leesburg on a
big bus and we had a great
They all went home with
new ideas and quilt packages
to make and share. We had a
big chicken and dumplings
dinner with all the trimmings.
Goldie made her famous egg
custard that all enjoyed. So
much food to enjoy, we had a
friend who traveled from
Ocala to get some chicken.and
other good things. We all
learned from each other and
look forward to seeing them
The Flower of the Month
quilt came out of the frame as
well as a Log Cabin and next
week we put in two more. The
green and white Log Cabin
comes out next and we start on
the third one.
Last Mon. we had Jeffery
and 10 boys out from
Lancaster and on Fri. we had
Jarrod and 6 boys to work.
These boys do so much for us
and I know without them we
wouldn't have a beautiful
museum and yard. Lunch was
enjoyed with 56 guests and

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Mari Michael Jones Named March of Dimes Dixie

Volunteer of the Year
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Mari Michael Jones, sixth grade teacher at Ruth Rains Middle School, 'was named the Dixie
County Volunteer of the Year by the March of Dimes for her dedication to her students as well to
children not yet born. With Mari Michaels help, the sixth grade classes at RRMS collected over
$3,000 in three weeks for the annual March of Dimes Mission Possible&held this past fall.
This was Mari Michael's third year in helping with the fundraiser, coordinated by Tina Leon. It
has also been three years that Mari Michael and husband, Cross City Police Chief, Wesley Jones
welcomed their second child, Amy into the world. However, Amy was born premature and they know

.first hand, the hardships that prematurity can cause.

Because of
Amy's special'
needs as a direct
result of being
premature, she has
become RRMS
March of Dimes
Seeing, Amy and
her parents,
students are able to
relate to those
needs and how
important it is to
tive- to the March

.......ith BM r ,-, gve o
Sof Dimes.
While Mari
lari Michael Jones (L) Michael is honored
and daughter, Amy (R) that she was
make a great AMarch oJ recognized, she is

team.s quick to give all
.-.. the credit to the
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are the ones who went out and collected donations door to door with March of Dimes banks and
buckets, selling "Fall for Healthy Babies" pumpkins and bracelets with Amy's picture on it," stated
Mari Michael. She noted that to their credit grades 6-8 collected a total of $6,000 in just 3 weeks! This
amount is almost unheard of and for the short period of time in which they began their campaign. "The
kids here at Ruth Rains are amazing," she added.
Besides Amy, other incentives included a school-wide dance and for the winning class, 6th grade, a
chance to smack RRMS Assistant Principal, Mr. Storey and Principal, Mrs. Baumer (who is Mari
Michaels' mother) with a water balloon.
Regardless of Mari Michael's humble acceptance of this award, we give her a BIG Dixie Salute,
for being a great example for our children and a great Mom.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Page 12

NOMADS Stop In Dixie
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Several weeks ago the NOMADS (Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service) stopped at the
First United Methodist Church of Cross City where they lent a helping hand with maintenance
projects. This is the third year that a group of volunteers has traveled to Dixie County and the
members of the church couldn't be more grateful:
NOMADS provide volunteer labor ,and tools for a number of projects whether it be remodeling,
repair or re-construction for churches, and church affiliated homes, camps, youth centers, and agencies.

Fundraiser Set For Gloria Gilbert At Hee Haw

If you see
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Dixie County

Left to right: Mitch Mitchell, Pearl Snellgrove, and Gloria Gilbert
Members of the last 12 years are asked to help organize and be a part of the fundraiser. A meeting
will be held at Melody Rollison's house March 17th "at 7:00. For more information call Melody at 498-
1939 or Pearl Snellgrove at 356-1185. Date for Hee Haw set for May 27th
Gloria has given so much of her time freely to help seniors go on their senior trips and grad nights.
We would like to make aware that Mrs. Gilbert is responsible for hundreds of seniors to be able to
participate in their trips and activities. Pearl would like Gloria to know that she's touched so many
lives and has always been a true blessing to her and many others. Everyone please keep Gloria in their
thoughts and prayers.




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Back row (left to right) Jim Wright, Bud Albrecht, Bob Grimm, and Russ Golly. Front row (left to right) Diana
Riddick, Ann Albrecht, Dorothy Emblidge, Linda Grimm, Nancy Golly and Pastor Howard Grimmenga.

This year, besides the work at the church the ambitious group installed alarms in a senior church
member's home and new electrical outlets for a handicapped member. They also built shelves and
painted the display room and hallways at the United Christian Services building. The skills of the
NOMADS also pour over into the clerical/office sector and they will even do sewing!
All of these tasks are done free of charge and with Christian love. It is the mission of the
NOMADS to share their time and skills to those in need via a local United Methodist Church (UMC),
however, you do not have to be a UMC member to be part of the NOMADS organization. Like true
nomads, they arrive in their RV's and are self-sufficient. Typically they stay two to three weeks at a
site and work 20-25 hours per week.
What do they get out-of it?...being able to fellowship with other Christians while traveling across
the country; sort of retirement with a purpose.
This year's group was busy painting at the First UMC of Cross City, in both the Sunday school
classrooms and a storage shed. They built cabinets for the fellowship hall, tiled the parsonage
bathroom floor and installed new lighting. And yes, some did whistle while they worked!
Funding for the NOMADS comes from annual dues paid by the NOMADS members, supporting
churches, and any other donations that may come from individuals or organizations. If you would like
to send a donation, you may do so by mailing your contribution directly to NOMADS at PO Box 63
Sacramento, NM 88347.
As always Pastor Howard Grimmenga and the congregation want to extend their appreciation to
their new found friends in Christ, Bob & Linda Grimm, Bud & Ann Albrecht, Russ & Nancy Golly,
and Dorothy Emblidge.

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American Legion and Auxiliary Post 383, P.O. Box 220, Old
Town, Fl. 32680 would like to thank everyone for helping us to
make our St. Patrick's Day dinner a tremendous success. A special
thanks to. "JADE", our music man, for continuing to donate his
time and talent to the Post.
We are having our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt, for the children,
on Saturday, March 26th, at 1 pm. Prizes, hot dogs and'soda will be
given away to all participants. The public is invited to this event to
be held at the Post.
Elections for officers will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at the
Post from 12 pm until 6 pm. We encourage all members to come
and vote for the candidate of your choice. Your vote counts!
The Post is in need of a working computer. If anyone has one
that they could donate, please contact the Post at 352-542-2021.
We now have live TV coverage of your favorite sports, as well

as NASCAR races.
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land of the free and the home of the
For God and Country
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Phone: 352-542-2021

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Left to right: Principal Beverly Baumer, David Sheheane, Robin
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Students of the month for February 2005
ie men and women of this great David Sheheane is the son of Billy & Mary Sheheane of Cross
t lands to keep this country the City. He is an outstanding example .of citizenship, academics, and
brave., behavior at Ruth Raines Middle School. Congratulations, David!
Robin Mineo, daughter of Cheryl & Robert Yarrell is our
February student of the month. Robin is a respectful young lady
who always gives her very best effort. A positive attitude and
st 383 sweet, caring personality makes her an obvious and popular choice
for student of the month. Congratulations, Robin!
Thank you for setting a good example for others to follow!
If wrinkles must be writ- Jonathan Cooper is the son of Keith & Debbie Cooper of
ten upon our brows, let Cross City. Jonathan is hardworking, quiet, polite, and a good
them not be written upon student. He shows a great deal of initiative in his academics. He
the heart. The spirit stays on task, and completes all assignments. He is a-fine young
should not grow old. man and a pleasure to have in class. Congratulations, Jonathan!
---James A. Garfield Keep up the good work!
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Classy Challenge
The Class of 1955 has issued a challenge to all classes that
allowed them to give scholarships to graduating seniors of Dixie
county High School on the 50th Anniversary Year of their class. At
-meeting last summer, members agreed to make contributions to
e Dixie Education Foundation, Inc. for a Scholarship Fund in
eir class name. Richard Dempsey, Kenneth Jones, Ann Hill
rannin and other members of the Class of 1955 agreed to raise
money for the Class of 2005 in hopes that the Class of 1956 will
aise scholarships for the DCHS Class of 2006, the Class of 1957
ll give to seniors in the Class of 2007, and so on, maybe forever..
"To date, the Class of 1955, one of the smallest on record at 33
embers, has raised about $2,000, which will be awarded to
raduating seniors in 2005 in the amount of $500 scholarships.
furthermore, in setting eligibility criteria, class members decided
hat ambition and a "C" average would be enough to qualify for the
ward. 'They agreed that some students blossom sooner and some
after. Experience shows that not every student thrives in school as
ell as they do later in life, and there is no reason to deny a student
a needed boost solely on the basis of grade point average in high
school. "President George W. Bush is famous for earning a
"gentlemen's 'C'," which proves the point," said Richard
"What we want to do is establish a precedent for every class
over the last fifty years," said Ann Brannin. "When their fiftieth
anniversary comes around, give scholarships to the graduating
seniors of that year. This tradition will become the legacy of the
Class of 1955."
"It's our challenge to those who came after us," Kenneth Jones
added. "This year we've raised about $2,000. The next class ought
to top that amount, and the next class after will have to give even
All of the 1955 class agree that giving a boost to ambitious
students from DCHS is the best thing they can do for their alma
mater. They called on all class members to send a contribution in
the name of the Class of 1955 to the Dixie Education Foundation,
Inc., P.O. Box 2655, Cross City, FL. 32628, if they have not
already done so. The scholarships will be awarded at graduation in

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.

Legal Aid
Tddav's Topic:
'Have you ever had a
friend or family member ask you
t6 cosign on a loan to buy a car or mobile home? You probably felt
you should have signed it because of your relationship with that
person. However, have you ever thought about what signing that
contract or loan means?
If you co-sign a loan for someone else, you are as responsible
for the debt as the person you are signing for. If the other person
does not pay the debt, 'the creditor can seek payment from you for
that, debt. Generally, people need a cosigner when they have
problems obtaining credit. If you're going to be a cosigner, always
consider whether the person you are signing for will be able to pay
the debt.
-If the person you cosigned with does not pay the debt, the
creditor can get the payment from you without ever suing the
cosigner. Depending on the terms of the contract, you might even
have to pay court costs, late fees, and/ or attorney fees. If the
creditor sues you and wins, your wages could be garnished or your
property sold off to pay the debt.
:If you have to pay the debt, you might be able to sue the
cosigner toget your money back. However; if the person did not
have the money to pay the creditor, it is possible the person will
have the money to pay you.
. This article is not to be interpreted as legal advice, but is public
.;The Lake City office of Three Rivers Legal Services serves
Dixie County. Three Rivers Legal Services provides civil legal
service for low income residents. The office number is 1-800-495-

Domestic Violence Conference
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is
sponsoring its eight annual rural conference, "Behind Closed
Doors VIII, Breaking the Silence in Rural Communities" in Lake
Cii\. Florida, April 6-8, 2005. This conference is intended for
people working in rural communities to stop violence within
families. Attendees may by battered or formerly battered persons,
advocates, law enforcement officers, attorneys, probation officers,
judges, batterer treatment providers, child protection workers,
health care professionals, mental heath care providers, teachers
and community policy makers. The conference will provide
opportunities to share ideas, strengthen community networks and
discuss current issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence
within rural communities. Participants will have the opportunity
t-fattend seminars and workshops and network with others.
The conference .features two keynote speakers Mr. Casey
Gwinn and Ms. Susan McGee. Casey Gwinn took office as the
elected City Attorney of San Diego in 1996 and was reflected in
March 2000.
The first two days of the conference, April 6 and 7, 2005, will
offer several workshops currently such as Human Trafficking,
Domestic Violence in Later Life and Dealing with Strangulation.
April 8, 2005 is a post conference Rural Child Victimization
Institute and is dedicated to children's issues only.
SThere is a $5.00 per day registration fee that includes lunch.
You can register for one day or three days; registration is required
in advance. CEU's are being provided by the Suwannee River
Area Health Education Center, CLE's are being provided by the
Third Judicial Bar Association and law enforcement personnel
will receive Mandatory Retraining Credits, all free of charge.
The conference is sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence and the Florida Department of Children and
Families along with the Columbia County Tourist Development
Council, the Third Judicial Circuit Police Chiefs Association, the
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, and is hosted by
Lake City Community College.
. The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a non-
profit statewide organization, which has been working to
eliminate domestic, violence since 1979. Members include
survivors, advocates and domestic violence programs in Florida.
SFor additional conference information, contact, Emma Good
or Donna Hansell at the Florida Coalition Against Domestic

Violence at 850.425.2749.

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Grinstead's To Celebrate 50th

James Wynton and Delores Irene Grinstead

The family of Mr. and Mrs. James Wynton (Wes) Grinstead
invite friends and family to celebrate their 50'th wedding
anniversary with them at the Putnam Lodge from 3-5pm on
Saturday, March 19th.
Wes and the former Dolores Irene Chewning were married on
March 25, 1955 in Kingsland, Ga. Wes, a 1945 Dixie County
graduate, retired from Martha White in 1992. Dolores, a 1954
Dixie County graduate, retired from Dothan ENT Associates in
Their children are Dana Eidson and her husband Michael of
Dothan, Alabama; Kim Drake and her husband Joe of Dothan,
Alabama, and Amy Thomas and her husband Tim of Orlando,
Florida. They also have fourteen grandchildren.

DEF Working Towards

Did you know that more than 390 scholarships have been
presented to graduating DCHS seniors since 1998? The Dixie
Education Foundation, Inc. wishes to thank the many donors and
supporters who have made this possible. By supporting the Dixie
Education Foundation, Inc.. you have become part of a statewide
opportunity to strengthen the important role we play in the
education process of our youth.
The Dixie Education Foundation is a member of the
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, consisting of,most
of the existing 60 foundations across Florida. There is no other
statewide organization that is solely focused on improving K-12
public education. Through our involvement our local Foundation
has received direct financial benefit through grants, particularly in
the area of reading improvement. We have also benefited from the
effectiveness an organization of this size brings to the legislative
process in Tallahassee.
The all-volunteer board members of the Dixie Education
Foundation, Inc. needs your help to provide assistance to even
more students. We invite you to be a part of these efforts in a
variety of ways, such as: Memorial contributions; New
scholarships in honor or memory of someone; General fund
donations for operations;' Sponsor an academic award; Or even
consider creating a scholarship with your former DCHS
-classmates. For additional information please call 498-5572 or
Scholarship applications for seniors are now available in the
Guidance Department at the High School. The deadline for
completion is April 1, 2005. Please reserve theseiimportant dates
on your calendar:
May 5th- Academic Awards Program
May 12"'- Scholarship and College Signing Night
May 20th Graduation @ DCHS

Remember, that if thou
marry for beauty, thou
bindest thyself all thy life
for that which perchance
will neither last nor
please thee one year; and
when thou hast it, it will
be to thee of no price at
all; for the desire dieth
when it is attained, and
the affection perisheth
when it is satisfied.
-Sir Walter Raleigh

Post 91 News
The Family Fun Day and Flea Market finally came together on
Saturday, after a lot of planning and work on the part of a number
of Post 91Legionnaires, led by Carl and Geneva Cornwell, who
kept the spirits high. The lbgistics were a little dicey, but it all
came together on Saturday and the Executive Committee of Post
91 wishes to thank all of the workers that gave of their time and
efforts in this fund raising task. Carl and Geneva worked hard in
getting the signs and advertising out around the area and other-
members of the Post assisted with their assigned chores, bringing
this event to a successful finish.
The leftover flea market items were donated to a local charity.
The cooking crew of Cecil Robinson and "Dr. Bob" Vaughan,
cooked all the hamburgers and nearly ran out of sodas, so there
was little problem with left-overs.
The LifeSouth bloodmobile had expected at least eight donors
and we hit the mark with eight. All in all, this first time did fairly
well. Congratulations to those Legionnaires involved.
Thursday, March 17th, is not only t Patrick's Day, but also the
regular monthly meeting for Post 91. The Post will have 'a
Donation Spaghetti Dinner beginning at 5:30 PM and going until
7:00 PM with an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner for a Donation
of just $5.00. The dinner includes a salad, garlic bread, iced tea or
coffee, and a birthday cake dessert.
March 17th is the Post 91 celebration of the American Legion
Birthday. The American Legion is 86 years old this year.
Recently the Department of Defense caved in to the ACLU and
declared that no Department offices or bases could sponsor Boy
Scout Troops. The Sea Cadets in Yankeetown were affected by
this decree and lost their sponsor in the US Coast Guard. They
could still meet there, but needed a sponsor. Two of the adult
leaders being members of Post 91, contacted Post 91 Finance
Officer (and Gilchrist County Service Officer) Major Stroupe for
assistance. Major initiated a telephone "emergency E-Board
meeting" to discuss this problem. The outcome of this meeting is
that now Post 91 is the proud new sponsor of the Sea Cadet Unit in
Yankeetown. Major Stroupe should have more details at the
meeting Thursday night.
The Post is only a few members away from being 100 percent.
If you have not paid your dues yet, please do so. At the end of the
month of April the Post will "purge" the mailing list of unpaid
members, so if you want to continue receiving the "Legion Aires"
be sure you are paid up for this year. Any Legionnaire widows that
wish to receive the newsletter, please contact one of the Post
officers by phone or mail to let us know your mailing address.
Remember our Armed Forces all over this world each day in
our thoughts and prayers. Here at home, watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the families of those called to
active duty, helping when and where we can. Invite them to our
dinners and any socials.we may have.

For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely, Commander,
the Florida American Legion

Happiness is always a
by-product. It is proba-
bly a matter of tem-
perament, and for any-
thing I know it may be
glandular. But it is not
something that can be
demanded from life, and
if you are not happy you
had better stop worry-
ing about it and see what
treasures you can pluck
from your own brand of
-Robertson Davies

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Quilter's News
The Springhouse Quilters
had an exciting meeting day on
Tuesday, March 8. There were
44 regular members and 4
guests present for the regular
meeting. The quilter's house
was wall-to-wall quilters. Even
with a large group, the quilters
made plenty of room for all the
exciting quilted demonstrations,
and completed quilted projects.
Kay Fales, President,
chaired the meeting and was
able to lead the members
through their meeting from the
food and fellowship time to the
showing and telling of the many
completed quilted projects.
The members are working
on a community project for
2005; making wheel chair tote
bags to be shared with the
nursing homes. These are to be
given to Alice Gilberts upon
completion for distribution in:
the early fall.
The "Chicken" challenge.
has proved to be an exciting'
project for the quilt guild. This'
is a voluntary project. Each
member participating must
make a "chicken" project to be
given to Alice Gilberts by April
11. The chickens cannot be
preprinted chickens; they must
be designed and made from
pieces of fabric. The projects
will be judged and the winners
announced in May. There will
be a first, second and third place
Program Chairman, Jan
Litzinger was unable to attend
the meeting. She is in the
hospital recovering from heart
by-pass surgery. Jan has
served as President, program
chairman and served on many
of the committees. Well
wishes go out to Jan with a
prayer for a speedy recovery.
A donated quilt top was
displayed during the meeting.
After an exciting auction, the
lucky person to acquire the
antique quilt top was Mary
The program for the
workshop on March 22 will be
changed to allow time for
several members to sandwich
some quilts. All members are
urged to bring their quilting
projects and work on them
during this meeting time.
Anyone needing
information on Springhouse
Quilter's Guild should call Kay
Fales, 490 79709 or Lois Scott
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Tortilla Chicken Chili

1 pound boneless, skin-
less chicken breasts,
cut into %-inch cubes
1 package McCormick*
Chili Seasoning
1 can (14.5 ounces)
diced tomatoes,
1 can (15-16 ounces)
kidney, white, or
pinto beans, undrained
1 can (11 ounces)
Mexican-style or whole
kernel corn, drained
h cup water
11h cups broken tortilla
chips (bite-size pieces)

1. Heat a lightly oiled
large nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Add
chicken; cook and stir until
lightly browned, about 5
2. Stir in remaining. in-
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boil. Reduce heat to low.
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Miss Savannah Cobb

It's.A Girl!

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Savannah Cobb
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above" James 1:17
Garrett and Carrie Cobb of Old town announce the arrival of
their daughter, Savannah Faith Elizabeth Cobb, born on February
12, 2005 at 9:13 pm at North Florida Regional Women's Center in
Gainesville, Fl. She was 6 lbs 10 ounces and 18 inches long.
Savannah was welcomed into the world by grandparents, Jerry
and Faith Hill of Cross City; Cissie (Elizabeth) Cobb of Old Town
and Teddy Cobb of Palatka, Fl.; Great-grandmothers, Idelle
Hatcher of Cross City and Lucille Musgrove of Homosassa
Springs, Fl., Uncle, Doug Cobb Johnstown, Pa.; and a host of
cousins, great aunts, great uncles, honorary aunts and uncles, and
We thank God each and every day for our precious little girl.
Welcome home, Savannah!

Grush Graduates From U.S. Army

Basic Training
.Army Pvt. Delbert Grush has graduated from basic combat
military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the
Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies,
rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and
unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical
fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and
special training in human relations.
Pvt. Grush is the son of Roxanna Looper of Perry, Fla.

Pvt. Charles Miller, II

Graduates From OSUT
Army Pvt. Charles R. Miller II has graduated from One Station
Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The training
included completion of basic military training and advanced
individual training (AIT).
In basic training, the soldier received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and
During AIT, the soldier completed the field artillery fire support
specialist advanced individual training course. The course is
designed to train soldiers to establish, maintain, and operate radio
and wire communications and, speech security equipment,
including encoding and decoding messages using specific line
templates; prepare and maintain daily staff journal, fire support
situation map, status charts, capability overlay, and other fire
support and target processing records; and assist in initiating
requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial
delivered munitions.
Miller is the son of Charles Miller of N.E. 821st St., Old Town,

PFC April M. Browning

Graduates From AIT
Army National Guard Pfc. April M. Browning has graduated
from the Automated Logistical Specialist Advanced Individual
Training (AIT) course at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and
School, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The course is designed to train soldiers to establish and
maintain stock records and other documents such as inventory,
materiel control, accounting and support reports, automated and
manual accounting records; perform stock record/warehouse
functions pertaining to receipt, storage, distribution and issue and
maintain equipment records and parts; review and verify bills of
lading, contracts, and purchase orders; repair and construct
shipping crates for equipment and supplies, and perform prescribed
loads and shop stock lists in manual and automated supply
Browning is the daughter of Mary E. and Henry R. Browning of
Paul Poppell Road, Perry, Fla.
She is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School, Perry.

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As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and
am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier
y terms than I was formerly.
-Samuel Johnson




For All




country living in this spacious CB 3 BR, 2 B, nicely
wooded 1/2 + acre near river and county boat
ramp. Large LR, fireplace (Heatilator), 2 AC units,
Lg. M/BR & Bath, open kitchen to breakfast
counter and large dining room, Family room,
screened back porch, 2 wells. Extra features:
16'x22' screened picnic house, 14'x16' car/boat
storage. $82,000. Call Carol McQueen Sales
Associate (352) 494.5866.


Blair Kylee Bechtold
Blair Kylee Bechtold was born on February 1, 2005, weighing
in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. She is the
daughter of Charlene & Joel Bechtold.
Maternal Grandparents are Rick Elton of Old Town and Karen
& Clark Knight of Key West. Great Grandparents are Mary Alice
& Ray McIntyre of Gainesville, Mollie Spencer of Clearwater and
Gail elton of Cedar Key and Nathalie Knight of Key West.
Paternal Grandparents are Charles and Jackie Bechtold of
Cross City. Great Grandma is Helen Groth of Horseshoe' Beach.

US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 ** Cross City, FL
Bath brick w/pool, garage/workshop and RV garage. Walk-in Pantry;
Built-in glass front displays; two fireplaces arid 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
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 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.
TOTALLY FURNISHED SWMH on 1/2 acre in Mingo Acres near
upper Steinhatchee River. $60,000.00.
-- COMMERCIAL 1 acre MOL on corner of CR 351 at US 19 near post
office, courthouse, banks and shopping plaza. $195,000.
-- 40 ACRES ON 349 South ,5etlDted pines, well & septic.. $240,000.
**7 ACRES off CR 351 U. Wooded & private. $40,000.00.
-3 FIVE ACRE PARCELS In Hickory Hammock Subd. wooded &
private. $35,000.00 each.
-80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $280,000.00.
**CAMP TWO SUBDIVISION 2 to 5 acre lots, just outside Cross city on
CR 351 North.. $10,000.00.-per acre.
**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.


L licensed Florida
Real Evtate Broker
418 S.E. Riverside Drive
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
(352) 494-5866

"NEW CONSTRUCTION: A must see custom
home with "Cracker" style architecture in The
Riverwalk of Fanning Springs. Spacious 2BR/2B,
10' ceilings, open kitchen to large Great Room,
maple cabinets throughout, screened back porch
with patio, 2-car garage, large utility room, lots of
cabinets, landscaping and picket fencing. Many
extras and upgrades. Deed restricted S/D.
$181.790. Call Carol McQueen Sales
Associate (352) 494.5866.

"*NEW CONSTRUCTION: Beautiful 3 BR, 2 1/2 B, two story "Cracker" style home in The Riverwalk. Hickory flooring, Corian Kitchen counter tops, maple
cabinets, FP, large front porch and upstairs balcony, screened back porch. Many extras $270,000. Deed restricted S/D.
"NEW CONSTRUCTION; Charming 3BR, 2 B, "Cracker" architecture in The Riverwalk. Open kitchen to Great Room, maple cabinets throughout, large
MBR and walk-in-closet, FP, front porch, screened back porch, 2-car garage. Deed restricted S/D. Many extras. $198,000.

Jace Hoyt Lamb
Jimmy and Monica Lamb would like to announce the birth of
their son, Jace. He was born on February 2, 2005 at 5:00 a.m., he
weighed 9 lb. 7 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long..
Jace is the grandson of Buddy & Doreen Lamb, Larry & Pam
Edmonds and Buddy and Jody Livingston. He is the great-
grandson of Jackie Ponte, Lottie Overstreet & Irene Sparks. He is-
the great-great grandson of Olene Blackwelder and Hattie Osteeni.
Jace was welcomed home by his big sister, Jailyn.

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

carport, screened front porch,
covered walkway to GUEST
HOUSE, large 20'x60' workshop/
garage. Fenced lot 1.44 acre on
paved street near Georgia Pacific
Mill. Very nice property with lots of
potential, asking $119,000.00.
-3 BR, 2 Full Bath Brick Home on
Camp Street near schools and
shopping, all electric appliances,
shingle roof, central air, carpet,
shingled roof, adorable starter home
for couple. Asking $69,000.
."C'LO .FARM HOUSE on 5 acres,
must off 55A, near Old Town,
$29,000. Additional 5 acres
available for $21,000.00.
o*3/2 1993 HOMES OF MERIT on 3
acres In Deer Trails, Bank repo,
Old Town and Cross city with 11
units, large old oaks, good location,
call & ask for details, Just Reduced -

Since 1958

Jim King Realty, Inc.

Visit us at

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

PRODUCING FARM .,.Just outside' of Trenton, SELLI, this elevated 3 BR, 2 B home in the Town
FL with an almost new 2BR, 2 B home with huge of Suwannee, is fully furnished & ready to move
office/multi purpose room. A beautiful place with in! Boathouse, fish cleaning area, 2 boat lifts, on
horse barn, storage barn and board fence, all freshwater canal. Owner asking $259,000. (DW-
nestled on over 22 acres in a very nice area of 747813) Call (352) 542-9007
larger homesI Check this pricelll $399,500. (GR-
747915) Call 493-2221.

landscaped acres with garage, extra carport to store
your boat. Chain link fenced yard, ceramic & carpet
throughout. New roof in 2003. Central H & A, family
room, large kitchen & much, much more!! Close to
shopping, schools, Suwannee river & Gulf of Mexicol
$175,000. (DR-748079-J) Call 463-6144.

home on 25 acres of improved pasturell Island
kitchen, attached carport, also detached
carports, storage shed. Fenced & cross-fenced.
Two wells. Covered patio. Only minutes to the
Suwannee River, Gulf of Mexico and Gainesville.
close to schools & shopping. $163,000. (DMH-,
748349) Call 463-6144. .

4 ACHE Hunting & lnvestmeaWTjt. l y cutover and balancein
young pfie trees. Abundance o,,rll gl- s ler will finance. $135,500.
(LA-748229) Call 493-2221.
20 ACRE HUNTING & Investmtarclo;O iT, |lly cutover and balance In
young pine trees. Abundance ,00 Mf.,-w, fog tt I'aeller will finance. $68,500.
(LA-748230) Call 493-2221.
BEAUTIFUL wooded 2.35 acre parcel w/well. Ready to build on or set up mobile home.
Very conveniently located. Adjoining lot also available for $14,250. (DA-748270 JW)
$15,000. Call 463-6144.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2 35 ACRES w/well, septic & power pole. Has old mobile home
on property of no value. SOLD AS IS. Very conveniently located. Adjoining lot available
$15,000. (DA-748271 JW) $14,250. Call 463-6144.

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

home on 4.60 wooded acres. Built In 2002 with
2x6 exterior walls for maximum efficiency.
Vaulted ceilings in kitchen, dining and living'
rooms. Berber carpet and gorgeous ceramic tile
flooring. Custom oak cabinets n a fully equippd
spacious kitchen. Large 3-car garage. Over 3400"
sq. ft. under roof. This is a MUST SEEI
$239 500. (LR-74771 Cal 43-221

the Town of Suwannee w/acces to fresh .and '
salt water fishing and just minutes to the hunting
woodent On 3 lots, Cedar siding Park Model w/l"
kitchen, a 2/2 duplex park model w/effictency
kitchens, screened Cedar cook house w/pantry &
1/2 bath, pole bam & much morelt Fully
furnished with all appliances. You must see this
one to really appreciate itf $159,000. (DM-fl
747824) Call (352) 542-9007.

;... '. -:.0. *":.
8.,.i 2,,,d i-lb .R 2 B bl-I5o -sollis
hom is located on 4.3 beautifully landsacpad
acrns. 2x6 construction with extra Inautlatln. OGs
fireplace. earg kitchen. Large covarad front
dock, screened in back porch. carport Wltho'
concrete slab. concrete sidewalks, 8x10 storage
shed w/eloctrIc & 12x24 workshop wjalectrio.
VOry conveniently located close to school,. Oulf,
or Mexoo. Suwannee River. Golfr Course, &
shopping..PRICE REDUCED. ASKED $165O.000.

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March 17, 2005

Love, Margaret, Wayne, Briana & Lacey

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

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

ixie Drive In
STerri Langford
Since the early .1950's the
ixie Drive In Restaurant has .-
rved up good ole' country "
king and continues that ...
addition today under the new '''
management of Bill Pennell.
It was the Parliament family
at first built the drive-thru and
calledd it the "Pinky Winky". In
he 1960's they sold the small
pstaurant to Bessie Lee. It was
water sold to Monroe Land who ..
would ultimately add the seating ... ..* .
rea. June Tucker was the last
wner of the local diner and was
s much a legend herself as the V U A 'R U T f '
restaurant has become. Sadly, JE
uine passed away this past
eeember, .
The fate of the landmark
restaurant was unclear until
Pennell decided to try his hand -
as a restaurateur. It was in June
of 2004 that he and wife Nancy "
,moved to the Old Town area
after Bill's retirement from Mass
Transit in Hollywood, FL in A
,April. Bill is also a retired U.S. ,
After eight months of
cleaning his yard, Bill knew that
he needed to find something else Bill Pennell, new owner of the Dixie Drive In, proudly shows off the Dixie
to do. Why the Dixie Drive In, landmark sign.
"Why not," stated Bill.
The Pennell's have fallen in love with their new community and are having a pretty easy time of
learning how to relax and take it slow;; a good thing since Bill's massive heart attack last April and by-
pass of 6 arteries.
Bill is more a supervisor than a cook and he just let Nancy go with redecorating the dining area.
Good call, Bill.
Keeping to the routine of the Dixie Drive In's customers, the same great cooks are still whipping
up the grub and the same waitresses serving you with A smile. The prices stay the 'same Monday-
triday with a $5.95 buffet being served Mon.-Fri. & Sunday.
^ The Pennell's have joined the Dixie County Chamber and have supported our local youth on
several occasions.
'Bill noted that everyone has been very friendly and helpful, and that is has meant a lot to him. It is
Bill's full intent to become as much a part of the community as his predecessors and making a place in
Dixie Drive In history.

4 .Vocational Career Education
In Jeopardy Due To Budget Cuts
"., A generation ago, a teacher in our business technology class
S" might have taught typing or other secretarial skills to students
< ^' .' >'* looking for office work straight out of high school. Now the same
S......... -2-,-,. a classes are explaining investment concepts and banking principles to
Superintendent of Schools those students whose ambitions might be to own and manage an
Dennis W. Bennett office.
Vocational education, once considered a second-class tract for low achievers is gaining respect as
high schools search for ways to engage students of all abilities with real-world lessofis they can take to
work or college.
.The need,. for highly qualified trained career and technical students is seen in every community
across our country. In our small district we see a shortage of plumbers, electricians, masons,
carpenters, mechanics, and nurses. The pay is good but our schools are directed to focus on FCAT and
college bound students, ignoring the fact that service oriented jobs are so important in meeting the-
needs of our society.
A proposal by President Bush could withdraw federal support for vocational education. Bush's
budget plan for next year would cut about $1.2 billion in national spending that helps schools support
everything from automotive technology to new initiatives in health science and business technology
programs. Bush wants to devote the money instead to improving academic achievement in high
schools under his No Child Left Behind initiative.
What we don't understand is why you would cut money that pays for courses that prepare you for
the real world. The career jobs are out there with the opportunity to make a good living. But the
Federal and State government will have to realize that NCLB and FCAT focus is narrow and our
society needs strong vocational career programs to meet current needs.
Vocational career classes show students all types of career choices.
In the business technology program, the students range from one who might be a secretary to
another who wants to be a business owner. In the health science program, the range would run from a
future lab technician to a surgeon.
Parents and students often think of four-year college as the only next step after high school, even
though many jobs don't require a four year degree and many students drop our before finishing.
With the direction the Federal and State government are moving with funding shifts and cuts, the
impact on vocational career focused high schools could be significally impacted.
The majority of our students are not attending four-year college programs and we think it is time to
give vocational career education the support it deserves in meeting the needs of our growing economy.
So the next time your toilet is stopped up or your car won't start, think about who will fix it and
doesn't these careers serve an important function in today's society and merit adequate funding.

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

Services To
USDA Surplus
Distribution will be o,
Tuesday, March 22, 2005, a
the UCS building on the come
of Hwy 351 and 210 Ave. i
Cross City. The distribution
will begin at 9:00 am. Pleas
bring photo ID and be prepare
to show the amount of you:
income and family size. Thif
distribution is for residents c
Dixie County only.
Remember: the date
March 22nd and the times a;
9:00 am- 1:00 pm.

Log onto
www. dcadvocate. net
& get.the latest
news for
bixie County.

Dixie County Has Been Awarded
Federal Funds Under The Emergency
Eood And Shelter National Board
* Dixie County has been chosen to receive $7,066.00 to
Supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
"The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by
the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of
representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross;
United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National
Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; and, The United
Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds
appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
: A Local Board made up of the Mayor, elected county officials,
lcal representatives of several charities, and a cross section of the
population will determine how the funds awarded to Dixie County
are to be -distributed among the emergency food and shelter
programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local
Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these
funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the
pr Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local
agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary
nion-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system,
3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability-
to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they
are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
' Dixie County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter
'funds previously with United Christian Services of Dixie County,
Inc. participating. This agency was responsible for providing
:mortgage or rent payments for eighteen families, and utility
payments for 38 families.
-Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for
:Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Betty
Nell Mills at PO Box 670, Cross City, FL 32628; or call at 352-
:498-3328 for an application. The deadline for applications to be
received is March 25h, 2005.

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United States Department of Agriculture

The Tobacco Transition Payment

Program (aiso called "Tobacco Buyout").

You've heard about it.

Now be a part of it.

This is it. The Federal tobacco marketing quota system is over. No more plant-
ing restrictions. No more marketing cards. No more price support loans.
Instead, the USDA's new Tobacco Transitiofi Payment Program will provide
money to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers to help in this transi-
tion that ends the old system. But sign up now or you will not get a 2005 payment.

) Did you own a farm as of October 22, 2004, with a 2004 basic
marketing quota?

) Are you an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who
shared in the risk of producing tobacco anytime between 2002 and

> Do you grow Flue-cured, Burley, Fire-cured, Dark air-cured, Virginia
sun-cured, or Cigar filler/binder tobacco?

Please sign up between March 14, 2005, and June 17, 2005,
at your local USDA Service Center.

Call 1-866-887-0140 or visit
to find your local county Service Center.

Farm Service Agency

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer



Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005



Case No.: 03-0388-CA

Sheila Gale McGuire,


forrest Dale McGuire,


TO: Forrest Dale McGuire
10029 Poplar St.
New Port Richey, Florida

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Sheila Gale
McGuire, whose address is 194 NE 412
Avenue, Old Town, Florida 32680 on or
before april 7, 2005 and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at P.O. Box
1206, Cross City, Florida 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

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

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of

DATED: March 1, 2005.
By: Candice Gainey, Deputy Clerk



CASE NO: 2004-222-CA



BOATRIGHT, his wife,


and Final Judgement of Foreclosure of
Agreement for Deed dated this 4th day of
March, 2005, and entered in Case No.
2004-222-CA of the Circuit Court of the
Third Judicial Circuit in and for Dixie
County, Florida. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the North
West Corner of the Dixie County
Courthouse in Cross city, Florida at 11:00
a.m. 'on the 1st day of April, 2005 the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgement, to wit:
Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the
SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 9, Township
10 South, Range 12 East and thence run
South 560 feet, thence run West on
survey line a distance of 210 feet, thence
run South on survey line a distance of 25
feet for a point of beginning, thence from
said point of beginning, run South on
survey line a distance of 100 feet to the
South line of Block Fifteen (15) of Parker's
Annex to the Town of Cross City, Florida,
thence run East on survey line and on the
South line of Block Fifteen (15) of said
Parker's Annex a distance of 100 feet,
thence run North' on survey line a
distance of 100 feet, thence run West on
survey line a distance of 100 feet to the
point of beginning. All the above property
based on survey dated as on March 10,
1962 and made and signed by 'Herbert
Raker, Registered under Florida No.
1093 and also said property lying within
and being a portion of Lots 7, 8, 9,10 and.
11 of Block 15 of Parker's Annex to the
Town of Cross City, Florida on file and of
record in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Dixie County, 'Florida, and
located and situated in the SE 1/4 of NW
1/4 of Section 9, Township 10 South,
Range 12 East.


Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the
SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 and. thence run South
560 feet,'thence run West 210 feet to the
point of beginning; thence from said point
of beginning run South 25 feet, thence
Srun East 100 feet to the point of
beginning. The same being located and
situated in the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section
9, Township 10 South, Range 12 East.
In accordance with the americans with
Disabilities Act of 190 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their disabilities,
need special accommodation' to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at P.O. Box

1206, Cross City, Florida 32628 or
Telephone Voice/TDD (850) 793-0215
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 4th day of March, 2005.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Cindy Cole, Deputy Clerk



P. O. BOX 790

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.: 200
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

Lot 49 & 50, Garden Island Replat,
according to the plat thereof filed in Plat
book 1, Page 58, of the Public Records of
Dixie County, Florida; Subject to
covenants, restrictions and easements of
record, if any.

*Jimmy D. Jesk,
HC1 Box 124, Old Town, Fl 32680
*Jimmy D. Jesk, P.O. Box 382, Suwannee,
FL 32692

*Roy & Bessie M. McDaniel, % Theda Jo
Norris, 55 Loganberry Circle,
Valdosta, GA 31602-2365
*Pamela & Timothy Vickers,
4041 Stewart Circle, Valdosta, GA

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 April 26th, 2005 at 11:00

Dated this March 14, 2005
Joe. Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold its Annual Meeting, April
1, 2005, at the Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida.
Business meeting will begin at 1:30 P.M.,
E.S.T. the meeting will be open to the

The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will. hold a meeting
for the Executive Committee Members on;
Monday, March 21, 2005, 11:00 AM. at
the, Quality Inn & Conference Center in
Lake City, Florida.


The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting
of the Board of Directors on Monday,
March 28, 2005, 7:00 P.M. at the Quality
Inn & Conference -Center in Lake City,



P.O. BOX 920

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.: 394
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

SUBDIVISION, Dixie County, Florida, as
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 217.

SUBJECT TO easements of 10 feet along
all lot lines for utilities; and SUBJECT TO
Records Book 126, Page 409, Dixie
County Records.

SUBJECT TO part or all of the subject
property may lie within the 100 year flood
plain and may be SUBJECT TO flooding.
*Tom E. McLaughin & Betty K. McLaughin,
Rt: 2, Box 243, Old Town, FL 32680
*Tom E. McLaughin & Betty K. McLaughin,
P.O. Box 2025, Cross City, FL 32628

*Eari & Charlene M. King,
P.O. Box 1147, Cross City, FL 32628
*Frederick & Jean Kinney, Trustees,
7316 Meadowlawn Dr., N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
*Lewis W. Jerrels & Georgia Kirby,
P.O. Box 1654, Cross City, FL 32628

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 April 26th. 2005 at 11:00

Dated this Marqh 14, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk




In the Matter of an Application
for a Determination of Qualification for an
Notice General Permit
by: Mr. James A. Bray
1607 Central Avenue E
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359

DEP File No. 15-245221-001--EG,
County of Dixie

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice that it has
determined that.the project to construct a
pile-supported single-family residence
with less than 1,000 square feet over
wetlands and to construct a retaining wall
with less than 100 sq. ft of wetland fill by
' Mr. James A. Bray qualifies for the notice
general permit established under statute
Chapter 373 and Rule 62-341.475,
Florida Administrative Code.

The Department's determination shall
become final unless a timely petition for
an administrative hearing is filed under


CASE NO.: 04-0456-CA





Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
8th day of March, 2005, and entered in
Case No. 04-0456-CA, of the Circuit Court
of the' Third. Judicial Circuit in and for
Dixie County, Florida, wherein
FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. is the Plaintiff
PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
CROSS CITY, FL at the Dixie County
Courthouse, in CROSS CITY, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of April, 2005,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

Lot 6, PARADISE RIDGE, an unrecorded
plat, said Lot 6 being more particularly
described as follows:

Begin at the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of NE
1/4 of Section 11, Township 10 South,
Range 13 East, and run S. 89D 48' 53"
W., 41.3 feet to the centerline of SR #349,
thence run S. 89D 47'18" W., 750 feet to.
the southeast comer of Lot 6, PARADISE
RIDGE, unrecorded plat and the point of
beginning. Thence run N.'1D 37"'25" W.,
251.24 feet, thence run S. 89D 59' W.,
175 feet, thence run S. 1D 37' 21" E.,
251.835 feet, thence run N. 89D 47' 18".
E., 175 feet to the point of beginning. Also
known as Lot #6, Paradise Ridge, .an
unrecorded plat of Dixie County, Florida.
AND ALSO: That 17 1/2 feet strip of land
adjoining the Northerly boundary line of
above described Lot 6, subject to the
easement for ingress and egress and
utilities over and across said 17.5' strip of
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their disabilities,
need special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should,
contact Jerry Prater at (352) 498-1246 or
(V) 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or Florida
Relay Service at 150 NE CEDAR STREET,
CROSS CITY, FL 32628 prior to such

Dated this 9th day of March, 2005.,

Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk

sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. The time and procedure
for petitioning for a hearing are set forth
below. Upon the timely filing of a petition,
this determination will not be effective until
further order of the Department.

A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the Department's decision may
petition for an administrative proceeding
(hearing) under sections 120.569 'and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received by
the clerk) in the office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000. The .petitioner shall
also mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above
at the time of filing.

Petitions must be filed within 21 days of
publication or receipt of this written notice,
except that a petition by any person
entitled to written notice under section
120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes must be
filed within 21' days of receipt of the
written notice. The failure of any person to
file a petition within the appropriate time
period shall constitute a waiver of that
person's right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in
a proceeding initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with rule 28-
106.205 of the Florida Administrative
A petition must contain the following
(a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the Department
file identification number and the county in
which the subject matter or activity is
(b) A statement of how and when each
petitioner received notice of the
Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's
substantial interests are affected by the
Department action;_
(d) A statement of the material facts
disputed by the petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification
of the Department action;
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes
the petitioner contends require reversal
or modification of the Department action;
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the
petitioner, stating precisely the action that .
the petitioner wants the Department to

A petition that does not dispute the
material facts on which the Department's
action is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and, otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-106.301.

Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to re-determine the
Department's determination, the filing of a
petition means that the Department's final
determination may be different from the
determination stated in this. notice.
Persons whose substantial interests may
be affected by any change in the
Deraremdni s delermiration have the right
tI.. plw.i-:ri o, .. 3m,-e a party to the'
proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.

Mediation under section 120.573 of the
Florida Statutes is not available for this



to Sections 163:3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes,' and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Planning Agency, at.
a public hearing on March 17, 2005 at
6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Board of

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V-05-01, a petition by Thomas Gaughan,
John F. Stevens and Denise D. Stevens,
to request a variance on height restriction
and setbacks on the property described,
as follows:

A parcel of land beginning at the SE
corner of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4, Section 30 T9S-R10E, Dixie
County, Florida for the P. 0. B.; thence S
02 deg. 3.7'53" W. along the East line of
the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
125.94 feet; thence N 89deg54'21" W.
321.49 feet to the East line of INDIAN
44'40" W. 220.90 feet; thence S. 89deg.
53'31" W. 367.58 feet to the SE corner of
thence N 00deg. 48' 00" W. 427.88 feet
to the water's edge of the STEINHATCHEE
RIVER; thence N 57 deg. 05' 52" E. along
the water's edge of the STEINHATCHEE
RIVER 100.87 feet; thence N 48deg.
36'11" E. along said water's edge of the
thence S. 05 deg. 32' 36" W. 147.10 feet;
thence S 58deg. 46' 54" E. 594.87 feet to
the East line of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4, Section 30 T9S-R10E; thence
S. 00deg. 57' 53" E. along the East Line
of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
402.85 feet back to the P.O.B. containing
7.72 acres more or less. Also LESS AND
EXCEPT the 15 foot strip across the East
of said land fo right of way purposes, said
strip reserved in Deed book 17, page 381
in the public records of Dixie County,

Parcel identification Number:


All of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 in INDIAN SHORES
SUBDIVISION, as per plat recorded in the
Official Records in the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Dixie County, Florida.

Subject to all valid easements, restrictions
and reservations of record, if any,
however, this shall not serve to reimpose

The above described property does not
constitute the' homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning ,district
(PRD) on the property described as

A parcel of land beginning at the
Southeast comer of the West 1/2 of the NE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 Section 30, Township 9
South, Range 10 East, Dixie County,
Florida for the Point of Commencement;
thence North 00 degrees 57' 53" West
along the East line of the 1/2 of the NE 1/4
of the SW 1/4 a distance of 402.85 feet;
thence North 58 degrees 46'54" West a
distance of 594.87 feet thence North 05
degrees 32' 36" East a distance of
approximately 150.00 feet to the Water's
THE Point of Beginning; thence South 05
degrees 32'36" West a distance of
approximately 150.00 feet; thence South
58 degrees 46'54" East a distancerof
594.87 feet to the East line of the West
1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4; thence
North 00 degrees 57'53" West, along
said East line a distance of 631.85 feet;
thence North 81 degrees 32' 59" West a
distance of approximately 196.00 feet to
the waters edge of the Steinhatchee
River; thence run Southwesterly along
said waters edge back to the Point of
Beginning, containing 5.10 acres more or
less, also, less and except the 15 foot strip
across the East side of said land for right
of way purposes, said strip reserved in
Deed book 17, Page 381, in the public
records of Dixie County, Florida.

Parcel Identification Number:

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

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

Copies of the proposed amendment are

available for public inspection at the
Office of the Land Development
Regulation Administrator, located on
Chavous Avenue, Cross City, Florida,
during regular business hours.

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



to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Planning Agency, at
a public hearing on April 7, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

ZC-05-02, a petition by J. T. Goolsby and
Bonnie C. Goolsby, to request a zoning
change on the property described, as

A parcel of land in Section 16, Township
13 South, Range 12 East, Dixie County,

Subject to all valid easements, restrictions
and reservations of record, if any,
however, this shall not serve to reimpose
the same.

The above described property does not
constitute the homestead' property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
from ESA-4 (Environmentally Sensitive
Area) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood)
on the property described as follows:

A parcel of land commencing at the
Southwest corner of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 16, Township 13 South, Range
12 East, Dixie County, Florida, thence
South 00 degrees 24' West, along the
West line of said Section 16, 973.34 feet
to the North right-of-way line of County
Road. 349; thence with said right-of-way
line, S. 78 deg. 19' 43" E. 733.53 feet to
the Point of Beginning and the beginning
of a curve concave to the Northeast and
having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence'
northwesterly along said curve, through a
central angle of 84 deg. 14' 30" 36.76
feet to the end of said curve; thehce NI. 05
deg. 54' 47" E. 441.23; thence North 14
deg. 55' 17" E. 196.62 feet thence S 78
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North right-of-way line of County Roa
349; thence, with said right-of-way line.
deg. 19'43" W. 420.00 feet to the Point.
Beginning, containing 6.1212 acres, mo
or less, as recorded in Deed Book 12
Page 111 in the public records of Dixi
County, Florida.

Parcel Identification Number:

The public hearing may be continued t
one or more future dates. Any interest
party shall be advised that the date, tim
and place of any continuation of th
public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will
be -published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the.date7
of the above referenced public hearing. ,

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

Copies of the proposed amendment are
available for public inspection at the Office.
of the Land Development Regulation"
Administrator, located on Chavgus,.
Avenue, Cross City, Florida, duririg
regular business hours.

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

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Page 18 Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, March 17, 2005

Miss Dixie and Miss Dixie Princess

Pageant Set for Friday, April 1st
The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce
pageant coordinator, Kathryn Mclnnis,
announced the dates for this year's Miss Dixie
County and Miss Dixie Princess Pageant today.
"We have set Friday. April 1 as the date for
this year's pageant," Mclnnis said. "The pageant
for entries in the birth to 11 year-old category will
begin at 3 PM, and the judging for the Miss Dixie
Princess for grades 7-9 and the Miss Dixie
County for grades 10-12 will begin at 6 PM."
Applications for this year's pageant are
available at City Hall or at the Career Lab at
Dixie County High School. The deadline for
applications is Tuesday, March 22.
h..Contestants will be judged on beauty, poise,
modeling, and personality. Pageant participants
must have been a resident of Dixie County for at
"' least 6 months, unless parents work in Dixie
County and upon entry into school, children will
be attending Dixie County Schools.
In the birth to 11 year-old pageant girl
contestants may wear a short or long dress. Boys
may wear a suit, short set, casual, or western
Contestants in the Miss Dixie County and
Miss Dixie Princess pageant will be required to
wear an evening gown, sportswear (no sports
uniforms), and a suit or dressy dress. Contestants

Miss Dixie Meagan Marsh (right) will crown the
2005 Miss Dixie County and Miss Dixie Princess
Rachel Bennet (left) will crown the 2005 Miss
Dixie Princess at the Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant on
Friday, April I

must have a 2.0 GRA and must have been a
resident of Dixie County for six months or attend
Dixie County Schools.
Queen and Princess winners must attend
functions set by the Chamber of Commerce or
they will forfeit the crown to the first runner-up.
Contestants must be single, never married and
cannot be, or have been, a parent.

Thornton Places At Re2ional Suellins Bee

Pictured left to right: School Board Member Dwayne "Top" Rollison, Superintendent Dennis Bennett,
School Board Member Tim Alexander, Katie Thornton, and School Board Members Patrick Bell, and
David Keen.

By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
After winning the District Spelling Bee
earlier this year, Katie Thornton, 8th grader at
Ruth Rains Middle School, was overwhelmed
and a little nervous when she competed at the
Tallahassee Democrat Big Bend Regional
Spelling Bee held on February 26th. Being the
champion she is, Katie didn't let those nerves get
in her way and brought home the Runner-up
The competition was held at the WFSU-TV
studio, who will air the event several times
- throughout the month of March" on Comcast
Channel 4. There were approximately 12
contestants vying for the chance to go to national
competition and the pace was fast. Katie
misspelled the word "preemptive" a word she
wasn't familiar with. However, Katie wasn't
disappointed, she stated that she was relieved
when it was all over, and coming in second isn't
too shabby.

Katie is an "A" Honor Roll student and plays
the trumpet in the Dixie County Marching Bears
Band. She also studies piano with Mrs.
Emmylou NesSmith who is very proud of her
young protegee. Volleyball is her favorite sport
and like all other 13-year-olds, she loves to talk
on the phone.
On a sad note, with Katie attending Dixie
County High School next year, she will not be
eligible to compete in anymore spelling bees.
However, she stated that she will always be a
stickler about spelling correctly, something her
friends already know about her.
Katie received a dictionary for placing
second, which seems an appropriate prize. An
additional honor was presented to her at the last
School Board Meeting where her efforts and the
exemplarily way in which she represented Dixie
County were recognized. Congratulations, again,

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Mrs. Dordia Stubbs of Cross city was recently spotted driving around Dixie in this new 1938 Master Deluxe
Chevrolet. She simply asked, "Do I look 12?" Nice ride, Mrs. Dordia.

In response to our Dixie Sighting from last week, the fish has been identified. It is a "File Fish" and was identified by Larry
Marten. Larry is a fishing guide and has seen this fish before. The average size for this fish is 12 inches with the largest being 19 1/2
inches long, caught by Charles Coe of Philadelphia. This fish has a square tail and elongated spine on its head. These fish can be seen
in waters from Maine to Texas and has been observed to spend hours in the water, head down and tail up. With a very small mouth
equipped with sharp teeth the short barnacles on pilings are easily clipped off. While the fish appears to be eating all the time it is
always as thin as a piece of paper. Thanks Mr. Martin.
We are still looking for a name for the other picture from last week sent in by Roy Davidson of Old Town. The Di ie
County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings column. Call or send your stghting in
Dix County, to, (352) 498-3312 or e-mail the picture and information to

SDixie's Finest in a game set for March 18, 7:00 P.M., DCHS Gym
Chevrolet. She sTickets Are $5.00 In Advance & $6.00 At The Door
Members ofthe to oxie's Dixie Siges Team include: Mark Rains Mr Peppers, Betty Hollidentifieis, Amanda Hires, Charlene Fish" and was identified by Larry
Bechesold, Fred Brown, Shawn SunCoerall, Robbie Lamb. Latrasa Tish has a squaremons, LaPorsha Teague and Lisa Calhoun its head. These fish can be seen
All proceeds goto benefit the JV Volleyball team and their Summer Camp Project.ail up. With a ery small mouth
All proceeds go'4to benefit the JV Volleyball team and their Summer Camp Projlect.,

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