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Vol. 83, No. 38, 1 Section, 16 Pages Thursday, September 15, 2005 50+
Hearing Held In Dixie
By Terri Langford -Staff Writer
Last week, September 8th, 2005, Senator Nancy Argenziano
and Representative Will Kendrick held their annual Legislative
Delegation Hearing at the Dixie County Courthouse Commission
Chambers. It was an opportunity for county and city officials and
residents alike to present their needs and concerns to our
representatives in Tallahassee.
Evonne Cline of the Dixie County Historical Society was the
first to address the 'delegation, giving them an update on the
reconstruction efforts of the old-Old Town Elementary School.
Cline expressed her personnel "thanks" and that of the Society for
all the help they had received from Kendrick, Argenziano and
Pictured above are Senator Nancy .-rgenziano and KepresenlatitVe mil
Kendrick. The two legislators visited Dixie County last week, holding
their annual Legislative Delegation Hearing. Both Argenziano and
Kendrick were praised by city and county officials for their support and
help in getting Dixie their fair share from Tallahassee and Washington.
Representative Dwight Stansel, who was unable to attend the
meeting. "It is through grant monies that we have been able to
continue with the project, and we are so very grateful for all the
support you have shown up," stated Cline. Both Kendrick and
Argenziano stated they were impressed with the progress of the
project and vowed to continue to support their reconstruction
Cross City Correctional Institute Warden Farcas, along with a
room-full of CRCCI employees came to thank the Delegation for
their recent pay raise. He extended his gratitude to the
Commissioners, School Board, Sheriff Hatcher and Secretary
Crosby, for the support they had all shown to the institution and
their staff. Farcas noted that CRCCI has and will continue to be
active in the community, noting that they currently have the largest
Take Stock In Children mentoring group in the state. Argenziano
stated that she knows first-hand of the reputation of the Cross City
institute, noting Secretary Crosby's efforts in making sure they got
their fair share. Throughout the meeting city and county agencies
expressed their thanks to CRCCI and Warden Farcas for their use
of inmate labor, reducing costs on projects and in some cases
making the difference on whether or not a project would be
feasible without their contribution.
See "DELEGATION"page 5
Offer Water Partnership
To Suwannee Water Board
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Suwannee Water &
Sewer District (SWSD)
monthly meeting was far from
business as usual as they were
approached by five Suwannee
developers that are willing to
enter into a public-private
2,2o fee, S partnership with the District to
offset the cost of water
distribution lines, needed by
both the residents of Suwannee
and the condominium projects
slated to begin this year.
Developers from- the
Suwannee Point, Suwannee
Cove, Suwannee Sunset,
I eSuwannee Place Resort and
Seete2707seel Royal Coast projects. were
made aware that SWSD has
more than enough water to
e r pa u e p supply their multi-family units,
o but that the outdated water
distribution lines are unable to
provide the pressure needed to
get the water to the units. As it
is now, residents in some areas
Pictured above is a preliminary drawing of the proposed water distribution "trunk-line" that would be of the community have more of
constructed and paid.for bya group of Suwannee developers. a "spit bath" than a shower:
In a highly unusual move,
the five developers, normally in competition with each other, have joined together and formed the Suwannee Water Improvement Group,
Inc. "SWIG" with the sole intent 6f solving the pending distribution line problem. The non-profit organization brought their proposal
before the SWSD B6ard, hopi i nit they (the Board) would see it as a "win-win" solution; helping not only the developers but the
community as a whole.
At no cost to the Board or to the residents of Suwannee, SWIG would pay for the construction of a new "trunk line" that.could be
used as the backbone for the community lines when they are able to secure funding for the replacement of the old distribution lines. In
addition to the 8" and 10" lines used on the mainline, SWIG would provide a storage tank and booster pump system needed to carry the
water down the line. All this would be done in lieu of any normal connection fees associated with new dwellings.
Donnie Ellington of Causseaux & Ellington, Inc. Engineering, Surveying & Planning, went over the preliminary plans for the project
and estimated the cost at $370,000.00 to the developers.
Concerns were voiced over possible roadway damage. Ellington noted that any road surface that would have to be cut would receive
a temporary "patch" until the entire pipeline was laid and then they would go back with a permanent re-surface of that portion of the
road. In trying to calm any fears of possible "sloppy" work, it was noted that the developers' already have invested a lot of time and
money in their projects and would not allow sub-standard work to jeopardize their progress. As one developer put it, they are here in
hopes to enhance the community and bring in revenue, not to promote problems.
The SWSD Board gave a tentative nod of approval. However, they appointed a committee to review the resolution presented.by
SWIG Attorney Ted Burt. Serving on the committee is SWSD Attorney Ray E. Thomas, Engineer Frank Darabi, SWSD Manger Rocky
McDaniel and either Board Member James Brown or Jimmy Hall. The committee will meet between now and the next Board meeting,
30 days from now, at which time they will give the Board their recommendations for change, if any.
If approved, the resolution would be advertised in the local newspaper for two weeks. From there the SWIG contractors would need
30 days for planning and then an additional 90 to 120 days for the construction of the line.
Are You Prepared?
Pictured above is a.map of how far a storm surge can travel, depending on the strength of the
storm. Are you prepared?
By Terri Langford Staff Writer prepared? Are you prepared? emergency plan already in
Dixie County's Emergency These questions were recently place, Reed noted they would
Services Director Chad Reed, answered at the "'Dixie be making some changes due
along with a group from Prepares Community Outreach to lessons learned from
.Dixie's EMS recently returned Day," held at the First Baptist Hurricane Katrina. What the
from the devastated West Gulf Church in Cross City. Dixie team saw was not only
Coast. Their time there gave Reed spoke to' Dixie heartbreaking, but also
them hands-on experience and Commissioners at their last sobering and has given new
insight into the consequences meeting just days after meaning to being prepared.
of a major disaster, whether returning from the Panhandle.. The goal of the
man-made or natural. Is Dixie While Dixie has an excellent Commission and EMS is to
make sure that Dixie's
residents are educated and
prepared for any and all
disasters. From wildfires,
tornadoes, and floods, from
terrorist attacks to Cat 5
hurricanes, knowing what to
do will save lives.
Unfortunately, we have seen
time and time again that homes
and businesses cannot always
be saved, but there is no need
for loss of life.
'The Dixie EMS has a
number of brochures and other
materials that can help you and
your family be prepared for
any emergency. Reed and his
team have put together packets
for businesses, homeowners
and even visitors. Each packet
gives you the detailed
information on preparing
before and after a disaster
If we learn anything from
Hurricane Katrina, it is that
none of us should be
complacent, thinking that it
won't happen here, or think
because you rode out storms in
the pass that the next will be
the same. We must all' take
responsibility for our families,
and ourselves; but if you need
help the Dixie County
Emergency Management team
is there for you.
Reed noted that his office
would be conducting* another
outreach program in the near
future and hopes that more
folks will come out and take
advantage of the literature and
training that will be provided.
"We need to get the word out
and we need for people to be
pro-active," Reed stated.'
Hurricane Katrina should
Juveniles Arrested In School Burglaries.
By Terri Langford
Over the Labor Day weekend local law enforcement were
called to Ruth Rains Middle School and Dixie County High School
to investigate break-ins at both schools. On September 6th, 2005,
the day after the holiday, three juveniles, two 15 years of age and
one 12 years of age, were arrested on charges stemming from the
According to a report filed by the Dixie County Sheriff's
Office, while at Ruth Rains Middle school the suspects broke into
the cafeteria by breaking a lock off the office window and then
broke'the office door handle. While inside they found $5.00 in
change, which they took and allegedly split between them.
The three students also went to the Dixie County High School
campus where they broke into the cafeteria there and health clinic.
The suspects entered the cafeteria through the west door, stealing
some snacks out of the vending machines and defecating in one of
the trash cans. They then proceeded to the Health Clinic, entering
through the front window. While in the clinic they took a picture
and with one of the clinics stamps and ink pads, stamped all over
the walls and cabinets.
The three juveniles were each charged with 4-counts of
burglary of a structure, 2-counts of trespass on school property,
and 2-counts of theft.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
On Sunday, September 4, 2005 the Florida Highway. Patrol
responded to a call at the intersection of SR 349 and NE 206 Ave
in Old Town, which resulted in one driver receiving serious
According to a report filed by Trooper Richard Gill, Rosalee
Sether, 69 of Old Town was traveling east on NE 206th Ave. while
John Clifton, 37 of Interlachen was headed south on SR 349 when
the accident occurred. Sether was reported to have pulled out in
front of Clifton while making a right turn onto SR 349. Trying to
avoid a collision, Clifton skidded 213 feet before running off onto
the west side. of the roadway, hitting a parked- van owned by
Dennis Bradley of Old Town. Clifton traveled another 38 feet
before overturning and stopping upright.
Sether's vehicle was not hit and Bradley was not in the van at
the time of the accident. However, Clifton received incapacitating
injuries and was treated at the scene by Dixie EMS then
transported to Shands hospital in Gainesville by Lifeflight.
Sether was charged with failing to yield right-of-way.
serve as a wake-up call for us
all. While we are helping our
neighbors out west cope and
recover, and while the pictures
we see on TV are distributing,
we all need to use those.
visions as a reminder of what
can happen and be prepared.
Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
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; Some reasons for high gas prices
Driving through Cross City on US 19, one cannot help
Noticing D's Country Store, a business that went out of business
just a few years ago, when it was selling gasoline for $1.449 a
gallon. A nostalgic trip north on SR 351 will take \ou to
1Higginbotham's Store, where they no longer sell gasoline, but
when they last did it was $1.759 a gallon..
It hasn't been that long since gasoline could be purchased at
comparable prices just about anywhere; however, today the price
hovers around $3.00 a gallon, with a somewhat limited prospect
of any significant drop in that figure.
To many critics of this development, there are but two places
to place the blame: the guy who sells you gas at the comer service
station, and the President of the United States.
As for the local retailer, he has little choice. He has to make a
profit, if for no better reason than it's actually illegal for him to
sell below cost--not that he could stay in business for long if he
did, but some retail giants might do this for the short term in
hopes of gaining control of the market. And of course, if the local
retailer's margin of profit gets too profitable, he could be in
trouble for "price-gouging."
As for the President, he doesn't set the price of oil, but he is in
a position to apply some pressure on those who do. So is
Congress, and there are plenty of places to apply that pressure if
anybody is really interested in doing so.
Energy independence has always been a good'idea, but now
it's a matter of national survival. Cut the flow of cash to the
OPEC countries, and we will seriously fracture the finances of the
Islamic terrorists. Add to this the obvious advantage of keeping
the money right here in our own economy, and you've got a solid
case for telling the environmental wackos to sit down and shut up.
We need to drill for oil ,in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. It's
there in abundance, and the proposed site is a remote wilderness
far removed from the wildlife the environmentalists fancy they are
We need to expand offshore drilling to Florida's Gulf Coast,
where the opposition comes from developers who build high rise
condos and worry that oil rigs on the horizon would spoil the
view from the penthouse suites.
We need to build refineries. We haven't seen a new one go up
in 30 years. The NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) crowd doesn't
like them. Tough. Massachusetts would be a good place to start.
When gas prices took off in the 70s, the government leaned on
the auto industry to build fuel-efficient cars. In 1988, I bought a
Chevy Sprint (3 cylinder, 4 passenger) made by Suzuki that got
50mpg, and it was an economy car in price as well as
performance. Today, you can't.get anything Chevrolet, Suzuki or
Anyone else sells that can touch 50mpg at a low-end price.
I've talked to enough people who have worked in the
; automotive industry to believe that the stories about engines that
will turn out up to 100mpg or even more aren't just urban
legends. Common sense tells us that, if the industry could market
an economy car that got 50mpg in 1988, it.could do even better by
this time, given what gets invested in research. The question is,
why is nobody in government making a significant effort to
pressure the auto industry into making more fuel-efficient cars
If you remember back to the 1950s and 60s, the major oil
companies were advertising big time on TV about how their brand
of gas was the best one on the market. Today, if you even see an
oil company ad on TV, it's a PR pitch about how well they're
;i taking care of the environment. So, whatever happened to the
fierce competition that brought on all that TV advertising way
back then? Are the industry giants not really all that competitive
All' right, Hurricane Katrina hit the supply and processing
areas hard, and thai crimped the supply; but this effect will be
Temporary. We can only wait and see if $3.00 a gallon gas prices
Letter to the Editor
Be patient, and then point your finger later!
It is normal for people to grow tired or burned out from
watching all the news coverage about the humanitarian efforts for
the people devastated by Hurricane Katrina, but recently, I
watched yet another program; NBC Dateline. A question was
asked, "What can we do to make sure this never happens again?"
Just like every devastating circumstance that has happened in any
of our lives, we only learn or understand some things, we forget
some things and under duress, we often do not follow our plan, we
just react to whatever is necessary at the moment. We need to
realize that all the things we complain about will continue to exist
until the end of time, and that we waste more time pointing fingers
instead of taking care of the matters at hand. POINT LATER!
Is our retention span so minimal that we have forgotten the
devastation of Hurricane Andrew? OK, there was no flooding, and
that storm wouldn't make a pimple on Katrina's backside. What
about the Tsunami that hit Indonesia and Sri Lanka? OK, I realize
that was not our country, not our people, but they were devastated
far beyond anyone imagination young, old, affluent, poor, wild
animals, domestic animals and the aftermath of that devastation
was on every television news program and every newspaper and
magazine for a long time and Americans gave, prayed and went to
help. So did we NOT look at their devastation and wonder,
"Hmmm, what if...?",
For many years, we Floridians grew complacent after hearing
constant barrages from weather personnel of storms coming our
way, but never hitting our state. Many held "hurricane parties"
because they grew weary of the "cry wolf" syndrome, but then
Hurricane Andrew hit. Even after that storm, we forgot and
became complacent again until the "Four Furies" hit our state and
now we are almost paranoid whenever a storm even looks like it
might come this way, especially if we have not yet finished
repairing our properties.
People are complaining about aid not coming fast enough. My
experience has been that when you are IN the devastation, you
have no time to do anything but react NOW. We all have our,
agendas, and when you are not in the devastation, you have time to
think and choices to make...should you do anything, what should
you do, where are you most needed, what about your job, your
family, your health and your strength? It takes time for people to
process information, gather their necessary supplies, then act.
With thousands of volunteers from all over the country and Canada
to help, plus 40,000 military personnel, where will they stay, how
will they eat, what about toilet facilities for them...we don't want to
add to the problem. We are a great and giving nation when
disaster strikes, but we all need to be patient. Yes, people will
suffer trauma, get sick, die, commit suicide, that is inevitable, but
we cannot panic because someone does not give us what we need
When you know you live in a potential hurricane area, you
should know about hurricane preparedness and be ready. If you
are new to those areas and do not learn about preparedness, you
must have previously lived under a rock to not know there are
things people need to know and do in these areas. Also, it amazed
me when I learned from the Dateline program that a hurricane
preparedness video was planned to air in New Orleans the week of
the storm. Why wait for the height of hurricane season what
happened to "June 1"?
Some people on the program were saying the government
should apologize for all those who died in the aftermath of the
storm. Should the government really apologize when the people
knew there was a hurricane coming right at them, when they knew
they lived in a "soup bowl" with levees that could be breached,
when they were told to evacuate? I realize not all people could
evacuate, but many people yelling for help on TV are also sitting
back saying "gimmie" instead of doing something for themselves
and others. I was encouraged to hear a couple of stories on the
program: Right after the storm and flooding, there was a family -
Mom, Dad and 3 children, who were interviewed while walking.
They feared being robbed in the shelter of the few possessions they
had, and even though they had nowhere to go, instead of waiting
for something to happen, they were walking until they got
SOMEWHERE. Also, there was a family with a single Mom,
flown to San Diego, Californiato try to have some normalcy, and
like so many, they lived paycheck to paycheck. They knew no one
there, and they knew life was going to be hard, but they are strong
and have faith in God. When asked how much money she had in
the bank before the storm, the woman said, "about $450, but that
won't do me any good right now, hey we'll be fine!"
Who is truly at fault for such death and destruction of New
Orleans? An authority from. New Orleans told the Dateline
reporter that the government knew greedy Developers built so
much that they compromised the integrity of some parts of the
levee around the city, yet nothing was ever done. They knew that
if and when New Orleans took a direct hit, it would be nasty! It's a
shame that the people in the "soup bowl" didn't know this. Or did
We need to be ready EVERY time a storm comes our way. We
need to be patient when we are devastated and in need. We need
to think, and then do whatever is necessary for our survival. And
we need to thank God for everything, no matter what! He 'didn't
make this situation happen, but with faith, He will help us through
KC Campbell, Old Town
WALKER, DEWEY DWAIN, 42,
VOP Manufacturing of Meth.
JUVENILE, 15, Trespass School
Grounds (2ct.), Burglary, Theft
(2cts), Burglary of a Structure.
JUVENILE, 15, Trespass on School
Ground (2cts.), Burglary, Theft
(2cts.), Burglary of Structure.
JUVENILE, 17, Battery Domestic,
THOMAS, JAMES LEE, 48, VOP -
Possession of Cocaine With Intent To
TEAGUE, JESSIE RAY, 44,
RENSTROM, WILLIAM ROY, 51,
NORTHRUP, ANNIE BEEDY, 51,
JUVENILE, 12, Burglary, Trespass
-on School Property.
ALLEN, SCOTT HENRY, 26, VOP -
WICKS, MICHEAL J., 42, Criminal
Mischief, Disorderly Intoxication:
HELMLINGER, FREDERICK A..,
47, DWLS/R, Fleeing & Attempting
PARKER, RAYMOND, 37, VOP -
Felony Battery (Taylor Co.).
DAVIS, DONNA JO, 43, Warrant.
JOHN D. BROWN, 52, Possession
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be friends if they cannot
forgive each other's
-Jean De La Bruyere
Letter To The Editor
Trash Along The Roadside
I have been noticing lately that someone has been trashing the
fair byways of our County. As a Dixie Countian I know that no,
local citizen would do such a thing to our beautiful roadways. It
thereby only stands to reason that it must be some out of county
nefarious ne'er do well types such as Yankees.
Now I have met some of the Yankee race who seem and act
quite friendly and alright. In fact they -was by all accounts fine
folks. Howsoever, it is a known fact that those of the roadways is
just the kind of unsavory kind of conduct that Yankee outlanders
might be expected to engage in.
Therefore I suggest that we put up road signs forewarning.
those of the Yankee race that fouling our fair byways with their
unwanted trash and Yankee garbage will result in being arrested
and hauled before the magistrate and after due legal process, put on
the chain gang and put to work cleaning up the mess they and their
rascally race have perpetrated.
What? Ya say some of them might be home bom and raised
Dixie Countians? Nah! I don't believe that. Can't be. Hmmm.
Hey, ok, so this is tongue in cheek, but really, there must be'
some out there who think that after it goes out the window that it
just disappears. Lets talk about it a little and maybe some will.
come to realize that their discards really do litter the roadside and:
uglify our byways and thus enlightened will mend their ways.
Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM September 15, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida;
will meet on Thursday, September 15th, 2005, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting, in
the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
1 Call to order
2 Invocation and Pledge to American flag
3 Approval of Commission Minites
4 PUBLIC HEARING, CONT'D Concerning a Zoning Change Petitioi-
ZC-05-12, by H. DALE HERRING OF HERRING PROPERTIES, LLC, Parcel ID:
# 11-10-12-0000-2657-0200 changing the zoning district from AGRICULTRUAL-
5 (A-5) to INDUSTRIAL (I).
5. DAVID & CONNIE BISHOP, SUWANNEE PROPERTY OWNERS-
Re: Munden Creek Road
6 Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting.
7 Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
8 Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
9 Holly Houghton, County Agent
10 Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
11 Joe Price Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
12 Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
13 Jack Spivey, Building Official .
14 Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director '
15 Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
16 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
17 Joey Lander, County Attorney
18 County Commission Items
19 Vouchers approved
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to.any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would'like to be placed on the
agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
/s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
/s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk
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feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
farnill member or friend of an
addict Narconon Arrowhead
can help Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilnaiion centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
w%%%% stopaddiction.conm. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
S Narconon now'
Clubs & Ormankiations'
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Di\ie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross Ciit Call M-\V-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every second Thursday
from 9-00am 10.00am @i&
Cross City Library
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-M75-
7983. A trained staff member
will ansv.wer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults v.with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
MleetinRs & Events
AL-ANON Family Group
AA Meetings are held ever)
Wednesday Evening i@5 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Board of County
Commissioners I' Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3" Thursda)
at 6 p m. at the County),
Cross-Cit. Town Council -
2"n and 4'" Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every"
Wednesday, II a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
a The Dixie County,
Coordinating Board- Will meet
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
the Board. At 'this meeting the
Board will be reviewing the
Dixie County Transportation
Disad antaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting
* Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo e'er\
Monday Exening, Doors open at
4.30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
* Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday morning
at II a m. at the Holv Cross
Church Hall U S. 19 Doors
open at 10:30 a.m snacks
* NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m at the Cross
Cit Church of God on Kenneth
Si in Cross City,. FL Call: 352-
,N'oe PS.% are p blhs/lo J u.- a h,)ut
cost l the ailscCetiol of the ..ildoclat:
and prtulie bri.2f si,Iui'Ir.r1 'itiici gs
aind cert ol'genci al p lrbt. mierr ,t It
is ile responslstuhilii' of ihe
olr 'ar,71l:Nic eli' ,'10 p c')dride ilhe
.ldlocrae 1a/ih ncciraimi nformnlt;on
andii i i 'ncl clings liijbrin.iioni rind
changc.s initl b e suanaired in i'w'ilang,
either by. lii. or by cmadi The .'dvooatie
is noi rc.spunsible fir errors or clhaiiges
JROTC To Help
The Dixie Countr JROTC
led by Ist Sgt. Snyder kill be
in full force this coming
Saturday, September 17th froni
10:00 am to 2:00pm. But this
time it is not a meet or a
statewide competition, this
time it is a counrtv ide effort
to raise as much money as
possible for the hurricane
victims \ ho have been
displaced b\ hurricane Katrina.
The JROTC asks that you
please come to one of the
locations and make a donation.
The locations are:
Foodland and Cheeks in Cross
City and Hitchcock's in Old
All donations will go to the
Red Cross ( Katrina relief.
United Christian Sern ices
of Dixie County, Inc. will be
(commodities) in Cross City
on September 20'1 & 21" at the
U.C.S. building on the confer
of CR 351 & NE 210thAve.
Distribution %\ill be from 9:00
AM-to 1:30 PM.
No one is safe from slan-
der. The best way is to
pay no attention to it but
live in innocence and let
the world talk.
Hurricane Katrina Medical
The Florida Department of Health has a medical professional
'Dolunteer registration site for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The
Department of Health is responsible for the healthcare needs of a
six county region in Mississippi, which will help bring much
needed medical aid to the people of a region devastated by
This is not a short-term mission, and will take the collective
.energy of private sector volunteers, as well as state and federal
professionals. \Ve expect to be providing direct medical aid to the
people of this region for several months. The website.to register to
volunteer can be found at www.disasterhelp.net/meidical.
Registering at this website will also provide us with your contact
information if needs arise in addition to Katrina recovery.
Preschool Programs Offered at
Dixie Public Library
Parents,, encourage your children to learn to read by bringing
them to the preschool program at the Dixie County Public L ibrar'.
Weekly preschool programs will begin at 10:30 am every
Wednesday) during the school year with each program lasting 45
minutes to an hour. .
The preschool programs feature stories, books, songs and
games designed to entertain the children and encotirage them to,
read and use the public library. It also provides an opportunity for
sour children to make ne" friends.
There is no charge and no registration necessary, but parents
are required to remain on the premises with their children. If you
ha'e an\ questions, please call Cind,- Bellot at the Dixie County
Public Librar. at 49'- 1219.
Class of 1995
The DCHS Class of 1995 "\ill hold its l0-'ear reunion.
Saturday. October 1. 2005. at the First District Communirt
Building, beginning 6:00 p.m. The CommunitN Building is located
10 miles north of Old Town on SR 349. Dinner will be catered for
class members and their spouse or guest A DJ will be providing
Anyone with information on iho\\ to reach class members that
* live out of the area, please call or e-mail Brooke Davis Ward at
535-5337, kinsey98'i.'hotmail.com, or Macaele Corbin Wood at
542-1220, macndan,'',bellsouth net.
September Is Library Card Sign-
Up Month For q005
Nlan\, cards in your w.alle promise reward but can cost 0ou the
w.orld. OnIl one card. \our library card, can bring \ou the world.
That's \ hy it's called "TThe Smartest Card."
September is Librar\ Card Sign-Up Month. What a better time
to get a librarN card'-' With school back in session, students can use
their library cards to research their papers or find a title for their
next book report. It's no wonder that studies show that children
who are read to in the home and w ho use the library perform better
in school and are more likely to continue to use the library\ as a
source of lifetime learning.
In this election season, voters can find the information the\
need to help them make an informed decision about candidates for
office and issues of local, state and national importance. Access to
information has ne\er been more crucial to the functioning of our
democratic society and the library is the perfect place for making
that information available to all people.
From health to history, from food to fundraising, \ whether it's
online or in print. \ou can find it ., your library. And a library
card \\ill get you there. Visit sour library and sign tup for one
today It's your ticket to a world of opportunity and no doubt the
smartest card you can o% n.
Stephen J. Hurd, Regional Library Director, Three Riters
Regional Librar. Systenm.
Senior Wellness Day Sept. 15
All Senior Citizens are urged to attend a special Senior
Wellness Day to be held at Cross City Church of God on
Thursday, September 15, 8:30 A.M. 1:00 P.M. This event is
free. Items to be discussed are Brain Health & Maintenance,
Pharmaceutical Information, Legal Issues. A free Continental
breakfast & lunch will be served. For more information call 1-800-
717-3277 or Eloise Parrott at 498-3835.
Anderson Elementary School News
Monday. September 19
*Family Learning Night begins at 5:00 7:00 P.M. This time will
provide opportunities for- academic enhancement using
*Safety Patrol Donut Orders & Monies due.
Tuesday, September 20.
*Safety Patrol Parents Meeting at 5:30 P.M. in the library.
Thursday. September 22
*School Advisory Council meets at 2:45 P.M. in the library.
Friday. September 23
*Safety Patrol Donut Pickup at 7:00 A.M.
Ruth Rains Middle School
9-15 4:30pm. V' ball (@ Starke)
9-16 End of 's 6 weeks
9-19 4:30pm. V' ball Taylor (@RRMS)
9-20 4:30pm. V' ball vs. Chiefland (@ RRMS)
7:00pm. Football vs. Chiefland (@ DCHS)
9-22 Report Cards
4:30 pm. V' ball (@ Ft. White)
9-26 4:30 pm. V' ball vs. FT. White (@ RRMS)
9-27 4:301m. V' ball (@ Williston)
7:00pm. Football (@ Williston)
9-29 4:30 pmi. V' ball (@ Chiefland).
Old Town Elementary School
September 2005 Cub Calendar
9-16 Student Council Speeches 9:30 AM and Elections
9-19 Family Night Media'Center Opens 6-8 PM
9-20 PTO.'SAC Meeting 7 PM
9-21 Staff Meeting
9-22 lstDay Of Autumn
9-26 Family Night Media Center Opens 6-8 PM
9-27 Child Study MTG 1:00 PM ,
Old ToLn Eilementar, will be holding its monthly School
Improt ement Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00 PM'in
the music room on campus.
We in% ite each and e\ er one of the parents and guardians of
Old To\\n students to join us this month.
DCHS Advisory Committee
The next meeting of the Dixie Counts High School Advisory
Committee \ ill be Tuesday. September 20, 2005 at 7:15 AM. The
meeting will be held in the Conference Room of the Dixie County
High School We will be electing ne", School Improvement
Chairperson and Secretary. .
The follo\ in$g are dates for the School Advisory meetings for
school year 2005-2006:
September 20. 200,5, October 18, 2005. November. 17, 2005.
JanuarN 17, 2:06. February-21, '2006,? March 21. 2006, and April
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Continued from page 1
On those same lines Commissioner Marcus Hays brought up
the subject of a new ruling that allows correctional institutions to
charge for inmate services. Hayes hopes that the Dixie Delegation,
who opposed the ruling, will be able to turn the decision around.
Argenziano stated that she felt inmates should give back to society
and not be paid while serving time. Kendrick agreed and they both
vowed to continue to work on having the ruling changed.
Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director, asked that
Emergency Management go back to an all hazards planning
approach, as it was prior to 911. Reed noted that he and a team
from Dixie had recently returned from Gulfport, MS and came
back with a better understanding of what needs to be done to
prepare for a disaster like Katrina. He noted that he and his team
would be fine-tuning Dixie's Preparedness Plan. Argenziano
praised the Florida statewide Emergency Services and feels we are
much better prepared than our neighbors west of us.
On a lighter note the Delegation presented Old Town
Elementary a $44,175 check and James M. Anderson Elementary
with a $51,146 check, for their outstanding academic achievement
and improvements over the past year. AES is now a "B" school
and OTES an "A". The monies awarded to the schools were made
possible by Florida's A+ Plans, School Recognition Program.
OTES Principal Sonny Wadsworth and AES Principal Denee Hurst
were on hand to receive the award. Hurst noted that much of the
recognition for AES is due to the hard work by her predecessor,
Gary Durham, who is now serving on the District level.
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher offered his personal thanks for the
support the Delegation had shown the Sheriffs office throughout
Mark Rains, Director of Support Service for the Dixie District
Schools talked about the district's fuel conservation plans and
partnership with Levy and Gilchrist County system in dealing with
the new volunteer and contractors' screening law incorporated in
the Jessica Lunsford Act. Both Kendrick and Argenziano are
staunch supporters of the law and stated that the legislature may do
a "glitch bill" to clarify areas of the law that have become a
monetary issue for contractors.
County Manager Arthur Bellot spoke to the Legislators about
future plans on securing funding for the Joe Henry Anderson, Sr.
Park located on the Suwannee River. Bellot also noted the need for
public boat ramps in our coastal communities. The Delegation
promised to support these issues and help the county secure
funding when opportunities arise.
Commissioner Driggers asked for their support in the county's
request for funding for an agricultural pavilion. They agreed to
look into the request.
Commissioner Land expressed his concerns over recent fuel
costs and availability. Senator Argenziano has suggested to
Commissioner Bronson that the state should temporarily wave the
state gas tax, which would save consumers approximately 12 cents
a gallon. However, she also noted that it would cost the state 1.4
million a day, a big chunk out of their budget. She noted that
legislators throughout the state were currently addressing this
issue. Land also asked for help in getting the recent hunting dog
registration law reversed. While the delegation was sympathetic,
even agreeing with Land, they noted that the Florida Wildlife
Commission was a tough agency to oppose. Kendrick reminded, us
of the continued battle over net fishing in which he has been
actively pursuing the rights of the fishermen.
Commissioner Lamb asked for their help with the revived
hospital plans for the Tri-County area. Both Kendrick and,
Argenziano agreed to lend their full support on the project. Both
Commissioner Lamb and Commissioner Valentine asked for their
help -in getting the Shired Island Road repaved. He noted that the
road is not only the only land access to the county park; but to a
National Wildlife Refuge as well. The Legislators promised to
lend their support and speak to the Florida Department of
Cross City Manager, Mike Cassidy, addressed another roadway
concern, which affects truck and school bus traffic. Cassidy spoke
about the ongoing battle with the FDOT to have a traffic light put
at the intersection of the Continental Road and US 19. Cassidy
noted that in order to temporarily help with the truck traffic the city
and county will be making a truck route away from the current
road that passes the EMS station and Anderson and Ruth Rains
Middle Schools as well as the congested area around the County
Courthouse. He noted that stop signs are to be placed in front of
the Courthouse area in the next several months, which they'hope
will slow down the through traffic in that section of town.
Both Representative Kendrick and Senator Argenziano thanked
everyone for coming and letting them know what to go to bat for in
the upcoming session. They vowed to continue to be the voice of
the people whom they represent and are proud to be a part of.
Katrina Relief Efforts
How to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) today provided the following information for those who
want to make donations or volunteer their time and services toward
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Those who wish to make donations are encouraged to contact
the American Red Cross at 1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) or visit
their website at http://www.redcross.org/. A complete list of
organizations recommended by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) as legitimate organizations
collecting donations for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts can be
found at Congressman's Boyd website, www.house.gov/boyd.
The residents of Dixie County who wish to volunteer their time
and services, such as medical professionals, and those who have
useful equipment, such as tractors and bulldozers, are. urged to
contact the Dixie County Emergency Management Office to help
with relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.
"Many Floridians have contacted .my office asking for
information on how to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina," said
Congressman Boyd. ."The American Red Cross and your local
Emergency Management Office are both good places to start if> ou
want to offer help or need information. At this time, local, state
and federal organizations are responding to what is certainly one of
the largest disaster response efforts in our nation's history. I
commend the residents of North Florida for stepping up and
offering their help to the victims of Hurricane Katrina."
Dixie County Emergency Management Office
56 Northeast 210th Avenue
P.O. Box 2009
Cross City, Florida 32628
Tri-County Hurricane Disaster Relief Site Still Open
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Local businessman, Robert
Brim of A-Brim
Transportation in Old Town
set up a semi-trailer at the
Hitchcock's parking lot last
week, hoping to fill the cargo
box up and send the much
needed supplies gathered to
folks hit by Hurricane Katrina.
He never would have believed
that within days the 53 foot
trailer was loaded to the top
and on its way west to a
Methodist church in Wiggins,
A second trailer, 48 feet
long, is already half-full and
will be going to a Methodist
church in Laurel, MS as soon
as it is filled.' Folks are really
needing non-perishable food,
school supplies and hygiene
products (especially for
When word got out last
week for the need for
volunteers at the site, our
veterans really came through.
Flags from all branches of
service are proudly displayed
in front of the trailer, a
reminder that we are a nation
that is proud and united.
Brim made a special trip
himself this week, delivering a
truck load of supplies to Becky
Havard of Lucedale, MS, a
family friend of Donna
Goodson King. Becky was
able to get hold of Donna and
relay horror stories that are
occurring in the ravaged
communities. While her
electricity had been restored,
she is unable to get basic
supplies needed to feed her
family. Even if they have
money, they are unable to find
items to buy. Gas is being
rationed and mail is just now
beginning to trickle in.
Becky's biggest concern
however has been that she is
unable to get a special formula
for her baby who suffers from
When Donna told the
group at the Relief Site of her
friends' plight, Brim decided
there was only one thing to do,
and that was to load up the
pickup and deliver Becky the
Reaching Folks In
Area Each Week
items she needed. Donna and
her family gathered all they
could, including the precious
formula the baby needs and
brought it to Brim and his
crew. They packed and iced
and headed west.
They promise to bring back
pictures of Becky and her
family as well as from the
churches they will be
Please gather your items to
be sent and get it over to the
drop off at Hitchcock's.
Saturday there will be some
special entertainment as a
Gospel music band will be on
the site, lifting up those
working and those giving.
Brim and the volunteers
would like to take this
opportunity to give a special
thanks to the folks at
Hitchcock's for allowing,them
to park in their lot and to
CITCO for .providing coffee
and snacks to the volunteers.
Of course it goes without
saying that they thank each and
everyone who has brought
items and worked on the relief
Aunt Nikki Is So Sorry That
She Missed Ya'lls First Game
I Love You Both
Keep Smiling And
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS
*Cross City/Hwy. 19
*Old Town Elementary School
*Ruth Rains Middle School
*Anderson Elementary School
*Dixie County High School
*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
FREE PREGNANCY TESTING 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Internist To Care For Adults
Medical Providers. To See Your Children At School
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: 498-1360
MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED
FOX'S PIZZA DEN
Dixie Plaza Cross City Ph. 498-0498
Large 1 Topping Pizza,
12 Wings & a 2-Liter Drink 1
1/2 Hogie, Wedge Fries or
Chips, 20 Oz. Soda
Medium Cheese Pizza $ 4w9 9
Valid Monday 4 p.m. 10 p.m.
Mon. Thurs. -- 10:30 A.M. 10:00 P.M.
Fri. & Sat. -- 10:30 A.M. 11:00 P.M. Sunday -- 12:00 Noon 9:00 P.M.
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It's A Boy!
62nd Wedding Anniversary
Shelbi Christine & Kinleigh Cherie Cooper
Shelbi Christine Cooper is very happy to announce the birth of
her little sister, Kinleigh Cherie Cooper. She was born on June 12,
2005 and weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. The proud parents of Shelbi and
Kinleigh are Travis and Allison Cooper of Trenton.
Their proud grandparents are Tom and Alda Griffin of Old
Town, Chalmers and Debra Orr of Old Town and Tommy and
James Edgar Keen
J.W. & Kay Keen are proud to announce the birth of their son,
James Edgar Keen on June 23, 2005. James weighed 81bs 4oz and
was 19 /4 inches long.
Maternal Grandparents are the late Edgar & Betty Allen.
Paternal Grandparents are the late Randal & Ellamae Keen.
James joins his big sisters Lesley & Kayla.
New Prospect Baptist News
With just a touch of fall in the air, our temps, especially during'
the cooler nights, are becoming much more comfortable. On
Sunday,, we were once again granted the privilege of gathering
ourselves together for the purpose of worshiping our Heavenly
Father. Our choir did a fine job singing, after which Bro. Billy did
an admirable job delivering God's message from Genesis 12:1-2.
On Wednesday night, September 14th, our monthly Business
Meeting is scheduled to coincide with our Mid-week Prayer
Service. The following Wednesday, we will have our monthly
Fellowship Supper in the church annex. Some of our new
programs have gotten off to a good start recently, and we look
forward to even greater- things for the advancement of God's
Kingdom as we go along.
As always, there are many needs for prayer in our area, as well
as our nation and the world. Please remember the people on" the
church prayer lists, the ones dispossessed by hurricane Katrina, our
military personnel, and our nation's leaders in your prayers. Also
remember that you're always welcome to visit New Prospect, or to
find a church home with us...we'd love to have you! Have a good
week, and may God bless you.
K'aren Cooper of Cross City.
The family of Candace
Veach would like to thank
everyone for their prayers, love
offerings, food and support
through this difficult time in
We have truly been blessed
with such wonderful people.
May God bless you.
Cross City Pentecostal
Holiness Church invites you to
our 56th Homecoming
September 18th, 2005.
Come meet old friends,
worship with us and enjoy a
wonderful dinner after church.
To Hold Hog
Behold The Tabernacle Of God Roast
Rev 21:3 A Hog Roast will be held
"Jerusalem, Old and New",. September 23rd in the cits. park
L. the Da\ of the Lord. sa:, (Gal 4-25.26) Say, "For this Agar is Mounn t ross C Tickets are o
Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jeru.salen, which now is, and is in sale now and de e
bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is available. Plates are $5.00 and
the mother of us all." include baked beans, coleslaw,
Here Paul is telling about two distinct and different Jerusalems. The bread and drink. Event starts at
one "which now is" is the one which they were well acquainted with in 11:30.
that day, the natural city there in Palestine built on four hills and Let Us
surrounded by a great wall, and containing the magnificent temple that Pray
was first built by Solomn and later rebuilt by Zerrubbabel. It was the
center of Jewish worship, as well as their government capital city. It was Fo
the central place where the law that was given to Moses on Mount Sanai Peace
was taught to the people. In other words it represented the "law" system l On
which is "bondage", Paul says.
I, the Day of the Lord, say But he contrasts that Jerusalem which
represents the law system, with another Jerusalem, "But" Jerusalem which
is above." This second one is a free system, not bondage, and she is our
spiritual mother. The prophet said she would dangle her babes (converts) Dave Eicher
on her knees and let them nurse at the. breasts of her consolation (mother
care). "Jerusalem" means city of peace. Photography
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between these two Jerusalems spoken of so many times in the Word. Special Events
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glorious privileges promised us in the Word to take place literally over in (352) 490-8800 .
old Jerusalem, and they are watching that place today for the fulfillment of m "-. *
the prophecies concerning the return of the Lord.
I, the Day of the Lord, say many tell us He is going to come back in I
,physical person and stand with His feet on Mount Olives'(using Zech
14:4) and He is going to sit (literally) on David's literal throne in literal .41
I, the Day of the Lord, say I heard someone say they are now building iWfYor're Pregnant?
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it is said, "He looked for a city which had foundations whose builder and
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Bill and Katie Ross
Bill and Katie Ross celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary
September 11th, 2005. They spent the day with friends and family
and also attending church.
They have one son, Bobby Ross and daughter-in-law Debbie
Ross; two granddaughters, Tiffany Ross and Bobbi Denise and
husband Todd Mitchell. They also have a beautiful great
granddaughter, Katelyn Jade Mitchell.
Katie is a charter member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church
for 56 years as of September 13th.
Happy Anniversary Kermit...
I love you,
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Cross City, Florida
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lea & Coffee Provided
Christian Growth Session During Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 A.M.
7:00 RM. Nightly
NSPECIAr MUSIC IN EACH SERVICE
Nursery Provided For Children 3 Years 6 Under
Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
Abundant Life & Living
Good attitudes versus bad attitudes, attitudes has a great
bearing on our life and living,. Attitudes sets the tone of how one
perceives us as a whole. Our
'::. .. attitude sets the mode of how we
perceive and accept each day,
whether it will be a good day or a
.. bad day for us. Attitudes causes us
..to make good or bad decisions at
times. Attitudes causes us to loose
or gain good friends. Attitudes
make good or bad relationships
with family members. Attitudes
also makes good or bad
relationships with your employer,
employees, or colleagues on the
Lucille Stockton job. Do a self analogy test on
yourself, go to your mirror and smile, frown, smirk, gesture with
your body and hands and practice eye contact. All in ways that.
you answer or act toward people in general every day. Then
check to see if that is the way you would like to be responded
too. In all the actions, take time to empathize the facts, because
only you can change yourself into a better or worse person. Only
you can choose for yourself to have a positive or negative
attitude. If you choose to have a negative attitude. If you choose
to have a negative attitude. If you choose to have a negative
attitude, you will know it hurts you in all the areas of your life
and living. "Love Life And Live It.",
In Loving Memory
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Dec. 31, 1963 -Aug. 24, 1995 and you stand beside me and
Dec. 31, Aprotectme from fear.
With all my heart, I will celebrate, and I can safely rest.
You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by
being near to me.
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Love, Betty McDowell & the McDowell Family
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Calvary Temple Update
Calvary has chosen not to submit a weekly article. This
however does not mean that nothing is happening. We would like
to submit an update for those who keep us in their prayers!
People continue, to be saved along and along. Not as many as
we would like but we thank God for each of these precious souls.
This past Sunday we were blessed to baptize six people in water.
This past Saturday our men enjoyed a wonderful men's fellowship.
The Kid's Church is growing and expanding. Soon we will be
offering Kid's Church on both Sunday morning and Wednesday
evening. A couple of Sundays ago they really blessed us with a
couple of special songs. Kid's Church leadership meeting will be
held Saturday, September 17th. Calvary now supports eleven
missionaries and mission programs.
Special "hurricane victims" offerings to be received on
September 18th and October 1st. Sister Louise Tyson will be the
guest speaker on Sunday, September 25th at 10:30 AM. The "Tape
and CD" ministry continues with 75-100 free tapes and CD's
distributed every week. Testimonies from this ministry continue to
come in. A medical doctor in South Florida recently called, to order
some of Pastors' books and testified that through the tape ministry
both his parents had received the Lord. Calvary Temple now also
has a Prison Ministry several times each month.
We are now in the process of remodeling our bathrooms, tiling
the foyer, and redecorating both hallway and church. A Tuesday
evening prayer service is being added to our schedule from 7-8
PM. New people are coming into the church family old family
members are returning. Unfortunately we are losing some people
in the process who do not like the direction the church is headed in.
"A Voice From Calvary" radio program will begin October 3rd
on 91.5 FM. This will be five days a week, Monday-Friday at 9:30
AM & 5:30 PM. Soon we anticipate being on several other stations
as well. Praise and Worship at Calvary continues to be awesome.
(Contemporary style) This "Team" does not just put on a show in
supposed praise but they bathe their ministry in prayer. The "drive
through road" at Calvary' will be blacktopped within the next 2-3
weeks, with a drive under rain shelter to soon follow. Pastor Jim
has how completed nineteen books over the last twenty months,
eleven of these which are now in print with the others soon to
follow. A web site is being built to make these books available to
the public. Overall, God is richly blessing the church and its
Some continue to struggle within themselves, but by God's
grace they will soon overcome. The presence of the Holy Spirit in
most services is awesome, while a few will be blah. It all comes
down' to how much time we have spent in prayer prior to the
service. God is beginning to give some of the family both dreams
and visions. We are busy trying to recognize each and every gift
and talent that is among us and release into ministry. Calvary "is
not" a political church, not a traditional church, and not a board
ruled church. We function under the spiritual covering of our
organization, which is the Assemblies of God. Our focus is Christ
and Christ alone! Our mission is to please Jesus! It is all about a
King and His Kingdom, not about us. We own nothing it all
belongs to Jesus we are simply caretakers! Our doors and hearts
are open to you.
At Calvary you will be accepted and respected for who you are
and not what your last name might be, where you live, what color
your skin is, and not what social class you might fit in. Our
objective is to create "a level playing field" for every sincere
believer without favoritism or prejudices. To the best of my
knowledge there are no controlling, dictating, dominating spirits
that are in operation. Our objective is to yield everything over to
the Holy Spirit. By the grace of God we will become the church
that Jesus wants us to be. We are not there at the present, but we do
have an idea of what He desires, "and that is that He be permitted
to be the Lord of the church." Join us anytime, try to work around
our flaws, show yourself faithful and consistent, and you will be
afforded opportunity to utilize your gifts and talents for Jesus.
Come see us! Services are at 10:30 AM Sunday and 7:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church News
Once again God has spared us frotn a hurricane. God is so good
and we can't thank Him enough for His special blessings. We had
a glorious and beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous, our crowd
was large and the special music was outstanding. Bro. Jackie was
away at Mt. Nebo in revival and Bro. Bobby Bryan filled in for
him in the morning service and Bro. Buddy Britton in the evening
service. They both did wonderful jobs delivering the messages God
had laid on their hearts.
God has placed so much talent in our midst and He chose
people who are willing to use those talents for Him. The sign up
sheet for next church year offices is on the.bulletin board in the
hallway and it's time to gather our officers for the coming year. If
God has given you a talent to teach, work with the youth, or just
"whatever", we feel sure that you will be willing to do this for
Him. Pick out the job you want and feel called to fill and write
your name in on the sheet. There are jobs enough for everyone to
have one, so be sure you sign up.
Our church Seniors will be having a covered dish social on
Tuesday night, September 20th in the fellowship hall. Fix your
favorite dish and come out and join in the fun and fellowship.
There will be a drawing for door prizes and we will be doing lots
of visiting, singing and socializing. A good time will be had by all.
Don't miss it.
If you were here visiting, we want you to know you were a
special blessing to us and we invite you back anytime. If you"'e
looking for a church home, we hope you'll consider sharing ours.
If you're just traveling through, come back and visit anytime. We
love you here at Faith.
Come out Wednesday night at 7:00 for your mid-week fill up
and we'll be looking for you again next Sunday. We love you at
Operation Call Home
Sons of Confederate Veterans Dixie Defenders Camp 2086
along with John Hance Osteen Camp #770 from Trenton will be
sponsoring "Operation Call Home." This will be a gift to our
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will be sending phone cards to
our troops that are defending our country.
We are asking for addresses of local troops; anyone that has a
relative in Iraq or Afghanistan to please contact any of the
following as soon as possible: Gary Poore 498-0412, Mike
Cassidy 498-1000, Everett Hicks 542-9197, or Joe Sparacino 498-
This is the way the members of the Dixie Defenders Camp
2086 can show their support of the troops defending our freedoms
and the families that anxiously await their return home. Currently
this is the only project that we are working on...giving it our full
God bless our troops and their families and God bless America!
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'owning (352) 498-0714
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7th St. (McArthur St.)
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Church of God
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'II Gospel For All People"
** Morning Worship 11 A
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& Girl's Club 7:30P
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Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Stret Cross City
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736
Faith Baptist Church
CR 55A (Between Cros City & Old Town
'The Church With An Open Door'
Sunday School 9:45A** Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor (352) 542-7103
First Assembly of God
Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 352) 498-3366
I First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
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V 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
Wealome To God's House Won? You Come On Cnk
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternal.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'Lighthouse On The Gtr"
Sunday School -10A* Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
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
S Sjrnday, Scno:ol 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
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:OOA
Father Joseph Maniangat, 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 7P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible.Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's & 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, BrotherhoodWMU -1 st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207
New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 i Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11A
*Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
Old Town United Methodist Church
% US 19 -Old Town
'Come Let Us Worship &Adore Him"
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
"Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A* Morning Worship 11 A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus- H 498-3258, C 498-5674
Suwannee Baptist Church
SSR 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 Corbin (352) 498-5837
Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
FWC Officer Arrests Stolen Boat's
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) officer arrested a suspect charged with stealing a
commercial fishing vessel out of Madeira Beach Monday.
FWC Lt. Bruce Cooper, patrol supervisor from the Big
Bend Field Office, took Tony Baumgardner, 37, of Madeira Beach,
into custody for grand theft of a vessel.
Cooper had received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard
about the Duchess Too, a 31-foot commercial long line vessel that
had. been stolen in Pinellas County and located grounded off of
Spring Creek in Taylor County. A private boater called the USCG
to tell them he had just picked up the captain off the Duchess Too
and was taking him to the Keaton Beach Marina.
Cooper and deputies with the Taylor Couinty Sheriffs
Office responded to the Keaton Beach Marina to meet the private
vessel and the suspect. However, the boat made it to the marina
prior to the officers' arrival and a search for the suspect began.
Cooper located the suspect and placed him into custody.
Baumigardner was transported the Taylor County Jail. The stolen
vessel, Duchess Too, was also located and secured. The owner was
FWC is conducting the theft investigation.
FWC Officers Deliver Dog Food
To Wildlife Rescue Center
While deployed in Biloxi, Miss., Florida Fish and. Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers have
taken on the mission of helping survivors recover from Hurricane
But, in addition to helping the people, wildlife and pets are
also receiving assistance from FWC.
Officer Jimmy Jordan, from Alachua County, made a
special run Sept. 6 to the Wildlife Care and Rescue Center to
deliver 500 pounds of dog food to Tammi Carson, a volunteer at
The center was destroyed during the storm, and the animals
ltad to be moved out to volunteers' homes.
"Right now, I have a red-tailed hawk, three doves and two
crows in small cages in my back yard, a baby duck in the bathtub,
a screech owl in my garage and an assortment of rats, baby
opossums and squirrels in my living room," Carson said. "Many of
our cages were destroyed during the hurricane. I'm just putting
them where I can."
Carson and her two children, Clay, 8, and Chandee, 6, rode
out the storm in Biloxi. Their house made it through the storm, but
the back yard didn't fare as well.
"I can't believe I've lost all my trees. I've been here eight
years and have released so many critters out here. I can't stand to
come out here. This breaks my heart," she said'with a catch in her
"It's amazing what you take for granted. My son has an
iguanaand we can't find vegetables for him. I've been scrounging
through., garbage looking for whatever I can find for him. You just
get so used to going to the store and getting what you need. In a
situation like this, you simply can't," she said.
"But today, some of my prayers were answered. I was still
dozing this morning when I got a phone call from FWC saying
they had dog food for me. I asked if they had any cat food too,
since we need that to feed to some of the animals. After I hung up,
I went back to sleep. I bolted up in bed, grabbed my phone and
made Sure" had ottenr lhai call. I thought I was dreaming. :I
couldn't believe it. We need that food so badly," she said.
'According to Lt. Scott Kihei, patrol supervisor for
Columbia and Baker counties, "We heard about Tammi needing
the food from one of the Mississippi Marine Patrol dispatchers
we're working with on this deployment. We had plenty of dog
food for our K-9s, so we wanted to help."
"Officer Jordan came this morning and dropped off 10 50-
pound bags. Let me tell you, there are some happy dogs in the
neighborhood tonight," Carson said.,
.,In addition to the wildlife she's caring for, Carson has three
dogs and she has been feeding the cats and dogs for those
neighbors who evacuated before the storm.
Jordan also has been taking milk to the Carson household
daily. Doctors have instructed Carson's daughter to consume dairy
products every day. Jordan ensures she has a constant supply.
"We are trying to get together volunteers to round up all
the strays in the area too. We have a big task ahead of us," Carson
said. "The Wildlife Care and Rescue Center is a non-profit
'organization, and we need just about everything from medical
sutipplies to food and cages as well as office materials.
"When the center director and I were going through the
destroyed building, both of us were in tears. But I told her that we
are going to come back from this. We're going to get this centerup
and running again.
Anyone interested in donating to the Wildlife Care and
Rescue Center can send donations to Tammi Carson at P.O. Box'
4244, Biloxi, MS 39531.
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Kerwin Bell & Gator Club News
The Tri-County Gator Club will be having a meeting at the
Central Florida Electric Co-op's conference room, behind Hardee's
Restaurant in Chiefland, on September 19th at 7:00PM. Special
guest speaker will be Kerwin Bell.
Kerwin was the University of Florida's quarterback from 1984-
1987. He completed his career in 1987 with 56 touchdown passes,
at that time the best in SEC history. He may bring a surprise guest
with him, which would certainly be a bonus package for the
The gathering isn't limited to club members only; the general
public and anyone interested in Gator football or the club's
functions or membership are invited to attend.
Kerwin's topic should prove to be very informative and it
would be a shame to miss out on meeting this former Gator Great.
Let's mark this date and time on the calendar and be sure to be
Meanwhile... .GO GATORS!!!
Publicity by Dave Wilson
Meeting Set For Lower Suwannee,
Fanning, Manatee Springs MFLs
The Suwannee River Water Management District will hold a
pubic hearing on the proposed recommended minimum flows and
levels (MFLs) for the Lower Suwannee River, and Fanning and
Manatee springs, on'Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm at the
Tommy Usher Center, 506 SW 4th Avenue, in Chiefland.
The District will present its recommended MFLs for the water
bodies and receive public comment on the recommendations.
MFLs are the water levels and flows designed to prevent
significant harm to water resources. Required by Florida Statutes,
MFLs also will have an impact on water permitting decisions.
For more information call 386-362-1001 or 800-226-1066.
S--State park seeks to recruit
volunteers to lead paddling
In preparation for the
upcoming "manatee season"
Manatee Springs and Fanning
Springs State Parks will be
holding an Interpretive training
session for potential
participants in the parks
"paddle patrol. "
Both parks are well known
for their scenic location on the
banks of the Suwannee River.
'They are equally well known
for the manatees that frequent
the parks and adjacent waters
of the Suwannee River. From
December through April the
parks conduct weekly manatee
paddles from Fanning Springs
to Manatee Springs on the
Suwannee River. These
Popular Ipterpretive programs
-are usually filled to capacity.
Interpretation is simple the
art of connecting people with
their environment at an
Individuals wishing to
become trip leaders are invited
to an 'Orientation and
Interpretive workshop on
Thursday November 10 at
Manatee Springs or at Fanning
Springs on Saturday November
12. Both workshops begin at
noon and will last about two
hours. Refreshments will be
served by the park's Citizen
Support Organization (CSO).
Ideal participants should have
enough paddling experience
and skills to feel comfortable
leading a trip with an
awareness of safety and
comfort of other paddlers.
Additional training will be
provided to those wishing to
become involved. Space is
limited so please call Park
Services Specialist, John
Lohde at 352-493-6823 to
reserve a place or for more
Take this opportunity to
share something you love with
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Dairy Queen Bracelets Promote
Kids Helping Kids
Dairy Queen to benefit local Children's Miracle Network
Dairy Queen has teamed up with Children's Miracle
Network to encourage customers to wear their hearts on their
sleeves or in this case, their wrists.
Beginning Oct. 1, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill &
Chill restaurants nationwide will offer "Kids Helping Kids" glow-
in-the-dark bracelets at $1 each to benefit Children's Miracle
Network, a nationwide organization of hospitals that treats 17
million children a year.
Proceeds from bracelets sold will stay in each community,
benefiting local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The
bracelets also will be available for purchase through the end of the
year online at www.thedqlab.com, Dairy Queen's interactive Web
site designed just for kids.
"These bracelets will help build awareness of Children's
Miracle Network throughout the country," said Patty Halvorson,
director of national/local promotions for International Dairy
Queen. "We want to bring attention to the needs of these kids. It
is a cause we are very passionate about at Dairy Queen."
Available while supplies last, the bracelets come in five glow-
in-the-dark colors: red, yellow, blue, orange arid green. They are
embossed with the phrase "Kids Helping Kids" and the DQ logo.
The Dairy Queen bracelets are the newest addition to the
fashion craze that began about a year ago. Many children, teens
and adults wear these popular bracelets to support hundreds of
causes from breast cancer research to worker safety, and now
Children's Miracle Network.
Posters and other materials promote the bracelets in
participating Dairy Queen and DQ'Grill and Chill locations. With
the purchase of each bracelet, kids receive a DQ Crew Coin which
can be redeemed for games, T-shirts and other merchandise in the
online- DQ Lab. Each Crew Coin is worth 1,000 points in an
Dairy Queen has supported Children's Miracle Network since
1984, raising more than $55 million. Each year the network of 170
hospitals provides medical care, life-saving research and
preventative education to help 17 million kids overcome diseases
and injuries of every kind.
For more information visit www.dairyqueen.com,
www.thedqlab.comi or www.cmn.org.
Mallory Swamp ATV Trails
Closing September 18
Mallory Swamp trails will be closed to all-terrain vehicles
(ATV's) beginning Monday, September 19.
"For the safety of the public, we're closing the trails during
hunting season," explains Edwin McCook, Suwannee River Water
Management District public use coordinator.
The District opened the property's 38 miles of ATV trails to
riders in June. District staff will assess the environmental impacts
of recent ATV use at Mallory Swamp before deciding whether to
allow future ATV use at the site.
For more information contact Edwin McCook at 386-362-1001
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
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 7/07/05 show that
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
Weekly Sports Commentary
Running like the Wynn
GAINESVILLE Hey, maybe Urban
Meyer would make a good newspaper editor,
too, because he lets his players write their own
once among the
.. living dead and
buried so deep in
that you couldn't
find him with a GPS
system and a Kobe
beef steak, bought
a new life on
finally over, after sitting out the opener against
Wyoming for unspecified reasons and hearing
his coach call the Gators running game
"pathetic" in last weekend's game, Wynn set
foot on Florida Field the second play Saturday
and wrote himself one sweet story.
DeShawn Wynn is back. The running
game might finally erase that "pathetic" tag
placed on it by its coach, because he averaged
almost seven yards per carry in the first half
and rolled up 84 yards rushing before halftime.
In'the entire game last weekend Florida's net
yardage was just 91 rushing.
So the weapons are intact for Saturday's
mega-game against the No. 6 ranked team in
the AP poll. By the time the dust settles over
the weekend, Florida is liable to jump from
-No. 10 to about No. 8 and Tennessee might be
back up to No. 5.
Meyer knows that without Wynn's
blazing speed, however, the chances of beating
Tennessee were not good. In fact he said last
week that if Florida's running game didn't
improve, "we won't win many more games."
Now No. 21 has a chance to write an
even.better story against the Vols..
'How's this for the headline: "Once
'Gone Like The Wynn, DeShawn Shines
OK., maybe not. But you get the idea.,
Clearly. : Me.er was giving: Wynn "
opportunity for redemption and DeShawn took
it, scoring Florida's first three .touchdowns in
the \\ in over Louisiana Tech. Yes, I realize that
it was Louisiana Tech and not Tennessee, but
when you've been in mothballs for half a year,
, that's pretty good running even against the
I loved Meyer's style, on the Wynn deal.
;He embraced his player after all the
punishment he'd dished out to him for being
o% er- eight. lethargic and disinterested, put his
name on there football and said,; basically,
' "OK. it's your time to prove you want this."
And then Wynn got the ball five straight
carries once reeling off a 50-yarder. Still, it
had to be earned, because Florida stalled on the
I-yard line. Would Meyer kick the field goal,
run the. quarterback sneak, or what?
No, instead Meyer pumped his fist in
the air goalward to make a statement about his
intentions go for it. Chris Leak handed the ball
to Wynn and, just as it looked like the Florida
tailback would be, stopped, he spun out of the
tackle and dragged a defender across the goal
for the score.
A little bond was established right there
between coach player. Meyer is fond of using
the word "faith." Now we're going to find out
if his coach believes in Wynn enough to start
him against Tennessee Saturday.
If so, next Saturday it might be a Wynn-
Ouick Jump Starts
1. I'd say Charlie Weis hasn't just awakened
the echoes at Notre Dame he turned them
2. It's nice that San Antonio has allowed the
homeless Saints to play four games there, but
what is there about owner Tom Benson that
makes me worried that he's going to exploit
3. Chris Leak stabilizes Florida's offense -
and the way the Vols are unsettled at that
position is what makes me feel the Gators
will win "The Showdown in the Swamp" on
4. Ohio beat Pittsburgh, and I'm beginning to
think Dave Wannstedt is like cartoon character
from Li'I Abner who is always followed by a
5. Loved all those funky formations Saturday
by Urban Meyer, but of all the ones we saw the
least likely to reappear for Tennessee would be
Gavin Dickey at quarterback or would it?
Of the three NFL openers involving
Florida teams, I see Miami losing to Denver,
Tampa Bay getting beat by Minnesota and
Jacksonville winning over Seattle ... No matter
how many times the Bowdens say it's
"business and not family on the field," a lot of
FSU fans aren't going to accept Bobby's son
Jeff calling plays ... All those coaches over-
tinkering with their quarterbacks should look at
Bowden's situation and be appreciative that
they don't have to pick from two guys who, so
far, haven't proven they can play a lick at FSU.
(With a little help from Buddy's Cyberfriends)
Buddy's E-Mail Bag
Buddy: As time was running out, there was
never any doubt in my mind or any other 'Nole
that the Hurricanes were going to score and go
up by four. Bobby got it right: "We stole one
from them!" It kinda makes you wonder if the
defenses were that good or if the quarterback
was just inexperienced. In the last couple, qf
)ears I. think -the. 'Noles are plaN ing to not to
lose rather than to \\ n.
--Pete Odom, Orlando
PETE: There is some truth in that, but
maybe that's what college football has come to
for some coaches: Survival.
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ALACHUA-The Dixie County Bears
went to Santa Fe with an improved'game plan
as they posted a win over the Raiders 14-7.
This marked the third straight win Outstandin
over the Raiders even though the
Bears were predicted to be the
underdogs. The Bears came out
strong as they kicked off to the
Raider team and sacked the QB on .
the first play. Dixie County took the
game to the ground early on,
utilizing the skills of Robert Yarell,
Rodney Scott and Terrance George -
to pound out yardage and bust
through the Raider defense..
In the closing minutes of the
first quarter, Will Adkins, for the Ro
Bears recovered a fumbled punt and
set the Bears up for the first score.
QB Gary David Pinner utilized Kurt
Skelly to gain the yardage needed to
get close to first down territory.
Pinner then went to Yarell with the
hand off for an 18 yard run for the
TD. Micah Cassidy made the extra
point attempt look easy and the
Bears lead 7-0.
By half time, the Raiders just flj
,could not connect with their passing 9 .
game. The Bears kept up the Terrai
pressure and forced the Raiders to
keep the ball on the ground.
Dixie County continued to
control the ball during the second '
half forcing the. Raiders to punt time
after time. The Bear defense
continued to pressure the Raider
offense, with Hal Chaires rattling
the Santa Fe quarterback with a
sack. In the final play of the third .
quarter, Yarell brought the ball
'down to the four yard line. This set
'uip a first and goal situation at the Ro
start of the fourth.' Pifiner'handed
'the ball to Scott, who scooted in the Outstandin
four yards to score. Cassidy once 'I
more, fired the ball through the
uprights for the extra point. The
Bears led 14-0. *
-The forth quarter also saw the ''-,
Raiders score, on a quarterback -.
keeper and the extra point : .
completion making the score 14-7
with nine minutes left to play. At
this point both teams knuckled
down to some hard hitting action
. with neither team gaining a clear Corey
MON. @ 5:00 PM
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The Varsity Football Program would like to thank the
following sponsors for feeding players and coaches before the
August 26th vs. Chiefland Al and Connie Land
September 2nd vs. Newberry Church of God
September 9th vs. Santa Fe Frank & Minnie Ann Robson-
Thank you so much for your support!
DCHS Varsity & JV Volleyball Schedule
9/19 Bell A 4:30/6:00
9/20 Ft. White A 5:30/7:00
9/26 P.K. Yonge A 5;30/7:00
9/27 Bronson H 4:30/6:00
9/29 Newberry H 5:30/7:00
10/3 PK Yonge H 5:30/7:00
10/4 Williston A 5:30/7:00
10/6 Bell H 4:00/5:30
10/11 Trenton H 5:30/7:00
10/18&20 District Tournament PK TBA
Ruth Rains Middle School
Football Schedule 2005
Sept. 20 Chiefland Home 7:00 PM
Sept. 27 Willieton Away 7:00 PM
Oct. 4 Lake Butler Away 7:00 PM
Oct. 11 Starke Home 7:00 PM
Division Championship TBA
advantage. Three minutes left to play Dixie
was forced to punt. The Raiders had a chance
to return the ball but were stopped cold by
Skelly and Yarell on two big tackle plays. Then
Dnsive Players Santa Fe took to the air with a
-W pass which was intercepted by
Gerald McDowell. Pinner used
Skelly, VanAernam and Yarell to
continue the drive for the first
down as the Bears finished the
game in control of the ball.
Coach Wilkerson told the
Advocate that this was the
www-- sweetest win in a long time for
, Dixie County. "We came in this
game as thirteen point underdogs
but, we believed in the team and
Yarell the team believes in themselves."
He praised the team during the
post game huddle telling them
they are getting better and better.
Wilkerson also said "The staff
and I are well pleased, the team
fought hard and had lots of scrap.
We held on to the ball more, the
boys have heart, the secondary
Sgot better and I am proud. We
grew up some tonight." Coach
Wilkerson had this to say about
the Raiders,,"Santa Fe has a heck
George of a team."
Yarell ran unofficially for
S122 yards, with Scott posting 105.
Dixie County threw the ball only
a few times, electing to take the
ball to the running game for 258
rushing yards in 52 attempts.
With only four penalties in the
.., first half and seven in the last
half, divided among both teams,
the Bears are getting better at
managing mistakes. The Bears are
also holding on to the ball more
with just a few turnovers in this
V Scott game. Offensive players Scott,
ensivePlayer Yarell and George were game
standouts, along with defensive
player Corey VanAernam, who
seemed to be everywhere he
needed to be, at the right time.
This had to be one of the
best football games played in the
area. We are certainly looking
forward to another great game
from the Bears. This week the
S Bears play Jefferson County at
home at 7:30 P.M. GO! BIG
The Jr. Varsity Football Team and Coaches would like to thank
Bobby & Debbie Parrish for providing the meal for the team,
Thursday, September 8, 2005, before the game. The team enjoyed
good food and fellowship. Their continued support of the Dixie
County Football Program is greatly appreciated.
Jr. Varsity Football Team and Coaches
PIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2005 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
9/15 Williston (JV) Away 7:00
9/16 Jefferson County (V) Home 7:30
9/22 Ft. White (JV) Home 7:00
9/23 Williston (V) Away 7:30
'9/29 Hamilton County (JV) Home 7:00
9/30 Ft. White (V) (District) Home 7:30
10/6 P.K. Yonge (JV) Away 7:00
10/7 Hamilton County (V) Away 7:30
10/14 Taylor County (V) Away 7:30
10/28 Madison County (V) (District) Home 7:30
11/4 P.K. Yonge (V) Homecoming Home 7:30
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Sept. 11 TayLor home 4:30 PM
Sept. 10 Ckie.Aad Home 4-30 PM
Sept. .2. Ft. Wkite Away 4:30 PM
Sept. IG ft. lhite Home 4:30 PM
Sept. 17 WittiL'to Aay 4-:30 ,PM
Sept. .q Cieflka.a A ay 4:00 PM
Oct. 4 Trehtoh DH Home 4:00 PM
Oct. (6 Lake Butler Home 4:30 PM
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about their time
together. In the book,
she claims John once
hit her in a fit of
Martha Stewart says
that her home
tougher on her than her
actual prison time.
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don't cover all the
Jude Law and Sienna
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back together and one
family member hints
the wedding may be on
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around the world for
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who do eat meat
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I'll bet that you all have heard of it. Some of you might even
think you have visited there, but maybe not. It's a town famous for
being named after the sweet, delightful candy that is made there.
A town named after the founder of not only the candy, but also the
town itself. And don't kid yourself, it's a real town. It has
schools, stores, a town hall and government officials (well, sort of)
and its own train.
Now the train does carry passengers, even to this very day, but
that's not why it was originally built. No, originally the train was
constructed to carry both the raw goods and finished products back
and forth to the town.
As you might guess, many of the town's people were employed
by the candy company, but of course there were others. The
grocer, the mechanic, the laundry and so on. But the bank, well,
that was owned by the candy company. The big department store,
too, was basically provided for employees with candy money. The
police department, the fire department, street department well,
they were all there because the candy company knew that in order
to run the candy business right, it had to provide those services to
its employees and visitors.
And I'll bet by now you have figured out that I am talking
about Chocolate Town, that famous Pennsylvania spot that has
become so well known for its product. But not necessarily. You
see, Hershey, Pennsylvania isn't all that unique in the world. And
not just for being founded on chocolate. Truth is, Milton Snavely
- Hershey did a fantastic job of building a model city, built around
the profits of his famous candy. But he had a model, several
actually. Some years earlier Cadbury Chocolates had done exactly
the same thing, and before them, Rowntree Chocolates.
Both of those famous confection makers built cities for their
operations and employees too. Now there is no question that
Hershey did it bigger and better than either of his competitors.
Hershey, Pennsylvania stands today as a fabulous model of what
can be done when. corporate profits are used for the good of their
But you know what? I wasn't talking about Hershey,
Pennsylvania either. Oh, Iwas talking about the town of Hershey,
a town founded by Mr. Milton Hershey himself, but not in
Pennsylvania. No. You see It's a Little Known Fact that there is
another Hershey, one built by the same man. And at the time it
was built it was approaching the standards of the famous
Pennsylvania city. But this one, well, it ran into a little trouble.
You see, in order to provide a& continuous and uninterrupted
supply of one of Hershey's Chocolate's very needed ingredients,
sugar, Mr. Hershey built another Hershey town, this one in the
sugar capital of the world at that time, complete with all the
trimmings of the original. Even the train, which still runs to this
very day and is one of the most traveled forms of public
transportation in the country.
It's a town built by Milton Hershey and named for hinm, but
because of world events, virtually forgotten by the American
public: the town of Hershey, Cuba!
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The 65th Annual Meeting of Tri-Couonty Electric
Cooperative, Inc. will be held Saturday, September 17,
2005 at the Van H. Priest Auditorium located on the
campus of the North Florida Community College, in the
City of Madison, Florida. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.
and the business meeting will convene at 10:00 A.M.
The Board of Trustees, Management and the staff of your
.cooperative look forward to seeing you at the upcoming
Annual Meeting. A number of valuable prizes will be
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Clowning Around With Tri-County Nursing Home
<' of the Week
September 5th September 9th
Pictured above (left) is resident Lucy Leedale shown with clown Bonnie Wilson. On the right, Clown Bonnie
visits with resident Pearl Collins.
The month of August was designated as the month of clowns. Tri County Nursing Home, a not
for profit organization, celebrated this day on August 25th, with a few clowns of their own.
It was a day of celebration and fun as residents were charmed and amazed by the antics of the
Tri County Nursing Home is located about 6 miles from Trenton on SR 26. Our motto has
always been "Neighbors helping neighbors." Should you or someone you know heed our assistance
please call us at 352-463-1222. Volunteers are welcome and very much needed.
Old Town Chicks Red Hats
On August 30th, 2005 the Old Town Chicks Red Hats traveled
to High Springs for lunch at Floyd's Restaurant. All were wearing
their official Red Hat Bibs that each Red Hat made themselves and
after dinner all sang the Red Hat song and played their Kazoo's
which is the official Red Hat musical instrument.
Everyone had a good time and when pictures were made one
waiter insisted he get into the picture. I believe they enjoyed
having us as well, oh well, we hope so. Keep an eye on our travels
for next month will be another adventure.
-Elaine Howell, Princess Point and Shooter
Mr. Taylor and his students would like to welcome Jodson Dey
to our Karate class.
Honoring An American Hero
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on highway 19 north of
Chiefland will be sponsoring a Bar-B-Que dinner fund-raiser for a
local American hero, Peter Herrick, Saturday, October 1st from 11
am-4 pm. Food, music, entertainment and a classic car show will
be available for a $5.00 donation per person.
Peter Herrick,, who lives in Ft. White, was injured in Iraq
during an attack on his Humvee, which left him a quadriplegic on
May 2, 2004. Peter joined the Seabees of the U.S. Navy two
months prior to the 9/11 disaster. After a year of recovery at the
VA hospital in Tampa, Peter is at home with his family; wife
Diana and children, Drew 15, and Shayla 19.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match funds raised at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 1st. The
Herrick family currently lives in a doublewide mobile home and
needs a new home designed to meet Peter's special needs. In
addition, Peter will need a van with a chair lift for his motorized
wheelchair. The VA system can match up to $50,000, upon
approval, towards a new home and $11,000 towards the cost of a
vehicle. Home healthcare and physical therapy are also needed and
his monthly stipend from the military will only cover about half of
the cost of his needs.
Peter was a self-employed carpenter and has lost his ability to
earn a living and these funds will help ease some of the burden
from his family.
Join us on Saturday, October 1st from 11 am to 4 pm at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church on Highway 19, north (right next door
to the Dakota Vineyards). You can get a take out dinner if you
wish. If you are unable to attend the fund raiser and would like to
make a tax deductible donation to the Peter Herrick family, please
make checks payable to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and mail
-to : Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, c/o Peter Herrick fund, P.O.
Box 2090, Chiefland, Fl. 32621.
For further information, you may call the church office at (352)
493-4597 on Monday or Wednesday mornings.
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Calling All Tri County Youth!
It's that time again, we the Old Town Trail Blazers would like
for you to come and join our 4-H Club and have some fun at this
year's Suwannee River Youth Fair.
If you think you would be interested give our leaders Ed & Lisa
Ealum a call at 542-0063, 542-1415, 356-1838 or 356-1836.
Lake City Community College
Hosts College Night
Lake City, Fla.-Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 4-7 p.m., Lake
City Community College will host its 19th Annual College Night
for 10, 11, and 12 graders, their parents, LCCC students and
individuals thinking of attending college. The event will be held in
Howard Gym (Bldg. 010) on the campus. All community
members are encouraged to attend, as well.
Colleges and universities from throughout the state of Florida,
Georgia, Alabama, New York, and other states will be
represented. Top colleges such as the University of Florida,
Bethune-Cookman, the U'.S. Military Academy, Savannah College
of Art and Design, Saint Leo University, and Florida State
Take time to talk one on one with college representatives to
help you choose the college' or university that is right for you.
Vince C. Rice, director of admissions services, said, "The 19th
Annual College night is expected to be the best ever, with over
fifty colleges and universities participating. Major colleges,
universities, community colleges and private colleges from across
the United States will be recruiting and providing information
about educational and training opportunities.
The 19th Annual College Night is open to anyone interested in
advancing and improving their education and training."
For more information, contact the admissions office at (386)
Habitat For Humanity Of The
Suwannee Valley Inc. September News
We're celebrating our official affiliation status with Habitat
International! We would like to invite all current and previous
committee members to come Monday, September 19th to our
We'll be having 3 meetings this month. Tuesday 9/13 the
construction committee will meet, Thursday 9/15 an informal
meeting-with an ex-Gilchrist county resident who owns her own
Habitat Home in Alachua County at 7:30pm at the Trenton
Community Building, anid Mlonda ,a cI our Board of Directors
meets at 7:30pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on US 19,
2 miles north of Walmart next to the Dakota Winery.
We're still in need of dedicated volunteers to staff committees
from all ethnic and economic backgrounds. We'll be focusing on
raising funds for our first home in the Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy
county areas. We need ideas for fundraisers and property to build
on. Be a part and see a deserving family/person get to own a home.
If interested in helping, but unable to attend, call Bill and
Deanna at 463-8003, Development Committee members, Betty at
463-0615 or Gigi at 463-7207, Church Committee members John
Clark at 210-0105 or Linda at 486-2012, Construction Committee
members Justin at 347-3240 or Pat at 854-7046, or Family
Selection/Support Committee member Bill at 538-5859.
We're hoping to start taking applications soon for our first
home. Our websites are www.habitat.ors or partnernet.org. Expect
to see fundraisers soon!
I like to see a man proud of the place in which,he
lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be
proud of him.
New & Nearly New
Hours: Tues. Fri. 10AM 6PM & Sat. 10AM 4PM
14831 NW US Hwy. 19 (352) 490-4925
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Rise To The
The students of Ruth Rains
Middle School have risen to
the occasion once again. This
time to the tune of $1,043.98!!
After Hurricane Katrina hit
and destroyed citiesalong the
Gulf coast, the students of
RRMS wanted to contribute
what they could to help the
Ms. Harden's 7th grade
health classes donated
$500.00. Mrs. Baumer and the
staff of RRMS are so proud of
the willingness of their
students to give toward this
worthy cause. This donation
was made to the American Red
Cross. The students of RRMS
contribute to March of Dimes
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Legion Family and Friends:
The American Legion National Disaster Relief Fund is intended to
help legionnaires and their families get a new start in times of necessity. It
also helps post regain their stature in the community, so they may continue
their work supporting veterans, their community and their state. HELP is
available. Don't be afraid to ask for HELP! We don't know what you've
been through, but we can see the devastation, the heartache, the tears. We
will stand by YOU. Apply now and let us help you rebuild and start a new
Friday, September 16th, is POW/MIA Remembrance Day. The VA
will conduct a program to pay tribute to former prisoners of war and to
those service members still missing in action. The program will begin at
10 AM at the VA in the medical center auditorium. Any questions, please
call (352) 374-6068. Least we never forget. Let us remember and never
forget their sacrifice. May GOD forever watch over them and protect
them and their families.
The Executive meeting will be Thursday, the 22nd at the post home, at
7 PM. Turkey Shoots are coming back in October. On the 15th and 22nd
starting at 8:30 AM till noon. This is open to the public. Let's see who the
best shot really is.
The American Legion is the ONLY veteran's organization in Gilchrist
County. We attempt to support ALL our veterans and their families,
participate in the community and be a force for FREEDOM. Please
contact Dean Williams for membership info or info on anything about the
legion. (386)454-8143. I am retired Air Force and am one of only a few.
The Air Force needs your help. I need your help.
Always remember that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. Remember in
your prayers all the service men and women around the world, so that we
may maintain our way of life.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Shelby McKinney, Commander
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Legion Post 383
American Legion Post 383,
Old Town, held a cookout for
its members on Labor Day,
attended by 65 members.
Following the cookout, a
fireworks display concluded
the evening's events.
JR Coffey has been re-
elected as Post Commander
during an election held at the
Post on August 27th.
Meetings are now being
held in the new addition to the
Post. A 55-foot TV antenna is
being installed to receive local
The Post is currently taking
donations for Hurricane
Katrina relief. All donations
will go to the Salvation Army.
Post 'members and the public
are urged to contribute. All
individuals sending donations
of $10 or more will receive a
"certificate of appreciation"
from the Post, suitable for
framing. Please send your
check to: Post 383, P.O. Box
220, Old Town, Fl. 32680.
The next meeting of the
Post general membership will
be at 6:30 PM on September
21st. All members are urged to
Contact Press Information
SOfficer Eugene F. Street at
542-2021 or 1-888-320-5499.
For God and Country.
A man's health can be
judged by which he takes
two at a time-pills or
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
DCHS Library Receives 2,000 New Books
By Terri Langford
The Dixie County High School Library recently received 2,000 new books, purchased with funds
received from a state reading grant. DCHS Media Specialist, Judy Sumrall was excited about the
new additions to the libraries' already packed shelves and are now ready to be checked out by
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i .* 8 display ol hooA- that are includhf'd in a l ehletion of 2.000 neis'
0: book. received last sieeA. Beloi'. left. DCHS studentt Briiineir
Hall, was ione o the lirst stiudcntv to tdAe aildvantifge o. the ne,
S 1 vriet'' of biooA il adntie ilahh'lfiiom a % it' rl'eadilng grant.
Sumrall noted that Mr. Ken Booth, Math Instructor, was kind enough to build six beautiful new
book cases in which to house the new selections. We didn't know you could build, Mr. Booth!
This year, Dixie County High has expanded their reading program, which includes a twenty-
minute reading period every day and special classes to help students achieve grade level reading
The DCHS Library also has a Computer Lab with 30 computers, open for student use. They can
use the lab for research, word processing and this year, FCAT Explorer and Reading Plus skills
The night owls of the
Springhouse Quilters are
working on restoring two
antique crazy patch quilts.
This is a time consuming effort
and requires many sessions
where members gathers around
the quilt to restore the
destroyed work. This work is
done by hand, needle and
thread, and gives the night
group additional projects to
:work on and many hours of
social time having an old
fashioned "quilting bee."
Shown in the picture either
looking on or working on the
crazy patch quilt are Donna
Tooke, Donna Hayes, Karen
Philmnan and Lois Scott', back
Springhouse Quilters are
working on projects for the
upcoming quilt show in
-November. Members are
Reminded that the .application
to enter quilts in the show must
be turned in by September 15,
,to Pat Hodges, to allow the
commimee sufficient time to
get the quilts indexed,
categorized, and ready for
judging and showing.
For information on
Springhouse Quilters call or
contact Kay Fales, 490 7909 or
Lois Scott, 463 2207.
4 Pets Sake
We are receiving calls
from people, who have made it
out of the areas that were hit
by Katrina. Veterinarians are
referring calls to our office for
assistance in regards to rabies
vaccinations for their pets.
Because of various and
additional expenses Katrina
has bestowed on us; we are
making plans to have an
emergency yard sale, Sat., Oct.
8 at Paw Paws. It is located on
Hwy 26 in Waccassasa.
'Our fund raisers have been
curtailed because we too have'
experienced the tragedy of gas
price increases. If you have
used our programs in the past'
but never donated, this would
be the perfect opportunity to
Due to the response we are
getting from our programs we
now have a waiting list for
surgeries. In all fairness, please
give the people who never
used our programs a chance to
have their pets altered too.
4 Pets Sake does not have a
thrift store so all our contacts,
Share done through phone or e-
mail. Please let us know if you
can 'donate to such a worthy
Until next time be happy
just for the. love of them.
Write us at P.O. Box 1014,
Bell 32619 Phone 386-935-
0975 or 866-727-2972 or e-
Ten Free Live Oak Trees
Ten free live oak trees will be given to each person who joins
the National Arbor Day Foundation during September 2005.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting
between October 15 and December 10 with enclosed planting
instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow or
they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's
colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book
with information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution
to TEN LIVE OAKS, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by September 30, 2005. Or
join online at arborday.org.
Let Us In the 19th century, stu-
Pray dents at Cambridge Uni-
versity, England, were not
For permitted to keep a dog in
Peace their rooms. Lord Byron, the
famed poet, complied with'
On the rule-he kept a bear
Lori Bartz & son Jacob
Lori Bartz and son Jacob were evacuated from their home in
Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. On their way to
Cross City they endured many long hours in the long line of traffic
fleeing to Florida. They gathered all they could and loaded their
car, traveling to her daddy Marvin Bartz and grandparents Donnie
and Bell Holifields home in the middle of the night. They were
certainly a welcome sight... Our refugees.
Coupled with the fear of loosing everything, as well as the
safety of their close friends was a cause of great concern. Her
home was located only a block from the Gulf.
She spent day and night on the phone calling home to friends as
they watched the storm on television hoping to see something of
the fate of their home. Good news came that her place was not
destroyed but most of'the others were. Friends informed her that
she had water but no electricity and could return home and have a
After packing in the rain Sunday night they left for home on
Monday morning at 6:30 taking detours off of 1-10. Electricity was
restored Tuesday morning and she found that her home had
suffered only minor damage.
Her family is so thankful she was spared and could return
home but she has a long way to go and still needs all the help she
can get. She is presently focusing on finding another job. She is
also trying to help others by taking in her neighbors and friends.
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Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday September 8th at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
As each day passes we wonder
what each day will bring but
we know we all need
fellowship and the need to be
busy. As each member comes
in weekly we never know what
they have done.
We honored Goldie
McHenry on her 91st birthday.
We are so glad of the years she
has been with us to inspire us
with her accomplishments. She
loves to applique, piece and
quilt, it keeps her busy. She
tends to her family of four
daughters and lots of grand,
great grand, and great great
grandchildren. She travels as
much as she can and I have
never seen Goldie sad, as she
is always smiling and happy.
God bless you Goldie.
Our prayers are with Marie
Pappenhager and we look
forward to having her back
with us. Operations can
sometimes lay us low but time
takes care of us so much.
Jarrod and nine boys were
out Tuesday and what a great
day we all had. So, much was
done, the weather was rather
cool and everyone had plenty
to do. We couldn't be where
we are without the almost 800
boys who have worked here
since April 24, 1996.
Lunch was again great with
meatloaf, mash potatoes,
potato salad, biscuits, dump
cake by Hildreth, and
chocolate pie by B.J. She is on
a chocolate kick and so much
more. 15 were present.
Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting
of the Board of Directors on Monday,
September 26, 2005, 7:00 P.M. at the
Quality Inn & Conference Center in Lake
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 05-0276-CA
F. NORRIS MCKINNEY,
DANIEL W. KICKERY, III AND
PATRICIA L. LIGHTBOURN,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Daniel W. Kickery, III
Patricia L. Lightboum
YOU. ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Foreclosure has been filed by the Plaintiff
in the Circuit Court of Dixie County,
Florida against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on John N. Weed, the Plaintiffs
Attorney,' whose address is 605 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on
or before October 3, 2005 and file the
original with the clerk of this court, Dixie
County Courthouse, Cross City, Florida,
32628, either before service on the
Plaintiffs Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or. petition.
DATED this 24th day of August, 2005
JOE H. ALLEN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a Called
Board Meeting on Friday, September 23rd,
2005, at 3:00 p.m., at the Three Rivers
Regional Library System Headquarters, in
All interested persons are invited to attend
and be heard. Please be advised, that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made, by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the
orocee'dngs. and that, for such purpose,
he/she 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
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (386)
294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Notice of Public Hearing
To Close County Road
The Board of County Commissioners of
Dixie County, Florida will hold a public
meeting on September 15, 2005 at 6:00
P.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 road to public
travel on Stewart City S/D, Jena, Florida.
This action is brought by petition to the
Board by Elaine Davis and Family and the
property in question is more properly
described as follows:
A-platted but unopened 30 foot road in
Stewart City Subdivision, Section 26,
Township 09,' Range 09, Dixie County,
Flonda, beginning at the Northwest comer
of Lot 96 and extending South
approximately 1125 feet. Said unopened
road more particularly described as a 15
foot strip of land along the West side of
Lots 96. 107, 122, 133, and 148 and also
a 15 foot strip of land along the Eastside of
Lots 97. 106. 128, 132, and 149.
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.
There will be a contractors meeting held
,on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
beginning at 9:00 a.m. min the conference
room at Suwannee River Econ6mic
Council, Inc Administration Building, 1171
Nobles Ferry Road, Building #2, Live Oak.
This meeting is mandatory for all
contractors interested in doing contract
work with the Home Repair Programs for
SREC. Inc. There will be no exceptions.
All contractors should bring proof of
insurances (liability and workman's
Scomp), current state/county license,
Sand proof of Incorporation if applicable..
"" LEGAL NOTICE
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
' Case No
4 William Thomas Kennedy, Jr.,
Martie Mishoe Kennedy,
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MARTIE MISHOE KENNEDY
318 Bayview Lane
Georgetown, SC 29440
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy 'of your written
defenses, if any, to it on WILLIAM THOMAS
KENNEDY, whose address is P.O. Box
1500, Cross City, Florida 32628 on or
before October 24, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at P.O.
Box 1206, Cross City, Florida 32628,
before service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of
DATED: August 31, 2005
JOE HUBERT ALLEN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Christie Johnson, Deputy Clerk
Township 10 South, Range 13 East.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their disabilities,
need special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contract Jerry
Prater at (352) 492-1246 or (V) 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or Florida Relay Service
at 150 NE CEDAR STREET, CROSS CITY,
FL 32628 prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 12th day of September, 2005.
JOE HUBERT ALLEN
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
CASE NO.: 04-0474-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-R8 UNDER THE POOLING &
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
DAVID F. HANSHEW, JR., etal,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of September, 2005, and entered
in Case No. 04-0474-CA, of,the Circuit
Court of the 3rd. Judicial Circuit in and for
Dixie County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-R8 UNDER THE POOLING &
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED ,AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE
is the Plaintiff and DAVID F. HANSHEW,
JR.; LYNN R. DUNNAM; MELANIE
HANSHEW; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYNN
R. DUNNAM; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE'AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the FRONT DOOR
OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
DIXIE, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 150
NORTHEAST CEDAR STREET, CROSS
-CITY, FL at 11:00 AM. on the 6th Day of
October, 2005, the following described
property as set, forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Beginning at the Nw corner of NE 1/4 of
Section 22, T10S, R13E, thence run South
89 deg., 10 minutes, 5 seconds East
1157.84 feet along section line to the
P.O.B. Thence run South 1 degree, 20
minutes, 21 seconds East 745.96 feet. to
the North R/W line of a county road.
Thence run South 88 degrees, 22
minutes, 35 seconds East along said R/W
line 314.57 feet. Thence run North 1.
degree, 20 minutes, 22 seconds West
750.31 feet to the North line of Section 22,
township 10 South, 'Range 13 East.
Thence run North 89 degrees, 10 minutes,
5 seconds West along said section line
314.37 feet back to the P.O.B. Containing
5.395 acres more or less. All of said land
being located in the NE 1/4 of Section 22,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
CASE NO.: 04-0120-CA
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK..
: 03-172-CA Plaintiff,
JOHN E. ALLEN and all other unknown
persons or entitles claiming title or interest
in the subject property
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF
JUDICIAL SALE AFTER FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
(FLORIDA STATUTES 45.031(1)
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
the final judgment of foreclosure entered
on July 14, 2004 and the Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
September 6, 2005, in Case No. 04-0120-
CA of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit for Dixie County, Florida, in which
Drummond Community Bank is Plaintiff,
and JOHN E. ALLEN as Defendant, I, J.
HUBERT ALLEN, will sell at public sale the
following described real property:
Commence at the SE corner of said
Section 14, and run North 1563.42 feet to
the centerline of U.S. Hwy. No. 19 R/W;
thence run South; Southwesterly, West
and Northwesterly along the centerline of
U.S. Hwy. No. 19 R/W, along a curve being
concave in a Northwesterly direction and
having a Delta angle of 38D 46' 53" and
being 1917.86 feet in length, with a radius
of 2832.79 feet, a distance of 1269.57 feet
to the Point of Curvature; thence run N
49D 51' 12" W 1108.50 feet; thence run S
11D 45' 55" W a distance of 123.70 feet to
a Found Concrete Monument; thence run
N 89D 54' 39" W a distance of 663.95 feet
to a Found Iron Pipe; thence run N 89D
52' 24" W a distance of 1008.26 feet to a
Concrete Mbnument and the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence continue N 89D 52'
24" W a distance of 326.24 feet to a
Found Concrete Monument: (Perry C.
McGriff, R.L.S.) thence run S OD 02'40" E a
distance of 1335.22 feet to a Found L-W
Post; thence run S 89D 14' 35" E a
distance of 326.24 feet to a Concrete
Monument; thence run N OD 02' 40" W a
distance of 1336.97 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. All being and lying in Section
14, Township 10 South, Range 12 East, in
Dixie County, Florida.
TOGETHER with an easement for ingress
and egress which said easement is
described as follows: Commence at the
same point of Beginning of the land
conveyed herein and run S 89D 52' 24" E
a distance of 1,008.26 feet to a point, then
run S 89D 54' 39" E 638.95 feet, then run
N 11D 45' 55" E to the South Right-of-Way
of U.S. Hwy. No. 19, then run S 49D 51'
12" E along the Southern Right-of-Way
line of U.S. Hwy. No. 19 a distance of 25
feet, then run S 11D 45' 55" Wa distance
of 148.7 feet to a point, then run N 89D-54'
39" W 663.95 feet to.a point, then run N
89D 52' 24" W 1008.26 feet to a point,
then run N OD 02' 40" W 25 feet back to
the point of beginning.
The sale will be held on October 6, 2005
at 11:00 a.m. to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the front door of the
courthouse in Dixie County, in Cross City,
Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031,
of the Florida Statutes.
DATED: September 9, 2005.
JOE HUBERT ALLEN,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
CASE NO: 04-70-CJ
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.Y. (F) DOB: 11/16192
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Ulista Kiata Yarrell
You are hereby notified that a petition.
under oath has been filed in the above-
styled Court for the termination of your
parental rights to K.Y., a female child born
November 16,. 1992, in Alachua County,
Florida, and for permanent commitment of
the child to the Department of Children
and 'Family Services for subsequent
adoption. You are hereby commanded to
be and appear before the HONOARABLE'
FREDERICK KOBERLEIN, JUDGE OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT, at the Dixie County
Courthouse, .Cross City, Florida, on the
21st day of October, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. for
an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF
YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE NAMED CHILD.
YOU .ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS
MATTER. IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY
BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD ONE, THE
COURT WILL APPOINTAN ATTORNEY TO
This notice shall be published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in the
Dixie County Advocate at Cross City,
WITNESS my hand as the clerk, of said
Court and the Seal therefore, this 13th day
of September, 2005.
JUOE HUBERTI ALLEN
Clerk of the Court
By: Dawn L. DuBois, Deputy Clerk
History Society To
The regular meeting of the
Levy County Genealogy and
History Society has been
changed to Sunday, September
25th, to accommodate the
schedule of guest speaker
Myrtice Bailey Scabarozi. Mrs.
Scabarozi of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, will. be returning to
Levy County to attend the
Bronson High School Class
Reunion on Saturday,
She will present a program
about pioneer families in Levy
and surrounding counties. She
has done extensive research and
has amassed a database
45,000 names and kinship,
family trees and family history.
The Levy County native
began her research in 1994 after
her mother, because of failing
health, moved to Albuquerque.
Mrs. Scabarozi eventually had
to quit her job in order to
provide constant care to her
ailing mother. She began to
quiz her mother about family
matters and relationships like
"How was I kin to Aunt Linnie
and why did some of my
cousins call her Granny?"
Another more puzzling
question was about "Grandma
Leslie. She was my mom's
stepmother and the stepchild of
my dad's half sister. Talk
about confusing! I bought the
Family Tree computer program
and began calling people back
in Levy County.
Mrs. Scabarozi states she
was initially interested in her
own family but there was never
a place to stop so she kept
doing research and connecting
families. During extended
visits to Levy County, she
speht countless hours visiting
family, friends and
acquaintances that were able to
provide information about early
settlers. She has also indexed
several area cemeteries.
Mrs. Scabarozi attended
Bronson High School through
the tenth grade before moving
to Chiefland where she
graduated. She attended Lake
City Community College and
Florida State University.
Mrs. Scabarozi, who has
never met a stranger, states she
will bring her computer to the
Genealogy meeting at the Levy
County Quilt Museum and
will share any' information she
has via disk or CD. The
meeting will begin at 2:00
Dixie County Rotary News
State Representative Will Kendrick was the guest speaker at the
August 31, 2005, Rotary meeting at the Carriage Inn. Representative
Kendrick gave Rotarians and visitors a snapshot of legislative activity
from the last legislative session. He updated the group on the status of the
use of nets in the fishing industry. He discussed the merits and some of
the logistical problems of the Jessica Lunsford Act designed to provide
our children additional protection from sex offenders. He recognized the
vital economic role that the correctional institutions play small counties
such as Dixie County. He praised the county delegation for its active role
in lobbying Tallahassee for the county's needs. Following his talk, he
solicited input from the group regarding local needs and concerns.
In other business, President Anne -Hodges announced that 168
dictionaries had been ordered for Project Dictionary. The Dixie County
Rotary Club will be giving dictionaries all 3rd graders at Old Town and
Anderson Elementary schools. This iq a new project of the Dixie County
Rotary Club this year and has been made possible with generous
contributions from Rotarians as well as others within the county. It is
representative of the emphasis that Rotary International has placed on
literacy as a way to improve the economic opportunities for future
The club concluded its eyeglass collection drive with a large box of
used eyeglasses to be turned over to the Lions Club. There, the glasses
will be sorted and catalogued by prescription. Eventually, the glasses will
make their way to clinics and aid stations in impoverished nations
throughout the world.
Guests at the August 31st meeting included County Commissioners
Buddy Lamb, Alton Land, and John Driggers, Health. Department
representatives Sabel Boling and Linda Hatch, and Debbie Knight and
Carol West. Additional guests included the technicians from the
LifeSouth Bloodmobile in town for the Rotary Blood Drive, which netted
At the September 7"' meeting, the start of a new collection drive for
new and "like new" stuffed animals was announced. Teddy bears and
other stuffed animals in new or "like new" condition are being collected
for the benefit of Troop B of the FI Highway Patrol. Lt Mike Burroughs,
Public Affairs Officer, explained that the stuffed animals are used to
comfort children and others after a traffic accident or other calamity.
Additionally, law enforcement officers like to give out stuffed animals to
help emphasize to children that the role of law enforcement is tohelp,
educate, and comfort, not just to arrest and chastise. Lt Burroughs
stressed the need for clean new or like new stuffed animals. Collection
bins have been set up at the following locations: Dixie County High
School, Anderson Elementary, Old Town Elementary, Dixie County
Library, Jerry Hill Insurance, First Baptist Church of Cross City.
President Hodges praised the Flag team that put up the flags for the
Labor Day Weekend. Under the direction of the red team Flag Captain
Bob Anderson, Holly Houghton, Cindy Anderson, Ray and Anne Hodges,
Mark Blanchard, and Hayward Anderson put up the flags at participating
business in Cross City and Old Town on Saturday, September 3d.
College students Andrew Rains and Frankie Van Aernam assisted with the
takedown on Monday evening along with Bob Anderson, Hayward
Anderson and Ray and Anne Hodges. The flags will be up again for the
weekend of Patriot Day, September 11. Businesses participating in the
flag program that' have not yet paid .the annual fee of $ 35.00 are
encouraged to send their check to the Dixie County Rotary Club, P 0 Box
1948, Cross City, Fl 32628. Others interested in participating can contact
The club has kicked off two money raising projects for the fall. Tickets
are being sold for one prize of $ 200 worth of gas cards and 2 prizes of a $
50 gas card from BP. Tickets are $ 1 each, or 6 for $5. The second
drawing is for 2 tickets to the Fl- FSU football game on November 26.
These tickets are $ 5 each, or 3 for $ 10. Winners will be announced at
half time at Homecoming for the Dixie County High School on Friday
November 4. Proceeds from both drawings are used to support the '
philanthropic projects of the Dixie County Rotary Club. (THE DIXIE
COUNTY ROTARY CLUB (SC 10056) IS REGISTERED WITH THE
FL DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES. Call 1-
800-435-7352 for registration information.)
The Dixie County Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. Rotary
is an organization of business and professional men and women united
worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical
standards in all vocations and help build peace and goodwill. As of
December 2003, Rotary worldwide had 1,220,543 Rotarians in 31,314
clubs in 166 countries.
Easy-Does-It Vidalia Onions
Baked or Grilled
2 Vidalia Onions, peeled
2 tablespoons white wine
1 tablespoon balsamic
vinegar (do not
1 teaspoon chopped
fresh parsley OR 1/4
dried herbs such as
thyme, basil, marjoram
or Fine Herbes'
Salt and freshly
ground pepper to taste
Cut tops and bottoms
off the onions and place
in the bottom of a 2- to 3-
quart covered casserole.
Combine wine, butter,
vinegar and seasonings in
a small bowl; pour over
onions. Sprinkle with salt
and pepper. Cover dish
and bake in a preheated
375-degree oven 45 to 50
minutes or until onions
are soft, basting with the
liquid halfway through
cooking time. Halve
onions. Pour liquid over
onions before serving.
Makes four servings.
Cut tops and bottoms off
onions and cut into 1-inch
thick slices; place in shal-
low pan or plastic bag.
Combine 1 tablespoon
olive oil (in place of but-
ter) with wine, vinegar
and desired seasonings;
pour over onions and let
marinate several hours.
Layer onions in a grill
basket over medium-hot
coals or carefully place
slices directly onto grill.
Cook approximately 5 to
7 minutes or until streaked
with brown, basting with
Carefully turn and cook
until other side is browned
and onion is soft. Season
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More than you think.
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Individuals Under 65. It's the same high-quality
coverage you expect at a lower price you can afford.
Call 352-373-0775 to learn more
about this affordable coverage.
Chip Williams & Associates, Inc.
3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue
-Gainesville, FL 32607
A Contracted General Agency for
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( of Florida
Cross City Dental, PA
Stephen M. Henry DMD
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New Patients Welcome
aa .whiter. 117 NE Hwy. 351
S- brighter Cross City, FL
Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
I finally realized that ,
being grateful to my body
was key to giving more
love to myself.
FOR SALE Entertainment Center &
baby stroller $40.00, call 498-5622.
FOR SALE Weight bench with weights
& barbells and treadmill. Call 542-8627
FOR SALE Gravely Pro. Series, 50"
cut with Sulky $650.00, very good; 12
HP Kohler cast iron horizontal, electric
start, runs perfect $175.00; 4 HP Kohler,
cast iron horizontal, like new $150.00,
FOR SALE Hot Dog & Peanut Stand -
$900; 240 Lb. Hogs $70; Pigs $15;
Fan tail pigeons w/cage & eggs $60;
7ft. aquarium $50; call 498-7392.
FOR SALE Harley Davidson 883
Hugger, like new, all extras, bargain
price $5800.00. Call for appointment to
see (352) 498-0753.
FOR SALE 1971 Superior Motor Home,
24 ft, new AC, sleeps 4, fixer-upper,
needs TLC. $1,700.00. (352) 221-1326.
BOATS & MOTORS
FOR SALE Tremblay built, 24'x8'
custom conversion center console flats
boat, 90 HP Mercury with custom
tandem, axle trailer, asking $10,500.00,
CARS & TRUCKS
FOR SALE 1986 Chevy stepside, 4x4,
350 motor, 4 speed, lots of new parts,
ice cold AC, very good shape.'
$3500.00, call 498-5009 Home, 210-
TAKE OVER PAYMENTS on a 2002
Mercury Villager van, 56,000 miles, very
good condition, leather seats, 6 disc CD
player, AM/FM/Tape,, white with solver
bottom. Call 498-5009 Home 578-
FOR SALE 1990 Ford Tarus wagon, V-
6, daily driver, cheap on gas, asking
FOR SALE 1983 LTD Crown Victoria.
Body & interior in good shape.
SBurgundy color. NeW 'exhaust system,
fairly decent tires. Engine ran hot, make
me an offer, (352) 498-0756.
FOR SALE 1995 Chrysler Concord,
white, clean, runs good, V-6; 3.3, 4-door,
$2400.00 OBO, new CD player, call
anytime, (352) 578-4783.
FOR SALE 1996 Chevrolet pickup Z71,
new rebuilt transmission, under
warranty. New brakes all around, new
front end, new complete tune-up, extra
value: 6"'Trailblazer suspension lift, 456
Rear End., Price $7,400. Call (352) 498-
2449 or 356-0474.
FOR SALE 1995 Saturn, auto trans.,
CD/Radio Pioneer, 4 cyl. engine, very
'cold AC, great on gas, runs great; clean.
$3650.00, OBO. Call (352) 498-2618 or
498-2449, or 356-0474
FOR SALE 1994 Oldsmobile LS, all
electric doors/windows, Cold AC, all
leather, radio/CD with 10 discs
magazine by Sony, 3100 SR VE
engine, very dean, great car, very low
miles, truly a gas saver. Price: $3850 or
make me an offer! Call (352) 498-2618,
498-2449 or 356-0474
LOWER YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS-
consolidate debt, get extra cash. Bad
credit, no problem. Call me Richie
Koschatzky, (727) 536-0770.
2-PERSON MOVING SALE Horseshoe
Beach road, tools, men's stuff, furniture,
toys, Washer/dryer, kid's clothes, crafts. If
rain under shed.
HUGE BAND YARD SALE Saturday,
September 17, in front of Band room on
the DCHS campus, 8:00 2:00.
PETS & SUPPLIES
FOR SALE Red nose Pit bull puppies.
11 weeks old. Have been wormed &
been given shots. $300.00. Have
papers available. Call 498-7633.
LOST & FOUND
EQUIPMENT FOUND at intersection of
Wilderness Road & Spillers Hwy. on
Saturday, SepL 3. Call and identify,
LOST Cat, white Persian, female, tan &
gray markings, spayed, wearing no
collar, named Bella. Lost since Tuesday,
Sept. 9, at corner of US 19 and Neely
Hicks Road. Call 578-4037 or 542-
AUCTION: Open to Public every
Saturday, 6p.m., Hwy. 19 (Old Drive-In).
Now taking consignments, we do estate
sales, liquidations and bankruptcies).
Third Generation Auction Service AB-
2424, AU#2548, Tri-State Auction and
Service, serving Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, AB#2021, UA# 2011. Call 1-
866-243-8972. Toll Free. Also Auction
Every Friday, 6:30, 3 miles South of
Perry on Hwy. 19.
HELP WANTED The Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners is
seeking qualified applicants for the
following positions in the Building and
CERTIFIED BUILDING INSPECTOR -
Requirements are possession of a valid
standard building inspector license with
experience/licensure as a plans
examiner. Salary negotiable depending
on licensure level and experience. This
is a 40 hours per week position with full
PERMIT TECHNICIAN I Requirements
are excellent written and verbal
communication skills, ability to
understand and interpret rules and
regulations concerning building and
zoning codes as well as experience in
windows based programs including MS
Word, Excel and other MS office
programs. This person will be able to
perform multitasks in a very busy
environment while maintaining a high
degree of professionalism. This is a 40
hours per week position with full county
benefits. Starting salary is $7.50 per hr.
Applications for both positions are
available at the County Commissioners
Office at the -Dixie County Courthouse
and will be taken through 5:00 P.M.,
September 30, 2005. Dixie County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug
HELP WANTED Experienced loader &
dozer operator. Call between 8 a.m & 6
HELP WANTED -Cooks, no experience
necessary, contact Sue or Sandy, (352)
HELP WANTED Bulk delivery driver,
class B CDL's Hazmat. Benefits, apply in
person, Gator Gas,. Old Town, 542-
JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools,
Cross City, Florida 32628.
Posting Date: September 12, 2005
Position: ESE Instructional Aide (Funded
Salary Range: As per Instructional
Job Location: Anderson Elementary
Job Description: To assist with ESE
students in Varying Exceptionalities
Class (TMH) Unit.
Contact: Anne Engers, Personnel
Director, P.O. Box 890, Cross City, FL
32628, Phone (352) 498-6149, FAX
Education: AA Degree and/or passing
score on the State ParaPro Assessment
Test. Must be,willing to assist students
academically and with personal
Term of Employment: Remainder of the
2005-2006 School Year.
Application Deadline: September 22,
2005, 3:00 P.M.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING
Applicants are requested to submit a
letter of application, including a resume
indicating qualifications as they
specifically relate to the listed criteria. It
is the responsibility of the applicant to
submit sufficient information with the
application to enable screening to
effectively evaluate his/her education,
training and experience. Home phone
number and/or business phones should
be included in the resume. If you have a
resume on file in our office, only a letter
of application is needed. Top
applicants will be interviewed.
WE ARE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONIEQUAL
LOOKING FOR A JOB and willing to
work...call Bill at Miller's in Suwannee,
HELP WANTED Nail Tech needed for
busy salon in Steinhatchee, A Hair Shop,,
PROFESSIONAL DRIVER $1000.00
new hire bonus for experienced drivers.
Call about dry bulk, flatbed positions at
our Newberry terminal. (866) 300-8759.
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed, Class A
CDL, (2) years experience required,
DFWP, call (386) 294-3411.
ROOMS FOR RENT
FOR RENT Nice 1 BR apartment, all
utilities included. $600.00 per month.
Call (352) 498-5641 (H) or (352) 214-
TIMBERS APARTMENTS HUD
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
HOMES FOR RENT
HOUSE FOR RENT in Town of Cross
City, $450.00 per month + deposit.
Large master bedroom, large wash
room, could be extra bedroom. Fenced
yard, (407) 891-1636.
36 & 38
FOR RENT Nice 2 BR home, $800.00
per month, includes all utilities, Call
(352) 498-5641 or (352) 214-3153.
FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 B concrete block
home, Central H & A, $425.00, 1st & last,
$200. security, (352) 793-9050.
HOMES FOR SALE
FOR SALE BY OWNER Immaculate
large home in Cross City, 4 BR, 2 B, LR,
FR, carport. $154,000. Additional lots
available. Call (352) 542-1361, after 6
ACREAGE & LOTS
LAND FOR SALE 2.95 acres, well,
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RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT 101
Alligator Street, across from Evans
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FOR RENT Office Space/Retail Space
on busy US 19. Call Phillip for details.
DOMESTIC. VIOLENCE & SEXUAL
ASSAULT SERVICES: Individual
counseling and support groups for
women are offered through Another
Way, Inc. Services are confidential and
free. Contact any of our Outreach
offices at (352) 486-3305, (352) 498-
1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-
2747 for-an appointment or the location
and times of group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-hour
crisis lines, Sexual Assault 1-866-875-
7983, Domestic Violence 1-800-500-
1119, information and referral services,
legal advocacy, community education,
and professional training for law
' enforcement, health care and
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, in
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.
SEWING & REPAIRS
SEWING; mending, etc. Call 498-1960,
leave message, if I'm not home, I will call
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Allstate Insurance Company
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Subject to availability and qualifications.
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S & R HOME REPAIR SERVICE -
Remodeling, electric, plumbing, flooring
& other. No job too small, call (352) 542-
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NEW MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS:
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MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin & Honda.
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SAW SHOP, (352) 493-4904.
WELL DRILLING -. 2 inch & 4 inch well
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LESTER F. PAULK & SONS BUILDING,
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on your lot.
Precision Development, P. 0. Box 249,
26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old Town, (352)
BURIAL MARKERS HEADSTONES -
from $200.00 up. 4 comer stones -
$75.00. Call Dixie Monument Co., 542-
3432. Ben Barber, Jr.
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of a temple called his
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 15, 2005
This week's Dixie Sighting comes from '
our good neighbor Tommy Cooper. er'i', ^
Seems Tommy and his family came home
from church one Sunday and found one of his |
cows stuck under his truck's tire and wheel-
Not wanting to cause injury to the poor 1 ** .
thing, Tommy jacked up the back of the truck, '
giving the young bovine plenty of room to get ,
the heck out!
According to Tommy once the cow was free; it took off
running and ran for some time.
I wonder... was the "grass greener" under that wheel-well?
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information
for the Dixie County Sightings column. Call or send your Sightings IN
DIXIE COUNTY, to 352-498-3312 or email the picture and information
to news@dcadvocate. net.
"Read All About It"
Dixie County Advocate
Your Hometown News-Source
By Terri Langford
The 1st Annual Dixie
Wheelin Jamboree was held
out at the Cross City Airport
on Saturday, September 3rd
during the Labor Day weekend
with featured artists, Earl
Thomas Conley, Bryan White
and Mark Chesnutt. If you
weren't there...you missed a
The event was sponsored
by the Wheelin Sportsman, a
non-profit organization who
provides folks with disabilities
an opportunity to enjoy
outdoor sports like fishing and
hunting. All proceeds went to
the local chapter who sponsors
events like the annual fishing
trip from Shired Island and the
fall turkey shoot.
Opening the show was the
Dixie County High School
JROTC Color Guard with
Janet Osteen singing our
National Anthem, sky-divers,
Paul Poppeghager & Jason
Burgoyne falling from the sky
and a "fly-by" by Jay Boling,
CEO of Dixie Aviation
Services. WOW! Thait as a
MC for the evening % as the
one and only... Shot Gun
Charlie Walker, will hi.
down-home sense of humor
and country charm.
After the opening it as
entertainment, i th song a lter
song, after s..ng bringTng
folks to their feet anid dancing
in the aisles. Conlei,, White
and Chestnutt really, came
through for the crowd taking
the music into the night.
The grand finale was a
fireworks show put on by
Clodwalker Bligh of Block
Many thanks go out to
everyone who helped to bring
this fundraising idea to life. It
took a lot of folks to make it
happen and their efforts are
greatly appreciated. While the
crowd was not quite was hoped
by organizers; they vowed to
make next year's event bigger
and better. See you next year!
Dixie Cultural Center Continues
Progress On Renovations
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Pictured above is a collage of "Kodak moments"' at the 1St Annual Wheelin Jamboree.
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Pictured above are the Butler Brothers working on the Dixie County Cultural Center's roof. the most
recent phase completed in the renovation project of the old-Old ritwn School.
By: Terri Langford
The Dixie County Cultural Center, formerly
the old-Old Town Elementary School, continues
to move forward with its renovation .project,
taking the old school back to its glory days.
The Re-roofing Phase was completed over
the summer by the Butler Brothers of Horseshoe
Beach, making a dramatic impact on the look of
the schools' exterior. Money for this phase was
obtained through a grant that was written by
Evonne Cline, Dixie County Historical Society
Cline was also able to secure funding for the
next phase; the re-wiring of the 96 year old
building. David Lake of Lake Electric in Old
Town won the bid on the project which will take
five to seven months to complete. Once again
this phase was made possible by grant money.
Cline extended her personal thanks as well
as the thanks of the Historical Society for all the
help they have received from the public during
the restoration process. All the calls, letters and
support shown at the Grant Hearings, have made
it possible to for Dixie to get their share of state
funding earmarked for historical preservation
projects, like that of the Dixie Cultural Center.
If you would like to know more about the
Dixie County Historical Society and how you
can help, please call Ms. Cline at 498-3128 or
leave a message at the Center at 542-0047.
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