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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 76 Years



Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $20.00 AYear In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 76 N. 37 s t Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, January 4,2007 Price Dixe & Lvy Counties), $24.00 OtherArea
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Connie Sanchez Takes Trenton's Streetscape Plan Moves To Next Step

Supervisor Of Elections Commission To Discuss Construction Plan In January 8 Meeting


Oath Of Office Tuesday


Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie D. Sanchez, right
is shown as she accepts the Oath of Office from Edward Philman,
Gilchrist County Judge on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Mrs. Sanchez
reported the office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.
The office will be staffed by the Supervisor of Elections, Tracy Ridge-
way, and Brittney Lee. The staff invites everyone to stop by the of-
fice to register to vote, update your address and meet the new staff.


Gilchrist County To

Receive Third New

Fire Apparatus

Through Homeland

Security Grant


The United States Fire Adminis-
tration's "Assistance to Firefighters
Grant" has awarded Gilchrist Coun-
ty's Bell Fire Department a Vehicle
Acquisition Grant in the amount of
$249,000.00. The grants are part of
the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters
Grants (AFG) program a program
designed to help departments and
emergency medical'service organiza-
tions improve their ability to protect
the public and first-responder person-
nel from fire related hazards. Florida
United States Senator Mel Martinez
recently announced that Gilchrist
County was one of several rural fire
rescue programs that will be receiving
one of these grants. "The Department
of Homeland Security announcement
is good news for these departments.
The investment translates into criti-
cal improvements in the areas of life
and property protection services,"
said Martinez. "Safety is a top prior-
ity for these community departments
and these grants will help each meet
their mission."
Gilchrist County Emergency Man-
agement's Ron Mills appeared before
the Board of County Commissioners
in the-December 4th meeting to an-
nounce the grant had been verbally
received and to request the Board to
accept the terms wherein the Coun-
ty's responsibility is to provide 5%
($12,450.00) of the total cost and the
Federal share consists of the 95%
($236,550.00) balance. This is the
second Vehicle Grant for an Engine/
Pumper Mills has written, submitted
and acquired for the County's fire
rescue program and will allow the


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Fire Service to continue to upgrade
their fleet.
The grant will be used to acquire
a new Engine/Pumper with 1000-gal-
lon water capacity, foam capability,
generator and emergency lighting,
additional storage for medical sup-
plies, tools and equipment. Allowing
for vehicle designand assembly time,
the new engine should be in service
at the Bell Fire Department (Station
1) within the next 8 to 10 months.
Spring Ridge (Station 3) placed their
new engine in service in July of this
year and North Gilchrist (Station 2)
has had their new Brush Truck in ser-
vice since September.
Congratulations to Gilchrist Coun-
ty and a special thank you to the
United States Fire Administration
and their "Assistance to Firefighters
Grant Program."

Camp Blanding
Hunting/Fishing Area
Closes For Military
Training
Camp Blanding's still hunt area
Number 2 will be closed to hunting
through January 11lth for military
training.
SThe area will reopen January 12th
through the last day of hunting sea-
son, January 14th, according to Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officials.
Lowry and Magnolia lakes on
Camp Blanding have been open for
fishing during the hunting season.
However, when the area closes to
hunting due to military training, the
lakes close also, said Gary Byerley,
FWC freshwater fish biologist.
"The last day of Camp Blanding's
general gun still hunting season also
will be the last day the lakes will be
open all day," Byerley said. Begin-
ning January 15th, the lakes return to
their normal schedule from 6:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. Sunday and from noon
to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Magnolia and Lowry lakes on
Camp Blanding opened for public
fishing access July 28, 2006. The
lakes had been closed since Septem-
ber 11, 2001, because of security rea-
sons.
"Anglers must check in and out
at the Treat Road gate check station
off State Road 21 near Keystone
Heights," said Byerley. "Because of
military security, we must monitor
access to the post."
Military training days occur at


By Cindy Jo Ayers
The City Commissioners of Trenton
will have the opportunity to step clos-
er to a completely new Streetscape
at the January 8 city meeting. The
commissioners will discuss and
possibly approve the next phase of
the streetscape master plan. The
streetscape work will be completed
at a cost of approximately 5 million
dollars.
The city adopted an ordinance in
2002 which described the publicly
funded capital projects to be paid for
with CRA funds (Community Re-
development Area funds). The plan
calls for the publicly funded capital
projects within the Redevelopment
Area as improvements to consist of
acquisition of property, parking area,
and a street clock. Jered Ottenwess
the city manager said the funds for the
project will come from the CRAmon-
ey which came the city's way in 2002
when the city enacted their Commu-
nity Redevelopment Plan. The CRA
will last from 2002 .until the year
2032 with such type projects as the
new streetscape to be financed with
these tax increment revenues gener-
ated within the redevelopment area
which is the entire city of Trenton. In
other words the ad valorem property
tax increase assessments or additions
since 2002 that would normally go to
the county will be transferred to the
city for a span of 30 years. The first
year the city received these funds in
2004, they received 42,648.62, in
2005 they received 86,260.06.
Of those CRA funds some 60,000.00-
is left at this time to apply toward
the streetscape project. The City has
to put in some $45,000.00 as part
of their 3.14 ad valorem tax assess-
ments which were enacted recently.
The 2006 portion which comes to
the city from the county this year is
146,459.00. So at this time the CRA
account has around 245,000.00 in
funds. The next step is to give the
RMPK Group the approval to begin
the Construction Plan which will be
done at an approximate cost of half a


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completed by the end of 2008.


million dollars. The city plans to bor-
row, against the expected CRA funds
to pay for this project.
The plan includes making medians
in the center of US 129 which will
begin at the area of the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shoppe and continue
south to the traffic light. The median
plans down the center of main street
call for there to be live oak trees as
well as cabbage palms planted in the
medians. Mr. Ottenwess said the me-
dians will probably be maintained
by the State Road Department. The
master plan states "The transporta-
tion needs addressed in the Plan are
aimed at increasing pedestrian mobil-
ity while organizing, vehicular traffic
flow. Currently Main Street is a state
highway in both form and function,
with truck traffic dominating the en-
vironment. Main Street lacks center
medians that will help slow traffic
and control left turns. Travel lanes
are wide, allowing high-speed traf-
fic." The master plan addresses this
issue by slowing traffic by decreas-


ing the lane size in some places to 15
foot per lane, the median will be 10
feet wide with a 7-foot parking area
and planter space for live oaks and
cabbage palms which will be planted
on either side of main street. All the
side streets in the master plans will
have paved on-street parking as well
as landscaping work which includes
trees and shrubs, benches, street
lamps and trash cans. At least one
street, N.E. 1st Avenue from N.E.
1st Street to SR 26, could become
-one way. B3 making this street one
way it will allow for more parking in
the area near the courthouse and the
health department.
The master plan calls for 15 live
oak trees and 12 cabbage palms on
a typical street block ?rea, of which
there are four from the train depot to
the traffic light. This plan comes at a.
price with all the improvements, in-
cluding signs, clock tpwer, landscap-
ing, irrigation pedestrian lights, plus
the paving work, new gutters, asphalt
and sidewalk as well as trash recepta-


cles and benches. The benches come
with a price tag of $1000.00 each.
There will also be pedestrian lights
installed for the walking public. A to-
tal for all four blocks will be around
1,264,962.71.
The plan calls for each avenue
block of which there are 7 blocks in
the plan to have 12 live oaks, 60 In-
dian hawthorn, 100 liriope, mulch,
sod, irrigation system, electrical ser-
vice and pedestrian lights. The grand
total for the work on the seven block
area is $1,312,927.00. Another five
block area with a similar streetscape
work is estimated to come at a price
of $718,850.00.
According to the plan it is hoped
that a creation of an historic look will
be re-created in downtown Trenton.
It is estimated that the construction
plans could take up to one year. An
optimistic estimate on a start date
would be the beginning of 2008. The
project including permitting could
take up to a year to complete once
ground is broken.


Lou's Burgers and Bell Town Hall Take Top Honors

In Chamber Of Commerce Light contest

The Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce announced that Lou's
Burgers & More in Bell, Gray Con-
struction Service in Trenton and
Billy Bob's Auto Sales in Bell are
the top business category winners in
the 2006 Christmas Lighting contest.
The Bell Depot-Town Hall, Trenton
Elementary School and Trenton City
Hall are the winners in the Govern- sURrR
ment office category.
The Gilchrist Chamber of Com-
merce holds this annual contest to
give the businesses and government
offices an opportunity to design and
display a Christmas light exhibit. The
contest is reviewed by out of county
judges. The winners will receive
their individual recognition during
the Chamber of Commerce Banquet
January 11, 2007. To make reserva-
tions to attend this annual banquet,
contact the Gilchrist County Cham-
ber Of Commerce in Trenton. r. ,' Ror e~, in BaeRll w7ion fifst nlcnr in the Gilchrist Count, Chamber of Com-


times on weekends, closing the area
to anglers. Anglers should call the
Camp Blanding Lake information
line at (904) 682-3318 for a recorded
message about possible closures, or
the Lake City Regional FWC office
at (386) 758-0525.
"Camp Blanding military staff
and FWC personnel have worked to-
gether to get the access to the lakes
reopened to the public. Anglers need
to be aware of some additional re-
strictions when using Magnolia and
Lowry lakes," Byerley said.
"Anglers need to abide by the
scheduled closing times of the lakes,"
he said. "Access to these lakes should
be considered a privilege. Responsi-
ble use will hopefully result in long-
term availability of these lakes."
Use of the lakes is restricted to
fishing, according to Department of
Military Affairs and FWC officials.
Swimming, picnicking, sightseeing,
water skiing or operating a boat over
idle speed is not allowed.


merce, Business Category,' Christmas lighting competition. Photos by Anna Wild


Bell Depot/Bell Town Hall won the first place award in the Goverment Category during the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce competition.


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John's

Comments
By: John M. Ayers

On this first working day of 2007,
Charles "Charlie" Crist will take the
Oath of Office as Governor of the
Sunshine State. I have recently read
in several outdoor and fishing publi-
cations that the new governor will be
a friend of the outdoorsman and take
a stand to lessen further restrictions
on Florida's recreational anglers re-
garding proposed upcoming changes.
The fishing pressure in the Keys
and other parts of the state is be-
coming more and more intense.
It seems since fewer people have
the opportunity to hunt, more and
more people seem to be taking the
time to get out -on the waterways.
Florida, in the Big Bend portion
of the state, is facing some difficult
trials involving further restrictions
of boating traffic as well as how will
boats that are new to the area navi-
gate a very shallow natural waterway.
I am not in favor of further re-
strictions, but when people fail to
use common sense then the Florida
Freshwater Conservation Com-
mission takes the appropriate ac-
tions to require that people should
think before they take action.
I have talked to several people over
the holiday and everyone seems to be'
catching their share-ofifish.Almost ev-,;,,
eryone remarks about the abundance
of legal redfish being caught and
also their legal limit of speckle trout.
For myself, fishing is good
for my soul. It allows me to re-
lax and enjoy the outdoors.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd
,Contrary to what many investment
professionals 'would have you
believe, anyone can successfully
invest in stocks without the advice,
newsletters, books and myriad of
other tools and free meals being
hawked as essential requirements for
investment success.
Meanwhile, as you sit back, eggnog
in hand, contemplating what you
believe makes for a prospective Wall
Street bargain, please take a moment
to ask yourself this question...have
you have ever helped someone learn
the fundamentals of investing? It is
never too, early or too late to introduce
a man, woman or child to the world
of disciplined investing.
I mention this idea every year
not as a reisu)t of the avalanche of
letters I receive requesting that I do
so but because in today's world of
instantaneous gratification, grounded
in the idea of buying on credit, it
is important to learn the discipline


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of saving and investing as soon as
possible.
For example, you cannot do better
for a young child than with a gift of a
few shares of Disney. Whether Disney
is the most sanguine investment is
not relevant. What is important is
that you request the actual stock
certificate. Then you can frame it and
place it where the recipient can view
it regularly.
Decorated with Disney characters,
a Disney stock certificate is almost
a piece of art. Besides, how many
pictures can your child hang on
the wall that will likely increase in
value?
For those family members who
claim to be too old for the Mouse
and crave a more exciting life, there
are companies that most teenagers
will not only recognize, but will
likely raise their adrenaline level. For
example, Microsoft, Adobe, Intel,
Cisco and Nokia are but a few.
If video games are more their thing
then you might want to consider
such names as Activision, Electronic
Arts, Take-Two Interactive Software
and THQ. While the shares of video
game manufacturers are somewhat
speculative, that does not mean that
an enterprising teenager might not
uncover a lesser known name that is
outperforming its.brethren.
There have been countless letters
asking how to go about setting up
an account for your soon-to-be Wall
Street prodigy. To start, use only
a deep discount brokerage house.
Commissions should be under $10,
regardless how many shares are
traded. For a teenager, the shares
should be in an account that can be
viewed on demand via the Internet,
while still maintaining whatever
supervision and restriction on both
trading and the withdrawal of funds
that you deem necessary.
Ideally, you want to instill the idea
of investing as opposed to trading.
However, if your child can make a
case for moving out of one stock and
into another, based on research, why
not go along with the idea. As is the
case with investment clubs, learning
should take precedence over simply
trying for the highest possible return.
Finally, let your young investor
go it alone. Try out your ideas on
your portfolio. The more kids can
learn about investing and investment
research, the greater the likelihood
that they will be able to establish
themselves on a sound financial
footing in their adult life.
Finally, in the event no one
takes the time to express his or her
appreciation for your efforts, let me...
Thank you.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.


How Many Genes Does
It Take To Learn?
Lessons From Sea Slugs
Scientists analyzing the .genom-
ics of a marine snail have gotten an
unprecedented look at brain mecha-
nisms, discovering that the neural
processes in even a simple sea crea-
ture are far from sluggish.
At any given time within just a
single brain cell of sea slug known as
Aplysia, more than 10,000 genes are
active, according to scientists writing
in Friday's (Dec. 29, 2006) edition of
the journal Cell. The findings suggest
that acts of learning or the progression
of brain disorders do not take place
in isolation large clusters of genes
within an untold amount of cells con-


Divorce For $600
(Kent Heaton)


In our fast food society of drive-thru service, microwave
dinners, plastic money and ATM's serving our financial
whims of fast cash now divorces can be secured for a few
hundred dollars.-The sign was simple it was a direct
statement: "Divorces for $600." What the sign did not say
was the price paid when a divorce is granted. For a 'fist
full of dollars", a divorce could be secured and lives could
go on with their self-centered and self-indulging desires of
self. For a few hundred dollars, the summation of
heartache, pain, sorrow and tears dries upon a few
signatures of ink.
A divorce is not the beginning of something but the end.
The finality of a divorce is the culmination of two lives that
began in earnest to love and cherish one another yet fall to
the prey of self-interest. It is not about blaming others or
the ills of society. A failed marriage is brought about by the
lack of commitment on the part of either the one or the
two. Egotism drives a man to leave his wife for another
woman. Selfishness poisons the love of two people who are
seeking not the welfare of their love but the desires of their
own hearts. Six hundred dollars hides the true cost of what
a divorce will do to a family.
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of
Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong,"
says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that
you do not deal treacherously" (Malachi 2:16). Why
would Jehovah God hate -divorce? He knows the
breakdown of the family element when two people divorce.


bones, and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man" (Genesis 2:23). God
desires this union for all marriages it is a union of two
hearts that become one.
The Holy Spirit continues: "For this reason a man shall
leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife;
and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his
wife were both naked and were not ashamed" (Genesis
2:24, 25). Divorce destroys that joining and the blending of
the flesh. There is no shame in the union of a man and a
woman. God hates divorce because it destroys the
happiness of the home. The cost is high especially for
children of divorced parents. How difficult it will be for the
father to "not provoke your children to wrath, but bring
them up in the training and admonition of the Lord"
(Ephesians 6:1). Mothers would struggle to guide their
children in the example of truth and righteousness.
Divorce leaves a scar that is almost unbearable and $600
will not buy the happiness lost. In many cases, divorce
destroys a soul by its action. Jesus said, "Everyone who
divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery,
and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband
commits adultery" (Luke 16:18). An unlawful divorce ends '
in eternal heartache. Even with the allowance afforded by
,God (Matthew 19), sin can destroy the eternal happiness of
the guilty party. What a high price to pay.
"Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the
bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will


God created man and woman to be one. In creation, Adam judge" (Hebrews 13:4).
said of the woman newly created: "This is now bone of my

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tribute to major neural events.
"For the first time we provide a
genomic dissection of the memory-
forming network," said Leonid Mo-
roz, a professor of neuroscience and
zoology at the University of Florida
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bio-
science. "We took advantage of this
powerful model of neurobiology and
identified thousands of genes operat-
ing within a single neuron. Just dur-
ing any simple event related to mem-
ory formation, we expect differences.
in gene expression for at least 200 to
400 genes."
Researchers studied gene expres-
sion in association with specific net-
works controlling feeding or defen-
sive reflexes in the sea slug. To their
surprise, they identified more than
100 genes similar to those associated
with all major human neurological
diseases and more than 600 genes
controlling development, confirming
that molecular and genomic events
underlying key neuronal functions
were developed in early animal an-
cestors and remained practically un-
changed for more than 530 million
years of independent evolution in the
lineages leading to men or sea slugs.
Moroz and his collaborators un-
covered new information that sug-
gest that gene loss in the evolution of
the nervous system is as important as
gene gain in terms of adaptive strate-
gies. They believe that a common an-
cestor of animals had a complex ge-
nome and different genes controlling
brain/or immune functions were lost
independently in different lineages of
animals, including humans.
Until now, scientists have been
largely in the dark about how genes
control the generation of specific
brain circuitry and how genes mod-
ify that circuitry to enable learning
and memory. For that matter, little
is known about the genes that distin-
guish one neuron from the next, even
though they may function quite dif-
ferently.
Molecular analyses of Aplysia
neuronal- genes are shedding light
on these elusive processes. In 2000,
senior author Eric Kandel, M.D., of
Columbia University in New York
shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine for his work using Aply-
sia as a model of how memories are
formed in the human brain.
Despite its simple nervous sys-
tem Aplysia has about 10,000 large
neurons that can be easily identi-
fied, compared with about one hun-
dred billion neurons in humans the
animal is capable of learning and its
brain cells communicate in many
ways identical to human neural com-
munication.
In the new findings, scientists iden-
tified more than 175,000r gene tags
useful for understanding brain
functions, increasing by more than
100 times the amount of genomic in-
formation available for study, accord-
ing o Moroz and 22 other researchers
from UF and Columbia University.
More than half of the genes have
clear counterparts in humans and can
be linked to a defined neuronal cir-
cuitry, including a simple memory-
forming network.
"In the human brain there are a
hundred billion neurons, each ex-
pressing at least 18,000 genes, and
the level of expression of each gene
is different," said Moroz, who is affil-
iated with UF's Evelyn F. and illiam
L. McKnight Brain Institute and the
UF Genetics Institute.
"Understanding individual genes
or proteins is important, but this is a
sort of molecular alphabet. This helps
us learn the molecular grammar, or a
set of rules that can control orches-
trated activity of multiple genes in
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Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
December 27
Lotto Drawing:
10-30-39-41-48-49
No winner of the $14 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
55 at $7,384

4-Digit Winners
3,597 at $91.50

3-Digit Winners:
78,300 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:
7-0-8-9

Cash 3 Drawing:
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Saturday,
December 30


Lotto Drawing:
8-14-15-16-18-26
One winner of the $20 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
144 at $4,337.50

4-Digit Winners:
8,827 at $57.50

3-Digit Winners:
159,795 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:
7-0-4-4

Cash 3 Drawing:
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Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors, and let
each new year find you a better man.
~Benjamin Franklin

The new year is a time of renewal,
a time to look ahead to the future,
make plans, clean up and reorga-
nize our homes, offices and even our
lives.
Many of us begin the new year by
looking back and remembering how
things were back in the day.
Remember When?
It took five minutes for the TV to
warm up?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allow-
ance?
You got your windshield cleaned,
oil checked, and gas pumped, with-
out asking, all for free everytime?
It was considered a great privilege
to be taken out to dinner at a real res-
taurant with your parents?
Laundry detergent had free glasses,
dishes or towels hidden inside the
box?
No one ever asked where the car
keys were because they were.always
in the car?
Stuff from the store came with-
out safety caps and seals because no
one had yet tried to poison a perfect
stranger?
Lying on your back in the grass
with your friends and saying.things
like, "That cloud looks like a" and
playing, baseball with no adults to
help the kids with the rules of the
game?
When being sent to the principal's
office was nothing compared to
the fate that awaited the student at
home? Basically we were in fear of
our lives, but it wasn't because of a
drive-by shooting, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a
much bigger threat! But we survived
because their love was greater than
the threat.
Still remember Nancy Drew, the
Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy, How-
dy Dowdy and the Peanut Gallery, the
Lone Ranger, Roy and. Dale, Trigger
and Buttermilk, Hoss and Little Joe,
and Gilligan?
Our telephones had party lines?-
Green stamps, Hi-fi's, metal ice
cube trays with levers, mimeograph
paper, cork pop guns, drive-in mov-
ies, washtubs with wringers, first
time you ate at a McDonald's, penny
candy, 35 cent a gallon gasoline and
Jiffy Pop popcorn?
Remember the time when?


Decisions were made by going
"eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Catching the fireflies could happily
occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three
best friends?
The worst thing you could catch for
the opposite sex was cooties?
Having a weapon in school meant
being caught with a slingshot?
The worst embarrassment was be-
ing picked last for a team?
Water balloons or a raw egg were
the ultimate weapons?
Talk about simpler times; if you can
remember most or all of these you
have surely lived in a simpler time
than this.

Do y'all ever have breakfast for
supper. This time of year when its
cold outside one of my favorite sup-
pers is homemade buttermilk pan-
cakes and fresh sausage patties. And
if you are really, really lucky you
have a big ol' bottle of Mr. George
Jones' sugar cane syrup to pour over
the pancakes.
The following is the recipe that I
have used for years to make pan-
cakes. If you are craving blueberry
pancakes just throw in about 1/2 cup
of fresh or frozen blueberries. You
can also sprinkle a few chopped pe-
cans into the batter'once it is poured
in the frying pan to make pecan pan-
cakes.
^u3dftte'mik JSc/zcaies
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Beat egg. Combine flour, baking
powder, soda, salt and sugar; add to
egg. Add buttermilk and oil beating
until mixture is smooth.
For each pancake. pour about 1/4.
cup batter onto a trying pan that has
about a tablespoon of butter melted'
in it. Be careful not to burn butter.
Turn pancakes when tops are covered
with bubbles and edges look cooked.
Makes 8 (4-inch) pancakes.



We are continually faced by great
opportunities brilliantly disguised as
insoluble problems.
Lee lococca


AMERICAN LEGION AIRS


JAMERSON-SHEFFIELD
POST 91
P. 0. Box 559
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
352-463-1501
MEETS: 3RD THURSDAY


NEWBERRY
POST 149
P. O. Box 1
NEWBERRY, FLORIDA 32669
352-472-6125
MEETS: 1ST TUESDAY


American Legion Airs
The military newspaper "Stars and Stripes" in a report says "of the more than sixty
monuments or memorials honoring Americans and allied forces killed in the D-Day
invasion at Normandy, not a single one represents the U.S. Navy. The Naval Order of
the United States has begun its fundraising effort to collect $500,000 needed to build,
transport and erect what will be a 12-foot bronze monument honoring the U.S. Navy.
The organization is expected to dedicate the monument on June 6,.2008, the 64th
anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The foundation is accepting tax-free donations via
the mail at: Naval Order Foundation, P.O. Box 583, Glenview, IL 60025-0583, or by
visiting its Website at: www.navalorder.org."
Trenton's Post 91 meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the
Post Home for the joint Executive Committee meeting with Auxiliary Unit 91. On the
third Thursday of the month, the Legion meets at 7:00 at the Post Home. There is a
Donation Dinner preceding the monthly meeting, beginning at 5:30. Come eat dinner
and stay for the meeting. The dinner is open to all in the community, so come out for
dinner, look the Post Home over, and if you are a veteran, maybe you might be
interested in becoming a part of the American Legion. Come and be a part of the
Legion Family, assisting area veterans, widows and the community. There are several
American Legion programs for the local schools and the youth in the Trenton and Bell
communities, and all that is needed is your participation in the programs. These
programs are rewarding, not only to the community, but the veterans involved as well,
so come out to help out.
With the death of former President Gerald Ford last week, President George Bush
has ordered all National flags to be placed at half-staff in honor of the former
President. The National U.S. Flag Code states "By order of the President, the flag shall
be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States
Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect
to their memory. The flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the
President or a former President; 10 days from the day of death of the Vice President,
the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the
House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a
former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the
day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress." In following these
instructions, the flag will be at half-staff until January 26, 2007, in honor of former
President Gerald Ford.
When he entered the White House in 1974 as the 38th President, Gerald R. Ford,
Jr. became the fourth consecutive President to have served in the U.S. Navy, following
JFK, LBJ and Nixon, all WWII Naval officers.
Remember our Armed Forces each day in your thoughts and prayers, and here at
home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, their widows and the families of those
called to active duty in service to America. Help out whenever and however you can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149


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Shannon Leigh Brennan gradu-
ated December 15, 2006, from North
Florida University. Shannon is a 1997
graduate of Trenton High School.
Her degree in Special Education will
enable her to work in a field that is
important to her. Eventually she
plans to go back to school to receive
her Masters. At the moment, howev-
er, she is interested in working. She
has interviewed for jobs in the Jack-
sonville area and will soon decide on
a position.
Shannon's graduation was attend-
ed by her mother and step-father,
Laurie and John Tate, her sister, Erin
Brennan, her grandmother, Joan Ste-
phens and her aunt and uncle, Mar-
tha and Bill Healy. After meeting for
a late lunch they attended the cer-
emony at North Florida University

Socials
Happy Birthday wishes to Min-
nie Stalvey, Jade Streit, Jason Jones,
John Clark, and Dan Talley on Janu-
ary 4th; Kelvin G. Brown, Jr., Sandra
Davis, Dorothy Beck, Jered Barron,
and Barbara Bullington on January
6th; Kay Corbin, and Maxine Par-
rish on January 7th; Tina Langford,
Terry Parrish, Shari Parnell, Gennie
Langford, Merry Watson, Stephanie
Chickering, and Michelle Lullo on
January 8th; Bryce Carlisle, John
Spaulding, and Buddy Scofield on
January 9th; Doris Beauchamp,
Heather Carlisle, Troy Dunn, Laura
Deen, Tina Adkins, and Mary Kate
Colson on January 10th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. John Ehrhart, and Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Nquyen on January
5th; Herbert and Gertie Gay on Janu-
ary 6th; Michael and Lisa Graham
on January 7th; Desiree and Scott on
January 8th; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Floyd
on January 10th.


Gilchrist County
Humane Society News
The Humane Society of Gilchrist
County, Inc. has low cost spay and
neuter vouchers available. We also
have free vouchers for those that
qualify. Please call one of our volun-
teers at (352) 463-7364 to request a
voucher.


"To those of you who received
honours, awards and distinctions, I
say well done. And to the C students,
I say you, too, can be president of the
United States.
George W. Bush


Shannon Leigh Brennan
where a large group of graduates was
honored.
Shannon's family is very proud of
her achievements.

Marriage Applications
Filed In Gilchrist
County
Gary Phillip McIntyre, date of
birth, 7/26/1950, and April Ileen
Burs, date of birth, 6/13/1971, both
of Cedar Key.
William Edwin Deen, date of birth,
7/9/1965, and Terrie Ann Brooks,
date of birth, 1/2/1965, both of Tren-
ton.
Jimmy Dean Shinall, date of birth,
8/31/1959, and Jennifer Davis Lamb,
date of birth, 2/5/1974, both of Old
Town.
James Michael Driggers, date of
birth, 9/29/1977, and Anna Marie
Dubois, date of birth, 3/2/1979, both
of Old Town.
Evan Michael Crabtree, date of
birth, 12/29/1986, and Ashley Allison
Ragsdale, date of birth, 8/29/1986,
both of Trenton.


Healthy Start Of North
Central Florida To Meet
January 18th
Healthy Start of North Central
Florida, Board of Directors Meeting
to be held on Thursday, January 18,
2007, at 2:00 p.m. WellFlorida Coun-
cil, Gainesville, Florida.
The public is invited. Please call
Celia Paynter at (352) 313-6500, ext.
118 if you need additional informa-
tion.

The company that makes LEGOs
is shutting down its U.S. factory and
moving it to Mexico. LEGO employ-
ees say it's their fault because they
made the factory too easy to take
apart and'rebuild somewhere else.
Conan O'Brien


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The annual Members Chamber
Banquet coming -6:00 p.m., January
11, 2007, at the Trenton Elementary
School Cafetorium. To be catered by
Remember When Restaurant owned
by Chris Brown, a long time resident
of Chiefland, Florida and a member
of the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce. Due to this being a ca-
tered event, RSVP and Pre-payment
is required, on or before January 5,
2007. Tickets are $15.00 per person
and available at the Chamber office.
To make reservations please contact
the Chamber office at (352) 463-3467
or (352) 463-4047.
In the year 2006 many new busi-
nesses and individual members have
come to join the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce. We look
forward to having all our members to-
gether on one special evening so they
can get to know each other and have
some great fun. Remember to put this
night on your calendar and come join
us .on January 11, 2007. Until then
the Directors of the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce would like to
wish everyone a safe and Happy New
Year!
Character trait for the month of
January 2007 presented by the Char-
acter Council of Gilchrist County is:
"Punctuality" definition "Showing
esteem for others by doing the right
thing at the right time."

Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department's
Pancake Breakfast
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to welcome
in the new. year at its next monthly
Pancake Breakfast at its fire station.
This month's breakfast will start at
7:310 a.m. on Saturday, January 6th,
and run until at least 10:00 a.m.. All
residents of the northeast Gilchrist
County area and surrounding com-
munities are invited to attend.
Ask us about participating as an
Active Firefighter or Associate Mem-
ber. We always welcome members
for both categories. If you can't make
the breakfast, you're invited to attend
our regular meetings on the first and
third Thursdays of the month at 7:00
p.m..
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes 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 neigh-
bors. See you on the first Saturday of
January (and every month)!


World War II Veterans
To Meet January 11th
All World War II veterans are invit-
ed to attend our next meeting at Akins
Bar-B-Q and Grill on Main Street,in
Bell at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Janu-
ary 11th. Bring your spouse or a fel-
low vet and join the camaraderie.
Our December meeting brought
out vets who spoke of being on Iwo
Jima. 60,000 marines faced fierce op-
position on February 19, 1945, but by
February 23rd they had reached the
top of Mount Suribachi and hoisted
the American Flag.
They spoke of landing on the beach
at Normandy, witnessing the signing
of the Japanese peace treaty aboard
the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on
September 2, 1945.
We are so honored to still have
these men and women with us today.
If you have any'questions call Dick
Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.


William. T. Carlton
Lodge To Hold
Installation Of Officers
On January 6th
William T. Carlton Lodge No. 46
Free and Accepted Masons will hold
its installation of lodge officers for
2007 on Saturday, January 6, 2007,
at 11:00 a.m. This will be an open
installation and Worshipful Master-
Elect James L. Campbell cordially
invites all Masons, their families and
friends to attend. Following the in-
stallation there will be a light meal
and refreshments.
The new lodge officers will be
installed by RW Fred Latsko, Past
District Deputy Grand Master of the
14th Masonic District.
Wm. T. Carlton.Lodge is located
at the corer of NE 1st Street and
NE 2nd Ave. behind the former Tri-
County Bank building on Main Street
in Trenton.
If you have any question please
contact William H. Schreiber at (352)
542-9993.


S.V.L. Inc. January
Board Meeting Notice
Due to the BCS National Cham-
pionship Game, Suwannee Val-
ley Leagues Inc. has, consider-
ately, moved their January board
meeting to Tuesday, January 9,
2007, 6:30 p.m. at McArthur Park.
Everyone is invited to attend.
See you there! Now, go cheer on
your team !


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Shown from left are Brooke Blanchard and her new baby brother
"Little Joe" Joe Lane Blanchard III.

Baby l(anchard
Brooke Blanchard would like to Mary Gene Martin and the late Jo-
introduce her "little Joe" to all of her seph Martin of Bell. He is also the
friends in Gilchrist County. great-grandchild of Mary Carothers
Joe Lane Blanchard III was born of West Point, Mississippi.
on October 13, 2006, weighing 6 His paternal grandparents are Joyce
pounds 13 ounces, and was 20 inches Blanchard of Belmont, North Caro-
in length. lina and Joe Land Blanchard II and
Joe's parents are Amy Martin Joan Blanchard of Fernandina Beach.
Blanchard and Jerald Lane Blanchard The paternal great-grandmother is
of Gainesville. Ethel Blanchard of Ocala.
His maternal grandparents are


Spring Registration At
Lake City Community
College
The 2007 Spring Semester will
begin January 8th at Lake City Com-
munity College. Late registration,
add/drop, and dual enrollment add/
drop will be held January 2nd-5th,
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Building 015
(Admission and Registrar's offices).
All fees will be due by 3:00 p.m. each
day.
For information call (386) 754-
4287 admissions office.


A Year of Time. ........
Steven B. Cloud,
Pulpit Helps, Vol. 14, # 2
...Though even thinking on the
subject of time may prove discom-
forting, it is not a bad idea-espe-
cially at the beginning of a new year.
As we look into 2007 we look at
a block of time. We see 12 months,
52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours,
525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 sec-
onds. And all is a gift from God.
We have done nothing to deserve it,
earn it, or purchase it. Like the air we
breathe, time comes to us as a part of
life.


The gift of time is not ours alone.
Women really o' want to be on It is given equally to each person.
time. It's jiiut that everything starts Rich and poor, educated and igno-
so darned early. rant, strong and weak-every man,
Sela Ward woman and child has the same twen-
ty-four hours every day.


Another important thing about time
is that you cannot stop it. There is no
way to slow it down, turn it off, or
adjust it. Time marches on.
And you cannot bring back time.
Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday
is lost forever. If yesterday is lost,
tomorrow is uncertain. We may look
ahead at a full year's block of time,
but we really have no guarantee that
we will experience any of it.
Obviously, time is one of our most
precious possessions. We can waste
it. We can worry over it. We can
spend it on ourselves. Or, as good
stewards, we can invest it in the king-
dom of God.
The new year is full of time. As the
seconds tick away, will you be toss-
ing time out the window, or will you
make every minute count?




Looking For Office
Supplies, Printing,
Advertising, Faxes,
Rubber Stamps,
Calendars, or Signs
Stop In The Gilchrist
County Jiournil3 2 ,1
...North liain Street...
Trenton, Florida 32693


Purina Mills
Show Chow Jackpot Information


Suwannee Valley Show Chow Jackpot
Gilchrist FFA Alumni Arena
(US 129 N. of Trenton)
Schedule:
January 5th Showmanship at 7:00 pm
Educational program and supper
immediately after
Calves can arrive starting at 3:00 pm Friday
January 6th 10:00 am Prospect steers followed
by heifers. Awards following.


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RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1) All exhibitors must be between the ages of 8 and 21 years on Jan. 5th.
2) All beef Cattle Breeds on the U.S.D.A. Recognized Beef Breeds list as
of Sept. 1, 2005 will be eligible to compete.
3) Each exhibitor/owner must assume all liability in case of death or injury
to his/her animal and any injury or death incurred by his/her animal.
ENTRIES:
1) There will be no maximum number of entries per exhibitor.
2) There is a $25 entry fee per head, $10 entry for showmanship (must
be 8-18 years old and still in school).
Checks need to be payable to Purina Mills.
3) Use separate entry blanks for each exhibitor.
4) ALL INFORMATION AND SIGNATURES MUST BE COMPLETED
5) Entries will be accepted at check-in. A $10 late fee will be applied to each entry.
HEALTH REGULATIONS:
1) All animals must meet health regulations as specified in the Rules for
Exhibition as required by the Florida Dept. ofAg. & Consumer
Services. A local vet is also a source for this information.
2) To expedite entry into the show, ear tags that correspond to health
papers are recommended.
GENERAL:
1) The owner is responsible for the care and clean up of his/her own animals.
2) Grooming chutes will be limited to one per exhibitor. Grooming chutes
must be confined to the areas designated.
3) All exhibitors must double tie their animals with a neck rope.


Purina Mills
Show Chow Jackpot Registration

January 5th & 6th 2007
Suwannee Valley Show Chow Jackpot

$25 per calf entry
$10 per showmanship entry(ages 8-18 and still in school)
$10 late fee per animal

Show to be held at: Gilchrist FFA Alumni Arena
US-129 North of Trenton
Show Info Contact: Kevin Huesman (386) 623-5726 ,
Mail Show Entries To: Kevin Huesman
270 S.W. Kyle Way
Lake City, Florida 32025

Make Checks Payable To: Purina Mills, LLC
MUST BE BETWEEN 8 AND 21 YEARS OF AGE TO SHOW
(Please make copies of entry form if more room is needed)


Sponsored by Purina Mills
and Chiefland Farm Supply
Mail entries to:
Kevin Huesman, 270 SW Kyle Way, Lake City, FL 32025
Check payable to Purina Mills
For more information, call Kevin at 386-623-5726


PARKING:
Reserved parking is provided and exhibitors must park in this area.
JUDGING:
The top 2 animals in each'class will receive premiums (premiums are
based on number of entries).
ATTIRE:
REQUIRED DRESS CODE: All exhibitors will be required to be clean
and neat. Closed toe shoes or boots are required.
RELEASE:
Cattle will be released after conclusion of the show.
SHOWREQUIREMENTS:
1) Only heifers that are 2 years old and younger are eligible to compete.
2) All cattle will be weighed at time of check-in.
3) 20 heifers required to make a show for the breed.
4) Heifer and steer classes will be determined by the show committee.

All U.S.D.A. Recognized Breeds

PREMIUMS:
Supreme Grand Champion Heifer $150
Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Heifer $100
Grand Champion Steer $150
Reserve Grand Champion Steer $100
Showmanship Winners for Jr. &Sr. Belt Buckle


Exhibitor Name
Address
City State Zip_
First Entry
0 Heifer D Steer D Showman O Tattoo or Tag# _Breed
Second Entry
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While ever)' attempt will be made to provide a sate environment for both animals and exhibitors, Land O'Lakes Purina
Feed will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur. Exhibitor and/or guardian agrees to hold and
indemnify Land O'Lakes Purina Feed harmless from any and all liability arising out of exhibitors use of grounds,
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Lighthouse Word
Church Ladies Group
Cookbooks Are Ready
The ladies group of the Lighthouse
Word Church are proud to present
their new cookbook, "Good Food
and Family Fun" to the community.
The cookbook has over 500 recipes
including family fun and party ideas,
and 16 pages of helpful and health-
ful tips. It is filled with'artwork from
our children, and all the profits will
go toward building our children's
playground area.
The cookbooks are selling for a
donation of $30 or can be purchased
on CD for $20, which includes the
entire cookbook, plus another 1000
recipes.
Cookbooks can be purchased by
calling (352) 493-1554, or stopping
by the church. Our ladies thank you
for your support.
Jane Turner
Lighthouse Word Church


Remember Our Troops
For those who believe, prayer is a
powerful weapon. It not only does
something for the pray-er, but also it
can increase the faith of those who
are being prayed for, especially those
who are in harm's way and protecting
our freedoms which we sometimes
take for granted here in the United
States of America.
We all should be consistent in our
prayers for those of our county who
are serving in the Armed Forces. The
following is a known list of those
who are on active duty, and who ei-
ther have a residence here or who are
relatives of someone who lives here
in Gilchrist County. (If you know
of an active military personnel who
is not listed, please contact the Gil-
christ County Journal, so that person
can be listed the next time this article
isypublished.
Clayton App, Kathy Arrington, Pe-


ter Belanger, Steve Calloway, Drew
Cheatum, Wayne Cheatum, Rob-
ert Dean,'Dawn Faught, Sgt. Scott
Elmore (Iraq), Jimmy Fletcher, Jr.,
Chris Geiger (Iraq), Jon Guzman (Af-
ghanistan), Brett Hanchey (Iraq), Sgt.
Jeremiah Hauprich (Special Forces),
Sgt. Daniel Hauprich, (Korea), Dylan
Hilliard (Iraq), Gary Hilliard, Mark
Hilliard, Steve Hilliard, Joe Judson,
Anne Marie Landrum (Army), Brian
Landrum (Marines), Heather Langs-
ton, Matthew C. Lind, Rob Long,
Katie Lovett, Jonathan Luchak, Gus
Mauldin, Michael Mayo, Evan Mc-
Quiston, T.J. Miller, Mark Milton,
Allen Murray, Stephen Reed, Aaron
Reiss, Sgt. Curtis L. Ross, T.J. Rush,.
Matthew Riordan, Lance Corporal
Stephen Roberts, Jr., Donna Slayton,
Donny Slaton, James Slayton, Jeffrey
Solis (Iraq), Tech Sargent Gregory
M. Turner (Georgia), Justin Twigg
(Iraq), Nathan Twigg, Danielle Walk-
er (Italy), LaShonda White (Iraq),
Wesley Wilson, Kyle Worthington,
and Daniel Wood (Iraq).

Suwannee River
Shriners To Have
A Monthly Pancake
Breakfast
The Suwannee River Shriners will
be holding a pancake breakfast, the
first and third Saturday of each month
at the Shrine Club on SR-26,just out-
side of Fanning Springs.
They will be serving pancakes,
sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, all-u-
can-eat for $4 per person.

FEMA Preliminary
Disaster Assessment
Teams Deployed To
Tornado-Damaged
Counties
At the request of the State of Flor-
ida, the U.S. Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-
liminary Damage Assessment Team
(PDA) members were deployed at
8:00 a.m. today to Volusia and Pas-
co Counties which were struck by
tornados on Christmas Day. FEMA
received the request December 26th


Trenton United
Methodist Church
9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study.....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service..................... 10:30 AM
Children's Church........................ 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service...........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship........................7:00 PM
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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
Morning Worship .............................. 11 am
Evening W orship ................................. 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"



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4470 N.W. County Road 236 Bell, Florida 32619
1 Mile West of US-129-


Service Times
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Sunday Morning Worship
5:00 pm Sunday Bible Study
6:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study


Pastor:
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Office:
386-935-4219


"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
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Bell FFA String Band performing at the White Springs Folk Festival The 1966 Trenton Elementary choir singing at the Folk Festival in
in White Springs in 1954. Dale Philman on banjo, Alan Osteen on White Springs. If you can identify any of the students in photo please
mandolin, Donald Matthews on guitar, Willie Roberts on harmonica let us know. Photo Courtesy of Florida Archives.
and C.F Fletcher on the tub bass. Photo Courtesy of Florida Archives.
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shortly after 5:00 p.m.
Joint PDA teams, led by county
emergency managers, include local
and state officials as well as repre-
sentatives of the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) and FEMA.
The teams will visit and inspect dam-
aged areas and document the find-
ings.
"This is a partnership effort de-
signed to provide a clear picture of
the extent and locations of damage to
primary residences, businesses and
infrastructure," said Scott R. Morris,
director of FEMA's Florida Long-
Term Recovery.
At the state's request, the Florida
Long-Term Recovery Office (FL-
TRO) deployed two individual as-
sistance teams and three public assis-
tance teams to Volusia County. One
individual assistance team was de-
ployed to Pasco County. FLTRO also
sent a debris specialist to each county
to proactively assess and anticipate
any debris removal needs.
The state will review the informa-
tion gathered during the assessments.
If the state determines the damage


exceeds state and local resources it
may seek a presidential declaration
by submitting a written request to
the President through the FEMA re-
gional office, which will recommend
a course of action.
FEMA manages federal response
and recovery efforts following any
national incident, initiates mitigation
activities and manages the National
Flood Insurance Program. FEMA
works closely with state and local
emergency managers, law enforce-
ment personnel, firefighters and other
first responders. FEMA became part
of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security on March 1, 2003.
FEMA's temporary housing as-
sistance and grants for public trans-
portation expenses, medical and den-
tal expenses, and funeral and burial
expenses do not require individuals
to apply for an SBA loan. However,
applicants who receive SBA loan ap-
plications must submit them to SBA
loan officers to be eligible for assis-
tance that covers personal property,
vehicle repair or replacement, and
moving and storage expenses.


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH

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


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


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Forestry Activities In
Florida During The
Winter Includes
Planting Pine Trees
Winter in Florida is the time for
many forestry activities, including
planting pine trees and applying un-
derstory prescribed fire (burning in
the woods). Both of these activities
are highly weather dependent. If
weather conditions are not appropri-
ate it can be extremely difficult to
perform these activities and achieve
the desired results. Pine seedlings
that are planted in loose, dry soil and
do not receive any immediate precipi-
tation will have much lower survival
rates than seedlings planted in moist,
compact soil that do receive imme-
diate and steady rainfall. While we
cannot custom-order our weather,
careful attention to long term predic-
tions and planning forestry activities
around predicted rain events can be
helpful.
Mature timber that has been ex-
posed to months of drought or lower
than average rainfall levels are weak-
er and less vigorous than timber that
has received normal amounts of rain-


fall. These weak trees can be stressed
further or even killed outright by the
inappropriate application of under-
story prescribed fire. Pine trees that
have been weakened or stressed are
more susceptible to attack from in-
sects and disease. One or two rain
events are generally not enough to
undo months of drought stress. An
entire rainy season may be necessary
to return standing timber to "normal"
health conditions. Be extremely
careful when performing prescribed
fire activities, especially under stand-
ing timber. As always, please call the
Florida Division of Forestry, Usher
Forestry Station (352) 493-6060 to
obtain a burning authorization for
any open burning and for piles over
8 feet in diameter. Any questions
about tree planting, prescribed fire
or any other forestry activity can be
directed to the Gilchrist County For-
ester (352) 463-3138.
Matthew Johnson
Gilchrist County Forester
Florida Division of Forestry
7240 S. Highway 129
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-3138
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Welcomes You .
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SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................ 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ..................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM

PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
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This is her handkerchief quilt, the first of her many projects. I
Doris Beauchamp is her teacher.


Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
December 21st at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Quilting has started
on our next raffle quilt and anoth-
er one we have to find a name for.
Sometimes we have to get our think-
ing cap on and remember what was
pieced.
Our many thanks go out for a won-
derful year, the many of our 66 mem-
bers who come out each week to quilt
and help where needed. Thanks to
the many visitors who come out and
help us to keep our head above water.
Thanks to the boys, Garrod and the
other officers who come each week
to keep the Museum clean and ev-
erything running, planting the vege-
tables, mowing, and the many chores
it takes to keep us going. Now we are.
at 900 boys who have worked since
we started April 1996. Thanks for all
the fabric, frames, sewing needs that
we can use and sell for the upkeep of
our building. Sometimes we have
bags full of goodies that everyone
can go through and use. Thanks to
Gary Taylor who builds our frames,
and all the wood things that make our


quilting so much better.
Thanks to Ken Skelton f
electric work he does. Mos
thank our Lord for keeping
Spirit here each day, to ke
and watch over our membe
Lunch was great as usual
members present.
Winne


Crist Issues Price
Gouging Alert To
Consumers Follow
Severe Weather
Attorney General Char
today urged residents of cc
fected by severe weather e
mas Day to be alert for uns
business operators who m
take advantage of them dur
up. The Attorney Genera
follows Governor Jeb Bush
declaration of a state of eme
Columbia, Pasco, Lake an
counties, which were partic
pacted by tornadoes and oth
er activity.
Tornadoes in the four


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EHV Conference Draws
Huge Crowd of Con-
cerned Wellington
Equestrianis
In excess of 600 concerned people
from the local equestrian community
attended a press conference hosted by
Stadium Jumping Inc., in the Jockey
Club alongside the Internationale
Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Eques-
trian Center this morning (Dec. 16).
Unfortunately, on a weekend when
the site should have been teeming
with horses and people at the AGA
National Championships--canceled
earlier this week--the issue at the
forefront of everyone's thoughts is
the recently confirmed outbreak of
equine herpesvirus (EHV).
In an effort to keep everyone in-
formed, a team of veterinarians was
on hand to present the facts and an-
swer questions with regard to this
health crisis. Present were: Dr. Mi-
chael Short from the US Depart-
ment of Agriculture (USDA) State
Veterinary Office in Tallahassee; Dr.
Maureen Long from the University
of Florida School of Veterinary Med-
icine, USDA Florida District Vet-
erinarian Dr. Julie Gauthier; Dr. Dix
Harrell, also representing the USDA
for the Florida area; and central to
the Wellington outbreak of EHV, Dr.
Scott Swerdlin of Palm Beach Equine
Clinic.
Short outlined known information
to date, including the chronology of
the outbreak that focused on a ship-
ment of horses imported from Europe
and transported from the USDA quar-
antine facility in Newburg, N.Y., on
Nov. 29. Harrell confirmed that none
of the horses had shown any clinical
signs of the disease when they were
released from quarantine. He did go
on to say, however, that horses are
not specifically tested for EHV be-


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caused "substantial damage" to doz-
ens of homes and businesses and dis-
rupted electrical service to hundreds
of other homes and businesses, ac-
cording to the Governor's executive
order, which says the damage ex-
ceeds local government's capabilities
S to respond.
"Florida's recent history with hur-

ists can crawl out of the woodwork in
hopes of preying on those who suf-
fered damage," said Crist. "Citizens
S should be cautious to make sure they
don't fall victim to price gougers."
: Residents of the four affected coun-
ties who suspect price gouging as a
result of the tornadoes should call the
Attorney General's hotline at 1-866-
S9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226),
and investigators will look into the
complaint. Florida law prohibits ex-
treme increases in the price of such
commodities as food, water, hotels,
ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment
she does. needed as a direct result of an offi-
Her aunt, cially declared emergency.
Under Florida law, a commodity's
price is unconscionable if the increase
in the price represents a "gross dis-
for all the parity" from the average price of that
t of all we commodity during the 30 days im-
the Holy mediately prior to the declared emer-
e s safe agency. Violators of the price gouging
Irs. statute are subject to civil penalties of
l with 13 $1,000 per violation, up to a total of
$25,000 for multiple violations com-
mitted in a single 24-hour period.
elle Home In addition to the civil penalties for
price gouging, state law criminalizes
the sale of goods and services to the
public without possession of an occu-
pational license. Violators of the law
can be charged with a second-degree
ring misdemeanor.
Crist cautioned consumers to be
die Crist wary of business scams that might
unties af- arise in the wake of the severe weath-
on Christ- er, including building repair and tree
crupulous removal companies that come into
lay try to %storm-affected areas. The Attorney
ing clean- General said residents should deal
l's action whenever possible with established
i's official local companies when they contract
urgency in for repairs or arrange financing to
d Volusia pay for any repairs that might not be
ularly im- covered by insurance.
ler weath- Consumers should be wary of any
unsolicited "contractor" who knocks
counties on the door with an offer to fix a dam-
aged roof or windows. Before sign-
ing any contracts, Floridians should
check the contractor's license, pay-
ment terms and other provisions,
Crist said.


fore being released, "because it's not
a foreign disease."
It was also confirmed by Short that
of a total of the six cases of EHV that
have displayed neurological symp-
toms, there.have been three fatalities.
Currently, only one barn is under a
state quarantine order, although a
second had been voluntarily quar-
antined, with, test results pending.
He added that the horse community
must remain patient because, "What
happens in the next three weeks will
determine the next three months."
Long confirmed that EHV is a la-
tent virus and can, therefore, be car-
ried by horses that themselves show
no clinical signs of the disease, a
typical "... typhoid Mary scenario."
She was also quick to point out that
there is an unfortunately "low chance
of survival" for horses that exhibit
neurological symptoms. "The good
news is that we were on to this very
quickly. The bad news is that it's her-
pes."
Long continued by saying that
"neurological signs are not always
accompanied by fever. We have a
high rate that are neurologic but don't
yet know how many horses may have
been exposed to EHV."
During her presentation, Long fo-
cused primarily on sanitization pro-
tocols based on the "best givens,"
and also unequivocally stated, "I do
not want to see people jump up at
the end of this press conference and
truck their horses a couple hundred
miles," reiterating the need for cau-
tion as stress is a known trigger factor
for EHV.
Long also addressed vaccination
issues, saying that while vaccinated
horses may not be prevented from
contracting EHV, it will certainly
"blunt the fever and reduce the
spread by reducing nasal shedding."
However, she also said that vacci-
nating now, when there has been no
history of prior vaccination against
EHV, could be contra-indicated be-
cause the vaccine itself might cause
temperature fluctuations that could
be misread.
Having been involved from the lo-
cal onset of EHV, Swerdlin outlined
the area that is currently under a
mandatory quarantine order: Pierson
Road south to 120th West, and east
from Rustic Ranches heading south
to 160th. A voluntary quarantine or-
der is also in place for the Southfields
area. He reiterated that "there are
civil criminal penalties for breaking
the orders."
During his presentation Swerdlin
said, "We have to be proactive in
order to stop it [EHV] in its tracks,"
but didn't think it was necessary to
introduce a testing protocol into a
barn where horses were showing no
fever or clinical signs. He also said
he couldn't sufficiently stress the
need for a collective effort among
the equestrian community, especially
with regard to the movement of per-
sonnel between stalls and barns.
It was suggested that all barns in-
troduce footbaths for people entering
and departing, all dogs and/or other
"barn buddies" should be leashed and
segregated, washing and/or sanitizing
hands is vital for all barn personnel,
likewise for any barn equipment and
tools that may be used for multiple
stalls--paying particular attention
to "drinking buckets" according to
Long, who, in fact, also advocated.
the use of individual manure buck-
ets and pitchforks, stressing that if
a horse sneezes, the nasal discharge
can be sprayed 35 feet.
Short confirmed that as of today's
date, there were no inter-state restric-


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Main Number 352-854-2322
Admissions 352-873-5801
Financial Aid 352-873-5803
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Gilchrist County School Board Office
310 NW llthAve.
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3200
Bell Elementary School
2771 E. Bell Ave.
Bell, Florida 32619
352-463-3275
Bell High School
.... 2771 E. Bell Ave.
Bell, Florida 32619 ,
352-463-3232
Trenton Elementary School
1350 SW SR 26
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3224
Trenton High School
1013 N Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3210
Lake City Community College
Main Number 352-463-0073
Admissions 386-754-4396
Financial Aid 386-754-4282
Testing 386-754-4333
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tions in force, but strongly recom-
mended that if horses are scheduled
for shipment into the area, "wait sev-
en days. A lot can happen between
now and then" that could determine
the course of the disease, with spe-
cific implications for the upcoming
show season.
In this regard, Swerdlin said that
there would need to be a 21-day pe-
riod with no horses showing clinical
signs (fever) of EHV before a barn
could be deemed clear of infection.
In the meantime, he suggested twice-
daily temperature taking in order to
identify early onset.
Overall, given the level of anxiety
among local horse owners, the press
conference was extremely informa-
tive and answered a great many ques-
tionsin terms of the current situation
and how the community can work to-
gether to ensure the earliest possible
containment and eradication of this
disease.
A hand-out entitled: EHV-1 Bios-
ecurity Information Sheet contained
the following information:
Horse stables on or surrounding
the Wellington show grounds are to
have temperatures taken a minimum
of twice daily, with a temperature
log being maintained for each horse.
Horses whose fevers are 102.0 or are
greater than one degree above their
normal temperature should be re-
ported to the state veterinarian's of-
fice and the stable's veterinarian. The
horse should be isolated and samples
taken by the stable veterinarian to in-
clude whole blood (EDTA tube) and
nasal swab for PCR testing of EHV-
1.
Precautionary measures for bio-se-
curity should be employed.,
S1) Limit admittance of people into
the barns. Allow only essential indi-
viduals. When entering or exiting a
stable or barn, use footbaths to disin-
fect outer footwear.
2) Wash hands with soap and water
after handling each horse.
3) Minimize use of shared equip-


ment. Equipment such as water buck-
ets, lead ropes, grooming equipment,
etc., should not be shared. Items
belonging to each individual horse
should be labeled. Other equipment
should be disinfected daily and be-
tween each use.
4) Care should be taken when fill-
ing buckets and feed troughs. Neither
the horse nor the feed scoop should
have contact with the bucket or
trough.
5) Multi-dose medications should
not be shared between horses. For ex-
ample, oral medication such as bute,
banamine, surpass, etc.
Plus any -additional biosecurity.
precautions the stable veterinarian or
stable manager might deem appropri-
ate.
Florida's Association of Equine
Practitioners' Web site will be post-
ing updates starting this afternoon,
and hereafter with regard to on-going
developments.
The entire press conference was
videotaped, and as a public service,
will be available for free viewing on.
the. front page of www.phelpssports.
com.

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EI GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS

Bell Bulldogs Compete In

Holiday Tournament


Shown from left are Amy Ergle,-First All Team Tournament Player,
Anna Tousignant-Most Outstanding Tournament Player, and Han-
nah Hudson-Second All Team Tournament Player.

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First Place Holiday Country Classic Winners
Bell Girls Varsity Basketball
Shown from left are: Amy Ergle, Anna Tousignant, Hannah Hudson, Julie Nobs, Amaolea Gargand, Ash-
ley Wood, Krystal Whitley, Holli Moore, Samantha Williams, and Missy Joiner.
Bell Bulldogs ball.to playmakers Anna Tousignant In the opening minutes of the game
by Sean Boutwell and Amy Ergle. The two girls led the the Bulldog starters didn't play sharp
Branford High School hosted its team back into the game combining and Cedar Key stayed right behind
annual Holiday Country Classic bas- for 29 of the teams 40 points. Holli them. Midway through the first quar-
ketball tournament December 28 and Moore helped the team by grabbing ter Corey Edwards and Codey Mesa
29th. The first game of the tourna- 8 rebounds and Hannah Hudson had were brought into the game and their
ment that Bell competed in was The a good defensive night, she blocked defensive play froze Cedar Key's
Lady Bulldogs versus Fort White. three shots. The Lady Bulldogs were offense. This was the turning point
The Bulldogs played good in the able to get the lead late in the game in the game. The Bulldog offense
first half but couldn't get ahead of and eventually won it 40-36. stepped up and started a blowout,
Fort White. The teams matched each The varsity guys played in the allowing junior varsity players John
other shot for shot and by the end following game against the Cedar Bailey, Jady Gray, Chris Wilkerson,
of the first half the Lady Bulldogs Key Sharks. Coach Mehl brought Jordan Mehl, and James Thomas to
trailed Fort White 18-17. In the sec- six JV players to the tournament to get playing time. The first half ended
ond half the Lady Bulldogs got the get some varsity game experience. with a 51-19 Bulldog lead. By the
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start of me ourmth quarter me Bull-
dogs had a 64-36 lead and the junior'
varsity players were showing good
signs for the future. James Thomas
led the Bulldogs with 9 rebounds and
both TJ Frier and John Bailey had
several steals. The story of the game
was the strong offense of David Bai-
ley and Tyson Railey who both scored
18 points. The Bulldogs got an easy
victory winning it 85-47.
Both Bulldog teams had won the
previous day's game and came to
Branford Friday night looking to
win the tournament. Ironically both
of'Brahford's- teams had won their
games as well. So the Bulldog/Buc-
caneer showdown began with the
girls. The first quarter was low scor-
ing as the teams felt each other out.
The Lady Bulldogs wore down the
Lady Bucs in the second quarter and
went on a scoring spree in the last
five minutes of the half. The Lady
Bulldogs started the second half with
a 37-15 lead and looked like they had
the win. This didn't slow them down
although. They made Branford cre-
ate errors and caused turnovers. The
Lady Bulldogs led the game by as
much as 30.points. In the final min-
utes, Coach Harden, his starters and
Branford closed the gap to eleven be-
fore the game ended. The Lady Bull-
dogs won the Holiday Country Clas-
sic with the final score of 53-42.
The final game of the tournament
was for the men's championship.
Branford' came out fast and got the
lead in the first quarter. The Bulldogs
struggled from the foul line going 3-
17 and letting themselves fall further
and further behind the Buccaneers.
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ter and went into half time only trail-
ing by 6. The Bulldogs team work
and Branford missed shots got the
Bulldogs back in the game and the
teams were tied 61-61 with 1:30 left
in the third quarter. In the fourth the
teams went back and forth, not scor-
ing but making good defensive plays.
Neither team led by more than three
points until the final; 45 seconds of
the game. The Bulldogs made costly
fouls and Branford took advantage of
their mistakes. Branford ran the final
eleven seconds off the clock and suc,
cessfully defended their home court
with a 69-63 win.
After the final game the teams
stayed for the award's presentation.
The Varsity girls got their first place
trophy and some individual awards.
Amy Ergle received a First All Team
award. Hannah Hudson received a
Second All Team award. Anna Tou-
signant won the Most Outstanding
player of the tournament. The Varsity
guys won the Runner Up trophy. Da-
vid Bailey won an All Team Tourna-
ment player award. Thanks to all who
participated and all the fans that came
out to support their team.


Bell FFA Alumni To
Meet January 11th
The Bell FFA Alumni will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, Janu-
ary 11,2007, at 7:00 p.m. The meet-
ing will be held at the Bell Ag. Build-
ing.
A covered dish dinner will be
served. Drinks and paper products
will be provided by the alumni.
All parents, grandparents, past FFA
members, and any adults interested in
supporting the Bell Ag. Program are
invited to attend.
Linda Brown
Reporter


Newberry Takes
Bronson Tournament
Crown
The Newberry Panthers earned the
Bronson Holiday Tournament bas-
ketball title by defeating Melbourne
West Shore 72-52 Saturday night.
This game was close in the first
period as the Panthers took a 19-17
edge in the first quarter. From this
point on the margin grew as Newber-
ry went on to hold an 11-point lead
at intermission. Newberry's Xavier
Woods led all scores with 22 points
in this game. Antwan Ivey added 16
points for the Panthers.


Bronson High School
To Honor Coach Kelly
Beckham's 500th Eagle
Win With Former
Players Invited To The
Celebration
A great celebration is planned on
Friday, January 12th, at the Bronson


High School gymnasium to honor
Boys Basketball Coach Kelly Beck:
ham. Beckham reached a milestone
500th Eagle win in December, 2005,
placing him among an elite few in
high school coaches. Also honored
will be long-time Assistant Coach
Phillip Knight who has been with
Beckham for mostof his successful
career at Bronson High School.
All former players and cheerlead-
ers. are invited to attend and be ac-
knowledged as being a part of one
of the winningest programs in the
state of Florida. A reception for for-
mer "Beckham" players will be held
at 6:00 p.m. at Bronson's new gym-
nasium. There will be a short cer-
emony before the 7:00 tip off of the
boys' varsity game against the Mayo
Hornets. Former BHS principal from
1983-1994, Mike McCaskill will be
the emcee for this event and looks
forward to seeing many former stu-
dents and faculty.
For more information please call
(352) 339-1841.


Spring Registration At
Lake City Community
College
The 2007 Spring Semester will
begin January 8th at Lake City Com-
munity College. Late registration,
add/drop, and dual enrollment add/
drop will be held January 2nd-5th'
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Building'015
(Admission and Registrar's offices):
All fees will be due by 3:00 p.m. each
day.
For information call (386) 754-
4287 admissions office.


Newberry Outguns
Trenton To Advance To
Tournament Final
The Newberry Panthers proved
their basketball strength was superior
to the neighboring Trenton Tigers
Friday night defeating the Tigers 71-
53 in the Bronson Holiday basketball
tournament.
The Panthers led by as much as
21 points in this semi-final game at
the end of the first period. After the
Tigers got past the first period, this
game became very competitive. In
the second half the Tigers outscored
the Panthers 32-28 but were unable
to overcome the first half marginal
lead.
Ryan Brown led the Panthers with
18 points. Trenton's Cam Cross led
all scores with 19 points. Brandon
Mathis shot 13 points for Trenton. .


Trenton Defeats
Bronson In Holiday
Tournament
The Trenton Tigers defeated the
host Bronson Eagles 61-58 in the
holiday classic for a third place finish
in the eight team tournament.
This was a tough, hard fought game
from the beginning as the host took
an 18-10 lead in the first period. The
Tigers turned the momentum of this
game in their favor in the second pe.
riod as they outscored the Eagles and
cut the lead to 32-28 by intermission,
Trenton outplayed and outscored th6
host 33-26 in the second half to takq
the win.
Trenton's Casey Loy led all scores
in this game with 23 points. Durell
Henry shot a blazing 10 points for the
Tigers. Bronson's Bobby Collins le(
the Eagles with 13 points.
Trenton will begin their 2007 cam;
paign with a 7-3 record. Bronson falls
to a 6-9 mark.


Trenton Defeats, -
Chiefland In Bronson
Holiday Tournament ,
The Trenton Tigers played a tough
opponent in the Chiefland Indians in
the Bronson Holiday Tournament on
Thursday, December 28th. This gamt
was close throughout and the Tigers
outgunned the Indians in the final
period to take a 49-47 win. The \ ic
tory allowed the Tigers to ad\ ance tq
meet Newberry in the semi-finals or
Friday evening.
Trenton's Cam Cross led all scored
with 21 points. Durell Henr\ added
12 points for the Tigers. Chiefland's
Lester Jackson led the Indians w ith
12 points.


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Take Charge Of Your
Diabetes
Have you been diagnosed with
Type 2 Diabetes? Then this class is
for you! You will get information and
motivation to help you adopt positive
lifestyle changes. Learn to control
your blood glucose levels which help
reduce long-term health risks, find
out what your test results really mean,
and learn to create healthy meals all
at one place.
To see if you are eligible to partici-
pate or for more information, please
contact the UF IFAS Levy County
Extension at (352) 486-5131. This
program is sponsored by the Univer-
sity of Florida IFAS Extension. UF
IFAS Levy County Extension and the
Levy County Health Department.
Classes will begin Thursday, Janu-
ary 25th and be held weekly for nine
weeks. They will be held at the Levy
County Agricultural Building, at 625
N. Hathaway Avenue in Bronson.
Classes start at 9:30 a.m. and run un-
til 11:30 a.m. Health screenings will
also be held.
The Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal
Employment Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employers authorized to
provide research, educational infor-
mation and other service only to indi-
viduals and institutions that function
with non-discrimination with respect
to race, creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, national origin, po-
litical opinions or affiliations. U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Coopera-
tive Extension Service, University of
Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M Univer-
sity Cooperative.Extension Program
and Boards of County Commission-
ers Cooperating.


Karaoke For The Cure
Proceeds To Benefit The
American Cancer
Society
Several sponsors have come to-
gether for an event they call "Kara-
oke for the Cure." The event will be
on January 20, 2007 from 12:00 p.m.
-4:00 p.m. at the City of Alachua
Recreation Center-football field.
They are raising money to benefit
the American Cancer Society and
having fun doing it. They are seeking
contestants and sponsors. They have
several sponsorship opportunities and
levels. "Karaoke for the Cure" only
has 30 spots for contestants so if you
are interested in competing or spon-
sorship visit their website at http:1
groups.myspace.com/karaokeforth-
ecureflorida or download the "Kara-
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They have over 8K in prizes.


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Appliances
As winter weather sets in, the em-
ployee-owners of the Ferrellgas team
want to remind local homeowners to
be safe when heating their homes.
"Propane space heaters can be an
efficient and effective way to keep
warm," says Service Center General
Manager Andy Gatlin. "However,'it
is crucial that safety precautions are
carefully followed and the appliances
are used for their intended purpose
only. Some propane space heaters are
'designed only for use outdoors. Oth-
ers are designed only for use indoors.
Check your owner's manual or con-
tact a qualified service technician to
be sure you are using the right kind
of heater."
Even when used properly, any
heating device can emit dangerous
levels of odorless, tasteless, and dan-
gerous carbon monoxide (CO). The
following suggestions and safety tips
were compiled by Ferrellgas, the Na-
tional Propane Gas Association, and
the Propane Education and Research
Council.
Have a qualified service technician
check your propane appliances and
venting systems annually, preferably
before the heating season begins.
Be aware of the dangers of carbon
monoxide. High levels of CO can be
generated from heaters that are not
designed for indoor use. High levels
of CO can make you dizzy, give you
headaches, or cause flu-like symp-
toms. In extreme cases, extended
exposure to CO can result in brain
damage or death. Install UL-listed
CO detectors on every level of your
home, or as recommended by the
manufacturer. Never use a gas oven
or range-top burners to provide space
heating. Never use portable heaters
indoors, unless they are designed and
approved for indoor use. Never use
a barbecue grill (propane or char-
coal) indoors for cooking or heating.
Regularly check your appliance ex-
haust vents for blockage.
If you suspect CO is present, act
immediately.
1. If you or a family member show
physical symptoms of CO poison-
.ing, get everyone out of the building
and call 911 or your local fire depart-
ment.
2. If it is safe to do so, open win-
dows to allow entry of fresh air, and
turn off any appliances you suspect
may be releasing the CO.

3. If no one has physical symptoms
of CO poisoning, but you suspect that
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tailer or a qualified service technician mobile at the Sheriff's Department
to check CO levels and your propane from 9 a.m. until noon or the Court-
equipment. house from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
The propane experts at Ferrellgas house fo 1 p. n
The propane experts at Ferrellgas All donors will receive a recogni-
want to make sure everyone has a tion item and a complimentary cho-
safe and happy holiday seasinformationis lesterol screening. Donors must be at
safety and appliance information is least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds
available by visiting the Ferrellgas least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds
available by visiting thwwwferrellas.co, or a nd show a vali photo .D. Formore
Web site at www.elgasco, or at information, call toll-free (888) 795-
the PERC Web site at www.usepro- 2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
panecorm. "Start the new year by giving blood
and saving a life," said Jennifer Ken-
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Manatee Springs State
Park Announces Guided
Paddling Trips
December marks the beginning of
Manatee Springs State Park's winter
paddling program. Every Friday at
8:30 a.m. the park offers a guided ca-
noe/kayak trip on the spring run and
out into the Suwannee River. De-
cember also is the time of year park
visitors can expect to see manatees
returning from other areas of the Gulf
Coast seeking refuge from the colder
waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
"For park visitors, the milder tem-
peratures of winter offer relief from
the humidity and insects often en-
countered in the summer," says Sally
Lieb, Park Manager. )Lieb added "the
water of the Suwannee River is of-
ten clearer in the winter making it an
ideal opportunity to see manatees as
you paddle the river."
Participants should have at least
some paddling experience but the
trip is easy to moderate and does not
require advanced paddling skills.
The paddle departs the kayak/canoe
ramp at the spring run at 8:30 a.m.
and is limited to the first 10 boats reg-
istered on the day of the paddle.
The paddling trips will continue
through the last Friday in March
2007. The trip is free with a paid
park admission if you have your own
boat. Those needing a rental canoe
or kayak can make arrangements
with Suwannee River Tours at (352)
949-0379 no later than'5:00 p.m. on
Thursday, the day before the paddle.
For more information about this or
any other park program or activity,
please call John Lohde, Park Services
Specialist at (352) 493-6823.


Take A Hike With A
Walking Club
The Fanning Springs Walking Club
invites you to start the new year off
by joining us for weekend walks on
the Nature Coast Trail. We will meet
on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a long
walk and a picnic lunch at the trestle
bridge and Sundays at 2 p.m. for a
shorter walk.
We have free pedometers and walk-
ing logs for new members.
For more information call Pam Si-
doti (490-6266) or Anne Zubler (463-
6442). Come and join us for fun and
fitness at our first walk of 2007, Jan.
6 at 10 a.m. or Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the
Fanning Springs Trail Head.


Donate Blood In
Bronson
Donating blood is safe, simple, and
it saves lives. LifeSouth and the com-
munity of Bronson invite you to be a
part of the lifesaving trend when they
team up to host a blood drive on Fri-
day, Januaty 12. Stop by the blood-


Heart Gallery Of
Mid-Florida
Children's Home Society of Florida
and the Professional Photographers
of North Central Florida present the
Heart Gallery of Mid-Florida.
The gallery is a photo exhibit of
adoptable children whose hearts' de-
sire is to be part of a forever family.
The goal is to raise overall awareness
of the foster care adoption program
and recruit prospective parents for
these children. "We are so excited


about the Heart Gallery," says Jen-
nifer Anchors, executive director
of Children's Home Society. "This
gives us a tremendous opportunity'
to increase awareness of the children
that are trying so desperately to find
their forever families."
This moving display of children
will be exhibited at the Chiefland City
Hall from January 3 through January-
31. Guests can see the children's pho-
tos, read about their likes and dislikes
and find out more about the adoption
process.


TAX SAVINGS NOTICE
FROM

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

112 South Main Street, Room 138
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st

-IMPORTANT-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by
MARCH 1, 2007 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must: A Homestead Exemption Granted For
ResHold title on the property as of January 1, 2007.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2007. 2006 Will Automatically Be Renewed For 2007.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1,2007.
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and
Appraiser's Office, return a renewal card for Homestead
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Exemption.
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida If filing for the first time, you must come
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a t t A ff
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both tothePropertyAppraiser'sOffice.
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.

$500 WIDOW'S / DISABLED VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER.WITH COMBAT RELATED
EXEMPTION Any ex-service member who is a DISABILITY
Any widow/widower who is a permanent resident of Florida and
An e w owwrid resist may is disabled at least 10% in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
permanent Florida resident may service-connected misfortune receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
widow/widower remarries, she/he is entitled to a $5,000 exemption veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
is no longer eligible and if the If filing for, the first time, please ofthisstate at the time of entering the military service of the UnitedStates, and theveteran
husband and wife were divorced present a certificate from the was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
before his/her death, the woman United States Government. Under a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
is not considered a widow, north certain circumstances the benefit disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
man a widower. If filing for the of this exemption can carry over the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
first time, please present a Death to the veteran's spouse in the appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
Certificate or other proof of your event of the veteran's death, official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
widow/widower status. Consult your appraiser for details, of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
widow/widowerstatusthe disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AGRICULTURAL
EXEMPTION ($500.00) (GREENBELT).
STangible Personal Property returns must be filed no FILINGS
Every Florid resident who is totally and permanently disabled later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, a penalty and an assessment will be made as
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: provided by Florida Law Tangible Personal Property All owners or lessees of agricultural
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate includes property such as business furniture and lands who desire agricultural
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods, classifications for tax purposes on
documentation from the Social Security Administration. and personal effects. (Forida residents are exempt their property must file an agricultural
Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics from the tax on household goods and personaleffects application with the Appraiser
should contact the Appraiser's Office for special benefit in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and between January 1 and March 1.
information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April Agricultural classification are
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special 1st. automatically renewed.
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's Office.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW"'
APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES
Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine
their residency status. If Husband or Wife is.filing for one or both, residency
documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 .(352) 463-3190
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 4,2007


Author Lectures On
Florida's Statewide Civil
Rights Movement At
The Matheson
Museum
Paul Ortiz, an associate professor
of community studies at the Universi-
ty of California, Santa Cruz will give
a lecture at the Matheson Museum on
Thursday, January 18th, 2007 at 7:00
p.m. Dr. Ortiz will talk about his
most recent book entitled Emancipa-
tion Betrayed: The Hidden History
of Black Organizing and White Vio-
lence in Florida from Reconstruction
to the Bloody Election of 1920, which
looks at African-American Floridians
who organized the first statewide
civil rights movement in the United
States. The lecture is sponsored by
the Florida Humanities Council.
Decades before the Montgom-
ery bus boycott, African-Americans
in Jacksonville, Florida, organized
streetcar boycotts that forced the
city to abandon efforts to segregate
the system. That little-known act of
rebellion is one of many instances
of African Americans organizing
against white supremacy that his-
torian Paul Ortiz, an associate pro-
fessor of Community Studies at the
University of California, Santa Cruz,
documents in Emancipation Betrayed
(Berkeley, CA: University of Califor-
nia Press, 2005) http://www.ucpress.
edu/books/pages/10102.html.
Handed down within black fami-
lies but unknown among histori-
ans, the story of black resistance in
Florida from Reconstruction until the
bloody election of 1920 is an. inspir-
ing chapter of U.S. history. Written
for a general 'audience, Emancipa-
tion Betrayed focuses on the African
American struggle for voting rights
while documenting networks of se-
cret societies, fraternal organizations,
labor unions, and churches that black
Floridians relied on to organize and
sustain themselves in the state with
the highest lynching rate in the coun-
try.
"They created the first statewide
civil rights movement in U.S. his-
tory," said Ortiz. "This book is really
about what happens when people are
faced with political terrorism--how
they'challenge that and find the cour-
age and self-confidence needed to put
together a social movement."
Through oral histories, Ortiz
learned about the courageous actions
of African-Americans who fought
for their rights at enormous risk to
themselves and their families. Sam


Dixie, and octogenarian, told of
blacks taking up arms in self-defense
and shared his childhood memories
of a shootout in his hometown of
Quincy between blacks and the ku
Klux Klan. The Klan had found out
about a secret oath taken by members
of the Colored Knights of Pythias, a
black fraternal organization, to fight
for their rights, and Klansmen burned
the lodge and killed several during
the shootout. That memory was the
catalyst that "completely changed
my understanding of American his-
tory and social change," wrote Ortiz
in the preface to the book.
Ortiz described going "back and
back" in time, picking up threads of
resistance. "We are not taught to see
African Americans as protagonists
fighting for their own rights, but that's
exactly what these people did," he
said. Black Floridians found inspira-
tion in the activism of their parents
and grandparents. In 1901 and 1905,
black residents of Jacksonville orga-
nized boycotts that forced the city to
abandon efforts to segregate the state
legislature. "It isn't like every effort
was successful," noted Ortiz.)
The Colored Knights of Pythias,
which at one point claimed one in
six African-American men in Florida
as members, was a vital avenue for
organizing, according to Ortiz. Af-
ter World War I, the Knights passed
a resolution requiring each member
to pay his poll tax and register as to
vote before the 1920 election or face
expulsion. Churches and other or-
ganizations promptly followed suit.
Years of organizing culminated with
the 1920 presidential election in Flor-
ida, when the state sanctioned white
supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan to
used violence to prevent blacks from
voting. Between 30 and 60 African
Americans were killed, according to
cautious estimates by the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP), and
scores were wounded and displaced.
Despite copious evidence of political
terror presented during a Congressio-
nal investigation, the election results
were certified. The Florida move-
ment was defeated.
Despite the tragic outcome, the
legacy of early black activism in
Florida is a powerful one. With roots
in the days of slavery, it set the stage
for the Civil Rights Movement of the
1960's, said Ortiz. "Black Floridians'
courageous struggle for emancipation
established the grounds for our mod-
ern expectation that all adults in the
United States have the right to vote,"
he said. "This is a brutal part of our


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of their struggle and sacrifice."
The lecture will be held on Thurs-
day, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. It will
be at the Matheson Museum, 513
E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL
32601. The sponsor of the lecture is
the Florida Humanities Council.
Paul Ortiz Biography
Paul Ortiz serves as an associate
professor in the Department of Com-
munity Studies, at the University of
California, Santa Cruz. He is co-
author of Remembering Jim Crow:
African Americans Tell About Life
In the Jim Crow South and a recipi-
ent of the 2002 Lillian Smith Book
Prize. Paul's oral history interview
work with African American survi-
vors of segregation was heard on a
two-part documentary program on
segregation titled "Remembering Jim
Crow" that aired on National Public
Radio's Morning Edition in 2002 and
has been re-broadcast on stations in
the U.S. and abroad.
Professor Ortiz received his Ph.D.
in history from Duke University in
2000. He earned his Bachelor's de-
gree from the Evergreen State Col-
lege in 1990 after transferring from
Olympic Community College. Be-
tween 1982 and 1986 Ortiz served as
a paratrooper and radio operator in
the 82nd Airborne Division and Spe-
cial Forces. He attained the rank of
sergeant and received an honorable
discharge in 1986. After graduating
from Evergreen; Paul worked as a
volunteer organizer with the United
Farm Workers of Washington State
during their successful campaign to
organize the Chateau Ste. Michelle
vineyards of Eastern Washington.
Since that time, Paul has worked
as an activist and consultant with
numerous unions including the Farm
Organizing Committee in North Car-
olina.
Ortiz was an advisory committee
member for the 1st Annual Cesar
Chavez Celebration in Watsonville,
California, and he currently serves
on the steering committee of the Re-
source Center for Nonviolence. He
is a founding organizer with the Reel
Work May Day Labor Film Festival,
and he is a recipient of the UCSC Ex-
cellence in Teaching Award.
Excerpts from Reviews of Eman-
cipation Betrayed:
"Emancipation Betrayed is a re-
markable piece of work, a tightly
argued, meticulously researched
examination of the first statewide
movement by African Americans for
civil rights, a movement which since
has been effectively erased from our


collective memory. The book poses
a profound challenge to our under-
standing of the limits and possibili-
ties of African American resistance
in the early twentieth century. This
analysis ,of how a politically and
economically marginalized commu-
nity nurtures the capacity for strug-
gle speaks as much to our time as
to 1919."--Charles Payne, author of
I've Got The Light of Freedonm: The
Organizing Tradition and the Missis-
sippi Freedom Struggle
"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely
argued study introduces us to the
unknown generations of freedom
fighters for who organizing demo-
cratically became in every sense a
way of life. Ortiz changes the very
ways we think of Southern History
as he shows in marvelous detail how
Black Floridians came together to de-
fend themselves in the face of terror,
to bury their dead, to challenge Jim
Crow, to vote, and to dream."--Da-
vid R. Roediger, author of Colored
White: Transcending the Racial Past
"Paul Ortiz's Emancipation Be-
trayed is one of those rare books that
alter much of what we know about
American history. As 'both an essen-
tial teaching of American history and
a critical resource for understanding
grassroots organizing today, Paul
Ortiz's Emancipation Betrayed de-
serves the widest possible audience.-
-Randy Shaw, author of The Activist's
Handbook
For more information contact Paul
Ortiz at portiz@ucsc.edu or Lisa
Auel, the Executive Director of the
Matheson Museum at (352) 378-
2280.


PAWS Program Offers
Veterinary Care
Support To Seriously Ill
Pet Owners
Many people who suffer from
debilitating illnesses such as can-
cer and AIDS struggle emotionally,
physically and financially to care for
themselves, so properly looking after
their four-legged family members
can quickly become more effort than
they can shoulder alone.
Enter the Pets Are Wonderful Sup-
port group, or PAWS, at the Univer-
sity of Florida College of Veterinary
Medicine.
"We generally have 20 to 30 cli-
ents, and each of them can have a
limit of three pets that we'll treat,"
said Jenna Ashton, class of '07, who
since 2001 has played a key role in
running PAWS and currently serves
as its vice president of surgery.
Richard Martin, a retired Pacific
Bell employee whose income is a
monthly disability check, has been
a PAWS client for five or six years,
he said. Martin has brought Rip, his
13-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback
crossbred dog, to PAWS for routine
physical examinations and for peri-
odic biopsies of the fatty tumors Rip
is prone to getting on his body.
Martin first heard about PAWS
through the Ryan White program at
the public health department.
"It has really been a blessing for
us," said Martin, who acquired Rip
as a puppy from his nephew. "I prob-
ably couldn't afford to have a pet if I


had to pay all the costs myself, after
rent, utilities and insurance."
PAWS works with representatives
of community organizations that
serve individuals with special health
needs to identify potential clients.
Participants must certify that they
have a terminal or debilitating ill-
ness, and that they meet low-income
criteria.
"The program was patterned af-
ter one in California that was set up
specifically to help AIDS patients at
a time when they were considered
pariahs and often had no one for
emotional support, except their pets,"
said Jack Gaskin, D.V.M., who along
with Amy Stone, D.V.M., serves as
PAWS' clinical instructor and ad-
viser. Natalie Isaza, D.V.M., is the
group's surgery supervisor.
He added that PAWS volunteers are
compassionate, community-minded
and dedicated to the true calling for
many veterinarians: the human-ani-
mal bond.
"Our clients are needy and very
grateful that these young profession-
als-to-be take time from their busy
schedules to assist them and their
pets," Gaskin said. "It's very much
a mutually beneficial relationship."
Gaskin, credited the program's found-
er, UF veterinary college professor
emeritus Tom Lane, D.V.M., with the
program's success. Lane, who also
helped to create the college's 24-hour
pet loss support hotline, retired in
2000.
"So much of the veterinary com-
munity has benefited from Dr. Lane's
largesse and expertise," Gaskin said.
"He is very iuch a credit to our col-
lege."
To participate in surgery clinics,
students must have completed either
the shelter medicine or surgical rota-
tions, whereas for general clinics to
serve as doctors under faculty super-
vision students must be juniors or
seniors and have taken either general
medicine or small animal medicine.


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Freshman and sophomore students
serve as technicians.
Money is allocated to the group
through the Veterinary Medical Col-
lege Council, which receives funding
from the UF-wide Board of College
Councils. Gaskin said PAWS also had
benefited from support from West-
side Animal Hospital and its owner,
veterinarian Wilbur Wood, D.V.M.,
as well as from Micanopy Animal
Hospital and its owner, veterinarian
Molly Pearson, D.V.M.
"They really helped in the early
phases of the program by volunteer-
ing their clinics, staff and resources,"
Gaskin said. "In addition, Cheryl
Shechta and her associates at Webster
Veterinary Supply have been very
generous in donating supplies over
the years."
In addition to supplies provided
through Webster, pharmaceutical
companies including Pfizer, Novar-
tis and Bayer have donated medica-
tion to be distributed to pets receiv-
ing care through the program. Hills
Pet Food has donated food for PAWS
participants as well. PAWS also rep-
resents a meaningful learning oppor-
tunity for student volunteers.
"What's really important about
PAWS is that third- and fourth-year
students with clinical experience
give guidance to first- and second-
year students who, in turn, gain first-
hand experience dealing with clients,
patients and routine veterinary care
issues before they enter their formal
clinics," Gaskin said. "The PAWS en-
vironment is low-key and unhurried,
so students have the opportunity to
learn their way around the small ani-
mal clinic and gain some clinical ex-
pertise in advance of their classmates
who choose not to participate."


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who.


Santa Visit
Tri-County Nursing Home in Fan-
ning Springs, celebrated Christmas
with Santa on December 22, 2006.
This year we had the privilege of a
visit from Santa, aka Earl Beegle.
He and his wife, Joyce, spent a few
minutes with each of our residents


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and brought smiles to the faces of
everyone. It isn't important how old
one is to believe in Santa. Our oldest
resident, Mary Hudson, is 103 and
still believes. Pearl Romine couldn't
resist feeling how soft Santa's beard
felt to her fingers. Gifts were pro-
vided for Santa to distribute to all the


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cookies, cakes, crackers, cheeses,
punch and of course'egg nog, were
made available by the dietary depart-
ment, under the direction of Carman
Quigley, and other staff members.
The residents were thrilled to have
Sugar and her master Sue Jones
join them for the party. Sugar is a
very well mannered and excellently
trained German Shepherd therapy
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To everyone that comes to our fa-
cility, not only during the Christmas
season, but during the entire year, we
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residents. You make their lives better
with each visit.
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Turning Cold Weather
Into Hot Fishing
Underwater Tactics with Ken Cook
If it's not snow or freezing rain, it's
bone-chilling air temperatures and icy
winds that, make a day on the water
nearly insufferable. But just because
you're uncomfortable, it doesn't
mean that the bass are. Sure, it's De-
cember, it's cold outside and I'm sure
you still have some holiday shopping
to do, but bass are still in the lake.
If they want to make it through the
winter they will have to eat.
As the water temperature drops,
bass follow the migrating shad out to
deeper water (deep being anywhere
from 30 to 40 feet in clear, deep lakes
or six to eight feet in murky, shallow.
ones). Use your electronics and find
the balls of-shad. There's sure toQbe
some bass nearby, holding up in ver-
tical, deep cover. Typically, bass will
be easier to find down lake on out-


side channel swings, bluff faces and
points with vertical drops.
Since bass are cold blooded, the
colder water has slowed them down
- so you should slow down, too. This
ties in directly to your bait selection,
the most important aspect to catching
bass in the cold. Just because the bass
are following migrating shad that
doesn't mean that's all they will eat.
Fish biologists have discovered that a
bass prefers a bait about three inches
long and about an inch in diameter.
That jig that you spent all summer
pitching into the bushes will do just
fine. But instead of relying on the
oldest known fishing lure by itself, I
like to dress mine up with the newest
technological advancement in fishing
bait.
On a 3/8-ounce jig, I trim the skirt
just past the hook to keep it from hav-
ing too large a profile since I want to'
put a large trailer on it. I rig a Berk-
ley Gulp! Bat Wing Frog as the trail-
er. These two baits are meant to be
fished slow the perfect presentation
for a cold-blooded bass in winter-
time. I cut the front of the bait off just
behind the eye and thread it onto the
jig hook. The legs on the Bat Wing
Frog flutter like crazy on the fall and
with the slightest movements.
The Gulp! trailer isn't made of
plastic so it actually breathes un-
derwater and disperses scent like no
other bait ever made. And the slower
you fish it, the more scent builds up
in an area, expanding the strike zone
by drawing in sluggish fish in search
of an easy meal that might have not
been interested otherwise.
There's no secret to catching bass
in the middle of winter. Just like any
other time of year, you have to figure
out the right pattern. And once you
figure out where they are, slow down
your presentation. The fishing can be
good enough to make you forget all
about the plummeting temperatures.
Ken Cook is the 1991 Bassmas-
ter Classic champion and a,14-time
Classic qualifier. A former fisheries
biologist, Cook lives on a ranch in
Meers, Oklahoma.


Wild Horse And Burro
Adoption To Be Held In
Mobile, Alabama On
January 20th-21st
The Department of Interior, Bu-
reau of Land Management-Eastern
States (BLM-ES) will hold a special
wild horse and burro adoption at the
Mobile County Agri-Ed Pavilion in
Mobile, Alabama, January 20th-21st,
2007.
"A special selection of animals
will be available to good homes for
an adoption fee starting at $125' said
BLM-ES Director Mike Nedd. There
will be about 60 horses and 15 burros
at this adoption including, geldings,
mares, and yearling horses. "This' is
your chance to get the special wild
horse or burro you have always want-
ed," he said.


The wild horse adoption will be
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sat-
urday, January 20, 2007. Remaining
animals will be available for adop-
tion Sunday, January 21, 2007, from
8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Animals
can be viewed by the public between
1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
January 19, 2007. The arena is lo-
cated just off Interstate 65 at 1070
Schillinger Road North, is easy to get
to, and is open to the public with no
admission charge.
Call 1-888-274-2133 for informa-
tion and applications for the Mobile
adoption. Potential adopters are
asked to call early to be pre-approved
to avoid waiting in line. You can also
visit http://www.wildhorseandburro.
blm.gov/adoption or http://www.
es.blm.gov/whb/ to get requirement
information and download an appli-
cation to become a qualified adopter.
While the adoption process is
simple and straightforward, anyone
considering adoption of a wild horse
or burro should remember that the
animals are wild and require gentling
and training.
Since the Adopt-A-Wild Horse and
,Burro Program began in 1973, over
213,000 animals have been adopted
nationwide, and of those adopted
there were 3,858 adopted in Ala-
bama, 4,566 adopted in Florida, and
4,306 adopted in Mississippi.
Directions for the wild horse and
burro adoption are: From Missis-
sippi: Travel East on Hwy 98 for ap-
proximately 81 miles to Schillinger
Road. Turn right (south) on Schil-
linger Road, travel directly to the
facility.
From Florida: Take I-10 West to I-
65 and travel North to Springhill Ave

(4th exit off 1-65). Take Springhill
West which turns into Zeigler Blvd
and continue to Schillinger Road.
Turn right to the facility located at
the bottom of the hill.
The BLM manages more land
- 262 million surface acres than
any other Federal agency. Most of
this public land is located in 12 West-
ern States, including Alaska. The
Bureau, with a budget of about $1.8
billion, also administers 700 million
acres of sub-surface mineral estate
throughout the nation. The BLM's
multiple-use mission is to sustain the
health and productivity of the public
lands for the use and enjoyment of
present and future generations. The
Bureau accomplishes this by manag-
ing such activities as outdoor recre-
ation, livestock grazing, mineral de-
velopment, and energy production,
and by conserving natural, historical,
and cultural resources on the publicc
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federacy, Lindsey Hutson, Children of the Ci.' i, ,; Arlene Cam-
eron, Gilchrist County Sheriff Department and Clement Lindsey
Commander of the John Hance O'Steen Camp 770.


John Hance O'Steen
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
770, Sons of Confederate Veter-
ans, Olustee Chapter #2488, United
Daughters of the Confederacy and
Lees' Legacy #946, Children of the
Confederacy collected toys for those
in need within the Tri-County area.
Our organizations would love to
collect for the Toys for Tots program
but due to their deadline for pick-
ing up the toys, it does not work for
our members or our collection. We
turned the toys that we collected over
to Arlene Cameron of the Gilchrist
County Sheriff Department. She
passed out the toys to the families
that were in need.
This year we collected twice the
amount of toys as we did last year
and hope to do more next year.
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
770 is a non- profit organization. Our
goals are educational, living history,
working with the Tri-County com-
munity, and helping with our schools
within the state.
Our camp meets every third Tues-
day night of each month at the Bell
Community Center starting at 7:00
p.m.
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farn i'vl.


Florida Master
Gardener Volunteer
Classes Now Forming
In Dixie, Gilchrist, And
Levy Counties
The University of Florida's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS) will offer a program,
called Florida Master Gardener.
Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties
have joined together to provide this
trainingfor selected home gardeners
in the area. The coordinating County
Extension Agent will be Anthony
Drew of Levy County. Our Master
Gardeners (MG) will be the Nature
Coast Master Gardeners.
Master Gardener is a title given to
individuals who receive a minimum
of 50 hours of in-depth training from
County Extension Agents and agree,
in return to give 50 hours of volun-
teer service helping the local county
Extension program.
Training will include topics such as
basic plant science, entomology, wa-
ter quality and preservation, nema-
tology, turf management, soil testing,
annuals, woody ornamentals, pest


control and identification of Florida
Friendly Yards.
Master Gardeners give their vol-
unteer hours to county Extension
offices in many ways. The actual
program depends on the coordinating
county Extension Agent. The Nature
Coast Master Gardeners may assist in
plant clinics, speak on environmental
horticulture, become a Florida Yard
Advisor, answer, telephones at the
Extension office, work with 4-H/oth-
er youth programs, aid in the main-
tenance of demonstration gardens,
do soil samples, write news articles
and new resident letters or assist in
providing horticultural information
as requested through the County Ex-
tension Office.
If you are interested in the Mas-
ter Gardener Program, send a letter,
e-mail or go the Levy County Exten-
sion office, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
January 10, 2007, to receive an ap-
plication. Please include your name,
address (including zip code) and tele-.
phone number when requesting an
application.
The office is located at 625 N. Ha-
thaway Avenue, Bronson, FL 32621.
You may email your request to: na-
turecoastmastergardeners(@,gmail
or send your requesting an applica-
tion to: Levy County Extension Of-
fice, P.O. Box 219, Bronson, Florida
32621.

After-Hours Nature
Program At Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge
Discover things that go "bump"
in the night! Find out what roams
the refuge when the lights go down.
Join staff and volunteers on January
131h to listen and look for bats, frogs,
raccoons, and owls, as well as other
creatures of the night, on a one and a
half mile stroll down Swamp Board-
walk. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the visitor
Center parking lot located at the east
entrance to the refuge about 11 miles
southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off
Hwy 121. After a short introduction
at the pavilion, participants will drive
down the Swamp Island Drive to the
Boardwalk. The program will finish
by 7:00 p.m.
Fear of the dark and what lurks
there keeps some people behind
closed doors after the sun goes down.
Many of the scariest horror movies
ever made capitalize on this basic
human emotion. Whether it's a mys-
terious rustling of bushes, or strange
sounds emanating from the shadows,
movieamakers.excel atrbuilding their
viewers'..suspense, level: until the
climactic 'finale. In reailtv. the rus-


tling sound in the bushes is probably
nothing more than a harmless arma-
dillo, blindly rooting in the ground
for grubs. Perhaps that faint scream
heard off in the distance at night is a
bobcat, proclaiming its territory to all
who will listen. Maybe that "whoosh"
sound overhead is the wing-beat of a
barred owl, flying from one roost to
another under the night's sky. Join
us for a fun-filled evening, as we go
in search of things that go "bump" in
the night.
Preregistration is required. Par-
ticipants must register at the Visitor
Center before 5:00 p.m. where they
will receive a special program pass.
This program is limited to the first 30
registrants. Bring binoculars, flash-
lights, bug spray, water, and comfort-
able clothes and shoes to walk in.
This event is subject to cancellation
in'the event of inclement weather.
Refuge entrance fees are not re-
quired after 3:00 p.m. For more in-
formation, please contact the visitor
center at (912) 496-7836.

Nature Photography
Workshop Offered At
Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge
Join Nature Photographer and
Jacksonville Camera Club president
John Reed on January 27th and 28th
at Okefenokkee National Wildlife
Refuge to learn basic fundamental
photography concepts at one of the
nation's most unique ecosystems.
During the Saturday's session, par-
ticipants will learn first-hand what it
takes to get those great wildlife shots.
Participants will then put what they
learned into practice during Sunday's
half-day field trip onto the refuge.
Registration for Saturday's session
runs from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
at Okefenokee National Wildlife Ref-
uge, Administrative Office Confer-
ence Room, located approximately
eight miles southwest of Folkston,
Georgia, off Hwy. 121/23. Partici-
pants must provide their own cam-
era and equipment for the workshop.
Bring lunch or choose from a variety
of selections offered at Okefenokee
Adventures Swamp Cafe, located
next to the Visitor Center. The ses-
sion should close out around 4:30
p.m.
Wear comfortable clothing and
shoes for walking outdoors. Bring
appropriate covers to protect camera
equipment, in case of rain. The Sun-
day session is subject to cancellation
in the event of inclement weather.
Pre-Registration is required! Class
is limited to first 24 registrants. There
will be a $15.00 registration fee, pay-
able by cash or check. The $5.00
dollar entrance fee into Okefenokee


NWR is not included in the registra-
tion fee.
For registration and more informa-
tion, contact Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at
(912) 496-7836 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily.'

Friends And Volunteers
(FAVOR) Of Refuges
Lower Suwannee And
Cedar Keys National'
Wildlife Refuges
Monday Morning Bird Walks:
Since the first Monday this month,
January 2007, is a holiday, we are
switching to Saturday January 6,
2007. This is a one time change
and we'll be back to Mondays next
month, February 5th, 2007.
Although our first walk this fall had
few birds they were interesting ones.
A Red-shouldered Hawk was our first
not sighting but hearing...and eventu-
ally we did see the bird soaring over
the swamp. We walked down the
River Trail. This trail through Cy-
press Swamp which is now quite
dry was very quiet. One feels as if
one were walking through the Forest
Primaeval. Then comes a boardwalk
that ends at a lookout over the river.
By scanning the river we soon found
a Pied-billed Grebe, a Coot and some
Cormorants while behind us a flock
of smaller birds landed in the top of
a leafless tree. They were Robins. Up
north the harbinger of spring, here
they bring our fall weather.
Again, meet on Saturday, January
6th, 2007 at the Refuge Headquar-
ters. For directions call me, Joan Ste-
phens (325) 463-1095.

Law Enforcement
Florida Highway Patrol
US 19/98
Cross City, Florida 32628
352-498-1371
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
9239 S. US 129
Trenton, Florida 32693
.352-463-3410
Trenton Police Department
North Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-4010


AARP Foundation
Tax-Aide Program
Needing Tax Preparer
Volunteers
Join our team of preparers who
help folks around their communities
with their taxes,
Learn to prepare returns for elec-
tronic filing through the AARP Foun-
dation Tax-Aide Program and receive
IRS certification.
We work in the county libraries of
Trenton, Chiefland, Cross City, and
Perry and the civic center of Stein-
hatchee.
Free classes start in-January. Some
expense reimbursement is available.,
Please call Bob at (352) 463-8936
or e-mail: RCBurkhardt(iearthlink.
net for more details. Snowbirds wel-
come.


County Offices
Building Department
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3173
Clerk of Court
112 S. Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3170
Recording, felony court, misde
meanor court, child support, traffic
Emergency Management
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3198
Property Appraiser
112 S. Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3190
Supervisor of Election
112 S. Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3194
Tax Collector
112 S."Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3178
Veteran's Affairs
209 SE 1st Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-3198


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NOTICE OF MEETING
TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bell
Town will hold its regular Town Planning
Board Meeting and Council Meeting on
Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at
the Bell Town Hall, located at 3240 W.
Railroad Lane Bell, Florida
TOWN OF BELL
P.O. BOX 116
BELL, FL 32619-0116
352-463-6288
AGENDA
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
January 4, 2007- 6:00 p.m.-Town Hall
Installation of new Mayor-Darryl
Bryan and new Council Members; Al
Powers, Joe Akins, and Hugh Sanders by
Duke Lang, Town Attorney
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Business
1. Conditional Use Permit for
Andy Home's Martial Arts
S C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Invocation-Flag
C. Adoption of January 4, 2007 "
Agenda
D. Approval of December 7,
2006 Minutes
E. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures
for the month of December
2006
2. Approval of financial
statements for December
2006.
F. Reports or Request (Public
Participation)
G. Business
1. David Lang, Jr.-Town
Attorney
2. Libby Estes-Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah-Town
Manager-
4. Council Members-
Reports, Requests,
Suggestions
H. Old Business
I. New Business
1. Appointment of interim
Town Clerk
2. Conditional Use Permit for
Andy Home's Martial Arts
3. Discussion regarding
beginning the paving roads
4. Discussion regarding
Impact Fee for the Town
of Bell
J. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the council, with respect to any
maner considered at such.meeting, he or
she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that for such purpose, he or she may
need to en.;ure that a verbatim record of
-the proceedings is made which record
In !uJd- [he testimony and evidence upon
hich ihe appeals based.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub December 28, January 4, 2006b.

CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Trenton Board of Commis-
sioners will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, January 8, 2007, at 5:30 p.m.,
or immediately following the Planning
and Zoning Board meeting, in the Kath-
ryn Deen Commission Chambers; 114 N.
Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items included
bn the agenda are as follows:
SA. CallTo Order


Open Mon. Fri.
710 East Highway 26


B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Approval of Minutes
D. Consent Items
1. Approval of December 2006
Expenditures
2. Approval of Financial Statement
October 2006
3. Approval of Financial Statement
November 2006
4. Approval of Financial Statement
December 2006
E. Scheduled Citizens
I. Facade Improvement Grant-Old
Yates Funeral Home at NE 3rd
Street and SR 26
F. Other Agencies
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Police
4. Public Works
G. Action Items
1. LDR06-5-Final Reading
Ordinance 06-25 Proportionate
Share
2. Final Reading Ordinance 06-27
Nuisance
3. CPA 05-2 First Reading Or-
dinance 06-29 SRS/Piedmont
Comprehensive Plan Amend-
ment
4. CPA 05-3 First Reading Ordi-
nance 06-30 Parker Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment
5. Final Reading Ordinance 06-31
Election Costs
6. LDR 07-00-First Reading Or-
dinance 07-00 Mistletoe LDR
Rev.
7. Resolution 07-00 Florida League
of Cities Legislative Priorities
8. RMPK Group Contract
H. Board Member Request
I. City Manager Report
J. City Attorney Report
K. Unscheduled Citizen Requests
L. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, he/she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. January 4, 2007b.

NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program
will hold a SHIP educational course at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday January 18, 2007
in the courtroom of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Trenton, Florida. The class
is free and open to the public.
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is
required to attend a SHIP class. If you
have any questions, please call the SHIP
Program office at 352-463-4021.
Charlotte Pederson
Program Administrator
Pub. January 4, 11,2007b.


The FWC Report For
December 15th-21st
This report represents some signif-
icant events the FWC handled over
the past week; however, it does not
include all actions taken by the Divi-
sion of Law Enforcement.
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
CLAY COUNTY
December 16th, Officer Michael
Heath was at the Dade Road check
station in Camp Blanding WMA
when a hunter arrived with an ille-
gal deer. Heath noticed that the deer
failed to have one antler with at least
three points as required by manage-


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ment area rule. Heath cited the hunt-
er for taking an illegal deer.
COLUMBIA COUNTY
Officers Todd Hoyle and Leslie
Sharp received information from two
off-duty Columbia County Deputies
on December 19th, regarding night
hunting near their residence. As it
turned out, three suspects were iden-
tified as having shot a spike buck in
an undeveloped new neighborhood
with the. aid of their truck head-
lights, while parked in the road. One
dropped off to drag the deer thru the
woods to another road where the
truck picked him up. The shooter was
charged with taking antlerless deer'
during closed season, taking wildlife
at night with a gun and light, and dis-
charging a firearm from a paved pub-
lic road. The other two were charged
with possession of an antlerless deer
during closed season. A 30-30 Mar-
lin rifle along with two bags of deer
meat were seized as evidence.
December 16th, Investigator Mike
Pridgen responded to a call about
trespass hunting. Pridgen arrived at
the leased hunting club and found the
leaseholder with a Columbia County
man and wife.- The couple had shot a
hen turkey on the lease. Neither had a
Florida hunting license. The man was
cited for no hunting license and tak-
ing hen turkey. The wife was issued
a warning for no hunting license and
the husband was issued warning for
trespass. The couple had knowingly
entered the leased property on their
all-terrain vehicle and taken the tur-
key. Columbia County Sheriffs Of-.
fice assisted.
DIXIE COUNTY
December 20th, Investigator Larry
Ayers and Officer Justin Allen were
targeting marine resource violations
on the Suwannee River at Alligator
Pass. While checking an individual
who claimed he had not caught any
fish, the officers found two under-
sized Red Drum attached to a stringer
under the boat. The individual was
charged with under-sized redfish and
over-the-bag limit.
DUVAL
December 15th, Officer Tim Sweat
was on land patrol in Duval County.
While driving through the city of
Baldwin, Sweat observed a Toyota
pickup with an obscured tag and a
broken tail light. After stopping the
truck, Sweat noticed blood stains on
the tailgate. When questioned; the
driver stated that his son, the passen-
ger in the vehicle, had taken a deer
the day before. He also stated that
the deer in the cooler, which was in
the bed of the truck, was illegal. The
deer meat and head in the cooler was
that of a short antlered buck. The pas-
senger was charged with the viola-
tion. The meat and head were seized.
HAMIILTON COUNTY
Officer Spence Yon responded to a
trespass complaint where an individ-
ual was reported to be hunting out of
a deer stand on private property. The
property owners insisted that trespass
charges be filed on the individual.
The witnesses gave written state-
ments and the defendant was notified
to appear in court.
Officer Arlo Rissman assisted the
Kiwanis Club with their second tur-
key shoot. As before, the event gave
participants the opportunity to ask
questions about FWC programs.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
Officers Matt Tyre and Bryan
Humphries were working a night
hunting complaint area near the La-
fayette/Dixie County line when they
observed a vehicle driving slowly
and working a light. The vehicle was
stopped and three Dixie County resi-
dents were identified. In the vehicle
were two spotlights and one loaded
Ruger M77 Mark II .243 rifle. The
driver and passenger were issued ci-
tations for hunting at night with gun
and light violations and the female
passenger was issued a written warn-
ing. The rifle and lights were seized.
Officer Dennis Sharpe and Rodney
Boone received information from
the Royal Gorge Hunt Club about a
hunter who had shot a doe deer. The
officers located several witnesses and
obtained sufficient information to lo-
cate the person in the Tennille Camp-
ground at US 19 and SR 51 in Taylor
County. The Okeechobee County
resident gave statements and was
given a notice to appear in Lafayette
County. The meat was seized.
SUWANNEE COUNTY
Investigator Neal Martin concluded
his investigation of individuals shoot-


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ing a "trophy" deer illegally taken
from a private game farm on Hwy 49
outside Live Oak. Martin was able to
recover the deer, antlers and identify
four individuals involved. Charges
filed include trespass, grand theft,
discharge of a firearm from a public
road, and accessory to grand theft.
TAYLOR COUNTY
December 17th, Officer Randy
McDonald received a call from the
president of a local hunt lease. The
president told McDonald he had
watched three hunters throw a bur-
lap sack into the woods after being
alerted to his presence in the area.
The club president located the sack
and, found freshly butchered deer
meat inside. Fortunately, the club
president recognized the subjects
and turned their names over to Mc-
Donald. When McDonald arrived
on scene, he located a freshly butch-
ered doe deer with only the hams
and back strap removed. McDonald
located the subject's phone numbers
and called the subjects, who were en
route back home to Pasco County.
During the phone conversation, one
of the subjects claimed to kill the doe
deer because it appeared injured. A
subsequent necropsy, completed by a
FWC wildlife biologist, determined
the doe had no prior injuries and died
from a single gunshot through the
front shoulder and lung. Charges will
be filed for taking an antlerless deer
out of season.
December 21st, Officer Randy Mc-
Donald arrested a subject for attempt-
ing to take deer with a gun and light.
McDonald watched the subject make
several U-turns along US 98 before
shooting at a deer feeding alongside
the highway.
Investigator Guy Carpenter con-
cluded an investigation stemming
from an incident that occurred in
Spring Creek WMA on December
3rd. This incident involved a man
and his grandson walking down a
woods trail, with the grandfather
shooting at "bright eyes trail mark-
ers" attached to a tree. The grandfa-
ther was unaware that down the trail
was a man in a tree stand. Concerned
for his safety, the man in the tree stand
called for help on his cell phone. As
a result of the investigation, Carpen-
ter issued a warning for unsafe use
of a firearm and direct filed charges
for possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon.
UNION COUNTY
Officer Bret Gill was called by the
Union County Sheriff's Office to
assist with a night/road hunting in-
cident in progress near the sheriff's
residence December 1st. A truck was
seen and heard by a neighbor shin-
ing and shooting a spike buck along
a county road. The shooter got out
and the truck began to pull away
when a motorist began to follow
the truck. The motorist called 911
and continued to follow the suspect
vehicle. At some point, the suspect
driver stopped his truck, got out, and
shot at the following motorist and
his passenger with a .38 pistol. The
projectile lodged in the gas tank of
the following vehicle. The suspect
driver then sped off. FWC Lieuten-
ants David Lee and David Ferguson,
and Officers Billy Giles (K-9) and
Zach Clark along with other Union
County deputies and Department of
Corrections K-9 teams assisted. The
suspect was stopped and arrested for
two counts of aggravated battery, dis-
charging a firearm into an occupied
vehicle, taking deer at night with
a gun and a light, and taking deer
from a roadway. His partner (the
dropped-off hunter) was later located
and charged with trespass with a fire-
arm, taking deer at night with a gun
and light, taking deer from a road-
way, and giving a false statement.
The shotgun used was located in the
woods along with the deer. The sus-
pect vehicle was towed, the .38 pis-
tol and shotgun were seized, and the
deer was donated.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Alfred E. and Andrea M. Fleming
to Ellie Ray's River Landing, Inc.,
special warranty deed, $10.00.
Pine Island, Inc., to Jon R. and Jan-
ice K. Gray, warranty deed, $10.00.
J. B. Fishman to J. B. Fishman,
special warranty deed, $10.00.
International Paper Company to
FIATP Parent LLC., assignment
and assumption of timberland lease,
$37,246.00.
Helen L. Kane n.k.a. Helen L.


Tompkins to Helen L. and Steve A.
Tompkins, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 4 Block 2 Spring Ridge Subdivi-
sion Unit 4.
Robert J. Finn and Sally Smith
Trustee to Mark Czaban and Julia
Czaban, warranty deed, $15,900.00,
Lot 45 Forest Woodlands Est.
Lois E. Asaro to Lois E. Asaro and
Cynthia M. York, warranty deed,
$10.00.
Arnold O'Steen a.k.a. William Ar-
nold O'Steen, Sr. and Wanda Jane
O'Steen to Pamela Kay O'Steen,
warranty deed, $10.00.
Rodney' W. Brown and Patricia
K. Biown to Rodney B. Brown and
Vicky M. Brown, warranty deed,


$10.00.
Robert J. Finn and Sally Smith to
Paul A. Martin and Betty Martin,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 41 Forest
Woodlands Est.
Paul A. Martin and Betty L. Martin
to Johnny P. Martin, Chad B. Martin
and Travis W. Martin, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 41 Forest Woodlands
Est.
James R. Myrick and Jayne M.
Myrick to James R. Myrick, II and'
Leah M. Myrick, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 11 Trotter Farms Subdi-
vision.
Jerry C. Wilks, Jr and Samuel L.
Pittman to Julious Riley, Sr. and Eth-
el Riley, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
18 Block D Andrews Coleman.
Teddy Delano May to Diane P.
May, statutory warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 11 and 12 Blcok G of Santa Fe
Oasis.
William Hughie May to Diane
P. May, statutory warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 11 and 12 Block G of
Santa Fe Oasis.
Zarada Pickard to John I. Baumer
and Charledn J. Baumer, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lots 52 and 53 Block
A Coleman Andrews.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP, and Win-
ifred.B. Ford, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 123 The Riverwalk of Fanning
Springs-Phase 2.
Bonnie J. Williams to James N.
Brake, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot
19 Lake in the Woods Unit 1.
George A. Roberts and Carla K.
Roberts to Teresa L. Stephenson,
general warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 6
of Fox Run.
Seena P. Ruth ard Rachel P. Grif-
fin to Ryan D. Daube and Dustin
J. Daube, general warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 1 and 2 Block 8 Nannie
Holmes Second Addition.
Matthew C. Locke and Julie A.
Locke to Ivory C. Purser, Jr., and
Candy L. Purser, general warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 2 Fox Run.
William P. Hanifee and Tina B.
Hanifee to Tony Vo and Hoang Vo,
warranty deed, $10.00, lot 5 of Rural
Haven.
Russel A. Dotson and Mary T. Dot-
son to Donna L. Dotson, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 309 of Unit 1 of
Waccasassa Campsites.
Farm Credit of North Florida, ACA
to Farm Credit of North Florida,
FLCA, warranty deed, $10.00.
A.C. and Mearl Milton to Dennis
R. and Joann O. Williams, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 24 Ira Bea's Oasis
Unit 2.
William R. Park and Kathy E. Park
to William R. Park and Kathy E. Park,
statutory warranty deed;' $10.00, Lot
3 Ayers Meadows Subdivision.
Will Mitchell to Kimberly McKin-
ley, warranty deed, $16,000.00, Lot
19 Schofield Brothers Subdivision.
Stacy G. Scott and Rhonda Knigh-
ton Scott to Omega Kistner, warranty
deed, $60,000.00.
Tracy D. Davis to Tracy D. Davis
and John S. Price, quit claim deed,
$10.00.


FEMA Preliminary
Disaster Assessment
Teams Deployed To
Tornado-Damaged
Counties
At the request of the State of Flor-
ida, the U.S. Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-
liminary Damage Assessment Team
(PDA) members were deployed at
8:00 a.m. today to Volusia and Pas-
co Counties which were struck by
tornados on Christmas Day. FEMA
received the request December 26thl
shortly after 5:00 p.m.
Joint PDA teams, led by county
emergency managers, include local
and state officials as well as repre-
sentatives of the U.S. Small Business


Administration (SBA) and FEMA.
The teams will visit and inspect dam-
aged areas and document the find-
ings.
"This is a partnership effort de-
signed to provide a clear picture of
the extent and locations of damage to
primary residences, businesses and
infrastructure," said Scott R. Morris,
director of FEMA's Florida Long-
Term Recovery.
At the state's request, the Florida
Long-Term Recovery Office (FL-
TRO) deployed two individual as-
sistance teams and three public assis-*
tance teams to Volusia County. One
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Mr. Richard D. Beach, of her life. She was a homemaker,
Sr. wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband
Mr. Richard D. Beach, Sr. of Tren- Thurman Anthony Corbin of Old
ton passed away on Sunday, Decem- Town; sons, David Alton (Buddy)
ber 31, 2006, at North Florida Re- Dyals of Old Town and Darren Kirby
gional Medical Center. He was 74 Carr of Old Town; a daughter, Kay-
years old. lea Paige Corbin of Old Town; par-
He was born on April 10, 1932 in ents, Buddy and Helen Locklear of
Gainesville and lived in Gainesville Old Town; maternal grandmother,
until he went into the service at the Merle S. Daniel of Old Town; sister,
age of 17. He was in the Army for Kim Karlsen of Old Town; brother,
three years and was given his dis- Clayton Locklear of Cross City; and
charge. He then joined the Navy grandchildren, Brianna Suzette Dy-
for four years. When he came home als, Savanna Cheyenne Dyals, and
he got a job with the University of Kylie Michelle Carr.
Florida where he was a Computing Funeral Services will be held Fri-
Service Assistant for 35 years. On day, January 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the
March 10, 1963 he married Ruth Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Yvonne Fletcher. Rev. Jimmy Corbin, Rev. Steve Liles,
Mr. Beach is survivedby his lov- and Rev. Ken Hamilton officiating.
ing wife Ruth Yvonne Fletcher Beach A visitation will be held Thursday,
SJanuary 4, 2007 between the hours of
of Trenton; two sons, Richard Beach, J 4 b th hours of
of Trenton; two sons, Richard Beach, 6 and 8 p.m. Burial will follow at Old
Jr. and Dan Beach both of Trenton; McCrabb Cemetery.
a sister, Jean Richey of Waldo; three Arrangements were under the care
granddaughters and two great-grand- of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
sons. Cross City.
Visitation will be held on Wednes-
day, January 3,2007; from 6:00 p.m.-
8:00 p.m at Watson Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held on Mrs. Patsy Adeline Davis
Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 3:00 Mrs. Patsy Adeline Davis of Cross
p.m. at Union Baptist Church. Burial City passed away on Saturday, De-
will follow ar Union Baptist Church cember 30, 2006, at Shands at Uni-
Cemetery. versity of Florida. She was 58 years
Arrangements were under the care old.
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, She moved to Cross City from Ar-
Florida. cadia in 1991. She was a member of
Lydia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Davis is survived by three
daughters, Sarah Adcock of Her-
Mrs. Deidri Suzette nando, Alice Hardin Moshier and
Corbin Summer Davis both of Cross City;
Mrs. Deidri Suzette Corbin of Old three sons, Johnny Hardin and Andy
Town passed away Sunday, Decem- Hardin both of Cross City and Kevin
ber 31, 2006 at Shands, at the Univer- Hardin of Marietta, Georgia; a sister,
sity of Florida. Deidri was 41 years Lois Wynn of Arcadia; a brother, T.L.
old. Shields of Batesville, Mississippi;
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A funeral service was held on
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, with Rev.
David Downing officiating. Burial
followed at Long Pond Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida. ,


Mr. Council Douglas
Mr. Council Douglas of High
Springs passed away on Thursday,
December 28, 2006, at his home in
High Springs. He was 87 years old.
He was born in Gilchrist County
and a lifelong resident. He was a
farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Douglas is survived by three
daughters, Shirley O'Steen, Annette
Coots and Reatha Parrish all of High
Springs; five sons, Samuel Douglas,
Council Douglas, Jr., Dewitte Doug-
las all of High Springs, Leland Doug-
las of Bell, and D.J. Douglas of Fort
White; three brothers, Richard Doug-
las, R.M. Douglas, and W.C. Douglas
all of High Springs; 20 grandchildren,
and 44 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Wat-
son Funeral Home with Reverend
Arnold O'Steen officiating. ,Burial
followed at Mount Horeb Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home; Trenton,
Florida.


Ms. Mary J. Faison
Ms. Mary J. Faison of Trenton
passed away on Saturday, December
30, 2006, at Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties. She was 67 years old.
Ms. Faison was born in Trenton,
and was a lifelong resident. She was
retired from Bellsouth, and a member
of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, David and Martha Faison,
and a sister, Bessie Rodgers.
Ms. Faison is survived by two
brothers, Cecil Faison and John Fai-
son both of Trenton; and many loving
nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at Watson
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ralph
Rodriquez officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Bethel Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Florida.


Mr. Frank Edward
Haddle
Mr. Frank Edward Haddle of
Gilchrist County passed away at
North Florida Regional Medical
Center after a brief illness. He was
77 years old.
He was born in Youngstown,
Ohio on March 3, 1929 and moved
to Florida in 1969. After retirement
he became well known for his ser-
vice including a mission trip to Lat-
via where he used his gifts to repair
church buildings. He will be re-
membered for a life of service to his
God and to men.
Mr. Haddle is survived by his wife
of 52 years, Loretta; two daughters,
Cynthia Marsh and Sandra Ellis; one
son, Brian Haddle; and six grandchil-
dren,
A memorial service was held
Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at The
Rock Church of Gainesville. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made to
The Rock Church for Latvian Mis-
sions.
Arrangements were under the care
of Forest Meadows. Funeral Home,
Gainesville, Florida.


Mrs. Charlene N. Hunt
Mrs. Charlene N. Hunt of Trenton
passed away on Sunday, December
31, 2006, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. She was 76 years
old.
She was born in Belfry, Kentucky
and moved to Trenton 25 years ago
from Merritt Island, Florida. She
was a homemaker and a member of
Union Baptist Church in Newberry.
Mrs. Hunt is survived by her loving
husband, Eugene Hunt of Trenton;
one daughter, Karen Starling of Fan-
ning Springs; two sons, Philip Hunt
of Gainesville and William Hunt of


Trenton; a sister, Logene Varney of
Belfry, Kentucky; five grandchildren,
Nathan McArdle, Aaron Hunt, Billy
Owens, Cannon McCullough and
Jared Hunt.
A visitation will be held on
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, from
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Watson Fu-
neral Home.
A funeral service will be held on
Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 11:00
a.m.at Union Baptist Church in New-
berry. Burial will follow at Union
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Florida.


Mrs. Irene L. Kontkanen
Mrs. Irene L. Kontkanen of
Chiefland, passed away on Tuesday,
December 26, 2006, at Ayers Health
and Rehab. She was 81 years old.
She was born in Creston, North
Carolina on March 10, 1925. She
moved from there when she was 13
years old and traveled a lot. She
settled in Trenton in 1976 with her
late husband Constantine Kontkanen.
She then moved to Chiefland in 1989.
She enjoyed going to the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, bike rid-
ing, and working in her yard. She
loved having family and friends vis-
iting her.
Mrs. Kontkanen is survived by a
daughter, Justine Jacobson of Tren-
ton; a son, Harvey Lewis of Trenton;
two brothers, Raymond Lewis of
Elizabethton, Tennessee and James
Stanley of Baltimore, Maryland; three
grandchildren, Selena Riess of Tren-
ton, Lisa Anderson of Atlanta, Geor-
gia, and Dennis Edwards of Trenton;
two great-grandsons, Chris Riess of
Gainesville, and. Aaron Riess who is
in the United States Army; and two
great-great-grandchildren, Jalen and
Jaden Riess both of Trenton.
A funeral service was held on Fri-
day, December 29, 2006, at Watson
Funeral Home Chapel with Don
Christensen officiating. Burial was
at Chapel Hill Gardens in Dade City.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Florida.


Mrs. Betty Lee Lippold
Mrs. Betty Lee Lippold of New-
berry passed away Tuesday, Decem-
ber 26, 2006. She was 73 years old.
Mrs. Lippold was a Certified Nurs-
ing Assistant and a homemaker. She
had a great sense of humor and was
a very compassionate, forgiving
woman who was 100 percent family
oriented, always putting the needs of
her family first and foremost.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Donald Eugene Lippold.
Mrs. Lippold is survived by three
daughters, Ernie Hoffman of Arizo-
na, Donna Capps and Billie Strong
both of Newberry; two sons, Joseph
Edwards of Trenton and Robert Ed-
wards of Knoxville, Maryland; two
brothers, William Michael and Carl
Eubanks; a sister, Mary Louise Bea-
ver; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-
grandchildren.
Funeral service was held onTues-
day, January 2, 2007, at the Milam
Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry.
In lieu of flowers the family re-
quests that memorial contributions
be made to the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation, North
Florida Affiliate, 4446 Hendricks
Ave. Ste. 372, Jacksonville; Florida
32207 or Haven Hospice of North
Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd.
Gainesville, Florida 32606.
Arrangements were under the care
of Milam Funeral and Cremation
Services, Newberry, Florida.


Mrs. Elizabeth Ann
Reese
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Reese of Bell
passed away on December 23, 2006,
at Shands at Alachua General Hospi-
tal. She was 70 years old.
She was born in Utica, New York
and moved to Bell four months ago
from West Hollywood, Florida. She
was a retired toll collector for the
State of Florida Turnpike. She en-


joyed the outdoors and her plants.
Christmas was a special time of the
year for her, she enjoyed the decora-
tions and the lights.
Mrs. Reese is survived by three
sons, Kirk D. Hovey, Robert V. Hov-
ey, and William Hovey; two daugh-
ters, Sheryl Hovey and Roberta
Knowles; a brother, Vincent Smith; a
sister, Cherokee Lynn Osborn; seven
grandchildren and three great-grand-
children.
Arrangements were under the care
of Forest Meadows Funeral Home.


Mrs. Sandra Lynn
Richards
Mrs. Sandra Lynn Richards of
Trenton, passed away on Wednesday,
December 20, 2006, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center. She was
53 years old.
She was born in Hialeah, Florida
and moved to Trenton in 1971. She
was a homemaker and of the Primi-
tive Baptist Faith.
Mrs. Richards is survived by her
step-father, Kenny Crosby of Tren-
ton; two daughters, LeSandra Guti-
errez of Lake Butler, and Danielle
Hodge of Chiefland; two step-broth-
ers, Gary Crosby of Trenton, and
Ricky Crosby of Texas; one step-sis-
ter, DeLaine Taylor of Newberry; and
five grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland,
Florida.


Mr. Alex Michael Smith
Mr. Alex Michael Smith of
Chiefland passed away on Thursday,
December 28,2006. He was 17 years
old.
He was born in Tampa. He was an
employee of Tire Mart of Chiefland
and a student at Central Florida Com-
munity College. He enjoyed cars and
his 92' Civic Hatchback. He planned
to attend Jet School and he enjoyed
his family and friends.
Mr. Smith is survived by his fa-
ther, James Smith of Toledo, Ohio;
his mother, Janette Smith of Clear-
water; two sisters, Desire Smith and
Nikki Smith both of Tampa; two
brothers, James Smith of Toledo,
Ohio, and Jeremy Smith of Chiefland;
godfather, Dale Fernandez of
Chiefland; Grandmother, Nancy
Smith of Toldeo, Ohio; grandfather,
Gerald Eastman of Tampa; three
aunts, Niki Foster of Tampa, Cindy
Puskar of Clearwater, and Tina Hill
of Toledo, Ohio; five uncles, Randy
Gestheir and Stephen Fostere both
of Tampa, Dennis Smith, Matthew
Smith, and Ernie Smith all of Toledo,
Ohio; a step-sister, Lyndsey Smith
of Wisconsin; seven cousins, Nyssa
Puskar of Clearwater, James Hill,
Robert Hill, Chris Hill, Stacy Hill,
Jessica Smith, and Lyndsey Smith
all of Toledo, Ohio; three nieces,
Aliayah Virvet-Smith, Noel Virvet-
Smith, and Audrey Fatzinger all of
Tampa; a brother-in-law, Charles
Fatzinger of Tampa; and best friend,
Ronnie Fowler of Chiefland
Arrangements were under the
care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Services,Chiefland, Florida.


Mr. Fred Paul Teague
Mr. Fred Paul Teague of Trenton,
passed away on Sunday, December
10, 2006, at his home. He was 72
years old.
He moved to Trenton 11 years ago
from Tampa. He owned a gun shop
in Tampa and in Trenton. He loved
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In lieu of flowers the family re-
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He was born in Pensacola, Florida.
Dr. Thomas was married in 1958
to Betty Jo Palmer. He finished his
medical training in 1965 and then
settled, with his family, in Cross City.
He loved being a "country" doctor
and was the only doctor in the county
of Dixie for many years, with his wife
Betty at his side. He, subsequently,
went on to work for four decades do-
ing what he loved most caring for
the people of the Dixie County com-
munity.
Dr. Thomas is survived by his wife,
Betty Jo; three daughters, Kathy
Thomas, Cindi Hayes, and Nancy'
Scott; one son, Ted Thomas; a grand-
daughter, Hope Scott; four sisters
Gertie Henson, Betty Dunagin, Elo-
ise Bonney and BJ Lewis.
A funeral service was held at Faith
Baptist Church in Old Town on Sat-
urday, December 30th.
In lieu of flowers,.please send do-
nations to either the Cross City Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church Building.
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Relief Agency.
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ewberry. Lighted and fenced area. Pup- CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.A' HOME: After school & holidays. Bell/
. .... vrt 1 .-..: ... ..... To_ ;._ ^ .


High springs area. AsK Ior Dana or leave
a message at 386-454-4140.
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TRI-COUNTY NURSING HOME ac-
cepting applications for CNA, all shifts
and 3-11 LPN --- CNAs take advantage
of increased benefits beginning January
- weekend differential for both positions
- increased shift differential for LPN.
EOE/DFWP 7280 SW SR-26, Trenton,
463-1222.


CDL CLASS B DRIVER
helper. Will train right pers
463-6241. EOE/Drug Free.


Help Wanted ]

DRIVERS & CONTRACTORS
Home through the week!
Drop & hook loads!
Great pay/benefits!
CDL-A, 3yrs exp.
browntrucking.com
800-241-5624 x106
2tp,1-4-1-11

LABORERS NEEDED to help plant
pine trees. Long hours, transportation
a must. Please call after 5pm. 352-472-
6192.
6tp,12-28-2-1


2tb,1-4-1-11
TRABAJADORES: Para plantar pinos.
/well driller/ Las hours son largas y deben tener trans-
on. Call 352- porte para el trabajo. Por favor Llame
despu6s de 5pm 1-352-472-6192 Piden
4tb,1-4-1-25 para Belinda.


6tb,12-28-2-1








'Now Olen'

Twice is Nice

Consignment

463-8130.






Quality

Mens, Womens & Childrens Clothing
(Located Next to Trenton High School]


.aolfard

WV realty, inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker' 386-935-024
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 3 6-9 5-
GOOD WOODED BUILDABLE LOTS NEAR SANTA FE RIVER Nice boat ramp close
by, beautiful river! A great environment for your family and friends. Only $35,000. (each)
3 HIGH LOTS ON SUWANNEE RIVER Over 300 feet of river frontage. Large 3 Bedroom
house with beautiful views of the river. Large deck at river's bank. Completely fenced 2+ acres
of property with a koi pond, nice trees and plants. $425,000.
WOODED 15 ACRES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY $119,500. Owner Financingw/ 15% down.
10 ACRES WITH NICE D'W MH and second rental s/w mh. Has a garage and is fenced.
Quiet and secluded. In the Bell school system. $175,000.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing with 15% down.
291.45 ACRES OF PRIME HUNTING LAND With a hunting lodge type house, lodge is
complete with nice porches and a fireplace. Dog pen, rock quarry, fish pond and approximately
150 acres of planted pines. Awesome hunting of deer, wild hogs, turkey, etc. Good improved
roads and trails through out the property. Fronts on a paved road. $1,595,000. Just 8 miles out
of Cross City.
LOT IN LEVY COUNTY- Near Williston on SR 121. Only $23,900.
18 ACRES IN SOUTH SUWANNEE COUNTY Partly open and many nice trees. A great
location!! $165,000.
RARE 20 ACRE PARCEL- nestled into government land. Suwannee River view and
swimming spring a few feet away. Deer & turkey hunting. Buildable, and already has well &
power. Nicely wooded. Only $17,000/acre. $340,000. Total
8 ACRES & HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER- complete with separate bunkhouse, decks,
floating dock, etc. It's located near Rock Bluff. Very private & secluded. You can't find a
better opportunity on the river! $369,500.
4 ACRES A NICE WOODED TRACT- Good trees!! Central Suwannee County. $49,500.
20 ACRES on a paved road in Suwannee County. Only $225,000.
10 ACRES Nice land that's high & dry, but convenient to Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers. $129,900.
TWO NICE BUILDABLE LOTS ON SUWANNEE RIVER Both side by side lots are
buildable with well, septic & power. Other amenities. Approx 1 acre each. $234,900. for
both lots.
BEAUTIFUL 2.75 NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN LOT Has a real nice view. $89,500.
5 ACRES Nice building site with oaks mostly pasture. Partially fenced. $100,000.
For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com
"Have a Prosperous New Year in 2007"

God Bless America!!


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HelpWanted]
AKINS BBQ in Bell is taking applica-
tions for a cook. Starting salary based on
experience. Vacation and paid holiday
benefits. Apply in person M-F after 5pm
or call to setup for interview 352-215-
5694.
2tb,12-28-1-4

TRENTON FIRE RESCUE is accept-
ing applications for volunteer firefight-
ers. We are in need of motivated and self
disciplined persons to participate in life
safety, incident stabilization, and prop-
erty conservation. Training will be pro-
vided with a combined 240 hour class of
Firefighter I and first responder at no cost
to you. The classes are not yet scheduled,
however are forthcoming in the near fu-
ture. You can pick up an application at
the Fire station located at 111 SE 5th Ave.
beside the Trenton City Park or attend


L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 '
Ifgr@bellsouth.net .
We List To Sell! M
10789 SE CR # 337
Trenton
2 BR/2 BA FRAME HOME on 1 AC
MLS#754111 Priced $170,000.


.E- 8640 SW 47th Lane
Bell
2 BR/1 BA MH on 1 acre lot
,4 MLS#750952 Priced at $65,000

Homes w/Land
MLS#754159 3 BD/2 BA Ranch Home on 18 ac. W/ 3BD/ 2BADW
MLS# 753342 3/BD/ 2BA MH on 7.67 ac.
MLS# 751504 3BD/2BA Ranch Home on City Lot
MLS# 752792 3BD/ 2BA MH on 2 City Lots
MLS# 752719 3Bd/ 2BA MH on 7.67 acres

For additional information on our listings
Visit our website at www.lfrankgrant.com

Land in Gilchrist County
MLS# 754309 9.55 acres w/4'well 16x36 shelter w/
Large Oaks
MLS #'s 750923-750927 3 ac tract plus four (4) 5 ac
tracts w/Planted Pines


MLS # 749600
MLS # 749774
MLS # 749499
MLS # 751029
MLS # 754160
MLS # 751145
MLS # 752877
MLS # 752196
MLS # 751741
MLS # 751750


9.2 ac. Planted Pines off County Grade
10 ac w/4" well-cross fenced
.45 ac commercial lot off Hwy. 129
1.04 ac wooded lot
.18 acre wooded lot
5 acre wooded lot w/Pines
5 ac wooded w/scattered oaks
5 ac mostly cleared w/scattered trees
11.51 ac cleared pasture
2 ac cleared on paved road


MLS # 752195 2 acre wooded lot


I He p wen ed Help Wante
SrCLASS LFLED DS [ Help Wanted _I-elp Wanted
S LA S F IE D S qualified applicants. Flexible training District Office for an application and
CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. hours. Part of the, training prepares more information.
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Help Wanted


Help Wanted

one of our weekly meetings on Monday
beginning at 7pm. For any other infor-
mation, call Asst. Chief Kevin Benson or
Lieutenant Everritt Heaton at 463-4012.
If no answer, please leave a message and
you will be contacted. In addition we
will be conducting free Blood Pressure
checks at the station on the first Monday
of each month. The BP checks will be
from 6pm to 7pm. Thank you, Fire Chief
Alex Hudson.
9tb, 12-28-2-22

AUTOPARTS COUNTERMAN: Pri-
or experience necessary. Needed good
driving record and dependability. Sal-
ary based on experience. Please inquire
(352) 535-7529.
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Hometown Realty

of North FLinc.

Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352)463-9008
1310 N Main Street Bell, Florida 3261.9


We're wishing you & your family a

joyful and blessed New Year.

With grateful hearts we say "Thank

You" to our customers in 2006. We look

forward to working with you in 2007.



From:


The Hometown Team


Natalie Rankin


Michele Taylor


Emma Garcia Don Thomas


Emma Garcia Don Thomas


Not Pictured: Kathleen Shannon & Jack Diepersloot



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SI Help Wanted


AKINS BBQ in Bell is taking
applications for a cook. Starting
salary based on experience.
Vacation and paid holiday benefits.
Apply in person M-F after 5pm or
call to setup for interview 352-215-
5694.
2tb,12-28-1-4

VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS
Instructors, Science
Trenton Middle/High School
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Science.
Temporary Instructional Aide, Pre-K
Trenton Elementary School
High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution,
or a passing score on an approved state
test required.
Current, valid CDA required.
Finance Officer
District Office
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's
degree in Business, Accounting or
related area. Three years of experience
in Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, or
related area.. Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive experience in Excel
spreadsheets and formulas.
Journeyman Maintenance Worker
High School Diploma and valid Florida
Driver License with good driving record
required. Three years work experience
in building maintenance, trades
and grounds experience. Universal
EPA (HVAC) certification required.



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trainees tor the driver portiolln LII
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or
former Florida teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once approved,
highly qualified substitutes would be)
eligible for substituting at $130 a day in
pre-approved situations where there is
a long-term absence in a core subject
area. All other daily substituting would
be at current daily rates. Contact the


vULI on anu sumIIl acippulcll l-lll L-v.
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW Ilth 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


Journeyman level HARV license
preferred.
Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
Math
District Wide
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Math
Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
Reading
District Wide
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Reading
Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12)
District-wide
Bachelor's Degree in Speech/
Language Pathology/Communication
Disorders from an accredited
educational institution. Florida
certification in Speech/Language
Pathology and/or licensure in
Speech/Language Pathology.
School Psychologist
District-wide
Master's Degree from an accredited
institution. Certification covering
School Psychology.
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma. 40 hours of in-
service training will be provided for

Anheuser-Busch
Distributor is seeking
Merchandisers &
Service Reps
Full-time work in a team atmosphere.
Must be goal oriented and
committed to providing
excellent customer service.
Heavy lifting is required.
CDL Class A preferred
but will train.
Apply in person at
Burkhardt Sales
& Service,
6125 N.W. 18 Drive,
Gainesville, FL 32653.
352-377-9092
EOE/DFWP


TROKE REALTY
-INC. SE FU ID LISTINGS


JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker


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(3JL) 4!05-I3- L rtA E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com WW .Ul1~rCtyiL .o,,
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
SCENIC RIVERFRONT W/HOME & GUEST BUILDING: 3 BR/2 BA (total): 300' of prime Suwannee River frontage, with sun deck & dock along
the water, located at Shady Bend River/Air Park west of Bell: Frame-built home has side 'in-law'/guest cottage, both with screened-in river-view porches.
Inside has wood & tile flooring, wood vaulted ceilings, spacious open greatroom/kitchen & more. On a private, wooded 4.35-acre tract--call or e-mail for
details...$469,900.
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE WEST OF BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on land-scaped 9.97-acre property located
just 3/4-mile from the Suwannee. Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (top-line appliances) and
more. Outside has 46x60 combo garage/workshop (room for horses), nice mix of trees, pasture & wildlife--contact Barbara, and/or office for all
info...$419,000.
TWO NEWLY-BUILT CBS HOMES, BOTH ON 2-ACRE TRACTS: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Both homes newly completed,each a CB/S-built home with
over 2,500 inside A/H sq. ft. of comfort. Both also have 2-car detached garages, spacious greatrooms & family rooms, full-service kitchens w/attached
breakfast nooks, and more. Both on 2-acre tracts, with paved road frontage near Trenton, and deed restrictions for S/D...Call for appointment to
view...$299,900 (each).
BLOCK-BUILT HOME & 5+ ACRES WEST OF TRENTON: 4 BR/2 BA: CB-built home with addition (enclosed back porch, with 4th BR & BA),
surrounded by large magnolias & oaks on fenced 5.64-acres. Parts of home could use some 'TLC', but has hardwood & tile flooring, wood barn near
home-site, paved frontage & more...$169,900.
SOLID FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 'cracker' home now available, on 67x150 tract in Trenton. Has over 1600
inside sq. ft. of comfort, with spacious front porch. Property also has commercial zoning possibilities, and is located near toboth SR-26 & US-129--call
Debra or office for information...$159,900.
SPACIOUS 4 BR HOME IN TOWN: NICE NEIGHBORHOOD: 4 BR/2 BA: With over 1,600 inside sq. ft, this CB/Stucco home would be ideal for
growing family, located at quiet neighborhood in NE Trenton (right by an oak-shaded city park). Has full rooms throughout, including bonus 4th BR (or
could be private office) attached behind 2-car garage. Also, privacy board fencing in back (with screened-in porch)...$129,900.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
PRIME COUNTRY ACREAGE, WITH M/HOME & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 18.3 pristine acres, a number of large live oaks by
home-site, and frontage along both CR's-341/232. Includes well-kept 27x52 1993 M/Home, large greatroom & split-plan format, roomy bedrooms & more.
Outer features include 30x40 pole barn, metal storage bldg. & more--call or email for information...$489,900.
LARGE M/HOME ON 30 SECLUDED ACRES: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious 27x76 manufactured home, located amongst lots of planted pines (great future
investment), on a 30-acre tract in-between Trenton & Fanning. Acreage has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pble barn (w/electric). Home-site being sold 'as is' by
Owner--call Jean or Barbara for all the details...$311,000.
20 WOODED ACRES W/SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2001 28x76 Manufactured home, sitting on private, wooded
20-acre tract; property located within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sq. ft. of comfort, includes full living, dining, family/game rooms,
outbuildings & more...$299,000.
11+ FENCED PASTURE ACRES, W/SPACIOUS HOME-SITE: 3 BR/2 BA: This property has great potential for horse-lovers, a rolling 11.62-acre
tract, with full fencing/x-fenced and back pole-barn. Almost all pasture, w/a couple of oaks near 1995 27x60 MMau. Home; has attached screened porch &
walk deck to A/G pool. Very nice inside, w/mainly tile flooring, large living & family rooms, also full open/modem kitchen...excellent land/home
package...$197,900.
WOODED COUNTRY ACRES, M/HOME-SITE & MORE IN E. GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Good location, with quick access to main roads into
Alachua Co., for this quiet, secluded 5-acre tract (nice mix of pine & oak), with well-kept 1992 27x60 Manufactured (includes attached wood deck porch
on front/side). Includes metal pole barn, dug-in fish pond, large greatroom inside, w/roomy Main BR/BA suite (large. garden tub, shower, double
vanity)..$174,900.
TWO SEPARATE M/HOMES, BOTH ON 5 ACRES, JUST NORTH OF BELL: Two adjacent 5-acre tracts, each with a Manufactured Home (one a 3
BR/2 BA 24x40, the other 2 BR/2 BA 16x76), both kept in good shape. Properties are rolling, wooded land--one has outbuilding & 2-vehicle pole barn;
both within short drive of CR-340. For sale separately, but Owner may consider combined offer...$129,900 (each).
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME & LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NW LEVY CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Beautifully-kept 2000 26x40 Manufactured, located near to
CR-345/CR-336 just south of Chiefland. The home is bright and airy inside, with eat-in kitchen & spacious Main suite. One-acre tract has outbuildings and
well-maintained A/G pool--Call Barbara/office for details...$119,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condition, on 1.15-acre
tract (nice mix of trees/open space), with board fencing in front. Located norih of Bell, with quick access to US 129 & CR 340...Owner says to present
offers...$92,000.
-- 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...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT TRACT, WEST OF BELL: Unspoiled 6.28-acres, a wooded tract with 200' frontage along the Suwannee, at Shady Bend
Air Park S/D. Call or e-mail to Barbara, for full property details...$249,900.
10 ACRE TRACTS: Three separate 10-acre properties available at different parts of North Gilchrist Co., all within short drive of the Bell-area. Each is
ready for a built or manufactured home-site to be placed..starting from $89,500.
FIVE ACRES, WITH WELL & SEPTIC INSTALLED: Nice mix of trees and open space, at this 5.02-acre tract in West Gilchrist Co., close to both
Trenton and Bell. Property has 4" well & septic tank installed, ready for your new home-site; call or email for full information...$89,900.
4-to-5 ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Five separate 4-5 acre-sized properties now available, all throughout the Gilchrist & Levy Co. market--each ready
for new home-site, check with office on those with deed restrictions (homes only)..Starting from $84,900.
2-ACRE TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE NEAR TRENTON: A 2-acre pasture property, at the Fox Run deed-restricted S/D by CR-319. ready for new
home-site...Owners motivated, say present offers...$55,900.
SINGLE LOTS TO ONE ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of the smaller tracts for sale, from 100x100 sized, to 1/2 & 3/4 acre tracts, and some
one-acre properties; all located in the Bell, BronsonTrenton, Fanning Springs area--check with our office for the full details..single lots start from $9,900
and 1/2 to one-acre tracts start from $14,900.
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


Debra Powers
(352) 215-1132

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OPPORTUNITY


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and Associates

- 2.5 Acres within walking distance to the Suwannee River
where you have deeded access via park and new boat ramp.
$25,000
- 4.0 Acres in Fort White with direct access to Highway 27.
Great home site. $55,000
- 5.0 Acres, not too densely wooded, just off of CR 138 in
Northern Gilchrist County. $52,900
- 2.25 Gorgeous wooded acres on this corner lot. Wildlife
sanctuary and deeded access to the Ichetucknee River.
Bring your tubes and jump right in!! Suwannee County,
Deer Ford subdivision. $58,000
- 2.2 Spectacular Acres with deeded access to the Ichetucknee
and Santa Fe Rivers., Benchmark has been set. $60,000
- Suwannee Riverfront with 128' of frontage for your
walkway and dock. Wooded, quiet and spectacular in
Charles Springs Estates. $75,000
-Pasture and hay barn await you on this 18+/- acres in
northern Gilchrist County. Bell school district, easy
commute, close to paved CR 138. $243,000
Rum Island Columbia county, 6.0 wooded acres. Close to
CR 138, High Springs. Great Parcel. Great
Price......$99,000.
Call 1-800-643-6971
info@phillipsrealtyland.com
S;l See more of our listings @
SE iiiO.. www.phillipsrealtyland.com


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HIDE-A-WAY SENIOR PARK near
Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland.
Doublewide 2 BR/2 BA, furnished, $600/
month. 1 year lease, first, last and security
deposit. References, no pets, no smoking.
352-490-8884 or 352-221-0884.
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3 BR/1 BA HOUSE in Trenton, $725/mo
first, last; security required. No pets, no
smoking. 352-463-6138.
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NICE 3 BR/1 BA HOUSE: 20 minutes
from Gainesville. New paint, carpet,
appliances, screened porch, lake view,
fenced, no pets or smokers. $850/month,
1st, last, security. 352-486-2154 or 352-
317-8750.


LA-


T. M. PARRISH
SREALTORS

mmparrish.com


[For Rent
TRI-COUNTY AREA: 3 BR/2 BA M/
H (3 BR/2 BA For Sale Also), 4 BR/2
BA house. All are clean and neat. $750-
$950/month. First, last, security. (352)
486-2154. (352) 463-0456 or (352) 317-
8750.
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1 ACRE BELL AREA
wooded, high & dry, owner
down payment, only $307/r
352-215-1018.


RESIDENTIAL
READY TO RELAX? Want to move your family to the country?
Here is your opportunity. Real nice 3BR, 2BA mobile home on 5 acres.
1,560 Sq. Ft. Call Will Gillespie, 225-1921. $149,900. #268314
LOOKING FOR ACREAGE? Nearly 24 acres of wooded, private
property. Live in mobile home (needs some minor work) while
building your new home. Convenient to High Springs & 1-75. Enjoy
low Gilchrist Co. taxes. Call Sean Maroney, 352-665-0144. $275,000.
#269462
EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT.COMMUNITY. This 3BR, 3BA home
is fully furnished and has access to private docks & boat ramp on the
Suw\annee River. Only S homes in Phase I, so buy today, $2Si.000.
Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159. #271230
BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME on 40+ acres of improved pasture &
some oaks. Lg Fam. Rm, den & formal Liv/DinRms w/marble
fireplace. 5200+ Sq. Ft. building w/workshop, office, gift shop & 1BR,
1BA Apt. 3 wells, on paved road. Call Martha Cornelius,
386-984-5920. $749,900. #267926
VACANT LAND
NICE HOMES ONLY SUBDIVISION just over the county line in
Gilchrist. Lower taxes! Ready to build on, this lot has some nice
hardwoods & is on a paved road. Centrally located w/great access to
High Springs, Trenton & Newberry. Call Deena Erickson,
352-494-2404. $49,900. #269768
YOUR OWN PONDEROSA! Lovely 10 acre parcel just outside High
Springs. Cleared with some trees. Bring the horses & build your dream
home or move in your manufactured home. Call Debbie Zeller,
538-2857. $139,900. #264203
LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE HIDEAWAY? Here it is! 1500
Ft. of Santa Fe River frontage. 103 acres of old growth hardwoods &
wildlife. There is not much like it left buy today! Call Perry
McDonald, 386-278-0310. $2,500,000. #271429





Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor M "
Main Office (352) 493-2221 -- ..
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
EQUAL HOUSNa
oPPSOTuNIT office@jimkingrealty.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR-



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Lovely SW MH that has been recently remodeled.
This home features new paint, vinyl siding, metal
roof, carpet, wood cabinets, thermal pane windows,
fenced yard, concrete driveway and more. Close to
the Suwannee River (approximately 1 mile to boat
ramp) $59,000. DMH 754221 JW 463-6144





BEAUTIFUL NEW PARK MODEL located on a
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a very affordable way to realize your dream of
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vacuum system, sleek black upgraded appliances,
built in stereo system, plantation blinds, wall
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room. This 1 BR, IBA is a must see. $139,900.
(DW-753256-JH) 352-542-9007


SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEW. This elevated 3/2
home in the town of Suwannee is fully furnished and
ready to move in! With your own boat house, fish
cleaning area and 2 boat lifts on fresh water canal
$325,000. (DW-750881-JH) 542-9007


MOTIVATED SELLER--Well maintained, concrete
block house on a half acre lot. The carport has been
enclosed and could be used as a den or fourth
bedroom: There is one ceiling fan with central heat
and air. $99,500. (DR-752241-RH) 493-2221

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This large modular home (1,716 sq.Ft.) is almost
brand new. The four bedrooms and two baths with a
wonderful brick fireplace make for an enjoyable
place to call home. The pasture is green and lush
with horse fencing and cross fenceing, plus a
paddock. $225,000. (LMH-754577-RH) 493-2221





Cracker Style 3/2 home on 40 secluded acres. Large
covered porches surround the house, overlooking
beautiful pasture land with scattered trees. Would
make an excellent horse or cattle farm. Located in
area of lots of deer and other wildlife. $489,900.
(LR-752852-K) 493-2221
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5 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beauti-
fully wooded lot, just off paved street,
convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
ing, no down payment, only $307/mo.
$29,900. 352-215-1018.
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mo. $29,900. FOR SALE OR LEASE: 1 BR/1 BA
single family home on Ig lot, in down-

4tb,1-4-1-25 town area. $79,900 or $575/mo. Call
407-625-3273 or 352-278-3273.
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3 BR/2 BA: 2000 DW on 5 acres. Up-
graded with ceramic tile, new kitchen,
new appliances. Huge living room with
fireplace. MBR with large private bath.
5-acres, high and dry, scattered trees on
a quiet county read at 5669 SW 48th Ct.
Priced to be the best buy in the area at
$135,000. Owner at 352-463-2786 or 727
343-0582.
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4 BR/2.5 BA on 5 wooded &
fenced acres. 1,960 sq. ft. Recent
appraisal of $147,000. Easy private
mortgage. Will finance almost
anyone. Close to Newberry, but in
Gilchrist County. (904) 807-5921
or (352) 284-6062.
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HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1306
SW 6th Avenue. CB 3 BR/1.5 BA, near
Trenton Elementary School, furnished,
$135,000. Unfurnished $130,000.. Call
463-2042, 7 9 pm
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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Turnoffs Rentals $180 per day
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I11 Suwannee
.20 Fanning Springs
.24 Trenton
.30 Chiefland
.31 Chiefland
.40 Trenton
.46 Bell
.48 Trenton
.50 Suwannee
.67 Fanning
.70 Trenton
.90 Chiefland
1.0 Chiefland
1.0 Bell
1.0 Bell
I acre Bell
1.25 Fanning Springs
1.33 Chietland
1.84 Suwannce
2 acre Bell
2.0 Chiefland
2.0 Chiefland
2.29 Branford
4.75 Trenton
4.77 Bell


5.0 Belt


5.0 Bell
5,0 Old Town
5.0 Bell
5.0 Ncwberry
5.0 Bell
5.0 Bell
5.0 Chlieland
5.0 Trenlonn


$250,000
$75,000
$19,900
$25,000
$39,500
$20,000
$19,900
$20,000
$65.000
$35,000
$24,900
$34,900
$29,900
$23,000
$23,000
$30,000
$24,900
$49,500
$250,000
$45,000
$59,000
$46,000
$179,900
$79,900
$69,900


$49,900
$75,000
$69,900
$129,900
$69,900
$85,000
$85,000
$98,500


6.07 Trenton $104,900
6.08 Trenton $104,900
7.72 Chiefland $120,000
8.18 Chiefland $129,900
8.8 High Springs $132,000
9.0 Trenton $250,000
9.62 Bell $129,900
9.63 Bell $149,900
9.63 Chiefland $220,000
10 Trenton $60,000
10 Chiefland $139,900
10 Trenton $100,000
10 Bell $100,000
10 Bell $124,900
10 Bell $139,900
10 Trenton $129,900
10 Bell $99,000
10 Chieftland $ 109,900
12.78 Cedar Key $1,500,000
14.84 Bell $222,600
14.85 gs $222,750.

20 Bell $199,900
24 Bell $366,000
25 Trenton $300,000
31.33 Chiefland $313,300
33.5 Trenton $502,500
35.4 Bell $442,500
53.09 Bell $424,454
61.59 Trenton $1,450,000
70 Trenton $770,000
80 Bell $800,000
100 Trenton $1,079,000
105.08 Chiefland $1,320,000
120 Bell $1,200,000


Trenton I & II Apartments


For Rent 7 8 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693


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1, 2, & 3 BR HC & Non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may be available.

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Gilchrist County Chamber Of Commerce Christmas Lighting Winners


Gray Construction, Services, Inc. of Trenton received the second place award in the Business Category
in the 2006 Christmas lighting contest. Photos by Anna Wiild


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How Many Genes Does
It Take To Learn?
Lessons From Sea Slugs
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specific neurons. If we are going to
understand memory or neurological
disease at the cellular level, we need
to understand the rules."
Scientists also analyzed 146 human
genes implicated in 168 neurologi-
cal disorders, including Parkinson's
and Alzheimer's diseases, and genes
controlling aging and stem-cell dif-
ferentiation. They found 104 coun-
terpart genes in Aplysia, suggesting
it will be a valuable tool for de\ elop-
ing treatments for neurodegenerative
diseases.
"The authors have assembled a
tremendous amount of data on gene
transcripts associated with neuronal
signaling pathways in Aplysia that
sheds new light on evolutionary re-
lationships of this very ancient and
highly successful marine animal,"
said Dennis Steindler, Ph.D., execu-
tive director ofUF's McKnight Brain
Institute, who did not participate in
the research. "A very important part
of this study is the discovery of novel
genes not'formerly associated with
the mollusk genome that include
many associated with neurological
disorders."
The findings are especially impor-
tant for scientists using mollusks.in
experimental systems, according to
Edgar Walters, Ph.D., a professor of
integrative biology and pharmacol-
ogy at the University of Texas Medi-
cal School at Houston, who was not
involved in the research.
"Few animals other than Aplysia
allow scientists to relate a molecular
pathway directly to the function ofa
cell, all in context with an animal's
behavior," Walters said. "In a mam-
mal, it's hard to identify and manipu-
late a single cell and know what its
function is. With Aplysia, there is
direct access to whatever cell you're
interested in with just a micropipette.
As a scientist who wants to know
which molecules are present in Aply-
sia for experimental manipulation, I
am very happy to see this paper come
out."




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