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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: December 1, 2005
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 73 Years


Vol. 75 -No. 33


Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393
ojtsirhclig urnal @bellsouth.net


Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 1, 2005


Price 50O


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$20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 Other Areas
Of Florida, $28.00 Out of State


Bell Christmas Parade Saturday At 2:00 P.M. Purse Snatching Suspect Joseph
Santa Claus will be at Depot beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sims Is Charged With Robbery


Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It's
Christmas time in the City. Not
only is it Christmas time, it's
now parade time! The day has
finally arrived. We have waited
and waited and it's finally here.
Here is a schedule of the day's
events:
Saturday, December 3, 2005;
Arts and Crafts 8:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m.; the Bell Middle High
PTA Cookie Walk; Santa ap-
pears from 11:00 a.m. until pa-
rade time and photos will be
available with Ms. Joyce Phil-
man; Live Music from 10:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with Phil-
man Family Band; Parade Line-
Up begins at 1:00 p.m.; the pa-
rade begins at 2:00 p.m.; Pres-
entation of trophies-
immediately following parade;
Stocking winner announcement
and photos taken of the winners.
All of these events will be lo-
cated at the train depot area.
Mr. & Ms. Silver Bell will
represent the City of Bell in the
parade.
You won't want to miss a
minute of this full schedule!
There is no parade entry fee and
no vendor fee. Any last minute
entries need to call or e-mail
bellcliirsistmaparade@yahoo.co
m so we can make sure you're
on the list. There is no more
time for applications to be
mailed in or out.
There will be booths of all
sorts, food vendors and a new
stop...the Bell Middle High
PTA Cookie Walk. You can
shop until you find just the right
item to fill your Christmas gift
wish list. When you get tired,


Santa Claus listens to a wish a little boy is giving him for
Christmas. Santa will be at the Bell Depot on Saturday
for photos and to listen to children's Christmas wishes.
Photo by Joyce Philman.


you can take a short break, hang
out and listen to the Philman
Band's music while you snack
on a treat from one of the ven-
dors. A sweet treat like cotton
candy, caramel apples, and
drinks of all types will certainly
do the trick. When you finish
off the snack you'll probably
want to swing into the Train
Depot office and whisper a se-


cret that is meant only for Santa
himself. Be sure to smile at the
camera while you're there. On
your way out you can take an-
other walk through the booths
and pick up information from
local organizations and watch
demonstrations from long ago.
Be sure to end with a walk
through the Cookie Walk....
purchase a cookie tin and then


Dudley Farm To Have Cane

Grinding And Syrup Making

December 3


fill it with cookies which is
great for getting or giving.
Shhhh...there is another se-
cret that even Santa doesn't
know...Mr. and Ms. Silver Bell
have been chosen and will rep-
resent the Town of Bell's 25th
Anniversary Parade by riding a
vehicle of their choice in the pa-
rade. You'll just have to keep
an eye out for them as they pass
you, make sure you wave...oh
yeah and give Santa a wink,
'cause he does know all your
secrets. He has been watching
and he knows the naughty and
nice.
The parade theme for 2005 is
Silver Bells, for the Silver An-
niversary so you'll certainly see
bells and silvery, shimmery col-
ors...it's going to be a sparkling
time to remember.
After the parade, please join
us on the front lawn of the De-
pot Station as we announce the
float winners, the bike contest
winner, the best-dressed horse
winner and the best-decorated
golf cart winner. We'll draw the
name of the winner of the over
4-foot stocking on display at
Scaffs. It's huge, full of toys,
it's valued at $100.00, and it's
free for the lucky someone who
will take it home right then.
You must be present to win.
You make the day a suc-
cess...celebrate the winners
with us by coming to the an-
nouncement of awards and
cheering tfiem on, immediately
following the parade.
When the last picture is taken,
,stop and rest for a few, take a
short nap and get ready for the
last event of the day...the
beauty pageant sponsored by the
Bell High Junior class. Sit and
relax, as you enjoy the beauty of
the season in a different
light... in pretty dresses on the
stage at ol' Bell High. The view
(Continued to Page Eighteen)


And Abuse To The Elderly


A Trenton man was charged
with robbery and abuse of an
elderly person when he
snatched the purse from the
woman's shoulder while she
was walking home on
November 22.
Joseph Allen Sims, Jr., 18,
of Trenton, was reported to
have been riding his bicycle
along NE Third Street when he
was reported to have snatched a
purse from Mrs. Patricia Yost.
Trenton Police Chief Billy
Smith reported that Mrs. Yost's
arm was caught in the strap of
the purse and she was pulled to
the pavement during the
incident. Mrs. Yost suffered
severe injury during the incident
and was transported to an area
hospital where she was treated.
An individual near the scene
witnessed the incident and tried
to follow the suspect as he
turned around and headed
toward Northwest Trenton. The
witness called 911 and Chief
Smith responded to the scene.
The witness reported the
suspect riding his bicycle into
Northwest Trenton. The suspect
rode by a group of individuals
standing along the street. The
individuals reported seeing Jo
Jo Sims ride his bicycle by them
just moments before, traveling
west. Chief Smith contacted the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for assistance before
traveling to the Sims' residence.
Chief Smith, upon walking up
to the residence, witnessed Sims
running away. The Trenton
Police Chief reported that Sims
ran through a wooded area
where he disposed of a purse
reported to have been Mrs.
Yost's. Sims was also reported
to have discarded an estimated
$69 in currency while he was


Joseph A. Sims, Jr.


running from the scene.
Gilchrist County Sheriff
Deputy Acker responded along
with Chief Montgomery to the
scene to assist in the tracking of
the suspect. As Deputy Acker
was walking by an abandoned
house, he saw a tennis shoe
sticking out from under the
house. When he told the suspect
to come out from under the
house, the suspect once again
tried to outrun the officers.
Deputy Acker then began the
chase of Sims and ran the
suspect down. Sims was
arrested by Chief Smith and
transported to the Gilchrist
County Jail. There were seven
officers representing the
Trenton -Police Department,
Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office and Florida Highway
Patrol involved in the
apprehending of Joseph Sims.
Chief Smith questioned
Sims regarding the incident in
the Gilchrist County Jail. At
that time Sims told the Police
Chief that he has a drug
problem and the incidents were
in relation to support his drug


problem.
Sims told the Police Chief
that he was aware of and
possibly involved in four other
incidents that involved purse
snatchings and possible battery
on residents in Trenton.
Sims reported being
involved in the purse snatching
of a woman on October 31 after
the resident left Best Drugs in
Trenton.
Sims also indicated that he
and an unidentified suspect
were involved in the beating of
Trenton resident Gray
Schofield.
Chief Smith explained that
Sims also made him aware of
two other incidents where
purses were taken from
vehicles.
Sims was charged with 2
counts of Robbery by Sudden
Snatching, a second-degree
felony. He was also charged
with 1 count of Abuse of the
Elderly involving Mrs. Yost.
Sims first appeared before
Judge Fd...ardl Philmjn on
W ednesi~,, No.. ci-iil.u-" 23.
Judge Philman sentenced the
Trenton resident to a $90,000
bond involving the three
charges. Sims remained in the
custody of the Gilchrist County
Jail on Tuesday, November 29.


Three Hunting
Accidents
In Four Days Mar
Deer Season
The general gun hunting sea-
son started less than two weeks
ago and already investigators
from the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(Continued to Page Eighteen)


On December 3, Dudley Farm
Historical State Park will again
be the social hub of the
Jonesville area of Alachua
County, as the farm was for
much of the early part of the
20th century. Farmed continu-
ously by the Dudley family
from the 1880s through 1983,
Dudley Farm was donated to the
state for use as a Historical State
Park in 1996 and has been open
to the public since 2000. The
farm continues to be operated
using the methods employed by
the Dudleys and all of the
buildings are maintained as they
were during the middle part of
the century allowing visitors
that include many classes of
school children to experience a
way of life from another era.
The first Saturday in Decem-
ber is the 15th annual Fall Gath-
ering for Sugar Cane Grinding
and Maple Syrup Making at
Dudley Farm. From the grind-
ing of the cane in the early
morning through the boiling of
the syrup during the middle of
the day, to the bottling and
selling of the syrup in mid-
afternoon, visitors to the farm
can observe the process used by
the Dudleys for decades to con-
vert their. sugar cane crop to
syrup. As visitors wander about
the farm, with its 18 buildings
built in the late 19th and early
20th centuries of heart of pine
harvested from the farm, they
will learn how the Dudleys
farmed, cooked, did laundry,
and in general maintained their
family in an earlier time and ex-
perience the slower pace of life
before electricity and motorized
vehicles.
lI addition to the cane grind-
ing and syrup making the fes-
tive Fall Gathering offers op-
portunity to observe


demonstrations of skills needed
to farm as the Dudleys did, in-
cluding coppering, corn grind-
ing, black smithing, basket
making and other skills. Visi-
tors can try their own skill with
a cross-cut saw and learn to
make items including dolls and
mops from corn shucks. Horse-
drawn wagon rides to the farm-
stead will be available at no
charge. Kate Barnes, a well-
known local artist, will be on
location painting during the day
and will offer paintings of the
farm for sale with proceeds go-
ing to the Friends of Dudley
Farm, sponsors of the event and
supporters of the work of the
park.
The cheerful atmosphere of
the farm and syrup making are
echoed in other areas of the
park. Products from Dudley
Farm, including corn meal,
grits, cane syrup and sweet po-
tatoes, will be available for sale.
Members of a group of volun-
teers who teach and practice
domestic skills of the period
will also be selling their prod-
ucts including rag rugs and corn
shuck dolls. Food and home-
made desserts may be purchased
to eat on the picnic tables near
the Visitor Center.
Over the years the Fall Gath-
ering for Cane Day has also in-
cluded, as it will this year, an
auction with items reminiscent
of the period and is scheduled to
begin at 1:00 p.m.
The Fall Gathering for Cane
Grinding and Syrup Making be-
gins at 9:00 a.m. and admission
and parking are free. Trans-
portation from the parking area
to the farmstead will be avail-
able for the disabled via tram.
Dudley Farm Historical State
(Continued to Page Eighteen)


Gilchrist County
Farm Bureau To
Have Booth At Bell
Christmas Parade
Gilchrist County Farm Bu-
reau will be having their activi-
ties this year by sponsoring a
booth at the Bell Christmas Pa-
rade celebration on December
3rd, 2005. Local Farm Bureau
board members and staff will be
giving away free samples of
Florida Farm Bureau Peanuts.
Please come by and register for
the drawing of a free smoked
turkey.

Bell To Hold
Municipal Election
December 6
Gilchrist County Supervisor
of Elections, Susan J. Bryant,
reported that the Town of Bell
will hold an election Tuesday,.
December 6 to elect council
members in Group 1 and 2.
On Friday, November 4, at
5:00 p.m., when the qualifying
closed, four candidates had
qualified to seek office.
In Group 1, the incumbent
Iris Roberts will be seeking
another term to the council.
Ramona Kirkland has qualified
to seek the council seat in
Group 1
In Group 2, the incumbent
Rick Carnley, has qualified to
seek another term to this office.
Ray Sanders, a former town
council member, is seeking
public office after retiring from
the Post Office.
The election will be held
Tuesday, December 6, from 7:00
a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Bell
Community Center at 1180 NE
Main Street.


Suwannee River McGriff Channel Project

Receives An Additional $450K In Funding

Reprint from -

Terri Langford Staff Writer .' .-- -
Congressman Allen Boyd .
recently announced an
additional $450,000 has been
allocated to the dredging of the -:
McGriff Channel out of --
Suwannee River's West Pass. '
Congressman Boyd was able to -
identify the appropriation .-:;
through the 2006 Conference '.-'. -'
Report of the Energy and Water .
Development Appropriation Act "
legislation.A .- .'., '1 t
The dredging of the 2.5 mile .1 |,
McGriff Channel from the (.flu. nt. -.I.7ig. *
Suwannee River to the Gulf of
Mexico was originally designed
and proposed to be completed a .l ', ,9
for $2-million in 2002. While | "' i ~ '
the initial funding was sufficient ,' .
for the entire project three years
ago, cost have increased and'-. t ''s
additional funding was I' .
necessary, Congressman Boyd ./.' W"-'r
explained. Congressman Boyd /* '.
as a member of the House -' "i,'
Appropriations Committee was ''' 'Io
able to secure the necessary" '/,: _-" ""*e
funding to complete this project. -,',-- .. .-- ,
"This is an important '. X
development for the people of j'
Dixie County," Congressman "
Boyd explained. The additional '- .
revenue will help to begin the '
dredging project, a project that
has been a long time coming." I :
want to thank the community L \ ..') "- ".-
for their patience. It is through 6 r : -.. .- -
their support that the dredging 0 4,00 9, P '
of the McGriff Channel will L6l L. J I -;
come to fruition, Boyd
explained. The above map displays the proposed spoilage site and pipeline route for the McGriff
Those who have worked Channel dredging project.
(Continued to Page Eighteen)







THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005


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EDITOR, PUBLISHER AND OWNER

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POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
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John's

Comments
By: John M. Ayers
This past weekend was a
true Thanksgiving for our
family as we all gathered at the
hunting camp at Magnolia, near
Cedar Key.
The food is always good
when. we eat at the hunting
camp; I really don't know if it is
because I am just hungrier or if
it is just the atmosphere.
Cindy Jo's brother Mike
traditionally prepares barbecue
pork on an open fire. I look
forward to the barbecue pork
because it always tastes better
than turkey. Cindy Jo's mother
baked a turkey and it too was
good, but I prefer the pork to
the traditional Thanksgiving
turkey. I'm just a fan of grilled
pork.
In the past I have deep-fried
a turkey. This too is a good way
to cook a turkey and give the
family a different taste than the
traditional baked bird. There
\were a number of family.
members that asked about the
fried turkey. I explained that I
%.ill fry one for Christmas
dinner \when the family comes
itoPr house for lunch.
On Thursday evening. \when
wd"'returned to the camp from


hunting in the afternoon, Mike
and Alan announced that they
had oysters which we would
steam over an open fire. I'm a
seafood nut, but when someone
mentioned food on Thursday
afternoon, I was still full from
lunch. Later on Thursday
evening, we put the oysters on
the piece of tin and we all
enjoyed eating them until we
were stuffed again.
On Friday morning we went
to our tree stands in hopes of
seeing some wildlife. I went to
one of the more popular places
thinking I would see some deer
and turkeys.
Just before 8:00 a.m., as I
was beginning to consider
getting up. and going to breakup
food plots, a single turkey hen
came walking up on the
hammock from the slough. This
single turkey was very cautious
as most hens usually are. She
would take two or three steps
before. stopping and looking all
around. I was.,sitting still in a
lock-on stand 20 feet in the air.
A few minuteslater a group of
four doe and yearlings came
walking up out of the slough
from the same direction where
the turkeN had come from. The
deer %walked right do%\n the path
in single file headed in the


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By Cindy Jo Ayers
Last week a good friend sent
over this Southern Sign and I
have to tell you it's full of some
pretty funny stuff.
I'm a crawfish and it pretty
much fits me. Read your sign
and see if it fits as well.

What's Your Southern Sign?
Some of us Southerners are
pretty skeptical .of horoscopes;
and the people that read them.
If we are to ever fully under-
stand all the star signs and the
people they represent, we need
symbols that all true Southern-
ers understand: See the list be-


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GILCHIST

Remembers When.


low...

OKRA (December 22 -
January 20) Are tough on the
outside but tender on the inside.
Okras have tremendous influ-
k ence. An older Okra can look
back over his life and see the
seeds of his influence every-
where. You can do something
good each day if you try..
CHITLIN (January 21 0
February 19) Chitlins come
from humble backgrounds. A
Chitlin, however, will make
something of himself if he is
motivated and has lots season-
ing. In dealing with Chitlins, be
careful they may surprise you.
They can erupt like Vesuvius.
Chitlins are best with Catfish
and Okra.
BOLL WEEVIL (February 20
March 20) You have an
overwhelming curiosity.
You're unsatisfied with the sur-
face of things, and you feel the
need to bore deep into the inte-
rior of everything. Needless to
say, you are very intense and
driven as if you had some inner
hunger. You love to stay busy
and tend to work too much.
Nobody in their right mind is
going to marry you, so don't
worry about it.
MOON PIE (March 21 -
April 20) You're the type that
spends a lot of time on the front
porch. A cinch to recognize the
physical appearance of Moon
Pies. Big and round are the key
words here. You should marry
anybody you can get remotely
interested in the idea. It's not
going to be easy. You always
have a big smile aid are happy.
this might be the year to think
about aerobics. Maybe not.


-POSSUM (April 21 May
S. 21) When confronted with
life's difficulties, possums have
a marked tendency to withdraw
... and develop a don't-bother-me-
S- e about-it attitude. Sometimes
m* ou become s: vwithdra n, peo-
S- pie actually think y,9pu'rF dead.,
.- Ths strategy is probably riot
S .. psychologically healthy 'but
seems to work for you. You are
a rare breed. Most folks love to
*. watch you work and play. You
are a night' person and mind
your own business.
S CRAWFISH (May 22 June
21) Crawfish is a water sign. If
you work in an office, you're
.- hanging around the water
cooler. Crawfish prefer the
beach to the mountains, the pool
to the golf course, and the
bathtub to the living room. You
- tend not.to be particularly at-
* tractive physically, but you have.


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Lottery Numbers
Wednesday,
November 23
Lotto Drawing:
6-18-21-23-35-36
No winner of the $3
million jackpot,

5-DigitWinners:
55 at $5,465'

4-Digit Winners:
3,583 at $68

3-Digit Winners:
72,921 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing-
5-2-5-4

Cash 3 Drawing:
6-9-5

Saturday,
November 26
Lotto Drawing:
6-19-37-49-51-53
No winner of the $6
million jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
45 at $8,601.50

4-Digit Winners:
3,740 at $84

S3-Digit Winners:'
75,649 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:
3-8-6-4

Cash 3 Drawing:
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Trenton Woman's Club members in the 1970's. From left to
right Ethel Bagley, Virginia Lancaster, Edna Turner and
Elma Roberts.


very, very good heads.
COLLARDS (June 22 July
,23) Collards have a genius for
communication. They love to
get in the melting pot of life and
share their essence with the es-
sence of those around them.
Collards make good social
workers, psychologists, and
baseball managers. As far as
your personal life goes, if you
are Collards, stay away from
Crawfish. It just won't work.
Save yourself a lot of heartache.
CATFISH (July 24 August
23) Catfish are traditionalists in
matters of the heart, although
one's whiskers may cause
problems for loved ones. You
Catfish are never easy people to
understand. You run fast. You
work and play hard. Even
though you prefer the muddy
bottoms to the clear surface of
life, you are liked by most.
Above all else, Catfish should
stay away from Moon Pies.
GRITS (August 24 Septem-
ber 23) Your highest aim is to
be with others like yourself.
SYou like to huddle together with
a big crowd of other Grits. You
love to travel though, so maybe
you should think about joining a
Club. Where do you like to go?
Anywhere they have cheese,
Sgravy, bacon, butter, or eggs
and a good time. If.you cango
Somewhere where they have all
these things that serve you well.
You are pure in heart.
BOILED PEANUTS (Sep-
tember 24 October 23) You
have a passionate desire to help
your fellow man. Unfortu-
nately, those who know you.
best, your friends and loved
ones, may find that your per-
sonality is much too salty, and
their criticism will affect you
.deeply because you are really
much softer than you' appear.
You should go right ahead and
marry anybody you want to be-
cause in a certain way, yours is
a charmed life. On the road of
life, you can be sure that people


will always pull over and stop
for you.
BUTTER BEAN (October 24
- November 22) Always invite
a Butter Bean to a party because
Butter Beans get along well
with everybody. You, as a
Butter Bean, should be proud.
You've grown on the vine of
life, and you feel at home no
matter what the setting. You
can sit next to anybody. How-
ever, you, too, shouldn't have
anything to do with Moon Pies.
ARMADILLO (November 23
- December 21) You have a
tendency to develop a tough
exterior, but you are actually
quite gentle and kind inside. A
good evening for you old
friends, a fire, some roots, fruit,
worms, and insects. You are a
throwback. You're not con-
cerned with today's fashions
and trends. You're not con-
cerned with anything about to-
day. You're almost prehistoric
in your interests and behavior
patterns. You probably want to
marry another Armadillo, but a
Possum is another somewhat
kinky mating possibility.

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1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 egg whites
.1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Combine'first 3 ingredients in
a 3-quart saucepan; cook over
low heat, ,stirring constantly,
until sugar dissolves. Cover
and cook over medium heat 2 to
3 minutes to wash down sugar
crystals from sides of pan. Un-
cover and cook over medium
heat, without stirring, to hard
ball stage (260). Remove from
heat.
Beat egg whites in a large
mixing bowl at high speed of an
electric mixer until stiff peaks


To Be A Friend Of Jesus
(Kent Heaton)


Someone who is a friend is a person who is attached
to another by affection or,esteem. This includes a
respect for the character of the person befriended. Jesus
said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). The
relationship of friends is a bond of allegiance and
fondness that allows a willing heart to be faithful to the
other. Friendship is an emotion, a respect, a love and
desire to please the one befriended. Our relationship
with Jesus Christ is founded upon our friendship with
Him regarding His will, His truth and His commands.
"Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command
you" (John 15:14).
Disciples of Christ have an emotional tie with Him.
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you;
abide in my love" (John 15:9). This is where our
affection to Him derives its power. God loved us so
much that He gave His Son that we might be saved
(John 3:16). We esteem Christ as our friend because He
willingly died for us (John 10:18). Our respect for
Jesus is seen in our willingness to please Him in every
way. This finds itself in keeping Hfs commandments.
"Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what
I tell you" (Luke 6:46)? To be a friend of Jesus is to
desire to follow His commands, His wishes, His plans,
His will. The wise man wrote, "Iron sharpens iron; so
a man sharpens the countenance of his friend"
(Proverbs 27:17). The will of Jesus sharpens our
character by His presence. We seek to please Him in
every way because He is our friend.
Moses was called a friend of God (Exodus 33:11)
because Moses sought to obey God in every way. He
respected God enough to show God respect and honor.
"Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him
for righteousness; and he was called the friend of
God" (James 2:23). "By faith Abraham obeyed when
he was called to go out to a place which he was to
receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not
knowing where he was to go" (Hebrews 11:8). What
set Abraham apart from other men is that he obeyed the


The character of a friend will lend itself to being a
faithful servant of Jesus Christ. "A friend loves at all
times, and a brother is born for adversity" (Proverbs
17:17). Our fidelity to Jesus Christ will never falter and
we will love Him more even in the face of hardship.
"A man that has friends must show himself friendly;
and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother"
(Proverbs 18:24). To be a friend of Jesus we must be a
friend to Jesus. Friendship is a two-way street. That
great hymnal, "What a Friend We Have In Jesus"
should also be sung with the understanding that He is
our friend because we are doing His commandments.
True friendship is a relationship that will endure even
in the face of difficult times. Our friendship with Jesus
grows each day no matter the nature of our walk. Those
who were tortured, stoned, sawn in two, tempted, slain
with the sword (Hebrews 11:35-38) were steadfast
friends of Jesus Christ. We cannot be fair weather
friends who will deny Jesus at the drop of a'hat. Our
companionship with the Lord is intertwined through
the bond of love and, devotion. No man can be a friend
of the Lord without enduring the onslaught of Satan
and his forces of evil. To be a friend of Jesus is to stand
tall in the battle that is waged against those who oppose
the Father (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
We cannot be a friend of Jesus and be a friend of the
world. James declares, "Do you not know that
friendship with the world is enmity with God?
Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God" (James 4:4). Many
people believe they can be a friend of the devil and be
a friend of God. One cannot have an affection for the
lust of the world (1 John 2:15-17) and have an affection.
for the pure character of Jesus Christ. "No one can
serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and
love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and
despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon"
(Matthew 6:24).
What a friend we have in Jesus. Can he say of you,
"What a friend I have in....."?


will of God.


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email kerux@bellsouth.net


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Character Council

Spreads "Character

Shine"


Diane Rondolet helped man the Character Council's booth at
Down Home Days. She is shown with some participants at
the Kids Corner.


Character Council
Spreading good character is
like spreading sunshine all over
the place. People can't help but
smile when one is courteous and
attentive or diligent and helpful
or gentle and wise. These are
qualities, to name a few, among
the 49 different moral character
traits which the Character
Council promotes within our
county.


There was such a day recently
to spread "character shine" and
that was at the game booth dur-
ing the Down Home Days" fes-
tival. Everyone who played
"Three Ring Toss" was a winner
whether in toting off a bottle of
soda pop or being handed a fist
full of bubble gum. It truly was
a fun day!
Carl and Geneva Cornwell, as
well as Diane Rondolet and her
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Democrats To Meet
December 6
Gilchrist County Democrats
will hold an organizational
meeting on Tuesday, December
6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the
County Commission Meeting
Room, 210 S. Main Street in
Trenton. All registered Democ-
rats residing in Gilchrist County
are urged to attend.
The purpose of the meeting is
to organize for the campaign
year soon upon us. Officers
will be elected and meeting
schedules will be discussed.
There is a need to fill many pre-
cinct committee positions
around the county; one man and
one woman from each precinct.
So all residents with an interest
in the very important upcoming
elections should attend and con-
sider serving. The duties need
not be extensive or demanding
but interested people are needed
to take part.
The meeting will probably
last only an hour so as to make
it easy for people to attend.
For further information con-
tact DeWayne Yates at 463-
6670. Go to the web site at
www.GilchristDemocrats.org.

Emma Silva from Old Town,
manned the booth. Even the
wee ones, of four years of age
and under, came to the booth
paying their .50 cents for three
rings and were given a "handi-
cap" by being allowed to "cross
the line" and try ringing a bottle
of pop. What an expression of
joy on the faces of each young
person who. came and demon-
strated their skill.
This is the third year that the
Character Council has spon-
sored the booth and it's gotten
to the point that the children
who come to the "Kids Corner"
at the festival simply expect to
see the "Three Ring Toss." The
Council sponsors the booth not
only to put a little more funds'
into its treasury but also to show
passersby what character is all
about. Even putting up the can-
opy beforehand requires good
character! There were lots of
smiles, patience and duct tape
too!
The Council wishes to extend
an 'outstretched hand of grati-
tude io ,:. l ihe huilne-se.e and"
individuals who contributed in
helping to make the day a suc-
cess, Thank you one and all.
Even though 2005 Down
Home Days is now a thing of
the past, it is always good each
day to shine with good character
as we consistently display it in
such a way as to joyfully ex-
press to others that our county is
not only a community of friends,
but a community of character as
well.


From The
Bookshelves
Of The Bell
Library

William Mayne is considered
one of the great writers for
young people. All The 'Kings.
Men creates worlds that 'are at
once familiar and tangible. But
beware, for here you will find
that fairies are in control and,
imperious and whimsical, they
can be outwitted only by a
child's courage. "This is a rare
thing in children's fiction and
should be celebrated wherever it
is found."
Once again Jude Deveraux's
deft hand and loving vision
conjure up a novel full of sur-
prise and dehghts, in a stor. that
will warm all hearts and make
us believe in a power of mira-
cles, large and small. The
Blessing is a tale for all, season's
and a love story to remember
always.
Come by Saturday, December
3rd during our annual Bell
Christmas Parade book sale.
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Gilchrist
County
Community
Corner And
Calendar
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
Thursday, December 1:
Trenton Elementary School
Drama, 2:45 p.m. Bell Ele-
mentary School Family Read-
ing, 2:45 p.m., Compass Lab.
Trenton MSG/MSB Basketball
vs. Lafayette County, 4:00 p.m.,
Mayo. Bell High School Drama
II Rehearsal, 2:00 p.m., Audito-
rium; Christmas Pageant Re-
hearsal, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium.
Friday, December 2: Tren-
ton Elementary Santa's Gift
Shop Opens. Trenton
MSG/JVG/VG/VB vs.
Chiefland, 4:00 p.m., Chiefland.
Bell MSB/JVB/VB Basketball
vs. The Rock, 4:00 p.m.,
Saturday, December 3: Bell
Christmas Parade, 1:00 p.m.,
Christmas Pageant, 6:00 p.m:,
Auditorium.
Monday, December 5:
Trenton Elementary School
Drama, 2:45 p.m.;
Hines/Langford Grade 3 Orna-
ment Exchange and Supper,
6:00 p.m.; Sign Language for
Grades 1-3, 2:45 p.m; Assigned
Classes Visit Santa Gift Shop
Throughout Week; Trenton
JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Fort
White, 4:00 p.m., Trenton.
Bell Drama II Rehearsal, 2:00
p.m., Auditorium; Drama Mid-
dle School Play Rehearsal, 3:15
p.m., Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 6:
Trenton Elementary Accelerated
Reader, 5:00 p.m., Drama, 2:45
p.m.; Half of Grade 1 Visits
Nursing Home; Safety Patrol
Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m.;
Santa Gift Shop Open to Par-
ents/Students, 5:00 p.m. Tren-
ton Middle/High Spelling Bee,
9:00 a.m., Auditorium;
MSG/MSB Basketball vs. Ste-
inhatchee, 4:00 p.m., Trenton;'
FFA Sub-Districts, BHS. Bell
Drama II Rehearsal, 2:00 p.m.,
Auditorium; Drama. High
School Play Rehearsal, 3:15
p.m., Auditorium.;
JVB/JVB/VG/VB Basketball
vs. Lafayette County, 3:30 p.m.,
Mayo..
Wednesday, December 7.:
Trenton Elementar) Sign Lan-
guage for Grades 3-5, 2:45
p.m.; Drama, 2:45 p.m. Bell
Drama II Rehearsal, 2:00 p.m.,
Auditorium.

Suwannee Valley
Leagues Board Of
Directors Cancels
December Meeting
The Suwannee Valley
Leagues Board of Directors De-
cember monthly board meeting
has been canceled due to the
holidays.


Down Home Days was a suc-
cess for our club. Much appre-
ciation goes out to all who
baked and to those who helped
man the booth. We sold


Bluegrass Pickin' At
Trenton Train Depot
Set For December 3
Saturday, December 3, at
6:00 p.m, is the date and time
set for the Suwannee Valley
Bluegrass monthly pickin'. At
6:00 p.m. various Bluegrass
bands will begin playing, so
bring your band and come and
hear some of the best Bluegrass
in North Florida.
Don't forget to bring your
lawnchairs and enjoy great
Bluegrass music from 6:00 p.m.
until. Oh, there is plenty of
room to sit'around *and jam so.
you might want to bring your
old flat top or banjo or'whatever
you play and sit around and
pick. Come on out and enjoy a
great night of good ol' time fun.
If you have any questions
please call 800-990-5410 or
352-284-0668 and ask for
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scrumptious pies that were a big
hit! Our history book, Gilchrist
County, Its History and Its Peo-
ple was also a favorite. A lot of
copies were sold but there are a
few left that will be on sale at
the Bell Parade. So if you are
planning on giving them as
Christmas gifts don't hesitate.
Our raffle for a framed,
Pounded Flower picture is on-
going and will be drawn at our
Christmas Dinner on December
8. All members who wish to
attend, please fill out the form
you received in the mail and
send it in to Diana Harrison by
November 30. As this is a ca-
tered affair, it is essential that


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IkL Christmas Angel"
King, Queen, And Baby Pageant
Friday Dec. 16th at 7:00 P.M.
at The Bell Community Center


we have an accurate number of
those attending. There will be a
Silent Auction and if you would
like to donate something to it,
please bring it with you on the
day. Also don't forget to bring
your unwrapped gift for the An-
gel Program and make a child
happy this Christmas.
Oonagh DeNezza
Publicity Chairperson


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Shown are Margie Grant and Sharon Bard manning the booth for the Gilchrist
County Woman's Club at Down Home Days.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005


Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Thomas


and J(r s. bonnie J1Aomas

,76 e fera/e 60/o

12niversar/


The children of Lofinie and
Effie "Sis" Thomas invite all'
friends and relatives to come
join in celebrating their parent's
60th anniversary.
The gathering will be held
Saturday, December 10, 2005,


at Doyle's home, NW 298th
Street. A fried fish lunch will
be served at noon. Covered
dishes are optional. Call 386-
454-2746 for additional direc-


Trenton Church of God
Welcomes you to come worship with us
Sunday School 1600 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 11:0Q a.m.
Evening Praise & Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00p.m.

Phone 463-6543
www.geocities.com/churciofgod trenton fla



Trenton United

SMethodist Church

1 9130 ani-Siliday School
,.. 11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study,
SNursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton

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


We Welcome You To

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC),
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School ...... ... 9:45 am
Morni Worship .... .................. 11 am
Evening W worship ............... ............ 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
Adult Bible Srudy, Children, & Youth... 7:pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton. Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151'
.. \\w\.pebcfl.com
Bro. Greg pouglas, Pastor.
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School,'Bible Study\.. ..............9:15 AM
Morning Wlorship Service..................10:30 AM
.Children's Church.......................... 10:30AM,
Evening I Vorship Ser ice........................... 6:00 PA.
IWednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship .....................7:00 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services -


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH

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

Sunday School..................... 10:00AM
Morning Worship...................11:00 AM
Evening Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Pra) er/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Web. ww~vw.ForMinistry.com/USFLSOBCOPBC 1


Social &
Personal
Happy birthday wishes to
Elizabeth Akers, Janet Lang-'
ford, Pam Landis, Eric Chesser,
Donna Pealer, Gary Sache, and
Felicia Whiten on December 1;
to J.C. Clark, Scotty Davidson,
and Oliver Munn on December
2; to Eldon Langford, Kathy
Layfield, Mary Smith, Brenda
Wilkerson, Tadd Roberts, and
Darlene Smith on December 3;
to Hugh Sanders, Glinda
Burnett, Garry Kirby, Nannie
Mock, and Kristina Bush Castor
on December 4; to Art Brown,
Ashlee Aylor, Carlton Milton,
Clif Bradley, and Gilbert
Calonge, Jr. on December 5; to
Ella Langford, Ruby Townsend,
Bridget Copeland, Candy Wig-
gins, and Pamela Lord on De-
cember 6; and to Ryan Deen,
Gerry Newton, Cindy Chesser,
Emily Juliano, Holly Smith,
Dan Taylor, and Courtney
Gaylord on December 7.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. Kenrick Thonas
on December 1; and to Mr. and
Mrs. J.T. Beck 'and Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Munn on December
5.


Marriage
Applications Filed In
Gilchrist County
Frank Brook Merritt, D.O.B.
3/2/62 and Billy Jo Cox, D.O.B.
10/19/64, both of Branford,
Florida.
John Min Ayers, IIL, D.O.B.
2/15/84 of Trenton, Florida, and
Lyndsay Lorraine Parrish,
D.O.B. 5/10/83, of Chiefland,
Florida.


Remember Our
Troops,
As residents of Gilchrist
County we are known for "Re-
membering. Our Troops" in a
very positive and, unashamedly,
public way. With that we must
not forget that the remembering
entails prayer for them as well.
One of the most powerful
parts of the armor of a soldier of
Christ is the weapon of prayer.
The list of names .below are
those Wiho ,re servinng on cti'e
duty in the military and \ho are
,either from Gilchrist County or
have a relative who resides here.
So please keep them in daily,
prayer as they actively defend
us from terrorism, for as we all
know. "'freedom is not free."
Kathy Arrington, Drew
Cheatum, Wayne Cheatnum.
Robert ,Dean, Chris Geiger
(Iraq), Jon Guzman (Afghani-
stan), Gary Hilliard, Steve Hil-
liard, Joe Hudson, Heather
Langston, Rob Long, Katie
Lovett, Jonathan Luchak, Gus
Mauldin, Michael Mayo, Evan
McQuistan, T.J. Miller, Mark
Milton, Allen Murray, Stephen
Reed, T.J. Rush, Matthew Rior-
dan, Donna Slayton, Donny
Slaton, James Slayton, Jeffrey
Solis,(Iraq), Justin Twigg (Iraq),
Nathan Twigg; Wesley Wilson
(Iraq), Kyle Worthington, and
Daniel Wood (Iraq).


Annual Veterans
Christmas Dinner
Planned For-
December 3
All area veterans are invited
to attend the Annual Veterans-
Christmas Dinner to be held in
' Cross City; on December 3. The
free 'dinner will be served at
1:00 p.m. The dinner will be
held at the DAV Chapter Home .
located at 125 NE 165th Avenue
(Veterans Road), Cross City,
Floridal '
This event is sponsored bh
DAV Chapter 63 and DAV
Auxiliary. Come on out and
meet your fellow veterans.

Cookie Walk At Bell
Christmas Parade
Want to have homemade
cookies for the holiday season
without even turning on your
oven? You're in luck. The.Bell
Middle High PTA will sponsor
a Cookie Walk at the "Club-
house" building located in the


1 CHURCH NEWS |


Bell Church Of God
To Have Benefit
Concert For Rev.
DeWayne Bowdoin
Bell Church of God will be
having a benefit concert on De-
cember 3 at the church. Pro-
ceeds from a love offering will
go to support Rev. DeWayne
Bowdoin who recently under-
went surgical treatment for can-
cer.
Brother Bowdoin is the for-
mer senior pastor of the Trenton
Church of God.
The concert will begin at 7:30
p.m. featuring The Singing Re-
flectsons of Trenton. For more
information please call Rev.
Dale Thigpen at 386-935-2006.


Old Town United
Methodist Church
Having Cookie And
Christmas Sale
December. 3
The great Cookie and Christ-
mas Sale is happening Decem-
ber 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. at, the Old Town United
Methodist Church.
Fill your cookie tins with de-
licious homemade cookies.
Tins are available on site. Do
your Christmas shopping while
you nibble on wonderful cook-
ies!
A fun time is guaranteed for
the whole family. For more in-
formation call 542-7954. The
church is located on Highway
19 and; 349, just north of the
Traffic light in Old Town.


Thousands Of
Floridians Converge
On High Springs For
A Walk Through
Bethlehem
Camels, donkeys, 'shepherds,
and merchants will inhabit
Alachua County this December
to create a life-size replica of
the ancient city of Bethlehem.
On December .10 and 11,
families. school groups. and
churches' from across the state
%ill flock to High Springs to
walk the streets of Bethlehem
Live! More than 85.000 people
have attended the annual reen-
actiient since it began in 1988.
"Walking through the gates of
Bethlehem, it \was as if we had
gone back in time. History,
came alive." said Debra Gomez
of Gainesville. Debra plans to
attend Bethlehem Live! this
year with her first grade class
from Cornerstone Academy. "It
is an unforgettable experience
for my students. It puts history
in context and helps them to
really understand the sights and
smells of the Old Testament."
The event, sponsored by Fel-
lowship Church. has become a
Christmas tradition for thou-
sands of Floridians. Event or-
ganizer Windy Bridges believes


Arts and Crafts area behind the
Train Depot on Saturday, De-
cember 3, 2005.
-What is it you ask? Simple,
just purchase a tin at the door.
then "walk" through the "cook-
ies" and fill your tin, just make
sure you can still put the top on
it. "There will be homemade
.cookies of all types so come
earl\ before they run out. It's as
simple as that, a Cookie Walk.
If you would like to help we
need cookies. Turn them in that
morning or drop off at the high
school or elementary school.
Just label it PTA. -We also need.
any tins that ou would like to
donate so we can recycle and
we need people to "man the
store" and buyers, lots and lots
of buyers!
What a great wa\ to support
our educational parent teacher
organization.. .with a sweet treat
that's perfect for getting or giv-
ing. Profits will be used for
school activities, honor recog-
Snition and scholarships. Help
'today...it's not a walk in the
park, it's a walk in the cookies.
Call Peggy Sue at (352) 463-
6367 for more information.


BETHEL BAPTIS' CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
es Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7.p.m.
SrYouth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
S Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A- Trenton, FL 32693
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Pastor e-mail: bethelit@bellsouth.net
Ralph Rodriguez www.backtobethel.org


this. year's event will set a new
standard. "Thanks to the com-
mitment of our congregation,
we've been able to make this
year's event possible. We are
excited to share with our com-
munity a glimpse into what the
first Christmas was like some
2,000 years ago."

Hardeetown Baptist
Church Announces
December Musical
Programs
Hardeetown Baptist Church
Kingdom Kidz will present the
musical, Operation Baby Jesus
on Sunday, December 11 at
10:30 am. Come celebrate as
the children re-tell the story of
the birth of Christ.
Hardeetown is located at
1404 NW 18th Avenue in
Chiefland or for more informa-
tion contact the church office at
493-4523.
Hardeetown Baptist Church
Sanctuary Choir and Youth
Drama Team will present the
musical, Emmanuel, Celebrat-
ing Heaven's Child on Sunday,
December 18, at 10:30 am.
Come celebrate the "Reason for
the Season" as the story of Jesus
birth is re-told through music
and drama. Hardeetown is lo-
cated at 1404 NW 18th Avenue
in Chiefland or for more infor-
mation contact the church office
at 493-4523.


Community Church
Choir To Perform
December 19 At
Chiefland High
School Auditorium
A community-wide Christmas
celebration will be observed as
area churches will present the
musical, Emmanuel, Celebrat-
ing Heaven's Child on Monday
December 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Chiefland High School Audito-
rium. For more information
contact Emanuel Harris at 493-
4523.

Group Going To Bill
'Gaither Concert; "'
January 27
A local church has chartered a
bus to provide transportation to
the Friday, January 27, 2006
Gaither Homecoming Concert
in Jacksonville. The bus will
load at Bell's Restaurant park-
ing lot at 2:00 p.m. The cost is
$52 per person and includes
round-trip transportation, con-
cert ticket with reserved seating
in the artist's circle and a free
Gaither CD. The bus will stop
at a cafeteria for dinner prior to
the concert. The dinner is not
included in the fee.
For more information call The
Praise Shop at 493-0209 or Iva
Blythe at 463-6369. Seats are
limited and tickets are going
fast. Reservations must be paid
by November 28, 2005.


Family Caregivers
Support Meetings
Set For December 8
And 20
On December 8, a Seniors
and Caregivers Day will be held
at the Community Center, 214
S.E. 3rd Avenue in Trenton,
9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The
keynote speaker will be Dr.
Sherif El-Salawy. Join us for a
Creative Memories workshop,
lunch, fun, education and more.
For more information or to reg-
ister, please call The Family
Caregiver Support Program at
800-717-3277.
On December 20, a Family
Caregiver Support Group holi-
day celebration will be held at
the Homestead Restaurant on
US Highway 19 in Fanning
Springs at 11:00 a.m. For more
information, please call Sandra
at 800-717-3277.

All That Jazz To Be
Presented At LCCC
December 2
The Lake City Community
College Library and Student
Activities will host another
"Jazz and Java" on Friday night,
December 2, from 7:00 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m. in the college
library, Building 007.
It will be an evening of live
jazz, coffee and treats, and po-
etry readings with an open mi-
crophone. For more informa-
tion, call Jim Morris at (386)
754-4337.

Subscribe to the
Gilchrist County Journal!


Jerry and Debbie Wright,
along with Bruce and Alwilda
Studstill, all of Trenton, would
like to announce the engage-
ment of their children, Devon
Kay Wright to Bruce Alan
Studstill.
Devon is the granddaughter
of Wendell and. Margaret
Wright of Suwannee and


Yvonne Martin of Bell and the
late Noel Martin.
Bruce is the grandson of
Cora Ripley of Trenton, and
the late Henry Studstill and
Mary Lou Rain of Bell and the
late William H. Rain, Sr.
A February 18, 2006 wed-
ding is being planned.


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Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

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The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Directors
would like to thank Buddy Vickers, Lynette Langford
and the Gilchrist County School system for allowing us
the use of the Trenton High School Track Complex.


We would also like to thank Executive Director
Maureen Gentry for all of her efforts in
ensuring that our 21 st Annual "Down Home Days"
was a MAJOR success!!!


THANKS MAUREENII We knew you could do it!!!

Directors:


Julie Thomas, President

Dr. Robert Vaughan, Vice President

Libbie Estes

Leigh Hartzog

Damon Leggett

Randy Durden, County Commissioner


Todd Gray, Secretary

Denise Hudson, Treasurer

Krishna Frye

Jonathan Kincaid

Jim Troke

Joe Gilliam, Clerk of Courts


AARP News
The Gilchrist County AARP
Chapter met in the Trenton
Community Center on Novem-
ber 15 and as usual it was a
meeting packed with lots of
good fellowship and reports of
activities passed and those to
come. President Geneva Corn-
well welcomed everyone and
called on Jessie Lee to lead the
group in offering thanks for all
the benefits we enjoy at this
time.
The Pledge of Allegiance to
the flag was followed by the
singing of "God Bless Amer-
ica." The minutes of the last
meeting were read by Nancy
Padgett, followed by the treas-
urer's report, given by Iris Rob-
erts. Community Service
Leader Meveree Carlisle-Pope
filled us in on all the upcoming
events and stressed the need to
turn in the hours the members
serve in various ways so the
chapter can add to those col-
lected by the national organiza-
tion. If it were not for the vol-
unteers 'serving in the
community, the costs would
have to be covered by local and
national services and would add ,
greatly to the tax burden.
Healthcare Chair Norman
Conti said there was no simple
way to explain the proposed
Medicare D plans because they
are so confusing and compli-
cated. Each person will have to
try to sort out their individual
needs. He will continue to
study the various plans and re-
port back to us in the future.
Public Relations Chair Jim
Scruggs thanked all those who
helped at Down Home Days.
President Cornwell reported that
Mary Lee Tanca is the new
SHINE representative for our
area. She will be at the Trenton
Library on the fourth Wednes-
day of each month from 10:00
a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for anyone
who has questions- about their:
health insurance problems.
Vice President Monnye
Brown introduced the guest
speaker, Emory Philman who
demonstrated various ways of
exercising to keep our muscles
supple, including a demonstra-
tion of bouncing on a large ball,
at which he is a master. Those
of us. in our 70s, 80s, and 90s
had visions of slipping off and
breaking a hip or-two, but he as-
sured us it %as ddalil.'T Thank
you, Emory.
Membership Chair Liz Hand
reported 44 members and three
guests in attendance. Hostess
Myrtle Scruggs invited us to fill
our plates from the table of tur-
key, ham, vegetables and des-
serts.
We may have to do some
bouncing around to shed the
pounds by the time Thanksgiv-
ing and Christmas are passed.
Jean da Costa
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Head Start/Early
Head Start Having
Parent Training
December 6
Head Start/Early Head Start
Parent Training Conference will
be held Tuesday, December 6 at
Chiefland Elementary School
Cafeteria.
Chiefland and Gilchrist
County area families are invited
to attend. The conference will
be held from 5:30 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. There will be free
food, entertainment, child ac-
tivities and many door prizes.
Contact Sabrina Tanner, Family
Service Manager at 486-5531 or
800-303-7812.


The Circus Is
Coming To Town
December 2
Friday, December 2, is Circus
Day in Trenton. Sponsored by
the .American Legion'.pos.0 '.1,
The Loomis Bros. Circus will
be performing at the FFA Ro-
deo Arena on Highway 129
with show times at 5:00 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m.
The circus features elephants,
tigers, clowns, acrobats, magic,
aerialists, trained dogs, jugglers,
and much, much, more!--
Doors open one hour prior to
show time with elephant rides,
cotton candy and popcorn being
sold. Purchase your adult tick-
ets now from the sponsor and
save $2.00. Children 12 and
under are admitted free with a
paid adult. For ticket informa-
tion please call 352-463-1473.


Yard Sale And Free
Breakfast To Be Held
December 3
The December breakfast' for
the Waccasassa Fire Department
Senipr Citizen's Food Pantry
will be held on Saturday, De-
cember 3 at the Trenton Com-
munity Center located on SE
Third Avenue near the City
Park.
Our cooks, Joe and Vince,
will be serving their delicious
pancakes and sausage with eggs
and coffee between 7:00 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.
This month there will be a
huge yard sale at the same time
with brand new merchandise
available at reasonable prices.
Most items will sell for .25
cents on the dollar. Plan on
doing some of your Christmas
shopping after you enjoy your



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The North Central Florida
Division of the March of Dimes
held its Annual Volunteer Ap-
preciation Dinner to recognize
and celebrate the hard work of
many of its dedicated volunteers
on November 15.
Almost 200 volunteers, repre-
senting the Alachua, Dixie, Gil-
christ, Lake, Levy, Marion, Put-
nam and Suwannee Valley
areas, attended the event held at
the Best Western Gateway
Grand hotel in Gainesville.
The March of Dimes cele-
brated 67 years of achievement
from polio to prematurity at the
dinner. Dr. Jackson Sasser,
President of Santa Fe Commu-
nity College presented Alexa
Ostolaza as the 2006 National
Ambassador for the March of
Dimes. Her father, Josue, told
the story about Alexa's birth
and their battle against prema-
turity- some they still deal with
daily six years later. He said
they were honored to have Al-
exa represent the March of
Dimes. The Ostolaza family
will travel around the nation
next year telling others about
the benefits of the March of
Dimes and giving hope to other
families dealing with prematur-
ity.
Virmara Landfair, a mother
who has a baby in the NICU at
Shands, spoke about her experi-
ence with premature birth. She
found help and support in the
NICU Family Support Program
at Shands, a direct service pro-
ject with the March of Dimes. A
touching video clip showed the
March of Dimes in action dur-
ing the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina. Numerous mothers and
mothers-to-be were without ne-
cessities in the shelters after
Hurricane Katrina. The March
of Dimes helped to provide
these women with vitamins and
clothing.
Awards were presented to


breakfast.
This is a free breakfast with
donations accepted to support
the Senior Citizens Food Pantry.
If you are interested in spon-
soring a breakfast or for more
information' 'about the -sale,
"lea e call 52 63-2710. All
Proceeds are used "6 purchase
food for free distribution to the
senior citizens in our area. Your
support is needed to continue
this .program.
The Waccasassa Fire De-
partment has been operating the
food pantry for over six years
and will accept your old furni-
ture and household items as do-
nations. We also accept vehi-
cles. The support of the
community is appreciated.


Bell Having
Decorating Contest
The Town of Bell will be
sponsoring a decorating contest.
Awards will be given to the best
decorated/lighted business and
residence. Please call the Town
Hall to enter your address or
that of your neighbor. The
judging will be done on De-
cember 16, 2005 between 6:00.
p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Please call
463-6288 to enter.


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the sake of their babies' health,
as well as their own. She has
applied for and received March
of Dimes funding for smoking
cessation programs in these
counties.
The March of Dimes is a na-
tional voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
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1938, the March of Dimes funds
programs of research, commu-
nity services, education, and ad-
vocacy to save babies and in
2003 launched a five-year cam-
paign to address the increasing
rate of premature birth. For
more information, visit the
March of Dimes Web site at
www.marchofdimes.com or its
Spanish Web site at
www.nacersano.org.


Bell
463-2504


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Outstanding Volunteers Honored At March

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Marilyn Tubb, Vice Chair of the March of Dimes National Office of Volunteers, Katie
Sundberg, 2004 Gilchrist County Volunteer of the Year, and Tami Higdon, the March
of Dimes North Central Florida Executive Board Chair present the 2005 Dixie and
Gilchrist Counties Volunteer of the Year to Kathleen Cooper.


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wannee Valley Precast,
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Chiefland
493-4055


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outstanding volunteers in their
county.
The Dixie and Gilchrist
counties' Volunteer of the Year
Award was presented to Kath-
leen Cooper. Cooper is an active
fund-raiser for the March of
Dimes WalkAmerica and par-
ticipates in the Alachua County
Walk each year. She also sees a
need and does her best to fulfill
that need. Cooper has a desire
that women in these counties
get the regular and early prena-
tal care they need. She has been
instrumental in making the
March of Dimes VitaGrant pro-
gram for vitamin distribution to
underserved women work in her
counties. Cooper has a particu-
lar passion for encouraging
women to stop smoking, during
pregnancy and afterwards, for


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005


Trenton Varsity Girls Basketball Team
Kneeling from left, Alexis Dixon, Jasmine Powell, Patricia Kee, Sarah Bussard, arid
Samone Lane. Standing from left, Coach John Rowe Jr., Patricia Distrola, NaKita Jones,
Kaitlynn Sauls, Morgan Martin, Ashley Sauls, and Katie Pelletier. Photo by Anna Wild.


Trenton Varsity Boys Basketball Team
Kneeling from left, Ryan Frye, Brandon Mathis, Corey Clark, Lonnie Shankin, Ryan
Brown and Guy Brown. Standing from left, Coach Mark Latsko, Cam Cross, Durell
Henry, Casey Loy, Dameon Herriott and Korin White. Photo by Anna Wild.


THS Guidance Life
Saver
. Many students are scrambling
to bring their grades up before
the end of the second nine
weeks. Try to avoid the urge to
ease up on your studies during,
the school year. Colleges look
at. how well you are able to bal-
ance your schoolwork with your
activities and still maintain a
good GPA.

Teenagers Making Right
Choices
Sometimes we have to tell
children what to do. But some-
times children need to be able to


High School .'
November 8 Union Co. Classic (VG) Away TBA
10 Union Co. Classic (VG) Away TBA
18 Chiefland Classic (VB) Away: 'TBA
19 Chiefland Classic (VB) Away TBA
22 Oak Hall (VG-VB) Home 6:00
29 The Rock (VG-VB) Home .6:00
December 2 Chiefland (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Away 3:00
5 Ft. White (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Home. 3:30
9 Lafayette Co. (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Away 3:30
13 Branford (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Away 3:30
16 Bell (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Home 3:00
28-30 Bronson Tournament (VB) Away T TBA
January 5 Bronson (JVB-VG-VB) A\wa4 4:30
6 Dixie Co. (JVG-JVB-VG-VB), Home 3:30
9 Oak Hall-(VG-VB) Away 6:00
10 Lafayette Co. (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Home -3:30
13 Branford (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Home 3:30
17 Bell (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Away 3:00
20 Bronson (JVB-VG-VB) Home 4:30
23 Ft. White (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Away 3:30
24 The Rock (VG-VB) Away 6:00
26. Chiefland (JVG-JVB-VG-VB) Home 3:00
February 3. Dixie Co. (JVB-VB) Away 6:00
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 District Touinament (VG) Lafayette Co. TBA
February 7-11 District Toumamdnt (VB) Lafayette Co TBA


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make their own decisions:
Should they go with this per-
son? Should they try a cigarette
or taste this drink? Should they
do this because their friends
are?
When children are making
decisions they need to ask: Will
this hurt any person's body,
feelings or things? Will I get
hurt if I do this? Will this hurt
the environment? What would
happen if everybody did this? Is
this something I could do again
and again? Is this something
that's okay "just this once?"
What would my parents say if
they knew about this? Is this
something that's okay if no one
finds out? Is this something I
can't talk about? If I do this
will I be sorry? If I don't do this
will I be sorry later?
Sometimes a choice has to be
made because several things
seem right.
If the wrong answer is chosen
we have to deal with the conse-
quences. So do children.
SEncourage children to talk
about wrong decisions as well
as right ones. They can learn
from their mistakes and suc-
cesses.
Practice "what ifs" to prepare
your child for certain situations
(these will change as the child
grows older), for example:
"What if a friend offered you a
smoke?" Ask: "What would
you do?" (Article from
www.IndianChild.com)

Scholarships
(See Mrs. Turner for more in-
formation):
Who's Who among American
High School Students. Open to
any high school student. Dead-
line 2/24/06.
George W. Jenkins Scholar-
ship for University of Miami.
Students interested in attending
the university only. Must have a
3.5-4.0GPA. Deadline January
15,2005.
Marine Corp. Visit
www.mcsf.org. Deadline
March 1, 2005.
FFA-$1500 Scholarship -
"Commitment to Agriculture"
Essay. E-mail www.nafb.com.
Tiffany Turner
THS Guidance Counselor


Gilchrist Gifted
News! After School.
Arts Program '"""
The Elementary Gifted Pro-
gram was a recipient of
$10,000.00, from the Depart-
ment of Education's Collabora-
tive Curriculum Challenge
Grant. Teachers of the Gifted
applied for, and won this com-
petitive grant with the intent to
"provide cultural enrichment
and increase academic achieve-
ment."
Up to 100 students county-
wide participate in: a two-hour
music or art session after school
one day a week. This program
provides gifted students with
multiple programming opportu-
nities and the option of using
the creative process to develop
analytical skills that transfer to
other fields of learning.
On Thursday November 17,
at 7:00 p.m.. the participants of
this grant put on a "Fine Arts
Presentation, Recital and Re-
ception." Mrs. Annette Short,
certified music teacher for the
program, stated that "studies
show that when a student plays
music, all four areas of the brain
are being used!" Ms. William-
son, teacher of the Gifted stated
that "students are learning about
basic design and drawing prin-
ciples: how to make gesture
and contour drawings and
learning how to use basic design
elements like balance, repeti-
tion, variety, harmony, texture,
tonality, color schemes, etc.
They are also asked to analyze
examples of contemporary art,
study examples from art history,
and apply what they've learned
in order to create their own art."
This program was developed
based on quantitative research
showing consistent connections
between the arts and academic
achievement. For more infor-
mation about this program,
contact the Teachers of the
Gifted in Gilchrist County at
Trenton or Bell Elementary, or
the Gifted Coordinator at 463-


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Signs
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Journal
(352)
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Bell Varsity Girls Basketball Team
Kneeling from left Krystal Whitley, Anna Tousignat, Lindsey Martin, Amy Ergle and
Julie Nobbs. Back row from left, Frah Coarsey, Brandy Cason, Hannah Hudson. Christen
Townsend and Coach Terry Carnley. Photo by Anna Wild.


LCCC To Be Closed
For Winter Holidays
All Lake City Community
College offices and facilities
will be closed from December
19, 2005 through January 2,
2006 for the holiday season.
Upon return, late registration
will be held in Building 015 on
January 3 through 5 from-8:00
a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on.,
January 6 from 8:00 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. All fees will be due
at 3:00 p.m. at the end of each
day. You may also add/drop
during these dates.
For more information, contact
the Registrar's Office at (386)
754-4205.


Senior Emphasis
Week A Great
Success At LCCC
The recent Senior Emphasis
Week held at Lake City Com-
munity College is held annually
to honor the community's local
senior citizers,fii ,
Festivities began ti S:30 a.m.
with a continental breakfast in
the Barney E. McRae Jr. M.D.
Medical Technology Building.
After a delicious breakfast, par-
ticipants relaxed and enjoyed
guest speakers and student pres-
entations. Each day's activities
concluded at 1:30 p.m.
Lunch for Monday and Tues-
day was offered at the'college.
A traditional covered dish
luncheon was held on Wednes-
day, and on Thursday a "Dutch
Treat Lunch" was held at a local
restaurant chosen by the week's
participants.


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Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91
352-463-1501-P. 0. Box 559, Trenton, F1.32643
Post 91 News
Commander Shelby McKinney -(352) 463-1459
Adjutant Dean Williams (386) 454-8143
Chaplain Carl Cornwell (352) 463-1473

Legionnaires, Friends;
This is the week that we have been waiting for. Our major
fundraiser for the year is tomorrow night. The LOOMIS BROS
CIRCUS, sponsored by the American legion and Auxiliary. Two
shows, 5.PM and 7:30 PM. The circus %vill be kicked off by 1st
1. Sgt Jon Mleinholtr Beil'JROTC-Color Guard Carl and Geneva,,
Conwell have worked long and hard to bring the circus to town,
let's shbw them how much %e appreciate'tlihir hard work and
make this a great success.
Saturday we have a booth at the Bell Arts and Crafts show. The
booth runs from 8 AM till after the parade. We will also have a
spot in the parade for the legion, auxiliary and SAL. We
URGENTLY need help with the booth. Contact Theresa Calloway
for more info. 463-7423. Info on the parade, contact Shelby
McKinney, 463-1459.
Membership is the key to the legions success. We still have
about 50 members that have not renewed for 2006 and about 400
veterans in the Gilchrist, High Springs and Chiefland area that are
eligible for the legion. We need your help so we can continue to
help our fellow comrades and their families. Contact Dean
Williams for more info.
(386)454-8143.
Remember all our men and women of the armed forces stationed
world-wide. The holiday season is very hard on them, being away
from their loved ones. Please say an extra prayer for them and
their families. Please help the families back home to have a more
enjoyable holiday season. They may need some help with house
repairs, lawn or child care while they go to the store or a doctors
appointment. It doesn't seem like much, but spreading your love
goes a long way to easing the pain of others. Get involved, stay
involved and make this a better community for all.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
Shelby McKinney


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Page Seven


Fireman J.D. Perryman came and taught Mrs.
McClarigan's students about fire safety in their home.
Shown are Zachary Pruitt, Mr. Perryman, Sophia
Robison, and Shyann Lazetera.


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Mrs. McClarigan's
Class Gets Special
Visits
October was fire safety month
and Mrs. McClarigan's class at
Trenton Elementary School had
two -special visitors who came
to teach them about fire safety.
Smokey Bear came and
taught the class about fire safety
in the woods and Fireman J.D.
Perryman came and taught the
class about fire safety in their
homes.

Bell Elementary
School Honor Roll
1ST NINE WEEKS
ALL A's
FIRST GRADE
Maddison Hill
Clay Hutto
Ire Langford
McKenzie Martin
Morgan Martin
Jordan McLeod
Sean Sanders
Austin Spears
Conner Townsend,
Bryan Mayo
Gabrielle Mikell
Dillon Paulling
Amber Welder
Talia Whitley
Rebecca Deutseh
Storey Helton
A. J. Home
Taylor Mauldin
MacKenize Maynard
Richard Peace
Wesley White
Abigale Bell
Andrew Harrell
Hunter Martin
Lane Ordway
Katie Powell.
Morgan Rose
Jaycee Thomas
Dalton Wolfe
Randy Sikes

A-B
Cale Arnold
Jamie Ellison
Destinee Estes
Dylan Reid
Dawson Stone
Rikita Woodby
Katelynn Creech
Cameron Davis
Haley Sinni
Alex Stowell-Moore
Larissa Williams
Molly Falk
Zachary Harding -
Helen Rogers

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Chris Bryan
Louis Williams
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Melina Kalandyk
Sarah Bell
Alex Martin
Amber Rehberg
Abigale Bell
Andrew Harrell
Hunter Martin
Lane Ordway
Katie Powell
Morgan Rose
Jaycee Thomas
Dalton Wolfe
Randy Sikes
SECOND GRADE
ALL A's
Austin Aderholt
Bobby Fowler
Kyle Spears
Kirsten Shannon
Faith Godwin
Dillon Marshall
Gabriel Carranza
Katrina Douglas
Jacob Floyd
Jake Hunter
Daniel Joyner
Ashton Mathews
Jori Waddle
Georgeanna Baswell
Priscilla Burney
Austin Day
Shelby Geiger
Michael Gray
Gaige McCray
Payton Ryker
Lacey Brooker
Samantha Davis
Cole Diepersloot
Taylor Drawdy
Faith Heath
Dakota Hodge
Ashley Pastuszek
Chance Rolling
Selena Thomas

A-B
Rachel Douglas
Danielle Sinclair
Austin Roden
James Orkney
Bryan Cothron
Kate Douglas
Dakota Anderson
Charlie Bargar
Justin Coney
Bryce Denham
John Gill
Brittany Mathis
Bradley McCormick.
Jasymne Moore
Devin Townsend
Nathan Ward
Evan Wilson
Colin O'Sullivan
Milvio Rosario


Rodney Huffman
Alissa Moses
Alyssa Whiting
Kendal Kinsey
Hayley Holcombe
Christian Porta
Joseph Miller
Garrett Caldwell
Dustin Harton
Sara Hill
Ryan Mallard
Wade Thornton
Kenny Brier
Jordan Malecki
Brooks Martin
Randy Oslanger
Kahaymar Sylvanis
Branden Thomas
Rebecca Yarbrough

THIRD GRADE
ALL A's
Sarah Blankenship
Dylan Ritchey
Christian Whiting
Cassandra Barron
Baylee Rolling
Tracey Dennis
Shelbie Hutto
Austin Thomas
Raychel Thomas
Cole White

A-B
Jamie Allen
Chad Barnes
Robby Clarke
Shyne Feldmann-Van Tassell
Taylor Ferguson
Emilie Young
James Dechow
Jesse Hunter
Houston Pope
Jacob Robinson
Chelsey Rogers
Michael Smith
Tehya Turner
Logan Cutts
Adrianna Hodge
Robert Monica
Cassidy Panchyshyn
Audrey Powers
Tyler Snellgrove
Michaelah Sundberg
Colby Whitby
Robyn Messier
Brandon Richardson
Stephanie Stalvey

FOURTH GRADE
ALL A's
Cassidy Hodge
Megan Sites
Bruce Thomas
Melanie Beasley
Kristen Martin
Lindsay Mathis


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Victoria Ryan
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Garrett Brady
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Andrew Griffith
Caitie Hartsfield
Jarrait Humphries
Katelyn Sheffield
Chelsea Standridge
A-B
Ashley Butka
Jason Falk
Garrett Floyd
Cameron Hume
D. Jones
Shelby Langford
Dallus Lindsey
Sabrina Myer
Austin Ritchey
Ryan Sellers
Chelsea Stephenson
Lacey Watson
Jarred Boyette
Tyler Powell
Katie Ward
Aundrea Wood
Keith Donnelly
Chris Perryman
Kristen Rehberg
Gina Forsyth
Hunter Langford
Brittany Mauldin
Vicky Muro
Olivia Roberts
Jacob Turner
Jessica Hartley
Victoria Waldron
Kelvin Rosado
Courtney Whitby
,Thomas Waldron
SAshley Kazee
Terraza Steck
Sarah Hunter
Kyle Floyd
Gia Dipanfillo
Carson Stewart
Ben Thibodaux
Kati Thomas
Kendal Walters
Josh Young
Jacob Attebury
Karrah Broadie
Zach Cousineau
Brian Downs
Tiffany Edenfield
Amber Flagg
Raeann Meyerhoff
Kendy Powell'
Jacey Spencer
Lily Turner
John Anderson
Lacey Ash
Joshua Attebury
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Brandon Denham
Anthony Drake
Emily Hodge
Caitlin McLaughlin.
Lorena Murray
Brandy Payne
Shelby Sheppard
Savannah Summerall
Jessica Taylor
Katie Thomas


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Ronny Clairmont
Tori Jansen
Haley McRae
Kellie Santerfeit
Brittany Jones
Wesley Kalandyk

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ALL A's
Olivia Bailey
Tyler Cutts
Zachary Diehl
Holly Forshaw
Samantha Fowler
Simone Langford
Morgan McKenzie
Dallas Pope
Shelby Rogers
Ashley Spears
Kevin Costanza
Amanda Dennis
Katie Geiger
Matthew Harrell
Kaleb Spears
Wendy Trantham
Emily Helton
Chantz Moore


A-B
Heather Green
Laura Hankins
Chelsea McGee
Joseph Overstreet
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Bell FFA Alumni To
Have Christmas
Party December 8
Instead of a regular meeting
for the month of December, the
Bell FFA Alumni will be having
its annual Christmas party on
Thursday, December 8 at 7:00
p.m. at the home of Debbie,
Grady, and Erin Jones. The
party is for adults only.
A covered dish dinner will be
served with the alumni provid-
ing the meat, bread, dessert,
drinks, and paper products.
Members are asked to bring
their favorite Christmas dishes
to complete the meal.
Members are also asked to
bring a wrapped gift valued
from $10 to $20 for the Chinese
auction gift exchange.
The Bell FFA Alumni would
like to wish everyone a happy.
Christmas season.
Linda Brown,
Reporter


Gilchrist County
Journal Deadlines
The deadline to submit
editorial or advertising copy is
Monday at 5:00 p.m. to be
included in the next Thursday's
edition of the newspaper.


Andrew Nguyen, M.D.


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IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From December 1 to 7, 2005
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
12/1 2:45 PM Drama
12/2 Santa's Gift Shop Opens
12/5 2:45 PM Drama
12/5 6PM Hines/Langford Grade 3 Ornament
Exchange & Supper
12/5 2:45 PM Sign Language for Gades 1-3
12/5 Visit to Santa's Gift Shol
12/6 5 PM Accelerated Reader
12/6 2:45 PM Drama
12/6 Half of Grade 1 Visits Nursing Home
12/6 6:30 PM Safety Patrol Parent Meeting
12/6 5 PM Santa Gift Shop Open to Parents/Students
12/7 2:45 PM Sign Language for Grades 3-5
12/7 2:45 PM Drama
BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
12/1 2:45 PM Family Reading Compass Lab
TRENTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
12/1 4PM MSG/MSB Basketball vs. Lafayette County Mayo
12/2 4PM MSG/JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Chiefland Chiefland
12/5 4'PM JVB/G/VB Basketball vs. Fort White Trenton
12/6 9 AM Spelling Bee Auditorium
12/6 4PM MSG/MSB Basketball vs. Steinhatchee Trenton
12/6 FFA Sub-Districts BHS
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
12/1 2PM Drama II Rehearsal Auditorium
12/1 6PM Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Bell
12/2 4PM MSB/JVB/VB Basketball vs. T Rock Bell
12/3 1 PM Bell Christmas Parade Auditorium
12/3 6PM Christmas Pageant Auditorium
12/5 2PM Drama II Rehearsal Auditorium
12/5 3:15 PM Drama MS Play Rehearsal Auditorium
12/6 2PM Drama II Rehearsal Auditorium
12/6 3:15 PM Drama High School Play Rehearsal Auditorium
12/6 3:30 PM JVG/JVB/VG/VB Mayo
Basketball vs. Lafayette County
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HAPPY BELATED
THANKSGIVING
Surprise! Yes, I'm back, due
to the many calls and letters
from past readers telling me
how much they miss my col-
umn. However, I'll be omitting
birthdays, anniversaries, meet-
ing and announcements be-
cause of the possibility of not
writing it weekly. At the pre-
sent time my health is on an
upward swing and I'm hoping
and praying it will continue in
that mode. I know the prayers
from many of you have been a


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big help. God is good!
As before, I'll start off with a
picture or photo. Today I'm
featuring a cute, colorful 1800s
advertisement for J & P's best
six cord spool of cotton thread.

Happiness is not the absence
of conflict, but the ability to
cope with it...

MISCELLANY ,
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taught his wife to do Morse
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send and receive messages,
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ping out the message in her
hand. She answered in the
same way. After they were
married, they often "spoke" to
each other in Morse code.
When they attended a play,
Mrs. Edison kept her hand on
her husband's knee and tele-
graphed the actor's words to
him so he could appreciate it.

Enlarge your world by en-
joying others' worlds...

RIB TICKLERS
One likes to think that our
universities are bastions of
high-mindedness and compas-
sion. But that isn't always the
case.
Crossing the campus of the
local college, I saw this sign:
"Office for Disabled Students
has moved to the Student Cen-
ter, 2nd floor."

An electrician is interviewing
for a construction job.
"Can you roll your hard hat
down your arm and make it pop
back on your head?" the super-
visor asks.
"Sure," he replies, confused.
"Can you bounce your
screwdriver off the concrete,
spin in a circle and catch it in
your tool pouch?"
"Yes, sir," he answers excit-
edly.
"And can you quick-draw
your wire stripper, twirl it and
slip it into your pouch like it's
a holster?"
"I've been doing that for
years!"
"In that case, I'm afraid I
cant use you," the boss tells
him. "I've got 15 guys doing
that now."

As I serviced an alarm sys-
tem at a jewelry store recently,
,the saleswoman let me know
that the store was having a 20
percent off sale.
"I bet your girlfriend would
love it if you bought her
something," she suggested.
"I don't have a girlfriend," I
answered.
"No girlfriend?"
"No, my wife won't let me."

Three notes walk into a bar:
ia C, an E-flat and a G. The
Bartender says he doesn't -serie
minors-. -So the E-ftat leaves
and the C and G have a fifth
between them.


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Go Power Candy
Combine:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or
sunflower kernels
1/2 cup honey
Enough powdered or dry
milk to make dough
Pinch off bits and shape into
balls. Roll in wheat germ.

Honey Peanut Candy
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Combine all ingredients in a
bowl. Pack mixture into a
greased 8-inch square pan.
Cover and chill for at least 5
hours. Cut into squares.
Makes 36 squares.

Go the extra mile. It makes a
mile of difference...

HOUSEHOLD HINT
Removing rust on metal fur-
niture:
A good scrubbing with tur-
pentine should accomplish the
job.

Yesterday is but today's
memory, and tomorrow is to-
day's dream...

QUIET REFLECTIONS.
God's Healing Grace
Unknown
When illness comes your way,
Don't fill your heart with fear,
Just put your faith in God,
For you know He's always
near.
When you kneel to Him in
prayer,
He will teach you how to cope,
For when you put your trust in
Him, .
Your faith will give you hope.
Your strength and hope will
never die
-If you nourish it with faith,
And God will fill you with His
love
And bless you with His grace.

I'll leave you with this
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: If
possible, on your part, live at
peace wiith all. Romans 12:18

ATTENTION:
Look for your birthday and
anniversary in the "Social and
Personal" column instead of
Country Connection from now
on. "Hope you had a great
Thanksgiving!"


"Light-Up Williston"
Is December 9
Light-Up Williston is set for
Friday, December 9. 'The pa-
rade will be followed by the tra-
ditional Lighting Ceremony.
Christmas lights, Christmas
songs, and Santa will be visiting
in the park. Call 352-528-5552
for more information.

The patriof's blood.is the seed
of Freedom's tree.
-Thomas Campbell


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Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


"Timmy," the Gilchrist
County Humane Society's
Pet of the Week.
Humane Society Of
Gilchrist County Pet
Of The Week
"Timmy" is a five-month-old
male mixed breed pup. He is a
brownish red with short hair and
will mature to around 25-30
pounds. He loves other dogs and
cats, and adores children. He is
very smart and learns quickly.
He has a wonderful disposition
and will make a great family
pet. Please call (352) 463-7364
for more information on him or
the other great animals that we
have available for adoption.

Humane Society Thrift Store
Our Fall Sale is still going on
and things are just flying off the
shelves so don't miss out and
come on down and pick up a
great bargain. We have furni-
ture, appliances, toys, and tons
more. The store is located on
Strickland Avenue in Bell and
we are open Tuesday through
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Donations can be brought to
the store or can be picked up if
.needed. Low cost spay and
neuter vouchers can be picked
up at the Thrift Store. We also
have free spay and neuter
vouchers for low income fami-
lies that meet the requirements.
Please call (352) 463-7364 for
more info on our voucher pro-
gram.

Holiday Pet Safety
The holiday season is here
and there are new dangers for
your pets. Here are a few help-
ful hints that the Humane Soci-
ety of Gilchrist County recom-
mends to keep Fido and Fluffy
safe and happy this year, and to
help pet proof your home.
Things such as, pine boughs,
ornaments, and cakes and pies
are just a few of the temptations
for Fido and Fluffy that can
cause major stomach upset.
Poinsettias can cause drool-
ing, oral irritation or vomiting
when ingested. Mistletoe, if
consumed, can cause vomiting,
diarrhea, labored breathing,
shock, and even death from car-
diovascular collapse. While
your Christmas tree is up, vac-
uum often, since eating the nee-
dles of both real and artificial
trees or tinsel can cause intesti-
nal blockage, and can lead to
expensive surgery or possible
death.
Keep lace ornaments, lights
and burning candles well out of
paws' reach. Sparkly glass or-
naments are usually irresistible
to your cat and can get batted
down and broken on the floor.


The shards can be ingested and
can prove fatal. Keep the poten-
tially dangerous ornaments to-
wards the top of the tree and out
of reach.
If your pet is really active in
the house, make sure that burn-
ing candles are safely out of
their way, and that they can't
get tangled up in electrical
wires. Secure your tree to the
wall or floor, so that it doesn't
tumble down on them during
play or greeting the guests. If
your pet gets overly excited
when greeting guests, keep them
quiet and comfortable in another
room or in their crate.
After all of the holiday cheer
has been exchanged, recycle or
dispose of wrappings and rib-
bons safely. Many wrapping
papers contain lead and ribbons
can also cause intestinal block-
ages.
Chocolate can be fatal for
pets. Chocolate is the most
common toxicity treated by vets
during holidays. Eating even
small amounts cause vomiting
and diarrhea. Large amounts can
cause abnormal heart rhythms
and nervous system malfunc-
tion, even death. Table scraps
are often too rich for your pet to
consume and cause vomiting
and diarrhea, or even just a good
old-fashioned tummy ache.
With the coming and going of
holiday guests, provide pets
with proper identification, in-
cluding a microchip ID, in case
they slip out and get lost. A mi-
crochip ID is the only way to
safely permanently identify your
pet. The cost usually runs $10-
$15 for dogs and even less for
cats.
If you're traveling this holi-
day season, call for a pet sitter
or board your pet at a boarding
facility. Provide the pet sitter or
boarding facility with current ID
on your pet, a photo of your pet,
and instructions on what to do


'should your pet become lost.
By having round-the-clock su-
pervision for your pet while
you're away, you can depend orf
the fact that your pet will be
safe and happy, and your house
will be in one piece when you
return.
Paying attention to your pet's
safety and happiness will ensure
many happy holidays for years
to come.

Medicare Part D
Workshop To Be
Held December 2
Representative Ed Jennings,
Jr. (D-Gainesville) is teaming
with the Mid-Florida Area
Agency on Aging to present a
workshop on Medicare Part D,
prescription drugs this Friday,
December 2 at the Mount
Carmel Baptist Church on NE
8th Avenue, Gainesville, from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
With the recent changes and
additions to the Medicare pre*
scription drug program, many
seniors are faced with uncer-
tainty on how to proceed with
enrollment. To ensure that
seniors are properly prepared to
make this enrollment decision,
Representative Jennings enlisted
the help of the Mid-Florida
Agency on Aging to provide
workshop presenters.
Medicare Part D is the new
prescription drug assistance
program available beginning
January 1, 2006. Medicare Part
D is an, optional plan. This new
benefit will be administered
through private health insurance
companies that must bid against
one another to ensure the best
prices for eligible beneficiaries.
Today begins the six month en-
rollment period and seniors are
encouraged to research which
prescription plans they will
most benefit from and enroll
early to avoid penalties.


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Springhouse I

Quilters

News
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Alice Gilbert is shown teaching a group of new
members English paper piecing making a
"Grandmother's Flower Garden" quilt block.


Springhouse quilters are now
winding down all of their ac-
tivities for the 2005 year and
making plans for a new year of
quilting projects. There will be
some new officers to lead
Springhouse in 2006, and the
members are excited about, the
plans being made for a success-
ful quilting year.
There will be new programs,
new projects, time to finish
some of the projects started in
2005, party time, visiting time,
and of most importance, time to
begin teaching a new group of
new members how to quilt. The
new coordinator for the begin-
ner classes is now planning the
curriculum and getting the*


teachers ready for the classes.
There are usually eight or more
classes designed to teach the
beginners the basics of quilting.
The 2006 officers will be in-
stalled during 'the annual
Christmas party, set for Decem-
ber 5. The annual Christmas
party is a time for members to
relax and enjoy a year-ending
party with lots of food, games,
fun, show and tell, and door.
prizes.
There are approximately 85
members of Springhouse
quilters. New members are al-
ways welcome. If you are inter-
ested in Springhouse Quilters,
you may contact Anna Gilliam
at 463-7922 or Lois Scott at
463-2207.


State President To
Visit American
Legion Auxiliary
Unit 383, Old Town
Edith Harrington, state presi-
dent of American Legion Aux-
iliary, Department of Florida,
will visit the Old Town Auxil-
iary Unit 383 on Saturday, De-
cember 3. A reception is
planned in her honor. Ms. Har-
rington was elected president of
the American Legion Auxiliary,
Department of Florida, in July
of this year at the 87th State
Convention held in Orlando.
She leads an organization of
nearly 30,000 women who are
the auxiliary arm of the Ameri-
can Legion.
Ms. Harrington's visit comes
after the recent visit of 3rd Dis-
trict President, Sheila Slik of
Monticello, on November 20,
who during the visit awarded a
unit trophy to Unit 383 for be-
ing the first auxiliary unit in the
state to exceed a 100 percent
membership renewal for 2006.
Additionally, Bernice Lambert
and Donna Williams, both of
Old Town, were given individ-
ual pins and bracelets for their
effort in obtaining the 100 per-
cent membership renewal.
All area auxiliary members
are invited to attend the recep-
tion in honor of our State Presi-
dent Edith Harrington on her
visit to Old Town, American
Legion Auxiliary, Unit 383.

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Notice to Parents of Students
Enrolled in Private Schools

Parents of students with disabilities, enrolled in private schools located in
Gilchrist County, are invited to a meeting on the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA). The purpose of this meeting is to share meaningful
and timely information on programs and services available to students with
disabilities enrolled in private schools. You will also have the opportunity to
provide input to the school district on priority needs that may be addressed
through current and future IDEA projects. Due consideration will be given to
input from parents and other interested parties.
Please call the Special Programs office at (352) 463-3153 or (800) 884-
9131, if you plan to attend. The meeting will be on December 13, 2005, at
9:30 a.m. in the Gilchrist County School Board Meeting Room at 310 NW
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News From The
Tri-County Marine
Corps League And
Auxiliary
The above picture is of a little
girl who cannot use her legs.
She was given one of our spe-
cial tricycles some months ago.
We are looking for children
who, for one reason or another,
do not have use of their little
legs. Due to the size of the trike,
the child should not weigh over
60 pounds.
If you know of such a child,
please contact us. These trikes
are donated free of charge to the
families of these children.
The trikes are made by vol-
unteers from the New Outlook
Pioneers Telephone Chapter in
Lisle, IL, and are shipped to us
upon request.
The Marine Corps League has
donated eight of these special
trikes over the last couple of
years. This is just another of
our community projects for
helping those in need! We have
fund raisers and accept dona-
tions to pay for these trikes.
The most noted Marine Corps
League project right now is the
National Toys for Tots Pro-
gram, which is in full swing
now getting ready for Christ-
mas. Don't forget to take a new
toy for the box located inside
your favorite place of business
or drop some bills in the can
sitting, beside the cash register
there.. All of this money goes
for the program and last year the
MCL gave toys to over 1,400
children in the Tri-County area
who otherwise might not have
received anything for Christ-
mas.
The Marines are the smallest
family of Veterans in the United
States, but they are "big" in
supporting local worthy com-
munity projects, leading and
participating in local parades
and festivals, supporting and as-
sisting our Veterans and their
families!

Spring Ridge VFD
To Hold Pancake
Breakfast
December 3
The Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department invites you to
its ne\t monthly] pancake break-
fast ,atr its. fire station: This
month'ssbreakfast will. start. at
7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Decem-
ber 3, and run until at least
10:00 a.m. All residents of the
northeast Gilchrist County area
and surrounding communities
are invited to attend.
Presently Firefighter I courses
.are being conducted for Gil-
christ County firefighters and
several SR\'FD members are
participating. Another set of
classes is being scheduled for
April, 2006. This essential
course is offered to all active
Gilchrist County firefighters at
no cost. If interested, please ask
SRVFD members at the break-
fast or at one of our regular
meetings for details. Informa-,
tion can also be obtained from
Gilchrist County Fire Services
Coordinator Billy Careccia at
352-463-3198.
Looking for a new and
worthwhile activity this year?
Ask us about participating as an
active firefighter or associate
member. We need members for
both categories. If you can't
make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attend our regular
meetings on the first and third
Thursday of the month at 7:00
p.m.
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 December
(and every month)!


Light-Up Chiefland
And Christmas
Parade Set For
December 10


Light-Up Chiefland and
Christmas Parade is scheduled
for Saturday, December 10.
Come enjoy live music, arts and
crafts, food, vendors which will
be available throughout this fun-
filled day. A lighted parade will
travel down US 19 beginning at
6:00 p.m. at Chiefland High
School and -marching past the
park. Call the Chiefland Cham-
ber of Commerce at 352-493-
1849 for more information.


Our recent yard sale in
Chiefland was a huge success!
We wish to thank all who do-
nated articles, money, and par-
ticipated in this worthy cause.
Look for another yard sale in
February 2006. If you have
items to donate, please call the
number at the end of this article.
Thanks.
Some of the activities we
have planned for the rest of the
year include: Bell's 25th An-
nual Christmas Parade to be
held December 3 beginning at
1:00 p.m. in Bell; Charlie's Bar
on Highway 19 will host a pig
roast for Toys for Tots on De-
cember 3 at noon; and Old
Town Tavern out on Highway
349 is having a BBQ to benefit
Toys for Tots on Sunday, De-
cember 4. So come on out and
support these events for a very
worthy cause! And don't forget
to bring a new unwrapped toy
for the box.
The Marine Corps League
and Auxiliary will have a booth
at the Fanning Springs Festival
of Lights on December 10 at the
Springs. We will also have a
boat in the Annual Boat Parade
that night. These boats are a
sight to see and we hope you
can come out to view it. Also,
our Color Guard will be
marching in the annual
Chiefland Christmas Parade in
Chiefland on the night of De-
cember 10.
Toys will be given away to
the needy and deserving chil-
dren on December 16 at the
VFW in Chiefland and on De-
cember 17 at the United Chris-
tian Services office in Cross
City. The time will be 8:00 a.m.
Those who wish to sign up to
receive these toys and gifts
should contact Pat Arcadi of
United Christian Services next
door to the Courthouse in Cross
City or call her at (352) 498-
5702 in the mornings.
Remember that any Marine
who has served 90 days or more
in service (with an honorable


This little girl was given one of the special tricycles some
months ago.


discharge), is eligible to join the
Marine Corps League, and
women of eligible Marines are
also eligible to join the Auxil-
iary. We meet every second
Tuesday of each month at the
Old Hardee House one mile
West of Chiefland on NW 110
Street. We welcome each and


everyone to come visit with us.
For 'more information on this,
the trike program, or if you have
any other questions, please call
Cmdt. Harry Hopwood at 352-
543-6879.
Semper Fi
Mary Christians,
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Tri-County Nursing
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By Bonnie Wilson
Tri-County Nursing Home, a
non-profit organization, cele-
brated Veterans Day with Vet-
eran residents and other resi-
dents on the grounds of the
nursing home on Friday, No-
vember 11. Activity Director
Barbara Chumney, along with
Maintenance Director Robert
Chumney, held a flag raising
ceremony with residents and
staff members. The facility
provided a decorative red,
white, and blue cake that was
served to the residents and
staffs. Veteran residents could
be easily identified by the red,
white and blue caps provided by
the VFW's Purple Hearters of
the Tri-County area along with a
charitable donation for the resi-
dents and a brand new flag.
The department head staff of
Tri-County held a yard sale on
Saturday, November 5. Staff
members, volunteers and some
of the families of the residents
provided items for the yard sale.
All proceeds from this event
will be put in the Christmas
fund for the residents.
Tri-County also held a dona-
tion fund-raiser during Down
Home Days. .Many restaurant
businesses in the Tri-County
area generously gave gift cer-
tificates for dinners to be raffled
off for our Christmas fund. The
monies collected from this
event, as well as the others, will
allow all residents to have a
wonderful Christmas.' Holidays
can be a sad time for residents.
Not all residents have families
to visit them or bring presents
during the holidays. We gra-
ciously thank all the businesses
in the Tri-County area that par-
ticipated in this holiday season
for their generosity.
The raffle winners are Bill
Dampier, Arlene Geiger,
Theresa Gentry, Shani King,
Tina Linsey, Anne McKinney,
A. Manning, and Gert Wilson.
If you have not picked up your
gift certificate, please stop by
Tri-County Nursing Home or
call 352-463-1222 for more in-
formation.

World War II
Veterans News
The World War II Veterans
Club will hold their Christmas
party on Thursday, December 8,
at 11:30 a.m. at the Homestead
Restaurant in Fanning Springs,
All WW II veterans are invited
to join us. We will not have a
gift exchange this year. George


Gunther has once again agreed
to lead us in the singing of
Christmas Carols.
At our November meeting
both Clyde Triplett and Rufus
Meriwether shared resent reun-
ion experiences with us. Clyde
and his wife, Delene, had just
returned from China. Clyde
was a "hump" pilot in the
China, Burma, India theatre.
The Chinese government ex-
tended an invitation to survivors
who had helped them win the
war against Japan. Clyde said
they actually walked the "Red
Carpet" and were greeted with
bouquets of flowers and many
other plaques and gifts of appre-
ciation.
Rufus and Gloria were in
Branson, Missouri for his reun-
ion with his shipmates. It was
an unforgettable experience
which brought back many
memories.
Come and join the camarade-
rie on December 8 and bring
your spouse, a friend,-or a fel-
low vet. Have any questions?
Call Dick Halvorsen at 352-
542-7697 or Rufus Meriwether
at 352-493-1864.
Dot Halvorsen


4 Pets Sake
After complaining many
times it takes this one day,
Thanksgiving, to make me re-
alize that there is so much to be
thankful about. Our feline fam-
ily member named Spike makes
me chuckle when he offers his
help in keeping this pencil
moving. Pets make you forget
problems and they can bring
happiness and laughter into
peoples lives, and that's a lot to
be grateful for.
Well, the buttons are counted
and we are now ready for your
guesses as to how many are in
the jar. We will have the but-
tons in our booth at the Bell
Christmas. Parade, December
3rd. The person who guesses the
exact amount or closest to it
without going over will win a
$50 savings bond. Proceeds go
to benefit 4 Pets Sake programs.
On January 14th the jar will be
at American Legion Post #149
in Newberry for our charity
auction and the winner will be
announced then. The buttons
were donated from Connie Lin-
delli of Fanning Springs. Thank
youi for,;,your concern- and
thoughtfulness. This is a cool
fund-raising project.
Shady Rest Ranch will be in
the parade walking with their
huge Belgium horse which is
about a year old. They do pet
rescues but mainly horses. I un-
derstand they will be selling
homemade chocolate at the
booth we are sharing. There
goes my waistline again.
Last year the Gilchrist County
Education Foundation and Bell
PTA offered their approval to
finance Debbie Rush and her
first grade class at Bell Ele-






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Until next time be happy just
for the love of them.
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Gilchrist County
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.During the months of May
through October, 2005, the
Sheriff's Volunteers drove
Crime Watch vehicles 11,212
miles and contributed 1,157 3/4
hours while performing the fol-
lowing duties. Regular patrol of
Gilchrist County roads, working
the Bell and Trenton school
zones, assisting with traffic for
many funerals, providing sup-
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Growl, as well as the Halloween
Haunted House.
While figures for the CARE
(Call and Respond Everyday)
are not available at this time, an
average for previous months
would indicate 1,680 calls and
2,520 hours for this time period
provided by the team of CARE
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meetings will be held on De-
cember 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the
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Office. All volunteers are en-
couraged to attend.
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Festival Of Lights And Christmas

Boat Parade To Be Held

December 10


The Fanning Springs State
Park will come alive once again
on Saturday, December 10, as
the Festival of Lights and
Christmas Boat Parade get un-
derway. The opening ceremony
will be held at 9:00 a.m. by the
Tri-County Marine Corps
League with the Flag Cere-
mony. Don't forget to bring
along a toy to contribute to the
Toys For Tots booth that the
Corps will be having and help
make Christmas a little bit
brighter for an unfortunate
child.
There is still time for you to
get your application in for a
booth to show your handiwork
or tempt everyone with your
specialty foods at the festival.
They will be accepted until De-
cember 6 so look for our appli-
cation in the Bulletin and get it
in today! Just call Velma at
352-469-9089 or 352-339-2248
or Cheryl at 352-463-7919 for
more information. You can also
e-mail the Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce at
fanningspringschamber@msn.c
om or go to the Web site at
www.fanningspringsflorida.com
for an application. There is
plenty of room to set up your
display and share a full day of
fun and activities. There is also
ample parking for everyone
with only a $2 gate charge per
vehicle.
The Suwannee River Cruisers
Boat Club is also asking every-
one with a boat to get their
friends and families to help
decorate it and enter in the
Christmas Boat Parade. The
cost is only $20 per entry and
everyone comes away a winner.
Entries are judged on originality
and overall appearance with
prizes in small, medium and
large categories. The parade


gets underway at 6:30 p.m., just
below the Highway 19 bridge at
Fanning Springs, and goes up
past the park, passing the nu-
merous spectators lining the
banks, and continues to the Su-
wannee Gables Motel/Marina
where they dock and come
ashore for refreshments and
awards. This is a spectacular
event and each year the boats
get more beautiful, if that is
possible. So, get your crew to-
gether and get busy so you can
share in the fun. Please bring a
flashlight to help light your way
in the dark and this is a great
way to signal the boats that you
are watching from the banks of
the river. The Boat Club will
notify everyone entered to at-
tend their Captain's Get To-
gether on Thursday evening,
December 8, for refreshments
and briefing for the parade. The
lineup will be determined at that
time so make plans to attend.
The ABATE Nature Coast
Chapter is hosting the
"Bike/Trike Show" and will be
awarding first and second place
ribbons and trophy for Best of
Show. If you would like to par-
ticipate call Frank at 352-318-
,7822 for more information.
The Tri-County Car Club will
feature 100 or more entries in
the Classic Car Show. This
brings many of the oldies from
all over Florida and adjoining
states that the members have
taken great pride and have kept
in top shape; There is fierce
competition for the top awards
in this group. Come browse
through these beauties and see'
what you think.
Get ready for the exciting
Yellow Rubber Ducky race on
the Suwannee River at 3:30
p.m. The Suwannee River'Boat
Club is busy selling those cute


yellow ducks. Each duck has a
number on the bottom of it and
if your pick is one of the first
three to cross the finish line,
you will win some of the prize
money. This has become one of
the highlights of the day as the
crowd assembles along the bank
to watch the ducks float down
under the bridge and get
swooped up in the, nets that
boaters use to gather them.
Come enjoy with us.
Of course the day is not com-
plete unless Santa Claus comes
to visit with all of the children
and brings along a little gift for
each of them. Then every hour
someone wins a beautiful prize
that has been donated by our lo-
cal merchants.
Take a break and enjoy the
entertainment that is ongoing all
day. Christmas Carols bring us
up to time for the Boat Parade
and the climax of an exciting,
fun-filled day. Hope to see you
there.
Velma Poole,
Secretary for the Chamber


Veterans Service
News
With the winter holidays
upon us activity on veterans' is-
sues is still very high. It is dur-
ing this period when Congress
would like to adjourn for the
holidays that some very impor-
tant topics will either pass or
fail. Some good news has al-
ready arrived while we wait on
more. I hope this finds our vet-
erans and their families and sur-
vivors in good health and cheer.
This period is traditionally
marked as a sad time for a lot of
our service men and women
who are separated from their
families during the holidays.
Most of our veterans have expe-
rienced this and can remember
missing our friends and fami-
lies. I urge all of us to take a
moment out and remember
those who have served and are
serving our country. Share some
special time \with them and in-
clude the families of thfse un-
able to be at home for the holi-
days in your holiday plans. Here
is some updated information.
Gulf War Illnesses Re-
search.
The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) has approved
funding for 12 new research
projects to better understand ill-


nesses affecting some Gulf War
veterans. Funding for the pro-
jects is expected to begin in
January 2006, and all research
will be conducted at VA medi-
cal centers around the country.
Some veterans who participated
in Operation Desert Shield and
Operation Desert Storm have
reported a variety of ailments
including fatigue, weakness,
sleep disturbances, persistent
headaches, skin rashes, respira-
tory problems, and other ill-
nesses at rates that significantly
exceed those reported by other
veteran groups. These research
projects focus on understanding
and treating the illnesses af-
fecting these veterans, as well as
understanding the potential
long-term health effects of Gulf
War-related exposures. The
newest Gulf War veterans' ill-
nesses research programs will
be organized and administered
through VA medical centers lo-
cated in Bedford, MA; Balti-
more, MD; Washington, D.C.;
Durham, NC; Miami, FL;
Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN;
Omaha, NE; Salt Lake City,
UT; and San Francisco, CA.
Paralympics Now Open to
Disabled Vets.-
Disabled veteran athletes can
now become eligible to compete
in some of the nation's premiere
athletic venues due to an -agree-
ment between the United States
Olympic Committee (USOC)
and the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA). Under.the terms
of the agreement signed last
week, participants in VA's Na-
tional Veterans Wheelchair
Games and the National Dis-
abled Veterans Winter Sports
Clinic will now be able to qual-
ify for positions on the prestig-
ious U.S. Paralympic Team and
the U.S. Paralymlic National.
Teams. The agreement means
the department's marquee
sporting events for disabled vet-
erans can now serve as a pipe-
line in providing competitors for
American Paralympic teams en-
gaged in national and interna-
tional competition. For more in-
formation, please contact
Richard Olague, Public Affairs
Specialist, VA Public Affairs, at
202-273-6000, Darryl Seibel,
Chief Communications Officer
(719) 866-4531 or Beth Bour-
geois. Communications Man-
ager. U.S. Paralympics (719)
866-2039. -. -"
VA Prescription Co-Pays
Increase by $1.,
Co-payments for outpatient'
medicines prescribed through
Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) medical facilities will rise
by $1, according to an an-
nouncement today by VA. The


$1 increase for a 30-day supply
of prescription drugs will take
effect on January 1, 2006. The
increase to $8 for a 30-day sup-
ply of prescription drugs is re-
quired by federal law, and is
based on increases in the Medi-
cal Consumer Price Index. Vet-
erans in "Priority Group 1" -
those veterans who have an in-
jury or illness connected with
their military service resulting
in a 50 percent or greater dis-
ability will not be affected by
the co-payment increase. Not all
prescription drugs will be sub-
ject to the $1 increase.
Veteran's Organizations
Lose Voice
The House Veterans' Affairs
Committee Chairman Steve
Buyer (R-Ind) recently an-
nounced that veteran's service
organizations will no longer
have the opportunity to present
testimony before a joint hearing
of the House and Senate Veter-
ans Affairs Committees, a tra-
dition of legislative presenta-
tions by veteran's service
organizations that dates back to
the 1950s. The joint hearings
have been held each year to al-
low the elected leaders of veter-
ans' groups to discuss their or-
ganization's legislative agenda
and foremost concerns with the
lawmakers who have jurisdic-
tion over federal veterans' pro-
grams. Senators and Represen-
tatives who serve on those
committees also get the oppor-
tunity to address the hundreds
of constituent members from
these organizations who make
the annual pilgrimage to Capitol
Hill. How do you feel about this
action? Let your public officials
know how you feel! E-mail :
http://capwiz.com/military/mail/
one-
click compose/?alertid=825746
6
2006 Authorization Act Still
In Limbo
The .annual defense authori-
zation act designates who will
spend money on what programs,
and the appropriations bill uses
that authority to set funding
amounts. Both pieces .of legis-
lation should be completed be-
fore the start of the new fiscal
year on October 1. The House
passed its version of the fiscal
2006 defense authorization act
more than four months ago, but
at press time the Senate still h'id
'not acted In addition to pay,
allowances and medical meas-
ures for the troops, other vital
proposals remain in limbo. Ex-
amples: Commencing Guard
and Reserve retirement pay be-
fore age 60; authorizing concur-
rent receipt for retirees rated by
the Department of Veterans Af-
fairs as .100 percent unemploy-
able but not 100 percent dis-
abled; ending the deduction of
Dependency and Indemnity
Compensation payments from
Survivor Benefit Plan annuities;
and establishing mandatory
funding for VA health care.
Prescription Scam Surfaces
The Department of Veterans
Affairs has reported that the
"Patient Care Group" is con-
ducting a scam operation
against veterans who receive
VA prescriptions. Callers
claiming to be representatives of
this group tell veterans that their
prescriptions are being admin-
istered by the company. They
then ask for credit card infor-
mation so that the veterans can
continue to receive their medi-
cations. VA officials said that
the department has made no
change to 'its prescription sys-
tem, and that veterans should
not provide any information' to
callers from this group..
The County Veterans Service
Office is open on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays.
Please contact me at 352-463-
3199, email:
cvso @ gilchrist.fl.us
Happy Holidays!
Major Stroupe
County Veterans Service
Officer


Pneumonia Vaccine
Recommendations
In response to the recent in-
fluenza vaccine supply chal-
lenges the county has experi-
enced, the Gilchrist County
Health Department recommends
individuals be vaccinated for


pneumonia, an infection often
contracted after the body is
weakened from the flu. The
pneumonia vaccine is adminis-
tered at nursing homes, hospi-
tals, primary healthcare provid-
ers and county health
departments.
The following individuals
should be vaccinated for pneu-
monia:
* Adults 65 years and older
* Persons, age two to 64
years of age, with chronic
disease or a weak immune
system


Ms. Winnelle Horne is shown standing at the Levy County
Quilt Museum surrounded by a few of the many beautiful
quilts that are on display this week. The Log Cabin Quilters
are holding their annual quilt show and sale. The event will
continue through December 4. On Saturday the ladies are
preparing their special chicken and dumplings for the noon
meal. Other entertainment includes a Bluegrass band and a
demonstration on yarn and wool making. Ms. Winnelle in-
vites the public to come on out to the log cabin and enjoy this
year's show and sale.


* Residents and employees of
nursing homes and other
long-term care facilities
* All infants two to 24
months should routinely re-
ceive the seven valent
pneumococcal vaccine
Pneumonia cannot be con-
tracted from the vaccine. Only
mild side effects can occur, in-
cluding swelling or soreness at
the spot where the shot was
given, muscle pain and mild fe-
ver.
Floridians should remember
the peak of flu season in Florida
is in mid-February. A vaccina-
tion in November or December
will still provide you with pro-
tection from influenza. Women
who will be pregnant during the
flu season, healthcare workers
and primary caregivers of chil-
dren younger than six months
are the individuals who should
receive a flu shot.
Other than vaccination, the


probability of contracting respi-
ratory infections can be reduced
by following a few simple steps
including:
e Clean hands often with soap
and water or an alcohol-based
hand cleanser
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth
Stay home when you are sick
and keep sick children home
Avoid close contact with peo-
ple who are ill if possible
Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or
other personal items
* Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough
or sneeze and throw the tissue
away. If you don't have a tis-
sue, sneeze or cough into your
sleeve
For more .information on
pneumonia and influenza vacci-
nation, contact your local
county health department at
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Mrs. Ruby Morgan
Albritton
Mrs. Ruby Morgan Albritton
of Cross City died Friday, No-
vember.25, 2005 at Cross City
Rehabilitation. She was 93.
Born in Cross City, Mrs. Al-
britton lived the majority of her
life in Dixie County as a
homemaker and a mother. She
attended the Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church in Cross City.
She was preceded in death by
husbands, Bonton Smith and.
Julian C. Albritton.
Mrs. Albritton is survived by
her son, Warren Smith of Old
Town; a daughter, Norma Folks
of St. Marks; four grandchil-
dren; and eight great-
grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at
the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Gary
Hatcher, Rev. Cecil Clendenin
and Rev. Chris Clendenin con-
ducting the service. Interment
followed at Summerville
Cemetery at New Prospect
Baptist Church.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City


Mrs. Sadie May
Bauknight
Mrs. Sadie May Bauknight of
Trenton died Thursday, No-
vember 24, 2005 in Daytona
Beach. She was 90.
Mrs. Bauknight was born in
Fort Myers and was a home-
maker. She was.a member of
Suwannee Fellowship Church.
She is survived by sons, Ar-
ley Benton of Brandon and Lee
Benton of Edgewater; sisters,
Mary Whitehouse of Macon,
Georgia, Rose Errickson of
Warner Robins, Georgia and
Margaret Wake of Mount
Grove, Missouri; brothers,
Bindley Huggins of Homosassa,
and J.T. Huggins, Jr. of Old
Town; six grandchildren; and
15 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Sunday. November 27. 2005 at;
Suwannee Fellowship Church
with Pastor'Jim Hurst condiict-
ing the service. Interment fol-
lowed at Keen Cemetery in Old
Tow n.
Arrangements \ ere under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
HOME, Trenton.


Mr. Harold Simuel
Beckham
Mr. Harold Simuel "Simmie"
Beckham of Cedar Key died
Friday. November 25, 2005 at
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
,Center in Trenton. He was 67.
Mr. Beckham was born in
'Cedar Key and lived there all
"his life. He was a commercial
fisherman.
SHe served in the United States
!Army and was a member of
First Baptist Church in Cedar
Key. He enjoyed fishing and
singing.i ,
He is survived .by his sons,
SVan Beckham and Troy Beck-
' ham, both of Cedar Key: broth-
ers, Donnie Beckham andJerry
SBeckham. both of Cedar Ke)
; and Cris Beckham of Chiefland;
Sisters, Shelby Ridgeway of Ce-
dar Key. Reba Jordan of Winter
Park, and Gloria Beattie of Los
Angeles. California: and five
grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
Tuesday. November 29, 2005 at
Shiloh Cemeter) with Pastor
Bobby Lindsey conducting the
service.
Arrangements were under the
care of KNAUFF FUNERAL
HOME. Chiefland.


Ar. Duane Goodson
Mr. Duane Goodson of Bron-
son died Friday. November 25.
2005 at Nature Coast Regional
Hospital. He was 53.
Mr. Goodson was born in
Williston and lived in: Levy
County all his life. Known as
"The Gas Man" he worked for
Tru-Ga's, a propane gas com-
pany, for more than 20 years.
He served in the United States
Air Force and was a member of


Sand Hill Baptist Church. He
enjoy ed hunting for raccoons.
Mr. Goodson is survived by
his daughter, Rachael Goodson
Jochens of Bradenton; his par-
ents, Lonnie andLennie Good-
son of Bronson; sisters Eliza-
beth Burke of Brooksville,
Patricia Keene of Trenton, and
Gail Yancy of Bronson; and two.
grandchildren.,
Arrangements were under the


care of KNAUFF FUNERAL
HOME.


Mr. Harry Robert
Halford
Mr. Harry Robert Halford of
Fanning Springs died Friday,
November 25, 2005 at the 'VA
Hospital in Gainesville. He was
72.
Mr. Halford moved to Fan-
ning Springs in 1992 from Or-
lando where he worked for the
City of Orlando in the Parks and
Forestry Department.
He is survived by his wife,
Barbara Halford; a daughter
Vicki Lynn Hirstove of Taylor-
ville, Illinois; a son, Robert
Rence Snyder of Taylorville;
sisters, Marcella Purlee of Cali-
fornia, Rose Mary Lehman of
'Taylorville, Brenda Sue
Crawley of Blue Mountain, Illi-
nois, and Martha Wayne of
Pawnee, Illinois.
Arrangements were under the
care of RICK GOODING
FUNERAL HOME, Cross
City.

Mrs. Lisa Alexander
Roberts
Mrs. Lisa Alexander Roberts
of Williston died Saturday, No-
vember 26, 2005 in Gainesville.
She was 31.
Mrs. Roberts was born in
Ocala and was a lifelong resi-
dent of the Williston area; She
was a medical records techni-
cian.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by
her husband, Tracey Roberts of
Williston; two sons, 'Daniel
Evan Roberts and Kevin Lee
Roberts, both of Williston; her
mother, Teresa Lembke; and a
sister, Rebecca Lee Alexander
of Tampa.
Arrangements were under the.
care of KNAUFF FUNERAL
HOME, Williston.


Mrs. Lena Tost
Starrett
Mrs. Lena Tost Starrett of
Trenton died Tuesday, Novem-
ber 22, 2005 at"her home. She
was 73. ,;- "" .
Mrs. Starrett was'born in Mi-
ami and came to this area from
there 15 yearsago. Until re-
cently she owned Sully's
Automotive and was a member
of Union Baptist Church.
Mrs. Starrett is survived by
her husband. Robert A. Sullivan
of Trenton; a daughter, Kim and
Albert Uhler of Maryland; a
son, Robert W.. Sullivan, Sr. of
Trenton; brothers, Hubert
'"Bub" and Marilyn Tost of Mi-
:ami and William H. ;Tost of
Bellview; and five grandchil-
dren.
A funeral service 'was held
Saturday. November 26. 2005' at
Union Baptist Church with
Pastor Travis Moody conduct-
ing the. service. Interment fol-
lowed at Union Baptist Church
Cemetery,
Arrangements were under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
HOME, Trenton.


Mr. Henry Jackson
Studstill
Mr. Henry Jackson Studstill
of Trenton died Tuesday, No-
vember 22, 2005 following a
heart attack. He was 68.
Mr. Studstill was born in
Trenton and was a lifelong resi-
dent of the area. He was a re-
tired heavy equipment operator
and a: member of Ebenezer
Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
'his mother. Ava Lou Studstill.
Mr. Studstill is survived by
sons, Bruce and Alwilda Stud-
still of Trenton and Terry Stud-
still of Axson, Georgia: broth-
ers, Brantley Studstill of
Trenton and Robert Studstjll of
Chiefland; and three grandchil-
dren.
A funeral service was held
Saturday, November 26, 2005 at
Ebenezer Baptist Church with
Brother Billy Philman con-
ducting the service. Interment
followed at Ebenezer Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
'HOME, Trenton:


Fax Service

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Mr. Cleveland O.
Wilkerson
Mr. Cleveland O. Wilkerson
of Bell died Thursday, Novem-
ber 24, 2005 at Haven Hospice
of the Tri-Counties in
Chiefland. He was 78.
Mr. Wilkerson was born in
Bell and was a lifelong resident
of the area. He was a farmer
and a member of Bethel Church
of Christ.
He is survived by sons, David
Halter and Gary Halter, both of
Bell; and four grandchildren.
Interment was held Monday,
November 28, 2005 at Bethel
Church of Christ Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
care of WATSON FUNERAL
HOME, Trenton.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Lloyd Holder to Tommy
Holder, quit claim deed, $10.
Ryan M: and Devon Weaver
to Verne C. and Faith C.
Stanton, general warranty deed,
$190,000. Lot 2, Fifty Two
Twenty.
James A. Ivines and James
David Ivines to Christopher R.
Kinem, general warranty deed,
$10.
Suwannee Valley Properties,
LLC to Debra D. Vaughn, war-
ranty deed, $105,000. Lot 12,
Emerald Farms, Unit 1.
Anthony J. Gonzalo, personal
.representative and Ruth B.
Gonzalo Estate to Robert M.
Gonzalo, Linda M. Miller and
Anthony J. Gonzalo, personal.
representative's deed, $10.
Tony F. Gonzalo Estate
Linda M. Miller, personal rep-
resentative to Ruth B. Gonzalo,
corrective-personal representa-
tive's deed.
Chris Gero to Bruce G.
Rankin, warranty deed,
$190,000. Lot 13, Block B,


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including higher density residential. Hwy 441 and NW 2nd Street,
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community with deeded access to Long Pond Lake. Levy County.
$56,000
- 7.0 Riverfront Acres Over 850' of Santa Fe River frontage. Just up
river from the Ichetucknee in Gilchrist County. Property has several
RV hookups ready with water, septic, and power. Large metal
building for storage. Bring all offers. $200,000
- 3.19 Gorgeous acres in a Suwannee River access community.
Wooded area with large oaks throughout Lafayeite County $35,900
- 11.45 Acres Exclusive private community just outside of
downtown High Springs. All home sites are 10 acres or more.
Deeded access to the Santa Fe River. $275,000.
- 2 BD/2 BA DWMH on square acre in Williston Highlands, Levy
County. Easy commute to Gainesville or Ocala..$68,000
- 1.0 Square Acre in Williston Highlands, mobile homes are allowed.
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Two Rivers Estates.
Veronica Rowe to NRLL
East, LLC, warranty deed,
$2,400.
Norman K. Ashurst to Robert
L. Phillips, warranty deed,
$21,000. Lots 9 and 10, Block
3 of Suwannee River Estates
South.
Anne E. Barnett and Sandra
Blake to James and Jennifer
Hager, warranty deed,
$100,000. Lots 9, 10, block 7,
Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, Block 8.
Colin C. Silcox and Carol E.
Silcox to Van D. Bell and Karen
S. Brafford, warranty deed,
$100,000.
Lacy C. and Rodney M. La-
cey, Sr. to Chamberlain QI-Eat,
11-05, LLC, $569,000.
John and Brandy Dawson to
Joseph and Susan E. Rothman,
warranty deed, $10. Lot 22,
Block 1, Spring Ridge Subdivi-
sion, Unit 4.
Nellie M. Bostwick to Timo-
thy T. Sparks, warranty deed,
$25,000. Lots 1, 4, 5, and 8,
Block 22, Suwannee River Sub-
division.
Kenneth E. and Donna L.
Thompson to Fredrick J. and
Joyce D. Starr, warranty deed,
$250,000. Lot 14, Lake in the
Woods, Unit 3.



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NICE ELLIOT PECANS $2 a
pound, Seedlings, $1.50 pound.'
C. H. Dunn, 463-2520.
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1989 BRENDELLA SKI/TOW
BOAT: 351 Windsor V8 inboard,
800 hours, asking $6,000. Call
221-0363.
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1987 MARINER 175 HP
outboard motor with a stainless
prop. and controls. Call
352-463-7135 or 463-6215 after'
7PM. $1,500 OBO.
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CAMPER FOR SALE:. 1996
Pleasure-Way ultimate compact
RV. Impeccably maintained by
original owner. 66,000 miles,
$24,500. Call 352-463-6527.
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HUMANE SOCIETY OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY: Thrift
Store open 10 am 4 pm on
Tuesday through Friday & 9am -
3 pm on Saturdays. Strickland
Avenue in Bell. Come down and
pick up some great bargains and
help the animals at the same time.
Proceeds from sales benefit
spay/neuter voucher' program.
Also taking donations. 463-7364.
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WHEEL TOWN
352-493-2835
Call for Directions -10 Miles
South of Chlefland off 345







'03 Ford XLT 150 Super Crew, V8,auto
c[,I,,,.f.. : ,T,:..... $15,975
'04Honda Element SUV 4-door, fully loaded
24K miles, Bal. Fatt.Warr...... $14,975
S'04 GMC SLE 4-door extra cab, V8, auto
loaded 40K miles...... $15,975
'03 Pontiac Aztec SUV,4-Door, auto, air
6-cyl., CD, loaded,40Kmiles.... $8,975
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rear air, CD, loaded, 39K Miles... $11,975
'02 Ford Focus Wagon, 4-cyl., loaded,
auto, factory air, 28K miles............ $7,975
'00 Chevy Cavalier, 4-Door, auto, air
CD, clean, 49K'Miles.................. $5,975
'98 Olds Regency, 4-Door, leather, fully loaded,
clean, 50K Miles... $6,975
'98 Chevy 3/4 ton flatbed, V8, auto,
fact. air, 50KMiles, clean....... $7,975

CREDIT UNIONS WELCOME
Warranties Available


I For Sale

BEDS: Queen thick, orthopedic,
pillow-top mattresses and box
springs. New in plastic with,
warranty. Sacrifice, $160. King
available $225. (352) 372-8588.
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REWARD LOST KEYS!
Bright orange key chain with dog
tags. Call ASAP, 352-463-1980.
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F Pets & Supplies


CATAHOULA PUPPIES: Pure-
bred with papers, very best lines.
386-935-6857.


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MOVING SALE 405 NE 2nd
Street, Chiefland, Dec. 3 from
8AM to 3PM. Living furniture,
dryer, toys, bedding, clothes.
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CHRISTMAS TREE, decora-
tions, clothes, and lots of odds and
ends. 301 NE Trenton Blvd., Dec.
3 from 8AM to 2PM.
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12 YR. OLD ARABIAN GELD-
ING, $1,000. 4 yr. old quarte-
rhorse mare, $1,800. Easy keepers,
sound and sane. Pleasure or per-
formance. Tack available, 386-
935-0550 hm., 386-454-5934 wk.,
or 352-221-0169, cell.
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SMALL, black 6 month old Jack
Donkey w/cross. Call 352-472-
5015.


RESIDENTIAL
9.7 ACRES OF OAKS & PINES. Deeded horse riding
trails throughout subdivision. Property has well, septic
& power. Older mobile home of no value, remove &
build your dream home. Call Kimberly Hill, 352-215-
1538 $100,000. #241089
10 ACRE HOME in Gilchrist Co. 3BR, 2BA, 1680 Sq.
Ft. Well maintained home with 18 yr old planted pines,
minutes from 3 outstanding recreational springs. Call
John Humphrey, 352-278-1152, $295,000. #238705
VACANT LAND
BEAUTIFUL ACRE LOT in Three River Estates with
huge old oaks! Private Santa Fe River access to boat
ramps and picnic areas. Close to Spring, low Suwannee
taxes. Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920. $29,900.
#241896
EXCEPTIONAL HIGH & DRY 10 acre parcel in
Appaloosa Trails. Currently in planted pines, come in
and cut out your homesite!. Deeded horse trails, low
Gilchrist County taxes. Call William Gillespie, 352-225-
1921. $119,900. #240820
MAGNIFICENT 10 ACRES, partially wooded with
septic and well. Minutes from Springs, OLeno State
Park, & 1-75. Need to get away, this is the place. Come
& enjoy the wildlife. Make your dreams a reality. Call
Paul Rozzi, 359-9799. $130,000. #241057
GREAT HOMESITES with lots of possibilities. Some
Oaks or property. 2 separate parcels that are being sold
together. Owner will not split. 1 parcel is 5 acres & the
other is 8.2 acres. Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920.
$174,900. #239205
BEAUTIFUL 10 ACRES in Gilchrist County w/many
planted pines. 2004 mobile home with well, septic &
power pole that will convey with sale. Enjoy wildlife &
quiet country life. Call Perry W. McDonald, Jr. 352-278-
0310. $175,000. #240523


Hometown Realty
of North Florida, Inc.


Office: (352) 463-9001
1310 N. Main Street Bell, FL 32619
SCell: (352) 222-8575
Fax: (352) 463-9008
Email: rankinranch @juno.comn


10 ACRES W/SEPTIC AND POWER POLE
$ 115,000; CAN BE DIVIDED INTO 5 ACRES TRACTS;
DESIRABLE LOCATION; NORTH OF BELL
MLS# 749722


Natalie S. Rankin
Licensed Real Estate Broker


6 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD
$ 84,900; ON CR 138, NORTHERN GILCHRIST CTY;
BEAUTIFULLY WOODED; HOME OR MOBILE OK
MLS# 750510


.5 ACRE LOT in Bronson. City water and sewer. 2 lots available.....................REDUCED..........$ 17,500 MALS# 750443 and 750444
1 ACRE LOT North of Bell. Home or mobile home acceptable. Great price 5 22,500 MLS# 750509
1 ACRE LOT WEST OF BELL. mile from boat ramp on Suwannee River $24,900 MLS# 750441
1 ACRE CORNER LOT. West of Bell. High, dry and buildable $ 27,900 MLS# 750442
1.25 ACRE LOT IN HOMES ONLY SUBDIVISION. Spring Ridge PENDING............S 34,900
3.3 ACRES PLANTED PINES with Santa Fe River access, high and dry.......................PENDING..........$ 47,900 MLS # 749311
3 ACRE WOODED LOT ONE BLK OFF SUWANNEE RIVER in Old Town...................................45,000 MLS# 749310
2.5 ACRE WOODED BUILDABLE LOT ON PAVED ROAD, CR 138...... .........SOLD ............. $57,000 MLS# 749536
2/2 MH IN BELL on city lot. Owner financing............................... ......$69,900 MLS# 750043
5 ACRES IN NORTHERN GILCHRIST CO.; nice pasture grass $70,000
5 ACRE LOT, Northern Gilchrist county; scattered trees & grass; home or mobile home $ 76,900 MLS# 750360
1.03 ACRES WITH 1994 RV with slideout room, metal shelter, plane hanger, & more $ 79,500 MLS# 750381
10 WOODED ACRES NEAR SANTA FE RIVER Off CR 138.............................................. 140,000 MLS # 749642
5 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD, CR 337 Comer lot.......................... .... .......$ 144,900 MLS#750222
,10 ACRES 2 MILES WEST OF BELL can be divided.......................... ......................... 145,000 MLS# 749644
10 ACRES WITH WELL, SEPTIC, POWER POLE just East of Bell $149,000 MLS# 750467
3/2 ON 5 FENCED ACRES near Trenton and Chiefland. S 149,000 MLS# 750445
4 ACRES IN THE TOWN OF BELL w/power pole, septic and well............................................. 150,000 MLS# 749862
11 ACRE PARCEL 2 MILES WEST OF BELL can be divided into two tracts....................................$ 159,500 MLS# 749645
3/2 DWMH ON 10 ACRES with 40'x40'pole bar. Half wooded, half cleared....................................$ 165,000 MLS# 749951
3/2 SITE-BUILT HOME ON 5 ACRES in North of Bell..............................................................$ 225,000 MLS# 749723
4BD/2BR MOBILE WITH 2BD/1BR ADDITION ON 10 ACRES... .................. ..$215,000 MLS# 749721
21 ACRES JUST WEST OF BELL; Can be divided, 10 or 11 ac tracts available..............................$304,500 MLS # 749643
3/2 ON 10 ACRES WEST OF BELL; CB/Stucco home built 2004; like new $ 319,000 MLS# 750629
32.8 ACRES ON US 129 just North of Bell; May be divided; great investment ..........................$ 640,000 MLS #749799
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S Firewood
SFor Sale

OAK FIREWOOD: Split,
stacked, and delivered. $65 half
cord, $115 full cord. Call or see
Alan Aderholt, (386) 935-4846
home or (386) 965-4847 cell.
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LAND WANTED: Undeveloped,
remote acreage. 10 20 acres in
Bell area. Please respond by e-
mail to private buyer asgar
dinc@worldnet.att.net
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REAL ESTATE WANTED:
Cash for your house or land, quick
closing, as is. Call 772-201-1115.
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WANTED-TRACTORS: Old,
rusty, broken, ugly, dead, alive,
abandoned. Call Sonny 352-472-
1387 or 352-256-7275, keep try-
ing, thanks.
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|Wanted To Buy

RETIRED REMODELING
CONTRACTOR: Wanting to
buy homes or mobile homes with
land needing repair, 493-7841.
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SItems Needed i

Unique, Antique and Collectibles
items needed for charity auction.
Proceeds for spay/neuter, vaccina-
tions and medical assistance for
low-income families, We do not
have a thrift store so donations are
accepted year around. 4-Pets Sake
PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-
935-0975 or 866-727-2972 email
fourpetssake@alltel.net
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MEETINGS
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AARP CHAPTER meets in the
Community Center, 214 SE 3rd
Avenue in Trenton every third
Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am,
except June, July, and August. New


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


FANTASTIC SANTA FE RIVER RETREAT- Large 4/3 home on approx.
22 Acres with 550' of Santa Fe River Frontage. "What a river view" and
loaded with turkey & deer! Property is close to Suwannee River by water, in
the country yet close to conveniences too!! It even has it's own nice boat
ramp. Includes 3 extra RV ports and 2 shop/storage buildings. $795,000.
RIVERFRONT "Swiss Family Robinson Special" on the Suwannee
River, strong motor boating area, 2 acres w/well, septic & power. Complete
w/camper on stilts, large decks cable suspension bridge. 200' on the river,
lot buildable for 1,200 sq ft house. $154,900.
10 ACRES ON THE SUWANNEE 510' of riverfront, beautiful woods,
quiet, secluded and private. Complete with in-ground septic tank, 4" well,
power, buildable and in good motor boating area one mile north of Santa Fe.
$399,000.
'NICE SANTA FE RIVER LOT mostly wooded on a beautiful section of
the river near the Itchtucknee located in No Gilchrist County. $59,900.
2 ACRES ON SUWANNEE RIVER across from "The Cove" restaurant.
360(+) feet of riverfront. Complete with 4" well, septic tank & power
services. $149,500.
2 ACRES ON SUWANNEE at Charles Springs beautiful, wooded lot,
buildable! $79,900.
A NICE RIVER LOT on Suwannee River near Royal Springs -nice area.
$49,900.
A LARGE LOT ON THE SANTA FE RIVER great location, good motor
boating area, near springs. $145,000.
SUWANNEE RIVER HOME beautiful 200' of riverfront south of
Branford, 1+ acres of land in Lafayette County. $177,000.
247 ACRES Prime land on more than 1/2 mile of highway frontage in
Suwannee County.' Nice 3/2 CB Home, detached garage with upstairs
apartment, 75 acres of beautiful pines. approx 160 acres in cropland. 3 wells
otherhr anmienmes"- Faniasnc development potenual. central located to just
about eerthing ai North Central Flonda Shown b% appoinrment onli'
Priced at $3,250,000.
CONVENIENCE STORE / MECHANICS GARAGES 1 acre zoned
commercial/industrial with plenty of frontage on Highway 90 east in Lake.
City, Florida. Many amenities and lots of square feet of building to use your
entrepreneurial skills and make this going business grow even more. Only
$425,000.
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com


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CROSSFIRE CONSTRUC-
TION, INC.: New construction,
additions, remodeling, decks, pole
barns, etc. Licensed and Insured.
RG0066812. Owner Tim Daught-
ery 352-486-6325.
12tb, 1-24-2-9
ELMORE'S SIMULATED
BRICK & STONE, INC.: Stone,
stucco, permanent mobile home
skirting. Free Estimates. 6789 SE
70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-5542,
214-3702. Fax 352-472-1024.
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ABL HAULING, garage, yard,
remodel debris removed, trash,
junk, appliance, pressure washing.
Free estimates and 8 years experi-
ence. Call 472-6164 or 278-2606.
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BOB OSBORNE TREE
SERVICE, INC.: 70 ft. bucket
truck, hydraulic loader truck,
stump grinder. Free Estimates.
Insured. 352-463-9100.
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PRESSURE WASHING, AND
PAINTING: Reasonable prices,
dependable, insured and
professional. Shamrock Services,
352-463-1212 day or evening and
weekends.


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IRON FREE'S own high purity
MANDOX wide-spectrum/triple
action filtration system removes
iron, tannin, sulfur, manganese,
turbidity, bad taste, bad odor. Kills
bacteria. No more stained fixtures,
dingy clothes. Low cost, low
maintenance, guaranteed. Call to-
day for FREE WATER TEST. No
obligation. $795 to $1,995.
IRON-FREE Well Water Com-
pany, Inc., Roy Jones, Opr.
Mgr. 352-542-9817 or WILSON
HOME CENTER 352-463-2068.
1-800-437-1128 ANYTIME.
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR:
CBC017140 Custom homes built
on your lot. Precision Develop-
ment, PO Box 249, 26761 SE
Hwy. 19, Old Town, 352-542-
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MOWER & CH
PARTS: Suhl, Hu'-qa
Murrai. Sears. MTD.
Kohler, Robin, and Hond
for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw S
493-4904


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A BIG STUMP! A LITTLE
STUMP!:We grind them all.
Langston Tree Service, Inc. 490-
4456.
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DIXIE MONUMENT: Old Town
- Since 1992. Visit our display on
Hwy. 19 at C&C Growers, 9 am -
5 pm, Mon. Sat. or call toll free
1-877-542-3432 for appointment
to visit our shop & main office at
1471 NE 512 Avenue. 100's of
stones in stock, computer special-
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some billing, customer
proofreading and other
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AVAILABLE: Dump
driver Class A CDL,
years exp. Also heavy
ment operator, min.
exp. Health Insurance
ble. Call 352-472-455(
man Construction, Inc
berry. This is a drug-fre
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TREES, TREES, TREES: Lang-
ston Tree Service, Inc. 490-4456.
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T ROK E REALTY
INC.-

(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker SEE OUR LISTINGS
ON THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
WISHES FOR A HAPPY & SAFE THANKSGIVING 2005 HOLIDAY, TO EVERYONE
IN THE GILCHRIST COUNTY AREA--FROM THE STAFF AT TROKE REALTY, INC.
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE --
10 ACRE 'MINI' FARM W/RANCH HOME IN NW LEVY: 3 BR/3 BA:Spacious CB-built home (over 2,900 inside sq. ft.), with
46x42 metal barn, frame workshop, duck/fish pond & more on 10 quality fenced acres. Inside has full living, dining, family, Florida & bo-
nus rooms, 2 fireplaces & more. Property located along paved CR-336 south of Chiefland...Owvners are motivated to sell, will consider
reasonable offer...$375,000.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME AT BUCK BAY S/D IN CHIEFLAND: 3 BR/2 BA: Just completed, this new CB/Acrocrete-built home has.all
the bells & whistles--over 1,900 inside sq. ft. with vaulted ceilings, tile & wood flooring, plenty of wood cabinetry/formica counters in spa-
cious kitchen, 2-car garage, security system & outer lighting, central vac & more. All on treed landscaped one-acre tract, close to US-19 &
Manatee State Park...$290,000.
REDUCED (from $265,000) BRICK RANCH HOME CLOSE TO TRENTON: 3 BR/3 BA: Neat, clean home, this spacious Norwe-
gian-brick is a high quality home-site, on a landscaped 2.9-acre tract just west of town (nearby SR-26). Outside has 3 outbuildings, includ-
ing large garage/workshop; has fencing for horse/livestock, with nice mix of oak, pine & pecan trees. Inside has large greatroom w/
fireplace, full service kitchen, sitting porch and more...$239,900.
-- SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT PROPERTY NOW AVAILABLE --
RIVER-AREA HOMES & ACREAGE, NEAR TO OLD TOWN IN DIXIE: 6 BR/5.5 BA: Two CB-built homes, along with eleven
1/2-acre tracts (all landscaped, large trees), located at private river S/D right by Nature Coast 'Rails-Trails' river bridge/trail. 1,900 sq. ft.
home has 90' along the river, with deck & floating dock, river-side elevated porch, 2-car garage & more. 2nd home is over 2,700 sq. ft. in-
side, 16x36 covered outer deck (w/hot tub), 20x24 workshop/pottery bldg., bonus rooms & 1/2 bath (possible 'in-law' suite), fully land-
scaped on one acre-call Jean or Jim for full details on this special property, with great waterfront & new home-site opportunity for.inves-
tor...$1,000,000. .
RIVERFRONT ACREAGE, READY FOR HOME-SITE WEST OF BELL: Landscaped 5-acre tract, with wood & wire fencing for
horse or livestock, has 180' of wooded/private frontage along the Suwannee, close to Rock Bluff. Is fully set for home-site (well, septic,
power, outbuildings)--call or e-mail for full information...$269,900.
5.35 ACRES SUWANNEE RIVER FRONTAGE AT SHADY BEND AREA: Nice blend of riverfront & wooded privacy, for this 5+
acre tract north of Rock Bluff. Has septic system already in place, along with owner's building/RV permits for eventual home-site. Property
.is also fenced/gated, located at Shady Bend S/D & Air Park...$149,900.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
PASTURE/FENCED ACREAGE & QUALITY DW MANUFACTURED: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 1993 27x60 M/Home, with attached
2-wide carport & screened back porch, located on landscaped 5-acre tract, close to Bell & CR-341. Has large greatroom split-plan layout,
with spacious master suite. Outer features include pole barn (room for horse space), workshop, 28'-round pool & more--call or e-mail for
full information...$159,900.
REDUCED (From $100,000)--DOUBLE-WIDE ON CANAL LOT NEAR SUN SPRINGS: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 1988 'Fleetwood'
manufactured, located on a quiet area near to both the Suwannee and Sun & Hart Springs. 60xJ29 tract has 60' frontage along a spring ca-
nal, and 'as-is' dock by water. M/Home could also be rental investment--call for details..$89,900.
NEAT & CLEAN 'HOMES-MERIT' IN FANNING SPRINGS: 3 BR/2 BA: Very fine, well-kept 27x63 Manufactured home, has full
spacious rooms; fireplace in large family room, lots of counter/cabinet space for kitchen (w/full appliances), all on 100x300 tract with priva-
cy fencing, paved road frontage along Joppa Church Road & more...$84,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condi-
tion, on 1.04-acre tract (nice mix of trees/open space), with board fencing in front. Located north of Bell, with quick access to US 129 &
CR 340...Owner says to present offers...$79,500.
VERY NICE, AFFORDABLE TRENTON MANUFACTURED: 2 BR/I BA: Owner has refurbished this 14x60 1995 M/Home, with
new carpeting, full cleaning/pressure-washed, located at Ayers Estates S/D. Has roomy living room, BR's & spacious bath, plenty of cabi-
netry & prep island in kitchen/dining area...$46,800.
LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES, MIX OF WOODS/OPEN SPACE, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Over 40 acres, ready for family or gentleman's farm/home-site
east of Trenton; has paved frontage along CR-337, and an older home-site on property (improvements being sold in 'as is' condition)--call
or e-mail our office for full details.-$638,000.
30 ACRES-PASTURE PROPERTY IN WEST GILCHRIST: Thirty rolling acres, with large oaks/pines along boundaries, ready for
Ag use or large home-site. Located close to CR-232 & CR-344 near Hart Springs-.$399,900.
4+ ACRES NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Located amongst nice mix of well-kept built & manu. home-sites, mostly pasture 4.2-acre tract
ready for new home-site, within short drive to Fanning Springs and Trenton...$75,000.
BUILDABLE TRACT NEAR MANATEE SPRINGS: Nicely wooded 100x200 tract located along paved Camp Azalea Road (near to
Manatee State Park west of Chiefland). Well-kept built & M/H home-sites nearby... $25,000
AFFORDABLE BUILDABLE TRACT NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Wooded 100x100 property, near to SR-26, 'Rails-to Trails' &
more in west part of Gilchrist, ready for built or manufactured home-site...$9,900.
Call or e-mail our office/agents for more information on any other property currently available in the Gilchrist/North Levy/Dixie
Counties area. While some properties are shown in the ad as 'under contract/contract pending', owners) may consider possible
back-up offers--call or e-mail our office for details.
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:


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


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Paul Troke
(352)221-2999


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

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Which House is Right for You?
Looking at houses can be
confusing. Grouping several in a
day can make the process even
more mind boggling. It is
important for you to look at each
house carefully. My goal is that
once you read this article, you will
be better prepared when looking at
the next home for your family.
Taking notes is a good way to
keep houses straight.' Writing
down the features that you like,
.and the ones you dislike is good
information. The Realtor that you
are working with should have a
copy of the MLS sheet available.
This is a perfect place for note
taking, as the important
information about that specific
house is included.
- Along with taking notes, bring
your digital camera. Looking at
the house through your eyes is the
most important view. Marketing
photos may not embellish the
features that you are interested in,
and not the Realtor's view.
- Also, write down the feelings you
.get while in the home. A number
of Buyer's have expressed to me
that they knew as soon as they
walked in the home, that it felt like
home. Imagine if you were
already living there, picture your
belongings, and decorations in the
home.
- Include any cosmetic changes
that you would like done to the
home. Also do not forget the
outside of the home, imagine the
landscaping you like, and see how
your tastes would work with the
architecture of the home.
When you sit down to go over all
your notes, the pictures and the
feelings will help bring back to life
the overall experience you had
while in the home. This should aid
you in narrowing down your
choices, and help you choose the
right home for your family.


I Help Wanted

VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS

Teacher Aide, Pre-K,
Special Needs
Bell Elementary School
High school diploma or equiva-
lent. Associate of Arts degree or
higher, at least 60 credit hours
from an accredited institution, or a
passing score on an approved state
test required. CDA Required.


"ou 'love Teather Aid ANTICIPATED
our loved enton Elementary School High
tfnb,5-20 school diploma or equivalent. As-
sociate of Arts degree or higher, at
ECTRIC: least 60 credit hours from an ac-
epairs, i- credited institution, or a passing
tate Reg. score on an approved state test re-
52) 463- quired. CDA Required

fnb, 11-25 Instructor Kindergarten
(Anticipated) Trenton Elementary
Bachelor's Degree from an accred-
"td ited educational institution. Flori-
ted g da certification in Elementary Ed-
S. -. ." ,ucation
CLERK/
exp. / Instructor Reading
exp. w/ Bell Middle/High Schools Bache-
r sefrvi lor's Degree from an accredited
office re-educational
ETAI institution. Florida certification
mer ser- covering Reading
omer ser-
ashiering. Teacher ESE (Anticipated)
is. Would Bell Middle School Bachelor's
.hiefland. Degree from an accredited educa-
431,5. Re- tional institution. Florida certifi-
cation covering ESE
Itp. 12-1 Speech/Language Pathologist
(K-12)
".-" "".*. District-wide
ted Bachelor's Degree in Speech/
.,.-... Language Pathology/
Communication Disorders from an
[TIONS accredited educational institution.
Struck Florida certification in Speech/
min. 3 Language Pathology and/or licen-
y equip- sure in Speech/Language Patholo-
3 years gy.
Availa- School Psychologist
. Cole- District-wide
, New- Master's Degree from an accredit-
e Co. ed institution. Certification cover-
17-11-24 ing School Psychology.


i Help Wanted

Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent. Contact the District Office
for an application and more infor-
mation.

Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications
for our Highly Qualified Substi-
tute Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with
a current or
former teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once approved,
highly qualified substitutes would
be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence
in a core subject area. All other
daily substituting would be at cur-
rent daily rates. Contact the Dis-
trict Office for an application and
more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified ap-
plicants. Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For in-
formation or questions, contact the
Transportation Department at
(352) 463-3230.

Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW llth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded
at: www.gilchristschools.org/
Personnel.htm#Application
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www.GilchristSchools.org


Help Wanted

PERSON FOR CAR LOT to
detail cars and light mechanic
work. F/T, 463-8876.
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ONLY EXPERIENCED CAR-
PENTERS & HELPERS AP-
PLY: Must have own transporta-
tion. F/T work required. No P/T
help needed. Call between 10 am
& 4 pm. Leave message & phone
# at 352-463-1154 or 352-215-
3750.
2tb,l1-24-12-1

LUBE TECH NEEDED: For
GM dealership, will train the right
person, group health insurance
Aflac, paid vacation/holidays.
Please contact Vernon, 352-493-
4263.
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KIDS WORLD PRE-SCHOOL
is accepting applications for a FT
pre-school teacher. CDA and exp.
preferred. Call 463-3555.


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LAKEFRONT Home on .30 LOVELY DWMH on
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749518 $230,000 4BR/2BA, MLS# 749863
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GORGEOUS 4BR/3BA BREATH TAKING home INCREDIBLE
on 2 Acres close to town, w/332.65 Acres, Guest RIVERFRONT home
pool, outdoor kitchen & House, pool MLS#748379 on 10.5 Acres, 5BR/2BA
more! $399,000 MLS# $5.000.000 MLS# 745914 $595.000

Lancaster Realty Is Expanding To Meet Your Needs!

You need a real estate professional who handles all the details. Whether
buying or selling a home, we have the recipe for success.


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(386) 935-0243


HELP WANTED -

GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL -
has a job opening for a bookkeeper.
Experience "necessary. To apply please
submit a resume and fill out an application
in person. The Gilchrist County Journal is
located at 207 N. Main Street in Trenton.


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' Real Estate .

2 BR/2BA HOME on 3 lots in
Fanning Springs-Wilcox area,
Florida room, covered back porch,
and large outbuilding, near Florida
Greenway Trail and only two
miles to public boat ramp.
$85,000. Call (352) 463-2481.
tfn. 10-6
LAND FOR SALE: 9+ acres, SE
Gilchrist County on County Line
Grade. 20 minutes to Gainesville.
$16,500 per acre. Call 352-472-
2485 or 352-472-3109.


Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor -
Main Office (352) 493-2221 AL
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
EU office@jimkingrealty.comorwww.jimkingrealty.com REALOUSINTOR
OPPORTUNITY office@jimkingrealty.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR-


10 ACRE HORSE FARM with 3/2
MH. 34x36 4-stall horse barn w/tack
room, fenced & cross-fenced. MH
has many upgrades, 8x40 screened
porch, 16x16 covered porch, 22x28
carport, metal roof, 40 gal. water
heater, fireplace, oak flooring in
living room, new refrigerator, island
kitchen, & much more. A truly
beautiful .place you must see. Close
to shopping, schools, the Suwannee
River, the Gulf of Mexico,
Gainesville and Ocala. ***Shown
By Appointment Only!***
$329,000. (LMH-750436-JW 352-
463-6144 or 542-0009.





WELL MAINTAINED 3/2
doublewide manufactured home
with spacious floor plan. Cozy
14x20 family room addition with
gas fireplace. 2.5-car garage-&
workshop, plus 30x40 enclosed pole
ham to accommodate your boat and
motor bome Nicel) landscaped 1 98
acres with pool. pased dn.eway and
scanered rees 5195.000 (LMH-
749831-D) 352-493-2221.





LOVELY 3/2 DWMT E on 2.12
beautiful wooded acres. -2-car
carport, orkshop,
workshop/storge shed. 12\20
covered porch, 12\114 o ered patio.
new roof, new water heater, new
stove, new paint & more. Close L0
schools, shopping, the Suwannee
River, approximately 30 miles to
Gulf of Mexico. Call to see this
property today. Shown By
Appoinmtent Only!"" $83,0ti)
IDMH.7505S7.-JV 352-463-6144
or 542-0009


200 ACRE FARM with 3/2 home
just south of Chiefland with 1/2 mile
on paved Highway-347. 60-acre
coastal hay, 60-acre pasture, 80-acre
cultivated. Scattered live oak trees
makes this a perfect setting for a
horse farm. Rare to find this type of
farm in our area today! (LR-
750513) $2,600,000. 352-493-2221.


SWMH W/ADDITION on
saltwater canal in the town of
Suwannee! Look across your canal
to see natural beauty of palms &
palmettos, not to mention abundand
willpife Take your boat or canoe &
explore pristine coastal savannahs,
Gulf of Mexico & Suwannee River
or take a trip through .the 60
thousand acre National Wildlife
Refuge that borders our town' Enjoy;
one of he last truly natural place m
FL! It's incredible! $189,000. (DW-
750440-JfHM) 352-542-9007


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REAL ESTATE SECRETARY/
ASSISTANT wanted in busy of-
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, Chiefland,
Florida 32644.
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FT/PT EXPERIENCED mainte-
nance man needed immediately.
Also a FT/PT experienced cook
needed immediately. Apply with-
in at the Lighthouse Restaurant.


Smith & Lancaster,Inc.

www.slgmac.com

Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker


Akins Heating & AC, Inc.
5120 N.W. 5th Street
Bell, Florida 32619

352-463-2380

SServicing All Makes & Models *

SSpecializing in High Efficiency Units *

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Real Estate

FOR SALE Retail storefront
property in downtown Trenton.
Three buildings on Main Street.
Call 352-463-7135.
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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-
949-2261.
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Buy or sell or both. Call
TOWN & COUNTRY REALTY
352*463*8340
P. O. Box 8, Bell, Florida 32619
tcrealty @bellsouth.net
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-
tcrealty
Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy
Board of Realtors and
Multiple Listing Service.
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COMMERCIAL OFFICE
SPACE AVAILABLE: Located
in Levy Office Complex at 12650
NW Hwy. 19 in Chiefland. Ap-
proximately 2Q9 square feet, $264
monthly. Includes all utilities and
sales tax. Please phone 493-4111
for more information. Two units
available. One mile north of Wal-
Mart, next to Liggett's/UPS.
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Small buildings, boats, etc. 24 hr. towing service,
22ft. rollback bed. Carports also available.
Reasonable Rates.
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.NMOLrtha! oneds ,i .f .m.ir repairs
Sand some TLC. This property is
-presently rental unit and is a great
investment property. Close to
schools, shopping & Suwannee
Rjver Appro\lmatel) 30 minutes to
the Gulf of NMeico SELLER IS
WILLING TO LOOK AT OFFERS
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Call Us Today
For More Listings!


$46.900 ILS# 750403
3BR/2BA .19 Acres
Trenton city limits, very
affordable New carpet & paint
Great rental.







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$134,900 MLS# 750183
3BR/2BA 5 Acres
Coz\ mobile home on beautiful
treed lawn Con'enientl located
to surrounding conunununies.




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$55,000 MLS# 750461
2BR/1BA .71 Acres
Home in great shape
w/new floors,
paint, and in great location.








$137,500 MLS# 749843
3BR/2BA .22 ACRES
Proposed construction. Lot 9C
"The Trails" S/D. Homes only!







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$379,900 MLS# 749107
3BR/2BA 6.93 Acres
Beautiful home w/large
granddaddy Oaks! Many, many
extras! Please call.


10 SW 7th Street
Williston, FL 32696
352-529-0010


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$72,500 MLS# 749727 $109,900 MLS# 750529
2BR/1.5BA ..23 Acres 3BR2BA 3 Acres.
Located in city limits of Cross Great investment!
City. Handyman special Two mobile homes on property.
\ .'minor repairs! Call today!


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$70,000 MLS# 750612 $149,900 MLS# 750337
4BR/2BA .46 Acres 2BR/2BA .32 Acres
Very lovely home Great starter home!
in great location. Hortme has been remodeled,
Spacious & open. nice & cozy!


$600,000 MLS# 750531
3BR/2BA 7.2 Acres
Home has commercial potential!
Unique interior, beautiful
surroundings.


$185,000 MLS# 750310
3BR/2BA 5 Acres
Property now zoned
Homes Only.
Contact office for details.


$349,900 MLS# 750180
3BR/2BA 20 Acres
Home features large great room
S& Florida room.
Watch nature at its best!


605 N. Main Street
Chiefland, FL 32626
352-493-4200


$164,900
3BR/2BA
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MLS# 750613
5.0 Acres
sq.ft. mobile
.tiful property.
sold separately.


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$199,000 MLS# 748880
3BR/2BA 10 Acres
Beautiful property in great area.
Would make great investment.
MH needs TLC.


934 E. Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-7770


.1'8 Acre $15,000 'dii!o60.Ares '' $139,,00d
10 individual lots available located in Land partially cleared and ready for your home.
Trenton city limits. 10 Acres $149,000
.41 Acres $39,900 Secluded property w/nice trees.
Multi-Residential zoning potential. 10 Acres $150,000
Trenton City limits. Cleared land ready for home.
1.00 Acre $35,000 10 Acres $180,000
Lot cleared w/scattered trees. Great tract off CR 344 Trenton.
1 Acre $30,000 10.50 Acres $129,900
Close to water w/no flooding. Deed Restricted community where
1.00 Acre $39,900 mobile homes are allowed located in Bell.
3 individual lots soldseparately. 11.07 Acres $160,900
1.93 Acres $69,900 Wooded tract of land close to Bell.
Large sprawling oaks. 11.59 Acres $129,900
4.34 Acres $139,900 Great investment w/lots of wildlife.
Well, septic, & Power Morriston 14.22 Acres $149,900
4.60 Acres $84,900 Property next to Gilchrist Hunt Club,
Nicely wooded & Deed Restricted. cleared w/lots of wild life.
Located off CR 232. 14.97 Acres $199,900
4.74 Acres $87,500 Property in Bell ready for home. Two available!
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D.
4.77' Acres $87,500
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D. 20.00 Acres $300,000
4.78 Acres $73,000 Investment potential. Property can be divided.
Close to River w/o Flooding. 20.20 Acres 1 r1sG $240,000
4.79 Acres $87,500 Lovelpl $ ing pasture.
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D. 21 Acres $660,000
4.81 Acres $87,500 Deed restricted community.
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D. 35 Acres $385,000
4.93 Acres $99,900 Planted pines. Located just off a paved highway.
Property in Deed Restricted Rolling Oaks. 40.00 Acres $480,000
5 9Planted in pines. Close to Bell. 0
40.00 Acres $400,000
5.00 Acres $349,900 Nicely wooded with well, septic and
Commercial property in City limits of power pole.
Bell. 64 Acres $500,000
5.00 Acres $75,000 High and Dry!
Property located in heart of Bell. 71.12 Acres $950,000
5 Acres $75,000 Approved planned Residential S/D. Great
Located off major highway! investment!
5.00 Acres $79,900 80.0 Acres .-. $1,200,000
Beautiful property located in horse farm Great o ~m ei ,ent! Located
community." off pared&iad TBell.
5 Acres $79,900 154.0 Acres $1,927,500
Nice acreage in Chiefland. 2.0 acre lot development potential.
5.00 Acres $85,000 W ..errontProp
Deed Restricted to Site Built Homes only.
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5.00 Acres $80,000 4 Acres $249,000
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5 Acres $90,000 w/ deed restrictions.
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buyer needs to satisfy if good. Commercial Building $779,000
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GTT .CHRTST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005


Legal

Notices

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, will hold a regular
meeting on Monday, December 5,
2005, at 1:15 p.m., in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting
Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing is a proposed agenda.
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Constitutional Officers
5. Attorney's Report
6. Clerk's Report
7. Road Department
8. EMA/County Administrator's
Report
9. Commissioners' Reports
10. Time Certain Items:
a. 1:30 p.m. Public Hearing,
Community Redevelop-
ment
b. 2:45 p.m. Public Hearing,
Division of Forestry, An-
nual Report
c. 3:00 p.m. Public Hearing,
Approval of Plat, Saddle-
brooke Minor Subdivi-
sion
d. 3:15 p.m. Citizen's Re-
quest, County Agent's
Recommendation, New
4-H County Agent Posi-
tion
e. 3:30 p.m. Citizen's Re-
quest, Arlene Cameron,
Saturday Morning Break-
fast
f. 3:45 p.m. Public Hearing,
Impact Fees Land Devel-
opment Code, Article Re-
view
g. 4:00 p.m. Public Hearing,
Resolution 05-63, County
Building Usage Policies
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Public Participation
14. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities, re-
questing reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169
(Voice & TDD) or via Florida Re-
lay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said hearing, that person will need a
record of the proceedings, and that
for such purpose, that person may
need to insure that a verbatim re-
cord is made, which record include..
the testimony and e..idence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
MITCHELL GENTRY,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM. :
CLERK
Pub. December 1, 2005b


CITY OF TRENTON
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Commnssioners, in
and for the City of Trenlon. Florida,
will meet on Monday, December 5.
2005 immediately upon adjourn-
ment of the Planning and Zoning
meeung which begins at 5:30 p.m.,,
in the Kathrsn Deen Commission
Chambers. 114 N. Main Street.
Items included on the agenda are as
follow s:
A. Call To Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Approval of Minutes
D. Consent Items
I. Approval of Expendi-
tures for the Month of
October 2005 .
2. Approval of Financial
Statements for the


Get your
Color Copies ;
from The
Gilchrist C6unty
Journal- 463-7135


Month of October 2005
E. Other Agencies
1. Code Enforcement, Di-
ane Rondolet
2. NCFRPC CDBG,
Martha Orthoefer
F. Scheduled Citizens Re-
quest
1. Dreambuilders
G. Committee Reports
1. Fire, Commissioner
Kincaid
H. Action Items
1. Final Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-19 City
Commission/Gil.
Housing Authority
Comp. Plan Amend-
ment
2. First Reading Ordi-
nance 2005-15 City
Commission/Gil
Housing Authority Re-
zone
3. Community Redevel-
opment Amendment
Discussion First
Reading Ordinance
2005-20 Community
Redevelopment
Amendment
4. Garbage Services Rate
5. Facade Grant Awards
6. Trenton Hall of Fame
Nominees
7. Community Redevel-
opment Plan Amend-
ment
8. Bid for Water Meters
9. School- Crossing
Guards
10. Farmer's Market Fund
Transfer
I. Discussion Items
1. Christmas Festivities
J. Board Member Request
K. City Manager Report
L. Staff Reports
1. City Attorney, David
M. Lang, Jr.
2. Public Works, Tom
Powell
3. Fire. Report, Jimmy
Branning
4. Police Reporti William
L. Smith, Jr.
M. Unscheduled Citizens Re-
quest
N. Adjournment.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at
this meeting, he/she will need a re-
cord of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, she/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
'tle proceedings is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Jered Otten\wess
.City Manager
Pub. December 1, 2005b.

NOTICE
Notice is hereb\ ginen that the
Town Council of Fanning Springs;
Florida will hold a public hearing
on the passage of the proposed Or-
dinance on increasing the Ma or's
salary, the public hearing shall be
held at City Hall. in Fanning
Springs. Florida, at the regular
board meeting on December 6,
2005. at 5:00 p.m The.title of the
proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE WHICH
INCREASES THE SALARY OF
THE MAYOR OF FANNING
SPRINGS FROM $600.00 PER
MONTH TO, $766.,67 PER
MONTH .SAID INCREASE TO
TAKE EFFECT AT THE NEXT
TERM OF THE MAYOR WHICH
SHALL COMMENCE JANUARY
1,2007.
The proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office
of the City Clerk in Fanning
Springs.
All members of the public are
welcome to'attend. notice is further
hereby gi\en. pursuant to Florida
Statute 286.0105; that any person or
persons deciding to appeal any,
matter considered 'at this public
hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceed-
'ings is made, lhich record includes
the testimony and evidence' upon
which the appeal is to be based. .
DATED this 22 day of Novem-
ber. 2005.
By: SHE[LA WATSON.
Clerk of Fanning Spnngs. Flonda.
Pub. December 1, 2005b.


CITY OF TRENTON
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD MEETING
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Commissioners, in
and for the City of Trenton, Florida,
will meet as the Planning and Zon-
ing Board on Monday, December 5,
2005 at 5:30 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. Public Hearing
1. Resolution PZ/LPA LDR
05-5 City Commis-
sion/Gilchrist Housing
Authority Rezone
D. Adjournment
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, he/she will need a re-
cord of the proceedings, and that,,
for such purpose, she/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. December 1, 2005b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARINGTO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on Monday, November 21,
2005 at 7:15 p.m. in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting
Room, located 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida for the
adoption of Ordinance 05-16, with
the following short title.
ORDINANCE "-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-,
SIONERS OF GILCHRIST'
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMEND-
ING THE SUBDIVISION REGU-
LATIONS IN THE COLINTY'S
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE;
AMENDING THE DEFINITION'
OF SUBDIVISION: ESTABLISH-
ING LOT SPLITS AND A PRO-
CEDURE THEREFORE;
AMENDING THE ACCESS RE-
'QUIREMENTS FOR LOTS
WITHIN CERTAIN SUBDIVI-
SIONS; AMENDING THE DEFI-.
NITION OF MINOR SUBDIVI-
SIONS; ESTABLISHING NEW
MNINILIMN LOT SIZES FOR
CERTAIN SLB DI VISIONS;
AMENDING THE RLiLES FOR
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
OF REQUIRED IMPROVE-
MENTS; ESTABLISHING NEW
LEVEL OF SERVICE STAN-
DARDS' .FOR SUBDIVISIONS
CONNECTING TO COUNTY
ROADWAYS; PROVIDING FOR
DELAYED APPLICABILITY;
PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS
TO THE CODIFIER: AND PRO-
VIDINGAN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited
to attend and be heard
A copy of the proposed ordi-:
nance is available for public in-
spection at the office of the County
Clerk, Count) Courthouse. 112 S.
Main Street, Trenton, Florida dur-
ing regular business hours.
Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169
(Voice & TDD) or \Ia Flonda Re-
lay Service (800) 955-8771.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she ill need a re-
cord of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based. :
BOARD OF COUNTY


COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,
CHAIRPERSON
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK
Pub. December 1, 2005b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2005-DR-000317
In Re: The Matter of Custody of
Hannah Huseth, Emma Sutton,
Tyson Sutton
Minor Child(ren),
by:
Dianna Bryant
Petitioner
NOTICE OF ACTION OF
TEMPORARY CUSTODY OF A
MINOR BY EXTENDED
FAMILY
TO: Rachel Braxton Sutton
YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action for tem-
porary custody of a minor has been
filed and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Dianna Bryant, Peti-
tioner, whose address is 4470 SW
40th Street, Bell, Fl 32619 on or be-
fore December-22, 2005, and file
the original with the clerk 'of this
court before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
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
sanctions, including dismissal of
striking of pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this court on November 21,
2005.
CLERK OF THE COURT-
(SEAL)
By:
Deborah Craft
Deputy Clerk
Pub. No', en'ber 24, December 1, 8,
15, 2u05b


NOTICE OF ,PPI ICXTION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GI\ EN,
ihat M AND P PARTNERSHIP,
LTD. the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certiicate
tor a ta.\ deed to be issued thereon
The ceruficate number and Near of
issuance. the description of the
property. and the names in .'.hich i1
\. as asces'ed are as follow %
T.X DEED 05-09
PARCEL ID'- "
#f15-10-21-0561-2160-1'00'
CERTIFICATE NiUMBER:
2000-530
Year of Issuance: 2000
Decrinpton of Prupert',
LOT 216 WACCASASSA
SCM\PSITES UNIT 1. ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
FILED IN PLAT BOOK I. PAGE
37. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GILCHRIST COUNT .
FLORIDA SAID SUBDIVISION
BEING LOCATED IN SECTION'
15, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH,,
RANGE 16 EAST.
Name in'\rhich assessed-
HERBERT LANGFORD &
J.\MES & JIMMY BALDREE
112 PAUL REVERE ROAD
BARTOW, FL. 33830.'
Said property being in the
County of Gilchrist, State of Flor-
ida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to the law the
property\ descnhed in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door on the
6TH day of DECEMBER, 2005, at
11:00 A.M.


Signature
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM.


CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
***************************
WARNING
There are unpaid taxes on prop-
erty which you own or in which
you have a legal interest. The
property will be sold at public auc-
tion on DECEMBER 6, 2005, un-
less back taxes are paid. To make
arrangements for payment, or to re-
ceive further information, contact
the Clerk of Circuit Court immedi-
ately at P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL.
32693
Telephone Number: 352-463-
3170.
Pub. November 10, 17, 24, Decem-
ber 1, 2005b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2005-CA-61
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES,
INC. SUCCESSOR BY REASON
OF MERGER WITH CITIFINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, INC. 344, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES
OF HOLLYWOOD FLA., INC.

Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENDA A. BLANK F/K/A
SBREND A. CONRAD; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BRENDA A. BLANK F/K/A
BRENDA A. CONRAD; N; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; GIL-
CHRIST COUNTY, A POLITI-
CAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
UrNITED STATES; CITIFINAN-
CIAL, INC. D/B/A CITIFINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, INC. SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL FI-
NANCE OF FLORIDA, LLC;
\WHETHER DISSOL\ ED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY. THROUGH. UNDER, OR'
AGAINST DEFENDANTiSi.
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants si.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notce is herebh gien that. pur-
suani to a Final Summa-ry Judgment
of Forecloure enrered in the abo; e-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
GILCHRIST County. Florida. I will
sell the property situate in GIL-
CHRIST County, Florida, described
as:
SECTION 16: THE WEST
-5 005 ACRES OF THE
SOUTH 10.01 ACRES OF
TRACT NO. 7 OF POSTELL
ESTATES, .AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS.
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTH 1/4 SECTION COR-
NER OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST; THENCE
RUN ON THE CENTER SEC-,
,TION LINE OF SAID SECTI-
TON 16, N 00 DEGREES
38'21" W, A DISTANCE OF
1320.75 FEET; THENCE RUN
S 89 DEGREES 07'50" W, A
DISTANCE OF 660.61 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING, CONTINUE
S 89 DEGREES 07'50" W,
660.61 FEET;.THENCE RUN
N 00 DEGREES 41'43" W,


329.96 FEET; THENCE RUN
N 89 DEGREES 07'50" E,
660.77 FEET, THENCE S 00
DEGREES 40'02" E, 329.96
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 25
FOOT INGRESS AND
EGRESS EASEMENT DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE ABOVE
DESCRIBED PROPERTY;
THENCE RUN N 89 DE-
GREES 07'50" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 660.61 FEET;
THENCE RUN N 00 DE-
GREES 38'21" W, 25.00
FEET; THENCE RUN S 89
DEGREES 07'50" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 660.61 FEET;
THENCE RUN S 00 DE-
GREES 40'02" E, 25.00 TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A
3291 NW 65TH AVENUE
BELL, FLORIDA 32619
at public sale, at 11 00 o'clock,
A.M., or as soon thereafter as
same can be done, to the highest
bidder, or bidders, for cash, at the
south door of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida, on the 12th day
of December, 2005.
DATED THIS 22"d DAY OF
November, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PRE-
PARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Ameri-
can with Disabilities Act of 1990,
persons needing a special accom-
modation to, participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD)
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Florida Relay Service.
Pub. November 24, December.1,
2005b.


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-51-SC
IN RE:
MATTER OF CERTAIN
PERSONAL PROPERTY
A 1980 GUERDON Singlewide
Mobile Home
Title No. 17120574;,ID No.
GDOCFL49796211,
And a 1989 CHEVROLET
BLAZER,, "" "-
Title No. 46942191, ID No.
1GNCS18Z5K8143117,

DENIS RIORDAN,
Petitioner,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Edgar Rubin Collins and
Carol Collins
3372 West Kelly Park Road
Post Office Box 441
Plymouth, Florida 32768
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for petition for title to per-
sonal property in Gilchrist County,
Florida, on the following described
personal property:
1980 Guerdon Single wide
Mobile Home
Title No. 17120574
ID No. GDOCFL49796211
1989 Chevrolet Blazer
TitleNo. 46942191
ID No.
1GNCS18Z5K8143117
has .been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on THEODORE M. BURT,
ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 308, 114
Northeast First Street, Trenton,


Florida 32693, on or before De-
cember 19, 2005, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service of Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on the 14th day of
November, 2005.
Joseph W. Gilliam
Clerk of the Court
(SEAL)
By: Lindsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk
Pub: November 24, December 1, 8,
15, 2005b.
sure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal of
striking of pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this court on November 21,
2005.
CLERK OF THE COURT
(SEAL)
By:
Deborah Craft
Deputy Clerk
Pub. November 24, December 1, 8,
15, 2005b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 21-2005-CA-48
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE
Successor by Merger to FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARILYN M. PAGE a/k/a
MARILYN PAGE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARILYN M. PAGE a/k/a
MARILYN PAGE, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1
and #2, et. al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
(Publish in the Gilchrist County
Journal)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure dated No-
Svember 8. 2005, entered in Civil
Case No.: 21-2005-CA-48 of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, wherein WACHOVIA
BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE Successor by Merger to
FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK, Plaintiff, and MARILYN
M. PAGE a/k/a MARILYN PAGE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARILYN M. PAGE a/k/a
MARILYN PAGE, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1
Sand 2. et. al.. are Defendants.
I \%ll sell to the highest bidder
lor cash a'the uth'e Door of tde'
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
South Main Street, Trenton, FL
32693, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th
day of December, 2005, the fol-
lowing described real property as
set forth in said Final Summary,
Judgment, to wit:
.LOT 5, RED BERRY
BRANCH ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
DOUBLEWIDE 1996 MERI
MOBILE HOME
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:
FLHMLCP101014206A &
FLHMLCP101014206B
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of the court on November 14, 2005.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF THE COURT
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk.
Pub. November 24, December 1,
2005b.


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Florida Crackers

Chapter Of FTA

Schedules

December Activities


Enjoy the cool weather and
get outdoors to work off some
of those excess calories con-
sumed during the holidays! The
Florida Cracker Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association has
planned a variety of programs
and activities during December
to help you enjoy some beauti-
ful places in north- central Flor-
ida and learn more about the
Florida Trail. The public is
.welcome to attend these pro-
grams and activities. Please
contact the activity leader listed
below prior to any event in case
there is a change in the time or
location.
On Thursday in December
we will be hiking at the San
Felasco State Preserve in
Alachua County. We will meet
at the San Felasco parking lot
on Millhopper Road,
Gainesville at 8:50 a.m. and
walk about six miles on various
trails in this beautiful area.
Bring water and a snack. Con-
tact activity leader Dot Morri-
son at (352)377-7537 or email
dotlesslou@aol.com for infor-
mation and to sign up.
On December 3 (weather
permitting) there will be a Wac-
casassa Bay paddle trip. Con-
tact leaders Susan and David
Roquemore at (276) 930-3182
or e-mail drogue@yahoo.com
for information about location,
what to bring and to signup.
Join us for our annual
Christmas party on December
10 at Goethe State Forest. We
will meet for lunch at 12:30
p.m. Bring a covered dish to
share, a trail or nature related
.gift to exchange ($10.00 limit)
and your chair. Paper, plastic
ware and drinks will be pro-
vided., After lunch we will take
a three-mile hike plus a very
short hike at the Big Cypress
Boardwalk to see the seventh
largest cypress tree in Florida.
Directions: From Gainesville
take SR 24 west to Bronson,
turn left at the light onto Alt. 27,
go one half mile, turn right onto-
CR 337, then go reiimiles to the
Black Prong Trailhead on the
Right. If coming from the


north, trailhead is ten miles
south of Bronson on CR 337. If
from the south, it's one mile
north of CR 326 and 337 inter-
section on CR 337. There is a
$1 day use fee. Contact Eliza-
beth Van Mierop at (352) 378-
4207 or email
elizavan@aol.com for more in-
formation.
On December 3 and 14 chap-
ter members will have work
hikes on the Cross Florida
Greenway to clear the trail of
overgrowth and fallen debris,
repaint blazes, pick up trash,
etc. Please see the FTA web
site http://www.floridatrail.org
for the dates and times of this
hike and contact the leader for,
information and directions:
The Florida Crackers Chapter
of the Florida Trail Association
serves residents of Alachua,
Gilchrist, Levy and Marion
counties. Incorporated in 1964,
the Florida Trail Association is
a nonprofit volunteer organiza-
tion responsible for building,
maintaining, promoting, and
protecting hiking trails across
the state of Florida, with a spe-
cial focus on the 1,400-mile'
Florida Trail, one of only eight
National Scenic Trails in the
United States. With 17 chapters
throughout Florida, the Florida
Trail Association offers educa-.
tional opportunities for people
to learn to appreciate and con-
serve the natural beauty of
Florida and provides recrea-
tional opportunities for hiking
and camping.
To learn more about the
Florida Trail Association and
the Florida Crackers chapter and
its activities, visit our website at
www.floridatrail.org.

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Spawning Activity
Caviar, the delicacy of kings,
princes and commissars, con-
jures up images of the rich and
famous as they eat this fish egg
delicacy on crackers or crepes.
However, a single Gulf stur-
geon egg means something en-
tirely different to biologists who
have found evidence that the
fish may be spawning in the
Withlacoochee River.
"We put egg collection mats
on the river bottom to collect
the adhesive eggs," said Eric
Nagid, a biologist with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's (FWC)
Division Freshwater Fisheries in
Gainesville.
FWC biologists and Univer-
sity of Florida researcher Darryl
Parkyn, Ph.D. collected the egg
in May and subsequently veri-
fied it came from a sturgeon.
The glossy black egg meas-
ured about one-eighth of an inch
in diameter, according to Nagid.
"Although we only found one
sturgeon egg, it is significant,
because it suggests successful
reproduction is occurring,"
Nagid said. "Portions of the
Withlacoochee River are desig-
nated as critical sturgeon habitat
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. There have been re-
ported sightings of sturgeon in
this Suwannee River tributary,
but biologists have failed to
collect the fish or their eggs un-
til now." -
During September, FWC bi-
ologists saw adult and juvenile
Gulf sturgeon in the Withla-
coochee River. Most of the
adult fish gathered 100 yards
from where the Suwannee and
the Withlacoochee join. How-
ever, biologists saw both juve-
niles and adults as far upstream
as the Route 6 Bridge in Madi-
son and Hamilton counties.
Four juveniles measured 15 to
18 inches, and the smallest were
six to eight inches, according to
biologists.
"After we found that egg, we
wanted to see if any juveniles
were produced. Seeing a
spawn in a tributary that's not
commonly considered a breed-
ing ground for Gulf sturgeon
yields important new informa-
tion. It suggests successful re-
productionis, occurring, These.
findings will help us learn more
about the Gulf sturgeon and
stress the importance of routine
monitoring of this federally
listed species," Nagid said.
The Gulf sturgeon came un-
der federal listing as a threat-
ened species under the Endan-
gered Species Act in 1991,
when populations declined after
a century of fishing for meat
and caviar. The FWC classifies
the fish as a species of special
concern.
"The Gulf sturgeon is an ana-
dromous (living in both salt and
fresh water) fish. Sturgeon
grow rapidly at about a foot, a
year, and mature at about eight
feet long. They can live about
25 years. However, they can't
reproduce until they are be-
tween eight and 12 years old.
The Suwannee River has the
largest remaining sturgeon
population in Florida," Nagid
said.
Gulf sturgeon have rows of
armored plates along their sides
and back, called scutes. These
fish have a vacuum-like mouth,
a long snout and whiskers called
barbels. Sturgeon typically"
range in color from a light neu-
tral color to dark brown and
have a white underbelly.


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A Bayou Bash, to benefit Ha-
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bring Cajun excitement and ce-
lebrity flair to the Gainesville
area. Celebrities such as Emeril
Lagasse, Gary Player, Bo Did-
dley, Tom Petty, Sister Hazel
and Urban Meyer contributed
original works of "Gator Art"
to the 2005 event. The auctions
take place amid an old-
fashioned Bayou Bash with
scrumptious Louisiana cuisine
and a down-home Cajun band.
Items will go to the highest bid-
ders in live, silent and online
auctions.
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Central Florida, has served
north Florida for more than 25
years. The new identity was
created to more accurately re-
flect the longstanding mission
of the organization; which is to
serve as a caring, compassionate


and clinically competent haven
for its patients and their loved
ones.
"Haven Hospice is about life
and living, helping each indi-
vidual live their life to its
maximum each day. We are
about helping people cope with
loss," said Tim Bowen, execu-
tive director for Haven Hospice.
Haven Hospice provides di-
rection and support to people
with life-limiting illness through
assistance, support and educa-
tion. There are several pro-
grams that Haven Hospice of-
fers the community including
support for individuals and
families dealing with chronic
illness and grief counseling, as
well as support programs for
children and their families
dealing with life-limiting ill-
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THT TRSDAY DECEMBER 1. 2005








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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005


Bell Christmas
Parade This
Saturday
(Continued from Page One)

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So no matter the weather,
whatever time you are available
during the day... come join us
for a celebration of Christmas.
For any more information at
Joanne Jordan (386) 935-0129
or Peggy Sue Hilliard at (352)
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Congressman Allen
Boyd Announces An
Additional $450K In
Funding For McGriff
Channel Project
(Continued from Page One)
diligently on the project over
the years are grateful to the
Congressman for his support as
well as the support of the Army
Corp of Engineers and the'
Suwannee River Water
Management District, but most
of all to the late Bill Miller who
never gave up on the project.
Once the project bid is
finalized and discharge lines are
put in place, the project should
take only four weeks for the
dredging to be completed.


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COOKING
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form. Pour hot sugar mixture in
a heavy stream over beaten egg
whites while beating constantly
at high speed. Add vanilla, and
continue beating just until mix-
ture holds its shape (3 to 4 min-
utes). Stir in pecans.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls
onto wax paper. Let cool.
Yield: 1 1/2 pounds.


Dudley Farm To
Have Cane Grinding
And Syrup Making
December 3
(Continued from Page One)
Park is located on Highway 26
(Newberry Road), just west of
186th Street, approximately
seven miles west of 1-75, exit
387 and four miles east of New-
berry.

Three Accidents
In Four Days
Leaves Mark
On Deer Season
(Continued from Page One)
(FWC) North Central Region
are investigating three hunting


,accidents.
The most recent accidents
both happened November 22, at
around the same time of day,
4:30 p.m., but on different
coasts one in Duval County,
the other in Levy County. The
first accident of the general gun
deer hunting season was on No-
vember 19 in Hamilton County.
All three involved hunters pur-
suing deer with dogs. Luckily
for the victims, all of the .acci-
dents were not life-threatening.
In Duval County, two boys,
ages 10 and 14, were hunting
with dogs in the West Fiftone
Hunt Club near Baldwin. The
14-year-old shot at a deer with
his shotgun and a stray pellet
struck the 10-year-old boy who
was standing along the same
road about 100-150 yards away.
The pellet hit the boy in the up-
per chest, penetrated his cloth-
ing and broke the skin. He was
life-flighted to Shands Hospital
in Jacksonville, but luckily his
thick clothing prevented the
pellet from penetrating his chest
cavity.
Farther southwest in Levy
County, on the same day, an-
other hunter using dogs to hunt
deer in the Gulf Hammock
Wildlife Management Area suf-
fered another pellet injury. The
man was hunting with a group
of dog-hunters from the Gulf
Hammock Hunters Association
when one of the hunters shot at
a deer and a stray pellet struck
the victim in the ankle. The man


sought medical treatment, but
his wound was minor.
Saturday, a hunter was struck
by buckshot at the Hickory Is-
land Hunt Club in Hamilton
County. The accident happened
around 2:00 p.m., while about a
dozen hunters were pursuing a
deer using dogs. The deer ran
across a road between the
shooter and another hunter who
was standing by his truck. The
victim and his truck were both
hit by pellets. Both hunters were
wearing bright orange hats as
required by the club's rules for
safety and high visibility. The
victim was transported by an-
other hunter to Trinity Hospital
in Jasper and later transported to
Shands Hospital in Gainesville
where he was treated and re-
leased. Both the victim and
shooter were back hunting at the
club the next day.

All three hunting accidents
are under investigation by the
FWC.
"This is a good time to re-
mind hunters of two of the most
important safe hunting rules,"
FWC spokesperson Officer
Chris Jones said. "Those are;
number one, know your target
and, number two, know what's
beyond your target before pull-
ing the trigger. All three of these
accidents could likely have been
avoided if those involved had
followed the basic rules."


NRCS Announces
Sign Up Cutoff Date
For Three Farm Bill
Programs
State Conservationist Niles
Glasgow with USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) announces December
15, 2005 as the cutoff date for
three Farm Bill conservation
programs. All applications for
the Environmental Quality In-
centives Program (EQIP),
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Pro-
gram (WHIP), and the Wetland
Reserve Program (WRP) will be
accepted until close of business
on December 15.
EQIP offers financial and
technical assistance to install
structural and management
practices on eligible lands to
address natural resource con-
cerns on farmed land. Conser-
vation treatment activities for
EQIP include an upgrade of a
solid set irrigation system to a
center pivot system and assis-
tance with cross fencing and
watering troughs for rotational
grazing. There is also financial
assistance available for imple-
mentation of approved nutrient
management and pest manage-
ment plans.
WHIP offers technical assis-
tance to install structural and
management practices on eligi-
ble non-federal lands to address
wildlife habitat restoration. Pri-
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checkpoints during the follow-.
ing dates: December 1-31,
2005.
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A,
SR 349, CR 349, CR 351, CR
358, Willow Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR
47, CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR
232, CR 340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR
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Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49,
SR 121, SR 500, CR 320, CR
3339, CR 341, CR 345, CR337,
CR 335, CR316, CR 464, CR
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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.
Checkpoints will only be
conducted between the hours of
7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

No Across-The-
Board Review Of
PTSD Cases -
Secretary Nicholson
The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) will not review the
files of 72,000 veterans cur-
rently receiving disability com-
pensation for post-traumatic
stress disorder, the Department's
secretary announced today.
On May 19, 2005, VA's In-'
spector General reported on an
examination of the files of a
sample of 2,100 randomly se-
lected veterans with disability
ratings for post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD). The IG cited
insufficient documentation in
the files and a dramatic increase
in veterans filing for disability
compensation for post-traumatic
stress disorder since 1999.
"We have now just completed
our own careful review of those
2,100 files cited in the IG's re-
port," said the Honorable R.
James
"The problems with these
files appear to be administrative
in nature, such as missing
documents, and not fraud," said
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Nicholson.
"In the absence of evidence of


fraud, we're not going to put our
veterans through the anxiety of
a widespread review of their
disability claims," Nicholson
said. "Instead, we're going to
improve our training for VA
personnel who handle disability
claims and toughen administra-
tive oversight."
"Not all combat wounds are
caused by bullets and shrapnel,"
Nicholson added. "We have a
commitment to ensure veterans
with PTSD receive compassion-
ate, world-class health care and
appropriate disability compen-
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Progress Energy
Florida Joins FRCC
In Renewed Call For
Conservation
Along with other utilities
across the state, Progress En-
ergy Florida is continuing to ask
customers to reduce their use of
electricity, particularly during
the afternoon and early-evening
hours.
The Florida Reliability Coor-
dinating Council's (FRCC) ap-
peal for conservation was ex-
tended due to the continued
uncertainty qf restoration of
natural gas production facilities
in the Gulf of Mexico as a result
of Hurricane Rita.
Progress Energy Florida will
implement energy-conservation
measures, including demand-
side management (DSM). The
DSM program, in which cus-
tomers participate voluntarily,
helps reduce overall power de-
mand by shutting off service to
pool pumps, water heaters and
air conditioners for short peri-
ods of time. Customers receive
a discount on their monthly
power bills for participating in
this program.
Customers can help conserve
by turning off unnecessary
lights and avoiding the use of
dishwashers and other appli-
ances during the peak hours of
the afternoon and early evening,
and keeping the thermostat at
the highest comfortable setting.
Progress Energy recommends
the following tips to conserve
energy:
Set your thermostat on the
highest comfortable setting.
You'll save seven percent to
ten percent on your cooling
costs for each degree above
78.
Change air conditioner fil-
ters monthly. Dirty filters
can increase operating costs
by 20 percent.
Use ceiling and portable fans
to keep air moving. Re-
member that ceiling fans
cool people, not rooms, so
turn them off when leaving
for the day or extended peri-
ods.
Close blinds, drapes and
shades during the hottest part
of the day. This keeps the
sun's rays from heating your
house.
Take lukewarm showers and
baths and run the bathroom
exhaust fan to reduce hu-
midity in your home because
humid air holds more heat.
When possible, use your mi-
crowave or countertop appli-
ances for cooking instead of
the oven or stove.
Deadlines
The deadline to submit edito-
rial or advertising copy is Mon-
day at 5:00 p.m. to be included
in the next Thursday's edition
of the newspaper. E-mail to
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net
or fax to (352) 463-7393.
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