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Dixie County advocate
Place of Publication:
Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
Creation Date:
June 30, 2005


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Began in 1922?
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Publisher: Skipper K. Jones, <1994>.
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Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).

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Sighting 18
'Get Your Freworks 18
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County Commission
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Apublibing SrtuSw & bent jfor eixie Countp bery We0ek, Without fail, E0ince 3fulp 1,1921

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

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Vol. 83, No. 27, 1 Section, 18 Pages Thursday, June 30, 2005 50

Brothers Injured Celebrating The

In Four Wheeler NeverFre 4th ofJuly
SFREEDOM ....Is NIever Fr"e! "We hold these truths to be self-evident,
oree't serio s" n he A-cthat all m en are created equal, that they are :
A c d n" .tu he-# di .o re any. .-- f ngand-oughtprovokendowedU-by their Creator with certain'
yT ferri Langford Staff Writer endowed
SBrothers Duane and Jamie Lord of Cross City unalienable Rights, that among these.are
swere having a great time riding their 4-wheeler Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of
last Friday, June 24, when disaster struck and Happiness..."
the two ended up in the emergency room. By Terri Langford Staff Writer
According to a family member, the two boys While most of us think of the 4ofJulys
were traveling on Lee Lane, off 55A when the day offfroe most of us think of the 4 of Jupicnics and famly as .'
Ibikee :flipped over, landing on Duane and Itgatherings in
oue, flipe tov lnd Duane and day off from work. firew orks, picnics and familyih
thrbwing Jamie. gathese times of
:When Dixie EMS arrived at the scene they unrest in the
quickly prepared the- boys for transportation to world
Gainesville. Jamie, 8, was treated for a large perhaps we
bump to the head and kept overnight fors perhaps we
observation. He was released the following day, t the time to
Saturday, but his big bro ther remain d with a the time eto 4
-Saturday, but his big brother AISG David Ezzell. along with "Old Glor"fling high abore the fire base at ShAin, .ghanstan remember
Duane, -12 (soon to be 13 on July 14h),The Advocate received these pictures and letter fro MSG Da id Ezzell who i just what this
crushed his third vertebrae (L3) and required stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, after his return from Afghanistan. His letter is very National
surgery. Fortunately he did not receive any fitting and thought provoking with the Fourth of July holiday just around the comer, holiday'boutis all
neurological damage and is moving his legs. Thanks David for representing the United States in our war on terrorism. His letter is It is a daybout.
This past Monday, surgeons went in and placed printed below: that we, as Americans commemorate the ysgning
plates in Duane's lower back, relieving pressure Dear Advocate, of th at we, as Americans commemorate thene signing
from the spine and allowing the broken vertebrae Just a few words to let you and all my fellow Dixie Count) residents that I am alive Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. We were
to heal on its own. C and well with the First Special Forces Group I AirbometI, here in Fort Lewis, Washington. a young nation, just 13 colonies.
While the prognosis is promising, Duane will My Mom, Catherine Ezzell, decided to sent me the DLxie County Advocate and I have "Proclaim y but we were a nation of people,
be undergoing extensive rehabilitation. The enjoyed reading about life in my home county. I did want to thank the residents and my Theroughout that were in pursuit of freedom
Lord family is very grateful for the outpouring of family for the prayers that hae gone out bfor all our fellow Armed Forces and let them All the Land and democracy, for our right to.
siPrt ands prayers fDand asks that you continue "See FREEDOM, Pg. 15 UntoAllthe "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of
would like to send Duane your "get well-" Thereoif[ h mappiness.p
wishes. you may send it to 247 Se 540'h Street, irs dThomaseDJafleron presented the
Old Town. Fl 32680. or you can call 498-224S or Sertit draft oihe Declaration of Independence to

Bay Scallop Season

Begins July 1st
By Terri Langlord Stall 1'riter
Open harvest for bay scallops %will begin Jul\ I and run
through September 10'1. The harvest is open to areas in the Gulf of
Mexico extending from the Pasco-Hermando Counr, Line to the
west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Countr.
Bay scallops cannot be harvested for commercial purposes.
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This scallop-harvester enthusiast is geared-up and ready. NVow all
he needs is directions to the Gulf.
Recreational harvesters are limited to two gallons of whole
scallops in the shell, or one pint of the meat, per da\. Boats are
See "Scallop Season." continued page 5

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'1776 1929

One hundred fifty three years a-'e Magna Co-arter of Anmw i-
ariliberties, Um Dmclaraion of *aendence aitrtndAWnndepen-
d tit HaJl at Pl i!adelphia. It written bty Thamias"Jf'trsqf
Virginia chairman of the o Tnm I 'here wene fifty five dee-
gatesmwho Aigned the Ddclartit *
The delegates of Virginia. Noth dl South CQitelia, ;Geoia.
Marylad..Dlaw1ar, Pennsylvan$ Jersey, Nev yqrk, Con-
antieut. RhodaJIslWd, Massu cbitts rindNew itditntetai
-Wely ped thbeletaratsn i1ll vs of its adoid wareceived
joyftully the people. After sev,. years of wwOfit l esMsf
jpaWd elp.rpnriedateby the Tity of PeBfesinreI.8 '
Awitsdnat-o gveWarnment f U. listed ail 'Gheigs Uiahington
ti6 p -John *Adan' arM Thr.,I Jsferwsi v
ths dayin 186, They wi-re the serutnd and third President rof thnew
RepAsIlen lutho Western Heamilsperr: .h 18hI1 M nat#iroaefi(h
Prsdent died on the same day. LurItIA thyi' eiiod'f tini tberh.
been manychanges i territorial limits, modes -travek n -nbermof
'inebfti~n and numerous other things all sho fttItie progre t4 a
fre pople '.

4. 1929

This is what the front page of the Dixie County Advocate
looked like 76 \ears ago on their 4th of July issue.. It w\as
published every Thursday and Mrs. Rose 0. Chalous was the
owner and publisher Subscription rates were 500 for 6 months or
S 1.00 for the entire sear.
The following names ,ere listed in the County Directory. W H. Manhis -
Representame. E M. Barber County Judge, W N. Mills Sheriff, L L. Barber Clerk
Circuit Court, S.R Langston Tax Assessor, J R. Roberts Tax Collector, W.F. Hill -
School Superintendent, C F Holmes Supervisor Registration, J H Gainey County
Surveyor. County Conunissioners 0 Mi Anderson, C.C. Douglas. G.F Green, J.E
Moriarn. and .1 I. Smith, School Conumisioners CA. Jones. B.S. Preston, and C P.
Weaker. The Town Directory included W W Cotter- Mayor., N A. Green Marshall.
L G. Gunter Clerk-Collector, Town Council W\ P. Chavous, Lee Elliott, Jese
Jeffords. J.F. Lindsey, and J M McKinney
Thanks to Gladys Rollinson for bringing this 'old Advocate'
b\ for us to use.

Hammock Resident Looses

Home In Fire
Bi Te, ri Langtord Stal If) wir
Brian Dreher, a resident in the Old Town Hammock area. left
his home early last Friday., June 24. 2005. for outpatient surgery
and returned to a pile of ashes after his home was ravaged by fire.
According to Chief George Tompkins of Station 21. Dreher
had left his home around 7:45 am. heading to Perry for his surgery.

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Can These Trucks Fit In Your Driveway?
By TerriLangford StaffJWriter
Dixie County Emergency ,
Management and Florida t
SDivision of Forestry are asking
residents to help them, to help .
you. If you were to have a s a
-medical emergency or a fire on "
your property, would these
-emergency vehicles be able to
maneuver through your
A clearance of 12 feet'wide
and 14 feet high is necessary
for the tallest of these .
emergency vehicles. Tree
limbs should also be pruned back to the width and height requirements.
Several months ago the Division of Forestry held a special seminar on one of their newest programs "Fire Wise". Wildfires present
Sa major threat to homes in the communities such as Dixie because of the vast amount of timber. The Fire Wise programs gives
residents, developers and local government tips on how to make communities fire safe. One of the key issues addressed in the program
is the access to homes for emergency vehicles. See "Fire Wise" continued on page S5

This pile of ashes is what remains of Old Town resident, Brian
Dreher's home after afire ravaged the doublewide last Friday.
An hour later, Dreher's neighbor was getting ready to go to work'
when she looked next door and saw the home in flames. A after
calling 911, her husband began pulling leaves and limbs .from
around the home, trying to keep the adjacent woods from catching
When firefighters arrived on the scene the home was already
fully engulfed with flames shooting 50 feet in the air. Chief
Tompkins noted that an estimated 10,000 gallons of water was
used in putting the fire out.
Dreher had some insurance on the doublewide mobile home,
which included an addition and porch. Even though he is disabled,
Dreher is not afraid to start over. However, the loss of his parents'
ashes and the only photos he had of them are irreplaceable, aind-'aie
the hardest to loose.
The Red Cross and volunteers from Station 21 assisted.Drehei-.
with his medical needs such as refills on his medications. They
were also able to get him some clothes. He will be staying with
friends until he can rebuild.
A preliminary report filed by the State Fire Marshall's Office
states that the fire began in the kitchen area, but the exact cause is

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

ixit Countp bbotat
174 NE 351 Hwy.
P.O. Box 5030 Cross City, FL 32628-5030
Ph. (352) 498-3312 FAX (352) 498-0420
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Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published in Dixie County

Sue Chewning..............................Editor
Terri Langford............................ Reporter
Joyann Rogers.............Office Manager

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Cross City, FL 32628.


Jerry Prater

Supreme Court repeals property rights
The United States Constitution has taken a real beating in
recent years, particularly at the hands of the federal judiciary.
We've seen the First Amendment distorted, the Second
Amendment compromised and in some cases overruled, and last
week it was the Fifth Amendment's turn.
Not that Amendment Five hasn't been abused by judicial
rulings before, but the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo et al v.
City of New London et al assaulted a provision that it had a sworn
duty to protect, specifically the closing statements within the
amendment, which read, "...nor [shall any person] be deprived of
life, liberty or property, without due process of law;, nor shall
private property be taken for public use, without just
The taking of private property for public use is known as
"Eminent Domain," which holds that if government really needs
your property, or a piece of it, to build a road, put up a fire station
Sor other purpose to facilitate some legitimate government
I function, it can require you to sell it to the government for that
specific purpose, provided you are paid fair market value for what
is taken. For the first 200-plus years of the Republic, this option
was used sparingly and for the most part, only for legitimate
In the 1960s, the Eminent Domain concept was expanded to
encompass "urban renewal" as public use. According to this
expansion, .a "blighted" neighborhood (where property wasn't
worth much anyway) could be annexed by a city or county govern-
ment, the "sub-standard" housing torn down and more attractive
structures built in its place. We were led to believe that this would
4 eliminate what we used to call "slums."
Call it what you like, the late Mike Royko, who wrote a
column for the Chicago Tribune, put his finger on it when he
observed that a considerable measure of the homeless problem
arose out of the fact that Chicago and other cities tore down their
"blighted" areas, which included the "flop-houses" where those
down on their luck could get a night's shelter dirt cheap, and left
these unfortunates to spend their nights, as well as their days, on
the streets.
More recently, the application of Eminent Domain has ex-
panded even further. Increasingly, cities and counties have been
taking private property for no better reason than that they could
: turn it over to developers who would build shopping centers,
office buildings, high-rise apartment complexes and such that
would bring in more local tax revenue. Private property owners
who didn't want to sell were just out of luck. Take whatever the
government thinks your property is worth (whether or not you
agree) and hit the highway.
In times past, if a developer wanted your land, you could name
your price and hold out for it. Today, he doesn't even .have to
'bother making you an offer. He just cuts a deal with the local
government and you're out for whatever the powers that be decide
to pay you.
There is an upside for Florida residents. We are one of eight
states that restrict the misuse of Eminent Domain for this purpose.
Please understand that "restrict" does not necessarily mean that it
couldn't happen here, just that it might not be a slam-dunk for an
aggressive developer. The point is, the Supreme Court at least did
not mandate the misuse of Eminent Domain, it just allowed it. It
was a bad call nonetheless.
It was also a 5-4 decision, and one that has infuriated liberals
and conservatives alike. One more reason why upcoming Supreme
Court vacancies need to be replaced by strict constructionists. We
don't need a constitutional amendment to solve this problem, just
some jurists who can read the one we already have, that being the
aforementioned Amendment Five.

(352) 498-70(

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Letter to the Editor
This is the anniversary of our Country's independence. These are
portions from the Declaration made by our forefathers on July 4th, 1776.
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one
people to dissolve bands which have connected them with another, and to
assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to
which the laws of nature and of nature's GOD entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the
causes which impel them to the separation."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that
among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of
repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the
establishment of an absolute tyranny over the states, to provide this, let
facts be submitted to a candid world.
"We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in
General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the
world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the
authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and
declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and
independent states; that they are absolved from the allegiance to the
British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state
of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and
independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace,
contact alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things
which independent states may have the right to do. And for the support of
this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine
Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and
our sacred honor"
This declaration was followed by years of struggles. There from our
nation was born, and on September 17, 1787; it adopted the Constitution,
the charter, our rights and liberties, whose preamble is as follows.
"We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect
union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of
liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
constitution for the United States of America"
This government guaranteed by these great documents has been
preserved to the present day. We now pay tribute to those who fought for
its establishment and preservation. The same spirit, which animated them,
promoted the heroes of the World War of 1917 and 1918 to fight to
preserve the freedom of civilization of the world. Out of that struggle
grew The American Legion, whose preamble reads; "For GOD and
country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of
Americas; to maintain law and order, to foster and perpetuate a one
hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of
our association in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual
obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of
both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to
promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to
Posterity the principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy; to consecrate
and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."
Please have a moment of silence in memory and in honor of the
soldiers of the Revolutionary War and those after them who have fought
that Liberty might endure.
Happy 4th of July. Remember why we celebrate.
Dean Williams, Adjutant ,
American Legion Post 91

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Letter To

The Editor
Dear Editor:
I'm beginning to believe
that Jerry Prater's column is
worth what I paid ya'll for my
subscription to the Advocate!
He surely hits the nail
squarely on the head about
Gitmo as he usually does about
his subjects.
Tell him I said to keep up
the good work!

S. E. Sapp
21320 West Newberry Road
Newberry, Florida 32669-




For All




Dixie County

Jail Loc

29, Hold For Court. I
LEE, LLOYD, 31, Hold For Court. :
VOP Terrorist Threats.
Hold For Court.
Hold For Court.
Sentenced 120 Days In Jail.
Alcoholic Beverages Without
License, Sale of Tobacco Products
Without Permit.
ALSTON, RICKY LEE, 19, Sale of
Cocaine Within 1000 Feet Of Con.
Possession Of A Firearm By Felon.;
State Bed.
VOP Carrying Concealed Firearm;
44, Hold For DOC.
Btromestic Violence
40, Possession -20 Grams Cannabis,
Disorderly, Conduct
Disorderly Conduct
22, Disorderly Intoxication.

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*Old Town Elementary School
*Ruth Rains Middle School
*Anderson Elementary School
*Dixie County High School

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

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


Chamber Revives signs Display

your organization!
The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce is in the process
upgrading its "local organization" signs. The Chamber has o
sign located along U.S. 19 coming into Dixie County a sh,
distance after crossing the Suwannee River. The other sign
located along U.S. 19 in Shamrock near NAPA Autoparts. Wi
help from Mrs. Sylvia Ruth and the Dixie County Ro
Department, the Chamber installed a new "title sign". Now :
time to add color and character. The Chamber would like school
clubs, and service organizations (non-profit) to take advantage ,
the opportunity to display an independent custom sign. Th
project is provided as a Chamber community service project at r
cost to participants. The organizational sign can range in size up 1
approximately 400 square inches (about 18"x24" or 20"x20").
you would like a display sign for your organization, please conta<
the Chamber at (352) 498-5454.
The Chamber also invites you to attend a meeting, whether yo
are in the market for a sign or not. The Chamber meets at noon o0
the second Thursday of each month at the Dixie County Library ii
Cross City. Any business or individual may join. Dixie Count,
Chamber of Commerce membership includes:
*Business website link thru Chamber website
*Name and email address listed on Chamber website for at
*Discounted prices on Chamber products and events
*Helps support Dixie Co. youth through scholarships ano
livestock fair
*Supports efforts to promote Dixie County and draw nei
industry and jobs
*Promote Dixie County as ecotourism destination anU
showcase this as a great place to visit, work and live
It takes an active force to make the community a pleasant ana
desirable place to live. We have a wonderful community and you
can help make it better. Come join your Chamber of Commerce
and make a difference!
If you would like to become a Chamber member, please
contact the Chamber at (352) 498-5454.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005



Monthly Meetings,
Events and Helpful

Medical, Donations &
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed -
Previous experience is of no
consequence, training
sessions provided. Call: 352-
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma,
emphysema or COPD for
qualified patients. Call: 800-
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-
Poison Hotline a life-
saving national hotline for
poison emergency treatment
and advice. Call: 800-222-
Clubs & Organizations
American Legion Post
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and
3rd Tues. each month @
6:30pm. Call 542-2169
,.Car, Show! Last
SThursday of every month in
the parking lot of Farmers
Furniture & Bell's Restaurant
in Chiefland.
Dixie County Historical
,- Society Sale of Dixie
County Historical Material
weekly each Friday at the
old-Old Town School, comer
of SR 55A and CR 349.
* Free Business Assistance
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office
in Cross City. Call M-W-F
from 9-12 at 498-5454 to set
up an appointment.
Appointments are every
Thursday between 1-4 p.m.
Florida Department Of
_ Elder Affairs Shine
Program meets every
second Thursday from
10:00am- 12:00noon.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-
875-7983. A trained staff
member will answer the-
hotline number 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E.
Association helps children
& adults with disabilities, and
their families improve their
quality of life and receive
necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
Alzheimer's Support
Group 3rd Tuesday of each
month at the Cross City
Rehab. Contact 498-2005.
.AL-ANON Family
Group AA Meetings are held
every Wednesday 'Evening @
5:30pm at the First Methodist
Church in Chiefland. Call
Board of County
Commissioners 1st
Thursday at 10 a.m. and the
3rd Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
County Courthouse
Commission meeting room.
Cross-City Town Council
2nd and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City
DAV Auxiliary bingo
every Wednesday, 11 a.m.
and Saturday, 6 p.m. at
Veterans Rd. DAV Bldg. In
Cross City.
Dixie Amateur Radio
Klub 3rd Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. Call: 498-
Dixie Cattleman's
Association 4th Thursday at

7 p.m. at the Trailriders Club.
Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
Dixie County Fire
Council 2nd Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the
EOC building.
Dixie County Historical
Society 3rd Monday of each
month at 6:30 p.m., Call:
Dixie County Woman's
Club 2nd Thursday at 7
Dixie District School
Board 2nd Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. at the School
Board facility in Old Town.
Dixie Horseman's
Association every 3rd
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Cypress Inn.
Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month.
Call: 352-542-7816.
Dreamer's st Monday
of every month at the DCHS
in Mr. Kosler's room after
school at 2:45 p.m.
Family Caregivers 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 2
p.m. Call: 1-800-717-3277.
Holy Cross Catholic
Church Bingo every
Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at
the Holy Cross Church Hall
U.S. 19. Doors open at 5
p.m. snacks available.
Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1st Thursday of
each month at the City Hall
beginning at 6 p.m.
Levy County Horse Club
2nd Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Olde
Boarding House Restaurant
in Trenton.
Man-To-Man Prostate
Cancer Group meeting 3rd
Wednesday of each month
from 7 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-
295-6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Cross City Chuirch of God on
Kenneth St. in Cross City,
FL. Call: 352-498-4362.
Shamrock: Masonic
Lodge 2nd & 4th Thursday
nights at 8 p.m.
Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd
Saturday each month at 6:30
p.m. at Shamrock Masonic
Tri-County Breast
Cancer Support Group -
meets the 2" Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. Call: 352-'
Tri-County Marine
Corps League Auxiliary -
Meets 3rd Tuesday of each
month, at the DAV Hall in
Cross City beginning at 7:30
p.m. Call: 352-493-2919.

Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief swumaries 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., formation and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

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Public Service

Information Announcements

Horseshoe Beach Utilities Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinking Water Standards

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

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received on 4/18/05 show that our system exceeds the
standardss, or maximum contaminant levels) (MCL), for Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs), which includes both total Trihalomechanes (TTHMs) and'
Tocal Haloncetic Acids (HAA5). The standards for TTHMs and HAA5 are 80 and 60 micrograms per liter (ug/L), respectively. The TITHMs and HAA5
were detected at 769 and 590 respectively. ,

What should I do?
Recent research results suggest a possible connection between high levels of DBPs and pregnancy problems. Therefore, women of
childbearing age may wish to seek alternative water sources. Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to DBPs can choose alternative.
sources of water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water or water treated by an appropriate home water treatment device, until we correct the
problem. Appropriate home water treatment devices are those certified by NSF for reducing DBPs in drinking water.
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver,
kidneys, or central nervous system and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
What happened?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water and creates the disinfection Byproduct.
What is being done?
The Horseshoe Beach Water Treatment Plant is working with our Engineers and The Department of Environmental Protection to resolve this
issue. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 12 months.

For more information, please contact C.M. Odom at (352) 498-7225, or Sheila Brown at 498-5234, Horseshoe Beach Utilities, P.O., Box 158,
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648.

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


This notice is being sent to you by Horseshoe Beach Utilities.
State Public Water System ID#: 2150512
Date Distributed: 6/29/05

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Attention DCHS Juniors!!!
If you will be taking the English III Honors. course this next
year and did not receive a copy of the summer reading list and
literary analysis protocol, you may pick these up in the front office
at the Dixie County High School.
You are required to read a minimum of eight (8) books' om
the list and to write an analysis of each book following the
protocol. These will be due, all eight, on the first full day of the
2005-2006 school year.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please
contact Mrs. Kathy Driggers at 498-7129. If she is not there,
please leave a message and a time to cQntact you and she will
return your call.

SVP Summer Theater
Suwannee Valley Players announces a two-week summer
theater youth camp for all students ages 8-15 years of age. The
camp will focus on acting fundamentals, vocal and physical warm-
ups, "stage combat, arid blocking, musical choreography, and a bit
of singing. The workshop will culminate in two performances to
the public on Friday, July 22, 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 23, at 2:30
p.m. matinee.
The registration fee is $10.00 and complimentary t-shirt is
$12.00, for a total of $22.00. The workshop will run JULY 8-23,
2005 time: 6:30-9:30 P.M. consecutive evenings (EXCEPT
Sunday & Wednesdays).
Registration forms are available at the theater this weekend
during the run of Godspell, and also by contacting director,
Andrew at: 352-486-4593, or at Suwannee Valley Internet and'
Computers in Chiefland on Main Street.
For more information contact Suwannee Valley Players at
email: SVPlayers( or leave a message at the theater at:
ph: 352-493-ARTS.

SPA Meeting Notice
Senior Parent Auxiliary 2006 will meet on June 30th at 7:00
pm at the Cypress Inn. Please make plans to be there.

Lamb Reunion
The annual Lamb reunion will be held Saturday July 9th, 2005
at the First District Community Center North of Old Town. We
will start gathering around 10:00 a.m. and eat at noon. Please bring
a covered dish and or/ dessert and come to have a fun time. For
any additional information, please contact Buddy or Doreen Lamb
at 352-542-9353.
Sanders Family Reunion
Family and friends are invited to the Sanders Reunion on July
2, 2005, at the Dixie County Community Center on SR 349N,
located 9.5 miles from Old Town.
-Bring your favorite food and come join with us before noon for
N isitnng. \\e e. a at 12.30 pm See )ou there!l
Otter Springs RV Resort

Presents: Wild Pig Roast/BBQ

"Fourth of July Celebration"
The Public is invited to join us on Monday, July 4th with a
"Picnic on the grounds". We will also have 'open mike gospel
music' for anyone wishing to sing or perform with their own
instrument. Also joining us will be Travis Lewis, Music
Evangelist. Bring a chair and a Covered Dish. This festivity will,
begin at 10am. and lunch will be served around 3 pm. Meal tickets
are free if you bring a covered dish. However, an entrance fee of
$2.00+ $6.00 for the meal will be charged if you do not bring a
covered dish. Children 6 and under free.
Our springs are not open for swimming at this time due to
heavy rains, which has caused the waters to rise and darken.
Swimming will be allowed only if water has receded and is clean.
We will provide volleyball, horseshoes, croquet and Frisbee golf to
anyone who wishes to participate in activities.
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,Email:
otterspringsrV(&,or visit us at

Office Closures
The Dixie County Courthouse, City Hall and Dixie Distri,
School offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2005,. i
observance of Independence Day.

Barber -Higginbotham
Family Reunion
It's That Time of the Year Again!!!
The Barber -Higginbotham family reunion will be held on Jul;
2nd, 2005 at Hart Springs- Pavilion B. The Reunion will be hel
inside, with air conditioning.
Lunch will be shared at 12:30 pm. Paper goods; ice and drinks
will be provided. Please bring your favorite dish, and best family
memories. We are hoping to have a big turnout this year!!!!!!!!

Ida Goodson Family Reunion

To Be Held July 9th
The Ida Goodson Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July
9th at the Trail Riders Club, Airport Road, Cross City.
Bring the food and drink of your choice. We will start at 12:00'
All family and friends are expected to be there... great food,,
great fun, and great fellowship are sure to make for a great day!
See you there!

The American Red Cross

Needs Your Help!
The North Central Florida American Red Cross is in need'Q'f
volunteers in the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
All of the work that the American Red Cross does is made
possible by our wonderful volunteers. Volunteers make up. 97
percent of our work force and are vital to our existence.
Now that Hurricane season has begun it's imperative that we
have more volunteers in the tri county area. Florida was hit hard
last year and experts are predicting another tough year for our
The Red Cross will work around your schedule and provide
training in many different disaster relief areas. Learn how great it
can feel to volunteer.
Every year, the Red Cross is there for hurricane,
earthquake, and other disaster victims--including 150 families
forced from their homes by fire every day.
175,000 volunteers worked to prevent, prepare for amid
respond to nearly 64,000 disaster incidents last year.
p Among our emergency services for the men and women
of the armed forces is the delivery of urgent family messages--one
every 22 seconds.
Over 24,000 volunteers serve as chairs, members' of
boards of directors, or on advisory boards for local Red Cross units
chapters, Blood Services regions, and military stations.
As part of the International Red Cross Movement, we
work to ease human suffering op a global scale.
If you are interested please attend our training July 26, from
7p.m.-10p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cross City. Training
areas will include introduction to disaster services, mass care and
shelter operations. For more information please call the North
Central Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross at (352) 376-

CLAMERICA Celebration
The Cedar Key. Aquaculture Association is proud to host the
2nd Annual CLAMERICA Celebration to be held on Monday, 4th
of July from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the City Park in Cedar Key.
Since the Big Bend area is the nation's leading producer of farm-
raised clams, this festival is an opportunity to celebrate the'riew
industry, as well as our country's birthday. Farm-raised clams-are
featured on the menu and will be served in a variety of ways by
community organizations steamed, on the half shell, chowder,
fritters and fried. There is also landlubber's food available'.
including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, hearts of palm salad,
corn on the cob, boiled peanuts, watermelon, root beer floats, ice
cream, snow cones and more: Music will be continuous and free in
the park. So bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of Flash
Point, Anna White, David Hoyt, Bainbridge Family, Bobby Craiie,
Chiefland United Methodist Youth Group and karaoke with
Timmy Wayne Edmonds.
The festival will open with a flag raising ceremony by the Tri-
County Marine Corps and a welcome by State Representative Will
Kendrick. After which, CLAMANIA events will be held
throughout the day all-of which are free. Prizes abound for cliam
bag races, a clam hunt, guess the clam count and a host of other
children's activities. Also the 2nd annual Cultured Clam Cook-off
will begin at 1:00 PM along with clam cooking and shucking
demonstrations. For more information contact Jay Myers at 35'2)
543-9540 or the UF/IFAS Shellfish Extension Program at (3.52)
543-5057. At dusk, the City of Cedar Key will host the fireworks
display. Come clam' out in Cedar Key!

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

'Ontinued from page 1

.......ixie Countp bboratr
Y. Lr (352) 498-3312 _

Representatives from the county, city,
* businesses, educators and EMS met at the
?, Putnam Lodge as guests of the Division of
Forestry earlier this year to discuss the benefits
-. of becoming a Firewise community.
., Firewise Communities is a nationally
recognized program for communities at risk of
, wildland fire. With Dixie County's woodlands,
thick vegetation and timberlands, we are a
prime candidate for this innovative program.
-.Elected officials, planners, architects,
landscapers, developers, and other community
,stakeholders have a huge role to play in
-'protecting homes in their community from the
effects of wildfire. With the recent increase in
development in our area, local officials were
very interested in the Firewise program and
hopes to incorporate many of the strategies in
Sthe county and city's land development plans.
'Commissioner John Driggers stated, We need
to get ahead of the situation now while we are
'still in the growing stage.' Gary Poore from

"Celebrating The 4th,
,QContinued from page 1

the Town of Cross City stated that he would
like to see the City and County get with the
North Central Florida Planning Council and see
about implementing the program in Dixie
Firewise discusses the benefits of fuel
management in your landscaping and
construction of structures. It also talks about
having a disaster plan including proper
emergency access, making sure your 911
address is clearly marked and -your driveway
has-a clearance of 12 feet wide and a 14 foot
While the woods are most likely, the reason
you have bought your property, keeping your
investment safe should be your number one
priority. You can still have beautiful plants,
trees and scrubs, just make sure they don't act
as fuel for fires.
For. more information on the Firewise
Communities Program you can log-on to

New Military

Congress on June 28, 1776. After various changes were made, on July 4,
;'776, the vote was taken. Of the 13 colonies, 9 voted in favor of the
5Declaration, 2-Pennsylvania & South Carolina voted no, and Delaware
and New York abstained. With the majority vote, this document became
,_our country's' foundation.
-; On July 8th the Declaration had its first public reading in
Philadelphia's Independence Square to the cheers of the people and
-ypealing of church bells. Even the "Province Bell" in Independence Hall
was rung. It would later be renamed "Liberty Bell" after its inscription -
,i."PTroclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants
-, The Declaration was not officially completed and signed until the
'Vfollowing month, August. However, July 4th has been accepted as the
official anniversary of United States independence. The following year,
C1,777, the first Independence Day celebration took place. It wasn't until
;the early 1800's that the tradition of parades, picnics and fireworks were
added to the tradition.
Here in Dixie County Horseshoe Beach and Suwannee will be
celebrating a few days early, Saturday, July 2nd, with each having their
--annual Fireworks Display, beginning at dusk.
In Horseshoe, folks will gather along main street, Horseshoe Beach
Road. While the fireworks won't begin until dusk, folks take the time to
gather early for that perfect spot and to enjoy catching up with friends and
Suwannee folks will gather around the Salt Creek Canal area. They
tdo.will meet early, giving themselves plenty of time to visit. While space
is limited, Salt Creek Restaurant will have live entertainment and will be
open for business, serving up their great seafood fare. At dusk the
fireworks brigade will float out to the Salt Creek marsh and put on a
spectacular display for young and old alike.
On the 4th of July, the Steinhatchee Community Center, sponsored by
Bay Breeze Reality, will hold their annual park festivities and fireworks
display. From 6-9 you can enjoy an all American hot dog, ice cream, and
games for the kids and karaoke for everyone. At dusk the sky will be
lighted up above the beautiful Steinhatchee River.
No matter what your plans, no matter where you go this 4th of July,
tale a moment to remember all those who have fought and those who are
fighting today for our freedom and the freedom of others. God Bless

"Scallop Season"
Continued from page 1

limited to no more than 10 gallons of whole scallops or V2 gallon of
meat, at any time. The scallops can only be caught by hand or with
a landing or dip net.
For harvesters 16 and older, you much have a salt-water fishing
license and a "diver-down" flag must accompany you, even if you
aren't in a boat. Masks, fins or booties, gloves and small nets are
helpful, but not necessary.
Danielle Norwood of the Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee
stated that this year's crop is looking very promising. Several
weeks ago one of the state researchers were out and reported that
the shellfish are moving in. In fact it looks to be about 28% more
than this time last year have begun to come up into the
Dixie/Taylor waters.
The size of the scallops seems to be smaller than last year at
first glance, but Danielle noted that there is still time for them to
While there is some fresh water filtering into the Gulf from the
Suwannee, it does not appear to be affecting the overall crop.
So get out the sunscreen, pack the coolers with plenty of water
and load up for a great day out on the Gulf.

Gold Sportsman's

License Available

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is
providing servicemen and
women a new way to enjoy
their favorite outdoor
Beginning July 1, the FMC
will offer a Military Gold
Sportsman's License to active
duty and retired military who
are stationed in Florida or have
lived in the state for six
months and claim Florida as
their primary residence. The
reduced-fee annual license ($20)
offers the same privileges as
the traditional Gold
Sportsman's License ($83.50).
It' includes hunting, saltwater
fishing and freshwater fishing
licenses and wildlife
management area, archery,
muzzleloading gun, turkey,
Florida waterfowl, snook and
crawfish permits.
The Military Gold
Sportsman's Licenses are only
available at tax collectors'
offices. Those wishing to
purchase one must show their
military ID cards plus a Florida
driver's license or orders
showing they are stationed in
More information about
hunting and fishing in Florida
is available at

Dove Club

Permits Go On

Sale July 1
Each year, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) offers
exceptional dove hunting
opportunities -throughout the
state. The FWC manages nine
special-opportunity dove fields
through its Dove Club, the
agency's Special-Opportunity
Dove Hunt Program.

For more information on
these great dove hunting
opportunities, visit

Town of Cross City Water Department

2004 Quality Water Report to our Customers

The following report, which is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to inform you about the
quality of water we deliver to our customers. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking
water. Our wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer, a common local drinking water source. The treatment process includes
coagulation, filtration, disinfection, and stabilization. Any questions about this report, or our water utility, should be directed
to our certified water operators, Ferrell Spurlin, at 498-5488, and C. M. Odom, at 498-7225, or City Manager, Ronald
Cassidy, at 498-3079. The public is invited to attend and participate in our regular Town Meetings, which are held in the
City Hall, 99 NE 210 AVE, in Cross City, at 7:00 p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

The Cross City Water Department routinely monitors for contaminants in our drinking water according to Federal and
State laws and regulation. The included table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January l't to December
31s 2004. As water travels over the land or underground it can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes,
inorganic and organic chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be
reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. It is important to remember that the presence of
these contaminants does not necessarily pose a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects
can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

We constantly monitor for bacteria in our water supply to meet all regulatory requirements. Our water system had no
bacterial contaminant violations in calendar year 2004.
In the table below, you may find terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs
are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Alaximntun Contamninant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. AICLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contanminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that
a water' system must follow.
Treatment Technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Max.imumn residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits ofthe'use of disinfectants to control microbial
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppmt) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I)'- one part by weight of analyte to I million parts by weight ofthe
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Microgramns per liter (ug/l) ode part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the
water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Likely Source of
Unit of sampling Violation Level Detected Range of Results MNCLG MCL Contaminati
Measurement (mo.Jvr.) Y/Non non
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides, and
volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling

Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge from
Barium (ppm) 04/03 N 0.0096 N/A 2 2 metal refineries:
erosion of natural
Corrosion of
galvanized pipes:
erosion of natural
Cadmium (ppb) 04/03 N 2.1 N/A 5 5 deposits; discharge
from metal refineries;
j runoff from waste
batteries and paints
Sodium(ppm) 043 N 3.5 N/A NA 160 Salt water intrusion,
Sodiunt (ppoml 104/03 N 3.5 NiA N'A 160 leaching from soil
Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides
onp N 4 3.2-4.0 200 200 Runoff frontherbicide
Oil.apon pphs 074 4.used on rights of \ ay
I lexachlorocyclopcntadicnc (ppb) 05,04 N 0.84 0 0.84 50 50 Discharge f ro
chemical factories
Tihe result in thlle Level Detected column for TITHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results froit all sampling sites.
Contaminant and Unit of IDats L Leel Range of MLG or MCGL r NIC or Likely Source of Contamination
Measuremente t (m.r.) '/ Detected Result MRDLC MRDI
Stage I DisimifLctanit/l)isiutfetioin By-Product (DIDBP) Parameters
rTIa m anI otp re1 i8 20.5 NA MCL -,80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
irilialoietliaies (l ippb) h nev 29 324
(llalo i cet pAci)dsel Quarterly Y 162.7 72-260 N;A MCL= 601 By-product of drinking waterdisinfection

Clioric I (ppi) Monthly N 1.72 1.57 MRDLG N IRDL4.0' Water additive used to control microbes
1.72 4
No. of
Cotaminant and i t f Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
mesatmlntinn Violation Percentile sites NICLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
trt(mto./yr.) YV/N Result exceeding Levell
the AL,
Lead and Copper (Tap Water),
.Copper (tap water) (ppn) 10W02 N 0.52 1 1.3 1.3 Corrosion ofhousehold plumbing systems: erosion of
Coppr natural deposits: leaching from wood preservatives

Measurement o"pfD ngt Y/N Rest R Mesults CLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Mesurent(mo./vr.) Y/N Result Results
Secondary Contaminants
Iron (ppn) 0403 Y 0.3 N'A 0.3 Natural occurrence from soil
S leaching

As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often
than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year.

Some of our data [e.g., for organic contaminants], though representative, is more than one year old.

TTHMs [Total Trihalomethanes]. Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of
getting cancer.

Haloacetic acids (five) (HAA5): Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over
many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and,
in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from turban
stormnwater runoff industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may-cone from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormnwater runoff.
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals. which al'e by-products of
industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come front gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and '
septic s'vstemnts.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which call be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and miing

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide tlie same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More
information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection
Agency's Safe Drinking Water I hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ
transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants cat be particularly at risk
from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA!CDC
guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants
are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hiotline (800-426-4791).

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Dixie County Advocate. Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

Abundant Life & Living
There are trillions of cells and atoms in our bodies that are
full of spiritual energy. Human family let's use them praising
God. Praising God is the way that
humanity gives recognition for His
loving acts, and deeds. We express
the greatest and highest level of
joy when we give God praise. We
worship God For who He is, with
adoration, spirit and truth. We
praise God for what He does with
thanksgiving, enthusiasm and
rejoicing. In the spirit of praise, we
increase the power to control our
thoughts and keep our lives
eStockton conformed to righteous standards
Lucille Stockton of life
of life.
As we praise God We enter into awakening our divine selves.
Through sincere, true praise and worship we cleanse the mind
and heal our bodies. Through praise we can breathe out sickness
and inhale health. We can exhale death and inhale life. We can
exhale hate and inhale love. In
God's storehouse there is never ending resources. And we are
heirs to all He has, because we are his children, His sons and
daughters. We can ask what we will. Praises and thanksgiving
brings us into living the abundant lifestyle that Jesus gave to all
of us "Love Life And LIVE IT"

First Baptist Church of Cross City
First Baptist Church of Cross City, Florida held their annual
Vacation Bible School June 20-24 with Family Night on June 26,
More than 200 folks were registered for the exciting school
which centered around the theme of Ramblin' Roadtrip and Psalm
25:4-5. Pastor, Mike Brown opened the sessions each evening with
a word of welcome and prayer. Director, Nancy Holifield led the
group in pledges, learning the motto, and learning a group scripture
verse. Music was led by Gail Rains and Angie Land.
Serving in the Bread Life Cafe were Cindy Anderson, Ewana
Holtsclaw, Nancy Dixon, Marie Bennett, Pat Whitton, and Toma
Sue Jones. Craft leaders were Aneila Futch, Joyce Grubbs,
Sharlene Sanders, and Jeana Long. Bible Study leaders were
Virginia Martin, Steve Holtsclaw, Sonya Anderson, Tara
Anderson, Sue Chewning, Jill Thomas, Mari Michael Jones, Judy
Childers, Angie Bush, Cindy Childers, Robin Brown, Vicky Hint,
Jean Driggers, Carol Knight, Kim Herring, and Tonya Begue.
The adult bible study was taught by Rev. L. Whitton. Ronnie
Lambert, Shelia Frierson, Beth Lambert, and lako Gabaldon were
also a part of the leadership team. Luther Mills assisted with
promotional actives and Austin Hardaway assisted with taking
photos. Arnold Dees cooked the hamburgers for Monday night's
More than twenty teens served as assistants to the adult leaders
in this great VBS.A special thanks to all the parents and
grandparents who were so faithful to bring the children to the
evening school. God is good.
There is a place for YOU at First Baptist Church if you don't
have a church home. We welcome you to join this growing and
exciting church family.

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The Divine Trinity"
Continued from last week, I the
son of man say (28) In no other way
could He be and become one with Agape' Ch
the Father. (29) All things which are River Road--66
in the Divine are together in the Sunday Wou Are
Human. (30) The Lord glorified His Mon. 7:30P Bible Study'
Human in the order in which He Saturday....7
makes man spiritual, or an angel. Pastor J. D. C
Concerning the two states of man's
regeneration. (31) Thus He made His Calvary Templi
Human Divine. (32) Thus He Suwannee Lun
became the First and the Last thus "Join Us ForA Vi
the all in all. (33) The Divine Sunday W
operation is from first through lasts, Wednesday E
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failed, therefore, He made Himself Pastors Jim & Mar
the Last. (34) Man cannot be
conjoined with God except by means Central B1
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(35) Every male is born as to his Invites You
spiritual origin from truth as a seed. Sunday School 10
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consequently there have been so
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;the understanding, not of the soul Gordon
and the body. (37) The virgin also, of
whom He was born, signifies the CrOss City
church as to the affection of truth. Kenneth S
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:alone is Man from eternity and Boy's Brigade
'natural Man in time. (40) In Him Rev. Ed & SvIlvia Ive
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salvation. (42) He must be Sunday School 10,

approached immediately, and if He is Children's C
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,none. (45) No one comes to God or Sunday School 9:4
.is conjoined to Him unless' the Eveninl
,Human be approached; otherwise Mid-Week Bible
:God is not accessible. (46)Because Rev. Jackle Pettre
*God the Father is the Redeemer as to
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'suffered. Keep up with me, ok Pastor Marvin & Jan.
Love you, continued next week

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

Let Us
\ Pray

In Loving



Rose Lee

7/' Anniversary
June 5, 1998
Today recalls sad memories
of a dear
Mother gone to rest,
For the one who thinks of her
today, is the
one who loved her best!
(Sorry Mom, this is late)
Sadly missed,
Daughter Ann Gore,
Son Arthur, Family & Friends

Faith Baptist Church News
This was another wonderful, Sprit filled day at Faith. We had a
large crowd with several visitors. The special music in both
services was great and Bro. Jackie did his usual good .job of
delivering the messages God had put on his heart.
We are always thankful for the blessings God bestows upon us
as a Church and individually. He is so good to us. Some of our
folks are traveling as the summer vacation time is upon us, and we
pray that God will be with them and bring them home safely to us.
We miss all our members when they are gone.
If you haven't been coming to Sunday School, you are truly
missing a blessing. We have excellent teachers and classes for all,
ages. Come out next Sunday and see what you're missing.
Remember this week to pray for the sick and the ones who
have lost loved ones. Some will be having surgery and we surely
want to pray for those and their families while they are at the
hospitals with them.
'Invite a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to come Sunday School
and Church with you next week and God will bless you for it. It
may be just the invitation they have been waiting on.

ristian Center
6 SW 949th Old Town
Known By Your Love",
ship.........10A & 6P
*Wed. 7:30P Mid-Week Service
P Prayer Meeting
lark (352) 210-0105

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

aptist Church
i St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
To Worship WMt Us!
dy is somebody & Chnstis Lord"
A Morning Worship 11 A
- Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Downing (352) 498-0714

Church of Christ
47th St. (McArthur St.)
ludy 10:00A
/orship 11:00A
ening Bible Study 7P
Dasher, Pastor

Church of God
Street Cross City
tull Gospel For All People"
A" -Morning Worship 11 A
A Evening Worship 6:30P
ing Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
& Girl's Club 7:30P
V,. Pastor (352) 498-3280
ostal Holiness Church
Stret Cross City
Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
)A Morning Worship 11A
church -Ages 3-11
(Youthquake, ages 12-18)
OP Missionette's & Boy's Club
se Tyson (352) 498-0736
iptist Church
en Cros City & Old Town
With An Open Door"
*5A*" Morning Worship 11 A
g Worship 7P
Study Wednesday 7P
y, Pastor (352) 542-7103

embly of God
ip Two Rd. Cross City
OA* Morning Worship -11 A
Idren's Church 11 A
Wednesday Evening 7:30P
ery Provided
ice Parsley 352) 498-3366

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 'Cross City
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Z 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 -
'Weacome To Godfs House Wont You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternaly.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
SLighthouse On The Gulf
Sunday School -10AW Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL (352) 498-0756
"Where God's Word Is Changing Lives"
Bible Study 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7 p.m.
Pastor, Carlos M. Perez (352) 498-0756

First United Methodist Church
22NE 138th St. Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
The People of The United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11 A
- 'Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420

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 11:00A
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, Sunday 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
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Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207

Obituary .

Mary Jo Sheets
Mary Jo Sheets of Cross City passed away Sunday June 26,
2005 at North Florida Regional Hospital after a long illness. She
was 62. Born in Brundidge, Alabama, Mrs. Sheets was a
seamstress in Cross City for 22 years. She was a member of'the
Cross City Church of God and her life was her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Willie Gene Sheets of Cross
City; son Jerry Sheets of Cross City; daughters, Brenda Gay, Sarah
Bond, Martha Sheets, Susan Greene and Rachael Jones all of Cross
City; brother, Herman Smith of Ozark, Al; sisters, Lynn Kennedy
of Brantley Al and Jennifer Linton of Troy, Al; grandchildren,
Jason Hamilton, Brittany Gay, Adrian Miller, Selina Sheets, Daniel'
bond, Kaitlyn Sheets, Colby Johnson, Brandon, Greene and Ricky
Jones; and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 28,2005 at 2:00pm.
at the Cross City Church of God with Rev. Ed. Ivey officiating.
Burial will follow at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation were held
Monday, June 27,2005 between the hours of 6and 8 pm at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fl. 352-498-5400.

In Loving Memory

Cynthia Snellgrove Hammer
We can not and will not sa'
she is dead. She has just gone
away. With a beautiful, cheers
smile she walked through the
Pearly Gates and into Heaven as
the angels held her by the hand.
She left us dreaming about ho
fair it is that she is there. So %%e
think of her there faring on in the
love of that wonderful place N% ith .
Jesus our Lord. Again we sa\. she
is not dead she is just away.
Cindy, we love you so much
and will never stop missing \ou.
One day soon we will be together "
again. ., "'
Love from your family.
Husband Joe, Mother Christine,
Son Andrew, Sister Kay, Brother- Cynthia Snellgrove Hammeri
In-Law Johnny, Nieces Kristen &
Kayla Weeks, Brother William, Nieces Heath & Cindy and
Nephew William, Jr.

Carolyn Barry Johnson Family
The family of Carolyn Barry Johnson would like to thank every
one for all the hard work that was put in for the Benefit Dinner
while she is taking her cancer treatment.
Thanks can never show enough gratitude.
Thank You, The Carolyn Barry Johnson Family '.

New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship -11 A
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
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
Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19 Cross City

"Come Let Us Worship & AdoreHim"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School 11A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear (352) 542-7954

Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"
Bible Study 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Archie Knowles *(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 11A'
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 Us!
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service -11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby Lindsey, Pastor (352) 542-0801
Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbln (352) 498-5837

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t's A Girl!


Kidd-Browne Exchange Vows

Berry & Pendarvis Announce


Miss Madison Ruth Lane
Aaron and Robyn Lane of Chiefland are proud to announce the
birth of their. daughter, Madison Ruth Lane. Madison was born
February 28, 2005 at North Florida Regional Women's Center. She
weighed 61bs, 4ozs and measured 19 inches long.
Madison's Maternal Grandparents are Gloria and the Late
Eddie Cooper of Old Town. Paternal Grandparents are Donnie and
Cindy Lane of Chiefland and Bunny and Jeff Adams of Crystal
River. Paternal Great-Grandfather is Johnny Tallent of Chiefland.
SMadison was welcomed home by friends and family.

Agape Christian Center News
JULY 11 1 day only
vice with Kevin Daniels 7:30 P.M.
%iiging & healing service
Make your plans now to attend these special meetings.

Triumph The Church & Kingdom o
Enrichment Program A Success
E The Shepherd and members of the Triumph volunteers, M
The Church & Kingdom of God In Christ are Elizabeth Daws
overjoyed for the blessed success of our two Yarrell, Annette
week youth 'Triumph Bible Enrichment Chimeca McDo
Program". We enrolled twenty-one children, possible.
ages five to fourteen. Rev. Jimmy
We closed Saturday, June 25h with a picnic children a lectu:

Triumph The Church & Kingdom Of God In Christ Bible Enrichment Pro
and wet day, which was great fun! Thanks' to priority, adding
Brother Calvin Jones and his lovely wife, Officer P.J. Hop
Doctor Catherine Jones, for coming up from and the law, and
Ocila, Florida to give every child| gifts and let Cathy Capo spo
tlimei choose two books of their choice. The importance of le
children promised to read the books over the them books.
summer. Brother Rale
Our Advance School of Wisdom State Coast, Florida,
Superintendent, Princess Carol Glanton, joined Thanks to Food
by. her husband, our Shepard Prince V.A. donations.
Glanton, came from Melbourne, Florida and Our Shepard
shared with us in the eventful, happy closing, next year. God BI
Minister Nadine Broughtin gave each child a children.
certificate of attendance. Prince V.A. G
A most gracious thanks goes out to all of the "LIVE"
New Prospect Baptist News
It is wonderful to have the freedom to assemble ourselves
together in God's name. Sunday, we enjoyed a good, well-taught
Sunday School lesson, good singing by our choir, and a most
tiniely and forthright sermon brought by Bro. Billy through God's
leading- Sunday morning, we were blessed by a special song by
our church group; Sunday evening we enjoyed a special by Bro.
Tommy McQueen, who was visiting. Welcome back anytime,
Saturday, several of our men went down for the Disaster Relief
Training session held at Ocala First Baptist Church, and reported
having a good trip and very worthwhile meeting. As the start of
our Church Retreat on the River draws near, we can sense the
mounting excitement of everyone. It will run July 2nd-9th at the
old KOA campground on the Suwannee River, with a three-night
revival to begin Saturday, July 2nd, 7:00 P.M., with Bro. Bill
Jenkins of Perry the featured speaker. Many of our members will
be camping during the week, capitalizing on all the good Christian
As always, be much in prayer for one another, the folks on
prayer lists, our military personnel, and our President and other
leaders. Hope you have a good week, and a happy and safe 4th of
July. Remember, we welcome all visitors. May God Bless.

Card of Thanks
: The Moore Family would
like to send out their heartfelt
"THANKS" to everyone who
helped and/or donated during
the fundraiser on Carolyn
Ann's behalf. Special thanks
to Charlie's Bar for allowing
us to hold the benefit dinner on
their grounds.
,: Carolyn Ann is home now
and doing well. She has
outpatient therapy, but is
getting stronger each day.
If you would like to send
her a card, you may mail it to
her at 1592 NE 582nd Ave, Old
Town, Florida, 32680.
Thank you for all your
support, Dixie County!
The Moore Family

The average flea is only
% inch long but can jump up
to 13 inches.

Thomas & Elizabeth Browne
It is with much love and happiness that our families announce
the marriage of Megan Elizabeth Kidd and Thomas Browne of
Missoula, Montana.
The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride's Mother,
June Kidd.
The wedding and reception were at the home of the grooms'
parents, Tom and Kathy Browne in Old Town on Saturday, June
4th, 2005.
We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness.

Faith Place at
f God In Christ Otter Springs
Presents: Front Porch
minister Nadine Broughtin, Saturday, Julysic 2nd @ 7 p.m.
son, Ashley Teague, Mabel Christian Fellowship
Dawson, Cynthia Dawson and Covered Dish Dinner
well that helped to make it Non-Denominational
Featuring: Open mike
Futch came and gave the, participation night
re on making Jesus their first This is for anyone wishing
to sing or perform with their
9 own instrument. Also joining
us will be Travis Lewis, Music
To reach Otter Springs
from Hwy 26, turn north on
CR 232 and then left on SW
70th St. The entrance is one
if mile on the right.
For more information, call
.. Trish Keene at 352-463-0800,
S .. .. 1 E il:,..i Li -. .1 -'. ".1 c., .i, or

-.>. First Baptist
;gram volunteers and attendees.
education for a successful life. Church of Old
)e spoke on obeying authority r'Iwn News
how to stay out of trouble. Mrs. 1o New
ike to the children about the Our focus this Sunday was
warning to read and also gave from II Timothy 2:15 on how
we are to study the Word of
igh Stockton, Jr. from Palm God.
was our chef for the picnic. We would like to invite all
land and all others for their ladies to the WMU meetings
on the following dates: July
is projecting a longer program 12th at 6:00 pm and July 19th
less all of you. Help to save our at 9:00 am. We will be sewing
on our Shands Cancer Cats. If
l1anton Shepard you are interested in learning
to sew, come join us.
Parents, mark your
calendars for the Parent-Youth
Come Join The Banquet on August 6th, 2005.
The children are preparing all
Ramblin' Road your favorite items.
S Faith comes by hearing the
Trip Vacation word of God, hope to see you
in church this Sunday. Have a
Bible School blessed week.
Come join the Ramblin' First Baptist Church of Old

Road Trip Vacation Bible
School, there will be classes
for Preschool thru 6th grade,
with Bible study, missions,
crafts, recreation, snacks, and
music. Where? Central
Baptist Church on Horseshoe
Road, July 11-15th from 6:00-
8:40 with commencement
activities Sunday July 17th at
6:00 p.m.
For more information call


Ashley Elizabeth Berry & John Scott Pendarvis
Mr. & Mrs. Donald 0. Hunt of Cross City, Florida, announce
the engagement of their daughter
Ashley Elizabeth Berry
John Scott Pendarvis
son of Mr. & Mrs. Billy G. Pendarvis of Old Town, Florida.
The wedding is set for November 12, 2005. It will take place at
the Ocala Country Club. Invitations are being sent.

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
"The Headship Ministry"
continued from last week, I the Day of the Lord, say ALL things were
created by God. See John 1:3. And.good and evil cannot operate without
him. He is the power. See John 19:10,11 Then saith Pilate unto him
Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to,
release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against
me, except it were given thee from above. I the Day of the Lord, say you,
wouldn't think so if you listened to ministers and preachers today, you
would think God was helpless and was doing the very best He could to
combat sin. Did you ever stop to think that God never made anything
bigger than Himself? If all things were not in control under God then God
would not be almighty. Pharaoh had to obey God's will and he did just,
that. God put his finger on Pharaoh's soft heart and hardened it. How can
you harden something that is already hardened? God influenced him by
sending Moses to aggravate him. So here we have two men so totally,
different in natures and offices yet working together to bring forth God's,
purpose. I the Day of the Lord, say Think of it Two chosen vessels both
fulfilling their duties. One vessel, was honored and the other a vessel of
dishonor. And only one power was working. It took ten plagues to fall
upon Egypt before Pharaoh finally let the children of Israel go into the
wilderness to worship God. As Moses led Israel from servitude to
freedom, their hearts rejoiced and magnified God: Everything was finally
going well and they all had a good outlook on what the future held for
them until they came to the Red Sea. I the Day of the Lord, say on either
side of them stood two mountains and behind them they heard the hoofs
and wheels of the enemy pursuing them. They had no where to turn. ,They
were completely closed in. They had no where to go and that is when they
-began to accuse Moses for leading them to such a terrible end. Stay up
with me. Continued next week

-expres._s your love
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Hwy. 351 Cross City
Ph. (352) 498-3828

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2004 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Horseshoe Beach Utilities

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you
about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe
and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve
the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your
water. Our water source is ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. The treatment
required is aeration, coagulation, filtration, and disinfection with chlorine.

The Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and
search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results
are available on the DEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact the City Clerk, Sheila
Brown at (352) 498-3552. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you
want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the first Thursday of
each month at 6:00 P.M. at the Horseshoe Beach City Hall, 5thAvenue East, Horseshoe Beach, Florida.

Horseshoe Beach Utilities routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2004. Data obtained before January 1, 2004 and
presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms
we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs
are set as close to the AICLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maxim un Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
knownii or expected r-isk to health. MAICLGs allow for a iiimargiin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that. if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that
a water system must follow.
Treatment Technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. ,There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. AIRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial
"ND" means not detected anld indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mng/l) one part by weight of analyze to I million parts by weight of the
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter ('pg/l) one part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the
water sample.
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Corrosion of
galvanized pipes;
erosion of natural
Cadmium (ppb) 04/03 N 2.9 N/A 5 5 deposits; discharge
from metal refineries;
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batteries and paints

Chromium (ppb) 04/03 N 2.2 N/A 100 100 ndpulp mills;eroion
of natural deposits
Emosios of natural
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Fluoride (ppm) 04/03 N 0.17 N/A 4 4 promotes strong teet
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fertilizer and
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Salt water intrusion,
Sodiuma (ppm) 04/03 N 9,9 N/A N/A 160 Iahinag f om soil

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TTHMs (Total Trihalomethanes). Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the
MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys or central nervous systems, and may
have an increased risk of getting cancer.

Haloacetic acids (five) (HAA5): Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL
over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally
occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the
presence of animals or from human activity

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come fiom sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultual
livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stonnwater runoff, industrial or
domestic wastewatcrdischarges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. I
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety ofsources such as agriculture, urban stonnwaterrunoff,andresidential uses. ,
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and
petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stonnwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occu-ring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certaiif
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations
establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More
information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental
Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. -

In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply it may be necessary to make
improvements in your water system. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. RAte
adjustments may be necessary in order to address these improvements.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immurio-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone
organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants canibe
particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health cae
providers. EPA/CDC gIudelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection b ryctbsporidium'iaid
other microbiological contaminants are a\ ailable firm the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). -

Horseshoe Beach Utilities works to provide top quality water to every tap. We are committed to ensuring the
quality of your water. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of 6tir
community, our way of life and our children's future. .-

If you have any questions or concems about the information provided in this report, please feel free to:
our office.


Our office is open: Mon. Fri. (8 a.m. 4 p.m.)
Our phone number- (352) 498-3552
Our address : Horseshoe Beach Utilities
P.O. Box 158
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648

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Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
July 1,- July 28, 2005
4181 29' 30.0' N 83" 22.0' W Pepperfish Keys, Gulf Coast-cont
Fri 1-Jul 12:20AM 2.4 5:07AM 1.8 11:04AM 3.2 7:19PM 0.3
Sat 2-Jul 1:33 AM 2.5 6:09 AM 1-.9 12:01 PM ,3.3 8:14 PM 0.1
Sun 3-Jul 2:25 AM 2.6 7:09 AM 1.9 12:54 PM 3.4 9:02 PM -0.1
Mon 4-Jul 3:07 1 A2.7 8:01 AM 1.9 1:42 PM 3.5 9:44 PM -0.2
'Tue 5-Jul 3:42 AM 2.8 8:48 AM 1.8 2:24 PM 3.6 10:21 PM -0.2
Wed 6-Jul NM 4:16AM 2.9 9:30AM 1.6 3:02 PM 3.6 10:55 PM -0.2
!Thu 7-Jul 4:48AM 3 10:10AM 1.5 3:38 PM 3.7 11:25PM -0.1
'fri 8-Jul 5:19AM 3 10:49AM 1.4 4:12 PM 3.6 11:52 PM -0.1
6at 9-Jul 5:49 AM 3.1 11:28 AM 1.4 4:46 PM 3.6
,un 10-Jul 12:18 AM 0 6:19 AM 3.1 12:08 PM 1.3 5:23 PM 3.5
'WMon 11-Jul 12:44,AM 0.2 6:48AM 3.1 12:50PM 1.3 6:03 PM 3.3
'Tue 12-Jul 1:12AM 0.4 7:17 AM 3.1 1:38 PM 1.2 6:51 PM 3.1
Wed 13-Jul 1:45AM 0.6 7:47 AM 3.1 2:33 PM 1.1 7:52 PM 2.8
'Thu 14-Jul FQ 2:24 AM 1 8:20 AM 3.1 3:40 PM 1 9:13 PM 2.6
Fri 15-Jul 3:11 AM 1.3 9:01 AM 3.1 4:57 PM 0.8 10:55 PM 2.5
Sat 16-Jul 4:11 AM 1.7 9:52AM 3.1 6:14 PM 0.4
Sun 17-Jul 12:32 AM 2.6 5:21 AM 1.9 10:56AM 3.2 7:23 PM 0
'Mon 18-Jul 1:47 AM 2.8 6:34 AM 2 12:04 PM 3.4 8:23 PM -0.3
'Tue 19-Jul 2:45 AM 3 7:40 AM 2.1 1:07 PM 3.7 9:17 PM -0.6
*A'ed 20-Jul 3:34 AM 3.1 8:37 AM 2 2:05 PM 3.9 10:06 PM -0.8
ZThu 21-Jul FM 4:16AM 3.2 9:28AM 1.8 2:59 PM 4.1 10:51 PM -0.8
'Fri 22-Ju 4:54AM 3.2 10:17 AM 1.6 3:51 PM 4.2 11:33 PM -0.7
Sat 23-Jul 5:28AM 3.2 11:06AM 1.3 4:41 PM 4.1
:Sun 24-Jul 12:11 AM -0.4 6:00AM 3.2 11:55AM 1.1 5:31 PM 2.8
.Mon 25-Jul 12:46 AM 0.1 6:29 AM 3.2 12:46PM 0,9 6:24 PM 3.5
.Tue 26-Jul 1:18 AM 0.6 6:57 AM 3.2 1:43 PM 0.8 7:24 PM 3
Wed 27-Jul LQ 1:48AM 1.1 7:26AM 3.2 2:49 PM 0.8 8:38 PM 2.6
Thu 28-Jul 2:19AM 1.5 7:59AM 3.2 4:09 PM 0.8 10:20 PM 2.3
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Cross City Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinkin2 Water

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to
correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received on
4/19/05 show that our system exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for
Disinfection Byproducts which include Total Trihalomethanes. The standard for Total Trihalomethanes
is .080 mz/L. The level of Total Trihalomethanes_was found at .158 mz/L.
The standard for HaloaceticAcids is .60mg/l. The level of Haloacetic Acids was found at .170 mg/l.
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have
specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

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

What happened?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water
and creates the Disinfection Byproduct.
What is being done?
The Cross City Water Treatment Plant is working with our Engineers & The Department of
Environmental Protection to resolve this issue. We anticipate resolving this issue within the next 12

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

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

This notice is being sent to you by Cross City WTP. State Water System ID#: 2150243.

3 lova a my M-Pwf

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

Quarterback Club To
Meet July 18
The Dixie County Quarterback Club will meet
on Monday night, July 18, 2005 in the classroom at
the front of the gymnasium at 7:00 P.M.
Come out and support the Bear football program
and have a great time doing it.

Buddy Martin's
Weekly Sports Commentary
Remembering Shirley,

My Sister

SO- -4

Aug. 9, 1935-June 20, 2005

Nobody ever taught me more than my sister.
I know everybody thinks their sister is the
greatest one in the world. Mine was.
"'She was and avid Florida Gator fan and
knew her football. For two years while I was
working a couple of Florida football books, we
traveled to out-of-town games together. We
latighed a lot.
The morning after the Gators won the
National Championship, as we walked out of
the hotel, she took a deep breath of that New
Orleans air and said to Joni and myself: "Well,
I feel like I can die now. I finally saw them win
a national championship."
~She, of course, lived nine more years,
always rooting for her beloved Gators. Right
up. to the end she knew what was happening in
Gainesville, even though she slept most of the
day for the last 10 months and was barely able
to. communicate except on those rare
Just a couple of weeks ago, after attending
the Ocala Gator Club meeting, I had been
talking to her about Urban Meyer. I had picked
up the newspaper to read about the meeting
when she peered over at the headline and said,
N"Urban Meyer... Let me see that." She
pr oceeded to take the paper out of my hand and
read the entire siory. And then said: "Humpih.":
It seemed she understood.
'* She loved Steve Spurrier, wasn't too happy
about some of the others. One of the coaches
deployed such an obvious offense that Shirley
could call out the play before it ran.
;,Recently after Shirley .died from brain
cancer, a friend from High Springs told me that
he'd always enjoyed Shirley's bright
personality. He told me, "When she would
walk into the room she was like the 150-watt
light bulb."
Yes, Shirley could light up a room. And she
lit up our lives.
Especially mine.
-Do you know what it's like to have a sister
who thinks everything you do is wonderful and
that you are almost perfect?
Our In Memoriam that appeared in the
Ocala Star-Banner written by her family -
said it best: "She taught us all about how to
live with class and how to die with dignity."
She was a true Southern Lady,. maybe not
exactly a Steel Magnolia more like a rose-
scented Titanium Oak. The emphasis is here on
She expected doors to be opened for her,
and we weren't real gentlemen if we didn't.
She taught her children, Scott and Sherri, to
say "yes sir" and "no sir."
She was a worldwide leader of thank you

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Her friend Carla
Denson once said: "If
you did something nice
for Shirley, she'd turn
: a around and do
Sj i something nicer. It was
impossible to out-nice
Her faith was the
cornerstone of her life.
If you believed in Jesus and were a Baptist,
you were a lock to make heaven. She couldn't
promise you anything otherwise. So she
wanted all of her friends and family to join up
in order to erase any possible doubt.
Her favorite sayings during the entire 10-
month periods of her illness were "Isn't God
good!" "Go and have fun" and "I'm just
Prayer was her greatest weapon. If you were
eating out with Shirley, you'd better not be
uncomfortable with public prayer because
there was always going to be a blessing in the
She wrote the book on how to teach Sunday
School, or should have.
Her generosity was spectacular, whether
giving money to her church or poor personal or
a special cause, making a political contribution,
personally paying for an old building to be
placed on the national registry, which she often
did, or buying gifts for her loved one.
Birthdays of friends and loved ones were
right up there with national holidays.
Christmas was an event to be celebrated
with lavish giving. Department stores should
have sent limos and airplanes for her the way
those casinos do to entice high rollers to come
to Las Vegas.
Once she learned the stores on Fifth Avenue
would take her personal check she would take
to shopping marathons in the Big Apple.
Before my last trip to New York I asked her
what she wanted for Christmas and she said, "I
don't care, as long as it comes in one of those
little blue boxes" as in Tiffany's.
She was the gold standard in more ways that
one. She was a powerful woman, had high
st3nd-arfds and when she wanted something
done a special way, she was right up there with
Vince Lombardi for a strong will.
She loved her family, friends, church,- dogs
- and she loved her Ocala, as evidenced by
what you see in it. As a co-founder-of Historic
Ocala Preservation Society, she helped save
Fort King. On the first night of her service, a
co-worker from Venice drove up to the
visitation and, seeing the Fort King Historic
District for the first time, he said: "You can see
her influence everywhere."
And there was some you couldn't see as
Shirley was blessed with not just material
gifts, but spiritual gifts. Those gifts are listed in
Romans 12, one of our family's favorite
scriptures, read also at the funeral of our
mother, Margaret Martin Cannon, who died 30
years ago.
Shirley Martin Lovell Ritch had many of
those gifts. She was an exhorter, prophesier,
minister, giver, leader, teacher always
merciful, always with cheerfulness.
Today, she is wearing gold crown.
Shirley, I know you have gone on to a better
place. I will miss you, but you will always be
in my heart.

(You can e-mail Buddy Martin at



Get Your
Tuned & Ready!

The Dixie County
Quarterback Club will be
sponsoring a Dixie County
Poker run on Saturday, July
16, 2005. The event will begin
at 10:30 A.M. at Pinner's
Oasis in Cross City.
The Quarterback Club is
sponsoring this event to raise
money for the annual Football
Camp that the DCHS players
attend in August.
They are looking for
$25.00 sponsors for this event.
If you would like to contribute
to the wonderful effort call
Edward Marsh at 498-5931 or
David Tippins at (352) 578-
4084. They are trying to get to
get at least 100 motorcycles to
enter the Poker Run, so if you
have a motorcycle come join
the fun and maybe you will
win the $100 cash prize.

Free Physicals
Dixie 'County Health
Department and School Health
are. no\ taking appointments
(sports school) at Ruth Rains
:Middle School. Call 498-1290
fo6r your ;appointment. Do not
\\ait until August!
There will be no guarantee
of getting tne after school
,reopens in August. Call now!

Dixie Youth
Football League
Thq deadline to sign up to
attend football camp is July
14th. Camp will be held July 21
& 22 6 p.m. 8 p.m. & July 23
8 a.m. Noon at DCHS
football field. A fish fry and
cake auction will be held at the
City Park on Friday, July 15th
to help raise money to get the
program started.
Please mark your calendars
and come out and support
these young people.
Registration fee is $75.00 and
does include camp! DYFL
would like to say a special
thanks to the community for
their support of this program.




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By Capt. Brian Smith
Five Gallon Bucket Trout
Trout are biting in Steinhatchee. They aretbiting left of
the river. They are biting right of the river. They are biting pink
grubs, candy corn grubs, electric chicken grubs, white with pink
swimmy tail grubs, Catch 2000 plugs, Top Dog, Jr. baits, live
pin fish, 'shiner tails', live shrimp, dead shrimp, shrimp gumbo,i
shrimp scampi, boiled shrimp, grilled shrimp, shrimp omelets,
shrimp burgers...Sorry, I got a little carried away. But, judging
by the number of trout I've seen being carried up the dock in fiye
gallon buckets, if you happen to see a five gallon bucket floating
in the Gulf, fish around it. It's holding trout.
Capt. Steve Kroll brought in a trout earlier this week that
had more than half its' body jutting above the rim of the five
gallon bucket. The fish weighed eight and half pounds. It took a
pink five inch Salt Water Assassin over some rocks south of the
river. Capt. Steve pointed out exactly where the fellow should;
cast the jig. The fish hit before the lure got good and damp. Alt
first, he thought the fellow had a redfish, but when it wallowed orl
the surface Steve thought small cobia. Near the boat, it flashed
showing the specks and the net began to shake in Steve's hands,
When the fish was brought aboard, the fellow was nonchalant
about the catch. He was a 'newbee' to the saltwater game. It wa4
the fish of a life-time and he had to be informed of that. Capt4
Steve took several pictures of the fish, one picture weighed d
pound and half.
Now I know there are some old timers out there saying,
"we used to cull fish that size back in the day". But, grandpa it's
2005 and it seems to me God stopped making those models in the
early 70's. Great catch Capt. Steve Kroll running Pepperfish
Guide Service.
Redfish are biting mighty fine on the skinny water rocks
Gold spoons and jigs popped over them during the rising tide are
putting arches on the outfits. The dogged fight of a red fish is
well worth the effort of working for them.
Grouper are taking frozen and live offerings from 40 feet
on out. Start in short water, work your way out and end in short
water to eliminate the long boat ride in. Trolling is picking up E
number of grouper and some king fish are whacking testing 'the
drags on occasion. For me, I like catching fish several different
ways. When the grouper are hitting the bottom baits, as \\ell asj
the troll gear, I love it. And then you get a good king, fish, as 4
bonus... count me in.
In some areas, amberjack are hoarded up like ., ild dogs.
We've been using single hook top water and fat shallow-darting
plugs for some action I'd love to film for ESPN Saturdays. Free!
lined live baits are a guaranteed belly grunt for the anglers. If
you've never enjoyed eating one of our Steinhatchee AJ's, you're
missing a treat. They are fantastic table fare regardless of the way
you cook them. Keep what you'll eat and toss the rest back fot
, the next kid. .....
Thanks for taking the time to read. Take dare of yourself
and the tackle.
Capt. B
Fishing makes us less the hostages of the horrors of making a

Mayor's Softball Tournament
Mayor Kenneth "Tank Lee, along with Earl Pendarvis,. will
be hosting a Men's slow-pitch Softball Tournament on July 15th &
16th. All games will be played at the New Dixie Co. softball field
located at the Little League Complex. The tournament will start
with three (3) games on Friday night beginning at 7 pm, and all
day Saturday starting at 8am. Entry fee is $150.00 and teams.must
supply own softballs 47 (core). Games will have an -hour and
fifteen minute time limit. Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd.8 & 3rd .plac
teams, as well as individual trophies for 1st place team. There will
be a concession stand on site, serving hamburgers, Hot dogs, and
cold drinks. Volunteer umpires are needed!

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 6f encouragement.
Send your cards to: Rachel Freeman, 631 W. Lake Circle.
Longwood, Florida 32759-2957.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

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Hey Kids!
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
*Turner Point Landing: CR 31-U, 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.
July 11-15, Central Baptist Church, Hwy. 351S, 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.

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According to Nutrition
Expert Dr. Udo Erasmus. The
key is knowing which foods
calm us, which sharpen our
minds, which boost sex drive,
and which foods lift depression
and increase our confidence.
Dr. Erasmus offers these
Depression -- Foods
containing the essential
fatty acids Omega 3 &
Omega 6, like cold water
tuna, salmon, trout, and
mackerel, have been found
to elevate mood. Flax,
sunflower, and sesame
seeds or their blended oils
are rich vegetable sources
of these two depression-
lifting essential fatty acids.
Apathy and Mental Fatigue
-- Women often find eating
liver remedies oxygen and
iodine levels throughout
the body, which helps to
create an energetic attitude
toward life.
* Anger and Stress --
Turkey, chicken, and
bananas contain
tryptophan, a building
block of serotonin, which
produces a mellowing
effect. Fish and seeds
containing Omega 3 assist
brain function, reduce
stress, and promote
* Can't Concentrate --
Improve concentration
with greens on a short-term
basis, a combination of
flax and sunflower seeds
over the long term,
" Low Labido -- Chocolate
has often been used to
jump-start the libido
because it contains
theobromine, which
induces feelings of
euphoria and happiness.
Oysters, long considered
an aphrodisiac, are rich in
zinc, an important nutrient
for sexual function.
* Insomnia -- Magnesium, a
muscle relaxer, can be

found in green vegetables.:
Calcium, which works ini
conjunction with
Magnesium, is plentiful in
milk and cheese.
Violent Behavior -- Can be
treated with fatty foods
containing the essential
fatty acids, or with
concentrated oil'
supplements containing'
Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Migraine Headaches --
Five daily glasses of pure
water along with regular.
consumption of fiber- rich,
food will help flush.
headache-producing toxins,
from the body.
What kind of chair you;
prefer says a lot about you. If
you choose to sit on a certain
chair, you have no suspicions
or distrust towards it. This is
the same psychology present in
our relationship with the people
we like. In other words, the
qualities you look for in a chair
are similar to the qualities you
look for in a partner. Sit down
for a minute and give it some
* Cloth covered -- You want
your partner
(girlfriend/boyfriend) to be
together with you always,
no matter when or where.
" Leather covered -- You
want your partner
(girlfriend/boyfriend) to be
more open with you about
* Wood -- You want your
(girlfriend/boyfriend) to'
take more care of his/her
dress and manner.
* Cushioned -- You want'
your partner ,
(girlfriend/boyfriend) to be,
a little bit more relaxed,
calm and composed.
* One with a built-in.
massager You want your',
(girlfriend/boyfriend) to do
more for you.

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-. -.- -. ---. -- ----............ .. .
Where do legends come from? Well, usually they evolve from
older legends as people tell them again and again. And maybe
that's the case here.' And I say case, because that's what it was: a
criminal case. Officially, FBI case number 145-2961. They were
investigating the interstate transport of obscene material. It was
getting so much attention that even the FBI's esteemed director
and noted strong man J. Edgar Hoover himself was involved and
monitoring every step of the investigation.
The only problem was they couldn't find it the obscene
material that is. The FBI was sure that it was there, they had 'it
from the best sources, and they were going to prove it, then arrest
the offending culprits. But first they had to find the offensive
material. And so far, they had been unable to do that. The FBI
even hired outside experts to help provide evidence and bring this
awful case to trial. But the experts failed too.
You may find this hard to believe, but what had the FBI and J.
Edgar himself all riled up was a song. The song was written by
Richard Berry in 1957, and had been recorded several times in the
next couple of years. But no one paid any attention to it. That is,
until this new rock and roll group picked it up and made it their
lead song on a new album. As you know, part of the tradition of
bands is to put their lyrics on the album jacket so the fans can sing
along too. But in this case the band thought the lyrics were kind of
simplistic and well, mushy. So they left them off the cover. Ohi
they did one other thing too. They thought the album would s6ll
better if the fan couldn't understand the silly lyrics, so the band
mumbled the words.
That's all it took! The FBI saw something inherently evil
about that act,,and launched a five-year investigation. And you
know what? They never did find anything obscene at least not in
the original version. Well, It's a Little Known Fact, that this one
song has been recorded more than 1,200 times by such artists as
Otis Redding, Little Richard, Barry White, Paul Revere and the
Raiders, Beau Brummell, and many more. It is one of the most
recorded songs in history. And the truth is that it is really nothing
more than a simple ditty about a Jamaican sailor who was away
from home and thinking about his girlfriend. But nobody ever
really knew what the lyrics were. And almost every band that
every recorded the song made up what they thought they heard,
and no one ever sang the real lyrics to... Louie Louie.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

-a CLASS OF 2005
'-t Eery graduating class has a
unique character. The Class of
;2 00i which totaled 116 students
%. %~i11 be remembered as one that
............ continued to be a model of
SSuperintendent of Schools sues tcigt elof
Dennis W. Bennett success matching the Class of
2004, with 58% of its members
scoring a 3.0 GPA or greater. The Class of 2005 had a larger
number entering Trade Schools (10%) and more entering the
military (7%) than the Class of 2004.
. There were 96 standard diploma students and two (2) special
diploma students. Included in the 96 standard diplomas were six
(6) students who were ESE students and the FCAT was waived;
twelve (12) students had not passed FCAT at the time of
graduation OR had not met ALL graduation requirements. FCAT
re-test is scheduled for 06/23/05, in the DCHS Library.
' Individual students gave the following information as their
intentions for post-secondary plans:
* 12 Students intend to attend Trade Schools OR 10%
* 13 Students have applied or have been accepted to a 4 year
C-dllege or University OR 12%
* 56 Students have been accepted or plan to attend a
Community College OR 49%
* 9 Students have enlisted or planning on enlisting in military
OR 7%
*, 26 Students will enter the work force OR 22%
-Florida Academic Scholars No senior qualified for Academic
-Florida Medallion 19 (Seven who also qualified for Gold Seal)
-Florida Gold Seal 8 (Seven who also qualified for Florida
-Dual Enrollment 28 Students participated, taking a variety of 12
courses offered.
-Honors Classes: English I Honors 28 students; English II
lonors- 46 students;.English III Honors -'21 Students; Biology I
Honors 29 students; Chemistry I Honors 44 students.
' Students with 3.0 GPA or greater = 67 students OR 58%.


P. O. BOX 1647
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, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 651
May 22, 1998
Destription of Property:
36 10-13-5665-0012-0330
Lol 33, Block 12 of SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUBDMSION, as per plat of said
subdivision recorded in Plat Book 1 of the
public records of Dixie County, Florida
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
sdcri certificate_ shall be sold to the
ighetl. bidder at the Dixite Ciuny.
Courthouse on August 9th at 11:00 A.M.
qIated this June 27, 2005
Joe tHubert Allen
Olerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



P.O. BOX 1879
The, holder ofthe following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
th -property, and the names in which it
vyas assessed are as follows:
certificate No.: 740
May 22, 1998
Description of Property:
(Old #03-12-13-6778-160E-0160)
OF CRD 346, RUN N 89 DEG 51 MIN 50
5g5,12 FT, S 0 DEG 08 MIN 01 SEC W
9.DEG 51 MIN 45 SEC W 118.46 FT, N 0
DEG 7 MIN 5 SEC W 200 FT, RUN S 89
bEG 51 MIN 45 SEC E 118.51 FT. BACK
5910 SW Archer Road,
: Gainesville, FL 32601
SP.O. Box 3621, Indialantic, FL 32903
SP.O. Box 638, Old Town, FL 32680
WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
s ich certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall be. sold i. the
high est bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on August 9th at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this June 27, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk,of the Circuit Court
Dixie 'County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.: 1067
May 29, 2003
Description of Property:
Lot 5, Block 14 of Suwannee Gardens
Subdivision, as per plat of said subdivision
recorded in Plat Book 1 of the public
records of Dixie County, Florida.
128 Bigelow Drive
Edgewater, Florida 32032
WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall be sold to. the
highest bidder at the DixiLe County
Courthouse on August 9th at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this June 27, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk

SWAT Visits Dixie

SWAT Team from Region II visited Dixie County earlier this summer spreading the word about the dangers

of tobacco.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
A very special group of young men and
women recently visited Dixie County, SWAT
(Students Working Against Tobacco), bringing
their message, "Be The Change".
The group was from the Region II Florida
SWAT Team. Statewide SWAT-is 50,000
members strong. That's a lot of voices sending
out warnings to their peers about the dangers of
tobacco products. This' year's, theme, "Be The
Change", is the message that SWAT groups
have brought to the public through visuals such
as signs and t-shirts. Traveling throughout North
Florida, this group has a goal to reach out to 50
people a day. Brittany Butler of Hamilton
County and Steven. Pate of Suwannee County
were the spokesmen for the group and noted that
they mostly receive positive feedback. Steven is
also on the Florida SWAT Executive
. Committee. The two advocates also noted that
since SWAT started in 1998 there has been a
decrease in the use of tobacco products by 57%
in middle school age youth and 37% in high



Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following application for permit was
received on February 8, 2005:
Suwannee Pointe Condos Modification,
Hodor Company, 240 Northwest 76th
Drive, Suite D, has submitted an
application for an Environmental
Resource Permit Number 04-0421M, for a
total project area of 0.57 acres. The
project is located in Township 13 South,
Range 12 East, Section 29, in, Dixie"
Interested persons may comment upon
the application' or submit .a Written request
for a staff report containing proposed
agency action regarding the application
by wting to the Suwannee River Waler
Management District, Attn: Resource
Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. Such comments or
requests must be received by 5 00 P.M.
within 21 days from the dale of
No further public notice will. be provided
regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to
remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled
to request an administrative hearing,
pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative
Code, regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report.

Post 91 News
Post 91 Family, remember our Fourth of July "Family Picnic"
at 11:00 AM at the Post Home on US-129, five miles north of
Trenton. The Post will supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and
tea or coffee to drink, and Legion Families will bring the side
dishes and desserts. Also plan to bring your families and friends,
and plan to bring some veterans or widows of veterans with you.
Invite your friends and neighbors, bring them to our Post and show
it off a little.
Post 91 Adjutant, Dean Williams, has informed me that Post 91
has been donated a commercial, submersible water pump and the
labor to install it, but we need the services of a well driller. If
anyone knows a well driller that would donate his time or at least
give us a good deal, have them contact Dean:at 386-454-8143.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 will have a Yard Sale on
July 16 by the intersection of State Road 26 and US-129 at the
traffic light in Trenton. The Yard Sale will be on the N.E. corner
and if you have any items to donate for this Yard Sale, plan on
dropping them off at the Post on Friday, July 15th. For more
information on this Yard Sale, contact the Auxiliary Presidenti
Anne McKinney at 352-463-1459.
The Department of Florida State Convention will run from
Thursday, July 7 thru Sunday, July 10, in Orlando. Due to several
Post Officers attending the Convention, the Executive Committee
decided to move the July Post meeting to Saturday, July 16th.
For God and Country, Wayne Gravely, for Jamerson-Sheffi'"
Post 91 of the Florida American Legion

Fundraising Efforts To Help DSO

Gets Big Boost
Several months ago a group of local citizens decided to help
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office get some much needed
equipment such as bulletproof vests and hand-held radios. With the
first fundraiser still in the making, one part-time Dixie couple
stepped forward with a donation of $3,000.00!
Here is what they had to say, "We are part time residents of
Dixie County and we know what a great job our Sheriff's
Department does. Read the article in the paper and though we
should help-out. Thanx for your hard work & service to the county
Sincerely, Jay & Kathy Keenebrook, Dagger, LLC. No, thank
you, Jay and Kathy!"
Needless to say, Sheriff Hatcher was overwhelmed by the gift
for his officers. "I can't thank the people of Dixie County
enough," he said. "It is heartwarming to know that our efforts are
Be looking for the first of many fundraisers that will be needed
to get this vital safety equipment our officers need. If you would
like to help or need more information you may call John Friskey at
498-7515. :

school youth! That is a tremendous
Butler and Pate stated that during the school
year their group travels to various schools
educating young people about tobacco. Fact -
over 4.9 million people die from tobacco every
year worldwide, 420,000 of them are
Americans. In Florida alone 28,700 people die
from smoking related illness each year. By not
starting the habit, young people. can truly "Be
The Change."
Prior to funding being cut for SWAT
programs throughout the United States, Dixie
County was also an active member in the
Florida SWAT program. It is hoped that in the
near future our local program will be revitalized.
If you would like to know more about the
Region II SWAT program you may contact
Steven Schneitman at steven-
To all the SWAT students, we give out a big
Dixie Salute, for your dedication to such a
worthwhile cause.



The Town of Horseshoe Beach will not
have a city election pursuant to Ch.
Mayor Katherine Hutchison continues to
serve as Mayor for the Town of
Horseshoe Beach. Talmadge Bennett
filled the vacant seat created by
' Councilman Jim Livingston. The following
individuals serve as Council Members for
the Town: Talmadge Bennett, Tina
Brotherton, Martha McBumette and
George T. Kight:
Sheila Brown ,
Cily Clerf



Dixie County

North Florida Community.
College announced that the,
following Dixie County;
residents have graduated from;
NFCC's Criminal Justicem
Academy. Graduates are:
Criminal Justice
OLD TOWN Michael
Berry, Jamie L. Davis, Billy
T. Everett, Wilma B. Hendrix,
Joseph D. Hines, Adam L.
Buzbee, Alton D. Land.
Jonathan L. Valentine.
For more information,
contact the NFCC Office of
College Advancement,
850/973-1653 or email

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

L 4 1

Cong. Boyd's Staff To Be In Cross

City July 14
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Cross City on the second Thursday of every
month so the people of Dixie County have the opportunity to
personally discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is
important to the Congressman that his staff is available for those
who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, July 14, 2005
County Commission Board Room
in the Courthouse Cross City




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Diabetes I Health education I Physical exams I Skin care
Lipid and PT clinics I Pharmacy consultations

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am 5:00 pm
For an appointment, including same-day
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Love...Daddy, Holly, Nana, Papa Bob,
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

CRCCI Participates In 11th Annual Relay For Life

We Dedicate This To...Carl E. Skelton

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CIlC'I Employees were "tops" at the annual Relay For Life, collecting the most money raised by a
participating correctional institution.
Cross City Correctional Institution received the award for raising the most money
participated in the Eleventh Annual Relay for towards the fight against cancer by a
Life in Chiefland, Florida on May 13 and 14, participating correctional institution.
2005. The total raised during this year's Relay On the night of the Relay, we participated
was over $54,000.00 with Cross City C.I. along with Lancaster C. I. and Mayo C. I. in the
raising $7,265.42 through various fundraisers Jail and Bail, which was great fun.. Cross City
and sponsors. C. I. was recognized by the American Cancer
We had a Chicken & Rice Dinner ($816.67), Society (ACS) for the support of Mr. Farcas and
a Cake Auction [Warden Farcas paid $225.00 the support of all employees. ACS further
for one cake!] ($875.00), Silent Auction expressed special appreciation to Ms. Carolyn
($455.00), Paint Ball T-Shirts ($42.25) and DeVore, Event Committee Member
received donations for a 50/50 drawing (Sponsorships and Entertainment), Mr. David
($480.00) and an oak rocking chair ($461.10). Tippins, Emcee of the Event, and Ricky and
CRCCI's Sponsors this year were Aramark Theresa Lambert, Team Captains.
($1,250.00), Drummond Bank ($1,000.00), We set up camp at 3:00PM and enjoyed the
Waste Pro ($250.00) and Anderson Columbia all night event, then participating in the closing
($700.00). All employees were enthusiastic and ceremonies at 9:30AM on Saturday morning.
participated in the fundraisers. Cross City C. I.

Mason Don Howell Appointed
District Deputy Grand Master
At the Grand Lodge of Florida on June 1st, Don Howell of
Steinhatchee was appointed District Deputy Grand Master for the
8th District of Florida.
Don is a Past Master of
Shamrock Lodge of Cross City
three times and has had an
active Masonic career after he
retired from the Navy serving i I f
on air craft carriers. 1
The 8th District includes
Shamrock Lodge, Joppa Lodge,
Perry Lodge, Mayo Lodge, Day
Lodge, Madison Lodge,
Memorial Lodge and Greenville ii
Lodge. He and his wife, Elaine | I
will be doing a lot of traveling J
during his year as Right
Worshipful District Deputy
Grand Master that ends the end 2-K,1 1 .' *
of May 2006.
R.W. Don has
committeemen who travel with A. Jg---
him representing the different
Masonic committees. His
Committeemen are as follow: RWDon Howell
Bro. Norman Jester of
Steinhatchee, Bro. Tommy Greene, Past Potentate of Marzuq
Temple of Tallahassee who lives in Madison, R.W. Gene Masters,
Bro. Earnest Glidden, Worshipful Guye Daniels all from Old
Town, Bro. Les Flaherty, Bro. Dennis Gates from Suwannee, Bro.
Rbger Pittman from Trenton, Bro. Charlie Sanders from Perry and
RW John Osteen from Mayo, RW Eric Daniels, District Instructor
from Old Town.
(R W is the abbreviation for the title given to anyone who has ever
been given the honor of being District Deputy Grand Master)

Public Announcement


.The Florida Department of Community Affairs
'and Florida Department of Environmental
-Protection will co-sponsor a public workshop on
springs protection hosted by the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council. The
workshop will be held:

July 14, 2005 10 A.M. to Noon at the
Quality Inn Lake City (US 90 at 1-75)

Developers, engineers, landscape architects,
planners, elected officials, environmental and
public interest groups, and other interested
parties are invited to attend this informational
workshop to introduce and obtain comments on
the Draft Springs Protection Implementation

The Guidebook will provide information to local
governments amending comprehensive plans
and land development codes to incorporate
groundwater protection.

For meeting materials and information contact:
Scott Koons, Assistant Executive Director
North Central Florida Regional Planning Council
(352) 955-2200, ext. 104 or koons

Additional information is available at the Florida
Department of community Affairs website:
www. dca. state. fl. us/fdcp/dcp/springs/index. cfm

During dry seasons, the
eland-the largest antelope
in Africa-can live for weeks
without water.

Through the years you've always made us proud. We've watched you strive to great goals. From
graduating high school to four years in the United States Navy.
Thank you for serving our country. We've missed you deeply.
With love & honor,
Your Family

Preschool And Kindergarten
Immunization Requirements For
School Year 2005/2006
In addition to the routine immunizations, all children entering,
attending, or transferring to preschool or kindergarten in Florida
are required to have the Hepatitis B vaccination series (three shots)
and the varicella (children Pox) vaccine, The Advisory Committee
on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics,

and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommended
these vaccinations. It takes four to six months to complete the
Hepatitis B vaccine series, therefore, parents are bring informed of
the immunization requirements, and are encouraged to begin the
vaccines as soon as possible. You should contact your child's
immunization provider to set up an appointment to begin the
immunization requirements as soon as possible. The facility that
provide your child with theses immunizations must give you the
Certificate of Immunization (form 680) verifying completion of the
school immunization requirements. These vaccines may be
obtained free of charge at the Dixie County Health Unit.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

nne Hodges Receives Special

recognition From DEF

Pictured left to right: Anne Hodges, DEF President Arthur Bellot, and
DEF Treasurer Carol West.
SThe Dixie Education Foundation, Inc. proudly recognized
Anne Hodges for her many years of service to the organization.
Anne has generously given of her personal time to prepare the
Foundation tax returns and compile information for the audit each
year. As a small token of sincere appreciation, Foundation
President, Arthur Bellot presented a plaque to Anne at the May
12th donor reception. The entire board of directors of the Dixie
Education Foundation, Inc. again extend our heartfelt "THANKS"
to Anne for her many hours of service.
SFYI: Through great partnerships with area businesses and
individuals, 83 scholarships, totaling $50,900 were awarded this
year to Dixie County High School graduating seniors!



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM May 19, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, May 19,
2005 at 6:00.PM in a regular meeting,
in the County Commissioner's Meeting
Room, in the Dixie County
Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
The Chairman, Marcus A. Hays,
called the meeting to order.
Invocation Commissioner Valentine
Pledge to flag led by Commissioner
Welcome by Chairman Hays
Commission Minutes, Regular
. Meeting of May 5th, 2005 were
presented for approval.
County Attorney, Joey Lander,
stated he has read the minutes and
finds them in order.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to approve the minutes as
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to go into the Planning &
Zoning Board.
PUBLIC HEARING, continued from
May 5th. 2005 Meeting-BCC
FLORIDA, concerning Petition ZC-05-
04, a petition by Lawrence Crow, to
request a change of zoning
classification from Residential Single
Family/Mobile Home I (RSF/MH-1) to
Heavy Industrial (HI) on Parcel No.
23-10-13-0000-4810-0.100, 46.98
ACRES 23-10-13 NW /4 OF SEC
ORB 108 P 353 & ORB 109 P 341,
Billy Keen opened the public hearing
by reading Petition ZC-05-04;
applicant Lawrence Crow.
Commissioner Land made a motion
to deny the request due to the parcel
being wet, near the school, and in the
middle of Old Town; seconded by
Commissioner Driggers.
Billy Keen stated that we have to go
by the Federal Flood Plan.
Cheryl Nicola discussed the petition.
She stated that Dixie County is
growing. This proposed project will
create 30 to 50 jobs.
Larry Crow spoke and advised he
made petition for the owners and they
still wvant to rezone .the property.
Houeier, he has another property in
mind for his waste management
The owners confirmed thai they did
want the rezoning change.
Joey Lander stated the owners could
amend their application.
Motion carried to deny the Heavy
Industrial Rezoning.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to go back to the regular
Larry Crow, representing Mr.
Fraccalvieri, informed the Board that
they are interested in a parcel that
seems to be more compatible to their
needs. It is on the Rollison Road and
owned by Herman Sanchez.
-Commissioner Driggers stated that
he has spoken with Herman Sanchez
about this parcel and it will be a good
site for the facility. It is across the
street from the transfer station site.
-There was discussion regarding the
paving of a road to divert traffic off of
Rollison Road.
An Economic Development Grant
could be applied for regarding this type
of new business.
'Corhmissioner Lamb commented if
this could happen the grant would help,
you and the county.
'Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded 'by Commissioner Land and
carried for Mr. Crow to proceed with
the zoning change for this parcel.
Billy Keen said they will have to file
ain application to begin the process and
it will not make the June 2" meeting.
Sable Boiling, Dixie County Health
Department, discussed the roof project
for the health facility. She expressed
appreciation to Arthur Bellot for his
help and displayed photos of the
Sable discussed the meeting for the
assessment regarding county health
needs held at the Putnam Lodge, in
which the owner allowed at no charge.
She introduced Jeff Feller as the Chair
of the meeting and assessment process.
Mr. Feller introduced his workplace
as WellFlorida Council, Inc. out of
SGainesville, Florida. He presented a
printed power point presentation and
Sent over it with the Board. Part of the

discussion involved the Health Care
Infrastructure Surtax. Examples of this
are; Florida Statute 212.055(7), which
allows counties below 800,00
population'to levy up to 0.5% health
care infrastructure sales surtax for
indigent health care. It was re-
authorized in 2005 by SB 300 and
changes made to benefit small counties
(less than 50,000) by SB 470; counties
with less than 50,000 may issue the
-combination of Local Govt.
Infrastructure Surtax, Small Co. Surtax
and Voter-Approved Indigent Care
Surtax at a rate up to 1.5%. This
would generate an estimated $350,000
Annually in Dixie County with a voter-
approved 0.5% surtax.
. Grants were mentioned by Sable and

Mr. Feller requiring no match; but
would need to meet other requirements.
The Board requested Sable Boiling,
Jeff Fellers, Arthur Bellot and the
present Chairman to come up with a
Mr. Mahle appeared before the
Board regarding his property next to
Millers Marina in Suwannee. He
stated that over time part of his lot has
been taken in by traffic cutting across it
and then was paved by the county.
Approximately 800 feet of the SW
comer is being used. People choose to
cut through for whatever reason. He
stated that the main issue is the traffic
due to construction. We are seeing
dump trucks, cement trucks, etc...
Cars come around the comer squealing
their tires. Due to safety issues, we
would like to see it squared off and a
stop sign put there. He presented
photos of children playing.
Commissioner Lamb stated that first
of all his taxes need to be reduced if
the county paved part of his lot for a
county road.
Gayle Lovelace stated that it would
be good if a stop sign was put there to
slow or stop some of the commercial
traffic. It is dangerous place.
Commissioner Hays asked that this
be tabled until he can get' with Mr.
Mahle and Billy Keen to look at the
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to table the item until the
next meeting as requested by
Commissioner Hays.
Ms. Keen discussed Teen Court and
explained it to those present. She said
that it is a prevention, intervention and
diversion program.
She introduced Jessica Reed and
Codey Fowler as volunteers that serve
as lawyers in the Teen Court Program.
County Judge Koberlein serves as
Judge for the program. Ms. Reed and
Mr. Fowler read several 'letters
provided by teen volunteers that
support the program. Teen Court has
recently opened a school store to help
support the program.
Ms. Keen stated that she receives
funds from the school. She related to
the Board that funds are being
collected by Dixie County Ordinance
2004-03 Section 1. (4); Teen Court is
to set in the ordinance to receive 25%
of those funds. She stated that she is
here today to request for those funds to
be disbursed.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the
disbursement to Teen Court as outlined
in Ordinance 2004-03.
Mr. Bob Solano, Sunset Place
Developers, came before the Board and
presented drawings of a proposed
project in Suwannee to each of the
Commissioners. His project consists of
a motel/resort/recreational type facility.
There would be a pool and ping pong

tables, etc... We need your help to
acquire commerc,ial/general zoning. It
is proposed to be located next to the,
Suwannee Baptist Church. It will be
similar to the one in Steinhatchee
across from Roy's Restaurant.
He introduced Ms. Annette Land as
an investor and owner of one of the
units at the Steinhatchee resort. She
also was voted Agriculture Person of
the Year at her Branford, Florida
Mr. Solano stated that hq would like
to sell units to investors; 600 sq. ft.
units at $100,000 to $200,000 in turn
-will generate tax revenues for the
Commissioner Hays thanked Mr.
Solano and Ms. Land for coming to the
Board with the information and
presenting it the way they have.
Commissioner Lamb asked if they
have met with the Suwannee Water and
Sewer Board.
Mr. Solano stated that it is on his
agenda, but they wanted to get an idea
of interest in the Board.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
and Arthur Bellot attended meetings in
Suwannee and one problem is water
distribution. The developers will have
to do something on their side of the
meter and they are in support of it.
Debra Alcom-rnHowerter stated that
you need to think about traffic and the
seawall near there. ,It has already
blown out a couple of times.
Mr. Solano stated that the seawall is
no problem; we will repair it and
strengthen it. As for the traffic, it is
right on the main road and shouldn't be
much of an impact. We propose 50
units and will follow all county codes
and height restrictions.
The Board instructed him to follow
procedures and file with the proper
Mr. Hodges came before the Board
regarding the Soil & Water
Conservation District 2005-2006
budget. At their May 10th, 2005
meeting a budgetary requirement of
$13,550 was determined. While it
appears to be an increase, it actually
reflects what the expenditures were
during the 2004-2005 budget year.
Commissioner Hays discussed
Charlene White's resignation from her
position as secretary.

Mr. Hodges stated that the DSWCD
examined the possibility of pulling out
from Gilchrist and Levy with the
shared secretary, but after much
discussion, it was determined that the
associated costs of travel, insurance,
and employee benefits could not be
justified and that it would be best to
continue as in past years.
Mr. Hodges thanked the Board for
their support and respectfully submits
this request for the FY 2005-2006
Roy Griffin came before the Board
on behalf of Mr. Edwards. He
presented the Dixie County Grants
Status Report dated May 19, 2005.
He stated that the Florida Housing
Finance Corporation is conducting
Hurricane Housing Recovery
Workshops and they will be attending
the Pensacola Workshop on June 3'.

If anyone from the county wants to
attend the registration is free, but you
do have to register.
Recapping SHIP Tracking reports
are in process from 2001-02 through
2004-05 for Michael Chaney and the
Florida Housing Coalition. They
should be finished within ten days.
Mr. Griffin presented photos from
the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation Information Guide
featuring Ms. Lillian Clemons' new
home. Also, a thank you letter from
Michelle and Shauna Clark for their
new home was presented to the Board.
The Dixie County 2005-2006 CDBG
Housing Revitalization application has
been submitted, in which $750,000 in
housing repairs/replacement funding
was requested (copy presented to the
Board). The final score of 782.07
could have been higher, if a TANF
employee (worth 25 points) had been
hired. If the application is funded,
work could begin by October or
November 2005.
There is still Economic Development
funds available to assist in establishing
a business in Dixie County. Dixie
County is eligible to receive $750,000
in ED money.
Mr. Griffin mentioned that Mr. Sam
Roberts' home is almost completed and
he can move in soon.
At this time, Chairman Hays stated
he would break from the agenda to
hear from Mr. Dale Colson.
Mr. Colson came before the Board
regarding a piece of property that the
county gave permission to Mr. Preston
Chavous to remove some trees and fill
in because he declared it to be an alley.
Mr. Colson stated Mr. Chavous has
recently sold the property and it does
not even belong to him. He stated that
he talked with Mr. Aussie Brown
(previous owner of the land) and Mr.
Brown says that Preston Chavous did
not own anything on the east side of
the canal. Mr. Colson stated that he
has talked with Mr. Raker about the
There was more discussion, and the
Board agreed to table the matter for
further research.
Jerry Martin appeared before the
Board on behalf of Chad Reed. He
presented a section of the Dixie County
Advocate featuring the Dixie County
Emergency Medical Expo highlights.
Commissioner Hays thanked Ms.
Kathryn Mclnnis for getting the kids to
the event.
Scott Garner discussed the Hold
Harmless Agreement between Florida
Power Corporation d/b/a Progress
Energy Florida, Inc. and the Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County. It needs amending.
Joey Lander commented that they are
addressing two separate issues.
Commissioner Hays thanked Scott
Garner for attending the meeting in
Suwannee. Also, attending was Bill,
Keen, John Jenkins, Jack Spivey and
Arthur Bellot. Commissioner Hays
thanked them for coming.
Joe Ruth came bel'ore the Board and
reported that he has sold 2"'0 ..up.ns
for the debris program.
DEP is holding steadfast in him
being at the site or the gate must be
locked. DEP Consent Order April
2005 sited violations. "no operator on
site" and the fine was $1,250 to settle.
There will be a training class for five
people which will cost the county
$5,000. Then we will have five people
that will be able to cover the problem.
Collections are up on dumpster
rentals. We need to have some repairs
done to the existing dumpsters and also
need some additional new ones.
Joe thanked Arthur Bellot and
Howard Reed for helping him at the
site when he has to leave, for whatever
Commissioner Lamb statedthat Joe
is being bashful and down playing this.
He is, in fact, having a hard time
running back and forth from one piece
of equipment to another and he needs
some help.
Arthur Bellot inquired about What
they want to do about the consent
Joey Lander said DEP needs to be
contacted, work out an agreement and
get a written letter from them stating
that the training ($5,000) will be
accepted in lieu of the consent order
Someone remarked that Frank
Darabi was supposed to handle the
agreement with DEP; at the 'last
meeting he (Darabi) stated that he
Commissioner Land said that our
attorney needs to handle it.
A conference call will need to be
done, due to Joe Ruth not being able to
leave the site.
Howard Reed stated that he received
several applications and he
recommended John Myers, Michael
Carter, and L.E. Ward.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded 'by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to accept the recommendation
of Howard Reed and the new
employees will follow the standard
probation period.
Joe needs some new dumpsters; we
had four dumpsters on fire this week.
Mr. Spivey came before the Board
and presented a proposed compliance

form for review by the Board and
County Attorney.
Joey Lander inquired as to what he is
trying to achieve.
Arthur Bellot stated that we want to
verify that the developers have
received assurance from area utilities
that they will be able to supply electric,
sewer, and water before we give them
permits to build. He wants to make
sure that the development pays its way
and not the taxpayer.
Joey stated you don't want to create
a problem and put the responsibility on
the county. Right now it is the
developer that has the responsibility to
provide this.
Commissioner Hays stated that
developers are willing to help with
Commissioner Valentine stated that

he is getting calls regarding this.
Joey commented that this is a matter
of courtesy, but we are not responsible
at this point.
Arthur stated that we have been put
on notice that two of the local service
utilities can not supply high rise water
supply. They have requested that we
help them by making sure that they are
aware of developments that are
proposed for permitting.
Joey read from the Florida Statutes.
He said that we can-not deny a building
permit based on someone not talking
with the utility companies.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that the developer needs to supply the
building department with the amount
of usage they will be requiring..
Joey said that a developer can not
demand services that are not there.
They must supply their own before
they can get the certificate of
Mr. Spivey stated that he did not
mean to stir up trouble; he is just trying
to look ahead.
Commissioner Hays stated that the
developers in Suwannee are ready to
help in distribution, water pressure and
reduction of insurance rates.
Billy Keen stated that Mr. Bob
Cames is here and would like to
address the Board. His application is
coming up for public hearing at the
next meeting on June 2"d.
Mr. Cames came before the Board
and stated that he has made a family
track at his residence on Robin Lane.
He stated that he has children and
friends that come over and play. It is
confined to the area around the shop;
about seven acres.
Commissioner Land stated that his
phone rang up until 10:00 PM Saturday
about the noise.
There were several citizens present
that are against the track, due to noise.
Mr. Cames stated that he doesn't
complain when his neighbors shoot
their guns and their donkey and
peacocks holler. The other day I
handed out flyers to everyone to keep
the noise down to a minimum.
Billy Keen stated that this will be a
special exception for the race track and
will be presented at the next meeting.
A-Action Item: Satisfaction of
Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for
Ms. Clara Whitfield presented for
approval. The three year requirement
has been satisfied.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the Satisfaction
for Ms. Whitfield.
B-jlnformation Iteml: The Clerks
Financial Status Report dated April
2005 presented to the Board.
C-4lnformation Iteml: Resolution
Nos. 05-17, 05-18, and 05-19
presented. Resolution 05-17, a
resolution designating the Dixie
County's Comprehensive Plan as its
Community Development Plan. 05-18,
a resolution authorizing the
expenditure of $200,000 of Dixie
County State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) funds towards
.Dixie' County's 2005 Community.
Development Block Grant Application
for a Housing Revitalization Program.
05-19, a resolution authorizing the
subniission of an application for the
Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs for Federal
Fiscal: Year 2005. These were
approved at the May 12th, 2005 public
hearing per Dick Edwards.
D-llnformation Item|: The executed
contract from Anderson-Columbia Inc.
for the Forest Hill Road re-paving
project has been received by the Clerk.
Joe Hubert Allen inquired as to when
the renovations for his new office will
Arthur Bellot stated he is waiting on
the architect.

Arthur Bellot came before the Board
and commented that the Hold Harmless
Agreement between Progress Energy
and the County discussed earlier needs
the wording changed to suit the needs
of the county.
The Board agreed for the County
Attorney to handle this.
Small County Coalition will hold
.meetings in Tallahassee May 31st and
June 1st. Commissioner Driggers,
Commissioner Lamb and Arthur Bellot
are to attend.
Wednesday, May 25th in Lake City
will be a Transportation Planning
Arthur informed the Board that he
received a call from Guardian Ad
Litem requesting a DSL line
installation for faster service. This
needs to be a budget item.
The Board agreed to let them submit
this as a budget item on their 2005-06
budget requests.
Arthur discussed a furnace problem
in the courthouse and Ronald Cassidy
is checking it out.
Commissioner Driggers commented
that if we are lucky enough to get the
new courthouse renovations grant
money we need to change out the
Arthur discussed an email he
received regarding NOAA changing
their rules in SB786; limiting
information to the public. The
National Weather Service is a branch
of NOAA and the primary source of
weather data, forecasts, and warnings
to the United States.

Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to adopt a resolution in
opposition to this bill. Joey Lander to
Mr. Lander informed the Board that
during the- negotiations of the union
contract last year three employees were
not given a salary increase due to them
being new. employees. He
recommended the raise for them at this
time; which is the same per hour as all
the other employees that received the
raise back in October.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to increase the salary of
these three employees; Danny Dey,
Randy Douglas and Larry Keen.

Ardenia Underhill signed some
equipment transfers and Mr. Lander
stated it would need to be signed by the
Chairman, Marcus Hays.
Joey introduced Chip Pottinger as
the new owner of the Hatch RV Park in
Mr. Pottinger addressed the Board
regarding selling the lots as condo
units. We do not need to change the
zoning. We want to get permission to
do a "Condo Declaration". There are
15 units and they can not be
homesteaded. Whatever is on the unit
must have an engine, a steering wheel
and must be able to be removed from
the site within 24 hours. Atlanta,
Georgia and New York uses this same
principle for parking spaces. The
Condominium Association is governed
by the state.
Commissioner Lamb stated the,
county can not get involved in it once
it is allowed.
Billy Keen commented that what
concerns him is if someone can sell
this same size lot and also, if they will
be given a deed why is it not buying
the land.
Commissioner Lamb stated it sounds
like buying a timeshare.
Joey Lander answered that they will
be buying airspace; like buying a
condo. You are not buying the
building you are buying space.
Billy inquired about the assessment;
would it be on each space.
Commissioner Valentine and
Attorney Lander confirmed that the
assessment would be on each space.
Commissioner Valentine stated that
he is hearing that there is another one
coming for permission to do the same
Lander informed Commissioner
Valentine that they will have to apply
and advertise, for a re-zoning to have an
RV park and then go through this same
Commissioner Valentine stated he
wanted to make sure they pay the
charges for special assessments and
impact fees on all the units.
Billy Keen stated Hatch RV Park

was only approved for 6 units.
Joey Lander asked Mr. Pottinger
he is willing to pay the 15 units impi
Mr. Pottinger stated yes he wou
Motion by Commissioner Valentin
seconded by Commissioner Drigge
and carried to approve the request f
the Condo Declaration.
Commissioner Land requested
assistance from the Board to ,ei' th
culvert and limerock hauled to 'ti
Veterans Memorial off US 19. -Ral,
Tyre and Bob May have asked for it
be done by Memorial Day.
The Board agreed to furnish -'.-
loads of limerock and a culvert aft)
finishing the river damaged roads. -
Howard Reed stated we will do,'fe
very best we can to get it done as sobn
as possible.
Commissioner Hays requested
assistance with the Ward Averfue
Road. The pavement is breaking off
and the city limit stops just before; ihe
problem area.
Commissioner Valentine inquired
about the progress on Christine 'anid
Tommy Hunt's telephone.
Attorney Lander commented that -he
sent the legal description for the
second time and still has received no
response as of this date. The county
spent $1,300 for a survey and it is'not
our fault. We are waiting on a
response from Bascom Gulf LLC; the
Vendor 10905 11009 Payroll
10529 10633
Motion was made by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioher
Lamb and carried to adjourn at 11:15
SIGNGED: Marcus A. Hais,
Chairman & Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of

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 abput,
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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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

Viarine Corp League Auxiliary

Officers Installed

L-R; Virginia Neary, Sr Vice, Arlene Lang, President, Mary
Christians Sec/Treasurer. Standing L-R; Jean Daughterty
Chaplain, Dee Bazar, outgoing President, Pat Hermansen,
'Judge Advocate, Mary Gonzales, Captain of the Guard.

The new officers of the Tri-County Marine Corps League
Auxiliary were installed June 21st. Outgoing President Dee Bazar
conducted the ceremony & turned her gavel over to new President
Arlene Lang. The Auxiliary meets on the third Tuesday of each
month at the DAV Hall in Cross City.
Thank you,
Joyce Holubek- Media Person, MCLA
I A. allil

Log Cabin

Log Cabin Quilters met
Thurs. June 23, at the Levy Co.
-Quilt Museum. Another Log
,Cabin was taken out of the
frame and a green and white
log cabin was put together and
quilting was started. We had
the help of Christine and
Ashley who are our youngest
members. Christine is learning
how to put a quilt together as
well as putting it on the poles.
She is a great quilter and she is
12 years old. We had a center
brought up from New Port
Ritchey and we are to design,
put it together and get it
quilted. It will be raffled off
s for the football'team this fall.
Monday 12 quilts of all
sizes was taken to the St.
"Francis house in Gainesville,
This will bring the total of
41we have donated to be used
for the many children that are
Soer there. We will be going to
Camp Curuth next Tues. to
Stench a group of girls how to
-sew. We usually make pillows
,and they can take them home.
I it is always a fun da3 and we
;-get to see our many friends
.-4own there. Lunch was great
%'%ith fried egg plant, squash
and tomatoes, rice, cheese and
::,macaroni, red cabbage salad,
:potato salad, all kinds of


:Program Still

:Running In

.-'Dixie, Gilchrist
'-& Levy
The Diabetes and
hypertension Education
Outreach Program, better
k ow as SMART, will remain
u t;ip and running in the tri-
: county area for at least another
-'*two years. Facing the end of
--federal funding and lack of
I "additional resources to keep
: the program going, the
'-SMART Program held two
'farewell events to say good-
-bye and thank you to all the
many program participants,
supporters and referring
However, thanks to
community support from
places such as AvMed Health
Plans, Trenton Medical Canter,
Shands HealthCare and other
local contributors, the program
will remain operational
through at least 2007.
Eileen Seneacal, 'Case
Manager for the Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Counties is
located at Trenton Medical
Canter and may be reached at
Smart is a program of the
Rural Health Partnership of
North Central Florida (RHP)
and serves Bradford, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Levy
Suwannee and Union
Counties. RHP is a
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:born William Jefferson
Blythe IV, but took his step-
father's last name of Clinton
at the age of 16.

When grackles fly, they
fold their tail feathers upward
and use the tail to steer.


Story Time with

Ronald McDonald

June 29, 2005

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Ronald McDonald is on his way to the V% 1 '
Dixie County Public Library! Ronald's
magical summer reading show is .i
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 child in 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.

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.


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FREEDOM. cont F,,rom P.
know through the decisive leadership of this Administration,
the Army desired to keep our present Commander-In-Chief;
only 23% wanted to change to Senator Kerry (The Army times,
We are at war with terrorism. I hope we do not forget about
that day of 11 September 2001. I hope we do not forget about
the 1,715 souls we have lost, who have made the ultimate
sacrifice for freedom. And, we must not forget that we have'
given freedom to two countries where they now have the righf
to VOTE for their president.
Remember, it took us 11 years to ratify our constitutiofi.-It
took five years for Germany to become a democracy and seven
years for Japan to do the same. Afghanistan and Iraq will not be
any different; so, let us continue our present course of action
and see FREEDOM flourish in the Middle East.
Thank you, my fellow residents of DIXIE, for your support of
our CIC vote on 2 November 2004 and continue to pray for us
as we fight terrorism world-wide.
Thank you for all your support.
We ARE winning the war.
MSG David W. Ezzell

Thank You! MSG Ezzell and all the rest of our service men and
women for protecting the FREEDOM that we all enjoy. Our prayers
are with each of you.
Benefit Prom July 9
There will be a Benefit Prom on July 9, 2005 at the' Dixie
County Woman's Club, located behind the Dixie Co0nty
Courthouse. The prom starts at 4:00 P.M. and last until $:00
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. For tickets
or more information call Laura Taylor at (352) 221-3434 or Candy
at (352) 498-7725.
There will be a King & Queen crowned all ages are welcome
to attend. All proceeds will go to raise funds for Rachel Freeman
who was injured when she was struck by a car earlier this year.



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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005





P.O.E. 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.: 549
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

Subdivision recorded at Plat Book 1, Page
.'76, in the public records of Dixie County,
:Florida. 'Said property being located in
section n 35, Township 9 South, Range 13

*'Estate of Geraldine M. Eubanks, Todd E.
Eubanks, a married person, Margaret A
Ballon, a married person, Arthur R.
:Thomton, a single person, 1018 Carew
; Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804.
.*'Estate of Geraldine M Eubanks, Todd E
Eubanks, a married person, Margaret A
Ballon, a married person, Arthur R.
Thornton, a single person, 2606
Greenleaf Drive, Orlando, FL 32810
Estate.of Geraldine M Eubanks, C/O Dave
W Eubanks, III, 10802 Grand Haven, San
Antonio, TAX 78239

: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 b.e sold to. the
.:-ighest bidder at the Dixie County
,Courthouse on July 12th. 2005 at 11:00

.' Dated this June 6, 2005
.doe-Hubert Allen
.Clerk of the Circuit Court
-Dixie County, Florida 32628
:By.-Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk

CASE NO.: 05-0112-CA




NOTICE 1S HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
lotion and Order Resetting Foreclosure
-Sale Date dated the 21st day of June,
,2005, and entered in Case No. 05-0112-
-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial
circuitt in and for Dixie County, Florida,
y herein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB is the
.PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to
Ahe highest and best bidder for cash at the
IROSS. CITY, FL at the Dixie County
.Courthouse, in CROSS CITY, Florida, at
S1:00 a.m. on the 6th day of July, 2005,
yhe following described property as set
-forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

: he West 1/5 of the North 1/2 (except
hereee shall be an easement for private
(oad and public utilities along the South
25 ft. of the above described lot) of Parcel
t lying in Sec. 24, T. 9S., Range 13E.,
.Dixie County, Florida, being more
:particularly described as follows:

: Commence at a concrete monument at the
1N.W. comer of U.S. Government Lot 3
.-forementioned Sec. 24 for a point of
reference; thence run S. 00 deg., 52 min.,
-30 sec., E. a distance of 50.04 ft. to an iron
pipe; thence continue S. 0 deg., 52' 30" E.,
4a distance of 1952.48 ft. to an iron pipe;
<.nd the point of beginning; thence
,continue S. 0 deg. 52' 30" E. a distance of
. J25'.41 ft. to an iron pipe; thence run S. 88
:.4eg,,-11' 58" E a distance of 633.57 ft. to
*ian iron pipe; thence run N. 0 deg. 57' 10"
^*W/, a distance of 326.41 ft. to an iron pipe;
:4tence run N. 88 deg 17' 17" W., a
'distance of 633.30 to an iron pipe and the
:pint of beginning (also known as Lot 38-

:Together with that certain 2002 Fleetwood
:Doublewide Mobile Home with VIN#'s
: AFL175A73301BP21 &
^16 accordance with the Americans with
'Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
.persons who, because of their disabilities,
reedd special accommodation to participate
'3n this proceeding should contact Jerry
raterr, at (352) 498-1246 or (V) 1-800-
:.55-8771 (TDD) or Florida Relay Service
,fL 32628 prior to such proceeding.

:ATED this 21st day of June, 2005.

:*lerk of the Circuit Court
,jy: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk

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P.O. BOX 141
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.: 336
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

Lot s 3 thru 15, Block 2, SKYLINE HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION, UNIT 1, as per plat on file
and of record in the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Dixie County, Florida.

Subject to all valid easements, restrictions
and reservations of record.

*Michael A.R. cotter, III,
HC4 Box 279, Old Town, FL 32680
*Michael A.R. Cotter, III,
Route 2 Box 889, Old Town, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate- shall be sold to thee
highest bidder at the Dixie Count
Courthouse on July 26h, 2005 at 11:00

Dated this June 20, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


pursuant to Ordinance No. 90-04, as
amended, comments, objections, and
recommendations concerning a special
exception, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of'Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Board of Adjustment of
Dixie County, Florida, at a public hearing
on July 7,'2005 at 10:00 a.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Courthouse
located at 401 North Cedar Street, Cross
City, Florida.

SE-05-02, a petition by F.B.M. Leasing
Corporation to request a special
exception be granted to renovate a R.V.
campground on the property described,
as follows:

Bbgin at the Northwest corner of the SW
1/4 of Section 34, T8S, R10E, Dixie
County, Florida for the P.O.C., Thence N
89 degrees 36 minutes 12 seconds E
along the Quarter-Section line 100.21
feet to the West R/W line of U.S. Highway
# 19, thence S 20 degrees 48 minutes 00
seconds E, along the West R/W line of
U.S. #19, 310.00 feet to the Southeast
corner of property described' in Official
Record book 173, page 620 and to the
P.O.B., thence S 20 degrees 48 minutes
00 seconds E along the West R/W line of
U.S. #19, 2459.86 feet to the South line of
Section 34, Township 8 South, Range 10
East, thence S 89 degrees 25 minutes 35
seconds W, along said Section line 58.57
feet to the centerline of Old U.S. Hwy. 19,
thence N 28 degrees 44 minutes 01
seconds W along said centerline of Old
U.S. Hwy. #19 1309.83 feet to the
beginning of a curve concave to the East
and having a radius of 2864.93 feet,
thence run along said curve and
centerline of Old U.S. Hwy. #19, 566.27
feet to the West line of Section 34, T8S,
R10E; thence N 00 degrees 00 minutes
37 seconds E along said Section line
43.62 feet, thence N 89 degrees 36
minutes 12 seconds E along the South
line of property described in Official
Record Book 173, page 620, 210.35 feet
to the P.O.B. Containing 10.99 acres more
or less. Tract or parcel is more particularly
described as follows:

Parcel ID# 34-09-13-4497-0000-0020

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 petition for special
exception 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 County Board of County
Commissioners will accept sealed bids for
construction of erosion control
devices/systems for two locations in
Suwannee, Florida, County Road 349
South (CR 349S).

Location #1 is on CR 349S stabilization
and erosion control on part of the west
shoulder of CR 349S and an adjacent

Location #2 is a the Big Bradford Bridge
on CR 349S and will involve stabilization
and erosion control of the bridge and

Complete specifications and 'drawings
area available through and available for
inspection at the following:

Bergman Associates
7411 Fullerton Street, Suite 109
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 363-3133
FAX: (904) 363-3203

Arthur Bellot
Dixie County Coordinator
P.O. Box 2600
Cross City, FL 32628
Ph.: (352) 498-1426
FAX: (352) 498-1471

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be
held at the County Coordinator's office,
99 NE 121 Street, Cross City, FL (next
door to Bank of America) on June 30,
2005 at 10:30 a.m. This project is being
funded by partial funding from USDA-
NRCS, the Board of County
Commissioners and Suwannee River
Water Management District.

All bids must be submitted on the bid form
that will be provided in the specification
package. The Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to reject
any and all bids or parts of bids if it is in
the best interest of Dixie County.

Sealed bids must be turned in to the Dixie
County Clerk's Office in the Dixie County
Courthouse. P.O. Box 1206, 214 NE 351
yy.. Cross Cty. FL EL32628. clearly
marked NRCS Erosion Control Bid by no
later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July
6.L2005. Bids will be opened and read
aloud at the- Board of County
Commissioners meeting after 10:00 a.m.
on July 7, 2005.

Dated this 18th day of June, 2005.
Dixie County Board of County
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman



The Dixie County Board. of County
Commissioners hereby requests
proposals from qualified individuals or
firms to provide Administrative Services for
the Dixie County State Housing Initiative
Program (S.H.I.P.). The individual or firm
selected should be prepared to begin
immediately and will coordinate and/or,
oversee all administrative tasks related to
Dixie County's affordable housing

The Dixie County S.H.I.P. Administrator
will work closely with the Dixie County
Coordinator, the Dixie County Affordable
Housing Partnership and the Dixie
County Commission.

Administration services will include
complete management and reporting for
the program to include, but not be limited
to, the following tasks: Performing
personal interviews with persons seeking
housing assistance, determine income
eligibility of those persons seeking
housing assistance, conduct on-site
inspections of residences in need of
rehabilitation, advertise the availability of
funds, develop work write-ups on homes
and prepare bid packages for
contractors, contract development,
project/program management, financial
tracking and 'advisory management,
review of policies and procedures and all
other federal or state imposed
requirements for grant implementation
and compliance.

Contracts awarded for Administrative
Services will range from one to three
years depending upon the firm or
individual selected.

Proposals will be evaluated on an equal
competitive basis using the following
criteria: (1) experience or ability to
become experienced with the S.H.I.P
Program; (2) staffing and management;
(3) task outline of proposed services; (4)
familiarity or ability to become familiar with
local conditions and (5) fee. The fee
quoted must indicate a basis for
calculation and submittal. Fees may be
quoted as lump sum, hourly rate or task
completion rate.

Six (6) copies of sealed proposals,
received by 3:00 p.m. on July 6th, 2005, at
the Dixie County Chorthouse Commission
Office at 214 NE 351 Hwy., Suite H ( P.O.
Box 2600), Cross City, FL 32628, Attn: Mr.
Arthur Bellot, Dixie County Coordinator, in
order to be considered. Additional
information may be obtained from Ms.
Denise Lytle at (352) 498-1206.
Proposals will be opened at 3:30 p.m. on
July 6th, 2005 in the Dixie County

Administration Offices. Evaluation and
selection will occur at a time and place to
be determined. An evaluation committee
may be appointed and interviews may be
conducted. Contracts resulting from the

process will be subject to review and will
be fashioned so as to protect the county's

The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners reserve the right to reject
any and all proposals, to waive any
informalities or irregularities in the
proposal process and to award the
contract in the best interest of the county.




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 July 7, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

ZC-05-09, a petition by Henry Fred
Mitchell III and Dewey Hatcher Jr., 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 described property does not
constitute the homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
the property described as follows:

9.76 25 9 9 COM SE CR OF SEC RN W
1926.15 FT FOR POB CONT W 433.30 FT
N 1001.04 FT TO S R/W LE 181.66 FT S
94D E ALG R/W LE 253.40 FT S 960.73
FT TO POB as per the Offidcial Record
Book 227, Page 248 and Official Record
Book 305 Page 632.

Parcel ID# 25-09-09-0000-0042-0100

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

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.



CASE NO. 05-0225-CA

Robert Lemon Sr.,


Any Heirs, Known and Unknown of
Beatrice W. Brown, Deceased Defendant

1. This is an action for adverse
possession and quiet title.

2. Robert Lemon is an adult resident of
the State of Florida.

3. The property more particular described
as: Beginning at a Point 140 yards East of
the NW Comer Govt. Lot1, Section 36,
Township 10 South, Range 13 East. And
Run thence East along Northern
Boundary Line of Said Govt. Lot 1,70 yds,
thence South 140 yds, thence West 70
* yds, thence North 140 yds to the P.O.B.,
the same being in Govt. Lot 1 of Section
36, Township 10 South, Range 13 East,
Dixie County, Florida.

4. Dixie County Property Appraiser's ID
No. 36-10-13-0000-5650-0000.

5. Property is located within the
boundaries of Dixie County, Florida,.

6. That the descendant (Beatrice W.
Brown), is without known heirs.

7. Defendant took possession of the
property, and for more than ten years
defendant has been in actual, open,
exclusive, continuous,, hostile, and
undisputed possession of the property
adverse to all the world and especially to

8. Fore more than ten years, defendant
has in open and obvious manner
occupied said property and paid all debts

of property.

9. Plaintiff now claims title to the real
property adverse to defendant.

Plaintiff requests judgement against
defendantss; declaring that plaintiff owns
absolutely and is entitled to the title and
possession of the real property described
in paragraph Three of this claim. Plaintiff
asserts all estate, right, title, lien or
interest in or to the property as the court
may deem proper.

I certify that a copy of this has been
advertised in a local publication dated
June 30, 2005.

Attorney at Law:

Joseph T. Lander
222 NE 210 Ave.
Cross City, FL 32628
FL Bar No. 0113557


CASE NO. 05-0225-CA

Robert Lemon, Sr.


Any Heirs, Known and Unknown of
Beatrice W. Brown, Deceased

TO: Any Heirs, Known and Unknown of
Beatrice W. Brown, deceased


A lawsuit has been filed against you. You
have 20 calendar days after this summons
is served on you to file a written response
to the attached complaint/petition with the
Clerk of this Circuit Court. A phone call will
not protect you. Your written response,
including the case number given above
and the names of the parties, must be filed
if you want the court to hear your side of
the case. If you do not file your written
response on time, you may lose the case,
and your wages, money, and property
may thereafter be taken without further
warning from the court. There are other
legal requirements. You may want to call
an attorney right way. If you do not know
an attorney, you may call an attorney
referral service or a legal aid office (listed
in the phone book).

If you choose to file a written response
yourself, at the same time you file your
written response to the court you must
also mail or take a copy of your written
response to the person named below.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires that you
provide the other party in this lawsuit
access to or copies of certain documents
and information. Failure to do this can ,
result in the court taking action against
you, including dismissal or striking of


Usted ha sido demandado legalmente.
Tiene veinte (20) dias, contados a partir
del recibo ide esta notificacion, para
contestar la demand adjunta, por escrito,
y presentaria ante este tribunal. Una
lilamada telefonica no lo protegera. Si
used desea que el tribunal consider su
defense, debe presentar su respuesta
.por escrito, incluyendo el numero del
caso y los nombres de las parties
interesadas. Si used no contest la
demand a tiempo, pudiese perder el
caso y podria ser despojado de sus
ingresos y propiedades, o privado de sus
derechos, sin previo aviso del tribunal.
Existen otros requisites legales. Si to
desea, usted puede consultar a un
abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a
unabogado, puede liamar a una de las
oficinas de asistencia legal que aparecen
en la guia telefonica.

Si desea responder a la demand por su
cuenta, al mismo tiempo en que present
su respuesta ante el tribunal, usted debe
enviar por correo o entregar una copia
de su respuesta a la persona
donominada abajo.

AVISO: La regla 12.285, de las reglas de
procedimiento del derecho de la familiar
del estado de la Florida exige que se
entreguen ciertos datos y documents a
la parte adversa. So Ud. no cumple con
estos requisitos, se le podran aplicar
sanciones, las cuales pueden dar lugar
al rechazo o a la desestimacion de sus


Des poursites judiciaries ont ete
entreprises centre vous. Vous avez 20
jours consecutifs a partir de la date de
I'assignation de cette citation pour
deposer une response ecrite a la plainte
ci-joine aupres de ce tribunal. Un simple
coup de telephone est insuffisant our
vous proteger; vous etes obliges de
deposer votre response ecrite, avec
mention du numero de dossier ci-dessus
et du nom des parties nommees icl, si
.vous souhaitez que le tribunal entende
votre cause. Si vous ne deposez pas
votre response ecrite dans e delai requis,
vous risquez de perdre la cause ainsi
que votre salaire, votreargent, et vos
biens peuven etre saisis par la suite, sans
aucun preavis ulterieur du tribunal. II y a
d'sutres obligations juridiques et vous
pouvez requerir les services immediate
d'un avocat. Si vous ne connaissez pas d'
avocat, vous pourriez teephoner a un
service de reference d'avocats ou a un
bureau d'assistance juridique (figurant a
I'annuaire de telephones).

Si vous choisissez de deposer vous-
meae une response ecrite, il vous faudra
egalement, en meme temps que cette
formalite, faire parvenir ou expedier une
copie au carbon ou une photocopie de
votre response ecrite a la personnel
nommee ci-dessous.

ATTENTION: La regle 12.285 des regles
de procedure du droit de la famille de la
Floride exige que I'on remette certain
renseignements et certain documents a
la parties adverse. Tout refuse de les founir
pourra donner lieu a des sanctions, y
comprise Ie reject ou la suppression d'un ou
de plusieurs acts de procedure._
Joseph T. Lander
P.O. Box'2007
Cross City, Florida 32628

(352) 498-3900
Florida Bar No.: 0113557

are commanded to serve this summons
and a copy of the complaint in this
lawsuit on the above named defendant.

DATED: June 28, 2005
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Deputy Clerk

Young eagles don't have
feathers that match their par-
ents' until they are about
four years old.

The Early Learning Coalition of th'e
Nature Coast will be facilitating the filt,
Tri-County Advisory Council Meeting 'on,
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 10:00 AM. Thie
meeting will be held at the Levy County
School Board Office at 10:00 a.m. The
address is 480 Marshbum Avenue,
Bronson, FL 32621.

Please contact the Coalition office at 877-
336-5437 if you have any questions.


The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the first
Tri-County Advisory Council Meeting on
Tuesday, July 11, 2005 at 11:00A.M. The
meeting will be held at the Citrus County
Health Department, Second Floer
Conference Room, 3700 W. Sovereign
Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Please contact the Coalition office at 877-
336-5437 if you have any questions.


The Early Learning Coalition of ,the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the first
Tri-County Advisory Council Meeting'. qn
Tuesday, July 20, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.The
meeting will be held at the Wildwood
Government Annex, 362 Shopping
Center Drive, Wildwood, FL 34785.

Please contact the Coalition office at 877-
336-5437 if you have any questions.


The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Committee,
representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy
and Sumter Counties, is scheduled to
meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2005.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Location: Inglis Town Hall Meeting Room
135 W. Highway 40
Inglis, FL 34449

Please contact the Coalition Staff at 877-
336-KIDS (5437) if you have ahy

Notice Of Public Hearing To
Close County Maintained Road

The Board of County Commissioners of
Dixie County, Florida will hold a public
meeting on July 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m; in
the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Courthouse
located at 214 NE 351 Highway, Cross
City, Florida for the purposes of
discussing the closing of a county
maintained road to public travel on North
Bay Street, Demory Hill Subdivision,
Suwannee, Florida ..

This action is brought by petition to the
Board by Doyle L. Ratliff, Sr. and Larry
Richard Ratliff and the property in
question is more properly described ,'as

Adjacent to the eastern boundary of lot
ten (10) in Subdivision of Lot eight (8),
Block E, Demory Hill Subdivision in
Section 30, Township 13 South, Range
12 East, in Dixie County, Florida.

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 thatfor
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 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.: 69
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:
Beginning at the SE Comer of SW Quarter
of NE Quarter of SW Quarter of Sectioh'4,
Township 10 South, Range 12 East, and
from that point of beginning run N 120
feet, thence run W 55 feet, thence run S
120 feet, and thence run E 55 feet back to
the said point of beginning. The same
Being a lot or piece of land 120 feet long,
North and South, by 55 feet wide East and
West and located and lying in the East half
of the West half of Northeast quarter of
Southwest quarter of Section 4, Township
10 South, Range 12 East.

WARIN Said property being in .the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate. shall be sold to. the.
highest bidder at the Oixie Couaity_
Courthouse on August 9th at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this June 27, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
27- 0

The largest crabs in the
world, which stand three feet ,

high and often weigh as
much as 30 pounds, live off
the coast of Japan.

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FOR SALE New 12' Ornamental Iron
Gate $295.00. Call 542-0540.
FOR SALE 17" computer monitor,
.works great, colors are sharp $50.00,
,call 498-5319.
.FOR SALE Italian Grapevine wrought-
.iop, glass top dining set, 42x60, heavy
-tempered glass. 4 chairs with raffia rope
.seats & arms. New $1200.00, asking
$500.00 firm. Call 542-7781.
-ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe damps, spools of wire,
and a variety of electrical fittings all
brand new... half price or OBO for the lot.
Call Sid at 498-3312 (days) or 498-
bathroom sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at
'498-3312 (days) or 498-2991.
orders for Georgia Freestone Peaches
for canning & eating. 25 LB boxes!
Ripes ready to use $11.00, #2's
firmer $12.00. Ready for you to pick up,
Saturday, July 9th, 2 6 p.m. & Sun. -
JiJly 10th, 2 6 p.m. Call Jerry (352)
S498-5892 or (352) 356-1801.
peas, shelled & unshelled, deliver on
Wednesday. Call Thomas Farms of
LaCrosse, (386) 462-1203.
FREEZER BEEF $1.00 per pound, live
weight, plus slaughter, cut & wrapped.
Ray Hodges Evergreen Polled
Herefords, (352) 542-7135.
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.
.FOR SALE 1988 Aluma Alite 5th
-Wheel, new tires, very clean, good
condition, $4,500.00. Please call 542-
3117, anytime.
old, excellent condition, only cut 110
acres, barn stored all year. Fella Tedder
TH540T-$3,870 NH Rake-216 -
S12.33 NH Mower 1432 $16.740; NH
Round Baler 688 18,720, call (352)
375-6132 or (352) 472-3594.
FOR SALE 2002 Chevrolet 2500 HD
4x4 extended cab 4-door pickup truck,
excellent condition, call Mike after 6:00
p.m. at 498-7677.
,FOR SALE 1996 Maroon Chevrolet
Astro Van, 170,000 miles, power
everything, cruise control, front & rear
AC, AM-FM cassette player, rides great,
pretty new tires, perfect for trips, seats 8,
V8 engine, $5,500 negotiable. call (352)
FOR SALE 2001 Suburban LT, loaded,
4WD, 95K miles, 5.3 liter, $20,000.00.
(352) 498-3276.
FOR SALE 1994 Custom van, TVNCR &
game hookup, CB, fuzz buster,
leatherwood, 2 stereos, electric bed,
.new tires, well maintained. First
,$5,500.00. (352) 498-4273.
YARD SALE Saturday, July 2nd at 8:30
AM., 139th Street (Old Lydia St.), Off
Hwy. 351, Lots of good buys!!! Watch for
2, 8:00 until 1:00 p.m., no early birds.
,Home of Stacey Chewning, turn by Dixie
Chevrolet, 1st stop sign, 498-3220.
;July 2nd, 8:00 a.m. until noon, corner of
-Lovie Cannon Road & Horseshoe
,Beach Road. 3 cushion sofa, 6 drawer
dresser, HP printer, home interior,
.cam6uflage, Barbie dolls, exercise
.:equipment, rugs, bed linens and too
many items to list.
GARAGE SALE July 2, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.,
off Suwannee Lumber Road. House
directly behind Calvary Temple Church.
HELP WANTED Experienced cook
wanted (352) 498-7061.
HELP WANTED Part-time clerical
assistant position up to 25 hours per
week. The Board of Directors of the
Early Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast, serving
S'CCitrus/Dixie/GilchristLevy and Sumter
'Counties announces the following
,employment opportunity:
Part-time Clerical Assistant needed to
serve a five county service delivery area
to include Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy-Citrus
and Sumter counties. Minimum

qualifications: Experience including
strong computer skills, including Word,
. Excel, and Outlook. Candidate would
work primarily in the Dixie, Gilchrist, or
Levy County area, but must be willing to
do lite travel within the five counties and
work independently and well with
others. Please send resume to: Attn:
Susie Lloyd@slloyd@elc- or fax information to
(352) 563-5933 by end of business,
July' 7, 205. For EEO Employer
Questions, please call (352) 493-7408.
Creek Restaurant in Suwannee. Apply
in person.
in Suwannee has full/part time
receptionist position available must be
able to handle multiple phone lines,
take messages professionally and do
some office work. Reply to: Receptionist:
P.O. Box 5030, Cross City, FL 32628.
Cross City, pay $10.00 p/hour, fax
resume to (407) 891-1636.
MUSICIANS Lead guitar, lead male
vocal, bass guitar players needed for
local Steinhatchee Country/Rock Band.
Must have experience, be dependable
and motivated. Call for more information
(352) 498-7820.

"- -

Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: July 11'h
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
Associated Training Services
Suwannee River Resource
Conservation & Development Council is
seeking applicants to manage its farm
equipment rental program in Gilchrist ,
Levy counties. This position is a
contractor to the RC & D Council and is
part time, with most of the work occurring
during the months of October-January.
The equipment operator would be
responsible for keeping the equipment
secure, maintaining the equipment as
well as transporting and delivering
equipment to clients. Current equipment
consists of a no-till drill, to apply please
contact the RC & D office at (386) 364-
4278 or send a resume to: SRRC&D,
234 Court Street SE, Live Oak, FL
32064. Closing date is June 30, 2005 at
5:00 P.M.
JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools.
Position: Food Service Manager, Old
Town Elementary School
Contact: Anne Engers, Personnel
Director, Dixie District Schools, P.O. Box
890, Cross City, Florida 32628, Phone
(352) 498-6149, FAX (352) 498-1308.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
Equivalent Certification in School food
Service and Good Health.
Experience: Three (3) years in School
Food Service (Dixie District Schools
Deadline: July 8, 2005 (3:00 P.M.).
We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer
JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools.
Position: Instructional ESE Aide"
Job Location: Ruth Rains Middle School
Job Description: Assist the teacher
and/or other school personnel by
performing assigned tasks in order to
provide a quality educational program
for students. Must be able to lift at least
30 pounds. .
Contact: Beverly Baumer, Principal, Ruth
Rains Middle School, P.O. Box 2159,
Cross City, Florida 32628 Phone (352)
498-1346, FAX (352) 498-1283.
Qualifications: 1.) A.A. Degree and/or 60
college credit hours and /or passing
score on the State ParaPro Assessment
Test. 2.) Computer proficiency.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer
COMPANY Drivers needed, Class A
CDL, (2) years experience required,
DFWP, call (386) 294-3411.
apartment, $350.00 per month, plus
security references required. Call 498-
3035, leave message.
Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. We pay
pest control, water, sewer & garbage.
On-site laundry facility. Call (352) 498-
3175. Hwy. 351A Timber Lane, Cross
City, FL TDD/TTY 711. Equal Housing
HOUSE FOR RENT in Town of Cross
City, $400 p/mo., + security & deposit.
Call (407) 435-1044.
FOR SALE -, 3502 NE 272nd Avenue,
Old Town, FL, 1,296 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2 B, .80
acres. Price $38,900. Call (850) 402-
FOR SALE 2/2, 1993 Skyline mobile
home on 1.25 acres in the Cross City
area. Other special features. Asking
price $50,000, call (352) 529-6976 or
(352) 317-0850.
parcels of land and have been thinking
of selling? Have you wondered how
much it is worth? We are based in South
Florida, and have national and
international buyers ready to purchase
your property for more than appraised
value. Call me today for a FREE property
appraisal. Let me show you how much
you can get for your land! Maria Gomez,
Keller Williams Realty, (305) 761-4371,
deep water frontage, 3.8 acres, off
Sunnyvale Rd., 15K OBO. Great for camp
or dock. (407) 376-8661.
FOR RENT Office Space/Retail Space
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 appoiritment 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.

1 ItJi1 I U= :i=I i
Residential & Commercial
Service Work & New Construction
Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801
Cell # (352) 210-0062
Walter Freeman State Certified
Master Plumber -#CFC057595

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AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00
p.m. Cross City Church of Christ,
McArthur Street, across from Gooding
Funeral Home. Call 1-800-613-0164.
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. #
2005-0389. (352) 498-5463.
mobiles, walks, etc., Over 20 years
experience. Very reasonable prices.
Call Me! Pastor Jim Hurst, (352) 498-
PACK 'N SHIP New DHL packing &
shipping center in Old Town. We are a
Neighborhood Postal Center offering
competitive rates and discounts for
high volume & EBAY shipments. A quality
service of Computers & More (352) 542-
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin & Honda.
Blades for most mowers. BEAUCHAMP
SAW SHOP, (352) 493-4904.
WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
drilling -Pump Sales, Repair & Service
-Water Conditioners, Iron Filters,
Sulphur Removal & Water Softeners
*State Lic. #2632- Now accepting
MCNisa/Discover. (352) 498-3038.
BAD WATER? Iron-free's Own High
Purity MANDOX Wide Spectrum/Triple
Action Filtration System Removes Iron,
Tannin, Sulfur, Manganese, Turbidity,
Bad Taste, Bad Odor. Kills Bacteria. No
More Stained Fixtures, Dingy Clothes.
Low Cost, Low Maintenance,
.guaranteed. Call today for FREE WATER
TEST. No obligation. $795 to $1995.
INC., Roy Jones, Opr. Mgr. (352) 542-
9817, Tim Mead, Rep. (352) 542-1759,
or 1-800-437-1128 Anytime.
RR002126, RC 0026232. Call (352)

Dixie Realty Plaza
Old Town
Ph. 542-9300
*32 Years Experience
*Full Spine Manipulation
*Adjunctive Therapies
ePalmer Graduate
All Major Insurance

Mon., Tues., Thurs., &
Fri. -- 9 12 & 2-6
Closed Saturday,
Sunday & Wednesday

Home: (352) 542-9878
Cell: (352) 356-1996

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

I & Insured* I
Home (352) 498-6O32-
Cell: (352) 356-3169


Free Estimates
Painting Pressure Washing
Tile & Drywall Finishing

P.O. Box. 492
Old Town, FL 32680
Paul Dykes Office (352) 463-3303
Licensed & Insured Mobile (352) 363-0109



*Branch Circuits
*Ceiling Fans
*Trhoubleshnntinn a ft

Adam Mikell
Call (352) 356-2323

Inside Journeyman Wireman -
License # JE-B-1475,


*Monday Friday
*Reasonable Rates
oReferences Available
*Licensed & Insured

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


General Household Pest Control
*Ants *Roaches *Fleas *Ticks
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**Residential -- Commercial*-
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Page 17

April is the cruelest
month, breeding/Lilacs
out of the dead land, mix-
ing/Memory and desire,
stirring/Dull roots with .
spring rain.
-T.S. Eliot
017140, Custom homes, built on your lot.'
Precision Development, P. 0. Box 249,
26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old Town, (352)
from $200.00 up. 4 comer stones -
$75.00. Call Dixie Monument Co., 542-
3432. Ben Barber, Jr.

for you $17.00 per month,
multiple billing options. Lic.
#2004-0437. Call (352) 213-9474.

Please Call

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21 Years Experience Licensed & Insured
All Types of Roofing
New & Reroofs Repairs- Metal Roofing
Shingles Single Plys Modified
Roof Coatings &
Maintenance Specialists

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(352) 542-2696
or Toll Free 1-888-907-ROOF (7663)
Lic. # CCC1325594

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Mowing, Raking,

Trimming, etc

Phone: (352) 542-2588
Cell: (352) 210-0998
p Scheduling: (352) 498-8008


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 30, 2005

Dixie CoUnty S1tli 1J (5i

"Remember When... "
This weeks Dixie Sightings is set during Dixie's early years. The
picture below was brought in by Theresa Foster of the First District.
Theresa found the postcard in some of her late Grandmother, Pearl
Pendarvis's mementos.
Pearl was known for her great cooking and worked at many of
Dixie's restaurants, but Theresa wasn't sure if the Diana Hotel was one
of them. In fact she didn't really know anything about the hotel or .
Well Theresa, this is what we were able to uncover... According to Vessie Mills, former owner of
Jones Department Store, your grandmother did work at the Diana Hotel, and she remembers her as
being an excellent cook. Miss Vessie also remembers the hotel itself. She recalls the photography
company Olan Mills coming to town and setting up at the hotel. She took her son David who was 5
years old at the time, now a young 60-something, to have his picture made. "I still have that picture
hanging in the hallway," stated Miss Vessie. "What really comes to mind when I think of the Diana, is
the beautiful red carpet in the entryway," she said. "It really was a gorgeous hotel."

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According to Miss Vessie the Hotel was part of a small strip, located where the Dixie Plaza is
today (Subway & Library). At one end of the strip was Cheek's Drug Store, then the hotel and the
restaurant at the other end. She wasn't sure of the year that the postcard picture was made, but she
knows it was there in the 1940's.
On the back of the post card it read: Diana Hotel & Restaurant, Inc. "Famous for Fine Foods" and
"A Pleasant Night Away From Home" in the heart of Cross City, Florida, on U.S. Highway 19. All
rooms with private or connecting baths. Phone 2531. M.T. Silzer, Manager.
If you can add to our story about the Diana Hotel & Restaurant, drop us a line... email: or fax 352-498-0420, we would love to hear from you.
What a treasure! Thank you for sharing with us, Theresa.
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings colunin.
Call or send your Sightings in Dixie County, to 352-498-3312 or email the picture and information to

Harris Timmons Family Reunion
The Annual Harris-Timmons Family Reunion will be held July 1-4, 2005 at the Dixie
County Trailriders Club. On Friday night activities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last until 12
On Saturday the Family Picnic will be held at Fanning Springs at 10:00 A.M., followed
by more activities at the Trailriders Club at 7:00 on Saturday evening. Sunday activities will
begin with church services and a Family Dinner at 1:00 P.M. at the Trailriders Club.


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