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FDOT To Hold Public Meeting Thursday To
Discuss SR 26 Improvements
The Florida Department of Trans-
portation will hold a Public Meeting
in Trenton on Thursday, March 1 to
discuss transportation improvements
with the public to SR 26 from US 19
in Fanning Springs to CR 26A in Ala-
The Trenton meeting will be held
in the Gilchrist County Woman's
Club at 819 S.W. CR-339 in Trenton.
This meeting will begin at 4:30 with
FDOT staff and consultants avail-
able to show maps and drawings and
discuss specific issues that the pub-
lic has in relation to the proposed
road improvements. At 6:30 p.m. the
FDOT and a team of consultants will
make a presentation followed by the
public being given an opportunity to
A Project Development and Envi-
ronmental Study is currently under-
way evaluating the need for addition-
al capacity to the existing roadway
from US 19 through Trerton to CR
26A in Alachua County.
The public is encouraged to attend
one of these meetings to provide in-
formation to FDOT concerning the
proposed road improvements.
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Sheriff Tells Commission They Must Trenton City Water Service
Begin To Pay Out Of County Fees To Interruption Forces Schools, Court
House Inmates And Health Department To
The Gilchrist County Commis- The Sheriff explained that the Dixie inmates being housed out of county? Use Bottled Water
sion was addressed by Gilchrist
County Sheriff David Turner during
the Monday, February 19 meeting to
advise the Commission that Gilchrist
County will have to pay out of coun-
ty fees to have inmates incarcerated
outside of the county.
Sheriff Turner sent Commission
Chairman Randy Durden a letter
February 14 to report the Gilchrist
County Jail had reached capacity and
other inmates were being kept in Di-
xie County, Levy County and in Ala-
The Sheriff negotiated a contract
with Dixie County Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher to have the Gilchrist inmates
kept in the Dixie County Jail for
$42.00 per inmate per day. "This is
the same rate that Dixie County has
been charging other counties that are
in the same situation that Gilchrist
County is currently dealing with,"
Sheriff Turner wrote to the chairman.
County Sheriff's Office will bill the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office and
Sheriff Turner will turn the invoice
over to the .Board of County Com-
missioners for payment.
Sheriff Turner told the Commis-
sion that the Gilchrist County Jail is
currently at the 44 inmate maximum
capacity that is allowed for the older
model facility. Sheriff Turner ex-
plained the daily count has been at 50
inmates over the last week.
Sheriff Turner explained that in
the past Gilchrist County has always
worked with other counties to reduce
out of county expenses by exchang-
ing services. Now that the Gilchrist
County Jail is at capacity, the Board
of County Commissioners will have
to pay the out of county expenses.
The Gilchrist County Commission
asked the Sheriff if he had a line item
category in his budget to pay for the
"I was looking at this just like we pay
for the catastrophic medical insur-
ance coverage with Gilchrist Coun-
ty," Sheriff Turner explained.
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court
Joe Gilliam told the board that Gil-
christ County currently does not have
a line item in their budget to pay for
inmates being kept in out of county
Commissioner Tommy Langford
made a motion to take $10,000 from
the General Revenue Reserve portion
of the budget to pay for the inmates
being. incarcerated outside of Gil-
christ County. The board instructed
the Sheriff in the future to allow the
Board of County Commissioners to
negotiate contracts if the county is
to be responsible for paying for the
invoice. The board agreed to pay
$42.00 a day for each inmate incar-
cerated outside of Gilchrist County.
The City of Trenton had a contrac-
tor hired to clean and flush the public
water supply including the Trenton
water tank on Thursday, February
22,.2007. The City of Trenton, which
only has one public water well, had
the system interrupted from 9:00 a.m.
until early afternoon, as the tank lo-
cated on NW First Avenue was being
cleaned and flushed internally.
The City of Trenton was reported
to have contacted businesses and
public service providers that the wa-
ter service would be interrupted on
Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00
P.M., involving low water pressure
and irregular water service. The Gil-
christ County Health Department, af-
ter the water became irregular from
the water system, issued a "Precau-
tionary Boil Water Notice" to advise
the public that the water could have
contaminates in it on Thursday, Feb-
Trenton Commissioner Tim Kinsey.
explained that when the Cit5 Mainte-
nance staff relieved the pressure from
the water line in the Pines Estate area
Thursday morning, they covered his
garden in over two feet of water.
Trenton City Manager Jered Ot-
tenwess told the board Monday af-
ternoon during their regular meeting
that he and a water service consultant
engineer both felt that the Boil Water
Notice issued by the Health Depart-
ment was overreacting to the water
On Saturday, February 24. the De-
partment of Health issued a rescission
of the Precautionary Boil Water No-
tice after rt\o water rests were taken
and the system was identified to be
bacteria safe for the public to drink.
The board was asked in the future
if they could schedule the water tank
maintenance on a day where it would
not interrupt schools and other public
service institutions from operating.
The City Commission discussed
the water maintenance issue Monday
night and determined they would try
to change the schedule in the future.
Gilchrist Youth Prepare For The
Suwannee River Livestock Fair
Trenton Police Chief Requests New
Video Cameras For Police Cruisers
by John M. Ayers
The Trenton Police Chief requested
the Trenton City Commission Mon-
day night to consider purchasing
video and audio equipment to be
installed in the- Police Deparunmet
cruisers to protect the officers from
irregular issues involving calls.
Chief Smith explained that the Po-
lice Department has had one video
camera in the cruiser in the past, but
the old equipment was consistently
inoperable. "The old equipment is
junk, it has been a problem ever since
I came here," Chief Smith explained
to the board.
Chief Smith explained that the
Levy County Sheriff's Office re-
cently purchased 40 video cameras
through a Department of Transpor-
tation Grant. The board asked Chief
Smith if DOT funds were available to
the City of Trenton for video equip-.
ment? "With two officers on staff and
the number of stops that we make,
our department can't justify video
equipment through a DOT Grant. We
could justify traffic radar detection
equipment, but not video and audio
equipment," Smith explained.
"With all of the problems that the
City of Trenton Police Department is
recently experiencing, we need video
equipment in our cars," Chief Smith
explained. "It will substantiate the
officer's actions and keep rumors and
lies from becoming an issue, Smith
explained. "If an officer was doing a
good job, the video equipment that
would be mounted in the vehicle to
show the actions involving a routine
traffic stop would support the offi-
cer's testimony involving allegations.
If the officer is not telling the truth,
the video camera would also identify
the inconsistencies in his testimony,"
Mayor Pete Randolph explained
that when a former law enforcement
volunteer was involved in a traffic ac-
cident involving a horse, the camera
in the vehicle validated the driver's
story identifying the animal ran out
in front of the vehicle.
Commissioner Tim Kinsey asked
Chief Smith if the video equipment
or tape from the camera could be
erased? The Police Chief explained
that the digital video equipment he
had received quotes on does have a
key that v.ould allow the tape to be
removed from the recording device.
Chief Smith explained that a comput-
er can edit these tapes, but he is the
only officer that would have a key.
City attorney David MN. Lang ex-
plained to the Commission that a
recent court decision by a circuit
judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff
as a result of the Columbia County
Sheriff's Office editing a traffic video
tape. Lang told the board that when
the video cassette was admitted as
evidence and the tape was found to
have been edited, the judge ruled in
favor of the plaintiff without hearing
any information from the defendant.
Commissioner Randy Rutter asked
if revenue to purchase the video
equipment had been listed in the Po-
lice Department budget? City Man-
ager Jered Ottenwess told the board
that the video equipment requested
had not been identified in the Police
Department budget but he felt sure
there were enough funds available
to purchase the estimated $10,000 in
The City Manager recommended
the board allow the advertisement for
bids of the equipment to determine
the actual cost of the two three units
needed. Since the entire purchase
,is estimated to be over $5,000, the
board would advertise for bids. Af-
ter further review, the City Manager
reported there is an estimated $2,500
remaining in the Trenton Police De-
partment Equipment budget.
"I would prefer to hold this type of
purchase until later in the fiscal year
to 'make sure there are funds avail-
able for the purchase," Commission-
er Rutter explained.
"I don't mind advertising for bids
of the equipment, but with Commis-
sioner Glen Thigpen being out, he is
the Chairman of the Finance Com-
mittee and I would rather him review
this and recommend something to the
board," Commissioner Kinsey ex-
The attorney suggested that if the
City of Trenton buys this equipment
that Chief Smith have sole control of
the key to the recording device. An
attorney involved in a case against
the City of Trenton involving an is-
sue where this type of recording
equipment is used just loves this type
:of equipment.-The case is simpler
because everything in the case is re-.
corded on the tape, Lang explained.
"I will have a video camera in my
patrol car if I have to purchase it my-
self," Chief Smith explained. "This
type of equipment will protect me
from problems that could arise in the
future," the Chief added.
The board agreed to advertise for
the equipment and to receive bids and
have the City Manager come back to
the board with further information
regarding available funds to purchase
March 2-3 and March 8-14
By Carrie A. Mizell
Though it's not Christmas Eve,
a number of area youth will endure
several sleepless nights in the com-
ing week as anticipation builds for
the 55th annual Suwannee River Fair
Livestock Show and Sale.
"I get a little nervous when I show
my steer, but you can't get nervous
because then he kiows you're ner-
vous and you can't get excited be-
cause he knows you're excited and
you sure can't get mad because he'll
sense that you're mad and he'll be
mad," explained Bruce Thomas, Jr. to
his younger sister, Raychel Thomas
The brother-sister duo spent much
of the day leading their fat steers,
"Bubba" and "Buddy" around the
pen outside their home just north of
Bell. Their steers were carefully se-
lected from a herd on the family farm
back in September. According to
their mother Julie Thomas, the chil-
dren, both students at Bell Elemen-
tary, are responsible for feeding and
taking care of their steers before and
after school each day.
Bruce Jr. said that while he looks
forward to the fair each year one of
the hardest things he had to contend
with his first year showing was on the
last day of the fair when it came time
to release his steer after it was sold.
"It's best to pull your hat down and
get to the truck fast," he said.
Despite the fact that his steer died
just two weeks before the fair last
year, Bruce Jr. is ready to show again
this year along with Raychel, whose
steer tied for second place in the gain-
in-weight competition last year. "We
take our camper and all our friends
are down there showing their animals
so we know it will be fun again this
year!" Raychel said.
Down the road, fellow Lil' Farm-
ers 4-H Club member Baylee Roll-
ing, 9, will enter anAmerican Lop
Fuzzy rabbit affectionately known
as "Furby" at this year's fair. Ba)lee
explained that this is her second year
showing this rabbit and sh.e.has.bi
"Furby" for 15 months.
Baylee's older brother Alec Roll-
ing was also hard at work last week
preparing his fat steer "Pedro" for
the fair. Alec is a member of the Bell
Junior -FFA Chapter. Despite wor-
(Continued to Page Eighteen)
Alec Rolling with his fat steer Pedro are spending a lot of time
together these days as the fair is approaching fast. The Fat Steer
Show will be held on Tuesday March 13.
Amanda Gordon and her mother Jamie Gordon selling cookies out-
side of Hitchcock's on Saturday morning.
Local Girl Scouts Set Up
Stands To Sell Popular
By Carrie A. Mizell
It's Girl Scout cookie time again!
Clad in their official uniforms and
toting large boxes brimming with
cookies, members of local Girl Scout
Troop 1012 have once again taken to
the streets to peddle their treats.
Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tag-
alongs, Do-si-dos, All Abouts, Cafe
Cookies, and new this year a sugar-
free cookie known as Little Brownies
are available for a limited time only,
according to Assistant Troop Leader
Gordon and her 11-year-old daugh-
ter Amanda reported selling 185 box-
es of cookies on Saturday at a cookie
(Continued to Page Eighteen)
Bruce Jr. and his sister Raychel shown with their fat steers Bubba and Buddy. The Thomas children are
members ofLil'Farmers 4-H Club in Gilchrist County.
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Gilchrist County Journal
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JOHN MIN AYERS II
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Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton,
Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
SGilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693
By: John M. Ayers
It gives me great pleasure to intro-
ducehe Gilchrist County Journal's
newest reporter; a young lady that
needs no introduction back to her
hometown. It is my pleasure to pro-
vide her with this space this week
to give our subscribers just a little
taste of what they can look forward
to. The Gilchrist County Journal and
staff welcome and are excited to have
Carrie Ayers Mizell back with us.
Carrie's writing is not only fresh
and witty, but it gives us a new and
exciting script to look forward to in
the future. Welcome home Carrie!
English philosopher George Moore
once said, "A man travels the world
in search of what he needs and re-
turns home to find it."
I was born with ink in my blood.
Just like my father and my grand-
father before him. In my 24 years,
I have come to realize that the Gil-
christ County Journal is much more
than a weekly publication, it's a fam-
ily legacy that's not easy to let go of.
After six months of prayer and
many long discussions with the ones
I love, I feel that the time is right
to leave the newspaper I have been
working at in Callahan for the last
several years and return to Trenton to
work as a reporter.
You see, growing up in Trenton,
I knew early on that I would not be
satisfied riding my dad's coat tails.
Despite having a distinct passion for
the family newspaper for as.long as I
can remember, I felt like if I stayed in
Trenton and just took over under my
dad's leadership that I would never
truly know what I could accomplish
on my own.
In 2004, the University of North
Florida beckoned and I moved to
Nassau County. Within two months
of my arrival in Callahan, I was ap-
proached by two community lead-
ers about starting a newspaper. The
Westside Journal appeared to be just
the opportunity I was looking for
and over the last several years I have
grown more confident with my deci-
sion to leap off into the unknown and
work hard to establish that paper.
Over the years I have learned many
things about Nassau County, its peo-
ple and most importantly myself. In
that time I have watched the Westside
Journal accomplish nearly every goal
I set forth both for the newspaper and
Another great milestone occurred
in June 2006 when on my 24th birth-
day I married Adam Mizell, a Nassau
County native that I had met and fall-
en in love with while attending Lake
City Community College.
It wasn't, until August that real-
ization dawned and I awakened to
the fact that I may never return to
Gilchrist County to live. My plans
of attaining a degree and returning
home to run the paper suddenly felt
100,000 miles away and I p.nicl:~.'l
Bless Adam's heart I know he must
have thought, well the honeymoon
is over now! My announcement was
certainly not something we had cov-
ered in pre-marital counseling.
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By Lauren Rudd
A year ago my earnings estimate
for Google's 2006 fiscal year was
$7.00 per share. The shares back
then were trading at a multiple or P/E
of 68. If the multiple had remained
unchanged, my projection was for
a $476 stock, as compared with a
price back then of $345: However, I
also indicated that a P/E of 44 was a
more reasonable number from where
On January 31 st,Google announced
it earned $9.94 per share on revenue
of $10.6 billion. That compared with
net income of $1.47 billion, or $5.02
per share, on revenue of $6.1 billion
for all of 2005.
The company's shares are currently
trading, at about $475, which
represents a trailing twelve month
multiple or P/E of 47. The multiple
has dropped from 68 to close where I
forecasted it would likely be, although
earnings were 42 percent higher than
I had projected.
So now the question is whether or
not the phenomenal growth in both
earnings share price will continue
through 2007 and possibly through
2008. The intrinsic value of the
company's shares certainly point in
Using a discounted earnings
approach with the parameters of a
28 percent earnings growth rate and
a discount rate of 15 percent, the
intrinsic value is $708 per share. I
have increased the discount rate from
my usual 11 percent by 4 percent in
order to account for the additional
risk encountered in Owning Google's
A free cash flow to the firm
approach with the same 28 percent
earnings growth rate generates an
intrinsic value number of $633 per
share. Meanwhile, my earnings
estimate for Google for this fiscal
year ending Dec. 31 is $13.75. If the
current P/E of 48 remains unchanged,
1 told him that T~,yILeat was hi4j
but I telt like my home would always
be Trenton. On that very day we be-
gan praying for God's direction. I
wish I could tell you that I turned it
over to the Lord and stopped worry-
ing about our future, but I would be
lying! My worries aside, the Lord
did direct us six months later and to-
day we both feel like my working in
Trenton two days a week is the right
thing for us. So beginning'next week
I will commute on Mondays and Fri-
days to work at the newspaper.
At this point, you're probably won-
dering what my parents think. I have
to tell you that once they weathered
the initial shock, my parents were
thrilled. The truth is my mom was a
bit disappointed, she thought my 'big
news' was that she would soon be a
grandmother! To which, my brother J
and I had a large laugh over.
As for the future, who knows? All
I can say is that I'm delighted over
the opportunity to return to my roots.
Please continue reading the Gilchrist
County Journal, as I look forward to
sharing the stories of Gilchrist Coun-
ty with you each and every week.
By Carrie A. Mizell
God Said Nothing
The Garden of Eden is where man finds all the answers to
the nature of his relationship with his Creator; the
responsibility expected of him by the Creator; the judgment
because of this relationship and action toward the Creator.
Man was placed in the garden to "till. and keep it" (Genesis
2:15). "Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food,
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:9). A
wonderful paradise is given to man to live and enjoy
communing with the Creator.
This garden of peace did not come without responsibility.
As he was responsible to care for the garden, man was also
given law requiring accountability. "And the Lord God
commanded the man, saying, 'You may freely eat of every
tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge ofgood
and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it
you shall die'" (Genesis 2:16-17). The Creator expected
man to obey His law: to tend the Garden of Eden and to be
careful tending his own heart.
Adam and Eve understood the nature of their relationship
with God. They also knew the responsibility expected of
them by their Creator. The Lord clearly laid out the law in
terms easily understood. Genesis 3:2,3 reveals this
understanding as Eve, recounted the command of God to
Satan. It was in this moment of temptation that a remarkable
thing happened. As the words of deception fell from the lips
of the deceiver, Eve looked at the tree and seeing "that the
tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes,
and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she
took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her
husband, and he ate" (Genesis 3:6). The Creator said
.nothing. Jehovah God did not come quickly to the ear of the
woman and command her to stop. Angels were not sent in
fiery chariots to withhold the hand of the woman from the
fruit "she took of its fruit and ate" and so did Adam:
The Garden of Eden establishes the pattern of God's
relationship with man.: It is selfish man that desires to be
admonished in his own selfish acts and blames God when no
action is taken. Could God have stopped Eve from taking the
fruit? There is no doubt. Was it within the power of God to
have removed Satan from the garden and forbid him from
speaking to the woman? There is no doubt. Would Jehovah
be a righteous, merciful and loving God to have done so and
thereby never allow man to make his own decisions? The
scriptures clearly teach the pattern of the garden: God
establishes His law that man can understand; God expects
man to obey His law; God will not interfere when man
We want God to stop us. Our rebellious heart cries out
running to' rebellion for God to stop us. This removes guilt
from our actions. God shows us in the garden and throughout
the revelation of His will that He will say nothing. He said
nothing when Cain killed Abel; as Abraham lied; when
David went into Bathsheba; and so forth. The lesson is that
God has spoken and said all that man need know of His will.
We are responsible for our own rebellion! Our judgment
comes from our actions. "For we must all appear before the
judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good
or evil, according to what he has done in the body" (2
Corinthians 5:10). What I have done!!!
Trenton Church of Christ
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No winners of the $11 million
104 at $4,871.50
5,432 at $75.50
112,755 at $5
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Our State's Property
Tax System Is Unfair
by Mike Sittig
People living side by side in simi-
lar homes often pay very different
tax rates, yet receive the same level
of services. Elderly couples seek-
ing to downsize are likely to face
dramatically increased taxes in their
new smaller home. These stark ineq-
uities are creating an atmosphere of
As citizens we generally under-
stand the need to pay taxes, but we
also demand that they be fair and our
current system of taxing properties is
not fair. In response to public con-
cerns, state lawmakers and our gov-
ernor have vowed to make changes.
They are promising some feel-good
fixes, like doubling the homestead
exemption, and are gaining popular
support in the process. But a few
nips and tucks around the edges may
not be what.the public is crying for,
nor will it repair a system that is out
Let me explain.
Over a decade ago, voters agreed
to cap property taxes via the "Save
Our Homes" initiative, which limits
the amount by which property taxes
may increase for homeowners who
remain in their homes. This well-in-
tended cap shifted property taxes to
new homebuyers, renters, owners of
second homes and businesses. As a
then a price target for the shares of
$645 over the next twelve months
is defensible and will generate an
annual return of approximately 36
However, a strong note of caution
is warranted here. Google is not
a slam dunk investment. Google
is a disruptive technology and
that disruption is causing it major
For example, a half-dozen major
media companies are accusing Google
of profiting from pirated music, video
and books. The advertising industry
currently feels extremely threatened
by Google because Google wants to
be a player'not only with online ads,
but also in radio ads, video ads, and
Google also rolled out a way to
search for patents. Now you can
search for every patent that has ever
been granted on Google. However,
an entire industry of people who used
to make their living doing patent
searches suddenly found themselves
potentially replaced by Google's
patent search capability.
All the major book publishers
have filed a lawsuit, or joined a
lawsuit through a trade assoeiation,-
against-fd'q6gle over it; digltizanon
of millions of library books. In some
ways this is representative of the
problems that faced Microsoft over
the years'in its antitrust battles.
Meanwhile, a P/E of 48 is high
and is indicative of a speculative
environment. A multiple of half
that number would be more in
keeping with the norm. Nonetheless,
Google is a technology stock that
by any calculation is on a tear. If
the company continues along its
current path, it could easily maintain
its lofty multiple. However, if legal
woes begin to narrow the company's
growth options, that multiple could
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.
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64 at $5,384.50
4,314 at $64.50
83,359 at $4.50
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers
This is a great time of year to stop by
a roadside stand and load up on great
Florida citrus or my all time favorite
fresh strawberries from the Plant City
area of the state. Fact is they have
been on sale at the local store hnd
they are very good this year.
There are a couple members ofmy
family who are real fond of fresh
strawberries dipped in chocolate. Af-
ter a lesson in dipping strawberries
from my friend and fellow Southern
Sister Michelle Walker Crawford, I
am now pretty good at it.
So just in case you happen by a
roadside stand and buy some fresh
strawberries and plan to give them a
chocolate coating here are a few of.
my tips. First, wash the berries gently
in a sink full of water and place them
to dry on several layers of paper tow-
els. After they have dried for an hour
turn them over and place them on
result of this unfair shift, two-thirds
of property taxes are now paid by
those who do not own homes. Not
only is this unfair, it makes no sense.
What also makes'no sense and is
often lost in this debate is the fact that
the STATEis, once again, in the pro-
cess of telling local governments how
to raise local taxes in order to provide
-local services. But should state law-
makers in Tallahassee alone be pro-
posing substantive changes tweaking
to a taxing'system that is supposed to
fund local city and county govern-
As the Executive Director of Flori-
da League of Cities, I am deeply con-
cerned that local city governments
and the people we serve will be stuck
with a "one-size-fits-all" solution
developed by state lawmakers who
are unaware of the diverse challenges
facing local communities. One-size
government solutions rarely fit any-
-We'hupport local control o\er local
tRfandgd wee iRefer...reatax\ing op-
tions thatfit our cities.
Florida's cities and their local citi-
zens should be given the authority to
design tax systems that suit their in-
dividual, changing needs. Why stop
at doubling the homestead exemp-
tion? Some cities may want it tripled
or quadrupled others may not. Many
fresh paper towels. This drying of the
berries is very important, if there is
any moisture left on them the choco-
late will not stick. The second step is
to melt the chocolate of your choice
in a double boiler or if you don't have
a double boiler place chocolate in a
bowl resting on a pot with about one
inch of boiling water. Stir chocolate
until melted and then dip strawber-
ries by holding them by their green
stems or if stem is removed stick a
toothpick in top and dip about 75 per-
cent of the berry in the chocolate and
let it harden on a sheet of waxed pa-
per. You can speed up the hardening
by placing them in the refrigerator
for thirty minutes or so.
The following cake recipe is pretty
good I've made it several times now
and my family really likes it. Try it in
the morning with coffee.
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cities may prefer having their ser-
vices paid exclusively through prop-
erty taxes because residents can take
a deduction on their federal income
taxes. Some cities may choose the
local option sales tax because visitors
pick up much of the tab.
: While I would personally prefer an
increase in my sales tax in exchange
for a lower property tax rate, I don't
have that option nor does my local
And that is the point.
SCity governments and local voters
should decide how local cities-fund
local services, not state lawmakers in
Tallahassee with their "one size" ap-
I believe that city governments
work best because they are closest
to the people they serve. City leaders
and local voters are best able to de-
cide how to provide necessary fund-
ing for local services. As such, we
would like more than just a patch-up
for our broken property tax system,
we prefer giving-.local Toei go\ern.
ments and local citizens a stronger
voice and a full array of choices.
Mike Sittig is the Executive Direc-
tor of the Florida League of Cities,
the municipal association that repre-
sents cities, towns and villages in the
.AMERICAN LEGION AIRS
P. 0. Box 559
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
MEETS: 3RD THURSDAY
P. O. Box I
NEWBERRY, FLORIDA 32669
MEETS: 1 STTIJESDAY
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American Legion Airs
STuesday, March 6, is the Newberry Post 149 American Legion Birthday dinner
party, a covered dish dinner to celebrate 88 years of the American Legion. Post 149
invites all area Legionnaires and reminds them to bring a favorite covered dish item to
share. Post Adjutant, Ed Jarvis is bringing two dishes of his Blueberry Crunch, and
anyone is invited to "up the ante" with some more delicious dinner items to eat. The
dinner will begin at 7:00 PM with an opening ceremony recognizing the American
Legion's eighty-eight years of continuing service to America, then dinner and fellowship
of Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, SALs and guests. Come celebrate with Post 149 at
7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, March 3,
from 8:00 AM until noon. They have plenty of items and need shoppers to come by the
American Legion Post 91 Home on US-129 five miles north of Trenton. If you are
coming from Bell, it is five miles south of Bell on US-129. Come on out and shop.
While you are there, take a look at the Post Home. It is available for use for a donation
fee, for parties, meetings, dinners, and such. .
There is plenty of parking space, even handicapped parking and the building is
"handicap friendly". There is no smoking allowed in the building, but there is plenty of
room outside to "light 'em up" if you desire. The building and grounds are spacious and
if you are interested in renting the building, you can contact the house manager or the
Post 91 Commander for more information.
Post 91 will have their American Legion Birthday celebration on Thursday, March
*15, with a donation dinner from 5:30 until 6:45. The dinner will be corned beef and
cabbage for a donation, and the birthday cake will be served after dinner. Come out for
dinner and stay for the meeting. Enjoy conversation with fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary
members and guests. Find out more about your local Legion Post and.what they are
doing. Maybe there is a place for you to fit in with the programs, in service to the
community and America arid to American veterans.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 meets on the second Thursday of the month at
6:30 PM.at the Post Home on US-129. Wives, daughters and mothers of Legionnaires.
are welcome to "attend and join in with the Auxiliary members there, working on the
programs they have undertaken in our community. Come out and see what you can do.
Newberry Post 149 will have a TAP Tool Show on Monday and Tuesday, April 2 and
3, 2007, and Post 91 Trenton, will have the Tool Show on Saturday, April 7, 2007. The
flyers for the shows, advertising the deals will be out soon, so look for them in the mail
in a few weeks.
With the US Congress talking about cutting the funding for our troops in this war on
terror, a little slogan I saw recently might be a good one to write on.your envelopes and
memos for all to see. It goes "IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS...
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !!!" God bless our Armed
Remember our Armed Forces all around the world in your thoughts and prayers
every day, and here at home,.watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and.those
families of men and women called to active duty in service to America, helping out
however and whenever we can. And remember to keep those young men in the Alert
Team that visited our area several weeks ago in your prayers as well, as they continue
their training in service to our communities across the Nation.
For God and Country,
American Legion Post 149
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
GfLCHRIS T~T COUT NTY JOU RNAL,
THURSDAY, MAKRH 1, Z 20 / .. ..
Breanna Marie Akers
Sgt. Mitch Akers, USMC and Mrs. great-grandmother is Barbata L. Wil-
Jill Akers are the proud parents of liams of Bell.
Breanna Marie born on February Her paternal grandmother is Cin-
13, 2007, at 5:48 a.m. at Andrews dy Akers of Gainesville. Paternal
Air Force Base in Maryland. She grandparents are Rev. Doug and Me-
weighed six pounds four ounces and lissa Akers of Nashville, Tennessee.
was 18 inches long. Mitch, Jill and Breanna make their
Breanna's maternal grandmother home in Woodbridge, Virginia.
is Sarah B. Grams of Bell. Maternal
S(O(CiTdis] Sims, Lisa Cavallaro, and Cheryl Lu-
Happy Birthday wishes to Rhon- cero on March 5th; Joanie Langford,
da Justice, Marjorie Henley, and Kate Akins, Chris Pelletier, Bruce
da Justice, Marjorie Henley, and Kincaid, Kevin Benson, Frank Col-
Quitney Kincaid on February 29th; Kincaid, Kevin Benon, ank Col-
Matthew Smith, Ty Smith, Monica son, and Jade Kinard on March 6th
Vickers Green, Paula Phillips, and Linda Boyette, Mary Ellen Stolle,
Amanda Mathis on March 1st; Liz C.D. Moore, Lanae Lord, and Harry
Holder, Lloyd Holder, and Chance Coleman on March 7th.
Brooks on March 2nd; Jennifer Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
Brooks on March 2nd; Jennifer a rs Perryman, Mr. and
Smagaoz, Bruce Smith, Nicholas and Mrs. Eddie Perryman, Mr. and
Quincey, David Brown, and Rubert Mrs. Mike Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Nobles on March 3rd; Cindy Cas- Jimmie Elmore, and Bill and Donna
Nobles on March 3rd; Cindy Cas- ,,, ,,
tor, Kandi Rose, Claudia Dees, and on March st; Louis and Marie Wal-
lace on March 7th.
Summer Butler on March 4th; Niko lace on March th
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It certainly was a week that was, for
a total of 18 widows, disabled veter-
ans and disabled elderly couples were
served by the Unit. From demolish-
ing run-down partitions to lawn and
debris clean-up; from window re-
placement to raking leaves; from roof
repair to steam cleaning houses and
sheds; from tree trimming to cutting
up branches; from lavatory repair to
unstopping drains; from patio repair to
resurfacing stone pathways. The reac-
tion of those who were served was ut-
ter amazement, surprise, delight, tears
and gratitude. Commencing each ser-
vice job the ALERT crews would sing
a gospel hymn to the recipient and, in
some instances, even give a word of
Filed In Gilchrist
Joshua Rye Poole, date of birth,
12/2/1986, of Chiefland, and April
Ann Jones, date of birth, 1/23/1988 of
Juan Felipe Pascual, date of birth,
4/4/1979, and Mercedez Jimenez,
date of birth, 10/14/1987, both of
Michael Shane Salley, date of birth,
5/18/1977, and Angela Kay Tomlin-
son, date of birth, 8/16/1985, both of
Curtis James Boyer, II, date of
birth, 11/16/1984, and Ramona Ann
Gore, date of birth, 7/31/1985, both
Marriages Recorded In
William Glenn Braswell, date of
birth, 11/26/1980, and Alisha Marie
Carevic, date of birth, 2/27/1984,
were married on February 21, 2007,
in Chiefland with Reverend Bob
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at its fire
station.: This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
3rd, and run until at least 10:00 a.m..
Allresidents ofthe northeast Gilchrist
County area and surrounding com-
munities are invited to attend.
Ask us about participating as an
Active Firefighter or Associate Mem-
ber. We always welcome members
for both categories. Ifyou can't make
the breakfast, you're invited to attend
our regular meetings on the first and
third Thursdays of the month at 7:00
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located.
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the, first Saturday of March
Sand every month)!
lihe Chamber Corner ,
Open house. Chamber Mixer at
the Chamber office, located at 220
S. Main Street in Trenton, Tuesday,
March 20, 2007, between the hours of
5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
There will be a door prize drawing
for a two-night stay at The Cypress
House in Old Town, (Dates of the
two-night stay are restricted to avail-
ability) donated by Diane Jackman.
The next Chamber Mixer will be
at Libby's Beauty and Barber Shop,
located at 3249 W. Railroad Lane, in
Bell, (behind Akins's Bar-B-Q) on
Tuesday, April 24, 2000, between the
hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
To schedule a Chamber Mixer at
your place of business or for more in-
formation on how to become a Cham-
ber member.please contact Maureen.
at the Chamber office (352) 463-3467
ALERT Unit Success
by Geneva Cornwell
The ALERT Academy Unit 36
workweek visit was a great success
as their motto "Ready to Serve" sug-
gests, and as the Unit members dem-
onstrated to many citizens in our be-
loved county. There is no fee for the
work any Unit does in a community.
ALERT Units are deployed only
on invitation. Work comprises of
disaster relief, humanitarian aid
and community service. During the
first week in January of this year, a
Character Council member received
correspondence from' the' Character
First! Headquarters in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, inviting any Florida-
based Character Council to sponsor a
week-long stay of an ALERT Unit in
their County. The Character Council
of Gilchrist County responded with
an invitation. The process of plan-
ning for the stay took a little more
than five weeks with the assistance of
over a hundred individuals and busi-
prayer. Post reactions of the event-
ful week have been of having "a new
lease on life" since jobs were so over-
whelming they were not done, but the
ALERT teams took care of it.
ALERT Unit 36 was shown the
gracious hospitality of evening meal
provision by the American Legion
Post 91, the Employees of Best
Drugs, Fanhing Springs Commu-
nity Church, Gilchrist Rotary Club,
Hungry Howie's Pizza and Subs,
Pine Grove 'Baptist Church, Pleas-
ant Hill Baptist Church and Trenton
First Baptist Church. Cash donations
to the project were used to purchase
food for breakfasts and lunches for
the men, as well as paper and styro-
foam products, along with gas, oil
and repair service for tools used dur-
ing the week. The Unit team lodged
in tents at Otter Springs Christian RV
Park, with owners, Arnold and Geri
Jackson, granting the men use of the
lodge, showers and laundry facili-
This was a grand countywide
event. It was truly exciting and one
which will be long remembered by
everyone involved. It was a week
which brought a renewed sense of
responsible ownership as well as one
of motivation in helping the needy,
while seeing for oneself how moral
character is lived out in day-to-day
activities. The young men who attend
the ALERT Academy are those who
desire to learn more of what good
should mean to the individual, how
to inculcate the qualities in one's per-
sonal life and acquire the understand-
ing of how to stand alone regarding
wholesomeness and truth.
ALERT, an acronym for Air, Land,
Emergency Resource Team, with
headquarters in Big Sandy, Texas
(just north east of Dallas) receives
no government funds. It is entirely
subsidized by generous contributions
from individuals and private founda-
tions. It was founded as a military-
style academy with all the rigors of
military physical training and disci-
pline, but without the offensive lan-
guage and weapons associated with
regular military training. There are
three phases the cadets go through in
the 51-week period.
For those who complete the ba-
sic 51-weeks, they can continue on
with training in the schools of avia-
tion, CDL, EMT, fire fighting, law
enforcement or underwater rescue,I
or they may decide to stay on as staff
members, as an instructor, or even a
bus or van driver.
Because the Academy is a faith-
based organization, daily personal Bi-
ble study and journaling are require-
ments, as well as the memorization of
the,entire New Testament book of 2
Timothy. For more information about
this exciting and innovative academy,
which teaches the importance of the
individual and teamwork as well, go
to the web site ofwww.alertacademy.
Alan and Denise Harrison of Tren-
ton are pleased to announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Leanne Marie
Harrison to Jacob Lee Kriser, son of
Kathy Stewart of Chipley, Florida on
Friday, March 2nd in Orlando.
A wedding reception will be held
in their honor on Saturday, March
3rd from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints in Chiefland. All friends and
family are invited to attend the recep-
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9 TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY'
This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.
Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property
Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year'to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items 1 through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q, IfI am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January 1 of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on
January 1 would be responsible for the difference. Most title
companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or
closing agent to avoid problems in this area.
HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
?* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.
To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
Property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for ufireported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
RETURN IS FILED,
MLCHRISR T COU NTY JOUT RNAL
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Jacob Lee Kriser and Leanne Marie Harrison
Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Equix Ramos and Hugo Soler are
proud to announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Mayra Moore to Douglas
Hope, son of Kathy and Kent Bishop
and the late Oscar Ole Hope.
The wedding is planned for March
9, 2007; at 5:00 p,m. at Haile Planta-
tion Golf and Country Club.
Invitations have been sent out.
Kelley Murphy To Be at
Union Baptist Church
Kelley Murphy, Christian solo-
ist/speaker and songwriter, will be at
Union Baptist Church on March 4th,
at 6:00 p.m.
The Murphy Family has been giv-
en a unique calling.
God has burdened Kelley and her
husband Jamie to minister to believ-
ers through sharing their testimony.
They are the parents of five beautiful
children. Their testimony is concern-
ing their second son, Micah, who has
Their story is not of miraculous
healing. It's not even a story of a
completed journey. They are living
a life of peace and joy through the
wonderful gift of grace.
Their ministry is not about enter-
taining, but rather encouraging and
motivating the children of God.
Their songs are scripturally sound
and are meant to touch lives.
Their utmost concern is for lost
souls, yet so many Christians who
are not resting in the grace of God are
ineffective in their efforts to reach the
unsaved. Through their testimony,
they wish to motivate Christians to
claim the promises of God, to take
hold of the measure of His grace that
has been given to them, and to reach
out to others.
Remember Our Troops
"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
Don Duvall Celebrates
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 dear
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.)
Mindy Alford, 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
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH,
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)
Leandra Knuckles and Daniel Beans
'eonard and Linda Knuckles of children Leandra Knuckles and Dan-
Trenton and Mark and Crystal Beans iel Beans.
ofTemple Terrace, Florida are proud The wedding date and time wiWul5'
to announce the engagement of their released at a later date.
2 Trenton United
9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor'
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study.....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service....................... 10:30 AM
Children's Church........................... 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service...........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship........................7:00 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~
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SSunday School..........................0:00 AM
Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM '
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Sau/3.
Pastor Jerry Milton
Youth Director Josh Dease
We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBc)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School ................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................ 11 am
EveningW orship ................................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pin
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH CSBo
6259 S.E. 7STH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ..................................... 6 PMa
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE$:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
.MINISTER OF,.YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHON E: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
Mr. Sam Jones
Trenton Postmaster ment. Mr. Duvall is a native of Lan-
Mr. Don Duvall is happily celebrat- caster, Pennsylv-ya and lives in Ar-
ing his retirement from the United cher with his wife Kathy.
State Post Office after 30 years in The acting OCI or Officer In
governmental employment. Mr. Du- Charge is Mr. Sam Jones, a native
vall has been the Postmaster at the of Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Jones
Trenton Post Office for the past 10 was customer service manager at the
years. Mr. Duvall was treated to a Orange Park Post Office before start-
retirement celebration by Trenton ing to work in Trenton last week. Mr.
Post Office employees and friends Jones has been with the Postal Ser-
recently. vice for the past 25 years. According
Traveling and going back to school to Mr. Jones it will probably take two
to learn to weld are just a few of the months or more to find a permanent
plans Mr. Duvall has for his retire- replacement for Mr. Duvall.
Assembly of God
9579 US-129 S Trenton, Florida a :
You can make a difference!
Sunday School 10 am
Praise & Worship/KidZone 11am
Evening Worship 6 pm
Wednesday Night Service & Pastor:
"The Place" (Youth) 7 pm Don & Jerri Lunsford
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Sunday School 9:45 AM (classesfor all ages)
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I ~THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
THI IRSDAY MARCH 1.2007 GILCHRJST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five
Quilting is about "sew" much more than creating warm, colorful
quilts to keep us cozy on cold nights...Shown from left is Elaine Ne-
meth, Cathy Strom and Barbara Strom.
It's about weaving threads offriendship through the fabric of our lives,
creating memories to tuck away in our hearts. Shown from left is
Olga Knott and Ann Mangone.
Bits And Pieces From
The Joyful Heart
Quilters And. Crafters
Of North Gilchrist
Ah...ah..ah..don't let those 70 plus
degrees fool you. It's ole' man win-
ter dressed in sheeps clothing. Mark
my words, just as soon as you bring
all our plants back outside, pack your
sweaters and long johns in one of
those space bags and take the cover
off your pool, you'll be scraping ice
off your windshield.
You know how March is. Just
because the red buds are dancing
in the breeze like ballerinas in soft
mauves, and shades of pink.. don't
fall for it. And just because the wild
plums are fluttering like lace curtains
in the windows of the woods, don't
fall for it. Oh, I know you've seen
some azaleas in bloom, and a few
dogwoods. Why, I even saw some
phlox up in Chiefland but I'm telling
you... beware of the Ides of March.
Not because of taxes but because the
hoax, that it is spring, will be played
on us once again. And this year I'm
not falling for it. My calendar says
that spring begins March 21st...Well,
In the mean time, life goes on and
on. Wednesday, February 21st 25
Joyful Hearts and two guests joined
together to quilt, craft, exchange
stories with those who attended the
State Fair and to congratulate those
who won ribbons and the cash prizes
that went along with the ribbons,.
Please, Lord let me get this straight
or I'll never hear the end of it. So,
here goes. 13 pieces were entered
and there were 10 ribbons awarded.
Pat Luca won first place for her
quilt in the senior category. Jackie
Moore won first place and Best of
Show for her Swedish Weaving.
Cathy Strom won second place for
her Swedish Weaving.
Ann Mangone won first place for
her magnificent dragon wall hanging
and second place for her Texas quilt.
Marvine Deer won Honorable Men-
tion for a first time quilt and Elaine
Nemeth won second place for her
quilt, Honorable Mention for her
Christmas wall hanging and second
place for a cross stitch/quilted table
So; as might well be imagined there
was much celebrating, hugging and
way-to-go-girl going on. Let's face
it, we all like to see our hard work
and efforts appreciated.
We did settle down to work some
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Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm
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Feb 24 BLOCK PARTY 11am-2pm
County Road Band with a Special Appearance
by Anna White
Feb 27 Love Songs with Mack & Paula May
March 6 Singer Songwriter Anna White
March 13 Early St Patrick's Day with
Open Mic from 2 3,
come early with your instruments.
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 for more info
Sponsored by City of Trenton & Gilchrist County Journal
and a few of the ladies spent time in
the kitchen making salad, spaghetti,
and garlic bread for those who want-
ed to buy lunch. It smelled delicious
but I had to leave early so didn't' get
a chance to chow down.
Ann Taylor, Bonnie Edwards, Di-
ana Edwards and I worked on our
card carousels we're making as a
service project. Betty Hicks, Alice
Binns, Jackie Moore, Martha Foster,
Cathy Strom, Mary Lou Ryder, and
Lu Rowland worked on their Swed-
ish Weaving. Speaking of which, I
understand from Elaine that it drew
a great deal of interest from fair go-
ers and some had never seen it before
and wanted to know how to do it. I
told Alice she needs to take the show
on the road.
Ann Mangone; Elaine Nemeth, Pat
Luca, and Maxine Hale all were busy
quilting on our club quilt while Mar-
vine Deer busied herself quilting on a
Sun bonnet quilt started years ago by
Myrle Gilkey was crocheting a
bright butter yellow afghan. Lera
Townsend is still busy crocheting
matching kitchen items for her son
and Ruth Wilkerson is back to cro-
cheting on her lovely afghan.
Barbara Myrick was finishing the
covers on her block of the month
quilt while Barbara Strom, Lurie
Twish, Olga Knott, and Jane Boyd
chatted and gave encouragement to
those working. It was nice that Jane
was able to bring her mother with her
and especially nice that George Mar-
tin was able to bring Paulene since
she is one of the February birthdays.
The other February birthdays were
Marly Turner, who was unable to
come, Martha Foster, Diana Lynn
and Myrle Gilkey. Of course there
was cake and ice cream. I made what
my grandmother called a Martha
Washington cake, I guess because of
the cherries in it. It's a white cake
batter with chopped pecans, chopped
up marachino cherries and enough
cherry juice to color the cake pink.
This time I tried a new recipe for ic-
ing that I got from Mrs. Rogers at the
Bell Elementary Library. I'm pass-
ing it on to you because its quick,
easy and oh, sooo good.
1 16 ounce cool whip
1 large block cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
You could add flavoring of just
about any kind but its great just as
is...also it's great with strawberries
or other fruit toppings on individual
I am a used-to-be Lutheran and
my mother's side of the family was
Catholic and even though I'm now
Baptist I still give up some for Lent.
Oh, I know I don't have to.. I want
to. This year I gave up breads of all
kinds, desserts and unhealthy snacks.
After thinking about it I said to my-
self, maybe that's too much.
Too much...Christ gave His life
for me. For all He has done for me
and given to me, as unworthy as I
am, how could anything I give up be
too much. I don't expect everyone
to give up something for Lent or to
observe it but just for a moment think
about what He gave up for you.
Our next meeting will be Wednes-
day, February 28th. Bring the purse
you started, Barbara will help you
finish it or maybe even start you on
one. Our next regular meeting is
March 7th. 'Til next time.
A Joyful Heart
The American Cancer
Society, Alachua Unit Is
Entertainers For Its
Night Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society, Ala-
chua Unit, is looking for entertain-
ers/entertainment for its all night Re-
lay For Life event at Newberry High
School Track on April 13-14, 2007. If
you are in a band, a singer, a magi-
cian, a juggler, or would like to pro-
vide another type of on stage family
entertainment for a fun and exciting
event, please contact Annette Carr,
the entertainment chair at (352) 472-
The American Cancer Society ex-
tends an invitation to all cancer survi-
vors and their families to participate
in Relay For Life. It's a unique com-
munity event that allows individuals
from all walks of life to join in the
our mission of saving lives through
research, advocacy, patient services
The American Cancer Society is
still recruiting entertainers of all sorts
to participate in this event. For more
information or if you are interested
in volunteering, please call 352-376-
6866 x 119. To see what other neigh-
boring communities are holding Re-
lay For Life events, please visit our
Web site at www.cancer.org or call us
Calvin LeClear D.V.M.
Tri-County Pet and Bird Hospital
Gilchrist County Journal
Fax Service 463-7393
GILCHRIST COUNTY FAIR BOOSTERS
Dear Gilchrist County Fair Booster,
As you know, this year's Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show is just a couple of
weeks away. We are again working to raise funds to help buy animals that our FFA and 4-H
members will show in this year's fair. Our main goal is to help establish a minimum sale
price so the youth of our county are all supported equally. We also support the FFA Chap-
ters and 4 -H Clubs of Gilchrist County by trying to purchase their animals. With your help,
last year we were able to raise approximately $17,000.00 with which we bought 30
animals. The children that benefited from your gracious donations all left this experience
with a huge smile on their face.
Many of you mailed your check to us last year which greatly helped the fund raising
process. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would again mail your check to 2079 SW
75th Ave Bell Fl 32619. Please give Ronnie a call at 352-463-6143 or Terry (352)494-4638
if you have questions or if you would like to personally help with this project.
Again we really appreciate your help and look forward to your participation this year.
Ronnie Smith & Terry Parrish
Please cut bottom portion and mail back with your donation:
Fair Boosters I
I 2079 SW 75th Ave
Bell FL 32619 I
I Your Name
Amount of Donation (circle one)
$100 Bronze Booster
$250 Silver Booster
$1000 or more Platinum Super Booster
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Relay For Life began as one man's
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDCTAY, MARCH 1, 2007
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This large crowd was gathered to celebrate the lighting of the baseball field in Bell. Many of the contributors to this project are pictured here
along with the Bulldog baseball team.
A Celebration Of The
Lights Was Held At Bell
After many years and much hard
work on several people's part the
lights on Bell High School Baseball
Field have been switched on for the
first time at a celebration held last
Saturday, February 24. A large group
of supporters and those who contrib-
uted to the lighting work on the field
which cost in excess of $60,000 were
there. The school maintenance de-
partment worked tirelessly to do as
much of the project as possible which
saved a great deal of money.
Matt White, a senior at Bell High
School, acted as the master of cer-
emony for the much awaited event.
The Bell High School JROTC pre-
sented the colors. Longtime coach
and athletic director at the school
Coach David Halter presented certifi-
cates to the contributors on behalf of
Ronda Parrish the school principal.
said there were many people to thank
for the lighting of the field but the
three main contributors who spon-
sored a pole were Missie and Johnny
Taylor, PPI Construction Manage-
ment and Bell Athletic Boosters..
Each of these sponsors contributed at
least $1,000.00 to the project. They
each received a plaque which was a
small replica of the permanent flag
that will be placed at the Bell Bull-
dog Baseball Field to remember their
School Superintendent James E.
Vickers made the ceremonial first
pitch from the lighted field.
Bell Band Boosters
Our next scheduled monthly Boost-
er meeting will be March 1st, at 7:00
p.m. in the Band Room. Nomina-
tions will be taken at this meeting for
our next year's officers. Officers will
be elected at our regularly scheduled
monthly April 5th meeting, nomina-
tions will also be taken at this meet-
ing. Our last regularly scheduled
meeting will be May 3rd, where next
year's plans will be made.
Our Spring Concert is fast ap-
proaching. This is a concert of all
grade levels and will be held on May
14th. Orders will be taken in the
lobby, after the Spring Concert, for
"The 2007 Spring Concert Music
CD." You will be able to order and
-urchase a copy of the Spring Con-
cert. CDs 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 re-
serve 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); toi Bell
Band Boosters-CD, PO Box 345,
Bell, Florida 32619
If you have any questions please
contact Debbie Norton-Aronowicz at
) 463-743 4)
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
C,,IT.Cl4RT,'T COUT NTY JOUR~7NAL
Bulldogs On The Mound reached base. Miscues by the pitcher
by Sean Boutwell and catcher led to Cedar Key's first
Tuesday Bell played in their first run of the game. Bad defensive play
district game of the year against the in the fourth inning resulted in two
Lafayette Hornets. Bryan Nobs start- more Cedar Key runs. Ty Smith was
ed for the Bulldogs and Colby Keen pulled after two long innings giving
started for the Hornets. In the top of up 3 runs (none earned) and struck
the first, Lafayette's Blade Herring out seven batters.
reached on an error by Zack Hunter The Bulldogs were held scoreless
and scored when Aaron Greshem fol- in the third, fourth, and fifth innings.
lowed up with a double. Greshem Zack Hunter pitched in the fifth in-
got to third on a passed ball and was ning. He walked the first batter then
brought in by a sacrifice groundball. got three consecutive outs. In the top
Keen looked sharp and held Bell of the sixth Ty Smith doubled with
scoreless and gave up only a single two men out and Zack Hunter scored
to Ty Smith through the first three in- him with a single to right field. In the
nings. bottom of the sixth Zack struggled
Nobs was just as dominant through and allowed four earned runs. Zack
the next four innings allowing no runs was pulled after 1 and 2/3 innings,
or hits. Bell scored in the fourth in- he allowed four hits, four runs, and
ning when Tyler Stofel doubled then struck out two. Tyler Stofel came into
advanced to third on a throwing error the game and after giving up a single
by Colby Keen. Brandon Ridgeway struck out a batter to end the inning.
singled and Tyler scored. Bell fans The Bulldogs led 8-7 going into the
and players got excited now that the seventh inning. With two outs Justin
offense was in the game. The excite- Fowler and Brandon Ridgeway were
ment was short lived. Keen struck out both hit by a pitch. Bryan Nobs hit a
Ty Smith to end the fourth inning. double and both men on scored. Ty
Both Lafayette and Bell failed to pro- Smith hit an RBI single and even-
duce hits in the fifth, tually scored on a wild pitch. Tyler
In the sixth with two out and no Stofel got the last three outs consecu-
men on base Lafayette hit back to tively and recorded his third save of
back singles. Lafayette's Chris Mer- the year. Brandon Ridgeway as the
cedes reached on an error by Devin winning pitcher and the Bulldogs
Taylor and Lafayette scored a run. won 12-7.
Jon Anderson was hit by a pitch and Saturday Bell honored the new
Colby Keen provided the final scores lights with a pre game celebration.
of the night, driving two runs in with Zack Hunter started for the Bull
a single. Keen struck out four of the dogs and had a rough start against the
final six Bell batters and Lafayette visiting Seven Rivers Academy. Both
got the win 5-1. Bryan Nobs got the pitching and defense looked bad in
loss. Nobs pitched six innings, gave the first three innings. Zack gave up
up three hits, three earned runs, and eight runs in the first three innings
struck out six batters. Tyler Stofel only three of them were earned.
pitched the final inning giving up Bell managed to stay alive scoring
zero runs and striking out a batter. four runs in their first three innings.
Thursday Bell traveled to Cedar After three Zack left the game and'
Key. Bell came out fast wanting to Bryan Nobs came in and Seven Riv-
make up for the loss at home against ers scored two unearned runs in the
Lafayette. The Bulldogs scored sev- fourth. Bell and Seven Rivers both
en runs in the first two innings(two were held scoreless in the fifth. Bell
runs were brought in by a homerun scored in the sixth when Bryan Nobs
from Brandon Ridgeway) and the doubled, stole third, then scored on
game looked to be a blowout. Bran- an error by the catcher. Tyler Stofel
don Ridgeway started for Bell and pitched in the seventh for Bell and
was dominant through the first two gave up three runs to Seven Rivers"
innings. Brandon struck out three Bell got two men on in the bonom ot
and walked one but was asked to be the seventh but couldn't rally. Se\ en
pulled after injuring his thumb. Bell Rivers won 12-7 and Zack Hunter
struggled in the rest of the game. Ty was creditedfor the loss.
Smith was the first pitcher to replace Bell plays county rival Trenton
Ridgeway. Ty struck out the first Thursday at Trenton. Then they wrap
batter but catch6f Alan Aderholt let up the %eek4at home-'against Mead-
the ball pass bliT and the batter Brook. .
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THURSDAY, M1ARCH 1, 2007
Bell High School JROTC Raider Team To
Compete At The Florida State Raider Meet
Bell High School JROTC Raider Tea;
Shown from left Bell High School JROTC Raider Team: Cadets Chris i
Sullivan, BJ Bolender, Sarah Money, Rhama Mkuu, Travis Smith and
JROTC Raider Team
The Bell High School Raider team
recently competed against 16 other
JROTC programs at the Florida State
Raider Meet. The competition was
extremely fierce with our male/fe-
male team competing against much
larger programs. The meet consisted
of five events. The Army Physical
Fitness Test is two minutes of push-
Gilchrist 4-H County
On February 19th, at the Gilchrist
County Extension Office in Trenton,
the County Council held their meet-
ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two
mile run. The next event was first-aid
which included an overall evaluation
of a victim followed by a one-mile
litter carry. The third event was the
rope bridge, followed by land navi-
gation, which consisted of a written
exam and completing a compass
course. The last event was the five-
Briana Bishop, President, and
Tray Roux, Vice President ran the
meeting. Brittany McDaniel gave
the minutes of the last meeting and
everyone checked in.
We had reports from Wilcox, Blue
Springs, Shooting Sports, Flatwood
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Attention Parents Of
Trenton 6th And 7th
Grade Band Students
The Trenton Band Boosters Or-
ganization will be having a meeting
March 5th, at 7:00 p.m. in the band
room. We only have two meetings
left till the end of the year and the
parents of students in 7th grade who
will be in marching band next year
will find these last two meetings very
The band will be attending the FBA
Concert Festival at Bradford High
School in Starke on March 17th. The
band will be performing at 9:30 in the
morning. Please come and show your
support of our fine band.
We are closing in on our goal to
raise money to purchase new uni-
forms for this coming marching sea-
son. If there are any businesses out
there who would like to make a tax
deductible contribution to the uniform
fund, please contact Michelle Carter
at (352) 463-2950. Any amount will
be greatly appreciated.
& .45 -' The Girl Scout Cookie
'- It's About The Girls, And The
i 'Community- Not The Cookies
.- i' Thin mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and
S all of your favorite Girl Scout Cook-
ies are back. In the first coast re-
m gion, please look for Girl Scouts sell-
Anderson, Jacob Collins, Matthew ing cookies at booths outside of local
Sara Nesmith. businesses beginning February 24th
through March llth. Each box of
cookies cost $3.50.
mile relay. It's a leading business and econom-
Although we are a very young ic literacy program where Americans
team, we worked extremely hard purchase approximately 200 million
and managed to place 10th out of 16 boxes of Girl Scout cookies each year.
schools. We look forward to using To achieve this extraordinary level of
this experience as a spring board to accomplishment, girls use 21st centu-
finish even higher next year. ry business skills. Many design busi-
Cadet Sergeant Stephan ness cards, presentations, newsletters,
Assistant Public Affairs Officer press kits, charts 'and posters to sup-
port their cookie program goals. Lo-
cal businesswomen also mentor girls
Friends, Santa Fe, Spring Ridge, and about business and marketing skills
Trail Riders. as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Pro-
New business consisted of the gram.
Suwannee River Fair, 4-H Garden Through this annual activity, girls
Projects which will be grown and learn how to work together as a team,
judged in the summer. set goals, and develop a plan to reach
Mr. Cris asked for volunteers fdr those goals. Additionally, Girl Scouts
the poultry judging contest at the cultivate a sense of business ethics,
Suwannee River Fair. We talked public speaking, marketing, and cus-
about Camp Cherry Lake in May. tomer service. From making change
The meeting was adjourned, mo- to tracking revenues, girls practice
tioned by Tray Roux and seconded the basics of money management and
by Matthew Sullivan. learn how to earn what they spend and
Brandalyn Bishop, Reporter stay on budget. Girls ultimately get a
true sense of the value and rewards of
their hard work.
Carolyn Saft Named Your purchase of Girl Scout cook-
aro n ies supports the Girl Scout program
Suwannee River helping girls develop into the leaders
Partnership of tomorrow. "Participation in the
tension gent Girl Scout cookie program, prepares
Extension ~Agent g irls for future success. They may
-hecome amaiager-of a local business,
Carolyn Saft has been named an entrepreneur, or CEO of-a major
Suwannee River Partnership educa- corporation," says Sam Tysver, CEO
tion coordinator and horticultural of Girls Scouts of Gateway Council,
extension agent with the Suwannee Inc. "How often does a small pur-
County Extension Service. Her ap- chase lead to so'many rewards for so
pointment became effective Novem- many people?"
ber 3rd. Since our inception in 1912, Girl
Saft coordinates educational out- Scouting has advocated healthy and
reach activities for the partnership's balanced lifestyles. In 2007, Girl
best management practices; she orga- Scouts is proud to announce that all
bestvarieties of Girl Scout cookies are
nizes workshops, field days, meetings now zero trans fat per serving. In
and a newsletter. She also publicizes keeping with this commitment to
the partnership to the community by healthy living, Girl Scouts encour-
attending festivals, events and educa- ages moderation with any food item,
tional programs. including Girl Scout cookies, as the
SShe also coordinates horticulture key to a balanced diet.
activities including workshops, vol- Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
unteer development, presentations, has partnered with the USO to con-
newsletter articles and plant hotline tinue the Cookies From Home pro-
questions. gram. Cookies From home allows
you to purchase boxes of Girl Scout
S- v cookies to be shipped directly to ac-
S tive military personnel serving out-
S! side the United States. Girl Scout
S : ', cookies are a tradition that will bring
S 1 many soldiers the comforts of home.
'I 5By purchasing cookies for deployed
ad. r troops, you are not only thanking the
I men and women of our active duty
S armed forces for the personal sacri-
1- ; fices they make each day to serve our
S- country, but you are also supporting
i ii local Girl Scouts, the community, and
Si p ,, _our future here at home.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council,
Inc., serves more than 18,000 girls
Sd iand 7,000 adults in 16 counties in
S North Florida. Membership is open
Sto all girls grades.k-12 and adults age
S 18 or older, regardless of race, color,
S- ethnicity, creed, national origin, so-
Sr cio-economic status, or ability. For
I information on registering a girl or
I volunteering your time and talents
With local Girl Scouts, contact Girl
IBL & Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. At
i I [ s (904) 388-4653 or (800) 347-2688.
Before being appointed, Saft was
an environmental specialist with the
:Florida Department of Health in Gil-
christ County. Previously she was an
environmental horticulture extension
agent and horticulturalist in Palm
Beach County, and held several ser-
vice, supervisory and grower posi-
tions with commercial horticulture
operations in Florida.
Saft holds a bachelor of science de-
gree in horticulture from the Univer-
sity of Florida and is a graduate fel-
low of the Florida Natural Resources
Leadership Institute. She also is an
instructor with the Florida Master
Naturalist Program and a state-certi-
fied pest control operator.
The Suwannee County Cooperative
Extension Service is part of UF's In-
stitute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
By failing to prepare, you're pre-
paring to fail.
Trenton High School Seniors
Toured The Campus Of Lake
City Community College
Shown on the back row from left are: Preston Garrison, Ryan Hudson,
Keith Pariseau, Stephanie Chatman, Thomas Gorton, and Casey Loy.
Shown on the front row from left are: Sarah Welykholowa and Tricia
Trenton High School Students were greeted with a wel-
Sencome from Vice President Charles E.
Seniors *' Carroll and LCCC deans. The stu-
On Thursday, February 22, 2007, dents also visited various programs
35 Trenton High School seniors and labs, and talked with faculty
toured the campus of Lake City Corn- members. The students learned about
munity College (LCCC) and partici- the following programs: golf, land-
pated in a "Collegiate Experience" scape and golf course operations;
that introduced them to student life graphic arts; allied health; criminal
and the many career choices available justice and the teacher academy.
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Trenton FFA Annual Plant Sale
Is A Success
Trenton FFA Members held their annual plant sale last Saturday.
This year, as in the past, the sale was a big success due to the local
support. From left to right: Ashton' Sanchez, Trenton FFA Advisor
Steve Broker and Emma Kate Redd.
Gilchrist County School Board
310 NW 11th Ave.
Trenton, Florida 32693
Bell Elementary School
2771 E. Bell Ave.
Bell, Florida 32619
Bell High School
2771 E. BellAve.
Bell, Florida 32619
Trenton Elementary School
1350 SW SR 26
Trenton, Florida 32693
Trenton High School
1013 N Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
Lake City Community College
Main Number 352-463-0073
Financial Aid 386-754-4282
Santa Fe Community College
Main Number 352-395-5000
Financial Aid 352-395-5480
Central Florida Community
Main Number 352-854-2322
Financial Aid 352-873-5803
University of Florida
Main Number 352-392-3261
Financial Aid 352-392-1275
Florida Highway Patrol
Cross City, Florida 32628
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
9239 S. US 129
Trenton, Florida 32693
Trenton Police Department
North Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
Department of Children and
124 North Main Street
Chiefland, Florida 32626
(mailing address-PO Box 1370)
Chiefland, Florida 32644
Department of Juvenile Justice
Control, 204 N. Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
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State Board Of
Revised Sunshine State
The State Board of Education to-
day approved the revised Reading
and Language Arts Sunshine State
Standards. The revised Standards
incorporate feedback and guidance
from teachers, subject-area experts,
professional organizations, Reading
and Language Arts supervisors and
"Educators from across Florida
shared a commitment to increase
rigor and relevance across our stan-
dards," said Commissioner Winn..
"Florida must move forward to im-
plement higher and more rigorous'
standards for all subjects."
The Department of Education ini-
tiated a review of the Reading and
Language Arts Standards in 2005 by
using analyses of the Standards from
external groups of experts and stake-
holders. In addition, a web-based
system to receive input garnered over
38,000 comments and ratings. Based
on the feedback received, revisions
were made to the standards that re-
flect current education research and
Highlights of the revision process
included: Identifying specific grade-
level expectations for Exceptional
Student Education and English Lan-
guage Learners. Restructuring Stan-
dards so that the amount of informa-
tion covered is more manageable.
Organizing the Standards to be acces-
sible and easy to use. Standards are
arranged by specific grade levels and
subject reducing duplicity. Ensuring
that the Standards for secondary edu-
cation are as rigorous as those for the
primary levels. Requiring students to
develop skills necessary to succeed
in postsecondary education and the
workforce. Drafting the Standards
to be clear and easily understood.
Increasing the rigor and relevance of
the content so students develop criti-
cal thinking skills.
As Florida moved toward higher
standards for student achievement at
each grade level, the Department of
Education recognized the need for a
systemic approach to review and re-
vise all the academic standards. In T S fety P rol
January 2006, the State Board of TES Sa Patrols H ave
Education adopted a schedule for the
regular review and revision of all K- M ulch Sale
12 standards. This move went far
beyond merely increasing the rigor of
the standards, but also included align-
ment with assessments, instructional
materials, professional development,
and teacher licensure examinations to. ,- i .. -
ensure integration into the entire K- ..' ,
12 curriculum. .
"The new Sunshine State Standards ; .... c"
for Reading and Language Arts clear-
ly infuse 21st Century skills needed -J
for the workplace" said Bonnie S.
Kelley, Immediate Past President of
the Florida Association of Supervi-
sors of Media and Supervisor or Li- '
brary Media/Technology for Pinellas -:
County Schools. "Students urgently
need critical thinking, problem solv-
ing, information literacy, commu-
nication, and technology skills to
compete and succeed in a global
For more information about the re-
view of the Sunshine State Standards, *
please visit www.flstandards.org. i
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Summer Camp In The
Ocala National Forest
Do your children long to spend
their summer days in the great out-
doors? Would they love the chance
to learn about wildlife from experts,
and hike and canoe with other chil-
dren their age?
Then it's time to sign them up for
the Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp
at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's (FWC) Oca-
la Conservation Center in the Ocala
National Forest. Registration for the
2007 summer sessions has already
The summer camp is for boys and
girls, ages 9-14, and is based on wild-
life conservation, firearm safety and
outdoor skills. This year, the camp
offers six one-week sessions begin-
ning June 10th.
The primary goal of the camp pro-
gram is to provide children with the
necessary skills and knowledge to be-
cqme better sportsmen, while instill-
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A private school for your child's early learning years.
* NAEYC Accredited Pre-K
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Stop by for a tour of our facility.
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Trenton High School)
Trenton Elementary School Safety Patrol
Shown from left Mason McCall and Cassidy Seager at the Trenton
Elementary School Safety Patrol Mulch Sale.
ing an awareness of firearm safety,
conservation and wildlife steward-
ship.- In addition, campers will fish,
canoe, swim, hike and participate in
many other outdoor activities.
Tuition is $295 per camper per
week and includes lodging, food,
program materials and instruction,
for each session. Each week-long
session is divided into three groups
based on individual focus: wildlife
and conservation, hunting and hunter
safety and advanced outdoor skills.
"Campers in the wildlife and con-
servation group go wild, explor-
ing nature," said Greg Workman,
director of the Ocala Conservation
Center. "They learn about wildlife
management, and enjoy many camp
activities including basic wilderness
survival and field first-aid, canoeing,
swimming, fishing, hiking, gun safe-
ty and other fun hands-on outdoor
The Ocala Conservation Center is
on a 57-acre peninsula, rich in histo-
ry and wildlife in Marion County in
north Central Florida. It is 20 miles
east of Ocala, on Lake Eaton, in the
heart of the Ocala National Forest.
The facilities are rustic, yet comfort-
able, With air-conditioned cabins and
dining hall. Classrooms are fishing
piers, shooting ranges, nature trails,
Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala Na-
For more information or for regis-
tration materials for the summer pro-
gram, call (352) 625-2804 or go to
www O.ala AdventulrepCamn com
Trenton Medical Center, Inc. is a complete
primary medical and urgent care service provider
for residents in Gilchrist County and North Central Florida.
Part of the Trenton and Bell community since 1971, we offer healthcare services for the whole family, focusing on health and well-
ness from birth to senior care. With everything from health check-ups and x-rays,.to chronic disease management and health
screening, to chiropractic care and a full-service pharmacy, we're a one-stop medical provider for all your health needs.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
TU1TDCqAv n A nMIADrlH I 07
LOG CABIN QUILTERS
Rose Ford won second prize on this Feathered Star Quilt at the State
Fair. Great job, Rose.
Roe or wn eon piz o ti Faterd ta uit t heStt
Fi. Get o, oe
Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met.Thursday,
February 22nd, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Oh Happy Day, four
trips to Tampa is over. Everything
is back from the fair and all is well.
Now it gets down to finishing the
Watermelon Quilt for the festival in
June and the Log Cabin will also be
finished. Everyone can begin to plan
for next year and there is much to all
Pat Osowieki is busy planning
quilts for others. She is great at plan-
ning the squares and how to put,them
together. A man from Williston came
in with clothes that belonged to his
late father for a quilt to be made. Pat
has planned to use the pockets to put
Deadline Is March 9th
For Next ACT Test
College-bound high school stu-
dents can register by March 9th for
the next national ACT test date. The
test will be administered nationwide
on Saturday, April 14, 2007. Stu-
dents who miss the March 9th, dead-
line can do a late registration for an
additional fee. The late registration
deadline is Match 23rd. Students can
register online at www.actstudent.
g. or they can get registration mate-
rials from high school counselors.
The ACT is accepted by all col-
leges and universities that use ad-
missions tests in their application
process. It's an academic achieve-
ment test covering four subject areas:
English, reading, mathematics, and
science., Students can choose to take
the ACT with or without the optional
Writing Test. The ACT costs $29.00
without the Writing Test and $42.00.
with writing. The majority of col-
leges don't require a writing score,
so students should check with the
colleges they're considering before
registering for the test. The late reg-
istration fee is $19.00
on squares, do some decorating and
make him a quilt.
Visitors are coming from all over
now. Canada,West Virginia and other
places to visit the Museum. We meet
the most wonderful quilters all with a
story to tell us about their quilts and
crafts. We share what we know with
them and that makes for friends we
hope will come back to see us.
Lunch was so good with chicken
and noodles, fried cabbage, turkey,
sweet potatoes, green beans and po
tato salads, Betty's yummy lemon
pie, Marie's apple' goodie and so
There were 18 members and 6 vis-
,Colleges and universities use
ACT scores, along with other infor-
mation, to determine if a student is"
academically ready for college-level
coursework. Students with lower
ACT scores are likely to need reme-
dial courses to help bring them up-to-
speed for college-level courses. This
is why many juniors take the ACT,
check their scores, and then take ad-
ditional coursework to address aca-
demic weaknesses before re-taking
the ACT as seniors.
With the ACT, students can choose
not to report any scores automati-
cally to colleges, Later, after receiv-
ing their scores, students can decided
to test again before reporting scores.
Colleges only see the scores that
students choose to report-they don't
see all scores for each time a student
takes the ACT.
For more information about the
ACT, including sampletests and on-
line preparation, go to www.actstu-
Really great people make you feel
that you, too, can become great.
\ Get your Pet's Year
.& 4 Started Right!!! Call
4. 76 and schedule your
Pet's teeth cleaning V
a "Pet Dental Health Month"
a and receive a 10% discount.
Trenton Animal Hospital I
603 North Main Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Licensed & Insured
Screen and Glass Rooms
Patio & Deck Covers
Decks & I-andrails
Soffit and Fascia
Storm Panels & Shutters
We also do pool enclosures.
On February 6, 2007, five Sheriff's
Volunteers graduated from the CERT
(Community Emergency Response
Team) program held over a ten week
period. The course consisted of
classes pertaining to disaster fire sup-
pression, team organization and psy-
chological aspects of disasters, light
search and rescue, disaster medical
operations, certification in CPR and
AED, terrorism, and concluded with
a practice drill and graduation.
Additional training will be con-
ducted in the near future. This pro-
gram is designed to train county resi-
dents to assist local fire, medical, and
law enforcement personnel in times
During the month of January,
Crime Watch vehicles were driven
2,756 miles and volunteers donated
269 hours of their time while patrol-
ling county roads, directing traffic at
school zones, a Trenton basketball
game and Walk-A-Thon, and assisted
with special details. Also during the
month, .the CARE volunteers made
65 calls to those who had'requested
The next meeting will be held on
March 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sher-
iff's Office conference room
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO
Gilchrist County Sheriff's
4-Pets Sake To
On Saturday, March 3rd, at 9:00
a.m., next to Bell City Hall in the
club house, there will be a huge yard
sale. This is to benefit two non-profit
501-C3 organizations; one is Eye of
the Eagle located at Sunset Meadows
in Jonesville, and the other is 4-Pets
Sake. This will be held at 9:00 a.m.,
Saturday, March 3rd. \
Eye of the Eagle is a wildlife sanc-
tuary that rehabilitates various species
that have injuries, or are hurt or sick.
Some schools have requested that the
organization do an educational pro-
gram for students to help understand
nature and reality. This has been very
successful. Unfortunately they are
overwhelmed with enormous medical
bills and also the cost of MRI testing
for some species. They are in need of
a large chest freezer in good working
condition. This is a tax deduction and
will be treated as such.
4-Pets Sake will continue serving
all counties with our programs and
we will definitely 'start our medical
program this year. We can tell you
this much, we will pay a portion of
heart worm treatment, cancer or ma-
jor surgery, amputations, and broken
limbs. It will not cover medications
or testing. In addition, to be eligible
for our future medical program you
must be recommended from our par-
ticipating veteranians because that is
where the balance will be paid.
If you would like to donate items
for the March 3rd sale please contact
us, no clothes or exercise equipment.
Thanks, Renee Emenecker (386)
935-0975 or 866-727-2972 e-mail
Bell FFA Alumni News
The Bell FFA Alumni will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, March
8, 2007. The meeting will begin at
7:00 p.m. at the Bell Ag. Building.
A covered dish dinner will be served
with the Alumni providing the drinks
and paper products.
All parents, grandparents, past FFA
members, and any adults interested in
supporting the Bell Ag. Program are
invited to attend.
SVL, Inc., March Board
Our March board meeting will
be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday,
March 5, 2007, at McArthur Park.
Hope to see you there!
Free Tax Preparation
Continues In Trenton
Free Tax Prepration with Tax-Aide
continues at the Trenton Library.
Please call (352) 463-3176 to make
an appointment. Returns will be pre-
pared and e-filed from 1:00 p.m.-5:00
p.m. every Monday until April 16th.
We also welcome anyone who is
not required to, file a return and only
wants to file Form 1040 EZ-T to get
the Federal Telephone Excise Tax
World War II Veterans
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to attend our next meeting on
Thursday, March 8th at 11:30 a.m. at
the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwan-
nee. Take Highway 349 south at the
traffic light out of Old Town to the
town of Suwannee.
Last month we met at the Light-
house in Fanning Springs. Our new-
-est members are J.E. Clemons who
was accompanied by his son Robert
Clemons, Emma Lou NesSmith and
Rod and Evelyn Hooten. We had 51
members and friends present. Rod
Hooten was enjoying the camarade-
rie and good food when he passed
out. The doctor at North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center where he was
kept overnight for observation claims'
he upset his chemical balance by over
eating. Rod called to thank us for our
concern and to say he is just fine.
Hope to see you at the Salt Creek
Restaurant on March 8th. If you have
any questions, call Dick Halvorsen at
(352) 542-7697. God bless you one
FWC Scores Antlers In
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's (FWC) re-
serve officers will score deer antlers
next week in Live Oak.
The scoring will be from, 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. March 10th at R&R
Tractor Parts, Guns and Ammo, 944
N. Ohio Ave. A seminar featuring
turkey and deer calls also will be fea-
tured at the event. Refreshments will
Hunters who have taken a buck
can have the antlers scored to com-
pare with other Florida deer taken in
previous seasons. The deer must have
been taken in Florida by fair-chase
Antlers scoring 100 points or more
qualify for the Florida Buck Registry,
and the owner will receive a certifi-
cate suitable for framing.
The. Florida Buck Registry was
established in 1982 to provide hunt-
ers with a record of the number and
quality of white-tailed deer taken in
Florida and to give recognition to
Florida hunters. The minimum ant-
ler score necessary to qualify is 100
Boone and Crockett inches for typi-
cal antlers and 125 for non-typical
For more information, call Cheryl
Clark at (386) 362-2651.
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was the wonderful Petal Play Red-
bird taught by Joyce Snoddy. This
...' has been a popular 3-dimensional
block to make and it works up very
Z *. quickly and is very pretty.
The community project for this year
A will b- lap quilts for nursing homes
and the kidney center. Each year there
S": .. ,j are a large number of these quilts do-
nated by Springhouse Quilters. It is
S, .. our desire that these quilts brighten
She world of those to whom they are
Shown is Nancy Thqntes with he), .&i\voA. Spninghouse members enjoy
recently completed Double Wed fnakig the'g e quilts and donating
ding Ring Quilt them to a worthy cause.
ding Ring Quilt. the' President' Challenge this
Sprin ghoue illteFrs "V,:. .ear will be a new project for Spring-
Springnhou es. hna'el.he Piesident has chosen a
News ; sam pl of fabric for each member to
The year, 2007, is really getting use in niaking their project. This will
off to a big start with Springhouse be a quilted pillow cover, quilted on
Quilters. Several are working on each side using at least two different
Double Wedding Ring, 9-Patch Piz- quitinig techniques on each side of
zazz, Turning 20, Magic Stack and the pillJd cover.:
Whack, Mystery Quilts, Challenge The, next regular day meeting of
Quilts, beginner samplers blocks, Springhouse will be on March 13th,
Red Work Quilts and others that I am beginning at 9:00 a.m..
not even aware of. It appears there -For inforrnatiol .on Springhouse
will be a large display of completed Qtuilte. please: contactt Jan Litzing-
quilts over the next few months as er. at (352 -163-3971 or Lois Scott, at
members complete some of their (352) 463-2207.1
Again this month, the workshop
Treasures Abound At
The Haven Hospice Attic
Resale Store's Antique
Auction And Roadshow
Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store,
Lois Scott, Publicity
a Kodak N2 Beau Brownie Camera
with the original Art Deco Box, an
Early American Made Dresser with
Revolving Mirror, and a three-tiered,
American Made Silent Butler Des-
it 300 N.W. 8th Ave. in Gainesville, Admission is free, but those bring-
will welcome the public to itsAAntique ing. items for appraisal will require
Auction and Roadshow Saturday, tickets. The cost s $5 per item with a
March 3rd. '' limit of three items per person. Items
Whether looking to determine the may: not include cohns, stamps. fire-
value of family heirlooms or.discover rms or fabrics. Appraisal tickets will
a great deal on new treasures, the At- be sold from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
tic Antique Auction and Roadshow is Refreshments and food from Grand
the place to go. Dad's iHotdogs will be available for
The event, featuring a live auction purchase. .
f antiques and collectibles, as well as The event is reserved for the pub-
brief verbal appraisals by John Sikor- lic; dealers are asked not to attend.
ski, host of the popular radio show, Ha\ en Hospice Attic Resale Store
'Sikorski's Attic," kicks off with an relocated to its current site in Febru-
iuction preview at 1:00 p.m. The live ary 2006. All proceeds of the store
auction and roadshow begins at 2:00 benefit Haven Hospice's patient care,
p.m. bereavement and community out-
Sikorski appraised and evaluated reach programs. For more informa-
all of the auction items. The auction fion about the' event, please call the
will feature "lots of great deals for an- Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store at
tique lovers;" he said. Some collect- (352) 378-7484.
ibles to be inol edin tlhe auction aw- .-. i X- s .
futoannee iRiber 1tiner'8 will h61d their
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(Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee)
Saturday, NIMaich 3rd
1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs
Chamber Of Commerce
Holds Their Annual
On Thursday evening the Fanning
Springs Chamber of Commerce held
their annual banquet at the Light-
house Restaurant in Fanning Springs.
Members and friends gathered to-
gether to enjoy a dinner and honor
those selected for their contributions
throughout the past year.
President Cheryl Nekola led the
meeting and had everyone introduce
themselves. Reverend Benny Hodg-
es gave the invocation followed by
the Pledge to the Flag.
President Nekola gave an update
on the Chamber activities for the past
year and also some insight into plans
for this coming year. Progress on the
completion of the Fort Fanning Park
was a topic of discussion. We are
also looking to hold the Festival of
Lights at that location this year.
Secretary Velma Poole gave a re-
port on the Festival and the Chicken
Bar-B-Q during the past year. We are
planning to hold another Bar-B-Q
as a fund raiser later in the year and
this met the approval of those in at-
Attention then turned to present-
ing some well deserved awards.
The Suwannee Gables Motel and
Marina was selected as the Business
They have provided the free use
of their docking facilities and pavil-
ion on the Suwannee River Bank for
the Festival of Lights and Christmas
Boat Parade every year.
The Haven Hospice of the Tri
Counties was selected as the Non
Profit Organization of the Year. This
award was accepted by Reverend
Benny Hodges. This organization
does an outstanding job serving the
families in our communities.
Volunteer of the Year was Matt
Meyer who does an outstanding job -
at the Fanning Springs State Park.
Matt assists in many ways at the Fes-
tival of Lights and is well deserving
of this award. The Moose Lodge of
Fanning Springs was also chosen for
the Volunteer of the Year award as
well. Many of their members help
the Chamber in many ways through-
out the year and especially during the
Festival of Lights. This award was
accepted by Herb Clark.
SPresident Nekola started another
tradition for the Chamber this past
year with a Lifetime Achievement
Award. The recipient this year was
Velma Poole who serves as Secretary
for the Chamber. She attends many
meetings throughout the area and"
truly promotes the Chamber and the,
community in any way she can..
Special recognition awards were
presented to Gerald Goldschlager for
his many contributions to the Cham-
ber and the community. Gina Cowsert
and Laura Murphy were honored for
their help as MCs at the Festival and
performing as well. Chris and Debbie
Westmark were selected for their tre-
mendous help with the Chicken Bar-
B-Q. Bill and Louise Owens were
recognized for assisting in the Ducky
Race. We also honored Waste Pro for
providing flee dumpsters, Fanning
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Douglas K. McKoy
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Jo Buckles Speaks At Gilchrist
County AARP Chapter Meeting
Springs Ice Co. for providing ice and
ice box each year at no charge to the
Chamber. We also chose the Light-
house Restaurant and the Homestead
Restaurant for their generosity so we
can hold our meetings at their restau-
rarts and enjoy some great food as
Door prizes were won by Jeff
Hardison of the Chiefland Citizen,
Dottie Leichner of Dixie Music Cen-
ter and Vickie Doutt a guest of Mick-
ey and Ruth Ann Lindsey.
The Chamber thanks all who at-
tended and looks forward to another
tremendous year serving our commu-
Fanning Springs Chamber
(352) 463-9089 or (352) 339-2248
. We are being labeled as pack rats,
that's ok because the name suits our
habits! By now you know we col-
lect aluminum cans and we have pro-
gressed to collecting Purina dog and
cat dry food weight circles. Ink jet
cartridges is another and our newest
is cell phones.
Sooo, if you care to donate cans, we
have barrels at Bell Jiffy, Smith Feed,
Gilchrist Building Supply, Scaffs,
and Newberry Hitchcock's. The in-
genuity of people is astonishing.
Some folks came up with the idea to
put empty cartridges, weight circles,
and cell phones in a box and place
them in the barrel. It works, the box
kept the articles dry and they did not
get damaged, thank you. If you wish,
you can also deposit the cartridges in
the display box at Smith Feed or the
Gilchrist County Journal.
Just a reminder about the benefit
yard sale at Bell Club House, located
behind Bell City Hall. Stop by and
help out two organizations Sat. March
3rd at 9:00 a.m. There are some great
bargains just waiting for you. It's go-
ing to be a biggy.
We would also like to thank every-
one involved with the recent antique
auction. There was a lot of hard work
and endless time that folks put forth
and it contributed to a great fund rais-
er. Until next time be happy just for
the love of them.
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Clinic beginning at 1 pm 4 pm on Thu
2007. No appointment necessary. This
Shown from left is Patsy Avery, Secretary; Iris Roberts, Treasurer; Jo
Buckles, guest speaker; and Nancy Padgett, President.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Gilchrist County AARP Chapter
took place on February 20th in the
Community Center in Trenton.
As usual, there was no time wast-
ed. President Nancy Padgett called
the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.
and there wasn't a dull moment as the
agenda unfolded with reports, com-
ments from the members and a ter-
rific buffet lunch provided by some
of the best cooks in the county.
The guest speaker was Jo Buckles,
Director of Ayers Health and Reha-
bilitation Center who gave us great
advice about living a long and healthy
life by choosing carefully what we eat
and keeping fit through exercise and
adequate sleep. One of our regular
members, Randy Durden, Legislative
Chairman, is also a County Commis-
sioner and keeps us up-to-date on
plans that may affect us as the Com-
missioners make decisions for the
county and receive directives from
the state that must be implemented.
His reports are of great interest to us
all and we are fortunate that he makes
time to be at our meetings. All the
Corhmittee leaders make reports and
Norm Conti, as a Community Activ-
ity Coordinator, keeps us in tough
with other Chapters in our area.
Social Activities, Grace Vaught
suggested that we plan to attend a,
performance of "One upon a Mat-
tress" a comedy to be given at the
Community Playhouse in Chiefland.
She suggested Thursday, March 15th.
We should meet there at 7:30 p.m. as a
group and we will be given a reduced
entrance price of $7.00. It should be
a fun night out for all of us.
The next meeting of the Chapter
will be March 20th. Bring a friend.
We had five new members enroll at
the last meeting.
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Miss Trenton Pageant Winners For 2007
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Brooke Hardy Is
Crowned Miss Trenton
For 2007 And Rachel
Perryman Won Overall
The Miss Trenton Pagent was held
on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the
Trenton Elementry Cafeteria. There
were 23 contestants in this pageant
and eight age categories.
Jodi Waddle was crowned Baby
Miss Trenton winner and Greenly
Wilks was crowned first runner up,
Best Dressed and Most Photogenic.
Shaylyn Parrish was crowned Tod-
dler Miss Trenton and Best Dressed
winner; and Conner Terry was
crowned first runner up.
Kenzie Certain \\as crowned \Vee
Miss Trenton-and Mlost Photogen-
tic winner: Carsen McKenzie. first
runner up; Sydney Waddle, second
runner up; Stacy Waddly, third run-
ner up; and Carsen McKenzie, Best
Shelby Waddle was crowned Little
Miss Trenton and Most Photogenic
winner; Aubrey Brown, first runner
up and Best Dressed; Kinsey Akins,
second runner up; Hannah Hoskins,
third runner up.
Rachel Perryman was crowned Jr.
Miss Trenton and Overall Beauty
winner and Best Dressed; Jordan El-
more, first runner up; Laura Wooten,
second runner up; Alexis Balzafiore,
ond runner up.
Brooke Hardy was crowned Miss
Trenton, Best Dressed, Most Photo-
genic and Best Casual Wear winner;
and Lauren Whitaker, first runner up.
Congratulations to all the contes-
tants for a job well done.
All proceeds from this pageant will
go toward a Senior Scholarship and
the Kindergarten classes of Mrs. Ad-
kins and Mrs. Akins.
Walk For Autism
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nic. The Newberry Lions Club is spon-
Madison Redd was crowned Pre- scoring its second 'Walk for Autism
Teen Miss'Trenton, Best Dressed and Research.' The walk will take place
Most Photogenic winner. March 10, 2007. Participants will.
KaSandra Cowart was crowned gather at Oak View Middle School
Teen Nss T1reilton and Best Dressed ack at :30 a. r registratii:n,;,
manner: Rebekah Tibeck. firs thealk ill begin at 10:00 a.m
ner up; and Samantha McQueen, see- Lion Carolyn Elliott is again serv-
ing as chairperson of this event. She
has a very personal interest in autism,
since her only grandson was diag-
nosed 101/2 years ago. He is now 13,
still unable to express himself well,
and shows little or no interest in any
activities most 13 year olds enjoy.
People need to be aware of signs
of autism: vocabulary disappearing,
showing no interest in childhood
activities, withdrawing from people,
often screaming, hitting, or doing re-
petitive motions. These signs usually
start showing up around age two.
As reported in the news last Friday,
the new statistics show that 1 out of
150 children will probably be autis-
tic. This makes autism more com-
mon than multiple sclerosis, cystic
fibrosis, or childhood cancer. Care
for these -individuals cost society
over $90 billion annually. Since the
disorder has no known cause or cure,
the need for more research is crucial.
Autistic children become autistic
adults and the number of children
diagnosed with autism continues to
increase at epidemic rates. Since
1990, autism has shown an alarming
increase of 172 percent, much higher
than any other childhood illness.
A higher level of government fund-
ing is needed for research. Not only
is government funding needed but
individuals need to do all they can
as well. This disease affects fami-
lies, schools and society as a whole.
Together, we can make a difference.
For information about the walk, vol-
unteering, or donations of funds or
services, call (352) 472-4335.
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"I am very supportive of this legis-
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traffic infraction. A motorist could
not be stopped for using a radar de-
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pulled over for another infraction and
is found to be in possession of a radar
detector they would be ticketed.
"Radar detectors serve one purpose
and that is to help people speed and
get away with it," commented Oel-
rich. "Enough is enough. If we want
to make our roads safer, we must take
the steps necessary to make that hap-
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Champion of Champions from left to right: 1st place, Shane Gearhart, Groveland; 2nd place, Jessica Lang-
ford, Trenton; 3rd place, Austin Pluskot, Okeechobee; 4th place, Joy Burnham, Okeechobee, and Kelly Jor-
gensen, Bradenton; Intermediate, Kayla Burlingame, Zephyrhills; and Junior, Kacee Langford, Trenton.
North'Florida Fair Winners from left to right: Kacee Langford, Brandi Coleman, Jessica Langford, Racheal
Harrison, Taylor Langford and Lori Harrison.
Taylor Langford shown with her dairy cow.
Gilchrist 4-H Dairy by way of some very hard working
By Cindy Jo Ayers 4-H youth who are active members
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ton 'FFA. As you might guess by the
name of their 4-H club, dairy cattle is,
The group started the dairy show
season by traveling together and
showing their dairy cattle on October
13 in Perry, Georgia at the Georgia
National Fair. During the Open Show
competition Taylor Langford showed
the Grand Champion Guernsey Cow.
Kacee Langford showed her Brown
Swiss heifer and placed second in
class at the open dairy show. Brandi
Coleman's Holstein placed third in
class. Lori Harrison's Jersey heifer
placed 2nd in class and Jessica Lang-
ford rounded out the show when her
Holstein heifer placed 8th in class.
The group then continued on to
participate in the Georgia National
Fair Youth.Show which was held on
October 14 and 15. Taylor Langford's
Guernsey cow placed second in class
at the show, Taylor Langford placed
7th in showmanship. Kacee Lang-
ford's Brown Swiss heifer placed
third in class and she received the 4th
place ribbon for showmanship and
Lori Harrison's Jersey heifer placed
3rd in class and she placed 4th in
showmanship. Jessica Langford's
heifer placed 9 in the class with Hol-
stein, Jessica placed 4th.in showman-
The weekend of November 3-5
the group traveled to Tallahassee to
participate in the North Florida Fair
Dairy Show. Brandi Coleman's Hol-
stein co i% s the o cr '"ill Grand
Champion inner.'Brahdi placed 2nd
in showmanship and 3rd in fitting
and grooming. Taylor Langford's
Guernsey cow was the over all Re-
serve Grand Champion. Taylor went
on to place 3rd in showmanship,
2nd in fitting and grooming, and re-
ceived the Herdsman award. Kacee
Langford exhibited a Brown Swiss
heifer which received 1st in class and
honorable mention for Grand Cham-
pion. Kacee placed 1st in showman-
ship, 1st in fitting and grooming and
earned 2nd place for the Herdsman
award. Lori Harrison's Jersey Heifer
placed 2nd in class. Lori placed 2nd
in showmanship and 1st in fitting and
grooming. Rachel Harrison's Jersey
heifer placed 1st in class, Rachel
placed 2nd in showmanship, 1st in
fitting and grooming. Jessica Lang-
ford exhibited two Holstein heifers
and both placed 1st in class. Jessica
placed 2nd in showmanship and 1st
in fitting and grooming. The girls
also placed first in the County Group
Also in October they all participat-
ed in the Alachua County Fair which
was held October 28. Taylor Lang-
ford's Guernsey Cow was the Grand
Champion over all winner. Taylor
went on to take the 1st place award
in the intermediate showmanship
competition. Brandi Cqleman's Hol-
stein cow was named Reserve Grand
Champion over all winner. Brandi
went on to take the 1st place award
in the senior showmanship category.
Kacee Langford exhibited a Brown
Swiss heifer and placed 1st in her
class. Kacee received the first place
in the junior showmanship competi-
tion. Jessica Langford's Holstein cow
placed 1st in class. Jessica went on to
place 2nd in senior showmanship and
1st in fitting and grooming.
The group moved on to the State
4-H Dairy Show which was held in
Kissimmee on February 10 and 11.
Taylor Langford exhibited the Grand
Champion Guernsey and Taylor went
on to place 2nd in showmanship
in her age group. Kacee Langford
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placed 2nd in class for her Brown
Swiss heifer and 3rd in class with
her Guernsey heifer. Kacee placed
1st in junior over all in the showman-
ship competition. Brandi Coleman's
Holstein cow was 1st in class and re-
ceived honorable mention for Grand
Champion Holstein Cow and her
Guernsey heifer was first in class.
Brandi placed 1st in showmanship
for her age group. Jessica Langford's
two heifers placed 2nd in their class
and Jessica took 3rd place in senior
showmanship. The group as a whole
received 1st place in the Herdsmen's
competition and 2nd in the County
At the 2007 Florida State Fair
Dairy Show which was held Febru-
ary 17-19 the group again took home
many awards and ribbons. Taylor
Langford exhibited the Grand Cham-
pion Guernsey cow and placed 1st in
the intermediate over all showman-
ship competition. Kacee Langford
placed first in class with her Brown
Swiss heifer and 3rd in class with her
Guernsey heifer. Kacee also placed
1st in the Junior all over showman-
ship competition. Kacee also was the
junior Champion of Champions in
the Dairy Division and she received
a hundred dollar savings bond for
this award. Kacee also went on to
win the Bill Carey Sportsmanship
Award. Brandi Coleman placed 1st in
class with her Holstein cow and 1st
in class for her Guernsey heifer and
4th in the showmanship competition
ifr her'j;e-group Je^Tich Eaifgfbrd
plced 5th in classJ \x idherr youngest
Holstein heifer and 10th in class with
her older Holstein heifer. Jessica also
placed 4th in the senior showmanship
competition. Jessica also.received a
$750.00 savings bond by placing 2nd
in the Champion Youth in the 'Dairy
Needless to say these girls are anx-
iously awaiting the Suwannee River
Fair Dairy Cow Show which will be
held on Monday, March 12 at 2:30
From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
February 26, 2007
On February 19, 2007, Georgia C.
Register, 9'12.'6. was arrested on
the charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
On February 19,2007, Octavious J.
Gore, 12/10/83, was arrested on two
counts of Battery/Domestic Violence
and one count of Grand Theft Auto.
On, February 20, 2007, James M.
Stove, 2/2/57, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/DWLSR.
On February 20, 2007, Willie Jack-
son, 7/15/82, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On February 21, 2007, Travis D.
Norris, 5/14/80, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia and Resist without
On February 22, 2007, Sandra L.
Seegraves, 3/21/64, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/County Ordinance
Possession of Alcohol.
On February 22, 2007, Roy L. Mc-
Mahan, Jr., 3/17/87, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of VOP/No Valid Drivers License.
On February 23, 2007, Eric V.
Crandall, 3/11/77, was arrested on
the charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
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sisting without Violence.
On February 24, 2007, Allan R.
Buchanan, 8/5/77, was arrested on
the charge of DWLSR.
On February 24, 2007, Ronald W.
Rudd, Jr.,, 9/30/88, was arrested on
the charge of Grand Theft Auto.
On February 24, 2007, Richard
L. Clarke, 8/19/85, was arrested on
charges of Battery on a Law Enforce-
ment Officer, Corruption against
a Public Servant arid Grand Theft
On February 25, 2007, Eduardo
G. Lopez, 10/6/85, was arrested on
charges of Aggravated Battery and
Resist without Violence.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
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GTT .CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Case No.: 21-2007-DR-0052
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: JEFFREY ALFORD
447 N.E. 829 ST. OLD TOWN FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on HOLLY
ALFORD whose address is 7331 N.W.
165 ST. TRENTON FL 32693 on or
before March 14, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
112 SOUTH MAIN ST., P.O. BOX 37
TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office. ,
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure ofdocuments
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated February 12, 2007
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kendra Cathey
Pub: February 15, 22, March 1, 8,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday March 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 07-02, with
the following short title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA;
ADDING REGULATIONS RELATING
TO PARKING WITHIN THE RIGHT
OQEWAY OF~.liCuLNT-Y ROADS. PRO-.
HIBITING i df-PARtMNG WITHIN
THE TRAVEL LANES OF COUNTY
ROADWAYS; PLACING RESTRIC-
TIONS ON THE USE OF COUNTY
RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR CERTAIN
TYPES OF PARKING; REQUIRING
THAT ALL PARKED VEHICLES TO
BE AT LEAST FIVE FEET FROM THE
EDGE OF ANY COUNTY TRAVEL
LANE; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY
ADMINISTRATOR TO CREATE NO-
PARKING ZONES; PROVIDING EX-
CEPTIONS; 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
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 decis
by the Board of County Comm
with respect to any matter cons
such meeting or hearing, he or
need a record of the proceed
that, for such purpose, he or she
to ensure testimony and evidei
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF C
GILCHRIST COUNTY, F
RANDY DURDEN, CHA
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. March 1,2007b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, E
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AN
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL(
CASE NO.: 21-2006-
Roger Page, and his unknown
if married, and "Jane and J
Occupants" or "Unknown Tenan
CLERK'S NOTICE OF S
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAP]
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pu
a Final Judgment of Foreclosu
February 20, 2007, in the abo
cause, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the South do
Gilchrist County Courthouse,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 20
March, 2007, the following
Lots 263 & 264, Waccasassa C
Unit One, a subdivision as rec
Plat Book 1, Pages 37-39 of t
Records of Gilchrist County,
Together with a 1972 AMER
Home ID#: GB-071834,
Dated this 21 day of February, 2
Honorable Joseph W
Lyndsay P. Ayers
CERTIFICATE OF SERVE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that
correct copy of the foregoing
Notice, of Sale has been furn
David M. Lang, Jr., Attorney for
P.O, Box 51, Trenton, Florid
Charlotte J. Weidner, Esquire,
Ad Litem, P.O. Box 1354,
Florida 32621 and Roger Pag
Tenant in possession, 6689 SE 81
Trenton, Florida 32693 by Unit
Mail this 20 day of February, 20
Lyndsay P. Ayers
Pub: March 1, 8, 2007b
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT (
EIGHTH JUDIDCIAL (CIRC
-.AND FOR G.ILCHRIT CO
CASE NO.: 21-2006-
Deutsche Bank National Trust (
as Trustee ofArgent Mortgage S
Inc., Asset Backed Pass
Certificates, Series 2006-W4 U
Pooling and Servicing Agreeme
as of April 1, 2006, Without Rec
Cynthia W. Ponce, et al,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
to a Final Judgment of Forec
Order dated February 20, 2007
in Civil Case Number 21-2006-(
in the Circuit Court for Gilchris
Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank
Trust Company,, as trustee o
Mortgage Securities, Inc., asse
pass through certificates, series
underthe pooling and servicing a
dated as ofApril 1, 2006, without
is the Plaintiff, and Cynthia V
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et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the
property situated in Gilchrist County,
Florida, described as:
Commence at a concrete monument,
said point being the intersection of the
West Right-of-Way line of Northeast
7th Street and North Right-of-Way line
of Northeast 2nd Avenue for the Point
of Commencement. Thence run along
the West Right-of-Way line of Northeast
7th Street, North 02 deg. 35 min. 00 sec.
West, 85.00 feet to an iron rod and the
Point of Beginning; thence departing
from said Right-of-way line, run South
87 deg. 16 min. 24 sec. West, 164.93 feet
to an iron rod; thence run North 02 deg.
35 min. 00 sec. West, 114.81 feet to an
iron rod and the South line of Lot 130,
Ayers Estates, a Subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
42 of the Public Records of Gilchrist
County Florida; thence run along the
South line of Lot 130, 129, and 128 of
Ayers Estates, North 87 deg. 09 min. 49
sec. East, 164.93 feet to an iron pipe on
the West Right-of-Way line of Northeast
7th Street, said point being the Southeast
corner of Lot 128 ofAyers Estates; thence
run along the West Right-of-Way line
of Northeast 7th Street, South 02 deg.
35 min. 00 sec. East, 115.13 feet to the
Point of Beginning. All lying and being
in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter (SW 1/4 of NE 1/4) of Section
16, Township 10 South, Range 15 East,
Gilchrist County, Florida at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder, for cash,
at Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
SouthMain Street, Trenton, FL 32693, at
11:00 a.m. on the 22 day of March, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
he ruobc (SEAL)
Floidae Lyndsay P. Ayers
Mo tle # "In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons in need
007. special accommodation to participi
. Gilliam this proceeding shall, within seve
of Court days prior to any proceeding, cc
the Administrative Office of the (
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S
Main, Trenton, FL 32693, telep
ICE TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800
te and 8770 via Florida Relay Sern
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En accordance avec la Loi
"Americans With Disabilities."
personnel en besoin d'une accomoc
special pour participer a ces proce
doivent, dans un temps raisonable, a
F THE I d'entreprendre aucune autre d6ms
lITIN., contacter I'office administrative
*Fc- la Court situ6 au Gilchrist C.
Courthouse, 112 South Main, Tre
FL 32693 le telephone TDD 1-800
CA-0099 8771 ou 1-800-955-8770 Via Fl
Company, Relay Service.
securities, "De acuerdo con el Acto 6 De
Through de los Americanos con Impedime
ent Dated Inhabilitados, personas en nece
nt ase del servicio especial para particip
coursee este procedimiento debrdn, dentr
un tiempo razonale, antes de cual
procedimiento, ponerse en contact
la oficina Administrativa de la
Gilchirst County Courthouse, 112
S Main, Trenton, FL 32693, Telafono,
S1-800-955-8770 6 1-800-955-8771
pursuant Florida Relay Service."
losure or Pub: March 1, 8, 2007b
t County, NOTICE
National The City of Fanning Springs has rec
f Argent a Small Cities Community Develoi
t backed Block Grant for Housing Rehal
o-W4tion. Due to limited response the
agreement has extended thetime limit for acc
recourse applications to March 30, 2007. Ap
V. Ponce, tions may be obtained from the Cit3
located at 17651 NW 90th Ct., Fa
GE Springs, FL from 8:00 am until 4:3
each business day. Applications sl
be dropped off or mailed to Mrs. s
Watson, City Clerk, at the above ad,
For additional information, please c(
Sheila Watson at 352-463-2855 Ex.
I/ Pub. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 201
The Early Learning Coalition of th
ture Coast Legislative Committee, I
ilable sending Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lev
Sumter Counties, is scheduled to
on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at i
m., at the Sumter County School i
IBuilding, 2681 West County Roac
Bushnell, FL. 33513. This meeting
I be held preceding the Coalition's
S larly scheduled Board Meeting.
Please contact Coalition staff at 352
. <' _
9939 if you have any questions. Public
participation is welcome.
Please Note: Florida has a very broad
public records law. Most written commu-
nications to or from the Coalition regard-
ing coalition business are public records
available to the public and media upon
request. Your email communications may
therefore be subject to public disclosure.
Pub. March 1, 2007b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASETAKE NOTICE,the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Tues-
day, March 6, 2007, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:15p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
2:00-4:00 p.m. RFQ
Presentations for the Emergency
4:00 p.m. RFQ Presentation for the
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report
5:15 p.m. Ordinance 07-03;
Recreational Vehicles Regulations
5:30 p.m. Todd Bryant; Suwannee
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
"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 Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
-BOARD OF COUNTY
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, March
06, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14,
Board Room 14-002 located at 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Follorwing.is he .agenda
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Workshop-10:05 A.M.
to 11:00 A.M.
8. Student Services
9. Removal of Items from Consent
10. Consent Agenda
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. March l, 2007b.
The Gilchrist County State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program
will hold a SHIP educational course at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday March 15, 2007
in the courtroom of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Trenton, Florida. The class
is free and open to the public.
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is
required to attend a SHIP class. If you
have any questions, please call the SHIP
Program office at 352-463-4021.
Pub. March 1, 8, 2007b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting
oni Thursday March 8, 2007, at 3:00 p.m.
in the SHIP Program Office/Building
Department 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton,
PLEASE BE ADVISED that. if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. March 1,2007b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bell
Towrn will hold its regular Town Planning
Board Meeting and Council Meeting on
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at
the Bell Town Hall, located at 3240 W.
Railroad Lane Bell, Florida.
TOWN OF BELL
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
Thursday, March 1,2007-
6:00 p.m.-Historic Train Depot Town
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
C. Adoption of Agenda-March 1,
D. Approval of Minutes-
February 1,2007 Minutes
E. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures
for the month of February
2. Approval of financial
statements for February 2007.
F. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
1. Barbara Falk-Waiver for
placement of a second
G. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet-Code
2. Georgia Braswell and
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE
Q, I got a ticket yesterday,
and today I wanted to sign up
for traffic school online, but
was not able to. A friend told me
you could handle traffic tickets
online these days.
A. You are obviously a
prompt and conscientious citi-
zen, perhaps too prompt! You
can, indeed, take care of paying
your traffic ticket online in many
counties, as well as electing to
attend traffic school.
However, it may take several
days before your citation is avail-
able online. This process is not
instantaneous. The data must be
sent from the law enforcement
agency to the Clerk's office, and
then entered into the systems
before it can be made available
If you wish to attend a basic
driver improvement school, a list
of providers is available on the
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles' website at
bdis.html. Please note that you
can only make the election once
in a 12-month period, and only
five times in a lifetime. There
are classroom-based and Internet
I hope this helps, and that you
will take advantage of the new
technology we are so fortunate
to have available in Florida!
If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Joseph
W. Gilliam, Clerk of the Court,
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4. Tammy Jones-Town Clerk
5. Council Members-Reports,
I. Old Business
J. New Business
1. Impact Fee Inter-Local
2. Ordinance 2007-03-Impact
Fee First Reading
3. Resolution 07-08-
Extending Conditional Use
Permit for Michael Faught.
4. Ordinance 2007-02-Park
Rules and Hours.
5. Resolution 07-04-
Cemetery Road Gate Closing.
K. Unscheduled Citizen Request
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the council, with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he or
she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
Pub. March 1, 2007b.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a Board
Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at
7:00 p.m., at the Lafayette County Public
Library, in Mayo, Florida
All interested persons are invited to at-
tend and be heard. Please be advised, that
if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
"Person with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352)
294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. March 1,2007b.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 1,2007
I Obituaries I
Mr. Jackie Joe "Pappy"
Mr. Jackie Joe "Pappy" Atwood of
High Springs passed away on Satur-
day, February 24, 2007. He was 71
He was born in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina and moved to Gil-
christ County 15 years ago from
Miami. He was a fireman for Coral
Gables for 32 years. He was a coach
for girl's fast pitch baseball in Coral
Gables, a football coach for Coral
Gables Youth Center and The Boy's
Club in Miami. He was of the Baptist
Mr. Atwood is survived by his
wife, Lee Atwood of High Springs;
two daughters, Pam Hauser of Delto-
na and Joleen Atwood of Fort White;
one son, Ed Atwood of Jacksonville;
one brother, Tommy Atwood of Jack-
sonville; two sisters, Earline Johnson
of Georgia and Nancy Lewis of Rich-
mond, Virginia; five grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Thurs-
day, March 1, 2007, from 5:00-7:00
p.m. at Watson Funeral Home
The funeral service will be held on
Friday, March 2, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.
at Watson Funeral Home Chapel..
Burial to follow at Evergreen Cem-
etery in Gainesville at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties 311 NE 9th Street,
Chiefland, FL 32626.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Mrs. Maxine M. Baker
Mrs. Maxine M. Baker, of Williston
passed away on Saturday, February
24, 2007, at Nature Coast Hospital in
Williston. She was 63 years old.
She was born in Albany, Ohio and
was a homemaker.
Ms. Baker is survived by her
daughter and.son-in-law, Kathy and
Norman Hamner, Jr. of Williston; a
sister, Esther Cline of Albany, Ohio;
and a grandson Jeffery Branch of
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
Lead the life that will makl yvou
kindlr and riendlv to een rone about
you, and you will be surprised what a
happy life you will lead.
Mr. Luther Edward
"Eddie" Hughes, Jr.
Mr. Luther Edward Hughes, Jr., of
Trenton passed away on Wedensday,
February 21, 2007, in Chiefland. He
was 46 years old.
Mr. Hughes was a lifelong resident
of Gilchrist County. He worked for
Lancaster Correctional for 23 years.
He was a sergeant at the time of
his death. He was a member of the
Woodman of the World and of the
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Lura Mae Judith.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his fa-
ther and mother, Luther E. Hughes,
Sr., and Judy M. Hughes of Trenton;
two daughters, Stephanie Beach of
Fanning Springs and Jennifer Hughes
of Trenton; two sisters, Ann Water of
Bonifay and Marie Pendarvis of Old
Town; four brothers, Tommy Hughes
of Tupelo, Mississippi, Jamie Hughes
of Slocomb, Alabama, William Has-
sell and Marvin Hassell both of Tren-
ton; one grandchild, Dylon Beach;
and his grandmother, Aline Cameron
A funeral service was held on Sat-
urday, February 24, 2007, at Watson
Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Kent
Heaton and Pastor Dewayne Bow-
doin officiating. Burial followed at
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,
Mr. C. A. Lamb
Mr. C.A. Lamb of Chiefland passed
away Sunday, February 25, 2007,
at North Florida Medical Center in
Gainesville. He was 49 years old.
He was a lifetime resident of the
Tri-County area, he enjoyed fishing
and his profession of oyster shuck-
Mr.. Lamb is survived by his wife,
Michelle Lamb of Chiefland; three
sons, Randy Elton McCall of Old
Town, James Lee Lamb of Chiefiand
and William Jake Hooper of Old
Town; a daughter, Sierria Michelle
Lamb of Chiefland; six brothers,
E. J. Lamb of Bell, Benny Lamb of
Fanning Springs, Henry Lamb of
Branford, Mack Lamb of Old Town,
Harold Lamb of Fanning Springs and
Billy Ray Lamb of Cross City; four
sisters, -Eunice Martin, .Inez. Martin
both of Chiefland, Lonnie Mae Sears
of Old Town and Carol Elliott of
McAlpin; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on
308 N. Main Street
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at
Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Rev. Warren Skaggs officiating.
Burial followed at the Old Walker
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
r^..(I rnc :i rln..;4r
Mr. Daniel Noonan
Mr. Daniel Noonan Register of
Lake City passed away on Friday,
February 16, 2007, at the VA Hospital
in Lake City. He was 58 years old.
Mr. Register was born on April 27,
1948, and grew up in Bell and Brook-
er. He served in the United States
Army during the Vietnam War. He
retired in July 2006 after 24 years of
employment with Lake City VA Hos-
pital in the Plumbing Maintenance
Department. He was known as a man
who would do just about anything
for you. He provided a home for his
mother in Lake City until she passed
away in 2004, a home for his sister to
take care of their mother, and having
a big heart and a terrific sense of hu-
mor, he was loved by many people.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Beatrice Sullivan recently of
Lake City, and David Ezekiel Regis-
ter of Bell; two sisters, Hazel Crews
and Virgie McRae; and three broth-
ers, Jack, Ronald and John Register..
He is survived by his fiancee, Sha-
ron Reichle; one son, Kyle Register;
one daughter, Lonora Long; seven
grandchildren; two brothers, Donald
Register of Bell and Jerry Sullivan
of Huntsville, Alabama; three sisters,
Betty Haltiwanger and Mary Andrew
of Lake City and Arlene Pimm of
Arrangements were under the care
of Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City,
Mr. James Howard
Mr. James Howard "Sambo" San-
chez of Trenton passed away on Fri-
50 SW Main Street (Next to Best Drugs)
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
I Appointments Preferred
Gilchrist County has been awarded Federal Funds under
the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Gilchrist County has been chosen to receive $6,434.00 to supplement
emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the
Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency
and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross;
United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the
Churches of Christ, and United Way of America.The local board was charged to
distribute funds approved by Congress to help expand the capacity of food
and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A Local Board made up of members of the Salvation Army Service Unit of
Gilchrist County will determine how the funds awarded to Gilchrist County are
to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen
to receive funds must: 1) be private non-profits or units of government, 2) have
an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated
the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they
are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Gilchrist County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds
previously with the Salvation Army Service Unit of Gilchrist County
participating. This agency was responsible for providing food, shelter, and
emergency assistance to residents in Gilchrist County.
Public or private agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds must contact Patricia Yates, Local Board Chairperson or
Denise Hudson, Board Member at 352-463-2329 for an application. The
deadline for applications to be received is March 8,2007.
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day, February 23, 2007, at the Haven
Hospice of Chiefland. He was 82
Mr. Sanchez was born in Palmetto
and lived in the Trenton and Newber-
ry areas his entire life. He was a dis-
patcher for South Downs Concrete.
He coached softball for Thomas Con-
crete, loved hunting, fishing, and his
grandchildren, and great-grandchil-
dren and his hunting dogs. He was
a former member of the Suwannee
River Radio Club and of the Baptist
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Bud and Iva Sanchez; a
brother, Floyd Sanchez; and a neph-
ew, Sandy Sanchez.
Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife
of 63 years, Thelma Sanchez of Tren-
ton; four sons, Jimmy and Kitty San-
chez of Newberry, Johnny and Tina
Sanchez of Trenton, Gene and Co-
ralene Sanchez of Trenton, and Tom-
my Sanchez of Newberry; a brother,
Loyd Sanchez of Trenton; grandchil-
dren, Michael and Beth Sanchez,
Ann and Scott McGray, David and
Veronica Rhodes, Bradley Rhodes,
and Ricky and Richard Crosby; and
The family requests that in lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions
please be made to Haven Hospice
of Chiefland, 311 NE 9th Street,
Chiefland, Florida 32626.
Arrangements were under the care
of Milam Funeral Home, Newberry,
Mrs. Alberta E.
Mrs. Alberta E. Tomlinson of
Cross City passed away on Thursday,
February 22,2007. She was 89 years
Mrs. Tomlinson was born in Mid-
dleport, Ohio. She moved to Florida
in 1978 and to Cross City in 2004.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Delbert D. Tomlinson; and
a son, Delbert D. Tomlinson, Jr.
Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by four
daughters, Elenora Kinser of St. Pe-
tersburg, Mary Robison of Bemidji,
Minnesota, Beverly Mertz of Cross
City and Bonnie Taylor of Brooks-
ville; two sons, John Tomlinson of
Sabina, Ohio and Larry Tomlinson
of Maple Valley, Washington; several
grandchildren and great-grandchil-
There will be a memorial at a later
date. She will be laid to rest in James-
ton, Ohio. She will be sadly missed.
Arrangements were under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland,
Hugh D. Martin and Rita Sue Mar-
tin to Valentin Zahariev, corrective
warranty deed, $10.00.
Clayton A. Barron to Jeffrey C.
Harder and Joannie D. Harder, war-
ranty deed, $115,000.00.
Jeremy L. Sumner, James L. Sum-
ner, and Deborah Sumner to James
L. Sumner and Deborah L. Sumner,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Block
D Two Rivers Estates Unit 2.
Michael L. Hill and Deborah A.
Hill to Randall Murray, warranty
deed, $38,500.00, Lot 12 Block 1
Spring Ridge Unit 4.
Clayton A. Barron to Jeffrey C.
Harder and Joannie D. Harder, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Ronald W. Gravely and Rebecca
D. Gravely to Rand Newman In-
vestments, LLC., warranty deed,
$24,000.00, Lot 271 Unit 1 Wac-
Phyllis M. Dove to Phyllis M.
Dove, Ellen B. Kiser and Margaret A.
Kreider, quit claim deed, $1.00, Lot
32 Hickory Bluffs.
Jeffery S. Floyd and Carin K.
Floyd to Jeffery S. Floyd and Carin
K. Floyd, general warranty deed,
BKE Ventures, Inc to Randy
Mikell, Ocorporate warranty deed,
Matthew C. Locke and Julie A.
Locke to Anthony T. McQuade, gen-
eral warranty deed, $52,500.00, Lot
1 Fox Run.
Teresa McGee to Kathy D. Bow-
ers f/k/a Kathy D. McGee and James
McGee, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots
3 and 6 Block 47 Trenton.
Kimberly Parham to Ernest T.
Bass, Jr. and Shannon Bass, general
warranty deed, $196,000.00.
Ben Dyals and Linda Dyals to Ben
Dyals and Linda Dyals, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 2 Cedar Hills.
Lyle A. Wilkerson and Dara Wilk-
erson to Curtis Lee and Heidi Mosh-
er, warranty deed, $162,000.00, Lot 4
Block 15 Piedmont Co.
Scott A. Akins to Jesse E. Sim-
mons, Jr. warranty deed, $59,900.00,
Lots 29 and 30 Kushmer Addition to
Town of Bell.
Marlene D. Zembo and Thomas
Hurley to Lloyd Dean Mohler, Judy
A. Mohler, and Landon T. Chartak,
warranty deed, $87,000.00.
Leonard George High to Yudith
Diaz Rodriguez, warranty deed,
$32,066.69, Lots 5 and 6 Block I
Suwannee River Estates South A
Rhonda D. Ward to Ava Hatfield,
warranty deed, $21,500.00.
Joseph Gargano Mauo to Joseph
Gargano and Natalie Gargano, fee
simple deed, $10.00, Lot 38 Foxwood
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Thurs-
day, February 22, 2007, were: this
week 728, last week 530 and last year
Slaughter cows and bulls firm.
Feeder steers and heifer steady to
firm. Feeder and replacement cows
steady. 28 percent slaughter cows,
4 percent slaughter bulls, 31 percent
feeder steers under 600 pounds, 3
percent over, 30 percent feeder heif-
ers, and 3 percent feeder and replace-
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 915-1195 (1088) 56.00-58.50
(57.28); 830-995 (916) 59.00-60.00
(59.38) High Dressing; 1220-1560
(1344) 52.50-59.00 (55.90); 1225-
1280 (1255) 59.00-61.50 (60.37)
High Dressing; 1605-1975 (1734)
53.00-58.50 (56.40); 1605-1650
(1628) 60.00-63.50 (61.73) High
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 850-1130 (999) 53.00-57.50
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1265-
1355 (1310) 66.00-66.50 (66.26);
1010-1260 (1135) 56.00-59.00
(57.33) Low Dressing; 1625-2375
(1866) 64.00-69.00 (67.16); 1735-
1855 (1775) 59.50-64.00 (62.43)
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2:215-230 (222) 140.00-
150.00 (144.83); 255-295 (278)
140.00-155.00 (148.19); 300-345
(328) 134.00-150.00 (142.04); 360-
380 (369) 128.00-142.50 (134.55);
420-445 (432) 117.00-126.00
(122.96); 455-490 (469) 108.00-
118.00 (111.11); 510-530 (526)
100.00-109.00 (104.73); 565-590
(588) 100.00-104.00 (100.38); 610-
630 (612) 91.00-92.00 (91.91).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 260-290 (278) 122.50-
140.00 (129.22); 310-330 (318)
118.00-128.00 (123.57); 360-380
(367) 110.00-122.00 (114.15); 407-
430 (414) 100.00-107.00 (104.88)
475-490 (478) 98.00-107.00
(104.80); 510-535 (523) 86.00-
95.00 (91.75); 555-590 (574)
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 210-245 (228) 130.00-160.00
(140.07); 250-260 (255) 112.50-
120.00 (116.32): 320-330 (325)
112.00-116.00 (113.98); 365-395
(374) 102.00-106.00 (104.62); 420-
430 (428) 94.00-102.00 (95.98);
455-475 (463) 86.00-92.00 (87.73);
505-530 (509) 86.00-89.00 (86.43);
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 2-3: 260-275 (270) 110.00-
115.00 (110.69); 305-340 (319)
105.00-110.00 (108.40); 360-385
(376) 94.00-100.00 (96.10): 400-430
(422) 86.00-94.00 (90.18); 460-480
(474) 83.00-87.00 (84.73): 505-535
(516) 80.00-85.00 (83.70).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Middle-Aged: 860-1080 (960) 69.00-
80.00 (73.05) 4-6 Months Bred.
Lake City Community
College Board Meets
The Lake City Community Col-
lege' (LCCC) District Board of Trust-
ees will meet at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,
March 13th in the LCCC Board
The District Board of Trustees is
appointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year pe-
riod. Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination to the gover-
nor for trustee appointments.
LCCC is a two-year community
college locally governed and pub-
licly supported. The college serves
a five-county district that includes
Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties. LCCC is ac-
credited by the Commission on Col-
leges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the
A complete agenda will be avail-
able prior to the meeting. For more
information contact the public in-
formation office at (386) 754-4248.
This meeting is open to the public.
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THURSDAY. MARCH 1, 2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Automobiles j Yard Sales
1990 OLDS REGENCY 98: Good con- GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOL
edition, ice cold air, $1,300 obo. 352-535- BUS DRIVERS' Relay for Life Team,
5424. will be having a yard sale on March 3rd,
2tb,2-22-3-1 8am-??? in front of Bell High School,
on US-129. All proceeds will go to the
American Cancer Society.
2002 F-250 Super Duty, 7.3 Diesel, 4x4,
117 k miles, good condition, extended
cab, $17,500 Call 221-0363 or 463-8605
Yard Sales :
HUGE YARD SALE for 4-Pets Sake &
Eye of the Eagle. Bell Club House behind
Bell City Hall, Sat, March 3rd, 9am. Fur-
niture, bikes, lamps, clothes 50cents bag-
full, all kinds of general merchandise.
386-935-0975 or 866-727-2972
510 SW 5TH AVENUE, TRENTON:
Saturday, March 3rd, 7am 1 pm. Some
furniture, household goods, name brand
adult and children's clothes.
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ltp,3-1 FREE 16'X34' ABOVE-GROUND
POOL: You must dismantle & remove.
. ... 463-9060.
AKC SHELTIES: 1 blue merle male, 1
tri-black male" 3 bi-black females. Cham-
pion sired, champion lines. Must Take
All!!! These young dogs are ready to
breed. Business opportunity!
AMERICAN PIT BULL I
Wanted To Buy
! $1250 cash. OLD FARM TRACTORS: Dead, rusty,
broken, abandoned, neglected or disas-
2tb,2-22-3-1 sembled. Also implements. Call Jerry
352.514.2857 or Sonny 352.472.1387,
2 males, 13 weeks, brindle. (352) 538-
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
SCENIC RIVERFRONT W/HOME & GUEST BUILDING: 3 BR/2 BA (total): 300' of prime Suwannee River frontage, with sun deck & dock along
the water, located at Shady Bend River/Air Park west of Bell: Frame-built home has side 'in-law'/guest cottage, both with screened-in river-view porches.
Inside has wood & tile flooring, wood vaulted ceilings, spacious open greatroom/kitchen & more. On a private, wooded 4.35-acre tract--call or email for
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
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-SITE: 3 BR/25 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 --
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...$339,000.
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.
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 peat/clean Manufactured home-site close to Bell, on a
cL|I.|J'E.J ',,, c e.ui.w it_ ,'. ,'.,._,',L .. i p ,c. i- :. .., L.dI ,.:, j- ide with r ,,. t o ......- friill'Main BR/BA'suiiie
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Reduced IFr,.m $129.9110-.%EL.L-kEPT MhllhOMIE. \\ 2t CRE 1 R.\C f IN DIXIE: 3 BR 2 B.\ 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.
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...$1181,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condition, on a comer
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
AFFORDABLE MANU..HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 14x56 M/Home on wooded 2 lots in NE Trenton neighborhood, has
newly-installed city services, ready to move into & priced for quick sale...$49,900.
-- 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 email for full information...$89,900.
4-to-5 ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Five separate 4-5 acre-sized properties now available, all throughout the Gilchrist & Levy Co. market--each ready
for new home-site, check with office on those with deed restrictions (homes only)...Starting from $79,900.
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, Bronson,Trenton, 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:
"Professional Service With A Personal. Touch"
D. DEEN LANCASTER
Lic. REAL ESTATE BROKER
1431 E. WADE STREET
TRENTON, FL 32693
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SWMH with nice front porch!
Minutes outside of Bronson!
Nice shade trees! 1.25 acre
lot! Investment opportunity!
MLS 754694 $55,000
1.25 AC MLS 753553
8.95 AC MLS 754247
0.92 AC. MLS 7552E
10.00 AC. Parcels
BRONSON 1.25 AC MLS 752317
CHIEFLAND 54.00 AC MLS 753943
FANNING SPRINGS 0.70 AC MLS 754777 $22,500
OLD TOWN 2.43 AC MLS 752218 $30,000
TRENTON 4.00 AC MLS 752292 $75.000
, TRENTON 23.72 AC MLS 754244
Well kept 3BR/2BA SWMH
on 5.00 acre corner lot!
Front and rear decks, in-
vestment opportunity or live
in while you build!
MLS 752575 $109,900
HORSE GELDING: 5 years old. $800,
352-214-3702 call afternoons or eve-
TB MIX SORREL GELDING, 7, 15H,
sound & pretty. Good ground mariners.
First $800 takes him. (352) 486-6498.
4tb,2-15-3-8 ATTENTION!'Parents of a 16+ age high
school student who is bored with the con-
Sfining atmosphere of traditional school-
E IN ing. Wouldyou like to give your child
NAL the freedom to learn in his/her natural
AL 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-
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program. Tel# (352) 463-1473.
QUALIFIED PLUMBING SERR-
VICES, INC: Residential/Commercial'
JIM'S LAWN CARE: Free estimates!
QUALITY HOME REPAIRS,LLC
- No'job too small, licensed & insured.
Woodrot, water damage, interior/exterior
damage, decks and more. 352-472-7010
POWELL .HEATING & AIR, LLC:
Sales service installation. MC/Visa ac-
cepted. RA13067354 352-463-1115.
TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION
WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-,
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
~kf I^*\ rib,Yl-l6
Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning
Class Held at Lancaster Correctional Facility
CFC certified, certificate in HVAC area, 4-6
years experience, in industry. Knowledge of
refrigeration, heating and electricity. Ability to
teach & manage classroom. Computer literate.
Contact: Tracy Hickman
Phone: 386-754-4324 Fax: 386-754-4824
Manual labor and grounds keeping duties
involving the general maintenance and upkeep
of College grounds. Knowledge of tools and
machinery to perform the general
maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Salary $17,780.00 Annually plus benefits.
Application Deadline: March 14, 2007
Phone: (386) 754-4314; FAX (386) 754-4594
College application required. Position details and
application available on.the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, Fl 32025-2007
VP/ADA/EA/EO College In Education &
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
4BR/3BA home on 5.00
acres in Silver Ridge S/D!
Spacious, real wood
cabinetry, large lanai for
MLS 754302 $399,500
BUY your land or home through Deen Lancaster
Realty, Inc. and we will give you, the BUYER,
back 1% of the purchase price at closing. Call
office at 1431 E Wade Street, Trenton, FL 32693.
Certain terms and conditions apply: Limited time offer.
Must be under contract between February 15, 2007
through March 15, 2007. Must be prepared to close by
May 1, 2007. Buyers Broker Agreement required. No
Referral arrangements accepted with offer.
S 'E-'iYr.w' -: "* '7-S t1i.. t, r o .z ; mm
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.
BOB OSBORNE TREE S]
INC.: 70 ft. bucket truck, hydra
er truck, stump grinder. Free E
ING, DECK & PATIO BI
and HOME REPAIRS & IM
MENT: Reasonable prices, de
insured and professional. Shan
vices, 352-463-1212 day or ev
CBC017140 Custom homes built on your
lot. Precision Development, PO Box 249,
26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old Town, 352-542-
MOWER & CHAINSAW i
Stihl, Husqvara, Ayp, Murra
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin,
da. Blades for most mow
Beauchamp Saw Shop
TREES, TREES, TREES:
Tree Service, Inc. 490-4456.
A BIG STUMP! A LITTLE STUMP!:
We grind them all. Langston Tree Ser-
vice, Inc. 490-4456.
tfnb-9-15 DIXIE MONUMENT: Old Town -
Since 1992. Visit our display on Hwy.
ERVICE, 19 at C&C Growers, 9 am 5 pm, Mon.
ulic load- Sat. or call toll free 1-877-542-3432 for
Estimates. appointment to visit our shop & main
office at 1471 NE 512 Avenue. 100's of
tffib,5-26 stones in stock, computer specialist to as-
sist you in creating a lasting tribute to the
PAINT- life of your loved one.
TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
SHelp Wanted j
EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEED-
tfnb,7-15, ED Must be able to work full time, and 6
days weekly. Cash paid, 352-463-8858.
and Hon- FULL-TIME YARD POSITION avail-
lers able at Gilchrist Building Supply. Call
S463-2738, ask for Jeff.
WANTED: Someone to live with Nice
Langston Old Lady. Room and board.in' exchange
for light housekeeping, preparing meals,
tfab,2-22 and running errands, assistance with
ADL's and companionship. Reference
required, no drugs or alcohol please. Call
S for interview 490-7040 or 949-0182.
Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221 M9
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
S Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
oPpo suRY email@example.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR*
Very nice 2/2 DW Mobile Home in a great location. New 2/2 home on over 3 acres! this would make a
This home has 12 X 15 Florida Room, a 24 X 24 great starter, or empty nest home. beautiful wooded
addition that is presently being used-for recreation tract, with privacy from neighbors $98,500. (DMH-
i iuiicoor5ni.euld be easliy corewackliaL3 .bedromi, "' .ii Hi l ,,
- ti slB0?)Pl9sAl1 car garage;acp d l^f fO 6 l- ,
the yard. This property back ups to state owned
property $85,500. (DMH 755115 JW) 463-6144
'' ; This 2BR/2BADWMH is on a deep water lake only
S '' &minutes by boat in freshwater canals to the
... Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a 2
Very Private and approxahalfmile toboatrampon stall' boathouse, screened fish cleaning / storage
Suwannee River. This 4 / 2 with large covered porch room, Florida ro wth views of the lake and
features nice large rooms, open floor plan, family rised and atasere rees. Completely
furnished and includes 2 boats $250,000. (DW-
room with fireplace, and bonus area with computer 748707-l 2) 542-9007 D-
desk. Landscaped, storage building and pool. Must 747 M) 52-
See. $169,900. (GMH-754975-K) 493-2221
"'-" :42 Acre hay farm for sile w/2 BR, 2 bath frame home
w/westem cedar siding. Home site has century old
Great Suwannee River Get-A-Way. This 2 oaks & is nicely landscaped w/board fencing. Pastures
Bedroom, 1 Bath, Home on beautifully landscaped are fenced & cross fenced with two 60 x 57 hay barns
acre +/- with some lovely Oaks. 154 ft. on the & one 50 x 100 pole barn workshop & stalls. Two
Suwannee River, dock, Carport for boat parking. 4" wells & one 8" well for irrigation.Approx.40 acres
Not many like this one. $385,000, (DW-754562) of improved coastal hay. $800,000. (LR-753225-D)
W realty, incr
Licensed Real Estate Broker 386-935-0243
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619
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 rampclose
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 INLAFAYETTE COUNTY $119,500. Owner Financing w/15%
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
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.
10 ACRES Nice land that's high & dry, but convenient to Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers.
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
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
God Bless America!!
Jim or Jean Troke
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$140,000 ea. our office today at (352) 463-9494 or stop by our
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
I Help Wanted |Help Wanted]
I AM COUNTRY: My na
Calton. I am a graduate of C
School. I have been in bus
years and employ a staff of
the country and so is most
I am looking to hire and tr
in the field of Dental Labo
nology to work with me a
We make dentures, partial,
implants for dentist offices
like college is not foryou ar
doesn't bother you, come see
I offer medical insurance an
package. I need to hire 4 full
work Monday thru Friday,
week. Starting salary is $9
and time and a half for ove
ends and holidays off. Please
Paul, or Charlotte at 352-
come see what we do.
ARE YOU INTERESTED
ame is Larry CDI Head Start serving Levy,
hiefland High Gilchrist Counties has.the follc
siness for 26 mediate openings. No phone ca
35. I am from es, applications may be picked u
of my staff. Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in
ain 4 people or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross Ci
oratory Tech- Center). CDI is an Equal Of
.nd my staff. Employer. Bus Driver, respol
crowns, and transporting children and ma
.If you feel the school bus. Must have a C1
nd hard work School Bus Passenger & S endo
e what we do. good driving record a must, Brn
nd retirement route, 30 Hours. High School d
I time staff to GED required. Family Services
40 hours per ist, supports & assists families
.00 per hour case management. Must hav
time. Week- or higher, plus 3 years experie
e call myself, children and families. Infan
-376-2718 to Teacher, responsible for the d
activities of infants and toddler
2tb,2-22-3-1 ESTATE AGENT wanted fo
office. Call for confidential
) IN A CA- 352-584-0179.
REER IN REAL ESTATE? Coldwell
Banker M. M. Parrish Realtors in High
Springs is looking for motivated individ-
uals to join their team. If you are current-
ly licensed or thinking about becoming a
licensed sales associate call George Ritch
at 386-454-3327 for more information.
busy contracting firm. Please
2210 and leave message. Must 1
er's license and own transport
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Rl VERFRON'T HONE on 1/2 Acre
Many amenities to enjoy
3BR13BA 2559 sq.ft.
PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE
Workshop w/ 2 bay carport
3BR/2BA DWMH on 5 Acres
$145,900 IES#75538 8
rc LASSSIF IEDS'
. CLASSIFIED. ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS, 10 CENTS EACH- ADDITIONAL WORD.,A
ills or fax-
ap at Head
DL with a
or experience necessary. Nee
driving record and dependa
ary based on experience. Plea
YIAN: Pri- and grounds experience. Universal
:eded good EPA (HVAC) certification required.
ability. Sal- Journeyman level HARV license
ase inquire preferred.
Anticipated Vacancies- Instructor,
tfnb, 6-22 Science
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Science
TY Certification for Chemistry and Physics
preferred. Masters Degree and eligible
ide, Pre-K to teach dual enrollment/community
uivalent. Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
higher, or Math
rom an District Wide Bachelor's degree or
n, higher from an accredited institution.
.oved state Florida certification covering Math
Liked. Instructors, Reading
:Y: District Wide Bachelor's degree or
OL higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Reading
uivalent. Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12)
lish and District-wide Bachelor's Degree in
red. Language Pathology/Communication
-Y Disorders from an accredited
irs/day educational institution. Florida
DOI certification in Speech/Language
equivalent. Pathology and/or licensure in
mts with Speech/Language Pathology.
il Aide District-wide Master's Degree from an
uivalent. institution. Certification covering`
higher, or School Psychology.
rom an Substitute Teachers
n, High School Diploma or Equivalent.~
roved state Contact the District Office for an
application and more` information.
,Worker Bus Driver Trainees;
tlid Florida Substitute Bus Drivers.
ving record High School Diploma. 40 hours of in-
.-xperience service training will be provided for
trades qualified applicants. Flexible training
)A; GILCHRIST COUNI
ler Temporary Instructional Aid
High school diploma or equi
Lon Associate of Arts degree or h
I1W at least 60 credit hours frc
.5 or a passing score on an appro
for Current, valid CDA requi
53- Anticipated Vacancy
-v- Guidance Clerk, ESO
-5 High school diploma or equ
Must be proficient in Engli
AA/AS degree preferred
Bus Aide/Monitor, 4 hour
Bell Elementary Scho(
High School Diploma or equ
Preference given to applicar
Bell Elementary Scho(
High school diploma or equ
Associate of Arts degree or h
at least 60 credit hours fr
or a passing score on an apprc
High School Diploma and val
Driver License with good drivi
required. Tliree years work e)
in building maintenance,t
CONIFI)RIIAi.BLE& UFORIJABLEB L
Large Deck Great Location
3/2 DWMH 1Acre
;18 Acre, Riverwalk S/D $591900 LO TS & ACREAGE 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $128,0001
.23 Commercial, US 129 $75:000 1. 19, Acres, Comner Lot $28,500 5 Acres, W/SIP; Suwannee bounty $69,900 10 Acres, Paved Road $163,000
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access $32,900 L.6 Acres; Well & Septic $48,300 5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $89,900 12 Acres,,Scattered Oaks $170,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $17,900 2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable Wj,900 5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, 3 to choose from $85,000 15 Acres, Perfect for Motorcross $1715,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $18,500 2 Acres, Bell, Dividable $45,000 5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $ 54,900 20 Acres, Planted Pines $189,000
1 Acre North of Bell $21,000 2 Acres, Old'Town $39,000 7.33 Acres, Cleared $139,900 20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $199,000
1 Acre Lots, Williston $35,000 2 Acres, Old- Town, Paved Rd. $39,900 7.94 Acres, Paved Highway, US- 129 $109,900 20 Acres, Pines, Close to River $2495942
1 Acre, Paved Road, Bell $39,900 2.5 Acres, Slab Foundation, REDUCED $69,900 10 Acres, Cleared $199,000 30 Acres, Near Manatee Spgs $339,000
1 Acre, Buck Bay, Chiefland $65,000 4.34 Acres, W/S/, Morriston $119,000 10 Acres, CR 232 $99,000 40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $380,000
1.03 Acres, Partially Cleared $25,500 5 Acres Beautifully Wooded $69,990 10 Acres, CR 232 $ 115,000 42 Acres, E. Gilchrist $ 399,000
1. 14 Acres, W/S/? $45,000 5 Acres, Bell City Limits, Dividable $112,000 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $1191,000 78 Acres, CR 340 $699,000j
34'x3' WORSHOPPRIVATE & TRANQUIL SETTINGj
2005 Home Full Length~ Porchf
3BR/2BA on 3.28 Acresn!80+s.f.o5ace
$149,941 NILS#754487$1900 MS726
For additional information on our listings
Visit our website at www.Ifrankgra~nt.com
OAK WALK SUBDIVISION
1594 sq. f. .25 Acre Lot
3BR/2BA w Open Floor Plan
$239,900 N1LS# 753902
CLOSE TO RIVER
2BR/IBA .25 Acre
MLS #754115 $39,500
Natalie Rankin Rob Rankin Michele T~aylor Emma Garcia Don Thomas
(Not Pictured: Kathleen Shannon, Jack Diepersloot &9 Nathan Shepherd)
MLS # 755054-755056, 5 plus ac planted pines
Dnrrp C v4-n.1
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.
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
former Florida teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once tipproved,
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
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
3 10 NW 1 Ith Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
Application may be downloaded at:
.65South Main Street
Phone: (352) 463-2121
Need to send a ax? Need a fax receive for you
(352 4637393- FA
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Attention Investors!! 5 acre corner parcel located directly on SR
26 only .4 mile from Trenton city limits. Currently zoned residen-
tial but due to the location there is potential to rezone to -commer-
cial in the future. Only $150,000.
just Reduced! Lovely I acre home site, ready for your new home.
Partially cleared, high and dry and just beautiful. Only $3 1,000
Wonderful 1.17 acre parcel located just'across the street from the
Suwannee River in North Dixie County. Lovely trees and friendly
neighbors. Just $20,000 owner is accept Ing offers.
Heaven? Does 2345 sq ft, stainless steel appliances, corian coun-
tertops, hardwood floors, jetted tub .... etc. sound like a piece of
heaven to you? Well here it is, right here on 5 beautiful acres!!i Call
today to see this magnificent modular home while it is still. avail-
able at $230,000.
Very Nice 3 acres. located in Old T own, Florida. With well and
certified septic this parcel is just waiting for your new-home or
mobile! High and dry and priced right, at $418,000: Calll today for,
directions to your new home site!
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.
5.18 Acres buildable, 100ft. on river, $225,000. Negotiable.
3 BR/1 BA on 1 acre, needs work, $55,000.
I Acre, high and dry, 2 to choose from, 20:
2 Acres, corner 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.
L. Frank 'Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 1"""
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Gulfside Realtv, ,lne.
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7769 SW CR-334
3 BR/2 BA Ranch Home on 18 acres w/3
BR/2 BA DW. MLS#754159.
10789 SE CR #337
2-BD/ 28A FiRAME HOME on I acre
NILS #754111 Priced $170,000.
8640 SW 47th Lane
2BD/ 1BA MH ON I acre lot
Close to Suwannee River
MLS # 750952 PRICED AT $65,000.
Land in Gilchrist County
9.55 acres w/4'well 16036 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
11.5 1 ac cleared pasture
2 ac paved road, clear-ed
2 ac wooded lot
5 ac fenced, cleared on paved road
3 ac planted pines
MLS #i~ 754309
MLS # 749600
MLS # 749774
MLS # 751145
MLS # 752877
MLS # 751741
MLS # 751750
MLS # 752195
MLS # 752196
MLS # 755053
Attach a resurne and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.,
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www. GilchristSchools. org
tfib, 10- 19
LARGE metal building with large yard,,
area located on highly visible US 19 in
Old Town available @ $1100 per month.
Contact Brad Smith 325-221-5256.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT: 302 N.
Main Street, Trenton. Behind Gilchrist
Title, upstairs, separate secure entrance
from NE 2nd Street approx. 870 sq. ft.
Like new, $600/month includes utilities.
Southern, Property Services, Inc.
352-375-7731 Anne Barnett
352-376-1371 Lynn Hervey
352-359-6305 Susan Huish
352-475-3500 Sondra Blake
9 $8,000 discount for 4-lot block in Oak Walk. $132,000. Paved
streets, underground electric and phone, trails'. park, deed
restricted. Anne Barnett Broker/Owner.
9, 26-acre horse farm in N. G ilchrist County. 3 BR/2 BA home in
excellent condition, high quality 4-stall barn, paddocks.
$445,000. Susan Huish.
S326 acres on SR-47 just north of CR-232. Zoning is 1 home per
5 acres. Paved and graded road frontage., $5,500/acre. Susan
SNew home in Oak Walk. High quality construction, side
garage, ceramic tile, tray ceilings, lots of windows! $237,000,
seller will pay $3,000 closing costs: Lynn Hervey.
S5 acres in Meadow Wood Trails, pitved street, homes only, four
board fence, gate. $99,000. Anne Barnett.
* 20 Acres in Winding River Preserve! In planted pine, nice dry
lot! $280,000,. Susan Huish.
* 232 acres in Winding River Preserve. Gorgeous planted pine,.
mixed habitats, seller will divide. $1,740,000. Lynn Hervey.
* Gorgeous lot in the Preserve neighborhood in The Riverwalk.
Backs up to huge wooded preserve. $84,000. Anne Barnett
* 32 acre farm 'in Lafayrette -County. SWMH, pole barn, fenced,
paved road, $395,000. Call Lynn Hervey.
* 40 acres NW Gilchrist County.'High, dry and ro.11ing. Next to
timber company land. $400,000. Lynn Hervey.
* 195 acre's in Suwannee C county just north of Branford, walk to
the river! $5,500/acre. Sondra Blake,
* 40 acres of hay in Gilchrist County. Beautiful, high and dry
tract! $480,000. Anne Barnett.
* 41 acres in Tiger Island, small cabin, great hunting!' $200,000.
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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street -Bell1, Florida 32619
Office:, (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008
CONCRETE BLOCK HO4i
3BR/2BA 1456 sq.ft.
Fenced 5 Acre Comer Lot
THRSAY MRC 1207 1LHRSTCONT JURA
1 Real Estate
2 BR/2 BA: Garage, screen room, 1 acre,
like new, $157,500, 352-339-0373, 352-
3 BR/2 BA 2000 DW ON 5 ACRES:
Upgraded with ceramic tile. New kitch-
en, new appliances, huge living room
' I1q.pl.nue, master bedroom with large
bathroom. High and dry, scattered trees
on a quiet country road. 5669 SW 48th
Ct. Valued at $135,000. Owner at 352-
463-2786 weekends or 727-343-0582
10 ACRES FOR SALE: Gilchrist Coun-
ty, never floods. 386-935-2243.
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.
Outstanding Results. ?.
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BELL 42 ACRES: With 2 mobile
homes and pole barn. Lots of deer & tur-
key. $300,000. 772-201-1115.
TRENTON-3 NEW homes, 3BR/2BA,
80x100 lot, paved street ,water & sewer.
Oak cabinets,ref, range. Call Eileen Gil-
roy @ Horizon Realty (352)665-2522.
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.
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
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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.
S ". ..
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 hone has
1657 sq ft iving space with vaulted ceilings, luxury master bath & open
8 1kitche^lai ahi ls^ hia a1a8i 'g .i$23'^06/ "'t
Brad Smith Broker
L CI.ASSIIlliD ADS $5,00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CINTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.,
Real Estate Signs
Trenton I & II
718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693
Now Accepting Applications
for a 3 BR
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
ij qual Housing Opportuniit
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CHARMING HOME IN RURAL SETTING. 3BR, 2BA manuf.
home on 2 wooded acres minutes from Suwannee River. Beautiful
natural setting to enjoy the outdoors. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159
or Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $119,900. #275213
MINUTES TO HIGH SPRINGS & ALACHUA, this 3BR, 2BA split
plan with 3-car garage has lots of storage & an open floor plan. It sits
on a private treed lot. Call Perry McDonald, 352-278-0310. $275,000.
YOU WILL BE KING & QUEEN of the hill in this tastefully
decorated 3BR, 2BA contemporary home in Alachua with spacious
open floor plan on 2.58 acres. Call George Ritch, 352-871-6715.
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY on this private & quiet 5 acres just outside
High Springs. Concrete block w/brick, 4BR, 3BA, 2401 Sq. Ft,
hurricane & generator ready. Oversized 2-car garage also attached
workshop/garage. Spa & fireplace. Great condition. Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 494-2404. $469,900.:#274574
BREATHTAKING VIEWS of Majestic Suwannee River. One-acre
riverfront located oh a high bluff & near several springs. Great place to
build a home. Septic and well on site. Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829 or
Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159. $75,000. #275757
LUSH PASTURE & HORSE READY! Beautiful rolling 10 acres just
west of High Springs. This is an unsurpassed setting for a lovely home
for your cows & horses. Call Martha Barnes, 352-339-4069 or Debbie
Zeller, 538-2857. $189,900. #275356
GENTLEMAN'S FARM! Beautiful rolling 28 acre parcel west of
High Springs. Pefect area for a lovely home. Country living at its best.
Adjoining 20 acres also available. Call Debbie Zeller, 538-2857 or
MIa.bhaB.res. 352-3- 9. 325.3::2 00 2 5354, fiVt .
il l .'. >' i ,S B : :1P .
Home on 5 acres. Features a rock
fireplace, lots of windows, formal
dining room, eat-in kitchen, large
covered deck and screened in porch:
INEWLY constructed nome features
3/2, 1,545 sq ft living, on,1.10 acre.
Large great room that opens in dining
Room, covered porch w/extended patio
& 2 car garage.
Location! Location! iyY3 UWIVII
on fresh water canal, 2BR/2BA,
deck, .boathouse, concrete Seawall,
storage building, enjoy & escape.
Call Garrett Buzbee 352-318-4700.
2BR/2BA home on .83 acre tract. Home
is in like new condition, has an attached
carport, 24 x 30 detached garage with
concrete floor, large screened back
porch & much more!
This 4/3 home on 10 acres features New
kitchen cabinets, granite countertops,
All new plumbing & electrical work and
new flooring throughout home. Home
feels like new home;
INEWLf nUILT i HOuine features
Vaulted ceilings, 5 acres, 3BR/2BA,
1,632 sq ft, Jacuzzi tub, separate
office & storage area, 2 car carport.
Call Jack Schofill 352-214-8108.
VeryLOVELY 5 j cr paicel
w/cozy MH. Features 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, front porch, 960 sq
ft, waiting for your TLC.
VERY nice 3/1 in City limits of
Chiefland. Home features 1,008
Sq ft, 1 car garage, covered front
porch & screened back porch, nicely
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6BR/3BA, 10 acres, 2,355 sq It,
custom addition, home available W/
10 or 20 acres. Call Terri Anderson
Ni- I& 1- LEL aN I rnDc Ir I
block home on .34 acre nact. Hi-uni,
features 864 sq. ft., built in 1977, 1 car
attached carport and close to schools,
shopping & other amenities. Elaine Ewart
Gre.i I.anotin' S\\.MH1-1 2BR "B.\
L., ic c il I i I cr.c FcjiFur
New water filter system & septic
tank. Call Kimberly Baker
iu i1 ,I \ I( I \ri 1 I, I. *",
Ofwaterfront on canal w/quick
Suwannee river access, 2BR/1.5BA,
.30 acres, many upgrades, patio.
Call Lisa Baxter 352-493-4200.
.11 Acre Trenton
.11 Acre Suwannee
.11 Acre Suwannee
.11 Acre Suwannee
.13 AC Suwannee
.18 Acres River Walk
Fanning Springs $75,000
.31 Acre Chiefland
.46 Acre Bell
.50 Acre Suwannee
.82 Acre Chiefland
.90 Acre Chiefland
1 Acre Bell
1 Acre Bell
1.25 Acres Fanning Springs $24,900
1.33 Acres Chiefland $49,500
1.80Acres Trenton $55,000
1.81 Acres Trenton $55,000
1.83 Acres Trenton $55,000
1.94Acres Trenton $55,000
2 Acres Bell $45,000
2.04 Acres Trenton $77,500
2.29Acres Branford $179,900
2.44 ac OldTown $37,500
2.73 Acres Old Town $41,000
4.54 Acres Trenton '$130,000
4.71 Acres Trenton $135,000
4.73 Acres Trenton $130,000
4.75 Acres Trenton $79,900
4.82 Acres Trenton
5 Acres Old Town $75,000
5 Acres Bell $69,900
5 Acres Chiefland $80,000
5 Acres Bell $85,000
5 Acres Trenton $98,500
5.04 Acres Bell $75,000
5.26Acres Trenton $115,000
6.07 Acres Trenton $104,900
6.08 Acres Trenton $104,900
6.64AC Gulf Hammock $159,900
6.73 Acres Bell $69,900
8.18 Acres Chiefland $129,900
8.80Acres High Springs $132,000
9 Acres Trenton $225,000
9.14AC Bell $138,000
9.24 AC Trenton $124,900
9.62 Acres Bell $129,900
9.63 Acres Bell $149,900
9.63 Acres Chiefland $220,000
10 Acres Chielland i''''ll ,
10 Acres Trenton $60,000
10 Acres Chiefland $139,900
10 Acres Trenton $100,000
10 Acres Bell $100,000
10 Acres Bell $124,900
10 Acres Bell $149,900
10.06 Acres Old Town $130,000
14.85 Acres High Springs $222,750
24Acres Bell $366,000
25 Acres Trenton $275,000
31.33 Acres Chiefland $313,300
33.50Acres Trenton $502,500
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
105.08 Acres Chiefland $1,044,750
120 Acres Bell $1,200,000
152 ac Trenton $1,795,800
160Acres Trenton $2,400,000
Smith & Associates GMAC
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007
Page gl TJLM-C 1-,20-
Local Youth Prepare For
River Fair Livestock
Show And Sale
(Continued from Page One)
ries that "Pedro" would not make the
initial weigh-in held in October, the
steer topped the scales at just under
the 850 pound weight requirement,
coming in at 830 pounds. An Angus
Limousin cross, the steer came from
Trenton dentist, Charles Cox's cattle
farm near High Springs.
Alec said that the steer he exhib-
ited last year liked to kick more than
"Pedro" but he is still a feisty ani-
mal that loves to be scratched with a
Complete coverage of the Su-
wannee River Fair Livestock Show
and Sale will be featured in the next
three editions of the Gilchrist County
Local Girl Scouts Set Up
Stands To Sell Popular
(Continued from Page One)
stand set up in front of Hitchcock's
Foodway in Trenton. The location
was so successful that the mother-
daughter duo intends to set up anoth-
er stand this weekend in front of the
According to Gordon, Troop 1012,
which consists of 10 girls ranging
from 9 to 12 years old, initially or-
dered 2,868 boxes of cookies, but
quickly realized that more would
be needed. Four hundred additional
boxes were then ordered. Together
Amanda Gordon and her friend and
fellow Girl Scout Hannah Sanchez
reported selling 576 boxes so far.
While earning badges for their ser-
vice, the local Girl Scouts will also
receive a percentage of the proceeds
from cookie sales to use for a big trip
at the end of the year,, but the girls
will have to wait and see how many
boxes are sold before they can make
Beginning this year trans-fat in
Girl Scout cookies should no longer
be a concern to consumers since the
Girl Scouts have eliminated artificial
fat in- all varieties of their popular
Still not sold on the sweet treats?
Then Gordon would encourage you
to purchase a box of cookies for sol-
diers currently serving in the War in
the Middle East. Mailing her ;own
husband Girl Scout cookies in care
packages while he was serving in
the Gulf War in 1991, taught Gordon
hW t'imortarit'it Was Yor sold 't6b
receive something as simple as a box
of cookies while overseas fighting for
"I'm so glad that the girls, not just
my daughter, are pitching in for peo-
Baylee Rolling and her pet bunny Furby will be participating
in the Suwannee River Fair Rabbit Show which will be held on
ple who are far from home and will
really appreciate these cookies," said
Girl Scouts learn useful life skills
by selling cookies such as planning,
decision making and customer ser-
vice skills. All of which will come in
handy in the future.
To the residents of Trenton living
in the area served by the Trenton
Public Works System.
The February 22, 2007, "Precau-
tionary Boil Water Notice" is hereby
rescinded following the correction of
reduction in water pressure through-
out portions of the system and the
satisfactory completion of the bac-
teriological survey showing that'the
water is safe to drink.
If you have any questions, please
call the Gilchrist County Health De-
paitient at (352) 463-3120 ext. 114
or (352) 214-1364.
Sable Bolling, Administrator
Gilchrist County Health
Boyd Duckett Wins
2007 Bassmaster Classic
In his first-ever appearance in the
event, Berkley pro Boyd Duckett
used his knowledge of the water and
a big fitsf day weight to win the 37th
Bassmaster Classic champion, win-
ning the event on Sunday with a total
weight of 48 pounds, 10 ounces in
Birmingham. In addition to winning
.the sport's most prestigious event, the
local fishing hero became the first an-
gler to win the event in his home state
- much to the delight of the packed
arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson
Fishing Lay Lake near Birming-
ham, Duckett, from Demopolis, Ala-
bama, spent the entirety of the tour-
nament jockeying for the lead. He
finished the first day in the lead with
a five-fish limit weighing 19 pounds,
4 ounces before falling to fourth sec-
ond after day two with five fish that
weighed 10 pounds, 15 ounces.
Duckett entered the final day of
the three-day lourinament trailing
t \o-time .champion and tournament
leader Kevin VanDam by 2 pounds,
2 ounces. Though a large storm front
passed through the area overnight,
Duckett was able to relocate fish us-
ing a PowerBait Chigger Craw and
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professional bass fishing history.
"I worked so hard this week and I
wanted to bring it home for the home-
town team and I did," Duckett said.
"This is every fisherman's dream to
just get here."
With Duckett's win, the 37th Bass-
master Classic becomes the third
Classic won by a Berkley pro in the
last five years. In addition to pock-
eting $500,000 in first-place prize
money, Reese also improves on his
previous best finishes at the Bass-
master Classic, eighth-place finishes
in 2005 and 2001.
Duckett was one of many Berkley
pros competing in the 2007 Bassmas-
ter Classic, including three Berkley
pro staff members who finished in the
Top 5. Fellow Berkley pro and Skeet
Reese, in contention throughout the
tournament, finished second.
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Letter To The Editor
Dear Mr. Ayers:
We had a wonderful experience
last week. A group of 24 young men
came to Gilchrist from ALERT Acad-
emy located in Big Sandy, Texas. We
were lucky that ten of these came to
our home. They cleared away brush
from the edge of our yard, litter and
debris that has accumulated since we
became semi-disabled senior citizens,
powerwashed our home and garage.
My, husband is 91 years old.
The Character Council of Gilchrist
County sponsored the group, all vol-
unteers who came to assist those of
us needing help. Our thanks goes to
the council and to Mr. Carl Cornwell
and his wife, Geneva Comwell for
this wonderful service.
The young men are students at the
academy where they are taught skills
in life saving activities and law en-
forcement techniques just to name a
few of the subjects taught there. The
students come to the academy from
They were also followers of Christ
and are carrying out His teachings
and leadership. When they prepared
to leave we were asked if they could
have prayer with us. We welcomed
this and afterwards, they sang our fa-
Thanks again to the Council and to
the Cornwell family for coordinating
these most polite and helpful young
/s/ Joe arid Grace Vaught
Letter To The Editor
I. would like to thank a group of
dedicated young men who are giving
one year of their lives to give and to
On February 15th, these young
men, along with their supervisor and
a couple of men from one of our lo-
cal organizations, mowed and raked
my entire lawn, cleaned leaves and
twigs from around my house; swept
my roof of pine needles, cleaned the
gutters, trimmed shrubbery, cut away
unwanted bushes, cut low hanging
branches, pressure washed an alumi-
num utility building and repaired a
slow drain in my sink.
They asked if there was anything
else they could do before they left
and then asked if it would be okay to
sing a hymn for me.
Then before leaving they prayed
with me. What a blessing these
young men are. Please pray God's
protection and blessings on them as
they go from place to place.
They are volunteers from ALERT
Academy in Big Sandy, Texas.
ALERT stands for (Air, Land, Emer-
gency Resource Team). I was put in
touch with them by another wonder-
ful organization from right here in
our own county, the Gilchrist County
I was so uplifted by this experience
and would like to thank again each
God bless you all,
/s/ Nora Adkins
Commissioners for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) approved new rules
concerning reptiles and other captive
wildlife Wednesday. The rules will
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go into effect as early as January 1st.
Meanwhile, FWC staff is working
with stakeholders and others to stem
the invasion of nonnative species that
displace or prey on Florida's native
species in the wild.
FWC officials plan to work with the
agency's Captive Wildlife Technical
Advisory Group during the next year
to address unresolved issues such as
classification of wildlife, regulation
of crossbred animals, public contact
with wildlife, wildlife sanctuaries
and wildlife rehabilitators.
New rules address appropriate lo-
cations for housing certain wildlife
and the possession and housing of
certain reptiles. When they take ef-
fect, new rules will require persons
who keep wildlife in captivity to
have critical incident/disaster plans
describing what they will do in the
event of a hurricane, flood or fire to
prevent animals from escaping into
the \ ild.
They will prohibit providing false
information 'to qualify for permits
where documented experience is re-
quired. The rules also define "reptiles
of concern" and establish require-
ments for possession. Also, they re-
quire having a bite-response plan and
cage card identification system for
facilities with venomous reptiles.
Escapes of reptiles of concern or
nornative species of venomous rep-
tiles must be reported immediately
upon discovery to FWC's Division of
These rules create the list of reptiles
of concern -- the Indian or Burmese
python, reticulated python, African
rock python, Amethystine or scrub
python, green anaconda and the Nile
Beginning Januar 1st, a permit
.will be required to possess these rep-
tiles of concern. People who possess
these reptiles as pets must be at least
18 years old and complete an appli-
cation and questionnaire for the free
The applicant must demonstrate
knowledge of the reptile of concern
by answering questions about the spe-
cies, dietary needs, basic husbandry
and caging and safe housing require-
ments. People who possess reptiles
of concern will have to ensure their
pets are permanently identified by
implanting a microchip once the rep-
tile reaches two inches in diameter.
They also must meet specific record-
keeping, reporting, safe housing and
minimum cage requirements.
"FWC supports responsible pet
ownership. We encourage people
wanting to own captive wildlife to
learn about the animal, its needs and
behaviors before getting the animal,"
said FWC Capt: Linda Harrison.
"Owners also should be aware that
Florida laws prohibit the release of
Violations of these rules could lead
to non-criminal infractions ($50 fine)
up to criminal misdemeanor charges
(up to one year in jail and a $1,000
"Before we begin enforcing these
new rules we will focus on educating
the public and those who are inter-
ested in possessing captive wildlife,"
The FWC also is offering an option
'o pet owners who no longer are able
or willing to take care of their fish,
amphibians, reptiles or\birds.
On March 24th, in Clearwater, pet
owners may relinquish their animals
at FWC's second Pet Amnesty Day.
Owners of animals that require a per-
mit now or starting January 1 st, may
bring the pets in with no questions
asked. The FWC will attempt to
place surrendered pets with qualified
caregivers. During this event, people
may visit nonnative fish and reptile
exhibits and a snake micro-chipping
For more information, visit My-'
FWC.com and follow the "Wildlife"
link to "Nonnatives."
Letter to the Editor
Dear Mr. Ayers,
I am writing this letter in hope that
you will let the good people of this
county know about an organization
that has been so helpful to my hus-
band and I.
This past week two people by the
names of Mitchell Gentry and Sgt.
Major Stroop contacted me and
asked if they could be of any help to
us in yard work. I was so grateful,
we are on five acres and in 2001 my
husband had a massive stroke and is
unable to work in the yard any lon-
ger. He is partially paralyzed and has
"Victory Systems Projects" and the
"Character Council," sent out 12 or
14 boys that did the most magnificent
job on our property, cleaning it up.
These young men were the most
courteous and respectful young men
I have ever had the pleasure of meet-
ing. They did any and everything they
were asked to do. I cannot praise
Please let the people of our county
know about the good work that the
"Character Council" does for people
/s/ Carolyn Shadley
If you think nobody cares if you're
alive, try missing a couple of car pay-
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2 3/4 all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter, at room
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 rounded tablespoon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, room
1 cup blueberries, tossed
with 1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 cups confectioners
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
1 tablespoon melted butter
Lemon zest for garnish,
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease
and flour a 12-cup bundt or tube pan.
In a large bowl mix together flour,
baking powder, baking soda and salt
and set aside.
In another large bowl, beat but-
ter until smooth. Add sugar and beat
for 2 to 3 minutes until fluffy. Beat
in eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Add lemon juice,
lemon zest and vanilla and beat until
combined. Beat in flour in three ad-
ditions, alternating with buttermilk.
Beat for 2 minutes on medium high.
Fold in blueberries. Spoon into pre-
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes
or until a toothpick inserted in the
center of cake come out clean. Cool
on wire rack for 20 minutes. Run
sharp knife around edges of the pan.
Turn out and cool completely.
Make glaze in a small bowl, mix
together confectioners' sugar, lemon
juice and butter until smooth. Drizzle
over top of cake arid let glaze run
What Is Autism
Autism is a complex brain disorder
that often inhibits a person's abil-
ity to communicate, respond to sur-
roundings, and form relationships
with others. First identified more
than 50 years ago, autism is typically
diagnosed by the age of two or three.
Autism affects people of all racial,
ethnic and socioeconomic back-
Few disorders are as devastatingto
a child and his or her family. While
some people with autism are mildly
affected, most people with the condi-
tion will require lifelong supervision
and care and have significant lan-
guage impairments. Many children
with autism will never be able to tell
their parents they love them.
Studies by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control arid Prevention sug-
gest that the prevalence of autism
spectrum disorders has significantly
increased, from approximately four
in 10,000 in the early 1990s to as
many as one in every 166 births to-
day. Despite strikingly high preva-
lence, autism research remains one
of the lowest funded areas of medical
research by both public and private
Currently, the causes of autism are
unknown and there are no specific
medical treatments or cure. Physi-
cians have no blood test or diagnostic
scan that can definitively diagnose the
disorder. As such, the diagnosis of
autism is based solely upon observa-
tions of behavior. Despite increasing
national interest and high prevalence,
autism research is one of the lowest
funded areas of medical research by
both public and private sources.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
encompass a group ofneuropsychiat-
ric disorders characterized by deficits
in social interaction and communi-
cation, and unusual and repetitive
behavior. Some, but not all, people
with autism are non-verbal. The de-
gree of autism varies from mild to
severe in different individuals. Se-
verely afflicted patients can appear
profoundly retarded. The cause (or
causes) of autism are not yet under-
stood. However, it is widely believed
within the scientific community that
there is a strong genetic component
or predisposition to autism spectrum
disorders. Facts About Autism: 1 in
166 children is diagnosed with au-
tism, 67 children are diagnosed per
day, more children will be diagnosed
with autism this year than with AIDS,
diabetes, and cancer combined;
autism is the fastest-growing seri-
ous developmental disability in the
United States; autism costs the nation
over $90 billion per year, a figure ex-
pected to double in the next decade;
autism receives less than five percent
of the research funding of many less
prevalent childhood diseases. Boys
are four times more likely than girls
to have autism; there is no medical
detection or cure for autism.
. Incidence vs Private funding: Leu-
kemia affects 1 in 25,000/funding is
$310 million; Muscular Dystrophy
affects 1 in 20,000, funding $175
million; Pediatric AIDS affects 1 in
8,000, funding $394 million; juve-
nile diabetes affects 1 in 500, fund-
ing $130 million; autism affects I in
166, funding only $15 million.
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GILC.CHRIS~T COUT NTYi JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007