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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 8, 2007
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City Of Trenton To Discuss CRA Program Monday

Night In Special Meeting


The Trenton City Commission
will hold a Special Meeting Monday
February 12 in the Gilchrist County
Commission Meeting Building. This
meeting will get underway at 5:30
p.m. Mayor Pete Randolph explained


that the public is invited to come and
share their feelings about the pro-,
posed Downtown Redevelopment
Plan for the City of Trenton. The
Mayor- reported the public would be
given time to address the board be-


fore the board discusses the proposed This letter is published on Page Two
plan. of this edition.
Commissioner Randy Rutter sub-
mitted a "Letter to the Citizens and
Property Owners of Trenton" inviting
them to this meeting Monday night.


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The Capital City Bank Walk-A-Thon Team raised the most money of any team. From left to right walk-
ingfor Capital City are Cortney Irvin, Shelly Irvin, Jeff Irvin, Clif Bradley, Debbie Hurst, Geri Cruze
and Denise Hudson.

Walk-A-Thon Raises Over $11,000

For Scholarships And

Teacher Mini Grants


by Cindy Jo A' ei .,
The Education Foundation Of Gil-
christ Counts. Inc.'s board members
rallied a multitude of good hearted
Gilchrist County citizens to partici-
pate in the Annual Walk-A-Thon on
Saturday, February 3. The walkers
raised a total of $11,788.03 that will
be used for scholarships for Gilchrist
County high-school seniors and mini
grants for teachers. Last year the Ed-
ucation Foundation gave out a total
of $64,000.00 in scholarships and
mini grants. This year's event total
was almost $500.00 more than at the
2006 Walk-A-Thon.
Education Foundation President
Julie Thomas told those gathered
before the actual walk began, "Bell
and Trente' scfiools have done an
awesome job raising money for the
Foundation." The Foundation has two
major fund-raisers a year, the first is
the Walk-A-Thon and the second is
the Wild Beast Feast which will be
held April 27. Cooler temperatures
and windy weather did not deture a
large crowd of individuals, students,
teachers, ele ed officials and Educa-
tion Foundation board members from
participating in this year's walk.
The individual who raised the
most money was Chelsea A. Teague
who attends Trenton Middle School.
Chelsea is always a big supporter
of the Walk-A-Thon and has raised
large sums of money each year to
benefit the seniors and teachers in
the county. Employees of Capital
City Bank turned in $2,596.13 which
placed their business as number one
in funds raised. Drummond State
Bank's employee team was also on
hand to walk and their group raised
$1,776.63. Trenton Middle and High
School raised $2187.00 which was
the most funds raised by any school.
Trenton FFA supported their school
effort by raising some $570.00 of


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Jim Jones of Trenton and Charles Townsend of Bell are shown cook-
ing hot dogs for those participating in the 2007 Education Founda-
tion Walk-A-Thon.


their total. Bell Middle High School
got fired up and joined in this year's
event earning some $976.63 for the
Walk-A-Thon. Bell had a large group
of seniors and their basketball team
participate in the event.
This year as in the past the Walk-
A-Thon route began at the Gilchrist
County Courthouse and circled
around by Ayers Health and Rehabil-
ition Center where walkers were re-
warded with a bottle of water or other
beverage. The residents of Ayers this
year as in past years were waiting to
cheer the walkers on from the road-
side. The walkers are always glad
to make the half way point and be
greeted by the friendly staff at Ayers
Health and Rehab, Gilchrist County
Sheriff David Turner and his staff of
volunteers were at every intersection
to stop the traffic for the walkers to
cross. The Sheriff's Volunteers are
a big help at both of the Education
Foundation events.
Once the walkers-made their way
back to the courthouse south lawn
they were greeted by Education
Foundation members and helpers
who had prepared a lunch of hot dogs
which Mr. Jim Jones and Mr. Charles
Townsend grilled for them. They also
enjoyed bottled water which CCDA
Water Bottling Company provided.
The hotdogs, buns and condiments
were donated by Hitchcock's Food-
way in Trenton.
Mrs. Thomas wrapped up the event
(Continued on Page Sixteen)


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 has 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 from 11:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bell Commu-
nity Center. Dinners will be $5.00.


by John M. Ayers
A neighbor living just across the
street from the Roy Shearin's resi-
dence called Gilchrist County 911
Saturday night to advise that a fire
was burning at 407 SW 4th Avenue
in Trenton. It was not reported the
time the neighbor' reached the 911
dispatch, but the officer dispatched
Emergency-22 and Trenton Police
Department to the scene at 9:15 p.m.
The fire department and police offi-
cer were reported to have reached the
scene at 9:22 p.m.
When the police department
reached the scene, the officer discov-.
ered that the outside storage build-
ing and porch were fully engulfed in
flames. The Trenton Fire Department
was reported to have begun fighting
the structure fire from the southeast
corner in order to protect the Shea-
rin's residence. Mr. Roy Shearin was
reported to have been standing in his
back yard with a garden hose spray-
ing water on the grass near his kero-
sene tank and the northwest corer.
Trenton Police officer Rodney
Wright was reported to have entered
the backyard area where Mr. Shearin
was holding his hose spraying water
on the grass. Mrs. Shearin reported


by Geneva Cornwell
Resourcefulness is finding practi-
cal uses for that which others would
overlook or discard. Resourcefulness'
opposing factor is wastefulness.
Everyone is a wealthy person be-
cause of being surrounded by re-
sourbes, relationships, opportunities
and ideas that are full of potential.
It's a matter of using that wealth in
the most excellent ways possible.
Resourcefulness is seeking, look-
ing for and finding what you need.
Resourcefulness is maximizing the
use of what you already have. Re-
sourcefulness is utilizing and exer-
cising your innate talents. Resource-
fulness is recognizing value in things
which others overlook. Resourceful-
ness is recycling; restoring worth by
reusing and repairing items and put-
ting them back in use.
By being resourceful, a person can
maintain a higher standard. Demon-
strating resourcefulness to others will
give them an example and, hopefully,
those others will see the need to be
resourceful also. Resourcefulness is
akin to creativity while avoiding un-
necessary expenditures and making
the most of what is available, be it
items, ideas or talents in people.
The Character Council of Gilchrist
County, as a group, selected Mrs.
Donna Creamer as it's personality of
the month for February. Mrs. Cream-


that her husband heard someone
say, "Step back," but he stayed there
spraying water. Mrs. Shearin told the
Trenton City Counsel Monday night
that the officer grabbed the hose her
husband was using and snatched it.
At that time the water was reported
to have gotten the officer wet. The
police officer was reported to have
snatched the hose away from Mr.
Shearin, cutting the 73-year-old
man's hand at the time. Mr. Shearin
was reported to have been grabbed
by the arm, thrown to the ground and
told not to get up or he would shoot
him with a Taser weapon.
The Trenton Fire Department was
able to keep the fire from spreading
to the Shearin's home as well as other
neighbor's properties.
Trenton Police Chief Billy Smith
told the Trenton City Commission
Monday night that he had met with
the Shearins and gotten a statement
from them regarding the incident.
Chief Smith explained to the counsel
that he had also told the Police Of-
ficer that he was conducting an inter-
nal investigation regarding the inci-
dent reported to have occurred at the.
Shearin's residence during the Satur-
day night fire. Chief Smith went on to


Donna Creamer
er, of Pure Water Wilderness, has
been demonstrating resourcefulness
since 2005, when she was first hired
as the organization's executive direc-
tor. Coming from many generations
back of Floridians, her family's re-
sources were limited, but she learned
from childhood how her parents rec-
ognized ways in getting the family's
needs met.
Mrs. Creamer, with her husband,
Al, moved to Gilchrist County in
1986 from Clearwater, Florida. All
three of their children were born in
north central Florida. The Creamer
family makes its home in Bell. This


explain that his internal investigation
could take until the end of the week
because there were 6 or 7 people that
he still needed to talk with regarding
this incident.
Mrs. Shearin told the City Counsel
that she'tried to file a written com-
plaint about the incident Monday
morning but was unable to get a copy
of the form. "I understand that the
City of Trenton is in tough financial
condition at this time, but the City
better think about defending a law-
suit regarding the actions the police
officer had on my husband Saturday
night," Mrs. Shearin explained
Mr. Roy Shearin had very little
to say but e.pldn'ied. "I .don' want
to keep the police officer from ever
working again, but I ant that officer
and the Police Chief gone from the
City of Trent'n." Mr. Shearin got up
andleft ef the n-r:in hen he finished
making his point to the counsel.
Ma;cor Pete Randolph advised
the board and staff to not make any
comments or hold any discussions
involving this incident until after the
Chief of Police Internal Investigation
was finalized and announced to the
board.


resourceful lady spends much of her
off time from work with the youth at
her church, and with the pastor as her
partner, both of them are teaching the
children how to be resourceful in uti-
lizing the personal gifts and talents of
the young.
Donna recently displayed her gift-
ing of resourcefulness, when she
created from scratch, hosted and in-
volved people from the Tri-County
area in a "Tourism Summit" held
in September 2006 at Hart Springs
Recreational Area. She explained
that attempting to pull together the
resources of 102 people was a major
undertaking, but it brought her great
satisfaction.
Because Mrs. Creamer works with
young people on a regular basis she
believes that children are our nation's
greatest resource. She believes that
children ,can teach adults so much,
mainly because she believes that the
developing mind has so much cre-
ativity, imagination and inventive-
ness. She feels adults who work so
far removed from children's everyday
activities, not only forget the wonder
of the resource we have in children,
but they miss learning from them.
Donna challenges people of all ages
to do more than what can be thought
possible, by being resourceful.
..This gifted lady is one of many
(Continued on Page Sixteen)


Zibe and Railee McKenzie waiting for the annual Education Foundation Walk-A-Thon to begin on
Saturday, February 3.


$18 P3 ###


Character Council Awards

Donna Creamer

With Resourcefulness Award










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John's

Comments
By: John M. Ayers
I was sorry to learn that Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Shearin lost their outside
storage building due to fire on Sat-
urday night. But I was even more
disappointed in the type of service
that they received from the Trenton
Police Department.
I have been in this small rural com-
munity all of my life and the Shearins
have always been here. Mrs. Eunice
and Mr. Roy have a fine family and
no one deserves to be treated the way
they have been regarding the Trenton
Police Department's action to Mr.
Shearin.
Monday night Mr. Roy and Mrs.
Eunice were in attendance in the
Trenton City Commission meeting to
advise the counsel how they felt re-
garding the incident.
Mrs. Eunice explained that she
understood that the City of Trenton
was in poor financial condition, but
the board better start thinking about
a lawsuit for the action police officer
Randy Wright took toward Mr. Shea-
rin Saturday night.
I want to make a number of points
that any police officer should first
consider when they are dealing with
senior citizens involving the officer's
actions on their private property. '
The department head should teach
an officer that they should have re--
spect for any older person, just as a
person should have respect for a law
enforcement officer. For an officer to
come onto a person's private prop-
erty and treat them like they are an
intruder and threaten to shoot them
with a Taser weapon because the


person could not hear the officer or
understand them in a moment of cri-
sis, this type of action is unaccept-
able and should not be tolerated by
the Police Department or the City of
Trenton.
.I have never thought that lawsuits
were an answer to a problem. But
when an officer of the law oversteps
their bounds in treating a person with
no respect, and causes the person
bodily injury, necessary actions have
to be taken to make the officer under-
stand that they acted irresponsibly.
I don't feel tha the officer acted re-
sponsibly and in the best interest and
welfare of the residents of Trenton. I
hope that no one ever has to experi-
ence this again.

Letter To The Editor
On December 14, 2006 the Jour-
nal published a letter from Commis-
sioner Tommy Langford that accused
me and my local supporters of expos-
ing the voters of Gilchrist County'
to a "campaign of negativity" and
"half truths and lies." He cited my
full page campaign ad published in
the Journal on November 2, 2006 as
evidence of "the extent an individual
will go to distort the truth." He then
stated that "we need to stand up for
the principles and morals that we be-
lieve in."
SCommissioner Langford, your at-
k onr my character is based on half-
truths and is out of order.. Let's tell
the citizens tlie whole truth, not just
the truth from your perspective. First,
I did NOT conduct a negative cam-
paign. Second, I pointed out that Mr.
Steams has violated the major princi-
ple upon which the Party of Lincoln
and this great Nation was founded;
(Continued on Page Sixteen)


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Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd
Last 'week saw us once again
celebrate Groundhog Day and I
can only hope that the groundhog
community did not find this one
day of reliance on rodents over the
weather channel too stressful.
However, given the expertise
most groundhogs have with the
English language, not to mention
meteorology, there is probably some
doubt as to scientific strength of this
forecasting approach. Unfortunately,
many on Wall Street have the same
aptitude for forecasting as your local
groundhog.
Rather than question the efficacy
of what are often lofty and unrealistic
projections of performance that seem
to always minimize the inherent risk,
investors often let greed run rampant
over common sense. I always ask
myself why this is so when there
are so many quality investments
available.
Oshkosh Truck, a manufacturer of
heavy-duty vehicles for the defense,
fire and emergency and commercial
industries is an excellent example of
a low risk opportunity exhibiting a
reasonable return.
A year ago the shares were trading
at the $49 level. My earnings estimate
for the company's 2006 fiscal year
was $2.65 per share with a target
price $60. The assumption was made
that the shares would continue to
trade a multiple, or P/E, of 23.
So has the stock lived up to
expectations over the past year?
Late last April, the shares hit a
high of $65.69. They subsequently
retrenched somewhat, bottoming out
at about the $44 level, before starting
another upward climb to their current
price of nearly $53, thereby yielding
a 12 month gain of about 8 percent
before dividends.
One reason for the price decline is
that Oshkosh has closed on a number
of acquisitions, while at the same
'time losing out on a nmij6r acquisition'
,bid last MAy. When you-read this,
Oshkosh will have released their
2007 first quarter earnings report. It is
likely the company's latest acquisition
of JLG Industries will have a slightly
negative impact on those first quarter
earnings. Meanwhile, the multiple for
Oshkosh has slipped to around 19.
Looking at the company's 2006
financial performance, it would be
hard to ask for more. Earnings per
share increased 26.6 percent to $2.76,
well exceeding my $2.65 estimate, on
sales of $3.43 billion. The previous
year Oshkosh earned $2.18 per share
on sales of $2.96 billion.
The company reaffirmed its fiscal
2007 earnings estimate of $3.05 to
$3.15 per share, excluding the effects
of the JLG. Oshkosh expects the
acquisition of JLG to be modestly
accretive in 2007, if you exclude non-
cash charges and other transaction-
related costs.
Further strengthening the
company's potential as an investment
candidate is the intrinsic value of its
shares. Using a discounted earnings
approach with an earnings growth
rate of 15 percent and a discount rate
of 11 percent yields a per share value


The Fool
(Kent Heaton)


The English word 'fool" is a derivative of the Latin
meaning of "bellows, bag, to blow" and suggests, a person
lacking in judgment or prudence [Webster's Ninth New
Collegiate Dictionary]. A fool may be perceived as a stupid
person or one who entertains in a silly way for laughs.
There is a fool spoken of by God that is neither stupid; full
of air nor entertaining. "The fool has said in his heart,
'There is no God"'(Psalms 14:1; 53:1). Sadly, without
acknowledging it, most people fall under this definition.
To say that one does not believe in God makes him a
fool but this is not all that makes a person a fool. Denying
the existence of God believes that life is about the pursuit
of self and self alone. Jesus told the multitude in Luke 12
that life is not about the abundance of things one possesses.
The folly of covetousness is looking at the stuff of this
world as lasting and eternal. The Lord tells the story of a
man who was rich and increasing in wealth as his crops
yielded plenty. The man was so possessed by his affluence
that he decided to tear down his existing barns and build
larger barns for all his crops. The spirit of the man was
satisfied with his own worth but failed to realize that his
breath was held in the hand of the Almighty God (Daniel
5:23). That night he died. God called him a "fool" because
he denied God and lived for self.
The Psalmists describe the confidence of the foolish to
their own destruction. "Wise men die; the fool and the
brutish alike perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue
for ever, and their dwelling-places to all generations; they
call their lands after their own names" (Psalms 49:10-11).
The fool is one who believes what is right is what is in his
own eyes (Proverbs 12:15). He "rages and is self


confident" (Proverbs 14:16); "has no delight in
understanding, but in expressing his own heart"
(Proverbs 18:2); "trusts in his own heart" (Proverbs
28:26).
The fool is one who does not know God because he does
not see God. He has no desire to serve God nor
acknowledge the will of God in his life. His life is about
himself. A fool does not see the glory of God in works of
creation (Psalm 92; 19:1-6) but walks in darkness
(Ecclesiastes 2:14). He rejects the counsel of God for his
own counsel. "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away
from the LORD. For he will be like a bush in the desert
and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in
stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt without
inhabitant" (Jeremiah 17:5-6).
The sadness of the fool is that in death there is no joy.
The fool has lived his life without God pursuing all the
follies of material gain to leave behind for others. Life is
vain. Life is a waste. Death brings nothing but sorrow. What
the fool attained in life is lost in death; what he attains in
death is lost in the eternal ages of suffering without God.
He lived without God in this life and will live without God
in death. "Without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing
unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he
is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him"
(Hebrews 11:6). Hope in death can only come to those who
believe in God and accept His will as guide for their lives.
Without this faith there is no hope; only the hope of a fool.
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear
God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole
duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).


Letter to the Residence
and Property Owners of
the City of Trenton,
On Monday evening February 12th,
at County Commissioners Meeting
Room, you will have an opportunity
to tell the city commissioners how
the Community Redevelopment Area
(CRA) money could be best used.
This money comes from your re-
cent property tax increase and is sup-
posed to be used to redevelop and
revitalize the entire City of Trenton.
Do you want to spend $2,000,000 to
$5,000,000 of borrowed money on
the proposed Main Street Streetscape
Project (trees, sidewalks, park bench-
es etc.) or do you want to totally
change the existing Community Re-
development Plan and put your tax
dollars to good use? I personally think
the plan should be totally revised to
include more beneficial projects such
as street repair, water and sewer im-
provements, flood control initiatives
and other more worth while projects
through out the entire city.
The Cedar Key CRA includes some
of these same projects..I am also to-
tally opposed to borrowing large
sums of money for any CRA projects
at the present time. I would rather
take on projects that we can pay for
as we get the money.
Please come to the meeting Febru-
ary 12th or call the Commissioners
and Mayor and give us your opinion.
For those of you who would prefer to
write a letter, the address is 114 North
Main Street. Hope to meet and talk to
you at the meeting Monday.
Sincerely
/s/ Randy Rutter
Trenton City Commissioner
.463-1277


Letter To The Editor
It seems to me, a letter of appre-
ciation is long overdue to Mr. "Bud-
dy" Vickers, Dr. Jim Surrency, The
School Board Members and all the
staff at the District Office.
You have greatly impressed me
with your conduct from day one
when I first became an employee at
the School Board Office.
.I see people, mostly parents, com-
ing in with troubled hearts and know-
ing how very busy your schedules
are, you still take time to speak with
them and help them solve their prob-
lems as fairly as you know how.
SYou treat each person the same in
public, as you do in an office setting,
with dignity and respect.
What an honor and a privilege to
work with, and for, such marvelous
people and, in an "almost perfect"
atmosphere. Sorry, only Heaven is
Peec'! .
I.for,one appreciate you!
Blessings,
Nan Rogers
Receptionist, GCSBD
of $104. The more conservative
free cash flow to the firm approach
produces a result of $87 per share.
My 2007 earnings estimate for
company is $3.40 per share with a
target price of $64 per share for an
annual gain of 21 percent, assuming
that the current multiple of 19 remains
relatively constant.
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.

Wild Beast Feast
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 raised will be used
for scholarships for Gilchrist County
students. For tickets please contact
Julie Thomas at 463-1000 or (352)
494-8070.

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday, January 31
Lotto Drawing:
2-3-6-7-27-45
No winner of the $19 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
153 at $3,327.50

4-Digit Winners
9,474 at $43.50

3-Digit Winners:
160,099 at $3.50

Play 4 Drawing:
8-6-8-9

Cash 3 Drawing:
5-2-5

Saturday, February 3
Lotto Drawing:
15-19-33-46-47-51
No winners of the $25 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
112 at $6,524.50

4-Digit Winners:
6,744 at $88

3-Digit Winners:
144,541 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:
2-0-8-7
Cash 3 Drawing:
5-4-4


S -COOKING AND CARRYI-
COOKING AND CARRYING' ON


By Cindy Jo Ayers
As time rolls on and I become a
little older I have started to appreci-
ate the simpler things in life. Some
memories are of special people who
are no longer with us. There are some
special places and times spent that I
now value greatly. When I was a kid
hanging around the fire at the hunting
camp my grandmother taught me to
bake sweet potatoes in the hot ashes
around the edge of the smoldering
camp fire. Man, talk about good,
there is nothing as mellow tasting as
a foil wrapped sweet potato roasted
in the ashes for a couple of hours.
Looking back on it now I remember
the adults always cautioning us about
playing in the open fire. Like children
anywhere we loved to poke around in
the fire with a stick.
From time to time we would be
playing and race through the camp
coming a little too close to the fire
and some adult family member
would just about dislocate our shoul-
der as they jerked on our arm to keep
us from tumbling into the fire. Not
all memories of the camp fire were
about danger.
While buying camp groceries each
year one of the first things on the
shopping list was marshmallows. We
had never heard of S'mores way back
then but we sure knew how to whittle
a nice palmetto stick into a fine skew-
er for roasting marshmallows.
Speaking of fires and roasting; I
also remember standing in front of
the fire and first roasting the front
side and then the back side while
listening to some pretty amazing tall
tales which only serious deer hunters
or avid fishermen could concoct. You
know looking back on it now there
isn't anything on TV that's nearly
as interesting as a good deer hunting
story told by your grandfather while
you warm your back by the fire on
a cold clear starry night. The oply.
sounds other than the rise and fall of
his voice as he really got into telling
the tale was the mournful sound of a,
distant hoot owl and the popping and
crackling of the camp fire.
I fondly remember baking biscuits
on a lard dan lid pan in the wood
stove oven at camp as a young girl.
Again, my grandmother gave out
instructions on setting the stoves
damper and checking the biscuits of-
ten so they didn't burn on one side of
the pan. You had to spin the lard can
lid around because the biscuits would


always brown first on the side of the
oven next to the fire box. Now I admit
in the year 2007 this is not really very
important information to know, but I
have to tell you those simple times are
now priceless memories. I feel very
blessed to have been raised on a farm
in north central Florida. A descendent
of that lighter'd knot tough pioneer
stock crowd. Our decendents came
down here to Florida from.mostly
Georgia and Alabama and settled
this once wild place. Those pioneers
were not very well traveled and not
always very well educated but they
sure had something, I 'reckon' you
call it grit. As my grandmother would
say, "They were a sight to behold."

Seems like from time to time we
end up with a few bananas that turn a
little too ripe before we can eat them.
Last weekend we had a few over ripe
bananas and I ran across the follow-
ing recipe and it's pretty good...if I do
say so myself. Y'all enjoy.



1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream butter and 1 cup sugar un-
til smooth. Add eggs, bananas and
vanilla; mix thoroughly. Stir in sour
cream. Combine flour, baking pow-
der, soda and salt; fold flour mixture
into creamed mixture and set aside.
Combine nuts, brown sugar and cin-
ibribio Spriead half ,-f the matterr into |
greased 10-inch tube pan. Sprinkle
\ ith nut mixture and add remaining
batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to
50 minutes.
Note: Be sure to check the date on
baking powder and soda. The baking
powder container has the expirations
clearly marked on the bottom. The
soda date is a little harder to find; it's
a good idea to write the purchase date
on top of the box. I only use it to bake
with for about six months from the
purchase date.


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


American Legion Airs
Valentine's Day is next week, Wednesday, in fact. And Thursday, February 15, is the
regularly scheduled monthly meeting for Post 91 in Trenton. Tonight is the.Executive
Committee meeting for Post 91 and Auxiliary Unit 91, at 6:00 PM. Following the
Executive Committee meeting is the Auxiliary Unit 91 regular monthly meeting. Be
sure to attend these meetings to know what the Unit and Post are planning to do in the
coming months.
The regular meeting for Post 91 will be preceded by the Donation Spaghetti dinner,
beginning at 5:30 and going on until 6:45. Come out and eat dinner and hang around for
the meeting and get involved with Post 91 and the Legion Family.
The tornadoes of last Friday morning did a great deal of damage in Central Florida.
Post 347 in Lady Lake was undamaged and was set up as a command post and was able
to be a point of contact to help with the recovery program. Lady Lake Post 347 is the
Post Home for the Department Vice-Commander, Warren Post, and Warren was quick to
let everyone know the Post and American Legion was up and operating, ready to help in
that devastated community.
Trenton's Post 91 Post Home was certified several years ago as an emergency
shelter, and several members were certified to aid the Red Cross in running a shelter
there. This is just one way the local American Legion is ready to help in our
community. Let us continue to pray it is not needed for that. Let us also pray for the
folks that did suffer losses in those storms last week.
In the Alachua County Veterans Newsletter from the Alachua County Veteran
Service Officer, Jim Lynch, there is an article that may be of interest to any WWII
veterans of the battle for Guadalcanal. A letter from Vernon Ferguson, a pilot with the
5th Reconnaissance Group, 338th Squadron doing Post-Hostilities Mapping there, has
some personal photos and copies of some official photos as well, of Guadalcanal from
the air at low level. He was directed by the War Department to photograph the cemetery
from 500 feet and later went to the cemetery and took some photos there on his own.
Vernon Ferguson thought that maybe some of the veterans of Guadalcanal might want to
see them and asked that those interested, contact Jim Lynch at 352- 264-6740 for more
information. That phone number is for the Alachua County Service Office.
The National Park Service says that visitors often report some graffiti on the World
War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. People see a pair of eyes, a nose and fingers like
someone peering over a wall, and the words "Kilroy was Here". The WWII monument
commission included this in the National Monument, in "tribute" to the "Super Soldier"
of WWII. He showed up in mess halls, latrines, tanks, planes and ships, even getting to
the next stop first, before anyone else did.
"As it was during World War II, when he seemed to be everywhere, no one cares
how or why -just thfit Kilroy is there and always will be." Peter Wheeler, Chairman of
the National World War II Memorial Advisory Board, says Kilroy deserves his place
there.
Remember our Armed Forces all over the world each day in your thoughts and
prayers, and here at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the
families of those called to active duty in service to America, helping out however and
whenever we can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149


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


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Page Three


Anna White Writes Song That

Is Listed Fourth On Internet

Radio
while maintaining her belief "family
So Rare' received over 43,000 play
requests and hit #4 on Soundclick's
Country/Western chart.
Although White's passion is in
song writing, she is also a talented
performer, with appearances in some
of Nashville's top ranked venues,
including the notorious Grand Ole
Opry. "I mostly sing so people can
hear my songs," says White; "that's
Show I get feedback on whether a song
Sn has the touch or not." With her.out-
standing talent along with her recent
\P V success we're sure to see great things
in her future. For more informa-
tion visit her website at www.Anna-
White.com.


Marriages Applications
Anna White Filed In Gilchrist
Anna White County
Songwriter and mother of seven William Louis Smith, date of birth,
Anna White of Trenton recently cel- 5/9/1972, of Chiefland, and Kee-
ebrated her internet radio success. sha Danielle Bowers, date of birth,
White, along with Nashville's vet- 3/23/1981, of Trenton.
eran songwriter Richard Donahue, Robert Ray'Dewees, date of birth,
co-wrote the song 'Love So Rare' 1/9/1989, and Kassie Leighana Hold-
that was released to over 170 inter- er, date of birth, 9/30/1989, both of
net radio stations world wide. White, Trenton.


Sccials .
Happy Birthday wishes to Beverly
Malloy, Lisa Willis, Joey Holder,
Jr., Kelly Rogers, Carolyn Thomas,
Stacy Adkins, and Michael Sanchez
on February 8th; Dakota Brown,
Carol Bradley, Cheryl Roelf, Tommy
Barbera, and Jocelyn Bullington on
February 9th; Ernest Mitchem, Tom-
my Parrish, and Jennifer Lucero on
February 10th; Cynthia Browning,
Cindy Watson, and Jessica Munn on
February llth; Esther Lampp, Ar-
thur Pinkney, Ronald Pinkney, Jane
Moody, Shannon Watson, Taven
Weeks Bennett, Caitlyn Bullington,
Amber Scott, and Nicole Scott on
February 12th; Amber Stoner, Heidi
Templeton, and Robert Thompson on
February 13th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. James Monroe, and Mike
and Mary Myers on February 8th;
Mr. and Mrs. David Sutton on Febru-
ary 9th; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thigpen,
Sr., on February 10th; Mark and Dar-
lene Schuler, and Glen and Medaline
Miller on February 12th;


Marriages Recorded
In Gilchrist County
Richard Matthey Tooke, date of
birth, 1/30/1967 and Kelli Janeen
Penley, date of birth, 11/2/1968, both
of Trenton were married in Bell on
January 28, 2007 by Mrs. Cynthia
Chadwick, notary public.
Willaim E. Morgan, Jr., date of
birth, 4/24/1976, and Heidi Lynn
Davis, date of birth, 7/27/1981, both
of Trenton were married in Bell on
January 29, 2007, by Mrs. Debra K.
Hurst, notary public.
Thomas Smith Mathis, Jr., date of
birth, 6/10/1957, and Sharon Lynn
Jones, date of birth, 1/07/1956, were
married at Priscilla Baptist Church in
Bell on January 27, 2007 by Pastor
Jerry D. Milton.



Farmer's Market News
This month, the Farmers Market
at the Depot will be featuring Music,
Fiber, and Yummy Stuff.
Music: Feel like trying out your
tunes on an audience? Come on out
on Tuesday afternoons at 2 o'clock
for Open Mic. February acts include
oldl-time music with the Flying Tur-
tles String Band on Feb 13, local fa-
vorite Amos Philman of the Philman
Family Band performs on Feb 20th,
High Springs' County Road Band
plays for the Block Party on Feb
24th, and Mack & Paula May singss-
weet love songs on Feb 27.
Fiber: Do you spin? Do you I, ni''
Want to learn? There will be fiber go-
ings-on all month taThDTiepot Si-n


TAX SAVINGS NOTICE
FROM

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

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

-IMPORTANT-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by
MARCH 1, 2007 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must: A Homestead Exemption Granted For
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007. 2006 Will tomatially Be Renewed For 2007.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1,2007. 2006 Will Automatically BeRenewedFor2007.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1.,2007.
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and
Appraiser's Office. return a renewal card for Homestead
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Exemption.
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the E
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida If filing for the first time, you must come
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green).card for both to the Property Appraiser's Office.
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home. '


$500 WIDOW'S /
WIDOWER'S
EXEMPTION
Any widow/widower who is a
permanent Florida resident may
claim this exemption. If the
widow/widower remarries, she/he
is no longer eligible and If the
husband and wife were divorced
before his/her death, the woman
is not considered a widow, north
man a widower. If filing for the
first time, please present a Death
Certificate or other proof of your
widow/widower status.


DISABLED VETERAN'S
EXEMPTION
Any ex-service member who is a
permanent resident of Florida and
is disabled at least 10% in war or
by service-connected misfortune
is entitled to a $5,000 exemption.
If filing for the first time, please
present a certificate from the
United States Government. Under
certain circumstances the benefit
of this exemption can carry over
to the veteran's spouse In the
event of the veteran's death.
Consult your appraiser for details.


PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
DISABILITY
Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
veteran owns and resides In If the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by'the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably Identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


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

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

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 -(352) 463-3190
1-800-219-3208


Terry J. Studstill
Air Force Reservist Terry J. Stud-
still formerly of Trenton, was recently
promoted to the rank of Chief Master
Sergeant. The rank of Chief Mas-
ter Sergeant is the highest Air Force
enlisted rank, with the exception of
the Chief Master Sergeant of the
Air Force. Chief Studstill is a 1982
graduate of Trenton High School and
1996 graduate of the University of
West Florida. He currently resides in
Glendale, Wisconsin.
He is the son of Cora M. Ripley of
Trenton and the late Henry J. Stud-
still of Trenton and the grandson of
Mr. E.C. Studstill of Ayers Assisted
Living Home. His two daughters,
Brittnee and Natalie reside in Ac-
worth, Georgia.
Chief Studstill is the Flight Engi-
neer Superintendent for the 95th Air-
lift Squadron, 440th Airlift Wing. He
has been a member of the Air Force
Reserve for more than 14 years and
has a total of over 24 years of military
service. During his career, he has
logged over 6,600 flying hours on 13
different aircraft. Throughout Chief
Studstill's career, he has performed
flawlessly during numerous exer-
cises, inspections and contingencies.
His operational experience includes
Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRA-
CY, NORTHERN WATCH, JOINT
ENDEAVOR, JOINT FORGE,
SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners
will hold a workshop for Downtown Community
Redevelopment on Monday, February 12, 2007
at 5:30 p.m. in the County Commission Board
Room located at 210 S. Main Street, Trenton, FL.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Pub.February 8, 2007


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON RESIDENTS
RE: CLEANING OF WATER TANK
FEBRUARY 22, 2007 9 A.M.-1 P.M.
The City of Trenton will be getting the Water Tank
cleaned on Thursday, February 22, 2007 between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We strongly
recommend discretion in use. of water during this time.
You may notice a decrease in water pressure or in some
cases have no water. Please prepare accordingly. We
are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you
have any ,questions, please call 463-4000, ext. 304.
Pub. February 8 & 15; 2007 : ..'


Terry J. Studstill Promoted To

Chief Master Sergeant


Col Merle D. Hart, 440 Airlift Wing Commander, left, is presenting
to CMSgt Terry J. Studstill, 95th Airlift Squadron.


FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Before assuming his current posi-
tion, he served as the FTU Standard-
ization/Evaluation Flight Engineer
with the 94th Operations Group at
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.


gestions as to how the Festival can
be improved on so that everyone can
enjoy it. Even though it seems early
in the year, it is never too late to get a
head start on the plans.
See you on Thursday evening at


In his civilian occupation, he is an
Air Reserve Technician Flight Engi-
neer Supervisor with the 95th Airlift
Squadron at General Mitchell Air Re-
serve Station.


6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Restau-
rant for the Fanning Springs Cham-
ber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Fanning Springs Chamber of Com-
merce (352) 463-9089 or (352) 339-
2248.


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up for a hand-spindling workshop.
Check out a selection of Dove's
Roost Yarns and Handspindles.
Aroma: Trenton Candlemaker
Althea Wright of Heaven Scent Cre-
ations will be in residence all month
with her handmade soy. candles.
Some Soy Candle Facts: Soy candles
are made from soybean oil, not toxic
petroleum by-products; they burn
30-50% longer than paraffin candles;
soy candle wax is from a renewable
resource; soy candles are biodegrad-
able, free of carcinogens, and lessen
our dependency on crude oil. Best of
all, when you use soy candles, you
support the American farmer.
Food: Maurice and Gertie will be
roasting their beautiful corn at the
market this month. Can you resist
that?
D & D Farms of Trenton will have
a great selection of fresh fruits and
vegetables.
Vendors and Farmers interested in
booth space at the Farmers' Market,
please call Ellen Hogan at (352) 472-
7632 for information.
The,Trenton Community Farmers'
Market is held at the Historic Tren-
ton Train Depot at the Florida Nature
Coast Trailhead every Tuesday from
2 6pm. The Saturday Block Party
., in., from,ll-2pm.


Free Tax Preparation
Free Tax Preparation and Efile with
the Tax-Aide Program begins Febru-
ary 1 and ends April 15. Sites will
be open at libraries in Trenton (Mon-
days 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.), Cross City
(Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) and
Chiefland (Tuesdays 4:00 p.m.-8:00
p.m. and Fridays 12:00 p.m.-4:00
p.m.).
This program serves taxpayers
of all ages with special attention to
those 60 and older. Taxpayers should
bring photo id, social security cards
for all dependents, and all tax docu-
ments (W-2's, SSA, 1099s, interest/
dividend statements, unemployment,
child care provider information, etc.)
related to your return.
Due to IRS software delays and
tax changes by Congress, taxpayers
who file itemized returns will need to
come in after March 1,2007. Anyone
who is NOT required to file a return
and only wants to file Form 1040EZ-
T to get the Federal Telephone Excise
Tax Credit should also wait until after
March 1st to come in.
Library phone numbers are Tren-
ton (352) 463-3176, Cross City (352)
493-1219 and Chiefland (352) 493-
2758.


Fanning Springs
Chamber Of Commerce
Coming Up
Every year the Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce pauses for a
moment to remember those that have
been influential throughout the year
to their community and the people
around them. Once again we will be
honoring the Business of the Year,
Non-Profit Organization of the Year,
Volunteer of the Year as well as a
number of individuals that have con-
tributed unselfishly in ways that make
them stand out in the community.
The banquet will be held at the
Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning
Springs on Thursday, February 22nd,
at 6:30 p.m. They have a very good
menu to order from and each per-
son will be responsible for their own
check for the meal. In this way we can
keep the cost down for those attend-
ing. We hope you will make plans to
join us for the evening.
The Chamber would like to recog-
nize our newest member, Leslie Sapp
Construction, Inc. They are located
at 7239 SW 80th Ave. in Trenton, Fl.
Their phone number is (352) 463-
7589. They build new homes and re-
model homes in all of the Tri-County
area.
The Chamber is already making
plans for the Festival of Lights this
year. New ideas and suggestions have
been forthcoming that should make
for an exciting year for the Chamber.
As always we are open to your sug-


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Mt. Nebo Hosts Luncheon For The Lafayette

Baptist Association


Here the Lafayette Baptist Associa
February 1st.
Mt. Nebo Saints News
On February 1st Mt. Nebo Baptist
hosted a luncheon for approximately
50 Saints Alive from the Lafayette
Baptist Association.,
Mrs. Delores Corbin entertained
us with "mind-boggling" pencil and
paper games and funny stories to tell.
There was also a panel of three who
answered questions that we the audi-
ence tried to match.
Since February is National Heart
Month and Valentine's Day is ap-
proaching, the decorations were
red and pink theme with plenty of
"chocolate kisses" to share.
Mt. Nebo furnished the ham, tur-
key, dressing and gravy, and great
cooks from all of the surrounding
churches brought covered dishes and
desserts to share. A delicious meal
was enjoyed by all.
Brother Darel Mitchell, Associa-
tion Director, has planned another


fun-trip for us to Cypress Gardens
and the Plant City Strawberry Festi-
val on March 1st and 2nd. If you are
interested in going on this trip, please
contact him at the Association Office
(386) 935-2629.
Thank you to Pastor Jimmy, Delo-
res, and all of the other Mt. Nebo Se-
nior Saints who helped to make this a
very enjoyable afternoon.


Living Praise Church Of
God To Have Revival
Living Praise Church of God an-
nounces a coming Holy Ghost filled
revival. Services beginning February
11th at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and
continuing each night at 7:00 p.m.
thru February 16th.
Guest speaker is Evangelist Danny
May from Cartersville, Georgia.
Pastor Michael R. Swiney extends a


Suwannee Valley Precast, Co.
Owner Gerald Roberts
Bell Chiefland
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
I* State Certified *


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
SBible Study -9-45 a.mni '
-...."". --Sitdfay Worship-i t' a:nt:-'&:"p:m. .. -
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A- Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2028
e-mail: bethelit@bellsouih.net
www. backtobethel-org


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

WE WELCOME YOU TO

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH C(BO
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL ........o.... .... .. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...... ................ 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE$ :
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 SAVED TO SERVE"


hearty welcome to everyone to come
and enjoy the blessings of God.
Living Praise Church of God is lo-
cated at 1038 N. Main Street, Trenton
School).
For more information please call
(352)- 463-6543.


Remember Our Troops
Gilchrist Military
"Pray always," so the Bible says,
as a command for those who believe
that the Creator of the universe does
listen and does answer the heart cries
of those who come to Him. We live in
peace and freedom here in America
because of those who serve, and de-
pend on us here at home to consider
them, especially when we pray; as
we consider the multitudinous jobs
which have to be rendered for our
protection, as well as times of expe-


rienced loneliness for those who are
far away from the familiar and clear
objects of their affection: mainly
family. So 'please make it a daily
habit of taking the time, in a quiet
place, to lift up those in service to
our country, especially of those who
names are listed below, for they are
ones who are the parents, children or
grandchildren of where we all live;
right here in Gilchrist County. (If you
do not see a name of someone you
know that you would like listed, who
is from our County or who is a son or
daughter of a resident, please contact
one of the associates of the Journal
and let them know.)
MindyAlford, Clayton App, Kathy
Arrington, Peter Belanger, Steve Cal-
loway, Drew Cheatum, Wayne Chea-
tum, Robert Dean, Dawn Faught, Sgt.
Scott Elmore (Iraq), Jimmy Fletcher,
Jr., Chris Geiger (Iraq), Jon Guzman
(Afghanistan), Brett Hanchey (Iraq),
Sgt. Jeremiah Hauprich (Special
Forces), Sgt. Daniel Hauprich, (Ko-
rea), Dylan Hilliard (Iraq), Gary Hill-
iard, Mark Hilliard, Steve Hilliard,
Joe' Hudson, Anne Marie Landrum
(Army), Brian Landrum (Marines),
Heather Langston, Matthew C. Lind,
Rob Long, Katie Lovett, Jonathan
Luchak, Gus Mauldin, Michael
Mayo, Evan McQuiston, T.J. Miller,
Mark Milton, Allen Murray, Stephen
Reed, Aaron Reiss, Mathew Riodan,
Corporal Stephen Roberts, Jr., Sgt.
Curtis L. Ross, T.J. Rush, Lance,
Donna Slayton, Donny Slaton, James
Slayton, Jeffrey Solis (Iraq), Tech
Sargent Gregory M. Turner (Geor-
gia), Justin Twigg (Iraq), Nathan
Twigg, Danielle Walker (Italy),
LaShonda White (Iraq), Wesley Wil-
son, Kyle Worthington, and Daniel
Wood (Iraq).


Levy Church History
The Levy County Archives Com-
mittee has printed Search for Yester-
day Chapter 28, which covers the be-
ginning history of some Levy County


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Trenton Church of God
Welcomes you to come worship with us
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Praise & Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Phone 463-6543
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We Welcome You To

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School ............................ 9:45 am
M morning W orship ............................... 11 am
Evening Worship .....:........................ 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151
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Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study.....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service....................... 10:30 AM
Children's Church................................ 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service...........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship........................:00 PM
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Churches.
Any of our 28 chapters can be pur-
chased at the Gilchrist County Jour-
nal, any Levy County Library, Ace
Hardware or McElroy Barber Shop in
Chiefland or by calling Lindon Lind-
sey in Chiefland at (352) 493-4066.


Postmaster Don Duval
Of Trenton Post Office
Retires
The Trenton Post Office employ-
ees cordially invite you to come by
the Trenton Post Office on Thursday,
February 15th, between 10:00 a.m.-
2:00 p.m. to wish our Postmaster,
Don Duval, a farewell.
He is retiring with 30 years of Gov-
ernment service, 11 of these years as
Postmater of Trenton.


Mattie Trautman Of Bell
Named To Dean's List At
Union University
Mattie Trautman, of Bell, is among
311 students who were named to
Union University's Dean's List for
the fall 2006 semester.
The Dean's List includes full-time
students who achieve a 3.5 grade
point average on a four-point scale.
Founded in 1823 and affiliated with
the Tennessee Baptist Convention,
Union University is characterized by
quality Christ-centered teaching and
learning. Union offers liberal arts
training in more than 100 majors and
programs of'study along with profes-
sional programs in business, educa-
tion and nursing. More than 3,100
students are currently enrolled.


Teams Forming For
Relay For Life
A fun-filled, overnight event is be-
ing scheduled to raise money for the
fight against cancer in Newberry/
Jonesville, Florida. The American
Cancer Society, Alachua Unit, is in
the process of recruiting teams to
participate in Relay For Life's unique
community event that allows individ-
uals from all walks of life to join in


the fight against cancer.
This year's event is going to be
held at Newberry High School on
April 13 and 14, 2007. Last year, we
were able to honor over 15 survivors
with 9 fundraising teams participat-
ing from local businesses and orga-
nizations. With the entire commu-
nity rallying behind us, we were able
to raise a total of $15,000-in just 4
months!
To sign up for this year's event,
please visit our website: www.ac-
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your local American Cancer Society
staff representative, Jamie Bellamy
at (352) 376-6866 ext. 119.
Local community members are en-
couraged to rally those around you
to form a team and join in the fight
against cancer! Recruit individuals
from your family, clubs, schools,
businesses, churches, service groups,
public employee groups, health care
professionals, and others to form
teams. All of the money raised goes
to our mission of saving lives through
research, advocacy, patient services
and education.
In each community, cancer survi-
vors are invited to begin the Relay
by walking the Survivors' Victory
Lap around the track. Then members
of the teams take to the track and
one person from each team remains
on the track throughout the entire 18
hours. After dark, a Luminaria Cer-
emony is held in memory of those
who have lost their battle with cancer
and in honor of survivors.
Relay For Life began as one man's
battle against cancer and a journey to
raise funds to support the American
Cancer Society.
In May of 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt
walked, jogged, and ran for 24 hours
around a track in Tacoma, Wash. His
run alone raised $27,000. Twenty
years later, Relay For Life raised
$350 million in 2005.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007


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770 Annual Lee/Jackson Banquet.


General Robert E. Lee
This year is General Robert E.
Lee's 200th birthday and the John.
Hance O'Steen Camp 770 of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans celebrated
General Stonewall Jackson and Gen-
eral Robert Edward Lee's birthday
with a Banquet on January 13th.
Both Generals were born in Janu-
ary and our members and friends
helped.by celebrating with good food
and entertainment.
Guest speaker was Kevin M. Mc-
Carthy, who has written over 30
books most about Florida. He retired
after 37 years from the University of
Florida and he spoke of four events
that happen in and around Cedar
Keys during the War Between the
States.
Guests included Florida Division
Commander Doug Dawson from
Pensacola Florida, Florida Division
President of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy Ann Brown, Bri-
gade Commanders and Camp Com-
manders from around Florida.
General Lee was one of noblest
Americans who had ever lived and


one of the greatest commanders
known to the annals of war. This
was stated by Sir Winston Churchill,
his military tactics have been studied
worldwide. He was an American sol-
dier, educator, Christian, gentleman,
husband and father.
The late Franklin D. Roosevelt, the
32nd president, spoke at the unveil-
ing of the Robert E. Lee Memorial
Statue in Dallas, Texas on June 12,
1936 and I quote, "I am happy to be a
part in this unveiling of the statue of
Lee. All over the United States we
recognize him, as a great general and
also as one of our greatest American
Christians."
On August 5, 1975, 110 years after
General Lee's application, President
Gerald Ford signed Joint Resolution
23, restoring the long overdue full
rights of citizenship.
The John Hance O'Steel Camp
goals are to honor our southern an-
cestors and make sure they are never
forgotten. We identify and make sure
their graves are properly marked with
a headstone. We are a non hate group.
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Shown is look-a-like General
Robert E. Lee, Tom Jessee from
Lakeland, Florida, who was one of
the speakers at the Banquet.
flag and give information on how to
locate individual's ancestors.
Our camp meets every third Tues-
day night of the month at the Bell
Community Center starting at 7:00
p.m. everyone is invited.

Free Hunter Safety
Courses Offered
Don't wait ... get educated early by
attending one of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) free pre-spring turkey season
hunter safety courses.
Although hunter safety courses are
offered in every county throughout
the year, FWC volunteer instructors
are hunting like everyone else during
the season and classes are limited af-
ter October.
"It's a good idea to take a course
early in the year while there are many
available. Classes offered late in the
year quickly reach student capacity
and it may be difficult to enroll in a
class close to hunting season," said
Steve Robbins, regional hunter safety
coordinator.
A large number of courses offered
in February and March, just prior to
spring turkey season, are generally
lightly attended.
Some are traditional classes and
some are online/CD courses. Inter-
ested hunters can check out http://
MyFWC.com/huntered or call the
Lake City Regional Office at (386)
758-0525 for more information.



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The classes being offered are: Ala-
chua County: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 17th. Participants must
complete the online course or CD
course prior to attending this field
day and bring the final results to the
range. The first portion of the field
day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church,
1000 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville.
The range portion is from 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office range off U.S. 129 in
Trenton.
Bradford County: From 6:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. February 20th, 22nd,
24th, 27th and March 1st, at the Brad-
ford Vocational Technical Institute in
Starke. Participants must attend all
dates.
Clay County: From 6:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. February 5th, 7th, 12th and
14th. The range day will be February
17th, at the Ag Center off State Road
16 in Green Cove Springs.
Gilchrist County: From 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. February 17th. Participants
must complete the online course or
CD course prior to this range day and
bring the final results to the range at
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
range off U.S. 129 in Trenton.
Lafayette County: From 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. February 10th and llth
at the Mayo Correctional facility,
8784 W. U.S. 27.
Taylor County: From 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. February 24th and 25th
at the Taylor Correctional facility in
Perry. Participants must attend both
days.
Students younger than age 16 must
be accompanied by an adult. All fire-
arms, ammunition and materials are
provided free of charge. Students
need to bring a pen or pencil and pa-
per. To pre-register, students can visit
the Web site or call the regional of-
fice.
"The FWC Hunter Safety Course
is now available online and on com-
pact disc. Hunters can take a majority
of the classroom instruction without
leaving home before taking part in a
field day that includes live-firing in-
struction on a shooting range to earn
certification," Robbins said.
"At the field day, students must
complete a standard written examina-
tion and are expected to demonstrate
many skills such as loading and un-
loading different types of firearms,
safely crossing fences and other ac-
tivities that all safe, responsible hunt--
ers should be able to complete," Rob-
bins said.
The interactive Internet and CD-
ROM courses were developed as a
means of increasing accessibility to
hunter safety programs. Field days
jic offered, duoiiuL'h'Lt the state. The.
traditional classroom courses are of-
fered in all of Florida's counties.
Families with young children are
encouraged to attend a traditional
course. Student interaction with the
instructors may assist the child in
better understanding the course con-
tent, and the instructor can answer
student questions, which cannot be
accomplished with the online or CD
versions.
Students who wish to complete
the alternative course using the CD-
ROM method will need to contact the


regional office at least two weeks pri-
or to the scheduled course field day.
A CD-ROM with instructions will be
mailed at the student's request.


The Chamber Corner
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce is comprised of individu-
als members and local business own-
ers. There is a minimal membership
fee of $30.00 a year for individuals,
couples, $75.00 a year for a busi-
ness. The Chamber is here to serve
our members as an advertising link
for local businesses and for updated
information distribution to the com-
munity.
As a member of the Chamber you
will receive a Chamber membership
window cling, our quarterly newslet-
ters, business referrals through the
Chamber office, advertising space in
the Chamber office, and advertising
opportunities on the Gilchrist County
map, in the Gilchrist County Guide-
book and in our quarterly newsletter.
You will be placed on our Chamber
web-site with free hyper-linking to
your web page and email. There are
many more benefits to being a mem-
ber of the Chamber for further infor-
mation please contact the Chamber
office at (352) 463-3467 or (352)
463-4047.
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce is putting out a call for all
Caterers, Graphic designers, Musi-
cians, Map and Brochure designers in
our local area. The Chamber would
like to compile a list of each category
to keep on file for future projects,
events and inquires from our cham-
ber members. If you are interested in
being on our list please contact us at
the Chamber office (352) 463-3467
or (352) 463-4047.

Character Council To
Hold Youth Rally
SAttention: All young people, of
the area! The Character Council of
Gilchrist County is sponsoring a
"Youth Rally" Friday, February 16,
2007 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the


Trenton Depot. Special guests will
be members of the ALERT Academy
from Big Sandy, Texas.
Music will be furnished by the
Philman Family Band. Come! Bring
your folks, a folding chair and enjoy
free food, drinks and a most unfor-
gettable evening.

Spotted Seatrout Fishing
Closed In North Florida
If you're an avid spotted seatrout
fisherman, February is a key month
to remember.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has desig-
nated February as a closed month for
spotted seatrout (also called "speck-
led trout") in Coastal waters of the
state's Northeast and Northwest seat-
rout regions.
Simply put, anglers may continue
to fish for spotted seatrout in the af-
fected areas during February, but all
fish must be immediately released
unharmed.
Northeast, Seatrout Region waters
include state waters north of the Fla-
gler-Volusia County line to the Flori-
da-Georgia border, and adjacent fed-
eral Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
waters. Northivest Seatrout Region
waters include all state waters north
and west of a line running due west
from the westernmost point of Fred
Howard Park Causeway, which is ap-
proximately 1.17 nautical miles south
of the Pasco-Pinellas county line to
the Florida-Alabama border, and ad-
jacent federal EEZ waters.
During all months except Febru-
ary, anglers in the Northeast and
Northwest seatrout regions may keep
no more than five spotted seatrout
measuring from 15-20 inches total
length, with one trout exceeding 20
inches total length. The bag limit in
the state's South Region is four fish
per angler per day.

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Josh Rose Places First In

Showmanship At The Purina

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Josh Rose With His
Award
Purina Feeds recently sponsored a
livestock show which was hosted by
Chiefland Farm Supply at the Gil-
christ County FFA Alumni Arena.
Trenton Sr. FFA had several students
participate in the Purina Show. These
students showed their Suwannee
River Fair calves as well as some
of their purebreds. This event was
a great primer for the show to come
in March and our students did very


well.
Josh Rose placed first in Showman-
ship and first in his steer class. He also
competed in the championship drive.
Katie Quincey showed her steer and
placed fourth in her class and was
called back for showmanship. Rachel
Harrison showed her purebred Brah-
man cattle and she placed second in
the heifer class. Heather Smith also
showed in the steer show. Congratu-
lations to all these students on a great
job.

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Bell Band Boosters
"Evening Of The Arts,
Dinner Theater"
The Bell Band Boosters would like
to remind the community that our
"Evening of the Arts, Dinner The-
ater" is this Thursday, February 8th
at 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Elementary
Cafeteria.
Tickets will be on sale at the door
for $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for
children age 12 and under.
If you have any questions please
call,' Debbie Norton-Aronowicz
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Bell FFA Alumni
Meeting
The Bell FFA Alumni will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, Febru-
ary 8, 2007. The meeting will begin
at 7:00 p.m. at the Bell Ag. Building.
A covered dish dinner will be
served. The drinks and paper goods
will be provided by the Alumni.
All parents, grandparents, past FFA
members, and all adults interested in
supporting the Bell Ag Program are
invited to attend.
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Bell Elementary School
Media Center News
'Our "Catch the Reading Wave"
Scholastic Book Fair is here. The
fun starts on Monday, February 12th
and ends Friday, February 16th. The
hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Friday hours are
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Our Fam-
ily night will be Thursday, February
15th from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m.
Activities are planned for each day
of the book fair. There will be a flip
flop decorating contest, a hot dog
roast, special readers, twins or trip-
lets day, beach towel bingo, and buy a
book for a friend on Valentine's Day.
A flyer will be going home with your
child. Each day's activities will be
listed on the flyer. The funds raised
at the book fair are always used for
AR Books, AR Tests, AR Prizes, Pro-
motions, and Library prizes. Come
out and buy some books for your
children.
Thanks for all of your support to
Bell Elementary School and the Li-
brary.
Pat Hodge and Estelle Rogers


Gilchrist County
FFA Alumni General
Meeting To Be Held On
February 13th
There will be a Gilchrist County
FFA Alumni general meeting on
Tuesday, February 13th. This will be
held at 6:30 p.m. at Akins BBQ in the
back room.
Thank you,
Debbie Jones
Secretary


Bell Band Boosters
News
The Bell Band Boosters next
scheduled monthly booster meeting
will be on March 1st, at 7:00 p.m. in
the band room.
Nominations will be taken at this
meeting for our next year's officers.
Officers will be elected at our regu-
larly scheduled monthly April 5th


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meeting, nominations will also be
taken at this meeting. Our last regu-
larly scheduled monthly meeting will
be May 3rd, where next year's plans
will be made.
Our spring concert is fast approach-
ing. This is a concert of all grade lev-
els and will be held on May 14th. I
Orders will be taken in the lobby, j
after the Spring Concert, for "The
2007 Spring Concert Music CD."
You will be able to order and pur-
chase a copy of the Spring Concert.
CD's will be offered at $10.00.
As a special bonus, for an additional
$5.00, you will also receive our very
first CD recording of the "2006 Win-
ter Concert."
If you would like to reserve your
Spring Concert CD at this time,
please send $10.00 (or $15.00, if you
would also like to receive the "2006
Winter Concert CD) to:
Bell Band Boosters-CD
P.O. Box 345
Bell, Florida 32619.
If you have any questions please
contact Debbie Norton-Aronowicz at
www.president@purplepowerhouse-
band.org.


Gilchrist County School
Board Members Attend
Conference In
Gainesville
Several Gilchrist County School
Board members attended conferenc-
es and training modules at the Hilton
Hotel-University of Florida on Janu-
ary 17th-19th.
The first conference on January
17th, was entitled FSBA Certified
Board Member Program Bargain-
ing and Personnel Issues Training
Module. This one-day forum offered
training to school board members
as to the role they play in employee
bargaining in Florida. Some of the
topics, covered included historical
perspectives, legal requirements, im-
passe, legislative hearings, as well
as statutory provisions governing
the duties and responsibilities of the
school board.
The second conference on January
18th and 19th was entitled Florida
School Board Certified Board Mem-
ber Program School Finance Train-
ing Module. This was a two-day
conference wherein the participants
completed an intense training which
included governance roles of school
board members in school finance,
FEFP overview, FTE weights, en-
rollment projections, funding, dis-
trict cost differentials, the budgetary
process, truth in millage, financial
accountability and planning for the
future.


High Springs.Health
Fair
High Springs will host a communi-
ty Health Fair on Saturday, February
17th, at the New Century Woman's
Club. Life South Bloodmobile will
be set up to receive donations. Ala-
chua Choices, Tri-County Audiology,
Back in Balance, Mona Vie, Juice
Plus, Curves, Satvatove Institute, and
many more will participate.
There will be a silent auction held
to benefit the Peaceful Paths organi-
zation, so plan to bid donations are
being accepted. To reserve a space
for this event contact Grey Fox TC
Inc (386) 454-0302.
Our mission is to promote busi-


lesses positively through festivals, Both optimist and pessimists con-
hows, and events for the betterment tribute to our society. The optimist
,f our community. Thank you for invents the airplane and the pessimist
our community. Thank you the parachute.
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4-H held its annual County Events
Competitions. Children ages 5-18
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auto driving and other competitions.
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Jacob Perryman-Green
Julie Ann Perryman-Green
Savannah Harding-Green
Lauren Roberts-Green
Crystal Smith-Green
Mackayla Ward-Green
Junior (8-10 years old)
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Nathan Wild-3rd place blue (tie)
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Shelby Geiger-blue
JR Hernandez-blue
Brooke Ficht-red
Travis Sheffield-red
Intermediate (11-13 years old)
Brooke Hilliard- st place blue
Elizabeth Hernandez-2nd place
blue
Senior (14-18 years old)
Amanda Jacobs-1 st place blue
Brittany Akin-2nd place blue
Brittany McDaniel-3rd place blue
Clothing Selection:
Cloverbud
Bethalan Bishop-green
Kalin Summer Siegel-greefi
Ryan Stalvey-green
Hannah DeCubellis-green
Junior
Brandalyn Bishop-Ist blue
Jordan Elmore-2nd blue
Bailey Roux-3rd blue (tie)


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Kailey Roux-blue
Erin Jones-blue
Andrea Perryman-blue
Joshua Akin-blue
Dawn Marie Cameron-red
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Scott and Travis Sheffield-2nd
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Spencer Hewitt and Joshua Akin-
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Jordan Elmore, Andrea Perryman,
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Brittany Akin-1st blue
Demonstrations:
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Erin Jones-1st blue
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Katie Ward-1st blue
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Lauren Ellison-1 st blue
Companion Animal:
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Chandler DeCubellis-1 st blue
Bailey Roux-2nd blue
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Zach Lange-1st blue
Food and Nutrition:
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Julie Ann Perryman-green
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Bethalan Bishop-green
Junior
Jordan Elmore- 1st red
Kailey Roux-2nd red
Travis Sheffield-3rd red
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Environments:
Senior
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General:
Cloverbud
Cody Field-green
Horse Demonstration:
Intermediate
Desiree Holstein,- st blue
Horse Public Speaking:
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Senior
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Tray Roux-2nd blue
Safety:
Junior
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Dakota Horlocker-2nd blue
Intermediate Team
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4-H Flag Pledge (Cloverbuds-all
get a green ribbon for
participating)
Bethalan Bishop
Emily Horlocker
Savannah Harding
Caleb L. Croft
Hannah DeCubellis
4-H Creed
Dakota Harding-1st blue
Miranda Madlem-2nd blue
Dakota Horlocker-3rd red
Travis Sheffield-4th white
Photography
Erin Jones-blue
Scott Sheffield-blue
Tucker McDaniel-blue
Brittany McDaniel-blue
Travis Sheffield-blue
Tray Roux-blue
Bailey Roux-blue
Kailey Roux-blue
Harper (Che, enn- Seigel-blue
Chris Harding-blue
Dakota Harding-blue
Miranda Madlem-blue
Spencer Hewitt-blue
Joshua Akin-blue
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Jordan Elmore-blue
Travis Sheffield-red
Chris Harding-blue
Dakota Harding-blue
Spencer Hewitt-blue
Joshua Akin-blue
Stephanie Stalvey-blue
Jessica Stalvey-blue
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Cakes:
Cloverbuds
Bethalan Bishop-green
Jacob Perryman-green
Julie Ann Perryman-green
Kalin Summer Siegel-green
Ryan Stalvey-green
Juniors
Kailey Roux-lst blue
Joshua Akin-2nd blue
Dakota Harding-3rd blue
Brandalyn Bishop-red
Sarah Lee Blankenship-blue
Jordan Elmore-white
Shelby Geiger-blue
Spencer Hewitt-red
Miranda Madlem-blue
Tucker McDaniel-red
Andrea Perryman-blue
Bailey Roux-red
Harper Cheyenne
Siegel-white
Travis Sheffield-red
Stephanie Stalvey-red
Intermediate
Brooke Hilliard-lst blue
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LCCC Nursing
Department Initiates
Group Advising
Sessions
The associate in science in nursing
(ASDN) and LPN to RN bridge track
(LPN-RN Bridge) programs at Lake
City Community College have initi-
ated monthly Nursing Group Advis-
ing Sessions. The next session will be
Thursday, February 7, 11:30 p.m. in
the Barney E. McRae Jr. M.D., Medi-
cal Technology Building 103, room
106. These group sessions are open
to all students interested in the ASDN
or LPN-RN Bridge programs. If you
plan to apply to the nursing program
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no later than the semester prior to the
semester you plan to apply. Since at-
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The session will last approximately
one hour.
Future session dates and times are
available by calling the LCCC Acad-
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(386) 754-4404 or (386) 754-4231.


Miss Suwannee River
Valley Of North Florida
Scholarship Pageant
Would you like to be the next Miss
America?
Come join in the fun as Suwannee
River Valley of North Florida Pag-
eants, Inc. hosts the First Miss
Suwannee River Valley Scholarship
Pageant in Branford. Open to young
women 17 to 24 years who reside
in the following counties: Alachua,
Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy,
Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and
Union.
The -pageant is affiliated with the
Miss Florida and Miss America
Scholarship programs.
Pageant date: March 24, 2007
at 7:00 p.m. at the Branford High
School Auditorium.
Contact Diane Walker-Saunders,
Co-Executive Director (386) 935-
6380, or (386) 208-9426 or Kel-
lie Curl Co-Executive Director at
(386) 935-6280, or (386) 688-7447
for more information.
Deadline for entry is March 10,
2007.


Florida Peanut
Producers 32nd Annual
Membership Meeting
The Florida Peanut Producers As-
sociation would like to announce our
32nd Annual Membership Meeting
to be held on Thursday, February 22,
2007, at the Jackson County Agricul-
ture Conference Center, 2741 Penn
Avenue, Marianna, Florida.
All peanut growers and spouses are
invited to attend. Registration will
begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the
traditional smoked steak dinner.
Your association is proud of the in-
volvement this past year both instate
and nationally in peanut promotion,
education and research and we invite
you out for a night of food and fun.

Representative Debbie
Boyd (D-Newberry)
Selected To Serve On
The Property Tax
Reform Ad Hoc
Committee
Representative Debbie Boyd (D-
Newberry) has been selected to serve
on the /Property Tax Reform Ad Hoc
Committee. Because Florida's prop-
erty tax crisis continues to grow,'the
Legislature has appointed a joint
committee comprised of House and
Senate legislators to travel the state
and study this growing crisis. The
House Committee members are:
Rep. Attkission, Chair (R-Kissim-
mee), Rep. Mayfield (R-Vero Beach),
Rep. Murzin (R-Pensacola), Rep. L.
Garcia (D-Miami Beach), Rep. Lo-


pez-Cantera (R-Miami), Rep. Kravitz
(R-Orange Park), Rep. Debbie Boyd
(D-Newberry), and Rep. Sands (D-
Weston).
This committee will be traveling
throughout the state holding town
hall meetings to take input from citi-


zens and local officials. Property tax
reform is very complex and requires
careful review to implement mean-
ingful reforms that will not place
more burdens on local government
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Alice Mae Haire makes all kinds of quilts and this is her Red Hat
with all the trimming. It is her own pattern.


Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
February 1st, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. What a great day we
had with many visitors. Ann Hardee
put in another quilt and she will do
it at home. The Watermelon Quilt
is ready to turn and it was a day to
go through all the crafts that were
brought in.
Last Friday, Marie and I went to
Tampa and put in 33 quilts, crafts and
dolls. Tuesday, Cleo and I went back
to do some judging. We hope to see
many ribbons as that makes for a hap-
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to get in the fair. It will be a fun day
and we will be home by dark.
Do you know what a Butternut is?
It isn't a squash, but a nut that grows
up north. Rose Ford made a cake us-
ing the nuts and it is so good. I wish
we could grow them down here but I
guess it takes cold weather and lots
of woods.
Lunch was so good, we had soy-
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February 13th
On Tuesday, February 13,2007, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m, at District Headquar-
ters, Hwy. 49 and 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider
District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters.
A workshop will follow the board
meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.

Fanning Springs
Chamber Of Commerce
Banquet Coming Up
Every year the Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce pauses for a
moment to remember those that have
been influential throughout the year.
to their community and the people
around them. Once again we will be
honoring the Business of the Year,
Non-Profit Organization of the Year,
Volunteer of the Year as well as a
number of individuals that have con-
tributed unselfishly in ways that make
them stand out in the community.
The banquet will be held at the
Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning
Springs on Thursday, February 22nd
at 6:30 PM. They have a very good
menu to order from and each per-
son will be responsible for their own
check for the meal. In this way we can
keep the cost down for those attend-
ing. We hope you will make plans to
join us for the evening.
The Chamber would like to recog-
nize our newest member, Leslie Sapp
Construction, Inc. They are located
at 7239 SW 80th Ave. in Trenton,
Fl. Their phone number is 352-463-
7589. They build new homes and re-
model homes in all of the Tri-County
area. They would appreciate your
contacting them about their business
and how they can help you.
The Chamber is already making
plans for the Festival of Lights this
year. New ideas and suggestions have
been forthcoming that should make
for an exciting year for the Chamber.
As always we are open to your sug-
gestions as to how the Festival can
be improved on so that everyone can
enjoy it. Even though it seems early
in the year, it is never too late to get a
head start on the plans.
See you on Thursday evening at
6:30 PM at the Lighthouse Restaurant
for the Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce Annual Banquet
Fanning Springs-
Chamber of Commerce
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Loss of memory...I forget the other
two.
Red Skelton


Suwannee Valley League
Inc. News
Our February board meeting will
be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Febru-
ary 12, 2007, at McArthur Park.
Hope to see you there!

Sea Cadet Interviews
Planned For February
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.
Through Sea Cadet leadership,
young Americans develop interest
and skills in basic seamanship and its
naval applications, while learning the
value of patriotism, courage, self-re-
liance, teamwork and accountability.
Cadets train aboard United States
Navy and United States Coast Guard
ships and shore activities, and they
are authorized to wear United States
Navy uniforms marked with the Sea
Cadet insignia.
In the Sea Cadets, teenagers can
sample military life without any ob-
ligation to join the armed forces.
Should cadets decide to join the
Navy or Coast Guard, their Sea Ca-
det training may allow them to enter
at advanced pay grade.
The Nautilus Division trains at
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Train-
ing Building located between Tren-
ton and Bell on the third week-end
(Friday after school and Saturday)
in each month. Sea Cadets com-
plete two weeks of summer training
(Boot Camp) during the first year of
enrollment. They are then eligible to
participate in a number of advanced
training programs: such as Sailing
Schools, Submarine training, Navy
Seal Programs, Naval Aviation Me-
chanic, Hospital Corpsman, and a va-
riety of other Navy programs.
Cadets advance in rate similar to
the Navy ratings as they complete re-
quired training courses. Boot Camp
and Advanced Training Seminars are
usually conducted on ships and mili-
tary bases.
The Nautilus Division is man-
aged by five dedicated officers and
instructors who must meet National
Sea Cadet Program Qualifications.
Additional adult volunteers with
or without military experience are
also needed to allow our program to
grow.
In addition to the Sea Cadets, the
Nautilus Division has Navy League
Cadets who are age 11 to 13. These
younger cadets train with the Sea
Cadets in a special program which
allows them to become Sea Cadets
when they-reach 13. Applications
for League Cadets are also being ac-
cepted.
On February 9th, we will conduct
interviews for young people interest-
ed injoining this program. Interviews
will be at the home of Lt. Kulhman
Judah, Commanding Officer of the
Nautilus Division, 416 NW 11 Ave.,
Chiefland. Young people interested in
the program must be accompanied by
a parent and must bring their Social
Security card. Cadet applicants must
be crime-free, drug-free, physically
fit and doing well in school. They
must be a citizen of the United States,
in good health and pass a qualifying
physical examination, a full-time stu-
dent in good academic standing and
of good moral character.
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.


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II .CHRIST CO NTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Jeffrey B. Jones, June H. Jones,
Charles Edward Jones, and Leigh
Powell Jones to Nancy C. Boyer,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lots 2, 3, 6,
7, 10 and 11 Block 24 in Lot 10 Su-
wannee River.
Jay R. Asmus and Lauretta F. As-
mus to Kenneth F. Toombs, warranty
deed, $15,000.00, Lots 11 and 12
Block 10 Sun N Fun Unit 2.
Helen L. Kane n.k.a. Helen L.
Tompkins to Helen L. Tompkins and
Steve A. Tompkins, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 4 Block 2 Spring Rid-
dge.
Richard S. Hamlin and Richard S.
Hamlin Trustee and Richard S. Ham-
lin Living Trust to Kittra M. Moore,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Kittra M. Moore to Alfred J. Lutz
and Jeannette Marie Lutz, warranty
deed, $175,000.00.
David Heinish to Sandy Barron
and Kevin Barron, general warranty
deed, $15,000.00, Campsite 283
Waccasassa Campsites.
Christopher B. Jackson to Robert
Jackson, warranty deed, $10.00.
Marcia Hellams to Marshall E. Al-
britton, Jr., quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 1, Block 39 original survey of
Trenton.
Sonia M. Cunningham and Andrea
M. Cunningham to Marjorie E. Cun-
ningham, Andrea M. Cunningham
and Joyce G. Cunningham, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 3 Block 18 Suwan-
nee River Estates Subdivision.
Robert Allan Butler to Rex Earl
Brown, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 8
Waccasassa Campsites Unit II.
Glenn Penland to Glenn Penland
and Angela Stewart, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 6 Hickory Bluffs.
R.S. Deese to Donna M. Seguin,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 12 Red
Berry Branch Estates.
Cynthia Jenkins f/k/a Cynthia E.
Roth and Thomas O. Jenkins to Cyn-
thia Jenkins and Thomas O. Jenkins,
general warranty deed, $10.00.
Mark Pacitti and Christina Pacitti
to Kelly Largent Morgan and Thomas
Largent, warranty deed, $130,000.00,
Lot 19 of Hickory Bluffs.
Donald A. Thomas a/k/a Donald
Aubrey Thomas to E. Vaughan Max-
well and Izabella G. Maxwell, gen-
eral warranty deed, $187,500.00.
Susan C. White to Michael Dale
Cashatt, Sr. and Marcia M. Cashatt,
warranty deed, $38,500.00.
Joan R. Waller f/k/a Joan R. Hen-
ninger and Joan R. Waller and Eric
G. Vanderheyden to Eric G. Vander-
heyden and E and K Investments,
warranty deed, $55,862.69, Lota~5,
Mossy Oaks.
Bill Daughertn ?id' Heldi DdllIh-
erty to MC2 Properties, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 5 Foxwood Acres.
Margaret L. Acree to Rodney L.
Johnston and Susan Johnston, quit


claim deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Suwannee
River Ranch Estates.
E and K Investments, LLC. to
Henry Howe and Jessica R. Howe,
warranty deed, $12,000.00, Lot 16
Pines Estates.


From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
Ending
February 5, 2007
On January 29, 2007, Mark L.
Richardson, date of birth, 1/20/86,
was arrested on the charge of FTA/
DWLSR.
On January 31, 2007, Mathew J.
Bennett, date of birth, 4/25/83, was
arrested on two counts of VOP/No'
Valid Drivers License.
On February 2, 2007, Holly A.
Riggs, date of birth, 10/29/75, was
arrested on the charge of VOP/Ani-
mal Neglect.
On February 2, 2007, George
Wilkinson, date of birth, 5/21/77, was
arrested on a Dixie County Warrant
with two counts of FTA/Petit Theft.
On February 4, 2007, Robert S.
Howard, date of birth, 11/24/68, was
arrested on the charge of DUI.


Send Your Heart To The
Troops With
Manhattanville College
My Soldier Program
After a great success last year, the
Manhattanville College My Soldier
program initiative, I Heart My Sol-
dier, asks civilians to send a heartfelt
greeting to a soldier deployed far
from horhe for Valentines Day. The
program aims to ease the hardship
for soldiers who are spending yet an-
other holiday away from family and
friends and was designed in response
to the letters and emails received
from soldiers at www.mysoldier.com
that said the frequency of letters and
packages dramatically declines after
the December holidays.
"Traditionally Valentine's Day is a
time to reach out to loved ones, fam-
ily and friends" said My Soldier co-
founder, active duty army sergeant
and Manhattanville College student
Juan Salas. "We are asking that you
consider adding another group of
recipients to your list. Please send a
valentine to let a soldier know you
are thinking of him, or to thank her
for all she has done."
While the regular My Soldier
program attempts to foster an ongo-
ing pen-pal relationship, I Heart My
Soldier isrtailored to thosergroups or
individuals who want to send some
support without making a coitinu-
ing commitment. Participants may
opt to adopt one soldier' or an entire


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platoon but must be willing to send
each a care package that includes the
following items: Homemade Valen-
tines; traditional Valentines Candy
such as Sweetheart Conversation
Hearts and/or Hershey Kisses; and
a small "friendly" gift such as warm
socks or a stuffed animal.
Salas, who spent 14 months in Iraq,
where he saw active combat duty and
was commended for his part in sav-
ing the life of a child, has first-hand
knowledge of what such a project
means to soldiers there. His mission
was to "win the hearts and minds of
the Iraqi people." "It was long," says
Salas. "But the thing that kept me
going was getting letters and cards.
From families, kids, boy scouts, stu-
dents, my teachers and yes strangers.
Receiving heartfelt messages from
unfamiliar people who cared about
me was uplifting. Each letter was like
a piece of gold. Something you will
keep for the rest of your life."
Those wishing to participate are
asked to contact Manhattanville My
Soldier Operations Director, Mike
Seminara, before February 2nd, by
phone at (914) 323-5172 or email
mysoldier@mville.edu to select a
soldier or platoon for whom to pro-
vide Valentine cards and gifts. The
My Soldier team has assembled a Hot
List with suggested items for a Val-
entine Care Package that stresses the
importance of handmade cards since
they demonstrate you care more than
a store-bought card ever could.
"Homemade cards are the best"
he said "Soldiers are really touched
when they get handwritten cards with
personal messages, or an. individual's
artwork. This is such a simple way to
express gratitude and show support
for our troops while providing them
with something they will truly appre-
ciate, even cherish."
For more information about the I
Heart My Soldier program or how
to participate visit www.mysoldier.
com and click on the "I Heart My
Soldier" link,
About Manhattanville My Soldier:
My Soldier is a program that puts
politics aside and lets U.S. soldiers
know that someone back home cares.
The goal of the program is to show
support for troops serving in hardship
areas Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa by
establishing pen-pal relationships
with them. When a person enrolls in
the My Soldier program, they agree
to adopt a soldier. They receive a
"starter kit" with guidelines for writ-
ing letters to their deployed United
States Armed Serviceperson and a red
My Soldier bracelet to publicly show
their support for American troops.
The program is free, but donations
.,are encouraged fr Or -ith:Se partici-
.p.Arris that can aitTfuid i; t .Sice Man-
hattanville President Richard A. Ber-
man and active U.S. Army Sergeant
Juan Salas-who also is a Manhattan-
ville student-launched My Soldier, at
a Veterans' Day press conference in
2004, over 400,000 participants have
signed up to adopt over 175,000 de-
ployed military personnel.
About Manhattanville College:
Manhattanville College offers a
rigorous academic experience within
a nurturing environment. 1,500 un-
dergraduate students from more than
37 states and 53 countries enjoy the
suburban location along with the
resources of New York City, which
is just 30 minutes away. There's a
strong social justice and community
service focus at Manhattanville last
year students at our small school
logged over 19,000 community ser-
vice hours. My Soldier is a natural
outgrowth of the school's mission: to
educate students to become ethically
and socially responsible leaders for
the global community.


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FWC Steps Up
Enforcement Of
Mallard Duck Rule
Did you know you need a special
permit when buying a mallard duck
in Florida? Retail outlets, such as
feed-and-seed stores and flea market
vendors, also are required to have
permits to sell these ducks, and by
law, they cannot sell mallards to any-
one who does not have the proper
permit.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) law
enforcement officers will be making
routine visits to sellers of ducks, edu-
cating retailers on the rule and mak-
ing sure of compliance.
"This is not a new law, but we are
making an effort to make sure busi-
nesses selling mallard ducks are
aware of it.and its importance," said
Lt. Col. Michael Wiwi, FWC's depu-
ty director of law enforcement.
The rule, which also makes it un-
lawful to release captive-reared mal-
lards into the wild, was passed by
the FWC in 2004 to help protect the
existence of the state's native mottled
duck a unique subspecies found
only in peninsular Florida.
The problem is, these pet mallards
do not migrate and once released,
become established, year-round resi-
dents of our state. When they mate
with wild mottled ducks, it pushes
Florida's mottled duck population
closer to extinction.
"Domesticated or feral mallards are
crossbreeding with our mottled duck,
producing hybrid offspring," FWC
biologist and waterfowl management
program coordinator Diane Eggeman
said. "This is a serious concern and if
not stopped, this hybridization could
result in the extinction of Florida's
mottled ducks."
For more information on this rule
or to learn how you can help protect
Florida's mottled duck, contact the
FWC waterfowl office at (850) 488-
5878, or visit MyFWC.com/duck.


Florida Department
Of Health Recognizes
American Heart Month
As part of February's American
Heart Month, the Florida Department
of Health (DOH) joins the Ameri-
can Heart Association (AHA) and
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute (NHLBI) in recognizing Na-
tional Wear Red Day on February 2,
20Q 7,, .., ,., .. .'.
'N.i,,ul.i Wear Red Dayis a great.
opportunity to reach out to women
and men in the State of Florida and
alert them about the dangers of heart
disease," said Deputy State Health
Officer Bonita Sorensen, M.D.,
M.B.A. "We urge all Floridians to
learn about their personal risk fac-
tors so they may better prevent heart
disease."
Six factors can put an individual
at higher risk for heart disease: high
blood pressure, smoking, high blood
cholesterol, physical inactivity, over-
weight and obesity, and diabetes.
Each one of these risk factors can be
modified through healthy lifestyle
habits. The American Heart Asso-
ciation emphasizes, and the Florida
Department of Health supports, the
following healthy lifestyle habits:
Be smoke-free. If you currently
smoke, get help to quit. Also avoid
environmental tobacco smoke.
Be physically active. Strive for a
minimum of 30 minutes of moder-
ate-intensity physical activity (e.g.,
brisk walking) on most, preferably
all, days of the week.

variety of fruits, vegetables, grains,
low-fat or nonfat dairy products, fish,
legumes, and meats low in saturated
fat.
Know your numbers. Visit your
health care provider to find out if you
have healthy levels of cholesterol,
blood pressure, blood sugar, and
weight. If your levels are too high,
find out what you can do to lower
them.
National Wear Red Day is an an-
nual event held on the first Friday in
February. Both men and women can
participate in this awareness move-
ment by wearing a favorite red dress,
shirt, or tie.
Florida Department of Health pro-
motes and protects the health and
safety of all people in Florida through
the delivery of quality public health
services and the promotion of health
care standards. For more information
on the Florida Department of Health,


please visit www.doh.state.fl.us. To
learn more about heart disease, visit
the DOH Web site and select "cardio-
vascular health" from the dropdown
menu.
Remember--February 2 is National'
Wear Red Day.


Lake City Community
College Science-
Engineering Fair
The Suwannee Valley Regional
Science and Engineering Fair will
also be held at Lake City Commu-
nity College February 14th-15th,
2007. The region is comprised of


10 counties: Baker, Bradford, Co-
lumbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and
Union. Judging of the projects will
take place on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 14th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open house for the community will
also be held on February 14th, 3:00
p.m.-6:00 p.m. The awards ceremony
will be held on Thursday, February
15th, 10:00 a.m. in the Levy Per-
forming Arts Center at LCCC. The
winners will advance to the State
Science and Engineering Fair held
in Ft. Myers, Florida at Florida Gulf
Coast University on April 11, 2007.


The 2007 Intel International Science
and Engineering Fair will be held
in,Albuquerque, New Mexico, May
13th-19th, 2007.


Until you have learned to be tol-
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agree with you; until you have culti-
vated the habit of saying some kind
word of those whom you do not ad-
mire; until you have formed the habit
of looking for the good instead of the
bad there is in others, you will neither
be successful nor happy.
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I Obit uariesI

Mrs. Andrea Lynn
Dessert
Mrs. Andrea Lynn Dessert of Jack- '
sonville, North Carolina formally of
Trenton, passed away on Wednesday,
January 31, 2007, at Onslow Memo- .
rial Hospital in Jacksonville, North
Carolina.
Mrs. Dessert is survived by her
husband, Kevin D. Dessert; a son,
Tristian Ryan Owens of Jacksonville;
a brother, James Owens of Florida;
and a sister, Tracy Groat.
Arrangements were under the care .
of Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville,
North Carolina. MrsLucl L. Osteen
M rs. Lucile L. Osteen
Mrs. Lucile L. Osteen
Mr. Randle Ray Lord Mrs. Lucile L. Osteen of Trenton
Mr. Randle Ray Lord of Trenton, passed away on Wednesday, Janu-
passed away on Friday, February 2, ary 31, 2007, at Tri-County Nursing
2007, at his residence. He was 85 Home. She was 91 years old.
years old. Mrs. Osteen was born in Trenton.
He was born on October 26, 1921 She moved'back to Trenton in 1976
in Bell and was a lifelong resident of from Palm Harbor. She was a ma-
Gilchrist County. He was a carpen- chine operator for a Citrus Process-
ter by trade and was retired from the ing Plant and a member of First Bap-
United States Navy Reserve and a tist Church in Trento'n.
member of Priscilla Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
Mr. Lord is survived by his wife, her husband, M.H. Osteen, Sr.; two
Martha Lord of Bell; a daughter, grandsons, David Bryant and Wil-
Katherine Lord of Mt. Horeb, Wis- liam Henry Osteen; and one great-
consin; two sons, Joe A. Lord of Port grandson, John Franklin Godwin.
St. Lucie and Ralph Lord of White Mrs. Osteen is survived by a daugh-
Springs; and one brother, Hilbert ter, Betty Jean Sizemore of Trenton;
Lord of Trenton; two grandchildren, two sons, M.H. (Beverly) Osteen,
Dr. Jayson Lord of Tampa and Abi- Jr. of Trenton and James F. (Loyce)
gail Reese of Banner Elk, North Car- Osteen of Gainesville; a sister Mary
olina. Jones of Trenton; seven grandchil-
A funeral service was held on dren, 15 great-grandchildren, and six
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 with Pas- great-great-grandchildren.
tor Jerry Milton officiating. Burial A funeral service was held on Fri-
followed at Bethel Cemetery. day, February 2, 2007, with Pastor
In lieu of flowers, donations may Greg Douglas officiating. Burial fol-
be made to Haven Hospice of the Tri- lowed at Pine Grove Baptist Church
Counties. Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Florida. Florida.


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Mr. Owens was born on April 14,
1926, in Trenton, served in the Unit-
ed States Coast Guard during World
War II. He retired from the Fruit
Growers Express after many years of
service. He was a member of the Ma-
sons and enjoyed gardening and col-
lecting farm equipment and supplies
in his spare time.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Martha Thomas Owens and a
son, Fred Mikell Owens, Jr.
Mr. Owens is survived by his sister,
Doris O. High of Union City, Geor-
gia; a half-brother, Carl H. Owens of
Jacksonville; two half-sisters, Katie
O. Larramore of Warner Robbins and
Hazel O. Kirk of Jacksonville; and a
longtime companion, Lois Thornton
of Starke, and numerous other rela-
tives and friends.
A graveside service was held on
Monday, February 5, 2007, Mt.
Horeb Cemetery with Rev. John L.
Thomas, Jr., officiating.
Arrangements were under the care
of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High
Springs, Florida.


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Mr. Gene "Ray" Parrish
Mr. Gene "Ray" Parrish
Mr Gene "Ray" Parrish of High
Springs passed away on Saturday,
February 3, 2007 at his home. Mr.
Parrish was 68 years old.
Mr. Parrish was a lifelong resident
of Gilchrist County. He graduated
from Trenton High School. He. was
retired as an Engineer for the State of
Florida Transportation Department.
He was also in the U.S. Army and the
National Guard. He played in a band
for 35 years called Ray Parrish and
South Band. Mr. Parrish worked with
FEMA and was appointed by former
Governor Jeb Bush to work disaster
relief in the Panhandle of Florida and
North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Ozie and Ruby Parrish of
Trenton.
Mr. Parrish is survived by his wife
ReathA Panrish 'of' High Spriigs,
daughter Vickie Hawell of High
Springs; son Ray Parrish Jr. of New-
berry; brother, Tommy Parrish of
Trenton and six grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at Wil-
liams-Thomas Westarea Chapel, 823
NW 143rd Street at 1LOO a.m. with
Reverend Eugene Polk officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cem-
etery in Bell. The family will be re-
ceiving friends at the Funeral Home
on Wednesday, February 7, 2007
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. .
Arrangements under the care of
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home,
Westarea.


T. Allen Polk, M.D
Mr. T. Allen Polk
T. Allen Polk, M.D., of Murfrees-
boro, Tennessee passed away Friday,
February 2, 2007, at his residence af-
ter a prolonged battle with pancreatic
cancer. He was 63 years old.
Mr. Polk was a native of Gaines-
ville, a member of Cason Lane
Church of Christ for 18 years, and
the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary.
Dr. Polk served Murfreesboro as a
Family Physician for 18 years and
served as an officer with The Tennes-
see Academy of Family Physicians.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Talmadge Anthony Polk.
Mr. Polk is survived by his wife,
Janet Polk of Murfreesboro; his
mother, Gwyn Polk of Trenton; a
daughter, Kimberly Polk Hughes
(Richard) of Santa Cruse, California;
son, Mark Allen Polk (Mary Elam) of
Murfreesboro; a brother, Dr. Donald
Polk (Mary Ellen) of Waynesboro,
Tennessee; three sisters, Janice Engle
(Jerry) of Grand Junction, Colorado,
Fleeta Potier (Paul) of Jacksonville,
and Mervene Polk of Gainesville;
three grandchildren, Kendall Hughes,
Bailey Hughes and Jackson Polk.
A funeral service was held on Sun-
day, February 4, 2007 at Murfrees-
boro Funeral Home with Bro. Bill
Hall, Bro. Harold Byers and Dr. Ste-


phen Payne officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at the Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Dr.
Gabe Polk, Josh Polk, Jeremy Polk,
Dr. Marcus Richeson, Dr. Micah
Richeson, Dr. Matthew Richeson,
Trey Potier, John Potier, Nicholas
Polk.
Memorial donations may be made
to the Florida College Library, 119 N.
Glen Arven Avenue, Temple Terrace,
Florida 33617, 1-800-326-7655.
Arrangements were under the care
of Murfreesboro Funeral Home, Mur-
freesboro, Tennessee.


Mr. Wendell Roberts
Mr. Wendell Roberts of Live Oak
passed away on Tuesday, January 30,
2007, at Shands at Live Oak Hospital
after a short illness. He was 90 years
old.
The Bell native moved to Live Oak
from Lake City in 1955 retired as a
Lt. Colonel from the United States
Army. He served as an artillery of-
ficer in the 36th infantry division
serving from 1941 to 1946 in five
campaigns in the European theater
during World War II. While there, he
was authorized for a Bronze Star. He
received his master's degree in Agri-
culture from the University of Flori-
da. He retired as County Supervisor
with Farmers Home Administration
in Live Oak after 32 years and was
an Occupational Specialist at the Vo-
Tech for 13 years and a member of
the First United Methodist Church of
Live Oak.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife,
Catherine Bozeman of Live Oak; one
son, Roc Roberts of Live Oak; two
sisters, Joyce Martin of Bell and
Maxine Stacy of Prattville, Alabama;
and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on
Thursday, February 1, 2007, at The
First United Methodist Church with
Rev. Jim Wade officiating. Burial
followed in New Hope Cemetery in
Live Oak. In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily requests that donations be made
to First United Methodist Church,
311 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak,
Florida 32064.
Arrangements were under the care
of Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak,
Florida.


Mr. Jerome Alonzo
Worthington, Sr.
Mr. Jeroi ie Aloliib w\orthirngton,
Sr. of Cross City passed away on
Thursday, February 2, 2007, at his
granddaughter's home in Bronson.
He was 79 years old.
He moved here 10 years ago from
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. He was
a truck driver and hauled boats and a
veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Worthington is survived by
two sons, Jerome Alonzo Worthing-
ton, Jr., of Tulare, California and
Keith Worthington of Reno, Nevada;
a daughter, Kathy Miller of Old
Town; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild.
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida.


Card Of Thanks
We would like to express our grati-
tude to Ayers Health and Rehabilita-
tion Center for their help and their
support through Joseph's illness and
passing. We would also like to thank
all of the family and friends that sup-
ported us throughout this difficult
time.
JThank you,
Family of Joseph R. Costa


Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good-with the
comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who
need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great
hope that all things can be possible-with Your help and guidance."


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THURSDST~AY, FEBRUT ARY 8, 20077


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I Legal Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF required to serve a copy of your written
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, J. WEIDNER, Plainiff's attorney, whose
FLORIDA address is Post Office Box 1354, Bronson,
CIVIL ACTION Florida 32621, on or before March 1.2007
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-10 and file the original with the Clerk of this
STANLEY C. THOMAS, SR. Court either before service on Plaintiff's
and DONALD COOK, SR., attorney or immediately thereafter;
Plaintiffs, otherwise a default will be entered
vs. against you for the relief demanded in the
KURT H. PRODELL, if living, and Complaint or petition.
if deceased, his heirs, administrators Dated this 24 day of January 2007.
and assigns, including his unknown and JOSEPH GILLIAM
unnamed spouse, if any there be, Clerk of Court
Defendants. (SEAL)
/ By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
NOTICE OF ACTION Deputy Clerk
TO: KURT H. PRODELL, Deceased Pub. February 1, 8, 2007b.
and
HIS HEIRS,
ADMINISTRATORS AND NOTICE
ASSIGNS, INCLUDING HIS The Gilchrist County State Housing
UNKNOWN AND UNNAMED Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program
SPOUSE, IF ANY THERE BE will hold a SHIP educational course at
Address Unknown 6:00 p.m. on Thursday February 8, 2007
AS WELL AS any and all other in the courtroom of the'Gilchrist County
parties claiming by, through, under, or Courthouse, Trenton, Florida. The class
against KURT H. PRODELL, if living, is free and open to the public.
and if deceased, his heirs, administrators Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is
and assigns, including his unknown and required to attend a SHIP class. If you
unnamed spouse, if any there be, as well have any questions, please call the SHIP
as all parties having or claiming to have Program office at 352-463-4021.
any right, title or interest in the property Charlotte Pederson
herein described. Program Administrator
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action Pub. Feb.l & Feb 8, 2007b.
to quiet title to the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 128, WACCASASSA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
CAMPSITES UNIT ONE, according THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
to the plat thereof filed in Plat Book IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
1, Page 37, public records of Gilchrist FLORIDA
County, Florida, said property being CIVIL ACTION
located in Section 15, Township 10 CASE NO.2007-CA-0003
South,Range 16 East. (Parcel No. 15- CAPITAL CITY BANK a Florida
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SHANNON E. RUSSUM;
SAMANTHA S. RUSSUM;
GILCHRIST COUNTY, a political
subdivision of the State of Florida;
DAVID MOWREY; and JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE, as Tenants In
Possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHANNON E. RUSSUM
(last known address)
1222 NW 39th Avenue, Apt. 2
Gainesville, FL 32609
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 1129, Chiefland, FL 32644-1129,
on or before March 8, 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 for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on January 31,2007.
JOSEPH GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. February 8, 15,2007b.

INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids are hereby invited for
Cleaning Services for Gilchrist County
Courthouse hallways, courtrooms,
public restrooms and public areas.
Specifications and requirements may be
obtained from, and bids returned to the
Gilchrist County Administrators Office,
209 SE First Street, Trenton, FL. Sealed
bids are to be submitted no later than 5
p.m., on February 16, 2007.
Bids will be reviewed by the Board of
County Commissioner at their regular
meeting on Monday, February 19, 2007.
It is the bidder's responsibility to assure
that the bid is delivered on date, location
and time specified herein. Bids, which
for any reason are not so delivered, will
not be considered.
Gilchrist County reserves the right
to amend this bid after awarding of bid.
Bid must contain an original signature
or printed in ink. Bidder's name should
also appear on each page of bid sheet(s).
Gilchrist County reserves the right to
refuse any and all bids.
pub. February 8, 1'5, 2007b


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gil-
christ County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday February 19, 2007, at 5:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the adoption of Ordinance, 07-01, with
the 1. :. .. i-. -h,..rt ifi -
ORDINANCE 07-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GIL-
CHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; ESTAB-
LISHING A BOATING EXCLUSION
ZONE FOR PART OF THE SPRING
RUN BETWEEN HART SPRINGS AND
THE SUWANNEE RIVER; REQUIR-
ING SIGNAGE CONSISTENT WITH
STATE LAW; PROVIDING INSTRUC-
TIONS TO THE CODIFIER; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this 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 decision made
by the Board of County Commissioners
with respect to any matter considered at


such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, GIL-
CHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. February 8, 2007b.

PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA
Special Meeting
Thursday, February 15, 2007 at
6:00 p.m.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Town of Bell, Town Council, will hold
a Special Meeting on Thursday, Febru-
ary 15, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. to review and
discuss the adoption of a Vision Plan for
the town as prepared and presented by the
Town ofBell's Citizen Advisory Commit-
tee at the Bell Town Hall located at 3240
W. Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
Please be advised that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by the
council, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pre-
ceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
The public is invited to attend.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. February 8, 2007b.

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing application for permit was received
on January 31, 2007:
Pine Ridge Plantation Phase II, Pine
Ridge Plantation I, LLC, 705B Sebastian
Blvd., Sebastian, FL 32958, has submit-
ted an application for an Environmental
Resource Permit Number 06-0086M,
for a total project area of 152 acres. The
project is located in Township 8 South,
Range 16 East, Section 5 and Township
9 South, Range 16 East and Sections 32
and 33, in Gilchrist County.


Interested persons may comment upon
the application or submit a written request
for a staff report containing proposed
agency action regarding the application
by writing to the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District, Attn: Resource
Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. Such comments or re-
quests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this application. A copy of
the staff report must be'requested in order
to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled
to request an administrative hearing, pur-
suant to Title 28, Florida Administrative
Code, regarding the proposed agency ac-
tion by submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report.
Pub. Feb. 8, 2007b.


AARP Driver Safety
Classes To Be Held In
Otter Creek And
Chiefland
Please drive safe speeds on all
roads! Seat belts are not as confining
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Learn how to keep a safe distance
from the vehicle in front of you and
learn how to adjust rear and side view
mirrors to reduce blind spots.
Completing the two four-hour day
classes may entitle you to a multi-
year insurance discount. Check with
your insurance carrier for
more information.
Classes will be held on February
26th and 27th at 9:00 a.m. at Capi-
tal City Bank, 2012 N. Young Blvd.,.
Chiefland, and on March 20th and
21st at 9:00 a.m. at Otter Creek Bap-
tist Church, 171 SW 3rd Street, Otter
Creek. Call Linda Cochran at (352)
493-1742.

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transportation improvements to State Road 26 from US-19 in Gilchrist County to CR-26A in Alachua County,
Florida. This facility is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System.

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


Tuesday, February 27,2007
Newberry Municipal Building
25420 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, Florida 32669


Thursday, March 1,2007
Or Gilchrist County Woman's Club
819 S.W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693


At 6:30 p.m., the Department will make a presentation followed by a public comment period. For your
convenience, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Department personnel with maps, drawings and other pertinent
information will be available to discuss the study and answer questions. It is the policy of the Florida Department
of Transportation. to prohibit materials and/or exhibits in our public workshops, meetings and hearings that are
not the property of the Department.

A Project Development and Environmental Study is currently underway evaluating the need for additional
capacity to the existing roadway from US-19 in Gilchrist County to CR-26A in Alachua County.

The project is being developed in compliance with Titles VI and Related Statutes of the Civil Rights Act. Public
participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial
status.

Anyone needing project or public meeting information or special accommodations under the Americans with
Disability Act of 1990, should write to the address or call the telephone number given below, at least seven (7)
days prior to the meeting.

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

YARD SALE: Waccasassa Volunteer
Fire Department's Senior Citizens Food
Pantry will be holding a yard sale on Fri-
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10 from the hours of 8am 12noon at the
Bell Community Center located in down-
town Bell, Florida. There will be a wide
variety of items offered at bargain prices.
All proceeds of this sale will go to the Se-
nior Citizens Food Pantry, which serves
the residents of Gilchrist County.
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MOVING SALE: Everything from tools
to a boat to furniture. 511 NE 5th Avenue
in Trenton on 2/13, 14, 15 from 8am-???
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MOVING SALE: Friday & Saturday, 9th
& 10th. 8am ??? Iron & ironing board,
animal cages, clothes, puzzles, wheel-
chair, 2 walkers & a commode. A couple
of heaters and misc. items. 11100 NW 5th
Avenue, near Riverside Baptist Church.
Call for directions, 386-935-6560.


Department will be distributing USDA
Commodities on Saturday, February 10th
from 10am 12noon at the Bell Commu-
nity Center located in downtown Bell. All
residents of Gilchrist County who meet
the T.E.A.P. requirements are eligible for
this food. Proof of residency is required.
No two party pick up will be allowed.
This distribution is a cooperative effort
of the United States Department of Ag-
riculture, the State of Florida, the Bread
Of The Mighty Food Bank and the Wac-
casassa Volunteer Fire Department.
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2001 WINEBAGO BRAVE MO-
TORHOME: 30ft, one slide-out, approx.
34K miles, like new, must see to appreci-
ate. $45,000. (386) 935-2336.
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2004 HONDA SHADOW ARROW:
1100 miles, garage-kept, driveshaft,
windshield, black & chrome, $5,000 firm.
Call after 6pm 352-463-0571.
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TB MIX SORREL GELDING, 7, 15H,.
sound & pretty. Good ground manners.
First $800 takes him. (352) 486-6498.
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SAttention

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 your
own experience, strength, and hope...
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
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SSchools
. ^


ATTENTION! Parents of a 16+ 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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QUALITY HOME REPAIRS,LLC
- No job too small, licensed & insured.
Woodrot, water damage, interior/exterior
damage, decks and more. 352-472-7010
253 259 Q,9400


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POWELL HEATING &
Sales service installation.
cepted. RA13067354 352-4(


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.,
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR:
CBC017140 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
2tp,2-8-2- Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
AIR, LLC: da. Blades for most mowers.
MC/Visa ac-
MC/isa ac- Beauchamp Saw Shop
3-1115.493-4904
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TREES, TREES, TREES:
Tree Service, Inc. 490-4456.


A BIG STUMP! A LITTLE S
We grind them all. Langston
vice, Inc. 490-4456.

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Outstanding Results.


Services


Langston DIXIE MONUMENT: Old Town -
Since 1992. Visit our display on Hwy.
tfnb,2-22 19 at.C&C Growers, 9 am 5 pm, Mon.
Sat. or call toll free 1-877-542-3432 for
STUMP!: appointment'to visit our shop & main
Tree Ser- office at 1471 NE 512 Avenue. 100's of
stones in stock, computer specialist to as-
sist you in creating a lasting tribute to the
life of your loved one.


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25105 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL
(352) 472-4472

Kim Stanley
Cell (352) 745-6236


Beautiful 5 acres with planted pines near Gilchrist/Alachua County line
on paved road. Ready for your new home! $90,000.


New Listing! Lovely 3/2 home built in 2004 just outside City of 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 has a 2 car garage. $230,000


RESIDENTIAL
LAKE PROPERTY, perfect for first time buyers, vacationers or
retirees! Brand new 3BR, 2BA manuf. home. Be the first to live in this
home located in Gilchrist Co. yet minutes to Newberry or Gainesville.
Call William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $98,900. #272280
CHARMING 1940'S HOME in High Springs. 3BR, 2BA, over 1400
Sq. Ft. in Historic District. Nice yards with beautiful trees, fenced
backyard, workshop & studio. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or
Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $149,900. #274799
5 PRIVATE ACRES with like-new manufactured home Great starter
.ome or weekend .retreat. Lnjo, country:living v.hilekee.pintg the t .
within reach. Low Gilchrist Co. taxes, this one is the one you've been
looking for! Call William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $149,900. #273921
ONE ACRE CORNER LOT with concrete block home. Nice
in-ground pool, 1024 Sq. Ft. workshop, detached garage, new kitchen
& appliances, fireplace, screened-in back patio & fenced-in yard. A
must see! $259,900. Call Deena Erickson, 494-2404. #272810
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.
ENCHANTING HOME WITH SPLENDID VIEW. Charming home
located near Trenton. Enjoy a peaceful country setting on 7 acres. 3BR,
2.5BA, two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill style bath. Living area
overlooks pasture. Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829 or Tony Boothby,
352-262-1159. $359,900. #274805
VACANT LAND
"READY TO BUILD" RIVERFRONT! Wooded 1-acre lot with
breathtaking views of the Withlacoochee River. Well/electric in place,
driveway/homesite cleared. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
$83,500. #274701
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D. DEEN LANCASTER.
;,^IC, REAL ESTAT-P BEROR

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


SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA
DWMH in Trenton! .
SplitfflbUrplah,' minutes
from conveniences!
MLS 754167 $64,900


BEAUTIFUL! Under Con-
struction in Oak Leaf S/D!
;2.03 acres, 4BR/2BA, En-
ergy Efficient, Paved
Road Frontage!
MLS 754304 $321,500


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* BELL 1.00AC MLS 754337 $23,000
* BELL 8.95 AC MLS 754247 $89,500
* BELL 17.89 AC MLS 753163 $79,900
* BRANFORD 10.00AC. $140,000
10P PARCF LS AVAILABLE!


CHIEFLAND
CHIEFLAND


1.00 AC
54.00 AC


TRANQUIL COUNTRY CHARM!
SGorgeous 3BR/3.5.A 2-stpry
home on 8.89 park-like acres!
Hardwood floors, wood cabinets wi
ceramic tile counters, a must see!
MLS 753432 $475,000


MLS 753715
MLS 753943


FANNING SPRINGS 0.70 AC MLS 754777
FANNING SPRINGS 0.70 AC MLS 754778
O'BRIEN 10.23 AC MLS 754625


OLD TOWN


,2.42 AC


MLS 753713


$74,500
$675,000
$22,500
$22,500.
$165,000
$42,000


* BRONSON 0.30 AC MLS 753521 $15,000 OLD TOWN 2.43 AC MLS 752218 $30,000
SBRONSON 0 AC MS 7 1 $,0 OLD TOWN 3.02 AC MLS 750830 $39,900
BRONSON 0.44 AC MLS 752591 $24,900 TRENTON 0.34 AC MLS 751394 $29,900
BRONSON 0.52 AC MLS 752593 $24,900 TRENTON 1.10AC MLS 754749 $38,500
* BRONSON 1.00 AC MLS 752318 $17,900 TRENTON 2.00 AC MLS 754810 $70,000
* BRONSON 1.25 AC MLS 752075 $21,900 TRENTON 23.72 AC MLS 754244 $249,060

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SPECTACULAR DESIGN
Completely Renovated
3/2 Home on Trenton City Lot
MLS #751932 $180,000





EAST GILCHRIST CO.
2005 Skyline 5BR/3BA
2280 sq.ft. 5Acres, Corner Lot
MLS#754152 $149,900


Hometown Realty
of North FLinc.

Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
13'10 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008


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LARGE HOME, LARGE LOT
North Gilchrist County
3/2 M/H on 8.57 acres
MLS #751687 $134,900


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AFFORDABLE
SWMH with Upgrades "
City Lot in Trenton
MLS#753955 $45,000


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CONCRETE BLOCK HOME
3BR/2BA 1456 sq.fl.
Corner fenced 5 Acre
MLS #754708 $195,000



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LARGE FAMILY HOME
Paved Corner Lot
5/2.5 Frmam Home on 1.5 Acres
MLS#752151 $199,900


.23 Commercial, US 129 $75,000 LO TS & ACREAGE 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $119,000
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access $37,900 1.19, Acres, Corner Lot $28,500 5.Acres, Bell City Lihmits, Dividable $112,000 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $149,000
1/3 Commercial Lot Hwy 26 $75,000 1.6 Acres, Well & Septic $48,300 5 Acres, W/S/P, Suwannee County $69,900 10 Acres, Paved Road $163,000
1/2 Acre, RiverAccess, W/S/P $29,900 1.68 Acres, Bell City Limits, SOLD $39,900 5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $89,900 12 Acres, Scattered Oaks $170,000
1/2 Acre, BronsonCity water $24,900 2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable NEW $56,900 5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, 3 to choose from $85,000 15 Acres, Perfect for Motorcross $175,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $18,500 2 Acres, Bell, Dividable $45,000 5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $59,900 20 Acres, Planted Pines $189,000
1 Acre, Paved Road, Bell $39,900 2 Acres, Old Town $40,000 5.8 Acres, Trotter Fanns S/D PENDING $74,900 20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $199,000
1 Acre Northof Bell $21,000 2 Acres, Old Town, Paved Rd. $39,900 7.33 Acres, Cleared $139,900 20 Acres, Pines, Close to River $249,942
1 Acre, Buck Bay, Chiefland $65,000 2.5 Acres, Bell, $39,900 7.94 Paved Highway $115,000 30 Acres, Near Manatee Spgs $339,000
1.03 AcresParially Cleared $25500 2.5 Acres, Slab Foundation, $75,000 10 Acres, Cleared $199,000 40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $380,000
1.14 Acres, W/S/P $45,000 4.34 Acres, W/S/P, Morriston $119,000 10 Acres, CR 232 $99,000 42 Acres, E. Gilchrist $399,000
5 Acres Beautifully Wooded $69,990 10 Acres, CR 232 $115,000


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GRANDDADDY OAKS
Fenced 6.64 Acres
4BR/2BA 1674 sq.ft.
ML# 754854 $152,000


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


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2BR/2BA SWMH
City Water & Sewer
MLS#755116 $54,500


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Licensed Real Estate Broker 386-9
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 OO-3-0
20 ACRE HUNTING PARADISE Nestled into timberland area. Complete with great home
place to live in, fenced, outbuildings. Private & secluded area. Only $324,900.
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.
NICE 2/2 HOME IN TOWN OF SUWANNEE -New quality built home on waterway close
to Gulf and Suwannee River. $450,000.
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/ 15%
down.
10 ACRES WITH NICE D'W MH and second rental s/w mh. Has a garage and is fenced.
Quiet and secluded. In the Bell school system. $175,000.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing with 15% down.
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 swim-
ming spring a few feet away. Deer & turkey hunting. Buildable, and already has well & power.
Nicely wooded. Only $17,000/acre. $340,000. Total
BEAUTIFUL 2.75 ACRE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN LOT Has a real nice view.
$79,900.
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.
2 GREAT BUILDABLE LOTS NEAR LAKE PANASOFFKEE IN SUMPTER COUNTY
- Paved road, river access, great fishing & duck hunting. City water, underground utilities, septic
permit. Perfect area for airboating!! $75,000.
For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2007


Help Wanted


LABORER: For General Contract
Hard work, steady, full time. Will tr
to advance. Local area. Local area. Dru
Free Work Place. 463-9060.
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PART-TIME CAREGIVER: (Wet
ends) for elderly male in Branford. He
est, dependable worker. $7-$8/hour. 35
375-1090 leave message.
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Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor
Main Office (352) 493-2221 ..
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL32693
Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
UAL HOUSN office@jimkingrealty.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR"


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If you are looking for a real nice place at an
affordable price -- this is the place. Everything is
brand new: floors, carpet, stove, refrig, dishwasher,
cabinets, bathroom, etc. Come take a look. $67,500.
(LMH-754965-RH) 493-2221


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


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Well Maintained Mobile Home on 4+/- Wooded
acres with nice addition, large screen room, carport
and workshop. Convenient to Manatee Springs and
Suwannee River. $134,900. (LMH-754945-K) 493-
2221


Lovely well maintained 2/2 DW MH on I beautifully
landscaped acre. Many extras such as 10' X 28'
covered front porch, chain link fenced back yard,
pole barn, storage shed/workshop, RV port, a
koi/goldfish pond, citrus trees, grape arbor, concrete
_ :lns 16 X 25' tltheld l f lllI rl llr ith


pat, p u a J Y attllce aml y room wII
.i fireplace(grill beautiful landscaping, & MORE. This
; is one that you must see to appreciate.
SApproximately 45 minutes to Gainesville$159,900.
(GMH-753410-JW)

SUNSET, GULF AND MARSH VIEW! Newly -. '' ,''
remodeled, 2 BR 2 BA home located in the town of;:
Suwanneeat the mouft of the magnificent Suwannee
River! Suwannee is a quiet, peaceful, fishing village .
vnl rn aninv for oulr weekend OetawaR s or reire


here. Manatee and bird watching, grouper fishing in
the gulf, boating on the river. $279,000. (DW-
753963-JH) 542-9007

Call Our Office
For More Listings!


FISHERMANS PARADISE! This 2/1 cypress board
and batten cabin is perfect for your getaway weekends
in Suwannee! With a two stall boathouse, fish
cleaning area, sundeck on top of the boathouse with
canal, marsh and sunset view, just minutes to the
Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico. VERY
AFFORDABLY PRICED, this is the one you've been
looking for $350,000 (DW-753824-JH) 542-9007


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[ Services

TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155.
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"A happy family is but an

earlier heaven."
John Bowring


Full Time, TRENTON FIRE RESCUE is accept-
.Must be re- ing applications for volunteer firefight-
3enefits avail- ers. We are in need of motivated and
'ers Health & self disciplined persons to participate
St., Trenton. in life safety, incident stabilization, and
E, DFWP. property conservation. Training will
2TB,2-8-2-15 be provided with a combined 240 hour
class of Firefighter I and first responder
): Must know at no cost to you. The classes are not yet
person. Tri- scheduled,, however are forthcoming in
ollar General the near future. You can pick up an ap-
plication at the Fire station located at 111
2tb,2-8-2-15 SE 5th Ave. beside the Trenton City Park
or attend one of our weekly meetings
ERSON, full on Monday beginning at 7pm. For any
nst lucrative other information, call Asst. Chief Kevin
year earnings Benson or Lieutenant Everritt Heaton
k, medical. If at 463-4012. If no answer, please leave
in real estate, a message and you will be contacted.
id auto sales In addition we will be conducting free
o (352) 486- Blood Pressure checks at the station on
ne to PVBT- the first Monday of each month. The BP
checks will be from 6pm to 7pm. Thank
2tb,2-1-2-8 you, Fire Chief Alex Hudson.
9tb, 12-28-2-22


FRAMER/CARPENTER needed for
busy contracting firm. Please call 463-
2210 and leave message. Must have
driver's license and own transportation.
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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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SMITH LAW FIRM seeking full-time
experienced legal assistant. Replies are
confidential. 352-490-5353.
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AUTOPARTS COUNTERMAN: Pri-
or experience necessary. Needed good
driving record and dependability. Sal-
ary based on experience. Please inquire
(352) 535-7529.
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(352) 463-7075


JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker


EE OUR LISTINGS
ON THE WEB:


(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com

730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
TROKE REALTY, INC. CONGRATULATES OUR OWN SALESPERSON,
JIM TROKE GILCHRIST COUNTY CHAMBER'S "2006 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR"
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
SCENIC RIVERFRONT W/HOME & GUEST BUILDING: 3 BR/2 BA (total): 300' of prime Suwannee River frontage, with sun deck & dock along
the water, located at Shady Bend River/Air Park west of Bell: Frame-built home has side 'in-law'/guest cottage, both with screened-in river-view porches.
Inside has wood & tile flooring, wood vaulted ceilings, spacious open greatroom/kitchen & more. On a private, wooded 4.35-acre tract--call or 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.
NATURAL WOODS IN DIXIE CO., WITH NEW HOME-SITEi 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 email to Debra/office for full information...$149,900.
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 --
Just Reduced (From $311,000)--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...$299,900.
Just Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT M/HOME, W/2+ ACRE TRACT IN DIXIE: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice 27x56 'Nobility' Manufactured, on
landscaped & large-treed 2.1-acre tract close to Old Town. Neat & clean inside, with spacious Greatroom format, large kitchen, fireplace in family room,
attached wood front.porch, outbuilding & more...$124,900.
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.
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 Main BR/BA suite (large garden tub/sep. shower) Owners are motivated to sell...$174,900.
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.
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:


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


MLS


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


Debra Powers
(352) 215-1132


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY


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VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS
Temporary Instructional Aide, Pre-K
(District-Wide)
High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution, or a passing score
on an approved state test required.
Current, valid CDA required.
Journeyman Maintenance Worker
High School Diploma. and valid Florida
Driver License with good driving record
required. Three years work experience
in building maintenance, trades
and grounds experience. Universal
EPA (HVAC) certification required.
Journeyman level HARV license
preferred.
Anticipated Vacancy Bus Driver
District Wide
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Class B CDL with Air Brake and
Passenger Endorsements
Anticipated Vacancies- Guidance
Counselor
District Wide Masters degree or
Higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering School
Guidance Counseling. Middle/High
School instructional and/or counseling
experience preferred.


Gulfside Realty, Inc.
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Anticipated Vacancies- Temporary
Specialist,


Student Services & Staffing
Trenton High School '
Masters degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering School Guidance
Counseling. Middle/High School
,instructional and/or counseling
experience preferred.
Anticipated Vacancies- Instructor,


Science
'District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Science.
Certification for Chemistry and Physics
preferred. Masters Degree and eligible
to teach dual enrollment/community
college preferred.
Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
Math
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Math
Anticipated Vacancy: Temporary
Instructors, Reading
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Reading


605 South Main Street

Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone: (352) 463-2121


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
,1ack of the property can lend way for that pole barn you have,
'l'lays wanted. Priced to sell at $95,000.

OWNER FINANCE
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, comer 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.


LJUKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PROGRAM DEVELOPER
GRANT FUNDED
Assist the Banner Center Director in defining
needs and developing programs to fulfill
those needs. Bachelor's degree in education
or workforce education and 3 years
professional experience, including teaching
& supervising, and experience developing
workforce curriculum and programs.
Knowledge of federal & state funded
programs. Must have valid FL driver's
license prior to employment.
Salary: $35,000 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline: March 7, 2007
SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT
GRANT FUNDED
Assist the Banner Center Director with
secretarial tasks, administrative duties, and
interacting with industry representatives.
High school graduate or equivalent with four
years secretarial or clerical experience.
Special consideration to applicants with
associate degree or certificate in related area.
Experience as assistant to a manager
preferred. Must be able to create and-
maintain Excel spreadsheets, be proficient in
Word and be able to multitask.
Salary: $22,692 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline: February 21, 2007

College application, transcripts and resume
required. Position details and application
Available on the web at: www.Iaiecitvcc.edu,
I':; inquiries: Humnan Resources'.
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, 32025 FL
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu

LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment





LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Computer Maintenance Technician
Troubleshoot, repair & maintain PC
hardware; install & configure software; help
users with problems and Helpdesk requests.
Experienced in troubleshooting and
repairing computer hardware and installing
configuring software for Windows
operating systems.
High school diploma or equivalent: Special
consideration for associate's degree or
certificate in
related area. BS in Computer Science a plus.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline: February 15, 2007
College application required. Position details
and
application available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment




.UUECITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Coordinator, Advising and Student
Development
This is a professional position responsible
for planning, organizing, staffing,
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.
See complete position details on College
web site. College application, resume and
copy of transcripts required. Application
available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline: March 2, 2007
Inquiries: Human Resource
Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025

Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcher @lakecitycc.edu g

LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment


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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


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


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
MLS # 755053


5 ac fenced, cleared on paved road
3 ac planted pines


MLS # 755054-755056 5 plus ac planted pines


LAUNDRY PERSON -
n- swing shift, days & nights
Liable and a team player. B
able. Apply in person at Ay
Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th
No phone calls please. EOE


OFFICE HELP WANTED
Quickbooks Pro. Apply in
County Metals. Behind D.
in Trenton.


CORPORATE SALES P1
time position, draw again
commission schedule, first
36-55K. Full benefits, 4011
you have sales experience
new home sales, high en
please fax your resume to
4199 or email your resun
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Fifteen


Help Wanted

Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12)
District-wide Bachelor's Degree in
Speech/
Language Pathology/Communication
Disorders from an accredited educational
institution. Florida certification in
Speech/Language
Pathology and/or licensure in
Speech/Language Pathology.
School Psychologist
District-wide Master's Degree from an
accredited
institution. Certification covering
School Psychology.
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma. 40 hours of in-
service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of the
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.


Help Wante


Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or
former Florida teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once approved,
highly qualified substitutes would be
eligible for substituting at $130 a day in
pre-approved situations where there is
a long-term absence in a core subject
area. All other daily substituting would
be at current daily rates. Contact the
District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW lth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
htm#Application
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will


-Riverland Title Services, LLC
723 East Wade St., Trenton, FL 32693
Phone (352) 463-6333 Fax (352) 463-6340
devon@rts.cc www.rts.cc


Brad Smith
Broker


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will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www.GilchristSchools.org
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Huddle House Franchise available in
Trenton. Own your own business -just
$80,000 upfront capital w/our Build-to-
suit program. 770-367-9623.
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Real Estate

10 ACRES FOR SALE: Gilchrist Coun-
ty, never floods. 386-935-2243.
4tb,2-8-3-1

NEWLY REMODELED 2 BR/ 2 BA
home on 3 lots near Fanning Springs.
Perfect SHIP home. Detached garage
with plenty of storage space. Won't last
long at $85000.00. Call Dale at 463-2481
or Glen at 463-0312.
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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 I & II

Apartments

718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
for a 3 BR
HC apartment.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Oppotiunity.


Smith & Associates

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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.
11tb, 1-18-3-29

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.
4tb,2-1-2-22

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.
4tb,2-1-2-22


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Bud Abbiss Carole Abbiss
Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate

& Colmi0 r





P.O. Box 8 352 463 8340
Bell, FL 32619 E-Mail: fcrealty(~,bellsouth.net
www.TownandCountryRealtyOnline.com


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SH"O Hometown Realty
S of North PFLnc.

For more information or an appointment to view, please call:
Michele Taylor (352) 665-7617


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Ter Anderson
Terri Anderson


IMMACULATE home with BEAUTIFUL
landscaping, 3BR/2BA MH on I acre
features spacious living room and kitchen
with extra cabinets, walk-in closets,
screened back porch, home in deed
restricted community, much more!!


LIVELY & SPACIUUS 3BK/2.3L5A
Home located on 5 acres. Home features
a rock fireplace, lots of windows, formal
dining room, eat-in kitchen, large
covered deck ard screened in porch.


NICE & CLEAN 2/1 concrete
Block home on .34 acre tract. Home
features 864 sq. ft., built in 1977, 1 car
attached carport and close to schools,
shopping & other amenities.


2BR/2BA home on .83 acre tract. Home
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carport, 24 x 30 detached garage with,
concrete floor, large screened back porch
& much more!


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feet of Commercial space. 3
separate business businesses
occupying this building.


Ureat luocauutin!
5 acres fenced
Between Trenton & Bell.
Bring your horses!


NIce nome inm tli T of meiitimu.
Features 3/2, .82 acre tract, large living,
Plus family room, brick fireplace, hew
paint, new light fixtures,
ready to move in!


EXTRA LARGE SWMI on a
Paved road. Features 1,408 sq.ft.,
.69 acre tract, fenced yard, fireplace,
eat-in kitchen, split plan, garden tub.
Call Elaine Ewart352-542-1111.


Kimberly Baker


Features new water filter, softener system, Features fireplace, built-in bookshelves,
Septic, 1.50 acres, 924 sq. ft., beautiful trees Wood floor, abundance of windows, 2,224
throughout. Call Kimberly Baker sq.ft., 16 acres, planted pines, screened back
352-7178. porch. Call Lisa Baxter352-493-4200.


.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


.50 Acre Suwannee
.82 Acre' Chiefland
.90 Acre Chiefland
1 Acre Bell
1 Acre Bell


$65,000
$85,000
$34,900
$19,900
$30,000


Fanning Springs $24,900
Chiefland $49,500
Trenton $55,000
Trenton $55,000
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1.94 Acres Trenton
2 Acres Bell
2.04 Acres Trenton
2.29 Acres Branford
2.73 Acres Old Town
4.54 Acres Trenton
4.71 Acres Trenton
4.73 Acres Trenton
4.75 Acres Trenton
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$55,000
$45,000
$77,500
$179,900
$41,000
$130,000
$135,000
$130,000
$79,900
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5 Acres Old Town
5 Acres' Bell
5 Acres Chiefland
5 Acres Bell
5 Acres Trenton
5.04 Acres Bell
5.26 Acres Trenton
6.07 Acres Trenton
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4BR/2BA home well maintained w/ acres offers more than meets the eye! Living room
comfortable feel, wrap around porch, opens to kitchen w/lots of cabinetry that opens to
2,245 sq.ft., 1.25 acre tract, I car attached patio. Features family room, gazebo, wood burning
caport, much to offer. Call Garrett Buzbee fireplace, across street from river. Call Terri
Realtor 352-318-4700. Anderson, Realtor 352-356-1961 ,


-$75,000
$69,900
$80,000
$85,000
$98,500
$75,000
$115,000
$104,900
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8.18 Acres 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

10 Acres Chiefland $109,900
10 Acres Trenton $60,000
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10 Acres Bell $100,000
10 Acres Bell $124,900
10 Acres Bell $149,900
10.06Acres OldTown $130,000
14.85 Acres High Springs $222,750
,n$366,00


24 Acres Bell
25 Acres Trenton
31.33 Acres Chiefland
1t 5 Arros Trenltnn


$366,000
$275,000
$313,300
t$ snon


Brick home located on .55 acre tract.
Home features new paint & carpet,
large detached garage, easy maintenance,
and dynamic floor plan. Call Jack
Schofill Realtor 352-214-8108.

35.40 Acres Bell $442,500
57.37Acres Chiefland $1,721,100
70 acres Trenton $770,000
80 Acres Bell $800,000
100 Trenton $1,079,000
105.08Acres Chiefland $1,044,750
120 Acres Bell $1,200,000


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Garrett Buzbee Jack Schofield


Lisa Baxter


1.25 Acres
1.33 Acres
1.80 Acres
1.81 Acres
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Elaine Ewart


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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.
8tb,12-21-2-8

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1306
SW 6th Avenue. CB 3 BR/1.5 BA, near
Trenton Elementary School, furnished,
$135,000. Unfurnished $130,000.. Call
463-2042, 7 9 pm
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


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Educational Foundation
Walk-A-Thon Raises
Over $11,000

(Continued from Page One)
by announcing the winning teams and
thanking all those who made gracious
.donations of their time and resources
to make the 2007 Walk-A-Thon a big
success.


Character Council
Awards
Donna Creamer
With Resourcefulness
Award

(Continued from Page One)
who daily proves to all of us that we
are so blessed to live in a County of
moral character because we care; we
,care about each other by doing for
'others as we would have others do
for us.


Florida Department Of
Agriculture To Hold
Training Sessions
The Florida Department of Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
(FDACS), Bureau of State Markets,
will be conducting training sessions
for the Farmers Market Nutrition Pro-
gram (FMNP) at the Alachua County
Library in downtown Gainesville on
,Monday, February 12th from 5:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at the Alachua
County Extension Office on Tues-
day, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. to
10:00 a.m.
This program has increased sales
for growers selling at the farmers
markets and is required before you
can accept WIC and Senior FMNP
vouchers. For more information call
FDACS at 800-357-4273.


Russell Taylor Joins
Membership Of
American Angus
Association
Russell Taylor, Trenton, is a new
member of the American Angus As-


sociation, reports John Crouch, ex-
ecutive vice president of the national
breed registry organization in Saint
Joseph, Missouri.
The American Angus Association,
with more than 34,000 active adult
and junior members, is the largest
beef cattle registry Association in the
world. Its computerized records in-
clude detailed information on more
than 14 million registered Angus.
The Association records ancestral
information and keeps production
records on individual animals for its
members. These permanent records
help members select and mate the
best animals in their herds to produce
high quality, efficient breeding cattle
which are then recorded with the
American Angus Association. Most
of these registered Angus are used by
the U.S. farmers and ranchers who
raise high quality beef for U.S. con-
sumption.


No matter who you are, you only
get a little slice of the world, have
you ever seen a hearse followed by
a U Haul?
Billy Graham


Letter to the Editor
(Continued from Page Two)
that we have a participatory democ-
racy with a well informed elector-
ate. I believe public officials should
be elected by the People to represent
ALL the People not just the members
of one political party. My ad stated
that Congressman Stearns has not
been representing ALL the people. I
stand by that ad.
Regarding negativity, since this
Democrat did not raise the millions
needed for fancy direct mail and tele-
vision ads, I used an inexpensive vi-
sual aide a large homemade rubber-
stamp -- to point out the fact that Mr.
Steams had voted with Tom DeLay
and the Republican Party leadership
on more than 90% of the recent votes
held by the US House. Unfortunately
Mr. Steams has steadfastly refused to
stand before the People and defend
his voting record; why?
What you obviously do not know
or appreciate is the fact that Mr. Stea-
ms has refused more than thirty (30)
invitations to stand before the People
prior to the general elections in 2002,
2004 and 2006 and respond to their
questions. He effectively used the


power of incumbency to quash debate
and thus deny the People the oppor-
tunity to hear reasonable and rational
discussion of policies and solutions
that differ from his.
You see, Tommy, the US House
District 6 comprises all or part of
eight counties, from Jacksonville to
Leesburg: Mr. Stearns and I were
invited to participate in more than
thirty (30) public candidate forums
or debates at venues throughout the
District. These events were hosted
by homeowner associations, civic
groups, business groups and radio
and television stations, including a
few in Gilchrist County. The most
recent was the October 2006 forum
hosted by the AARP Chapter in Tren-
ton.
Over the past four years Congress-
man Steams made deliberate deci-
sions NOT to participate in any of
these 30 public events, events de-
signed solely to allow the voters to
meet and hear their candidates. He
did not appear at one single event.
Not one, ZERO. He is the only can-
didate I know who has NEVER seen
fit to stand before his voters let alone
debate his opponent. He has sent his


paid staffers to read prepared state-
ments but has never appeared in per-
son. And when forum sponsors, such
as the League of Women Voters or
the Ocala Chamber of Commerce,
told him that stand-ins were not ac-
ceptable, he simply declined to par-
ticipate.
The once-a-year Town Meetings
you cited are carefully orchestrated
to showcase his agenda, not facili-
tate public discourse on matters of
substance. Congressman Steams has
NEVER appeared in person to an-
swer questions nor present his views
in a public forum where he or his
party supporters did not control the
agenda.
However, he has found find time to
attend many party and private events
with his faithful supporters. It is a
fact that during the 2002, 2004 and
2006 campaigns, the only time I saw
Mr. Steams in public was when I at-
tended your Republican fundraising
banquet at Bell Elementary School.
The food was excellent and I enjoyed
meeting many of our leading citizens.
You and Mr. Steams gave speeches,
but since it was a Republican Party
event I was not even introduced, let
alone offered equal time. In fact, the
only time I spoke with the Congress-
man during the 2006 campaign was
in the restroom where we had the
opportunity to discuss the problem
older men must often endure while
sitting though long-winded speeches
at banquets.
The Congressman may respond to
you as chair of the Gilchrist Repub-
lican Party and as a ranking elected
official, but Mr. Steams has NEVER
had the courage to stand (or sit) next
to me during a candidate forum and
debate the issues. This is tragic given
the fact that he voted in 2002 to take
this Nation to war in Iraq without
bothering to discover why war was
the only course of action. His 2004
and 2006 campaigns consisted of ex-
pensive full-color franked mailings
sent at public expense in late summer,
just before the primary, to every voter
in the District. This was followed by
direct campaign mailings targeted at
selected groups of voters and a series
of feel-good print, radio and televi-
sion advertisements. Not once did
Mr. Steams respond to my calls for
public debate.
Frankly, I thought that Mr. Steams
would embrace the political process
here at home given his willingness to
use American military power to bring
democracy to the long-suffering
people of Iraq. I find it bitterly ironic
that Congressman Steams has shown
such contempt for the democratic
process here at home by refusing to
participate in that process
-Based on your personal experience
as chair of the Republican Party in
Gilchrist County I can understand
why you felt that my ad was too
critical of Mr. Steams. I hope that my
sharing the larger picture of our cam-
paign might help you see that my ad
was, from the perspective of at least
40% of the voters in District 6, an ac-
curate statement of fact.
Sincerely,
/s/ David E. Bruderly, PE
Ex-Candidate US House FL 6
920 SW 57th Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32607-3838
352-377-0932 www.bruderly.com


Age is a question of mind over
matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't
matter.
Satchel Page



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