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Thursday, Octo 9, 20
Vol. 86. No. 41 16 pages- 1 Section


All county offices,
including the
SLibrary and
Transfer Station,
will be closed
October 13 for
Columbus Day.

will be given
out at United
next door to
Advocate in
Cross City,
on Tuesday
October 14,
at 9:30.-

Proud Bears Cage Tigers

y John Kelley
The Bears walked
into Tiger stadi-
um and took home
the Jefferson County
turf, as they slammed the
Tigers 56 to 6. Rodney
Scott scored on the first
Bear possession with
Zack Cassidy adding the
point after. From there
on out the Tigers could
only watch, as Scott and
the Bears ran away with
the ball almost at will.
Scott and Cassidy scored
again before the end of
the first quarter, and
again at the start of the
second. Giving Scott a
rest, Quarterback Keen
passed the ball to Eric
Dix for the score and
Zack Cassidy with that
kick.adding the point. By
half time Scott had
racked up 202 yards and
the Bears led 35-6.

The second half started
much the same as the

first, with the Bears scor-
ing on their first posses-
sion. This time it was a
footrace after Keen hand-
ed the ball off to Steve
Godbolt. Godbolt outran.
the Tiger defenders for
about seventy yards to
score. On the Tigers next
possession, Cody Wilson
and Wade Wilkerson stuff

the Jefferson QB, setting
up the Bears in good field
position. Keen this time
hands the ball to Neno
Aiken for a ten yard jog
into the end zone. Cas-
sidy continues his perfect
game record and the
Bears go up to 49 points
to the Tigers 6.
See BEARS, page 5

Indians Scalp JV Bears



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T by John Kelley.
he JV Bears trav-
eled to Fort White
Thursday night, where
they were shut out by a
tough playing Indian
team, by a score of 18-0.
The Bear's defensive line
managed to hold the In-
dians to one touch down
in the first quarter and
one touch down in the
last quarter. On the
hand, the offense just
couldn't make it happen,
struggling against a de-

termined Indian defense.
The offense gave up a
safety late in the third,
which put the game out
of reach for the Bears.

Bear standouts in this
week's game Were sopho-
mores Eric Schlusemey-
er, who had a fumble re-.
covery in the first half,
and Thomas Albach who
had numerous first
downs throughout the

Coach Bennett comment-
ed after the game, "We
needed to get meaner and
we need to get ready to
go next week. Tonight we
let our offense get
whipped by the Indians."
This week finds the
Bears traveling to Perry
to muzzle the Taylor
County Bulldogs. Sup-
port the Bears by attend-
ing the game and GO

Fire Destroys Home

on Farnell Street

3...Law Enforcement
9...............Stuff to Do
10..........Real Estate
14......Obits & faith
16..........In Closing


On Thursday, October 2,
Dixie County EMS re-
sponded to a house fire
,on Farnell Street, off of
55A. The blaze was re-
ported at about 1:30 A.M.
by a neighbor who had
seen the flames.

Ms. Kerry Osteen and
her 15 year old daughter,
Shelby, were fortunately
not in the house at the
time, having gone to
stay with Ms. Osteen's
mother for the evening.
Ms. Osteen did not even
know that her house had

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burnt until around 9:00
A.M. on the 3rd. Aparent-
- : ly the fire department
had notified her ex-fiance
of the fire, as he was
recorded as the home-
owner; he never bothered
to tell Ms. Osteen what
had happened.

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Interestingly, according
to Ms. Osteen the two
were to appear in court
on the 15th in order to es-
tablish who would keep
the house after their sep-

Continued on Page 3...

County Improvements

Dominate Agenda

Kathy McKinney
The County Commission
meeting Thursday morn-
ing was full of good news
for Dixie County resi-
dents. Ruth Finley, with
Bailey, Bishop, and Lane
appeared to announce.
that she was glad that
"the work on Shired Is-
land Road has started."'
County Coordinator,
Arthur Bellot, explained
to the commission that
his inspection revealed
that excavating and
widening has begun and
that "everything looked
like it was progressing
pretty well." He also re-
minded the citizens pre-
sent that all of the pro-
jects underway including
the hew seawall at
Suwannee, turn lanes on
CR 349 and the 346A loop
are being completed with'
"almost 11 million dol-
lars in grand money; it's
not costing the Dixie tax-
payers a dime."

Suwannee Water & Sewer
SManager Tony Johns pre-
Ssented his report to the
commissioners and ex-
plained that although

Commissioner Troy Johnson
asks about junk mobile homes
on US 19
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service revenue was
down, Suwannee made
up for it in administra-
tive revenue. He also
said that the new water
plant is not yet complet-
ed, due to some control
issues, and that El
pumps are being replaced
with new ones. He men-
tionqd that the "distribu-
tion project is moving
along; despite minor
leaks due to old poly and
cast iron pipes." He re-
minded the commission
that the $70,000 project to
survey and identify all of
the utilities in Suwannee
so that they can be locat-
ed using GPS is being
.paid for by the Depart- .
ment of Agriculture.


USDA Commodities are
returning to the UCS
center in Cross City this
month and will be dis-
tributed on the 14th. Re-
cently we have not been
receiving Commodities
as they were diverted to
help those in need in

With the economy being
like it is, demand for all
of the UCS's services are
higher than usual. Every-
one's wallet seems to
have gotten a bit thinner,
and donations aren't as
abundant as they once

While the Commodities
are supplied by the
USDA, many of the other

services provided by the
UCS rely on donations,,
from local churches,
businesses, and individu-
als. Many of their sup-
porters have been forced
to reduce their usual do-
nation amounts. Al-'"
though the UCS usually
provides those in need in
our community-with bas-
kets for Thanksgiving,
this year that project
won't fit into the budget.

Christmas, however, is
still on the agenda. The
UCS is in need of our
support now more than
ever. So, if there is any-
thing you can donate,
don't hesitate to bring it
by Remember, it is for a
very worthy cause.

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Alternative tech pioneer
"Wandering Will" Helton
biked through Dixie
County on his way to Key
West on Thursday. Mr.
Helton has covered 4,500
miles on his bike in a
year and two months.

He cooks his meals on a.
home-built solar oven,
that can cook "meatloaf

or anything," even ba-
nana bread and coffee.

Mr. Helton calls himself
an "Alternative Technolo-
gy Engineer," which he
explains as "doing com-
mon everyday tasks in
common sense, alterna-
tive ways." You can read
more about him at

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Dat Scare Me

by Kathy McKinney

My two year old, Katie, is scared of fried chicken. Not
the kind you eat, but the kind you see on television
commercials. Every single time a KFC commercial
comes on advertising wings or whatever, one glimpse
of that red and white cardboard bucket filled with
greasy, crunchy chicken-skin goodness (the skin is the
best part, don't you know) and she declares in a loud
toddler voice, "Dat scare me." I'm not exactly sure
why the kid freaks at the sight of the Colonel, but she
does...and it's so cute that we've all started saying
"Dat scare me," all the time.

I seem to be saying it constantly So much stuff scares
me lately The 700 billion bailout with our tax money:
dat scare me. Obama leading the polls: dat scare me.
My electric bill: dat scare me, too. It's like living at
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, all the time, mi-
nus the chainsaw-toting midget clowns. (Clowns: dat
really scare me. Don't laugh, clowns are scary. I think
it's the makeup.)

Iran seems determined to get nuclear weapons. Her
psycho leader remains steadfast in his determination
to wipe our buddy Israel off of the map. That scares
the heck out of me, frankly, because there's no where

for that whole scenario to go ex-
cept WWIII, or as I like to think of
it "WWIII, the Gas Wars." (Dat
scare me.)

Has O. J.'s luck

finally run out?
Thirteen years after his acquittal in one of the
most controversial murder trials of the 20th Century,
former football star O. J. Simpson and an accomplice
were convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in
connection with an incident that occurred at a Las Ve-
gas hotel last year.

Simpson, along with co-defendant Clarence
Stewart, were charged in a case involving a vigilante-
style raid on a Vegas hotel room occupied by two col-
lectibles dealers who had allegedly obtained sports
memorabilia belonging to Simpson. A group of five
men assembled by Simpson entered the collectors' ho-
tel room, apparently on the pretense of being potential
purchasers, after which Simpson accused them of
stealing his possessions. Two of the men in Simpson's
group were said to be armed, although Simpson's de-
fense denied this.

The kidnapping charge held on the basis of
Simpson and his companions ordering the occupants
not to leave the room. Not exactly an abduction and a
demand for a multi-million dollar ransom, but it satis-
fies the legal definition.

Simpson's defense asserted that he was only at-
tempting to recover stolen property, however the pros-
ecution pointed out that such would not justify rob-
bery, and the prosecution prevailed. No doubt, O.J.
wishes the late Johnnie Cochran was still with us and
that Sam Alito was on the bench, but such was not the

Seating a jury was difficult because prospec-
tive jurors had to assure the judge that they would not
be influenced by Simpson's acquittal in the 1995 case
involving the murder of Simpson's ex-wife and a male
companion. That trial was turned into a media circus,,
and it is widely-believed that Simpson was guilty A
civil court later found him culpable for the deaths of
his ex-wife and her companion, resulting in a large as-
sessment, most of which he managed to avoid by mov-
ing out of that court's jurisdiction.

It seems a bit naive to suppose that 12 jurors
could be assembled who would not have some pre-con-
ceived notion that Simpson got away with murder 13
years ago. Technically, that should not have had any
impact on the final verdict; however sometimes the
system seems to work best when it doesn't work pre-
cisely as it is supposed to.

Another factor that could have led to Simp-
son's 1995 acquittal, the trial occurred only 3 years af-
ter the Rodney King verdict that resulted in nation-
wide.rioting. It was perhaps understandable that Ju-
rors in Simpson's murder trial were hoping to avoid a
repeat of that disaster.

Simpson's sentencing date is December 5th,
nearly a month away Meanwhile, he's either in jail or
out on bond, the latter being the more likely He could
get 15 years or even a life sentence, though I. doubt that
either will happen. In any event, he will appeal any
sentence amounting to more than two weeks of com-
munity service, so look for the Juice to be on the loose
for awhile before his sins of 13 years ago fully catch
up to him, if indeed, they ever do.



The sad thing is, if Israel gets at-
tacked, it's going to be our fault. must make
Stay with me here, it gets a little
complicated. Americans like stuff, between e
We're a consumer-driven economy
We're immature and financially ir- liberty, or p
responsible, as a group: we want it,
and we want it now. So instead of
saving our pennies, like Grandma
did (because she lived through the
Great Depression and knew bet-
-ter), we buy our-furniture, cars,; -
microwaves and big screen tv's on
credit. Heck, we buy cups of coffee
on credit. Most of us have no savings at all. We
bought so much stuff that we had to refinance our
homes, and used the little bit of equity that we had,
managed to acquire, and the appreciation in value
that we've enjoyed over the last few years, to pay off
all of the credit card debt that we've accumulated.
That worked for a while, but then we racked up the
debt again, and luckily, property values had increased
again, so once again, as a nation, we cashed out on
that and took up even higher mortgggeg on the inflat-
ed "value" of our homes...and many people bank and
appraiser-shopped in order to get the highest possible
loan to debt ratio and the most ridiculously high val-
. ue....and then went on using the plastic.

This time around, home values aren't looking so good,
and people are stretched. Payments start to get to the
bank late, some payments don't get there at all. The
banks need the money, too, and when it doesn't come
in as promised, the gigantic domino effect echoes all

In the Math

I am always entertained by Jerry Prater's column,
"Right to the Point!" but I was somewhat chagrined by
"How to bail out the economy" on Thursday, October

I have been receiving e-mails (I'm sure you have too)
quoting this $425,000 per adult figure for the $85 bil-
lion bailout of AIG and other financial institutions
and I have just deleted them without comment, but I
feel it would be irresponsible to leave it unchallenged
in your newspaper. Mr. Prater attributes this figure
to "the greatest Redneck economist since Jesse
James," T.J. Berkenmeier. Mr. Berkenmeier needs a
calculator with more zeres!

$85 billion ($85,000,000,000.00) divided amongst 200
million (200,000,000) adults 18 or older is only $425
each, not $425,000.
Even if you were to divide the much larger
$700,000,000,000 financial industry bailout recently
passed by Congress, the per adult figure is only
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the way to China. Banks start to topple. We start
screaming, and finger pointing at the politicians and
banks who "made this mess." The stock market plum-

Sorry I-know I seem like I'm rambling, and what does.
this have to do with Israel? From a piece by Aluf
Benn on the Israeli website,

"The U.S. administration made it clear to Israel that it
objects to an attack on Iran. The possibility that the
United States itself will attack Iran appears to be neg-
ligible, in light of the severe economic crisis and
American military entanglement in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Pakistan. Budgets are needed now to rescue Wall
Street, not bring down Iran's uranium enrichment fa-
cility in Natanz."

If Iran gets nuclear weapons, it will be at least partly
the fault of America. We spent more,money than we
have (on stupid consumer junk, too-big homes, on gov-
ernment freebies to the permanently underemployed
and in Iraq,) and now we have lost a huge measure of
the financial respect that we commanded for so long.
As the old saw goes, "Who has the money, makes the
rules." We don't seem to be the world's rich Uncle
Sam anymore. We can't stop Iran because we owe too
much money to the Chinese. We
can't stop Iran because we need oil to :
reserve our stay available and affordable. We
denc have weakened ourselves with our
deIce.... We gluttony. Israel may pay for it.





)ur election Just yesterday, Iran's oil minister
urged OPEC to cut production be-
:onomy and cause Iran felt that oil prices under
$100 a barrel are "unsuitable." The
fusion and world's economies are tearing them-
selves apart and Iran is ('scuse the
Servitude." pun) pouring fuel on the fire, trying
to drive costs up.- Let me be clear:
mas Jefferon Iran is our enemy, and one we cannot
omas ee n now afford to antagonize. It's only a
matter of time until businessmen
from Diibai and Paris are sitting on,
the boards of all the major American
corporations. We may not be the Great White in the
economic ocean anymore. Dat scare me.

The only thing that we, the average, Walmart-shop-
ping, gun-toting, work-for-a-living American people
can do is to tighten our belts and get ready for the
long, slow slog back to financial stability There's no
point in blaming congress, or the president, or even
Wall Street. We helped make this mess, and we hqve
to help fix it. It's not going to be easy, and it's not go-
ing to happen fast. I expect at least ten years of hard
times, I do...but it's got to be done. And on the way, it
wouldn't hurt to save some of what we earn, the cut
up the plastic, and to start worrying more about the
national debt and less about what "free" program we
can get out of the government. Now is not the time to
demand increases in entitlement programs. Now is
not the time to complain about budget cutbacks or to
vote for people who promise handouts. Now is the
time to suck it up and soldier on.

My Opinion
Travelling North into Dixie County this week, I was
sad to see a landmark of Dixie County The Suwan-
nee Gables Restaurant had closed its doors. Farther
on, I noticed that Great BEar Ind. had gone, also
Georgia Pacific shut down. The Carriage Inn and
The Dixie Drive-In out of business, half of Evan's
Sqluare is va cant! All these jobs are gone!

By my estimate, we are again the poorest county in
the state in per-capita income. What's going on? It
seems we have a county government try ing to drive a
horse and buggy in a computer age.

The current chairman (who seems to spend more
time in Tallahassee than in Dixie) is just not getting
the job done! After hearing his campaign speech, one
would believe that he has more pull in Tallahassee
than a John Deer tractor! If he has such pull, it is not
working here in Dixie, because our business commu-
nity, our economy and our jobs are not doing well! -- I
believe it's time for this incumbent, Mr Lamb to be re-
tired. His opponent, Mr Gene Higginbotham is a well
qualified, educated, can-do type of person, a man of
his word, a workcoholic who likes to get the job done.
He is also very computer literate. I believe he would be
a big help in bringing Dixie County government into
the computer age.

So, if you have a job or not, you can still come out on
Nov. 4th and cast a vote for Gene Higginbotham!!

With Respect,
John Bowwell, VP. Dixie County Voters Union

"The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when
permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it
produces must be submitted to."

Thomas Jefferson.

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Law Enforcement
Fire DstroysHom.(

Thursday October 9, 2008

Sheriff Announces Teen Driver
SChallengeSupplies and Training
Received Free



Kirkwood Tyler Keith, 18, 54-17, Criminal Mis-
cheif, Burgar of Structure Grand Theft m
Osteen, Martha Jean, 32, gamble, Non Support.
Miller, Christy Silvernail, 34, Dep. L. Brannin,
4cts Forgery Theft
Wilson, Ashley D, 20, J. Herring, SW Co. Warrant-
Petit Theft
JUVENILE, 17, 54-17, Criminal Mischief
Braswell, Craig Patrick, 19, Sullivar, VOP- Burg of
Mitchell, Lawanda Lynn, 32, Herring, Warrant Ar-
rest Marion County
Glover, Marcus Jerrell, 20, Sutton, FTA Grand
Theft Ill
Rogers, Samantha Ann, 34, Nettles, Hold For
Hamilton, John Thomas, 25, Sutton, VOP Sale of
Hooper, Wiliam Jackson, 21, Sutton, Grand Theft
Mayo, Stanley, 43, Nettles, Hold For GCSO

Oliver, Sheryl Christina, 30, Chewning, VOP Sale
of Cocaine 3cts
Fincher Jr., Willie Thomas, 45, Cindy Richards,
Bell, Janet Amanda, 41, Sullivan, VOP- Alachua
Blackburn, Matthew Paul, 28, A. Sutton, Battery,
Burg, Crimmal Misch

Spencer, Cathleen Edith, 48 DOC, Hold for Court
Butler, Donald Burton, 37, Trooper Ganus, VOP
DWLSR (Gilchrist), Failure to pay fine, DWLSR fail
to pay fine
Blue, Dorothy, 51, DOC, Hold for Court
Shiveley, Colin Brian, 22, King, Forgery
Jenkins, Jason Christopher, 30, Wimberley, DWL-
SR/Habitual, Child Support Delq
Wood, Joey E 33, 54-14Wimberley, Burglary War-
rant Alachua County
Hill, Michael George, 20, King, Battery on LEO,
Battery Strike or touch

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Dixie County, Florida Sheriff Dewey H. Hatcher announced
that the Dixie County Sheriff's Office was one out of twenty
Sheriff's Offices partnering with the Florida Sheriff's Associ-
ation to be able to provide the Teen Driver Challenge to youth
in Dixie County The Teen Driver Challenge willbe offered
free of charge through funding received from the Florida
Sheriff's Association.
Most young adults at the age of fifteen take advantage of the
privilege of obtaining a drivers license, with little or no for-
mal training, before driving upon our streets, which contain
many changing terrains and environments. Unfortunately,
Teen Traffic Safety Statistics show that automobile crashes
are the leading cause of death and injury to teens in the Unit-
ed States and Florida, injury producing crashes involving
teens cost taxpayers over $32.8 billion dollars in 2000 and be-
tween 25 30% of teen drivers will be involved in a crash
within the first twelve months of getting their operators
The Teen Driver Challenge course will provide the partici-
pants with knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce
their chances of being involved in a crash.
In the classroom students will participate in a four-hour ses-
sion that will cover the topics of teen crash facts, knowing
your vehicle, using your senses, vehicle dynamics, safe dri-
ving habits, alcohol and driving, aggressive driving and dri-
ving exercises.
On the driving range students will participate in an eight-
hour session that will cover vehicle operations. The driving
range will cover the following exercises figure 8,
threshold/emergency braking, backing, cornering, forward
serpentine, reverse serpentine, off road recovery and evasive
The first class will be held at the Dixie County High School
on Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on
Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Cross City Airport starting
at 8:00 am.
For more information please contact the Sheriff's Office at
498-1220 or 498-1462. You may also-stop by the Sheriff's Office,
the School Resource Deputy at the High School or the Dixie
County Jail and pick up an application.

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ter lost everything they owned in the fire, their whole
lives were essentially contained in that house. Ms. Os-
teen had just spent a substantial sum in refurnishing
her kitchen with newt appliances, all of which were de-
stroyed.-The home was insured, but hers was not the
name on the insurance.

The Red Cross has contributed $335.00, but such an
amount will not go too far in light of her present situa-
tion. Thus, she and her daughter are in need'of many
of the basic necessities of life. As of this' ~iting iio-
date has been set for a benefit, but those who wish to-
help the family in any way may contact Brenda Osteen
at 498-7588. Our community has a wonderful track
Record when it comes to lending a helping hand to
those who are in need. I'm sure we'll all do everything
that we can to help Ms. Osteen and her daughter in.
this, their hour of need.

At this time the cause of the fire has not been ascer-
tained. The authorities are currently investigating the

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It's a Girl

Frank & Jana Whitehead of
Old Town are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their
daughter Abbygael Faith
Whitehead, "Abby".
Abby was born August 8,
2008 weighing 7 Lbs., 11 Oz.
and measuring 20 1/4" long.
Abby is the paternal grand-
daughter of Jim & Nancy
(Forehand) Ables of Se-
bring, FL, and the maternal
granddaughter of Dale &
Cindy Kight of Horseshoe
Beach, FL. Abby was wel-
comed home by a host of
family & friends.

- Rucker

Patti Ferrero of Lake City, along with Bobby and Sandra Rucker of Old Town, FL,
are proud to announce the engagement of their children.Francesca Angela Ferrero
and Corey Travis Rucker.
Francesca is the daughter of Dr. Frank Ferrero and a 2006 Columbia High School
graduate. She is currently attending Lake City Community College, where she is
about to graduate with her AA degree. She plans to continue on in the Dental Field.
Corey is the grandson of the late Bobby and Theo Rucker of Old Town, and also
Bill and Mary Rollisoh of Cross City. Corey is a 2006 graduate of Dixie County High
School, also finishing his last two years with the United States Marine Corps, where
he is also attending classes to atain a BA degree in business.
The wedding is planned for November 29, 2008 at the home of the bride.

Happy Birthday Daddy
From all of us
George & Emma Caraway
T fayyy Wedding
51 years

Gory A. Conlin
Graduates From Basic Training

Pvt. Cory A. Conlin graduat-
ed basic training at MCRD
Parris Island on September
19, 2008.
Way to go Cory, we are
proud of you, Mama, Daddy
Barry, Bobby, Sissy, Bud,
Jenn & Jeff.

& -

'From: george, Ann,
Casey &' ermi,
Mqr. &' 2Mrs.
Willie 3. Carter

Brodeur & Ross to Wed

Pete and Karen Brodeur of
St. Petersburg request your
company at the marriage of
their daughter
Sarah Brodeur
,Brandon Ross
son of Bebo and Shelly Ross
of Steinhatchee on Saturday
October 18th, 2008 at 4:30 PM
SThe Ceremony and Recep-
tion will be held at the resi-
dents of Mr. and Mrs. Otis
..4. .~ Hurst 6812 SW 358 Hwy
Steinhatchee; Florida
(The Jena side on the
Steinhatchee River)

Stinson Reunion

When: October 18, 2008
Where: Trailriders Club
Time: 1:00 P.M.
It's time for family and friends to come together
to have a good time and share memories.
Please bring a covered dish or dessert.

Happy Birthday Daddy



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Elect GENE Elect

will be held
A COMMON MAN Noon, Saturday, 18th at the
for the Cross City Park
Please consider this a
COMMON PEOPLE personal invitation to come
out, eat lunch and voice any
u concerns you have.

My name is Gene Higginbotham, and I am seeking the office of County Commission
District 1. I am the son of Wade and Betty Higginbotham, and married to Darlene.
We have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
I am a 4th generation resident of Dixie County and District 1.
*After graduating Dixie County High School I served 4 years in the United'
States Air Force.
*I've worked 23 years for the Department of Corrections at Cross City Cor
rectional Institution, 5 years as department head.
*I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
*I have taught Computer, Business and Management classes for 12 years.
*I was in charge of the "Florida Computers for Kids" program for 3 years,
donating over $120,000 per year in computers to Florida schools and orga
nizations for children.
'I am a member of the Dixie County Horsemen's Association, FFA Alumni,
Historical Society, Quarterback Club, and the Take Stock in Children
mentoring program.
*I have been a buyer at the Suwannee River Live Stock Fair since my children were in school.
*I have, and will continue to be an advocate for the Youth of Dixie County. Sponsoring and supporting them is
an investment in our future.
*I have been trying to see each of you personally, and in the following weeks will continue to do so. If I fail to
do so, please forgive me. If you have any questions, call me at (352) 210-2177 or (352) 542-2975.
*I am Against the High Impact Fee now in effect in Dixie County
*I am for Cutting Excessive and Wasteful Spending
*I am for Bringing Industry and Jobs to Dixie County
*I am for Protecting our Natural Resources
If elected, I promise this:
*I will work for YQlU
*I will listen to your concerns and be open to your suggestions.
*I will be your County Commissioner no matter who you are or where you live.
*I have the education and management background needed and the ability to make tough decisions necessary during rough
times. But, I also know the need for good ole common sense and to listen to the people. I am just a common man, for the
people of Dixie County.
*Please go to the polls on November 4th. Help me to become YOUR County Commissioner. Your concerns well be my
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Thursday, October 9, 2008


First Annual
Manly Man
(Powder Puff)

by Shannon Ellison
Dixie County High
School Beta Club spon-
sored the first annual
Manly Man Volleyball
tournament Saturday,
October 4, 2008 at 5:30.
This tournament gave
the young men of DCHS
an opportunity to show
off their volleyball skills
in reverse roles similar
to Powder Puff football.

The boys played and the
girls coached. The first
game was between the
Seniors and the Fresh-
men with the Seniors
coming out with a win.

The Juniors and Sopho-
mores faced off in the
second game, with the Ju-
niors emerging victori-

ous. In the third place
bracket the Sophomores
and Freshmen played
with the Sophomores tak-
ing third place. Then for
the school championship
match between the Se-
niors and the Juniors,
the Seniors emerged with
a victory and placed at
the top of the school
bracket with the Juniors
coming in second place.

To make things interest-
ing the seniors then had
to play and all star Alum-
ni team a best two out of
three match, although

close the

Alumni man-
aged a victory and won
the overall tournament

The.DCHS Beta would
like to thank all of those
who helped make this a
success Stanley at Food-
land for help with conces-
sions, April Barber for
being the referee, Janet
Fowler DCHS volleyball
coach for use of volley-
ball equipment, Audrey
Quesenberry, Suzanne
Raker, Connie Land,

Nicole Pinner, Karen

VanAernam, Jodi Spurlin
and Christy Keen for
their help. The DCHS
Alumni team Joey Whit-
tington, Josh Snyder, Je-
remy Lord, Buddy
Philmon and Colby Her-

We would also like to
thank all the partici-
pants: players and coach-
es and of course the spec-

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town,
thanks the area's fine businesses who donated so gen-
erously to our Sock Hop: Bear's Den, Bella's Nail sa-
lon, C&C
Natural ,7.
Cameo Beau- .
ty Shop,
Deke's Steak-
Gail's Cafe,
Mya's Noo- American Legion Auxiliary President Welkie enjoys
a 'sundae' at Unit 383's Sock Hop
dle House,
Parker's Sport-
ing Goods, Smoke and Spirit Outlet, and Taco Bell.
Thanks, also, to the individuals who donated door
prizes, time and effort toward making the event a suc-
cess, and to DJ's Jerry and Teri Tilley, who donated
their services.

Initiation of new members will be at the regular
meeting on October 22nd.

A canned-goods drive is planned for the 24th, 25th,
and 26th of October. Non-perishable food items will
be gathered for the United Christian Services, which
will distribute them to those in need at Thanksgiving
and Christmas. At the same time, we'll be collecting
snacks and candy for the troops. Remember, no
chocolate, as it will melt!

Walk for A Cure



On Sept 30,08 the Old town Red hat Chicks were on
the move again. We traveled to Gainesville to the Red
Lobster. Yes we tried everything they had and had a
lot of laughs and friendship and some did shopping.
But, all in all we enjoyed each other and out outing
for the day all dressed up in our purple outfits and
red hats. We were visited at out table by one of the
Gainesville Red Hatters, she came over to say hi and'
ask where we were from.

Keep an eye on us next month as it is Halloween and
we sometimes turn into Red Hat Chicks Goblins.

Watch for us next month.
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disabili-
Sty. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W,
Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202)
720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

.I neJ.i ow.It e iU UI De acuerdo a lo establecido por las leyes Federales y el Departamento de Agricultura de los
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or, origen national, sexo, edad, o impedimentos de las personas. (No todas las bases de pro-
Shib cion se aplican a todos los programss)
v ote Para presenter una queja sobre discrimiacion, escriba USDA, Directqr, Of-
fice of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence
Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202)
720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA es un proveedor y
Os ,/E, IIempleador que ofrece oportunidad igual a todos.
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Ten Dixie County women participated in the October
S3rd Walk For A Cure event sponsored by the Ameri-
can Cancer Society A total of 110 teams, including
110 survivors and 1,200 others, walked 3 miles in the
Duck Pond area of Gainesville. Although not part of
a corporate team, as most walkers are, the ten women
raised $554 to contribute to research and survivor
support in just two days. The walk raised over
$160,000, with fundraising efforts continuing through-
out October, as this is Breast Cancer AWARENESS
month. Thanks to team captain Pat Felty and her
sorority, the Beta Sigma Phi Xi Xi for your efforts.

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The Dixie County Varsity and JV Cheerleaders will
be hosting a homecoming cheer clinic or girls be-
tween the ages of 4 and 12 years old.

The clinicwill be held on October 13,14,and 15 at the
High School. Practice will last about an hour each
day The cost of the clinic will be $20.00 and this will
include a cheer t-shirt.

The clinic participants will be cheering at the Bear
Growl as well as part of the Varsity Homecoming
game. You may pick up an application at any of the
Dixie School front offices, from any cheerleader, or
call Melody Rollison for more information @ 498-1939.


Building and Zoning rep-
resentative David Lake
reported that Dixie is
growing; 44 new site-built
home permits and 108
new mobile home were
pulled this fiscal year.

Commissioner Troy
Johnson questioned him
on the demolition of mo-
bile homes on "this side
of the river on US 19"
that have been reported
.as an eyesore. Mr. Lake
explained that the prop-
erty owner is "doing the
best that she can" and
that she had hired a con-
tractor to clean up the
property but that "he
took all the profitable
stuff and then left her
with a pile of mess."
Lake also commented on
the problem that has
cropped up recently due
to scrap metal prices: out
of town homeowners are
coming home to find that
their aluminum siding
has been stolen.

A citizen noted that sev-
eral of these homes were
presenting a problem,
and Chairman Buddy
Lamb explained that if
such homes are not fixed
that the Board can have
the home fixed and then
attach the property to re-
cover the cost of cleanup.

Sue Chewning from the
Dixie County Times ap-
peared in order to pre-
sent paperwork that she
claimed low makes her
"legal to run legal ads."
The editor of the Advo-
cate presented an opinion
from the Florida Attor-
ney General.that states
that in order to run legal
advertisements, a newpa-
per must have been in ex-
istence at least two years;
one year in order to ob-
tain a postal periodical
permit, and then a year
must pass before any le-
gal advertising can be
completed. Any legal ad-
vertising run before that
year and any county, city,
or board actions based on
that advertising have
been judged to be "null
and void" by the Attor-
ney General in his Advi-
sory Opinion AGO 94-24.
The Commission referred
the matter to it's attor-
ney, Leenette McMillan
for further examination.

Jerry Martin appeared
for Dixie EMS to present
the monthly report. Dix-
ie County EMS treated .
2,961 patients during this
fiscal year and burned
25,555 gallons of fuel. It
billed 1.5 million dollars
and received over
$780,000 in payments. He
statedthat we "met our
anticipated amount that
we had to collect."

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for Dixie Music

Center Recital

Dixie Music Center held its
Fall Recital Saturday, Oct.
4th at the Dixie County Cul-
tural Center, hosted by the
Dixie County Historical So-
ciety There were a total of,
23 students performing to a
large audience. This was a
special opportunity for the
students to perform the
pieces they've been working
on so diligently and they.all
did a fine job.

Guitar students who per-
formed, under the direction
of Bruce Miller, were: Blake
Apodaca, Jordan Barden,
DylanDischer, Courtney
Douglas, Scott Elder,
Michael Forehand, Tyler
Forehand, Frankie Machart,
Ryan Marchant, Clay Turn-
er, Kinsey Ward and Conner

On keyboard, as taught by
Pauline Ross, were the fol-
lowing: Brianna Barden,
Brooke Discher, Jenna Hol-
ley, Dusty Middleton,
Jacquelyn Myers, MaShayla
Rollison, Morgan Rose,
Katie Thomas, Karah Sether
and Andrea Wood.

Fiddle students this year,
under Trenda Gordon, were
Jennifer Harvard and
-Nicholas Messina.

All students who performed
and remained through the
entire program were award-
ed certificates of excellence
to the rousing applause of
the audience. A reception
followed on the grounds.

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Dixie Music Center would
like to thank the Dixie
County Historical Society
for hosting the event and
lending a helping hand
wherever needed. Betty and
Ferrell Mikell, Beth Ann
Palmer and Sherry Rags-
dale are especially recog-
nized for the time and effort
they put forth to make the
event as successful as it
was. Carol Neubert and Kim
Discher also helped tremen-
dously setting up the recep-
tion area and serving the
food and drinks. A huge
"thank you" goes out to
them. Ted Patrick was also
incredibly helpful moving
equipment and just being an
all around handy man.

Many thanks to Ted for
hanging out until the end.
Shellby Miller is to be com-
mended for helping with the
set up and for video taping
the event. She always does a,
fine job. Most importantly,
Dixie Music Center would
like to thank ifistructors
Bruce Miller, Pauline Ross
and Trenda Gordon for their
devotion and the hard work
given to all students.

They are an integral part of
Dixie Music Center and
their efforts are greatly ap-
preciated. Without them,
there would be no music
school'and thereforeno

The recital was underwrit-
ten with donations to the
Dixie County Historical So-
ciety by members Bert
Buzbee, Nina Johnson and
Dixie Music Center.

Public Notice




Due to the increased cost to
provide transportation ser-
vices, Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc. will im-
plement the following
changes to allow for ser-
vices to continue.

Riders will be asked if they

are using the
closest medical
facility All
Riders should
use the nearest
medical facili-
ty whenever
possible to re-
duce miles and
cost associated
with transport.
Trip requests
will be denied
if the closest
medical facili-

each day. Currently,
provides three trips pi
Monday through Friday
That will be reduced to t
trips per day Monday.
through Friday. Trips will
be scheduled on a first
come, first served basis.
Once the two vans are
scheduled to be full, clients
will be asked to reschedule.
For the riders who are not
sponsor by Medicaid, the
most serious needs will be
prioritized. Kidney dialysis
and cancer treatment pa-
tients will be given the high-
est priority, followed by gen-
eral medical appointments.
Finally, any resi-

"Kidney dialysis
and cancer
patients will be
given the
highest priority,
followed by
general medical

ty is not being
used. Also, appoint
SREC, Inc. will
change its cur-'
rent policy and
schedule by not allowing out
of service area trials unless
it is to a Medicaid required'
specialist. The current ser-
vice areas consist of Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy and Alachua
Counties. Therefore, trips
to Perry and Lake City will
no longer be provided due to
the distance required, as
well as the medical services
provided there being avail-
able in theapproved service

Also, SREC, INc. will reduce
the total trips to Gainesville



dents who reside
in Nursing
homes will no
.longer be eligi-
ble for transport
unless they are
Medicaid eligi-

These choices
have been diffi-
cult to make and
SREC, Inc. un-
derstands that
these changes
will affect the
lives of many in
Dixie and
Gilchrist Coun-

ty who need and use our ser-
vice. However, for the secu-
rity and longevity of the
program it is necessary to
make these changes to allow
for services to continue for
those in the greatest need'
for transportation services.
These changes will go into
effect on November 1, 2008.

If you have any questions,
please contact us at 352-498-
7366 ext 22 or 386-362-4115
ext 233.



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of Liz:

A couple of weeks ago I went
to my husband's family re-
union. We had sych a good
time with so much good food
cooked by some wonderful
southern women. Okay, the
men helped a little. Anyway I
was asked several times for
the Baked Potato Casserole
that I made. I am so glad
everyone enjoyed it. You can
do so many things with this
recipe. You can add chives or
replace the bacon with ham
(whatever you have). You can
also mix it up the night be-
fore and cook the next day I
hope you enjoy making it as
much as I did.

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Please do not overcook the
potatoes or they will get
mushy, just until they are

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2 cups shredded sharp
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for the top
1/2 large onion, finely
chopped (red onions are real-
ly good in this)
1/2 cup real mayon-
naise(not reduced fat)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
*'1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In a large bowl, combine
potatoes and bacon. In anoth-
er bowl, combine the remain-
ing ingredients; add to potato
mixture and toss gently to
coat. Transfer to a greased 4-
1/2-qt. baking dish. I top
mine with extra shredded
cheese because it's just good.
Bake, uncovered, at 325 de-
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Thursday, October 16 @ 6:00 pm
Bear Growl in the Gym
@ 7:30 pm JV Football at the field vs.
PK Younge
Friday, October 17 @ 1:30 Parade Line up
@ 3:00 Parade
@ 6:00 pm Pre game (Homecoming
Court Introduced)
@ 7:30 pm Varsity Football vs.
Hamilton County
Following the Game:
Alumni Reception in the Library
Homecoming Dance in the Gym
ending at 12:00

Dress Up Days:
Monday--Wicked Narly PJ Day
Tuesday--Awesomely Cool Clone Day
Wednesday-Far-Out Groovin' Time
Warped Wednesday (Blast from the
Past Day)
Thursday--Super Duper Slammin'
Celebrity Day
Friday: Radical Rockin' RED and

Rangers Roll Over
Oak Hall 50-12

The Rangers are now 5-0
as the season rolls on. The
coaches have been making
sure the boys are fit and
productive. The events are
numerous as the touch-
down scores.
Javonta Jones has 1 re-
ceiving touchdown and 2
rushing touchdown,
which combined for a to-
tal of 134 yards. Heath
Montgomery had 1 touch-
down and two 2 pt. conver-
sions, which is a huge in-
fluence on the game.
Shaquille Mitchem had a
small, but effective 20-
yard touchdown.
Mackie McFall ran in a
touchdown and a 2 pt.
conversion. Way to go!
Hunter Robson not to be
out done had a 55-yard
kick-off return for a
touchdown and 15-yard
interception run.
Kendell Copeland came in
for a big 25-yard return
from an interception.
Dylan Reed a tough little
man got an interception,
but no return.
James Bowers got 25 rush-
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Buddy Howell had several
carries for a total of 17
yards rushing.
Last but not least, Cody
Mitchell had 10 yards
rushing TD and threw a
53 yard touchdown pass to
Javonta Jones.
This winning streak is
like an epidemic our
school is bursting with
pride and school spirit.
The Rangers played
Chiefland at Chiefland
Tuesday night. See results
in next weeks story
Come and support our
Rangers at their last
Home, game next Tuesday
night against Williston,
on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The
game will be played at
Go Rangers!!!!
By: Caleb Currie
Thank You!
We would like to take this op-
portunity to thank Mr. Rob-
bie Lee for providing us with
our meal at the Cypress Inn
before last weeks game
against Oak Hall. Your sup-
port for our team is greatly
Thanks again,
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It's that time of year again for the
annual fall festival at,01d Town
Elementary School!!!
Friday, October 10th, 2008
5:30 8:00
Tickets are on sale this week for
4 @ $1.00.
Tickets will be 3 @ $1.00 the night
Sof the festival.
There Will be a drawing for the
following prizes for $1 donation:
$50 cash
$100 cash
MP3 player and docking station
Football autographed by Urban Myer
There will be lotseof food, fun, and
Come out and support Old Town
Elementary PTO.
See you there!

Attention RRMS Parents

Yearbooks are now on sale. Books are
$25.00 each until November 21st. The price
will go up after this date, so reserve your
child's copy soon.

Yearbooks can be ordered online at This is an easy
and convenient way to purchase your child's
book. Orders can also be turned in at school.
Yearbook recognition ads for 8th graders are
due November 21st. If interested, contact
Macaele Wood at 498-1346.

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The JV Bears would like to thank Chad Everett, Can-
didate for Dixie County Sheriff for feeding the team
before last Thursday night's game.

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Community Bank feeding the team before last Friday
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Thursday October 9, 2008

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Did you know there is a touch of the
tropics right here in Old Town? And in
that tropical setting, "living jewels"
abound to the delight of everyone who
"Pelican Bay Island" is the name John-
ny & Martha Foster gave their 5+ acres
here in Old Town. It is a little piece of
Heaven right here in Dixie County
Many locals have visited the "island"
over the years to see the sights. Now the
Foster's are extending an invitation to
everyone to visit "Pelican Bay Island"
and attend
Coast 8th An-
nualKoi &
Show which
will be held
on Saturday,
October 11 &
Sunday, Octo-
ber 12.
you've heard
of koi. They b. .
can be one of 1
the world's .
most expen- '
sive pets. In '* :
some of the,
large koi
around the country, it's not uncommon
to see some valued at $20,000! Most koi
don't cost nearly that much. The aver-
age koi sells for $25 to $100, but they are
just as beautiful as their expensive
cousins. Some look like were crafted
from gold or silver. On some, the scales
sparkle like diamonds. The Japanese
have called koi "living jewels."
But the long whiskers on their faces
give their pedigree away. They're actu-
ally just really nice-looking carp.
Even experts aren't exactly sure how
koi got started. The usual story is that,
centuries ago, farmers who raised carp
for food in Asia discovered some partic-
ularly colorful natural mutants
cided to breed them. Early Chinese and
Japanese paintings show aristocratic
ladies tending ponds full of red and
white koi. According to feng shui, koi
would bring health, wealth, and good
luck to the household.

Today, koi are still considered lucky
Last year, the state of Maine seized a
Chinese restaurant owner's pet koi he
had displayed in an aquarium in his
restaurant for 15 years; officials had
ruled that koi are invasive if they es-
cape from captivity, and they made it il-
legal to own koi without a permit. Al-
most immediately, things started to go
wrong at the restaurant. The heating
and cooling system broke, and the own-
er fell down the stairs. The whole
episode made the New York Times and
the owner got his fish back!
Koi are usually too huge to keep in an
aquarium. They start out about 3 inch-
es long, but they grow to about two feet
long in just two
years. They can
eventually grow
to 5 feet long.
Mark your cal-.
endars and
come out to
"the island" to
spend the day..
Besides tanks
full of gorgeous
"living jewels"
to behold, you
can tour the
fern garden,
.take a peek at
Sthe numerous
a r i ponds, see-the
--bamboo collec-
tion, walk the
nature trails, admire the variety of ex-
otic birds or just relax in the peaceful
There will be vendors selling koi and
goldfish, another selling pond supplies
and, our own Leonard Allen of
Allen's Nursery here in Old Town will
have all kinds of plants and citrus trees
for sale and we will have a big conces-
sion stand open in case you get hungry
Raffles will be ongoing during both
days of theshow. Sound like fun? Come
on out.and join us! Admission is free
and there is plenty of parking.
Hours for the show are Saturday, Octo-
ber 11 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday,
October 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To find
Pelican Bay Island, come north on 349
five miles from the light in Old Town
and look for the signs. For more infor-
mation, call Johnny at 542-8925.




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Laceration Repair Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning 0OBCare
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma. Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & XHRay HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing

Child and Adult Immunizations
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children

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

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of the

Social, Night and
October 21, 2008
7:00 PM
Lodge Hall
Refreshments will be



7:30 PM
To participate $25.00

Tickets $3.00
Please contact
Coach Brown 498-3479
Coach Bennett 498-6437

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The American Legion
Post 91

Post 91 will have a dinner open to
the public for a donation at the
post home located next to the FFA
arena on.Walker curve on Route
129 north between Trenton and
Bell on Oct 16,08.

The post Will provide the main
dish and members are asked to
bring a dessert to share. The din-
ner will be from 5:30-7:00p.m
with the regularly scheduled
meeting to follow.

Auxiliary will meet same night.

Come Visit With
A Representative
of U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson

This event is open to all
residents, including those
with a Federal Issue to

Thursday, October 9, 2008
1:00P.M 2:00P.M.
Dixie County Courthouse
Courtroom B
214 NE 351 Hwy
Cross City, FL 32628
For More Information,
Please Call


9-5 Saturday Nov 1 and 2
Trailriders' Club Cross City
Sponsored by the Dixie County Rotary Club

Call 352-498-3077 for more infoi

Get Gazelle Intense!!

Dave Ramsey's
Financial Peace University
is coming to

First Baptist Church in Cross City
Classes start October 19 at 8:30 AM
Call Anthony at 542-2910 to register

Dixie Music Center's

17th Anni ersary


'Satirday, October 11th. 2008, 9:30 4:00


FEATURING: Lay-Away for Christmas!!
Factory Reps on Site

Donny Simonds Band
Mother's Prayer Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez Guitar, Crate Amp
Yorkville Mixer and More!!!
Krista- Pat Barmore OVER $2,000.00 IN GIVEAWAYS!!!!
Men Behaving Badly
Tender 'N Tasty Barbeque will be cooking up barbeque
Black Leather Jackets Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day of music under
Dotti South and the Slackers the live oaktrees.
Dixie Music Center, 26626 SE 19 Hwy., Old Town
Sound by Rob Matson's Total 352-542-3001
Production Services dienccenter.con

Saturday, November 1 and 2
Trailriders' Club, Cross City
$10 per 15'x15' Space.
Sponsored by the Dixie County Rotary Club
Call 352-498-7067 to reserve

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Thursday October 9, 2008

Real Estate, etc.


The following students-have been chosen student of the
month for their
hard work in the classroom, positive behavior toward
other students and
perfect attendance during the school year. Congratula-
tions students!
students are
listed with
their teachers.

Pre-Kindergarten left to right: Kenneth
Mcelroy-Lorri King, Madisyn
Butler-Jan Wadsworth, Andrew Chesser-
Tammy Griffis

Kindergarten left to right: Carlee Partain-
Brandi Driggers, Cody
Va'lentine-Diane Koschatzky, Tristen Nee-
ley-Anna Allen

First Grade left to right: Jeremy Bright-
Tracy Locke. Madison Cannon-Beth
Dees, Seth Burnett-April Kight

Second Grade left to right: Rebecca Strick-
land-Suzanne Rake:r Christopher
Thomas-Maureen Cravey, Wade Stott-Caro
Ann Forehand

Third Grade left to right: Casey
Hamilton-Ginger Jenkins, Steven
a Blumenberg=-Jennifer Frost, Kylie
Burnett-Toma Sue Davis

Fourth Grade left to right: Morgan
Besterman-Connie Karr, Kyle
Chesser-Amalia Chesser, Brandon
Greene-Michelle West

Fifth Grade left to right: Serena
Berry,Corey Hill, and Marquez Hollis
with Larry Taylor and Chasity Lord



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Offensive Player: Kameron Keen
Special Teams: Robert Simmons
Defensive Player: Anthony
Trench Warrior: Scott Osteen



The Dixie County Health Department is pleased to co-
ordinate with SRHEC to provide residents diagnosed
as diabetics with free classes. The classes will be
held at the Dixie County Health Department, Cross
City on October 7,14,21,28. Please register in advance.
Call Dixie County Health Department (352) 498-1360
ext. 114. The topic for each meeting will be different.
Please plan to attend each session.

Whlte's Pump Service
Pump Repairs -- All Makes & Models
Submersible Pumps Pool Pumps
Water Softeners -m- Iron Filters
Serving the Tri-County Area
Over 25 Years Experience

Garland White -r-- (352) 542-0065

Smith & Associates, G IA C :
Brad Smrn ith Licensed Real Estate Broker
,-mur'. --E Inamams- : ,- ase

Newly Listed... This 2/1 on a Great Location... This 3/3
beautiful fenced lot in home is located on paved
Suwannee. This home has a road across from the
lot to offer, Call today for all Suwannee River. Call
the details.....$115,000 today to view this home...
Gayle Lovelace(352) 542-1212 $356.000 MLS 758175
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TOO CUTE... This 1/1 2007 2 2 2008 DW on deep canal in
home on .48 acre only Suwannee. This home has a
blocks from Turner Point 2 stall boat house with fish
Landing boat ramp.... cleaning room and more....
$98,000 MLS 758176 $219,900 MLS 759679

3/2 on 3 acres.......... $109,900
2/2 In Suwanne$a...... $117,000
2/1 on .50 acre...........$95,000
3/2 In Suwannee......$890,000
3/1.5 on .61 acre.........$60.000
2/1 in Suwannee.......$279.000
4/2 on 1 acre.............69,900
2/2 on 1.34 acres........$75,000
- 8.55 dividable acres on
Hwy 19 in Fanning Springs....
- 40 x 100 steel building on
Hwy 19.................149,900
-REDUCED...4 acres on CR
349; 1 acre with well, septic,
& power. Very motivated....

.94 ac with well.......$19,000
.25 wooded ac..........$4,900
.11 in Suwannee...$249.900
.48 wooded ac.......$14,000
.35 wooded ac........$15,000
.50 wooded ac........$20,000
.25 wooded ac.......$14,000
2.65 wooded ac....$35.000
2 wooded acres.....$27,500
2.65 wooded ac.....$35.000
3 wooded acres......$37,500
2 wooded acres......$32,500
6.40 improved ac...70,000
.7.25 improved ac....$85.000
5.21 wooded ac.......$59,900

27888 US Hwy 19
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G age sales,

yard sales

and moving sales,

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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. 352493-9723

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. Ufn

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

on the second Monday of each
month at noon. at the Public
Library in Cross City Call
498-2601 for info

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

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.

available October 2 BR, Porch
on 5 acres, Thompson Road,
$350.00 month Call 717-762-0050
Town. Waterfront home, 3 BR, 2
bath, very nice, clean with deck
and floating dock. $1,200 a
month. 904-225-0080 or 904-254-

LOST KEYS. Keys to house, car,
and my PO. Box. Any informa-
tion, please call 542-8315. RE-

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

No experience necessary. We pay
you to learn a skill in Welding,.
Heating & A/C, Machinery Re-
pair, and more. Limited open-
ings. Must be H.S. Grad, age 17-
34. Call 1-800-342-8123, Mon-Fri,
8:30am 4:30pm.
AD REP NEEDED. Part time,
commission only ad sales. Expe-
rience, good people skills, local
business contacts, professional
appearance a must. Email re-
sume & photo to editor@dcadvo-

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

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

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.


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.

North Centril 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-

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

Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
You can easily pay more but I
guarantee you cannot receive bet-
ter service, Most pressure-wash-
ing jobs 10 cents sq ft or less.
Please call Pastor Jim Hurst (352)
498-3023 ufn
stall, Repair, & Networking with
in Home Service! Call All Point
Computers at (352)210-1985.

Will care for your loved one in
your home, full time, part time,
CPR Certified CNA P 1-941-276-
SHOP. Thur-Fr-Sat 10-4, Clothing
and Decor 498-0102, follow signs at
US 19 and 55A.

APPRAISALS. Sales, foreclo-
sures, estate purposes, taxes,
refinancing. Only local, com-
mercially certified appraiser
in the Tri-County area. Not
bigger, just better. Katherine
M c K i n n e y ,
St.Cert.Gen.REA#2277 email:

CANDIDATES: Be sure to re-
serve your advertising space in
the Advocate's Homecoming
edition. Space is extremely
limited. Call Kathy at 498-
3312 or email editor@dcadvo-

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YARD SALE: Saturday, OCtober
11, 8-2 pm at St. Alban's Episco-
pal Church, Chiefland, Located 4
miles north of Walmart, on High
way 19. Bargains!

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

Mums 3 for $10, petunias and
snaps $16.00 periflat, lorope-
dalums 3 gallon $8.00, Kock out
roses 3 gallon $12.00. A&K Nurs-
ery Hwy 19, Cross City, Mon-Sat
9-5, 356-1189.

grain fed, no hormones $1.50 per
pound plus slaughter, cut and
wrap. Available by 1/4, 1/2 or
whole. Evergreen Farm 352-542-
7135 or 352-498-7067

Stainless .22 pistol, new, $375.00.
Henry .22 Survival rifle with Red
Dot Scope, excellent $250.00
Smith and Wesson 9 MM com-
pact, stainless 12 shot excellent,
$400.00. Hi-point .380 8 shot, new
$200.00 498-5388.
ed 4x4 inline 6 cylinder A/C
automatic, exc. running condi-
tion asking $2,100 or best of-
fer, call 498-8100.

FOR SALE: Newly remodeled
mobile home 2/1 on .48 acres,
minutes from Turner -Point
Landing, won't last long
$53,500.00 Call Today. 727-580-

First Baptist

Church of



It was another won-
derful week serving and
worshipping our LORD
together, during our Fall
Revival! Pastor Darryl
Weaver has played his
guitar, the piano and
sang for GOD'S glory,
then' preached his heart
out all week! So happy
to see Sis. Wanda by his
side! We had "dinner on
the ground" each night!
Do ya know how these
Baptist women can cook?
Thank you ladies! Pastor
Eric Justice leading our
music and we were so
blessed just to hear him
sing! He is pastor of the
New Hope Baptist of Ho-
mosassa Springs! We are
at our best... when we
serve others!

We are truly blessed here
in America! What are
our blessings? I received
this from another Christ-
ian sour se: If you have
food in the refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a
roof overhead and a
place to sleep you are
richer than 75 o/o of this
world. If you have mon-
ey in the bank, in your

Dixie Music's

17th Anniversary


Dixie Music Center's 17th
Anniversary Bash will offer
a wide variety of musical
styles, as they have every
year, at this annual much-an-
ticipated event scheduled
this year for Saturday Octo-
ber 11th. Live music starts at
9:30 AM.

Opening this year's show
will be the local group Moth-
er's Prayer. This outfit
performs Southern Gospel
with a Bluegrass flavor. Old
Town's Max Thomas is the
founder of the band and con-
tributes vocals, guitar, man-
dolin and banjitar during the
group's live performances. In
his studio he adds keyboards
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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 edu
national personnel. Ufn

night, 8:00 pm at eh felloWshi
Baptist church, in Steinhatchee
Florida. Ufn
AA MEETINGS-Monday nights
8:00 pm, Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home
Call 1-800-613-0164 ufn

Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al
ban's Church in Chiefland. For
information, call Becky Kelly

wallet or spare change in
a dish, you are among
the top 80/0 of the world
's wealthy! If you own a
computer you are part of
the lo/o in the world
that has the opportunity
If you woke up this
morning with more
health than
Share more blessed than
the many who will not
even survive the day! If
you have never experi-
enced the fear of battle,
the loneliness of impris-
onment, the agony of
torture or the pangs of are
ahead of 700 million peo-
ple in the world! Have a
great week and count
your blessings for what
GOD has given us! Re-
member...the happiest
people don't have the
best of everything...they
just make the best of
everything they have!

A special thanks to
everyone that furnished
our breakfast snacks in
the Adult Mixed Sunday
School class during Sep-
tember: Jodi Shipman,
Brenda Southerland,
Robbie Bedford, Tina
Mitchell, Jennifer Elli-
son, Phil & Marsha
Marchant! These things
were done out of love...

Our M & M (55 & old-
er) group will go to Talla-
hassee on the bus Friday
the 10th for dinner at

and other tricks to record-
. ings this fine band.has re-
leased. Many area fans
should remember Max's
work in area club bands like
Wanted and Point Blank the
group that evolved into

On banjo is Bell resident
Donald Haire. A fine drum-
mer, Donald is relatively new
to banjo but has a great
-knack for the instrument.
And he seems to get around
well on about anything with
strings on it. Donald's wife
Janet plays electric bass in
the band, a new venture for
her. Buddy Rhoden, veteran
musician from Alachua,
plays guitar and vocalizes for
the group. Dixie County's
Anita Creel recently joined
on vocals, making a quintet.

Lefty Dave Will headline this
year's show. Billed as.the
"One Man DanceBand", the
"Single Act With Big Band
Sound", Dave is the consum-
mate seasoned entertainer.
Currently residing in Inver-
ness, Dave Smith performs
extensively on the
Elks/Moose/American Le-
gion circuit of central Flori-
da in addition to clubs and
bars in the same area. As a
marvelous songwriter Dave
has penned some great songs
that can be heard on his
CD's. Although known pri-
marily as a singer/song-
writer soloist these days,
Dave makes a great team
player in any band. Check
out his website at where
you can "taste" a sampling of
his music.

Clearwater's Pat Barmore re-
turns to the Dixie Music
Center stage this year. Pat is
of the newer-regulars ap-
pearing at the Florida Folk
Festival in the past few
years. To date he has re-
leased three acclaimed al-
bums of original material
recorded at Steve Connelly's
Zen Recording in St. Peters-
burg. All of Pat's songs have
a Florida motif -
whether a reflection of our
state's natural beauty (such

The Country Buffet! The
bus will leave at 4:30!
Also traveling with us
are the folks from Chari-
ty Baptist and Faith Bap-
tist of Perry! By the
way. .this group is "aged
to perfection ...right!!

* Did you mark down
our Homecoming on Oc-
tober 19th? First Baptist
Church of Steinhatchee
is 78 years olds! Holding
forth the Word of GOD
since 1930! Pastor Jon
Edmisten of Charity
Baptist in Perry will be
delivering our morning
message! He is on fire for
the LORD and it is a
blessing just to know
him! Bear (John) Berg,
known as Uncle Fats
B.B.Q will be cooking all
the pork & chicken!
Ladies...please bring sev-
eral side dishes and
desserts to share! We
will have "dinner on the
grounds" in the gym!
Come join us for good
'ole preaching, praising,
praying, worshiping, re-
membering, eating, and
singing in the afternoon
too! Let's practice being
happy everyday...that is
GOD'S way!

Love, prayers, hugs,
smiles and blessings to
all! Sandy Coleman

as I Love Florida) or a snap-
shot of a time in history
(like Billie Bowlegs and its
story of Okie bank robbers
on the run to Florida). His
releases receive regular air-
play on WMNF's Florida
Folk Show, broadcast from
Tampa on 88.5 FM or The show airs
Thurdays at 9:00 AM. Accom-
panying Pat this year on har-
monica will be Kim Mars-
den, also of Pinellas County

The Donny Simonds Band
will make their Dixie Music
stage debut this year. This
group is a diverse quintet of
seasoned, working class mu-
sibians who have converged
to create music that is un-
mistakably Americana. Don-
ny Simonds, singer and song-
writer for the band, is Flori-
da farmed cracker. Donny
embraces classic American
entrepreneurship. He writes
songs by day and shrimps
the Gulf of Mexico on his
trawler "The Ebby Luz"
by night. His voice is bari-
tone, similar to that of John-
ny Cash. Donny's set is ener-
getic, engaging and ripe with
innuendo so much that his
stage presence could be
likened to that of Arlo
Guthrie. Despite his various
influences, Donny's unas-
suming demeanor and
humbling background makes
him a genuine and unique
talent. They are scheduled to
appear around 1:30. Check
for further band info, other
appearance details and a
sampling of their music at

Dotti South and her band the
Slackers are also scheduled
to play on this year's bill.
Fronted by
Dotti South, this group will
be playing primarily original
Songs from Dotti's upcoming
second album, which is in
production at Bruce
Miller's B.I.G. Studios.
Speaking of Bruce, he plays
guitar in the group; many
people know him as the ex-
tremely capable guitar in-
structor at Dixie Music Cen-
ter. Ted Patrick performs on
keyboards, while Bob Leich-
ner (Dotti's husband) plays

One of the newer rock and
roll trios in the area is the
group Men Behaving Badly
"Mikey" Mike Kern plays
bass and handles most of the
vocals for this band. Chad
Schoenthal plays drums, and
Wayne Roworth is featured
on guitar. The MBB Band
play a varied mix of oldies-
inspired rockers, to classic
80's rock, to contemporary
numbers as well. Another
rockin' three piece act sched-
uled for this year's show is
the new group Black
Leather Jackets. Jeff Norris,
recently relocated from
south Florida, is featured on
guitar. Randy Weires is the
group's drummer, while
Jamey Francway plays bass
and handles most of the vo-
cals. This group does a taste-
ful mix of classic rock tunes
with a good representation of
Southern Rock, always a hit
in these parts.

Area KJ songstress Krista
will take the stage in the
morning. She appears regu-
larly in the area clubs, and
does a fine job as a DJ as
well. She has never missed
one of these shows and has
always offered to fill in if
needed. So this year she gets
her own slot.

Prize drawings will be held
around 4:00, with registra-
tion closing at 3:25. This
year's prizes include a Fend-
er Stratocaster, an Ibanez
guitar, a $500 Crate amp, and
a Yorkville powered mixer.
There is no cost to enter, but
their e restrictions.



Thursday October 9, 2008


I cannot help but to no-
tice the increasing popu-
larity of,
facebook, and various
other social-networking
websites among children.

If you aren't aware, my- allows a per-
son to build a private or
public webpage,' complete
with photo albums which
are viewable from the in-
ternet, various survey re-
sults, comments left by
friends, and lots of other
things of the sort. I have
noticed that, although
these sites are monitored
to prevent anything that
may be considered porno-
graphic from being post-
ed, some young ladies
and gentlemen are in the
habit of uploading con-
tent that I'm certain their
parents would disapprove

Most of these young
* folks pages look rather
harmless at a glance, but
looking through'some on-
line albums would make,
I venture to say, most par-
ents pale. Now, these net-
working sites are, mostly,
good. They seem to be en-
couraging our youth to
take interest in comput-
ers, typing, and even
(gasp) reading. Parents
should still occasionally
have a thorough look-



edneck Tech
by Eli Loy

)ur Children


he Internet

through of their kids'
pages. If you do, odds are
in favor of you request-
ing them to remove at
least one picture. Chil-
dren are children, in real
life, and on the internet,
and require supervision.
It even seems that the
more mature and level-
headed youths in the real
world, are very careless
of what they may submit
to their web page.

Increasingly, employers
will go through a
prospective employee's
webpages, particularly
those which are set for
public access. Many
times they'll find there
plenty of reasons not to
hire. Pictures uploaded to
these sites could very
well lure predators, as
well as give them the in-
formation they need to lo-
cate their prey So be sure
to keep an eye on those
myspace accounts...

Another thing that I find
disturbing is the number
of online surveys that the
average teenager fills out
every day Now, call me
paranoid, but all of these
surveys have to come
from somewhere, and I
expect they go some-
where. Marketing ana-
lysts, I suspect. Kids are
building psychological
profiles on themselves
and those around them

cunsianuy, ant men
sending these profiles to
God only knows whom.
Most of the questions are
innocuous, or so they
seem. Psychologists, ana-
lysts, and others are very
good at finding startling
amounts of information
from a particular series
of questions on a one-
page quiz. Especially
when the questions in-
clude (taken from an ac-
tual myspace page):

The Shoes You Wore To-
day, Your Weakness, Your
Fears, Your Perfect Piz-
za,Your Most Overused
Phrase On an instant
messenger, Thoughts
When First Waking Up:
Your Best Physical Fea-
ture, Your Bedtime, Do
you Smoke, Do you
Swear, Do you Sing, Do
you Shower Daily, Have
you Been in Love, Do you
get Motion Sickness, Do
you think you are Attrac-
tive, Do you get along
with your Parents, Do
you like Thunderstorms:
In the past month have
you Drank Alcohol, In the
past month have you
been on Drugs,In the past
month have you Stolen
Anything, Ever been
Drunk, Ever Shoplifted,
How do you want to Die...
and on and on...

The above isn't even half
of the questions in one
particular survey, some
surveys are not quite so
bad as that one, some are
worse... On the bright
side, if your child has
filled out one of those
surveys and put it on
their page, odds are they
did so truthfully, they
don't expect you to look
at it. So.... why don't you
go have a look foryourself?

Page 12

Bake Sale and
50/50 Tickets
$1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
Friday Oct 17
at 12 PM

During Homecoming
We will be set up in front
of Cross City Library

Homemade baked goods
will be sold by single piece
or whole

All proceeds and dona-
tions to benefit the
Horseshoe Library

50/50 drawing to be done
after the parade
No need to be present to


Lighthouse Word Church
will be hosting a Special
Youth Service on Sunday,
Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm. We
will have an evening of
special praise and worship
and ministry geared to-
wards teens and young

All middle, high school and
college students are invited
to come and bring their
friends and youth groups.
Free pizza will be served
afterwards. For more in-
formation, please call 493-

Thank You for your support of the
DCHS Junior Class.


DCHSJunior Classto host BBQ

The Junior Class will be selling BBQ dinners and snow
cones at the City Park on Saturday, November 1, 2008
beginning at 12:00 p.m. Dinners will
sell for
$5.00 and snow cones for $2.00.
There is a Political Rally planned
for that
day, so please make your plans now to eat
lunch with us while listening to
the candidates speak.

Dinners will included:
BBQ pork sandwich
Canned soda or bottled water

Sold separately:
BBQ pork sandwich...$3.00
Canned soda or bottled water... $1.00

Stop Elder Abuse

Every day, older adults are
abused, neglected and de-
nied their rights. Older
adults have the right to dig-
nity and respect; to not be
yelled at, hit or humiliated;
and to make their own deci-

No one has the right to
abuse our elders physically
or emotionally, to threaten
them, or to take their mon-
ey or property without con-
sent. Don't let this happen
to you.
Be empowered to prevent
becoming a victim of elder
abuse. Talk to your clergy,
doctor or someone you
trust and call the confiden-
tial Elder Abuse Hotline at
1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-
2873), if you or someone
you know is being abused.
Don't be afraid to ask for


COME!!! 10:00 AM until
2:00 PM on November 1,
2008 to the Dixie County
Cultural Center for the
first Quilt and Craft
Show, sponsored by the
Dixie County Historical
Society There is no en-
trance fee. All are wel-

Tickets for a lovely quilt,
made by Mrs. Joyce
Hamilton, are now on
sale by society members
and at the Dixie County
Cultural Center every
Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00
PM. Drawing will be held -
November 1st at the Quilt
and Craft Show. For
more information call
Evonne Valentine Cline
at 498-3128 or Sherry
Lovelace Ragsdale at 542-.


a* calo MWV

Thursday October 9, 2008


Legals, etc.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee
under Pooling and Servicing Agree-
ent Dated as of October 1, 2004
Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certifi-
cates Series 2004-MHQ1, Plaintiff
David A. Thomas; Unknown Parties
n Possession #1; Unknown Parties
n Possession #2; if living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
re not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties may
claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants, Defendant(s).


o: David A. Thomas; ADDRESS

Residence unknown, if living, in-
cluding any unknown spouse of the
said Defendants, if either has re-
married and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respec-
tive unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors,
ienors, and.trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under
or against the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned named De-
fendant(s) and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned un-
nown Defendants as may be in-
ants, incompetents or otherwise

Number: AGO 2002-70
Date: October 11, 2002
Subject: Publication of municipal legal

The Honorable C. Dianne Dubberly
Mayor, Town of LaCrosse
Post Office Drawer D
LaCrosse, Florida 32658

NANCES-application of newspaper to
be entered as periodical matter does not
satisfy statutory requirements for publi-
cation of legal notices, ss. .50.011,
50.031, and 166.041, Fla. Stat.

Dear Mayor Dubberly:

On behalf of the Town of LaCrosse, you
ask substantially the following question:

Does a newspaper's pending applica-
tion to be entered as periodical mater-
lal satisfy the requirements imposed
for the publication of legal notices by
a municipality?
In sum:

Publication of legal notices by a munidi-
pality must comply with the requirements
of sections 50.011 and 50.031, Florida
Statutes, which require, among other

not sul juns.

an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Dixie' County, Flori-
da, more particularly described as

12 EAST.

more commonly known as 263
Northeast Highway 351, Cross City,
FL 32628.

This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense if any,
Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 10004 N. Dale Mabry High-
way, Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618,
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 25th day of Septem-
ber, 2008.
Dana D. Johnson, Circuit and
County Courts
by Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.

things, that the newspaper must be en-
tered as periodical matter at the post of-
fice. A pending application to be entered
as periodical matter would not satisfy the
requirements of the statute.

Section 166.041(3)(a), Florida Statutes,
requires that, at least ten days prior to
adoption, a proposed ordinance be no-
ticed in a "newspaper of general circula-
tion in the municipality."[1] While the
term 'newspaper of general circulation in
the municipality" is not defined for pur-
poses of the statute, section 50.011,
Florida Statutes, provides that any statu-
torily prescribed legal notice, advertise-
ment or publication be published

"in a newspaper printed and published
periodically once a week or oftener, con-
taining at least 25 percent of its words in
the English language, entered or quali-
fied to be admitted and entered as peri-
odicals matter at a post office in the
county where published, for sale to the
public generally, available to the public
generally for the publication of officiat'or
other notices and customarily containing
information of a public character or of in-
terest or of value to the residents or
owners of property in the county where
published, or of interest or of value to
the general public."[2] (e.s.)

In addition, section 50.031, Florida

1 r I ..,


PO BOX 114
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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 follows

Certificate No: 679
JUNE 1, 2004

Description of Property:
760, OLD TOWN, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being
in the County of Dixie, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Dixie
County Courthouse on OCTO-
BER 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.

September 23, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 25-10-13-0000-4966-
1.00 ACRES 2510 13 BG NE
210 FT S 420 TO POB RN S 210
FT N 210 FT E 210 FT TO POB
ORB 103 P 576 ORB 121 P 467
BP-94-533-10X18 PORCH
Subject to the restrictions of

Statutes, requires, in part, that such
"at the time of such publication shall
have been in existence for 1 year and
.shall have been entered as periodicals.
matter at a post office in the county
where published, or in a newspaper.
which is a direct successor of a newspa-
per which together have been so pub-
lished; provided, however, that nothing
herein contained shall apply where in
any county there shall be no newspaper
in existence which shall have been pub-
lished for the length of time above pre-
scribed." (e.s.)

The exception provided in section
50.031, Florida Statutes, for counties in
which there has been no newspaper in
existence that has been published for
the requisite time, would not appear to
be applicable to Alachua County.

Thus, in sections 50.011 and 50.031,
Florida Statutes, the Legislature has pre-
scribed detailed minimum requirements
a newspaper must meet before it quali-
fies for publication of legal notices. This


PO BOX 609

The holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property and the
names in which it was assessed
are as follows

Certificate No: 201013
JUNE 1, 2002

Description of Property:
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being
in the County of Dixie, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Dixie
County Courthouse on OCTO-
BER 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
September 23, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbinr, Deputy
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 19-08-14-6888-0001-
LEG 19 8 14 LOT 83 EDS
236 P 574
Subject to the restrictions of

office has stated that strict compliance
with these minimum requirements fore-
closes the prospect of a successful due
process challenge to the notice provid-
ed.[3] One of those requirements is that
the newspaper must have been entered
as periodical matter at the post office.

This office has consistently main-
tained that the one-year requirement
applies to both the existence of a
newspaper within the scope of sec-
tion 50.031, Florida Statutes, and to
the length of time that such material
must have been circulated as periodi-
cal material.[4] This conclusion is sup-
ported by the statutory requirements for
the uniform affidavit used to establish
proof of publication. .
Pursuant to section 50.041, Florida
Statutes, publishers of newspapers are
required to provide affidavits to establish
proof of publication of public notices or
legal advertisements. The statutes re-
quire that these affidavits be uniform
throughout the state[5] and a form is
provided for such affidavits.[6] The text
of the form set forth in section 50.051,


PO BOX 609

The holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued'
thereon. The co 'ificate number
and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property and the
names in which it was assessed
are as follows

Certificate No:201035
JUNE 1,2002

Description of Property:



WARNING: Said property being
in the County of Dixie, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Dixie
County Courthouse on OCTO-
BER 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.

September 23, 2008

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

L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 19-08-14-6914-0000-
LEG 18 9.14 LOT 1 BULLS
DESC IN ORB 127 PG 632

Subject to the restrictions of

Florida Statutes, includes a section in
which the publisher must swear that the
newspaper "has been entered as peri-
odicals matter at the post office In
, In said County, Flori-
da, for a period of 1 year next preced-
Ing the first publication of the at-
tached copy of advertisement[.]"

In light of the above, I am of the opinion
that a newspaper's pending application
to be entered as periodical material
does not satisfy the requirements inm-
posed for the publication of legal notices
by a municipality pursuant to sections
50.011 and 50.031, Florida Statutes.

Robert A. Butterworth
Attorney General



Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
the following application for permit
was received on October 6; 2008:

Palmetto Ridge, John Sherrill, Gulf
Coast Supply Holdings, LLC, 4020
SW 449 Street, Horseshoe Beach,
FL 32648, has submitted an appli-
cation for an Environmental Re-
source Permit Number 07-0336, for
a total project for which permit is
sought is 218 acres with total area
of work in, on, or over wetlands or
other surface water of .13 acres.
The project is located in Township
11 South, Range 10 East, Section
25, and Township 11 South, Range
11, Sections 19 and 30 in Dixie

Interested persons may comment
upon the application or submit a
Written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District, Attn: Resource
Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live
Oak, Florida 32060. Such com-
ments or requests must be received
by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication.

No further public notice will be pro-
vided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report nust be re-
quested in order to remain advised
of further proceedings. Substantial-
ly affected persons are entitled to
request an administrative hearing,
pursuant to Title 28, Florida Admin-
istrative Code, regarding the pro-
posed agency action by submitting
a written request after reviewing the
staff report.


Pursuant to F.S. 101.5612


The automated tabulating
equipment will e tested publicly to ascer-
tain that the equipment will correctly
count votes for the General Election No-
vember 4, 2008 in Courtroom A of the
Dixie County Courthouse at 214 NE 351
HWY, Cross City, FLorida; October 10,
2008 at-2:00 PM.
[11 You refer to Ch. 125, Fla. Stat., in your letter. Chapter
125 relates to counties; the provisions addressing munic-
ipalities are contained in Ch. 166, Ra. Stat
[2] See, Op. Att'y Gen. Fla. 90-67 (1990), stating that a
newspaper which meets the requirements of ds: 5.011
and 50.031, Fla. Stat., may be utilized for the publication
of notices of proposed municipal ordinances as required
in s. 166.041(3)(a), Fla. Stat. "the equiements con-
tained in ss. 50.011 and 50.031, F.S., provide a base
upon which additional requirements have been added by
eStur .'.nr e. IE i.6rllltt ic? Fla. nda
Statutes."And see, Op.Atty Gen. Fla. 925 (1998).

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Thursday October 9, 2008


Obituaries and Faith


MRS. LENA MARY WILLIAMS of Old Town passed away
Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Cross City Rehab. She
was 85. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker who enjoyed
sewing and crafts. She was a member of the Steinhatchee
Revival Center.

She is survived by her husband, who she married June
27, 1993, Willis "Uncle Willie" Williams of Old Town;
daughters, JoAnn Coldwell of Tennessee, Bonnie Proctor
and Donna Spring, both of Michigan; stepsons, Willis O.
Williams, Jr. of Homosassa, FL, and John Samuel
Williams of Naples, FL; stepdaughters, Dorothy Irene
Kersey of LaBelle, FL, Bonnie Jean Beaucheyne of Ft.
Myers, FL and Donna Sue Payne of Lehigh Acres, FL; sis-
ters, Nettie Ronning of Michigan, Margie Stevenson of
Port St. Joe, FL and Jenny Knapp of Twin Lakes, Michi-
gan; and a host of grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at
11:00 AM at the Steinhatchee Revival Center with Rev.
Robert "Crickett", Watson and Rev. Herbie High officiat-
ing. Burial will follow at the Cross City Cemetery The
family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to
the service.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-

MRS. LOTTIE MAE OVERSTREET of Cross City went to
be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 7,
2008 after an extended illness. She was
84 years old. Lottie was a homemaker
and a retired Dixie County School
bus driver of 29 years. She was a
-' _,member of the Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church of Cross City, FL.

She is survived by 2 sons and 3
\ ., daughters: Mildred (Jerrell)
SEverett. Louis (Judy) Overstreet,
Jody (Buddy) Livingston, Linda
(Leonard) Knuckles and.Ricky Over-
street. She had 14 grandchildren and 28
great grandchildren.

Mrs. Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, War-
ren Overstreet and great grandson Christopher "Frog"

Funeral Services will be conducted graveside at Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Jena, FL on Thursday, October 9 at 11:00 am.

The family will be accepting visitation froni friends and
family at the Lottie Overstreet home. Funeral arrange-
ments are placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral


MRS. LILY MAE HOLMES of Cross City passed
away Friday, October 3, 2008 at her home. She was
90 years of age. Mrs. Holmes, a homemaker, was
born in Cross City on October 9, 1917. She qualified
and was licensed to operate a hotel and at one time
worked with the W. T. Grant Department Store. She
enjoyed quilting, crocheting and cooking and was a
member of Lydia Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons, George "B4ddy" Holmes
and Thomas "Punk" Holmes of Baldwin, FL; broth-,
er, Bryant Evans of Tallahassee, FL; sisters; Josie
Grisham of O'brien, FL, Virginia Downing of
Americus, GA and Dean Williams of Immocalee,
FL; niece, Gloria Gilbert; 7 grandchildren, 15 great
grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 8,
2008 at 3:00 pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. David Downing officiating. Burial
will follow at Mingo Cemetery. A visitation will be
held at the funeral home one hour prior to the ser-

Arrangements have been placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida

Please study the plan of

Hebrews 5:9, 11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12

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-
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10

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

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Alan Edward Potter was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on
February 21, 1957 to Norman and Evelyn Potter. He was
the youngest of 6
children. Alan
moved to Cross a -s_
City with his
family in the late

Alan attended
grammar school
in Dixie County
and continued
his education in a ,
the U.S. Army.
He enlistedwith'
three friends from Cross City, and the four shipped off to
Germany where Alan started his world travels. He was a
Tanker in the Armor Division in Erangen, Germany,
and soon met and married Susan Moran. Their first
child, Shannon Michelle Potter, was born in Nurnburg,
Germany in 1979. Alandra Jean Butler was born in
Gainesville, Florida in 1986. He is grandfather to Jaylyn
Aileen Butler, born September 1, 2008. He is also known
as "Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal" to many nieces and

SAlan provided a safe and loving environment for his
mother and father by moving them to Old Town, Florida,
where he lived and cared for them. He loved his mother,
Evelyn, dearly. She passed away in 2005.

Alan was a jack of all trades and provided many services
for his community. His last job was working as a para-
medic for Dixie and Levy Counties. Alan was passionate
about patient care and decided to return to Lake City
Community College to seek a Registered Nurse Degree.
He was unable to complete the degree due to a cata-
strophic accident he incurred while in the line of duty
in March of 1997.

He loved the outdoors and nature, and especially enjoyed
the Suwannee River and local springs for swimming and
relaxing. He loved to listen and play music giving it a
try on the drums and guitar. He had many good times
bowling at the Chiefland Bowling Alley with friends. He
loved adventure like white water rafting in the Caroli-
nas, and repelling off cliffs in Germany. We thank God
for divine intervention -- He has set him free. He passed
away naturally and peacefully in Hospice Haven of
Chiefland with his loved ones at side on Friday, October
3, 2008.

He is survived by sisters JoAnn Smith, Lynn Niolet,
*Judy Osman and Patsy Peterson, daughters Shannon
Potter and Alandra Potter-Butler, and granddaughter
Jaylyn Aileen Butler, and one brother Daniel Potter, who
became a guardian to Alan.

A memorial service willbe held for friends and family at
First Baptist Church in Cross City on Wednesday Octo-
ber 8, at lpm. Donations can be made in Alan Potter's
name to Haven Hospice of Chiefland, Florida, or the
Emergency Medical Services Program of Dixie County.


MRS. MARY JANE SPRAGUE of Old Town passed away
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at her home. She was 83. Mrs.
Sprague, who was the last of 9 children, was born in Day-
ton, Ohio on October 12,2008. She moved to Old Town
from Hobe Sound, FL in 2006. She was a Methodist and a

She is survived by her husband, of 28 years, Virgil L.
Sprague of Old Town, daughters, Judy Doyle of Anniston,
AL, Nancy Heath of Kissimmee, FL, Debbie Johnson of
Horseshoe, NC, LaDonna Stille of Old Town, FL; 4 grand-
children and 9 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday October 11, 2008
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home ChapeL

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donation
be made to Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-



Wallace Dale Rogers, 76,
formally of Hemingway
South Carolina, passed
away Sunday September
28, 2008 at his home in Old
Town, Florida.,
In his memory a celebra-
tion of his life
will be held at
2:00pm on
Oct 4, 2008
at his home
in Old
Town, Flori-
He was born in
Loris, South Car-
olina on May 27, 1932.
Mr. Rogers was a veteran
of the United States Navy
He was a retired police of-
ficer from Georgetown,
South Carolina. After
moving to Florida, he re-
tired from Mclean Sun
East Trucking Company
Surviving are his wife,
Shirley Jean Hosenfeld
Rogers, Children: Michael
(Susie) Rogers of Califor-
nia, Virginia Rogers
(Chris) Reel of California,
Laurel Rogers Howard of
Pennsylvania, Dale Rogers
of South Carolina and
Shannon Rogers of South ,
Carolina, step children,
Tim (Wendy) Hosenfeld of
Hemingway, SC, Mike (Tri-
na) Hosenfeld of Stafford,
VA, Darneen (Mike)
Gorham of Plant City,
Florida, and Fred (Denise)
Hosenfeld of Goose Creek,
South Carolina. A brother
John Rogers of California,
a sister Ann (Harold) Helm
of St. Charles, Illinois. He
has seventeen grandchil-.
dren and two great grand-
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to Haven
Hospice of Chiefland,

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P
Wed GAs & RA's 6P Youth 7P-
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown
(352) 498-5107

. New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer For Your Ufe
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 ForAVist StayForAUft&mt."
Sunday yWohp -10:30A
Wednoday Evfnb Smerv i- 7P
lOd Chmh-Ags 3-5 & 8-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023

First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church Central Baptist Church
'Welcome To God's House-Won't You ComenOn In" US 19 Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open Sam -11am, Mon- Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him Invites You To Worship With Usf
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A "Acturch rwhe i evertbdi b somebody and Christi Lord"
Knock & the door wil open, aeek & you ill nd, ask & you will be Church School 11A Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
given life etemally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship P Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor- Rev. Carl Ralnear Pastor- David P. Downing
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 (352) 498-0714

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Stelnhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St (McArthur St.)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bile Study 1000A
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship -11A Sunday Morning Worship 1:A Mornng Worship 11:0A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P WednesdayEveng BibleStudy-700 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P *Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-222

First Bapst 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 Spirt "Prociaiming The Full Gospel ForAII People"
Bble Study 10AWorship 11A Bible Study 9:45A Worship Service 11A h veh ni or n Worship 100A
Sunday Evening Worship 6P Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministry
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting- 7P, Boy's Brigade & Glr'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 eet Cross City Cross City 100 Paity
Open Hearts, OpenMindsOen Doors's City in the Heart of Dide Co., with Dbde Co. at Hearti
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You.- Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School- 10A Morning Worship -11A
olSabbath School 9:30A Momilng Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday School :45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday PrayerMeeting 6:30P S'unday Evening-7.00 pm
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 730P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schhorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352)498-0736

-Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Chulch
1 1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR55A(BetweenCros City& Old Town)
Sunday School 10:15 "The.Church WithAn Open Door
3 Church 11:00 Swunday School- 94A Morning Worship 11A '
Evening Worship 7P
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Wee le n dy-Wednesday- TP
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Re. Jcke Petro Pasto
S352-498-4004 or 498-7896 352Rev. J P or

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 TwoRd. Cross City
'A Church You Can Call Home" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Moing Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A Sunda Mo 30 ndaEven P Sunday School 0A- Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 1A Evening Worship 7P Momlng Sunday Sunday Evening 6P Sunday Children'a Church 11A
Mom ednesdPrayer Meetning hipP Tuesday, Interssory Prayer 7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evenig 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Frlends.,RAs, GAs Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbln Rev. Marvn & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
ScIcraibBaltist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
7391 NE 349 Hwy-Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power In the Word
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays -11:30 amof Red
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions- Sundays 10:45- 11:15am 2 miles NE of Red Light n Old T Hwy 349
CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm Sunday Services at 11:00 am
unday Scoo:4 AM rc 11: a At SL John the Evangelist in Chiend Sunday Evening Servces at 6:30 pm
Sunday night 8t.i P Dladpleshlp Training 7:00 pm c. Grades Pr-K thr High School
Wednesday night i:30-8:o0-AWANA Grade hu School
Wednesday Night 7.00 PM Bible study Rosary EveryTuesday -3:00 pm Pastor Wayne Liles
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723 (352) 498-7167

passed away Monday, October 6, 2008 at
her home after a long illness. She was
71. Born in Cross City on October 10,
1936, Mrs. Hicks was a lifetime resi-
dent of Dixie County. She worked for
the Dixie County Board of County
Commissioner for 27 years, retiring in
March 2003. She love playing and work-
ing with computers, going fishing and
working in her yard and gardens although
her favorite pastime was her grandchildren. She was a
member of Lydia Baptist Church where she formerly
served as secretary, treasurer and pianist.

She is survived by sons Durrell (Janet) Hicks of Trenton *
and Dale (Jane) Hicks of Vidalia, GA; daughter Carla
(Nova) Kidd of Cross City; brothers, Buster Valentine and
Benny Valentine, both of Cross City; sisters, Inez Swaf-
ford of Cross City, Audry Bush of Cross City and Joyce
Powell of Vidalia, GA; uncle, Sam Futch of Cross City
and grandchildren, Josh, Delta, Codey, Caleb, Deyin, Ash-
ley, Brandon and Jared.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2008
at 11:00 AM at Lydia Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne
Allbn officiating. Burial will follow at Cross City Ceme-
tery A visitation will be held Tuesday evening, October 7,
2008, between the hours of 6 and 8 PM at the Rick Good-
Sing Funeral Home.

-Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-



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Six Point Bow Kill

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Debbie Bryan was all smiles when she brought down
this six point buck with her bow. Thanks to the Good
Lord and her son Nathaniel's great tracking skills she
.recovered a great deer from the Shired Island Hunt-
ing Club.

A Walk
in the

October 2008
by Art Wyckoff

Brilliant red and orange
colors are being painted
in the woods daily
Acorns of all kinds are
dotting the forest floor.
Fall is definitely in the

Now what about YOUR
garden? Take a leisurely
stroll, look at the colors
you do have showing off,
then think about making
any additions that might
give your yard even a lit-
tle more zip. Budget into
your schedule to clean
out those annuals that

ran their course. Trim
(dead head) the spent ros-
es and crepe myrtles be-
fore the first frost. Prune
those gangly shrub and
perennial branches that
look like albatross wings.
As far as fertilizing goes
in October; "forget about
it!" Just make sure the
lids are on tightly and the
bags sealed good enough
to keep them fresh for
next spring's feeding.
So what can you plant
this month?

You should have already
gotten your veggies start-
ed; mustards, beets, cab-
bage, carrots, kale, to
name a few. October and
November is prime time
to plant and transplant
deciduous trees.(decidu-
ous are the ones that lose
their leaves once a year.
They FALL; get it?)
When you transplant,

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start by digging a hole
about twice the size of
the root ball. Add good
compost or lose soil, then
water lightly. Transplant
the new addition into the
ground at the same level
of the top of the soil in
the pot it was growing in.

Planting too deep will
create trunk problems;
too shallow, may cause
the roots to dry out lead-
ing to wilting and death.
Do not add fertilizer dur-
ing fall transplants; just
the good soil and water.
This is a great time to
shop around at nurseries
for bargains as they are
in the process of trans-
planting their trees.

If you are in the market
to add some FALL colors,
.look into 'annuals such as
snapdragons, dianthus,
petunias, arind mums.

Mexican petunias, fire-
bush, knock-out roses and
golden dew drop are some
good shrub stand-bys.
Cassia trees and their
bright yellow blooms are
sure to have the neigh-
bors talking. You see,
there is no reason for you
to be down and out for
the FALL.

Take a break from the po-
litical mud slinging, cable
commercials, and other
stressful issues in your
life. Take a walk in YOUR
garden and think about
all of the things we have
to be thankful for living
in our country

Enjoy an awesome AU-
TUMN! Pleasant planti-
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married for 16 years. We were both raised here, and we're raising our two
'children, Rob and Jessie, here as well. I'm proud to be part of this county,
M and I want to be part of a positive future for it.

My certification as an appraiser is current, my qualifications are strong, and
'I am prepared to assume the job of Property Appraiser immediately, if
elected. My 10 years of on the job experience in the appraiser's office has
. prepared me for hte difficult financial times ahead in our government. I will
, face these upcoming challenges with a combined approach of teamwork and
sound, conservative final practices.

The ability to stand up to Tallahassee bureaucrats who would influence a
'* less-experienced person to raise your taxes is just one of the advantages of
electing an experienced appraiser. I have the experience and relationships
in place with the Property Appraiser's Association to enable me to be a
Strong advocate for our county.
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Smarried for 16 years. We498-7709 withere both raised here, and/or comments. Let mytwo

elected. My 10 years of on the job expeencen the appraiser's office has

,strong advocate for our county.
SPlease call 498-7709 with your questions d/or comments. Let my
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Special Guest Minister: Dr.J. Martin Taylor, Florida Administradtie Bishop

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As your Clerk of Court, I will CONTINUE to
*Keep a knowledgeable and courteous stiff that is
cross trained stalTin order to better serne you,
*Maintain a user friendly\ website that is up to date
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with the latest information,
"Hale an open door policy, and
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As your Clerk of Court, I \v ill CONTIN uE to
*Keep a knowledgeable and courteous staff that is
cross trained stalf mn order to better ser' e you.
*Mlaitain a user friendly t ebsite that is up to date
with the latest information.
'Hate an open door policy, and
*Pro ide a private area \ here business ma' be handled

Please contact me at (352) 498-7677 or danalifrclerkct'
for any questions or concerns you may have.
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