Dixie County advocate
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Title: Dixie County advocate
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Language: English
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous.
Place of Publication: Cross City, Fla
Creation Date: December 11, 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
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in the Park

This Saturday
1:00 am to 2:00 pm
Christmas Parade
unty Advocate

County Attorney,
Joseph T. Lander,
(Joey) turned himself
in on December 3rd,
2008 to Federal Agents
in Gainesville, Florida.

The Indictment alleges

8 counts of mail fraud.
Joey was retained in
the Alachua County
Jail with a bond hear-
ing scheduled for De-
cember 8th 2008.
The bond hearing was

completed on Decem-
ber 8th. The Judge set
the bond at $150,000.00
to be secured by a
Property Bond. Pend-
ing completion of pa-
per work associated
with this type bond,.
Joey will remain incar-

Is Only Four Headed Swamp Cabbage! Thursday, December 11 ,2008
www. dcadvocate.net Vol. 86. No. 50 16 pages- 1 Section

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3...Law Enforcement
5.................. Hoops
6................. Local
7................... Local
8................... School
9...............Stuff to Do
10.................... Local
12 ..............Local
14.. Obits& faith
16..........In Closing

For the most part, the three
rookie County Commission-
ers, Gene Higginbotham,
Ronnie Edmonds and Mark
Hatch held their own at
their first meeting on
Thursday morning. They
had to inform Robert Robin-
son that they couldn't help
him with road access to his
property on SE 162nd Ave.
Chairman Hunt told him,
"It's been a policy of the
Board that we maintain the
roads, but we don't build
the streets. The people who
subdivided the property
should have built roads. We
don't have the time or the
money to do it with." Ms.
Melba Delaney and Susan
Urgle appeared to ask for a
waiver of the County's
$3,500 impact fee for Ray
Aiken to move a new manu-
factured home onto his
mother's property. They
were informed that unfortu-
nately, the County is limited
to waiving the impact fee for
schools and churches only.

New committee appoint-
ments were "volunteered"
for by commissioners, and
Steve Minnis with the
Suwannee River Water Man

CAUGHT FAKING IT After the meeting, Commissioner Troy Johnson
demonstrated what may be the coolest "faux" tie ever. The tie is
pre-tied, and an elastic loop goes over the head like a necklace,
which is tightened to fit with the elastic that runs on the underside
of the tie. Definitely a fashion "must" for the new Commissioner.

agement District appeared
to update the County on the
establishment of the "Na-
ture Coast Regional Water
District," a proposed Gov-
ernment Utility that would
provide water to partici-
pants like Old Town, Fan-
ning Springs, and other

neighboring communities.
Clean water access has be-
come an issue recently with
the rash of wells in the Old
Town/US 19 area that have.
tested positively for arsenic
levels over acceptable limits.


Bears Declaw Panthers in 71-59 Victory
Story & Photos
by Angel Lee
nFriday night, the
SBear Fans came out,
grabbed their seats and
pom poms, and prepared to
cheer on the Varsity boys bas-
ketball team as they hosted
the Newberry Panthers.

The Panthers got the scoring
underway, and went up 11-5
with 4 minutes to go in the 1st
quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the
spark was lit for the Bears as
they fought hard, and worked
as a team, to erase'the deficit,
and take a 30-27 lead into half
time. The Bears never looked
back, as they added on to their
lead in the 3rd and 4th quar-
ter, and took home the victory,
defeating the Panthers 71-59.

The Bears Scoring was led by
Senior, Neno Aiken who had
19 points.

See BEARS, pg. 5

Valentine Honored

County Commissioner James T. Valen-
tine was honored Monday night at the
Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administra-
tion Board meeting.

Pictured above are Commissioner
Valentine, Ronnie L. Moore, Madison
County Commissioner, and J. N. Tuten,
Jefferson County Commissioner. Com-
missioner Valentine has served on the
Board since 1992 and was one of the
Board members when the Regional
Landfill opened in 1992.

All three men were honored with an
inscribed clock thanking them for
their dedicated service to the Regional
Landill in Greenville.

New Commissioners

Tackle Old Issues

Impact Fees, Suwannee Water Board & Construction on Agenda

EMS works on a 16 year old motorcyclist who rear-ended a
car that was stopping for a school bus on US 19 on Tuesday
afternoon near Davis' Body Shop. The boy was "stable" &
airlifted to Shands. Schoolbus passengers were unharmed.

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Honorable Joyce H. Davis, Tax Collector
On Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 the family and staff of the Tax
Collector's Office will celebrate the retirement of the
Honorable Joyce H. Davis
from 2:30 to 5:00 in the Dixie County Courtroom.
,9ghw/ate ajifi/enm ae ~~mwi&edto attend.

Indoor Pot



186 Plants Confiscated
Old Town,
Florida- An
Old Town man -
was arrested
last night for '
what investi- --
gators have -
said was an
indoor mari-J'
juana grow op-
Deputies with
the Dixie
County Sher-
iff's Office re-
ceived infor-
mation of a '*
possible in-
door marijua- .."'
na grow oper-
ation, while
they were in-
vestigating a

Deputies and
went to 3504
NE 272 Avenue
in Old Town
and spoke.
with the occu-
pant of the residences, iden- been released on a $50,000
tified as Anthony Jay Bar- Bond
rentine, age 46 of Old Town.
Barrentine gave permission Sheriff Hatcher stated, "The
to search his property. A Sheriff's Office will contin-
search of the property re- ue to investigate the sale,
vealed what use and delivery of illegal
deputies substances
are classify- and nar-
ing as an es- cotics." This
tablished . year the Dix-
indoor '. ie County
grow. A to- : _. Sheriff's Of-
tal of 186 a i fice has
marijuana found three
plants in , indoor grow
various operations4n
growth Dixie County.
stages were
found. If you have
any informa-
Barrentine tion concern-
was arrest- Anthony Barrentine ing possible
ed and charged locations that
with Manufacturing Mari- are being used
juana, Possession of more to manufacture illegal
than 20 Grams of Cannabis, drugs, you are asked to con-
Possession-of Marijuana tact the Dixie County Sher-
with Intent to Sell and Pos- iff's Office - Narcotics Unit
session of Drug Parapher- at 498-1230.
nalia. Barrentine has since'

Motorcycle rear-ends

car on US 19

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Every Week without Fail, Since July 1, 1921

�2008 Dixie County Advocate


Mr. Prater Update: He was briefly removed to the rehab, but
quickly returned to the hosptial after it was discovered that
it has blod clots in his lungs. They're starting to remove the
IV's and he says he's feeling better and expects to go back to
the rehab in a few days. Get better soon, Mr. Prater!

January 16 Summit to Focus on

"Funding Justice: The Campaign

for Florida's Courts"

Florida Bar and business and judicial leaders will take part
in a summit on state court funding to be held at the Hyatt
Regency in Miami on Friday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The summit's goal is to underscore the point that state bud-
geting must uphold the promise made to Floridians in their
Constitution that their courts "be open to every person for
redress of any injury" and that they administer justice
"without sale, denial or delay"

The basic right of Floridians to seek justice in their courts
is the foundation of our society But that right is jeopar-
dized when courts do not receive budgets sufficient to han-
dle the jobs constitutionally entrusted to them. After two
years of budget cuts that have stripped 10 percent of the
courts' budget, the effects are rippling out across the state.

Without court orders, some parents refuse to pay child sup-
port and getting hearings to enforce payments can take
Families struggle to get hearing dates to probate their par-
ents' estates.
Increased court filing fees have turned court officers into
collection agencies, seeking payments from those least able
to pay

"Justice is not another government service," writes Naples
attorney Douglas Linn Wilson about the current state of
Florida's courts in a posting on The Florida Bar Web site.
"Like the election process, it is one of the cornerstones of
our liberty If it is undermined, the liberty and the rights of
everyone are undermined."

Florida's economy has not been spared the housing market
decline, credit crisis and job losses that have gripped the
country State revenues are falling and over the past two
years, court budgets have been cut by $44 million and 280
positions. The result: Overflowing dockets leave remaining
staff struggling to handle cases. Because of the recession,
additional cuts that could qripplb the courts are anticipat-
ed. Yet justice is not a commodity to be meted out only in
boom times. A way to pay for the courts, which are flooded
with cases during economic hard times, must be found.

The Florida Bar supports the courts' goal of securing im-
mediately and permanently. the dollars required for the
courts to do their work. The summit -- "Funding Justice:
The Campaign for Florida's Courts" - will examine the bud-
get needs of the courts and what happens when they strug-
gle with fewer workers and expanding dockets. The summit
will include:

A State of the Courts presentation by Florida Supreme
Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince.
A report by Dr. Tony Villamil of the Washington Economics
Group about what happens to the state's economy when
courts are not given the resources to do their jobs.
Panel discussions with legal and business leaders examin-
ing what happens to businesses and families when courts
are under-funded.

The summit, which is being held in conjunction with The
Florida Bar's Midyear Meeting, is sponsored by The Florida
Bar and the Young Lawyers Division. For those unable to
attend, the Young Lawyers Division will provide a live Web-
cast. Information about how to watch will be posted on The
Florida Bar home page, www.floridabar.org.

by Kathy McKinney

WARNING: This one is about knitting. All of you who are
bored to tears by needlework, or who feel that your mas-
culinity would be threatened to be caught reading
this...quick! Flip over to the jail log or the pictures of
hunters with dead deer before someone sees you.

There. Are they all gone now? It's just us? Oh, good.
They're missing out, you know. Sometimes, knitting (or cro-
chet, or sewing, or woodwork or baseball) isn't just about
knitting. Sometimes the things that we choose to do with
our precious leisure time teach us more about real life than
we ever thought possible. Those of you who read my "Turn-
ing the Heel" column know that I was wrestling with sock
knitting. I'm so over that. It's easy now. I can knit socks in
my sleep, almost. (Or at county commisison meetings, which
is pretty, close to the same thing.) In short, I
can do it mindlessly So, I was looking for an-
other, challenge. I saw a Swallowtail shawl on
Ravelry.com (it's like Myspace for people who Take your
ike to play with yarn)...and I was in love.
Lace: very well, then. I can knit lace. How and work
hard can it be? It's, mostly holes, anyway it will

OK, you people who make cast nets are proba- -
bly already laughing at my stupidity It's not Life i lk
easy It's hard, and it takes a supreme focus Llfe i ik
and concentration. So much so, that to try to
make lace with kids in the house is courting
disaster. So, since the ex has the kids on Sun- patiently
day, I've begun thinking of Sunday as "Shawl will come
Sunday." The rest of the week, it's just socks,
socks socks. But on Sunday..ahhh...I can get
out the Handmaiden Sea Silk and make beau-
tiful holes. Well, I can try, anyway It's
been....a process. I've learned some important -
lessons so far.

The quicker you realize that you've made a mistake and fix it, the bet-
ter off you are. I realized, at the beginning, that the Swallow-
tail Shawl was probably too complex for a beginning lace
knitter. I looked around and found the Blue Jeans Shawl,
which was supposed to be much easier. I cast on and started
stitching away Things were going well. It looked.great, in
the blue-green Malabrigo merino wool that is hand-made by
a cooperative of women in Uraguay And then, about on the
third pattern repeat, I realized: I've got an extra stitch. Hm.
Well, it's only one stitch. I'll knit two together on the next
row, it'll be fine. Knit on! I felt like I was doing so well. So I
bravely carried on. Hm. The next row was slightly off,
probably because of that extra stitch. The center rib, that
runs down the center was off. I tried to fix it. It. looked OK,
and I kept going, but with a sort of sinking feeling that told
me that this was not going to end well. It took about four
more hours for me to realize that the ONE stitch had thrown
the whole pattern off. There was nothing else to, do but to
"frog" it. (In knitter talk, we "frog" bad projects: we "rip it"
"rip it" "rip it"...get it?) So, I rewound all of the yarn and
had to start again. And then again. And then, again. My
determination to soldier on, to get more done, was costing '
me hours and hours of wasted time. If I had just stopped,
and ripped back when I first found the little mistake, I could

'Twas the night before Christmas and San-
ta's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically cor-
His workers no longer would answer to
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished, without much
Released to the wilds by the Humane Soci-
And equal employment had made it quite
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.

So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know
that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his
The ruts were termed dangerous by the
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-

Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his
workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unen-

And to show you the strangeness of life's
ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of
his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the na-
Demanding millions in over-due compensa-

So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his
Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in
a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.
And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a no-

have avoided all .of the big,
major mistakes that caused
me to have to start all over
again. Lesson learned.

Always have a plan B for backup.
Knitters of lace use "life-
lines"-- thread that you run
through your piece every so
often so that if the dreaded
mistake happens, you only
have to rip back to the life-
line. This is a brilliant idea. The Swallowtail Shawl
If you're smart enough to use
one. I figured why bother? It's an extra five minutes of
work and I'm going to catch my mistakes. I won't need one.
Wrong!! This stupidity cost me two or three more hours,
and yet another frogging session.

needle, my child,

k at your pattern;
come out a rose
by and by.
e that-one stitch
at a time taken
y and the pattern
out all right like
the embroidery.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't be afraid to try something Just because
It's hard. After a few (OK, like a dozen)
failed attempts at the Blue Jean Shawl, I
got really, really annoyed and said to
heck with it, I'm going to try the super-
complex Swallowtail Shawl. If I'm going
to spend my weekend ripping, at least I
can be ripping something gorgeous. So I
tried it. And you know what? It wasn't
that hard! It was no harder than the
"easy" lace that I had been trying...it just
took a little more concentration. I can do

Ain't no shame In my game: Don't be afraid to
admit failure and to start over from the be-
gininng. After a day or so of working on
the Swallowtail Shawl, I realized that iti

was looking a little bit more like something had already
swallowed it, rather than a cute little birdy butt. Something
had to be done. I had put so much time into it, I didn't want
to frog it. But then again, starting over would make the dif-
ference between having a family heirloom that woud outlive
me, and something that gets thrown into the back of the
closet, never to emerge again during my lifetime. (Or, until I
clean my closet out, which is pretty much the same thing.) I
sighed sadly, grabbed another cup of coffee, and frogged yet
once again.

When it really works, stick with t. So, I went back to Ravelry
and found the Kiri Shawl. And we clicked...and the little
birdies are singing and the deer and squirrels are dancing'
around me while I sit in my chair and knit lace and sing
Disney songs in Julie Andrews' voice. OK, I made that part
up. But something about this one is just right. Or maybe,
all of my previous efforts, both with "easy" and "hard" pat-
terns prepared me to just be ready for this one. I needed to
fail so many times so that I would be ready to do this one
just right. It flows off of my circular Addi needles in beau-
tiful blue-green waves of lace. And it will be awesome...so I
need to finish this writing up and get back to knitting. Sun-
day only lasts a little while! So I hope you don't mind, my
needles are calling me....

That making a choice could, cause so much
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing
for her.

Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.

Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.

For they raised the hackle's of those psycho-
Who claimed the only good gift was one eco-

No baseball, no football...someone could get,
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain

So Santa just stood there, disheveled, per-
He just could not figure out what to do next.

He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
you've got to be careful with that word to-
His sack was quite empty, limp to the
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he
Give to all without angering the left or the .
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;

Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere...even you.
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace
on earth."


CROSS CITY-A member of
Congressman Allen Boyd's
(D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Cross City on
the second Thursday of
every month so the people
of Dixie County have the
opportunity to discuss is-
sues pf concern.

Congressman Boyd's asaff
is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of
issues relating to various
federal agencies. It is im-
portant to Congressman
Boyd that his staff is avail-
able for those who are not
able to travel to either his
Panama City or Tallahas-
see office.

. Office Hours with Con-
gressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, December 11,
10:00am - 12:00pm
County Commission Board
In the Courthouse
Cross City


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Lessons in Lace

Christmas is a time
when kids tell Santa
what they want and
adults pay for it.
Deficits are when
adults tell the
government what
they want and their
kids pay for it.
~Richard Lamm



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Thursday December 11, 2008

Law Enforcement

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Carter, Charlton Lando, 33, J. Chewning, VOP-
Worthless Check
Story, Sherry Lynn, 32, J. Chewning, VOP- Grand
Cunningham, John Mark, 28, 54-26, VOP
Sears, Garrick Bradley, 18, Sullivan Armed Bur-
ar Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property
Brock, Russell Ray, 20, SIullivan, Armed Burglary,
Grand Theft
Brock, Russell Ray, 20, 54-27, Resisting an Officer
w/Violence, Burglary of Structure, Possession of
Marijuana 20g, Burglary, Theft
JUVENILE, 17, C, Hart, Resisting an Officer w/Vio-
lence, Burglary of Structure, Obstruction of Justice,
Dealing in Stolen Property 2cts
Batmon Susan M, 43, 54-20, Sexual Battery
Olesky, Roberta Carolyn, 56, J. Chewning,' VOP-
Stroup, Randall Ross, 47, Chewning, VOP- Disor-
derly Intoxication, Resisting w/o Violence
Estes, Lydia Marie, 23, J. Herring, Disorderly In-
Wright, Stenven Edgar, 32, Watson, VOP- Obain
Property in return for
Hagan, Nancy Lee, 45, GCSO Hold for GCSO
Butler, Donald, Burton, 37, Chewning, VOP- Crim-
inal Mischief, VOP- Battery
Bickland, Sherry Ann, GCSO, Hold for GCSO
Sleeper, Holly S 44, Sgt. Hart, Suspended or Re-
voked License - Hiabitual Offender
Williams, Hank, 18, Valentine 54-13, Tresspass after
Barrentine, Anthony Jay, 46, Sgt. King, Manufac-
turing Marijuana, Poss over 20 grams Marijuana,
Poss Marijuana with intent to sell, Poss of drug
para : . . . .. ,
JUVENILE,, 17, Valentine, Poss Marijuana
Rolling, Edward Steve, 44, Mathis, DUI, Refusal to
submit fBAL
Pridgeon Cody Eugene, 23, GCSO Hold for GCSO
Lore, Walter Patrick, 46, Sutton, FTA- DWLSR.
Cifuentes, Kevin, 23, 54-26, No Driver License
Rocco, Ruby Marie, 20, Mallory, No Drivers Li-

NOTE: It is the policy of The Dixe County Advocate to remove from our
jail log the name of any person or persons at the request of -
their immediate family.

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Russell Brock
Old Town, Florida- Three individu-
als were arrested on Tuesday, De-
cember 2, 2008 on numerous felony
charges stemming from an on-going
investigation into numerous resi-
dential burglaries. Over the past
month the Sheriff Office has re-
ceived five complaints about resi-
dential burglaries in the Watson
Homestead Subdivision north of
Cross City on County Road 351.
The Sheriff's Office immediately
began to investigate the burglaries
and developed numerous leads in
the case.

On Sunday, November 30, 2008,
Deputies and Investigators were
able to recover over five thousand
dollars worth of stolen items from a
location that Russell Brock had
been residing. During the investi-

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Three Arrested
gation over the next few days it was
learned that Brock had been accom-
panied by Garrick Sears in per-
forming some the residential bur-

Investigators attempted to locate
Brock and Garrick Sears, but were
unable to find the suspects. Gar-
rick Sears turned himself into In-
vestigators at the Dixie County Jail
on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 and
cooperated with the Investigation.
When Garrick Sears arrived at the
Jail, he returned items that had
been stolen from one of the residen-
tial burglaries.

A location on Brock was deter-
mined and the Sheriff's Office with.
the assistance of the Department of
Corrections, Canine Unit was able
to find a possible location. During
the search for Brock, two males fled
out of the back door of yet another
burglary After a foot pursuit for
approximately one mile, Brock and
Cory Sears were located hiding in a
palmetto patch. When the two sus-
pects were confronted by officers,
they physically resisted arrest. A
loaded semi-automation handgun
that had been stolen in the burglary
was found a short distance from
where the pursuit ended.

Arrested was Russell Brock, age 20
of Cross City, Garrick Sears, age 18
of Cross City and.
)n Month Cory Sears, age 17
of Old Town.
/1A 4A / Brock was

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Garrick Sears
charged with Armed Burglary, two
counts of Burglary, three counts of
Grand Theft, Resisting an Officer
with Violence and Possession of
less than 20 Grams of Cannabis. He
is currently being held in the Dixie
County Jail on a $175,000 Bond.

Garrick Sears was charged with
Armed Burglary, Grand Theft and
Dealing in Stolen Property He is
currently being held in the Dixie
County Jail on a $175,000 Bond.

Cory Sears was charged with Bur-
glary of a Structure, Resisting an
Officer with Violence, Dealing in
Stolen Property and Obstruction of
Justice. He was released to the cus-
tody of the Department of Juvenile

The Sheriff's Office is continuing
the investigation and has been re-
covering stolen property that had
been sold by the suspects.



The bi-monthly C.O.P. meeting at the County Jail
will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th. We
welcome visitors and new member applicants.
The following is a report of C.O.P activity for the
past two months.
1. Area Patrols....................640 man-hours = 3960 miles
2. Vehicle Crashes.............30 man-hours = 180 miles
3. Special Detail.............. 60 man-hours = 1105 miles
4. Highway Obstruction,.....18 man-hours = 124 miles
5. Toys for Tots.....................9 man-hours = 80 miles
6. Roadway Debris Removal.......................9 Incidents
7. Assisted Citizen.........................................9 Incidents

Lt. Everett E. Hicks..............542-9197


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The Ladies of Shamrock Lodge invite you to a Christmas Dance at 7:00 P.M. on De-
cember 12, 2008. The dance will be held at the Suwannee River Shrine Club on US
26 in Fanning Springs, Music will be performed by The Saltwater Cowboys.
Tickets are $10.00 each, and will be available at the door.
For more information call (352) 498-2560

In our December 7th issue the telephone number for Angel Food
Ministries was incorrect. The correct telephone number is
(352) 498-2433. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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when flowers bloom in spring.
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when summer time begins.
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when the eaves offal turn
You'CCll aways be remembered
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for allthe memories we shared,
that Cive within our hearts.

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Dwayne Zeller had a
good evening hunt on
Ramsey Bend Hunt-
ing Club. He got
this 130 lb buck on
December 1st.

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This large holiday gift
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Ruby Red Grapefruit,
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City Council can't help the Marines

City Attorney Greg Beauchamp had the sad
job Monday night of explaining to Marine
Commander Lowens that it seemed unlikely
that the City would be able to amend its
LDR in order to help the Marines to get a
special exception exempting them from
paving several parking spaces. The Marines
are attempting to construct a headquarters
building for meet-
ings behind the
old County Jail
property in Cross
City, right on the
city limits line.,
The Seventh Day
Adventist Church
generously donat- 5 3
ed the building to
the Marines when | -
they built their
new church.

The county owns iMgin -
the jail property; Police Chief Wesley Jones speak
and the Regional and Council Vice
Planning Council de-
mands paving for parking spaces. In addi-
tion, the $20,000 that the paving would cost
is not in the Marines' budget. So, despite
everyone's best intentions of helping, bu-
reaucratic red tape and lack of money are
halting the worthy project.

George Paige, of Old Castle (formerly
Knight's Sawmill) appeared to request the
Council's support in obtaining city water for
the business on the south Horseshoe Road.
The Department of Environmental Protec-
tion is demanding that the plant acquire a
safer water source, and the city and county
agreed to an interlocal agreement with the
intent of running water lines and fire hy-
drants to the facility in order to preserve the
vital jobs the company provides to local resi-
dents. The new hydrants will benefit resi-
dents along 351 near Ruth Rains Middle
School as well.

Some debate was made over the advisibility
of the City joining the new Govermental
Utility Authority, a water association that
plans to provide water to unincorporated ar-
eas of Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton,
Bell, and Cross City. Residents in those ar-
eas, in the areas served by the GUA would

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ks with retiring Councilman Herbert Hurst

be forced to
hook up to the
GUA water
supply and to
pay fees for the
water use.

Chiefland has
opted out of
the GUA, and
it is unclear at
this point what
part Levy
County in-
tends to play.
Plans for the

'resident, Kay Harden GUA are being
rushed through
because the GUA wants to take advantage of
the "government stimulus plan" that is ex-
pected provide $20 million of taxpayer's
money to the GUA to develop a water distri-
bution infrastructure.

While some residents in Old Town, particu-
larly those whose wells have recently tested
positive for arsenic, might look to the GUA
as a good idea, it seems unlikely that the
more independent residents of the First Dis-
trict area would be happy about paying
monthly water fees to a GUA based in anoth-
er county Public hearings will be held at
some point in the future to allow public in-
put into the decision.

The Council decided to cancel the next meet-
ing on December 22nd and adjourned.

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changes to Part D for 2009 and have your questions an-
swered. You can fill out a worksheet for our SHINE volun-
teers to assist you in finding a Part D Drug Plan that will
work best with your drugs at the least cost available. Bring
your Medicare
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your Plan Summary you receive monthly This individual
counseling is done on a free, unbiased, and confidential ba-
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for a SHINE volunteer to assist you overthe phone. Come
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Wednesday, December 17th
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The repaying underway on Shired Island Road
was discussed. Mr. Bailey, of Bailey, Bishop and
Lane, explained that for a while, that the road is
"going to be a bit like a limerock road." Chair-
man Hunt countered with "It'd be better as a lime-
rock road," referring to the sorry state that the
road has been in the last few years.
An unusual statement was made by County Attor-
ney'Leenette McMillan regarding her contract
with the county, apparently in regard to some-
thing that happened prior to the meeting. She
stated that if her contract were to be terminated,
that she had a four-month buyout clause in it, and
that she would need some action at the next meet-
ing on that subject. Her voice wavered a bit as she
explained to the Commission that she would have
no hard feelings, and that trust was a very impor-
tant quality to have in a County Attorney


he gasification process

Kids' Interpretations of
Christmas Carol Lyrics
- Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly.
- We three kings of porridge and
- On the first day of.Christmas my
tulip gave to me.
- Later on we' 11perspire, as we
dream by the fire.
- He's making' a list, chicken and
- Noel. Noel, Barney's the king of Is-
-With the jelly toast proclaim.
- Olive, the other reindeer.
- Frosty the Snowman is a ferret
elf, I say.
- Sleep in heavenly peas.
- In the meadow we can build a
snowman, Then pretend that he is
sparse and brown.
- You'll go down in Listerine.
- Oh, what fun it is to ride with one
horse, soap and hay.
0 come, froggy faithful.
You'll tell Carol, "Be a skunk, I re-
- Good tidings we bring to you and
your kid.

Division of Forestry Sends Reminders about
Outdoor Burning Safety

With the hard freezes of winter, the Florida Division of
Forestry is urging residents to abide by outdoor burning
regulations. Hard freezes kill and dry-out grasses and oth-
er light vegetation that contributes to the spread of fire.

* Check with your local fire department and the Divi-
sion of Forestry office to make sure it is legal to burn in
your area.
* Burners must comply with county/city as well as Divi-
sion of Forestry fire ordinances
* Make sure you meet the required setbacks: 25 ft. from
your house and forested areas, 50 ft. from a public paved
road and 150 ft. from other occupied buildings
* Burn only yard waste, no household garbage (includes
paper products and newspapers
* Don't burn on windy days
* Never leave a fire unattended
* Keep a water hose or shovel handy in case your fire es-
* Make sure your smoke does not obstruct visibility on
nearby roads
* Be sure your fire is completely out before you leave
* Use solid waste pick up in the city limits
* Visit our website www.fl-dof.com or call 352-955-2010
for more information.

Remember...If your fire escapes, you may be liable for
costs of suppression and damage to the property of oth-

Clerk of Court Dana Cannon Johnson, new Commissioner
Gene Higginbotham and County Attorney Leenette McMillan

resulting in contaminated groundwater."

Newly-elected Commissioner Mark Hatch replied Dixie Waste's
to that, asserting that "You've got to earn my the Commissi
trust." This was rapidly followed
with a groundswell of support for "Sh-e's one of
McMillan, and the job she has
done for the County during her
tenure Chairman Hunt said "No the best I've
matter what we've asked you to do,
you've always been there and
you've got my support." DCSO em-ever seen in the
ployee Scott Harden said "She's
one of the best I've ever seen in the 25 Uear period
25 year period that I've been work- ye pei
ing with attorneys." Commission-
er Troy Johnson said, "You've got that I've been
to trust your attorney We can't
just go out there and skimp. She's i
got my 100% support." working with

promotional materials provided to
don state that the IET System used
has lower emissions than federal
regulations without the use of
scubbers and that it "successfully
passed the most restrictive envi-
'ronmental air emission monitor-
ing and residual ash quality tests,
as prescribed by the U.S. Environ-,
mental Protection Association and
the European Economic Union."

Although future plants built by
Dixie Waste can opt to convert the
steam created during the gasifica-
tion process into electricity that
can be sold to local electric compa-
nies, the Dixie County plant will
not have this feature, due to an ef-
fort to reduce permitting complex-
ity on the company's first project.
Although Dixie will not receive
any electrical benefits from the
plant, approximately 20 desperate-
ly needed jobs will be brought into

In response to a question from the' ,tml
floor about former County Com- 8t0Rn yS.
missioners who have been indicted
and whether or not the county is -Scof Harden
picking up the bill on any legal de-
fense, Ms. McMillan explained that
"When a'Commissioner commits a deliberate act the area.
of wrongdoing, they are not covered."
The Commise
County Manager Arthur Bellot brought it the utive" session
Commission's attention that there are still vacan- December 9tt
cies on the Suwannee Water and Sewer Board that Decembe 18l
need to be filled. Some discussion Was held about ary 1st meetiL
how best to fill the vacancies, and it was decided
that notices will be posted in the Suwannee
area explaining how to qualify for a position
on the Board. Deadlines for application will
be posted on the notices.
ND)rFig HC1
Ca Pr
Anthony Fraccalvieri, of Dixie Waste Ser- ..Dioxin '
vices, LLC, a company from Hernando "
Beach, appeared to discuss the new waste
processing plant that it plans to build'on a SMOK ESTACK
19- acre site near the Dixie transfer station.
since the site was rezoned to Heavy Induistri-
al use.
The plant will use "thermal gasification
technology"using WG/TO, a waste disposal
process that converts waste material like
tires and garbage into a Btu-rich alternative I
fuel. Gasification is a special process where
, thermal decomposition takes place in the
presence of a very small amount of air. The
gas generated fromi this.process can be
burned in industrial-boilers or cleaned up
and used in turbines for electric generators.
Although marketed as a "green" technology,
environmental groups like Greenpeace say
that "most of the environmental concerns
for incineration also apply to pyrolysis and
thermal gasification facilities." A report
published by the Blue Ridge Environmental
Defense League back in 2002 claims that
"The ash which remains after gasification,
8% to 15% of the original volume, is toxic
and presents special problems because of
the acid conditions in landfills (low pH). BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONLNE
Leaching of toxic metals cadmium, lead,
and mercury occurs more rapidly at low pH, T

sion scheduled a private closed "exec-
n to discuss legal matters for Tuesday,
h, a Waste Workshop for Thursday,
th at 4:00, and rescheduled the Janu-
ng for December 31st at 10:00 AM.


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Horseshoe Fire Totals Home

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ellison
of Horseshoe Beach
were the victims of a
fire that started while
Mr. Ellison was out on
the water Sunday The
couple lost everything
except for a few small
kitchen items that they
were able to salvage.

The fire was complicated
by the fact that no volun-
teer firefighters in
Horseshoe were avail-
able to run the fire truck
and although the people
present made every ef-
fort to save the house, it
was not possible.

Mr. Ellison had just re-
ceieved a new receiver
from DishTV Dish is de-
manding that the Elli-
sions return the box or
face a $500 penalty. Mrs.
Ellison explained to
them that their home,
along with their re-
ceivers, were charred
bits of rubble, but the
Dish people could not be
deterred, and demanded
the money or the receiv-
er back.

Win prizes by coloring Santa and
his sleigh and mailing it or--------------------------------------------------
dropping it off at the Advocate, I ',
P. 0. Box 5030, Cross City, ENTRY FORM
Florida 32628.

First place will be $50.00 cash. NAME AGE -_
Three second place winners will
also be drawn. (Smaller prizes ADDRESS
TBA.) Deadline is Friday, 12/19
at 5:00 pm.
As always, family members of employees of the CITY STATE ZIP
Advocate aTe not eligible.
Kids under 13, please. TELEPHONE (__

FWC addresses problem of lost
and abandoned blue crab traps

Many of us who enjoy fishing and boating in Florida 's
coastal waters seek the beauty and serenity our amazing
marine environment offers. Unfortunately, all too often the
pristine marine waterscape is marred by unsightly traps
that have been lost or abandoned in mangroves, on beaches
or in sensitive sea grass and coral habitats.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) is working with the blue crab industry and the pub-
lic to address this issue. At a recent public meeting in Key'
West, we proposed a draft rule that would establish six re-
gional closed seasons to the harvest of blue crabs with/
traps. These closures would last up to 10 days each so that
fishermen, vol-
. . unteer groups
, - and o the rs can
Shave a chance to
identify and re--
move lost and
abandoned blue
crab traps from
Florida waters.
These no-longer-
traps have been
cited as a prob-
Slem in the blue
crab fishery be-
o . .. d s cause the y
n sometimes inter-
fere with o the r
- fishing activities
and can contin-
ue to trap crabs
n eiand fish when
for gr s ad the y aren't
. They are also
* unsightly in the
marine environ-
ment, and can damage sensitive habitats and pose naviga-
tional hazards to boaters.
It is important to note that professional blue crab fisher-
men work hard to harvest a product that many of us enjoy
Crabbers also have a lot invested in the ir trap gear, and it's
no easy task marking, baiting, deploying and pulling the ir
traps on the water, and the n processing the ir catch to sell
to restaurants and seafood markets. As hard as crabbers
work, sometimes traps get lost or moved around in storms
and by strong ocean currents.
Another thing to remember is that it is illegal for anyone to
tamper with blue crab traps, even if the y appear to be lost
or abandoned. And, oftentimes, lost and abandoned traps
cannot easily be distinguished from legal traps, and the y
end up in the water indefinitely
That's why the FWC believes we should set aside some
short periods of time each year when crabbers must take
the ir legal blue crab traps out of the water. Any traps left
in the water during the se periods would then be fair game
for groups and individuals to remove under FWC guide-
After consulting with our Blue Crab Advisory Board and
receiving input from the public, the FWC is proposing a se-
ries of regional closures to blue crab trap harvests of up to
10 days each to allow authorized people to collect lost and
abandoned blue crab traps that remain in the water after
fishermen remove the ir working traps during the closed
The closures in South Florida would occur in all waters of
Brevard County through Palm Beach County from Aug. 10-
19 and all waters of Broward County through Pasco County
from July 10-19. Four additional regional closures would
take place at different times in o the r parts of the state.
The proposed rule closures would apply only to standard
blue crab traps. The harvest of blue crabs by o the r legal
fishing gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps, would still
be allowed during the closures. The closures would also ap-
ply to recreational harvesters who use standard blue crab
traps unless the traps are attached to private property
A final public hearing on the se rule proposals will take
place at the next FWC meeting in February If the rule
passes as planned, it could go a long way in helping to re-
store Florida's treasured marine and coastal environment.


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School Stuff

Old Town Elementary
Pre-K Students of the Month

Mrs. Edie- Wade Roberts, Alexia Vance
Ms. Shannon - Timber Lord, Chelsea Landrum
Ms.. Donna - Sion Lauderdale, Trinity Stefanosky
Mrs. Irene - Kade Smith, Lori Jackson


At the DCHS

First, Third
and Fifth
December 15 at
6:30 pm

Second and
Fourth Grades:
Tuesday, December
16 at 6:30

Come meet DCHS FFEA.(Florida Future
Educators of America) a club that mentors
other students. It's our first fundraiser of the
year. On Saturday, December 13th we will be
at Tractor Supply in Chiefland from 8 am to
12 pm.' Come out and support your local
FFEA Club.

We hope to see you there!

Shelby Hank, Reporter
Jean Driggers, Advisor

Lady Bears Basketball


1/13/09 6:00 PM @ Williston (Williston,-FL) * Pregame
1/20/09 7:00 PM @ Yonge (Gainesville, FL) * Pregame

In our Inpatient Care Centers, your loved ones
are welcome 24 hours a clay, 7 days a week. Kathy
Hancock knows this very well. Both of her parents
were cared for in a Haven Hospice care center.

Explore scientific research
and innovative art by the
next generation of scientists
and artists at the Celebration
of Undergraduate Creativity
in the Arts and Sciences on
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the
Florida Museum of Natural
History and Samuel P Harn
Museum of Art.

i Top undergraduate students
from the University of Flori-
Sf or da , Morehouse College,
t a. i Louisiana State University,
Lincoln University, Furman
SHave University, The University
of Puerto Rico and other
schools will display scientific
and they-e.ntH_0 S P I C E posters and works of visual
* *and performing art from 11
S o t800.727.1889 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.HavenHospice.org For the first time, the pro-
-* Celebrating 30 Years of Service! gram features student art en-
tries including two- and.
three-dimensional works,
Ssa* spc videos, dance performances
and music recitals.

This Holiday Season join others in the community
who are giving a loved one a beautiful Smile!
Listen to what your friends are saying...
"Giving Mary a beautiful smile was the best investment we could have made
in her future success" - Jennifer Smith
"Dr Bill's friendly staff worked with us to come up with a payment plan to
make Bobby's braces affordable" - John Walker
"This is a gift we can give our grandson what will never wear out"
- Miriam Watson
",Jane iv so much more self confident no' /that she has straight, beautifid
teeth. -Kelly Andrew s
We have expanded our hours so everyone can get their braces on before Christmas!

D r. B ill M artin 410 N. Main Street, Suite 8 * Chiefland, FL
S. - ,, 352-490-0900

Three Rivers Regional Library
System will offer

free Spanish classes

at the
Dixie County Public Library
beginning January 22,
running through April 30, from
4:00 - 5:00 each Thursday.
Please pre-register at the library
or call 498-1219.

UF College of Fine Arts
Dean Lucinda Lavelli said
she is excited to see the vari-
ety of art students are sub-
"This is the first time for the
arts portion of the event, so
we don't know how big the
art section will-be," Lavelli
said. "However, it's impor-
tant as a leading university
to have these opportunities
celebrating art and science
because the two areas togeth-
er represent the diversity
and dynamism of the cre-
ative mind. We have a few op-
portunities at UF for stu-
dents to combine their
knowledge of art and science
and this event will make cre-
ative integration an even big-
ger priority."
The event is not only an op-
portunity for the public to
learn new science concepts
and catch striking dance per-,.
formances, but for students
to earn scholarships. Partici-
pants will compete for sever-
al Howard Hughes Medical

Institute Science for Life Un-
dergraduate Creativity
Awards of, $2,500 for the most
innovative project or presen-
tation. The awards fund the
travel and attendance of
each winner to his or her
choice of a meeting, work-
shop or exhibition anywhere
in the world.
"These talented students also
have the unique opportunity
to publicize their work to
staff from prestigious sci-
ence foundations that spon-
sor research, the arts com-
munity and the general pub-
lic," said Randy Duran, a
professor in UF's chemistry
The event is sponsored by
the National Science Founda-
tion, Howard Hughes Med-
ical Institute and the Arnold
and Mabel Beckman Founda-
�tion. Admission is free and
open to the public. For more
information, call the Florida
Museum, (352) 846-2000, or
Harn Museum, (352) 392-

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Nature Coast Master Gardeners Accepting
Applications.for 2009 Training Program

Nature Coast Master Gardeners are sponsored by Universi-
ty of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS), Southwest Florida Water Management District
(SWFMD), Suwannee River Water Management District
(SRWMD) and Levy County Board of County Commission-
Master Gardener is a title awarded individuals who receive
fifty (50) hours or more of in-depth training from county ex-
tension agents AND COMPLETE fifty (50) hours volunteer,
service to the local county extension program.
Master Gardener in-depth training will include topics such
as basic plant science, water quality and preservation, turf
management, soil testing, annuals, woody ornamentals,
pest control and Florida-Friendly Yard Principles.
Master Gardener volunteer hours are fulfilled in many
ways; assisting in plant clinics, assisting homeowners as a
Florida Yard Advisor, working with clientele at fairs and
expositions, responding to homeowner inquiries at the ex-
tension office, working with 4-H/other youth programs, as-
sisting with website updates (http://naturecoastgarden-
ing.org), maintaining demonstration gardens and participa-
tion in the Nature Coast Master Gardener Adopt-A-High-
way program.
Class size is limited. Classes will be held in the Inglis/Yan-
keetown area. Thirteen-week class begins March 2009. The
Inglis/Yankeetown class will meet Tuesdays from 9:00-3:30
The Trenton/Fanning Springs class is limited in size as
well. Trenton/Fanning Springs class will meet Thursdays
for thirteen weeks beginning March 2009 from 9:00-3:30 pm.
If interested in applying for the Nature Coast Master Gar--
dener 2009 Training Program, call (352) 486-5131 (toll free
866-542-4496), send a letter to PO Box 219, Bronson, FL. 32621
or email savemygarden@gmail.com. Include your name,
mailing address including zip code, telephone number and
which class (Inglis or Trenton) you would like to partici-
Applications may be picked up at the Levy County Exten-
sion office, 625 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, 32621. Dead-
line to submit application is 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January
14, 2009.

John Birch Society

Gilchrist County Library, 105 NE 11th Ave,

Monday, December 15, 2008
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Contact Hank Richstine 542-8617

All those who are deply concerned by the degra-
dation of American society are welcome.


The Trenton Community Farmers Market will hold
the Winter Crafts Festival this Saturday, December
13, 2008, from noon to 4 PM. The Festival will be at
the historic train depot in downtown Trenton with
live music by the Flying Turtles.

Come meet local artists and crafts people. There will
be Fine Art, Jewelry, Handknits, Handspun Yarn &
Fiber Tools, Pottery, locally made Goats Milk Soap,
Hand Tanned Deerskin, Wooden Toys and much
more! Come out and buy that special Christmas Gift
and meet the artisan who made it.

The Train Depot is in the heart of downtown Tren-
ton next to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop with lo-
cal restaurants, the Nature Coast Hiking and Biking
Trail and the Stained Glass Shop all within walking
distance. Spend the day enjoying Trenton's small
town, old Florida charm.

Call 352-472-7632 for vendor information.


', The Horseshoe Library is having a
Christmas party at the library on
Dec 13th from 3pm to 5pm.

Come join us at our "Festive Open
House". Refreshments will be
served by Laura Jones. We
I e will also have items to be sold
> in time for
Christmas giving.

Our own Martha
Macburnette will be
there after her long
stay in the

Hope to see you on
Dec 15th.
The Horseshoe

On Friday,
December 12,
2008 there will
a meeting
at the Dairy
Queen in Cross
City for all'
who may be
interested in


forming a riding club.

This is open to male and female riders
alike. Please join us if you
are interested. See you there.

WWII Veterans

The World War II Veterans Club will hold their Decem-
ber meeting at the Homestead Restaurant in Fanning
Springs at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday December llth.,

Every one is ask to bring an unwrapped gift for a
child to place in our Toy's for Tot's box. This will be
our 3rd year of participating in this worth while pro-

Last year we filled the box to overflowing. John How-
ell, one of our vets oversees this project for us. John,
is a busy man - he also plans to take a group picture
after our:meeting.

Hope to see you on December 11th and if you have
any questions call Billie Cooper at 352-493-9368 or
Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697. God bless America.

Post 91 Christmas Dinner

Trenton American Legion Post 91 will be having their
Christmas Dinner on Dec 18th.at 6pm.All members and
their family and guest are ask to bring a covered dish to
share. The Post will furnish the meat and potatoes.
There will be a chinese gift exchange.So please bring
wrapped gift. $10.00 limit We are a dry post. Merry Christ-

Dance the weekend away
at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

FLA - Looking for some place during the holidays where.
you can go for a delicious dinner and beverages, dance a lit-
tle or a lot, listen to great music and even stay for the week-
end? The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak,
Fla has every-
thing you need!
This weekend
the Loren
Propper Band
will be playing
country and a
little bit of
everything Fri-
day night, Dec.
12 inthe Music .
Hall. On Satur-
day night,
HayShaker of
Waycross, Ga Hayshaker
will be shaking
up the place with country and classic rock. And, the SOS
Caf6 and Restaurant will be serving delicious food and bev-
erages at regular prices.
Loren Propper and his band play a little bit of everything
including country music. These guys have been playing mu-
sic their entire lives and don't miss a beat. You'll want to
swirl your sweetie out on the dance floor or perhaps dance
cheek to cheek!
Saturday night, you'll enjoy country, classic rock and Amer-
icana music from HayShaker of Waycross, Ga. HayShaker
members are C.C. Rider on guitar and vocals, Laurie Rider
on vocals, T.W Lott on lead guitar, Dave Griffin on bass and
vocals and Lee O'Neal heating up the drums. The band was
formed in 2001 and released its first recording, "Black Holi-
day in Mexico City" (Shut Eye Records, Atlanta), in 2007.
The harmonies of husband and wife C.C. and Laurie Rider
make the music reminiscent of Waycross legend Gram Par-
sons. The band is said to belie "their leanness in members
by producing a massive sound sure to shake the tin roof off
any roadhouse." Check them out at
www.musicliveshere.com...you'll like what you hear.
Doors open to the Music Hall at 6 p.m. nightly; shows are
from 7-10 p.m. As always, the SOS Caf6 and Restaurant will
have available delicious food and beverages at regular
prices during performances.
And don't forget, Suwannee Lights with more than five mil-
lion lights and two miles of Christmas displays is open at
the SOSMP through Dec. 24 nightly Admission Sunday -
Thursday for adults is $4, $6 Friday and Saturday, and $2 for
children all nights. Bring the family, enjoy a holiday vaca-
tion on the Suwannee River with music and Christmas
For more information about these events or to make reser-
vations for the weekend, purchase advance tickets or find
out about our other exciting upcoming events, go to
www.musicliveshere.com or call 386-364-1683.

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Redneck Tech
z:by Eli Loy



megapixels (MP). When it
While my wife will cer- comes to megapixels, the
tanly disagree with me, more, the better. You'll
film is obsolete. With to- want to spring for the
day's digital camera tech- highest resolution that
nology there is no reason you can afford. 1
to be lugging around all megapixel might be good
of those film canisters enough for your myspace
and paying someone to close-up, but you won't
develop your pictures. likely be faming anything
Granted, film photogra- that.you shoot with one
phy still makes a great of these cameras, heck,
hobby, but for the profes- your average cellphone
sional, or for the avid has a 2 or even 3
shutterbug, digital is now megapixel camera built
the way to go. into it nowadays.

With Christmas just Another thing to consid-
around the corner, you er is the amount of stor-
may be considering pur- age built into the camera.
chasing a digital camera You'll want plenty of
as a gift.. As with all room on whatever kind of
things, you get what you card the camera uses.
pay for. Here are some Most camera come with a
things to consider when *mere 512 megabytes
you go out to buy a digi- (MB), and you'll certainly
tal camera. First, you want to upgrade that. De-
have to think of how the pending on the type of
camera will be used. memory card a camera
While that Digital SLR uses, the cost of upgrad-
camera with all of the in- ing the cameras memory
terchangeable lenses will fluctuate. Common
might actually be in your card types are SD, SD
price range, if you're just Mini, Micro SD, MS, MS
going to be taking the oc- Pro, and Compact Flash
casional family snapshot (CF) if the camera uses a
at the nearest tourist type of media not listed
trap, a smaller, more com- here, make sure you can
pact camera may be easi- purchase that kind of me-
er to lug around. Trying dia before you buy the
to fit a 3-pound camera in camera.
your purse or hip pocket
is generally out of the You'll want to be able to
question. view the pictures you
take on you computer.
Digital cameras are rat- Most cameras come with
ed by their resolution in a cable that will facilitate

CUTE 1200 sq ft wood frame home. 3 bdrm/1 bath. Wood floors main
house, carpeted bdrms. Eat in kitchen. Large living room/dining rm. Front
porch, carport, on 1/3 acre lot in Cross City. Walking distance of the
schools. $65,000. Contact Owner: 352.870.7767

this. If a cable is not pro-
vided and cannot be pur-
chased, make sure there
is some way of interfac-
ing the cameras memory
card with your computer.
Many modern computers
have memory card slots
on the front of them, if
yours does, then you
should make a list of the
media types that your
computer accepts and
purchase one of those.
There are also USB de-
vices that will accept
most memory cards.
Whether it is via cable, a
built-in device on your
computer, or a separately
purchased device, make
sure that you can get
those pictures on your

Zoom is a feature that
seems to sell a lot of cam-
eras these days. With dig-
ital photographs a zoom
feature is often mislead-
ing. If a camera offers
OPTICAL zoom, then by
all means check it out.
Many camera will state
that they have a 200x
zoom. These cameras are
usually referring to a ,
DIGITAL zoom. A digital
zoom is completely point-
less on a digital camera,
you can zoom digitally
later on your computer. If
you zoom in to 200X digi-
tally, unless your camera
is VERY high resolution
you're gonna get a fuzzy
shot. Optical zoom, how-.
ever does help out. You
can zoom with an actual
lens, and then zoom even
farther later on your

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Broker Sales Associate

- 352-542-7729
**Suwannee Fishing Guides
* Tent & Camper Electric Sites
*Pond -Dog Kennels
* Private Boat Ramp
*Surrounded by Wildlife Refuge
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Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation

Surveys Local Businesses Regarding the

Florida Clean Indoor Air Act

During the month of December, The
Quit Doc Research and Education Foun-
dation is conducting a survey of local
businesses regarding the Florida Clean
Indoor Air Act (FCIAA).

The survey, recently distributed to 250
businesses in Dixie and Gilchrist Coun-
ties, is designed to explore both the un-
derstanding and compliance of the FCI-
AA, as well as the willingness of local
business owners to expand smoke-free
policies and provide information on the
dangers of secondhand smoke.

In 2002, 71% of Florida Voters approved
a constitutional amendment entitled,
"Protect People from the Health Hazards
of Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke by Pro-
hibiting Workplace Smoking". This led
to passage of the current FCIAA in July
2003. The law specifically prohibits
smoking in indoor workplaces with a
few specific exceptions.

"For the most part, the law has had a
positive affect," reports Dr. Barry Hum-
mel, Co-Founder of the Quit Doc Re-
search and Education Foundation.
"Studies have shown that such restric-
tions, especially in restaurants, have
caused a decrease in the number of
teenagers who become regular tobacco

users. However, there seems to be one
undesirable side effect. Pushing smok-
ers outside businesses and into business
entryways seems have increased the per-
ception among teenagers that most
adults smoke."

In 2007, the 'percentage of adults smok-
ers in the United States fell below 20%
for the first time ever. However, middle
school students surveyed by the Quit
Doc Research and Education Foundation
reported that they believe 64% of adult
Americans are active smokers, overesti-
mating actual tobacco use by 320%.

"One of the factors that seems to con-
tribute to this perception that most
adults smoke is when youth see clusters
of smokers outside of businesses," re-
ports Dr. Hummel. "We are hoping to
identify local businesses that are willing
to move smokers away from their door-
ways to change this perception. We are
also looking for business owners who
would be willing to display materials on
the dangers of smoking around chil-

For more information, or to participate
in the survey, email Dr. Barry Hummel
at bhummel@quitdoc.com.

Bronson To Deploy Inspectors To Pet Stores

During Holiday Season

TALLAHASSEE - Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced today
that his department is conducting a
sweep of pet stores during the next five
weeks to ensure that such establish-
ments are complying with regulations
that protect consumers in the purchase
of pets.
"Pets bring a great deal of joy to fami-
lies and are often a considerable invest-
ment," Bronson said. "So it's important .
to do business with a reputable pet store
or dealer who knows and follows the law
to avoid problems from occurring after a
purchase of an animal."
Toward that end, inspectors are visiting
numerous pet stores and dealers be-
tween now and January 1 to make sure
that a store or dealer is complying with
Statute 828.29 - a law that imposes cer-
tain obligations on sellers and offers re-
course to consumers in the event that
problems arise.
Under the law, dogs and cats must be at
least eight weeks of age when sold or of-
fered for sale, and each animal must be
accompanied by a Florida health certifi-
cate signed by a licensed and accredited
veterinarian within the past 30 days
documenting required vaccinations,
tests and treatments for internal or ex-
ternal parasites.
In addition; the law requires a dealer to
provide a purchaser with information
oh the buyer's rights un-
der the law, which in-
cludes the right to return,
exchange or receive reim- smith h &
bursement for veterinary www.bs
expenses if an animal is
deemed unfit by a li-
censed veterinarian With-
in 14 days of purchase.
Aside from making sure

that a dealer is complying with the law,
consumers should also consider suitabil-
ity when purchasing an animal, Bronson
said. For example, some breeds of dogs
may be less appropriate if there are in-
fants or young children in a home. Like-
wise, consumers may want to think
twice before purchasing a large animal
if they live in a small dwelling.
Bronson offered the following tips.to
consumers who are considering or plan-
nimgt purchase a dog or cat: /
Don't buy on impulse - research the size
and breed of the animal for suitability
with your lifestyle and circumstance.
Examine the health certificate that is re-
quired to be presented upon sale for
completeness and compliance with the
If there is a problem with your pet after
purchase, contact the seller immediately.
The department's Division of Animal In-
dustry assists consumers, veterinarians
and pet dealers in educating them about
the pet law and making sure that its pro-
visions are followed. For additional in-
formation or to file a complaint, con-
sumers can call 1 800 HELP FLA (435-
7352) or 850 410-0900.
During the last three years, consumers
who have filed complaints or sought as-
sistance frQm Bronson's office for al-
leged violations of the law have received
restitution totaling about $71,000.

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Brad Sm Ith - Licensed Real Estate Broker

NEW 2007 3/2 DW on 4.78
partially fenced acres located
just off a paved road. There are
some nice palms and oak trees
and out door lights... Call Gayle
Lovelace 352-542-1212
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TOO CUTE... This 2/1 2007 site
built home on .48 acre is only
afew.blocks from the River @
TumerPoint Landing. This
home comes with, some
fumlishinas........ $98.000
W, - . V2 � '-WKIfI

Ready to move in... This 3/2 Onthe Suwannee... This
DW on 3 acres. Located close uniquely designed2006 3.2
to the Suwannee and an easy home has great views of the
commute to Chiefland for River Is on a paved road. Call
shopping & future hospital... Terrl Anderson 352-463-7770

.48 Improved ac......$22,000
.25 wooded ac..........$4,900
.94 wooded ac........$16,000
.48 wooded ac........$14,000
.14 in Suwannee.....$99,900
.50 wooded ac........$20,000
.35 wooded ac.......$12,000
Acreage ,
3 wooded ac.......... .$37,500
6.77 wooded ac.....$150,000
6.40 Improved ac....$70.000
4.14 wooded ac......$49,500
5.21 wooded ac.....$59,900
3.50 wooded ac......$35,900
5 wooded ac...........$49,900
4.89 wooded ac.....$40,000

2788 USHwy19 p E R I:.. ,.
Old Town, FL 32880 .
(352) 542-1111 (352) 542-191 9 FX Ni.

3.-2 homeon 1 ac......$127,000
2/1 on the river.........$349,000
2.1 home on .50 ac.... $95,000
3/2 home on 5 ac......$139,00
3.1.5 home on .60.......$60,000
3/2 home on .61 ac.... $98,900
2/2 DW on 1.34 ac.......$75,000
2:2 DW on 10 ac.......$149,000
- 8.55 wooded acres on Busy
Hwy 19, make offer...$275.000
- 40 x 100 steel building on
Hwy 19................$149,900
-REDUCED...2 Improved
acres on CR 349 and 2
wooded acres residential....

Wix Coun k .abbutate

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Thursday December 11, 2008

open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le-
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day 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 Mon-
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday night
at 4 pm in the lounge. For more in-
formation call 542-2021.

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

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

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

FOUNDATION meets on the sec-
ond Monday of each month at
noon. at 'the Public Library in
Cross City. Call 498-2601 for info

$199 MOVE IN

1,2, & 3 BR HC and non-
HC accessible apartments.'
Hwy 351A Timber Lane,
Cross City, FL. Call 352-
498-3175, TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing

FURNISHED 1 and 2 BR Con-
dos for Rent. $550.00-$675. In-
cluded in price, water, cable,
internet, hot tub. Steinhatch-
ee, FL 813-677-9640.
remodelled, first/last/security.
Casa del Sol. 498-3376.
2348 sq.ft. 4 BR, 2.5 Bath house
on one fenced acre, $675 per
month, plus utilities, no security
deposit with good references.
Call 352-542-3220 for more info.
FOR RENT in Cross City: CUTE
1200 sq ft wood frame home. 3
bdrm/1 bath. Wood floors main
house, carpeted bdrms. Eat in
kitchen. Large living room/din-
ing rm. Front porch, carport, on
1/3 acre lot in Cross City. Walking
distance of the. schools. $420,
month/$500.00 deposit required.'
DOORS. Contact Owner:
352.870.7767 UFN

Christmas is the
gentlest, loveliest
festival of the
revolving year -
and yet, for all
that, when it
speaks, its voice
has strong
~W.J. Cameron

One mind. Small, fuzzy,
confused, prone to wan-
der. If found, please re-
turn to Kathy at the Ad-

RUN'S NEEDED - Cross City
Rehab 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
application. Ufn

The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking applicants for a Per-
mit Technician/Secretary
for the Building and Zoning
Department. Experience in
a Building and Zoning Office
is preferred but not required.
This person must be able to
work in a very busy environ-
ment and multi-task while
maintaining a high degree of
professionalism and cour-
tesy at all times. Written
and verbal communications
skills, an ability to interpret
and understand rules and
regulations concerning
building and zoning codes as
well as experience in Mi-
crosoft Word, Excel, MS pro-
grams, ARC GIS by ESRI and
accounting are required.
This is a full time position.
Beginning salary range is
from $7.50 to $10.50 an hour
with benefits including
health insurance, vacation,
sick leave and retirement.
Applications are available at
the County Commissioners
Office at the Dixie County
Courthouse until December
19, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. A pre-
employment drug test and
background check is re-
quired. Dixie County is a
drug free work place and

Authentic Dealer of Dixie
Outfitters, Dixie Classicsm &
Southern Heritage T-Shirts
having clearance sale. Any 2
shirts $20.00. Shirts made'to
order, hundreds of designs in
stock, Children's and adult
sizes available.
Call (352) 221-0902 (ufn)

Amps, Effects, Drums, Key-
boards, PA Systems, Mics,
Basses, Fiddles, Banjos,
Mandolins, Ukes, Music
Books,Stands, Accessories,
Band Supplies and much
more! Expert service & ad-
vice.Convenient Layaway,
VISA & MC. Serving you
since 1991. DIXIE MUSIC
CENTER 26626 SE 19 Hwy,
Old Town (352) 542-3001

Brown recliner 65.00, toddler
bed in good condition, white
65.00, baby changing table
25.00 352-542-0199.

GL 22 mpg, 204,000, power
everything, very clean, cd
player, runs great, factory
chrome wheels $2,000. 352-
258-2777 or 498-2431

4x4. 16 mpg, 155,000 miles ex-
cellent condition new tires,
leather. tinted windows, 3rd
row seating a must see & dri-
ve! $5,200. 352-258-2777 or 498-

fense Classes - Kids/Adults.
Gain confidence. Respect. Fit-
ness. $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 l0am-5pm.
Lifetime Homes (CBC017140)

MENT Get rid of that iron,
odor, and hard water! WATTS
has the water treatment thai
will give you clean healthy
water to cook with and to
drink for the entire family. 1
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 in-
cluding buying or renting
your equipment. For all of
your water problems call your
local WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or
(352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water.

ing North Central Florida for
16 years. Open Tuesday-Fri-
day 8-4. Saturday 8-12 or call
for appointment anytime. lo-
cated on 512 Avenue (behind
McCrabb Church) 7 miles
North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-

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

Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
Let me get your home or busi-
ness looking good for the hol-
idays. Free . Estimates!!
Please call Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023 or 352-356-

Install, Repair, & Networking
with in Home Service! Call
All Point Computers at

* AND UP. Call the Roofing
Pro's. Ultra Rib Metal Roofs,
Owens Corning 30 year shin-
gles. CCC1326066 Cell 352-535-

Hang, finish, texture. Metal
Stud Framing. Cal us for a
list of services. CBC058489
Cell 352-535-7680.
CAREGIVER: To care for
your loved one. Loving, car-
ing, dedicated, references on
request. 24/ coverage avail-
able. 352-542-0235, Leave

Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for
We'd all be Jewish.
~Benny Hill

Bath Double lot, central
Heat/Air, built in 2002.
Metal roof, located in
Cross City $52,000 OBO.

2006 14x60 2 br, 2 bath on
3/4 acre in middle of
Cross City. Owner financ-
ing. $59,000. Please call
Colby at 352-356-0805 or
Matt at 352-356-0806.

Behind Drummond Bank,
look for signs at Cothron

ONE! Three families are
cleaning out the stuff to
make room for (more)
Christmas stuff! Pump for
well, free black dog, row-
!ng machine, TV's, books,
toys, clothes, Magic: The
Gathering Cards, record
player, ugly red couch,
computer parts, assorted
small children, all sorts of
geekery and neat things.
It's all gotta go or Santa
won't come! Just past the
court house on CR 351 on
the right. Saturday, 8 to ?

Guess who's
turning another
year older this

I was born'on December 17, 1953,
in Hornell, NY. I am an actor
whose work includes the role of
Jack Callaghan in While You Were
Sleeping. Who am I?
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VICES: Individual counseling
and support groups for women
and offered through Another
Way, Inc Services are confiden-
tial and free. Contact any of
our Outreach offices at 352-486-
3305, 352-498-1293, (386) 758-4843,
or (386) 792-2747 for an appoint-
ment or the location and times
or group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-
hour crises lines. Sexual As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, infdr-
mation and referral services,
legal advocacy, community edu-
cation, and professional train-
i ing for law enforcement, health
care and educational person-
nel. Ufn

AA MEETINGS-Wednesday'
night, 8:00 pm at eh. fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatch-
ee, Florida.

nights,. 8:00 pm, Cross City
Church of Christ, McArthur
Street, across from Gooding Fu-
neral Home. Call 1-800-613-0164

Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al-
ban's Church in Chiefland.
For information, call Becky
Kelly 352-682-0351.

ED ARSENIC, I need your
help! Could we have similar
health problems? I have ar-
senic, aluminum, tin, ce-
sium. Also, if.you are older,
have older friends or family:
who are familiar with prop-
erty in area of Eddie Buie
PK way and 330 in Levy
County (Chiefland), please
call 352-353-1065. I need to
know what my property
may have been used for
many, many years ago. All
calls confidential.

FUN? If you're interested in
starting up a local "stitch &
b*tch," for knitters, spinners,
weavers & crocheters, contact
kathymckinney@hughes.net or

I have always thought of Christmas
time, when it has come round, as a good
time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time;
the only time I know of, in the long
calendar of the year, when men and
women seem by one consent to open
their shut-up hearts freely, and to
think of people below them as if they
Really were fellow passengers to the
Grave, and not another race of
creatures bound on other journeys.
~Charles Dickens

PO. Box 1319
91 SW 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628


Home (352) 498-1939

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For All
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Fort Fanning Park will come
alive this Saturday, the 13th
of December, as everyone
will be coming out for the
20th Annual Festival of
Lights. The activity in and
about the area has been
picking up and everyone is
getting anxious to see what
will be coming to town.

The Marine Corps League
will start off the day with
the Flag Raising ceremony
at 9:00 o'clock. The Toy for
Tots will have Santa set up
all day for the children to
visit and he will have a gift
for each one. You will want
to browse through the many
booths that will have a very
wide variety of items to ad-
mire and hopefully find that

perfect gift for family &
friends, even yourself!

Of course, you must browse
through the many classic
cars that will be on display.
These oldies come from far
and wide and you can tell
that the owners are very
proud of their beauties.
They all are trying to win
the Best of Show. Cruising
for Grins Car Club will an-
nounce the winners at 3:00

Entertainment will be non-
stop all day The D & D
Dance Studio of Chief land
will have a group perform-
ing at 11:00 o'clock. There
will be a performance by
Bruce the Juggler with his
unicycle that will delight
you too. Other bands per-
forming throughout the day
are the Mother's Prayer,
(12:00 noon), Mercy Moun-
tain Boys, (1:00 PM), Rick
Gordon Band, (2:00 PM),

The Philman Band, (3:00
PM) and the Fanning
Springs Community Church
Praise Band will be doing-
Christmas Carols on stage
afterwards and then we will
have a
long by
prior to
the Boat

At 3:30
PM we
will put
2,000 yel-
low rubber ducks in the riv-
er to see which 3 cross the
finish line first! Make sure
you get yours picked out ear-
ly so it will try for one of the
cash prizes. The Suwannee
River Boat Club will be sell-
ing them all day at the Festi-
val. If you have never
watched this part of the Fes-
tival, you have missed an ex-

citing time. Raffle tickets
for the Electric Guitar, do-
nated by Dixie Music Center,
a beautiful Portable Fire-
. place, donated by Badcocks
Furniture of Chief land, and
a 6 foot
Wooden An-
gel, donated
by Toy for
Tots, will be
available at
the Boat
Club tent all
day. Winners
for the
Ducky race
and the raf-
fle will be
announced at 4:00 PM. You
do not have to be present to

The Fanning Springs Cham-
ber tent will be selling
chances to win one of the
many items donated by local
merchants. Drawings for
these prizes are done every
hour with the last one at 4:00

PM. The local merchants
have always donated some
great prizes, so get you name
in for a chance to win some.

AT 6:30 PM the Christmas
Boat Parade will get under-
way. We have a good number
of entries this year and the
excitement is really builds
ing. This is a spectacular
time as the boaters have
spent a lot of time decorat-
ing their boats with many
Christmas lights and orna-
ments. Hundreds of people
will be lining the banks of
the river to watch. It should
be a full moon which will
make the evening very pret-
ty Bring along a flashlight
to light your way and also to
signal the boats as they pass
by so they will know you are
watching and cheering them,
on. Please bundle up
against the cool evening

Parking at the Foft Fanning

Park is FREE and the Fan-
ning Springs State Park will
have parking available for
$2.00 per vehicle. The Way-
side Park will be reserved
for handicap parking; entry
will be through the State
Park only.

Parking will be along Lake
Ave. with limited parking on
Kentucky St. and the best
way will be to come in at
Florida St. between the
Cadillacv Motel and Huckle-
berry's BBQ. One way traf-
fic in will be on Kentucky St
which is right at the bridge,
we will not have any exit at
this location due to traffic

Gather the family and come
out so you can enjoy the day
and evening with us, you'll
be glad you did. We will get
you in the Christmas spirit
real quick! For more infor-
mation you can contact Vel-
ma at 352-339-2248.



The Old Town Red Hat Chicks enjoyed an outing to Stein-
hatchee on Nov 25,08 to Fiddler's Restaurant. The lunch
buffet is served in the room called Cackleberry's at the
Restaurant. Some of the Red Hats enjoyed the buffet and
others ordered from the noon menu. On the buffet was a
meat loaf made from Paul Deen's recipe and it was very
good. The owner of Fiddlers , Jim Hunt, and also he is the
chef, helped entertain the Red Hatters with good humor and
after lunch a tour of the whole restaurant. This was a first
time to Steinhatchee for some of the Red Hatters.

We had two.birthdays this month, Marilee Leonard and the
other was Elaine Howell. When it is your birthday you
wear a purple hat instead of a red one.

Our host Red Hatter for this month was Juanita Frow.

Watch for us next month and see where we travel to after

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Legals, etc.


PO BOX 609

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

Certificate No: 200967
JUNE 1, 2002
Description of Property:


WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on December 23, 2008 at 11:00
November 24, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 03-12-13-6778-000a-
LEG 2.38 ACRES 3 12 13 TRACT 7
154 PG 617 ORB 212 P 34
Subject to the restrictions of record.

The Early. Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast Administrative
Committee, representing Citrus,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter"
Counties, is scheduled to meet on.
Wednesday,December 17, 2008
at 9:00a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast
main office, 1564 N. Meadowcrest
Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429.
Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9939 if you have any
questions. Public participation is


WF FL meeting

Monday, Dec

15 at 1 pm at







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

Certificate No:623 JUNE
1, 2003

Description of Property:




WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on 3ECEMBER 23, 2008 at 11:00

November 24, 2008

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 24-09-13-4391-0000-

OR BK 66 PG 316-319

Subject to the restrictions of record.



PO BOX 1685
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 is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows

Certificate No: 603
1, 2003


Description of Property:




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

November 24, 2008

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 23-10-13-4827-0013-

23 10 13 BG SW CR OF BLK 13
RN E 150 FT N 70.5 FT W 150 FT
TOWN S/D (RO 38437-38) OR BK
73 PG 680

Subject to the restrictions of record.



534 NE 303 AVE
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: 129
JUNE 1, 2006

Description of Property:



AVE, BELL, FL 32619

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 DECEMBER 23,
2008 at 11:00 A.M.

October 27, 2008

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 04-10-13-4518-0000-

1.00 ACRE 4 10 13 LOT 5 OF
165 P 104 ORB 262 P 2700RB
356 P 665

Subject to the restrictions of


There is a\remarkable
breakdown of taste
and intelligence at
Mature, responsible
grown men wear
neckties made of holly
leaves and drink
alcoholic beverages
with raw egg yolks
and cottage cheese in
~P.J. O'Rourke


Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received at the Board
of County Commissioners office in
the Dixie County Courthouse until
11AM on December 16, 2008.
This office is located at 214 NE.
351 HWY, Cross City, Florida,

The bids will be opened and read
aloud to the public at 11AM on De-
cember 16, 2008. The projects will
be recommended for award at the
Board of County Commissioners
meeting on December.18, 2008.
The bidders must submit a bid for
the projects as described below.

The work consists of installation of
2340 LF of vinyl sheetpile seawall
with a cast-in-place concrete cap
and deadman system and rubble

All work performed on this project
will be in conformance with the en-
gineering plans and with the re-
quirements of other regulatory per-
mits. Time is of the essence for
this project. All work must be com-
pleted by February 27, 2009.


DA, will consider at its regularly
scheduled meeting on January 12,
2009 at 7:00 PM in. the Town
Council Room in City Hall, Cross
City, FLorida, the vacation, aban-
donment and closing of the follow-
ing described roadways:

That portion of Putnam Street be-
tween Blocks 6 and 15 of
Gaulden's Second Addition. Also

The plans and bid forms may be
obtained from the office of Bailey,
Bishop & Lane, Inc., 871 SW SR
47, Lake City, Florida, during nor-
mal working hours, for a fee of
$125.00 per set. For questions re-
garding this information, please
contact Sherri Espenship at (386)

Either a cashier check or a bid
bond in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the total bid amount must
accompany each bid that is sub-

The successful bidder will be re-
quired to furnish the County Coor-
dinator with a performance bond
and liability insurance prior to com-
mencing work.

The Dixie County Commission re-
serves the right to reject, any or all
bids and add to the contract or
delete from the contract to stay
within their funding capabilities.


Arthur Bellot, Dixie County Coordi-
nator Board of County.

Dixie County, Florida


described as that portion of Put-
nam Street between NE 137th Av-
enue (Finlayson Avenue) and NE
134th Street (Chewning Avenue.)

Said lands situate, lying and being
in Dixie County, Florida.

Any persons interested in being
heard concerning the vacation,.
abandonment, and closing of the
above-described roadways are en-
couraged to attend the meeting.

Angie Bush, Town Clerk


Notice ishereby given that sealed
bids will be received at the Admin-
istrative Office of the Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc.
(SREC, Inc.) until 11 AM on De-
cember 22, 2008, the office is lo-
cated at 1171 Nobles Ferry Road,
Live Oak, FLorida 32064. The
bids will be opened and read
aloud to the public at 11 AM on
December 22, 2008. The projects
will be recommended for award at
the Board of Directors Executive
Committee meeting on january 5,
2009. The bidders must submit a
bid for the projects as described

Three (3) identical 4,500 SF pre-
engineered metal buildings with
metal panel exterior and deocra-
tive stone entrance. The project
shall include all interior finishes as
described in the building plans. ,
The buildings will be located in
Gilchrist County, Florida, Dixie
County, Florida, and Union Coun-
ty, Florida.

Some tasks may be performed by
others. (i.e. inmate labor force.)
The site work will be bid separate-
ly at a later date.

All work performed on this project
will be in conformance with the en-
gineering plans and with the ap-

Once again we find ourselves enmeshed
in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year
when we join with our loved ones in sharing
centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a
parking space at the mall. We traditionally.
do this in my family
by driving around the parking lot until we see a
shopper emerge from the mall,'then we follow her,
in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men,
*who 2,000 years ago followed a star,
week after week, until it led them to a parking space.
'Dave Barry

Twinkle, Twinkle!
The holiday season has begun
and many people will soon be '
putting up Christmas trees. Some
will use artificial trees, others,
real trees. Whatever type of tree
people choose to put up, they're
sure to add a string or two of
lights. Of course, it wasn't always
that way.
. . Back.in the 17th.century when
there "a: no electrici. people
decorated their Christmas trees
with candles. The trees were real
and the slightest breeze could
make the flames flicker and catch.
a branch on fire. People had to
watch their Christmas trees care'
fully when the candles were lit.
That all changed in 1882, .%
however, when Edward Johnson,
'an associate of Thomas Edison,
made the first string of electric
Christmas tree lights. He
hand-wired 80 red, white and
blue bulbs and wound them
around a Christmas tree.
Few people noticed,
though, until 13 years
later when President
Grover Cleveland had
the White House tree
decorated with
electric lights.
Christmas tree
lights have come a
long way since the
17th century.

Today we have lights in almost
every color, size and shape
imaginable. Some stay on all the
time, While others flicker or chase
each other at the click of a button.

0 Christmas Tree
Scotch pine, Douglas fir, 4
Virginia pine and Balsam fir.
These are just some of the types of
evergreens that make great
Christmas trees.'Every year, more
than 30 million Christmas trees
are produced. Here are some more
interesting Christmas tree facts:
* Christmas trees were first sold
commercially in the United States
in 1850.
* Over 100,000 peoplework in
the Christmas tree business.
* Every state grows
Christmas trees.
* Oregon produces the .
most Christmas trees.
* Christmas trees take
seven to 10 years to reach
full height.
* While they are
growing, Christmas
trees provide a place-for
wild animals.to live
c and remove dust and
pollen from the air.
* Once the
holiday season is
over, Christmas
trees can be

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pliable Florida Building Code (s).

The plans and bid forms may be
obtained from the office of Bailey,
Bishop & Lane, Inc., 871 SW SR
47, Lake City, FLorida, during nor-
mal working hours, for a fee of
$100.00 for this project. For ques-
tions regarding this information
please contact Sherri Espenship
at (386) 752-5460.

Either a cashier check or a bid
bond in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the total bid amount must
accompany each bid that is sub-
mitted. - i

The successful bidder will be re-
quired to furnish the SREC, Inc.
with a performance bond and lia-
bility insurance prior to commenc-
ing work. All bidders shall be Con-
tractors properly licensed by the
Construction Industry Licensing
Board in the State of Florida.

The SREC reserves the right to
reject any or all bids, to make
awards in the best interest of
SREC, Inc. and add to the con-
tract or delete from the contract
based upon bugetary limitations.
Signed, Frances Terry, Executive
Director, Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Live Oak, FL


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Obituaries and Faith

SRobert Ellis Beckham

MR. ROBERT ELLIS BECKHAM of Cross City passed
away Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his home. He was
73 years of age. Mr. Beckham was born in Cross City
and lived his lifetime here. He was a carpenter who en-
joyed fishing, hunting and boat building. He was a
charter member of the Praise Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Beckham of Cross
City; sons, Len (Jerilyn) Beckham of Cross City, Ray-
mond (Crystal) Brown of Cross City, and Willie Reed of
Cross City; daughter, Lisa (Tommy) Fowler of Cross
City; grandchildren, Lil' Raymond, Laura, Eli, Anna,
Jessilen, Savana, Steven, Katie, Chase, Jada, Heather
and Brittney; brothers, Bart Beckham and Sampson
Beckham, both of Cross City; and sister, Ollie Drawdy
of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Fenwick and Janie Beckham, sisters, Jewell and Lois
and brother Joe.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Decem-
ber 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe
Beach, Florida with Rev. Wayne Allen officiating.

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

r Mildred L. Green

MILDRED L. GREEN, age 69, of Townsend, formerly of
Old Town, Florida, passed away Tuesday, December 2nd,
2008 at Blount Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, 39er's Club.
Mildred was a retired school teacher from Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and
Bertha Tyler, brothers, Glen Tyler and Ira Tyler, Sister,
Elizabeth Tyler. She is survived by her husband, Lee
Green; sons and daughters-in-law, James A. Everett,
Michael and Audra Everett, Ronald and Julie Everett,
Michael Green, and Charles and Mary Green; 9 grandchil-
dren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great
grandchild. Special friend, Marie Hunt; special nephews,
Tim Tyler and Ira Tyler, Jr.; special niece,, Shirley Burton.

Services were held at 7:00 PM, on Thursday, December 4,
2008 at Smith West Chapel., She was interred on Decem-
ber 5, 2008 at Grandview Cemetery Services were under
the care of Smith Funeral and Cremation Service,
Maryville, 865-983-1000.

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Righteous art thou, 0 LORD, when I plead
with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy
judgments" Wherefore doth the way of the
wicked prosper? wherefore are all they
happy that deal very treacherously?
Jeremiah 12:1 (KJV)

Life isn't fair. We all know this fact, but that
doesn't make it any easier to deal with the
rough patches in our lives, especially
when we see others, some good and some
not-so-good, experiencing success. Why
them and not us? Because adversity
makes us strong. It builds our strength,
our character and our faith. If life was
perfect and nothing ever went wrong, how
many of us would think we need God? The
next time something goes wrong in your
life, don't ask why. Accept it, buck up and
deal with it, and remember, God is always
available to provide support.

Please study the plan of


Hebrews 5:9,11:6
Romans 1:16
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
Acts 2:36-41
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-141
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10

John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

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

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

We love you and ask that
you pass this on.
God Will Bless You

SMichael Cornelius Whittington,

City passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Shands of
UF after a long illness. He was 54. Born in Ft. Carson,
Colorado, Mr. Whittington moved here from Tampa. He
started working for the Dixie Coun-
ty School System in September
of 1979 as a teacher. He be-
came principal of the Dixie
County High School in 1989, I
serving until 1994. He then r.
returned to the classroom
until taking a district job in
June of 2007, where he cur-
rently served. He enjoyed ;a.
playing golf, fishing and carl, '
shows. He was a member of
the Holy Cross Catholic

He is survived by his wife, Judith
Whittington of Cross City; son, Joey
(Lindsey) Whittington of Old Town; mother, Donna Whit-
tington of Tampa, FL; brothers, Matt (Beth) Whittington
of Tampa, FL and Richard (DeAnne) Whittington of
Trenton, FL; sisters, Kathy (Scott) Osteen of Steinhatchee
and Ellen (Rafael) Caraballo of Wesley Chapel, FL.

.Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 10,
2008 at 4:00 pm at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in
gross City, FL with Father Michael Pendergraft officiat-
ing. Burial will follow at Cross City Cemetery A visita-
tion will be held Tuesday evening, December 9, 2008 be-
tween the hours of 5 and 7 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dixie
County High School Athletic department.

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


First Baptist of

Steinhatchee News

* Happy Anniversary to Jodi and Roger Shipman last
week! And a special thank-you to you Jodi for taking
notes at church when I have to be away! You are loved and
appreciated: "In GOD'S service, our greatest ability is our
availability", thank you for being available! Speaking of...
special people serving GOD through sharing their given
talents of singing and playing our many instruments are:
Sarah Holden, Jennifer Ellison, Harry Gatlin, Leon Hold-
en, Chris Holden, Timothy Holden and Little Hanna Hold-
en! Little Hanna sang: "If I were a Butterfly"! Y

* During the A.M. service we heard some thankful
praise reports from: Dewey and Emily Hatcher, Margaret
Ross ( Fred and Mary Kate Mitchell's daughter), Bob

Puckett and folks traveling
during Thanksgiving! And
we especially praise GOD
for those making decisions
this week! Baptism will be
soon! Continue to pray
for our world peace, our
leaders, all our military
away from family and
fMiends during the holi-
days, our folks needing
jobs, and our local friends:
Steve Blanton and T. L.
Stephens in car accidents.
Keith Robinson, Janice
Morrow, Billy Blakely serv-
ing in Iraq, Nick Ander-
son's family, the unspoken
request and each named on
our First Baptist and other
churches prayer list!

* We joined our hearts to-
gether in remembrance of
HIS broken body and HIS
blood shed for you and me.
The observance of "The
LORD'S SUPPER" is found
in 1 Corinthians Chapter
10 beginning in verse 16. It
helps us to better under-
stand why we must each
examine our own hearts
and search our souls to be
worthy, to partake of such
a meaningful observance!

* Don't forget to bring
any non-perishable snacks,
personal hygiene needs,
candy, sanitizer, cookies,
gum, crackers, health
bars, salty snacks, gifts, let-
ters, cards and anything
our guys serving in i'aq
can enjoy as they give their
lives over there for our
freedom over here in the
United; States! There will a
big box we want to fill for
Billy and others serving in
Iraq! Even if we're not
wealthy we can share what
we do have... and be rich in
our good deeds!

Let's have a giving heart
during this CHRISTmas
season! Sandy Coleman

Countryside Chap'el Pentecostal
Hwy 349 & County Road 351
Old Town, FL 32680
Worship Service Sunday 11am & 6pm
Reverend Calvin G. Conner, Jr.

Faith Baptist Church


We had a wonderful day at Faith Sunday. There were lots of
visitors and we want them to know they are very special to
us. If you were one of them and were looking for a church
home, we invite you to share ours and if you were just pass-
ing through, we invite you back to worship with us any-
Janet Osteen is getting the Christmas program together
and it promises to be a very good program this year. If
you're in the choir, it's been requested that the choir be
there for practice along with all the others who have parts
in the play. The program will be on Wednesday night the
17th. Make plans to be there if you can. I'm sure you'll en-
joy it and our children need their parents to encourage
Wednesday night will be our monthly business meeting.
Come out and take part in taking care of God's business.
The meetings are not usually long and as a member of
Faith, it's our responsibility to do this.
Remember to pray for the sick, the ones having tests
done, the bereaved and especially the lost. They all need
our prayers. Until we meet again, we pray that God keeps
you safe, healthy and happy during the holidays.

Children's Christmas Craft Workshop
at Branford Presbyterian Church

The Branford Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women of
the Church are sponsoring a Children's Craft Workshop.
Saturday December 13, 2008: Children are invited Satur-
day December 13th from 9am to 12:00 noon to make hand-
made crafts as Christmas gifts for family and friends. All
supplies are included and there is no charge to participate.
Branford Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of
Branford Hwy 247 and Drane St. and Haines Ave. near
downtown Branford.

For More Information regarding this event please contact
Terry Gray at (386) 935-4280


On Sunday, Dec. 14th, we look forward to a good turnout for
our annual Christmas Dinner on the Ground immediately
following the morning church services. Then, on Wednes-
day evening, Dec. 17th, we will have our annual Christmas
Program, commemorating the birth of our blessed Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. We really appreciate all the time
and hard work of Bro. Pat and all the others in bringing us
this heart-stirring, live presentation.

The prayer lists seem to grow with each passing d(ay, so
please be diligent in your prayers for all the folks in need;
the sick, bereaved, all our political leaders, and our mili-
tary personnel. Prayer is the best weapon we have, as it
communicates with the ultimate Power Source, and He
LOVES to hear from us! Have a good week, and remember
that visitors are always welcome to fellowship with us at
New Prospect...may God bless and keep you safe.

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

Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road * Cross City
"Join Us For AVisit, Stay ForAUfetime."
SundayWorship- 10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service ~ 7P
I0d Church-Ages3-5 &6-12
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 Come On In" US 19 * Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Sunday School -10A" Morning Worship~ 11A Food Pantry Open Bamn-11am, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship - 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Himr Invites You To Worship With Us!
Wednesday Bible Study- 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A Achurch where everybody is somebody and Christ Is Lord"
Knock & the doorwill open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A Sunday School - 10A** Morning Worship -11A
given - life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship - 6P . Wed. Prayer Meeting - 7P_
Pastor - Royce Hanshew Pastor - Rev. Carl Rainear Pastor - David B. 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 * Steinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School - 10:00A Sunday Bible Study- 10:00 .
Sunday School - 10A*-Morning Worship - 11A Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00A Morning Worship- 11:00 A
Evening Worship" - 6P Sunday Evening Worship - 6:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study- 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship - 7:OOPWednesday Evening BibleStudy - 700P
Pastor - Leon Holden Pastor - Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

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

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

-_ - .- . Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
S1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
S1 Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With AOpen Door"
Church 11:00 Sunday School - 9:45A � Morning Worship 11A
W r Evening Worship - 7P
Seeds. Morning Prayer Mid-WeekBibleStudy - Wednesday-7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jackie ettry Pastor
"= ' \-o 352-498-4004 or 498-7896 Rev ( Jackle Pettry, Pastor
' (352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Located Behind NAPA in Old Town Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A Church You Can Call Home" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:1Sund Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A� Sunday Evening 6P Sunday School10AreMoing Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A � Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's
Pastor - Wayne Allen Pastor - Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
" Cchtra5bapisi Curch Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13T8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Corner of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass - Sundays -11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions- Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
Sunday School 9:45 AM: Church 11:00 amCCD Every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Sunday night iscip hip Training 7:00 am At St. John the Evangelist In Chleland another,.for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5:30-8:no--AWANA Grades Pre-K thru High School fellowman fulfilled law.
Wednesday Nght 7:00 M Bible study Rosary Every Tuesday - 3:00pmhas fulfilled the law.
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The Very Best

Is Close To Home.

Drummond Community Bank is safe a sound

and here are some reasons why:

'Twas was the night before Christmas, when
all thru the abode, only one creature was
stirring, and she was cleaning the
commode. The children were finally sleep-
ing, all snug in their beds, while visions of
Nintendo 64 and Barbie, flipped through
their heads.
The dad was snoring in front of the TV,
with a half-constructed bicycle on his knee.
So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves
clatter, which made her sigh, "Now what's
the matter?"
With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her
hand, she descended the stairs, and saw the
old man. He was covered with ashes and
soot, which fell with a shrug. "Oh great,"
muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the
"Ho-ho-ho!" cried Santa, "I'm glad you're
awake." Your gift was especially difficult to
make.'"Thanks, Santa, but all I want is some
time alone." "Exactly!" he chuckled, "I've
made you a clone."
"A clone?" she asked; "What good is that?
Run along, Santa, I've no time for chit-chat."
The mother's twin. Same hair, same eyes,
same double chin. "She'll cook, she'll dust,"
she'll mop every mess. You'll relax, take it
easy, watch The Young & the Restless." "Fan-
tastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream come
true! "I'll shop. I'll read., I'll sleep a whole
night through!"
From the room above, the youngest began to
fret. "Mommy?! I scared... and I'm wet."
The clone replied, "I'm coming, sweetheart."
"Hey," the mom smiled, "She knows her
part." The clone changed the small one, and
hummed a tune, as-she bundled the child, in
a blanket cocoon.
"You the best mommy ever. "I really love
you." The clone smiled and sighed, "I love
you, too." The mom frowned arid said, "Sor-
ry, Santa, no deal. "That's my child's love,
she's trying to steal."
Smiling wisely Santa said, "To me it is clear,
Only one loving mother, is needed here."
The mom kissed her child, and tucked her
into bed. "Thank you, Santa, "for clearing
my head. I sometimes forget, it won't be
very long, when they'll be too old, for my
The clock on the mantle began to chime.
Santa whispered to the clone, "It works
every time." With the clone by his side San-
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