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Dixie County advocate
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Rose O. Chavous
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Commissioners Set Fee For Tree Debris Collection

By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Beginning on May 1, 2005 the county will
begin charging for the collection of tree debris at
the -rolloff sites. This new fee comes after'
Commissioners were made aware of the costs
involved in the removal of debris collected from
commercial haulers and land clearing companies.,
I Joe Ruth, Dixie County Soild Waste,
Recycling & Mosquito Control Coordinator,
noted that the county collects, on average,
between 3,000-4,000 square yards, per rolloff site
each quarter and that that amount continues to

yards or more of debris. Debris will be accepted
at all the rolloff sites EXCEPT the Middle
School, Transfer Station, Pole Gap and 349 North
All fees must be pre-paid and NO MONEY
WILL BE ACCEPTED at the rolloff sites. Here's
how it- works. Coupons may be purchased in
advance at the County Commission Office in the
Courthouse from 8am-5pm or at the Transfer
Station from 7am-3:30pm.. Once you have your
coupon, you simply present it to the Rolloff

Flooding Continues To

Plague River Residents

; This pile of leaves, limbs and logs at the Horseshoe Beach rolloff site are waiting to be burned.

grow each year as our population increases.
Ruth noted that in order to dispose of the debris
the county must have permits from both the
Department of Environmental Protection' and
Division of Forestry. In order to obtain those
permits, the county has to provide the riecessar)
equipment to safely and properly burn the
materials. The county must also dedicate a
worker for the job. "
While this will. not be a popular move, the
Commission feels that it is only fair that those
who are getting paid to haul off debris pay for the
service of removing the debris. Residents with
small loads, fewer than 3. yards, will not be
The definition of a Commercial Hauler is -
aahyone who hauls debris for someone else and
receives payment, OR anyone dropping off 3

Fees are as follows: trailers 14 feet and over -
S75.00 per load (one coupon); single, double axle
dump trucks over 14 feet $150.00 or two
coupons. Out-of-County tree debris (no out-of-
count) household garbage ill be accepted) will
be accepted as long as you pay in advance.
If a site is closed you will have to go to
another site or wait until they are opened.

Dixie County's population is growing, and
along with that the demand on services provided
by the county. The Commissioners are vigilant
in their search for grants and other means to
subsidize the growth and state mandates,
however, they must also look to see that the
county is not taken advantage of. It's your tax
dollars they are protecting.

Dixie's Men In Green
By Terri Langford
The L. Earl Peterson
Forestry Station, located just "
north of Cross City, has been a .
part of the Dixie County el
community since the 1930's,
providing fire-fighting services '
to residents and farmers. The
traditions at the station are deep '
rooted. The men who have .
served in the past and those ~
serving today are dedicated- to E
their task....
The historic site once housed
firefighters but is now used to
house equipment. and staff
offices with fire response 24-7.
Heading up the station is
Larry Grubbs, Forest Area
Supervisor. Grubbs has nine
years of experience and lives in
the Old Town area. His list of
qualifications is long and
includes 'Emergency Medical
Technician certification and

CPR/AED First Responder
Instructor certification. He is a Dixie County's DOF Men In Gre
Nationally Qualified Wildland Grubbs, Tyler Futch, Ronnie Rho
Firefighter and Division Group Supervisor, Strike Team/Task
Force Leader, Certified Prescribed Bum Manager, Wildfire
Prevention Team Member, Helicopter Crew member and
Emergency Response to Terrorism as Company Officer. Grubbs
has worked on large fires in state and throughout the nation. He
has been awarded the Distinguished Service Awards for 1998,
1999 and 2000, and received a letter of recognition from Northern
Rockies Coordination Group, Montana for 2003.
While working brush fires is their main duty, they are a state-
vide response agency and are frequently asked to travel
throughout the state to provide backup assistance to other stations
-and agencies. Currently they are part of a task force working in
the orange groves in the Orlando area helping the Department of
Agriculture determine the amount of damage .sustained from a
recent outbreak of citrus canker. Nationally, the Cross City crew is
ready to help respond to fires outside the state of Florida.
Last summer you saw members of the Cross City station
rianning the distribution sites after the hurricanes ravaged our
iaea. They spend many hours in the heat, loading up water and
ejher supplies to take to residents who were hit hardest by the
storms. Grubbs stated that they are always ready, willing and able
to help the community out and have a great working relationship
ith the Board of County Commissioners.

The flooded Suwannee River gives new meaning to the name "Riverhouse".

By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Dixie residents living along the
Suwannee River continue to cope with the
flooding waters and are relieved to see
some areas of the river beginning to
Dixie Emergency Management
Director Chad Reed stated that for the
most part people along the. river were
ready for the flooding and made the
necessary preparations. Last week the
County put out water buffalos with potable
water for those who chose to stay in their

homes. The Health Department put out
information concerning well testing and
mosquito alerts. Reed stressed that if your
well case was under water you need to
contact the Health Department at 498-1360
to have your water tested. Residents
throughout the county need to be prepared
for the onslaught of mosquitoes that will
soon hatch and take the necessary
Reed stated that his department had not
received any reports of damage to homes.

There will no doubt be damage to
roadways, parks and secondary structures,
but officials will have to wait to access the
damage after the waters recede.
As of Tuesday, both the Suwannee and
Santa Fe Rivers had crested and several
areas reported below flood stage elevations
and falling.

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des. Not pictured were Adam Pardin and Shannon Valentine.
Although they are always ready to respond to a fire, Grubbs
and his team still feels strongly about fire prevention. The
Division of Forestry (DOF) has some excellent programs for
teaching fire prevention, from the private sector to the public
school system, library and other educators, the DOF has a tailor
made program to fit your needs.
Grubbs stated that he would like to see more people take
advantage of the Mitigation Program provided by the DOF. This
unique program is free to the public and has one goal in mind, to
reduce wildland fuels. You need to simply call the station at 352-
498-1380 and request the service. A team will come to your home
and clear excess brush, debris, timber, litter, etc. from around your
A new program just implemented this week is the Fire Wise
Program. This past Tuesday, community leaders gathered at the
Putnam Lodge. where they were given information on how to
become prepared for wildfires now, not when it is too late. More
on how the workshop turned out in next week's Advocate.
Grubbs is proud of his team at the L Earl Peterson Forestry
Station. "We have firefighters with as little as two years
experience to 28 years," Grubbs stated. "I couldn't ask for a better
group of men."
See "MEN IN GREEN", continued page 5

By Tern Langlord Si Writet 'r
Mrs. Hattie Bell Johnson (pictured above) dropped by the
Advocate this Tuesday to give us the exciting news of her nephew,
Nick Collins, expecting to be a 2nd round pick in the NFL Draft.
Nick, a 2001 Dixie County High School Graduate has been
.attending Bethune Cookman College in Daytona for the past 4
years, playing safety for the Wildcats.
A kick-off celebration will be held at his Aunt Hattie's home
this Friday beginning at 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come
out and congratulate Nick on his upcoming career with the NFL.
Watch for full details and find out who Nick will be playing for
in next weeks Advocate.

Child Safety

Rally To Be

Held May 7th
A Child Safety Awareness
Rally, sponsored by the Old
Town Elementary School
PTO, will be held Saturday,
May 7th at the school
beginning at 1:00 pm.
Suzanne Telan from the
National Missing and
Exploited Children's
Foundation will be speaking.
In addition the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office will hand out
DNA kits and information on
Sexual Predators in our area
will also be made available.
There will be free hot dogs,
chips and sodas provided. Oh,
and don't miss out on the free
raffle for door prizes.
Unfortunately abductions
and sex crimes against children
are on the rise and as parents
we need to educate our
children. This Rally will give
you the necessary tools to do
just that. See you on the 7th.


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P.O.. Box 5030. Cross City, FL 32628-5030
Ph. (352) 498-3372 FAX (352)498-0420
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Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published In Dixie County

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

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S i, Jerry Prater

Hindsight 101
:People are griping about the price of gasoline, and who could
blame them? Say what you will about how prices were even higher
in 1980 if we adjust for inflation; tell me all about how much more
gas costs in Europe if you like, but I'm concerned about the price
right here and right now.
Inflation is no excuse for high gasoline prices for a couple of
reasons. First of all, high gas prices are more a cause of inflation
than an effect. Almost all consumer goods are delivered by trucks,
and those 18-wheelers don't exactly get what you could call good
fuel mileage. A friend who drove his own truck coughed up 28
grand a year in fuel costs, and that was a few years ago when fuel
cost about 40% less than it costs today.
Consider also that the price of gasoline has increased by at least
25% since January of last year. That could hardly be the result of
other inflationary factors in the American economy.
Between the time I got my first job pumping gas back. about
1948 and the OPEC embargo of 1973, the price of gasoline
increased from 25 cents to a little over 30 cents a gallon. Crude
from Saudi Arabia was going for $3.00 a barrel back then, which is
why we were buying so much foreign oil that we actually became,
dependent ori it, and the Arabs 'vised up to that fact and applied the
That Was the ideal time for a naval blockade of the Persian
Gulf but our leaders felt that such retaliatory measures would be
"immoral." (Ripoffs aren't immoral?) So now crude costs upwards
of $50.00 per barrel, with no end in sight.
:Emboldened by our timidity over the oil embargo, a revolution-
ary movement that overthrew the government of Iran in 1979
invaded our embassy in Tehran and took 90 US personnel hostage.
That was an act of war, but we did not retaliate.
:Islamic terrorists have been harassing us ever since, though
they did back offa bit during the Reagan administration, especially
after Reagan ordered an air strike on Libya in response to a
terrorist attack against US troops at a Berlin night club. However,
the reprieve was short-lived, with hostilities on the part of Middle
Eastern entities increasing sharply during the 1990s, and Iraq's
defeat in the Gulf War shifting the emphasis to unprovoked attacks
by Islamic extremists, culminating in 9/11.
No one.can say for sure that a naval blockade of the Persian
Gulf in 1973 could have prevented the acts of hostility that
followed, not to mention the unrealistic increase in the price of
crude oil; but in retrospect, it would certainly have been worth a
The artificial shortages caused by the oil embargo of 1973 did
motivate one thing that the recent price hikes thus far haven't:
conservation. Well, I have heard that SUV's and monster trucks

aren't selling quite as well as they were. Well, why buy something
that barely gets 15mpg going downhill if you don't really heed it
for work or passenger capacity?
In 1988, I bought a Chevrolet Sprint, an economy car that was
also economy-priced. It got 50 mpg, in town or on the highway,
even with the AC running. I still have it, though three trips around
the odometer and a rebuilt carburetor have dropped the fuel
efficiency by about 12 mpg. Still, it's better gas mileage than you
can get today without buying a hybrid that costs so much that, if
you can afford one, you probably aren't worried about the price of
fuel. It's worth about the price of scrap metal on the used car
market, and no, it's not for sale. I'm keeping it until they start
making them- or something like them-again.
We need to shed our dependency on foreign oil. There's plenty
in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. New refineries and a halt to
policies requiring a lot of different blends would help immensely.
And energy independence would cut off a lot of money going to
-the Middle East, where at least some of it finds its way to terrorist

Notification of Prescribed Burn
Cross City The Florida Division of Forestry, in conjunction
with Cross City and the Suwannee River Water Management
District, will be conducting a series of prescribed burns on the 500-
acre spray field property located Southeast of downtown Cross
City in sections, 10, 15, and 16 of Township 10 South and Range
12 East.
The purpose of the bum is to minimize the risk of wildlife in
your neighborhood by reducing flammable vegetation. Additional
benefits include greener; more open forestland as hazardous fuel
buildups are reduced and nutrients are returned to the soil.
Residents may also notice an increase in wildlife due to improved
quality and variety of forage.
The burns will be conducted throughout the year, only on days
when weather conditions are appropriate to maintain control and
minimize inconvenience to the community. You may experience.
some smoke, but every effort will be made to reduce the impact to
your neighborhood. In the unlikely event that you encounter smoke
.or fog on the'highway, remember these safety tips:
-Slow down!
-Use windshield wipers in heavy fog.
-Turn on your low-beam headlights.
-If you cannot see well enough to keep driving, pull all the way
off of the pavement and stop. Turn on your emergency flashers.
-Leave enough space between your vehicle and the roadway to
allow you to safely exit the vehicle without obstructing traffic.
-Report the hazard to the nearest highway patrol office so that
other drivers can be warned.
Prescribed fire is the most effective tool land managers have to
protect both their property and yours from wildlife. For more
information about Florida's prescribed burning program call your
local Division of Forestry at (352) 498-1380 or look on the web at
Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM April 21, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, will meet on Thursday, April 21", 2005, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting,
in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County
Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
Call to order
Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting of April 7'", 2005
height restrictions from 35 feet to 50 feet on Lot 2, Stewart City Subdivision;
Applicant James Bray.
Tim Owen, .0 & A Insurance Services-Re: Options for Health Insurance
Robin & Roger Payne, Old Town Residents-Re: Heavy Tractor Trailer
Traffic on Suwannee Campgrounds paved road
Edward R. (Buddy) Sheppard-Re: Road Closing for an Old Town Parcel
Anthony Fraccalvieri, International Environmental Technologies, Inc.-Re:
Waste Management
Doyle Ratliff-Re: Closed Road
Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
Suwannee Water and Sewer Manager
Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
Holly Houghton, County Agent
Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator,
Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
Jack Spivey, Building Official
Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
County Commission items
Vouchers approved
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should contact ,(352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the'
third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be
placed on the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM
on Friday preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
/s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
/s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk
pub: April 21, 2005

Dixie County's Republican Party

Attends Spring Quarterly Meeting
I Dixie County was well represented at the Republican Party of
Florida Spring Quarterly Meeting this past weekend in
Tallahassee. In attendance were John Friskey, Republican County
Chairman, Chris Harmon, Secretary/Treasurer, and George and Joy
Anderson, State Committeeman and Committeewoman.
Many state and local politicians also were in attendance. Many
ideas and questions that were directed to the officials pertained to
and concerned Dixie County.
Lunch was served at The Florida 'Capitol with Carole Jean
Jordan, Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida speaking to
the group. '
Friday night everyone enjoyed a Chairman's Reception,
sponsored by Charljie Crist, Florida Attorney General, at the
historic Goodwood Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee. Mel
Martinez, U.S. Senator sponsored a luncheon for all in attendance
All in all the meeting proved to be most informative.

Sad to say, there are enough politicians reacting to pressure
from environmental whackos that none of this seems likely to
happen any time soon. '


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Attorney General Issues Fraud Alert
TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Charlie Crist today issued
a fraud alert for Florida businesses warning of a scheme in which
they receive a solicitation for funds, supposedly from the Florida
Secretary of State's Office. The solicitation by the "Corporate
Compliance Center" (CCC) requests payment of a $100 fee in
accordance with Florida Statutes. CCC is not affiliated with the
Secretary of State's Office in any way.
The statute cited by CCC does govern requirements for
businesses to keep annual minutes, but does not require that these
minutes not to mention a $100 fee be submitted to any outside
entity including the Secretary of State's Office. According to
complaints received, several readers of this solicitation believe this
is a valid requirement. As part of the scam, businesses are asked to
submit the minutes and a check made payable to CCC.
"Businesses are encouraged to be alert for this type of scam,"
said Crist., "The solicitations appear to be authentic, but are
nothing more than a sham. Anyone who might question whether an
agency of the government can require the payment of funds should
contact that agency before writing a check."
In this case, the address provided for the Corporate Compliance
Center was 400 Capital Circle, Suite 18-403, Tallahassee, FL
32301. That location is a local United Parcel Service (UPS) Store,
from which mail was forwarded, unopened to an address in
An investigation revealed that similar acts occurred in Arizona
and California in 2002. The Attorney General's Office has
launched an investigation in Florida. Any business owner who
believes he has been a victim should call the Attorney General's
Fraud Hotline toll free at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226).

Kendrick Proposes To Change

Regulatory Control
In 1998 Floridians voted to combine the five agencies that
were created to protect, manage and conserve Florida's wildlife,
marine and freshwater fisheries into one agency. The outcome of
the votes changed Florida's Constitution, giving Constitutional
authority to the newly created combined agency, The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle) has proposed a House
Joint Resolution that will end the constitutional authority of the
FWCC. HJR 1581 xII give the regulation of wild animal life,
fresh water aquatic life and marine life to an Agency-under the
Kendrick feels that the people of Florida 'would be better
served with.FWCC as a state agency, similar to the Department of
Environmental Protection.
Once the resolution is passed, the fate of changing the
constitution would once again be in .the hands of Florida voters.
The repeal of Section 9, Article IV and Section 23 of Article XII,
if passed, would be placed on the 2006 General Election ballot for
voters to decide the final outcome.
"Many user groups, including hunters, feel like they are
currently at the mercy of the,Commission and feel that they have
often had their due process rights compromised," said Kendrick.
"It is important for the citizens of the state to have adequate due
process," Kendrick continued.
Under the current Constitution revisions, there are those who
feel that due process is not afforded them through FWCC.
Kendrick also feels that the creation of the FWCC in the
Constitution was' not intended to compromise the requirement of
biological and scientific data for the implementation of agency
rules. An example of such would be the rule relating to mesh size
that is the Constitutional amendment that was passed in 1994.
People affected by the net limitation amendment have not had
access to a fair due process.


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Dixie County:

Jail Log
39, FTA Disorderly Intoxication, .
Drug Equipment. "
Opdn Container, Disorderly
Fleeing & Eluding, Failure To Obey
Traffic Control, Reckless Driving, No- *
Driver's License.
Robbery Sudden Snatching, Sale
of Substance In Lieu of Cocaine,
Qruelty to Animals, Grand Theft 11, 1
Motor Vehicle. *
35, Battery, Disorderly Conduct, FTA
- Battery on Law Enforcement ;^
Officer, FTA Uttering A Forged
BYRD, BILLY MAC, 24, Sexual :4
* Battery(Person Under 12).
JUVENILE, 14, Battery, Domestic,
Disorderly Conduct.
Warrant Sale of Cocaine.
Introduction Controlled Substance
'Into Detention Facility, VOP '- :
Possession Controlled Substance,
VOP Possession -20 Grams
Marijuana. .
Open Container. *
27, Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail.
39, VOP Sex Offender.
DUI, DWLS/R, Attaching Tag Not
Warrant FTA Trespass, Warrart -
FTA Resisting Arrest Without
Violence, Warrant FTA DWLS/R.
APRIL .17 :
FTA Burglary of Dwelling/Grand -*
Theft Ill.
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benefits the entire family
Recognizing the positive
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If dinner is impossible,
try breakfast or lunch.
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Events For The Week Of:
Apr 14th Apr 21st

"Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
2001 Rx Program free.
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
'j 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
2', 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, comer ,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 r their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
* AL-ANON Family Group
SAA Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
* Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
* Cross-City Town Council -
2nd and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
* Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
* The Dixie County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board- Will meet
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
SCommissioners' Meeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
the Board. At this meeting the
Board will be reviewing the
Dixie County Transportation
SDisadvantaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
* Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every

Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday morning
at 11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
Meeting every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at the Cross City Woman's
Club on the comer of Barber &
Chewning. Call: 1-800-651-
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Preserve It
Join us on Tuesday, April
26th for a food preservation
workshop. It will be held from
9:30 AMs 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.

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If Yor're Pregnant?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling
f New Life Pregnancy &
Resource Center
Mon. & Thurs. 1tam -4pm
Located Behind
First Baptist Church
Cross City, Fl
Ph. 498-7776

Hee-Haw Reunion Set

For May 27

Public Service

Information Announcements



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.
There is also a drawing 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.

Quirky Festivals Keep Rural
Traditions Alive
Red Bellies, Watermelon, Zucchini and Blueberries are all
honored at local festivals in North Central Florida. These festivals
are full of food and fun and give a flavor of life not found in
Florida's big city living. These annual events offer uniquely North
Florida activities including a catfish roundup, watermelon
chunking, belly flop contest, and crowning a zucchini king and
Red Belly Day April 30th, 2005 Fanning Springs State Park,
Fanning Springs, Florida. If you haven't been to this beautiful state
park it is worth the trip alone. Aqua blue water and a boardwalk
lined with lush vegetation offer a beautiful site. But add in a day
full of music, fun and great contests, including a nationally
celebrated belly flop contest make this truly a worthwhile event!
Admission is $6.00 day of show for ages 6-12 (below 6 is free) for
ages 13 + it is $8.00 day of show. For more information see: Or for information on the park try:
Fanning Springs State Park; 18020 N.W. Highway 19; Fanning
Springs, FL 32693, Phone: 352-463-3420
Newberry Watermelon Festival May 14th 2005 Canterbury,
Equestrian Showplace 23100 W. Newberry Road; Newberry,
Florida. For 60 years this town straight west of Gainesville has
been taking a slice out of life and enjoying an annual watermelon
festival. The watermelons are always provided from a local grower
and given to the festival goers for FREE. We have beauty pageants
for ages 0-22 years. Some of the favorite festival activities started
many years ago and still continue today. These activities include
contests for watermelon eating, seed spitting, hog calling, pie/cake
baking, and of course the "Big Melon."
Windsor Zucchini Festival May 14th, 2005 The Windsor
Volunteer Fire Station, 1401 SE CR 234 (just a few minutes east of
'Gainesville). This festival has host of unique events worth the
drive including: Zucchini ice-cream, zucchini carving contest,
Cook-A-Zuke Contest, Duke of Zuke and Zuqueenie Pageant and
more. Saturday May 14, 2005 8:00 am 4:30 pm (Rides open until
9:00 pm).
Wellborn Blueberry Festival Saturday June 4th, 2005 -
Wellborn (Just north of US 90, 12 miles west of Lake City).
Wellborn lays claim to Florida's largest blueberry festival, the
festival features such activities as a parade, pie eating contest, and
the crowning of Little Miss and Mister Blueberry, providing family
fun and typifying the down home feel of the community.

Food Source Ministry
For just $25 a box, you, someone you know or would like to
help, can receive a big savings in fresh meats, fruits and vegetables
as well as daily and staple items.
Call 407-366-6267 or 1-800-832-5020 to find a host site near
you. We accept major credit cards, money orders and Food
Stamps. Pick up will be April 23,.2005.
April Tentative Menu Regular box includes Butterball turkey
breast with gravy (4-6 pounds), breaded chicken patties, beef
skillet meal, ground' turkey, okra, Brazilian coffee, Wheatberry
bread, Mrs. Smith's dessert, eggs, cereal, ruby red grapefruit
sections, syrup, French toast sticks, broccoli, potatoes and bananas.
With regular purchase you may purchase the meat box: meat
box includes rib-eye steaks, fish sticks, corn dogs,, ground beef,
lemon pepper chicken breast pieces, bologna and chicken tenders.
No qualifying, volunteer service, order limits or income
requirement. Visit

American Legion Post 383 To
Hold Yard Sale
American Legion Auxiliary (ladies) Post 383, Old Town, will
have a yard sale at the Post, Saturday, April 23rd, beginning at 8:00
am. Hundreds of items will be for sale to the general public,
including Christmas decorations.
American Legion Post 383 is located at 1297 NE 82nd Avenue,
Old Town, FL. 82nd Avenue runs parallel and East of Highway 19.
Signs will be located along highway 19.

Last Red



Meeting -

April 26
The last meeting for Red
Belly Day Volunteers will be
held next Tuesday, April 26,
5:30 P.M. at City Hall in
Cross City.
Please make your plans to
attend this important meeting
as the final plans are put into

Kindergarten &
PK Round-Up
On Thursday, April 28th
from 9:00-1:00 bring your
child for Kindergarten
registration and/or PK Round-
Up and enjoy the fun at
Anderson Elementary School!
We will provide hot dogs,
chips, drinks, "screening
feedback for parents, and a
free book for your child.
Bring with you your child's
birth certificate, social security
card, immunizations, current
physical, and also a copy of
last year's tax return (for PK

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

When the heart is afire,
some sparks will fly out
of the mouth.
-Thomas Fuller

II & I/LeaderIStlp Camp from B:00 to 5:00
Drum lIajor AudItIonsB 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

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-enrolled 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.

y~idadc. ^temcatav. *amenac
MONDAY APRIL 25 Beef Nuggets or Baked Ham w/'
Cornbread, Macaroni & Cheese, Steamed Cabbage, Fruit or
Fruit Juice, Milk.
TUESDAY APRIL 26- Lasagna w/Hot Rolls or Hot dog on Bun, "
Tossed Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 Corn Dog, French Fries, Creamy-
Pudding, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Early Release 12:25 P.M.
THURSDAY APRIL 28 Shepherd's Pie w/Hot Rolls or BBQ-`
Beef on Bun,-Mixed Vegetables, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Kindergarten Registration & Pre-K Round-up @9:00A.M. 1:00
FRIDAY APRIL 29 Pizza or Manager's Choice, French Fries,.,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Oatmeal & Raisin Cookie, Milk.

Jehovah's Witness News
Jehovah's Witnesses began a new format this past week at a
gathering in Daytona Beach. Witnesses from North Central Florida
gathered for two days of Bible instruction at their beautiful
assembly hall over the weekend. The program featured the theme
"Be Guided by the Wisdom from Above" (James 3:17).
A new arrangement was instituted that helped the delegates not
only be instructed but also to retain information for application .in
their personal evangelizing in their home congregations. For
example: the opening symposium on Saturday had the theme
"Manifesting the Wisdom from Above in Our Lives".
Prior to the assembly each attendee had been provided with a
list of questions that would be answered by each speaker. In the
course of the program the questions "What will help us to acquire
Godly wisdom?" and "What effort have those in the group put
forth to reach more people with the good news?" would be
answered. Supporting evidence from the Bible was given for all to
consider. By following this new format all received the maximum
benefits from the program and were able to take with them the key
points to be reviewed later at one of the local congregation
Terry L. Wagner, who visits the twenty-six congregations in
this area, expanded the opening theme by covering other aspects of
Heavenly Wisdom. He was followed by the District Supervisor
Martin Hoffmann who conducted the first day by showing how
Christian Ministers, although viewed by some as 'unlettered and
ordinary' (Acts 4:13), are indeed qualified to speak God's wisdom
as presented in the Bible.
A regular feature of each gathering is the public baptism pf
new disciples. At this assembly 5 were immersed in symbol of
their personal dedication to'the Creator.
The questions discussed on Sunday's program were, "Why is it
foolish to trust in our own understanding or that of those not led by
divine wisdom?" Another talk answered, "From what pitfalls does
divine wisdom protect us?" I
By the conclusion of the assembly those in attendance could
clearly see why the new approach was developed. They came to
Daytona Beach anticipating specific things that they would learn
and left with satisfying answers that can strengthen them and
others in the community in the days to come.


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

Marclnq Bears Band

Calendar of Events

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for purchasing my hog at the
Suwannee River Livestock Show 6 Sale.
Your continued support of the youth of
our county is greatly appreciated.

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SSuperintendent Dennis Bennett,

, I 'School Board Members: David Keen,
I Timothy Alexander, Dwayne Rollison,
IT Pat Bell, & Gl6nn Osteen
ki for purchasing my Swine at the 2005
II Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale. 1
IT Everyone's support is greatly appreciated.

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Forester Adam Parden covers, both Taylor and Dixie Counties,
in assisting private landowners with forest related issues such as
reforestation and diseases. He also works with the Florida Forest
Stewardship Plan, which deals with timber issues and land
management in both counties. Parden holds a BS in Forestry from
Auburn University arid a Master's degree in Business
Administration from Troy State University.
Cory McGowan is a Senior Forest Ranger and has four years
under his belt. He is a resident of Horseshoe Beach. McGowan's
qualifications include Wildland Firefighter, Emergency Medical
Technician, First Responder Instructor, Strike Team/Task Force
Leader, Certified Prescribed Bum Manager, Southern (Wildland)
Engine Academy, National Fire Academy: Emergency Response
To Terrorism: Company Officer.
Forest Ranger John Sanders of Old Town has 28 years 'of
service with the DOF. He is a qualified Wildland Firefighter and
First Responder, Basic Air Operations, Fire Operations in the
Wildland-Urban Interface, 1-300 Incident Command System, S-
290 Intermediate Fire Behavior, Fire Cause and Origin
Investigation. Sanders earned Distinguished Service Awards for
1999 and 2000.
Ronnie Rhodes, Forest Ranger, has 24 years in with the DOF.
Living closer to Dixie's coast, he makes his home in Jena. Rhodes

Southern Sky Realty Opens New Office In

Horseshoe Beach

Agriculture Takes
Root In Classrooms
(NAPS)-Teaching budding
minds aboutagrieulture may
help cultivate a lifelong love
of learning. That's the idea
behind a national initiative
geared toward bringing agri-
cultural education into the
a;b'h.e program, called Agri-
,,culture in the Classroom
(,AITC), has grown popular
,with educators across the
country. Its supporters say
learning about farming and
'science not only provides easy-
6tb-understand examples of
how b)tanN, biology and chem-
istry affect our lives, it also
helps spark an intellectual
cchribsity in kids. Students
:Zvrlvedin'AITC are encour-
A~ged to consider where food
Yandfiber comes from and
;.what goes into producing it.
"- !As Americans are further
removed from the farm and
production agriculture, we need
1' 'show them that food comes
from farms, not from their local
store," says Kevin Daugherty,
(Education Manager, Illinois
Farm Bureau.
AITC dates back to 1981,
when the USDA established
"the initiative. The program
,is rdn-in every U.S. territory
stand state, and state organi-
zations decide on the most
,appropriate ,way to bring
,AITC into communities. In
New York state, for example,
the AITC program awards
V'garits to create Kids'Growing
'Food gardens at schools.
W- tie use the garden not only
for our math and science
jclgsses, b't. other classes, too.
The art teacher is creating a
garden mural. Another
teacher built us a wooden
!structure tohold our growing
number'of planted contain-
ers," says Felloy Gallanis,
Science Coordinator at P.S. 60
i Brooklyn.

SInsom neise. AITC is run
yiy network
.t at provides teachereduca-
Sion and materials distribu-
tion. States have also formed
educationall nonprofit orga-
4fzations to push the initia-
Stive forward.
Contributions and corpo-
..tate gifts help AITC thrive as
*ell. For instance, agricul-
tural biotechnology company
1 ,onsanto recently donated a
4S0,000 gift to help fund AITC
initiatives. The money will be
used to finance three projects
,,,per year through 2007.
.'. "The education efforts
undertaken-byAITC state pro-
grams are as important as
They have ever been," says
SKerry Preete of Monsanto.
!,For more information, visit
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Southern Sky Realty of
FL, Inc. announces the opening
of their Horseshoe Beach
Branch. Southern Sky Realty is
staffed by a team of Realtors
ready to help with all your
buying, selling, or property
. management needs. Everyone in
the office is required to belong
to the Dixie County Board of

Hurricane Flood Prevention Grants To Be Tax-Free

is a qualified Wildland Firefighter and has a broad knowledge of
and experience operating and maintaining forestry firefighting
Forest Ranger William R. Andrews, Sr. (Rob) has worked 6
years as a firefighter and is a resident of Cross City. His
qualifications include Wildland Firefighting, First Responder,
Certified Prescribed Burn Manager, S-290 Intermediate Fire
Behavior, 1-300 Incident Command System, Fire Cause and Origin
Investigation, S-212 Wildland Power'Saws, Distinguished Service
Award, 2000.
John Keyton, a 4-year Forest Ranger resides in neighboring
Bell. He is qualified as a Wildland Firefighter, First Responder,
Certified Prescribed Burn Manager, and Certified Engine Boss.
Shannon Valentine mans the Horseshoe Tower and has been
with the Cross City station for six months.
Last on the team is Forest Ranger Tyler Futch. Also a resident
of Horseshoe Beach, Futch has been on the team for two years. To
date he has qualified as a Wildland Firefighter and First

All of these men are a credit to their vocation, and residents of
Dixie County should feel secure in knowing that they are being
watched over and protected by these "Men In Green."

specializing in waterfront
investment property and is one
of the developers of Egret
Landing condos. Bobbie Payne,
is a. Sales associate and heads
the Property Management
Karen Barnhill is the
Broker and owner. She started
her main office in Mayo in
2000, followed by an office in
Live Oak a few years later. Local
interest prompted her to open an
office in Horseshoe Beach.
Karen and her husband, Eddie,
are fulltime residents of
Horseshoe. Karen is currently
serving on the Lake City Board
of Directors for her second term.
Southern Sky Realty will
be having an official grand
opening in the near future.
Please stop by to meet their
team, located at 50 Main Street,
Horseshoe Beach. You can reach
them at (352) 498-5600'.
Southern Sky is looking forward
to handling all your real estate

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Realtors which holds them to a
high standard of
professionalism, adhering to. a
strict code of ethics. They also
belong to the Multiple Listing
Service, putting your property
within reach of everyone
belonging to the service.,
Staffing the office is Will
Lawler, Sales associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. Florida residents
who received federal grants for hurricane
improvements won't have to pay income taxes on
the money after all, thanks to a bill co-sponsored
by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that has passed the
The Senate approved the bill by voice vote
late Wednesday night. A similar version,
sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, passed the
House March 14.
1 The House gave a final okay today, because
the Senate had adopted an amendment that
changed the date of when the tax exemption
would take effect, spelling out that taxpayers
receiving grants in 2004 would not be subject to
tax. The president is expected to sign the bill.
"The federal government shouldn't be placing
further financial burdens on disaster victims,"

Nelson said today. "Eliminating the disaster tax'"
will further help families get back on their feet
and provide them with greater protection from
the next storm."
The legislation came in response 'to a July.
ruling by the Internal Revenue Service th4
declared the grants taxable. Since the ruling,
many grant recipients received tax notices, some;
amounting to tens of thousands of dollars.
In one case cited by senators, a family th,
received a $125,000 grant to improve their homfo
and prevent future storm damage faced having t6
pay a $28,000 tax bill.
The goal of the grants is to help people in
areas prone to natural disasters, such as floods
and hurricanes, like Florida, protect their homes
and property.

Kendrick Proposes To Clarify Constitution

In 1994 one of the most controversial
Constitutional amendments was passed in
Florida, the illegal use of nets amendment. Since
the amendment has been passed, the commercial
fishing growth in Florida has been in constant
decline, as well as the balance of the ecosystem.
Representative Will Kendrick has filed a bill,
HB 741, which would clarify the controversy
dealing with the net limitation. In a' press
conference given, Kendrick asked that his fellow
Legislators support the bill that would allow for
protection of the environment for the future
generations in Florida. Kendrick's proposed bill
would allow the required,'constitutional size net
regardless of mesh size, to use in harvesting
mullet. "This bill would allow for the protection
of the environment for future generations while
allowing commercial' fishermen to continue
earning a living, which contributes to the
economy of our communities across the state,"
said Kendrick.
The debate with the net ban lies within the
wording of the constitution. Currently, fishermen
are forced to use a smaller sized mesh, which
harms smaller fish. "Not one of their (Florida
Wildlife Conservation) 574 scientists have ever
backed this net," said David Grix, the Vice

President of Fishing for Freedom in a press
conference held.
The juvenile fish get entangled in the small
bets therefore causing the unnecessary slaughter
of millions of pounds of juvenile fish. "It is not
about changing the Constitution, only clarifying
the mesh size which is not covered in the
Constitution or Florida Statute," said Kendrick.
Under the 1994 state constitutional
amendment, gill nets were found to be illegal;
however, determining mesh size has not been an
uncomplicated matter. Judges, fishermen,
enforcement agents and state rules disagree over
how the net should be measured. This confusion.
has led to many fishermen losing money, and
some have even been arrested for using illegal
nets. "I have been-arrested 3 times for using the
wrong net and all 3 times, the jury has found that
I was not guilty," said Charles Beckham, a
fisherman and distributor from Cedar Key. "If we
have to keep fishing with this net, all of us
(fishermen) will lose money, and maybe
everything we have," continued Beckham.
House bill 741 is set to be heard in the House
Water and Natural Resources committee
Thursday, April 21st.

Attention Veterans And
Surviving Spouses
Family Life Care, Inc. is a professional,care management agency locally owned and serving the
four comers area is pleased to announce a new program especially for veterans or their surviving
spouses. When a veteran or a surviving spouse needs assistance at home, Family Life Care, Inc. can
help by providing services such as meal preparation, laundry, assistance with walking, bathing,
dressing, shopping, writing letters, making telephone calls, and assisting with appointments.
The Veterans Administration has est -blished a pension program whereby your purchase of personal
care and attendant home services could possibly be paid for through their acquired pension.
Most veterans or surviving spouses of veterans who have served at least 90 days or more active
duty with one day beginning or ending during a period of war, and who needs assistance at HOME due
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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.
6*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


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

Rains-Norton To Wed

Grosser & McCall
To Exchange Vows

Wedding Announcement



Marinda Rains and Tracy Norton
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rains
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Norton
would be honored for you to attend
the wedding of their children
Marinda Ashley Rains
Tracy Ryan Norton
Saturday, April 30, 2005
First Baptist Church
Cross City, Florida
7:00 pm
Reception in the Fellowship Hall

Jacqueline D. Grosser & Rawdy E. McCall
Steve and Nancy Smith of Horseshoe Beach, Florida are
pleased to announce the forth coming marriage of their daughter
Jacqueline D. Grosser
Rawdy E. McCall
son of C.A. and Michelle Lamb of Chiefland, Florida.
The wedding and reception will take place at the
home of Vicki Edmonds
6550 SW 60th Ave, Chiefland, Florida
on April 23rd, 2005 at 5:00 PM
All family and friends are invited to share in our joy.

1 Bixie Countp bbocate
(352) 498-3312

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'oa are growing ap to be a smart,
beaatifal, wonderfal, big girl. May God's .
spirit be witp yo its yoa grow.
We love yoea ad are proad of a. yo .
Daddy. Mommy, Garrett, Grandma,
Megan & Abby ."''

Dwight Perry .

April 19,2003

Happy Birta NJ
To our terrific two year old...
"Yo light Up Our Lives" '
We love you, 'I
Mama, Daddy, & Sissy i
Meme, Poppy, Incle loss & Aunt Heather N "1 N
Nannle Bert & Big Papa Pete "." rM....
Many Aunts, Uncles & Cousins ',

Gifted Through Grace

A Bible study from the

Book of Ephesians for Women

Tuesday at Noon

First Baptist Church of

Cross City, Florida

Women from the area are invited to join together
in this exciting Bible study.
Nancy Holifield is the teacher for the study.

A nursery will be provided.
Call 498-5107 for more information.

This event is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Cross city, Florida and
Live the Life Ministries of Cross City.

Rhonda Jean Hatch & Danny Ray Wilson
Meagan & Matthew Hatch and Cody & Tyler Wilson announce
the uniting of their parents, Rhonda Jean Hatch & Danny Ray
Wilson on May 21, 2005, 1 PM at the home of Louise Dunnam
and the late Rev. Wyatt Dunnam.
Friends and relatives are invited.

Celebrating 3 Year Anniversary

ALet Us
\ IPray
r For

Leon and Dixie Wright
Happy 3 year Anniversary, I Love You.. .Leon

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SOLAtreach M CnstrLek
"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 heads & Benlta Corbin '
(352) 498-5837

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

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Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson

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



Daniel Graham

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

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

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SSunday School 9:45 AM.
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

5,uwanJeCe River

Oldc Town Next To Trugasi
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11A.M.
Evening Worship 6:.P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M. :
Come Grow Witi U/s! 542-0801

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 1

Rock Sink Baptist Church
13 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 PM.
Evening Worship 7:00 RP.M.
Prayer Service 7:00 RP.M.
Choir Practice 7:45 P.M.

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

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

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

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Tabernacle Of God:
Rev 21:3
"Like Ones To Him"
Continued from last week.
I the day of the Lord, say theri
was a man, recorded' in Joip
9:25, who said, "One thing']
know, that, whereas I WAS
BLIND, now I see". The
testimony is precious!
A change had begun, out
of blindness into light. But we
see that he is yet not far
enough into the light to forget
the past and it's blindness. He
is still in a transition.
Anybody that knew the
man also knew that he had
been blind for many years, he
did not have to speak of his
blindness, he need only to
rejoice in the light. I WAS
blind, NOW I SEE. Thank God
that now you see but how long
shall we cling to the past with
its testimony of blindness?
Perhaps you have likewise
sat in one of those testimony
services to hear the accounts, JI
WAS a horse thief, I WAS :a
drunkard, I WAS a sinner, etc.
And we, in turn, have no
trouble relating to their 'past,
for we are still too linked to
our own.
I the day of the Lord, say
the obscurity of the future, and
the very incompleteness of the
present, seems to leave the
way open to the exposing only
of what we used to be. But- our
confession is not to be what we
used to be, but of what we are
To come into the present
identity of what HE IS, and in
so doing we have separated
from the old identity of the
carnal creation. The result of
becoming ONE IN THE "I
AM" is a good cure for any
remaining confessions of 'I
WAS". Continued next week.,'



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

The world is so beautiful, all God created
was good and very good. He created and
blessed his human family to keep it good. If
anything has gone wrong with the world, it
reflects human intelligence and incompetence.
We are God's hands, feet, mouth, eyes and
Lucille Stockton He gave humankind dominion, authority
and a command to be fruitful and multiply it.
Read Genesis 1:26-28.(Kjv). Human beings are God' custodians.
We are his children, his sons and daughters, also his heirs. The
-human family must get into the rapture of abundant life and living,
..exemplify all God created us to be. Do the job He assigned to us.
Stop making lame excuses for our own failures to keep the world
beautifully, multiplied with love, peace joy, happiness and respect.
Keep it free from hate, crime, greed, and evil deeds. Everyone
-should say to their self, "let there be a glorious world and let it
,begin with me." One person can make a great difference; just
- brighten the comer, where you are.
I Get in the spirit of praise and thanksgiving. Pray that the
-.Kingdom come, thy will, be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors...
"Love Life And Live It"

Church Women's Fellowship Day
Our semi-annual Church Women's Fellowship Day will be
held Tuesday, May 3, 2005. We will meet at the Quilt Museum off
Highway Alternate 27 on County Road 134 at 11:30 am with lunch
being served at noon. As usual, the Quilt Museum ladies will
prepare and serve a delicious lunch for a $6.00 donation per
The Quilt ladies need to know how many of your group will be
-there for lunch so we are asking that -you call Winnelle Home at
the Quilt Museum, 493-2801, by Friday, April 29th.
. This all started in May of 1997 when a group of womeri from
various churches in the Levy County area lunched together at the
Log Cabin Quilt Museum. Since that date this group meets the first
Tuesday of May and November. There are no speeches, just a
celebration of their joy in being Christians. A different area church
'acts as host for each one, and the women of Old Town United
'Methodist Church will host this one. All women from the area are
"invited to attend.


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!

The WordMade

S "The Divine Trinity"

Continued from last week. I,
the son of man, say from these
three creeds it appears that two
trinmies are taught; One which,
existed before the world was
created, another which was after
(the trinity before the world was
created in the Nicene and
Athanasian creeds, but the Trinity
after it in the Apostolic creed).
Consequently the Apostolic
church knew nothing of a Son
from eternity, but only of a Son
bom in the world, and thus that it
invoked the latter and not the
former; on the other hand, the
church after the Nicene creed, as if
-.established anew, acknowledged a
Son from eternity as God, but the
Son born in the world not so.
I, the son of man, say these
two trinities differ as much from
each other as evening and
morning, yea, as night and day,
and thus that both together can by
no, means be confirmed in one
man of the church; because
religion would perish with him,
'and with religion sound reason.
The reason is that from the
.,Nicene and Athanasian trinity God
.can not be thought of as one, but
in the Apostolic trinity He can be;
and He .is so thought of in this
because it is given in the Lord
Jesus Christ the Son of God born
in the world. The Divine Trinity is
in the Lord God the Savior Jesus
Christ, He Himself teaches, for He
says that He and the Father are
one (John 10:30).
He is in the Father, and the
Father in Him (John 14:10,11). All
things of the Father are His (John
3:35; 16:15). He that seeth Him
seeth the Father, and He that
believeth in Him believeth in the
Father (John 12:44,45). And
according to Paul: In Him
dwelleth all the fullness of the
Divinity bodily (Col. 2:9). I, the
son of man, say now because God
is one, and because there is a
'Divine' Trinity, the Father, the
Son, and Holy Spirit, it follows
that the trinity is in one person,
and in the person of Him who was
S.conceived of God the Father and
I -bom of the Virgin Mary, and
thence was called the "Son of the
Highest", the "Son of God", the
"only Begotten Son" (Luke 1:31-
35; John 1:18; Matthew 3:17;
16:16; 17:5).
In all these passages no Son
from eternity is meant since
therefore this Divine Trinity
(which is also fullness of the
Divinity dwelling in Him bodily,
according to Paul) is in the Lord
God, the Savior Jesus Christ, it
-follows the he alone is to be

McCall's Yard Sale

To Aid Youth Activities
On Saturday April 23, from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. McCall's
Chapel United Methodist Church will conduct a yard sale with the
profits going to aid youth activities at the church. They are located
on Hwy 349 one mile north of the Dixie County line.
While you are browsing through the merchandise, the youth
would be happy to wash your car for a donation to their cause. If
you have any items to donate, have a question, or need directions
call our Pastor Fred Taylor at 386-935-0595.

Triumph The Church And

Kingdom Of God In Christ "Men

In Action Program" This Saturday
Triumph The Church And Kingdom of God In Christ
The Shepherd and Members:
Cordially invite everyone to come and share with us in our
twenty-nine (29th) annual "Men In
Action's Program" Saturday Evening, April 23, 2005 at 7:30
PM. Come and Let's praise God
Brother Johnny Frank Glanton Chairman
Prince V.A. Glanton Shepherd

We Are Excited, Delighted And

Every One Is Invited
Come and share with us in our 29th Annual 100 women in
White's Grand March, and Rally. Everybody is invited to come
enjoy with us in our Blessings and Rally, as we celebrate the many
favors of God. In a happy, glory, hallelujah praise the Lord good
time, in Triumph the Church and Kingdom Of God In Christ:
Sunday afternoon, April 24th 2005, at 2:00 P.M. 166, North East
106, Street. Cross City, Florida, Our own Dr. Catherine (Beenie)
Jones is our Guest Speaker. Come and be blessed.
Sister Francis Godbolt------- Co-Chairlady
Prince V.A. Glanton Shepherd

Each day gets better as we grow in God's service. Our choir
did a fantastic job Sunday, as did Bro. Billy as he brought God's
messages from Acts 8:26-39 andNumbers 32:23. Again, we had
visitors, and urge you to come again and bring somebody with you,
as all are welcome!
On Wednesday evening, April 20th, we will have our monthly
Fellowship Supper at the church annex. On Thursday and Friday,
April 21st and 22nd, a Youth Crusade will be held at DCHS
beginning at 7:00 P.M. The following week, April 25th-30th, our
Spring Revival is scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. nightly.
Evangelist Jack Yarbrough of Hinesville, GA will be bringing
God's messages. We invite' you to come and hear .this dynamic
preacher as he extols God's Word!
As always, please be diligent in your prayers for each person
on all the church prayer lists, as well as our nation's leaders and
our men and women in the Armed Forces. Have a good week, and
may God bless you.

approached, invoked, and
worshipped, and that when this is
done, at the same time the Father
is approached, and .(thus the man)
receives the Holy Spirit; for He
teaches that He is the way, the
truth, and the life, and that no one
cometh to the father but by Him
and that he that entereth not by
Him as the door into the sheepfold
(that is, into the church) is not a
shepherd, but a thief and a robber;
and that they who believe not shall
not see life (John 3:15, 16, 36);
I. The son of man, say since
the Divine Trinity and at the same
time the Divine Trinity is in the

Lord Jesus Christ the Redeemer
and Savior of the world, this is the
Trinity of the New Church. Love'
you. Continued next week.

A ALet Us

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Agape' Christian Center
"Where YouAre KnownBy rour Love"
River Road 66 SW 964th -- Old Town
Sunday Worship.................. ...A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday.......................7:00 P.M. Bible Study
Wednesday...........7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday................7:00 P.M. Prayer Meetinig

Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor -J.D. Clark Ph. (352) 21o-o0o5


"Join us f0or a visit, stay for a lifetime"
..Sunday Worship ---- 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service --7:00 P.M.
S '-: Kkfs Church
ges 3-5 & 6-12
PastorsJit & .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, Joahn Lhunsford

jntersectint of/SR 349 Y& CR 35f

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..1 1:00 A.M.
Church Training.....6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship....7:00 P.M.
Prayer it
Wednesday............7:00 P.M. Pastor

A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

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is NATURE's "Deep Jungle,"
a three-hour miniseries that
reveals how technology is
changing the nature of jun-
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Harvest Winds



To be held April 22 & 23,
2005. Friday night at 7:30,
Danita Black from Tupelo,
MS. Saturday morning at
10:30, Sheila Ryan from
Jacksonville, Fl.
Fellowship breakfast
begins at 9:30 AM. Praise &
Worship will be provided by
Ron .& Pat Inkenbrandt of
Millersville, MO.
For' more information
contact Jackie Bechtold at 498-

Joppa Church

To Hold

Yard Sale
Joppa Church has
scheduled a yard sale at the
church this Friday April 22
from 8:00 to 3:00 p.m., and
Saturday April 23rd from 8:00
to 1:00 p.m.
Joppa Baptist Church is in
Fanning Springs at 7530 NW
165th Street.
See you this weekend!
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Arthur & Cindy Bellot, County Coordinator
& Dour & Donita Tannenbaum,
Cross City Rehab
for purchasing my hog at the
Suwannee River Fair.

John Morgan Lord

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
First 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 GA's, RAs, 6:00 PM
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 miles North of Old T row on SR 349
Danny Rogers,Pastor
Sunday School 9:45A.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 1qt Wednesday 7:00 P.M.


Come Worship With Us !

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

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-764 Ae., e. a &, .dHoward Grimmenga,
Sunday School .............9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY
Morning W orship......... 11:00 a.m. 'Adult Choir.....................7:30 p.m.

Located On Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd.
Sunday School.....................1....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

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

Pastor Billy Robson
Jesus Is The Answer For Your Life


Dorthy Louise Cothron
Ms. Dorthy Louise Cothron 77 years old, passed away Sunday,
April 17, 2005 at Tri County Hospice Care Center in Chiefland.
Ms. Cothron was a lifetime resident of Dixie County and a member
of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. She was a homemaker.
Ms. Cothron is survived by 3 sons, James, Larry, and Charles
Cothron all of Cross City; and daughter Jean Marie Zeigler of
Cross City. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie
Cothron and son Ronald Cothron.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at
11:00 am at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim
Hurst officiating. Burial will follow at Cross City Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at the Funeral
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, 352-498-5400

William R. Miller
Bill Miller of Miller's Marine in Suwannee made his final
journey on April 19, 2005 at the Hospice of the Tri-Counties in
Chiefland, FL. after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 71
years old.
Mr. Miller was born in Gainesville, FL. and was a graduate of
P.K. Young.
He proudly served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy.
Upon his retirement he moved his family to Suwannee, FL. and
founded Miller's Marine and Suwannee House Boat Rentals. He
unselfishly gave of himself to his community establishing and
serving in many community organizations. Mr. Miller was a
member of the former Suwannee River Authority, appointed by the
Governor. He was a member of the Suwannee Baptist Church, Past
President of the Florida Camp Ground Association, Past President
of the Nature Coast Coalition, and was the Past Master of the
Shamrock Masonic Lodge. Mr. Miller helped organize and
establish the Suwannee River Chamber of Commerce and was a
Past President.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Miller of
Suwannee, Fl; 6 sons, Buddy Miller of Alachua, Fl., Bill Miller of
Suwannee, FL., Clay Miller of Steinhatchee, FL., Charles Miller of
Gainesville, FL., George Miller of Macon, GA., and Todd Miller
of Fanning Springs, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Ibbie L. Odom
Ibbie L. Odom, 93, of Old Town, FL passed away on April 12,
2005. Born in Geneva, AL, Mrs. Odom moved to Old Town from
Coffee County, AL in 1989. She was a homemaker and member
of First Assembly of God in Cross City, FL.
Mrs. Odom was preceded in death by her daughter Hazel Evori
Mrs. Odom is survived by her sons McNeal Odom of Chippley,,
FL, Raymond Odom of Old Town, FL, Lex Odom of Durant, FL,
and Joe Odom of Stevens, AL; daughters Margaret Wesley of
Enterprise, AL, Bettie Odom of Old Town, FL, Bessie Randall of
Lake City, FL, and Janice M. Rhoten of Old Town, FL. She had 21U
grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 8 great great
Arrangements are under the .care of Knauff Funeral Home,
Chiefland, FL, 352-493-4777.

George A. White
Mr. George A. White, 78, of Old Town, FL, passed away
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in Gainesville, FL. Bom in Boston, MA,,
Mr. White moved to Safety Harbor in the 50's and to Old Town.
FL in 1987. He was a cabinetmaker.
Mr. White is survived by his wife of 36 years, Emma Jearn
Pedigo White of Old Town and formerly of Safety Harbor; son
George A. White, Jr. of MA; daughters, Brenda Jean White of
Clearwater, Victoria Suzanne Woodall of Safety Harbor, and Mary.
Lou Gaul. of St. Petersburg; brother Jack White of Centerville.
MA; and sister Mary.
Graveside Services Were held Friday, April 8, 2005 at Sylvan
Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, FL. I
Arrangements were under the care of Sylvan Abbey Funeral
Home, Clearwater, FL 727-796-1992.

Philip David Whitman
Mr. Philip David Whitman 80 years old, passed away Sunday,
April 17, 2005 at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center in
Gainesville. Mr. Whitman moved here from Bronson in 1994, and
was a member of the VFW, and the Carpenters Union, working all
over the country. Mr. Whitman was a Navy WWII Veteran.
Mr. Whitman is survived by his wife, Letecia J. Whitman of
Cross City; daughters, Sharon Hall of Lakewood, Colorado;
Adelaide Waitman-Arei -of Newberry, Fl; Jamie Whitman of
Colchester, CT; Evelyn Whitman of Pittsfield, NH; Kitaluna
Whitman of Cross City, Fl; sons, Carl Kirstein of Simpsonville,
SC; Charles Whitman of Tampa, Fl; Clifford Whitman of LaCross,
Fl; and 'Adrian Whitman of Colchester, CT. He had 11
grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2005 it
2:00 pm at Cross City Cemetery, with Pastor Artie Hart officiating.:
Burial will follow. A visitation was held on Wednesday, April 20,
2005 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make;
contributions and donations to Kitaluna Whitman Education Fund.:
Arrangements are 'under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352)498-5400.
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appeared in a Washington paper, the Federal Republican,
early in 1814.

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Sunday School: 9:45A.M.
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M.
Wed. 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting
Bible Study, Mission Friends,

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

Ke7nneth S-treet Cross City
Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship...................11:00 A.M.
Children's Church ...................11:0 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday Family Training Hour
Adult & Teen Ministry, '
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club
7:30 P.M. I
Nursr..y For All Servces, Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

What Is Meant by "Flood
River flood stages are determined by the
National Weather Service.
A flood stage is the point at which some type
of physical or economic hardship starts to take
place at a specified location (or station) on the
river (see illustration). It does not necessarily
mean that water is over the banks of the river.
For example, a subdivision road containing
no fill dirt which runs through a flood prone
slough may go under water before the river
comes up out of its banks. The point at which
that road becomes impassable may be
determined to be the flood stage at that station.
Flood stages are established only for areas
that are highly populated, so stages have not
been determined for the Steinhatchee and
Econfina rivers, or some locations on other
A "Crest" or a "Rise To"?
A "crest" is the level at which a river peaks
before it goes down. Forecasters may issue a
"rise to" prediction if they're not yet sure how
high a river will crest. "Rise to" means the river
is expected to reach a certain level but could
crest at an even higher level later on.

The Suwannee River Water Management
District gets its crest predictions from the
National Weather Service. These predictions are
posted, along with river levels, on the District's
website at each
afternoon during times of flooding or high water.
A toll-free recording (800.604.2272) also
provides the same information.
How Fast Will The River Go Down?
Rivers fall more slowly than they rise. How
fast a river will fall after cresting depends on
rainfall, wind and temperatures. If more rain
falls, the river could rise and crest again. Wind
and high temperatures assist in evaporation of
surfacewater and may speed the decline. It is
difficult to accurately predict when the river will
be back to normal.
Where Can I Get Information or Help For
Flooded Roads?
Many access roads become impassable even
before rivers reach flood stage. If you're worried
about your home, and expect you may need to
gain access to it, be sure to contact your County
Emergency Management coordinator.

.Special-Opportunity Hunt
Applications Available April 20
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) will accept applications May 1 June 15 for 2005-2006
special-opportunity hunts.
Applying for these unique hunts now is automated through.
FWC's Total Licensing System (TLS). To apply for these permits,
yisit any license agent or tax collector's office or submit an
application online at Applications will be available
beginning April 20 from FWC regional offices and online at
Special-opportunity hunts offers hunters vast areas, abundant
game, low hunter quotas and excellent chances to bag quality deer,
hogs and released quail on select wildlife management areas
throughout Florida.
Based on past years, demand for these hunts is greater than the
number of available slots, so a random drawing is conducted to
select hunters. Hunter can improve their chances of being selected
by submitting as many non-refundable $5 applications as they
want. The cost of the hunts for selected applicants ranges from $50
to $175.
Visit for more information on how
to apply for special-opportunity hunt permits.

10th Anniversary
April 30
9 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Fanning Springs Slate

featuring Joey Dee &
the Starlighters
featuring David Brigati
& Bobby Valli

*Rick Gordon & Friends
*Dotti South with
Rick Randlet
*Dock Street

eMelon Chunkin"
*Belly Flop
*Arts & Craft Vendors

Everette Quesenberry Jr.
Everette Quesenberry Jr. with his first gobbler. Patience is
rewarded after lots of cold mornings. Finally a 9" beard!

Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended April 7, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,261
compared to last week 6,855 and 5,989 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:.
slaughter cows and bulls were steady to weak, Feeder Steers and
Heifers 1.00 to 2.00 higher.
Feeder Steers: 200-300 lbs $ 155-215
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2 300-400 lbs. $ 132- 172

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

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

400-500 lbs.
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs.
400-500 lbs.

750-1200 lbs

1000-2100 lbs.

$ 122- 148
$ 141 200
$ 124-152
$ 112-135

$ 45-53

$ 63-70
$ n/a

FWC Weekly Report
April 8, Officer Matt Reynolds worked information concerning
trespass onto a private hunt lease. During foot-patrol of the hunt
lease, Reynolds encountered a subject hunting turkey. During his
inspection of the hunter, Reynolds determined the subject was not
a member of the club. The subject was arrested for trespass.
April 9, Officers Randy McDonald and Scott Lee conducted an
offshore JEA patrol. During the patrol, the officers boarded the
commercial fishing vessel, "Marion J" to conduct a fisheries.
inspection. During the inspection, the officers located commercial
quantities of red snapper. The inspection determined the vessel did
not have the federal endorsement to commercially harvest rted
snapper. During the subsequent interview, the vessel captain
advised the permit was being transferred and he did not have it *n
his possession. The officers logged the information for direct file
into federal court. April 11, the officers notified the North WeaI
Region and requested an inspection of the vessel when it
docked. A subsequent inspection by NW Region officers,
warranted additional citations for landing red snapper during the
closed season, which closed the day before.
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Bell Community Center
Highway 129
Saturday, April 23rd, 9 am 3 pm Baked
Gigantic Yard Sale Goods
All Kinds of Goodies Games
Bell Elementary
1st Grade Class JeanS,
of Mrs. Rush will Plants,
Sell Their S
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Furniture &
Living Room Dr. Dawn Miller
I teams of Sunset Meadows.
Kitchen will bring birds
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Donations Always Accepted
Raffle Tickets P. O. Box 1014,
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United States Department of Agriculture

The Tobacco Transition Payment

Program (aiso cated "Tobacco Buyout").

You've heard about it.

Now be a part of it.

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

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

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

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

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

Call 1-866-8&7-0140 or visit
to find your local county Service Center.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

Buddy Martin's Weekly Sports Commentary

There's nothing like the

Kentucky Derby
,. Spring is a glorious month for sports lovers. We gorge
ourselves on the spectacular, from major league baseball, to the
NCAA basketball tournament, to the Masters and right into the
Triple Crown of horse racing.
There's a reason some of the country's most literate sports
writers have embraced horse racing
over the past 100 years: Some of the
greatest stories ever to grace sports
pages came from there.
Nobody wrote horse racing better
than the late Joe Palmer, w.yho died
0 more than 50 years ago, but whose
words from the pages of the New York
Herald Tribune still resonate. He knew
E of the Kentucky Derby, to my mind
.- -- one of the truly great sporting events,
and he wrote about it like Churchill
Buddy Martin Downs was the Sistine Chapel.
Sun Herald "For now we approach the event
r un about which no one can write quite
ruthfully,"' Palmer penned in his classic book, This Was Racing,
considered one of the how-to manuals of sports writing. "The
legends are too strong. A man may go to Miami or Baltimore or
taratoga feeling no particular way and may report what he sees.
But the Kentucky 'Derby must be approached with an attitude ...
"A' man -who writes of the Kentucky Derby as he would about
the running of the Belmont Stakes would have his license taken up
and his Social Security number cancelled" and nobody would read
tim, either."
In just under three weeks we'll be watching the likes of
pellamy Road, High Fly, High Limit, Sun King, Afleet Alex,
Noble Causeway, Consolidator and maybe Bandini and Wilko.
these are all new names for most of us, because unless you are a
horse racing'maven, you don't normally pay attention to 3-year-
blds until .the Derby.
We'll also be reading and hearing names like Nick Zito, Bob
Baffert and George Steinbrenner. Zito because the New York
trainer, who beat Smarty Jones out of a Triple Crown last year with
the upset win by Birdstone, may have up to four horses in the race.
Bliffert because the flashy trainer -may not have a horse in the
Derby. And Steinbrenner because he appears to have the favorite in
Bellamy Road.
Trained by Zito, Bellamy Road has stormed past his
competitors by more than 32 lengths in his last two starts, including
thle prestigious Wood Memorial which he won by more than 17.
There are whispers of another Triple Crown hopeful.
It has been 27 years since the last Triple Crown winner,
Affirmed, and we'll be rooting once again for racing's Grand Slam
td be eclipsed. Last year Smarty Jones became the.sixth horse in
eight years to lose the Belmont after w .inning the Derby and
P'eakness. The year before it was Funny Cide. Thus the degree of
1 It's a grueling pace for these animals over the six-week
campaign, with the hopes of the dream-chasers often winding up
littered on the backstretch of the Belmont. It starts on May 7 in

Winged Sprints Fly Around Bronson
Beautiful weather greeted the race fans as the awesome power of the
TBARA Winged Sprint Cars invaded the ASA Sanctioned Bronson Motor
Speedway 'last Saturday Night for a great race.program! Those wild &
ciazy Figure 8's will highlight this Saturday Nights program, so'race fans
make you plans to be there!
Three heat races for the TBARA Winged Sprint Cars started off the
night and set up the feature race for the Sprints, some under the 11 second
nark. 17 sprint cars- started the 30 lap feature and there was wild racing
a~l around the speedway for the entire race. When it all shook out the 29
cr of Gary Gimmler just squeaked out the win over the 0 car of Dude
Teate and the 68 car of David Slawiak would come home third.
S The Hungry Howie's Sportsman would take to the track next and
friends Roger Damron and Robbie Cooper started together on the front
row. It lead to some great side by side racing for several laps although
Damron would slip up one time allowing Robbie Cooper to take the
Bronson Lube entry pass and go on to win the 25 lap feature, followed by
Damron's Refrigeration entry and James Stalnaker taking third.
The always exciting Pure Stock Division didn't disappoint the fans as
AJ Northrup and Bobby Johnson put on a heck of a show, with Northrup
getting the win, followed by Johnson with Tommy Conquest coming
through the field to finish third.
The Thunder Car feature was another.wild and fun race for the fans as
they tend to touch every once in a while!. Randy O'Neal would pilot his
machine to the win followed closely by Michael Holbrook and Ken
Sheffield coming home third.
The final race would put 7 cars in our Strictly Stock Harvey
Wallbanger division, an inexpensive starter division that.allows the race
fans to get in the show.. After some wild banging and crashing, the 07
machine of Dale Sanders would bring home the win, with Aaron Welter
second and Don Welter, both of the Welter Racing Stables, bringing
lome third.
Those Wild & Crazy Figure 8's will be back at Bronson this Saturday
Night as well as the Modifieds, Hungry Howie's Sportsman, Pure Stocks,
Mini Stocks, Thunder Cars and Harvey Wallbangers! Lots of great
Saturday Night Short Track Racing!
Coming May 7th: Bronson's First Ever Crash A Rama!!
April 16 Results:

T'BARA Winged Sprint Feature
1. Gary Gimmler
2. Dude Teate
3. David Slawiak
4. Shane Butler
5. David Steele
Hungry Howie's Sportsman
1. Robbie Cooper
2. Roger Damron
3. James "Tater" Stalnaker
4. Terri Sapp
5. JT Reneau
PIure Stock Division
1. A.J. Northrup
2. Bobby Johnson
3. Tommy Conquest
4. Michael BakerJohn Mamph
Thunder Car Division
S 1. Randy O'Neal
2. Michael Baker
3. Ken Sheffield
4. Willard Driggers
5. Bobby Rowe

Strictly Stock "Harvey Wallbangers"
1. Dale Sanders
2. Aaron Welter
3. Don Welter
4. Katie Welter
5. Mike Peters

The world's favorite sea-
son is the spring. All
, things seem possible in
-Edwin Way Teale

Louisville. As Mr. Palmer suggested, I am preparing myself for an
attitude adjustment.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Now that I've had time to reflect on it, Tiger Woods' dipsy-
do miracle at No. 16 in the Masters was the best shot I've ever seen
in golf.
2. Isn't it just awful, the way the Eagles are holding Terrell
Owens hostage for $7 million a year'?
3. Ah, it's good to have Steve Spurrier and Phil Fulmer sniping
at each other again, just like old times in the SEC.
4. I swear I counted five steps by Allan Iverson the other night
without a traveling call.
5. Who is this Susan, and why is she so lazy'?
Short Stuff
It's hard to tell if Bobby Bowden is poor-mouthing, or Florida
State really is struggling in its search for a quarterback to follow
Chris Rix ... Florida wide receiver Dallas Baker had another good
spring practice, but if he fails to deliver again in the fall, he'll
forever be known as Mr. April.
This just in: Fan vs. athlete
So Gary Sheffield took a swipe at an obnoxious Red Sox fan
appearing to impede his efforts to retrieve the baseball. Close
quarters. Heated rivalry. Beer. Isn't there a common denominator
for all these incidents? Hello?
OIL SHORTAGE 101A lot of folks can't understand how we
came to have an oil shortage here in our country. Well, there's a
very simple answer. Nobody bothered to check the oil. We just
didn't know we were getting low. The reason for that is purely
Our oil is located in Alaska, California, Oklahoma and Texas.
Our dipsticks are located in Washington D.C.
Buddy's Believe It Or Not
(But don't ask him to prove it)
Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time you
fill up the tank that you might be sending money to people who are
trying to kill you, your family or your friends. Somebody allegedly
found out through the department of energy which oil companies
are importing oil from the Middle East. They are purportedly: 1.
Shell, 2. Chevron/Texaco, 3.Exxon/Mobil, 4. Marathon/Speedway,
5. Amoco.
Here are some large companies that reportedly do not import
Middle Eastern oil: Citgo, Sunoco, Conoco, Sinclair, BP/Phillips,
Hess, and ARCO.
Unfortunately, even if this is true, we'll probably still buy gas
where it's cheapest.
Word Play
Dijon vu: The same mustard as before.
Bumpersticker, sign or tee-shirt
-- On a sports car: Drive It Like You Stole It.
-- Of course I'm in great shape. I play rock, paper; scissors.
-- The next person who says "It's all good" gets a good slap!
Today's Proverb
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
And good morning...
all you excited South Carolina Fitb.,1ll tin 'Ob'"i..usly
having. Steve Spurrier as your coach makc Jiltreience-, as
evidenced by the ESPNU national telecast of Saturday's spring
game, which drew 38,000 fans.
Hear "Thursdays with Buddy" each Thursday with Dan Backon WAMR,
Bradenton-Sarasota- Venice, AM 1320.

Kudos to David
Osteen, left, for
taking time out of
his busy
schedule to call
a Little League

Right, this young
man on 3rd
anxiously awaits
for the ball to be
hit so he can run

Steinhatchee Fishing Report
Just a Fishing Report
I find myself pushed for time this Sunday .
evening so I'm just going to give a straight up '
fishing 'report this week. I hope you find it '
informative. '
Judging by the number of dead trout I've seen'
at the fish cleaning table, now is a bad time to be ''
a trout. Guides, as well as, weekenders are -'.
bringing in some good fish. But the ....
overwhelming theme is... "you've got to work for '
them". High winds have disturbed the water and .
turned it a coffee with cream color. The bite has ..
been described to me as off with periods of flurry. .'. .
If you're patient, work for it, you'll come ih with. 0" i' "
a good mess of trout. Try fishing the three to four ,. ..
foot depth, pitching a variety pack of jig colors .
and keep on keeping on as the day progresses '. .
Folk have fished both south and west of',,
Steinhatchee for the catches they brought in. Big
trout have slacked off this week, compared to last .
week, but slot trout are good given enough time .
on the water. Capt. Steve Kroll (Pepperfish Keys .' '.
Charters) gave me some of the details.' Captains
Mark Lord, Scott Peters, Pat Brooks, and Steve ..
Etts have confirmed the bite. Take home
message: be patient and keep fishing. Jimmy Bray gets the "Double Cat Daddy Mac"
Winds have blown water off the shore and red biggest fish award with these two 141b grouper!
fishing has been difficult to say the least. Most 4/9/05 Biz Bend Charters)
guides have. 'blown' off red fishing due to lack of
water. No need destroying your boat to go for the reds when the conditions are wrong!
Offshore, grouper fishing ain't bad when the winds permit going. Bottom fishermen are taking
grouper on every bait, live or dead, on hard bottom areas from 42 to 65 feet. Trolling is also an option,
I 1;fl.cpping back the trolling plugs when going from spot A to spot B to shoot at grouper, as well as,
the kingfish that are popping up here at there. One good king fish can make for some might) fine fresh
steaks on the grill.
Red snapper season is open again. You can keep them if you're catching them; that is a good
Thanks for reading. Take care of yourself and the tackle... Capt B.
The Steinhatchee Fishing Report is brought to you by Captain Brian Smith of Big Bend Charters in
Steinhatchee, FL.

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-
7917, Roy Skinner at 498-
0300, Rhett Sumner at 498-
9447 or see Larry or Matt
Wallace at the Little Red Store.

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Spice Offers New Hope For
Alzheimer's Disease
Recent breakthrough medical research has shown that a spice
used for thousands of years in India could be beneficial to prevent
and help fight Alzheimer's disease.
The spice, curcumin, is commonly used in India and may be
responsible for the significantly lower rate of Alzheimer's found in
that country. At age 72, about 48 out of every 100 people in
America get Alzheimer's, while in India, only two out of every 100
people get the disease.
A new study reported in the Journal of .Biological Chemistry
found that curcumin inhibited the formation of destructive plaque
deposits in the brain, broke up existing plaques and reduced
, Alzheimer's-related inflammation in brain tissue.
Research done primarily by Dr. Gregory Cole, lead investigator
at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of
California in Los Angeles, confirmed these findings. Dr. Cole's
work was. funded in part by the highly-regarded Alzheimer's
Researchers also reported that because of its low molecular
weight and unique structure, the spice is able to penetrate the
blood-brain barrier and bind to brain-damaging amyloids. Since
curcumin's ultra-thin molecular structure enables it to cross the
barrier, it helps the brain untangle Alzheimer's damage.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive 'brain disorder that badly
affects memory, judgment and intelligence. It frequently leads to
dementia and untimely death.
Curcumin, or curry, is widely used by the people of India, but
has a very strong, pungent, lingering odor and taste now; however,
curcumin is available in a convenient pill form that can be taken
For more information on Alzheimer's disease and the use of
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fact. You tell us whether you
Believe It or Don't! Two right
wins a Pilgrim's hat full o'
* The settlers at the first
Thanksgiving were
actually called Pilgrims.
(Don't! They didn't even
refer to themselves as
Pilgrims, they called
themselves "Saints".)
* It was three days of games,
drinking, gambling and
target shooting with
English muskets. (Believe
It! By the way, the
shooting contest was a
friendly warning to the
Indians that the Pilgrims
were prepared to defend
* It took place in November.
(Don't! It was some time
between late September
and the middle of October,
after the harvest had been
brought in.)
* The Pilgrims wore large hats
with buckles on them.
(Don't! Seems the 19th
century artists who painted
them that way did so
because they associated
black clothing and big
buckles with being old-
* There was no turkey at the
first Thanksgiving.
(Believe It! They ate deer.)
* The Pilgrims skipped
Thanksgiving the next

year. (Believe It! The
harvest was a flop in 1622, ,
plus a whole bunch of new'
Pilgrims showed up, and
had to be fed and housed
through the winter.)
310 Letter Word
W EIRD NEWS by Sander
There are two things amazing,
about this story. First, that a
310-letter word actually exists
and' second, that a 9-year-old
boy from New Jersey learned
to spell it! Young Aaron Zweig
had already learned to spell.
two, extremely long words,'
us but was then challenged by
his teacher to learn the giant
word. Teacher Ruth Kalata
said, "I told him he should
come back to me when he had-
learned the word, thinking he
never would but two weeks
later he was back and spelled it
in front of my class." And as
for that 310-letter word -- all
we can tell you is it was used
by medieval scribes to refer to
someone who practices
divination or forecasting by
means of phenomena and starts
with "Ornicopy..." and ends
with "ulinaniac." When Aaron
spelled the word correctly in
class he paused part way and
told the class not to worry
because he was almost done.
(Randolph Recorder)

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Little Known Facts
by Chaz Allen,

Married with Children is the longest running sitcom.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
Approximately 2,300 children are reported missing each day.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at
home, the stadium becomes the third largest city.
Sweat glands can produce up to three gallons of sweat each

Safe Ride closes at 11:00 p.m. Smart.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Hot fudge has no fudge it's mostly corn syrup.
One in ten Americans have spent at least one night in jail.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
John Lennon's first girlfriend's name was Thelma Pickles.,
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Hummingbirds cannot walk. !
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than'
there are in the actual cornflakes.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating.
to the top and sinking to the bottom.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
Snails can sleep for three years without eating.
The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes'
take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC.
by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves
when they rode past their king. This custom has become the
modem military salute.
At the height of its power, in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta
had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
Bock's Car was the name of the B-29 Bomber that dropped the
Atom Bomb on Nagasaki.
Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-
Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1
because of German connotations. The name Windsor was
suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg
family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into
Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992,
claiming they were degrading to women.
Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of
vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By
1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice
was issued on all British Navy ships.
Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864. The original 120
acre cemetery had most of its graves removed and was expanded to
more than 1000 acres for recreational use.
Christmas became a national holiday in the US in 1890.
During the US Civil war, 200,000 blacks served in the Union
Army; 38,000 gave their lives; 22 won the Medal of Honor.
Everyone in the Middle Ages believed -- as Aristotle had -- that
the heart was the seat of intelligence.
Former President Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin
Harrison in 1892, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief
executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.
Fourteenth century physicians didn't know what caused the
plague, but they knew it was contagious. As a result they wore an
early kind of bioprotective suit which included a large beaked head:
piece. The beak of the head piece, which made them look like large
birds, was filled with vinegar, sweet oils and other strong smelling
compounds to counteract the stench of the dead and dying plague

Ph. 498-7711


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

RRMS March Students of the Month


Pictured left to right: Assistant Principal Roger Storey, Jamie Lyles, Richard (Ric) Whittington, and Jesse

: Jamie Lyles is the daughter of Jim & Linda
Lyles of Old Town. Jamie is a wonderful young
lady who works well with teachers and fellow
st4idents. She is also reliable, respectful, and
polite. Congratulations, Jamie!
Richard (Ric) Whittington is the son of
Richard & DeAnne Whittington. He is a
wonderful role model for other students because -
he is very studious and is very active in a variety
of sports. Ric is a pleasure to have in class. Keep

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Hayden Alexander Jerrells

S -Our-baby boy is-finally-here. Hayden Alexander Jerrells was.
toi-h on'March 11, 2005 at North Fla. Regional Medical Center. He
weighed 7lbs. l4oz. and was 21 /4 inches long.
Hayden is currently being surrounded by love from his
mommy, Renee Jerrells, Grandparents Randy & Nadine Jerrells,
Great-'Grandparents Morris & Julie Jerrells and Margaret Tynrdale,
Uncle 'Bud, Aunt Chris, Aunt Shawna and cousins Johnna,
Hannah, Sarah Anne, and Brianna.
., We love you Hayden.

4 Individual *Engagement
SFamily *Wedding
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To view portfolio, or to schedule
session contact

Dana Hodge
at (352) 578-4753

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up the good work Ric!
Jesse Adams is the daughter of Jack &
Barbara Adams of Cross City. Jesse is quiet, and
well mannered, treating her teachers and peers
with respect. Jesse works hard and completes all
assignments. She is also active in extra curricular
activities such as RRMS Band. Jesse is a good
example for younger students to follow. We are
pleased to recognize Jesse as our Student of the
Month. Congratulations, Jesse!




For All



Teens &
Parents Rally
Local teens and their
parents are invited to the free
Great to Wait rally on
Saturday, April 30. The youth
rally, including a parent
workshop, is from 9:00 a.m. to
3:30, and features live
entertainment and music, and
exciting guest speakers. The
event is sponsored by the
Florida Department of Health,
Abstinence Education
Chris Graebe, from MTV's
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Luis Galdamez and Lakita
Garth, a leading abstinence
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rally and learn techniques for
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provided at no cost to
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receive a "Great to Wait"

backpack, sports shirt and
other cool items.
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Gainesville Paramount Plaza
Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St.,
Gainesville, Florida 32608,
Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m. -
3:30 p.m.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

Page 12

Dorothy Caldwell Honored

Anthony 0. Soares

Promoted To Sgt.

Healthy Yulee Railroad Days
Ideas Set For June 3rd

(NAPS)-The American
Heart Association's Heart Of
Diabetes program encourages
people with type 2 diabetes
to get regular physical activ-
ity, eat a healthy diet and
manage their cholesterol lev-
els to reduce associated risks
and avoid developing car-
diovascular disease. Working
with a friend who also has
the disease through the
buddy system can help peo-
ple manage lifestyle changes
to help control diabetes. For
more information on the pro-
gram, call 1-800-AHA-USA1
or visit www.americanheart.

Spring makes its own
statement, so loud and
clear that the gardener
seems to be only one of
the instruments, not the
-GeoffreyB. R Charlesworth

V.A. Director Thomas Sutton and Dorothy J. Caldivell

Associate Director of the Malcom Randall V.A. Medical
Center, in Gainesville, Thomas Sutton awarded Dorothy J.
Caldwell the Voluntary Service Certificate and pin in recognition
of her 21,721 hours and 22 years of service to the hospitalized
veterans through dedicated participation in the Voluntary Service
Mrs. Caldwell is the'Adjutant of the DAVA Unit in Cross City..
The Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at the'
Chapter Home on Veterans Road. The Auxiliary also holds Bingo
each Wednesday starting at 6 PM at the Chapter Home, to raise
funds to carry on the Units programs at the Gainesville V.A. and
the Lake City V.A.

American Legion Post 383 News

American Legion Post 383, Old Town, is pleased to announce
Karaoke every Tuesday night with Jerry and Terri, from 6-10 pm.
Members, bring some friends and come sing. If you don't sing,
come to watch. Also, every second Saturday of the month is a
cookout for all birthdays that month. The party is from 2-6 pm
with Karaoke.
Donations of covered dishes are welcomed but not required, so
come on down and celebrate with us! Our Post continues to grow,
and we invite veterans and their families to join. Our Auxiliary will
have its charter soon, and information on membership
requirements is available by calling the Post at 542-2021.
There will be a Christmas in April yard sale at the Post (1297
NE 82nd Ave.) on Saturday, April 23rd, from 8 am 'til ??? We have
many new Christmas things but also various household and
miscellaneous items for sale. If you have any donations for the
sale, please get them to the Post by Friday, April 22nd or call for
pick-up (542-2021).
Please come to the yard sale for a good deal and to support Post
;383. Lastly, don't forget about Arbor Day this year. Plant a tree -
m memory, in celebration, or to make a contribution to the future
of America. For God and Country.

Four hundred slaves labored for eight years building Yulee's"
Cross-Florida Railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key, one
hundred and fifty years ago. Today Yulee Railroad Days celebrates
the contribution made by all who built the railroad, which was the
reason North Florida developed as it did.
Yulee Railroad Days is a first of its kind event a linear event
- stretching from coast-to coast along the Cross-Florida Railroad
route. This event, which will soon be North Florida's Tour de
France, is set for June 3-5, 2005, close to David Levy Yulee's
Yulee Railroad Days is a growing number of concurrent,
happenings and events across Florida, combined with a bike ride
retracing the railroad route across the state.
In addition to the Cross-Florida Bike Ride, there are:
happenings in Gainesville at the Matheson Center, a run on the.
Gainesville Hawthorne Trail, openings at the Haile Plantation
House and Dudley Farms, and observances in Hawthorne and
Micanopy. There is an all day celebration in Lawtey, a 150t.-
anniversary and 3-day weekend event in Archer, and observances
in Cedar Key.
For additional information our website is regularly updated, or contact Phil.
Denton, chairman of the YRRD's committee at 352-495-1044 or

Sgt. Anthony 0. Soares IV
Anthony 0. Shares IV stationed at Cherry Point USMC Air
Station was recently promoted to Sgt. "T.J." is the son of Anthony
& Kathy Soares of Old Town. He is currently serving as a CDI
inspector in the VMA 542 Squadron where he is with the Harrier
Jet crew.


US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 -- Cross City, FL
Bath brick w/pool, garage/workshop and RV garage. Walk-in Pantry;
Built-in glass front displays; two fireplaces and too many other amenities
to mention. Approx. 3200 sf, $259,500.00.
- SIX RENTAL UNITS ranging from $15,000 -to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a package. Located in Cross City with city water and
- 4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
o- IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, 2,. home with carport on paved
street in homes-only sub i. Ping room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room dW r d-ck, city "water and sewer, garbage
pickup and cable TV. $80,000.00.
STOTALLY FURNISHED SWMH on 1/2 acre in Mingo Acres near
upper Steinhatchee River. $60,000.00.
-* DWMH On approximately 1/2 acre, 2 miles N of US 19 on CR351.
Well kept, with city water & well, cable TV, alarm system, new carpet,
new heat pump, washer & dryer. $60,000.00.
*_ COMMERCIAL 1 acre MOL on corner of CR 351 at US 19 near post
office, courthouse, banks and shopping plaza. $195,000.
-3- FIVE ACRE. PEAq tP. eP I flt Hammock Subd. wooded &
private. $35,000.00 each.
.-80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $280,000.00.
*.CAMP TWO SUBDIVISION 2 to 5 acre lots, just outside Cross city on
CR 351 North.. Starting at $20,500.00.
-.3.39 ACRE COMrPig aPonting on US 19 in Old Town.
251' of frontage. $85,0.00.
-.2.04 ACRE COMMSBd PI4A t" noting on US 19 in Old Town.
150'of frontage $50,000.00.


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Fireplace. Ceramic tile In kitchen, hallway and B doublewide mobile home is a great place to
one bath, wood flooring at entry ways with barber get-away to. It is a must-see to appreciate.
carpet throughout the rest of home. 20x30 $159,000. (DMH-747737-K). Call 493-2221.
garage/workshop, 4" well and irrigation system.
Separate drive w/RV hookup. 14x19 screened
porch. $134,500. (LMH-748630). Call 463-6144. ,, ..

and let us tell you how we can help you sell your property. .... ....
Acreage Homes Farms Waterfront Commercial


-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.
*2BR, 2 B, 2 story, approx. 1700 sq. ft. on 2 lots on canal in
Steinhatchee, storage shed, tropical landscaping, hurricane
shutters, most furniture stays. Tropical Paradise.
*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.

We Need Listings! It's A Seller's Market!


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

Old Town Artist Illustrates

Children's Book C *
Autographed copies to be donated to the library F luf y sS
and'Dixie Comnty schools '
Known more for her pet portraits and paintings of S.t o .y
nature, Old Town artist, Debra Moore, was recently 7I
commissioned to illustrate a 48 page children's book; '
one of three books to be produced within the next few '" Par I
Based on true incidents, "Fluffy's Story Fluffy's I- V
Journey Part 1 "concerns the amazing journey taken by U' S
a' beautiful military war dog, a German Shepherd, ta V GUP.o
named Fluffy by his handler, SFC. Russell Joyce. Jo u n e Jcy
After bravely serving his comrades and country |'T ~
without skipping a beat, Fluffy was left behind in Iraq
during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 due to a J'O'ce B d JOnyC s
paperwork snafu. An international email, letter and Ba d o0 a.
telephone campaign immediately began in order to ...',,r. .,. tue Story!
bring Fluffy home, a campaign Debra was deeply
involved in, and in early May 2003 Fluffy safely
arrived in Charleston, SC with full military escort. Within weeks he was retired as an official Military
War Dog (MWD) and now resides with the Joyce family near Ft. Bragg, NC.
"Yes, the first book initially takes place in the Middle East however there is no mention of death," Moore said. "Fluffy meets many animal friends, all of which Fluffy 'actually
encountered in Iraq. They help him on his journey to locate the airport so he can fly to America and
join Russell," she went on to say.
I Richly illustrated, "Fluffy's Story" was written by Samantha and Caroline Joyce, is based on
patriotism, true love of country and dedicated to the US .War Dogs Organization and to all men and
women who serve and have served our country.
-,- "Every part of this production will be generated in the USA," Moore said. "If we create something
b3aed on patriotism it only' seems right, no matter the cost, to have it all done in America."
Moore intends to donate autographed copies of "Fluffy's Story" to the library and each school in
Dixie County. "We will all sign the books, even Fluffy," said Moore. "He's an incredible creature and
without him none of this would be possible."
A portion of all'the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the US War Dog
Memorial in NJ. After the memorial is complete the remaining proceeds will then go to other
oi-gafiizations such as the Warrior Foundation, St. Jude's, K-9 Search and Rescue, adult reading and
literacy programs. Books will also be personally donated by Moore to Moose Heart, the children's
home operated by Moose International. "We will find a cause that has touched our lives and give, all
we can. Everyone who buys a book will be able to see where the proceeds have gone and to whom
they. themselves, have contributed to helping."
Books will be made available to approved fund raising organizations and events at a reduced cost
Wbhen purchased in bulk. The proceeds can then be used to help that organization but even then a
portion of the money will go to the assigned organization the production is dedicated to in the front of
each book.
Samantha Joyce, daughter of Russell and Caroline Joyce; is the author of "Fluffy's Story" and is
an. honor role student in NC. "She is an outstanding student, writer and daughter," said SFC Joyce,
'and \ e are proud of her and her quest with this project. We encourage other children to pick a project
that they can learn from while helping others."
-'y. The co-author and editor is Caroline Joyce, a National Board Certified teacher in NC for the
Special Needs. She is the "Teacher of the Year" and gives her all to' the kids in her class and school.
-'Ifuly a person to learn from!
"' Artist and illustrator, Debra Moore, is a. good friend of the group and painted a portrait of Fluffy
ajid the American. flag depicted on the cover of the book. She gave SFC Joyce the painting for no
i ason other than to say thanks for his and Fluffy's service. "So there was no question of who was
going to illustrate this story and help with this project," Joyce went on to say.
The projected purchase price for the hardback book is $16 to $20. Soft bound will be produced as
-ell but projected prices are not yet available.
A 48 page production, with 36 pages of full color illustrations, pictures and biographies of each
animal depicted in the story will be at. the back of the book along with amazing facts about each
,.. Scheduled for release in July 2005, the first printing will be limited to 3,000 copies due to the fact
that the Joyce family has financed the book themselves. After the debit has been resolved there will be
more print runs.. All the proceeds that the Joyce's make will then go back into the book company
(Fluff) 's Books) so that future books will not have to be financed.
Three books are planned, have been written, and after the printing of part one, part two will go
into illustration and production.
'If you have computer access, please visit Fluffy's official web site at for
further information about this wonderful animal and updates about his books.

A terrible thing happens when you don't advertise...NOTHING!

Call the Advocate Today 498-3312

Steinhatchee School PTO Fish Fry A Success
The Parent Teacher Organization held the Bridge End Caf6, Bud Brewer Realty, Buddy's Home,
second PTO fish fry Saturday April 9th at the Burger King, C&C Grower, Cameo Beauty Shop,
Steinhatchee School. The Parent Teacher Capt. John Bow, Capt. Paul Cronk aboard "Willa
Organization, School Administrators and Mae", Capt. Rick Walker, Capt. Slim Jim, Capt. Walt
Teachers worked together to put on the Fish Fry Carlson, Capt. Wayne Emery, Captured Moments,
Teachers worked together to put on the Fish Fry Carlton & McKinney, Casey's Cove Convenience
that has become so popular with local residents. Store, Cashway, Chaparral Steak House, Chewning
The PTO collects donated fish before, during and Realty, Christian Book Store, Coast Gas, Cross City
after the Steinhatchee Fishing Tournament from Florists, Cypress Inn, DeYoung & Dickey
collection points mainly at the Steinhatchee Construction, Dixie Drive In, Dixie Nut House, Dixie
marinas plus donations from local fishermen Realty, Dixie Realty (Horseshoe Beach), El Dorado
prior to the Fish Fry. The PTO then coordinates Motel, Elaine Meyer, Eloise Coker, Farm Supply,
the fish fry with rides on Matthew's Express Farmer's Furniture, Fiddler's Restaurant, Florida
Train, Bingo, Prize Drawings and the Moon Forest Products, Flying Hawk, Foodland food store,
Walk Game all for 5 dollars and plate, making Friedman's Jewelers, Front Porch Realty, Gary Lamb
Walk Game all for 5 dollars aFeed Store, Golden Corral Restaurant, Gulf Stream
the event more exciting. With a deal like that no Marina, Hardee's, Herring Realty, Hibbett Sporting
wonder the community comes out to support the Goods, Hick's Feed Store, Hill & Cobb Insurance,
PTO Fish Fry. Horseshoe Beach Cafe, Horseshoe Beach Marina,
This year the weather was beautiful so Mac Hunt's House Moving, Ideal Marina, Jackson
Odom brought out the Matthew's Express Train Furniture, Jerry & Lorayne Garner, Jiffy Store, Jin Jin
and gave the kids a thrilling ride in and around Restaurant, John Monahan, Keaton Beach Marina,
the schoolyard. Oscar Howard the Superintendent Lile's Hardware/Ace Hardware (Cross City), Lynn-
of Schools helped cook fish and hush puppies Rich Restaurant, Mac Odom of Matthew's Express,
and reminisced about the old days when the Mason's Market, McDonald's, Midtown Cafe, Mitch's
Steinhatchee School held cook outs as regular Jeweler, Mitchell Realty, Mr. & Mrs. Jester, Mr. &
Steinhatchee School held cook outs as regular Mrs. Williamson, NAPA Auto Parts, Nature Coast
events so they could purchase necessary Carpet, Neli Dempsey, New & Used, Nunnie Emery,
equipment and supplies for a fledgling school. Old Hickory Seafood, Oscar Howard, Pace's Cottages,

The PTO Fish Fry was a success, money was Palm Grove Fishing, Papa Jim's Seafood Restaurant,
raised, the kids were entertained and the Paradise Suites/Charters, Pat Savy, Pelican Point Inn,
community worked together to improve the lives Perry Drapery & Gift, Perry Plaza Florist, Photo &
of our children! Mark it on your calendar for next Frames, Pizza hut, Pouncey's Restaurant, Pro Tire;
year and come join us for some great tasting fish Radio Shack (Perry), Ragan's Ace Hardware, Rent
in a picnic atmosphere. The Steinhatchee PTO Way, Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Rick's Seafood,
,and Steinhatchee children wishes to thank the River Haven Marina, Riverside Auto Repairs, Roy's
manybusinesses and people that donated items Restaurant, Sea Grass Realty, Sea Hag Marina &
many businesses and people that donated items Waterfront Rentals, Sears, Shamrock Vet, Smith
for the Fish Fry or sponsored the Matthew's Furniture,, Steinhatchee Ace Hardware, Steinhatchee
Express Train. Landing, Steinhatchee Pizza & Video, Steinhatchee
Please support those people and businesses River Inn, Steinhatchee River Realty, Steinhatchee
that support our youth: A Hair Shop, ADT Marine, Rivergate, Subway, Sunset Place, Swain's Restaurant,
Anchor Trust Properties, Badcock Furniture, Barnett Tackle Outlet, Tractor Supply Co., United Welding,
Realty, Bay Breeze Real.ty, Betty Davis, BK&R Ware Oil & Supply, Wendy's, Westwind Fish Camp,
Appliances, Bonnie Curtis, Brian & Debbie Goddard, Winn Dixie, Zeigher Florist, and Zoe Harris.

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


Elementary To



Phone Usage

AES has recently
encountered an increase of
telephone use among students.
This increase has resulted in
loss of educational time for the
students and has restricted
incoming/outgoing phone calls
to and from the school.
Therefore, the school will be
enforcing "emergency only"
usage for students to call
Please have your child
make lunch arrangements and
sleepover plans prior to
arriving at school. Please note,
your child must receive adult
permission to use any phone
on campus.
Additionally, district policy
regarding student use of cell
phones prohibits the use of any
cell phone during the operation
hours of buses and school. If
your child uses a cell phone
during these times, the cell
phone will be brought to the
office and held for pick up by
an adult.
We appreciate your
assistance with this situation.

AM./(352) 542-5502
' H./(352) 542-9012
House Slabs, Driveways, Raised Foundations .

i .Licensed & Insured A
SP.O. Box 1776 Lic. #9817
SOld Town, FL 32680 VAL RAWLINGS, Owner
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005




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 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


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:
Parc~l No
SUBDIVISION, by contract in OR BK 139
Pg. 761, Dixie County, Florida.
*Lorene J. Thomas, Cross City, FL 32628
*Leighton & Amy Riddle
S7950 Park Blvd., Lot #28,
Pinellas Park, FL 34665
*Leighton & Amy Riddle,
HC2, Box 110-f3, 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


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, 2005 at 9:30 A.M. 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, Gitchrist 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


File No.



The administration of the estate of L.C.
RICHARDSON, deceased, whose date of
death was May 2nd, 2003, and whose
Social Security Number is 262-50-9464, is
pending in the Circuit Court for DIXIE
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628.
The names 'and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below. All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
The date of first publication of this notice
is April 21, 2005.
Personal Representative:
648 West 11Fth Street
Lakeland, FL 33805
Attorneys for Personal Representative
P.O. Box 2866
2012 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 680-2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699

CASE NO. 05-0150-CA
RE: Validation of not exceeding
$1,400,000 Water and Sewer Revenue
Bonds and not exceeding $1,400,000
Water and Sewer Revenue Bond
Anticipation Notes
a special district created by ordinance of
Dixie County, Florida,
Taxpayers, Property Owners and Citizens
of Suwannee Water and Sewer District,
Florida including nonresidents owning
property or subject to taxation therein, et

You and each of you are hereby
required to appear on the 31st day of
May, 2005, at 2:00 o'clock P.M., before the
Circuit Court of Dixie County, at the Dixie
County Courthouse in Cross City, Florida,.
the Honorable Frederick L. Koberlein
presiding, at the Courthouse in Cross
City, Florida, and show cause why the
prayer of the Complaint filed in the above
entitled proceeding should not be
granted and the bonds and notes therein
described, and the proceedings
authorizing the issuance thereof,
validated, said bonds consisting of not
exceeding $1,400,000 Water and Sewer
Revenue Bonds and said notes
consisting of not exceeding $1,400,000
Water and Sewer Revenue Bond
Anticipation Notes of the Suwannee
Water and Sewer District, Dixie County,
Florida, authorized pursuant to a
resolution of Plaintiff duly adopted on
September 13, 2004, a more particular
description of the bonds and the notes
being contained in the Complaint filed in
these proceedings.

This Order to Show Cause shall be
published in the manner required by
Section 75.06, Florida Statutes, in the
Dixie County Advocate, a newspaper of
general circulation in Dixie County,

Florida, this 18th day of April, 2005.

Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit of
Florida, in and for Dixie County

Poetry is the silence and
speech between a wet
struggling root of a
flower and a sunlit blos-
som of that flower.
-Carl Sandburg

File No.: 05-27-CP
Division: Probate


(Summary Administration)
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been
entered in the estate of WILLIAM ALLISON
OSTEEN, SR., deceased, File Number 05-
27-CP, by the Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, Florida 32628; that the
decedent's date of death was February
1, 2002; that the total value of the estate is
$25,000.00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are;
Address: Post Office Box 927
Cross City, Florida 32628
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other,
than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME
The date of first publication of this Notice
is April 21, 2005.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Attorney At Law
Florida Bar No. 0075779
Post Office box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1688
Person Giving Notice:
Post Office Box 927
Cross City, Florida 32628


Earth Week
This year Ruth Rains
Middle School is celebrating
International Earth Week from
April 18-22nd. Our goal is to
create an awareness to all
RRMS students, staff and the
community about the
-importance of conservation of
our natural resources, forests
and wildlife.
Plans include a poetry and
poster contest for all grade
levels, a special speaker from
the departments of Interior,
beautification, and of our own
campus. Also, completing a
"Mission Possible" list of
conservation activities
coordinated through our
science department.
A healthy, safe, and clean
environment should be a
concern for every one of us.
Plant a tree, conserve drinkable
water, use biodegradable soap
products, recycle, reduce and
reuse certain products; these
are only a few ways to do your
Take pride in our
community and adopt good
habits that benefit our
environment. /
Respectfully submitted,
Art Wyckoff
RRMS Science Dept.

Association Of



Districts To Hold

State Speech

The 2005 Soil and Water
Conservation District's

Speaking Contest is here! The
topic for this year's contest is
"Celebrating Florida's
Conservation". In order for the
participants to compete at the
Area III meeting on Thursday,
May 19, 2005 the Dixie Soil
and Water Conservation
District's Speaking Contest
will be held on Thursday,
April .28, 2005. The contest
will be held at the Dixie
County High School
auditorium at 4:00 p.m.
The contest winner will be
invited to a Tri-County
Banquet on Friday, April 29,
2005 to give their speech for
all three District Boards. The

Area II Contest will be held on
May 19, 2005. The winner of
the Area II Contest will then
go on the AFCD State Contest
on July 30, 2005.
Contestants are required to
supply the Suwannee County
Conservation District, 10096
US Hwy 129 South, Live Oak,
Fl. 32060, with a typewritten
copy of their speech several
days before the contest in order
to prepare Judges packets.
Refreshments will be served at
the local contest and dinner
will be served at the Tri-
County Banquet.
Please contact the
Conservation District with any
questions you may have at
386-362-2622, Ext. 3.

Log cabin

Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday April 14th at the
Levy Co. Quilt Museum. It
was another great day. We
welcomed the WWII Vets and
Mates. How we enjoy the days
of meeting old friends and
making new ones.
We all do lots of cooking
and baking. Marie made a
wonderful strawberry dessert,
Betty Willow came with her,
oh so good, coconut pie.
Goldie made her famous egg
custard and there was a big pot
of chicken and dumplings, lots
of good casseroles, vegetables,
* deviled eggs and so much
Everyone told us how
much they enjoyed southern
cooking and we know that
everyone went home with. a
great feeling. They had a
speaker from the Veterans
Office who told of the
advantages that Vets can take.
It was a great day and we look
forward to having them come
Quilting did go on with the
members who weren't in the
kitchen. Sarah Small has
another two weeks and then
she goes back to Illinois. We
will all miss her and look
forward to seeing her in the
It was so great to see Betty
Fredericks again, she has been
a member for many years but
has so many health problems.
Maybe she 'will be able to
come, she is a great quilter and
wonderful friend.



for buying my hog at the
Suwannee River Livestock Show &
Sale. Your support is greatly

Duane Lord
Middle School FFA

Double Trouble!
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
It was March 17, 1921, in Nashville,
Tennessee when Virginia and Frances Stark came
into the world and for the past 84 years the twin
sisters have brought sunshine and love to those
they meet, and every now and then, a little bit of
"double trouble".
Virginia, or "Gin", as family and friends
know her, resides in Cross City with husband Jim
Liles at "Liles Haven." Frances and her husband,
Otis McKeehen live in Nashville where the girls
grew up. Gin introduced Frances to Otis and they
have been man and wife for 64 years. Returning
the favor, Frances introduced Gin to Jim and they
have been married for 36 years. A bit more
trivia...Gin and Jim were married on the hottest
day of the year and Virginia and Otis the coldest

Otis come down once a year and spend a month*
or so with Gin and Jim.
Gin is very active in her community. She 1is '
member of the Cross City United Methodi.
Church and Dixie Divas Red Hat Society. Sht; -
a volunteer at the Cross City Nursing Horte,
. bringing her love of life to the residents there, as
well as, gifts made by herself and the other ladies
of her church. She also works for the Icy Cool
Youth Group at the church and helps with Bible
School and every garage sale, bake sale or any,
other fundraiser.
Gin is loved and adored by all who meet her-
and her signature "hair-bow" has a long history,
You see, the girls' mother could only tell them.
apart by putting a bow in Gin's hair and barrette,
in Frances's hair, which she still wears.

Picture above (left) Gin Liles.
& Frances McKeehen
celebrated their 84th birthday
this year, as always with a St.
Patrick's Day theme. Right the
twins in earlier times, wearing
those infectious smiles. Right
is the home where the twins
learned about love and family
values.. .traits they have
carried over to their families.

Both girls have one daughter and one son.
However, Gin has beaten her sister in the,
grandchildren category with 6 grands and 7 great
grands. Frances has 3 grands. Both sisters taught
at, private schools. Recently the two educators
visited one of their teachers, Mrs. Nell Kleiser, in
Brandon, FL, by the way, who will celebrate her
100th birthday this year.
For years, Gin and Jim would come down to
Cross City from Nashville during the winter
months. Two years ago they gave up their
snowbird status for a more permanent one here in
Dixie. Although the sisters live in different states
now, they maintain that "twin closeness." Each
year, the Saturday before Mother's Day, they
hold a family reunion in Nashville. Frances and

Gin and Jim are both avid collectors, making;'
their home a virtual treasure chest. Gin's love of
family is evident, as she has framed many of her
childhood keepsakes. She decorates for every
holiday and changes her collection of quilts that
brighten her bedrooms with each season. In short,
when you walk through the door, you feel at,,
While together, the girls make the best of'it,
and pack in the fun. They are energetic, lively,':
talkative, positive and fun-loving. For them each -
day is a day to celebrate. "I doesn't seen like it's
been 84 years," stated Gin.: "It's been fun and we
have been so blessed."
Happy Belated Birthday Gin and..
Frances... .and here's to many more!



for buying my hog at the
Suwannee River Livestock Show &
Sale. Thank you for your continued

Jamie Lord
Wild Ones 4-H

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*Cross City/Hwy. 19
'Old Town Elementary School
eRuth Rains Middle School
*Anderson Elementary School
*Dixie County High School

*Prenatal Care
*Acute & Chronic Disease Care -Minor Surgical Procedures
*Laceration Repair *Employment Physicals
*Well Child & Newborn Care *Family Planning
*School & Sports Physicals *School Health Services
*Treatment for Asthma *Preventative Health Care
*WIC Coupons *Dental Services
*Laboratory & X-Ray *-HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
*Child & Adult Immunizations -Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children
*Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment


Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Internist To Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005


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
alse 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. 1-352-542-
FOR ALE 55 gallon drums, clean, good
condition, $7. each or 25-50 $6 each, 50-
Above $5 each, 542-2468 evenings, cell
813-719-0108 or 813-716-4382.
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Intemet -
visit then give us a
call., 'A quality service of computers-, inc. Old Town, (352) 542-3362.
ufn -
.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-
331 2 (days) or 498-2991.
BATHROOM SINKS Two oval bathroom
sinki, $10 each. Call Sid at 498-3312 (days)
or 498-2991.
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.
BORDER COLLIE 1 year old mother dog,
free to good home, 498-5260.
excellent condition, only cut 110 acres, barn
stored- all year. Fella Tedder TH540T-
$3870; NH Rake-216 $12.330; NH Mower
1432 $16.740; NH Round Baler 688 -
18,720, call (352) 375-6132 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-
ufr 6
HOUSEBOAT for sale. or trade, 40+ feet
Seagoing- houseboat, fly bridge, twin
Chrysler 318, needs TLC, $18,000.0. (352)
542.;249 ask for Billy.

FOR SALE -. 12' aluminum boat, 7 1/2 HP
Sears. moio, $750.00, 542-7253.
FOR SALE 24 ft. Proline, Mercury 135, hull
ebi6li by Corsey, many extras, may be seen
in Swannee (386) 658-1302.
FOR SALE 2002 Silver, Acura TL, TypeS,
black. leather, navigation system, 6 disc
Bose changer, spoiler, loaded, $21,500
O,-call (352) 356-0555.
FOR SALE 1985 Jeep Cherokee, 4x4, runs
gootr$900 OBO, 542-2616.
FQR SALE 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP,
fullyloaded, $2600 OBO, 542-2616.
FOR SALE-1994 Silverado, extended cab,
5 speed, $2500.00, (352) 542-8258, leave
YARD SALE Sat, April 23, City Park, 8:00
a.m., Girls' clothes, sizes 7-8, cheap.
CALL ME if you need.your house cleaned,
call- 542-1494.
Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and non-HC
acp4sible 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 Doublewide mobile home,
24x60 on 3.74 acres, 4 BR, 2 B, lots of
repairs already done, $25,900.00, liveable,
sore TLC needed, (352) 542-9004.
FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 B mobile home, central
H/A in Cross City. Please call Elizabeth
Locklear, 498-7524.
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 -
Experience to care for bed-ridden, elderly
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Dixie CountySightings

"Under Construction"
Most people driving along Dixie's roadways can see an abundance of forests and wildlife and 6, i l
then there are the two ladies who sent us our Dixie Sightings for the week. Their sharp eyes found
two very unusual and comical sights on our country roads.
Sue Chewning, Editor of the Advocate, took the first picture. For some time Sue has watched as
the orange construction cone, left from the roadwork on US 19 last year, sprouted a small tree. As
the tree continued to grow, it took the straight up approach, never leaving the confines of the cone.
I've seen many a piece of fence growing in trees, but this was truly an unusual sighting. It will be
interesting to see how the tree shapes up while "under construction."
The next Sighting comes by way of Rose Peeters. She found this comical display alongside CR
353 south earlier this month. As you can see someone had tied a set of crutches to the road sign.
It leaves us to wonder just what message the crutches symbolize. Maybe the owner of the
crutches was trying to say that he/she were healed and free to travel wherever they wish; or maybe
they were meant to slow people down... cautioning that an accident may happen if you exceed the posted speed
someone was playing a joke on some poor soul needing his or her crutches.
What ever it's meaning...we thank Mrs. Peeters and the persons) responsible for giving us a chuckle.

limit. More likely,

"Spring At The River"
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Once again the Point of View Antique loaned me a pencil and another student gave me
"an. uler Mall brings the Tri County area a unique some paper," Messer stated. "I drew my first
exa ,ple of local talent, this time with a life-size picture and haven't stopped," he added.
mural depicting "Spring At The River." 'The His art has been a comfort to him as well.
artist is Roy Messer of Trenton fame and his Fifteen years ago he lost a son, Jack, in an
work is truly amazing, automobile accident. He stated that he went
You can't miss the mural as Messer painted it through some very troubling times after that.
on the side and front of the Fanning Springs store "God held me up and lead me to North Central
that is visible from US 19. The bright, vivid Florida and the Suwannee River," he stated. His
# ,

Pictured above is Linda Lambert, Sr. Window Clerk at the Cross City Post Office, sorting the mail, one oj
her daily duties for the past 25-years. Inset, Postmaster Stacy Mock awards Lambert her 25-year pin.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Cross. City Post Office honored one of their own last week, as ST. Window Clerk Linda
Lambert reached a milestone in her career with the USPS having served twenty-five years.
Stacy Mock, Cross City Postmaster, had the pleasure of awarding Lambert her twenty-five year pin
and certificate of appreciation. Lamberts co-workers had nothing but high praises for her. Mock noted
that Lambert has exceptional work ethics and her experience is invaluable.
Lambert stated that she intends on putting in her full 30-years, but is already preparing for the day
she can spend her days hunting and fishing. Keeping in the celebratory mood, Lambert took a weeks
vacation and no doubt spent that time hunting and fishing.

Continued from page X

10th Anniversary
April 30
9 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Fanning Springs State

featuring Joey Dee &
the Starlighters
featuring David Brigati
& Bobby Valli

*Rick Gordon & Friends
*Dotti South with
Rick Randlet
*Dock Street

*Melon Chunkin"
*Belly Flop
*Arts & Craft Vendors
*Rides & More

Top picture shows how some homeowners have to resort to using canoes and small boats to get to their homes.
The bottom picture is a shot of the intersection at CR 317 and the road that leads to the Suwannee Highway.
Roads covered in water like the one shown above, should not be crossed due to hidden danger.

National Weather Service Crest Predictions for the SRWMD- 04/19/05




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Pictured above are Renate Smith, owner of the Point of View, "Foxy" and Roy Messer, standing in front oJ
a mural that Messer painted for the Fanning Springs shop.

colors pop with scenes of marshlands and
.swamps that acts as habitat for the famous
Florida alligator, herring and panther, all of
which are included in the picture.
Some of Messers other works are "Old
.Trenton" at the Trenton Hitchcock Foodway,
:"Tractor" on the side of the Alice Chammers
:building, now Southern Tire and a beautiful
mural inside the Gilchrist County Courthouse
which tells the story of the county's history. At
the Metts building in Trenton, Messer's
"Locomotive" reminds residents and visitors
alike of what it was like during the height of the
train era. Next time you go to the Suwannee
Gables Restaurant, you will find some smaller
.murals that highlight the wildlife of the area.
Messer has also created works in Cedar Key,
Bell, Chiefland and Old Town.
Born in Mingo County, West Virginia,
Messer has been somewhat of a Nomad, traveling
the country. Messer worked in the timber
industry; the shipyards in Jacksonville; as a long
distance truck driver; and professional
entertainer. He is a Vietnam Veteran, having
served in the United States Army. However, it is
his art that he continues to be drawn back to.
"I was in the third grade when my teacher

sister lives in Bell and he is blessed to have her
open her home to him when he is in the area
painting. His other blessing has been the birth of
his son Lance who lives in Brooksville with his
grandparents. "He is such a great kid. I'm a
lucky man," Messer said.
In 1992 Messer opened his own business,
River Bottom Signs. He has enjoyed success
with his new venture. While painting signs helps
pay the bills, it is the paintings and murals that
are close to his heart. If you would like to hire
his services you can call 386-935-4408 and ask
for Roy.
Renate Smith, owner of Point of View stated
that she couldn't be happier with the mural that
was painted for her. "I love the way it flows
around the building and the way it seems to blend
the store into the beauty of the area," Smith
Next time you cross over the historic
Suwannee River into Fanning Springs, take the
time to stop at the Point of View and get a better
look at Messer's work. While you are at it, take a
tour of the shop. Oh, and ladies, you can pick out
your Mother's Day gift and register it; so when
they ask you what you want for Mother's Day
you need only direct them to the Point of View.

White Springs
Suwannee Springs
Dowling Park
Manatee Springs
Fowlers Bluff
Santa Fe
Near Ft. White
3 Rivers Estates

77 Ft. 171 Crested


67 Ft.
54 Ft.
50 Ft.
29 Ft.

14 Ft. 34 14.2

10 Ft.
7 Ft.


7.0 20-Apr

24 Ft. 18 Crested
19 Ft. 7 Crested

129 Bridge 21 Ft. 2 Crested
Elevations in feet above mean sea level 1929 NGVD
The NWS does not issue crest predictions for other SRWMD gaging stations.
Current river level information is available from the District's Home Page

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, April 21, 2005

age 16