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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 20, 2007
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693


Vol. 77 -No. 35


Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393
gilchristjournal @bellsouth.net


Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 20, 2007


Price 50 0


$20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 Other Areas
Of Florida, $28.00 Out Of State


'Toand oin I-lenton


By Anna Wild and Carne Mizell
Handmade oodeiin tos. bab,
dolls and dump trucks '.ere among
the toys filling the First. United Meth-
odist Church in Trenton on Frida', as
volunteer- from the Nlanne Corps
Reserve assisted parents in picking
out Chrisrmas presents.
According to To\s For To\s Co-
ordinator Vince Arcadi. a total num-
ber of applications filled in Gilchrist
Count, \ time, but earl\ predictions indicate
that this \ear's number \\ill exceed
the 430 school-age children \%ho re-
cel\ed Christmas presents in 2000.
This Near marks the second year Gil-
christ County has hosted a Toys For
Tots distribution site.
In Le\\ Count. 500 children %%ere
ser\ iced on Thursday. Volunteers
continued their s\eep of the tri-coun-
t, area on Saturday by distributing
gifts in Dixie County.
"All donations made in the in-
count\ area stay in the rn-counr\
area.'" Arcadi said. "'I wouldd like to
thank Dollar General for the loan of
shopping canrts. \Val-Mart for its do-
nation of $1,000 and everyone in the
community for their support. %% ithotli
you this could not happen."'
Donations are the primary fund-
Sraiser for Toys For Tots. according to
Arcadi. w\ho explained ;hat donation
cans were set on counters at busi-
nesses throughout the tri-county area
- on October 1 to raise funds for the
2007 drive.
Tri -County Toys For Tots serves
between 1200 and 1400 children in


Alike Harrell, Retired USI\IC Master Sgi. Bill Cunmnings. Shirley Harrell and Boo Gaudin show oft some
of the many toys available through the Tri-County Marine Corps. League Toys For Tots.


need living in Levy, Dixie and Gil-
christ Counties each year, according
to Pat Arcadi, volunteer.
The fellowship hall at the church


was 'Isi.iisf iied ;ii.,' a miniature Each child received between four and
)toy store' ith volunteers assisting seven presents, including a stocking.
parents in picking out presents for wooden toy and activity toy, accord-
children throughout the afternoon. ing to Arcadi.


Votes counted: Thigpen elected Trenton's mayor


By Carrie A. Mizell
As almost-president Al Gore once
said, "In our democracy, every vote
has power."
In 2000, Gore lost the presidential
election in Florida by 537 votes.
On Tuesday, Lavaughn Sessions
lost a bid to bring change to the Tren-
ton city government by nine votes.
Sessions was defeated by former
Trenton City Commissioner Glen
Thigpen.
According to Supervisor of Elec-
tions Connie Sanchez, Thigpen re-
ceived 123 votes to Sessions' 114
votes. Of Trenton's 1,041 registered
voters,,23 percent cast a ballot on
election day and 27 of those votes
were absentee ballots.
Tuesday's election was a run-off
election. The run-off was necessary
after the Tuesda'. Dec. 4 election for
city offices was held, according to
Sanchez.- In that election, Sessions
received 107 votes and Thigpen got
76 votes, while incumbent Pete Ran-

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 De-
cember 27 edition will be on Friday,
December 21 at noon.
We hope that you have a Merry
Christmas!
Gilchrist County Journal staff


dolph received 71 votes. Because
Sessions received 42 percent of the
' otes. and Thigpen received 30 per-
cent of the votes a run-off had to be
held this week.,
Thigpen vacated his Group 3 seat-
on the Trenton City Commission in


October when he announced plans to
r.n for mayor.'
In the November 22 issue of the
Gilchrist County Journal, Thigpen
said he plans to focus on community
redevelopment, restoration or con-
struction of a back-up well at the city


park, roads and streets, infrastructure
expansion, SR 26 four-lane and staff-
ing issues.
In January, Thigpen and newly
elected Trenton City Commissioner
Marcia Hellams will be sworn in'at
Trenton City Hall.


Participation down in annual light contest


Third place winner in the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Christmas lighting display contest was
Forever Flowers in Trenton.


By Carrie A. Mizell
A lack of time and finances are be-
ing cited for the dwindling number
of local businesses and government
agencies showing Christmas spirit
with colorful light displays this year.
Gilchrist County Chamber of,
Commerce Executive Director Mau-
reen Gentry called the 2007 displays
"nice" this year, "but not outstand-
ing." Out of county judges brought in
to select the best lighting display in
Gilchrist County did have a difficult
time picking the winner, according to
Gentry, who explained that several


displays were very close.
Judging was held the first week in
December and the winners are: first
place-Bell Town Hall Historic De-
pot; second place-Bell Capital City
Bank; third place-Forever Flowers in
Trenton. Each winner will receive an
award at the Gilchrist County Cham-
ber of Commerce Banquet on Thurs-
day, Jan. 24.
According to. Gentry, the business-
es were judged on creativity, origi-
nality, theme, design, presentation,
organization and quality. The judging
scale was one to five with five being


the highest a business could rate.
"The depot section was awesome
this Near." Gently said. "I think they
keep adding to it each year."
Billy Bob's Auto Sales in Bell
placed in last year's competition,
but opted not to compete this year
because of dissatisfaction with last
year's judging, according to Sandra
Vargas, manager.
"After last year we went out and
bought a lot of decorations," Vargas
said. "But then Billy decided that it
kinda goq away from us last year and
we shouldn't do it this year."


Nathan and Tracey .\pp hold a picture of their son, Clayton App. Clay-
lon is currently serving in Baqhdad, Iraq.

Area family prepares


to celebrate the season

without their soldier


By Carrie A. Mizell
This year's holiday season will be
bittersweet for Niat.r, and Tracey
App..
The Trenton couple spent last. De-
cember 25 in Fort Bragg, North Caro-
lina with their son Army E-4 Clayton
App as he prepared for deployment
to Baghdad, Iraq.
2007 will mark the first Christmas
the family has not been together.
"We are just like any other par-
ents," Nathan said. "We are con-
stantly waiting ... We ha- e no idea
if the next par dri\ ing up will tell us
bad news."
The couple relies on instant mes-.
sages to communicate with their son.
Almost everyday they receive instant
messages from Clayton, according to
Tracey. One particular instant mes-
sage stands out in both their minds.
Nathan remembers coming into the
office and seeing an instant message
from his son on the phone. He read
the message and learned why his
wife was in the bathroom crying. The
message read: "Oh crap we're being
bombed I have to go!"
"I thought, oh Clayton why do you
do this to us?" Nathan said.
According to Tracey, the couple
tries to talk with their son about things
that are going on in Gilchrist County
because it gives him something else
to think about.
"We were instant messaging five to
six months ago and Clayton asked us
if we were watching the news," Na-
than said. "When we told him that we
weren't he said that 200 civilians were
being blown up; women and children
in a market in downtown Baghdad.
He said he was in the midst of it and
couldn't understand why they were
blowing up their own people."
Since joining the Army in Septem-
ber 2005, Clayton, 25, has seen a lot
of bad things, according to his par-
ents who look forward to him return-
ing to the United States permanently
in 2008.
In late October Clayton returned


home to Trenton on leave time. His
parents said that after picking him up
at the airport they inunediael, went
to Texas Roadhouse, which ClaytIon
had been craving. After a few weeks
at home, Clayton returned to Iraq on
November 13.
"We celebrate Christmas every-
day," Tracey said. "We always shop
after Christmas and really celebrate
on New Year's ... it's really hard this
year." -
Regardless ot what happens in
Iraq, Nathan and Traces said they
know that God loves their son and He
is ultimately in control.
"\When he was li. he talked about
joining the Coast Guard, but I Told
him to finish school," Nathanr said.
Clayton was home-schooled and
enrolled ip dual enrollment classes
at Santa Fe Community College, ac-
cording to Tracey. He worked in his
parerits' automotive shop prior to
joining the Army.
"Concern crossed my mind when
he told me he wanted to join the
Army," Tracey said. "They teach
them their bulletproof in the Army."
Currently, Clayton is unsure if he
will re-enlist. According to his par-
ents, Clayton is considering pursuing
a career in law enforcement.
"He is doing very well emotionally
... He doesn't like what he sees, but
he's dealing with it," Nathan said.
Every week the couple sends a care
package to their son and at least one
of the. other men serving in the 82nd
Airborne. The packages are filled
with snacks and lunches to go.
"Not too long ago I made some rice
krispy treats and vaccum sealed them
to send to'Clayton," Tracey said. "He
got them almost three weeks later,
but they still tasted fresh he said so I
guess I'll be making more of those."
The holidays are the hardest time
of the year for troops on the front
lines. The USO is trying to make sure
all soldiers who won't make it home
for the holidays know they are not
forgotten. Visit: www.uso.org


If you could give Santa a present, what would it be?


"A card that says, 'I love you "A sleigh ... it would be red."
Santa!'" Zackary Wilkinson
-Haley Shepard


"A computer and a camera so he "A horse he can ride."
could take a picture with me." -Hope Nichols
-Charlee Hines


"A pool house in Florida with a
horsey chair and a water foun-
tain."
-Caden Hastings


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


4 \5Hart Springs Boat Ramp will close for


S- 5 months during construction


Representatives from St. Leo University attended the school board meeting this week to present the pos-
sibility of locating a campus in Trenton. From left, back row: Sheree Lancaster, school board attorney;
Lois Fletcher, Bob Rankin, Michelle Carter and Cloud Haley, school board members. Front row: Dr. James
Surrency, Assistant Superintendent; Buddy Vickers, Superintendent; Deana King and Chuck Oden of St.
Leo University;. and Robert Clemons, school board chairman. Photo by Stacey Lynn Brown.

Saint Leo negotiates Gilchrist campus


By Stacey Lynn Brown
Saint Leo University, a well-known
name around Gilchrist County, has
received approval from the Gilchrist
County School Board to locate a
campus at Trenton High School.
At a school board meeting held


last Tuesday evening, Chuck Oden
and Deana King attended to give a
presentation about the feasibility and
advantages of locating a campus in
Trenton.
Oden is the director of the North
Florida Community College exten-


sion of Saint Leo in Madison and
Lake City and King is a regional di-
rector and vice president of continu-
ing education.
Saint Leo University offers up-
per-level classes, from bachelor's to
master's degree, in education, busi-
ness, psychology, criminal justice
and other careers.
Oden and King stated that most
Saint Leo students are going back
to school or beginning a new career
later in life, so a long commute and
the inconvenience of attending other
universities in north Florida may
keep some from pursuing a higher
education.
A Trenton campus for St. Leo will
offer an increased number of career
options. The representatives stated
the Trenton campus would conve-
niently serve Dixie, Gilchrist and
Levy and other surrounding coun-,
ties.
The campus will run year-round
and will also offer online classes for
most majors.
School Superintendent Buddy
Vickers recommended to the school
board that the college be allowed to
use the full service building, located
next to the district office in Trenton.
Saint Leo would replace the current
signage and maintain the building as
lone 'as to2ey'.8ccby it, King .taied
thdai if all goes as planned, St. Leo
v.oulId like 1oi begin, orfng classes
in August of 2008.


By Carrie A. Mizell
The Hart Springs Boat Ramp will
be closed and demolished in early
January.
The demolition will mark the be-
ginning of a five-month revamping
project on the existing boat ramp.
According to Hart Springs Park
Manager Julie Harrison, two sepa-
rate concrete ramps will be built
and a floating dock will be installed
between the ramps. The bank of the
Suwannee River at Hart Springs will
also be re-stabilized during construc-
tion, which is scheduled to be com-
pleted by May 1, 2008, the date tena-
tively scheduled for re-opening of the
boat ramp.
Construction is under the direction
of Ben Withers, Inc. a Panacea, Fla.
based company.
Once the project is completed Hart
Springs Boat Ramp will closely re-
semble the Manatee Springs Boat
Ramp.
Gilchrist County received a Flor-
ida Boating Improvement Program
(FBIP) grant for $220,000 to fund the
needed repairs at Hart Springs Boat
Ramp. The grant is funded through
a portion of the monies attributed
to the sale of motor and. diesel fuel
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Hart Springs Boat Ramp will undergo a complete revamping begin-
ning in January, 2008,
the Marine Resources Conservation Give a gift subscription to the
Trust Fund in the Fish and Wildlife Gilchrist County Journal this year.
Conservation Commission.


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Santa with helpers Alyssa White & Audrey Powers

The Town of Bell 2007 Christmas Parade

Our Storybook Christmas Parade. was a huge success and enjoyed by all. The Town of
Bell was filled with thousands both young and old to see the many colorful and creative
parade entries. Our Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors were plentiful with a variety of
items to fill those stockings. The BHS Criminal Justice held a pancake breakfast in the
Community Center and the BHS PTA hosted a Cookie Walk in the Club House. Santa
gave all the children a candy cane and'book in reward for telling him their (Chrisnmuas
wish lists as the Philman Family Band performed nearby.
Trophy Winners:
Non-Motorized Vehicle: Zachary Graden.
Motorized Vehicle: Wesley White.
Golf Cart: The Hampton-Smith and Gilliam families tied.
Live Stock: Ms. Barbara Williams' "Annie".
Non-Profit: Church 1st Place Mt. Nebo, 2nd Place Living Praise Church of God
and 3rd Place Spring Ridge Church of God.
Non-Profit: Military Org 1st Place John Hance O'Steen Camp #470, 2nd Place
Tri-County Marine Corp League and 3rd Place Standing United as Americans
Non-Profit: Youth/School Org 1st Place Bell Sr. FFA, 2nd Place Tacachale and
3rd Place Bell Jr. FFA.
Non-Profit: Civic/Service Org 1st Place Relative Care Giver Foundation,
2nd Place Library of Bell, and 3rd Place Republican Executive Committee.'
Family: 1st Place The Whitwood Family, 2nd Place The Avery Family, and
3rd Place The Apple-Collier Family.
Business: 1st Place Highley Custom Construction, 2nd Place Bell Family HealthCare,
and 3rd Place Barnyard Restaurant.
State/Couaty Vehicle: Character Council with Kari-K-Tree
Gilchrist Emergency/Rescue: EMS Express


Purple Powerhouse and Trenton Tiger Marching Bands


Relative Care Giver Foundation












"Kari-K-Tree" (Rahma Mkuu)


Ms. Williams & "Annie


Bell Family HealthCare- 7i :, ," Edge & Associates/Ford Realty


KSM'


Wesley White as the Grinch Zachary Graden Wizard of Oz


Bell Fire Station #1 "Rudolph"


Purple Panthers SVL Soccer Team


The Parade Committee would like to thank ALL who supported and helped in making the parade a huge success. We would like to
acknowledge and thank the following people: Mrs. Iris Roberts; Rep Debbie Boyd; Darryl Bryan, Mayor; Dan Cavanah, Manager; Santa
(Dr. Vaughn); Mr. Tom, Photographer; The Philman Family Band; the Purple Powerhouse Marching Band, Trenton Tigers Marching Band; the
Brofison Eagles Marching Band; and the Gilchrist County Fire Departments, Sheriff's Office, and Emergency Services for their assistance with
the Parade and Coca Cola North America for distributing water and t-shirts from their 100% "Recycled" Float. "THANK YOU" to the folks
that had the most difficult task of all Our Judges! THANK YOU!


Highley.Custom Construction "A Christmas Garden" Bell Sr. FFA "A Christmas in the Country"


The Whitwood Family with their "Alvin and the Chipmunks" Float


Bronson Eagles Marching Band


Mrs. Iris Roberts Santa and his Elves
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Page Three


Now akd 7hex

By Carrie A. Mizell
Every so often I run smack into
a reminder of why I love Gilchrist -.'-
County so much. -
On Tuesday morning I was in the
midst of laying out the front page .-"
of the newspaper when I heard the I
scanner go off and the dispatcher 4,1
alert firefighters to a structure fire
at the intersection of CR 307 and -
CR 344. I jumped up and grabbed .:.-
my camera and as I walked out -
the back door I thought about
Mr. George Jones and his sweet _
wife who live at that intersection.
They've lived in the same house for .
as long as I have been alive and all I
could think was the house will burn
to the ground before I we ever get
there. The dispatcher said smoke house. I was so relieved I
was spotted pouring from the roof, laughing when I realized Mr.
so while I was driving up US 129 I was just cooking off cane.
kept an eye out for smoke, but saw When I got up to the coc
nothing until I turned onto CR 344. followed by firefighters, I
As I approached the stop sign I saw help but smile at Mr. George'
a fire truck and ambulance sitting in dered look. He said, "This is
the middle of the highway obviously time this year busy bodies hav
looking for smoke. I breathed a sigh 911 on me cooking cane ... .Th
of relief when I saw that the Jones' to mind their own business!"
home was intact ... then I spotted How can you not love (
the smoke coming from the roof of County and characters li
Mr. George's cookhouse behind his George Jones.


fell out
George

houses,
couldn't
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the third
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Gilchrist
ke Mr.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd

financial investments. Therefore,
would like to share with you a special
kind of compounding.
The story begins in 1947, in Los
Angeles, California. Diane Hendricks
has created a handmade Raggedy
Ann doll that she wants to donate to
? charity. She asks her hfisband Bill to
give the doll to any organization in'
the area that would forward it on to a
needy child. Unfortunately, Bill was
S, unable to find an organization willing
to do so.
In relating this predicament to his
:3.' wife, Diane's suggestion was that
It is that time of the year again, the maybe Bill should start such an orga-
time for holidAy parties, gift giving nization. Bill decided to do just that.
and a good time to be had by all... Luckily, Bill was also Major Bill
well maybe not all. Now, for those of Hendricks, a Marine Reservist. He
you who have been reading my col- and his fellow reservists proceeded
umns for a number of years, you may to collect and distribute 5,000 toys to
remember what is coming next. If so, needy children..
sit back with another glass of eggnog Their campaign was so successful
and think of it as a refresher course, that the Marine Corps officially ad-
For those of you who are new read- opted "Toys for Tots" and expanded
ers, this is the one time of the year it into a nationwide effort. Their mis-
when I stray a bit from my normal sion is the same today as it was back
fare of how to deal with the suspend- then, to bring holiday joy to Ameri-
er crowd in order to show you hov. to ca's needy children
obtain some guir.inreed e\ceptionalo : To, for Tots" received an added
returns. .. .... .. boost because__in_ civilian life Bill
It all begins with the concept of Hendricks was also the publicity di-
compounding, probably the most rector for Warner Brothers Studio.
powerful force in the investment. Therefore, in addition to getting vari-
world. The funny thing is that com- ous celebrities on the bandwagon,
pounding works for more than just




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Solstice: 12/22 1:08 AM Perigee: 12/22 5:00 AM
Full Moon: 12/23 8:17 PM


The Christmas Story And The Wise Men
(Kent Heaton)


Twas the week before Christmas and all through the land
Not a Bible was open in anyone's hand.
The story of Jesus is told again and again
But the truth of His birth is confused among men.

They tell of his birth in a place called a stable
His mother and father were not even able
To find a room at a place for him at an inn
So they settled for a manger to place the Lord in.

With shepherds around him and wise men there
The story of Jesus is told with small care
A star is above the stable so high
As the scene of His birth is told in a lie.

We read of a story much changed from this
From the words of men who tell it amiss.
They celebrate Christmas as. if Christ is there
But never see what the scriptures lay bare.

The Lord was laid in a manger so soft
And the shepherds saw angels singing praises aloft
They came and found Mary and the child in that place
And gave praises to God for His wonderful grace.

But the wise men were not there nor ever would be
They saw the star in the East and made haste to see
The one who was born King of the Jews
The one who would bring such wonderful news.


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Name: Parker Yates
Age: I'm 9 and just to let you know
I'm a democrat.
Family: Parents Dewayne and
Marsha Yates. t'.;.o si-ters. Clara
and Emma and one brother,. \\ en
Li es. Trenton
School: Fourth grade student in
Mrs. Nlikell's class at Tienton El-
ementari School
Likes about school: Recess for
one thing and Spellin- Bee:
Dislikes about school Doing2
%ork mniath especial. bec-ui.se
fourth trade math thinks! You ha'e
to divide and timni. Do hiding is the
\worst part!
For Christmas I 'ant a. Nintendo
Wfi I already\ had one. but my little
brother demoihliched it I know n m
grandnta got me a iobe v'.ith Stev. ie
on it because I sac" it ahead;,.
Favorite Christmas song- "'Run
Run Rudolph"
Favorite thing about Christmas.
The fact that it's Jesus' birtldaN be-
cause I'm a huge Jest~u fan'
Wihat do .our parents tell \ou all
the time? Listen. do \our work and


Hendricks was able to help persuade
Walt Disney to design the "Toys for
Tots" logo. That logo is still in use
today..Disney also designed the first
poster used to promote what had al-
ready become a nationwide program.
The investment of one Raggedy
Ann doll, in the life of one child 59
years ago, is now the "Toys for Tots"
program, a program that has collected
and distributed more than 332.5 mil-
lion toys to 158.7 million needy chil-
dren. This charitable endeavor has
made the Marines an unchallenged
leader in looking after needy children
during this holiday season. Now do
you see what compounding can do?
At this point, as you sit there con-
templating your eggnog, I have a
favor to ask. Aficionados of this col-
umn know that this is the one and
only time that I actually recommend
a specific investment, an investment
that will pay dividends far in excess
of what you will receive on Wall
Street.
Yes, as I stated initially, the call for
help is never ending, especially this
year. Still, try to imagine what it must
be like for a child not to receive a gift
this holiday season. You are going to
do battle with the crowds anyway, so
please take the time to purchase a toy
or two for a local charity or the Ma-
tine "Toys for Tots" program. :
. Funrtheirkoie. '.'hen ,on ale outl
shopping you will no doubt notice the
volunteers outside your favorite store
ringing a bell to try to get your atten-
tion. Think about what it must be like
to stand outside for hours on end, try-
ing to raise money for the needy. At
least where I live the temperature is
almost always warm.
Therefore, this is what I would
like you to do. Instead of just walk-
ing by, take a moment to pause and
reach into your purse or pocket. No,
do not reach for the coins. Please, dig
a little deeper. Work your way down
to where you keep the folding stuff.
Find that picture of old Abe Lincoln
and drop it in the pot. I am sure old
Abe would approve. If you did this
20 times, it is still only $100.
Finally, in the event no one takes
the time to express his or her appre-
ciation for your efforts, let me...thank
you.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or e-mail at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.


They found the young child secure in a home
With Mary His mother and Joseph alone.
There were no shepherds as told by men
There was no manger nor ever had 'been.

They gave Him their gifts and they parted away
Warned by God to go home another way.
Herod came and killed all the males
In his anger and wrath he made Rachel wail.

The story is told in the Bible for all
To.heed the true words and the gospel call.
It matters much what the story will say,
We must obey all of He who is the Way.

The apostle John wrote down in his book
That every man must take time to look
At what he may add to the words of this story
Or what he may take from the divine glory.

The story of His birth is one story alone
And man must not change one word or one tone.
God's word is true and will always stand
Through the passing of time and the shifting of sand.

Speak truth my friend and you will find
No other story and no other kind.
So wonderful and glorious as this story told
As the story of Jesus from the pages of old.


Trenton Church of Christ
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be good That's their three rules.
The\ sa\. "You're a good bo\
Parker. but you ha'e to listen in

As the oldest. i hat do you try to
teach sour sisters and brother?
To be mean, but I'm recall\ tr mng
to teach Einina to be nice so she
\on'i hit me 'Aith a bat like Clara
does.
%\hat do you %ant to be %hen
you gro%% up? I'm thinking about
being a famous actor.


Letter to the Editor
Recently, a young man appeared
at the door of an elderly widow. The
widow lived alone with her handi-
capped son. The young man intro-
duced himself as James Carter, a
Trenton High School student and a
member of the Fellowship of Chris-
tian Students.
James advised the widow that he
and his group would like to do some
yard work for her. The widow asked
if they charged by the hour or the job.
James explained that they did not ac-
cept money. The widow asked why
they would do such a thing. James
told her that the members of the FCS
were Christians and were simply try-,
ing to do what the Bible had taught
them to do. He explained,, '.Chris-
tians, among other things, should
help widows and orphans.". The
widow was shocked that high school
students would be willing to do such
a wonderful thing.
A few days later the young man
returned with a large group of teens'
from Trenton High School, along
with their group sponsor, Mr. David
Kotait, who is a teacher at T.H.S.
They mowed, raked, landscaped,
trimmed and even painted her front,
porch! Once again, the widow tried
to pay them, but they refused. She
e\pressed how' grateful she was,.for
ail ihe\i had done. These were all
things she, had wanted, to do, but, .a
recent heart attack had prevented her
from strenuous activity.
I, too, was extremely grateful
for the kindness of these thought-
ful young people and their teacher.
Much of the news we hear about
young people today is negative. Sel-
dom do we hear about the vast ma-
jority of teens, like the FCS, who are
good moral kids. These are the kinds
of kids I am convinced will continue
to keep America great!
I know this story is true, because
the widow woman was my mother,
and the handicapped son was my ad-
opted brother!
Is/ George E. Blythe


Christmas waves a magic wand
over this world, and behold, ev-
erything is softer and more beau-
tiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale


Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
December 12
Lotto Drawing:
9-27-31-38-41-43
No winners of the $23 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
114 at $4,893.50

4-Digit Winners
6,441 at $70.00

3-Digit Winners:
124,667 at $5.00

Play 4 Drawing:
1-8-7-0

Cash 3 Drawing:
6-3-7


Saturday,
December 15
Lotto Drawing:
11-31-38-40-41-47
No winners of the $30 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
103 at $7,242.50

4-Digit Winners:
6,861 at $88.00
3-Digit Winners:
152,274 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:
5-9-5-0


Cash 3 Drawing:
9-7-9


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


Rush, rush, rush, with just a few
days before Christmas most every-
one is racing around like crazy trying
to finish.up their holiday baking and
last little bit of gift buying.
Now seems to be a good time to
stop and reflect what this season is
really all about. Each year I print the
Christmas story from the Bible at this
time; I think it is important to slow to
a stop and consider the importance of
this Holy Season.
The idea is to make it easy for any-
one to read the story. It's true that we
do not know the exact date of His
birth but the very fact that we pick a
day each year to celebrate it is very
important because it gives us a rea-
son to stop and remember the impor-
tance of His birth. It also, hopefully
gives us an opportunity to teach our
children and grandchildren about Je-
sus' birth.
Please take the time to read the story
of Christmas, better yet read it to a
child.
7/e Clris/mas CS/ory
And it came to pass in those days
that a decree went out from Caesar
Augustus that all the world should be'
registered.
This census first took place while
Quirinius was governing Syria.
So all went to be registered, every-
one to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Gali-
lee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judea, to the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem, because he was of
the house and lineage of David, to be
registered with Marn. his betrothed
wife, who was with child.
So, it was, while they were there,
the days were completed for her to be'
delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn
Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling
cloths, and laid Him in a manger, be-
cause there was no .room for them in
,the inn.
Now there were in the same coun--
u \ shepherds living out in the fields,
keeping watch over their flock by
night.


And behold, an angel of the Lord
stood before them, and the glory of
the Lord shone around them, and
they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, "Do
not be afraid, for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy which will
be to all people.
"For there is born to you this day
in the city of David a Savior, who is
Christ the Lord.
"And this Will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in
swaddling cloths, lying in a man-
ger."
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, And
on earth peace, goodwill toward
men!"
Luke 2:1-14
New King James Version

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P~we. Four GJLCHRJST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,2007


Tri-County Hospital will be small town, high tech


By Dave Griffiths
Reprinted from the Levy County
Journal
Chiefland's Tri-County Hospital,
when completed in 2010, will mirror
its sister facility Smith-Northview
Hospital in Valdosta, Ga. Smith-
Northview is the hospital visited by
Chiefland officials, Nov. 15, 2007,
to get -a preview of what Tri-County
Hospital will be. Both facilities are
parts of Ameris Health Systems. The
Tri-County Hospital will serve Di-
xie, Levy, and Gilchrist counties, and
like its smaller, older sister will offer
county residents a convenient alter-
native to traveling to Gainesville or
Ocala for most general medical ser-
vices.
Looking at its specifics, Smith-
Northview hospital offers its patients
the following services:
24/7 emergency treatment
Endoscopy (minimally invasive
diagnostic procedures allowing doc-
tors to look inside us)
General Surgery
Inpatient Dialysis
Laboratory
Orthopedic Surgery
Outpatient (one-day) Surgery
Pain Management
Stress Testing (noninvasive car-
diology testing)
Respiratory Therapy
Radiology: X-ray, MRI, CT,
Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear
Medicine
Private Labor and Delivery
Suites
Lithotripsy (sound shock waves
to pulverize kidney stones)
Urology Services
Cardiology Services (noninva-
sive)
Pediatric Surgery
Dental/Oral Surgery
Gynecologic Surgery
The hospital currently has five op-
erating rooms, 31 private inpatient


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Il


Tri-County Hospital in Chiefland will mirror Valdosta's Smith-North-
view Hospital once it is constructed.


rooms, which include four ICU/CCU
rooms, and three labor-delivery-re-
covery rooms. Additionally, it has
24 private outpatient rooms. Except
for high-end specialties such as heart
and brain 'surgery, Smith-Northview
Hospital provides most health-care
needs.
But hospitals are much more than
high-tech machines, comfortable
rooms, and modern facilities. Hospi-
tals are also administrators, doctors,
nurses, technicians, maintenance
personnel, cooks, pharmacists, vol-
unteers, patients, and patients' fami-
lies, in a word: people. People have
attitudes.
Chuck Roberts, Smith-Northview's
assistant administrator, likes to say,
"We are a high tech, small-town hos-
pital." That is saying a lot; Valdosta is
a modest-sized city. It has a popula-
tion estimated at 50,000 and is home
to another, larger hospital. Nonethe-
less, Smith-Northview, a for-profit
hospital, competes successfully, per-
haps, in part, due its small-town val-
ues. Roberts speaks with pride of the
competence, work ethic, and com-
passion his staff delivers; in a word,
attitude. He points at one statistic; as
an example. In the hospital's first
year of operation, 2002, it served 200


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By Angie Land
According to all
the holiday com-
mercials on TV,
there are some
"must have" items
for our Christmas
list that we could
not possibly be hap- !
py without: every-
thing from jewelry j
to. toys, tools and )
even new cars who
can keep up with
all that it takes to
have a great Christ-
mas (let alone pay for it)? The bible
gives us a great perspective on all the
"stuff' that seems so tempting: "Do
not store up for yourselves treasures
on earth, where moth and rust destroy,
and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures
in heaven for where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also." Mat-
thew 6:19-21
Webster's dictionary defines the
word treasure as a "cherished posses-
sion." This could mean any manner
of the things we own. The problem
is that if we apply this verse to ma-
terial possessions, the things that we
cherish can be stolen, destroyed, or
eventually belong to someone else,
because we have all figured out by
now that "you can't take it with you."
So where does this leave your heart,
if it follows your treasure?
The picture painted by this verse
is that in order to protect our hearts,
our treasure has to be an investment
in'the [hings that can'r be stolen.
de-thoed or left behind. As _lar,
-placed God s newborn son in a man-
ger (feed trough), she was faced with
the reality of the basic comforts they
would do without. She was not to be
without treasure though: "And there
were shepherds living out in the fields
nearby, keeping watch over their
flocks at night. An angel of the Lord
appeared to them, and the glory of
the Lord shone around them and they
were terrified. But the angel said to
them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you
good news of/great joy that will be
for all the people. Today in the town
of David a Savior has been born to
you; he is Christ the Lord. This will
be a sign to you: You will find a baby


wrapped in cloths and lying in a man-
ger." Suddenly a great company of
the heavenly host appeared with the
angel, praising God..." Luke 2:8-14
The shepherds then did what any of
us would do they went to check this
out (and make sure they had hot gone
crazy!) "So they hurried offand found
Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who
was lying in the manger. When they
had seen him, they spread the word
concerning what had been told. them
about this child, and all who heard it
were amazed at what the shepherds
said to them. But Mary treasured up
all these things and pondered them in
her heart." Luke 2:17-19
It seems that maybe that feed
trough became a treasure to Mary
after all, for it was the sign that the
angels gave those shepherds to know
for sure that God's Son had been
born. Makes you wonder that while
they were sharing all they had seen
and heard, if Mary wasn't "ponder-
ing" hei owni isit v,.ith the angel
Gabriel just nine months earlier and
seeing all, that he had.told her come to
pa.ss. These tere MNar 's treasures:


Powers announces resignation

from Bell Town Council


Hospital, arranged Chiefland's of-
ficials' visit to Smith-Northview
Hospital. When interviewed, Schupp
said he is committed to creating the
same small town atmosphere in Tri-
County.
Although only recently appointed
CEO, Schupp, for the past four years,
spearheaded the time-consuming ef-
forts to make Tri-County Hospital
a reality. Schupp holds a master's
degree in health care administration
from the University of Tennesse.e
-his internship specialized in rural
health care administration and he
has 31 years experience adminis-
trating health care. With Schupp's
knowledge, experience, and attitude
Chiefland and tri-county residents
can expect Tri-County Hospital be-
ing another high tech, small town
hospital.


God's promises being fulfilled and
the blessings that He had provided
her she just had to look past what
wasn't there.
What treasures are you storing up?
Can they be destroyed, stolen from
you, or will they be left for some-
one else when you leave this earth?
Christmas is a 'great time to think
about where your treasure is, count
your blessings, dig out past memories


By John M. Ayers
Bell Town Councilman Al Pow-
ers submitted his resignation as a
member of the Bell Town Council
to Bell Town Manager Dan Cava-
naugh last week effective Dec. 11,
2007.
Powers explained that.he is dis-
appointed with the direction the
Bell Town Council is heading, so he
feels resigning his seat is something
he has to do.
At press time the Bell Town
Council had not appointed a resi-
dent to serve the position Powers is
vacating.
In other Bell Town Council
news:
The council took action to ap-
prove the paving of seven streets
within the Town of Bell during their
Dec. 6, 2007 meeting. A contract
for bid was awarded to SCI Con-
struction of Cross City for $95,450.
The streets which are under con-
tract to be paved are: Railroad Lane
from US 129 to Paris Street, Paris
Street from County Road 342 to
Bryant Street, Patton Avenue from


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 De-
cember 27 edition will be on Friday,
December 21 at noon.
We hope that you have a Merry
Christmas!
Gilchrist County Journal staff


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THURSDAY DECEMBER 20. 2007


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Chris Balkcom

Cadet Balkcom

graduates from

FLYCA
Cadet Christopher Balkcom, for-
mer student at Trenton High School,
has graduated from the Florida Youth
Challenge Academy (FLYCA) at
Camp Blanding in Starke.
The Florida Youth Challenge
Academy is operated through a col-
laborative agreement between the
National Guard Bureau and the Gov-
ernor of Florida, and is a collabora-
tive effort between the Department
of Education, Department of Juvenile
Justice, Department of Children and
Family Services, the Clay County
School District, and the Department
of Military Affairs (the Florida Na-
tional Guard). This academy offers
dropouts and potential dropouts the
opportunity to attend a highly disci-
plined, certified high school, building
on academics, self-esteem, pride, dis-
cipline, determination, life skills, and
planning for their futures.
This highly structured program
conducts two classes per year, and
Chris is the first graduate from
Gilchrist County. Chris worked ex-
tremely hard to successfully com-
plete this program and plans to attend
Santa Fe Community College and
participate in an apprenticeship to
pursue a career as an electrician.


Airman LaQuenda R.
Ward graduates basic
training
Air Force Airman LaQuenda R.
Ward has graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training,
the airman studied the Air Force mis-
sion, organization, and military cus-
toms and courtesies; performed drill
and ceremony marches, and received
physical training, rifle marksman-
ship, field training exercises, and spe-
cial training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete
basic training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the Com-
munity College of the Air Force.
Ward is the daughter of Geneva
Guyton of Chiefland. The airman is
a 2006 graduate of Chiefland High
School.


PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE
The Board of Florida Crown Work-
force Board will hold a joint meeting
of its Executive, Finance and Person-
nel Committees as shown below:


Happ\ Buihda', v.ishes to iMar-
guente Read and Doug Johnson
on December 20th: Kimberl
Castoi and Bill Peterson on De-
cember 2lst, Leon Roberts. Gal
Vann. Ron Bivens. and Gern \\il-
Sson on December 22nd: NMargaiet
Peabod\. Nlaigaret Shrete, Bran-
don lrMinc. and Hamp Anfernee
Timmone Cheevers on December
23rd. Hampton Smith. Deanna I
Corbin, and Dennis Gidle\ on De-
cember 24th. J.esIs Chrit. TYi\lor
Craji. Brandon \arner. James
Monroe, Chanae Latnei. and Rob-
ert Schroeder on December 25th:
Cotourtne\ ALin. Stephanie Lang-
Sord. George Pickard. Bustei Arm-
strong, and MNar\ Dunlap on De-
cember 26th.
Happ Annieisar\ ishes to
Rob and Natalie Rankin on De-
cember 21st: Mr. and Mrs. Eudell
ParTish on December 23rd: Mr.
and Mrs Fonest Beach and Mr.
'and Mrs Roosekelt Stalbey on
December 25th: and Judge Ed
!and Jeanne Philman on December
2' 6th.


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 Fri-
day, December 21 at noon.
We hope that you have a Merry
Christmas!
Gilchrist County Journal staff


The Law Office of
Sheree H. Lancaster
will be closed
December 24-January 1
The Law Office of Sheree H. Lan-
caster, P.A., 109 East Wade Street,
Trenton, Florida will be closed De-


Date: January 15, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Florida Crown Workforce
Board, 1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite
170, Lake City, FL 32055 '(386) 755-
9026.
This meeting is open to the public.
Notice has been made of this meet-
ing, through publication, to comply
with the "Government in the Sun-
shine Law." All Florida Crown pub-
lic meetings are listed on the Florida
Crown web site at www.floridacrown.
org.
Florida Crown Workforce Board is
an Equal Opportunity Employer/Pro-
gram.. Auxiliary aids and services are
available upon request to individuals
with disabilities using TTY/TDD
equipment via the Florida Relay Ser-
vice at 711. Contact Jeannie Carr at
(386) 755-9026 x3118.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency
or commission with respect to any


cember 24, 2007-January 1, 2008,
for Christmas and New Year's Holi-
days! We will re-open at our normal
time of 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
January 2, 2008.
Thank you and have a safe holi-
day season.


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners will not
convene a regular meeting on Mon-
day, December 17, 2007. BOCC
will convene the regularly sched-
uled meeting on the first Monday of
the month, January 7, 2008 at 1:15
p.m.
The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will
be CLOSED on Monday, December'
24 and Tuesday, December 25,2007
in observance of Christmas.


matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


FHP Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: January 1-31, 2008. These
checkpoints will be held at the fol-
lowing locations, in the following
counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd
Gilchrist:. SR 26, SR 49, SR 47,
CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR


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Naitit Padett. AARP President, read's a letter fioin 1esus tb,0ti
Clristm,as to Santa and the SeiIors.

Suwannee River Economic Council News
A Christmas Part', complete with Micihael Moore. Santa from Bell.
'. as held at the Senior Center in Trenton on December 14th.
Suiv.annee Rier Economic Council Ad\ isort Group '. ith the co-op-
eration of AARP Officers and the Count,, Conu-ussioners made sure that
Santd had plenty oftcand) and fruit baskets along %% ith a turkey, dinner foi
all %. ho attended.
Special Thank You to Santa and his helper for dri ing to the Cruise
Center in North Gilchnst County to do the s~rme for the Seniots there
Nonn Conti.
SREC Adi\isor, Gioup


340, CR 341 '
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SR 349
Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR337, CR 335,
CR316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as: worn/ unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked / broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective light-


ing. In addition, attention will be di-
rected to violations of: driver license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an. ef-
fective method of enforcing state
laws, which relate to the safe and le-
gal operation of motor vehicles.
Authorizing Supervisor: Lieuten-
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GTT CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,2007


Student names from top: Zackery Russo, Summer Elholm, Leah El-
holm, Garret Williams, Chelsea Sullivan, Isaiah Polk, Dylan Powers.
2nd row: Sali Powers, Tierra Riley, Wesley Mansfield, Thomas Bryan,
Hiatt Hagan, Colton Bowman. Bottom row: Bryson Williams, Codey
Bowman, Wyatt Williams, William Rich, Jakob Russo.


Students in the. 21st Century
Community Learning Center After-
School Program at Trenton Elemen-
tary School show their concern for
the environment by cleaning up the


play ground. The students have been
learning about the importance of
keeping their community safe and
healthy as part of an Environmental
Awareness Unit.


Festival of Lights and balls as well as other items of choice,
Boat Parade is a some of which he did while riding his
unicycle. He delighted everyone with
tremendous success his feat of throwing the balls up and
The Historical Fort Fanning Park catching them in a small net that was
came alive on Saturday, December attached to a long pole he balanced
8th at the 19th annual Festival of on his forehead. He also wandered
Lights. It was a gorgeous day with through the park most of the day en-
plenty of sunshine and just cool tertaining everyone as he went about
enough to make the day a joy to be showing people how to juggle. He
outside. This beautiful park really also delighted the children with his
contributed to the festivities as ev- balloon art making various animals
eryone had plenty of room to dis- for them.
play their many varied items for sale. The Rick Gordon Band was a great,
With the walkway throughout the hit as they performed with their great,
park, people found it so easy to wan- songs, then the Bluegrass Prophets.
der through with strollers, walkers Quartet gave their renditions of many
and just strolling along as they, vis-- hits. The Philman Band came on and
ited the various displays. The Moose performed with many of everyone's
Lodge had set up early to provide hot favorite songs. They are very popu-
coffee and hot chocolate along with lar with the local folks. Christmas'
some goodies to help each of us get Carols followed so everyone could
the day underway. join in the fun.
At the center of all of this was the Santa Claus was very busy as many
stage setup where the. entertainment children lined up for their turn to let.
was varied as well. Gina. & Laura Santa know what they were wishing:
started us out with some beautiful for under the Christmas Tree. Cam-
music followed by Earl Green and eras were really snapping as parents
the Mercy Mountain Boys. The wanted to get their children's picture
Chiefland D & D Dance Studio with Santa. Gee, does Santa really
brought many of their dancers.to per- remember all of these requests when
form al what .a wonderful job the\ it c;omie time to load his sleigh for
did+ v rryn -illed to hitrip abou.tii he orld delihverig al
tl,6se youngsters f oi a girat sho i. of tlihose .-oodies 1 '.I onder.......
Bitce, the ju gler, then displaNed '-' -There er' many teIpttg',aro-"
his tricks in the amphitheater to the mas filtering through the air making
delight of everyone sitting around to \our mouth \ after and your tummy
watch. He juggled with his pins and rumble. It N% as time to make the diffi-


Merry Christmas &

Happy New year

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Bell Elementary School held its
annual Spelling Bee last week be-
tween its fourth and fifth grade
classes. The top two winners to
represent the school for the up-
coming county wide Spelling
Bee to be held sometime in mid
January, are John Gill and Tay-
lor Drawdy from Mrs. Geiger's
fourth grade class.


cult choice of hot dogs, hamburgers,
Bar B Que, kabobs, seafood, various
drinks, or kettle korn to name a few
to choose from. I don't know about
you, but I had a very hard time decid-
ing what it would be. Many enjoyed
trying to scale the rock wall or brave
the bungee jump or just play in the
bounce bubbles. Some were even
trying out hula-hoops in the area.
That is something I never quite mas-
tered either.
The Classic Car Show was re-
ally humming, as many of the oldies
seemed to- appear out of nowhere.
What a great turnout of these beau-
ties, all 91 of them! The field was
really filled, up and people wandered
throughout admiring each and every
one. This 'was the first year for the
Cruising for Grins Car Club and they
did a magnificent job and are looking
forward to an even bigger and better
show next year'.
Then it was time for those cute
yellow rubber ducks to put on their
show. As over 1900 of these ducks
" ere put.into the river, each one was
trying to make it to the front of the
line. What a scramble they put on as
you watch and hold your breath, hop-
ing that YOURS is the leader of the
-pack. '-o\ve\etl.there'atle onl\ three
w winners 'aid liey"ere \Vill Smit
'nth the 1st winningi'duck, and M N -
tin Gabriel coming in 2nd, then Car-
ol Jones had the 3rd winning duck.
Congratulations to each of you for
picking the lucky winners!
If you missed the Christmas Boat
Parade, you missed a wonderful
evening as 12 beautifully decorated
boats made their way up the river. It
was a cool dark night and the colored
lights reflecting in the water was a
sight to behold. As: they passed in
view of the many spectators lining
the banks 'of the Suwannee River
on both sides, they did a complete
turnaround, played music, shouting
Merry Christmas and one even shot
off some C02 fire extinguishers that
made the boat appear to float out
of the mist. They all docked at the
Suwannee Gables Motel and came
ashore to some welcoming hot coffee
and chocolate and some great snacks
as they waited to see who had won
the prizes. Our judges this year rep-
resented some ,of our local schools.
They "ere L\nette Landgford. Prin-
cipal of Trenton High School. Pam
Asbell. Principal of Chiefland High
School and Karen Tillis, Principal of
Old Town Elementary' School. They
had a most difficult time in select-
ing the winners, but did a great job.
Thanks ladies for participating with
us this year. The winners of the Boat
Parade are as follows: Small Boat
Category, first place, Theresa Jones,
featuring "Here Comes Santa"; sec-
ond place, Driftwood Realty
with "A Florida Christmas" theme;
third place, William Couey with a


TES students learn about

helping the environment


Mrs. Geiger's December

Breakfast Book Club Meeting


"Christmas" theme.
Medium Boat Category: first
place, Trooper Charlie and Susie
Caulk whose theme was "In Pursuit
of Christmas"; second place, Heath-
er Jones featuring "How the Grinch
Stole Christmas"; third place,
Toy for Tots with "Toys for Tots"
theme. Honorable Mention Patrick
Allen wishing everyone to "Have
a very Gator Christmas" and Jerry
Skuse asking you "To Support our
Troops."
Large Boat Category: first place
Mike Boyer sponsored by NAPA
of Chiefland says "Have a Rocking
Christmas"; second place, Fanning
Springs Volunteer Fire Department;
the theme was "Reflections of Christ-
mas"; third Place Miller Marina/
Suwannee Houseboat Rentals, Su-
wannee Chamber of Commerce and
Suwannee Guide & Outfitters;
they all hope you "Have a Christmas
like no other- Spend it on the Suwan-
nee"; Honorable Mention Chuck and
Margie Barto, featuring the Women
of the Moose and had a Moose pull-
ing the reindeer and Santa's Sleigh.
Thanks to Becky Sanford and the
Suwannee Cruisers Boat Club for a
great show.
Winners of the many donated gifts
by our great local merchants were
Deb Westmark, Theresa Lett, Ken
Ventrop, Lona Golotto, Betsy and
Phil, Arlene Lang, Roger Sanford,
Kattie Hutchinson, Ron Hawkins,
Marshall Durocher, Mary Frances
Jolley, Kris Durocher, Carla Preszio,
Pam Johnson, Tony Murphy, An-
gie and Herb Clark, Donna Stacey,
Cheryl Nekola, Becky Sanford, Den
Doede, Wayne Huffer, Steve Biedel,
Rosemary McCall, and Pat Orr. The
person that makes this happen each
year is Mary Frances Jolley. She puts
in many hours contacting the various
businesses and soliciting their coop-
eration and her effort makes this event
one of the great moments of the day
Sas winning tickets are drawn every
hour and winners are announced on
stage. We really appreciate our mer-
chants for supporting the Festival in
this way. It gives the winner the op-
portunity to visit your place of busi-
ness, perhaps for the first time, and
see what you have to offer. Thanks to
each and every one.
With the help of Gilchrist, Dixie,
Levy County Sheriff Departments,
EMS Units, Fish, & Game Patrol,
Anderson Columbia, Jones Septic,
Suwannee Valley Precast, Fanning
Springs Moose Lodge volunteers,
local volunteers and many hours of
hard work from everyone, we were
able to have a tremendous Festival
for all to enjoy safely. We look for-
ward to another year of bigger and
better things to come and with the
help of everyone, -it will become a
reality. Thanks to all who helped in
mgyy agy. We are. especially grateful
for thiesponsorship '\e received fiom
the City oftFanning Sp.rtng ajnd Puie
Water Wilderness. W\e could not
have given our communities such a
wonderful event without your help.
Thanks!
The Historical Fort Fanning Park
became a reality through the hard
work of then Mayor Carol McQueen,
and the City Council, who spearhead-
ed the movement. She helped secure
funding through a grant from Florida
Community Trust. Current Mayor
Cheryl Nekola said that the Festival
turned out great this 'year and that
we have plans for a bigger, and bet-
ter Festival next year. She also stated
that improvements are underway for
future development of the park.
The Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce wishes everyone a Merry
Christmas and a Happy and Prosper-
ous Ne%' Year.
Submitted by Velma Poole


Every month the class has a Break-
fast Book Club meeting where they
share with their classmates about
their favorite books that they have
read and enjoy a light breakfast that
has been especially prepared for
them by Mrs. Geiger. This month,
they tried something new, eggnog


Wishing You A


Heavenly Season
Miracles are possible, especially at Christmastime.
We hope you find your own small miracles in,
friendship and family, and we wish you all


the best of the season!

Gilchrist

Building

Supply
Bell


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Dec. 24th and Dec. 25h. We will reopen
at 7AM on Wednesday, Dec. 26'h


and fiddlesticks; The fiddlesticks
recipe came out of the last book en-
titled, "Hats Off To Heroes" written
by R. Friend. Author, R. Friend just
recently visited the school so the stu-
dents were really excited about trying
one of her recipes.


Merry Christmas

and /


Happy New Year


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from Mrs. Geiger's fourth grade class.


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Bell's number 4 Joel Elliott drives to the basket as Trenton's no. 12
Aaron Avila draws near for the steal. Photo by Anna Wild.

Bell and Trenton varsity boys play a classic
battle Friday night in the south


By Sean Boutwell
and Journal staff
Friday, December 14th
Bell's varsity girls and boys teams
traveled to Trenton for the first meet-
ing in the annual rivalry Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs played a long
game full of fouls and ugly plays. The
Lady Bulldogs were just mismatched.
Trenton moved the ball fast and the
Lady Bulldogs just couldn't keep up.
Amy Ergle had a good game finish-
ing with 21 points. The Lady Tigers'
Kayla Gent led the Tigers with 24
points and teammate Kenece Rich-
ards shot 21 points while Jasmine
Powell shot 10 points respectively.
The Lady Tigers won the game 75-
46. The Tigers improved their record


to 7-2.
The Dawg Pound, Bell's student
section was in full force by the time
the guys tipped off their game. The
Bulldogs' starting five played an awe-
some game and caught Trenton off
guard. Joel Elliott fired up the Bull-
dog faithful with his great three-point
shooting and the Dawg Pound got the
team fired up. Joel led the Bulldogs in
scoring. Justin Fowler and Jon Bailey
led the Bulldogs' defense.
I Trenton's Cameron Cross had a ter-
rible first half but he, Durell Henry,
and Brandon Mathis all led the Tigers
in the second half. Despite leading at
halftime 30-27, the Bulldogs' starters
got tired and Trenton took advan-
tage in the fourth quarter. Joel Elliott


Trenton's number 10 Kayla Gent is trying to get off a shot as Lady
Bulldog defenders surround her near the baseline. Photo by Anna
Wild.


played- his game of the season thus
far, despite the adversity of being in
the rival's house. Joel finished with
28 points (6 three pointers) and four
assists. Durell Henry led all ,scores
with 37 points and 10 rebounds as
teammate Cam Cross contributed 10
points for the hosts respectively. The
Tigers were too much for the Bull-
dogs in the second half and defeated
the visitors 65-54.
Tuesday, December 11th
The Bell Bulldogs traveled to
Branford to take on the Bucs. The
Bucs' varsity boys' team came out
and took an early 15-11 lead by the
end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs,
and the Bucs played a close second
quarter as the two teams were tied at
halftime 27-27.
"Big James" Thomas led the Bull-
dogs in scoring and the team fed off
of his great play, many players picked
up assists after passing to James. Jon
Bailey and Justin Fowler both played
great games and they combined for
12 assists, 4 steals, and 9 rebounds.
The Bulldogs took a commanding
lead in the third quarter when they
out. scored the Bucs 18-3. The 3rd
qduated-rtiW 'd be the diftcie&' e
aili'd ihe Bulld,5T SI 'on b3-4'K'.
Thursday, December 13th:
The Lady Bulldogs played at home
alone versus Dixie County. The Lady
Bulldogs came out and took an early
lead and held it for the first half. Amy
Ergle tried to hold the Bulldogs to-
gether; she scored 14 points and had
7 assists and 3 rebounds.
The Lady Bears fought back in the
third and the fourth quarter as the two
teams played an exciting and close
match up. The Lady Bears edged out
the Lady Bulldogs and won the game
56-48.


Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce
Banquet planned for
Jan. 24
The Gilchrist County Chamber.of
Commerce Member Banquet will
be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008,
at 6 p.m., at the Trenton Elementary
School Cafetorium.
Tickets are now available at the
Chamber office for $25 per person
including the meal catered by Julie
Thomas and staff-of Simply Delight-
ful, Inc. For catering purposes and a
proper head count all tickets will be
sold and reserved in advance; there
will be NO tickets sold at the door.
For more information about this
event please call 463-3467.


Orrie Roberts of Bell
Sr. Chapter wins big
at FFA Sub District
The Bell Sr. FFA Chapter had some
members participate in the annual
Sub-District contest, Thursday De-
cember 6, 2007. This year, Sub-Dis-
tricts were held in Mayo.
Orrie Roberts participated in the
Tractor Operation and Maintenance
event in which he took 1st place.
Jamie Reed placed 2nd in the Creed
contest, Jenny Smith placed 3rd in
the extemporaneous speaking event,
and Kaitlin Martin placed 4th in Pre-
pared Speaking.
We also had a Dairy Judging team.
Members were Lucas Wilson, Donny
Logan, Chelsea Meyer and David
Kirkland. Results for the dairy team
were not given since their tests are
sent to the state office and judged
against everybody across the state.
The Bell Sr. FFA chapter congratu-
lates all participants.

Courthouse to be closed
Gilchrist County Courthouse and
County Offices will be closed on De-
cember 24 and 25 to observe Christ-
mas.


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Levy County School
Superintendent Cliff
Norris will not seek
Re-election
Superintendent Cliff Norris an-
nounced to the Levy County School
Board earlier this week that he would
not be seeking re-election after serv-
ing two terms. Norris was elected to
the office in 2000.
Norris stated in "The Notebook"
a monthly publication of the School
Board of Levy County, "After much
prayer and thought, I have made the
decision to retire at the end of this
term. By then, I will have served 34
years as an SBLC employee."


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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.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
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Comer 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
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Pine Grove Baptist
Church's Choir to
presents 'The Love of
God at Christmas'
The church choir at Pine Grove
Baptist Church will be presenting
"The Love of God at Christmas"
which will also feature the Pine Grove
Drama Team onSunday evening De-
cember 23, 2007. The program will
begin at 6 p.m.
Pastor Greg Douglas and the church
family invites everyone to attend.
Pine Grove Baptist Church is lo-
cated 3 miles east of Trenton on Hwy.
339.

A boost for people who
get social security
By: Louis Sullivan
Social Security District' Manager,
Gainesville, Florida
The New Year ushers in many
changes. One important change
for most people who receive Social
Security or Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) payments is a benefit
increase in 2008.
Beginning January 2008, a 2.3
percent cost-of-living adjustment
(COLA) will be applied to all Social


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.


Trenton Community Nazarene Church
(2 miles west. o traffic light on SR-26).
10:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service


WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (SB
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUi'E -NEWBERRY, FL 32.66-9

SUNDAY $SCHOOL ............................ 9:45 AM
MORNING WOR$HIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING $SERVICE$:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"


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
SNursery Provided for All Services ~


Security and SSI payments. As a re-
sult, the average monthly benefit for
a retired worker beginning in January
2008 will be $1,079 (up from $1,055)
and the average monthly benefit for a
disabled worker beginning in January
2008 will be $1,004 (up from $981).
For people who receive SSI, the
maximum federal payment amount
will increase to $637 (up from
$623).
There are other Social Security
changes in 2008 that are also worth
noting. For example, in 2008, a
worker will pay Social Security tax
on up to $102,000 of annual earn-
ings (up from $97,500). The tax
rates remain the same. Employees
will continue to pay 6.2 percent on
their wages, and the self-employed
will continue to pay 12.4 percent on
their net earnings. The Medicare tax
rate will continue to be 1.45 percent
(2.90 percent for those who are self-
employed) and there is no limit on
the amount of earnings subject to the
Medicare tax.
A worker will earn one credit of
coverage after paying taxes on $1,050
in earnings (up from $1,000). As
always, four credits may be earned
each year and a person generally
needs forty credits to be eligible for
retirement benefits.
To learn more about the changes
that will take place in 2008 and to
find other important Social Security
information, visit the Social Security
website at www.socialsecurity.gov.

LifeSouth thanks
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As we approach the New Year, I'd
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YOU ARE WELCOME AT
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(352) 463-1562 .
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

Sunday School................... 10:00 AM
T Morning Worship......................11:00 AM 4 .
I Evening Worship......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
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Morning W orship ................................ 11 am
Evening W orship .................................... 6 pm
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took a life-saving step in 2007 and
gave blood. In this past year more
than 200,000 units were donated to
LifeSouth Community Blood Cen-
ters and each single donation car-
ries with it the potential to save up
to three lives, so the impact made by
those donors is far-reaching. Those
efforts have literally touched hun-
dreds of thousands of people in des-
perate need.
But as we come to the end of the
year we are again facing a shortage.
The reality is that even the most faith-
ful blood donors get busy during the
holidays or travel away from home,
so every year we struggle to meet
the demand, because that need never
takes a holiday. And we also know
that demand will jump in the coming
weeks as those patients who've post-
poned surgeries to be home during
the holidays will begin making their
way to our hospitals. i
So, you can help us and N\our neigh-
bors by coming to one of our centers,
stopping by a blood drive at your of-
fice or by visiting one of our blood-
mobiles. There is simply no subsii-
tute for human blood, and the only
solution to the shortage is donors
stepping up to meet the demand.
If you've, never donated blood,
make your 2008 New Year's resolu-
tion to try. If you are already a donor,
please resolve to schedule one addi-
tional visit to donate in the coming
year. If we could increase the num-
ber of donors by just one percent, it
would go a long way to eliminating
the shortage. It's a quiet way you can
help your community, and in doing
so, you'll be saving a life, which is
quite a reward for one hour of your
time.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,2007


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Children bring Christmas joy to Ayers' residents


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Front Row: Allan Aderholt with his niece Charity, Elliot Spears, Anna Hutto, Spencer Malm, Tristan
Townsend, Jessica White, Madison Blue, Savannah and their mom Jamie Jones, Janice Nazworth, Aman-
da Desmartin, a parent as well as a staff person for the School Readiness Coalition of the Nature Coast,
Abbigail and Gracie Lovett, Katie Lovett and her son Jaidon. Back Row: Lane Lovett, Emma Hutto, hid-
den from view, Colton Spears, Benjamin Griffith and Ms. Kathy.


for all your support this past year!

Merry Christmas Er
Happy New Year

from
Joe and Dee Gilliam
and Staff at the
Gilchrist County Clerk's Office


Submitted
Children from Kathy's All Things
Daycare and Learning Center bright-
ened the season for residents of Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center last
Monday afternoon when they visited
singing a Merry Christmas song and
passing out homemade placemats
they had drawn and colored.
It was hard to tell who enjoyed it
the most, the residents or the children,
according to Kathy Spears. The chil-
dren at Kathy's All Things are being
taught the principles of giving and
sharing with others. They recently
collected food items for a Thanksgiv-
ing basket and often they share their
extra vegetables grown in the school
garden with their neighbors who can't
grow their own.
The Center was recently notified
of its re-accreditation under more
stringent guidelines with the Nation-
al Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC), ,accord-
ing to Spears. This was a joint effort
by many people. Kathy's All Things
works with The Early Learning Coali-
tion of the Nature Coast to provide a
learning environment that is preparing
preschoolers to enter formal school-
ing, eager and prepared to learn. Es-
L;iblihed Jiil ,1996, the center accepts'
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Resident Mary Lyons, Jessica White, Lane Lovett, Emma Hutto, Gra-
cie Lovett, Tristan Townsend, Elliot Spears, Janice Nazworth and
Charity Ade'rholt.


Voluntary Preschool Program, which
provides 540 hours of attendance per
regular school year.


From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
Ending
December 17,2007
On December 10, 2007, Christo-
pher M. Coleman, 11/8/74, was ar-
rested on an Alachua County Warrant
with the charge of VOP/Worthless
Check.
On December 11, 2007, Joseph A.


Singleton, 12/2/87, was arrested on
the charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence.
On December 11, 2007, Willie
J. Ellison, 12/9/69, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine and
Tampering with Evidence.
On December 11, 2007, John E.
Blair, Jr., 7/9/86, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine,
Tampering with Evidence, Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia and DWLSR.
On December 11, 2007, Diego A.
Martinez, 11/12/84, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/No Valid Drivers
License.
On December 11, 2007, Nira K.


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Gallegos, 1/11/79, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/Traffic Arraign-
ment.
On December 12, 2007, Daniel L.
R. Flemming, 12/18/79, was arrested
on charges of Possession of Canna-
bis under 20 Grams, Possession of
Concealed Weapon and Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia.
On December 12, 2007, Bealia C.
Salkay, 11/27/63, was arrested on
charges' of VOP/DUI and VOP/Re-
sistihg without Violence.
On December 13, 2007, Deilwone
L. Henry, 11/11/74, was arrested on
the charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence.
On December 14, 2007, Lyle A.
Wilkerson, 6/6/74, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of Violation of Probation.
On December 14, 2007, Jose J.
Ortiz, 12/28/82, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On December 15, 2007, Chris B.
Jackson, 1/8/73, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia.
On December 15,2007, Juan Dela-
cruz, 9/2/82, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On December 15, 2007, Anthony
J. Bryan, 9/24/82, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Less than
20 Grams and VOP/Battery.
On December 16, 2007, Eugene N.
Shinaberry, 11/21/72, was arrested
on the charge of Battery/Domestic
Violence.
On December 16, 2007, Jeffrey G.
Cunigan II, 6/20/89, was arrested on
charges of Aggravated Assault and
Criminal Mischief.
On December 16, 2007, Robert P.
Bradley, 3/20/77, was arrested on the
charge of Failure to Appear.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,2007


Coping with grief during the

holidays


Nina Powell is Haven Hospice's
manager of bereavement services
in Gainesville. Haven's 16-coun-
ty service area includes Gilchrist
County and the Tri-Counties Hos-
pice Care Center in Chiefland.'
By Nina Powell
For someone who has lost a loved
one, the holiday season may be one
of the most difficult times of the year.
Shopping, cooking or joining family
and friends to celebrate traditions can
be overwhelming. Remembering a
loved one.can invoke feelings of deep
sadness, loneliness and emptiness.
But there are ways to cope during
this time. Here are some suggestions
that may be helpful:
Plan Ahead -Try to mentally pre-
pare for family traditions and events.
Decide which traditions you may
want to change or which ones you
may want to excuse yourself from
this year. This may include arranging
for a special memorial. For example,
you could ask for a special reading or
song to be dedicated in the memory of
your loved one at your place of wor-
ship. You could light a candle during
dinner and share special memories of
your loved one or perhaps start a new
tradition of signing a holiday table-
cloth, which is only used during spe-
cial occasions.
Be Flexible Give yourself permis-


sion to change your mind. Plans can
be changed. You may discover that
you are being too ambitious and need
more time alone. You may decide to
attend gatherings but for a shorter pe-
riod of time.
Try New Things Look at new
ways of celebrating the holidays.
Consider volunteering. Take a trip to
a place that's special to you and your
loved one. Visit distant relatives to
change your routine. Shop online or
by catalog. -
Care for Your Soul Make sure that
you get adequate nourishment and
rest. Remember to drink water. Grief
can be exhausting it's important
that you take time for yourself physi-
cally and spiritually. Taking a walk,
meditating and journaling are just a
few ways to focus on your needs.
As the holidays draw near, be
gentle with yourself. Listen to your
soul and treat yourself with the same
respect, patience and love that you
would give another who is grieving.
You may find that these sugges-
tions can help bring some comfort
and understanding during the holi-
day season. The loss of a loved one
teaches us how precious life is and
how important it is to live each day
to the fullest.
For more information or to find out
about Haven Hospice's grief support
groups, please call (352) 692-5100 or
(866) 379-1491.


Florida 'first in
Certified Wildlife
Habitats
There are quite a few people in
Florida lately who should be proud
of themselves, and many of Florida's
birds and animals are surely better off
than they might be, if not for those
people.
It seems that there are now more
National Wildlife Federation Certi-
fied Wildlife Habitats in Florida than
in any other state in the country, even


those states bigger and/or more popu-
lous than Florida. We have well over
6000 habitats that are approved by
National Wildlife Federation as af-
fording Florida wildlife the elements
needed to survive. We have recently
moved past Georgia, North Carolina
and California, which have up to now
been leaders in numbers of such hab-
itats. Florida is now Number One.
This is a measure of the dedication
of residents of our state to try to give
back something to the wild creatures
that we are fast displacing by our de-
velopment.
The Backyard Wildlife Habitat
program of National Wildlife Federa-
tion began in 1973, with just a few
habitats established in Florida. The
numbers of habitats has grown steadi-
ly since then, with a great new boost
in numbers in the last few years from
counties and municipalities becom-
ing certified communities, working
to disseminate information about the
program, and promoting certification
for their individual citizens' home-
sites. Schools and businesses are also
being certified, and this community
certification works particularly well
for wildlife, as it provides more con-
nected areas' for their use. That con-
nectivity of such habitats is of much
greater benefit to animals than can be
accomplished with the same number
of disconnected, individual sites.
Broward County as a whole has
been certified as a Community Wild-
life Habitat by the National Wildlife
Federation. The cities of Coconut
Creek, Wilton Manors and Plantation
are also certified Community Habi-
tats in their own right. Winter Haven,
Coral Springs, Parkland, Pompano
Beach, and Lighthouse Point have
officially registered their Community
Wildlife Habitat projects, and are
working toward certification.
Florida Wildlife Federation pro-
motes the establishment of National
Wildlife Federation certified habitats
by offering a Florida-specific packet
to help our citizens through the pro-
cess, along with information on our
website. We also bring habitat in-
formation and materials to the public
at meetings, festivals, and wherever
we have an opportunity to spread the
word.
It seems the word IS spreading,
and that is a very good thing for Flor-
ida's birds and animals, as well as
those who migrate through our state.
For more information, go to Florida
Wildlife Federation's website, www.
fwfonline.org, where you will find
habitat information,,and some beau-
tifutl photographs of.Florida habitat
long, v ith alink that, ill take youtq
National Wildlife Federation's habi-
tat information. You may also e-mail
Pat Pearson, who is our Habitat Co-
ordinator, at patricia@fwfonline.org,
or write or phone her at Florida Wild-
life Federation's Tallahassee office at
850-656-7113.


Springhouse Quilters
The final meeting of Springhouse
Quilters was held at the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shoppe last Monday.
This was the annual Christmas party
and was a fun place to be from 6 to 9
p.m. All quilting was put aside and
the 60 ladies had all cooked some-
thing special and brought these won-
derfully filled Christmas food dishes,
and with all the other trimmings, had
a great Christmas party. Thanks to
each quilter who participated in the
preparation and those taking the time
to attend the party. There were a few
moments of serious business when
the new 2008 officers for Springhouse
were installed and will now assume
their duties the first of January.
Springhouse Quilters would like
to extend Christmas wishes to each
and everyone in the community. The
year 2007 was a wonderful year and
we are all looking to 2008 for an-
other fun-filled quilting year. There is
much to learn and beginning in Janu-
ary, Springhouse will again begin
their monthly business meetings and
workshops.
Beginner quilting classes will begin
the last of January. To join the quilt-
ing classes, an individual will need to
pay their annual dues. This is a very
nominal amount. The most difficult
requirement for being a member of
Springhouse will be to participate in
the annual quilt raffle and complete
one community service project. Com-
munity service projects are something
we really believe in. We try to return a
small favor to the community by pro-
viding a community service through
our quilting activities.
Plans are also being made for a very
special event to be held in March.
This event will coincide with National
Quilting Day and will feature antique
quilts. Watch for more information
on this project.
Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for
reading our news. For information
on Springhouse Quilters, contact Lois
Scott, 463-2207, or Jan Litzinger,
463-3971.
Lois Scott, publicity


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Susan Harrison who lives in Gainesville was the winner of the Log
Cabin Quilt. We had the drawing Sunday afternoon and when she
was called she had forgotten about getting the ticket. She went home
one happy lady.


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, December 13 at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was a great day to
have Roger Bouchard the President
of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Camps
as a visitor. When we started taking
donations on the Log Cabin Quilt we
said half of what we made would go
to Camp Caruth to help children go
to camp. We made $1020.00 and we
gave him his half. We have supported
the camp since 2000 and we still help
wherever we can. The Jewel Box
went to Emily Hopson and the small
house went to Jackie Stoddard from
Ft. Lauderdale. We now have the wa-
termelon quilt up to give away at the
festival in June.
We have left everything up until
the first of January and then. we get
ready for the State Fair in February.
We will start our Picking on the
Porch Saturday, January the 5th with
Ray Franks and the Can't Hardly


Play Boys. They make wonderful
music, both gospel and bluegrass.
Mark your calendars and come out
arid enjoy the day with us.
Lunch was great today with chick-
en noodles, green beans, sweet pota-
toes, potato salad, mixed vegetables,
pea salad and good dessert.
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will'be closed

December 24-26, 2007 & January 1, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.


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THURSDAY DECEMBER 20.2007 GJLCHRJST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eleven


Gilchrist County Hunters


Kyle Feather killed this 10-point deer and wild hog Tuesday, Decem-
ber 11th while hunting with his dad, Mark Feather, on private prop-
erty in Gilchrist County.


North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Bartow on Thursday,
December 13, 2007, were: this week
513, last week 1017 and last year
583.
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 lower. Feeder steers and heif-
ers 1.00-3.00 lower. Feeder and re-
placement cows steady. 25 percent
slaughter cows, 6 percent slaughter
bulls, 30 percent feeder steers, 31
percent feeder heifers, and 9 percent
feeder and replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%:
1220-1555 (1428) 44.50-49.50
(47.03); 1615-1825 .(1695) 46.50-
48.00 (47.30).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 935-1185 (1036) 44.50-49.50


(46.78); 830-1170 (996) 36.00-43.00
(40.62) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1010-1460,
(1311) 50.00-54.50 (52.69); 1525-
1685 (1629) 52.00-59.00 (56.21).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 210-220 (215)
145.00-162.50 (152.64); 260-285
(268) 128.00-145.00 (134.03); 320-
345 (332) 126.00-140.00 (130.26);,
375-395 (389) 114.00-130.001
(118.27); 405-445 (426) 106.00-
112.00 (108.62); 450-485 (463),
105.00-110.00 (107.31); 525-535
(530) 96.00-104.00 (99.68); 550-575
(562) 96.00-101.00 (98.56).
Feeder .Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 200-235 (220) 127.50-
135.00 (132.51); 315-340 (324)
110.00-117.00 (114.67); 365-385
(370) 108.00-114.00 (109.81); 420-
445 (437) 101.00-105.00 (102,68);


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Bart Geiger and Katie Geiger (10) \\ ith her 5 point 2 )ears ago


Bart Geiger and Shelb\ Geiger 1 10) with her 5 point.


Sisters, Katie and Shelby Geiger both shoot a five point!
Father, Bart Geiger takes his girls Katie was 10 years old (now 12), she point. Almost two years to the date, and it was a five point.
hunting in Georgia every year. When shot her first deer and it was a five Shelby, now 10,' shot her first deer


455-485 (472) 100.00-103.00
(101.70); 525-545 (537) 91.00-95.00
(93.70); 555-585 (575) 88.00-92.00
(91.03).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-235 (213) 118.00-124.00
(119.92); 260-295 (276) 110.00-
116.00 (114.76); 315-345 (330)
108.00-114.00 (111.35); 360-395
(368) 97.00-105.00 (101.84); 420-
445 (429) 93.00-103.00 (96.48); 460-
475 (468) 94.00-97.00 (95.19); 505-
545 (528) 87.00-92:00 (89.27).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 215-235 (222). 115.00-119.00
(116.23); 315-340 (324) 101.00-
105.00 (101.98); 360-385 (372)
91.00-94.00 (92.55); 415-435 (425)
87.00-91.00 (89.39); 460-485 (476)
86.00-91.00 (89.21); 535-545 (542)
78.00-83.00 (80.65)
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
*2 Middle-Aged: 895-1185 (1042)
47.00-81.00 (60 38) 4-6 months
bred ..

Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Mary Ann Tilley and Jimmie Til-
ley to Jimmie Tilley, special warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Block 8 Suwan-
nee River Estates South.
Andrew Jay Barnes and Charlotte
Ann Barnes to Charlotte Ann Barnes,
special warranty deed, $10.00.
William C. Walden, Jr. to North
Broward Investment Club, warranty
deed, $70.00, Lot 52 Suwannee Riv-
er Highlands Third Edition.
North B roward Investment Club to
G%%endol n Lev. is, Valentine Lewis
and .A- is Duhaney-Walcott, warranty
deed, $17,000.00, Lot 52 Suwannee
River Highlands Third Edition.
David E. Crown and Edith D.
Crown to Fred C. Daniel and Pa-
tricia W. Daniel, warranty deed,
$84,586.00.
Lawrence Rogers' and Stacey E.
Rogers to Lawrence Rogers and
Stacey E. Rogers, quit claim deed,
$10.00.
Leona Margaret Wirta to Curtis E.
Crisel, Sr., quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 24 Silver Ridge Subdivision.
Paula Padova Jewett to Michelle
Joy Jewett Ericson and Alfred Wright
Padova, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot
43 Emerald Farms Subdivision unit
1.
Jerry Perkins to Safe and Sound
Building Systems, Inc., general war-
ranty deed, $308,000.00, Lots 12, 16,


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Stanley M. King and Mildred J.
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Sharon Rodgers Skeen and Mary
Jean Faison Family Revocable Trust
to Sharon Rodgers Skeen, amended
warranty deed, $10.00.
Jerry F. Brown and Mildred Brown
to Joseph H. Story, Jr. and Orlinda
J. Story, corrective warranty deed,
$10.00.
Allan N. Abruzzio to Kenneth D.
Forrest, quit claim deed-in lieu of
foreclosure, $71,000.00.


Be safe this holiday
season
With the holiday season: upon us,
Sheriff Turner would like to remind
us of the following safety precau-
tions. The'G&U-n ,. Counr, SheCf"-s
Office on-A'thi'c C_'be'a SA.FE 'and
Happy Holiday Season for all!
Be alert and aware of your- sur-
roundings at all times. Criminals of-
ten target people who are distracted.
Plan in advance, when driving,
walking or taking public transporta-
tion. Know how to get to your desti-
nation bN the safest, most direct route.
(Travel with a friend, if possible.)
Remind children to be wary of
strangers. ,
When driving, keep doors locked
and the windows closed. Make sure
the gas tank is full. Maintain your car
in good working condition.
Always lock your car. Before get-
ting into the car, check the back seat
just to be assured that no one is hid-
ing.. .
Plan your purchases in advance and
carry onl\ the amount of cash neces-
sary to make your purchase. If you
must carry a large amount of cash,
divide it between your purse, pockets
and wallet.
Record the numbers for each of
your credit cards. This will aid in re-
porting if lost/stolen.
Carry your purse close to your
body. Place one end of the purse in
the palm of your hand and the other
in the bend of your elbow. Never
carry a purse by the handle or wrap
the strap around your body.
When in a restaurant, don't leave
your handbag or packages unattend-
ed.
If you must place packages in your
car, put them into the trunk and make
sure the trunk is locked. Never leave
packages in the passenger compart-
ment unattended.
Don't wait until you have reached
your front door to look for your keys.
Have them ready in your hand. If a
stranger I standing near your door, it
may be a good idea not to go in until
the situation feels safer.
Lock your front door immediately


Educators
Law Enforcement
Before. enrolling in
DROP get the facts
S and
KEEP YOUR
S" MONEY.


Carleigh, Hartzog of Trenton killed her first deer a 6 point on the 9th
of December while hunting with her father Grady Hartzog in Levy
County.

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Thomas G. Curry
Thomas G. Curry, 73 of Fanning
Springs died December 13 at Haven
Hospice in Chiefland. Born in Mi-
ami, he moved to this area in 2006
from Marathon.. He was a commer-
cial fisherman and served in the US
Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He is preceded in death by his
daughter, Cheryl Linette Curry.
He is survived by his sons, Roger
Curry of Fanning Springs and Thom-
as Gary Curry of McDonough, Geor-
gia.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Thomas F. Daniels


Mr. Thomas F. Daniels
Mr. Thomas F. Daniels, 70, of Cot- Mrs. Elizabeth Loraine
tondale, Alabama passed away Sun-
day, December 9, 2007, at Druid City Doscher
Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mrs. Elizabeth Loraine Doscher,
He was born in. Brentwood, Geor- 98, of Cross City passed away Thurs-
gia, Mr. Daniels moved to Baldwin, day, December 13,2007 at Cross City
Florida at an early age and after grad- Rehab. Mrs. Doscher lived most of
uating from Baldwin High School her adult life in Springfield, Virginia.
in 1954 he joined the U.S. Navy She had a perfect attendance record
and served 4 years. After being dis- of 45 years working for Verizon,


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charged, he went to college at Liv-
ingston University where he met his
wife Audrey. After graduation from
Livingston, he moved back to Flor-
ida. He then took a teaching job with
the Duval County School System
and also ran 5 service stations in the
Jacksonville area for 5 years. During
this time his son Tommy was born.
He then joined the Florida Highway
Patrol where he worked for 33 years
before retiring as a Lieutenant. He
then built a house in Alabama, and
lived between Alabama and Florida
until his death. He was an avid hunter
and NASCAR fan and will be missed
by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 45
years, Audrey Daniels; son, Tommy
Daniels of Cross City; sister, Delores
Pipkins of Zackrey, Louisiana; broth-
ers, Harry Daniels and Larry Daniels
both of Jacksonville; grandchildren,
Andrew'Daniels of Ocala and Aman-
da Daniels of Cross City.
Funeral Services were held Friday,
December 15,2007 at Memory Cha-
pel in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Burial
followed at Memory Hill Gardens.
A Memorial Service will be held
on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at
2 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City, with Rev. Jake
Cravey and Rev. Bobby Bryan offi-
ciating.
Local services have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


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The title of said ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION; MAKING FINDINGS;
ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY
LOCATED IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS
REASONABLY COMPACT, AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF THE REAL
PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE
JANUARY 1, 2009, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL BE
ASSESSED FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES
AND BE SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR
PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR
PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY
CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE
WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE, THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CHIEF
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
PROPERTY APPRAISER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE TAX
COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC
UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING.AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
At the aforementioned meeting all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this
meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub.: December 20 & 27, 2007b


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AT&T, and Bell Atlantic. She moved
to Dixie County on March 25, 2006
from Pratts, Virginia. She was of the
Methodist faith.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, David C. Doscher, Retired
U.S. Navy. She will be interred next
to her beloved David at a later date.
-She is survived by daughter, Car-
olyn C. Patterson of Steinhatchee;
sister, Ethyle Cole Giuseppe of Sta-
nardville, Virginia; brother, Lynwood
A. Rhodes of Alexandria, Virginia;
two grandchildren, Glenn Patterson
and Brent Patterson; and four great-
grandchildren.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


Mr. Raymond Holder
Raymond Holder, 50, of Tren-
ton, passed away in his sleep at his
home December 14, 2007. Born in
Gainesville he has been a life long
good ol' boy raised in the woods of
Trenton. No other place he ,would
rather be. He was dearly loved and
will surely be missed. Tip your hat
to the sky now as you say goodbye.
No need for tears or fears as he looks
down and says "Cheers." He worked
in Waste Water Management for the-
city of Trenton.
He is survived by his daughter,
Julia Mock of Morriston; his sons,
Levi Holder of Newberry and Ray-
ford Holder of Trenton; his brothers,
Tommy Holder of Trenton and Lloyd
Holder of Orlando.
Funeral Services were held Mon-
day, December 17 at 7 p.m. at Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.
Visitation was held on Monday at 5
p.m.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mary Austin O'Steen
Mary Austin O'Steen of High
Springs passed away at her residence


on December 17, 2007. She was 70
years old.
Mary was born on November 6,
1937 in Bell. She was a lifelong resi-
dent of Gilchrist County. Mary was
a Teachers Aide in special education
at Bell High School and a member of
Midway Church of Christ.
Mary is survived by her husband
J.B. O'Steen, Jr. of High Springs;
three daughters,MarthaAnn O'Steen,
Nina Faye Salmi and Lucy Diane
O'Steen all of High Springs; one son,
J. B. O'Steen III., of High Springs;
three sisters, Gwendoline Polk of
Trenton, Virginia McDonald of Doc-
tors Inlet and Pansy Suggs of Archer;
one brother, Henry Roberts of Old
Town; and four grandchildren: J. B.
O'Steen IV., Eric Austin O'Steen,
Stephanie Dawn Holt and Kelly Ma-
rie Brannan.
The Funeral Service will be held
on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at
2 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
with Mr. Danny Roberts and Rever-
end Arnold O'Steen conducting the
service. Burial to follow at Mt. Horeb
Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation
was held on Wednesday, December
19, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Watson
Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton.


Mrs. Faye Gibbs
Thompson
The death of Faye Gibbs Thomp-
son, age 71, occurred Friday Decem-
ber 14,2007.
Ms. Thompson was a native of
Broxton, Georgia but has made her
home in Milledgeville, Georgia for
many years. She worked for many
years for Dr. Wilbur .Scott and Dr.
Virgilio Valdecanas and was a mem-
ber of the Haddock Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two
grandchildren, Bryan Estes and Doug
Thompson.
Survivors include her children: Em-
ily Estes and Karen Spivey (Ricky)


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT

OF ORDINANCE

BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,

FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes,
as amended, that an ordinance, the title of which hereinafter appears, will be
considered for enactment on January 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in the'City Council
Meeting Room, City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee
River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida. Ordinance No. 2007-05 provides for
the voluntary annexation of a parcel of land contiguous to and lying east of the
boundaries of the City of Fanning Springs, Florida, as shown on the location
map below. The area to be annexed is located in Section 21, Township 10
South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida., The area to be annexed
consists of 136.82, more or less. The complete legal descnption of the area to
be annexed, as well as a copy of the ordinance, can be obtained from the Office
of the City Clerk, City Hall located at 1765.1 Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee
River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular business hours.


all of Haddock, and Charles Thomp-
son, Jr. of Milledgeville; three sis-
ters, Wyolene White of Bell, Virginia
Meeks of Adel, and Juanell Graham
of Douglas; one brother, Charles
Gibbs of Broxton; six grandchildren,
Michelle Epps, Shawn Greene, Ka-
tie Spivey, Tina Thompson, Wesley
Thompson, Chad Thompson; and
four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at 131 Brown's
Crossing Road, Haddock, Georgia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Mon-
day, December 17th from Scenic Me-
morial Gardens Cemetery with Dr.
Ron McClung and Rev. Bill Baker
officiating.
Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.
com to express tributes.


Mr. Robert L. Tindale
Robert L. Tindale, 68, of Chiefland,
passed away Dec. 11, 2007. Born in
Gainesville, he has been a lifelong
resident of Chiefland. He was a re-
tired custodian for the Levy County
School Systems.
He is survived by his sister, Mar-
tha Jean Johnson of Plant City; his
brothers, Lloyd Tindale and Herman
Tindale, both of Chiefland; and his
cousin and caregiver, Teresa Owens
of Chiefland.
Graveside services were held Sat-
urday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at
Antioch Cemetery in Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


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4-Pets Sake
Here are a few suggestions to bring
a little Christmas to those who are
unable to have a holiday. Donate new
slippers or small blankets to a nurs-
ing home to give to folks who have
no family or visitors.
Offer a small table top artificial
tree or a live inside plant to some-
one who cannot care for something
involving a lot of work. Don't forget
their pets. Why don't you take their
canine to a grooming salon for a bath
and nail trim? Or maybe you can give
a card of cat Advantage to someone
who has a cat!
We did reach 500 surgeries this
month. Velma Mikell will receive a
$15 gift card to the Lighthouse and a
bag of dog food. The surgery will be
at Newberry Animal Hospital.
To those of you who have dogs
chained to trees or other objects with-
out shelters we offer you this prayer.
That you be granted the ability to en-
able you to find and use your brain to
its full capacity and get your dog a
house!! Perhaps you are not worthy
of having a pet because the state re-
quires you must provide food, water,
and shelter.
All of us from 4-Pets Sake are
wishing you a safe and blessed holi-
day. Just for the love of them.
Renee


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Caregivers of Gilchrist
County to hear about
Alzheimers/Dementia
Are you aware that there is a
free Caregiver group which meets
at the Suwannee River Econom-
ic .Council building (across from
the library and school in Trenton).
You are welcome to bring the one
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.
Hattie Wilson


NOTICE OF NON-BINDING
REFERENDUM ON CREATION OF
A MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING
UNIT TO FUND
RECREATION SERVICES AND
FACILITIES
Notice is hereby given by the Board
of County Commissioners of Gilchrist
County that the ballot of the January 29,
2008, Presidential -Preference Primary
election shall include a non-binding ref-
erendum seeking a vote of the Gilchrist
County electors on the following ques-
tion:
NON-BINDING VOTE ON CRE-
ATION OF RECREATION MUNICIPAL
SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WOULD YOU SUPPORT, THE
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES BY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, THE CITY
OF TRENTON, THE TOWN OF
BELL, AND THE CITY OF FAN-
NING SPRINGS THAT WOULD CRE-
ATE A COUNTY-WIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICES TAXING UNIT WITHIN
WHICH COULD BE IMPOSED ANAD
VALOREM TAX, NOT TO EXCEED
ONE QUARTER MILL, WITH REV-
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SORED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
AND SERVICES TO ALL GILCHRIST
COUNTY RESIDENTS:
Yes No
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. December 20, 2007b.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
NEW RULES, REVISE AND/OR
AMEND EXISTING RULES AND
REPEAL OLD RULES
Notice is hereby given that The School
Board of Gilchrist County, Florida in-
tends to adopt new rules, revise and/or
amend existing rules, and repeal old rules
of the Board after a public hearing, as fol-
lows:
Policy #
2.01 Responsibilities and Authority
of the Board Revised and Amended
2.04 School Advisory Councils -
Revised and Amended
2.09 School Improvement and
Education Accountability Revised and
Amended
2.091 Family and School Partnership
for Student Achievement Revised and
Amended
3.06 Safe and Secure Schools Re-
vised and Amended
3.061 Domestic Security NEW
POLICY
3.16 Charter Schools Revised and
Amended
3.25 Background Screening for
Contractors NEW POLICY
3.30 Automatic External Defibrilla-
tors NEW POLICY
4.02 The Curriculum Revised and
Amended
4.021 Physical Education NEW
POLICY
4.025 Academic and Career Planning
NEW POLICY
4.09/D Athletics Revised andAmend-
ed
5.08 Post-Secondary Vocational
Programs Revised and Amended
5.141 Anabolic Steroid Testing for
Student Athletes NEW POLICY
5.151 Psychotropic Medication -
NEW POLICY
5.24/D Parental Access to Information
NEW POLICY,
6.103/D Appointment or Employment
Requirements Revised and Amended
,6.113 Responsibilities of School Bus
Operators NEW POLICY
6.1310D Determination of Subject
Area Expertise Repealed
6.14 Employment of Athletic
Coaches who are not Full-Time Employ-
ees of the School Board Revised and
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: SATURN 1 LLC,
SATURN 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2005559
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 270916000000050021
Tax Deed File#: 07029TD


6.191 District Certificates Revised
and Amended
6.21/D Leave Application Revised
and Amended
6.214/D Resignations Revised and
Amended
6.23/D Personal Leave Revised and
Amended
6.30 Salary Schedules Revised and
Amended
6.45/D Alcohol and Drug-Free Work-
place Revised and Amended
6.65 Whistleblower Protection -
NEW POLICY
7.121 Antifraud NEW POLICY
7.14/D Purchasing Policies and Bid-
ding Revised and Amended
7.25 Hospitality Funds- NEW POL-
ICY
8.21 Transporting Students in Pri-
vate Vehicles Revised and Amended
8.251 Summer Nutrition Program -
NEW POLICY
8.40 Naming or Renaming Schools
and School Facilities NEW POLICY
Copies of the proposed new rules,
revised and/or amended existing rules,
and rules to be repealed are available for
inspection and copying by. the public at
the Superintendent's office, 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of all
or any of the rules may be purchased at
the cost of reproduction which is estimat-
ed at $.25 per page.
The purpose of adopting new rules and
revising and amending existing rules is to
bring the rules up to date and discard any
unnecessary rules.
This revision and adoption of new
,rules will not have any adverse economic
impact on any person. The School Board
is being assisted by NEFEC. The cost
in printing and providing binders for the
rules will be paid by the School Board.
Specific authority for these adopt-
ed rules are Florida Statutes 1001.32,
1001.41,1001.42,1001.43, 1012.22,
1012.23.
A public hearing will be held on the
proposed adopted new rules at 6:30 P.M.
on January 22, 2008, at the School Board
Meeting at the Gilchrist County School
Board meeting room at 310 NW llth Av-
enue, Trenton, Florida 32693.
All interested persons are advised that
any person desiring to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board as to any matter
considered at said hearing, will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made of
the proceeding, which record must in-
clude all of the testimony and evidence
. presented.
/s/ James E. Vickers
JAMES E. VICKERS
as Superintendent and
.Secretary of the Board
Pub. December 20, 2007b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 07000099CA
Green Tree Servicing LLC F/K/A
Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. F/K/A
Green Tree Financial Servicing Corpora-

Plaintiff, sf. i 1i, :\li iH
vs.
barrell S. Clagg, Jr.; unknown spouse of
Darrell S. Clagg, Jr; Denise S. Clagg; if
living, including any unknown spouse of
said defendants(s), if remarried, and if
deceased, the respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, credi-
tors, lienors, and trustees, and all. other

persons claiming by, through, under
or against the named defendantss; un-
known tenant #1; unknown tenant #2;
Defendant(s)
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Darrell S. Clagg, Jr.; unknown spouse
of Darrell S. Clagg, Jr.; Denise S. Clagg;
if I i ring. including any unknown spouse
of said defendantss, if remarried, and if
deceased, the respective unknown heir,
devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or against the
named defendants) whose residence are/
is unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding with the Clerk of
Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon
the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and
address appears hereon, within thirty days
of the first publication of this Notice, the
nature of this proceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
Lot 3 SPJ Subdivision, according to the


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,2007 1 14 1 JL P %.j


plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 76, of the public records of Gilchrist
County, Florida.
To include a:
1995 Westways,
VIN GAFLS75A24701WE21 and
68996471
A/K/A
10149 SE 90th Avenue
Newberry, FL 32669
If you fail to file your answer or writ-
ten defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated at Gilchrist County this 10 day of
Dec., 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than (7) days prior
to the proceedings. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Re-
lay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive .
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub. Dec. 20, 27, 2007b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 21-2007-CP-0051
1 Probate Division
IN RE: The Estate of SONIA
ETHLYN ALLEN, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SO-
NIA ETHLYN ALLEN, deceased, whose
date of death was October 14, 2007, and
whose social security number is XXX-
XX-2373, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision; the address of which is 112 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive'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 PUBLICATION
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 ':
N tWI i-HSTA.NbINGHTHI- 'TINIE,
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVf-AW
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 20th, 2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Elaine C. Allen
7339 SW State Road 26
Trenton, Florida 32693
Attorney of Personal Representative:
/s/ Charlotte J. Weidner
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 0216062
Post Office Box 1354
Bronson, Florida 32621
Telephone: (352) 486-3753
Pub.Dec.20,27,2007b. '


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the follow ing Certificate
for said Certificate for a Ta% Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows: .
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MTAG CUST FOR
MARKET MANAGEMENT LLC
Certificate Number:2005592
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 021016018900000110
Tax Deed File#: 07016TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 11 GILCHRIST
ESTATES S/D AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PB 2 PG 81 PUBLIC
RECORDS, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
S MARJORIE E MARTIN
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA


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PROPERTY: A TRACT OF LAND
SITUATED IN SEC 27, TWN 9, S,
RGE 16 E, GILCHRIST CO, FL SAID
TRACT OF LAND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COM AT THE NE/C OF
THE S/2 OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
SEC 27, TWN 9 S,.RGE 16 E FOR A
POR: THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 54 MIN
57 SEC W ALONG THE N LINE OF
SAID S/2 OF SEC 27, A DISTANCE
OF 4784.18 FT TO THE POB; THENCE
RUN S 00 DEG 05 MIN 11 SEC W
PARALLEL TO THE W R/W LINE
OF SR #337 A DISTANCE OF 209.84
FT; THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 54 MIN
57 SEC W PARALLEL TO THE SAID
N LINE OF THE S/2 OF SEC 27 A
DISTANCE OF 235.90 FT; THENCE
RUN N 0 DEG 05 MIN 11 SEC EAST
PARALLEL TO. SAID W R/W LINE
OF SR #337 A DISTANCE OF 209.84
FT TO SAID N LINE OF THE S/2 OF
SEC 27; THENCE RUN N 89 DEG 54
MIN 57 SEC E ALONG SAID N LINE
OF THE S/2 OF SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 235.90 FT TO THE POB. SUBJECT
TO AND TOGETHER WITH A
NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC
UTILITIES 26.00 FT ON EITHER SIDE
OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
CENTERLINE: COM AT THE NE/C OF
THE S/2 OF SEC 27, TWN 9 S, RGE 16
E FOR A POR; THENCE RUN S 89 DEG
54 MIN 57 SEC W ALONG THE N LINE
OF SAID S/2 OF SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 66.18 FT TO THE W R/W LINE OF
SR # 337 (100' R/W); THENCE RUN S
00 DEG 05 MIN 11 SEC W R/W LINE
OF SR #337 A DISTANCE OF 209.84 FT
TO THE POB OF SAID CENTERLINE,
THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 54 MIN 57
SEC W PARALLEL TO SAID N LINE
OF. THE S/20F SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 5189.60 FT TO A POINT OF THE
E R/W LINE OF A CR, SAID POB 18
FT E OF THE W LINE OF SAID SEC
27 AND THE TERMINUS. OF SAID
CENTERLINE.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
ANA LUISA SILVA PUIG
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


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Page Fourteen
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 21-2007-CC-0011
Teresa I. Stephenson,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Jerry J. Hammond and Kelly
Hammond,
Defendants.
ORDER RESCHEDULING
FORECLOSURE SALE
THIS CAUSE having come on before
the Court and upon consideration, it is
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that
1. The Court hereby orders and directs
that the foreclosure sale in this matter is
hereby directed and reset for the 7th day
of January, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
2. The property shall be sold in accor-
dance with the terms and conditions of
the Summary Judgement of Foreclosure
dated May 30, 2007.
3. All remaining terms and conditions
of the Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, as per the terms of the sale, are rati-
fied and incorporated as if set forth herein
verbatim.
DONE AND ORDERED at Trenton,
Gilchrist County, Florida, this 13th day of
December, 2007.
/s/ Edward Philman
EDWARD PHILMAN
County Court Judge
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of
the foregoing was provided by U.S. Mail
Delivery to the following named persons,
this 13th day of December, 2007:
Teresa I. Stephenson
Post Office Box 2091
Trenton, Florida 32693
Jerry Hammond
Kelly Hammond
7250 SE 11 th Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
/s/ Alice C. Kinsey
Alice C. Kinsey
Judicial Assistant
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. 'Persons with a dis-
ability who need any accommodation in
order to participate should call Jan Phil-
lips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County
Courtlhoiuse. 201 E. University Avenue,
Gatincs ille, Florida 32601 at (352) 337-
6237 v' within r?. o 121 '. orkirg days of your.
receipt of this nonce, if you are hearing
impaired call (800) 955-8771;,if you are
voice impaired call (800) 955-8770.
Pub. Dec. 20,27, 2007

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Page Fifteen


Legal Notices


(Continued from Page 14)
NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF


TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: NEPTUNE 1 LLC
Certificate Number:200599
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 0809140023000C0170
Tax Deed File#: 07005TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 17 & 18 BLOCK C,
WANNEE ON THE SUWANNEE S/D,
ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
BARBARA MONROE RIVAS
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the CourthouseDoor
on the 15th day of January, 2008, at 11:00
A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub: December 20, 27, 2007 and January
3,10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:-
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WARREN H OR
SANDRA A SCHOENFISCH &
NATIONSBANK AS ASSIGNEE
Certificate Number:200073
Issue Date:5/26/2000 12:00:00AM
PIN: 200814000000030010
Tax Deed File#: 07027TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: 2.00 ACRES COM AT SE/
C OF NE/4 OF SW/4 OF NE/4 OF 20814
AS POB GO N 440 FT GO W 260 FT GO
S 260 FT GO E 130 FT GO S 180 FT GO
E 130 FT TO POB
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
HENRY DORVAL
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at' the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
? 11:00 A.M.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
Ciidued thereon.
The nacin,'i of the holdcri', of said
CenirtfiI ate. the decriptioii of the property .


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the naine(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: OPTIMUM FUND
LLC
Certificate Number:2004114
Issue Date:5/28/2004 12:00:00AM
PIN: 0809140023000C0150
Tax Deed File#: 07003TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 15, BLOCK C ,
WANNEE ON THE SUWANNEE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
BARBARA MONROE RIVAS
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MIKELL MCELROY
Certificate Number:2005354
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN:091015000000180000
Tax Deed File#: 07010TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: COMMENCE 66FT E OF
SW/C OF SE/4 OF SW/4 OF SEC 09
TWN 10 RGE 15 E POB RUN E 40FT
N 100FT W 40FT & S 100FT TO POB
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
CHRISTOPHER W BOATWRIGHT,
ET AL, MARILYN E BOATWRIGHT,
JOHN A ROACH, BONNIE JEAN
FERNANDEZ
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the CourthouseDoor
on the 15th day of January, 2008, at 11:00
A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
/ TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that,
the holders. 'oP'the\folowing Ceificiate:
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be'
issued thereon. ,
The names) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: SATURN 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2005418
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 171015004900140110
Tax Deed File#: 07024TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE,
PROPERTY: ,LTS li1 & 12 BLK 14.IN
WADE & BELL ADD TO TOWN OF
TRENTON. GILCHRIST COUNTY.
FLORIDA COR 73 550


i


NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
RENA BROWN ESTATE
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MTAG CUST FOR
SAN CLEMENTE
Certificate Number:2005122
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 280914000000070040
Tax Deed File#: 07023TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: 10 ACRES NW/4 OF
NE/4 OF NW/4 OF 28914 TOGETHER
WITH EASEMENT 110/621 269/533
2001/937
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
LUCILLE CLENIONS iDECEASEDi
All of said property, being in the Count\
of Gilchnst. State of Florida
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to la%%. the proper
described in such Certilicate \%ill be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th da\ of January. 200S.
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10,2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deedt o be
issued thereon.
The names) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: PLUTO 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2005302
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 330715000000350000
Tax Deed File#: 07025TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: 2.50 ACRES NE/4 OF
SW/4 OF NE/4 OF SW/4 OF 330715E,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED
LESLIE-H'-GODWIN. LISLIE H
GODWIN .- i-nf: --?.. "r-,(--.-qt


All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: OPTIMUM FUND
LLC
Certificate Number:2004234
Issue Date:5/28/2004 12:00:00AM
PIN: 211014011800000151
Tax Deed File#: 07006TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: THE EAST 30 FT OF THE
N/2 OF THE NW/4 OF THE NE/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS ANY PART
LYING WITH THE ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY AS DESCRIBED. IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 132, PAGE 532,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS .OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
RONALD D HILLS, ROBERT H
RAMBO, ANGELO A INGRASSIA,
THOMAS L JAMES SR
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property,
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse,
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A:M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNT',
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OFAPPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY-GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax, Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as,
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MTAG CUST FOR
CONDON MGMT LLC
Certificate Number:200531
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM .
PIN: 050814063100000080
Tax Deed File#: 07012TD


LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 8 SHADY BEND
FIRST ADD, A S/D AS PER PLAT
THEREOF FILED IN PB 2 PG 19
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
THOMAS P HOOLIHAN JR
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.,
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate,the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): MICHAEL & EMILY
KOCH
Certificate Number:2002343
Issue Date:5/24/2002 12:00:00AM
PIN: 010715000000070000
Tax Deed File#: 07031TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: 2.56 ACRES N 83 FT.
MEAS ALG W PROP LN OF GOVT,
LT 4 IN SEC 1 TWN 7S RGE 15E
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
SSUBJECT TO ANY ROADS,
EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
RESERVATIONS AS A MATTER. OF
PUBLIC RECORD.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
CLEMENTINE COLEMAN
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
'COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follow s:
NAMEtS) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERiSNI MARS I LLC. MARS
I LLC .
Certificate Number:2005704
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN:151016056126700000
Tax Deed File#: 07030TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: .90 ACRES LT 267 UT 1
WACCASASSA CAMPSITES A S/D
AS PER PLAT THEREOF FILED IN
PB 1, PG 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST CO, FL
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
CAROLYN KEARNEN
All df said proper being in the County
of GtIist. State of Florida
Unless such 'Certificate shali be
redeemed according to law. the property\


described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: SATURN 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2005615
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 111016055100050030
Tax Deed File#: 07026TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: .48 ACRES LT 3 BLK 5
UNIT 1 SUN N FUN S/D ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF FILED IN
PB 1 PG 46 OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
MABEL BEASLEY
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Cemnicate v. ill be sold to
the highest bidder at the CourthouseDoor
on the 15th da\ of Januarn. 2008, at 11 01
A.M.
IOSEPH \V. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
: COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20. 27, 2007 and
January 3 10. 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The names) of the holders) of said
Certificate. the description of the property,
Ihe nanieil s in %\hlch it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: PLUTO 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2(005372
Issuie Date 5 31.'2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 16.10.15003800IA018 .SO
Tax Deed File# 07021TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: ,,LOTS 181920 BLK
A ANDREWS & COLENMAN S'D)
AS RECORDED IN OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY. FLORIDA.
NAME(S I IN WHICH ASSESSED:
MARY RUTH STEPHENS
All of said property being in the County
of GilcLhrit. State of Florida
Urdess such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.

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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 and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been served must file
their claims with the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
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
Tallahass'c. FL 3270
Pub. December 13, 20, 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 ANDREWJACKSON.
Deceased,
NO TICE 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-
.i. 105.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 ;i clip, of ilii
notice is served v. ihin three months, or
after the date of the nirst pibJliation of'
this notice mnu-i file tlicir claim, v. ith ilus
Court WITHINTHE L A F R OF f HRE E
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PLiBLIC.A11UN OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OFR
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of .the Decedent
and persons ha ing 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 1129
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 OF THE 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 IN PLATBOOK2,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 Count., Florida
i,SEAL,i
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 O 'fl[S NOTICE O)N THEM
All 'tihei creditors o: the deceden(t
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 CLATT MS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
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 Per'onal Representati\ e
Da. id Miller Lang. Jr.
Florid.i BaJ N 001(123541
204 -1Sohelt- Ftirt Street
Post Office Box 51,
TrentonFL 32693
(352) 463-7800
Peron:dJ RepiesCntame-
Jaiie, S Thonima
173 Tanners Lane
Homer'. ille., GA 31634
Pub. December 13, 20, 2007b.


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
TO BE OiTED ON JANUARY 29,
2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State
of the State of Florida, do hereby give
notice that an election will be held in
each county in Florida, on January 29,
2008, for the radticaion or rjcic.,lioii of
a proposed revision to the constitution of
the State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND
6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
.Legislali'eI
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS;
LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX
ASSESSMENTS
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the
State Constitution relating to property
taxation. With respect to homestead
property, this revision: (1) increases
the homestead exemption except for
school district taxes and (2) allows
homestead property owners to transfer


up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead. With
respect to nonhomestead property, this
revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption
for tangible personal property and (4)
limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for
school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption
by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption
does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of
accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits.
Homestead property owners will be
able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit to a new homestead within 1
year and not more than 2 years after
relinquishing their previous homestead;


except, if this revision is approved by
the electors in January of 2008 and if the
new horfiestead is established on January
1, 2008, the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007. If the
new homestead has a higher just value
than the previous one, the accumulated
benefit can be transferred; if the new
homestead has a lower just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit may not
exceed $500,000. This provision applies
to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from
property taxes of $25,000 of assessed
value of tangible personal property. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases
for specified nonhomestead real property
to 10 percent each year. Property will
be assessed at just value following an
improvement, as defined by general
law, and may be assessed at just value
following a change of ownership or
control if provided by general law. This
limitation does not apply to school district
taxes. This limitation is repealed effective
January 1,2019, unless renewed by a vote
of the electors in the general election held
in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the
homestead exemption when it was less
than $25,000 "and did not apply uniformly
to property taxes levied by all local
governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions
to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of
homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at a specified
percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take
effect upon approval by the electors and
operate retroactively to January 1; 2008,
if approved in a special election held on
January 29, 2008, or to take effect January
1, 2009, if approved in the general
election held in November of 2008. The
limitation on annual assessment increases
for 'specified real property shall first
appli to the 2009 tax roll if this revision
is appro, ed in a special election held on
January 29,2008, or shall first apply to the
2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in
the general election held in November of
2008.
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-7
(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by it
for municipal or public purposes shall be
exempt from taxation. A municipality,
owning property outside the municipality,
may be required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which the
property is located. Such portions of
property as are used predominantly for
educational, literary, scientific, religious
or charitable purposes may be exempted
by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from
taxation, cumulatively, to every head of
'a family residing in this state, household
goods aind personal effects to the value
fixedlb, oeneri la j. not les than one-
thliatousaL',i olIirZ. .-tld L' er' widow or
widow,-r or person ho ,i btlind or totallY
and permanently disabled, property to the
value fixed by general law not less than
five hundred dollars.
, (c) Any county or municipality may,
for the purpose of its respective tax
levy and subject to the provisions of
this subsection and general law, grant
community and economic development ad"
valorem tax exemptions to new businesses
and expansions of existing businesses, as
defined by general law. Such an exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality, and only after the
electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum
authorize the county or mUnticip.Al', to
adopt uchl- ordinances An exemption
so granted shall apply to improvements
to real.property made by or for the use
of a new business and improWements to
real property related to the expansion
of an e'.isting business, and shall also
apply to tangible personal property of
such new business and tangible personal
property related to the expansion of an
existing business. The amount or limits .
of the amount of such exemption shall be
specified-by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be
granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined
by general law. The authority to grant
such exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of approval b\ the eletiro
of the count) or niunjcipalt., and may be
renewable by referendum as provided by
general law.
(d) By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, there may
be granted an ad ahlorem tax exemption
to a renewable energy.source device and
to real property on which such device is
installed and operated, to the value fixed
by general law not to exceed the original
cost of the device, and for the period of
time fixed by general law not to exceed
ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may,
for the purpose of its respective tax levy
and subject to the provisions of this
subsection and general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions
to owners of historic properties. This
exemption may be granted only by
ordinance of the county or municipality.
The amount or limits of the amount of
this exemption and the requirements
for eligible properties must be specified
by general law. The period of time for
which this exemption may be granted to


a property owner shall be determined by
general law.
(f) By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, twenty-five
thousand dollars of the assessed value
of property subject to tangible personal
property tax shall be exempt from ad


personal property held for sale as stock
in trade and livestock may be valued for
taxation at a specified percentage of its
value, may be classified for tax purposes,
or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead
exemption under Section 6 of this Article
shall have their homestead assessed at just
value as of January 1 of the year following
the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided
herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this
provision shall be changed annually
on January 1st of each year; but those
changes in assessments shall not' exceed
the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment
for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer
Price Index for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100,
or successor reports for the preceding
calendar year as initially reported by
the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
S(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) After any change of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be
'assessed at just value as of January 1st
of the year following the establishment
of the homestead, unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change as-provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead property
shall be assessed as provided for by
general law; provided, however, after
the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall 'be
assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment
are severable. If any of the provisions of
this amendment shall be held
unconstitutional'by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining
provisions of this amendment.
p.i A pcr','in who estabihshes a ne r
homestead as of t.lniar, I 2lfi0 or
Ianuar- I of ani, .bbeouenti ear and
who has received a homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as
nf Tianrurv 1 of either of the two years


immediately precede t


of iene homestead is enildtae


ht e new homestead ass n


just value. If this revision is approved in
January of 2008, a person who establishes
a new homestead as of January 1. 2008.
is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption
on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of
the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If thie u is greater than >,r equai to the .iust ialue
orfthe nrior homesteadas a~f anfiuarv'-f of-


t year in which th'p'ri-o'r om~estecad w-a-s
abandoned. the assessed value of the new
homnesteadL shall be the just value of the


(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) After a change of ownership
or control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership of a
legal entity that owns the property, such
property shall be assessed at just value as
of the next assessment date. Thereafter,
,Utih nronpeit v qha ll b ao.,o. sed as


Page Sixteen


such increase snail not apply wtn respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to bc in compliance with thc
provisions of section 4 by a statc agency
designated by general law. This subsection
shall stand rcpcalcd on the ecffcctivc date
of any amendment to section 4 which
provides for the assessment of homcstcad
oropertv at a specified ocrcentage of its


susll proper y Osal De, asasse u ao -- -- t -
provided in this subsection. just value.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions. (c)fe)- By general law and subject
or improvements to such property shall to conditions specified therein, the
be assessed as provided for by general Legislature may provide to renters, who
law; however, after the adjustment are permanent residents, ad valorem tax
for any change, addition, reduction, relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such
or improvement, the property shall be ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form
assessed as provided in this subsection. and amount established by general law.
(g) For all levies other than school (d)(f) The legislature may, by general
districtlevies,assessmentsofreal property law, allow counties or municipalities, for
that is not subject to the assessment the purpose of their respective tax levies'
limitations set forth in subsections (a) and subject to the provisions of general
through (c) and (f) shall change only as law, to grant an additional homestead tax
provided in this subsection. exemption not exceeding fifty thousand
(1) Assessments subject to this dollars to any person who has the legal or
subsection shall be changed annually equitable title to real estate and maintains

on the date of assessment provided by thereon the permanent esilde ice of the
law: but those changes in assessments owner and who has attained age sixty-.
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the five and whose household income, as
assessment for the prior year. defined by general law, does not exceed
(2) No assessment shall exceed just twenty thousand dollars. The general law
value.t must allow counties and municipalities to,
(3) The legislature must provide that grant this additional exemption, within
such property shall be assessed at just the limits prescribed in this subsection,
value as of the next assessment date after by ordinance adopted in the manner
a_qtalifying improvement, as defined by prescribed by general law, and must
general law, is made to such property. provide for the periodic adjustment of
Thereafter. such property shall be assessed the income limitation prescribed in this
as provided in this subsection., subsection for changes in the cost of
.(4) The legislature may provide that living.
such property shall be assessed at just (e)(-g) Each veteran who is age 65 or
value as of the next assessment date olderwhoispartiallyortotallypermanently
after a change of ownership or control, disabled shall receive a discount from The
as defined by general law. including any amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
change of ownership of the legal entity owed on homestead property the veteran
that owns the property. Thereafter. such owns and resides in if the disability was
property shall be assessed as provided in combat related, the veteran was a resident
this subsection. a of this state at the time of entering the
(5) Changes, additions, reductions. military service of the United States, and
or improvements to such property shall the veteran was honorably discharged
be assessed as provided for by general upon separation from military service,
law: however, after the adjustment The discount shall be in a percentage
for any change, addition, reductions equal to the percentage of the veteran's
or improvement the property shall be permanent, service-connected disability
assessed as provided in this subsection.
assessedCTIONrov. Hmestead exemptions.- as determined by the United States
SECTION 6. Homesteadexemptions.- Department of Veterans Affairs. To
S(a) Every person who has the legal or qualify for the discount granted by this
equitable.title to real estate and maintains subsection, an applicant .numt ibnmir to
thereon the permanent residence of the the county property appraiser, by March
owner, or another legally or naturally. 1, proof of residency at. the time of
dependent upon the owner, shall be entering military service, an official letter
exempt from taxation thereon, except from the United States Department of
assessments for special benefits, up to Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of
the assessed valuation of twenty-five five the veteran's service-connected disability
thousand dollars and. for all levies other and such evidence that reasonably
than school district levies, on the assessed identifies the disability as combat related,
valuation greater' than fifty thousand and a copy of the veteran's honorable
dollars and up to seventy-five thousand discharge. If the property appraiser denies
dollars,uponestablishmentofrightthereto the request for a discount, -he appraiser
in the manner prescribed by law. The real must notify the applicant in writing of
estate may be held by legal or equitable the reasons for the denial, and the veteran
title, by the entireties,jointly,in common, may reapply. The Legislature may, by
as a condominium, or indirectly by stock general law, waive the annual application
ownership or. membership representing requirement in subsequent years. This
the owner's or member's proprietary subsection shall take effect December
interest in a corporation owning a fee or 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not
a leasehold initially in excess of ninety- require implementing legislation.
eight +ear.- The ,e\niptpon shall not ;, ARTICLEXII :
,fiP -.th respecttq. arn assessment roll... SCHEDUI
until such roll is first aeternined to be m Cb'_n TL( _.,T rr-,perr. jt'
compliance with the provisions of section e kemntions and limitations on nropertv


C01 pl~lC p~~ I IVSVnU ULV
4by a state agency designated by general


tax assessments.--The amendments


new homestead minus an amount equal law. Tis exemption is repealed on the to Sections 3. 4, and 6 of Article VIL.
to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference effective date. of any amendment to -this providing a $25,000 exemption -for'
between the just value and the assessed Article whc prvdsfogh aesmnnagil esna


e ulav of the prior ho just


1 of the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned. Thereafter. the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new
homestead is less than the just value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value of
the new homestead shall be eL.Oj1 ti ihe
iu'it value -'1 tie iew homestead decided
by, the u.t \alue ot the prior homel'eadj
and multiplied bi the ja'sesed Jue otl
the prior honiestead Hov e~er. if the
iftlcrnceC her een tile t111[t value e t tilhe
new honmestead .nd tile :seed a.ilu of
the rine himrete.itd calculated purtuailt
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value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual, or family unit
or with respect to any residential unit.
-No exemption shall exceed the value of
the real estate assessable to the owner
or, in case of ownership through stock qor
membership in a corporation, the value of
the proportion which the interest in the
corporation bears to the assessed value of
the proper)
1. B. CI Ir.il 1..L and ubjIl[
t,. ~.oridmonr, :pr-i.,td thereiin. thii
e'euptio -i:ill he tn-.ineT-d to a lot.ld
ot tunt. i, fe tilousand dollar. of the
assessed value of thc real cstatc for cach
wig-1r. i A ic Brv- ri r 1 x T n7 ial lawlan d1 1


to ti -; i' N U bp.t L f'1.tl 1.1 iI I :J.1I, 11,111 SCIIJ0 u s .LOfin t Uic.vy,3. JJJ 5tLP iflCS n
....iI .1 I i.. tr..... iIi le~ soet o cru ins sctau~ ar-


$li( .tI I, ti 1 e s.[ e 1ed 'lc Iue ot Ile net
homestead s iall be increa.s-d so thit the
diltfrernce betr'.lle the iusi \jluIe and
the asisesed \alue eoual $5i000 ,i
Thireaftei. the hinimetead .hal! be
,__mesed al'is pwO' ided heiein.
b. By general law and .subject
to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by
more than one person
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject
to the provisions of this subsection, allow
counties and municipalities to .authorize
by ordinance that historic property may be
assessed solely on the basis of character
or use. Such character or use assessment
shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements
for eligible properties must be specified
by general law.
*(e) A county may,, in the manner
prescribed by general law, provide for
a reduction in the assessed value of
homestead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or more natural or
adoptive grandparents or parents of the
owner of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandparents
or parents for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older. Such
a reduction may not exceed the lesser of
the following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction or
reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed
value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school
ilstrr vt levie assessments of presidential


v eolorem taxation,lU.UU. v+ LA UVS j, ^S1t> V1 1V6X-.1."a
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.- real property, as defined by general law.
-By general law regulations shall be which contains nine units or fewer and
prescribed which shall secure a just which is not subject to the assessment
valuation of all property for ad valorem limitations set forth in subsections (a)
taxation, provided: through (c) shall change only as provided
(a) Agricultural land, land producing in this subsection.
highwaterrechargetoFlorida'saquifers,or (1) Assessments subject to this
land used exclusively for noncommercial subsection shall be changed annually
recreational purposes may be classified on the date of assessment provided by
by general law and assessed solely on the law: but those changes in assessments
basis of character or use. shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible assessment for the prior year.


additional $25.000 homestead exemption.
authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit
from the limitations on the assessment
of homestead property .and this section:
if submitted to the electors of this state
for approval or rejection at a special
election authorized by law to be held on
January 29. 2008, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008. or, if
submitted to the electors of this state for
approval or rejection at the next general
election, shall take effect January 1 of the
year following such general election. The
amendments to Section 4 of Article VII
creating subsections (f) and (g) of that
section, creating a limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified,real


suthe cmption fo all othelevics-ma bc property. shall take effect upon approval,
t ,.. fo l ......y b of the electors and shall first limit


h.n Inouand dlli olj-_ O in ;tst ".,-vm-ur-t
ol-the-retil-es-tie-if -the- m-n r h., .,ttitn d
agc sixty five or is totally and peuaancntly
drimbled-and-if tht m-n-ry i. not ,n tirkd to
ihL. L\.mprion prni\ded-indT .t(h, eClon idi-.
(d)--- general law and subject
to .conditions spccificd therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of
i,. follo'. ing amounts of asscsscd value
of real estate for cach lcvy other than
thosc of school districts, fiftccn thousand
dullo *ith respect to 1980 assessments,
twenty thousand dollars with rcspcct to
1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand
dollars- ith respect to assessments for
+982 mid cach year thcrcafter. Ilowcvcr,


assessments beginning January 1, 2009.
if approved at a special election held
on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit
assessments beginning January 1.2010. if
approved at the general election held in
November of 2008. Subsections (f) and
(g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed
effective January 1. 2019: however,
the legislature shall by joint resolution
propose an amendment abrogating the
repeal of subsections (f) and (g). which
shall be submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at the
general election of 2018 and. if approved.
shall take effect January 1.2019.
Pub.: November 22,2007 & December 20,2007


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Page Seventeen


[Automobiles ]


2003 NEON SXT: Cranberry, 6
PW, PS, CD, chrome wheels
463-7375.



Yard Sale

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SA
things for cheap. Saturday,
South on Hwy. 129, turn left on
(just past Levy County line) in
Circle & follow signs.






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62K miles. ECLECTIC NATURE ANTIQUES &
s. $7,000. COLLECTIBLES is having a 25% OFF
sale on select Christmas merchandise.
ltb,12-20 Stop in to browse o'ur large selection of
quality furniture & gifts at low prices!
Bring this ad in for an additional 10%
OFF your next purchase. We are located
on Hwy. 19, just south of Been There
Bargains and Point of View Antiques
LE: Nice in Fanning Springs. We are open Tues.-
7am-noon. Sun., 10am-5pmn. 463-9394. Stop in and
173 Place sayhi!
to Swilley Itp,12-20
MISC.FORSALE:Ryobilnterchangable
ltb,12-20 yard tool w/attachs. -$125. Wilson Golf
I clubs,& Bag (w/access.) $60. BasketBall
Hoop & stand (portable) $60
Craftsman Shop Vac $10. Murray Beach
Bike $10. Casio keyboard w/ books -
$70. Karoke Machine w/ 2 mics $75.
Computers. Phones (cell & land). 352-
214-0907 after 6pm


@ Crossfire

Construction, Inc.

NEW HOMES RENOVATIONS
ADDITIONS GARAGES
POLE BARNS DECKS
RG 0066812 352-281-5275

Office & Fax 352-486-6086


BELLS & WHISTLES STORAGE

Phone: 386-294-3867
Across from the Dollar General
1859 North Hwy 129
Bell, FL

10 x 10 UNITS, 10 x 20 units & 10x 20 climate controlled available


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CLASS IFIEDS VACANCIES
CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. GILCHRIST COUNTY


For Sale I


PEANUT HAY: 4x5 rou
(386) 935-4499.


2005 YAMAHA PW 80
$800.00. Good condition
information please call 352


SServices ]
S~e-rvices


nd rolls, $27. ELMORE'S SIMULATED BRICK &
STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
6tb,12-6-1-10 mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
DIRT BIKE 5542, 214-3702. Fax 352-472-0124.
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Pets & Supplies]

SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 8 weeks old,
health certificates, 1 male, 1 female, very
small. Male $450, female $500. (386)
935-4475 or (352) 949-3575.
2tb,12-20-12-27


Services


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


QUALITY LAWN CARE:
463-6503.


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


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PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
ING, DECK & PATIO BUILDING
and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
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civ es, 3 -463-1212 day.or eve


MOWER & CHAINSAW PA
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, ar
da. Blades for most mower
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
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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.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.


nmgdan Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
tfiib,6- trainees for the dri% er portion of
the Class B Florida CDL For
Sr information or
Sears questions, contact the Transportation
id Hon- Department at (352) 463-3230.


"A goal without a plan
isjust a wish."

Call toda\
JQn Reed,
S(352)-222-3374,
(352)-222-3374' '


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tfib,11-15 church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
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all Chuck to choose from in our inventory. Com-
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a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
OLITION Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
houses re 8am-12noon or call for free after hours
all Johnny appointment.
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SIN-t. 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
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) *Trenton, Florida 32693
-A SAFE & BLESSED MERRY CHRISTMAS 2007!! -
To everyone in Gilchrist & the Tfi-CountyArea,4andbspecialy1'tolour a i .
I l' en oen ser en ing ihe .I -S-A S around the U world; fiom the taih at Troke Realty. Inc. '
-- 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 8S
more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$299,000.
BACK ON MARKET--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, big/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,'
located within stone's throw of the Suwannee & Nature Coast Trail/Bridge (includes S/Ds private boat entry). Over 2700 inside sqft. of comfort, with
16x36 attached covered patio deck (w/hot tub); also has bonus rooms, 20x24 work bldg., and more--call office for Jean/Jim for details...$265,000.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & CB-BUILT 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 barn...$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 kitchen (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 c.r d.:.0 i- rsi.,-ig 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 for full d.: .ii ....Owner. ba(e priced li oell...$14l4,9t0.
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. r' .
'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-lupper'
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 M/HOME w/ACREAGE NEAR BELL; Twq separate Manufactured Homer, ce ah on 5.a; re ,ooded tracts near
CR-340, and Owner will consider financing, pending.credit check (w/following minimum terms: 20% down p, mi 9 5 i-earl> snite rci & 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'--propertyalso 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 rmeal ajrn
(w/office, RV parking), and more...$224,900.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: A spacious 28x76 2t.ill Masir.,.:ure-.l H.-.me. on wooded/secluded 9.4-acres
within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft. of comfort, including full living, dinrin. Ir-..,, g.,m rc.orc. 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's & 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...$62,50n.
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 --
NEW LISTING--5-ACRE TRACT NEAR CR-337 AT EAST-SIDE OF COUNTY: Nicely-rolling pasture acreage, next to quality built & manufactured
home-sites, located about 7 miles West from Newberry; call/email for full details...$85,000.
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:


19 LS


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


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"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


TIM PO\WELL ELECTRIC: Nev.
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC 13(02453 .Call
352-1463-2155.
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SHelp Wanted

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
NEEDED with valid Class A FL License.
Must have own transportation Please call
(352) 472-2616 ,
ltb,12-20

DRIVERS: TRA Transportationi needs
OTR Drivers. Great paN benefits Good
Some time!' Clean NMVR 2,r E'r\p Req'
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PART-TIME TYPESETTER NEED-
ED: Gilchrist County Journal in Trenton,
Experience' ith NMicrosoft 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.
tfn,10-25

MECHANIC NEEDED -Minimum .2
yrs experiencen.must hae references. No
tools required. Good pa\ for right per-
son. A D Andrews Nursery. Send resume
to "Mechanic Position" PO Box 1126,
Chiefland, FL 32626-1126, or call Terry
Phillips at 352-535-5938.
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FARMER Immediate Opening: Only
experienced farmer or persons with agri-
cultural background need apply, active,
semi-retired or retired. Call Jay Mac
Matthews at 352-535-5720 or A. D. An-
drews Nursery 352-493-1199
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Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW lth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
htm#Application
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5 ACRES Bring some dough and "cookie-
cut" your 5 acre parcel out of an available 12
acres. Located in Gilchrist county Cleared
pasture land located close to Hart Springs and
in "A-Rated" school district.


MLS # 756633


$65,000


Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor
Main Office (352) 493-2221 M
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
t : '1 -17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 i
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County -
_1 J :offlce@jimkingrealty.com
OP.ORTuNITY www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR*


With a little work. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath
singlewide mobilehome south of Chiefland
will make someone a niice home, $31,900.00
(LMH-757660-K) 493-2221


Bring the Horses. Beautiful ow Ml wita over
1900SF on 5 Acres MOL of pasture that is
fenced & cross fenced with stalls. The MH has
plenty of room with a fireplace, large kitchen &
more. Just outside of Trenton in Levy County.
$170,000 (LMH-757324-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!


On the outskirts of Suwannee you will find
this nice lbd/lba SW MH. The home has 12 X
24 screened porch, over 800 SF room under
home that could easily be converted to living
space, carport w/workshop and more. $9.8,000
(DMH-756230-JW) 463-6144
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This 4 Br. 2 Ba. Triple wide Home on 15
beautiful acres in pasture. Ready for Horses or
Cattle. Property is just off paved road on
private lane. Very convenient approx. 3 mile.
North of Hwy. 26. Property Features New AC
unit, large screen porch, 4 car carport and other
out buildings. RV hookup and more.
$237,500.00 (GMH-757050-K) 493-2221


Unique Suwannee Rivet Home 2 bedroom,
loft, 2 bath stilt home. Large covered porches
offer beautiful view of the River. Come enjoy the
peaceful serenity the Suwannee River has to
offer. Priced to sell. $395,000. (GW-757316-D)
493-2221


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Gift Subscriptions Available
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Personalized Street Signs
(911 address or your own wording)

Other Great Gifts:
Bibles Cross Pens
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Help Wanted


necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www.GilchristSchools.org


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NICE 14X70 2 BR/2 BA MH on 10
beautiful acres, 7 miles North of Bell. Off
Hwy. 129, near river. $775, first & last
months rent. 386-454-1930.
ltb,12-20


Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.

NAEYC Accredited Pre-K
School Readiness Program -
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
CDA Certified Teachers
USDA Food Program
Highscope Curriculum
CPR/First Aid Certified
Ages 2-12
top by for a tour of our facility.

352-463-3555
Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across from Trenton High School)


Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard


C L A S S IF IE D S ADS $500 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD
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2 BR/1 BA MH between Trenton and
Newberry. $450, first and security. (352)
493-5252.
Itb,12-20

2 BR/1 BA M/H: In Trenton. Central
H&A, washer/dryer, storage shed, no
pets, no smoking. $500 first, $500 secu-
rity deposit. 472-5394.
2tb,12-20-12-27

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/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,l 1-15-11f-29


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COZY 3BR 11/2 BA in City of Trenton,
$132,000 MLS# 757962


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.$109,900 MLS#757962


Deen Lancaster, Broker
1431 E Wade Street
Tr.er,ilon FL cj ..
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Fax: (352) 463-9455
EMAIL: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net


BRICK HOME on SR 26, 3BR/3BA on 154 ON THE GULF 3BR/28A with Fish & B
Acres, $199,900 MLS# 757538 House, $249,900 MLS# 752474.


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Boat HORSE FARM with 15 Acres in Gilchrist
County, $400,000 MLS# 757958


BRONSON 1.25 Acre off of 337, $28,500 MLS#758036
OLD TOWN 2.44 Acres, $39,900 MLS# 750299.
BELL 1.25 Acres, $24,500 MLS#753553
OLD TOWN -2.42 Acres, $35,000 MLS# 753713
TRENTON -2 Acres, Homes Only, $59,500 MLS# 754810
.-.iS p CHIEFLAND 0.90 Acres, $26,500 MLS# 758039
,- BRONSON- i r Are Mobile Home Lot, $15,000 MLS# 753521
., ... .i. BELL- 5Acres, $60,000 MLS# 756286
BRANFORD -5 Acres, No restrictions, $62,000 MLS# 757630
WATERfPOrT O ..EO... E OLD TOWN 2.65 Acres, No restrictions, $28,500 MLS# 757496
3BR/2.5BA, $479,900 MLS# 756703


We have.SELLERS ready to make a deal. Give us a call
today!
Visit our website at www.lancasterrealty.biz for more
properties and photos!


Gilchrist Title Services


Closings
Title Insurance
* Public Record Searches
Fast and Friendly Service

302 North Main Street
Trenton, Florida


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LOTS & ACREAGE
.18 Acre Lot, Riverwalk $49,900
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access $32,900
.46 Acres, Ira Bea Oasis $22,900
.95 Acres, Bell City Limits $29,000
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342 $30,000
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342 $35,000
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342 $40,000
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates S14,000
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates i" : .
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates $17,900
I Acre, CR 340 $33,500
1 Acre Lots, Williston $35;000
1 Acre, Buck Bay $65,000
1. Acre, Bell City Block $75,000
1.36 Acres, US 19 Commercial $74,900
2 Acres, Pvd Rd. $39,900
2 Acres, Dividable, Bell $45,000
2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable $49,900
2,42 Acres, w/Oaks $40,000
2.9 Acres, Santa Fe River $300,000
3 Acres, W/S/P $39,900
4.04 Acres, Suwannee River $199,900
4.34 Acres, W/S/P, Morriston $99,000
5 Acres, US 129, Dividable $90,000
5 Acres, Frame Home & Barns $84,900
5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $78,500
5 Acres, Close to Rivers $69,500
5 Acres, Bell City Lim. Dividable $82,500
5 Acres, 1973 DWMrH $79,900
5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $54,900


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


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avai on 12 acres for $199,900 MLS 752967 $159,000


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3BR/3BA home high on 50 acre bluffoverlooking the Suwannee
MLS#755019 $399,000


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Completely remodeled 4BR/3BA 2323sqft home on 5 beautiful
rural acres New roof, carpet & wood flooring, windows & paint
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3 BR/2 BA HOUSE on cul-de-sac in
Swilley Circle. Ceramic top stove,
dishwasher, brick fireplace, library, liv-
ing/dining combo, enclosed patio. Great
neighborhood, wonderful neighbors,
large yard, 2 car garage, shed, lots of
closets, Bellsouth Fast Access available,
great for kids! $700, 1st, last & security
deposit. Please call 949-2958.
tfnb, 12-20

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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1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.
352-215-1018.
4tb,11-29-12-20


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Merry Christmas
from our house to yours.
Town & Country Realty
PO Box 8, Bell, FL 32619
tcrealty@bellsouth.net
TownandCountrvRealtyOnline.com
352-463-8340.
ltb,12-20

2 BR/2 BA: Garage, screen room, stor-
age shed, all new appliances, 1 acre,
$143,500, 352-339-0373.
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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. 352-215-1018.
4tb,l11-29-12-20


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L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 'FAX (352) 463-7063 A"- Ju
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MLS#751750
1269 NW 55th Ave-Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000
MLS#755054
5.23 ac (Parcel C) Planted
pines, zoned for home or mobile
home, between Newbenrry &
Trenton. Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.


REALTORS


RESIDENTIAL
COMPLETELY RFN(ON \1II), 313UK. IBA, 1370 Sq. Ft. New
flooring, windows, doors, paint, AC/heat. Sparkles from top-to-bottom
and just minutes from Lake C i\ 700 Sq. Ft. outdoor workshop. Call
Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $139,900.
#287600
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. #275144, 275147
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
LOCATION, LOCATION, is the truth for this beautiful river-front
home on the Santa Fe River. 2337 Sq. Ft, 3BR, 2BA home sits on a hill
looking over the river & a nice pastured backyard. There is a boat ramp,
dock, patio & much more. This is a must see! Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404 or Judie Irwin, 352-339-6879.
$428,500. #282109
QUIET COUNTRY LIVING! This 4BR, 4BA pool home is on 5 acres
& has open Kit., Fam Rm w/fireplace, Din Rm, vaulted ceilings, luxury
master BA, Lg screened pool enclosed & 3CG. Horses OK. Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404 or Judie Irwin, 352-339-6879.
$458,500. #287219
VACANT LAND
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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MLS#749600
9.2 ac planted pines approx. 20
years old, near Suwannee River,
North Gilchrist County.
Reduced to $125,000

MLS#756792 $65,000
NW 63rd Terrace Bell
4.78 ac wooded by Mother
Nature, zoned for home or M/H,
near Suwannee River


Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you can have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for fraction of what other builders are charging?
3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and
kitchen area, 9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the hone,
ceramic tile, upgraded fixture package, oak cabinets, Berber
carpet, hardi-board siding, too many extras to list... You pick
the colors of your new home! For only $200,000.
Call for all the details.
Riverland Construction Services, LLC
352-224-8677


VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
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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.
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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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Real Estate

FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
tfn,6-30


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.
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Residential & Commercial
' Service Work & New Construction
I il Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

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Cell # (352) 210-0062 Credit Cards


Walter Freeman
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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,
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A variety of Internet classes are available for you to take from the convenience
of your home. Numerous distance learning classes are also offered onsite at
the Gilchrist Center. See schedule for complete listing.

LATE REGISTRATION AND ADD/DROP
JANUARY 2-4, 2008
(ALL FEES DUE BY 3 P.M. EACH DAY)
Center opens at 8 a.m.

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386-344-3721
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Suwannee Shores
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.


from aMerry Christmas from all of us at the T greathunting camp. This
property is ready to move into,,t B eenderson
Devon Weaver i_ call to make an offerEd i
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Merry Christmas from all of us at the Trenton Office.
..-Jack Schofill Garrett Buzbee Terri Anderson


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ureat location! Large
granddaddy oaks shade this
magnificently well kept 3/1
block home situated
on .23 ac (mol).


zuuz, 4IK/3DA nome on 'u acres
w/pecan trees & Magnolias, 2,817 sq ft,
double-sided fireplace, screened wrap
around porches w/ceramic tile, 50x60
insulated steel bldg, so much more!!!


3BR/2BA brick home, 2,871
sq ft, 1 acre, Ig living room,
3 car garage, great location.


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4BR/2BA, 2,245 sq ft, 1.25 acres,
open floor plan, comer wrapped
porch, upgraded over the years,
utility bldg. Call Garrett Buzbee
352-318-4700.


4BR/2BA home on .17 acre tract.
Features 1400 sq ft, 2 brick
wood-burning fireplaces,
shed/workshop & more. Call Jon
Reed 352-222-3374.


Rebecca Woodin


.i, f._.'.+- I .94 ac Old Town $20,000 2.04 ac Trenton $67,500 4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
.98ac Bell $49,900 2.21 ac Trenton $65,000 4.77 ac Bell $69,900
.11 ac Suwannee $295,000 i 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 aBell $59,900
.18 ac Trenton $18,000 1.80 ac Trenton $55,000 2.3 ac Trenton $65,000 5ac 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 5 ac 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 ac Trenton $135,000 6.07 ac Trenton $104,900


6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
9.14 ac Bell $75,000
9.63 ac Bell $109,000
9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000
10 ac Trenton $70,000
10 ac Bell $90,000
10 ac Chiefland $109,900
10ac Chiefland $115,000
10 ac Chiefland $120,000


10 ac Trenton
10.06 ac Old Tow
10.8 ac Inglis
13.76 ac Chieflan
14.53 ac Trenton
14.97 ac Bell

20 ac Bell
20 ac Bell
20 ac Bell
20.35 ac Gulf Ham
25 ac .Trenton
25 ac Trenton
29.94 ac Bell


$139,900
vn $120,000
$175,000
d $79,900
$149,900
$131,250

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$255,000
$259,000
im. $250,000
$380,000
$275,000
$262,500


30 ac Trenton
31.33 ac Chiefland
43.7 ac Trenton
57.37 ac Chiefland
68.49 ac Trenton
80 ac Chiefland
100 ac Trenton
105.08 ac Chiefland
152 ac Trenton
154 ac Bell
160 ac Trenton
160 ac Trenton


$330,000
$313,300
$439,780
$1,147,400
$650,655
$3,600,000
$1,079,000
$839,475
$1,795,800
$2,002,000
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$2,240,000


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Page Twenty


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


Coach calls Bell basketball team 'young'


Pictured back row (1-r): Coach Jon Gray, Austin Upshaw, Jady Gray, James Thomas, Justin Johnson,
Justin Fowler, Joel Elliott and Coach Chuck Mehl. Front row (l-r): Jordan Mehl, Chris Wilkerson, Ryan


Fisher, TJ. Frier and John Bailey. Photo by: Anna Wild.


By Carrie A. Mizell
Bell varsity boys basketball coach
Chuck Mehl hopes to teach his young
team to play together and grow with
each game played this season.
"We've played a lot of good teams
this year that are senior led like Tren-
ton, Dixie County and Taylor," Coach
Mehl said. "We are a young team this
year, but we've been playing com-
petitively."
Thus far, the 11-man team is 3-7
this season. 2007 is a transitional year
for the Bulldogs after the basketball
team graduated all five starters last
year, according to Coach Mehl.
"Obviously Trenton is a key game
and we played them well on Friday
night, but fell short," Coach Mehl
said. "Any district game we play is
important. We take each game one at
a time."


Starters include: freshman point
guard John Bailey, sophomore point
guard Jordan Mehl, senior forward
Joel Elliott, junior forward Justin
Fowler and sophomore starting cen-
ter James Thomas. Other key players
are: T.J. Frier, junior; Ryan Fisher,
junior; J.D. Gray, sophomore; Chris
Wilkerson, sophomore; Austin Up-
shaw, senior; and Justin Johnson,
senior.
"Our three seniors averaged scoring
two to four points a game last year,"
Coach Mehl -
said. "I try
to teach all :
the play-
ers to work
hard and ,
never give
up.


Lady Tigers Roster


Name # Grade
Nakita Jones 21 12
Bridjete Rome 31 12
Danielle White 15 12
Alexis Dixon 12 11
Kaitlyn Sauls 30 11
Jasmine Powell 23 11
Kayla Gent 10 10
Kanece Richardson 11 10
Jo Hutchinson 3 10
Sarah Bessent 40 10
Ashley Small 42 9'


Pictured back row (l-r): Ashley Small, Sarah Bessent, Kanece Richardson, Jo Hutchinson, Kaitlyn Sauls,
Alexis Dixon, Jasmine Powell and Kayla Gent. Front row (l-r): Danielle White, Nakita Jones and Bridjete
Rome. Photo by: Anna Wild.

Lady Tigers are 7-2 early in the season


By Carrie A. Mizell
With 11 players total, three of
whom are seniors, the Trenton Lady
Tigers basketball team is looking for-
ward to playing Oak Hall on Jan. 4,
2008.
"If we can beat them then we have
a chance to finish second in the dis-
trict," Coach John Rowe Jr. said.
"They have already beaten us here
47 to 39 ... It is critical that we beat
them there."
Players to watch this season are
sophomores Kayla Gent and Kanece
Richardson. Both are leading scor-
ers for the Lady Tigers, according to
Coach Rowe.


The Lady Tigers are 7-2 this sea-
son after finishing last year 10-10.
"In the preseason Union County
beat us by 31 points," Coach Rowe
said. "When they came here to play
us we beat them ... that's a, good


turnaround in two weeks."
Coach Rowe tries to emphasize the
importance of hard work and team
work to his players.
"I feel like we're going to be really
good this year," Coach Rowe said.


Date
Dec. 21
Dec. 27-29


Jan. 4
Jan. 8
Jan. 10
Jan. 11
Jan. 15
Jan. 17
Jan. 18
Jan. 22
Jan. 25
Jan. 29
Jan. 31
Feb. 1
Feb. 5-9


Opponent
at Bronson
First Coast Classic
(at Baker County)
at Oak Hall
Branford
at Saint Francis
Hawthorne
Chiefland
at Williston
at. Bell
at Lafayette
Bronson-
at Union County
Fort White
- Interlachen
District Finals
(at Mayo)


Time
4:30/7:30 p.m.
TBA

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