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Dixie County advocate
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Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
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January 19, 2006


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Vol. 84, No. 4,18 Pages Thursday, January 19, 2006 50

MLK Honored With March Congressman Allen Boyd Meets
With Horseshoe Residents
& Special Activities Writgr.SI
Horseshoe Beach
residents filled the Town
Hall as they gathered last
Thursday, January 12th in :
order to have an opportunity .'
to talk with Congressman ..
L Allen Boyd about issues
concerning the main channel :'
and inter-canals, both of"-
which are in dire need of
Boyd stated he was not
.... there to give a speech, but to
listen to their concerns.
"I've enjoyed a 17-year
relationship with the folks
............. here in Dixie County," Boyd .
noted. "While I can't
always promise a fix, I can ,
promise the effort," he .,.:-
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David Capo, President of. ,..
the Hidden Coast Shellfish .
j Association, spoke on behalf ''
of the fishermen in our area.
...He started by applauding"
Boyd for, as he put it,
S "Being able to negotiate his It
way through the woods and
'" Hfind his way to Horseshoe."
He then asked the
The pictures above show some of the "The Dream Continues" March held this past Monday in honor of Dr. Congressman for help in
Martin Luther King, Jr. getting funding for the Congressman Allen Boyd (left) is shown the route of the Main
By Terri Langford- Staff Writer dredging of the main Canal to the Horseshoe Channel by marina owner, Joe Spradley
This past Monday, January 16th, our nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by channel between markers 14 (right). Below, Congressman Boyd briefly spoke to members of the
remembering him on what would have been his 77th birthday (January 151h). King was known for & 15, approximately 1,500 Dixie County Chamber of Commnnerce. Chamber President, Arthur
his leadership in the civil rights movement in the 1960's. See "MLK" continued page 5 feet. Bellot, left, invited the Congressman to this coming year's Red Belly
See "BOYD" page 5 Day festivities, one of the topics discussed at the meeting.

Driver Escapes Injury

In Rollover Accident

The driver of this car was lucky, as she escaped through the back
passenger's door after turning over 1 V2 times before stopping.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Trisha Nelson of the First District considers herself lucky when
she was able to walk away from her overturned car last Thursday,
January 12 h, without injury.
According to a report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Nelson was headed to Cross City on CR 351, approximately a mile
past the CR 351 and SR 349 intersection, when the accident
occurred. A one point she ran off the roadway onto the soft
shoulder area and while attempting to get back onto the road
overcorrected causing her to lose control. The car traveled across
to the opposite shoulder and turned over one and a half times
before coming to rest on its roof.
.Nelson had been wearing her seatbelt. and was able to escape
through the back passenger door. She was checked at the scene
and transported to North Florida Regional Hospital where she
underwent a precautionary exam.
Nelson was charged with careless driving.





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The 2005-2006 District
Wide Spelling Bee will be held
this Thursday, January 19th, at
the Ruth Rains Middle School
Cafetorium, beginning at 7:00
Come out and help support
the 14 young men and women
as they vie for the title of Dixie
District Spelling Bee Winner.
The contestants are from
the 5th-8th grade classes from
Anderson & Old Town
Elementary and Ruth Rains
Middle School.

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Steinhatchee Water

Association Board Seeking

New Members
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Steinhatchee Water Association, Inc. is currently looking to fill two board member positions.
Currently there are fiye active members on the seven-member board. Board members are responsible
for overseeing all aspects of the corporation and will be facing many challenges that come with
Both Dixie and Taylor County coastlines have seen an outpouring of interest from developers
and are facing water and sewer issues associated with rapid growth. Suwannee's new water facility
will begin construction this spring and Horseshoe Beach is currently looking at finalizing grant
monies for their water plant. While Steinhatchee's water plant has only been online for just over a
year, they are rapidly outgrowing their new facility as developers flock into the Steinhatchee/Jena
Steinhatchee Water Association, Inc. is a not for profit corporation established in 1964 to deliver
water to Steinhatchee and neighboring Jena. The original plant was capable of serving what was
then a small rural coastal community. The existing plant was built in order to replace the outdated
and failing plant and to better serve the growing population. Unfortunately the current rate of growth
was completely unanticipated at the time plans were made for the plant.
In addition to water issues, currcntll there is no municipal sewage facility. In order to support
the current rate of growth without having a negative impact on our natural resources it may be
necessary to take on a sewer project.
Rising to the challenge, the board has begun the task of securing funding for an additional plant
that will provide water for current and future growth. It is hoped that two community-minded
people will also be up to the challenge and join the board in making decisions that will enhance the
current water system.
The only requirement for the board member position is that you must be a current Association
See "SWA" continued page 5

The driver of the white car shown above was able to walk away with only a cut to his elbow. The driver of
the semi and truck also received minor injuries in the accident that involved a total of four vehicles.
See "DRIVER WALKS" continued page 5

The Steinhatchee Water Plant has been online for just over a year and already nearing peak capacity during
high demand times, such as holidays and weekends. With the rapid growth being experienced by the small
coastal community, the plant is looking to add onto the plant in order to meet the demand. (Photo by Rex

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NBC tries for "turkey of the year"
It's a little early to tell, but NBC television may have come up
with 2006's "turkey of the year" in the form of a new series entitled,
"The Book Of Daniel."
If you're thinking this has anything to do with Daniel, the Old
Testament prophet, forget it. The lead character's name is Daniel
Webster--and if you might suspect this has something to do with the
19th century American statesman, you would again be mistaken.
This Daniel is a pill-popping Episcopal priest with the most
absurdly dysfunctional family and circle of acquaintances since
England's King Henry VIII. His youngest daughter, an aspiring
artist, is caught selling marijuana to pay for instruction and
materials. She gets off the hook, then solicits the help of a younger
boy who is supposed to be a computer whiz, who offers to help her
if she'll show him her...well, you get the idea. Anyway, he winds up
getting invited over to the Webster home for dinner, and it would
take volumes to describe the aggregation of misfits at that table.
Mrs. Webster guzzles martinis faster than a New York City ad-
vertising executive on a "power lunch," her sister is a lesbian whose
husband ran off with three million dollars of church funds
earmarked for the construction of a school, after which brother-in-
law gets knocked off and the money can't be found. Desperate,
Daniel seeks help from a friend.
By this time, it has been established that Daniel is quite regularly
visited by Jesus Christ, or at least he fancies he is, because no one
else ever sees Jesus on these occasions. In any event, Jesus comes
across as something of a "cool dude," more reminiscent of a 1960s
hippie than the Messiah who provided the way for the salvation of
the human species. He mainly advises Daniel to take it easy on the
pills. Nonetheless, if Daniel has this kind of access to Jesus,
wouldn't this be the ideal opportunity to seek some advice about the
missing three mil?
Apparently not. Instead, Daniel takes his troubles to a Catholic
priest who has Mafia connections, which he invokes. They recover
and agree to return the money, but only on the condition that a mob-
friendly construction company gets the contract. As we all know,
there are contracts that involve the construction of buildings, and
then there are those other kinds of contracts that the mob puts out, so
guess who the good(?) Reverend Daniel hires?
Back to Daniel's immediate family, his son is "gay," he has an
adopted son who is a sex. maniac (heterosexual, however). They
have an affluent lifestyle, a big house, a maid, and no end of other
perks to which most clergymen would be unaccustomed to say the
least. If the series makes one valid point, it would have to be that
such opulence is not a particularly good character-builder.
Space precludes a more detailed critique, but suffice it here to
say that "The Book Of Daniel" has borrowed story lines from every
soap opera and explicit crime episode to enter the American living
room for the past 25 years.
: Critics of the series have been urging viewers to call local TV
stations and the program's sponsors with their complaints. A handful
of stations have already dropped the show, but it's still accessible on
cable and satellite. Advertisers would more likely respond to a

slump in sales, but only if they figured there was a connection;
however the only advertisers on last week's episode were Burlington
Coat Factory with two spots, and Toyota and Mazda with one each,
.along with a few commercials for movies in theatres. Most of the
break time consisted of promos for other NBC shows.
This would indicate that NBC is willing to air the show whether
.or not it pays its way, at least for awhile. Maybe this is because
'somebody in the front office likes to make fun of religion. If that's
the case, maybe next season, we'll see something lampooning Islam.
.You know, the Mohammed character eating a ham sandwich and
drinking a beer while fantasizing about what feminine charms might
-be hidden beneath his neighbor's wife's burka....
And maybe next year at this time the price of gasoline will be
back below a dollar a gallon, the NOAA will have devised a way to
stop hurricanes before they start and Senator Ted Kennedy will have
Lost his bid for re-election in his home state of Massachusetts.
Just don't bet the rent money on any of the above.

Governor Bush & Lt. Governor

Jennings Announce New Funding

Recommendations For Hurricane

Preparedness, Response & Recovery
TALLAHASSEE Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Governor Toni
Jennings today outlined a $565 million budget recommendation of
state and federal funding for emergency management at the Tiger
Bay Club of Central Florida, Inc. The Governor was joined by
Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate, Tiger Bay Club of
Central Florida, Inc. President Fred Leonhardt, business leaders,
club members and members of the community. Establishing a
"Culture of Preparedness" for hurricanes is a top priority for
Governor Bush. These new efforts will significantly enhance
Florida's ability to prepare for hurricanes, respond quickly in the
aftermath of a storm, recover from the damage and impacts to the
economy, and mitigate future threats to public safety and
"Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida and every Floridian
needs to have a plan for hurricane season," said Governor Bush.
"Our ability to respond and recover from a hurricane is critical to
our economy and quality of life. A strong response and quick
recovery sends a message to businesses and tourists that Florida
remains the best option for both investments and vacations -
keeping our growing economy strong."
Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings' recommendations

Hurricane Preparedness
$5.3 million to raise public awareness about the need to
plan appropriately for emergencies. The Division of Emergency
Management will be charged with implementing a public
education and information campaign to help instill a "Culture of
Preparedness" in Florida.
$42 million to provide for a 2006 sales tax holiday on
hurricane preparedness supplies. Governor Bush is recommending
that the Florida Legislature authorize an annual sales tax holiday
coinciding with National Hurricane Preparedness Week each May.
Last year, Floridians saved more than $10 million on essential
preparedness items.
$50 million to harden existing homes through retrofitting.
Priority will be given to low income homeowners living in wind
borne debris areas.
Over the next several years, more than $300 million in
federal funding will be invested to minimize damage from future
disasters. Counties and cities throughout Florida create mitigation
projects based on local priorities.
"Governor Bush's commitment to preparedness is a model for
the nation," said Florida Division of Emergency Management
Director Craig Fugate. "A successful response starts well before a
storm makes landfall with families, communities and counties
planning and preparing for a potential emergency."
Hurricane Response
$30 million to install, by the start of the 2007 Hurricane
Season, permanent generators to serve our special needs shelter
$16.7 million to create safe public shelter for an
additional 100,000 people and fund a pilot program for regional
sheltering projects.
$69.8 million to construct and expand county Emergency
Operations Centers to ensure they can survive a hurricane/.
$29 million for new technology to improve our
understanding of the effects of storm surge. These new models
will serve as a scientific basis. for updated regional evacuation
$6.5 million to improve Florida's logistics system,
ensuring we provide essential commodities to disaster victims as
quickly and efficiently as possible.
$2 million to expand the University of Miami Medical
Training and Simulation Laboratory to enhance training for first
responders to emergency disasters and terrorist attacks.
"Thousands of us have seen the devastating impact of
hurricanes first hand. We remain committed to supporting
Floridians as they recover from these storms," said Lt. Governor
Jennings. "Our budget recommendations will provide assistance to
Floridians as they rebuild their communities and prepare for the
storm seasons ahead."
Hurricane Recovery
Programs will address affordable housing needs created by the
destructive 2004 and 2005 Hurricane Seasons. These efforts will
build on the strategies developed by Governor Bush's Hurricane
Housing Workgroup. Led by Lt. Governor Jennings, the
Workgroup was convened last year to assess affordable housing in
Florida and make recommendations regarding future mitigation
and recovery measures. In addition to $243 million for the Florida
Housing Finance Corporation for state and local affordable
housing programs, a 26 percent increase from the current fiscal
year funding, Governor Bush is also recommending:
$177 million for a Rental Recovery Loan Program that
leverages available federal resources and private capital to build
and rehabilitate affordable rental housing.
$98 million for a locally-administered Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program that will accommodate the unique housing
needs of Florida's communities affected by the storms.
$25 million for farmworker housing and housing for frail
elders, persons with disabilities and homeless families.
$2 million to repair and rehabilitate homes in
communities severely impacted by the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes.
$12 million to expand Florida reBuilds and train an
additional 6,000 individuals, bringing the total to 10,000
individuals. In December, Lt. Governor Jennings launched the
Florida reBuilds program, a workforce initiative to recruit and train
construction workers to meet growing demands related to
hurricane recovery and the State's housing boom.
Four hurricanes made landfall in Florida in 2004 Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. The 2005 Hurricane Season
brought more destruction with the landfalls of four more
hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Recovery efforts
from these eight hurricanes are ongoing in communities throughout
Florida. The National'
HFurricane Center has predicted B G AST
a continued period of BMA
heightened tropical activity, M
reinforcing the need for General
Floridians to properly prepare; .
for each hurricane season.
For more information, please oRe
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Family Disaster Preparedness
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: I have a couple of
questions regarding my
driver license. How many
points are on my driving
record, and may I file for an
extension to pay my traffic

A: To answer the first
question, you may purchase
a copy of your driving
record from the Clerk's
Office. And yes, you may
be given an additional 30
days to pay your citation by

Dixie County

Jail Log

JUVENILE, 13, Possession of Stolen
Property, Grand Theft.
Burglary of Dwelling.
JUVENILE, 14, Possession of Stolen
Property, Grand Theft.
Possession of Cocaine.
WELCHER, MARK A., 42, Disorderly
DWLS/R w/Knowledge.
Disorderly Conduct, Disorderly Intoxication.
Uttering Forged Instrument (2cts).
Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery,
Aggravated Assault.
FTA/Burglary of Dwelling.
Possession Listed Chemicals.
Possession Methamphetamine,
Possession Diazepam, Possession
Prescription Drug Without Prescription,
Sale of Methamphetamine.
Cocaine, Tampering With Witness.
Grand Theft Ill.
Dealing In Stolen Property, Burglary of a
Dwelling, Grand Theft.

coming in person to your
Clerk's Office or by mailing
your request in writing. If
you are in danger of losing
your driving privileges, you
may want to consider
Driving School to avoid
points being assessed.
However, this decision must
be made within 30 days of
receiving the ticket. You
must sign an affidavit
electing to attend the
driving school and pay the
Clerk the associated cost
within 30 days to use this

If you have any questions or
comments about this
column or the clerk's office,
please forward them to
Chad Reed, Clerk of the
Court, P. 0. Box 1206,
Cross City, Florida 32628,
(352) 498-1200.

- Possession of Cocaine With Intent To
Sell. -:
VOP Forgery, Uttering A Forgery.
LACEY, LOUIS H., 34, DWLS/R, Resisting :
Without Violence (Lake Co.), VOP Giving
False Name (Lee Co.).
Drivers License, Attaching Tag Not
Disorderly Conduct.
PHILEMON, WILSON, 29, State Bed -
Drug Sale Flee & Elude.
DUNCAN, KENNETH, 22, Possession of
Alcohol In County Park.
BRODY, KATHY DIANE, 45, Criminal
Mischief, Leaving Scene Of Accident With
Property Damages.
Terrist Acts & Threats, VOP Petit Theft.

Letter To The

Florida 4 Marriage
Constitutional Amendment
Has the position of the
male in our society diminished
to the extent that there must
now be a constitutional
amendment to define his role
in marriage?
The issues at stake are not
that of marriage relationships,
but that of social prejudices. e
Now that we have a society
advanced beyond the cave,
there are those that merely
want laws to protect their
moral rights.
The right of freedom,'
peace and security, in love
these have no boundaries. Isn't
it about time?
Gladys Rollinson

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Monthly Meetings, Events
and Helpful Information
Jan 20th- Jan 26th 2005

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
2001 Rx Program free
breathingg medications and
'Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
N Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Dana
Weinfurter 352-493-2333
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
Emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
-Rusty Spurs Arena! 6.5 miles
porth of Old Town. Sporting and
Team Penning every Saturday
night starting @ 7.30 Spectators
Car Show! Last Thursday of
every month in the parking lot of
Farmers Furniture & Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland.
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
.Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12- at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association -
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
,A'L-ANON Family Group
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Dixie Shrine Club-Meets every
Ist Thursday. Hwy 351, miles
North of Cross City. Welcome
Shrine's and Guest.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City
Dixie Cattleman's Association
4th Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Trail riders Club.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
S4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
SFunds are to support the center
and charities.
.m Holy Cross Catholic Church -
; Bingo every Tuesday Evening
@ 6 PM. U.S. 19. Doors open at
6 p.m. snacks available. Free
SNA Meetings Each Thursday
at 7 p.m. at the Cross City
Church of God on Kenneth St. in
Cross City, FL. Cll: 352-498-
;," 4362
S"Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
. .2"d ,& 4th Thursday nights at 8
. \p.m. "

Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest, it
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by e-mail. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

United Christian Services
of Dixie County Inc. will be
distributing U.S.D.A.
(commodities) in Cross City
on January 24"' and 25"' at the
U.C.S. building on the corner
of CR 351 and NE 21Oth Ave.
Distribution will be
Tuesday, January 24 9 am to
1:30 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
Wednesday, January 25 9 am
to 1:30 pm.

Tax-Aide Offers
Training For

Free tax training sessions
are underway at the Dixie
County Library, Route 19,
Cross City, for volunteers with
the AARP Tax-Aide program.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Sessions will be held from
9:15 AM through 4:30 PM.
For more information,
please call George Gunther at
352-542-8328 or Holly Bankey
at 850-578-2004.
Submitted by Holly Bankey

The whole problem with
the world is that fools
and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full
of doubts.
-Bertrand Russell

Volunteers Needed
Haven Hospice of Tri-Counties is in need of volunteers: in
Dixie County. Volunteer training will be provided February 6,7
and 8"'th from 10 2:30. For more information please call Dana
Weinfurter, Volunteer Specialist, at 352-493-2333.

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AARP Driver Safety
It is best to not drive in fog or smoke. If you must, slow
down, turn on your low beam headlights, and be ready for a fast
stop. Use your windshield wipers.
Many insurance companies offer an auto insurance premiuin
discount for participants who complete the two four-hour day
AARP Driver Safety classes. Mature drivers, 55 and over,
should take the course as a refresher.
There is a $10 course fee per person. You need not be an
AARP member or a Florida resident to attend.
There are three such classes scheduled by Linda Cochran. To
register call her at (352) 493-1742
Jan. 23 and 24: 9 a.m. at Hardeetown Baptist Church, 1404
NW 18th Avenue, Chiefland
Jan. 30 and 31: 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203
Noble Avenue, Williston
Feb. 21 and 22: 9 a.m. at Bronson Road Baptist Church,
13830 NE 80th Avenue, Bronson

Girl Talk IV

"Shinin' for Jesus"
An overnight retreat for girls in grades 6-12.
February 17 & 18, 2006, 5:30 P.M.
Middle Florida Baptist Assembly Grounds
Cost: $20.00 Per Participant
For information contact: Nancy Holifield at (352) 498-3881
Sponsored by Lafayette Baptist Youth Association and Live the Life :
Ministries & Resources of Cross City


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of control, especially if you are the family member or friend of an
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Steinhatchee Garden Club
Annual Spaghetti Super
To Be Held January 21st
The Steinhatchec Garden Club is having its annual Spaghetti
Supper on Saturday, January 21st at the Steinhatchee Community
Center. The time is from 5 PM- 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5 for adults
and $3 for children under 12 years of age. You can buy tickets
early by calling 498-0666 or you may buy them at the door. We
also have take-out available.
All proceeds are used to send underprivileged children to
summer camp and for community beautification projects.

Singer, Broadway actress Susan Egan
performs in Lake City on Jan. 20
Broadway star and recording artist Susan Egan visits Lake City
Community College for a concert on Friday, January 20, at 7:30
Egan starred on Broadway in the title role of "Thoroughly
Modern Millie" at the Marquis Theatre in Times Square. She has
also won critical acclaim on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in
"Cabaret," in "Triumph of Love" and "State Fair," and most
notably, as the original 'Belle' in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast,"
garnering Tony and Drama Desk nominations for "Best Actress."
She recently released her third CD, "Coffee House," which
features songs from Broadway shows and movies.
Among her regional credits, Egan starred alongside Carol
Burnett in "Putting It Together" at the Mark Taper Forum, Tommy
Tune in the national tour of "Bye, Bye Birdie," and reprised her
role of Belle for the Los Angeles premiere of "Beauty and the
She has also performed in concert with dozens of symphony
orchestras across the country, including two engagements at the
Hollywood Bowl.
Egan has also starred in such films as "Gotta Kick It Up" for
the Disney Channel and several independents including "The
Disappearing Girl Trick," "Falling. In Love," "Extreme Close Up,"
and "Man of the Century."
In animation, Egan gave the sultry voice to 'Meg' in Disney's
"Hercules," sang the role of Angel in "Lady and the Tramp II," and
rendered 'Lin' English for the American release of the Japanese
blockbuster "Spirited Away," which won the 2003 Academy
Award for Best Animated Feature.
The Susan Egan concert is sponsored by Community Concerts
of Lake City, which presents five concerts each season.
Annual subscriptions, with tickets to all five concerts, are $40
for adults.
Family subscriptions, tickets for two adults and all school-age
children in the home, are $85. Student subscriptions are $10.
Tickets for individual performances are $25.
For more information or tickets, call 752-3793 or 961-8938.
Tickets also are available at the Chamber of Commerce Office,
162 S. Marion Avenue, and at the door on Jan. 20.


Dixie County
Little League

Thursday, Jan. 19, (6p-8p)
Sat., Jan. 28 (10A-12P)
Sat., Feb. 4 (10A-12P)
Thurs., Feb. 9 (6p-8p)
Thurs., Feb. 16 (6p-8p)

Dixie County
Little League

Contact: Cheryl-
Diane 4984-1285
Gary 542-7947

Home Education Parents:
School districts are required to provide students with the
opportunity to take assessment tests if the parent chooses this
option as a form of evaluation.
Dixie Schools will be giving the FCAT Writing + to grades 4,
8, and 10 on February 7-8, 2006. February 27-March 10, 2006,
Dixie Schools will be giving FCAT Reading and Mathematics to
grades 3-10 and FCAT Science to grades 5, 8, and 11.
If you choose, please contact the grade appropriate school to
schedule a time for your child to take FCAT. Contact the
Faith Hill Anderson Elementary School 352-498-6202
Chris Barber Old Town Elementary School 352-542-7818
Angel Thomas Ruth Rains Middle School 352-498-1346
Chris Lord Dixie County High School 352-498-6412
If you have any questions you can contact Jim Bray District
Office 352-498-6149.

Dixie District Schools
Elementary Menu
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
& Milk.
Spaghetti w/Hot Rolls or Hot Dog on Bun, Steamed Broccoli,
Fruit or Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Toast or Ham & Cheese Omelet
w/Toast, Fruit Juice & Milk.
Lunch -Chicken Fajita w/Tortillas, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese &
Salsa or Deli Turkey & Cheese on Bun w Trimmings, Steamed
Corn, Fruit & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Toast or Cheese Grits w/Toast,
Fruit Juice & Milk.
Lunch Corn Dog or Burrito w/Salsa, Oven Fries, Ice Cream,
Fruit or Juice, Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Toast or Warm Honey Bun,
Fruit & Milk.
Lunch Oven Fried Chicken w/Hot rolls or Tuna Salad w/Bread,
Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Biscuit, or 2 Jelly Biscuits, Fruit
Juice & Milk.
Lunch Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fresh Garden Salad
w/Dressing, Fresh Baked Cookie, Fruit or Juice, Milk.



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January 23
*Family Learning Night, 5:00 7:00 P.M.
*FCAT Parent Training, 5-7 PM
*Safety Patrol Pizza Sale Begins
January 25
*Early Release @ 12:25 PM
*Feb. 7 & 8 Florida Write! Testing For
Fourth Graders

Anderson Elementary 2006

Valentine Pageant
The Pageant will be held on February 17, 2006 and this year
will be sponsored by the Anderson Elementary Safety Patrol.
Entries will be available for pick up in the front office starting
January 13, 2006 until January 30, 2006.
Advance tickets will be sold also starting January 13, 2006
until February 16, 2006 for $2.00 adults and $1.00 for children. So
please pick up your entry forms in the front office starting January
13, 2006 at Anderson Elementary or contact Marcie Byrd at 498-
2297 or Kathy Thomas at 498-9320.

RRMS Advisory Council Meeting
The next Ruth Rains Middle School Advisory Council meeting
will be held Monday, January 23, 2006 at 2:40 p.m. in the school's
conference room. All parents are encouraged to attend.

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His peaceful approach would lead him to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and Time
magazine's 1963 Man of the Year, just to name a few of the honors bestowed on him during his
short life. On April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis,
Tennessee, he was assassinated.
Here, in Dixie County, a small group gathered for what they hope to be the first annual "The
Dream Continues" March. Coordinators, Teva Teagues, Angela, Florence & Felita Carter, were
thrilled at the outcome, with some 60 participants joining in the march.
As the group walked, a recording of Kings most famous speech, "I Have A Dream," played in
the background. The March ended at the Carter home where several spoke, including City
Councilman Marcellus Dawson, on the impact that Dr. King had on their lives.
Between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five
hundred times. While his footsteps no longer travel the roadway, his idea of equality and love for all
mankind lives on.
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Capo stated the channel is so clogged fishermen
have to sometimes wait for hours before there is
enough water to leave and/or return to shore. He
added that the problem has steadily increased
over the past three years. "Dredging used to last
longer when we had shrimp boat fleets in the
area," Capo said. The large boats would help
keep the channel dug out; however they have all
but left the area, due to restrictions put on the
shrimpersrs. In addition to the channel, Capo
noted the turn-basin is also plugged, making
turning around impossible.
Currently the two perimeter canals, Rim and
the Main Canal, are being dredged. The project
is being funded through a grant approved by
FEMA due to damages occurring from
.Hurricane Francis last summer. While residents
,and local officials are thankful for the grant,
they are disappointed the grant did not include
funding for- the dredging in the main channel
and inter-canals. Capo predicts the work being
done today on the perimeter canals will be in
vane and will be filled within a year.
Besides boaters not being able to navigate
the channel, the issue of emergency response
was addressed. At certain times of the day,
rbscue boats are unable to leave out of
Horseshoe, delaying any attempt at helping
.stranded, injured and lost boaters. This issue
wvas also addressed by county emergency
officials last summer.
Martha Burnette, Horseshoe Councilwoman,
told the Congressman the interior canals are so
plugged that homeowners only have a two-hour
'window in which they can leave and/or return.
Boyd noted that while FEMA's jurisdiction
is in the area of the perimeter canals, it is the
Army Corps of Engineers that would decide and
fund any work done in the channel. He also
noted the interior canals in Horseshoe are
locally owned and therefore any work would fall
under their jurisdiction, or the county in
Horseshoe's case.
Capo told the Congressman it would be cost
effective if they were to fund any channel or
interior canal project while the dredging
company is already set up in Horseshoe.
Estimates for a "new" project to dredge the
channel and turn basin would be"well over
$100,000.00; while if they could do it now, the
cost would only be around $50,000.00. Boyd
stated that he would get in contact with the
contractor, Subaqueous Service, Inc. and the
Corps to see what could, if anything, be done.
The issue of the interior canals will have to
be addressed to the county. It was noted that
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot and
,Emergency Management Director Chad Reed
have been working with a variety of state
agencies trying to get funding for all the canals
in Horseshoe. The problem they have ran into is
flitt they are not able to "prove" that the large
- build up of silt has occurred within the last few
years from storm surge caused by hurricanes
and other storms.

Horseshoe Beach Councilman Teddy Kight
suggested that the jetties be brought in closer to
the mainland. It is his feelings that having the
rock barrier extended more towards the
shoreline would help during storm surge, not
only in the channel but canals.
Kight also asked Congressman Boyd for his
support with the town's application for funding
for a sewage system. Currently Horseshoe
doesn't have a waste treatment plant and they
are concerned that the community's rapid
growth will cause contaminate problems in the
Boyd stated that he understands the draw to
the area's pristine waters and woods. "We must
keep our rural coastal communities viable but at
the same time build smart," Boyd said.
Along the same lines, Congressman Boyd
asked how the aquaculture farming was doing in
our area. It was reported that currently the area
located between Suwannee & Horseshoe Beach
off of Shired Island is where the majority of the
clam and oyster leases are. On average there is
a 30-40% survival rate; with farmers breaking
even at 30%. That, combined with depressed
prices, the future of aquaculture looks bleak.
This was disturbing news for the Congressman
who helped spearhead the idea of shellfish
farming, right here in Dixie County.
The Congressman thanked the people of
Horseshoe for allowing him to serve them over
the years and promised to continue to work for
them. After the meeting, Boyd, Kight and
Spradley took a tour of the channel and main
canal, the main topic of discussion.
From Horseshoe, the Congressman traveled
to the Dixie County Public Library where he
joined the members of the Dixie County
Chamber of Commerce for their regular
monthly meeting. To his delight they were
serving up chicken and dumplings and some
very delicious, but sinful, desserts.
The Congressman told the group that he
knew that rural Florida will be facing many
challenges in the next 20 years as "baby
boomers" retire; looking at North Florida as the
ideal place to settle. "Folks are attracted to the
rural setting you have here in Dixie," he stated.
"We need to be prepared, and I want you to
know I will be here to help in anyway I can."
Carol West thanked the Congressman for his
support over the past nine years on the McGriff
Pass dredging project. Cross City Correctional
Institute Warden David Farcas extended his
thanks to the Congressman as well and asked
that he keep an ear out for any potential growth
for the CRCCI facility. Farcas added that he has
enjoyed the great report that the institute has
with the local government as well.
Boyd stated, as always, he enjoyed his visit
to our little corner of the state. Coming from a
farming family himself, he has always had the
interest of the rural communities at heart and
able to relate to the special issues they face. If
you need to contact the Congressman, you can
do so by calling his office at (850) 561-3979.

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This past Tuesday, January
17, 2006, emergency crews
were called to an accident at
the intersection of US 19 and
SR 349 where a car had been
pinned-by logs from a turned
over log truck. While Dixie
EMS treated victims at the
scene Dixie Volunteer Fire
Fighters made sure the diesel
from the semi didn't ignite.
Dixie Sheriffs Officers, Cross
City Police and DOT officers
kept onlookers at bay and re-
directed traffic. It was a
frightful scene, but
miraculously, no one was
seriously injured.
According to a report filed
by Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper W.H. Sheheane,
Charlie Howard, 52, of
Trenton, FL was driving a
1994 Freightliner Semi Truck
in the northbound lane of US
19 when he failed to stop for a
red light at the intersection,
causing him to take evasive
action as his truck turned onto
SR 349. Jack J. Lathan, 78, of
Rockledge, FL; Kenneth R.
Yawn, 22 of Old Town, FL
and Jimmie R. Connell, 80 of
Old Town, Fl, were all stopped
in the left turn lane on SR 349,
waiting for the light to change
when the semi made the turn.
As the semi made the turn,
his load of logs collided with
the left rear of Lathan's pickup
truck and spilled onto the roof
of Yawn's Dodge car. The cab
of the semi hit the left front
side of Connell's Ford pickup
before landing on its side.
Yawn was helped out of his
crushed car by another driver
who barely missed being hit,
"Wild Bill".
Traffic was re-directed for
more than five '; :_.,'the
debris from thie log truck and
car was removed. All drivers
were treated at the scene by
Dixie EMS, with Yawn being
the only one with minor
injuries to his elbow.
Howard was charged with
Violation of Traffic Control
Device (Red Light).

Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM
January 19, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, January 19, 2006, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting, in the
County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida.
I Call to order
2 Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
3 Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting of January 5, 2006
Ordinance, regarding a bill to be entitled An Act Relating to Impact Fees providing
a short title: for intent and purpose; for authority; for rules of construction; for
definitions; for adoption of impact fee study; for imposition of impact fees; for
computation of the amount of impact fees; for payment of fees; for special revenue
funds; for use and collection of funds; for refunds of fees paid; for exemptions,
credits and deferrals; for annual adjustment of fees and review of schedules; for
appeals; for penalty; for effective date.
Day Program @ Old Town Elementary School
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 Jerry Martin, Deputy Chief of Emergency Services
II 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 Chad Allen Reed, Clerk-Auditor
16 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
17 Joey Lander, County Attorney
18 County Commission Items
19 Vouchers approved
20 Adjourn
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 Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
/s/John L. Driggers, Chairman
/s/Chad Allen Reed, Clerk
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Member, meaning they must
have an account with
Steinhatchee Water.
Applications are available at
the Steinhatchee Water
Association offices on First
Ave, S.E. in Steinhatchee. For
further information contact
Rex Dunn at 352-498-3576.
The Board meets the 4th
Monday of each month at the
Steinhatchee 'Community
Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The public is welcome to

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from 1:00 2:00 PM.
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Miller & Butler

Announce Engagement

Jeremy David Butler & Carmen Suzanne Miller
Dean & Tammy Miller and James & Carla Butler are proud to
announce the engagement of their children
Carmen Suzanne Miller
Jeremy David Butler
Carmen is the granddaughter of Irene Matthews and the late
Chuck Miller, Dean Roberts and Annie Tanner of Chambersburg,
Jeremy is the grandson of Daniel Edward Butler and the late
Margaret Butler of Horseshoe Beach, FL and the late Carl & Mary
Hill of Royaloak, MI.
The wedding is planned for June 17, 2006.

The Word Made

God's Sabbath
Continued from last week. I, the
son of man, say there is a beautiful
clue given us in Hebrews 6:5 about
what will take place in this age.
"For it is impossible for those who
were once enlightened, and have
tasted of the heavenly gift, and
were made partakers of the Holy
Ghost, And have tasted the good
word of God, and the powers of the
age to come,..." (llehlews 6:'1-5)
Jesus spent much time healing
people on the Sabbath. The Scribes
and Pharisees thought he had plenty
of time on the other six says to do
His work. What is Jesus saying to
us in the way that He seemed to
always be breaking their rules?
Why did He work on the Sabbath'?
I, the son of man, say remember
that God rested on the Sabbath,
while the man he created ruled and
did the necessary work to care for
the creation God had put under his
dominion. "The Sabbath is made
for man." And remember that this
Sabbath is a 1,000-year day, and
that we are His many-membered
man. God is telling us through the
life and works of Jesus that this
1,000-year will be very busy, and
very fruitful. Jesus went to
Jerusalem and there by the sheep
market was a pool called Bethesda,
the place of five porches. Chapter 5
of the Gospel of Jon, ,.ves us a
beautiful story of the healing of a
cripple. It took' place on the
Sabbath day, the 7" day of the
week. So there will be cripples
healed in the "7b' day" by those
sons who have been caught up to
God's throne. Those who have
been unable to walk out the truths
of the Gospel during the age of
grace will come into contact with
real sonship and will "take up their
beds and walk." This is part of the
program for this age.' I, the son of
man, say this man could see fine.
He could even see Jesus when He
came. But, he couldn't walk. This
world is full of people who can sec
the truths of the gospel; some even
have some deep revelations. But
they can't walk in that which they
see. They seec the truth of victory
.over sin, victory over sickness and
death. But, they still all get sick
and dic. But, in the "7th day" of this
age, this will be corrected. People
will be made to walk, to be strong.
After 38 years as a cripple, the man
was strong enough to carry his bed.
Then' he ran into religious
difficulty. The Jews said to him, "It
is the Sabbath day, it is not lawful
for thee to carry thy bed." I, the
son of man, say in other words;
according to their doctrine, nothing
like this is going to happen in the
1,000-year millennium. Continued
next week.
Let Us

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
The day of' the Lord is not a twenty-four hour day, and it is not
Saturday or Sunday or any calendar day of the week. The day of the Lord
will be a people, God's army.
Joel 2:1-11 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my
holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the
Lord cometh, for it is night at hand; a day of darkness and o" gloominess,
a day of' clouds and of' thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the
mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like,
neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A
fire devoureth belbre them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is
as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness;
yea, and nothing shall exape them. The appearance of them is as the
appearance of horses; and as horseman, so shall they run. Like the noise of
chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame
of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather
blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like
men of war: and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall
not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon
the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the
windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall
tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw
their shining: and the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his
camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of
the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Joel's prophecy is the sound of a trumpet all the way through. It may
take a few weeks to help you understand that the day of the Lord is a
people, so please follow closely.
Ephesians 1:9, 10 Having made known unto us the mystery (secret) of
His will (plan and purpose), according to his good pleasure (merciful
intentions) which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of
the fullness of times (climax of the ages) he might gather together (unify
all things) in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which
are on earth; even in him:
Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward (into) us in all
wisdom and prudence;
All of the riches of God's grace abound not just towards us, but into
us, until we arc filled with all wisdom of His purpose.
I Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even
the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory;

Revival With Bill Cloud
Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries of Cleveland, Tennessee
will be ministering at Wind of the Spirit in Old Town, Florida
February 2-5. Thursday-Saturday services will begin at 7:30.
Sunday services will be at 10:30 and 6:00.
Bill Cloud has served as Chief Researcher and Associate with
Perry Stone and is a featured speaker at the International Prophecy
Conference held in Tampa, Florida along with Hal Lindsay, Zola
Levitt and Grant Jeffrey.
Bill Cloud through Shoreshim Ministries has sought to
reintroduce Christians to our Jewish roots of our faith as well as
Endtime events. We are extremely blessed to have this Minister
come to our area. If you need further information, please call
Pastors Theadus and Benita Corbin at 498-0499.
Remember Thursday-Sunday, February 2-5. Wind of the Spirit
Outreach in Old Town, located in the tan building behind the
NAPA store. Come and be blessed.

Agape' Christian Center
I River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
"Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship 10A & 6P & Children's Church 10:30A
Mon. 7:OOP Bible Study -Wed. 7:OOP Mid-Week Service
Spanish Worship Service Sun. 2PM
Pastor J. D. Clark (352) 210-0105

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

Central Baptist Church
Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Invites You To Worship With Us
'A church where everybodyis somebody & Christis Lord" .
Sunday School 1OA o- Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor David B. Downing (352) 498-0714

Cross City Church of Christ
5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
Bible Study 10:OOA
Morning Worship 11 :OOA
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7P
Minister Bill Ross (352) 339-5864

Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
"Proclaiming The Full Gospel ForAll People"
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A. Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor (352) 498-3280
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 11A
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
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 352) 498-3366

Stockton Publishes Second

Children's Book
Hurray! Lucille Stockton is blessed to have her second
children's book published this past December 27, 2005. "The
Hallo, Mallo, & Tallo", subtitle "The Ostracized Ostrich
Last week, Mrs. Stockton read her new book to a group of
enthusiast pre-schoolers at the Dixie County Public Library.
It can be purchased online at, also at
bookstores, ISBN #1-932077-34-0, or call 1-866-688-2665 or
locally at 498-7866.
This would be a great gift for all children!

Holy Cross


Church Pantry
Once a month, Holy Cross
Catholic Church in Cross City
open their pantry to those in
need of non-perishable food.
The following are the dates
the pantry will be open:
Tuesday February 7th
Tuesday March 7th
Tuesday April 1lth
Tuesday May 9th


IV Planning

All area youth leaders are
invited to join in a
planning/prayer session for the
soon coming GIRL TALK IV
retreat. The planning session
will be held on Monday night,
January 23, 2006 at First
Baptist Church of Cross City,
FL at 7:00 pm. Contact Nancy
Holifield at 352-498-3881 for
more information.


Bobby and Sherry Burnett,
founders of Love a Child and
Missionaries to Haiti, will
speak at Providence Ministries
Church at Otter Springs
January 22, 2006 at 7 pm.
For more information,
please call Trish at 352-463-

j First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
Shave orneattey mayhae lie, and have #tnm abundant.I Am sto
S. 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
B Pastor Mike Brown (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
Welcome To Gods House Wont You Come On In"
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
'Lihthouse On The Gut
Sunday School -10A' Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108

__ First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL (352) 498-0756
"Where God's Word Is Changing Lives"

Bible Study 10 a.m. Worship11 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 Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
... Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
I Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor- (352) 498-3420

L Church of Jesus Christ
Horseshoe Beach Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10AM
Worship Service 11AM 6PM
Fri.. 6PM "Food for the Body" (Dinnerbeore Service)
Fri.. 7PM "Food for the Soul"(BreaslngtheBreadofLfe)
Pastor Lester Osteen (352) 498-3440

Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
'A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A,Sunday unday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 7P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GAs & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

McCrabb Baptist Church-
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
Come Wh1b, With Us!
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207


Ladies you are invited to
participate in the soon coming
Bible study for Women:
"Reflecting His Glory."
Teacher and author, Nancy
Holifield, will lead the sessions
that will begin on Tuesday,
January 24th at noon. This ten-
week study is open to all the
women in the community.
Practical applications for living
the Christian life will be
featured in this study based on
Isaiah 60:1 "Arise, shine for
thy light is come."
Please prayerfully consider
how you can participate. Your
presence is requested and your
prayers are coveted for this
exciting time of fellowship and
Christian growth. A nursery
will be available.
Call the church office at
498-5107 for more

The difference between
genius and stupidity is
that genius has its limits.

New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is The Answer 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

Chavous Rd. Cross City, FL
Service Times:
Sunday 10:30 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Children's Church For All Ages
Wednesday 7:00 P.M.
Cecil Hysmith, Pastor- (352) 498-3178

Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"
Bible Study 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Archie Knowles -(352) 498-5535

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City
'Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus- H 498-3258, C 498-5674

Suwannee River Baptist Church
Old Town Next to Trugas
Come Grow With Us!
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
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 60
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837
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Mary Jo Bell
Mrs. Mary Jo Bell of Cross
City passed away Saturday,
January 14, 2005 at the Haven .. ..
Hospice of the Tri-Counties
after a long illness. She was
61. Mrs. Bell worked for the ,. '-"'
Sun Bank for 18 years in *
Orlando, Florida retiring as a
vice president. She then
moved to Englewood, Florida
where she worked as office
manager of her husbands'
construction business.
Originally from this area, she
moved back in 2000. She was
of the Baptist faith..
She is survived by her i
husband, Joe Bell of. Cross
City; son, Kevin Bell of :"
Englewood, FL; brothers,
Harry Wayne Mathis of Cross Maly Jo Bell
City and Andrew Elton Mathis of Englewood, FL and niece,
Andria Lee Mathis of Englewood, FL.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 16, 2006 at 2:00
pm at the. First Baptist Church of Cross City with Rev. Mike
Brown and Rev. Billy Robson officiating. Burial followed at
Butler Cemetery, Horseshoe Beach, Florida. A visitation was held
Sunday, January 15, 2006 between the hours of 5 and 7 pm at the
Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.
Esther Johanna Nigg
Esther Johanna Nigg of Old Town passed away Thursday,
January 12, 2006 at the Tri County Hospice Care Center in
Chiefland. She was 79 years old.
She is survived by daughters, Sharon Bridges (Johnny) of Old
Town, Debbie Porter of Ocala, FL and Toni Marie McAlee; son,
Roger Nigg of Baldwin, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her
son, Stevie Nigg.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City, FL, (352) 498-

Abundant Life & Living
By Lucille Stockton
Save the Children; and we save
the world.
Senator Hillary Clinton stated;
and I quote (It takes a village to
raise a child) I appeal to parents,
relatives, friends and neighbors: "
Let's not look for the justice
system, institutions, schools and
family services to protect, teach
and train our children; loyalty,
respect, honesty, safety and
morality. We appreciate all their help and we need it.
We are losing our children at an alarming rate, it's
frightening. Some of us are not biological parents, that doesn't
excuse us from the neighborhood watch: We are our brothers
keeper. Together we will be a strong force. We need each other.
Charity begins at home. Parents our children are depending on
us for their protection, trust and security. God created us to be
his helpers, we cannot live life to its fullest, selfish and
complacent. We are required in our abundant living to love
unconditionally, live fully, forgive completely and help where
needed. An unloved child becomes shy and insecure. A child
that is abused is hostile and has low self-esteem. A child that
sees his/her's parents fight, lose faith in humanity. We are their
roll models.

"Love Life & Live It"

Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all
the beautiful flowers, food, cards, phone calls, visits and especially
your prayers during the loss of our loved one Dorothy Hammond.
Special thanks to the Cross City Rehab staff and nurses. Words
can't express the excellent care and love she received during her
stay there. Thanks again for everything, you are the best.
Also a special thank you to Tri-County Hospice-for being there
for us and making her last days comfortable. Thanks to Rick
Gooding for the beautiful service and Rev. Bobby Lindsey and
Rev. Curtis Hall.
The family of Dorothy S. Hammond

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Women of all ages are invited to join
Bible study leader,
SNancy Holifield in this study y

S practical applications for living the
Christian life will be featured in this study
based on Isaiah 60:1 .
"Arise, shine for thy light is come."

A nursery will be available.
Call the church office for more
Information at 498-5107


(age 50+ Gang)

S"Valentine Party"
Thursday, February 2, 2006
S10:30 A. M.
First Baptist Church
Cross City, Florida

Participants are asked to bring a covered dish
for the lunch table. The Church will provide the
meat, bread & beverage. Call (352) 498-5107 or
(352) 498-3881 for more information.

Please Come Join The Fun!!!

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Calvary Temple News
What can we expect in the coming days? Pastor Hurst's latest
book deals exactly with this subject. God will not deal with "the
world" and "the church" in the same way. Two vastly different
moves are shaping up. Things will occur that will appear
"suddenly." Book title: "What to Expect in the Coming Days?"
Visit our website at
Special Women's Ministry Meeting this coming Saturday,,'
January 21s" beginning at 7:00 pm with Pastor Debra Cormellas.
All ladies invited! Fellowship follows. Pastor Debra will also be
with us Sunday morning in the main service at 10:30 am.
Men's Fellowship Saturday, January 21st beginning at 8:30 am.
All men invited! We will begin a "New Believers Training Class"
in February. This class will take us week by week through the
basics of the Christian faith. It will better equip the believer in
sharing their faith. This will be a thirteen-week class to be held on
Sunday evenings.
Join us daily Monday-Friday on 91.5 FM for our radio
program. 9:25 am & 5:30 pm. Every message over the next month
will be a message of exhortation and encouragement. Do you need
to be encouraged? Then tune in daily for a daily gos-pill that will
pick you up.
Kid's Church (ages 3-12) is doing great. 2006 will place much
more emphasis on this area. Willie George curriculum is used in
this ministry. The next thirteen lessons emphasize the need of the
Holy Spirit in our lives.
Calvary is growing steadily with new faces it seems each week.
Our desire is to not only grow numerically but more importantly
spiritually. Emphasis in 2006 will be recognizing the gifts among
us, equipping for ministry in the area of interest and employing
into active ministry. We invite YOU to come and grow with us!

Special Women's Ministry
All area ladies are invited to this special service to be held at
Calvary Temple Assembly of God on Saturday, January 21st
beginning at 7:00 pm. Special guest speaker will be Pastor Debra
Cormellas. Debra has served in the ministry since 1982. She is a
worship leader as well as a minister.
Debra is a graduate of Christ For The Nations and has also
served in the mission field. When Marion and I first met this lady
all we knew about her was that she was "extremely" anointed, of
the Lord. It was only "after" we had scheduled this service that,we
learned of her great accomplishments. Please make plans to attend.
Fellowship will follow the service!

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with V

Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries of Cleveland,TN will be
ministering at the Wind of the Spirit in Old Town, FL .
SThurs. Sat. 7:30PM Sunday Services I 0:30AM & 6:00PM T

A Bill Cloud has served as chief researcher.and associate with :
A Perry Stone and is a featured speaker at the :
International Prophecy Conference held in Tampa, FL, A
along with Hal Lindsay, Zola Levitt and Grant Jeffrey.

He.has sought to reintroduce Christians to their Jewish roots of
their faith, as well as endtine events. We are extremely blessed
A to have this minister come to our area.
A If you need additional information, please call
I Pastors Theadus & Benita Corbin at (352) 498-0499. ,
i Located in the tan building behind the NAPA Store in Old Town
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Lydia Baptist Church had a great time
in a revival meeting with Brother Carroll
Roberson last week. We saw people saved,
filled with the Holy Spirit, and many
changed lives. Revival fires are burning,
and our desire is that they will become
hotter and brighter.

You can be part of this movement of God
this Sunday, January 22 by attending the
74th HOMECOMING of our church. All former
members, friends, relatives and anyone
interested in worshipping God in spirit
and in truth is welcome.

There will be dinner on the grounds, and
great singing afterwards.
The community is invited to share this time
of fellowship with a
warm God fearing church.

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Tymberlynn Watson
Congratulations to Tymberlynn Watson for being crowned the
Moonbeam Little Miss Christmas Angel in Bell December 9"'.
Tymberlynn was sponsored by her parents Danny and Debbie
Tymberlynn is 2 years old and she also was crowned in
October 2005 as the Baby Queen in the Williston Peanut Festival.
She also holds the title for A.E.S. Toddler Miss Valentine Pageant
in February 2005.
Tymberlynn is preparing to go to the state pageant "I Love
Florida" in February being held in Ocala, Fl.
Tymberlynn is the granddaughter of Roger and Shiela Watson
of Cross City, Linda Lester of High Springs and the great
granddaughter of Vida Faye Weeks of Suwannee, Fl.
Congratulations again "precious"
We love you,
Mama & Daddy

This side of 60... By Marie Snider

Our family began the year 2006 with a fun intergenerational
party. We had so much fun that the time flew by. All of a sudden
it was midnight, and 13-year-old Adam suggested that we watch
the ball drop in Times Square.
Unfortunately, I had tidied my living room so well that we
couldn't find the remote control.
Adam had a wonderful idea and I was very sad later that we
didn't watch, because Dick Clark had come back from his stroke
to face the world again. Clark, who had a devastating stroke a
year ago, had counted down the seconds until the ball .dropped.
And I missed it.
According to news reports, Clark began by saying "Last year I
had a stroke... I had to teach myself how to walk and talk again.
It's been a long, hard fight. My speech is not perfect but I'm
getting there."
My friends at the pool said they could understand everything
he said. No one knew the hours of speech therapy and exercise it
took for him to come back. And also, the many hours of hard
work that still lay ahead of him.
No matter, Clark was jubilant for one night at the beginning
of 2006!
He said, "I wouldn't have missed this for the world." And after
the show, he and five or six 'of his friends went out for
hamburgers to celebrate.
Diane Mulligan-Fairfield of the National Stroke Association
called Clark a "hero" for appearing on television after his stroke.
And stroke survivors everywhere found it very encouraging.
Among those survivors was Dr. Warren Braun, who said "Dick
Clark is an inspiration to all stroke victims."
Braun had a massive stroke nine years ago. He says, "As part
of my therapy to learn to speak I had to use a computer program.
So I had to learn how to use the computer for the first time. After
learning that, I wrote my first book on the computer within
about six months from my stroke. I can't use my right hand so
when I write my books I type using one finger on my left hand."
With that one finger, he has since written 24 books and his
25th book will be published soon.
Braun's first book after his stroke was simply titled "Stroke."
Since, he has written on every imaginable topic, from golf (which
he can no longer play) to a book titled, "On the Way to Successful
Employee Stock Ownership."
As a successful entrepreneur and inventor over the past few
decades, Braun developed a company that provided technological
support and engineering expertise for the emerging cable
television industry. Later he turned ownership of his company
over to the workers by establishing an early Employees Stock
."I believe in people," he says. "I've always believed in people.
People are more important than money."
Braun still writes with optimism and humor, in spite of having
had a stroke and being the caretaker of his wife, who has
As we get older, many of us can expect some handicaps -
knee or hip replacements, restrictions because of heart problems,
Parkinson's, loss of hearing, broken bones.
But next time you feel sorry for yourself, remember what
Warren Braun did with one finger, and don't let your handicaps
stop you.
Copyright 2006 Marie Snider
Marie Snider is an award-winning healthcare writer and
syndicated columnist. Write Marie Snider at
or visit her website at

Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended January 12, 2006
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,807 compared
to last week 6,218 and 10,066 a year ago. According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to last week,
Slauglhter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers and heifers were 1.00
tp 3.00 higher.
Feeder Steers: 200-300 lbs $ 175 -225
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2 300-400 lbs. $ 126- 170

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

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

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

750-1200 lbs

1000-2100 lbs.

$ 110- 144
$ 127-200
$ 110- 145
$ 102- 125

$ 40-46

$ 52-65
$ n/a

^ )h 7iFly Lady

/I: By Maria Cilley
What is
in a shiny sink? by
"The FlyLady"
.a. .t aWhen you first come to you are
shocked to hear what your initial habit is! "Go
shine my sink??? How is that going to help me
get my whole house in order?"
Right now you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed and I promise
this is going to help you get out of the CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over
Syndrome) that you have been living in for such a long time. It all starts
with that shining sink.
When I set out to get my act together in 1999, I1 didn't know where to
start either. This is why I just picked my sink. I was tired of beating
myself up over the way I kept our home looking. At this point I knew
what I had been doing would not work for very long. It was because I
would go gung ho for a week or two then I would crash and burn. There
is no rhythm to my method. I was forcing myself to adhere to a new set
of rules and I felt so confined by the sheer number of them. I knew the
system I had always used was not going to work again. This is when I
started to rethink how I treated myself and guilt trips I would force on
me. These were not working and I was so beaten down.
Right then and there I decided I would be nice to me by only
requiring that I do one small thing each day. I needed to establish a habit.
I had plenty of habits but they were not effective ones for taking care of
me or our home. I picked keeping my sink clean and shiny for a whole
month. It was just that simple! -
What is in that shiny sink anyway? When you walls into you kitchen
in morning and you are confronted with yesterday's dirty dishes; you just
want to go crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head. Along
with these dishes are hurtful feelings because no one is helping you. Not
only do you have to get these out of way to start another meal but you are
beating yourself up because you let them go. That nasty water is just a
reflection of how you feel when you face a sink full of yesterday's dirty
Now on the other hand, when you are greeted with a shiny sink, all
these bad feelings are gone and for the first time you can see a reflection
of you. This is why I named my book Sink Reflections. That shiny sink
brings a smile to your face. You deserve to smile. The guilt has vanished
because you are standing in a kitchen with no roadblocks to begin your
day. That is a great feeling and that is what a brand new day is all about!
The goal is to keep that sink clean and shiny for a month. If we miss
a day; we just jump back in and don't beat ourselves up over it. We know
that it will only take a minute to get it back to its shiny self. When you
are shining your sink you are really just putting a little shine to your day
and a smile on your face.
That shiny sink is contagious to the rest of the kitchen; just like your
happiness and sadness is infectious to your family. The dishwasher has to
be emptied because you need a place to put the dirty dishes. That dirty
dish disposal unit helps to clear off your counter tops; when a sink is that
shiny the counters just have to be cleaned too. Then comes the stove.
Now the point of your habit was just to keep the sink clean and shiny but
that shine is working its way around the heart of your home! The best
part is that shiny sink is giving you confidence that you can do something
and stick with it. Your shiny sink is a reflection of you! Enjoy the process
and go shine your sink!
For more help getting rid of your CHAOS; check out her website and
join her free mentoring group at or her book,
Sink Reflections published by Bantam. Copyright 2006 Maria Cilley
Used by permission in this publication.

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opted for staying inside with the AC and leave the yard work for later?
January is a great time for planning your garden and landscaping.
Pick up a book, magazine, turn on HGTV, click on the internet or go
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January is a good month to check/recheck your frost sensitive plants
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to pile up the mulch right up against the main trunk as it may cause
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Dixie County Property Appraiser
Certified Florida Appraiser
P.O. Box 260 Cross City, Florida 32628 Phone (352) 498-1212
Filing Period For Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st


FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by MARCH
1, 2005 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. In order to
qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2006.
2. Reside on the property as of January 1, 2006.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of January 1,
2006. You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraisers Office.

Bill or something showing the legal description of the property
on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Florida
Driver s License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voters
Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a U.S. Citizen,
bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If
filing on a mobile home you need to bring titles) or
registrations) to mobile home.

Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2005 Will Automatically Be
Renewed for 2006.

It is no longer necessary to sign
and return a renewal card.

If filing for the first time, you must
come to the
Property Appraiser s Office.

EXEMPTION A disabled veteran who has 10% or (GREENBELT) FILINGS
Any widow/widower who is a permanent more war time disability is entitled to an
Florida resident may claim this exemption. additional $5000.00 beyond Homestead All owners or lessees of agricultural lands
If the widow/widower remarries, she/he is Exemption. A "V.A." letter must who desire agricultural classifications for
no longer eligible and if the, husband and accompany application, or other tax purposes on their property must file an
wife were divorced before his/her death, acceptable record of disability. agricultural application with the Appraiser
the woman is not considered a widow, nor Veterans who are totally and between January 1st and March 1st.
the man a widower. If filing for the first permanently disabled as a result of
the man a widower. If filing for thefirst certain service connected disabilities
time, please present a Death Certificate or should contact the Appraiser s Office for
other proof of your widow/widower status, determination of other special benefits.

Every Florida resident who, Is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, present
proof of the total and permanent disability by obtaining certificates
from two licensed physicians of the state who are professionally
unrelated. Residency must be as of January 1, 2006. Quadriplegics
should contact the Appraiser s Office for special benefit information. If
blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an income limitation per
year, including Social Security, contact the Appraisers Office for
determination of other special benefits. Disability forms are available
at the Appraiser s Office.

Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no later than April 1st
. Failure to file a return will result in a penalty and an assessment will
be made as provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and fixtures, machinery
and equipment, household goods, and personal effects. (Florida
residents are exempt from the tax on household goods and personal
effects in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and qualified
non-profit organizations eligible as such exemption is March 1st. All
others must file by April 1st.

Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine their residency status.
If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, residence documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way. The office is located in the
Dixie County Courthouse.
J. Hal Chewning, Jr. Dixie County Property Appraiser

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Buddy Martin's
Being No. 2: Burden or honor?
GAINESVILLE --- It's remarkably prestigious to be
ranked No. 2 in the country behind Duke, but when you know in
your heart you and your basketball team don't really
deserve to be there, the pressure can be intense._ The
Florida Gators, picked in a writers' poll to finish fifth
in the EC East, beat Auburn Saturday night, 69-57, to
go 16-0 and maintain their high standing.
Privately, Billy Donovan tells friends '
that his Gators haven't really beaten a quality '...
opponents and isn't worth of a Top 10 ranking and
probably deserve to be ranked somewhere in the
middle of the second 10. However, these Gators have
balance in scoring, strong passing skills, tenacious
defense and good rebounding. The three-point
shooting of Taurean Green, Corey Brewer and Lee
Humphrey, plus the depth in the paint with Joakim Noah, Adrian
Moss, Al Horford and Chris Richards, give Donovan plenty of
talent. And they all play hard. Most of all, Donovan reveres the
unselfishness of this team. "We aren't the most talented team or
the most experienced, but our guys fight and claw, which is why
we are where we are," he said. How far can they go? Well, right
now they appear headed to at least the first round of the NCAA.
With 13 games remaining after Auburn, it would take a total
collapse for the Gators not to be invited to the Big Dance.
'Small town boy' comes home
PUNTA GORDA -- Burton Lawless has fond
memories of growing up in Punta Gorda, but last week wasn't a
happy occasion for his return to Charlotte County.
The self-professed "small town boy" came back to
bury his father Thursday. James Burton Lawless, former coach,
teacher and administrator, died Dec. 7 in Waco, Texas at 86.
"I was lucky to have him for 50 years," said Burton.
"He was a great father. He taught us to have faith in the Lord and I
know he's in heaven right now."
Growing up and watching his dad go from being a
coach and teacher, then administrator and superintendent, Burton
eventually became a world class football player and his talent took
him all the way to the big time and the bright lights.
Lawless became a star player for Charlotte High and
signed a scholarship with the Florida Gators, where he was an All-.
American and a member of the Team of the Century in 1999.
After being drafted in the second round, Lawless immediately
started at center for the Dallas Cowboys and played five years. He
eventually also played for the Detroit Lions in 1980 and Miami
Dolphins in 1981. He was about to report to the Chicago Bears
when his career was ended by a freak tractor accident in which he
broke his back.
Though he lives in Waco, Texas, Burton's roots are
still very much in Charlotte.
As a young boy, having just relocated from South
Alabama, he found his first football hero in nearby Arcadia,
playing for DeSoto High.
Years later, Lawless returned to Gainesville and got

Fast Pitch

'Softball Tryouts
The Gainesville Warrior's
Fastpitch Softball Organization
will be holding tryouts for the
spring/summer season on
Sunday, January 15th at 2:00
pm, and again on Sunday,
January 29th at 2:00 pm. Age
groups are 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U,
16U and 18U.
Location for both days is at
the Alachua Recreation Center
Softball Fields in Alachua,
Florida. For more information
please 'call Coach Robert
Atwood at (352) 246-6905
cellular phone or (352) 377-
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to spend time with Jim Yarbrough from DeSoto County, the big
tight end who played for Ray Graves at Florida in the late 1960s.
"I really looked up to Jim," Lawless recalled.
As members of Florida's Team of the Century picked in
1999, Lawless and Yarborough rode on a float together in
"We had a great time, just being
two small town boys," said Lawless, himself an
All-American offensive lineman. "Jim
Yarbrough what a great guy!"
Next to his late father, the man he
admires the most is Tom Landry, for whom he
played in Dallas.
"I live in Texas," said Lawless,
"and people say to me all the time, 'You played
for the Cowboys when they were really the
Cowboys Tom Landry was coach.'Coach
Landry was a great man and a great Christian."
Even though it has been 25 years since he played in the
NFL, Burton Lawless is still one of the biggest sports stars in
Southwest Florida. He and his late father have left quite a legacy
behind for others to emulate.
Quick Jump Starts
1. ABC and ESPN dropping out of TV golf is a sign that the
golden goose is ailing too much golf, too much money and not
enough players supporting all 50 of the events.
2. Talk about your odd situations: Former Gator player Mike
Mularkey resigns unexpectedly as Buffalo's head coach, just a
few days after 80-year-old Mary Levy was hired as president, but
owner Ralph Wilson says Levy would not be a candidate as the
Bills' next head coach.
3. Good for Mack Brown, proving nice guys can finish first,
claiming that he's happier about winning the national title for the
people of Texas than he was for himself.
4. I don't know how they measure this stuff, but the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution says Florida has moved ahead with the No. I
recruiting class in college football.
5. Welcome to one of my former Denver media home boys,
Blake Olson of KUSA-TV and KWGN-TV, now the new
executive director of the American Cancer Society unit for
Charlotte County, Clewiston and LaBelle.
Buddy's E-mail Bag
Buddy: I can't remember a year when only one
Florida team -- college or pro -- won a post-season football game
can you? Go Gators!
David Baird. Punta Gorda
DAVID: Astute observation, David. Neither can I -
at least not since we've had three NFL clubs and the Big Three of
Florida college teams.
Signs. T-Shirts or Bumper Stickers
1. Your only hope is the lottery.
2. *61. *Steroid free.
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Basketball Schedule
Thursday Jan 19 Creekside 5:00 HOME
Monday Jan 23 Trenton 4:00 HOME,
Thursday Jan 26 Bronson 5:30 Away

Ruth Rains Middle School
2006 Ranger Basketball Schedule
Jan. 19 Ft. White Girls 5pm Boys 6pm HOME
Jan. 24, 26 & 27 SMAC Tournament Games
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01/31/06 A Bell 6:00 7:30
02/03/06 H Trenton 6:00 7:30
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Cross City Airboat Fishing

Trip Feb. 17th'18th
The Women In The Outdoors (WITO) is holding an airboa
fishing trip on February 17th and The event will start or
Friday night, February 17th at 6:00 pm, at the Trail Riders Club.
Friday night will be for anyone who would like to come.
We will have a silent auction on wonderful WITO items.
There will be raffles, games and good food. On Saturday morning
starting at 7:00 am, ladies only will be loading themselves and
their fishing gear on to an airboat for a day of wonderful saltwater
The cost for these events are $35.00 for the women. This wil
include dinner at the social on Friday night, a light breakfast and
lunch on Saturday and a day of fishing. This also includes one-
year subscription to The Women In The Outdoors magazine and on
year membership in the Women In The Outdoors program.
The cost on Friday night is $8.00 for adults, and $5.00 for
children. Friday night is open to anyone who would like to come
and see what the WITO/NWTF is all about and bid on some great
items. Saturday is for the ladies that has paid their registration fee.
Ladies if you would like to join one of the fastest non-profit
conservation'organizations in the world, call Marie Hunt at (352)
542-7917 or (352)578-4042 for more information and for youi
registration form.


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n Banquet For Wild
g Help support wild turkey
conservation and have a great
r time by attending the Hunting
Heritage Super Fund Auction
and Dinner, hosted by the
Heart of Dixie Purrs & Spurs.
Chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation. This event
will be held February 9, 2006
r at Ruth Rains Middle School
in Cross City. The doors open
at 5:00 p.m., so you can enjoy
social hour before you' sit
down for a delicious meal.
All ticket holders will be
eligible to win valuable prizes
exclusive to NWTF events.
Place the highest bid and you
could go home with sporting
art, hunting guns, knives, calls,
outdoor equipment and more.
Your ticket to fun at the
Heart of Dixie Purrs & Spurs
Chapter's Annual Hunting
Heritage Supper banquet is
only $40.00. Your membership
will help the NWTF support
wildlife management on
public, private and corporate
lands and preserve hunting as a
traditional North American
) In 1973, when the NWTF
was founded, there were an
estimated 1.3 million wild
turkeys and 1.5 million turkey
hunters. Thanks to the work of
wildlife agencies and ;the
NWTF's many volunteers and
partners, today there are nearly
7 million wild turkeys, and
almost 3 million turkey
hunters. Since 1985, the
NWTF and its cooperators
have spent more than i,2'12
million upholding hunting
traditions and conserving more
than 9 million acres of wildlife
If you want to join the
nation's fastest growing and
most progressive single
species conservation
organization today, reserve
your tickets today by calling
Phillip Bryan at 352-498-0816
or 578-4048. Or you may call
Carl Bryan at 498-7107,
Vernon Bryan at 498-5740.
You can also contact Doyle
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Florida NRCS Announces Signup
Cutoff Date For Two Key
Farm Bill Programs
.State Conservationist Niles Glasgow with USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced February 15,
2006 as the cutoff date for two Farm Bill conservation programs.
All applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP) and. the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) will
be accepted until close of business on February 15, 2006.
EQUIP and WHIP offer financial and technical assistance to
install structural and management practices on eligible non-federal
lands to address natural resource concerns and wildlife habitat
restoration. Conservation treatment activities for EQIP and WHIP
are carried out in accordance to a conservation plan that is
developed with the landowner or manager.
State-wide priorities for EQIP include erosion control, water
quality, animal/plant health and confined livestock operations.
Priorities for WHIP include habitat restoration on scrubby
flatwoods, pine rocklands, topical hammocks, and native
grasslands for bobwhite quail. Individual county priorities may
vary slightly due to locally established objectives.
For additional details on these Farm Bill programs and for,
specific eligibility requirements to participate, contact your local
NRCS Office, listed under the United States Department of
Agriculture in most telephone books.

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Trenton Area
Pets Go Online
Catahoula United Rescue
Society, Trenton, recently
started listing homeless pets on, the oldest and
largest database of -adoptable
animals on the Internet. The
site currently has over 200,000
homeless pets listed, and it is
updated continuously.
Betsy Saul, president and
co-founder of Petfinder, said
"Residents of the area will now
be able to look at pets from the
comfort of home. Those same
pets, though, will also be
presented to a much greater
pool of potential adopters
outside their own community." was created
in early 1996 as a grassroots
project by Jared and Betsy
Saul to end the euthanasia of
adoptable pets. Last year the
site helped 1.5 million pets
find new families, making it
the most life-saving initiative
in animal welfare.
Purina is the Web site's
premier sponsor. Other
exclusive sponsors are
BISSELL Homecare, Inc. a
manufacturer of home cleaning
and floor care products,
PETCO, a national pet supply
retailer that sponsors in-store
adoptions and provides coupon
books for new adopters, and
Merial, maker of the number
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According to the National Center of Health Statistics 62% of
women over the age of 20 in America are overweight.
The Census Bureau says the U.S. population will hit 300
million this October.
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are officially engaged.
"Sabrina the Teenage Witch" is now "Melissa the almost-30
mom." Melissa Joan Hart and her husband have welcomed their
first baby into the world, a boy, Mason Walter Wilkerson.
"Baywatch" star David Hassellhoff has filed for divorce from
his wife of 16 years.
Emninem has applied for a marriage license so he and ex-wife
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NBC is planning 416 hours of Olympics coverage next month.
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One of the tabloids claims that Jennifer Aniston has spent a lot
of time on the phone with Gwyneth Paltrow... discussing their
mutual ex, Brad Pitt.
Sarasota, FL, which recently imposed a no-camping ban, is the
meanest city in the nation toward the homeless, according to a
national advocacy organization. Lawrence, KS, was ranked second
meanest, and Little Rock, AR, third. Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas
and Houston were also among the top ten.
Due to a shortage of tomatoes after the Florida hurricanes last
summer and fall, Wendy's says tomatoes are available by special
request only.
When it comes to acquiring wealth, 21% of Americans say the
best way to do that is not to save, but rather to win the lottery. 11%
point to an inheritance as the best way to get rich, while 3% favor a
big insurance settlement, according to a survey by the Consumer
Federation of America and the Financial Planning Association.
Veggie lover Pamela Anderson is leading a charge to remove a
bust of KFC founder Colonel Sanders from Kentucky's state
Former "General Hospital" actress Kari Wuhrer is suing. ABC-
TV saying her character was written out of the soap and she was
fired for becoming pregnant. She wants $3 million in damages.
Beyonce Knowles is getting closer to marrying longtime
boyfriend Jay-Z. The former Destiny's. Child star tells
Cosmopolitan that she has become a big fan of marriage after
watching how happy her 19-year-old sister is since exchanging
vows and starting a family. (
Men's Fitness reports that Chicago has overtaken Houston as
the fattest city in the U.S., followed by Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Long Beach, El Paso, Kansas City and
Mesa, AZ.

A close network of friends and relatives is better for your
health than being rich, says a new study. Happiness is a key to
good health. "Individuals usually get richer during their lifetimes
but not happier," says Dr. Tony Delamothe, of the British medical
Journal. Research from 44 countries found family life was the
greatest source of satisfaction, and spending more time with loved
ones increased it. (The National Enquirer)
A large dose of vitamin D: can halve the risk of developing
cancer, according to a new study. Cancer expert Professor Cedric
Garland, of the University of California, San Diego, says the
equivalent of three or four servings of oily fish a day in addition to
eggs, milk and cod liver oil could save millions of lives. "The'
incidence of colon, breast and ovarian cancer can be reduced
dramatically by increasing the intake of vitamin D," he said. (The
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Come on, admit it. You watch them too. You know what I'm
talking about. Those old 60s television shows on Nickelodeon. I
do too. They were simple and hokey and full of traditional
American values. That, of course, is exactly why we love them,
even now, nearly 40 years later. My favorite? Well, it's hard to
pick, but if I were forced, I guess it would be "Leave it to Beaver."
That simple little show starring Hugh Beaumont, Barbara
Billingsley, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers as The Beaver.
It first aired October 4, 1957 and it was the first family sitcom
that dealt with life from a kid's point of view. To many fans, it
was the ultimate portrayal of life in suburban America in the 50s.
It was a time of change and movement in this country. As more
families joined the baby boom, sitcoms featuring young families
came into their own. Danny Thomas, "Father Knows Best," "The
Donna Reed Show," "The Real McCoys," they were all part of the
growing and changing tastes of post-World War II America.
And here it is 40 years after the last "Leave it to Beaver"
episode aired, and it's still on Nick at Night every night! Amazing
isn't it, that a show's popularity would last that long? And here's a
little tidbit that I'll bet you didn't know. When the show was new,
from 1957 to 1963, it never once cracked into the top 25 in the
ratings. That's right, it was only considered by the networks to be
a mediocre show. But its longevity has been unbelievable.
And there may be a few things about the cast that surprise you
too. Jerry Mathers began his career, not as Beaver, but as a pin-up
boy. Yeah! He was a featured model on a department store's
Christmas calendar. Tony Dow never wanted to be an actor at all.
He only went to the audition to give a friend, who was about to
chicken out, some encouragement. And he wound up with the
part. He didn't want it, and had to be sold on the idea. Barbara
Billingsley, you know, the perfect mom? Well, before Beaver, she
was known in Hollywood as the B-picture queen. She had
appeared in more than 100 detective stories and TV dramas. She
Swas actually picked to be June Cleaver because the producers felt
sorry for her. In real life her husband had just died and she was
But probably the one thing that we all remember about the
show is the solid, honest, caring advice that Ward gave the boys.
The show always had a moral and a message usually delivered by
Hugh Beaumont. And did you know that was no accident. Not
because it was popular or the public demanded it, but because
Hugh demanded it. That somewhat pious act, well that was no act.
You see, It's a Little Known Fact that Hugh Beaumont had a great
deal to do with the morality of "Leave it to Beaver," because in
real life Hugh was a Methodist minister. And he knew how much
Influence a show like that could have on America's youth. It still
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Shamrock Lodge #268 Free &

Accepted Masons Install New Officers

From left to right: Brother Edd Lewis.....Tyler, Brother John Long.....Secretary, Brother Ernest
Glidden.....Senior Deacon, Brother Dennis Gates.....Junior Warden, Brother Fred Koberlein .....Senior
Warden, Brother Lester Flaherty..... Worshipful Master. Not pictured: R. W. Ralph Tyre.....Marshall, Brother
Norman Jester.....Senior Stewart

Legion Family, Tri-county Veterans:
Tonight (Thursday) we will be having a joint meeting of the
legion and auxiliary at the post home at 7 PM. We will be
planning activities for the coming months. We really need
everyone to attend to give us your ideas. Our fund raisers are what
support our programs.
The post is desperately in need of a storage shed. At this time
we don't have the resources to purchase one. We need a donation
of a shed or a donation to be used explicably to purchase one.
Thanks for your help.
There will be a memorial service for Ken Daugherty, reporter
for the Levy County Journal. He was a strong supporter of
veterans. It will be on January 21, Saturday, at 1:00 PM at the
Chiefland VFW. Refreshments to follow. We would like to see a
large American Legion representation.
The Auxiliary is looking for new members. Please contact
Anne McKinney, (352)464-1459 or Miriam Stroupe, (352)486-
3872. We need your help and support.
The 4th district will be having its annual picnic on April 22; at
post 16 in Gainesville They will provide the main entr6e and cold
drinks, please bring a side dish or desert. More info, contact Phil
Hearlson, (352)307-8119.
Membership is the key to any organization. Please make sure
your membership is current or call Dean Williams, (386)454-8143
for info on eligibility to become a member.
Post elections are not that far away. If you would like to be an
officer, please contact Fred Evirs, (352)490-5020, the nominating
committee chairman.
Once again we ask that you pray for our troops, wherever they
may be, and keep all veterans in your prayers so we may remain
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY, Dean Williams, Adjutant

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ship, battle or conflict, but rather the individual whose service and
sacrifice is honored and celebrated. The heart of the U.S. Navy
Memorial is the Navy Log.
The Navy Log is the permanent public registry where Sea
Service members and veterans can record their service information
- name, duty stations, awards, photos and memories. The Navy
Log may be viewed at the U.S. Navy Memorial, or via the Internet
at The goal of the Memorial is to record the
service history of all eligible uniformed individuals-and veterans.
Now through the end of July 2006, all members and veterans of
the Sea Services active duty and reservists are able to enroll in
the U.S. Navy Memorial's Navy Log without charge and without
any obligation. Family members and friends can record service
information for veterans who are deceased or those who are unable
to record their own information.
To enroll your information or to enroll family members simply
enter the appropriate information at If you
have any questions, please contact the Navy Log Department of the
U.S. Navy Memorial, at 1-800-NAVY LOG (1-800-628-9564).


*Auto eHome *Boats *Commercial *Life *RV
We also have markets for your Antique & Classic
Autos, Boats, Cycles & Tractors
Call Janet for a Quote
Phone (352) 490-9144 Toll Free: 1-800-219-7480
312 E. Park Ave, Chiefland (East of City Hall)

The highest reward for
man's toil is not what he
gets for it, but what he
becomes by it.
-John Ruskin

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Reaching Folks In
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AL Auxiliary
Unit 383 News
American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town,
(1297 NE 82nd Ave) will
conduct an initiation ceremony
at the meeting on Wednesday,
January 25th at 7:00PM.
Refreshments will be served
afterward, so please be there to
welcome our new members.
Ladies, did you know that you
may be eligible for
membership if you are the
mother, wife, daughter, sister,
granddaughter, great-
granddaughter or grandmother
of one who served in the
Armed Forces of the United
States during eligible periods
and who died in the line of
duty during such service, or
who, having received an
Honorable Discharge, died
after such service? If you are
interested in joining, call the
Post at (352) 542 2021.
Plans are in the works for
a Sweethearts' Dance to be
held Sunday, February 12th,
from 2-5PM. There will be a
buffet lunch served, and DJ
Jerry Prater will be spinning
your favorites and giving out
door prizes. Our Thursday
night dinners are back; with
pot roast on the menu this
week, and meatloaf on the
26th, so come have supper
with us. Our Post offers live
music every Saturday (6-
10PM) and Sunday (3-7PM),
and karaoke on Tuesdays and
Friday (7-11PM). We invite
all eligible veterans and their
families to join, we have an
active Auxiliary Unit, Junior
Auxiliary, and SAL Squadron.
Information on membership
requirements is available by
stopping by the Post or calling
(352) 542-2021.
For God and Country
Ruth Lancaster


Articles & Display Ads Monday @ 5:00 pm
Classified Ads Tuesday @ 12 Noon

January 19, 1990
Daddy's little girl is
turning sweet 16!
We love you so
Daddy, Holly,
Ashton, Austin
& Hillary

SHINE Site Reopens
in Dixie County
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a volunteer
program 'in the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, will begin holding
individual counseling sessions on Medicare Part D: Prescription
Drug Programs on:
Wed, January 25th 2:00-4:00pm Dixie County Public
There will be a Medicare Part D presentation at the Rock Sink
Baptist Church in Old Town on Saturday, January 21st from 10:00-
11:00am. The address is 471 NE 816 Ave. Or call (352)542-9488
for directions.
There is still much confusion in determining which plan is best
for you. While SHINE cannot make that choice for you, we will
assist you in getting the information you need to make an informed
choice. If you cannot run the computer programs yourself nor have
any family or friends to help you, we will offer to run the programs
in for you. The Compare Drug Plans will list
the plans that best suit your drug needs in order of cost to you.
From there, you can call the plan company and ask to be sent the
details on the plan (see pages 97B-97F in the back of the Medicare
and You 2006 book). It is important that you find out what your
deductible, premium, drugs covered, drug costs, mail order options,
and whether or not the 'donut hole' is covered in each plan. Also,
check to see if your favorite pharmacy carries that program. The
least expensive plan may not necessarily be the best plan in the
long run. We will be happy to go over the plan details with you
and answer any questions you may have.
Pre-qualifying for Extra Help in paying your deductible,
premiums, and drugs is still available through SSA. Pick up your
forms from a SHINE counseling site. To qualify for one of the
three groups for Extra Help you must have an income of less than
$14,355 for a single person with assets of less than $11,500 or an
income of less than $19,245 for a couple with assets of less than
$23,000. Assets do not include your residence or your vehicles.
Your assets must be able to be turned into cash in 20 days or less.
Please do not give out any personal information to anyone that
calls or comes to the door trying to sell you a drug plan. Do not
give anyone your Social Security card number, your Medicare card
number, your bank account number, or your credit card number
over the phone, or to anyone who knocks on your door. It is illegal
for anyone to sell these plans door-to-door.
For questions or directions to a site, please call the Elder Help
Line at 1-800-262-2243. Don't forget you have until May 15th,
2006 to enroll without penalty.

Marine Corps League Thanks You
For Toys For Tots Donations
The Tri-County Marine Corps League 1018 and its Auxiliary
wish to thank all of you for your generous donations, time, and
effort in making our 2005 Toys for Tots drive a great success!
Your donations helped hundreds of needy and underprivileged
children have a happy Christmas. We appreciate everyone's
contributions, whether time or resources.
We had hundreds of contributors and donors who gave
donations so that many who might otherwise have been forgotten
shared in the joy of Christmas. Each of you knows who you are -
the list is far too long to print!
To our members who worked long and hard collecting toys and
donations from donors, and distributing them, we appreciate you!
To all of those who helped, you know who are, we say a
heartfelt "THANK YOU"!!

Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counselinq
Mon. & Thurs., 11AM 4PM
Located Behind First Baptist Church
Cross City, FL** Ph. (352) 498-7776


Mon. Fri. 10:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.

224 North Main St.
KAREN LORD Chiefland, FL 32626
Owner (352) 490-8222



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

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

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

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Old Town Chicks Red Hats

Hold December Meeting
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Howard Stutts killed this massive 12 point buck which weighed 200
pounds while hunting in Georgia. He also killed this 4 point buck the
same day. This is a dream come true. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Pete Carlton for getting this 8-point.

The Old Town Chicks Red Hatters met this month at the home
of one of our sisters in Old Town, Sylvia Secrest. She had it
decorated so beautiful. We had dinner and one of our sisters, Pat
Baxley, is moving to Tennessee so we had a farewell to her as
well with lots of sadness. Pat we sure hate to see you leave us.
Check on the Old Town Chicks next month and see what we
have been in to.
Till then, this is Princess Point and Shooter, Elaine Howell
signing out.
In case you need to contact me, Ph-498-3843

Log Cabin Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, January 12th at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. It was a very busy day. We were honored
to have Mary Sue Rife from American Life Health services of
Marion County to try to explain the new insurance and drug
program that is hard to understand. Maybe in time it will be
worked out.
We now have our quilters from IL back with us for a while.
Sarah Small was here last week and now Dorothy Riggs and
Eluena Davidson have come to help us quilt. It's so great to have
them back and they usually get at least one quilt done and last year
they did two. -We appreciate all our quilters that do so much
beautiful work and we are proud of all of them. We couldn't put
out the many quilts without them.
Tuesday was a great day. We had two eighty-yard rolls of
batting shipped from NC. Greg Stavley and five boys were out and
we put them to cutting and tying the 3-yard bundles and what a
great time we had. We ended up with 47 three-yard rolls and 10
two-yard rolls and they had it all done by 11:00 AM. We were over
grateful for all the boys do where they come out from Lancaster.
Thanks again.
Lunch was enjoyed with chicken and dressing, chicken pot pie,
fried cabbage, sweet potatoes, greens, salads and great desserts. 17
members and 13 guests were present.

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We wish that the sun will always shine
for you, and that your world will always be
bright and warm and beautiful.
We wish the wonder of life's sweetest
moments for you, with hours full of
happiness and days when everything goes
the best it can.
We wish A million great beginnings for
you, with a perfect parade of all your
dreams come true and happy endings
We wish with all our heart for your
greatest happiness. We wish you nothing but
the brilliant and vibrant colors of the
rainbow and life's brightest days...because
the sun should always shine for you.
Happy Birthday!
We love you very much,
Papa & Granny Corbin

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designed for your child's needs.

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six weeks.
61h Graders
Anderson, Dylan
Brown, Maury
Butler, Jennifer
Cannon, Chelsy
Cannon, Katie
Carroll, Hailey
Christmas, Zeb
Henley, Rachel
Hicks, Shelby
Jones, Jennifer
Mclntsoh, Ashley
O'Steen, Casey
Orr, Dalton
Patterson, Anna
Petty, Gloria
Prentice, Mackaylin
Sheets, Kaitlyn
Spurlin, Shawn

Thisse, Katie
Young, Brittany
7th Graders
Alcom-Hatcher, Ada
Allen, Courtney
Andrews, Jonathen
Clemons, John
Dey, Caysi
Elton, Eli
Evans, Shawna
Ganus, Kailtyn
Goodson, Lee
Griffis, Rachael
Kautzer, Matthew
Locke, Lindsey
Lyles, Jamie
Neiss, Ariel
O'Steen, Lacy
Pinner, Brittany
Shreve, Norman
Singleton, Nathan

Navigating Through The Medicare Changes

(NAPS)-Recently, navi-
gating through the Medicare
changes was made a little
easier for the 42 million
Medicare beneficiaries when
Emmy-winner Mariette
Hartley hosted another
episode of the "Healthy
Solutions" series. The half-
hour television program
explored the most impor-
tant issues and topics
related to America's health
and well-being.
Sweeping changes in
Medicare will not only affect
individuals presently on
Medicare, but will affect gen-
erations to follow. A special
report titled "Understanding
Health Care Options for
Seniors" tackles one of the
most critical concerns of
Medicare beneficiaries
today-understanding the
changes to Medicare, and how
to make the best choice for
their own well-being.
These changes provide
choices, and these choices can
lead to confusion-but not if
individuals understand the
different options available.
Dr. Scott Latimer, Market
President, Senior Products
for Humana, stated that
when it comes to making
choices, "Medicare benefi-
ciaries still make their own

decisions in the end, but if
they have the sense that they
have enough information to
make the right choices, they
will be confident and we feel
that's something people will
really value."
According to the National
Institute on Aging, 75 per-
cent of Americans over the
age of 65 take at least one
prescription drug. One of the
most significant changes in
Medicare deals with pre-
scription drug coverage. It is
up to the savvy individual to

Stewart, Meriah
Thornton, Hillary
VanAemam, Kelsey
Weber, Amber
Yarrell, Albert
8th Graders
Allen, Chad
Allen, Jennifer
Beckham, Jessilen
Butler, Shana
Edmonds, Olivia
Fowler, Charla
Hunt, Megan
Keen, Kameron
Land, Cassie
Long, Ashley
Moore, Audrey
Skelly, Kyle
Sullivan, Brett
Whittington, Richard
Williams, Shantela

do some shopping, compare
the various plans that are
available and will become
available, and decide which
one is best for his or her own
unique needs.
These changes clearly

affect individuals who are
reaching 65 years of age. Dr.
Latimer emphasized, "It's
going to get a lot more corn-
plicated in years to come
because there are more
choices. For people that are
not yet 65, it's not too soon to
be looking at the various
choices that will be available."

Simply log
on to
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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 10/06/05 show that
our system exceeds the standardss, or maximum contaminant levels) (MCL), for Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs), which
includes both Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). The standards for TTHMs and
HAAS are 80 and 60 micrograms per liter (mg/L), respectively, The TTHMs and HAAS were detected at 592 and 250
What should I do?-
Recent research results suggest a possible connection between high levels of DBPs and pregnancy problems. Therefore,
women of childbearing age may wish to seek alternative water sources. Any customers who are concerned about their
exposure to DBPs can choose alternative sources of water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water or water treated
by an appropriate home water treatment device, until we correct the problem. Appropriate home water treatment devices
are those certified by NSF for reducing DBPs in drinking water.
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience
problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased
risk of getting cancer.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
What happened?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water and creates the disinfection
What is being done?
The Horseshoe Beach Water Treatment Plant is working with our Engineers & The Department of Environmental
Protection to resolve this issue. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 12 months.
For more information, please contact C.M. Odom @ (352) 498-7225 or Shelia Brown @ (352) 498-5234 Horseshoe
Beach Utilities P.O. Box 158 Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received
this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses.) You can do this by
posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by Horseshoe Beach Utilities State Public Water System ID #2150512
Date distributed 12/02/05

Old Town Elementary Honor Roll
2nd Nine Weeks Kindergarten All "S"
Miss Allen: Richard Sickler, Anna-Lisa Potter, Heaven Navatto,
Rebecca Jackson, Lucas Hernandez, Destiny Helms, Nicholas Gordon,
Christian Carnes
Mrs. Byroade: Branden Brown, Dereck Mega, Codie Withrow, Kelby
Baxley, Dustin Bennett, Cedric Moise, Skyler Lashley
Mrs. Dunnam: Morgan Stemple, Molly Smith, Kelsey Scheider,
Jasmyn Mincks, Corey Lewis, Tyler Johnson, Carol Hurtubise, Jacob
Hicks, Blake Hayes, Taylor Fisher, Madison Farmer, Juli-Anna Edmonds,
Sadie Camp, Dakota Bergstrom
Mrs. Thornton: Daniel Bennett, Brandon Goble, Madison Houtsma,
Eddie Jo Kennedy, Kaitlen Leyva, Breanna Snelson, Alex Thomas, Austin
Turner, Madison Wilkinson, David Willoughby
All A's:
1st grade: Scott Bordine, Emma Driggers, Lora Cooper, Allie Pinner,
Bailee Reichle, Janna Vames, Eric Daniel, Jolie Dyals, Christa Marchant,
Shelbi Stephens, Savannah Todd, Alex Cannon, Burgundy Knight, Dakota
McConnell, James McCualsky, Kayla Smith, Dalton Wright, Brianna
Barden, Morgan Besterman, Matthew Blackburn, Brooke Discher, Dustin
2nd grade: Katie Enfinger, James Huxford, Jonathan Jimenez,
Shawna Joslin, Reed Locke, Jillian Anderson, Adrianka Maxwell, Herbert
Alston, Jesse Bowling, Adam Chanthaboury, Buddy Hodge, Timothy
Hurne, Mikey Williams, Aaron Ammon, Makenze Robson, Chase
3rd Grade: Hannah Robson, Rachel Slaughter, Joseph Stewart,
Douglas Langford, Quade Locke, Allie Rogers, Tucker Stemple, Jessica
Storey, Thomas Bumett, Jamie Chester, Ronald Ford, Thomas Gray, Marie
Hicks, John Mize, Cassandra Randall, Robert Wetzel, Joseph Close, Anna
Kelly, Edward Worthington
4th Grade: Elizabeth Nunez, Kyle Lamar, Taylor Hicks, Eli Long,
Jamie Lord, Brittney Smith, Trey Hagler
5th Grade: Laina Moyer, Hunter Robson, Amanda Weaver, Dakota
Hunt, Johnny Jones, Michael Weber

Each six weeks students at Ruth Rains Middle School who
have straight "A's" or 5 "A's" and 1 "B", no discipline referrals
and 2 or less absences are rewarded by being placed on the schools
Principal's List. These students come to lunch early each day for

Christie s School of Real Estate
(352) 490-9200
*14 Hr. Continuing Ed, Classroom, No Exam Needed, Starts
January 21-22, 2006. Full Price $65.00
*Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course, daytime starts 9:30
a.m., January 16, 2006 Full price $355.00, 4 week class
meets every Mon., Wed., & Fri. for 4 weeks.
*Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course, Night class, Mon. -
Wed. for eight weeks, starts 6:00 PM, Jan. 23, 2006, full price
- $355.00.
*Early enrollment is required, limited seating.
*Post licensing is available for brokers and sales associates.
Call for times and dates.
Check out info on site,
See link to school


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Avoid The Flu
(NAPS)-It is time to take
special precautions to avoid
the flu. Take the necessary
steps and share the idea with
friends and family-instead
of sharing the illness.
The Alliance for Affordable
Services, an association ded-
icated to helping members live
better and save more, offers
these tips to avoid the flu:
Cover your mouth or
use tissues when coughing
or sneezing.
Wash hands on a regu-
lar basis. Use an alcohol-based
hand rub when soap and
water are not available.

Practicing good
health habits and keeping
current with flu
vaccinations aid in
preventing the flu virus.

Avoid close contact with
others. Stay home if you do
not feel well.
Avoid touching your
eyes, nose and mouth.
Get a flu vaccination
each year.
The Alliance uses its group
buying power to attack soar-
ing health care costs through
wellness programs, informa-
tion, legislative advocacy and
incentives to control medical
For more information, visit
or call 800-733-2242.

1f Pointers
--OFor Parents

Parenting School
(NAPS)-Chances are,
after finishing school you
thought you'd never have to
worry about geometry or
chemistry again. Then you
had kids-and they needed
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A new se-
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MATH They give
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An Art Of Science
With the trend toward
hands-on learning, more
and more
cr, icsr children have
to complete
science pro-

Projects" (Wiley, $16.99) helps
parents and kids create
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Chapters are grouped by sci-
ence subject, with two-page
spreads devoted to each pro-
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step-by-step instructions and
discussion topics.
-The books are available
wherever books are sold.
A jelly doughnut measur-
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weighing more than 3,700
pounds was made in Utica,
N.Y. in 1993.

Jockey Albert Adams won
nine consecutive races over
a three-day period at a
Maryland track in 1930.

Parents learn a lot from their
children about coping with life.
-Muriel Spark

If you see NEWS in the making call the...

Pixie County Advocate


US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 *- Cross City, FL
2 BR 1 B on 1/2 acre on corner paved lot on CR 351A, approximately
one. mile north of Courthouse. Detached storage building, carport &
fenced yard. $75,000.00. '
north of Cross City and Old Town. Too many amenities to mention. Large
family room, large eat-in kitchen plus dining room, fireplace, dual cooling/
heating system. Wildlife roam freely over these gorgeous acres..
*- IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 1 B home on paved corner lot. Cent. H/A, wood
floors, garage, fenced back yard & city water. $63,006.00.
!* 3/2 DWMH ON 3 ACRES near Old Town. Has metal roofoyer, above
ground poo. $80,000.00.
5 GORGEOUS "OLD FLORIDA" ACRES 7 miles North of Cross City,
off CR 351. $70,000.00.
**3.07 ACRES just outside Cross City off CR 351 $36,900.
-2.68 ACRES just outside Cross City off CR 351 $32,500.
**IN SUWANNEE 50x100 lot at Mullet Road. $300,000.
-5 CONTIGUOUS LOTS near Suwannee River containing two buildable
parcels. $25,000.
*-2/2 ON 1/2 ACRE OFF US 19 North on SW 316 Ave. Recently
renovated with new cabinets, range & ref, heat pump, refinished wood
floors, HWH and exterior paint. $85,000.
** 1 ACRE on Log Landing Road. $20,000.00.
-10 ACRES on paved CR 340 West near Rock Bluff $150,000.
-2 ADJOINING high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway
$50,000. each.
**100'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
**10 WOODED ACRES on NE 636 Street off CR 55-A $120,000.


S Call Dixie Realty:
Old Town: 542-7027
Cross City: 498-5184
Fanning Springs: 463-0707
Horseshoe Beach: 498-2400

P "Sefing af of Dixie"
1/1 home on 4 lots in Suwannee Gardens with
two storage buildings included, $53,000 1204 SE
Hwy 317
Two waterfront lots on quiet serene upper Steinhatchee river.
2/1 wood frame home on stilts sits on I acre lot. Nice wooded
1/4 acre lot mol adjacent. Lots I & 2 Mingo Acres, asking
$250,000 SE 123 Ave
2005 Fleetwood 14x48 MH on 6 acres mol, lots 45 & 46 Piney
Woods Subdivision, $98,995 NE 188"' Ave
3/2 1996 DWMH on 5.64 acres, Hot tub, 20x40' barn, 24x30'
cookhouse, gazebo, fenced $265,000 w/ terms NE 364 Ave
2 bedroom 1 bath cypress home in Springhaven S/D Lot #30
asking $92,900, 241 NE 754th Ave
3 beautiful lots in Steinhatchee, I w/ mobile home. 200 yards
from boat ramp & river. 2 septics & water meters $300,000
S.W. 285th Ave, Steinhatchee, FL
Lot in Cross City, 1/2 acre excellent home site behind Liles
hardware on paved street just off US 19, owner financing
possible asking $26,000 SE 276 St
2/1 /2 MH & 10' x 18' addition. Garage and storage shed
built on home. $80.000. Ill S.E 140 Ave off of 55A
Lot 8 Eugene Dev. S/D, 2.1 fenced acres just off 55-A with 2
wells and a septic, $32,000, SE 548 St & SE 194 Ave
Lot 5 Piney woods S/D, I acre mol on Chavous Road (paved),
asking $18,000, NE 592 St
40 fenced acres, 31 acres cleared and 9 acres of oak hammock.
Zoned on home per 5 acres. On paved road adjacent to CR
340 just off CR 349. $475,000 NE 910 Ave
Lot in Cross City, 1/2 acre excellent home site behind Liles
hardware on paved street just off US 19, owner financing
possible asking $26,000 SE 276 Street
Lot 1 Mathew Plantation, 2.74 acres, just off Spillers
Highway, partially cleared, $35,000 NE 400 Ave
20 acres off of 351 with 4" well, cleared driveway and home
site, asking $212,000 NE 348t"' Street
We have lots in Investland S/D with 109' on US 19 just
outside Cross City near CR 358 starting at $19,900


Before he abandoned the ring for an acting career, Tony
Danza's record as a middleweight boxer was 12 wins, 3


Phillip D. Cothron, Lic. Real Estate Broker
(352) 542-1313 or (352) 493-1069
Jake Cravey (352) 356-1235 Marcus Hays (352) 578-4232

home features 3 BRs & 2 Bs with
the masterbath room being
extremely large! There are two
sinks with tons of drawers, perfect
for storage; 2 Ig. walk-in closets; all
bedrooms have very Ig. closets for
extra storage, there is a Ig. kitchen
with extra counterspace for great
cooking. 5 acres, paved, road,
$147,500. Adjacent 5 acres also

GREAT LOCATION! 40 acres of
planted pines, near paved
highway. This property can also be
purchased with additional 95 acres
of pasture with highway frontage.
Excellent development
possibilities. $340,000.


could make a wonderful place to
live! 3 BR, 2 B mobile home,

POTENTIAL! It has approx. 1330
of paved road frontage. Beautiful
trees, a pond area, planted pines
that could be timbered after 2
years of a government timber plan
is over. Potential form hunting,
building your dream home on this
beautiful ranch like setting, future
timber value, dividing into smaller
tracts. Call the office for the details!
Can be purchased along with
additional 40 acres to total 135
acres. $807,000.

LOOKING AT! Clean 3 BR, 2 B
triple wide MH, nestled on 314 of
an acre. Home is in excellent
condition with new carpet, clean &
ready to move into. New Berber
carpet, new vinyl in bathrooms,
nearly new metal roof! It s the time
of year you can relax on the deck or
curl up in front of the fireplace! This
home is .near Old Town School. A
sportsman s dream. $80,.00.00

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Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM
December 1, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, December 1",
2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular meeting,
in the County Commissioner's Meeting
Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse,
Cross City, Florida.
John L. Driggers, Chairman
James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman
Marcus A. Hays
Alton J. Land
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
The meeting was called to order by
the Chairman, John L. Driggers.
Invocation by Commissioner
Pledge to flag led by Commissioner
Welcome by Commissioner
Driggers; he informed everyone that
Commissioner Lamb was at the FAC
Legislative Conference in Orlando sitting
on the Rural Caucus Board representing
small counties and Clerk, Joe Hubert
Allen is sick and is being represented by
Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of November 17"', 2005
presented for approval.
Chairman Driggers inquired if
Attorney Lander had reviewed the
minutes for recommendation.
Mr. Lander stated that he read them
and found them in order.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the minutes as
Frank Darabi came before the
Board representing the Town of
Horseshoe Beach as their engineer. He
discussed growth of HSB and they are
trying to acquire grants to help with the
sewer system; but it is needed now,
before it .grows out of control. The 15
acres that is needed at the county spoil
site discussed before is the best location
for the sewer system. This county has
two (2) cities that I am involved with,
but I am not involved with the CRA for
HSB. This county budget is tight and
the county is not able to comply with the
CRA at this time. Possibly in lieu of the
15 acres, HSB would put off any action
on the CRA for a couple of years.
Commissioner Hays stated it is the
consensus of this Board to help
Horseshoe Beach in anyway we can.
Commissioner Land inquired if the
county did turn the 15 acres over to
HSB, if it will come back to the county
6'6meume in the future.
r', Mr. Darabi sinted it would not.
there iL on-, 7 acres of the 15 that is
usable, the rest is wetlands. If HSB
imposes the CRA it will cost the county
SCommissioner Hays told Mr.
Darabit the CRA came to the Board
after the set budget for FY 2005-2006.
Attorney Lander advised the CRA is
, incorrect.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
he feels that a solution can be negotiated
with HSB.
Mr. Darabi stated that the HSB
Council meets tonight. He asked it the
Board would assign someone to attend
.and negotiate the agreement.
The Board agreed for
Commissioner Valentine, Arthur Bellot,
and Joey Lander to represent the Board
to meet .with a delegation from HSB
Council to negotiate and bring back to
the next meeting on December 15,h a
Anhur Bellot inquired if the CRA is
re-iteld in two years by HSB, would the
'CRA base, measurement be the 2006
The Board stated it is understood
that it would be,
Mr. Bennett, HSB Councilman,
'came before the Board and stated he
,would like to comment on the CRA
issue. The CRA was applied for in 2002.
It was advertised and the public hearings
were held. HSB found out from the
State in August of 2005 that we were
eligible and had to have everything in
order immediately. We rushed it due to
; Commissioner Hays stated, "But,
the County Tentative Budget for 2005-
2006 was already in place in August
S Joey Lander discussed F.S.
regarding the CRA requirements.
Mr Darabi asked everyone to stick
to the problem at hand; that being the
need for the iener system for HSB.
.The Board agreed the CRA could
be discussed at a tierdate.
Mr Drabi requested authorization
from the Board to begin the process for
-the SR351 South proiecti
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
Seconded by Commissioner Hays and
teamed d tor Mir Darabi '.:, menet 'ib
Arthur Bellot on thi, prsect and begin
the bid and design process.

;Dick Ede yards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
December I -, 2005. It reads as follows:
.A-A adding to the Florida Departmnt
q CQ mnaity Affairs, Patrick Houard the
Dqspmnrrrnt l a.pprcinrtdy $2.6 million
E-m"um''g vi de 2005-2006 Commnly
Di Da-ulopv" Bl-.xk Grant (CDBG) Ecoarnic
, Etdqrpwr' .ted Howeter, last Monday
ewan, th Cmas City Coal dedird to enter
vio a Irnaclam l Agreent with the Dixie
GsCey Corrrsivn topmide water and seuer
facilities to Geemnd Leasing and Deloprmnt
Carponuat ta xrefre the only wy to pnide
water and sewer service to the site is through a
t vaer edll and either a package seuer plant or
in': idud septic tanks. OUherise, t project
ill rnor lefuil
B-If t, Codtrission wnts to darne the
application to proude a ill aid an alternate

fonnm fsezage tW irnt, dangps can /Ix nude
to the application aind u ll e 1 r a
Canrssion wte ami thelx Chinm's sltgkitire
on de new letter and application
a-The Dixie Coaity SHIP Pirgwn
expects to hae its fonds nstoir next Friday
(Daewnbrr 9) by dxt Floiida Hofuing Finance
Corporation's Boanid Diwatons.
b-As part of the County's Himicane
Housing Reoaery Progr; e till be aacpting
condos' bids on tex pljets that thd
Commission approdl for bidding at you- last
mwetirg We expar to go to contact on those
pijeas soon after tde Conaission's Dtenixer
1511 noting vxn tE will ask for )tr approval
to awad the bids.
Mr. Edwards discussed a Cross GCity
Ordinance that requires annexation in
order to supply water and sewer facilities
Commissioner Driggers stated that
the county is not going to annex the
airport property. It would serve no
purpose in that the property there
belongs to the county and is tax exempt.
Commissioner Hays stated that the
property is leased to the county and the
county leases the property to others.
Commissioner Driggers commented
on the Cross City ordinance that no one
outside of the city could connect to
water or sewer. Mike Cassidy, City
Manager, is willing to discuss the matter;
but it was my understanding that the
whole city council declined it.
Joey Lander stated that there are no
ad valorem taxes on the airport property.
Commissioner Hays explained to
the public, unfamiliar with the matter,
the need for the hookups. These
businesses will pay for water, sewer, and
all necessary utilities.
Chairman Driggers stated it is his
recommendation to go ahead and
change the application in order to meet
the time deadline.
Motion by Commissioner Hays, on
behalf of Chairman Driggers, seconded
by Commissioner Valentine and carried
to approve the recommendation and for
Commissioner Driggers, Arthur Bellot,
Joey Lander, and Dick Edwards to meet
with the OC Council for negotiation
regarding the Interlocal Agreement.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to go into the Board of
Public Hearing- concerning
Petition ZC-05-20, a petition by Mark T.
Tate to request a zoning change from
RSE/MHI to CN on Parcel ID# 19-13-
12-3266-0000-0020; Lot 2, Porter Island
Subdivision, a subdivision as per Plat
Book 1, Page 61 of the public records of
Dixie County, Florida.
The petition was read by Chairman
Billy Keen, Zoning Official,
discussed the petition. He informed the
public that the property in question is
located in Suwannee and the applicant
intends to build a real estate office. The
signs are up and no calls of opposition
have been received.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve Petition ZC-05-
20. .
Public Hearing- concerning
Petition ZG05-21, a petition by Billy M.
Pentz Jr. to request a zoning change
from ESA-IV to CN on Parcel ID# 13-
09-13-4050-0000-0130; Lot 13, Sam
Swett Subdivision, Unit One, as per the
official plat record in the office of the
Clerk of Court, Dixie County, Florida.
The petition was read by Chairman
Billy Keen, Zoning Official,
discussed the petition. The property is
in Commissioner Lamb's district, north
of 351U, and north of the Trading Post.
Mr. Pentz came before the Board
and stated that he bought the property in
1984 and plans to put in a well drilling &
pump business. A 40' x 60' building is
needed for the business.
The Board agreed to continue the
public hearing at the December 15th'
Public Hearing- concerning
Petition SC-120-05, a special exception
petition by Bobby Raker to quote an
alcoholic beverage license for retail sale
of alcohol on Parcel ID# 23-10-13-
4810-0000-0130; 2.74 acres 23 10 13, Lot
13 an unrecorded lot adjacent to
Crosstown Commercial Subdivision,
further described in OR Book 147, Page
The petition was read by Chairman
Billy Keen stated the property in
question is the Southern Nights Saloon
place of business in Old Town.
Commissioner Land commented
that it is close to a church and will not
recommendkit for approval.
James Francway, owner of the
liquor license, stated the -business is
going in someplace; the license is issued
by the state. The difference is if you
approve it here you will not have a
second bar someplace else.
Commissioner Land motioned to
deny it based on his feeling that it is to
near the church.
Mr. Francway commented on a F.S.
regarding 1500 feet limit from a church'
for beer and wine and there is no limit
on liquor. This building has been
located in this place for over 15 years.
Commissioner Land's motion was
seconded by Commissioner Valentine.
Chairman Driggers asked if there was
any further comment from the public.
Donald Pick spoke in favor of the
special exception.
Jean Pick commented that the

Board evidently has no problem with the
American Legion Post serving their
liquor, and spoke in favor of the special
Commissioner Hays inquired if the
building is leased arid if he would
relocate if the special exception is
Mr. Francway stated the building is
leased and he would not relocate.
Commissioner Hays commented
that he has a 10 year history in rescue.
There is not a turn lane for the bar and
there have been several serious accidents
at this entrance. He stated that he will
have ,to go with the recommendation of
Commissioner Land and deny it.
For the record---Motioned by
Commissioner Land, seconded by
Commissioner Valentine and carried
with the vote of Commissioner Hays
against the special exception.

Public Hearing- concerning
Petition SG121-05, a special exception
petition by John and Linda Dyals to
permit a RV Park on Parcel ID#/ 36-09-
13-0000-4500-0300; 8.5 acres of Begin at
the NW comer of the S V2 of
Government Lot 9, Run E 660 ft to
POB., continue E 953.95 ft S 1254.67 ft.
to S Line of Government Lot 10 run W
The petition was read by
Commissioner Driggers.
Billy Keen stated that the property
is located on Purvis Landing Road in
Commissioner Lamb's district. The
owner plans to put in a RV Park
Lester Paulk stated he has been an
owner in this area since 1981 and moved
here later. It is a residential
neighborhood and feels the property
values are just beginning to go up and
this would be a step backward. We just
found out about this on Tuesday when it
came out in the newspaper. I have
collected 95. names in one day on this
petition against the RV Park (The
original petition with the signatures
against the RV Park was given to Deputy
Clerk, Downing.)
Linda Dyals informed the Board
that this would be a way to help in
supporting her remaining years. We
wouldn't hurt anyone.
Jimmy Wade spoke against the
special exception.
Ms. Dyals stated that she is just
trying to make a living.
Joan Pell commented to Ms. Dyals
that this is going to be a very big
investment. I am a camper and I respect
you intentions, but I am against this
Commissioner Land commented on
the length of stay being 30 days.
Ms. Pell stated that if she wanted to
live in a mobile home park area, she
would have purchased in a different area.
Paul Johnson stated he just built a
$250,000 home in the past two years. I
pay taxes and I am against this special
Paula Maddox spoke against the
change. She stated she is a new resident
to the area and feels like this would not
be a good thing. Ms. Maddox added
that if the Commission allows this, it will
set precedence for the future.
Carolyn Wade spoke out against the
Dorothy Helgerson spoke against
the special exception. She stated the
home sites are very pretty in this area
and she expressed concerns about the
septic system.
Marcus Norris, Andrew Gain, and
Morris Anderson spoke against the
petition. Mr. Anderson voiced concerns
regarding trash, traffic and sewer.
Jack Pell commented that at some
point the county stopped camping
privileges at Purvis Landing; apparently
the county had some problems.
The Board inquired if Billy had
received any calls and he informed them
he had not.
Mr. Polk stated that he only learned
about the situation Tuesday and that is
probably the reason Mr. Keen had not
received any calls.
Mr. Norris said it is evident the sign
was not in a good spot.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to continue the public hearing at
the December 15"' meeting when
Commissioner Lamb is present.
Public Hearing- concerning
Petition SGC122-05, a special exception
petition byJodyP. Stephenson to permit
an Auction Barn on Parcel ID# 12-08-
13-0000-3696-0000; further described in
issue November 24, 2005 page 16 of the
Dixie County Advocate.
The petition was read by Billy Keen.
He stated the property is located on the
south side of Mr. Stephenson's store
next to the Megargel property in
Commissioner Lamb's district.
There was a brief discussion, and
the Board agreed to continue the matter
at the December 15k' meeting.

Public Hearing- concerning a
petition by Albert Christie for a Minor
Sub-division in' S30 TS08 R10E in'Jena,
Florida (Nina's Wood Sub-division).
Billy Keen read the petition to the
Board. There was a brief discussion and
viewing of the plans.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to approve Nina's Wood Sub-
division. The Board instructed Mr.
Christie to. supply mylar's to the Clerk
for recording.
The public asked the Board to get
microphones so that they can hear them
The Board agreed to look into it.

The Board went back into the
regular Board of Commission meeting.
The Forestry Department was not
present. Arthur Bellot stated that he
received a copy of the Annual Report
and would go over it later when he
brings his presentation before the Board.
Re: Boat ramp
Attorney. Ed Stienmeyer came
before the Board. He stated that his
partner, David Rambus was unable to
attend. Mr. Stienmeyer presented a
letter from Mr. Rambus regarding a plan
to try and clear up a long-standing issue
which relates to the current property
Ownership on and around the boat ramp
located on CR349 adjacent to the

property known as Angler's Resort.
The proposal: First, the owners of
the property (at their own expense)
resurvey the property. Then, the owners
quitclaim to the county the land crossing
the boat ramp and the land extending
across the canal that is under title to the
owners of Angler's Resort. In exchange,
the owners would request that the
county quitclaim to the owners of
Angler's Resort the land currently under
the building, and a thirty (30) foot
property line from the existing seawall of
the subject property, to the extent they
own such property. In addition, the
county execute a long term lease to
owners (20 years) wherein the boat ramp
remains open to the public; reasonable
operating hours shall be set; a reasonable
rate is allowed to be charged for use; the
lease holder is responsible for the
landscaping and upkeep of the area, as

well as supplying garbage cans r1d trash
removal; and the county maintain the
ramp and adjacent seawall on CR349,
and maintains the liability for same. The
new deeds would be drawn up and the
new survey done at the owners expense
with no expense to the county.
Arthur Bellot stated that the county
can't lease something and continue to
maintain it.
Joey Lander stated the county is
interested in keeping the boat ramp
open, but we need some type of
Mr. Stienmeyer stated that they just
want a deed to what exists now.
Commissioner Hays had questions
regarding the thirty (30) foot they want
the county to quitclaim near the seawall
and the length of time the boat shed had
been in place.
Commissioner Land stated this is
going to continue to be an ongoing
problem; we might as well sell them the
whole thing. He said the boat shed was
built at least 10 years before he was
elected 20 years ago.
Commissioner Valentine stated that
the boat shelter was built by the county.
The owner of Angler's Resort
discussed the shed and said the shed
built by the county is no longer there; it,
has been torn down.
There was more discussion
regarding the boat shed and plans to
rectify the problem.
Commissioner Hays restated the
exchange plan for clarification; and Mr.
Stienmeyer stated that Commissioner
Hays understands it correctly.
The plan was stated for the record
by Joey Lander, County Attorney as
"Oorr f Angler's Rest shall deed to
Dixie Corasy that portion of land that lies to
the south of the existing boat ranp and that
portion of the canal ich lies 30 feet from the
existing seamwdL In exchange; Dixie County
deed to the owx-er A ra her's Reort the existing
portion that inidles tihe bat shelter and
existing prpery aaant to the seamdl and the
county no longer has interest in the boat shed o
the north of the bat ramp."
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the exchange.

Mr. Prater presented his activity
report dated December 1", 2005 and
informed the Board he had received a
brochure regarding the availability of on-
line prescription ordering for veterans:
Veterans can access the internet-based
service 24 hours a day at
Progress is being made on the
veterans "mini-park". The monument
has been ordered. The inscription
recommended is as follows:
WarrenMcGill Menvral Park
Dedicated to all Veterans hto haw served
our Country
With your approval, I will notify
Ben Barber tomorrow morning.
The Board approved the
Commissioner Hays thanked Mr.
Prater and Arthur Bellot for their hard
work in getting this project underway; it
is looking really good.
Holly Houghton came before the
Board with an update on the Suwannee
River Fair and Livestock Show coming
up early 2006. She informed them steer
weigh-in will begin tomorrow with
approximately 165-180 steers. Fair pigs
cost participants between $205-225; with
130-140 feeder pigs in Dixie alone.
Dixie has 5 or 6 fat steers. The
registration fee for a second entry has
increased this year; the fee for the first
entry will stay the same.
Ms. Houghton informed the Board
that a report came in regarding a dead
crow infected with the West Nile Virus;
this is the first case in Dixie County this
Chad Reed presented the Dixie
County EMS Monthly Reports for
Emergency Calls and Non-emergency
Calls for the month of November 2005.
Arthur Bellot stated that he had
announced at the last meeting that he
had nominated Chad for 2005 EMT of
the Year. He received notification today
that Chad has been chosen to receive
this prestigious award. He will be
presented with a special plaque at the
opening general session of Fire-Rescue
EAST in Jacksonville on Friday, January
27, 2006. The award is presented by the
Florida Fire Chief's Association.
Mr. Reed stated that he will accept it
with pride and thanked Arthur Bellot for
nominating him and his staff and the
Board for their support.
Mr. Reed discussed the reports he
presented and stated that the non-
emergencysystem is still doing well.
Arthur Bellot stated that complaints
are not being received like before when
the private contractor was doing the
non-emergency calls.
A grant in the amount of $22,000
(no match required) from the Federal
Department of Management Services for
five radios was discussed and
recommended for approval by Chad
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the grant.
Mr. Reed discussed the ISO
inspection rating for Jena coming up in
He reminded the Board about the
Flu Workshop at Old Town School
December 7' at 9:00 AM and stressed
that it is important for everyone to

The HSB dredging meeting is on
the third Thursday morning of each
Mr. Reed introduced Darian Brown
to the Board as the Division Chief of
The Board commented that they
appreciated Chad and his staff and
welcomed Darian Brown.
Joe Ruth came before the Board
and stated that he received some good
applicants for the truck driver and
recommended Jimmy Forehand.
Commissioner Land asked for a list
of the applicants. They are as follows:
Linda R. Berwick, Larry L. Keen,
Jimmy F. Forehand, Samuel R.
Langford, Ronald E. Hodge, Amanda D.
Medlin, David M. Jones

Commissioner Driggers commented burned a total of 105.2 acres; 4 fires
that the Board has always tried to go caused by lightning, 7 debris burnings,
with the Department Head and 8 incendiary fires. The report
recommendation. included information regarding
The Board concurred and approved Cooperative Forestry Assistance.
the recommendation to hire Jimmy Mr. Bellot informed the Board that
Forehand; he will follow the standard the Tax Collector has made a recent
probation period for new employees, deposit for property taxes collected in
Mr. Ruth informed the Board that the amount of $689,000 and anticipates
he has ordered tires to be picked up and to make an additional deposit in a couple
will pay $125 per ton. of days. No further funds are needed
He gave an update on the from the Line of Credit.
gasification plant. The DEP inquired The Board approved for the SHIP
about the county sorting method and an to be extended until January 7
was completed this morning. The 2006.
application will be submitted soon. Mr. Charlie Kinnard, developer of
application will be submitted soontated that Gulf View in Jena, came before the
they need to understand that if the grant CBoardregarding the Steinhatchee/Taylor
isn't approved they are still responsible County Boat Ramp Committee that
for the road paving if they put in the attended the last meeting. Mr. Kinnard
plant. told the Board that this project is
Langston Tree Service has asked for nothing about Jena, it is all about
an annual fee for disposing their debris. Steinhatchee. The Commissioner
The Board concurred that Langston present at the meeting called it "the
The Boardconcurred that Langston betterment of Steinhatchee". To take
Tree Service will be treated the same as thisproposed siteoff the tax roll willbe
everyone else. this proposed site off the tax roll will be
Mr. Ruth informed the Board that substantial amounts of tax base lose for
people are cutting off their trailers to get Dixie County. My overall goal is to add
under the 14 feet. Right now the fee is $ million to the tax base in Dixie
$75 for 14 feet trailers and less than 14 County. I offered to buy this same
feet is $0.00. property and give it to the county. They
Arthur Bellot said it can be went in secret and offered to buy the
modified, property. I don't know what is going
The Board agreed for Arthur and on, but something certainly is.
Joe to work together on a modification Commissioner Valentine stated that
Commissioner Hays stated he is not Ste. nhachee Water is talking about
for charging for trailers less than 10 feet. raising water cost on the Dixie side by
Joe stated that he will be on $6.00.
vacation the week of December 19h'- Joey Lander commented there are
23"'. enough willing developers in Jena to
JACK SPIVEY, BUILDING help Dixie County put in a water plant.
QOFFICIAL Also, Old Town needs a water plant.
Mr. Jack Spivey presented the Dixie Commissioner Valentine
County Building and Zoning commented that Jena is about to really
Department dated November 30,h, 2005. grow, it is in the making.
The flood maps were discussed. Mr. Lander said, "yes, and the
Some roads are still not on the maps. infrastructure needs to be put in place
Commissioner Land stated that he now".
doesn't see Mr. Spivey making the drive Mr. Kinnard told the Board that he
from Horseshoe for the night meetings. would contribute financing for a post
The Board agreed that John Jenkins office in Jena.
could handle the night meetings, unless Arthur Bellot said that it is time to
Mr. Spivey actually wants to come. pull the developers together and see
JOE HUBERT ALLEN. CLERK what is on the table.
OF CLERK The Board agreed for Arthur Bellot,
Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk Joey Lander, and Commissioner
presented the following: Valentine to meet regarding the water
A-.4ction Item\: Letter from plant issue forJena.
Administration received 11/17/05 ATTORNEY
regarding the Lease Agreement/Cross Mr. Lander stated everything has
City Airport Property between DC and been covered on his agenda.
The Board tabled this item. Commissioner Driggers informed
B-:ction Item\: New Year's Day the Board that he received a request
Holiday request. from Carol Martin to be released from
The Board approved to give an her Deferred Payment Loan.
extra holiday, January 2nd, 2006, to all Commissioner Valentine stated that
county employees, we can't do that for her to sell it; she will
C-nformation Item\: The fully have to pay the pro-rated amount left on
executed copy of the FY 05-06 Grant-in- the loan, according to the SHIP rules
Aid Agreement ($250,000) for and agreement that we signed.
Courthouse Facilities has been received. The Board concurred.
The first payment of $125,000 should be Commissioner Valentine inquired
generated within the next two weeks, about the matter with Hinton Landing.
ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY Arthur Bellot informed him that the
COORDINATOR dragline would only be able to dig one
A-Rction Item: BellSouth Work side and it will take two weeks. Howard
Order No. 53N53023N-FL029H636127, and I looked at it and believe we can do
boring under NE 272nd Avenue and it with a backhoe walking it in.
placing 725' of cable on the west side-of Discussed the "bag" procedure and this
NE 708,h Street. will be checked on.
Motion by Commissioner Hays, Commissioner Land informed the
seconded by Commissioner Valentine Board that he would like two oak trees
and carried to approve this work or er removed onr right of way near Bobo's
and send the standard letter. Trailer Park
B-ction Iteml: Email from Arthur Bellot stated that Anderson
Donna Creamer Pure Wate ldemessm Columbia Co., Inc. and Dale Herring are
Adin. Director, requesting to remove in contract to pave SE 201 Avenue (Elm
Mary Ann Crown from the PWW Board Street). The county needs to send a
and add Debbie Deweese. letter of approval since it is a county
Motion by Commissioner Hays, road.
seconded by Commissioner Valentine The Board agreed to allow the road
and ed by a rommissioner Valent. e to be paved to county sub-division
G action Item- FACT Annual standards at Mr. Herring's expense; the

Member Meeting scheduled for Friday, county will not reimburse. Arthur Bellt
December ,2005. is to provide a letter to Doug Anderson
The Board agreed to have a of Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
representative attend. VOUCHERS APPROVED
Mr. Bellot stated that at the last Vendor 12543 12654Payroll 12168
meeting the Board discussed auctioning 122ADJOU81RN81
the crawler and putting a reserve on it. Motion was made by Commissioner
He inquired what the Board ValMotion was made by Commissioner
recommended. Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Motion by Commissioner Hays, Hays and carried to adjourn at 12:58
seconded by Commissioner Valentine PM.BOARD OF COUNTY
and carried for Road Superintendent, COMMISSIONERS
Howard Reed, Chairman Driggers and DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Arthur Bellot to set a reserve.
Mr. Bellot discussed a grant that has John L. Driggers, Chairman; Joe
been received for the Personnel Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Regulations Handbook Monica Jones
has worked on this and it should be--
ready for review at the next meeting. LOg on-t
A letter was discussed from Rita
Ventry confirming closeout of the
Turner Point FRDAP Grant and they
are processing our $72,000 & get the latest
The July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 neWS for
Florida Division of Forestry Report was
discussed by Mr. Bellot. Fire Activity in bixie COUnty.
Dixie County consisted of 26 fires that

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DCHS HOSA Hosts Region II Competition
I -.

Dixie County High School HOSA Team
Congratulations to the DCHS HOSA *Amber Sellers placed 3rd in the Nursing
Chapter for successfully hosting Region II Assisting competition.
competition for HOSA at Dixie County High *Jacob Bennett placed 1st to win the
School last Saturday, January 14, 2006. Physical Therapy competition.
Congratulations to the following HOSA *Kayla Futch placed 1st to win the Prepared
students who placed in competitions: public speaking competition.
*In Medical Terminology competition, *The team of Maddie Kelley, Meredith
Courtney Elton placed 3rd and Brandy Kirkland Allen and Grace Williams placed 1st to win in
placed Ist! the Medical Reading competition.
*In Human Growth and Development, Jenny In addition to Dixie County High School,
Bray place 2nd and Tierra Owens was 1st place teams from Columbia County High School, Bell
winner! High School, Ft. White High School,
*Britney Wilson placed 1st to win the Gainesville High, Union County and Chiefland
Medical Assisting competition. High School competed in the events.

Ten Free
Flowering Trees
From Arbor Day
Ten free flowering trees will
be given to each person who joins
The National Arbor Day
Foundation during January 2006.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
The ten trees are 2 White
Flowering Dogwoods, 2
Flowering Crabapples, 2
Washington Hawthorns, 2
American Redbuds, and 2 Kousa
"These compact trees were
selected for planting in large or
small spaces," John Rosenow, the
Foundation's president said.
"They will give your home the
beauty of lovely pink, white, and
yellow flowers and also provide
winter berries and nesting sites for
To become a member of the
Foundation and to receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
TREES, National Arbor Day
Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue,
Nebraska City, NE 68410, by
January 31, 2006 or go online to
Membership includes a
subscription to the Foundation's
bimonthly publication, Arbor Day,
and The Tree Book.

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My love continues to grow with each passing day.
This treasure of love I cherish within my soul,
How much I love you... you'll never really know.
You bring a joy to my heart I've never felt before,
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794 NE 521st STREET
OLD TOWN, FL 32680
The holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as

Certificate No.: 208
May 30, 2001
Description of Property:

Parcel No. 19-13-12-2994-0000-0170
Lot 17 and the South One Half of Lot 16,
per the official plat thereof on file and of
record in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Dixie County, Florida.
*Edward H. and Sandra L. Baker
General Delivery, Suwannee, FL 32692
*Edward H. & Sandra L. Baker
1139 Blufield Avenue,
Brandon, FL 33511

WARNING: Said property being in the County
of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Dixie


Address Unknown
AS WELL AS any and all other part
claiming by, through, under, or against L,
DAVIS or his heirs, administrators a
assigns, as well as all parties having
claiming to have any right, title or interest
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
foreclose a mortgage encumbering
following property in Dixie County, Florida,
The Northeast '/ of the NE 'A of GovernmE
Lot 10 in Section 24, Township 9 Sou
Range 13 East, Dixie County, Florida a
except the Northerly 50 feet there
containing 4.678 acres, more or less.
Also included is a 1967'Lamp mobile hor
ID No. 6132, Title 2999859 located thereon
(Parcel No. 24-09-13-4390-0000-0680)
has been filed against you and you a
required to serve a copy of your writi
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney, who
address is Post Office Box 1354, Bronsi
Florida 32621, on or before February
2006, and file the original with the Clerk
this Court either before service on Plainti
attorney or immediately thereafter, other
a default will be entered against you for t
relief demanded in the Complaint or petition

County Courthouse on January 31, 2006 at DATED this 9Th day of January, 2006.
11:00 A.M.

DATED this December 21, 2005.
Joe Hubert Allen,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Dixie County, Florida 32628

CASE NO.: 05-0219-CA


Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 41"
day of January, 2006 and entered in Case
No. 05-0219 CA, of the Circuit Court of the 3rd
Judicial Circuit in and for Dixie County,
Florida, wherein HOMEQ SERVICING
Plaintiff and LEOLA E. SNEDEKER;
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
CROSS CITY, FL at the Dixie County
Courthouse, in CROSS CITY, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 3r day of February, 2006,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:

/4 OF THE SW 'A, 369.98 FEET FOR A
NORTH OD 14'24" WEST; 301.50 FEET;
34'38" WEST, 301.49 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89D27'18" EAST, 148.76 FEET
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 contact Jerry Prater at
(352) 498-1246 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 4th day of January, 2006.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
Case No. 05-0282-CA
FLORIDA 12, INC., a Florida corporation,


Clerk of Court
By: Christie Johnson, Deputy Clerk

Notice is hereby given that The Town
Horseshoe Beach, Florida will meet with I
Dixie County Board of Coui
Commissioners on February 2, 2006, at 9:
A.M. at the Board's Meeting Room in I
Dixie County Courthouse, 214 NE 351 Hw
Cross City, Florida. The purpose of I
meeting is to discuss the Town's acquiring
acres from the county and also a discuss
of the terms of any interlocal agreement I
parties shall enter into concerning the Tow

All members of the public are welcome
attend. Notice is further hereby give
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, th
any person or persons deciding to appeal a
matter considered at this public hearing
need a record of the hearing and may need
ensure that a verbatim record of t
proceedings is made, which record include
the testimony and evidence upon which t
appeal is to be based.

DATED this 13Th day of January, 2006,
SHEILA BROWN, Town Clerk of Horsesh
Beach, Florida.
The Early Learning Coalition of the Natu
Coast will be facilitating the Tri Coun
Advisory Council Meetings on the second
Thursday of the month from 9:30a.m. th
11:30a.m. The February 9, 2006 meeting w
be held at the Capital City Bank, 2012
Young Blvd, Chiefland, FL. 32626, beginning
at 9:30a.m.


by Leanne Ely

Last week, I wrote about the importance of a
good pantry (that would include your food
cupboard, fridge and freezer). I even gave you a great name for it- the
Perpetual Pantry. A Perpetual Pantry can help you get lunch together in
no time flat, crank out a good healthy breakfast and do dinner, too. It's an
ties important tool in everyone's home.
V. But just like a bookshelf can be bursting with books making the
nd shelf's contents nearly unusable, so can a pantry shelf be bulging with
or stuff that turns your most important dinner (and other meal) producing
I in asset into a land fill. There are boxes of half eaten cereal, bought on sale
(with a coupon) that the kids gave the big thumbs down to and it's been
to sitting there, taking up precious space, for well over six months. Well
the guess what? You need a bona fide Pantry Boogie! This stlff's gotta go! I
to- bet if you look at the cereal shelf, you'll find a few boxes with about a
bowl full left in each. If you're lucky, you might even find some leftover
crackers that you used over the holidays for entertaining left open (don't
uth, you hate it when the inner bag isn't rolled down to keep them fresh?).
and Take a quick 15 minute break to spiff up your pantry (set your timer!).
eof The tomatoes could be hanging out with the tuna for all you know. You
need to separate out your food (like with like) so you can find what you
need! Getting your pantry 'in order can be a bit of a treasure hunt too, you
me, might find a few things you bought that you really didn't need to-you just
couldn't find them before because they were sitting on another shelf or
behind something else.
are I will sometimes have my kids help me unload groceries and though
ten I've given them a personally guided tour through my nifty, organized
J. pantry, they're not as readily paying attention to what goes where, so it's
0se a good idea to go back in on occasion for a quick straighten up. This is
13, simply hot spot prevention in the pantry.
of The other part of the equation to this pantry boogie is finding the stuff
off's you know you will never eat in a million years. You know what I'm
ise talking about the canned veggies missing the label, the old dented cans in
he the back of the cupboard and the hearts of palm or other gourmet goodie
that you have no idea why you bought it in the first place. This stuff must
go! Anything decent and still edible can be taken to a food bank, but the
rest must simply go in the trash. This stuff counts as pounds, too ladies!
And while it might not be the same weight wise as dumping an old
appliance, it still counts and the thrill you will experience when seeing
your pantry logically arranged and ready to work for you will bring you
indescribable joy. Okay, slight exaggeration maybe, but for me, my neat
and spiffy pantry does bring a sense of calm because I can navigate
through my cooking duties better knowing what is (and what isn't) there.
So get moving in your pantry with a couple of bags one for the food
of bank and one for the trash can. Organize your pantry by putting like
the together with like: all your baking supplies together in one spot, all your
nty canned goods, all your get the picture. You too, will
:00 experience the pleasure of a perpetual and pleasing pantry when you take
the these steps to get it all cleaned up and working for you like it should be.
the For more help putting dinner on your table check out her website ).
15 or her Saving Dinner Book series
ion published by Ballentine.
the Copyright 2006: Leanne Ely Used by permission in this publication.
$10,000 Cutest Pet Photo Contest

oen Open To Dixie County Residents
any The International Pet Owners Club is proud to announce that
will over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in the 2006 Spring
to Cutest Pet Photo Contest.
he Pet owners from the Dixie County area are welcome to win
Jes their share of the prizes. The deadline for the contest is February
he 281t. The contest is open to everyone and entry is free. "Every pet
owner has at least one photo that shows just how cute their pet is,"
by stated Rosa Bonbeur, contest chairman. "When people learn about
oe the contest, they get excited about the chance at winning and the
potential for national attention," continued Bonbeur.
To enter, send one photograph (full color or b/w) size 8" X 10"
or smaller. All photo entries must include the photographer's name
re and address on the back. Photographs should be sent to: 2006
dty Spring Photo Contest-c/o The International Pet Owners Club, P.O.
ru Box 1748, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Entries must be postmarked by
mill February 28"'. 2006. You may also submit your photo directly
N. online at ww \v.cultcspetcontest.conl.
ng The International Pet Owners Club is an organization dedicated
to bringing pet owners from around the world together for fun and
fellowship. Membership in the club is not necessary to participate.

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The word philippic, meaning "a bitter attack in words,"
comes from the Philippics, speeches by the ancient
Greek orator Demosthenes against Philip II of Macedonia.

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Springhouse Quilter's News

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The first meeting of 2006 for Springhouse Quilters was held
on Tuesday, January 10 with 47 members and quests present.
Anna Gilliam opened the meeting with a welcome and new years
wishes to all for a successful 2006 quilting year. There were 8
guests in attendance with most of them joining Springhouse
Quilters. Visitors are always welcome at the meetings.
Gloria Sutton, block-of-the-month chairlady, presented a
sample of the January block; a pierced star. This block is similar
to the Ohio Star but has a ray of "light" piercing the upper right
comer of the block. Gloria challenges each member to make a
sample of each month's block and by the end-of-year; a total of 12
blocks would be finished. This would be enough blocks to
assemble into a medium size quilt.
Stephanie Metts, Owner of the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop,
will present the January workshop; "Mett's Surprise." At
present, 25 members have signed to attend the workshop. There
will also be a luncheon on this workshop day, January 24.
Meeting time for the workshop will be 9:00 AM.
It was surprising to see so many beautiful show-and-tell
projects completed since the December 5 meeting. Quilt ladies
stay busy and always have a project in progress. In fact, most of
us have more than one project in progress at all times and always
just waiting to begin another one. A new piece of fabric or pattern
is all a quilter needs to start another quilt project.
Hostess for 2006, Norma Birman, along with a group of
volunteers, did a great job in preparing and hosting the 30-minute
social time prior to the meeting.
Diane Schweder reminded the new members of the beginner
classes scheduled to being on January 19 at 9:00 AM, for the day
group members, and at 6:45 PM on January 24, for the night
Our 2004-5 president, Kay Fales, was absent from the
meeting. Kay has been on the sick list for the last 10 months.
We all at Springhouse, support the Fales family and wish for Kay
the very best.
For additional information on Springhouse Quilters contact
Anna Gilliam, 463 7922, Lois Scott, 463 2207, or any member of
Springhouse Quilters.
Lois Scott, Publicity

Rotary Club To Sponsor

Community Wide Shower Drive
The Dixie County Rotary Club has announced a Community
Wide Shower Drive to benefit the New Life Pregnancy and
Resource Center in Cross City. Baskets have been placed in many
locations around Cross City including: Dixie County Property
Appraiser's office, Anne G Hodges, CPA, Dixie County Library,
Badcocks, Jerry Hill Insurance, Mane Connection, and area
Items needed include crib blankets, receiving blankets, diapers,
bottles, onesies, digital thermometers, booties, crib sheets and
bassinet sheets, bibs, diaper bags, preemie clothes, baby clothes
(size birth to 9 months) socks, shoes, gowns, sleepers.
Disposable items needed include powder, shampoo, lotion, q-
tips, cotton balls.
Baby equipment includes cribs, bassinets, playpens, bouncy
seats, walkers, high chairs, strollers, changing tables, baby swings,
and other baby furniture.
New or like new maternity clothes can also be used.
The New Life Pregnancy and Resource Center is located at,64
SE 9th Avenue in Dr Thomas' old office just behind First Baptist
Church. The goal of the pregnancy center is to offer mothers in
crisis the support and counseling they need to bring their
pregnancy to term. The Center operates as a non profit
organization with its own board of directors. The center has
recently been remodeled to make it a warm and loving source of
help for soon to be mothers.
The. shower drive will continue throughout January and
February, culminating in a Shower-Open house at the New Life
Pregnancy and Resource Center on Sunday, February 26, from 2-4.
Please help the Dixie County Rotary Club help the New Life
Pregnancy and Resource Center stock its shelves with items
needed to help new mothers get a loving start with their new


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3-Gal. $14.00
Peach, Pear, Plum, Apple,
Nectarine, Persimmon
Camellias 3 Gal. $8.00
Roses $8.00;
Pansies 9 Pk. $2.50
A & K Nursery
Tues. Sat., 9 5
Next To County Health Dept.
(352) 356-1189
CANOPY BED and mattress,
bed spread, etc. New condition.
Call Sharon McCall (386) 294-
Revo Pride, newly reconditioned, 2
new batteries, paid $2,100, asking
$800.00 OBO. Call (352) 498-
5320. Ask for Wade or Cathy.
the 1/4, /2 or whole, $1.10 per Ib live
weight. Ray or Anne Hodges,
Evergreen Farm 352-542-7135.
ACCESSORIES All types of John
Deere clothing, also sell Dixie
Outfitters & Dixie Girls. Featured at
Hairmasters in Old Town, call
Alyce (352) 498-3275.
HAVE FUN with Nancy at Nancy's
Ceramic. Get your Christmas gifts
early. Hours 9-5, M-W. You
purchase bisque, she supplies all
your painting needs and know how
for only $4.00, (352) 542-2955.
FOR SALE 1985 Toyota Truck
Bed, very good condition, $250.00
OBO. Call Joe after 5:00 PM, (352)
white, excellent condition,
$5,000.00, (352) 498-5248 or (352)

Grooming Shop open in Chiefland,
January 3rd. Paradise Pef Palace -
352-493-0606... .2

Work Wanted I sit With Elderly
and Handicapped people. Call 386-
person to care for your elderly
love one; house keeping & run
errands. Have references. Call
(352) 682-7218.

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positions available at Newberry
terminal. COMMERICAL
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LABOR Driver's license a must!
Labor (fencing), no exoerience
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pipe layers, concrete finishers and
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- The.', Dixie County Health
Department is seeking an OPS
(temporary) Health Support
Technician to work in the School

Health Program. 35 hours per
week. High School diploma or its
equivalent required. Certified
Nursing Assistant or equivalent
certification required. Salary will be
$8.00 per hour.. Must be
fingerprinted. May be required to
work extra hours or days in the
event of an emergency. Please
submit a completed State of Florida
application by 1/26/06 to Dixie
County Health Department, 149 NE

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DRIVERS for Cross City area.
$1,000 sign on bonus. Local runs
$575-$675, home nights, health/life
insurance available. 401K, paid
vacation, weekly performance
bonus,$500 quarterly safety/perf.
bonus, DOT Insp. & Driver referral
bonus. Call Wallace at 800-808-


Accounts Payable/Property
Clerical accounting work involving
a wide range of duties to support
the College's system of financial
resources involving but not limited
to accounts payable, property
records maintenance, subsidiary
ledger maintenance and data entry.
High School graduate (or
equivalent) plus three years of
business office experience, one of
which is in accounting. Must be
computer literate and experienced
in word processing and data
spreadsheets. Must be able to
perform manual labor and lift 35
lbs correctly.
Salary: $19,602.00 annually-plus
Position closes: January 31,2006.
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment -

+ 1 CoNIIJily [OLtLEG
Computer Programmer
Developing, modification, and
maintenance of application
software. Writing, testing,
debugging and documenting
computer programs. Knowledge
of HTML.C++, and COBOL.
Sachelor's degree in computer
D science or related area preferred;
or associate's degree in computer
science or related area, plus three
years programming experience.
Salary: $33,528 annually plus
Deadline to apply: Application
review begins February 1, 2006
College application required.
Position details and application
available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment

Lake City
Community College
(168-duty days-Tenured Track) To
Commence August 2006
Master s Degree with at least 18
graduate hours in discipline.
Application .Deadline: Review of
applications will begin February
15, 2006. Persons interested
should provide application, vita,
and photocopies of transcripts. All
foreign transcripts must be
submitted with official translation
and evaluation. Salary based on
education and experience.
Position details and applications
available on web at

Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR,
SHC 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 Opportunity.
APARTMENT in Steinhatchee.
One block north of Fiddlers
Restaurant. $250 a month plus
utilities. Security deposit required.
Call Pam at (352) 498-7770 or
(423) 870-5072.
3BR/2B doublewide on 2 acres. A
must see to appreciate; with too
many extras to list. Located in
Rambling Woods Subdivision. A
true steal at $151,500.00 Call Lois
at 542-7835 or 354-5341.
1986 MH.- 2BR, 1B, no land, must
move $1,900:00. CASH ONLY,
(352) 498-3035.
bath, on Hollis Chewing Road, off
US 19, Cross City. Call 498-2574.

LAND FOR SALE 2.5 acres
located in very nice area in Old
Town, $35,000.00. Also, 2.36
acres close to town, $35,000.00.
Call Lois at (352) 542-7835 or
(352) 354-5341.
parcels of land and have been
thinking of selling? Have you
wondered how much it is worth?
We are based in South Florida, and
have national and international
buyers ready to purchase your
property for more than appraised
value. Call me .today for a FREE
property appraisal. Let me show
you how much you can get for your
land! Maria Gomez, Keller Williams
Realty, (305) 761-4371,
commercial expert(

1.75 ACRES Approximately on
the Steinhatchee River consisting
of two lots in Mingo Acres,
surrounded by conservation area.
Has well, electric, and septic hook-
up. Priced at $199,000. Additional
lot for sale in Mingo Acres on
creek, asking $50,000. Call
Michael or Margie at (813) 881-

HOME FOR SALE 1,900 sq.
ft., 5-year-old 3BR/IB on 3
acres. A must see to appreciate. -
$160,000.00. Located in Cross
City. (352) 542-7835 or (352)

RENT on Hwy. 19 in Cross City!
Formerly a beauty shop & clothing
store! Only $500.00 per month.
Call Elaine Ewart, Realtor, Smith &
Associates, Inc/GMAC. Call (352)
FOR RENT Office Space/Retail
Space on busy US 19. Call Phillip
for details. (352) 493-1069.

Wisdom is avoiding every
thought which weakens
-Wayne W. Dyer


frame home to be moved. 352-

home or mobile home in Old Town
area willing to pay up to $375.00
per month. Please call (352) 210-
only no camp! Just lease. Can be
transferred to your club. First
$4,500 cash. Call between 6:00
PM 9:00 PM, (352) 542-9291.
8:30 till, on US 19 beside the old
Nugget Store. Julie Herring
Individual counseling and support
groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services
are confidential and free. Contact
any of our Outreach offices at (352)
486-3305, (352) 498-1293, (386)
758-4843 or (386) 792-2747 for an
appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-hour
crisis lines, Sexual Assault 1-866-
875-7983, Domestic Violence 1-
800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in Steinhatchee,
AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
INC. New construction, additions,
remodeling, decks, pole barns, etc.
Licensed & Insured RG 0066812,
Owner Tim Daughtery (352) 486-
types of fencing no job too big or
small. FREE ESTIMATES, call
Dean (352) 498-3275.

A&B SAWYERS Sawmill,
portable custom cutting available.
FREE estimates. Turn your own
trees into lumber. (352) 356-38P0 -
leave message.
Home repairs, remodeling, roofing
and tractor work. FREE estimates,
call 352-949-4014.

Electric, plumbing, painting, mobile
home repair, flooring, carports,
remodeling & sliding. Call Ray or
JT (352-542-9044).


WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4-inch
well drilling -Pump Sales, Repair &
Service -Water Conditioners, Iron
Filters, Sulphur Removal & Water
Softeners -State Lic. #2632- now
accepting MC/Visa/Discover. (352)
BAD WATER? Iron-free's Own
High Purity MANDOX Wide
Spectrum/Triple Action Filtration
System Removes Iron, Tannin,
Sulfur, Manganese, Turbidity, Bad
Taste, Bad Odor. Kills Bacteria. No
More Stained Fixtures, Dingy
Clothes. Low Cost, Low
Maintenance, guaranteed. Call

Hwy. CR 351 ** Cross City, FL 32628
Ph. (352) 498-3328 ** FAX (352) 498-5722
Subject to availability and qualifications.
Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company,
Northbrook, Illinois.
@2002 Allstate Insurance Company

& Insured
License #0404

today for FREE WATER TEST. No
obligation. $795 to $1995. IRON-
INC., Roy Jones, Opr. Mgr. (352)
542-9817, Tim Mead, Rep. (352)
542-1759, or 1-800-437-1128
0026232. Call (352) 542-8592.
017140, Custom homes, built on
your lot. Precision Development,
P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
Old Town, (352) 542-8416.
HEADSTONES from $200.00 up.
4 corner stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432.
Ben Barber, Jr.



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Train in Florida
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistance
Associated Training Services


(352) 498-0649
Cell (352) 210-0415

T Residential & Commercial
SService Work & New Construction
Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

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

White's Pump Service

Pump Repairs All Makes & Models

Submersible Pumps Pool Pumps (,
Water Softeners Iron Filters y
Serving The Tri-County Area ,
Over 25 Years Experience

Garland White (352) 542-0065


Hang, Tape, Texture

Dale D. Petty

P. O. Box 49
Steinhatchee, FL 32359

Home (352) 498-6036
Cell (352) 578-5148



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

Call For Estimate
Old Town
(352) 542-2696
or Toll Free 1-888-907-ROOF (7663)
Lie. # CCC1325594



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*Foundations *Driveways
*Sidewalks *Patios





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Allstate Insurance Company

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Accessories at Discount Prices

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Cut to your desired lengths delivery service
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Special trims and flashings made.
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Toll Free 888-393-0335

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This week's Dixie'Sighting occurred at the Dixie County Advocate office. The Blue Jay shown
perched atop a radio flew in for a rest and apparently some entertainment last week. It took some
coaching, but the large bird was shown the route back to the door from which it came. Before
leaving it took a grand tour of the old building, including the editor's office.
The Blue Jay inhabits much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States and Canada. In Florida
the Blue Jay is a year-round resident. Not only do they live in populated areas, which they have
adapted very well too, but hardwood swamps, hammocks, pine flatwoods, mixed forests, and
sandhills. It's preferred food is acorns and other seeds or nuts and will pick the sunflower seeds
from birdseed mixtures. They will also take small animals prey, such as insects, bird eggs and
nestlings, lizards, toads and rodents. Perhaps that is one reason why they have a reputation of being
a bully and highly aggressive.
The Blue Jay usually lays 4 or 5 eggs, ranging in color from greenish, bluish, or buffy and has
brown spots. The incubation period is 16 to 18 days. Both parents feed and protect their young until
they leave the nest at around 17 to 21 days of age.
Its "jay, jay, jay" call is well known, however these clever birds have been known to imitate the
call of a Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, and Osprey.
How do we know all this.. .well, a little bird told us.
The' Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings
column. Call or send your Sightings IN DIXIE COUNTY, to 352-498-3312 or e-mail the picture and
information to news(idca,iadocate.inet.

DCSO Conducts Warrants Sweep

Pictured above are (left to right): Arestee Troy Luce, DCSO Investigator Johnny Valentine, K-9 "Buck" and
CRCCI Officer Keith Cooper.
Dixie County Sheriffs Office Investigators wooded area where he was apprehended.
and Deputies had a busy day on January 12, Sheriff Dewey Hatcher would like to than
2006, as they conducted a Felony Warrants his investigators, deputies, corrections staff, anc
Sweep throughout the county. DCSO Deputies the CRCCI K-9 Unit for their hard work and
apprehended six subjects with arrests made in dedication for a successful day.
Suwannee, Old Town, and Cross City. DCSO will continue to pursue wanted felons
Deputies had one short foot pursuit that led and anyone with information on the
to Cross City Correctional Institute K-9 Unit whereabouts of a wanted felon should contact
and K-9 "Buck" tracking the subject into a the Sheriff's Office at 352-498-1220.


Care Fo- The 2220 N. Young Blvd. ** CHIEFLAND
Entire Family f (across from Wal-Mart)

Dr. Bennitt Patterson

Licensed Massage Therapist
Available On Location
Lic. # MMW612

X-rays & Physical Therapy
Available On Location
US 19

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*Major Medical
*Most HMO's & PPO's
*Personal Injury/Auto
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Mon., Wed., & Fri. -- 9AM Noon & 2PM 6PM
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Fixed Rates Available

*Purchase, Refinance & Cash Out
*Conventiorlal, 1-4 Single Family Homes
*New Construction
*Manufactured Homes
investmentt Property
*First, Second, & Home Equity Lines
of Credit

Bill Deen, Brenda Wilkerson
& Phillip Wheeler
Licensed Mortgage Brokers

Ph. (352) 463-1313

FAX (352) 463-1318

apply online at:

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723 E. Wade Street
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