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Dixie County advocate
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ADbCHS
SPORTS
SECTION
& SCHEDULE

Rugust 28,2008
No. 35 16 pages- 1 Section


Home of the Worlds Only Four Headed Swamp Cabbage!


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CONGRESSIONAL:
District 2 REP primary
Hendry 218
Mulligan 327

LEGISLATIVE:
State Rep District 10
DEMS:
Bembry 2093
Conley 1190
REPS:
Curtis 296
Williams 288

STATE ATTY:
Hinkson 1125
Jarvis 1716
Prins 999

CIRCUITJUDGE:
3rd Circuit, Group 4
Craun 653
Parker 2005
Stone 1006


COUNTY:-

SUPERINTENDENT OF
SCHOOLS:
Rains 2419
Williams 1811
CLERK OF COURTS:
Johnson 2178
Downing 1355
TAX COLLECTOR:
Buzbee 1083
Cannon 1669.
Dyals' 399
Wright 405
COMMISSIONER DIST 3
Hatch 2458
Hayes 1704
COMMISSIONER DIST 5
Corbin 1689
Valentine 1797
SCHOOL BOARD DIST 2
Driggers 1959
Alexander 2252
SCHOOL BOARD DIST 4
Pridgeon 2136
Bell 2068









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INDEX
2 ..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4.Announcements
5............... Local
6...............L..... ocal
7.................L..... ocal
8.................L..... ocal
9...............Stuff to Do
10...........Real Estate
11............Classifieds
12................Legals
13................Legals
14......Obits & faith
15.......Entertainment
16..........In Closing


Fav. F


o Away


s. Vicki Willis isn't
spending time this
week on the bench
in her front yard.
She's greeting visitors from
the relatively dry oasis of
her front porch. Thanks to
Tropical Storm Fay, her
yard on C.R. 349 South is
knee deep all the way up to
the house. She takes the
whole thing philosophical-
ly saying that "the water
has to go somewhere."

Fay wreaked havoc all over
the Dixie County area,
causing at least one porcine
fatality: County employee
Misty Lynch's pig, who
drowned in the rapidly ris-
ing water. Luckily, her hus-
band was able to boat to the,
pen to release their other
pig in time.

See STORM, page 16 for
more photos


Hernando theft ring Commission:

leads to Dixie Shired Paving to start after Labor Day
Shired Paving to start after Labor Day


What began as a
rash of thefts in
the Hernando
County area of
Florida, ended with the
arrest of .an Old Town
resident Thursday, Au-
gust 21st. In early 2008,
the Her-
-nando
County
Sheriff's
Office
discov-
ered
what ap-
peared to
be an or-
Victor Benson ganized
theft op-
eration with specific or-
ders for various items be-
ing placed for some of
the thefts.

During the course of the
investigation, HCSO so-
licited help from their lo-
cal office
of the
Florida
Depart-
mentof .. ..
Law En-
forcement
and as the
investiga-
tion con-
tinued,
they dis-
covered
that some Just a sa
of the stolen merchandi
property pos
had been re-
covered in Oswago, New
York.

As the investigation con-
tinued, it was learned
that these items were
passing through Dixie
County where they were
being altered in various
manners to conceal the
possible detection of
these items.

Once this discovery was
made, HCSO enlisted the
assistance of the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office,
the Third Circuit State's


Attorney Office and the
Live Oak FDLE field of-
fice. As the investigation
progressed, Victor Ben-
son of Ma and Pa's En-
terprises was identified
as the local individual
who was receiving these
stolen items prior to dis-
posal.

After controlled deliver-
ies of alleged stolen prop-
erty were arranged, a
search warrant was ob-
tained and later executed
for a location in Old
Town. Additional prop-
erties in Old Town were
searched as a result of
this investigation and
during these searches;
stolen property valued in
excess of $60,000.00 was
recovered and impound-
ed at the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office.


simple of some of the stolen
se that Benson is accused of
assessing and altering.

Victor Benson, 54, of Old
Town, was arrested local-
ly and charged with
Grand Theft 2nd degree,
Dealing in Stolen Proper-
ty, and Possession of Al-
tered Property. As of
this time, Benson re-
mains in the Dixie Coun-
ty Jail where his being
held on a $100,000.00 bond
for the above charges.

The law enforcement
agencies involved are
continuing their investi-
gation into this operation
as it pertains to the theft
and disposal of stolen
property some of which
includes boats, All-ter-
rain vehicles, trailers,
golf-carts, jet-skis, motor-
cycles and various tools
including power and air
driven.


by Kathy McKinney

t was a dark and stormy
night...so the County
Commission meeting on
Thursday evening went
by at a record pace. Com-
missioners sped through
the agenda, in the hopes
of helping everyone get
home in time to prepare
for Tropical Storm Fay.


Two special exceptions
were passed by the Com-
mission, acting as the
Zoning Board, in order to
permit a new correction-
al facility and a senior
center to be constructed.
The correctional facility
property is owned by the
county, but will be donat-
ed or leased to allow con-
struction, "To the tune of
about 150 jobs," stated
Commissioner Lamb.
The Senior Center will be
constructed with a grant
from the Department of
Elder Affairs on property
adjacent to the jail.

A group of developers
calling themselves "Stein-
hatchee River Develo-
ment "appeared before
the Commission to intro-
duce themselves and
their plans for a project
in Jena. Chairman Lamb
stated that there were
"still criteria to be met"
before that project could
be considered, and Randy


Wilkerson, represent-
ing the developers, said
that they were "work-
ing on the sewer situa-
tion."

Rita Harris appeared
and informed the Com-
mission, that thankful-
ly, SHIP funds would
now be available for
wells for site-built
homes, and that "I did
get that in writing."
She also stated that
CDBG funds will even-
tually be available for
wells for manufactured
housing.

Phil Bishop, of Bailey,
Bishop and Lang made a
request for release of re-
tainage on some road pro-
jects, presented a change
order for the work on
Spillers Road and Ander-
son-Columba contracts
for the new project on
Shired Island Road to be
executed. The desperate-
ly-needed re-paving of
the Shired Island Road
should get started right
after Labor Day.

Some discussion was
made of DOT funds that
are available to modify sig-
nal lights on the Jena
curve at Casey's Cove and
at Anderson Elementary
in order to improve safe-
ty in those areas.


Ms. Rita Harris explains
SHIP fund changes

Arthur Bellot brought it
to the Commission's at-
tention that surveying on
the new Suwannee Sea-
wall project keeps getting
rained out and that it will
take a few weeks for the
application with Suwan-
nee River Water Manage-
ment District, but that "I
don't feel construction
will exceed 120 days."

Drainage at Belly Deep
and the Airport Canal ar-
eas was discussed and
permits have been ob-
tained to improve the
flooding situation in
those areas. The next step
will be to apply to FEMA.


Dot Smith Announces for City Council


I,
Dorothy
J. Smith
am
pleased
to an-
nounce
my dan-
didacy for a seat on the
Cross City City Council.

I am a longtime resident
of Dixie County and
Cross City. My husband,
M.C. Smith and I are the
parents of four children,
all of whom are gradu-
ates of Dixie County
High School.

Over the years, I have


been active in community
affairs, and for ten years I
served on the Board of
Advisors for Family Med-
ical Practice. I am the
Ambassador for Royal
Temple Church of God in
Christ in Cross City. I
also served as the District
Secretary and District
Chairperson for West
Coast Church of God in
Christ for the past six
years. I was employed by
.the Department of Cor-
rections for 20 years and
now am retired.

It is my hope to serve the
residents of Cross City
and to continue the pro-


grams and projects that
have enhanced our city's
infrastructure and
bought needed improve-
ments to our city govern-
ment and utility depart-
ment.

I am confident that I can
make good decisions to
protect and continue to
improve the valuable as-
sets of the City

I am asking for all of the
voters, of Cross City to
vote for me in the upcom-
ing election for City
Council. Your vote and
support will be greatly
appreciated.


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Beast activists
strike again
Did your ever take a trip to SeaWorld to let your kids
ge.t acquainted with those wondrous creatures that
lurk within the briny deep? There are definitely some
that you wouldn't want in your swimming pool, let
alone your bath tub; but there are also some really en-
tertaining species, like the trained killer whales,
which seem pretty friendly toward humans, while .
they remain willing to make a meal out of anything ,
else edible that invades their territory.
-' It's a great experience for adults, but especially for
kids. A lot of youngsters grow up in urban environ-
ments, where the only wild animals they get to see
'aie the ones on television. Don't get me wrong, the
wildlife shows on TV are a great item, and I've done
enough work in related fields to know that it must
*take hours of patience and a lot of dedication to cap-
ture the antics of lions, crocodiles and wildebeest
surviving in the highly competitive world of sub-Sa-
haran Africa. And the folks at SeaWorld taking this
concept a step further to educate our progeny of the
additional wonders that lurk beneath the oceans' sur-
face is equally commendable.
Perhaps by now you've heard that the "animal rights
activists" are wielding their significant influence to
acquire the SeaWorld attraction in Orlando. It seems
they've rounded up some high-roller who apparently
has the $5 billion (with a "b") or more that it would
take to acquire this choice tourist attraction.
The PETA whine goes like this: "...the intelligent,
social animals imprisoned at SeaWorld are... denied
everything that is natural and important to them-all
in the name of 'entertainment'."
Well, boo-hoo! You'd think they were keeping killer
whales in oversized sardine cans. Actually, those crit-
ters have it pretty good. Plenty to eat, treats when
-they do tricks, no kill-or-be-killed regimen to deal
with every day Shux, they're better off than a lot of
people.
As for being in the entertainment business, so was
Lassie. So was Rin Tin Tin. So were Trigger, Champi-
on, and even that female crocodile that was a special' r
pet of the late Steve Irwin. They all enjoyed the good
life in exchange for their show business efforts.
And what's wrong with entertainment? Kids who go
to SeaWorld learn while they're being entertained;
and it sticks with them a lot better than what they
find in the pages of a biology text. Of course, PETA
doesn't seem to consider our kids important enough
to keep a few wild creatures out of their natural ele-
ment, even though it provides them a pretty doggoned
good life in the process.
The PETA folks want to free all the SeaWorld crea-
tures. Let them get out there in the big, hostile ocean,
where many of them have never set fin, and see how
they fare against the great white sharks and giant
squid. Now, that's really being kind to animals, isn't
it?
In fairness to PETA, it should be noted that what
they have in mind is legal, there being no law against
stupidity. If their sugar daddy enables them to take
control of SeaWorld, they will deprive a lot of kids of
educational entertainment, they'll put animal train-
ers and other employees out of work, and they'll put
a dent in the area's economy at a time when that's not
what any area's economy needs more of. But they
won't be breaking any laws.
Thus, they're the "moderate" animal rights ac-
tivists. Contrast their agenda with that being pursued
by a bunch of hooligans in California who are fire-
bombing the cars and homes of university research
scientists who have the audacity to use animals in re-
search, and never mind that such research has saved
countless human lives over the years.
Makes you wonder who really ought to be in a cage,
doesn't it?


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Mirror, Mirror on the wall


by Kathy McKinney


Well, I survived the storm with little more than a wet
driveway and three very bored kids. Two or three
days of rain had them climbing the walls. Luckily, I
was able to distract them over the weekend by having
my nephew Jeremy come to stay and play They were
so busy fighting "invisible people" (what is it with lit-
tle boys and karate-chopping people who aren't there?)
that I was finally able to watch the replay of Obama's
announcement of Biden as his running mate.

I don't know about you, but I'm more than a little tired
of being painted as a "victim" of something or other
by whatever politician is trying to get a vote. Obama
has ditched the idea of "change" and chosen a career
politician for his VP. pick... Joe Biden has had 35
years of being totally ineffective in changing Wash-
ington...I don't know what four more years in a


fancier office is going to accomplish.

Biden got seriously on my nerves
when he said, "If your kitchen table
is like mine, you sit there at night af-
ter you put the kids to bed and you
talk about what you need. You talk


there's no money left over at the end of the week to
save. Every dollar we have goes to pay bills! Well,
yeah, but again, we made those bills. We spend money
we don't have in order to finance the lifestyle that we
"deserve." We have to have good cars (with huge pay-
ments), we have to have nice shoes-and clothes (charge
it to the card), and we have to have fifteen different
electronic devices to entertain our kids so that we don't
have to be bothered with playing with them. We stock
our fridges with beer and we smoke like chimneys,
and depend on government grants to put our kids
through college. We "have to have" 87 satellite chan-
nels, cell phones, and high speed internet in order to
exist. Our homes are getting larger and larger. We eat
out more than we eat in. Teenagers are driving brand-
new cars that cost more than your grandmother's first
house. Young kids just out of college expect to step
into the lifestyle that our parents spent decades of
hard work and sacrifice to obtain. That's a big part of
our problem: we don't do sacrifice. We'll just charge it


"In a country well governed,
poverty is something to be
ashamed of. In a country


about how much you are worried
about being able to pay the bills." b
OK, yeah, all normal people do that. w
Something tells me that career Sena- wealth is s
tors who haven't had a REAL job in
forty years and who ride around in
chaufferred limos and take "ski
trips" funded by lobbyists are not ex- ....................................
actly worrying about losing their
health insurance because they had to spend that mon-
ey on a kid's dental work. Like in my favorite episode.
of Rosanne, we common folk mail the electric bill to
the water company, and send the water bill to the cred-
it card company, and "forget" to sign the check we
,, sent to the insurance company .Sometimes, we pull a
F fi'S nford and just "put it back in the mail box."

We've all been looking-for-chlange-for-Subway-in-the-
couch-cushions broke. What gets on my nerves is
when politicians use that to make us out to be some
sort of victims of bad government. Sure, it's George
Bush's fault that we took out that ridiculous high-in-
terest, no money now, pay later loan for that big
screen plasma TV It may be easier, psychologically, to
blame our bad economic situations on things out of
our control, like gas prices, greedy credit card compa-
nies, or the money we're spending in Iraq, but the,
ugly truth is that we did this to ourselves.

The average American has more than four credit
cards in her purse and carries a whopping $9,900 in
credit card debt. Half of all the people who carry bal-
ances on their credit cards pay only the minimum
monthly payments. 13% of those people owe over
$25,000 to credit card companies. The average interest
rate tops 19%. Between 2005 and 2006, the amount of
money that we charged on plastic just for FAST FOOD
went up around 20 BILLION (that's with a B) dollars.
Whit are we thinking? We're throwing away our kids'
futures for a couple of Happy Meals and an apple pie.

Those of us who actually bother to work claim that


Thank You


The Marine Corp League #1018 would like to thank
Rick's Fiberglass & Marine from Old Town for his gen-
erous donation of a 15' fiberglass canoe to the league.
Pictured above are league members Mike Harrell, Sr.
Vice, along with Judge Advocate Harvey Hampton.
This canoe will be raffled in order to help the Marine
Corp League raise funds for the League's new home.
Tickets will be sold for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. You
may purchase tickets at the Chiefland Flea Market at
the League's new booth. You can also purchase tickets
from any active league member, or call Rick at 542-2886.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Williston
Peanut Festival on October 4, 2008.


*adly governed,


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and leave the bills to our children. In-
stead of leaving property to our kids,
we're doing "reverse mortgages" and
leaving them with nothing but dead
flowers and a funeral bill. As a na-
tion, we've become economically stu-
pid and too selfish to bear.


Is it any wonder that the kitchen ta-
mething to be bles of America aren't exactly pleas-
ashamed of." ant places and are piled with bills?
And is it any surprise that politicians
Confucius are using our bad choices against us?
..................................... Watch as Obama and the democrats
try to paint McCain as "too rich" be-
cause he has too much money So he has seven hous-
es? Good for him, I say! He has nothing to be
ashamed of! He was smart enough to marry a beer
heiress! That's the difference between conservatives
and liberals, really. Liberals look at rich people and
think that nobody should have so much; conservatives
want everybody who is willing to work for it to have
that much.

According to information released from Biden, he
made over $400,000 last year and only has a total net
worth of somewhere between $56,000 and $366,000.
He's the poorest guy in the Senate. Honestly, who do
you want running things; some guy who claims to
worry about grocery money after decades of suckling
at the government teat or a guy who manages his
money- well enough to have more homes than he can
easily recall? Who would you want handling your mu-
tual fund or 401K? Who do you want running Social
Security?

It's a hard and disturbing thing to have to look your-
self squarely in the mirror and to take responsibility
for the messes that you've made. But it is long past
time that we, as a country, did exactly that. We can't
keep spending money like sailors on leave and expect
the government to bail us out with "free" health care
and entitlement programs in exchange for voting
them into power. We have to set an example for the
government to cut their runaway spending. We have
to step up, cut up the plastic, turn off the cable put
some money in the bank and start standing on our
own. It's the American thing to do.


Commander Certificate

of Appreciation

awarded


The above picture was taken at the Suwannee River
Moose Lodge 325, located on U.S. Highway 19, in the
Fanning Springs Area.
AMVETS Post 422 Commander, Steve Reidel, present-
ed the Commander Certificate of Appreciation to
Bernie Anderson. Mr. Anderson is the Governor of
Moose Lodge 325. Adjutant Officer Joseph Mennier is
pictured on the right side of the photograph, observing
the presentation.
The certificate reads: "In sincere appreciation and
recognition of your valuable assistance rendered in
behalf of the American Veterans and the community"


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Old Town man arrested

for lewdness


Old Town, Florida- On
August 13, 2008, Investi-
gators with the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office
arrested 23 year old,
Charles Smith of Old
Town, Florida. Smith
was arrested for five
counts of Lewd and Las-
civious Acts in the Pres-
ence of a Child. Accord-
ing to the complaint,
Smith has performed sex-
ual acts in the presence
of a child and has also
viewed pornographic ma-
terials while children
were present.


At this time investigators
are looking into previous
complaints of sexual
abuse involving Smith
that may have occurred
in other locations of Dix-
ie County.' Investigators
are also looking into the
possibility of multiple
victims and are inter-
viewing additional wit-
nesses who may have in-
- -formation pertaining to
Smith's activities.

At this time Smith is cur-
rently being held in the
Dixie County Jail under
No Bond.


08-18-08
Wright, Thomas Carl, 25, Sutton, Tresspass on
property of another
08-19-08
Cottrill, Adrian P, 34, Hart, VOP- DWLS/R
Lafayette County
Ponce, Mark A Jr., 19, Matthis, VOP- Worthless
Checks 3cts, VOP- Worthless bank check
Williams, Carlo Jermaine, 26, Judge Bean, Sent. to
13 months DOC
Glover, Georgiana Lynne, 24, Matthig, Retail Theft
Fields Ray Michael 46, Sutton, FTA- Pass a worth-
less, FTA- Pass a worthless
08-20-08
Buchanan, Allen Richard, Jr., 30, Sutton, VOP-
DWLS/R Habitual
08-21-08
Teague Jessie Ray, 47, Harden, VOP
Boyette Jojohn Richard, 33, Hoover, DUI, DWLSR,
Poss of a controlled substance.
Akins, Roger Thomas, 24, O'Neal, Burglary, Grand
Theft
Benson, Victor P, 54, Cpt. Reed, Gr'and Theft, Deal
in stolen property, Poss of altered property
Richardson, Mark Leroy, 22, 54-05, Burglary,
Grand Theft
08-22-08
Burnett, Thomas Edward, 35, Tumlin, FTA- Disor-
derly Intox (Columbia County)
Cespedes Omar Elias, 25, Sgt Sutton, Escape-
Broward County
Yusko David Allen, 56 Hoover, DUI- Alcohol 4th
or, DWLSR, Refusal to a lawful BAL
08-23-08
Valentine, Stephen Adron, 40, Sullivan, Battery,
(Dom Viol)
08-24-08
Wickard, Carrol Keith, 6', R. Downing, Agg. As-
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In early. August, W.C. Mills, of Old Town, reported a
theft of a spool of copper wire. According to the inves-
tigative report, the wire was taken from a storage trail-
er that was on Mills' property The spool of wire
weighed in excess of 500Sbs and was rolled from the
property where it was later loaded into a vehicle on'
transported away from the scene. On August 14, 2008,1
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the
Marion County Sheriff's Office and told that they had
in fact identified two individuals from Dixie County -
that had in fact sold burned heavy gauge copper that '
was similar to what Mills had taken from his property
During the course of the investigation, Mark Richard-
son, 22yoa, of Old Town and Roger Akins, 24yoa, of )Old
Town were identified as suspects. The wire at the '.-
Ocala recycling facility was in fact identified as coming
from the Mills' theft and both Richardson and Akins"
were arrested for Burglary and Grand Theft. Richaird-
son and Akins have both posted bond and are awaiting
arraignment on the charges relating to the Burglary
and Theft charges.


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Stephen M. Henry, DMD

(352) 498-7001


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Billy and Sandy Osteen of
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Wayne Wallace, the son of
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Amendments


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4,
2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of
the State of Florida, do hereby give no-
tice that an election will be held in each
county in Florida, on November 4, 2008,
for the ratification or rejection of pro-
posed amendments to the Constitution
of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions autho-
rizing the Legislature to regulate or pro-
hibit the ownership, inheritance, disposi-
tion, and possession of real property by
aliens ineligible for citizenship.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I -
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. Basic rights.-AII natural
persons, female and male alike, are
equal before the law and have inalien-
able rights, among which are the right to
enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pur-
sue happiness, to be rewarded for indus-
try, and to acquire, possess and protect
property; oxffpt that tho :':W..rchiF, in'
h^ritano, diapoo.tizr ond . a.... i. n : f
al prop ......... ali-r ... ir ..ligibl fr ti
zORnhip may b zgulztzd OFr pr hibitzd
by-law. No person shall be deprived of.
any right because of race, religion, na-
tional origin, or physical disability.

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)


Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION
AMENDMENT


Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as
the legal union of only one man and one
woman as husband and wife and pro-
vides that no other legal union that is
treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or rec-
ognized.


Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amend-
ment will have on state and local gov-
ernment revenues and expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected to
be minor.

Full Text:


ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union
of only one man and one woman as hus-
band and wife, no other legal union that
is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or rec-
ognized.

No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-
mission)

Ballot Title:
* CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT
AFFECTING THE ASSESSED VALUE
OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY

Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the Legislature, by general
law, to prohibit consideration of changes
or improvements to residential real prop-
erty which increase.resistance to wind
damage and installation of renewable
energy source devices as factors in as-
sessing the property's value for ad val-
orem taxation purposes. Effective upon
adoption, repeals the existing renewable
energy source device exemption no
longer in effect.


Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.
(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by it
for municipal or public purposes shall be
exempt from taxation. A municipality,
owning property outside the municipality,
may be required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which the
property is located. Such portions of
property as are used predominantly for
educational, literary, scientific, religious
or charitable purposes may be exempted
by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residingjn this state,
household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less
than one thousand dollars, and to every
widow or widower or person who is blind
or totally and permanently disabled,
property to the value fixed by general
law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipali-
ty may, for the purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the provisions of
this subsection and general law, grant
community and economic development
ad valorem tax exemptions to new busi-
nesses and expansions of existing busi-
nesses, as defined by general law. Such
an exemption may be granted only by


ordinance of the county or municipality,
and only after the electors of the county
or municipality voting on such question
in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances.
An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and im-
provements to real property related to
the expansion of an existing business
and shall also apply to tangible personal
property of such new business and tan-
gible personal property related to the ex-


pension of an existing business. The
amount or limits of the amount of such
exemption shall be specified by general
law. The period of time for which such
exemption may be granted to a new
business or expansion of an existing
business shall be determined by general
law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion'shall expire ten years from the date
of approval by the electors of the county
or municipality, and may be renewable
by referendum as provided by general
law.
(d)) By ontral lo~m and "ib
j dt ta evdytio:n.o spuifcd othproviR., thr



cuch odvise si ubctiolld and generatlld, t
the vmu'.: fi(xod bylt. gnral laowr nAt ts oxf
oood the ri;Ral t f the d: i and.ie Rd
for tho period fo t!eimg fI:ed bly or.al
bla spiot to gnad t law y parr.
(de(* Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose of its respec-
tive tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law,
grant historic preservation ad valorem
tax exemptions to owners of historic
properties. This exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county
or municipality. The amount or limits of
the amount of this exemption and the re-
quirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law. The period
of time for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be de-
termined by general law.
'Bfid By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
twenty-five thousand dollars of the as-
sessed value of property subject to tan-
gible personal property tax shall be ex-
empt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.By general law shall be
prescribed which shall secure a just val-
uation of all property for ad valorem tax-
ation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge to Flori-
da's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general law and as-
sessed solely on the basis of character
or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property held for sale
as stock in trade and livestock may be
valued for taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may be classified
for tax purposes, or may be exempted
from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section 6
of this Article shall have their homestead
assessed at just value as of January 1 of
the year following the effective date of o
this amendment. This assessment shall
change only as provided in this subsec-

(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection pvisieR shall be
changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed the lower of the
following: "
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the
preceding calendar year as initially re-
ported by the United States Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After any change of own-
ership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection heFrin.
(4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st Of the year following the es-
tablishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
That assessment shall only change ad'
provided in this subsections aene.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to homestead
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for any change, ad-
dition, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection heeiA.
(6) In the event of a termina-
tion of homestead status, the property
shall be -s~eis-ed as-provlded by gener-
al law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of the
provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair any
remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the
two years immediately preceding the es-
tablishment of the new homestead is en-
titled to have the new homestead as-
sessed at less than just value. If this re-
vision is approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled
to have the new homestead assessed at
less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The assessed value of
tlhe newly established homestead shall
be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or equal
to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead
shall be the just value of the new home-
stead minus an amount equal to the
lesser of $500,000 or the difference be-
tween the just value and the assessed
value of the prior homestead as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter,
the homestead shallrbe assessed as
provided in this subsection horoein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just val-
ue of the prior homestead as.of January


1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned, the assessed val-
ue of the new homestead shall be equal
to the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the as-
sessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between the
just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead
calculated pursuant to this sub-subpara-
graph is greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead


shall be increased so that the difference
between the just value and the assessed
value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection heei4R.
b. By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by
more than ohe person.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of this sub-
section, allow counties and municipali-
ties to authorize by ordinance that his-
toric property may be assessed solely on
the basis of character or use. Such char-
acter or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the ordi-
nance. The requirements for eligible
properties must be specified by general
law.
(e) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by general law, pro-
vide for a reduction in the assessed val-
ue of homestead property to the extent
of any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the con-
struction or reconstruction of the proper-
ty for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or
adoptive grandparents or parents of the
owner of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandpar-
ents or parents for whom the living quar-
ters are provided is 62 years of age or
older. Such a reduction may not exceed
the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in as-
sessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the to-
tal assessed value of the property as im-
proved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or
fewer and which is not subject to the as-
sessment limitations set forth in subsec-
tions (a) through (c) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection shall be changed annual-
ly on the date of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date.
Thereafter, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the ad-
justment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall
be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(g) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in sub-
sections (a) through (c) and (f) shall
change only as provided in this subseac
tion.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection shall be changed annual-,
ly on the date of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) The legislature must pro-
vide that such property shall be. as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a qualifying im-
provement, as defined by general law, is
made to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may pro-
vide that such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the ad-
justment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall
be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(h) The legislature, by gen-
eral law and subject to conditions speci-
fied therein, may prohibit the considera-
tion of the following in the determination
of the assessed value of real property
used for residential purposes:
(1) Any change or improve-
ment made for the purpose of improving
the property's resistance to wind dam-
agoe
(2) The installation of a re-
newable energy source device.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Limitation on the assessed
value of real property used for residential
Iumroses_
(a) The repeal of the renew-
able energy source properly tax exemp-
tion in Section 3 of Article VII shall take
effect upon approval by the voters.
(b) The amendment to Sec-
tion 4 of Article VII authorizing the legis-
lature to prohibit an increase in the as-
sessed value of real property used for
residential purposes as the result of im-
proving the property's resistance to wind
damage or installing a renewable energy
source device shall take effect January
1.2009.

No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-
mission)

Ballot Title:


PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PER-
PETUALLY CONSERVED LAND; CLAS-
SIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF
LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION.



Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a prop-
erty tax exemption for real property en-
cumbered by perpetual conservation
easements or other perpetual conserva-
tion protections, defined by general law.


Requires Legislature to provide for clas-
sification and assessment of land used
for conservation purposes, and not per-
petually encumbered, solely on the basis
of character or use. Subjects assess-
ment benefit to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable definitions established
by general law. Applies to property taxes
beginning in 2010.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemp-
tions. -
(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by it
for municipal or public purposes shall be
exempt from taxation. A municipality,
owning property outside the municipality,
may be required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which the
property is located. Such portions of
property as are used predominantly for
educational, literary, scientific, religious
or charitable purposes may be exempted
by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less
than one thousand dollars, and to every
widow or widower or person who is blind
or totally and permanently disabled,
property to the value fixed by general
law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipali-
ty may, for the purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the provisions of
this subsection and general law, grant
community and economic development
ad valorem tax exemptions to new busi-
nesses and expansions of existing busi-
nesses, as defined by general, law. Such
an exemption may be granted only by
ordinance of the county or municipality,
and only after the electors of the county
or municipality voting on such question
in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances.
An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and im-
provements to real property related to
the expansion of an existing business
and shall also apply to tangible personal
property of such new business and tan-
gible personal property related to the.ex-
pansion of an existing business. The
amount or limits of the amount of such
exemption shall be specified by general
law. The period of time for which such
exemption may be granted to a new
business or expansion of an existing
business shall be determined by general
law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall expire ten years from the date
of approval by the electors of the county
or municipality, and may be renewable
by referendum as provided by general
law. .
(d) By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein, there
may be granted an ad valorem tax ex-
emption to a renewable energy source .
device and to real property on which
such device is installed and operated, to
the value fixed by general law not to ex-
ceed the original cost of the device, and
for the period of time fixed by general
law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipali-
ty may, for the purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the provisions of
this subsection and general law, grant
historic preservation ad valorem tax ex-
emptions to owners of historic proper-
ties. This exemption may be granted
only by ordinance of the county or mu-
nicipality. The amount or limits of the
amount of this exemption and the re-
quirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law. The period
of time for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be de-
termined by general law.
(f) By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein, twen-
ty-five thousand dollars of the assessed
value of property subject to tangible per-
sonal property tax shall be exempt from
ad valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be granted
an ad valorem tax exemption for real
property dedicated in perpetuity for con-
servation purposes, including real prop-
erty encumbered by perpetual conserva-
tion easements or by other perpetual
conservation protections, as defined by
general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; as-'
sessments.-By general law regulations
shall be prescribed which shall secure a
just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge to Flori-
da's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general law and as-
sessed solely on the basis of character
or use.
(b) As provided by general
law and subject to conditions, limitations.
and reasonable definitions specified
therein, land used for conservation pur-
poses shall be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(s,)-/ Pursuant to general
law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may be classified
for tax purposes, or may be exempted
from taxation.
(d}.(e All persons entitled to
a homestead exemption under Section 6
of this Article shall have their homestead
assessed at just value as of January 1 of
the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall
change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to
this provision shall be changed annually
on January 1st of each year; but those
changes in assessments shall not ex-
ceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the
preceding calendar year as initially re-


ported by the United States Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After any change of own-
ership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
(4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of


January 1 st of the year following the es-
tablishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
That assessment shall only change as
provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to homestead
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for any change, ad-
dition, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(6) In the event of a termina-
tion of homestead status, the property
shall be assessed as provided by gener-
al law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of the
provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair any
remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the
two years immediately preceding the es-
tablishment of the new homestead is en-
titled to have the new homestead as-
sessed at lesg than just value. If this re-
vision is approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new 1hoime-
stead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled
to have the new homestead assessed at
less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on ,
January 1, 2007. The assessed value of
the newly established homestead shall
be determined as .follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or equal"
to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead
shall be the just value of the new home-
stead minus an amount equal to the .
lesser of $500,000 or the difference'be-
tween the just value and the assessed
value of the prior homestead as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year in which the prior
* homestead was abandoned. Thereafter,
the homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just val-
ue of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned, the assessed val-
ue of the new homestead shall be equal
to the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the as-
sessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between the
just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead
calculated pursuant to this sub-subpara-
graph is greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the difference
between the just value and the assessed
value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
b. By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by
more than one person.
n a(4) The legislature may,
by general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of this sub-
section, allow counties and municipali-
ties to authorize by ordinance that'his-
toric property may be assessed solely on
the basis of character or use. Such char-
acter or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the ordi-
nance. The requirements for eligible
properties must be specified by general
law.
(fje) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by general law, pro-
vide for a reduction in the assessed val-
ue of homestead property to the extent
of any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the con-
struction or reconstruction of the proper-
ty for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or
adoptive grandparents or parents of the
owner of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandpar-
ents or patents for whom the living quar-
ters are provided is 62 years of age or
older. Such a reduction may not exceed
the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in as-
sessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the to-
tal assessed value of the property as im-
proved.
(gS- For all levies other
than school district levies, assessinents
of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or
fewer and which is not subject to the as-
sessment limitations set forth in subsec-
tions (a) through (d)(e) shall change only
as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection shall be changed annual-
ly on the date" of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date.
Thereafter, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such'prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the ad-
justment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall
be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(bh.g For all levies other
than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in sub-
sections (a) through (d).(e) and (g(a4
shall change only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to


this subsection shall be changed annual-
ly on the date of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) The legislature must pro-
vide that such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a qualifying im-
provement, as defined by general law, is


made to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may pro-
vide that such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, Including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the ad-
justment for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the property shall
be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 28. Property tax
exemption and classification and assess-
ment of land used for conservation pur-
poses. The amendment to Section 3 of
Article VII requiring the creation of an ad
valorem tax exemption for real property
dedicated in perpetuity for conservation-
purposes. and the amendment to Se-
tion 4 of Article VII requiring land used
for conservation purposes to be classi-
fled by general law and assessed solely
on the basis of character or use for pur-
poses of ad valorem taxation, shall take
effect upon approval by the electors and
shall be implemented by January 1.
2010. This section shall take effect upon
approval of the electors.

No.5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 9, AND 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28 '- .-,
(Taxation and Budget Reform Coin
mission)

Ballot Title:
ELIMINATING STATE REQUIRED
SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX AND RE-
PLACING WITH EQUIVALENT STATE
REVENUES TO FUND EDUCATION

Ballot Summary:
Replacing state required school property
taxes with state revenues generating an
equivalent hold harmless amount for- .
schools through one or more of the fol-I
lowing options: repealing sales tax ex-,
emptions not specifically excluded; In -
creasing sales tax rate up to one per- '
centage point; spending reductions;,oti-
er revenue options created by the legjs-
lature. Limiting subject matter of laws,.
granting future exemptions. Lmitingdarn-
nual increases in assessment of non' -
homestead real property. Lowering prop-
erty tax millage rate for schools.


Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation; as-,
sessments.-By general law regulationis-
shall be prescribed which shall secure a,
just valuation of all property for ad val-.
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high watef recharge to loro--
da's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general, law and.as-
sessed solely on the basis of character
or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property held for saile'
as stock in trade and livestock may be.,
valued for taxation at a specified per-'
centage of its value, may be classified
for tax purposes, or may be exempted
from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section 6. -
of this Article shall have their homestead
assessed at just value as of January 1 'of
the year following the effective date.of,.
this amendment This assessment shall
change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subjettg-,
this provision shall be changed annually,
on January 1st of each year; but those.,
changes in assessments shall not ex-
ceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in' -
the Consumer Price Index for all urbioan-
consumers, U.S. City Average, all items..
1967=100, or successor reports for'thi"-,
preceding calendar year as initially re-..
ported by the United States Department'
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics., -I
(2) No assessment shall ex-:
ceed just value.
(3) After any change of own-
ership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed,.
at just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
(4) New homestead property '
shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following the es-
tablishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
That assessment shall only change as
provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to homestead
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; provided, however, -
after the adjustment for any change, ad-;
dition, reduction, or improvement, thi,;.
property shall be assessed as provided"
herein.
(6) In the event of a terpjiri
tion of homestead status, the property' .
shall be assessed as provided by gener-
al law.
(7) The provisions o this .
amendment are severabte. If any of ttae
provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair any
remaining provisions of this amendment.


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(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of Janu-
ary 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a
homestead exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as of January
1 of either of the two years immedi-
ately preceding the establishment of
the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less
than just value. If this revision is ap-
proved in January of 2008, a person
who establishes a new homestead as
of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less
than just value only if that person re-
ceived a homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The assessed value
of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the
year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be the
just value of the new homestead mi-
nus an amount equal to the lesser of
$500,000 or the difference between
the just value and the assessed value
of the prior Homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the pri-
or homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be equal to the just value
of the new homestead divided by the
just value of the prior homestead and
multiplied by the assessed value of
the prior homestead. However, if the
difference between the just value of
the new homestead and the assessed
value of the new homestead calculat-
ed pursuant to this sub-subparagraph
is greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the
assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for appli-
cation of this paragraph to property
owned by more than one person..
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and munic-
ipalities to authorize by ordinance that
historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or
use. Such character or use assess-
ment %hall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The re-
quirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the as-
sessed value of homestead property
to the extent of any increase in the
assessed value of that property which
results from the construction or recon-
struction of the property for the pur-
pose of providing living quarters for
one or more natural or adoptive
grandparents or parents of the owner
of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandpar-
ents or parents for whom the living
quarters are provided is 62 years of
age or older. Such a reduction may
not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in as-
sessed value resulting from construc-
tion or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this sub-
section.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed five teof
percent (5%) (40%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of own-
ership or control, as defined by gener-
al law, including any change of owner-
ship of a legal entity that owns the
property, such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date. Thereafter, such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed for by general law; however, after
the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the
Property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not sub-
ject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c)
and (f) shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed five ten
percent (5%) (4Q0% of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall


exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying im-
provement, as defined by general law,
Is made to such property. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property shall be


assessed at just value
assessment date after a
ownership or control, as
general law, including a
ownership of the legal e
owns the property. Then
property shall be asses
ed in this subsection.
(5) Changes
ductions, or improveme
property shall be asses
ed for by general law; h
the adjustment for any c
tion, reduction, or impro
property shall be asses
ed in this subsection.
SECTION 9.
es.-
(a) Counties
tricts, and municipalities
special districts may, be
law to levy ad valoremn
be authorized by gener-
other taxes, for their res
poses, except ad valore
tangible personal prope
prohibited by this consti
(b) Ad valorE
clusive of taxes levied f
ment of bonds and taxe
periods not longer than
when authorized by vot
tors who are the owners
therein not wholly exem
tion, shall not be levied
the following millages u
sessed value of real est
ble personal property: fi
purposes, ten mills; for
purposes, ten mills; for
poses, five teQ mills; for
agement purposes for ti
portion of the state lying
line between ranges twi
east, 0.05 mill; for wate
purposes for the remain
the state, 1.0 mill; and f
special districts a millag
by law approved by vote
tors who are owners of
therein not wholly exem
tion. A county furnishing
services may, to the ext
by law, levy additional te
limits fixed for municipal
SECTION 19
ment of ad valorem taxes
the legislature with othe
ucation.
(a) Commen
2010-2011 fiscal year. t1
shall be prohibited from
school districts to levy a
tax as a required local e
ipation in the Florida Ed
nance Program or a suc
gram,
(b)(1) The le
replace the revenue imp
elimination of the require
as provided in subsection
one or more of the follow'
a. the repea
exemptions, which are
to advance or serve a p
except for the current e'
food: prescription drugs
vices: charitable organize
gious organizations: res
electricity and heating fu
tangible personal prope
for resale or imported. p
manufactured in this sta
sales of real property: a
tangible personal prope
b. an increa
one percentage point to
use tax rate in existence
6.2009.
c. spending
other components of the
and revenue increases
economic growth attribu
property taxes.
d. other reve
fled or created by the le
(2) In implem
section, the amount app
set in the General Appro
in the 2010-2011 fiscal
be less than the amount
and set in the 2008-200
for the funding of public
the Florida Education Fi
gram. as increased by tl
historical growth for suc
during state fiscal years
and 2007-2008. which a
and set amount shall be
the "education hold har
amount,"
(3) Nothing
herein shall be construe
or eliminate: the ad val
age dedicated to capital
renovation and repair, o
ment of lease purchase
authorized by general la
proved millage authorize
stitution: or discretionary
millage for school district

(c) Each law
sales tax exemption sha
single subject of a single
and a legislative finding
emption advances or se
lic purpose of: encoura
development and compt
supporting educational.
literary, scientific. religion
ble initiatives or organize
curing tax fairness.


ARTICLE X
SCHEDULE


SECTION 28
station of school property
(a) The ame
Section 4 of Article VII re
maximum annual chang
ments for non-homestea
to five percent (5%) from
(10%) shall take effect J
2009.
(b) The ame
Section 9 of Article VII r
mills from ten mills the a
valorem millage for shoe
shall take effect January

No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL Al
ARTICLE VII, SEC
ARTICLE XII, NEW
(Taxation and Budget I
mission)

Ballot Title:
ASSESSMENT OF WOF


as of the next
a change of
s defined by
any change of
entity that
reafter, such
sed as provid-

e, additions, re-
nts to such
sed as provid-
lowever, after
change, addi-
vement, the
sed as provid-

Local tax-

s, school dis-
s shall, and
9 authorized by
taxes and may
al law to levy
spective pur-
sm taxes on in-


TERFRONT PROPERTY BASED
.UPON CURRENT USE


Ballot Summary:
Provides for assessment based upon
use of land used predominantly for
commercial fishing purposes; land
used for vessel launches into waters
that are navigable and accessible to
the public; marinas and drystacks that
are open to the public; and water-de-
pendent marine manufacturing facili-
ties, commercial fishing facilities, and
marine vessel construction and repair
facilities and their support activities,
subject to conditions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions specified by
general law.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION


y t and taxes SECTION 4. Taxation; as-
itution. sessments.By general law regulations
em taxes, ex- shall be prescribed which shall secure
or the pay- a just valuation of all property for ad
3s levied for valorem taxation, provided:
two years (a) Agricultural land, land
e of the elec- producing high water recharge to
s of freeholds Florida's aquifers, or land used exclu-
ipt from taxa- sively for noncommercial recreational
in excess of purposes may be classified by gener-
pon the as- al law and assessed solely on the ba-
tate and tangi- sis of character or use.
or all county (b) Pursuant to general
all municipal law tangible personal property held
all school pur- for sale as stock in trade and live-
r water man-. stock may be valued for taxation at a
he northwest specified percentage of its value, may
g west of the be classified for tax purposes, or may
o and three be exempted from taxation.
r management (c) All persons entitled to a
ing portions of homestead exemption under Section
or all other 6 of this Article shall have their home-
]e authorized stead assessed at just value as of
e of the elec- January 1 of the year following the ef-
freeholds fective date of this amendment. This
ipt from taxa- assessment shall change only as pro-
g municipal vided herein.
ent authorized (1) Assessments subject
axes within the to this provision shall be changed an-
I purposes. nually on January 1st of each year;
. Replace- but those changes in assessments
es required by shall not exceed the lower of the fol-
)r funds for ed- lowing:
a. Three percent (3%) of
ncing in the the assessment for the prior year.
he legislature b. The percent change in
requiring the Consumer Price Index for all ur-
an ad valorem ban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
effort for partic- items 1967=100, or successor reports
Jucation Fi- for the .preceding calendar year as ini-
ccessor pro- tially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
)gislature shall Statistics.
pact of the (2) No assessment shall
ed local effort exceed just value.
on (a) through (3) After any change of
wing options: ownership, as provided by general
I of sales tax law, homestead property shall be as-
determined not sessed at just value as of January 1
publicc purpose, of the following year, unless the provi-
xemptions for: sions of paragraph (8) apply. There-
: health ser- after, the horhestead shall be as-
zations: rell- sessed as provided herein.
3idential rent. (4) New homestead prop-
uel: sales of erty shall be assessed at just value as
rty purchased of January 1st of the year following
produced. or the establishment of the homestead,
ate for export: unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
nd sales of in- apply. That assessment shall only
rAy change as provided herein.
se of up to (5) Changes, additions, re-
the sales and ductions, or improvements to home-
e on January stead property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; provided,
reductions for however, after the adjustment for any
e state budget change, addition, reduction, or im-
resulting from provement, the property shall be as-
table to lower sessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termi-
anues identi- nation of homestead status, the prop-
gislature. erty shall be assessed as provided by
renting this general law.
propriated and (7) The provisions of this
opriations Act amendment are severable. If any of
rear shall not the provisions of this amendment
t appropriated shall be held unconstitutional by any
9 fiscal year court of competent jurisdiction, the
schools under decision of such court shall not affect
nance Pro- or impair any remaining provisions of
he average this amendment.
h amounts (8)a. A person who estab-
2006-2007 lishes a new homestead as of Janu-
appropriated ary 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
referred to as sequent year and who has received a
less homestead exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as of January
contained 1 of either of the two years immedi-
)d to replace ately preceding the establishment of
orem tax mill- the new homestead is entitled to have
outlay, school the new homestead assessed at less
r for the pay- than just value. If this revision is ap-
obligations proved in January of 2008, a person
iw: voter-ap- who establishes a new homestead as
ed in the con- of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have
ad valorem the new homestead assessed at less
,ts authorized than just value only if that person re-
ceived a homestead exemption on
creating a January 1, 2007. The assessed value
all contain the of the newly established homestead
e exemption shall be determined as follows:
that the ex- 1. If the just value of the
ryes the pub- new homestead is greater than or
ging.economic equal to the just value of the prior
etitiveness: homestead as of January 1 of the
governmental, year in which the prior homestead
us. or charita- was abandoned, the assessed value
actions: or se- of the new homestead shall be the
just value of the new homestead mi-
nus an amount equal to the lesser of
(11 $500,000 or the difference between
E the just value and the assessed value
of the prior homestead as of January
. Implemen- 1 of the year in which the prior home-
tax reform.-- stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the
ndments to homestead shall be assessed as pro-
educing the vided herein.
e in assess- 2. If the just value of the
ad properties new homestead is less than the just
Stein percent value of the prior homestead as of
january 1. January 1 of the year in which the pri-
or homestead was abandoned, the
ndment to assessed value of the new home-
educing to five stead shall be equal to the just value
authorized ad of the new homestead divided by the
ol purposes just value of the prior homestead and
1. 2010. multiplied by the assessed value of
the prior homestead. However, if the
difference between the just value of
MENDMENT the new homestead and the assessed
TION 4 value of the new homestead calculat-
SECTION ed pursuant to this sub-subparagraph
Reform Corn- is greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the
KING WA-


assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for appli-
cation of this paragraph to property
owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of this'
subsection, allow counties and munic-
ipalities to authorize by ordinance that
historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or
use. Such character or use assess-
ment shall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The re-
quirements for eligible properties must
be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the as-
sessed value of homestead property
to the extent of any increase in the
assessed value of that property which
results from the construction or recon-
struction of the property for the pur-
pose of providing living quarters for
one or more natural or adoptive
grandparents or parents of the owner
of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandpar-
ents or parents for whom the living
quarters are provided is 62 years of
age or older. Such a reduction may
not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in as-
sessed value resulting from construc-
tion or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this sub-
section.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten
percent (10%) of the assessment for
the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of own-
ership or control, as defined by gener-
al law, including any change of owner-
ship of a legal entity that owns the
property, such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date. Thereafter, such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed for by general law; however, after
the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not sub-
ject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c)
and (f) shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten
percent (10%) of the assessment for
the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying im-
provement, as defined by general law,
is made to such property. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a change of
ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change of
ownership of the legal entity that
owns the property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed In this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed for by general law; however, after
the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of
the following working waterfront prop-
erties shall be based upon the current
use of the property:
a. Land used predomi-
nantly for commercial fishing purpos-

b. Land that is accessible
to the public and used for vessel
launches into waters that are naviga-
ble.
c. Marinas and drystacks
that are open to the public.
d. Water-dependent ma-
rine manufacturing facilities, commer-
cial fishing facilities, and marine ves-
sel construction and repair facilities
and their support activities.
(2) The assessment bene-
fit provided by this subsection is sub-
ject to conditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as specified by
the legislature by general law.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Assessment of working wa-


terfront property.-The amendment to
Section 4 of Article VII providing for
the assessment of working waterfront
property based on current use. and
this section, shall take effect upon ap-
proval by the electors and shall first
apply to assessments for tax years
beginning January 1. 2010,

No. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-


mission)

Ballot Title:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to provide that an individ-
ual or entity may not be barred from
participating in any public program
because of religion and to delete the
prohibition against using revenues
from the public treasury directly or in-
directly in aid of any church, sect, or
religious denomination or in aid of any
sectarian institution.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 3. Religious
freedom.-There shall be no law re-
specting the establishment of religion
or prohibiting or penalizing the free
exercise thereof. Religious freedom.
shall not justify practices inconsistent
with public morals, peace or safety.
An individual or entity may not be
barred from participating in any public
program because of religion. Ne-rev-
OR nu of th: .tat oSr anY; p.liti.al cub
divi:i or agoF-- twr:.. f t-.hall :'-O r
bo tak.. from tho pubWi traOry; diA
rootly 8Fr iffdirZotly in aid of !ny
.hur.h, ...t, Or r.lig. : .i.. doR. ina
ti.n or in aid of zn" aootarian i..tt'-


No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-
mission)

Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COL-
LEGE FUNDING.


Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to require that the Legis-
lature authorize counties to levy a lo-
cal option sales tax to supplement
community college funding; requiring
voter approval to levy the tax; provid-
ing that approved taxes will sunset af-
ter 5 years and may be reauthorized
by the voters.

Full Text:

ARTICLE Vl
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local tax-
es.-
(a) Counties, school dis-
tricts, and municipalities shall, and
special districts may, be authorized by
law to levy ad valorem taxes and may
be authorized by general law to levy
other taxes, for their respective pur-
poses, except ad valorem taxes on in-
tangible personal property and taxes
prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, ex-
clusive of taxes levied for the pay-
ment of bonds and taxes levied for
periods not longer than two years
when authorized by vote of the elec-
tors who are the owners of freeholds
therein not wholly exempt from taxa-
tion, shall not be levied in excess of
the following millages upon the as-
sessed value of real estate and tangi-
ble personal property: for all county
purposes, ten mills; for all municipal
purposes, ten mills; for all school pur-
poses, ten mills; for water manage-
ment purposes for the northwest por-
tion of the state lying west of the line
between ranges two and three east,
0.05 mill; for water management pur-
poses for the remaining portions of
the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other
special districts a millage authorized
by law approved by vote of the elec-
tors who are owners of freeholds
therein not wholly exempt from taxa-
tion. A county furnishing municipal
services may, to the extent authorized
by law, levy additional taxes within the
limits fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an
open-access public institution whose
primary mission and responsibility in-
cludes providing lower level under-
graduate instruction and awarding as-
sociate degrees shall be authorized
by law to levy a local option sales tax
to supplement the funding of the insti-
tution. The tax may not be levied un-
less.approved by the electors of each
county served by the institution. The
local option tax shall sunset after five
years and may be reauthorized by the
electors as provided by law.

No. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-
mission)

Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PERCENT OF
SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CLASS-
ROOM INSTRUCTION; STATE'S
DUTY FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCA-
TION.



Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 percent of school
funding received by school districts be
spent on classroom instruction, rather
than administration; allows for differ-
ences in administrative expenditures
by district. Provides the constitutional
requirement for the state to provide a
"uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and
high quality system of free public
schools" is a minimum, nonexclusive


duty. Reverses legal precedent pro-
hibiting public funding of private
school alternatives to public school
programs without creating an entitle-
ment.

Full Text:

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION

SECTION 1. Public fund-


ingof education.-
(a) The education of chil-
dren is a fundamental value of the
people of the State of Florida. It is,
therefore, a paramount duty of the
state to make adequate provision for
the
education of all children residing with-
in its borders. This duty shall be ful-
filled. at a minimum and not exclu-
sively, through adequate Adequate
provision hall be-made by law for a
uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and
high quality system of free public
schools that allows students to obtain
a high quality education and for the .
establishment, maintenance, and op-
eration of institutions of higher learn-
ing and other public education pro-
grams that the needs of the people
may require. Nothing in this subsec-
tion creates an entitlement to a pub-
licly-financed private program.
b To assure that children
attending public schools obtain a high
quality education, the legislature shall
make adequate provision to ensure
that, by the beginning of the 2010
school year, there are a sufficient
number of classrooms so that:
(1) The maximum number
of students who are assigned to each
teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for prekindergarten
through grade 3 does not exceed 18
students;
(2) The maximum number
of students who are assigned to each
teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for grades 4
through 8 does not exceed 22 stu-
dents; and
(3) The maximum number
of students who are assigned to each
teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for grades 9
through 12 does not exceed 25 stu-
dents.

The class size requirements of this
subsection do not apply to extracurric-
ular classes. Payment of the costs as-
sociated with reducing class size to
meet these requirements is the re-
sponsibility of the state and not of lo-
cal schools districts. Beginning with
the 2003-2004 fiscal year, the legisla-
ture shall provide sufficient funds to
reduce the average number of stu-
dents in each classroom by at least
two students per year until the maxi-
mum number of students per class-
room dees not exceed the require-
ments of this subsection.
b)(4 Every four-year old
child in Florida shall be provided by
the State a high quality pre-kinder-
garten leading opportunity in the form
of an early childhood development
and education program which shall be
voluntary, high quality, free, and deliv-
ered according to professionally ac-
cepted standards. An early childhood
development and education program
means an organized program de-
signed to address and!enharide each
child's ability to make age appropriate
progress in an appropriate range of
settings in the development of lan-
guage and cognitive capabilities and
emotional, social, regulatory and
moral capacities through education in
basic skills and such other skills as
the Legislature may determine to be
appropriate.
(d).(e The early childhood
education and development programs
provided by reason of subsection (c)
eubpreaOgraph () shall be implement-
ed no later than the beginning of the
2005 school year through funds gen-
erated in addition to those used for
existing education, health, and devel-
opment programs. Existing education,
health, and development programs
are those funded by the State as of
January 1, 2002 that provided for
child or adult education, health care,
or development.
SECTION 8. Requiring
sixty-five percent of school funding for
classroom instruction.-At least sixty-
five percent of the school funding re-
ceived by school districts shall be
spent on classroom instruction, rather
than on administration. Classroom in-
struction and administration shall be
defined by law. The legislature may
also address differences in adminis-
trative expenditures by district for nec-
essary services, such as transporta-
tion and food services. Funds for cap-
ital outlay shall not be included in the
calculation required by this section.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Section 28. Requiring six-
ty-five percent of school funding for
classroom instruction.-The require-
ment that sixty-five percent of school
funding received by school districts be
spent on classroom instruction in Sec-
tion 8 of Article IX. and this section.
shall first be applicable to school
ears commencing during the state
fiscal year 2009-2010.


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Thursday August 28, 2008


Local


Last week we had a look
at some of the modern
con-artist's ways of steal-
ing your identity and
causing you grief. Of
course, a thief doesn't
have to pretend to be you
to take your hard-earned
money Sometimes they'll
just talk you into giving
it to them.

One scam that is com-
mon on the Internet is
the amazingly successful
dating-service scam.
These dubious consters
take advantage of people
who have turned to the
Internet to meet other
people. Con artists of this
sort prey on the loneli-
ness of their victims'.
Many attempt to take ad-
vantage of the very good
nature of most people.
Generally chatting a per-
son up for days, or even-
months, all the while un-
der the guise of a love-
lorn soul. After leading
their target on for a
length of time, they will
ask for money for various
things, cell-phones, phone
cards, travel visas or
passports, or air-fare.
Taking all that they re-
ceive in this manner is al-
most never the end. They
will generally generate a
sob-story about how they
were mugged, or even
that they were extorted
by some mafia persons,
explaining away the,
moniesethat they spent in
other ways. Usually they.


edneck Tech
by Eli Loy


lore

Sams

will then say something
along the lines of the
items needed are cheaper
where they are at, if you
just send your credit card
number... we know what
happens from there. I
find it amazing how often
it happens, to intelligent
people, people with de-
grees, even those with a
wealth of common sense.
Sometimes their good na-
ture just overrules their
good sense.

Phishing is a form of in-
ternet scam that is gener-
ally used to acquire your
personal information.'
Phishers send out huge
quantities of e-mail that
emulates those from an
official, or commercial,
source. Invariable, they
will ask you toenter in-
formation that can be
used to steal your identi-
ty or access your person-
al accounts. A newer,
more dangerous form of
phishing has been
dubbed "spear phishing".
Those targeted by these
spear phishers are usual-
ly CEOs, or have access to
secure data or accounts.
In spear phishing the
scammer first aquires
personal information
about a specific target.
This information can in-
clude their personal/of-
fice phone numbers, full
name, e-mail address, and
other data. The spear
p,,phisher- then custom tai-
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specifically designed to
be effective against their
selected target. The tar-
get is either enticed to re-
spond. to the bogus mis-
sive with the data that
the phisher wants, or
asked to download a com-
plete version of the com-
munication for their
records. Of course, when
they download the file, it
generally winds up being
an intrusive program,
generally used to record
keystrokes, or mine other
data from the target's
computer.

I think that when people
hear the word "Internet
Predator" they have some
image of a pervert after
god-knows-what, but usu-
ally involving children.
Yes,. there are too many of
those, but the term preda-
tor does not only apply to
those with sexual intent.
Many predators are after
adults: adults have more
money Money has always
shown to drive some
more than any other de-
sire. Ultimately the use of
the term Internet Preda-
tor is used so much in
connection with those
preying on children, that
the adults forget that they
are also viable prey. So
next time you remind-
your child about the dan-
gers of the Internet, re-
member the fact that you
may be an easier mark.


Well, that's it for now!
Keep reminding your kids,
(and you too), that the In-
ternet is serious business.


There is no reason for any
individual to have a
computer in his home.
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This large burm of dirt covers a large sinkhole that opened
in the Pendarvis family's yard.


Due to the heavy rain that we received
during tropical storm Fay Dixie County
has had several sinkholes open up. Dam-
age, thus far, has been minimal due to
our county's amazingly rapid response
to and filling of these pits as they open.

One of the three holes that were report-
ed on Monday, August 25th had opened
in the middle of the Pendarvis family's
yard. In that instance, the pit was filled
within hours.

According to Travis Pendarvis, the
sinkhole began to form during the
storm. By the time they reported it, on
Monday, he says the pit was about 4 feet
deep, and water was visible at the bot-
tom of it.

Shortly after Mr. Pendarvis reported
the sinkhole officers arrived to record


photographs of the hole, and a county' .
truck later came and filled it in. This'"'
was truly above-and-beyond the duty opi
our county, and they should be com-
mended for their action.

According to the sinkhole FAQ page'
Florida Geological Survey's website
(http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/feel
back/faq.htm#10), there is no state ,
agency upon whom the responsibility'
falls to fill in sinkholes located on pri-.
vate property It states that it is the re'
sponsibility of the homeowner.
In the case of the Pendarvis residence,
the county did right, filling the hole only
took a load of fill-dirt,-and may have pre-
vented injury to persons living around.
it. The quick filling of the hole certainly
prevented the hole from becoming large
enough to cause problems costing miich
more than a truckload of dirt.


Cover-subsidence

sinkholes


Granular sediiments spall
into secondary openings
in the underlying carbonate
rocks, *


A column.,of6verlying sedi-
ments settles into the
vacated spaces (a process
termed "piping").


Dissolution and infilling con-
tinue, forming a noticable
depression in the land
surface.


The slow downward erosion
eventually forms small su -
face depressions I inch to,
several feet in depth and -
diameter.


Cover-collapse

sinkholes


Sediments spall into a cavity.



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arch,


The cavity migrates up-
ward by progressive roof
collapse.


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The cavity eventually
breaches the ground sur-
face, creating sudden and
dramatic sinkholes.


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Local


Apres le deluge:

WHAT TO DO
IF YOUR
WELL IS
FLOODED

Dixie County Heavy
rainfall and flooding may
have impacted your pri-
vate well and made your
water unsafe. If your well
casing has been sub-
merged by flood water, ei-
ther use bottled water, or
boil or disinfect all the
water you use for drink-
ing, making beverages,
cooking, brushing your
teeth, washing dishes,
and washing areas of the
skin that have been cut or
injured.

Common unscented
household bleach (4 to
6%) can be used effective-
ly as a chlorine disinfec-
tant. Add 8 drops (about
'/8 teaspoon) of unscent-
ed household bleach per
gallon of water, then let
stand for 30 minutes, re-
peating the procedure if
the water is still cloudy.
An alternative disinfect-
ing method involves
bringing water to a
rolling boil for one
minute.

If your well has been
flooded, please call the
Dixie County Health De-
partment for information
on how to sample your
water and where to bring
the sample for bacterio-
logical testing. If the test
reveals bacteria, the well
and water system need to
be disinfected.

It is important to disin-
fect both well and plumb
ing water with unscented
household bleach to en-
sure that all infectious
agents are destroyed. If
you have water treatment
devices, remove all mem-
branes, cartridges, and
filters and replace them
after the chlorination ,
process is completed. The
amount of chlorine deter-
mines the length of time
you allow the bleach to re-
manin in your system.

DC H recommends the fol-
lov ing steps to disinfect a
contaminated well:

* If the water is dis-
co lored before adding the
ble ach, run the water un-
til t is clear for up to 10
mi utes.
* Turn off and then
dr in your hot water
he ter- bleach is not ef-
fec ive in water above 105
de rees.
* Remove and re-
pl ce charcoal filters af-
ter the disinfecting
pr cess is completed.
* To avoid adding
co tamination to the well
du ing disinfection, clean
th( work area around the
to of the well. Then re-
m( e grease and mineral
de osits from accessible
pa ts of the well head and
flu h the outside surfaces
wi h 1/2 cup of unscented
ho Isehold bleach in 5 gal-
loi s of water.
Turn off the
pu p. Remove the cap or
the well plug on the rub-
be seal. There are many
ty es of well caps and
ph gs. If you have ques-
tionis, you should contact
a licensed well driller. If
yo i have a submersible


pump, you may also want
to contactt a licensed well
driller for advice on disin-
fection procedures.


Consult the bleach
chart and pour the recom-
mende.d amount of un-


scented bleach (4 to 6%)
solution into the well.
Try to coat the sides of
the casing as you pour. If
you get bleach on the


pump or
thorough
ter to pre
sion.

BLEACH

Well Dep
Well Dian
2"
6"
Amount


20'
1 cup
1 cup
30'
1 cup
2 cups
40'
1 cup
2 cups
50'
1 cup
3 cups
80'
1 cup
1 qt
100'
1 cup
1,5 qts
150'
2 cups
2.5 qts
200'
3 cups
3 qts


City Council

Zoning Throwdown.


wiring, flush it An otherwise congenial
ily with fresh wa- and relatively uneventful
vent later corro- Cross City Council meet-
ing Monday evening was
interrupted by Mr. John
I CHART Lamb, who demanded an
immediate vote on a
th in Feet change in property use
meter in Inches situation that has been
4" 5" unsuccessful before the
council several times. Mr.
of Bleach to Use Lamb owns a trailer park
and adjacent parcel that
1 cup 1 cup he would like to build
apartments
on, but ac-
1 cup 1 cup cording to
the City At-
torney and
1 cup 2 cups the City
Manager, the
current zon- :
2 cups 2 cups ing does not -.-.
allow such a
use. Mr. Lamb stated that
2 cups 1 qt he was "requesting a
council vote so that I can
hire an attorney" in order
3 cups 1 qt to start litigation. He pre-
sented testimony from an
appraiser from South
1 qt 2 qts Florida who claimed that
the difference in value
from the current legal use
1.5 qts 2.5 qts and the one Mr. Lamb de-
sired was "around
$130,000."


Conversions 8 oz = 1 cup
/16 oz = 1 pint = 2 cups
24 oz = 3 cups / 32 oz = 1
quart / 48 oz = 1.5 quarts
64 oz = 2 quarts / 80 oz =
2.5 quarts / 96 oz = 3
quarts

* Re-cap or plug the
well opening and wait 30
minutes.
* Turn on and, if
needed, re-prime the
pump. Open all of the
faucets on the system one
at a time. Allow theater
to run until there is ano-
ticeable smell of bleach.
You may also want to
flush the toilets. If you
have outside faucets, you,
may want to direct the
water away from sensi-
tive plants. If you cannot
detect a bleach odor, re-
peat the disinfecting
process.
* Turn off all of the
faucets and allow the
bleach to remain in the
system for at least eight
hours.
S Backwash water
softeners, sand filters,
and iron removal filters
with bleach water.
* Again, open all
the faucets and run the
water until there is no
bleach smell-for up to
15 minutes.

After disinfecting your
well, the water needs to
be tested to verify that it
is safe to drink. Although
unscented household
bleach is effective against
microorganisms, it will
not remove chemical con-
tamination that may have
gotten into your well.
Contact the Dixie County
Health Department at 352-
498-1360 for sampling in-
structions to get your wa-
ter tested.

For further information,
please visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.

The Florida Emergency
Information Line: 1-800-
342-3557

Public Information Emer-
gency Support Function:
850-921-0384


Mr. Lamb repeatedly cited
a letter he apparently
posesses from retired City
Manager Gary Poore that
he claims allows the mul-
ti-family use as "grandfa-
thered." Councilwoman
Kay Harden informed him
that "That's where the ar-
gument is: you're saying
that it says one thing--


we're saying it says some-
thing else."

City Attorney Greg
Beauchamp informed Mr.
Lamb that "If your pro-
posal hasn't changed, then
our legal position hasn't
changed. Our legal posi-
tion has been clearly stat-
ed both to you and to your
attorney" He also in-
formed the council that he
did not feel "that it is ap-
propriate to vote
on it at this time."
City Manager
Mike Cassidy stat-
ed that "If we
move forward on
this, to help Mr.
Lamb out, the
council will be in
the position to
blatantly and illegally vio-
late the LDR." At that
point, Mr. Lamb thanked
the council and left the
meeting, mid-discussion.

Mr. Beckham appeared to
ask that his new tire shop
next to Creekside Farm
Supply be allowed to an-
nex into the city so that
he can'have access to city
water. "The Lord's done
put plenty of it on the
ground for you," Council-
man Hurst quipped. Mr.
Bechkam replied that "I
wasn't fast enough to
catch it." The council was
positive regarding the
idea, and Mike Cassidy
stated that "We need
Shamrock for the long
term stability of the city."


Pasture Management/Invasive
Weed Control Workshop


The Dixie, Gilchrist and
Levy Soil & Water Con-
servation District, Levy
County Extension/IFAS,
and the Florida Division
of Forestry were part-
ners hosting this work-
shop. Topics included
Pasti6re Management and
Invasive Weed Control.

Levy Soil & Water Con-
servation District Super-
visor Tommy Harper offi-
ciated the workshop. In
attendance were: Natural
Resource Conservation
Service (NRCS) Soil Con-
servationist Cathi Ellis,
and speakers included
Levy County IFAS Agri-
cultural Extension Agent
Anthony Drew and Levy
County Forester, Sara
Creel.

Workshop topics includ-
ed Basic Pasture Manage-
ment, Species, Establish-


Federal Financial


ment, Renovation, graz-
ing and Fertilization,
Principal of Weed Con-
trol, Integrated Pest Man-
agemnent, Herbicides, and
the identification and
control of invasive exotic
species. Mr. Drew con-
cluded the workshop
with poisonous plants
identification and con-
trol.

Weather did not permit
the planned sprayer
equipment demonstra-
tions. Lunch was provid-
ed by Akins Restaurant
in Bell. More workshops
are scheduled for early
Spring. If there is a
workshop topic you
would like covered,
please contact Darlene
Smith, of the Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Soil &
Water Conservation Dis-
tricts.


Aid Available


LAKE CITY, Fla. -
Lake City Communfty
College is pleased to
announce that the Pa-
tient Care Technician
program has been ap-
proved for Federal Fi-
nancial Aid. This pro-. -
gram, which incorpo- -.- -
rates Nursing Assis-
tant, Home Health
Aide, Phlebotomy, and
EKG, prepares individuals for entry-level positions in
the healthcare field.

Individuals seeking information about this program
should contact the Allied Health Advisor, Ann Tison,
at (386) 754-4304 for additional information.

Individuals seeking information about financial aid
should contact the financial aid office at (386) 754-
4283.


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Stuff to


Do


Future Now

Get ready!!! FUTURENOW is coming to Dix-
ie County!FUTURENOW is a high-energy
school assembly program with a full scale
concert of heart-pounding live music, dra-
matic skits, and true stories that inspire
young people to LIVE THEIR DREAMS.
FUTURENOW confronts young people with
the reality that the choices we make today
will determine our futures.
Since 2001, FUTURENOW has shared this
powerful message with thousands of stu-
dents at schools across the southeast.
FUTURENOW will be performing live at Dix-
ie County High School Gymnasium on Au-
gust 27th at 7pm.
This is a FREE EVENT--bring the whole
family and arrive early to get a seat!
Find out more about FUTURENOW at
wwwfuturenow.us!

Tift 85 Bermudagrass
Management Clinic

The University of Florida Extension
Service will offer a clinic on Managing Tifton
85 B'ermudagrass on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 5-6:30
PM at Quincy Cattle Company The event is
located at 2350 NW 120th Street, Chiefland. If
you are traveling south on US 129, turn right
onto NW 120th ST (CR320). Go through the in-
tersection with CR 345 and go .7 mile and the
farm is on the left.
Dr. Yoana Newman, UF Extension Forage Spe-
cialist and Dr. Mary Sowerby, Regional Dairy
Extension Specialist, will discuss Bermuda-
grass Management for Hay and Greenchop
and Avoiding and Conquering Army Worm
Invasions.
If you plan to attend please call the Extension
Office in Trenton, 463-3174 or Dr. Sowerby at
386-362-2771, so we can plan for the event.


Corbin Family

The Corbin reunion will be held on
Saturday, Septenber 6th, 2008 at
Hart Springa in the pavilion.
We will begin serving lunch at 1.00pm.
Bringyourfavorite ishres andbathing suit.


Holy Cross

Bingo

will not be open

September 2

Will reopen

September 16

More info

542-1335







'The BTQ 1inrer FuDdriser, spoD-
sored by the DQXJ Junior Class
scheduled
for $aturday, Agust 23rd WaS CnD-
celled due to weather. The Ditoner will
be
held Pt a later dte. Wtch ftor future
nDDouDemn@Dts, id dotes. TfhDke You
for YourT Support anDoODniODS.


Free Family Concer


Friday in the
Gainesville Plaza
Aug 29 8:00-10:00


Second Annual Levy County Fair
Oct.30th -Nov.2nd
Industrial Park-Williston Florida
Livestock Prospect Show, Creative Arts, Fair Queen, Battle
of the Bands, Karaoke Contest, Lawn Tractor Pulls, Midway
Rides, Rodeo Events, Car Truck & Bike Show, Food, Ex-
hibits and more, more, more.......

For information on the fair events, check our web site at
www.levycountyfair.com
Or call 352-486-3747


SRWMD Announces
Property Closings

Steinhatchee Falls Closed
LIVE OAK, August 25, 2008-The Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District (District) would like to noti-
fy the public of property closings in the area due to
heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fay At this time the
following tracts will be closed: Steinhatchee Falls in
Taylor County, river access points at Steinhatchee
Springs in Lafayette County, Devil's Hammock in
Levy County and Roline in Hamilton County These
tracts will remain closed until flood conditions im-
prove.
Other tracts may be closed as rivers continue to rise
and on-site inspections are done. Citizens can visit
the District's website at www.mysuwanneeriver.com
for up-to-date information on property closings.
District staff would also like to remind the public to
take caution on lands that are not closed and be wary
of potential hazards such as dangerous road condi-
tions.
For more information on property closings, please
contact the District at 386.362.1001. or 800.226.1066.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
PHILLIPS CENTER, GAINESVILLE
PRICE $28-$48
OCT 12 2:D00 PM
US TOUR PREMIERE!
SPECIAL EFFECTS & CLASSIC SONGS
GET TICKETS AT TICKETMASTER


DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT



SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS

CROSS CITY /HIGHWAY 19
OLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIXWE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL


Acute & Chronic Disease Care
Laceration Repair
Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Treatment for Asthma
WIC Coupons
Laboratory & X-Ray


, Minor Surgical Procedures
* Employment Physicals
* Family Planning OB Care
* School Health Services
. Preventative Health Care
* Dental Services
* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


Child and Adult Immunizations
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Kiddy Comer Play Area for Children
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School




TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360
MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED


DIXIE COUNTY ADULT WELDING CLASS
FALL SEMESTER

Earn certification in SMAW, MIG, and TIGwelding. Be qualified for jobs that pay T.00 -
$16.00 per hour. Adult welding classes taught by Mr. James Smith begin Monday, Algust
25, 2008 at Dixie County High School. Classes will be held through Wednesday, D ber 17, 2008 each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:00-10:00 P.A A
minimum of 10 students is required, with the maximum of 15.

Make plans now to enroll for the fall semester. The fee is $324.00 and is due on te first
day of class. If you need additional information, please call Donna Wright a
498-6141.


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Real Estate, etc,


LABOR DAY
CELEBRATION

American Legion Post
383 will be having a big
Labor Day Celebration
on Monday, September 1,
at Legion headquarters
in Old Town.

This will be in connec-
tion with an early mem-
bership drive, so if
you're interested in sign-
ing up, come by and talk
to one of the post offi-
cers. Or if you just want
to have a good time, en-
joy the music and the
food, that's fine, too.

Turk Leonard and Bud
Colson will be entere-
taining, Jack Hudson
will be fixing barbecued
chicken and pork. A
$5.00 donation is suggest-
ed for the food, and a
covered dish would like-
wise be appreciated.

The fun starts at 11:00
AM.








CO.


352-542-0103


,I\ATJIERINE t-ICklINNEt
5. CER. GEN. RP #2277
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TOWN OF CROSS CITY
Notice of Second Public Hearing And Advisory Council Meeting

The Town of Cross City is applying to the Florida Department of CommunityAffairs (DCA) for a grant under the
Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $650,000 under the 2008 Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low
and moderate income (LMI) persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and
moderate income persons for which the Town of Cross City is applying are:


ACTIVITY


BUDGET


(Approximate)
Water Facilities.................$0 to $502,700
Sewer Facilities...............$0 to $502,700
Engineering...... ........... $95,300
Administration........ ...... $52,000


LMI%

70%
70%


TOTAL BUDGET.............. $650,000
LOCATION: City-wide

The Town of Cross City plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities
in the following manner:

The Town of Cross City has adopted an Anti-Displacement Policy which provides well defined procedures con-
cerning potential displaced persons. No permanent voluntary or involuntary displacement is anticipated for this
project.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the Counts will assist such persons in the fol-
lowing manner:
No displacement is anticipated.

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on thI application will be held at the
Cross City Town Hall at the corner of Franklin & Barber Streets; Cross City, FLon Monday, September 22, 2Q08 at
7:15 p.m. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time A final copy of the application will
be made available at the Cross City Town Hall on Monday through Friday betvaen the hours of 9 a.m. 5 p.m. no
more than five days after September 22, 2008. The application will be submittEl to DCA on or before September
29, 2008 (or later if the application deadline is extended). To obtain additional information concerning the applica-
tion and the public hearing contact Mike Cassidy, City Manager, at the Cross Cty Town Hall, located at the corner
of Franklin'& Barber Streets (P.O. Box 417) Cross City, FL, (32628) or by telephoning 353-498-3306.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible Ication. Any handicapped person
requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Nike Cassidy at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-tnglish speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should also contact Mr. Cassidy. To access a Telecorrmunication Device for Deft Person
(TDD) please call 498-3306.

The Citizen Advisory Task Force for this project will meet on September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cross
City Town Hall.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to
DCA with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the Town of Cnss City and DCA for public in-
spection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application
and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in th form of a gift, grant, loan,
guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other forn of direct or indirect benefit by
source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the appli-
cation for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with |ecuniary interest in the project
that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2)- or three (3)
above which are corporations, or other entities, the identifications and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity
of each officer, director, principal stock holder, or other official of the entity;

5. The expected source of all funds to be provided to the project by eachof the providers of those funds


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6. the expected uses of all funds
by activity and amount.

A FIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPOR-
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Established Law
Office/Tide Company

Building for Sale
Cross City, FL
keross from County Court
House
E'ablished Law Office/Former
Tidtle Company
Open since around 1930
Historic Brick Building
Nvly renovated witi tile and cherry wood
floors
Upgded central heat aind air.Backs up to Unit.
ed States Post Offlice. High Traffic
Estdished Law Office Phone number and fax
line
Lobi, Kitchen. Windowed reception, 4 large
)iices, bathroom and work room.
Osier will entertain all offers be-
tweeni
$135,000 $150,000
Wilhiso consider Lease to Own or
Rntat rate of $1,100/mondi
By Owner
Cotact (352) 356-3284


NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING
The Cross City Town Council is considering applying to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs (DCA) for a 2008-09 Small Cities Commu-
nity Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $650,000. These funds
must be used for one of the following purposes:

1. To Benefit Low and Moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or
blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of re-
cent

origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a se-
rious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community
and where other financial resources are not available to meet such
needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the
areas of HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD, COMMERCIAL REVITALIZA-
TION, OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and include such improvement
activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit busi-
ness, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastruc-
ture, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy con-
servation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that
may be undertaken will be provided at the public meeting.

FOR EACH ACTIVITY THAT IS PROPOSED, AT LEAST 70% OF THE
FUNDS MUST BENEFIT LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PERSONS.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the Cross City
Council must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of
planned CDBG activities. In addition, the Cross City Council is required
to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's
economic and community development needs will be held at the Cross
City Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday, September 8, 2008, be-
ginning at 7:30 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing con-
tact Mike Cassidy, Cross City Manager, Cross City Town Hall; 251 NW
Spcond Ave., Cross City, FL 32628, Phone: (352) 498-3306. The Citi-
zens Advisory Task Force (CATF) will be appointed at this meeting.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible loca-
tion. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing im-
paired or the visually impaired should contact Mike Cassidy, Cross City
Manager, at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to at-
tend the public hearing should contact Mr. Cassidy, at least five (5) cal-
endar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provid-
ed. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call 498-3306. Any handicapped person requiring special accom-
modation at this meeting should contact Mr. Cassidy, at least five (5) cal-
endar days prior to the meeting.
An Equal Opportunity / Handicapped Accessible / Fair Housing Jurisdic-
tion
35

"Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property
to become their property that they
may more perfectly respect it."
-G.K. Chesterton



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GIVIAC
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Brad Smrn ith Licensed Real Estaete Broker


1994 22 DW on 1.32 acres. 2003 3,2 home on .61 acre
There are laminate wood on paved road just blocks
floors through out. 2 car from Hinton Landing boat
carport, shed, & pump ramp & park.
house. MAKE OFFER... $98,900 MLS 758710
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river frontage. Remodeled,
screened porch and fire
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HOMES
3.2 DW on 5 ac.........$105.000
32 home on 3 ac......$130.000
22 home on 4+ ac....$189.000
3,2 DW on 10 ac.......$149.000
3:2 DW on 2 ac.......... $85,000
22 SW on .47 ac........$49.500
42 DW on 4 ac.........$130,000
3.2 home on 2 ac......$199.900
COMMERCIAL
- Just Reduced. 2 acres on
Hwy 19................$74,000
- 15 acres on Hwy19 w 600'
road frontage.......$3.600.000
- Great location 600 sq ft
building on .50 ac on Hwy 19
BRING OFFERS.......$72,900


1995 cabin style home. This
IA1 home has a loft & office.
guest quarters, and work
shop located on paved road.
$129.000 MLS 759020


LOTS
.14 in Suwannee.....$99,900
.25 wooded ac..........$4,900
.94 Improved ac......$19.000
.50 wooded ac........$20,000
.11 In Suwannee...$249,900
.48 wooded ac........$14.000
.35 wooded ac........$15,000
Acreage
2.65 wooded ac......$19,900
2.65 wooded ac..... .$35,000
3.02 improved ac....$45,000
2.65 wooded ac.......$35,000
2 wooded ac...........$27,500
7.25 improved ac....$85.000
3 wooded ac...........$37,500
2.44 wooded ac.......$34.900


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AMERICAN LEGION POST
383-is open from 9 am until 9 pm.
The Legionnaires meet on the
3rd Wednesday of each month
and the Auxiliary meets on the
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each
month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd
Monday of each month at 7:30
pm. Live Entertainment every
Tuesday night at 4 pm in the
lounge. For more information
call 542-2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening
6:00 p.m US. 19. Doors open at
6:00 pm. snacks available. Free
coffee. Rosary every Wednesday
at 6:00 pm. 352-493-9723

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

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
charities.

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

NA MEETINGS Monday at
6:30 pm at the Old Town United
Methodist Church.

DIXIE COUNTY EDUCA-.
TIONFOUNDATION meets
on the second Monday of each
month at 3:30 p.m. at the Pub-
lic Library in Cross City.




TIMBERS APARTMENTS
1,2, & 3 BR apartments.
Rental assistance may be
available.231 NE 97th St,
Cross City, FL. Call 352-498-3175,
TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity

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ROOM FOR RENT. Located in
Steinhatchee one block from
Fiddler's Rest. in a detached
garage. All utilities fur-
nished. Ca ble TV, internet
$400/month plus security. Call
352-498-3012.
34,35

Cross City- 3/2 house for rent.
Furnished and recently re-
modeled. Includes washer,
dryer, weight room, and much
more. No pets or smoking.
$850/mo. 1st, last, and $850
sec. deposit. Call 352-222-6410
UFN

MH for rent. 3 BR on 1/2 acre
along Steinhatchee River in
Jena. $450 a month and secu-
rity. 352-498-2687.
32,33,34,35

FURNISHED 1 and 2 BR Con-
dos for Rent. $750.00-$850.. In-
cluded in price, water, cable,
internet, hot tub. Steinhatch-
ee, FL 813-677-9640.
SEPT-NOV

TRAILER FOR RENT. Single-
wide mobile home 2 miles
South of Old Town. $300 ppr
month, plus first, last and $200
security deposit. No pets, no
smoking. 352-498-7067.
34,35

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR
RENT 1040 sq.ft. office or re-
tail space near Evans Square,
great location off 19/98 in
Cross City. Rent $550 per
month 352-486-2154 or 352-
317-8750.
43,44,45,46

3 BR House $350/month,
someone who likes to have
yard sales. 498-4186.
35

MH for rent 3BR, 2 Bath DW
on 2 acres fenced yard, cen-
tral h/a : 3 BR, 1 bath on 2
acres and 3 BR 1.5 bath on 2
acres. 542-3377 or 578-4461 or
542-2355


2

BR 1 Bath 2.5 acres, fenced in
on all sides in Old Town, nice
neighborhood, $400.00 First,
last, $250 security. 352-463-
9481 cCell 578-5443.
34,35

Nice 1 BR, 1 Bath Trailer near
Old Town off 19/90 Central
H/A $400/month includes wa-
ter. ist/last/security 352-486-
2154 or 352-317-8750.
43,44,45,46









DUNN RITE Painting-Pressure
washing, great work, great prices-
no job to big or small-Free esti-
mates-Lic. & Ins. Call 352-210-0122.
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MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00
Registration fee, then only
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry
Taylor's Karate Training Center,
Cross City. 498-0048 Ufn

HOMEBUILDER. Quality
homes built on your lot. Visit our
sales and design center at 26761
SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.

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SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT Get rid of that iron, odor,
and hard water! WATTS has the
water treatment that will give you
clean healthy water to cook with
and to drink for the entire family.
I guarantee our systems to re-
move the iron, odors and give you
pure clean water. No more iron
spots or dingy clothes. Financing
available with little or no money
down and low payments. We have
systems for every budget includ-
ing buying or renting your equip-
ment. For all of your water prob-
lems call your local WATTS deal-
er DAVID. B. DOWNING (352) 356-
0474 or (352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of the
Florida Quality Water.
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DIXIE MONUMENTS serving
North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
miles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232
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HARRIS STUMP GRINDING -
498-5982- or 210-0534. Call Miles or
Rick Licensed- Insured. Ufn

JIEVSPRESSURE
WASHING/PAINTING
"AUGUST SPECIAL"
During August I am offering my ser-
vices at a 20% discount on all labor
Excellent time to get your place
cleaned up. Please call Pastor Jim
Hurst @ 352498-3023

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NINA'S HAIR CARE. Mon-
Wed-Fri, Cross City 601 NE 214
Avenue, Behind the Court-
house. 352-356-2513.
Ear Candling.
32,33,34,35





ATV 2007, 110 CC, Rocket
ATV, excellent condition, new
batter, $400 OBO 542-3117
34,35,36,37

FOUR WHEELER 2006 Polaris
Hawkeye, adult size. Automat-
ic Low miles, very nice, can
deliver. $3250.00 352-498-7128.
UFN

Horses for sale. Two kids
horses. One paint & one
palomino geldings ($1000
each). Both have run barrels
and other kid's games. These
are real babysitters. Also,
one registered Q/H mare (can-
not be bred) $500. For experi-
enced rider. Sweet disposition.
$500 dollars. 352-222-5405.
UFN


jf Dixie County


30x40 tent with 40 chairs and a
small compact freezer. Also
pressure washer. 542-1402.
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YARD SALE, Saturday and
Sunday from 9-4. 8/30 and 8/31,
Rain or Shine--Moving and get-
ting rid of lots of items, clothes,
kitchen, tools, etc. 15 NE 248 Ave,
Cross City off 351 Look for Signs.






This is a public notice to inform
Kimberly Dahm, Unit #28, Cross
City, Suwania Lee, Unit #29,
Cross City and Gail Tyson, nit #15,
Cross City, that rent on his or her
unit is more than 15 days delin-
quent. There will be an auction on
these units on September 20,
2008 at 9:00 am at the Cross City
Storage Facility.
-35,36


Up to 100% Financing
Government Programs
Hard Equity & Other Options
Kymco Mortgage/1-877-346-
0100

UFN





RN'S NEEDED Cross City Re-
hab is looking for RN's FT and PT
for the 10pm to 6am shift and the 6
pm to 6am shift. If interested,
please call Liz Montgomery at 498-
2005 or stop by to fill out an appli-
cation. Ufn


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEX-
UAL ASSAULT SERVICES: In-
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,
(386) 758-4843, or (386) 792-2747 for
an appointment or the location
and times or group counseling.
Another way, Inc. also provides
two 24-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 ed-
ucational personnel. Ufn

AA MEETINGS-Wednesday
night, 8:00 pm at eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida. Ufn
AA MEETINGS-Monday nights,
8:00 pm, Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
form Gooding Funeral 'Home.
Call 1-800-613-0164 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
www.drugrehabresource.net .
Don't wait.
Barriers to Employment
Do you have a barrier to em-
ployment? Perhaps your crimi-
nal history is keeping youth
from finding a job. There
Rivers Legal Services offers
services to help you determine
whether or not you can
seal/expunge your criminal
record, understand your crim-
inal record and apply for an
exemption to work in the med-
ical field, if qualified. We also
offer general assistance in
restoration of rights and
clemency. Please contact our
office by calling our Three
Rivers offices at 352-244-5132
for more information.


ATTENTION: IMMUNIZATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR

PRE-SCHOOL,

KINDERGARTEN AND

SEVENTH GRADERS


All children entering, attending or transferring to pre-school or kindergarten and
seventh grade are required by Florida Statute to have booster immunizations before
entering public and private schools. You should contact your immunization
provider about your child's immunization status and update as recommended.


Your provider will give you a Certificate of Immunization that you must present to
the school's front office or the School Health Clinic before your child enters school.
Florida statute also states that all children entering public or private schools for the
first time must have a school entry physical exam by a medical doctor.


Humane

Society News


TOPS MEETING every
Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al-
ban's Church in Chiefland.
For information, call Becky
Kelly 352-682-0351.
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NO CREDIT CHECK: 2 lots in
Suwannee Gardens on paved
street. This property is
cleared, has driveway, well and
septic tank. Priced to sell at
$13,900. Will finance for $400
down and $161/month. Call
me: Norris McKinney 352-498-
3535
FOR SALE: 5 acres in Indian
Oaks SD. It's unimproved so
that you can pick the trees that
you want to save. I'll finance
this beautiful lot for you with
no qualifying $700 down and
$390 per month. Please Call
Norris McKinney 352-498-
3545.
ASKING PRICE REDUCED: 10
acres of SR #349, partly
cleared, has septic, 4" well
with pump, tank and pump-
house, power pole and IM-
PACT FEE HAS BEEN PAID.
Owner financing available.
Pay as little as $3900 down and
$830 per month. Norris McKin-

HOW 'BOUT THIS: 5 acres in
the Rock Bluff Area of Dixie
County. Close to Suwannee
River, it's quiet, secluded,
wild, hard to get to and
CHEAP. Financing with no
credit check. Call me: Norris
McKinney 352-498-3545.
2 ACRES JUST OFF SPILLERS
HI-WAY: It's partly cleared and
I'll put in a septic and well if
you want me to. As is, it's go-
ing for $19,900, with $400
down and $200 per month.
Norris McKinney 352-498-
3545.

HOUSE FOR SALE, Lamont,
Florida 3/2, 1800 sq.ft., cathe-
dral ceilings, lots of closets, 2
cleared acres, 10 acres total,
pond, $159,900. 850-838-1168
www. budchute. corn
34,35


Over 50 kinds of Tropical Fish!


Hours 10-6 Mon-Fri

Satruday 10-2


Fish Food
Located on US 19, Close to Dixie One Stop


352-542-7124


BRING IN THIS AD AND GET ONE FREE FISH!IJ
(OUR CHOICE) '

Angel fish, gouramis, ko6i, oscars,.
1^. < we have'emall! ,

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Everyone is hard at
work planning what we
hope will become an an-
nual event, The Four-
legged Friends Extrava-
ganza. Planned to coin-
cide with the grand
opening ceremonies for
our new thrift store, lo-
cated at 26885 NE High-
way 19 in Old Town, on
Sunday September 21,
from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The event will offer a
wide range of activities
sure to be fun for the
whole family including
baked goods.for both hu-
mans and pets, a used
book and thrift store
items sale and pet adop-
tions. Several local au-
thors will be on hand to
sign autographed copies
of their books and there
will also be live music,
BBQ chicken dinners
and a Chinese Auction..
Watch for more details
here and in flyers posted
around the area. Come
and join us for a day of
fun and support a good
cause at the same time.

We are looking for dona-
tions of books for the
sale, especially chil-
dren's books. Please, no
magazines or books that
are not in good condi-
tion.

Anyone who would like
to volunteer to help with
the event can call the
Dixie County Humane
Society at 352-542-1081.

Remember, we are al-
ways in need of people
to foster pets until we
can find them a loving
home. Open your heart
and adopt a furry friend
'today!


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Thursday August 28, 2008


Local


9Thank you Dixie County

For your support and encouragement for me, Barbara B. Buzbee in my bid for Tax
Collector in this first primary


It has been a pleasure to run with such fine candidates as
Michelle Cannon, Joy Dyals and Dixie Wright.
My sincerest congratulations to the winner, Mrs. Cannon
and may God richly bless her continued efforts.
Again I say thank you to the fine people of Dixie County


From my heart to yours, /
Thank you,
Barbara B. Buzbee


Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Barbara Buzbee, democratic candidate for Tax Collector


Signs of the T'imes


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THANK YOU!


THANK YOU!


THANK YOU!


To the citizens of Dixie County:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the show of support and the confidence you have
placed in me! I look forward to the next four years and the opportunity to serve as your dis-
trict 4 school board member.
I wish I could have seen each and every one of you, but that was impossible. Being out-and-
about in our county and having the opportunity to meet and talk with so many wonderful
people has been a pleasure and an honor.
Those of you that know me know that I will always do what I believe is best for our children
and our school system. *


A great big "THANKS" to my family and friends for work-
ing so diligently on my behalf. I simply could not have
done it without you! Special thanks to my Daddy and
Terry who did EVERYTHING in their power to make
this happen for me! I love you both!.
God bless you all and God bless our schools!


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Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Cheryl Pridgeon, democratic candidate for Dixie County School Board


!"Thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ"-
-1 Corinthians 15:57

Thanks to all my true supporters! You are the.
best!
Carla


OLITICALADVERTISEMENT PAID AND APPROVED BY CARLA B. DOWNING, DEMOCRAT, FOR CLERK OF COURTS



l THANK


YOU


I would like to thank the citizens of Dixie County
for your show .of support im last 's pi ~iy


election.


I thank you for yor e-:o: ;V. : :,ait I.,nd


hospitality during my campaign by allowing me to
visit in your home. I ask for your continued support
in the general election on No ermber 4th.


I especially thank my family and all the tire-,ss
workers who helped me win t i -' 'Ky on August
26th. VOTE for DANA CANNON JOHNSON,
your Democratic candidate for Clerk of Court on
Tuesday November 4th.

Thanks again,
Dana Cannon Johnson

Let my 19 years experience work for you

Political Advertisement Paid For and Approved by Dana Cannon Johnson, Democrat for Clerk of Court


Politics can be hot, sweaty work. Just ask these citizens, who spent all day Tuesday
on the corner near the Post Office in Cross City waving and smiling and trying to
get a few more votes for their candidates.
Thlww yotuDi e Cot&uty rewdet-sfor aVUowVig
me to- rua avs a lDemnocnrrt' cal4Udiate' f i-r -
Die' Conty Tay x CoUector. Alhou1hI wc
not selected' to- move forward to the, net
primary I sincere-ly apprecote, every one
that supported me'ne whether it was by a
vote/, worki, at the. poUs orjust h gftn '
mee up inpravyerd rng thi endeavor.
It has bee-n' al reenmberable exper'- eN i-
ea~ce. I have enjoyedl vitvgt within each ,'
of yow over that last few n-io th a d
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tutre,.

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Joy DyaLs
De mocrCatfor T'ax CoUlector
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Dear Dixie County Citizens,

Thank you for your votes of support in choosing me as
Superintendent of Schools. I am deeply grateful for the
opportunity to serve you and your children. I look forward
to the task with excitement and humbly
solicit your prayers.


Sincerely,
Mark A. Rains
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mark Rains, democratic candidate for Superintendent of
Schools


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Legals, etc.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 08-CP-55
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BOBBIE J. DICKEY,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of Summary Adminis-
tration has been entered in the Es-
tate of Bobbie J. Dickey, deceased,
File Number 08-CP-55, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Dixie County Courthouse,
214 NE Highway 351, Cross City,
Florida 32628; that the decedent's
date of death was June 17, 2007;
that the total value of the estate is
$15,000.00 and the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Gale E. Ross
2808 Critz Lane
Thompsons Station, TN 37179

Tara Dale Ross
,803-A SE Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made
in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication of
this Notice:


LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL C.
PERRI
Person Giving Notice:
Attorneys for Personal Representa-
tive
4 Eleventh Avenue, Suite One
Shalimar, Florida 32579
By:
DANIEL C. PERRI
Gale E. Ross
Florida Bar No.: 0138590
2808 Critz Lane
LARRY H. HIPSH, III

Thompsons Station, TN, 37179
Florida Bar No.: 0014392

34,35

The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast will be facilitat-
ing the Bi-Monthly Board of Di-
rector's Meeting on Wednesday,
September 3, 2008. The meet-
ing will begin at 9::00a.m. at the
VFW Post #7991, 3107 W. Dun-
nellon Road, Dunnellon, FL.
Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9909 or 352-490-5855.if
you have any questions. Public
Participation is welcome.

35


N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FLORIDA THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE No: 08-256-DR

LUANNE DEMPSEY, PETITIONER,
AND
JOHN ALTON DEMPSEY, RE-
SPONDENT

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: JOHN ALTON DEMPSEY, AD-
DRESS UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
LuAnne Dempsey whose address is
18 NE 440 AVE, Old Town, FLorida
32680 on or before September 20,
2008 and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 214 NE 351
Highway, P. O0. Box 1206, 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 inr
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 Cir-
cuit Court's office notitified of your
current address. (You may file No-
tice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,-Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
August 7, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
33,34,35,36



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA,PLAINTIFF, VS.
TRAVIS A. KELLY, ETAL, DEFEN-
DANT(S).

CASE NO 15-2008-CA-000035

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated August 25,
2008 and entered in Case No 15-
2008-CA-000035 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit
in and for DIXIE County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA is the Plaintiff and TRAVIS A.
KELLY; JONI M. KELLY; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
NORTHWEST SIDE LOBBY OF
THE DIXIE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM on the 23rd
day of September, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set


N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FLORIDA THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE No.: 08-251-DR
GLORIA J. STILL, Petitioner and
HENRY WAYNE STILL, Respon-
dent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Henry Wayne Still, Old town,
Florida.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Gloria J. Still, P. O0. Box 1395, Old
Town, FL 32680 on or before Sep-
tember 10, 2008 and file the original
with the clker of this Court at 214
NE 351 Highway, P. 0. Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628, before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fall to do so, a de-
fault 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 Cir-
cuit Court's office notitified of your
current address. (You may file No-
tice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
July 30, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
32,33,34,35





NOTICE OF ACTION

A petition has been filed in the Dix-
ie County courts to secure a TITLE
ON A 1984 Hunter 25' with Hull.
Anyone having any claims against
the 1984 Hunter with Hull please
do so before September 10, 2008.
34,35,36,37,38


forth in said Final Judgement:

Lot 5, MCCRABB SUBDIVISION,
UNIT I, A SUBDIVISION AS PER
PLAT THEREOF FILED IN BOOK
1, PAGE 162-163 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF DIXIE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 342 356 AVENUE NE, OLD
TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

.WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on August 25, 2008.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court

By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk

35,36


"A true friend is someone who thinks that you

are a good egg even though he knows that you

are slightly cracked" --Bernard Meltzer


ANNUAL REPORT
Submitted by Dixie District Schools


Florida Statute 1008.25 (8) (b) requires that the following
information be published annually In a local newspaper:


Students Scoring as Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test(FCAT)
Grade Total Number. Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Number Scoring Seorlng Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring
ooted at Level t Level at etl at Level at
2 2 2 Levels I Levels 1
and 2 amd 2
3 145 15 10.3% 10 6.9% 25 1724%
4 147 34 23.13%A 24 18.33% 0 88 39.4%
5 142 30 21.13% 28 19.12% 5B 40.th%
6 122 27 2213% 22 18.03% 49 40.16%
7 155 29 1.71% 34 21.94% 63 40.65%
S t15 11 9.57% 38 33.04% 49 428.1%
8 152 42 25.03% 60 31.04% 102 62.85%
10 142 54 38.03% 42 29.68% 96 67.1%


Students Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10
Grade Number End-of-Year Percent
Reatined Membership Retained
3 6 154 3.9%
4 0 161 0%
5 0 142 0%
U 1 127 0.79%


7
8

10
LII


2
1
7
37


17
116
181
157


1.27%

435%
23.57%


Number of students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
S-students Students
eLL/LEP Studenta with students bemonatrating SWD Reted etained Twice
StudentS wh Oabillies (SWS) P ge Proficncyn Once with 2 with 2 or More d
LeOs th 2 not Tested onW Ateat through Years of Years atof Total Promoted
Vars in EBL FCATAssesment Portlo Radlaton Ridlton with Caue
S3 12


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
FILE NO. 08-52-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF DONNA DALE
NAPOLI, DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
DONNA DALE NAPOLI, deceased,
whose date of death was November 8,
2006; File Number 08-52-CP, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P. O0. Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this no-
tice is August 21, 2008. Signed on
8/11/2008.
Kathleen L. Crotty, Attorney for person-
al representative P. 0. Box 9547, Day-
tona Beach, FL 32120-9547
Bradford J. Napolie, Personal Repre-
sentative
9114 John Simmons Street, Frederick,
MD 21704

34,35


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NORRIS MCKINNEY
PO BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 898
1, 2003


JUNE


Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

NORMA OR JERRY WAYNE
BRYANT, PO BOX 2126, LAKE
CITY, FL 32056

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 at 11:00
A..M.

August 26, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 30-13-12-0000-3495-
0000

30-13-12-BG NW CR OF SEC RN
E 539 FT S 180 FT 5D W FOR
POB RN S 45 FT 5D W 90 FT N 45
FT E TO POB OR BK 71 PG 350 &
ORB 75 PG 403

Subject to the restrictions of record.
35,36,37,38

FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP


The Cross City Town Council is a
fair housing advocate. The Cross
City Town Council will hold a work-
shop to explain the fair housing or-
dinance for all the protected classes
(race, color, familial status, handi-
cap, national origin, religion and
sex). The public is invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for
Monday, September 8, 2008, at
7:15 p.m., in the Cross City Council
Chambers -- Cross City Town Hall;
located at 251 NW Second Ave.;
Cross City, FL. Any handicapped,
visually or hearing impaired person
or non-English speaking person
needing special assistance at the
meeting should contact Cross City
,Manager, Mike Cassidy, at 498-
3306, at least five days prior to the
meeting and assistance will be pro-
vided.
Fair Housing, Handicapped Accessi-
ble, Equal Employment Jurisdictions
35


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
(07.02)
1st Public Hearing Notice

The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners is considering ap-
plying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a
Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) of up to
$750,000.0. These funds must be
used for one of the following pur-
poses:

1. To benefit low and mod-
erate income persons;


2. To aid in the prevention
or elimination of slums or blight; or


3. To meet other communi-
ty development needs of recent
origin having a particular urgency
because existing conditions pose a
serious and immediate threat to
the health or welfare of the com-
munity and where other financial
resources are not available to
meet such needs.

The categories of activities for
which these funds may be used
are in the areas of housing, neigh-
borhood revitalization, commercial
revitalization, or economic devel-
opment and include such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of
real property, loans to private-for-
profit business, purchase of ma-
chinery and equipment, construc-
tion of infrastructure, rehabilitation
of houses and commercial build-
ings, and energy conservation. Ad-
ditional information regarding the
range of activities that may be un-
dertaken will be provided at the
public hearing. For each activity
that is proposed, at least 70% of
the funds must benefit low and
moderate income persons.

In developing an application for
submission to DCA, the Dixie
County must plan to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result
of planned CDBG activities. In ad-
dition, Dixie County is required to
develop a plan to assist displaced
persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen
views concerning the community's
economic and community develop-
ment needs will be held at The
Dixie County Courthouse Board
Room on September 4, 2008 at
10:0 am. For information concern-
ing the public hearing contact
(Denise Lytle, Administrative Assis-
tant, Dixie County Courthouse: 401
North Cedar Street (P.O. Box
2600): Cross City, FI. Phone (352)
498-1206).

The public hearing is being con-
ducted in a handicapped accessi-
ble location. Any handicapped per-
son requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually im-
paired should contact Denise Lytle,
Administrative Assistant, at least
FIVE (5) calendar days prior to
the meeting and an interpreter will
be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should contact
Denise Lytle, Administrative Assis-
tant at least FIVE (5) calendar
days prior to the meeting and a
language interpreter will be provid-
ed. To access a Telecommunica-
tion Device for Deaf Persons
(TDD) please call(352) 498-1206.
Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this
meeting should contact Mrs. Lytle,
at least FIVE (5) calendar days
prior to the meeting.

A FAIR HOUSING, EQUAL EM-
PLOYMENT & HANDICAPPED
ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION
35

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NORRIS MCKINNEY
PO BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in
which it was assessed are as fol-
lows

Certificate No: 1007
JUNE 1,2003

Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

ROBERT ROMAN, 9912
PRINGLE STREET, LEESBURG,
FL 34788

WARNING: Said property being
in the County of Dixie, State of


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NORRIS MCKINNEY
PO BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 928
1, 2003

Description of Property:


JUNE


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

RJ CARROLL JR, 9998 E WILDER
AVE, TAMPA, FL 33610

WARNING: Said property being in.
the County of Dixie, State of Flori- i
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

August 26, 2008
ohnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628


Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 35-09-13-4498-000D-
0100

5.00 ACRES 35 9 13 LOT 10 BLK
D SUWANNEE OAK FOREST S/D
OR BK 114 PG 633

Subject to the restrictions of record.
35,36,37,38

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NORRIS MCKINNEY
PO BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows

Certificate No: 998
JUNE 1, 2003

Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

SCOTT SCHIVERIAN, 3123
ROBERTS STREET, LARGO, FL
33541

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house on SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 at
11:00 A.M.

August 26, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:

Parcel No. 36-09-13-4500-0000-
0070

36 09 13 LOT 7 RIVER RIDGE S/D
BY CONTRACT-1984

Subject to the restrictions of record.
35,36,37,38


PUBLIC MEETING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Please take notice that the Three
Rivers Regional Library Board will
hold a Board Meeting on Thursday,
September 11, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.,
at the Lafayette County Public Li-
brary, in Mayo, Florida.

All interested persons are
invited to attend and be heard.
Please be advised, that if a person
decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at such hear-
ing, that person will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ,
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

"Person with disabilities
requesting reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (386) 294-1600
(Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service at (800) 955-8771."
35


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Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Dixie
County Courthouse on SEPTEM-
BER 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.

August 26, 2008

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
35,36,37,38








Thursday August 28, 2008


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


r Nelda V. Valentine

Nelda V Valentine, 63, passed away on August 25,
2008 at her home in Horseshoe Beach, FL.

She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and
cooking. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Cross City

Nelda is survived by her husband, Stephen Valen-
tine of Horseshoe Beach, FL; her sons, Billy She-
heane of Cross City, FL; Adron Valentine of Cross
City, FL; Mark Sheheane of Roopville, GA; Johnny
Valentine of Horseshoe Beach, FL; her daughter,
Wendy Hathaway of Newnan, GA; brother, Buddy
Smith of Cross City, FL, sisters, Francis Frazer of
Keystone Heights, FL and Margaret Ledbetter of
Cross City, FL.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August
30, 2008, at 10:00 AM at the Butler Cemetery Pavil-
lion.

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


Lonnie Harris Jr.
Mr. Lonnie Harris age 69 a lifelong resident of
Cross City, Florida died on August 20, 2008 in Wal-
ton County due to an extended illness. He graduat-
ed from Oliver High School in
Cross City, Florida and was a mem-
ber of Miracle Deliverance Center
of Cross City, Florida. He attended
Olive Vocational High School.
Mr. Harris was well known in the
community and His memory will
live in the hearts of his 2 daugh-
ters: Elesie Harris Carter (Willie) and Sharonda
(Joseph) Burnett both of Cross City, one step-
daughter: Benethia Lake (Curtis) of Jacksonville,
7 sons: Lonnie Harris III (Amelia) of Cross City,
Kerry Harris of Chiefland, Terry Harris
(Lashawn) of Cross City, Lynard Harris (Angie) of
Cross City, Prophet Tony Harris (Bobbie) of Old
Town, Omar Harris (Gladys) of Lake City and
Roderick Robi of Cross City Florida, 20 grandchil-
dren and 5 great grands, a host of nieces, nephew
and cousins.
The Celebration Of Life Lived for Mr. Lonnie Har-
ris Jr. wil be held Saturday, August 30, 2008, 2:00pm
at the DCHS Auditorum. The interment will fol-
low in the Eugene Memorial Cemetery Cross City,
Florida. The Family will receive friends on Friday
6-8pm at Carnegie Funeral in the Wade Greenle
Memorial Chapel. Services are under care of
Carnegie Funeral Home 217 SE 4th Ave. Chefland,
Florida (352) 493-1857.


The Raise'm-

Right

Campaign


COME

LEARN

YOGA

The Raisb'm Right Cam-
paign is conducting a
free Yoga demonstration.
Yoga exercise is' a sure
way to keep your brain
and body in tune with
one another for a healthi-


er you.


When parents are in good
health, it is just one posi-
tive factor in the equa-
tion too helping raise
their kids right.
See ya at the Trail Rid-
er's Club by the Cross
City Airport at 6:00PM
on Monday, September
8th.

For more information
about The Raise'm Right
Campaign and the six
kid's clubs we sponsor, go
to our website at
www.raisemright.com.

A warm an sincere
Thank You to our com-
munity from Jody and
Tonda Valentine for your
contribution in
helping to raise our com-
munity children right.


Please study the plan of


SALVATION


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 14:6
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


FIRST BAPTIST OF

STEINHATCHEE

NEWS


We have had three funerals this past week. Regard-
less if it is a loving spouse, a parent, a child, grand-
child, maybe a special friend, co- worker or neigh-
bor.You experience such hurtful pain in your heart .
and soul! Yes all of us will experience these trials of
life, wether we are seniors, mid-life age or young peo-
ple. But, are you ready to handle these deep valleys of
life? Do you have the LORD, to be there walking be-
side you and sometime carrying you through these
trials? It is not GOD causing these situations to hap-
pen! Maybe it is our" choices in life", that causes
death, divorce, health problems, traffic accidents, fi-
nancial issues, problems with our children, or loss of
jobs, family disagreements, even stress and depres-
sion! Many people turn away from GOD, but James
one tells us "to count it all joy".Let's face our trials
with our faith in GOD! Just go all the way through
your trials with joy in your heart and GOD directing
our decisions! Let's continue to pray for the entire
Grady Morrow Family, Bruce and Shannon Golor-
lewski in the loss of loved ones. Wayne Craig, Ivalee
Southerland, Terri Blinstrup, Margaret Ross, Richard
Carmichael and all those on our prayer list.

Thank you to our special folks singing specials last
week! Sarah Holden with two of her sons Leon and
Timothy sang, "I Stand Redeemed". And in the
evening service, we were blessed by Harry Gatlin as
he sang "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You."

Speaking during the evening service was Pastor Jim
Fellure, director of the Victory Baptist Press in Mil-
ton, Florida. He is a dedicated man of GOD for over
43 years.! He not only lives the Word, but has been re-
sponsible for printing and getting out Bibles in eleven
different languages. Victory Baptist Press has
shipped to 34 countries! How can we share getting the
gospel around the world?'Maybe we cannot go to the
different countries, or learn all the 6000 languages in
the world! But, we can pray and help with the cost of
the rolls of paper to print the Bibles in each of their
home languages, so many people needing to know
about GOD'S love.This would help get Bibles out into
the mission field! Each piece of paper that goes to a
third world county has been read an average of 7
times before it is kept or discarded!

If your would like to help spread GOD'S WORD,
please mail any contributions to our church, desig-
nate Victory Baptist Press, or mail to P.O. Box 766 at
Milton, Florida. 32572-0766! Let's "get under the bur-
den" for this means of spreading the gospel to all na-
tions! You could just buy one single roll of newsprint
paper or make a monthly
pledge of the cost of a
couple gallons of milk,
or a case of cokes, just
anything the LORD puts a
on your heart! And you
would indeed have a part
in spreading the gospel
to the world! A Single do-
nation of $200.00 would First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19' Cross City
be a lasting contribution .... S ..
Sunday School 9:30A -Morning Worship 10:45A
to a special fund that AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P
would prouceincoe to Wed GA's & RA's- 6P 'Youth 7P
would produce income to Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7P Choir 8P
distribute thousands of Pastor Mike Brown
Bibles! Remember:" A (352) 498-5107
world in darkness needs'. First Baptist Church of Old Town
the light f the gospelelcome To God's House -Won't You Come On In'
the ight of the gospel" Sunday School- IOA Morning Worship 11A
And another Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
thought...One proof of Knock&l the doorwlllopen. seek &you willfind., ask & youwillb
given life eternally.
Our love for GOD is our Pastor Royce Hanshew
love for our neighbor! (352) 542-7050
Love, prayers, hugs and
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
smiles Sandy Coleman Riverside Drive. Steinhatchee


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NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST

NEWS

We thank God for sparing our county the flooding
and damages suffered by some of the other counties
in our state during the uncertain ramblings of tropi-
cal storm Fay last week. Again, the effectual and fer-
vent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James
5:16b)! We were happy to be back in church Sunday,
participating in the worship of our Heavenly Father
as our choir praised Him in song. We were addition-
ally blessed by a special song beautifully done by our
quartet; thank you, Aimee, April, Kelly and Tracey!
When his turn came, with God's anointing, Bro. Billy
did a superb job as he delivered God's message from
Genesis 6:5-8.

On Sunday, August 31st, we will have a dedication ser-
vice for the new home of Lyndell and Tonya Howell,
beginning at 2:00 P.M. at their home. Looking to Sep-
tember, we will have our Sunday School High Atten-
dance Day on the 7th, at which time our men will pre-
pare a delicious breakfast for everyone...don't miss it!

As always, please be in prayer for all those on the
church prayer lists, as needs seem to grow more
abundant with each passing day. On Sunday, we were
pleased to have visitors again; if you haven't visited
with us lately, we look forward to your "correcting"
this situation in the near future! Have a good week,
and may God bless and keep you safe.


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


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
'Join Us For A Visit, Stay ForAUfetme."
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wednesday Evenino Senrce 7P
Kd Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


Old Town United Methodist Church Central Baptist Church
US 19 Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" Invites You To Worship With Usl
Sunday Worship 9:30A "A church where everybody is somebody and Christ is Lord"
e Church School 11A Sunday School 10A ." Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship 6P *" Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Rev. Carl -Rainear Pastor David B. Downing
(352) 542-7954 (352) 498-0714

Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur SL)


"Lighthouse On The Gulf" Sunday School 10:OOA Sunday Bible Study 10:00A
Sunday School 10AW Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:PBible Study 7:00 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
25 Main Street -Horseshoe Beach, FL Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
"Where God's Word is Changing Lives" "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Children's Church 10:30A' Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study -10A* Worship 11A Bible Study 9:45A* Worship Service 11A Evening Worship 6n30P
Sunday Evening Worship 6P Church Training 6P* Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adut & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7PBoy's Brigade & Girt's Club 7:00P
Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street Cross City
'Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors" In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Diie Co. at Heartl
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord' Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
S1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
S Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With An Open Door'
Church 11:00 Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11A
S\Weds. Morning Prayer Evening Worship 7P
/ -J Weds. Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev, Jace Pettre Pastor
S352-498-4004 or498-7896 Rev. Jackie Ptry, Pastor

Lydia Baptist Church Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Located Behind NAPA in Old Town Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
'A Church You Can Call Home" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Moming Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P SundaySchool 10A' Moming Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P Sunday ning 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night 7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study. Mission Frends, RA's, GA's
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
lcCragtibbaptisi Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Corner of 349N/351 A Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power in the Word
Old Town: 542-2207 Mass Sundays 11:30 am 2 miles NE of Red Light in Old Town, Hwy 349
Confessions Sundays 10:45 11:15 am
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11 00 am CCOD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm Sunday Services at 11:00 am
Sunday night 6:00 P DIscipleshIp Training 700 pm Svc. At St. John the Evangelist in Chiefland Sunday Evening Services at 5:30 pm
Wednesday night 6:00-8;00-AWANA Grades Pre-K thru High School
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm Pastor Wayne Liles
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723 (352) 498-7167


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