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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: December 13, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Price. $20.00 A Year InTri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol.77 No.34 @besouth.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 13, 2007 Price 50J Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $28.00 Out Of State


3 Trenton school buildings burglarized over the weekend
Staff at the Gilchrist County School entry noting that several of the offices School band building and the agri- damage for the amount that was sto- ing has been broken into since the the'FDLE lab in Jacksonville.
Administration office contacted the had been ransacked and vandalized, culture facility, they realized those len ... it looks like pure mischief," Thanksgiving holiday. Over $3,000 The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff's office ear- The sheriff's 'office immediately, buildings had also been burglarized Sheriff David Turner said. "At this was reportedly stolen from inside the fice and Gilchrist County School Dis
ly Monday morning when they began opened an investigation, which pro- and vandalized, time we have some people of inter- building during the first robbery., trict are imploring anyone who may
arriving at work and noticed signs of vided fingerprints, footprints and nu- Estimates indicate a total in dam- est that we're looking at. Hopefully Sheriff Turner said on Tuesday af- have seen someone on school proper
a break-in. merous other findings to help them age and vandalism to be right at the evidence will mgtch up so we can ternooh that the burglaries are prob- ty over the weekend, or anyone wh(
Gilchrist County deputies respond- identify the suspects involved in this $2500 and several items were stolen solve this crime." ablh, related. Currentl, .investigators has any information concerning an
ed to a report that the office, located burglary. having a value of over $700. The weekend burglary marks the are in the beginning stages of pro- burglaries of the school to contact the
on CR 307A showed signs of forced As staff opened the Trenton High "There was an unusual amount of second time the THS band build- cessing evidence that x. ill be sent to sheriff's office at 463-3181.


Fletcher will not seek

re-election for District 4

School Board seat


Citizens of Gilchrist County:.
Words cannot begin to express my
gratitude to you for the trust and con-
fidence you have had in me over the
last seven years to serve as a member
of your school board.
I have always endeavored to listen
with an open mind, to all sides of ev-
ery issue, before making what I felt
was the best-decision for all the chil-
dren of our county. We have grown
and learned together and in doing
so, Gilchrist County has become the
number one school district in the
state of Florida.
In my life, if I decide to-do some-
thing, I give it 100% of my effort. If
I don't feel I can do that, then I won't
do it at all. Back in the summer of
2004, I was involved in an automo-
bile accident that has taken a great
toll on my life and health and after
three surgeries, continues to do so.
For this reason, I will be retiring from
my school board position at the end
of this term and will not seek re-elec-
tion in 2008.
I am announcing my decision early
to give those who may choose to seek
this position time to think, learn, and
pray about the tremendous responsi-
bility of guiding young people and
overseeing our schools. This is not
a job of glory, but one of love. Seek
it for the right reasons. Attend the
school board meetings, learn how the


Lois Fletcher
schools operate and ask questions.
We have wonderful administrators,
teachers and staff. They devote their
time and effort into educating the
children of our count .
I would also urge you, the citizens
and voters of our county to attend the
school board meetings'so-tthat you
may learn fist hand about our schools
and be able to make an informed de-
cision when you vote for your next
District 4 School Board Member.
Once again, thank you for your
overwhelming support and nma\ God
continue to bless and guide Gilchrist
County.
Lois A. Fletcher
School Board Member
District 4


Swine, heifers and feeder


steers weighed
The Suwannee Ri\er Fair- m
grounds were o emnin lth an-
imals on Friday and Saturda,
as livestock '.ere '.cighed-in "".
and tagged. -'
Feeder steers v.ere weighed d *'
in late Frida\ afternoon. A to :- .
tal of 162 feeder steers \'.ere
weighed-in. The feeder steers -, '"
will need to 'Aeigh beiveen .
550 and 750 pounds b,, the fau.i .
in March.
Out of 76 e\hibttors. 10"
heifers were entered inti the F '
2008 Suwannee Ri, ei Fair
Livestock Sho%% and Sale, ac-
cording to Shelia Langford.
Each exhibitor is allowed to
show three heifers.
Langford believes the num-
ber of swine seltihed in and
tagged ma\ ha\e dropped
from last 3ear's entri num-
bers. On Sarurda\ 294 hogs
were weighed in and tagged.
Langford said.


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Baylee Rolling, a member of the
Lil'Farmers 4-H Club, gives her
hog, Carter, a squirt of water.

Cajun Christmas
Festival at the
Trenton Community
Farmers' Market
The Trenton Community Farm-
ers' Market will be hosting a Cajun
Christmas Festival at the Trenton
Train Depot on Saturday, Dec. 15
from noon to 5 p.m.
The Yazoo Kickstarts will be per-
forming traditional Cajun dance mu-
sic, and Dave and Marietta Massey
will be teaching Cajun dance. There
will be Cajun food, and arts and crafts
on the platform. Pottery, hand-spun
yam, wooden toys, creative sewing,
and watercolors will be available for
early Christmas shoppers. This event
is free to the public. Questions should
be directed to Ellen at (352) 472-7632
or at paletteable@aol.com.


Florida surgeon general visits Gilchrist County


By Cindy Jo Ayers
The Gilchrist Health Department
as well as the Dixie County Health
Department received a visit from Ana
M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H. the
State Surgeon General, last week.
Dr. 'Viamonte Ros was accompa-
nied by Judi Spann who is the Com-
munications Director of the Florida
Department of Health and Paul Metts
the Florida Department of Health's
Deputy Secretary.
Dr. Viamonte Ros plans to visit all
67 county health departments in the
state. The Three Ps Tour began on
April 2, 2007 and will continue into
2008.
"Preventing diseases, being pre-
pared and taking personal respon-
sibility are three important areas of
health. every Floridian has the power
to control and change," Dr. Viamonte
Ros said.
On her Thursday, Dec. 6 visit to
Gilchrist County, Dr. Viamonte Ross
said that she has enjoyed ',.nw-
health due-pi Item, iit lhuhout Flor-
ida. During her visit she spoke of her
concerns on how poverty affects the
health of so many Floridians that the
Florida Department of Health, serves.
Such issues .as smoking and obesity
play a big roll in the overall health
of state citizens, according to Dr. Vi-
amonte Ros.
The visit to both the Gilchrist and
Dixie County Health Departments
was led by Sable Boilling, administra-
tor of both departments.
The Three Ps include Floridians
taking responsibility for their own
better health outcomes by engaging'
in preventive health behaviors, such
as eating well, getting daily exercise,
not smoking and staying current on.


Sheriff and judges
want Public
Safety Committee
to follow Florida
statute
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Board of
Commissioners listened to a report
presented by the Commission Chair-
man Tommy Langford in their Mon-
day, December 3 meeting involving
the Public Safety Committee meeting
from November 30.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
expressed to the commission that
in the meeting the committee mem-
bers which attended were Joe Gil-
liam County Clerk, Ron McQueen
County Administrator, Chief Harvey
Montgomery, Cheryl Brown Sheriffs
Office, John McPherson County At-
torney, Rick Smith Chief Judge, Bill
Cervone State Attorney, Rick Parker
Public Defender, Leah Vail Meridian
Health Care, and Jan Chesser Court
Administrator. The meeting began at
10:00 a.m. and the July 9, 2007 min-
utes were approved.
Chief Judge Smith asked the chair-
man if this meeting was being re-
corded and the clerk Joe Gilliam ex-
pressed that he was taking minutes.
The County attorney presented the
committee an update on the current
status of the proposed new jail con-
struction. The Board of Commission-
ers hired Clemons & Rutherford as
Architects and Peter Brown Construc-
tion as Construction Manager Con-
tractor. The Commission received an
estimate of approximately $7 million
for the expandable pod design. The
Commission had identified revenues
to be used for the financing of the jail
project. The Board, however, identi-
fied the estimates from the proposed
tax reform legislation for next year
and additional proposed cuts in the
future and decided to put the project
(Continued to page 12)


Stephanie A let'ts Dr. An.i Al. 1 'amiiuont Ros idi Saible Bolliein ar0c piictmied in the front Lo0' as P,nl .\ letter
and Judi Spann stand in the background. The group enjoyed intt cli at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe
in Trenton before continuing their tour of the Gilchrist and Dixie County Health Departmcitt. ;.


immunization shots. Florida's citi-
zens should be prepared for man-
made or natural disasters, such as
hurricanes or tornadoes. Each fam-
ily should have a preparedness kit
of canned food, medicines and other
essentials, as well as having an emer-
gency plan.
, Accepting personal responsibil-
ity is another of the Ps. Accepting
personal responsibility means each


Trenton and I

Wyatt Bowden wins
Trenton Spelling Bee
The Trenton Middle School Spell-
ing Bee was held on Wednesday, De-
cember 5,2007 in the TMHS auditori-
um. Twenty-two contestants, winners
of grade-level spelling bees in grades
6-8, competed for the honor of repre-
senting Trenton Middle School at the
2007-08 Gilchrist County Schools
Spelling Bee.
The final three contestants "were
Charlie Vogel, Wyatt Bowden and
Levi Sprague. In a nerve-wrack-
ing series of alternately obscure and
commonly misspelled words, Wyatt
Bowden claimed the day, correctly
spelling his final word, "geranium."
All students who qualified for the
school-level bee are commended for
their honorable participation.
I
Matthew Harrell wins
Bell Spelling Bee
C-O-S-M-O-S was the word that
kicked off the 2007-2008 Bell Mid-
dle School Spelling Bee. .After con-
testant number one spelled his way
through the first word, the remaining
20 competitors eagerly waited for
Mrs. Verhaeren to give them their
turn.
Round after round, contestants
began making mistakes that ulti-
mately ended their 'chances of win-
ning. Amid thunderous applause and
cheers, three lone students survived
seven rounds of words such as dun-
garee, spherical, prosaic, and cryptic.
After 6th grader, Sam Gray, missed
the word persimmon, Aida Valdes,
6th grader, and Matthew Harrell, 7th
grader remained. During the 9th and
final round, Matthew Harrell correct-
ly spelled eureka to claim the title of
2007-2008 Bell Middle School Spell-
ing Bee Champion. Both Matthew
and Aida will represent- Bell Middle
School in the district competition to
(Continued to page 7)


Floridian should also take an active
role in their own bodies, by regularly
seeing their physician, knowing their
family history of disease, and taking
the time to ask important health ques-
tions about their own health matters.
Under new legislation in July of
2007 Dr. Viamonte Ros. was named
the first State Surgeon that Florida
has ever had. In 1960; her family
fled Cuba. Having come from a fam-


ily of refugees, she understands the
struggles of Floridians She earned
her medical degree in 1983 from the
University of Miami School of Medi-
cine, graduating with several awards
and honors. She attended residency
training in radiology at Mount Sinai
Medical Center in Miami Beach,
Florida and the Armed Forces In-
stitute of pathology in Washington,
D.C.


Bell Spelling B-e-e winners


Wyatt Bowden and Levi Sprague are shown after the Spelling Bee at
Trenton Middle School last week. Wyatt won the competition.


Sixth grader Aida Valdes is shown with Spelling Bee Champion Mat-
thew Harrell after he won the Bell Middle School contest.


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Hosted by the
Trenton Community
Farmers' Market
on Saturday, Dec. 15
Noon to 5 p.m.
at the Trenton Train Depot


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Ancient cypress flourishes

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Helicopter rides
available at
Trenton fly-in
By Carrie A. Mizell
Attention aviation enthusiasts,
Composit FX, a family-owned Tren-
ton business that builds and sells he-
licopters specifically Mosquito XE
and Ultralight XEL, will hold a fly-in
on Thursday, Dec. 27, Friday, Dec.
28 and Saturday, Dec. 29.
"This will be a get together for ev-
eryone who has a Mosquito," Gary
Junkin, co-owner of Composit FX,
said.
Aircrafts will be flying in from
nearby locations like Keystone
Heights to as far away as South
America, according to Junkin.
' The public is invited to stop by and
tour the factory, which is located at
9069 SE CR 319, Trenton, watch the
fly-ins and even take rides in a four-
seat helicopter. Tours of the factory
will begin at 9 a.m. each day and fly-
ins are expected around noon, weath-
er permitting.

Deadline Change
The Gilchrist County Jour-
nal will be closed on Monday,
Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25
for Christmas. Deadline for the
Dec. 27 issue will be Friday,
Dec. 21 at noon.


.'1 a.. '. i.t O Sp ing'.i cur.. a.''b c.i.ii' g g''a
and cypress trees. Geri Jackson believes the tree dates back to 640
A.D.


By Carrie A. Mizell
Arnold and Geri Jackson, owners of
Otter Springs, were out walking their
property the day after Thanksgiving
when they .spotted a mammoth
cypress tree three quarters of a mile
from the Suwannee River.
The cypress tree is surrounded by
a number of other towering trees and
cypress knees many of which are
over six foot tall. Neighboring trees
as well as the large cypress tree are
all missing tops, according to Arnold,
who believes the- tops of the trees
may have been taken out during a
hurricane or tornado.
'Geri iitilized a.formula she founr
on the Internet to determine that.the
;. 'e, ss tree im.,i be 136" ea ,-ii.
1' jiiu t .'. underr e\.,i ) ho old that
tree is and what was going on in the.


World when it first sprouted," Geri
said.
The circumference of the tree at its
two-foot mark is. 33.5 feet and 28.5
feet at its four-foot mark. The cypress
tree which bares a dark base, a sign
of past flood water levels, obviously
relies on its strong root system.
The Jacksons have been told there
is a larger cypress tree on the other
side of the s-pring run, but they have
not found it yet. They plan to have an
expert come in and take a look at the
tree'to help determine its exact age.
Since purchasing the 820 acres'
that make up Otter Springs, Arnold
,0n@GGri have tilansfornied it into
a, Christian RV park that boasts
ud,.,. fan.,il. fnr, for loils :, ''0ll Anid and Gc i Jaet-so stand a wa t'0t PIN c p 1 :u itij 1,
as traveler.. Fore moreI miformation,s
call463.-00 surround the base of he large cypress tree.


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IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, 207 N. MAIN
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2007


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THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 2007


Now a td Ten6


By Carrie A. Mizell
I have the sweetest husband in the My favorite may have been the
world! On Saturday he swept me off large Greek revival mansion that bares
to the 2007 Bicentennial Town and a slash down the living room door
Country Holiday Tour of Homes in where a Union soldier ran his sword
Madison, Georgia. Before y'all get through the door during the Civil
worried about him I better confess it War. According to the tour guide, the
was my idea that we run away for the intrusion greatly distressed the lady
day to Madison. Bless his heart he of the house, her infant daughter and
listened to me ooohh and ahhh over a female servant, all of whom were
strangers' homes and barely batted hiding inside the room and refused to
an eye. answer the door when the Union sol-
While we were driving up to Madi- dier knocked. Smart girls!
son I kept telling him that I would Adam enjoyed' touring The Ice-
probably have to go on and on over house at Madison. The building for-
some of the homes, but he shouldn't merely served as an old cotton ware-
worry that did not mean I want, need, house and gin. After years of sitting
or have to have whatever it is I'm go- abandoned in downtown Madison it
ing on about ... It only means I sure has been restored and renovated into
do like it. a multi-use complex complete with
In Madison, Adam and I found restaurants, retail space, office space
much to fall in love with, as we and eight luxury condos. It was truly
toured nearly 10 homes. A few were spectacular to meet and talk with
newly built and constructed as repro- the developer about his preservation
ductions, but a great many were built plans for the original brick walls and
circa 1800s. From Early American hardwood floors.
cottages with period furnishings to If the Christmas rush gets too
Greek-revival raised cottages cov- much for you, I highly recommend
ered in Confederate jasmine, the tour a getaway to Madison, Georgia, the
was a testament to Southern history, number one small town in America.
of which both Adam and I enjoy.

John's Comments


On Monday morning as I sit before
this keyboard and attempt to come up
with another column, I can't get my
mind off our daughter, Carrie. She
spoke with us on Sunday and told
Cindy Jo that Monday morning she
would take her last final exam at the
University of North Florida in Jack-
sonville.
On Friday afternoon, Cindy Jo and
I will have the pleasure to attend the
graduation to see Carrie A. Mizell ac-
cept her diploma and degree in Jour-
nalism from the University of North
Florida. We are all looking forward
to this day, not just because we will
have a chance to be together with she
and Adam and his family, but this is
another step toward the future she
and Adam are striving to achieve to-
gether. To say that we are proud of
them and proud of our children and
their spouses is just the beginning.
When I sit and think of family his-
tory involving the Gilchrist County
Journal, I recall the times when our
children were small and we would
spend time with my parents J. Min
and Mary Ayers. I think if they could
only see their "Sunshine" now and
the lady she has grown up to be and
the family that we now have, oh how


proud they too would be.
When Cindy Jo and I were read-
ing the Florida Times Union, Sunday,
December 9, 2007 edition, there was
a human-interest story that was pub-
lished involving a program in Jack-
sonville 'that identifies families in
need. Carrie as a school project con-
ducted an interview of two women
that are sisters that are suffering from
health problems while still struggling-
to hold onto their home.
Carrie told us sometime ago that
she was excited about the interview
and that the story would be published
in an upcoming issue of the Florida
Times Union. The story involves
Cherilyn and Tracee Brown and
how these sisters trust in God to help
them and their mother battle medi-
cal problems as they sustain hope to
repair their northside Jacksonville
home with assistance from the HOPE
Fund.
Cindy Jo and I have really appre-
ciated all of the positive information
that has been expressed to us involv-
ing Carrie's reporting in the Gilchrist
County Journal. We are pleased to
have our daughter back in Trenton
part-time working with us with the
family publication.


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High


Low


High


Low


High


Thu 3.276.ft. -0.493 ft. 2.531 ft. 1.389 ft.
Dec 13, 07 2:52 AM 10:25 AM 4:59 PM 10:24 PM
Fri 3.167 ft. -0.360 ft. 2.565 ft. 1.280 ft.
Dec 14, 07 3:38 AM 11:04 AM 5:36 PM 11:14 PM
Sat 2.987 ft. -0.143 ft. 2.622 ft.
Dec 15, 07 4:30 AM 11:47 AM 6:14 PM
Sun 1.117 ft. 2.745 ft. 0 158 ft. 2.704 ft.
Dec 16, 07 12:13 AM 5:34 AM 12:33 PM 6:56 PM
Mon 0.875 ft. 2.501 ft. 0.521 ft. 2.813 ft.,
Dec 17, 07 1:19 AM 6:53 AM 1:26 PM 7:41 PM
Tue 0.538 ft. 2.347 ft. 0.891 ft. 2.949 ft.
Dec 18, 07 2:32 AM 8:24 AM 2:25 PM 8:29 PM
Wed 0.111 ft. 2.338 ft. 1.208 ft. 3.109 ft.
Dec 19, 07 3:45 AM 9:55 AM 3:30 PM 9.19 PM
First Quarter: 12/17 5:19 AM


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


J/Ytj'e4 ~~uv ehJ~r


Name Kath\ I-liard
Li.e s North of Bell
Born and r.tjued. I 'as born in Ho-
nolulu. Ha''.aia on a n'. al base and
I glev. up in Miami Springs It '.'.:I
a little 1ii n.
Family: Husband of 21 6 ears.
Barn: three sons. Robert, Eric and
Ke' in, iv. o granddaiighiei : Aiian-
da and Halle
workss : Proofreader at the Gilchrist
Count, Journal
Likes about \our .job: I iev. up in a
small to.'wn and I like the small to\ n
atmosphere. I'in learning all about
the area b,, reading' the paper.
Greatest accomplishments: Fiiall,.
gi\ ing into .Jesus Christ I v as
38 'eats old and in the middle of
a lot.
Greatest disappointment. Wasting'
some \ears of nm life. I missed
,'eais because I 'Aas messed up in
things like dLILs and alcohol It v.as
the lo'.e ol God that die%. me in and
said ',ou can't do it. but I can. God
did it all .. I gaIie up and let God
take o\ er.
Wtiat do \ouL like about li ing in
Gilchrnt C'ount` I like the one
stop light and the realness of peo-
ple It's the laid back atmosphere,
conununlhiV sen. ice and spuit of the
people.
Fa rite food: Pizza
Favorite mo\ ie: I'm Scottish so I


like "Brateheart'" I loe those sa-
gas and just about anm thing Mel
Gibson is in.
Favorite book: The Bible. I sit oon
mi front porch and read and look
out at the oak trees.
Your hero: NI\ husband because
he is such an example of uncon-
ditional lote
Future plans- To get healthier and
do more gardening. I v.ould really
lo\e to grom\ mn o\\n \eggies.
What is something not man\ peo-
ple kno'\ about \ou? That I raise
Tennessee Walking Horses. I ha\e
tfie older houses and t\o babies.
All you want for Clhristmas: Is
good health. I'm \working on rear-
ranging m\ diet and doing things
to get im healh back.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd


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Value investing is analogous to the
"The Ugly Duckling," the fairy tale
penned by Danish author Hans Chris-
tian Andersen and released on No-
vember 11, 1843. If your childhood
goes back a few too many years, the
story is about a duck that appears to
be ugl. \hen compared \\ ith itscoun-
ierpa:rts until 'tuch tie a4 it reaches
adulthood and is actually a beautiful.
swan. The moral of the story is that
inner virtues will eventually over-
shadow physical appearance.
While I have never met a stock
with inner virtues, as a proponent
of value, investing I have seen any
number of companies that appeared
to be ugly ducklings when compared
to their brethren 'through the eyes of
Wall Street, only to watch them blos-
som into profitable investments over
time.
The underlying theory of value in-
vesting is that Wall Street overreacts
to news, good or bad. The result is
that stock prices often do not corre-
spond to a company's long-term fun-
damental value. Value investors seek


The Thief On The Cross Was Saved Without Baptism
(Kent Heaton)

The remarkable events of the cross are highlighted grace and mercy of God! The scriptures reveal the power
each time Jesus speaks. In the midst of man's and authority of God to grant forgiveness. Can I be saved


redemption, Jesus speaks to a fellow beneficiary of
crucifixion with words of comfort and hope. The two
thieves next to Jesus represent what inen.do when facing
death they either curse God or they ask for mercy of
God. When the second thief implored Christ to
remember him in the kingdom, he was asking the only
one who had the power to grant such a request. Jesus -
knowing the heart of the man granted the blessing of
paradise. (Luke 23:39-43)
The power of the written word as given by inspiration
is that all the details needed to be given are revealed -
and nothing else. The thief on the cross has long been the
center of controversy in the manner of his salvation. We
know nothing of this man save he had been tried,
convicted and sentenced to death for robbery. It is
important to note that point! Let us not suppose any other
part of his life. Jesus knew the heart of the man and by
the authority given to Him by His Father, granted the
thief entrance into paradise.
There is a similar story found in Mark 2 of a man who
was very sick and brought to Jesus in the hope he would
be healed. The paralytic of Mark 2 had some dear friends
who went to great lengths to bring the man to Jesus.
"When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,
'Son, you sins are forgiven you.'" (Mark 2:5) This
caused a great commotion among the scribes as they were
sitting there. Jesus explained to them (and to the crowd)
that He could grant forgiveness of sins because He was
the Son of God. (Mark 2:6-12)
The mercy of God bestowed upon these men is found
in the great victory over sin. The thief could die with the
hope of paradise upon his lips. How beautiful to see the
promise of rest given to the thief by our Savior. The man
of Mark 2 and the thief on the cross were granted the
grace of forgiveness without baptism. What can these
two stories teach me about my salvation? We see the


like the thief and the man of Mark 2? The answer is
"No."
You and I are commanded in Romans 10:9 to "confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt
be saved." The foundation of our faith is the resurrection
of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15) The necessity of being
united in the likeness of the death of Jesus grants us the
likeness of His resurrection. (Romans 6:5) The thief on
the cross could not confess that Jesus.was Lord and Christ
because Jesus had not died. (Acts 2:36) The thief on the
cross could not believe that Jesus had been risen from the
dead because that had not happened. The thief could not
believe in the resurrection of Jesus as required by 1
Corinthians 15. The thief could not have been united in
the likeness of the burial of Jesus as this had not happened
either.
Paul wrote in Romans 10:9' that if we do those things
listed, "thou shalt be saved." The thief was saved without
those things because he was not accountable to the
commandment of God as shown by Paul. You and I are
commanded to do these things in concert with what Paul
wrote in Romans 6:3,4 "Know ye not, that so many of
us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into
his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism
into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the
dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should
walk in newness of life." Belief is necessary but cannot
save alone. Baptism is necessary but cannot save alone.
Belief and baptism ARE necessary and without them one
cannot be saved. (Mark 16:16) The thief on the cross is
not an example for conversion today. Reading the book of.
Acts will give the pattern for what men must do to be
saved. Every example of conversion concludes with
baptism. If you have not been baptized into Christ, you
have not put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27)


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out those companies they believe the
market has temporarily undervalued,
and then profit when Wall Street re-
alizes the error of its ways. Probably
the best example of a great value in-
vestor is Warren Buffeit.
Today's ugly duckling is Mentor
Corporation. Ironically, the reason
for Mentor's existence is to help you
become one of the beautiful people.
The company believes that while you
might not be able to judge a book by
its cover, you can at least try to make
the cover as appealing as possible.
To that end, Mentor manufactures
breast implants, tissue expanders,
and facial implants. It also manufac-
turers a device used for ultrasonic li-
posuction. In 2006 the company sold
its urology businesses in order to di-
rect its focus entirely on the aesthetic
medicine market.
ear ago \then I discussed Men-
tor, it' share price was 1$51 ith ci 1 6
percent dividend yield. The shares
recently closed at $38 with a 2.1 per-
cent dividend yield. So why consider
the company a possible value invest-
ment instead of using the more natu-
ral label of loser?
To start, my FY 2007 earnings
estimate was for $1.10 per share, as
compared to an actual $1.28. Dur-
ing the second quarter of FY 2008,
ended Sept. 30, 2007, Mentor earned
26 cents per share, as compared to
22 cents a year ago. The company's
guidance for fiscal year 2008 is $1.40
to $1.45 per share. My estimate is for
$1.46 per share.
The intrinsic value of the stock, us-
ing a discounted earnings approach
with an earnings growth rate of 13
percent and an 11 percent discount
rate, is $55. The discounted free cash
flow to the firm model yields an in-
trinsic value of $68 per share. My 12
month target price on the shares is


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Page Three


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


Just Southern
Tins.. .Christmas tins bring back
happy childhood memories for me.
Of course growing up some 45 years
ago or so it was long before zip top
bags. All our mothers and grand-
mothers had Christmas tins where
they stored their Christmas baked
goods and candy.
My mother always made three
sweet treats during the Christmas sea-
son. Peanut brittle, chocolate covered
coconut balls .and Holiday cookies.
The Holiday cookies were always my
favorite. Each and every Christmas
of my childhood she would have hol-
ly covered tins filled with these deli-
cious cookies. It seemed to me that
it took her hours to cut up the can-,
died fruit and nuts which this recipe
required.
Just this week I stopped by to visit
momma and low and behold what
was sitting on her kitchen table but a
tin of Holiday cookies. I popped one
in my mouth and my taste buds were
once again showered in Christmas
spirit.
For some of us the Christmas sea-
son brings memories of shopping
trips, beautiful Christmas trees, fancy
w reaths, brightly wrapped packages


$43 for a gain of 13 percent. In addi-
tion, there is the current 2.1 percent
dividend yield.
Allergan is another company that
tries to improve your looks but whose
performance is better recognized by
Wall Street. The company is a lead-
ing manufacturer of eye and skin care
products. It also has a monopoly on
pharmaceutical grade Botox. A year
ago when I discussed the company
its. shares were selling for $59, post

split, as compared to the current price
of $68. for a gain.of 15 percent.
Allergan recently reported that
its third quarter sales were up 23.6
percent when compared to the same
period a year ago. Earnings for the
quarter were 58 cents per share, a
23.4 percent increase over the same
period a year ago.
For the first nine months of this
year, Allergan has earned $1.58 per
share. I am forecasting 59 cents for
the fourth quarter. I am also going to
lower my earnings estimate for this
year by 6 cents to $2.17 per share and
forecast earnings of $2.65 for 2008.
The intrinsic value of the shares,
using a. discounted earnings ap-
proach, is $68, indicating that the
stock is fairly valued, while the free
cash flow to the firm approach yields


but for me, it is my momma's Holi-
day cookies. She has been making
them for at least 45 years and they
are just as good today as they were
way back then.



4 cups sifted plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
I cup chopped candied cherries
2 cups chopped candied pineapple
1 cup chopped pecans
Sift flour, soda and salt. Cream but-
ter and sugar, add eggs. Beat until
light and fluffy. Add buttermilk and
flour mixture. Fold in fruit and nuts.
Chill at least 2 hours (best to chill
overnight). Drop by teaspoon about
2 inches apart on greased cookie
sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10
minutes. Makes 8 dozen.
Note: toss chopped fruit with a little
flour to keep it from sticking togeth-
er.


an intrinsic value of $80. In this in-
stance I would put more weight with
the FCFF model. My 12 month price
target on the shares is $78 foi a 15
percent gain, plus a small dividend.
There is certainly no .swan song
here.
You can write to financial colum-
nist 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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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Emergency Management

gives away free hazards

weather radios


By Ron Mills
Chief, Gilchrist County Emergency
Management
All Hazards Weather Radios avail-
able (limited amount) free of charge
from both the state and Gilchrist
County Emergency Management De-
partments.
This NOAA Weather Radio, is a
Midland,
WR-100 10
All Hazards
Alert Ra-
dio. These
radios will
be given
to County
residents
on a one by 4-
one case ba-
sis to those
who need to
maximize
their pre-
paredness
time for se-
vere weather conditions. The issue of
radios will begin Jan. 21,2008.
The State Division of Emergency
Management has allocated 100 Ra-
dios for Gilchrist County. These


radios will be issued to residents in
.the County, free of charge, until the
supply (100) is depleted. Some basic
criteria must be met to allow for an
appropriate distribution to those who
will benefit the most.
The information required for dis-
tribution consideration will be: the
type of dwelling, the likeliness of
evacuation
for severe
weather,
number of
people in
residence
and whether
or not those
residents
have special
needs to in-
clude trans-
portation..
,o.Those re-
questing ra-
dios should
contact the
Emergency Management Office lo-
cated at 204 E. Wade Street in Tren-
ton, or by phone at 352-463-3134.
You nmay make your request anytime
during normal office hours.


The Gilchrist County Relay for
Life team is proud to announce that
the "Tree of Hope & Memories" is
back.
This tree is in memory of loved
ones lost to cancer and in honor of
survivors and ones still fighting this
disease. You can purchase an orna-
ment for $1 to hang on the tree at the
following offices: Clerk of Court,
Supervisor of Elections, and Prop-
erty Appraiser.


The
orna-
ments
can be
picked-
up after
Christ-
mas if
you de-
sire.


RELAY
FOR LIFE


All proceeds go to the American
Cancer Society.


Clos
Gilchrist County
Journal to be closed on
December 24 and 25
The Gilchrist County Journal
will be closed on December 24 and
25 for Christmas. Our deadline for
the December 27 edition will be on
Friday, December 21 at noon.
We hope that you have a Merry
Christmas!
Gilchrist County Journal staff


Parrish Land
Surveying will be
closed for Christmas
and New Year's
The office of Parrish Land Sur-
veying will be closed on December
24 and 25 for Christmas.
The office will also be closed on
December 31 and Jan. 1, 2008 for
the New Year.


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners will not.
convene a regular meeting on Mon-


for recalled
The Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has announced
his department will do a sweep of
stores this holiday season looking for
toys that have been recalled.
This special sweep is being done
following a spate of recalls involving
popular toys. The Consumer prod-
uct Safety Commission (CPSC) has
issued recall alerts on more than 70
toys in 2007. Problems have. includ-
ed lead paint exposure, choking and
strangulation hazards, sharp edges,
and laceration dangers.
"There have been so many recent


EE C @ for



%\ MAYOR

City of Trenton

Thanks to all my friends for your help:
I am most greatful for every one who voted for me last election. Now I will appreciate your vote and
help in the upcoming election, on December 18th. I further solicit the vote and help of those who did
not vote for me in the first election.
My friends it is time to sit down and think, do we want a mayor who has continued to raise taxes and
fees on our citizens, or do we want a mayor who will use good management of funds that are available to
operate the town. I promise I will not be for raising taxes or fees any more. I think it is time to start
paying off our indebtedness and get our town to a financial position to be able to start some real improve-
ments.
I believe if you elect me your mayor, I have the knowledge as to how we can raise our city up to a level
with any city our size, anywhere in this area.
Now my friends, if elected as your mayor and with the help 6f my fellow commissioners, we will start
paying our indebtedness down and also. accomplish some needed improvements in our town, as soon as
we take office. "
I think it is time. for us to begin running our town in a positive way,. so our town is not loaded ;vith
indebtedness and will be able to grow and not dry ip for lack of management. I honestly believe if you
elect me your mayor you will not be sorry.
I want to say again how much I appreciate your kindness while visiting in your. homes and also the
encouragement you gave me. I further thank all my friends who live out of town for your support.
Your friend every day.
May God bless us all,
Lavaughn A. Sessions .
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day, Dec. 17, 2007. BOCC will
convene the regularly scheduled
meeting on the first Monday of the
month, Jan; 7,2008 at 1:15 p.m.
The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will
be CLOSED on Monday, Dec. 24
and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 in ob-
servance of Christmas.


Gilchrist County Solid
Waste will be closed on
Dec. 24 and 25
The Gilchrist County Solid Waste
Department will be closed on Mon-
day,- Dec. 24, 2007 and Tuesday,
Dec. 25, 2007 (for the Christmas
holiday).
We will return to our regular
schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 27,
2007.
The mobile route for Cruse
Voting Precinct and Leggett Vot-
ing Precinct will be scheduled for
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, along
withth the regular route for the Don-
nie Voting Precinct. We will also be
closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1,2008 for
the New Year. The mobile route for
Leggett will be done on Wednes-
day, Jan. 2, 2008.1


toys
recalls, it is difficult for parents and
retailers to keep up," Bronson said.
Inspectors with the department's
Division of Standards will conduct
the statewide survey. They are check-
ing on randomly selected toys from
the list of recalled products at loca-
tions where they are sold. Inspec-
tors will each visit at least 10 stores.
If you find any recalled toys, they'll
complete a Toy Recall Store Inspec-
tion Report, including information
on the type of toy and the number of
stock. They will also notify'the man-
agers and give them written recall in-
formation provided by the Consumer
Product Safety Commission.
Department inspectors do not have
the authority to require the stores to
remove the recalled items. However,
they will recommend removal and
have the store manager sign the in-
spection report.
Bronson has also provided con-
sumers with a direct link to the CPSC
toy recall list on the department
website on http://www.doacs.state.
fl.us/. Bronson isrecommending that
-oarents and otiler consumers re% ie\\
tile lhst to see if the3 hae an:m of their
recalled toys in their homes and to be
vigilant if they plan on buying toys at
any second-hand stores or flea mar-
kets.


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Law Enforcement ,.
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Rotary member Clay Feagle was happy to introduce Chuck Oden, di-
rector of Saint Leo University in Lake City. Trenton Rotary President
John Frazier (at right) and other Rotary members were pleased to hear
that Saint Leo University plans to offer classes in Gilchrist County.

Saint Leo University plans

to offer classes in Trenton

beginning August 2008

By Anna Wild classes throughout the southeast.
Chuck Oden, director of Saint Leo Locations include: California, Texas,
University, announced at the Gil- Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia
christ County Rotary Club meeting and Florida.
on Monday that Saint Leo would like Saint Leo Universityis regionally
to offer classes in Trenton during the accredited. Once a student earns an
fall semester of 2008. associate's degree they may attend
Currently the closest St. Leo Uni- Saint Leo University. Classes are
versity location is Lake City, howev- offered during the, evenings and arec
er, Oden said that St. Leo University taught by individuals who are active-
is currently talking with the Gilchrist ly working in the field.
County School Board about setting On the surface Saint Leo's per
up a local site in Trenton to house an- credit hour costs are higher than
other office of St. Leo University. other colleges, however the state of
Oden attended the Rotary meeting Florida passed a "Florida Resident
at the invitation of Trenton Rotary Access Grant" which is the- state
member Clay Feagle. government's way of offering in-
SAt this time Saint Leo Univer- state student rates. Now students can
sity is interested in utilizing the Full choose public or private education at
Service Center next to the county's about the same costs.
school board office. Current plans Saint Leo is recognized for spe-
are to open in May and have class- cializing in elementary education. In
es offered at the Trenton location in addition they offer degree programs
August 2008. St. Leo University has in: accounting, applied science, busi-
already approved the expansion, but ness administration, computer infor-
the action is pending the Gilchrist mation services, criminal justice, en-
County School Board's approval. It trepreneurship and family business,
is expected that all of the classes of- human resources administration, hu-
fered in Lake City will also be offered man services administration, middle
at the Trenton site. Students will also grades education, psychology, reli-
have the opportunity to take online gion, social work, and sociology.
classes. Keep reading the Gillhrisi CounTvi.
Saint Leo has been around ;inic'e 7,,,-1iJ77- fbi f t'fat~feriitnation on
the late 1800s and stimred.out as a pie- t[he progress of ,this ,opportunity rior
dominantly Catholic University. Over only for Gilchrist Couni\ students,
the years the university has grown to but also Levy and Dixie County stu-
be a free standing university with dents.


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-Recorcfodr f arriages
1i 91c aris/ Coun/y

John Timothy Myers,
2/3/1973, of Newberry, and
Sandra Renee Bedenbaugh,
12/30/1975, of Trenton, were
married on 11/23/07 in Tren-
ton by Pastor Matthew Jake
Cravey.
Theron Leslie Hudson, III,
7/11/1972, and April Ann
Osteen, 10/9/1975, both of
Trenton were married on
11/25/2007 in High Springs.
JoshuaLeeAkins,5/13/1986,
and Melissa Suzanne Brace-
well, 2/28/1986, both of Bell
were married on 11/23/2007 in
Branford by Joseph D..Chess-
er, notary public.
Paul Dominic Amerson,
2/19/1955, and Kim Lynn Per-
ry, 12/20/1955, both of Tren-
ton, were married on 12/1/2007
in Gilchrist County by Cheryl
Carver, notary public.
Kelly Wayne Johns,
6/12/1987, of High Springs
and Robin Rose Royster,
2/27/1988, of Fort White were
married on 12/1/2007 in High
Springs by Pastor Dustin J.
Busscher.
Leel Priyankara Muthugal-
2edara. 10 22 1964. of Oslo.
Nor'ii\,. and Donna L\r nne
Angeline. 2 26 19-18. ot Port
St Lucie. i,. ere marked on
11 10 2I.1I7 ,n Tienton b\ Nih-
chelle K. Hamilton. notarn
public

/zarriage Yi>plicia'oni -
'in ilchris! Courn!,
NMelin Edilberto Mdartnez.
7 16 197S. and \Vend \Vanessa
Pineda.6 15 1982. both of Fan-
ning Springp..
Claude \\illihanm Lee,
11 15 1939, and Arlene Dehl
Englaterra Gallarde. 4 2 1977.
both of Alachua.
Stianion James Cal.rese 11.
46 195. and MNelanie Da%%n
Oli'er. 7 1 19S6. both of Hich
Springs.


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* GOODYEAR

* DEAN


Army Pvt. Richard R.
Biss Jr. graduates basic
training
Army Pvt. Richard R. Biss Jr. has
graduated from basic combat training
at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training,
the soldier studied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received instruc-
tion and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching, rifle marks-
manship, armed and unarmed com-
bat, map reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Biss is a 2001 graduate of Trenton
High School, Fla.

"As we remember our nation's
bravest, let us live up to the ideals
for which they fought and died, that
we may be not just the beneficiaries
of their bravery but stewards of their
sacrifice."--Tim Ryan


&1


Happ\ Birthday wishes to:
Tomas Garcia. Carolin Road-
\\a., Core\ Clark. Rubie Horn.
Jacobi O'Donnell. Doug Hart on
December 13th: Rub\ Pre\att.
Racheal Hassell. Margaret Frey.
Renee Hastings. Rogei Lord.
Rvan Beach. Shen Lo;, on De-
cember 14th: Chns Gurule. Ron-
me Boyette. Jr.. NMadel.\n Ber-
nard. Alva Watson. Dot Ferns,
Susan Russel on December 15th.
Sheila Clark, Greg Pealer. Melis-
sa Dilliard,Cr\ tal Dilli.ard. MNike
McWilliams., Carol n Vickeis,
niame Owens. Pat Fuller. Nanc\
Castor. A'a Pelaez on December
16th. Trish Stalte. Al'.in Lang-
ford. Cra'.\ford Harris. and Dan
Ward on December 17th: Aubre.
Capibianco. Tamm. \Wea'.er.
and Tamnum DeSal'o on Decem-
ber 18th: Jason Colson. Freddie
Summers. Angle Carap\a\. Alice
Lou Pinkney. and Justin Barron
on December 19th.
Happ\ AnmruersarN. wishes to
Bud and Margaret Hiers on De-
cember 15th.


The City of Trenton
Community Center
Project
The City of Trenton would like to
thank the volunteers that participated
in the Community Service Day on
November 28 and December 4,2007.
Maureen Gentry, the Executive Di-
rector of the Gilchrist Chamber of
Commerce, beaded the project.
The Trenton Community Center
has been used for many activities
such as, family reunions, square
dancers, line dancing classes, orga-
nizations and clubs and many other
events have taken place at the Com-
munity Center. The City of Trenton
would like to thank the following
people that gave so generously of
their time and experience to revamp-
ing the Trenton Community Center:
Merle and Mary Goodrich,. Myrtle
and James Scruggs, Gwen Walden,
Geneva and Carl Cornwell, Donna
and Travis Creamer, Jean and Jim-
Troke, David Wise, Celia and Kevin
Moyers, Sharon Bard, Mary and Da-
vid Wise, Charles Pergrossi, Joyce
Carley, Sammy and Betty Schofield,
William Hart, Joe Citrorn, Joan and
Robert (Doc) Vaughan, Mayor Pete
Randolph, Jo Buckles and the Tren-
ton High School Inter Act Club (8
students from 3:30 to 5:00).
Thanks to the merchants that do-
nated various items.
Thanks from the City of Trenton
for the show of community spirit in
getting the Community Center re-
vamped and a special thanks to Mau-
reen Gentry for her time and leader-
ship throughout the project.



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"Introduction to Microsoft Word"
computer workshops will be held
on Friday, January 25th, 2008, at
the Gilchrist County Public Library.
These free workshops are designed
for the beginner computer user. Class
size is limited so call (352) 463-3176
or stop by the library to find out times
and sign up.


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County to hear about
Alzheimers/Dementia
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for whom you care, if they are am-
bulatory, and you have no one to
stay with them while you attend the
meeting. Refreshments are served.
The meetings are from 1 to 2
p.m. once a month, usually the third
Thursday of the month. Our next
meeting is on Thursday, December
20th. A representative from the Al-
zheimers/Dementia organization will
be sharing information with us. We
also have a connection to a group for
elder caregivers of grandchildren.
Hope to see you there. Please
park across from the SREC build-
ing as the buses will be coming in.
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Gilchrist County area
host families needed


now
Foreign high school students are
scheduled to arrive soon for academ-
ic semester homestay programs, and
the sponsoring organization needs
a few more local host families. The
students are anxiously awaiting news
of their new families. These young
ambassadors are looking forward to
fulfilling their life-long dreams.
According to Pacific Intercultural
Exchange (P.IE.) Executive Direc-
tor, John Doty, the students are all
between the ages of 15 and 18 years,
are English-speaking, have their own
spending money, carry accident and
health insurance, and are anxious to
share their cultural experiences with
their new American families. P.I.E.
currently has programs to match al-
most every family's needs, ranging in
length from a semester to a full aca-
demic year, where the students attend
local high schools.
P.I.E. area representatives match
students with host families by find-
ing common interests and lifestyles
through an informal in-home meet-
ing. Prospective host families are able
to review student applications and se-
lect the perfect match. As there are
no "typical" host families, P.I.E. can
fit a student into just about any situ-
ation, whether it is a single parent, a
childless couple, a retired couple or a
large family.
Families who host for P.I.E. are
also eligible to claim a $50.00 per
month charitable contribution deduc-
tion on their itemized tax returns for
each month iie\ host a sponsoied
student.
For the upcoming progra.n., P.I.E.
has student's from Germanl), the For-


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mer Soviet Union, Venezuela, Argen-
tina, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Korea,
Mexico, Australia, Yugoslavia, Chi-
na, and many other countries. P.I.E. is
also participating in two special gov-
ernment-funded programs to bring
scholarship students from the Newly
Independent States of the former So-
viet Union as well as predominantly
Islamic countries such as Yemen,
Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait, Iraq
and Qatar to the United States. P.I.E. is
a non-profit educational organization
that has sponsored more than 25,000
students from 45 countries since its
founding in 1975. The organization
is designated by the United States
Department of State and is listed by
the Council on Standards for Interna-'
tional Educational Travel (CSIET),
certifying that the organization com-


is also on December 15 at 5 p.m.
Brin' a covered di-h. the File
Department ,-,il provide rturke\
and ham Come out and enjoi these
greail meals \ nilh \oIr tfaimil' and
friend-. \\e look tor'i'.'.aid to ,eeing
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plies with the standards set forth in
CSIET's Standards for International
Educational Travel Programs.
Doty encourages families to con-
tact the program immediately, as it
will allow the proper time for the stu-
dents and hosts to get to know one
another before they actually meet for
the first time.
Gilchrist County area families
interested in learning more about
student exchange or arranging for a
meeting with a community represen-
tative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-
866-546-1402. The agency also has
travel/study program opportunities
available for American high school
students as well as possibilities for
community volunteers to assist and
work with area host families, stu-
dents and schools.


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Bell FFA takes first
place trophy in Bell Basketball
Christmas parade struggles through a
It started with a meeting prior to the rough week
holiday weekend where the Bell FFA By Sean Boutwell
Senior Chapter members got to pick Tuesday December 4th
the float storybook title. From there The Girls started the night as both I
the theme and stage was set. They Varsity squads traveled to Bronson to
picked the particulars and the ideas take on the Eagles. In the first quar- l
for "A Christmas in the Country" ter both offenses started off fast. The
came together. Since the students Lady Bulldogs were outscored 18-13 b
are all so busy we needed to accom- in the first quarter but looked better t
modate for that. We had a five-day in the second quarter. At half time
flexible schedule so they could come the Lady Eagles led 30-19. The Lady
and go after school, work or sports. Bulldogs continued to play hard led t
This gave almost all who wanted to by Ashley Wood (11 points,10 re-
participate a chance. The last two bounds, 5 assists). Amy Ergle was i
days was crunch time. All the mem- the leading scorer (13 points) as she J
bers put in a lot of effort and the float has been most of the season. Despite 1
looked great. Amy and Ashley's strong perfor- i
The Chapter President Juliee Nobs mances the Lady Bulldogs came up s
was able to attend several days, as just short and lost 56-50. J
well as Joy Nazworth who is the Sec- 'The Bulldogs were without Senior t
retary. Many others put forth almost players Joel Elliott and Austin Up- c
daily work also. Paul Bloom, Histo- shaw, better known to Bulldog fans
rian Orrie Roberts, Cassie Pridgeon, as Lumpy, for the week due to off- s
Trenton Pridgeon, Vice President the-court issues. Bronson took the
Chelsea Meyers, Brendon Sites, Lu- early lead in the game that proved to
cas Wilson, Sentinal Kaitlyn Martin, be the tale of two halves. t
Parlimentarian Jessica Smith and Da- The Bronson Eagles held the lead
%id Kirkland alI ., worked orn thefloaL. aLhalt1ime.40-31. Despite trailmg the
T4ia Ghaptiaemw s 1 w.ho +p4lld.-_-Eagles. BeIL-hfld pla ed 'g3iood-half
diis. .ogether...payWjn,. decorating,, and.hada_.,hance to'getback in.the
and'making prop's should be proud, game Ho.\e~er the Eagle' defense
All of your work together brought shut the Bulldogs down in the second
your chapter a first place win. half and Bell lost 84-47. Justin Fowl-
Good work and unity within a ;er and Justin Johnson both stepped
Chapter can achieve great things. Not up for the Bulldogs in place of the
to mention a lot of fun. The Chapter missing seniors.
also extended thanks to Randy and Thursday December 6th
Sandy Panchyshyn and to .Mr. Ran- The Lady Bulldogs came out play-
dall and Ms. Gail Roberts for use of ing hard and fast. They got away
their home. with a lead quickly and never looked
Congratulations Senior Chapter back.
and congratulations to our Junior Melody Christan Academy only
Chapter who brought a third place scored more than 2 points in one
win together. quarter in the third (they scored six
Bell FFA Senior Chapter in the 3rd).
The game ended with the Lady
Bulldogs winning 43-12. Samantha
Trenton High School Williams was the player of the game
PTO To Hold Meeting for the Lady Bulldogs she scored 9,
grabbed 4 rebounds,' and stole the
January 8 at 7 p.m ball 6 times. Stephanie Wooten also
played a good game. She ended with
The Trenton High School PTO will 9 points and 2 rebounds.
be holding their first meeting of 2008 The guys came out and were led by
on January 8 at 7 p.m. in the school sophomore James Thomas. The big
cafeteria, man scored 18 points and grabbed
We would love to have at least one 6 rebounds. The effort came in a
parent from every student for every loss. Chris Wilkerson came in to fill
grade from 5th to 12th grade to at- the spot of Joel Elliot and scored 7
tend this meeting. For us to achieve points.
our goals as well as create more for Overall the Bulldogs were mis-
us to achieve we must have parent matched on speed. Melody Christian
participation, ran fast and executed. The Bulldogs
We would like to wish all our sup- lost this one 65-37.
ports, friends and family a blessed Friday December 7th
holiday season. Both teams were at home for their
Kathy DeWald games against Lafayette. The Bull-
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dogs essentially played the same
game as the night before only this
:ime they were on the losing side.
Lafayette came in led by All State
player Natlie Land.
Land has been a thorn in the Lady
Bulldogs side for the last few years
and this game was no different. She
led the Lady Hornets with 14 points.
The Lady Bulldogs didn't do much
beside turn the ball over and it cost
hem the game. Lafayette won 66-
16.
The Bulldogs came out determined
to get a win before the week was
over. They played good basketball
n the first half. Chris Wilkerson and
James Thomas led the Bulldogs ear-
ly. The Hornets started to pull away
in the second quarter and the student
section started to get very quiet until
Jady Gray blocked a shot that sent
the ball flying in the stands: With the
crowd back into the game the Bull-
dogs grabbed a few more points but
still trailed 33-20 at halftime.
In the third the Bulldogs came
alive and played nearly perfect. They
railed only 44-41 going into the


Talon Rolling, Mark Sites, Alec Rolling, Cassie Pridgeon, Trent Pridgeon, Orrie Roberts, and Paul
Bloom. Front row, Brandon Stone, Megan Sites and Brandon Sites pictured with their trophies from
the Christmas Parade.
Bell FFA Alumni News
The Bell FFA Alumni has been very busy. We are continuing our smoked turkey fund raiser. The turkeys are
10 to 12 pound smoked turkeys and they can be ordered by calling (352) 316-5217 or (352) 222-0309. The pick
up date is Monday December 24 at the Bell Ag shop between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you are interested the price is
$25 and please give us a call as soon as possible, the deadline to order is December 20.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for the .upcoming year.
The Alumni would like to congratulate the Senior and Junior Chapters for placing at the Bell Christmas Pa-
rade with their floats. They both did a great job! Both Chapters had members participate in Subdistrict in Mayo
recently and we are proud of their performance;
On December 10th we had our annual Christmas party at the home of the Scotts. This was a festive time with
a lot of good food and socialization. We would like to thank the Scots for opening their home to the Alumni.
We would like to continue to encourage anyone interested in the FFA to please attend our meetings on the
second Monday of the month at the Bell Ag Shop. Our purpose is to support the youth of our area. You can be
a parent, or just someone who believes in FFA and its goals, to join us. Come and meet with us.
Tanya Rolling
Bell FFA Alumni Reporter


fourth quarter but injuries plagued
the Bulldogs in the fourth. Just as the
Bulldogs began their comeback Jus-
tin Fowler who had been the leading
rebounder at the time went out .with
a ankle injury. He. would later return
but the game was out of reach. Chris
Wilkerson left with an arm injury
with five minutes left to go but did
not return. Wilkerson had been a big
part of the offense and the absence
helped the Hornets pull away again
and eventually win it 62-46.

I will honor Christmas in my
heart, and try to keep it all the
year. -Charles Dickens


Trenton High School Band and Choir to
have annual Christmas Concert


All of the Trenton High School
Bands and the Choir will be having
their annual Christmas Concert on
Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
in the school auditorium. We hope
everybody will come out and join in
the holiday spirit.
Please come out and support the
hard working members of our band
as they entertain the community at
this annual Christmas event.
We will be having our next THS
Band Booster meeting on January 14
at 7 p.m. in the band room. We will
be discussing the agenda for spring.


We would like to have as many band
parents attend as possible. The more
volunteers that we have the more we
can accomplish.
We would also like to wish every-
one a blessed Christmas season.
Kathy DeWald
Trenton Band Boosters

This Christmas give
the Gift that arrives. 52
times ...The Gilchrist
County Journal


Once again, a great big "Thank You" to all who
voted for me in last Tuesday's election. The
confidence that you have placed in me is not
something that I take for granted.
On Tuesday, December 18, there will be a final
election to determine who will take office as Mayor
for the 2008-2009 term.
My service to the city over the
past few years, my knowledge
of the day-to-day operation
of city business, and my
experience with our fiscal
budget are only a few
things that make me the
best candidate for the job. I
am committed to leading the -
Board of Commissioners in
spending within our fiscal budget and
establishing general fund reserves. Under my
leadership and direction, a general fund surplus is
anticipated for the current fiscal year. The issue of
"Past Due Bills" is no longer an issue because the
commission has approved
the FY2007-2008 with these
surplus monies. In FY2006-
2007, expenditures were
dramatically reduced and
approximately $20,000.00 in
surplus funds was used
toward these past due bills.
The same could, realistically,
be done during the current
fiscal year. Coupled with the .. -
$25,000.00 surplus approved
by the board, this issue will,
likely, be resolved.
Why am I the best choice
for the office? I AM the
most informed of the two
candidates. As your .
commissioner, I have been
involved day-in and day-out
with the business of the city.
I have only missed one
meeting in the past three
years. My opponent has
attended only a few meetings


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during this time. I am a team player. I am seeking
this office to better serve you; not because I'm
disgruntled about one or two issues. At City Hall,
we must all work as a cooperative team to achieve
success.
As a brief note of correction, my opponent stated
that the Community Redevelopment Fund
pays out $25,000.00 per year in
interest. It's only fair that the
= Citizens are aware that the

Redevelopment Fund has
l l NO DEBT SERVICE, and
.my opponent is
misinformed. During the
campaign process my
opponent has expressed concern
with the city having loans or being in debt. I
am also not in favor of being in debt. In a 2006
budget meeting, my opponent stood before the
board and asked that the city secure a loan to pay
for past-due bills, bills that were not incurring
interest or late fees, and
"there was no threat of loss of
service. This would not have
been a wise financial
decision.
Please understand that I
mean no disrespect to my
opponent personally, but I
feel he is misleading the
citizens of Trenton in order
to succeed in his campaign
and the citizens deserve the
facts.
I humbly ask that you
count on my knowledge and
experience when you cast
your vote to elect me, Glen
Thigpen, on December 18 at
City Hall. If you have any
questions or discussion
about ongoing business or
projects within the city
please do not hesitate to give
me a call.
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TO THE CITIZENS OF TRENTON


. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2007


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Cory Edwards and Sean Boutwell perform a tuba and trombone duet
of 'Up on the Rooftop.' Not pictured is Curt Crawford as Santa in the
chimney.


Band Director Sara Gover, Natasha Dahlgren and Korey Peace get
into the mood of 'Rocking Christmas'performed by 8th grade concert
band.


The Bell Band Program held its
,"Winter Holiday Concert" on Sat-
urday night to a packed auditorium.
The decor of the evening in the audi-
torium and lobby was a Winter Won-
derland, with trees, deer and horses
and carriages. The colors of royal'
blue, powder blue, white illusion, sil-
ver accents and white lights added
the final touch.
The evening began with pre-con-
cert entertainment of "Awkward"
with Sean Boutwell singing and Dan-
iel Powell and Travis Kortessis play-
ing guitars. Let's say it was interest-
ing.
Our Si\ih Gr.ade Beginning BRind
p:.:rn6encd Good King Wenceslaus,
Jll. Old Sti-i- 1, i and-.lnt/e ,
Bc/l .Now, the interesting fact is all1
these musicians were recruited by
Ms. Gover after the school year be-
%_al{. which makes their musical per-
formance an awesome feat for them.
SWhile awaiting each new band's
performance, the audience was en-
inlrned throughout the evening by
various duets and ensembles, during
t i., break: The JackFrosties, Braxton


Railey, Hannah Barnes, Kristen Wil-
liams and Trevor Mikell performed
Frosty the Snowman on saxophones;
Cory Edwards and Sean Boutwell
performed a tuba and trombone ren-
dition of Up on the House Top and
Thomas Peace and Charity Ware per-
formed A Whole New World for saxo-
phones.
The Seventh Grade Intermediate
band grew by six new members this
year, who were also new to playing
band. Along with the veteran mem-
bers of this band, they performed We
Three Kings, A Christmas Canon,
and We,'re All in this Together. As the
band performed the last song, mem-
bers of the Sth Grade Concert. Band.
Audre, Philman,7tbrey Peace, N.ia -
sha Dahlren, .Hannah Barnes. Trevor
Nikell and Kristen Willhams danced
throughout the audience and encour-
aged them to clap with the music. One
member of. the seventh grade band,
Alexis Spoehr, was also a member
of our Powerhouse Marching Band
this year. Erica Dahlgren and Amber
Forshaw performed'a flute duet of We
wish you a Merry Christmas. Santa's
Little Helpers, otherwise known as
Sarah Saffell and Aylssa Furst, per-


formed The Cii, ,,tii Song on clari-
nets. Dos Locos, alias Cody Hart and
Sean Boutwell, did a trombone duet
. of Looking a lot like Christmas.
The Eighth Grade Concert Band
performed The Lion King, Chorale
and Canon and always a crowd fa-
vorite, Rocking Chr t,,,,, For Rock-
ing Christmas, Ms. Gover and the
eighth graders donned Santa hats
and sunglasses. Timothy Griffith,
Sarah Heyman, Korey Peace, Nata-
sha Dahlgren, Audrey Philman, Han-
nah Barnes, Trevor Mikell, Braxton
Railey, Britt Railey and Kristen Wil-
liams were also members of the Pow-
erhouse Marching Band this yean
The Snow Angels performed Holly
Jolly Christmas and MS2 which fea-
tured Melanie Deane, Shannon Wells
and Sarah Saffell on clarinets do-
ing Let it Snow. A guitar solo of Si-
lent Night was performed by Alexis
Spoehr.
The High School Symphonic Band
did music from the Incredibles, Green
Sleeves, Carol of the Bells and the
traditional Sleigh Ride. This year the
horse hooves were performed by Jus-
tin Seip, the horse by Daniel Powell
and whip cracking by Crystal Royster
and Valerie Fowler. Gover's Angels,
Natasha Dahlgren, Audrey Philman
and Desiree Holstein performed Hark
the Herald Angels Sing on clarinet.
Alexis Spoehr and Samantha Ryan
performed a saxophone and clarinet
duet, of Rudolph the Red Nosed Rein-
deer. The final solo of the night was
performed by seventh grader, Tyler
Cutts, Simple Gifts on clarinet. The
Purple Powerhouse Drumline of Val-
erie Fowler, Crystal Royster, Braxton
Railey, Travis Kortessiss, J.D. Gray,
Justin Seip, Tyler Trinchero, Felecia
Roberts and Heather Register took to
the stage to perform cadence. Some
great sticking took place between
J.D. Gray and Justin. Seip on each
other's snare drum that brought the
audience to its feet.
The Grand Finale started with
Drum Major Erica Dahlgren bringing
the Powerhouse Marching Band out-
side the auditorium to attention and
with the shout of Powerhouse. The
band members then marched into
the building and lined the walls and
the front of the stage. Drum Majors
Cory Edwards and Erica Dahlgren
led the band in a spirited Hey Ya' and
concluded the evening with Amazing
Grace.
The Band Boosters provided lots
of goodies and punch in the lobby for
the evening patrons as they continued
to enjoy the drumline.
The Bell Band Program cannot
thank the public and families enough
for their support of this year's con-
cert Just wait and see what the Band
ha, in store forthis Spring Concert
.A big thank you to the following
boo:'ei s foi their assistance ELinee
Lagasse, Yvonne Nobs,. Dermot
Burke, Stacy Bachmann, Lori Ann
Hunter, Jessica Peace, Mary Kortes-
sis, Dena Griffith, Darlene Andrews,
Ginger Fowler with the setup and
serving. A special thank you to our
president Debbie Norton- Aronowicz
for the outstanding job on the decora-
tions. All of you are why we have a
great organization.

Gilchrist County
Schools will be closed
for the Holidays
Gilchrist County Schools will be
closed for the Christmas and New
Year's Holidays. The last day of
school will be December 21 and
students will not return to school
until January 8, 2008.


Bell Middle School Spelling Bee contestants represented sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Trenton and Bell Spelling B-e-e winners
(Continued from page 1)


be held at Trenton Middle School on
Jan. 9, 2008, 9:30 AM, in the Trenton,
High School auditorium.
Language Arts teachers tested their.
students and chose'21 students who
would represent the sixth, seventh,
and eighth grades. Those contestants
were:


6th Grade: Sam Gray, Cassidy
Hodge, Jarrait Humphries, Cati-
lin McLaughlin, Cody Smith, Jacey
Spencer, Katie Thomas, and Aida
Valdes
7th Grade: Cory Douglas, Ka-
tie Geiger, Matthew Harrell, Jo-
seph Overstreet, Adrian Schille, and


Thomas Waldron
8th Grade: Kristen Dennis, Austin
Godwin, Tyler Gray, Audrey Phil-
man, Stephanie Seip, Jessica Stalvey,
and Nathan Thisse. Congratulations
to all contestants and good luck to
Matthew and Aida. Bell Middle/
High School is proud of you!


Shooting Sports 4-H Club elects officers
A new year for 4-H which means a new year for officers. The new officers for the Shooting Sports 4-H Club, are
President Brittany Akin, Vice President Brandon Riggs, Secretary Coty Streit, Historian/Reporter Bobbi Blair and
Chaplain Javier Hemandez.


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Dylan Soto, Charlie Vogel, Raven Jordan, Hannah Mudd, Chad Brooks, and Trace Adkins. Bottom row:
Elizabeth Avila, Heather Greene, Ty Gorton, and Daniel Greene.


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

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com,
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study.....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service...... ...........10:30 AM
Children's Church....... ................... 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service......... ...........6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth...........7:00 PM
AW ANA.................................................. 6:30 PM
: Nursery Provided for All Services ~

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PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
(352) 463-1562
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

Sunday School....................1...10:00 AM
SMorning 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 Study.


Pastor Jerry Milton


Youth Director Josh Dease


Suwannee Valley
Leagues board meeting
. The Suwannee Valley League in-
vites everyone to attend the board
meeting on Monday, December 17 at
6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held
in the McArthur Park Conference
room. Hope to see you there.

Signs and symptoms of
drug use
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office working together with the
Gilchrist County School System is
working in partnership to stop the
abuse of over the counter drug use by
students. Recently there have ,been
several cases of near overdose and
we are making every attempt to reach
out to the parents and the community
before a tragedy occurs.
Parents are the most important role
models in a child's life! State your
position clearly when it comes to
dangerous substances, even over the
counter drugs when not taken cor-
rectly
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Withdrawn, tired, and careless about
personal grooming;
Hostile and u incoopetti oe. frequent-
ly breaks curfew,
Verbally or physically abusive;
Relationships deteriorate;
New group of friends?
Lies about activities;
Grades and school attendance slip;
Reduced memory or attention span;
Loses interest in favorite activities;
Extreme weight gain/loss;
Eating and sleeping patterns change;
Rebellious, overreacts to criticism;
Cheats, steals, always needs money,
or has large sums of money;
Eyes are red-rimmed and/or nose is
runny but has no cold;
If you think your child may be in
trouble, seek professional help and
talk with the guidance councilor.
Helpful website: www.fivemoms.
com.

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By Gigi Daube
First, we'd like to wish everyone a
wonderful Christmas filled with the
love of Jesus!
Connie Brosam, our first Habitat
homeowner, picked a winner for the
adorable playhouse on Sat. 12/8 at the
Festival of Lights at Fanning Springs.
Congradulations to Joan Vaughn of
Trenton and thanks to all that sup-
ported us by buying tickets. Thanks
Rick Sawyer, the builder. This was a
fundraiser for our first home.
Construction has begun at our first
homesite on Hwy #351, just off Hwy
#349 in Old Town: Thanks to Joe
Anderson, the late Woody Lovelace,
Craig VanDerMark, D.J. Daube,
Capps Concrete, the Board of County
Commissioners, many local churches
and businesses, plus the efforts of
many others for getting us this far.
We would like to thank all the vol-
unteers that have been involved. Of
course, thanks be to God for the min-
istry of Habitat!!
We've had four safety courses to
prepare volunteers for construction,
thanks Doug Burgner!
Habitat not only provides homes
but in the process forms a communi-
ty of support- people helping people.
Isn't that the way Jesus would do it?
Please join us for our Board meet-
ing Mon. December 17 at 7:30
p.m. at the Good Sheperd Lutheran
Church on US# 19/98, as we cel-
ebrate the holiday and what Jesus
has done! We'd love to have you and
we still have unmet needs: people to
organize, cook for the construction
workers, help with fundraising or on
committees, making phone calls, etc.
If you can't attend but have a heart to
help call 463-7207. God Bless!


Come and Experience
the True Meaning of
Christmas
Your friends and neighbors from
the Jennings Lake Seventh Day Ad-
ventist Church would like to invite all
to experience the sights and sounds of
their FREE 4th Annual "Live Drive-
Thru Nativity" on Friday December
14, Saturday December 15 and Sun-
day December 16 from 6:30 p.m. to
9 p.m.
The cast of more than 20 Biblical
characters, including some special
live animals, will brave the weather
to portray scenes of the Nativity.
During the drive, guests will be asked
to set their radios on a certain station,
then relax and enjoy the reading of
the Christmas Story as it is read from
the Bible.
The drive-thru is an excellent
way to experience the -Christmas
Story and never leave your car. The
FREE Live Nativity will be located
in Gilchrist County on the Hicks and
Robertson family farm, 5610 S.W.
CR 313, Trenton. From Trenton take
State Road 26 West to CR 313 head
north on CR 313 for three miles. For
more information please call (352)
463-0599. We look forward to seeing
you and uplifting Jesus Christ!

Hope Street to be at
Gospel Sing at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church
Hope Street will be performing at
a gospel sing at Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church which is located at County
Road 232 in Bell.
The church family invites every-
one to come out and share the joy of
Christmas.

Christmas New Life
Assembly
New Life Assembly of God invites
you to a Christmas Comedy, "Christ-
mas Comes to Detroit Louie." The
story is how a couple of pickpock-
ets learn the true meaning of Christ-
mas. It stars several members of the
church and is quite funny. Show
times are Saturday, December 15th
at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December
16th at 6:00 p.m. Come and have a
good time and laugh at the antics of
Harry the Lift and Detroit Louie.
New Life is located at 9579 South
US Highway 129 one mile south of
the traffic light in Trenton, just across
from the county jail. For more in-
formation you, can call the church at
(352)463-7004.


Christmas musical to be
held at Union Baptist
Church
A Christmas Musical "Room in
the Inn" will be held at Union Bap-
tist Chtrch on Sunday, December 23,
2007. The service will begin at 11:00
a.m. Everyone is invited to come out
and enjoy this special program as we
celebrate the birth of Jesus.
The church is located approximate-
ly 9 miles east of Trenton on Hwy. 26
look for church signs on the left side
of the road. For more information call
the church office at 472-3845.


The drive-thru is an excellent


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(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-26)

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

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BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.


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We Welcome You To


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


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6259 $S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................o............. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................. .................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE$:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM

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


, Experience


the True Christmas

Your friends and neighbors

from the
Jennings Lake
Seventh- Day
Adventist Church
Should like to invite all
Sto experience the sights and sounds
of their
Si FREE 4th Annual
"Live Drive-Thru Nativity"
on Friday, December 14th, Saturday,
December 15th, & Sunday December
16th from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The cast of more than 20 Biblical characters, including some
special live animals, will brave the weather to portray scenes
of the Nativity. During the drive, guests will be asked to set
their radios on a certain station, then relax and enjoy the
reading of the Christmas Story as it is read from the Bible.


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

D9'INAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
or
www.fbctrentonfl.org


Christmas Story and never leave your car.


The FREE Live Nativity will be located in Gilchrist County
on the Hicks and Robertson family farm at 5610 S.W. CR
313, Trenton. From Trenton take State Road 26 West to CR
313 head north on CR 313 for 3-miles.

Just follow the stars! -

For more information please call (352) 463-0599.
We look forward to seeing you and uplifting Jesus Christ!


Joppa Baptist Church
celebrates Christmas
On Sunday December 16th at 6:00
p.m. Joppa Baptist Church will cel-
ebrate the Christmas Season with 4
children's program told in rhyme,
that reminds all of us of the true
meaning of Christmas, as retold from
Luke and Matthew.
Please join us for this very spe-
cial celebration of a special "Birth-
day" starting at the birth and going
through the escape to Egypt. Bring
friends and stay for refreshments.
Joppa Church is in Fanning Springs
at 7530 NW 165th Street.


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CITLCRRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2007


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to the following businesses for their
donations and sponsorship of this year's
Career Expo.


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Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center

Bell Auto Parts

Bell High School Cafeteria

iDlBb'Us Auto Sales

Capital City Bank

Clif and Janet Bradley

Gilchrist Building Supply

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office

Lake City Community College

Lancaster Correctional Institution

Santa Fe Community College

Sonlight Lawn Care


Gilchrist County School Board
Career Expo 2007
"Treasure Chest for Opportunities!!"


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ing on private land. Travis attends Bell High School and is in the 11th
grade. Travis received his 270 rifle as a Christmas present last year.


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Kacee Langford shot this fine 7 point on November 19th after school
on private land in Gilchrist County. She shot him at 100 yrds and
downed him with one shot. This is her second 7 point in two years.


Matthew Hurst of Bell shot this NICE 8 point deer, early morning of
November 13, 200. It was shot on private land in Gilchrist County.


Thursday, December 6.
The CNA program prepares stu-
dents to work in the health care field
as nursing assistants and to take and
pass the Florida Certified Nursing As-
sistant exam. It consists of 80 hours
of classroom and lab training as well
as 40 hours of clinical experience in a
local health care facility. Classes are
held at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers
Blvd. in Chiefland, with clinical ex-
perience taking place at Ayers Health
and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton.
A high school diploma or GED is not
required.
Receiving Certificates of Comple-
tion were Carmella L.; Bowen, Tif-
fany N. Carter, Kimberly Culpepper.


Jennifer Edmonds, Crystal L. Fischer,
Marlene Jenkins, Sascha Matthews,
Suzanne Philmon, Natalie J. Sherrill,
Kimberly Stinson and Kelandra Wil-
liams. Receiving special recognition
for perfect attendance was Kimberly
Stinson.
In addition to the CNA course, the
Levy Center offers a variety of other
courses including college credit, adult
education (GED), noncredit continu-
ing education, and adult high school.
Several courses are offered online.
'For additional information, visit the
Levy Center, call 352-493-9533, or
go.to www.GoCFCC.com.


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Lane Langford, 11 years old, recently killed his second deer. The deer
was an 8 point.


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on Route 129 north between
and Bell.
The dinner will be from
p.m. with the regularly sc
meeting to begin at 7 p.m. "
will provide the main course
ask members to bring a cove
and dessert. Come and celeb
joyous occasion with your fe
gionnaires.
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Post December 18 at Trenton
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S eaTl* Gilchrir-'Counrn Chaptr_"2133 of
fiber 2 i the AARP \Jili meet at the' Trenton
ted next Community Center on Tuesday the
er curve 18th of December at 10:30 a.m. (all
Trenton meeting, unless otherwise indicated,
are held the third Tuesday of every
S5:30-7 month).
-heduled This month the Chapter will install
The Post its officers. The officers are as fol-
Sbut we lows: President Nancy Padgett, Vice
-red dish President Randy Durden, Secretary
rate this Patsy Avery, Treasurer Iris Roberts
and Board of Directors Raymond
yellow le- Avery.
Following the meeting, in the spirit
)eMoure of the holidays, there will be a potluck
imander Christmas luncheon, a Silent Auction


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and caroling. The meat course will be
provided for the luncheon but please
bring a side dish or dessert to share.
For the Silent Auction please bring
any unwanted gifts you might have
received over the years or any items
you no longer want or need and think
would be appropriate to pass on. As
for the caroling, all you need is en-
thusiasm and spirit. Mrs. Monnye
Brown' will provide the music and set
the beat with her keyboard. Fa la la
y'all.
Lest we forget those less fortunate,
please remember our "Can in Hand"


food drive to help make Christmas
more for those who have less.
See you at the meeting.
Anne Zubler


Students complete
CFCC Levy CNA
Program
Central Florida Community Col-
lege recognized 11 students that
completed the Certified Nursing As-
sistant program at the Levy Center on


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TRENTON ELECTION
TID BIT
.BY: LESLIE THIGPERI .







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Dear Trenton Residents,
My name is Leslie Thigpen. I am the wife of Glen
Thigpen, candidate for Nlayor for the City of Trenton. I
write this letter to you today as Glen's wife and as a
resident and citizen of Trenton.
I moved here almost seven years ago from Polk County,
Florida. I honestly had no idea about City politics or how
the business of the community was run. To this day, I am
not fully aware of how it all works. But I do know that,
just like a marriage and a family, decisions are made with
only the best intentions in mind.
My husband has been a commissioner for several years
now. I have watched him receive his packets for
commission meetings and sometimes stay up many hours
of the night reading and studying before the meeting took
place. I have also seen him spend countless hours
weighing out decisions that he would be held responsible
for.
Glen is not your everyday Trenton resident. He takes
pride in this town and wants to see it grow into a debt-
free, prideful place that our kids can grow up in.
Recently, Glen came home from a meeting and informed
me that he and our children would no longer be provided
health insurance by the City. I was furious! Glen then
began to explain to me that he would rather work harder
and pay for his personal health insurance than put
Trenton under that burden. Glen put himself aside and
initiated this action for the good of the people of Trenton.
I began to realize that his heart for Trenton is not just one
of someone that grew up and went to school here, but he
believes in and loves the City of Trenton.
I ask you to go to the polls on December 18th and join me
in electing, my husband, Glen Thigpen as the next mayor
of Trenton. He is not too young and he is informed
regarding the issues that we, as a community, are facing. I
would be proud to have someone that cares so much for
Trenton that he would place himself in the background in
decision making as my Mayor.
Thank you and may God bless you.

-Elect My Husband-


Glen Thigpen

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Teri Jones is named Alachua

County Inclusion Teacher of

the Year


Local citizen, Teri Jones, has been
named Alachua County Inclusion
Teacher of the Year. At a recent cer-
emony, she received a $250 check
and a plaque to hang in her class-
room. Mrs. Jones taught in Gilchrist
County for 17 years and has taught
at Newberry Elementary School for
the past three years. Congratulations
Mrs. Jones.

Those that know,
do. Those that
understand,
teach.'-Aristotle


Terin Jones


Avoid being a victim of a
holiday scam
By Florida's AARP State Presi-
dent, Judy Thames
While you're out battling the holi-
day shopping crowds to get the prized
gift of the season, others are trying
to get their hands on another prize -
your most private information. From
credit-card numbers to Social Secu-
rity numbers, holiday scammers want
to take it all. A few tips for avoiding
holiday scams are:
-Never click on links inside e-mails
from strangers;
-Be aware that online retailers or
credit-card companies will never ask
for your account number ,via e-mail;
-Make sure all of your accounts are
protected by.strong passwords. Never
use obvious passwords when protect-
ing your financial information;
-Be diligent about checking and
double checking all account state-
ments during the holiday season
to make sure there are no unusual
charges or withdrawals;
-If you shop online always be sure
the site uses an encrypted page when
asking for financial information;
-After an online purchase you may
receive an e-mail alerting you to a
problem in processing that asks you
to re-send your account information.
This is a scam. Do not re-send your
information. Instead, call the com-
pany to double check that your order
went through properly, and delete the
e-mail.
Many people chose to give gift
cards during the holiday season, but
beware. There is a gift-card scam in
which people cop-, do%% n the acti a-
tion number on the back of the gift


card and wait for someone to pur-
chase the card. The scammer then
activates the card and can now go on
an online shopping spree.
One way to protect yourself and
those you purchase gift cards for is
to only buy cards that have the PIN
concealed by scratch-off material or a
peel. Another way is to purchase gift
cards that remain behind the counter.
. During the holiday season many
charities are overwhelmed by the
generosity they experience, but when
giving to any charity, know your
facts.
Stay away from charities that so-
licit door-to-door, over the phone, or
via e-mail because this may be a sign
of an illegitimate charity. Whenever
making a donation, look for the Bet-
ter Business Bureau seal of approval.
Here are two sites that can help you
choose which charities will benefit
most from your donation: http://www.
give.org or charitynavigator.org.
Finally, remember that the season
is really about thinking of others.
Consider giving the gift of health and
financial security to your loved ones
and future generations by joining Di-
vided We Fail (www.dividedwefail.
org). Divided We Fail seeks to en-
gage millions of ordinary Americans,
businesses, nonprofit organizations
and political leaders to find biparti-
san. solutions that ensure accessible,
affordable, quality health care and
long-term financial security for all.

Lead a life that will make you
kindly and friendly to everyone about
N ou. and ou \ ill be surprised what a
happ life \ou ill lead.
Charles Schwab


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Attending LCCC
Advantageous to All
By Rebecca Harden Boyd, Lake
City Community College graduate
Deciding where to attend college
is an important decision. It requires
thought and oftentimes various cam-
pus visits and meetings with admis-
sions counselors and recruiters. For
me, choosing where I wanted to at-
tend college was effortless. Lake
City Community College (LCCC)
was only a few miles from my home
and family. The campus, being much
smaller than most area universities,
promised not to dwarf me while I
gained my "sea-legs."
With my associate's degree already
underway due to the ease of dual en-
rollment during my senior year of
high school the decision was made
even easier. Plus, countless friends
and acquaintances, friendly faces
I had known for so long, planned
to begin their college careers at the
same place. Why would I choose to
go anywhere else? LCCC offered the
hometown advantage.
Other than being a comfortable
stead, LCCC offered a moderately
priced tuition as well as multiple
scholarships. The dual enrollment
classes from senior year were abso-
lutely free and counted toward my
future degree as well as my high
school diploma credits. I was offered
a Board of Trustees scholarship for
academic achievement and being
part of the top 15 percent of students
in my graduating class. Also, as an
in-state student, the Florida Bright
Futures scholarship paid for almost
everything else that I needed. The
cost of room and board was null and
void since I lived mere minutes from
the campus.
Representatives from LCCC vis-
ited the high school I attended, Co-
lumbia High School, and spoke with
students about every detail of college
admissions while we were still pre-
college students. No question went
unanswered. As a dual-enrollment
student, I was under the care of an
advisor from the college and easily
registered early for my first semester
as a full-time student. The transition
was made simple by my introduction
into the world of college by the few
early classes I had already undertaken
while still in high school. My semesr
ters as a freshman and sophomore
flew by right in my own hometown
and before I knew it I was applying
for graduation to officially receive
my associate in arts degree.
The next step in my college educa-
tion was to decide where to finish my
education. Again, the solution was
offered to me by Lake City Commu-
nity College. Due to LCCC's partner-
ship \ith Saint Leo Uni.eritN to of-
fer bachelor's degrees on the campus
of LCCC I was able to continue my
education where surroundings were
familiar and the faculty and staff was
friendly and helpful.
Saint Leo University offered bach-
elor's degrees in several areas right
on LCCC's campus. I did not have to
change living arrangements nor did
I have to change workplaces. Lake
City Community College offered
higher education with convenience.
My classes were each one night per
week and the option ;of Saturday
classes was also available. I was able
to work a full schedule during the
week and on weekends without inter-
ruption'of my income. Of course, I
chose Saint Leo's university program
right at home on the Lake City cam-
pus.
Looking back, I am completely sat-
isfied %,ith the choices I made, with
the choices made available to me
through LCCC. The Lake City cam-
pus gave me everything I needed in
order to accomplish academic excel-
lence. The encouraging faculty and
staff made the transition a valuable
experience. The support of my near-
by family and friends made a life-


Practical Nursing Students Complete Their

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These students have successful-
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Program at Lake City Community
College. Their pinning ceremony
was held on December 7, 2007.


changing experience simple. From
I the time I began my college career
1 until its completion, Lake City Com-
munity College held my hand until I
was ready to began a career, a career
I was ready for because LCCC gave
me a chance at multiple opportunities
within the confines of my hometown.
Now that's what I call a hometown
advantage.
To learn more about Lake City
Community College, visit the col-
lege's Web site at www.lakecitycc,.
* edu or call the admissions office at
1 (386) 754-4287. Explore the Web site
to see the many programs offered at
LCCC or call and set up an appoint-
ment for an onsite meeting and cam-
pus visit. You'll be glad you called
LCCC!
1 Boyd is a graduate of Lake City
Community College and is currently
employed by Baptist Health-South in
Montgomery, Alabama. She can be
reached via e-mail at rlboyd@bap-
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Operation Christmas
Child-local families
filling hearts with
Christmas cheer
We, the Operation Christmas Child
area coordinators, would like to share
with you about how the residents of
the Suwannee Valley Region and
North Central Florida Area have giv-
en generous this holiday season in
order for hurting and needy children
around the world to receive Christmas
gifts. The 2007 Operation Christmas
Child Collection Center collected
16,040 gift-filled shoe boxes which
will be filling children's hearts with,
Christmas cheer. The children will
experience "The power of a simple
Gift" because people like you give so
much back to the community.
The shoe boxes collected, filled
with small toys, hygiene items, school
supplies and personal notes, will join
a total of more than 8 million shoe
box gifts to be hand-delivered to chil-
dren in more than 90 countries. For
many children, this will be the first
Christmas gift they ever receive a
Christmas gift.
On behalf of Operation Christmas
Child, we want to express our sin-
cere thanks to all the local residents,
churches and groups who packed
shoe box gifts, to the volunteers who
helped with the collection of 16,040
gift-filled shoe boxes in the Suwan-
nee Valley Region and North Central
Florida Area. Through their partner-
ship in service, these shoe box gifts
will be a source of joy and hope in
the life of a child this Christmas sea-
son. Soon 16,040 children will have
the biggest smiles on their faces as
they open their gift-filled shoe box
that came from caring, generous
folks such as you. For many of these
children it will be the first gift they
have ever received.
Though the Suwannee Collection
Center location is closed until next
year, there is still time to send a gift-
filled shoe box to a child overseas.
Gifts are received year-round at Sa-
maritan's Purse, 801 Bamboo Road,
Boone, N.C. 28607. For information
on packing a shoe box gift, go online
to www.samaritanspurse.org or call
1-800-353-5949. Watch the video
of 2007 Motorcycle Fun Run by go-
ing to www.samaritanspurse.org and
watch Ride with a Cause. Thanks
again to everyone who gave so gen-
erously!
Mark your calendar, 2008 Opera-
tion Christmas Child National Col-
lection Week is November 17 24,
2008. The Shoebox Motorcycle Fun
Run will be Saturday, November 15,
2008. It is not too early to start pre-
paring for 2008.
From the Coordinators of the Su-
wannee Valley Region and North
Central Florida Area, Operation


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Trenton Treadlers to
meet December 18
The Trenton Treadlers Neigh-'
borhood Group of the AMERI-
CAN SEWING GUILD will hold,
its monthly meeting at 10:00 a.m.
next Tuesday morning, December
18, 2007 at the Suwannee Valley
Quilt Shoppe in Trenton. We are
making rice bag warmers and door
draft stoppers. Bring your personal
sewing tools and a 3 pound bag of


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als are being provided at no cost.
Also, instead of door prizes,
there will be a wrapped gift ex-
change. The gifts should not be
costly and, ideally they should be
something you have made. We
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Front Row: Left to right: Gena Gaston (Alachua), Heather Sherman (Baker), Jaime Etheridge (Union),
Amy Mercer (Columbia), Kathryn Holmes (Columbia), Crystal Miller (Columbia), and Kristina Im-
ler (Alachua). Middle Row: Left to right: Chrysanne Hendon (Columbia), Danielle Olive (Columbia),
Jessica Castlen (Union), Lisa Long (Levy), Carissa Dugan (Columbia), Jessica Jones (Union), Clanitra
Kelsey (Columbia), Monica Cannon (Columbia), Robin Lee (Columbia), Theresa Layton (Suwannee),
Kathy Minton (Columbia), and Patricia Shirkey (Union). Back Row: Left to Right: Amanda Cloud
(Columbia), Constance Christophel (Columbia), Jeremy Moore (Columbia), Adam Copher (Baker),
Keith Haase (Columbia), Jeffrey Dukes (Columbia), Jason Myers (Gilchrist), Tina Sheppard (Levy),
Maria Diaz de Arce (Columbia), and Ebony Perry (Alachua). Not pictured: Tracy Rhoden (Baker).


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Three Joyful Hearts all celebrating October birthdays. From left to
right Elaine's best friend Edith, Mary Lou and Jackie...many more
ladies.


Raising spirits at our Halloween Howl were Paulene Martin, Elaine
Nemeth, Heidi Kamp and Marvine Deer.


JoyfuCH-e art
It's hard to believe that Christmas 9:00 a.i
is staring us right in the face and ev- share.
eryone is frantically rushing to get all Satur&
those gifts in the making finished in p.m. is c
the nick of time...pardon the pun. ner. Ev
So, on Wednesday, December 5th out and
sixteen of us assembled to quilt, ered disi
Swedish, knit, crochet and deck the meetyoi
halls with more than just boughs season a
of holly. Under Cathy's direction to pay a
Christmas elves turned our meeting pay.
place into a Christmas wonderland 'Til ne
and it looks great. good wi
Qur next meeting Wednesday, De-
cember 19th, is our Christmas party.
We will meet at the regular time of


Q'uilters
m. Bring a finger food to
day, December 15th at 5:00
our Community Holiday Din-
eryone is welcome to come
join us. Please bring a cov-
h to share. It's a great way to
ur neighbors and celebrate the
and birth of a babe that came
debt we owed but could not

ext time; Peace on earth and
11 toward men.
A joyful heart
Marilyn Runde


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Sheriff and judges want Public
Safety Committee to follow statute
(Continued from page 1)


on hold until the total financial im-
pact could be determined.
Ron McQueen presented the find-
ings, which the Commission had
asked Mills Engineering to give
the board an independent report, on
the actual condition of the Gilchrist
County Jail. McQueen explained
that the evaluation was to identify
the structural condition as well as
the health safety, fire, electrical and
plumbing conditions of the 45-year
old facility.
McQueen explained that the engi-
neer reported to the Commission that
the facility was found to be structural
sound; however, there were several
indications that code violations did
exist. The report indicated that the
roof over which was added to the
structure in 1990 was in need of re-
pair. He also noted repairs and main-
tenance needs do exist on both elec-
trical and plumbing throughout the
jail. The engineer report explained
that the life safety codes generally
meet with some need for upgrades
and repairs.
Sheriff Turner disagreed and ex-
pressed his concern and pointed out
the issues with both electrical and
plumbing are serious and not miner.
Lieutenant Brown reported the cur-
rent inmate population at 35 in the
Gilchrist County Jail, while 7 were
housed in Dixie County and 4 inmates
were being held in Levy County Jail.
The chairman explained that the
board had discussed options that
were being considered to a totally
newly constructed jail facility. .
Judge Frederick Smith commented
on the current facility and that the
county should be making necessary
repairs until a new facility could be
constructed. The State Attorney and
Sheriff Turner both expressed con-
cerns with the actual conditions of
the electrical and plumbing issues in
the present jail facility. Bill Cervone
made a motion and received a sec-
ond for the County to explore costs
to make all necessary repairs to the
current jail facility.
John McPherson asked if the coun-
cil was interested in exploring the
options of converting the existing
jail to be used as an Administrative
facility and adding a new construc-
tion for cells or a pod. The committee
did not take any action involving his
proposal.
Sheriff Turner discussed with the


committee that Florid Statute .951.26
which establishes the Public Safety
Coordinating Council and its charge.
The Sheriff expressed the alternatives
and diversion programs that could be
offered. Judge Smith discussed elec-
tronic monitoring and the associated
cost and needed supervision of the
inmates on this type of program.
Ms. Leah Vail pointed out the men-
tal health issues of those incarcerated
and their evaluation at the jail.
Judge Smith discussed using the
court calendar and identifying those
in jail that may need special services
as a way to move them through the
judicial system.
Sheriff Turner identified the ques-
tion of voting members of the council
as compared to the additional mem-
bers added by county ordinance. The
county attorney discussed the ordi-
nance and why the Board of County
Commissioners added the county
attorney, county administrator, and
clerk of court to the committee.
The committee recommended lim-
iting the membership to the statutory
requirements. The county attorney
recommended to the County Com-
mission to amend the ordinance to
remove the three additional appoint-
ments to the committee. The County
Commission advised the attorney to
revise the ordinance and bring it back
to the Commission in January 2008.
Sheriff Turner advised the, commit-
tee that he had a five-year plan pre-
pared and he would present it to the
committee in the next meeting.

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BLOG CABIN QUILTERS


Alice Mae Haire makes scrap quilts and this is a great way to use all
the little pieces that you don't want to throw away.


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, December 6 at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was, a busy day
as each member had to find a place
to work to get around all the quilts
and crafts. The quilt room is full of
tables with lots of all kinds of crafts
that would make beautiful gifts. But,
it was a joyful day as we had ladies
from Dudley Farm come to visit and
have lunch with us. Doris Beauchamp
volunteers over there and invited the
ladies to come visit.
So for we have had a great quilt
show; we have had many visitors
from many places and we notice the
people from Canada are here to get
out of the cold. We do leave every-


thing up until after the first of the
year and you can come out and get
great gifts.
We want to thank Mary Mahoney
from Gainesville who brought over
so many beautiful scraps for us to use.
Many projects are made from fabric
that is brought in and we can use all
of them. We don't throw any away;
we end up making pin cushions.
Lunch was so good with meat loaf,
rice, sweet potato casserole, lots of
vegetables, salads and desserts. As
always we always have plenty and
Doris B's chicken and rice was so
good.
Winnelle Home


FWC sets new requirements


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) ap-
proved a new rule concerning exhibi-
tion of Class I wildlife and venomous
reptiles Thursday.
Owners of Class I (potentially very
dangerous) wildlife must maintain a
list of names, addresses and phone
numbers of contiguous landowners
and neighbors and notify the FWC
immediately if an animal escapes
from its enclosure, cage, leash or
other constraint.
Also, they are required to have a
captive wildlife critical incident/di-


saster plan that describes what they
will do in the event of a hurricane,
flood or fire to prevent animals from
escaping, They must maintain the
neighbor-notification information in
the plan.
"These new requirements are
aimed at better protecting the public
should an incident occur involving,
Class I captive wildlife which can
cause harm," said Capt. Linda Harri-
son of the FWC's Investigations Sec-
tion. "However, we are mindful not
to take away the rights of responsible
wildlife owners.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2007


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James D. "Jimmy"
Farrell
James D. "Jimmy" Farrell, 75,
passed away at his home in Cedar
Key. Born in Chapel Hill, NC he
has been in the area for 10 years. He
served in the US Navy and was a po-
lice officer with the Chapel Hill, NC
Police Department for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly
Farrell of Cedar Key; daughter, Amy
Probst of Tallahassee; stepsons, John
Foreman and Andy Foreman, both
of North Carolina; sister, Marion
Lamson of North Carolina; brother,
Hubert Farrell of New Jersey; and 4
grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mrs. Wava L. Snyder
Wava L. Snyder, 74, of Old Town,
passed away December 4th at Haven
Hospice in Chiefland. Born in Buck-
hannon, West Virginia, she moved
to this area from Brevard County in
1992. She was a hairdresser and at-
tended the Lighthouse Word Church.
She was a member of the FMC Asso-
ciation, Good Sams Club, and SOW-
ERS (Servant On Wheels Ever Ready
To Serve) and enjoyed camping, sew-
ing, painting and playing the organ.
She is survived by her husband
of 56 years, Nelson Snyder of -Old
Town; her sons, Eric N. Snyder and
Lyle D. Snyder, both of Brevard
County FL; brother, Hulien Linger,
and sister, Carolyn Ann Armstrong,
both of Buckhannon, West Virginia;
and 4 grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, December
7 at 6:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Fu-
neral Services, Chiefland with Pastor
Walter Turner officiating. Visitation
one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mr. Dewett Stewart
Mr. Dewett Stewart passed away
on December 4, 2007 at his residence
in Bell. He was 58 years old. Dewett
was born on March 27, 1949 in Mayo.
His parents were Raleigh and Lynette
Stewart. He was a lifelong resident of
Gilchrist County. Dewett was a diesel


mechanic and he attended Church of
God in Bell.
Dewett is preceded in death by
two brothers; Ricky Stewart and Mae
Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Aletha
Douglas Stewart of Bell; two daugh-
ters, Sheila Hernandez and Collene
Stewart both of Bell; one son, Dewitt
Eugene Stewart of Bell; two sisters,
Geraldine Douglas of High Springs
and Janet Jenkins of Bell; nine grand-
children and three great-grandchil-
dren.
The funeral service for Mr. Stew-
art was held on Thursday, December
6, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at
Watson Funeral Home with Pastor
Glen Kite conducting the service.
Visitation was held on Wednesday,
December 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
Ending
December 10, 2007
On November 19, 2007, James
T. Newsom, 12/5/57, was arrested
on two counts of VOP/Worthless
Checks.
On November 19, 2007, Monique
L. Deloach, 12/15/84, was arrested
on two counts of VOP/Worthless
Checks.
On November 20, 2007, Pearlie A.
Williams, 9/16/56, was arrested on
charges of Fraud/Insufficient Funds
and FTA/ Worthless Checks.
On November 21, 2007, Ronald
D. Mitschell, 10/17/60, was arrested
on the charge of Disorderly Intoxica-
tion.
On November 24, 2007, Nicholas
R. Lightfoot, 12/10/78, was arrested
on charges of DWLSR with Knowl-
edge and Attached Tag not Assigned.
On November 25, 2007, Rodney
D. Sparks, 8/22/65, was arrested on
the charge of .DWLSR.
On November 26, 2007, Starla M.
,Ward, 4/29/73, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Worthless Checks.
On November 27, 2007, Larry S.
Goolsby, 8/8/73, was arrested on the


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charge of FTA/Assault.
On November 27, 2007, Leon A.
Davis, 4/28/82, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Reckless Driving
with Property Damage.
On November 27, 2007, Travis
S. Willis, 7/12/84, was arrested on
charges of Leaving Scene of Acci-
dent with Injuries, No Valid Drivers'
License and Leaving Scene of Acci-
dent with Property Damage.
On November 28, 2007, Donald C.
Hite, 9/4/86, was arrested on charges
of Possession of Controlled Sub-
stance without a Prescription (two
counts), Possession of Less than 20
Grams and Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia.
On November 28, 2007, Kelly R.
McNeeley, 3/12/85, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Controlled
Substance without a Prescription
(two counts), Possession of Less than
20 Grams and Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia.
On November 28, 2007, Nathan
E. Turner, 9/17/87, was arrested on
three counts of VOP/Grand Theft.
On November 30, 2007, Duane
E. Dessert, 3/15/62, was arrested on
charges of Criminal Mischief and
Grand Theft.
On December 1, 2007, Thomas M.
Ridgell, 8/11/67, was arrested on the
charge of Disorderly Intoxication.
On December 1, 2007, Renee
Fowler, 7/31/67, was arrested on
d' charges of Burglary and Larceny/Pe-
tit Theft First Degree $100 to $300.
On December 2, 2007, Robert L.
Lanum, 10/31/40, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On December 2, 2007, Michael
W. Hamoe, 9/14/65, was arrested on
charges of DUI and No Valid Drivers
License for Motorcycles.
On December 2, 2007, Jeffery L.
Underwood, 1/4/61, was arrested
on the charge of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia.
On December 2, 2007, Kalonnie
L. Jackson, 4/10/87, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine,
Possession of Cocaine with Intent,
Possession of Less than 20 Grams,
Possession of Cannabis with Intent
to Sell, Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia.
On December 2, 2007, Justin S.
Mitchem, 2/9/89, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine,
Resist without Violence, Possession
of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Pos-
session of Less than 20 Grams, Tam-
pering with Evidence, Possession of
Cannabis with Intent, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia.
On December 2, 2007, Ramona A.
Williams, 1/19/79, was arrested on
the charge of Possession of Less than
20 Giams Possessior of Cainnabis
On December 2. 2007. Naaic L.
Reed, 11 28'58, as arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On December 4, 2007, Edward F.
Mosely, 11/12/76, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Grand Theft.
On December 5, 2007, Kim .L.
Randolph, 12/20/55, was arrested on
a Writ of Bodily Attachment.
On December 6, 2007, Jeremy D.
Brown, 10/29/84, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of Controlled
Substance.
On December 7, 2007, a Juvenile
was arrested on the. charge of Bur-
glary of a Conveyance. '
On December 6, 2007, Robert L.
Alvord, 6 29 S2. was arrested on
charges of VOP/Grand Theft (Ala-
chua County), VOP/Order to take
into Custody (Dixie County), VOP/


Burglary of Structure/Grand Theft
(Marion County).
On December 7, 2007, James
S. Scott, 5/12/74, was arrested on
a Martin County Warrant with the
charge of Violation of Probation.
On December 7, 2007, Kalonie
L. Jackson, 4/10/87, was arrested
on charges of Bond Surrender, Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia, Pos-
session of Marijuana Less than 20
Grams and Possession of Cocaine.
On December 9, 2007, Joshua L.,,
Johnson, 7/18/83, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Grand Theft/Bur-
glary.


Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Charles Courtot to Charles Courtot
and Anita M. Courtot, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 19 and 20 Block E Two
Rivers Estates Unit 2.
Karen Sue Brown a/k/a Karen Sue
Travis n/k/a Karen Brown Cavanah
to Bradley E. Forbes and Clyde S.
Forbes, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Southeastern Funding Partners,
LLLP to Suwannee River Springs,
Inc., quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 7
Block 16 Suwannee River Estates
North.
Felecia D. Barron and Jackie Ray
Barron, Jr., to Jackie Ray Barron,
Jr., and Felecia D. Barron, quit claim
deed, $10.00.
Michael W. Stalvey and Minnie H.
Stalvey to Diana J. Wilcox Silsby,
general warranty deed, $180,000.00,
Lot 1 Block F Suwannee.
Mac C. Johnson and Dana D. John-
son to Wayne Howe, general warran-
ty deed, $260,000.00.
Jeannette B. Vann to Steven K.
Beach and Penny L. Beach, general
warranty deed, $300,000.00.
William B. Locklear and Vernon
D. Philman, statutory warranty deed,
$10,000.00.
Angela Denett Johnson f/k/a Ange-
la Denett Minshew to Felippe Carlton
McElroy and Belinda Lee McElroy,
general warranty deed, $80,000.00.
Nancy M. Rogets and Nancy M.
Rogers Revocable Living Trust to
Larry Rogers and Nancy M. Rogers,
warranty deed, $10.00 Lot 3 Sunny
Pointe.
Charles Courtot to Charles Courtot
and Anita M. Courtot, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 19 and 21 Block E Two
Rivers Estates Unit 2.
Donald E. Walker to James D. He-
drick and Bonnie D. Hedrick, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Block 3
Sun N Fun.
Roger Snyder, to Cathy Snyder,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 7 Cain
Mill \ood s.
\\ ilbur C. Thomas to L' Park It Here.
Inc., \arrani\ deed. $115.90.00. -
William Royster to U Park It
Here, Inc., statutory warranty deed,
$65,600.00.
Louis Fason to Jimmy Crews and
Linda Crews, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 40 Ayers Estates.
Susana E. Odreman to Kasaca
Investments, LLC, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 17 Magnolia Meadows.
Susana E. Odreman to Kasaca
Investments, LLC, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 7 Magnolia Meadows. .
William D. Rose to William D.
Rose and Gloria Hall, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 6 Cain Mill Woods
2.
Cindy S. Boyd and Lajawn Glad-
ney to Ruth Annette Cruz and Kal-
fred Cruz, general warranty deed,


North Florida Livestock Report


Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, December 5, 2007, were: this
week 1017, last week 979 and last
year 691.
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 lower. Feeder steers and heif-
ers 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Feeder and
replacement cows steady. 14 percent
slaughter cows, 5 percent slaughter
bulls, 36 percent feeder steers under
600 pounds, 1 percent over, 26 per-
cent feeder heifers under 600 pounds,
2 percent over, and 12 percent feeder
and replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1210-1485 (1295) 44.50-
51.00 (47.79).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 845-1190 (1043) 45.00-52.00
(46.75); 805-1130 (950) 38.00-44.00
(40.89) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1:1265-1420
(1359) 48.00-55.00 (52.55); 1500-
1900 (1688) 53.50-60.00 (56.77).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 215-245 (224)
130.00-135.00 (131.50); 260-290
(274) 127.00-134.00 (129.01); 300-
330 (318) 120.00-129.00 (125.56);
360-375 .(367) 104.00-110.00
(107.32); 410-435 (422) 103.00-
110.00 (106.74); 455-499 (484)
97.00-106.00 (102.75); 510-545
(529) 100.00-105.00 (103.23); 560-
585 (580) 95.00-103.00 (98.27); 615-
625 (622) 96.00-97.00 (96.75).


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3:213-230 (225) 108.00-
115.00 (110.23); 285-290 (289)
107.00-112.00 (110.35); 310-330
(315) 102.00-107.00 (103.31); 360-
385 (371) 95.00-100.00 (97.94); 420-
445 (431) 100.00-103.00 (101.40);
465-485 (478) 88.00-93.00 (89.62);
510-535 (521) 85.00-90.00 (87.49);
565-595 (582) 78.00-86.00 (82.94).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 260-285 (280) 108.00-110.00
(108.90); 305-335 (320) 100.00-
106.00, (103.91); 350-385 (373)
94.00-100.00 (97.70); 400-430 (418)
90.00-95.00 (93.65); 465-490 (476)
84.00-89.00 (86.88); 540-545 (544)
81.00-89.00 (84.25); 565-595 (575)
80.00-88.00 (84.95); 605-620 (612)
79.00-82.00 (80.52).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 260-285 (273) 89.00-98.00
(92.19); 305-335 (378) 89.00-92.00
(90.37); 355-380 (372) 95.00-96.00
(95.68); 415-445 (437) 84.00-90.00
(86.75); 460-495 (472) 80.00-84.00
(82.02); 510-545 (530) 79.00-81.00
(79.48); 630-645 (636) 64.00-70.00
(66.43).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Middle-Aged: 745-780 (760) 69.00-
80.00 (73.59) 4-6 months bred;
825-1175 (975) 53.00-84.00 (64.13)
4-6 months bred; 1285-1320 (1297)
.50.00-60.00- (53.63) ,4-6 months
bred.


$143,100.00, Lot 5 Carrie Jo Estates Lot 1 Block E. Sun 'N Fun Unit 6.
Unit 2. Carroll M. Mixon to Norfleet
Timmy J. Bartusek to Gertrude G. Properties, LLLP, warranty deed,
Bartusek, grant, bargain, and sale $500,000.00.
deed, $10.00. Thetis Ellen Martirrn- to Pame-
Larry Rogers and Nancy M. Rog- la V. Stutzman, warranty deed,
ers to Larry Rogers, Nancy M. Rog- $129,000.00, 'Lot, 21 High Springs
ers, Jason Jones, and Karrie Rogers Heights.
Jones, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 3 Douglas K. McKoy and Gregory
Sunny Pointe. V. Beauchamp to Title Resource
Curtis L. Phillips and Paula Phil- Holding Company, LLC, Warranty
lips to Jennifer V. Geer, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot2 1, 23, 24, and 25
deed, $10.00. Greenway of Fanning Springs.
Jan L. Grimes to Christopher C. .Theodore M. Burt and Pamela D.
Palmer and April Palmer, warranty Burt to Gilchrist County Board of
deed, $10.00. County Commissioners, v.arranti,'
Wrights Investments, LLC. to deed, $190,000.00, Lot 2 Block 26
Justin P. Spears, warranty deed, Trenton A.
$104,500.00, Lot 15 Pines Estates. Joseph W. Halliday and Denise L.
Michael J. Zak to Michael J. Zak Halliday to Donald Lillard, warranty
and Scott M. Zak, warranty deed, deed, $20,000.00, Lot 4 Bl.o1.k A V'a-
$10.00. ter Lake Subdivision.
Lois Elaine Dorman to Lois E. Virginia A. Chauncey Boyette f/
Dorman trustee and Lois E. Dorman k/a Virginia A. Boyette to Mark A.
Revocable Trust, quit claim deed, Hilliard, Sr. to Cheryl T. Hilliard,
$10.00. warranty deed, $10.00.
Ronald W. Stevens to Johnny C. David E. Roberts and Wanda L.
Johnson, warranty deed, $8,000.00, Roberts to Robert Glenn McKinney
Lot 30 Block B Andrews Coleman. arid Melissa J. McKinney, corrective
Thomas J. Smith and Anna J. Smith arrant, deed. 10.00. Lot 5 Pines of
to Ch-les H. McDonald and Jamce Otter Spnngs. Fir-st Addition.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-0103
GREGORY A. PLETCHER and
MARILYN J. PLETCHER, Husband
and Wife,
Plaintiffs.
vs.
THE ESTATE OF LEONA C.
SWOAP, ERIC SWOAP AND LEIGH
SWOAP, The Children of LEONA
C. SWOAP, UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, CREDITORS and
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
INTEREST
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF LEONA C.
SWOAP, ERIC SWOAP AND
LEIGH SWOAP, The Children
of LEONA C. SWOAP,
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, CREDITORS and
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES
IN INTEREST
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a complaint for declaratory judgment
has been filed Gregory A. Pletcher and
Marilyn J. Pletcher, husband and wife;
and you are required to serve a copy of
your answer or other pleading on the
Plaintiff's attorney, RAY E. THOMAS,
JR. of RAY E. THOMAS, JR. P.A., at
Post Office Box 39 Bell, Florida 32619,
and file the original answer or pleading
in the office of the Clerk of the Court for
Gilchrist County, Florida, P.O. Box 37,
Trenton, Florida 32693, on or before the
20th day of September, 2005.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, judgment
by default will be taken against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal, this
28th day of November, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Gilchrist County, Florida
P.O. Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. December 6, 13, 2007b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 2007-40-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
JACK KIRSHNER A/K/A JACOB
KIRSHNER,
Deceased/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JACK KIRSHNER A/K/A JACOB KIR-
SHNER, deceased, whose date of death
was December 30, 2006, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 112 S. Main St., P.O. Box 37,
Trenron, Florid:i 3269-'The rnrnies and
adde'ses( of the personal representautve
and the per-bonal representam e's atorne)
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS


AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is December 6. 2007.
WILLIAM H. BEHRENFELD
Attorney for Harriet Loshin
Florida Bar No. 302414
1800 Second Street, Suite.790
P.O. Box 4217
Sarasota, FL 34230-4217
Telephone: (941) 365-7887
Fax: (941) 365-9094
Personal Representative:
HARRIET LOSHIN
4 Leaf Court .
Melville, NY 11747
Pub. December 6, 13, 2007b.


NOTICE
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
tee, representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on Wednesday, December 19th,
2007 at 9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main of-
fice, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal
River, FL. 34429. Please contact Co-
alition staff at 352-563-9939 if you have
any questions. Public participation is
welcome.'
Pub. December 13, 2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 21-2007-CP-0048
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DORIS PLOTT, also known as
DORIS B. PLOTT,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DO-
RIS PLOTT, also known as DORIS B.
PLOTT, deceased, whose date of death
was November 1, 2007, File Number
21-2006-CP-0048, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Gilchrist County Courthouse, Post Office
Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. The name
and address of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent apd
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been ,er\ed mu.[ file
their claimswith the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3- MONTHS A-F'IE.R.jTlE,
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
/ All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL


BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is December 13, 2007. -
Attorney for Personal Representative:
R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP
Florida Bar No. 110207
LAW OFFICE OF R. LUTHER
BEAUCHAMP
Attorney for Personal Representative
19 NE Third Street
Post Office Box 10
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone: (352) 493-2525
Personal Representative:
PATTI MIKELL BOOTH
5306 Pimlico Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Pub. December 13, 20, 2007b.

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Canvassing Board of the City of Trenton,
Florida, will meet on Wednesday, De-
cember 19, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. at the of-
fice of David M. Lang, Jr., Trenton City
Attorney, located at 204 Southeast First
Street, Trenton, Florida for the purpose
of Declaring the Results of the Municipal
Run-off Election for 2007 for the seat of
Mayor-Commissioner between Lavaughn
Sessions and Glen Thigpen. The public
is invited and encouraged to attend.
Please take notice that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made, which includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. December 13, 2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CASE NO. 38-2007-CP-00045
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
STEPHEN ANDREW JACKSON,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that a Formal
Administration has been filed in the Es-
tate of STEPHEN ANDREW JACK-
SON, Deceased, File Number 2007-CP-
000045, by the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton,
FL 32693.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent and other


persons having claims or demands against
Decedent's estate on whom a copyof this
notice is served within three months or
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors. of the Decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the Decedent must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is,December 13, 2007.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 178770
P. O. Box 1.129
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone: (352) 493-1458
Person Giving Notice:
FRANCES KAY REED
9500 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Trenton, FL 32693
Pub. December 13,20, 2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-72
Washington Mutual Bank,
Plaintiff
vs.'
Thetis Ellen Martin a/k/a Ellen
Martin and Michael Lee Martin;
Unknown Parties in Possession #1;
If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s)
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
' Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated December 4. 2007,
entered in Civil Case No. 21-2007-CA-
72 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, wherein Washington Mutual
Bank, Plaintiff and Thetis Ellen Martin
a/k/a Ellen Martin and Michael Lee
Martin are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE
SOUTH PORTICO OFTHE GILCHRIST
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED
AT 112 SOUTH MAIN STREET,
TRENTON, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on IF January
7. 2008 the following described property
as set forth in ,said Final Judgment, to-


wit:
LOT NINETEEN (19) OF
HIGH SPRINGS HEIGHTS, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT
RECORDED INPLATBOOK 2,PAGE
43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTERESTINTHE 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.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South
Main, P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Sale: If you are hearing
impaired call: 1-800-955-8771; if you are
voice impaired call: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at Trenton, Florida, this 5th
day of December, 2007.
JOSEPH GILLIAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Gilchrist County, Florida
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO &.FISHMAN, LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
07-80851T
Pub. December 13, 20, 2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FILE NO. 21-2007-CP-0049
PROBATE DIVISION'
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DANNY THOMAS,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DANNY THOMAS, deceased, whose
date of death was September 28, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 37, TrentOn,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other person having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
'ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL'
TBAl7OREVER-fARIWED '-,: ..'T
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH.ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this


Notice is December 13,2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-78100
Personal Representative:
James S. Thomas
173 Tanners Lane
Homerville, GA 31634
Pub. December 13, 20, 2007b.

INVITATION TO BID
Item: Bell Town Hall Roofing
Project
Location: Bell Town Hall
3240 W. Railroad Lane
Bell, FL 32619
Bid#: 12.06.07
ANNOUNCEMENT
Notice is hereby given that Bid Pro-
posals will be received on the following,
the Bell Town Hall Roofing Project, by
the Town of Bell until 12:00 p.m. on De-
cember 19, 2007 at Town Hall located at
3240 W. Railroad Lane, Bell, FL 32619.
Bid review and selection will be made by
the Town Council on January 3, 2008 at
6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be
heard. If you have any questions, please
call 352-463-6288.
Please address all bids to:
Town of Bell
P.O. Box 116
Bell, FL 32619
Please submit ten (10) copies of the
bid. Bids should be marked with the
Bid # 12.06.07 Town of Bell-Town Hall
Roofing Bid. Staff of Town of Bell may
review Bids prior to the public hearing in ,
order to communicate with contractors
regarding specifications, pricing, etc.
Please be advised that the Town of Bell
reserves the right to waive formalities in
ahy Bid, to accept or reject any or all Bids
in whole or in part, with or without cause,
and to accept the Bid that in their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of the
Town of Bell.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Town of Bell intends to contract
the Town Hall roofing project to include:
, 1) Repair, replacement, and/or roofing
over the existing metal roof as. determined
to be the needed and most cost effective.
Pub. December 13,,2007b.


Florida Museum hosts
29th annual Collectors
Day January 5
The Floridh Museum of Natural
History will host its 29th annual Col-'
lectors Day from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on
Jan. 5. The event is free and open to:
the public.
Visitors will encounter a wide va-
riety of personal collections at this
family-oriented event, ranging from
corkscrews and antique cars to, sports
and war memorabilia. Local collec-
'tors will be available to share their
passion for their collections.
Collectors Day is the Florida Mu:"
seum's longest-running and one of
its most popular public programs.
For more information call (352) 273-
2061.


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PITCHES 6 FIELDS
'- TOM WILKIE
S352-463-2584
'352-538-5072

DISASTER/STORM RECOVERY
LAND CLEARING & SITE PREP -
TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL ,
BACKHOE & BUSH HOG
BOX BLADE Insured




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* Driveways

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As a local independent agent, we can design an insurance program
that's just right for you and your family. Give the people you love
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9,uto-Owners Insurance


Nature Coast Insurance
12372 NW HWY 19, Chiefland, FL 32626
352-493-2565


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NEW HOMES RENOVATIONS
ADDITIONS (GARAGES
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Automobiles

2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24 2D Coupe:
Automatic, very cold a/c, 142K miles,
black exterior, clean black interior, pwr
sunroof, pwr windows, pwr locks. $4,500
OBO. MUST SELL! (386) 965-4363 am-
bercscott87@yahoo.com email for pics .
2tb,12-6-12-13


[ Livestock

REG. TENNESSEE WALKING
HORSES FOR SALE: Ivory Pal fil-
lies (5 mo) spotted & bay, 2 yr gelding,
broodmare. Quality, natural going. 386-
935-2880.
ltp,12-13


For S ----


NEW ITEMS: Jeans $6,
Christmas gift items, leather
NASCAR items. Fri. & Sat. 8a
207 NE 2nd Avenue, Trenton.


For Sale j

WE ARE OPEN! Eclectic Nature
Affordable Antiques, Collectibles and
Gifts. Located on Hwy. 19 in Fanning
Springs, just south of Point of View and
Been There Bargains. We are open Tues.-
Sun. Stop in and say Hello! Look for the
big round window.
ltp,12-6

PEANUT HAY: 4x5 round rolls, $27.
(386) 935-4499.
6tb,12-6-1-101

2005 YAMAHA PW 80 DIRT BIKE
$800.00. Good condition. For morel
information please call 352-463-1008.
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["Yaird Sales


Yard Sale Sat. 12/15 8AM to ? 910 SE
clothing, 43 AVE (232/47) 352-214-0907 Ryobi
jackets, Interchangable yard tool w/attach. Wil-
am ??? son Golf clubs,& Bag (w/access.) Basket-
Ball Hoop & stand (portable), Shop Vac,
ltb,12-6 Murray Beach Bike, Casio keyboard,
Karoke Machine, Computers, Phones
(cell & land),Toys, Clothes, Kitchen, &
Everything.


'utvannee itber Abriners will hold their:

COUNTRY BREAKFAST
7am- 10:30am
$4 per plate, All-U-Can-Eat (Will be $5 effective Jan. 1st)
(Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee and tea)
PURE CANE SYRUP FOR SALE -
TURKEY SHOOT 9am- ???
$2 per shot, We Furnish The Shells
(12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge)
Saturday, December 15th
1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs on SR-26
For more info call: 352-542-9284


C LASSFIED ADS $500 M INIMUM FOR 20 WORDS 10 CENTS ED S
k CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FORp 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.,


Lost & Found r


LOST DOG: Gray male Wein
yr old, lost mid-November, near
mentary. Please call w/any info
(352) 214-8789.


[Pets& Supplies

MALE CHIHUAHUA: Short-haired,
registered. $300 obo. 352-535-5779.
tfhb,11-15


jMotorcycles

Check out ChieflandMotorcycles.com
for quality pre-owned motorcycles. Buy-
Sell-Trade.
tfhb,5-3


F -r ---c--s
Ser vices ]


naraner, 6 ELMORE'S SIMULATED BRICK &
r Bell Ele- STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
. Reward! mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
ltb,12-13 5542, 214,3702. Fax 352-472-0124.
tfpb-9-15


PRESSURE WASHING,
ING, DECK & PATIO BUI
and HOME REPAIRS & IMP
MENT: Reasonable prices, dep
insured and professional. Shamr
vices, 352-463-1212 day or even
weekends.


MOWER & CHAINSAW PA
Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, ai
da. Blades for most mowe
Beauchamp S4w Shop
493-4904


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ELDING
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Help Wanted i


MECHANIC NEEDED -M
yrs experience must have refer
tools required. Good pay for
son. AD Andrews Nursery. Si
to "Mechanic Position" PO
Chiefland, FL 32626-1126, o0
Phillips at 352-535-5938.


FARMER Immediate Open
experienced farmer or persons
cultural background need ap]
semi-retired or retired. Cal
Matthews at 352-535-5720 or
drews Nursery 352-493-1199.


.....' VACANCIES"
ock Ser- GILCHRIST COUNTY SC
ning and Anticipated Vacanc
High School Mathematics I
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ARTS Bachelor's degree or higher
ARTS accredited institution
SSears, Florida Certification cover
d on- 6-12. Must meet NCLB reqi
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Services

JERRY WILKS FILL DI
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways
demolition, limerock, land
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352
(night)


QUALITY LAWN CARE: C
463-6503.


TREE REMOVAL & DEM
WORK: Mobile homes and
moved. For a Free Estimate C
Wesley with Wesley Sanitati
226-3005.


i DIXIE MONUMENTS/OLD TOWN,
i FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
RT SER- 349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
s, topsoil, Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
clearing, church) 1/2 mile on right. Many 0ol-
)463-6111 ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our. inventory. Com-
tfhb, 11-15 puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
Call Chuck one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
,-12-27 8am-12noon or call for free after hours
appointment.
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houses re-.
'all Johnny
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TRKE REALTY
SINC. SEE OUR LISTINGS
(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com

.ro 'o --,j .. QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
DIXIE CO. BRICK HOME ON HIGH RIVER BLUFF: 3 BR/3 BA: Over 165' river frontage, with tremendous views of the Suwannee River, at this
Old Town property (located right by US-19). Has over 1,700 inside sqft. of comfort, includes spacious BRs, full-service kitchen & more.,Outer features
include built seawalls, attached river deck & dock, 26x48 detached garage/workshop & more...Priced below appraised value...$454,900.
WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with quiet/secluded acreage at end of
country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French doors, raised-hearth fireplace &
more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$299,000.
RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Side-by-side on pasture 2-acre tracts each, these 2006
CB/Stucco-built homes have over 2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, bit/open greatroom & family room, tiled kitchen &
dining area (and breakfast nook), and lots more, with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...$295,000 (each)..
OLD TOWN RIVER-AREA HOME & 1+ LANDSCAPED ACRE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built two-level CB home, on neatly kept 1.06-acre property,
ih:.acd rhj.i, i,.r, d,, i.:. 1 the' Su. .,rue e& Nxrurc C.o:3i Tra.i Bridge (includes S/Ds private boat entry). Over 2700 inside sqft. of comfort, with
Ir.'.'. r.it. r,,-j .i.. e d pride.:. i h.i:. rub i. .:. i-, t,,..mu : i r.'.r:.nr. 1..' 4 4workbldg., and more--call office for Jean/Jim for details...$265,000.
COUNTRY ACRE AGE & CB.BLILT HOME NEAR BELL: 3 BR 2 BA: Lots of large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home
and 8.7-acre tract, just south of town off US-129. Home has spacious living room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, comfortable BR's & more;
property also has 2-level pole bamrn...$225,000.
WELL-BUILT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft.'of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home, on
landscaped 110x150 tract in town. Has spacious living room/dining area, bonus room w/fireplace, full Ikitchen (includes china cabinetry), 2-car garage &
lots more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME AT EXECUTIVE HOMES S/D: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other well-kept homes,
this frame/hardyplank home (on 1.06-acre tract) is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more
inside -- check our website for photos...$174,900.
COUNTRY COTTAGE ON WOODED ACREAGE: 2 BR/2 BA: This property would make a great weekend retreat, a 3.97-acre tract with paved
frontage North .of Bell (also within short drive to river boat dock), with frame-built'cabin & more; home placed behind wooded front to allow for some.
privacy--call Barbara/office fbr full details...Owners have priced to sell...$144,900.
VERY NICE, NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre
tract near Old Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace at main living area, metal roofing, and one-car garage
attached...great location...$139,900.
'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in NE Trenton. Owners have
priced to sell, in 'as is' condition, and home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding & more...Excellent 'fixer-upper'
opportunity for handyperson...$84,900.
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at quiet neighborhood on
'comer tract, with new cabinetry, counters &,appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood flooring, and lots more...Priced to Sell...$79,900.
-- OWNER-FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR THESE PROPERTIES --
OWNER-FINANCE POSSIBLE, FOR NM HOME i 'ACRE AGE N'EAR BE LL: Two separate Manufactured Homes, each on 5-acre wooded tracts near
CR-340, and Owner will consider financing, pending cr..i dceck I oi 'llo.'.n nunimum terms: 20% down pymt., 9.5% yearly interest & .10-20 year loan
term)--call or email our office for all details...$114,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more. Owner will consider financing w/minimum
terms: 20% down payment, 9.5%,yearly interest rate, 15-20 yr. term--call/email office for the details...$78,900.
MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET--
29-ACRE TRACT W/PINES, AND 'AS IS' DOUBLE-WIDE: 4 BR/2 BA: Excellent back-to-nature location close to Fanning Springs, with great future'
investment of over 25 acres in panted pine. Spacious 27x76 Manufactured needs some 'TLC' pr...pert, .,l.. has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn
(w/electric) and more. Call or email to Babara of Jean for further property info...$234,900., .
10 WOODED ACRES, PRIVATE HOME-SITE & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 27x60 Manufactured Home, located on a
natural-woods 10-acre tract, with paved road frontage near Bell & the Suwannee River. Has attached bonus room, large screened porch, 24x48 mnietal barn
(w/office, RV parking), and more...$224,900.
PRICED TO SELL!!! SPACIOUS M/HOME, HORSE BARN, 11 ACRES & MORE: 4 BR/2 BA: Plenty of room to spread out, with fully-fenced
11.34-acres (2 side-by-side tracts), roomy 27x70 2002 Manufactured Home, 33x33 metal barn (with 4 horse stalls/tack-room), all located in East Gilchrist
Co., within short drive to Gainesville/Alachua Co--Owners motivated, say bring offers...$199,900.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: A spacious 28x76 2001 Manufactured Home, on .wooded/secluded 9.4-acres
within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft. of comfort, including full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call or
email Barbara/office for details...$179,900 ..
5 PASTURE ACRES & HOME-SITE NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Would make a fine horse/home property, for this 5-acre fenced tract
along paved County Line Rd., with 14x52 Home, and newly built 24x24 frame addition. Property also has wrap-around porch and lots more...$149,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5 ACRES NEAR TRENTON/SR-26; 2 BR/2 BA: Spacious 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located on:mostly-open
5-acre tract just East of town, with seclusion at road cul-de-sac. Has full kitchen/dining area, large living room, workshop bldg., fenced 1/2-acre animal pen
& more...priced to sell...$119,900.
SPACIOUS HOME & LANDSCAPED TRACT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 28x56 M/Home, with two large attached screened porches &
2-wide carport with metal roof-over, on 115x120 property at Ayers Estates. Inside has roomy BR'a & lots of closet space, large living room, full
kitchen...$69,995.
AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5-BA: Neat/clean 14x56 Manufactured, on one-acre-property with paved
frontage near Bronson. Has all appliances for kitchen/utility-area, two-car metal carport, outbuilding, and large oak in front yard. Owners have priced to
sell quickly...$62,500.
PROPERTY PRICED TO SELL--M/HOME AT AYERS ESTATES: 3 BR/2 BA: Affordably-priced being sold in 'as is' condition, the 26x50
Manufactured (w/metal-'garage addition) is on landscaped tract in town, call or e-mail for full details...$59,900.
AFFORDABLE M/HOME IN NORTHEAST TRENTON: 3 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 14x56 1998 Manufactured Home, on comer lots at Pines Estates
(with city water/sewer/paver-road), 'move-in' ready for Buyer..$43,000.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, a nice mix of woods & pasture. Also has frontage along CR-337, with
well, fencing/gates...$499,900.
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded tract, with road frontage along 2 sides (along Spillers Hwy.), so
potential for multiple home-sites; also next to county park near Old Town...$220,000.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE: An unspoiled, naturally-wooded 5-acre tract available, w/250' frontage along the Suwannee,
located at Shady Bend Air Park S/D near Bell. Call/email our office for the details...$169,900.
5.5 WOODED ACRES, NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: 3 BR/1 BA: Wooded, secluded property, close to SR-26 for quick drive into Gainesville.
Manufactured Home being sold in 'as is' condition; property also has pole barn & outbuildings. Owner motivated...$77,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Seven separate properties available, throughout the Gilchrist & North Levy Co. area--each ready for new home-site,
some with paved front, check with office for all the locations...tract prices start from $51,900.
LOTS TO HALF-TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 near Chiefland, acre tracts start from $20,000 (Bell);
and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $34,900 (in Fanning Springs)
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:


K~ks


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPOaTUNttY


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


TIM PO%\ELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352)463-2155.
tfnb. 11-25


GRAY CONSTRUCTION is seeking
concrete form' carpenters/finishers with
min. 5-10 years exp. Commercial foun-
dations, slabs, and beam exp. required.
Must have valid Florida driver's license.
Apply in person, 222 West Wade Street,
Trenton. EOE/DFWP
ltb,12-13

Gilchrist Countyis looking for j tempo-
rary part-time (3 months) position. 'Pay
range $16.00-$20.00/hour depending pon
experience. To validate census informa-
tion to 911 addressing for Gilchrist Coun-
ty. Computer experience amust, mapping
experience a plus. Flexible hours. Send
resumes to the County Administrator's
Office at 209 SE First Street, Trenton, FL
32693, or e-mail resume to jbrideson@
gilchrist.fl.us. Position open until filled.
Gilchrist County is an EOE/DFWP
ltb,12-6

Help Wanted
15-20 Hour Weeks'
$8,000-$15,000
Very Flexible
24 Hour Info
1-866-715-6604
4rp,I 1-15-12-6

PART-TIME TYPESETTER NEED-
ED: Gilchrist County Journal in Trenton.
Experience with Microsoft Word a must,
experience with Adobe Indesign helpful.
Apply in person at the Gilchrist County
Journal, 207 North Main Street in Tren-
ton. Next to Capital City Bank.
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Anticipated Vacancy
Middle School Social Studies


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Box 1126, Bachelor's degree or higher from an
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Gulf West Supply
617 N.E, Lancaster Street
Trenton, Florida 32693

(352) 463-2335


A Division of

Chiefland Farm Supply


Liquid 'Block
Sup-R-Lix Sup-R-Block


BULK FEED


"A goal Without a plan
is just a wish."


Call today
Jon Reed
Realtor
(352)-222-3374


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Smith & Associates, Inc.

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Priced below appraised value!!! Recently renovated 4 Bedroom
/ 2 Bath home located in the heart of Chiefland. This home
features 2 fireplaces, separate dining room, laundry room,
spacious kitchen and real-wood floors throughout. Storage shed /
workshop located in the back yard. Close to shopping, dining, and
future hospital. Call Today!!!


$115,000


MLS #756608


Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County -
office@jimkingrealty.com
www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR*


In the Rambling Woods S/D you will find this
nice 2/2 SW MH on 2 beautiful acres on the
corner of two paved streets. Close to schools,
shopping, only minutes to the Suwannee River
and a new county park with a new boat ramp.
$68,500 (DMH-757563-JW) 463-6144





Bring the Horses. Almost new DW MH on 6+
acres. This property is fenced, with horse barn,
paddock, new 4" well, 3/2 2005 MH, furnished
or unfurnished. Close to "A" Rated schools,
shopping, and the Suwannee River. $152,000
(GMH-757235-JW) 463-6144





BEAUTIFUL AND MODERN 3/2 HOME IN
A GREAT LOCATION, CONVENIENT TO
EVERYWHERE. THE LAWN IS BEAUTI-
FULLY LANDSCAPED, THE GOURMET
KITCHEN IS INVITING & THE ROOMS
ARE LARGE AND COMFORTABLE.
$259,500. (LR-755305-RH) 493-2221
Call For
More Listings!


Looks like new. Large 2/2 DW MH, on a
paved street with an attached carport
w/concrete slab, large covered deck, screened
patio w/concrete floor, & more. Only minutes
to Walmart, Suwannee River, Greenway
Trails, & Gulf of Mexico $95,000 (LMH-
756947-JW) 463-6144.
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Very Private and approx. a half mile to boat
ramp on Suwannee River. This 4 / 2 with large
covered porch features nice large rooms, open
floor plan, family room with fireplace, and
bonus area with computer desk. Landscaped,
storage building and pool. Must See.
$169,900. (GMH-754975-K) 493-2221





THIS PROPERTY IS A NATURE LOVER'S
DREAM. IT HAS EVERYTHING AND
BRINGS BACK THOSE MEMORIES OF OLD,
FLORIDA. BEAUTIFUL 3/2 2003 HOMES OF
MERIT AND A WORKSHOP WITH AN.
EFFICIENCY LIVING AREA. THE 58 AC.
HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF DEER, TURKEY,
HOGS, ETC. AND STOCKED FISH POND.
$550,000. (LMH-756296-RH) 493-2221


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Maintenance Worker Journey Level
District Wide
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
have EPA Universal Certification for
HVAC.
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.







Trenton I & II

Apartments

718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
1, 2, & 3 BR HC and
non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may
be available., 352-463-7106,
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity.


Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW 11thAvenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.


L CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. A


FHelp Wanted]

Application may be downloaded at:
www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
htm#Application
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be.creened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www.GilchristSchools.org
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3 BR/2 BA DWMH: Front and rear
screen porches. 1/2 acre fenced yard. No
smoking. References required. Quiet,
rural, Jonesville area. $875/month, $800
security. 472-3677.
2tb,12-13-12-20
3 BR/1 BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE: In
Waccasassa Lake, central heat & air, re-
frigerator, store, washer & dryer. Avail-
able December 5th. $300 deposit, $600
monthly. Contact 813-817-4071 or 352-
443-9399.


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COZY 3BR12BA on 2 acres just outside of
Trenton city limits. $179,500 MLS# 756764


BEAUTIFUL 3BRI2BA Ranch-Style home on
5 acres. $269,900 MLS# 756597


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NEW4BRI2BA HOME on 2 acres, Oak Lef
S/D. $278,000 MLS# 7654304


NEW 3BR12BA Home in City of Tren-
ton.$104,000 MLS# 757700


BRONSON Mobile home lot, $15,000 MLS# 753521
FAN SPGS 3/4 Acre, paved road, $15,000 MLS# 754778
BELL 7.37 Acres, Planted Pines, $70,000 MLS# 756556
OLD TOWN 2 Acres, $24,500 MLS# 757558
TRENTON 5 Acres, Homes Only, $85,000 MLS# 7573,80
CHIEFLAND- 4.63 Acres, $68,000 MLS# 753329
BRONSON 10 Acres, W/S/P, $125,000 MLS# 757505
BELL 1 Acre, No Restrictions, $22,500 MLS#.753658
BRANFORD 1 Acre, No restrictions, $25,500 MLS# 755280
OLD TOWN 5 Acres, No restrictions, $61,500 MLS# 755395


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w/2 bay carport & lean-to. Fenced backyard.
MLS# 755388 $129,900





Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA frame home on 2.27 acres. New
metal roof, siding, porches, C/H/A, flooring, wood cabinets,
W/S/P, Open floor plan.
MLS# 754369 $129,900


WOW! Expansive Suwannee River 3BR/3BAHome with 2652 sf,
tall ceilings, brick fireplace, pinewood trim and wainscot, 7 sliding
glass doors overlooking the river & huge living room for
entertaining. Plus more"l MLS#756164 $325,000


GOOD LOCATION Singlewideamobile home in good location just
north of Bell and just off of paved road. This 3BR/2BA home has
newer appliances and A/C unit and comes complete with washer &
dryer. MLS#757769 $85,000


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SELLERMOTIVATED !!1992 3BR/2BA DWMH. Home boasts
1600+ sq.ft. and is situated on very nicely wooded 8,57 acre comer
lot. New roof, wood laminate flooring, fireplace, large bedrooms
withwalk-inclosets. MLS#51687 $89,900






Spectacular Suwannee River Home on .72 park-like acres.
3BR/3BA with 5,975 total sq.ft. under roof. Many amenities not
limited to tongue & groove cedar interior, wrap-a-around porch,
tri-level dock system & much more. MLS#756752 $650,000


Beautiful cypress log cabin nestled amongst naturally wooded 20
acres on paved road. Enjoy the feel of seclusion with the
convenience of being located just a mile from town. Additional
1450 sq.ft. in basement for office, storage, etc... MLS757142
$399,000

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Affordable and roomy 4BR/2BA home with over 1800 sq.ft. of
living area. Located on beautiful oak filled .91 acres offering
shade for home and yard. Quiet neighborhood of Sanders Oaks
S/D, MLS#756112 $82,000


3BR/2BA 1620 sq.ft. Fleetwood DWMH situated on nicely treed I
acre lot. Island kitchen, separate LR & FR. Extra large master bath &
walk-in closet & brand new front deck. MLS#756348 $93,000


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Custom 3BR/2BA POOLl860 sq.f. home on 5 acres. Arched 9 PARK-LIKE ACRES and completely remodeled 3BR/2BA Palm
windows, french doors, tile counter tops, under roof patio to Harbor home with 1960 sf. All new sheetrock, flooring, appliances,
screened pool, 40x40 Pole bUrn workshop w/ lean-to's', fenced fixtures, 2 large outbuildings, fenced & x-fenced & more MLS
paddock & more. MLS#9752985 $250,000 #754067 $215,000


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3 BR/2 BA BLOCK HOME FOR
RENT: Large yard, cathedral ceilings,
tile throughout, carpet bedrooms, walk to
area schools. $900/month. Call Sam 352-
870-4629.
3tb,11-15-11-29

NORTH BELL: Rock Bluff area. 1 BR,
non-smoking, furnished cabin. Fenced
yard, utility shed, pets no. $400 security,
$400 mo. Call after 5pm 386-935-1325.
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ESTATE SALE heirs want it sold, 1
acre, $15,000. From 129 north of Bell
'turn east on NW 52 Place, north on NW
22 Ct., east on NW 60 St., south on NW
18 Terrace. 3rd lot on left. MLS752050.
Take a look then call with your offer.
Also see 1 acre on NW 12 Ct. south of
NW 60 St. 4th lot on left. .$13,500.
MLS756479. Also 1 acre onNW 18 Ter-
race south of NW 65 St. 5th lot on right.
$13,500. MLS753831. All 150x300
mol in Suwannee River Estates. Town
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$143,500, 352-339-0373.
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1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.
352-215-1018.


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1/2 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beau-
tifully wooded lot, just off paved street,
convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
ing, no down payment, only $205/mo.
$19,900. 352-21-5-1018.
4tb,11-29-12-20


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701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693.
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MLS#752196 -,Just $99,900
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St.
Several nice, home sites, scattered
oaks, zoned for home or M/home,
Trenton School District.

MLS#754309 $140,000
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.


MLS#751750 Reduced $65,900
2 Acres-Santa Fe Ave. Paved
road, cleared, ready to build,
homes only, fenced 3 sides.

MLS#756753 $99,000
SW 55th Street Trenton
5.93 acres, ready to build, zoned
for homes only, near paved road,
new subdivision.


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ONE ACRE CORNER LOT with concrete block home. Nice
in-ground pool, 1024 Sq. Ft. workshop, detached garage, new kitchen
& appliances, fireplace, screened-in back patio & fenced-in yard. A
must see! Call Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404 or Judie Irwin,
352-339-6879. $185,500. #272810
WANT ACREAGE? 23.88 fenced acres with lovely trees & Ag.
Exemption close to springs & rivers. 1994 singlewide included.
Convenient location. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 352-318-7829. $220,000. #275146, 275147
ENCHANTING HOME WITH A GARDEN! This 4BR, 2BA 1900
vintage pool home located on 2 lots in Trenton (IRes & 1 Corn) was
completely renovated. Gracefully landscaped with fruit trees, roses &
flower beds. Irrig. Sys. & green house included. Call Isabel Smith,
352-318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159. $235,000. #283479
AWESOME MINI HORSE FARM! 5 Acres w/adorable 2BR, 1BA
country cottage & exquisite 8-stall Florida barn. 3 Paddocks, no-climb
fence, 2 stand-in sheds, Tiff 9 grass & more! Call Debbie Zeller,
538-2857. $259,900. #277763
VACANT LAND
LOVE A GRACIOUS SETTING? Once in a moon light you find a
2.35 acre lot with a peaceful atmosphere on paved road ready for your
future home! Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $35,000. #269665
5 ACRES IN GILCHRIST COUNTY only minutes to Bell, Ginnie
Springs, the Santa Fe or Suwannee Rivers. Call Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310 for more information. $70,000. #285859
MISTLETOE IS TRENTON'S NEWEST OPEN BUILDER, deed
restricted community. Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre lots w/
underground power. Only a short drive to Chiefland or Gainesville.
Call Perry McDonald today, 352-278-0310. Starting at $50,000 to
$79,000. #277792
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for a fraction of what other builders are charging?

3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and
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Callfor all the details.
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PRICE REDUCED $59,000: 2 BR/2
BA 2001 MH, 924 sqft. Near Newberry,
like new w/new A/C heat pump, 2/3 acre
fenced on paved road, 3 outbuildings.
Call Diane @ 386-462-5355 or 352-745-
6272.
4tb, 11-29-12-20


'BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
,High and dry,' deed restricted, homes
:only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
:129. Owner financing available. (352)
:463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
,in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
:Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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2005 MH: 5 BR/3 BA on 2 acres,
100% financing available. Also, all
payments of repairs. Call us to begin
pre-qualification and to visit. Price
reduced, $132,000 to $118,800. 352-
378-3783 or 352-339-6164.
4tb,11-29-12-20


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3/2 mobile on 11.8 acres that is
fenced for pasture. Setup for
horses. This property is ready to
move into, call to make an offer
386-344-3727.
Visit it on the web at
www.buy3970NW73rdTrail.info.

3/2 mobile on 4.11 acres not far
from a great hunting camp. This
property is ready to move into,
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386-344-3727.
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.11 ac' Suwannee $295,000 1 ac Bell $17,900 2.21 ac Trenton $69,500 4.82 ac Trenton $115,000
.14 ac Suwannee $155,000 1.14 ac Trenton $175,000 2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
.18 ac River Walk $67,500 1.25 ac Fanning $19,900 2.29 ac Trenton $65,000 5 ac Bell $59,900
.18 ac Trenton $18,000 1.80 ac Trenton $55,000 2.3 ac Trenton $65,000 5 ac Trenton $59,900
.22 ac Trenton $12,900 1.8 ac Trenton $65,000 2.44 ac Old Town $37,500 5 ac Trenton $67,000
.25 ac Old Town $15,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.8 ac Trenton $69,500" 2.45 ac Trenton $65,000 5 ac Bell $75,000
.25 ac Old Town $16,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.81 ac Trenton $55,000 2.92 ac Old Town $29,500 5 ac Trenton $78,900
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000 1.83 ac Trenton $55,000 3 ac Old Town $45,000 5 ac Bell $84,800
.35 ac Old Town $19,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.85 ac Trenton $65,000 4 ac Chiefland $70,000 5ac Bell $85,000
.42 ac Trenton $25,000 2 ac Bell $45,000 4.31 ac Bell! $175,000 5 ac Bell $87,500
.58 ac Trenton $99,500 2 ac Trenton $55,000 4.45 ac Bell $200,000 5 ac Chiefland $275,000
.70 ac Trenton $24,900 2 ac Trenton $87,500 4.54 ac Trenton $130,000 5.04 acres, Bell $59,000
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000 4.71 acTrenton $135,000 6.07ac Trenton $104,900


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8 ac Trenton $129,900 10.8 ac Inglis $175,000 43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
9.14 ac Bell $75,000 13.76 ac Chiefland $79,900 57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
9.63 ac Bell $109,000 14.53 ac Trenton $149,900 68.49 ac Trenton $650,655
9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000 14.97 ac Bell $131,250 80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000 -".E100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000 20 ac Bell $160,000 105.08 ac Chiefland $839,475
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000 20 ac Bell $255,000 152 ac Trenton $1,795,800
.. 20 ac Bell $259,000 154 ac Bell $2,002,000
10 ac Trenton $70,000 20.35 ac Gulf Hamm. $250,000 160 ac Trenton $2,400,000
10 ac Bell $90,000 25 ac Trenton $380,000 160 ac Trenton $2,240,000 Elaine Ewart
10 ac Chiefland $109,900 25 ac Trenton $275,000
10 ac Chiefland $115,000 29.94 ac Bell $262,500
10 ac Chiefland $120,000

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1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI LEATHER .......... ..8,900
2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS CLEAN .............. 8,900
2002 NISSAN PATHFINDER EXTRA CLEAN .. V .... .9,900
1999 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS LEATHER ......... .10,900
2002 FORD RANGER SC AUTO V6 ............... 10,900
2002 KIA OPTIMA LX LOADED .................. .$10,900
2003 FORD MUSTANG AUTO V6, SPORTY ......... .$10,900
2004 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER AUTO .............. .10,900
2004 FORD F150 RC 5 SPEED LOW MILES ........ .$10,900
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Bell varsity girls' basketball team


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Pictured back row (l-r): Coach Candice Harden, Stephanie Wooten, Samantha Williams, Ashley Wood, Pictured back row (l-r): Coach Mark Latsko, Jamie Pope, Cam Cross, Michael Elliott, Jeff DeLong,
Somer Marecca, Brooke Whitley, Amanda Gargano and Coach Roy Harden III. Front row (l-r): Missy Durell Henry, Caleb Harris and Assistant Coach Brandon Highsmith. Middle row (l-r): Athletic Trainer
Joiner, Aless Tousigrant, Jessica Lafritz, Amy Ergle and Juliee Nobs.. Ami Matsumoto, Eric Doyle, CJ Bowers, Brandon McElroy, Billy Owens, Chase Beckham and Brandon
Mathis. Front row: Assistant Josh Mathis.


By Carrie A. Mizell
It's early in the season for the Bell
varsity girls' basketball team, but the
girls are already showing a passion
for winning which propelled them to
a 14-10 season lasteyear, marking the
team's first year with a winning re-
cord in 14 years.
According to Coach Roy Harden
III, the team is 3-4 this season post-
ing key wins at Espirit de Corps,
Countryside Christian and Melody
Christian Academy and tough loses
to Oak Hall, Bronson and Lafayette.
With 12 players on the team, four,
of whom are seniors, the team is
looking forward to playing Trenton,
Hawthorne and other tough district
games this season.
Coach Harden said that players
to watch this season include: Junior


Amy Ergle who is the starting point
guard and averaged 15 to 16 points
each game last 'season. Amy is the
team's main ball handler. Sophomore
Samantha Williams is another good
ball handler, according to Coach
Harden. Juliee Nobs is a key defen-
sive player on the team and a senior
this year at BHS. Fellow senior Ash-
ley' Wood is another very aggressive
player.
"Hopefully g
we will come up
with the same
number of wins \*t> .
and have anoth-
er winning sea- .. ,
son this year,"
Coach Harden said. "I try to teach the
girls to have as much fun as they can
because high school flies by fast."


Team Qoster
#2 Ashley Wood
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By Carrie A. Mizell
An early exit in the district tour-
nament last season disappointed the
Trenton varsity boys basketball team.
Despite a 15-6 season, the Tigers
post season play ended with a loss at
Bronson.
That loss remains in the forefront
of Coach Mark Latsko's head this
season as the Tigers take the court in
key games against Bronson, Chief-
land and Bell. Thus far the Tigers
are 2-4 have lost to Union County,
Chiefland, Oak Hall andHawthome,
but picking up wins at Branford and
Saint Francis.
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play in the First Coast Classic Dec.
27-29 where they will face off with
larger schools like Baker County, but
for now the Tigers are focusing on a
matchup with Bell Friday night.
"I think we should do just fine,"
Coach Latsko said.
Key players to watch, according
to Coach Latsko are: Cam Cross a


Team
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Brandon Mathis
Eric Doyle
Billy Owens
Durell Henry
Chase Beckham
Caleb Harris
Aaron Avila
Cawan Bryant
Cam Cross
Michael Elliott
Jamie Pope
CJ Bowers
Trevor Pelfrey
Brandon McElroy
Jef Delong


returning leading scorer, Brandon
Mathis an explosive leaper and ball
handler and Durrell Henry the team's
rebound leader who shows strength
.under the basket.
"I hope to teach the team life les-
sons," Coach Latsko said. "Not ev-
erything will go your way all the
time, but you must persevere."


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The Bell varsity boys basketball team and the Trenton varsity
girls basketball team will be featured in next week's issue of the
Gilchrist County Journal. Full schedules for all teams will also
run.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,2007


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