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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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Sports Physicals............9
"Dodge The
Bullet................... 13
Roll Call..................12
Buddy Martin..................9
Steinhatchee Fishing

Meetings &
Religion.......6 & 7
Sports.........8 & 9
Legals ............17

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

"The Only Newspaper & Official Organ of Dixie County" e-mail: "Home of the World's Only 4-Headed Swamp Cabbage"
VolI. 83, No. 23, 2 Sections, 18 Pages Thursday, June 2, 2005 SOt

OTES Student Named

Regional Winner In

FMCD Contest
By Terri Langlord Srta.ff II rr
It seems that each wear more and more of our children become
at risk from abductors and sexual predators The statistics are
alarming and the fear real The solution is to educate our children
and to al\\als be a%%arc of where the. are and \\ho the', are with.
As part of that education, the Florida Missing Children Information
Clearinghouse Ad%. sorN Board sponsors an annual Florida Missing
Children's Da) (FMCD). This Near it "ill be held on September
l121 at the Capital in Tallahassee.

Phil Kiracofe (presents Ryan Marchant with a certificate and check
for being the Regional Winner of the FMCD Essay Contest.
While the celebration is held for one special day,' sponsors hal e
already begun to get the word out about FMCD R cently they
held a statewide essay contest for 4'h grade students. The subject of
the essay was how to be safe at school. The Missing Children
Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board. had the task of
selecting seven regional finalists.
Old Town Elementary student Ryan Marchant was selected as
the winner for the Tallahassee Region. This region is made up of
13 counties, including Dixie, stretching from Franklin County to
the west to Columbia County to the east. The overall state winner
was Ethan Smith from Centennial Elementary School in Pasco
- Recently the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE i
joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and
other law enforcement throughout the nation in their efforts to0
commemorate National Missing Children's Day.
See "SAFE" continued page 5

Lake Placid Woman Killed In
Tuesday Accident
Beverly Ann Evans, 69 of Lake Placid, Florida died from
injuries received in a Tuesday afternoon accident. She was

traveling Nor"h W:'-
on US 19 whcn p .
she failed "o t t
stop and ran
into the back of
a pickup truck
that was stopped
to turn left, in
front o ._
Gooding's .
Funeral Homrne.

As seen in the photo, the car received extensive damage when it
Shit the truck. She died after being flown to an area hospital.
r The driver of the truck, Michael Mills, was checked at the scene
by Dixie County EMS.

S By Terri Langford Staff Writer
This past weekend we
OFF SUMMERACTIVITIE Scelebrated Memorial Day, a
day to honor those who paid
the ultimate sacrifice to secure
our freedom. It is also a day
for family and friends to gather
and spend time .together
enjoying those freedoms.
Starting on Friday, May.
27th, the roadways began to fill
with travelers, many of which
were headed to Dixie County
in order to enjoy boating and
fishing in the Suwannee River
and Gulf waters. Campsites
were filled to capacity and
boats lined up at boat ramps
with space becoming, a
The waters remain
somewhat cool and higher than
normal in the Suwannee. River,
but it didn't detour avid
boaters. However, there
weren't as many skiers and
V.. .knee boarders. Debris on the
'...river and the swift current kept
many inside their boats. Itwas
still great to be back on the-
........-water, getting away and
enjoying the Florida sunshine.
The Gulf became the-
,. playground for hundreds of
.fishermen with boats dotting
S' the horizon as they all looked
gentleman noted, "Everyday is
a good day to fish whether you
7"p. catch anything or not." We
-i. :":Z hope he got a cooler full.
Early reports from the
"' .,Florida Wildlife Commissio,
showed a quiet weekend with
no accidents reported and very
few tickets issued. This was
good news indeed as Floridi
led the nation in boating deaths
with 68 last year alone.
Collisions with other vessels or
fixed objects are the' two
leading types of accidents. L.
year, they accounted for nearly
half of all accidents on
Florida's waterways. A drivel
.. "not paying attention or making
.careless moves are the caused
for such accidents. Alcohol
.. .was the primary cause of 21,
.. ... percent of boating deaths inr
Net 2004. One-third of fatalities-
From the top (1-r) This lanil gets read. br last year were classified as-
a day on thet river in their .Ed'ge ot'Htaven. "falls overboard" in which the
Jet skies ere out in ihill.iorce, v nglfor their person drowned. All these
space on the aterua.. This yoneg man incidents can be avoided by
0o4d on oe of thit I beach spois to make using common sense; stay
"_ sand casil. as the t'iv," ts iilI high FHC alert, wear your life jacket and
officeis staved bust over the 3-,ai ieckend, don't drink and operate aboat.
Acepinug te waters safe This .family not onh Throughout the county
eio.ved the i after but the iowoids as thel laughter could be heard and the
brought their 4-iheeters along for a smell of bar-b-que filled a h
weekend ofJcamping on the riverbank .A1 the smell of bar-b-que fille e
end ofa bus' da' this little one itas all air. All in all it was a great
tuckered out. weekend, a great way to kick
off the summer.

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
June 1, 2005 through June 12, 2005
For the period 12.01 am, June 1, 2005, through midnight, June container; batteries, including rechargeable, coolers, ice chests
12, 2005, the 2005 Florida Legislature enacted and the Governor (non-electrical), first aid kits, radios (self-powered or battery-
approved a tax-free period for specific items related to hurricane powered), two-way radios, weather band radios, tarpaulins,
preparedness. flexible waterproof sheeting (visqueen), ground anchor system,
This special sales tax holiday DOES NOT apply to clothing, tie-down kits; portable generator that will be used to provide light
books, or school supplies. Items qualifying include: any portable or communications, or to preserve perishable food. For more
self-powered light source, battery-powered flashlights and information you may contact the Florida. Department of Revenue
lanterns, gas-powered lanterns and candles; any gas or diesel fuel at or call 1-800-352-3671.

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Pictured above are left to right Back row Will Sumner, Dennis Fike Taylor County Commissioner,
Sohn O'Dell. Front row Bobby Fickett, John Stewart,, Ben Corbin and Coach Wallace Holmes.

Workers Celebrate 121 Accident Free Days

Stingray's Gymnasium

Project Underway

By Terri Langford Staff Writer
It was this past school year that the Steinhatchee Elementary School (STE) was awarded a 3-
million dollar grant for the construction of their first-ever gymnasium. Work began on the gymn in
February of this year and residents have been able to see the once empty yard, turn into a massive
building with will house the Steinhatchee Stingrays.
The multi-million dollar, 8,500 sq. ft. complex will include three classrooms, three private
bathrooms, two public restrooms, training room, locker area (complete with showers and
bathrooms), concession stand, the gymnasium itself with rollaway electric bleachers, and two offices
with showers; all handicapped accessible.
Recently, workers at the site were treated to an on-the-site dinner from Goodman's BBQ,
compliments of their boss, Peter Brown Construction for going 121 days without an accident. John
O'Dell, site manager, stated that he and the company were very pleased with the progress of the 35-
40 employees working on the project. The workers seemed to be pleased with getting the much-
deserved recognition in the form of some great BBQ and all the trimmings. Stingray's Coach
Wallace Holmes was on hand to thank the workers and join in the good eats.
The gymnasium is expected to be complete by September 21t, just in time for basketball season.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Jerry Prater

Will GOP snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
Republicans lack party unity and they don't know how to play
hardball. This problem has plagued the party for a long time, and
the way in which the issue of filibustering judicial nominees was
settled (well, sort of) last week is further evidence.
First of all, there's the matter of who "settled" it. Apparently
Senate majority leader Bill Frist was left out of the loop, and
President Bush (who was still the party's top man, last we heard)
wasn't consulted, either. All right, Bush isn't in the Senate; but
it's his nominees who are getting filibustered and his party has a
majority in the Senate, so one might think that someone in that
astut body might have taken the trouble to run it by him. anyone is wondering what a "filibuster" is, I don't
know where the term originated, but I think it might be a mispro-
nunciation offulla-bluster, which accurately describes the way the
practice was originally carried out. Back then, a long-winded
senator would take the floor and not shut up until he had to go to
the bathroom, at which time there would be cloture and the matter
in dispute would come to a vote. Some senators could ramble on
for as long as three consecutive 8-hqur shifts, at least if they were
wearing dark trousers. That was bad enough, but now that
Herculean task is no longer required for the filibuster to be
invoked, and it takes 60 votes to shut it down and get a proposal
voted on by the full Senate.
A president's appointment of federal judges (also cabinet
members and other top government officials) requires the
approval of the Senate, and while this was customarily a routine
matter, a number of President Bush's appointments have been
shut down or left in limbo by the filibuster, which enables a
minority of senators (as few as 41 out of a hundred) to block
appointments. Not surprisingly, the President and most of the
senators in his party would like to see this situation changed.
Enter the "Gang of 14." Seven Republicans and seven
Democrats, all representing themselves as "moderates." Their
leader would appear to be Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who has
been somewhat of a maverick in his party and appears to have
presidential aspirations. These 14 senators got together and
decided among themselves how the controversy over the over-use
of the filibuster would be resolved.
They could do this because the partisan makeup of the Senate
is split 55-45 in favor of the Republicans. (Actually, the
Democrats officially have 44 seats. "Jumpin' Jim" Jeffords of
Vermont abandoned the GOP in May of 2001 to become an
"Independent," but he votes like a liberal New England Democrat,
just like he did when he was a liberal New England Republican.)
Therefore, if all 14 hang together, they can defeat a party line vote
from either side of the aisle.
The deal? Democrats would filibuster Bush's judicial
nominees only under "extraordinary circumstances." Sorry, but
that's no deal. That's not even the original intent of the
Constitution, which gives the Senate the option of approving
nominees, but does not require'a 60% "super-majority." '
Now, here's where the rubber meets the road: Who gets to
define what constitutes "extraordinary circumstances"? We're
dealing with an ambiguous term, and no attempt to define it or
limit its application. This leaves things pretty much where they
started, except that 14 senators have formed a coalition for the
purpose of bloc-voting and thereby controlling the entire Senate.
Senator Frist needs to let the gang of 14 know who's in
' charge, and call for a floor vote on changing the rules to allow a
'* majority vote on judicial nominations. If he lacks the resolve to
Restore the Senate's "advise and consent" function to what was
intended when the Constitution was written, then he needs to step
aside' and let someone else take on the job of Senate Majority

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Bixie Eountp

174 NE 351 Hwy.
P.O. Box 5030 Cross City, FL 32628-5030
Ph. (352) 498-33 12 FAX (352)498-0420
$21.40....................Tri-County Area
$27.82.......... Elsewhere
Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published In Dixie County

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

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My hope is one day, your day will come and the legal -system
will catch you and you will have to pay' some hefty fines from the
money you have stolen from us, after all it is a third degree felony.
Keep it up, your day is coming.
PS I failed to mention, we pay 300 a pound for our crab bait
and we get paid anywhere from 90 a pound to $1.30 a pound for
crabs. I hope this gives you something to think about.
J. Corbin.

Letter To The Editor
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
'I find it hard to understand the opposition to federal funding
for embryonic stem cell research from left over cells that are
discarded from fertility clinics. These embryonic stem cells are
dump in the trash bin and are never going to be human. I do
understand the opposition from many good people who believe
that this research is destroying human life, but it is not true. For
the people who believe that life begins at conception, they should
know that these cells are NOT derived from eggs fertilized in a
woman's uterus, but in a petri dish. There are over 400,000 frozen
embryonic stored in fertilit- clinics today and over 1,000 are
dumped each year. To equate a cell the size of a pin head in a petri
dish that does not think, does feel pain, and will never become a
living being with a. living child with Juvenile Diabetes or a parent
with Parkinson's disease is something for the opposition to think
A few years ago there was much opposition to fertility clinics,
but today it is universally accepted, because they have allowed
childless couples to have children. In the 50s and 60s there was
resistance to fluoridation of our public drinking water. Today,
fluoridation of our drinking water has almost eliminated tooth
decay in our country. It is my hope that as we expand our
knowledge of this research, the resistance will became more
understanding of the potential for good of all mankind.
The US House of Representatives with much pro-lifers
support has now pass a bill that expands in a limited way, research
on these cells. The only cells used for research will be the unused
or left over cells that will be discarded and only when there cells
are donated by the donors.
President Bush has vowed to veto this bill.

Bob O'Neal Sr Old Town, Fl. 32680

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Dixie County ....

Jail Loc
MAY 23
35, Obstruction.
42, VOP Sale of Cocaine.
Disorderly Conduct.
Arrest By Warrant For Columbia &
Alachua Co.
(Under 21), Possession of Altered
Drivers License.
Aggravated Assault (Domestic
VOP Grand Theft.
MAY 29
21, 1st Degree Arson, Grand Theft.
24, Possession Crack Cocaine,
Possession -20 Grams of Marijuana,
Drug Equipment, Leaving Scene
W/Property Damage.
Disorderly Intoxication.

We have to fight them
daily, like fleas, those
many small worries
about the morrow, for
they sap our energies.
-Etty Hillesum

By Sue Chewning
Let's Remember...
Yesterday afternoon as I was coming out of the Post Office
across from the Advocate, in the distance I could hear 'taps'
being played. I got in my car and drove in the direction of where
they were coming from. Much to my surprise, they were being
played from the First United Methodist Church, in place of their
usual chimes. After the 'taps' finished, there was a beautiful
rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner". Many thanks to the
Church for remembering our Veterans and giving us this
beautiful music.
Listening to this sweet music, especially since it was
Memorial Day, brought to my mind the many, many lives that
have been given so that we can enjoy the freedoms, that we so
many times take for granted.
Today, May 31, 2005, as I write this short piece, my father,
John E. Henley, a proud veteran, died 41 years ago today. In the
short 12 years that I was blessed to know him, he greatly
impressed upon my siblings and me the sacrifices that so many
men and women gave, some even their life, so that we could be
FREE. He taught us to-love God, our country, and our flag and
to be proud that we live in America.
Thanks Dad! Thanks Veterans! Thanks America!
A Big Salute To The Red, White & Blue

Letter To The Editor
To Whom It May Concern:
We have no idea who you are, except we know you are a thief.
We are your average family just trying to make a legal living by
-working .on the water. We are blue crab fishermen. We pay
anywhere from $16.000 to $25.00 for a trap. We then have to buy
ropes, buoys, trap tags and paint. Then we have to buy a license
from the government to be legal, something you are not.
We have to have a boat, motor, trailer and truck to get us to the
water to work. At the price of gas for our truck and boat at $2.35 a
gallon, you add that up. Probably around $75.00 a day or more for
We really appreciate it when someone like you comes along
and takes bread off our tables. How would you like for me to
follow you to the bank and when you cash your check, take the
money you have N% worked all week for. That's what you are doing to


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Boyd Joins Colleagues In Calling

For A Fair Redistricting Process
Bill would ease political polarization and encourage bipartisanship
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL) joined Cong. John Tanner
(D-TN) in introducing a bill to end the. partisanship that has taken
over the Congressional redistricting process across the country and
led to increased political polarization in Washington. The
Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act calls for an
independent, bipartisan commission in each state to redraw
Congressional district maps every 10 years and restricts
redistricting efforts from taking place between census cycles.
"We must have a fair Congressional redistricting process that
is not based on unabashed political motives," said Congressman
Boyd. "Congressional districts should represent like-minded
communities without regard to party affiliation so that the
American people can truly and effectively be represented in:
Washington. With partisan politics playing an ever-increasing rolo
in our legislative process, this bill will help put Congress back ir(
the hands of the American people."
Redistricting is traditionally conducted every 10 years;
following the decennial census, to ensure equal population in each
Congressional district. Many have come to view the process as a
partisan opportunity to strengthen some incumbencies and weaken
the chances of their political opponents. Due in part to the
redistricting system, 95% of incumbents retained their U.S. House
seats in last year's elections, and only seven seats out of 435
changed hands from one major party to another.
The redistricting commission established under this legislation
would be required to ,consider the rights set forth by the
Constitution and Voting Rights Act, as well as population and
geography of each district but would not be allowed to consider
political issues such as voting history, party affiliation or the
potential impact on a sitting incumbent. The commission's report
must be approved or disapproved by the Governor and the state
legislature without amendment.
FairVote The Center for Voting and Democracy hailed th6
bill as a necessary step toward taking partisan calculations out of
how elections are run. FairVote's Chairman John B. Andersor,
the former Congressman and presidential candidate, said, "It's just
wrong to allow politicians to help their friends and hurt theii-
enemies in what should be a public interest process. Seeking
redistricting reforms in states can be valuable but too often is
motivated by partisan calculations. We need national standards for
elections that affect all of us."

The School Board of Dixie County, Florida
Board Workshop
Monday, June 6, 2005 4:30 P.M.
Regular Board meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 6:00 P.M.
Location of Meetings: School Board Meeting Facility at
Highway 349 South, Old Town, Florida
Call to Order, Invocation and Flag Pledge
A-VFW Chiefland Post 5625 Flag Presentation
B-Teen Court -
C-FCAT Awards (Elementary)
D-Golden School Volunteer Awards
A-Instructional Services (Baumer, Bray, Stanley)
B-Support Service Division (Rains)
C-Anderson Elementary School (Durham)
D-Dixie Counry High School (Lord) ,
E-Old Town Elementa r School (Wadswonh)
F-Ruth Rains Middle School (B. Baumer)
G-Finance Department (Werner)
H-Superintendent & Board, Board Attorney
Members of the public wishing to address the Board must complete a name
card for the Board Secretary.
A-School Board Policy Update/Revision
B-Establishment of Director of Curriculum position
C-OPPAGA School Safety and Security Practices
D-Florida Education Finance Program
E-Job Description Changes
F-Bid Award for 2005-2006
G-Adult Education Geographic Continuation Grant
H-Profoundly Mentally Handicapped Students, K-12 Agreement
I-Visually Impaired Agreement
J-Safe Driver Plan
K-Dual Enrollment Student
L-RRMS Supplements for 2005-2006
M-North Florida Buying Group Resolution
N-NEFEC Contract #731-06-022
0-NEFEC Resolution
P-Warrant Register
It is hereby,advised that persons desiring to appeal any action of the School
Board of Dixie County may be required by Florida Statutes to provide verbatim
transcript of said action. Persons with disabilities who require, assistance to
participate in the meeting are requested to notify the Office of the Superintendent at
(352)498-6131 at least 48 hours in advance, so their needs can be accommodated.

Dr. Bennitt Patterson

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Therapist Available ,
On Location

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005



I Flag Disposal June 14th
Public Service Flag disposal on Flag Day, June 14th. For proper disposal of
unserviceable flags, contact your nearest veteran's organization.
Information Announcements American Legion, Post 91 in Gilchrist County will gladly take all

Events For The Week Of:
June 2nd June 8th,2005

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
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Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or. COPD for qualified .patients.
SCall: 800-344-5764.
2 Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Jannette
Martin at 352-379-2929.
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
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feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an'
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
.American Legion Post 383
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and 3rd
Tues. each month @ 6:30pm.
Call 542-2169
* Dixie County Historical
. Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, corner of SR 55A and
CR 349.
* Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development 'Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
-Meetings & Events
" AL-ANON Family Group AA,
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
* Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday,. 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie Shrine Club Ist
Thursday of each month. Call:
Dreamer's 1st Monday of
every month at the DCHS in Mr.
Kosler's room after school at
2:45 p.m. ,
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday morning at
11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
Horseshoe Beach Town
Council Ist Thursday of each
month at the City Hall beginning.
at 6 p.m.

* NA Meetings Each Thursday
at 7 p.m. at the Cross City
Church of God on Kenneth St. in
Cross City, FL. Call: 352-498-
* Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd Saturday
each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Shamrock Masonic Lodge.
* Tri-County Breast Cancer
Support Group meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call: 352-490-4545.
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Meeting Notice
The next Dixie Soil and
Water Conservation District
meeting on June 14,2005 at
6:30pm at the Carriage Inn.

Attn: First
Sr. Parent Aux. 2006
This Thurs. night @ 7:00
pm @ the Cypress Inn.

To Be Held on:
June 2,
2005 .Disabled American
Veterans chapter 63 will hold
their monthly nieeting on
Thursday, June 2, at the chapter
hall on the Veterans Road,
southeast of Cross City.
Under discussion will be
items such as the results of the
recent "Forget-Me-Not"
fundraiser and yard sale. All
members are urged to attend, and
prospective members are
The meeting will get under
way promptly at 7:00pm, or 1900
hours military time.

fiaga irom the carea o l piupci UlspUoai.
Please leave your flags at the post home on S. U.S. 129, next to
the rodeo arena.

Contest Seeks Christian Poetry
Cross City- A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special
religious poetry contest sponsored by Christian Fine Arts Society,
free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all, including a $1,000
Grand prize, totaling almost $5,000.00.
To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to "Free Poetry
Contest, 9588 Thombush Lane Fishers, In 46038. Or enter online
at The deadline for entering is June 8,2005.
Poems may be written on any subject, using any style, as long
as there is a spiritual inference. A typical poem might be a love
poem, or praise, one that inspires the reader.
Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your
poem. A winner's list will be sent to entrants.

Front Porch Music
Faith Place at Otter Springs presents 1st Saturday Front Porch
Music, Saturday, June 4. beginning at 7:00 p.m. this is a non-
denominational event held the first Saturday of each month,
featuring down home music, old-fashioned' fellowship and a
covered dish dinner. This month's music features the Gospel music
of The Bluegrass Prophets, Carol's Music Ministry and Break N
Bread Ministry.
To reach Otter Springs from Hwy 26, turn north on CR 232 and
then left on SW 70th St. The entrance is one mile on the right.
For information, call Trish Keene at 352-463-0800.

Story Time with
Ronald McDonald
June 29, 2005

Ronald McDonald is on his way to the .
Dixie County Public Library! Ronald's i a
magical summer reading show is .'.
scheduled for June 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
and is sponsored by our local McDonald's Restaurant. The 30-
minute show, performed by Ronald McDonald himself, consists of
magic, music, adventure, audience participation and reading fun.
For families with children ages 10 and under, the program lasts
30 minutes. Each attendance will receive a signed photo
of Ronald McDonald. Following the story time, Ronald
McDonald will meet-n-greet with the children
Summer Reading Equals Better Reading Scores & Free'
Hamburger or Cheeseburger
According to the American Library Association (ALA),
students participating in a summer reading program are more likely
to read at a higher grade level than their non-participating peers.
To encourage children to read this summer, the Dixie County
Public Library is participating in RONALD'S CHALLENGE
sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants.
RONALD'S CHALLENGE is a Summer Reading program
designed to encourage more kids to read during the summer. Each
time you read a book, your librarian will stamp your RONALD'S
CHALLENGE card. After the card has been stamped five times
and signed by a parent, it may be redeemed at McDonald's for a
FREE Hamburger or Cheeseburger.

Immunization Requirements For
7th Graders For School Year
All students who will be entering seventh grade in August 2005
are required the following immunization:
Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster
You should contact your child's immunization provider to set
up an appointment to receive this vaccine. If your child has had
any immunization that you have not informed the school about,
please provide them with proof of receiving vaccines as soon as
possible. If you have any questions call Ruth Rains Middle School
(Health Program) at 498-1290.

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

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ATTENTION: Marching Bears
Band Members
Important Dates To Remember!!!
Color Guard Camp: July 18-21 from 8-5.
Band Camp: July 25-29 from 9-5.

DCHS Beta Club
To Hold Fundraiser
On Friday, June 3rd, 2005 the Dixie County High School Beta
Club will be holding a fundraiser at Cross City Park.
The menu will consist of grilled chicken, potato salad, gieen
beans, rolls, dessert, and drink for a $5.00 donation! Serving will
begin at 11:00 am.
All proceeds will go towards sending our Beta Club Menbiers
to the National Convention in New Orleans.

ATTENTION: Class of 1975
The Dixie County High School Class of 1975 will be having
their 30th class reunion at the Putnam Lodge on June 25, 2005 at
7:00 pm. The deadline for getting your money in is June 17th.
Please contact Cindy Chewning at 542-0594 or Sherry Myers at

Habitat For Humanity
B-B-Q Chicken Dinner
Cole slaw-baked beans-rolls & drink
June 5, 2005 @ 5:00pm 'J'
Holy Family Catholic Church
Alt. 27-Williston
Donation: Adults & $6.00 Children & $3.00(under 12)
Desserts Available: &1.:00
Help Habitat for Humanity of Suwannee valley, INC":
With our First Dinner Benefit
Exciting news for our new affiliate of the Tri-county ai6a,
we're incorporated and starting our fund raising projects! We hope
to build our first home in 2005. We need workers to evaluate
families applying for homes, business leaders and professionals,
fundraisers and organizers. If you can help call one of the people
listed below. God Bless and hope to see you there!
Susan 472-8981 President, Betty 463-0615or Gigi 463-7207
Development Committee, Linda & Charles 486-2012 Church
relation Committee, Justin 347-3240 or Pat 754-7046
Construction/site selection Committee, Bill 528-5859 Family
selection/ support
Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.ore

LCCC Board Meets
Lake City, Fla. The Lake City Community College District
Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2005, in
the LCCC Board Room.
LCCC is a two-year community college locally governed and
publicly supported. The college serves a five-county district that
includes Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union, counties.
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of 'the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award -the
associate degree. .
A complete agenda will be available prior to the meeting. For
more information contact the public information office at (386)
754-4248. This meeting is open to the public.

Cross City Dental, PA
Stephen M. Henry DMD
(352) 498-7001 David R. Schneck DMD
(352) 498-7001

New Patients Welcome

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S brighter Cross City, FL

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Continued from page 1
Phil Kiracofe, Public Information Officer in the Tallahassee
Regional Operations Center was on hand at the OTE Awards
ceremony last week in order to present Ryan with a certificate and
check for $100.00 for his essay. Kiracofe noted that Ryan was a
role model for his fellow students and that every child should learn
basic safety procedures.
Ryan is the son of Vincent & Marsha Marchant of Cross City,
and they are very proud of him.
Printed below is Ryan's essay...
"This is How I Stay Safe All Day"
I may only be 10 years old but I do understand how important is to sta. safe. Not just stay safe for a minute or two, I know
.that I need to be safe all day, every day.
One way that I can ensure my safety is to stay close to my
.parents while in crowded places. I know that it is extremely
important that I do not speak with strangers or walk away with
one. For instance, if a stranger asked me to come with him and
offered me money to help him find his little girl that was lost in the
crowd, I would immediately run away and find my parents or
*maybe the first adult I know I could trust such as a security guard
or, a police officer. I know enough to understand that my life is
more valuable than any amount of money.
I am not always in a crowded place. Many times I am at home
playing outside with my little sister and our dog Sam. I know that
I could be approached by a stranger in my own yard. In my yard I
have to be even more careful because there are no security guards
or police officers to run to. I have to rely on my wits and alertness
to stay safe. Just the other day I was playing in the yard with my
dog when I noticed that the hitchhiker that my family and I passed
on the way home from school, several minutes earlier was walking
through our small neighborhood and right onto my neighbor's front
porch. She was home all alone and I knew it. I ran as fast as I
could into my house to tell my mom. Mom called 911, then our
neighbor to make sure she was alright. I'm glad that I was home to
help watch out for my neighbor. I'm very glad that I was paying
attention to what was going on. It pays to be alert so that I can stay
It would be cool if no more kids were ever abducted ever
.again. Our lives and futures are precious. I believe that kids
.should do whatever it takes to stay safe all day.
Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 10:00 AM June 2, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular meeting, in the'
County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida.
I-Call to order
*' 2-Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
S3-Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting of 05/19/05
Street lying between Lots 2, 4, and 6, Block 11 and Lots 7, 8, and 9 of Block 12 in
Old-Town, Florida. This action is brought by petition to the Board by Mr. Edward
'PLANNING AGENCY-Concerning a Special Exception Petition; Petition SE-05-
'01, by Bob Carnes to request a special exception be granted to construct a clay/dirt
go-kart track on the property parcel ID# 34-09-13-4497-0000-0020. Any interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment.
PLANNING AGENCY-Concerning a Variance Petition; Petition V-05-03, by
Svein Dyrkolbotn to request a variance on heights and setbacks on property
,described as: Tract or parcel of land in Lot 525, Suwannee Shores Addition No. 3,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 55 of the Public Records in Dixie County, FL and
mpre... (See Dixie. County Advocate, issue 5/26/05 for more particularly
,'desenpnon) .
;' PLANNING AGENCY-Concerning a Zoning Change; Petition ZC-05-06, by
Svein Dyrkolbotn to request a zoning change from RSF/MH-2 to PRD on property
described as: Tract or parcel of land in Lot 525, Suwannee Shores Addition No. 3,
as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 55 of the Public Records in Dixie County, FL and
,more... (See Dixie County Advocate, issue 5/26/05 for more particularly
purchase of Chavous Property in Suwannee
9-Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
, 10-Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
.11 -Holly Houghton, County Agent
12-Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
13-Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
14-Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator
15-'Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
16-Jack Spivey, Building Official
"; -17-Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director-Re: New Jena Development
18-Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
19-Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator-Presentation of Small County Road
; 'Assistance Program Revised Reimbursement Agreement/Resurfacing of CR 351A
. South from CR351 to CR351
'20-Joey Lander, County Attorney
21 -County Commission items
22-Vouchers approved
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made by
', the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings, he/she
S-will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will need to
S ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate
;in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
SThe Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
"the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
^ precedingg the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
Si APPROVED: /s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
' ATTEST: /s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk

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Sponsors &

Dean Acoustic Guitar Dixie Music Center
Ladies Diamond Ring Cheek Drug Store
BBQ Smoker/Cooker Danny King
Welding, Foodland, Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher, Anderson Columbia & Rick
Gooding Funeral Home -
$150.00 Gift Certificate Cross City
(2)Picnic Tables Bussard Woodworks
$100.00 Savings bond Cross City
$75.00 Gift Certificate Cross City Florist
$50.00 Gift Certificate Foodland
$50.00 Gift Certificate Hitchcock's
$75.00 Gift Basket A Cut Above
$35.00 Gift Certificate Personal Touch
(4) $50.00 Gift Certificates Florida Forest
$25.00 Gift Check A.J.'s Laundromat
(2) $25.00 Lawn Care Certificates -
Lambert's Landscaping
(2)Gold Red Belly Charm Alexander's
(1) Rod & Reel, (1) Boater Safety Kit, (1)
Cooler Bag/Asst. Tackle Dixie One Stop
$25.00 Gift Certificate Black Diamond
$20.00 Gift Certificate/Silver Town Dixie
$30.00 Gift Certificate/Dixie Music Dixie
$25.00 Gift Certificate Fiddlers
$25.00 Gift Certificate Roy's Restaurant
$25.00 Gift Certificate Homestead
$25.00 Gift Certificate Suwannee
Gables Rest.
$40.00 Arrangement Catch the Drift
(2) Oil Changes Dixie Chevrolet
48 Qt. Cooler Liles Ace Hardware
$20.00 Gift Certificate Fulford Produce
Ice Cream Cake Dairy Queen
Oil Change King's Oil & Tire
(1) Rod & Reel Tackle Box
(1) Bike Suwannee Corporation
(1) Ladies Hair Cut/Style(Joe) Salon 19
(1) Ladies Hair Cut/Style(Ron) Salon 19
(1) Ladies Hair Cut/Style(Morgan) Salon
(1) Ladies Hair Cut/Style(Sharon) Salon
(5) One-year Subscription Dixie County
Oil Change Cross City Auto & Tire
(1) Set of Nails A Cut Above
(2) Oil Changes Riverside Automotive
(2) Throw Rugs Flying Hawk
Screw Driver Set NAPA Old Town
4-Months Internet Service Computers &
(1) Family Sitting (5x7) Fred Sabback
(2) Dinners for 2 Gail's Restaurant
Gift Certificate Rare Breed Leathers
Chamois Cloth Liles Auto Parts
(2) $10.00 Gift Certificates Huckleberry's
(2) Dinners for 2 Lighthouse Restaurant
$20.00 Gift Certificate A & K Nursery
$25.00 Gift Certificate Country Cleaners
(2) $20.00 Gift Certificates Cypress Inn
$20.00 Gift Certificate Hair Etc.
$15.00 Gift Certificate Little Red Store
50 Gal. Propane Gas Coast Gas
Thermal Cell Parker Gun & Pawn
(1) Authentic Daytona Race Tire Pro Tire
Free Rotation & Inspection Pro Tire
$50.00 Work Bench NAPA Cross City
Texaco Model Plane Pinner Oil
(2) Dinners for 2 Mid-Town Cafe
(2) Platters Cross City Badcock
(2) Oil Changes Dixie Chevrolet
$10.00 Champion Dog Food Gary
Lamb's Feed Store
Adult Bicycle Hal Chewning, Jr., Joe
Hubert Allen, Mae Beville, Mike Cassidy &
Gary Poore.
$25.00 Gift Certificate Linda's Italian
Bit Set ($16.00) Romac Lumber
$35.00 Service Fee Dixie Appliance
$35.00 Service Call Dixie Appliance
VOLUNTEERS Mike & Robin Cassidy,
Janice Strickland, Ken, Kris, Kelly & Kaci
Anguish, John Driggers, Thomas
Driggers, Roy DeWeese, Connie Odom,
Jerome "CJ" Johnson, Sammy Woodall,
Charles "Red" Teague, Leroy "Little
Bookie" Evans, Randy Joe Douglas,
Frank McCoy, Sue NesSmith/Lighthouse
Rest., Ted Burt, Wesley Jones, Ronnie
Pinner, Steve & Terry Langford, John
Henry for COPS, Paul Staub for DAV,
Steve Davenport for Park Personnel,
Janice Smith, Stacey Mock, Arthur & Cindy
Bellot, Carol Thompson, Kay & Russ
McCallister, Diane Curtis, Carol West,
Debbie DeWeese, Jerry & Lela Fulford,
Debbie & Terry Dembo, Dewey & Lynette
Hatcher, Kathryn Mclnnis, Rosa Lee
Johnson, David Farcas, Bob & Dottie
Leichner, Scott Gantt, Phyllis & Marvin
Hunt, Bart & Anelia Futch, Rhonda
Everett, Danny King, Sid Dosh, Maddie
Kelly, Julie Squires, Angie Bush, Daniel
Davis, John Lohde for Park Personnel,
Marine Corp League, Dixie County
Sheriffs Office, Cross City Police
Department, Dixie County E.M.S., M.M.
Parrish, Capital City Bank, Bank of
America, Drummond Bank, Progress
Energy, CRCCI Employee's Club, Cross
City Correctional Institute, Ann Hodges,
Hill & Cobb Insurance, Century 21 -
Lorene Thomas, Dixie County Advocate,
Tri-County Cruisers, Forest
Service/Smokey Bear, Southland Gospel
Group, Gary Poore, Florida Forest
Products, Tackle Box, Dixie One Stop,
DeYoung & Dickey Const., WRGO -
102.7 FM Radio, Dr. Stephen Henry,

Putnam Lodge, Mike Rood, Lenton
Edmonds, Tank Lee, Perkins State Bank,
Dixie County Solid Waste, Keith Cranford,
Sally Leib/Park Department, Jerry Harris,
Bill Austin,

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in the the

Dihie County


at 49 -3312

Gallagher Unveils Prescription Opportunity

Drug Price Comparison Webpage Hunts Offer
1P"'n. CQalninl-C'

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher today
unveiled a new web-enabled database that will help Florida's
seniors comparison shop for their prescription drugs.
Located on the Florida Department of Financial Services
Senior Resource Center website, the low-price information can be
found by logging on to The
process is simple choose the county of residence and the
prescription drug in the drop-down menus, and the available
Medicare prices in the area will be displayed, starting with the
lowest price. The locations and phone numbers of the pharmacies
are listed for shopping convenience.
"Florida's seniors need drug pricing information so they can
easily find the lowest prices in their area," said Gallagher, who
oversees the department. "This new webpage gives comparative
prescription drug prices by pharmacy and by, county. The top
most-prescribed drugs in Florida are available to search, through
data provided by the Agency for Health Care Administration.
"Florida is now home to more than 2.9 million Floridians over
the age of 65, and these seniors have so much to keep up with -
their health, family and finances. More than ever they are going
on-line for information and assistance. This page on our .senior
website will link seniors directly to the lowest prices for the
prescription drugs they need. I hope this will be a valuable
resource for seniors, their families and those charged with their
care." Gallagher said the site also features links for seniors to
organizations offering information on free and discounted
prescription drugs. Other resources on the website offer extensive
information about Medicare, insurance plans and long-term care
options. There are also many tips for seniors on avoiding
financial scams and identity theft.
Seniors who don't have access to a computer at home, through
a friend or a local library can call the department toll-free at 1-800-
342-2762 to get more information and order brochures on many
health, insurance and financial topics.

Governor Bush Announces

Dedication Of Florida's World

War II Monument
Governor Jeb Bush today announced the planned dedication of
Florida's World War II Monument on Monday, June 6, 2005, the
61st Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, D-Day.
"America has long relied upon the men and women in our
armed forces to ensure the principles of freedom and democracy are
properly preserved for future generations to enjoy," said Governor
Bush. "I'm proud to announce this tribute to Florida's veterans of
World War II, which is long overdue."
The monument is the final element in the multifaceted
memorial which is comprised of a permanent museum exhibit in
the Florida Museum of History titled: Florida Remembers World
War II; a World War II Curriculum Supplement for High School
History teachers; a heritage Trail Booklet titled Florida World War
II Heritage Trail; a web site reference for World War II
information; and the centerpiece, the Florida World War II
monument. The central pillar is an exact replica of the Florida
pillar at the World War II Memorial on the mall in Washington,
D.C. It has appropriate plaque identification cast in bronze and
lies at the end of the walk of Florida's 67 counties.
State Veterans' Affairs Director, Col. Rocky McPherson,
USMC (Ret.), praised the culmination of the effort begun in the
1999 Florida Legislature that spanned the tenure of three State
,Veterans' Affairs Directors, stating: "The monument is' a fitting
tribute to those who fought so valiantly in theaters of operation
throughout the world and to those who sacrificed so willingly at
home in their support. Our department honors them and their
strong contribution to this nation."
The dedication ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the R.A. Gray
Building, home of the Museum of Florida History. Parking will
be available at the Civic Center and bus transportation provided
from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A "Celebration on the Plaza" will
follow the ceremony including a USO-type show and patriotic

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ixie C(ountp [bborate
-/ (352) 498-3312 _

Stress is an ignorant
state. It believes that
everything is an emer-
gency. Nothing is that
-Natalie Goldberg

Before you agree to do anything that might add even
the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask your-
self: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time
to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I
guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
-Oprah Winfrey

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First Baptist Church


Cross City, Florida


June 20-24, 2005 6:00 8:30 RP.M.
Preschool Classes For Children 4 & 5 Years Old
*Classes For Students Who Have Completed Grades K-5
*Adult Bible Study on the Book of I Thessalonians

First Baptist Church invites you to enjoy this time of fun, learning, crafts,
music, and Bible study. Refreshments served each evening. Call (352) 498-
3381 or (352) 498-5107 for more information. A nursery will be available for
children of adult participants.

Hunters Quality

Bagging a 25-point buck
with a bow is a special feat.
Not only is it special because
of the skill required t ake the
deer but also because it
occurred on public land during
a special-opportunity hunt
offered by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
James E. Stovall of
Lakeland put special-
opportunity hunts on the map
in 1999 when he harvested the
largest recorded non-typical
deer (206 score on the Boone
and Crockett scale) in Florida
on Green Swamp West Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) in
Polk. County. At the time,
Stovall stated this area of the
state had more trophy deer than
anywhere else in Florida.
Stovall's buck may be the
headliner of a very successful
special-opportunity hunt, but
there have been many others
who have shared special and
unique experiences throughout
the past eight years the program
has been in place.
Special-opportunity hunts
offer hunters vast areas,
abundant game, low hunter
quotas and excellent chances to
bag quality deer, hogs and
released quail on select wildlife
management areas throughout
If you find these special-
opportunity hunts appealing, it
is not too late to apply for the
2005-06 hunting season. The
FWC currently is accepting
applications for these hunts
through June 15. To apply for
these permits, submit
applications online at or visit any
license agent or county tax
collector's office.
Based on past years,
demand for these hunts is
greater than the number of
available slots, so a random
drawing is conducted to select
hunters. Individuals can
improve their chances of being
selected by submitting as many
non-refundable $5 applications
as they would like. The cost of
the hunts for selected applicants
ranges from $50 to $175.
V i s i t for
more information on how to
apply for special-opportunity
hunt permits.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Abundant Life & Living
Times of depressions may come over many of us. Cheerful as
we may be, there are times when we all feel less animated.
Don't feel bad about'it, don't beat yourself up if it happen to
you. The strong are not always
vigorous, the wise are not always
ready, the brave are not always
courageous, and the joyous are not'
always exhilarated. Through all the
.emotional challenges life is good.
The growth and development of
J" the whole person is based on how
we deal with it.
Our minds will stay in a
downcast state if we accept and let
the bogus reality of ignorance have
S. free course and rule us. The human
Lucille Stockton race are dying for the lack of
knowledge. Jesus suffered and died that we might have abundant
life. If any of you find yourselves in a low estate, I have found
on my journey that praise and worship with the resurrected
Christ Spirit within me always lifts me out of any adverse mind
set. I sing songs of praise, listen to soft music, read a beautiful
bible story, or a good inspiring book, write a good friend a
lovely note, visit a positive senior citizen, plant a flower garden,
take a walk and observe God's beautiful resurrected Try it, It
It will take you so high you can't come down. Misery loves
company "'Love Life And Live It"

Faith Baptist Church News
What a Mighty God We Serve!! Today was especially
wonderful with a large crowd, lots of visitors, outstanding special
music in the morning service done by Chris Lord, and Bro. Jackie
doing. his usual wonderful job in the pulpit delivering God's
message to us. The evening service was our usual 5th Sunday Sing
and we had lots of great talent delivered in song, and even some
visitors who blessed our hearts sharing their music with us. We
never'want to forget to thank God for the talent He's given Faith.
Our Vacation Bible School starts June 5th and goes through the
10t' of June. If you feel that God is leading you to teach a class,
work with crafts, help serve food or just what ever you can do, get
in touch with Cheryl Lord. Surely there's something you can do for
Also on the 5th of June, we will be taking a special offering for
the purpose of building the parsonage. Come prepared to give
whatever God is leading you to give. He will bless you for it.
There will be a baby shower at the fellowship hall Tuesday
night for Tammy (Pettrey) Miller. Mark this on your calendar and
be -there if you can.
We want to let our visitors know how special and important
they are to us and how glad we were to have them. Visitors are
always welcome at Faith. We hope you'll come worship with us
again. If you 're looking for a church home, you won't find more
love and good preaching anywhere than here and we invite you to
share., ours. If you're just passing through, please stop in again
Say a prayer this week for the lost loved ones, friend or co-
worker. We love you and will be looking for \ou again next\ \eek.


The Word
Made Flesh
"The Devine Trinity"
Continued from last week I | ...
the son of man, say There have
been from the beginning in
common, four churches on this
earth-one before the flood, another
after the flood, a third called the
Israelitish Church, and a fourth the
Christian; and as all Churches Agape' Chl
depend on the knowledge and River Road -- 66
acknowledgement of one God, "Where You Are
with, % horm the members' of the Sunday W.:.r'
Church can have conjunction, and Saturday.:..71
none of the four Churches above Pastor J. D. C
named have been in that truth, it
follow s that a Church is to succeed Calvary Templ
those four. which shall know and wy ep
Suwannee Lurr
acknow ledge the one God; for the "Join Us ForA Vi
Devine loe 'of God could have Sunday W
had no other end or design in Wednesday E
creating the world than to conjoin Kid 'Church
man to himself and himself to Pastors Jim & Mar
man, and thus to dwell with him. I
the son of man, say that the former Central B
Churches were not in the truth is Intersection of Camp
plain from this circumstance, that Invites You
the Most Ancient Church, which "A church where everybo
existed before the flood, Evening Worship 6P
worshiped the invisible God with Pastor David B. L
whom there can be no
conjuncuton, so likewise did the Cross City
Ancient Church which existed Kenneth S
after the flood. The Isralelitish "Proclaiming The F
Church worshipped Jehovah, who Sunday School 10
in himself is the invisible God Children's Church -11/
(Eod 33. 18-23). I) the son of Wednesday Family Train
man,.'say the fourth Church, which Rev.Boy's Brigade
Sas called Christian, did indeedRev. EdSylvale
acknowledge one God with the Cross City Pentec
iIps, but in three persons, each 100o Parker
whgreof singly or by himself was In the heart of Dixie (
God. and' thus acknowledge a Sunday School-10,
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one person: the consequences of Wed. Family Night 7:3C
which was, that an idea of three Pastor Paul & Loui
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doctrine of theirs, which they Morning Wo
composed after the council of Wednesday Even
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God the'Holy Ghost, all three CR 55A (Betwee
in\ visible, because existing in a "The Church
similar divine essence before the
world was when yet, as was said Sunday School 9:4
above, there can be no conjunction Evening
wih iMid-Week Bible S
with an invisible God; for they are Rev. Jackie Pettre)
not yet aware that the God who is
invisible,, came into the world and First Ass
assumed the Humanity that He Hwy. 351 & Cam
might be made visible, one they Sunday School 10
might hate conjunction with, I the Sunday Child
son of man. say for it is written, Sunday Evening -7P .
"The Word was made flesh (John Nurse
1I 1,14 (Isaiah: 9-6) continued Pastor Marvin & Jani
next week

Revival With Dale &

Diane Hunter June 3-5
Wind of the Sprit Outreach Ministry in Old Town is having a
revival with Dale and Diane Hunter of Gretna, Louisiana, Friday,
June 3, Sunday Morning June 5, Evening Services will begin at
7:00 and Sunday Morning service will begin at 10:30.
Come and hear these anointed Worship Leaders and Preachers
of the Word.

New Prospect Baptist News
Sunday brought yet another delightful day in God's house. We
were pleased to have Bro. Jake Cravey and Sister Mary Jo with us.
Bro. Jake was standing in for Bro. Billy who, along with Sister
Penny, was on a brief and much-needed vacation. After a great
song service by our choir, musicians, and the special singing of
Bro. Jody and Danny, Bro. Jake did an admirable job of bringing
God's timely messages, leaving all with much food for thought.
The big news this week is our Vacation Bible School, which
runs June 5th-June 10th...we'd love to have your children join us!
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet at DCHS on June
11th at 5:00 PM---speaker will be Jason Odom. We have many
upcoming activities scheduled, so keep watching!
As always, we enjoyed our visitors Sunday, and sincerely hope
that you'll be with us again.... all visitors are welcome. Once
again, we urge you to keep praying for those on the prayer lists, the
ones who have lost loved ones recently, our military personnel, and
our nation's leaders. Hope you're having a good week, and may
God bless.

To The DCHS Senior Class of

2005 and School Personal
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts... For remembering
and honoring Cyndel at this year's Baccalaureate and Graduation.
Only best friends would share one last memory with Cyndel -
their special night. The last night her friends would be together as
one. You have done yourselves proud and you have done Cyndel
A person is lucky to have 1 or 2 best friends in a lifetime.
Cyndel shared a lifetime of best friends. So remembering her with
a smile, for she loved you all.
We appreciate you very much. With all our love, Karen,
Jimmy, Angel Young

VBS At Jena Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church Of Jena is having Vacation Bible
School starting Mon.. June 6th thru Fri. June 10th from 6:00P.M. to
8:30 P.M. We are having classes from ages 3 thru 6th grade. Our
theme is Ranch House Kids-Adventure of the Open Door from
Matthews 7.7 We help the children know that they can knock on
God's door at any time and God is there for them.
A note to the parents---If you bring your child and you need the
bus to take them home, we need your phone number and how to
find your house, For Information call Betty at 498-5766 or Vaughn
Farnell at 498-2190

ristian Center
i SW 949th Old Town
Known By Your Love"
rnip .10A & 6P
SWed. 7 Mid-Week Service
P Prayer Meeting
lark. (352)210-0105

l Assembly of God
nber Road Cross City
sit, Stay For A Lifetime."
Worship 10:30 A
Evening Service 7P
--Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Ion Hurst (352) 498-3023

aptist Church
St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
To Worship With Us!
dyis somebody & Christis Loin"
** Morning Worship 11 A
I Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Downing (352) 498-0714

Church of God
street Cross City
ull Gospel For All People"
A" Morning Worship 11A
A -** Evening Worship 6:30P
ing Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
& Girl's Club 7:30P
'y, Pastor (352) 498-3280
ostal Holiness Church
Street Cross City
Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
A Morning Worship 11 A
;hurch Ages 3-11
(Youthquake, ages 12-18)
IP Missionette's & Boy's Club
se Tyson (352) 498-0736
church of Christ
th St. (McArthur St.)
dy 10:OOA
irship 11:00A
ling Bible Study 7P
asher, Pastor
ptist Church
in Cros City & Old Town
With An Open Door"
5A*" Morning Worship 11A
Worship 7P
Study Wednesday 7P
P, Pastor (352) 542-7103

embly of God
p Two Rd. Cross City
'A Morning Worship 11A
dren's Church 11A
Wednesday Evening 7:30P
ry Provided
ce Parsley 352) 498-3366

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19' Cross City
I have ome thatthey mayhavefe, and have monre abundanly. J1M lato
Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
'Welcome To God's House Wont You Come Oni n"
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 Hanshew (352) 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
[ Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'Lighthouse On The Gu"
Sunday School -10A Morning Worship -11 A
Evening Worship 6P.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (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* (352) 498-5671

Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
"A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A, Suhday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 6P,
,Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P;
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GAs & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617
McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Come Wrs4h WiL 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 -1 st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207
New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For YourLife
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711

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 (352) 542-7954


George William Betts
George William Betts, 70 of Old Town, Florida passed away
on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the VA medical Center in Gainesville,
after a short illness.
Mr. Betts served in the Marine Corps during the Koreahn*
Conflict. He was a very active member of Old Town United .
Methodist Church and in his community. He loved to work in his.,'
vegetable garden and his wood working shop.
Mr. Betts is survived by his wife, Marlyn Betts of Old Townr;. *
sons, Timothy and Anthony Betts both of West Virginia; daughter,
Cynthia Niday of West Virginia; sister, Ruth Riggs of West Palm
Beach; brother, Albert Betts of Old Town; and six grandchildren.- ;,,

Charles Henry Hughes
Mr. Charles Henry Hughes, 63 years old, passed away'
Saturday, May 28, 2005 at his home in Steinhatchee. Mr. Hughes
moved here from St. Petersburg 14 years ago. Mr. Hughes was an.
Automobile Mechanic and jack-of-all-trades.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Charlotte Hughes of
Steinhatchee; son, Chuck Hughes of Newberry, FL, Michael
Hughes of Steinhatchee; daughters, Karen Lowe of Cleveland, OH,
Charlotte Hughes of Steinhatchee; mother, Ann Hughes of,:
Cleveland, OH; and one grandchild.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral,
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Bettie Jean Newberg
Mrs. Bettie Jean Newberg, 59, of Orlando, FL, passed away
May 24, 2005. She was bom in Cedar Key, later moving to Central
Florida. Mrs. Newberg was a member of the First Baptist Church
Mrs. Newberg is survived by her husband, Marcus A. Newberg,
of Orlando, FL; daughters, Veronica Wright of Orlando and Sarena ,
Pringle of Jacksonville, FL; son, Loy Watson, Jr. of Orlando;
brother, Thomas Lee of Winter Garden, FL; sisters, Edna Smith-of
Murphy, NC, Terry Owens of Gainesville, FL, Melissa Gainey and i
Darlene Watson, both of Old Town, FL; and six grandchildren.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Newberg were held Saturday, May
28, 2005 at 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Cemetery in Newberry, FL.
Arrangements were under the care of Baldwin-Fairchild'
Funeral Home, Winter Garden, FL, 407-656-2233.

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Rock Sink Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
"A Church For The Whole Familyl"
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 (352) 542-9488
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
PastorArchle Knowles *(352) 498-5535
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City .
'Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus' H 498-3258, C 498-5674

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

Suwannee River Baptist Church
Old Town Next to Trugas
Come Grow With UsI
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby Lindsey, Pastor- (352) 542-0801
First United Methodist Church.
22NE 138th St. Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
The People Of The United Methodist Church

n "d' Weanesday Adult Chbir,- 7:30P
SRev. Howard Grimmenga, Pasto# (352) 498-3420
Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday E'ening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Rollison & Leverett To Wed

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Burning Bridges To Be In Concert
At Lighthouse Word Church

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Bobbi Ross & Todd Mitchell
Bobby & Debbie Ross and Mitch & Carolyn Mitchell are proud
to announce the approaching wedding of their children
Bobbi Denise Ross
Todd Christopher Mitchell
They have chosen the first day of their new life together to be
on June 18, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee at 5
o'clock in the evening.
*Reception will follow at the Steinhatchee Community Center.
Some out of town invitations are being sent, but all family and
friends are welcome.
The First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
615 Riverside Drive

Cross City Church of God i
Presents "Kids Xplosion"
All kids are invited and encouraged to attend Vacation Bible
School with "Apples of Gold" ministries, Monday, June 6 -
Fiday, June 10, 6 8:30 P.M. There will be'Bible stories, games,
niusic, puppet shows and much more. Dinner will be served
nightly, with a big Pizza Blast on Friday. You don't want to
nriss! For more information call 498-3280.

Students Play IK

Audio Books &
Read Along
Consider adding one more
thing to your summer reading
list: audio books.!
Students who listen to
books as they read them can
improve their vocabulary and
comprehension skills according
to teachers and, researchers.
Using, books on tape is a
decades-old tactic, but the
proliferation of audio books on
CDs 'has made the practice
more popular with students.
Reading arid listening is
particularly effective for
middle-school grades and for
students with learning issues
such as dyslexia, experts said.
But educators ,also think that
audio books could help any
student and that parents should
listen to them with their
children in the car.
"Listening to tapes/CDs
with books in front of students
is very, very good for building
vocabulary," said Wendy
Kasten, an education professor
at Kent State University who
encourages elementary
educators to experiment using
audio books with students.
,It helps that your local
library, the Dixie County
Public Library, has more than
1,000 Adult and Juvenile
recorded books in stock with
new ones being added,
,So, make some time in
your summer schedule for your
children to listen and read a
recorded book. It could make a
big difference next school year.








Brain: an apparatus with
which we think we think
-Ambrose Bierce

If little else, the brain is
an educational toy.
S;-Tom Robbins

Tabatha Nicole Rollison & Robert "Bobby" Alton Leverett
Mr. Wayne Rollison and Ms. Lisa Rollison
& Ms. Cynthia Leverett
Would like to announce the upcoming
marriage of their children
Ms. Tabatha Nicole Rollison
Mr. Robert "Bobby" Alton Leverett
The wedding is set for June 4th, 2005 at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon at Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town.
No local invitations are being sent. All friends and family are
The Rehearsal Dinner will be held June 3rd at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon at the church.

Rachel's Address
Listed below is the address
where you can send cards and
letters to accident victim,
Rachel Freeman while she is in
rehab. She would certainly
welcome any words of
encouragement. Send your
cards to: Rachel Freeman, 631
W. Lake Circle, Longwood,
Florida 32759-2957.

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New Prospect Baptist Church


Sunday, June 5th Friday June 10th
6:00 9:00 P.M.

5:30 7:00 P.M.

Food, Fun, Fun, Fellowship




Join us for a week of
Bible-learning fun as
we set out for
Serengeti Trek!

Location: Lydia Baptist Church
The Trek Will Last: June 6th 10th
Serengeti Fun Begins At: 9:30 A.M.
Serengeti Fun Ends At: 12:30 P.M.
For More Information Call Pastor 498-3708

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Burning Bridges
Lighthouse Word Church on US Alt. 27 in Chiefland, Florida,
will be hosting a youth and young adult concert featuring Dixie
Counties own, Burning Bridges on Sunday, June 12th at 7:00 .
pm. The group, led by Matt Herring, has been touring with
various Christian bands throughout Florida. This will be .an
interdenominational gathering of students designed to, help
encourage and uplift.them in their faith.
For more information, please call Jane or Walter Turner at 352-

Behold The Tabernacle of God Rev21-3
Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord, say Yes, we npw
desire that "better and enduring substance" (Hebrew 10:34), found in the,.:,
sprit of God, and thus we are being pressured into the very center of
Christ to be FOUND IN HIM. It is not in seeking by natural means to,
enter in, for such action in itself denies Sprit- identity, hence this requires ,
Rest a cessation of all the struggles of the flesh and mind in order that
there might be a perfection of Fusion into our true spirit reality in Christ.
In the Day of the Lord, say Praise God, Again and again we have seen the
stripping away the gifts and graces removing that which spoke 'of the
soulish realm, that He might become our ALL. Because of that desire for.
identity in spirit-realms of true spirit-substance and because the time is
long and the vision often seems to carry, then men will group to solidify
with the carnal mind that which is spirit-reality, but this only causes more
confusion, a mixture of good and evil, holy and. profane. Rather, we must
abide the crystallization according to HIS TIME-which actually results in
just the opposite for WE BECOME THE CHANGED ONES, and it is our
change into spirit that causes truth to appear more crystallized. We are not
bringing rich spiritual truth down into flesh realms, but we are to be lifted
up ever higher. Spirit is timeless but it is our progressive release that
brings the difference. The more we are identified with CHRIST, the more
we are separated from the natural. Now WHENEVER it is made visible
LIKE ONES TO HIM WE SHALL BE, because we shall see him just as
HE is. I the son of man say, He has a body, but of a much higher, .
composition of the spirit real, and nothing like the density and low
vibratory state of our present body of humiliation. We shall all be
charged." (1 Cor. 15:51). God is spirit, and to worship Him IN" spirit is
more than just with or by the spirit, but indicates that we come into a
state of being where we are dwelling IN SPIRIT. Yes, there shall be a .
change, and our very state of being will then manifest what we have
BECOME in HIM. The outward manifest action will be according to'tie
need of our surroundings but the INNER SUBSTANCE will be SPIRIT, to
be identified in CHRIST, a new creation.


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Ross & Mitchell Wedding

Road Tri

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By Capt. -Brian Smith
You'Never Fnow When You Add
a'-"' used the title before. Everyday off the coast is exciting
because you never know what is going to happen over the course
of the day. Saturday it happened and I wasn't there. I was aboard
Miss Wanda, fished by Jimmy and Wanda Bostic (how they came
up ith the name is a "wanda" to me?). They took me and family
out" t6 spread the ashes of my father-in-law on the Gulf. A
mournful occasion shared amongst us; it was where I needed to be
on Saturday. Everyone needs gracious and giving friends like
Jinf and Wanda. Just to write a bit, the pure giving iof many
people during hardship is an exposure of character that must touch
the"hardest of hearts. Goodness, it is wonderful to be loved.
Special thanks to the folk at First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
ufo supporting my wife when I was away floating. Hometown
su'tu pISeaod! a m t Gl.
In my absence, the guys, Lil B and Capt.'Richard Taylor,i
look Cat Nap out for charter Saturday. Seas were rough that day,-
turning soine planning to fish far off bottom, back to the river.
Smartly, the guys set up short, in 24 foot of water, to grouper fish
and lay out a flat line for kingfish.
SThe day before, I had darted in to grouper trick fish in the
satiel 6cation. Seas where fairly calm that day. We tricked -50
po6iin'd'of grouper (four fish) into the cooler in 45*minutes. The
tw6 big ones were taken free lining dead baits. The look on the
guys' faces when I parked the boat in shallow water and told them
wd ere grouper fishing was lackluster. The look on their faces
wHleriT pulled anchor was priceless. -
-t'Back to the point,- Lil B is observant, and we took time
togethier to explain what we did because the next days weather,
Saturday, was predicted to be nasty. That's why he directed Cat
Nap to shallow water Saturday morning to start fishing. That is
whe ffiThappened...
',.The 8500 Penn spinner bowed down running line off. In brief
tiiiie, the fish jumped. It tail walked twice. When it did that it
shbwxed its' unbelievable species...sailfish!!! The fish walked on
water. Lil B, Capt Richard and crew went into hyper mode after
seeing the show. They cleared everything, neat, so Brad Carroll,
the anigler, could tend to the sail at hand. Over the excitement of
time; the fish was hand landed, photographed and released. The
fislvwas 60 inches in legal length (three inches short) and weighed
29t.5 poundslA rare and wonderful event happened within sight of

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iNets ...
'One of Florida's most controversial amendments was passed
in 199,4, the Net Limitation Act. Since the amendment has
. passed, the commercial fishing industry and the balance of
,I the ecosystem have been in constant decline. HB 741 would
protect the environment for future generations while allow-
Sing.commercial fishermen to continue earning a living which
contributes to the economy of our communities across the
state. This issue is for
.. .. from over. The Office
of Program Policy
Sld 1Analysis and
hGovernment Account-
ability (OPPAGA)
along with the
,University of Florida,
Florida State
i Uo University, and Florida
Atlantic University will conduct a 2 year study to examine
the effects of the current mesh size and make determinations
in various mesh sizes. Other issues to be considered in the
,study will be the overall effect of the nets on the environ-
ment I filed HB 741 with the belief that rules and authority
shouldbe based on scientific andbiological data. Currently
this data does not exist. Upon completion of this 2 year
i study, the compiled data will prove the effects of the current
i mesh size and will reveal any changes needed to protect the
economy, the environment and the people.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005


Tenderness and kindness
are not signs of weakness
and despair, but mani-
festations of strength and
resolutions. -Kahlil Gibrain

tree-line. Add saltwater, you never know...
Grouper fishing is wonderful in the hard bottoms between 40-
55 feet using dead bait. Live bait is great but not that necessary at
the moment. A box of frozen goodies or chopped up.grunt is fine
bait over good bottom. Save gas ($) and grouper fish closer to
shore is the point.
Kingfish are running around whacking deep trolled lures from
30 feet on out. Putting out a CD18 or CD22 Rapala in the spread
will improve the opportunity of enjoying the scream of a kingfish
run on your rod. If nothing else, flip a free-lined dead bait off the
stem while bottom fishing to take a chance at a good kingfish.
One king cunng the day is worth the effort just for fresh steaks on
the grill. I enjoyed fresh grilled kingfish tonight.
Trout and red fish seem to be jumping in five gallon
abuckets to get to the docks. Guides and recreational anglers are
bringing up outstanding loads of fish. Baits run the gamut.
Spend time on the flats with a bait and something will hit.
Cobia...they are on the flats. Float a livie behind the boat
while you're trout fishing.
Thanks for reading. Take care of yourself and the tackle.
Capt. B
A visit to a first class fishing-tackle shop is more interesting
than an afternoon at the circus.

FWC Weekly Report
May 20-26. 2005
This report represents some significant events the FWC
handled over the past week; however, it does not include all
'actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.
May 23, Officer Zachary Clark was conducting land patrol in
Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he observed a
parked car on the side of the road. After following an obvious path
into the woods, he came upon a-subject in possession of a shovel
and'some archaeological finds. After a short interview, the subject
admitted to excavating the finds there along with some at his
residence. All finds were seized and he was cited under FS267 13,
which bans finds from state controlled lands. The 47 items were
stored as-evidence'at the Crystal River Office.
Levy and Dixie counties'' officers made numerous marine
resource cases representing several species to include .grouper,
redfish, and shark. The warm weather has prompted fish and
fishermen to appear in greater numbers. An over-the-bag limit of
redfish case was the same individual who was caught months
before with a gill net aboard his boat. The fish were found
concealed below a plywood sub floor.
May 21, Taylor County Officers assisted the Perry Optimist
Club in their 15th annual saltwater fishing tournament. The
fishing tournament is a charity event where 100 percent of the
proceeds go to children programs in Taylor County. The event
attracted more than 500 fishermen and raised over $36,030. The
officers assisted with the weighing and measuring of fish during
the event.
This past week culminated a three-week detail targeting
unlawful harvest and/or possession of fish along the Taylor
County coast. The enforcement efforts yielded 44 cases involving
trout, redfish, cobia, grouper and amberjack.

S&S Charities

The Fifth Annual S&S
Charities Golf Tournament
was held at Southern Oaks
Golf Club on April 15, 2005,
and was very successful. This
year, $54,870 was raised to
benefit the LCCC Foundation
and itg Take Stock in
Children'Program, as well as
Hospice of North Central
Florida. Both organizations
were awarded: $27,435 each,
which resulted in $2,935
more than first anticipated
and reported.,
The S&S Charities Golf,
Tournament has donated
$237,782 to selected charities
since the first annual golf
tournament began in 2000.

Club Golf
Tournament ,
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
scramble. ...
Entry fee is $150.00 per
team. Registration begins at .8S
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-

Bears Youth Basketball

Camp 2005
The Dixie .County Basketball Program and Coach Andrew'
Thomas are having 2 camps for the summer of 2005.
Dates are June 6-9 for ages 8-11, boys and girls. June 13-16 for.:
ages 12-15, boys and girls. Times are from 8:00 am 12 noon,a'-,
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 ex aluation',
for off-season program. i:
Anyone interested in signing up, registration forms will betat:i
the front office of Dixie County High School or contact Andrewn
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 befre the first day of camp. They will ,e,
accepted the mr" "-ing of the first day, but it would be appreciated if
they were in advance.

A terrible thing happens when you don't advertise...NOTHING!
Call the Advocate Today 498-3312

State Representative



*Voter Approved Indigent Care Surtax:
This bill was passed unanimously and gives counties with a
population of 50,000 or less the ability to decide through voter
referendum to impose a half cent tax to help fund indigent care
and medical facilities.

Recreational Licenses and Permits:
I sponsored legislation that will give our military personnel the
ability to purchase a military gold sportsmen's license for $18.50
that will be all inclusive for fishing and hunting. This is a small
token of our appreciation for the risks they take to secure the
freedom of all citizens.

A Study of the Mesh Size of Nets:
A constitutional amendment in 1994 limited the size of nets to
500 square feet. The Commission rule limited the mesh size to
a 2 inch stretch, Allowing commercial fisherman to use larger
mesh sizes would allow juvenile fish to escape and spawn. A
study will be brought back to the Legislature in 2007.

Uses of the School District Tax:
Legislation that would allow local school boards the flexibility
to use discretionary dollars where they feel those dollars would
be most effective. This was passed unanimously in the house,
however failed in the senate.

Statewide Distance Learning:
Continuing funding will assure the advancement of technologi-
cal and practical advances in the areas of horticulture. One of
the priorities for the district that I represent is appropriations
for this industry that provides significant training and services
with statewide impact.


Florida House of Representatives'
Representative Will S. Kendrick'
District 10
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Dear Friends: '
This Legislative Session proved to be exciting and challenging. New leadership brought renewed
anticipation as Legislators met to tackle the many tough issues facing the citizens of this great State. ,
Our citizens, ranging from the youngest to the elderly, will see benefits from a well debated budget
from Kid Care and Universal Pre-K to funding for senior centers.
Funding highlights for District 10 include:
$21.6 million for new school construction
$34.4 million in Small County Resurface Assistance Programs L '
$1.5 million for Small County Courthouses
$4.7 million for District 10 water/wastewater projects
$4.3 million for FRDAP projects
I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in the Florida Legislature.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any issues and concerns that you may have.
In yourse.rvice,

Will S.Kendrick
State Representative
District 0

Committees: Environmental Regulation (Vice Chair)*Agriculture &
Environmental Appropriations*Future of Florida Families
Legislative Budget Conmmission*Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance


The Budget

; 2005 Session

This year the Legislature passed a '
$63 Billion Budget. It is a great year for ;*
S funding in rural i
counties. Many priorities will be realities
including new schools, courthouse fund-
ing, and beach restoration, Water projects
and community historic restoration proj-
ects were also funded along with economic

Through much debate ..
and compromise, we ..
worked successfully
through important -
priorities for all the
citizens of the State.
We provided funding
for Universal Pre-K,
and our most vulnerable
in the Medically Needy

18th Annual "Gold Hook Award"
Kids Fishing Tournament
The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold their 18h Annual
"Gold Hook Award" Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday-June
4, 2005 from 6:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Hart Springs public boat
ramp, CR 344-Trenton.
Entry fee is $25.00 donation per boat (1 adult & 1 child per
boat) Age Group-5-8 years -9-12 years 13-16 years. Trophies
will be awarded in several categories, Largest Bream- Largest
Bass, Largest Trash Fish, Total boat weight, Free drawing for
Trolling motor with each entry! (Donated by Wal-Mart- Chiefland)
This event is open to the public everyone is welcome. For more
information: call (352) 542-9827 or (352) 463-1409

Dixie County*Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Page 9

Dixie Co. Health Dept. & School Health will be doing "Free
Physicals" (Sports/school) starting Junelst. at RRMS clinic.
Call 498-1290 for an appointment. Don't wait until August!
There will be no guarantee of getting one after school re-opens
in August.

Buddy Martin's
Weekly Sports Commentary
Shaq is a great player, but....
I'll never forget the first time I saw
Shaquille O'Neal as a 17-year-old freshman
. playing for LSU in the Southeastern
Conference basketball tournament at Orlando. I
ran to the pay phone not yet owning a cell
phone back then and called my sports talk
associate in Denver to tell him: "I have seen
the future of basketball!"
Shaq has been everything I expected and
more. He was voted
one of the game's 50
greatest players and
tasted the grape of
,. being voted league
MVP for the 1999-
-0 2000 season and
named three times
MVP for the finals.
When Shaq left
Los Angeles, he was
wearing a good guy's white hat. He, along with
coach Phil Jackson, had been spumed by Laker
golden boy Kobe Bryant and owner Jerry Buss.
Shaq was motivated and immediately he
began to take revenge out on the NBA Eastern
Conference opponents. The Miami Heat rode
on his back. And in the playoffs, when he
played hurt, it only endeared him to his
teammates and the fans.
I.Yet today I come before you to contend that,
great as he is, Shaquille O'Neal is such a
liability to the Heat in the conference finals
that he might be the reason they will lose the
best-of-seven to Detroit.
This is not a popular thing to say, given that
Kbbe has become the NBA's favorite whipping'
boy after going through an ugly rape trial in
which he was acquitted, and Shaq has emerged
as Mr. Nice Guy. Truthfully, though, if the Heat
make the title game it won't be just because of
It is second-year guard Duane Wade that
coach Stan Van Gundy must go to in crunch
,tme, not Shaq, because O'Neal cannot be
trusted at the foul line. Just as was the case in
Game 2 when Shaq was fouled late in the game
and missed both shots, the Heat won't be able
to go to him in the low post in the final seconds
of Game 3.
Others who played his position suffered
from deficiencies at the foul line namely Wilt
Chamberlain so this problem isn't brand new.
But it's a major liability.
When the experts sit down to judge the all-
time greatest players in the NBA, however,
Shaq can't be in that first tier with Magic
Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.
Those guys wanted the ball at the end and,
more times than not, made their crunch-time
shots. For sure they weren't three guys their
opponents wanted to see on the foul line.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Hey, it's great that Shaquille O'Neal
wants to be a law enforcement officer, but at 7-
foot-1, who's he possibly going to be hiding
2. If you don't believe the gap between the
college and pro athletes is narrowing, take a
look at the police blotters on campuses lately.
3. College football coaches think for a
moment they are coming clean by allowing us
to see how they voted in the final poll, but one
.must ask what are the hiding the rest of the

4. Let's get all those women drivers jokes
off the table now, before Danica Patrick revs
up her engines at the Indy 500.
5. The news that Alex Rodriguez has been
seeing a therapist made front page news last
week in New York, but, then, George
Steinbrenner sends them so much business that
he should be named the shrinks' Man of the
This Just In: Chico, The Man
Just in! case you don't realize the impact of
former White Sox shortstop Chico Carrasquel,
who died last week, the diminutive Venezuelan
paved the way for other Latinos in baseball by
overcoming the language barrier and beating
out the Yankees Phil Rizzuto for a starting All-
Star position in 1951. He and second baseman
Nellie Fox brought quickness to the game as
the double play combination of the famed Go-
Go White Sox. Chisox manager Ozzie Guillen
says of Chico: "He wasn't the greatest ball
player from Venezuela, but he was the greatest
Short Stuff
Of the fact that he has drawn packed houses
and helped raise $13 million in Gamecock
Club dofiations, Steve Spurrier says: "So far,
'nobody has booed, so life must be pretty good
for the Gamecocks." ... Among those not so
:amused about the remake of "The Longest
Yard" are the folks at Appalachian State,
identified in the movie as one of those
"overmatched opponents" whipped up on by
Florida State ... At his outgoing news
conference, departing Orlando Magic GM John
Weisbord said that he'd "rather win one
Stanley Cup than three NBA titles" obviously
forgetting that THERE IS NO NHL HOCKEY!
Bumper sticker. sign or tee-shirt
1. One nice thing about egotists: They
don't talk about other people.
2. They told me I was gullible ... and I
believed them.
3. Teach a child to be polite and courteous
in the home and, when he grows, he'll never be
able to merge his car onto a freeway.
Paying a steep price for Man U
The Glazers deserve a certain amount of
credit for putting together a Super Bowl
championship team, although one must ask if
that wasn't a one-shot wonder. What they don't
understand is that owner sports teams require a
certain bedside manner.
The Brits apparently consider the Glazers
boorish American gluttons and no doubt will
place them in tabloid headline purgatory.
For instance, last week at the Super Bowl
press conference, the Glazers were asked if
they had any message to send to the fans of the
newly acquired Manchester United. And Bryan
Glazer responded: "We're here today to
celebrate the Super Bowl in Tampa in 2009.
It's a very important day, and I would hope that
you will respect that."
Afterwards, Ian Glover James of the British
News Network ITN commented:" If he'd only
said something like, 'We're proud to be
associated with Manchester United and we
look forward to developing the club and being.
respectful of its traditions.' His silence just
confirms the worst prejudices and the worst
publicity that has gone out already."
Today's Proverb
It is much easier to suggest solutions when
you don't know too much (Malcolm Forbes).
And good morning..,
... Urban Meyer. It's tough to get your arms
around a 500-pound gorilla, so don't try to.
micro-manage the Florida football program or
you'll wind up with coaching burnout.

National Fishing & Boating Week June 4-12,

Aims To Hook Kids On Fishing
Fishing is more than just catching fish; it gets kids off the couch and outdoors, where they can
build a lasting appreciation for nature.
Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that kids spend an astounding 44 hours a
week with TV, computers and video games. Perhaps that's why Richard Louv, author of "Last
Child in the Woods, says that kids today suffer from "nature-deficit disorder." The Recreational
Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) suggests that parents seeking a cure should try family
National Fishing & Boating Week (NFBW), June 4-12, was created to get families moving in
the right direction. From California to Florida, and in most states in between, more than 700 on-
water events are planned, including fishing derbies, regattas and festivals. The aim is to help kids
connect to nature and build a foundation to stay connected into adulthood.
To make it easy to find scheduled events, times and locations all across the U.S., the nonprofit
Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has posted a comprehensive listing on its public-service
website, Events can be searched by state, town and zip code to identify family-
oriented fishing and boating activities close to home.
At a time when many parents are concerned that their kids spend far too much time indoors,
fishing is a good way to motivate them to get off the couch. "I've interviewed many parents across
the country who want to get their kids outside, but they don't necessarily know where to go or how
to do it," said author Louv. "Because it's so easy to do and so widely accessible, fishing is a great
solution for many parents."
"Fishing differs from many other forms of outdoor recreation because it not only gives kids a
lasting way to connect to nature, it improved family communication in ways few activities can,"
says Bruce Matthews, president of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. "National
Fishing & Boating Week gets things headed in the right direction by getting kids interested in
fishing and boating early."
Dean Cain Serves as 2005 NFB W Honorary Chairperson
To help spread the word that fishing is a great pastime for families, actor Dean Cain has agreed'
to be the 2005 honorary.chairperson of National Fishing & Boating Week. Best known for his role
as Superman/Clark Kent in "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," Cain is an avid
angler who enjoys fishing with his four-year-old son. Cain will be in New York City on June 2 and
3 doing media interviews to promote NFBW and to discuss how fishing benefits kids.
Free-Fishing Days Mean There's No Excuse Not to Go Fishing
To provide families an opportunity to try recreational fishing without the commitment of
purchasing a fishing license, most states now sponsor free-fishing days when no license is required.
Many states have scheduled these days during NFBW, providing an additional incentive for people
to get out on the water. A complete state-by-state listing of free-fishing days can be. found at
Since 1991, fishing participation rates have been in a slow decline. In response to this trend,
organizations like RBFF have launched a variety of efforts and events such as ,NFBW aimed at
stemming the tide and ensuring a strong future for one of America's favorite recreational activities.
NFBW is also part of Great Outdoors Month, designated by presidential decree as the month of
June. During Great Outdoors Month, state and federal agencies, conservation groups, service
providers and related businesses are holding family events in communities across the country.
According to RBFF, more than 50 million Americans participate in fishing and boating every
year; that's more than play golf and tennis combined. Additionally, 83 percent of state funding for
managing and conserving aquatic resources comes from the sale of fishing licenses, and from excise
taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel. These funds ensure .that fishery resources are well-
managed, accessible and conserved for future generations to enjoy.
About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
The RBFF ( is a government-funded, nonprofit organization established in 1998 to
increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby increasing public awareness and
appreciation of the need for protecting, conserving and restoring America's aquatic natural resources.
Recreational boating and fishing are America's favorite sporting activities, with more than 50
million people participating every year that's more than play golf and tennis combined.

DOH Reminds Of The Risks Associated With

Corsuming Raw Oysters
To officials with the Department of Health (DOH) urged high risk Floridians to avoid
consume. .g raw oysters, which often harbor the naturally occurring bacteria Vibrio vulnificus.
"It's important to realize that most cases of Vibrio vulnificus can be avoided by taking the proper
precautions," said DOH Secretary John 0, Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "There are several
cooking techniques individuals in high risk groups can use to enjoy oysters while remaining safe."
Those most at-risk for developing serious illness from Vibrio vulnificus include heavy drinkers
with liver damage and people with certain health conditions such as liver disease, diabetes, cancer,
stomach disorders or any illness or treatment that weakens the immune system. While otherwise
healthy persons eating raw oysters with this bacterium are less susceptible to becoming ill, at-risk
individuals are more likely to become extremely ill or die. People in these high-risk groups are also at
risk of illness if they have wounds or cuts and wade in estuarine areas or seawater where the bacteria
might be present.
Thoroughly cooking oysters, either by frying, stewing or roasting, eliminates harmful bacteria and'
viruses in the meat. Consuming raw oysters that have undergone a post-harvest treatment process to
eliminate the bacteria can also reduce the risk of illness. Initial symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus
infectioncan include mild nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, followed by distinctive swollen skin lesions,
and septicemia (blood poisoning). If someone experiences these symptoms after consuming raw
oysters, they should contact their personal physician immediately for diagnosis and to receive
antibiotic treatment.
Last year, the Florida Department of Health investigated 37 cases of Vibrio vulnificus, 11 of
which resulted in death. Twelve of the cases were attributed to wound exposure; ten of the cases and
five deaths were attributed to the consumption of raw oysters; and the method of exposure of fifteen
of the cases and six deaths were undetermined.
For more information, please visit DOH's Web site atwww.doh.state.fl.usand choose "Food and
Witerborne Disease" from the subject list.
Additional information can also be obtained by visiting the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation
Conference Web site, choose "Consumer Education" from the Subject List, and then

"Risks of Eating Raw
w//;ptth:ta ww cdc gov/health/di s

Oysters" or from the CDC Web site
.htm. Click on Health Topics A-Z and choose "Vibrio


Dixie Youth Football League
Next sign up for the league (ages 6-12) will be Thursday, June
9th, 6:30pm at the voting precinct on 55A. the cost to sign up is &
75.00 and will include a summer camp, which will be held July 21-
July22 6pm-8pm and July 23 8am-noon, You must be signed up
and have paid the &75.00 prior to July 21" to attend camp. Parent
volunteers are needed and appreciated please plan to attend June
9th If you are interests in volunteering. Games will begin Sat, Sept
3rd 2005 and will be played every Saturday through the end of
October 2005. Games will be held at Chiefland, Cross City,
Trenton, and Branford. If you have any questions, please call 498,-
2856, 542-9319, 542-3453,or 498-0008



Summer adult welding classes will begin June 6,
2005, running through June 29, 2005. Classes will
be held each Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
evening from 6:00 10:00. You can earn state
certification in SMAW, MIG, and TIG welding. Be
qualified for jobs that pay $8.00 $16.00 per hour.
The cost for the class is $76.80. Classes will be
held in the welding shop at the Dixie County High
School, taught by Mr. James Smith. A minimum of
:10 students is required to hold class. For more
information call Donna Wright at 498-6149.

Tides for.the Coast of Dixie County
June 3,- June 30, 2005
4181 29 30.0' N 83* 22.0' W Pepperfish Keys, Gulf Coast-cont
Fri 3-Jun 1134AM 2.7 7:06AM 1,4 12:48PM 3.4 8:26 PM 0
Sat 14-Jun 2:27 AM 2.8 7:49AM 1.6 1:25PM 3.5 9:10 PM -0.2
Sun 5-Jun 3:12 AM 2.9 8:29 AM 1.6 2:00 PM 3.6 9:51 PM -0.4
Mon 6-Jun NM 3:51 AM 2:9 9:06 AM 1.6 2:35 PM 3.7 10:29 PM -0.4
Tue 7-Jun 4:28 AM 3 9:42 AM 1.6 3:09 PM 3.7 11:06 PM -0.3
Wed 8-Jun 5:04 AM 2.9 10:18 AM 1.6 3:42 PM 3.7 11:41 PM -0.2
Thu 9-Jun 5:40AM 2.9 10:55AM 1.5 4:16 PM 3.6 ,
Fri 10-Jun 12:14 AM -0.1 6:16 AM 2.9 11:34 AM 1.6 4:50 PM 3.5
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Return of
'Rite of
Summer' -
MDA Carniyals are back
with a bang! Updated for the
new millennium, these
homemade backyard carnivals
teach kids "It's Cool to
Care," while raising money
for the programs of the
Muscular Dystrophy
Many adults fondly
remember holding backyard
carnivals for "Jerry's kids"
when they were children. The
carnivals featuring
homemade games, booths
and shows -- were popular in
the 1960s and 70s, raising
thousands of dollars to help
children and adults with
neuromuscular diseases.
Once promoted on locally.
produced children's television
shows, the new MDA
Carnival program takes
advantage of the modem
route to children's hearts: the
Internet. Organized under the
theme "It's Cool to Care,"
the new program offers
MDA Carnival kits, which
can be found at or by
calling (800) 572-1717 to
When we are unable to
find tranquility within
ourselves, it is useless to
seek it elsewhere.
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request the free kit in CD-
ROM or printed form.
Kits include everything
from instructions on how to
build a booth or create a
carnival game, to publicity
materials, recipes for carnival
food, safety tips, printable
signs and other carnival
"Backyard carnivals once
were a rite of summer, and to
this day we still get calls
asking for information about
the program," MDA
President & CEO Robert
Ross says. "Some things
change over time, but not the
desire of parents to teach
their children the importance
of helping others."

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far-reaching professional and
public health education. The
Association's programs are
funded almost entirely by
individual private

The youngest president
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Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended Ma 26, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,499
compared to last week 8,312 and 10,790 a year ago., According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:

slaughter cows and bulls were
Heifers unevenly steady.
Feeder Steers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2

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

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

For All
Makes &

steady to weak, Feeder Steers and

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

750-1200 lbs

1000-2100 lbs.

$ 160 230
$ 130- 175
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says teenagers shouldn't have more
than 200 milligrams of caffeine a
day. But not every caffeinated
beverage is created equal the
following is the break down of
caffeinated beverages:
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coffee contains around 80
milligrams of caffeine,
depending on how strongly it
was brewed. But size matters: A
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drinks have between 30 and 45
milligrams of caffeine, but some
have more. Worse, each drink
contains about 10 teaspoons of
sugar empty calories with no
nutritional benefit. If you must
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with a piece of fresh fruit and
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milligrams of caffeine, Simpson
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chases alcohol with Red Bull
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vodka cocktails). But experts
say it's not a good idea to
combine stimulants and
depressants. "If you mix alcohol

with caffeine, you end up being
alert with poor judgement," says
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explanation for Britney's Vegas,
wedding shenanigans?
Tea -- Teas usually has less
caffeine than coffee 20 to 90-
milligrams, on average, .
compared to brewed coffee's 6Q
to 180 milligrams. A 16-ounce*
bottle iced tea, like Snapp~le:.
contains about 45 milligranmst
Herbal tea is Caffeine-free.
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pizza. They're good for you,"
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I wonder what you'll think of Julian. He's quite a. guy, and I'4
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things to do in his life that the good community of Ysleta just'
couldn't provide. Julian is today probably the most successful
private detective in America maybe the world.
Let me give you an idea of just how successful. He goes to,
work every day in his chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. He lives ina -
$1 million home, complete with an indoor swimming pool, private
lake, and waterfall. The house has some unusual amenities, such
as a zoo for the kids with a panther, tigers, puma, and chimps. And
let's not forget the tennis courts, for Julian's favorite past time:.
(He's quite good at it, too.) He frequently flies to his customers in"
one of his two private airplanes, not to mention the helicopter
sitting on the helipad next to his home.
Now remember I said Julian was a private detective, and you
might know that most PI's aren't nearly as successful as Julian:
And you might be wondering just how he got to be so successful.
Well, he is willing to do something that almost no other detective
is willing to do. He is willing to accept assignments from
customers on contingency. That's right, if he doesn't find your mani
or woman there's no charge. And he sure gets lots of business
that way.
Over the years Julian has tracked down stolen goods that the
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children ,for distraught parents. He caught shoplifters for stores,
found missing wives, husbands, friends and even a few lost loves.
Yes, Julian is quite a guy. But he's most famous for orie-
"caper," as he calls it. That was when he was hired by Marlonr
Brando to find and recover Brando's captured son, ChristiaAin
Julian had to go deep into the jungles of Mexico, and surprise and
hold eight vicious kidnappers captive until the authorities arrived:
But he did it, and that's about par for a day's work to this man. Nor;
bad, huh? Quite a guy.
Oh, there is one more thing you should know about Julian.
Something that makes everything he does almost something of a .
miracle. It's a Little Known Fact: that probably the world's most
successful private eye is also someone who has overcome a huge'
handicap. At least I believe that's the way most of us would view
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Dixie Soil & Water Conservation
2005 Poster Contest Winners

Prior to the end of the 2004-2005
school year, the Dixie Soil &
Water Conservation District held
a countywide poster contest. The
theme was "Celebrating Florida's
Conservation" and was open to
the2nd and 3rd grades. This
year's winners are all from Old
Town Elementary School, they
are: Top picture 3rd Grade
Winners l-r Charlene White of
the Dixie Soil & Water
Conservation, 3rd Place Tyler
Hunt, 2nad Place Brooke Windler,
and 1s Place Eli Long; Pictured
Right, 2nd Grade Winners l-r -
Ch rlene White, 3rd Place
Jacqueline Aqular, 2r" Place
Jodie Alford, and st Place
Savannah Corbin.

Mayor Treated To "Taste of Pittsburgh"

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"Pittsburgh Clih' members gather in front of the Putnam Lodge for a photo after a great meeting and meal.
I Several weeks ago, the Cross City Mayor, Tank Lee and his wife Debbie were invited to a
nreeting of the "Pittsburgh Club"' at the Putnam Lodge. The meeting was hosted by Putnam Lodge
nranager Ernie Tokay, who is a native of Pittsburgh.
i The club consists of people from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who have settle in Florida. The
nieetings are held in various locations, mostly in Citrus County.
S'A\bout 36 members gathered at the historical Putnam Lodge, bringing with them their favorite
Pittsburgh cuisine. After indulgencing in a various array of dishes and desserts, the members had the
ojyportunity to take a tour of the Lodge and to fellowship with each other.
A great time was had by all...and everyone was looking forward to their next trip to Dixie
County. Thanks to Ernie and the "Pittsburgh Club" for the opportunity to taste these excellent foods
ahid meet some great people!

Attention DCHS
Classes of 1939
through 1949,
Classes of
1951,52, & 53

,At last year's DCHS
Reunion in June at the Trail
Riders Club at the Airport, the
Classes of 1939 to 49, agreed
to invite Classes of '51,52, and
53 to join us in our Reunion
this year, again at the Trail
Riders Club on June 24th
arid25th. The Reunion runs
two days, Friday and Saturday,
starting at 2:00 PM. On Friday
from 2:00 to 5:00 PM is time
for renewing friendships; war
stories and talking about the
good times at DCHS way back
when. At 5:00 PM, for those
who wish, we will meet at the
Salt Creek Fish Restaurant at
Suwvannee for a special
seafood menu ( at a special
price) at 5:30 PM for $12.501
each (including taxes and
gratuity- pay at restaurant.)
Please let me know if you plan
to attend this dinner Reunion.
Then on Saturday, again at
the Trail Riders at 2:00 PM,
we will gather for Registration,
updates on the past year,
socializing, music,
announcements, past pictures,
and memories. At 5:30 PM
dinner will be catered and
served Buffet style at 6:00 PM.
For; Our Saturday Activities
Reunion, Please Mail a Check
For $12.00 To: Leon Wiggins,
P.O. Box 1030, Old Town, Fl.
32680 to arrive NLT Friday,
June 17th. You will be issued a
dinner ticket at registration for
presentation at the buffet
serving line. Leon is our
coordinator. You may reach
himr at (352) 542-3488 for
further info.

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Benefit Dinner -
To Be .
Held June 10th '.. .
A Benefit Fish Fry will be
held June 10th at the Cross *
City City Park beginning at
11:30am. All proceeds will go
towards funding Robert
Timothy Carter's trip to the *
Florida High School Rodeo '
State Finals in Brighton, FL. 1 3
Robert currently holds
tenth place out of the top
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Dinners will consists of
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Please come out and help support this young man in his endeavor to become the Top Junior Bull
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Rick Gordon Band To Perform at
Watermelon Festival
The Rick Gordon Band will be performing at the 51st Annual
Chiefland Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 4. The band will
start their show at 9:00 am in the park downtown on Main Street.
The parade down Main Street starts at 10:00 am followed by the

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Rick Gordon Band
watermelon auction in the park. The band will resume after the
auction and will play two more sets.
Besides the parade and concert there are plenty of food
vendors, arts and crafts, and crowd favorite free watermelon!
Local group, the Rick Gordon Band has performed at nearly
every Chiefland Watermelon Festival for the last twelve years.

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i The Dixie County Advocate would like to erir.,; ...-. Hc., r
Thanks and Appreciation to all our military men a ,.7,1a ,, o ij e
bravely defending and protecting our nation, ,in trdI itre :,,
everywhere, against terrorism and hatred. May CoJ 6i,, i,,,. .,
And Each One Of Them!

,United States Army
*Sgt. Jason Woodall C Co 2-3 Aviation Brigade, Iraq
*SPC James Daniel Wood -3rd BN 15th Inf. Unit 93202
*Sgt. Brandy Langford Navarijo 47th CSH Unit Madigan, WA
*Cpl. Johnathan Kennison Ft. Stewart, GA
*Sgt. Jeremy R. Pfistner, 108th MP CO Fort Bragg, NC
*Spc. James R. Pfistner, 3/1601h Special OP Aviation Regiment Iraq
CW4 Casey Ragsdale Special Ops -USA
*Pvt. 1" Class Joshua Taylor
*Paul A. da Silva Special Forces
*Cpl. Justin Eugene Robles 101" Airborne 626 FSB
*Cpl. Katherine Rebekah Dye-Robles 101 t Airborne MEDDAC
*PFC Michael Coleman 641h Armor iraq
*PV2 Joseph S. Ippolito Military Police
*SGT. David J. Maxgay 98' Army Silver Band Ft. Rucker
SSSgt. Robert McCleese C Btry / .-52 ADA 5th Corp Unit
*PFC David Jeffries 82nd Airborne 4 ADAR, Ft. Bragg
Cap. Sidney P. Hill, Jr. 144th Transportation Div.
.Sgt. Dawn Marie Coffey Thomas Iraq
*SPC. Joseph Bannister 103"r 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
tCpl 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
*Sgt. Timothy Parsells 2nd BAT, Alpha Battery, Iraq
SPFC Wade Harrington Patrick Air Force Base
'PFC William Lansdon Irag
*Pvt. James Cuvelier 35th Engr. BN, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
SPFC Megan Kuhn-Marable Iraq
SSST Anthony Measel Uzbekistan
SPV Kariann Lubin 10th Infantiy, 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
*PV2 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, 1s' Armored Div. -
Baumbholder, Germany
*PFC Joshua S. Taylor, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
*PFC Sean Creighton, AR BN 4th ID Ft. Hood, TX
'PFC Jessica Randolph, Fort Drum, New York
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)
P, FC Joshua D. Miller, 1s MEF, 1 MHG MTOPS, Baghdad, Iraq
United States Air Force
'*SSGT Mike Wood 28th Bomb Wing, B 1 Bomber-Flight Medic
*SSGT Raun Howell Keesler AFB, MS
S SSGT Anthony Orville Measel, Jr. Eglin AFB, FL
*Maj. "Rocky" Ragsdale Las Vegas, Nevada
S. *TSgt. Tyson Smith 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA
*SSGT Vanessa Ellenberg PSC 76th
SSRA Georgia R. Tedin 51" MDSS, Osan AFB, Korea
'AIC 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
*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
*Lt. Ryan Stoddard
*PO Ann Borcheller USS Donald Cook, Norfolk, VA
*CDR William "Trey" Wheeler, Ex. Officer, VP-10, Brunswick, MA
*AO Kimberly Parker Sanchez 126th Sq, FA18 NAS Lamoore, CA
*A03 Horcio Sanchez 147th Sq USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf
*AOC 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
*Seaman 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
SSeaman 2nd Class Clifford Aaron Revels, Jacksonville
SNational Guard
- United States Coast Guard
PS3 Malcom Osteen
*CPO Randy Ellison
S*Petty Officer Terri Paschall Gould, Mayport, FL
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Post 91 News
Last Sunday, May 29, some members of our Post 91 Legion
Family bade farewell to one of our own, Legionnaire Patricia
(Pattye) Scott, at a memorial service at the First United Methodist
Church in Trenton. She died on May 20th at the VA Hospital in
Gainesville of ovarian cancer. Former husband and close friend,
Norman Scott, told us she was not aware of this cancer until she
went in for another matter on Monday, May 16th. Keep Norman
and Pattye's family in your prayers. Patty had been a member of
Post 91 for some years now and we will miss her and her smile.
May God bless and keep her always.
Because the regular monthly meeting on June 11th will be
mainly Installations, all Post business will be conducted at the
Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, June 9th, at the
Canton House Restaurant on East Wade Street (SR-26) in Trenton.
We will meet at 7:00 PM. One order of business will be the recent
changes made to the Post by-laws.
Friday, June 10th, will be a Post Work-Day to get the final
touches on the building to be ready for the Installation Day. If you
have the time, come on out, there is plenty to do. The doors will
be open by 08:00 on Friday morning and the coffee will be
perking. With enough help, the jobs will be easy and fun. Get to
know your fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary members. All of our
'family' is invited to turn out for this 'party.'
Remember our Armed Forces all over the world every day in
your thoughts and prayers. Here at home, watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the families of those called to
active duty, helping out however and whenever you can.
For God and Country, Wayne Gravely, Commander, Jamerson-
Sheffield Post 91 of the Florida American Legion

Governor Jeb Bush Has

Designated June 5-11, 2005 as

Florida Watermelon Week.
The Florida Watermelon Association extends an invitation to
you to join in the celebration. A statewide marketing campaign
will be launched to increase public awareness of the health benefits
of watermelons.
This marketing campaign will include appearances by the
Florida Watermelon Queen, which travels throughout Florida and
the United States, promoting the watermelon industry. She gives
tips on the selection of watermelons in addition to discussing the
nutritional and economic value of watermelons.
For additional information on Florida Watermelons Week
activities or if you would like to schedule a promotion or
appearance by the Florida Watermelon Queen, Please contact
Sharon McCall, FWA promotion Coordinator at ( 386) 294-2616
or smccall(&

FACC Sponsors Two Workshops
Summer's here and you will probably get bit by the heat. To
help stop heat's effect on those who find themselves in its path,
Lake City Community College (LCCC) chapter of Florida
Association of Community College (FACC) sponsored an
informative mini-workshop on extreme heat and what it can do to
your body.
Attendees were shown a PowerPoint demonstration on the
different aspects of heats exposure and how to cool down when
you get too hot. The main message in the first workshop conducted
by Alan Espinosa, LCCC EMS instructor, was to know the
symptoms of heat exposure and what you find yourself or someone
else in this situation.
In the second workshop Espinosa discussed potentially
dangerous drug interactions with ordinary food and with other
over- the -counter medications. He stated that the Internet is a
good resource to find out information about reactions that can
occur when talking prescription drugs and every day living.
For more information on the Emergency Medical Services
program, visit the college's Web site at or
call (386) 754-4292
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Teen Book Club

at the Library
Three Rivers Regional
Library System will hold a
Book Club meeting in
conjunction with the Florida
Library Youth Program for
Teens. The book selected for
reading is Jackaroo by Cynthia
Jackaroo is the story of a
young heroine named Gwyn,
who lives in an imaginary time
similar to the Middle Ages.
Known simply as The
Innkeeper's Daughter, Gwyn
has no identity and only two
options for the future: Marry
and become her husband's
wife or stay single and serve
her younger brother. When
hard times befall the Kingdom,
Gwen dons the costume of
Jackaroo, a mysterious figure
who travels the land leaving
coins for the destitute and
saving the wrongly accused
from hanging.
While this is a book with a
strong female lead character, it
is suitable for both male and
female readers. The library has
five copies available for
checkout between now and the
date of the book club meeting,
which is Wednesday June 15th
at 1:00 p.m. at the Dixie
County Public Library.
It is best to have read the
book before attending, but that
is not a requirement. The
program is intended for
students in grades 6 through

Log Cabin

Log Cain Quilters met
Thurs. May 26h at the Levy
Co. Quilt museum. Quilting
goes on each week and we'll
soon be putting in two new
ones. We have decided to use
the Flowers of the Month quilt
that now hangs at Wal-Mart
for our give away quilt at the
Show in Dec. We have never
given away a quilt that is
embroidered, so this will be
our first. Wed, Jarrod and ten
boys were out to work and all
the things that need doing; one
cleaned my little garden and
planted different kinds of
peppers. In the afternoon, after
the mowing and trimming was
done, they learned how to
make sauerkraut. They
chopped cabbage and packed it
in jars, and then it was finished
inside. It was a great learning
experience for them and they
do so many things out here that
I can't get to. They painted the

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was a great a day for. all of us.
Linda Chapman came by, she
is here from CT. and she
makes many of the dolls we
have here. We hope she will 6be
coming back to stay soon.
Lunch was great. Betty made
Lemon Pie and we had rice
and chicken, eggs salads and
fresh peaches.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Local Group Wants to

'Dodge The Bullet'

Dixie Sheriffs Deputy, P.J. Hope is shown wearing one of the
bulletproof vests needed to protect those whose job is to protect us.
SBy Terri Langford Staff Writer
A group of Dixie County citizens, headed by John Friskey of
Horseshoe, has made a pledge to Sheriff Dewey Hatcher and his
officers to help raise funds for much needed equipment such as
bulletproof vests.
Friskey stated that $20,000.00 would need to be raised in order
to purchase 13 vests and accessories. Currently, Dixie officers are
either without vests or their vests are on the verge of being

! Card of Thanks
SThank You! Thank You!
;Thank You! It's a funny thing
about life. You never know
where things are going or
exactly what's going to happen.
But, one thing I've always been
Stable to depend on is my
i family, friends, and our county
>' to help, no matter what. The
numerous times Larry, my
V husband, has been at death's
door, you guys would come to
nm rescue.
` Never in million years did I
*give a thought that one day I
;would get cancer. I still have a
-hard time saying that. I usually
'saN the doctor says that I have
:cancer. I don't claim it, I would
|rather say that I'm healed.
S' Anyway, my cup runneth
: over. I'm overwhelmed at the
"'love everyone has shown to
me. Living in a small town,
;the same small town that my
SDad before me and his DIad
Before him- has lived in,
'definitely has it perks.
In my heart, I feel like
Dorothy from the Wizard of
Oz. There is no place like
Some. I'm am blessed and my
;life is made complete by you,
;Dixie County. I've ask the
"Lord to put a special star in all
your crowns for the love and
'kindness you've shown to me.
', If I can't repay you personally,
,I' promise to always pay it,
,Torward, as long as I live.
I can't express with words
uhow much each of you mean to
'me. From the smallest to the
:, largest gesture, whether it be in
.the form of a phone call, a
prayere, cards, food, fresh -fish
From the river, which was off
'the chain I might add, visits,
trips to chemo and radiation,
,:talks in the waiting room or at
. the doctors office, offers to take
me to my treatments, money, a
smile, a wave, a nod, I love
you for it.
To everyone that worked on
Hee Haw and participated in
any way, I give you a gigantic
SALUTE!!! It was a lot of
work, ads, snack bar,
decorations, cooking the food,
Foodland for donating the
food, the ladies that cooked the
cakes, all the CD's and stuff
from Nashville, the ring from
Cheek's, everything was
I've finished with my
treatments and am at a rest
period, with surgery sometime
after the 17th of June. To all
the area churches and the saints
of God, please continue to call
my name out to the Lord. I am
forever grateful.
Gloria Futch Gilbert


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obsolete. Vests only last about
five years before the material
that helps stop the bullets starts
to break down. "This will be
the first step in helping our law
enforcement get the equipment
they need in order to do their
jobs," Friskey said.
The first fundraiser will be
a raffle. Thanks to Danny
King, the group will have one
of his famous grills to raffle
off. You will be able to
purchase tickets for a chance at
the grill beginning June 5th at
the following: Foodland,
Horseshoe Beach Center,
Dixie One-Stop, Horseshoe
Beach Marina, Horseshoe
Beach Caf6, Sally's Galley and
the Dixie County Advocate.
The drawing will be held prior
to the July 4th holiday.
Future fundraisers will
include a Benefit Cookout,
hosted by the Citizen's Group
with special guest,
Representative Will Kendrick.
Plans for an auction is also in
the works and a more unique
fundraiser is the Adopt-A-
Deputy, program. (More
details on all of these coming
in the near future.)
With the budget tight and a
growing population, our law
enforcement needs all the help
it can get. Please join in this
worthwhile fundraiser, become

a part of the solution to
fighting crime in your
For more information on
how you can help, you can
contact Friskey at 498-7515.

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how mean, or how wise
a man is, he feels that
happiness is his indis-
putable right.
-Helen Keller

Happy Birthday
It's been a year already and we
love you very much and would
like to wish you a Happy
Love ya, r
Big Brother, Mommy &
Nanny Mae


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Free International Business

Breakfast Seminar

To Be Held June 16th
Explore the payment options available to exporters and the
risks associated with each, as well as ways to mitigate those risks
to the extent possible. An overview of Letters of Credit is also
presented by John D. Richards, Vice President in Wachovia Bank's
Global Trade Services group, at the International Business
Breakfast Seminar, "Export--and Get Paid!" on Thursday, June 16,
2005, at 7:45 am, Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 SW 13th Street.
Presented by Santa Fe Community College's Center for Business,
in partnership with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce,
there is no charge for the event, which is covered through a US
DOE Business and International Education grant.
To RSVP, call 352.395.5896 or email cbpd( by June

4BR, 2 B FAMILY HOME. 2'2 decks 2. ._1' i q ti ... ,:narrnr. kI..:r.:,-n
stylish MBR & Bath, must see at $91,000 MLS#748292.
-Also Available: 3.14 acres for $29,900 MLS #748672
-US 19 5.6 acres for $140,000 MLS #748346
-US 19 15 acres for $150,000 MLS # 748345
-US 19.15 .cres for 150,000 MS # 74834

If you' can attain repose
and calm, believe that you
have seized happiness.
SEleonore de Lespinasse


The Florida Highway Patrol
will: be conducting driver
license and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the
following dates: June 1-30
2005. These checkpoints will
be held at the following
locations, in the following
Dixie Chavous Rd, CR
55A, SR 349, CR 349, CR
351, CR 358, Willow Hole Rd
Gilchrist SR 26 SR 49,
SR 47, CR 138, SE 70th Ave,
CR 232, CR 340, CR 341 .
Lafayette SR 20, SR 51,
SR 53, SR 349
Ley SR 24, SR 45; SR
49, SR 51, SR. 320, CR 320,
CR341 CR345
Troopers will focus on
vehicles that are being operated
with defects and violations
such as: worn / unsafe tires,
bad brakes, improper window
tilting, cracked / broken
windshields, unsecured loads,
and defective lighting. In
addition, attention will be
directed to violations of: driver
license laws, motor vehicle
registration laws, non-use of
seatbelts and motor- vehicle
insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol
has found these checkpoints to
be; an effective method of
enforcing state laws, which
relate to. the safe and legal
operation of motor vehicles.


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Display Ads
Monday @ 5:00pm

Classified Ads
Tuesday @ 12

Need more info
call 498-3312

CANAL LOTS with concrete
seawall, current electric and
water, ready for RV. Nice oak
trees and only minutes to the
Gulf, only $265,000.

Bluegrass Pickin At Trenton Train

June 4h, 6:00 p.m. at the Trenton Train Depot, will be the
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass Pickin. So bring your bluegrass band
or come hear some of the best Bluegrass in North Florida. Bring
your lawn chair and enjoy Great Bluegrass Music from 6:00 p.m.
til? And don't forget to bring your instruments; there will be plenty
of room to set around n'jam. Come on out and enjoy a great night
of good ol'time fun. Have any Questions please call 800-990-5410
for Cloud. See Ya There!

SLorene Thomas Realty, Inc.
yy Highway 19/98, Old Town FL 32680
SPhone: 352-542-8568
Real Estate forYourWorld E-mail dchewning@email.comr
All size lots and acreage are available, call for more information.

MAGNIFICENT FIND j5,.)7 hJ eel:,- id,^ L ii
the river, with a well maintained and
completely remodeled 3/2 DWMH that LIVE IN TOWN Convenient and close
includes a new roof, tile floors and to shopping, banking and more is
counter tops. This property is fenced where you will find this 2/2, WELL
& gated. TOO MUCH TO LIST. Must MAINTAINED, site built, older home.
see to appreciate. Call for an This home is fenced on three sides.
appointment. $290,000. (748478) PRICE REDUCED. $79,000. (748493)

WOOD FRAME HOME on ONE PLUS Owner will consider financingthis
ACRE in the heart of the City. This FULLY FURNISHED, 3/2 SWMH
home features a MASTER SUITE close to the Greenway Nature Trails
w/home office, wood stove with easy access to Steinhatchee,
FIREPLACE, screened PORCH. Suwannee and Cedar Key for Gulf
Close to schools, shopping, banking Fishing. Call for details! $59,900.
and medical. $79,900. (748893) (747735)
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Southern Sky Realty of Florida. Inc.

50 Main Street P. O0. 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.


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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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Screened party room above
boathouse. Fish cleaning patio, deck,
carport & tackroom. Fenced, with
lots of extras. 5 minutes to the
Suwannee River. $375,000.



US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 ** Cross City, FL
Bath brick w/pool, garage/workshop and RV garage. Walk-in Pantry;
Built-in glass front displays; two fireplaces and too many other amenities
to mention. Approx. 3200 sf, $259,500.00.
** SIX RENTAL UNITS ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a package. Located in Cross City with city water and
*- 4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, %,B home with carport on paved
street in homes-only subc _. p ?q -it ing room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room r dck, cityvater 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.
-32 ACRES FENCED PASTURE with scattered oaks, part of old family
farmstead, off CR 353. $220,000.
FIVE "OLD FLORIDA ARPWOD" with well, septic & power
pole near Old Town. $55,0.e n
*-THREE 2-ACRE PARRCs."s @f goods Sub. on SR 349.
Paved roads & building resffftis. $5,000.0. 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 P ja^Peilditg Hammock Subd. wooded &
private. $35,000.00 each.
**CAMP TWO SUBDIVISION 2 to 5 acre lots, just outside Cross city on
CR 351 North., Starting at $20,500.00.
*3.39 ACRE COM E..AJt CT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
2 5 1 o f V n t a g e S 0 'e t .' =
-*2.04 ACRE COMMERCIAL JBfi fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
150' of frontage $iAe1 .e '"


VERY NICE HOME on shaded 2.84 acres. Paved
streets. New metal roof in 2002, new AC wheat
pump, new 4" well, also has 2" well, storage
sheds, 12'x20' Florida Room, and 12'x20'
screened porch. Close to schools, shopping, Gulf
of Mexico & Suwannee River. Shown by
appointment only (DR-7479889) $67,000. Call
I'll, I I ~l..

An anachronism, an event placed at the wrong date, is
so called from the Greek words ana chronos meaning
"out of time."


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

Phillip D. Cothron,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

(352) 542-1313
*3 BR, 2 B, paved road, in Old Town, recently remodeled, 1
acre, $124,000.
*1/4 to 3/4 acre lots in Quail Run. Deed restricted community -
$40,000. each.
*2BR, 2 B, 2 story, approx. 1700 sq. ft. on 2 lots on canal in
Steinhatchee, storage shed, tropical landscaping, hurricane
shutters, most furniture stays. Tropical Paradise.
*Steinhatchee waterfront! 2BR, 1B 1500 sq. ft. approx.,
central heat/AC, great for entertaining, $425,000.
*Waterfront on Suwannee River, Lots 24, 25 in Rock Bluff,
total 8.2 +- acres, 275 feet on river, permitted to build dock
and walkway, septic permit pending, $175,000.
*2 Camping Lots on Suwannee River, Log Landing $25,000.
*Lot 23, Majestic Oak Subdivision, Hatch Bend area, 222
riverfront property $40,000(?) Large oaks on camping lot.
*Up to 3500 acres of timber/hunting property in N. Taylor
County, managed timber land, Equafina (SP) river runs
through property. Broken down into smaller tracts.

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

Since 1958

Jim King Realty, Inc.

Visit us at

315 N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 19) OFFICE: 23382 SE 349 Hwy.
Chiefland, FL 32644 17871 NW Hwy. 19 Suwannee, FL 32692
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(352) 463-6144
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furnishing on file In office Won't last long at this -l t n .CaIfap 2e
prical (LMH-74f383-D) $4,500. Call 493-2221. todayll $38,000. (LMH-748843). Call 493-2221.

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P.O. Box 822
Cross City, Florida 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.: 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 & Tina 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, shalli 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: Caria 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.,
SP.O. Box 790, Cross City, FI 32628
*Cariton & 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
highestt bidder at the Dixie County
iCourthouse 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



Biennial Election of the Mayor-
SCouncilperson, and the four Council
: Members of the Town of Horseshoe
SBeach, Florida will be held on Tuesday,
. July 12; 2005 as provided by the Charter
' ard Ordinance of the Town and by the
SLaws of he State of Florida.

SAll candidates must qualify as such in
, accordance with the Town Charter and
-.Town Ordinances and the laws of the
, Slate of Florida and must register with the
* Town Clerk as candidates for election
-.and pay a Fifty Dollar ($50.00) qualifying
Sfee with the Town Clerk. The time for
T registration of candidates shall commence
*"on June 13, 2005 at 9:00 A.M., and shall
Cease on June 22, 2005, at 5:00 P.M.

;Book closes for registration to vote on
.. June 10, 2005. You must register with the
-,. Supervisor of Elections's office in Cross

City. FL
, The Town Council has designated the
City.Hall of the Town of Horseshoe Beach,
Florida, as the voting place for the
..election and the polls will open at 7:00
A.M. and close at 7:00 P.m. on the day of
the election.

Sheila Brown
' Town Clerk.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition
has been filed by Marie Sanchez and Len
Beckham before the Town Council of
Cross City, Florida for a special exception
and a variance from the terms and
" provisions of Town of Cross City
Ordinance No. 234, the Town of Cross
City's Land Development Regulations.
The said petitions concerns the following
described' real property located at 16291
SE Hwy. 19, Cross City, Florida in the
Town of Cross City, Florida and is more
particularly described as follows:

Description as found in Official Record
Book 62, page 578:;
PARCEL 1: All of Lots one (1), Fourteen
(14) and Fifteen (15) in Block Threp (3) of
of Cross City, Fla., as per the plat of said
L.V. HESTER'S SUBDIVISION on file and of
record in the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Dixie County, Fla., and
being located and situated in the SE 1/4
of SW 1/4 of Sec. 4, Township 10 South,
Range 12 East, Dixie County, Fla. LESS
Road No. 55 right-of-way and that part
being within the boundary of the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad right-of-way. ALSO
LESS AND EXCEPTING: All of the West 10
feet of Lot One (1) Fourteen '(14) in Block
to the Town of Cross City, Fla., as per plat
on file and of record in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dixie County,
Florida, being located and situated in the
SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 4, Township
10 South, Range 12 East, Dixie County,

PARCEL 2: Beginning at a point in the
Southwesterly right of way line of
Grantor's 130-foot wide main track right of
way, I.E., 65 feet wide on each side of the
center line of said main track, said point
located 2295 feet southeast of Grantor's
Milepost AND -794, as measured along
said center line and also being the
northernmost comer of land now owned
and formerly owned by H.E. Landcaster;
running thence southwesterly along the
dividing line of property now owned and
formerly owned by H.E. Landcaster and
Grantor, 161.3 feet to a point in the
northeasterly property line of Grantee;
thence northwestwardly, at right angles
from the preceding course, along the
dividing line of a property owned by
Grantor and Grantee, 95.15 feet; thence
northeastwardly, at right angles from the
preceding, course, 161.3 feet to a point in
Grantor's southwesterly right-of-way line;
thence southeastwardly along Grantor's
southwesterly right-of-way line; thence
southeastwardly along Grantor's
southwesterly right-of-way line, 95.15 feet
to the point of beginning; containing 0.35
acre, more or less.

The nature of the special exception
requested is for permission under Section
4.11.5 to construct and operate an
automotive service and repair facility in an
area currently zoned as "Commercial
General" under the aforesaid Ordinance'
No. 234.

The nature of the variance requested is a
request for permission to construct the
said business utilizing only 110 feet of a
front footage on U.S. Hwy. 19 as opposed
to 150 feet which is ordinarily required
under the Section of said
Ordinance No. 234.
A Puhlir H arinn will he conducted before

'u r cuUIh ring will Dil ooucUIuum.ou irI
the Town Council of Cross City, Florida at
City Hall, 99 SE 210th Avenue, Cross City.
Florida on June 9, 2005 at 7:00 P.M.

The public may appear and be heard with
respect to the request for special
exception and request for variance
contained within the said petition at that

A copy of the petition along with all
supporting materials are available to fhe
public at City Hall in Cross City, Florida.

If any person decides to appeal the
decision of the Town Council with respect
to any matter considered at said hearing,
they will need a record of the proceedings
and for such purpose they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

... '- LECAL


Elementary School Annex no later than
12:00 p.m. on June 6, 2005.

For further bidding information call Mark
Rains, Executive Director of Support
Services at (352) 498-6159.

Equal Opportunity: The Dixie County
School Board pledges itself to comply to
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (PL88-353) to
assure that no person is denied
employment or subjected to different
treatment on the grounds of race, color,
religion, national origin, handicapping
condition or political affiliation.

The first commercially
successful steamboat was
Robert Fulton's Clermont,
built in 1807.



The Dixie County School Board
announces the following School Board
Policy Hearing to which all persons are
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
6:00 P.M.

School Board Meeting Facility
Highway 349 South
Old Town, Florida

General Subject Matter To Be Considered

Final Adoption Of Revisions To School
Board Policy

Copies of proposed revisions are
available upon request by contacting the
Office of the Superintendent of Schools at
(352) 498-6131.


I hereby authorize the legal publication of
the following Notice of Responsibility.'

As of the 19th day of May, 2005, I LuAnne
Dempsey, serve notice to any and all, that
I am not responsible for debts incurred by
anyone other than myself, inside or
outside of Dixie County, Florida.

LuAnne Dempsey
May 16, 2005

that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Johnny Appleseed (whose
real name was Jonathan
Chapman) was an American
pioneer who planted large
numbers of apple trees
along the frontier in the late
eighteenth and early nine-
teenth centuries.

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.


Legal Aid C

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the A.D.A. Coordinator, Telephone
Number (352) 498-3306, not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired (TDD) call, or voice
impaired (V), call (352) 498-3306.

DATED this 24th day of May, 2005.
Angie Bush
Town Clerk
Town of Cross City, Florida


to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Planning Agency, at
a public hearing on June 2, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting Room,
County Courthouse located at 401 North
Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida.

ZC-05-08, a petition by Herman Sanchez
to request a zoning change on the
property described, as follows:

Parcel Identification Number: .11-10-12-


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

The above described property does not
constitute the homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
INDUSTRIAL (HI) on the property
described as follows:

Parcel Identification Number: 11-10-12-

Part of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and the
SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 11,
Township 10 South, Range 12 East, Dixie
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the NE Corner of the said
SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 11, thence
N 89D 30' 07"W, along the north line of
the said SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and the SE
1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 11, a
distance of 1359.05 feet to the centerline
of Rollison Road; thence S 14D 12' 18"
W, along said centerline, 415.01 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence S 87D 14'
32" E, a distance of 1461.06 feet to the
east line of the said SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4
of Section 11; thence S OOD 10' 59" W,
along the said East line, 314.32 feet;
thence N 87D 14' 32" W, a distance of
1602.45 feet to the centerline of Rollison
Road; thence N 27D 16' 48" E, along the
said centerline, 182.55 feet; thence N 21D
57' 21" E, along the said centerline,
156.62 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing: 11.00 acres, and subject to
the maintained R/W for an existing paved
County road known as Rollison Road,

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

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

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

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

The Dixie District School Board will accept
sealed bids for demolition and
replacement of computer Lab casework
and furniture at Anderson Elementary

A bid packet can be picked up at the
Business Services Office at the Old Town
Elementary Annex (old school) from
Pamela Cannon. Bid Specifications can
be picked up from Pamela Cannon.

All sealed bids must be returned to the
Business Services Office at the Old Town

Coolers or ice chests costing less than $30 (electrical
coolers are still taxable)
Gas or diesel fuel containers costing less than $25
Portable self-powered lights, battery-operated flashlights,
battery or gas-powered lanterns, or candles costing less ,
than $20
"Last year's hurricane season caught everyone off guard, 'b
Floridians came through with shining colors," said Crist. "T
hurricane preparedness tax holiday will make it easier for Flori
residents to begin preparing at the very beginning of this yeai
season instead of waiting until the last minute."
During the hurricane tax holiday, sales of clothing, footwe
books and certain accessories will remain taxable.

Page 16

The Dixie District School Board will accept
sealed bids for 2 Air Cooled Variable
Speed Drive Chillers for the Ruth Rains
Middle School.

A bid packet can be picked up at the
Business Services Office at the Old Town
Elementary Annex (old school) from
Pamela Cannon. Bid Specifications can
be picked up from Pamela Cannon.

All sealed bids must be returned to the
Business Services Office at the Old Town
Elementary School Annex no later than
12:00 p.m. on June 20, 2005.

For further bidding information call Mark
Rains, Executive Director of Support
Services at (352) 498-6159..

Equal Opportunity: The Dixie County
School Board pledges itself to comply to
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (PL88-353) to
assure that no person is denied
employment or subjected to different
treatment on the grounds of race, color,
religion, national origin, handicapping
condition or political affiliation.


A Special Called Meeting of the Board of
Trustees of Tri-County Electric
Cooperative, Inc., will be held at 7:00 P.M.,
Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the Tri-County
Electric Cooperative, Inc., headquarters
building located on U.S. Highway 90,
approximately two miles West of the City
of Madison, Florida.

This Special Called Meeting is to discuss
and take action on settlement of Clay
Electric Cooperative, Inc. vs. Seminole
Electric Cooperative, Inc. litigation.


to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida, Statutes, and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Planning Agency, at
a public hearing on June 2, 2005 at
10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting Room,
County Courthouse located at 401 North
Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida.

ZC-05-07, a petition by Lawrence D.
Crow to request a zoning change on the
property described, as follows:

Subject to all valid easements, restrictions
and reservations of record, if any,
however, this shall not serve to reimpose
the same.
The above described property does not
constitute the homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
INDUSTRIAL (HI) on the property
described as follows:

Part of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and the
SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 11,
Township 10 South, Range 12 East, Dixie
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the NE Comer of the said
SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 11, thence
N 89D 30' 07", along the north line of
said SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 and. theSE 1/4
of the NW 1/4 of Section 11, a distance of
1359.05 feet to the center line of Rollison
Road; thence S. 14D 12' 18" W. along
said centerline, 415.01 feet to the Point of
Beginning thence S 87D 14' 32" E, a
distance of 1461.06 feet to the East line of
the said SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section
11; thence S OOD 10' 59" W, along the
said East line, 314.32 feet; thence N 27D
16' 48" E, along the center line, 182.55
feet; thence N 21D 57' 21" E, along the
said centerine, 156.62 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Containing: 11.00 acres, and
subject to the maintained R/W for an
existing paved County road known as
Rollison Road.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time,
and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will
be published; unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the date
of the above referenced public hearing.

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

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

All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they. may need to ensure

How can I stop being harassed by creditors?
Federal law prohibits harassment by collection agencies: o
attorneys. For example, they may not contact you at unreasonable
hours: before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m., unless you give yo
permission. They also may not use obscene or profane language o
call you constantly to annoy you.
Consumers being harassed by debt collectors should -
Head off harassment before it starts.
When financial setbacks prevent you from paying all of ybo'
bills, call the creditor and explain your situation. Explain that you
have to pay the landlord and utilities first, and that you will pay
your other bills when you can. Don't over promise: it's better to
be realistic about your prospects for paying. By contacting the
creditor first, you may avoid having the debt turned over to; a
collection agency, which will usually be less flexible than the
creditor in working out a payment plan.
Write a cease letter.
If explaining the situation doesn't stop collection efforts, the
simplest way to stop contacts is to write the collector a cease letter.
Federal Law requires collection agencies to stop dunning after they
receive a written request to stop. It's a good idea to include in the
letter why you can't pay right now and what your expectations aire
for the future, though this is not necessary. You should also note
in the letter any billing errors and/or abusive tactics debt collectors
have used in their contacts with you. Be sure you keep a copy of
the letter and send it certified, if possible. Here is a sample letter:

[name of collection agency]
Dear Sir:
I am writing to request that you stop communicating with
me about my account number with [name of
creditor] as required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act 15
U.S.C. Sec. 1692c( c).
I will take care of this matter when I can. Yoitr
cooperation will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,
[your address]
Be sure to read the fourth and final part of our series on debt
This article is not to be interpreted as legal advice, but is public
The Lake City office of Three Rivers Legal Services serves this county.
Three Rivers Legal Services provides civil legal service for low income
residents. The office number is 1-800-495-0039.

Join Us For FREE Summer Meals
Summer Food Program Sponsored By Dixie District School
Food Service
**Rule Change Children Must Consume Meal On Site.
DATES & SITES: (Wednesday) June 1, 2005
Through (Wednesday) July 27, 2005
NOW SERVING 5 Days A Week, Monday Friday! -
*Anderson Elementary School Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 8:30
a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. 1245 p.m.
*Dixie County High School: June 6-30 & July 18-27) (4 Days
a week only) Lunch 11:45 a.m 12:15 p.m.
*Cross City Park Lunch 1230 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
*Hinton Landing Old Town: 12:45 pm 1:30 p.m.
*Horseshoe Beach City Hall: Lunch: 11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
*Head Start: Oliver Street, Cross City: Lunch 12:00pm 1pm,
*New Old Town Elementary School: Old Town, Lunch 11:45
a.m 12:30 pm
*Old Town Community Center: Hwy. 349 North, Old Town:
Lunch 11:45 a.m -.12:30 p.m
*Old Town Volunteer fire Dept., Hwy. 19 North, Chavous.,
Road, Old Town: Lunch 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
*Purvis Landing Park: Hwy. 349 North to NE 272 Ave., Old'
Town: Lunch 1245 p.m 1:15 p.m.
*Waldo park: Off Hwy. 349 on Spillers Hwy., Old Town:
Lunch 11:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon.
*Goronto Springs, hwy. 353 North, Old Town: Lunch 12:30
p.m. 1:30 p.m.
*Voting Precinct #6: Hwy. 19 SE 55A, Old Town: Lunch:
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
June 6-9 Faith Baptist, Supper only, 6:45 8:00p.m.
June 6-10, Church of God, Cross City, Supper only, 6:00 -
8:00 p.m.
June 6-10, Old Town First Baptist Church, 346A, Old
Town, Supper only, 6:45 8:00 p.m.
June 6-10 Lydia Baptist Church, Hwy. 19 North, Cross City"
FL, Lunch only, 1100 12:00 p.m.
June 13-17, Methodist Church, Cross City, Supper only 7:00
8:00 p.m.
June 13-17, Scrub Creek Baptist Church, Hwy. 351 North,
Lunch only, 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.
June 20-24 McCrabb Baptist Church, Hwy. 349N, Old
Town, Supper only, 6:45 7:45 p.m.
July 11-15, Central Baptist Church, Hwy. 351 S, Cross City,
Supper only, 6:00 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact: Dixie Food Service Office at
498-1295. Free meals served to all kids age 18 and younger. No
registration, no fee.

June 1st Brings Relief, Protection

to Florida Consumers
Attorney General Charlie Crist today advised Floridians that
June 1 is a day of opportunity for consumers, with the arrival of a
tax-free "holiday" for many common hurricane supplies. .In
addition, Crist said, two bills awaiting the Governor's signature
would provide further benefits to Floridians during the hurricane
season that begins Wednesday.
From the start of June 1 through the end of June 12, Florida
consumers will be able to purchase certain hurricane preparedness
.items without local or state sales tax. Items exempt from taxation
during the period include:
Portable electrical generators costing less than $750
Radios, two-way radios, weather-band radios, tarps,
flexible waterproof sheeting, ground-anchor systems, and
tie-down kits costing less than $50
AA, C, D, 6-volt, and 9-volt batteries costing less than
$30 (automobile, boat and AAA batteries are still


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

op CLASSIFIED and ave

FPR, SALE 24,000 BTU Amana window
unit air conditioner, $125.00, 498-5983.
*FOR SALE Wedding dress, size 4,
$350., 356-1154, Marinda Rains
",pR SALE Riding mowers, wood
shippers, chain saws, 542-2645.
ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe clamps, spools of wire,
anh a variety of electrical fittings all
brand new... half price or OBO for the lot.
CEall 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.
LOST DOG Black w/gray hair, female
Chihuahua. Lost in Forest Hills area,
North of Old Town. If found please call
'542-9428. REWARD.
protective band: reduce flea, tick, &
mosquito borne disease on your dog
:and' household. LAND'S RANCH
SUPPLY (542-0820).
FREE PUPPIES Collie & lab mix, call
Stan at 498-3616, after 7:00 P.M.
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.
GUNTOWNUSA Gun Sales, Repairs,
GREAT PRICES on special orders. Store
hours: 12 Noon 5 P.M., Tues., Fri. Buy,
Sell &,.Trade. Concealed weapons
traininQ classes, call for appoointment.
Call '542-3077. -
FOR SALE 1998 F-150 XZTPickup,
has Power doors/locks, PW, AC, AT,
sliding rear, window, cruise, tilt, CD
player, captain chairs, bedliner & new
tires. Excellent condition, 4.2 engine -
$6500.00 firm, 498-5983.
YARD SALE Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.,
Ward' Ave., past cemetery to Ottis
Brannin Rd., turn right. Yvonne Lanier's
YARD SALE- on Camp Street, watch for
signs, Fri. & Sat., June 3rd & 4th, 8:00
a.m. until. If it rains it will be postponed
until following weekend. June 10 th &
3 FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday, June
4 from 7 a.m. until? Lots of furniture,
,dishes and other misc. items. Located off
of Kate Green Rd., in Old Town, follow
June 4, 8am. to 12 Noon, Retta Reed's
house at County Yard. Lots of stuff.
Everything from gates to canning jars,
baby boy clothes, ladies plus size
clothes. Ya'll come. For more information,
'call-Debbie Brigman at 498-5878 after 5
Tuesday, & Wednesday. Contact Kristen
Osteen, (386) 365-3641. Fee -
'JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools
-Position: Possible "School within a
- 'Scheool" Instructional Teacher(s)
Location: Old Town Elementary,
Aiderson Elementary, & Ruth Rains
SMiddle School
'- Contact: Anne Stanley, Personnel
' Director
Dixie District Schools, P.O. Box 890,
Cross City, FL 32680, Phone (352) 498-
6149, FAX (352) 498-1308. -
Term of Employment: 2005-2006 School
Ybar, 196 days.
Applicagn.i Deadline: June 28, 2005
(12:00 Noon).
We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.
needed in 5 locations, from marion,
Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Columbia County
Areas. Must have own reliable
transportation, cell phone, computer
and-computer/office skills. Must be able

to work most weekends and holidays.
Your starting pay will be determined by
your Real Estate knowledge. All
applications will be Broker only
confidential interviews. Send Resume to
ELP WANTED Licensed Hair Stylist,
dnicurist at A Hair Shop -
teinhatchee, 498-2782.

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*Patient Care Assistant Program: Part-time
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license and 2 years recent experience in acute
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Must have BSN, FL RN license and 2 years
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Registered Nursing Program: Clinical faculty
for 20 hours/week (16) weeks). Must have
BSN, FL RN license and 2 years recent
experience in acute care. MSN and teaching
experience preferred. (4 Positions).
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email, for details.
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Hwy. 351A Timber Lane, Cross City, FL
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FOR SALE 2/2, 1993 Skyline mobile
home on 1.25 acres in the Cross City
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price $50,000, call (352) 529-6976 or
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on busy US 19. Call Phillip for details.
(352) 493-1069.
preparations, (352) 463-0179.
counseling and support groups for
women are offered through Another

Way, Inc. Services are confidential and
free. Contact any of our Outreach offices
at (352) 486-3305, (352) 498-1293,
(386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-2747 for
an appointment or the location and times
of group counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983,
Domestic Violence 1-800-500-1119,
information and referral services, legal
advocacy, community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational 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. #
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Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
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As the summer months
approach, LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers -
Civitan Region needs
assistance from local donors to
keep supply at a sufficient
level. Increased road travel
leads to more car accidents, and
thus, a greater amount of blood
available for transfusions. On
Friday, June 10, members of
the Steinhatchee community
are invited to give blood at
their community drive being
held as Mason's Market from
11a.m. until 6 p.m.
"The last time we held this
drive, we exceeded our goal of
22 donors," said Windy
Moore, branch manager for
LifeSouth. "We are striving to
accomplish the same feat at
this drive."
By coming out to Mason's
Market and giving blood,
donors will also be
automatically entered in a
drawing to win a gift certificate
from Sea Hag Marina. At the
last community drive held in
April, John Pattison was the
winner of the drawing for a gift
certificate from the Jiffy
Market, and Ms. Harden's first
grade class won an ice cream
In addition, for each time
donors give blood in 2005,
they will be entered in a
drawing to win a new Pontiac
C6 from Wade Raulerson
Pontiac. The more times a
person donates throughout the
year, the more chances they
have to win the car. Potential
winners must be 18 years of
,age at the time of the drawing
and are. responsible for paying
tax, tag and title fees.
For more information .about
'becoming a blood donor,
please contact LifeSouth at
(352) t 334-1000 or visit Donors
.must be at least 17 years old,
weigh 110 pounds or more,
and have a valid photo I.D.
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical
facilities in 17 counties in
North Central Florida
including Shands at UF, the
VA Medical Center, and North
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Youth Penny Drive

Pictured are Jake & Chantel Colson, Ben & Cathy,,
Edwards and Dale Colson ,: .
The Florida Baptist Disaster Relief is a ministry of the
Florida Baptist Convention. many of the associations
statewide have their own teams to assist victims of a nat'hral
disaster. The Lafayette Baptist Association is in the process of
forming such a team. The association is purchasing a 6'x,12'
trailer to house and haul the needed equipment.
The youth of Suwannee Baptist Church began a penny
drive to help purchase some of the supplies. The original plan
was to buy gas cans and other small items. As the pennies and
other change came in, they set their goal higher. After three
weeks of collecting and rolling coins, they were able t&6
purchase a Stihl chainsaw, bar oil and Tanaka oil, gas cans.
gloves, an Igloo cooler, a flashlight and other small items. The
youth made a presentation to the church and thanked them for
the support. More donations came in and they are starting
another list. 4
Suwannee Baptist youth would like to challenge other
Lafayette Baptist youth groups to begin a penny drive in their
church. If we pull together, the Baptist youth of this':
association can equip our disaster relief trailer.
Florida Baptist Relief training is held several times during.
the.year. As an association, we will be attending a session in,-
Ocala on June 25th. If you would like more information about
the ministry of disaster relief, please contact Fred Ed%\ ard's at
542-7573 or 542-7943.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 2, 2005

Dixie County Sightings
This week's Dixie County Sightings comes by way of Mrs. K.C.
Campbell of Old Town. A regular in our Dixie Sightings... It was while
traveling down the Horseshoe Beach Highway that Arthur spotted a most //-
unuisual occurrence, therefore making it the perfect Dixie Sighting. \
You can tell it's springtime...not only is everything in bloom, but all the r-
'critters' are coming out.
On our porch, we hang Hummingbird feeders and on one, we have a
frequent visitor...a 2 1/2 foot Pine Snake. This snake has been hanging
around our porch so much that our dog doesn't even bother with it anymore when it's at a lower
level. For the past 2 years, it has been coming down from the rafters to wrap itself around the feeder
in hopes to catch a Hummer for lunch (too bad it doesn't realize how fast they are). I can't tell you
how many times I have removed that snake from the feeder and tossed it into the woods only to
return again and again. This year, I took a lid to a large ice cream tub, painted it red and placed it on
top of the feeder, hoping to deter our slithery guest, but to no avail. .As you can see, he still came
calling, but this time couldn't wrap himself around the feeder or stay very long. At least I can rest
assure that the Hummers are safe with my little experiment...the snake will have to find another
lunch source.
Thanks K.C.!
Last month we featured a picture of a speed limit sign with crutches. We weren't too sure what
the deal was with that sighting until we received this email from Norman Elliot of Old Town....
Re: Sign on crutches.
Hi, I bought the old
Adkins place on county
,, PC -_ Vroad 353. When telling
e d.i.e-family and friends how to
& find my new home I told
n l I i t- 'l them that the road was
well marked with a sign
an. f l declaring the road
t .i- : "r.. number. Howsoever,
S. when they finally got to
So my house they told me
S that the road wasn't so
well marked. So next day
I went and looked and
sure enough there wasn't a
sign. However, *with a
IS little looking I found the
S sign laying face down
alongside the road. It had
been shot at least three
times and then run down.
You know the type, four
wheel drive pickup truck,
drinking, nothing else to
do, otherwise a good kid,
young fellow.
I needed that sign to
C 'be up so that friends and
... .family could find my
house. I figured that by
the time that I got a hold
of the right people and
they agreed to fix the sign
that I could have long
since done the job myself,
ii4: t :so I did. I had a spare
.. '"''":fence post so I took my

posthole diggers and went and proceeded to stand up the sign.
As I worked I began to philosophize, this sign, a being in it's own right, inanimate to be sure,
still a being performing a useful function, standing there day and night, rain or blazing sun, tirelessly
and faithfully serving humanity, informing any and all passersby of the speed limit and what road
they are on. By so doing it is perhaps more valuable than-some human beings who only ever
consume and never really contribute to the welfare of humanity itself.
I began to feel sorry for that sign, inanimate, yes, but a being to be sure, not a human being or
even an animal but an inanimate being and by virtue of the useful and faithful service that it
performs for humanity, thereby entitled to a modicum of respect. Having now ascribed certain
human characteristics to this inanimate being it therefore follows that it is wrong to so callously and
thoughtlessly assault and humiliate it.

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Having thusly concluded it followed that I needed some way to graphically illustrate the human'
like attributes of this inanimate being to it's human victimizer. I needed a way to make the human
who shot and run down this quite worthy inanimate being see the wrong of his destructive act.
What better way than to give the sign a set of crutches, after being shot and run down it surely
needed all the help it could get to be able to stand there and do it's duty. Perhaps the perpetrator of
the dastardly act against this worthy inanimate being would see him and be moved to a twinge of
Thanks Norm!
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County
Sightings column. Call or send your Sightings in Dixie County, to 352-498-3312 or e-mail the
picture and information to

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