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Dixie County advocate
Place of Publication:
Cross City Fla
Rose O. Chavous
Creation Date:
October 25, 2007


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City Officials and contractors gathered at the Cross City Water Treatment Facility for the groundbreaking ceremony.

O n Monday. October 22., 2007
folks gathered at the water
treatment plant behind City Hall
for a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Town of Cross City is prepar-
ing to begin construction on an
addition to Ihe water treatment
plant. They will be injecting sodi-
um permanganate at the begin-
ning of the treatment process in
order to reduce the amount of or-
ganic matter in the water prior to
If you have read the various wa-
ter analysis' that have been being

published you may have noticed
that THIM trihalomethaness')
counts have been slightly higher
than they could be. What you may
not know is that the THMs are not
coming from the actual ground
water. they are a result of a reare
tion between chlorine and bio-
matter: This is not an unusual oc-
currence. However, to comply w ith
DEP standards. Cross City will be
injecting sodium permanganate
into the watel: not to remove
THI\ls from the water: but to pre.
vent them from being there in the
first place.

The chemical will be subsequent-
ly filtered out. and then the water
will be treated with chlorine as
usual. The City %w ill also be adding
an aeration tower as an additional
buffering device.
According to Mike Cassid-,: the
project w ill be substantially com-
plete by February 2008. The pro.
ject w\ill not only reduce the quan-
tity of THMNs in our water. but will
also help to improve w after clarity
and taste.
by Eli Loy

Soium permangariate is a strong ox- ,
iking agent with a unique affinity or. j
o -dizing organic compounds contain -
ingcaon-carbon double bonds, ald-
y groups or hydroxyl groups. Asan
,hile, the permanganate ion s:
Sa to the electrons in
LdM e'bonds found in many organkil,-
1_haloel tanes are formed as a.
r ,i.uct Vhen chlonne or bromni'.-
tb dllrf-t water for drir'l,
!1t; y result from the reaction of chlo
rihe andlor bromine with ornic ma
in.the water being treated. The THMs
1'duced may have adversehealth
::E, at high concentrations. In the
'Un t f Staes. the EPA limits the total';
rcentration of chloroform, bromo-
fo btromooichloromethane. anddl-
bromochloromethare to 80 parts per.'
Million n tvated water. This numbered -I-
'aed"tal trihalomethanes" (TTiHM):.


i .. ariah Hamilton is
'i the daughter of Chad and
i Shana Hamilton. Chad
works as the therapist at
,' I Cross City Correctional.
" Shana was a respiratory
therapist, but had to stop
working in order to care for
SMariah's health needs.
SThey live in a modest house
in Cross City and are quiet,
private people who do not
make a large production
over their problems.
They've been trying to han.
die an impossible financial
and emotional bluden with
little help They're mny
fi iends. I'm awfully proud to
be able to say that, because
they're the strongest peol)le
I've ever met. Mariah is the
sweetest kid: she handles
the difficult hand dealt to
her with a simple grace.
and an enthusiasm fobr life
I that only kids have.

They'd never ask for it for themselves, but they need help. Mariah is facing (yet)
another horrid, unimaginable surgery in March. Stated plainly they're going to
have to remove her spine, pull all of the twisted muscles off of it, straighten it, and
put it back. Mariah's delicate heart condition makes this even more dangerous.
She's in constant pain and her mother is on a cross-country pilgrimage to mas-

by Kathy McKinney
sage therapists and specialists in an ef-
ftbrt to find some sort of help for her
daughter The expenses are prohibitive
for a family living on a single State pay-

Mamrah needs to have special blood
banked for her surgery Six very healthy
0+ donors are needed who are willing to
travel to St Petersburg Children's Hospi-
tal on a day in February to donate so that
there will be time to "clean" the blood
0..:,'.., and make stue that it's perfect for Mari-
.ah and ready for her day of surgery in
SMarch. She needs a'bone marrow and
vertebraedonor who is aperfectmatch.
S' afterr the surgery she will be unable to
Sdo any sort of physical activity for a
24.w, ,V V year: She's an active girl who chafes at
.-I lying inbed all day Alaptop computer
would help her to continue her home-
schooling while confined and to have
,.- some sort of recreation to keep her occu-
Dixie County is fullof big-heartedpeo-
S pile. There are church groups, dubs, and
ui iter amiat organizations with fund-raising know-
how If you can help, with money or as a
blood donors please contact the Advocate. We will be setting up a fund to help the
Harmiltons. If you can't help in that way please consider becoming an organ donot
Every day kids like Mariah are saved by the generosity of people who donate.
Mariah's story, as told by her mother, is on Page 7.

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Viewpoints & Opinions

Letters TO

The Editor

The Dixie County Advocate
174 NE 351 Hwy.
P.O. Box 5030* Cross City, FL 32628
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Hurricane control?

When I was doing on-air work in radio, one of my favorite pastimes
was forecasting the weather. I kept tuned to National Weather Service radio, a
very useful source of information. More about NWS directly
Quite some years prior to this,JI was working at Tampa television sta-
tion WTVT (CBS-13 then, FOX-13 now). The head man in our weather department
was Roy Leep. (Actually, his first name was Lofly but Roy sounded more authori-:
tative on the air.)
Roy didn't like it when you called his segment of the news block a
"show," Too undignified. So, guess what everybody called it. Salty Sol Fleischman
used to rag him about it all the time, So naturally, I kept it up when I got into ra-
dio. I would sometimes call that little feature the "weather show," just hoping that
Roy (by that time retired) might be driving up US 19 and tuning in a local station.
Putting weather on the air was fun, especially when the National
Weather Service hired a fellow with a thick Latin accent. We nicknamed him
"Chico," He knew his stuff, but sometimes it sounded comical and we would
record him and put segments of his forecast on the air. (No doubt, he would have
considered my clumsy attempts at Spanish clumsy as well.)
NWS radio was accurate, but not infallible. In October of 1996, Tropi-
cal Storm Josephine was forecast to hit in the western panhandle area, a prime
target for tropical systems. I was staying right with the NWS releases and telling
our audience that the storm was headed in the general direction of Panama City
when the phone rang and it was the sheriff's office telling me that Josephine was
at that very moment making landfall in the vicinity of Keaton Beach. The
NWS folks weren't too happy with the editorial comments we broadcast concern-
ing their failure to stay on top of that one.
All of which only goes to show you that you never know what a hurri-
cane is going to do, Remember Hurricane Charlie in 2004? It was headed
up the Gulf, taking aim at the Levy-Dixie region when it hung a hard right and
demolished Port Charlotte,
So, hurricanes are unpredictable, Like we didn't know, Only now, some
scientists have come up with the idea'that they can divert a hurricane away from
its landfall target. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this, but basically it
amounts to dropping powdery black stuff like soot or ground up tires on the hur-
ricane, causing it to absorb more of the sun's heat and thus weaken and change
Would it work? I dunno. Neither does anybody else at this point. It's
just an idea. Rush Limbaugh went on at some length about why he thought it
wouldn't work, and he might be right. But why not give it a shot? After all, we're
talking about dropping something real cheap out of an airplane onto a hurricane,
so why not try it and see what happens?
The first reports I read expressed some concern that after this process,
when the hurricane did make landfall, wherever the damage was done people and
local governments would file lawsuits pointing out that the damage they sus-
tained was not an act of God, but the result of a government agency manipulat-
ing the weather.
Despite my prior pretenses, I am not really a weather expert. However
it has occurred to me that hurricanes do not originate on land. Rather they start
as puny little disruptions in large bodies of water far from land, like the Atlantic
Meteorologists know the moment these little systems develop and they
track them moment by moment from then on. So, why not zap the little nuisances
while they're still small and far from land, at the same time sending what's left of
them further out into the Atlantic, or in the case of systems developing in the
Caribbean, to Cuba?
If that impacts hurricane activity inlfavor of land-dwelling species,
then the idea has merit, So, why not give it a try? I'd even be willing to donate a
few old tires to the effort,

This Tuesday afternoon a-vehicle rolled over it's parking log and into the wall of the Dollar General Store in Cross City We
,are unsure as to the cause of the accident, or the driver, but the vehicle sustained little, if any damage. It seems that the worst
damage was done to a trash can sitting nearr the store's entrance.


ir-t Grade teachei- Kristen-McCaskll and Maureen Cravey
supported Red Ribbon Week in their mix match clothes I
couldn't tell if Mrs. Cravey is a seminole or gator?

These students were the winners for Tuesday's mix and match day
Front row left to right: Rebecca Strickland, Kaitlyn Stephens, Chaney
Leach, Wayne Forehand, Karlee Bowling, Aliyah Bradley Second row
left to right: Rance Free, Michael Williams, Laura Hendricks, Jontavi-
ous Paige, Morgan Besterman Third row: Lindsey Missildine, Rebecca
Norris, Alexis Jerrells Fourth row: Whitney Keen, Allison Peacock
and Robert Wetzel

Captain Chad Reed anamd Sbherit- Lepwey -atchter display a
banner as part of Red Ribbon Week to remind students to
remain drug free.

If you would like to send a letter to the editor, please mail it to editor at P.O. Box 5030, Cross i

32628. You can also mail your letters to For consideration to be include
you must include your correct name,

Remem6er, we love to fearfrom you.Xeep those

letters to tfie editor coming your input is tfie

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Page 3

Thursday October 25, 2007

Law Enforcement




On October 20, 2007 as Officer
Matthis was beginning his shift he
spoke with a resident of Cross City
The resident informed him that he
observed a black, 4-door, Honda
Acura travelling at an excessive
speed past his house. The resident
further stated that they were con-
cerned about the vehicle's speed, as
there were children riding bicycles
on the road near the house.
According the the witness, there
was talk in the neighborhood about
the Acura might be stolen, and di-
rected the officer to the location
where the vehicle was parked. Upon'
arrival at the residence, Officer
Matthis foud the car to be backed
into the driveway The Officer did
not enter the premise, but did peri-
odically return to see if the vehicle
had been moved in such a way that
he could record the tag number of the
As Officer Matthis' shft ended he
contacted Officer Edmonds, and,
Deputy King, advising them of the

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situation with the. vehicle. Deputy
King contacted Matthis via cell
phone at 8:00 P.M. and advised
him that the vehicle was, in fact,
reported stolen to the Dixie Coun-
ty Sheriff's Department on Octo-
ber 18th. Deputy King further ad-
vised that he was going to attempt
to slet up surveillance.
At 10:00 P.M. Officer Matthis
signed back on to duty and assist-
ed the Dixie County Sheriff's De-
1-1 part m e n t in conducting surveil-
lance on the vehicle. Officer
SMatth is observed the vehicle trav-
S. sellingg on N.E. 226 Avenue at 10:52
P.M. at which time he followed the
-" vehicle and executed a traffic '
-". stop. Inside. he found Edwin Mau-
rice Collins in the drivers seat.
'^ Mr. Collins was subsequently
placed under arrest and taken to
.* 'the Di\ie County Jail. Riles Tow-
ing R\s called to the scene and r6-
moved the vehicle to the Dixie
CouInt\ Sheriff's Department and
placed in the impound yard.


ON, CR-55A

Thomas Kavey was travelling Northbound on CR-55A on Oc-
tober 19th at about 11:40 P.M. in the wrong lane. Travelling
Southbound in that very, same lane was Julius Micale. Mr.
Micale advised Trooper Sheheane that he flashed his lights at,
Mr. Kavey but was unable to get him to return to his own
lane. Mr. Micale took evasive action, but was not able to avoid
collision with Thomas Kavey's Dodge Truck. The Dodge's
right front slammed into the right Side of Mr. Micale's Ford
truck spinning it 180 degrees and knocking it to the Eastern
shoulder of the road. Mr. Kavey's truck, overturned landing
on its right side, and also coming to rest on the East shoulder
of the road. Mr. Kavey was charged with driving in the wrong


ON NE 582 ST
Mr. John Lubin was travelling West on NE 582nd Street when
he failed to execute a 90 degree turn to the left. According to
the report of Trooper Sheheane's report the Mercury was
travelling at approximately 55 miles per hour on a road that
has a posted speed of 35 miles per hour. Mr. Lubin's vehicle
travelled from the road into the woods, where its left front
collided with some small trees and came to rest. Mr. Lubin
was, charged at the scene with careless driving.

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October 24'.


*1 CB Ilk 0



Andrew is
serving inthe
U.S. Army,
stationed in
Ft. Jackson,
Love Always,

Look what the Suwannee Post-
master caught off of the bank
during her lunch break!

11Whereas Halloween occurs on a Church
Night (Wednesday) this year and as not to
interfere with such. I hereby declare the
"Official" Halloween observance within
the city limits shall be Tuesday, October
30th flomn 6p.m. until 8p.m.
I ask that. while trick-or-treating, you re-
spect the property of our citizens and
watch for children. Let's be safe above all

Kenneth "Tank" Lee
Town of Cross City

New Arrivals
or Just Because!
Deadline For
Display Ads:
Monday by 5 pm

Drop off your
photo and occasion
information at the
Advocate or e-mail to:

Do not go where
the path may lead,
go instead where
there is no path
and leave a trail.
--Ralph Waldo

Happy 5th


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Thursday October 25, 2007

Page 5


Thursday October 25, 2007

Announcements & Calendar of Events

M I^g ^ !i 0Mr049)' !,

Mrs. Hattie O'Steen turned
100 years old on Octo-
ber 24, 2007!

...|-:', There will be a party
held for Mrs. Hattie
S.on October 27, 2007.
Join us for a program
Sof music and singing
A' beginning at 12:00
noon Dinner will be
'^'ftaffiS0 0' .- 4 -, 4 _/\% .- -+ +LI-

served ai i:uu p.m. at tme
Church of God in Cross City.
All friends and family are invited to come
and join the celebration! No gifts please!



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'. --Benjamin

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Foil High Lights Great Haircuts!
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Men. Women and Kids! Open Monday Friday
Ruth Ann Lovelace *
Brittany Ward.

Down Home Days Just
Around the Corner
Down Home Days is rapidly ap-
proaching! Only 9 days until the
big event. The 23rd annual Down
Home Days arts and crafts festi-
val will be held on November 3,
2007. The annual event will be
held on the Community Church
of the Nazarene's 10 acres locat-
ed 2 miles west of the traffic
light in Trenton on State Road
26, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Applica-
tions are available now by con-
tacting John Yencho at 463-7282,
Bill Martin at 463-7439 or Merle
Goodrich at 463-1057. Sign up
now to reserve your booth.
Grief Support Groups Form-
ing-Free grief support groups
in the Tri-counties area. Free.
Anyone is welcome. Meetings
will be held in Cross City and
Williston. Williston Nursing
and. Rehabilitation- Tuesdays
from Oct. 2 to Nov. 13 from 2:30 to
4p.m. Please contact Anne E.
Stephenson; LCSW at (352) 493-
2333 for more information.
23rd Annual Down home
Days November 3,. 2007. The
host and location for this event
has changed but little else.
Trenton Community Church of
the Nazarene is the new' host
and the location is two miles
west of town on highway 26. The
idea is to allow craft vendors to
display and sell their crafts.
There will also be lots of music,
games for the kids, food vendors
and a chance to greet your
neighbors. This is a tri-county
event with a great history for
our area. On board already: a
petting zoo, several craft artists
and a rumor of an early "Stop-
by with Santa!" Interested ven-
dors please call Merle at 352-436-
Meals on Wheels in Suwan-
nee right now, there are no
Meals on Wheels community
serving site in Suwannee, Flori-
da. Still, there are many seniors
in the community that would
benefit from the service. A sur-
vey is being conducted by Dr.
Michael L. Lowery, Senior Pas-
tor at Suwannee Fellowship to
determine who and how many
in the Suwannee vicinity may
desire to receive the service and
how many volunteers may be
willing to help offer the pro-
gram. If you are a senior and in-
terested in receiving the Meals
on Wheels program, or would
like to volunteer in offering the
program, call 352-542-2656 or
email drpastor(,
383- Legionnaires' meetings are
3rd Wed. at 7pm; Auxiliary meet-

ings are 4th wed. at 7pm and
SAL meetings are 1st and 3rd
Monday at 7:30pm (of each
month). The Post canteen is
open every day 1Oam-10pm. For
more information call 542-2021
Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening
6:00 p.m US. 19. at
6:00 pm. -- snacks available. Free
coffee. Rosary every Tuesday at
3:00 pm. 352-498-5617
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across from Dixie Co. High
School. (352) 498-7776. UfL
New Here In Cross City XFFL
- Extreme Florida Football
(16 and up with parents permis-
sion) will be held on October
28th, from 5pm m- 7pm! For more
'information call Elaine 498-2691.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Loving Stitches Quilt Show -
October 26-27, First United
Methodist Church, presented by
the Springhouse Quilters Guild.
For more information call Ruth
at (352) 463-8804.

4th Annual Nature Coast
Birding 'and Wildlife Experi-
ence October 26-29, Activities
& schedule are listed on the
NCBWE website at www.ncb- or call (352) 543-5600
23rd Annual Down Home
Days Arts & Crafts Festival -
November 3, hosted by the Com-
munity Church of Nazarene
2659 SR 269 West 9:00am -
3:00pm. For more information
call John Yencho (352) 463-7282
or Merle Goodrich (352) 463-1057
Annual Shriners' Cane
Grinding November 19-23,
Shrine Club on Hwy 26 West.
Watch, learn and taste as the
fresh cane syrup is made. Also
call about the Thanksgiving din-
ner at the Shriner's Club on No-
vember 22! For more informa-
tion contact Bobby Heath
Firewalkers Legacy Inter-

Tribal POW WOW November
23-25, at Hart Springs, 10:00am-
till dark. Join the fun at the in-
ter-tribal celebration: full tradi-
tional attire, regalia, crafts, mu-
sic, drumming and dance. For
more information call Helen
Blair. (352) 463-7321,
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post #5625, Chiefland, would
like to announce the annual
Voice of Democracy and Patri-
ot's Pen Scholarship Awards.
Applications are available at the
local high and middle schools or
contact Jacob Wynn, 352-493-
1159 at the VFW.
The Voice of Democracy
theme for this year is "My Role
in Honoring America's Veter-
ans". Students in grades 9-12 are
encouraged to participate. Patri-
ot's Pen theme is "Why I A m an
American Patriot". Students in
grades 6-8 are encouraged to par-
ticipate. The deadline for both
contests is close of business, Oc-
tober 29, 2007. Please ensure all
tapes, and essays are turned in
to you school counselor or VFW
representative listed above.
Lake City, Fl- The Lake City
Community College (LCCC)
District Board of Trustees will
meet at 4p,m., Tuesday, Novem-
ber 13 in the LCCC Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees
'is appointed by the governor
and the trustees' term is for a
four-year period. Anyone in the
college's district may send a
nomination to the governor for
trustee appointments. LCCC is a
two-year community college lo-
cally governed and publicly sup-
ported. The college serves a five-
county district that includes
Baker, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, and Union counties.
LCCC is accredited by the Com-.
mission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools to award the
associate degree. A complete
agenda will be available prior to
the meeting. For more informa-
tion contact the public informa-
tion office at (386)754-4248.
ponds sensibly meets at St. Al-
ban's Church North Chiefland.
Hwy 19- Wednesday 10:30am for
more information 352-542-3131.
A special meeting of the
LCCC Foundation Property
Board has been scheduled for
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at
noon in the Lake City Communi-
ty College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information contact Mike
Lee, executive director of the
LCCC foundation at 754-4392 or

It's A 'Boy! _
Baby Shower for Vicky '
(iaginbotham on November lotui, '_ \' {f
2007 @ 3:00ooym at the Club t---
'1fouse of vtanatee Syrings pAts. ""
500, West 'Park Avenue, Chiefland Z/

CalC578-508/ for directions.
''o CocaC invitations willbe sent. ,TA.I
(fffriends ancdfamily are we(cone 9 -Y
to share the fun andexcitement with
Vicky on this syeciaClay. She is registeredat far-
get andwaCmart, under the name Asbell. ifoye to
see you there. We'llhave lots of fun!

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October 28,2007
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
(16 and up with parents permission)

Ms. Elaine 498-2691

Lisa Suggs, in reference to last

year's incident, you are invited to

give out candy, bring your own.

Give each person, any age, all

you want. I will let you use a

chair. Don't let the people down!

Linda Howell


Margie Valentine of Old Town shares with us
this pineapple grown in Old Town Hammock.
At the time of photo it was 6 inches long
and 16 inches round.

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f0 Local women are continuing to raise money to
successfully fight birth defects and infant mor-
tality as part of Mission Possible XV for the
March of Dimes effort to save babies.
In the 2007 Mission Possible campaign,
the March of'Dimes is inviting area families
"= '=,of babies born prematurely or other new-
born health problems to join Mission Possible as a
family team. By participating in Mission Possible and
joining the fight against prematurity and birth defects,
family teams can help bring hope to other families who
have a baby born prematurely or with a birth defect.
Anyone 'interested in joining Mission Possible should
contact the March of Dimes at 378 9522.
Mission Possible is a March of Dimes fundraising event
involving prominent female business and community
leaders in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. These se-
lected special agents are challenged to accomplish the
Mission Possible Assignment raise at least $500 in
each county to eradicate birth defects and infant mortali-
ty in our lifetime.
Money raised in the thirteenth annual Tri-County
Mission Possible Campaign will fund many programs for
healthier babies, including projects to promote prenatal
care and reduce premature births in the Dixie County
area. The Mission Possible planning, committee plans to
raise at least $40,000.
The Mission Possible special agents plan unique
fundraisers in their effort to help babies be born healthi-
er. In Dixie County, participants are planning fundrais-
ers at Anderson Elementary school, Ruth Rains Middle
school and Dixie County High school. Local banks and
businesses are selling bean bag babies and card stock,
pumpkins for the March of Dimes. Other participates are
writing letters to friends, family, and business associates.
The number of babies born prematurely (prior to
37 weeks gestation) reached a record high of 508,000 in
2004. Nationwide, the rate of premature births jumped up
33% since 1981. In 2005, 25 of the 195 babies born in Dixie
County were born prematurely. The Dixie County Health
Department recently received a March of Dimes funded
grant that provides funds for staff support and incen-
tives for a smoking cessation program for pregnant
women. This grant is part of the North Central Florida
Division local grants program annually presented by the
March of Dimes to community health agencies to im-
prove prenatal care in local communities.
The March of Dimes Birth is a national voluntary
health agency whose mission is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and
infant. For more information, visit the March of Dimes
Web site at or its Spanish Web site at

Ready, Set, Build!!! ,

Well, it is just about time to start building the firstTri-County Habitat house here inDixie ,
County. The location is on Hwy 351 near Hwy 349 by Two-Sisters and the EMS station. We are
still in desperate need of volunteers and donations. The donated items we still need prior to
construction are: electrical supplies, sheet rock, flooring, insulation, electrical supplies, fascia
and money. Some other essential items have already been donated and we are grateful for
those commitments. '
This house will be built using the following:
Eyes-To complete a vision
Ears-To'listen to a fellow neighbor
Nose-To sense direction
Mouth-To be a voice and care
Hands-To bring people together
Feet-To walk where led
Heart-Full of compassion
You, yes you, can make a huge difference in this project. There are some guidelines that must
be followed and they are: You must be 18yrs to be in the hard hat area and take the OSHA
safety class but only once per Habitat for Humanity guidelines. There will be a class on
Saturday, October 27, 2007 11am-lpm at the Good Lutheran Church in Chiefland (next to
Dakota Winery). If you are younger or don't want to build we can still use your talents and
compassion. We will have painting, cleaning, yard work, etc. Believe me when I say there will
be plenty to dol We are also in need of food to be delivered on the construction days for
several people to chow down on.
We would love for you to be included in this life changing event. You have just read about the
needed items for donation and volunteers so please call today and leave a message for a return
call so you can be part of this Dixie history! Thank you to all that have made commitments and
in advance to those that will be doing so. Contact: Connie 352-498-1117 leave msg If not
available. God bless.

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Former Teacher Donates Estate To Library

Mr John Richards, long-time welding and industrial
arts teacher at Dixie County High School, generously
left a 20% portion of his estate to benefit the Cross
City Library.

The library plans to spend a portion of the proceeds
on welding books, according to Librarian Mrs. Cindy
Bellot: Mr. Richards would have wanted it that way
and because "Welding was his thing."

The deed was presented at the County Commission
Meeting on Thursday evening.

Season Closes this Saturday Night
at Columbia Motorsports Park

Lake City, FL (Oct. 22, 2007) It is the last night of the 2007
racing, season at Columbia Motorsports Park. We would
like to thank everyone for supporting Columbia this year
and hope to see you back in 2008.

The final event of the year will be the Tommy Parker Modi-'
fled Memorial plus Sportsman, Pure Stock, a $250.00 to win
Bomber boat trailer/camper trailer race and a $250.00 to
Win Skid Car Race.

Pit gate opens at 4 pm with racing action at 7:30 pm.

Please come join us for the last night of racing at Columbia
Motorsports Park in 2007.


On Saturday, December 8th, the Historical Fort Fan-
ning Park will come alive with the sounds of music,
excitement and ooh's and aah's as many will come to.
see what has come to town! Make sure to bring a lawn
chair to sit and relax in, and in the evening please
bring a flashlight to help light your way around.
The many booths set up to show off their handiwork,
will tempt you with their beautiful work of art and
crafts. Here you can find an exciting gift for that spe-
cial someone on your gift list this year or maybe for
someone that seems to already'have EVERYTHING!!
But maybe not this particular item that seems to jump
out at you. As you wander through this beautiful park,
take a moment to listen to the great music coming
from the stage, or watch our wonderful dancers per-
form for you. Yes, this year we have a dance group
from Chiefland that will be performing at 11:00 A.M. on
stage. This group has some wonderful talent and will
amaze you with their routine.
Wander through the many Classic Cars that will be on
display for all to admire and judge. These beauties are
the pride and joy of their owners and to see how they
have either maintained or restored these oldies is




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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class James R. Payne
has graduated from basic military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied
the Air Force mission, organization, and military cus-
toms and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical training, rifle marks-
manship, field training exercises, and special training
in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn
.credits toward an associate degree through the Com-
munity College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Randall Payne of Barfield Road, Elgin,
S.C., and Vicki Watson of Old Town, Fla. Payne is a
2007 graduate of Sumter High School, S.C.


Chiefland's Christmas and Winter Festival' of 2007 is
shaping up, to take place on December 1. The activi-
ties will occur in downtown Chiefland, primarily
around the train depot at the Trailhead Park on High-
way 19 South.

The Festival will begin at 9:00 AM with arts and crafts,
food, music and song, and children's games. The light-
ed parade themed "A Season for Giving" marches at
6:00 PM, followed by the evening celebrations to in-
clude the lighting ceremony, caroling, and visits with.

Vendors, artists, fundraisers, entertainers, volunteers
are needed. Call the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber
of Commerce at (352) 493-1849.

Have you had problems parking at the
Jena Boatramp? Do you have pictures of
congested streets, lined with boats? If so,
the county needs your help in getting
grant money to remedy the situation.
Please e-mail picutres and stories to Thank you.

amazing. We thank the CFG Car Club for participating
With us this year, as this is a great draw for many peo-
ple to come. .
Grab a bite to eat from the yummy food vendors toa
keep up your energy so yoti can go over by the river at
3:30 to watch the Yellow Rubber Ducks race for the fin-
ish line. The Suwannee River Cruisers Boat Club are
selling these cute ducks, so make sure you get yours
picked out early. The 3 top winners receive some great
prizes for participating. This is a fund raiser for the .
Boat Club and they do a great job with this project.
The also do the lighted Christmas Boat Parade on the
Suwannee River. This gets underway at 6:30 PM.
Many of the entries are members of the Boat Club arid
we really appreciate their participation as well. There
is a lot of work put into decorating these boats, but oh
what a beautiful sight they are to see as they plow up
the river in the evening. Thousands line the banks of
, the river to see them in their glory. You can see flash-
lights and BIC lighters flashing along the banks, let-
ting the boaters know that they are enjoying the pa-
rade. With all of the colored lights on the boats, the
people on the boat cannot see out beyond, so this lets
them know you are there.
If you have not gotten your application in for a booth
for arts & crafts or food vendors and also to enter your
boat in the parade, call the Fanning Springs Chamber
office at 352-463-9089 or contact Velma at 352-339-2248.
Deadline to enter is December 3rd.


Thursday October 25, 2007

Dwianii.i Beach based SupportOurTroops.Org on October
12th -,hippii'id 1,(iii microwave popcorn packets with a val-
ue of $21, .io1i0 ri personal holiday boxes for Sailors and
Marines t.r% hi: in Southwest Asia. 11,000 holiday boxes
are bciii'. prep:uved, each containing 2 popcorn packets, 1
paperback book; 1 cross word puzzle or word matching
book; 2 cans of 'd.i juice: 2 bags of snack chips and cook-
ies; no-melt candies; lip balm; chewing gum; 1 60-minute in-
ternat ioiial pri-paid phone card; assorted toiletries; and a
holiday greet inig heard. This popcorn was purchased for the
troops by customers of the Cub Scouts' and Boy Scouts'
annual popcorn sale, as part of a program annual conduct-
ed by Scouting, the Trails End Popcorn Company, and Sup-
portOurTroops.Org. A real morale booster and something
nice form home for those who are half way away the world
protecting us and our families during the Christmas
season. Learn more about Operation Popcorn at www.Sup-
The new Florida -
Support Our LiLDAj#
Troops!, special-
ty license plate 1
will be available
for purchase at 1*
all tag offices .. W
October 29, 2007. W r ThlIt
"The money generated by the plate will be used to do many
good thing for the families of our deployed neighbors", said
Chairman Martin C. Boire. "It also helps us do good things
like these popcorn treats for the troops morale."

naunteV jfouse
The DCHS Sophomore class will be having
a Haunted House on November 1st. The
Haunted House will be at the Trail Rid-
ers' Club until 10:00 pm. The cost will be
$4.00 per person, for one trip
through. There will be
refreshments. Come .
and see if you can be
scared and help sup- J
port the- Sophomore
Class. It will. -
be good,
clean fun I
for all,,,
ages .
See you

7 PM Wed. 10-31st at American Legion Post
383 in Old Town 1297 NE 82 Ave. costume
prizes, raffles, food and more.


As told by her mother, Shana

n the winter of 1990 my assign-
ment was to the Neonatal ICU (NICU)
on the night shift. I was a licensed res-
piratory care practitioner. Each thera-
pist had on average of 10 to 15 neonates
(babies) to manage during the shift.
The NICU at Primary Children's Med-
ical Center was and still is a happening
place. I cared for neonates presenting a
wide diversity of birth
defects and syndromes. On one particu-
lar shift in the NICU, I clearly remem-,
ber having a conversation with one of
the nurses I was working with. We
were both assigned to take care of a
baby diagnosed with VATER Associ-
ation. This was the third VATER
case I had taken care of within a
week. While tending to the neonate,
I told the nurse that if I were to
have a baby with a syndrome, I
would pick VATER. She asked me
why? I told her that the anomalies
can be surgically corrected and the
children can lead normal lives.
Clearly, I was speaking from a clin i
cal point of view and ignorant to i he
emotional involvement. VATER As.-
sociation is not a diagnosis. It is a
combination of birth defects that
are associated. This means that they
tend to occur together. If a doctor ..
sees two of the birth defects, he/she ".S
knows to check the for other symp
toms of VATER.Association. The
cause or causes for this group are
unknown at this time. VATER Asso-
ciation occurs in 1 out of every 4,000
pregnancies. No environmental factors
have been shown to cause VATER Asso-
ciation. Nothing the mother did or did
not do during pregnancy has been
shown to cause VATER Association.
VATER or VACTERL stands for V
-vertebral (scoliosis, extra ribs), A-
imperforate anus (basically no bum
hole and underdeveloped sphincter
muscles), TE~ trachesophogeal fistula
(connection of the esophagus and tra-
chea), R- Renal (Multiple kidney
anomalies). Other organs can be in-
volved such as :C -cardiac, L~ limbs.
"God doesn't give us anything we can-
not handle. Be careful what you say He
is listening".(Italicized and in bold

I met my husband and we were mar-
ried in 1992. Shortly after we married
wemoved to another state upon his ac-
ceptance into a doctoral program.
Three years passed. We had just moved
back and I was excited to visit my ole'
buddies at the hospital where I had
worked. I met up with the nurse that I
had worked with, the nursed that I had
shared my thoughts about which
syndrome I would be willing to accept.
She had remembered my 'VATER
epiphany'. Several weeks after visiting
with her I received a phone
call. She told me that she had
a birth mother with her in the S
conference room at the hospi-
tal. Her baby had been dis- Co
charged. The birth mom was C
not married and had decided
in her 7th month that she PT
wanted to place her baby in a

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S family She wanted her baby to
have a mom and a dad. Some-:
thing she could not give her
baby When her daughter was
born with the diagnoses of VAC-
TERL Association the prospec-
tive family she had chosen
couldn't cope with the health is-
sues and backed out. This birth
mom came back to the hospital to see
my former co-worker for advice. As
they talked, the nurse had a strong im-
pression to call me My friend said, "
Shana this is a little girl with VAC-
TERL". I couldn't believe it. I was in-
formed that this little 7 week old fe-
male infant had VACTERL association.
She was a Pink TET, colostomy bag,
gastric feeding tube, splints on adduct-
ed thumbs. She was severe SGA (small
for her gestational age) weighing only 4
lbs 12 ounces at birth, current weight
now 5 lbs. My friend told me that as
she was speaking with this birth mom,
three times my name came to her that I
should be contacted. I was asked if I

was interested in adopting her baby.
After my husband and I met with the
birth mother and her baby in our
home,we knew this child was to be
ours. That night we lay in bed thinking
of thisspecial baby She was a gift
straight from heaven. My husband de-
cided thatshe was coming to us like
the Wind so we would name her Mari-
ah. Mariahalso means 'God Teaches
Me'. We called our friends and family
to announcewe were expecting a baby
and she would be here in two days. We
had so much to do to get ready. I re-
member the first thing I purchased for,
my little daughter, was a box of
colostomy bags and paste. The second
night home Mariah got the gastrosto-
my tube feelingg tube into the stom-
ach) caught in her toes and she yanked
the tube with the inflated cuff right out
of her stoma( the hole). It was mid-
night and we were on our way to the
ER at the children's hospital. That was
a first ofmany, many, many midnight,
runs. What would take law abiding cit-
izens 25 minutes to drive, we perfected
the ETA (estimated time of arrival) to
just 18 minutes.
V is for Vertebral
At the age of 18 months Mariah started

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falling down. It was quite dangerous
because we had a multi-level home.
This was caused by a tethered cord.
The neurologist was scratching his
head wondering why such a young girl
was having these symptoms. We now
know that most children with the im-
perforate anus can experience compli-
cations of a tethered cord. This was
one of Mariah's most painful surgeries.
The doctors decided to leave her
epidural in place for three days post-op.
The spinal fluid leaked from the entry
hole left from the needle being in place
for so long. Our stay in the hospital
was extended due to this complication.
After the tethered cord release the Or-
thopedic surgeon felt that Mariah 's
congenital scoliosis curvature should
have decreased. She informed us that
if it did not improve she would consid-
er putting rods in Mariah's spine. She
was prescribed to wear a body brace 20
hours a day with the hopes that this.
body brace would straighten our her
spine. She could barely breathe in it.
She wore it the first night and re-
fluxed. I took it off of her deter-
mined to find another way.
We searched for an alternative an-
swer for her congenital scoliosis. I
did not want her to have rods put in
her back at age two...and she would
have to suffer chronic back pain. A
close friend introduced us to essen-
tial oils. I had watched the movie
'Lorenzo's Oil'. I knew it worked for
him, and 1 wanted to protect Mariah
from anymore pain that I was will-
mig to rub these oils on her every
night. I could drip the oil up her
back and literally see the spine
move. The next visit to the doctor
was incredible. I told the doctor you
are not going to want to hear this.
We are using essential oils. I am ap-
plying them to her spine and mov-
ing the spine the direction it should go.
On the x-rays it showed that her curva-
ture had decreased from 46* to 23*.
Our family has been blessed with the
knowledge of essential oils. We count
these as gifts.
Mariah is now 12 % Statistics say that
girls entering puberty and fast growth
experience increased curvature of the
spine. Mariah is now one of those num-
bers. She had a 2nd Tethered cord re-
lease on February 1st of this year. This
was her 14th surgery She endured sev-
eral complications with surgery I no-
ticed that in the past couple of months
Mariah's curve was increasing. She
was complaining of lung and kidney
pains. We met with an Orthopedic sur-
geon on October 2nd. Our hearts were
crushed to see the films. Upper spine 62
* curve and lower spine with a 60*
curve. Her spine is like a huge S.
Surgery #15 is scheduled for March
3rd. We.rare searching for alternative
modalities to help her. For whatever
reason, the essential oils are not a
strong enough tool this time. We are
blessed with a very sweet child, the
sicker she is the sweeter she is... Sensi-
tive friends havetold me recently that
when they are with Mariahl they feel
the presence of angels.

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The JV cheerleaders would
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with Dixie Custom Designs, for coming up with this idea
and helping us with them. The cheerleaders and parents
would like to thank the following business and individuals
for their donations for the t-shirts:.
Dixie Custom Design
Hunt's House Moving
Creekside Farm Supply
Shamrock Sod Farm
Stephenson Septic Service
Dana Johnson-Clerk of Court
Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Cross City Auto
Cypress Inn
Action Pump Repair and Well Drilling
The Matthew Express
King's Oil and Tire
Dewayne Riels Logging
Joyce H, Davis, Tax Collector
Dewey Hatcher, Dixie County Sheriff
James Valentine, County Commission

If you didn't catch one the t-shirts at the football games, the
cheerleaders wil1 also be throwing them at the up coming
JV Basketball.
The footballs were donated by Bug JMasters Pest Control.
We thank you. also.
If you are interested in having your company name or individual,
name on the back of one of these T-shirts, call Marie Hunt 542-
7917 or MarcieByrd 498-2297, this is great
advertisement, everyone loves to wear a
Bear t-shirt. Again the JV Cheerleaders
would like to say THANK YOU!!! And con-
gratulations to the JV Football team, you '
did a great job this year.
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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 11:00 AM,

Speaker for Part D Presentation
SHINE Information

All Seniors Invited

Suwannee River Fair Changes
Due to the large number of exhibitors that signed up at the mandatory meetings to show a
heifer in the fair. the Board of Directors have decided that the
Heifer Show %ill be moved to Saturday. March 15 with check
In from 7:0n13 in 110r.0 a.m. and the show starting at 100

With the heifer show being moved the time for the dairy
goats to enter has changed. They will be entering Satur
da., March 29 from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a m.
The fat and feeder steer -howmanship competition will .
start at I4:0) p.m instead of 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March
29. The show will start with the fat steers.
Also. don't forget the feeder steer weigh-in will be December 7, 2007 from 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
The swine tag-in will be December 8. 2007 from 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. and the heifer tag-in will
be- Decembter 8. 2007 from 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Program is made of 40 percent Floridian policy holders
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today voted to ap-
prove reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program. Senator Mar-
S tinez commented on the importance of making federal flood insurance
.-- %available to Floridians and the need to strengthen coverage against a
number of uncontrollable causes. The measure passed the Senate
Banking Committee and now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

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Thursday October 25, 2007

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Spotlight On Dixie




On Thursday, October 18, 2007, Joppa Lodge No. 4 conferred the Entered Apprentice Degree
on Thomas Dunk, Jr. and Michael Lee Crisp. The Entered Apprentice Degree is the First
Step in becoming a
The attendance
was great and a
:' wonderful dinner
.. was had by all.
Joppa Lodge No. 4
-is located in

on SR 349.

L-R: Thomas
Dunk, Jr;
R W John O'S-
teen, District
Deputy Grand
Master District 8;
W Robert Trask,
eSr., Master of Jop-
W pa Lodge; and
Michael Lee Crisp.

Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming pro-
duction of Dracula's Widow, written by Billy St.
John, October 25-28 and November 1-4. In this high-
voltage sequel to Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale,
the widow of Dracula moves to England in search of
fresh blood. When she sets her sights on a new
groom: Jeremy, she is, confronted by a vampire slayer
whose own life was saved by the late Professor Van
Helping. The tension climaxes when the two women,
one human, one a monstrous fiend, match wits in a
battle over Jeremy's very soul.
,Dracula's Widow is playing at the Chief Theater at 25
East Park Avenue in Chiefland, Florida. Show times
are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun-
day matinees at 2:30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6
for students and
children over five years of age. Special effects may
scare some young children. Productions are held at
the Chief Theatre, 26 E. Park Avenue, Chiefland. For
more information, contact Suwannee Valley Players at
493-ARTS or visit our website at'
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Left to, right Robert Bertha, Larry Tidwell, John Hancock,Charles Squadron 291's newest
Lambert, Keith Hancock, and David Robins -member, Jobe Bently.

Squadron 291 Sons of the American
Legion Steinhatchee have installed
our officers for the coming year. Instala-
tion took place at our regular meeting.
The installing officer was John Han-
cock, Adjutant, Post 291. Our new offi-
cers are Commander- Robert Bertha-
Vice Commander- Larry Tidwell Adju-
tant and Finance Officer- Keith Hancock
Sergeant at Arms David Robbins.

by Kathy McKinney
Monday Night's City Council meeting was sparsely at-
tended--one citizen and this Advocate reporter--but the
Council was taking care of business anyway, checking
status on lot cleanup going on throughout the town.
Noting the sparse attendance, Councilwoman Kay Hard-
en joked that "We're better entertainment than what's on

New garbage rates will go into effect on November 1st,
and each customer will re-
peive a garbage bin. A
public awareness cam-
paign will be instituted in
order to inform town citi-
zens of pickup times and

The Council requested a -.--
status report on the vari- 2
ous homes and.lots in .
town that are being target-,
ed for cleanup efforts.
City Manager Mike Cas-
sidy stated that "We're
getting positive results." He noted that North Florida
Housing would be placing new security lights in the
housing projects behind the old jail.

The new drainage upgrades on Barber Avenue were dis-
cussed. In response to a question from Councilman Mar-
cellus Dawson, Cassidy replied that the new lines would
be run from Hill's insurance all the way past the EOC
building on US 19.


Pam Dart\v Refuge Ranger
of the Lower Sui annee &
Cedar Ke ys NTWR will be
at the Cross City Library
S to do thile )pre-SChool pro
4 ,. am on Nov. 7 at 10:00.
Pre-schoolers will lhov'e the shlde
show of critters and their
babies as well as the mount-
E ed animal hides, too: jaguar,
I a K im leopard and sea turtles,


We would alsolike to welcome our
newest and youngest member, Jobe Bent-
ley, who was 1 1/2 months old when he
joined our squadron. He dosen't know
how to write yet so he was signed up by
his Grandparents Charles and Bernice
Lambert who are members of Post 291
American Legion and our Auxilary re-
spectivly. Thank you Keith Hancock Ad-
jutant Squadron 291

The Council also discussed purchasing signs to post the
prohibition on Jake-breaking in the City limits. Three
signs will be purchased and two placed on US 19 and one
on 351.
The Counicil also discussed a letter that was received
from Larry Lashley regarding his proposed subdivision.
Cassidy stated that he had conducted a meeting with Mr.
Lashley, and that "He only wanted to do a final plat," in-
stead of the pre-plat and final replat requested by the
city and that "He became quite irate and we almost had
to end the meeting." Councilman Rick Gooding brought
it to the council's attention that section 5.11 of .the LDR
requires that any
division of an ex-
il isting platted
subdivision re-
quires a complete
re-subdivision of
the property. The
Lashley lots are
Sin Gaudens' Sub-
division and
h therefore, any
I U c' further division
would be subject
to the complete
process according to the LDR. Mike Cassidy stated that
it was necessary to remain aware that any actions of the
council would set precedent and that it is necessary for
the Town to treat all people fairly and the same, and to
abide by the rules in effect.

A new ordinance was proposed by Councilman Clay
Locklear regarding the public exposure of underwear
within the city limits. The other councilmembers unfor-
tunately dismissed this idea for a "Just say no to. crack"
rule, citing that although such an ordinance was un-
doubtedly a good idea, that enforcement would be diffi-
After a brief discussion on tree-trimming to improve vis-
ibility at intersections throughout town, the council ad-
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Pathways to


The Word Made Flesh
"The Divine Trinity"

Continued from last week. I the son of man, say A trinity of
Persons in the Divinity before the world was created, did not
come into the mind of any one from the time of Adam down
to the advent of the Lord, as is clear from the Word of the
old Testament, and from histories concerning the religion of
the ancients. Neither did it come into the mind of the Apos-
tles, as is evident from their writings in the Word. Neither
did it come into the mind of one in the Apostolic Church,
which was before the Council of Nice, as appears from the
Apostles Creed, in which no Son from eternity is mentioned,
but a son born from the Virgin Mary I the son of man, say A
Trinity of Persons from eternity is not only above reason,
but opposed to it. It is against reason that three Persons cre-
ated the universe; that there were three Persons and each
one God, and not three God's but one, and then three Per-
sons and not one Person. I the son of man, say will not the
New Church about to come call this age of the old church
benighted or barbarous when they worshiped three Gods?
Similarly irrational are those things, which are derived
from that Trinity A Trinity of Persons in the Divinity from
eternity was first taught by the Nicene Council, as appears
from the two creeds, the Nicene and the Athanasian. And af-
terwards it was received by the churches as the principal
dogma, and as the head of the doctrines, after that time even
to the present day I the son of man, say there, were two rea-
sons why that Trinity was given forth by the Council of
Nice; the first was, that they knew not how otherwise to dis-
sipate the scandals of Arius, who denied the Divinity of the
Lord; the other, Because they did not understand what is
written by the evangelist John (Chap 1:1,2.10,14; Chap 17:5) I
the son of man, say The Divinity before the world was creat-
ed as believed according to the Nicene Council and the
churches after that, to consist of three Person each of which
was God and that'from the first Person was born a second,
and from these two went forth a third, is not only above the
understanding, but contrary to it and the faith of a paradox,
which is opposed to the rational understanding. It is faith in
which there is not anything of the church, but a persuasion
of the false, such as obtains with those who are insane in re-
ligious matters. Keep up with me, I want you to see what I
am saying, love you. Continued next week.

Editor's )qote: 1Both the Word'Made TFesh and3e-.
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and do not re (ect the views of the ownership or staff
ofthe Dixie County advocate'

Behold the Tabernacle of GOD
Rev 21:3
"The Day of the Lord"

This day is not a calendar day of the week, but it is a people
with a purpose. As surelygas the Father and Son,o,, ..
Crist and his true body are one. Many people say Chriatis,,x
somewhere in the sky, but Jesus said He would come into
his body and that is where he is today This has been misun-
derstood by most people. First John 4:1-3 it does not say that
Jesus Christ did come in the flesh, everyone knows and
agrees to that It says Jesus Christ is come (now present
tense) in the flesh. What flesh? The flesh of his many mem-
bered body. Many people say he is in heaven and that is
right, but many don't know where heaven is.
James 1:18 "Of his own will begat he us with the word of
truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his crea-
tures. 2 Cor. 4:6-7. "For God, who commanded the light to
shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the
light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Je-
sus Christ, But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that
the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."
Isaiah said, "If they speck not according to this world, it is
because there is no light in them. They are not a part of the
Day How can they speak of the day when they are of the
night. 2 Cor. 3:3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to
be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with
ink, but with the spirit of living God; not in tables of stone,
but in fleshy tables of the heart." Many words today are be-
ing spoken, but few are true substances. The day of the lord
(a people) must speak words that have an element of created
energy; a word that will penetrate the darkness of man's


When the world follows the Tap,
Even fast horses are used to fertilize the fields.

When the world rejects the Tao,
Farmland is used to breed warhorses.

No disaster is worse than being discontented.
No omen (for your future) worse than being greedy
Yet, if you can find (true) contentment, it will last forever.

--Lao Tsu

Please study the plan of


Hebrews 5:9, 11:6
Romans 1:16
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
Acts 2:36-41
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10

John 16:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

John 3:1-5
Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
John 12:48
Romans 16:16

We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


After a blessed week, it was good to be back in church once
again, listening to the fine singing by our choir and the able
and faithful proclamation of God's Word by our pastor. In
the evening service, we were treated to a very special song
by Mrs. Aimee St. Laurent, who did an outstanding job!
Bro. Billy then brought a Spirit-filled message from Psalms
89:33...there is nothing quite like being in church worship-
ping our Heavenly Father Who constantly blesses us in so
many ways!

As the end of October swiftly draws near, our activities for
the month have diminished accordingly On Monday, Oct.
29th, there will be a Ladies' Tea Party promoting Breast
Cancer Awareness at the NPBC Fellowship Hall at 6:00 P M.
Please watch for news of pending activities for the upcom-
ing month.

It was good to have visitors again Sunday and we welcome'
you back anytime, along with all others who might favor us
with your presence. As always, the need for prayer is con-
stant; please pray for those on the church prayer lists, our
military, and our President and other leaders. We hope you
have a good week, and may God bless and keep you.

It's Harvest Festival time at Lighthouse Word Church on
Sat., Nov. 10th from 1:00 pm 5:00 pm. There will be free
rides and game booths, including a Toddler Town, a Chil-
dren's Craft Booth, face painting, a huge Bungee Run, Kidee
Train, Giant Slide Moon Walk, Obstacle Course, a Human
Gyroscope, and new this year, a 35 ft. Rock Climbing Wall.
We also have great live entertainment lined up; music and
dramas, contests and a ton of door prizes. A Grand Prize of
$100 will be given out the next day during the morning Ser-,
vice. There'll be lots of good food also; cotton candy, pop-
corn, snow cones, and we'll be giving away one free hot dog
and one free drink to everybody. So bring the kids, and enjoy
a great day of good clean fun. Lighthouse Word Church is lo-
cated 3 miles east of Chiefland on Alt. 27. Don't miss it, we're
doing it all for you: Call 493-1554 for more information.

Old Town United Methodist
Church Yard and Bake Sale

The Ladies of the Old Town United Methodist Church will
hold their fall yard Sale and Bake Sale on Friday November
2nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 3rd from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m.

We have quite a variety of items from furniture to nice
clothes for women, dress suits for men and boys, nicknacks,
videos, books, a doll collection started in 1940 of seventy-
nine dolls, a cigar band collection over 100 years old that is
beautifully organized and more.

The bake sale will include cakes, cookies, pies, breads and
no sugar. dietetic itemst. Hope to see you there.

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Faith Baptist Church
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Full Gospel Church
Power In The Word
Pastor Wayne Liles
2 miles NE of Red Light in Old Town, Hwy 349
(352) 498-7167
Sunday Services at 11:00 a.m.
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We were soooo proud of our
little "Sparkys!" They are
our K-2nd graders in Marcia
Bratcher and helpers Awana
class! Before our prayer
meeting began, we really en-
joyed our "little munch-kins"
parade of happy faces!There
were 22 of our precious chil-
dren participating in the
smiley face parade. Thank
you Sparkys, we love each of
you. On our prayer list there
were 52 folks mentioned for
health problems, 67 needing
salvation, 19 for un-spoken,
34 of our missionaries all
over the world and 20 other
needs were spoken. We lift
up the Jeffery Williams
family( a 4 wheeler acci-
dent),Granberg family, Jere-
my Turner, Mark Thornton
family and and all the
friends in other churches
with prayer needs. The
"Youth Rally" was held at the
Taylor County High School
was in memory of 17 year
old Sara Jones .There were
20 of us that left on the vans
to be alter workers, then the
bus came later for the ser-
vices. Sara's sudden death,
opened the eyes to the fact
that death is a part of life.
Yes, we die as senior adults
but? sometimes death takes
Our young people unexpect-
edly! Pastor Jon Edmisten
from Charity Baptist in Per-
ry preached a heart search-
ing and inspiring message
to the youth as well as the
adults The gospel group,
The Marksmen from Geor-
gia came to sing and play
some great bluegrass gospel.
They were the #1 gospel
group of the year. We praise
GOD for the many young
people and adults that chose
We continue to pray for
Sara's family friends and,
classmates! The candlelight
vigil was done around her
park in space in the parking

lot that evening. Thauk you
Marcia Hatcher, Joy Emrich
and Kenny for driving out
vans and bus to Perry for
this moving occasion. Thank
you to the six Perry spon-
sors and Pastor Paul Nawlin
from Faith Baptist Church
and Pastor Leon Holden .
from FBC OF church Stein-
hatchee for the time, energy,
praying, instructing arid par-
ticipating this event. First
Baptist of Steinhatchee is
still holding forth the word
of GOD since "1930"! We had
Pastor Aaron Turner speak-
ing during our service. He
pastored here from year
1993-2000. We were glad to
have his precious wife Holly,
their son and special friend
with us too! We felt a spirit-.
filled atmosphere, not to
mention the great singing.
The new? adult and youth
church choir sang two spe-
cial songs of praise. There
were eight other singing spe-
cial songs: a trio, consisting
of Nancy Emery, Jessica
Downey and LibbyGray, .
?Derek Karageorge. Janice
and Kenny Morrow ( a?mom
and son duet). Bradley
Files, Herman Wood (wood-
duck), Mitch Mitchell
singing and playing his gui- "
tar with Pastor Turner and
Leon assisting with?their
banjo and guitar! Also the
Holden brothers: Chris, Tim-
othy and Leon, and Sandy
Coleman! We all share an
abundance of food out. in
the gym! We enjoyed visiting.
with?past members, and
eating millionsof calories
together Thank you visitors
for coming. Come on back,
join us for a warm hand
hake,some GOD filled hugs,
and friendly smiles! Plan
now for our Fall Revival
with Pastor Mike-Thurman
and Pastor Eric Justice ,be- .
ginning Sunday Nov. 4.2007!
Lots of love, joy, friendship
and happiness!


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The Dlixici


Advocate Thursday October 25, 2007

Obituaries & Faith


Suwannee--Mrs. Myrtle Marie Mills passed away at
Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center on October 21,
2007. Sit- was 87 years old. Mrs. Mills was born in *
Tennessee on August 1, 1920. She moved to Suwannee
25 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of
Suwannee Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard C.
Mills, 2 sisters: Sara and Ruth, 1 brother: Oscar, and a
grandson, William Hinkle.

She is survived by her 2 daughters: Nancy Freeman of
Jacksonville, FL and Kathleen Clarke of Kentucky, 1
son: Chester Hinkle of Ohio. 1 sister: Helen Thompson
of California, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchil-

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 23, 2007
at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Watson Funeral Home
with Brother Fred Edwards conducting the service.
Interment will be at Florida National Cemetary in
Bushnell, FL.

Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral
Home, 426 West Wade Street, Trenton, FL 32693. (352)


passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Cross
City Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 years of age.
Mrs. Millican moved to Dixie County in 1947 from
Mayo where she was born. She was a wife, a mother
and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband of 59
years, Jim Millican of Old Town; sons, Wayne Walker
and Jimmy Millican, both of Old Town; brothers,
Allen Sullivan and Cline Sullivan of Old Town; sister,
Catherine Cannon of -Cross City; 9 grandchildren and
14 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by
her son Freddie Walker and grandson Judson Walker.

Funeral Services were held Monday, October 22, 2007,
at 2:30 pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Jake Cravey officiating. Burial followed at
Midway Cemetery, Mayo. Florida. A visitation was
held Sunday evening, October 21, 2007 between the
hours of 6 and 8 pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.


Steinhatchee- PAUL WILFORD JONES, SR. passed
away on October 20, 2007. He was 68 years old. Paul
was born in Bradenotn, Florida on October 1, 1939. He
moved to Steinhatchee in 1977 from Bradenton, Flori-
da. Paul was a commercial fisherman.

He is preceded in death by his son, Grady Lyle Jones.
He is survived by Evelyn Jones of Jena, Florida, one
daughter: Paula E. Jones of Arkansas, three sons: Paul
Wilford Jones, Jr. of Palmetto, FL, Buck Jones of Or-
lando, FL and Kevin V. Jones of Jena, FL and ten

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October
24, 2007 at 2:00 P. M. at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Jena, FL,
with Pastor Vaughn Farnell conducting the service.
Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral
Home, 426 West Wade Street, Trenton, Florida 32693.
(352) 463-8888. n

Tf qraCiers Corner

"Ho.Lon p You

by David Padfield

There are very few subjects over which preachers re-
ceive more criticism than the length of their sermons.
Ezra read the Book of the Law to the people "from
morning until midday" (Neh. 8:3), and while at Troas.
the apostle Paul preached a sermon and "continued his
message until midnight" (Acts 20:7). However, the vast
majority of sermons recorded in the Bible could easily
be preached in under ten minutes.

When people ask me. how long I preach, I usually re-
spond, "Until I get done." I am not trying to be flip
about the subject, but the length of a sermon depends
upon the topic. I don't know how one could do justice to
the story of the crucifixion of Christ in a 20 minute ser-

I've heard older preachers harshly criticize younger
men for not preaching long enough. Sometimes this
criticism is just-other times it is simply an attempt by
a long-winded preacher to justify himself.,

Preachers usually don't like to admit it, but long ser-
mons are often the result of poor sermon preparation.
When preachers fail to do adequate sermon preparation
you are apt to here a lot of tired stories about their
youth, some worn out attempts at humor and very little


We had another great day in the Lord today at Faith Baptist
Church-where God's word was preached with two good mes-
sages from our Pastor, Bro. Jackie. God is so good in
supplying our needs, answering our prayers and giving us
so many blessings that we just can't count them.

Our great choir started out the worship hour singing "This
Is Just What Heaven Means To Me" led by our song director,
Bro.Jim, and was accompanied by our pianist, Sis.Chris.
We are very blessed with many talented people in our midst
who are so willing to be used of God. We were blessed in
the morning service with two instrumentals played by Bro.
Bud and Sis. Dot, "I Can't Even Walk" and "The Blood That
Stained The Old Rugged Cross". Then in the evening service
we were blessed again with a special song, "I'm Free", sung
by Sis.Debbie.

We are inviting the parents of our Awana's to come join us
on October 24th at 6:15 RM. to share in what they are learn-
ing in their groups and to eat with us. The Awana's will
then sing in the church at 7:00 to the congregation. We in-
vite all our
members to come out and see how God is using our Awana's
and their leaders.

Saturday night, October 27th we will have our fall festival.
beginning at 4:00 PM. There will be games, rides and fun
for all. We will also have our annual stew that will be pre-
pared by our special cooks. Come join us in this fun, fellow-
ship and
good food.

Our Homecoming will be on November 4th with the special
singers, The Southlands, coming to share their message in
song. We are thankful that they can join us on our Home-
coming day and we get to enjoy their special talents. Every-
one is invited to come and be with us. We look forward to
having a glorious time in the Lord.

Our fall revival will be held from November 5th 8th with
Bro. Bill Jenkins bringing the messages each night begin-
ning at 7:00 RM. Mark your calendars and plan to come out
and join us for these special nights. You will receive many

We are thankful for our visitors and invite you come and
worship with us anytime. Our doors are always open and
we are happy to share our blessings with you.

Let's remember to pray for our service men and woman who
are away from home as well as the leaders of our nation.
May God keep you in His care.


We love the Lord, and he blesses us over and over. We were delighted
to see so many visitors, and we feel blessed that they came to worship
with us at Lydia.

We are fervently praying for those in our congregation and community
who are sick or undergoing treatments and surgery

On Sunday, our Lydia Quartet sant the stirring "I'm Still Amazed." still amazed at the wondrous love God gives us?

Pastor Wayne Allen's message from Romans 12:1 reiterated our need to
worship God all the time, not just when we're in church. Don't spend
time and energy comparing yourself with others. Try to discern what'
God wants you to be or do. Make time for God. We give service and
sacrifice to things of the world, so why not to God? He is the only one
worthy of our time, service and sacrifice!

Our fall festival will be on October 31st at the Lydia parsonage: we'll
have great food, games for the children, and fine fellowship, so please
plan to attend.

Remember, at Lydia everybody is somebody and Christ is everything.

ence before every sermon. Brethren sometimes joke
about the length of the sermon outline-a four page
outline usually means a short sermon. The reason is
that a longer outline is the result of a great deal of
preparation in which words can be chosen with more
care, and extraneous material can be omitted. When the
outlines are passed out and the brethren see less than a
full page of notes, some of them wonder if they are go-
ing to have to cancel their dinner plans!

Another factor to consider is the speed at which a
preacher speaks. I know of several preachers who could
cut the length of their sermon in half if they would
simply speed up their rate of speaking-as an added
bonus their audience might even be able to stay awake
during the sermon!

I am reminded of the man who went to the dentist to
have a tooth removed. The patient inquired as to the
cost for removing a tooth and the dentist told him it
would be $90. The man told the dentist it seemed like a
lot of money for a few seconds work. The dentist told
his patient, "Well, if it would make you feel better, I can
pull the tooth out real slow!" I feel the same way about
sermons-if you think I preach too short of a lesson, I
could just slow down my rate of speaking.

Many years ago brother Roy Cogdill debated D. N. Jack-
son, the great Baptist preacher. When the debate was'
transcribed and put into book form, brother Cogdill had
to explain in the introduction that while both speakers
had the same amount of time allotted in their speeches,
in the book Cogdill's speeches took up twice as many
pages-the reason was Cogdill spoke rather quickly,
while Jackson was about as slow as molasses.

The length of a sermon is not nearly as important as
the content. Those who truly love the Lord will be will-
ing to listen to the Word of God proclaimed regardless
of how long it takes.

I David Padfield is the preacher for the Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois
During my years in Zion, Illinois I have prepared print-
ed sermon outlines which are passed out to the audi-


Rising faith in Christ will be in revival with Judith
Taylor Evangelist, Prophetess, and Apostle. She min-
isters through the Word of Knowledge, Healing and
Prophetic gifts and has a strong deliverance annoint-
ing. She has ministered the Gospel for more than 25
years. she attended college to major in music and
business when the Lord called her to ministry She
now has a degree in theology from Faith Theological
Seminary School.

She has spent much time in Israel where she has fam-
ily and has studied much with the Rabbis. Since 1978
she has studied much in eschatology and particularly
the prophetic concerning Israel and the parallel to the
Church. She took annual tour groups to Israel and
has written three books, as well as movie scripts.

In 1998 she travelled to the Philippines with the Min-
istry to the Military and was instrumental in estab-
lishing a Church, with attendance of over 3000. A
boys' and girls' home, and a technical school resulted.

Judith Taylor Ministries hosts an annual conference
in Pigeon Forge, TN entitled "Witness the Glory." She
speaks at several conferences annually across the U.S.
and has been a guest on Christian television through-
out her ministry.

Revival Services will be held at Tommy Usher
Pineland Center, located on Hwy 345 (Cedar Key High-
way) in Chiefland, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.,
Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Childcare will be provided during services. For more
information please contact Pastor Andrea Knucles
352-493-=2831 or 352-535-7712.

Turning Point Ministry Inc.,

Turning Point Ministry Inc. received their Certificate of
Occupancy the week of October 15th and held their first
Service on Sunday, October 21.

The church will be holding Services, starting at 10:14 AM
each Sunday at their new facility located at 16750 N.W 60th
St. Trenton. Learning Hour begins at 9:00 AM, following the
morning worship we hold a fellowship hour at which light
refreshments are served.

Anyone looking for a church home are welcome to at-
tend. Turning Point Ministries is a non-denominational
congregation. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends Fol-


McCall's Chapel will have its annual homecoming on Sun-
day October 28. The service will start at 11:00 A.M. Dinner
on the grounds will follow the service.- If you feel so in-
spired you may bring a dish for the dinner; as always, there
will be no Sunday school that Sunday

This year the guest speaker will be Dr. Keith Taylor, Sr. who
is the son of pastor Fred Taylor. Dr. Taylor has been in the
ministry over 25 years. He currently pastors a church in
Woodbine, Georgia.

McCall's Chapel.United Methodist is located at 7755 South
State Road 349, eight miles south of hte intersection of
Highway 27 and 349, two miles west of Branford. We are one
mile north of the Dixie Couny Line in Lafayette County.

Preparing Overhead Transparencies
by David Padfield

1. Start with a good sermon outline. Most people can't re-
member more than five points from a sermon. This is not
the way I would like it, but it is the truth.
2. Make one chart for each point in your sermon outline.
3. Make all charts in landscape format (wider than it is
tall). Studies show that people find it easier to read (proba-
bly because they spend too much time in front of a TV set
which has the same format).
4. Use legible type. Forget about using script and grunge
type they have their place in the print media but do not
even think about using them on an overhead! It is best to
use a sans serif font (Helvetica or Arial for example). Make
sure people at the back of the building can read your over-
head plainly
5. Keep the background simple. It is just too easy to clutter
up an overhead with junk in the background. Remember,
your purpose is to communicate, not show the audience the
new clip art you just purchased.
6. Use color with care. Color should be used to emphasize
your points. I have watched preachers use blue type with a
blue background on the same overhead I have no idea
what the overhead said, and neither did anyone else in the
7. Make your headlines really bold, not just a larger font
size than your text.
8. Do not underline words on an overhead it is very dis-
tracting and makes it much more difficult to read.
9. Consistency in design. If presenting a series of charts,
use the same background for every overhead. If you use a
title overhead (just the name of the sermon and possibly a
graphic), put the title in the top left hand corner of the re-

mainder of your charts (in smaller type, of course).
10. If you want to use real photographs of the Bible lands
on your overheads, do yourself a favor and purchase Adobe
Photoshop. It is expensive, but the investment is well worth
it. I use Photoshop on a daily basis, not only for cleaning up
scanned images, but also for all my web graphics and pho-
tographs for PowerPoint sermon backgrounds.

David Padfield is the preacher for the Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois

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Down Home Days is rapidly ap-
proaching! Only 9 days until the
big event. The 23rd annual Down
Home Days arts and crafts festi-
val will be held on November 3,
2007. The 'annual event will be
held on the Community Church
of the Nazarene's 10 acres located
2 miles west of the traffic light in
Trenton on State Road 26, from
9a.m. to 3p.m. Applications are
available now by contacting John
Yencho at 463-7282, Bill Martin at
463-7439 or Merle Goodrich at 463-
1057. Sign up now to reserve your

Grief Support Groups Form-
ing- Free grief support groups in
the Tri-counties area. Free. Any-
one is welcome. Meetings will be
\held in Cross City and Williston.
Williston Nursing and Rehabilita-
tion- Tuesdays from Oct. 2 to Nov.
13 from 2:30 to 4p.m. Please con-
tact Anne E. Stephenson, LCSW
at (352) 493-2333 for more informa-

23rd Annual Down home Days
November 3, 2007. The host and
location for this event has
changed but little else. Trenton
Community Church of the
Nazarene is the new host and the
location is two miles west of town
on highway 26. The idea is to al-
low craft vendors to' display and
sell their crafts. There will also be
lots of music, games for the kids,
food vendors and a chance to
greet your neighbors. This is a
tr i-cou n ty event with a great his-
tory for our area. On board al-
ready: a petting zoo, several craft
artists and a rumor of an early
"Stop by with Santa!" Interested
vendors please call Merle at 352-
Meals on Wheels in Suwannee
-right now, there are no Meals on
Wheels community serving site
in Suwannee, Florida. Still, there
are many seniors in the commu-
nity that would benefit from the
service. A survey is being con-
ducted by Dr. Michael L. Lowery,
Senior Pastor at Suwannee Fel-
lowship to determine who and
how many in the Suwannee vicin.
ity may desire to receive the ser-
vice and how many volunteers
may ;be willing to help offer the
program. If you are a senior and
interested in receiving the Meals.
on Wheels program. or would like
to volunteer in offering the pro-
gram. call 352 542-2656 or email
drnastor5 .aol.comi.

383- Legionnaires' meetings are
3rd Wed. at 7pm; Auxiliary meet-
ings are 4th wed. at 7pm and SAL
meetings are 1st and 3rd Monday
at 7:30pm of each month). The
Post canteen is open every day
10am-10pm. For more informa-
tion call 512-2021 .

Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening 6:00
p.m US. 19. Doors open at 6:00
pm. -- snacks available. Free cof-
fee. Rosary every Tuesday at 3:00
pm. 352-498-5617

PREGNANT? Need help? Free
pregnancy test & confidential
counseling. Office hours: Monday
& Thursday, llam-4pm. Look for
our sign on Hwy. 19, across from
Dixie Co. High School. (352) 498-
7776'. Ufni

New Here In Cross City XFFL -
Extreme Florida Football
(16 and up with parents permis-
sion) will be held on October 28th,
from 5 pm 7pm! For more infor-
mation call Elaine 498-2691.


Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every Mon-
day Evening, Doors open at 4:30
pm, games start at 6:30pm. Funds
are to support the center and

Loving Stitches Quilt Show -
October 26-27, First United
Methodist. Church, presented by
the Springhouse Quilters Guild.
For more information call Ruth at
(352) 463-8804.

4th Annual Nature Coast Bird-
ing and Wildlife Experience -
October 26-29, Activities & sched-
ule are listed on thle NCBWE web-
site at or call


Like a Small Flea lMarket- Ram.
bling Woods Annual Yard Sale -
November- Thursday 1st, Friday
2nd, Sat 3rd- 8am to ? Many
Items 9-10 Homes in Subdivision
- For Information- Call 352-542-
9374 349N 51/2 Miles from Old
Town Light. 44,45'


CROSS CITY-Professional
Office % of Building Avail-
able. Faces Courthouse Park-
ing Lot. Great Location.. .His-
toric Brick Building-
Tile/Hardwood Floors. Sepa-
rate Entryway divided into re-
ception area & 2 large offices.
$500/month including utili-
ties 352-328-1405 UFN

room house Old town area -
$39,000 with 10% down. Call
352-542-7835 43,44

7 ACRES -- Santa Fe area.
1700+ s.f house, everything
new, valued at $300,000. Priced
at $240,000/OBO. Weekends
(352)463-2786 or (727)517-5111
anytime. 43,44,45,46,47

FRONT LOT -in Jena just,
East of bridge. 116 feet deep
water/1.4 acres. Incredible
dock already in place with 220
power, water, floating dock,
decks, big boat lift, dock
house and more. Reduced
price .Call for more details.
760-583-9987 UFN

FOR SALE Little Red Store,
bait, tackle and Sub Shop "ful-
ly Furnished" unlimited po-
tential. We lease to quali-
fied individuals. Call 352-
498-7347 UFN


23rd Annual Down Home Days
Arts & Crafts Festival Novem-
ber 3, hosted by the Community
Church of Nazarene 2659 SR 269
West, 9:00am 3:00pm. For more
information call John Yencho
(352) 463-7282 or Merle Goodrich
(352) 463-1057

Annual Shriners' Cane Grind-
ing November 19-23, Shrine
Club on Hwy 26 West. Watch,
learn and taste as the fresh cane
syrup is made. Also call about the
Thanksgiving dinner at the
Shriner's Club on November 22!
For more information contact
Bobby Heath (352)542-9284

Firewalkers 'Legacy Inter-
Tribal POW WOW November
23-25, at Hart Springs, 10:00am-till
dark. Join the fun at the inter-
tribal celebration: full traditional
attire, regalia, crafts, music,
drumming and dance. For more
information call Helen Blair. (352)

- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#5625, Chiefland, would like to
announce the annual Voice of
Democracy and Patriot's Pen
Scholarship Awards. Applica-
tions are available at the local
high and middle schools or con-
tact Jacob Wynn, 352-493-1159 at
the VFW.

The Voice of Democracy theme
for this year is "My Role in Hon-
oring America's Veterans". Stu-
dents in grades 9-12 are encour-
aged to. participate. Patriot's Pen
theme is "Why I A m an Ameri-
can Patriot". Students in grades
6-8 are encouraged to participate.
The deadline for both contests is
close of business, October 29,
2007. Please ensure all tapes, and
essays are turned in to you school
counselor or VFW representative
listed above.
Lake City, Fl- The Lake City
Community College (LCCC)
District Board of Trustees will
meet at 4p,m., Tuesday, November'
13 in the LCCC Board Room. The
District Board of Trustees is ap-
pointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year
period. Anyone in the college's
district may send a nomination to
the governor for trustee appoint-
ments. LCCC is a two-year com-
munity college locally governed
and publicly supported. The col-
lege serves a five-county district
that includes Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union coun-
ties. LCCC is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges ,of the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools to award the associ-
ate degree. A complete agenda
will be available prior to the
meeting. For more information
contact the public information of-
fice at (386)754-4248.

TOPS MEETING- Take off ponds
sensibly meets at St. Alban's
Church North Chiefland. Hwy 19-
Wednesday 10:30am for more in-
formation 352-542-3131.

A special meeting of the LCCC
Foundation Property Board
has been scheduled for Wednes-
day, October 24, 2007 at noon in
the Lake City Community College
Foundation Board Room, down-
town Lake City For more infor-
mation contact Mike Lee, execu-
tive director of the LCCC founda-
tion at 754-4392 or 754-4433.

Pregnant and need help? At the
Crisis Pregnancy Center we offer
sasistanwe free. Services are pro-
vided without discrimination.
C( l .i l' 498-7776, Monday &
Thir-dla'.. llam-4pm. Look for
oIu sin on Hwy. 19, across from
Di i: County High School.

We custom build our systems to
meet your need. We have Reverse
Osmosis to give you clean
healthy drinking water. We have
GE water treatment systems for
the whole house. GE financing
available, with no money down
and low, low payments. Why rent
when you can own your won?
Call today for your free water
analysis. For all of your water
problems. Call your GE Platinum
Dealer today. David B. Downing
(352) 356-0474 or (352) 498-2449. We

service what we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water Associ-
ation. Ufn

Fixed Rates- Purchase Low Down
Payments -. Less Than Perfect
Credit OK-Self Employed/No In-
come Verifications- Mobile/Man-
ufactured Homes-Working Farm
Loans-Commercial Property- Let
us structure a loan to fit your
needs 1-877-346-0100- Kymco
Mortgage 43,44,45,46

Cute lb ba Frame House- for
oni- or 2 people max., corner lot,
all appliances; additional storage
buildings. Suwannee gardens,
$50 meno. lst/last/$250 security
required to move in (800) 228-6422
',152.i 542.7211 or (305) 793-8476 cell.

Hunter's Housing Rent a Trav-
el trailer in Cross City right on
CR 351. Furnished, including TV,
dishes; appliances-& flatware. Ca-
ble TV w/HBO included in rent.'
Electricity. Hot Water, Mi-
cro. ave. Boat Parking available.
Smaller unit: $100.00/wk Larger
unit. $125.00.'wk Call 352-682-
6681 44,45

3 BDR HC & non_HC Accessible
apts. Rental assistance may be
available. 231 NE 97th Street,
Cross City, FL call 352-498-3175,
TFDD/TTY 711. Equal-Housihg--
Opportunity ufn

CROSS CITY-Professional Office
% of Building Available. Faces
Courthouse Parking Lot. Great
Location...Historic Brick Build-
ing- Tile/Hardwood Floors. Sepa-
rate Entryway divided into recep-
tion area & 2 .large offices.
$500/month including utilities
352-328-1405 ;FN

For Rent (1) 3b/lba House Cen-
tral Heat and ;Air. $550.00
month.(2) 2b/lba House Central
Heat and Air (3) 2b/2ba single mo-
bile home. Central Heat and Air.
1st, last months 352-356-7434

For Rent- 3b/1 % ba, 2b/2ba,
2b/lba- Call for information. For
sale: Camper 28'long. Call for in-
formation- 542-2355. 44 '

Homes, Offices, Restaurants, &
Condos. Call Ruth Ann Lovelace
352-226-7149. Email

removal, site prep, fence lines
cleared, back yard ponds dug,
heavy bush hogging, FREE esti-
mates, cell 352-665-8609. uft

pentry, metal roofs, additions,
porches, remodeling, decks.
FREE ESTIMATES, Call 352-949-
2292 o 352-463-6439. Unf

ING Pool and patio deck build-
ing, and home improvement. De-
pendable fully insured. Call
Shamrock services 352-463-1212

North Central FL for 16 years.
Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4. Satur-
day 8-12 or call for appointment
anytime. Located on 512 Ave (be-
hind McCrabb Church) 7 miles
North of Old Town on HWY 349.
542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-3232.

HOG fence lines, site prep, com-
plete tractor and bobcat service.
Cell 352-542-4310 Free.Estimates

mar Construction at 352-226-3294.
We deliver! Ufn

DUNN RITE Painting-Pressure
washing, greatwork, great prices-
no job to big or small-Free esti-
mates-Lic. & Ins. Call 352-210-0122.

MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00
Registration fee, thee only
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry
Taylor's Karate Training Center,
Cross City 498-0048

ING sincel985. Exp/Ins. Call Pas-
tor Jim Hurst at 352-463-1212.

498-5982- or 210-0534. Call Miles or
Rick Licensed- Insured.

MENTS @ Gini's Nail Spa &
Facial- Studio Cross City,
"Shut In Spa Services", "Spa
Service To Go" & "Mary Kay"
(352) 356-1381. Ufnf

HOUSEKEEPER needed, h:in.
est. dependable, reliable, apply in
person at 228 NE Hwy 51, Stein-
hatchee Landing Resort -352-498-
.3513 Ufn

area. Earn 50% Commission.
Free gift at sign up. Start kit is
$10.00. Call Terri at 1-877-814-4516

Advertising Reps Dixie Coun-
ty Advocate Local paper with
large ad base. Seeking to expand
Competitive salary plus excellent
commission ia x reswune 498 0420
or e-mail editor.. dcadvocate net

Central Florida Electric Coop-
erative is seeking a Meter Read-
er. We are looking for someone
special because not just anyone
can do this work. If :,ou are self-
motivated. enthusiastic, can
think on your feet and don't mind
hard work then maybe we can
help you build a career.'We need
help, but we aren't willing to set-
tle for second best.' This work is-
n't easy and requires willingness
to work in all kinds of -weather.
Other requirements are: HS
diploma or GED; minimum age
18; good driving record; work
alone after training; passing se-
ries of written test; learning to
Read complex maps and capable
of performing physically de-
manding, fast-paced work. Com-
petitive salary and benefits. Ap-
ply at Central Fla. Electric Coop-
erative, 1124 N. Young Blvd.,
Chiefland or e-mail resume to Application dead-
line is 5pm, 10/22/07. Successful
completion of pre-employmett
physical, drug test and back-
ground check is a condition of
employment. Drug Free Work-

owned company expanding. In-
ternet and phone needed. Unlim-
ited earning potential. Not re-
stricted to local geographics.
\Vonderful company,:great prod-
tiucts. a proven system. Part or
full-time. Extra cash or career.
Build your own retirement.
urst or call 352-498-3927 Pastor
Jim Hurst. 42,43,44

RN'S NEEDED.- Cross City Re-
hab is looking to hire RN's for
FT,PT, and PRN positions. For
information or inquiries, call
498-2005, Maria, or stop by CC Re-
hab to pick up application, 42,43

Maintenance Position Avail-
able 32hrs, must have experi-
ence in Plumbing, electrical, car-
penter painting and Sheetrock,
drug free work place. Valid dri-
vers license and transportation.

Full time RN- 7-3 Shift. Take ad-
vantage of Sign-on bonus. Tri-
County Nursing Home. 7280 S.W
Road 26, Trenton, Florida. 463-
1222. EOE-DFWP. 44,45

guidance and counseling to indi-
viduals w/ disabilities to obtain
and maintain competitive em-
ployment. BA degree in educa-
tion social, behavioral or reha-
bilitative science. year of pro-
fessional counseling experience.
Master's degree can substitute
for required experience. Must
have excellent written and ver-
bal communication skills and be
computer literate. Salary $35k.
Ben. Incl. Medical, dental, vi-
sion, 403B, life ins., LTD & more.
Background check required. Fax
resume: 386-754-1269 or Phone:
386-754-1675 or email to Barbara-
harringtd6 h v r. fl doe. org
EOE/DFWP 43,44

Medical Help Wanted DMH,
Perry Employment Opportuni-
ties. CNO, ICU Director ICU RN,
ER-OP Coder. Great salary and
benefits. E-mail: dianam@doc- Fax- 850-584-

dividual counseling and support
groups for women and offered
through Another Way, Inc Ser-
vices are confidential and free.
Contact any of our Outreach of-
fices at 352-486-3305, 352-498-1293,
.,ii .' .-4843, or (386) 792-2747 for
an appointment or the location
:,nd times or group counseling.
Another way Inc. also provides'
r,o '-'4 hour crises lines. Sexual
Assault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, informa-
tion and referral services, legal
advocacy, community education,
and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and edu-
cational personnel.
AA, MEETINGS-Wednesday
night, 8:00 pm at eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhch,.
Fiorida Ufn

AA MEETINGSilMonday niialts,
8:00 pm. Cros.s Cit y Chui-h of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
form Gooding Funeral Home.
Call 1i-80-1l.61.3 0-164 ufn
Problems with drug or alcohol
addiction in a loved one? Don't
,know Whom to turn to'for
help? Contact drug Rehab Re-
source for a free confidential
consultation to find the help
you need. Call today. 1-866-649-
1594 or find out more at
Don't wait.

1IRI AGE cu'ch. kM-
nance, Cash Out, Lower Monthly
Payments, Less Than Perfect
Credit, Manufactured Homes,
Construction Loans, Hard Equity
Self Employed/No Income Verifi-
cation, Reverse Mortgages, Land,
Commercial Property.' Kymco
Mortgage Phone 1-877-

Lost Dog Golden Color, Catahu-
la mixed with blue yes. 100lbs, be-
tween McCrabb & Purvis Land-
ing Rd. 542-7697- Reward of-
fered, has collars. 44


to sell those

old items you

have just

lying around

the house?

Sell Them In

The Classifieds



For sale: Camper 28'long. Call for
information- 542-2355. 44

Beef for Freezer $1.25.00/lb.
Live weight plus, slaughter, cut
and wrap. Grain fed, no hor-
mones. 4%, 1/ or whole. Evergreen
Farm. 352-542-7135 or 352-498-7067.

Hay for Sale- round bales. 40.00.,
You pick up. 352-222-5405. Ufn

Browning B.A.R with B.O.S.S
System. 300 WS.M. with sightron
3x9x42 scope Both brand new in
box. Over 1400.00 950.00 firm. 352-
542-2815 43,44
"1986" Ford Van- 300HP, 6cyl.
Good Tires, Good dependable
work van. $1,500.00 OBO. Call 352-
542-7124 43,44,45,46

Commercial Tanning Bed for
Sale. Sun Quest Pro World bed 24
bulb works excellent $1,200.00.
Call 352-3053 ufn

Truck for Sale- 89 Isuzu Pickup.
$600.00. 1994 F150 $1,500.00. 1989
Bronco with 351 $600.00. 542-2484

1995 Firebird Convertible-
56,000 original miles, New A/C -
Looks and runs great- cylinder -
$7,500- Old Town area 561-523-
6846- Please leave message. 44

1991 Chevy Van Series 20, with
all original seats, has wheelchair
lift, runs good. Ready to go! 352-
542-9625. $2995.00 OBO. 44

1997 Ford Escort--Mint Condi-
tion, 40K miles, $3900 OBO (352)
543-3144 Mention ad!

Got news
straight from
the horse's mouth? o

We Do.,


The Dixie County Advocate Thursday October 25, 2007

www. dcadvocate. net

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Pnoo; bcy CruEc'n Saturday 10-27-07
Age Home Visit
7-9 l:00pm Branford Titans vs.SVL Longhorns
10-12 2:00pm' Branford Warriors vs. SVL Bucks
7-9' 3:30 pm DC Pirates vs. SVL Cardinals
10-12 4:30pm DC Grizzlies vs. Branford Bucs
7-9 6:30pm Fighting Bears vs. Chiefland Indi-
10-12 7:30pm DC Bears vs. Chiefland Indians

All games will start on time unless a game is running late.

October 23,2007
1st round & 2nd round
#6 Newberry
Game 1 3:00 pm

#3 Chiefland

#5 Fort White
Game 2 4:30 pm

#4 Williston

Game 1 Winner
Game 3 5:00 pm

#2 Dixie

Game 2 Winner
Game 4 6:30 pm

#1 PK Yonge

October 25,2007
Championship Game
Game 3 Winner
Game 5 7:00 pm

Game 4 Winner

Host seed will he late
game if lor 2 seed

Otherwise: P.K.Yonge
will follow bracket if
345 orO seed

Bracket will change if
PK.Yongeis 2 seed

Rangers Fall to Williston

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The Ruth Rams Rangers traveled to Williston to play the
Williston Red Devils losing 12 to 3

The Rangers only score came from a field goal made by Zach
Cassidy. which by the way was the fu-st in a long time, if not
the first successful field goal in Ruth Rains history. The
Rangers held the Devils to only a three point lead up to the
half and held them scoreless in the last quarter

The coaches told tile players, at the end of the game, they
never gave up and everybody has gotten better this year.
They continued to tell the boys, "The little mistakes were
what made the difference. The other team made plays that we

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Dixie v. Taylor Game Stats
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First Downs t or

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Interceptions K.Mlrer
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Dixie 8 0 0 #4,16 24
Tay 7 14 7 0 28
R. Scott 28-239 3TD 3 2pt conv. .
Stats Courtesy of Ted Boorum.


The DCHS Varsity and JV Volleyball teams would like to
thank the following sponsors for their generous donations to
the volleyball program. The money collected was used to
purchase new game balls, practice balls, new netting and an-
tenna, shorts, kneepads, socks and monogrammed hoodies.
for each player. We would also like to thank the parents for \
working home games and all the friends and family that
cheered us on at home and away games.,

The Varsity team will travel to PK Yonge next week to partic-
ipate in the District Tournament. Our team is seeded 2nd in
the district behind PK and in front of Chiefland, Williston,
Fort White and Newberry

Also, Congratulations to our five senior players for a success-
ful season and outstanding leadership: Michelle Cannon, Jes-
sica Chewning, Britni
Robson, Cayla Turner,
and Jaime VanAer-

Go Bears!

'Season Sponsors: Fid-
dler's Restaurant,
Steinhatchee Ace Hard-
D ware, Foodland, Sham-
rock Sod, VanAernam
Timber Management,
Scooter and Prissy San-
som, Pinner Heat &
Air, Dairy Queen,
Suwannee River Pine
Straw, Dixie County
Times, Subway

Game Sponsors: Raker
Land Surveyors,
Smokeys, Big John's
Automotive, Dawn &
.. Greg Valentine, Salon
Volleyball Seniors '07 19, DCHS MIath Dept,
Vernon Long Fencing,
Barbie & Buddy Hodge, Dixie Kwik Pik, Cheek Pharmacy,
Dixie Co. School Board, Dennis W Bennett, Bugmaster Pest
Control, Glen & Karen Ganus, Capt. John Squires Guide Ser-
vice, Eddie, Donna, Erica and Erin Sheppard, Whiddon
Trucking, Chuck and Janet Fowler, Cross City Florist, Steve
Felty of Dixie Realty, Langston Insurance Agency, Ms. Susan
Langston, Top Rollison, Mark Hatch, Sharlene Sanders,
Thomas & Betty Fowler, and the Dixie County Advocate.

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The Varsity cheerleaders are Trisha Anderson,, Alexandria Raker,
Emerald Hagen, Shamberlena Feltner, Courtney Squires, Mary-
Lynn Enfinger, and Taylor Corbin. Their Coach is Lyndsey Whit-
tington. These ladies have cheered on the Varsity football team
their entire season and are also going to cheer for the boys' and
girls' varsity basketball teams. Good job this season ladies! The
two seniors on the squad are Alexandria Raker and Trisha Ander-
son, these two ladies are also the captains of the 2007-2008 Var-
sity Cheerleading Squad.

The Dixie Education Foundation, Inc. has raised $10.000 to-
wards the Kaplan project and are working hard to meet
their goal of $12,500 by the end of October. This project will
benefit every Dixie County student and will be matched
100% by the State of Florida.

For information on how you can contribute please contact
Carol West at 498-5572 or Kay Harden, Mary Miller, Cindy'
Bellot, Doreen Lamb or Gary Poore.

The Varsity Football team would like to thank Drummond
Community Bank for
sponsoring the meal before the Bears traveled to Taylor County.
SThe boys
enjoyed the food and fellowship before the game.

Thanks.again for your continued support of Bear Football.

Varsity Football Team & Coaches

The JV Football Team would like to thank
for feeding them before the game.


Last Tuesday, October 16, the RRMSfo6tball team was treated
to a Smokey's meal, before they travelled to Williston. The
meal was sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Cross
City. The team ended the meal with a delicious cake, made by
Sheila Pinner and sponsored by Futch Welding and Ma-
chine Shop and The Matthew Express. Thanks again to
Dixie County for supporting our team.

RRMS Football Team, Coaches & Watergirls

It's here.......RED RIBBON WEEK!
Once again, the DCHS S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive
Decisions) is encouraging everyone to get the -
Say NO to Drugs / B Drug Free message out to students and
our community! At DCHS we're involved in a door decorating
contest! The competition isvoluntary, between 2nd period
The winning door/class will receive a PRIZE!
We are also encouraging everyone (businesses, residences,
and other schools/classes) to decorate their door as well.
What better way to receive students, guests, customers, and
trick-or-treaters through your front door?
Here are some ideas, just to get you started!!!..............L
I pledge to be drug free
I've got better things to do than drugs
I believe in me....I'm drug free
Show good character by being drug free
Walk away from drugs
Count on me to be drug free
Too smart to start
My future relies on me to be drug free
Reach for the stars not drugs
Drug free the healthy way to be
Don't be bullied into taking drugs
Drug free I can be anything I want to
I be

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POSITION # 158906
Coordinaung and implementing the Veterans Administration
Educational Assistance Programs of the College and assisting in
general operations within the Registrar's Office. Minimum of
Assuciaite degree in appropriate area, plus one year's experience,
or high school diploma plus three years related experience.
Deadline for Applications' November 8, 2007
Salary: $26,269.00 annually, plus benefits.
College application required. Position details and application .
available on the web at. %-,,-
Positions requiring a degree must also provide photocopies of
ta'riscripts. .All foreign trans.'riptsl degrees must be submitted with
an official translation and evaluation
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education & Employment

Business Math.
Classes are MW 8:30pm and
T 6:30pm. Master's in
Business, Accounting or other
related field. Contact Tracy
Hickman at 386-754-4324 or
for more details.
To teach Nail Tech program .
on Wed. & Thurs. from 8:15-
4:45. Nail Tech license and 2
years experience in the field
required. AA degree with
license preferred. Contact
Carol McLean 386-754-4352
or email
English, Psychology
Must have Master's degree
w/minimum 18 graduate
hours in field. Contact Holly
Smith at 386-754-4369
or email
Day & Evening classes must
have Bachelor's degree in a
math related field.
College Level Mathematics
Evening classes. Must have
Master's degree in
Mathematics or Master's
degree with 18 graduate
credit hours in Mathematics.
Physical Science
Internet section. Must have
Master's degree in Physical
Science or Master's degree
w/18 hours graduate credit
hours in Physical Science.
Internet Section. Must have a
master's degree in Zoology or
a Master's degree w/18
graduate hrs in Zoology.
Contact Paula Cifuentes at
386-754-4260 or email at
Applicants must provide copy
of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts/degrees must be
submitted with an official
translation and evaluation.
Application available at
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment

The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
two (2) Shop Mechanics at
the Road Department.
These are full time posi- -
tions that include health in-
surance, life insurance, paid
vacation, paid holidays and
retirement. Preference will
be given to applicants that
have their own tools, Class
A or Class B CDL License
and the most verifiable ex-

If you have questions you
may contact William Earl
Malone at (352) 498-1275 be-
tween 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Applications are available
at the Dixie County Com-

Dixie County Court House
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Applications will be accept-
ed through October 30, 2007.

A pre-employment drug test
is required. Dixie County is
a drug free workplace and
an EOE.


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The Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold their
regular scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at
6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Cypress Inn Restaurant in
Cross City, Florida.

In the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit,
In and for Dixie County, Florida

Case No. 00-307-CA
Petitioner: Beverly Ethel Miller
Respondent: Donald Michel Miller

Notice of Action for Dissolution of Marriage

TO: Donald Michel Miller
302 Pleasant St
Kunkle, OH 43531.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of witness defenses, if any, to it on Bev-
erly Ethel Miller whose address is (Dixie County Clerk of Court) 214 NE
351 HWY, Cross City, FL 32628, on or before Oct. 10, 2007 and the file
original with the clerk of this Court at 214 NE 351 HWY Cross City, FL
32628, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are'
available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's of-

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated: August 27, 2007
Dana D. Johnson
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Kim V. Wade
Deputy Clerk 41,42,43,44

Notice is hereby given that The Town ofHosehepach, lo(zabiol1ogby ring
on the passage of the proposed Onfrance which amends the Golf Cut Ordinance, the public bearing
shall be held at the Town Hall in Horseshoe Beach, Florida, on November 1, ,2007,

at 6: 15i Jm. The tide of the proposed ordinance is:

The proposed ordinance maybe inspected by the public at ty Hal in the office of the Town

Oek, Beverly Miler.
All members of the public are welcome to attend. Notice isfurther hereby given, psuant te

Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any mater considered at this

public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the

proceedings is made, which record includes the testny andevidence upon whih the appeals o b


Section 1. It is in the interest of the Town Council of Horseshoe Beach, Florida to allow gol
cars on certain streets pursuant to Section 316.212 Florida Statutes.
Section 2. The Town Council hereby finds that golf carts, if operated properly, may safe
travel over the streets designed below within the Town of Horseshoe Beach, Florida.
Section 3. A golf cart may be operated on all town streets within the Town of Ho-sIsho
Beach over which the town has primary jurisdiction pursuant to Section 316.006 Florida Statute
(2002) which include all town streets and county roads within the town limits.
Section 4. Golf carts shall be operated on the following roads: every road that is within th
Section 5. Golf carts may be operated 24 hours a day and they must be equipped wit
headlights, brale lights, turn signals and a windshield when operated from sunset to sunrise.
Section 6. Golf carts must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering, safe tires,
rearview mirror, and red reflector warning devices in both front and rear at all times.


a Florida corporation


ANNA J. RILEY, his wife

Case No. 2007-48-CC



To: Michael A. Riley
Anna J. Riley
Address Unknown

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action has been filed against you on
the following described property, to wit:

Lot 6, Clarks Subdivision, Unit II, a subdivision in Section 35, Township 9
South, Range 13 East, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 229,
Public Records of Dixie County, Florida.

and you are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Stephen C. Booth, Esquire, of the law firm of Booth & Cook, P.A., 7510
Ridge Road, Port Richey, Florida, 34668, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication
and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.

W1TNESS my hand and official seal of this Court on the day of October, 2007.

,*** Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Dcn
..A Deputy Clerk

Instrument Prepared By:
Stephen C. Booth, Esquire
Booth & Cook, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
7510 Ridge Road
Port Richey, Florida 34668 43,44,45,46
SPN 141/FBN 0145880

Secton 7. Golf casts shall Yi to regular motor vehicle t c when it is appat that he
traffic congestion is occurring and shall in everyevent, yield to police and emergency vehicles.
Section No olf can shall be operated by anyone under the age of 16 yeas upon anytown

street within the Town of -brseshoe Beach, Florida.

Section 9. No golf cart shall be operated on the steers within the 'I'own of 1Hrseshoe Beach
pursuant to this section unless there is an in-force insurance policy covering the golf cas. It shall be

the responsibility of the owner of the golf ca to obtain and maintain insurance covein the golf cast

and cay proof of same at al times during which the covered golf can is operated onall town sees

within the Town of Horseshoe Beach over which the Town has primary jurisdiction pursuant to

Section 316.006 Florida Statutes (2002). The minimum amount of required instance coverage shall be

$50,000 per person/bodlyinjury, $100,000 per incident/poperty and ubrela.

Section 10, Golf cart use is intended for residents and visitors to Horseshoe Beach, Florid

Comretial leasing of golf carts for use on the sneets and roads of Horsesoe Beach orida i


Section 11 A violation of thi Ordinance is a non-criminal traffic infraction, punishable

pursuant to Chapter 318 Florida Statutes as either a moving violation for infractions of subsection (1),

subsection (2), subsection (3), or subsection (4), or as a non-moving violation for infractions of

subsection (5) and (6).

Section 12. This Ordinance repeals all prior Ordinances on golf carts in FHoseshoe Beach,


Section 13. If any section, portion or phrase of this Ordinance is ruled invalid or
unconsutional byanycourt of compete jurisdiction the renuinder of this Ordiace shall mze n in.
full force and effect.
Seetdon 14. This Ordinance shall become effective iammedinelyupon final adopion
PASSED on first reading after leading in full this day of ,2007.
PASSED on second reading by tide only on this day of .2007.
FINALLY adopted on third reading in full and after public hearing on the __ day of


Town Clerk






Thursday October 25, 2007


Legal Notice


Invitation To Bid
Bid Proposal No. 001-614-07
Town of Horseshoe Beach
P.O. Box 427
Horseshoe Beach, Fl 32648,

The Town of Horseshoe Beach will receive bids for a Medium duty 4- wheel Drive
Diesel Tractor with the following specifications and accessories.



Front loader with 740 lbs. Lift capacity at pivot pin ( Max ht.)

5-ft Rotary Cutler- medium duty with 2- sets of spare blades

Ballast box for 3-point hitch connection.

Proposal shall include 4-hours of owner instruction on use and maintenance.
Bids will be opened on November I" at the regular meeting of the Town Council at 6:00
P.M. Deadline for submitting bids is 4:00 P.M. October 31, 2007 Contact Beverly
Miller for additional information regarding this bid. Phone; 352-498-5234 FAX 352-498-

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Dixie, Giichrist, and Levy Counties

Helping People Help the RCLand
Helping People Help the Land

Nutrient Management
A three year incentive payment of $10 per acre is available for the implementation of a
nutrient management plan. Fertilizer application rates cannot exceed rates recommended by
University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS). Participants should
maintain records of mechanical and biological nutrient management techniques and of rate,
time, method, and form of nutrients applied.
S Pest Management
A three year incentive payment of $10 per acre is available for the
implementation of a pest management plan. Plans must meet IFAS
recommendations. Participants should maintain records of integrated pest
management techniques used and of rate, time, method, and form of
pesticides applied.
Cost share is available to treat areas affected by invasive plant species. Plant species must
be on the category I list of Florida Invasive Species. Examples include cogon grass, tropical
soda apple, Chinese tallow tree (popcorn tree), old world climbing fern, and Japanese
climbing fern.
Irrigation Efficiency
Various irrigation systems may be upgraded to promote efficient irrigation. Participants must
follow an irrigation water management plan upon installation of the system. All irrigation
upgrades require that the land have an irrigation history 2 out of the last 5 years.
Documentation must be provided by the applicant. Cost share is available for these
Conversion of traveling guns and solid set irrigation systems to center pivot irrigation
Conversion of above group. pipe to underground PVC pipe
Retrofit of inefficient center pivot systems
A three year incentive payment of $7 per acre is available for the implementation of an
irrigation water management plan.
Prescribed Grazing System
Cost share is available for practices, such as fencing, water well, pipeline, and watering
facilities, that facilitate a prescribed grazing system. Participant must rotate livestock
according to the plan once all practices have been applied. An annual cost share incentive
payment of $5 per acre for a maximum of three years will be available for implementing a
prescribed grazing plan (rotating livestock within a 3 or more pasture grazing system).

Tree Planting (Wildlife Enhancement)
A minimum of 20 acres per contract will be allowed under this practice. Applicants may
choose from a combination of these options: n may

Plant longleaf, slash, or loblolly pine seedlings on an
8 x 12 spacing or wider with firebreaks

Implement a prescribed burning plan on a 2 to 3 year,
rotation to benefit wildlife and improve plant diversity

Establish 10% of stand in openings to benefit wildlife

Conservation Tillage
A three year incentive payment of $47/acre is available for adoption of a conservation tillage
system, such as,no-till, ridge-till, strip-till and mulch tillage. Participants that have previously
received EQIP incentive payments for the implementation of this practice are only eligible for
1 year of cost share on fields where cost share assistance has not been received. Cover crop
will be eligible for cost share (at $12/acre) under this system also, but MAY NOT be grazed.

Conservation Crop Rotation (Sod-based)
An incentive payment is available for the implementation of a 4 or 5 year sod-based crop
rotation. Payment applies to all acres in the rotation. Incentive payment (one time payment)
of $97/acre will be paid when grass is established. Eligible acreage has to have been
cropped for the previous twoyears prior to filing application for EQP cost share assistance.
Grass may be grazed or hayed but adequate cover must be maintained. If grazed or hayed,
must follow a prescribed grazing or forage harvest plan. The grass must also be planted to
NRCS practice code 512 standards. One of the following rotations must be followed:

* 5 year rotation: 2 years of conventional tillage and minimum 3 years of grass

* 4 year rotation: 2 years of conservation tillage (no-till, strip till, ridge till, or mulch till) and
minimum 2 years of grass

The sign-up period ends on November 13, 2007. To schedule an appointment and
submit your application or for more information, please contact your NRCS staff in the
Bronson Service Center at (352) 486-2672 ext -3.


The Take Stock in Chil-
dren Board of the Lake
City Community College
Foundation will meet Nov.
7, 2007 at noon in the Lake
City Community College
Foundation Board Room,
downtown Lake City. For
more information contact
LCCC Take Stock in Chil-
dren Program Specialist
Rena Violette at 754-4392
or 754-4433.

The next meeting of

the Cross City City

Council has been

changed to Tuesday

November 13th. ps

Deadlines for all ads the week of December
the 27th will be Friday, December 21 due to
the Christmas Holiday.


Cross City
City Hall will
be closed for
installation of
the new
system and

on November
1 and 2.


Dixie District Schools Adult Education Program is excited to be
offering evening G.E.D. classes at no cost to the GED student.
Registration and classes will be held this month October 15, 16,
23, 25, 29, & 30, 2007 at two locations for your convenience.
Dixie County High School Vocation Business Lab
Days & Time:Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Old Town Education Complex Computer Lab.
Days & Time: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM to 9:00
At time of registration, please bring a photo ID and S.S. Card. If
the student is under 18 years of age a parent/guardian must be
If we can be of further assistance please call, Michael Whitting-
ton or Donna Wright at Old Town Education Complex (352) 498-

PTD Horsepower 25 to 35
Hydrostatic Steering
Synchromesh transmission 12Fxl12R
Independent PTO
Hydrostatic lift capacity minimum 2140 lb.
3 Point Hitch
Water Cooled Engine
Safety lights and rear working lights
Adjustable draw bar
Industrial tires

Rear backhoe attachment with 8' digging depth, 9' reach from
Pivot, bucket digging cylinder force minimum of 2800 lbs., 24"
Bucket, craning capacity minimum of 350 lbs,

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Suwannee Water and Sewer District, Dixie County,
Florida, will hold the second of two public meetings regarding the increase of sewer
rates and grinder pump fees. The meeting will be held on Friday, November 2, 2007 at
7:00 PM at the Suwannee Community Center. The proposed Increase is as follows:
Current sewer rate is $24.00 per month for residential and $27.50 for commercial
sewer service for the first 3,000 gallons, with an additional $1.70 for each 1,000
gallons thereafter; increased rate to be $30.30 per month for residential and $33.80
for commercial sewer service for the first 3,000 gallons, with an additional $1.70
for each 1,000 gallons thereafter. The grinder pump fee is currently $3.50 per
month per pump, proposed increase rate to be $7.00 per month per pump.
Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
Resolution at the Suwannee Community Center, Suwannee, Florida on November
2, 2007, at 7:00 PM.
Those wishing to inspect a full copy of the proposed Resolution prior to
the meeting may do so at the Suwannee Water & Sewer District Office at
Suwannee, Florida.
Suwannee Water & Sewer District, P.O. Box 143, 825 SE 327 St., Suwannee, FL 32692
Phone: 352-542-7570 Fax: 352-542-7691

IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida
Statutes and the Dixie County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter
referred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a Variance Request, as described below, will be heard by the
Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida serving as the Planning and
Zoning Board and the Local Planning Agency, at a public hearing on November 1, 2007
at 10:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 214 NE 351 Highway,
Cross City, Florida.
.A petition by Don and Leza Mueller to request a variance be granted to reduce the side
setbacks from 25 feet to 7' feet on each side of the house as' provided by the site plan
dated OctobeT 3, 2007 which is within an Environmentally Sensitive Area-4 (ESA-4)
District to be located on property described as follows:

Begin at the NW comer of Go emment Lot 1 of Section 14, Township 11 South,
Range 13 East. Dixie County, Florida and thence run S 02014'15" E 496.58 feet;
thence run S 8925' E, 288.14 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence run N
52005'20" E, 200 feet to the bank of'the Suwannee River; thence run S 38012'40"
E, along said bank of river, 53 feet; thence run S 52'50'23" W, 200 feet; thence
run N 38014'40" W, 50.37 feet back to the Point of Beginning.
Parcel ID# 14-11-13-6706-0000-0477

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

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

Copies of the variance are available for public inspection at the Office of the Land
Development Regulation Administrator, located at 405 SE 22nd AVE, Cross City,
Florida, during regular business hours.

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


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The Suwannee River Garden Club was honored at the recent FFGC District V meet-
ing in Lake City on October 9, 2007 by the state president, Cinny O'Donnell. A cer-
tificate of membership in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc was present-
ed with a corsage. M, mI,.-r' attending were Linnie Beck, Peggie Booth, Jeanne Bar-
rett, Diana Harrison, Sue Kerslake, Lisa Picarrello and Joan Pryor.
The next meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club will be Monday night, Octo-
ber 29, 2007, the last Monday of the month. The program will be on chrysanthe-
mums and Carolyn Baker from (;iranIliflor.4 Nursery in Gainesville will be the
speaker. There will be mums for sale
The meeting will be in the building behind the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs at
7 p.m. Come and bring a friend. For more information contact Joan Pryor at (352)
542-2211 or joan_pnr.,.r.., hiinlmi-.s. It


Don't miss it!! The big Christmas Dollarama Sale
United Christian Services on Friday, November 2, 2007!

You'll find all kinds of treasures,
and especially
Christmas items, for ridiculously low prices at this annual
fundraiser for the needy in Dixie County.
There will be some yummy homemade baked goods for sale,
too,for your sweet tooth!

Don't forget: Friday, Novem- *
ber 2nd, at the UCS
across from the Courthouse in Cross City!
Come at 9:00 am and shop until you drop!!
See you there!

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San empoys of a law enforcement agency or fire department administered by an agency or ubdvialonof a
stats orlocagovernment; ora swon iaw enforment ofr rspon for crime pension nd detection
law frcement, orcrnim *t c rato sworn mmbera fire deparimntvolved n thefire
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responses to terrorism; or
,a cetified, accredited, or Icensedl health care worker who is a medical resident or fellow; a nurse, nursing
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It appears that after receiving many calls of lost or missing Boston terriers and
chihuahuas from different areas in the county, one would believe these' breeds are
being stolen. So, make yourself aware of people and vehicles in your surroundings
that you are not familiar with in your area.
Reminder.. Newberry Animal Hospital is having their halloween pet costume
contest. Don't miss out on the prizes and
rafle: It will be on the lot behind the animal
ho.pitial at 280 S,W, 250th St. Admission fee
is a donation of dog or cat food. Have, some
fun, enjoy food and watch all the cute ca-
nines Sunday, Oct 28 from 2 to 4. Proceeds
will benefit Ne wberr Animal Hospital's
stray fund and 4 Pets Sake. 03
Okay guys you asked why do your dogs
right and 1we hope these answers will help .
your household be peaceful! Dr. Doman, di-
rector of Animal Behavior Clinic at Tuft 'T
Inivet sity states "There are two types of
inter-dog ;agre-,i.ion. Type 1 is .
a battle between dogs for rank, this has
nothing to do with owners,. It is also called
status-related aggression: Snars may erupt
when a new dog arrives in the household
or a top dog becomes ill or aged. Most often
it's a junior dog coming up through the Boston Terrier
ranks. Type 2 grows out of type 1 when the lesser
ranking dog thinks he's in control because the owner supports that notion. The
owner keeps the true top dog from putting the wannabe in his place or gives the
wannabe preferential treatment."

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o' D r.u-.iiy Health Department
is sponsoring the 23rd annual

Rabies Mimiatl n aiU
When: Saturday, November 3,2007
STime: 9am to noon
Where: Old Town the od .Old Town Elementary parking lot
or Hwy ,41S '.
Where: Cross City .-a r,-..-k Veterinary Clinic --Hwy 351-A
Who: ALL Dogs & Cats over 4 months old $8.00 each
Other available vaccinations at additional cost
Feline Distemper/Upper Respitory $10.00 each
Feline Leukemia $15.00 each
CanineDistemper/Parvo $10.00 each
Canine Kennel Cough $10.00 each

K-9 Heartworm Test $15.00**
Results in 15 minutes

Call 498-5293
with any questions

Microchip placement & registration $45.00
All vaccinations given by the Doctors of Shamrock Veterinary Clinic.

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Dr. Barbara $herman,
director of Animal Be-
havior Service at N.C.
State Univ.
quotes "Fear motivated
aggression leads the list,
also included inter dog
aggression, territorial,
possessive, and status ag-
gression. Inter-dog ag-
gression in the house is
called sibling rivalry,
commonly involves dogs
of the same gender. Sta-
tus aggression is more
common in male dogs
Father than
females and it first ap-
pears as males reach so-
cial maturity, about 1 to 2
years of age. Castration
decreases the problem in
about two-thirds of the
Female-female in-
volves 1 to 3 years old
that are intact. Spaying
these dogs can make the
aggression worse. Female
dogs most frequently ini-
tiate opposite sex rival-
ry." The fights can be se-
vere and they are usually
instigated by the younger.
Dogs challenge each
other with stares, hip or
shoulder bumps, shoves,
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Updated October 2007
In addition to the fact that the annual number of firearm accidents is at an all-time recorded
low, hunting remains one of the safest recreational/sports activities.

Basketball 29,900,000
Bicycle riding (a) 43,100,000
Football 17.800,000
Soccer 14.100,000
Swimming 58.,000,
Baseball 14,800.,000
Skateboarding 12,000,000
Softball 14,100,000
Horseback riding (b)
Weight lifting 35,500.000
Fishing 43,300,000
Roller skating (b) 26,900,000
Snowboarding 6,000,000
Volleyball 13,200,000
Goff 24,700,000
Wrestling (b)
Martial arts 4,700,000
Cheerleading 3,300,000
Bowling 45,400,000
Tennis 11,100,000
Ice skating (b)
Ice hockey 2,400,000
Snowmobiling (b)
Boxing (b)
Racquetball (b)
Water skiing 6,700,000
,...: :,,..: 37,300,000
Archery 6,800,000
Horseshoe pitching (b)
Hunting (c) 14,600,000

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(a) Excludes mountain biking
(b) Participant data not available
(c) Includes gunshot and non-gunshot Injuries, such as false from tree stands,
Because the number of participants, frequency and duration of the sport varies with the respective sports, these
numbers are approximations. Participant numbers include those seven years of age or older who participated more than
once per year except for bicycle riding and swimming, which Include those who participated six or more times. Injury
numbers include only Injuries treated in hospital emergency facilities.

Factsheet compiled by Unified Sportsmen ofFlorida P.O. Box 37 Tallahassee, FL 32302, (850) 222-9518


The public is invited to a forum on hunting in Taylor
County, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC), in cooperation with the Taylor County Coastal
Committee, will present the forum at the Forest Capital
Hall, 203 Forest Park Drive, off U.S. 19 in Perry

Dan McDoriald, FWC lead biologist for the Big Bend re-
gion, will give a presentation on deer management in

In addition, the forum will include an explanation by
FWC Lt. Bruce Cooper on new hunting laws and "hot top-
ics" for the 2007-08. hunting season. A question and an-
swer session on law enforcement-related issues will fol-
low Cooper's talk.

"Taylor County is unique among counties in Florida in
having seven wildlife management areas and more than
35 hunt clubs," Cooper said. "Three-quarters of Taylor
County's coastline is designated as a wildlife manage-
ment area. We in Taylor County are extremely fortunate
to have these tremendous resources available to us.

"As such,; it is very important for the community and the
FWC to work closely in protecting our valuable natural
resource for future generations," Cooper said.


and local government
agencies throughout Flori-
will be better prepared for
emergencies thanks to $2.6
million recently awarded.
the ...,
na- -' ,-
tional Council of c..j
State Archivists (CoSAP by
Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMAi.
The funding for the nation-
initiative will enable the
State Library and Archives
of Florida to provide criti-
cal training and services to
state and local governinent
agencies throughout Flori-

When state and local gov-
ernments are faced with
natural or manmade disas-
ters, certain records help
them respond to and recov-
er from the emergency. The
Intergovernmental Pre-
paredness for Essential
Records (IPER) project will'
develop workshops for de-
livery nationwide designed
to teach state and local
governments how to identi-
fy and protect their most
essential records and re-
cover those damaged by

"The benefit to Florida will
be immense," said Kurt S.
Browning, Secretary of
State. "Florida is prone to
hurricanes, tornadoes,

floods, wildfires and any
one of these threaten lives
or destroy the history of a
community. I look forward
to our staff working with
their colleagues within the
region and around.the
country to ensure that the
records of
government so essential to
our lives are protected.".

The IPER initiative will
develop a national curricu-
lum and create Web-based
seminars, which will be
customized to meet specif-
ic needs and concerns at
the state and local levels. A
team from Florida will add
guidance and resources
specific to our state and
then deliver the training to
state arid local
\N will
Cool. be
dinat- "
ed by ',
the state ,
archives and
records manage- _
ment program -.
and in- -
clude representatives from
the State Emergency Man-
agement Office, inf6rma-
tion technology, and local
governments. The regional
offices of the National
Archives and Records Ad-
ministration (NARA) and
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency in At-
lanta will actively support
this effort.

Outlining the impact the
program will have, Rex
Wamsley, Director of
FEMA's national Continu-
ity of Operations Division,
noted that the "develop-
ment of common training
for use in each of the
states will enhance the po-
tential for inter-govern-
mental cooperation
throughout the nation.

FEMA's national and re-
gional offices have been
working actively with the
National Archives and
state archives for the last
two years to protect essen-
tial records. We want to
ensure that governments
at all levels can recover
and resume operations
quickly following a natur-
al disaster or other emer-

Records are key to that
process. The IPER
project will allow us to
reach into every county.
city. and village nation-
wide, giving officials the
information they need to
protect essential records
in time of crisis."

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November 8- 7:30 p.m.

Levy Performing
Arts Center
Tickets will be on sale the day ofperformance
at the PAC Box Office
9 a.m.-4p.m. cash or check only

Lyn Billie

For ticket information call

(386) 754-4340

If you have a disability and need assistance, please contact (386) 754-4340

By Boyd Duckett

It's October, and the bass are active ,
search for huge clouds of baitfish. "l .
The baitfish that hatched earlier in
the year now are the ideal size for
bass forage. And sometimes during
the day, bass will tear through these
schools devouring as many as they
can. When bass are targeting schools
of baitfish like this, they can make
easy targets for anglers.

To make this happen, you need to
find the schools and it's easier than
you think. Combine good electronics,
good instincts and a heavy focus on
cover near deep water and it's likely you'll find a school
of baitfish. Keep in mind, though, that later in the
month (depending on what part of the country you are
in) these schools will
be migrating up rivers and the backs of coves. But until
then, they will be in deep water and the bass will be
laying in cover (boat docks, standing timber) nearby
waiting for the right time to feed. So the object of the
game is coaxing these prolific predators into biting in
between meals.

If I see baitfish schooling or see bass engaged in a feed-
ing frenzy it really simplifies things for me. I just go to
the nearest cover. They might not be right there at that
moment but they are close and most likely they won't be
actively feeding. That's why we have to work a little
harder to get them to bite. Try downsizing your line and
slowing your presentation if the fish seem finicky.

When targeting bass like this, I like a small swim bait
such as a Berkley PowerBait 3-inch Power Pogy or a 5-
inch PowerBait Jerk Shad but a lot of different baits
will do fine. The murkier the water the heavier the line
you can use, but try to use as light a line as you think
you can get away with.

This can be one of the best times of the year to load up
on plenty of healthy, hungry bass. It might take a little
work and a little luck -- but with a little fishing savvy
and the right baits you can get it done.

Boyd Duckett, from Demopolis, Ala., is the 2007 Bassmas-
ter Classic champion and currently fishes the BASS
Elite Series.

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Adult (13 & up) $10.00
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person Columbia

Bobby Ray's Tractor Services
Creekside Farm Supply
,o School Board/Superintendent/Attorney
Dixie Co Commissioners / Attorney
Drummond Community Bank
North Florida Livestock Market ll
phenson's Septic Tank & 349 Express Monday, October 22nd, 7-10 p.m.
EERT SPONSORS Wesley Woods (386) 965-4948
Shamrock Sod Call-in # for Barrel Racing
D .... ..Monday, October 22nd,. 7-10 p.m.
Dixie Chevrolet Karen Wright (352) 542-7747
Dewey Hatcher, Sheriff
Wayne & Karen Wright Call-in # for Team Roping


Dixie County Humane Society is
having a raffle for a lovely, hand-
made, old-fashioned, queen size (60"
X 80") quilt as pictured above. This
quilt was generously made and do-,
nated by Becky Hale.
Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for a
$5.00. The winning ticket will
be drawn at "Down Home Days" in
Trenton on November 3. A second
and third raffle ticket will be drawn
for two beautiful, fall flower
arrangements made by Jennifer
Hale. Get your tickets as there are
only two weeks left until the raffle.
We will also be selling baked goods for pets and humans at this event.
If there are any special baked goods you would like made for you, you may
pre-order by calling 542-1512. All proceeds will benefit the animals of the Dixie County Hu-
mane Society to provide for their food and care.
Tickets can be purchased at "Vision Realty Tri-County" & "A to Z
Consignmpnt Shop" in the Dollar General Plaza in Old Town, "'Vision Really
Tri-County" 62 SE 228th Street in Suwannee, "New to You Consignment" 16248 Hwy 19 in
Cross City, "Fox's Pizza Den" 16340 Hwy 19 in Cross City or at our Saturday
pet adoptions at the CITGO gas station in Old Town from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

What: Dixie County Marching Band will be hosting a car wash
Where: Pinner's OasPs Texaco Gas station across from the High
TWhem Saturday, October 27, from 9:30 am
until 2:30 pin
Why: We qu-alified to compete at the State Competition in the Semi-FinalsIll We need to
raise money to pay for the trip.
,***The car wash is free, but DONATIONS will be
enthusiastically accepted.***

Dixie Horseman's Association Pageant
Queen: Shelby mills, Charity Spurlin, Taryn Hodge, Jessica McClain, Mlelissa
Watkins, Courtney Chewning and I-istin Douglas.
Honorary Queens: bobby Sue Davis, Burlynne Mejeris, and Kylah Wright
Tiny Miss: Morgan Douglas, Dixie Watkins
Princess: Caysie Douglas, Felicity Mejeris, Vonice Watson, Carolyn Watkins,
I Shayla Chewning

Dixie Drill

Special Thank you to Sponsors
Team, Herman Sanches, Personal Touch Florist
and Salon 19

Photos by Chuck Elton

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