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Memorial Service To
Be Held Saturday
For Caitlin Huggins
The Bell High School stu-
dent who received her diploma
during a ceremony attended by
Florida Governor Jeb Bush, lost
her battle against cancer and
died on Thursday, January 27,
2005. The 17-year-old student
who was loved by everyone and
displayed strength in God be-
yond understanding, was at her
home surrounded by the love of
her family and friends when she


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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 73 Years


SPhone (352) 463-7135 Fax (35) 463-7393 $20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 74 No. 36 gilchistjoumal@bellsouth.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, February 3, 2005 Price 50 Of Florida, $28.00 Out of State Other Areas


Gilchrist County Man Donates

Property To Expand EMS And

Fire Service North Of Bell


The Gilchrist County Com-
mission took action to accept
the donation of two acres of
property on Monday, January
24" which was recently donated
to allow Gilchrist County to ex-
pand emergency medical and
fire service north of Bell.
Wilbur "PeeWee" Thomas
of Bell donated two acres of
property adjacent to the Gil-


christ County Emergency Medi-
cal Service station north of Bell.
The board of Commissioners,
on a motion by Commissioner
Tommy Langford, agreed to
proceed with the receiving of
the property and the closing set.
The county would pay for the
survey and the closing costs.
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
gave a second to the motion.
The board agreed with. the ac-


tion in a 5-0 vote.
The Bell Town Council is
reported to be in favor of the
fire department being moved
out of the Town of Bell and ex-
panded into a larger facility.
The Gilchrist Commission
agreed that Mr. Thomas has
done a great service to provide
the property for the county to
expand emergency service to a
growing area north of Bell.


Gilchrist Continuous Care

Committee to Hold Meeting

February 10th


The Gilchrist Continuous
Care Committee will be holding
a meeting on Thursday, Febru-
ary 10, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Trenton City Hall to discuss the
possibility of an assisted living
facility in Gilchrist County.
The Florida Department of


Elder Affairs will be sending a
consultant, Ed Quill. Mr. Quill
will be conducting a Needs As-
sessment and Feasibility Study
and a tour of the prospective site
will be conducted. The public
is invited and encouraged to at-
tend.


The Gilchrist Continuous
Care Committee is pleased to
announce that they have re-
ceived advance notice of the
Internal Revenue Service's ap-
proval of their application as a
non-profit corporation with 501
(c) 3 status.


Bell's Bulldogs, Todd Scaggs, Kenny Miller and Clayton Gregory, are all over
Trenton's Brandon Mathis as he tries to complete his shot.


Trenton Takes Basketball

Victory Over Bell


By Jason Avery
On Friday January 28th at the
Bell High School gymnasium
the Bell Bulldogs got set to play
their rivals, the Trenton Tigers.
Fans from all over the county
came, to watch their respected
teams in what would prove to be
a good game. As the two teams
took the court the overwhelming
crowd cheered, stomped the
bleachers, and clapped for their
alma maters.
The game started out fierce,
as Bell started a run early. The
first possession of the game re-
sulted in a lay-up from #44
Buck Douglas to give the Bull-
dogs a 2-0 lead. On their next
trip down the court, Douglas
again hit a shot, this time from
outside the arch for three to give
Bell a 5-0 advantage. Trenton
couldn't convert and as Bell
took it down the court again,
#34 Darrel Dees got fouled and
made both free throws to extend
their lead to a 7-0 margin.
Things would calm down from
that'point on as the game would
get closer. On Trenton's next
possession #23, Eric Hogan,
would get fouled and make both
free throws to cut the Bulldog
lead to five. Trenton would go
on a run of their own making
back-to-back lay-ups on fast
breaks to make the game a 6-7


lead for Bell. Bell would an-
swer back as Buck Douglas hit
another three and put Bell ahead
by four.
The Tigers would go on an-
other run, this time #12, Lonnie
Shanklin, and #15, Brandon
Mathis, would hit back-to-back
jump shots to tie the game at ten
each. Trenton would pull ahead
when they worked it inside to
Eric Hogan and he hit a lay-up
to give the Tigers their first lead
of the game. Bell would answer
back this time by Darrel Dees,
who took the ball to the basket
and tied the game at 12 apiece.
Later in the quarter, after the
Tigers had built a 16-12 lead,
#4, Brent Strickland for Bell,
made a tremendous lay-up to cut
the score to a 16-14 game late in
the first quarter. As the clock
rolled down Trenton and Bell
exchanged shots and the first
quarter ended with Trenton
leading 19-16.
In the second quarter, Bell
took control early. After cutting
the lead to one, Brent Strickland
took the ball through the lane
and made a great lay-up to give
Bell a one point lead at 19-20.
After Bell had built their lead
even more with two free throws
by #1, Todd Scaggs, Trenton
guard Brandon Mathis hit a
tremendous lay-up to bring the


Tigers within one. On the Ti-
gers' next possession #14,
Corey White, evaded a defender
and made a nice backboard shot
to give Trenton the lead again
with a 23-22 advantage over
Bell. The Bulldogs would fight
back, as they took the ball down
the court. Todd Scaggs hit a
lay-up in traffic to give Bell the
lead right back and make the
game 23-24. The lead would
change again as Trenton would
hit another jump-shot, and on
their next possession #41, Josh
Rawlings, pulled up and hit a
huge three to give Trenton a 27-
25 lead late in the second quar-
ter. Later in the quarter, tied at
27 apiece, Trenton had posses-
sion and #21, Scott Manders,
got fouled, and made a big free
throw to give the Tigers a one
point lead. With just under a
minute left until the half Todd
Scaggs led a break-away down
the court and hit a lay-up that
gave Bell the lead at 29-28.
Trenton took the ball down the
court and ran the clock to under
30 seconds. As they looked for
the right shot the Tigers finally
hit a lay-up to give them the
lead back at 28-29. With less
than 20 seconds on the clock
until the half, Bell found Buck
Douglas under the basket to


Gilchrist Chamber Hosts Record Crowd Of

Members And Guests At Awards Banquet


The. Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce held
their annual awards banquet on
Thursday, January 27, 2005 in
the Trenton Elementary School
Cafeteria. A record crowd of
226 members and guests
attended the first county-wide
program of 2005.
The highlight of the evening
was the presentation of the
outstanding awards to the
individuals and businesses that
have earned these honors.
Susan J. Bryant explained
that she was very honored to be
asked to award the "Citizen of
the Year" for 2004, especially
since she has personally known
and been associated with this
person most of her life.
"The recipient was born in
Alachua County and moved to
Gilchrist as a young child. He
.attended both schools in
Gilchrist County and graduated
from Bell High School and
Lake City Community College.
"A ball lover... In school he
was a star basketball player and
played six-man football. Later
in life he went to a smaller ball,
'the softball' and was very
instrumental in all the softball
games and tournaments played
here a few years back." She
added that softball was a great
past-time in Gilchrist County a
few years back.
"Now in his older years of
life, still an avid ball lover, he
now is chasing a smaller ball
with a golf cart.
"He is to be commended for
all of the help he has done to
save many lives through the
tons of units of blood he has
given and has coordinated here
in our county throughout the
years.
"A public servant he has
truly been, serving first
His God and his works,
His wife, daughter, family
and friends,
A generous open pocket for
any and every organization,
club, man, woman or child for
whatever the case may be,
Short is stature, tall in
deeds... always available to
help a poor soul in need with a
ride, a meal or maybe just a
smile.
"A peaceable, loving mild-
mannered, trustworthy, public
servant for over 31 years... If
you haven't guessed it by now,
please join me in congratulating
the 'Man of Few Words' W.W.
'Wimpy' Welch."
Mr. Welch was presented a
plaque following a standing
ovation from the many people
that know him and have called
him a friend for many years.
Ted Burt, the recipient of the


give the Bulldogs a 30-31 lead
at halftime.
In the third quarter it stayed
close halfway through. Bell
took an early 33-30 lead with a
lay-up by Darrel Dees and
Trenton would come back to tie
it at 35 later in the quarter. Bell
took the ball down the court and
took a 35-37 lead, and Trenton
would tie it again. Trenton fi-
nally took the lead with a three
by Brandon Mathis and didn't
look back. The Tigers went on
a run late in the third to give
them a 53-39 lead at the end of
the quarter.
By the time the fourth quarter
started Bell couldn't dig them-
selves out of a hole. Bell fought
harder in the fourth quarter than
they did in.the third but came up
short. The game ended with
Trenton winning 69-55. Both
teams did a fantastic job and de-
serve a great amount of credit.


2000 J. Min Ayers Lifetime
Achievement Award, explained
that he was honored to get to
present the 2005 award.
"Tonight I get to present this
award to the most deserving
person I know. As most of you
are aware, J Min Ayers was an
extraordinary man... a lifetime
achiever. In the first election
where he was old enough to
vote... he was elected State
Representative from Gilchrist
County and later served as State
Senator. Mr. Ayers was a
businessman, a family man, but
most of all... a caring,
considerate human being who
loved life.
"Just as no one can say
enough about the qualities of
Mr. Ayers, no one can say
enough about tonight's recipient
of theJ. Min Ayers Lifetime
Achievement Award. 'Gary
Rexroat, we love you,'" Ted
Burt stated.
There is just not enough ink
to print the details and express
the things Gary Rexroat has
done for his family and the
many people of this area since
he and his wife Gwen moved
here in 1972. Gary was elected
to the Gilchrist County School
-*t f 1986 and has served
faithfully to this day. Gary's
Medical Assistant Dana Corbin
who works with him at
Chiefland Medical Center best
sums it up about her friend in
the following letter.
"Gary Rexroat, how could I
even start to tell you about this
amazing man? He is the most
compassionate, loving, unselfish
and concerned man I've ever
known in my life. I've worked
for with him for three and a half
years, 40 hours a week in the
same little office. I've never
(Continued to Page Sixteen)


Susan Bryant presented W. W. Welch with the Gilchrist
County Citizen'of the Year Award for his many years of
outstanding public service to the community.


Ted Burt presented the J. Min Ayers Lifetime'-
Achievement Award to Gary Rexroat for his service,
dedication and true compassion for everyone he comes in
contact with. (Chamber photos by Anna Wild).



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The Commercial Business of the Year was awarded to the Suwannee Valley Quilt
Shoppe. Dorothy Bennett, Manager of Framing, Stephanie Metts, Owner, Judy
Parks, Manager of Artisan's Gallery, and Lois Scott, (not pictured Paul Metts), were
proud to accept the award.



Newberry Lion's Club To Host

Farm Toy Show February 5th


Once again the Newberry
Lion's Club is preparing for
its annual Farm Toy Show on
Saturday, February 5'h.
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.
and close at 3:00 p.m. The
event will be held at Oak
View Middle School on US
27/41, just two blocks south
of the red light in Newberry.
Vendors from many states
come with their wares. In


addition, there will be a
Blindfold Tractor Driver
Race at 10:00 a.m.; a slowest
tractor race; lots of collector-
model toys plus less expen-
sive toys for sale or trade;
dealers representing most of
the Eastern United States; old
tractors on display with an
old tractor parade at noon;
lunch and snacks; and door
prizes with a drawing every


30 minutes.
There will also be a raffle
for two pedal tractors with
two chances to win. Come
and join in the fun for this
major fund-raiser with 100
percent of the proceeds going
to benefit Lion's Founda-
tions, the Alachua County
Sight and Hearing Founda-
tion, North Florida Lions Eye
(Continued to Page Sixteen)


passed away.
A memorial service, cele-
brating the life of Caitlin Hug-
gins, will be held Saturday, Feb-
ruary 5'h at 1:00 p.m. in the Iris
Roberts Auditorium in Bell.
Immediately .following the
service a covered dish luncheon
and party will be held in the
Bell High School lunchroom.
The public is invited to attend
and celebrate in the love this
young lady had for her family,
fellow students and friends.









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John's

:Comments
By: John M. Ayers
This past Friday night Cindy
Jo and I accompanied J and
Lindsay to Callahan to attend
the Beast Feast at Carrie's
church. I want to share Carrie's
column that will be published in
the Westside Journal on Friday,
February 4th with the readers of
the Gilchrist County Journal.
This was a great program, the
food was delicious and the peo-
ple were very -warm and
friendly.
Beast Feast lures
Area outdoorsmen
By: Carrie Ayers
As the cluck... purr and yelp
went up, the audience couldn't
resist looking around for the fan
of feathers and long beard to fly
down from the church rafters.
SWhile there were no live tur-
k ys in the sanctuary of First
Baptist Church, Callahan on
Friday night, one would think it
Was the eve of hunting season
by the number of camouflage-
Clad men and young boys as-.
sembled for the Beast Feast.
' The fourth annual Beast Feast
reached out to 1,500 outdoor
enthusiasts this year, up from
1,200 sportsmen who attended


in 2004. Tickets for the annual
event sold out early last week.
Just before dusk, the crowd
descended as lines circled up
and around the church's family
life center. Serving as a main
attraction the pheasant, fish,
quail, sausage and hush puppies
were quickly gobbled up.
But the main attraction, Joey
Hancock, a, published out-
doorsman and television per-
sonality, took center stage to
address the sanctuary full of
people. He told the crowd that
friends and money can serve as
one's safety in life, but just like
the safety on a gun, it's often
not enough.
"When the joy of the hunt is
over, sometimes the man-made
safety just can't handle the
situation," said Hancock. "I've
been in the creek bottoms of
life. It's not a good place to be."
Confessing that he does not
know the details of everyone's
life, Hancock said he does know
that God will not leave them in
the creek bottoms alone. He
will show up.
"He was there before you got
there just waiting for you," said
Hancock. "A God that will
walk the creek bottoms with us,
does not.just show up on Sun-
day."
Following Hancock's power-


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decision to follow the Lord.
This week FBC church mem-
bers began following up with
the people who made this life-
changing decision.
"It's a lot of work, but the
reward is great when you see
that kind of response," said First
Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Lynn
Hyatt.
To close out the evening,
youth and adult door prizes
were given away. The prizes in-
cluded bows, deer feeders,
knives, turkey calls, tree stands,
a gun cabinet, scooter and vari-
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VOLUNTEERS The

Backbone Of Our

Community!


A Letter To The
Editor
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have been to three mobil
fires and we lost all o
homes. My comments
two of these fires. One i
directly across the street
the fire station and no or
that fire station respond
another was within a few
of their local fire depa
which didn't respond.
fire stations in the cou
respond and the volunteer
very courageous and
very hard to put the fires
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unteers. They were great
I am not saying tha
homes could have beer
even if the local fire static
on the scene but the poi
making is that no one res
from their local fire depa
We are in a crisis wit
county when it comes
protection.
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in desperate need of volt
There have been reports
ing less than two persons
of our fire stations, are
to respond to fight a st
fire. What are the odds t
person may not be av
during the residents' t
need? It takes at least fo
fighters, with one ce
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were asked to go to the fire sta-
tion in their district and have a
town meeting with the local
residents to talk about the needs
or so I of their local fire department. I
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if these Gilchrist Volunteer Fire De-
are on apartment just recently got reju-
:ire was venated and we have several
et from residents that are now involved
ne from .in one way or another to help
led and out whenever they can.
blocks It is going to be up to each
rtment, community to have volunteers
Other in their local fire departments
nty did until our county can afford to
rs were hire full time firefighters. The
out. I requirement, for the Florida
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EMS First Responder and Haz-
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savese ardous Materials Awareness.
sav Volunteers that are not physi-
nt I am caly capable or are not trained
pounded for interior fire-fighting can re-
artment. spond and assist in support roles
hin the such as driving the fire truck,
to fire bringing additional water to the
fire in their tanker to replenish
cents are water in the main pumper that is
unteers. handling the fire, passing out
show- bottled water to the firefighters
Sat one when they come out of the
eligible structure, washing and doing
ructure inventory on the fire trucks so
hat that they are ready to roll when
'ailable called out or anything else that
time of the fire chief or commander on
ur fire- the scene needs. Everyone can
certified do their part.
Scene t will be up to the county to
e. The provide qualified training for
nission- the volunteers and a dedication
crisis in by the Board of County Com-
ped for missioners to their communities
refight- to help the fire chiefs have well-
At the maintained fire equipment. We
ioner's can't have all new tankers or
embers engines right away but we may
be able to get new ones later on
through grants and other sources
of funding.
S "One man can't make a
village, it takes a community
to make a village" says it all.
Please contact your district
commissioner and your local
fire chief and get the ball roll-
ing. Together we, the residents,
can make a difference.
Concerned Citizen
6 Delight Curtis


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Senator Rod Smith

Announces

Candidacy for

Governor of Florida
State Senator Rod Smith, a
Democrat representing nine
north Florida counties, an-
nounced on Tuesday that he is



ratic Party leaders throughout
the state, Smith said that he is
the Democrat with the best
.chance to win the November
2006 general election.
"We can't make the progress
that needs to be made and we
can't stop the unfair and short-
sighted direction in which the Senator Rod Smith




"As a Democratic senator porter, Smith successfully spon-
from north Florida, I've already scored legislation to ban the exe-
shown I can win support from cution of mentally retarded
the many moderate and inde- persons.
pendent voters who have come In 2002, the Florida Police
to feel alienated from our Chiefs Association gave Smith
party," said Smith. "And I've its Legislative Achievement
proven that Democrats can win Award for his efforts to fight
without compromising our core crime and improve public
values, safety, and, in 2003, the Miami
"Democrats must win before Herald named Smith the most
we can govern," added Smith. effective Democrat in the Flor-
"We must win to have the op- ida Senate. Smith was also
portunity to improve our awarded the 2004 MVP Leader-
schools, protect our environ- ship Award from the Voices of
ment, and help senior citizens Children Foundation in recog-
and the children of low-income nation of his efforts on behalf of
families get the health care they abused, abandoned and ne-
need." glected children.
"I am a strong believer that A graduate of the Palm Beach
the only person who can win the County public school system,
state of Florida is someone who Smith earned a B.A. from the
can win north Florida," said University of Tulsa in 1971 and
State Senator Walter "Skip" a law degree in 1975 from the
Campbell (Fort Lauderdale), a University of Florida where he
south Florida Democrat. "Rod currently serves as an adjunct
Smith is that candidate." professor teaching constitutional
From 1992 to 2000, Smith law and trial practice. He also
served as State Attorney in, the supervises the school's prose-
Gainesville area where he cre- caution clinic.
ated the state's first special After law school, he practiced
prosecution unit to prosecute law for 17 years representing
crimes against women and chil- the rights of police officers, fire-
dren. fighters and public employees
He gained widespread atten- throughout the state.
tion in 1994 when he success- Smith, who is 51 years of age,
fully prosecuted Gainesville se- is currently with the law firm of
rial killer Danny Rolling who Avera and Avera. He and his
was co te of fist-degree wife, DeeDee, an attorney and
lurderie slaying r tlce- times, o am
college students int90. Roll- Aachua county. They have
ing is currently on death row. three children.
Smith was elected to the state
Senate in 2000 and re-elected in
2002. In the Senate, he success-
fully led efforts to strengthen A dewdrop acts out the will
programs to help abused chil- of God as surely as the thunder-
dren, fight discrimination in storm. God cares little about
housing, protect the privacy of size; He cares immensely about
crime victims, improve the service.


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Where Were You When I Laid The Foundation Of The Earth?
(Kent Heaton)


Job complained that God was not listening to
his distress and that he wanted only to speak to
the Almighty. He felt deserted by God. "Know
now that God hath overthrown me, and hath
compassed me with his net. Behold, I cry out of
wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but
there is no judgment" (Job 19:6-7). The desire of
Job's anguished heart came true in Job 38.
Whether Job believed God would hold audience,
with him, it came to pass from a whirlwind (Job
38: ff).
Elihu had reproved Job for failing to consider
his place before God. "Thinkest thou this to.be
right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more
than God's? For thou saidst, what advantage
will it be unto thee? And, what profit shall I
have, if I be cleansed from my sin? I will answer
thee, and thy companions with thee. Look unto
the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds
which are higher than thou. If thou sinnest,
what doest thou against him? or if thy transgres-
sions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or
what receiveth he of thine hand" (Job 35:2-7)?
How could Job suppose to question the place of
God or the integrity of God to his pitiful condi-
tion? As terrible a condition as Job found himself
in, he needed to stop and consider the respect and
honor due to the Creator.
Job 38-41 is a testimony that all men must read
to understand how great Jehovah is and how in-
significant man is. The achievements of man have
lead- to a false security that man is the greatest
creation of the world. Pride elevates the nature of
man to not need God and to rely upon his own
wisdom for safety and happiness. Man has ven-
tured far into space, explored the deepest parts of
the ocean, conquered the highest mountains and
created technology that goes beyond the imagina-
tion of any time in history. With this great wis-
dom comes the pride that expels any idea of God


from the view of man.
God remains in the whirlwind declaring His ma-
jesty and power. "Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast un-
derstanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof,
if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line
upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof-
fastened? or who laid-the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the
sons of God shouted for joy" (Job 38:4-7)? The an-
swer is self evident. How can man measure himself
before the Almighty? The world was created by the
word of God (Genesis 1). Jehovah created man
(Genesis 1:27)! Paul wrote, "Nay but, 0 man, who
art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing
formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou
made me thus" (Romans 9:20)?
Isaiah describes man as grasshoppers in the sight
of Him who "sits upon the circle of the earth"
(Isaiah 40:22). Nations are nothing more than a
"drop in the bucket and are counted as small dust
on the balance" before the Almighty (Isaiah
40:15). "Who hath wrought and done it, calling
the generations from the beginning? I the LORD,
the first, and with the last; I am he" (Isaiah 41:4).
Pride will lift the mind of man to glory in himself
far beyond the honor due the Creator but He who
made all things reminds man who is greatest when
he strikes at man with nature. Can man tame the
hurricane, ride the tornado, calm the seas or stop
death? Man is no more than dust on the balance be-
fore the God who made the world.
Job was reminded of who God was and he said,
"Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I
will lay mine hand upon my mouth" (Job 40:4).
What else can man do before such a great God?
What else should man do but honor a God so lov-
ing as sending His only begotten Son for the salva-
tion of dust on the balance (John 3:16)? Oh God
how great your ocean, how small my ship, how
great your salvation.


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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Gilchrist
County
Community
Corner And
Calendar
Chamber To Offer
Web Page Space To
Members
It was announced at the an-
nual banquet last Thursday eve-
ning that the Chamber of Com-
merce will now offer a page on
the Chamber's website to busi-
nesses who wish to have a web
presence but don't want to pay
the high price of development
and hosting of a website.
For a small one-time fee of
$25.00, we will create a high-
quality page and host it for an
annual fee of $100.00, a fraction
of the cost of a new website.
Changes and updates would be
made through the Chamber of-
fice at no charge. The new page
would be hosted on the Cham-
ber' s Gilchrist
County.com site, and have the
name of the business after the
slash, for example,
www.gilchristcounty.com/


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This page can then be used on
all of your advertising and sta-
tionery materials and may con-
tain information on your busi-
ness, paragraphs of information,
photographs, and links, what-
ever your business requires.
Content of the page will be at
the ultimate discretion of the
Chamber directors to assure that
the content will meet the high
standards of the Chamber and
its member businesses.
Please contact Lois Fletcher
or Stacey Brown at the Cham-
ber office at (352) 463-3467 to
reserve your space.

Ad sales for the 2005 edition
of the Gilchrist Guide will be-
gin this week, and information
on ad prices and sizes is being
mailed out to each Chamber
member. Businesses are asked
to respond by fax, phone, mail
or in person to reserve your ad
space. Lois Fletcher, Executive
Director of the Chamber, will
be making follow-up telephone
calls to each business to confirm
your participation in this popu-
lar publication. It has come to
our attention that a company
called the Florida Regional
Chamber of Commerce has
been calling our members at-
tempting to recruit members,
and are sounding as if they wish
to sell some type. of ad space.
Please be aware that these tele-
marketing efforts in no way rep-
resent the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce, and
purchasing ad space in any
other publication does not sup-
port your local chamber. Please
support your Chamber by re-
serving your advertising dollars
for the Gilchrist Guide. Thank
you for your continued and en-
thusiastic support of the Gil-
christ County Chamber. of


tion sale at their Christmas
meeting which they are donat-
ing to Bell Library. Thank you
so much! We will be buying
new books with this and I will
let you know when they arrive.
Another good thing that has
happened lately is a patron has
given us a piece of property.
Help us dream ahead to the time
when we can find a grant to
build a new building.
Hope to see you at Bell Li-
brary soon,
The Bookworm


Commerce.

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
Thursday, February 3: Bell
Elementary. School Family
Reading, 11:30 a.m. and 2:00
p.m., Computer Lab. Trenton
Girl's Weightlifting Banquet,
7:00 p.m., Cafeteria. Bell High
School Band Solo & Ensemble
Festival at Mebane MS, TBA;
MS Boys Basketball (B & A
Squads) vs. Bronson, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 4: Bell
Fifth Grade Field Trip, Tampa.
Trenton JVB/JVB Basketball
vs. Union County, 6:00 p.m.,
Trenton. Bell Senior Financial
Aide Meeting with LCCC, 9:40
a.m., Auditorium; JVB/JVB/
VG/VB Basketball vs. Aucilla
Christian, 4:00 p.m., Aucilla.
Deadline for display advertising
space for the Trenton Elemen-
tary School Yearbook, call Ms.
Ronda Adkins at TES (463-
3224) for more information.
Saturday, February 5: Gil-
christ County Education Foun-
dation, Walk-A-Thon, 9:00
a.m., Courthouse. Trenton
JVG/VG/JVB/VB Basketball
vs. Fort White, 3:00 p.m., Fort
White. Bell, High School Rab-
bit Show, 7:00 a.m., Ag Shop;
JROTC Brains, Brawn & Let 1
Drill Team, 9:00 a.m., JROTC
Building & Track.
Monday, February 7: ALL
SCHOOLS -' Progress Reports
Distributed and FTE Week.
Trenton Elementary Sign Lan-
guage, 2:30 p.m. Bell FCAT
Writes for Fourth Grade, Class-
rooms. Trenton JVB/VB Bas-
ketball vs. Fort White, Trenton.
Tuesday, February 8:
Trenton Elementary Drama,
2:30 p.m.; Trenton FCAT
Writes for Fourth Grade.
Trenton Varsity Girls Basket-
ball Districts, TBA, Trenton;
Trenton MS/HS Faculty Meet-
ing, 7:15 a.m., Media Center.
Bell Varsity Girl's Basketball
District Games, 4:30 p.m.,
Trenton. Springhouse Quilters,
9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Nite
Owls), Springhouse Quilter's
Guild building, SR 26, west of
Trenton.
Wednesday, February 9:
Trenton Elementary School
Dress Up Day, Cowboy Day.
Trenton Elementary and Bell
SElementary, Early Release,
12:45 p.m. Trenton Mid-
dle/High and Bell High School'
Early Release, 1:00 p.m.




Bookshelves
Of The Bell
Library
This has been an outstanding
week at Bell Library. So many
people came in that we thought
we were in some big city. We
had four people who called and
offered their services as volun-
teers. With our new volunteers
coming in, we decided we
would begin opening on 'Mon-
day afternoon to serve you bet-
ter.
One mother came in and we
spoke to her about her son's
overdue books and she prom-
ised to go home and insist he
find them and she would bring
them in shortly. This is what
we need, for parents to help us
get the overdue book problem
solved for the children and
themselves.
The adult book I read this
week was Danielle Steel's Safe
Harbor. In this story a father
and son were killed in an air-
plane crash. The mother and
daughter, Pip, go to Safe Harbor
to spend the summer and to get
away from all the memories
their home held. Pip meets an
artist who is also depressed and
lonely. This is a very heart-
touching novel which I hope
you will enjoy.
For the young adult, I read a
Wishbone mystery, The Sirian
Conspiracy. Wishbone and his
friends see a green flashing light
and then hear a crash. Is it a
weather balloon or is it an uni-
dentified flying object? Wish-
bone is also worried about his
dog friend, a golden retriever,
who has been acting differently
from his usual self.
We had a nice surprise re-
cently. The local AARP Chap-
ter raised $200 at its silent auc-


SE Gilchrist
Volunteer Fire
Department To Meet
February 3
The SE Gilchrist Volunteer
Fire Department will meet on
Thursday, February 3" at the SE
Gilchrist Fire Station located on
SE 70th Avenue at 7:00 p.m.
We will be discussing the orut-
come of the BBQ Chicken din-
ner, held on January 21t, in
which all proceeds were given
to the SE Gilchrist Volunteer
Fire Department.
Anyone who is interested in
becoming a volunteer fire-
fighter, an associate member of
the fire department or helping us
in any way, are welcome. We
need the community support to
make our fire department suc-
cessful and an asset to our
community.


Financial Aid
Workshop To Be
Held February 4
There will be a Financial Aid
Workshop for all seniors and
their parents on Friday, Febru-
ary 4 at 9:40 a.m. in the Bell
High School Auditorium. Sen-
iors who are interested in how
to apply for federal financial aid
for college should plan on at-
tending. If you have any ques-
tions please contact Brad Sur-
rency at Bell High School, (352)
463-3232.

My One And Only,
Enormous Fun On
February 4
On February 4th at 7:30 p.m.
the Tony Award winning musi-
cal My One and Only will be
presented at the Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center. It is a
delightful and entertaining story
that concerns an aviator, an
English Channel swimmer and
the America of 1927. The sen-
sational score of George and Ira
Gershwin features the popular
songs "Funny Face," "Strike Up
the Band," "Nice Work If You
Can Get It," and "How Long
Has This Been Going On?" to
name a few. With gorgeous sets
and costumes and the magical
music of the Gershwins', this is
a musical every audience will
enjoy and treasure.
Tickets for the performance
'are $14 general admission, $13
,Leni6rs,~ and $12'4bGG0O istaff
and students and students from
other schools. Dinner before
the show will start at 6:00 p.m.
The cost is $6 including tax for
Spanish chicken and rice, salad,
dinner roll, dessert and bever-
age. Reservations are required.


Marine Corp League
To Have Yard Sale
February 5
The Tri-County Marine Corps
League and Auxiliary is having
a yard sale Saturday, February
5th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. next to the Huddle House
in Chiefland.
Proceeds go toward all of the
Corps' community projects. All
donations will be appreciated.
If you need any items picked up
call Mary Christians at 352-262-
5643.
Joyce Holubek
MCL Publicity


Marion 'MikellTo

Celebrate 90t
Birthday
There will be a surprise 90"'
Birthday Party for Marion
Mikell on Saturday, February
12, 2005 from 2:00 until 4:00
p.m. at the Woodmen of the
World Lodge, located on High-
way 26, west of Trenton.
Please no gifts, bul if you
would like to include a note for
Ms. Marion's memory book,
that would be appreciated. All
family and friends are invited to
attend.


Dixie County Alumni
Football Game To Be
Held February 5
The Dixie County High
School Alumni Football Game
will be held Saturday, February
5th at 7:30 p.m. at the DCHS
football field. The concession
stand, serving hamburgers and
hot dogs, will be open. Please
come out and support your
team.


Republican Executive
Meeting Set For
February 8
The meeting of the Republi-
can Executive Committee of
Gilchrist County will be held
Tuesday; February 8th at 7:00
p.m. at the Bell Community
Center in Bell. The public is
invited.


SRWMD Governing
Board To Meet
February 8
On Tuesday, February 8,
2005, the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District's Gov-
erning Board will meet at 9:00
a.m. at District Headquarters,
Highway 49 and 90 East, Live
Oak.
The meeting is to consider
district business .and conduct
public hearings on regulatory
and land acquisition matters. A
workshop will follow the board
meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and
hearings are open to the public.

Healthy Start Of

Florida Service
Provider Council To
Meet February 9
Healthy Start of North Cen-
tral Florida Service Provider
Council will be meeting
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at
2:00 p.m. via conference call.
The public is invited. Please
call Celia Paynter at 352-955-,
2264, ext. 314 if you need addi-
tional information.


A Card Of Thanks
I would like to thank my
Friends and family and the citi-
zens of Gilchrist County for
their prayers, cards, and flowers
during my sickness. I am doing
better and with your continued
prayers I'll be okay.
Thank you,
Kenrick D. Thomas

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Sisters To Celebrate
Birthdays
Mrs. Maggie Trail will be
celebrating her 80th birthday
with her sister, Mrs. Nellie
Lewis, who will turn 74, at the
Bell Community Center in Bell
on Saturday, February 5th. The
celebration will begin at 11:00
and a covered dish luncheon
will be served at 12:30 p.m. All
of their friends and family are
invited to help them celebrate.
Please bring a covered dish to
share.


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Lyle Dalton Parrott
February 6th
Love, Mommy & Daddy,
Kelsie &-MaKensie, Nannie Fuller,..
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Saturday

Feb. 5, 2005


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Chiefland

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Machine Shop
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Next Pickin At The
Depot To Be Held
February 5
Due to the first Saturday of
the month falling on January 1st,
New Year's Day, the December
Bluegrass Pickin at the Depot
will be cancelled for the month
of January. The next picking "
will be held Saturday, February
5th at the Trenton Community
Center. Hope to see you then!

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Crafton
Celebrate 50t
vWedding
Anniversary
Raymond and Zelda Crafton
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on December 27,


2004 with their children. R.(
Crafton and the former ZelC
Laurence were married Decen
ber 27, 1954 in Largo, Florida
the Largo Church of Christ.
R.C. is a 1943 graduate
Bell High School.
Their children are Cher,
Whitted and Becky Gross (
Greeneville, Tennessee an
Vicky Oakes of St. Augustine
They have two grandchildren


Trenton United

SMethodist 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 t
S352-463-2151
S www.pinegrovebaptistchurchtrentonfl.com
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastori`: -, 1 `
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Early Worship Service............................8:30 AM
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 ~




SR. A. Colson rIf

General Contractor, Inc.

"Specializing in Custom Built Homes"
"Swimming Pools"
Before you sign, let us quote you on a quality site-built
concrete block home, at or below modular or frame
home prices. Bring your plans or use ours. New home
average build time 14 weeks. We have references.
Our Standard Is Our Competitor's Upgrades!

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Florida State Certified
License # CGC1504769


352-472-1450
Office


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Mobile


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* USDA Food Program
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* CPRIFirst Aid Certified
* Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour ofourfacility.

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(Across from Trenton High School)
Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
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Sarah and Luke Whitted.
The Craftons have lived in
Leesburg for 37 years. R.C. is a
retired locomotive engineer and
Zelda is a homemaker. They
are members of the Tavares
Church of Christ. Their
daughters gave them a ten-day
cruise to the Panama Canal.


Social &
Personal
Happy Birthday wishes to
Daniel Pridgeon, Chuck Wil-
liams, Jeremy Lawrence, and
Hoss Adkins on February 3rd; to
Clint Smith and Gary Lee Hat-
field on February 4t,; to Della
Aylor, Charlotte Kearney, and
Benjamin Colson on February
5th; to Quincey Kincaid, Gayle
Brown, John Ayers, Matthew
Langford, and Dalton Parrott on
February 6h'; to Gina Colson,
Tracie Home, Joey Holder Sr.,
Nicholas Turner, Jason Barron,
Louise Lee, and Cecelia Wig-
gins on February 7th; to Beverly
Malloy, Lisa Willis, Joey
Holder Jr., Kelly Rogers, Caro-
lyn Thomas, and Stacy Adkins
on February 9th; and to Dakota
Brown, Carol Bradley, Cheryl
Roelf, Tommy Barbera, and
Jocelyn Bullington on February
9th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Thomas and Hazel Bryant on
February 5th; to Mr. and Mrs.
James Monroe on February 8h;
and to Mr. and Mrs. David
Sutton on February 9h.


Bible Talks Being
Held At Gilchrist
County Public
Library
Bible Talks is being held each
Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Gil-
christ County Public Library
beginning February 6th. Serv-
ices are quiet and reverent, up-
holding the life and teachings of
Jesus. Come and spend a prof-
itable hour with us.
Conducted by
A. Edmond and J. Brown.

Chiefland First
United Methodist
Church To Hold Ash
Wednesday Service
An "Ash Wednesday Service"
will be held at First United
Methodist Church, 707 North
Main Street, Chiefland, next
Wednesday, February 9th, at
7:00 p.m.
Pastor Tom Hughes said, "We
invite everyone to mark the start
of 'Lent' (a 40-day period of
confession and penitence,. not
including Sundays) by attending
this service."
Pastor Hughes will preach on
"Behind Closed Doors" and will
place ashes, in the form of a
cross, on the foreheads of those
attending the service.
For more information, please
call the church office at 493-
4627.-


d McCall's Chapel
e. Dinner Theater
n, Marriage February 12
Applications Filed In Again this year we present
Gilchrist County our Valentine Dinner Theater on
John C. Wheeler of Trenton, Saturday, February 12th. We
Florida, and Samantha Renee will start at 5:30 p.m. with an
Daniels of Chiefland, Florida. Italian dinner, which will be
followed by the theater portion
of the evening. The price per
Marriages Filed In person will be $6.00 for adults,
Marriages Filed In children 6-10 $3.00, and 5 and
Gilchrist County under free.
Justin Kyle McLeod and We at McCall's, are very
Lynn Marie Weise were married pleased to be able to present an
on January 13, 2005 by Kath- evening out for every member
leen Conture. of the family. A time where one
can come and enjoy a meal and
-be entertained and know you
Recording Artist will not be offended by the lan-
Marvin Morrow To guage or the setting in which
you are surrounded. ,
Perform At Country Our format this- year has
Gospel Concert changed from presenting one
February rL3 -91io ,o01 ,To til 9 Imtyussenting a serieopf
one-act plays which may helplis
Rpfkys~ it spirit on Thurs- view our world just a littleiit
day, February 3rd by attending a different.
lively and life affirming concert You could be of tremendous
by country Gospel singer help to us if you could call and
Marvin Morrow. The concert tell us the number of people in
will be held beginning at 7:00 your party. Or if you are plan-
p.m. at Faith Place at Otter ning a quiet evening at home,
Springs, a retreat well-known call us for a take-out reserva-
locally for its natural beauty. tion, 386-935-0595 (church),
Marvin Morrow is at the heart 352-542-7552 (Helen), or 352-
of the growing country Gospel 542-2648 (Lujan).
industry. Since 1997, Marvin The church is located on
has recorded nine projects and Hwy. 349, eight miles south of
three concert videos, and re- the intersection of 349 and
leased 19 radio singles, nine of Hwy. 27, or one mile north of
which have been Top Ten the Lafayette, Dixie County
Country Gospel Hits. Six of his line.
singles have earned number one
spots, both nationally and inter-
nationally. He has been nomi- St. Albans Church To
nated by Gospel Radio DJs and Have Ice Cream
fans for Male Vocalist, Enter-
tainer of the Year, and Single of Social February 13
the Year and has won awards St. Alban's Episcopal Church
for Singles, Songwriter, Album is having their sixth annual Ice
Cover, Video, TV Program Cream Social on Sunday, Feb-
Host, and Male Vocalist, ruary 13, 2005 from 11:30 a.m.
Marvin hosts at least four hours to 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
of live television programs each Sugar-free cake and ice cream
month and is a frequent guest on will also be available. St. Al-
Jimmy Snow's Gospel Country bans is located on U.S. High-
broadcast from Nashville, Ten- way 19 and NW 149th Place,


nessee.
Mr. Morrow is also known
for the annual four-day Gospel
event, Singing on the Farm,
held at his home in Cypress Inn,
Tennessee. Last year two dozen
performers took the stage in the
event, which is attended by
thousands of country Gospel
fans. He also is the head of Old
Ship Ministries and Piney Re-
cords.
To listen to sariples of his
music and to learn more about
his ministry, visit his website at
http://marvinmorrow.l50m.com
Faith House is located at 6480
SW 80th Avenue in Gilchrist
County. For information, call
Trish at 463-9340.


five miles north of Chiefland.
tickets are available at the door.
A donation of $2.00 is requested
for those 12 years and older and
$1.00 for those under 12.


Hear David Ring At
Trenton First Baptist
Church February 13
"You've Never Heard A
Speaker Like David Ring! "
Nationally khown speaker
David Ring will be speaking at
Trenton First Baptist Church on
Sunday morning, February 13,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. You won't
want to miss the opportunity of
being blessed by hearing this
man's testimony. It will change
your outlook on life.
David was born with cerebral
palsy on October 28, 1953 in
Jonesboro, Arkansas. After
being orphaned at an early age,
David was cast about from
"pillar to post." Life seemed
worse than hopeless to him until
his relationship began with Je-
sus Christ who taught himself
respect and an acceptance of his
physical challenges.
As a nationally known
speaker since 1973, David
shares his story with over
100,000 people each year at
churches, conventions, schools
and corporate events. He has
been featured on numerous oc-
casions on The Old Time Gospel
Hour with Reverend Jerry Fal-
well, as well as other nationally
televised and radio programs.
David always focuses on an
individuals' need to overcome
personal handicaps and adversi-
ties of life. As one who has not
been stifled by his physical
limitations, he clearly states his
challenge to everyone, "I have
Cerebral Palsy, What's Your
Problem?" To most, physical
challenges of this magnitude
would prove to be a tombstone.
For David Ring, his coming of
age was, and remains, a mile-
stone.
For more information you
may call Trenton First Baptist
Church at 463-2038. The
church is located on Wade
Street, two blocks east of the
traffic light in Trenton.


Spring Ridge VFD
To Hold Pancake
Breakfast
February 4
The Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department invites you to
its next monthly pancake break-
fast at its fire station. This
month's breakfast will start at
7:30 a.m. on. Saturday, February
i .aWt -3ttltt38nitiliainlkg~9(l s0tD0
aimirAlktrthident( Seast Gilchrist County area and
surrounding communities are
invited to attend.
Looking for new and worth-
while activity this year? Ask us
about participating as an active
firefighter or associate member.
We need. members for both
categories. If you can't make
the breakfast, you're invited to
attend our regular meetings on
the first and third Thursdays of
the month at 7:00 p.m. The
number of fire and rescue calls
are always on the rise; by join-
ing any one of Gilchrist
County's volunteer fire stations,
you can help provide a critical
service to those in desperate
need, and make a difference!
Blueberry, walnut, and plain
pancakes will be served, along
with sausages, eggs, coffee and
juice. As usual, the cost for the
breakfast will be a donation to
the fire department. The Spring
Ridge firehouse is located on
County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge
Church of God. Come have a
nice breakfast and chat with
your neighbors. See you on the
first Saturday of February (and
every month)!


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Monday at 5:00 p.m. to be
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Florida, was over to visit and brought his wall hanging
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told him if he Would come over, we would teach him to
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Log Cabin Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters met
on Thursday, January 27th at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
What a great day everyone had.
Betty Salisbury brought in bags
of fabric, embroidery kits and so
much more, as she is cleaning
out the closets. We do enjoy
going through everything as she
had fabric you never see any-
more.
B.J. Johnson has hand-pieced
a king-size "Log Cabin" and
what a work of art. Now to get
it quilted as the strips are one
and a half inches and that makes
them one inch when put to-
gether. Evelyn Etheredge
brought her little machine and
worked on poke bonnets which
we sell here. The king-size
"Double.Irish Chain" came out
of the frame, and Goldie will
hem it at home. A green and
white "Log Cabin" was picked
out for the next one. Everyone
had a project going and we had
four visitors that enjoyed the
day.
S We have 12 seats on the bus
going to the fair in Tampa on
the 15th of February. If you want
to go, call (352) 493-2801. The
cost is $17.00 and we have
passes for everyone who goes
and that saves paying to get in.
,Thelma Schmeelk has come
back from Brooklyn, New York
for the winter. She has been a
member for a long time and it
was great to see her again.
Lunch was great, chicken pot
pie, fried sweet potatoes, cheese
grits and lots of other dishes,
and the dessert is ahlay s so fat-
tening, but we enjoy it all.
Twenty-nine were present.'
Winnelle Home

Flatwood's Friends
News
The Flatwood's Friends held
their first meeting of the new
year on January 10, 2005. What
an exciting year it will be start-
ing with County Events.Day on
January 28th. It sounds like we
will again have the majority of
our members participating in
i this county-wide activity in a
variety of activities.
Deadlines for Suwannee
River Livestock Fair entries
were discussed and applications
distributed. We would also like
to extend a special thank you to
the Powers.' family who hosted
tnur )Decenbe n meeting iat, their
-tleatidMl itom1abrT4wialAineeting
also served as our annual
Christmas Party. We enjoyed a
hayride, marshmallow roast
around a real campfire, gift ex-
change with other club members
and a delicious meal. It was
wonderful to enjoy this time
with our fellow club members.
Our next meeting will be held
February 21st, 6:30 p.m. at the
Trenton Public Library. We
will have a special presentation
on rabbit showmanship as many
of our members have rabbit
projects for the fair.
Submitted by:
Sabrina Brown and
Jordan Elmore,
Historian/Reporter


LCCC Receives
Donation Of Music
Scores & Books
Lake City ,Community Col-,
lege (LCCC) recently received a,
significant donation of music
scores and books from Dr.
Theodore Demas. More than
1,000 items were donated from
the collection of his late wife,
Lily Demas. Mrs. Demas per-
formed with opera companies in
Chicago and Jacksonville, and


taught music appreciation at
LCCC.

Lady Warrior
Fastpitch Softball
Holding Tryouts
February 13
The Lady Warrior Fastpitch
Softball organization will be
holding tryouts for their spring
travel ball season. We have
teams in the 10 and under, 12
and under, 14 and under and 16
and under age groups and we
are looking for players: If you
are interested tryouts will be
held at the Alachua Recreation
Center on Sunday, February 13"
at 3:00 p.m. We are also look-
ing for qualified coaches. If you
have questions or need direc-
tions please call Coach Atwood
at (352) 246-6905 or (352) 377-
0795.
Robert R. Atwood

Rural Health
Partnership Board
Of Directors To Meet
February 16
Rural Health Partnership of
North Central Florida, Board of
Directors Meeting will be held
Wednesday, February 16th at
9:00 a.m. at the WellFlorida
Council Conference Room, IS
N.W. 33 Court, Gaines\ille.
The public is invited to attend.
Please call Desiree Hayes at
386-496-3421 if you need addi-
tional information


Alexandra Bedoya Is
A Little Mozart
Alexandra Bedoya, five-year-
old daughter of Carolina and
Eduardo Bedoya, Lake City
residents, attends the First
United Methodist Pre-
Kindergarten program. She is
also the youngest student at
Lake City Community College.
Bedoya is bilingual and started
music lessons one month after
her fifth birthday.
Bedoya is a piano student at
LCCC under the instruction of
June Montgomery, local music
educator and author of the "Pi-
ano Camp" series published by
the Alfred Music Publisher.
Montgomery stated, "It is
really interesting and a wonder-
ful experience to teach a five-
year-old, she is doing wonder-
fully."


AARP Driver Safety
Program To Be Held
In Trenton
February 14 15
An AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram will be held at the Gil-
christ County Public Library in
Trenton. The class fee is $10.
There are no tests. The two day,
four-hour classroom instruction
refines driving skills and devel-
ops defensive driving tech-
niques. The certificate qualifies
graduates for an auto insurance
discount for three years. Call
(352) 333-3036 for information
and to register. The next class
will be held February 14th and
15th, (Monday and Tuesday)
from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


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To the Citizens of Gilchrist County
I am Mitchell Gentry, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, and I am writing this-.letter to address the article and
editorial in John's Comments about SE 70th Street published in last weeks Journal. First, I would like to clarify some of the issues
reported, correct others, and then my attempt will be to explain why I opposed the motion brought before the commission. This will
require an overview of my vision for road improvement in Gilchrist County.
To clarify, every resident from Waccassassa, present at the meeting, was in favor of rebuilding 1300 feet of SE 70th. (Beginning just
before SE 80th place and going South.), and leaving the remaining 4,900 feet of paved surface. If you drive over this road you would
realize why this was acceptable to the citizens who live there. The statement in last weeks article stating that DOT (Department of
Transportation) would accept a lime rock road for the "SCRAP" program %\as incorrect. The SCRAP (Small County Road Assistance
Program) will only consider re-paving existing paved surfaces. The $47,500.00 identified in last weeks article is the transportation
impact fees collected for the first quarter of this Fiscal year 2004-2005. This brings the Transportation Impact Fund balance to
$510,660.00'. While I agree $300,000.00 to $400,000.00 should remain in reserve that leaves $110,000.00 to $210,000.00 available for
road improvement. Another correction, Transportation Impact does not have'the $60,000.00 debt service reported; rather it is presently
funded under the Transportation Fund'. The other projects such as widening CR232 from SR129 to SR47 are identified as priorities,
but they are not presently funded either. An annual payment for a Bulldozer of $28,316.40" is the only debt service paid from the
Transportation Impact Fund at this time.
Funds for road improvement come from the collection of impact fees when someone builds a residence in Gilchrist County. It is
projected that approximately $178,000.00 will be added to the fund this year. The amount of $47,500.00 has been collected the first
quarter, and times four equals $190,000.00 for the year, if people continue building homes at this pace. Maintaining reserves at present
level leaves a projected budgeffor road improvement at $178,000.00 minus the $28,316.40 annual debt service leaves $149,683.60 per
year as a rough estimate of funds available for road improvement.
Before becoming Gilchrist County Road Superintendent, Justin Watson worked for Levy County Road Dept. for 26 years, and was
involved from the beginning in their road paving program. Watson assured me he knows how to build a quality paved road, and he has
proven himself to be very capable over the past eight months. Building paved roads with county resources is the key to road
improvement at an acceptable rate. In other words, we can't pay a road contractor to do one improvement per year, considering the
$150,000.00 budget we presently have, and expect to make headway on the list of overdue road improvement needs. My vision is to
pave 3 miles of graded road per year, and over a fifteen year period we will have paved 45 miles of the most heavily traveled graded
roads. With growth, more roads will exceed the threshold of traffic a lime rock road can withstand, so work must begin to create efficient
solutions now.
This brings me to the reasons I voted no to the motion, that would reduce all 6,200 feet of the south end of SE 70th street to a graded
road. First, I disagree with returning a paved road to a graded road, and committing future funding before the cost are presented to the
board. The cost of building per specifications (mixing, adding 6" lime rock base, and paving) 1300 feet of SE 70th "in house" (Gilchrist
County Road Dept.) would cost $16,000.00. Delivery of 60 loads of lime rock to build the six inch base would cost an estimated
$4,200.00', bringing the total to $20,200.00. Justin Watson reported to the commission that the road dept. is capable of doing the work.
To reduce 6200 feet of milled pavement to a limestone grade would cost $7850.00 for the lime stone and mixing of pavement. Delivery
of 288 loads of lime rock will cost an estimated $20,160.00" bringing the total this year to $28,010.00. Yes, it is true, it will cost
$7,810.00 more this year to make SE 70th a graded road rather than provide what the citizens of Waccassassa requested.
Next year, the cost of a contractor (residents were told a contractor would be used) to pave the 6200 feet would be $89,566.00". Add
$28,010.00 for a total of $117,576.00. The difference between $117,576.00 and $20,200.00 is $97,376.00. More than enough money
would be saved to widen CR232 from SR129 to SR47, and widen CR340 from Rock Bluff to 129, in-house, including the purchase of a
new "sidewinder" attachment to place the materials or other equipment. These are projects that all agree need to be done for citizen
safety, and to preserve road pavement at shoulders.
The Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners is not allowed to make or second a motion, but is allowed to discuss any issue
before the board. As chairman, I must speak with conviction to convince other Commissioners to make a motion I favor. I apologize to
the citizens of Waccassassa and Gilchrist County for failing to do the two things I tried hardest to do. Save your paved road, and avert
spending most of the funds that will be available for road improvement next year. I hope the citizens of Gilchrist County will take the
statement in last weeks editorial, "Mitchell Gentry went to extreme measures to try and get what he wanted" as a testimony that I tried to
represent you with the courage it takes to stand alone.
I would like to hear from you. My E-mail address is gentryd2@mfire.com. My address is 4959 SW 80th Av, Bell, Fl 32619. Phone
463-7080

Thank You, Mitchell Gentry
IGilchrist BOCC 2004-2005 Budget
n Gilchrist BOCC 2004-2005 Budget
m Gilchrist County Finance Department
iv based on $35.00. per hour for truck and driver and 2 hr round trip -Anderson Columbia, John Hipp Const, Central Materials,
VE Whitehurst all bid Truck and driver @50.00 per hour. I reduced by 25% (less profits and costs county might not incur).
vBased on $35.00 per hour for truck and driver same source as footnote 11
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
310 Northwest 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-3200 and 1-800-884-9131

www.gilchristschools.org


Bell Elementary
Students Donate To
Tsunami Aid
' Bell Elementary students
opened their hearts and went to
work collecting change for
UJNICEF Tsunami Aid. Kids
Making Change was the motto
and for two weeks the students
brought in pennies, nickels,
dimes, quarters, dollar bills and
checks to be sent to the children
who suffered' through the dev-
astation of the recent tsunami.
The class who collected the
most money was to be awarded
a party of their choice. Mrs.
Debbie Rush's first grade class
collected the most totaling al-
tnost $250.00. Upon hearing
they were the winners, this class
voted and decided they did not
want to receive a party. They
did this out of love and wished
to decline the reward. Con-
gratulations Mrs. Rush's class!
All the children are to be
commended for their willing-
ness to give and help out other
children around the world in
teed. Many children emptied
:their piggy banks they had been
:saving for quite a while to help
in this most worthwhile event.
i'A grand total of $1,557.06 was
collected and will be sent out
from the students at Bell Ele-
mentary. Our thoughts and
prayers continue to go out to
everyone touched by this cata-


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strophic event. A special thank
you is extended to Capital City
Bank for counting and rolling
the coins.

Trenton Elementary
School HonorRoll
2nd NINE WEEKS
1st GRADE
ALL A's
Elizabeth Avila
Alexis Balzafiore
Matthew Brookins
Marcey Cheramic
Shannon Clark
Mitchell Clenney
Madison Coates
Tyler Crews
Christopher Cummings
Ginger Deen
Jordan Elmore
Rory Erwin
Robbie Gatlin
Bowen Harper
Amanda Harrison
Dakota Horlocker
Austin Joslin
Tamera Lane
Kade Langford
Emily Locke
Elizabeth Masse
Adrianna Molnar
Madison Mower
Nikolas Pattengale
Rebecca Prather
Cindy Robbins
Chase Robeson
.Summer Sanchez
Shelby Sauls
Travis Sheffield


Kylee Swilley
Brent Wiggins


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Trace Adkins
Kelsey Adkins
Deanna Brice
Sabrina Brown
Katie Cannon
Emmarrie Carmen
Hamp Cheevers
Alayna Clay
Kayla Costello
Charles Ecoffey
Stephan Griggs
Edgar Guadalope
Dakota Harding
Ashley Helton
Jacqueline Herring
Brandon Hicks
Tierra Lane
Blair Logan
Joshua Mathis
Robert Mclntire
Alley Montford
Andrew Nettles
Alfredo Paz
Julious Riley
Brandy Ritchey
Joshua Seager
Cheyenne Siegel
Amie Slate
Linda Smith
Tara Stickles
Daniel Swartley
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Laura Wooten
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This special evening will be
held on Thursday, February 10,
2005 at the Bell Elementary
School Cafeteria. Dinner will
begin at 6:45 p.m.
Come listen, watch, and expe-
rience the talents of our students
on this special evening... and
help support the arts!
Advance tickets will be on
sale for $10 per adult, $5 for
children under age 12. They
will also be sold at the door for
$12 for adults and $6 for chil-
dren under age 12.
Advance ticket sales are
available at the following loca-
tions: Bell High School (front
office), Bell Elementary School
(front office), Stephanie's
Flowers & Gifts (Bell), Capital
City Bank (Bell and Trenton),
Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce (Trenton) and Tren-
ton Floral & Gifts (Trenton).
Mark your calendars for this
special evening event!
Debbie Norton-Aronowicz


Bell Athletic Booster
Club Meeting Notice
There will be a meeting of the
Bell Athletic Booster Club on
Monday, February 7, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. at Akins Bar-B-Q
Restaurant in Bell. Anyone in-
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Bell FFA Alumni
News
The Bell FFA Alumni will
hold its monthly meeting
Thursday, February 10, 2005.
The meeting will begin at 7:00
p.m. at the Bell Ag Building.
A covered dish dinner will be
served. The alumni will provide
the drinks and paper products.
All past FFA members, par-
ents, grandparents, and all
adults interested in supporting
the Bell Ag programs are in-
vited to attend.
Linda Brown
Reporter


Bell Seniors
All Bell High School Seniors
who are applying for the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship must
submit a completed Florida Fi-
nancial Aid Application
during their last year in high
.school (after December 1st and
prior to graduation).
You may access
www.FloridaStudentFinancialA
id.org to apply online (select
Grants, Scholarships, and Ap-
plications, then Apply Here).
The application gives the Flor-
2ida Department of Education
'(DOE) permission to evaluate
your high school transcript for
eligibility for a Bright Futures
Scholarship and other state
scholarships and grants as well.
The computer lab at Bell High
School will be open on Febru-
ary 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to apply.
If you have any questions please
contactBrad Surrency at Bell
High School, (352) 463-3232.

LCCC Board Meets
The Lake City Community
College District Board of Trus-
tees will meet at 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in
Baker County.
The District Board of Trus-
tees is appointed by the gover-
nor and the trustees' term is for
a four-year period. Anyone in
,the college's district may send a
nomination to the governor for
trustee appointments.
LCCC is a two-year commu-


nity college locally governed
and publicly supported. The
college serves a five-county
district that includes Baker,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and
Union counties. LCCC is ac-
credited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Asso-
ciation of Colleges and Schools
to award the associate degree.
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information contact
the public information office at
(386) 754-4248. This meeting
is open to the public.


Bell High School
Classes To Have
Reunion February 19
The Bell High School classes
of 1943 to 1948 will have their
class reunion February 29th at
the Lighthouse Restaurant in
Fanning Springs from 1:00 p.m.
until 4:00 p.m. .Call Clyde
Townsend at 386-935-1065.


Free Hunter Safety
Courses Offered
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is of-
fering free pre-spring turkey
season hunter safety courses at
the following locations.
"Some are traditional classes
and some are online courses.
Interested hunters can check out
www.MyFWC.com/huntered or
call the Lake City Regional Of-
fice at 386-758-0525 for dates
and times," said Steve Robbins,
Regional Hunter Safety Coordi-
nator.
Traditional Courses: Clay
County: February 8th, 10th,
15th, 17th and 19th at the Agri-
culture Center off Highway 16
in Green Cove Springs. Classes
begin at 6:00 p.m. and all
classes must be attended to
complete the course.
Union County: February 7th,
8th, 10th and llth at the First
Baptist Church in Raiford.
Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. The
range date will be determined
later and will be held at Brad-
ford Sporting Clays in Graham.
Lafayette County: February


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ALL SCHOOLS
9 am Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon Courthouse
Progress Reports Distributed
FTE Week
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2:30/3:30 pm Sign Language
2:30/5 pm Drama
FCAT Writes Grades 4
Dress Up Day: Cowboy Day
12:45 pm Early Release
BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Gilchrist County Writes Grade 4 Classrooms
11:30 am/1 pm Family Reading, Computer Lab
2pm-4pm Family Reading Computer Lab
Grade 5 Field Trip Tampa
FCAT Writes Grade 4 Classrooms
12:45 pm Early:Release
TRENTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
7 pm Girls Weightlifting Banquet Cafeteria
6pm Basketball (JVG/JVB) vs. Union County Gym
3pm Basketball (JVG/JVBIG/VB) vs. Ft. White' Ft. White
5:30 pm Basketball (JVB/VB) vs. Ft. White Gym
TBA Varsity Girls Basketball Districts Gym
7:15 am Faculty Meeting Media Center
1 pm Early Release
BELL MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
TBA Band Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Mebane MS TBA
4 pm MS Boys Basketball (B&A Squad) vs. Bronson Gym
9:40/11 am Senior Financial Aide Meeting with LCCC Auditorium
4 pm Basketball (JVG/JVB/GNVB) vs. Aucilla Christian Aucilla
7 am/5 pm Rabbit Show Ag Shop
9 am/12 pm JROTC Brains, Brawn & Let 1 JROTC Bldg. & track
4:30 pm Varsity Girls Basketball District Games Trenton
1 pm Early Release


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12th and 13th at the Mayo Cor-
rectional Institute on Highway
27, seven miles west of Mayo.
Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and
both classes must be attended.
Bradford County: February
22nd, 24th, March 1st and 3rd
in Starke at the Bradford Voca-
tional Technical Institute on Or-
ange Street. The range date will
be determined. All classes must
be attended to receive certifica-
tion.
Taylor County: February 26th
and 27th at the Taylor Correc-
tional Institute in Perry. Classes
begin at 8:00 a.m. Both classes
must be attended.
Field Day Courses:
Gilchrist County: February
19th, at the Gilchrist County.
Sheriff's Range, Highway 129
between Trenton and Bell.
Class starts at 8:00 a.m. Stu-
dents must complete an Online
or'CD course prior to attending
the field day and print out the
final report and bring it to the
class.
Alachua County: February
26th, at Beckwith's Pistol
Range, Highway 441 in Mi-
canopy. Class starts at noon.
Students must complete an On-
line or CD course prior to at-
tending the field day and print
out the final report and bring it
to the class.
Baker County: February 26th
and March 6th at Terry's
Huntin' and Fishin,' Highway
90 at the Chevron Station in
Macclenny. Class starts at 8:00
a.m. You must attend both
classes to receive certification.
For the classes and the field
days, all children under the age
of 16 must be accompanied by
an adult.
These classes have limited
space; therefore, students must
pre-register by calling the Lake
City Office at (386) 758-0525.

February 28 Is
Deadline For
Purchasing
Non-Insured Crop
Disaster Assistance
Program Coverage
Producers are reminded Mon-
day, February 28th is the dead-
line to purchase NAP coverage
for many crops not insured by
Federal Crop Insurance. Some
of these crops are beans, beets,
blackberries, blueberries,, oan-
taloupes, carrots,'" Ii~ke ,-C-ii-
nese bitter melon, chufas, sweet
corn, corn, cucumbers, egg-
plants, grass for hay, seed
and/or grazing, collard greens,
turnip greens, mustard greens,
honeydew, lettuce, millet, okra,
onions, peanuts, peas, pecans,
peppers, persimmons, potatoes,
pumpkins, radishes, rutabagas,
sorghum, soybeans, squash,
sugarcane, sunflowers, tomati-
llos, tomatoes and watermelons.
Producers who received pay-
ment(s) under the Crop Disaster
Program for crop years 2001 or
2002 MUST purchase NAP
coverage for crops they received
payment on or the money re-
ceived under CDP will have to
be refunded.
Contact the Gilchrist-Dixie
County FSA Office at 352-463-
2358 to schedule an appoint-
ment. Producers will need to
pay the applicable service fee of
$100 per crop with a check at
the time of their appointment.


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Gilchrist County 4-H
Members Hold
County Events
By Elaine Faison
Friday, January 28th was an
exciting evening for Gilchrist
County 4-H members. This was
the evening they had been
waiting for, an opportunity to
share what they had learned by
being a 4-H member. Council
Vice-President Sara Moran pre-
sided over the events.
A proud audience of relatives
and friends watched as Cody
Harding, Tucker McDaniel,
Scott Simenton, Travis Shef-
field,.Ryan Stalvey, Jordan El-
more, Sabrina Brown, Rachel
Douglas, Jessica Stalvey, Bre-
anna Stalvey, Brandalyn
Bishop, Kristen Dennis, Heather
Sheehan, Stephanie Stalvey,
Amanda Dennis, Cody Spivey,
Lillian Carter, Brittany Dennis,
Erin Jones, Briana Bishop, Re-
becca Hague-Douglas, Hannah
Lyles, and Sara Moran modeled
garments they had selected and
accessorized.
Equally proud were the par-
ents of Dalton King, Dana King,
Chelsea Standridge, Samantha
Smith, and Ashton Sanchez as
they modeled garments they had
constructed.
Placing first in the Junior
Construction division was Chel-
sea Standridge of the Busy Bees
4-H Club. Brandalyn Bishop
placed first in the School Selec-
tion division. Stephanie Stalvey
was first in the Special Occasion
Selection division. Lillian Car-
ter won the first place award for
Sports Wear Selection division.
* Erin Jones was first in the My
Choice Selection division.
Senior age members placing
first were Briana Bishop in the
My Choice division and Hannah
Lyles and Sara Moran in the
Special Occasion division.
Next was Share-The-Fun.
Youth showcased their enter-
tainment talents. Breanna
Stalvey and Jessica Stalvey
placed first in the junior age di-
vision and Briana Bishop was
first in the senior division. Bri-
ana also won the Public Speak-
ing contest.
Demonstrations or illustrated
talks were given by Cody Net-
tles, Chad Trail, and Josh
Young-Safety. Ashton Sanchez
and Kaylee Crawford gave a
team Farm Safety presentation.
Brandalyn Bish.-.p dk it-l_,'n l:ted
"How to Make 'Watewtgaie
Salad." Jessica Stal\e\ and
Breanna Stalvey placed first in
the team Food Preparation cate-
gory, with Stephanie Stalvey
and Allison Green coming in
second place. Brittney
McDaniel demonstrated CPR.


The contestants of the JR Division (8 12 years old) in the Fashion Review: Jessica
Stalvey, Breanna Stalvey, Brandalyn Bishop; first place in School/Informal Wear,
Kristen Dennis, Heather Sheehan, and Stephanie Stalvey; first place in Special
Occasion wear, Ashton Sanchez, Samantha Smith, and Chelsea Standridge; first place
in Construction, Erin Jones; first place in My Choice, Brittany Dennis and Lillian
Carter;first place in Sportswear, Cody Spivey and Amanda Dennis.
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The Clover Bud contestants (ages 5-7 years) for the Fashion Review held Friday,
January 28th, Cody Harding, Tucker McDaniel, Scott Simonton, Travis Shcffield,
Ryan Stalvey, Dana King, Dalton King, Rachel Douglas, Sabrina Brown and Jordan
Elmore.


Zach Lange showed how to
bake a cake, and Krystina
Thompson gave a presentation
of "The Color of Money.!'
In the Animal Science divi-
sion, Erin Jones placed first
over Tray Roux who received a
blue ribbon. Wyatt Durrance
received blue for his Veterinar-
ian Science demonstration.
Chelsea McGee, Stephanie
Fisher, and Katie 'Ward gave
presentations on the horse.
Chelsea received first place with
all three having blue ribbons.
Senior age members Lauren
Ellison and Jessica Langford
gave presentations in the horse
and,, other category. Both re-
ceived blue ribbons.-
-'Members- ages--S-12 Ifte for
top place in the 4-H Creed con-
test. Breanna Stalvey place first
and has the opportunity to recite
it during opening ceremonies at
the Achievement Banquet. Oth-
ers participating in the Creed.
contest were Kristen Dennis,


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Anthony Fisher, Cody Nettles, Sanchez, first place. Top senior
and Jessica Stalvey. Members cakes were baked by Briana
ages five to seven were given Bishop, third; Brittney McDan-
the opportunity to recite the 4-H iel, second; and Hannah Lyles,
pledge. Participating in this first place with a Chocolate
were Andrew Nettles, Scott Si- Italian Cream Cake. Purchasing
monton, Tucker McDaniel, these cakes were supporters
Bailey Roux, Kailey Roux, Na- Doug Crawford, Mark Bishop,
than Ward, Jordan Elmore, Tommy Jones, Jordan Elmore,
Travis Sheffield, Cody Harding, County Commissioner Sharon
Dustin Fisher, and Emilie Akins Langford, and Wendell
Young. Nettles.
Photography exhibits and 4-H Each five-to-seven-year-old
promotion posters were created participant received a green rib-
by Chad Trail, Tray Roux, Chris bon at the conclusion of the
Harding, Anthony Fisher, Katie evening. Junior and senior age
Ward, Chris Harding, Brittney members were-judged and re-
McDaniel, Nathan Ward and ceived either a blue, red, or
Tucker McDaniel. white ribbon award. 4-H is
oY'tuth who participated iniat1.:, conducted. -by volunteers adult
.4ae&nevevent were allowed to leaders under the leadershipiPf
enter a homemade cake for the the University of Florida Coop-
Cake Baking contest. The top erative Extension staff and does
three junior and senior cakes not discriminate against race,
were placed for auction. The color, creed, or nationality.
top junior cakes were baked by.
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GREETINGS
Everyone appreciates a little
humor at times so I thought
you'd enjoy this old comic
postcard. Now we can see how
the original nightclub origi-
nated, right? Not really, I'm
sure, but I bet this man had been
to a nightclub without telling his
wife and upon his return home
this is how she greeted him. No
wonder he's seeing stars...

You can't stay mad at some-
body who makes you laugh...

BIRTHDAYS
Happy Birthday to Norman R.
Czarniak of Waccasassa Lake
and Patrick Castor of Trenton
on February 4th; to Michael
Sanchez of Sun N' Fun on Feb-
ruary 8th... "May all of you
have a nice day celebrating!"

It's all right to sit on your pity
pot every now and again but
just be sure to flush when you
are done...

ANNIVERSARIES
Happy 27th Anniversary to
Dennis and Theresa Connatser
of Bell on February 3rd; and to
Mike and Mary Myers of Roll-
ing Oaks who will celebrate
their 36th on February
8th..."May all of you have a
lovely day celebrating!"


A guy knows he's in love
* when he loses interest in his
* car for a couple of days...


FANTASTIC FACTS
How,did "pound cake" come
to be called by that name?
It's because in old recipes for
the cake many of the principal
ingredients were listed as a
"pound" of this and a "pound"


112 South Main Street, Room 138

F.i"g e foTRBENTJ1aFLORDA 393s n
s Filing Per-iod forTax Saving Exer ptons Ends


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:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2005.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2005.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of January 1,
2005.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser's Office.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Tax
Bill or something showing the legal description of the property
on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Florida Driv-
er'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
mobile home you need to bring titles) or registrations) to mo-
bile home.


A Homestead Exemption Granted For
2004 Will Automatically Be Renewed For
2005.

It is no longer necessary to sign and
return a renewal card for Homestead
Exemption.

If filing for the first time, you must come
to the Property Appraiser's Office.


$500 WIDOW'S/WIDOWER'S DISABLED VETERAN'S AGRICULTURAL
EXEMPTION EXEMPTION (GREENBELT)
Any widow/widower who is a permanent A disabled veteran who has 10% or more FILINGS
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 Hom'estead Ex- wneh d oes cura cassfications o
no longer eligible and if the husband and on A "VA etermusaccoman who desire agricultural classifications for
nolongerligible 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 tie Appraiser
the woman is not considered a widow, nor disability., between January 1 and March .
the man a widower. If filing for the first Veterans who are totally and permanently between January 1 and March 1.
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.
Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-3190
1-800-219-3208


of that.

Wrinkles only go where the
smiles have been...

RIB TICKLERS
My six-year-old son was ex-
cited about his Halloween cos-
tume. "I'm going to be the
Pope," he said.
"Ian, you can't be the Pope," I
said. "You're not Catholic.
You're Lutheran."
Ian hadn't thought about that.
So he considered his alterna-
tives. After a few minutes, he
asked, "Is Dracula a Lutheran?"

Walking along the beach, a
man finds a bottle. He rubs it
and a genie appears.
"I'll grant you three wishes,"
the genie says. "There's just
one condition. I'm a lawyer's
genie, so for every wish you
make, every lawyer in the world
gets the same thing, only dou-
ble."
After thinking a moment, the
man says, "For my first wish,
I'd like $10 million."
"Lawyers will get $20 mil-
lion," the genie reminds him.
"What else do you want?"
"I'd love to have a red Por-
sche," he says.
"What's your last wish?"
"Well, I've always wanted to
donate a kidney."

Robin Hood and his merry
men were in Sherwood Forest
celebrating and drinking. Friar
Tuck started to sing louder and
louder, with each sip. Robin
Hood, fearing that the Sheriff of
Nottingham might hear the
band, dragged the friar deep
into the woods and threw him in
the river. But Tuck climbed out
without missing a note.
Moral of the story? You can


March Ist--


lead a drunk to water, but you
can't make him hoarse.

For our honeymoon my fian-
c6e and I chose a fashionable
hotel known for its luxurious
suites. When I called to make
reservations, the desk clerk in-
quired, "Is this for a special oc-
casion?"
"It's our honeymoon," I re-
plied.
"How many adults will there
be?" she asked.

Girl: Hear of a dance that's
called the elevator?
Friend: Is it hard to do?
Girl: No, it's real easy. It has
no steps.

They who forgive most shall
be most forgiven...

THE COOK'S CORNER
Potato Cakes
Combine 4 cups mashed po-
tatoes with a minced onion and
a well-beaten egg. Pat into 3-
inch cakes and pan-fry over
medium, 5 minutes on each
side.

What doesn't kill us makes us
stronger...

HOUSEHOLD HINT
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn
dishwashing liquid does the
trick. Add a few drops to your
dog's bath and shampoo the
animal thoroughly. Rinse well
to avoid skin irritations. Good-
bye fleas.

Men who have pierced ears
are better prepared for mar-
riage. They've experienced
pain and bought jewelry...

QUIET REFLECTIONS
My Friend
My friend is one who never
scolds or criticizes me...
But whose example wakes me
up to what I ought to be...
Whose kindly soul is obvious in
every word and deed...
And who is always eager to ful-
fill the smallest need;..
Who carries on unselfishly for
every human heart...
Until I cannot help but feel I
ought to do my part...
My friend is one who brings the
sun and takes the rain away...
For everything of happiness to
decorate the day...
The one who seeks no glory but

Sn'hene er, an in Q,,oes wrong
in life's important game.
By James J. Metcalfe

I'll leave you with this
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: De-
vote yourselves to prayer with
an alert mind and a thankful
heart...Colossians 4:2.


World War II
Veteran And Proud
Of It
The next meeting will be held
at the Izaak Walton Restaurant
& Lodge in Yankeetown on
Thursday, February 10'h at
11:30 a.m. Come join the ca7
maraderie. Bring your spouse
or a fellow vet. We're asking
that you call one of the follow-


I


ing members and register with
them if you plan to attend. The
hostess has asked for a more ac-
curate count than my "guessti-
mate." Please call Billie Cooper
at 352-493-9368, Mike Bogosta,
352-486-2561 or Dick Hal-
vorsen at 352-542-7697.
Have a happy Valentines
Day. If you have any questions
give us a call.


4 Pets Sake
Unfortunately many folks are
not covered by Medicare or
Medicaid and they cannot afford
insurance. We have an abun-
dance of medical equipment that
may be of use to you if you
have a need for them. These
items are free. Crutches, walk-
ers, wheelchairs, and etc. can be
made available to those who
have difficulties in obtaining
these necessities. Please contact
us.
We can use a couple more
foster homes and someone who
can inform us on the habits
good or bad of a pet looking for
a home. 4 Pets Sake will pro-
vide the food, medical expenses,


and vaccinations.
Want to help us reach our
goals? Save us your
cans,aluminum cans that is. We
have containers at The Storage
Place, Gilchrist Building Sup-
ply, Scaff's and Jiffy. These are
located in Bell, and Hitchcocks
in Newberry.
Got a new kitten? We train
our kittens to be held like a
people baby. It is critical that
you must be consistent when
holding your kitten the same
way every time you pick it up.
Make Kitty feel secure so that it
can't fall, but it must be done
the same way every day so it
will learn you won't drop it.
Have fun with your little one!
Contact us 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


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Page Nine


I f~Springhouse |
I Quilters

News
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Standing is a happy Pat Hodges displaying her first
.completed block using the on-point method of block
construction. Sandra Mount, sitting, is working on her
block project.


Springhouse Quilters
News
The Springhouse Quilters
have been very busy since the
beginning of 2005. The work-
shops, regular meetings, and
beginner classes are keeping all


of the members busy, along
with special assigned projects
and their own personal quilting.
The workshop, held on Janu-
ary 25h, was well attended with'
25 in attendance. Jane Gruchaz,
from Live Oak, presented a
great workshop using the Marti


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Michelle templates to teach on-
point quilt blocks. Some of the
participants were able to get
their project nearly designed,
fabric cut and a lot of the piec-
ing completed. It will not be
many meetings before they will
be showing the new projects
during one of the monthly
"Show and Tell" sessions. Eve-
ryone enjoyed the covered dish
dinner following the workshop.
The beginner classes, held
each Thursday, are also doing
well. There are 24 potential
new members that are taking the
classes.
Anna Gilliam, Frances Wil-
liams and Betty Wills were the
instructors for the class on
January 27th. They helped the
new members learn how to
make quarter-inch seams and
then practiced their new skill in
constructing a "Rail Fence"
block. The class will meet
again on February 3rd, with Al-
ice Gilbert and Betty Willms as
the instructors.
The next regular meeting of
the guild will be on February 9th
where members will be ex-
changing hand-made fabric val-
entines. Kay Fales, President,
encourages all members to at-
tend the meeting since it will be
a special fun meeting to cele-
brate Valentines day.
Anyone needing information
about Springhouse Quilters may
contact Kay Fales, 490-7909 or
Lois Scott at 463-2207.
Lois Scott

AARP News
The art of healthy aging .is
happening more through good
management rather than good
luck. While genes play an im-
portant part, if our parents lived
to be really "old" and their par-
ents lived to be "old" there is
every indication that your
chances ,of living long are
greatly improved.
However, flu epidemics, ac-
cidents, major surgery and a
host of other conditions could
have accounted for early deaths.
With new advances in immuni-
zations, improved surgical tech-
niques and antibiotics, the
chances of living longer are im-
proving at a rapid rate. The
greatest element involved in
living a long and healthy, active
old age is surely good and sen-
sible nutrition. We are what we
eat has been stated many times
and becomes' mrii-c apparen as
~'e age. AJWcohcern-be'ihg ex-
pressed by health agencies right
now is focused on obesity, par-
ticularly in young people. The
variety of fast foods available,
many so full of fat and sugars
and loaded with carbohydrates,
has given rise to thousands of
young people with the potential
for early death from heart, ar-
teries and internal organs being
overwhelmed by the by-
products associated with this
kind of diet.
Many sports programs and
physical education programs
have been cut by the schools in
trying to meet the new demands
for higher "book learning" tests.
Arithmetic and Language stud-
ies and results ON PAPER to
show proof by curves and
graphs take up much of a school


district's budget. Spectator
sports will never take the place
of ten minutes skip jacks and
ten laps around the football
field. Many of our gains in im-
proving the health of seniors
will have no merit if people die
in middle age.
In keeping with this theme,
President Geneva Cornwell has
invited Rick Weder, of the
Senior Food Commodities Pro-
gram of Gilchrist County to be
the guest speaker for the Febru-
ary meeting of the Gilchrist
County AARP Chapter on'
Tuesday, February 15' in the
Trenton Community Center. He
has offered to bring samples of
the nutritional foods that are
distributed 'so plan to come and
bring a friend or neighbor.
Jean da Costa,
Publicity

Sergeant Joseph
Hudson Returns To
States
Sergeant Joseph B. Hudson
has returned to the 122nd
Fighter Wing, Indiana Air Na-
tional Guard, Fort Wayne, Indi-
ana after being deployed to an
overseas forward operating lo-
cation in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to mili-
tary operations involving U.S.
and coalition forces efforts to
liberate the Iraqi people, pre-
serve Iraq as a unified state,
keep its territorial integrity in-
tact, and help the Iraqi people
begin the process of economic
and political reconstruction.
Active duty, reserve, and na-
tional guard members from all
branches of the U.S. armed
forces are participating in the
operation.
The recently promoted tech-
nical sergeant is an F-16 avion-
ics technician with ten years of
military service.
He is the son of Patsy R. Ak-
ins of Bell.
His wife, Tiffany, is the
daughter of Richard and Cheryl
Hayes of Van Wert, Ohio.
Hudson is a 1993 graduate of
Bell High School.


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Shown from left front are Delores Parrish, Liz Hand, and Carolyn Wilson. On the back
row are Robert Bliss, Carol Dean, Helen Phillips, Charlotte Burley and Wilbur Bush.


Ayers Rehab Enjoys
Birthday Celebration
Ayers Health & Rehabilita-
tion Center residents enjoyed
their monthly birthday celebra-
tion. The First Baptist Church
of Trenton Seekers class pre-
pared a wonderful party that in-
cluded a delicious cake, beauti-
ful flowers, and gifts for all the:
residents who had a birthday in
January. The melodies of an
accordion were provided by
Don Fullerton, which delighted
all the residents.
We thank all of you for your
time and love which went into
making this party such a delight
Sfor our residents.

A hundred voices can 'pro-
duce a beautiful melody.or an
irksome cacophony it all de-
pends on how well they follow
directions.


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From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P.
Turner
Weekly Sheriffs Report
For Week Ending
January 31, 2005
On January 23, 2005, a Juve-
nile was arrested on the charge
of battery/domestic violence.
I On January 23, 2005, Edward
A. Games, D.O.B. 12/13/62,
was arrested on the charge of
battery/domestic violence.
On January 25, 2005, a Juve-
nile was arrested on an order to
take into custody.
On January 26, 2005, a Juve-
Wile was arrested on the charge
of battery on a school official.
:, On January 26, 2005, Kelly
W. Willis, D.O.B. 10/30/74, was
arrested on the charge of driving
under the influence/property
damage.
SOn January 26, 2005, Ehrin
NM. Beach, D.O.B. 6/26/77, was
arrested on the charge of driving
under the influence.
:On January 24, 2005, Chris-
topher D. Czarnecki, D.O.B.
1/13/78, was arrested on
charges of burglary of structure
and violation of probation/grand
tOeft.
: On January 25, 2005, Adam


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V. Beauchamp
K. McKoy


N. Cashman, D.O.B. 9/29/80,
was arrested on the charge of
violation of proba-
tion/possession of controlled
substance.
On January 27, 2005, Dustin
Griblin, D.O.B. 6/8/86, was ar-
rested on charges of violation of
probation/driving under the in-
fluence and violation of proba-
tion/driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
On January 27, 2005, Johnie
C. Towson, D.O.B. 11/9/54,
was arrested on the charge of
failure to appear/uttering forged
instrument.
On January 27, 2005, Carla
A. Frazier, D.O.B. 12/5/58, was
arrested on two counts of petit
theft.
On January 28, 2005, two Ju-
veniles were arrested on the
charge of possession of less
than 20 grams on school
grounds.
On January 28, 2005, a Juve-
nile was arrested on charges of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and possession of less than
20 grams.
On January 28, 2005, Eliza-
beth M. Brookins, D.O.B.
12/11/78, was arrested on
charges of violation of proba-
tion/possession of drug para-
phernalia and violation of pro-


bation/worthless bank checks.
On January 29, 2005, Jeffery
J. Thrift, D.O.B. 12/15/81, was
arrested on the charge of acces-
sory to commit grand theft.
On January 29, 2005, Demory
L. Herrin, D.O.B. 8/29/84, was
arrested on charges of grand
theft and transportation of drug
paraphernalia.
On January 29, 2005, Geneva
M. Osti, D.O.B. 02/10/82, was
arrested on the charge of acces-
sory to commit grand theft.
On January 29, 2005, Shellie
R. Bailey, D.O.B. 1/28/76, was
arrested on the charge of lar-
ceny.
On January 30, 2005, a Juve-
nile was arrested on the charge
of accessory to commit grand
theft.
On January 30, 2005, Tammy
D. Hazelwood, D.O.B.
12/14/68, was arrested on a
Dixie County warrant with the
'charge of violation of proba-
tion/felony driving while license
suspended or revoked.

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Five Williston Youth
Charged With First
Degree Murder
Five Williston High School
students were charged last week
with first-degree murder while
armed with a firearm, conspir-
acy to commit home invasion
robbery while armed with a fire-
arm and home invasion robbery
while armed with a firearm.
The indictment was handed
down by a Levy County grand
jury which met on Thursday,
January 27th. The charges came
after Jacob H. Langworthy, 18,
was found shot in his home
-outside Williston on Wednes-
day, January 5. Langworthy
passed away the following day.
Those charged in the murder
were Berny Serrano, 17, who
reportedly admitted to shooting
Langworthy. Serrano had only
been living in the Williston area
for three or four months before
the murder. He went by the
street name New York. Serrano
reportedly moved here from New
York. The other teenagers who
were charged were Kenny Sam-
uel Gross, 18; Michael A. Hill,
18; Courtney Rashad Grant, 16;
and Theophilus Devon Lee, 16.
All five will be tried as adults.
It was reported that State At-
torney Bill Cervone has not de-
cided at this time whether he
will seek the death penalty for
Serrano or not.
Judge Joe Smith ordered all
five suspects held without bond
on the murder charge after the
indictment was handed down.
It was reported that the group
planned to go Langworthy's
home to rob him of drugs and
money. They called Langworthy
at home to make sure he was
there before they drove to his
home. Once inside the home
they didn't find any drugs or
money so they took items such
as CDs, a cell phone, and an
Xbox controller.
Levy County Sheriff Office
Investigators said they believed
that Serrano was the last to
leave the house. He fired a shot
at close-range to the back of
Langworthly's head just before
walking out of the home.
Spencer Mann of the State
Attorney's Office said that the
suspects will plead guilty or nol
guilty in a arraignment x\\hiA
will take place in four to six
weeks. If any of the suspects
plead not guilty it could take up
to two years before a trial is
held according to Mann.'

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Shown from left, sitting on the front row are Maureen Costello, Bernice Lambert,
Mary Christians, and Kathy Browne. On the back row from left are Judy Ripple,
Kelly Blanchard, Ruth Lancaster, Jerri Gifford, Robin Briere, and Donna Williams.


American Legion
Post 383 Auxiliary
Formed
Thursday, January 27h, an or-
ganizational and pre-charter
meeting was held at American
Legion Post 383 to form a unit
of the American Legion Auxil-
iary, the largest patriotic
women's service organization in
the world, with nearly one mil-
lion members. Affiliated with
the American Legion, the aux-
iliary is a veterans' service or-
ganization with members in
nearly 10,000 American com-
munities. The organization
sponsors volunteer programs on
the national and local levels, fo-
cusing on three major areas,
veterans, young people and the.
community.
Attending the meeting from
the state organization were
Maureen R. Costello, President
of the State Auxiliary, Robin
Briere, Secretary-Treasurer of
the State Auxiliary, and Judy
Ripple, President of the Auxil-
iary in District 3, in which the
local auxiliary will belong.
The following local ladies
were elected to represent the
auxiliary in the following ca-
pacity until formal elections are
held after the granting of a
charter: Bernice Lambert, Presi-
dent; Mary Christians, Vice-
President; Donna Williams,
Secretary; Ruth Lancaster,
Chaplain. Members of the ex-
ecutive committee are: Jerri Gif-
ford, Kathy Browne and Kelly
Blanchard. In addition, Donna
\ 'illiams \'iUl serte as Member-
h ip ChaJr, o,.r-n'n .'jr luc.-
urer.
All women are eligible to join
if they are the mother, wife,
daughter, sister, granddaughter,
great-granddaughter .or grand-
mother of members of the
American Legion and/or of de-
ceased veterans who served in
the United States Armed Forces
during wartime. Step-relatives
are also eligible.
The auxiliary would like to
extend an invitation to all area
women in Dixie, Gilchrist, and
Levy counties that are eligible
to. become members. You may
contact Donna Williams at.352-
210-3087 or fax us your name,
address, telephone number to
888-320-5499 an a member of
the membership committee will
get in touch with you.
The next general meeting will
be at 7:00 p.m., February 10' at
the American Legion Post 383
in Old Town.


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Shown is AnnaLee Kruyer, DDS, with one of the
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very different "conflict" than
what is currently portrayed by
the news media. I saw many
wonderful and miraculous
things as the people of Iraq
worked with our servicemen and
women to rebuild their country.
We went into the villages to
provide dental exams and
treatment. We would care for


the Iraqi children fi
their grateful parents.'
By AnnaLee Kruye:
Las Vegas, Neva
I accompanied Arm
narians as they work
build the Baghdad
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ple spay and neutering
to their Iraqi county:
spent a full day sortin
house full of toys-se
American people for
children.
I saw many valiant


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tries. I also saw miracles pre-
serve our soldiers. This photo
shows the building adjacent to
the Ibn Sina hospital that took a
mortar through the window at
2:30 a.m. Miraculously, all the
soldiers billeted in this room
were downstairs playing poker
and were not injured.
The most miraculous event I
witnessed showed how a tooth
saved a sergeant's life!
Christmas Eve morning a sol-
dier came into our clinic at the
Ibn Sina Hospital in downtown
S1a Baghdad covered in his own
Ik blood. He recounted an in-
credible story.
Early Christmas Eve morn-
Iraqi ing, two squads were assigned
to sweep and clear two adjacent
homes where Iraq terrorists
were holed-up. The patient,
rst, then SGT C, was leading one of
those assault squads. The other
r DDS squad hit their target first.
da SGT C said that he heard a lot
y Veteri- of small arms fire and yelling,
ed to re- so he thought he would round
Zoo .and the corer and size up the situa-
each sui- tion before advancing his team.
surgeries Unfortunately, as he turned
parts. I the corner, he found himself
g a ware- staring directly into the barrel of
nt by the a 9mm automatic pistol. SGT C
the Iraqi said he never had time to be

works of scared, he just knew he was
dead. The terrorist pulled the
-- '.i trigger and, miraculously, SGT
C found himself still standing.
mates He figured the bullet had
missed. He advanced on the
Iraqi, who immediately surren-
dered. After the enemy was
y rounded up, SGT C said he
started to feel light headed and
one of his soldiers insisted that
he proceed to the hospital. He
realized at this time that he had
#5320 lost his front tooth in the gun
insured fight. He figured the ballistic
shock from the weapon's blast
had knocked it loose. He was
wrong.
When he presented early that
_ I morning Major Kimberly Per-
Skins, our oral surgeon, took a
panograph and discovered the
incredible truth. The 9mm bil-
*,d let did NOT miss SGT C. He
Wor was hit directly in the face. The
bullet entered just below his
o02 nose where it impacted the apex
0l8 of #8. The energy from the
-7 bullet was transferred to the
-23 tooth, literally ejecting the tooth
from its socket, and stopping the
bullet in its track. Other than
the missing tooth, the majority
S i4 -fL Q''SAfJiu EXee,conp-
fined to soft tissue. 1
de Here is the pan with the bullet
'clearly visible, embedded in the
upper lip.
SGT C is a citizen soldier a
reservist. When he returns to
Gi the states; the Army will see he
has an implant replacement for
the missing #8. Meanwhile, the
prosthodontist in Baghdad, LTC
Richard Druckman, made him
1300 an acrylic interim treatment
partial. When SGT C came in
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you imagine what the enemy
thought when he shot you point
blank in the face, and you just
kept coming at him! Americans
are invincible. No wonder he
surrendered so fast!"
SGT C smiled and said, "This
is why you should always brush
your teeth!"


North Florida
Livestock Market
Report
Receipts at the North Florida
Livestock Market in Ellisville
on Wednesday, January 26,
2005 were: this week 429, last
week 428, and last year 595.
Trends: Slaughter cows and
bulls firm to 2.00 higher.
Feeder steers and heifers 2.00-
4.00 higher. Feeder and re-
placement cows steady. Feeder
steers and heifers under 600
pounds 50 percent (46 percent
steers, 54 percent heifers),
slaughter cows and bulls 36
percent, replacement cows 5
percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85
percent: 940-1060 (992) 47.50-
54.50 (50.75); 1160-1280
(1220) 49.00-54.50 (51.89);
1385-1715 (1516) 53.50-57.50
(55.03) Holsteins.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1:


1090-1253 (1164) 59.00-65.00
(62.06); 1780-2015 (1878)
64.50-71.00 (67.48).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 1-2: 215-230
(222) 190.00-195.00 (192.42);
255-260 (256) 170.90-175.00
(170.73); 315-345 (328) 150.00-
165.00 (158.24); 360-390 (381)
135.00-147.50 (138.37); 410-
430 (417) 130.00-136.00
(133.94); 470-495 (489) 125.00-
130.00 (126.20); 510-530 (517)
115.00-120.00 (118.29).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 2-3: 210-230
(220) 150.00-165.00 (157.16);
260-290 (270) 140.00-150.00
(146.42); 325-345 (332) 135.00-
142.00 (139.57); 360-390 (375)
122.50-132.50 (127.30); 410-
445 (428) 116.00-122.00
(118.88); 475-485 (478) 110.00-
115.00 (113.31); 505-530 (518)
106.00-115.00 (110.39).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 1-2: 210-245 (228)
140.00-155.00 (146.92); 260-
285 (275) 140.00-162.50
(148.51); 310-345 (327) 127.50-
135.00 (131.23); 405-430 (415)
115.00-122.50 (119.39); 455-
490 (471) 109.00-117.50
(113.48); 510-540 (523) 108.00-
110.00 (109.00).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 2-3: 220-245, (228)
125.00-132.50 (129.82); 270-
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290 (280) 125.00-130.00
(127.41); 310-340 (320) 118.00-
125.00 (122.52); 365-390 (384)
112.50-119.00 (116.55); 420-
445 (435) 105.00-110.00
(106.93); 455-475 (465) 103.00-
110.00 (106.42).
Bred Cows Medium and
Large 1-2: 960-1080 (1020)
68.00-80.00 (73.65) 7-9 months
bred.


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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
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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

S' INFORMATION^ *

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
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 -
Who 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
I 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.


About Tangible Personal Property

HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with
name and account number preprinted), as soon
as possible before April 1. Be sure to sign and
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 area 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 Aprill. After April I,
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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Mrs. Milgia Bradley
Mrs. Milgia Bradley of Old
Town died Wednesday, January
26, 2005 at her home. She was
95.
Born in Floyd County, Ken-
tucky, Mrs. Bradley spent every
winter in Old Town for 30 years
before moving there perma-
nently in 2004 from Xenia,
Ohio. She was a homemaker
and a mother and a member of
the Rock Sink Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Ernest Bradley;
two sons, Aaron Eugene Brad-
ley and Paul Orin Bradley; and
a daughter, Rose Ann Bradley.
Mrs. Bradley is survived by
three sons, Keith Bradley and
Gary Dean Bradley, both of Old
Town and Ernest Bradley, Jr. of
Xenia; ten grandchildren; and
ten great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
Sunday, January. 30, 2005 at
Rock Sink Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Arrangements/were under the
care of RICK GOODING-
FUNERAL HOME, Cross-
City.

Mrs. Mary Faye
Cannon
Mrs. Mary Faye Cannon of
Dixie County died Wednesday,
January 26, 2005 at University
Place Care & Rehabilitation:
Center in Gainesville. She was
79.
Mrs. Cannon was a lifelong,
resident of Dixie County until
her illness required her to move
to Gainesville. She was a
homemaker and of the Pente-
costal faith.
She was preceded in death by
a daughter, Janice Poole.
Mrs. Cannon is survived by
her husband, Lonnie Cannon of
Gainesville; two sons, Dale
Cannon of Jacksonville and
Keith Cannon of Gainesville;
four grandchildren; and eight.
great-grandchildren.


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A graveside service was held
Saturday, January 29, 2005 at
Cross City Cemetery with Rev-
erend Ed Ivey conducting the
service.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.


Ms. Kerri Lynn Coons
Ms. Kerri Lynn Coons died
Sunday, January 30, 2005 at her
family's home in Starke. She
was 36.
Ms. Coons was born in Or-
lando and moved to Treasure
Island in Pinellas County where
she lived most of her life. She
was a Sonographer/Ultra Sound
Technician in the medical field.
-She was of the Baptist faith.
Ms. Coons is survived by her
parents, Rev. Eugene and Karen
Coons of Starke;'and a sister,
Kristen Lee Coons of Tallahas-
see
A funeral ser' ice ill be held
Thursday, February 3, 2005 at
.New Prospect Baptist Church
with Reverend Jack Yarbrough,
Reverend Donnie Lott, and
Reverend T.L. Holton all con-
ducting the service. Interment
will follow at New Prospect
Cemetery.
Arrangements are' under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.


Mr.'Francisco C.
"Frank"
da Costa
Mr. Francisco C "Frank". da
Costa of Chiefland died
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at
his home. He was 86.
Mr. da Costa was born in
Terceira, Azores, Portugal and
was brought to this country by
his parents at six months of age.
He grew up in Massachusetts
and served in the United States
Army during the World War II.
After discharge he settled in
Washington, D.C. He worked
for the federal government. at
the Bureau of. Standards and:
then the Department of Trans-'
portation until his retirement
; hen he ?l iVis .itfe moved toi
TFlridj .
Mr. da Costa is survived by
his wife Jean da Costa and will
be sorely missed.


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There are no memorial serv-
ices planned as Mr. da Costa
was a very private person and
had requested that there be no
public or private gatherings at
his passing. His many nephews
and nieces are scattered around
the country and will celebrate
his life in their own way.
Arrangements were under the
care of HIERS-BAXLEY
FUNERAL SERVICES,
Chiefland.
"Lord, now lettest thou thy
servant depart in peace, ac-
cording to thy Word, for mine
eyes have seen thy salvation
which thou hast prepared before
the face of all people." St. Luke
ii 29.


Mrs. Julia Jones
Mrs. Julia Jones of Old Town
died Wednesday, January 26,
2005 in Chiefland at Tri-County
Hospice Care Center. She was
72.
Mrs. Jones was a lifelong
resident of Dixie County and
enjoyed quilting, making jelly
and raising grandchildren. She
was a charter member of Faith
Bapist Church.
She is surhi\ed by her hus-
band, David Jones of Old
Town; two .sons, Wayne
i,Shella, Jones and Russell (Lo-
rella) Jones, all of Old Town; a
daughter, Helen (Mike) Hutley
of Gainesville; two sisters, Flor-
ence Simpson of Wilcox and
Mabel Loch of Lake City; four
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Friday, January .28, 2005 at
Faith Baptist Church in Old
Town' with Reverend Jackie
Pettrey conducting the service.
Interment followed at New
Prospect Baptist Cemetery in
Old Toin.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.


Mrs. Virginia D.
Lancaster
Mrs. Virginia D. Lancaster of
Trenton died Friday, January
28, 2005 at Ayers Health & Re-
habilitation Center in Trenton.
She wAas 86.
Mrs. Lancaster was born in
Okeechobee and was a lifetime
resident of Trenton. She \jas a
homemaiker....... D3 lbnoCI ,
She '.as aj :'lurnteer. foriMlVealsl
on Wheels and a founding
member of the Trenton
Woman's Club and the Trenton
Garden Club. She was the for-
mer Director of the Children's
Nursery at Trenton First Baptist
Church where she was an active
member.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Howell E. Lan-
caster Sr.; and two daughters,
Margaret Lancaster and Char-
lotte Lancaster.
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Trenton Cemetery with Rev.
Gary Heath .conducting the
service. In lieu of flowers do-
nations may be made to Hospice
of Tri-County Building Fund.
Arrangements were under the
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Mrs. Dorothy Magher
Mrs. Dorothy Magher of Old
Town died Thursday, January
27, 2005 in Trenton at Ayers
Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was 74.
Mrs. Magher lived in the area
for about 15 years after moving
from Fort Myers. Mrs. Magher
rode for 13 years as a bull rider
and rough stock rider in the ro-
deo circuit and won many con-
tests. She also performed at the
Ringling Brothers Barnum &
Bailey Circus as a clown. Mrs.
Magher %as also known by
many as "Bingo,"
She was preceded in death by
her Uncle Lloyd, Aunt Zoe and
Mother Marguerite.
Mrs. Magher is survived by
close friend, James Carrier of
Old Town.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.


Mrs. Eunice Allen
McFadden
Mrs. Eunice Allen McFadden
of Interlachen, formerly of
Jacksonville, died Frida,. Janu-
ary 28, 2005. She was 77.
She was born January 8, 1928
in Cross City to Earnest P. Al-
len and Lula Mae Thomas Al-
ien. She was a dedicated wife,
mother, and grandmother who.
found great joy in baking,
cooking, and caring for others.
She was a member of the Inter-
lachen Church of God.
Mrs. McFadden is survived
by her two daughters,.two sons,
six grandchildren, and six great-
grandchildren. Her sister; Inez
Allen Riffle is aso a sur.l\'or.." 1:

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in
the chapel of Jacksonville
Memory Gardens Funeral
Home, Orange Park, with Rev.
Clarence Fink conducting the
service. Interment followed at
the Garden of Everlasting Life
at Jacksonville Memory Gar-
dens.


Mr. Thomas Edgar
Parrish
Mr. Thomas Edgar Parrish of
Keystone Heights died Thurs-
day, January 27, 2005 at Brad-
ford Terrance Care Center. He
was 77.
Mr. Parrish was born in
Trenton and moved to Keystone
Heights from Melrose ten years
ago. He worked with Sperry
Rand for 19 years and retired as
a pressman II at Sunland
Training Center.
He was a United States Army.
veteran of.the Korean War and a
member of Melrose Church of
Christ.
Mr. Parrish is survived by his
wife, Ruby Cook Parrish of
Keystone Heights; a son, Eddie
Joe Parrish of Melrose; a sister,
Clarice Adkins of Alachua; and
two grandchildren'
A graveside service was held
Saturday, January 29, 2005 at
Trenton Cemetery with Brother
Danny Roberts conducting the
service. In lieu of flowers do-
nations may be made to Hospice
of North Central Florida, 4200
N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL
32606.
Arrangements were under the
care of MORNING FUNERAL
HOME, Melrose.


Mr. Wesley Hyrmian
Petty
Mr.; Wesley Hyrman Petty of
Old Town died Thursday, Janu-
ary 27, 2005 at North Florida
Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville. He was 86.
Mr. Petty moved to Dixie
County from -Orlando in 1962.
He was a member of the Moose
Lodge 325 and the Bass Masters
Association. Mr Petty worked
most of his life in the construc-
tion industry building houses.
He. as of the Baptist faith and
was a member of McCrabb
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Mildred L. Petty; two sons,
Wesley Dwain Petty of Chok-
oloskee and Lawrence Dwight
Petty of Old Town; three
daughters, Joyce Virginia Harris
of Fernandina Beach, Wanda
Cornelia Duck of Chiefland and
Mildred Gail Grisset{t of Old
Town; 17 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren; and seven
great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Sunday. January. 30. 2005 at
MWICr tFL BRP'-l'Tluh if'

ducting the service. Interment
followed at Old McCrabb
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.

Mr. Raymond G.
Phoebus
Mr. Raymond G. Phoebus of
Trenton died Friday, January
28, 2005 in Chiefland. He was
57.
Mr. Phoebus was born in
Baltimore. Marljand and came
to this area from Columbia,
South Carolina 14 years ago.


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Notices

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
the Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners, in and for
Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold
a regular meeting on Monday, Feb-
ruary 7, 2005, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Flor-
ida. The following is a proposed
agenda.
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
13. Consent Agenda


NOW IN NEWBERRY


He was a plumber. Mr. Phoe-
bus also served in the United
States Navy.
He was recently preceded in
death by his wife, Nancy S.
Phoebus.
Mr. Phoebus is survived by a
daughter, Chelsey Rae Phoebus;
a son, Andrew Phoebus, both of
Trenton; a step-father, Bruce
Kirk of Trenton; a sister-in-law,
Marcie Hattey of Independence,
Missouri; and a step-brother,
Kevin Kirk of South Carolina.
A memorial service will be
held for Mr. and Mrs. Phoebus
on Friday, February 4, 2005 at
Watson Funeral Home Chapel
with. Brother Randy Peters con-
ducting the service. Interment
will be held at a later date. In
lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Marcia Hattey for
the children' fund at 914 S.W.
4" Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693.
Arrangements are under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
HOME, Trenton.


Mr. Joseph Donal
Stephens Jr.
Mr. Joseph Donal Stephens
Jr. of Trenton died Monday,
January 24, 2005 at his home.
He was 48.
Mr. Stephens was born in
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
and was self-employed. He had
lived in Ocala prior to moving
to Levy County and the Trenton
area.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Joseph D. Stephens.
Mr. Stephens is survived by
his mother, Katie Reeves of Ar-
lington, Texas and his sister,
Katherine A. Harrell of Fort
Worth, Texas.
Arrangements were under the
care of HIERS-BAXLEY
FUNERAL 'SERVICES,
Chiefland.


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4. Constitutional Officers
5. Attorney's Report
6. Road Department
7. Clerk's Report
8 EMA/County Administra-
tor's Report
9. Commissioners' Reports
10. Time Certain Items
a. 1:30 p.m. Suwannee
River Water Manage-
ment District, Barney
Bennette; Memoran-
dum of Agreement,
FEMA Flood Maps
b 2:15 p.m. Public
Hearing/Final Plat,
"Deer Run" Subdivi-
sion
c. 2:30 p.m. American
Cancer Society, "Relay
for Life"
d. 4:00 p.m. Citizen's
Request, Rosanna
Powers
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Public Participation
14. Adjourn.
"Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169
(Voice & TDD) or via Florida Re-
lay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said hearing, that person will need a
record of the proceedings, and that
for such purpose, that person may
need to insure that a verbatim re-
cord is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MITCHELL GENTRY,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK
Pub. February 3, 2005b.

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
The Board of Commissioners, in
and for the City of Trenton, Florida
iIll meet on Monday, February 7,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kathryn
Deen Commission Chambers, '114
N. Main Street. Items included on
the agenda are as follows:
A. Call ToOrder
1. Selection of Vice
Chair .
B. Adoptionof Agenda
Ci Approval of Minutes
D. Consent Items
1. ApprovalofExpen-,
ditures for the Month
of December 2004
S':? 2..- Appr,'al ofFinancial,
S... Stiemen-ts[or the
Nf nl hofrnit'Demcrer' r
2004.
E. Other Agencies
1. Code Enforcement,
Diane Rondolet
2. Farmer's Market,
Sharon Yeago
F. Committee Reports
1. Fire Committee,
Commissioner Kin-
caid
G. Scheduled Citizens Re-
quest
H. Action Items
1. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-01 -
Wilkerson Annexa-
tion
2. Pines Estates Paving
Bid Review
(w/aprons)
3. First Reading Na-


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Thirteen


Legal

Notices
Continued
tional Flood Insurance
Program Participation
Ordinance 2005-02
I. Discussion Items
1. Trenton Depot
Visioning Process
2. Utilizing community
Redevelopment Funds
for Antique Street
Lights
3. Gray Construction -
Property Improve-
ments
4. Public Works Direc-
tor
5. Land Development
Regulations RE
Curb/Gutters for
Residential Zoning
6. Trenton Day Review
7. Citizen's Request for
Park Committee Es-
tablishment
8. Assisted Living Fa-
cility Update
9. Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant Construc-
tion Update
10. Skate Park Update
11. Watson Property An-
nexation Update
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


There is a

New Choice


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, he/she will need a re-
cord of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Michael Lamar
City Manager
Pub. February 3, 2005b.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy
County School Readiness Coalition
will hold the following Board and
Committee meetings in February
2005. Meeting times and location
are listed below.
Quality Initiative Committee
meets February 2, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
at the Child Care Resources office
located in Chiefland. FL.
Merger Workgroup of the Dixie-
Gilchrist-Levy School Readiness
Coalition and the Citrus/Sumter
School Readiness Coalition will
meet on February 7, 2005. Meeting
will be located at the CCR office in
Chiefland and will begin at 10:00
a.m. This meeting is expected to
last all day.
Readiness/Programs Committee
will meet February 22, 2005 at 9:30
a.m. at the Dixie County School
Board Conference Room located in
Old Town, FL.
-Administrative Committee will
meet February 22, 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


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experience add'. integrity.
Offering the Respect &
Service you 'deserve. Member .
of Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy Board ,.
of Realtors and Multiple
Listing Service.


D. Deen Lancaster
Licensed Real Estate Broker
www.lancasterrealty.biz
510 East Wade Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
Office: 352-463-9494
Fax: 352-463-9455
E-mail: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net

WANTED:
PROPERTIES
TO SELL


2 BR/2 BA frame house with
hardiplank siding situated on
2 acres in SW Trenton. Over
1500 heated sq ft. Completed
in 2002. Includes a fireplace,
separate family room, large
kitchen and over 800 sq ft of
porches. Call today for an
appointment. $139,900.

100 ft on SR-26 in Trenton
commercial district, $99,900.

1 acre "Homes Only"
Fanning Springs. Two to
choose from, $18,000 each.

5 lots in Cross City, ranging
from $4,500 to $6,500.


Board will meet February 22, 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. February 3, 10, 17, 2005b.

NOTICE
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion will hold a public hearing on
February 21, 2005, at 5:00 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, on whether to use the uni-
form method for collection of non-
ad valorem assessments, as set out
in Section 197.3632, Florida Stat-
utes, for collection of a fire special
assessment. Under this method, the
fire special assessment, if imposed
by separate act of the County
Commission, would be collected in
the same manner as ad valorem
taxes.
The hearing will be held at the
Gilchrist County Commission
Meeting Building located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Flor-
ida.
The short title of the resolution to
be considered by the Commission
at the February 21, 2005, public
hearing is as follows:
A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA ELECT-
ING TO USE THE UNIFORM
METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS LEVIED IN
THE UNINCORPORATED
AREA OF THE COUNTY;
STATING A NEED FOR SUCH
LEVY; PROVIDING FOR THE
MAILING OF THIS RESOLU-
TION; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are in-
vited to attend and will be given an
opportunity to provide comment to
the County Commission. The pub-
lic hearing may be continued to one
or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any con-
tinuation of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public
hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be pub-
lished. All persons are also advised
that if they decide to appeal any de-
cision made at the above-referenced
public hearing, they will need a re-
c) q itpfA1tpupFcedi. gq s an.l that,,,
for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. January 27, February 3, 10,
17, 2005b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING GILCHRIST
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
Please take notice that the Gil-
christ County Board of County
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, will hold a regular
meeting on Monday, February 21,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting
Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing 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 may
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 27, February 3,
2005b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING GILCHRIST
COUNTY PLANNING &
ZONING BOARD
Please take notice that the Gil-


christ County Planning & Zoning
Board, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, will hold a regular meeting
on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, lo-
cated at 210 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida. 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 may
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 27, February 3,
2005b.


INVITATION TO BID
The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners will be ac-
cepting Sealed Bids for a new 2005
Wheel Loader with attachments.
Additional information and bid
forms may be obtained from Pat
Fischer, Gilchrist County Solid
Waste Department, Bell, Florida.
(352) 463-3185, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bids
will be received until 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, February 18, 2005. Bids
will be opened Monday, February
21, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fi-
nance Office, Room 211, 2"d Floor,
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
South Main Street, Trenton, Flor-
ida. Bids should be in a sealed en-
velope marked "Sealed Bid for
Wheel' Loader," and mailed to
Clerk of Court, Finance Office,
P.O. Box, 37, Trenton, Florida
32693. Gilchrist County reserves
the right to refuse any and all bids.
"Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169
(Voice. and TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. February 3, 10, 2005b.

OFFICE OF THE GILCHRIST
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
DESIGNATE A SENIOR
MANAGEMENT POSITION
FOR THE SENIOR
MANAGEMENT SERVICE
CLASS DIVISION OF
RETIREMENT
Notice is hereby given by the of-
fice of the Gilchrist County Tax
Collector of Gilchrist County,
Florida of intent .to designate one
position to be included in the Senior
Management Service Class.
Chapter 93-285, Laws of Florida,
amended Section 121.055, F.S., to
expand the Senior Management
Service Class effective January 1,
1994 for local government, Com-
munity College, and Judicial
Branch employers. Tax Collectors
are local agency employers permit-
ted to designate positions to the
Senior, Management Seryij.e: Class
Eagqhbipgjtjonq so desigg3g; nmLpt
be a'non-elective managerial or
'policy making position filled by an
employee who is not subject to a
continuing contract and is serving
at the pleasure of the employer
without Civil Service protection
and is also the head of an organiza-
tional unit or a position with re-
sponsibility to effect or recommend
personal, budget, expenditure, or
policy decisions in his or her areas
of responsibility. The Tax Collec-
tor of Gilchrist County, Florida has
determined to include the Assistant
Tax Collector position in this ex-
panded class. Any person having
an objection to this designation
should contact the Office of the
Gilchrist County Tax Collector, 112
South Main Street, Room 137, Gil-
christ County Courthouse, Trenton,
Florida 32693, (352) 463-3178.
This publication is made pursuant
to Chapter 50, F.S.
M.C. (Marilyn) BRUCE
Gilchrist County Tax Collector
Pub. January 27, February 3,
2005b.


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER A FICTITIOUS
NAME
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provision
of Section 90-267, Florida Statutes
1990, will register with the Sec-
retary of State, Division of Corpo-
rations, P.O. Box 1300, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32302-1300, upon
publication of this notice the ficti-
tious name to wit:
'Food Service Equipment
Repairs and Installations,
LLC
6053 NW 41 Circle
Bell, FL 32619
Under which we are engaged in
business in Gilchrist County,.
Florida that the parties interested
in said business are:
James M. Diehl
Danielle Diehl
Pub. February 3, 2005p.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY,


FLORIDA
Case No. 21-2004CA-59
MARK P. SULLIVAN and
NANCY J. SULLIVAN
husband and wife,,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
CITY NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA, successor by merger to
CITY NATIONAL BANK OF
MIAMI, a United States Banking
Corporation, as Trustee under the
provisions of a certain Trust
Agreement dated the 15h of March,
1982, known as Trust Number
5005893, its heirs, administrators,
assigns, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or


against it, and THE ESTATE OF
LAURA M. YACOBI, deceased,
her respective unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against her indi-
vidually,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF
LAURA M. YACOBI
223 SHOE LANE
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
23606-3657
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the fol-
lowing described lands
LOT 2, BLOCK 19,
SUWANNEE RIVER
ESTATES NORTH,. A
SUBDIVISION ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGES 52-61, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAX PARCEL #32-07-15-
0036-0019-0020
filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy 'of your
written defenses, if any, ON
RONALD W. STEVENS, Peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is
Post Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL
32621, on or before February 8,
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you-
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on January 7, 2005.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lindsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk
Persons iith disabilities re-
questing reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 374-3639
(Voice & TDD) or via Florida Re-
lay Service at (800) 955-8771.
Pub: January 13, 20, 27, February
3, 2005b.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Joyce Schemerhor to Gerald
Jackson:
Geneva Fisher to Helen Mort.
Alexander G. Woolsey to
Deborah L. Woolsey.
Joseph Pirolozzi to Alton R.
Howard.
Bryant Frye to Mathers Prop-
erties Inc.
William H. Rain to Winston
Moore.
Mary E. Akers to BKE Ven-
tures Inc.
Donald C. Mullins,?,J Linda
MIJ MWlHnsll t.'oln lov J sw .
'J & T Manor Inc. to J & T


Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.
J & T Manor
Manor Inc.


Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T

Inc. to J & T


Jimmy C. Mealor to Jimmy
C. Mealor.
J.R. Martin to Michael W.
Bugg.
Marty 0. Bruce to Olin
Walker.
J.E. Royster to Lauren H.
Morgan.
Darrell E. McLendon. to
James O. Stewart.
Jerry Ingram to Hugh D.


Martin.
Keith L. Philman to Kelly J.
Philman.
Department of Housing &
Urban Development to Zarada
R. Pickard.
Amber Griffin Rollison to
Alda Thomas Griffin.
Alfred R. Bouchard to C.D.
McDonald.
Cody E. Bennett to Jonnie
Sue Boehme.
Danny W. Danio to Frank Si-
ciliano.
Robert E. Judnick to Terri B.
Newman.
Chrysler First Financial
Services to Allen Colbert.
Allen Colbert Sr. to Patrick
Croghan.
Jackie W. Atwood to William
Bart Geiger.
Allen M. Williams to Janice
Keen Williams.
Will Gray May Sr. Trust to
Will Gray May Sr.
Will Gray May Sr. to Donald
Eugene May.
Will Gray May Sr. to Will
Gray May Jr.
Louis Fason to Shelli E.
Bischoff.


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
Apartments

,evntal Assistance

('irenton I Apartment)

718 N.E. 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-7106
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


Shellie Bischoff to Nisha J.,
Brock.
Richard W. Wolford Jr. to,
Peggy Seward.
Roy P. Thomas to Frank,
Glowczewskie Jr.
Frank Glowczewskie Jr.,
Trustee to Allan H. Kaye.
Edward Michael Wilson to
Edward Michael Wilson.
Edward Michael Wilson to
Edward Michael Wilson.
Edward Michael Wilson to
Edward Michael Wilson.
Edward Wilson to Edward
Michael Wilson.
MB & CW Inc. to William T.
Holder.
Alex C. Bonilla to John Wil-
lie Martin.
John R. Rowe Sr. to John R.
Rowe Jr:
John Lnges to Tony V. Rey-
nolds.
Richard J. Walker Jr. to John
Dawson.
3 to William H. Macomber Jr.
George Vrban to Roger F.
Wilson.
RW of Gilchrist County Ltd.
to Anne Barnett.





Crenton n= partments

1, 2, & 3 BR
HC/non HC accessible
apartments.

718 NE 7th Place #905,
Trenton, FL 32693. Call
352-463.7106,
TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.


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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.
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TIMBER LAND FOR SALE
Great Hunting and Investment.
Gilchrist County, all minutes off SR-47.
81 ACRES: Surrounded by six
sections 3.5 miles north of CR-340,
$141,750.
292 ACRES: Timber included, CR-138
to NE 7th CT, $600,000.
473 ACRES:.CR-138 to NE 90th Way,
some timber reserved, $850,000.
Coolidge Davis Realty, 352-376-2541
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Dixie Gilchrist Levy Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service
P. O. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty@bellsouth.net
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-tcrealty
A HORSE? OF COURSE! 3 BR/2 BA 1990 DW MH, 5 acres, front yard
oaks, back yard pasture, fenced, cross-fenced, Old Town, $85,000. MLS
748145
5 ACRES planted pines, not far off paved road, Bell, $49,500. MLS 748015
1993 SW MOBILE HOME 2 BR/2BA, half acre, just outside town limits,
Bell, $44,900. MLS 747862
,WELL, SEPTIC, POWER comer acre, Bell, $16,000. UNDER CONTRACT
RIVER HOME spacious 3 BR 2.5 BA, half acre, 100' on the Suwannee
River, wraparound balcony, specially constructed dock, 2-car garage, Bell,
$240,000. MLS 747528
WOODED ACRE 100' on Suwannee River, Bell, $70,000. MLS 747492

WE NEED LISTINGS!
Do you want to sell your land or home?
CALL 352-463-8340


Custom Built Homes

In the City of Trenton

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


. Automobiles

1988 FORD F-150 XLT, auto,
V8, with topper, runs good,
$1,575. Call 386-935-4188 and
leave message. Will return call.
2tb,1-27-2-3


FOR SALE

ACHING JOINTS,
BODY PAIN?
Liniments made with essential oils
and natural ingredients. Gift
baskets, aromatherapy items, free
consultations. (352) 486-6135 or
www.genessence:com


WHEEL TOWN
352-493-2835
Call for Directions- 10 Miles
South of Chiefland off 345
'03 Chevy PT Cruiser, 4-Door,5-speed, air,
CD, PW&PL, 35KMiles.....: $8,975,
'03 Ford F-150 XLT 4-Door, super crew, V8, auto,
air, CD, loaded, 40K Miles... $17,975
'03 Chevy Cavalier, 4-Door, auto, air,
CD, 36K Miles, clean............. $7,575
'03 GMC Safari, 8-Passenger Van, dual air,
fully loaded, CD, 40K Miles... $10,975
'02 Saturn 4-Door, auto, air, CD, '
40K Miles, clean................. $5,975
'02 GMC 1500 Long Bed, V6,
auto, air, 40K miles............... $9,975
'02 Jeep Liberty Sport, 4-Door, 6-cyl, auto,
air, loaded, clean, 40K miles... $11,975
'01 Isuzu Trooper, 4-Door, auto, V-6,
air, loaded, 50K Miles............. $10,975
'01 Chevy Malibu, 4-Door, auto, air, CD
loaded, clean, 40K Miles........... $6,975
'01.Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 4-Door, V-6,
auto, CD, loaded, 38K miles.... $13,975
'00 Ford Ranger XLT Ext;-Cab, 4-Cyl., 5-Speed,
air, CD, 50K Miles, Clean....... $7,575
'00 Mercury Grand Marquis, 4-Door, loaded,
50K Miles, clean..................... $8,975
'00 Chevy Sivedo, 4-Door 1500 LS, V-, auto, air, power seals,
loadedt,lo boxtalmse........... $10,975
'00 Ford E-150 Convesion Van, leaer, TVNCR, c tan
seals,po bencsetdualair,28Kiles...$12,975
'00 Toyota Camry, 4-Door, auto, air,
full power, 28K miles, like new... $8,975
'98 GMC 1500 Ext. Cab SLE, sport side,
V-8, auto, air, loaded.................. $9,975

CREDIT UNIONS WELCOME
WarrantiesAvailable


I: For Sale

WEIDER PRO 9940 HOME
GYM, 2 stations side-by-side so 2
people can workout at the same
time. Like new condition; comes
with butterfly arms, ab pulley
station, backrest, curl pad, foam
pads, leg lever, low pulley station,
foot plate, lat bar, high pulley
station, backrest, press arm, leg
press plate, seat, and leg press
lever. Paid over $500 new.
Sacrifice for $300. Call (352)
4630312 leave message.
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HOT TUB / SPA: 5-person
lounger, 5HP, 20 jets, cabinet,
lights,. never used, warranty.
Retail $4,300, sacrifice $1,595.
(352) 372-5287.
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CAMPER FOR SALE: 1996
Pleasure-Way ultimate compact
RV. Impeccably maintained by
original owner. 66,000 miles,
$24,500. Call 352-463-6527.
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY: Thrift
Store open 9 am 3 pm on
Tuesday Saturday. Strickland
Avenue in Bell. Come down and
pick up some great bargains and
help the animals at the same time.
Proceeds from' sales benefit
spay/neuter voucher program.
Also taking donations. 463-7364.
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BEDS: Queen thick, orthopedic,
pillowu-top mattresses and box
springs. New in plastic with
warranty. Sacrifice, $160. King '
available $225. (352) 372-8588.
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18" GAS BURNER: 24x12x26,
completely rebuilt, all new
controls and piping, $112. Also a
16 cu. ft. ref/freezer, $50. Call
352-542,3043.
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SLost & Found 2

LOST DOGS: NEAR LANCAS-
TER PRISON, Boxers, 1 male and
1 female, fawn color. Reward,
463-6269.
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It Pays!!


Real Estate Auction

and personal items:
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Preview January 29th 10 am Noon
Auction February 5th 10 am
550,NW 30th Avenue, Bell
1998 DW on Lot
4 BR/2 BA, fireplace, all new appliances,
approx. 1983 sq. ft.
Call for more information:
Deana McLendon Real Estate, Inc.
352-472-7005
AB#1797 AU#2520 AU#2736
10% Buyers Premium








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Licensed Real Estate Broker r A
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386O-93 0243

20 ACRES GILCHRIST COUNTY Beautiful workingg ha field $82.900.
80 ACRES WITH BEAUTIFUL 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 uoods. 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.
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.
SUWANNEE RIVER HOME-Beautiful 200' of riverfront south of Branford,
1+ acres of land in Lafayette County. $198,500, Commercial/Residential.
BUILDABLE CORNER LOT In Three Rivers Estates. $6,995.
2 LOTS IN HIDDEN ACRES (TOTAL 300' X 300') On Wild Turkey Road
near the Suwannee River & super good boat ramp. Lots of deer and turkey!
Only $15,800 for both.
LOTS OF 4 ACRE TRACTS In Suwannee County. $12,500 and up.
AIRPARK LOTS ON THE RUNWAY Choose yours today. $30,000 to
$40,000 range.
AIRPARK LOTS OFF THE RUNWAY with privileges, $15,000 AND UP.
3 TOWNHOUSE 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 HWY 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.
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


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Yard Sales
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 3,
large, multi-family. Large tub with
matching sink, toys, child's desk,
craft supplies, country wooden
crafts, clothes, etc. 1539 NW 22nd
Ct.,'Bell. Take 129 to 10th Street.
(Next to BHS) Take 10th Street to
22nd Ct., make left, follow road to
top of hill, look for driveway on
left.
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MARINE CORP LEAGUE
YARD SALE THIS SATUR-
DAY:.Just a reminder that the Tri
County Marine Corps League and
Auxiliary is having a yard sale this
Saturday Feb. 5th, 9 3 next to
the Huddle House in Chiefland.
Proceeds go towards all of the
Corps Community projects. All
donations will be appreciated. If
you need any items picked up call
Mary Christians at 352 262 5643.
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BEST PRICES PAID
Buy out estates, households, yard
sales, storage units, etc. Cash
Paid!!! Call Tony (352) 463-2668
or 213-6019.
4tb,l-20-2-10
FREE GIVE AWAY
JOPPA YARD SALE-CONTIN-
UES: The WMU of Joppa Baptist
Church plans to continue their
yard sale this Friday and Saturday
at Sandra Colson's residence. Turn
East off U.S. 19 at N.W. 150th
Street. (CR 218) Proceeds are
helping our new church building
fund!


Wanted To

WANTED-TRACTORS
rusty, broken, ugly, de;
abandoned. Call Sonny
1387 or 352-256-7275,
ing, thanks.

RETIRED REMOI
CONTRACTOR: Wa
buy homes or mobile ho
land needing repair, 493-'
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S Services

ALMOST ANYTHING Painting,
yard care, windows, pressure
washing, gutter, carpet & house
cleaning, etc. Need it done? Don't
have the time? Call "The Red
Head", ask for Cyndi.
352-493-2030 or 954-612-3007.
Discount for Senior Citizens.
8tb,1-13-3-3
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 and Associates, 24/7, Call
(352) 486-1639.
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PRESSURE WASHING,
LAWN MOWING, YARD
CLEANING, AND PAINTING:
Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional.
Shamrock Services, 352-463-1212
day or evening and weekends.
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TREE SERVICE: Trim or
remove tree. Over 20 years exp.
All major credit cards accepted.
Licensed and insured. The Saw
Shoppe, High Springs.
386-454-3605, 1-800-741-3605.
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NEW! at IRON-FREE Well Wa-
ter Company. PENOX Wide
Spectrum Filtralion Sysiem. Re-
moves IRON, TANNIN, SUL-


tfnb,5-6 FUR, MANGANESE, and TUR-
BIDITY. KILL BACTERIA.
.-, No more BAD TASTE, BAD
Buy ~ ODOR, and STAINED FIX-
STj.. TURES. Our systems are tail-
"n'' ored to your particular need.
5: Old, All are LOW COST, LOW
ad, alive, MAINTENANCE, GUARAN-
352-472- TEED. Call today for FREE
keep try- WATER TEST. No Obligation.
Prices: $695 to $1995. IRON-
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PANY 352-542-9817 1-800-437-
DELING 1128 or WILSON HOME CEN-
nting to TER 352-463-2068.


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Services


SERVICE: We do slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, etc...
352-214-1600 or 352-213-5860.,
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ELMORE'S SIMULATED
BRICK & STONE, INC. Stucco
& Hardcoat, Permanent Mobile"
Home Skirting. License #118.
Free Estimates, Jimmie Elmore,
Owner: Call (352) 472-5542.
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NAIL GUN SERVICES & RE-
PAIRS: For Bostitch and Senco
Brands. For compeutive prices
and quick rum-around call Gil-
christ Building Supply at 352-463-
2738 Located in Bell.

BUiLDING CONTRACTOR:
CBC017140 Custom homes built
on your lot. Precision Develop-
ment, PO Box 249, 26761 SE
Hwy. 19, Old Town, 352-542-
8416.
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TIM POWELL ELECTRIC:
New installations and repairs, li-
censed and insured. State Reg.
#EC13002453. Call (352) 463-
2155.


RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS

FOR SALE

Two lots 6.66 acres each. Four lots 5 acres
each. Great location 3 miles south of Bell,
1/4 mile off of US-129. Beautiful lots,
heavily wooded; prime building sites.
Builder will design and construct your


estate home
Call for more


on the lot of your choice.
information. 352-463-9060.


SERVICES

ALMOST ANYTHING
Painting, yard care, windows,
pressure washing, gutter,
carpet & house cleaning, etc.
Need it done? Don't have the
time? Call "The Red Head",
ask for Cyndi. 352-493-2030
or 954-612-3007. Discount
for Senior Citizens.
8tb,1-13-3-3

MOWER & CHAINSAW
PARTS: Stihl, Husqvara, .Ayp,
Murray, Sears, MTD, Briggs,
Kohler, Robin, and Honda. Blades
for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
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TREES, TREES, TREES: Lang-
ston Tree Service, Inc. 490-4456.
tfnb,2-22
A BIG STUMP! A LITTLE
STUiMIP!::\e grind them all.
Langston Tree Service, Inc. 490-
4456.
tfnb,2-22
DIXIE MONUMENT: Old Town
- Since 1992. Visit our display on
Hwy. 19 at C&C Growers, 9 am,-
5 pm, Mon. Sat. or call toll free
1-877-542-3432 for appointment
to visit our shop & main office at
1471 NE 512 Avenue. 100's of
stones in stock, computer special-
ist to assist you in creating a last-
ing tribute to the life of your loved
one.
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S? AARP
MEETINGS

THE GILCHRIST COUNTY
AARP CHAPTER meets in the
Community Center, 214 SE 3rd Av-
enue in Trenton every third Tues-
day of the month at 10:30 am, ex-
cept June, July, and August: New
members, winter residents or local
citizens can be sure of a warm wel-
come.

Land For Sale!
Fox Run-2 Acre Lots-CR 319
south of-Trenton. Deed Restrict-
ed, New MH or Site Built -
$28,900 to $37,000
20 Acres'North of CR 138-NW
15th Ave MLS#232415. Wobd-
ned ,hjgh,, 1&rl trijLgJtly- tBllingi
311 Acres NW 50th Ave- 3
Wooded Ten Acre Lots
MLS#232414. Located 2 miles
east of Rock Bluff boat ramp -
$180,000
31 Acre Farm in SW Gilchrist
County MLS# 233478. Pastures,
barn, fenced, X-fenced,, 3/1
house. $290,000.
56 Acres in Eastern Gilchrist Co.
MLS#233116. Rolling, dry cor-
ner site. $298,000.
24.6 Acres in Western Gilchrist
Co. Pasture. $196,800.
40 Landlocked Acres
MLS#232350 north of CR 340.
Wooded, great hunting tract!
Buyer to get access. $115,000.
40 Vacant Lots in Fanning
Springs. Unique opportunity for
development. All for $130,000.
3 Adjoining Half Acre Lots in
Silver Oaks in Fanning
Springs. Very nice S/D. New
MH or Site Built. $12,000 each
or $34,000 for all 3.


Southern Property
'services, Inc.


Smith, Lic. Real
Broker/Owner


Do you want an AGGRESSIVE,

PROFESSIONAL and HONEST company that

utilizes the latest in technology to help you find or sell

your home?...
Then call a consistent

TRI-COUNTY LEADER IN SALES
6.7 Million Pending & 2.3 Million Sold in 2005

5 offices, 14 agents and a full support staff.


| Help Wanted )

VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS
Anticipated
Food Service Worker
Trenton Elementary, Five Hour
Position. High school diploma or
equivalent, experience in food
preparation preferred. Ability to
follow instructions and to
demonstrate skills in preparation,
clean-up and serving of food.
Temporary Teacher Aide
Estimated through June 2, 2005.
Trenton Elementary
High School Diploma or
equivalent required. Associate of
Arts Degree or higher, at least 60
credit hours from an accredited in-
stitution, or a passing score on an
approved state test.
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.


SHelp Wanted '

Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for
our Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with
a 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
substituting would be at current
daily rates. Contact the District
Office 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


Interested in a PART TIME CAREER with a
GOOD STARTING SALARY ?
Gilchrist County School District is now accepting applications for these future
positions:
> SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS ($16.74 $20.41/HOUR)
> SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL Bus DRIVERS ($11.25/HOUR)
o Convenient Work Schedule
o Part TimeHours
o Benefits*
o Free Training
So Stipend Paid at Completion of Training (approximately $100)
No Bus driving experience necessary. Training for CDL Class B is provided at no
cost. Must have clean driving record. Must pass a criminal background check and
drug test. Current openings are at Substitute level. Future openings for Regular
Drivers are typically filled from Substitute Driver pool.
*Benefits not applicable to substitute drivers
Classes starting soon.....
For more information or to request an application packet, please call:
463-3200
Or visit the Gilchrist County Schools District Office at:
310NW ll Ave
Trenton, Florida 32693



The Gilchrist County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



L. Frank Grant Realty









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









3 BR/2 BA CBS Stucco home w/1,620 sq. ft, heated area,
central air & heat, swimming pool & patio. 1,508 sq. ft.
CBS Stucco workshop-garage w/over head storage, con-
crete floors. Located on 7.68 acres with 4 acres planted
Christmas Trees. MLS#747838...Price only $219,995.

'4009 SE 53rd Court


2 BR/1 BA M/H on 5 acres, fenced, 4" well:
MLS#747843 Price $56,000.

South Santa Fe Avenue


10.51 acres 'Homes Only' pasture land, 350 ft. from paved
road. SE 95th Place, just off of South Santa Fe Avenue.
Convenient to town, school, churches. Horses welcome.
MLS#748087. Price at $95,000. Buy the north 5 acres for
$49,900.


L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 QOPP OUSNIT
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.HELP WANTED

BOOKKEEPER Full time, ex-
perienced only. Efficient in Quick
Books Program. Salary open.
Benefits. FAX resume to 352-
463-6908 or call 463-2348.
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CNA'S: Accepting applications
for our 3pm-1 pm and 1lpm-7am
shifts. Experienced preferred. Ap-
ply in person at Ayers Health &
Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th street,
Trenton or fax resume to 352-463-
7710. Attn: H. R. EOE/DFWP


" HELP WANTED :

PLUMBERS & PLUMBERS
HELPERS: 40 hours per week,
must have valid drivers license.
472-4114.
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FULL-TIME LAUNDRY:
Swing shift, days and nights, 6am-
2:30pm/2pm-10:30pm. Apply @
Ayers Health and Rehab, 606 NE
7th Street, Trenton.
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PT HOUSEKEEPING: 12:30pm
- 8pm. Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Apply
@ Ayers Health and Rehab, 606
NE 7th Street, Trenton.


Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
MLS
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office -(352) 463-6144
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
EQUAL HOUSING Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007 REALTOR
OPPORTUNITY 23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
E-Mail: jkingre@svic.net or www.jimkingrealty.com


WORKING HORSE FARM 22
acres MOL, income-producing farm
just outside of Trenton, FL with an
almost new 2 BR/2 BA home with
huge office/multi room. A beautiful
place with horsebar, storage barn
and board fence. Very nice area of
large homes!! $399,500. (GR-
747915) Call 493-2221.


A PEACEFUL WATERFRONT
RETREAT in the coastal town of
Suwannee! On freshwater canal
just minutes to the majestic Suwan-
nee River and the Gulf of Mexico!
This beautiful 2004 home has 3
BR/2 BA, boathouse w/lifts, fish
cleaning area and large deck for en-
tertaining! Rock fireplace. Every-
thing is less than 1 year old.
$359,000. (DW-747659)


THIS REMARKABLE HOME
situated on 10 acres MOL, of beauti-
ful pasture, is ready for horses. This
home is like 2 homes under one roof
- the main living area has 3 BR/2
BA and the second area, or mother-
in-law suite, has 2 BR/1 BA, all sep-
arated by the 2-car garage. Many
amenities!! The property is sur-
rounded by a 70 acre horse farm,
which makes this a beautiful setting.
$435,000. (LR-747891-K) Call 493-
2221. .


BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS 3 BR/2
BA home with over 1,900 sq. ft., this
home is situated on over 4 acres of
beautiful landscaped trees. 4" well.
Many amenities go with this property!
This is a MUST-SEE! Unbelievable
condition and construction! $155,000.
(LMH-747944) Call 463-6144.


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HELP WANTED .

GILCHRIST COUNTY has an
opening for a Director of Informa-
tion Services. The Director will
have primary responsibility for the
County's computers, network and
maintenance. This full time posi-
tion requires a minimum of a two-
year or equivalent experience and
will pay $30,000 $35,000 with
benefits. Job descriptions are
available upon request. Applica-
tions may be obtained from the
Gilchrist County Administrator's
Office at 209 SE First Street,
Trenton, FL. Applications must be
returned to the Administrator's Of-
fice, or may be emailed to
trmoore@mail.co.gilchrist.fl.us.
Position is open until filled. Gil-
christ County is an EOE and a
DFWP.
2tb, 1-27-2-3

WAREHOUSE MANAGER,
must have good people skills and
some computer knowledge.
Knowledge of animal health and
feed would be a plus. Apply in
person at Southern States Co-Op
at-7730 N. Highway 47 in Tren-
ton. Self-motivated person need
only apply.
2tb,2-3-2-10

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPER-
ATOR: Gilchrist County Road
Department has an opening for a
heavy equipment operator II; must
have CDL Class A or B. This F/T
position includes health benefits
and retirement. Job descriptions
are available upon request. Appli-
cations can be downloaded from
our website at
www.co.gilchrist.fl.us/jobapp.pdf
or at the Road Department. Please
send completed applications to
Gilchrist County Road Dept., 9009
SW CR 339, Trenton, FL 32693.
Position will be open until filled.
Gilchrist County is an EOE/
DFWP.


HELP WANTED

FT/PT EXPERIENCED mainte-
nance man needed immediately.
Also a FT/PT experienced cook
needed immediately. Apply with-
in at the Lighthouse Restaurant.
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PT HOUSEKEEPING: 3 days a
week, 7am-3pm. Laundry relief.
Apply @ Ayers Health and Rehab,
606 NE 7th Street, Trenton.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY SHER-
IFF'S OFFICE: Now has full
time positions open for Deputy
Sheriff, starting salary $25,000
and Corrections Deputy, Start-
ing salary $23,000. Full benefit
package, including State Retire-
ment, Health Insurance, etc. Ap-
plications may be picked up from
the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of-
fice, 9239 South US Hwy-129,
Trenton, Florida. Contact person,
H. L. Montgomery, Chief Deputy,
(352) 463-3181, EEOC.
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EXPERIENCED WAITRESS:
Needed for day and night shift.
Apply at Lou's Drive-Thru in
Bell. 352-463-9400.
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LINE COOK NEEDED: No
cooking experience necessary.
Must be able to read tickets and
put plates together. Speed and de-
pendability a must. Apply in per-
son after 5 pm, Mon.-Thurs. Akins
BBQ in Bell, 463-6859.
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First, last, and security required.
$645 per month. Available Febru-
ary 10, 2005. 352-463-8316.
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HOUSE ON SUWANNEE, clear
spring in back yard, fenced, 3 BR/
2.5 BA, furnished kitchen,
screened porch, central H/A,
washer/dryer hookups, approx.
five miles from Bell, 10 miles
from Branford. $800 month. Call
352-376-0080.
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FOR RENT OR SALE, 3 BR/
2BA mobile home, heat & air.
Front and back porches on large
shaded lot. A 6 acre adjacent pas-
ture is available, $550.00 a month,
first, last, security and reference
required. Call 472-3130.
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HOUSE FOR SALE
RIVER OVERLOOK
2BD/1.5BA with stone fire-
place, open kitchen with
wood floors, cathedral ceil-
ings, wall of glass onto big
deck for sweeping river
views upstairs. Three cov-
ered parking spots & 10 x 20
storeroom with bath down-
stairs. Detached 600 sq. ft.
workshop. On .79 acre in Ira
Beas Oasis off CR 138, east
of 129. Call Penny Ripple,
352-222-5009 for tour. Own-
er is licensed realtor.
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2003 MOBILE HOME, 3/2
wood, 1 BR/1 Fleetwood on 5 acres in Bell area.
ible, $10,000. Asking $87,500. Call Leslie or
Anthony at 352-463-6314 or 352-
4tb, 1-13-2-3 949-2261.
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Real Estate

OAK MEADOWS: Deed restrict-
ed subdivision, 1 acre lots &
homes on paved roads. Come see
our models featuring Homes of
Merit. McDougal Realty. 463-
7201. Broker/Owner.
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Buy or sell or both. Call
TOWN & COUNTRY REALTY
352-463-8340
P. O. Box 8, Bell, Florida 32619
tcrealty @bellsouth.net
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-
tcrealty
Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy
Board of Realtors and
Multiple Listing Service.
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RESIDENTIAL:
REDUCED! 3BR, 2BAhome tucked away on over acre. Plenty of
room to spread out with 1,693 sq. ft. of living area! Features include,
electric gate, outdoor workshop & more! Great starter home, or
vacation retreat. $84,900. #231976
WHAT A SPREAD! Charming 2 BR cottage with wood floors &
updated kitchen, 746 sq. ft. business office. 4-stall barn, apartment
all on 5 acres. $229,900.#233054
2-STORY LOG CABIN w/pool & cabana, 5BR, 3BA, master,
guest BR/BA on 1st floor. 24.5 acres w/ oaks on Cow Creek.
Private. 1.0 min to High Springs. $399,900. #230489

VACANT LAND:
LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL GILCHRIST COUNTY, 40 acres of
lush pasture. Currently subdivided into two10 acre parcels, and one
20 acre parcel. Perfect for your home, or development possibilities!
All of this, plus 660 ft. of paved road frontage! $212,000. #233511

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


20.68 private and peaceful acres with a 1999 -
1,200 sq ft 3/2 DWM/H. Located' Biewen Trenton
and Newberry. Backs up to 35,000 acre timberland.
.This is what Country Living is all about. $127,500
MLS #747184.


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Beautifully shaded 10 acres -.on paved CR-341
near Rock Bluffwith T7 I' sq I1-3/2 D.WM H in Irke
new condition. In ground pool with concrete deck,
super well-built insulated workshop and shed.
$140,000 MLS #748075.


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JEAN C..TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
SEE OUR LISTINGS ON THE WEB:
www.trokerealtyinc.com
E-mail Address trokerealty@aol.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693


-- SITE-BUILT HOMES FOR SALE --
LARGE, SPACIOUS FRAME HOME IN TRENTON: 4 BR/3 BA: Roomy 2,000+ sq. ft. of living space, with 'in-law' suite attached
(home also has 2nd-level loft rom for potential 5th BR); located in nice neighborhood of town, with full landscaping/fencing, hot tub in
screened back porch & more...$199,900.
ROOMY BLOCK-BUILT HOME, TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: CB-construction, over 1,800 sq. ft., with attached 2-
car carport, on landscaped 2-lot tract in quality area of NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell...$124,900.
STURDY CB-BUILT HOME IN GAINESVILLE: 2BR/1BA: Solidly-built home on wooded, fenced lot, conveniently located to both
Waldo Road & NE 16th Avenue in north Gainesville, would make a great 'starter' home for single or couple-call or email for more de-
tails...$49,900.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
NEW LISTING-RIVERFRONT 5+ ACRES W/HOME-SITE: 2 BR/1 BA: Over 300' along the Suwannee River, with wooded seclu-
sion for private weekend getaway, has 'as is' m/home on wood-beam stilts. Call for full information...$124,900.
.MIX OF PASTURE & PINES W/HOME IN WEST ALACHUA: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-landscaped 10-acre property, with paved frontage
south of Newberry, has sturdy .1998 24x48 manufactured set back at end of pasture part of property, also w/4 acres of planted pines &
more...$159,900.
SPACIOUS BELL AREA HOME-SITE W/BARN & IMPROVEMENTS: 3BR/2BA: Nicely-secluded at cul-de-sac S/D just west of
Bell, this 1998 27x56 Manufactured has been kept neat & clean, with attached side porch, 33'-round pool, large 2-story barn/workshop (has
1BR/.5 BA upstairs apartment), frame building w/water, electric & air, greenhouses, full fencing/gating for horse/livestock & lots
more...$114,900.
5 SECLUDED ACRES W/MANUFACTURED IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 2 BR/2 BA: Wooded acreage w/paved frontage along US-
129 (short drive to both Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers), has neat/clean 14x66 M/H, all appliances to stay; call or e-mail for the de-
tails...$48,000.
AFFORDABLE MANUFACTURED IN NE TRENTON: 2 BR/1.5 BA: neat, clean 14x60 1992 single-wide, located on treed, fenced lot
at Pine Estates in NE Trenton; Owner has redone all windows, doors (& new storm door), has roomy split-plan format--call for de-
tails...$29,900.
-- COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE --
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AVAILABLE IN TRENTON: Brick building, with space for multiple possible commercial rentals, for
sale in downtown Trenton; also has block-built structure in back that could be rented (over 8,500 inside sq.ft. in all)-call or email for full
information...$199,900.
-- ACREAGE/LOTS/WATERFRONT READY FOR HOME-SITES --
'SILVER OAKS' S/D TRACTS NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Side-by-side 1/2-acre lots at high-end manufactured home (with S/D re-
strictions) community nearby US-19 in N. Levy, for sale as one property...$22,900.
3+ ACRE TRACT SW OF CHIEFLAND: Nice mix of trees on this wooded 3.6-acre property, ready for built or manufactured home-
site, nearby CR-347 in Levy Co....$22,500.
WATER'S LAKE PROPERTY-TRACT W/LAKE FRONTAGE: Wooded 2/3-acre tract available, located in quality 'homes-only'
subdivision NE of Trenton, with frontage along pristine Water's Lake. S/D has paved frontage, public boat area & more-call for de-
tails...$15,000.
AFFORDABLE TRACTS NEAR RIVER AT WANNEE: Wooded 3-lot tract available (approx. .45 acre), convenient to public Suwan-
nee River boat ramp area, perfect for weekend camp retreat nearby the water...$8,000
LOTS AVAILABLE NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Three separate wooded lots for sale, near Fanning/Wilcox, two are right by the
'Rails to Trails' path, could be purchased together or separately--call for info...$3,000(total)
--Call or e-mail our office/agents for more information on other home-site (for built or manufactured) lots/one-acre tracts available
in the Gilchrist/No. Levy area.


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Awards Banquet

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heard or seen him think of
himself first. Regardless of the
issue or why the patient can't be
seen, he will go out of his way
to see them, even it that means
staying late or working extra
hard to squeeze them in his very
busy schedule. Some days he
even challenges how much
energy I can put out, but to see
him so full of encouragement
and compassion just helps me
think of others.
On school board nights, I
can tell when some student is
getting expelled, his mood is
always a little down. His heart
is so big that even when a
student does something wrong,
he still is so compassionate it
hurts his feelings. Gary always
tries to find the good in
everyone. I've shared a lot of
my time with him and he has
truly touched people's lives.
The patients love him, they will
stay sick until he can see them,
because they know his loving
manner can heal them much
more than any medicine. I still
don't think this letter will help
you come up with how special
this man is, but if asked, I


Gilchrist Lounty K i

Chamber of Comnmerce ,,-



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Gilchrist County Commission Chairman Mitchell Gentry presented the awards for the
Outstanding Civic Organization of the Year to Ron Mills of the Spring Ridge
Volunteer Fire Department, Bud Riffle of the North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department, Mike Burnett of the Southeast Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department,
Ronnie McQueen of the Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and Steve
Gardner of the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. Not pictured was Kenny Taylor
of the Bell Volunteer Fire Department.


would tell you I know an angel
and his name is Gary Rexroat."
Todd Gray, Chamber of
Commerce Board Member,
presented the Commercial
Business of the Year Award to
Stephanie and Paul Metts and


their staff at Suwannee Valley
Quilt Shoppe, as well as the
Suwannee Valley Stained Glass
Works & Artisan's Gallery.'The
Metts have done a tremendous
job in revitalizing the downtown
Trenton business district..


Gilchrist County
'Commission Chairman Mitchell
Gentry presented the
Outstanding Civic Organization
of the Year to the volunteer
firefighters of Gilchrist County.
The fire chiefs and their


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Lois Fletcher, Executive Director of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce,
presented awards to the chamber's outgoing directors, Jim Troke, President, Diana
Gorton, Treasurer, and DeWayne Yates, Secretary, for their hard work and
commitment over the past three years.
representatives received the
plaques for the individual -
departments.
Julie Thomas, Chamber of
Commerce Board Member,
recognized and presented the )O cS ( .. .... Co.- :''
Christmas Light contest winners
with plaques. i
Lois Fletcher, Executive r:. ri
Director of the Chamber of: 1
Commerce, presented ,E-
appreciation awards.


KICK OFF SUPER BOWL XXXIX


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2003 1500 Ext.

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The ever-popular 50/50
raffle was won by Mike Burnett
who immediately donated the
$252.o to the Gilchrist Fire
Chiefs fund.
The- Chamber of Commerce
welcomes three new directors,
Bill Park, Damon Leggett, and
G Krishna Frye. The Chamber of
Commerce also thanks and bids
a sad farewell to President Jim
STroke and o6tgoinig dieitcrig
IDeWayne Yates and Diana
Gorton.
The Chamber kicked off this
year's theme, "Shop Local, It
Does Our County Good." Lois
SFletcher, Executive Director of
the Chamber, informed
everyone of some exciting new
opportunities the Chamber is
making available to its
members. Members can
participate in a Members Only
Discount Card program. This
card gives members discounts at


other participating members'
businesses. This program is to
encourage everyone within our
county to shop within the
county. The Chamber also
unveiled an exciting new web
page program designed for
businesses that want a web
presence but don't have one yet.
Another avenue of networking
offered through the Chambe; is
thbit EVbtitfig MIeifs, which ai
sponsored by local businesses.
There is no charge for Chamber
members to attend these events.
The next scheduled mixer is
Friday, February 11th at 6:00
p.m. This mixer will be held at
the Suwannee Valley Artisan's,
Gallery, which will host a wine
and cheese reception. Please:
RSVP to the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce. All.
Chamber members are
encouraged to attend.


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Sales Dept. Open
Monday Friday 8 to 7:
Saturday 9 to *4:
-Closed Sundayi
Body Shop Open
Monday Fliday 8 to 5.30
Service Dept. Open
Monday Friday 8 to 5:30
24 Hour Towing
Call 493-7061


SCOGGINS

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1424 North Young Blvd.
Chiefland 352-493-4263


30 Years Service to the
Tri-County Communities


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Newberry Lion's
Club To Have
Annual Farm Toy
Show
February 5
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Bank and Southeastern
Guidedog School.
For more information you
may contact Ron Harper at
352-472-6558 for general
questions or table rental in-
formation; David Hartwell
and 352-472-7421 or Don
Davis at 352-336-1041 for
information on the tractor pa-
rade. The admission is $3.00
for adults and $1.00 for stu-
dents.


Local Farm Bureau
Hosts
Legislators
By Portia Sache
Members of the Levy, Gil-
christ, Alachua and Marion
County Farm Bureaus joined
forces to welcome legislators at
a meeting on Thursday, January
20th. Florida Farm Bureau staff
and Senator Nancy Argenziano
and Representative Will Ken-
drick attended the meeting that
was held in Bronson.
Brad Etheridge, President of
the Levy County Farnm Bureau,
reported that many issues af-
fecting agriculture and the way
farmers and ranchers work
every day will be coming before
the legislature in the session that
begins on March 8'". He ad-
vised Farm Bureau members to
become educated and proactive
in regards to proposed legisla-
tion.
Senator Nancy Argenziano,
who represents District 3, stated


that agriculture is the second
largest industry in the State of
Florida. The second largest in-
dustry is also second in contrib-
uting to the general revenue of
Florida. She recognized the
Florida Farm Bureau and the
Florida Cattleman's Association
for actively lobbying in behalf
of agriculture. She said "those
two organizations do carry
weight in Tallahassee."
Senator Argenziano reported
that her committee assignments
are as follows: Chairman of the
Government Oversight and Pro-
ductivity Committee; Vice
Chair of the Rules and Calendar
Committee and Co-Chairman of
Joint Select Committee on Col-
lective Bargaining. She serves
as a member of the Agriculture,
Environmental Preservation,
Ethics and Elections and Justice
Appropriation committees.
Representative Will Ken-
drick, representing District 10,
stated that the districts that he
and Senator Argenziano repre-
sent are the most diverse in the
state and represent larger geo-,
graphical areas than do most
legislators in the state. His
committee assignments are as
follows: Agriculture and Envi-
ronmental Appropriations, En-
vironmental Regulation, Future
of Florida Families, Joint Select
Committee on Hurricane Insur-
ance, and the Legislative Budget
committees.
Natural resources, growth
management, and tax issues are
concerns of the agricultural
community that will be consid-
ered in the upcoming legislative
session.

People and rubber bands have
one thing in common: they
must be stretched to be effec-
tive.
-John Maxwell


Dr. Robert Vaughn, Jr., DC presents Jim Troke with a
president's appreciation plaque for his service to the
Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce over the past
three years.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


GILC .HRIS.T COUT NTY JOU RNAL


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