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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: February 1, 2007
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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Educational Foundation Walk-A-Thon


Set For Saturday Morning
The Education Foundation of Gil- ary 3rd, 2007 at the Gilchrist Couhty get underway at 10:00 a.m. Funds
christ County, Inc.'s Annual Walk-a- Courthouse. Opening ceremonies raised will be- used to award mini-
Thon will be held on Saturday, Febru- begin at 9:45 a.m. and the three-mile grants for the Gilchrist County Public
walk through the City of Trenton will School teachers and scholarships for


graduating high school seniors.
For further information call 463-
3194.


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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 76 Years



Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 T F a 3 Tr $20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 76 gNo.4lcht Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday February 1,2007Price Dixie & Levy Counties),$24.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjoumal@bellsouth.net Of F lorida, $28.00 Out Of State


Bell Citizen's Advisory

Committee To

Propose Vision

Statement To Council
By John M. Ayers
The Town of Bell Vision and Advisory committee held a meeting on Mon-
day, January 29, to propose a draft Vision Statement to the Bell Town Council
on Thursday, February 1,2007. Mark Gluckman, the chairman of the volun-
teer group welcomed Joe Akins, Sid Philpot, Ann Barnett, Randy Durden,
Dan Cavanaugh, Gary Miner and Ed Bisch to the meeting.
Mark Gluckman explained that this vision statement that is proposed here
tonight is a proposed vision that has been crafted through several meetings
that an estimated 34 residents, business people, property owners and volun-
teers that are interested in the future of the Town of Bell have given, ideas for
what they would like to see for the future of the rural community in Gilchrist
County. "This Vision will help Bell keep its small town appeal and its unique-
ness," Gluckman explained.
Joe Akins, a Bell Town Council member, told the Vision Committee that
he was in support of the Vision Statement and would introduce it in the Town
Council meeting. The Vision Committee discussed the importance of having
the Vision Statement approved by the council and to begin moving to the next
step of having it incorporated into the Town's Comprehensive Land Use Plan
and Land Development Regulations.
A VISION TO guide the future development of the Town of Bell:
Bell is envisioned to remain a small town, striving to grow sensibly into a
community that remembers its roots and builds a wise future by:
* Creating a land use pattern that provides for modest growth, without losing
the identity, physical attributes and social fabric of a small, well knit com-
munity;
* Accommodates an increase in vehicular traffic that is balanced by a system
of pedestrian walkways to encourage exercise, informal social interaction,
and provides for alternative modes of transportation;
* Retains trees for their ecological value; natural and scenic beauty; to en-
hance walkability and civic pride; and to preserve nature's authenticity;
* Provides community facilities that service and support small scale residen-
tial, commercial, office, light industry and mixed-use developments consis-
tent with this vision;
* Encourages a compact downtown, centered at the intersection of US 129/
CR 342, which incorporates sidewalks, plazas, landscaped areas that are pe-
destrian friendly thereby encouraging shopping, dining, strolling, casual con-
versation and outdoor community events;
* Fosters a town design the heart of which is a pedestrian friendly town
central, that uses tree corridors and landscaped walkways to interconnect
gateways at the town entrances with landmark historic structures, parks and
places of pedestrian activity and town central;
* Creates a balanced natural arid built environment where structures are set-
back from roadways to allow landscaped buffers and limited to two stories
(Continued on Page Eighteen)

Senator Oelrich Requests

Secretary Of Health Care


Gilchrist School District Honors Teachers And

Employees Of The Year



The Gilchrist County School Dis-
trict and the Trenton Rotary Club
announced the Outstanding Gilchrist
County School District Teacher and
School District Employee of the Year
during the Rotary luncheon meeting
January 22, 2007. James E. Vickers
announced Sue Reed is the District
Teacher of the Year and Beth Fowler
is the District Employee of the Year.
Dr. Jim Surrency introduced the
principals from the four schools and
the administrators introduced the out-
standing recipient from their school.
Outstanding Teachers of the Year
Mrs. Jean Ledvina, Trenton Ele-
mentary School Principal, introduced
Mrs. Ronda Adkins. Mrs. Adkins is
currently in her twelfth year at Trenton
Elementary and is currently teaching
Kindergarten and is the grade level
chairperson. Mrs. Ledvina explained
some of her work activities include:
mentoring new teachers, tutoring at-
risk students, summer Pre-K student
preparation and ESI-K Trainer. Her
activities and memberships include:
School Improvement team, SACs
recertification committee, Field Day/
Water Day/Fall Festival/Christmas
committees, and Sunshine/Social Ac-
tivities committees. Mrs. Adkins has
been the yearbook sponsor for four
years and Safety Patrol sponsor for
ten years. She is a Flare Trainer/Facil-
itator and is currently in the Gilchrist
County School Leadership Pool and
is entering the Principal Academy
Tier 1 training program. Mrs. Adkins
has led student field trips to our na-
tion's capital every summer and has
also traveled to Colorado to research
pre-historic and' Native American
artifacts. Her volunteer activities in-
clude pageants for junior and senior
prom, local 4-H clubs, and Suwannee
River Fair. Mrs. Adkins has a Mas-
ter's Degree in Educational Leader-
ship from St. Leo University and she
has been nominated for Who's Who
Among Executive and Professional
Women in Education. She and her
husband have five children and three


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Sue Reed, left center, and Beth Fowler, right center are shown with their District Teacher and District
Employee of the Year plaques. Pictured-from left is James E. Vickers, Gilchrist School Superintendent,
Lynette Langford, THS Principal, Sue Reed, Beth Fowler, Ronda Parrish, BHS Principal, and Dr. Jim
Surrency, Assistant School Superintendent. Photo by Anna Wild.


grandchildren. Her goal is to "be in-
volved in every aspect of our schools
as possible, because I want to make a
difference, a positive difference, for
students, parents, and my school,"
explained Mrs. Adkins.
Mr. Rick Reed, Bell Elementary
School Principal introduced Mrs.
June Hutto. She has been teaching at
Bell Elementary for eight years. She
currently teaches fourth grade. Her
school committee service involve-
ments include School Improvement
team, School Leadership team, Tech-
nology team and the Literacy com-
mittee. Mrs. Hutto has participated
in a variety of continuing education
programs including Prescriptive
Technology for education, reading
strategy, aligning Math curriculum,
and assessment tools for Special Di-
ploma students. She is active with
4-H and Suwannee Valley Leagues


and she teaches Sunday School at
Priscilla Baptist Church. Her primary
extra-curricular activity is keeping up
with her four children. Her principal
describes June as incredibly fo-
cused on student improvement. She
knows exactly what needs to be done
and does it. At the. same time, she is
very loving and caring with the chil-
dremn.' June is committed to creating
a climate of care and respect. She be-
lieves that "Excellence in education
means that each and every child is
learning to the best of their ability."
Her top goal is to," see that each and
every child has the opportunity to-
reach their potential."
Mrs. Ronda Parrish, Bell Middle
High School Principal introduced
Fredrick "Ray" Stoel. Mr. Stoel has
been with us at Bell for three years.
He is currently teaching Government,
Economics and Criminal Justice at


Bell High School. His school activi-
ties and committees include: School
Leadership Team, Continuous Im-
provement Model Team, and School
Improvement Team. He participates
in numerous student volunteer activi-
ties, including a Road clean project,
statewide student academic competi-
tions, visits to local law enforcement
agency ies. and field rnps to local courts
to witness legal proceedings. He has
a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Jus-
tice and.will complete a Masters in
Education, Curriculum and Instruc-
tion in June of this year. In his spare
time, he is the Executive Director of
the Florida Public Service Associa-
tion. Some of the training programs
:and events offered by this organiza-
tion include: Brain Bowl, parliamen-
tary procedures, leadership training,
test construction, Mr. andMrs. Public
(Continued on Page Eighteen)


Administration To Review Gilchrist

CON For Tri-County Hospital Chamber
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State Senator Steve Oelrich (R-
Gainesville) has called on the Agen-
cy for Health Care Administration
(AHCA) to reconsider its denial of
the Certificate of Need application
for a hospital in Chiefland. In a letter
to Secretary Andrew Agwunobi, Sen-
ator Oelrich also expressed concern
that the CON application process
may be unfair to rural communities
and questioned whether revisions to
the program are needed. The Sena-
tor's letter is as follows: Dear Secre-
tary Agwunobi:
SCongratulations on your appoint-
ment as Secretary of the Florida
Agency for Health Care Adminis-
tration. I've been extremely im-
pressed by all the fine things I have
heard about you and I look forward
to working with you during the next
four years.
I write to you today to express my
concern about the Certificate of Need
process, particularly as it pertains to
rural regions of our state. I repre-
sent eight counties in North Central
Florida many of them rural. Access.
to health care in some of these areas


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is very limited. While Gainesville
and the surrounding communities are
blessed with such reputable hospitals
as Shands and North Florida Region-
al HCA Hospital, the travel time to
those facilities from many areas of
my district is of major concern to
me. Frankly, I fear that the CON ap-
plication process might be unfair to
these areas and believe that it might
be time to consider revising the CON
process.
My experience with the Certificate
of Need program is certainly limited,
but the recent denial of an application
to build an acute care facility in Levy
County. both confuses and frustrates
me. I am personally familiar with
this project and I dispute the agency's
denial. There is a genuine need for
this facility and an incredible level of
local support for the project.
Ameris Health Systems, the com-
pany submitting the Chiefland CON
application, will be appealing the de-
nial. I would greatly appreciate your
looking into this matter personally. It
is of the utmost importance to me and
to the constituency I represent.
Sincerely,
Steve Oelrich
Senator Oelrich, whose constitu-
ency includes several rural counties
in North Central Florida, stated in the
letter that "the recent denial of a CON
application to build an acute care fa-
cility in Levy County both confuses
and frustrates me." The Agency for
Health Care Administration has de-
nied a second application by Ameris
Health Systems to site a 60-bed hos-
pital in Chiefland. "Residents of this
area are facing more than an hour
drive time to get emergency services
and they are traveling on roads that
are becoming more and more con-
gested," said Oelrich., "The need for
services is absolutely there, plus we
have a phenomenal level of financial
and community support for this proj-
ect. I feel that this is the right time
to bring the new Secretary into these
discussions."
(Continued on Page Eighteen)


Annual "Down
Home Days"
Arts And Crafts
Festival
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce recently announced that
the 23rd annual "Down Home Days"
Arts and Crafts festival is canceled
for November 3, 2007. The Cham-
ber Board of Directors explained that
due to circumstances beyond their
control the festival for 2007 has been
canceled.
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce has held the annual festi-
val at the Trenton High School Track
complex for the last three years. The
Chamber of Commerce was advised
that the availability of this facility
would be limited to the 2006 festi-
val. The track complex is reported to
become a new expanded developed
area of the THS campus.
The Chamber of Commerce did
not rule out that another type of fes-
tival would be planned in the future,
but that when plans are finalized,
they would be announced in time for
scheduling.


Gilchrist Cattlemen To
Hold Annual Fundraiser
Steak Supper
February 15th
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 7:00
p.m., Trenton Elementary School
Cafeteria, is the place to be for a great
steak, fellowship and entertainment.
Make your plans to attend by con-
tacting a cattlemen member or come
by the Extension Office, at 125 E.
Wade Street in Trenton to pick up
a ticket for a $15.00 donation. The
members are planning to serve a
good steak with all the trimmings for
your enjoyment.


Devon Weaver, left, Trenton Rotary Club member welcomed special guests Cindy Chadwick and Annie
Egan, representatives for the Tri-County Relay for Life. Trenton Rotary President, Jonathan Kincaid,
encouraged the Rotary members to participate in this event. The members of the Trenton Rotary encour-
age all members of the community to give generously to the cause and make sure you come to the event
to be held April 20-21.

Tri-County Relay For Life Is

Introduced To Trenton Rotarians


By Anna Wild
On Monday, January 29, 2007 An-
nie Egan, County Chairperson for
the Tri-County Relay for Life, with
Cindy Chadwick from the Gilchrist
County Courthouse came to visit
the members of the Trenton Rotary
Club and spread the news about the
upcoming event. This year's Relay
for Life will be held April 20-21 at
the Chiefland Elementary School.
This year's theme is a "Carnival" and
participating teams will have lots of
fun games, food, and items for sale
to raise money for the American Can-
cer Society and to provide lots of fun
for families that come out to visit the
event. Mrs. Egan has made it her
mission this year to spread the word
about the services offered through
the American Cancer Society to as-
sist those touched by the disease. 1
out of every 3 women and I out of
every 2 men will be diagnosed with


some form of cancer in their life-
time. That is a humbling number, if
you yourself have not been directly
touched just think of those whom you
know who have been. The American
Cancer Society offers services from
emotional support and financial as-
sistance to volunteer opportunities.
To receive information about their
services call 1-800-ACS-2345.
The upcoming Tri-County Re-
lay for Life is currently looking for
teams to raise money and participate
in April. Any business or individuals
may create a team and raise money;
to get information on putting a team
together call 1-888-295-6786 x 119.
And if you are approached by some-.
one raising funds for the event please
give generously if you can. This
year's event has shown how this dis-
ease can hit home as it is in Honor
of our own Connie Douglas-Sanchez,
Supervisor of Elections, and Beth


Fowler, Gilchrist County Bus Driver
and this years Employee of the Year.
The event will also be in Memory of
Jack Quincey who was a true friend
to countless people in our Tri-County
area. I hope you will consider partic-
ipating in this very worthwhile event
and if you cannot participate make
sure you come out to the track at
the Chiefland Elementary School in
April and enjoy fun games and yum-
my food. Just by doing that you are
joining us in the fight against cancer.

Wild Beast Feast April 27
The 2007 Wild Beast Feast will
be held Friday, April 27 from 6 to 8
p.m..
Tickets will be $30.00 per person
and the money raised will be used
for scholarships for Gilchrist County
students. For tickets please contact
Julie Thomas at 463-1000 or (352)
494-8070.









GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007


Gilchrist County Journal
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POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
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John's

Comments
By: John M. Ayers
When I received this email last
week, it reminded me of the terrible
time my wife and I had trying to kill
this plant. We are still digging up and
spraying sprouts at this time.,I don't
recommend anyone ever planting
this. Cindy Jo once said, "This plant
looked so pretty when it was growing
from the hanging basket on the back
porch the first year. We both' agree
that killing it before it spreads has
become a priority.
Invasive Species Know
No Boundaries
Invasive species are a serious and
growing threat, both in Florida and
across the United-States. They dis-
place native plants and animals, se-
riously undermine ecosystem stabil-
ity, and threaten almost half of all
endangered species with extinction.
They harm forests, waterways, fish-
eries, agriculture, and natural areas.
In doing so, they impose enormous
costs on state and federal govern-
ments through their damage to hu-
man health, natural communities,
agriculture, forestry, fisheries and
infrastructure.
Invasive species like channeled
apple snails, pythons, and fast-grow-
ing Japinese a~ndOi'World clinibing
fern vines, flourish in Florida, dam-
aging native habitat and crowding
out native plants and animals. Inva-


sive, non-native species, both plants
and animals, know no boundaries.
There are things all of us can do to
help stop these threats. When trav-
eling, don't bring fruit, vegetables
flowers or nuts back to Florida with-
out having them inspected. When
landscaping, select plants that are
non-invasive. Clean your boat ,thor-
oughly before leaving a launch area.
Never release aquarium fish or plants
in the "wild" but instead return them
to the store. If you no longer want
pets, such as snakes, cats or lizards,
contact a club or rescue group that
specializes in your pet or take it to
the Humane Society. Learn to iden-
tify and remove problem plants, such
as air potato, Old World and Japanese
climbing ferns and Brazilian pepper.
We can't just rely on public agen-
cies to manage invasive plants on their
conservation lands. The only way to
have long term success in the control
of invasive species is to approach the
problem in a coordinated, regional
way that includes local, state, federal
and private landowners.
The conservation threat posed by
invasive species is second only to
direct habitat destruction and The
Nature Conservancy in Florida has
partnered with agencies and other or-
ganizations to form working groups
to address these issues statewide. The
working groups share resources and
science to abate invasive species on
a regional scale. By working togeth-
er, the C6nservancy andrPis pjarners'
brought in more than $1.1 million
in 2006 to go toward invasive plant


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Feb 1, 07 12:32 AM 8:06 AM 2:27 PM 7:47 PM
Fri 3.224 ft. -0.705 ft. 2.599 ft. 0.832 ft.
Feb 2, 07 1:18 AM 8:38 AM 2:50 PM 8:27 PM
Sat 3.194 ft. -0.558 ft. 2.682 ft. 0.631 ft.
Feb 3, 07 1:59 AM 9:07 AM 3:11PM9:03 PM
Sun 3.110 ft. -0.366 ft. 2.770 ft. 0.452 ft.
Feb 4, 07 2:38 AM 9:33 AM 3:32PM9:38PM
Mon 2.974 ft. -0.141 ft. 2.863 ft. 0.299 ft.
Feb 5, 073:15 AM 9:57 AM 3:53 PM 10:13 PM
Tue 2.791 ft. 0.109 ft. 2.948 ft. 0.187 ft.
Feb 6, 07 3:54 AM 10:21 AM 4:14 PM 10:49 PM
Wed 2.564 ft. 0.382 ft. 3.010 ft. 0.130 ft.
Feb 7, 07 4:34 AM 10:46 AM 4:38 PM 11:28 PM


Full Moon: 2/2 12:/L6 AM


Apogee: 2/7 8:00 AM


For Everything There Is A Season
(Kent Heaton)


Solomon understood more about life'than any man who
walked the fleshly vale of sin. His wisdom and
understanding was "exceeding much, and largeness of
heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore. And
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children
of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser
than all men ... and there came of all peoples to hear the
wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had
heard of his wisdom" (1 Kings 4:29-34). In the gift given
to him by Jehovah, Solomon gained great wisdom, wealth
and knowledge far above all men. His wisdom is declared
in three thousand proverbs and his songs were a thousand
and five (1 Kings 4:32). The greatest declaration of his
wisdom is set forth in the book of Ecclesiastes.
From the pen of a man who gained the fullness of
knowledge, the height of fame and power and the
enjoyment of every imaginable pleasure known to man;
wisdom is established in the frailty of life and the certainty
of the life to come. His conclusion is arresting with its
simplicity and forcefulness: "This is the end of the matter;
all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his
commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For
God will bring every work into judgment, with every
hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil"
(Ecclesiastes 12:.13-14).
Life is not about wisdom, fame, power and pleasure.
The essence of life's flow is bound upon the single strand
of knowledge sent from the.hand of God. The purpose of
living is the purpose of life. All things remain the same
(Ecclesiastes 1:2-11). Seeking after the alluring riches of
wealth, fame and power are vain without purpose.
Delving into the deep seasons of passion are without


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd
Wall Street can be ornery and
cantankerous one moment and
rewarding the next. For proof, you
have only to consider the performance
of the major stock indexes last week.
On a more micro level, an individual
company's share price will also
fluctuate short-term. The long-term
trend for a quality company is usually
upward.
An excellent example is Bank of
America. A year ago I wrote that
Wall Street was beating the bank up
in terms of share price because its
fourth quarter numbers were slightly
less than the Street had hoped for.
As you will see shortly, maintaining
a blind faith in the advice of the
Street's analysts, or for that matter in
anyone, may not always be to your
financial advantage,
A year ago my earnings estimate
for Bank of America's 2006 fiscal
year was $4.50 per share with a target
price of about $47 about 12 months
hence. With. a closing price of $44,
my projection represented a potential
annual gain of 6.8 percent. Add in
Bank of America's dividend yield
of 4.5 percent and the potential total
return on the stock was 11.3 percent.
So how did the actual numbers turn
out? In its earnings announcement last
week, Bank of America indicated that
its 2006 earnings per share increased
14 percent to $4.59, as compared
to $4.04 a year ago, exceeding my
estimate. If you exclude pre-tax
merger and restructuring charges of
11 cents per share, earnings were
4.70 per share for the full year.
Unfortunately,theresults once again
disappointed the Street as expenses
rose from the third quarter while

projects from the Panhandle to the
Keys. Much of this funding went to
directly control invasive plants on
private lands.
The Conservancy is also develop-
ing strategies that 'will reduce com-
mercial demand for invasive plants.
In October 2006, the Florida De-
partment of Transportation (FDOT)
formally agreed to phase out the use
of invasive plants in its projects and
encourage plant nurseries to increase
availability of non-invasive plants.
FDOT will also develop an effective,
enforceable plan to manage and re-
move invasive plants from the rights
of way. FDOT is one of the largest
consumers of plants in the state. The
Lowe's home improvement chain
in Florida has also agreed to similar
principles.
Invasive weed removal efforts will
take place throughout Florida during
National Invasive Weeds Awareness
Week, February 25th-March 2, 2007.
For information on volunteer op-
portunities to help remove invasive
species in your local park, refuge, or
other wildlife area, go to nature.org/
florida.
Kris Serbesoff-King
Invasive Species Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy


reward. Life has a way of interrupting the best plans set
forth by man. "For everything there is a season, and a
time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born,
and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up
that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a
time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep,
and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones
together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from
embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to
keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to
sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to
love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for
peace" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).
There is a time for everything and man cannot change
that. The cycle of life is constant for all men and our task is
to see life in its proper understanding and respond with
worship to the Creator. Solomon's conclusion is that life is
not about riches as you take none with you (Ecclesiastes,
2:18-23; 5:10-17). Wisdom is found in a good name and in
the knowledge of death '(Ecclesiastes 7). Pleasure should
remain at home (Ecclesiastes 9:9). Life is not fair
(Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16). Age will happen to all men
(Ecclesiastes 12). There are so many lessons in this great
book of life.
What is your life at this moment? What goals are you
seeking? How do you measure your life with the book of
Ecclesiastes? So many men live all their lives seeking what
they cannot find and losing what was so near life eternal.
The conclusion of the whole matter is Ecclesiastes 12:13,
14. What conclusion is your life'? In death nothing else will
matter.


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


Letter to the Editor
I would like to respond to Ellie
Unum and Steve Gladin in regards to
the Ten Commandments. It appears
that people have a problem with not
just the Ten Commandments, but the
way of life in Gilchrist and Dixie
County. More police, Noise Ordi-
nance? In effect what you are saying
is we want to change things to fit our
needs and yours do not matter.
First, a noise ordinance is not go-
ing to work in an Agricultural area.
Farmers sometimes work well into
the night during watermelon season.
They also raise livestock, hunt and
shoot on their property and have dogs
for protection. Trying to enforce or
even think of passing a noise ordi-
nance borders on stupidity. Noise
Ordinances are for towns and gated
community developments.
If you think putting more Sheriff
Deputies on to. enforce a noise ordi-
nance is going to work, you are sadly
mistaken. On the weekends, after
responding to the bar fights, domes-
tic violence and DUI stops, a deputy
might be able to respond to your loud
music or barking dog complaint.
Concerning the Ten Command-
ments, what you are in affect saying
is that it is your right to object to a
certain belief and my beliefs do not
matter. It appears many people have
too much free time on their hands. If
you really want to be productive and
do something positive for your com-
munity, instead of hurting innocent,
hardworking people, I would suggest
you donate your time or money to
Haven Hospice or Children's Cancer
Center at Shands Hospital.
Regards, /s/ Robert Monica
Bell, Florida
revenue fell, and equity investment
gains, which of course might not be
repeated, more than doubled to $1.07
billion from $521 million. You just
cannot keep everyone happy.
Meanwhile, the shares recently
closed at $53.20 for a gain of 21
percent. Add in the bank's dividend
yield and you have a gain over
the past year of 24.5 percent. That
number handily beat all the major
equity indexes, despite the Street's
negative outlook.
So what can we expect in terms of
total return going forward? To be fair,
the bank did warn of potentially less
robust growth in 2007 as interest-
rate pressures persist, along with a
possible increase in current rate of
Sloan losses.
Given the bank's track record
over the past several years, the
sophistication of its management, and
its sheer size, it should successfully
overcome a somewhat less friendly
loan .environment. Nonetheless, we
Swill add an increment of conservatism
to our forecast.
Specifically, in calculating the
intrinsic value, using the discounted
earnings model, we will use an
earnings growth rate of 9 percent
instead of the recent actual 14 percent.
With a discount rate of 11 percent,
the average return on the S&P 500
index, the intrinsic value for the
shares is $72. The more conservative
discounted free cash flow to the firm
model provides an intrinsic value of
$74, using the same earnings growth
rate.
My earnings estimate for the
upcoming year is $5.28 per share.
Given the current trailing twelve
month multiple, or P/E, of 11.6, we
have a target price for the shares in
12 to 15 months of $61 for an annual
gain of 15 percent. Add in the 4.2
percent dividend yield and the total
return is 19.2 percent.
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.

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday


Lotto Drawing:
3-5-17-19-35-39
winner of the $9 million
jackpot.


5-Digit Winners:
72 at $4,869

4-Digit Winners
4,675 at $60.50

3-Digit Winners:
91,106 at $4.00

Play 4 Drawing:
9-2-1-0

Cash 3 Drawing:
4-6-9

Saturday,

Lotto Drawing:
21-27-28-38-42-49
No winners of the $14 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
93 at $5,406.50

4-Digit Winners:
6,094 at $67

3-Digit Winners:
$115,053 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:
8-4-0-6
Cash 3 Drawing:
0-0-2


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COOKING AND CARR YIN ON


By Cindy Jo Ayers
It's Tuesday and my feet are cold. I
guess we waited and waited for some
cold weather and it's finally here.
My late father would think that this
was perfect weather for a hog killing.
But just between you and me I like it
when it's a little warmer than this.
Several farmers and a couple of my
avid gardening friends have been
telling me that we need some really
cold weather to help kill the insects.
The last couple of years we've had a
real problem with slugs eating up the
flowering plants at our house.
I'm sure that I drug those wretched
creatures home from a garden cen-
ter somewhere. Just let me tell you
those little devils are sure a lot easier
to acquire than they are to get rid
of. After reading up on killing slugs
I've decided to try this new method
of slug control. It seems quite by
accident in Hawaii they were test-
ing the effectiveness of caffeine as a
repellent for frogs and noticed that
large slugs were being killed by the
weak caffeine solution. They also
tried the caffeine on cabbage plants
and found that the slugs preferred the
un-caffeined rows of cabbages over
they ones that had been sprayed with
caffeine. So I'm going to.buy some
really strong coffee in the spring and
brew up several pots and give the
plants around my porch a caffeine
high.
Who knows it might not work and I
may have to return to my old method
of controlling those slimy critters.
That would be picking them off and
crushing them with my heel. Now I

Wild Beast Feast.
To Be Held April 27
The 2007 Wild Beast Feast will be
held Friday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This year's event will take place at
DeChamplain's Heaven's Gate Farm
which is located on highway 307. ? .
Tickets will be $30.00 per person
and the money- :aised'.willbe used
for scholarships for Gilchrist County
students. For tickets please contact
Julie Thomas at 463-1000 or (352)
494-8070.


admit that it's not very effective be-
cause the. little devils are laying eggs
and hatching out so fast I can't keep
up with them, but it sure does give
me some satisfaction to hear that
crushing sound under my heel.
If anyone-out there has a good way
of ridding my yard of slugs please
give me a call at 463-7135 or mail us
at 207 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL
32693 or e-mail: justsouthern@bell-
south.net.

Sa,4ea

3 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green
onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup thinly sliced
carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups of chicken broth
3 cups of half-and-half
1 cup grated cheddar
cheese
3 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Bake the potatoes, peel, and cut into
1/2 inch cubes, set aside.
Dice bacon and cook over medium
high in a frying pan until the fat is
cooked out of the bacon, add olive
oil, add celery, green onions, garlic
and carrots, salt, seasoning salt and
pepper. Cook until vegetables are
tender. Add cubed potatoes and cook
until they have browned a little. Add
broth and half-and half and cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly for
5 minutes. Fold in cheese and stir un-
til melted.
Heat butter in sauce pan over medi-
um heat and whisk in flour and cook
about 5' nuintii to:nmak a roux, stij
constantly.
Add roux to soup and stir until,
thoroughly blended. Cook soup for
about 30 minutes. When serving soup
sprinkle cheese on top.


AMERICAN LEGION AIRS


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


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NEWBERRY
PosT 149
P. 0. Box 1
NEWBERRY, FLORIDA 32669
352-472-6125
MEETS: I ST TUESDAY


American Legion Airs
Last Saturday, January 27, Alachua County Veterans Advisory Board held their
second Annual Veterans Award Banquet, honoring a number of the County's veterans
and those that participate in the care and assistance of the veteran causes. The Veteran
Service Organizations each nominated a member and a non-member for their
contributions to the Alachua County Veterans Community. The Jim McCawley Veteran
Service Award was given to Bob Gasche, of the Marine Corps League, Gator
Detachment 990. Bob was on Iwo Jima for the battle in WW II and is pretty well
involved with the Marine Corps League and veterans in Alachua County. The
Non-Member award ended in a tie and was awarded to both selectees. Pam Krueger
selected by the Military Support Group,'and the husband/wife team of Ralph and Bonnie
Cameron (they own the Harley-Davidsonr franchise in Gainesville) were the winners of
the non-member category. These folks, and many more like them, spend a lot of hours
working for the veterans, some volunteering at the VA Medical Center and other
facilities, caring for "he who has borne the battle, and his widow and his orphan"
(President Abraham Lincoln, 1863).
I know that this foregoing applies to Alachua County, but what if the Tri-county
area, Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties, were to put together a veterans advisory group'
and include all the veterans groups in the area, and coordinate a banquet to honor our
area veterans. This is possible to do, if the area veterans groups will pull together and
work with the Veteran Service Officers of the three counties, to make life easier for
some of the local veterans that need'the assistance and to recognize those that 'go that
extra mile for our veterans and service members.
Newberry American Legion Post 149 will meet on Tuesday, February 6, at 7:00 PM
at the Post Home on SR-26, on the west side of Newberry. Come on out and join with
your fellow veterans and continue to serve America.
There are so many programs the American Legion is involved with, and help in
operating those programs is always needed. The community benefits by many programs
for the youth and local students have opportunities to earn scholarships through the
American Legion. For more information on these opportunities, contact your local
American Legion Post.
I was surprised to learn Thomas Jefferson had a Quran in his library. Apparently he
wanted to know as much about a possible enemy as he could. In 1800, America was
paying tribute and ransom to the Barbary Pirates to the tune of 20 percent of United
States government annual revenues. Not long after Thomas Jefferson's inauguration as
president in 1801, he dispatched a group of Navy frigates to defendAmerican interests
in the Mediterranean, and informed Congress that he had done so. Jefferson declared
that America was going to spend "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute," and
he pressed the issue by deploying American Marines and many of America's best
warships to the Muslim Barbary Coast. In 1805, American Marines marched across the
desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all
American slaves held there by the pirates. With the eventual defeat and downfall of the
Muslim Barbary states, shipping and trade was safer in that area. Jefferson had felt that
the "medium of war" was the only way to put an end to the pirate problem. He was a
"visionary" wise enough to read and learn about the enemy from their own Muslim book
ofjihad. This book was used by Keith Ellison, the Democratic Representative of the 5th
Congressional District of Minnesota in his swearing in ceremony as the first official
Muslim congressperson in the US Congress. As many of our more successful military
officers have known, know your enemy and Jefferson did that.
Continue to remember our Armed Forces each day in your thoughts and prayers.
Here at home, continue to watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the
families of those called to active duty in service to America, helping out whenever and
however we can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149


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Walter and Coralene Rode cele-
brated their fiftieth wedding anniver-
sary on Thursday, January 25, 2007.
High school sweethearts, Walter-
Rode and Coralene Mincey met at
Fort Lauderdale High School in 1956
and married on January 25, 1957.
To commemorate this auspicious
occasion, their sons Jeff, Mark and
Tim threw a party at Petrello's Italian


Card Of Thanks
This article is written with a grate-
ful heart and deepest appreciation for
the expertise and professionalism of
the Gilchrist County EMS. On Mon-
day, December 4th, I felt the need to
summon the Gilchrist County EMS
to my home in Bell. Earlier in the
day my husband began experiencing
"indigestion" that was not.resolving
with traditional remedies. As a fur-
ther concern to me, he was perspir-
ing and experiencing nausea. He
kept assuring me that I should not be
concerned because he was certain the
problem was caused by something
he had eaten. Logic told me that he
was probably right due to the fact that
he had never experienced any heart
trouble in the past. After an hour or
so with no relief, I reluctantly called
911.
The Gilchrist County EMS team
arrived within minutes of my call. I
explained my husband's symptoms
to them. As my husband sat on the
couch they immediately began their
assessment of him. They were very
quick, professional, and decisive


Restaurant where they were joined
by over sixty members of their fam-
ily and friends.
On Sunday, January 28th, the cou-
ple renewed their vows' in a re-com-
mitment ceremony held at Bethel
Baptist Church. Walter and Coralene
have been residents of Trenton since
1999.


with every aspect of their interaction
with my husband. As a retired nurse
With over 25 years in the medical
field, their action was very comfort-
ing to me. Although his vital signs
were normal, they recommended
he be transported to the hospital for
a cardiac work-up. My husband
agreed and they loaded him into the
ambulance.
As the ambulance was parked in
my front yard, my family and I began
coordinating our own transportation
to the hospital. Approximately five
minutes after my husband was put in
the ambulance arid while the ambu-
lance was still parked in my front yard
my husband "coded" (experienced
sudden death from a heart attack).
Through a small window in the back
of the ambulancewe watched in hor-
ror as the EMS team began to work
to save my husband's life. With the
same level of quick, professional and
decisive action exhibited a few mo-
ments before, they used their training
to bring my husband back from cer-
tain death to the loving arms of me
and his family.
: For these two'i-professionals I am.,


sure it was just another day on the
job. But for me and my family (four
children and 12 grandchildren) it
meant everything. I had my husband
back, and my family had their father
and grandfather back. It meant a
Christmas of celebration instead of
mourning. It meant Christmas shop-
ping instead of planning a funeral.
It meant having a second chance.
"Thank you" will never be enough
to the men and women who go to
work each day in an effort to save a
life. We are grateful beyond measure
to Paramedic Doug Hope and Jezell
Kotait, EMT for saving the life of
Wilber Whitley all in a day's work.
Jean Whitley



Happy Birthday wishes to Mike
Beauchamp, Kerry Waterman, Glen-
da Stewart, Jackie R. Barron, Terri
Pimental, Essie Lawson, and Kim
Delancey on February 1st; Wayne
Wilson, Joyce Graham, Ronnie Koltz,
Robin Perryman, and Ruth Campbell
on February 2nd; Daniel Pridgeon,
Chuck Williams, Jeremy Lawrence,
Hoss Adkins, and Tonya Wiggins
on February 3rd; Clint Smith, Gary
Lee Hatfield, Norman Czarniak,
and Patrick Castor on February 4th;
Della Aylor, Charlotte Kearney, and
Benjamin Colson on February 5th;
Quincey Kincaid, Gayle Brownf,
John Ayers, Matthew Langford, and
Dalton Parrott on February 6th; Gina
Colson, Tracie Home, Joey Holder,
Sr., Nicholas Turner, Jason Barron,
Louise Lee, and Cecelia Wiggins on
February 7th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Wayne and Minnie Stalvey, Mr. and
Mrs. Gordan Dasher, and Bruce and
Toni Kincaid on Febraury 1st; John
and Inge Mauthner on February 2nd;.
Dennis and Theresa Connatser on
February 3rd; Thomas and Hazel
Bryant on February 5th.


Recorded Marriages In
Gilchrist County
Werin Timothy Chance, 6/8/1928
of Newberry and Yvonne Myla Car-
lisle, 10/27/1939, of Trenton were
married in Newberry on 1/21/2007
at the Destiny Community Church
with Pastor Rocky T. McKinley of-
ficiating.
Michael Robert Dongelo,
7/17/1976 and Danielle Allsion Giles,
2/20/1979, both of Newberry, were
married on 12/31/2006 in Gainesville
by Lisa Weidner, notary public.
Richard Matthew Tooke,
1/30/1967, and Kelli Janeen Penley,
11/2/1968, both of Trenton, were
married on 1 2' 21' i" in Bell by Mrs.
Cynthia Chadwick, notary public.


Marriage Applications
in Gilchrist County
William E. Morgan, Jr., 4/24/1976,
and Heidi Lynn Davis, 7/27/1981,
both of Trenton.


Thomas Clayton
Delaino Graduates
From Basic Combat
Training
Army Pvt. Thomas Clayton Delai-
no has graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Columbia,
South Carolina.
During the nine weeks of training,
the soldier studied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received instruc-
tion and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching, rifle marks-
manship, armed and unarmed com-
bat, map reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military justice.system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Delaino is the son of Tim Delaino
of Williston, Florida and grandson of
Mr..and Mrs. George Delaino of Ce-
dar Key, Florida.


Register Now For
Florida Museum
Annual Thomas Farm
Fossil Dig
The Florida Museum of Natural
History is accepting registrations
for its 16th annual fossil dig at the
Thomas Farm in Gilchrist County,
to be held April 10-15. Ornithology
curator David Steadman and other
Florida Museum scientists will lead
participants in excavating 18-mil-
lion-year-old fossils of many species,
including alligators, tortoises, horses,
birds, bats and lizards.
Registration for the event, "Hum-
mingbird Challenge III," includes
evening lectures by fossil experts,
guided morning nature walks and all
meals.
"Thomas Farm is a beautiful set-
ting and is considered one of North
America's premier fossil sites," said
group leader Steadman. "This is a
great trip for both novice and expert
fossil hunters and this year we will
continue our quest to find humming-
bird fossils at the site."
Registration deadline is March 30
and space is limited. Cost is $210
per person for two nights; additional
nights are $60 per person.
For more information or to register
for this fun-filled fossil dig, contact
Steadman by e-mail, dws@flmnh.-
ufl.edu, or call (352) 392-1721, ext.
464. i,


Michael Pallai Graduates From

Old Dominion University


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Pallai Graduates
Mr. Michael Pallai of Virginia
Beach, Virginia graduates from Old
Dominion University with a Bache-
lor's degree in business specializing
in finance. Commencement ser-
vices were held Sunday, December
17,-2006 in Norfolk. Attending the
service were: his parents, Debra and
William Krystofiak; brother Joseph;
his grandparents, Connie and Tom
Lisk of Mission Viejo, California; his
aunt Darlene Schuler of Chiefland;
and friend, Lizette.
For a graduation celebration, Mi-


New Craft Club Coming
To Trenton
A Craft Club is forming at the
Trenton United Methodist Church
that is open to anyone who enjoys
.doing crafts of any kind. The group
will meet on the first Wednesday of
each month at 10:00 a.m., beginning
on February 7th, and will meet in the
room next to the Church Office.
Anyone who would like to join this
group is cordially invited to come
and join in the fellowship of other
Crafters. This is a nion-denonmiia-
tional club and is open to anyone m
our area.


chael chose Shogun Japanese Steak-
house Seafood and Sushi Bar for
dinner. Darlene spent the week in
Virginia with family. Some of the
week was spent with Joe's puppy, Le-
roy, a Labordor Retriever and a good
time was.had by all. Michael has a
bright future ahead in business, as
well as his musical pursuits withhis
band "Bound." Michal also writes
his own music. His uncle, Mark
Schuler could not attend but along
with the family we are all very proud
of Michael.
Darlene Schuler


We hope to see you there on Feb-
ruary 7th. For more information call
Jewell Young at (352) 463-9073 or
Janice Lee at (352) 463-1391.


American Legion

Hall Available
Meetings Parties
Weddings & Receptions

352-46-1501


LIL' FARMERS 4-H CLUB





We are having a great year. Below are some highlights from our banquet in September and some of our fun events

this year. Last year our group won many things at the Fair, including 3rd place in the Group Steer Contest. There

were several individual winners too. Thank you to L. R. Thomas, Inc. for donating our Club Steer. Our club has

tripled in size this year and we appreciate Ms. Kim Colson and Ms. Connie Sanchez for doing such a great job

for us. Our Officers are: Hunter Parrish (President), Bruce Thomas (Vice President), Brooks Parrish (Secretary),

Brett Colson (Treasurer), KayLee Crawford (County Council) and Raychel Thomas (Reporter). We are looking

forward to an awesome 2007 Suwannee River Fair. Thank you to all of the directors who work hard for us too.

Looking for more great news from Lil' Farmers to come soon.

Respectfully Submitted, Raychel Thomas.















Having a great time at 2006 Livestock judging Team Feeding the Cane Mill Thank you Mr Marty and Ms. Connie
Cane Grinding on the Thomas Farm First Place Ready to make syrup for feeding our Club steer all year
Cane Grinding on the Thomas Farm First Plae Ready to make syrup for feeding our Club steer all year.


November Thanksgiving Breakfast
Cane Grinding Thomas Farm


2006 Dairy Judging Team Thank you Mr Tommy and Ms. Elaine
Second Place for all your help with our Club.


Thank you Gilchrist County
Cattleman for your support ofyouth!


Walter and Coralene Rode
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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1,2007


"Sunshine Disciples" Visit Ayers Health And Rehab Center.


Shown from left are Kay Putchaven, Nancy Dean, Alice St. John, Eirlys Rawcliffe and "Ollie", Junie Burr,
Francis Hudson, Alice Martin, and Gerry Jesk.


Shown is Eirlys Rawcliffe and her Goffin Cockatoo "Ollie".


Sunshine Disciples
On Monday, January 15th, our La-
dies Brunch was sponsored by the
Sunshine Disciples from Chiefland
United Methodist Church. Our ladies


were treated with wonderful sand-
wiches, fruit, cookies, deviled eggs,
brownies, and much more. A won-
derful spread of delicious food was
prepared. Accordion music and sing-


Trenton United
Methodist Church
9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 m Wednesday Bible Study
X,,, Ni rTsh', provided i-12 wJly Alorniing, ,.,
2Q3-N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.

f Come & Worship with us at
I Christian Fellowship Community Church
1879 South US Hwy-129, Bell, Florida 32619
Rev. Randy Peters Pastor (352) 463-6012
Sunday School 9:30 am "... Upon this rock I will build
Morning Worship 10:30 am My 'church; and the gates of
Evening Worship 6:00 pm hell shall notprevail against
Wed. Night/Youth 7:00 pm it." Matt. 16:18
Located 7 miles north Trenton & 3 miles south of Bell

WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (SBe
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING c PWORSHIP .................................... AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................................ 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM

PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE $AVED TO SERVE "


FARM TOY SHOW


Saturday

Feb. 3, 2007


FARM TOYS TRUCKS
BUY SELL TRADE
DOOR PRIZE EVERY HOUR!


OLD TRACTOR PARADE
12:00 noon

Oak View Middle School
Newberry, Florida
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Admission $4.00 Free Parking
Presented by Newberry Lions Club
Call 352-495-2735 for more information.


ing was a treat for our Ladies.
Everyone has an opportunity to
tell a little bit about their lives before
coming to Ayers Health and Reha-
bilitation Center. How interesting to
hear stories of their lives, waitress-
es, housewives, keyhole punchers,
etc. Then Eirlys Rawcliffe brought
a Goffin Cockatoo, better known as
"Ollie." He entertained the residents
by visiting and his owner told them
all about the Bird Rescue Eirlys got
him from.
What a wonderful morning our
residents had, visiting, eating, sing-
ing, and being entertained.
Lovely lap robes were made for


our residents by these wonderful la-
dies. Thank you to our volunteers
"Sunshine Disciples" for making our
Ladies Brunch a very enjoyable one.


Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department's
February 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
7:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3,
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 neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of February
(and every month)!


Monday Friday 6am 2pm
Daily Breakfast & Lunch Buffet
Featured Items:
Chicken & Dumplings Quail
Pork Chops Mullet
Shrimp Catfish
Frog Legs Swamp Cabbage
463-7773
321 North Main Street Trenton


W...e Welcome You To
VIMt. NRebo Bapist 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 pmn
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
f 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.....................0:30 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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Fundraiser To Help Mr. Willy

Coarsey Is Scheduled For


February 9th




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Mr. Willy Coarsey
Willy Coarsey
Fundraiser
Friends And Neighbors Come To-
gether To Help A Friend In Need.
The community of Bell and Gil-
christ County is uniting together for
a fund raising program to benefit
Willy Coarsey of Bell. The life long
Gilchrist County resident has been
diagnosed with serious health com-


plications that have left him unable
to work.
The friends and family are asking
the public to support this barbecue
dinner fundraiser that will be held on
Friday, February 9, 2007 at the Bell
Community Center.


Old-Fashioned Plow
Day To Be Held At
Dudley Farm Historic
State Park
Dudley Farm Old-Fashioned Plow
Days will transport visitors to a by-
gone era as draft horses and mules
plow the crop fields at the Historic
State Park on Friday and Saturday,
February 2nd and 3rd.
The farm activities are from 10:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m. both days with wagon
rides, craft activities, food, and self-
guided tours of the 1880's working
farmstead. The farm is located on SR
26 (Newberry Rd.), four miles East
of Newberry and seven miles West of
1-75 exit 387.
Admission is $4.00 per car. For
more information, please call (352)
472-1142 or email at www.flori-
dastateparks.org/dudleyfarm.


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Assembly of God
9579 US-129 S Trenton, Florida
463-,7004
You can make a difference!
Services:


Sunday School
Praise & Worship/KidZone
Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service &
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Pastor:
7 pm Don & Jerri Lunsford


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

SSunday 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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Welcomes You!
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Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

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Call 463-2038 for more information
or
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


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Springhouse Quilter's
News
Last week Springhouse quilters
were busy with several different ac-
tivities. On Tuesday, the day group,
with 20 ladies present were eager to
get started on the Nickel Quilt project
which was being taught by Barbara
Parks, and the night group of begin-
ners started their classes with Diane
Schweder. Then on Thursday, Diane
was again busy with the day group


of beginners with their first begin-
ning class. The first class for both
groups was an overview and history
of Springhouse Quilters and the sam-
pler patterns they will be making dur-
ing the beginner classes. The classes
will last for approximately 8 weeks.
At the end of this time, the sampler
quilts will be ready to be assembled
and quilted.
A total of 10 ladies will be involved
in the beginner classes. Instructors
will be experienced Springhouse


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quilters. One of the first blocks will
be the Rail Fence block with begin-
Sning quilters learning how to make
the required perfect, quarter-inch
Squilt seam during this session of the
classes. Included in the classes will
be a session on hand quilting the fin-
ished quilt. The classes will last for
Approximately 8-10 weeks. Each
member will make enough blocks for
at least a large wall hanging.
S' Show and Tell will soon be full of
*' :" beautifully quilted sampler quilts and
:- Nickel Quilts along with other beau-
tiful quilts that members of Spring-
house are always dreaming up.
For information on Springhouse
Quilters, please contact Jan Litzinger
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Suwannee Valley Leagues basketball games are underway and the kids are having a "ball." Shelby
Stokes with the Riverland Mortgage Team has control of her team's ball and makes her way down court to
make a nice lay up against the Mac Johnson Roofing Team. Carleigh Hartzog does her best to get in front
of Shelby and block her attempt.


Sign Up Now For
Suwannee Valley
Leagues Baseball And
Softball Teams
Now is the time to sign up for
the Suwannee Valley Leagues
baseball and softball teams. To
sign your child up for baseball or
softball visit McArthur Park Sat-
urday mornings from 9:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m.

4-Pets Sake
You don't want to miss this if you
are into antiques and collectibles.
There is a ton of items such as rock-
ers, bird cages, pictures, a vanity with
a triple mirror, a penny scale, and
much more. The auction will be held
Sat. Feb. 17th at 1pm, and the loca-
tion is Newberry City Hall.
The word premium on your pet
food does not imply that it meets or
exceeds nutritional standards; it is
just a marketing term. An example is
in selecting cat food, remember cats
are carnivores. Read the labels. If the
words wheat, corn, or other grains is
listed as a first or second ingredient,
it should not be considered as a qual-
ity product. Protein sources such as
poultry, beef, or fish if listed as the
first ingredient is accepted as a qual-
ity food. Dr. Delaney at the Univ. of
Calif. advises owners to select prod-
ucts that have the initials AAFCO on
the label. AAFCO is the acronym for
the Association of Feed Control Of-
flicials and they set the nutrient levels


S, ; a -:' -: for maintenance for cats and kittens.
Enjoy the week. Renee Emenecker
Borrow money from a pessimist- 386-935-0975 OR 866-727-2972
they don't expect it back. email fourpetssake@alltel.net


World War II Veterans
And Proud Of It
The WWII Veterans Club will meet
on Thursday, February 8th at 11:30
a.m. at the Lighthouse in Fanning
Springs. Fifty-two members and
friends were present when we met at
Akins Bar-B-Q in Bell in January. It
was a joyous occasion. In congratu-
lating one couple, Richard and Flor-
ence Egles on their 60th wedding an-
niversary we found that five couples
had done the same. Then those mar-
ried 50 years were counted, at which
point we decided we could enter the
Guinness Book of Records. War sto-
ries were exchanged and a good time
was had by all.
Today, Thursday, February 1st at
1 p.m., Mike Bogosta will be laid to
rest at the Military Cemetery in Bush-
nell. Mike was a faithful member of
our organization. He will be missed.
All WWII veterans are welcome
to join in the camaraderie. If you
have any questions, please call DIck
Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.

Sea Cadet Interviews
Planned For
February 9th
The United States Naval Sea Ca-
det Corps has openings for a limited
number of young people ages 13-17
to join the crew of the Nautilus Divi-
sion. The interviews will be held on
February 9th in Chiefland.
To set an appointment for an inter-
view, or to get additional information
about the interviews, please contact
Lt.Judah at (352) 493-4209, For fur-
ther information about this National
and International Program, go to
www.seacadets.org.


Gilchrist Cattlemen To
Hold Annual Fundraiser
Steak Supper
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 7:00
p.m., Trenton Elementary School
Cafeteria, is the place to be for a great
steak, fellowship and entertainment.
Make your plans to attend by con-
tacting a cattlemen member or come
by the Extension Office, at 125 E.
Wade Street in Trenton to pick up
a ticket for a $15.00 donation. The
members are planning to serve a
good steak with all the trimmings for
your enjoyment.

Friends Of The Springs
Want You To Join Their
Support Group On
February 10
Everyone is invited to join the
Friends of Fanning and Manatee
Springs Support Group called FOM-
SP Inc. Dixie, Levy, and Gilchrist
Counties are welcome to our annual
meeting at Fanning Springs State Park
on Saturday, February 10, 2007.
We will enjoy a brief noon meet-
ing and introduction, then a long,
delicious lunch with entertainment,
door prizes, and much more. Park
entrance is free with new member-
ship (Individual $10, Family $20,
Sponsorship $50, Business $100). A
new membership table will be set up
at the Ranger Station entrance.
Come out and meet the folks who
work and play in, these Tri-County
Treasuires--our stateqparks.
For more information, please call
Carlton Pierce at 352-490-8335.


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Chamber
Corner
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce would like to welcome
our newest Chamber Members:
Libby's Beauty and Barber Shop
which is owned by Libby Kline and
is located at 3249 W. Railroad Lane
(behind Akin's BBQ) in Bell, Florida
32619. The phone number at Libby's
is (352) 463-0888, the fax number
is (386) 935-0777 and the e-mail is
lcwebster@winterstream.net.
Duron Williamson Tree Service is
owned by Duron Williamson and
is located at 2219 NW 46th Street,
in Bell, Florida 32619. The phone
number at the tree service is (352)
318-3610, the fax is (386) 935-2180
and the email is Books&Trees@aol.
com.
Integrity Builders of Florida is
owned by Jay Jolicoeur and is located
at 1885 SW 65th Drive in Gainesville,
Florida 32607. To contact Integrity
Builders you can mail to P.O. Box
142684, Gainesville, Florida 32614.
If you wish to contact them call
(352) 262-2621, fax'(352) 332-9193
or email at jay@integritybuildersfl.
com. See their website at www.
integritybuilders.com.
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce is putting out a call for all
caterers, graphic designers, musicians
and Map Producers in our area. We
would like to compile a list of each
category to keep on file for all future
projects, events and future inquiries
from Chamber members. If you are
interested in being on our list please
contact Maureen at the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce at
(352) 463-3467 or (352) 463-4047.


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First place finishers from left to right are as follows: Kristine Kiser,
Tyler Reed, Orin Sheppard, Charity Ware, Kristina Rivera, Joy Naz-
worth, Stephanie Grieves, Andi Jones, Brittany Speck, Katie Han-
kins, and Amber Forshaw.


Second place finishers from left to right are: Robby Heck, Kaitlin Mar-
tin, Arialle Spencer, Travis Zeagler, Chelsea Meyer, Manny Bonnell,
Jessica Smith, Jady Gray, Kristen Burke, Craig Rivera, and Stacey
Phillips.

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school age and attend TES, TMS, or THS.
Applications can be picked up at Trenton Elementary,
Trenton High School, Daycares, Gilchrist County
Journal or by contacting Ronda Adkins at 472-2344 or
April Akins at 463-2264.

Applications are to be turned in by Monday, February 5,
2007 to Ronda Adkins or April Akins at TES.
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bett, Amanda Gargano, Cody Spencer, Bradley Rhodes, and Schiefer
Buckles.
HOSA Bell FFA Alumni
Thirty six students from the Bell e n Alu i
High School Academy of Allied Meeting
Health Professions recently partici- The Bell FFA Alumni will hold its
pated in the region II competition of monthly meeting on Thursday, Febru-
the Health Occupations Students of ary 8, 2007. The meeting will begin
America (HOSA). Twenty-nine of at 7:00 p.m. at the Bell Ag Building.
these students qualified to advance to A covered dish, dinner will be
the state competition which will be served. The drinks and paper goods
held at Daytona Beach April 12-15. will be provided by the Alumni.
HOSA is a national career and All parents, grandparents, past FFA
technical student organization that members, and all adults interested in
provides a unique program of lead- supporting the Bell Ag Program 'are
ership development, motivation, and invited to attend.
recognition exclusively for middle Linda Brown
school, secondary, postsecondary, Reporter
adult and collegiate students. Com-
petitive events for these students in-
clude writing and speaking events, Bell Elementary School
parliamentary procedure, and clinical Second Nine Weeks
skills tests on many different medi- eon ne
cally related topics. A- Honor Roll


Bulldog Basketball
Weekly Wrap-Up
by Sean Boutwell
The Bulldogs started the week on
Monday at home against St. Johns.
The Varsity girl's game was a strong
defensive match up. Neither offense
could get in a rhythm and the first
half was low scoring. The Lady Bull-
dogs held the lead at half time 19-16.
In the second half the Lady Bulldogs
were able to pull away thanks to Amy
Ergle's offense and Hannah Hudson's
defense. Amy finished the game with
16 points. Hannah had 4 blocks, 5 re-
bounds, and 3 steals. The Lady Bull-
dogs won the game 57-41.
The Varsity guy's gmjine w wasn't \ 'en
close from the start. The Bulldogs
srggted,q,qyik ., _d-,,nded, 'St. John's,
chances of winning even quicker. The
Bulldogs' bench got playing time and
made the best of it. Justin Johnson
took advantage of the opportunity to
play and scored 9 points. Tyson Rai-
ley lead the team with 16 points, 6 of
those points came from dunks. The
Bulldogs easily beat St. Johns and the
final score was 63-38.
Tuesday the varsity guys traveled
to Gainesville to play St. Francis
High School. The Bulldogs were
excited about the chance to play
against University of Florida basket-
ball coach Billy Donovan's son, who
is also named Billy Donovan. The
Bulldogs played a good first half and
led 44-29 at half time. In the second
half St. Francis rallied a come back
but the Bulldogs were able to hang on
to the lead and win the ball game 80-
74. Four of the five Bulldogs' starters
scored in double digits showing their
unselfish game play at its best.
SFriday the Bulldogs celebrated
senior night at home. The Bulldogs
were up against Aucilla Christian.
It wasn't much of a contest as the
Bulldogs easily won the game 77-
37. Tyson Railey had 28 points, 8 re-
bounds and 3 steals. Trent Shepherd
hit 7 threes to score 21 points. David
Bailey had 10 points, 9 assists, and
2 blocks. These three men led their
Bulldogs to victory and each has had
a phenomenal season. Trent and Ty-
son had each set new individual sin-
gle season school records by the end
of the week. Tyson broke the dunk
record and currently has 11 this sea-
son. Trent broke the individual three
points shot record, he has 54 three
shots on the season.


Bell Band Booster Meet-
ing For Thursday, Feb-
ruary 1st
The Bell Band Booster's regularly
,scheduled meeting is this Thursday,
February 1st, at 7 p.m. in the Band
Room.
We will be "fine-tuning" our "Eve-
ning of the Arts Dinner Theater"
plan. This major fundraising event
takes place on February 8th, begin-
ing at 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Elemen-
tary Cafeteria (tickets available at the
door Adults $12, age 12 and under
$6). Come and help, the students
need our support!
If there are any questions please
email Debbie Norton-Aronowicz at
www.president@purplepowerhouse-
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FIRST GRADE
A
Joseph Byrd
Jackson Gray
Ronald Mathis
Abigail Thomas
Chloe Watson
Autumn Aderholt
Rebecca Douglas
Ashley Hayes
Crystal Joyner


Kameron, Knight
Jared Thomas
Hailie White
Sara O'Sullivan
Molly O'Sullivan
Sarah Donehew
lan Leonard
Jacob Smith
Taylor Stanley
Luke Taylor
Lizzie Williams
Hunter Cox
Madison Hodge
Philip Valvo
Seth Diepersloot
Janet Carranza
Zachary Edmonds
Sarah Griffith
Ryan Jacques
Emma Brady
Caleb Croft
Cameron Irwin
Michael Ivey
Kamryn Kinsey
Cameron White
SECOND GRADE
A
Rebecca Deutsch
Molly Falk
Clay Hutto
Dillon Paulling
Jaycee Thomas
Michael Trantham
Taylor Galban
A.J. Home
Taylor Mauldin
Bryan Mayo
Morgan Rose
Wesley White
Talia Whitley
Jason Jenkins


Cassandra Barren
Kelsey Cox
Charleen Hitt
Joseph Jacobs
Baylee Rolling
Michaelah Sundberg
Christian Whiting
Tracey Dennis
Houston Pope
Kassidy Renick
Cole White
Emilie Young
Raychel Thomas
Stephanie Stalvey
Jacob Robinson
Brandon Richardson
Shelbie Hutto
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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

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

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


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


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign.and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of.equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
assessment.
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
GilchriSt County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138 -
Trenton, Florida 32693
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Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
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A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
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THS Engineering Academy Builds Bridges


Front Row (kneeling left to right): Peter Crane, Kyle Woods, Mike Elliot, Brandon Riggs, Andy Jones, Ja-
cob Hogle, Anderson Buckles. Back Row (standing left to right): Colbie Reed, Jacob Wilson, Robert Young,
CJ Silliven, Corey Flanders, Justin Douglas, Mr. Barselou.


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THS Engineering
Academy News
Once again the Trenton High School
Engineering Academy students began
their day with a new design problem.


Each student was required to design
a steel truss bridge capable of sup-
porting 80,000 pounds of load while
spanning a 200-foot wide section of
river. In addition, they were required


to use no more than 37,500 pounds of
steel in their design. That meant that
the bridge itself would weigh less
than one half the weight of the load
being supported by the bridge span-
ning 200 feet!
The problem seemed simple
enough. Almost too easy some
thought. Then the details of the proj-
ect were explained and a timeline es-
tablished. The students were given
just three days to design a bridge to
support the 80,000 pounds of "live
load," typically the vehicular and pe-
destrian traffic utilizing the bridge.
The pressure was on. Computer mod-
eling software was employed in the
initial design to generate the math-
ematical models needed to allow the
students the opportunity to evaluate
their respective bridges for strength
and efficiency. With the calculations
provided in the mathematical models
students could then determine the
type and actual amount of load be-
ing applied to each member of the
bridge. The students learned that
typical bridge forces consist of either
compression (crushing force) or ten-
sion (stretching force). The model-
ing then showed the actual load (or
force), measured in thousands of
pounds, that was being applied to
each member of the truss bridge. This
data, commonly called the bridge
member efficiency ratio, allowed the
students to either increase steel sizing
in areas of the bridge that were being
overloaded or to reduce steel sizing,,
in areas that were under-utilizing :he
larger, heavier steer members.
As the engineering students ven-
tured into the world of truss bridge
design, they were constantly con-
fronted by the need to effectively
apply mathematics to their designs.
Students quickly learned that the
triangle was the strongest geomet-
ric shape due to its internal stability
and its ability to effectively transfer
load equally to all three sides. This
knowledge allowed them to refine or
redesign aspects of their bridges to
improve overall efficiency and thus
increase strength while at the same
time lowering the total bridge weight
and overall cost.
Once the initial design was com-
plete and the truss bridge members
refined to their maximum possible ef-
ficiency ratings, the engineering stu-
dents moved the modeling data into
the AutoCAD-2006 software to be-
gin development of a set of scale con-
struction drawings. The AutoCAD
program, or computer aided drafting
and design, allowed the engineering
students to scale down the 200-foot
bridge to a one-tenth model that was
actually 2 feet in length. Steel was
sized and all intersecting members
designed to provide the maximum
load bearing capacity for the bridge.
At each of the bridge member in-
tersection points, typically called
"joints," students were instructed to
design and install gusset plates. Gus-
set plates typically add reinforcement
and strength to multiple member
joints in structural items like truss
bridges, crane booms or roof trusses.
With finalized construction draw-
ings plotted from the computers the
students were ready to undertake the
construction of their truss bridges.
Each student constructed two of
their bridge designs, one gusset plat-
ed and one non-gusset plated. Each
bridge was an exact 1/10th scale
model of the actual design construct-
ed using balsa wood for the left and
right bridge trusses as well as balsa
wood for the bridge top and deck.
Once the four components were con-
structed, the bridges were assembled


and weighed on a scale. Typically the
bridges weighed in at as little as 11.5
grams up to 23.5 grams. Although
these numbers might seem large,
even the heaviest bridge constructed
weighed in at less than one ounce!
The final step for the engineering
students in the bridge building pro-
cess was to load, test and evaluate
the efficiency of their bridges. Each
bridge was placed in a "crusher" and
weight was added until the bridge
suffered catastrophic failure. Once
the "point of failure" was determined
for each bridge, spreadsheets were
developed and "trend lines" estab-
lished. Students learned that even
though the triangle reinforced truss
bridges weighed in at less than one
gram, most took loads in excess of
200,to 300 times their actual weight.
The addition of gusset plates to their
respective designs, even at the cost of
the additional weight, proved highly
beneficial. The gusset plated bridges
overall strength to weight ratio in-
creased from 200 to 300 times their
actual weight up to 300 to 500 times
the actual bridge weight! The lesson
of simple triangulation and gusset
plating to increase strength in man-
made objects has become invaluable
to all engineers everywhere.
Welcome to a day in the life of a
Trenton High School Engineering
Academy student! If this sounds
like something that might interest
you and you're a student in the Gil-
christ County school system, please
feel free to contact Mr. Don Barselou
(Academy Director) at Trenton High
School or send him an e-mail at
HYPERLINK "mailto:barseloud@
mygcsd.org."


Bell Band To Present
Evening Of The Arts
Dinner Theater
February 8th
On Thursday, February 8th, the
Bell Band program will present its
Third Annual "Evening of the Arts"
Dinner Theater at the Bell Elemen-
tary Cafetorium.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m.
with guests transported to the inti-
macy of an Italian caf6 in an Italian
landscape. Guests will be greeted
by Middle and High School Band
students as their hosts and waiters
(moustaches, hats and all). The menu
for the evening is lasagna, spaghetti
and meatballs, salad, breadsticks and
lots of yummy desserts.
The evening's entertainment will
showcase the talents of Bell School
students in instrumental, vocals and
dancing routines.
Tickets for the event are $12.00
for adults and $6.00 for 12 ydars and
under.
Proceeds will benefit the Bell Band
Program. We invite you to join us,
with your family or valentine, for a
night of excellent Italian cuisine and
exceptional entertainment.
Lisa Boutwell


Bell High School
Classes Of 1942-1948
To Have Reunion
The Bell High School classes of
1942-48 will have their class reunion
on Saturday, February 17th, at the
Lighthouse in Fanning Springs from
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please
call Clyde Townsend at (386) 935-
1065.


Kindergarten Is "Beary" Fun


Kindergarten is "beary" fun! Shown here is Mrs. Deen's Kindergar-
ten class at TES. They have been studying bears, and they brought
their own bears on Friday. The bears learned a lot. Pictured are: Front
row: Taylor Baxter, Maria Lopez, Hunter Bean, Jakob Russo, Austin
Fletcher, and Wesley Castor. Middle row: Tara Denson and Donte
Norris. Back row: Cheyenne Gregory, Lydia Coon, Marci Chapman,
Mrs. Deen, and Eddie Petersen.
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diva.
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School JROTC Raider Team for
qualifying for the State Raider Meet.
At the recent Area 2 Raider Meet,
the Bell Raider Team took first place
competing against Taylor County
High School and Columbia County'
High School Raider teams. Sarah
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events. The Army Physical Fitness
Test; which is two minutes of push-
ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a
two mile run. The next event was
first-aid; which included an over-
all evaluation of a victim followed
by a one-mile litter carry. The third


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event was the rope bridge, followed
by land navigation, which consisted
of a written exam and completing a
compass course. The last event was
the five-mile relay. Everyone enjoyed
the competition and fellowship with
each school's cadets.
Cadet Corporal Stephan.
Assistant Public Affairs Officer

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Sarah Blankenship
FIFTH GRADE
A
Garrett Floyd
Raeann Meyerhoff
Victoria Ryan
Megan Sites
Bruce Thomas
Melanie Beasley
Caitie Hartsifeld
Lindsay Mathis
August Megargle
Bell Elementary School Second
Nine Weeks A-B Honor Roll
FIRST GRADE
A-B
Jarrett Cannon
Emily Heilig
.Cisco Lopez
Lane Lovett
Corey Baumann
Kelsy Floyd
Zachary Henry
Terek Liles
Blike Pian
Ryan Stalvey
Bryan Turner
Brittney Anderson
Gianni DiPanfilo
Hailey Burch
Logan Altopp
Eric Fox
Reese Rankin
Mason Richardson
Juli Waddle
Johnny Casterline
Dale Douglas
Cheali Huffman
SECOND GRADE
A-B
Alex Chason
Abigale Bell
Nichols Bryan
Brook Davis
Jarrett Douglas
Madison Hill
Amber Rehberg
Kenny Freeman
Madison Holder
Courtney Irvin
Gabby Mikell
Lane Ordway
Conner Townsend
Cortney Bracewell
Jeff Jacobs
Katie Powell
Haley Sinni
Dawson Stone
Ire Langford
Lupita Mendoza
Ilham Mkuu
Jasmyne Moore
THIRD GRADE
A-B
Gabriel Crannaza\
Faith Godwin
Rodney Hoffman
Alex Kincaid
Jordan Malecki
Brooks Martin
Chance Rolling
Branden Thomas
Selena Thomas
Devin Townsend
Nathan Ward
Evan Wilson
Matthew Brooks
'Vanessa Carranza
Rebecca Yarbrough
Austin Day
Kirsten Shannon
Shelby White
Austin Aderholt
Georgeanna Braswell
Lacey Brooker
Justin Coney
Samantha Davis
Bryce Denham
Cole Diepersloot
Jacob Floyd
Shelby Geiger
James Orkney
Wade Thornton
James Woods
Garrett Caldwell
Rachel Douglas


Bell Resident Presents Eagle

Scout Project To High Springs


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David Lopez
Gaige McCray
Christian Porta
Shelbi Shannon
FOURTH GRADE
A-B
Austin Bivens
Logan Cutts
James Dechow
Colton Douglas
Taylor Ferguson
Courtney Hayes
Jesse Hunter
Cassidy Panchyshyn
Ricky Pinna
Audrey Powers
Michael Smith
Austin Thomas
Chad Barnes
Cody Ellinger
Robyn Messier
Robert Monica
Chelsey Rogers
Joseph Sanders
Emily Trigg
Theya Turner
Erik Walker
Colby Whitby
Adiranna Hodge
FIFTH GRADE
A-B
Brianna Alongi
Karrah Broadie
Travis Bryant
Keegan Renick
Serinity Shumake
Tiffany Edenfield
Samuel Gray
Garrett Brady
Chelsea Standridge
Jarrait Humphries
Cassidy Hodge
Benjamin Thibodaux
Ashley Butka
Kristin Martin
Zack Cousineau
Ryan Cumbie
Andrew Griffith
Emily Hodge
Cameron Hurne
Brittany Jones
Shelby Langford
Lorena Murray
Sabrina Myer
Katelyn Sheffield
Carson Stewart
Jessica Taylor
Kati Thomas
Bryan Thompson
Adia Valdes
Nikki Bolender
Courtney L. Cannon
Brandon Denham
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Logan McRoberts, left, is presenting the Eagle Scout project note-
book to the Mayor of High Springs.


Eagle Scout
Logan McRoberts, a Bell resident
and Eagle Scout candidate presented
his Eagle Scout project to the mayor
of High Springs at the city council
meeting January 11,2007.
The notebook the student present-
ed involved organizing the scouts
in Troop 69 to document the houses
over 50 years old in the northeast
quadrant of the municipality. The
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from a list provided by the city. Lo-
gan then compiled the information by
lot number and produced a notebook
documenting the homes. This project
was inspired by Mr. Jim Penland the
High Springs city attorney and previ-
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Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
January 25th at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. After the overnight
rain members finally got to the Muse-
um and quilting went on until about 2
p.m. There is always two or three or
four at the four quilts that are being
worked on.
Tuesday, Jarrod and seven boys
were out and they really did a day's
work. We had two 80 yard rolls of
batting that comes from North Car-
olina. Three boys measured, cut,
folded, and tied batting to be used
this year for our quilting. Two boys
cracked and hulled out pecans and all
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do the many things that keep our mu-
seum going great.
Marie and I will be going to Tampa
to take the quilts., crafts and dolls to
the State Fair. Some will, be going
Tuesday to help judge and what a
great time we have. Then on the 13th
of February we go back on the bus to
see what has ribbons.
Dinner was so great today. It
seems we have. the best cooks and
today was fried potatoes, collards,
and corbread, Lasagna and cuban
bread, fruit salads, chocolate pie, and
Janelle's pound cake.
There were 20 members present
and 1 guest.
Winnelle Horne


an existing rating of permanent and
total disability in place of the re-
quired private physician's statement.
Veterans may request the VA Form
21-0172 by telephone or letter to the
VA Regional Office. The request
should provide sufficient information
to identify the veteran's record, the
year for which certification is need-
ed, and the address to which the VA
Form 21-0172 is to be sent.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
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Verification Report (EVR) to verify
the continued eligibility of recipients
of its income-based programs (Pen-
sion and Parents' Dependency and In-
demnity Compensation). Release of
EVRs to claimants is set for the end
of December of each year. A claimant
must be in receipt of income-based
benefits by the end of August to be
included in the current year review.
Awards processed in September
or later are included in the next year.
Those beneficiaries exempted from
the requirement to file an EVR will
receive a letter each year informing
them that any change in income or
dependency status must be reported
to VA. Beneficiaries receiving in-
come-based VA benefits who do not
receive either the EVR or the letter
should contact VA and verify that
VA has the correct mailing address
for them. The deadline for return of
EVRs is March 1st. Failure to return
a properly completed EVR when re-
quested to do so by VA will result in
suspension and eventual termination
of a payee's income-based benefits.
EVRs should be returned in the en-
velopes provided to the VA Pension
Maintenance Center, PO Box 42000,
Philadelphia PA 19101. The VA
Pension Maintenance Center can be
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Salvation Army Visits Local Nursing Homes


Ayers Health and Rehab
Alaura Brown (Mrs. Weaver's great granddaughter), Parker Yates a Salvation Army Volunteer, resident
Bashia Weaver, resident Callie Humphries and Denise Hudson a Salvation Army volunteer.


Basics On VA Benefits
And Federal Income
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Heei are the basics on VA benefits
and Federal income taxes: All VA-
benefits are exempt from taxation
and should not be reported to IRS.
This includes the VA Work Study
Pto-ram. Moneys paid to partici-
pants in the Work Study program are
educational assistance benefits paid
under the same Chapter under which
-he student is receiving educational
assistance.
VA does not issue W-2 or 1099
forms, with one exception: amounts
of overpayments that are waived by
VA are taxable income, and are re-
ported js such to-the IRS 11099 form
suedd .. --. .
Secondarn initresrtoo NA1 benefits
ra\ be taxable. For example f a fVA
benieficurn deposits his or her com-
pensation check in an interest-bear-
ing account, the interest is not tax
exempt. VA benefits are subject to
collection for tax liens, i.e. in cases
where the beneficiary owes the IRS.


Military Retired Pay: Veterans in
receipt of military retired pay who
are awarded VA compensation bene-
fits retroactively may claim an exclu-
sion from their income in the amount
of VA compensation they would have
received had they not been in receipt
of military retired pay. Affected vet-
erans should claim the exclusion by
submitting the award letter show-
ing the amount and effective date of
compensation they would have re-
ceived bit for the receipt of military
retired pay. IRS instructions tell af-
fected veterans to submit a "VA Form
20-8993." VA Form 20-8993 is the
award letter. If the veteran doesn't
have it, VA can provide a letter in
lieu of it.
VA\Form 21-01"2 Certification of
Permanent and Total Disiailiry for,-.
.ntemal ReenueSnr\ice OIRS iPur-
poses: Claiiiants of tiie IRS Dissitl-
I) Income Exclusion are required to
submit a certificate attesting to per-
manent and total disability. Under
an agreement with the IRS, IRS will
accept a VA certification on VA Form
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Gilchrist County Farm "
Bureau Recognizes Food ir
Check-Out Week ,
The cost of food in America re-
mains affordable. According to the.
latest statistics compiled by the agri-
culture Department's (USDA's) Eco- ..
nomic Research Service, American .
fainilies and individuals currently .TI
spend, on average, just under 10 per-
cent of their disposable personal in- oe
come for food. g.
Applying that statistic to the calen- fl,^ 9
dar year means the average household ;_ IY ,< ..e
will have earned enough disposable
income, that portion of income avail- Tri-County Nursing Home
able for spending or saving, to pay Barbara Chumney the Activities Director at the nursing home, Elaine Williams the daughter of resident
for its annual food supply in about Charlotte Philman, Denise Hudson and Parker Yates who are Salvation .Ar lt volunteers,.,,
36 days, according to the G( Ichr Salvation Army 't
County Farm Bureau.Sa t Fleae Foundation will meet Febru- F 'inmore inforhtormation ci tic f'i -
In recognition of thl ill l Because need knows no sea~ on r ile ; a 7, 2007 at noon in the Lake City Take :Stck in ChilbaWiiPlogra~iSpe-
County Farm Bureau is celebrating Salvation Army provides assistance Community College Foundation cialist Rena Violette at 754-4392 or
February 4-10, 2007, as Food Check- to those in need 365 days a year. Board Room, downtown Lake City. 754-4433.
Out Week. One of the many services provided,
Not only is America's food sup- through your donations, by the local
ply the world's safest, but it's also chapter of the Salvation Army, is be- BELLS H ISTLE STOR GE
the most affordable, said Roy Wil- ing able to give a smile to our local
son, president of Gilchrist County residents in our nursinghomes by do- Pho e 386 294
Farm Bureau. "The safe, abundant eating gift packs. Phone. 386 294 .. 867
and affordable domestic food sup- Thank you for giving to the Salva-
ply, produced by America's farmers tion Army. You're an angel. Across from the Dollar General
and ranchers is responsible, at least in 1859 North Hwy 129
part, for our nation's increasing Stan- Gilchrist County Farm Bureau is
dard of living." a part of the Florida Farm Bureau Bell, FL
"Compared to food, Americans Federation, the state's largest gen-
work longer each year to pay fortheir eral-interest agricultural association
housing, federal taxes and medical with about 144,000 member-fami- 10 x 1 UNITS, 10 x 20 units & lOx 20 climate controlled available
care," Wilson said. lies. Headquartered in Gainesville,
According to the Tax Foundation, the Federation is an independent,
Americans must work 52 days each non-profit agricultural organization. Water Filtration Lic # CFCO51621
year to pay for health and medical More information about Florida
care, 62 days to pay for housing/ Farm Bureau is available on the or-
household operation and 77 days to ganization's website, http://Florida-
pay their federal taxes. FarmBureau.org.FE PLUM BING
Wilson said the affordable, high- WIN
quality food we enjoy as consumers Lake City Community ComWlete Plumbing Service
is a product of our successful food Co ete
production and distribution system, College Take Stock Drain Cleanting & Repair P 7 Days Service
as well as America's farmers and In Children Board 352-463-2202
ranchers continued access to effec- To Meet
tive and affordable crop protection The Take Stock in Children Board1
tools. of the Lake City Community Col-r386-935-4 616
This week should hold meaning for
most Americans, he said, "Although
we are concerned that some Ameri-
cans cannot afford to buy the food

Florida farmers play in pr ndiicingl the T R IC O U Nay
most affordable food in the world."
The percent of disposable person
income spent for food has declined
over the last 35 years. In 1970, it Cp IROPTI I C
took Americans 15 more days to earn
enough income to pay for their food
supply for the year., .\l.crding to r ni P tt So
USDA, food is more affordable to- "Care for the Entire Fainily" "
day due to a N ilen-iv.. t-.ip between
growth in per-capita incomes and the
amount of nionce spent for food.
This overall decrease is made more Available n Location: X-Rays, Physical Therapy &
notable by trends Idc i Ameri- Licensed Massage Therapist (MM0007612)
cans are buying more expensive con- Licensed Therapist \
venience foods, as well as more food
away from home .
USDA's latest -alitwic. compiled Most Insurance Accepted OFFICE HOURS
for 2005, includes food and non-al- Monday / Wednesday / Friday
coholic beverages consumed at home Major Medical 9 a.m. Noon & 2 p.m. 6 p.m.
and away from home. This includes Tuesday
food purchases from grocery stores Medicare/Medicaid 8 am 12:30 pm
and other retail outlets, including Most HMO's & PP 's Thursday
food purchases with food stamps and 8 a.m. Noon & 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
vouchers for the Women, Infants and Personal Injury/Auto Accidents
('lhl"lel (WIC) Iprora.i. The sta-
tistic also includes away-from-home Workers' Compensation
meals and snacks purchased by fami- WAal4-Ins W welcome
lies and individuals, as well as food
furnished to employees. 341
Food Check-Out Day tracks the 4 9 3 1 5 4 0 utnd Regional FTf cAt
amount of income needed by Ameri- Shopping Center cpcc
cans to purchase food on an annual 4 30 I
basis, Wilson said, "Despite a few us i
fluctuations over the past few years, 2220 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland WalnIr
food prices have remained relatively (Across from Wal-Mart Super Center) N Super Center
stable over time."


Page Nine


Lois Fink quilts for other people and this "Footprints" quilt was
q ilted for a man in Plant City. She also takes care of a big family.


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-. ._.. :- North Florida
.." Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
,stock Market in Bartow on Wednes-
day, January 24, 2007, were: this
S' '"' '" week 544, last week 509, and a year
:j'":iSlaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to
3.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers
steady to 2.00 higher. Quality was
l mostly average. Supply and demand
-. moderate. Slaughter cows and bulls
28 percent, feeder steer and heifers
under 600 pounds 66 percent. (30
percent steers and 36 percent heif-
ers), replacement cattle 6 percent.
'. Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
S ....... ... cent: 950-1190 (1047) 50.00-55.00
(52.69); 1200-1560 (1399) 50.00-
SI 58.00 (54.16); 1670-2000 (1762)
S.54.00-57.00 (55.09).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 850-1160 (931) 44.00-50.00
,. .(47.99).
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1215-1450
..... .. .. .. .. (1291) 60.00-67.00 (63.70); 1610-
-" 1990 (1790) 63.50-70.00 (66.35).
Olivia Rogers killed her first hog Monday, January 22, 2007, while Feeand Large 1-2: 205-235 (220)Bulls Medium
hunting with her dad on private property. and Large 1-2: 205-235 (220)
hunin 150.00-160.00 (155.34); 250-265
(258) 135.00-147.50 (140.01); 300-
Rim- $al tllIVl -=-M* 335 (312) 122.50-132.50 (127.10);
SeeIl Jlk 14... save more 350-375 (360) 114.00-117.50
(115.76); 400-405 (403) 106.00-
113.00 (109.65); 455-485 (474)
96.00-104.00 (99.63); 500-525 (510)
90.00-94.00 (91.76); 550-560 (552)
94.00-97.00 (95.75).
S" .. Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
S "' and Large 2-3: 200-235 (219) 120.00-
... 145.00 (130.92); 260-290 (270)
i' 120.00-130.00 (125.62); 300-340
(322) 110.00-120.5 0 (116.96); 350-
01 Kia Spectra "99 Crown Victoria 385 (368) 102.00-111.00 (106.09);
New Brakes. #250 #242 -Was $6995 00 400-425 (414) 94.00-102.00 (98.13);
450-485 (464) 92.00-97.00 (94.24);
.505-525 (515)'81.00-85.00 (83.01);
5. 50-575 (564) 82.00- 85.00 (84.00).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
120-2:200-225 (206) 135.00-145.00
"|" ": = "',. S s9(139.97); 250-265 (257) 120.00-
02 Grand Marquis '01 Ford Escape 135.00 (127.11); 300-335 (318)
#176-Was $1004400 #261 -Was$9,995O00 110.00-112.50 (110.89); 350-370
(362) 104.00-106.00 (104.58); 400-
.. ........ 430 (413) 93.00-102.00 (96.93); 450-4
':," .. .-- 465 (454) 90.00-99.00 (94.50); 500-
44. 530 (508) 88.00-93.00 (90.71).
S a. Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 205-215 (210) 115.00-125.00
'03 Chrysler PT Cruiser '99 GMC C/K1500 4WD (119.96); 250-290 (256) 110.00-
#259-Was$9.995 #157-Was$13,995,00 115.00 (112.77); 300-325 (314)
SALE 101.00-107.50 (105.59); 350-390
(369) 90.00-96.00 (93.63); 400-435
I. .(414) 83.00-90.00 (85.38); 450-480
S .. (468) 80.00-89.00 (85.10); 530-535
(555) 78,00-81.00 (79.81).
:- -. ..^ ^. ; (534) 81.50-85.00 (82.00) 550-565
'99 F-O50 Supercab Lariat '02 Expedition Bred Cows Mediu1and Large 1-2:
.750-785 (768) 53.506hL00 (57.16) 1-,
3 months-bred; 770-785 (778) 60.00-
.ow i68.00 (63.96) 4-6 months bred; 835-
985 (928) 59.00-60.00 (59.70) 1-3
months bred; 800-1100 (924) 59.00-
78.00 (66.32) 4-6 months bred.
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
'03 F-150 Supercrew '05 Hyundai Santa Fe 1-2:820-930 (880) 630.00-730.00
#163 -Was $16 ,995.00 #145-Was $19,065.00 1, C 30 C 33 7 300
... .. '- ,;-: (672.10).


FHP Driver License And
Vehicle Inspection
0oTus6o "Checkpoints
06 Ford Taurus a06 Ford E-1 n no The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
the following dates: February 1-28.
-E .l ^,B..... heIV 2007 ..nThese checkpoints will only be
held at the following locations, in the
S-- following counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
'04 F-150 Supercab 4x4 '06 Mustang 349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
Low Miles. #262 -Was $16,995. 00 #168 -Was $19,123.00 low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47,
: CR 138, SE.70*t Ave, CR 232, CR
340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SRLevy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
'06 Ford Fusion "06 Mercury Milan D121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
#135-Was $21,139 50 134 -Was$21 123,00 341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR
316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
I uM LTroopers will focus on vehicles
69- W 2 20 2 Wand violations such as: worn/unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper Window





The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforcing state
'06 Ford Freestyle '06 Explorer Eddie Bauer laws, which relate to the safe and le-
#167 -Was $23,139.50 #056-Was $26,995 00 gal operation of motor vehicles.
__ ; Checkpoints will only be con-
ducted between the hours of 7:00
..-a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Authorizing Supervisor:
.. .. Lieutenant Patrick V. Riordan
'06 Exp.edito '06 F-350 4x4 Crew Cab
0 Expedt/on | Lariat Pkg., Diesel, Dually, Auto, New Tires.


1 -Was z$29,995.00uu #248-Was $36,995
i .5 High Springs Farmers
Market
S--". ." "----- FEBRUARY UPCOMING
EVENTS:
Thursday, February. 8th "Fun
j L -7].- I ||with Fabric: "Spinning & Knitting"
S -- Friday, February 23rd 5:00 p.m.
g S.._. MERCURY to 9:00 p.m. "Crescent Cuisine" fund-
916 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland raiser at New Century Womans' Club.
.' Mark the Date! More information to
*Prices net of rebate, plus tax, tag and $224.95 document fees. All vehicles subject follow in the coming weeks. This
to prior sale. Art for illustration purposes only. In stock units only. See dealer for is your chance to support the High
details. (W.A.C.) = With approved credit, financing with Ford Motor Credit Co. Prices Springs Farmers Market! Watch this
may include FMCC financing. Incentives and rebates subject to change. Rebates space for more info coming soon!
may include Owner Loyalty, See dealer for details. Not all buyers will qualify for A
Ford Credit financing. Booth Space Is Still Available!
Make your reservation now for space


at the market for all of our Block Par-
ties and Special Events! Visit the
market any Thursday, rain or shine,
from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in James
Paul Park in beautiful, historic down-
town High Springs. Parking available
on Main Street at NW 2nd Avenue or
City Hall at 110 NW 1st Avenue.
Get On Our E-Mail List: Write
to me at sharon(iveago.net or call
(386) 454-3950. Visit our website at
www.city.highsprings.com for more
updates. The High Springs Farmers'
Market is a program of the City of
High Springs.
Sharon L. Yeago
386-454-3950 phone
386-454-3729 fax


"Love Yourself
Health Fair"
"Love Yourself Health Fair," Sat-
urday, February 17th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m. Life South Bloodmobile will be
collecting blood donations through-
out the day at the New Century
Woman's Club, 40 NW 1st Avenue,
High Springs.
Alachua Choices, Tri-County Au-
diology, and many more will be pro-
viding testing and services for the
community. Plan to attend this free
event presented by Grey Fox TC Inc.
To be part of the health fair call (386)
454-0302.


LDR 07-01 First Reading Or-
dinance 07-02 Asphalt Production
Temporary Use Permits
Resolution 07-01 Resolution Au-
thorizing City Depositories to Honor
Signature on Checks
SDP 06-01 Mistletoe Final Plat /
.Construction Plans
Another Way Lease
Food Pantry Lease
Dump Truck Purchase
G. Board Member Request
H. City Manager Report
I. City Attorney Report
J. Unscheduled Requests
K. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if
a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meet-
ing, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. February 1, 2007b.


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board has can-
celled its first regular February meeting
which was scheduled for Tuesday, Febru-
ary 06, 2007.
/S/ James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. February 1, 2007b.

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting on
Thursday February 8, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
in the SHIP Program Office/Building
Department, 209 SE 1st St., Trenton,
Florida.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Charlotte Pederson
Program Administrator
Pub. Feb. 1 ,2007b.

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REGULAR MEETING
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Trenton Board of Com-
missioners will meet in Regular Ses-,
sion on Monday, February 5,2007, at
6:00 p.m., or immediately following
the Planning & Zoning Board meet-
ing, in the Kathryn Deen Commis-
sion Chambers, 114 N. Main 'Street,
Trenton, FL. Items included on the
agenda are as follows:
A. Call To Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Requests
FDOT SR26 Four-Lane
D. Consent Items
-Approval of Minutes
-Approval of January
2007 Expenditures
-Approval of Financial
Statement January 2007
E. City Staff
Code Enforcement
Public Works
Fire
-Police .. .;, ,
F.' Action Items
LR 07-00, Final Reading Ordi-lS
nance 07-00 Mistletoe LDR Rev.
CPA 07-01 First Reading Ordi-
nance 07-01 Commercial Land Use
Comprehensive Plan Amendment


Treflton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)

Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm


Farm Fresh

Produce
&
Plants


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Feb 6 Anna White
Feb 13 TBD
Feb 20 Amos Philman
Feb 24 BLOCK PARTY
w/County Road
Feb 27 TBD
Every week:
Open Mic from 2 3,
come early with your instruments.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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xTA X%-)YI-, BRUARY 1.x2I07 GIL HRI-- COUNTY JOURNAL -Page Eleven


Ross Higginbotham is the $1000 Winner At

Gilchrist Building Supply In Bell


Ross Higginbotham (left), winner of the Gilchrist Building Supply
$1,000 Fall Catalog Shopping Spree Sweepstakes, is congratulated by
Darryl Bryan (right), Store Manager of GBS, Also pictured is mer-
chandise selected by Ross from the Fall Catalog.


$1000 Winner
Gilchrist Building Supply has an-
nounced that Ross Higginbotham of
Trenton is the $1,000 Fall Catalog
Shopping Spree Sweepstakes winner.
Ross selected over 20 items from the
Gilchrist Building Supply Fall- Cata-
.log.
Ross was very excited about win-
ning the sweepstakes and is the fifth
winner of the Shopping Spree Sweep-
stakes. Gilchrist Building Supply
began these contests in connection
with Do It Best Corp., with the intro-
duction of their Fall Catalog in 2004.
There will be another opportunity to
win $1,000 worth of merchandise in
their upcoming 2007 Spring Catalog.
Sweepstakes participants com-
plete an entry form from the Gilchrist
Building Supply Catalog and drop it
in a drawing box located in the store.
The winner is then selected in a ran-


dom drawing at the completion of the
contest. "Our sales associates enjoy
seeing our local customers winning
these contests and really push every-
one to enter the drawing before they
leave the store," said Darryl Bryan,
Store Manager of Gilchrist Build-
ing Supply, Inc. "These catalogs al-
low our customers to see some of the
merchandise that is available to us
through our warehouse. We might
not be able to stock every item but we
can usually have it in our store within
a week!"
Gilchrist Building Supply is a lo-
cally-owned business and has been
serving the surrounding communi-
ties since 1979. The store located in
Bell specializes in hardware, lumber,
building supplies, lawn and garden
equipment (sales and service) and
equipment rentals. It also provides
services such as nail gun repairs, glass


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with other animals, my owner let me
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Please help the Gilchrist County Animal Control Services Unit in
their quest to find nurturing homes for many homeless pets. Visit
their website at www.petfinder.com for more adoptable pets and
other ways you can help. Please call 463-3158 to inquire about the
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and key cutting, and UPS shipping.
Store hours are Monday through Fri-
day, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat-
urday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Online
shopping is available at Gilchrist.
DoltBest.com for direct shipping to
your home or ship-to-store, which
can be picked up at Gilchrist Build-
ing Supply.
Ross Higginbotham will most cer-
tainly enjoy the merchandise that he
won in this sweepstakes. Look for
your chance to be the next $1,000
winner in the 2007 Gilchrist Building
Supply Spring Catalog.


The FWC Report For
January 12th-19th
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
BRADFORD COUNTY
Officer Chip Butler and Lt. Gary
Knowles conducted a vessel inspec-
tion at Crosby Lake Boat ramp. Dur-
ing the inspection, the officers noted
two boating safety related violations.
While Butler issued the operator a
citation for insufficient personal floa-
tation devices, Knowles obtained a
Florida identification card from the
passenger who appeared to be intoxir
cated. Records check on the passen-
ger showed an active warrant through
Bradford County for Writ of Attach-
ment. The passenger was arrested
on the warrant and transported to the
Bradford County Jail.
Officer Cromwell Letcher and Lt.
Gary Knowles inspected a vessel oc-
cupied by four waterfowl hunters in
Rowell Lake. During a license and
boating safety inspection, two pas-
sengers from New York State were
found to be hunting without obtain-
ing non-resident hunting licenses or
state waterfowl permits. Three boat-
ing safety related violations were
also noted on the vessel. Four cita-
tions and four warnings were issued
to the occupants.
CITRUS COUNTY
Officer John Jones worked a
shrimp zone patrol detail based on
commercial stone crabber complaints
of shrimpers trawling in the closed
zones. One shrimper was observed
dragging trawls in a closed zone and
upon retrieving the nets, three traps
were found in the trawls. The subject
was charged with.the iil.itio,.n
Citi Counti) Offitcer worked d
"Operation Mermaid" over the week-
end. The high traffic manatee zones
were targeted resulting in numerous
warnings and citations. Unrelated
activity included two resource cases
for undersize fish and one Boating
Under the Influence arrest.
CLAY COUNTY
Officer Michael Heath was patrol-
ling Jennings Forest when he en-
countered eight ATVs operating in
the area. Heath stopped the ATVs
and issued the operators citations for
operating an ATV in a closed area.
COLUMBIA COUNTY
Officer Todd Hoyle was patrolling
Columbia County when he heard the
Sheriff's Office responding to Kirby
Pit, relating to a trespass complaint.
Kirby Pit is a property owned by DEP
that has been closed to the public for
more than a year. The five trespass-
ers (four males and one female), were
operating ATVs and eventually made
their way to one of the many bar pits
to swim. Hoyle found the trespass-
ers and issued two trespass citations
to the two male adults and three tres-
passing warnings to the remaining
juveniles.
Reserve Officer Bill Sargent and
Hunter Safety Instructors Rudy Re-
imsnyder and Rob Kent attended an
event labeled "Get to Know Your
Community" at Lowes in Lake City
January 13th. Officer Leslie Sharp
also attended and assisted with an-
swering the crowd's questions. Sar-
gent handled our Boating Safety por-
tion of the presentation and Rudy and
Rob handled the Hunter Safety por-
tion. They collectively spoke to ap-
proximately 500 attendees over the
course of four hours. They represent-
ed our agency and our mission well.
This event was the first one held and
the manager said due to its success,
they want to hold it every year.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
Officer Dwain Mobley was at-
tempting to contact a landowner on
a night hunting complaint when he
came upon three very suspicious
individuals along the roadway. On
the initial search of the area, Mobley
found a flashlight. Officer Dennis
Sharp came to assist and discovered
a blood trail and a freshly killed doe


deer. The deer apparently had been
killed earlier in the afternoon. Offi-
cer Rodney Boone also came to as-
sist with the suspect interviews and
statements. Mobley issued two of the
individuals citations for taking ant-
lerless deer during the closed season.
MADISON COUNTY
Officer Clay Huff was conducting
surveillance for night hunters along
US 90 in Madison County. During
that time he watched two vehicles


Character Council's 2007 Kick-Off Breakfast


2007 Kick-Off Breakfast
by Geneva Cornwell
Excitement, with anticipation,
filled the hearts of all those who re-
cently attended the annual apprecia-
tion new year "Kick-off Breakfast /
Meeting" sponsored by the Character
Council of Gilchrist County. It was
held on Tuesday, January 23, 2007
at the Trenton Community Center.
Although it began at 7:30 a.m., both
men and women came to share the
early morning hour with other inter-
ested folk, eat a hearty breakfast, and
see for themselves what the members
of the Council have been doing this
past year. Two display tables were
available for review, as well as an-
nouncements of upcoming events.
Mrs. Stacey Brown announced the
brand new Character Council web
site. She encouraged everyone to
give her creative ideas in making the
site a dynamic force for the Council.
(To learn of specifics, you may go
to www.gilchristcharactercouncil.
org.) As the minutes of the last meet-
ing were read, an encouraging word
was given in that specific Council
members will be preparing a "Power
Point" DVD of its activities, for pre-
sentations at other civic organization-
al meetings.
The Character Council exists
to enhance programs in the county
which are already in place. With Ms.
Mary Dunn, Council president, head-
ing the breakfast-meeting, reports
were received from those actually
working both locally and statewide,
with the "Character First!" Initia-
tive. Mrs. Luanne Young, Charac-
ter Education Coordinator, reported
of award programs for students in
the Character Education program at
Bell Elementary School. She shared
that the chosen students are actually
elected by their peers. Mrs. Jo Ann
Buckles, administrator, related that
Ayers Health and Rehab Center has
been a "Character First!" business
for one and a half years now. She told


pull off the highway near his loca-
tion. When the vehicles stopped, two
subjects exited and proceeded into an
adjacent farm field. Huff followed
the two subjects into the field where
they stopped at a freshly shot but-
ton buck deer. As the two subjects
were standing over the deer, Huff
announced his presence. Huff took
both subjects back to their buddies,
who were waiting along the highway.
-A subsequent interview revealed the
i subjects had hotthe bulck earlier ;ind


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Jo Ann Buckles the Administrator of Ayers Health and Rehab Center,
Lisa Hamilton the Executive Director of Character Council of Florida,
Luanne Young of Character Education Coordinator of Bell Elementary
and Judge Ed Philman. Are shown at the Character Council of Gilchrist
County Kick-Off Breakfast.


those present that some contribut-
ing factors to the successful program
at the Center are that attitudes have
changed and employee turnover is at
an all time low. Mrs. Lisa Hamilton,
Executive Director of the Character
Council of Florida, located in Mari-
anna, Florida, explained how she
attempts to be an encourager as she
travels to other counties, learning
what members are doing. She praised
the Gilchrist Character Council for
all its efforts. Gilchrist County Judge,
Ed Philman, gave an inspiring talk on
the need "to live good character each
day and that compassion is the char-
acter quality which holds up all the
others."
It was announced that the Charac-
ter Council would be sponsoring an
ALERT Academy team the middle
week of February. The team of young
men ranging in age from 17-19 desire
to accomplish the following goals:
1) to serve our community in doing
needed jobs for our disabled veter-
ans and widows, and 2) to impact the
young people here in helping them to


were returning to pick it up. They
were cited for taking deer with gun
and light and discharging a firearm
from a county road.
SUWANNEE COUNTY
Officer Bryan Humphries assisted
with a Hunter Education class in
Branford. Humphries taught the law
enforcement portion of the program
as well as answering any questions
the students may have had. There
were approximately 30 students at-
teniding the program.


Money


gain insight into the rewards of good
character. The ALERT Academy has
its headquarters in Big Sandy, Texas.
A "Youth Rally" is planned while the
Team is here. (Please look for ads in
the Gilchrist County Journal for de-
tails of the upcoming rally.)
"Cari K. Tree," the mascot of the
Character Council was introduced,
as he/she hung on a frame and over-
saw the event. Much was shared and
learned during the one and a half
hours of the breakfast-meeting, and
it was said of this Character Council,
that "its is one of the most active in
the State of Florida." It was also said,
"It is so important to move forward
in teaching character education to
our young, for as we adults continue
to put forth our efforts in the lives of
young people, we will find pleasure
in knowing that they have chosen to
be responsible for their actions and
live with good character as their mo-
tivating force." For it's true that as we
continue to live and learn that charac-
ter education is a lifelong process we
learn it and live it because we care.


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THURSDAY, A FEBRU ARY 1,. 2007


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School Board Members And Superintendent

Attend State-Wide Conference


Pictured L to R: Dr. James Surrency, Assistant Superintendent, School Board Members, Cloud Haley,
Board Chairman Lois Fletcher, Michelle Carter, Robert Rankin and Superintendent of Schools James E.
Vickers.


State Conference

School Board members, along
with the Superintendent and Assis-
tant Superintendentrecently attended
a state-wide conference sponsored by
the Florida School Board Association
and the Florida Association of Dis-
trict School Superintendents. Board
members attended various workshops
relating to school finance, roles and
responsibilities of Board members
and new education laws.

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For
January 17-January 28, 2007
On January 17, 2007, Charity Dun-
can, 5/27/87, was arrested on charges
of VOP/No Valid Drivers License
and VOP/Expired Tag.
On January 18, 2007, Tabitha N.
Glover, 1/14/81, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/DWLSR.
On January 18, 2007, Willie T. Da-
vis, 4/2/87, was arrested on a Levy
County Warrant with the charge of
FTA/No Drivers License.
On January 18, 2007, Alisha M.
Watson, 4/7/87, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Possession of Co-
caine.
On January 19, 2007, James B
Lacey, 8/9/78, was arrested on the
charge of FI D\\ LSR.
OiPJaihaty 19, 2007, Marc A.' De-
champlain, 8/9/38, was arrested on
charges of Aggravated Domestic As-
sault and two counts of Aggravated
Assault.
On January 20, 2007, Joshua R.
Spirit, 2/8/90, was arrested of charg-
es of Burglary while Armed, Grand
Theft II, Resist with Violence, Crimi-


nal Mischief and Possession of Fire-
arm by a Minor.
On January 20, 2007, Joseph J.
Mitchem, 4/4/84, was arrested on
an Alachua County Warrant with the
charge of FTA/Robbery.
On January 21, 2007, Eduardo S.
Lopez, 1/13/82, was arrested on the
charge of No Drivers License.
On January 22, 2007, Travious D.
Norris, 5/14/80, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On January 23, 2007, Kristina
Bryan, 12/6/81, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Con-
trolled Substance without a Prescrip-
tion.
On January 23, 2007, Wendy A.
Myers, 12/24/83, was arrested on two
counts of FTA/Worthless Checks.
On January 22, 2007, Ruth H.
Bushway, 7/30/69, was arrested on
charges of Utter Forged Instrument,
Burglary of Conveyance and Bur-
glary of Dwelling.
On January 24, 2007, Richard T.
Brodziski, 7/19/66, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR, Possession of
Less than 20 Grams and Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia.
On January 24, 2007, Kalonie L.
Jackson, 4/10/87, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Battery and VOP/
Possession of Less than 20 Grams.
On January 24; 2007, Ronald
W. Rudd, 9/30/88, was arrested on
the charge of Trespass on Sch'xol
Grounds after Warning.
On' Jauary 24, 2007,-Teiesj F.
Howell, 1/25/66, was arrested on
charges of Cruelty to Animals and
Abandonment to Animals.
On January 25, 2007, Don R. Mar-
tin, Sr., 10/5/46, was arrested on a Di-
xie County Warrant with the charge
of Forgery of Public Record.
On January 25, 2007, Mathew S.


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McCue, 10/12/88, was arrested on
the charge of Trespass on School
Grounds after Warning..
On January 25, 2007, Jeffrey A.
Sams, 9/8/63, was arrested on charg-
es of VOP/Possession of Cocaine
and VOP/Forgery-Uttering a Forged
Instrument.
On January 26, 2007, Kalonie L.
Jackson, 4/10/87, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Giving False Name
to Law Enforcement Officer and
VOP/No Valid Drivers License.
On January 26, 2007, Bud Smith,
09/29/81, was arrested on the charge
of VOP/DUI.
On January 26, 2007, Tracy S.
Bloom, 3/24/71, was arrested on three
counts of FTA/Worthless Checks.
On January 28, 2007, Chesley
Beck, 6/13/79,' was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
January 15-January 26,2007
Thomas M. Warren to Rene Louise
Norton f.k.a. Rene Louise Warren,
warranty deed, $10.00.
Llewellyn W. White and Janet S.
White to Scott Harvey, warranty
deed, $35,000.00, Lot 9 Block B Wa-
ters Lake.
Wanda Thompson a.k.a. Wanda S.
Thomson a.k.a. W. S. Thompson and
Mark D. Thompson to Rafael Reyes
anid Alexafider R. Reyes, warranty
deed, $95,900.00.
REPJHB, Inc to Joseph H. Barron
and Mary Barron, warranty deed,
$17,500.00, Lot 8 Easley Place First
Addition.
Estelle Keene to D.J. Daube Con-
struction, notice of commencement,
$0, Lot 16 Westlake Woods Subdivi-
sion.
Pleta Neukam to Todd Braman
and Terri Braman, warranty deed,
$25,000.00, Lots 7 and 8 Ayers Es-
tates.
James Leslie Holt to James Edward
Holt and James Leslie Holt, warranty
deed, $10.00.
Perry W. Hart to Bruce E. Fer-
ris and Barbara M. Ferris, warranty
deed, $40,000.00.
Nathan G. McDougal to C.E. Mc-
Dougal, warranty deed, $10.00,
Tracts 11, 12, and 13, Block 19,
Suwannee River Estates.


Vince G. Fuente to Charlie M.
Parker, warranty deed, $55,000.00.
Charlie M. Parker to Charlie M.
Parker and Denise Sanz, quit claim
deed, $10.00.
Wilbur C. Thomas to Gilchrist
County, warranty deed, $37,500.00.
Walter J. Milne, Jr. to Nathan and
Betty J. Shepherd, warranty deed,
$34,000.00, Lot 16 Ridgeview Sub-
division.
Farmland Properties, Inc. to Cyd-
ney R. Bernhardt and Kenneth D.
Edge, warranty deed, $80,000.00.
Doris Philman to Bruce Clinton
Philman and Doris Philman, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 6 Block 1
Oakwood Estates.
Carroll M. Mixon to Norfleet
Properties, LLLP., warranty deed,
$500,000.00.
Lou Perrotta to Mahalaxhmi
Sookdeo and Narine Sookdeo, gen-
eral warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 2, 3,
and 4 Block E Suwannee.
Thomas Parrish to Linda H. Wright
and Linda H. Wright Revocable Dec-
laration of Trust, general warranty
deed, $35,000.00, Lot 43 and 44
Block B Andrews Coleman.
James W. Moran and Phyllis G.
Moran to James W. Moran and Phyl-
lis G. Moran, warranty deed, $10.00.
James W. Moran and Phyllis G.
Moran to James W. Moran and Phyl-
lis G. Moran, warranty deed, $10.00.
James W. Moran and Phyllis G.
Moran to James W. Moran II and
Debra L. Moran, warranty deed,
$10.00.
James W. Moran and Phyllis G.
Moran to Jeri L. Moran, warranty
deed, $10.00.
Doug W. Crawford and Michelle
Walker-Crawford to Dream Builders
Development Corp., general warranty
deed, $20,000.00, Lot 13 Pinewood.
Cynthia K. Deringer f.k.a. Cynthia
K. Williams to James E: Brandeberry
and Alberta M. Brandeberry trustees,
warranty deed, $15,000.00.
Robert L. Eubanks Estates a.k.a.
Robert Lee Eubanks, Sr. Estate, Phyl-
lis A. Eubanks, Southeastern Fund-
ing Partners, LLLP, and Bellwood
Partners, LTD. to Delores M. Smith
and James A. Cash, certificate of ti-
tle, $20,000.00, Lots 7 and 8 Block 9
Suwannee River Estates South.
Mary Carolyn Galloway to Ah-
mad Mohandes, warranty deed,
$13,275.00, Lot 3 Silver Ridge Sub-
division.
Ahmad Mohandes and Parvin
Parvin Roo to Grady Exum and
Uldine Exum, warranty deed,
$72,000.00, Lot 3 Silver Ridge.
James W. Moran and Phyllis G.
Moran to Jeri L. Moran, warranty
deed, $10.00.
Regina S. Sotah f.k.a. Regina S.
Knight and Wendell P."Sor~ifto E \-
Selyr.L. Billings rtd Riusell-F.;Bills
ings, warranty deed, $125,000.00,
Campsite No. 27 and 28 Waccasassa
Campsites Unit 1.
Willie J. Hill to Southeastern
Funding LLLP, certificate of title,
$2,500.00, Lots 9 and 10 Block 16
Suwannee River Estates.
Elizabeth A. Story to Sadie Mae
Frier, warranty, deed, $100,000.00,
Lots 4 and 5 Block 10 Original Sur-
vey of Trenton.
Michael P. Federko, Jr. and Cathy
Sorensen to Michael P. Federko, Jr.,
Cathy Sorensen, Carol Maloney,
Donna Federko, and Diana Chil-
dress, personal representative's deed
of distribution, $10.00, Lot 6 Block
11 Suwanee River Estates South.
Ronald Waters to Lisa Waters
and Susan Floyd, quit claim deed,
$5,000.00.
Robert A. Gulino and JoAnn Gu-
lino to Robert A. Gulino and JoAnn


Why A Community
College?
By: John R. Piersol, division chair
of LCCC's Golf, Landscape and For-
estry
The senior year in high school is
when many students begin to agonize
over college selection. This student
concern for college often occurs be-
fore much thought has gone into what
career they want to pursue. Going to
college without a career goal can be a
high risk situation as it is common for
such students to lose interest in study-
ing which can lead to poor grades and
withdrawal.
During the high school years and as
early as eighth grade, students should
explore career options. Trying to de-
cide what one wants to do as a career
is not easy as our economy provides
the opportunity for many career op-
tions, and it is difficult to learn all of
them. The college selection process
should start with career selection, be-
cause then the length and type of edu-
cation needed to pursue that career
can be determined, and the best post-
secondary school for that education
can be researched. Then the student
is selecting a college that best meets
his/her personal career needs.
How can one learn about careers?
Students can ask for help from guid-
ance counselors and parents, use
career search computer programs,
volunteer with various organizations,
shadow people who are in a career
that they think interests them, etc. It
takes some homework to select a ca-
reer, but it is worth doing just like it
is worth studying and getting good
grades. Once the career is selected
than the student can determine how
much education is needed to enter the
career. The career choice may require
a bachelor's degree or more or less
than a bachelor's degree. The reason
to get any degree or certificate is be-,
cause the career of choice requires it!
If the student determines they need
at least a bachelor's degree, the stu-
dent has two choices: go directly to
a university for four or more years or
go to a community college for two
years and receive an associate in arts
(A.A.) degree and transfer to a uni-
versity for the rest of the bachelor's
program. There are some strong aca-
demic and financial reasons for start-
ing at a community college. The A.A.
faculty at the community college has
a master's .or doctorate degree and
wants to teach, the class-sizes are
small providing an opportunity for in-
teraction between instructor and stu-
dent, and there are various sources for
help outside of the classroom. It is ex-
tremely important to get good grades
in the foundation courses which make
up the A.A. degree, anii'th"e 6cbmmu-
nity college proids' 'anai' tti'sphere
that fosters success. From a financial
standpoint, the cost per credit is rela-
tively inexpensive at community col-
leges and the student can live at home
saving the cost of room and board.
These are big savings. The student
with a 4.0 grade point average from
high school would do well to make
a community college his/her college
of choice before transferring to a uni-
versity.
Gulino, general warranty deed,
$10.00.
John C. McDonald and Bethany L.
McDonald to John C. Mcdonald and
Bethany L. McDonald, general war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Gladys Lee McHenry to Gladys
Lee McHenry, Ralph Sims, and Ar-
milla Sims, warranty deed, $10.00.
Christopher R. Youhn to Laurence
T. Youhn and the Laurence T. Youhn
Trust, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Mike Keesee and Julie Keesee
to Phillip Taylor, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 4 Block 4 West Bell Sub-
division.
Samuel Tarantino and Carmen Tar-
antino to Byan Lane and Martin E.
Orlick and Stephanie L. Orlick, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Robert E. Trail to Karen J. Cutler,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Donald B. Becker and Sandra E.
Becker to Brain Charles Becker and
Coral Beth Becker, warranty deed,
$10.00.
Terry G. Hassell and Crystal Has-
sell to Dawn Michelle Leggett, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
William E. Fisher and Pauline K.
Fisher to William E. Fisher, correc-
tive special warranty deed, $10.00.


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John R. Piersol
Not all careers require a bachelor's
degree, and the community college
stands ready to help those students
also. Besides the A.A. degree, com-,
munity colleges 'have associate in
science (A.S.) degrees which are
usually two years in length and one
year certificate courses which can
lead to very lucrative careers. There
are graduates from the Golf Course
Operations and Landscape Technol,
ogy A.S. degree programs at Lake
City Community College (LCCC)
who are earning $80,000 $200,000
with just the A.S. degree and years of
experience. A graduate from the one-
year Turf Equipment Technology
program has the potential of earning
$50,000 $70,000 with experience,
and a one-year Irrigation Technol-
ogy graduate who starts his/her own
business after experience could earn
$100,000 or more. It is very unfor-
tunate that these lucrative careers go
unknown to most people, and besides
the excellent salaries, there is a very
strong job market for these graduates
and those from other occupational
programs at the community college.
A student can combine an occupa-
tional program with a bachelor's de-
gree program also. For instance, one
can receive an A.S. nursing degree at
a community college, take the state
nursing exam to become a registered
nurse (R.N.) and work as a nurse
while continuing his/her education at
an university to become a bachelor's
degree R.N. The obvious advantages
to starting at the community college
are that the student pays less to com-
plete the shorter R.N.-A.S. program,
and he/she can receive nursing pay
while pursuing the bachelor's de-
gree.
There are many ways to use a com-
munity college to one's advantage,
but many, of these concepts are un-
known to students and their families.
The next time someone asks you,
"Why a Community College?" ybu
will be able to give them the reasons
above and your own personal rea-
sons. Whether you want a one-year
program or plan to get a doctorate,
consider making Lake City Commu-
nity College your college of choice;
you will be glad that you did!
John Piersol is the division chair of
LCCC's Golf, Landscape and Forest-
ry programs. You may reach him at
(386) 754-4225 or e-mail piersolj@
lakecitycc.edu.
Donald O. Mathis and Moena
Mathis to Brady Mathis, warranty
deed, 10.00.
Derrick Treasure and Nutanma-
tee Jean Elkordy to Janire Treasure
and Ameer Ahmed Elkordy, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 9 Block 9
Suwannee River Estates South.
Mark and Wanda Thompson to
Wanda G. Thompson, quit claim
deed, $10.00.
James Dampier and Laura Dampier
to Jerry Givens and Barbara Givens,
corrective warranty deed, $10.00.
James F. Brady to James F. Brady
and June R. Brady, quit claim deed ,
$10.00, Lot 33 Riverview Estates.
James F. Brady to James F. Brady
and June R. Brady, quit claim deed
$10.00, Lot 24 Suwannee Landing
2nd Ed. '
Hazelton E. Whitely to Timothy E.;
Powell and Lori D. Powell, warranty,
deed, $40,000.00.
M & M Pinestraw, Inc. and Joshua
D. Moore to William Royster, '\ ar-
ranty deed, $105,000.00.
John W. Sikes, Jr. and Pamela Ej
Sikes to Pamela E. Sikes, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 57 The Lakes.
Leroy Sapp, Patricia Sapp, and
Travis Sapp to Travis C. and Heather
Ann Sapp, quit claim deed, $10.00.


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Legal Notices

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INVITATION TO BID
The Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners hereby gives notice that
bids will be accepted from qualified
bidders for the following work:
Resurfacing the existing pavement
of Gilchrist County Road No. 344 with
asphaltic concrete leveling and surface
course, shoulder work and incidental
items. Location of this work is Gilchrist
County Road No. 344 from State Road
No. 49 (US Hwy 129) to Suwannee River
at Hart Springs. The length of project is
approximately 7.2 miles. Approximately
90 days will be allowed for construction.
Sealed bids will be received at the office
of the Gilchrist County Administrator,
P.O. Drawer 367, 209 SE First Street,
Trenton, Florida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Friday, March 2, 2007. Bidding
Documents will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Wednesday, February
28, 2007.
A Proposal Guaranty of not less than
five percent (5%) of the total actual bid,
in the form of either a certified check,
cashiers check, trust company treasurers
check, bank draft of'any national or state
bank, or a Surety Bid Bond, made payable
to the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, must accompany each
bid. A check or draft in an amount less
than five percent "", p of the actual bid
will invalidate the bid.
All work is to be done in accordance
with the Plans, Specifications, and
Special Provisions to accompany the
Florida Department of Transportation
Standard Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction, 2004.
Any person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list
following a public entity crime may not
submit a bid to or contract with a public
entity for construction of a public work
as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter
287.133. Bidder shall certifyto eligibility
in the bid proposal.
Bidding Documents may be obtained
from:
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498
, The right is reserved to accept or reject
any or all bids.
pub. January 25, Feb. 1, 2007b


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06000097CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE
FUNDING CORPORATION D/
B/A AMERICA'S WHOLESALE
LENDER,
Plaintiff .... .
vs. ,'
RICHARD S. WILSON,JR., et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JENNIFER B. WILSON
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) 2109
NE 80TH AVE, HIGH SPRINGS, FL
32643 (ATTEMPTED ADDRESS)
125 SW 1ST AVE, HIGH SPRINGS,
FL 32643 (CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED .that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on
the following described property: LOT
EIGHT (8) OF MILLHOPPER ESTATES
UNIT ONE, AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1994 MERI
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOMRIE
WITH VIN #'S FLHMBC7636822A
AND FLHMBC76336822B, TITLE #'S
67298915 AND 67298916 AND RP #'S
R0787281 AND R0787280.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written


defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C.
Watson,P.A.,Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before February 22, 2007,
a date which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice in
THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with D.i.ilii. Act of 1990, (ADA),
disabled persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 112 S.
MAIN STREET, TRENTON, FL 32693
or Telephone (352) 463-2345 not later
than five buesinnes days prior to such
proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 17 day of January, 2007.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
As Clerk of the Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 25, February 1, 2007b.


ATTENTION GENERAL
CONTRACTORS
The City of Fanning Springs is accept-
ing applications for general contractors
to participate in the Community Devel-
opment Block Grant Housing Rehabili-
tation program. Minority and women
owned businesses are also encouraged
to participate in the program. If you are
interested in obtaining an application or
you need more information, please call
Jose DeJesus or Leah Williams, Jordan
& Associates at (904) 264-6203 or Sheila
Watson, City Clerk, at (352) 463-2855.
Thank you for your interest in this pro-
gram.
A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/
Handicap Access Jurisdiction
Pub. February 1,2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-10
STANLEY C. THOMAS, SR.
and DONALD COOK, SR.,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
KURT H. PRODELL, if living, and
if deceased, his heirs, administrators
and assigns, including his unknown and
unnamed spouse, if any there be,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KURT H. PRODELL, Deceased
and
HIS HEIRS,
ADMINISTRATORS AND
i .. 'ASSIGNS.tINCLUDING HIS' i
rr. rUNKNOW'N AND UNNAMED c!'
SPOUSE. IF tNY THERE BE v'-tri
Address Unknown
AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, under, or
against KURT H. PRODELL, if living,
and if deceased, his heirs, administrators
and assigns, including his unknown and
unnamed spouse, if any there be, as well
as all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida; to-wit:
Lot 128, WACCASASSA
CAMPSITES UNIT ONE, according
to the plat thereof filed in Plat Book
1, Page 37, public records of Gilchrist
County, Florida, said property being
located in Section 15, Township 10
South, Range 16 East. (Parcel No. 15-
S11. I 0H- 5 I-1 280-0000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plainiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1354, Bronson,


Florida 32621, on or before March 1.2007
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
Dated this 24 day of January 2007.
JOSEPH GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. February 1,8, 2007b.

NOTICE
Fannings Springs has received a Small
Cities Community Development Block
Grant for Housing Rehabilitation. The
City will take applications beginning
Thursday, February 1, 2007, until close of
business Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
Applications may be obtained from the
City Hall located at 17651 NW 90th Ct.
Fanning Springs, FL from 8:00 a.m. un-
til 4:30 p.m. each business day. Appli-
cations should be dropped off or mailed
to Mrs. Sheila Watson, City Clerk, at the
'above address. For additional informa-
tion, please contact Sheila Watson at
(352) 463-2855 ext. 201.
Pub. February 1, 2007b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
GILCHRIST COUNTY
PLANNING COMMISSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
pursuant to Ordinance No. 06-20, as
amended, comments, objections and
recommendations concerning the fol-
lowing described item as provided for
in the Gilchrist County Land Devel-
opment Code, hereinafter referred to
as the Land Development Code, will
be heard by the Planning Commis-
sion of Gilchrist County, Florida, on
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 6:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located
at 210 South. Main Street, Trenton,
Florida. The following is the pro-
posed agenda:
AGENDA
SUP 07-03: An application by
Ronald Hicks requesting a Special
Use Permit be granted as provided in
Section 2.06.02 of the Land Develop-
ment Code to allow the location of a
Home Occupation for fabrication of
traffic signs in an Agriculture-2 (A2)
zoning district.
The property is located at 6758 SW
CR 344 Bell, Florida.
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the pro-
posed agenda item. The public hear-


ing may be continued to one or more
future dates. Any interested party
shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuance of the
public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no
further notices concerning this matter
will be published, unless said con-
tinuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above referenced
public hearing.
Additional information for the list-
ed agenda item is available for public
inspection at the Building Depart-
ment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during
regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hear-
ing, they .will need a.record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable ac-
commodations to participate in this
proceeding should contact (352) 463-
3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8771.
Pub. February 1,2007b.


Town Of Bell
Bell Town Council Agenda
Thursday, February 1, 2007 6:00
p.m.--Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
B. Business
1. Liberty Bell Exchange, Inc.
-William and Joann Pinna-
Conditional Use Permit
2. Resolution 07-05 Deleting
Conditional Use Permit
Requirements for Mobile
Homes
C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to Order
B. Invocation Flag
C. Adoption of February 1,2007
Agenda
D. Approval of January 4, 2006
Minutes
E. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures
for the month of January
2006.
2. Approval of financial
statements for January 2006
F. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
Request
G. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet-
Code Enforcement
2. Mark Gluckman-Citizens
Advisory Committee
Vision Presentation
3. Tommy Philman-


Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Communicable Disease
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN


Discussion about the
Town's east boundaries at
25th street
H. Business
1. David Lang, Jr.- Town
Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan- Town
Mayor
3. Dan Cavanagh- Town
Manager
4. Tommy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council Members -
Reports, Requests,
Suggestions
I. Old Business
J. New Business
1. Resolution 07-03
Florida League of Cities
2. Resolution 07-04
Rescinding Resolution
05-09 Cemetery Road
Closing
3. Resolution 07-06
Liberty Bell Exchange, Inc.
William and Joann Pinna
Conditional Use Permit.
4. Ordinance 2007-01
Deleting Conditional Use
Permit Requirement
5. Ordinance 2007-02
Park Rules
K. Unscheduled Citizen Request
L. Adjourn
Pub. February 1,2007b.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
PLANNING AND ZONING
BOARD MEETING
The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session
on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 5:30
p.m. Items included on the agenda are
as follows:
Call to Order
PZ/LPA SDP 05-3 Hudson Food
Store Site Plan
PZ/LPA CPA 07-00 Commercial
Land Use Comprehensive Plan Amend-
ment
PZ/LPA LDR 07.-01 Asphalt Produc-
tion Temporary Use Permits
Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. February 1,2007



NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE,the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-


day, February 5,2007, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet,
ing Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order(1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Depart-
ment Reports
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
1:30
High Springs Hills Sub divider Agree-
ment/Letter of Credit 06-09
High Springs Hills Final Plat 06-09
2:00
Debrah Miller; FDOT, Status of SR-26
Project Development & Environmental
Study
2:15
Fay Baird; Santa* Fe Springs Working
Group
2:30
James Kern; Permits/Hardships
4:30
Road Department Report
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with, disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COL:NTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub: February 1, 2007


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program
will hold a SHIP educational course at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday February 8, 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. Feb.l & Feb 8,2007b.


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I IObituaries

Mr. Joseph Richard
Costa
Mr. Joseph Richard Costa of
Gainesville, passed away on Thurs-
day, January 25, 2007, at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center. He
was 85 years old.
He was born in New York City,
New York. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army. While serving his coun-
try during WWII he lived in China,
India, Burma, and Panama. He
moved to Gainesville in 1953 where
he received his Masters Degree at the
University of Florida in 1957. He .
was a teacher of Spanish and Eng-
lish. He taught at UF's PK Young
School, Stranahan High School in Ms. Reba Anita Howard
Fort Lauderdale, Pompano High Ms. Reba Anita Howard
School in Pompano Beach, Trenton g 5,
High School, Chiefland, and Cross passe aa ia ary 2
passed away Friday, January 26,
City. When talking with people he 2007.
would always try to make them com- Ms. Howard was a native of
portable. Gilchrist County, Florida. She moved
Mr. Costa is survived by his busi- from Hollywood, Florida to Chiefland
ness and life partner of 52 years C.J. 33 years ago. She was a member of
(Gene) Colson, Jr. of Gainesville; a Hardeetown Baptist Church where
brother, Jerry Colson of Bell; three she was in charge of sending cards
sisters, Angle Catanzaro and Julia from her Sunday School class. Ms.
Salter both of Virginia Beach, and Lu- Howard enjoyed gardening and ani-
cille C. Mercer of Fanning Springs; mals, especially dogs.
and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her brother, Carl
A funeral service was held on Mon- Williams of Old Town; sister, Evelyn
day, January 29, 2007 at Watson Fu- Bentley of Hazelhurst, GA; niece,
neral Home Chapel with Dr. George Gay (Johnny) Webster of Chiefland,
Barnard conducting the service, and a host of nieces, nephews, and
Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery. other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be Graveside Service was held Mon-
made to Haven Hospice of the Tri- day, January 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at
Counties or Ayers Health and Rehab Bell Cemetey in Bel with Rev.Tra-
Center.vis Hudson officiating.
Center. Arrangements are under the care of
Arrangements were under the care Knauff Funeral Home, in Chiefland,
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, Florida
Florida.

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Mrs. Fairby Lee

Mrs. Fairby Lee of Cross City
passed away on Tuesday, January 23,
2007, at her home. She was 81 years
old.
She was born and raised in Dixie
County and was of the pentecoastal
faith.
Mrs. Lee is survived by a daugh-
ter, Myrtice Watson of Cross City;
a son, Michael Vernoy Corbin, Sr.,
of Perry; two grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held on
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Bro. David Malone officiating. Buri-
al followed at Lee Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida.

Mr. Donald C. Wilke
"Grandpa"
Mr. Donald C. Wilke "Grandpa"
passed away 6n Tuesday, January
16, 2007, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. He was 75 years
old.
. Mr. Wilke was born in Covington,
Kentucky on April 30, 1931. He
moved to Trenton in 1972 from Or-
lando. He was a drywall hanger and
the pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his
wife Ila Leona Wilke; a brother, Jerry
Wilke, a granddaughter, Jackie Oder
and three sons, Kenneth Oder, Billy
Oder and Tom Oder.
Mr. Wilke is survived by two
daughters, Judy Thompson of Pen-
sacola and Barbara Berndardt of Or-
lando; one son, Gary Oder of Tren-
ton; four nieces, Patti Elliott, Pamela
West, Margie Wolfer all of Kentucky
and Marty Martin of Gainesville;
three nephews, Phillip Nelson, Steve
Wilke and Nick Wilke all of Ken-
tucky; two sisters-in-law, Dottie Wil-
ke of Kentucky, and Emily Nelson of
Gainesville; two daughters-in-law,
Becky Magwood and Cindy Wood-
ard both of Trenton; 15 grandchildren
and 20 great-grandchildren and a host
of brothers and sisters in Christ.
A funeral service was held on Sat-
urday, January 20, 2007 at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church with Brother
Clarence Pender and Curtis Hall of-
ficiating. Burial followed at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Florida.


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Mr. C. L. Wilkerson

Mr. C. L. Wilkerson, fondly re-
ferred to as "Cod" was born October
13, 1943 in Trenton, Florida and died
January 24, 2007 at Haven Hospice
in Chiefland after a battle with lung
cancer.
He was a member of Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church in Bell. He loved and
praised the Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ.
He worked for the State Road De-
partment for 26 years. "Cod" was an
avid hunter and fisherman. He was
a member of the Florida Fox Hunt-
ers Association for several years. He
mastered many fox hunts for friends.
"Cod" loved to cook and deliver food
to friends and family in the commu-
nity.
He was preceded in death by his fa-
ther and mother, Clifford C. Wilker-
son and Jessie Summers Wilkerson, a
brother Robert "Bobby" Wilkerson.
He is survived by his wife, Elsa
Wilkerson; daughter and son-in-law,
Angela and Timothy Williams, son
and daughter-in-law Randall "Ran-
dy" and Belinda Wilkerson, son and
daughter-in-law Charles "Chuck"
and Etta Twombly, son and daugh-
ter-in-law Jeffrey "Jeff' and Cheryl
Twombly; and grandchildren Daniel
Fussell, Michael Williams, Deanna
Gornto, Kaitlin Rhoden, Chelsea
Twombly, Delilah Twombly, Amanda
Williams, Ashley Wilkerson, Alana
Wilkerson, Jared Twombly, a great-
grandson, Cayson "Muscles" Fussell;
'three brothers, Mason Wilkerson,
Fred Wilkerson and Leon Wilker-
son; two sisters, Dorothy "Teddy"
Pearson and Maxine Thomas. He, had
many nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Haven Hospice of
Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.

Upcoming Events For
Manatee Springs and
Fanning Springs State
Park
Sally Lieb, Park Manager for both
Manatee Springs State Park and Fan-
ning Springs State Park released the
schedule of upcoming events and pro-
grams at the two local state parks.
Manatee Springs State Park will be
continuing the popular Friday morn-
ing canoe and kayak trips through
the last week of March. "Visitors are
seeing more manatees than last year"
said Park Manager Lieb.
The paddling trip departs from the
9anqe ran!p in :he park -at;3OQa.m.
and ie limited to rihe tir.s ten boats.
For experienced paddlers with their


own boats this program is free with a
paid park admission.
Rental boats are available by
calling Suwannee River Tours at
352/949-0379 in advance.
The park boardwalk along the
spring run is also a great place to see
manatees for those guests visiting the
park when there are no scheduled ca-
noeing trips.
There will be covered wagon rides
through the park trail system Sunday,
February 11, Saturday, February 17
and Sunday, February 18. These rides
will be free with a paid park admis-
sion.
The Suwannee River Wood Carvers
Roundup will be held on Wednesday,
March 28, through Sunday, April 1.
Fanning Springs State Park is hold-
ing a special program that recognizes
the importance of water, Water A
Celebration of Life, with water ori-
ented exhibits, native plant vendors,
food vendors, gardening exhibits and
tours, and environment friendly solu-
tions for water usage. This event will
be held on Saturday, February 24th
from 9:00 'a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Park
Admission is free for the day of this
event.
An Old Fashioned River Party
which includes regional music, and
living history demonstrations will be
held on Saturday, April 14 at Fanning
Springs State Park.
For more information about these
or anyevent at either park please call
352-493-6823

Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering helps dogs
and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Spaying and neutering can eliminate
or reduce the incidence of a number
of health problems that can be very
difficult or expensive to treat. Spay-
ing eliminates the possibility of uter-
ine or ovarian cancer and greatly re-


duces the incidence of breast cancer,
particularly when your pet is spayed
before her first estrous cycle.
Neutering eliminates testicular
cancer and decreases the incidence of
prostate disease.
Spaying or neutering has benefits
for you too; it makes pets better,
more affectionate companions. Neu-
tering cats makes them less likely to
spray and mark territory. Spaying a
dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle.
Estrus lasts an average of six to 12
days, often twice a year, in dogs and
an average of six to seven days, three
or more times a year, in cats. Females
in heat can cry incessantly, show ner-
vous behavior, and attract unwanted
male animals.
Unsterilized animals often exhibit
more behavior and temperament,
problems than do those who have
been spayed or neutered. Spaying and
neutering can make pets less likely to
bite. Neutering makes pets less likely
to roam the neighborhood, run away,
or get into fights.
Spaying and neutering is also good
for your community. Communities
spend millions of dollars to control
unwanted animals. Irresponsible
breeding contributes to the problem
of dog bites and attacks. Animal
shelters are overburdened with sur-
plus animals. Stray pets and home-
less animals get into trash containers,
defecate in public areas or on private
lawns, and frighten or anger people
who have no understanding of their
misery or needs. Some stray animals
also scare away or kill birds and,
wildlife.
The Humane Society of Gilchrist
County, Inc. has low cost spay and
neuter vouchers available for county
residents. Very low income vouchers
are free. Please call one of our vol-
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463-2504 Fax: 463-0390 493-4055

New Septic Tanks Installed Drain Fields Repaired
Septic Pump-Outs Septic Tanks Certified
Portable Toilets Backhoe Work Fill Dirt
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Automobiles


1990 OLDS: Good condition, ice cold
air, $1,800 obo. 352-535-5424.
3tb,2-1-2-2-15

2002 F-250 Super Duty, 7.3 Diesel, 4x4,
117 k miles, good condition, extended
cab, $17,500 Call 221-0363 or 463-8605
leave message.
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SYard Sale

YARD SALE: To be held Saturday and
Sunday, 11am until ??? Clothes, baby
clothes, household items. Location, road
across from Trenton Elementary School.
Look for signs.
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MOVING SALE: Utility trailer with 4ft
sides, heaters & air conditioners, clothes,
puzzles, misc items. Feb. 2 & 3, 8am.
Call for directions 386-935-6560.
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Donations

Donations needed for yard sales and auc-
tions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vaccina-
tions and medical assistance for low-in-
come families. We have storage facilities
but not a thrift store. 4-Pets Sake PO Box
1014 Bell 32619 386-935-0975 or 866
727 2972 email fourpetssake@alltel.net
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For Sale


BASS BOAT: 1998 TR-18 Triton w/l
EFI Mercury. Matching trailer, 72
24volt trolling motor, hydraulic sciss
jack plate, $8,500. Call 463-0064.
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TB MIX SORREL GELDING, 7, 1511,
sound & pretty. Good ground manners.
First $800 takes him. (352) 486-6498.
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Attention

AA & Al-Anon Meetings held in Bell.
AA is open discussion. Held at the same
place and same time! Come join us on
Thursday nights at 7:30pm, New Hope
Family Church, CR-236, 1 mile west of
US-129 on the north side (236 is the road
across from building supply) Bring 3our
own experience, strength, and hope...
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
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RESIDENTIAL
LAKE PROPERTY, perfect for first time buyers, vacationers or
retirees! Be the first to live in this 3BR, 2BA manuf. home located in
Gilchirst Co. yet minutes to Newberry or Gainesville. Call William
Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $98,900. #272279
BUILT IN 2006 ON 1.3 ACRES this 3/2 shows attention to detail w/
an open plan, cherry cabinets, tile & laminate wood floors. Master bath
w/ jetted tub and large walk-in closet. Call Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310. $265,000. #273545.
EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY. Newly constructed
3BR, 3BA, ivi;erfroit home w/gorgeous views -t tic Sui-. -.,rnei River!
Furnished and turnkey ready. Call Tony Boothb-'52-2'2-1159
$395,000. #271229
MAKE LUXURY A HABIT! 10 lovely acres in High Springs. Open,
airy floorplan built in 2003. 2,368 Sq. Ft, 3BR, 2BA, bonus room,
study, breezeway to side-entry garage. Horse permitted. See this home
today before it's sold! Call Elaine Funk, 283-0483 or Kelly Neder,
283-3691. $589,900. #273928
VACANT LAND
A SPECIAL RETREAT! 6.76 acres of pristine old Florida fronting a
gorgeous pond resembling a river. Bring your fishing pole & vacation
year round. Call Debbie Zeller, 352-538-2857 or Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310. $84,900. #274455
DOWN A COUNTRY LANE! 10 acres with well & septic. Gorgeous
trees & a beautiful cleared homesite & tree canopied drive. Private &
secluded & only minutes to Ft. White. Call Martha Barnes,
359-339-4069 or Debbie Zeller, 352-538-2857. $120,000. #274388
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL! Gorgeous 9.52 acres in unsurpassed setting
of rolling landscape leading to a beautiful pond. Watch the deer play
and enjoy the water front lifestyle. Call Debbie Zeller, 352-538-2857 or
Perry McDonald, 352-278-0310. $169,900. #274456
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L Schools I

ATTENTION! Parents of a 16-1- age high
school student who is bored with the con-
fining atmosphere of traditional school-
ing. Would you like to give your child
the freedom to learn in his/her natural
bent, by making the world your. child's
classroom, while earning a bona fide high

school diploma? Inquire about a FREE
information packet concerning the Vic-
tory Intern Vocational Apprenticeship
program. Tel# (352) 463-1473.
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Services

TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION
WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
226-3005.
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ELMORE'S SIMULATED BRICK &
STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
5542, 214-3702. Fax 352-472-0124.
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BOB OSBORNE TREE SERVICE,
INC.: 70 ft. bucket truck, hydraulic load-
er truck, stump grinder. Free Estimates,
Insured. 352-463-9100.


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PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
ING, DECK & PATIO BUILDING
and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
weekends.


Services .

BUILDING CONTRACTOR:
CBCO 17140 Custom homes built on your
lot. Precision Development, PO Box 249,
26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old Town, 352-542-
8416.
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MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
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TREES, TREES, TREES: Langston
Tree Service, Inc. 490-4456.
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A BIG STUMP! A LITTLE STUMP!:
We grind them all. Langston Tree Ser-
vice, Inc. 490-4456.
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DIXIE MONUMENT: Old Town Since
1992. Visit our display on Hwy. 19 at
C&C Growers, 9 am 5 pm, Mon. Sat.
or call toll free, 1-877-542-3432 for ap-
pointment to visit our shop & main office
at 1471 NE 512 Avenue. 100's of stones
in stock, computer specialist to assist you
in creating a lasting tribute to the life of
your loved one.
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TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155.


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"The greatest gift is a portion
of thyself."


Help Wanted
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CORPORATE SALES PERSON, full
time position, draw against lucrative com-
mission schedule, first year earnings 36-
55K1 Full benefits, 401k, medical. If you
have sales experience in real estate, new
home sales, high end auto sales please fax
your resume to (352) 486-4199 or e-mail
your resume to PVBTPC@aol.com


Help Wanted]


FRAMER/CARPENTER needed for
busy contracting firm. Please call 463-
2210 and leave message. Must have driv-
er's license and own transportation.
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Advertising Pays!


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offers 10' walls with open cathedral ceilings throughout. A varied roof
pitch of 4 /12 and 6 /12 allows for extra lighting provided by dormer
windows in every room. Home is less than 5 miles to Old Town and
within minutes to the Suwannee River. This home is ready for roofing
and siding with interior framing done, electrical and plumbing can
start. All permits paid, current and transferable.
An Incredible deal at just $149,900.00!


* 3 Bedroom/2.5 Baths
* 4 Car Attached Garage
* 10 ft. Walls
* 8 ft. Doors Throughout
* 5 Wooded Acres


* 16 Dormer Windows
* 3278 sq. ft. Living
* Formal Dinning Room
* PGT Windows
* Permitted for 2 Septic Tanks


Call Debra Powers at 352-215-1132 for more information
and to see this Gorgeous Home.

JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
TROK REALTY
TOKE REALTY E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
INc. 730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693


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LANCASTER

REALTY




D. DEEN LANCASTER
Lic. REAL ESTATE BROKER

1431 E. WADE STREET
TRENTON, FL 32693
WWW. LANCASTERREALTY. BIZ


REMODELED 3BR/2BA
home QaniTrenton city.
lot! "New'appliances,
flooring, etc!
MLS 754124 $92,500


* BELL 1.20 AC MLS 753057 $19,900
* BELL 1.03 AC MLS 754056 $19,900
* BELL 10.00 AC MLS 751023 $85,000
* BELL 77.61 AC MLS 753958 $660,000
GREATLY REDUCED!!
* BELL 80.00 AC MLS 754077 $460,000
GREATLY REDUCED!!
* BELL 160.00 AC MLS 754075 $920,000
GREATLY REDUCED!!
* BRANFORD 10.00 AC. $140,000
10 PARCELS AVAILABLE!
* BRONSON 1.25 AC MLS 752075 $21,900


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Spacious 2000 DWMH
,.on 10 acres in Bell!
3BR/2BA, fireplace;
den, large dog kennel!
MLS 754730 $199,999


CHIEFLAND
CHIEFLAND
CHIEFLAND
CHIEFLAND


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3.16
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10.00


Fisherman's Paradise!
Beautifully maintained
3BR/2BA DWMH'TffSuwannee,
2 boat houses withh lift), hot
tub..l.ots more!
MLS 752474 $329,000


MLS 753704
MLS 750989
MLS 750972
MLS 753644


* FANNING SPRINGS 0.70 AC MLS 754777


OLD TOWN 5.00 AC
OLD TOWN 5.00 AC
TRENTON 0.46 AC
TRENTON 2.00 AC
TRENTON 4.00 AC
TRENTON 10.00 AC
TRENTON 23.72 AC


MLS 751624
MLS 753383
MLS 751922
MLS 754810
MLS 752292
MLS 751443
MLS 754244


$47,500
$59,500
$72,500
$189,900
$22,500
$70,000
$69,900
$34,900
$70,000
$90,000
$150,000
$249,060


RIVERFRONT HOME on 1/2 Acre
Many amenities to enjoy
3BR/3BA 2559 sq.ft.
$485,000 MLS#755019





.LARGE & AFFORDABLE
Scattered Oaks Trotters Farm S/D
3BR/2BA 1620 sq.ft.
$129,000 MLS#755068


Hometown Realty
of North FL,in..

Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008


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COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE
Large Deck Great Location
3/2 DWMI-I I Acre
$89,000 MLSff754089


OAK WALK SUBDIVISION
1594 sq. ft. 1/2 Acre Lot
3BR/2BA w Open Floor Plan
$239,900 MLS# 753902


COMPLETELY REMODELED
Inside & Out, Large Porch
3BR/2BA 1260sq.ft. 2.27 Acres
$139,900 MLS#754369


23 Commercial, US 129 $75,000 LO TS & ACREAGE 10 Acres, CR232 $115,000
.27 Acre, W/S, RiverAccess $37,900 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $119,000
1/3 Commercial Lot Hwy 26 $75,100 1.68 Acres, Bell City Limits, fenced $39,900 5 Acres, Bell City Limits, Dividable $112,000 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $119,000
1/2 Acre, River Access, W/S/P $29,900 2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable NEW $56,900 5 Acres, W/S/P, Suwannee County $69,900 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores 114',I
1/2 Acre, Bronson,City water $24,900 2 Acres, Bell, Dividable $45,000 5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $89,900 10Acres, Paved oad $163,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $18,500 2 Acres, Old Town $40,000 5 Acres, B. Gilchrist, Paved $124,900 11.92 Acres, DWMIHI 2xW/S/P $155,000
1 Acre, Paved Road, Bell $39,900 2 Acres, Old Town, Paved Rd. $39,900 5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, 3 to choose from $85,000 12 Acres, Scattered Oaks $170,000
1 Acre North of Bell $21,000 2.5 Acres, Bell, $39,900 5,5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $59,900 15 Acres, Perfect for Motorcross $175,000
1 Acre, Buck Bay, Chiefland $65,000 2.5 Acres, Slab Foundation, $75,000 5.8 Acres, Trotter Farms S/D $74,900 20 Acres, Plated Pines 189,000
1.03 Acres, Partially Cleared $25,500 3 Acres, Old Town $40,000 7.33 Acres, Cleared $139,900 20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $199,000
3 Ac res, $115000 20 Acres, Pines, Close to River $249,942
1.14 Acres, W/S/P $45,000 4.34 Acres, W/S/P, Morriston $119,000 7.94 Paved Highway $115,000 20 Acres, Pines Close to River $249,942
1.19, Acres, Comer Lot $28,500 5 Acres Beautifully Wooded $69,990 10 Acres, Cleared $199,000 30 Acres, Near Manatee.Spgs $339,000
1.6 Acres, Well & Septic $48,300 5 Acres. Bell City Limits $85,000 10 Acres, CR 232 $99,000 40 Acres, W/SP, Pole Barn $380,000
42 Acres, E. Gilchrist $399,000


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2005 Home Full Length Porch
3BR/2BA on 3.28 Acres
$149,941 MLS#754487


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City ofTrenton 2BR/2BA
City Water & Sewer
$42,000 ML.S#753780


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3/2 Jacobson DWMI-I w/ many upgrades
1800+ sq. It. on 5 acres
$159,000 MLS #752967


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(Not Pictured: Kathleen Shannon, Jack Diepersloot & Nathan Shepherd)


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4 Paddocks 3/2 DWMIH
5 Stall horse Barn 10--Acres
$189,000 MLS#753967


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Licensed Real Estate Broker 386-9
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386-935-024
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 Financing w/l 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 comuty 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"

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


Help Wanted

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: New lo-
cal business needs motivated, dependable
Office Administrator ASAP. Responsi-
bilities will include receptionist, accounts
payable, payroll, inventory control, HR,
and many tasks requiring efficient com-
puter skills with an emphasis on Micro-
soft Office programs. Ability to multi-
task is a must. Full time. position with
benefits. Bilingual is a plus. Contact Pam
Phillips @ 863-902-4185 between 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. EOE
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HIGH SPRINGS FARM LABOR:
Work with cattle, operate farm equip., etc
Benefits included. Please apply in person
at our High Springs office, 125 NW 1st
Ave., High Springs. (386) 454-1511.
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SHelp Wanted ]C LAS S I F I Help Wantedelp an

SMITH LAW FIRM seeking full-time L 1 Bus Driver Trainees; core subject area. Once approved,
experienced legal assistant. Replies are --inr, n-'" nfn rit'itinii rr _n '(rp.p in Crt-ITr cr-I IplITItniIM. ',r, n Substitute Bus Drivers. highly qualified substitutes would be
confidential. 352-490-5353. High School Diploma. 40 hours of in- eligible for substituting at $130 a day in


LABORERS NEEDED
pine trees. Long hours,
a must. Please call after 5
6192.


TRABAJADORES: Para
Las hours son largas y deb
porte para el trabajo. Por
despues de 5pm 1-352-4T
para Belinda.



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[elp Wanted


transporttauon TRENTON FIRE RESCUE is accept-
ipm. 352-472- ing applications for volunteer firefight-
ers. We are in need of motivated and
6tp,12-28-2-1 self disciplined persons to participate
in life safety, incident stabilization, and
plantar pinos. property conservation. Training will
en tenertrans- be provided with a combined 240 hour
2 favor Lae class of Firefighter I and first responder
at no cost to you. The classes are not yet
scheduled, however are forthcoming in
6tb,12-28-2-1 the near future. You can pick up an ap-
plication at the Fire station located at 111
at curiosity SE 5th Ave. beside the Trenton City Park
tion. or attend one of our weekly meetings
rt Einstein on Monday beginning at 7prm. For any
other information, call Asst. Chief Kevin
Benson or Lieutenant Everritt Heaton
at 463-4012. If no answer, please leave
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a message and you will oe
In addition we will be condi
Blood Pressure checks at the
the first Monday of each mon
checks will be from 6pm to 71
you, Fire ChiefAlex Hudson.
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AUTOPARTS COUNTER
or experience necessary. Nec
driving record and dependal
ary based on experience. Plea
(352) 535-7529.


VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUN'
SCHOOLS
Temporary Instructional Ai
Trenton Elementary Scl
High school diploma or eqi
Associate of Arts degree or i
at least 60 credit hours fr
accredited institution
or a passing score on an appr(
test required.
Current, valid CDA requ


INC. SEE OUR LISTIEALTY
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(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com

730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
TROKE REALTY, INC. CONGRATULATES OUR OWN SALESPERSON,
JIM TROKE GILCHRIST COUNTY CHAMBER'S "2006 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR"
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
NEW LISTING--NATURAL WOODS IN DIXIE CO., WITH NEW HOME-SITE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Lots of treed privacy, at this 5-acre property near to
CR-349 north of Old Town. Tract has big, spacious home-site being built (over 3200 sqft., cathedral ceilings, with large 4-car garage attached &
more)--Owner is selling home & property in 'as is' condition--call or e-mail to Debra/office for full information...$149,900.
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 email 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).
NEWLY-BUILT HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Quality-built frame/hardyplank home, just completed at Executive Homes S/D (Swilley
Circle); has spacious living area, full Main BR/BA suite, large 2-car garage (w/door-opener), 14x30 metal storage bldg., all on nicely-kept 1+ acre tract in
nice neighborhood...$199,900.
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 to both 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 --
NEW LISTING--WELL-KEPT PROPERTY W/PRIVACY: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 1600+ inside sqft., at this neat/clean Manufactured home-site close to
Bell, on a secluded 5.8-acre tract (has nice mix of pasture & large oaks).:Large, airy rooms inside, with fireplace & shelving in living room, full Main
BR/BA suite (garden tub & shower in bath), lots more...$126,900.
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 pole 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 Manu. 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/modern kitchen...excellent land/home
package..$197,900.
WOODED COUNTRY ACRES, M/HOME-SITE & MORE IN E. GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Good location & quick access to main roads into
Alachua Co., for this landscaped 5-acre tract (has mix of pine & oak), with well-kept 1992 27x60 Manufactured (w/attached wood deck porch), metal pole
barn, fish pond. Spacious rooms inside, w/roomy Mgin BR/BA suite (large garden tub/sep. shower) Owners are motivated to sell...$174,900.
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.
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...$118,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condition, on a corner
1.15-acre tract (nice mix of trees/open space), with board fencing in front. Located north of Bell, with quick access to US 129 & CR 340...Owner says to
present offers...$88,900.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES, MIX OF WOODS/OPEN SPACE, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, has nice mix of natural woods & open pasture.
Property also has over 1,000' of paved frontage along CR-337, and well, fencing/gates. Lots of potential for family-farm/agricultural use--call or e-mail our
office for full details...$499,900.
6+ ACRES--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.
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded, unspoiled property, has frontage along 2 sides of paved
Spillers Road, so potential for multiple home-sites; located right by neat/clean county park near Old Town...$220,000.
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 e-mail 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 $79,900.
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 $13,900.
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:


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Paul Troke
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Barbara Mayo
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Computer Maintenance Technician
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users with problems and Helpdesk requests.
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repairing computer hardware and installing
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College application required. Position details
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149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
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coordinating, reporting and budgeting for
the Office of Advising and Student
Development. Will conduct student
advising and lead the areas of advising, dual
enrollment, career development, and
multicultural student programming.
Master's degree in student personnel or a
closely related field, and two years
experience in management/supervisory role.
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Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline: March 2, 2007
Inquiries: Human Resource
Development
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149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025

Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
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qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of the
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
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7769 SW CR-334
Bell
3 BR/2 BA Ranch Home on 18 acres w/3
BR/2 BA DW. MLS#754159.
Priced'$616,664.



608 NE 5TH Street
Trenton
3BR/2BA Mobile Home on two
city lots. MLS#752792 Priced at
$64,999.



424 SW 4th Street
Trenton
3BR/ 2BA ranch house, on
city lot. MLS # 751504 Price
$140,000.


Homes w/Land
MLS# 754111 2BD/ 2BA Frame Home on 1 ac
MLS# 750952 2BD/ 1BA MH on 1 ac


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MLS # 754309
MLS # 749600
MLS # 749774
MLS # 751145
MLS # 752877
MLS # 751741
MLS # 751750


Land in Gilchrist County
9.55 acres w/4'well 16x36 shelter
9.2 ac Planted Pines off County Grade
10 ac w/4" well-cross fenced
5 acre wooded lot w/Pines
5 ac wooded w/scattered oaks
11.51 ac cleared pasture
2 ac paved road, cleared


MLS # 752195 2 ac wooded lot
MLS # 752196 5 ac fenced, cleared on paved road
MLS # 755053 3 ac planted pines
MLS # 755054-755056 5 plus ac planted pines


Wonderful 4 BR/2 BA 2,480 sq. ft. 2-story home on 5 full fenced
acres. Beautiful stables, huge pole barn, plenty of room. Only
$365,000. Negotiable.
Magnificent 4 BR/2 BA 2003 mobile home with additional
entertainment room, complete with wet bar, big screen TV and
fireplace. On 2 dividable acres. Only $149,000.
Just Reduced 3 BR/2 BA 1996 mobile home on 5.88 acres. This
is move-in ready, with beautiful country kitchen, fireplace, glam-
our bath and walk-in closets. Only $127,000.
Assumable Mortgage, 2 BR/1.5 BA 1975 mobile home on 1/4
acre. Fully landscaped and 3/4 fenced. 600 ft. from the river, but
no flooding. Only $55,000.
Very Well Kept 3 BR/2 BA mobile home on 2.5 acres in Chief-
land that are fully landscaped with gorgeous azaleas and an abun-
dance of wildlife that you can enjoy right from your screened in
back porch. An additional well, septic, and power pole on the
, pk of the property can lend way for that pole barn you have
-always wanted. Pricedto sell at $95,i.00. --

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5.18 Acres buildable, 100ft. on river, $225,000. Negotiable.
3 BR/1 BA on 1 acre, needs work, $55,000.
1 Acre, high and dry, 2 to choose from, $32,000.
2 Acres, corer lot, $42,900.
2.5 Acres, great terms, $42,900.
3.04 Acres, in Bell, $59,900.
2.5 Acres, paved street, in Long Pond, $64,900.
5 Acres, beautiful pasture. Only 4 left, $85,000.
5 Acres, fenced, well, septic and power, $89,900.



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OPEN HOUSE: 242 NE 203 AVENUE,
CROSS CITY, SAT. 11-3. TWO-STORY
BRICK HISTORIC HOME over 3,300
sq.ft. 5BD/2 1/2B, Pool, 2-Car & RV Ga-
rage. MLS #269425/753693. $374,900.
Call Isabel/Tony, CB MM Parrish Real-
tors (352)318-7829
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BELL 42 ACRES: With 2 mobile
homes and pole barn. Lots of deer & tur-
key. $300,000. 772-201-1115.
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TRENTON-3 NEW homes, 3BR/2BA,
80x100 lot, paved street,water & sewer.
Oak cabinets,ref, range. Call Eileen @
Horizon Realty (352)665-2522.
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ACREAGE FOR SALE: Bell Two
20-acre parcels, one 30-acre parcel, buy
separate or together. Abundant wildlife.
$7,000 per acre. 772-201-1115.
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1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $307/mo. $29,900.
352-215-1018.
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1/2 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beau-
tifully 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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FOR SALE OR LEASE: 1 BR/1 BA
single family home on 'Ig lot, in down-
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 road 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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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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25105 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL
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Kim Stanley
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Beautiful 5 acres with planted pines near Gilchrist/Alachua County line
on paved road. Ready for your new home! $90,000.


Ne\ Listing' Lkgel; 3 2 home built in 20014 just outside Cm ot Trenton
on CR 319. 1 acre lot with gorgeous trees & paved roads. The home has
1657 sq ft living space with vaulted ceilings, luxury master bath & open
kitchen/dining area plus it hasg2car garage. $230,000
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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
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Very nice double-wide in quiet, peaceful mobile 'REDUCED! Almost new 3/2 DW MH on a 1 ac.
home park. This home has tll exterior walls and comer lot on paved streets. This home features a
well maintained, If you want to be close to fishing, fireplace to keep you warm on the cool nights, eat in
golf and town $65,000 (LMH-754573-RH) kitchen, 4" well with filter, and 8' X10' storage shed.
493-2221. This home is being sold furnished or unfurnished
.. .... your choice. Seller is motivated and willing to look
... at offers. $86,000. (DMH-751468-JW) 463-6144
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Great convenient location in Chiefland, This Home .
features new roof, nice screened porch, utility room, ,
carport and shed all on a beautiful lot. $115,000. Beautiful one of a kind 3/2 multi-level home on 2.4
(LR-753828-K) 352-493-2221 acres. This home features concrete block and frame
construction, a 2 car attached garage with work area,
cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel
'..ifl4 ., appliances, wood deck for 2... 1".. ..i.. J ... I., on,
lovely park like lot, and more. $190,000.00
(DR754840 JW) 463-6144
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BRIGHT, NEWLY REMODELED plus new
appliances!! This 2/1 home comes fully furnished, is
on a freshwater canal in the town of Suwannee & is
only 2 minutes by boat to the river & 5 more mn tso 'f
the Gulf. This.totally fenced yard is larger than most '
Suwannee lots. New boathouse is just waiting for BRAND NEW, CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME! This
you to come put your boat in & enjoy some of the: gorgeous log home sits on a beautiful, park-like I
: 1 ,,,i, i .. I .. ii .. ". ,,,i ..i i ,r ,,, i i ,II' Acre. Inside this home you are surrounded by the
752989-JH) 542-9007 warmth of wood from top to bottom. The kitchen and
baths have marble tile & custom cabinets w/ granite
Call Our Office counter tops. It offers plenty of space with 4
bedrooms & a bonus space upstairs. Enjoy your
For M ore Listings! peaceful yard while sitting on your large front or back
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HISTORIC SUWANNEE & SANTA FE
RIVER less than a mile away. This 3/2 MH
Home is completely upgraded with wood
Framed doors & windows, sheet rock walls,
Extra insulation. Doesn't flood, home like-new!
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ENJOY tie WIl.DIFE w/ this
3/2 brick home on 5 acres. Spacious
hronl yard & hack, many possibilities.
little TIC, Call lack Schofill, Realtor
352-214-8108.


NEWIY constructed custom home
In deed restricted Quail Ruri. Features
3/2, ,56 acre tract, 2x6 walls, extra insulation,
High quality windows & doors. 9' ceilings,
large bay windows in bedrooms.

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IMMACULATE 2BR/I BA home On .57 acres
beautiluilly landscaped. Features new carpet,


NEW CONSTRUCTION! This 3/2, 1,848 sq ft
beautiful home On 5.46 acres has a lot to offer.
Home boasts 9' ceilings, open floor plan.
Large den. call today choose your own colors.
Kimberly Baker, Realtor 493-7178.


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Location! Location! Location!
This 2/2 DW MH Ifeatures
874 sq. I,.. 1993 built, .14 acre tract,
some fiumishings, decking, boathouse,
dock, concrete seawall, storage building.
Call Garrett Buzbee, Realtor 352-318-4700.


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13cautilill & Spacious 4/2 home
On 7 acres. Features liaily romi.
Fireplace, kitchen oilers iabuindalce
01' cabinets & stlorage, walk-in closets
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1994 SWMII on 12,14 acres leiccd
& cross I'Iced. I:eatlres 1,2O 8is, ii,.


This CUTE 3/2 DW on 3 lots
Is a "Diamond in the Rough". Minutes
Form boating, fishing & swimming, home
Only needs little TLC. Motivated Seller!
Call Rebecca Woodin, Realtor352-494-8233.




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COUNTRY CHARM describes this
Spacious 3/2.5'homne on 9 acres.
Features tongue & groove pine walls.
Cathedral ceilings, large rbyer & hallway,
2.730 sq. I.. extra large laundry room.

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Features large scattered oaks. barns,
Fenced,. WMI 2111/2BR A, 20 acres,
One car attached garage, lauge living,
Addition on back & separate building heated
& cooled.
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11 Acre Trenton $17,500
.11 Acre Suwannee $63,000
.11 Acre Suwannee $250,000
.11 Acre Suwannee $295,000
.20 Acre Fanning Springs $75,000
.26 Acre Suwannee $600,000
.30 Acre Chiefland $25,000
.31 Acre Chiefland $29,900
.46 Acre Bell $19,900
.50 Acre Suwannee $65,000
.82 Acre Chiefland $85,000
.90 Acre Chiefland $34,900
1 Acre Bell $19,900
1 Acre Bell $30,000


6.07 Acres Trenton $104,900
6.08 Acres Trenton $104,900
6.73 Acres Bell $69,900
8.18Acres Chiefland $129,900
8.80Acres High Springs $132,000
9 Acres Trenton $225,000
9.62 Acres Bell $129,900
9.63 Acres Bell $149,900
9.63 Acres Chiefland $220,000

10Acres Chiefland $109,900
10 Acres Trenton $60,000
10 Acres Chiefland $139,900
10 Acres Trenton $100,000
10Acres Bell $100,000


1.25 Acres Fanning Springs. $24,900 10Acres Bell
1.33 Acres Chiefland $49,500 0 Acres Bell,
1.80 Acres Trenton $55,000 10.06 Acres 0O
1.81 Acres Trenton $55,000 14.85 Acres Hi
1.83 Acres Trenton $55,000
1.94 Acres Trenton $55,000 24 Acres Bell
2 Acres Bell $45,000 25 Acres Trent
2.29 Acres Branford $179,900 31.33 Acres Cl
4.75 Acres Trenton $79,900 33.50 Acres Tr
4.77 Acres Bell $69,900 35.40Acres Bi
j 57.37 Acres Ci
5 Acres Old Town $75,000 70 acres Trento
5 Acres Bell $69,900 80 Acres Bell
5 Acres Chiefland $80,000 100 Trenton
5Acres Bell $85,000 105.08Acres C
5 Acres Trenton $98,500 120 Acres Bell
5.04 Acres Bell $75,000


$124,900
$149,900
ld Town $130,000
igh Springs $222,750

$366,000
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hiefland .$313,300
enton $502,500
ell $442,500
liefland $1,721,100
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$800,000
$1,079,000
'hiefland $1,044,750
$1,200,000


laillyry Ian, large eat-iln kitchen, 2 car garage, 3111 2/MlA cluding gotas with sell Call 1.25 acres, Levy Couany.
1,650 sq. fl,, 12xl3 screened cook house, Rlbeene Woodin, Reallar 352-494-82J33 Call Garrelt Buzbee Realtor
20xl2 concrete block workshop, 352-318-4700C
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School District Honors
Teachers And Employees
(Continued from Page One)
Service program, extemporaneous
speaking, forensic crime scene pro-
cessing, and coordination of services
for criminal justice and teacher cadet
program for high schools across the
State. He serves on the Neighborhood
Accountability Board. He is the advi-
sor for the criminal justice program
and his students recently finished
.second in a statewide competition.
His principal and co-workers had this
to say about Ray, "He is known for
building rapport with students and
challenging them academically. His
colleagues very well respect him. He
always takes the learning to the next
level and this has a very positive re-
action from students. Ray is a posi-
tive, caring teacher who is passionate
about learning."
Mrs. Lynette Langford, Principal
introduced Mrs. Sue Reed. Mrs. Reed
is a veteran teacher with 27 years of
experience with Gilchrist County
Schools. She is currently teaching
Language Arts at THS. She is a peer
teacher in Alternative Certification


and Peer Coaching program, and she
is trained to teach and mentor teach-
ers in the Excelsior Pinnacle grade
program and Snapshot data analysis
tool. She facilitates workshops on
educational technology, rigor and
relevance, and improvement of class-
room instruction. She has helped de-
velop a variety of student projects to
assist students in multimedia applica-
tions, public speaking, conflict reso-
lutions, and team building. Mrs. Reed
is a precinct committee woman for a
local political party, and a member of
the American Legion Auxiliary. She
is an active member of Bethel Bap-
tist Church where she serves on the
stewardship committee and sings in
the choir. She is a devoted wife and
mother of two sons, one of which is
graduating from Pharmacy school,
the other serves proudly in the United
States Army. She is a supportive mili-
tary mom. According to her principal
and co-workers, "Sue exemplifies
professionalism. She is always the
one to embrace new initiatives for the
improvement of schools and student
growth. She always goes the extra
mile for students. She does whatever
it takes to help a struggling student


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reach their potential. She pushes
students toward success. She is re-
spected by her peers as a leader and a
compassionate educator."
Outstanding Employees
of the Year
Trenton Elementary School was
represented by Ernest Sullivan. Mrs.
Jean Ledvina explained Ernie had
been a valued member of the custodi-
al and maintenance team since 1980.
He is the "go-to guy" for a variety
of important functions, including
setting up for special events, coor-
dination of deliveries, directing traf-
fic, and making sure the offices and
grounds are neat and clean. In addi-
tion to his regular duties, Ernie does
not need to wait to be told what to do-
he seeks out any opportunity to assist
in any way. He is one of the hardest
working employees in our school
system and he performs every task
with great care and enthusiasm. His
tenacious approach to task comple-
tion and cheerful attitude make him
one of the most valued and cherished
employees.
Trenton High School was repre-
sented by Faye Sheffield. Faye is a
20-year veteran of Gilchrist County


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School Food Service Programs. She
has been recognized for her work with
the summer Food Service Program,
the NEFEC Food Services Confer-
ence, the NEFEC School Nutrition
Program, the THS Christmas pro-
grams and other special events. She
is an active member of the Florida
School Nutrition Association's Lead-
ership and Legislative programs. Her
leadership roles include: four years
as secretary of the Gilchrist County
Food Association; and President-
elect of the Gilchrist County Food
Association for 2006-2007. Faye's
volunteer activities include: National
4-H, Gilchrist County Down Home
Days, Relay for Life, special holiday
programs for local children and se-
niors. She is a talented sewer and of-
ten creates special uniforms and other
items for employees and community
members for special events and rec-
ognitions. She is an active member
of the Church of Christ. During her
25 years of membership with the Gil-.
christ County Woman's Club, she has
chaired a variety of committees, and
has held the offices of treasurer, vice
president and president. According
to her co-workers, Faye is known as


"one of the bright spots in our daily
lives. No matter what is asked of her,
she does it with a smile. She is truly d
joy to have on our staff," Mrs. Lang-
ford explained.
Bell Elementary School is repre-
sented by Mrs. Betty Shepherd. Mrs.
Shepherd began her career with the
Gilchrist Schools as a volunteer and
has remained with the school district
for 28 years. She is currently a lun-
cheon manager at Bell Elementary
School. She has served as treasurer
of the local School Nutrition Asso-
ciation, and is an active member of
both the Sate and National Associa-
tions. She has competed in the Na-
tional School Nutrition's education
and dairy product contests and has
won first place awards twice. Other
National and State level awards Betty
has received include: Super School
Award for, Small Districts (5 times),
Smart Start Award for national School
Breakfast Week timeses, Safety and
Sanitation award, the Clean Sweep
Award, and the Innovative Techni-
cally Enhanced Media award; she
has been inducted into the "Buffy
Udderly Awesome" Hall of Fame
sponsored by M&B Products. Betty


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is a lifelong learner and participates
in a variety of continuing education
and certification programs. In addi-
tion to her school activities, Betty
also volunteers with a variety of or-
ganizations; makes quilts for nursing
home residents and teaches Sunday
School at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
Her energy, enthusiasm compassion
are greatly appreciated by our em-
ployees, students and community
members, Mr. Reed explained.
Bell High School is represented by
Beth Fowler. Ms. Fowler began her
career with Bell High School seven
years ago as a Food Service em-
ployee and is currently a bus driver
in the Transportation Department,
Mrs. Parrish explained. She has
been a member of the National, State
and local School Nutrition Associa-
tions. She was the Gilchrist County
school bus Driver of the Year for two
years. Her other activities include:
Bell High School Year Book Dedi-
cation, BHS Decorating Committee,
BHS Grad Night Chaperone, BHS
Quarterback Club, Booster Club and
Class Advisor for the Class of 2009.
She is an active and frequent vol-
unteer at Ayers Nursing Center. She
is an active member of Union Bap-
tist Church where she is a volunteer
Youth Group Chaperone. Her co-
workers describe her as professional,
enthusiastic, and compassionate. She
is especially known for her kindness
toward our seniors and children. As
one community member expressed,"
She values the children for what they
are and she is able to find the good in
everyone. It only takes one person to
make a difference in a child's life and
I know that Beth will be remembered
by many students as their future un-
folds," the principal explained.


Bell Advisory
Committee Proposes
Vision For Town
(Continued from Page One)
in height, free standing signs and
restricted in size, property mainte-
nance, landscaping and open space
requirements are met by all develop-
ment according to guidelines adopted
as part of the Bell Land Development
Regulations.
Mark Gluckman explained to the
board that there were matching grants
available to assist the Town of Bell
adopt the Vision Statement into the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan and
Land Development Regulations.
The committee members attending
the meeting were in support of the
XVision Statement and urged the mem-
bers to contact others members of -
the committee to have them attend
the Thursday evening meeting in the
Bell Town Hall. This meeting will
begin at 6:00 p.m. The public is in-
vited to attend.


Senator Oelrich Asks For
CON Review Involving
Tri-County Hospital
(Continued from Page One)
Secretary Andrew Agwunobi was
appointed Secretary of the Agency
for Health Care Administration by
Governor Crist earlier this month.
His agency oversees the Certificate
of Need program which reviews
hospital and nursing home projects
throughout Florida.



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