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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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April 14, 2005


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*Dixie Sightings......16
*Cong. Boyd's Staff
*Flood Information....8
*Hunting Banquet.....9
*Circuit Judges Meet
In Dixie............6..6
*School Board
M intues ..................14
*Health Warnings...16
*Right to the Point2...2

Meetings. &
Religion.......6 & .7
Sports.........8 & 9

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...In The Suwannee River Valley at.......CROSS CITY, FLORIDA

"The Only Newspaper & Official Organ of Dixie County". e-mail: "Home of the World's Only 4-Headed Swamp Cabbage".

Vol. 83, No. 16, 1 Section, 16 Pages Thursday, April 14, 2005 O5

Fort Duval Rises From Gulf To Mark

Its Place In Dixie History
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
, It was in 1826 that Fort Duval was built at the mouth of the Suwannee River in an effort to stop the
trade route used by the Seminole Indians during the Seminole War. It was April 9th, 2005 that the Dixie
County Historical Society and Suwannee Chamber of Commerce placed an historical marker at the
Suwannee Community Center in honor of the Fort, the men who built it and the men who fought there.
'As the years pasted the fort was lost to the Gulf waters. Its closest landmark today would be what is
called Little Bradford Island. According to 1826 military records, it was Captain Francis Langhorne
Dade and his men who built the fort. The structure was 140 by 130 feet and six feet high with
portholes for firing. It was named for territorial governor William Pope Duval.
Future records show that in 1839 that a Captain Fowler stated that he and his men had been
"scouring the country between Deadman's Bay and the mouth of the Suwannee to stop the Indians
from receiving supplies at the mouth of the streams and rivers." Fort Duval would have been the area
the Captain was referring too.
In May of 1841, during the 2nd Seminole War, Captain Cambell Graham's Corp of Topographical
Engineers, gives report of Lt. Palmer's "triangular survey of the.mouth of the Suwannee River to
lpcate better passage and the remains of Fort Duval." They added that the three mouths of the river and

Left to right are members of the Suwannee Chamber of Commerce and Dixie County Historical Society -
' Gil Whebee, Preston Chavous, Jim Brooks, Evonne Cline, Jim Brown, Jill Mathle, and Sue & Fred
their depths were the same as recorded in 1818. See FORT DUVAL, continued page 5

County SHIP Program Seeks To Comply

With State Regulations
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
S Dick Edwards, the County's SHIP and CDBG
consultant, had good news and bad news for the
Commissioners at last weeks Board meeting.
The good news, funding for next year's SHIP and
CDBG Programs have increased. The bad news,
if the County does not come into compliance
with the state's application rules, they could
loose their funding for both programs.
Commissioner Buddy Lamb stated that all
projects that were on the drawing board for this
past year's project funding will be completed.
He further stated that to be in compliance with
state regulations there will be a new system
implemented that will operate on a points type
basis, which *each determining factor will be.
given points. Those points could be income,
health or disability, current housing conditions,
etc. The points given to each applicant will then

be tallied and applicants will be placed on the list
from highest points downward. In addition, there
will be one total countywide budget and funding
will no longer be divided by districts.
Edwards was given due notice by the
Commission to bring the program into
compliance. He (Edwaids) stated that his office
was already on it and felt sure that the next audit.
will show that they are back on tract. In addition,
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot and County
Finance Officer Cindy Dey have both attended
workshops dealing with compliance issues.
All the Commissioners agreed that these
programs are greatly needed for many of our
residents and they vowed to do what ever it takes
to make sure that Dixie continues to get their
portion of the funding while administrating it
fairly and equally.

Lake City

Community I


Dixie Center !

(LCCC) established their Dixie m
Center at the old Sears building Judy Robinson Manager Dixie LCCC Center
in the heart of Cross City. Since
that-time 261 courses have been taught with a total duplicated enrollment of 1,969.
In addition to credit offerings, the Center has offered continuing education courses such as
computer skills and recreational courses like oil painting techniques. GED testing is performed at the
Center and students can receive career counseling there as well. Currently students can take advantage
of the Distance Learning and On-Line cotirses offered through LCCC.
Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular you will be met by the Centers Manager, Judy
Robinson. Judy is a long-time educator and has been with Lake City Community College's continuing
education program since 1989 when the LCCC Lab was located at the Dixie County High Vocational
'School Campus. See"LCCC CELEBRATES", continued page 5

Future Airport Improvements

Cleared For Take-off

By Terri Langfbrd Staff Wriar I
The Dixie Count\
Commissioners were thrilled
after a presentation from
Douglas J. DiCarlo of Hovile.
Tanner & Associates (HTAi at i4 __.-
last weeks Commission meeting .
outlining the status of the Cros,
City Airport, including future -
DiCarlo noted that the las :.,
layout plan was submitted in "
1994. Since thattime, there
have been vast improvements at
the airfield that was once a part ,
of the United States Air Force
base back in the 1940's. The
runways have received face-littst
and a new terminal %as
constructed by Dixie Aviatiin
Recently the Commissionert.
approved a new Airport
Advisory Board that consists of
members from city and couni\
government, as well as
representatives from the prit ate
sector. The Board will meet
monthly and provide reports
and "wish lists" to the
Commissioners, Their goal is
simple, to make the Cross Ciin
Airport a place that pilots want -
to utilize ,il
DiCarlo noted that projected
-growth-in the next twenty years. '
would be small, but an obtainable goal for an airport c, nine anrcr fi are housed at the fac ilit. By y
figure should gotup by approximately fieoai.rcrai t...
Currently the main run\ka. is 5,001 'etee \ 100 feel
accommodate single and. multi-engine planes and light ti
jets. An expansion of 300 feet, to 5,400 feet would ena
craft to land and that is something that the Board will b
into for future growth.
'Economic development being looked at would ir
hanger construction, improve airside and landside devel
and around the airport, and attract private hangar dev
Reports of new interest from outside businesses to locat
airport are very promising. .
While the airport got a overall "good condition" ratit
always the normal upkeep projects such as runwa
repaving, taxiway rejuvenation and pavement remarking

Four Arrested

In Two


April 8th was a busy day
for Sheriff's deputies as
investigations lead to the arrest
of four local men, three on
dealing in stolen property
charges and one on aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of firearm by
convicted felon.
The first case involved an
See "ARRESTS", cont. page 5
The Advocate office was
advised late Tuesday afternoon
that Rock Bluff Boat Ramp is
the only one left on the
Suwannee River that has access
to it. All the rest, Fanning
Springs, Purvis, McCrabb
Landing are all closed due to
flood waters.
All the roads going into
Yellow Jacket, Purvis Landing,
Hinton Landing, Goronto
Springs, Log Landing, and New
& Old Pine Landing are also
closed to traffic. You are asked
to please not try .and travel
these road because of the
dangers that exists.
Be advised that "Water
Buffaloes" have been placed at
the First District Fire -Station,
the Trading Post and the old
Shuttle on CR 317 for anyone
who's water might have been
contaminated due to the
fi-, _F fl- -A

Above is a recent ariel photo taken of the Cross City Airport.
)f its size. have to be seen to. .
2023, that The Board hopes, to add additional taxiways and taxilanes.
airfield lighting. aircraftt parking aprons, airport access and
t and will automobile parking in the future '
o medium HTA recently prepared report for boththe FFA and FDOT
bible larger who found Cross City Airport in compliance and included an
e looking environmental assessment, which the airport was given a clean bill
of health. In short, the airport passed with "flying colors". What
include T- does that mean? It means that it will be easier to get grant money to
opment in pay for the above-mentioned projects.
e near the The news from HTA was especially exciting for.Commissioner
John Driggers who has worked with various agencies over the past
ng there is few years in getting improvements at the airfield. Driggers serves
.y system on the new Airport Advisory Board and stated that he has a good
g that will feeling about the future of the airport.

Cross City Welcomes New Postmaster
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
Cross City Post Office is
under new management with the
appointment of Stacy Mock to
the Postmaster position,"
replacing Fred Ackrum who
retired this past January 2005.
Mock began her career with '.-
the United States' Postal Service i -.
in 1996 in Madison where she
was a carrier. She held the
clerk's position in both Perry andf
Panama City until 2003 when she
was appointed Postmaster of the
Steinhatchee Post Office. April..
4d of this year, Mock received
the news of her` newest., .-
appointment to the Cross City
Mock and her three children, Toppicture
Caylan, 8, Cierra 4, and Chase 3, cc Post
still reside in Perry, but are GaOfficr)
Gang (l-r)
looking for a home here in Dixie Stacy .
County. "I am really looking Mock,
forward to becoming an active James
member of the- Dixie Bass,
6 Diane
community," Mock stated. "We King, Mike
are searching for a church now," Laporta &
she added. They hope to be Linda
settled in before the beginning of Lambert.
the next school year. Pictured
While Mock has experience Sright is'Mock
Stacy Mock
with both large and small post sitting at
offices, she stated that she has the hehn as
been overwhelmed b'y the warm the new
reception she has encountered Post- A
here in Dixie. She couldn't say master.
enough good things about her
team at the post office, Linda,
Mike, James and Diane, stating that they have been very helpful and great to work with. "I don't have
to tell them what to do, they know their jobs and get with it each morning," she stated. "I feel very
fortunate to have been chosen to head up the Cross City Office and hope that I can only live the
high standards they have already set," she added.
The Cross City Post Office serves 2,200 residents within the city limits.


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

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Hanoi Jane's last hurrah?
` There are those who sincerely believe that Jane Fonda is truly
soiry for her past indiscretions, both personal and political, and
that she is indeed a changed person. Actually, I hope this is true;
but the evidence is scant and her sincerity highly suspect if we are
tdbase it on what we've seen of her in the media here of late.
"-Hanoi Jane has recently resuscitated her celebrity status with
the release of her new book, entitled, My Life So Far. Two
co-secutive editions of "60 Minutes" on CBS gave her effort a big
senid-off. She also got the red carpet treatment from the New York
Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine and "Good Morning
Ainerica." Obviously, it's no problem getting a pass from sources
tliKt think you never did much of anything wrong in the first place.
But let's look at the record:
2-Not only did Jane Fonda's behavior circa 1972 jeopardize our
eTort in Vietnam,, it resulted in the mistreatment and death of
Amierican POW's. A personal acquaintance, the late Colonel
Richard "Pappy" Keirn, was a POW who suffered a great deal of
abpise for refusing to appear in a pro-communist, anti-US
propaganda piece with Jane Fonda, and there were many similar
instances. She went on Hanoi radio and condemned the American
effort in Southeast Asia, and she reported that American.POW's
vwee being treated well, when in fact the "Hanoi Hilton" where
they were kept made Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison look like a seaside
: So, what did Hanoi Jane's "apology" consist of? She said she
wvas belatedly embarrassed at having been photographed, obviously
efijoying herself while parking her perky little butt on an enemy
airaft gun.
: Big deal. No mention, though, of being sorry about causing the
abuse of American POW's, contributing to anti-US propaganda,
aind generally giving aid and.comfort to the enemy in a time of war,
another name for which is treason. Because Vietnam was not an
officially declared war, she was immune to the charge on that
technicality, however, her junket to Hanoi was still a violation of
US law at the time,, yet apparently owing to her celebrity status, she
wasn't charged.
A significant aside here: Our country hasn't been in a declared
war since 1945, though our government qualifies several periods
since then as wartime service for military personnel. The formal
declaration of war has become an anachronism that belongs in the
history books. The legal definition of treason should be revised to
reflect this fact.
: The subject matter of her interviews centered around a rather
bizarre sex life, including setting ex-husbands up with
"threesomes," and I'm not talking about playing golf. And of
course, she was never challenged when she blamed Richard Nixon
for policies that were implemented on Lyndon Johnson's watch.
Did anybody ask her who bankrolled the anti-nuclear power
propaganda piece entitled, "The China Syndrome"? Or ask her if
she was ashamed of having called Soviet dissident and author (The
Gulag Archipelago, 1956) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn a traitor-
obviously to the communist cause, which was her cause, not his?
: As I see it, it's not the lesser sins she has acknowledged and for
which she has offered perfunctory apologies, it is the more
significant transgressions that she has swept under the rug.
It was painfully obvious that the liberal media weren't taking
hr to task with their friendly chats and softball questions. Instead,
they were giving her a few million bucks worth of publicity for her
I thought syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin stated it rather
sulccinctly when she described Hanoi Jane as having contracted "an
acute case of Aging Celebrity Hippie Syndrome." Doggone, wish
I'd have thought of that line!

Letter to the Editor
It's been more than six months since the last hurricane ravaged
our state, yet as many as 140,000 Floridians still have unsettled
claims on severely damaged homes or worse some Floridians have
no homes and are trying to start over. Insurance companies have
provided data showing about 93 percent of hurricane claims have
been settled. Although I'm pleased for the 93 percent who have
been taken care of, as Florida's Chief Financial Officer I'm focused
on getting the remaining seven percent of the claims resolved before
the next hurricane season starts on June 1st.
I've been holding town hall meetings in each of the areas
affected by last year's storms, including Pensacola, Punta Gorda,
Sebastian, Ft. Pierce and Orlando. We've brought consumer service
teams along with insurance company representatives to each of
these meetings so that frustrated policyholders could speak with
someone face-to-face. In the five meetings held so far, I have
listened to and talked with ,more than 2,500 homeowners. In many
cases, we have been able to move these victims' claims forward by
helping homeowners cut through months of corporate red tape in a
matter of hours.
While pleased by our progress, I know more could be done.
That's why I proposed an emergency rule to expedite the resolution
of open insurance claims. This rule, approved by the governor and
the Cabinet, grew from much of the testimony heard during my
town hall meetings and the more than 350,000 calls fielded by our
department. -Under the emergency rule, insurers must settle and pay
all outstanding claims resulting from last year's storms by April 18,
2005, or provide a detailed and compelling explanation as to why
they could not.
This rule will help bring closure to storm victims and provide
them with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. The timing
of this rule will also ensure that the residents who live in the areas
hardest hit have ample time to use insurance settlements to prepare
their property for the upcoming hurricane season.
In order to protect their lives and property, and avoid some of
the horror stories I have witnessed, I am encouraging all Floridians
to prepare for this year's storms now. This includes reviewing your
insurance policies and verifying the up-to-date value of your
property; considering flood insurance if your area has been known
to flood or if you are vulnerable to a hurricane storm surge;
considering "law and ordinance" coverage if your house does not
meet present building codes; and reviewing the actual amount of
your hurricane deductible. Your insurer should be able to help you
with these matters. There is also a wealth of information available
on our department's website at While I continue
our work to bring a resolution to last year's hurricane season, I urge
all Floridians to take advantage of these final months of preparation
before hurricane season. The more time spent planning and
preparing now, the greater the chances of avoiding the heartbreak I
have seen in the eyes of fellow Floridians.
Tom Gallagher-FL Chief Financial Officer

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Baptist News
Sunday was another
beautiful day, and we had a
good turnout. Our choir did a
commendable job, as well as
the children's group who then
blessed, us with some special
songs. We really appreciate
these youngsters who share
their talents for God's glory.
With God's leading, Bro. Billy
then did a fine job bringing His
message from Mark 12:41-44.
It is always good to be in the
Lord's house!
There will be a Mid-Year
Associational Meeting at
Grace Baptist Church on
Thursday, April 14th: On
Saturday, April 16th, there will
be a Youth Rally at New Hope
Baptist Church at 6:00 P. M.
We look- forward to our
monthly NPBC Fellowship
Supper at the church annex on
April 20th. We're also looking
forward with much
anticipation to our Spring
Revival, which is scheduled to
run April 25th-30th; please be
much in prayer as we enter this
season of God's work.
We were much pleased to
again have visitors Sunday,
and urge you to come back and
bring somebody with you, as
we welcome all visitors. As
the week progresses, please
continue your prayers for our
military personnel, our
country's leaders, and all the
many folks on the church
prayer lists here at home. Have
a good week, and may God
bless and keep you safe.

Violent Behavior and Video

Games: A Real Link
By Nahaln Singleton
Cross City, Fla. Many kids love to play video games. Not all
games are violent, but a great number of them are. Because of the
violence, games now are rated so that parents can help their
children choose games that are

Help their children choose
.games to buy, and it is almost
impossible for parents to know
., what games their children are
playing at a friend's house.
Over the past few years, school
shootings and other violent
crime cases have been linked to
violent video games.
S.... Games can be just like
drugs: addictive. When kids
spend hours and hours playing
games where assault and killing
Nathan Singleton are the objectives, it is not
unusual for them to become
disrespectful and aggressive. The idea of getting "killed" and then
starting over with a "new man" causes kids to think that death is no
permanent thing. "Killing" your opponent is COOL and there are
no consequences! This is wrong!
Over the years, the makers of video games are trying to make
the coolest games so that kids will want to buy them. It seems the
games are getting more and more violent. The game makers don't
care. They just want to sell games.
So who is responsible? Up to a certain age, the parents have to
make those decisions for the kid. When kids are old enough, they
have to take responsibility for choosing games that are, fun but not
going to put them in a "murdering mindset". Just recently in a
neighboring county, a fourteen-year-old boy literally beat up a
two-year-old toddler. His reason: he was acting out a certain video
game! Who is responsible .here? The fourteen-year-old! Come
on, kids, wake up! You are responsible for your own behavior.
Play games that are fun, but not mind-altering.
Nathan is.a 6th grader at Ruth Rains Middle School and wrote this
article as part of Mrs. Caresse Pridgeon's Language Arts grade. He is
the son of Jeff Singleton &'Robin Singleton.

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Dixie County

Jail Loci
JUVENILE, 17, LJocal Resident, '
Resisting Without Violence.
MALONE, JOE, 60, Local Resident, -
Crash, Leaving Scene W/Injuries,
DWLS/R (2nd), Refusing to Sign.
Resident, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Possession -20 -
Grams Marijuana.
Resident, VOP Petit Theft,
Possession of Alcohol By A Minor,
No Valid Drivers License.
Local Resident, VOP DWLS/R.
Resident, VOP False Name.
COCHRAN, DONNA,. 48, Local
Resident, VOP Trafficking In
Resident, Stalking.
Resident, VOP 2cts. of Drug
Resident, VOP Warrant.
Resident, VOP DWLS/R.
Resident, VOP Felony Battery.
Resident, Exploitation of Elderly
BYRD, JASON, 19, Local Resident,
Aggravated Battery.
County Resident, VOP Worthless
Checks Levy, Worthless Checks -
STOKES, BRIAN, 26, Out of County
Resident, Housed For Levy Co.
Resident, Sent. State Bed, VOP -
DWLS/R Felony.
GATH, JASON, 30, Local Resident, ,-
Dealing In Stolen Property.
TROUPE, WILLIAM, 49, Local :
Resident, Dealing In Stolen Property.'
HATCH, MARVIS, 62, Local
Resident, DUI.
Dealing'ln Stolen Property.
Resident, Aggravated Assault
w/Deadly Weapon, Firearmr By
Convicted Felon.
JUVENILE, 16, Local Resident,
Aggravated Battery. '
Resident, Disorderly Intoxication, ;
Possession of Cannabis,
NORRIS, BRIAN, 24, Local
Resident, DUI, DWLS/R.

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Cross City Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinking Water Standards

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you
have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received on 2/10/05 show that
our system exceeds the standardss, or maximum contaminant levels) (MCL), for Disinfection Byproducts which include
Total Trihalomethanes. The standard for Total Trihalomethanes is .080mq/L. The level of total Trihalomethanes was found
at .104mg/L.

What should I do?

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health
concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, Some people who drink
water containing Disinfection Byproducts in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their
liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What happened?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water and creates the Disinfection

What is being done?
The Cross City Water Treatment Plant is working with our Engineers & the Department of Environmental Protection to
resolve this issue. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 12 months.

For more information, please contact Ferrell 'Cricket' Spurlin at (352) 498-5488 or Mike Cassidy at (352) 498-3079. Town
of Cross City, P.O. Box 417,, Cross City, FL 32628.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received
this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by
posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Cross City WTP.
State Public Water System ID# 2150243
Date Distributed 3/30/05

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Public S

Information An

Events For The Week Of:
April 141th April 20th

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
* 55 Alive Volunteer Instructors
Needed Previous experience is
of no consequence, training
sessions provided. Call: 352-
* 2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
* Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with, flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
* Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Jannette
Martin at 352-379-2929.,
* Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
* Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations ,,,
* Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday 'at the old-Old Town
School, corner of SR'55A and
CR 349.
* Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every second Thursday
from 10:00am- 12:00noon.
* Toll -Free Rape -& Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will 'answer the hotline number
24'hours a day, 7 days a week.
* United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:



Meetings & Events
* AL-ANON Family Group AA
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
* Dixie Amateur Radio Klub -
3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. Call: 498-3306.
* Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
* Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
* Dixie County Historical
Society 3rd Monday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. Call: 498-
* Dixie County Woman's Club -
2"n Thursday at 7 p.m.
u Dixie 'Horseman's
Association every 3rd Tuesday
at 7 p.m. at the Cypress Inn.
* 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
S11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
i Levy County Horse Club -
2"' Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Olde Boarding House
Restaurant in Trenton.
* Man-ToMan Prostate
Cancer Group meeting 3rd
Wednesday of each month from
7- 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-295-6787
(Press 2) Ext. 114.
SNA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
2nd & 4th 'Thursday nights at 8
Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd Saturday
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Shamrock Masonic Lodge.
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.

Pure Water Wilderness Meeting
To Be Held April 20
There will be a meeting of the Board of Directors of Pure
Water Wilderness, the Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy Tourism Development
Board, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fanning
Springs City Hall in Fanning Springs.
The public is invited to attend. Please call (352) 463-3467 for
more information.

Koi Club Meeting
Nature's Coast Koi & Water Garden Club will hold its regular
meeting or Sunday, April 17 at the home of Judy Benton 9350 SW
62nd Court Trenton, FL. The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. We will
have as our 'guest speaker, Karen Wright, from Purina Mills. She
will be speaking on Koi nutrition.
Call (352) 463-6805 or 542-8925 for directions.

for buying my hog at
the Suwannee River
Livestock Show &
Sale. Thank you for
your continued
support for the youth
of our county.
Thanks, Duane Lord


for buying my hog
at the
Suwannee River
Show & Sale.
Your continued support
for the youth of our
county is greatly

Thanks, Justin Lord
Wild Ones 4-H



Jackson Water Hole Park Annual
Celebration Set For April 16th
The Annual Jackson Water Hole Park Celebration is set for
April 16'h, 2005 beginning at 11:00 AM at the Park located
approximately two miles north of Horseshoe Beach on SR 351
(Horseshoe Road).
The Jackson Water Hole Park was created by the Dixie County
Historical Society to memorialize the place where Andrew "Old
Hickory" Jackson and his troops stopped to camp and water their
horses during a raid on the Seminole Indians in 1818.
Each April the Society. holds it's Annual Celebration in the
Park. There will be door prizes, cake auction, live music, and
Centurion Plaques presented.
Lunch will be held with fresh fish, swamp cabbage, grits,
baked beans, hush puppies, dessert and drink for only $5.00.
Come share a good time and good food.
For more information call Annie Lee Osteen at 498-3718 or
.-Evonne Cline 498-3128.

Act In Time To Prevent Heart
Attacks & Strokes
Learn how to survive a heart attack at a special workshop to be
held at the Dixie County Library Cross City April. 12th and April
26th from 10-11 AM.
The workshop will be conducted by the Florida Department of
Health and will include a one-hour session and video presentation
on how to recognize heart attack warning signs and how to save
your life or someone else's.
For more information call 352-493-6774.

Meeting Notice of the Dixie Soil &
Water Conservation Board
The Dixie Soil & Water Conservation District Board will hold
their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at
6:30 PM.
The meeting will be held at the Cypress Inn Restaurant. (no
purchase necessary)

Hee-Haw Reunion Set

For May 27
A Hee-Haw Reunion has been set for may 27 with the
proceeds from this event going to Gloria Gilbert to help with
her medical costs. All classes that have participated in previous
Hee-Haw productions are, urged to participate.
SThere is alko a, 'r.awing being held for a Diamond ring,
valued at $500. Tickets are $1.00 each.
For more information contact Melody Rollison at 498-1939
or Pearl Snellgrove at 498-2354. Tickets can be picked up at
the Advocate office for anyone wishing to help sell them.

Family Caregiver Support Program
April Events for Dixie County
April 12: Family Caregiver Support Group, Cross City
Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 1991 S.W. Cedar Street,
Cross City, 2:00 p.m. Respite reimbursement opportunities are
available for this group. For more information, please call Sandra
at 1-800-717-3277.
April 14: FREE "Disaster Preparedness Training Part II," Dixie
County Library, 16238 S.E. Hwy. 19, Cross-City, 12:30 p.m.
Respite reimbursement opportunities are available for this event.
For more information, please call Marni at 1-800-717-3277 or
Cindy Bellot at 352-498-1219.

Steinhatchee Garden Club To
Hold Tablescapes Luncheon
The Steinhatchee Garded Club is having a Tablescapes
Luncheon on April 23, 2005 from 11:00 Am to about 2:30 PM.
Laura Mock of Perry will be doing flower arrangements and
each of the tables will be decorated by a Garden Club Member
with a different theme.
Lunch will be served at about 12:00. The lunch will be quiche,
fruit, salad and key lime pie; About 2:00 PM we will auction off
the arrangements.
Tickets are $10 and the proceeds go to sending children to
summer camp. Call Linda Johnson at 352-498-5806 or Char
Chauncey at 352-498-0214 for tickets. Everyone is invited to do not need to be a member to attend. It is ALOT of


for purchasing my hog at the Suwannee River
Fair. Thank your for your continued interest
in the youth of our area.
Sincerely, Jillian Gee


Association To
Steinhatchee Community
Projects Board, Inc. will be
hosting an appreciation dinner
to express thanks from our
community to Mr. David
Curtis, the Steinhatchee Water
Association Board and
Dinner will be held at the
Steinhatchee Community
Center at 7 PM, Saturday,
April 16'.
We hope everyone will
attend. Dinner will be Pot
Luck so please bring a dish to
share. This is our community's
opportunity to meet and thank
the people who provide us with
our water. Please join us.

North Central
The North Central Native
American Council, Inc. is
seeking members. Call 542-

The time has come once
again for our annual covered
dish dinner reunion. The
dinner is to be held in loving
memory of Columbus and
Maggie Johnson on April 16th
at 1:00 PM at the home of
Rosa Lee Johnson on road
351A in Shamrock, Fl.
Please make plans to join
us on this very special day.
Looking forward to seeing
Rosa Lee Johnson

Preserve It
Join us on Tuesday, April
26th for a food preservation
workshop. It will be held from
9:30 AM until 12:00 noon at
the Levy County Extension
Office in Bronson.
The workshop will cover
canning fruits and vegetables
(boiling water bath and.
pressure), jams and jellies, and
pickles for the novice and act
as an update for the
Canning recommendations
have changed during the past
few years, so you won't want
to miss out getting this new'
information first hand.
Seating is limited. Please
call Penny Bailey at 352-486-
5131 to reserve your seat now..
There is a $3.00 fee for the
workshop. You may just pay at
the door.
All through the long win-
ter, I dream of my garden.
On the first day of spring,
I dig my fingers deep into
the soft earth. I can feel
its energy, and my spir-
its soar.
-Helen Hayes


3 Days Only- April 14th, 15th & 16th
New Models Arriving Daily & We Are Overstocked!
Up to 60% Off On Discontinued Items, Unclaimed
Lay-a-Ways, & Scratch & Dent Merchandise.
Many Prices Too Low to Advertise On Name Brands
Like Fender, Ibanez, Alvarez, Dean & Crate

Final Chapter
Bring Your Lawn Chairs & Enjoy
Live Music Under The Trees
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26626 S. 19 Highway (across from the Weigh Station) Old Town

Sweet April showers/Do
spring May flowers.
-Thomas Tusser


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iLost Sheep Ministries
"Wiere every sheep will #e fed!"

Sunday Fellowship 10am, Service 11am
24 Hour Phone Number (352) 812-3754

28 NE 592 St. (Chavous Rd.) Old Town
Pastor: Assoc. Pastor
John Lacondrata Leo John Perrault
(352) 812-3754 (24-Hours) (352) 498-4114


Old Town Elementary School
April 2005 Cub Calendar
4-22 Kindergarten Field Trip
4-25 Mid Nine Weeks Report Home
4-26 Child Study 1:00 PM
4-27 Early Release Day 12:40 PM

fiardcing Bears Band

Calendar of Events


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Drtlm major Audltlois 3:00 to 5:00

RRMS Rangers
April 2005 Calendar
4-19 BB/SB SMAC Tournament @ Williston
4-20 FFA Meeting
Friendship Pictures
4-21 BB/SB SMAC Tournament @ Williston
Friendship Pictures
Track Intramurals
4-22 BB/SB SMAC Tournament @ Lake Butler
Earth Day
4-27 Club Day
Early Release Day 12:35

Attention Youth & Youth
Group Leaders
Dixie County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes are
excited to sponsor a "Youth Crusade for Christ". The event will be
held on April 21 and 22 in the'Dixie County High School
Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The band
"Burning Bridges" will present the worship music.
Evangelist Austin Rammel of Charlotte, North Carolina will
be the guest speaker. Free pizza will be available on Thursday
night. Door prizes will be given on Friday night. Come both nights
and sign up for the drawing on Friday night. Bring your friends
and enjoy an exciting time of worship and praise.
Call 386-935-2629 or 352-498-3881 for more information.
Adult youth leaders and/or pastors are asked to attend a
counselor's session in the DCHS Library at 6:00 p.m. each
evening. God is moving, don't miss this opportunity to worship
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Please be aware that Take Stock In Children applications are
still available for your child.
If you would like to know more about this program, please
contact Kathryn Mclnnis at 498-6407 or 542-7377.

Summer Food Program
Dixie District School Food Service will be sponsoring the
Summer Food Service Program beginning June 1, 2005 and
continuing through July 27, 2005. This summer we will be serving
five days a week, Monday through Friday. The program is similar
to the National School Lunch Program.
It provides nutritionally balanced meals to children regardless
of race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, age, or national origin
during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children 18 years old and younger, both enrolled
and non-e'nrolled in school, are eligible for FREE meals. '
The deadline for site registration is May 27, 2005. If you are
interested in having a site in your area, please contact Linda
Fowler, Food Service Coordinator at 352-498-1295.

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MONDAY APRIL 18- Students Return To School!
Beefaroni w/Hot Rolls or Corn Dog, Carrot & Raisin Salad or
Mixed Veggies, Apple Crisp or Fruit Juice, Milk.
TUESDAY APRIL 19- Chicken Stir-Fry w/Rice or BBQ Beef on
Bun, California Blend Veggies, Peach Crisp or Fruit Juice, Milk.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 Taco w/Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese or
Deli Turkey on Bun w/Trimmings, French Fries, Fruit or Fruit
Juice, Ranger Cookie, Milk.
THURSDAY APRIL 21 Breaded Pork Patty w/Rice & Gravy,
Cornbread, or Cheeseburger on Bun w/Trimmings, Green, Lima
Beans, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
FRIDAY APRIL 22"- Pizza or Manager's Choice, French Fries,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Students Receive 4th Nine Weeks Interim Reports
*Hat Day Buy a $1.00 Coupon To Wear Your Favorite Hat!
LOOKING AHEAD: Wednesday, April 27, Early Release at
12:25 P.M.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

Smith Fundraising Nears $400,000 Mark
Candidate.Posts Strong Quarter Despite Having to End Fundraising at Start of Legislative Session

ALACHUA Senator Rod Smith of Alachua
has raised $396,906 for his Democratic
gubernatorial contest, according to the
campaign's 1st quarter finance disclosure report
which will be filed with the state next week.
In addition to almost $349,000 in
contributions made directly to his gubernatorial
fund, Smith's fundraising total includes
approximately $48,000 transferred from his state
senate campaign account.
After expenses, Smith has more than
$360,000 on hand for his upcoming campaign.
The disclosure report, which covers the period of
January 1, 2005 through.March 31, 2005, shows
Smith received over 1000 contributions to his
gubernatorial campaign from all across Florida
since he announced his candidacy at the end of

Smith's strong showing comes despite the
fact that, as a state legislator, Smith is precluded
by Senate rules from fundraising during Florida's
legislative session, which began on March 8.
The legislative session is still underway. Smith
will resume fundraising at the conclusion of the
"We are very gratified by the strong financial
support Rod Smith is receiving from all across
Florida," said Joe Perry, finance director for
Smith's campaign. "Democrats are going to fight
hard to win back the governor's office, and they
know that Rod Smith is our party's strongest
candidate," said Perry. "He represents the
Democrats' best chance to win in November

Each year, more than 35,000 children and
adults are diagnosed. with leukemia and other
diseases for which a blood stem cell or bone
marrow transplant may be the only chance for a
cure. But finding a donor can be difficult: Only
30 percent of patients searching for a donor
match will find one within their families.
The remaining patients will turn to the
National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), an
organization that works to connect patients with
matching bone marrow or blood cell donors. The
NMDP facilitates an average of more than 2,500
life-saving bone marrow and blood cell
transplants each year.
"Over the last decade, the NMDP Registry
has grown significantly, which means more
patients than. ever before receive transplants for
life-threatening diseases,"' explains Auayporn
Nademanee, M.D., associate director,. Division of
" Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell
Transplantation at City of Hope Cancer Center.

Thank You

Megan Hunt
Miss Dixie Princess
!,:' Thank you Mrs. Roxanne Jones for helping me
Dixie Pageant. I would have never made it without yo
for taking the time to help me learn my dance routine
clothes ,and make-up. Also thank you to Katie
Megan Hunt, Miss Dixie Princess

"But it is important to. recognize that there is still
a great need for additional donors, especially
ethnic minorities."
Matching donors are usually found within the
same ethnic group. Of the 5.5 million potential
volunteer donors listed on the Registry, less than
half are ethnic minorities. There is a particular
need for African American, Latino, American
Indian and Pacific Islander donors.
Joining the Registry is easy:
-Find a local donor center or recruitment
group by calling 1-800-MARROW-2 or visiting
-Complete a brief health questionnaire
-Sign a form consenting to have your tissue
type listed on the Registry until your 61st
-Provide a small blood sample, which will be
tested to determine your tissue type
For more information on registering, call 1-
800-MARROW-2 or visit w

Boyd Staff
Holds Office
Hours April
of Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will be
:visiting Cross City on the
'second Thursday of every
month so the people of Dixie
/ County have the opportunity to
/ personally discuss issues
concerning them.
IT Congressman Boyd's staff
is trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues relating
to various federal agencies. It
is important to the
Congressman that his. staff is
available for those who are not
able to travel to either his
U ,M Panama City or Tallahassee
Office Hours with
Congressman Boyd's Staff
in the Miss Thursday, April 14, 2005
uin the Miss 10:00am -- 12:00pm
u. Thank you County Commission Board
and with my Room
and Vickie Room
in the Courthouse
Cross City

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incident in which numerous
weapons were removed from
Red and Kim Hodge's home in
Old Town.
During the investigation
officers were given the names
of two individuals who were in
the process of selling some
guns. Officers met with the
sellers and found the guns for
sale to be some of the. ones
taken from the Hodge home.
A search at the homes of the
suspects, William Stroup and
Jason Gath, led to their arrest
when several of the Hodge
weapons were found in their
possession. A third suspect,
Thurman Dunnway, was
identified by a .witness who
had been asked to help hide the

Jason Gath, 30, William
Stroupe, 49, and Thurman
Dunaway, 40 were all arrested
and taken to the Dixie County
Jail where they were charged
with Dealing In Stolen
The second case involved
the assault of an Old Town
woman, Angel Rogers, 21 and
her month old child who she
was holding at the time of the
A report filed by the DCSO
states that David Chester
Lovvorn, 39, of Old Town got
into a verbal argument that
ended with him allegedly
slapping Rogers and then
firing a gun at her feet. It also
stated that he threaten to "blow
her head off."

When officers arrived at
the Lovvom home they found
a bullet hole in the floor, that
had been covered up with a
piece of plywood and a rug.
Lovvorn, a convicted felon,
was transported to the Dixie
County' Jail where he was
charged with. Aggravated
Assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon.

The use of the Suwannee River dates even
further back as William Bartram wrote in his
journal, dated 1774, of witnessing Indians using
the Suwannee River to transport trade goods from
Cuba and the Bahama Islands. In 1818, General
Andrew Jackson and his engineer, Hugh Young
wrote of their battles with the Seminole Indians
at "Bowleg's Old Town on the Suwannee River."
The accounts of the Suwannee and its uses as
a major route to and from the Gulf of Mexico are
countless. It was Evonne Cline, Dixie County
Historian and Charter Member of the Dixie
County Historical Society along with fellow
researchers from the Bureau of Historic
Preservation in Tallahassee who were able to
gather enough information to make positive and
accurate accounts of the fort, giving it historical
The Dixie County Historical Society met with
members of the Suwannee Chamber of
Commerce and shared their findings of the old

Continued from page 1
Judy received her Masters of Education from
Florida Atlantic University. Traveling abroad,
Judy taught art in Japan from 1967-1971 on a
military base; an experience she still treasures
today. Adding to her adventures, Judy moved to
Dixie County where she bought and ran
Suwannee Gables Restaurant until 1989 when
she sold the landmark restaurant and went back
to teaching.
Judy is a champion for students young and
old alike. She truly enjoys meeting people and
being able to help them find direction and to 'set
reachable goals for themselves. Judy noted that
one of the Centers drawing cards besides
location, is its "hometown" feel. "There is
something about being close to home that gives
you added comfort and confidence," Judy said.
Students who have taken advantage of the
"home base" campus stated it is a big
,convenience for*them to be able to register for

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Arts & Craft Vendors, Games. Contests,
Rides & Classic Cars by Tri-County Cruisers

Saturday, April 30

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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fort. Excited, the Chamber agreed to help with
the cost of the marker, bringing the history of the
fort from the depths in which it had sunk, back to
the shores which it protected for those many
The marker is located at the Community
Center due to the fact that the Department of
Historical Preservation mandates that all
historical markers be placed where it is most
visible in order for visitors to see. This past
Saturday, the marker was unveiled by Historical
President Hoyt "Buddy" Lamb with onlookers
from the Society, Chamber, and community. In
true Dixie County style, a chicken and rice dinner
was cooked and served by Suwannee Chamber/
members; after all, any great occasion needs to lye
celebrated with good food and good fellowship/
As the marker states, while time and tides
destroyed all traces of the fort, the river remains
an important part of Dixie County as i4 now
. carries fishermen and sportsmen. /

classes without having to make the lng drive to
Lake City. Access to a local number which
students can use to call the college directly is
another plus the Center offers./ Counseling,
advice, admissions, paper work and registration;
it can all be done at the Dixie/Center, just like
you'were on the LCCC campus/itself.
For more information on tlhe.Center and what
it has to offer, you may call/98-2903, Monday-
Friday, 8:30-4:00; Judy wil/.be happy to answer
your questions.
The success stories are/many coming from the
Dixie Center these past five years. In a time of
budget cuts it's nice/to know that LCCC
recognizes the need /for such a Center and
continues to provide 'this invaluable service to
area residents.
Many thanks for the past five years....and
here's to many more!

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wedding Announcement

Jennifer Kennedy and Kenny Parrott
Jp;. aud Derek would like to invite you to attend the up coming
marriage of they mom Jennifer Kennedy to Kenny Parrott. The
wedding is ,going to be on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 2:00 at the
Putnam' ross City. There will be a reception that follows
at OQean Pond. All friends and family are invited to spend this
special day with Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Parrott.
They are registered at Wal-Mart.

Happy 30th Anniversary,

Jackie & Clifford Stinson
S "very Heartbeat"
Dear Jackie,
You are my every heartbeat, my greatest love. I cant pretend.
The depth of my, love for you will never end. You are my lover and
my friend.' You are where my. troubles.end and my love begins.
You not only lift me to touch the sky, but to reach beyond it, to
cast away my, chains and locks. .Nothing seems impossible when
you're' with me arid that's the way it will always be.
Love Clifford b t Ioc ur4b of 3our

i'-Aic e q t biW% unbar

Joanie Marie Forehand And Justin Buford
Mr. and Mrs. John Forehand are proud to announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Joanie
Marie to Justin Buford, son of Elizabeth Duke.
Joanie is a graduate of DCHS and attending Lake City College.
Justin is a graduate of DCHS and currently employed at Tire
The wedding is set for May 14, 2005 at Pentecostal Holiness
Church at 4:00 P.M.
All friends and relatives are invited.

Behold The
Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
Continued from "Like one to
Him" when we fully see Him AS
HE IS, in that climactic moment
there shall be that final rending
from the old, and a coming forth
into the new. I the Day of the
Lord, say That is what makes HIS
APPEARING a necessity in this
hour, and we cannot "spiritualize"
away His coming to us. It is true,
we shall see Him in His composite
body of believers ,. but this
revelation of Christ through His
body can only come after He has
first appeared to His body, and
brought them into the fullness of
His image, as He is.
Otherwise all we shall ever
see in one another is the "in part"
measure, just as we have seen it all
these many past years. Until He is

Judge Koberlein Hosts Third Circuit Judges
Meeting in Cross City
The' Clief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit schedules a meeting of all judges in the Circuit
almost every month. At Dixie County Judge Fred Koberlein's request, this month's meeting was held
in Cross City for the first time in many years. "I have been a judge for 29 years." said Judge Vernon
Douklas;,rthis i8'onily'the second meeting that -e haje had in Dixie County.'I'look forward to
returfi ." ... '

manifested AS HE IS, whatever
we are going to be is not yet made
visible. Thus, "your life is HID
with Christ in God. When Christ,
who is our life, shall appear, then
shall ye also appear with Him in
glory". (Colossians 3:3-4) .
I the day of the Lord, say it
doesn't take much observation to
see how much of our own
confession is out of the carnal
mind, under the influence of the
old creation order, and how little
of our confession springs from the

50th Wedding Anniversary

Vernon and Ginnie Boyd

Vernon & Ginnie Boyd will celebrate 50 good years on April

16, 2005. Here's to 50 more...

indwelling mind of Christ, and the
life of the new creation. We are
still trying to tie the two realms
together, mixing up the past with
the future.
And it is written "a double
minded man is unstable in all his
ways" (James 1:8) I the day of the
Lord, say Therefore the Holy
Spirit is working in His
apprehended ones, to bring them
to that full experience of a "single
eye" before God", if thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be

full of light". There was a man
recorded in John 9:25, who said,
"one thing I know, that, whereas I
WAS BLIND, now I see". Please
stay up with me next week.

David & Rusty
Nationally known Gospel
Singer/Ventriloquist David
Mac Meeken, and his witty
wooden partner Rusty, will be
in concert at 11:00 AM, April
24, 2005 at Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church, CR 232 in
Bell, FL.
David & Rusty travel full-
time from Florida to
California. They have brought
a lot of laughter and joy to
audiences across America
through their personal
appearances, and on television
with their Christian humor and
Southern Gospel style singing.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information call



Service To Be

Held May 1st
First Missionary Baptist
Church of Cross City would
like to invite everyone to our
Pastor A.L: Powers
Appreciation Service on May
1, 2005 beginning at 12:00
Please come and bring
someone with you!

Sitting (left to right) Judge Slaughter-Suwannee County, Circuit Judge Douglas, Circuit Judge Peach, &
Circuit Judge Fina. Standing (left to right) Judge Land-Lafayette County, Judge Koberlein, Judge Davis-
Haysil(pao CQunty, & Circuit Judge Bean.
The meeting was'held in the Jury Room of the Dixie County Courthouse. Present were, Circuit
Chief Judge JdliknhCollins from Lake City, Circuit Judge James Bean from Perry, Circuit Judge
Vermnn Douglas frm Lake City, newly appointed Circuit Judge David Fina from Live Oak, Circuit
Judgo John Peach .from Jasper, County Judge R.B. Davis from Hamilton County, County Judge
"Ha*" Land from nLafayette County, County Judge William Slaughter from Suwannee County, and
our county jitdg'e, Fred Koberlein.
The meeting covered a variety of issues such as: Availability of Traffic Hearing Officers; Parent
Education cotirses; Dependency Mediation; Court Security; and Legislative issues.
After thh meeting, the Judges adjourned to City Park. There, the judges were greeted by Donna
Kay Uones, Judge Koberlein's judicial assistant, and some representatives from the Dixie County
Clerk of Court's Office. Members of the Third Judicial Circuit Family Law Advisory Group joined
the judges for lufilc. Coiiin' "Judge, Fred
Kobkrlein, was instrumental in
getti g them to come here. "At
the las meftin& I offered Dixie
barb4 ed-' ris. 'a chicken and "
all tle-Tlixkgs." I lofd them that,
"'Fi. i igs included swamp....... .
cabbage.'"- Judge Koberlein
wanlt Fverybody to know that he .
recei e.d plenty of help. "P.J. '
Hope'.Cco6ed -the ribs and
chicltea.'~,'6Pinty' Commissioner '
"Big.John"'Driggers provided the
swarip -cabbage;, ,the Dixie ....- ---
Schopll Board" Food Service
Department provided fresh baked -:'-. --- "
yeas roll, sa'~nd members of Left to right: Donna Kay Jones, Judge Koberlein & Cissy Cobb, dish
Cou, AdmiiAistration provided up the vittles.
deserts. Many of our-guests had not eaten swamp cabbage; most that tried it said they would be back
for nrore." !
After lunch most of the judges stayed for a Family Law Advisory Group meeting. FLAG is circuit
wideigroup that receives input from all phases of family law cases, attorneys, judges, clerks, mediators
and other interested persons. It meets quarterly to assist all family courts to function more smoothly.
Judgg Koberlein has been a member of FLAG since its inception. "When the FLAG was started, I was
a practicing family law attorney; now I get to see some of the improvements from the other side of the
bar. am pleased to have hosted the group in Dixie County."

_. ,. eaos4 City Pentecost.a4 Hoines4 church
- -'-_ P.O. Bo /8O6- oo00 Paew Stet
sa5 rciw t e. 'L932628 ** (352) 498-0736

Service Times e ey,* f
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. DlDae oC T "
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:00 a.m. Dt ie D o1 %
(Children's Church (ages 3-11) a t Ueaqr-
Sunday Evening Worship.............6:00 p.m.
Youthquake (ages 12-18) ___
Wednesday Family Night..............7:30 p.m.
Missionette's & Boy's Club Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson

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



Daniel Graham

Holy Cross Catholic Church
CHURCH MASS Sunday 1 1:30 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

W/e/come ro Goa's House
off OLD rOw/v
Pastor Royce Hanshew
Church Office 542-7050
Sunday School ..........................9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship.....................1:00 A.M.
Evening Worship............. ..........6:00 P.M.
Wed. Bible Study......................7:00 P.M.
Knock and the door will open seek and you will find -
ask and you will be given life eternally.
Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In.

"-The Ch,-urch Wvith An Open Door-"
Sunday School ..9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship........................11:00A.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

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

A Friendly/ Loving Church

Rock Sink Baptist Church
73 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Terry Cranford Pastor
Bible Study 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship 11;00 A.M.
Discipleship Training................6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.
Prayer Service 7:00 P.M.
Choir Practice 7:45 P.M.

e"Aftr-a/ B ajitist Clhur/IC
'ies _t'qs ', -/ f ".f &" s ,* "-v/f /i s- -
.4 chur,-c, p '/,- re s e -ze'o is soVted A

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


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

"Come Let Us Worship
& Adore Him"

Children's Church

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Ph. (352) 498-2108
P.O. Box 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359

Sunday School...............10:00 AM
Morning Worship ..........11:00 AM
', Evening Worship.............6:00 PM
Prayer Meeting................7:00 PM
SAwana..............................6:30 PM Leon Holden, Pastor

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Under the surface... exposing your families hidden enemies
Join us for this 7-week in-depth Bible Study, as we expose the subtle but very dangerous enemies
thriving just beneath the surface in our relationships. God's word gives us many accounts of the
struggles of real families just like ours, and the opportunity to learn from them!
Plan Now To Attend -- Sunday, April 17 -- 5 P.M.

First Baptist Church Cross City, FL
Bible Study is taught by Angie Land
Please call the church office at (352) 498-5107 to register or for more
information. A nursery will be available.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

It is the beginning of spring, new life is
bursting out everywhere flowers are budding,
and new tree foliage is sprouting all over. The
smell of fresh cut green grass is in the air.
After the many challenges and world chaos
we survived, arrived, yet alive and free to
choose our own ways to live.
Lucille Stockton Life is a natural and spiritual journey, with
exciting, learning adventures. We should
celebrate every happy inspiring moment while traveling along the
way. Enjoy all the beauty, splendor and magic it has to offer. Take
pictures and write notes that you can share with others.
Happy abundant and bounteous living doesn't always mean
sharing money or financial gain, just small natural things can mean
so much to many. Do a kind deed for someone every day. It will
enrich your life as well as the other person. Love and graceful
living comes from the inside of people, and it shows on the
outside. Human facial expressions and body gestures tell many
stories about us. Remember the adage "Actions speaks louder than.
words." What we do speaks louder than what we say. Let's be
doers of the word, only what we do for Christ will last.
"Love Life And Live It"

In Loving Memory

Calvary Temple News
The family of Calvary Temple rejoices for the many new
families that God is sending our way. We thank God for those who
are being saved and turning their lives over to Christ. Calvary
Temple is a Pentecostal church. We firmly believe in our
Pentecostal heritage taken from God's Word.
However, the heart of Calvary Temple has never changed, and
that is reaching the lost for Christ. One can go to heaven sick, but
they cannot go to heaven lost. I believe that there are many people
who are looking for a church that believes as -we do.
A great appreciation for Pentecost, a belief in divine healing,
the baptism in the Holy Ghost, emotion and expression, etc. and
yet firmly holding fast to the priority of salvation. If that is you,'
please give Calvary Temple a visit and see if what God offers is
what your heart has been longing for.
Pastor Jim Hurst and congregation will eagerly embrace you
into this fellowship regardless of color, culture, background, etc.

Faith Baptist Church News
What a beautiful Spring day we had today. Bro. Jackie was
back after holding a revival for Scrub Creek, some of our folks
who had been out sick were able to be back too. God blesses Faith
and we are ever so thankful to Him for it.
Bro. Tommy McQueen did the special music in the morning
service accompanied by Chris Lord on the piano. Heather Fore did
the special for the evening service. Both did wonderful jobs.
Wednesday night is our regular monthly business meeting and
as Faith members, it is our duty to come out and help take care of
God's business. We hope to see you there.
Remember this week to pray for a friend or loved one,
especially those who are lost. There are so many in our community
with illnesses and also lots of those who are lost. So, let's pray for
them and take any opportunity to invite them to church. It may be
the only invitation they get.
We'll be looking for you on Wednesday night and again on
Sunday for Sunday School and church. May God bless you this
week and keep you healthy and happy. We love you here at Faith
and will be praying for you. If you visited with us today, we thank
God for sending you our way.


Youth Minister

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church is
looking for a part-time youth
minister to work with the
young people of our church.
If you are interested or
would like more information
on this position, please contact
Rev. Jimmy Corbin at 386-
935-3575 or send your resume
to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 429 Bell, FL. 32619

J.A. Harris Passed November 22, 2004
Home In Heaven
I'm safely home in heaven, Though I know you miss me so.
The'love I've always felt for you, within my heart still flows.
The spirit will remain with you, every single day. Appearing as
a rainbow, or as ocean waves at play.
I'm in the gentle rains that fall, and in the morning dew. All
you see that's beautiful reflects my love for you.
I didn't mean to cause you pain, my time had simply come. The
work that I was meant to do on earth had all been done.
I'm safely home in heaven, where eternal peace is mine. And
where, when God has called you, too, I'll be forever thine.
Mavis & the Harris & Eldridge families

The Word Made
"The Divine Trinity"
Continued from last week. I
the son of man, say the Apostolic
creed teaches thus: "I believe in
God, the Father Almighty, the
God of heaven and earth; and in
Jesus Christ His Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy
.Spirit and born from the Virgin
Mary. I believe in the Holy
Spirit". Etc...
The Nicene Creed teaches
thus: "I believe in one.God, the
Father Almighty, maker of heaven
and earth; and in one Lord Jesus
Christ, the only begotten Son of
God, born from the Father before
the AGES; begotten not made,
consubstantial with the Father, by
whom all things were made; who
came down from heaven and was
incarnate by the Holy Spirit from
the Virgin Mary, and became-
And (I believe) in the Holy
Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father
and the Son, who with the Father
and the Son, together is adored
and glorified; who spake through
the prophets". I the son of man,
say The Athanasian Creed teaches
thus: "The Catholic Faith is this:
we venerate one God in Trinity
and Trinity in Unity... There is
one Person of the Father, another
of the Son, and another of the
Holy Spirit...
The Father is uncreate,
immense, eternal, omnipotent
Gods and Lords, but one... The
Son is of the father alone, not
made, nor created, but begotten.
The Holy Spirit is from the Father
and the Son, neither made, nor
created; nor begotten, but
proceeding. I the son of man, say
in this Trinity none is before or
after; and none is greater or less,
but all three Persons are co-eternal
and co-equal.
But the people are compelled
by the Christian verity to
acknowledge every Person by
Himself to be God and Lord, so
the people are forbidden by the
Catholic religion to say there be
three Gods and Lords".
Love you, continued next

April comes like an idiot,
babbling and strewing
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

If Yor're Pregnant?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling
New Life Pregnancy &
Resource Center
Mon. & Thurs. 11am -4pm
Located Behind
First Baptist Church
Cross City, Fl
Ph. 498-7776


Cross City Dental, PA

Stephen M. Henry DMD

(352) 498-7001 David R. Schneck DMD

New Patients Welcome

S ,a- whiter 117 NE Hwy. 351
-- brighter Cross City, FL

ASS ?M SBL"7? O F" GOD )

"Join us for a visit, stay for a lifetime"
Sunday Worship ---- 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service ---7:00 P.M.
Kid's Church
Ages.3-5 & 6-12
Pastors.Jimn & Marion Hurst 498-3023

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. '
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6:00 P.M.
Pastor, J/ohn /Lunsf ord

fntersecftion ofSR 349 & CRP 35

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

A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

New Bible

Under the surface...
exposing your families
hidden enemies
Join us for this 7-week in
depth Bible study, as we
expose the subtle but very
dangerous enemies thriving
just beneath the surface in our
relationships. God's word
gives us many accounts of the
struggles of real families just
like ours, and the opportunity
to learn from them!
Plan now to attend
beginning Sunday, April 17 at
5pm, held at First Baptist
Church of Cross City. This
Bible study, taught by Angie
Land, is perfect for youth and
adults. Please call the church
office at (352) 498-5107 to
register or for more
information. A nursery will be

A ALet Us


Agape' Christian Center
"Where TouAre Known By TourLove"
River Road -- 66 SW 964th -- Old Town
Sunday Worship...................o...10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday.........................7:oo0 P.M. Bible Study
Wednesday...........7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday................7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting

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

W1.iStcof thev Sp C
(9 LM-reaLe v M giu6cirCew
"A Church Without Walls"
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town

Sunday Morning...........10:30 A.M.
Sunday Evening.............6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer...7:30 P.M.
Thursday Night..............:7:30 P.M.

Pastors TheadusA Benita Corbt ..... .

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
SRFirst Baptist Church
US 19 Cross City Ph. (352) 498-5107
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:45 AM
Mike Brown, Pastor Can Be Heard On Radio Station 101.7 FM- 11:00AM
Evening Worship 7:00 PM
/ have come that they s, RA's, 6:00 PMEDNESDAY
may have life, and have Youth Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 PM
it more abundantly. Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 PM
John 10:10. Adult Choir Practice 8:00 PM

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Imles North of Ol/d brown n SR 349
Danny Rogers,Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.; Worship Service -11:00 A.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 !

The First United Mell I sl Church
22 NE 1:38th St. -- Cross City, Florida
(behind the Courthouse)
(352) 498-3420 Church

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

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

NItTe tw PT roc spec t
BaEptisLt Chuirdch

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

Pastor Billy Robson
Jesus Is The Answer For Your Life

* '1


Louise Jernigan Coleman




Louise Coleman
Louise Jernigan Coleman, 95 of Trenton passed away Sunday.
April 10, 2005 at the Ayers Health and Rehab Center in Trenton" -
after a long illness. She was born in Milton, Florida and moved to.'
this area in 1937. She graduated High School in 1928 in Leesburg,'
attended Florida State when it was an all girl's school, and in 1941
she graduated from the University of Florida. Mrs. Coleman was'a
teacher in our Tri-County area for almost 40 years. She taught at
Trenton, Bell, Dixie County and High Springs. She also coached-'"
girls' basketball in Trenton.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton, Past; -I
President of the Trenton Woman's Club. She enjoyed reading and
doing crossword puzzles, but her favorite thing was to be with her .
grandchildren and support them in all that they do. She was a very
big supporter and fan of the University of Florida and an Atlanta _,,
Braves baseball fan.
Survivors include her daughter Lucy (Rod) Lacey of Trenton, ,,
Grandchildren Jim (April) Akins of Trenton and Jill Akins of ""
Trenton, 2 great grandchildren Logan Akins and Kinsey Akins; of
Service was held Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the
First Baptist of Trenton. Conducting the service was Reverend
Windell Bishop and Reverend Michael Killian. Burial followed at
the Trenton City Cemetery.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the' Education
Foundation of Gilchrist County, P.O. Box 1816, and Treniton,
Florida 32693. Roberts Downtown Chapel Funeral home
Arrangements By Ocala, Fl.

Martha Kate Curby
Martha Kate Curby passed away Thursday' April 7. in'
Stockbridge, GA. Martha was born in Knoxville, TN, on March -
25, 1938. She was preceded in' death by her husband James Curby:. '
Martha and James moved to Old Town in 1991 from Winterf
Garden, FL. '
She was a very loving person and would help anyone she.') -
could. Mrs. Curby is survived by her sister Lela Cooper: -,|;a'
Stockbridge, GA.; 5 half brothers, Tommy, Leonard, Paul, maidv-:.
Edward Nipper, and a fifth brother whose name is unknown; 31 "-"
children, Marcia, Brenda, and Jerry; 7 grandchildren, and 6 great
grandchildren; special friends and long time caregivers Greg and
Stephanie Mora.
Mrs. Curby was cremated at Clark's Funeral Home in Cairo, ,
GA. On April 10, and laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery.

Florida H. Frazier
Florida H. Frazier of Old Town, Florida was called to be with Z
her Lord on Monday, April 11th at age 89. She was born in., -
Dungannon, Virginia and lived in Andover, Virginia until she
moved to Orlando in 1977. She lived in Orlando until 1995 and
then moved to Ocala, Florida. She had resided with her daughter,
Jane, and her son-in-law, Joe, in Old Town since she had become
She was preceded in death by her husband Mesby Frazier and
her son Charles Frazier. She was a member of, the Methodist
Church of Andover, Virginia. Mrs. Frazier is survived by her
daughters; Jane Ann Boyd of Old Town, Florida, Brenda Frazier of
Ocala, Florida; twin sister Flora Grigsby of Ocala, Florida; brother
Oscar Lee Cox of Dungannon, Virginia; 7 grandchildren, and 17
Arrangements were made by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home'
in Orlando, Florida. Funeral services will be held at BaldwhEin- ,!
Fairchild Funeral Home, 7520 Aloma Ave. on April 14' at 2 P.M.
Rev. Billy Robson, pastor New Prospect Baptist Church of
Cross City, will conduct the services. Burial will be at the Chapel' -"
Hill Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. Visitation was held on April'f'"
13th. ,;

Bla,-tist Churc' -
Old Town Next Tc Tro 'a .s

Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11A.M. .
Evening Worship 6:P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M. '"R
Rev. Bobby Lindsey ;
Come Grow it/i Uas! 542-0801

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

Church of God:c

Sunday School 10:OOA.M. "
Morning Worship.....................11:00 A.M. '
Children's Church.................11:O A.M. ,
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M. I 't
Wednesday Family Training Hour ,. ,. I .
Adult & Teen Ministry, ', :.'%* :
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club ..
7:30 P.M. 1. ;
Nurser...y For A, sorWco. Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey ,
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor

Open Dora.

7Te Peopte ao t&e %dteds W'eth4dist surd
Sunday School..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m.



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

Updated Crest Predictions
LIVE OAK, FL, April 12, 2005 The Suwannee River at White Springs crested yesterday and is
expected to fall below flood stage there on April 17. The river is expected to crest today at Suwannee
The Withlacoochee River at Valdosta has crested and should begin to fall below flood stage on
April 14. The Alapaha River at Statenville has crested and is predicted to fall below flood stage on
April 18.
Meanwhile, the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers at other locations are expected to crest later this
week, at levels higher than those recorded during the flood of September/October 2004, according to
the National Weather Service (NWS).
For the safety and protection of persons, property, and the natural resources, a no-wake/idle speed
rule remains in effect on the Suwannee River from Branford to Fowlers Bluff, and on the lower Santa
Fe River.
Boaters are urged to voluntarily maintain reasonable speeds on the upper Suwannee and other
rivers and lakes, whether no-wake signs are posted or not.
The Suwannee River Water Management District does not institute or enforce no-wake rules.
Enforcement of the no-wake rule now in effect on rivers is the responsibility of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Questions or complaints regarding boating activities on
lakes should be directed to FWC or county sheriffs.
Residents who are unable to. reach their homes due to road flooding or other access issues should
contact their county emergency management coordinator or sheriff.
The following updated levels and crest dates have been issued by the NWS:
Station, Flood Stage Predicted Crest Elevation/Crest Date Highs 2004
White Springs 77 feet crested Below F/S on 4/17 84.03
Suwannee Spgs 67 feet 68.7 feet April 12 71.30
Ellaville 54 feet 58.8 feet April 13 56.86
Dowling Park 50 feet 51.2 feet April 14 48.57
Branford 29 feet 32.0 feet April 16 29.99
Wilcox/Fanning 14 feet Predicted Rise-To: 14.1 April 17 13.83
Manatee Spgs 10 feet Predicted Rise-To: 10.4' April 17 10.24
Fowlers Bluff 7 feet Predicted Rise-To: 6.8 April 17 6.85
Fort White 24 feet 27.4 feetApril 14 30.42
3 Rivers Estates ". 19 feet 27.3 feetApril 18 26.38
US 129 Bridge 21 feet 27.0 feet April 18 26.05
River levels and crest predictions are available by calling 386.262.6626 or FL toll free
800.604.2272, or on- the Suwannee River Water Management District web site:

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The Dixie Music Center of Old Town is continuing a tradition
started.several years ago of donating to the Dixie County Chamber i
of Cominerce a guitar to be autographed by the headline act for
Red Belly Day. Raffle tickets are sold for the guitar and many,
many other prizes generously donated by area merchants. Dixie
Music Center.has donated guitars signed by John Anderson, Toby
Keith, Joe Diffie, Black Hawk, Terri Clark and Sammy Kershaw.
In the past, the guitar has been an acoustic model (hollow body flat
"With 2005 being the 50t" anniversary of the birth of Rock &
Roll, and with a legendary oldies act like Joey Dee and the
Starlighters being our feature performer, we thought we would
break with tradition and go with an electric guitar", said Dixie
Music Center owners Bob and Dotti Leichner. "And we couldn't
think of a better instrument that epitomizes Rock & Roll than the
Fender Stratocaster guitar, which celebrated its 50th anniversary
just last year".
The guitar to be raffled is a Fender Squire Stratocasterguitar
deluxe outfit with a retail value of $339. "The Fender Stratocaster
has a very fabled, illustrious history in that this guitar has been
played by artists as diverse as Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix. Eric
Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, surf-king Dick Dale, and Stevie Ray
Vaughan. The Strat is arguably the most influential guitar in Rock
& Roll and is still the top selling electric guitar in today's market.
Any local merchants or Chamber members iwho would like to
contribute prize donations for the Red Belly Day raffle drawings
can contact Bob or Dotti Leichner at Dixie Music Center, 542-
3001 or Debbie Dembo at Bank of America, 498-3367.

NO WAKE Extended Shoreline-to-Shorline

LIVE OAK, FL, April 12, 2005 -- The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) issued an emergency
rule that extends the no-wake/idle speed rule in
effect on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers.
The no-wake rule now extends shoreline to
shoreline, from the Suwannee River at Ellaville
south to the confluence of the Suwannee and
Santa Fe rivers, and continuing along the
Suwannee River to Fowlers Bluff; and along the
Santa Fe River from its confluence with the
Suwannee Rivet to O'Leno State Park.
The emergency rule requires all watercraft to
operate at idle speed and throw no wake. Law
enforcement- vessels are exempt, arld state and
county law enforcement officers including FWC
officers and sheriffs'deputies are authorized to
enforce the rule.
Rain-swollen rivers create dangerous
conditions for navigation and for property
owners. Wholly or partially submerged. objects
such as trees and stumps, telephone and electrical
wires, docks, and dwellings pose a hazard to
Vessels traveling above idle speed pose a
threat to private property along the riverfront.
The no-wake rule is meant to protect homes,
docks and seawalls on or near the river from

additional flood damage.

Turn Around
Don't Drown
More deaths occur due to
'flooding each year than from
any other thunderstorm or
hurricane related hazard. Many
of these deaths are a result of
careless or unsuspecting
motorists who attempt to drive
through flooded roads. FLASH
and the National Weather
Service warn anyone who
comes to a flooded road to
'"Turn around ... don't drown!"
Avoid Flooded Roads
Flooded roads could have
significant damage hidden by
floodwaters. Never drive
through floodwaters or on
flooded roads. If your vehicle
stalls, leave it immediately and
seek higher ground. Water.
only two feet deep can sweep
away most automobiles.
For more information about
the "Turn around... don't
drown" program visit

The rule also offers protection against
environmental damage including erosion,
degradation of water quality, introduction of
pollutants into the river system, and the
undermining of trees and other vegetation.
The rule will remain in effect for 45 days or
as long as the following conditions occur:
On the Suwannee River :
a) Ellaville south to Luraville when the
Suwannee River level is 47 feet or
higher as indicated on the Ellaville
b) Luraville to Rock Bluff when the
Suwannee River level is 22 feet or
higher as indicated on the Branford
c) Rock Bluff south to Wilcox/Fanning
Springs and continuing south to
Fowlers Bluff when the Suwannee
River level is 9 feet or higher as
indicated on the Wilcox gauge.
On the Santa Fe River:
From O'Leno State Park westerly to the
confluence of the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers
when the Santa Fe River is 19 feet or higher as
indicated on the gauge at Three Rivers Estates.
For additional information on the no-wake
rule, contact the FWC at 386.758.0525.

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Spring Turkey
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The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has'
cancelled the mobility-
impaired spring turkey hunts
scheduled for April 15-17 in.
Holton Creek and Suwannee
Ridge 'wildlife management
areas (WMAs) in Hamilton
The excessively high water
levels on the Suwannee and'
Alapaha rivers have flooded
both of these WMAs, causing
unsafe roads and dangerous
driving conditions.
"For the safety of our
hunters, we have been forced
to cancel these turkey hunts,"'
said Rolando Garcia, the
FWC's North Central regional
director. "In fact, the areas are
so inundated, that access by.
any means is severely
restricted right now."
Mobility-impaired hunts
are reserved exclusively for
mobility-impaired hunters -
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can't walk without an assisting
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the 2005-2006 school year. In order to meet the needs of Dixie County's four (4) year olds your help is

Please complete this Parent Interest Survey and return it to the Main Offices of Anderson Elementary and
Old Town Elementary Schools.

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Date of Birth

The State of Florida will fund a Pre-K Program for your child at no cost to you for 3 hours a day for 180
days (540 hours per year). This is the new Universal Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK).
If you wish for your child to participate beyond 3 hours per day, provisions can be made at a cost to the
parent. The cost to the parent will be based on income but would not exceed $8.00 a day.
Do you want your child to participate in the Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten Program?

Where would you like your child to attend Pre-Kindergarten?
(Please check one)
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Old Town Elementary School
Private Provide of Parent Choice
Please indicate below which Pre-Kindergarten program you prefer for your child. Number in order with I being
your first choice.
VPK School Pre-Kindergarten program from 8:00 11:00 with parent pick-up at 11:00.
No cost to parent for this 3 hour a day program.
School Readiness School Pre-Kindergarten program 8:00 2:30 daily, with public school -
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Buddy Martin's Weekly Sports Commentary

A Gator Nation

GAINESVILLE It was Feel-Good Saturday
for all Gators. Everything was perfect, including ,
the weather, and if a spectacular April day in the
mid-70's wasn't enough to please you, then how
about having ex-Gator Chris DiMarco atop of the
leader of the Masters?
Even more importantly,
how about the eight
-'w'. touchdown passes and 62
points that rung up by Urban
'-. Meyer's offense in his debut
as Gator coach?
Some of the favorite
Florida football sons had
come back home to greet the
new head coach and express
Buddy Martin their support. They were
among the 58,000-pluss who
flocked to Florida Field for the Orange and Blue
spring game. This was larger than any home
crowd that Meyer had ever coached in front of
before. He was buzzed.
Meyer wants you to know that with those
feelings come with "fear."
Why fear? "We have a huge obligation," he
said, "to a lot of people in the Gator Nation."
Whatever chasm divided that Gator Nation
during the three-year campaign of the deposed
Ron Zook is slammed shut. Meyer has won the
election. Now, can he win games?
Seeing the presence of Jack Youngblood,
Danny Wuerffel, Shane Matthews, Neal
Anderson,' Tayl6r Jacobs, Chris Doering, John
Reaves, Jerry Odom, Ed Chester and other
former Gator greats spoke of a new day.
Credit Meyer- with the notion that former
players from such a successful program should
feel welcome to come back around and hang out.
"All it cost is 35 cents for a stamp, or
whatever a stamp cost these days," said Meyer.
"Heck, when Cris Collinsworth returned my call,
I fell lke I should ask for an autograph."
,, Perhaps they had all remembered the lyric,
in any old weather, we'll all stick together, for
'The very singing of "We Are The Boys" from
which those words came was the one defining
-momenr for Me',er when he realized, he was the
-ie head ball coach of the Florida Gators, he
said He had had been nervous about 'i spring
Crime for the first time in his coaching career, but
jfter,'. rd he called it "a great day for Florida
.CeriInly it was an explosive one, an
.mpres.i'.e performance by veteran quarterback
Chhi. Leak and incoming freshman Josh Portis,
both ort hom threw four touchdown passes.
Indeed, as Meyer says, Florida may have the
best group of wide receivers in college football in
Dallas Baker, Chad Jackson, Andre Caldwell and
James Cornelius. Baker The Touchdown Maker
rang up three scores on passes form Leak.
TFor those worried about the lack of a running
game defense, don't be. Veteran offensive
lineman either sat out entirely or played little.
Defensive players were split up on both units, but
"don't worry about our defense, we had a good
spring and we'll be fine," said Meyer.
Those are among the reasons we're not going
to be able to make an accurate assessment of how
far this team has come or how good it could be
just yet.
Another reason is that the next four months,
Meyer said, will be an even more critical time for
this team than the spring game. Their
comportment off the field will determine what
kind of character his first team is going to have.

"I don't trust this team," he said. "And they
probably don't trust me yet, either."
So Meyer looks his players in the eye and
asks them to be accountable for their actions.
"You can usually tell," he said of that eyeball-to-
eyeball test. Beyond that, he also wants certain
leaders to police the actions of others.
"I know what's out there," he said of the
stories about college football players constantly
getting in trouble. "Every day I go on the Internet
and punch up either CBS Sportsline or and I see it all," he said.
"The good news is that Leak has proved he
can lead the offense in the manner that pleases
Meyer. That's not something Urban was sure
about when spring ball started.
"Chris, in my mind, can lead this offense, I
know that now," said Meyer. Then he went on to
explain that the soft touch passes Leak once
threw were not suited to this spread attack, but
that he has altered that style.
"We have to pass the ball from Point A to
Point B fast and accurate," said Meyer. "He
threw the ball in there today."
At end of this "great day for Florida
Football," Meyer went home on this Feel-Good
Saturday to share his experience with his family.
He did want to talk to his trainers and then
downplay his emotions just a little.
"What will you say to your wife?" I asked
him. "You will say, 'honey, it was ...'"
"Awesome," Meyer said with an impish
Quick Jump Start
1. Will somebody please, send out a search
party for Ernie Els?
2. There ,was still a Palmer in the Masters
Saturday Ryan, not Arnold.
3. After seeing some of the funky outfits worn
by several European players in the Masters,
perhaps Joan Rivers needs to critique the Augusta
Fashionless Show.
4. Chris Leak has not only improved his
quarterbacking, but apparently has taken on
responsibilities as leading other members of his
Gator team.
5. My contribution for the contest to name the
student section at Florida Field which Urban
Meyer will help select: The Gator Pit.
Short Stuff
The rivalry between Vijay Singh and Phil
Mickelson is heating up, as evidenced by the
complaint lodged by Singh about Mickelson's
spikes causing marks on the greens, then Lefty
calling him out in 'the Champions Room
Treddie Couples has never missed..a cut at the,
New Dan Jenkins book offers yuks
If you liked Dead Solid Perfect and Semi-
Tough, you'll love Dan Jenkins' new novel, Slim
and None (Simon & Schuster) just out. It's about
a thrice-divorced, 44-year-old pro trying to hang
on and through the first 100 pages there are at
least a half dozen 'side-splitting pieces of
dialogue, which Jenkins does so well. It is not
PG-rated, however.
Nothing But 'Net
(With a little help from Buddy's
Bumper sticker, sign or T-shirt
1. My money's secure, because it belongs to
other people.
2. A good lawyer knows the law. A great
lawyer knows the judge.
3. Brilliant, beautiful and one of a kind.
Today's Proverb
Experience is the thing you have left
when everything else is gone.
And good morning ...
... to Florida's Chris DiMarco. Hang on
out there today!

On the Water
With Larry Nixon
Making The Most Of Post-Spawn Bass Fishing
Post-spawn fishing for bass can encompass shallows or other staging areas until they leave
everything from hatched eggs to shady summer for their summer hangouts. When I go after post
haunts. Though some anglers love this time of spawners in the. shallows I prefer a Berkley
year and others hate it, once you get post-spawn Power Tube jig. I'll rig the Power Tube with a
bass pinpointed you could be in for some of the lightweight slip sinker if I want a slow fall to let
best fishing of the year. Just because the bass bass see the bait longer. If the bass aren't feeding
have quit spawning doesn't mean they've quit actively, and I want to trigger a reaction strike,
being bass, so some of the. tactics for spawning I'll use a heavier sinker like a 5/16- or a 3/8-'
bass will still work. ounce and fish it around any type of cover I can
One of my favorite spawning baits is also locate. I'm betting on getting a strike as soon as
very effective during post spawn. My favorite is a the bait hits the water and begins to fall. If the
Berkley Power Lizard in green pumpkin, one of bass don't take the bait on the fall, I'll pop the lure
the most-productive bass baits ever made. After up one or two times off the bottom. If I still don't
the spawn, I'll Carolina rig the Power Lizard and get a strike, I'll reel the bait in and pitch to
fish it for post-spawning bass in areas where I another piece of cover.
expect to find the fish coming off their beds. Remember, the post-spawn period is much
Even when I'm fishing offshore areas, I'll still longer than the pre-spawn and spawning periods,
fish the lizard -- either rigged Texas style or so learning how to fish this time of year will
Carolina style -- to catch bass during the rest of ensure you're catching fish even up into the dog
the year. But if the bass post spawn coincides days of summer.
with the shad spawn, I'll look for some shallow Larry Nixon is a former Bassmaster Classic
chunk rock or riprap that will hold spawning shad champion with more than $1.5 million in career
and target the predatory bass nearby. earnings on the BASS Tour. Nixon lives with his wife
Sometimes post-spawn bass will take to the and three children in Bee Branch, Ark.

Fishing Tournament
The Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key
on Saturday, May 21, 2005.
The tournament offers up to $7,500 in cash prizes in various
categories. All prize amounts are based upon a 100-boat field and
the cash prizes will be adjusted for fewer entries.
There are $1,000 first prizes for the-largest spotted sea trout
and largest redfish with smaller cash prizes for second and third
There will also be a best bag award of $2,000 based upon the
weight of 2 redfish and five trout.
The biggest trash fish of the tournament will win a $200 prize
by weight as long as it is of legal size and on the tournament's
approved fish list.
Until May 6, the entry fee per boat with captain and mate is
$125. On May 7 the entry fee increases to $150. Extra anglers may
be added at $50 each.
There will be a mandatory captain's meeting at 7 a.m. on the
day of the tournament.
All entrants will receive a goody bag, a tournament tee shirt
and dinner upon payment of the entry fee. There will be other gifts
and prizes available for contestants.
Entry forms are available at many area businesses including the
Chietflnd Cinzen or by contacting The Chiefland Rotary Club, PO
B0x 931, Chicetl.ji. FL :.,. .
,Event Co:'rdiliati.r Adam Hehderson can be reached at 352-
493-1Q00 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.

FWC Weekly Report
April 1-7, 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.
Officers are busy patrolling the flooded Santa Fe and Suwannee
Rivers. A no-wake zone is in effect on the Suwannee River from the
Branford area to Fowler's Bluff and on the Santa Fe River. Several
warnings have been issued for idle speed violations. FWC Officer
Rodney Boone also assisted the Gainesville area TV media with a
short tour of the Santa Fe River and a PSA interview.
April 6, Officer Rama Shuster made a DUI arrest while
checking local bank fishermen on CR 40 at the Bird Creek Bridge.
Shuster observed a vehicle pulled over onto the shoulder of the
road. The driver was sitting behind the wheel talking to another
fisherman standing at the driver's window/ Shuster noticed that the
two men were consuming alcohol. The driver had an open container'
in his possession with the keys still in the ignition. Shuster
conducted field sobriety tests on the driver, during which he
displayed several clues of impairment. The man was placed under
arrest and he blew a .096 and .097 BAC at the Levy County Jail.

Hat Day At

All faculty, staff, and
students are encouraged to
donate $1 to wear their favorite
hat on Friday, April 22, 2005.
All text and images on the hats
should be appropriate for
Bring your dollar to the,
lunchroom on April 22 to
receive a special sticker to be
placed on your hat in support
of Rachel Freeman.
All monies raised will go
toward Rachel and her family
as Rachel continues to recover
from her injuries sustained
earlier this school year. We
pray for Rachel's speedy
recovery and hope she returns
to AES soon.

1st Annual



Banquet Set

For April 23
Hunters & Outdoor
Enthusiasts!! The local chapter
of the National Wild Turkey
Federation, Heart of Dixie ,
Purrs & Spurs will be
sponsoring the 1st Annual
Hunting Heritage Banquet on
April 23, 2005 at Ruth Rains
Middle School starting at 5:00
This is sure to be an
exciting evening for all of you
who enjoy the hunting,
conservation and preservation
of this wonderful bird. There
will be an agenda full of
events, such as our live
auction, raffles, silent auction,
and games for the kids and a
delicious dinner.
A wide variety of NWTF
merchandise will be on-display
before the auction begins. Be
sure to stop in a Liles Ace
Hardware and view the firearms
that will be available. ,-
Our chapter is dedicated to
the preservation and
conservation of the Wild
Turkey and its habitat. Come
out and be a part of helping us
support one of nature's true
ambassadors. Tickets are
available and may be purchased
from one of the following or at
the door. For more information
please call Ronnie Hunt -.542- 1
7917, Roy Skinner at 498-7.
0300, Rhett Sumner at 498-
9447 or see Larry or MattV.
Wallace at the Little Red Store.

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Did You Know?
Blame your cold on your
personality. At least that's the word
from researchers at Carnegie-
Mellon University in Pittsburgh
who insist that happy, energetic
people are more resistant to colds,
while those who are depressed,
nervous, or angry are three times
more likely to get sick. Americans
get about 1 billion colds every
year. But it seems that people who
are extroverted, handle stress well,
have a positive, sunny outlook on
life, and have a complex social
network are more resistant to cold
germs. And when they do get a
cold, the symptoms are much
milder. Here are some other results
of the study:
* The more relaxed and content a
person is, the less likely he or
she is to get sick.
* Introverted people are more
likely to catch a cold than
extroverted people.
* Your chances of getting a cold
are greatly increased if you have
serious stress caused by work or
personal issues. The longer you
live with intense stress, the more
likely you are to catch a cold.
* People who have a number of
roles in their life--spouse,
parent, employee, friend,
volunteer, club member, and
more--boost their resistance to
* Those who had three or fewer
roles in life were four times
more likely to catch a cold than
people who had six or more
roles in life.
* People with negative
personalities were also more
likely to complain about their
/cold symptoms than people with
happy dispositions.
Cosmopolitan offers the
following ways on how to
get out of a bad mood:
* Smile already. Okay, so it's
the last thing you want to do
right now, but forcing a grin
really can boost your sour
* Pen your pain. Write down
what's upsetting you. Studies
show that expressing yourself
on paper can actually calm
you down and relieve stress
,because it forces you to put
your problems1 in perspective;.-
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Here are a few state laws that were put on the books
from years gone by....most of which have never been
rescinded. So be careful out there!
In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in
order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.
In Minnesota, it is illegal to cross state lines with duck on your
It is illegal to walk down a street in Maine with your shoelaces

In Los Angeles, it is unlawful to hunt for moths under a street
In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a man to purchase alcohol
without written consent from his wife.
In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a. moose from the window of
an aircraft or another flying vehicle. It is also illegal to push a live
moose out of a moving aircraft.
In Nebraska, a parent can be arrested if his or her child can't
hold a back a burp during a church service. While in Alabama it is
illegal to wear a false moustache which causes laughter in church.
In Idaho, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a
box of candy that weights more than 50 lbs.
In Texas it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a
time while standing.
In Huntington West Virginia, it's legal to beat your wife so
long as it's done in public on a Sunday-and on the. courthouse
In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather'"
shoes in public;
In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with,
your shoes on.
By law, everybody in Vermont must take at least one bath a

No store in Providence, Rhode Island, is allow to sell a.
toothbrush on 'Sunday. But they can sell toothpaste and mouthwash
on the Sabbath.
In Atlanta Georgia, it is forbidden to dress a mannequin
without first pulling down the window blinds. It is also illegal to
tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
In Washington state, all lollipops are banned.
An unmarried woman may not parachute on Sunday in Florida..
In Kansas, it is against the law to catch fish with your bare
In Milwaukee, residents must keep pet elephants on a leash
while walking them on public streets.
In Atwoodville, Connecticut, it is illegal to play Scrabble while
waiting for a politician to speak.
In Muncie Indiana, it is illegal to carry fishing tackle in a


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* Surrender to silliness.
Clowning around will loosen
you up. Do a cartwheel.
* Jump up and down. Blare
your favorite music and dance
around like an eight-year-old.
Do good, feel good. If you make
someone else's day, you get a
boost from your own generosity.
Experts even have a term for it: the
good Samaritan effect. So give a"
buck to the homeless guy on the
park bench or tell a perfect
stranger you like her haircut.
Senior Personal Ads
The following "senior"
personal ads seen in Florida.
and Arizona newspapers: Who
says seniors don't have a sense
of humor? '
* Foxy Lady: Sexy, fashion-:' -'
conscious blue-haired beauty,
80's slim, 5'- 4" (used to be 5- ,' ,'
6), searching for sharp-
looking, sharp-dressing
'companion. Matching white _,' ,,
shoes and belt a plus. ,
Long-Term Commitment:
Recent widow who has just
buried fourth husband looking
for someone to round out a
six-unit plot. Dizziness, ,.
fainting, shortness of breath
not a problem.
Serenity Now: I am into -'
solitude, long walks, sunrises,
the ocean, yoga and. ,-'
meditation. If you are the F .'Ar
silent type, let's get together, ,. :
take our hearing aids out and
enjoy quiet times.
Winning Smile: Active ,
grandmother with original'
teeth seeking a dedicated
flosser to share rare steaks,'
corn on the cob and caramel *,-
candy. .'
Beatles Or Stones? I still like ,:%y!
to rock, still like to cruise in ., ,.;
my Camaro on Saturday,
nights and still like to play the
guitar. If you were a groovy, ,,
chick, or are now. a groovy
hen, let's get together and
listen to my eight-track tape.
Mint Condition: Male, 1922, s<
high mileage, good condition,;
some hair, many new parts
including hip, knee, cornea,
valves. Isn't in running
condition, but walks well.
Memories: I can usually
remember Monday through-..
Thursday. If you can
remember Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, let's put our two -
heads together.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

Thank You


Left To Right Ted Henley-Chaplain, Julie Baker- VA Hospital Veteran's Assistance Chief, Harry Hopwood-
Commandant, Phil Torres- Oic Honor Guard, And Frank Coddington- Sr. Vice Commandant
The Tri-Co Marine Corps League went to the VA Hospital in Gainesville and presented the
Veterans Assistance Office with a check for $200.00 to be used toward the purchase of phone cards.
They also donated 13 toiletry kits that were greatly needed. Thanks to Ted Henley, Phil Torres
and Frank Coddington for all their help. After the presentation the Marine Corps Members spent over
an hour visiting the hospitalized Marines. It was a sobering experience and one that made them feel
grateful for what they have.
All in all, it was a worthwhile trip. Their thanks, well just seeing the smiles on the Marine
Veterans faces said it all
Semper Fi

Local Woman

Returns Home

From Iraq
Angel Boyd, daughter of '
Loretta and Butch Weichert of .. ..:
Old Town, has completed her ''
year-long tour of duty in Iraq. : .
A 1990 graduate of Dixie JR .f. I
County High School, 1st "
Lieutenant Boyd is attached to
the 1st Cavali & Signal Corps. '
She is now stationed at Fort
Hood, Texas. :,1
After a well-deserved leave, N, '
Angel will return to Fort Hood
where her new job will be with
the General's staff. She will Angel Boyd
also be promoted to .Captain
Angel Boyd.
We are proud and happy to have Angel back home. Keep
praying for all the men and women who are serving'to keep -us

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Somewhere in heaven over the rainbow, we know you're
having the time of your life-
Running, jumping, playing, singing, and praising God.
Although this has been the most difficult two months of our
lives, we know you are experiencing a perfect peace, love and
happiness that we can only imagine.
We thank God every day for allowing us to have you in our
lives. We have been truly blessed and have many wonderful
memories from being.a. part of your short life.
It is apparent through the continued phone calls, cards, and
conversations that you touched the lives of many Dixie County
We will always love you and hold you in a special place in our
hearts. Happy Birthday.
Daddy, Mama, Kyleigh, Chelsea, Papa, Nana and Jeremy,
many aunts, uncles and cousins

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

2005 Toxic Roundup Huge Success
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Dixie County Solid Waste :"'*....W *
Coordinator, Joe Ruth was happy ,.' "-- '
to report that this year's Toxic ,' r- ;
Roundup collection figures .
exceeded last year's numbers
considerably. Some 89
households participated in the .
- collection of hazardous waste
with a total of 8.51 tons dropped .
off at the Cross City and Old '
Town sites. "
Teams from Dixie and the
S Alachua County Environmental .
Protection Department were on ..... y ,1 '
hand to collect the items brought .
in by residents throughout the ". i-
day. The largest items collected Cross City residents dropped off their hazardous waste at a site
were used oil and other located across from the courthouse.
lubricants, fluorescent lamps and
flaAmmable liquids (including paint, gasoline and solvents). Still low on the list was "E-scrap" which
includes TVs and computers as well as rechargeable batteries.
Ruth would like to send out a special "thank you" to everyone involved in making this year's
roundup such a huge success. "We hope to continue to increase our overall collection at the annual

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Old Town residents took advantage of the drop off site at the Old
Town Fire Station.


Landing Resort


Residents To

Their Spring

WHO: Steinhatchee
Landing Resort, a unique
riverside retreat dedicated to
.capturing the spirit of Old
Florida and providing Southern
WHAT: Steinhatchee
Landing Resort welcomes
local residents of all ages to
enjoy their Spring Festival and
experience the newly
completed Victorian-style
welcome center --" free` of'
charge. The welcome center
will provide a catered spread
of tantalizing Southern
favorites for visitors to enjoy
in the new indoor dining area
or on the wrap-around porch.
The new gift shop is open to
the public and offers many
unique items, including
, signature apparel, wine
accessories, hand-poured
candles and other novelties.
Florida artists will be on-hand
exhibiting their work, as well
as painting scenes depicting
Steinhatchee landscape.
Visitors are invited to see
the entire property by way of
horse & carriage, walking
tours or via The Matthew
Express. For those that wish to
see the resort from the river,
ponioon, boat cruises will be
departing from the boat dock
throughout the day. Children
can enjoy festival favorites -
cotton candy and popcorn.
Clow ns will entertain with face
painting, magic tricks and

animal balloons..
WHY: The Spring
Festival allows area residents
the opportunity to explore the
Resort and enjoy the Landing's
peaceful surroundings.
Steinhatchee Landing Resort is
truly a step back in time and
offers a one-of-a-kind Florida
WHERE: Steinhatchee

event and to nelp residents
understand the importance of
thinking before they throw away
items other than household
trash," Ruth stated.. He added,
"We have only one Dixie
County, and we all need to make
a conscious effort to protect it."
The Dixie County
Commission & Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection sponsors the event,
and is free to all residents.
So start saving those
unwanted items and empty
containers, TVs and
computers... and we'll see you
next year!

Landing Resort, 228 NE Hwy.
51, Steinhatchee, FL 32359,
(352) 498-3513, (800) 584-
WHEN: Sunday, May 1,
12:30-4 p.m. The Matthew
Express and clowns 1-3 p.m.
"The Spring Festival is open to
the public and free of charge.

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Camp Street near schools and
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shingle roof, central air, carpet,
shingled roof, adorable starter home
for couple. Asking $69,000., : ; ,
*.OLD FARM HOUSE on 5 acres,
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$29,000. Additional 5 acres
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-Old Town, Branch Office-
25878 SE US Hwy. 19

Phillip D. Cothron,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

(352) 542-1313
*3 BR,.2 B, paved road, in Old Town, recently remodeled, 1
acre, $124,000.
*1/4'to 3/4 acre lots in Quail Run. Deed restricted community -
$40,000. each.
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Steinhatchee, storage shed, tropical landscaping, hurricane
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*Steinhatchee waterfront! 2BR, 1B 1500 sq. ft.'approx.,
central heat/AC, great for entertaining, $425,000.
*Waterfront on Suwannee River, Lots 24, 25 in Rock Bluff,
total 8.2 +- acres, 275 feet on river, permitted to build dock
and walkway, septic permit pending, $175,000.
*2 Camping Lots on Suwannee River, Log Landing $25,000.
*Lot 23, Majestic Oak Subdivision, Hatch Bend area, 222
riverfront property $40,000(?) Large oaks on camping lot.
*Up to 3500 acres of timber/hunting property in N. Taylor
County, managed timber land, Equafina (SP) river runs
through property. Broken down into smaller tracts:

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

DCHS Seniors Learn About Personal Credit
Writing checks, balancing a checkbook, scenarios, then had to calculate whether the
resisting the many credit card offers in the mail, check was "good" or not. The high school
and accumulating massive debt when you only students also studied interest rates for credit
.make minimum credit card payments, are the cards.

School Board Recognizes Area




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Lake City Community College Students in Free Enterprise team member Dolores Willoughby is welcomed
by Kathryn Mclnnis to Dixie County High School for a Master Your Credit seminar for high school
Economics students. She is helped by Deborah Ganus-Walker of Old Town and Jill Nolan of Mayo.

important lessons learned by DCHS seniors last
week. A student stated, "Man, these dudes might
never quit owing people."
The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team
from Lake City Community College developed
the "Master Your Credit" class for Mr. Witt's
Economics class. Michael Whittington
confirmed that the students had begun learning
about personal finance, but that the LCCC
college students really helped drive it home. For
example, students wrote checks based on real-life

RRMS Spring
; Individual Spring Portraits
will be held on Wednesday,
April 20th and Friendship
Portraits on Friday, April 22nd.
Payment is due at the
camera for Friendship Portraits
only. Individual Portraits will
be available to view before you
buy. Payment is not due in
advance for Individual
Flyers will be sent home
with students on Monday.
Appointments are required for
Friendship Portraits and can be
made in the Media Center.

Assembly Of
Fine Artists To
Host Fashion
The Assembly of Fine
Artist is very sympathetic
toward the apparel industry
and will hold their "Wearable
Art" fashion show and give a
brief narrative regarding the
industry. This show will be
held at the Telford Hotel and
Restaurant in White Springs on
April 16th at 2:00 p.m. Lunch
will be available from the
restaurant luncheon menu
(payable to the restaurant).
Participating models are age
18 to 83, weigh 98 to 165 lbs.,
and are 4'11" to 6'2" tall. This
event will be the second event
the AFA has hadat the Telford
Hotel and the 5th fashion show
in the area to date. Background
music for the show will be
heard from a CD provided by
the composer/musician
Jonathan Matthew. Tickets
represent a $9. donation and
will be available at the
entrance of the Telford Hotel
the day of the show. Proceeds
from the tickets sales will be
directed toward the primary
goal of the AFA.
The locating of a suitable
building in Old Town and the
Fanning Springs area for a
library and senior citizen
center has and continues to be
the primary goal of the AFA (a
non-profit organization). A
secondary part of this goal is to
S allocate space within this
building for an art gallery for
artists of Florida and beyond to
exhibit their work. The AFA
thanks everyone for their
contributions and support. You
may visit our website at

The first semielectronic digital
computing device was con-
structed by John V. Atanasoff, an
American mathematician and

Kelly Rentz was amazed to figure that, if a
person only paid the minimum amount due after
charging only $2,000, it might take 15 years to
ever pay off the original $2,000, depending on
interest rates. In many cases, the minimum
payment only covers the interest and hardly a
penny goes to the original debt amount.
The LCCC SIFE team was led by Dolores
Willoughby and Deborah Ganus-Walker of Old
Town and Jill Nolan of Mayo.

Habitat For Humanities of
Suwannee Valley Still Looking
For Volunteers
Habitat for the Tri County area that includes Dixie, Levy, and"
Gilchrist Counties is hoping to build their first home in 2005, BUT
we still need lots of volunteers who have a vision to see that
The construction site/selection committee and board meets on
the 3rd Monday of every month at the -Good Shepard Lutheran
Church on US 19 next to Dakota Winery (two miles north of Wal-
Mart), beginning at 7:30 PM. The meeting this month will be April
We understand that some interested people can't come to
monthly meetings, but you can still help by spreading the word,
recruiting more volunteers and doing committee work. We still
need to have more committees formed and running to qualify as a
Habitat affiliate.
Expect to see fundraisers soon. Please plan on coming out and
supporting our first home!
If you can help please contact nay of the following people,
Susan at 472-8981, Gigi at 463-7207, Bill at 463-8003, Carol Anne
at 486-4032, and Linda at 486-2012.

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The 2004-2005 Teachers of the Year were given special recognition at this month's School Board Meeting.
Pictured left to right (back row) are School Board Chairman Tim Alexander, School Board Members Patrick
Bell, Dwayne Rollison & Glenn Osteen; (front row) Anderson Elementary Teacher of the Year John Kreinbihl,
Dixie County High School & District Teacher of the Year Diana Locke, Superintendent of Schools Dennis W.
Bennett, Ruth Rains Middle School Teacher of the Year Judith Whittington, & Old Town Elementary's
Teacher of the Year Karen Tillis. During their introduction the Board expressed their thanks for a job well

done and gratitude for all they do in teaching our youth.

Hall Makes Deans Honor Roll

Nicole Hall
A 2004 graduate of Dixie County High School and currently a
student at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Nicole Hall
,was part of an Honors Convocation on April 1, 2005 of which she
was recognized for being accepted on the Deans Honor Roll. She is
also currently a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and a
member of Gamma Beta Phi in the top 20%.
Her parents, Curtis and Patty Hall and all her family wish to
say, congratulations. We are very proud of you and your hard work
and dedication. We know there are great things out there for you
with all your hard work.
We love you Nicole.




Beginning May 1, 2005 The Following Fees Will Be
Applied To Loads Of Debris Hauled
TO Dixie County Rolloff Sites

Definition of a Commercial Hauler: Anyone who hauls
Debris for someone else and receives payment OR Debris of 3
yards or more.

Cost of Debris

14 feet & over $75.00 per load, 1 Coupon
*.Single, Double Axle Dump Trucks over 14 feet $150.00 or 2 coupons.
**Out-of-County Tree Debris will be accepted as long as you pay in advance.
**Current hours of rolloff sites will be observed. If the site is closed. NO
DEBRIS will be taken.

Money Will Not Be Accepted At The Rolloff Sites

**Coupons may be Purchased In Advance from the following places:
**County Commissioners Office, County Courthouse, Cross City, 8 5.
**Transfer Stations, Cross City, 7A.M. 3:30P.M.
**Present Coupons to Rolloff Attendant & Be Instructed On Where To

Debris is not accepted at the following dump sites:
Middle School, Transfer Station, Pole Gap & 349 North

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Time: 10:30A.M.
Place: County Commissioners' MeetS Room
Dixie County Courthouse
Cross City, Florida
The purpose of this public hearing is to obtain public input on
the transportation needs of the elderly, low-income, disabled
and children at risk in Dixie County.
*Individuals who need assistance with transportation in order
to gain access to health care, employment, education, shopping
or other life sustaining activities.
*Representatives of agencies and organizations that serve
individuals who need assistance with transportation.
*Representatives of local governments.
*Others interested in local transportation issues.
Please notify Ms. Lynn Godfrey, Senior Planner, at
extension 110 if you have a disability and need a reasonable
accommodation as provided by the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Such requests should be
received no later than Monday, April 11, 2005.

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Be Held
May 9th-13th
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School will hold their
Kindergarten Registration May
9th May 13th from 8:30 AM -
2:30 PM at the OTE Guidance
Items you need to bring
are...birth certificate, social
security number, immunization
certificate, and school physical
Students enrolled at Old
Town Elementary Pre-K
classes are not required to
For additional information
you may call 542-7818, ext 1.

Additional OTE
Honor Roll
Travis. McMullen, 4th
grader at Old Town
Elementary School, .was left
off the "A" Honor Roll for the
last six weeks reports.
Congratulations, Travis!

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

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CASE NO. 15-2004-CA-0288

TERESA P. CARROLL, his wife,






HUBERT ALLEN, Clerk of the Circuit Court
of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for
DIXIE County, Florida, pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment In Foreclosure
entered in the above styled cause, will
sell at public sale the following described
property situate- in DIXIE County, Florida,
to wit:

Begin at the SW Comer of Gov't Lot 5
Section 30, T10S, R14E, for the POB;
thence run S 4D 33' 17" E. along the
West line of Section 30, T10S, R14E, a
distance of 214.28 feet; thence run N.
88D 59' 48" E a distance of 424.78 feet
to the West RPW line of County Road
#317; thence run N. OD 06' 27" E. along
said R/W line a distance of 638.32 feet to
the beginning of a curve concave to the
Southwest and having a radius of
100.00 feet, thence run Northwesterly
along said R/W line and said curve
through a central angle of 47D 48' 39" an
arc distance 83.45 feet,t.a point on the
South R/W line of State Road #55, said
point being on a curve concave to the
Southwest and having a radius of
2023.86 feet; thence run Northwesterly
along said R/W line and said curve
through a central angle of OOD 29' 58" an
arc distance of 17,64 feet; thence run S.
87D 56' 46' W. 380.24 feet, thence run N
35D 36' 26" E a distance of 49.37 feet,
thence run N. 89D 26' 13" W. a distance
of 97.64 feet tot he West line of Section
30, T10S, R14E; thence run S. 5D 24' 28"
E along said section line a distance of
548.15 feet back to the Point of
FOLLOWING; Begin at the SW Corner of
Government Lot 5, Section 30, Township
10 South, Range 14 East for the Point of
Beginning; thence N. 88D 59' 48" E.
442.20 feet to the West Right-of-Way line
of County Road #317; thence S OD 06',
27" W. along said Right-of-Way line
213.91 feet; thence S. 880 59' 48" W.
424.78 feet to ihe Wesl ire of Section 30;
thence N. 4D 33 17' W 214.28 feet,
along the West line of Section 30 back to
the Point of Beginning.

Said sale shall be made to the highest
and best bidder for cash pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause and will be held on
the steps of the courthouse in Dixie
County, Cross City, Florida, on the 26th
day of April, 2005, commencing at the
hours of 11:00 a.m.

All, interested parties shall be governed
accordingly by this Notice.

DATEd this 31st day of March 2005.

Clerk of the Court
By: Candice Gainey, Deputy Clerk
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The School Food Service of Dixie District
Schools is now accepting bids for swill
from Anderson Elementary School for
2005-2006 school year. Anyone
interested can pick up a bid packet from
the Dixie District School Business
Services office located at 823 SE Hwy.
349 ("OLD" Old Town Elementary School)
during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday through Thursday. All bids must
be "sealed and returned to the Dixie
District School Business Services office by
Noon, April 26, 2005, at which time bid
shall be awarded. A check for the amount
of bid must be submitted with the sealed


There will be a Public Hearing on Friday,
April 15, 2005, at 6:00'P.M., at the City Hall,
in Horseshoe Beach in regard to sewer.



P.O. BOX 1084

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.: 650
May 22, 1998

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

Lot 26, Block 12, SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof
filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court,
Dixie County, Florida.

Rt. 3 Box 363, Double Springs, AL 35553
Rt. 5, Haleyville, AL 35565

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 thee Dixie County
Courthouse on May 17th. 2005 at 11:00

Dated this April 12, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida. 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
16-19 '


52 NE 325th Avenue
Old Town, Florida 32680

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.: 448
May 22, 1998

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

SUBDIVISION, by contract in OR BK 139
Pg. 761, Dixie County, Florida.

*Lorene J. Thomas, Cross City, FL 32628
*Leighton & Amy Riddle
7950 Park Blvd., Lot #28,
Pinellas Park, FL 34665
SLeighton & Amy Riddle,
HC2, Box 110-13, Old Town, FL 32680

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 May 17th, 2005 at 11:00

Dated this April 12, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


SPt.i,' rni..i:ne is nereoy 'given that BAD ,
LUCK TOWING will sell at public auction,
free of all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remain, unclaimed in
storage, with charges unpaid, pursuant to
Florida Statutes, Sec. 713.78, to the
highest bidder. The sale will be held at
330 NE 481st Avenue, Old Town, FL
32680. The following vehicles will be sold
on 04-30-05 at 2:00 p.m.:
*1990 Crown Victoria
'1991 Maxda Protege, VIN
JM1BG2249MO299302, '
*Red Toyota VIN 4TISK12E9RU372794,
and 1985 Dodge Pickup VIN
1B7HD24T2FS687891. Terms of sale are
cash, no checks. Seller reserves the right
to final bid. All sales are final, no refunds,
and as is, with no guarantees, expressed
or implied. BAD. LUCK TOWING, 330 NE
482st. Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680 (352)


The De apartment of Envirohmental
Protection announces receipt of an
application for permit from Town of Cross
City to construct and operate Phase II
modifications consisting of the
construction of a Part II Slow-rate land
application system/restricted public
access consisting of a 52-acre spray field
and a pump station located at the new
land application site and the conversion
of the existing 0.007 MGD restricted
public access percolation pond (R-001)
to a lined wet weather discharge storage
pond. The Part II Slow-rate land
application system will be located at
latitude 29D 37' 17" N, longitude 83D 6'
56" W approximately southeast of the
intersection of Stockade Road and CR
351 in Cross City, Florida 32628 in Dixie
County. Once construction is completed,
the treated effluent will be applied to the
spray field (R-002). Surface water
discharge (D-001) will be maintained as
an emergency discharge point.

This application is being processed and
is available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday,.except legal
holidays, at Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590. Any
comments or objections should be filed in
writing with the Department at this
address. Comments or objections should
be submitted as soon as possible to
ensure that there is adequate time for
them to be considered in the
Department's decision on the application.



The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness Coalition will hold the
following Board and Committee meetings
in April 2005. Meeting times and location
are listed below.
*Readiness/Programs Committee will meet
April 25, 20Q5 at 9:30 AM. at the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, Florida.
*Administrative Committee will meet April
25, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at the Dixie County
School Board Conference Room' located
in Old Town, Florida.
*The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness Coalition Board will
meet April 25, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. at the
Dixie County School Board Conference
Room located in Old Town, Florida.

The Executive Committee will meet
immediately following the Board. meeting.

The focus of the meetings will be the
ongoing establishment and refinement of
procedures and policies for the
implementation of the coalition's contract
with the Florida Partnership. for School

These meetings are open to the public.
For further information or if you require
special assistance please contact Susie
Lloyd at (352) 493-7408 or e-mail

Happy 18t' Birthday!
Ashley Snedeker
We may have not got
along time to time, but
you will always remain in
my heart as the sweetest
and loving sister anybody
could ever ask for. Just.
always remember the
good times we have
shared. I hope you have a
great birthday
Love always


Seeking Craft
Vendors For
10th Annual Red Belly





For April

Once again, it is time for
"Red Belly Day." As in
previous years, Red Belly Day
will feature arts, crafts, food,
all-day country music, plus a lot
of activities for the whole
family. This' year's headlining
act is Joey Dee and the
Starlighters featuring David
Brigati & Bobby Valli. Opening
acts will be Rick Gordon &
Friends, Dock Street,
Southland, Dotti South with
Rick Randlet, and Crosstyz.
This year the Red Belly
Fishing Contest application and
rules can be obtained at the
following location: Florida
Forest Products Cross City
498-3746; Dixie One Stop -
Cross City 498-7711, and the
Tackle Box Fanning Springs
The applications will alsb be
available at the Fanning Springs
Wayside Park on Friday, April
29th and Saturday, April 30th.
This event supervised by the
Cross City' Chapter of the
Disabled American Veterans.
There are still some craft
spaces available for the craft
show. So anyone with crafts
please sign up for the 10th
Annual Red Belly Day Craft
Show. Applications are
available at the Town of Cross
City, City Hall at 99 NE 210th
Ave., Cross City or just call
(352) 498-5454 and leave a
message and we will be glad to
mail or fax you an application
There is also the yearly
raffle with the big prize of a
beautiful gas grill. The raffle.
tickets are on sale for one (1)
for a $1.00 or six (6) for $5.00.
So mark your calendars and
make plans to come out and
enjoy a day full of fun, food and
great entertainment at the 10th
April 301h!

Spring's when life's alive
in everything.
-Christina Rosetti

Minutes of Regular Meeting of
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 8, 2005 in Old Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis W. Bennett and School Board Members
Timothy Alexander, Patrick Bell, David Keen, and Dwayne Rollison.
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order. Chairman called for approval
of the Agenda. Agenda, with additions, approved following a motion by Dwayne
Rollison and second by David Keen,
, Katie Thornton Spelling Bee Champion
' The School Board recognized Dixie School District's Spelling Bee Champion,
Katie Thornton, eighth grade student at Ruth Rains Middle School, and presented a
plaque in honor of her accomplishment.
School Related Employees of the Year
The following Educational Staff Professionals were recognized and presented a
plaque: Lela Wimberley Old Town Elementary School-Tina Reeves Anderson
Elementary School-Betty Gainey Ruth Rains Middle School-Sonja Valentine -
Dixie County High School-Tammy Griffis Transportation Department-Donna
Hurley District Staff-Lela Wimberley District Wide School Related Employee
of the Year
Early Learnine-School Readiness Coalition Mereer Agreement
Susie Lloyd appeared before the School Board with a presentation on the Early
Learning Coalition of Citrus and Sumter County and Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy School
Readiness Coalition Merger Agreement.
DCHS Band Uniforms
Jamie Garrett and members.of the DCHS Band appeared before the School
Board asking for assistance to purchase new band uniforms. The Superintendent
and School Board approved for the new uniforms to be ordered, with the band
continuing fund raising efforts.
Updates from Principals
Principals provided the School Board with update information from their
respective schools, including their administration of the FCAT and each presented
the School Board with event calendars.
2005-2006 FTE Forecast Program
Mark Rains, Executive Director for Support Services provided the School Board
with the 2005-2006 District Recommended FTE based on Forecast Program.
DOE Transportation Audit
Mark Rains, Executive Director for Support Services informed the School Board
of the upcoming Department of Education Transportation audit.
Consent Agenda: Superintendent presented Consent Agenda, with additions for
approval. A motion was made by Patrick Bell, seconded by David Keen, and
unanimously approved to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.
Minutes: Approval of the following minutes were made:
February 8, 2005, 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting.
Sheila M. Pinner Leave of Absence: Approval of request for leave of absence
for Sheila M. Pinner, Data Entry Clerk for the 2005-2006 school year for personal
Karen VanAernam Leave of Absence: Approval of request for leave of
absence for Karen VanAemam, instructional staff for the 2005-2006 school year for
DeAnna Roberts Leave of Absence: Approval of request for leave of absence
for DeAnna Roberts, instructional staff for the 2005-2006 school year for
Wilma Kay Weeks Hired Homebound Teacher: Approval of Wilma Kay
Weeks to teach homebound positions on an as-needed basis for the 2004-2005
school year, retroactive to March 1, 2005. Compensation shall be as per
instructional contract for homebound.
Dana Messina Leave of Absence: Approval of request for leave of absencefor
Dana Messina, instructional staff for the 2005-2006 school year for childrearing.
DCHS Pay Supplements Revision:
Approval of the following 4% increase in Dixie County High School supplements
for the 2004-2005 school year: note figure 1 Approved Amount, figure 2 Increase
and figure 3 Revised Total:
Athletic Director (1)-$1,871.34-$69.13-$1,940.47
Football Head Coach, Varsity (1)-$4,097.05-$151.34-$4,248.39
Football Assistant Coach, Varsity (2)-$1,575.79-$58.21-$1,634.00
Football Head Coach, JV (1)-$1,575.79-$58.21-$1,634.00
Football Assistant Coach, JV (2)-$1,260.63-$46.57-$1,307.20
Volleyball Coach, Varsity (1)-$1,890.95-$69.85-$1,960.80
Volleyball Assistant Coach (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.66
Volleyball Coach, JV (1)-$1,103.05-$40.75-$1,143.80
Girls Basketball Coach, Varsity (1)-$2,206.10-$81.49-$2,287.60
Girls Basketball Coach, JV (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-$1,089.33
Boys Basketball Coach, Varsity (1)-$2,206.10-$81.49-$2,287.60
Boys Basketball Coach, JV (1)-$1,050;53-$38.81-$1,089.33
Softball Coach, Varsity (1)-$2,206.10-$81.49-$2,287.60
Softball Coach, JV (1)-$1,103.05-$40.75-$1,143.80
Baseball Coach, Varsity (1)-$2,206.10-$81.49-$2,287.60
Baseball Coach, JV (1)-$1,103.05-$40.75-$1,143.80
Weightlifting Cpach (1)-$1,365.68-$50.45-$1,416.13
Cheerleading, Varsity (1)-$1,575.79-$58.21-$1,634.00
Cheerleading, JV (2)-$787.89-$29.10-$816.99
Beta Club (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-$1,089.33
Senior Class Sponsor (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-$1,089.33
Junior Class Sponsor (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-$1,089.33
High Q Sponsor (1)-$787.89-$29.10-$817.00
FFA Sponsor (1)-53,151.58-$116.42-$3,267.99
FBLA Sponsor (1)-5630.32-$23.28-$653.60

Johnson, Judith Amy
Jordan, Marie E.

Keen, Brandi S.

Lamb, Lori

Pipes, Cynthia M.
Randall, Glenda F.

Reynolds, Janice .

Riels, Lendell S.

Lee, Tracy P. Riels, Martha H.
Long, Melissa L. Robinson, Tekesta N.
Long, Michelle Rollison, Melody P.

Lord, Chasity Sheets, Martha .:'
Malloy, Lynda K. Shreve, Cristina M-

Martin, Frank S.
Mash, Amanda D.
Mash, Denise
Mash, Hillary Y.

McCall Jimmy, R.
McCall, Jodi M.
McCall, Sharon L.
McDaris, Tracee L.

McDowell, Crystal
McFall, Teena N.

Shreve, Geraldine A.'
Smith, Christy R
Smith, Jennifer F.
St. Laurent, Aie

Suggs, Brenda D: '
Swope, Cynthia A. -'
Taylor, Laura
Taylor, Shanita J.,

Thompson, Donna A.
Tindale, Laura

Braswell, Crystal Gainey, Paul N. Millard, Jennifer Tumlin, Deana L.
Burnett, Misty C. Garrett, William K. Mills, Constance L. Usry, Summer C.
Butler, Bronda K. Gore, Minnie L. Missildine, Christina Valentine, BrandyM:
Cannon, Jeff M. Graham, Fallon A. Music, Pam Valentine, John T.
Cannon, Mary E. Greene, Susan R. Music, Randy VanAernam, Katrina'
Cannon, Maureen Griffis, Tammy Osteen, Ruby Ward, Darcy
Cannon, Patricia Harding, Kelly A. Osteen, Sandy Williams, Joyce '
Cannon, Thomas Henderson, Catherine Owens, Ruth V. Wood, Anna M.
Cassidy, Patricia Hope, Janice Petty, Jennifer Yarrell, Cheryl.D. .L,.
Chapman, Huffman,Jennifer ; Pierce;pDebbievl -.'-. Young; Sheneitha
Nateshia Amy -
Adjourn: There being no further business to come before the School Board,,the
meeting was adjourned following a motion by Patrick Bell, second by David Ikeen,
and unanimous approval by the School Board.
ATTEST: Dennis W. Bennett, Superintendent; SIGNED: Timothy W. Alexander,
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Learn how to survive a heart attack at a Special
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Cross City, April 12 & April 26 from 10-11 AM.

This program is conducted by the Florida Department of
Health with a 1 hour session & video presentation on how to
recognize heart attack warning signs & how to save your life
or someone else's. For more information (352) 493-6774.

HOSA Sponsor (1)-$630.32-$23.28-$653.60
VICA Sponsor (2)-$499.00-$18.43-$517.43
Yearbook Sponsor (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-1,089.33
Band Director (1) -$2,626.31-$97.02-$2,723.33 .
Student Government (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67
Guidance (1)-$1,050.53-$38.81-$1,089.33
Spanish Club (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67
CDE Auto Mechanics-$210.11-$7.76-$217.87
CDE Welding-5210.11-$7.76-$217.87
CDE Agricultire-$210.11-$7.76-$217.87
CDE Business-$210.11-$7.76-$217.87
CDE Nursing-$210.11-$7.76-$217.87 4
JROTC Drill Team (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67
JROTC Flag Corps (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67
JROTC Supply Room Manager (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67
JROTC Rifle Team Sponsor (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.67 .
Future Teacher Club Sponsor (1)-$735.37-$27.16-$762.53
Girls/Boys Track Coach (1)-$1,320.00-$48.76-$1,368.76
Blue Skies Literary Magazine (1)-$525.26-$19.40-$544.66
SWAT Club (1)-$1,218.00-$44.99-$1,262.99
Athletic Business Managers
Volleyball Athletic Business Manager-$406.00-$15.00-$421.00
Football Athletic Business Manager -$406.00-$15.00-$421.00
Basketball Athletic Business Manager-$812.00-$30.00-$842.00
Baseball Booster Club- $406.00-$15.00-$421.00
Softball Booster Club-$406.00-$15.00-$421.00
Out-of-Field Instructional Staff: Approval to certify the following teachers to.,
teach out-of-field as designated for the 2004-2005 school year:
1-Jamie B. Garrett, Art (1 period per day)
Substitutes for 2004-2005: Approval of the following substitutes as designated -
for the 2004-2005 school year:
Substitute Teacher/Aide Pamela G. Erwin, Karl Koschatzky
Substitute Food Service Pamela G. Erwin, Gidget Kimbrell
Substitute Bus Driver Janice Allen .
2005-2006 School Calendar: Approval of School Calendar for 2005-2006.
Warrant Register: Approval of Warrant .Register numbers: 37202-373031
37304-37369; 37370-37410
Credit Card Use: Approval of limited use of credit card system.
Courtney Elton Dual Enrollment 2005-2006: Approval of Courtney Elton to
attend Lake City Community College as a full-time Dual Enrollment student forthe
2005-2006 school year.
2004-2005 School Volunteers: Approval of the following volunteers as..
designated for the 2004-2005 school year: '
Abney, Lori A Chavous, Sarah J Hurst, Willamena Pinner, Susan N.,

Allen, Holly M. Cheek, Mildred L.
Alston, Julia M. Chestnut, Janice

Anthony, Donna
Baker, Michelle
Rhonda J.
Bechtold, Natalie
Beckham, Billie
Beckham, Donna
Beckham, Len
Begue, Tonya
Berry, Ronda

Berry, Wanda M.
Booth, Sara Ellen
Bowers, Janice
Bowers, Thelma
Boyd, Joseph E.

Copeland, Johnnie
Corbin, Tina D.

Crowley, Cynthis R.
Daniel, Emily
Davis, Farrah D.

Dawson, Elizabeth
DeLaney, Bertha L

Downing, Barbara
Edwards, James III
Espinosa, Amy M.
Evans, Jeri Lyn

Everett, Brenda M.
Flowers, Dixie L.
Foster, Kristina .
Frierson. Kenna C.

Fulford, Stefanie R.
Gainey, Candice J.


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

FOR. SALE Queen bedroom set, dark
wood, dresser w/mirror & light, headboard,
sameway, 5 drawer dresser. $275.00; also 2
antique dressers $25.00 each; (2) horses -
(1) 6 year old TB mare & (1) 2 year TB/App.
stud $300.00 each. Call 542-3377.
FOR SALE Jazzy 1143 Wheel Chair,
purchased June 2003, lift was also
purchased at the same time. The link is only
6 months old. Original cost was $5800., unit
has upgrades of seat that leans back and
also' raises' and lowers. Has leg rest that
raise & lower with feeding tray that slides on
arm rest. Link plus cost $3800 new. Make
reasonable offer or trade for boat, motor &
trailer that is in decent shape.
FOR SALE 55 gallon drums, clean, good
condition, $7. each or 25-50 $6 each, 50-
Above -$5 each, 542-2468 evenings, cell -
81.-7,19-0108 or 813-716-4382..
ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe clamps, spools of wire, and
a variety of electrical fittings all brand new...
half price or OBO for the lot. Call Sid at 498-
3312 (days) or 498-2991.
BATHROOM SINKS Two oval bathroom
sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at 498-3312 (days)
or 496-2991.
Strawberries -, $7.00 flat, 1/2 flat $4.00. Call
Jerry, 356-1801.
AUCTION: Tuesdays & Saturdays, 6 p.m., 3
miles.south of Cross City on Hwy. 19 at Old
Drive ; In Now taking consignments. (352)
356-0721. AB#2424, Au#2548.
12 n .-
excellent condition, only cut 110 acres, barn
stored all year. Fella Tedder TH540T-
$3;J7.0 NH Rake-216 $12.330; NH Mower
1432 $16.740; NH Round Baler .688 -
$18.7820, call (352) 375-6.132 or (352) 472-
GUNTOWNUSA Gun Sales, Repairs,
GREAT PRICES on special orders. Store
hours:_12 Noon 5 P.M., Tues., Fri. Buy,
Sell & Trade. Concealed weapons training
classes, call for appointment. Call 542-
,.ufn -
HOUSEBOAT for sale or trade, 40+ feet
Seagoing houseboat, fly bridge, twin
Chrysler 318 needs TLC, $18,000.00.
(352) 542-7349, ask for Billy.
FOR 4SALE 24 ft: Proline, Mercury 135, hull
rebuild' by Corsey rnaiy extras, may be seen
ii Suwarnee (386; 658-1,302.
YARD SALE Saturday, April 16th, 8a.m.- 12
noon, Housewares, small furniture, books,
clothes, baby boy clothes, toys and misc.
Cha'yous Rd. to 143rd Ave, (Jr. Cannon Rd),
lookfor signs.
16 :
YARD SALE at Betty Gassett's home at the
end-of the .Lovie Cannon Road, beside Ruth
Raids Middle School. Saturday, April 16,
8:00'a.m. -2:00 p.m.
16 .
must go, CR 346, SE of the Suwannee Old
TownChurch of God, Saturday, April 16th,
8:0(.until. Pews, piano etc...
EXTENDED YARD SALE Cross City at First,
United Methodist Church, behind the
Courthouse, Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. to
HALF PRICE.. Moving Our Merchandise.
Come one, come all!
CAIL ME if you need your house cleaned,
call '542-1494.
Position: Teacher, School Guidance
Logtion: Ruth Rains Middle School.
Description: To provide guidance and
counseling service to students, parents and
Contact: Anne Stanley, Director of
PerSonnel, P.O. Box 890, Cross City, FL
32628. Phone (352) 498-6149, FAX (352)
Term of Emplovymnent: 2005-2006 School
A station Deadline: June 1, 2005(12:00
S:We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.
16 -
HELP WANTED all shifts, cooks,
dishwashers, and waitresses. Apply in
person, Bridge End Cafe, Steinhatchee,
16 ;
HELP WANTED General labor $6.00
p/hour, full or part time, (352) 542-7349, ask
for gilly.
HELP WANTED The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is accepting
applications for a FULL TIME EQUIPMENT

Waste Department. Must have Class A-CDL
in good standing. Starting Salary is $7.54 hr.
Benefits include health insurance, life
insurance, paid vacation and retirement.
AppliCations are available at the Dixie
County Commissioners Office at the Dixie
County Courthouse and will be accepted
through, 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20,

2005. A pre-employment drug test is Medical Center, Inc.
required. 15-16

For further information contact Joe Ruth at
(352) 356-0033
Dixie County is a drug free workplace and
an EOE.
Facility Expanding
Up to $3500

Weekend Program, All Shifts
Under new ownership with
competitive starting wages.

Consider a long term career in
Health-care where the
relationships with your patients
and your co-workers can be long
term too! Come be a part of a
team ,where "Care is Our
300 NW 1st Ave., Williston,
(352) 528-3561,

Join Our Staff...

Under new ownership with
competitive starting wages

Consider a long term career in
Healthcare, where the
relationships with your patients
and your co-workers can be
long-term too! Come be a part of
a team where "Care Is Our
300 NW 1st Ave., Williston,.
(352) 528-3561, DFWP, EOE.

PT/FT For Charting Only.
Williston Health Care & The
Manor .at Gainesville. Attention
to Detail, Organized, and
Possess Customer Relations
skills. Come be a part of a team
where "Care Is Our Business".

Apply in person 300 NW 1st
Ave., Williston, (352) 528-3561,

HELP WANTED The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is accepting
applications for (2) FULL TIME EQUIPMENT
SHOP MECHANIC for the Road Department.
Truck Drivers must have Class A-CDL in
good standing. Starting Salary is $7.54 hr.
Benefits include health insurance, life
insurance, paid vacation and retirement.
Applications are available at the Dixie
County Commissioners Office at the Dixie
County Courthouse and will be accepted
through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20,
2005. A pre-employment drug test is
For further information contact Howard
Reed at (352) 356-0028.
Dixie County is a drug free workplace and
an EOE.


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Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: May 9th
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
Associated Training Services
HIRE BONUS for experienced drivers! call
about dry bulk & flatbed positions at our
Newberry Terminal. (866)-300-8759.
HELP WANTED Cashier, apply in person
at Pinner's Oasis, US 19 N, across from high
school, 498-3236.
HELP WANTED Cooks & servers needed,
full-time & part-time. Apply in person, Salt
Creek Rest., anytime, 7 days a week.
HELP WANTED Medical Assistant wanted
for busy medical office. Must be proficient in
technical skills to include phlebotomy, ekgs,
injections, vital signs, etc. Lab & x-ray
experience a plus. Must be multi-task with a
strong commitment to accuracy, organization
and detail. Fulltime position available.
Excellent salary and fringe. Resume may be
faxed to (352) 493-7070, emailed to or delivered to Chiefland

Human Resources Department
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
198 Duty Days full-time tenured track
position to conduct the learning experience
in the classroom, laboratory and/or clinical
area. Prepare for instruction (syllabi, lesson
plans, tests; and recommending course
offerings, sequence, faculty assignments).
Requires MSN in Nursing, State of Florida
Licensed RN or License eligible, plus 3
years experience as staff nurse. Computer
literate. Open until filled. Review of
applications to begin April 18, 2005.
149 SE College Place
Information: (386) 754-4314,
FAX (386) 754-4594
E-MAIL: Boettchergl(
Require college Application, Resume &
Applications are available on WEB AT:
Lake City Community College is accredited
by the Commission On Colleges of the.
Southern Association of Colleges and
- Drivers needed, Class A CDL, (2) years
experience required, DFWP, call (386) 294-

Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and non-HC
accessible apartments. We pay pest control,
water, sewer & garbage. On-site laundry
facility. Call (352) 498-3175. Hwy. 351A
Timber Lane, Cross City, FL TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
FOR RENT Office Space/Retail Space on
busy US 19. Call Phillip for details. (352)
FOR SALE Used mobile home, 14x64, 2' Br,
2 B, remodeled $10,000.00. Call 542-
0342, after 6 p.m.
LOOKING FOR HOME single mom & 3 kids,

with owner financing with option to by with
low down payment. Call (352) 498-2850 or
FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 B on 2 acres, fenced
yard, central H/A, quiet area. Call 542-3377.
FOR RENT 1 BR house, furnished or
unfurnished on Hollis Chewning Rd., South
of Catholic Church, nice for elderly couple,
newly remodeled, call 498-5694.
SERVICES: Individual counseling and
support groups for women' are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services are
confidential and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at (352) 486-3305, (352)
498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-
2747 for an appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983, Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy, community
education, and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and educational
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, in
Steinhatchee, Florida.

AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00 p.m.
Cross City Church of Christ, McArthur Street,
across from Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1 -
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. # 2005-
0389. '(352) 498-5463.
Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears, MTD, Briggs,
Kohler, Robin and Honda. Blades for most
mowers. Beauchamp Saw Shop, (352) 493-
IF YOU WANT YOUR CAR washed & shined
come see Edward Hines, Pepper's Trailer
Park, 234 NE Ave. Cross City, FL, Home
(352) 498-2123, Cell (352) 870-8147, ask
for Charles, will pick-up & deliver.
WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
drilling -Pump Sales, Repair & Service
*Water Conditioners, Iron Filters, Sulphur.
Removal & Water Softeners -State Lic:
#2632- Now accepting MCNisa/Discover.
(352) 498-3038. -
NEW! at IRON -FREE Well Water Company.
PENOX Wide Spectrum Filtration System.

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Cut to your desired lengths delivery service
available. Twenty colors in stock, for immediate
pick-up or delivery. All accessories in stock.
Special trims and flashings made.
Call Today! (352) 498-0778
Toll Free 888-393-0335

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S)ixie Couniv Sightings

Snakes, Snakes, Everywhere There's Snakes!
Our Di\ic Sighting for this week is from several brave souls
\\ho killed some pretty good size rattle snakes. Yikes! They are
The first picture (left) is of Danny King (left) and Jamie
Store (right). got this big 5'3" rattler in Jamie's driveway last
week. It had six rattles and a button.
The second picture (right) is of Adam Stinson (left) and
Bookie Evans (right), showing off their 6' plus snake that is
sporting 20 rattles and a button.
Several other sightings of snakes have been ,reported and
should'act as a reminder that the river is up, timberlands flooded
and creeks running; all making for "snake escapes." Be extra careful
your iii>

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 14, 2005

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Health Dept. Warns Of Risk Related To Flooding
With the expected crest of the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers the Health Department reminds
citizens of the risks of floodwaters. Specifically, the risk for contaminated private wells and increased
breeding grounds for mosquitoes warrant vigilance on the part of the public. If your well has been
flooded, specifically if water has stood around your well casing, it needs to be tested and disinfected
when floodwaters recede. Questions about testing should be directed to the Dixie County Health
Department at 352-498-1360.
It is important to disinfect both the well and the plumbing with chlorine bleach to ensure that all
infectious agents are killed. If you have water treatment devices, remove all membranes, cartridges and
filters and replace them after the chlorination process is completed. The-amount of chlorine and the
length of time you allow it to. remain in your system are equally important. Common unscented
laundry bleach can be used effectively as a chlorine disinfectant. Complete instructions for sampling
your well and sampling kits may be obtained at the Dixie County Health Department.
With the increase of standing water, comes the risk of an increased mosquito population and the
risk of mosquito born disease. Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent breeding grounds for
mosquitoes and to protect themselves.
Preventing mosquito born disease
To protect against mosquitoes, DOH urges the public to remain diligent in their personal
mosquito protection efforts. These should include the 5 D's for prevention:
Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood, for many
species this is during the dusk and dawn hours.
Dress Wear clothing that covers skin.
DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET
(N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended.
Products with concentrations up to 30% DEET are generally recommended for most
situations. (It is not recommended to use DEET on children younger than 2 months old.
Instead, infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting used over carriers when
mosquitoes are present). If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent
directly to your clothing. Always read the manufacturers directions carefully before you put
on a repellent.
Drainage Check your home to rid it of standing water in which mosquitoes can lay their
Tips on eliminating mosquito breeding sites
Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters.
Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain.
Turn over or remove plastic pots.
Pick up all beverage containers and cups.
Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water.
*. *Pump out bilges on boats.
Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week.
Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week.
Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of water.
Questions regarding flooding and public health may be directed to the Dixie County Health
Department at 352-498-1360.

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