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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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May 12, 2005


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2 Men Dead One From Car

Accident; One From Shooing
One man is dead froman an accident that occurred on CR 349,
just south of Pine Landing, at approximately 6:00 P.M Tuesday
night. Another man died from a gunshot wound. According to
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, the shooting happened around 10:30 P.M.,
on Tuesday night at a residence on George Chewning Road, off of
Ghavous Road. He further stated that a suspect is in custody on
unrelated charges.
Both incidents were still under investigation as of press time.
See next week's Advocate for more complete information.

Two Arrested For 2003

Hit and Run Fatality
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
On September 29th, 2003 Dennis Jerald Crews, 42, of Cross
City, was fatality injured while walking on the shoulder of US 19,
.6 miles south of the city limits of Cross City, across the highway
from the Catholic church. For nearly two years Florida Highway
Patrol Investigators have been working to solve this case and to
find the person responsible for Crews' death.
After a lengthy.investigation information lead the FHP to the
driver of the hit and run vehicle. Finally officials had suspects in
the case, James N. Corbin, 27, of Cross City and his passenger.
Richard J. Moore, 29, of Old Town.
In August of 2004, both Corbin and Moore were inter% iewed
by investigators concerning the events that took place the night that
Crews was fatally injured. After the interview a %\arrant
requested and granted for the vehicle that Corbin had been d r iving
that night. The 1984 GMC Caballero truck, was taken into custody, .
Paint samples from the truck and from those lifted from the
body of Crews were taken and submitted to the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement Microanalysis section. After the samples
were analyzed and found to be a match, warrants for Corbin and
Moore's arrest were issued.
On May 5th, 2005 Corbin and Moore were placed under arrest
apd transported to the Dixie County Jail. A "No Bond" as set for
both suspects.
: Corbin was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash
with injury/death, Tampering With 'Evidence, and Failure to
Immediately Report a Traffic Crash. Moore was charged \ith
Tampering With Evidence, Accessory After the Fact of a Felon.,
and Failure to Immediately Report a Traffic Crash.

Rough Seas Claim Two

Lives Off Horseshoe Beach

By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
Last Wednesday, May 4, 2005. a fishing trip for three friends
ended in the tragic death of two %hen they encountered rough seas
and high winds, causing their boat to captize.
Theodore Eugene Swing, 68, Joseph Henry Stalvey, 70, both
of McAlpin couldn't wait to take their friend, James Allen Hinton,
57, of Jacksonville, out to one of their favorite fishing spots in the
Gulf of Mexico. According to Horseshoe Beach Marina owner Joe
Spradley, the trio left out of the marina at approximately 7:00 am
in overcast skies and threat of severe weather headed our way
later in the day.
Spradley stated that he had been checking the weather forecast.
regularly that morning and had even sent out warnings to boaters
about the approaching front. At 1:45 Horseshoe Beach resident,

Swing was headed out approximately 20 miles to a location call
the "Rock". The Marina is diligent in getting information on
where their customers are going and an estimated time they will
be returning. "I make it my business to
know where a fishing party is going, you "It's tough enough.
never know, just like in this one," Spradley as it is when you
said. loose someone out
Spradley immediately called the Coast there, but it's even
Guard who began their search of the area harder when you
shortly after the call. Spradley also called know them...
local emergency agencies, EMS and Dixie
County Sheriffs Office. The FWC was notified as well and as
always, focal fishermen aided in the search. "I have never seen

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On Drug

' On Friday night, May 6th,
Dixie County Sheriff's Office
(DCSO) made two drug arrests
stemming from routine traffic
The first arrest came after
IDCSO Investigator Michael
Brannin stopped a vehicle on
SR 349 for having no
taillights. The driver, Tammy
Hotchkiss of Branford, was
found to be driving with a
suspended, license. When
officers asked Hotchkiss
whether or not there was any
contraband inside the vehicle
she revealed -20 grams, of
marijuana. She was also found

in possession of drug
Hotchkiss was issued a
notice to appear and citation
for Driving While License
Suspended or Revoked.
Later that same evening,
May 6th, Michael Dennis
McDonald of Old Town was
stopped on a traffic violation.
During the stop, morphine and
drug paraphernalia (spoon and
needles) were found in his
McDonald was arrested for
possession of a controlled
substance and drug
The following day,
Saturday, May 7th, DCSO
Investigator Michael Brannin
was working with a
confidential informant who set
up a deal to buy $100.00 worth
of crack cocaine from an
individual. Sandra Jean
Dunham, from 'Cross City

Commission Highlights
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners met last
2Thursday, May 5th with a full agenda for their regular daytime
meeting. Issues heard by the Commissioners ranged from the
Horseshoe Beach canal dredging to the Florida Department of
Transportation Five-Year Work Program for Dixie.
*Skipper Jones came before the Board with a proposal from
,Joe Anderson of Anderson Columbia, Inc. Mr. Anderson
currently has a hanger at the Cross City Airport and offered the
Commission a "deal they couldn't refuse." Anderson wishes to
expand their current 330-foot hanger an additional 1,250 feet.

Dixie EMS personnel transfer Joseph Henry Stalvey from the Coast Guard rescue helicopter to a Dixie County Ambulance. Stalvey was the lone
survivor of a boating accident that occurred on May 4"'.
Kim Bechtold would hear a partial distress call from Swing and such a quick response from the Coast Guard," Spradley stated. He
alerted Spradley of the situation. added that EMS was there within 20 minutes of the call.
Spradley knew from the coordinates that Kim heard meant that See "Rough SEAS", continued page 5,
the boat was off the Horseshoe coastline. He also knew that

drove Tangular Kentrice
Williams, of Cross City, to a
pre-disclosed location for the
After Investigator Brannin
watched the drug transaction
take place he arrested both
Dunham and Williams without
The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office would like to get the
message out to drug dealers
that the DCSO has a No
Tolerance policy on drugs and
will be' strictly enforcing the

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would also make some renovations on the older portion. Cost for the project will be approximately
$250,000.00. Once the new, improved hanger is completed, they (Anderson) would donate the
hanger system to the County. The Commissioners agreed and the project will begin in the near
Jordan Green and Bill Henderson of the Florida Department of Transportation presented the
Board %\ith the FDOT's Five Year Work Program for Dixie County. The first project scheduled to
-begin in July of 2007, is the resurfacing of 5.37 miles of SR 349 from Old Town to the Lafayette
S. County Line. In 2009 1.518 miles SR 51 in the Tennille's area will receive rigid
pavement reconstruction. Traffic lighting maintenance and traffic control
devices/system are also on the list with no definite date. 'While Commissioners
thanked the gentlemen for bringing the proposed project's list to them, they all
(Commissioners) asked that they take back, yet another plea for the FDOT to
consider placing a red light at the corner of US 19 and Continental Road. Green
noted that he and Henderson have been successful in cutting through red tape at
the FDOT and will do all they can to make it happen. Other requests from the
Jordan Green Commissioners included the repaving and widening of the Shirred Island Road
and CR 358/ Jena Road.
See "HIGHLIGHTS", continued page 5

Dixie Accidents
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
On Tuesday, May 3rd, Cross City Police and emergency crews responded to an accident at the
intersection of US 19 and CR 351 (SE 289th Street). According to a report filed by Officer John
Simmons, Debra A. Tedesco, 53, of Palm Harbor,-FL was traveling east on US 19 in the right-hand
lane. Shane William Crowley, 26, of Cross City, was traveling north on CR 351 (S 289th Street) and
was stopped at the intersection, waiting for the traffic light to change. When the light turned,
Crowley proceeded through the intersection. Tedesco was reported to have failed to stop and hit
Crowley on the driver's side.
Crowley and his eleven-
year-old. passenger received
non-incapacitating injures and
transported by Rescue 1 to
Shands UF in Gainesville.
Dixie EMS was on the scene
and transported the pair to the
heli-pad in Old Town.
Tedesco did not receive any
Tedesco was cited with
disobeying traffic control
Dn Thursday, May 5th
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper' Jonathan M. Farnell The driver of this 1999 Ford pickup truck received injuries after a
and Dixie EMS responded to tractor-trailer entered the intersection at CR 340 & SR 349, causing
an early morning accident thitt the pickup to hit the trailer of the semi.
occurred at the intersection of
CR 340 and SR 349 N.
According to the FHP report, Alfred C. Ford, 62, of Gainesville, FL was traveling west on CR
340 and proceeded to make a left hand turn onto SR 349, causing an approaching pickup truck to hit
the left side of the trailer that was being pulled by his Peterbuilt.
The driver of the pickup truck, Marshal L. Philmon, 42, of Cross City, received incapacitating
injures and was transported to North Florida Regional Hospital by Dixie EMS.
Ford was cited for failing to enter the intersection while yielding to the right-of-way.

Local Parents

Learn How To

Protect Their

By Terri Langford
This past Saturday over 100 families
gathered at the Old Town Elementary School for
a Child Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Old
Town Parent/Teachers Organization (PTO). The
guest speaker for the event was Suzanne Telan of
the National Center For Missing & Exploited
Children (NCMEC).
Established in 1984, NCMEC is a non-profit
See "PROTECT", continued page 5

Suzanne Telan from the NCMEC was the guest
speaker at recent Child Safety Workshop.



Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005




Mr. John Driggers
for buying my steer at the
Suwannee River Livestock
Show & Sale.
Thanks Again,
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Letter to the Editor
Something To Think About Before We React & Regret
I was anxious to get home to see my loved ones so I was
focused on "my" issues and just felt like standing up and yelling
for some of these clowns to get their act together. I knew I couldn't
say a word so I just thumbed thru the "Sky Mall" magazine from
the seat pocket in front of me. You know it's really getting rough
when you resort to the over priced, useless sky mall crap to break
the monotony. With everyone finally seated, we just sat there with
the cabin door open and no one in any hurry to get us going
although we were well past the scheduled take off time. No wonder
the airline industry is in trouble I told myself.
Just then, the attendant came on the intercom to inform us all
that we were being delayed. The entire plane let out a collective
groan. She resumed speaking to say "We are holding the aircraft
for some very special people who are on their way to the plane and
the delay shouldn't be more than 5 minutes.
The word came after waiting six times as long as we were
promised that "I" was finally going to be on my way home. Why
the hoopla over "these" folks? I was expecting some celebrity or
sports figure too be the reason for the hold up.. Just get their butts
in a seat and let's hit the gas I thought. The attendant came back on
the speaker to announce in a loud and excited voice that we were
being joined by several U. S. Marines returning home from Iraq!!!
Just as they walked on board, the entire plane erupted into
applause. The men were a bit taken by surprise by the 340 people
cheering for them as they searched for their seats. They were
having their hands shook and touched by almost everyone who was
within an arm's distance of them as they passed down the aisle.
One elderly woman kissed the hand of one of the Marines as he
passed by her. The applause, whistles and cheering didn't stop for a
long time.
When we were finally airborne, "I" was not the only civilian
checking his conscience as to the delays in "me" getting home,
finding my easy chair, a cold beverage and the remote in my hand.
These men had done for all of us and I had been complaining
silently about "me" and "my" issues I took for granted the
everyday freedoms I enjoy and the conveniences of the American
way of life. I took for granted that others had paid the price for my
ability to moan and complain about a few minutes delay to "me"
while those Heroes were going home to their loved ones.
I attempted to get my selfish outlook back in order and minutes
before we landed, I suggested to.the attendant that she announce
over the speaker a request for everyone to remain in their seats
until our heroes were allowed to gather their things and be first off
the plane. The cheers and applause continued until the last Marine
stepped off and we all rose to go about our too often taken for
granted everyday freedoms. I felt proud of them I felt it an honor
and a privilege to be among the first to welcome them home and
say "Thank You for a job well done."
I vowed that I will never forget that flight nor the lesson
learned. I can't say it enough, THANK YOU to those Veterans and
active servicemen and women who may read this and a prayer for
those who cannot because they are no longer with us. GOD BLESS
Author Unknown...submitted by Marcus Ferner

Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor,
Your Emergency Medical Personnel and Family Medical
Practice are great. Recently my friend had a heart attack and needed
their services to be taken to Gainesville. She needed to have
surgery. The Dixie County EMS got her there in time, but a lot of
drivers did not give the ambulance the right-of-way. Remember the
next time, it could be you or a loved one. She is home now
recuperating. Remember, holding up the EMS could make a
difference. Please give the ambulance the right-of-way.
C. Isc of Old Town



"A good number of things that needed to be repealed' or
reduced were to a good extent, in what turned out to be a very civil
session of the Legislature, said Domninic M. Calabro, President of
Florida TaxWatch. "There was a diversity of views and those
views were heard, to the benefit of Florida's taxpayers." 1
"The repeal of the Substitute Communications Tax and an on-
going phase-out of the Intangibles Tax are examples of antiquated
and unfair tax policies that we rightly leave behind as we forge
ahead with policies that promote a stable, predictable, and
competitive economy of the 21st century. Florida TaxWatch and
its task forces have led the charge on these issues and we commend
the Governor and Legislature for their efforts on behalf of
taxpayers," said Calabro.
"The budget reform legislation and accompanying. proposed
constitutional amendment are a big step forward. They will
strengthen long-range planning and budgeting in Florida and place
a limit on the amount of non-recurring money being spent ;on
recurring programs. Florida government is seeing the dawn of a
new age with establishment of the Government Efficiency Task
Force, which will recommend ways to improve future operations
and reduce costs," said Calabro.
"Likewise, successful efforts to. require 60% of voters; to
approve future amendments to Florida's constitution, rather thap a
simple majority, .will help reduce this very costly special interest
"minority rule" we've seen with past amendments. We hope
Florida's taxpayers will realize the financial burden many of these
amendments create and approve this higher threshold at the ballot
box in 2006," said Calabro.
The state budget increase of 7.7%, or $4.5 billion, outpaced;all
measures of Florida's substantial economic growth. The state
budget grew at a rate more than double the combined econoritic
growth rate .of 3.5% (inflation multiplied by population groWth
rate) and more than the most expansive measure of Florida's
economy, personal income of Floridians of 6%.
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Governor that have been thoroughly discussed and acted on by a
prudent, thoughtful legislature. The state seems to be focusing on
how proposed policy is executed and not just a broad sketch," stid
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Dixie County

Jail Log
VOP Possession of Cocaine.
& Attempt to elude, VOP -. Felony
Grand Theft, Trespass, Grand Theft
Possession of Cocaine VOP,
Possession of Cocaine Resale
Within 1000 Feet of Church VOP,
Introduction of Contraband Into
County Facility VOP, Grand Theft -
Contempt of Court, Writ of Bodily
41, VOP False Imprisonment, VOP
- Battery, VOP Criminal Mischief.
VOP Fraud Credit Card.
Warrant Arrest for Taylor Co.
Reckless Driving.
MICHELLE, 40, Uttering a Forged
Uttering Forged Instrument.
2 Cts., Selling of Cocaine Within
1000' Of A Church.

Almost a good idea
Should military personnel who receive traumatic injuries while
on duty--especially while risking their lives in combat--receive
special compensation over and above what they'd be entitled to
under existing programs and policies? I don't think many of us
would have a problem with this, and certainly I wouldn't. However,
I do have a problem with the way this situation is shaping up.
US Senator Larry E. Crag (R-Idaho) has proposed legislation
that would provide a lump-sum payment of up to $100,000 for
injuries such as loss of limbs, sight, speech, hearing, and for per-
sonnel whose injuries left them comatose. The proposal has the
backing of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson and Dr.
David S. Chu, who is Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and
Sounds good so far, but here's the catch: It would be an
insurance policy, paid for at least in part by premiums deducted
from the pay of personnel who opt into the program. Pay the
premium and you're covered, don't pay the premium and you're
SOL if you step on a land mine.
Now, let's say you're an Army National Guard private who got
activated and sent to Iraq. You're trying to support a family, so you
send every dollar you can scrape up back home to the wife and
kids. Even a fairly small deduction for a special insurance premium
would put your budget in a bigger bind than it's already in. So, you
decide to take your chances. But a car bomb leaves you totally
blind. Sure, you're entitled to a respectable array of benefits, but an
extra hundred grand would come in mighty handy at a time like
this. Too bad you couldn't afford the premiums.
SLets us also consider the hypothetical case of two Pfc's, one of
whom gets sent to the front lines and the other to a stateside desk
job: Obviously, the second one doesn't need the special insurance,
but the first one certainly does, so he signs up. This leaves the one
with the cush job getting more long green on payday simply
because he doesn't need the coverage, owing to his non-hazardous
The bill has not yet become law, and some changes could
surface before it does; however, I checked out the release I got from
the VA and there was no mention of the coverage including a
death benefit for personnel killed in combat. All right, service per-
sonnel are provided life insurance, but if a catastrophic injury can
be worth an extra $100,000, why not a similar amount if you get
killed? Last I heard, that was pretty catastrophic.
The main thing wrong with Senator Craig's bill, of course, is
the idea that service personnel serving in combat zones should have
to pay a premium for insurance to cover the risks they incur as part
of their assignments. The coverage should be there, but the people
our government puts in harm's way should not have to pay for it.
Senator Craig is Chairman of the Senate Committee on
Veterans Affairs, and was instrumental in promoting a one billion
dollar increase in discretionary spending for the Department of
Veterans Affairs, so there's no doubt that he's a friend of those
who serve and have served in the military. Senator Craig's bill
providing increased benefits for severely injured service personnel
is almost a good idea. Just eliminate the insurance premiums and
be sure it includes coverage for death under combat-related
conditions, and it will be a well-deserved benefit for America's

.In.the May 4th issue of the Dixie County Advocate, we reported
that George E. Hurlocker was at fault in an April 29th accident that
involved Mr. Hurlocker and Karen Dixon. A review of the accident
report .filed with the Florida Highway Patrol, notes that in fact
Dixon was the part at fault, having made a U-turn into Hurlocker's
laiee, hitting him and ejecting him off his motorcycle.
We are very sorry for this mistake.

MICHELLE, 20, DUI 1st Offense.
BELL, LATORIA, 20, Disorderly
Obstruction by Disguise.
Community Supervision.
Accessory After The Fact.
FTA Taylor County.
Community Supervision.
contempt CORBIN, JAMES
NELSON, 27, Failure To Stop -&
Remain At Accident Involving Death.
Possession Within Intent to Sell.
39, VOP Less Than 20 Grams.
State Bed Sale of Cocaine.
Possession Controlled Substance
Without A Prescription, Possession
Drug Paraphernalia.
VOP Battery on Correctional
- Domestic Violence.
KENTRESE, 36, Possession With
Intent to Sell.
Assault, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, VOP Sale of
Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine,
Possession of Drug Equipment.
42, Possession of Cocaine,
Possession of Drug Equipmqet,
Failure To Sign Traffic Summons.
Battery/Simple, Trespassing.
MAY 10

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, AMay 12, 2005

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Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or 'logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
i Dixie County. Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small. Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs'- Shine Program
meets every second Thursday
from 10:00am- 12:00noon.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hotirs a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
* 'AL-ANON Family Group AA
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117.
:DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday,. 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie Amateur Radio Klub -
3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. Call: 498-3306.
Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
Dixie County Education
Foundation 2nd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
Dixie County Historical
Society 3rd Monday of each
:month at 6:30 p.m.- Call: 498-
'Dixie County Woman's Club -
2, nd Thursday at 7 p.m.
SDixie Horseman's
Association every 3rd Tuesday
Sat 7 p.m. at the Cypress Inn.
". Forest Park Hill Community
.. ,Center Has a Bingo every
': Monday Evening, Doors open at
is4:30 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

erness Meeting

the Board of Directors of Pure
bhrist-Levy Tourism Development
2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fanning
d. Please call (352) 463-3467 for

Citizens Of

Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
Levy. County Horse Club -
2nd Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Olde Boarding House
Restaurant in Trenton.
Man-To-Man Prostate
Cancer Group meeting 3rd
Wednesday of each month from
7- 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-295-6787
(Press 2) Ext. 114.
NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
Suwannee River Chamber -
* Meets the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30'
pm at Suwannee Community
* Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
2nd & 4th Thursday nights at 8
p Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd Saturday
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Shamrock Masonic, Lodge.
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by e-mail. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.


Sponsored by Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc.
and the State of Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services; USDA
TEFAP surplus commodities
will be distributed to eligible
area residents on Tuesday,
May 17 at 8:00 4:00.
The food will be
distributed at the corner of
Chavous and Camp Street.
Any household whose
maximum gross income is less
than the State established
maximum for the appropriate
household size is eligible.
Also,. anyone receiving aid
from one of the following
programs is eligible for USDA
commodities: Food Stamps,
AFDC, SSI, Medicaid, or
residence in government
This program is available
to all individuals who meet
eligibility guidelines, without
regard to race, color, national
origin, age, sex or handicap.

Life is something that
happens when you can't
get to sleep.
-Fran Lebowitz

Public Service

Information Announcements

Pure Water Wild
To Be Held May
There will be a meeting of
Water Wilderness, the Dixie-Gilc
Board, on Wednesday, May 18,
Springs City Hall in Fanning Spri
The public is invited to attend
more information.
Healthy Start
Healthy Start of North
Central Florida Service
Provider Council will meet
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at
2:00 PM via conference call.
The public is invited.
Please call Celia Paynter at
352-955-2264, ext. 314 if you
need additional information.
There will also be a Board
of Directors Meeting
Thursday, May 19 2005 at
2:00 PM at the United Way of
Alachua County, 6031 NW 1st
Place, Gainesville, Fl. 32607.
The public is invited.

Tourism Task
Force Meeting
There will be a meeting of
The Original Florida Tourism
Task Force at 10:00 AM on
Thursday, May 19, 2005. The-
meeting will be held at the
Stephen Foster State Park,
White Springs, Florida.
If you have questions or
desire additional" information,
contact Jayne M. Moraski,
Director of Economic
Development, at 352-955-
2200, extension 106 or e-mail


Club Golf

The Trenton Quarterback"
Club is sponsoring a golf
tournament on June 4, 2005 at
the Chiefland Golf & Country
Club. The format is a 3-man
Entry fee is $150.00 per
team. Registration begins at 8
a.m. with a shotgun start at
8:30 a.m. Prizes for low net
and low gross divisions.
For more information,
please call Bill Deen at 352-

Woodmen Of

The World
Woodmen monthly
business meeting will be
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 7:00
PM and to honor mothers with
cake & ice cream furnished by
the members. Woodmen
building is located, on SR 26
west of Trenton.
If you are a member of
Woodmen of the World, take
this opportunity to participate
in the lodge.
The lodge building is
available to Tri-County
residents. The person to
contact is Karen Turner at 463-
2308 or Marilyn Surles at 542-

For more information call
(386) 754-4287
LCCC is an Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity Institution


"Yu arnrfo h Ftr.

Ruth Rains Middle School
May 2005 Calendar
5-15 7:00 pm Baccalaureate@ DCHS
5-16 FFA Banquet @ RRMS Cafeteria 6:00 pm
May 16-19" Marching/Maneuvering Camp 3-5 pni@ DCHS
5-20 8:45 am 8h' Grade Awards
7:30 pm DCHS Graduation
5-23 8:45 7' Grade Awards
5-24 Early Release 12:35 pm
8:45 am 6'" Grade Awards
5-25 Early Release 12:35 PM
(June 1" Report Cards can be picked up 8-3)

OTES May 2005

School/Home Connector
05-12 First Grade Field Trip to Silver Springs
May 13-14 ACS Relay for Life-Chiefland Elementary
05-15 Baccalaureate DCHS
05-20 DCHS Graduation
05-21 Armed Forces Day
May 16-20 Educational Psychologist on Campus
and 5th Grade Washington Trip, p;
05-23 Kindergarten Cook-out & Awards 11:00 am
05-24 End of Year Assembly l't-4fh Grades 9:00 am
5th Grade End of Year Program 6:00 pm .
05-23 End of 2nd Semester -Last Day for Students
Report Cards Home
May 24-25 Exam Days/Early Release' Day
05-27 Last Day For Teachers
05-30 Memorial Day

flarcliing Bears Banid Update
This Saturday, May 14th the Bears Marching Bear Band will
hold a yard sale in the parking lot by the band room from 9:00 to '
2:00. We are raising money for the student's dues, which pays for.
lockers, travel, etc. 1
Also, M&M camp/Guard auditions is Monday-Wednesday,
May 16-18th.from 3:00 to 5:00 and I can't remember if I gate that
to you or not.

MONDAY MAY 16 Beefaroni w/Hot Rolls or Corn Dog, Carrot
& Raisin Salad or Mixed Veggies, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Family Reading Party for PK-3rd Grade, 6:00 P.M. in the Media
TUESDAY MAY 17.- Chicken Stir-Fry w/Rice or BBQ Beef on'
Bun, California blend Veggies, Peach Crisp or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*School Advisory Council Meets @2:45 P.M. in Media Center.
WEDNESDAY MAY 18- Taco w/Lettuce, Tomato, & Cheese or "
Deli Turkey on Bun w/Trimmings, French Fries, Fruit or Fruit
Juice, Ranger Cookie & Milk.
THURSDAY MAY 19 Breaded,Pork Steak w/Rice & Gravy,
Cornbread or Cheeseburger on Bun w/Trimmings, Green Lima j
Beans, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk. T
*5th Grade Field Trip.
FRIDAY MAY 20 Pizza or Manager's Choice, French Fries,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*Kindergarten Awards Assembly, 8;30 A.M.
*1st Grade Awards Assembly, 9:15 A.M.
LOOKING AHEAD: Early Release on Tuesday and
Wednesday, May 24 and 25,12:25 P.M.

Free Childbirth And

Newborn Care Classes
The Dixie County Health Department, Healthy Start and The
March of Dimes sponsor classes every other month. These classes,
are held at the Health Department and make having and caring for..,
a new baby a little easier.
The next classes will be Tuesday, May 17t' from 12 4 pm.
Class includes childbirth education, smoking cessation, and SIDS.,,,
Wednesday, May 18th from 12 4 pm class includes newborn
care and breastfeeding.
These classes are open to any pregnant women in the
community and her support person. For more information or to
sign up, please call the Dixie County Health Department at 352-
498-1360 and ask to speak with Healthy Start. The goal is to have
all Dixie County babies born healthy! Lunch will be provided.

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Jena To Meet
There will be a meeting of
the Citizens of Jena and
persons having loved ones
buried in the Mt. Olive
Cemetery on May 24th at 7:00
,pm iin the Jena Community
Club House.
We will be discussing the
future and up-keep of the
cemetery. Please join us with
your ideas and suggestions for
the betterment of our
community cemetery.
For more information,
please call 352-498-3408 or
see Carolyn Oglesby.

Boyd Staff To

Hold Hours

In Cross City
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting
Cross City on the second
Thursday of every month so
the people of Dixie County
have the opportunity to
personally discuss issues
concerning them.
Office hours with
Congressman Boyd's staff will
be on Thursday, May 12 from
10:00 am 12:00 pm in the
County Commission Board
Room in the Courthouse in
Cross City.

Cross City


Fund Raiser
Cross City Correctional is
having a fundraiser Thursday,
May 12, 2005 located at the
Cross City Park. For a $5.00
donation, grilled chicken,
baked beans, cole slaw, dessert
and a drink will be served.
For delivery please contact
one of the following: Lenton
Edmonds, Mark McLeod and
Charlie Watson at 498-4444
ext. 4492 or Tracy Troxell at
498-4419. Please call by 4 pm
on May 11th.
All proceeds go to
CRCCI"s 1t1 Annual Golf
Tournament to be held May
28th, 2005 at Chiefland Golf &
Country Club.

There is a time for many
words, and there is also
a time for sleep.

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Continued from page 1
organization working to locate and recover missing children and helps to raise awareness about ways
to prevent child abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation. In addition, NCMEC acts as a voice
and advocate for those too young to vote or speak up for their rights our children.
The NCMEC works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justices' Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention in coordinating the efforts of various community-based agencies
that include law enforcement and schools in an effort to break the cycle of violent crimes against

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Children of all age groups met outside the Old Town Elementary Atrium for an entertaining lesson i now
to be safe.
children..From 1984 2003 the NCMEC has played a role in the recovery of more than 80,000
'children and handled more than 1.8 million telephone calls through their nationwide hotline, 1-800-
THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) and received more than 183,000 reports about sexually exploited
children on their CyberTipline
Telan presented a power-point presentation with the message, that as parents and guardians, we
must do all we can to keep our children safer. The rules of safety are simple, 1-make sure you know
where your child is at all times, 2-never leave your child unattended, 3-be involved in your
children's activities, 4-listen to you children, 5-take the time to talk to your children, 6-teach them to
say NO,.7-be sensitive to any changes in their behavior or attitude. 8-be sure to screen babysitters
arid caregivers, 9-practice basic safety skills with your children, 10-remember... there is no substitute
for your attention and supervision.
Parents were also given several good brochures that further explained some of the challenges in
keeping our children safe in today's fast-paced and technological society. A website called is a great place to learn how to be safer while on the Internet. Know your
neighbor. If you want to find out what Sexual Predators/Offenders are in your neighborhood, go to
Also speaking at the event was Marti Marshall, Legal Aide for Senator Nancy Argenzono's
office. The recent death of Jessica Lunsford and two other young girls has lead Florida lawmakers
to reevaluate our current laws that deal with sexual predators, Currently there is a bill that has been
brought before the House, HB 1877-Jessica Lunsford Act. This bill aims to intensify the penalties


Gir!Scolut Troop 1039 entertained the children while their parents learn
about keeping them safe from predators.

against sexual predators. If
passed, it will increase the
state's abilities to monitor
convicted sexual offenders and
sexual predators upon their
release from prison. It will
strengthen and expand the
background screening
requirements for contract
employees working on school
grounds and require county
probation officials to search the
sexual offender and sexual
predator registry in an effort to
notify communities of any
sexual offenders or. predators
living in the area.
Marshall stated that Senator
Argenzeono is commented to

passing this bill as the first step in helping to make our children safer.
Others speaking at the event were Superintendent Dennis Bennett, Principal Howard Wadsworth,
and Dixie County Sheriff's Resource Officer P.J. Hope.
While the adults were inside at the workshop, children were treated to some special care from
Girl Scout Troop 1039, Sherriah Filipponi, Miranda Hunt, Ashley Long, Liz Daniron, Cassie Land,
Taylor Corbin and Kristen Weeks. The girls not only entertained the children with songs, they also
performed skits, showing the children what to do and not to do when approached by a stranger.
Later in the afternoon, children were given DNA kits by the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.
Prior to the main event, all guests were treated to a hot dog lunch. Many thanks to the cooks and
to those who donated the food; Cypress Inn, Mark Hatch, Foodland, Florida Food Service, Pat
Gooding, PTO, and Pepsi.
Additional "thanks" go out toall the volunteers, Kathryn Mclnnis, Lisa & Charlie McMullen,
Jeff & Tammy Stemple, Barbara Young, Tracy Locke, Gina Long, Vickie Willis, COPS Group,
Vicky Hunt, and Debbie Alcorn. We couldn't have done it without you all!
This workshop came about due to the brutal loss of several young girls whose stories have
touched our nation. While those crimes were here in Florida, it is important to know that we have
our own list of children, right here in Dixie County that have become part of the statistics of abused
With the heighten awareness; Lisa McMullen felt it was time to share her story. Lisa and her son
Travis are no strangers to what it is like to live the horrors that tens of thousands of children live
each year. When Travis was just a year old, a family member abducted him. ft took Lisa five long
years to get her son back and during those years he suffered abuse.
Lisa and Travis brought the idea of the workshop to the PTO who embraced it and went with it.
With hard work and a lot of dedicated parents, Saturday's event was a success. "If we can save just
ofe child from being abused or abducted with the knowledge brought to the parents and children
here today, then it was worth it," stated Lisa.

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*On the same lines, Mike Cassidy, City Manager for the Town
of Cross City, came before the Board with plans for putting a four-
way stop at the intersection of CR 351 and Barber Ave. The plan
would include the possible removal of off-street parking in front of
the Courthouse and area in front of the Post Office.
Commissioners and Cassidy also talked about the possibility of
removing the palm trees located in the parking lot across from the
Courthouse, which would give the lot an additional 20 spaces.
Cassidy promised to keep the Commissioners updated on any
funding and/or permitting from the FDOT.
Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator and Mosquito Control
Coordinator, notified the Commissioners that they had begun with
the mosquito-spraying program. With area flooding and
unseasonably rainy weather for our area, the mosquito population
promises to be exceptionally bad this year. Residents are urged to
stay indoors during dawn and dusk hours. If you have to be out,
wear protective clothing and/or repellant.
+Dick Edwards notified the Commissioners that four (4)
applications for Federal Emergency Management Hazard
Mitigation Grant funding have been submitted on behalf of the
County. The request was for a minimum of $603,458.00 that will
go for projects that range from retrofitting the EMS
Communications Building, to dredging the Airport and Belly-Deep
(Timbers and Oliver Street) Canals to providing storm sewer
protection for the EMS Operations Center/County Office Building
and Cross City Town Hall.
Edwards also hoted that the deadline for Florida's Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications is
May 19th. Dixie County will be applying for $750,000.00.
+Michael Chaney from the Florida Housing Coalition spoke to
the Commissioners about the County's SHIP Program. Florida
Housing Coalition is a non-profit group that provides free training
for counties on the SHIP Program. In recent years, Dixie County
has not been in compliance with state regulations with the SHIP
Program. Chaney has been working with the County's CDBG &
SHIP Facilitator Dick Edwards, Cindy Dey, County Finance
Officer, Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator and Commission
Chairman Marcus Hays, on getting the County back on tract.
After weeks of training and revamping, Chaney feels that Dixie
County should have no future problems in the future in receiving.
the valuable SHIP funding. Chaney added that the Legislature
would be adding an additional $1 million dollars, statewide, to the
pot, due to damages incurred by last years hurricane season.
The next Commission Meeting will be held Thursday, May
19th at 6:00 pm.

Continued From Page 1

It was around 6:00 pm when the overturned 19'6" Aqua Sport
boat was spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter. The three fishermen
,were found near their vessel. Stalvey 'and Hinton were airlifted to
the Cross City Airport by the Coast Guard rescue helicopter where
Dixie County Emergency Medical Units began treatment on the
men. Hinton required immediate care and was transported by
ShandsCair, but died enroute to the Gainesville hospital. Stalvey
was transported to Shands UF by Dixie EMS.
Swing, who was found dead at the scene, was brought in by a
Coast Guard vessel to the Jena boat ramp and picked up by Dixie
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) investigators, Stalvey stated they had been
trying to come back to shore when a wave rushed over the
transom, causing the boat to overturn. Both Stalvey and Hinton
had on their life jackets, but Swing was not able to put his on
before the boat capsized. Spradley noted that the water
temperature was around 68-69 degrees and that they wouldn't have
lasted the night.
SeaTow, captained by Sammy Royal, brought the boat back to
the Horseshoe Beach Marina where it was examined by FWC
investigators before being turned over to family members.
"This has really been tough for us here at the Mirina,"
Spradley stated. "I have known Mr. Swing for over ten years and
had even been fishing with him on occasion." "It's tough enough
as it is when you lose someone out there, but it's even harder when
you know them," he added. Spradley ended by saying, "Our
condolences go out to all the families."
The accident continues to be under investigation by the FWC.


Will Kendrick

Appointed To

Serve On State

Representative Will Kendrick
(D-Carrabelle) has been
appointed to a special
legislative committee charged
with hammering out the final
state budget for the Fiscal Year
2005-2006. Florida House
Speaker Allen Bense
announced the House Budget
team on Wednesday night and "
negotiations with the Florida
Senate began Thursday.
Immense effort is required
by the Legislators that were
chosen for the job of
negotiating the state's billion
dollar budget. Rep. Kendrick is
determined to keep up with
Florida's growing economy,
while maintaining focus on the
needs of Floridians.
"Our number one priority
is to craft a state budget that
will meet the priorities and the
values of the citizens of this
state," said Rep. Kendrick.
Rep. Kendrick's chief
responsibility will be to help
resolve the differences
between the House and Senate
Agriculture and Environment
The Agriculture and
Environment Committee will
review budget allocations for
the Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, the
-Department of Citrus,
Department of Environmtental
Protection and the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Governor Bush
has recommended a budget
totaling $2.8 billion, for all
four agencies.
The Agriculture and
Environment Appropriations
committee oversees the budget
for several areas that are vital
to Florida. Saving Florida's
everglades, land acquisitions,
beach re-nourishment and
restoration, promoting and
preserving Florida's
agriculture, state parks,
enhancing the 'Wildlife
Commission's response
capabilities and preserving the
Florida Keys are areas that
could not thrive without
appropriate budgeting.
Rep. Kendrick is honored
at the opportunity to serve on
the Budget Conference
Committee. The new' state
budget will begin on July 1 of
this year and will end on June
30, 2006.

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Wedding Announcement

Forehand-Duke To Wed

Wedding Announcement

Kerrey Linn Robinson & Reuben Henry Teitloff IV

A Life Of Sharing, Caring
A Love Of Endless Giving Together
Phillip And Myrtis Robinson
Request The Honour Of Your Presence
At The Marriage Of Their Daughter
Kerrey Linn Robinson
Reuben Henry Teitloff IV (Chris)
On The Twenty-Eighth Of May
Two Thousand Five
At Two O'Clock In The Afternoon
At Our Home
262 NE 796 Street
(351 U Trading Post Road)
Old Town, Fla

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If Yor're Pregnant?
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Confidential Counseling
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Mon. & Thurs. 1 lam 4pm
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Union Baptist

To Have

Gospel Sing
Union Baptist Church
located four miles west of
Newberry will have a Gospel
Sing Saturday, May 21st at
6:00 pm.
The sing will feature the
group Blue Grass Prophets
from Lake Butler. Come and
expect a blessing.
Refre-shmnents will follow.


i Kimberly Ezzell & Clayton Stinson would like to announce
A, "I"f # f I their upcoming wedding. The wedding is set for June 11, 2005.
Joanie Marie Forehand & Justin Buford Duke Kimberly is the granddaughter of Catherine Ezzell, and
Mr-& ro TqJoh. F erha Claytonlis the son of Jackie & Clifford Stinson.

ivir. m iVJLrO. ju a t ru. ,a. l ul..
and Mrs. Elizabeth Duke
request the honor of your
presence at the marriage
of their children
Joanie Marie
Justin Buford
On Saturday, the fourteenth of May
Two thousand and five
at four in the afternoon
at Pentecostal Holiness Church
131 Southeast 266 Street
Cross City, Florida
No local invitations being sent.
All family and friends are invited.

In Loving

Wilton "Buddy", Howell
May 9, 1942-January 18, 1988
Happy Birthday "Poppy"!
We love & miss you!
Your grandchildren,
Kristen, Korde, Buddy, and

Thank You
I would like to thank my
family and friends for your
many kindnesses and constant
support through my surgery;
you are all very dear to me.
A special thank you to my
husband Joe, I could not have
done it without you!
Nancy Smallbone (Nancy

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To view portfolio, or to schedule

session contact

Dana Hodge

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Behold The

Tabernacle Of

Rev 21:3
"Like Ones To Him"
I the Day of the Lord, say
The Spirit is leading onward
into a projected vision and a
higher Spirit realm, into the
day of the Lord. "I was in the
Spirit in the Lord's day, and
heard behind me a great
voice... and I turned to see,the
Voice that spake with me."
(Revelation 1:10, 12). THIS IS
development of the central
supremacy of Christ, that HE
stand between us and our past.
When John was in the
sphere of the Spirit, under the
full control of the Spirit, the
Voice which he heard speaking
to .him was BEHIND him,
between him and all of his
I the Day of the Lord, say
No more cduldshe identify with
the old order and try to drag,
some of it onward into the
new. And, praise God, no
longer were there any regrets
concerning the past, for now to
view the past. he must see it
THROUGH Jesus Christ, and
thus would see how God has
purposed and used it all,
working the evil into good, and
bringing him to this very hour.
I the Day of the Lord, say
LIGHT, stands between us and
our past, but we shall be able
to view the whole through the
light of Christ, and see it for all
that He meant it to be, leading
us into the victory of the
present. Continued next week.

Agape' Christian Center
River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
"Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship.........10A & 6P
Mon. 7P Bible Study ** Wed. 7 Mid-Week Service
Saturday....7P Prayer Meeting
Pastor J. D. Clark *- Ph. (352) 210-0105

Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForA Visit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid 'Church --Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastors Jim & Marion Hurst (352) 498-3023

Central Baptist Church
Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Invites You To Worship With UsI
'A church where everybodyis somebody& Christ is Lord"
Sunday School 10A ** Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P ** Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor David B. Downing

Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
"Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Sunday School 10A** Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11A ** Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed 4 Sylvia Ivey, Pastor

Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Stret Cross City
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church -Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson Ph. (352) 498-0736

Countryside Chapel Pentecostal Church
Intersection of SR 349 & CR 351
Sunday School 10A** Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Evening Service 6P
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6P
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor, John Lunsford (35) 542-8062
Faith Baptist Church
CR 55A (Between Cros City & Old Town
"The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship -7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor

First Assembly of God
Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11 A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
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Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Aault Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown Ph. (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
'Welcome To God's House Wonl You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternaly.
Pastor Royce Hanshe w 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'Lighthouse On The Gulf'
Sunday School -1 OA Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P'
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden Ph. (352) 498-2108
Holy Cross Catholic Church
US 19 South of Cross City
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30A
BINGO Every Tuesday doors Open at 10:30A,
Games Begin At 11:OOA
Father Joseph Manlangat, Pastor* Ph. (352) 4985671

Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
"A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A, Sunday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 6P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen Ph. (352) 498-5617
McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Come wshwK WMh Us!
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor
New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11 A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson

Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19 Cross City
'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School 11 A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear Ph. (352) 542-7954

Rock Sink Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
"A Church For The Whole Family!"
Bible Study 9;45A, Morning Worship 11 A
Discipleship Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Service 7P
Choir Practice 7:45P
Pastor Terry Cranford
Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"
Bible Study 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Archie Knowles Ph. (352) 498-5535

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City
'Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A
Morning Worship 11 A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30P
Pastor Daniel Graham Ph. (352) 498-5674

Suwannee Baptist Church
" SR 349 In Suwannee, Florida
"A Friendly, Loving Church"
; Sunday School -, 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday, Prayer Meeting 7P
Fred Edwards, Pastor Ph. (352),542-7573

Suwannee River Baptist Church
Old Town Next to Trugas
Come Grow With Usl
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby Lindsey, Pastor (352) 542-0801
The First United Methodist Church
22NE 138th St. Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
The People of The United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
Howard Grimmengia, Pastor (352) 498-3420
Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837
Cross City Church of Christ
5247 52 NE 147th St. (MacArthur St.)
Bible Study 10:00 A
Morning Worship 11:00A
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7P
Gordon Dasher, Pastor

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

This is the day God has made I will
iL rejoice and be glad in it. Life is good. Start
each day with thanksgiving to God who is the
source of all life, deeply inhale and slowly
exhale, enjoy the breath of life and feel the
very essence, which causes every atom to
work in divine order.
Lucille Stockton Take time to laugh, share a happy thought
with someone, reflect on some fun things you
did, it can sometime save a life. Pause at intervals during the day
and observe God's beautiful creation. Look at the trees swaying in
the breeze. Smell the flowers in bloom. Watch the birds and bees
flitting by in the bright sunshine. Look up at the blue sky with
traces of grey and white clouds moving about in the beautiful
elements, do something good for yourself every day, don't let a
day pass by with out doing a good deed for someone in need.
There are many of God's souls in need of someone to share a
smile with them. Sharing love and caring is what the world need
Enjoy every minute of every day. Then thank God for the
wonderful day and how you shared his love with others. For it is in
: Him we live, move and have our being.... Acts 17: 28 (kjv).
"Love Life And Live It"

First Baptist Church Of Old Town
All Mothers were blessed with a beautiful rose pen and poem
from the youth group on Sunday! Brother Royce's message came
from Exodus 2 and I King 3 on the Mother's of Moses and
Solemon. Our Study lesson was about God's Provision, His Power,
and His Faithfulness (Genesis 17-21).
Mark your calendar for the upcoming events.
Tuesday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. WMU workday for all ladies.
We will be sewing on our Cancer Kitties, for Cancer patients at
Shands. May 29th is our Fellowship Dinner following Church
Services. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship.
Early reminder for June 4th at 4:00 p.m. At the home of Wade
and Marie Landrum's there will be a VBS Kick-Off Dinner and
Hay Ride for all youth and adults. Vacation Bible School starts
June 6th through June 10th at 6:00 p.m. Lots of activities and crafts
are being planned for children of all ages from preschoolers to
Every 2nd Tuesday of each month WMU has a ladies meeting at
6:30 p.m. We have a great time. Our next meeting will be on June
14h. Join us this Wednesday for midweek services at 7:00 p.m.
Adults and Youth. Sunday 10:00 a.m. Bible Study, 11:00 a.m. for
Devotional Songs and Message. Sunday Evening Youth 5:30 p.m.
and Adults 6:00 p.m.

Church Women Fellowship Day
On May 3 eighty-four women from eleven area churches met at
the Levy County Quilt Museum for an afternoon of fellowship and
lunch. The ladies of the Quilt Museum cooked and served the
delicious lunch.
The speaker was Cheryle Touchton of the "Pocket Full of
Change'Ministries" who showed beautiful videos and spoke of her
travels throughout America. The program closed with the group
singing "Bless Be The Tie That Binds" and the Lord's Prayer.
Then there was time to view all the beautiful work of the quilt
The tables were decorated by the women of the Old Town
United Methodist Church in red, white and blue for Memorial Day..
The next Fellowship Day will be November 1, 2005. Hope to see
you there.

The Word Made
"The Divine Trinity"
I, the son of man, say many
people even to this day,
separate the Divine of the Lord
from His Human., They
acknowledge the Divine of the
Lord in a trinity of persons.
I, the son of man, say this
trinity is in one person and the
Lord is that person, for a
person is a man and a Divine
person is God who is a man.
I, the son of man, say in the
Lord there is a trinity: The
Divine Itself which is called
the Father, the Divine Human
which is called the Son, and
the Divine Proceeding which is
called the Holy Spirit.
I, the son of man, say one
Divine by itself is not given,
but must be trine; and this trine
consists of esse, existere and
I, the son of man, say the
Lord made His Human Divine
even to it's ultimates, which
are called flesh and bones. He

Himself manifests to his
disciples and said, "yea, a
spirit hath not flesh and bone
as yee see me have."
I, the son of man, say God
now is more a man than the
angels. Love you, continued
next week.
Spring Fling

All ladies in the
community are invited to join
us at our annual Spring Fling.,
Come and share with us as we
"Grow in God's Fragrant
Beauty". Invite a friend,
.neighbor or family member to
come with you.
The event will be held
Saturday, May 14, 2005 from
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Bring a
salad dish to share. If you need
more information please
contact Gwen Ellis at 386-454-
151 I/office or 352-498-
5966/home or Daphine Spivey
at 352-498-2070. First Baptist
is located at 25 Highway 351,
Horseshoe Beach, Fl. 32648,

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Faith Baptist News
Every Sunday at Faith just gets better and better. We had a
wonderful Mother's Day with good singing, good preaching, a big
crowd and the Spirit was moving strong among us. What a blessing
the entire day was. If you missed either service, you truly missed a
blessing. Lots of folks went to spend the day with their mothers
and share the love their mothers so richly deserve. We pray that
your Mother's Day was a safe and happy one and that you'll be
back with us next Sunday. We miss you when you're gone.
Remember our Vacation Bible School next month (June 5-10)
and if there is anything you can do to help, be sure to contact
Cheryl Lord and let her know. Cheryl always does such a
wonderful job of directing our Bible School.
Wednesday night will be our regular monthly business meeting
and as a member of Faith, it is our duty to be there and take part in
the handling of God's business. We'll be looking for you.
Remember this week to pray for the sick and invite someone
who is lost to come to church and hear God's word taught. May
God bless you richly this week and keep you happy and healthy.
We'll be looking for you Wednesday night and again next Sunday.
Sunday School starts at 9:45 AM. and Church at 11 AM. Sunday
night our services begin at 6:00 PM. We hope to see you there.

New Prospect Baptist News
A good time and good attendance was reported for our annual
Mother/Daughter Banquet held Saturday, May 7th. Our Mother's
Day service Sunday was heart- warming, with mothers in several
categories gaining special recognition. Bro. Billy delivered a
momentous message from God's Word, choosing his text from
John 19:25-27. It was good to be in God's house on this special
Our monthly business meeting is scheduled for Wednesday
evening, May llth, in conjunction with our mid-week Prayer
Meeting. On Saturday, May 14th, there will be a VBS clinic at
Rock Sink from. 9:00 'til 12:00 noon, and don't forget
Baccalaureate Services at the high school on Sunday, May 15th.
We had visitors Sunday, and invite you back anytime, as well
as all others who would like to visit with us...God loves you, and
so do we! As always, continue praying for one another, the folks
ion the church prayer lists, our military personnel, and the President
and other leaders of our great nation. Have a good week, and may
God bless you.

Card Of
Thanks Pasto
We the family of Foy T.
Jones would like to take May
this means to express our
sincere appreciation for all
the love and concern shown Chui
to us during the illness and
death of our loved one. Our We are sharing the
words can not adequately with our pastor
express just how much all
the wonderful acts of visic
kindness have meant to us.
The food, flowers, visits,
phone calls, and especially
your prayers were all
greatly appreciated.
Again, thanks for all We under
that each and everyone of
you did. May God richly
bless you all. You are invited to a
Sincerely, the Reverend Edwa
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Velma Corinne Barber
Velma Corinne Barber age 71 passed away Sunday, May 8,;
2005 in Old Town, Fl. Mrs. Barber was bom in Waycross, GA and.
moved to Old Town from Clewiston, FL in 1991. She was a,
volunteer for Hospice of Tri-Counties and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jasper Barber.
Mrs. Barber is survived by her daughter Gail Garton of Africa;
4 sons, Ronald Barber of Clewiston, FL, Timothy Barber of Old
Town, FL, Robin Barber of Okeechobee, FL, and Kevin Barber of
Bronson, FL; sister, Marie Hayes of Waycross, GA; 2 brothers,
Eugene Jordan and Monroe Jordan both of Jacksonville, FL. She
has 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, May 10 at the Holly Hammock
Cemetery in Old Town, FL with Mack Simmons officiating.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Services in Chiefland, Fl. 352-493-0050.

Leola Arline Luzader Sorrell
Mrs. Leola Arline Luzader Sorrell age 66 passed away
Saturday, May 7, 2005 at her residence in Fanning Springs. Mrs.
Sorrell was born in Ashland, Ohio and has lived in Fanning
Springs for 20 years. She was employed by National Latex
Sle was preceded in death by her first husband Dana "Pete"
Luzader and her brother Dale Kithcart.
Mrs. Sorrell is survived by her husband Donald Sorrell of
Fanning Springs, Fl.; daughter, Karen Luzader of Fanning Springs,
Fl.; 2 sons, Kenneth (Debbie) Luzader of Fanning Springs, and
Allen (Wendy) Luzader of Trenton, Fl.; 2 brothers, Dean Kithcart
of Sebastian Inlet, Fl., and Frank Kithcart of Ashland, Ohio. She
has 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 11 at Trenton
Cemetery with Pastor David Jones officiating.
Family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday, May 10.
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home,
426 West Wade Street, Trenton, Fl.

Appreciation Sunday
irtnership in the Gospel"
15, 2005 ** 10:30 A.M.

mrch of God ** Cross City, Florida

a vision of prayer, outreach and discipleship
. We are giving honor to and sharing the
on with our pastor because...
We love and trust him.
We respect his calling.
We recognize his gifts.

erstand God's plan for the church

attend this special event and pay honor to
rd P. Ivey and Youth Pastor Renee Liles for
the community and civic activities.




Due to the changing of mailing

addresses to the new 911 address
system we are requesting that you

send us your correct mailing address so

we may update our taxroll records for
the 2005 Tax Year.

If we do not get your new address,

there is a chance you will not get your
TRIM notice and/or your Tax bill, which

could lead to some problems in the


Thank you for your help in this


J. Hal Cheqniing, Jr., CFE
Property Appraiser


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Steinhatchee Fishing Report
Five gallon bucket Trout
Trout are biting in Steinhatchee. They are biting left of the
river. They are biting right of the river. They are biting pink
grubs, candy corn grubs, electric chicken grubs, white with pink
swimmy tail grubs, Catch 2000 plugs, Top Dog, Jr. baits, live pin
fish, 'shiner tails', live shrimp, dead shrimp, shrimp gumbo,
shrimp scampi, boiled shrimp, grilled shrimp, shrimp omelets,
shrimp burgers... Sorry, I got a little carried away. But, judging by
the number of trout I've seen being carried up the dock in five
gallon buckets, if you happen to see a five-gallon bucket floating in
the Gulf, fish around it. It's holding trout.
Capt. Steve Kroll brought in a trout earlier this week that had
more than half its' body jutting above the rim of the five gallon
bucket. The fish weighed eight and half pounds. It took a pink
five-inch Salt Water Assassin over some rocks south of the river.
Capt. Steve pointed out exactly where the fellow should cast the
jig. The fish hit before the lure got good and damp. At first, he
thought the fellow had a redfish, but when it wallowed on the
surface Steve thought small. cobia. Near the boat, it flashed
showing the specks and the net began to shake in Steve's hands.
When the fish was brought aboard, the fellow was nonchalant
about the catch. He was a 'newbee' to the saltwater game. It was
the fish of a lifetime and he had to be informed of that. Capt.
Steve took several pictures of the fish; one picture weighed a
pound and half.
Now I know there are some old timers out there saying, "we
used to cull fish that size back in the day". But, grandpa it's 2005
and it seems to me God stopped making those models in the early
70's. Great catch Capt. Steve Kroll running Pepperfish Guide
Redfish are biting mighty fine on the skinny water rocks. Gold
spoons and jigs popped over them during the rising tide are putting
arches on the outfits. The dogged fight of a red fish is well worth
the effort of working for them.
Grouper are taking frozen and live offerings from 40 feet on
out. Start in short water, work your way out and end in short watdr
to eliminate the long boat ride in. Trolling is picking up a number
of grouper and some king fish are whacking testing the drags on
occasion. For me, I like catching fish several different ways.
When the grouper are hitting the bottom baits, as well as, the troll
gear, I love it. And then you get a good king fish as a bonus...
count me in.
In some areas, amberjack are hoarded up like wild dogs.
We've been using single hook top water and fat shallow darting
plugs for some action I'd love to film for ESPN Saturdays. Free-
lined live baits are a guaranteed belly grunt for the anglers. If
you've never enjoyed eating one of our Steinhatchee AJ's, you're
missing a treat. They are fantastic table fare regardless of the way
you cook them. Keep what you'll eat and toss the rest back for the
next kid.
Thanks for taking the time to read. 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

Packed House For Crash-O-Rama

The fans flocked to the ASA Sanctioned Bronson Motor
Speedway for the first ever Crash-o-Rama held last Saturday night.
Standing room only would be the order of the day as the stands
filled early in preparation for the night's festivities. It was a.
Mother's Day celebration as the first 100 mothers through the gate
received a flower courtesy of the Cameron Asbell Insurance
Agency. Almost a carnival like atmosphere was in the air as many
outside vendors were on hand selling food' and beverages.
Everyone on hand certainly got their money's worth as the show
lived up to its hype. The night got off to a spectacular start with
the wall of steel. Stunt driver Chuck Rush, successfully piloted his
"Junkyard Dog" through two cars standing up on their ends. The
flagpole race in which drivers made a full lap around the speedway
then around a center obstacle followed. Also there was a reverse
race, this required drivers to circle the speedway entirely in
reverse. One of the most popular events of the evening was the
boat trailer race. Cars took to the high banks pulling boats of all
shapes and sizes, and the winner had to have his boat still on the
Robbie Powell was victorious in the Figure 8 Pro Car race. The
driver of the Retro Elevator #25 raced from the rear of the field to
claim his second consecutive win. The School Bus Figure Eight
was the first event following a brief intermission. An event that is
always a fan favorite pleased the capacity crowd for all twenty
laps. When the hands all played out Ronnie Schrieffels took home
a very hard fought win.
A co-pilot never has been as important as they were in the next
event. The blindfold race was a great delight to the crowd. The
driver, with his vision completely obscured had to totally depend
on the verbal instructions of the passenger as they circled the
speedway. The destruction of not one but two demolition derbies
would wind down the night's festivities. As the fans began to exit
the facility, the "Green Mamba" jet car melted down three of the
disabled cars left behind. From the sound of the cheers throughout
the night, it was a wildly successful evening of entertainment for
one and all. .
Next week, the entire Bronson Racing series, including
Modifieds, Hungry Howie's Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Thunder
Cars, Mini Stocks and Harvey Wallbangers will be in action. In
addition, the Race Cars of Yesterday will join in on the funi. Gates
will open at 5:30 and racing will start at 7:30 as always.

Bears Youth Basketball

Camp 2005
The Dixie County B3asketball Program and Coach Andrew
Thomas are having 2 camps for the summer of 2005.
Dates are June 6-9 for ages8-11, boys and girls. June 13-16 for
ages 12-15, boys and girls. Times are from 8:00 am 12 noon at
the Dixie County High School Gymnasium.
Cost is $75 per camper and includes camp basketball and tee
Features include station drills, proper shooting mechanics,
proper ball handling skills, defensive fundamentals, individual
competitions, games, special activities, and camp skills evaluation
for off-season program.
Anyone interested in signing up, registration forms will be at

the front office of Dixie County High School or contact Andrew
Thomas at 352-498-6410(W) or 352-463-2612(HM) to arrange for
a form. Please register and return the form and money to the school
or coach Thomas before the' first day of camp. They will be
accepted the morning of the first day, but it would be appreciated if
they were in advance.

Boy's Basketball Camp
Derek Waugh-Stetson University, will be holding a Basketball
Camp on the following dates:
Shooting Camp....June 10-12
Position Camp....June 12-16
Individual Camp...June 26-30
Individual Camp....July 24-28
High School Team Camp....June 25 & 26
For more information contact Sebastian Singletary at (386)
822-8101 or by email ssingle( or check out the
website at



Reeling For

Kids Fishing

If you haven't already got
your entry form for the Doug
Johnson Reeling For Kids
Fishing Tournament this
coming Saturday, Mary 14th,
you can get them at the
following locations: Casey's
Cove Convenience Store (352)
498-1061, Fiddler's Restaurant
& Pelican Inn (352) 498-7427,
Gulfstream marina & -Motel
(352) 498-8088, Ideal Marina:
& Motel (352) 498-3877,
Paces Cottage (352) 498-0061,
River Haven Marina & Motel
(352) 498-0709, Sea Hag
Marina (352) 498-3008,
Tackle Outlet & Gun Shop
(352) 498-5424, Woods Gulf
'Breeze & Camp Ground (352)
498-3948, Sunset Place
Condominiums (352) 498-
0860, and Westwind Fish
Camp & Motel (352) 498-
There will be a captain's
meeting held Friday, May 13th

2"d Annual Doug Jobnson Reeling for Kids

Celebrity fislinig Tournament Set for Iay 14t'
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The 2nd Annual Doug Johnson Reeling for Kids Celebrity Fishing Tournament has been set for
May 14th and is once again hosted by Woods Gulf Breeze Marina in Steinhatchee.
Although the tournament is held to benefit the Alachua County Boys & Girls Clubs, this year the
Steinhatchee Elementary School Stingray Club will also receive a portion of the fundraising efforts.
The Stingray Club will be sponsoring a new and exciting i f FOT Kr
program called KidzLit and KidzMath and needs funds to help -
pay for it as well as other educational materials and recreational *-
equipment, ,
Last year the tournament collected over $30,000.00 due to a-
tremendous group of sponsors and fishermen. Doug Johnson,
former Gator football player and now NFL pro, created the, '
tournament in order to help the club that helped him as a young
boy. This tournament is near and dear. to him and has been *..,',. ."'
thrilled with the success it has had the past few years. '"
Prizes range from $1,000.00 for the 1"t Place Grouper to
specialty merchandise for Junior Angler Heaviest Fish. If you '
would like to know more about how you can sign up logon to or call 352-339-8172 or 352-262-4081.
This year's Celebrities (as of May 1s') will be: Doug Johnson,
Billy Bullock, Shane Mathews, Chris Doering, James Bates, Keith Brookins, Donny Young, Jason
Odom, and Travis McGriff.
Let's make this the best tournament yet. Remember when we help our youth; we are helping build
our future as well. See you May 14'h!

in Steinhatchee at Woods Gulf
Breeze at 7:00 PM.
There will also be post
tournament party and silent
auction held in Steinhatchee at
the conclusion of the
tournament at Fiddler's
Restaurant immediately after
the tournament.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005


Spring Training Underway At Dixie County High School

Buddy Martin's Weekly Sport
No roses for

OCALA-- If you drove by this particular
horse farm at more than 30 mph, you could
easily miss the inconspicuous brown sign
outlined in bright blue that reads "Kinsman,
Stable." It's fairly ordinary to be owned by one

Buddy Martin
Sun Herald

of the most famous
people in sports,
Like other of
the many horse
farms in Marion
County, Kinsman
sweeps across the
rolling green hills
and is framed by
graceful oaks
which hold the
es orets of ouir

forefathers. But it's nothing special by horse
farm standards around North Central Florida.
The grass is not pin-striped nor is there
anything Gotham-like.
Kinsman is dwarfed by the 5,000-acre Live
Oak Stud owned by Campbell Soup heiress
Charlotte Weber, just across the narrow two-
lane 95th Avenue-Road.
On Saturday, the Yankees owner wasn't
-home. He was in Louisville trying to root home
his first Kentucky Derby winner, Bellamy
Road, one of the race favorites.
Bellamy Road, named after an Alachua
County road built in 1824, which once
transported Confederate troops, was bred at
-Ocala Stud Farm and born near Gainesville at
Snrooty Fox Farm. He came at a bargain
basement price for a man who spends millions
I-onr washed-up baseball players.
It's been a tough week for George's last-
place' baseball team, which finally broke its
losing streak Saturday against the A's. He
-hadn't been granting interviews about his horse,
or his baseball team until he broke the silence
Saturday on the ESPN pre-Kentucky Derby
telecast with announcer Kenny Mane.
As always, Steinbrenner wanted badly to
win. The difference was that you can't really
buy a Kentucky Derby winner like you can a
pennant. George's baseball team has as $205-
i million payroll. He bought the .horse for
In horse racing, George wasn't even
?necessarily the best in the small town of York.
:Irpnicall. his neighbor across the street at Live
;Oak stud, Weber, was also in Kentucky trying
to \\in a Derby with her horse, High Fly. And Steinbrenner's Bellamy Road, High Fly
'was being trained by Nick Zito, along with Sun
K. King,. Noble Crossing and Andromeda's Hero.
,.. The difference was .that Bellamy Road
carried the colors of a Florida-bred, one of six
tr) ing to \% in the biggest horse race of all. Since
Needles crossed the finish line first at Churchill
'-Do% ns in 1956, there have been six' Derby
"winners from this state. Following in the hoof
-,prints of Needles were Carry Back (1961),
: Foolish Pleasure (1975), Affirmed (1978),
; Unbridled (1990) and Silver Charm (1997).
The last horse to win the Triple Crown was
'Ocala-born Affirmed. Another Ocala horse,
SSilver Charm, barely missed it at the
So horse racing in Florida is more than just
a small cottage industry.
The other products Sunshine State products
competing in the Run For The Roses were A
fleet Alex, Closing Argument, Spanish
i Chestnut. Flower Alley and Buzzard's Bay.
Bellamy Road went off as the favorite,
followedd by A fleet Alex.
It % wasn't exactly a banner day.for-the locals.
None of the Florida horses would wear the
rose garlands, on Saturday afternoon. The upset



winner was Kentucky-bred Giacomo, a 10-to-i
long shot, marking the 22nd time in the last 25
years that the favorites have failed to win.
Florida horses were second and third.
Closing Argument, owned by Ocala lawyer
Irwin Weiner and his wife France, was a
surprising second, followed by A fleet Alex, a
Florida-bred owned by John Martin Silvertand.
Bellamy Road, which had won his last two
races by a combined 33-plus lengths, finished
seventh. None of the five horses trained by the
noted Nick Zito finished in the money.
All of which proves once again that the
Kentucky Derby is not only one of the most
unpredictable sporting events on the planet, but
among the most difficult championships to win.
Quick Jump Starts
1-Memo to Kellen Winslow Jr.: Watch a
few Evil Knievel videos before your get on
another motorcycle.
2-You might say Jacksonville's ships finally
came in, but with those big boats leased for the
Super Bowl came the $1.8 million bill for the
3-OK, so do we ask Dr. Jerry Buss to take a lie
detector test after that interview with Jim Gray,
or just take him at this word that he doesn't
'have a No. 1 candidate yet to coach the Lakers?
4-In retrospect, wouldn't Kwame Brown, the
deposed No. 1 draft pick of the Washington
Wizards, have been better off to have signed
that $30 million contract or even that
scholarship offer from Florida?
5-Menu Gnobli is the best basketball player
most of us never saw until San Antonio's
appearance in the NBA Playoffs
Short Stuff
Urban Meyer can make $2.5 million if he
hits all his bonus incentives next season, but
that would have to include an SEC title and
national championship ... If Ike Hilliard winds
up playing for the Bucs next season, he would
be the third member of the national champion
1996 Florida receiving corps to do so,
following ex-teammates Reidel Anthony and
Jacquez Green ... Is anybody at all surprised
that Reggie Fowler, the guy with the fake
football resume, is no longer the lead investor
on the deal to buy the Minnesota Vikings?
The Urbanization of Gator football
Either Urban Meyer is going to be a
coaching burnout victim in 10 years, or he's
going to revolutionize the way college coaches
handle athletes.
Meyer's in-your-face, in-your-business
approach to the Gator players has created a
buzz. He has made it a mandate for all his
coaching staff to check on whether players are
going to class, which girls they are dating, who
they are hanging around with and if they're
going to church on Sunday if their parents have
asked them to go. The coaches also drop by the
players rooms at night for unscheduled visits.
"I don't buy the idea that you can't know
every facet of a player's life," said Meyer. "In
fact, show me a coach that believes that and I'll
show you a team that I want to play."
Nothing But 'Net
(With a little help from Buddy's Cyberfriends)
Bumper sticker, sign or tee-shirt
-- Happy Mother's Day. Let's honor those
brides that didn't run away.
-- An eye for an eye makes the whole world
-- Lord, help me to be the person my
psychiatrist medicates me to be.
Today's Proverb
Nothing is really over until the moment you
stop trying.
And good morning...
... Nick Zito. Be prepared for the pink slip from
The Boss.
Hear "Thursdays with Buddy" each week
at4:30 with Dan Back on WAMR, Bradenton-
Sarasota-Venice, AM 132 and Tuesday-
Thursday-Friday mornings at8:45on
WMOP/WGGG with Brady Ackerman at

Co-Ed & Mens Softball League
It's time to get the glove out of the closet for another year of
softball. Suwannee Valley Leagues, Inc. in Gilchrist County will
be starting league play May 23, at Mcarthur Park on Hwy 129
north of Trenton and south of Bell.
Team fees to play in the league will be $300.00 per team. All
teams have to be registered by May 19th and team fee to be paid
before your first game. Each team will be responsible for paying
the head umpire $10.00 before their game starts. League will play
by ASA rules and use 44 core ball.
All teams are welcome to come and play in a recreation league
that is designed for fun. No uniforms are required; drinking will
not be allowed on the complex, and no smoking on the fields or
If you have any questions please call Cloud Haley at 800-329-
7243 or 378-4594.

uwannee Estuary Fishing Report
'-i Friends, today is Thursday May 5th. Oi the freshwater side the bream and bass still seem to be
kdoi'ng well in the river and creeks and a few channel cats are being caught as well. On the saltwater
sidb grouper have picked up a little in the 50 foot areas, trout are being caught around long bar and the
;outlaw area with some large trout being reported red fish seem to be increasing around the bars.
" The river has crested and began falling. This has caused the water to clear up some what offshore,
if the rains for the last two days doesn't increase it again. King and Spanish mackerel are doing really
:well offshore on the Mann's stretch 25 and 30's.
This weekend is supposed to be nice so get your equipment out and come to Suwannee relax and
(enjoy the weekend.
S:Until next time may your lines stretch but never break good fishing to Ya!
.'[ Capt. Greg Calson Ma "n" Pa Charters http://www.suwanneereef.ors/ManPaCharters.html
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Red-White Game
The boys in red and white have been extremely busy these days in the afternoon after
school lets out. You don't find them just sitting around drinking a soft drinks, but out hitting
the football field, training in hopes to be ready for the fall season.
These young men will have a chance to face off with each other this Saturday, night,
May 14 for the Annual Red-White game and Bruce Boyette Stadium, 6:00 P.M. Make your
plans now to come out Saturday night and support the 2005 DCHS Bears.

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Keeping Internet Shopping Safe

(NAPS)-Online stores offer
great benefits to shoppers
including 24/7 convenience,
price breaks, the ease of order-
ing from your own home and
the variety available from
their Web sites. Meanwhile,
there's been a lot of talk about
the dangers of Internet shop-
ping including online scams
and the potential for Internet
identity theft. Fortunately,
there are steps you can take
to protect yourself.
A recent study, however,
shows that consumers who
take common-sense precau-
tions, monitor their financial
accounts on the Internet and
pay bills online actually may
be safer than those who visit
brick-and-mortar stores and
then pay bills through the mail.
The survey estimates that
9.3 million Americans were
victims of identity theft in
2004, but it found that using
the Internet can reduce the
impact of fraud dramatically.
Identity theft victims who reg-
ularly went online to look at
their financial transactions
often uncovered fraudulent
activity much more quickly
than those who awaited paper
records in the mail.
The study, conducted by
Javelin Strategy & Research
for several financial institu-
tions, estimated that con-
sumers who discovered fraud-
ulent use of their accounts
online sustained an average
theft of $500. Those who only
checked paper records lost an
average of $4,500.
Moreover, experts say crim-
inals often have easier access
to personal information from
statements and receipts in
unopened mail that are tossed

itoring their financial ac-
counts and protecting their
financial information," said
Rob Chesnut, vice president
of Trust and Safety for eBay
and the PayPal online pay-
ment service.
The best deterrent to online
identity theft is to practice safe
surfing. Besides monitoring
your accounts online and
shredding paper records before
discarding them, follow these
suggestions from Chesnut:
Use payment services
that protect your personal
financial information and don't
share your financial data with
Use a different password
for each account so that if a
thief discovers one, he cannot
use it to access the others.
Select a combination of
letters and numbers for your
online passwords. Some
thieves use online tools that
automatically try every word
in the dictionary to uncover
Don't reply to and never
trust the origins of an e-mail
that solicits personal or finan-

cial information. While it may
appear to come from a reli-
able merchant, its source can
be disguised. Links in the e-
mail that guide you to sites
appearing genuine may actu-
ally be taking you to fraudu-
lent sites where personal
information can be gathered.
To ensure you're really
visiting a legitimate site, enter
its URL manually instead of
clicking on an e-mail link.
Chesnut recommends con-
sumers who suspect fraud
take five steps immediately:
For credit-card charges,
phone the credit card com-
pany to set up a new account.
Most credit cards provide pro-
tection against online fraud
and will remove the charges
in question if notified
For bank account fraud,
contact the bank and ask for
their protection procedures.
File a police report and
keep a copy of it.
Contact the Federal
Trade Commission to help
law-enforcement officers track
down the thieves. File ah
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Do These Sound Familiar?
We've all heard them and used them. But where did they come
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Ten Gallon Hat refers to a 'big cowboy hat.' Measurements
have nothing to do with it. The name come from Sombrero Galon
which means 'braided hat' in Spanish. '
Called on the Carpet when one is reprimanded by a superior
In the 19th century, carpets were very expensive, as a result -
usually, only the boss's office was carpeted,. Then employees %were
'Called on the carpet,' it meant the boss wanted to see them- which
frequently meant they were in trouble.
One Fell Swoop means 'all at once.' It has nothing to do with
falling. Fell comes from the old English word 'fel' which means
cruel, deadly or ruthless...and is also the root of the word felonh
The expression "one fell swoop; first appeared in. Macbeth, wihii
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swooping down on some chickens and carrying them off.
Sight for Sore.Eyes refers to a 'welcome sight.' According to
ancient superstition, unpleasant sights could make eyes sore...aind
pleasant sights made sore eyes feel better. I -I
Have Your Work Cut Out for You means 'having a difficult
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be then made into a garment. When the easier task of cutting out
the cloth is finished, the more difficultjob of sewing the garmentis
still left to do. So....
That's a Load of Bull meaning 'a lie or exaggeration.' Tfle
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people was that we're made up of two halves; a body and a soil.
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16th century, the English writer Sir Philip Sidney became the first
person to apply the term to the union between married people. By
the 18th century, his use of the expression had become common.'
Red-Letter Day refers to a 'special occasion day.' The old
Christian church of the Middle Ages had feast days, saint days ahd
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in red ink. For everything else, black ink was. used.
Clap-Trap refers to empty speech or nonsense. Claptrap
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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 themselves.)
* It took place in November.
(Don't! It was some tinei
between late September and tb.
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-fashioned.)
'* There was no turkey at the first
Thanksgiving. (Believe It! They
ate deer.) ip
The Pilgrims skipper
Thanksgiving the next year;
(Beliee It! The harvest was a fop
in 1622, plus a whole bunch of
new Pilgrims showed up, and had
to be fed and housed through the
Things to never say to youth
* "My ex-girlfriend is still a gdoo
friend of mine." (What she
hears: "I'm still in love with he~6
and as soon as she takes me
back, I'm dumping you.").
"Are you going to change before
we go out to dinner?" (What she
hears: "Geez, I hope you change
your clothes before we leave 't.e
house. You look terrible in the
"Your friend Claudia is so niec 6
(What she hears: "She's so hot,-i
want to go out with her as sd6n
as we break up.") !,1sq
"Do you want to go to the gym
with me and work out?" (What
she hears: "You're so fat, if yoy
don't lose some weight, I'm
going to as out your friend

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Bears Band Update

Pictured above is Earl Mash receiving his Superior rating at the State
Solos and Ensembles in Jacksonville. To qualify for this event you
mtiitst make a superior at district solos and ensembles and perform a
grade 5 or above. Congratulations, Earl!
,"'Other Band News...
"Attention all fifth Graders: Anyone interested in being in
If id next year needs to come to the middle school band room
(follow the signs) May 23rd from 3:00 6:00 to pick out an
M&M Camp is May 16-18 from 3:00-5:00 in the High
School Band Room. All Marching Band Members must attend.
Any Dixie County student interested in being in guard next
year (8th grade and above) needs to come to .color guard
auditions, May 16th-18th. Previous experience is not required.
Wear comfortable clothing for movement.
-W Guard Camp-July 18-21 9:00-5:00
Band Camp- July 25-29 9:00-5:00
July 25-Band Calendars go on sale

Habitat For
Humanity Of
Habitat For Humanity is a
iion-profit,' nondenominational
?tiistian housing organization.
Habitat seeks to eliminate
poverty housing and
homelessness from the world
by.- building simple, decent,
affordable housing in
partnership with those that lack
adequatee shelter.
Since 1976, Habitat has
bbilt more than 175,000
housess, providing shelter to
nearly 900,000 people
worldwide. Now at work in
100 countries, Habitat builds a
house every 26 minutes. By
2005, Habitat houses will be
sheltering one million people.
Each affiliate (locally, run,
independent, nonprofit
organization) -coordinates all
aspects of Habitat home
building in it's local area: fund
raising, building site selection,
panmer family selection and
support. house construction
anid mortgage; servicing.
We are in the
organizational phases of
operating a chapter Tor Levy,
'Dixie and Gilchrist counties.
Can you help? We. need
volunteers now from all ethnic
and economical backgrounds,
with diverse skills. Habitat is
not a giveaway program;
owners must have a down
payment, make monthly
mortgage payments, at no
interest, and volunteer between
0bo to 300 hours of sweat
equity to qualify. Habitat
houses are affordable for low-
income families because there
are no profits included in the
sales price, some donations of
materials and labor, and no
interest charged on the loan.,
1 Below are the people and
committees currently formed
and running.
.... Susan 472-8981, President,
aye 528-0580 or Gigi 463-
7207, Development
Committee, Linda & Charles
486-2012, Church Relation
.Committee, Justin 347-3240 or
Construction/Site Selection
,Committee, Bill 528-5859,
family selection/support.
Next Habitat Meeting will
,e Monday, May 16.
,_, We need your help to get
our first house started, not
,everyone has the same circle of
influence and talents but with
God in it, failure is NOT an
Board meetings are held
!iponthly at the Good Shepherd
SLutheran Church, Hwy US
19/98 2 miles north of
Walmart, next to Dakota
WIinery, the, 3rd Monday of the
month at 7:30 PM. Hope to see
"yoi there, but if you are unable
to attend but willing to work
call the people above for
information. God Bless!
Expect to see fund raising
activities soon!

A bore is a man who
deprives you of solitude
without providing you
with company.
-Gian Vincenzo Gravina
,"' *

Xi Xi Alpha

Back Row(L-R) Ann Boy, Lindle Webb, Roberta Baker, Eveline
Fraw, Barbara Maloney, Sherry Gailey
Front Row(L-R) Doris Bishon. Van Chasteen. Sandra J.enkins..
Xi Xi Alpha of Cross City hosted the 74th anniversary of Beta
Sigma Phi Founder's Day. The banquet was held at the Trail
Riders Club in Cross City on April 23, 2005.
Numerous awards were presented including officer and
committee awards, perfect attendance and President awards.
A'scrap book was presented to Ann Boy by Sherry Gailey.
This year our chapter chose Roberta Baker as Mother of the
Year and Lindle Webb and Barbara Maloney Woman of the Year.
Roberta Baker introduced the 2005-2006 officers: President
Sherry Gailey, Vice-President Doris Bishop, Recording Secretary
Barbara Maloney, Treasurer Ann Boy, Corresponding Secretary
Jeffie Eaton and Extension Officer Van Chasteen.
Xi Xi presented a very enjoyable skit entitled The Good, The
True, and The Beautiful to introduce the new 2005-2006 theme of
Beta Sigma Phi.
A special thanks to Xi Xi for the delicious food, warm
hospitality and great entertainment.
Publicity Chairman Sandra Jenkins
Spring is when you feel
like whistling even with
a shoe full of slush.
-Doug Larson

What a surprise we had when we walked into Mrs. Rush's
Bell elem. 1st grade classroom. They presented a check for $704
to 4 Pets Sake to be used in our spay and neuter program. This
combined effort of such a young group of children became a
unified team. Indeed, all things are possible! Speaking for
, myself I was fortunate to have received a great education, but I
wonder just how much more could have been accomplished and
achieved if I had teachers such as Mrs. Rush. Thank you all so
Are you looking for some Wal-Mart and Home Depot
raffle tickets? Well, look no further. Jiffy, BP, and The Hot Spot
in Bell are selling them. Get them while they're still available
because July is the drawing.
Major plans are in the making for our November auction.
There may be some valuable and unusual items up for bid. We
are expecting an awesome auction. If you have something you
would like to donate for the auction or our yard sales don't
hesitate to contact us. Don't forget about the May 28th yard sale.
Be happy just for the love of them. Contact us at 386-935-0975
or 866-727-2972 P.O. Box 1014, Bell 32619 or e-mail
fourpetssake( Renee Emenecker

The geoduck is a huge edible clam, found along the
Pacific Coast. Its shell is about six inches long, but the
:clamlitself can weigh up to six pounds.


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

Sincerely, Micah Johnson

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thank Mr.
Skelly at SAS
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sponsoring me in j
the Miss Dixie
pageant. Thank
you for all your
help and also your
continued support with Dixie

Thanks again, Luv,
Maddie Kelley
Miss Dixie, 1st Runner-Up 2005

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Happy 1st Birthday

,Braxton Trayce Knight
May 11, 2004 -*
It is so hard to believe that you are one
today. It seems Like yesterday we were
decorating the new baby room and
making plans for our new arrival. Then,
you were here and all at once our Little
world seemed complete. We thank God
everyday for making YOU happen!!
Our Little Miracle!!
Momma & Daddy

Fax: 352-490-6833
Hwy. 129-Chiefland, FL 32626



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Dixie County Advocatd, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Post 91 News
Last Saturday night, Post 91 Legionnaires, Major Stroupe,
Marilyn Williams, J.M. 'Murph' Everett, Marcia and Joe Parker,
Dean Williams, Wayne Gravely, Carl and Geneva Cornwell, and
Fourth District Vice-Commander, Jim Ramos, who is also the
Legion Post Commander from Post 149 in Newberry, attended the
Military Awards Banquet for the Bell High School Army JROTC.
Post 91 Past Commander Major Stroupe, being retired U.S.
Army, was asked by Post 91 Commander Wayne Gravely, if he
would do the honors of presenting the Military Awards and
Certificates to these Army JROTC Cadets. Major Stroupe
presented the Academic Achievement Award to Mindy Cannon
and the Military Excellence Award went to Jessica Jacobs. Post 91
congratulates these two young ladies on their accomplishments and
we also thank Colonel Dennis McGill, First Sergeant Jon
Meinholz, and the Bell High School JROTC Cadets for allowing
us to join them for the banquet.
Post Elections are Saturday. Post 91 NEEDS YOU! Come out
Saturday morning, eat breakfast, and stay around for the meeting.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, will be here before you know
it. The "Post 91 Family" will have a float in the parade. Plan to
come out to ride with us, or walk (or march) in the parade or at
least watch the parade go by, but plan to be in Trenton for the
Memorial Day activities.
Right after the parade there will be a program at the
Courthouse that will dedicate a new monument to our Nation's
The LifeSouth bloodmobile is scheduled to be on hand should
you want to "give the gift of life" and donate blood.
Remember our Armed Forces all over this world every day in
our thoughts and prayers, and here at home, keep watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the families of those called to
active duty, helping out when and where we can. Remember, the
handicaps and problems are not always visible, "so try a little
For God and Country, Wayne Gravely, Commander, Jamerson-
Sheffield Post 91 of the Florida American Legion



The American Legion
auxiliary Department of
Florida will be at Post 91 in
trenton on Thursday, May
12th, at 7:00 PM to present the
new Charter to Unit 91 and
install the Charter Officers.
s The original date had been
set for June 11 when Post 91 is :
planning the installation, of -
Post, 91 Officers, American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 g
Officers and the SAL
Squadron 91 Charter Officers. '05 Rangei
If any of the Post 91 *XLTrim
widows or eligible spouses AM/FM Radio S
wish more information on the 2.3L EFI -T4 Engine
*5 Spd. OD Trans.
Auxiliary, this would be the Air Conditioning'
time to, come ask their *And More MSRP
questions or join in with the Your Price Trade
Unit. Light snacks and coffee
will follow the program.
,. EFor God and.. Country,
fayne 'Giavely, Commander, "
ost 91, Trenton, FL.

'05 Exploi
,Thank You T ,
.; Thank you to the following *:,u-- -
'for their donations for the _','
.Child Safety Awareness Rally, i .
"given last Saturday, May 7 t. '' -
Your support is greatly .* .
,appreciated: .,:,, i, I iSRP i
, Gail's Caf6, Dixie Disc. & I
;Chevrolet, Hardee's, Subway, Your Price Trade Ec
.Country Video, Buggy Bath i
.Car Wash, Dixie Music, Betty ?
Ann Beckham Florist, Hair
Jvasters, Flying Hawk, Old
Town Hardware, Lambs Feed
.Store, Mid Town Caf6, Joey & A -iI '" VAgEl
,Sonya .Anderson, Cheeks, "
;Badcock, Computers & More,
Shamrock Veterinary, Florida -
eForest Products, Alexander's
Jewelry, Florida Food Service, -.
-Kings Tire & Oil, Drummond Stop by White
,Bank, Perry Auto, Wal-Mart, FREE PT PASS to t
,Dixie Drive In, Suwannee
tabless Restaurant, U & I at 11:45 a.m. to 1
Lounge, C & C Growers, at Ocala
.$ysco Food Service, All Clean. l Monster Jan,
l Z.I

Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 5 at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was a quiet day after having Jeffrey and seven
boys out on Monday to do a lot of needed work. Also it was a day
to start cooking for the Church Fellowship Dinner on Tuesday and
what a great day that was. How good to see so many friends and
make new ones. Wednesday was a day to relax and some of us
need that, so we decided not to cook for Thursday and go out and
eat. We traveled to ABC Pizza, had a great lunch, then back to the
Ann Hardee and her sister Cleo went to Gainesville and
brought back four new tables, also paper goods and things we
need. Sometimes when we have big crowds we need more tables.
We are just thankful we have a building as big as it is and when we
get so many here, we need it.:
We are planning to have a sale here soon to get rid of lots of
fabric, patterns and what have you. We will let it be known later of
the dates.


Articles &
Display Ads
Monday @ 5:00pm

Classified Ads
Tuesday @ 12

Need more info
call 498-3312

Suwannee River Cruisers
We had a great meeting with 72 people there. Thanks to Neil &
Teresa Lett & Barbara Krolak for frying the flounder, it wa$
delicious. Laura Jones & Eva Peabody were our prize winners. A,
lot of members renewed their dues. If you don't renew by the end'
of May your name will be removed from the mailing list. Tom
Wood & Marge Miller were our game winners.
Welcome new members: Danny Towers, Nina Resic, Art
Sovia, Susan & Chad Hoold and Bob & Jeanne Paquin.
The May meeting will be Sunday the 15th" at 1:00, at the home
of Rick & Terrie Towers. The club will furnish hamburgers, buns,
plates, forks, etc. Bring something to go with it. We purchased 2
more new tables, but you need to bring chairs. Hopefully we can
get back on the river again soon, so the club can boat together. For
more info call 542-9710.
The Boy Scout movement was founded by Lord Baden-
Powell of England. His army experiences convinced him
that British boys needed more physical training and expe-
riences in outdoor life.

Happy 1 BltlWdayll
May 14, 2005
lHappy Birthday Bransoull I can't believe
that you are turning One alreadyll Seems
like just yesterday I .was holding you for
the very first time. I can't believe Just how
fast, and bow much you have grown over
the last year. I've enjoyed babysitting you
and watcIlng you grow up, from a Ill'
baby, to being a "big boy"..
Branson, you are a very special little
boy to me, and you always will be. I hope
that you have a very great birthday
"BI Loe You LotsI



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

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United States Army
*Sgt. Jason Woodall C Co 2-3 Aviation Brigade, Iraq
*SPC James Daniel Wood -3" BN 15th Inf. Unit 93202
*Sgt. Brandy Langford Navarijo 471h CSH Unit Madigan, WA
*Cpl. Johnathan Kennison Ft. Stewart, GA
*Sgt. Jeremy R. Pfistner, 108th MP CO Fort Bragg, NC
*Spc. James R. Pfistner, 3/160th Special OP Aviation Regiment Iraq
eCW4 Casey Ragsdale Special Ops -USA
*Pvt. Is Class Joshua Taylor
*Paul A. da Silva Special Forces
*Cpl. Justin Eugene Robles 101st Airborne 626 FSB
*Cpl. Katherine Rebekah Dye-Robles 101st Airborne MEDDAC
*PFC Michael Coleman 64th Armor Iraq
oPV2 Joseph S. Ippolito Military Police
*SGT. David' J. Maxgay 98th Army Silver Band Ft. Rucker
.SSgt. Robert McCleese C Btry / 6-52 ADA 5th Corp Unit
*PFC David Jeffries 82nd Airborne 3/ ADAR, Ft. Bragg
*Cap. Sidney P. Hill, Jr. 144th Transportation Div.
.*Sgt. Dawn Marie Coffey Thomas Iraq
*SPC. Joseph Bannister 103'd Inf. Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs CO
*SPC Nathan Walker Bravo BAT 5-52 ADA Iraq
*PFC Andrew Moore Delta CO 3rd Infantry Ft. Stewart, GA
*PFC William Oliver 297th MECH Kuwait
*SPC Joshua Corbin, B CO 532 MI BN Camp Humphrey, Korea
*Cpl Charlotte Sullivan V Corps 21st CSH Iraq
*Sgt. Mike Cirillo White House Security Washington, DC
*Sgt. Gary Osteen Airport Security Camp Blanding, FL
*Sgt. Bobby Jones Iraq
*Sgt. Joseph Stanis 169th MSD Afghanistan
*Sgt. Christopher Stanis Public Affairs 118 Airborne-Iraq
*Lt. Angel Boyd Ledesma-Signal Corps, Ft. Hood, TX
SSgt. Timothy Parsells 2nd BAT, Alpha Battery, Iraq
*PFC Wade Harrington Patrick Air Force Base
*PFC William Lansdon Irag
*Pvt. James Cuvelier 35th Engr. BN, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
.PFC Megan Kuhn-Marable Iraq
*SST Anthony Measel Uzbekistan
oPV Kariann Lubin 10th Infantry, Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*PFC 1 Walter Clayton Mills, III Kuwait
*PV2 Shannon Marie Swails Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*SPC James T. Smith Ft. Benning, GA
*.*PFC Darla Jeffries Iraq
oPV2 Claude (Sidney) Smith, HHC 1-6 Infantry, Vaumholder, Germany
*SSgt. Ella Teresa Chavous, Special Ops (Army) McDill AFB,
*PFC Jonathan Chance Long, 1-94 Field Artillery, 1St Armored Div. -
Baumbholder, Germany
*PFC Joshua S. Taylor, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
"PFC Sean Creighton, AR BN 4th ID Ft. Hood, TX
United States Marine Corps
*Cpl. Caleb Bell USA
*Cpl. Thomas Mclaughlin MALS 31
*SGT Clemente Juan Batista Camp Lejune, N.C.
*LCPL Trey Millard Weeks, III MWSS Iraq
*CW02 Raymond Howard Blount Island, Jacksonville, FL
*LCpl. Brian A. Childs Logistics Embark Specialist
*GySgt. Robert John Blumenberg 2 MEB HMH 465 (ORD)
*PFC Joshua D. Miller, 1st MEF, st MHG MTOPS, Baghdad, Iraq
United States Air Force
e*SSGT Mike Wood 28th Bomb Wing, B 1I Bomber-Flight Medic
*SSGT Raun Howell Keesler AFB, MS
*SSGT Anthony Orville Measel, Jr. Eglin AFB, FL
*Maj. "Rocky" Ragsdale Las Vegas, Nevada
*TSgt. Tyson Smith 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA
,SSGT Vanessa Ellenberg PSC 76th
'SRA Georgia R. Tedin 51st MDSS, Osan AFB, Korea
*A IC Jeremy Davis Langley AFB, Virginia
*Sr. Airman Adam L. Deavitt Elmendorf, Alaska
*Sr. Airman Marvin Derrick Parrish H60 Helicopter, Moody, AFB, GA
*Airman David Quesenberry, Jr. Malstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT
S.SSgt. Jerry Leach 16th AMU-Spec. Opts, (undisclosed area)
*SMSgt. Kevin Mullis Armament Sys Spec., Luke AFB Phoenix, AZ
*2nLt. David Adam Wright Robins AFB, Georgia
*SSgt. David Warhurst 5th AMXS, Minot AFB, North Dakota.
*TSgt. Robert Stark Mt. Home AFB, Idaho
United States Navy
*Lt. Darrel Capo HSL37 Kaneohe Bay Marine Base
*Seaman Warren Liles
eLt. Ryan Stoddard
ePO Ann Borcheller- USS Donald Cook, Norfolk, VA
*CDR William."Trey" Wheeler, Ex. Officer, VP-10, Brunswick, MA
*AO Kimberly Parker Sanchez 126th Sq, FAl 8 NAS Lamoore, CA
*,A03 Horcio Sanchez 147th Sq USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf
eAOC Jimmie Peterson, Jr. KAB, Okinawa, Japan
*CPO James Eugene Hudson Helicopter Squadron Light Attack 60
*NMCB4 Dewey J. Rose Unit 25284, Task Force Endurance Iraq
eSeaman Kabrina Smedley HAZMAT/S-9 USS Kitty Hawk,
*Bradley Paul Daly, Jr. PSC 451 Security, Korea
*Seaman Jessica Quesenberry USS Roosevelt, DDG-80
*Justin Cuvelier TMSA, USS Chancellorsville
Seaman 2nd Class Clifford Aaron Revels, Jacksonville
National Guard
United States Coast Guard
*PS3 Malcom Osteen
*CPO Randy Ellison
*Petty Officer Terri Paschall Gould, Mayport, FL
If you know of any person who is currently serving in the
United States Military from our area please forward their
information to news2(-) or call 498-3312. We need
their rank, name, branch, and unit and where they are stationed.
Please call 498-3312 if you have more detailed information from
the above listed

Up periscope. In 1864 Thomas Doughty-acting chief
engineer of the U.S, Navy-invented the periscope.

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Dixie County High School Auditorium
Cross City, Florida
May 15, 2005

Prelude Tom Thornton
*Processional Tom Thornton
*Invocation David Osteen
Message Rev. P.J. Hope
Song "I'll be missing you"
Class of 2005
*Benediction Rev. Ed Ivey
*Recessional Tom Thornton
Postlude Tom Thornton

*Audience please stand.

Everyone is invited to a reception immediately following the
baccalaureate services in the hallways of the main building.

The Senior Slideshow will be shown in the auditorium after the
refreshments are served.

School Administration
Dennis Bennett, Superintendent of Schools
Charlotte C. Lord, Principal
Dolphus Peppers,Jre., Assistant Principal
Lawrence Storey, Assistant Principal

Class Officers
President Kristopher Keen
Vice President Deirdre Godbolt
Secretary Crystal Hendrix
Treasurer Casey McKinney
Reporter Holly Fremen
Historian....................Alisha Anderson & Ginny Poston

Class Sponsor: Christy Keen
Class Flower: White Rose with Red Tips
Class Colors: Crimson Red & Silver
Class Song: "I'll Be missing you"
by. Puff Daddy
Class Motto: Don't cry because its over, Smile because it happened.

Amber Sellers
Felicia Blumenberg
Gabrielle Dasher
Janie Gray
Katie Osteen
Kayla Futch
Monica Wood
Sarah Durham
Shelby Karr
Tearra Owens

Adam Lord
Brandon Hinote
Daniel Locke
David "Bubba" Osteen
Declan Moeler
Kelby Sanchez
Kevin Lamar
L.B. Cravey
Robert Yarell/ Williams
Trevor Royal

Gold Stole Honor Student
White Stole Class Officer
White Stole Gold Emblem National Honor Society
Black & Gold Cords Beta Club
Blue Cords Certified Nursing Assistant'
Orange Cords Emergency Medical Technician
Gold Stole Blue Emblem............. Future Business Leaders of America
Blue Cords Future Farmers of America

Dixie JROTC Lean and Mean and Satisfied

With the competitive season winding down,
Dixie Cadets had already excelled at the
regional state-qualifying meet. Four out of the
six teams qualified to compete and two of those
teams brought home State trophies. Having
tasted success, the team was hungry for more.
So immediately after the State Meet they looked
to the last competition of the season at Lake
City to satisfy their hunger pangs. Plans were
made for a lean and mean strike to win it all.
The practices that ensued were focused on one
goal supremacy.
This 6-school meet was to combine a
"Raider" (physical fitness) component with a

Amanda Kelley, Uriah Boyer, William Poston,
Gerardo (Bob) Godoy, and. last minute addition,
Christina Berry. Again, fresh from State this
team of 7 marched precisely as they handled
their 14 lb. Ml rifles. Again the quality
difference was obvious to everyone that
The cadets first up were the Raider Cadets,
led by Uriah Boyer and Gerardo (Bob) Godoy,
with Jessica Morgan, William Poston, and
Casey Shyer. Having trained both physically
and academically after the state meet this team
was a cohesive machine! They attacked the
events and completed with a team time of 9:45.

Cadets with the Gold, 3 first place trophies and Overall and very big smiles!

drill component. The Raider component
consisted of a team of 4 males and one female
cadet running 1 mile, doing sit-ups, pushups, a
10 meter low crawl, 25 meter high crawl, and
then a 25 meter stretcher carry. This same team
would then take a knowledge test of first aid and
map reading.
The drill events were Color Guard, and
Armed Squad. The Dixie cadets were confident
given that these were the same two events they
had earned trophies in at State.
Up first, was the Color Guard competition.
The Dixie Team, led by Zach Taylor with Bob
Godoy, Casey Shyer, and Uriah Boyer marched
on the field and their confidence was justified as
they dominated the rest of the field with another
flawless performance.
The next event was the Armed Squad
competition. The team from Dixie was again led
by Zach Taylor and consisted of Casey Shyer,

The final event was the academic test of the
Raider Team. It consisted of questions on first
aid and map reading. Led by Uriah Boyer, the
Bears scored a perfect 100!
At the awards ceremony all six schools
gathered to find out who the winners were.
After Dixie County was awarded the First Place
Trophies for Color Guard, Armed Squad and
finally the Raider Team, it was clear to
everyone who would receive the overall
championship trophy...Dixie County! The
strike van filled with inspired Dixie Bears for
the short ride home and preparation for Prom
Night. It was a perfect culmination to a
successful season for the Dixie County High
School JROTC department. This year's cadets
have set a high standard for others to follow in.
They have lived up to their motto "NOT your
average Bear".

AES 5th Grade History Fair Winners

Left to right: P' Place Shawn Spurlin, 2nd Place Dalton Orr, 3"' Place Tyler Rayborn, and Honorable
Mention Anna Patterson.
Several weeks ago the 5th graders at Anderson Elementary School' held their annual History Fair.
Students were asked to write a one-page report on a history subject of their choice. The report had to
include 3 drawings, at least two of them hand drawn, the topic clearly posted, three sources and
presentation and creativity were figured into the mix to end up with the overall winners.
This years winners are 1st Place Shawn Spurlin on "The Civil War", 2nd Place Dalton Orr on
"Walt Disney", 3rd Place Tyler Rayborn on "Henry. Ford", and Honorable Mention Anna Patterson
on "Trip to Mars."
Congratulations to you all!

Dixie County




The Scholarship
Committee of DCEA met oi
Tuesday the third of May to
consider the many applications
they had received from Dixie
County High School students'
The -committee meticulously
reviewed the merits of each
applicant and finally decided
to present the awards to two
outstanding young scholars.
Ben Crise, and Shawn Sumrall.
Both students will receive an
award of five hundred dollars
to be used to further their
DCEA Scholarship
Committee members have
been working hard this year tb
develop criteria for eligibility
in order to guarantee that
today's recipients' are of thi
same high quality; as those
from prior years. DCEA
president (John Kreinbihf)
said, "This year's scholarship
recipients are representative of
the well motivated, and %goal
oriented students that DCEA
has chosen in the past. Dixie
County can be proud to coufit
such students among our
Award winner, Ben Crise,
is a former member of FFA
and a current member of Beta
Club. He intends to continue
his service to the community
by pursuing a career in wildlife
conservation. His plans include
attending first Lake City
Community College and then
the University of Florida. Ben
is the son of Susan and Al
Crise of Old Town.
Shawn Sumrall is -a
member, of FCA, and Beta
Club among his many other
activities. Shawn intends to
attend to Full Sail School in
Orlando where he will study
web design and graphics. In
addition to his interest ii
computer technology Shawn is
a member of the Christian rock
band "Burning Bridges". His
band has already generated
quite a local following and caot
be found playing anp
witnessing most weekends at 4
variety of local events. :
Dixie County is very proud
of these two young scholars.


Williams Make

National Honort

Andrew Williams made th4
National Honor Roll for 2004
& 2005. This is one of tho
highest awards that a higli
school student can receive,
Andrew is eligible to compete
for a National Honor Roll
award for academic
achievement. An award .o't
$25,000 will be shared among
the 25 inductees for th
2004/2005 school years.
Andrew is the son of the
late Cynthia Snellgrove
Hammer and Joseph A
Hammer of Shillington, PA;
He is also the grandson o
Christine Sumrall Snellgroyv
and the late Andrew Levelle


Dixie County Aavocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005


Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board
of County
Dixie County
Commission Meeting
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM
March 17, 2005
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, met on Thursday,
March 17, 2005 at 6:00 PM in a
regular meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
The Chairman, Marcus A. Hays,
called the meeting to order.
Invocation by Commissioner
Pledge to the American flag led by
Commissioner Driggers
Welcome by Chairman Hays and
he informed the Board and public that
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court is
absent due to family illness.
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of March 3rd, 2005 presented
for approval.
County Attorney, Joey Lander,
stated he has read them and
recommended the minutes for
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
minutes as presented.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to go into the
Board of Adjustment.
The Board of County Commission
of Dixie County serving as the
Planning Agency of Dixie County, FL
held a public hearing concerning a
variance as provided for in the Land
Development Regulations. Petition V-
05-01, by Thomas Gaughan, John F. &
Denise Stevens, to request a variance
on height restriction and setbacks on
property lying in S30, T9S, RIOE,
being in Dixie County, FL, was
Billy Keen informed the Board
that a typographical error was noted in
-the advertisement by Mr. Stan
Ridgeway of Steinhatchee. We it out and he is correct in his
'r,.in We have assured him of the
ii.'': variance and Mr. Ridgeway is
o.'i with the change. Billy read the
S Mr. Ridgeway was present and
confirmed Mr. Keen's statement.
Joey Lander informed the Board
thaf they could reject the advertised
description and approve the correct
SMotion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
O.Driggers and carried to approve the
' petition based on the correction.
The Board of County Commission
of Dixie County serving as the
Planning Agency of Dixie County, FL
held a public hearing to amend the
Official Zoning Atlas of the DC Land
Development Regulations.
Application LDR 01-05, by Thomas
Gaughan, John F. & Denise Stevens, to
amend the Official Zoning
Regulations, by changing the zoning
(PRD) on property located in S30,
T9S, RIOE, being in Dixie County, FL,
was presented.
Billy Keen read the application.
Mr. Alvin Christy came before the
Board and expressed some concerns
regarding a multi level facility going
into the area near his home. He stated
that he is mainly concerned about the
width of the road and the density. He
inquired as to how many units would
be involved in the project. He had
concerns about water and sewer. He
stated that the sign was put way back
in the woods.
Billy Keen addressed the sign
issue. He stated that the advertisement
ran two weeks in the newspaper and
the sign has to be ptit on the property
that is to be re-zoned.
Joey Lander informed Mr. Christy
that the Board doesn't issue permits
for buildings. The applicants will have
to provide the proper papers to the
building department and health
department to acquire the permits.
SRWMD must also approve their

plans. This Board will only be
approving a concept and not for the
applicant to go forward with
Commissioner' Lamb stated that
the applicants desire is to find out if
the BCC is okay with their concept
before they put out more money on the
next phase of the project.

Mr. Christy commented that it is
evident that the Board has decided on
change and that he is not against it,
except that he is concerned about the
Mr. Lander explained to Mr.
Christy that after .this stage the
applicants will put together a site plan,
surrounding land use, and a variety of
other things. At some point, it will be
brought back to the BCC for approval
or denial. The Board will again give
opportunity for you to state your,
concerns and they will surely take
them into consideration before making
a decision.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve
application LDR 01-05, re-zoning the
property from RSF/MH-1 to PRD.

Approved to back into the Board
of County Commissioners.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve Petition
V-05-01; Variance on height
restrictions and setbacks.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve
Application LDR 01-05; Re-Zoning
change from RSF/MH-1 to PRD.
Mr. Ken Monagan, representing
FACT, came before the Board and
expressed appreciation for 15 years of
support and membership to FACT. He
presented the Board a plaque regarding
this. FACT serves Florida Counties
Liability and Risk Management needs.
Dixie County has been a member since
He asked the Board to call if ever
a need comes up and they will be glad
to help.
Ms. Payne came before the Board
regarding Semi-trucks driving 60-80
mph on the 346A Hinton Landing
Road. She stated that she has
contacted the DOT and they referred
her to the Board. Ms. Payne inquired
if the Board could put up a "NO
Commissioner Land stated that
one of the problems is that there is a
big truck garage in the area.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that the speed limit on the road is 45
Arthur Bellot commented that just
yesterday he witnessed someone
dodging the scales with a loaded truck.
Ms. Payne stated that she is
concerned that some child might be
killed by, the speeding trucks while
riding their bicycles. DOT said they
can not do anything unless you post
the signs; no thru trucks or weight
limit signs.
This was referred to the County
Attorney for review.
Ms. Payne commented that she
doesn't want to hurt the gentlemen's
business; she just wants the traffic to
slow down.
Ms. Payne thanked Commissioner
Lamb for what he did last year to help'
her father.
Ms. Osteen submitted her Monthly
Caseload and Appeals Report for the
Month 'of February 2005 by mail. It
was presented by Carla Downing,
Deputy Clerk.
Commissioner Hays reported to
the Board that he attended the March
14th, Suwannee Water and Sewer
'Board meeting. They voted that their
next, course of action would be to
accept bids on the water plant. Time is
running out and they can't wait. Mr.
Hays continued that the SWSB- was
created by the BCC and they vote on
the decisions for the Suwannee Water
and Sewer District; not the Board of
County Commissioners. They are in as
good of financial shape as they have
been for a very long time. The Board
of County Commissioners only makes
decisions. for them if they default. The
DEP is working with them. Mike
Cassidy,- TCC Manager, was at the
meeting. He thanked Mr. Jack Spivey
for sending John Jenkins to the
meeting, also.
Arthur Bellot. reported that the
Dixie County Auction was very
successful. It grossed approximately
$56,000 with approximately $18,000
of it going to the DC Sheriff
Department. The remainder goes to
the Road Department, Fire
Departments, and Solid Waste
Arthur presented a copy of a letter
addressed to Mr. Frank Russell of
Perry, Florida. The letter was sent
thanking him for serving as auctioneer
at the auction. The letter was signed
by all Commissioners.
Billy Keen informed the Board
that Debra Cross Britton has requested
a variance to split a lot in half; the lot
is only 691 feet long and 200 feet
wide. The LDR requires a 3/1 ratio in
this ESA and this would be
approximately 5/1 ratio.
Commissioner Valentine
commented that the NCFRPC would
kick it back,
Jimmy Butler, Realtor was present
and commented on the matter. He
stated that most of the existing lots are
100 feet long.
After further discussion,
Commissioner Valentine requested
that it be reviewed by the NCFRPC.
The Board agreed.
Mr. Keen informed the Board that
he has received an application for a
Special. Temporary Use Permit from
Mr. Jim Brooks for a Used Cair Tent
Sale. The location is next to NAPA in
Old Town.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the request for
Mr. Brooks.
Mr. Reed stated that he will be
shooting the rock pit next week.

Mr. Jack Wood presented
questions to the Board regarding the
recent headlines in the local
newspaper. He wanted to know who is
going to pay for the pipeline for water
to Old Town. Is it our tax dollars?
Who is going to test the water after it
leaves the limits of Cross City?
Commissioner Hays stated that the
SWSB voted to continue their plans
with the water plant.
Commissioner Driggers
commented that it is mainly the
business district that will be using the
Commissioner Land commented
that Mr. Anderson said it would be less
expensive for piping the water instead
of building plants. We have no water
of quality in Old Town.

Mr. Butler informed the Board
that on the Horseshoe Beach Road
there is a boat business entrance road
right in the middle of a curve. He is
concerned about the danger of
someone coming out into oncoming
traffic and would like to see a sign
erected regarding this.
The Board asked Howard Reed to
take care of it.
A young lady inquired about the
self-help program and she was referred
to Roy Griffin, CPC, Inc.
RECESS 7:05 PM 7:20 PM
AlTabled Item!: New Lease
between the Dixie County Board of
Commissioners and United States
Postal Service for the Horseshoe Beach
Post Office facility.
Joey Lander commented that he
has talked with Conrad Bishop and
requested that the matter be tabled.
The Board agreed to table until the
next meeting.
BAction Item: Invoice from Third
Circuit Reporters & Video presented
for approval of payment in the amount
of $62.58 for interest regarding the
Wesley Petty v. Department of
Management Services, Division of
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
invoice for payment to be paid with
today's vouchers.
CAction Item|: A letter from.
Florence Gozzard, Administrative
Assistant, Suwannee River Resource
Conservation & Development Council,
Inc. regarding a $200 donation for the
Dixie County SWCD Poster Contest
presented. BCC approval is needed for
budget amendment to increase Dixie
Soil and Water budget for this
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to approve the
budget amendment.
D etion Item: A letter 'and
resolution from the Putnam County
BCC regarding participation in the
Rural Area. of Critical Concern
Program (RACEC) presented. They
are requesting that Dixie County adopt
a similar resolution.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to adopt this as Resolution
No. 2005-07.
ElAction Itemj: The Clerks
Financial Status Report dated February
2005 was presented to the Board.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve
transfers if needed.
FlInformation Item[: Ordinance
and Resolution passed during the
October 21s", 2004 meeting regarding
an amendment to the LDR's for
application made by Andrew Hodor
presented for signature by the
Chairman. This will be Ordinance No.
05-01 and Resolution No. 05-09.
Arthur Bellot presented a letter
from Susan C. Trokey, Realty
Specialist with the US Department of
the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service.
The letter is to inform the County that
.based on public records the USA owns
fee, simple title to a 40 foot easement
east of the easterly property line of the
Stephenson and Dixie County
properties at Shired Island. Mr. Bellot
said that this should be recorded in
official records.
Arthur informed the Board that
Anderson/Columbia Inc. has quoted
$1460 per intersection for the rumble
strips. Sylvia Ruth is checking on
other quotes.
Commissioner Lamb stated that
the reason for the quote was there had
been an accident, at a major
intersection within the county. All
proper signs were up. He said that he
seen Doug Anderson in passing and
asked him to give the county a quote
on the plastic kind that you glue down.
What was submitted was actually a
grooved process cut in the pavement.
It seems like a reasonable price.
The Board agreed to keep
searching for other quotes.
Arthur presented a copy of a letter
from Russell Pope, President of the
Suwannee River Resource
Conservation & Development Council.
The letter informs the Commissioners
.that the SRRCDC is proposed to be
eliminated from the President's FY06
budget. It would be closed along with
189 other Councils nationwide. Mr.
Pope stated in the letter that this
closure will have a devastating effect
on the RC&D program and the
services it provides in our area. He
requests that the BCC write a letter of
support to local and state
Resolution No. 05-08; a resolution
of the Board of County Commissioners
of Dixie County, in support of the
Suwannee River Resource
Conservation and Development
Council was presented by Arthur
The Resolution was read by Joey
Lander, County Attorney.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve Resolution No.
05-08 and letters of support to Senator
Bill Nelson, Senator Mel Martinez, and
Congressman AllenBoyd.
Arthur presented a calendar with
pictures of Florida Courthouses. The
Dixie County Courthouse was one of

the featured facilities. He has ordered
all the Commissioners a copy' at no
cost to the county.\
A copy of a letter of support for
the construction of an annex to the
Cross City Correctional Institution sent
to Mr. James V. Crosby, Jr., Secrejary
of the Florida Department of
Corrections, Tallahassee, Florida was
presented by Mr. Bellot. The letter
was signed by all Commissioners.
Commissioner Hays requested a
letter of appreciation to be sent to the
DOC for the services and support they
have provided in the Roy Ward Little
League Park Project.
County policy on vehicle usage
was briefly discussed. Arthur stated
with the permission of the Board he
will see that it is addressed and get
back to them. The Board approved.

The Florida Department of
Transportation is requesting the List of
Transportation Priority Projects for
fiscal year 2006-2007. Mr. Bellot
asked for input for the list. After
discussion the following list were
SCRAP-Repaves: (1) 353,
Governor Hill Road (2) 358, Old 19
(3) Rilla Lord Road (4) Gomto Springs
SCOP-Widens and Repaves: (1)
358, Jena Road (2) Spillers Road (3)
Prison Camp Road (4) Shired Island
Traffic Light at Shamrock was
discussed. It must be approved by the
FDOT to be included in the DOT 5
year plan along with CR 357 South
(the Shired Island Road).
Requesting the FDOT to take back
351 and 358 was discussed. This was
previously approved by the Board in
the form of resolution and has not been
received by the Clerk.
Arthur discussed the Suwannee
Community Center Projects and
Easement Exchange in Suwannee that
was tabled at the last meeting. NRCS
is asking for bids. SRWMD agreed to
do the engineering and they are
building a floating dock at the
community center. This is a 100%
grant funded project of the SRWMD.
The erosion on SR349 and the
Bradford Bridge erosion problem are
75/25 grant projects of the NRCS.
The Board approved moving
forward with the SRWMD and NRCS,'
Chad Reed informed the Board
that the calendars have been received
and they will be distributed within the
next few days to various sites..
Mr. Reed stated that the
department needs, to purchase three
radios for mounting in the new
ambulances and bids are needed. He
requested a waiver for competitive
quotes to be received by fax sent to
Carla Downing; therefore unseen by
anyone other than her. Carla will seal
the bids and keep until the opening.
The radio purchase will come out of
the Fine 8p Forfeiture Budget/EMS
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried to approve the request for
waiver for competitive quotes to be
faxed to Carla Downing.
Chad stated that the new fire
trucks received also need new radios;
they are in need of an upgrade.
Arthur Bellot stated that the radios
in the fire trucks have worn out 2 or 3
The Contract between Dixie
County and Rural Health Partnership
of North Central Florida, Inc.
regarding the HRSA grant was
presented by Chad Reed for approval.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to approve the
FEMA Category C
reimbursements have finally started to
come in. $241,042 was received for
the project worksheets that have been
: Chad stated that the Presidential
Disaster Application Grant deadline is
April 15th. He recommended getting
Dick Edwards to write it. The Town of
Cross City is willing to sign off as a
joint applicant to fund off of the Local
Mitigation Grant.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve the
recommendation but they are to keep
the Board 'informed about the process.
Mr. Driggers stated as it goes along we
would like to keep the citizens abreast
of the situation.
Chad stated that the Board does
have the information and he will
continue to keep them informed.
Commissioner Driggers
commented that he would like to make
sure that the land across from the EMS
Services Building is included.
A National Firm out of
Jacksonville has been contacted
regarding pre-inspections. This will
lower the ISO scores. The Town of
Cross City wants to come together for
discussion about making the City Fire
Department under the County. It
would help lower the counties ISO
ratings. Permission is needed from the
Board to proceed with the pre-
inspections. There are a lot of issues to
Commissioner Land stated that he
will support it; if it helps the county.
Commissioner Driggers
volunteered and the Board appointed
Commissioner Driggers to be at the
table with the Town of Cross City for
this discussion.
Chad presented a booklet
compiled by his staff regarding impact
fees from various counties. He
explained the booklet and gave some
information on the different fee ranges
in smaller or larger counties.
Definition-Impact fees are one time
charges on new residential,
commercial, and industrial
development by local government to
raise funds for new or expanded public
facilities that will be necessary to serve
the residents or users of the new
Comment was made that Gilchrist
County has a $1500 impact fee for
Single Family Home and expects to go
higher in the near future.
Chad stated that each category
must have a separate ordinance. He
inquired as to how the Board would
like to proceed.

Commissioner Driggers and
Commissioner Valentine commented
that they would like to leave out the
single family unit and go with the rest.
Chad briefly discussed that you
must follow a guide. You can't
discriminate. If you leave out the
single family unit you are not going to
achieve what you expect with the new
The Board agreed to begin with
condos at $2500 with the fees spread
over the Road Department, Parks, Fire
Department, EMS, Law Enforcement,
General Government Services, Non-
Utility, and Solid Waste. This will
have to be presented in the form of two
public hearings.
The committee is to meet next
Thursday, March 24th, 2005.
The Public Hearings for the

proposed Ordinance will be April 4th,
2005 at 9:00AM and April 7th, 2005 at
10:00 AM.
I-The Dixie County Commission
is requesting that the Florida
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) authorize the Commission to
amend the County's 2004 CDBG
Housing Revitalization Project budget
to reduce the Temporary Relocation
budget line item from $9,000 to
$2,700 and to reduce the local SHIP
match from $350,000 to $125,000.
These budget amendments will not
affect the beneficiaries as required by
the original CDBG Contract #05DB-
2Q-07-24-01-H08. The budget
revision requested is:
Each Category is listed as follows:
Housing Rehabilitation, $628,500,
100%, $634,800, 100%
Temporary Relocation, 9,000,
100%, 2,700, 100%
SHIP Match, 350,000, 100%,
Administration. 112,500, N/A,
112.500. N/A
$1,100,000, $875,000
LOCATION: County-Wide,
Unincorporated areas
ll-Dixie County requests that DCA
authorize the reduction of the
Temporary Relocation CDBG budget
line item to $2,700. There will be no
reduction in beneficiaries.
III-The Commission also wants to
reduce the $350,000 of pledged local
SHIP match to $125,000 local SHIP
match. The Commission realizes that
this action will reduce its application
score by 45 points, however, the
County's revised application score of
792.07 will remain above the 2004
CDBG funding level.
IV-Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally
funded program financed by Congress
and administered through the Federal
Department of Housing & Urban
Development with the Small Cities
CDBG Program being administered in
the State of Florida by the DCA.
V-CDBG funded projects must
benefit at least 51% persons with
incomes below the HUD established
low-to-moderate income level.
After a brief discussion, motion by
Commissioner Driggers, seconded by
Commissioner Land and carried to
approve the submittal of the budget
amendment request.
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
March 17, 2005. He discussed the
SHIP program. The program is not in
compliance with Florida Housing
Finance Corporation requirements for
certifying income and tracking
program funds. It has been requested
that FHFC authorize on-site training of
CPC Staff by the Florida Housing
Coalition. That training is being
arranged. The deadline to bring these
areas of the program into compliance
is July 1, 2005 and with the outside
training th,i should be accomplished
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve the
Mr. Edwards stated that the 2004
Audit deadline is April 30, 2005 and it
hasn't even begun. Ms. Darlene

Raker, FHFC, stated that it it is not in
their office by April 30th, Dixie County
will lose its SHIP funding for 2005-06.
Attorney Lander inquired if the
auditors have everything they need to
do the audit?
Cindy Dey, Finance Officer,
reported that the storms of 2004 have
caused counties to be delayed, but as
of now, she does have everything she
needs to complete the audit.
Dick Edwards stated that DCA is
being flexible, but FHFC isn't.
Attorney Lander is to discuss this
matter with Martha Garcia-Baker,
Auditor with Davis Monk.
Commissioner Hays commented
that some homes sited for repairs in the
program turned into complete homes
and it has caused the funds to be over.
We need to make sure the contractors
are paid.
Mr. Edwards presented a CDBG
List of Contracts and Amounts that are
already under contract.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to re-establish the LOC
with Capital City Bank until the new
funds are received in July, with the
understanding that no new projects are
to begin until the ones already
underway are complete and paid for.
Mr. Lander informed the Board
that he needs Board approval to
proceed regarding the Allen Road
Lawsuit in Jena.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to take the advice ,of
County Attorney, Joey Lander.
Commissioner Valentine abstained
from voting.
Attorney Lander informed the
Board that a lawsuit has been filed on
behalf of Eddie Hines for Workers
Compensation regarding an accident
that occurred in 2001.
Joey informed the Board that the
Ordinance laying out "Commissioner
Districts" is confusing since the 911
-addresses have been posted. The
ordinance must be re-written.
The Board approved for this to be
done by the County Attorney.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
the DC Board of Commissioners
bought a hog at the Suwannee River
Agriculture Livestock Fair and each
need to pay $105 apiece out of pocket.
Commissioner Valentine stated
that he would like it planned in the
next, budget year to hire another
employee to work at the county yard.
Commissioner Land stated that he
would like for the Board to hire Arthur
Bellot a secretary.
No action was taken due to lack of
budgeted funds at the present time.
Attorney Lander commented that a
road in Jena was closed a long time
ago, and a resolution needs to pass to
close it.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried for Joey to pen
the resolution and bring back to the
Board for adoption.
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Motion was made by
. Commissioner Valentine, seconded by
Commissioner Driggers and carried to
adjourn at 10:12 PM.
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Heather Jones "A

Great Example Of

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Students are given the Florida Writes Test in
the 3rd grade, 5th grade, 8th grade and 10h grade.
Scoring is on a level of 1-6. One is the lowest
and six is the highest. Heather is a 10th grader at
Dixie County High School, "The Home Of The
Bears". Heather deserves great recognition for
her achievement of a 5.0 on her Florida Writes.
Heather is a Honor Student and very
involved. She is a member of Beta, FFA, Class
Officer "Historian", and a Varsity Cheerleader.
Heather also volunteers and tutors younger
Heather is a great role model for all of our
children. She is beautiful inside and but. "Keep
up the good work".
We are all very proud of you and we love
you very much,
Love Mom, Mema, Kevin and Justin.


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Particularly my very good
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we pray for a healthy, happy return when your tour is finished. Keep up the great work and be safe.
Your friend,

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Old Town Chicks Travel To

Drawing Winner Marla Carroll
The Old Town Chicks were on the move again. The April
.meeting was at Roy's Restaurant in Steinhatchee. Good food and a
good fellowship was had by all and the view was great from Roy's.
The winner of our drawing this month was Marla Carroll who
won a purple hat which is what Red Hatters wear on the month of
their birthday. Also everyone received their Kazoo's to play as it is
the official musical instrument of the Red Hat Association.
Ladies this is fun. and fun is what we are all about. Also the
next week after the meeting was a crafters get together for the Old
Town Chicks at the old Coca-Cola plant in Trenton which is now
many things such as a quilt shop, stain glass, cafe6, supplies, etc.
Everyone made Red Hat Bibs to wear at our dinner outings.
Go Girls. Until next month.
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Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale.
Your continued support for the youth in our

county is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Chase Royal
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Help For Rural Alzheimer's Caregivers A Phone Call Away
Research -shows that the rate of clinical psychosocial and health consequence on both the
.depression among dementia caregivers ranges patient and the caregiver.
from 27 to 50 percent, making them the most Attendees are asked to refer caregivers to the
distressed among the caregiver population, toll-free number for telephone-based intervention
.- That's why Robert Glueckauf, professor of for depression, the third phase of the project. The
';medical humanities and social sciences at the telephone intervention consists of 12 weekly
Florida State University College of Medicine, has sessions, including seven group sessions on
createdd the Alzheimer's Rural Care Healthline. relaxation, problem-solving skills and stress
-'ARCH is a three-phase program designed to management and fiv individual caregiver goal-
determine the extent to which support and setting and implementation sessions.
education provided via telephone can improve Those participating in the study will be
the quality of life of Alzheimer's caregivers. randomly assigned to one of two groups: skill
> The program is now open to rural Alzheimer's building or routine education and support.
caregivers s in North Florida and will eventually Participants receiving routine education and
i expand to other parts of the state. To participate, support will have the option of taking the skill
caregivers can simply call the project's toll-free building program after they complete the study.
-"healthline" at (866) 788-ARCH. Recent research has shown that skill building
U: During the initial phase of the project, focus interventions for Alzheimer's caregivers
[groups in rural areas of the Florida Panhandle delivered in hospital or health care settings lead
targeted health-care providers and church leaders to emotional and psychological improvements,
:in order to assess local caregivers' level of including reduced caregiver burden and
*education about Alzheimer's and their skills for depression, and that these improvements are
dealingg with the disease. They also explored greater than those obtained from usual medical
,methods' for soliciting referrals from rural health care. The question that Glueckauf plans to
.pro\ iders, elder care agencies and churches. address is whether the same results can be
This phase of their study revealed themes of obtained over the telephone in the homes of rural
strong commitment to the community and respect caregivers. If the program works, it will provide a
for privacy, convenient, low-cost alternative for distressed
6; "Dementia caregivers in rural communities rural caregivers.
ha\ e seen health care projects come and go. They Glueckauf hopes to extend the ARCH
'.\ant to know that ARCH is firmly committed to program to all of Florida and help improve the
helping local caregivers and working closely with quality of life of Alzheimer's caregivers and their
local providers," Glueckauf said. loved ones with the condition.
Caregivers also expressed a strong desire to
help shape the program to meet their needs, and ARCH is a joint project between FSU and
that's exactly what ARCH plans to do. Florida A&M University. It is funded by the
The second phase of the study involves Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center &
dementia care workshops, which are open to rural Research Institute and is sponsored by the Florida
health-care providers, caregivers and anyone Department of Elder Affairs, North Florida Area
affected by Alzheimer's. The workshops provide Agency on Aging, Tallahassee Memorial
an overview of who is at risk for Alzheimer's, Hospital Memory Disorder Clinic and the
.,diagnostic methods, current treatments and the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Tallahassee.

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Boyd's Staff
Holds Office
Hours In
Cross City
member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be
visitingCrossCityon the
secorid Thursday of every
month so the people
ofDixieCountyhave the
opportunity to personally
discuss issues concerning
Boyd's staff is trained to
assist constituents with a
variety of issues relating to
various federal agencies. It
is important to the
Congressman that his staff
is available for those who
are not able to travel to
either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.
Office Hours with
Congressman Boyd's
Thursday, May 12, 2005
County Commission
Board Room
in the Courthouse
Cross City










ChildSafe To


Firearm Safety
Program Distributes and
additional 450,500 Free
Gunlbocks in Florida
What: National safety tour
visits Dixie County in Florida
to distribute free cable-style
gunlocks and educational
materials to local law
enforcement as part of the
Project ChildSafe program
Who: Project ChildSafe
Representative and Local Law
Enforcement Agencies
When: Tuesday, May 17d,
2005 at 9 am
Where: Law enforcement
agencies in Dixie County
The National Shooting
Sports Foundation has
partnered with local law
enforcement to distribute a
total of 1,105,500 free gun
locks in Florida as part of the
national Project ChildSafe
(PCS) initiative. PCS reminds
gun owners to take steps to
prevent a loaded gun from
falling into the hands of a
child, thereby preventing tragic
Phase two of Project
ChildSafe is funded by tw9
grants, from the U.S.
Department of Justice that total
$30 million. These two grants
will fund the program from
September 1, 2004, through
August 31, 2005. Phase one of
P project ChildSafe was funded
lby a .,$50 million U.S.
Department of Justice grant.
Florida received 655,500 free
Unlocks in 2004. ,
i The current campaign will
distribute over 12 million free
firearm safety kits and follows
the successful Phase One
distribution of 20 million
firearm safety kits over the
past year to all 50 states.
"There continues to be a
significant demand for firearm
safety education across
America and we are pleased
that Project ChildSafe is able
td meet that demand with
millions of additional free
firearm safety kits," said Doug
Painter, president of the
M*tional _..Shooti'g' ,. Sports vi
'Foundation. "'We are
continuing to remind gun
owners that their most
ir~iortant responsibility is to l
kmo\ how to safely handle and
properly store their firearms in
thl hqme."
For further information,
plase visit the Web site at

Marine Corps

League May


Scheduled For'

YIay 15th
The Tri-County Marine Corps
&-Auxiliary May meeting will be
held. this Sunday May 15th at
the DAV Post'" in Cross City
sorting at 2:00 P.M. After a
sort business meeting the men
ill host a BBQ; they are
itiviting all Marines, past &
present -and their families to
j6in them for some good food
and comradeship. The Corps is
always looking to recruit a "Few
More Gdod Men" into the unit to
lielp them make a difference in
dur Tri-County Communities.
Thank you once again,
2 Joyce' Holubek-MCL
PIublicity Chairman
: 352/493 2919




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In The


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

MBixie Countp Abborate
(352) 498-3312


AARP Cleans Lorene Thomas Realty, Inc.
IHighway 19/98, Old Town, FL 32680
Highway 51 2 m Phone: 352-542-8568 8
I Real Estate for Your H7 E-mail dchewning@email.corn 1E
Six brave souls got up early Real Estate forYourWorld _
Six brave souls go up early All size lots and acreage are available, call for more information.
Saturday morning and with their
trusty bags in hand began at Tri
County Electric and cleaned two
miles of highway 51 up to
Cooey's Island. Participating MAGNIFICENT FIND 352 plus feet on
the river, with a well maintained and
were: Judy Gantenbein, Grace completely remodeled 3/2 DWMH that LIVE IN TOWN Convenient and close
Chasseure, Melanie Clark, Susan includes a new roof, tile floors and to shopping, banking and more is
C sure, F counter tops. This property is fenced where you will. find this 2/2, WELL
Curtis, Frank and Anna McDow. & gated..TOO MUCH T.O LIST. Must MAINTAINED, site built, older home.
Gerry Gantenbein picked up all see to appreciate. Call for an This home is fenced on three sides.
the bags and took them to the appointment. $290,000. (748478) PRICE REDUCED. $79,000. (748493)
the bags and took them to the
dump. Five happy people sat
down to a great breakfast at the SALES PENDING!!
Lynn Rich following the
cleanup. The day was overcast WE NEED
and cool... a perfect day for road LISTINGS!!
pickup. CALL TODAY -
Remember to do your part. NEEDS SOME TLC Private and
Don't be a litterbug. And for you 352-542-8568 secluded three plus acres. 2/2, two.
story home. Partially fenced. LOTS
boaters, don't splash your trash! OF POTENTIAL! $69,900. (747515)
Keep Florida Beautiful. 2005 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation and SM trademark and servicemark of
n Ct Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is independently owned and operated.
Susan Curtis Cleanup M

Southern Sky Realty of Florida. Inc.
50 Main Street P. O. Box 310 Horseshoe Beach, FL 32649 .
Ph. (352) 498-5600 1-866-406-5600 FAX (352) 498-5608 .

This 2 BR, 1B home has recently
been renovated with all new carpet
and vinyl flooring. It is located
within walking distance to the Gulf
of Mexico and public boat ramp. It
is located in Horseshoe Beach,
Florida. MSL #748761 $149,900.





US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Apptraiser #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.
-- IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, 2J3 home with carport on paved
street in homes-only subcQcr, petIjc ting room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room d,4e'r "cT, -city *water and sewer, garbage
pickup and cable TV. $80,000.00.
TOTALLY FURNISHED SWMH on 1/2 acre in Mingo Acres near
upper Steinhatchee River. $60,000.00.
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.
FIVE "OLD FLORIDA HARDWOOD" acres with well, septic & power
pole near Old Town. $55,000.
**THREE 2-ACRE PARCELS In Rambling Woods Sub. on SR 349.
Paved roads & building restrictions. $25,000.00 each.
.. 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 PARC ELSV t Hammock Subd. wooded &
private. $35,000.00 ea P -
-.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 COMMF:tt | gI: Atnting on US 19 in Old Town.
251' of frontage. $85,l7B.60.
**2.04 ACRE COMWMER pdf.gfDSonting on US 19 in Old Town.
150'of frontage $50,000.00.


Watch the sunset from the deck of
this charming 2 BR, 2B canal front
home with boat slip. Great room
offers cathedral ceiling, open floor.
plan with spectacular view of gulf.
Home features many upgrades and
will be sold totally furnished. $450,000.

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-Old Town, Branch Office-
25878 SE US Hwy. 19

Phillip D. Cothron,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

(352) 542-1313
*3 BR, 2 B, paved road, in Old Town, recently remodeled, 1
acre, $124,000.
*1/4 to 3/4 acre lots in Quail Run. Deed restricted community -
$40,000. each.
*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, tB 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!

Jim ]


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

On 11/2 lot, paved street and great location neal
Manatee Springs Priced to sell at $49,900
(LMH-748614-K) Call 493-221.

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LOVELY MOBILE HOME on 2.7 beautiful wooded acre
on paved street. Large screened porch, screened entry,
car garage and workshop, storage sheds and 2 well
Close to shopping, schools, the Suwannee River an
public boat ramps, approximately 30 miles to the Gulf l
Mexico and approximately 50 miles to Gainesvilli
748522JW. Call 463-6144 $79,900.
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PRICED REDUCEDIII Peaceful waterfror
retreat In the coastal Town of Suwanneel 0
freshwater canal Just minutes to the majesti
Suwannee River and the Gulf of Maxicol Thi
2004 beautiful 3/2 home has a boathouse wlift
fish cleaning area, Ig. deck for year roun
entertaining/relaxing and a rock fireplace for those
cozy winter nights. Everything tess than 1 yea
oldl Step back in time and Join our coastal
wilderness and fishing village. (DW-747659-JW
Call (352) 542-9007. $339,000.

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and let us t
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17871 NW Hwy. 19
Fanning Springs, FL 326
(352) 463-6144

home on 3 wooded lots in Fannin
Annex. One lot has mobile home oth
be sold separately or built on. Only n
shopping, Suwannee River, golf court
Mexico, and about 45 minutes to G
LMH-746517JW) $60,000. Call 463-61

ilty, Inc.

23382 SE 349 Hwy.
Suwannee, FL 32692
693 (352) 542-9007

ied mobile LOOKI Triple Waoe Met.lle H.:mrne or, 3 f eautifu
g Springs wooded acres. Priced to sell fast. This lovely
er 2 could mobile home has a fireplace, screened porch,
minutes to wood deck on the back, storage shed/work shop,
se, Gulf of small pole barn to store your boat and fenced
3ainesville. yard. Close to shopping, schools, only minutes to
144. the Suwannee river and public boat ramp,
' approx. 30 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, approx.
50 miles to Gainesville. Call today. SHOWN BY
t '. 42 '14 57 0,:,C

THS BRAND NEW DWMH s ready for you to '
come and enjoy quiet, peaceful coastalcountry,
living, the 3/2 home has an open floor plan. the I. ',:,.'-a'
living room heas a built In bodkshelr and '. ,,.E ...a. "...
entertainment center. The bright, beautiful.
kitchen has a dining area and a,large island with 40 ACRE HORSE/CATTLE FAl
a double sink and breakfast bar. The kitchen
door opens to the wrap around deck overlooking highway South of Chiefland. Fe
the woods and pond just across the road. This fenced, pole barn and older sir
home Ia on concrete pilings with plenty of rom home. Peaceful and Quietl $;
underneath for parking. Just 2 miles from the gulf
and the Suwannee River Is only a mile awayl 748691) Call 493-2221. $289,00C
This is a MUST SEE (DMH-74533-JM) Cal .
(352) 542-9007. $150.000. J'' -.J ,,1." A,

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appliancesThis freshwater canal, 2 BR, 1BA,
furnished home in the Town of Suwannee is only
.4 miles to the river and then 5 minutes more to
the Gulf. this totally fenced yard is larger that
most Suwannee lots at .18 ac. mol. (DW-
748602-JM) $150,000. Call (352) 542-9007.

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is located at Fowlers bluff and was built with
comfort & entertaining as a priority. With 2900 sq.
ft. of living area: master suite with large his/hers
bathrooms, large kitchen, dining room, living
room with rock fireplace workshop, large
laundry room, double boat house with lifts,
screened porch. (LW.746942) Call 493-2221.

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Visit our website:
171 Canal St., SE 228th St. Suwannee, Florida 32692
Phone: (352) 542-7729 *- Cell: (352) 493-3126
FAX (352) 542-0645 -** Toll Free: (866) 542-7729
From Old Town. 19-98 & 349S. 22 Miles to Suwannee, 2nd left over Canal Bridge
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seawall, currentelectric and boathouse. Fsheaning pati, deck,
water, ready for RV. Nice oak carport & tackroom. Fenced, with
trees and only rninutes to' the lots of extras. 5 minutes to the
Gulf, only $265,000. Suwannee River. $375,000.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Thank You

Kayson Hurst
Thank You to Miss Mandy & Mr. Donald, Aunt Anna & Uncle
Michael for sponsoring me in the Dixie County Chamber Pageant.
Kayson Hurst

Springhouse Quilter's News


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Shown in the attached picture is Donna Tooke and Daphine
Harden, two of the Night Owls of Springhouse Quilters. Donna is
displaying an antique quilt she recently completed that was given
to her as a keepsake from family member. Each family member's
name has been embroidered into the quilt top.
Springhouse Quilters will be holding a two-day quilt show in
November 2005. The guild members are busy completing quilts
that will be shown in this show. It takes a quilt show to
keep quilters motivated to complete their projects as quickly as
possible. Complete information will be release to the media closer
to the actual quilt show dates.
Quilters have two major faults. The first, is good for the
quilt shop owners, buying and stashing fabric. Most quilters have
a stash of fabric that is unbelievable. Our excuse for buying so
much fabric, is to keep the cotton farmers growing more cotton.
The second fault is starting projects and moving on to
another one before completing the previous projects. Quilters
always have a quilt either in the making or ready for showing.
Quilters make a lot of quilts that are donated either to family,
friends or given away for community use. For this year's
community project, Springhouse quilters will be making tote bags
for the nursing home patients. These will tie onto the wheel chair
or walker to assist the patients is carrying their personal items.
Some of the Springhouse quilters are currently making plans
and developing a program for the 4-H summer camp. There will be
two session of 4-Hr's during June and July to meet at the
Springhouse building for a week and participate in a quilting
camp. For information on this project, interested 4-H members
should contact Ms. Elaine Faison, at the Gilchrist County
Agricultural Extension Office.
For more information on Springhouse Quilters contact Kay
Fales, 490 7909 or Lois Scott, 463 2207.
Happy quilting to all of you. Lois Scott, publicity

Jackson Water Hole Park
Celebration Big Success
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Dixie County Historical Society held their Jackson Water
Hole Park Celebration on April 16, 2005 at the historical spot on
CR 351, Horseshoe Beach Road. The celebration was held in
conjunction with Dixie County History Month, which was
officially set for April by the Dixie County Commissioners this
past year. It was a true Chamber of Commerce day with beautiful
weather throughout the event.
Centurion, Ed Butler, was presented with a special plaque by
the Society, citing all his '
contributions to Dixie County e"
over the past 100 years. -

Door prizes were drawn
starting at 11:00 am and
continued throughout the day.
Mapy thanks to the following
for their donations: Hal
Chewning, Jr., Horseshoe
Beach Convenience, Bug
Master Pest Control, Badcocks
& More Home Furnishing,
Florida Forest Products, C & C .
Growers, Cypress Inn .
Restaurant, Horseshoe Beach ..
Caf6, Cheeks Pharmacy and .
Tommie Hunt. All proceeds .,
from the drawings will be used
towards renovations of the old Mr. Ed Butler & Buddy Lamb
Old Town Elementary School.
On the sweeter side, was the cake auction. Many thanks to the
following bakers and their buyers for making the auction such a
success! Marinda King's Better Than Sex Cake-David Osteen;
Dana Johnson's Red Velvet Cake Vernal Webb; Betty Cannon's
German Chocolate Cake-Michael Osteen; Ruby Welch's Pound
Cake-Anne Hodges; Annie Lee Osteen's Ultimate Carrot Cake-
Dewey Hatcher; Cindy Chewning's Seven Layer Jelly Cake-David
Osteen; Mary Jo O'Neal's Ten Layer Red Velvet Cake-Curtis
Hysmith; Christine Hunt's (2) Pineapple Upsidedown Cakes-Fred
Koberlein & John Driggers; Beth Ann Palmer's Sour Cream Pound
Cake-Marvin McFarlan; Resale of Beth Ann Palmer's Pound
Cake-Carol West. Thanks!
To go with those cakes the Dixie Cooks, John Driggers and
Wilbur Long, prepared fish, swamp cabbage, .grits, baked beans,
hush puppies, a dessert and drink. As always, great job guys!!
Many thanks to Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, Gooding Funeral
Home, and Commissioner Buddy Lamb for providing the tents and
tables and to Mr. Ed Ellison for the fresh fish. A "thank you" also
goes out to Chad Reed, Emergency Management Director for.
providing EMS services for the day. You guys are the best!!!
All in all, it was a great day to come out and celebrate some of
Dixie's history while making new memories with our friends and

News On The

Dixie County



Happy 40th Anniversary

George & Jo-Ellen Good Married May 8, 1965

George & Jo-Ellen Good celebrated their 40"t wedding
anniversary on Sunday, May 8, with the renewing of their wedding
vows. They celebrated in the presence of their children,.
grandchildren, church family and loving memory of their parents.
For two special people.
When two people can grow even closer and yet retain all those'.
special gifts that make each of them unique, they become an'
inspiration to others and a constant reminder of how beautiful love'
can really be. Because you're so special to all of us, we want you
to know that we're so glad to have you as our parents, to learn'"
from you both always and forever.
Happy Mother's Day Moma.
Love your kids,
Roberta, Carolyn, George III, Samantha, Debra
Grandkids, Amanda, Scotty, Mabel, Donald, William, and"'

Farmer's Market
Summer Salad
6 cups mixed baby
salad greens
1/ cup fresh sugar snap
6 radishes
4 cup teardrop yellow
or red tomatoes,
sliced celery and
wedge-sliced red
1 (3-oz.) pouch Chicken
of the Sea Smoked
Pacific Salmon
Dill dressing or
favorite dressing

: ~Happy 1 o0th birthday

7 a1 KAYLA
We love soul
Love...CGrandpa Allen,
j i Tyier, Dylan, Granng
Annie Mac & Terrg

SHappy itASt B+irthday


May 14, 2005

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005



P.O. Box 920
Cross City, FL 32628
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.: 614
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
County, Florida, as' recorded in Plat Book
1, page 118 & 119 Official Records, Dixie
County, Florida.
'Jean Rickards Hunter
922 Vamar Street, Brandon, FI 33511
'Jean Rickards Hunter, 12850 State Road
84, #9-3, Davie, FL 33325

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 June 7th. 2005 at 11:00

Dated this April 28, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


252 SE 147th Avenue,
Old Town, Fl 32680

The holder bf the following certificate has
filed said certificale for a tax deed to be
i ssued rnercn The certificate number
and 1ear of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 762

May 30. 2001

iAescription of Property:
Parcel No
27 10-13-515568-0000 0510

Lot 51. less the East 203 feet thereof,
SUBDIVISiON according to the plat thereof
recorded inr Plat Book 1. Pages 66 and 67,
-: 'David Abare HC3. Bo'. 231-A, Old Town,
;* FL 32680
- 'David Abare, HC3 Box 232, Old Town, FL
-* 32680
WARNING: Said property being in the
S"County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
'. such certificate shall be redeemed
According to law the property described in
". such ceniicate shall b. sold to the
' highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on June 7th, 2005 atL11:00
-* A.M.

\-Dated this April 28, 2005
"Joe Hubert Allen
"; 'Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By Caria B Downing, Deputy Clerk


P.O. Box 920
* 'Cross City, FL 32628

The holder of the following certificate has
"filed saidcertificate 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
K was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 554
May,30, 2001
Description of Property:

Parcel No.
Lot Nine (9) of ROBIN WOODS
SUBDMSION, a subdivision as recorded
in Plat Book 1, Page 131 of the Public
Records of Dixie County, Florida,
S -Lewis Frederic Brooks
638 93rd Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, FI 33702
*Lewis Frederic Brooks, 6842 32nd
S Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710
SWARNING Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
Such certificate shall be redeemed
According to law the property described in
i such certificate, shall be. sold to the
Shighest. bidder atL the. Dixie Con1ty
0 Courthouse on June 7th. 2005 at 11:00

SDated this April 28, 2005
: Joe Hubert Allen
*: Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
SBy: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



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.: 1116
May 29, 2003
Description of Property:

Parcel No.'

Lot 17, Block 26, SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUBDIVISION as shown by plat of said
subdivision of record of Plat Book No. One
of the public records of Dixie County,
*Dorothy L. Price
19221 Pelkey, Detroit, MI 48205
*Deborah Ann VanDyke
19221 Pelkey, Detroit, MI 48205
*Dorothy L. Price, 12096 Fielding, Detroit,
MI 48228
*Deborah Ann VanDyke, 12096 Fielding,
Detroit, MI 48228

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 June 7th. 2005 at 11:00

Dated this April 28, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



NO. 05-105-CA

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for
ABFC Asset-Backed Certificates, Series

Julia Shaffer, et al.,


Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
that Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 5, 2005, and entered in civil case
number 05-105-CA, of the Circuit Court of
the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Dixie
County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
2004-OPT1, is Plaintiff and Julia Shaffer;
Dixie County, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida, is/are Defendant(s), I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the northwest front door of the
Dixie County Courthouse, Dixie County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of
June, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:


DEGREES 14' 40" W 141.42 FEET, THEN
RUN N 89 DEGREES 36' 31" E. 40 FEET
RUN N. 89 DEGREES 36' 31" E. 374.15
40" W, 116.42 FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 36' 31" W, 374.15
14' 40" E. 116.42 FEET BACK TO SAID


RUN N. 89 DEGREES 36' 31" E. ALONG

DEGREES 14' 33" E. 257.84 FEET TO A
36' 31" W. A DISTANCE OF 40.01 FEET
DEGREES 36' 31" W. 374.15 FEET TO

NOTE: Pursuant tot he Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you advised that
this law firm is deemed to be a debt
collector attempting to collect a debt and
any information obtained will be used for
that purpose.

Dated the 5th day of May, 2005.

Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk


CASE NO. 05-0115-CA



TO:, Jude E. Bruce
Residence address and whereabouts
Last Known Address, 552 NE 395th Ave.,
Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680.
action to foreclose an Agreement for
Deed on the following property located in
Dixie County, Florida as described as
follows, to wit:
Lot 40, Rambling Woods, a subdivision,
as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book'
1, page 232 of the Public Records of
Dixie County, Florida
Together with a 1998 Fleetwood
doublewide mobile home with serial
numbers GAFLV 54A80594HS21 and
GAFLV 54B80594HS21
has been filed by the Plaintiff against you
in the above styled cause' and you are
required to serve a copy of your'written
.defenses, if any, to it on R. FRANKLIN
RITCH, PA, P.O. Box 1143, Gainesville,
FL 32602, on or before thirty days after
the first publication of this notice, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attoomey
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on this 10th day of May.

Clerk of the Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk


P.O. Box 822
Cross City, Florida 32628

*Carlton & McKinney, Inc. P.O. box CC,
Cross City, FL 32628

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on June 21st, 2005 at 11:00

Dated this May 10, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


PROJECT: Dixie County
Town of Horseshoe Beach
Canal Dredging

OWNER: Dixie County Board of County
401 Cedar Street
Cross City, Florida 32628

ENGINEER: Darabi & Associates,,Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Telephone: (352) 376-6533


The Work is generally described as
dredging of specific canals within the
Town of Horseshoe Beach.
The Opinion of Probable Construction
Cost is $400,000 to $750,000,
All work shall be in accordance with the
construction drawings, specifications, and
contract documents.

Bidding. and contract documents may be
examined at the office of the Engineer.

Copies of the documents may be obtained
at Engineer's office for $150 per set;
which constitutes the cost for reproduction
and handling. Checks shall be payable to
Engineer. Payment is non-refundable.

Bids shall. be completed on the enclosed
Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders and otherwise be in compliance
with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids
will be received by Mr. Hubert Allen,
County Clerk, at 401 Cedar Street, Cross
City, Florida 32628, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time) on May 24th, 2005, at which time
and place all bids will be opened. Any
Bids received after the specified time and,
date will not be considered. Only
prospective bidders on the Engineer's
plan holder's list may submit a bid.

A pre-bid conference will not be held,
however a site visit is required as part of
bid preparation.

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be For further
issued thereon. The certificate number contact Franl
and year of issuance, the description of office.
the property and the names in which it 20.21
WI'a missed are as follows: .

Certificate, No.: 347
May 22, 1998

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
SUBDIVISION, Dixie County, Florida as
recorded in Plat book #1, page #110.

Together with all improvements thereon.

*William Earl Pendarvis & lina G.
Pendarvis, Rt. 2 Box'193,
Old Town, FL 32680
'William Earl Pendarvis & Tina G.
Pendarvis, Rt. 2 Box 82,
Old Town, FL 32680
William Earl Pendarvis & Tina G.
Pendarvis, Rt. 2, Box 236, Old Town, FL
'William Earl Pendarvis & Tina G.
Pendarvis, P.O. Box 1630, Old Town, FL
*Betterway Builders of Florida Inc, 2677
NW 10th St., Ste'3-A, Ocala, FL 32675
*NCNB National Bank of Florida,
P.O. Box 5000, Cross City, FL 32628
WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold 1. the
highest bidder at thei Dishi Couny
Courthouse on June 21st. 2005 at 11:00

Dated this May 10, 2005 ,
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida ,32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



P.O. Box 790
Cross City, FL 32628

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.: 296
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
SUBDIVISION, recorded in Plat book 1,
Page 156, in the public records of Dixie
County, Florida ,

*Carlton & McKinney Inc.,
P.O. Box 790, Cross City, Fl 32628

information or clarification,
k Darabi, P. E. at Engineer's


P. O.Box 1421
Perry, Florida
Phone (352) 498-5882
Location of Storage Facility
Highway 19 Old Town, FL 32680


Old Town Storage will offer for sale the
contents of the following units:

*Unit #5 Debra Lysek
*Unit #15 William Ames
*Unit # 85 Tammy Cunningham
'Unit #'115B- Anna Forehand
",- Unit # 124B Shannon ,

The Sale will be held on Saturday, June
4th, 2005 at 9:00 AM. at the Old Towne
Storage Unit on Highway 19, Old Town,;

The cancellation of sale may be made if
both parties agree upon settlement. Old
Town Storage reserves the right to bid.

See The


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Today's Topic:
Once you have decided which debts you are able to pay and
which will have to wait, the next step is to deal with the
collectors that aren't being paid first (those pesky people calling
you all the time about the debts you owe on credit cards, etc;).
Here are some helpful legal aid tips!
How should you deal with debt collectors?
Don't let them pressure you into making wrong choices
about what to pay first. For example, explain to the debt
collector, "I have to pay my rent and utility bills first. I have
been recently laid-off; when I get a new job I will do my best to
meet my debt."
What can a debt collector really do?
A debt collector collecting a debt of the creditor can do little
more than demand payment. If the creditor has not taken your
house, car, or other property as collateral on a loan, then legally
the creditor can do three things:
1. Stopdoing business with you.
2. Report your default to a credit bureau (which will be
unavoidable when you cannot pay most of your debts on time).
3. Sue you in court. Although the threat to sue you may be
very upsetting, it is not nearly as serious as you might think.
Many creditors do not follow through on their threats. If they do
sue you, you can represent yourself, and explain why you cannot
or should not pay. After a period of time, the creditor may
obtain a court judgment, but this judgment does NOT force you
to pay the debt. It only gives the creditor the right to try to seize
part of your wages or particular property. Under certain
circumstances, creditors cannot seize ,your property or wages, to
satisfy the court judgment against you. For example, if your
only source of income is social security or another government
benefit, a creditor isgenerally disallowed from taking from that
income to satisfy a judgment. Only if you are hiding assets can
a creditor seize wages or property before a judgment. A creditor
cannot send a consumer to jail or send the consumer's children
to foster care.
If you want to know more about how to stop being harassed
by creditors clamoring for payment of debt, be sure to check out
Part 3 of this Legal Aid series!
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

FOR. SALE Clean Brown, plaid love
seat $30.00; 3 end tables $75.00
OBO, call (352) 542-8832.
FOR SALE Ford 3000 Tractor; Miller
Swelling machine and 4 ton central air
conditioner. For information please call
(352) 542-1541, leave message if after
unit, 18,000 BTU heat/air, Frigidaire,
S220 Volt $250.00; PORTA-POTTI -
Sears, for RV $25.00; DOOR interior
'w/casing 2'x0", ready to hang $30.00.
Call 542-8336.
ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe clamps, spools of wire,
and a variety of 'electrical fittings all
brand new... half price or OBO for the lot.
Call Sid at 498-3312 (days) or 498-
bathroom sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at
498-3312 (days) or 498-2991.
-AUCTION: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays & Every
Saturday, 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.
only. Evening & weekend appts.
Individual & couples. Confidential.
'Licensed Psychologist, (850) 233-1874,
FOR SALE 1986 John Deer Tractor.
Model 1450, 50 HP with 948 hours.
-$8,000.00. Call (352) 463-1170 or
(352) 222-5405.
old, excellent condition, only cut 110
acres, barn stored all year. Fella Tedder
TH540T-$3.870; NH Rake-216 -
$12,330; NH Mower 1432 $16.740; NH
Round Baler 688 18,720, call (352)
375-6132 or (352) 472-3594.
FOR SALE Hybrid Wolf Puppies, 8
weeks old, ready to go, asking $400.00
each, OBO, (352) 215-4694.
FOR SALE Deck Boat 1998 Sea Pro
'citation 22' 6" w/2003 Yamaha 4 ST.
1115 HP 17 hrs. Clean. Always Dry
Storage. $14,000.00. Call (352) 493-
1416 or (352) 490-6040.
jGUNTOWNUSA 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.
pall 542-3077.

FOR SALE 4 brand new 44" super
swamper boggers, make offer, (352)
FOR SALE- 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport,
dark green with tan top, 33", Buckshots
w/chrome rims, immaculate condition,
$9000.00, OBO, (352) 578-4922.
FOR SALE 1985 Chevy Fleetside, short
bed w/excellent 3/4 ton running gear,
good motor, transmisison, runs good,
$1500.00 OBO, (352) 578-4922.
,FOR SALE 1997 Chevy Blazer, white, 4
door, 4x4, loaded, V6, automatic, clean,
'$4,000. (352) 498-2823.
FOR SALE 2002 Silver, Acura TL,
'TypeS, black leather, navigation system,
'6 disc Boise changer, spoiler, loaded,
,$21,500 OBO, call (352) 356-0555.
-JOB VACANCY- Dixie District Schools
'L3). IbThree siti~ns Kindergarten
*Teacher, 1st Grade Elementary Teacher,
-and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher.
"Job Location: Anderson Elementary
Contact: Anne Stanley, Personnel
Dixie District Schools, P.O. Box 890,
uCross City, FL 32680, Phone (352) 498-
.6149, FAX (352) 498-1308.
"Term of Employment: 2005-2006 School
-Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.
-HELP WANTED Licensed Hair Stylist,
Manicurist at A Hair Shop Steinhatchee,
,HELP WANTED PT Clerk position
"available, no phone calls. Apply in
person at U & I Liquor Store, Old Town.
HELP WANTED Another Way, Inc. is

'seeking Part-time and Fill-In Advocates.
,34 hours a week, $6.50 per hour. No
,Benefits. Formally battered women and
.minority encouraged to apply. EOE.
Please send resume, Attention:. Maria,
?ost Office box 2240, Chiefland, Fl
-HELP WANTED The Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners is

accepting applications for Truck
Driver/Mechanic for the Road
Department. Benefits include health
insurance, life insurance, paid vacation,
and retirement. Must have a Class A
Applications are available at the Dixie
County Commissioners Office at the
Dixie County Courthouse and will be
accepted through 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 17, 2005. For further information
contact Howard Reed at 356-0028. Pre-
employment drug test required.
Dixie County is a drug free workplace
and an EOE.
HELP WANTED The Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners is
accepting applications for 2 Truck
Driver/Equipment Operators for the
Road Department. Benefits include
health insurance, life insurance, paid
vacation and retirement. Must have a
Class A CDL.
Applications are available at the Dixie
County Commissioners Office at the
Dixie County Courthouse and will be
accepted through 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 17, 2005. For further information
contact Howard Reed at 356-0028. Pre-
employment drug test required.
Dixie County is a drug free workplace
and an EOE.

Manage day to day operations
for growing Home Care
Agency. RN not required, but a
plus. Experience in Home Care
Management Preferred.
Excellent salary and benefits.
Call Doctors' Memorial Hospital,
Perry, Florida (850) 584-0866.
FAX resume to (850) 584-0661.

Join Our Staff...

Under new ownership.with
competitive starting wages

Consider a long term career in
Healthcare, where the
relationships with your patients
and your co-workers can be
long-term too! Come be a part of
a team where "Care Is Our
300 NW 1st Ave., Williston,
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Facility Expanding
Up to $3500

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

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

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Manor at Gainesville. Attention
to Detail, Organized, and
Possess Customer Relations
skills. Come be a part of a team
where "Care Is Our Business".

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

HIRE BONUS for experienced drivers!
Call about dry bulk & Flatbed positions
at our Newberry Terminal. (866) 300-
HELP WANTED (2) part-time
caregivers needed for the Cross
City/Steinhatchee area. Starting at $8.00
per hour. Must have some experience
and .good documentation skills, call
(352) 490-9299.

HELP WANTED Knight's Products is
now accepting applications for Truck
Drivers, Mechanics, and Freight
Dispatch/Coordinator. Apply in person,
M-F at 1963 SW Horseshoe Rd., Cross
City. Call (352) 498-7127 for

SSIFIED a.nd ave

Senior Staff Assistant needed within
Educator Preparation Institute. Work varies in
subject matter and complexity assisting an
administrator with administrative details and all
clerical and secretarial functions. Applicant
needs proficiency in Word, Excel, and
Microsoft Outlook. Requires high school
diploma, or its equivalent, plus three years
secretarial or clerical experience. Education
can substitute year for year for required
experience. Special consideration will be.given
to applicants with an associate degree or
certificate in a related area. Salary $21,612.00
annually, plus benefits. Deadline for receiving
applications: May 31, 2005.
Application and job description may be found
on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resouces Development
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314, FAX (386) 754-4594
E-Mail: boettchergq&lakecitvcc edu
Lake City Community College is accredited by
the Commission On Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &



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Adjunct Instructors Needed
Beginning June 29, 2005
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in
discipline. Daytime instructor, MTWR 8-10
A.M. Contact: Paula Cifuentes @ (386) 754-
4260 or e-mail: cifuentesD65)
Beginning August 22, 2005
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in
discipline. Day & Night Instructors Needed,
Contact: Paula Cifuentes @ (386) 754-4260 or
e-mail: cifuentesp(5lakecitycc edu
*College Level Math Instructors for College
Algebra & Math for Liberal Arts Requires
Masters Degree with 18 graduate hours in
discipline. Day and night instructors needed.
*Preparatory Level Math Instructors Requires
Minimum of Bachelor's degree. Day and night
instructors needed. Contact Paula Cifuentes
@ (386) 754-4260 or e-mail:
Requires Master's degree with 18 graduate
hours in discipline. Night instructor needed.
Contact Sean McMahon @ (386) 754-4293 or

Requires Master's degree with 18 graduate
,'hours in Education. Must have been teaching
in a school district within last two years.
National Board Certification preferred.
Contact Tracy Hickman @ (386) 754-4324 or
email: hickmant(@llakecitvcc edu
Persons interested in adjunct positions must
submit a College application and should
provide photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts/degrees must be submitted with an
official translation and 'evaluation. Applications
available on web at:
Lake City Community College is accredited by
the Commission On Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &

HELP WANTED Cashier, apply in
person at Pinner's Oasis, US 19 N,
across from high school, 498-3236.
COMPANY Drivers needed, Class A
CDL, (2) years experience required,
DFWP, call (386) 294-3411.

Associate Professor
Associate Degree Nursing Program
Full-Time Tenured Track Position
198 Duty Days
MSN in Nursing, State of Florida Licensed RN.
or license eligible, and 3 years experience in
acute care adult health nursing, or long term
care as a staff nurse. Ability to conduct the
learning experience in the classroom,
laboratory and/or clinical area. Prepare for
instruction (syllabi, lesson plans, tests,
recommend course offering sequence, faculty
assignments.) Computer literate..
Open until filled. Review of applications to
begin May 16,2005.
Associate Professor -
Associate Degree Practical Nursing Program
Full-time Tenured Track Position
228 Duty Days
BSN in Nursing, State of Florida Licensed RN,
or license eligible, and 3 years experience in
acute care adult health nursing as a staff
nurse. Ability to conduct the learning
experience in the classroom, laboratory and/or
clinical area. Prepare for instruction (syllabi,
lesson plans, tests, recommend course
offering sequence, faculty assignments.)
Computer literate.
Open until filled. Review of applications to
begin May 16, 2005.
Persons interested should provide application,
vita, and photocopies of transcripts. Position
details and applications available on WEB at:
www, '
Inquiries: Human Resources Development
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place, Lake City, FL 32025-
Phone: (386)b754-4314; FAX (386) 754-4594
Lake City Community College is accredited by
the Commission On Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &

Nursing Programs Adjunct Instructors
Summer A/B 2005
-Patient Care Assistant Program: Part-time
instructor for clinical/lab 200 hours total
between May 9 and July 15. Must have FL RN
license and 2 years recent experience in acute
or long term care. (1 position).
-Practical Nursing Program: Clinical instructor
three days per week between May 9 and July
28. Must have FL RN license and 2 years
recent experience in acute or long term care.
BSN and teaching experience preferred. (2
*.- Practical Nursing Program: Clinical instructor
one day per week between May 9 and July 28.
Must have FL RN license.and 2 years,recent
experience in acute or long term care. BSN
and teaching experience preferred. (1
Registered Nursing Program Mental Health
Course: Clinical Instructor one day per week
(Friday), between June 10 and July 1 at North
East Florida State Hospital. Must have FL RN
license, BSN and 2 years recent experience in
related area. MSN and teaching experience
preferred. (3 Positions).
-Body Structure and Function Course PRN
0080: Instructor for one semester course
covering thejnormal human body structure and
functions. Emphasis on major'systems, Lab
time included. Monday through Thursday 8;30
10:45 AM, between May 9 and June 27. BS
degree in related field required. Teaching
experience preferred. (1 Position)
Contact Robbie Carson @386-754-4304, or
email, for details.
Persons interested in adjunct positions must
submit a College application and should
provide photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts/degrees must be submitted with an
official translation and evaluation. Applications
available on web at:
Lake City Community College is accredited by
the Commission On Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VPIADA/EAEO College in Education &

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laundry facility. Call (352) 498-3175.
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(352) 493-1069.
"counseling and support groups for
women are offered through Another
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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,
SDomestic Violence 1-800-500-1119,
information and referral services, legal
advocacy, community education, and
professional training' for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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 1-800-613-0164.
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. #
2005-0389. (352) 498-5463.
for you $17.00. per month,
multiple billing options. Lic.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, May 12, 2005

Pixie County

This week's Dixie County Sightings was held at the Bruce Boyette Stadium at the Dixie County
High School as the entire student body and staff gathered at the football field to honor Nick Collins
and his new NFLjob with the Green Bay Packers.
Collins will be leaving the sunny warm climate of Dixie in the next few weeks, but promises to
make frequent visits to his hometown.
As the students cheered on their newest success story, Collins responded with that great smile of
his. Collins has been overwhelmed by his new "star" status and expressed his appreciation to
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings
column. Call or send your Sightings in Dixie County, to 35,2-498-3312 or 'email the picture and
information to


GED Graduation

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-Joan Klempner
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i 2004-2005 GED Graduating Class left to right (standing) Seth Beatty,
Susan Mulvey, Joyce Sandstedt, and Silas Troy. Sitting (front) April
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
On May 3rd, 2005 students of the Dixie Adult Education Center
gathered to celebrate their success in passing the GED. For many
this was a life-long dream come true and family and friends were
there to watch them as they received their diplomas.
The evening began with the processional of graduates and
invocation by Rev. Howie Grimmenga. Kathy Haas, Dixie Adult
Education Instructor welcomed everyone and. introduced the
special guest speakers for the evening, Superintendent Dennis
Bennett and DCHS Assistant Principal Dolphus Peppers. Both
men expressed their heartfelt congratulations to all the graduates
and emphasized that with their success in passing the GED, many
doors will now be open to them that otherwise would not have
been. They encouraged the graduates to continue to challenge
themselves and set new goals.
Mr. Bennett presented the graduates their diplomas while Mr.
James Bray, Administrator Dixie Adult Education Center,
preformed the investiture (turning of the tassels).
The 2004-2005 graduates were: Jennifer Amman, Seth Beatty,
Tara Berndt, April Cobb, Kim Futch, Alec Harrod, Felicia Harrod,
;Jeff Haynes, John Lubin, Vanessa Miller, Susan Mulvey, Wendy
Myers, Joyce Sandstedt, Eugene Suggs, and Silas Troy.
A beautiful reception followed in the DCHS Cafeteria.
Congratulations to you all!

Mickey Mantle set the record for strikeouts in his first
year in major league baseball. The Yankee slugger struck
out 111 times in 96 games.

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