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Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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$20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Trenton, 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 Other Areas
Vol. 74 No. 40 gichstj albellsouthnet Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, March 3,2005 PriceFlorida,$28.00 Out of State

Suwannee River Fair Begins With THS Alumni

Horse Events And Heifer Show Baseball Game
T p e I-ld a

Saturday, March 5th

By Anna Wild
It's been nearly 30 years
since beef heifers have been
exhibited in the Suwannee
River Fair. This Saturday,
March 5th a beef Heifer Show
returns to the Suwannee River
Fair Pavilion. The beef Heifer
registration begins at 3pm and
the show is scheduled for 7pm,
following the horse show. At
this time 44 young people are
pre-registered to compete. The
students will show calves from

6 months to 2 years of age. The
competitors will be judged on
their animal and will be asked
questions by the judge. Each
entry will be classed by weight.
Winners will receive a belt
buckle for 1st place
showmanship, show halter for
2nd place and show stick for
3rd place. Chiefland Farm
Supply sponsors the show, The
Cloverleaf in Williston sponsors
the belt buckles, and show

halters and shows sticks are
sponsored by I.S. Ranch and
Erin's Show Cattle. All
participants are reminded to
bring their animals' health
certificate. All competitors are
members of the FFA or 4H. If
you are interested in learning
more about the FFA please talk
to the Agriculture teacher at
your school or for 4H

(Continued to Page Two)

Erin Jones, from Gilchrist County 4-H works hard to get her heifer, Ms. Frosty, ready for
the upcoming Suwannee River Fair. Erin is 9 years old and this will be her first time to
participate in this fair. Erin is excited that Ms. Frosty will be participating in the heifer
show. Photo by Anna Wild.

Saturday, March 5:
8:00 a.m............................ ................... .................. Horse Check In
9:00 a.m. ..... .......................................................... Horse Quiz
10:00 a.m until .............................................................. Horse Show
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m ................. ..................................... Heifer Show Registration
7:00 p.m......................... ................... .................. ........ Heifer Show
;Thursday, March 10:
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m......... .................................................. Poultry Entry
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. ........................................................... ... Rabbit Entry
Friday, March 11:
9:00 a.m ................... ...................... ..................... .....Poultry Show
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.................. .................. Registration of Consumer Choices Judging Teams
4:00 p.m. ................... ................. .... Primary and Senior Consumer Choices Judging Event
5:00 p.m. ................................ ................. Junior Consumer Choices Judging Event
2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m......... .............. ............ ......................... Steer Entry
6:30 p.m. ......... .......................................... Rabbit Show & Cloverbud Rabbit Show
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ............................ ...... Home Economics Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS)
Saturday, March 12:
7:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m ................... ................. ................... Swine Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. ............... ........................... ......... Home Economics Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. ............................................ Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Entry
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ....... ..................................... Judging of Home Economic Exhibits
3:00 p.m. ................... ................ ..... ................. Dairy Judging Events
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m................... Release of Home Economics Perishable food items, cakes, breads, etc.
1:00 p.m ................. .................. .......................... Livestock Judging Contest
5:00 p.m. ....... ................... ......................... .Steer Showmanship
Sunday, March 13:
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m ................................ Fair Grounds Open to the Public-Viewing of Exhibits
2:00 p.m. ................ ..................................................Dairy Show Clinic
Monday, March 14:
8:30 a.m.... ................... .................. .................. Swine Show
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m .............. ....................................... Home Ec. Open for Review
11:00 a.m.'- 2:00 p.m....................... Release Rabbit and Poultry (Except Champions and Best of Show)
2:30 p.m. ................ ...................................... .Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Show
Immediately After the Dairy Shows ............................ Release Dairy Cow and Dairy Goat Entries
7:30 p.m ......................................................... .......... Fashion Review
Tuesday, March 15:
8:30 a.m. .............................................................. .Feeder Steer Show
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m .............. .... ................... ............... Home Ec. Open for Review
1:30 p.m .................................................................. Market Steer Show
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m............................. Exibit/Ribbon Release of Poultry and Rabbits Champions
7:00 p.m. ....................................... ..................... .Awards Presentation
Wednesday, March 16:
9:30 a.m................. .................. ..... ...... .........................Sale
12:00 p.m. .................................................................. Buyers Luncheon
1:30 p.m. ......................... ................... ............................ Sale
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. .......................... .... .. Exhibit/Ribbon for Poultry and Rabbit Champions
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m ..................... Release of Home Economics BEST OF SHOW Exhibits/Ribbons
Fair grounds will be opened every morning by 6:00 a.m.,and closed by 10:00p.m. every evening. No one is to sleep in the Live-
stock area, in tents, or in any area not designatedfor such. All children must be under adult supervision at all times.

J. UJ .I.l J.A'U
Saturday Night

The Trenton High School
Baseball Program is proud to
announce that this year's alumni
game will be held Saturday,
March 5th at the THS Baseball
Complex. This year's event
will kick off with a Home Run
Derby beginning at 6:30 p.m.
followed by the game at 7:30
p.m Proceeds of this event will
.benefit the baseball program at
Last year's game was a huge
success. Former players in-
cluding Todd Bryant, ('84),
Eddie Ruth, ('84), Damon Leg-
gett ('87), Michael Sanchez,
('89), Marty Malloy ('90), Scott
Guthrie ('90), David Neilson
('90), Lyle Wilkerson ('92),
Jimmy Vickers, ('96), Lucas
Smith ('96), and Neil Pollock
('96), just to name a few, par-
ticipated in last year's event.
Marty Malloy won last year's
home run derby with a total of
six. Last year's game was won
by the "Old Alumni," from
1995 or previous classes.
Admission to the game is
$2.00 with all kids under 12
free. Coficessions will be open
so come out and enjoy the gante
with your family. All interested
players should contact Scott
Guthrie at 221-0345 or Todd
Bryant at 493-3246 before
March 3rd so that rosters can be
developed for distribution at the

The Following
Individual Has
Registered As A
Sex Offender In
Gilchrist County
The following individual has
registered with the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office as
required by state law as a
Sexual Offender:
Randy G. LeBlond
5030 NE 30h Street
High Springs, FL 32643

Stearns Announces
$28,620 Grant For
North Gilchrist
Volunteer Fire
Funding Provided By The
U.S. Department Of
Homeland Security Through
The Assistance To
Firefighters Program
Representative Cliff Stearns
(R-Ocala) recently announced
that the North Gilchrist Volun-
teer Fire Department is receiv-
ing a grant under the Assistance
to Firefighters Grant Program.
"This program administered by
the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency, now under the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, is providing $28,620
to the North Gilchrist Volunteer
Fire Department," said Stearns.
"These grants are available' to
state, local, and community or-
ganizations recognized for their
experience and expertise in fire
prevention or safety program
activities. The funding will as-
sist in covering training, equip-
ment, personal protective
equipment, and modifications to
fire stations and facilities."

"Change means movement,
movement means friction, fric-
tion means heat, and heat
means controversy."
--Saul Alinsky

Missing Teens Recovered From

Gulf Of Mexico Near Suwannee

Monday At Noon

The bodies of the two teen
canoeists missing since Satur-
day evening were recovered at
approximately noon on Mon-
An officer with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) located the
canoe and one of the teens ap-
proximately 11 miles- offshore
in the Gulf of Mexico near the
town of Suwannee. The U.S.
Coast Guard found the second
teen approximately a half-mile
away from the canoe.
Sean Wilkerson, 14, from
Backworth, Georgia, and Clay
McKemie, 14, from Rome,
Georgia, were the missing ca-
The FWC and the U.S. Coast
Guard were involved in a mas-

sive search for the two since the
boys were reported separated
from the rest of their group. A
group of eight students and two
adult leaders launched three ca-
noes, three kayaks and a motor-
powered raft from a public ramp
in Suwannee to go camping on
Coon Island, approximately
three miles north of Suwannee.
Approximately a half-mile
from Coon Island, the motor
failed on the raft. All of the ves-
sels, with the exception of
McKemie's and Wilkerson's
canoe, tied together at the dis-
abled vessel. The group saw
what they believed to be a
flashlight from the missing ca-
noe and an adult leader and one
student went searching for the
missing boys.

The group leader became dis-
oriented in the darkness and
paddled for several hours until
he gained cell phone access. He
called his wife who then called
the Coast Guard to advise res-
cuers of the situation. The Coast
Guard responded and located
the two adults and six students.
According to FWC Capt.
John Burton, area supervisor out
of Crystal River, the FWC and
the Coast Guard had a variety of
assets involved in the search.
According to Burton, "The
local community really pulled
together for the survivors who
were rescued and the family of
the missing boys.
The local Baptist church pro-
(Continued to Page Two)

Former Gilchrist County

Property Appraiser Wins Case:

Ayers Lessor, LLC Is Denied

Tax Exemption For 2003 Taxes

By: John M. Ayers
The former Gilchrist County
Property Appraiser, D. Ray
Harrison, Jr. was notified
recently that his office had
prevailed in winning the case
involving Ayers Health and
Rehabilitation Center parent
company, Ayers Lessor, LLC
was not tax exempt in 2003.
D. Ray Harrison, Jr.,
Property Appraiser in Gilchrist
County for 39 years, reported
that a final ruling by Maurice V.
Giunta, Circuit Judge, was
issued February 15, 2005 that
granted the defendant, D. Ray
Harrison, Jr., Gilchrist County

Property Appraiser a cross
motion for Summary
Judgement. This ruling denies a
motion for Summary Judgement
by Ayers Lessor, LLC.
Ayers Lessor, LLC1, is a
single member limited
company, organized under the
law of Florida. The "sole
member" of Ayers Lessor is
Care Foundation of America,
Inc. (CARE). CARE is a
Tennessee corporation currently
exempt from federal taxation
under the guidelines of the
Internal Revenue Code. Ayers
Lessor, however, has not
applied for or received its

section 501(c)3 designation.
CARE originally acquired
six nursing home facilities in
Florida, including the Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation
Center (Ayers nursing home), in
January 2000.. Later that same
year, CARE sold the facilities to
six separate limited liability
companies. CARE is the sole
member of each of the limited
liability companies. CARE sold
the Ayers nursing home facility
to Ayers Lessor for
$7,012,415.37. This amount
was the allocated amount of the
total purchase price that CARE
(Continued to Page Eighteen)

Victor Scoggins of Scoggins Chevrolet is presenting a certificate for this beautiful 2005
Buick LaCrosse to Cheryl Allen, President of the Bell Middle & High School PTA. This
new car will be presented to the golfer who makes a hole-in-one on the 5t" green during the
tournament for scholarships on Saturday, March 19"'. Photo by Jennifer Karasek of the
Gilchrist County Journal.

Scoggins Chevrolet And Bell PTA

Will Give A Lucky Golfer A Shot

At A 2005 Buick LaCrosse

The Bell Middle and High
School PTA and Scoggins
Chevrolet will team up to
provide an opportunity for
someone to win a 2005 Buick
LaCrosse with a hole-in-one on
the 5th hole of Chiefland Golf
and Country Club on Saturday,
March 19th.
The llth Annual Golf
Tournament will get underway
with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.
Pre-registration for this exciting

event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at
the Chiefland Golf and Country
Not only will the tournament
provide an opportunity at a new
car, but also a four-day and
three-night Puerto Rico golf
vacation, a GMAC Smartcare
extended warranty, a Nike
Ignite driver, Nike and Mojo
golf balls, and other gifts.
The 10th annual tournament
raised enough revenue to fund

five scholarships in the amount
of $1,250.00 for Bell High
School graduates. The Bell PTA
invites businesses and other
sponsors to participate in the
tournament along with the
golfers interested in playing the
course at the Chiefland Golf and
Country Club. For more
information on this great
program contact 463-3232.



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"'ind\ Jo and Carrie Ayers,
IBoui.i Thigpen, Stacey Brown, Glen Thigpen,
Mark Schuler, Judi Bishop,
Jennifer Karasek & Chris Rogers

Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton,
Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693

Through St. George.
JO in 'S I first discovered St. George
after our daughter Carrie moved
Co Im m ents to Callahan last January. Carrie
directed me through St. George
By: John M. Ayers to benefit from Georgia's
This past weekend Cindy Jo cheaper gas prices. The sleepy
and Carrie had a shopping trip town is located where SR 121
cooked up so she took off to crosses Georgia Road 94. This
Callahan on Saturday morning, is where Georgia dips down into
When she returned on Sunday Florida just southeast of the
afternoon, she kept telling me Okefenokee Swamp. The state
about this little barbecue line of both states follows the
restaurant she had stopped at to St. Marys River which is the
pickup a sandwich. She talked reason for the dip south. St.
about this small take-out place George is very quiet with only a
in South Georgia so, I thought caution light and a total of two
the information was worth paved streets.
sharing. Not only did I discover cheap
There are several things that gas (most of the time it's about
I never question my wife about, 100 or more a gallon cheaper
one of those is good food. She than this part of Florida), but I
and I both have a problem when found a really good mom-and-
it comes to pushing away from store. It has
good food at our table. I think become a habit for me to buy
you will enjoy this. gas and stock up on bacon and
locally-made .sausage. This
Levy Sand store has a wonderful old-
y Cndy Jo A s fashioned butcher who not only
By Cidh Jo Ayers makes his own sausage, but he
For the past year I have been hand cuts steaks.
really curious about a restaurant Last Saturday while passing
that I've passed by on a regular th h t. George, I decided to
basis. The restaurant name itself through St. George, I decided to
intrigued me "The Shack b the stop in and visit the Shack by
intrigued me, The Shack by the the Track for the first time, and
Track The Shack by the Track ,, ,
.ac. The Sack i th T frankly I'm sorry it took me so
which is located in-St. Gy e. lig.Thjgxeetladywh
WCnr oia wyge.bg ThWAiieet lady wh|
Aeorgia was niot'
disappointment last _Sattilddy tgeded a large steel wood
int smoker serves up a really fine
when I finally stopped by for a smoker serves up a really fie
barbecue pork sandwich.barbecue pork sandwich. She
The Shack by the Track is slid open a small screen door to
located at the corner of Third take my der and then I
Street and Jackson Street. Third watched her open her smoker
and Jackson is a dirt road and begin checking the Boston
intersection down next to the butts she was in the process of
railroad track that passes cooking. Man, the smell of this
little shack would make your

This is the Shack by the Track in St. George, Georgia.

Faircloth Is Granted Excavation

Permit In Southeast Gilchrist


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mouth water.
As I waited, I took note of the
poster board menu which lists
all types of barbecue and ice
cream. What caught nmy eye
was barbecue by the cup: 16 oz.
$4.00, 20 oz. $5.00 and 32 oz.
$7.00. They also featured whole
Boston butts for $14.00, a slab
of ribs for $15.00 and last but
not least a rib sandwich for
$6.50. The waiting area
between the two small buildings
was a screened room which was
wrapped in visquine for the
winter months. The screen room
had several picnic tables for
those wishing to eat at .the
Shack. Although last Saturday
was cold and dreary due to the
rainy weather, the screen room
was kept toasty warm by an
elderly St. George man who
kept the wood heater located in
the comer fed with stove wood.
Next time I'm passing
through St. George, I've
promised myself one of those
rib sandwiches. You just never
know what you'll find in a
sleepy little Southern Georgia
town on a dirt road.

In honor of the Shack by the
Track, I'm enclosing a couple
of barbecuerecipes. Tip: 'Ribs
are Mdkl~W' t sifd'e iq lfd?
entire tittle they 're on tthe grill.'
Georgia Loin Back Ribs
2 slabs baby back ribs
Warmed honey
Dry rub mix:
3 tbsp. paprika,
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. ground basil
1-1/2 tbsp. mustard powder
1 tbsp. red pepper
1/2 tbsp. black pepper
Combine dry rub ingredients
and rub into ribs. Cook ribs over
hickory.coals at 190-2000 for 4-
5 hours. 15 minutes before
serving, coat ribs with heated
Kicking Pork Butt Sauce
1 medium onion, minced
3 cups ketchup
2 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 cup sugar
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Combine ingredients and
cook over medium-low heat,
stirring frequently, for 10















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The Gilchrist County Com-
mission approved a Special
Permit Application for Excava-
tion for Barney Faircloth and
Harrison Friese on a 160 acre
tract of land adjacent to the in-
tersection of SR 26 and SE 70th
The Board of County Com-
missioners heard from Ronald
Eugene Parrish who represented
the applicant requesting the
permit for excavation. He told
the board that the applicant in-
tends to remove the hills and the
valleys on the sandy hill prop-
The Gilchrist County Zoning
Board recommended approval
of the application with some re-
strictions. The spokesman ex-
plained that the sand would be
removed from the property by
trucks, possibly up to 30 loads a
day. He also requested that the
board of five commissioners
extend the length of the term of
the permit to ten years.
Mr. Parrish explained, "This
is a unique area, there are 25-
foot hills in some areas of the
property and valleys in other ar-
.eas. When the excavating is
complete, there will not be any
holes or retentions on the prop-
erty," Parrish explained.
County Commission Chair-
man Mitchell Gentry opened the
public hearing for public com-
ments. He asked first if there
was anyone interested in
speaking in favor of the appli-
Charles Watson addressed
the board and explained that he
lived just three miles south of
the property. "I think the exca-
vation of the sand from this
property will improve the land
use and the property," Watson
told the board.
Stanley Watson explained
that he too was in favor of the
application. The excavation of
the sand will allow the planting
of hay and improve the use of
the agricultural land that cur-
rently has livestock feeding on a
portion of the tract." he added.
Barney Faircloth told the
board, tF t h'e :ia otf going'.t
allow any pits to be dug on the
Scott Tucker told the board
that he has been farming the
property for 15 years. "With all
of the truck traffic going
through this area, there has
never been an accident associ-
ated with the increase of sea-
sonal truck traffic," he ex-
The commission chairman
asked the. audience if anyone
wanted to speak in opposition to
the application.
Bruce Thompson, a resident
of the Waccasassa area ex-
plained, "I am looking at a road
now that is in bad shape (SE
70th Avenue). This is a mining
operation and the applicant is
going to sell the dirt by up to 30
loads a day." Thompson asked

who would pay to repair the
road. "Don't let the wool get
pulled over your eyes regarding
this use," Thompson explained.
Bill Cox told the board that
the trucks transporting the dirt
which has been excavated on
the site have damaged hanging
limbs on the trees along SE 70th
Avenue and has caused $300
damage to his fifth wheel
camper. "A fire truck will have
a tough time getting through the
busy intersection of SE 70h
Avenue and SR 26 with all of
the truck traffic on this road," he

Kenneth Hudson told the
board that SE 70th Avenue is in
bad shape and there should not
be any additional traffic allowed
on this road before it is resur-
faced and improved.
Commissioner Sharon Lang-
ford explained that the first mile
of SE 70th Avenue that turns
south off SR 26 could qualify
for the SCRAP program. She
went on to explain that the DOT
is currently conducting studies
involving the increased traffic
load on the state highway.

"I know that the increase in
traffic on this road will be a
burden on the residents in this
area," explained Commissioner
Tommy Langford.
Commissioner Randy Dur-
den made a motion to approve
the recommendation that was
made by the Gilchrist Planning
and Zoning Board. The board
voted 4-1 in support of the mo-
tion. Commissioner Tommy
Langford voted no against the

Residents of the area contin-
ued to ask the board what they
were going to do about the
damage to ,the entrance to the
Waccasassa area.
"You know it is the Board of
County Commissioner's respon-
sibility if the road needs repair
and the board needs to have the
road repaired," Commissioner

Durden explained ..

Suwannee River entrance
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.121 ft. 1.857 ft. 1.522 ft. 3.099 ft.
Mar 3,'05 12:56 AM 7:36 AM 12:05 PM. 6:02 PM
Fri -0.083 ft. 1.835 ft. 1.849 ft. 2.966 ft.
Mar 4, 05 2:23 AM 9:59 AM '1:24PM. 7:18 PM
Sat -0.221 ft. 2.075 ft. 1.930 ft. 2.948 ft.
Mar 5, 05 4:04 AM 11:46 AM 3:30 PM 8:58 PM
Sun -0.496 ft. 2.321 ft. 1.673 ft. 3.104 ft.
Mar 6, 05 5:25 AM 12:29 PM 5:05 PM 10:28 PM
Mon -0.731 ft. 2.529 ft. 1.248 ft. 3.315 ft.
Mar 7, 05 6:22 AM 1:01 PM 6:09 PM 11:39 PM
Tue -0.831 ft. 2.705 ft. 0.783 ft.
Mar 8, 05 7:08 AM 1:28 PM 7:01 PM
Wed 3.469 ft. -0.769 ft. 2.857 ft. 0.346 ft.
Mar 9, 05 12:38 AM 7:48 AM 1:54 PM 7:47 PM
Last Quarter: 3/3. 12:38 PM' Perigee: 3/7 11:00 PM

Jesus Explains The Tsunami
(Kent Heaton)

The massive tsunami of 2004 is impossible to
comprehend in scope of destruction, death and
power..Untold thousands of lives were taken in a
single catastrophic event that shook the world in
terms of devastation. Man wants to understand
these things. Answers are sought to bring to terms
the horror of this inundation upon so many lives.
We have a book that gives answers to questions
about life and questions about death. At man's
greatest, he is still feeble to give proper answers
to why things happen in our world. The power of
the message of God's Word is that we can find
answers in the Word of God.
"There were present at that season some that
told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate
had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus an-
swering said unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans,
because they suffered such things? I tell you,
Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower
in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they
were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusa-
lem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye
shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:1-5).
The events referred to in this story are un-
known. However, there were those who wanted to
understand why this terrible thing happened
where Pilate (Procurator of Judea) had killed
these people of Galilee. Jesus, the master teacher,
used the question to pose His own question. The
death of these Galileans was tragic but did they
all die because they were the worst of sinners?
His question is asking if only these people de-
served to die and what does this say about those
who escaped the terror of Pilate.
Jesus presents another example of a terrible
tragedy when He tells of the tower of Siloam fall-
ing on eighteen people and killing them. Did
these people deserve to die? What of those whom
the tower did not fall upon and kill were they
more righteous than those who died? Of course
not. What those who questioned him about the
death of the Galileans needed to learn was the

need to look to their own lives and repent. They
were still living and while the death of these peo-
ple was tragic and a great loss, they needed to un-
derstand the frailty of life and the importance of a
relationship with the Almighty.
Our world is filled with stories of tragedy both
great and small. The tsunami of 2004 was terrible
beyond comprehension but are we to suppose those
killed were sinners above all others? Men have
tried to use this event to suggest that God destroyed
heathen, ungodly, immoral and wicked people. Can
we ascribe such a thing to a holy God? God did not
kill those people a tsunami killed those people.
There are elements of nature that kill people every
day. Righteous people die every day in natural
ways.' Lightening does not strike just wicked peo-
ple. Examples abound of misfortunes befalling
good people and wicked people.
The message Jesus wanted the people to hear
was to repent. "Except ye repent, ye shall all like-
wise perish" (Luke 13:3). To perish in a flood is to
lose one's life but to perish before God is to lose
one's soul. These events of destruction should re-
mind us of the frailty of life, the uncertain appear-
ance of death and the certainty of standing before
our Maker. The exhortation of repentance is to ac-
knowledge that we have an obligation before the
Lord to be found as He would want us to be. We
must repent or die an eternal death.
Hebrews 11 describes the great victory of faith.
In verses 33-35 a description is given of those who
escaped the terror that had come upon them. How
joyous to be released from the lion's den, the fur-
nace of fire, the edge of the sword and even death.
The Hebrew writer also shows that many did not re-
ceive that blessing but rather were tortured, had
trials of mocking and scourging, chains, imprison-
ment, were stoned, sawn asunder, slain with. the
sword and wandered about in sheepskins and goat-
skins. Did these people deserve such? No but
they continued to serve God. Life is filled with
troubles, trials and affliction. The question is not
about the tsunami but whether you have repented.
Unless you repent, you will perish.

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Suwannee Monday
At Noon
(Continued from Page One)
vided a fellowship hall for the
families and friends.

"Local boaters gnd the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office assisted
with a victim's advocate. Vol-
unteers also helped with the
search around the islands and
inshore waters," Burton said.
"Miller's Marina allowed us to
set up our command post and a
local hotel, the Suwannee
Shores Motor Lodge, provided
the families with rooms."

According to Burton, search
efforts were hampered Sunday
by bad weather and choppy
seas. Water temperature was
approximately 58 to 60 degrees.
"Our thoughts and prayers are
now with their families and
friends," Burton said.
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Faison at (352) 463-3174.
Please come out and support
these kids at the Suwannee
River Fair on Saturday, March
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The time has come to pro-
duce and print the second edi-
tion of the Gilchrist Guide, the
popular comprehensive guide-
book for the Gilchrist County
area. In September of 2003 we
printed 10,000 copies and we
have distributed almost all of
them since then. They are sent
to people who request them on
the website and over the tele-
phone from all over the world,
.as well as distributed to local
citizens through store displays,
and real estate agents giving
out welcome and informational
packages to prospective buy-
The ad spaces for the Guide
are filling up quickly and Mrs.
Lois Fletcher is calling on all
of our members to make their
commitments as to what size
ad they'd like to place. Ad de-
sign is included in the price of
the ad, .so don't worry if you
'don't have your ad designed
yet, we'll take care of that.
This is the advertising oppor-
tunity of the year for local
businesses; these books are
distributed for two years
worldwide and locally, so you
won't want to miss your
chance to place your ad. We
have set a deadline of Friday,
March 18t' to commit to an ad
size so that we may get pro-
duction started. If you haven't
already done so, please call the
Chamber to reseive "'your
If you are not a Chamber
member and would like to
place an ad, please contact
Lois or Stacey at the Chamber
office at (352) 463-3467 for
more information.

This Saturday and next
(March 5th and 12th), Kastle-
stone Realty, in conjunction,
with a local bank, will be
sponsoring a bucket drive for
the March of Dimes. They
will be standing at the corner
of U.S. 129 and S.R. 26 (Main
and Wade Streets) in Trenton
collecting for the organization
from approximately 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m., weather permit-
ting. So have your change
ready and give generously to
this charity which aims toward
the prevention of premature

Thursday, March 3:
Trenton Elementary Drama,
2:30 p.m. Bell Elementary
Family Reading, 2:30 p.m. and
5:00 p.m., Compass Lab.
Trenton Middle/High Track
Meet vs. Bell and Mayo, 3:00
p.m., Trenton; Band Con-
cert/Festival, 4:30 p.m.,
Branford; JV/V Softball vs.
Lafayette County, 5:00 p.m.,
Mayo; V Baseball vs. Dixie

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County, 7:00 p.m., Cross City.
Bell High School FBA High
School MPA Performance,
TBA; Play Rehearsal (Drama),
2:45 p.m., Auditorium; Track
Meet vs. Lafayette
County/Trenton, 3:00 p.m.,
Trenton;' V Baseball vs.
Lafayette County, 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 4: Trenton
V/JV Baseball vs. Lafayette
County, 4:00 p.m., Trenton;
JV/V Softball vs. Newberry,
5:00 p.m., Trenton. Bell FBA
High School MPA Perform-
ance, TBA; MS Softball vs.
Suwannee County, 4:00 p.m.,
Live Oak; JV/V Softball vs.
Hamilton County, 5:00 p.m.,
Bell; V Baseball vs. St. Johns,
6:00 p.m., Ocala.
Saturday, March 5: Tren-
ton High School Alumni Base-
ball Game, 6:30 p.m., Trenton.
Bell FBA High School MPA
Performance, TBA.
Monday, March 7: Trenton
Elementary FCAT Testing -
Grade 5; Drama, 2:30 p.m.;
Sign Language, 2:30 p.m. Bell
Elementary FCAT Testing -
Grade 5. Trenton Track Meet
vs. Cedar Key/Bronson, 3:00
p.m., Trenton. Bell MS Base-
ball vs Steinhatchee, 4:00
p.m., Steinhatchee; MS Soft-
ball vs. Steinhatchee, 4:00
p.m., Steinhatchee; Basketball
Banquet, 7:00 p.m., Audito-
Tuesday, March 8: Trenton
Elementary Drama, 2:30 p.m.,
Accelerated Reader, 5:00 p.m.
Trenton Middle/High Faculty
Meeting, 7:15 a.m., Media
Center; MS Softball vs. Mayo,
4:00 p.m., Mayo; JV/V Soft-
ball vs. Newberry, 5:00 p.m.,
Newberry. Bell High School
Play Rehearsal.(Drama), 2:45
p.m., Auditorium; Track Meet
vs. Chiefland/Lafayette
County, 3:30 p.m., Mayo; JV
Baseball vs. Hamilton County,
4:00 p.m., Bell; MS Softball
vs. Bronson, 4:00 p.m., Bron-
son; JV/V Softball vs. Bron-
son, 5:00 p.m., Bell. Spring-
house Quilters, 9:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m. (Nite Owls), Spring-
house Quilter's Guild building,
SR 26, west of Trenton.
Wednesday, March 9:
Trenton Elementary Drama,
2:30 p.m.; FCAT Make-Up
Day for Grades 3/5. Bell Ele-
mentar FCAT Make-Up, Day
for Grades 3/5. Trenton Boys
Weightllfung .\ .Bel.,i 3:00
p.m., Trenton.

Art League Meeting
Set For March 3
The Art League of North
Florida invites all interested
visual, artists and art patrons to
its first meeting Thursday,
March 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at
Columbia County Library, Co-
lumbia Avenue, Lake City.

Join us in creating Lake City's
first Fine Art Center to help
promote North Florida as an ar-
tistic community. Opportunities
abound for all artists and art pa-
trons. Contact Sharon Taylor at
386-758-6776 or e-mail
Aeroeditor@aol.com for more


raffle which was won by Gwen
The program for the evening
was on flowers and was pre-
sented by Joan Webb Pryor,
State President of the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs.
Everyone had a great time
making fresh flowered door
hangers. Thank you Joan for a
delightful program.
Our next meeting is on
Thursday, March 10, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by
Bridget Richardson, chairperson
and the Publicity Committee.
The program for the evening
will be on .local photography,
and pounded flowers. Sharon
Bard will have a showing of her
beautiful works and will have a
class on pounded flowers.
Those who wish to participate
bring a hammer and cutting
Don't forget the rummage
and bake sale on Saturday,
March 12, 2005 from 8:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. We need donations
of baked goods and items other
than clothing for the sale. These
can be dropped off prior to the
sale or the evening before.
Hope to see you all there.
Bridget Richardson,

Hazard Mitigation
Planning CommitteeI
To Meet March3 3
The Gilchrist County Hazard
Mitigation Planning Committee
will meet at 11:30 a.m. on
Thursday, March 3, 2005 in the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Training Room located at 9300
South U.S. Highway 129 in
Trenton. The county encour-
ages any interested citizens and
business owners to attend and
provide input. The committee
guides the preparation of the
Gilchrist County Local Mitiga-
tion Strategy, which serves as a
plan to reduce the community's
long-term risk to people and
their property from the effects.
of natural disasters. A meeting
agenda will be available prior to
the meeting. Please contact the
Gilchrist County Emergency
Management Department at
(352) 463-3198 for more infor-

Republican Executive
Committee Meeting
To Be Held March 8
The Republican Executive
Committee will be meeting
Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m.
at the Bell Community Center.
The public is invited to at-

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Ron Coram
Union Baptist
Church To Have
Revival Services
With Ron Coram
March 6-11
Pastor David Curty and Un-
.ion Baptist Church invite you to
join them for their revival serv-
ices with Evangelist Ron Coram
and Music Minister Mark Shaw.
The services will be held Sun-
day, March 6th, at 11:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m. and Monday
through Friday, March 7th
through 11" at 7:00 p.m.
Union Baptist Church is lo-
cated at 6259 SE 75th Avenue in
Newberry. For more informa-
tion call 352-472-3845.

Mandy Frost

Ba6y Frost
Mr. and Mrs. Manley Frost
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Mandy Marie
Frost, who was born on Febru-
ary 8, 2005 at 12:22 p.m. She
weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces,
and measured 20 inches in

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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

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Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
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Youth............................. ........................ 5:00 PM
Evening Worship Service...........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Team Kid &
Youth Upper Room Worship...................7:00 PM
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Old Town United
Methodist Church
Having Yard Sale
March 4 & 5
March 20th is the first day of
Spring. It's time to update and
rearrange your life. Old Town
Methodist Church is trying to
help you.
They are having a yard sale
on March 4" and 5th. There will
be treasures to buy, baked
goods, crafts, 'all kinds of
things...Come buy.
Remember March 4th and 5th
at the Old Town Methodist
Church. The hours will be from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the 4"
and from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. on the 5h.
For further information please
call 542-7954.

Christian Fellowship
Covered Dish Dinner
To Be Held March 5
The public is invited to a non-
denominational Christian cov-
ered dish Fellowship Dinner on
Saturday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m.
at the Faith Place at Otter
There will be local entertain-
ment featuring the Old Time
Gospel Singers and Addy
(Chief) Jones.
For more information or di-
rections, please call Trish at
S(352"463' 43 43 ,'-: -- ,

Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church
Having Yard Sale
March 5
The Women of Good Shep-
herd Lutheran Church will be
having a spring yard sale on
Saturday, March 5,.2005 from
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All
proceeds will go to the purchase
of their new organ. All monies
will be matched by Thrivent Fi-
nancial for Lutherans. So come
spend a quarter and we get fifty
cents. Everyone is welcome to
come and help us support our
church by raising funds for our
new organ.
If you would like to'hear our
new organ please join us on
Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
for our Worship Service.
God's Blessings to All.
Kathy Agnoli
Women's League President

Bethel Baptist
Church To Hold
Revival Services
March 6-9
Bethel Baptist Church invites
the community to revival serv-

ices March 6'h through 9th with
Dr. Glen Owens.
Services will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Sunday and 7:00 p.m.
nightly Sunday through
A covered dish dinner on the
grounds will be held following
the morning service on Sunday,
March 6"h.
Bethel Baptist Church is lo-
cated at 7070 SW CR 334-A,

Trenton Church
Of God To Hold
March 6
The Trenton Church of God
invites you to their Homecom-
ing which will be held Sunday,
March 6"'.
Come and hear guest speaker
Greg Richey as well as the Greg
Richey Family, and the Buckler
Family, who will sing. The
Homecoming begins with
Sunday school at 10:00 a.m.
The Trenton Church of God is
located on North Main Street in
Trenton across from the Gil-
christ County Public Library.
For information call 463-6543
or 463-6359.

Hardeetown Baptist
Church To Hold
Revival In March
The congregation of Hardee-
town Baptist Church invites you
to their revival March 6th
through the 10th with Dr.
Tommy Green as guest speaker.
The revival will actually be-
gin with a free showing of Mel
Gibson's The Passion of the
Christ on Saturday night, March
5th. There will be a showing at
5:00 p.m. for adults and again at
8:00 p.m. for youth.
Dr. Tommy Green is the
Pastor of First Baptist Church of
Brandon. Under the leadership
of Dr. Green, First Baptist
Church has grown from a mem-
bership of 2,700 to over 5,000
since 1996. The average Sun-
day school .attendance has in-
creased by over 500 individuals
during this time period, and the
worship attendance has more
than doubled to over 2,300 per-
sons per Sunday. Since 1996,
the church has baptized over
* 1;600 persons. Firi.t Baltist
Church of.Brandon was recog-
nized by the Billy Graham
School of Evangelism and
Church Growth of the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary as
the Most Comprehensive Min-
istry Program in the Southern
Baptist Convention in 2003.
Dr. Green has served as the
SPresident of the Florida Baptist
Convention, on the Board of
STrustees of Southern Baptist
Theo-logical Seminary, on sev-
eral committees of the Southern
Baptist Convention, as President
of the State Board of Missions
of the Florida Baptist Conven-
tion and on various associa-
tional and state committees. Dr.
SGreen also has a weekly televi-
sion broadcast of The Word on
the Christian Television Net-
work which is viewed by thou-
sands each week.
Revival services will begin
Sunday morning, March 6th, at
10:45 a.m. and on Sunday eve-
ning at 6:30 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, the services
will begin at 7:00 p .m.
On Thursday night, March
1 0th, The Southland Quartet
from Old Town will also be our
guests and will perform.
Please call the church office
at 352-493-4523 between 8:30
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. if you have
any questions.

Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church To Have
Spring Revival
March 14 -18
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
will be holding a Spring revival
March 14'h through March 18"'.
Services will begin at 7:30 p.m.
each evening and Rev. Orvis
Amerson will be the guest
Homecoming Sunday will be
celebrated on Sunday, March
20th with Sunday school begin-
ning at 9:45 a.m. and church

service at 11:00 a.m. with guest
speaker Rev. Sam Brown. The
morning service will be fol-
lowed by dinner on the grounds.
Please bring your favorite pot
luck food item to share and join
us for a time of food, fun and
On Saturday, March 26'1 at
3:00 p.m. the church will be
having an Easter egg hunt. You
are invited to come and join the
fun while celebrating this glori-
ous time of year.
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church is
located on CR 340, just west of
SR 47 in Gilchrist County.

Baby Spears
Kyle Randelston would like
to announce the birth of his little
brother, Hagen Lane Spears.
Hagen was born August 25,
2004 and weighed 7 pounds, 1
ounce and measured 21 inches
in length.
Their proud parents are Falon
D. Lajoie and Wadie W. Spears.

Easter Egg Hunt To
Be Held March 19 In
Bell Springs Park
There will be an Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, March 19th at
2:00 p.m. at Bell Springs Park
in Fanning Springs. The hunt is
for two to ten year-olds and is
sponsored by the Suwannee
River Homeowner's Associa-

Time To Get The
Cookies From The
Cookie Jar
On Friday, March 4th and Sat-
urday, March 5th, LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers
Chiefland Donor Center will
hold the "Give Blood, Geti
Cookies" blood drive. All eli- .
gible donors are invited to lend
a hand in saving lives by giving
blood between 9:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. on Friday and be-
tween 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
on Saturday.
"This blood drive has been so
much fun in the past," said Dis-
trict Director for LifeSouth
Carolyn Quintanilla. "The
cookies are so tasty, and the do-
nors can satisfy their sweet
tooth while making life possible
for someone else in their com-
All donors will receive a
unique "Give Blood, Get
Cookies" T-shirt, a coupon
from Mrs. Fields, a specialty
cookie, and a cholesterol
For more information about
becoming a blood donor,
please contact LifeSouth at
(352) 490-7410, or visit
www.lifesouth.org. Donors
must be at least 17 years old,
weight 110 pounds or more, and
have a valid photo I.D.
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical facilities
in 17 counties in North Central-
Flbrida ifld itlhgg Shands 'at tlIjF
the VA, Medical -Center, andi
North Florida Regional Medical
Center. LifeSouth is a non-
profit, volunteer blood center
supplying more than 110 medi-
cal centers in Florida, Alabama
and Georgia.

Christian Providers,
Inc. To Support
Christian Missions
Christian Providers, Inc. has
just been formed with offices in
High Springs, and many support
projects all over the world. They
are a 501(c)3 charitable corpo-
ration formed for the purpose of
supporting Christian missionar-
ies, Christian medical mission-
aries, prison ministries, and
programs that seek to interact
with at-risk youth before they
become effectively lost to soci-
ety, through criminal behavior.
They actively solicit contri-
butions of cars, boats, real es-
tate, jewelry, art and anything of
value. The contributions will be
sold to generate funds for the
support of the projects they now
have in place and others that
will come possible in the future,
as more funds are made avail-
able to them.
No one in the organization
accepts any salary, so as of now,
one-hundred percent of theit in-
come after sales expenses, goes
to the support of their projects.
The, board of directors con-
sists of: James E. Edris, Presi-
dent and CEO; and William L.

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Wharton, Gary Wyder, James P.
Forrester, and Ramon Osejo,
James E. Edris is the contact
person, who can be reached at
(386) 454-2596 or (386) 454-
4320. His email address is
jim@jedrisgroup.com. The ad-
dress of Christian Providers is
17213 NW 240th Terrace, High
Springs, FL 32643.
All contributions to Christian
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Healthy Start Of
North Central
Florida Service
Provider Council To
Meet March 9
Healthy Start of North Cen-
tral Florida Service Provider
will meet Wednesday, March 9,
2005 at 2:00 p.m. via confer-
ence call. The public is invited.
Please call Celia Paynter at
(352) 955-2264, ext. 314 if you
need additional information.



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Wednesday Evening Services:
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Church Phone: 386-935-3575
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Schedule of Events:
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Sunday Wednesday

March 6th 9th, 2005

Sunday 11 a.m.
(Covered dish "Dinner on the Grounds" following morning service)

Sunday Night Wednesday Night 7 p.m.

Located at 7070 S.W. CR-334A, Trenton, FL
(352) 463-2028
SEveryone Is Invited ~

Special Thanks to the People that made
Step Up, Florida! in Gilchrist County a Success.
We did it- Thank you!!
Bell Medical Center
Elite Fitness
Emory Philman, LMT
*Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce
Gilchrist County Health Department
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
Hart Springs State Park
Lancaster Correctional Institute
The Office of Greenways and Trails
Subway of Trenton
Trenton Family Medical
Woodmen of the World

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Light Krkland
To Wed
B.J. and Faye Light of Bell.
would like to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter
Ramona Faye Light, to John
Michael Kirkland, son of Irita
Kirkland of Starke and John
Sharp of Jacksonville.
Ramona is a 2000 graduate of
Bell High School and is em-
ployed at Southern Mediplex in
Lake City. Michael is a 1998

graduate of Union County High
School and is employed at
Gainesville Country Club.
Ramona is the granddaughter
of Della Strickland and the late
E.A. Strickland of Bell. Mi-
chael is the grandson of Ruby
Crawford and the late Stanley
Crawford of Starke.
The wedding is planned for
April 16, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in
Bell. All friends and family are
invited to attend.

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Jamerson Sheffield Post 91, Inc.
P. O. Box 559, Trenton, Florida 32693
Post Commander: Wayne Gravely 352-472-2252
Vice Commander: Cecil Robinson 386-935-3711
Chaplain: Marilyn Williams 352-463-7031
In March of 1919, some members of the Allied Expeditionary Forces
met in Paris to discuss what could be done to help the American veterans
of the recent 'Great War'. From this first meeting came the American
*Legion. The time-line, according to the website at the National
Headquarters of the American Legion goes like this:
March 15-19, 1919, the American Legion is founded in Paris at the
first caucus by members of the American Expeditionary Force.
May 9, 1919, Caucus meeting in St. Louis adopts "The American
Legion" as the organization's official name. The Legion's draft
constitution is approved, and so is its preamble, which begins: "For God
and Country, we associate ourselves together. .." The preamble, with its
heartfelt dedication to freedom and democracy, is still recited today at
official gatherings of The American Legion.
June 9, 1919, The National Executive Committee of The American
Legion adopts the Legion Emblem.
Sept. 16, 1919, The U.S. Congress charters The American Legion.
Nov. 10-12, 1919, The American Legion convenes its first annual
convention in Minneapolis. The American Legion's Constitution and
.Preamble are adopted at the convention'in Minneapolis. The American
Legion passes resolution supporting the. Boy Scouts of America. Today,
the Legion is the chartering agency for more than 1,700 Scouting units
that involve 64,000 youths.
Nov. 11, 1919, Delegates to The American Legion's first annual
convention in Minneapolis vote to locate the Legion's National
Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana., rather than Washington, D.C.
The year 1919 was just the beginning for the American Legion, and the
Legion is "Still Serving America" today and headed well into tomorrow.
Post 91 will be celebrating the American Legion 'Birthday' on Thursday,
March 17th, at the regular meeting in the Post home on US-129, five
miles north of Trenton. The Donation Spaghetti Dinner will begin serving
at 5:30 PM, with all you can eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and your
choice of iced tea or coffee, for a $5.00 donation (or more if you wish)
toward Post 91's operating funds. At the end of the meeting, the 'birthday
cake' will e served. Won't you come join us for our American Legion
Saturday, March 12th, Post 91 is hosting the Spring Festival and
Family Fun Day. There will be an indoor flea market, with tables
available for a donation; to ply your wares. There will be sacklunches
(burger, chips and a soda) for a $3.00 (or more) donation, face-painting
for the children, kiddie games and activities, all for donations, raffles for
prizes, and the Lifesouth bloodmobile will be there for those brave
enough to donate blood, the "gift of life'. The "doors" will open at 08:00
AM and the Festival will go until at least 1:00 PM. If you are interested
in getting a table or two for the flea market, call Post 91 at 352- 463-1501
and leave a message. If you bring your own table and set up outside, there
is no charge, but you still need to contact us so we can plan for your
space. There will be more information next week.
Remember our Armed Forces each day in your thoughts and prayers.
Here at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the
families of those called to active duty, helping out however you can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91
American Legion

John Kirkland and Ramona Light

ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services; USDA TEFAP
surplus commodities will be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on Monday, March 7th
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Tuesday, March 8th from 8:00
a.m. until all gone.
The food will be distributed
at the Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc., at 129 East
Wade Street, in Trenton (corner
of NE 1st and Wade Streets).
Any household whose maxi-
mum gross income is less than
the State-established maximum
for the appropriate' household
size is eligible. Also, anyone
receiving aid from one of the
following programs is eligible
for USDA commodities: Food
Stamps, AFDC, SSI, Medicaid,
or residence in government
This program is available to
all individuals who meet eligi-
bility guidelines, without regard
to race, color, national origin,
age, sex or handicap.

Gandy Turner
To 'Wed
Mr. Ken Gandy and Mrs.
Brenda Kilby of Brooksville
would like to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Tif-:
fany Ann Gandy to Nicholas
David Turner, son of David and
Patsy Turner of Trenton. '
Tiffany is a graduate of Her-
nando County High School and
Saint Leo University. She is
employed by the Gilchrist
County School Board as a
teacher. Nicholas is a graduate
of Trenton High School and is a
Correctional Officer employed
by Lancaster Correctional In-
An April 16th wedding is

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

Gilchrist County
Historical Society
To Hold Meeting
March 8
The Gilchrist County Histori-
cal Society will meet on Tues-
day, March 8, at the Bell Depot
at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the
yearly agenda and upcoming
Memorial Day Tribute, "Let
Freedom Ring." All interested
parties are encouraged to at-
The Gilchrist County
Historical Society

Lajoie Spears
To Wed
Kyle Randelston and Hagen
Spears would, like to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
parents Falon D. Lajoie and
Wadie W. Spears on March 12,
2005 at 4:30 p.m. at the home of
Reggie and Laura Spears.
The bride-elect is employed
by Lancaster Correctional In-
stitution of Trenton.
The bride-groom elect is em-
ployed by Hunter Marine of
All family and friends are in-
vited to attend.

Social &
Happy Birthday wishes to
Jennifer Smagaoz, Bruce Smith,
Nicholas Quincey, David
Brown, and Rubert Nobles on
March 3rd; to Cindy Castor,
Kandi Rose, and Claudia Dees
on March 4th; to Niko Sims,
Lisa Cavallaro, and Cheryl
Lucero on March 5th; to Joanie
Langford, Kate Akins, Chris
Pelletier, Bruce Kincaid, Kevin
Benson, Frank Colson, and Jade
Kinard on March 6th; to Linda
Boyette, Mary Ellen. Stolle,
C.D. Moore, Vernon Seale,
Lanae-aLod, arn4 H ry Coleman,
on March 7th; to Ed Langford,
Brittny Ridenour, McCoy Hil-
liard, T.J. Rose, Trevor Bass,
Joy Morris Schultz, and Pam
Parrott on March 8th; and to
Lynn Jordan, Richard Dicker-
son, Veta Washington Sprald-
ing, Jordan Hagan, Sara Huber,
Andrew Davis, Samantha
Davis, Brent Wilkerson, and
Raymond Jordan on March 9".

Applications Filed In
Gilchrist County
Gerald Edward Kiernan of
Miami, Florida and Vilma Ce-
ballos of High Springs, Florida.

Marriages Filed In
Gilchrist County
John Clinton White and
Heather Lynn Baker were mar-
ried on February 19, 2005 by
Elwood Baker.

World War II
Veteran And Proud
Of It
All World War II veterans are
invited to our meeting on
Thursday, March 10th at 11:30
a.m. in the fellowship hall of the
Old Town United Methodist
Church on Highway 19/98.
This will be a covered dish
Come join the camaraderie.
Bring a fellow vet, your spouse
or a friend and share the memo-
We had a wonderful time last
month at the Izaak Walton Res-
taurant & Lodge in Yankee-
town. We had 36 members
aboard ship and discussed safety
in the home. Mr. Robert Clarke
entertained us with his traveling
If you have any questions call
Billie Cooper at (352) 493-9368
or Dick Halvorsen at (352) 542-
Dot Halvorsen

Commodities To
Be Distributed
March 7-8
The Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Incorporated
and the State of Florida, has an-
nounced that the U.S. Depart-

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House Plan: whether it be frame, brick,
block, or modular construction.

Tiffany Gandy and Nicholas Turner

LCCC Board Meets
March 8
The Lake City Community
College District Board of Trus-
tees will meet at 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in the
LCCC Board Room.
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.

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Page Five




Joyful Heart

Quilters & Crafteps

Shown are Joyful Hearts enjoying an outing at the quilt museum. On the top row
from left are Marvine Deer, Ann Mangone, Ann Taylor, Jackie Moore, Pat Luka,
Evelyn Wood, and Elaine Nemeth. On the second row are Marilyn Runde, Alice
Binns, Marylou Ryder, Paulene Martin, and Rita Simcoe. On the front row are
Cathy Strom, Diana Lynn, and Bonnie Edwards.

Bits & Pieces From
The Joyful Heart
Quilters & Crafters
Of North Gilchrist
I told you Spring was flirting
with us. You can see it more
and more each day. Driving
'through High Springs you can

see fuchsia azaleas already
bursting in to mounds of vivid
color. Phlox, that all time fa-
vorite perennial, is springing up
all along the highways and
roadsides and of course, the red
buds are taking the lead in the
race for who can bloom the
fastest and the "bestest." Wild
plums and pears are in second
place with Carolina jasmine

running a close third.
Much to my delight, my angel
trumpet has pushed through its
coverlet of mulch and my two
little peach trees have a few
blossoms on them. I, for one,
hope this rain keeps up for a
spell 'cause I'm sure it will en-
tice even the most timid buds,
bulbs and blooms to awaken
from their well-earned slumber
and greet Miss Spring.
Without so much as even a
sweater, I made my way to my
mini van smiling back at the
bright and colorful pansies that
looked ever so much like wee
leprechauns, dancing in the
morning breeze. Faith and be-
gorra...you could almost hear
little fiddlers playing an Irish jig
to b,,sure. And it put a little
springnil;m.I step and a smile in
m, heaal. :
And so it was on Wednesday,
February 23rd as I joined my
fellow Joyful Hearts for our
"Make It & Take It" day. And
what a day it was...filled with
fun, laughter and good things to
eat. There were 17 of us and we
had such a good time. Just a
few, Alice Binns, Jackie Moore
and Lu Rowland. worked on
their Swedish weaving.
Bonnie Edwards, Ann Man-
gone, Marvine Deer, Matty
Turner, Gwen MiLanich,
Evelyn Wood, Heidi Kamp, Pat
Luka, Ann Taylor, Paulene
Martin, Cathy Strom and myself
under the watchful eye of Elaine
Nemeth, turned yards of lovely
lace and rivers of colorful rib-
bon into beautiful Spring butter-
flies. Once the butterflies were
cut out of white tag board the

real fun began.
They were covered with lace
and bedecked and be-jeweled
with pearls, sequins, tiny silk
flowers and ribbons. Each one
was different and unique. De-
spite the fact that more than one
of us had blisters from the hot
glue guns used, we all were de-
lighted with our efforts and
planned to make others at home.
Reluctantly, we put aside our
work and gathered together for
our blessing and lunch.
Ann Mangone surprised us all
by bringing a big pot of home-
made soup that was so tasty and
a big platter of sandwiches
equally as good. We had tossed
salad and Bonnie brought in
chips and that wonderful arti-
choke dip for which her daugh-
ter, Pam Pinna, is famous. All
of this was topped off with an
array of desserts...cookies, tarts
and more.
We missed those not able to
attend and hope we will see
them when we meet the next
time on Wednesday, March 2nd
and we are keeping them in our
prayers. And remember
this...these things I have spoken
unto you, that my joy might re-
main in you, and that your joy
might be full. John 15:11.
'Til next time,
A Joyful Heart
Marilyn Runde
(386) 935-1844

From The
Of The Bell
The adult book I read this
week was a new best seller,
John Grisham's Broker. It is
just as well written as his other
novels were. If you haven't
read it yet, call and we will put
your name on the list to save it
for you when it is returned. We
also have Dan Brown's Di Vinci
Code if you want us to hold it
for you. These are the two top
sellers this week as listed in the
The junior/intermediate age
book I will suggest you read is
Snowed Up written by Rosalie
Fry in which four children find
themselves in an abandoned
house with snow drifts 4s high
""as,-the top of the door. -If-you
t'te Pldri nati i\e o\ u' maY ilnot
Sbelieve flfis could be" 'tie" story
but it is.
Almost every day we add new
beginning reader books to the
shelves in our children section.
You must come in to look these
over and take one or two home
with you.
Using a new computer pro-
gram we are still tracking down
overdue books and encouraging
our patrons to get these returned
to the library.
The Bookworm
Grace Vaught
935- 6575 or 463-0043

Spring Ridge
Volunteer Fire
Department To Have
Pancake Breakfast
March 5
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, March
5th, and run until at least 10:00
a.m. All residents of the north-
east Gilchrist County area and
surrounding communities are
invited to attend.
Looking for new and worth-
while activity for this coming
year? Ask us about participat-
ing as an active firefighter or as-
sociate 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 joining any one of
Gilchrist County's volunteer
fire stations, you can help pro-
vide a critical service to those in
desperate need, and make a dif-
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 March (and
every month).
Pete Butt

American Legion To
Have Yard
Sale/Family Fun Day
March 12
To meet the financial needs of
veterans' programs, and com-
munity and family events, as
well as the awarding of scholar-
ships to local high school sen-
iors, the American Legion, Jam-
erson-Sheffield Post 91 of
Trenton is sponsoring an indoor
community Yard Sale and out-
door Family Fun Day. The
,y.vents planned fOr Saturdal,
March 12, 2005 from 8:00 a.m.
For those interested in par-
ticipating in the yard sale, table
reservations must be made no
later than Saturday, March 5th.
The Legion is requesting a tax
deductible donation of $10 for
non-members and a $5 tax-
deductible donation for mem-
bers. Indoor table space is lim-
ited, so to reserve a table, please
send your check or money order
to P.O. Box 559, Trenton, FL
32693, payable to: Legion, Post
91 (Memo: Yard Sale). Set up

time will be 7:00 a.m. the day of
the sale, March 12th. All per-
sonal items must be pre-marked
and items which have not been
sold by the end of the day are
the responsibility of the owner.
For those wanting to donate us-
able and clean items for the sale,
they may be brought to the post
building on Thursday or Friday,
March 10th or 11th from noon to
7:00 p.m. Remember, all dona-
tions in money or "in kind" are
tax deductible and receipts will
be available upon request.
While parents (and grandpar-
ents) shop, kids can play and be
entertained. Among other at-
tractions for the kids the
"Christian Country Clowns"
ministry will have a booth with
"kidz songz" and for a donation
to the ministry, the kids can
have their face painted, watch
balloon art being constructed
and even take one home. To
add to the delight of the young
folks and the young at heart,
there will be other surprises to
make your day enjoyable! Also,
the Sheriff's Office will have a
table for those parents desiring
to be part of the "Child I.D."
registration service.
Lunch will be available on the
grounds, so plan to fellowship
with old and new friends on the
Legion grounds while treating
yourself and your family to a
picnic lunch of a hot beef sand-
wich, soda and chips for a do-
nation of $3.
The Legion building and
grounds are located on US
Highway 129, five miles north
of Trenton at Walker's Curve,
just south of the FFA Arena
Barn and "Alternative School"
buildings and north of the
"Field of Dreams." Look for
the sign! Hope to see you there
on Saturday, March 12h.

Family Caregiver
Support Group
Announces Meetings
For March
The Family. Caregiver Sup-
port Group will meet on
Wednesday, March 9th at the
Gilchrist County Library, 105
NE 11th Avenue in Trenton.
The, topic will be "Disaster Pre-
paredness Training Part. I" and
will begin at 9:00 a.m. Respite
reimbursement is available for
this event.;. For more informa-
tion please call C;'arol'n at iSO0-
On March 18t", "It Could Be
You" will be presented by Di-
ane Athanson of Meridian, at
the Trenton Senior Center,, 1107
North Main Street at 11:00 a.m.
This FREE workshop addresses
possible interactions that medi-
cations and other substances
have on our bodiesasa we age.
Respite reimbursement is avail-
able for this event. Fore more
information, please call Sally
Browning at 352-463-3160.
All of the programs and

services are free to caregivers
and grandparents who are rais-
ing their grandchildren.

AARP Driver Safety
Program In Trenton
March 19 And 26
An AARP-Driver Safety Pro-
gram will be held at the Gil-
christ County Public Library,;
Trenton. The class fee is
$10.00. There are NO tests.
The two day, four hour'class-
room instruction refines driving
skills and develops defensive
driving techniques. The certifi-
cate qualifies graduates for an
auto insurance discount for
three years. Phone: 352-333-
3036 or information and to reg-
The class dates are March 19"
and 26th from 9:"00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m.
Lynda LeGrow
Class Coordinator
AARP-Driver Safety Program

Marine Corps
League Needs Your
MCL Commandant Harry
Hopwood reports that the
Corps & Auxiliary have another
Trike in stock and is looking for
"Another Child to Make Smile."
The hand-operated trike allows
children, who cannot use their
legs, to enjoy bike riding using
their arms to pedal. This special
trike is built for the MCL by
volunteer members of The New;
Outlook Pioneers from Illinois.
The Corps is asking for help
in locating such a child, This
special program, called HOP, is
just another ongoing community
project of the MCL & Auxil-
iary. If you know of a family
which qualifies for this pro-
gram, please call Commandant
Hopwood at 352-543-6879.
The MCL is always looking
for new members to join them
in promoting camaraderie
among all Marines who have
served and/or were honorably
discharged, to help them make a
difference in our tri-count

The F'ornda Wildlife Federa-
tion (FWF) joined \lth 100
Friends ot Florida and Audubon
of Florida in urging Governor
Bush to consider a plan for the
Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA) which will'minimize efr
fects from future uses in the
area. We hope to facilitate a
collaborative approach to plan-
ning for the future of this im-
portant area that benefits farrn-
ers, protects the environment,
and allows for a wise approach
to growth.


Fanning Springs City Council

Invites children ages 1-11

To come to the

Fa ning. Springs

Recreational Park

Saturday, March 19, 2005

beginning at 10 a.m.

To participate in an

Easter Egg Hunt
Three age groups will hunt
separately with
various prizes
Bring your Easter basket and
come prepared to


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The Trenton Sr. Poultry team. Shown from left are Kirstie Miguel, Ashley Sinclair,
Heather Smith, Daniel Elmore, Ivey Kee, and Rachel Kee.

Shown is the.Trenton Sr. Dairy team. From left are Brandi Coleman, Eric Manos,
Chris Harrison, Ivey Kee, and Kirstie Miguel.

The Trenton A Poultry team. Pictured from left are
Kirstie Miguel, Ivey Kee, and Rachel Kee.

The Trenton B Poultry team. Shown from left are
SAshley Sinclair, Heather Smith, and Daniel Elmore.

Shown is the Trenton Jr. Dairy team. From left are
Taylor Langford, Matthew Langford, Dustin Cason, and
Travis Sessions.

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Trenton FFA At
Florida State Fair
On Saturday, February 12'h,
the Trenton Jr. and Sr. Horse
Judging teams went to compete
at the Florida State Fair. They
spent the day judging four halter
classes and four performance
classes. The Jr. team members,
Josh Rose, Ashley Serrano, and
Sarah Nesmith, placed 19"' and
the Sr. team members, Ivey
Kee, Rachel Kee,' Stephanie
Chatnian, and Casey "Fisher,
placed 25'h. They all did ex-
tremely well.
On Wednesday, February
16'h, the Trenton Jr. and Sr.
Dairy Judging teams headed to
Tampa for the Florida State
Fair. On Wednesday night they
took the test portion of the con-
test and on Thursday morning,
they placed cattle and gave oral
reasons. Both teams did ex-
tremely well placing in the top
five. -The Jr. team placed fifth
on the management exam, sixth
in pedigrees, second in placings,
second in oral reasons, and sec-
ond in the team activity. They
also placed fifth overall. Mem-
bers of the Jr. team were Taylor
Langford, Matthew Langford,
Dustin Cason, and Travis Ses-
sions. The Sr. team placed first
on the team activity, second on
the management exam, fourth in
oral reasons, sixth in pedigrees,
and seventh in placings. They
placed second overall. The
team members were Eric Ma-
nos, Brandi Coleman, Chris
Harrison, Kirstie Miguel, and
Ivey Kee. Taylor Langford of
the Jr. team placed third high
individual in placings and
Brandi Coleman of the Sr. team
placed fourth high individual in
placings and third high individ-
ual overall.
The third contest at the Flor-
ida State Fair was Poultry
Judging. This contest was only
a practice round. The teams
participated in judging external
and internal eggs, ready to
cooks, parts, and placings. Ra-
chel Kee of the Trenton A team
won fifth high individual.
Trenton A consisted of Rachel
Kee, Ivey Kee, and Kirstie Mi-
guel. They placed 11t". The
Trenton B team consisted of
Heather Smith, Ashley Sinclair,
and Daniel Elmore. They
placed 29"'. The team members
will go on to compete at the
state poultry judging contest in
Gainesville on April 2nd.

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KW Lindsey and Brett Craw-
ford were among the showers at
the fair. They had to do a vari-
ety of things in order to show at
this fair. KW Lindsey partici-
pated in the skill-a-thon, created
posters, did a talking demo, pre-
fair talks, and took a record
book test. Brett Crawford
showed in showmanship, par-
ticipated in the skill-a-thon, cre-
ated posters, did a talking demo,
pre-fair talks, and took a record
book test.
Trenton Jr. and Sr. chapters
did extremely well at the Florida
State Fair. All in all, we had 21
students compete or show at the
fair. Congratulations to all who
Kirstie Miguel
Trenton Sr. Secretary

Bell Band Has Good
Results At FBA
The FBA Distruct 4 Solo and
Ensemble performance festival
was held at Mebane Middle
School in Alachua on February
5, 2005. Bell sent 26 events
with 35 music students from the
middle school and high school.
The following students re-
ceived superior ratings. Alan
Aderholt, Corey Edwards,
Samantha Fowler, Stephanie
Deane, Joy Powell, Michael
Thomas, Amber Forshaw, Jenny
Norton-Aronowicz,. Peter
Camfferman, Tony Ash, Ken-
neth Carawan, and Kristen
These students received ex-
cellent ratings: Brittany Peters,
Melanie Spears, Paige Norton
Aronowicz, Josh Ash, Chris
Gerard, Meghann Lindsey,
Chris Ellison, Cody Hart, Alissa
Chaney, Erica Dahlgren, Ulrica
Diamond, Sara Saffell and Ty
The following students re-
ceived good ratings: Cerce
Destin, Samantha Hooper, Wil-
liam Carawan, Samantha Ryan,
Curt Crawford, Ulrica Dia-
mond, and Erica Dahlgren.
There were no Fair or Poor
For the first time since the
1980s, Bell students, Samantha
Fowler, Stephanie Deane, Joy
Powell, and Michael Thomas
qualified and will attend the
State Solo and Ensemble per-
formance on March 28h through
30th. These students received
superior ratings on a solo that
was grade 5 or higher. Grade 5
music is often used by college
level musicians. Congratula-
tions are in order for all students
who represented our community
with great poise and responsi-
Todd Eckstein
Director of
Instrumental Music

Celebrate Children!
Come out and join Child Care
Resources' Resource & Referral
program, the Tri-County Early
Learning Coalition, the City of
Fanning Springs, the School
Boards of Dixie, Gilchrist &
Levy Counties, Integrated Fam-
ily Services, Healthy Families,
Healthy Start and numerous
other agencies who provide
services to children and fami-
lies, as we celebrate the future
of our communities.
Each year Florida holds
events statewide throughout its
counties to recognize the im-

portance of children and pre-
paring them for the future. Otr
citizens advocate for quality
early care and education pro-
grams, prenatal and infant
health care, training and educa-
tion in parenting skills to help
build healthy families, safe and
enriching after school experi-
ences and access to delinquency
prevention programs and serv-
ices to treat children with prob-
Our Celebration of Children
will be held on Saturday, March
19, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until
noon at Fanning Springs State
Park. In addition to the City of
Fanning Springs' Easter Egg
Hunt, we have a number of ac-
tivities planned for the children.
We will be promoting literacy
with State Representative Larry
Cretul and Fanning Springs
Mayor Carol McQueen 'serving
as rocking readers. Other ac-
tivities will include butter mak-
ing, face painting, a demonstra-
tion by the K-9 unit of Levy
County, a visit from the Chris-
tian Clowns, jewelry making
and many other activities. This
event will also serve to bring
about community awareness as
to what services actually exist
for our children and families.
It's going to' be fun! The
event is free and open to the
public. Come on out and join
For additional information
please call 866-312-6491.

Girl Scout Leaders
Needed For Area
Responsible women are
wanted for leadership roles
working with girls ages five to
There are great benefits, ex-
cellent opportunities for ad-
vancement, limitless rewards,
no experience necessary, and all
training is provided.
Long-term, short-term, and
one-time opportunities avail-
Contact Sue Hart at 352-376-
3004 or 1-866-868-6307 or
emai 1 shart@girlscouts-
gateway.org if interested.

Governor Declares
March 7-11
"National School
Breakfast Week"
Governor Bush and his cabi-
net have declared March 7-11,
2005 as "National School
Breakfast Week" to highlight
the vital role school breakfast
plays in a child's education.
In a resolution issued on Feb-
ruary 11, 2005, the Governor
and three cabinet members de-
clared their support for school
breakfast and its role in estab-

Date Time
3/3 2:30/4:30 pm
3/7 2:30/4:30 pm
3/7 2:30/3:30 pm
3/8 2:30/4:30 pm
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lishing good eating habits in
children. It stated that the
American School Food Service
Associations are "dedicated to
the educational success of
America's children by creating
public awareness of the impact
of hunger on a child's ability to
The Gilchrist County School
Board supports this resolution
and commends the food service
workers in each school for their
hard work and dedication.

From March 3 to March 9, 2005
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702

FCAT Testing Grades 3/5
FCAT Testing Grade 5
Sign Language
Accelerated Reader
FCAT Make-Up Day Grades 3/5

FCAT Testing Grades 3/5
2:30/4 pm Family Reading Compass Lab
5/7 pm Family Reading Compass Lab
FCAT Testing -Grade 5
FCAT Make-Up Day Grades 3/5
3 pm Track Meet vs. Bell/Mayo Track
4:30 pm Band Concert/Festival Branford
5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Lafeyette County Mayo
7 pm Baseball (V) vs. Dixie County Cross City
4pm Baseball (V/V) vs. Lafayette County Baseball Field
5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Newberry Softball Field
6:30 pm Alumni Baseball Game Baseball Field
3 pm Track Meet vs. Cedar Key/Bronson Track
7:15 am Faculty Meeting Media Center
4pm MS Softball vs, Mayo Mayo
5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Newberry Newberry
3pm Boys Weightlifting vs. Bell Weight Room

2:45/4:30 pm
3 pm
2:45/4:30 pm
3:30 pm

FCAT Testing MS/HS
FBA HS MPA Performace
Play Rehearsal (Drama)
Track Meet vs. Lafayette Co./renton
Baseball (V) vs. Lafayette County
FBA HS MPA Performance
MS Softball vs. Suwannee County
Softball (JV/V) vs. Hamilton County
Baseball (V) vs. St. Johns
FBA HS MPA Performance
MS Baseball vs. Steinhatchee
MS Softball vs. Steinhatchee
Basketball Banquet
Play Rehearsal (Drama)
Track Meet vs. Chiefland/Lafayette Co.
JV Baseball vs. Hamilton County
MS Softball vs. Bronson
Softball (JVV) vs. Bronson
Weightlifting Meet vs. Trenton

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I've been digging into my
Country Connection box once
again and came up with this
cute picture of a sweet young
girl holding her kittens. It's a
type of picture that's hard to tell
if it's an actual photo or just a
drawing. My guess is it's
probably a drawing...what's
your guess? Regardless, it's
really cute. I love it and it will
be added to my saye collection.

The trouble with jogging is
that the ice falls out of your

Happy Birthday to Mrs.
Dorothy Pearson of Rolling
Oaks and Melissa Jean Martin
(26) of Bell on March 9"t...
"May both of you have a very
nice day celebrating!"

The best safety device in a car
is a rearview mirror with a
police officer in it...

Happy 52nd Anniversary to
Louis and Marie Wallace of
Bell on March 7th... "Have a
lovely day celebrating!"

A bank is a place that will
lend you money, if you can
prove that you don't need it...

What is the origin of "swab"
as a nickname for a seafaring
Washing down the decks of
their vessels was once one of
the major peacetime occupa-
tions of navy men. To do this
they used a mop or "swab." So
the sailors were called "swabs."
But the sailors did not apply this
term to themselves; instead, ob-
serving the similarity in appear-
ance between their mops and
their officers' epaulets, they
called their officers "swabs."

It's so simple to be wise, just
think of something stupid to
say and then don't say it...

One day a farmer decided to
purchase a chain saw. A sales-
man sold him one that was

guaranteed to cut down 20 trees
in a single day. A week later, a
very unhappy farmer came back
to report that the chain saw must
be faulty it averaged only a:
few branches a day. The sales-
man grabbed the saw, pulled the
cord, and the saw promptly
went, "Bzzzzzzz."
"Hey," demanded the startled
farmer, "what's that noise?"

A Polar Bear goes into a res-
taurant and says: "Can I have a
burger and.......fries, please?"
The server asks, "Sure, but
why the long pause?
Polar Bear answers, "Don't
know. I've always had them."

How you know you're getting
,You finally reach the top of
the ladder and find it leaning
against the wrong wall.
You stop looking forward to
your next birthday.
You have too much room in
the house and not enough in the
medicine cabinet.
You get your exercise acting
as pallbearer for your friends
who exercise.
Your pacemaker makes the
garage door go up when you
watch a pretty girl go by.
You get winded playing
You just can't stand people
who are intolerant.
You decide to procrastinate
but then never get around to it.
After painting the town red,
you have to take a long rest be-
fore applying the second coat.
You walk with your head held
high trying to get used to your
Your little black book con-
tains only names ending in
You feel like the night before,
and you haven't been anywhere.
Your mind makes contracts
your body can't meet.

A dairyman's two young
nephews from the city were
visiting, and one day, they fol-
lowed him into the barn when
he went to milk the cows.
As they watched him hook up
the first cow to the milking ma-
chine, one said to the other,
"Wow! He's going to jump-
start her the way Daddy does



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

Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to
earn income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has ei-
ther a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-
employed agent or-contractor, must file each year. Property
owners who lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible person-
al property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has de-
termined that you may have property to report. If you feel
the form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Ei-
ther way, the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a
Personal Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you
of your obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangi-
ble Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact
the Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
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
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
1 would be responsible for the difference. Most title compa-
nies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a business..
You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing
agent to avoid problems in this area.

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-
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

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 April 1. After April 1,
Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO

Mr. Smith's car!"

"When I was born, I was so
surprised I couldn't talk for a
year and a half."

You have to be first, different,
or great. If you're one of
them, you can make it...
Loretta Lynn

Oatmeal Scotchies
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, sof-
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups Old-Fashioned Quaker
1 bag (11 ounces) butter-
scotch-flavored morsels
Pre-heat oven to 375. Com-
bine flour, baking soda, salt,
and cinnamon in a small bowl;
set aside. Beat butter, granu-
lated sugar, brown sugar, eggs,
and vanilla extract in a large
bowl. Gradually beat in flour
mixture. Stir in oats and mor-
sels. Drop by rounded spoon-
fuls onto an ungreased baking
sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes for
chewy cookies, 9 to 10 minutes
for crisp cookies. Cool on bak-
ing sheets for 2 minutes, re-
move to wire racks to cool.

Talking is sharing. Listening
is caring...

If you're alone and have to
measure something, tape one
end down with masking tape...

Each And Every Person
Each and every person
Has a very special place,
Which fulfills a special mission
And is touched by love and
Each and every person
Fills a very special role,
Which reveals a special talent
That lies deep within the soul...
Each and every person
Plays a very special part,
Which portrays a special calling
And lives within the heart!
Hope C. Oberhelman
Re-printed \ith permission
f, from Sale'ian .,lhisions.
New Rochelle, New York

I'll leave you with this
"Difficulty creates the oppor-
tunity for self-reflection and
compassion. If we embrace
what's happening, we are also
embracing what is possible -
and a road opens ip for God
to meet us halfway."
Pulitzer Prize-winning
playwright Suzan-Lori Parks

Florida Museum
Offers Art In Nature
Preschool Class
By Kristin Ede
The Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History will offer its new
preschool program "Wigglers
and Walkers" from 3:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. on March 9th for chil-
dren ages two to five. This
month's program theme will be
"Art in Nature."
Participants will join museum
docents for child friendly fun
and learn about Florida Museum
exhibits through stories, games,
hands-on objects and other age-
appropriate activities. This
month the class will offer a
guided tour of museum exhibits

and a craft activity that focuses
on nature and art.
The cost is $3 for each adult
and child pair, and $1 for each
additional child. Pre-
registration is not required but
children must be accompanied
by an adult. Guests should ar-
rive early to park their strollers
and meet new friends.
For more information call
(352) 846-2000, ext. 277.
Wigglers and Walkers is of-
fered the second Wednesday of
every month. Adult volunteers
are needed to give Wigglers and
Walkers tours and no experi-
ence is required. To volunteer,
applicants must be available to
meet the first Wednesday of
each month from 3:00 to 4:00
p.m. and to give tours every
second Wednesday from 3:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Hi-Jinks On The
High Seas" Coming
To Chiefland
The Williston Women's Club
will be presenting a hilarious
Mystery Dinner offering, Hi-
Jinks on the High Seas on Mon-
day, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.
The show will be,held at the
Tommy Usher Center.
Captain Horatio Headwind
skippers the cruise ship, USS
Albatross on an exciting and
mysterious adventure which
eventually winds up in
MURDER! Sheik Abdul-El-
Falla-El-Falla, Princess Fatima,
Bobbi Brentwood, Monsieur
Jean-Claude Escargot and his
less than faithful wife, Zeke and
Tabatha Owens are just some of
the characters you'll meet.
Come and see if you can
solve the mystery before our
detective. Compete with other
tables to see who can win the
evening's prize. Tickets are
$20.00 or $35.00 for two; tables
of six may be reserved. Dona-
tions will go to the March of
Dimes ind Chiefland FBLA.
Call Becky Zimmerman for res-
ervations: (352) 493-6015 or
493-9653. Tickets are on sale at
Drummond'Bank of Chiefland,
Sunstate Federal Credit Union
in Chiefland, or Chiefland High
School's main office.
Thank you,
Becky Zimmerman
FBLA Sponsor
Chieflnd High School
,' ;i,

Florida Wildlife
Conservationist Of
The Year Is Matt-
While earning his Ph.D. in
biology from Florida State Uni-
versity, Matt Aresco has led the
way in saving more than 8,000
freshwater turtles in the Talla-
hassee area. Early in 2000, a
pre-existing sinkhole within
Lake Jackson opened up and
drained the lake, causing a mass
exodus of turtles and other
creatures toward nearby Little
Lake Jackson. However, US
Highway 27 was in the way,
with an average of 21,500 vehi-
cles on the road each day, cre-
ating an impassible barrier for
turtles and other wildlife. Hun-
dreds of turtles were killed try-
ing to cross the highway.
In order to prevent further
mortality, Matt and his volun-
teer group constructed a tempo-
rary fence that directed turtles
into a small culvert under the
road. Matt and the group, called
Eccopassage, monitored the
area at least twice a day to iden-
tify and measure the turtles,
transport them across the high-
way and release them back into
the water.
Matt and other wildlife advo-
cates proceeded to encourage
the Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) to come
up with a design for construc-
tion of an eccopassage or wild-
life crossing to prevent further
mortality of turtles and other
wildlife. The DOT study will
be concluded in December 2004
and an application will be made
to federal transportation offi-
cials asking for assistance with
design and construction of the
turtle crossing -in 2005. In the
meantime, Matt continues daily
monitoring and maintenance of
the temporary fences along
7,500 feet of US Highway 27,
as well as moving turtles back
and forth across the highway.
The Florida Wildlife Federation
is very grateful to Matt Aresco
for his extraordinary efforts to
save turtles and other wildlife in
the Big Bend region of Florida.


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Christa Trehy is shown working on a hooked rug that
was donated to us. It is a large rug and will take a long
time to finish but it is going to be beautiful. She does a
great job and her crocheting is also outstanding.

Log Cabin Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, February 24th at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
This was a day to be glad as
the fair projects and coming
and going is over. We have
everything back home and now
we can enjoy our memories of
our trips to Tampa. We are so
proud of Jannie Bicknell for
taking first on her quilt and we
vill hang it at Wal-Mart for all
to see. It will be on the back
wall by the fabric department.
Christy Kimbrell also took first

and her quilt will go to school,
for all to see and then it will go
to the youth fair at Fanning
Springs and maybe she will get
another blue ribbon. There
were second and third places
on quilts and crafts and now
we start working on next
year's projects. Marie Pop-
penhager took first place on
one doll and second on an-
other. She makes her dolls
from the beginning until she
dresses them.
Our day was enjoyed with
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who have been visiting since
they found us. We have lots of
visitors who come out to see
what we have and when they
see our museum they tell
someone else. We always in-'
vite visitors to have pot luck
with us.
We had a wonderful dinner
with fried eggplant, onion cas-
serole, chicken and noodles,
lots of salad and yummy des-
serts. We had 23 members and
ten visitors present.
Winnelle Home

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P.
Weekly Sheriff's Report
For Week Ending
FEBRUARY 28,2005
On February 20, 2005, Robert
W. Bray, D.O.B. 9/16/73, was
arrested on charges of driving
under influence, driving under
influence/property damage and
leaving scene with damage
more than $50.
On February 22, 2005, Terry
A. Huggins, D.O.B. 2/23/82,
was arrested on the charge of
battery/domestic violence.
On February 22, 2005, Joh-
nathan R. Roberson, D.O.B.
7/8/84, was arrested on the
charge of burglary.
On February 23, 2005, Al-
fredo Miguel-Medina, D.O.B.
9/7/64, was arrested on the
charge of violation of proba-
tion/driving under influence.
On February 23, 2005, Doni-
van J. Sullivan, D.O.B. 8/23/73,
was arrested on the charge of
.violation of probation/strong
arm robbery.
On February 23, 2005, Larry
Butler, D.O.B.. 12/24/65, was
arrested on charges of failure to
appear/transportation of drug
paraphernalia and grand theft.
On February 23, 2005, Betty
L. Gill, D.O.B. 1/16/63, was ar-
rested on the charge of failure to
appear/worthless check.
On February 23, 2005, Daniel
DeJarnette, D.O.B. 4/14/60, was
arrested on the charge of writ of
bodily attachment/child support.
On February 24, 2005, Wil-
liam 'J. i-rluv., D.'O.B. 4/4/83,
"W,9 a' e-stedd'6cca fafgej of vio-
lation of probation/aggravated
assault and violation of proba-
tion/felony battery.
On February 25, 2005, An-
thony J. Bryan, D.O.B. 7/24/82,
was arrested on the charge of
failure to appear/battery.
On February 25, 2005, Mi-
chael L. Mallard, D.O.B.
7/23/69, was arrested on the
charge of violation of proba-
tion/lewd and lascivious.
On February 27; 2005, a Ju-
venile was arrested on the
charge of aggravated battery.

Double Digit Growth
For Florida Ag In
The Classroom In
Introducing innovative pro-
grams and tapping grassroots
,networks helped Florida Agri-
culture in the Classroom, Inc.
increase the number of teachers
and students reached last year.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
grew by 71 percent the number
of teachers reached, and by 26
percent the number of students
affected in 2004.

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"When we called on our dedi-
cated industry volunteers, they
came through in a big way,"
said Scott Emerson, Chairman
of Florida Ag in the Classroom.
"They understand the impor-
tance of the program and are
eager to help educate and ex-
pose teachers and students to
Florida agriculture. We appre-
ciate very much all they do for
Florida Ag in the Classroom's
mission is to Expand youth
awareness and understanding of
Florida agriculture and natural
resources by integrating agri-
cultural concepts into core edu-
cational disciplines and Florida
Ag in the Classroom's support-
ing programs.
It's top priorities are to de-
velop, promote and disseminate
current curricula, materials and
programs to increase agricul-
tural literacy among educators
and youth; to cultivate and
maintain partnerships between
Florida Ag in the Classroom
and Florida's agricultural com-
munity, educators and the Na-
tional Ag in the Classroom pro-
gram; to build financial strength
for Florida Ag in the Classroom
programs; and to be accountable
for the educational and financial
efficacy of Florida Ag in the
Classroom programs.
Gainesville-based Florida Ag
in the Classroom is funded by
the agriculture specialty tag -
the Ag Tag and takes seri-
ously its responsibility to edu-
cate students and teachers who
are unfamiliar with agriculture.
It offers curricula and materials
that help teachers incorporate
agricultural concepts in their
language arts, math, science and
social studies classes in kinder-
garten through 12th grade.
To support teachers and
grassroots efforts, Florida Ag in
the Classroom introduced three
new programs and events:
AgriSmarts, Ag Learning Barns
arid Agriculture Literacy Day.
These programs helped raise
awareness of Florida agriculture
to more than 5,800 teachers and
more than 229,000 students in
2004, up from 3,391 teachers
and 181,758 students in 2003.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson con-
gratulated Florida Ag in the
Classroom for its successful in-
dustry partnerships and its
growing number of student and
teacher constituents.
S"Reaching Florida's students
and teachers with the message
of the importance of agriculture
is a key part of preserving
Florida's farming heritage,"
Commissioner Bronson said.
"It's clear Florida Ag in the
Classroom is working hard to
reach out to as many students
and teachers as possible with the
help of its partners, and we wish
them continued success as they
try to reach out to even more."
To continue to grow the num-
ber of students and teachers it
reaches in 2005, Florida Ag in
the Classroom is redesigning
and relocating its web site to
make ordering materials and
participating in workshops and
other programs easier. In addi-.
tion, it is improving its existing
programs and introducing new
ones with the help of its board
of directors of industry repre-
sentatives and its new Educator
and Volunteer advisory panels.
"We believe the best way to
improve on what we're doing is
to ask the advice of the teachers
and industry volunteers who are
*using our materials and pro-
grams," Emerson said.
As part of its grassroots net-
work, Florida Ag in the Class-
room has partnered with stu-
dents who are already familiar
with Florida agriculture FFA
members. To help spread the
word about the importance of
Florida agriculture, Florida Ag
in the Classroom and Florida
FFA developed AgriSmarts, an
educational program used by
FFA chapters to teach school
children and civic organizations
about Florida Ag in the Class-
room and Florida agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
has spent $13,000 on AgriS-
marts since its inception in
2002. It reached 15 schools and
nearly 1,200 students during the
2003-04 school year, Florida Ag
in the Classroom estimates. It's
being offered again this school

In addition, Florida Ag in the
Classroom has awarded agris-
cience teachers $20,000 in grant
money for outreach programs
since the 2001-02 school year,
and $100,000 for the initial
funding of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services' AgriScience
Leadership Program.
Another new program, Ag
Learning Barn, has taken off
since its inception in mid 2003.
Thirty-five counties have signed
up for barns, about half of

which have built their barns and
are moving them to schools.
Two more counties are waiting
for approval.
Ag Learning Barns are mo-
bile units built to look like red
barns and outfitted with shelves
that hold books, videos, games
and toys that teachers can bor-
row to teach their students the
importance of agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
reimburses each county repre-
sentative's organization up to
$1,000 to build and stock the
barn, and offers $350 after the
first school year to restock it.
County Farm Bureau mem-
bers, University of Florida/IFAS
extension agents, Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services representa-
tives and industry association
representatives have taken the
lead on building Ag Learning
Barns in their counties. In ad-
dition to building and stocking
the barns, these industry part-
ners move the barns to five
schools during the school year.
These industry partners, to-
gether with FFA students and
teachers, are the key participants
involved in another new Florida
Ag in the Classroom initiative,
Agriculture Literacy Day.
Florida's first Ag Literacy
Day, held March 16, 2004, gen-
erated interest from 282 indus-
try volunteers, more than Flor-
ida Ag in the Classroom
expected. It's set for March 17th
this year.
In honor of that day, industry
volunteers read a designated
book about agriculture and dis-
tribute book marks listing Flor-
ida farmers' contributions to the
state's economy and environ-
ment to elementary school stu-
dents around the state.
Industry participants visited
more than 2,000 classrooms and
41,000 students in honor of Ag
Literacy Day in 2004. Florida
Ag in the Classroom spent
about $10,000 on the event,
much of it on buying the books
that were donated to school li-
Florida' Ag in the Classroom
reached even more teachers and
students through other special
'"We are proud of the strong
growth we experienced in 2004,
and we will work hard to do the
same in 2005," Emerson said.

The Good Nea.ws!
About Flood
Even if you don't live near
water your home still has a
chance of being flooded. In
fact, 25 to 30 percent of flood
insurance claims are paid in low
risk areas.
But the good news is a Pre-
ferred Risk Policy provides
flood protection for properties
outside of high-risk areas at
substantially lower premiums.
Flood insurance can be pur-
chased from local insurance
agents through the National
Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP), administered by the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA), if
your community participates in
the NFIP. These communities
agree to adopt and enforce
sound floodplain management
practices to reduce future flood
Only flood insurance protects
your most important financial
assets, your home and your per-
sonal property, from floods.
Regular homeowners insurance
does not cover damages from
With changes made in the last

year to the Preferred Risk Policy
(PRP) coverage, people in low
to moderate risk areas can get
lower premiums on the full
range of flood insurance cover-
age available for residential and
business structures and contents.
A single-family home
can be insured for up to
$250,000. An additional
$100,000 in coverage can
be purchased for con-
Renters can purchase
contents coverage for up
to $100,000 to cover per-
sonal belongings.
Commercial building
owners and lessees
meeting underwriting
criteria are now eligible
for policies at low PRP
PRP provides low-cost pro-
tection to properties located in
areas of low to moderate flood
risk. To find out your flood
risk, contact your insurance
agent or your city or county
government who may have
Flood Insurance Rate Maps,
published by FEMA, which are
available for public inspection.
Areas of low to moderate flood
risk are indicated on the map as
zones B, C, or X.
If your building is located in a
zone that begins with the letter
A or V, you are in a Special
Flood Hazard Area, or flood-
plain. If you live within a
floodplain, your chances of get-
ting flooded are higher there-
fore the premium is higher.
Even so, the cost of flood insur-
ance is far less expensive than
having to pay thousands of dol-
lars to repair your home or re-
place contents because of flood
In most cases, there is a 30-
day waiting period once you
have applied for flood insur-

ance. There is no waiting pe-
riod for flood insurance to go
into effect when it is purchased
in connection with initiating,in-
creasing, renewing or extending
a mortgage loan.
Call your' insurance agent to-
day to find out more about Pre-
ferred Risk Policy.
The State Emergency Re-
sponse Team (SERT), is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission
is to ensure that Florida is pre-
pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impact.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local
emergency managers, and man-
ages the National Flood Insur-
ance Program and the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
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Gifts Of Beauty For
Ayers Residents
By Lisa Anguish
The ladies of the Newberry
Morning Glory Circle came
bearing gifts in the form of table
arrangements. Here at Ayers
Health & Rehabilitation Center
we have a lot of families that
come together to help us cele-
brate our special holidays.
These ladies have donated
their time and their personal
touches of beauty making us
and all of our tables look great.
This is a tradition with these

ladies since Mrs. Ruby Philpot
became president about three
years ago. With the help of
Betty Gravely, Gena Phillips, LJ
Smith, Jeanne Williams and Al-
lison Nevell, they have contin-
ued these wonderful gifts of
beauty for all of our residents
and family members to enjoy.
Thank you for making us look
so good.

The Gilchrist County AARP
chapter will meet in the.com-
munity center at 214 SE 3rd

Avenue in Trenton on Tuesday,
March 15th. President Geneva
Cornwell is planning to make
this a "Getting-To-Know-You"
opportunity. We have so many
new members and the meetings
are always so busy and inter-
esting that there is not always
the time for new members to get
to meet those who have been
members for years or even new
members like themselves. We
hope to make this meeting en-
joyable and give everyone the
time to meet and make new
friends and also suggest ideas

for future programs.
Of course, the value of any
organization is in the ways it
can relate to the needs of its
members and the AARP is the
largest and most informed group
in the country whose focus is on
the needs of seniors. It is ex-
panding to include those who
are not yet of retirement age but
will be affected by legislation
that is being considered for the
future. This is good. So many
of the "baby boomers" will be
retiring and should be planning
for it now. Through our chap-'
ters and with the collaboration
of other groups such as SHINE,
we hope to' be able to provide
the seniors and not-far-off-from
being seniors of Gilchrist
County the very latest planned
changes in Social Security and
Medicare programs.
Jean da Costa

Picture Yourself As
A Volunteer
Hospice of the Tri-Counties
offers a variety of rewarding
volunteer opportunities.
After attending a Hospice
Volunteer Services Orientation
and completing the screening
process, you will be eligible to
volunteer in the following areas:
Administrative and
mailing assistance
Special events & fund-
Reception desk assis-
Educational fairs &

Florida Bright Futures

2005 Scholarship Program ow
Gilchrist County School District would like to take this opportunity to share without the Nitial eligibility
requirements for Year 2005 High School Applicants. You are encouraged to take an active part in your child's future.
Review the below requirements and be familiar with the opportunities that exist to help in financing their future;

Florida Academic Scholars Award Florida Medallion Scholars Florida Gold Seal Vocational
(FAS) Award (FMS) Scholars Award (GSV)
Award Level Public Institution- 100% of tuition and Public Institution-75% of tuition and Public Institution-75% of tuition and
fees (including lab fees up to $300 per fees (including lab fees up to $300 per fees (including lab fees up to $300
A student may receive semester) plus $300 per semester for semester) per semester)
funding for only one college-related expenses (excluding sum- Private Institution- Fixed award amount Private Institution- Fixed award
award. The highest mer term) prorated by term & hours based on 75% of the. average tuition and amount: based on 75% of the
award earned by the Private Institution- Fixed award amount' fees covered at' a comparable Florida average tuition.and fees covered at a
student \%illbe selected based on 100% of the avg. tuition and public institution prorated by terms and comparable Florida public
fees covered at a comparable Florida hours. institution'prorated by terms and
Aniounts will differ at public institution including the $300 per hours.
quarter or clock hour semester provided for' college related

Grade Point Average 3.5 weighted GPA using the credits listed 3.0 weighted GPA using the credits 3.0 weighted GPA using the credits
(GPA)-Weighting for below, combined with the test scores and listed below, combined with the test listed below, and a 3.5 unweighted
more challenging higher community service hours listed below scores listed below GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational
level courses is credits in one vocational program,
prescribed by law as .50 (Note: GPA's are not rounded) (Note: GPA's are not rounded) and test scores listed below
pei course per year. (Note: GPA's are not rounded)
Required Credits Courses must include 15 credits, of Courses must ,include 15. credits of 4-year diploma-
college preparatory academic courses college preparatory academic courses Credits must be the 15.5 core credits
See the Comprehensive 4 English (3 with substantial writing) 4 English (3 with substantial writing) required for high school graduation
Course Table, on the 3 Math (Algebra I and above) 3 Math (Algebra I and above) 4 English
Bright Futures web site to 3 Natural Science (2 with lab) 3 Natural Science (2 with lab) 3 Math
identify courses that 3 Social Science 3 Social Science 3 Natural Science
count toward each award 2 Foreign Language (in same language) 2 Foreign Language (in same language) 3 Social Science
level. 15 Credits 15 Credits 1 Practical Arts OR 1 Performing
May use up to 3 additional credits from May use up to 3 additional credits from Arts OR 1/2 credits in each
courses in the academic areas listed above courses in the academic areas listed 1/2 Life Management Skills
and/or AP or IB fine arts courses to raise above and/or AP, IB or AICE fine arts 1/2 Personal Fitness
the GPA courses to raise the GPA 1/9 Physical Friantinn
15.5 Credits
Plus a min. of 3 Vocational Job-Prep or Tech-
nology Ed Program credits in one Vocational

Community Service 75 hours, as approved by the district or No requirement No requirement

Test Scores Best composite of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT Best composite of 970 SAT or 20 ACT Students must earn the minimum
Subsections of the SAT, (excluding the written section) (excluding the written section) score on each subsection of the CPT
ACT, or CPT from (ACT scores are rounded up for scores or SAT or ACT
different test dates may be (ACT scores are rounded up for scores with .5 & higher, SAT scores do not Subsections of different test types
used to meet the crite- with .5 or higher, SAT scores do not require rounding) may not be combined
ria. For spring eligibil- require rounding) CPT: Reading 83
ity evaluations, test dates Sentence Skills 83
through the end of Jan. Algebra 72
will be admissible. For Or SAT: Verbal 440
summer eligibility, test Math 440
dates through the end of Or ACT: English 17.
June will be Reading 18
admissible. Math 19
Other Ways to Qualify The other ways to qualify listed below *National Merit or Achievement The other ways to qualify listed below must
must also meet the community service Scholars & Finalists & National also include a 3.5 unweighted GPA in a mini-
mum of 3 vocational credits in one vocational
Initial eligibility criteria hours requirement Hispanic Scholars who have not program and minimum test scores listed above.
used in "Other Ways to *National Merit or Achievement Scholars completed 75 hrs of community service
Qualify" must be met by and Finalists *Students who have completed the IB 3 year Career Prep diploma with 3.0
high school graduation *National His Scholars curriculum with best composite score of weighted GPA using the 15 core credits
National Hispanic Scholars cuculum with best composite score of required for graduation listed below:
Contact the Bright *IB Diploma Recipients 970 SAT or 20 ACT 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
Futures office for further *Students who have completed the IB *Students who have attended a home 3 Math (including Algebra I)
details, curriculum with best composite score of education program according to 3 Natural Science (2 with lab)
1270 SAT or 28 ACT s.1002.41, F.S. with 1270 SAT or 23 3 Social Science
*Students who have attended a home edu- ACT 2 Foreign Language (same language)
cation program according to s.1002.41, F. *GED with best composite score of 970 15 Credits
S. with 1270 SAT or 28 ACT SAT or 20 ACT and a 3.0 weighted 3 year Career Prep diploma with 3.0
*GED with best composite score of 1270 GPA in the above 15 required credits weighted GPA using the 15 core credits
SAT or 28 ACT and a 3.5 weighted GPA *Early Admissions with best composite 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
in the above 15 required credits score of 970 SAT or 20 ACT and 3.0 3 Math (Algebra I and above)
*Early Admissions with best composite weighted GPA in curriculum courses 3 Natural Science (2 with lab)
score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and 3.5 .*3-year standard college prep program 3 Social Science
weighted GPA in curriculum courses with the best composite of 770 SAT or 2 Foreign Language (same language)
*3-year standard college prep program 20 ACT and a 3.0 weighted GPA in the 15 Credits
with the best composite of 1270 SAT or above 15 required credits. GED with 3.0 weighted GPA using the core
28 ACT and a 3.5 weighted GPA in the credits required for your selected high school
above 15.required credits. graduation option (standard, career, or college)

Visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org to apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
Visit www.MyFloridaEducation.com/brfuture or call 1-888-827-2004 for more Bright Futures information.
Parents of students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to visit www.FACTS.org.
FACTS is a tool for planning and managing your higher education experience. This site will provide you information on how your
Child stands in relation to earning one of the Bright Futures Scholarships.

community events
Orientations are held the first
Wednesday of every month
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
and the third Tuesday of every
month. The next orientation
will be held Tuesday, March
15th from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30
If you are interested in mak-
ing a difference, call today and
get involved. Please contact
Dana Weinfurter, volunteer spe-
cialist, 352-493-2333 or 1-800-
An additional 12-hour pa-
tient/family volunteer training is
required for those interested in
working directly with patients
and families.
Tri-Counties Hospice House
is located at 311 NE 9th Street,

Support "Cookies
From Home"
We always ask what can we
do to make America more
peaceful and a safer place to
live. We fought our wars and
other country's wars to make
sure We have a safe and peace-
ful world to live in as well as
happier Americans. We have
our military troops overseas
fighting and protecting our
country. We go to bed every
night not worrying if a bomb is
going to blow our families or
homes away. Our military
troops always have to stand
guard in these situations while
we are safe at home.
So, what can we do for our
troops? Share something that
all Americans enjoy eating, our
famous Girl Scout cookies; a
piece of home for our troops.
The "Cookies From Home"
program is a partnership be-
tween Girl Scouts of Gateway
Council Inc. and Naval Station
Mayport. This is how you can
help. Anyone can purchase
cookies by the box or the case.
A box costs $3.50 and a case
sells for $42.00 (12 packages).
The cookies are then shipped di-
rectly from the bakery to May-
port. The Navy is responsible
for distributing the cookies to
the men and women in active
duty outside the United States.
The cookies can be pur-
chased through local Girl
Scout troops or at booths out-
" side iooal- businesses -where e
cookies will be sold begin-
ning February through March
The cookies are not sent
with donor's names. Instead,
donors will sign a card or a
form that will go to the unit
receiving the cookies. Men
and women in active duty
really enjoy getting the Girl
Scout cookies. This is our
chance to say thank you.
There are 10 Girl Scout
councils in Florida. The
Gateway Council, the only
one participating in the Cook-
ies From Home Program, is,
made up of 16 North Florida
counties. They are Levy,
Gilchrist, Dixie, Alachua,
Baker, Bradford, Flagler,
Nassau, Clay, Columbia,
Duval, Hamilton, Putnam,
St. Johns, Suwannee and Un-
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registering a girl or volunteer-
ing your time and talents
with local Girl Scouts, call
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North Florida
Livestock Market
Receipts at the North Florida
Livestock Market in Ellisville
on Wednesday, February 23,
2005 were: this week 649, last
week 447, and last year 612.
Trends: Slaughter cows and
bulls steady to 2.00 lower.
Feeder steers and heifers steady.
Feeder and replacement cows
steady. Feeder steers and heif-
ers under 600 pounds 57 percent
(27 percent steers, 30 percent
heifers), slaughter cows and
bulls 36 percent, replacement
cows 7 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85
percent: 770-980 (850) 48.00-
52.00 (50.01); 980-1099 (996)
52.50-56.00 (53.40); 1105-1210
(1152) 52.00-57.00 (54.80);
1380-1510 (1457) 54.00-56.50
(55.08); 1380-1870 (16.35)
51.00-57.50 (54.46) Holsteins.'
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1:
1310-1490 (1334) 60.00-67.00
(64.02); 1565-2065 (1908)
62.00-69.50 (65.39).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 1-2: 215-230
(222) 165.00-180.00 (171.58);
255-280 (271) 140.00-154.00
(144.65); 325-335 (328) 135.00-
140.00 (136.36); 360-390 (373)
128.00-138.00 (132.41); 400-
440 (415) 125.00-132.00
(128.45); 465-490 (480) 123.00-
130.00 (126.39); 510-540 (516)

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110.00-113.00 (111.02).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 2-3: 220-245
(232) 135.00-148.00 (141.58);
250-290 (276) 125.00-135.00
(129.88); 310-345 (332) 117.00-
130.00 (120.52); 355-390 (381)
115.00-123.00 (118.02); 410-
445 (425) 110.00-118.00
(114.70); 460-495 (480) 100.00-
110.00 (104.75); 525-540 (532)
99.00-104.00 (101.97); 565-580
(571) 94.00-96.00 (95.24).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 1-2: 215-240 (228)
160.00-165.00 (161.68); 260-
285 (272) 127.50-130.00
(128.69); 315-345 (332) 125.00-
132.50 (128.53); 360-390 (385)
120.00-126.00 (123.57); 430-
445 (439) 112.50-119.00
(117.92); 465-495 (486) 105.00-
115.00 (107.52); 515-540 (525)
104.00-108.00 (106.65).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 2-3: 210-245 (232)
120.00-132.50 (128.82); 255-
270 (262) 115.00-120.00
(117.57); 320-340 (334) 115.00-
120.00 (117.98); 355-390 (379)
112.00-116.00 (113.65); 405-
445 (425) 110.00-115.00
(112.39); 455-485 (470) 102.00-
110.00 (105.87); 510-540 (522)
96.00-100.00 (97.97); 575-585
(580) 87.50-96.00 (91.17).
Bred Cows Medium and
Large 1-2: 925-985 (956) 68.00-
72.00 (68.33) 4-6 months bred,
1130-1275 (1162) 54.00-57.00
(56.27) 4-6 months bred.


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Ayers' residents enjoying the piano playing of Mrs. Betty
Ayers' residents enjoying the piano playing of Mrs. Betty

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Top Catfishing Holes
Few anglers will ever have an
opportunity to try to reel in a
freight train, but people who
hook one of Florida's monstrous
catfish have a pretty good idea
of what it would feel like. One
of the reasons Florida owns the
bragging rights to the "Fishing
Capital of the World" title is
this state's lakes and rivers are
crammed with catfish and
some top the scales at 60
pounds or more.
For lots of Florida fish fry
fanciers, however, it's not so
much the fight as it is the vision
of fresh catfish fillets in a deep
fryer that makes anglers giddy.
Roll the fillets in corn meal and
drop them gently into hot vege-
table oil, and keep an eye on
them:.while .youi mix: up some
hushpuppies. Then \ 'u \ some cheese grits and coleslaw.
Brew up some iced tea, and
come suppertime, you will have
arrived in Dixie, no matter
where you' are. It will be the
kind of feast that, as we south-
erners like to say, "makes you
want to swat your momma's
hunting dog." Actually, we
don't really say that; it just
sounds like something we'd say.
"You can catch catfish pretty
much all year long, the regula-
tions are pretty simple, the tech-
niques are easy and you can
catch catfish from shore without
having to buy a lot of fancy
equipment," said Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) biologist
Kimberly Bonvechio. "All it
takes is a hook, line, sinker and
some kind of bait that smells






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awful or is otherwise attractive
to catfish."
Blue catfish and flathead cat-
fish, both found primarily in
rivers, are the largest catfish
species in this state's waters.
The state record blue catfish is a
61.5-pound monster, and the
state record flathead weighed in
at 49.4 pounds. Channel catfish
occur all over the state. The
state record is 44.5 pounds,
while the record for the channel
catfish's smaller cousin, the
white catfish, is 18.9 pounds.
Other catfish species in Flor-
ida's waters include the abun-
dant, but smaller, brown and
yellow bullheads, which have
rounded tails, rather than forked
tails like the others.
"Channel cats, white cats and
bullheads are .good targets for
kids just learning to fish," Bon-
vechio said. "The equipment is.
simple, you can catch them
from a pier or shore, and you
don't have to get up early on a
weekend to go after them. In
fact, the best times to go after
catfish are just before dusk and
at night."
She said catfish's "whiskers"
or barbels are loaded with sen-
sory cells that enable catfish to
find food by smell. That's why
successful catfish anglers use
baits with strong odors like
chicken liver or gizzards,
shrimp, cut mullet and commer-
cial stink baits.
"Catfish are kind of like dogs
in that respect," Bonvechio said.
"The worse it stinks, the better
they like it, although catfish also
will take less fragrant baits,
such as earthworms and fresh-
water clams."
FWC fisheries biologists re-
cently selected Florida's top ten
catfishing holes for 2005. They
are (in no particular order):
Escambia River This one is
not for sissies. Big channel cat-
fish come out of this river be-
tween mid-April and June and
early October into November if
the water stays warm. It also
gives up plenty of blue catfish
and flatheads. Anglers catch
catfish here year round, but it
gets a little slower when the
weather gets a little nippy.
The Apalachicola River and
Lake Seminole It never
fails...if you're looking for su-
perlatives about freshwater
fishing in Florida, you can count
..on finding, this systemrnsome-
whereon the top ten, list.,in
every category. Channel cats
and flatheads rule these waters.
Big channel catfish dominate
the fishing action from late May
into early July. Flatheads start
getting hungry in April and stay
that way into the summer. Even
during winter, small catfish get
the munchies for some good
stink baits and other favorites.
The best spots to fish are from
Jim Woodruff Dam south, old
creek channels, Lake Seminole
backwaters and around mouths
of tributaries.
Choctawhatchee River This
river is a sweetie-pie that offers
up some nice, big channel cat-
fish and bullheads along with a
few flatheads. Late May
through early June and October
into November (if the water
stays warm) are the times to go

if you're after the big ones.
Small ones never stop biting,
but they get a little lazy about it
when the weather gets too cool
for them. Fishing is good all the
way from the Alabama line to
West Bay and near the mouth of
Holmes Creek and other tribu-
St. Johns River and Dunn's
Creek Here's where you go to
wear yourself out catching
channel cats, white catfish and
bullheads. Big channel catfish
action gets heavy in early May
through June. Smaller catfish
feed relentlessly during spring
and fall months but slow down
during winters. The best places
to fish are Dunn's Creek to
Lake Crescent, Murphy's Creek
from the St. Johns to Dunn's
Creek and the river section from
Palatka to Little Lake George.
There is a deep hole on the
north side of Buffalo Bluff
Bridge that is a real honey-hole,
but it has lots of snags. Take
plenty of hooks and weights if
you fish there, because the
snags will keep some of them.
Try to watch your language
when that happens, especially if
you take children fishing with
Oklawaha River Big chan-
nel catfish, along with some
whites and bullheads, bite here
May through June and October
to mid-November. Small ones
keep on biting all year from
Rodman Dam east to the St.
Johns River and from the west
end of Rodman Reservoir to he
lock and dam at Moss Bluff.
Take home a mess of fish from
this river, add a little onion to
your hush puppy recipe and
cook it all up yourself, and your
whole family will think you're a
Ochlockonee River Flat-
head action heats up in early
April, and the channel cats join
in from mid-May into early
summer. Both species keep on
biting until the weather turns
cool in October or November.
Small catfish bite year-round,
but they bite best in warm
months. The most successful
anglers fish the Talquin tailrace
area, but the whole, river offers
good catfishing, including flat-
head and bullhead fishing.
When you go catfishing on this
river, there's no question about
the main course for supper.
There's nothing left to decide
'excepf'wvhther' to' ii`6, hald'or
sharp cheese on the grits.
Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers
Catfish love the lime rock ar-
eas throughout these rivers, par-
ticularly in the upber and middle
reaches. They like the deadfalls
in the lower rivers. Channel
catfish, white catfish and bull-
heads bite year-round, but the
big channel cats like to get
caught from late April through
June. If .you decide to fry up
some potatoes to go with the
fish, do them in separate oil.
You wouldn't want your catfish
to taste like potatoes.
Clermont Chain of Lakes -
Channel catfish and white cat-
fish like to hang out around ca-
nals and channels when water is
flowing through them, but the
rest of the time, the best places
to fish for catfish are offshore,

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open-water sites, particularly
near drop-offs or around bottom
structures. To bag catfish in
this system, some commercial
trotliners catch them by baiting
with chunks of freshly caught
gar in the bigger channels.
They also use honeybees for
bait in smaller channels, and it
works. Don't mess around too
long when you're through fish-
ing for the day. As with all
kinds of fish, there is no substi-
tute for freshness to keep the
taste level in the magnificent
Haines Creek Between
lakes Eustis and Griffin, espe-
cially below the lock and dam,
channel catfish get real active
from mid-April through June
and again in October and No-
vember when water tempera-
tures start to drop. That's when
catfishing picks up in creeks and
slows down in lakes as catfish
seek 'out flowing water and stay
a little deeper. Small catfish
bite year-round, especially when
the creek is flowing. If you go
fishing here when the weather is
cool, be sure to put a little hot
sauce on your hush puppies -to
help you warm back up at
Upper Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes Moving water concen-
trates catfish, so that's the ticket
for hauling in channel catfish,
white catfish and bullheads out
of this chain. The best times are
peak spawning periods April
through June for channel catfish
and October and November for
bullheads. The best spots are
East Lake Canal, Southport Ca-
nal, C-36 (the canal between
lakes Hatchineha and Kissim-
mee), below the Kissimmee
River structure, around the
mouth of and in Shingle Creek
and around fish attractors. Cat-
fish like to hang around drop-
offs and around bottom struc-
tures in canals. Admittedly,
some of the lakes in this part of

atral Florida have names that
are hard to spell, but don't
worry about that. Just know
that if you fish here, your family
is going to eat well that night.
Resident fi, ,water fishing
licenses cost $13.50 per year.
Non-residents pay $16.50 for a
seven-day license or $31.50 for
an annual license.

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Blue Springs 4-H
On February 14th the Blue
Springs 4-H Club had their
monthly meeting at the home of
Trish Stalvey. We talked about
the upcoming Suwannee River
Fair and having Dairy Judging
and Consumer Choice teams for
the fair. We talked about regis-
tration papers, record books,
and those members showing
hogs who need to send out their
buyer's letters. We also talked
about our great turnout at the
county events and what we
placed in each category.
Then we had a visit from Mr.
Charles Campbell and his in-
sect, arachnid, and bug collec-
tion. He discussed the differ-
ence between a bug and an
insect, the insect structure, how
to make a killing jar, and the
proper way to pin an insect. He
passed around vials that con-
tained spiders, larva, wasps,
worms, and many other things.
He also showed us the container
in which he keeps his collection.
After that we got to pin dead
beetles then hold live ones. It
was a very fun experience espe-
cially when one of the pinned
beetles came back to life! After
the meeting was adjourned we
went outside for' snacks and
beverages. We also had a con-
gratulations cake for all who
joined in the county events.
Special thanks to Mrs. Trish
Stalvey for letting us hold our
meeting in her home, to Mr.
Charles Campbell for taking
time to come out and see us, and
the leaders of our group for the
'delicious cake!
Special congratulations to all
who joined in ,the- county
;events! Great job everyone!
Article reported by:
Brittany McDaniel

The Journal

Retired Nurses
Honored With
Spring is in the air and it's
time for the annual Retired
Nurses Luncheon sponsored by
the Student Nurse Association
of Lake City Community Col-
lege (LCCC). The LCCC
Barney E. McRae Medical
Technology Auditorium, which
will be in full bloom with deco-
rations supplied by the students
is where the annual event will
take place on March '14h from
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
This is a free event and the
LCCC Student Nurse Associa-
tion will be honoring all retired
nurses from the college's five
county district (Baker, Colum-
bia, Dixie, Gilchrist, & Union
counties) by preparing their fa-
vorite dishes including desserts
and beverages served buffet
Guests will be entertained
with musical arrangements pro-
vided by the students, and with
door prizes awarded throughout
the event. Attendees may bring
memorabilia and photos to share
with others in attendance.
For more information, call
Henrietta Pope, registered nurse,
LCCC professor nursing de-
partment and student nurse as-
sociation advisor, at (386) 754-

FWC Simplifies
Application Process
For Quota And
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) will begin accepting ap-
plications for quota hunt permits

and special-opportunit'
permits for next year's
seasons through its To
censing System (TLS

This means hunters will sub-
mit their applications at any one
of the more than 600 license
agents who sell hunting and
fishing licenses, all county tax
collectors' offices or from
FWC's Web site, MyFWC.com.
For the first time since 1975,
hunters will not mail application
forms to Tallahassee to apply
for the quota hunt permits.
"Handling thousands of paper
applications and dealing with
numerous telephone complaints
from hunters who missed ran-
dom drawings because the
postal service took longer than
expected to deliver their appli-
cations was cumbersome and
inefficient," said Eddie White,
FWC's quota hunt coordinator.
"We have been issuing licenses
and permits through the TLS
since 2003, and this is a planned
progression to streamline the
hunt permit application proc-
Hunters seeking special-
opportunity hunt permits will be
the first to use this new applica-
tion process. Between May 1s
and June 15th, hunters will be
able to submit as.many $5 spe-
cial-opportunity applications as
they would like through license
agents, county tax collectors'
offices or online at
MyFWC.com. Application
forms will be available at all
FWC regional offices beginning
April 20"h.
"Once the random drawing is
completed, we will send in-
voices to successful applicants,"
White said. "They then take the
invoice to any license agent, pay
a permit fee by the specified
deadline and walk out with
permit in hand. If one chooses
to pay online, delivery of the
permit will take seven to ten

y hunt Hunters seeking quota hunt
hunting 'permits can apply from June 1st-
)tal Li- 11'h at license vendors, county
S) this tax collectors' offices or online
at MyFWC.com. Application
forms will be available at all tax
collectors' offices and FWC re-
gional offices beginning May
15h. These forms are still nec-
essary to provide license agents
with hunt choices, dates and
personal information.
"During this period, you can
submit applications online min-
utes before the deadline and
,know your applicationn. was :ac-
ic dp*ed,'.! ,White saiddu]i 'VY~lqu'.wil
be able to walk away from a'li-
cense agent with a receipt
showing the type of quota ap-
plication you submitted, which
drawing you are in and what
choices you made."
Remaining un-issued quota
permits will be made available
directly from license agents,
county tax collectors' offices
and online at MyFWC.com on a
first-come, first-served basis
once the random drawing has
been completed.
The first change in the system
hunters will notice is that stick-
ers, tabs and photocopies of li-
censes are no longer required
with the application., The TLS
will verify that hunters have
valid wildlife management area
permits when they apply. If they
do not have the proper license
or permit, they may obtain one
where they apply.
Another major change will be
a closed period between the first
and second phases of the pro-
gram, from June 12th July 31",
during which no applications
will be accepted. The TLS is
expected to drastically reduce
the time hunters have to wait for
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Guidelines For
County Committee
New uniform guidelines for
conducting USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA) County Com-
mittee elections have been an-
"These guidelines reflect
months of work by USDA and
comments by many minority
and producer organizations,"
said Veneman. "These guide-
lines are intended to make the
election process for County
Committees more accessible to
all producers, especially mi-
norities arid women."
Authorized by the 2002 Farm
Bill to develop uniform guide-
lines to govern the FSA County
Committee election process, the
guidelines are designed to in-
crease 'the participation of mi-
nority and women producers.
On August 17, 2004, the USDA
published a list of proposed
guidelines in the Federal Reg-
ister for public comment. The
proposed guidelines were de-
veloped based on input from as-
sociations, community groups
and leaders, as well as by an,
inter-agency working group
convened by Secretary Vene-
man. Due to the many public
comments received, the com-
ment period was extended until
October 16, 2004.
As the result of the comments
received and further considera-
tion by Secretary Veneman,
some of the proposed guidelines
*have been modified in the final
guidelines published in the Fed-
eral Register today. The
adopted provisions pertaining to
the FSA County Committee
election process include:
Requires that ballots be
mailed directly to FSA state of-
fices to apply only at the request
of one candidate, or when the
secretary determines that this
procedure is necessary in any
specific County Committee
area. In al other cases, voters
will return their ballots to their
respective county offices. Bal-
lot opening and counting will be
fully open and accessible to the
public, with ten days' advance
notice of the date and time of
the vote tabulation.
'iIf'anob.i:alid nomivatiuns are
reail ,i ;NeSecretar 3 ffayoifri-
nate up to two individuals to be
placed on the ballot. If the Sec-
retary does not exercise 'this
authority, then the State Com-
mittee may nominate up to two
individuals to be placed on the
ballot. If neither the Secretary
nor the State Committee
chooses to exercise their
authority, then the respective
County Committee shall nomi-
nate two individuals to be
placed on the ballot.
County Committees will an-
.nually review the local admin-
istrative area (LAA) boundaries
to ensure the fair representation
of Socially Disadvantaged Pro-
ducers (SDA) in the area, with
sufficient time allowed for pub-
lic input of proposed LAA
boundary changes prior to FSA
.State Committee review. In
specific ,instances.. FSA Head-
quarters in Washington, D.C.
may conduct further review of
LAA boundary changes if fur-
ther review is sought by either
the public or deemed appropri-
FSA county offices shall ac-
tively locate and recruit eligible
candidates identified as SDA
farmers and ranchers as poten-
tial nominees for the County
Committee elections using any
reasonable means necessary, in-
cluding the development of
partnerships with community
based organizations.
Allows: for the release of
voter names and addresses to
candidates. All' other eligible
voters will only be entitled to
review a list of the voter names.
FSA will incorporate the new
guidelines into regulations gov-
erning County Committee elec-
tions. The guidelines represent
the USDA's commitment- to en-
suring that all producers have
fair and equal access to all pro-
grams. FSA will continue to
look for more ways to ensure
that County Committees fairly
represent producers in covered

FSA County Committee
members play an important role
in their communities by helping
to deliver FSA farm programs at
the local level. Committees
make decisions on commodity
price support payments, estab-
lishment of allotments and
yields, conservation programs,
disaster assistance and other vi-
tal issues.
Individuals may nominate
themselves or others as candi-
dates for seats on County

Committees. In addition, eligi-
ble candidates can be-nominated
by any community-based, faith-
based or other organizations in
the county or area during the
nomination period. Groups rep-
resenting SDA producers will
be encouraged to nominate eli-
gible individuals. Nominations
and elections are open to all eli-
gible candidates and voters
without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age,
sex, marital status or disability.
Eligibility for voting is open to
all who demonstrate participa-
tion or cooperation in FSA pro-
grams and who register at their
local FSA Service Center.
For more information
about FSA's County Committee
election guidelines, visit
blications/elections or contact
the Gilchrist-Dixie County FSA
Office at 352-463-2358.

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Whatever the financial setback,
taking corrective actions early
will help you weather the storm.
The Florida Institute of Certi-
fied Public Accountants
(FICPA) offers the following
guidelines for coping with fi-
nancial problems.
Communicate With Your
It's important to look realisti-
cally at your situation and bring
the family together to discuss
the matter. Children sense dif-
ficulties at home and being un-
informed only increases their
anxiety. You should work to-
gether, as a family, to decide on
a plan of action.
Define Priorities
One of the greatest challenges
involved in managing a finan-
cial crisis is realizing that you
cannot spend the way you did
before. Careful planning and
wise spending decisions are
critical to maximizing your in-
come. If you are faced with re-
duced income, cut back on
spending and develop a plan for
paying bills.
Create A Realistic Budget
Fir',. 'add'up your current
mioqy hyu takeibmeqsiiqnqome
from all sources. Consider
whether other family members
can contribute income from a
job, dividend, rent or other
sources. Then compare the total
of this income .with the total of
your monthly expenses. Budget
for the most important items
such as housing, utilities, insur-
ance, food, credit payments,
transportation and medical care.
Remember, some bills are only
due a few times a year, so you'll
need to set aside some money
each month for those expenses.
If your expenses exceed your
income, figure out the most im-
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money on and give up, reduce
or delay less important ex-
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your expenses, do not ignore
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In most cases, businesses are
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estimate how much you can re-
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with your agreement, the lender
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If you've lost your job, one of
the first things you should do is
apply for unemployment bene-
fits. Each state has
different eligibility requirements
for unemployment insurance
and benefits. In Florida, you
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Mr. Lonnie Cannon
Mr. Lonnie Cannon of Dixie
County died Thursday, Febru-
ary 24, 2005 in Gainesville at
University Place Care & Reha-
bilitation Center. He was 89.
Mr. Cannon was a native
resident of Dixie County until
his illness required him to move
to Gainesville. He was a con-
struction superintendent and su-
pervised the construction of the
Dixie County Courthouse while
employed with the Tassanerri
Construction Company. He
later worked with Perry Con-
struction until retirement. He
was a highly decorated World
War II veteran and fought at the
Guatal Canal. Mr. Cannon was
a member of the Pentecostal
Holiness Church, donating the
land for the Cross City Pente-
costal Church.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Mary Faye Cannon
and a daughter, Janice Poole.
Mr. Cannon is survived by a
son, Dale Cannon of Jackson-
ville; four grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Saturday, February 26, 2005.
Interment followed at Cross

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Arrangements were under the

Mr. Julius "Jude"
Mr. Julius "Jude" Chewning,
lifelong resident of Cross City,
died Tuesday, February 22,
2005. He was 83.
Mr. Chewning was a World
War II veteran and a retired car-
penter. He was a deacon and
member of First Baptist Church
of Cross City.
He is survived by his wife of
63 years, Minnie Lee Chewn-
ing; two daughters, Judy Gerush
of Trenton and Linda Chewning
of Old Town; a brother, Earnest
Chewning of Trenton; two
grandsons, -Steve (Jennifer)
Gerush of Orange Park and
David Gerush of Trenton; and
two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Thursday, February 24, 2005 at
First Baptist Church in Cross
City with Rev. Jake Cravey
conducting the service. Inter-

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Cemetery in Dixie County.
Arrangements were under the

Mr. James P. Harris
Mr. James P. Harris of Old
Town died Monday, February
28, 2005 in Gainesville. He
was 64.
Mr. Harris was born in
Maryville, Tennessee and had
lived in Old Town for less than
a year. He was an owner and
operator of a carpentry business.
Mr. Harris enjoyed hunting and
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Faye Harris; and his
mother, Mary Dean.
Mr. Harris is survived by two
sons, Rocky Harris of Maryville
and Darren Harris of Arkansas;
a brother, Stephen Harris of Old
Town; and a granddaughter,
Missy Burke of Livingston,
Arrangements are under the
HOME, Chiefland.

Mr. Donald Richard,
Mr. Donald Richard King of
Old Town died Monday, Febru-
ary 28, 2005 at his home. He
was 78.
Mr. King worked for the
United States Postal Service for
27 years as a mail carrier. He
was a member of the Lawrence
Masonic Lodge in Erie, Penn-
sylvania and Salamo Groto, St.
Petersburg. He moved to this
area in 1992 from St. Peters-
burg. Mr. King was a United
States Army World War II vet-
He was preceded in death by
Deborah Jesauveur.
Mr. King is survived by his
wife Nancy King of Old Town;
two sons, Ronald King of
Corbin, Kentucky and Donald
King of North Dakota; two
daughters, Pat De'erick of Anti-
qua and Donna Dunn of St. Pe-
tersburg; a stepson, James Alt-
hoff of Los Altos, California;
five stepdaughters, Janice Smith
of Old Town, Jeanne Edwards
of St. Petersburg, Jo Anne
Custer of Old Town, Jacqulyn
Shaner and Judy ,lIthoff. ;both:
of St Pr-etkrsbtrgi..aid numerous.
grandchildren and great-
Arrangements were under the

Mrs. Tammy Lee
Mrs. Tammy Lee Wil-
loughby, formerly of Old Town,
died Sunday, February 27,
2005. She was 40.
Born at Fort Benning, Geor-
gia, Mrs. Willoughby was
raised in Florida, moving to Old
Town in 1994 and then to
Riguad, Canada five years ago.
She was a member of the
Blockhead Quilt Club in Can-
ada and was also a homemaker.
She is survived by her son,
Lee K. Willoughby of Old
Town; her mother, Lorine G.
Judkins of Old Town; three
brothers, James J. Farina of

Deltona, Edwin L. Jackson of
Chiefland and Edward M. Jack-
son of Deltona; aunts and un-
cles, Dorothy and Donald
Brooke of Sanford, Evelyn and
Frederick McCleary of Orlando,
Cecil Butler of Old Town, Pearl
Gwynn of Ocala, Mildred Petty
of Old Town, Buck Pettey of
Sanford and many cousins. Her
Canadian family consisted of a
devoted partner, Melvyn Gor-
mann of Riguad, his children,
Lynda Gormann, Sandra Gor-
mann and Staffen Gormann.
She will be missed by a host of
Canadian friends.
A visitation will be held Fri-
day, March 4, 2005 between
6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel.
A funeral service will be held
Saturday, March 5, 2005 at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Vernon
Coombs conducting the service.
Interment will follow at Cross
City Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the

A Card Of Thanks
A note to express my sincere
thanks to those who showed
such care and concern during
the illness and death of my hus-
band, Raymond J. Paul.
Thanks for the prayers, phone
calls, cards, visits, food, flow-,
ers, and other acts of kindness
Marie Downing Paul

A Card Of Thanks
We appreciate all of the food,
flowers, thoughts and prayers
during this very difficult time as
we mourn our loss. Your kind
expression of sympathy is
deeply appreciated and grate-
fully acknowledged.
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The Florida Museum of Natu-
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break classes for children in
grades K-5 from April 4'h
through 8t.
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and animals that live around the
globe. Students will learn about
the rainforest, coral reefs and
estuaries that are filled with life.
They also will discover how
they can help keep biological
diversity alive in the future.
"Backyard Habitats for Wild-
life," runs from 1:00 p.m. 4:30
p.m. and focuses on Florida's
native plants and animals and
how students can foster a better
home for them in their back-
yard. Children will plant plants,
build birdhouses and be encour- -
aged to explore wildlife.
Registration for Florida Mu-
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For non-members, registration
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both classes. Pre-registration is
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both .classes must bring their
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For more information or to
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the Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners, in and for
Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold
a regular meeting on Monday,
March 7, 2005, at 1:30 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Flor-
ida. The following is a proposed
1. Call to Order (1:30 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Attorney's Report
5. Road Department
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk's Report
8. EMA/County
Administrator's Report
9. Commissioners' Reports
10. Time Certain Items:
a. 2:15 p.m. Public
05-04, Reducing the
Speed Limit NW 60t
b. 2:30 p.m. Pure Water
Wilderness, Tourism
c. 3:00 p.m. Citizen's
Request, Julia Brown
and Angie Edmond
d. 4:45 p.m. Depart-
ment of Transporta-
tion, Rosemary

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

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e. 5:00 p.m. Workshop,
Fire Special Assess-
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."
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.
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The Board of Commissioners,
in and for the City of Trenton,
Florida will meet on Monday,
March 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 to order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Approval of Minutes
D. Consent Items
1. Approval of Expenditures
for the Month of January
2. Approval of Financial
Statements for the Month
of January 2005
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G. Citizens Requests
E. Depot Vision -
Paul Metts
H. Action Items
1. Hopkins Motors Spe-
cial Use Permit
2. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-01 Wilk-
erson Annexation
3. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-02 Pied-
mont Farms, Inc. An-
4. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-03 Pied-
mont Farms, Inc. An-
5. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-04 SRS
Properties, LLC An-
6. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-05 Na-
tional Flood Insurance
7. Wastewater Treatment
Plant Contractor Re-
quest for Time
8. Wastewater Treatment
Plant Contractor Addi-
tional Project
9. Lease Agreement Dis-
posal of Class B
Wastewater Residuals
I. Discussion Items
1. Neighborhood Watch
2. Todd Gray Parking
3. Jon Gray Lot Subdi-
vision Inquiry
4. Downtown Street
Lighting Project
5. Scheduling of Spring
Clean iUp
J. Board Members' Requests,
K. City Manager Report
L., Staff Reports
1. City Attorney David M.
Lang, Jr.
2. Fire Chief Jimmy Bran-
3. Police Report William A.
Smith, Jr.
M. Unscheduled Citizens Re-

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N. Adjournment
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at
this meeting, he/she will need a re-
cord of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record is
made, which record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Michael Lamar
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Pub: March 3, 2005b.

Case No.: 21-2005-DR-004B
Division: Domestic Relations
TO: Wes Chandler
8140 NE 301" Street
High Springs, FL 32643
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Ladona Chandler,
whose address is 8140 NE 30th
Street, High Springs, Fla 32643 on
or before March 28, 2005 and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court at P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL
32693 before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you
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Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
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Dated: February 23, 2005
By: Deborah Craft
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Pub: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005

FILE NO.: 21-2004-CP-0057
The administration of the estate
ceased, who date of death was Oc-
tober 9, 2004, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37,
Trenton, Florida 32693. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 24, 2005.
Personal Representative
6650 SW 70" Street
Trenton, Florida 32963
Attorney for Personal
Attorneys at Law
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114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-2348
Pub: February 24, March 3, 2005b.

O File No. 21-2005CP-05
The administration of the estate
deceased, whose date of death was
December 14, 2004, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Gilchrist
County Courthouse, 112 South
Main, Trenton, Florida 32693. The
.names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims 'or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or

demands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
The date of first publication of
this notice is FEBRUARY 24,
Personal Representative
1516 641h Street SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Attorney for Personal
12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 1201
Wellington, FL 33414
Telephone: (561) 798-3994
Florida Bar No. 821550
Pub: February 24, March 3, 2005b.

Applicant: The applicant for
this project is the Florida Gas
Transmission Company. The ap-
plicant's authorized representative
and mailing address is Mr. Rick
Craig, V.P. of Southeastern Opera-
tions, P.O. Box 4657, Houston, TX
Facility Location: The Florida
Gas Transmission Company oper-
ates existing natural gas compressor
Station 24, which is located near
Trenton at the intersection of U.S.
Highway 129 and SW 50th Street in
Gilchrist County, Florida.
Project: The applicant proposes
the following air construction per-
mit revisions: increase the maxi-
mum heat input rate for Engine
2402 from 63 to 68 MMBtu per
hour; revise the fuel monitoring re
quirements to be consistent with the
recent changes to NSPS Subpart
GG; and make minor changes to the
component replacement provisions
for consistency among the stations.'
The Department agrees that the re-
quested revisions are minor in na-
ture and do not trigger any new re-
quirements. Permit No.. 0410004-
OlO-AC_ will be issuedrnasia revised'
air construction permit that super-,
sedes all previous .air construction
permits for these units.
Permitting Authority: Appli-
cations for air construction permits
are subject to review in accordance
with the provisions of Chapter 403,
Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters
62-4, 62-210, and 62-212'of the
Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.). The proposed project is
not exempt from air permitting re-
quirements and an air permit is re-
quired to perform the proposed
work. The Bureau of Air Regula-
tion is the Permitting Authority re-
sponsible for making a permit de-
termination for this project. The
Permitting Authority's physical ad-
dress is: 111 South Magnolia
Drive, Suite #4, Tallahassee, Flor-
ida. The Permitting Authority's
mailing address is: 2600 Blair
Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitting Authority's telephone num-
ber is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project
file is available for public inspec-
tion during the normal business
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (except le-
gal holidays), at address indicated
above for the Permitting Authority.
The complete project file includes
the Draft Permit, the Technical
Evaluation and Preliminary Deter-
mination, the application, and the
information submitted by the appli-
cant, exclusive of confidential re-
cords under Section 403.111, F.S.
Interested persons may contact the
Permitting Authority's project re-
view engineer for additional infor-
mation at the address or phone
number listed above. A copy of the
complete project file is' also avail-
able at the Air Resources Section of
the Department's Northeast District
Office at 7825 Baymeadows Way,
Suite 200B, Jacksonville, Florida
32256-7590. The telephone num-

Newberry Office
50 SW 250th Street (Next to Best Drugs)


Monday thru Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Appointments Preferred
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ber is 904/807-3300.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air
Permit: The Permitting Authority
gives notice of its intent to issue an
air permit to the applicant for the
project described above. The appli-
cant has provided reasonable assur-
ance that operation of proposed
equipment will not adversely im-
pact air quality and that the project
will comply with all appropriate
provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-
204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and
62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting
Authority will issue a Final Permit
in accordance with the conditions
of the proposed Draft Permnit unless
a timely petition for an administra-
tive hearing is filed under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless
public comment received in accor-
dance with this notice results in a
different decision or a significant
change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting
Authority will accept written com-
ments concerning the proposed
Draft Permit for a period of four-
teen (14) days from the date of
publication of this Public Notice.
Written comments must be pro-
vided to the Permitting Authority at
the above address. Any written
comments filed will be made avail-
able for public inspection. If writ-
ten comments received result in a
significant change to the Draft
Permit, the Permitting Authority
shall revise the Draft Permit and re-
quire, if applicable, another Public
Petitions: A person whose sub-
stantial interests are affected by the
proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative hear-
ing in accordance with Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The peti-
tion must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed
with (received by) the Department's
Agency Clerk in the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel of the Department of
Environmental Protection at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000. Petitions filed by any
persons other than those entitled to
written notice under Section
120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within
fourteen (14) days of publication of
this Public Notice or receipt of a
written notice, whichever occurs
first. Under Section 120.60(3),
F.S., however, any person who
asked the Permitting Authority for
notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen (14) days
of receipt of that notice, regardless
of the date of publication. A peti-
tioner shall mail a copy of the peti-.
tion to the applicant at the address
indicated above, at the time of fil-
ing. The failure of any person to
file a petition within the appropriate
time period shall constitute a
waiver of that.person's right to re-
questiuan iadmuistratividvetermina-
tion (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to in-
tervene in this proceeding and par-
ticipate as a party to it. Any subse-
quent intervention will be only at
the approval of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in com-
pliance with Rule 28-106.205,
A petition that disputes the mate-
rial facts on which the Permitting
Authority's action is based. must
contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if

known; (b) The name, address and
telephone number of the petitioner;
the name address and telephone
number of the petitioner's repre-
sentative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during
the course of the proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial rights will be affected
by the agency determination; (c) A
statement of how and when the pe-
titioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed is-
sues of material fact. If there are
none, the petition must so state; (e)
A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific
facts the petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends re-
quire reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and, (g)
A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the
action the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action. A peti-
tion that does not dispute the mate-
rial facts upon which the Permitting
Authority's action is based shall
state that no such facts are in dis-
pute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth
above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed to for-
mulate final agency action, the fil-
ing of a petition means that the
Permitting Authority's final action
may be different from the position
taken by it in this Public Notice of
Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the Permitting Authority on the
application have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not
available for this proceeding.
Pub. March 3, 2005b.

Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Larry O. Boelter to Hillman
Chester Swendson to James
R. Lewis.
Phyllis W. Hensberry, Trustee
to Will W. Mitchell.
Theodore L. Felmey to Rich-
ard A. Felmey.
James M. Smith to Henry R.
Eady, Trustee.
Dollie E. Savoretti to Dorothy,
V. Cuesta.
Patricia Hodson to Teresa A.
Carl N. Camarda to Robin I..
Eddie O. Baur to Nelson A.
Barbara L. Gilliam to Nelson
A. Gilliam.
Daniel J. Bromley to Lucy J.
Dawvn C. Nelson, fka to Lucy
J. Hendricks.
Lois F. Schneider to Karen K.
Opal M. Green to Vichean
William F. Alderson to
George W. Reed.
James H. Cannon to James H.
Cannon, Jr.
Timothy P. Tuberville to.
Bonnie A. Nackino, Trustee,
Suwannee River Springs Inc.
to Jean Lacerte.
Suwannee River Springs Inc.
to Jean Lacarte.
David E. Vanbremen to'
Angelo Parente.
John Willie Martin to Daniel
Christopher Woods.
Paul Young to Suwannee
River Water Management Dis-
Ronald V. Shaffer to Edwin

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State Road 26 from US 19 in Gilchrist Co. To CR 26A in Alachua Co.
Gainesville, Alachua & Gilchrist Counties, Florida

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|Financial Project ID's: 209790-2 & 207850-2 I "..
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The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to attend a Public Meeting to discuss proposed
transportation improvements to State Road 26 from US-19 in Gilchrist County to CR-26A in Alachua
County, Florida. State Road 26 is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System.

For your scheduling convenience, a meeting will be held in two locations on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 22,2005 Thursday, March 24,2005
Newberry Municipal Building Or Trenton Elementary School Cafetorium
25420 W. Newberry Road 1350 S.W. SR 26
Newberry, Florida Trenton, Florida

Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Department personnel with maps, drawings and other pertinent information
will be available to discuss the study and answer questions. At 7:00 p.m., the Department will make
a presentation followed by a public comment period.

A Project Development and Environmental Study is currently underway evaluating transportation
needs for SR 26 from US-19 in Gilchrist County to CR-26A in Alachua County.

The project is being developed in compliance with Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act. Public
participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or
familial status. Anyone needing project or public meeting information or special accommodations
under the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, should write to the address or call the telephone
number given below. Special accommodation request under the Americans with Disability Act
should be made at least seven (7) days priorto the meeting.

Your attendance at this meeting is encouraged and any comments made are appreciated. If you
have any questions or comments please contact:
Mrs. Debrah Miller, Project Manager; Florida Department of Transportation
1109 S. Marion Avenue, Mall Station 2007; Lake City, FL 32025-5874
386-961-7793 or 800-749-2967; Fax:386-961-7508; Email:dcebrah.miller@dot,state.fl.us

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lounger, 5HP, 20
lights, never use
Retail $4,300, saci
(352) 372-5287.

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person $4,500. '66 Auto C
ets, cab-person $4,500. Call 386-935-
jets, cabinet,
d, warranty.
rifice $1,595.
BOAT 2002 2(
4tb,2-24-3-17 Pontoon, 75 hp Merc
condition, $8,90
.FARMALL 352-463-7420, 352-4
h cultivators. 352-542-4891.

$1,200. International Farmall Cub
Tractor with Belly Mower,
$2,000. Misc. Farmall Cub
implements: harrow, turning plow,
cultivators, blade and center point
quick hitch, $800. Onan Genset
6.5 Generator, $1,200. Call for
more information, 386-935-4612
after 6 pm. Daytime call

Call for Directions- 10 Miles
South of Chiefland off 345
'03 GMC Safari 8-Passenger Van, dual air,
Fully loaded, CD, 40K Miles... $10,975
'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
'02 Jeep Liberty Sport 4-Door, 6 cyl., .
auto, air, loaded, 40K Miles.... $11,975
'02 Saturn 4-Door, auto, air, CD,
40K Miles, clean.................. $5,975
'02 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, 4-Door,ifully loaded,
Bal. of Fact. Warranty, 40K Miles:..$17,975
'01 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 4-door, V6,.
5-speed, CD, clean, 40K Miles... $12,975
i, .I OlJI.vt,T uc., ijr .'.l3 d pealn wrn,
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'01 Isuzu Trooper, 4-Door, auto, V-6, ,
air, loaded, 50K Miles............... $10,975
'00 Ford F-150 XLT, extra cab, long bed,
4-Door,V8, auto, oaded;clean...$10,975
'00 Ford Ranger XL, V6,
Aio lr,, Led $5,975
'00 Mercury Grand Marquis, 4-Door, loaded,
50K Miles, clean............... ; $8,975
'00 Toyota Camry, 4-Door, auto, air,
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ury, exceed RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE at
493-30. Caller Gilchrist County Woman's Club,
Saturday, March 12 from 8 AM to
3tb,2-17-3-3 2 PM, 819 SW CR 339, South of
3tb,2-17-3-3 Hitchcocks.
BUILDING 2tb,3-3-3-10
clearance, all GREAT YARD SALE!
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Tyour d Don't miss it! Friday, 8-4, Satur-
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'2tp 3 more. Please come buy and have a
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RV. Impeccably maintained by
original owner. 66,000 miles,
$24,500. Call 352-463-6527.
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.
Liniments made with essential oils
and natural ingredients. Gift
baskets, aromatherapy items, free
consultations. (352) 486-6135 or

BEDS: Queen thick, orthopedic,
pillow -top mattresses and box,
springs. New in plastic with
warranty. Sacrifice, $160. King
available $225. (352) 372-8588.

. Hay For Sale .

TIFTON #9 HAY:: 152 rolls left.
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YARD SALE The Women of
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in Chiefland will be having a
Spring yard sale, Saturday, March
5 from 8 AM to 2 PM.
ill\ hold its first annual Commu-
nity Yard Sale on Saturday, March
5th from 8 AM to 3 PM. Take
Hwy 26 to Newberry, turn right on
NW 260th Street. Follow signs.
Lots of vendors, refreshments.

YARD SALE: American Cancer
Society's relay for Life Gilchrist
Courthouse team illI be sponsor-
ing a Nard sale on Saturday, March
5, 2005 at Trenton Mini-Storage,
1606 East .Wade Street (SR-26)
starting at 8 am. Proceeds will
benefit the American Cancer Soci-
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types. Free estimates. Call
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Up Grade. Get TV 20, 51, 53 and
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REPAIR: Call: Jim
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Church plans to continue their NEW! at IRON-FREE Well Wa-
yard sale this Fnda) and Saturda:, ter Company. PENOX Wide
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lots of road frontage could be just what you are needing for your business loca-
tion. $295,000.

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LITTLE necessary. All applications will
hem all. be screened. Not all applicants
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Old Town www.GilchristSchools.org
display on tb,2-24
rs, 9 am -
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100's of needed immediately. Apply with-
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Temporary ESE Instructor
Estimated through June 2, 2005.
Bell Elementary.
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution.
Appropriate Florida Teacher
Certification required. ESE
experience/certification required.

Assistant Principal
Trenton Middle/High
Master's degree or higher from an
accredited institution. Florida
certification in.Educational
Leadership or related subject area.
Minimum three years successful .
teaching experience.

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/Lmnguage Pathology and/
or licensure in
Speech/Language Pathology.

School Psychologist
Master's Degree from an
accredited institution
Schol Perficati ehoogy.
School Psychology.

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Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or
Equivalent. Contact the District
Office for an application and
more information.

Highly Qualified
tfb, 11-6 Substitute Teacher Pool
ACTOR: We are accepting applications-for
mies built our Highly Qualified Substitute
Develop- Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
6761 SE Bachelor's Degree or higher with
352-542- a current or former teaching
certificate in' a core subject area.
tfnb,7-15 Once approved, highly qualified
substitutes would be eligible for
AINSAW substituting at $130 a da\ in
na, Ayp, pre-approled situations \'here
Briggs, there is a long-term absence in a
la. Blades core subject area. All other daily
substituting would d be at current
hop daily rates Contact the Dismct
Office for an application and
fi, 1-1-03 more information.

New installations and repairs, li-
censed and insured. State Reg..
#EC13002453. Call (352) 463-

Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchnst County School Distn,
310 NW lith Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
: (352) 463-3200.

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.

Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221ML
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 ,
OPPORTUNITY 23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692 REALTOR
E-Mail: jkingre @svic.net or www.jimkingrealty.com

off beautiful Suwannee River. Pri-
vate boat ramp. A great place to get-
away. Must see this one!! 2 BR/2 BA
doublewide mobile home on fully
landscaped acre with trees.
$159,000. (DMH-747737-K) Call

This elevated 3BR/2BA home in
Su&annee is full furnished and
read,, tuliozle l n '-flBroJna M kfiO 'h'ih
clening .aree: & l-. dF'i'lifL, n'fr fii'
water canal. Call for appt. $259,000.
(DW-747813) Call (352) 542-9007.

Call our office
for other

Fo.,lers Bluff. this \en isoulthrn-
rrmic tommunlin on the Eas inside of
SuannDee. %as built ilh comfort &
entertaiing as a pnont, uih 2900
sq. ft. of living area, just a few of
the special. features include Master
Suite ,ith large his & her bath-
rooms. large kitchen, DR, LR with
rock fireplace, workshop, large laun-
dr) room, double boat house with
lifts Screen porch overlooking
river. Call for appt. $535,000 (LW-
746942) Call 493-2221.

". *. -' ._

LOOKS LIKE NEW, fully furnished
3BR/2BA DWMH located on paved
steet Ven con\eieniicndl lated. At-
lached carport %% ith concrete slab. large
covered cood deck. screened-in patio
with concrete floor, 4 well & CB
pump houselstorage shed Much more'
MLiST SEE' $65.i000 LNIMH747615

good starting salary! Gilchrist
County School District is now ac-
cepting applications for these fu-
ture positions: School Bus Driv-,
ers ($16.74 $20.41/hour).
Substitute School Bus drivers
($11.25/hour). Convenient work
schedule, part-time hours, benefits
(not available to substitute driv-
ers), free training, stipend paid at
completion of training (approxi-
mately $100), No bus driving ex-
perience necessary. Training for
CDL Class B is provided at no
cost. Must have clean driving
record. Must pass a criminal back-
ground check and drug test. Cur-
rent openings are at substitute lev-
el; Future openings for regular
drivers are typically filled from
substitute driver pool. Classes
starting soon... For more informa-
tion or to request an application or
to request an application packet,
please call: 463-3200. or Visit the
Gilchrist County School. District
Office at: 310 N\V ll1th Avenue,
Trenton, Florida 32693. The Gil-
christ County School Board is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
FULL'TIME driver needed. Class
B CDL license required. Call John
Wesley 352-215-7134.

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Dot, Frank, and John
Welcome You To Gilchrist County
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South Santa Fe Avenue

2 acres, pa\ed road, pasture land, ready to build, some
trees, 'Homes Only' Priced at $49,999.

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 $209,995.

4009 SE 53rd Court

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

L. Frank Grant
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693 LJ
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 OPPORTUNITY
e L t Multiple Listing Service
REALTOR We List To Sell! MLS I

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fice that can offer their multi-task
efforts and enthusiasm to work
within a team. Must have real es-
tate office experience. Send re-

sume to: PO Box 545, Cl
Florida 32644.

Property For Sa
150 Acre Farm in Wester
christ Co. Excellent farm
House, MH, 2 pole barns,
shop, fenced & cross f
Fox Run-2 Acre Lots-CI
south of Trenton Deed Ri
ed, New MH or Site B
$28,900 to $37,00.0
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cc
Block Home on 1.25 Acre
Trenton. Has large sho
covered areas for boat, t
etc. $135,000.
10 Acres North of CR 13
15th Ave Wooded, high,
gently rolling, wonderful
site $75,000.
30 Acres NW 50th Av
Wooded Ten Acre
MLS#232414 Located 2
east of Rock Bluff boat
31 Acre Farm in SW Gi
County MLS# 233478 Pa
barn, fenced, X-fenced
house. $290,000.
24.6 Acres in Western G
Co. Pasture. $196,800.'
40 Landlocked
MLS#232350 north of C]
Wooded, great hunting
Buyer to get access. $115,
40 Vacant Lots iri F
Springs. Unique opportun
depvlnnmpnt All foi" $130.


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
BBO in Bell, 463-6859.

hiefland, tfnb,7-1
tfnb,3-3 DEPUTY CLERK: The Gilchrist
County Clerk of Court has an
opening for a Deputy Clerk, in a
highly responsible position, requir-
ile! ing excellent clerical and typing
Mn Gil- skills. Job duties include but are
Island! not limited to attending all meet-
work- ings to monitor audio recordings
'enced. of Board of County Commission-
ers proceedings and public hear-
R 319 ings; working independently to
suilt prepare transcripts of proceedings
from audio recordings. Requires
increte confidentiality, accuracy, dependa-
:s near ability, diligence in meeting dead-
ip and lines and a professional demeanor.
actor, Additional Requirements: Knowl-
edge of Word, Word Perfect, Ex-
'8-NW cel and excellent computer skills.
dry & Standard high school diploma and
has completed studies at an ac-
e 3 credited four-year college, univer-
Lots sity or two year college, vocation-
miles al school or three years of
ramp secretarial experience with one
year as a secretary specialist or
ilchrist comparable position. Applications
stores may be picked up from the Office
S of the Clerk of Court, Gilchrist
ilchrist County Courthouse, 112' South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
Acres Deadline for Application submittal
R 340. is March 18, 2005. EEO/Drug
tract! Free Workplace.
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Near Trenton. $400, first & last.
Call 463-2796 after 6 pm.
HOME: 3 BR/2 BA, 2 porches,
fenced yard, quiet country setting.
Area for horse or garden. $675/
month, $600 security. 472-3677 or

spring in back yard, fence
2.5 BA, furnished
screened porch, centra
washer/dryer hookups,
five miles from Bell, 1
from Branford. $800 moi


2BD/1.5BA with stone
place, open kitchen
wood floors, cathedral
ings, wall of glass ont
deck for sweeping
views upstairs. Three
ered parking spots & 1(
storeroom with bath
stairs. Detached 600
workshop. On .79 acre
Beas Oasis off CR 138
of 129. Call Penny R
352-222-5009 for tour.
er is licensed realtor.

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5 ACRES on paved road near
Bell. M/H okay, $42,000. Call
352-463-7420, 352-493-3008 or
352-542-4891. 1
2003 MOBILE HOME, 3/2
Fleetwood on 5 acres in Bell area.
Asking $87,500. Call Leslie or
Anthony at 352-463-6314 or 352-
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.

Buy or sell or both. Call
't, P. O. Box 8, Bell, Florida 32619
.TEI tcrealty@bellsouth.net
-"' http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-
E Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy
)K Board of Realtors and
fire- Multiple Listing Service.
with tfnb,2-20
river SPACE AVAILABLE: Located
cov- in Levy Office Complex at 12650
) x 20 NW Hwy. 19 in Chiefland. Ap-
down- proximately 209 square feet, $264
sq. ft. monthly. Includes all utilities and
in Ira sales tax. Please phone 493-4111
8, east for more information. Two units
,ipple, available. One mile north of Wal-
Own- Mart, next to Liggett's/UPS.


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-

For Rent

1, 2 &3 Bedroom

,evntal Assistance

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718 N.E. 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693
Equal Housing Opportunity

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

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


473 acres, $1,800 per acre: Take
SR-47 turn on to CR-138, go 3.5 miles
turn on NE 90th Way. Parcel on left and
right, some timber reserved.

292 acres, $2,050 per acre: Take
SR-47 to CR-138, go 4 miles turn on to
NE 7th Court, timber included.

C. Coolidge Davis Realty
Bus: 352-376-2541, Mobile: 352-538-9819
Fax: 352-332-0509
E-mail: cal2421 @bellsouth.net


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

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
From Trenton go South on Santa Fe (next to Wilson Mobile
Homes) to left on CR-319, Continue to signs on the left.
Southern Property Services, Inc.
352-375-7731 352-475-3500 352-278-2591

Brad Smith, Lic. Real
Estate Broker/Owner

Do you want an AGGRESSIVE,

that utilizes the latest in technology to help you
find or sell your home?...
Then call a consistent


6.3 Million Pending & 4.2 Million Sold in 2005

5 offices, 14 agents and a full support staff.

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(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker SEE OUR LISTINGS
(352) 463-7302 FAX ON THE WEB:
E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
LARGE, SPACIOUS FRAME HOME IN TRENTON: 4 BR/3 BA: Roomy 2,000+ sq. ft. of living space, with 'in-lav' ,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-
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 &
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT 5+ ACRES W/HOME-SITE: 2 BR/1 BA: Over 300' along the Suwannee River, with wooded seclusion
for private weekend getaway, has 'as is' m/home on wood-beam stilts. Call for full information...$124,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME & 1.5-ACRE TRACT NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: Large 1988 14x76 Manufactured, kept in quality shape by
Owner, with attached screened porch & carports, storage buildings; on 1.5-acre property w/some pines in quiet river area near Log Land-
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-
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
SECLUDED RIVERFRONT ACREAGE NEAR ROCK BLUFF: Naturally wooded, secluded 3.11-acre property, has 104' frontage
along the Suwannee near Rock Bluff boat ramp & CR-340. Great location for private getaway...$59,750.
'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-
WANNEE--4 WOODED LOTS NEAR SUWANNEE RIVER: Four smaller lots being sold together (total size of 100x270), property
could be split for 2 potential home-sites, wooded property near to public boat area at Wannee...$12,000.
--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.

Jim or Je,
(386) 9:

You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the number above or at these numbers:
an Troke Paul Troke Barbar;
35-3357 (352) 221-2999 (352) 22

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Tom Noone on Daktari with Mrs. Noone, Deborah and Dick
Tarantino. Deborah is one of Tom's many dressage students
and the Tarantino's are proud to have him at Rock Bluff
Ranch. Photos by Anna Wild.

A Dancer, A Cowboy

and An Olympic


By Anna Wild
If you live in Gilchrist County
-you have probably driven North
of Bell on U.S. 129 and seen the
majestic bison at Rock Bluff
Ranch. I'd like to re-introduce
,you to Dick and Deborah
Tarantino, a very, nice couple,
who own Rock Bluff Ranch and
have a very interesting story.
As with any story you must in-
troduce your' characters. Dick
Taro4nLno grew, up in ,Queens,
New York. He loved horses
and dreamed of becoming a real
cowboy. When he was a very
young boy he worked in the sta-
bles in Queens cleaning the sta-
bles and once a week he was
allowed to ride. At age 13 he
left home and went to Texas to
learn the ways of the cowboy.
He was not accepted at first,
being from New York and all,
but in time he learned how to
participate in rodeos and how to
do various tricks. In no time he
was working as a pro cowboy
for the Wild West Shows on
TV.. As time moved on he
moved back to New York and
o% ned part of a dude ranch and
that is where our. dancer comes
'Deborah was raised to be a
ballet dancer. She did not play
like the other children, she
danced. She was dancing with
the June Taylor Dancers for' the
Jackie Gleason Show in 1969
when she came to. the dude
ranch where she would meet
Dick. When she came to the
dude ranch she wanted to pleas-
ure ride and asked for the best
horse they had. Dick was taken
with her spirit and beauty and
decided to give her their worst
horse so he could play the
"hero'' and win her heart. Like
most things in life, all did not go
as planned, she rode off without
a worry and she and the horse
came back with a smile. As he
helped her down he told her she
was everything he had ever
dreamed about, then he asked
her to slip him her phone num-
ber at the square dance that
night. She obliged and he
called her every day for two
weeks. After that, she finally
agreed to visit him at the ranch
for a weekend and that Sunday
evening he drove her back to
her apartment and they moved
her into his place.
"All we ever wanted to be
was oy Rogers and Dale
Evans" explained Dick. They
both loved horses so much that
-Dick sold his part of that ranch
he co-owned and he and Debo-
rah bought the Pinegrove Dude
Ranch in Kerhonkson, New
York. The simple dude ranch
turned into a very nice resort
that today 500 people a week
come to visit. They were happy
their business was doing so well
but they hardly had time to
work with horses themselves.
They came to Florida -looking
for a summer place to enjoy
horses. Realtors showed them'
Ocala and it was just not what

.they had in mind. Dick said he
wanted "to be able to ride my
horse down to a little store and.
get a doughnut and paper" and
enjoy himself. The realtors
showed them Rock Bluff Ranch
and as soon as they saw the
property they knew it was the..
right place. Today the Rock
Bluff Ranch has grown to 450
acres and offers horses and rid-
ers the most beautiful areas to
ride and learn more.
Now enters our Olympic
hopeful character. He is Tom
Noone and he is truly amazing.
Before Dick and Deborah set up
Rock Buff Ranch they had be-
come inspired by dressage rid-
ing and wanted to offer people
the opportunity to learn this dif-
ficult skill. They met Tom and
now they make a great team.
Tom is 32 years old and is the
Dressage Trainer at Rock Bluff
Ranch. He can be found there
four months of the year, during
our winter months, and comes
back once a month to teach a
two-day seminar. His list of ca-
reer highlights is longer than
most executive's resumes. Tom
is a trainer and instructor; he has
personally trained every horse
he has won competitions with.
Watching a dressage competi-
tion is mesmerizing. The horse
will "dance" and the rider never
seems to move. The horse is
judged on its physical ability,
strength and stamina. One type
of competition is set up so that
the horse does not pre-learn a
routine, it is set to music and the
rider will instruct the horse on
what steps to make by subtle
muscle movements in his legs
and seat. Throughout the com-
petition it is the responsibility of
the rider to .remember what he
must tell the horse to do, for in-
stance six of one step, four of
another step. During the com-
petitions the rider and horse
may be asked to do very diffi-
cult moves as well as basic
moves that one would learn
when starting training. They do
this to test both rider and horse
on how well they remember
their teachings. I had the op-
portunity to watch a video of
Tom competing and the horse
and rider truly must work to-
gether and concentrate so'much
that it reminded me of a gym-
nast. But what impressed me
most was that where a gymnast
can rehearse to the point of al-
most being on auto-pilot, the art
of dressage requires the constant
attention of both horse and
Tom Noone began competing
at age three. His parents had
had him on horses since he was
an infant. His parents loved to
pleasure-ride and so they just
put Tom in a baby harness and
rode whenever. He grew up in
New England and at the age of
15 he started spending his
summers in Germany where he
studied under Joahan Hinne-
man, who was the World Dres-

sage Champion at the time. He
studied in Germany every sum-
mer until he graduated high
school. Tom's mother was al-
ways active in his training and
competing. She was so active
in the Dressage competitions
that the United States Dressage
Federation said she was "one of
the top 20 of the most influen-
tial people in dressage." It was
while Tom was in his teens
when she invited Dr. Volker
Moritz from Germany to judge a
competition she was setting up.
Dr. Moritz was so impressed by
Tom's abilities and strong po-
tential that he agreed to help
train Tom. Dr. Moritz not only
judges competitions, but he also
trains the judges of these com-
petitions so to have a man of he
stature mentoring Tom was a
tremendous influence.
Dr. Volker Moritz will be
visiting the Bell area in March
to work more with Tom. He has
even declined judging jobs on
the East Coast of the United
States so as not to have a con-
flict of interest with his con-
tinuing training of Tom. One of
Tom's lifetime goals is to ride
in the Olympic Games in 2007.
I must say he is doing every-
thing he can to achieve this
goal. Tom jokes in saying he
only works half a day, 12 hours.
He trains six or seven days a
week and stays focused on his
goal, the 2006 World Equestrian
Games and then the Olympics.
The Tarantinos hope that

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Dick Tarantino feeds one of the many buffalo that make their
home at Rock Bluff Ranch in Gilchrist County.

anyone who would like to learn
more about dressage or their
ranch and Tom Noone will call
them at (386) 935-0162. They
also have information about the
local Arredondo Dressage Club.

New Recreational
Opportunities On
Mined Phosphate
The Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion (FWF), along with the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and other
conservation organizations,
partnered to find new and better
managed recreational opportu-

nities for users of Off-Road-
Vehicles (ORVs) as well as
trails for biking, walking, hik-
ing, wildlife viewing, horseback
riding, and access for hunting
and fishing on these previously
mined industrial lands. FWF
and others will seek funding by
the legislature in 2005 which
will allow these efforts to con-

"Too much stress especially
stress that is not relieved by
times of rest and renewal can
harm us physically, mentally
and spiritually...
Archibald Hart

Former Gilchrist
Property Appraiser
Prevails In Court
Case Involving Ayers,
Lessor, LLC Waiver
To Pay 2003 Ad
Valorem Taxes
(Continued from Page One)
originally paid for the six
nursing homes.
"The Circuit Judge agreed
with my decision that the Ayers
Nursing Home and
Rehabilitation Center was not
totally exempt from Ad
Valorem taxes. They had
applied to be exempt from real
estate taxes," Harrison
"In my 39 years as Property
Appraiser, I actually went to
circuit court two times, one was.
a homestead case and the other
was this one involving the
Ayers nursing home. The
courts upheld my decisions in
both cases. The homestead
case was upheld by the district
courts," Harrison explained.


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