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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: January 6, 2005
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Disaster Registration To

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28, 2005, fdr the four 2004 hur-
ricanes that made landfall in
Florida Charley, Frances,
Ivan, and Jeanne.
"With registrations still aver-
aging more than 1,500 a day, it


is important to keep the process
open until everyone who suf-
fered damage has a chance to
call and get registered for assis-
tance," said Craig Fugate, state
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Hillsborough County Man Denied

D'" Waiver Of Impact Fee For His

Disabled Parents


Receiving the Oath of Office from Gilchrist County Judge Edward Phllman arele-le-to right: Sheriff Dauid P. Turner,
Supervisor Lf Elections Susan ]. Bryant. Tax Collector Maarilin Bruce.. Clerk of Court Joe Gilliam, Properti '.Apraiser'
Damon Leggett and udge Philman. The new elected officials took office on Tuesdayi morning. 1


Waccasassa ResidentRequests Commission

To Resurface 1300 Feet Of S.E. 70th Street


By: John M. Ayers
A Hillsborough County man
requested the Gilchrist County
Commission to waive the
charge of the residential impact
fee that is required when a new
resident moves into the county.
Michael James Priest re-
quested a waiver or assistance to
reduce the $1441.31 first-time
impact fee for his disabled par-
ents and brother who live in a
travel trailer at 9680 US 129,
north of Bell.
"We are not rich people, we
can't afford to pay this fee so
you people can have a merry
good day. We moved to Gil-
christ County from south Hills-
borough County. We 'have
never owned land, we are just
trying to establish a residence in
north Gilchrist County," Mi-
chael Priest explained to the
County Commission. Priest
also told the board that Gilchrist
County is one of the few coun-
ties left in the State of Florida
that is charging an impact fee..
He eplJianed that this fee is un-
fair and his disabled parents
should not hae to pay this fee..
Gilchrist County Adminis-


trator Ron McQueen told the
board that the county has taken
payments for an impact fee in
/the past, but the Certificate of
Occupancy and electric service
is not given to the applicant un-
til the total fee is paid in full.
Michael Priest told the board
that he is trying to help his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, and
his brother, get their residence
fixed. At this time the family is
living in a self-contained travel
trailer on five acres. Priest ex-
plained to the board that they
have lived on the property for
two weeks and already have a
septic tank and-water well on
the property. He explained that
he takes his hose from his travel
trailer and puts it into his septic
tank on a daily bases. "We
really need our electric power
turned on so we won't have to
continue using the portable gen-
erator," Priest explained.
McQueen explained that
since 1998, Gilchrist County
has been under a court older by
the Eighth Judicial Circuit
judges to provide more space
for judicial service in the Gil-


christ County Courthouse. The
revenues that are received from
the impact fee in Gilchrist
County are designated to be
used for capital and transporta-
tion expenditures.
"The reason Gilchrist
County requires this type of
permit for new residences is to
have people moving into the
county purchase their permits
before they move onto the prop-
erty," McQueen explained.
"When new residents move into
the county, they require services
and this costs Gilchrist County
to provide these services,"
McQueen explained.
A motion to deny the waiver
of the impact fee for Michael'
James Priest was made by
Commissioner Randy Durden.
A second in support of this mo-
tion was made by Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thomas.
"I am going to do what I
need to do to survive," Priest
told the five-member board.
Commission Chairman
Mitchell Gentry called for a roll
call vote and the board approved
the motion by a 5-0 vote.


Trenton's Bianca Pope Signs

With St. Johns River Community


A Waccasassa resident
addressed the Gilchrist Counti
Commission on Monday to
request 1300 feet of the
southern portion of SE 70th
Street be resurfaced with
asphalt..
The five member board
heard Mike Odom ask for a
1300 foot area near Beach's
Store and the entrance to
Waccasassa Campsites be
resurfaced with asphalt. "I
,would like to see the best thing
done for Gilchrist County and
the residents living in the area,"
Odom stated. "I think the


Gilchrist County Road
Department could resurface this
1300 feet of road'," Odom
explained. Odom told the board
that this road had a traffic count
around 1300 vehicles.
The board asked Gilchrist
County Road Department
Superintendent Justin Watson
what he though would be the
best, for this portion of road? "In
order to correct the road surface
and make it smoother, this
portion of road needs to be
mixed and a total of 6 inches of
rock be put in place on this
road," Watson explained.


Mike Odom then req
the board milled asphalt to the roi
this 1300 foot area.
there is something in p
keep the rock on the ro
road surface will break d
a short period of time,"
explained.
The Road Superini
asked if the board hac
action to repair this
problem in a previous n
Commissioner Randy I
explained that the board
second November mee
2004 voted to tear up th


Standing Room Crowd Attends

The "Booting Out" Of Two Seni

Gilchrist County Officials


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These two distinguished gentlemen, W.W. Welch, left and D. Ray.Harrison, Jr.
were gracefully booted out. of office on Monday afternoon. A standing-room-c
Sattetded the afternoon reception to honor AMr. Harrison and Mr. Welch who both
served the residents of Gilchrist Countiy for a combined 70-years as the Pro
Appraiser and the Tax Collector.


quested 6200 feet of road surface and
adding add the additional limerock.
id over needed to make the base 6
'Unless inches thick.
lace to Commission Chairman
)ad, the Mitchell Gentry asked the
lown in Superintendent if he had been
Odom able to get an estimate on what
the resurfacing of the 1300 feet
tendent would cost the county'
d taken Justin Watson explained to
s road prime anid asphalt 1300 feet of
meeting. this road, a contractor would do
Durden the work for an estimated
I in the $18,772.00. He added that the
ting of counts would have to add some
e entire limerock to the base to make it
thick enough to support the
asphalt surface.
The board asked Billy
Cannon, a Road Department
Supervisor if this area of road is
or well maintained? Cannon
explained that this road is
patched every two weeks with
cold patch. This is what makes
the road surface very irregular,
Cannon explained.
Commissioner Sharon
Langford asked how do the
other people in this area feel
about this road?
"There are a lot of people
that are affected by traveling
this road every day," Mike
Odom explained.
Officer Crews, a Gilchrist
County sheriffs Deputy which
travels on this ,road explained
this road would be better if the
entire surface and base were
mixed and more limerock added
to the existing surface to make it
6 inches thick.
At the present time the
identified front 1300 feet is the
roughest area of the 6200 foot
surface of the roadway. This
1300 foot area had a thin layer
of milled asphalt added to the
S existing road in 1994.
Mike Odom asked the board
1... to mix up the road and add more
milled asphalt to improve the
road.
Gilchrist County
Administrator Ron McQueen
explained to' Odom that the
right, funds to pave roads is generated
,rowd from the tax on the sale of
have gasoline and other petroleum
S products in the county. "When
perty you only have a few retail
(Continued to Page Two)


College

St. Johns River Community
College signed Trenton High
School's Bianca Pope to a full
scholarship on Tuesday,
December 28h. Bianca has been
an outstanding student and
athlete at THS during her high
school career.
Bianca received third team
All-State honors in volleyball
from the Florida Sports Writers
Association during her senior
season as the Lady Tigers
participated in the State
Volleyball Playoffs while they
posted a 16-1 record. The Lady
Tigers won two games in the
post season before losing to Oak
Hall of Gainesville in their final
game of the season.
Brian Pappas, Coach of the
St. Johns River Volleyball team
told the Journal that "Bianca is
a very good athlete who will
help our team and be an impact
player. I am expecting that she
wi ll see some court time by the
end of her freshman year."


Coach Broker and Bianca Pope


The Trenton High School
senior visited the St. Augustine
campus and had a good tryout.
The scholarship awarded to Ms.
Pope will include tuition,


housing and books. She is
looking forward to participating
in the St. Johns program in the
Fall of 2005.
Bianca is the daughter of
Patricia Lindsey of Trenton.


Two Cross City Men Injured In

New Year's Day Boating Accident

At Horseshoe Beach


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
reported that two Cross City
men received injuries after they
were involved in a single craft
boating accident on New Year's
Day near Horseshoe Beach.
Daniel Bannister, Sr., 39,
was returning to Horseshoe
Beach from offshore at dusk on
Saturday with Kevin Valentine,
Sr., 38, and their two sons
Daniel Bannister, Jr., 13 and
Kevin Valentine, Jr., 12. The
group was traveling into the
Horseshoe Beach Main Channel
when the boat struck Channel
Marker 15. 'Kevin Valentine,
Sr. was ejected from the vessel
upon impact with the marker.
Daniel Bannister, Sr. was also
injured in the accident. The


four individuals were all taken
to Horseshoe Beach. The two
fathers received treatment for
their injuries by Dixie County
Emergency Medical Service be-
fore being airlifted to an area
hospital.
Officers from the Dixie
County Sheriffs Office and the
United States Coast Guard were
on the scene working to get
those involved to safety.

The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
reported that no one has been
charged at this time in this acci-
dent. A complete investigation
is also continuing as the cause
of the accident has not been'de-
termined.


Levy Legislative
Delegation To Hold
Public Hearing
January 19 In
Bronson
Members of the Levy County
legislative delegation will hold a
public hearing on Wednesday,
January 19th at the Courthouse
in Bronson. The hearing is held
annually to afford local citizens
and government officials the
opportunity to discuss issues of
interest with their representa-
tives in the Florida Legislature.
The delegation includes State
Senators Rod Smith and Nancy
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At the request of the State of
Florida, the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) has extended
the application deadline for hur-
ricane victims disaster assis-











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Comments
By: John M. Ayers
Monday afternoon as I was
attending the Gilchrist County
Commission's first meeting of
2005, I listened to one of the
most disrespectful individuals,
that I have heard in a long time,
make a request of the county.
The Commission Chairman
granted the individual an op-
portunity to address the board
regarding his desires. Michael
James Priest of Hillsborough
County asked the board to
waive the impact fee
($1,440.31) for new residents
because his parents were broke
and disabled.
I first want to make a point
that the Gilchrist County Com-
mission has always tried to
work with people who have a.
true need and have respect for
their fellow man.
Michael James Priest made a
request that was within reason,
but the more he talked, the more
unreasonable and less responsi-
ble his request became.
I understand that there are
people that have a desire to
mo\e to Gilchnst Count> every.._
da) that don't %ant to pa) the
impact fee. I also know that
living in Florida, even in Gil-
christ County, the cost of living
is more than it was a year ago.
As for the future, with the
increase in residents and the
demand for service becoming


greater every day, the need for,
more and new revenue by the
county to fund these needs is
also growing.
I have listened to a lot of
people make requests of the
Gilchrist County Commission,
but I have never heard an indi-
vidual tell the board that they
don't need the money because
they own land and they have
greater financial worth than he.

I think that the impact fee is
needed to provide some reve-
nues which have been used for
the repaving of highways and
will help-meet the demand for,
new offices like the judicial
complex and a new jail which
are currently being considered.
I for one feel and believe
that if more people paid a more
reasonable tax, based on the
property they own, there would
be less of a demand for the
revenue that the county is cur-
rently in need of.
I compliment the board for
taking the action that they did. I
am afraid that the situation with
Mr. Priest and his family is just
the beginning of what the
county \\ill be dealing with in
the future. Q.
Gilchrist County residents
want to keep the standard of
living that they currently enjoy.
The impact fee is not a source
of greater problems. I think it is
a solution to a need that will be-
come greater in the future.


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Legislators To H
Public Hearing
Levy County
January 19
Argenziano and Represen
Larry Cretul, Charlie De
Will Kendrick.
"We do this each year p
the legislative session bec
affords us an opportune
hear from the elected of
and the residents of the
County community about
issues which are import
them," said Senator
"We look forward to tl
portunity to discuss state
with our Levy County cc
ency."
The meeting will be h
the Levy County Comn
Chamber and will
promptly at 2:00 p.m. Ma
of the public who wish
dress 'the delegation may
plete an appearance card
hearing or contact S
Smith's office at (352)
3555 or 1-800-778-230(
free to be placed on the
agenda.


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Lottery Numbers
Wednesday,
December 29
Lotto Drawing:
19-20-21-28-38-50
No winner of the $15
million jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
83 at $5,328.50

4-Digit Winners:
4,107 at $87.50

3-Digit Winners:
94,102 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:
5-5-2-1

Cash 3 Drawing:
3-7-2

Saturday,
January 1
Lotto Drawing:
11-21-32-35-42-46
Two winners of the $20
million jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
126 at $4,646.50

4-Digit Winners:
6,727 at $70.50

3-Digit Winners:
131,613 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:
9-8-0-0

Cash 3 Drawing:
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A Waccasassa
Resident Request
Commission To
Resurface 1300 Feet
Of S.E 70th Avenue
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gasoline stores in the county,
the tax from the sale of motor
fuels is limited," McQueen
explained.
Commissioner Tommy
Langford told Mike Odom that
he would be glad to talk with
him and explain the Special
Assessment program of paving
the road that borders his
property.
"The people I have talked to
concerning this road resurfacing
of 1300 feet vs the 6200 feet are
evenly split," Commissioner
Kenrick Thomas explained.
Thomas asked what was the
price for the milled asphalt
material? The Road Department
Superintendent explained that
this material is expensive and
that most of this material is now
being ground up and put right
back into the new road surface.
The board took no action to
change what a previous board
did in November 2004. The
board members thanked Mike
Odom for coming to the
meeting and making them aware
of the need for the road
improvement. The board will
old again discuss this road issue on
Monday, January 24th at 6:30
In p.m.


Florida Grouper
tatives Back On The Menu
an and A southern seafood tradition
and an unquestionable all-star of
rior to true Florida cuisine will soon be
cause it available in grocery stores and
lity to your favorite seafood markets.
Officials Florida grouper with its dis-
* Levy tinctive flavor and pleasing
t those texture has been a preferred
rant to meal choice for generations and
Smith. shows no signs of relinquishing
he op- its unofficial title as "king of the
issues southern waters."
nstitu- In November of 2004 Flor-
ida's Fish and Wildlife Conser-
held in vation Commission temporarily
mission closed grouper fishing when the
begin annual quota had been met.
embers Wise and \igilant management
to ad- keeps grouper, and other Florida
Y com- species, fttiro-beintg o- er-fished
at the so consumers can be certain
enator they are enjoying a sustainable
) 375- resource.
3 toll- This ebb and flow of produc-
printed tion allows seafood lovers to
enjoy an old-fashioned sense of
seasonality. On January 1, 2005
the fishery re-opened and
kicked off the 2005 grouper sea-
son. With the same fever of an-
ticipation as the Beaujolais nou-
veau wine season, seafood
Is consumers are licking their lips
in anticipation of fresh Florida
grouper in the early months of
2005.
Four ounces of uncooked
grouper has only 110 calories, 2
grams of fat none of which are
saturated and only 55 grams of
cholesterol. When you add the
23 grams of protein plus cal-
cium and iron, grouper begins to
look like the perfect food. The
lean flakey meat can be used in
almost any recipe. Because
grouper meat is so low in fat,


some basting may be necessary
when grilling, broiling or bak-
ing. Fresh grouper should be
stored in the coldest part of the
refrigerator and used within two
days of purchase.
For the past two years the
value of grouper to Florida's
economy has been approxi-
mately 23 million dollars each
year. It is a naturally renewable
and sustainable resource that
provides jobs and stimulates the
economy. For one of the best
real Florida seafood experi-
ences, ask your retailer or fa-
vorite restaurant for Florida
grouper to make sure you are
buying locally harvested fish.

FEMA/SERT
Individuals And
Households Program
Grants Surpass $1
Billion
Federal and state disaster as-
sistance for individuals and
households following Hurri-
canes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne has surpassed the $1
billion mark this week, accord-
ing to Florida's State Emer-
gency Response Team (SERT)
and the Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA).
More than $1 billion has been
approved for storm victims un-
der FEMA's Individuals &
Households Program (IHP).
Under the IHP, there are two
types of disaster assistance.
One type provides temporary fi-
nancial housing assistance, e.g.,
rental assistance or minimal
home repair, or direct housing
assistance in which case hous-
ing facilities are provided di-
rectly to storm victims. The
other type of IHP assistance -
other needs assistance pro-
vides financial aid for items
such as essential personal prop-
erty, medical, dental, funeral
expenses, transportation and
other storm-related expenses.
The IHP is a grant program
it does not have to be paid
back and is available for a
limited period of time. The IHP
is not designed to return storm
victims to their pre-disaster
condition, but rather to provide
a helping hand with their long-
term recovery. Long-term re-
covery is best achieved through
a low-interest disaster loan from
the U.S. Small Business Ad-
ministration.
As of December 16, 2004,
FEMA and SERT have ap-
proved $1,002,594,758 in IHP
assistance. Of that amount,
$470,848,047 was approved for
housing assistance and
$531,746,711 for other needs
assistance.
In locations where adequate
housing for storm victims is not
available, FEMA may provide
direct housing assistance. The
government may provide, rent-
free, a mobile home or travel
trailer; however, the tenant must
pay the utilities. To date,
12,085 manufactured housing
units are in place and occupied.
Other avenues of housing as-
sistance include the Florida
Hurricane Housing Hotline,
888-472-1727, which is open
every day from 8:00 a.m. to


BIBLE TALK A New Radio Program
(Kent Heaton)


The Trenton Church of Christ begins a new
work on WDJY 101.7FM each Sunday morning
at 8:00am. The program is called "BIBLE
TALK". Through the medium of radio, the mes-
sage of the Word of God will be shared with our
community in teaching that is Bible based. The
commitment that we make in this program is to
follow'the plea of ages past to speak where the
Bible speaks and to be silent where the Bible is
silent. No appeal can be given as basic as the im-
portance of treating the Word of God in its purity
and its design of reflecting the mind of God. We
believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God.
Paul reminded Timothy, "From a child thou hast
known the holy Scriptures, which are able to
make thee wise unto salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doc-
trine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness: That the man of God may be
perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good
works" (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
The holy Scriptures are able to make all men
see and understand the wisdom of God. The Lord
did not give us a Book that causes division but
rather a message that is to bring all men to unity
in Christ. Our faith in the word of God is to be-
lieve it and to follow it in its simplicity. Paul de-
clared that ALL of the words of God are "God
breathed" "inspired" and from these words
we can be made perfect and "thoroughly fur-
nished unto all good works." The manner that we
do this is to speak where the Bible speaks.
BIBLE TALK will be a Bible based program.
The Bible will be opened, examined, discussed
and an opportunity will be given for questions
and comments. Your questions and comments can
be sent in and the following week discussed on
the air, Topics and questions of the Bible are wel-


come to be examined from the Bible. BIBLE,,
TALK is a program where you can ask questions.
We do not suggest that we have all the answers but
believe that a careful examination of the Bible will
reveal the answers to your questions. Sometimes
questions cannot be answered because God has not
revealed them to us. We will acknowledge such.
BIBLE TALK is an opportunity to learn more
about the Bible. Each week, lessons will be pre-
sented to help us all seek and find the truth. The
truth that we seek is found in Him who said, "I am
the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). The
oracles of God will be the foundation of all we
say. What better way can we know what the will
of the Father is? Throughout the ages, men have
found that reading the Bible together is where the
knowledge of truth comes from. Many of the relig-
ious world have left the pathways of truth to estab-
lish their own doctrines. BIBLE TALK will be
based upon what the Bible says alone.
BIBLE TALK will begin each Sunday morning
at 8:00am. You are encouraged to listen in to two
other programs that follow BIBLE TALK. The
Cherry Sink Church of Christ has a fine program
from 8:30am-9:00am with Danny Roberts and then
the Bethel Church of Christ has another fine pro-
gram with David Halter from 9:00am-9:15am.
While each program is separate in its work, unity
of thought is established because we seek to follow
the same pattern let the Bible speak and let man
be silent.
Tune in this Sunday morning for BIBLE TALK
on WDJY 101.7FM at 8:00am. Write your ques-
tions, comments and request for topics to Bible
Talk, 502 NE 7th Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or
email us at kerux@svic.net. Visit us on the web at
www.svic.net/kerux. We look forward to having
you join us this Sunday for BIBLE TALK!


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please visit our Web Site @ www.svic.net/kerux Email kerux@svic.net


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005-


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10:00 p.m., Eastern time.
SERT, FEMA, Florida State
University and Florida realtor'
organizations partnered in the,
development of a new Web site
to assist landlords and potential
tenants with their rental needs.'
That web site,,
www.DHRonline.org cur-
rently lists more than 20,000
housing resources.
Floridians who suffered hur--
ricane damage and have naot
registered for federal and state-
disaster aid should do so now.:
All that is required is one toll-'
free call to FEMA's registration
line, 800-621-FEMA (3362).
The hearing and/or speech-'
impaired should call TTY 800-,
462-7585. The lines are open"
every day, from 6:00 a.m. to-
midnight.


Co-Op Gives Local
Farmers Forecast
For 2005
Murry Tillis and Jason RaulK
erson, board chairman and man-,
ager for Southern States Co-op,
Inc. Trenton Service, respec.--
tively recently attended South-;
ern States Cooperative's Board.
Leadership Conference in
Macon, Georgia. The meeting
was part of a five-city series in
which the cooperative's senior,
management delivered a com-:
prehensive message to store,
managers and their local board:
chairmen.
2005 Looks to be another"
good year for agriculture, and.
Southern States will be a strong
factor in this trend
"With the U.S. and global-
economies charted for moder-7
a'te-to-strong growth in 2005,
consumer food demand should:
remain strong. Agricultural ex-'
ports, which in 2004 for the first
time in decades did not exceed
agricultural imports, should bhil
aided by the dollar's weakening
exchange rates," Dr. Josephl
Coffey, a former USDA agri-
cultural economist, told the as-
sembled Southern States local
leaders.
"Farm sales of most major,
farm commodities-especiallyk
beef, broilers, hogs, dairy, court
and wheat-should remain,
strong. Total farm sales are ex-"
pected to be ten percent higher-
in 2004 than their record-high
levels of 2003;'" he added. 1
Coffey noted there are several~
uncertainties looming on the her
rizon. Along with war, terror-
ism, fluctuating energy prices.
and rising interest rates, 2005'
will be the first year in decade$
without a tobacco program, .
result of tobacco buy-out legise
lation. .
"It will take some time for td,y
bacco areas to adjust to this
major change, but we expect to&
bacco acreages to consolidate
on larger farms and prices to
lower overall," Coffey notes.
Likewise, forecasts for bee4
cattle depend on' the embargo
most countries have levied on
U.S. exports due to last year'<
discovery of a single cow with
mad cow disease. This year'
beef exports were only 15 pe -
cent of 2003 levels. Graf
prices may be somewhat
weaker, due to this year's
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THURSDAY. JANUARY 6, 2005'


Park- Owens
To'Wed
Bill and Kathy Park of Tren-
ton would like to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Amy Elizabeth, to Timothy
"Brent" Owens, son of Terry
and Janie Owens of Trenton.


The bride-elect is a 2001
graduate of Trenton High
School, a graduate of Santa Fe
Community College and is cur-
rently attending the University
of Florida and will graduate in
the Spring of 2005. She is also
employed with Drummond
Community Bank.


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."


Pastor
Ralph Rodriguez


Bible Study-9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Descipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2028
e-mail: bethelit@bellsouth.net
www.backtobethel.org


WESLEY SANITATION

Garbage Service
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DUMPSTERS
AVAILABLE


352-472-7133
352-463-6122


C & D ROLLOFFS
AVAILABLE


Residential and Commercial Service
Available in Trenton, Bell, Fanning Springs,
Rural Chiefland and Bronson Areas.


We Welcome You To

MY. NEW BOFHAP7T CtwwRtM (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship .............. 11 am
Evening Worship ................ 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
Adult Bible Study, Children, & Youth ... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH

5509 S.W. County ,Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

t Sunday School................... ......10:00 AM
Morning Worship................:..... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship......................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM

Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Web: www.ForMinistry.com/USFLSOBCOPBC1

S.. . .. . .* ",


A Kid's World

Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.

NAEYC Accredited Pre-K -
School readiness Program
CDA Certified Teachers
USDA Food Program I
Highscope Curriculum -*
CPR/First Aid Certified ,
Ages 2-12 '
Stop by for a tour of our facility.

352-463-3555
Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R, 47, Trenton
S(Across from Trenton High School)
Owners/Directors
SAmy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard License #C03GI0006
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The bride-groom elect is a
2002 graduate of Trenton High
School, a graduate of Santa Fe
Community College, and is cur-
rently attending the University
of Florida where he will gradu-
ate in the Spring of 2006. He is
also employed by Badcock &
More.
The wedding will take place
May 14, 2005 at First Baptist
Church of Trenton.


Marriage
Applications Filed In
Gilchrist County
Wesley Wade Wolfe and
Suzanne Jane Holton, both of
Trenton, Florida.
Michael Todd Graham, Jr. of
High Springs, Florida and Lisa
Janelle Bishop of Trenton,
Florida.
Mark Henry Conner and
Deanna Lea Sabatino, both of
Bell, Florida.
William I. Prevatt of Trenton,
Florida and Janice Ruth Vonier
of Chiefland, Florida.
Zebulon Michael Richburg of
Chiefland, Florida and Melissa
Christina Loetscher of Lecanto,
Florida.


Marriages Filed In
Gilchrist County
Steven M. Bromme' and Kelly
Elaine Haynes were married on
December 20, 2004 by Char-
lotte Pedersen.
Robert R. Scheid and Janice
Alene Lansberry were married
December 24, 2004 by Rev.
Dewayne H. Bowdoin.
Jason DeJuan Kinsey and
Kimberly Jean Carmean were
married on December 30, 2004
by Charlotte Pedersen.


Social &
Personal
Happy. Birthday wishes to
Kelvin G. Brown, Jr., Sandra
Davis, Dorothy Beck, Jered
Barron, and Barbara Bullington
Son January 6th; to Kay Corbin
and Maxine Parrish on January
7th; to Tina Langford, Terry Par-
rish, Shari Parnell, Gennie
Langford, Merry Watson, and
Stephanie Chickering on Janu-
ary 8'h. to Bryce Carlisle, John
Spauldlc gan 2 Buddy Schofi'eld
on January -9t'h; to Doris
Beauchamp, Heather Carlisle,
Troy Dunn, Laura Deen, Tina
Adkins, and Mary Kate Colson
on January 10th; to Billy Greer,
Shawn Manders, Megan Hard-
ing and Sim Grimes on January
11th; and to Steve Landis, Jr.,
Zachary Clifton, Helen Phillips,
Ron Koltz, and Little Thomas F.
Kemp on January 12".
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Desiree and Scott on January
8th; to Mr..and Mrs. Jim Floyd
on January 10th; and to Larry
and Claudia Downing on Janu-
ary 11.

United Methodists
Accepting Disaster
Relief For South Asia
The United Methodist
Church, through its disaster
agency United Methodist
Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
is accepting financial donations
to aid relief efforts in South
Asia after the earthquake and
tsunami.
The Reverend Tom Hughes,
Pastor of First United Methodist
Church of Chiefland, said
"UMCOR has issued an urgent
appeal for donations to assist
thousands of earthquake and
tidal wave survivors in South
and Southeast Asia. One hun-
dred percent of your donations
(to UMCOR) will be used for
disaster relief."
To donate, please make
checks payable to: "UMCOR -
South Asia Emergency" and
send to UMCOR, 475 Riverside
Drive, Room 330, New York,
NY, 10115; or send checks
designated for "South Asia
Emergency" to First United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box
1086, Chiefland, FL, 32644.
For further information, you
may contact First United Meth-
odist Church. of Chiefland, 707
N. Main Street, (352) 493-4627;
or visit the United Methodist


Committee on Relief web site at
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/.


Union Baptist
Church To Have Sing
Featuring The Little
Indian Princess And
Sonny And Margret
Reighard January 15
There will be a Gospel sing at
Union Baptist Church (four
miles west of Newberry) on
Saturday, January 15th at 7:00
p.m. The Little Indian Princess
(Abigail Moore) and Sonny and
Margret Reighard from western
North Carolina will be featured
at this sing. Come and expect a
blessing. Refreshments will
follow.

Randy Shelnut And
The Dixie Echoes To
Appear At Full
Gospel Outreach
Church January 13
Randy Shelnut and The Dixie
Echoes will appear in live con-
cert at the Full Gospel Outreach
Church, on Thursday evening,
January 15'h at 7:30 p.m. The
church is located four miles
north of Chiefland on U.S.
Highway 19.
For over 40 years, The Dixie
Echoes have been delivering the
good news of the Gospel
through their spiritually uplift-
ing musical ministry. Although
considered to be one of the pio-
neer southern groups, The Dixie
Echoes have maintained a re-
freshing vocal style, and a di-
verse selection of songs that ap-
peal to audiences of all ages.
This captivating group offers
hope and inspiration as they
share the message of God and
His love for all people during
each invigorating performance.
The Dixie Echoes have per-
formed throughout the United
States and Canada at such well-
known events as the National
Quartet Convention, The Su-
wannee River Jubilee, and the
Biggest All-night Sing in the
World at Bonifay. The Dixie
Echoes also share their music
ministry with church, county
fair and television audiences.
They have appeared on such
.programs as Sing Out America,
Gospel Music Television, and
are probably best remembered
for their performances on the
Gospel Singing Jubilee.
Although each member of the,
group presents their own dis-
tinct musical styling, collec-
tively they share the common
goal of being the best they can
be for the glory and honor of the
Lord, as they present the Gospel
in song with a touch of excel-
lence.
There is little doubt that The
Dixie Echoes will be sharing the
message of God's word for
many years to come. As al-
ways, they will strive to sing
songs that reach out and touch
the hearts and lives of people of
all ages and backgrounds.
Please join them for an evening
of inspiration and family en-
joyment. There is no admission
charge, however a love offering
will be collected.
For more information you
may call Full Gospel Outreach
Church at 493-1175 or the
Praise Shop at 493-0209.


FoodSource
Cooperative Now
Available In The
Area
FoodSource, a Christian-
based, not-for-profit food coop-
erative, is in your area. With
the help of dedicated volunteers,
we are able to provide quality
foods at lower prices while
promoting Christian values in
your community.
For just $25 a box, you,
someone you know or would
like to help, can receive a big
savings in fresh meats, fruits
and vegetables as well as daily
and staple items.
Each month, churches, re-
tirement centers, and commu-
nity organizations participate in
this program and offer quality
items at a reduced cost due to
high volume purchasing. This
is not a needy-only program; it
is for anyone wishing to stretch
their budget or wanting to do-


nate food to someone else. It
allows everyone huge savings


rT s 'Treasures:

Your Full Service Florist
(We're in the old Barron's Antenna Building)
723 East Wade Street, Trenton

S463-8444 Hudon
8:30-5: M-F 9:00-1:00 Sat.
8:30-5:00"- M-F / 9:00-1:00 Sat. A
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Marczynski -
Slushier Wed
Tara Lynn Marczynski and
Joseph Matthew Slusher were
married on November 27, 2004
at Almost Heaven Resort and
Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg,
Tennessee.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marczyn-
ski of Tampa and is the grand-
daughter of Mrs. Wallace H.
Townsend of Bell and Mrs.
Floyd C. DeWolf of Tampa.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Slusher of
Knoxville, Tennessee.
The bride was attended by her
sister, Heather Marczynski,
maid of honor; Jessica Arwood,
Jennifer Buchanan, and Shan-
on grocery expenses and is per-
fect for those on a fixed income
or a monthly budget. This
Christian-based program bene-
fits everyone and there are no
qualifications to participate.
FoodSource accepts cash,
checks, Visa, Mastercard, debit,
EBT, and money orders.
The tentative Regular menu
for January is:
Regular box includes a whole
chicken, beef stew (all meat
stew), Ammons Brothers coun-
try sausage, bologna, fresh eggs,
cheese, Quiznos broccoli cheese
soup (family sized), oatmeal or
cream of wheat, 7-layer sensa-
tion dessert, peanut butter, 16
bean soup mix, tangelos, grape-
fruit, broccoli, apples, bananas,
onions and five pounds pota-
toes.
With regular purchase you
may purchase the meat box.
Meat box includes Boston butt,
whole chicken, beef roast, hot
dogs, hamburger patties and
breakfast sausage..
There is no qualifying, vol-
unteer service, order limits or
income requirements. Visit
www.foodsourceorg.

Habitat For
Humanities Meetings
To Be Held
January 10, 18 & 24
Habitat for Humanities, Inc.
has announced the dates for
their January meetings. Meet-
ings will be held Monday, Janu-
ary 10th at 5:30 p.m.; a general
information meeting on Tues-
day. January IS'' 1 7:30 p.a.i;
and Monday, January 24th at
7:00 p.m. The meetings will be
held at the Good Shepherd Lu-
theran Church, U.S. 19, north of
Chiefland, next to the Dakotah
Vineyard.
The topics of these meetings
will center on the forming of
committees and making plans
for getting homes started in the
tri-county area.
Habitat supplies affordable
homes to qualified applicants
who provide sweat equity to
own a home. More people are
needed to show an interest to
qualify as a chapter. If you
have any skills or business
contacts your help and feedback
are needed. This will be the
eighth or ninth meeting and a
diversity of nationalities and
economic groups are needed to
meet minimum standards to
qualify as a Habitat group.
If you are unable to make the
meetings but would like infor-
mation or how you can help,
please call Charles or Linda
Phillips at 352-486-2012, Gigi
Daube at 463-7207 or Maxie
Puerner at 352-498-7334.

Surplus
Commodities To
Be Distributed
January 19-20
The Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Incorporated
and the State of Florida, has an-
nounced that the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services; USDA TEFAP
surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on Wednesday, January
19" and Thursday, January 20th
from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
each day.
The food will be distributed
at the Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc., at 129 East
Wade Street, in Trenton (corner
of NE 1" and Wade Streets).


Any household whose maxi-
mum gross income is less than
the State-established maximum
for the appropriate household
size is eligible. Also, anyone
receiving aid from one of the
following programs is eligible
for USDA commodities: Food
Stamps, AFDC, SSI, Medicaid,
or residence in government
housing.
This program is available to
all individuals who meet eligi-
bility guidelines, without regard
to race, color, national origin,
age, sex or handicap.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slusher


non Keef, sister of the groom.
The groom was attended by
John Harrold, Mickey Jordan,
Joe Hughes, and Brent Dain.
The flower girl was Tori
Keef, niece of the groom and
the ring bearer was Brayden
Harrold.


Music was provided by Th.
Singing Housekeepers of
Sevierville, Tennessee.
The couple will reside inr
Knoxville where the bride
works with RIVR Media and
the groom is an apprentice
electrician for Atlas Electric.


S Trenton United

Methodist Church

9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton

Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH'
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida
S352-463-2151
www.pinegrovebaptistchurchtrentonfl.com
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Eari} I'orship Service .............. ........3... 0AM
Sunday School/Bible Study................... 9:45 AM
Late Worship Service............................. 1:00 AM
Youth.................................................. 5:00 PM
Evening Worship Service ..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Team Kid &
Youth Upper Room Worship...................7:00 PM
Nursery Provided for All Services ~



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Legion
Jamerson Sheffield Post 91, Inc.
P. 0. Box 559, Trenton, Florida 32693
POST 91 NEWS
Post Commander: Wayne Gravely 352-472-2252
Vice Commander: Cecil Robinson 386-935-3711
Chaplain: Marilyn Williams 352-463-7031
"Americanism. What is it? Americanism is an unfailing love of
Country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it
against all enemies, individual allegiance to the Flag; and a desire to
secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." This is
from a National Americanism Commission handout. America needs her
veterans to stand up for God and Country every day, teaching our youth
what America means to each of us. Tell them why we served our Nation
and what the Veteran has secured for each and every American today.
Remind them that Freedom was not and will not be without cost:
Regardless of the politics in Washington, D.C., Americans love our
Nation. Due to the type of government we have, and the freedoms we
have, we can question our leaders and disagree publicly with them. Try
that in most other countries around this world and see what will happen.
Too many historical events have been re-written to suit the current ideas
in place today. Some of the events of the Nation's past are not pretty, but
these events should be recorded in all possible accuracy for the education
of future generations, because it has been written that those who do not
learn their history are doomed to repeat it! Veterans need to tell it like it
is. Tell what the prevailing ideas were at the time that you entered the
military, why you went, maybe where you went through Basic Training
and what it was like for you and others in Boot Camp. Many of our youth
today have never been taught these stories. Tell what your time in service
meant to you and maybe to your family. Explain what your life was like
where you were stationed. The youth of America should know what the
Veteran has done for America and why.
The January meeting will be on Saturday, January 22, beginning at
10:00 AM. Plan to attend this daytime meeting and hear some of the
plans for Post 91 in the coming year. Bring a fellow veteran with you to
see what the American Legion is all about. Hear about the Programs we
want to work with and the SAL Squadron we want to start. Bring your
sons and grandsons too. They may be interested in being a part of the
American Legion family, serving God and Country alongside the
American Legion. Our membership is still low. If you have not renewed
your membership yet, do so at this meeting. Dean Williams is the new
Membership Chairman, so stop in to say hello and let him put a face to
the name on our roster. Dean is also our 'Pointman' for the SAL
Squadron, so don't be surprised if he asks about your sons or grandsons.
The SAL can be a grand asset to Post 91.
Post 91 will have the quarterly Roadside Clean-up in February. The
Saturday after our monthly meeting will be the 19th of February. Plan to
come out and support Post 91 in this community service effort to keep
our part of US-129 clean. If you cannot make the 'walk', plan on helping
in the Post. There are always things to be done inside. There are several
file cabinets full of odds and ends of Legion "stuff'. It needs to be sorted
into 'What we need to keep' and 'What needs to Go", and it shouldn't be
a strenuous job, so come on out, volunteer to help, and let's get busy.
Remember our Armed Forces all over the world each day in our
thoughts and prayers. Remember those who lost homes and loved ones in
the Asian tsunami and those that are there helping with aid for them. Here
at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and those
families of service members called to active duty, and help however we
can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91
American Legion


Amy Park and Brent Owens


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Pvt. Michael
Templeton
Graduates From
Basic Training
Army National Guard Pvt.
Michael B. Templeton has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Co-
lumbia, South Carolina.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fit-
ness, and received instruction
and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony,
marching, rifle marksmanship,
armed and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military justice
system, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training ex-
ercises.
Templeton's father is Steve
Templeton of Trenton.
The private is a 2003 graduate
of Trenton High School.


Will Spring
Rains Bring More
Flooding?
Representatives from the Su-
wannee River Water Manage-
ment District will speak at our
January meeting about the Su-
wannee River Water assessment
Regional Network (WARN)
Program with an emphasis on
recent hurricanes and flooding.
Bring your friends and neigh-
bors to the next general meeting
of the membership to be held at
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January
11 'I at the Fort White Commu-
nity Center on CR 47 just north
of Fort White on Highway 47.
The public is especially in-
vited. The board will meet at
6:15 p.m. and all are invited to
it. Light refreshments will be
served.



SVL News
Wow! This year has just
flown by and we at Suwannee
Valley Leagues Recreation or-
ganization have just finished up
a great season of soccer. We


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Insurance, Inc.
U. S. 19, Chiefland Williston, 425 East Noble Ave.
493-2565 493-4238 (352) 528-0443


had over 130 kids playing soc-
cer this year and it is already
time to begin baseball and soft-
ball sign-ups in early January.
We at SVL are not only
growing in numbers, we are also
growing in ideas. To kick off
2005, we are beginning a family
membership plan. For a $40 fee
you'll receive a membership
card, an SVL T-shirt, and a dis-
count off of your sign-up fees
for each child and each sport,
good through December 31,
2005.
If you think this is a good
idea and you want to save some
money then come to the Field of
Dreams during baseball and
softball sign-ups and purchase
your membership on one of the
following dates:
Saturday, January 8th, 15th,
22nd, and 29'h from 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, January
11th and 25th from 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Janu-
ary 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m.
For information regarding
sign-ups for baseball please
contact Mitch or Lydia Harrell
at 463-3874. For information
regarding sign-ups for softball
please contact Angle Wiggins at
352-538-4240.
Parents be on the look-out for
our flyers. They will be sent
home with elementary and mid-
dle school age children the week
of January 4, 2005.


Woodmen Rangers
Monthly Meeting Set
For January 15
The Woodmen of the World
Rangers Lodge 841 will hold
their monthly meeting on Satur-
day, January 15th, beginning at
9:30 a.m. at the lodge hall on
SR 26, west of Trenton.
"The election of officers for
2005 has not been completed as
of yet. The meeting will be
called to order by Heidi Turner,
President. Upon dismissal we
will be doing some archery and
then will take a trip to Chiefland
for fun and lunch.
We need all youths that are
Woodmen members between
the. age of 8 and 15 to come and
take part in the activities of
Woodmen Rangers 841 (Dixie,
Gilchrist, and Levy counties).
Young men and women can
make a big difference in giving
of themel\ esjto:itheir<'ountr\,
smwep 0,R Cpurqy- v ,rAg. YPw
friends.
Karen Turner,
Ranger Leader
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Florida Museum Of
Natural History
To Offer Squirmy
Science Series
The Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History will offer a four-
week home school class series
titled Squirmy Science from
9:30-11:30 a.m. on January 24t,
31 and February 7th and 21st for
children ages 6-11.
The class will explore the
mysteries of the earthworm, in-
side and out. Participants will
observe life cycles and collect
scientific data on worm meas-


urements, favorite foods and
preferred living conditions.
Hands-on activities include
building a compost farm and
learning how worms benefit
human communities.
The class is $40 for members
and $45 for nonmembers. Pre-
registration is required. For
more information call (352)
846-2000, ext. 277.
The class coincides with the
Florida Museum's next tempo-
rary exhibition, "Microbes: In-
visible Invaders...Amazing Al-
lies," on display February 5th
through May 30'". The exhibit,
produced by Clear Channel Ex-
hibitions in collaboration with
the National Institutes of
Health, is an interactive, tech-
nologically enhanced exhibit
that explores the hidden world
of microbes, including bacteria,
viruses and beneficial germs.
The Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History is Florida's state
natural history museum and is
located near the intersection of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull
Road in the University of Flor-
ida Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville. Hours are 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-
Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday. The Florida Museum
is closed on Thanksgiving and
Christmas. For more informa-
tion, including ticket prices, di-
rections and parking informa-
tion, call (352) 846-2000, or


Gilchrist Building
Supply Names
Winner of $500
Shopping Spree
Sweepstakes
The lucky winner of the $500.
Shopping Spree at Gilchrist
Building Supply, Inc., was Dale
Thigpen of Trenton, Florida.
Thigpen was able to use his
$500 on any of the more than
1,000 items featured in the Gil-
christ Building Supply fall
catalog which featured a variety
of fall and home improvement

visit the museum online,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.


Gilchrist County
Journal Deadlines
The deadline to submit
editorial or advertising copy is
Monday at 5:00 p.m. to be
included in the next Thursday's
edition of the newspaper. You
may bring your article to the
Journal office, Email the article
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net,
or fax to (352) 463-7393.
Thank you for your continued
cooperation and support of the
Journal.


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Dale Thigpen, winner of the Gilchrist Building Supply
$500 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes, receives merchandise
from Jeff Hayes on December 16, 2004.


merchandise. His name was
drawn from the drawing box on
December 3, 2004, and he had
his entire selection in hand on
December 16, 2004.
"We appreciate our customers
and continue to add new prod-
ucts and services to meet their
needs," stated Jeff Hayes, store
manager. "The sweepstakes is
just another way of showing our
appreciation to the surrounding
community." Gilchrist Building


Supply will be sponsoring a fu-
ture sweepstakes in the Spring
of 2005.
Gilchrist Building Supply has
been in business since 1979 and
offers customers a wide variety
of products and services, in-
cluding hardware, paint, build-
ing supplies, lawn equipment
and service. A new rental de-
partment has been added and
features rental items for both
consumers and contractors.


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x a TANGIBLE PERSQNAL POQPRI-TY


II NORMeATION


This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible Per-
sonal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to
earn income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has ei-
ther a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-
employed agent or contractor, must file each year. Property
owners who lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible person-
al property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has de-
termined that you may have property to report. If you feel
the form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Ei-
ther way, the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a
Personal Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you
of your obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangi-
ble Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact
the Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill
out items 1 through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation
of why nothing was reported. However, almost all business-
es and rental units have some assets to report even if it is only
supplies, rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January 1 of the tax-
ing year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business
and the manner in which you disposed of your business as-
sets. Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on
them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required
to.place an assessment on the property. This assessment rep-
resents an estimate based on the value of business with simi-
lar equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate
your responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears
on the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us.
If you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome
the opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
yho is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is insuffi-
cient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on January
1 would be responsible for the difference. Most title compa-
nies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a business.
You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing
agent to avoid problems in this area.


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with
name and account number preprinted), as sqpn
as possible before April 1. Be sure to sign dnd
date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identi-
fy any equipment that may have been "Physical-
ly Removed". List those items in the appropri-
ate space on your return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation
schedule that identifies each piece of equipment,
attach it to your complete return.
Do not use vague terms such as "various" or
"same as last year".
It is to your advantage to provide a break-
down of assets since depreciation on each
-item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market val-
ue and the original cost of the item on your re-
turn. They are important considerations in de-
termining an accurate assessment.
Additional information regarding filing is pro-
vided in the instructional section of the return it-
self.
If you sell your business, go out of business,
or move to a new location, please inform this of-
fice. It will enable us to keep timely, accurate
records.

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one loca-
tion, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated
and written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or not, all
property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or
are provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an arch on the return specifically for those assets.
Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must be
filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I
have to file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature, you
must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that
should be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any oth-
er personal property included in the rental unit.

Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1, After April 1,
Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
RETURN IS FILED.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005


Character Council's "Christmas In Florida" float that
Christmas Parade.


Christmas In
Florida!
By Geneva Cornwell
There was a hustle in getting
things assembled; a bustle of
getting palm fronds tied straight
and much cooperation exempli-
fied as those who were able and
willing to assist in putting


things together for the character
Council's float in December's
Bell Christmas Parade.
Twelve students from both
Bell and Trenton Elementary
Schools showed off their straw
hats, amusing sunglasses and
bright-colored posters, depicting
the particular character quality
for which they had received a


was entered in the Bell


"Citizen of the Month" award.
As the float passed by on-
lookers, the "float riders"
chimed together "Merry
Christmas" and added a wave
and a big smile for the crowd.
The float's sign, riding above
the heads of the boys and girls,
read, "Character First! Gives a
Good Christmas in Florida!"


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As an added touch to the sign,
Santa was in a motorboat being
pulled by pink-colored dolphins.
Around the trailer were palm
fronds, rectangular posters with
tropical fish, beach parapherna-
lia, such as beach buckets and
sand scoops, as well as smaller
posters saying, "Merry Christ-
mas." Volunteer parents walked
alongside handing out candy.
Even though the parade lasted
for only about 45 minutes, it
was a joy in getting to know the
students who took part; some of
which had participated in past
parades with the Character
Council. The girls and boys
who earn the "Citizen of the
Month" award certainly display
character, which is a reward for
their parents and teachers who
are proving that a County of
Character is a County that
Cares.


Ten Free Flowering
Trees From Arbor
Day Foundation
Ten free flowering trees will
be given to each person who
joins The National Arbor Day
Foundation during January
2005.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees
for America campaign.
The ten trees are two White
Flowering Dogwoods, two
Flowering Crabapples, two
Washington Hawthorns, two
American Redbuds, and two
Goldenraintrees.
"These compact trees were
selected for planting in large or
small spaces," John Rosenow,
the Foundation's president, said.
"They will give your home the
beauty of lovely pink, white,
and yellow flowers and also
provide winter berries and


LCHC Donates
Money To Shands
Cancer Center
By Bonnie Wilson
The Levy County Horse Club
(LCHC) sponsored a benefit
trail ride during Breast Cancer
Awareness month at Goethe
State Forest. The event brought
a lot of community support.
Trail riders from many towns
throughout Florida participated.
WMAF radio personalities,
Trail Boss and Tumbleweed,
from Madison, Florida, came to
entertain the troops with music
and "name that song" games.
Auctioneer Bill Thomas, pro-
vided a lot of exciting bidding
for items that were auctioned off
for this worthy cause.
The fund-raiser was a success
due to the club members who
graciously gave their time and
energy to this worthy event.
Also thanks to everyone who
attended.
LCHC received a letter from
Charles Bronson, Commissioner
of Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, stating that
Goethe State Forest was proud
to be the host site for such a
worthy awareness ride, espe-
cially during Forest Awareness
month and look forward to
working with the LCHC in the
future. Due to this success
Dave Wilson, President of
LCHC, presented Shands Can-
cer Center a check for $2,000.
nesting sites for songbirds."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between February 1st
and May 31st with enclosed
planting instructions. The six to
twelve inch trees are guaranteed
to grow or they will be replaced
free of charge.
Members also receive a sub-
scription to the Foundation's
colorful bimonthly publication,
Arbor Day, and The Tree Book
with information about tree
planting and care.
To become a member of the
Foundation and to receive the
free trees, senda $10 contribu-
tion to TEN FREE
FLOWERING TREES, Na-
tional Arbor Day Foundation,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska
City, NE 68410, by January 31,
2005. Or join online at arbor-
day.org.

Levy County
Educational
Opportunity Center
Reopens
The Educational Opportunity
Center (EOC) of Levy County
reopened on Monday, January
3rd. The EOC, a federally-
funded program located at the
Central Florida Community
College Levy County Center,
provides assistance to adults and
teenagers interested in com-
pleting high school, vocational
training or college.
Marilyn Escue, EOC Coordi-
nator, said the center can pro-
vide individuals in the Levy
County area with information
about furthering their education
and career.
"The EOC can provide people
with information about re-
sources that are available to
them and show them how to get
started with going back to
school or starting a new career
path," said Escue. "I would like
to meet with each person and
develop an individual plan that
will knock down the barriers to
their success."
Escue, a native of Taylor
County, resides in Gainesville
and holds master's degrees in
rehabilitation counseling and in-
structional systems. She has
extensive experience in career
development services, including
services to midlife learners, vet-
erans and persons with disabili-
ties.
The EOC offers career coun-
seling, financial assistance and
tutoring and assessment serv-
ices. Citizens who want to de-
velop a. career plan may contact
Ms. Escue at (352) 493-9533,
ext. 2108,. or visit the EOC at
114 Rodgers Boulevard in
Chiefland.


Gail Adorno and Victoria Pearson, Clinical Social
Workers with Shands Cancer Center, are shown
accepting a $2,000 donation from Dave Wilson, Presi-
dent of the Levy County Horse Club.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE

FROM


Damon C. Leggett

Property Appraiser Gilchrist County


112 South Main Street, Room 138
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693

Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st

-IMPORTANT-



HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by MARCH
1, 2005 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. In order to
qualify for this exemption you must: A Homestead Exemption Granted For
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2005. A Homestead Exemption Granted For
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2005. 2004 Will Automatically Be Renewed For
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2005.
2005.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser's Office. It is no longer necessary to sign and
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Tax return a renewalcard for Homestead
Bill or something showing the legal description of the property return a renewal ard or me ead
on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Florida Driv- Exemption.
her's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registra-
tion or Declaration of Domicile. If not a U.S. citizen, bring Resi-
dency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If filing on a If filing for the first time, you must come
mobile home you need to bring titles) or registrations) to mo- to the Property Appraiser's Office.
bile home.



$500 WIDOW'S/WIDOWER'S DISABLED VETERAN'S AGRICULTURAL
EXEMPTION EXEMPTION (GREENBELT)
FILINGS
Any widow/widower who is a permanent A disabled veteran who has 10% or more
Florida resident may claim this exemption. war time disability is entitled to an addi- All owners or lessees of agricultural lands
If the widow/widower remarries, she/he is tional $5000.00 beyond Homestead Ex- who desire agricultural classifications for
no longer eligible and if the husband and emption. A "V.A." letter must accompany tax purposes on their property must file an
wife were divorced before his/her death, application, or other acceptable record of agricultural application with the Appraiser
the woman is not considered a widow, nor disability, between January 1 and March 1.
the man a widower. If filing for the first Veterans who are totally and permanently ween Ja y 1 an M
time, please present a Death Certificate or disabled as a result of certain service con- Agricultural classification are automatically
other proof of your widow/widower status. nected disabilities should contact the Ap- renewed.
praiser's Office for determination of other
special benefits.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
EXEMPTION ($500.00) Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no later than
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in a penalty and
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, an assessment will be made as provided by Florida Law.
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: A Tangible Personal Property includes property such as business
certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate from furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, household
the United States Department of Community Affairs. Residency goods, and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt from
must be as of January 1, 2005. Quadriplegics should contact the tax on household goods and personal effects in their home-
the Appraiser's Office for special benefit information. If blind or stead.) The deadline for charitable and qualified non-profit or-
confined to a wheelchair, there is an income limitation per year, ganizations eligible as such exemption is March 1st. All others
including Social Security, contact the Appraiser's Office for de- must file by April 1st.
termination of other special benefits. Disability forms are availa-
ble at the Appraiser's Office.


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES

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

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
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Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
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Jonathan Miller
Victory Christian
School Graduate
Wins Top Scholars
Award
It is with great pleasure that
:the Regents Council of Victory
AChristian School announces that
igne of its 2004 senior graduates,
Jonathan David Miller, was re-
eently notified as being the
winner in the Gilchrist County
cho'Il System, of the "Aca-
:'emic Top Scholars Award."
The award will provide an addi-
ional fixed annual amount of


$1,500 toward Jonathan's col-
lege expenses, as an addition to
his 100 percent paid Florida
Bright Futures "Academic
Scholarship."
Jonathan is the eldest child of
Jim and Janice Miller. He has
four siblings and was a regis-
tered student with Victory
Christian since kindergarten.
He presently is a freshman at
the University of South Florida
in Tampa. The Regents Council
also extends "congratulations"
to Jonathan for being a co-
recipient of the 2004 VCS
Valedictorian award.
Victory Christian School has
its administrative headquarters
in Trenton. The school's Re-
gents Council strongly supports
and encourages parents whose
children are in a personalized
program of independent study
from kindergarten through the
twelfth grade. VCS was
founded in 1981. It lays claim
that the overall grade point av-
erage of its students is 3.7 and it
can boast, as well that 95 per-
cent of its high school graduates
attend an institute of higher
learning.
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Bell FFA Alumni To
Meet January 13
The Bell FFA Alumni will
hold its monthly meeting on
Thursday, January 13, 2005.
This meeting will begin at 7:00.
p.m. at the Bell Ag Building.
This is a very important
meeting. Changes to the bylaws
and constitution will be dis-
cussed. All members are en-
couraged to attend.
A covered dish dinner will
also be served. The alumni will
provide the paper products and
drinks. All parents, grandpar-
ents, past FFA members, and
any adults interested in sup-
porting the Bell Ag program are
invited to attend.
Linda Brown,
Reporter


Bell Middle/High
School PTA News
The first PTA meeting of
2005 will take place on January
10th at 7:00 p.m. We are plan-
ning a busy few months. Valen-
tines Day is right around the
corner. PTA will sponsor a car-
nation sale for one dollar each.
These can be ordered and deliv-
ered to a friend, teacher or spe-
cial someone.
Our annual golf tournament
will be held early in March.
This is our biggest fund-raiser
for senior scholarships. Watch
our column for more informa-
tion or come and get involved.
PTA needs every parent or rela-
tive. We are here for our stu-
dents.
Cheryl Allen
PTA, President
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Gilchrist County
School Board Office
Announces New
Hours
The Gilchrist County School
Board office has announced
new hours. The office will now
be open Monday through Fri-
day, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to
provide sern jUe i I, tlii pLiubliCi ,
teachers, staff and parents.

Bell Purple
Powerhouse Band
Booster Special
Meeting Set For
January 13
Bell's Purple Powerhouse
Band Booster's will have a spe-
cial meeting on Thursday, Janu-
ary 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the band
room. All Drama Club parents
are also invited!
We will be discussing and
planning our upcoming "Dinner
Theatre, An Evening of the
Arts!" The band, along with the
Drama Club,, will present an
evening of exciting drama and
musical entertainment, along
with a scrumptious Italian din-
ner on February 10th. Watch for
the details announced in next
week's paper.
Thanks to all of you parents
who have already joined the
Purple Powerhouse Band
Boosters. For those of you who
have not. had a chance to sign up
yet...come to this meeting!
This is a great opportunity to
,become a part of the exciting
support group of the band. Par-
ents, relatives, guardians, we
need all of you to help make
this organization a success.


This organization supports your
band student and we need you.
If you have any questions, you
now also have an easy access to
get those answers directly. The
Purple Powerhouse Band is now
on the World Wide Web.
Check us out for all your
band information needs at
http://www.purplepowerhouseb
and.org.
That's all for now...we'll
keep you "tuned" in!
Debbi Norton-Aronowicz,
President,
Purple Powerhouse Band
Boosters & Officers

FHP Driver License
And Vehicle
Inspection
Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver li-
cense and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the follow-
ing dates: January 1-31, 2005:
Dixie: Chavous Road, CR
55A, SR 349, CR 349, CR 351,
CR 358, Willow Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26, SR 49, SR
47, CR 138, SE 70th Ave., CR
232, CR 340, CR 341.-
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR
53, SR 349.
Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49,
SR 51, SR 320, CR 320, CR
341, CR 345.
Troopers will focus on vehi-
cles that are being operated with
defects and violations such as:
Worn/unsafe tires, bad brakes,
improper window tinting,
cracked/broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective
lighting. In addition, attention
will be directed, to violations of:
Driver license laws, motor vehi-
cle registration laws, non-use of
seatbelts, and motor vehicle in-
surance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol
has found these checkpoints, to
be an effective method of en-
forcing state laws, which relate
to. the safe and legal operation
of motor vehicles.

4 Pets Sake
The other day a shaggy ca-
nine was found wondering
around Thompson Road in Old
Town. We are desperately try-
ing to find its home. Although
it was loaded with ticks, the
i,-,ridlll,,n of the pet was good.
'This indicates that the canine
has not been lost for too many
days. Please contact us and de-
scribe to claim.
Do you know what time it is?
It's the beginning of the year
when we all make resolutions.
As you know they are very dif-
ficult to keep. Mine is to com-
plain less, and appreciate more
of what I have.
We are wishing everyone a
Blessed New Year and may
peace and joy surround you
throughout the months ahead.
Contact at P.O. Box 1014,
Bell 32619, 386-935-0975,
866-727-2972, or e-mail us a
fourpetssake@alltel.net
Until next time be happy just
for the love of them.
Renee Emenecker


SBA Extends
Application
Deadlines for
Florida Hurricane
Victims To
February 28
The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) an-
nounced recently that the dead-
lines to file low-interest disaster
loan applications for physical
damages as a result of Hurri-
canes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne have been extended
until February 28h.
"Extending the deadlines will
allow those who have not yet
completed their application to
have additional time to apply for
assistance," said SBA Area Di-
rector Michael C. Allen. SBA
encourages everyone who re-
ceives an SBA application in
the State of Florida to complete
and return it as soon as possible,
regardless of the status of their
FEMA or insurance claims.
"Additionally, SBA may refer
individuals for whom a loan is


not appropriate to the Other
Needs Assistance grant pro-
gram, but without a completed
application, we can't make that
referral. That could mean some
people may be turning their
back on additional assistance
that may be available, including
grants," Allen added.
Funds from SBA disaster
loans may be .used to cover the
amount of the deductible for
storm victims who have insur-
ance, and may cover some or all
of the 'uninsured losses for
storm victims who do not have
insurance. Disaster victims
with insurance should not wait


for their insurance settlement
before applying to the SBA. If
they do not know how much of
their loss will be covered by in-
surance or other sources, the
SBA will consider making a
loan for the full amount of the
loss, up to our loan limits, pro-
viding that the borrower agrees
that insurance proceeds will be
used to reduce the amount of the
SBA loan. By this method, the
disaster victim's final loan bal-
ance will represent only unin-
sured or otherwise uncompen-
sated losses.
SBA low-interest disaster
loans are available to qualified
renters, homeowners, landlords,
businesses owners, and non-
profit organizations that suf-
fered damage or loss due to the
disaster. Interest rates can be as
low as 3.187 percent for home-
owners and renters and 2.9 per-
cent for businesses. Loan terms
on all loans can be as long as 30
years. Actual loan amounts and
terms are set by the SBA and
are based on each applicant's fi-
nancial condition.
The SBA also has mitigation
funds available to many of the
disaster victims that have al-
ready been approved for low-
interest disaster loan. The SBA
mitigation funds are designed to
help borrowers fund protective
measures to prevent damages
from recurring in future disas-
ters of the same kind. To help
victims fund protective meas-
ures, borrowers may request an
increase of up to 20 percent of
their approved physical loan
amount to help pay for their
mitigation measures.
For more information visit
SBA's website at
www.sba.gov/disaster.


Antler Scoring In
Lake City
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Wildlife Reserve Offi-
cers will be scoring deer antlers
at Milton's Country Store Janu-


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p.m. The store is located at
12049 N. U.S. 441 in Lake City.
Hunters who have taken a
buck can have the antlers scored
to compare with other Florida
deer taken in previous seasons.
The deer must have been taken
in Florida by fair chase meth-
ods.
Antlers scoring 100 points or
more qualify for the Florida
Buck Registry and the owner
will receive a certificate suitable
for framing.
The Florida Buck Registry


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was established in 1982 to pro-
vide hunters with a record of the
number and quality of white-
tailed deer taken in Florida and
to afford recognition to Florida
hunters. The minimum antler
score necessary to qualify is 100
Boone and Crockett inches for
typical antlers and 125 for non-
typical antlers.
For additional information,
call Coby at Milton's Country
Store at 386-755-6975.

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By Lois Cosgrove
7270 S.E. 79th Lane
Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone 472-3186
E-mail: loisl026@mailstation.com


#2043
GREETINGS
With each new year I buy a
calendar featuring cute pictures
that I can use for my columns.
These adorable little angels
came from last year's calendar.
Aren't they cute?
Also, at the beginning of the
new year I ask my readers to
update me with any changes
that may have occurred in their
lives this past year... such as
moving from the area and not
receiving the newspaper any-
more, name changes, due to
marriage or divorce, deaths, or
possibly you just want your
name deleted or added... what-'
ever it may be. please let-me


know as soon as possible.
Thank you very much.

Enthusiasm is contagious, and
so is the lack of it...

BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday to Michelle
Lullo of Pensacola on January
8th... "Have a great day cele-
brating, Michelle!"

If your train of thought isn't
getting.you anywhere, you're
probably on the wrong
track...,

ANNIVERSARY
Happy Anniversary to Her-
bert and Gertie Gay of Ft. White


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who will celebrate their 53rd on
January 6th... "Have a lovely
day celebrating!"

A lovely thought, deeply
rooted, never ceases to
bloom...

FANTASTIC FACTS
The first almanac ever printed
in this country was The Free-
man's Oath, published at Har-
vard College in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, in 1639.

Things turn out best for the
people who make the best out
of the way things turn out...

RIB TICKLERS
We've all heard that a million
monkeys banging on a million
typewriters will eventually re-
produce the entire works of
Shakespeare. Now, thanks to
the Internet, we know this is not
true.

If a woman has to choose
between catching a fly ball and
saving an infant's life, she will
choose to save the infant's life
without even considering if
there are men on base.

A panda walks into a cafe.
He orders a sandwich, eats it,
then draws a gun and fires two
shots in the air.
"Why?" asks the confused
waiter, as the panda makes to-
ward the exit.
The panda produces a badly
punctuated wildlife mainal and
tosses it over his shoulder. "I'm
a panda," he says, at the door.
"Look it up."
The waiter turns to the rele-
vant entry and, sure enough,
finds an explanation., "Panda.
Large black-and-white bear-like
mammal, native to China. Eats,
shoots and leaves."

Before setting off on a busi-
ness trip, I called the hotel
where I'd be staying to see if
they had a gym.. "We have over
300 guests at this facility," the
hotel operator said. "Does this
'Gym' have a last name?"

Did you hear about the doctor
who went on a ski trip and got
lost on the slopes? He stamped
out "help" in the snow, but. no-
body could read his writing.

Oeirheard in a garage:
First' Vrnin:, "I expRect
they'll be raising gas prices
again."
Second Woman: "Won't af-
fect me. I always put in $20
worth."

It's easier to go down hill than
up, but the view is better from
the top..

THE COOK'S CORNER
Simplicity Omelet
Beat until 'Ierv light and
fluffy,
6 eggs
Add. butdo not beat in,
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
pinch pepper
Melt in deep 8- to 9-inch
skillet
1 tbsp. margarine or butter
Heat until it bubbles. Give
eggs a final minute of beating.


Pour all at once into skillet.
Cook over medium-low heat 14
minutes. Cover for two min-
utes. Have filling hot. Spread
over half the omelet. Loosen
omelet around edge. Fold plain
half over filling, using broad
spatula. Cover with hot plate or
platter. Invert. Serve at once.
Serves four.

You can never do a kindness
too soon, for you never know
how soon it will be,too late...

HOUSEHOLD HINT
Try using vinegar to heal
bruises. Soak a cotton ball in
white vinegar and apply it to the
bruise for one hour. The vine-
gar reduces the blueness and
speeds up the healing process.

Past experience should be a
guidepost, not a hitching
post...

QUIET REFLECTIONS
To Be Remembered
It's nice to be remembered
when... You're sitting home
alone... And someone takes the
trouble and... The time to tele-
phone... Or when you have to
calls on you... To see if there is


anything... That he
do... It's nice to be re
with... A greeting
smile... When yo
reached the marker
other happy mile... C
anniversary... Is kn
-your door... And fr
hoping it will be...3
reason there may be.
riment and song... I
be remembered and.
that you belo
James

I'll leave you
THOUGHT FOR
When a man plants
plants himself. Evw
an anchor, over whi
%with grateful intere
comes sufficiently c
the joy of living.


Tech Prep, Pr
Tomorrow's
Workforce To
Dennis Tarkington, T
and School-to-Work
Coordinator. Lake Ci
Cotnmrhihirt College
Today's young pe
workforce that is
upon their ability to
complex theories an
in rapidly changing
ing technologies.
ever heard students
do I need to learn
I'll never use it. It'
thing needed to grain
"What difference d(
how well I write this
do just enough to pas
Well, after high
learn that good job
that pay well, go to
with a working kn
math, science, tech
pies, and informati
munication skills.
Because they co
why they needed to
selves in school, the


a disadvantage when entering
the workforce.
In a 1991 report to the U.S.
Department of Labor, it was
noted, "more than half our
young people leave school
without the knowledge or foun-
dation required to find and hold
a job." While there were pro-
grams for students who were
high achievers and programs for
students needing special atten-
tion, the majority of the high
school population did not fall
into one of those categories.
Where were the programs for
the students who didn't have
educational or career plans after
high school? That's when the
"Tech Prep" program was de-
veloped.
For over ten years Tech Prep
programs have been helping
students obtain the knowledge
and skills needed to be success-
ful in the workplace.
The number of students par-
ticipating in Tech Prep pro-
grams has increased each year.
In fact, in 2003-2004, Lake
City Community College's dis-
trict served over 2,500 Tech
Prep students. The Tech Prep
program takes the study of
math, science, and communica-
tion and applies it to real world


or she can situations. It's a sequence of
remembered study beginning in high school
Scared or and continuing through at least
3u have two years of postsecondary oc-
of... An- cupational education. It pre-
Or when an pares students for high-skilled
rocking on technical occupations and pro-
iends are \.des. them the option of direct
Just every entry into the workplace or con-
.. For mer- tinuing their education to earn
t's nice to an associate degree or two-year
.. To know certificate. Tech Prep is a way
ng. to earn college credit while in
J. Metcalfe high school and work with local
employers that are partners in
with this. TechPrep education.
TODAY: Tech Prep programs connect
a tree, he math, science, and communica-
ery root is tions to the real .world by using
ch he rests hands on applications of math,
st, and be- science, and communication
aim to feel .skills in the classroom. Not all
students are abstract learners
--John Muir (learning by reading and study-
ing strictly from textbooks).
Most of us learn and understand
better through experiential
eparing learning, which is taking what is
taught in the classroom and ap-
d plying, it to specific examples
y!* from everyday living. From
'ech Prep simple calculations to find the
.' square footage of a wall in order
tyn. wi to'o determine ho\m much paint is-'
needed, to more comp l-
ople enter a culations to establish the height
dependent of a building or structure with-
understand out actually measuring it by
id processes using the Pythagorean theorem
and emerg- and triangles. This type of
Have you learning is also referred to as
ask, "Why .applied academics, and often
,this math? course titles reflect their .par-
s just some- ticular learning focus, such as'
juate." Or, applied math (algebra), princi-
oes it make. ples of technology (physics'i,
report? I'if. applied communications (Eng-
ss." lish),. or biotechnology (biol-
school they ogy).
>s, the' ones There are also opportunities
'the people to earn college credit while in
owledge of high school. Students can take
nical princi- dual enrollment classes or "test
on or com- out" of a class also known as
"'accelerated mechanisms."
uld not see
l tee College credit that is earned by
apply tem dual enrollment or "testing out"
y are now at
sa'es money% since the student


does not have to pay for tuition
or books for any of these
classes. This is carried out
through written agreements with
the local school districts and
Lake City Community College
called articulation agreements.
In some of the articulation
agreements, Tech Prep high
school completers can receive
preferential placement into the
occupational college program
after high school.
Tech Prep programs are
available in all five school dis-
tricts served by Lake City
Community College (Baker,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and
Union). Current programs in-
clude the following career
fields: Business Administration
and Management; Computer In-
formation Technology; Com-
puter Programming and Analy-
sis; Criminal Justice
Technology; Emergency Medi-
cal Services; Forest Manage-
ment; Landscape Technology;
Nursing; Office Systems Tech-
nology; Pharmacy Management;
Physical Therapy Assistant; and
Turf Equipment Management.
Ninth and tenth grade high
school students interested in
Tech Prep should contact the
high school guidance office and
complete an application.
Since Tech Prep participation
requires two years of high
school preparation, students
must be enrolled in the program
no later than the beginning of
the llth grade. Tech Prep is a
great opportunity for high
school students to prepare for
their future, earn college credit
while in high school, and con-
nect what they learn to the real


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If you have a warrant or summons, you may turn
yourself into the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
located at 9239 S. US Hwy 129 in Trenton. To avoid ',
processing delays for first appearance, please show up at
the Sheriff's Office no later than 5:00 am. In addition,
at anytime of the day or night, you may call the GCSO
Communications Center at (352) 463-3181 and ask for a
deputy sheriff to pick you up.
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The Blue Springs 4-H Club
The Blue Springs 4-H Club


Allison Green


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Blue Springs 4-H
News
On December 6th, the Blue
Springs 4-H Club went to Ayers
^Health and Rehab Center and
decorated Christmas trees.
Some of the residents came out
to watch us and some even
helped. We also hung door
decorations. Later that evening
we had our Christmas party at
the Bell Community Center for
area foster children. We had
chili, cookies, nachos, candies,
beverages, and enjoyed listening
to Christmas music.
After we all ate, we got to
watch the foster children open
their gifts and see their happy
faces. We all had a memorable
experience. Afterwards we
played a good clean game of
sock hockey!
Happy New Year to every
one!
Reported by:
Brittany McDaniel


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Getting Back To
Basics With Medicine
By Anna Wild
Today with all the recalls o
"New and Improved" drug!
from large pharmaceutical com
panies many people have started
to look for alternative ways tc
get rid of their pain. Apothe
cary is an "old fashioned" wore
for pharmacist, but the trade still
lives on today. Some individu
als have decided to take control
of the drugs they use to control
anything from arthritis to vari
ous skin problems. Today these
people are called "Herbalists'
and before you dismiss the idea
think about what everyone die
before there were large pharma
ceutical companies. Now I'n
not saying we should all jus
turn our backs on all the medi
cal advancements made over the
last 200 years, but sometime:
we get all worked up in "in
venting" something that we for
got we had all along. Some
times you just have 'to knov
how to use things as simple a:
celery seed, eucalyptus o
frankincense to ease your pain.
That is the key, knowing hov
to use these herbs and oils to ge
the effect you want. That's alsc
where the work comes in. Yoi
must be careful when usinl
herbs and oils, even the ones al
ready bottled for you at thi
pharmacy. If you takeoo:> muc
Sor rmix an herb ith another
drug or herb you may have
'bad reaction. As with any me
dicinal drugs you have to knov
what you're doing, that's wha
your doctor and pharmacy typi
i cally do.for you. What is rec
ommended if you decide ti
learn more about the use o
herbs and oils is to find a Mas
ter Herbalist. A Maste
Herbalist has obtained certifica
tion from the American Herbal
ist Guild; this certification is th
highest an herbalist can obtain
A Master Herbalist will look a
several aspects of your life in
cluding your diet, lifestyle anm
current medicines and mak


recommendations based on your
needs. An herbalist will also
educate you on the herbs and
oils that can help you and some
will even provide written infor-
mation for your doctor or phar-
macist to make sure other nec-
essary medications do not
interact with these herbs.
Herbalists are intelligent indi-
viduals who understand that we
still need traditional medicines
that our doctor will prescribe.
There is no herb to fix high
blood pressure, thyroid imbal-
ances and other common prob-
lems which 200 years ago
shortened our lives. Balancing
these holistic practices with tra-
ditional medical practice will
help you live a pain free life-
style.
I recently found out that
someone I knew was training to
be a Master Herbalist. She re-
ceived her Certified Aromather-
apy Practitioner certificate in
1999, obtained her Doctorate of
Divinity in 2001 and is now
working on education in plane-
tary herbalism, a course of study
that teaches Ayurveda, tradi-
tional Chinese medicine and
f western (includes Native
s American) herbalism. If you al-
- ready know Stacey Brown of
d Trenton, you know she is a
) well-rounded individual with a
-lot of energy. Stacey should
d' have her Master Herbalist Certi-
1 fiction in 2006. She is.cur-.
-rently able to educate and make
1 recommendations to anyone
1 who is interested in learning
-more.
e In Florida herbalists and aro-
matherapy practitioners are not
,regulated, they do not make any
d diagnosis of symptoms. For this
- reason it is important to find an'
1 individual who is taking the
t formal education available in
- these fields to ensure you re-"
e ceive the best information avail-
s able. Herbalists and aromather-
- apy practitioners are-educators
-that can make recommendations
- to you, unlike your doctor who
v will tell you what you need to
s do. The decisions are left up to
r you, but you will probably come
away from a meeting with your
v herbalist feeling more knowl-
t edgeable than when you leave
3 your doctor's office with a pre-
u scription.
g Stacey began her-herbal edu-
- cation almost ten years ago.
e What started as a personal inter-
h est grew into a pas-ion., She is
r inspired by her spiritual beliefs '
a to help others find ways to ease
Various types of pain and help
V promote good health. She has
.t developed a questionnaire for
- her clients to help her make the
Best recommendations and edu-
o cate them the best. S,he pro-
vides data sheets for you to give
to your doctor or pharmacist to
r ensure that other medicines you
need will not interact with- the
Natural herbs. She is also cur-
Srently working on a book which
, will be a good source of refer-
tence for individuals getting
- started in using herbs and aro-
matherapy. Stacey takes vari-
e ous holistic theologies from
around the globe and has
learned how they intertwine
with each other to provide the
best results. She has been suc-
cessful ini helping individuals
with arthritis, severe back pain,
muscle pain and a host of other
physical discomforts. To learn
more you can call StaceA at
(352) 486-6135 or check out her
website, www.genessence.com.
There are links on her site to
help you learn more about alter-
native and holistic practices.


Basic Veteran's
Benefit
Information
Here are the basics on VA
benefits and Federal income
taxes. All VA benefits are ex-
empt from taxation and should
not be reported to IRS. This in-
cludes the VA Work Study Pro-
gram. Moneys paid to partici-
pants in the Work Study
Program are educational assis-
tance benefits paid under the
same Chapter under which the
student is receiving educational
assistance.
VA does not issue W-2 or
1099 forms, with one exception:


Amounts of overpayments that
are waived by VA are taxable
income, and are reported as
such to the IRS (1099 form is-
sued).
Secondary interest on VA
benefits may be taxable. For
example, if a VA beneficiary
deposits his or her compensa-
tion check in an interest-bearing
account, the interest is not tax
exempt.
VA benefits are subject to
collection for tax liens, i.e. in
cases where the beneficiary-
owes the IRS.
Military Retired Pay: Veter-
ans in receipt of military retired


pay who are awarded VA com-
pensation benefits retroactively
may claim an exclusion from
their income in the amount of
VA compensation they would
have received had they not been
in receipt of military retired pay.
Affected veterans should claim
the exclusion by submitting the
award letter showing the
amount and effective date of
compensation they would have
received but for the receipt of
military retired pay. IRS in-
structions tell affected veterans
to submit a "VA Form 20-
8993." VA Form 20-8993 is the
award letter. If the veteran
doesn't have it, VA can provide
a letter in lieu of it.
Eligibility Verification
Reports
VA uses the Eligibility Veri-
fication Report (EVR) to verify
the continued eligibility of re-
cipients of its income-based
programs (Pension and Parents'
Dependency and Indemnity
Compensation).
EVRs were initially used
throughout the year or whenever
income information was needed
from a beneficiary. Public Law
103-271 gave the Secretary dis-
cretion .in requiring annual
EVRs. As a result of that legis-
lation, annual EVRs for most
beneficiaries who have no in-
come or only social security in-
come have been eliminated.
Those beneficiaries exempted
from the requirement to file an
EVR will receive a letter each
year informing them that any
change in income or depend-
ency status must be reported to
VA. Beneficiaries receiving in-
come-based VA benefits who
do not receive either the EVR or
the letter should contact VA and
verify that VA has the correct
mailing address for them.
Release of EVRs to claimants
is set for the end of December
of each year. A claimant must
be in receipt of income-based
benefits by the end of August to
be included in the current year
review. Awards processed in
September or later are included
in the next year.
The deadline .for return of
EVRs is March 1st. Failure to
return a properly completed
EVR when requested to do so
by VA will result in suspension
and eventual termination ofa
payee's income-based benefits.
EVRs should be returned in
the envelopes pCioidid 1to the
VA Perision Main'hianice Cen-
ter, PO Box 42000, Philadelphia
PA 19101. The VA Pension'
Maintenance Center can be
reached toll-free at 1-877-294-
6380.
Recipients are encouraged to
contact their local County Vet-
eran Service Office for assis-
tance. In Gilchrist County, con-
tact Major Stroupe, 352-463-
3188, Tuesday through Thurs-
day.

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P.
Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report
For Week Ending
January 3, 2005
On December 20, 2004,
Vivian Knight, D.O.B.
11/01/70, was arrested on an
Alachua County Warrant with
charges of grand theft and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
On December 21, 2004, Mi-


chael L. Biss, D.O.B. 2/20/86,
was arrested on the charge of
less than 20 grams of cannabis.
On December 21, 2004, Brian
D. Pearson, 2/1/80, was arrested
on the charge of violation of
probation/possession of drug
paraphernalia.
On December 21, 2004, Wil-
liam C. Brau, D.O.B. 11/12/40,
was arrested on the charge of
contempt of court.
On December 21, 2004, Teve
G. Teague, D.O.B. 6/25/62, was
arrested on charges of violation
of probation/possession of a
controlled substance and sale
and delivery of a controlled
substance.
On December 21, 2004, Jared
E. Suggs, D.O.B. 7/24/83, was
arrested on the charge of viola-
tion of probation/driving while
license suspended or revoked.
On December 21, 2004,
Charles A. Vaughn, D.O.B.
9/8/77, was arrested on the
charge of violation of proba-
tion/possession of a controlled
substance.
On December 22, 2004, Reco
A. Davis, D.O.B. 2/12/79, was
arrested on the charge of failure
to appear.
On December 22, 2004, Mor-
ris Martin, D.O.B. 1/1/60, was
arrested on a Dixie County
Warrant, with the charge of vio-
lation of probation.
On December 23, 2004, Page
C. Brannen, D.O.B. 6/1/83, was
arrested on charges of disor-
derly intoxication, resist officer
without violence, introduction
of contraband into a jail facility,
possession of crack cocaine.
On December 28, 2004,
Timothy J. Bryant, D.O.B.
4/26/60, was arrested on two
counts of failure to appear/fraud
insufficient funds.
On December 28, 2004,
Gabriel C. Martinez, D.O.B.
3/4/68, was arrested on the
charge of no drivers license.
On December 28, 2004, Saul
Caballro, D.O.B. 10/7/77, was


arrested on charges of driving
under the influence and no driv-
ers license.
On December 31, 2004, Ino-
cente Mendoza, D.O.B.
12/28/84, was arrested on
charges of driving under the in-
fluence and driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked.
On January 2, 2005, Dewitt
E. Stewart, D.O.B. 3/8/70, was
arrested on the charge of drug
paraphernalia.
On January 2, 2005, Richard
L. Clarke, D.O.B. 8/19/85, was
arrested on charges of driving
under the influence and criminal
mischief.

FWC Weekly
Report For
December 24-30
This report represents some
significant events the FWC
handled over the past week;
however, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.
SUWANNEE COUNTY
Officer Matt Tyre responded
to a hunter trespass incident in
southeast Suwannee County.
The landowner provided Tyre
with a vehicle description and
registration number that was in-
volved in an incident where an
individual was dropped off to
hunt on the complainant's prop-
erty. A Columbia County Dep-
uty Sheriff assisted Tyre in lo-
cating the individuals in the Fort
White area and the two juve-
niles were interviewed at the
Fort White Sub-Station. The
two admitted to shooting from
the roadway at a deer, then go-
ing on private property to find
the deer. One individual was
charged with possession of a
firearm by a minor, hunting
from the roadway, and trespass
by, projectile. The other person
was charged with possession of
a firearm by a minor. Both sub-
jects were released to their par-
ents.


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Mrs. Roselle Hill of High
Springs died Wednesday, De-
cember 29, 2004 at her home.
She was 73.
Mrs. Hill was born in Bell.
She was a homemaker and a
member of Magnolia Baptist
Church.
She is survived by sons Ran-
dall Lee Hill of Box Springs,
Georgia and Timothy Warren
Hill of Fort White; daughters
Laura Grant of High Springs,
Linda Sullivan of Branford, and
Barbara Ann Brown of
Gainesville; a brother, J.W.
Conner of Branford; a sister,
Sue Nichols of Lake Butler; 12
grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.


A graveside service
Friday, December 31
Wayfair Cemetery w
Luke Billings condu
service.
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under the have been 87 on February 28'.
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and Mary Willis of Bell. She
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submit was known as the "quilt lady."
submit She moved to Lake City in 1990.
g copy i and spent her senior years
hursda's making and giving lap robes to
day's residents in local nursing homes
r. and for the Lake City Senior
Citizen Center. She was active
region with the Senior Citizen group.
Mrs. Sullivan knew Jesus
able Christ as her personal Savior.
SHer favorite Scripture was John
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options First Full Gospel Church in
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Jesus and I want them to follow
me," and "Help everyone you
can." She enjoyed reading,
praying, quilting, traveling and
visiting with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by
her brother Albert Willis; a sis-
ter, Agnes Philmon; two hus-
bands, David Ezekiel (Zeek)
Register of Gilchrist County
and Jessie H. Sullivan of
Gainesville; and four children,
Hazel Crews, Ronald Register,
John Register and Virgie
McRay.
She was the last surviving
member of her family genera-
tion. Mrs. Sullivan is survived
by seven children, Jack Regis-
ter, Betty Haltiwanger, Mary
Andrew and Daniel Register, all
of Lake City, Donald Register
of Bell, Arlene Pimm of
Huntsville, Alabama, and Jessie
Sullivan of the Huntsville area;
32 grandchildren; 49 great-
grandchildren; and six great-
great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at
the First Full Gospel Church
with Pastor Stan Ellis conduct-
ing the service. Interment fol-
lowed in the Wayfair Cemetery
north of Bell.
Arrangements were under the
care of SHERRILL-GUERRY
FUNERAL HOME, Lake City.


Mr. Linwood Keith
Tilley
Mr. Linwood' Keith Tilley
died Wednesday, December 29,
2004 at the Tri-County Care
Center in Chiefland. He was
71.
Mr. Tilley was a carpenter in
the construction industry and he
also like helping friends with
odd jobs. He moved here from
Sarasota about 10 years ago.
Mr. Tilley was a veteran of the
United States'Army. He was a
member of the American Le-
gion.
He was preceded in death by
his brother Aubrey Tilley.
SHe is survived by his wife
Wilberta Tilley; three brothers,
Robert Tilley of Butte, Mon-
tana,' Herbert Tilley of Old
Town,. and Richard Tille\ of
Lumberton, North Carolina; a
sister Ethel Tovet of Spring-
field, Massachusetts; three step-
children, Albert Clark of Sara-
sota, Jimmy Clark and Sandy
Jeffers both of Louisville, Ken-
tucky. ,!; : : .,.:. ,;.*.;:....
ArlanAi'gert 1 were' nd&r the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.


Mr. Winfred Worthy
Turner
Mr. Winfred Worthy Turner
of Dixie County.died Saturday
in Jena after a tragic vehicle ac-
cident. He was 62.
Mr. Turner was a palm tree
harvester and a life-long resi-
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Arrangements were under the
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28, 2004. She was 59.
Mrs. Williamson was born in
Fort Sill, Oklahoma and moved
to Bell from Ft. Myers six
months ago. She was a home-
maker and a member of the
Church of God.
She is survived by her hus-
band James Ray Williamson of
Bell; her mother Doris Martin
of Labelle; two daughters,
Laurine Floyd of Fanning
Springs and Kathy Landrum of
North Fort Myers; four sons,
Ron Williamson of Fanning
Springs; Troy Williamson of
Fort Myers, David Williamson
and Raymond Williamson both
of North Fdrt Myers; a sister
Carolyn Saunders of Oregon;
and 11 grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
on Friday, December 31, 2004
at Bell Cemetery with Pastor
George Kearns conducting the
service.
Arrangements were under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
HOME, Trenton.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
The Board of Commissioners, in
and for the City of Trenton, Florida,
will meet on Monday, January 10,
2005 at 6:00 p.m., in the Kathryn
Deen Commission Chambers at 114
North Main Street. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
AGENDA
A. Call to Order
1. Installation of Commis-
sioner/Commissioners.
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Approval of Minutes
D. Consent Items
1. Approval of Expendi-
tures for the Month of
November 2004.
2. Approval of Financial
Statements for the
Month of November
2004.


Bronson Announces
New Number One
Complaint For 2004
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has released
the list of top 10 complaints of
2004, and "Do Not Call List"
complaints dropped to second
place for the first time in years.
The Department also obtained
an increase in consumer refunds
over last year even though the
number of complaints was
down.
In 2004, the number one
complaint among industries
regulated by the Department in-
volved Trj\el and vacation
plans. There were 4,312 com-
plaints lodged, an increase of
about 45 percent over the previ-
ous year., Telemarketing fell to
second place with 3,673 con-
sumer complaints in 2004.
The Department's Division of
Consumer Services was able to
recover $2,784,919 in refunds
and services for consumers this
past year. That is more than a
half-million-dollar increase over
2003 despite the fact that the
total number of complaints
coming into the division
dropped. In 2003, the Division
of Consumer Services received
31,274 complaints. That com-
pares with 23,718 in 2004.
The Department's Division of
Consumer Services.servvess the
clearinghouse for consumer
complaints in Florida. In addi-
tion, it regulates nearly a dozen
industries. The division can
take a number of actions against
businesses it regulates, includ-,
ing levying penalties, revoking
registrations or shutting down a
business altogether. The divi-
sion also tries to mediate com-
plaints for consumers against
.industries that are not regulated
by the Department. While the
division,doesn't have jurisdic-
tion over non-regulated indus-
-tries, the division contacts busi-
nesses on behalf of consumers
in an effort to resolve their dis-
.putes.
Price-gouging complaints
ranked third' with 3,023 re-
ceived. Price-gouging wasn't
even in the top 10 in 2003, the
change brought about by the
state of emergency declared
during four hurricanes Florida.
suffered in 2004. Rounding out
the top 10 list are: motor vehi-
cle repair with 2,212 com-
plaints; credit/banking with
1,019 complaints; communica-
tions with 1,010 complaints;
business opportunities/franchise
\with 977 complaints; health stu-
dios with 684 complaints; tele-,
marketers (not involving the
"Do Not Call List") with 672
complaints, and construction
with 631 complaints.
Bronson urged consumers to
call the Department's Consumer
Hotline at 800-HELPFLA (800-
435-7352) to find out the com-
plaint history of a company and
any other pertinent information
prior to signing any contracts or
making a purchase. Consumers
can also file complaints online
through the Department's web
site at www.800helpfla.com.


E. Other Agencies
1. Hospice Donation to
Hospice House
2. SRWMD Wellfield
Water Quality Report,
Jon Dinges, Phil
Chancey,
3. SRWMD Flood Map-
ping, John Good.
4. NCFPC Planning
Services, Scott Koons
and Enid Ehrbar.
5. Code Enforcement, Di-
ane Rondelet.
F. Committee Reports
1. Committee Assignments
G. Scheduled Citizens Request
1. Barbara Wiley
2. George P. Martin
H. Action Items
1. Pines Estates Drainage,
Sewer Extension and
Paving/Bid Review.
2. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2004-13 In-
crease Sewer Rates
3. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2004-16 Mis-
tletoe Properties
4. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2004-17 Dream
Builders
5. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2004-18 City
Commission
6. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2004-19 Dream
Builders
7. Depot Memorandum of
Agreement -DEP &
City
8. Hintzke Property Lien
I. Discussion Items
1. Sunshine Law Discus-
sion City Attorney
Lang
2. Fire Station Construc-
tion
3. Trenton Day
4. Animal Control Facility
5. Jail Sewer Extension
6. Public Works Director
Search
J. Board Member Request
K. City Manager Report
L. Staff Reports
1. City Attorney,David M.
Lang, Jr.
2. Fire Report, Jimmy
Branning
3. Police Report, William
A. Smith, Jr.
M. Unscheduled Citizens Re-
quest
N. Adjournment
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if
a person decides to, appeal any deci-
sion made by the, Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at
this meeting, he/she will need a re-
cord of the prLeeding', and iha[.
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to ensure that a verbatim record is
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Pub: January 6, 2005b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING GILCHRIST
COUNTY PLANNING AND.
ZONING BOARD
Please take notice that the Gil-
christ County Planning and Zoning
Board, serving also as the local
Planning Agency in and for Gil-
christ County, Florida, will hold a
regular meeting on Thursday, Janu-
ary 13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Fldr-
ida. The following is the proposed
agenda.
AGENDA
1 Application by Harrison
Friese and Barney Faircloth,
requesting a special permit
be granted as provided for
in Section 14.7 of the Land
Development Regulations to
allow an excavating and
mining operation to be lo-
cated on the property de-
scribed as follows;
Parcel of land lying within the
SE ,1/4 of Section 10, Township
10 South, and Range 16 East,'-in
Gilchrist County, Florida.
At the aforementioned public
hearing, all interested parties nay
attend and be heard with respect.to
any of the proposed agenda items'-
Additional information for all'of
the above listed agenda items-is
available for public inspection at
the Building Department Office, lo-
cated at 209 Southeast First Street,
Trenton, Florida, during regular
business hours.
Pub. January 6, 2005b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board Will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday,
January 11, 2005 at 6:00 P.M.,in
Building 14, Board Room 14-002
located at 310 NW 111h Avenue,
Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Personnel
3. Budget Workshop
4. Reports
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter,or
special accommodations, to enable
them to participate in this meeting
are requested to notify the Office,of
the School Superinrtenent at 32-
;4637320Q at,,leastfobty.-eight (48)
hours prior to the scheduled rneet-
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Legal

': Notices
Continued

ing date so provisions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at
-:'such meeting, he will need a record
,of the proceedings and that for such
)igurpose, he may need to ensure that
-'a verbatim record of the proceed-
r, ihgs is made, which record includes
-.the testimony and evidence upon
-evhich the appeal is to be based..
:. James E. Vickers,
S Superintendent of Schools
,Pub. January 6, 2005b.
L '

NOTICE OF
17f, PUBLIC HEARING
,; CONCERNING A SPECIAL
1,n PERMIT AS PROVIDED FOR
r,;IN THE GILCHRIST COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT
oz REGULATIONS
b- BY THE PLANNING & ZON-
._NG BOARD OF GILCHRIST
.,COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE
IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursu-
.tant to Oidinance No. 93-04, as
n:amended, comments, objections
i;iand recommendations regarding the
following described special permit
\ito allow an excavating and mining
,,operation as provided for in the
,)Gilchrist County Land Develop-
ment Regulations, hereinafter re-
!iferred to as the Land Development
.Regulations, will be heard by the
,,Planning & Zoning Board of Gil-
.ochrist County, Florida, at a public
hearing on Thursday, January 13,
,t005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon there-
after as this matter can be'heard, in.
the Gilchrist County Courthouse,
located at 1l2'South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida.
SP-05-01. an application by
Harrison Friese and Barney Fair-
cloth, requesting a special permit be
)"granted as provided for. in Section
14.7 of the Land Development
'-Regulations to allow an excavating
I'and mining operation to be located
'dh the property described as fol-
-Ibws:
Parcel of land lying within the
SE 1/4 of Stc!in'n 10. Township
10 South. R.ane 16 East, Gil-
christ Coan:>. F-orida. Being
more partic.aruly described as
follows.
Containing 160 acres more or
-ri .less
J. The public hearing may be con-
''tinued to one or more future' dates.
4'Any interested party shall be ad-
Svised that the date, time and place
"of any continuance of the public
-heanng shall-be announced during
tih'e public 'lY'irin' and that no fur-
other notices concerning this matter
will be published. unless said con-
inuation exceeds six calendar
Weeks from the date of the above
referenced public heanng.
At the aforementioned public
hearing, all interested parties may:
appear to be heard % ith respect to
the proposed special permit.
SA copy of the application for
special pernmt is axatlable for pub-
ic inspection at the Otfice of the
Emergenc./County Coordinator,
.located at 209 Southeast First
iStreet. Trenton. Florida. during
Regular business hours
S All persons are advised that if
they decide to appeal any decision
inade at the above referenced public
heanng. they will need a record of
Zthe proceedings, and that, for such
Purpose. they ma. need to ensure
that a \erbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, \which record in-
%cludes the testimony and evidence
,upon which the appeal is to be
bbased
January 6. 2005b.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Dile. Gilchrst and Le%\
!CountN School Readiness Coalition'
,will hold the tollohing Board and
SCommittee meetings in January
-2005 Meeting times and location
iare listed below.
Quality Initiati'e Committee
meets January 10. 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
,at the Child Care Resources office
=located in Chiefland. FL
Readiness/Programs Committee
will meet Januarn 24. 2005 at 9-30
la m at the Dixie Count\ School
SBoard Conference Room located in


Old Town, FL.
Administrative Committee will
meet January 24, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at the Dixie County School
Board Conference Room located in
Old Town, FL.
The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy
County School Readiness Coalition
Board will meet January 24, 2005
at 1:00 p.m. at the Dixie County
School Board Conference Room lo-
cated in Old Town, FL.
The Executive Committee will-
meet immediately following the
Board meeting.
The focus of the meetings will be
the ongoing establishment and re-
finement of procedures and policies
for the implementation of the Coa-
lition's contract with the Florida
Partnership for School Readiness.
These meetings are open to the
public. For further information or
if you require special assistance
please contact Susie Lloyd at 352-
493-7408 or e-mail
rureadikidz@aol.com.
Pub. January 6, 13, 20, 2005b.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Executive and Finance
Committees of the Florida Crown
Workforce Board will meet on
Thursday, January 13, 2005 at
10:00 A.M. at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center, 840
SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida.
The Board of Directors of the
Florida Crown Workforce Board
will meet on Monday. January 24.
2005 at 4:00 P.M. The meeting
will be hld at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center, 840
SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida.
The meetings are open to the
public.
Persons) interested in partici-
pating who have a disability re--
quiring special assistance should
contact Bob Bush, 386-752-5713.
TTY users dial 711 and ask the op-
erator to dial 386-755-9026
'Notice.has been made of this
meeting, through publication, to
comply ith the "Government in
the Sunshine" Law. All Florida
Crown public meetings are listed on
the Florida Crown web site at
x.u t\ flondacrro, n org.
Pub. January 6, 2005b.


GILCHRIST COUNTY,;
FLORIDA
REQUESTFOR
QUALIFICATIONS
FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY
COURTHOUSE ADDITION
DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES
NOTICE
Pursuant to Section- 287.055.
Florida Statutes. and the policies
and procedures of Gilchrist Count%.
L Flornda. a sealed Request for Quali-
fications for design-build services
for the Gtlchnst Count) Courthouse
Expansion w~ll be received at the
Office of the County Administrator.
209 SE Street. Trenton. Florida.
32693. until 2:00 p.m. local time
on March 7, 2005. One onginal
and si\ copies of the Statement of
Qualifications shall be submitted.
An. Statement of Qualificatons re-
cei~ed after the abo\e time will not
be accepted under an\ circum-
stances.
The project's design and con-
struction cost estimate is between
$1.500.000 and $2,000,000.
Beginning January 6. 2005, a
-Request for Qualifications Pack-
age" % ill be available free of charge
Sat the reception desk. Office of the
County Administrator. 209 SE I''
Street. Trenton. Florida. 32693
This package contains the scope of
the Project. submittal instructions.
the selection process, and the
evaluation critena To order docu-
ments call the County Administra-
tor's Office at 352-463-3198.
A mandatory Pre-bid conference
will be held at 2:00 p.m.. on Janu-
ar. 24. 2005. at the Board of
County Commissioners meeting
room, located at 210 South Main
Street. Trenton, Florida. 32693. A
tour of the existing courthouse \will
be pros ided at this tune.
In accordance \uith Section
287 055i 111. Florida Statutes, Gil-
christ Count.\ declares that all, or
any portion of the documents and'
work papers prepared and submit-
ted pursuant to this Nouce shall be
subject to reuse by the County
Gilchrist Counit reserves the
night to reject any and all bids or


accept minor irregularities in the
best interest of the County. The
selection, if made. will be to the
most responsive and responsible
Respondent as determined by Gil-
christ County.
Gilchrist County, Florida
Ron McQueen
Gilchrist County Administrator
Pub. January 6, 2005b.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION NOTICE OF
DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection gives notice of its
preparation of a draft permit for
Piedmont Dairy to Mr. Ron St.
John 4951 NW 170'1 Street, Tren-
ton, FL 32693 to operate the dairy
wastewater management system
consists of appurtenances necessary
to collect all wastewater and con-
taminated storm water runoff for a
25 year 24 hour storm even. from
the milking parlor and barn area,
and a wastewater treatment system
consisting of a solids separator, a
70,800 cubic foot lined anaerobic
lagoon, and a 39,200 cubic foot
lined aerated lagoon. All waste-
water from the aerobic lagoon will
be spray irrigated to the 122 acre
sprayfield. Runoff from the com-
modities area is collected in a re-
tention pond that is designed to
contain a 25 year 24 hour storm
event. Clean water from roof.run-
off is diverted away from the waste
collection system. The lactating
cows will be rotationally grazed on
395 acres and, the dry cows will be
grazed on the 122 acre spray field.
An additional 240 acres of wooded
paddocks may be utilized for cow
stress heat reduction. Solids col-
lected at this facility will be applied
to 300 acres of pine forest on-site.
Calves and heifers will be main-
tained off-site. There shall be no
discharge of process wastewater or
contaminated storm water to sur-
face waters of the state except as
provided for in Part I.B.1 of the
permit. The 1580 cow herd gener-
ally consists of 1354 cows on pas-
ture and 226 lactating cows housed
under roof. ,Thefacility consists of
one. freestall barn, a milking parlor.
a feed storage area and a t\o-cell
lined wastewater lagoon s-,stem
Manure will be flushed from the
milk parlor and barn and directed to
the wase\water treatment system
This is a rotatonally grazed dairy.
Lactating dairy cows are general]
.held on this site only dunng the fall,
winter, and spring months of the
year. The facility is located at lati-
tude' 2935'0" N. longitude
82051'40" W, 2 miles, north of
Trenton on U.S. 129, Trenton, FL
32693 in Gilchnst Count,,
' An interested person may sub-
mit, written comments on the draft
permit of the Department or may
submit a .vntlen request for a public
.meeting to Melissa M. Long,
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way,' Suite 200B,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590 in ac-
cordance, with rule 62-620.555 of
the Florida Administrative Code
The comments or request for a
public meeting must contain the in-
formation set forth belo't and must
be received in the Northeast u\thin
30 days of publication of this no-
tice. Failure to submit comments or
request a public meeting within this
time period shall constitute a
waiver of an\ right such person
may haxe to submit comments or
request a public meeting under Rule
62-620 555. Florida Administrati' e
Code
The comments or request for a
public meeting must contain the'
following information: .
3a) The commenter's name,
address, and telephone
lumber,' the applicant's
name and address, the De-
panment Pernmt File Num-
ber and the county in.


which the project is pro-
posed;
(b) A statement of how and
when notice of the De-
partment action or pro-
posed action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the
Department should con-
sider in making the final
decision;
(d) A statement of which rules
or statutes require reversal
or modification of the De-
partment action or pro-
posed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a
public meeting be sched-
uled including a statement
of the nature of the issues
proposed to be raised at the
meeting. However, the
Department may not al-
ways grant a request for a
public meeting. Therefore,
written comments should
be submitted within 30
days of publication of this
notice, even if a public
meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled
the public comment period is ex-
tended until the close of the public
meeting. If a public meeting is held
any person may submit oral or
written statements and data at the
meeting on the Department pro-
posed action. As a result of signifi-
cant public comment the Depart-
ment final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this
draft permit.
The permit application file and
supporting data are available for
public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, ex-
cept legal holidays, at Northeast
District Office, 7825 Baymeadows
Way, Suite'200B, Jacksonville, FL
32256-7590, Tel. (904) 807-3300.
Pub. January 6, 2005b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 21-2004-CA-0055
TRI-COUNTY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES NM. OWENS. Deceased;
and WALTER JOHNSTON
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I, JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for
GILCHRIST County, Florida, pur-
suant to the Sumniar Final Judg-
mrnt in Forecio.urI e entered in the
i' b6oe il'd cause e. 'ill l ell 'at pub-
lic sale the following described
property situate in GILCHRIST
County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 8, BLOCK 1, Original
Survey of Trenton, Florida, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof re-
corded in the public records of
Gilchrist County, Florida.
AND
The Easterly 10 feet of the alley
that lies West of LOT 8, BLOCK
1, Original Survey of Trenton,
Florida. being "more particularly
described as follo\s- Commence
at the South',.est corner of LOT
8, BLOCK I. Original Survey of
Trenton, Florida as the Point of
Beginning, thence run North 75
S feet; thence run West 10 feet;
thence run South 75 feet to Rail-
road Street. thence run East
along the Nonh line of Railroad
Street, 10 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning.
Said sale shall be made to' the
highest and best bidder for cash
pursuant to the Final Judgment en-
tered in the above styled cause and
will be held at the front door of the
Gilchrist County Courthouse in
Trenton, Florida, on the 17th day of


January, 2005, commencing at thel
hour of 11:00 A.M.
All interested parties shall be
governed accordingly by this No-
tice.
DATED this 23 d day of Decem-
ber, 2004.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk
Pub: December 30, 2004, January
6, 2005b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST
COUNTY,
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2004-CA-42
CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIMMY D. OWENS, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 21,
2004, and entered in Case No. 21-
2004-CA-42, of the Circuit Court of
the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and
for GILCHRIST County, Florida
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is
Plaintiff and TIMMY D. OWENS,
et al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash
in the Courthouse, in TRENTON,
GILCHRIST County, Florida,
11:00 AM o'clock on the 24h' day
of January, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
See legal description attached as
SExhibit A, together that certain
1996 Merrit HS ID#
FLHML2P100914891A &
FLHML2100914S91B, which is
permanently affixed to the lands
abo\e described and, as such, is
deemed' to be ai'fixture and a part
of the real estate a/k/a 6040 SE
70 Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Schedule A
The West 1/2 of Tract 66,
ROLLING OAKS, an unre-
corded subdivision in the South-
west 1/4 of Section 3, Township
10 South. Range 16 East, Gil-
christ County, Florida being
more particularly described as
follows:
The West 1/2 of the following
described tract of land:
From the Southwest corner of
said Section 3, run thence South
89 degrees, 49 minutes, 33 sec-.
onds East along the South section
line of said section line of said'
section, 33.0 feet to the.Point of
SBeginning: thence run North 0
degrees. 01 minutes. 45 seconds
West, 325.9 teet; thence ran
South 89 degrees, 49 minutes, 33
seconds East, 660.0 feet; thence
run South 0 degrees, 01 minute,
48 seconds East 325.98 feet to
the aforementioned section line,'
thence run North 89 degrees, 49
minutes, 33 seconds West' along
said line 660.0 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
Together ith a 1996 Merrit HS
ID# FLHML2PI00914891A &
FL HML2100914891-B which is
permanently affixed to the lands
above described and, as such, is
deemed to be a fixture and a part
of the real estate.
DATED this 22nd day of Decem-
ber,, 2004.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
As Clerk of said Court
S(SEAL)
By: L. ndsa. Pamsh
As Deputy Clerk
Pub: December 30, 2004, January
6, 2005b.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 21-2004-CA-044
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BA MORTGAGE, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS CROSS IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THOMAS
CROSS; CARLENE CROSS, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CARLENE CROSS;
MERCANTILE BANK, F/K/A -
FLORIDA BANK, N.A.; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 21, 2004, entered in Civil
Case No: 21-2004-CA-044 of the
Circuit Court of the 8T Judicial
Circuit in and for GILCHRIST
County, Trenton, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the South Door at the
GILCHRIST County Courthouse
located at 112 S. Main Street in
Trenton, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 24th day of January, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT TWO (2)S OF "THE
LAKES" A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH. A UNDIVIDED
INTEREST IN COMMON
LOTS "A" AND "B" AS
SHOWN ON THE PLAT.
Dated this 23rd day of December,
2004.
Joseph Gilliam
Is/
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seal)
By: Lyndsay Parrish
Pub December 30, 200-1, JanuarN
6, 2005b.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Suwannee River Springs, Inc.
to M and P Partnership, Ltd.
Walter Baynard and Com-
pany to M and P Partnership;
Ltd.
William C. Robinson to
Charlotte.Roberts.
Thomas H. Fletcher to Robert
C. Young.
Deutsche Bank Ag to Frank J.
Koisa.
Charles B. Lowe to Charles
R. Stanley.
John W. Haggerty to Teddy
B. Daringer.
Michael Baly to Michael E.,
Ellis.
Clyda Andrews to Colin
.Shepherd.
Nathan G. McDougal Sr. to

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Donald R. Tompkins.
Barbara M. Kennedy to
Briahn Sperling.
Southern Fuel Wood Inc. to
Pat M. Post.
Southeastern Funding Part-
ners LLLP to Reuben C. Hall.
Johnny Pruett to Sandra
Crawford.
Sandra M. Crawford to
Ronald Santamore.
James M. Smith to Arvind
Debraganca.
Steffany Forr to Forr Steffany
Co-Trustee.
Linda M. Johnson to Ray-
mond M. Johnson.
Linda M. Johnson to Rayond
M. Johnson.
Raymond M. Johnson to Su-
wannee River Springs, Inc.
Janice Grant Beach to Rich-
ard Walker.
Janie M. Fisher, Trustee to
Janie M. Fisher.
Edward J. Atkins, personal
representative to Kathleen A.
Perry.
Kathleen Atkins Perry aka to
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union.
Dorothy Hill Brooks to Mary
Ann Lind.
Lowell D. Chesborough to
Chesborough Investment Prop-
erties Inc.
Lowell D. Chesborough to
Chesborough Investment Prop-
erties Inc.
Lowell D. Chesborough to
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erties Inc.
Lowell D. Chesborough to
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Lowell D. Chesborough to
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Lowell D. Chesborough to
Chesborough Investment Prop-
erties Inc.
Christina Hall to Ruby Mae
Moon.
LaVaughn -Locke to Ruby
Mae Moon.
Ralph Edgar Moon, Jr. to
Ruby Mae Moon.
Joseph Moon to Ruby. Mae
Moon.
Gayle D. Reyes to Ruby Mae
Moon.
Robert Calvin Stroup to
O'Dell L. Blank.
,Lawrence Alva Diaz to Law-
rence Alva Diaz.
Lawrence Alva Diaz to Law-
rence Alva Diaz.
RW of Gilchrist County Ltd.
to William L. Holland.
Betty Dicks to Kimberly
Powell.
Faith R. Neale to Charles P.
King; Jr.
Jonnie V. Thomas to Lonnie
Thomas.
Paul J. Cottenier, co-personal
representative to Robert Hite. '.
William K. Wiles to Keith A.
Gillyard.
Tri-County Bank to Gregory
V. Beauchamp.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
to Gordom Messmer, Trustee.
Barbara Wray Suggs; Trustee
to Barbara Wray Suggs.
Barbara Wray Suggs to Bar-
bara Wray Suggs,Trustee.
Barbara Wray Suggs, Trustee
to Mark D. Wray.
Thompson Community Cor-
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East off U.S. 19 at N.W. 150th
Street. (CR 218) Proceeds are help-
ing our new church building fund!
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'02 Jeep Liberty Sport, 4-Door, 6-cyl, auto,
air, loaded, clean, 40K miles... $1 1,975
'01 Chevy Blazer 4-Door, auto, air
CD, loaded, 50K miles, clean... $10,575
'01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 4-Door, V-6,
auto, CD, loaded, 38K miles.... $14,975
'00 Ford E-150 Convrsion Van, lear, TVNCR, custom
seats,powerbenchseadualair,28Knes...$12,975
'00 Toyota Camry, 4-Door, auto, air,
full power,.28K miles, like new... $8,975
S'96ToyotaTacoma5-speed '
4-cylinder, air, clean........... $3,975
'92 Ford Ranger 4-cylinder,
-speed, CD.......... $1,075
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CREDIT UNIONS WELCOME
S Warranties.Available


t FOR SALE

GUNS FOR SALE: Ruger P89, 9
mil, auto, $300. Ruger Mark II, .22
cal., competition, $300. Call
352-463-7961.
ltb,1-6
4-WHEELER: Yamaha Big Bear,
runs great, $2,500 obo. Call
463-6148.
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GAS HEATERS FOR SALE:
Various sizes. Call 463-2655.
2tb,12-30-1-6


DRESSER W/M
Matching headboard wit
bed frame, $150. Used be
and mattress also availal
charge. Call (352) 463-03
message.

CAMPER FOR SAL
Pleasure-Way ultimate
RV. Impeccably main
original owner. 66,00
$24,500. Call 352-463-65


2002 20' MONARCH P(
BOAT: 75 HP Mercury
than 40 hrs. Exc. Conditic
Call 352-463-7420 or 493
3tb
HOT TUB / SPA:
lounger, 5HP, 20 jets
lights, never used, warren
$4,300, sacrifice $1,59
372-5287.
4tb.


HUMANE SOCIE1
GILCHRIST COUNT
Store open 9 am 3 pm
- Saturday. Strickland
Bell. Come down and pic
great bargains and help t
at the same time. Proc
sales benefit spay/neute
program. Also taking
463-7364.


ACHING JOIN
BODY PAIN;
Liniments made with es
and natural ingredie
baskets, aromatherapy
consultations. (352) 48
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BEDS: Queen thick, orthopedic,
pillow-top mattresses and box
springs. New in plastic with
warranty. Sacrifice, $160. King
available $225. (352) 372-8588.
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compact River area. 352-463-7264.
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27. what you lost: Call to ider
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5-person rusty, broken, ugly, de;
cabinet, abandoned. Call Sonny
ity. Retail 1387 or 352-256-7275, ke
)5. (352) thanks.

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RESIDENTIAL:
A FARM FOR YOUR FAMILY. Great 4BR, 3BA on 10 acres, est
of High Springs. Fabulous in-ground pool & screened lanai. In
Gilchrist County. $199,900. #231057
ROOM TO ROAM in this 2644 sq. ft., 3BR, 3BA custom home on
5'- beautifully wooded acres near Blue Springs Park. Pond in back
yard. Fireplace & loft master suite. $349,900. #231458
2-STORY LOG CABIN w/pool & cabana, 5BR, 3BA, master, guest
BR/BA on Ist floor. 24.5 acres w/ oaks on Cow Creek. Private. 10 min
to High Springs. $399,900. #230489

VACANT LAND:
ONE ACRE WOODED LOT in Bell. Country living at it's finest!
High & dry land, perfect to build your new home on. $6,995. #1231579
CORNER LOT 1-acre lot in.beautiful. Gilchrist County. Perfect site
for your new home. $6,995. #231582
NICE 5-ACRES wooded lot just inside the Gilchrist County line in
Millhopper Estates subdivision. Close to springs. Nice commute to
Gainesville. $47,900. #230648

COMMERCIAL:
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TRENTON bldg recent roof & new
elec service, high ceilings, next to Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe. Bit
of solid block, originally Crystal Ice House. Great retail, office.
restaurant or other uses. $125,000. #228643






Jim King Realty Inc
Realtor .' ...S.
Main Office (352) 493-2221 ML
-/315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Off ce (352) 463-6144 *
17871 U.S Hwy 19, Fanning Springs. FL 32693
EOUAL HOUSING Suwannee Branch Office 1352) 542-9007
oppORruNrrT 23382 SE 349 Hwy.. Suwannee. FL 32692 RE
E-Mail. ikingre@svic.nel or www Inmkingrealty corm


ONE OF A KIND-Su\,annee Riler
home itlh unbelie able '.le, I Locat-
ed at Fosslers Bluff. the very south-
em-most commrunnit on the east side
of the Suwannee, the home \%as btuil
%lth entenaining and comfort as pn-
onties With 2.900 iq ft of hiing
area. just a fes of the special fea-
tures include master suite ith large
his & hers bathrooms, large kitchen,
dining room Iig room sth rock
fireplace Workshop. large laundry
room. double boat house w/lifts. &
screened porch overlooking the nrer
5535.000 (L\W-748942t Call 493-
2221.


VERY PRIVATE LOCATION
just off the beautiful Suwannee
Riser. Priale boat ramp. A great 2
BR/2 BA get-away!! Must see to
appreciate! $159,000. (DMH-
747737-K) Call 493-2221-.


RARE 5 BEDROOM complete,
rern-odeled on frEs'hv.ater canal in
Ihe To\mn of Sui.annee, just mrrnie
to the Gulf or Suannee Ri\er
Kitchens. bedrooms & bath upstairs
and do" n, this home is. eat for a
Weekend get-a%&a) or fill-time I.
ing t ih room for loLt of guests"
$-59,000 i D\-747723i Call i352?
542-9007.


A GREAT AREA! Not many like
this available' 3 BR/2 BA double-
wide mobile home on 10 beautiful
acres located South of Chiefland on
CR-336. Property is totally fenced.
On paved road. Home very well kept.
$99,500. (LMH-746067-K) Call 493-
2221.
Call our office
for other listings.


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BILLY BOB'S FENCING: All
types. Free estimates. Call
352-498-5463 or 352-221-3275.
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UNCOLLECTED JUDGMENT?
We can help. No recovery. No fee.
NO Judgment too big or small. HK
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486-1639.


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1471 NE 512 Avenue.
ltb,1-6 stones in stock, computer
to assist you in creating
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ad, alive, #ER0014953. Call (352) 4
352-472-t
:ep trying,

tfnb,11-6 MOWER & CI
PARTS: Stihl, Husqvar
DELING Murray, Sears, MTD, Bri
.ng to buy ler, Robin, and Honda. B
with land most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw S1
tfnb, 1-16 493-4904,
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Wf1lford

realty, inc.

Licensed Real Estate Broker
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386935-0243

80 ACRES WITH BEALTIFUIL LARGE OAKS Property) is fenced and
cross-fenced. There is a large fantastic 10: stall horse barn with a large concrete
center room compound and an apartment/office on second story with a deck.
There is a mobile home, nice pastures and beautiful woods, many choices for
home sites. This property is already being used as a horse farm. Of course it's
complete with wells, septic tanks and power. This dream place can be yours for
a bargain price of only $425,000.
15 ACRES (3) 5-acre lots, all buildable, 7 acres fenced pasture & some nice
woods. Has a rustic cottage and another nice outbuilding and a well, septic tank
and power on one lot. All lots on county maintained road Great neighborhood in
North Gilchrist County. All together, $110,000.
139 ACRES IN CENTRAL SUWANNEE COUNTY-Beautiful farm/ranch
land, fenced, 5 ponds, can be divided. Call us for details, etc. Only $3,295/
acre.
15 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LAND-3 entrances off of
Hwy. 27 in Branford, Florida. You can't go wrong with this investment!
$425.000. '
SUtW ANNEE RIVER HO E-Bedutiful 200' of riverfront south of Branford,
1+ acres of land in Lafayette Count 5$198.500, CommercialResidenlial.
60 ACRES +/-IN SUWANNEE COiNTV'-Sorme pasture. some wooded and
-also a nice dug pond. Mostly fenced Asking $198.000.
2.LOTS IN HIDDEN ACRES (TOTAL 300' X 300') On'Wild Turkey Road
near the Suwannee Riser & super good boat ramp. Lots of deer and turkey!
Only $15,800 for both.
LOTS OF 4 ACRE TRACTS In SuwanneeCount $1 2.500 and up.
AIRPARK LOTS ON THE RUNWAY Choose yours loday $30.000 to
$40,000 range.
AIRPARK LOTS OFF THE RUNWAY with privileges, $15,000 AND UP.
3 TO% NHOUSE CONDOS A great rental income investment in Panama
City, Florida. All can be yours for a reasonable price of $239,500,
COMMERCIAL 2.47 ACRES ON HVY 129 in Bell, Florida 559' of paved
frontage. Make a great investment in North Central Florida. Only $275,000.
CLOSE TO ICHETUCKNEE RUN A super one acre lot on paved road and
access to a private park on the best swimming/floating spring fed water. Priced
at only $22.000.
GREAT LOCATION BETWEEN GINNIE & BLUE SPRINGS 1.34 acres
commercial/residential on 340 @ Spring Ridge. 200' of Hwy frontage. $28,900
PRICE REDUCED!
2 1/2 ACRES ON HWY 129 NORTH OF BELL nice wooded property,
good for a home or a business location, for the price of $42,900. PRICE RE-
DUCED!
SANTA FE RIVER Beautiful river view lot across from river road. This lot is
for camping/recreational use. Only $6,900.
2 NICE LOTS AT CHARLES SPRINGS ON THE SUWANNEE Both will
include a current septic system permit. They are side by side. Only $49,900
each.
NICE BUILDABLE LOTS in neighborhood close to. Santa Fe River and Boat
ramps. Great tubing/swimming and fishing area. $12,900.
3 ACRES HWY 129 IN BELL, FLORIDA This beautiful high land with
lots of road frontage could be just what you are needing for your business loca-
tion. $295,000.
OTHER COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN. BELL, TRENTON, FAN-
NING SPRINGS, AND BRANFORD.

Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com


***-*- *- **** r --*-. -

: Services

PRESSURE WASHING, LAWN
MOWING, YARD CLEANING,
AND PAINTING: Reasonable
prices, dependable, insured and
professional. Shamrock Services,
352-463-1212 day or evening and
weekends.
tfnb,1l-l1


TREE SERVICE: Trim or remove
tfnb,12-9 tree. Over 20 years exp. All major
credit cards accepted. Licensed and
)ld Town insured. The Saw Shoppe, High
display on Springs. 386-454-3605,
S9 am 5 1-800-741-3605.
11 free 1- tfnb,10-21
.tment to
office at K & W LAND CLEARING:
100's of Pond, driveways, site prep, culverts,
specialist and roads. Free est. Satisfaction
a lasting guaranteed. 352-258-0393 or 386-
)ved one. 496-1532 home.
tfnb,5-20 24tb,8-12-1-13
ECTRIC: Elmore's Simulated Brick &
:pairs, li- Stone, Inc. Stucco & Hardcoat, Per-
ate Reg. manent Mobile Home Skirting. Li-
63-2155. cense #118. Free Estimates, Jimmie
fnb,11-25 Elmore, Owner. Call (352) 472-
5542.
24tp,8-12-1-13
AINSAW
na, Ayp, NEW! at IRON-FREE Well Wa-
ggs, Koh- ter Company. PENOX Wide
Blades for Spectrum Filtration System. Re-
moves IRON, TANNIN, SUL-
hop FUR, MANGANESE, and TUR-
BIDITY. KILL BACTERIA. No
fn, 11-03 more BAD TASTE, BAD ODOR,
and STAINED FIXTURES. Our
iS: Lang- systems are tailored to your par-
)-4456. ticular need. All are LOW
tfnb,2-22 COST, LOW MAINTENANCE,
GUARANTEED. Call today for
LITTLE FREE WATER TEST. No Obli-
all. ang- gation. Prices: $695 to $1995.
t-4456. IRON-FREE WELL WATER
tfnb,2-22 COMPANY 352-542-9817 1-800-
437-1128 or WILSON HOME
CENTER 352-463-2068.
tfnb,11-4
NAIL GUN SERVICES & RE-
PAIRS: For Bostitch and Senco
Brands. For competitive prices and
quick turn-around call Gilchrist
Building Supply at 352-463-2738.
Located in Bell.
tfnb,11-6
BUILDING CONTRACTOR:
CBC017140 Custom homes built
on your lot. Precision Development,
PO Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
l0d Town, 352-542-8416.
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I Help Wanted 5

VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS

Teacher Aide
Trenton Elementary
High School diploma or equivalent
required. Associete of Arts degree
or higher, at least 60 credit hours
from an accredited
institution, or a passing score
on an approved state test.

Middle/High Instructor
Central Campus
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Math
and/or Science preferred.

Pre-K Special Needs Instructor
Bell Elementary School
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering
Early Childhood and ESE required.

Speech/Language Pathologist
(K-12)
District-wide
Bachelor's Degree in Speech/
Language Pathology
Communication Disorders from an
accredited educational institution.
Florida certification in Speech/
Language Pathology and/or
licensure in Speech/Language
Pathology.
School Psychologist
District-wide.
Master's Degree from an accredited
institution. Certification covering
School Psychology.
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or
Equivalent. Contact the District
Office for an application
and more information.


.i ur I 10e ui n *Sci n n
Help Wanted a

Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications -!
for our Highly Qualified Substitute"
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with,'-
current or former teaching
certificate in a core subject area.
Once approved, highly qualified-
substitutes would be eligible for
substituting at $130 a day in
pre-approved situations where there
is a long-term absence in a core' -
subject area. All other daily I'
substituting would be at current dai-
ly rates. Contact the District Offie4
for an application and
more information.

Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified
applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL.
For information or
questions, contact the
Transportation Department
at (352) 463-3230.

Obtain and submit application to:.
Gilchrist County School District,,
310 NW 11th Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.

Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed. Applications
will be accepted until positions are
filled. EEO/Drug Free Workplace'-
www.GilchristSchools.org


~ Sj Stun ~
New Deed-Restricted Subdivision
Located South of Trenton
Spacious 2-Acre Lots Paved Road
Underground Utilities
New Mobile or Site-Built Minimum 1,500 square feet
$28,900 to $37,000
See Photos on our Website
www.Floridalandl.com
From Trenton go South on Santa Fe (next to Wilson Mobile
Homes) to left on CR-319, Continue to signs on the left;
Southern Property Services, Inc.
352-375-7731 352-475-3500 352-278-2591


L. Frank Grant Realty






r .


Dot, Frank, and John
Welcome You To Gilchrist County
(Frank) lfgrealty@bellsouth.net (Dot) dotcuesta@bellsouth.net
VIEW ALL OF OUR LISTINGS AT
www.frankgrantrealty.com

7750 SW CR-307 Trenton









7.68 acres with a 3 BR/2 BA home, double-car garage with
workshop, and plenty of room for storage. A swimming
,pool, patio, and 4-acres of planted Christmas Trees.
MLS#747838 S219.995.

4009 SE 53rd Court-






2 BR/I BA M/H on 5 acres, fenced, 4" well.
MLS#747843 Price $56,000.

714 NE 4th Avenue






2 BR/2 BA 1989 M/H on a 75x140 ft lot. Ayers Es-
tates in Trenton. Front and back porch. MLS#747894.
Price at $27,500.

811 NE 11th Street









A 1987 2 BR/2 BA M/H refurbished with range, fridge,
washer and dryer. A 80x100 ft. lot, City of Trenton.
MLS#747792. Price $30,500.

NW 30th Street Bell
5 acres, wooded, rolling, no improvements.
Zoned for house or MM/H. Only...$45,500.

L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
S 216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693AL HSI
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 OPPORTUNITY'
lfgrealty@bellsouth.net
REALTOR Multiple Listing Servicest To MLS
REALTOR We List To Sell! MLSe
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Gilchrist


County Journa

ADVERTISING, PRINTING, & SIGI


Woodland


Craft Signs



(352) 463-7135


FAX (352) 463-734


Land For Sale!
Fox Run-2 Acre Lols-(CR 319
south of Trenton. Deed Restrict-
ed, New MH or Site Built -
$28,900 to $37,000
40 Rolling Wooded Acres North
of CR 340 MLS#232350. Land-
locked, next to timber company)
land, ,excellent hunting
$110,000
20 Acres North of CR I 3-,NW
'15th Ave MLS#232415. Wood.
ed, high,' dry & gently rolhng,
wonderful homesite $140,000 .
30 AcresNW 50th Ave 3
Wooded Ten Acre Lots
MLS#232414. Located 2 miles
east of Rock Bluff boat ramp -
$180,000
39 Acres South of CR 232- SE
30th Street MLS#232486. Gor-
geous Land very rolling with
Granddaddy Live Oiak
S296.300c
.40 Acres -Alachua Co. 20 mmn
W. of Gaine'sIle
MLS#231126. Great locaiun' IS
yr old planted pine. perimeter of
Oaks! $S3421.i11
31 Acres in Gilchrist County -
Mostly pasture, barns, fenced,
Cross-fenced, 3Bed/l Bath
house. $290,000
Investor Special in Trenton: 13
rental mobile homes, all present-
ly leased! $339,000
24.6 Acres Just North of Wilcox
-$172,200
3 Adjoining'Lots in Silver Oaks
- Levy County $36,000



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Services, Inc.


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Page Thirteen


11T CT-RIST CAO TNTY TOUTRNAIT


TH4UKRSDAYI, JAINUAR 0M D u, Duu..1 U 1 0 \.f%... .. x.L"


SHelp Wanted

SIGN LANGUAGE INTER-
PRETERS NEEDED IMMEDI-
ATELY: Bachelor's or Associate's
degree preferred, high school diplo-
ma or GED, minimum. Must be
RID or State of Florida certified at
Level II or above, Computer liter-
ate. Knowledge of technical terms a
plus. Contact: Janice Irwin at 386-
754-4215 or e-mail: Ir-
winj@lakecitycc.edu To remain
open until position is filled. Appli-
cation available on Web:
www.lakecitycc.edu AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION COLLEGE IN EDUCA-
TION AND EMPLOYMENT
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
2tb,1-6-1-13
ACCOUNT CLERK II: Collect
student fees and prepare daily bank
deposits. Administers petty cash,
change funds and receipt books.
High school graduate plus three
years business office experience.
One of which is non-professional
accounting. Special consideration
will be given to applicants with an
Associate degree or certificate in
related area. Salary $18,669 annual-
ly plus benefits. Deadline for re-
ceiving applications, January 19,
2005. Jobline: (386) 754-4505; Fax
(386) 754-4594. E-mail: Boett-
cherg@lakecitycc.edu Applications
are available on Web at:
www.lakecitycc edu AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION COLLEGE IN EDUCA-
TION AND EMPLOYMENT
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
2tb,l-6-1-13

LINE COOK NEEDED: No cook-
ing experience necessary. Must be
able to read tickets and put plates
together. Speed and dependability a
must. Apply in person after 5 pm,
Mon.-Thurs. Akins BBQ in Bell,
463-6859.


( TROKE REALTY
INC.--

(352) 463-7075
(352) 463-7302 FAX


Help Want(
SENIOR STAFF ASSIS
Secretarial work within the
Health Programs performing
filing, and assisting chairpe
Allied Health Programs and
nator of Nursing Programs w
ministrative details. Profic
Word, Excel, and Microso
look. Requires high school
or its equivalent plus three
secretarial or clerical expe
Special consideration will b
to applicants with an assoct
gree or certificate in a relate
Salary $21,612 annually plu
fits. Deadline for receiving
tions: January 19, 2005. In
Human Resources Develo
Lake City Community Colle
SE Vocational Place. Jobline
754-4505; Fax (386) 754-4.
mail: Boettcherg@lakecit
Applications are available o
at: www.lakecitycc.edu VI
EA/EO COLLEGE IN EE
TION & EMPLOYMENT.
2tb,1
HELP WANTED: Please a
person at 1620 North Main
Bell at Billy Bobs Auto sale
be willing to work 6 Days
and have some sales knowlec
lingual a plus.

ACTIVITY/CNA POS
OPEN: For Saturday and Su
am 5:30 pm. Apply at
Health & Rehab Center.
DFWP, Trenton. 463-7101.

TRUCK DRIVER: For lo
ing, class A CDL. Call 35
0664 or 352-339-2018.
2tp,1
PART-TIME BOOKKE
Quicken, Excel, Word skil
resume to 220 N. Main Stree
ton 32693 or e-mail resume
ton@bestdrugs.com


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Allied
typing,
;rson of
Coordi-
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given 3 BR/1 BA BLOCK HOME: In
iate de- Trenton, fenced yard, carport. First,
ed area. last, and security required. $645 per
is bene- month. 352-463-8316.
applica- Itb,1-6
quiies: HUNTING. LEASE WANTED:
pge, 1 Smaller acreage, family oriented.
e (386) Call 321-277-2707 ask for Sean.
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g haul- 5 ACRE PAVED ROAD: frontage
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to tren- plantation pine trees. Excellent in-
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m $68,500 for 20 acres with Owner
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front porch, paved CR frontage south of town...$49,900
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site, nearby CR-347 in Levy Co....$22,500.
2-ACRES WOODED, SECLUDED PROPERTY IN EAST GILCHRIST: Has mix of woods & pasture, for two side-by-side one-acre
tracts (sold together), could make for 2 home-sites and near to SR 26, call or email for details...$20,000.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005


Co-Op Gives Local
Farmers Forecast
For 2005
(Continued from Page Two)
bumper crop, but the weakening
dollar should help buoy export
sales.
With 2004 being the year
Southern States returned to
profitability, Thomas R. Scrib-
ner, President and CEO, says
employees are freed to focus on
customer service. Fiscal 2004
put the co-op back on the profit-
making track with a pre-tax
savings of $3.6 million before a
gain on the cancellation of
capital securities.
Including that gain, overall
earnings were $67.9 million.
The improved results-along
with a general improvement in
the credit markets-gave South-
ern States an opportunity to gain
more favorable terms for its re-
volver and term loan financing.
"With our funding in place
for the long-term,.our employ-
ees can give total attention to
what is really important-our
customers," says Scribner. "We
are dedicated to total customer
service. It's not anything new
for us; excellence in customer
service has been a hallmark of
this cooperative for many, many
years. But customer service is a
moving target. Maintaining and
building on a customer service
reputation require constant at-
tention. Our number one goal


for this year is to provide cus-
tomers what they need, when
they need it."
Celebrating its 81" anniver-
sary this year, Southern States
now has more than 300,000
farmer members. As one of the
nation's largest agricultural co-
operatives, it provides a range
of farm inputs, including fertil-
izer, seed, livestock feed and pet
food, animal health supplies and
petroleum products, as well as
other items for the farm and
home. The cooperative has
more than 1,200 retail outlets
and had sales of just under $1.3
billion in its fiscal year ended
June 30, 2004.


February 28, 2005
New Registration
Deadline For The
2004 Florida
Hurricanes
(Continued from Page-One)

coordinating officer.
To register, Floridians should
call the FEMA toll-free number,
800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY
800-462-7585 for those who are
speech- or hearing-impaired.
Teleregistration hours will be
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST,
seven days a week until further
notice. Applicants may also
register online at the FEMA
website http://www.fema.gov


by clicking on the red "hot-link"
button in the upper right-hand
portion of the page marked
"Register for Disaster Assis-
tance Online."
"Even with the extended
deadline for registering we en-
courage everyone to go ahead
and complete the process as
soon as possible," stated Bill
Carwile, federal coordinating
officer.


Online Banking -
Should You Or
Shouldn't You?
Does being able to check the
balance in your checking ac-
count at 2:00 a.m. have a certain
appeal? How about having your
mortgage payment made while
you're vacationing' in Europe?
Online banking and bill pay-
ment comes with many con-
veniences, but it's not for eve-
ryone, reports the Florida
Institute of Certified Public Ac-
countants' (FICPA),
If you're computer savvy,
transfer money between bank
accounts at the same bank and
pay more than a few bills a
month, you may be a good can-
didate for electronic banking
and bill payment.. Here are
some questions that can help
determine whether you should.
or shouldn't take your banking
online.
What Are The Key Advan-


stages Of Online Banking?
Online banking allows you to
access your bank accounts and
pay bills at home, at work, on
business trips or on vacation.
All you need is access to a per-
sonal computer and an Internet
connection. Some online
banking systems allow you to
download banking transaction
information to personal software
applications, such as Quicken
and MS Money, making it eas-
ier to manage your finances.
What Types of Transactions
Can You Do Online?
.With online banking, you can
check your account balances
and view account activity. This
makes it easy to verify ATM
cash withdrawals, debit card
purchases and other transactions
you may forget to enter into
your checkbook register. You
also can transfer money be-
tween your accounts, view
statements online and, in some
cases, even see the front and
back of paid checks.
Are There Transactions That
Cannot Be Completed Online?
When it comes time to make
a deposit to your account, you'll
need to stop by your local
branch, although you can ar-
range for direct deposit of your
payroll, government or dividend
checks. For cash, it's off to an
ATM or bank teller.
How Does Online Bill Pay-
ment Work?
To set up your online bill
payment account, you will need


to provide your bank with the
account number and the correct
remittance name and address for
each company you plan to pay
electronically. To pay bills, you
enter your payment requests
online. The bank debits your
bank account for the appropriate
amount and pays the payee ei-
ther electronically or by check.
You can schedule payments in
advance or arrange to have
regular, fixed-amount bills, like
your mortgage or loan payment,
paid automatically each month.
How Quickly Do My Trans-
actions and Bill Payments Post?
While electronic bill paying
may be easier, it'S generally not
faster. Most banks suggest that
you allow anywhere from five
to 10 days for your payment to
reach the payee. To help you
monitor your payments, most
online bank sites provide a
payment activity page that
shows the status scheduled,
pending or processed for all
your payments.
What Fees Should I Expect To
Pay?
Most banks don't charge for
online banking, but fees for
electronic bill payment vary.
Banks typically charge *a
monthly fee for a specific num-
ber of bill payments, with an
additional per item charge when
you exceed the limit. Some of-'
fer free or discounted electronic
bill paying for the first two or
three months or when you
'maintain a specified balance in


your accounts.
What If I Have A Dispute
About A Transaction Or A Bill
Payment?
You bank is required to pro-
vide you with its error resolu-
tion procedures. Be sure to
follow the rules closely, and pay
particular attention to the dead-
lines for reporting errors.
How Secure I Online Bank-
ing?
Most banks use 128-bit en-
cryption technology, which is
the most secure way to send in-
formation over the Internet. In
addition, online banking serv-
ices require some combination
of user name, password and per-
sonal identification number
(PIN) to access your account.
CPAs say that while this
should give you confidence re-
garding the security of your
transactions, be sure to read
your bank's privacy notice on
its Web site to learn specifically
how your data is protected. To
learn more about online bank-
ing, consult with a CPA in your
area.


Health Insurance
Options For The
Self-Employed
Finding and paying for health
insurance is one of the most
pressing concerns for self-.
employed workers. Although
the cost of medical coverage is
climbing, there is some good
news. According to the Florida
Institute of Certified Public Ac-
'countants (FICPA), you now
can deduct 100 percent of
health-insurance premiums that
you pay for yourself, your
spouse and dependents, up to
certain limits. And since it's an
above-the-line deduction, you're
eligible even if you don't item-
ize.
Following is an overview of
some of the health-insurance
options available to self-
employed workers. Be aware
that insurance laws vary from
state to State, so you should start
your search by checking with
your state insurance department.
Consider Cobra Coverage
COBRA, the acronym for
Consolidated Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act, is the fed-
eral law that requires companies
with r ntit thali 20 dttiplB[y's to
allow departing workers to con-
tinue coverage in the company's
health plan for at least 18
months. The employee pays the
full premium cost plus up to two
percent administrative charges.
COBRA might be the best
option for a person with a pre-
existing condition, such as dia-
betes or heart disease. Since
you're continuing your current
coverage, you cannot be
dropped or face exclusions.
When your COBRA coverage
expires, you may continue with
the same plan at the individual
plan rate.
Rely On Someone Else
If your spouse has health in-
surance from his or her em-
ployer, it is likely to offer better
and less expensive coverage
than you could get on your own.
Some companies offer coverage
to domestic partners as well.
Most health-care insurance
plans no longer provide cover-
age for students once they've
graduated, but some allow
young adults to remain on their
parents' plan for a limited time.
Find A Part-Time Job With
Benefits
For some self-employed
workers, a part-time job with
benefits can solve the problem
of finding affordable health in--
surance. These jobs are hard to
find, and you also need to con-
sider how part-time work will
affect your primary career.
Join An Association
Going it alone in your busi-
ness doesn't necessarily rule out
taking advantage of group buy-
ing power. Group rates may be
available through membership
in an association. Check with
your local chamber of com-
merce, trade and professional
associations, and your alumni
association if you're a college
graduate.
Find. Out If Your State Offers
"Group Of One' Plans
Some states allow self-


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medical exam before you're ap-
proved for coverage. These
plans are expensive, so you
need to shop carefully and corn
pare prices.
Look Into A Health Savinigs
Account
A Health Savings Accoufit
(HSA) is not a health-insurance
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the end of the year, HSA funds
that you don't use for medical
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future medical bills or to sqp-
plement retirement.
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Finding a policy to fit ydui
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you get started. To learn more
about assessing your health-
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Bronson Warns Of ,
Potential For
Disaster Relief Scams.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson is
warning the public to beware qf
potential scam artists posing. as
relief agencies for the victims of
the tsunami in Asia.
"It's clear that there will be,a.
great need for assistance for the
tens of thousands of victims of
this terrible disaster," Bronson
said. "But people who want-to.
help need to ensure their dona-
tions are going to actual victims
and not to con artists."
In Florida, most charitable
organizations are required by-
state law to be registered with
the Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services and
provide financial information.
That information is compiled pr
the Department's web site
www.800helpfla.com and in the
annual "Gift Givers' Guide," a
popular consumer publication
which shows how much money
an organization has raised the
Previous year, how much was
spent on program services, ad-
flittltativ e osti and fund-
raising activities. Consumers
can also contact the Depart-
ment's consumer hotline at 800-
HELPFLA (800-435-7352) to
determine whether a charity is
properly registered and find out
the complaint history of a char-
ity.
; The Department has received
reports in past disasters such
as wildfires and following ter-
rorist attacks of September 11,
2001 of organizations seeking
help for victims and pocketing
the money. It is difficult to.ip-
vestigate these cases because
scam artists have usually left,#n
area before anyone realizes they
have been conned. Brons.n
says it is incumbent on consum-
ers to take precautions to avoid
being, victimized. Consumers
may be approached over the
phone, on the Internet, ,or
through direct mail.
Bronson also provides the
following tips to consider when
deciding whether to donate to ia
organization:
Don't judge an organiza-
tion based on an impres-
sive-sounding name.
Find out what it actually
does.
Be wary of emotional
appeals and organizations
that have only vague
plans for spending the
funds they collect.
Never give cash. Write,a
check payable only to an
organization, not an indi-
vidual.
Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "run-
ner" to pick up your do-
nation. Reputable chari-
ties are willing to wait
for your contribution.
Consumers have the right
to ask for an organiza'-
tion's financial report
and federal tax identifi-
cation number, the latter
of which you will need.to
claim your contribution
as a tax deduction.


If an organization is hot
registered, contact the
Department.
Consumers who have addi-
tional questions or want to re-
port a potential scam should c&ll
the Department's hotline at 800-
HELPFLA (800-435-7352).


A leader takes people where
they want to go. A great leader
takes people where they doh-t
necessarily want to go, birt
ought to be.
-Rosalynn Carter


employed workers to purchase
health insurance at group rates,
as a "group of one." Premiums
for one-person group plans are
significantly lower than premi-
ums on individuals policies, so
it's worth looking into this op-
tion.
Shop Carefully For An Indi-
vidual Plan
The cost of an individual
health-insurapce plan varies
greatly, depending on your age,
medical history, and the insurer
you select. You will need to
submit a detailed medical his-
tory and, in some cases, pass a


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