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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 27, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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2007: A year in review!

See page 4


Have a Safe
and
Happy
, ew Year!
From all of us at the
Gilchrist County Journal


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Recent drug incidents prompt school officials to warn parents


By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County School District
officials are learning that there is a
growing trend among teenagers who
are bringing over-the-counter medica-
tion and prescription drugs to school
to injest and share with friends.


According to Jim Surrency, as-
sistant superintendent, a Gilchrist
County student had to be transported
to the hospital after nearly overdos-
ing on over-the-counter drugs.
Popular over-the-counter drugs in-
clude: cough syrup and tablets.


Concern over this incident and sev-
eral similar occurances led Superin-
tendent Buddy Vickers to call a meet-
ing with Trenton and Bell principals,
Gilchrist County Health Deparment
officials and Gilchrist County Sher-
iff David Turner to discuss concerns


over this becoming a trend in Gil- incidents had occurred on local cam-' "We have reviewed our current
christ County. puses. policies regarding medicine at school
Following the Nov. 30 meeting, Vickers asked that parents help the and focused on over-the-counter
Vickers felt it was time to alert par- school district by talking with their drugs," Surrency said.
ents. The superintendent released a children about the dangers of taking School nurses and resource offi-
pre-recorded telephone message to prescription drugs and over-the-coun- cers have met with faculty members
all parents explaining that several ter drugs as a way of getting high. (Continued to page 16)


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George Jones stirs sugar cane juice

Making can

George Jone
By Cindy Jo Ayers
On any bright clear fall morning
George Jones can be found oversee-
ing his cast iron syrup kettle.
For the past 50 years or so he has
been filling an 80-gallon kettle with
the homegrown fresh ground sugar
cane juice. Mr. George's keen eye
observes the rolling boil of the gray
green juice a nsi from mere juice
to delicious golden brown cane syrup
which generations of Florida natives
have grown up eating.
Whether smothering a hot pan-
cake or sopping a buttermilk biscuit
through a brown puddle of syrup
many in the tri-county area would
agree that George Jones' cane syrup
can't be beat.
Syruping, as Mr. George refers to
the process of making syrup, began
on his farm in mid-November this
year. As of last week he and several
helpers have cooked off 31 batches.
of syrup. A batch of syrup takes from
three to four hours to cook and it-
takes an entire 80 gallons of sugar
cane juice to produce from seven and
a half to eight gallons of cane syrup.
Last Thursday morning the black
wood smoke was rolling out of the
chimney of the syrup shed and from
under the edges of the tin roof. The
inside of the three-sided building
was filled with the homey smell of
burning lightered and cooking syrup.
The brick-encased syrup kettle held
a half-cooked batch of syrup while
Mr. George was directing the cook-
ing process from his stool.
Mr. Ernest Mitchem a four or five
year veteran of syrup making at the
Jones' Farm was adding a piece or
two of fat lightered to the fire. From
time to time Mr. Ernest stepped up to
the kettle's edge and wiped away the
syrup that was cooking over the edge.
Meanwhile Mr. George was dipping


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By Carrie A. Mizell
Students and faculty at Trenton
Middle-High School played Santa
Claus this year much to the delight
of 22 children living in a local shelter
Sfor abused mothers and children.
According to Principal Lynette
Langford, a high school student came
to her office two weeks ago to talk
about a fight she almost got into with
another student. The teenager said
'''' she nearly fought because the other
S student said homeless people needed
to just go out and get a job. The stu-
dent did not. know that the teenager
she said that in front of is essentially
homeless after her mother, who cur-
rently works two jobs to help support
e inside his 80-gallon kettle. her. family, left an abusive relation-
ship and found housing in the local
e syr up is a The .teenager told Langford that
she was worried about the younger
s trad itionn children living in the Levy County
as tr d t shelter who would not have much of
a Christmas this year.
out an occasional impurity or small "I told her that every year for
piece of cane stalk that bubbled to Christmas the teachers do something
the top iith his skimming dipper. An for a few kids at school," Langford
hour or so later Mr. George declared said. "I explained that if she would
the batch of syrup done when fat bring in the names of kids living at
drpps of syrup slowly dripped from the shelter and what they wanted for
his dipper. He referred to the end Christmas I would see what I could
stage of syrup cooking as, "Making do."
a ribbon." The next day the student brought
Back when Mr. Jones was just a lit- Langford a typed list of names and
tle younger he could cook off three to desired gifts. Langford immediately
four batches aday, now with help he sent out an e-mail to faculty asking
cooks off two batches per day. They if they would be interested in helping
grow some two and a half acres or so the children in need.
of sugar cane each year. Some cane "She told me that she had talked
is grown at the home place and some to her sister [who is also a.student
down the road or as Mr. George says, at THS] and they felt like they were
"I've got a little cane here and yon- old enough that they didn't want any-
der." From time to time while cook- thing, but they were worried about
ing off syrup Mr. George still makes the younger children," Langford
a batch of Pole Cat or taffy candy said. "Finally I talked her into telling
which is made from syrup. me she wanted an MP3 player."
The cane is harvested by hand, Two days later at a faculty meeting
each stalk is cut down one at a time the list of names and gifts were read
with a cane knife which resembles a aloud and teachers had the opportu-
very large butcher knife. According to nity to select a name to buy gifts for.
Mr. George, you never harvest sugar "The teachers fought over who was
cane once it has been frozen because
it becomes bitter. So far this has been
a pretty good year because there has Gilchrist County
been little or no frost on the cane.
He learned his syrup making skills Animal Control
from his father Mr. C.V. Jones and
for many years he made syrup with mmittee will
his father. A few years back he pur-
chased a kettle from Mr. D. J. Stan-
ley from north of Bell and in 1993 he am en d.agree .ent
purchased the cane grinding mill he
uses today from a man up near Live By John M Ayers
Oak. Today his mill is powered by a The Gilchrist County Animal Con-
1945 2N Ford tractor. Once the stalks trol committee held a special meet-
of cane are cut they are loaded onto ing last Tuesday afternoon to allow
an old wooden trailer and hauled a City of Trenton representative to
back to the cane shed out back behind discuss some issues involving the
heir home. municipality. The Gilchrist County
Years ago when he made syrup Animal Control program involves
with his father the mill was powered the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist
by a mule called Mary or an occa- County as well as the municipalities
sional horse. The Jones family has of Trenton and Bell.
always fired their cane kettle with Jered Ottenwess, Trenton City
wood, some fat lightered wood and Manager, explained that the City

mostly oak wood. He said he likes of Trenton would like for its public
a wood fire much better than gas, works department employees to not
he claims that a wood fire cooks the be identified as back-up officers to
cane juice faster than gas. When the pickup stray animals. The existing in-
cooking process is complete the roar- terlocal agreement involving animal
ing fire wood is raked from under the control will expire Dec. 31,2007, Ot-
kettle and the last of the wood coals temwess reported.
are cooled by placing ground green Ron McQueen, chairman of the
cane stalks under the kettle which animal control committee, explained
smothers the coals and cools the big that when the Animal Control Agree-
pot quickly. Next the boiling hot syr- ment was first approved, the interlo-
up is dipped up out of the kettle with cal agreement was scheduled for five
a metal dishpan mounted on a long years. When the original agreement
wood handle. The syrup is poured was approved all parties put their
through several straining cloths into ideas on the table and agreed on what
a stainless steel double kettle where they would do to.make the proposal
cool water is pumped under the bowl a success.
holding the hot syrup which quickly Now, five years. have passed and
cools in an hour or so. Between the things have changed, McQueen add-
stainless steel kettle and the syrup ed. The animal control program has
stainless steel kettle and the syrup two full-time officers and demand
kettle a dripping board is used to two full-time officers and demand
catch any syrup that spills and returns continues to grow regarding animals
the overflow from the dishpan back in Gilchrist County.
S"The City of Trenton wants to con-
(Continued to page 16) (Continued to page 2)


rys Santa to 22 children in need


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Gifts wrapped in bright/ paper; bicycles and stockings filled the front office of Trenton .fiddle High Sclhool
. on Friday. Faculty and students have been purchasing presents and donating funds to help children in
need for the last several weeks.


going to get to buy gifts," Langford
said. "It was the best faculty meeting
we've ever had!".
The FFA, FBLA and FCA each
donated $100, which paid for 30-
inch stockings that were filled with
personal hygene products and school
supplies. Close to $500 in cash was


donated, including a $200 dona-
tion from the Drama Club. Bicycles
and gift cards were among the gifts
given to the children who ranged in
age from birth to 18 years old. The
10 mothers even received stockings,
according to Langford. :
Before the gifts could be deliv-


ered to the shelter, teachers and
staff stuffed stockings at the faculty
Christmas party on Thursday night,
Langford said.
"This is why we're here, to help
children," Langford said. "This
shows teachers really care about the
kids they are teaching." i


EMS personnel pictured left to right: Danny Elkins, Ashley Coop
Cliff Suber, Jezelle Kotait, Justin Schwab, Linda Walker and Jar
Campbell.


S Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners approved the pur-
chase of two new International ambu-
lances. According to EMS Supervisor
Linda Walker, EMS officials went to
Ohio to pick up the ambulances.

Helicopter rides

: available at fly-in
Attention aviation enthusiasts,
Composit FX, a family-owned Tren-
ton business that builds and sells he-
licopters specifically Mosquito XE
and Ultralight XEL, will hold a fly-in
on Thursday, Dec. 27, Friday, Dec.
28 and Saturday, Dec. 29.
The public is invited to stop by and
tour the factory, which is located at
9069 SE CR 319, Trenton, watch the
fly-ins and even take rides in a four-
seat helicopter. Tours of the factory
per, will begin at 9 a.m. each day and fly-
nes ins are expected around noon, weath-
er permitting.


County purchases 2 new ambulances
" ,.-- ^ : i .,.'-. jit


EMS officials returned from a trip to Ohio to pick up two new ambulances on Thursday, Dec. 20.











B lLeverettes compete at North Florida Fair


Over the past couple weeks the
Leverettes traveled to Tallahassee
and exhibited their angus cattle where
they did exceptionally well.
They took a string of 10 head of
cattle, where each animal competed
very well.
In the open show, Josh had three
division winners, two division re-
serves, the Grand Champion Angus
Bull, the Reserve Grand Champion


Angus Heifer and the Grand Champi-
on Cow Calf pair. Briton's heifer got
fourth in her class, and J.D.'s heifer
got third in her class.
In the Junior Show J.D. got second
in showmanship, Briton got second
place in showmanship, and Joshgot
third place in showmanship. J.D.'s
heifer got third place in her class.
Briton's heifer got second in her
class, Briana Bishop's heifer got sec-


ond in her class, and Josh had a class
third and a class winner. Josh also
exhibited the Junior Show Reserve
Champion Angus Heifer. At the con-
clusion when the Grand Champion
Angus Heifer was chosen as the Su-
preme Grand Champion Heifer over
the show, Josh was given a chance to
compete for Reserve Supreme Cham-
pion, but unfortunately this year he
did not receive this title.


.No.rt.h Florida E47


Volunteers Troy Breton, Eric Vanderheyden, Melissa Smith, Aubrey-Smith and Wayne Dean stand before, the many
Christmas baskets being distributed to area residents.

Salvation Army provides 400


Christmas baskets to area citizens


By Carrie A. Mizell
Hundreds of contributors place
money in Salvation Army kettles
each year to fund Christmas baskets
for the less fortunate. On Friday
the First Baptist Church of Trenton
joined hands with the SalvationArmy
Service Unit of Gilchrist County to
distribute 400 Christmas baskets to
residents in need.
Because Christ has loved us and


blessed us with the gift of salvation
through His life and sacrifice at the
cross of Calvary, we are grateful for
the opportunity to express His love to
those in need through this Christmas
basket distribution each year, said
FBC Pastor William Long, Jr.
The Christmas baskets included
two cans of corn, two cans of green
beans, a box of stuffing, a box of po-
tatoes and a choice of ham, turkey or


hen.
"Names of recipients come through
-schools, senior citizens centers, vari-
ous organizations and just anyone
in need of assistance," Troy Breton,
volunteer coordinator said.
Throughout the day people walked
in to pick up their Christmas baskets
and church members volunteered to
deliver Christmas baskets to shut-


Animal control committee plans to amend agreement


Briana Bishop and Josh Leverette exhibit cow calf and win Grand Champion Cow Calf pair.


(Continued from page 1)
tinue to be involved in the animal
control program," Ottenwess said.
A lengthy discussion involving
members of the animal control com-
mittee resulted in the board agreeing
to amend. the agreement and make
the necessary changes.
When the original agreement was
adopted, a budget of $50,000 was es-
tablished. Lynn Watson, supervising
officer of the program explained the
current budget is close to $120,000
annually. The parties involved are
billed according 'to the amount of
calls-pickups that are made from
each of the three areas. The unincor-
porated area of Gilchrist County is
the greatest user as it is estimated at
55 percent, with the City of Trent-on
at-3pereent- ndte-own ofB elt-at
10 percent.
The committee discussed' some of,
the issues that will be considered in


the amended agreement. The com-
mittee was in favor of extending the
agreement 60 days to allow the mu-
nicipalities and Gilchrist County to
revise their drafts.
"I would prefer that the City of
Trenton Public Works staff be in-
volved in feeding and cleaning of the
pens in the City of Trenton facility,"
Ottenwess told the committee.
At the present time Gilchrist Coun-
ty has a new animal control facility
that has been permitted but construc-
tion has not begun.
Animal Control Officer Mike Bur-
nett explained the program is work-
ing because there are fewer stray
animals running loose. He said that a
spay and neuter program is needed to
reduce the-continued problem of un-
war',ied annials reprodtic ing "
,i-Cbmmnisioner Rand 'iDurdeftn,
the representative from the Board
of County Commission, pointed out


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additional revenues in the upcoming
budget year will be extremely tight as
the Florida legislature is considering
additional tax reform in 2008.
The committee is scheduled to
meet again in February 2008.


From The Desk




of the
Superintendent
Change is a funny thing. It slips
up on you while you> aremnot paying.
attehtiohi The'next ihing .\>Ou know
a-road ispaved,w;,hoase is built,ctW
the telephone is invented and BAM,
the world is flattened again., Do you
think that when Mr. Bell invented
the phone in 1876 that he thought it
would morph into a gadget called an
I-phone that was a jukebox, a phone, a
TV, a computer, a video recorder and
whatever else can be programmed
into it?
Gilchrist County has done just that
changed while we were not look-
ing. Back in the 1950s and. 1960s
Gilchrist County was predominantly
a farming community. I can remem-
ber on. Saturday mornings farmers
brought produce to town (very early)
and sold to local merchants. Eggs,
sweet potatoes, greens, beans, peas,
cane syrup, pecans, and corn were a
few of the items bought or bartered
locally. These items were then sold
to customers who drove in from the
countryside to Bell and Trenton to
shop. Many arrived around 4 p.m.,
and visited with their friends. They
then proceeded to do their shopping
between 8 p.m. and midnight. It was
a time of catching up on news and
seeing friends or family that they had
not seen for a week.
This was also a time when Dads
worked close by and Moms took'
care of the home. Children were an
integral, part of the family and after
school worked right beside parents to
earn a living. Most families had one
car, life was centered on our schools
and churches, and trips to Gaines-
ville were rare. Gilchrist County's
population was about 5300 people.
Televisions were rare. There were no
computers in homes or schools. Bell
and Trenton Schools had about 425
students each. Only a small percent-
age of our students attended college,
and many quit high school to enter the
work force or armed services. Many
young people left Gilchrist County
to seek employment elsewhere. Bell
and Trenton High Schools played
six-man football.
Even then change was creeping
into our community. In many fami-
lies Dad took a part time job off the
farm to help make ends meet, and
Mom went to work in Gainesville.
Most families had to buy a second
vehicle. Stores and shops in our com-
munities started closing by 6 p.m. on
Saturday. A shopping center was
built in Chiefland (pre-Wal-Mart)
and U.S. Highways 19, 98, and 27
became major north and south routes.
Suddenly Gainesville and Chiefland
were the shopping centers and Gil-
christ County lost population. Local
businesses closed.
Now fast forward to the year 2007.
Schools and businesses are awash
with technology. Gilchrist Coun-
ty has three banks equipped with
(Continued from page 16)


Robbie Sand, Larry Lindsay, Lawanna Matthews, Josh Leverette and Briana Bishop are pictured after Josh
won Reserve Champion Angus Heifer.


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Page Three


John's Comments


It seems the older I get the more
I pay attention to specific details in-
volving issues or why things appear
as they are.
During a recent trip to the mouth of
the Suwannee River, some friends of
mine and I had quite the experience
hunting for mullet from an airboat. In
an attempt to catch some of the fish,
we would keep moving and listening
for the large schools of fish as they
were believed would be jumping and
swimming near the surface.
I had been told by several of my
friends that caught their limit last
week the fish were real nice and the
roe, which is close to maturity, is at
its best time if you have a taste for
caviar from mullet.
Just before dark we headed west to
the mouth of the river between Mc-
Griff and Alligator Passes. We saw
another boat with three fishermen,
stopped, floating in the river and
we too guessed they were waiting
and looking for the schooling mul-
let. As the sun slipped down under
the horizon and the western sky was
lit up with beautiful orange colors,
it seemed like only a short time had
past before the moon was shining.
The moon will be full on December
23. As the night grew later the bright-
ness from the light of the moon be-
came so much brighter,
We had seen a couple of small fish


flip to the top of the water along the
shallow edge of the saw grass in Al-
ligator Pass as the tide was just up
into the grass. When we talked with
friends about them catching mul-
let last week, they explained that
lights from the boat appeared to have
caused the mullet to go deep into the
water.
After we had fished for several
hours, the mullet appeared to have
left because we did not see them or
catch them.
When we first got on the water, we
were striving to catch fish, but as the
night grew later, our primary goal
changed to try and determine why
our boat motor was running hot.
We checked the radiator and the
thermostat and due to a limited selec-
tion of tools, we were able to make
it back to the boat ramp just before
midnight.

This was one of those fishing trips
that you identify the information in
your log and wonder if the moon was
the major problem or was it the tide.
I don't know much about the
spawning process of a mullet, but I
do know that the moonlight is not one
of those signs that I will plan.another
fishing trip around.

The Gilchrist County Journal staff
wishes everyone a safe and Happy
New Year.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd

what is hot this year in the land of
make-believe."
r,, *"Wait a second," I said, "what is
with the long face? No 'bowl full
of jelly' thing?" "This holiday, sea-
-'. son has been a disappointing one,
he said." I asked him why and this is
what I learned.
S. More than 21, million toys have
S;been recalled so far this year. Al-
though lead is in the headlines, chok-
ing remains the greatest hazard. So
instead of good cheer, the hot topic
is which brands and which toys can I
Ak trust? Yet, toy safety) is not only about
The clock had just struck midnight avoiding recalled products; you need
and I was considering calling it an to consider the age factor, especially
evening when there arose such clatter if youdo not deal with small children
that I jumped to my feet to see what on a daily basis. Also, people forget
was the matter. You would think by that children share toys with younger
now I would have learned. "Nice to siblings and friends,
see you, I was getting worried,'" I" At the same time, some toy manu-
see you, I was getting N% orried," I facturers are capitalizing on the re-
said, with a sideways glance at the facturers are iti on the re-
old calendar. calls. Hasbro is running newspaper
"Reindeer ere a bit. rusi Be- advertisements touting its clean re-..
in., a cord. Its message is a poke at rival
Fides, landing a sleigh on. arogitop ,te .'cn.tti .r t pvt ..
a -' elcon sa fThel.poster chidn.ot
Florinda without snow is no eas task. r -
the recalIs. and RC2. which this sum-
'Having a chimney would also help, mer recalled five Thomas & Friends
not to mention a fireplace. No matter, Wooden Railway items due to levels
get your notepad," he said settling of lead in surface paint. RC2 just is-
back at my desk, "and I will tell you of lead in surface paint R2 just is-

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119ar Ne;yhJ9qv,


Name: Wayne Dean
Lives: On Shadx Grote Church
Road
Family: Wi'fe of 43 sears. Carol:
two children. Sheila and Robert:
four grandchildren.
Works: Retired after 20 years -ith
the city of Gaines tille working as a
line locator
Likes about retirement: We do a
lot of traveling and I've built our
house in my retirement.
Greatest accomplishment: NIx
children. If it weren't for m\ chil-
dren and m w ife .. the Lord gae
them to me.
What do iou like about living
in Gilchrist Count ? The people
here. it's relaxing to me. I think
people care more here. I'%e been all
over the United States and I believe
the people here are welcoming.
Favorite food: I hae no fa-iorite. I
just eat a lot. NI%\ %ife can tell \ou
that!
This time of ear I sit down and
watch Christmas movies even
though I've seen some of them be-
fore


sued another voluntary recall, this
time for a recliner feeding seat and a
training potty seat.
Meanwhile, a slowing economy is
taking its toll. After a strong Thanks-
giving weekend, the official start of
the holiday shopping season, business
has slowed even more than normal,
resulting in mixed November results
for retailers and uneven business so
far in December.
There has been a shopping frenzy
surrounding such hard-to-find items
as Nintendo's Wii and anything from
Walt Disney's Hanna Montana and
"High School Musical" franchises.
Yet, overall there seems to be a lack
of enthusiasm for holiday buying.
Meanwhile, children are losing
interest in toys at younger ages and
turning to video games, DVDs, iP-
ods, iPhones, the Internet and instant
messaging for entertainment. As a
result, the traditional toy industry
has suffered sales declines each year
since 2002.
Nonetheless, there is still hope
for traditional gifts such as Barbie.
In'fact, Barbie is still the top toy for
girls, with one being sold every three
seconds.
From an investment viewpoint,
Mattel's shares, which hit a 52-week
low on Dec. 4 and are down 10 per-
cent.this )ear, hate an intrinsic value
ot $27 using a discounted earnings.
'approach..with a 6. percent earnings
growth rate. If you use a free cash
flow to the firm approach, the intrin-
sic value is $33. The recent closing
price on the shares was $19.89. Look
for earnings in 2007 of $1.48 per
share and $1.70 per share in 2008.
Although the potential is there, the
shares are unlikely to show much ap-
preciation for at least a year consid-
ering both the recall problems and
a slowing economy. Therefore, my
12 month target price on the shares
is, $22. However, Mattel does offer a
generous dividend yield of 3.75 per-
cent.
The situation is a little more en-
couraging for Hasbro. The intrinsic
values are $63 and $59 respectively,
using an earnings growth rate of 13
percent. The recent closing price for
the shares was $25.82. I am raising
my earnings estimate for 2007 to
$2.05 per share from $1.54 and es-
timating earnings of $2.15 for 2008.
As a result, my 12 month target price
on the shares is $29. Hasbro's current
dividend yield is 2.48 percent.
"Fascinating," I said as I scribbled


The Joy Of Looking To A New Year
(Kent Heaton)


With the passing of each lear. a new da\ of
opportunity dawns unspoiled, unwritten and uncharted.
There a few places on earth that man has not walked or
seen. We have encompassed the entire globe to journey
to the far reaches of space. The deepest oceans have
been brought to life through the incredible machines of
man's curiosity. Long gone are days of Marco Polo,
Columbus, Magellan and the myriads of adventurers that
set out on unknown paths to plumb the richness of
planet earth. Yet, every 365 days a new journey begins.
In truth, this begins with each day; even each moment:
The passing of each year allows us to pause and
reconsider the year before and the year ahead.
As you stand looking to the horizon of the unseen
year, what adventures do you foretell? How will the
journey be charted as you set sail upon the waters of
time? We look to the sunrise of a new year that can hold
many promises, joys and blessings. Time will also
remind of us those days of hardships and storms that
bring fear and sorrow to our lives. Yet in the spirit of the
early adventurers we must set our sails full and look to
where we want to go in the coming year.
When Columbus set sail he made all the provisions
necessary for a long journey that he knew not how
would end. He took one thing that would secure the
success of his voyage: a compass. He khew that to pass
through uncharted waters required something to give
him direction. How would the journey have ended if he
left without a compass? How can we look to the new
year without something to guide us through the ocean of
time filled with unknown dangers? "I know, 0 LORD,


Trenton Church of Christ
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Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email kerux@bellsouth.net


Your hero: Jesus Christ He's the
one \ ho got me w here I am.
Future plans: In March Carol and
I w ill be taking a 10-day cruise out
of Fort Lauderdale We'le been
from Nova Scotia to Alaska and
all over the United States pulling
our camper.
Not manv people know: I went to
live with mx sister %when I was in
the seventh grade and she put me
through high school.


furiously. Then, just as I was about to.
ask a few questions, he finally smiled
and with a quick nod of his head he
was gone. However, I am sure I heard
him say as he drove out of sight,
"Seasons greetings to all and to all a
good night."
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Floridians are eyeing Tallahassee
this Holiday season, wondering when
property taxes will stop draining
families. We're also being asked to
sign Hometown Democracy petitions
to place the anti-growth amendment
on the November 2008 ballot. But if
you sign the petition and it passes at
the polls, you'll pay more in property
taxes.
Hometown, Democracy which
requires a vote on every local land
use plan change could mean 10,000
votes a year. But what would it cost
Floridians to vote on everything? In
fact, easy math proves printing costs
alone would be astronomical. ,
Every year-, printing- Florida's
Hometown: s.Deniiocracy ,ballots ...
some running 50 pages would prob-
ably cost about $24 million more in
statewide election expenses. On top
of this, six billion pages of voter edu-
cation materials will likely be printed
at a cost of around $1 billion annu-
ally. And where will the money come
from? Make no mistake, every Flo-
ridian's property tax bill will spike to
pay these and more expenses like
ballot preparation, US Mail, and end-
less litigation.
Our state must grow smarter, and
there are some good ideas out there.
But this Holiday season, when paid
workers ask for your signature on
the Hometown Democracy peti-'
tion, tell them it's a bad idea that
costs too much. Leam more at www.
FLSmarterGrowth.org.
Michael R. Caputo
E\ec un e Director,
Floridians for Smarter Growth



Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
December 19
Lotto Drawing:
7-13-16-28-38-47
No winners of the $38 million
jackpot

5-Digit Winners':
178 at $4,505.00

4-Digit Winners
10,224 at $63.50

3-Digit Winners:
197,398 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:
5-9-8-0

Cash 3 Drawing:
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By Cindy Jo Ayers


A few weeks ago someone sent me
an e-mail about this wreath company
that puts wreaths on the graves in'
Arlington each Christmas. Anyway
I found a lot of information on the
internet and was very impressed by
this effort. I can't help but think that
General Robert E. Lee must surely be
smiling down from heaven when he
sees all those thousands of wreaths
scattered across the land that was
once his plantation.
Worcester Wreath Company and its
involvement with the Arlington proj-
ect was inspired at the early age of
12 years old when, as a Bangor Daily
News paper boy, Morrill Worcester
won a trip to the nation's capital. It
was a trip he would never forget, and -
Arlington National Cemetery, made
an indelible impression. In later life,
he recognized that his success as a
businessman was in large part, due to
the values of this nation and the Vet-
erans who made the ultimate sacrifice
for their country.
In 1992, the Wreath Company
found themselves with an excess of
wreaths nearing the end of the holi-
day season. Seeing an opportunity
to make a boyhood dream a reality,
efforts to do something special with
those wreaths began in earnest. With
the help of Maine Senator Olympia
Snowe, arrangements were made for
the wreaths to be placed at Arlington
in one of the older sections of, the
cemetery, a section which received
fewer visitors with each passing
year.
With plans underway, a number of
other participants began their support
for the project. James Prout, owner
of Blue Bird Ranch, Inc. generously
provided the transportation .all the
way to Virginia. Volunteers from the
local American Legion and VFW
Posts gathered with members of the
community to decorate each w reath
with signature red, hand-tied bows.
Member of the Maine State Society
of Washington, DC and John Met-
zler, Jr, Superintendent of Arlington
National Cemetery worked to orga-
nize the wreath-laying, including the
incorporation of a special ceremony
at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Now fifteen years and over 60,000
wreaths later, the original group has
been joined by many others x% ho par-
ticipate in the project each year. After.
learning of the annual trek to Arling-
ton to honor our fallen heroes, Larry
Ross, an elementary school teacher
from Canaan;, Maine. has taken sev-
eral groups of his students to help
with the vreath-la\ ing
The MNaine Wing of the Civil Air
Patrol, under the guidance and lead-
ership of Majors Wayne Merritt and
Dennis Murray, also participated in
the event over the last several years.
Each student group conducts fund
raising events throughout the year to


make the trip.
I found this a pretty heart warming
story. Bless their hearts those Yan-
kees slip up and do something real
nice every now and then. Today my
hat is off to the Worcester Wreath
Company by the way they are .the
company that provides wreaths for
L.L. Bean.


Turkey bones
Water
1/2 cup bacon drippings
1 cup flour
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks Celery, chopped
Approximately 2 quarts turkey
broth
Salt and pepper
Tabasco
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
parsley
2 cups turkey, chopped (more if
you have it)
1 pound smoked sausage, cut into
bite size pieces
Green onion tops, minced as
garnish
Cooked rice
After turkey is carved, put bones into
water and boil for about 1 1/2 hours
until meat falls off the bones. Make
a roux of bacon drippings and flour.
Add onions, garlic, celery and bell
pepper and cook until tender. Add
hot broth, salt and pepper to taste.
Add Tabasco a couple of shakes, bay
leaves, basil and parsley. Simmer one
hour. Add turkey and sausage and
cook 15 more minutes. Serve over
rice and put a few minced green on-
ions over each serving.


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that a man's wary is not in himself. 'or is it in a man
who walks to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23).
There is but one compass for man: "In the beginning
God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).
The affirming of a trust in Jehovah God is the only
compass that will guide man to safety. "Seeing that His'
divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to
life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him
who called us by His own glory and excellence" (2
Peter 1:3). The Creator has given to man everything he
needs to find Him, honor Him, and worship Him (Acts
17:24-31). There is no reason for man to be lost (Romans
1:20).
The gospel writer John declares, "In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God" (John 1:1). The Word John speaks about
is the "true North" than man can only find direction for
his perilous journey. "And the Word became flesh, and
dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the
only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth"
(John 1:14). John tells us the "grace and truth" that
came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17) and this New Year
can not be charted without that grace (Romans 5:21) and
that truth (John 14:6).
This next year is an unspoiled page in the book of
time. What will you write upon its pages and where will
your journey end in 365 days? That choice is yours! You
will make it to be what you want it to be. When you use
the word of God as your guide and your compass, your
journey will be a success. Live true!


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


A look back at Gilchrist County's 2007


January
Gilchrist County received three
new fire apparatuses through a Home-
land Security Grant for $249,000.
Trenton Elementary School third
grader Hamp Cheevers was recog-
nized for saving a fellow TES student
whose shirt caught on
fire. Hamp remem-
bered "stop, drop and
roll!" -"
Former Gilchrist
County Commissioner
Addy Jones passed
away on January 16.
"Chief" was a farmer
and a cattleman who
served on the Gil-
christ County Board of
County Commission-
ers from 1968 to 1993. Addy
Gilchrist County Commissioners
adopt 10 Commandments resolution
supporting Dixie County Commis-
sioners and their placement of the 10
Commandments in front of the Dixie
County Courthouse.

February
Sue Reed named District Teacher
of the Year. Beth Fowler recognized
as District Employee of the Year.
'Education Foundation of Gil-
christ County, Inc. raises $11,788.03
at annual Walk-A-Thon.
Roy Shearin, 73, reports abuse
by Trenton Police Officer Rodney
Wright. Shearin was trying to put out
a fire in his backyard when the al-
leged abuse occurred.'
Gilchrist County Cattleman's


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steak dinner raises $4,327,76.

March
A contractor hired to clean and
flush the public water supply, includ-
ing the Trenton Water Tank interrupt-
ed water service within
-. the City of Trenton
"' forcing a precautionary
.g boil water notice and
area schools, court-
house and health de-
partment to use bottled
water.
Sheriff David
Turner took his budget
appeal for $365,519 to
the state Capital for a
S public hearing.
Briana Bishop
yJones showed the Reserve
Champion heifer and Josh Rose
,showed the Grand Champion heifer
at the Suwannee River Fair Heifer
Show.
Joanna Roberts and her grandson,
Josh Wasson addressed Congress to
request funds for Lupus research.

ayril
State Road 26 resurfacing be-
tween Trenton and Newberry begins.
Lilly Springs water bottling ap-
plication is filed with Suwannee Riv-
er Water Management District.
Jon Gray family is named Out-
standing Cattlemen of the Year.
Ameris Health Systems holds
groundbreaking for Tri-County Hos-
pital. Over 300 Gilchrist, Levy and
Dixie County residents attend.,


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Gilchrist
County Comrn- .
mission ap- -
proves con-
struction of
$1.6 million
Emergency Op-
erations Center
near Bell.
$36, 617.43
raised at 2007
Relay For Life.



Jennifer Jim Dil
Zerbe named vale- manage
dictorian and Han- nursery ope
nah Hudson is sa-
lutatorian at Bell High School. Alina
DeWein is valedictorian and Ryan
Frye named salutatorian at Trenton
High School.
1300 people attend 14th annual
Wild Beast Feast at DeChamplain's
Heaven's Gate
Farm.
Mandatory
burn ban issued
because of severe
fire threat.
Suwannee Val-
ley Quilt Shoppe
co-owner Paul 1
Metts named FIon-
da's Deputy Secre-
tary of Health
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Shrine Club raises ,
$15,474 at 20th
annual Gold Hook
Awards Kids Fish-
ing Tournament
In all, 33 children %
fished.
Bell FFA mem- Catching fish.
ber Jeffrey Williams trophy
elected 2007-2008
Area II State Vice President at 79th
Florida FFA State Convention in Or-
lando.
Gilchrist County got four to five
and a half inches of rainfall as Tropi-
cal Depression Barry;, blew through
centralFloFrida. -'"" !

Jufy
Gilchrist County earns the title
of "A" school district for the second
.year in a row after each of the four
schools in the county achieved an
"A" grade for 2006-2007.*
Newly constructed family room
opened during ribbon cutting cel-
ebration at Ayers Health and Reha-
bilitation.
City of Trenton presents Beau-
tification awards -to Mary Kearney,
Capital City Bank, Shirley Hausel-
man, Maxine and Eudell Parrish.
Local soldier Evan McQuiston re-.
turns home with a Purple Heart after
being wounded as a result of hostile
actions in Iraq.
After much prayer, Matthew Lan-
caster, 7, returned home. from the
hospital after suffering a brain aneu-
rysm.

GAugust
K.W. Lindsey and Eric Manos
compete in the national steer wres-
tling competition at the National
High School Finals Rodeo.
Flood waters close NE 10th Street
in Trenton blocking the entrances to
several businesses.
Trenton City Commission ap-
proves rate increase to balance pro-
posed budget.

Sharon Akins Langford
SGilchrist County Commissioner
Home Phone: (352) 472-2629
Cell Phone: (352) 213-2395
Commissioner Board Meetings held
1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
GILCHRIST COUNTY NUMBERS:
Administrator 463-3198
Administrator..............1-800-236-1739
Animal Control...................463-3158
Building Dept 463-3173
Planning & Zoning..........463-3127
Clerk of Court 463-3170
Clerk of Court.............1-800-267-3182
Code Enforcement................463-3157
Extension Office....................463-3174


Hart Springs Park..................463-3444
Health Dept 463-3120
Judge's Office-,.............- 463-3400
Property Apprdiel 46 '-3190
Property Appraiser...... I 1-t. ;'r -'208
Road Dept 10-3?2,
Sheriff's Office. .............. 463-3410
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Supervisor ol Fkl iin.. 46'--. 1 '4
Tax CO.llei .,I r I ,- l 7:-,

Veteran's Itll %I ii, '


U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson speaks to
Trenton and Bell stu-
dents about being a
senator and a former
astronaut.

SSeytemler
Third largest citrus
grower in the state,
Southern Gardens
Citrus, opens nurs-
ery on SR 47 north of
Trenton.
ley, Central Florida,
r of Electric Cooperative
'rations opens branch office in
Bell.
Army PFC Brandon Thorsen dies at
age 22 while fighting in Iraq.
Ashley Gauthier crowned 2007 Bell
High School Homecoming Queen
and C.J. Harris is named Homecom-
ing King.

Octo er
Gilchrist Coun-
ty schools earn
$277,491 for out-
standing academic
performance.
Kyle Quincey and
SAlan Naikell elected
Central Florida Elec-
S tric Cooperative dis-
trict trustees.
Gilchrist County
hires two full-time
ECMNI T/ Firefi ghters
Cliff Suber and Jus-
otin Schwab.
Trenton Rotar-
ian \.O. "Bill" Clif-
ton awarded Service
Abo\ e Self Award.

and winning o ovemb er
ies!
Kyle Jenkins
crowned Trenton High School
Homecoming King and Nakita Jones
named Homecoming Queen.
SCommunity Church of the Naza-
rene welcomes 1200 people to 23rd
annual Down HomqPeagr.Phi k
O* pen, House held for Gilchrist
County 's Tnentyn cfiiict'd '-$23
million judicial complex.
SBell Library acknowledges 11-
year history with grand celebration.
SSidney Philpot withdraws proper-
ty consideration for Lake City Com-
munity College campus annex in Bell
due to lagging support by Bell Town'
Council.

December

Florida Surgeon General Ana NI
Viamonte Ros visits the Gilchrist
County Health Department.
SArnold and Geri Jackson, owners
of Otter Springs, discover an ancient
cypress tree. The towering tree is
33.5 feet at its two-foot mark.
SGlen Thigpen elected mayor of
the City of Trenton. Marcia Hellams
elected to the Trenton City Com-
mission, Group 3 seat. Ray Sanders
retains his Group 2 seat on the Bell


Town Council. Gilchrist County
School Board approves Saint Leo
University campus in Gilchrist Coun-
ty.
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Education, the graduation
rate of high school students in Gil-
christ County rose to 86 percent in
2006-2007.


Bell Library volunteers Shirley Anderson, Maria Hernandez, Carol
Murray, Carol Sessler, Grace Vaught and Iris Roberts.

In 2008 the
Gilchrist County Journal
will continue documenting history one story at a time.



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Happy Birthday wishes to:
Debra Jones, Mary Ann Griner,
Cathy Seay, and Keith Benson
on December 27th; Julie Rogers,
Johnny Mack, Jr., Ashley Bras-
well, and Casey Martin Benson
on December 28th; Becky Lang-
ford, Mathew Douglas, Kyle
Manders, Shawn Langford, Fred
Wilkerson, Emanuel Harris, Shir-
ley White, Marsha Mahoney, and
Grant William Stanley on De-
cember 29th; Cindy Bayer, Laura
Weaver Brown, Helen Meschen,
Christopher Philman, and Nell
Yelvington on December. 30th;
Renae Langford. Horace Quinc-
ey, Lucille Travis, Lisa Graham,
and Lois Fletcher on December
31st: Paul Williams. Donna War-
ner. Stepharne Burden. Amber
Scott. Rose Kemp. and Chris
Bivens on January Ist: and Laura
Rogers. Dereck Sanders. Joyce
Goss. Terrie Brooks Deen, Da\id
Ozment. Robert Lee. William
Bo les. and Kathenne V. Riple'
on January 2nd.
Happy Anniversary dishes to:
Johnnie and Yvonne Lanier and
Matthew and Tiffany VanCannon
on December 27th: Mr and Mrs
Bill Cunming_, and Mr. and Mrs
Billy Rogers on December 28th;
Mr and Mrs. Clint Durrance on
December 31st: Herb and Peggy
Shirley on JanuarN 1st


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Card of Thanks
The 7th grade Heart & Hands
Club would like to thank Mr. Scaff
of Scaff's Market and an anonymous
Bell resident for contributing to our
Project: Military Blessings. With-
out your generous support we would
not have been able to mail all of the
collected items to our local military
personnel who will be away from
family and friends this Christmas
season. It's wonderful to be part of
a small town that cares so much for
its residents and is so supportive of
its school,
Again, thank you so much for your
giving.
Sincerely,
The BHS Hearts & Hands Club

Chamber Members
Banquet
Chamber Members Banquet will
be held on Thursday, January 24,
2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Trenton
i Elementary School Cafeteria. For
catering purposes and a proper head
count All tickets will be sold and re-
served in advance; there will be NO
tickets sold at the door. Tickets are
now available at the Chamber office
for $25.00 per person which includes
a great meal catered by Julie Thomas
i and her wonderful staff of "Simply
. Delightful, Inc."
1: If you would like to promote your
place of business and meet other
Chamber members by having a
Chamber Mixer or if you are a new
business or individual and would like
more information on how to become
a member of the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce, please con-
tact the Chamber office at (352)


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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-


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Eddy and Cheryl Bryant of
Trenton announce the engagement
and forthcoming manage of their
daughter Kayla Miranda Lamb-
Bryant to Tate Michael Haynes,
son of Darn' and Betty Haynes of
Chiefland.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Trenton High School.


463-3467 or (352) 463-4047. The
Gilchrist County Chamber of Com-
merce would like to wish everyone
Happy Holidays.


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will
be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1,
2008 in observance of New Year's
Day.

Florida Students
Designated District
Sunshine State
Scholars in
'la'tlemiatics and 7. "
Science'
Ninety-five graduating seniors
from high schools throughout the
state have been designated District
Sunshine State Scholars in Math-
ematics and Science for the current
year. They will compete on Wednes-
day, January 9, 2008 to become one
of the ten Regional Scholars to vie
in March 2008 for the title Statewide
Sunshine State Scholar in Mathemat-
ics and Science for 2008.
The Sunshine State Scholars Pro-
gram was established in 1997 to rec-
ognize the achievement of Florida's
graduating seniors who have demon-
strated excellence in both mathemat-
ics and science. All Scholars receive
district .recognition and individual
awards from the program. The ten
Regional Scholars and their selected
teachers receive further recognition
from the Governor and Cabinet, the
Florida Legislature, the Florida De-
partment of Education, and private
businesses.
The Sunshine State Scholars Pro-
gram is coordinated through the
Florida 'Institute of Education at the
University of North Florida. The


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The future groom graduated
from Chiefland High School.
The wedding %ill take place at
fi\e o'clock in the afternoon Jan
19 at the Tonmnn Usher Center in
Chiefland
All friends and famnil ate i\ ited
to attend and should RSVP to 493-
7346.


program receives support from the
Florida Department of Education, the
Florida Lottery, the Florida Education
Foundation, Florida mathematics and
science teachers' and supervisors'
organizations, and private corpora-
tions. Additional information on the
Sunshine State Scholars Program can
be found at http://www.unf.edu/dept/
sunshine/.


LGREA meets at the
new Ivy House
Fifteen members of the Levy/
Gilchrist Retired Educators Associa-
tion met at the Ivy House in Alachua,
on December 17 for its annual Christ-
,mas fellowship. ,..-, .
The special guest for the '.cca-
sion was a resident of Alachua, Mrs.
Gussie Lee, who led the group in a
series of songs: "Sweet Little Jesus,"
"Go tell it on the mountain," and ".Jo\
to the World."
Gifts were exchanged and the door
prize was won by Delia Long. The
group then enjoyed a meal which
was superbly delicious. Billie Sue
Johnson volunteered to be scholar-
ship chairperson along with Mary
Jo Swanson, Alphonso Johnson and
Joan Thomas.
The next board meeting for LGREA
will be held at the Senior Center in
Williston at 9:30 a.m. on January 10,
2008. The next general meeting ill
be held at Akins in Bell on January
21, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
All LGREA retirees are encour-
aged to join and make this a fun-filled
and productive year.
Delia M. Long
LGREA Reporter

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
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


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-
ant Patrick V. Riordan


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Carolers visit local shops


On Wednesday, December 19th, local shops were pleasantly surprised to have these carolers visit their
offices. The carolers were students from the Pre-K classes of Mrs. Laura Brown, Mrs. Franne and Mrs.
Angie, and Mrs. Christy.


Web Resources for 50+
Looking to start your second ca-
reer or simply grow in your current
job? AARP has the resources you
need! As America's workforce ages,
employers and older workers, alike
face a challenging time. Employers
fear that as workers reach retirement
age their company will face labor and
skill shortages that will negatively
impact the company. On the flip side,
older workers may fear losing their
job because of technology advances
or the need for more flexibility.
According to recent research, the
majority of human resource profes-
sionals agree that a stronger work
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low turnover rates and high engage-
ment levels of workers 50+ were ad-
ditional benefits cited by employers.
If you're,an employer, there's good
news as you contemplate a tightening
labor market. Eight in 10 Boomers
expect to continue working in retire-
ment, AARP surveys show.
Whether you're in the market for a
new career or exploring your options
AARP's National Employer Team is
the place to start. This resource will
help you connect with companies that
value your experience and abilities.
Visit www.aarp.org/employerteam
to learn more about the team and dis-
cover companies seeking older work-
ers.


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money/careers/) offers tips on start-
ing your job search and taking advan-
tage of community resources in your
area. Once you've narrowed down a
few prospects, brush up .your resume
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BHS Girls weightlifting team
Back row, Tyler Jordan 11th grade, Jessica Jones 10th grade, Courtney Akins 10th grade, Andi Jones 10th
grade, and Crystal Royster 12th grade. Middle row, Tara Totulis 11th grade, Jessica Williams 9th grade,
Starr Schultz 8th grade and Joyce Proper 9th grade. Front row Briana Bays 9th grade,, Krystal Rosen-
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IRS Works to Quickly
and Accurately I
Implement AMT Patch
The Internal Revenue Service an- b Date
nounced it will immediately begin Dec. 28, 29
the final reprogramming steps for | (Christmas
its income-tax processing systems Ja
to prepare for the upcoming tax sea- Jan. 8
son following final passage of the Jan. 10
Alternative Minimum Tax "patch"Jan. 10
Wednesday by the House. Jan. 10
"Our people will do everything Jan. 11
they can to quickly update our sys- Jan. 11
tens for this major change and make
this filing season as smooth as pos- Jan. 14
sible for everyone," said Linda Stiff, Jan. 14
IRS Acting Commissioner. "Our goal Jan. 15
is to process tax returns accurately J
and to issue refunds tq taxpayers as Jan. 18
quickly as possible." Jan. 18
The AMT and AMT-related tax cal-
culations affect a number of core IRS. 21
processing systems that will need to Jan. 22
be updated. The IRS is continuing to Jan. 22
aggressively explore options for the *
2008 filing season i'[f"tder to rillti- -Tn. '2,4.
muze the impact of prce.ssing delayss z ion Jan. 2 gw
orn takpayerg. Additional details will Jan. 25
be available to the public as soon as Jan. 28
plans are finalized. Jan. 28
To help the tax professional and Jan. 29
software communities prepare for the
upcoming filing season, revised cop-
ies of the 12 tax forms impacted by Jan. 29
the AMT legislation will be posted Jan. 31
'to IRS.gov within 72 hours after the Feb. 1, 2
AMT patch is signed into law.
As more details on the AMT situ-
ation develop, the IRS encourages I
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information. 1


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Lafayette
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St. John
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at Bronson
at Dixie County
Hawthorne
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at Seven Rivers
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at Cedar Key
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3:30 p.m.
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5:30 p.m.
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Toys collected in the Tri-County area

for children in need


Couple's journey together ends

at Haven Hospice


iAnnette Lindsey, Olustee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arlene Cameron, Gilchrist
County Sheriff Department. Kneeling: Clement Lindsey 7th Brigade Commander..


Members of the John Hance
. O'Steen Camp 770 of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans, Olus-
tee Chapter #2488, United Daugh-
ters of the Confederacy and Black
Hawk Cavalry .#856, Children of
the Confederacy collected toys for
those in need within the Tri-County
area. This is our third year collect-
ing and each year the number of
toys has increased.


PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE
The Board of Florida Crown Work-
tforce Board will fiold a joint meeting
.of its Executive, Finance and Person-
inel Committees as shown below:
Date: January 15, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m.


Our organizations would love to
collect for the Toys for Tots program
but due to their deadline for picking
up the toys, it does not work for our
members or our collection. We turn
the toys that we collect over to Ar-
lene Cameron of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff Department. She distributes
the toys to the families that are in
need. She does a great job.


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-


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The John Hance O'Steen Camp
770 is a non-profit organization.
Our goals are educational, living
history, working with the tri-county
community, and helping with our
schools within the state. Our camp
meets every third Tuesday night of
each month at the Bell Community
Center starting at 7:00 pm. Every-
one is invited and bring the family.


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 TFY/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
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 proceel-
ings is 'made, which record includes
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


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"He arrived at Haven Hospice and
joyfully took her hand and reassured
her, 'Darling, I'm here with you and
will be until the end.'"
-From a poem by sister-in-law
Faye Tart
Even death could not part a Fort
White couple for very long. Neither
wanted to outlive the other, and al-
though Herbert Tart was critically ill,
he was determined to make it to his
wife, Corrine, and join her in death.
They died one day apart at Haven
Hospice.
This will be Kathy Hancock's first
Christmas without her parents, who
died Nov. 18 and 19. But her sorrow
is eased by her gladness that her par-
ents died as they wanted to, together
at Haven Hospice with her father
holding her mother's hand.
It was a bittersweet ending to a
58-year marriage that produced two
daughters, four grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. But it was
in keeping with what hospice care is
all about-honoring a husband's last
wish.
Herbert Tart, known by his middle
name, Hunter, and his nickname,
Pop, was 79 when he asked to join
Corrine, 82, in her room at the Su-
wannee Valley Hospice Care Center
in Lake City. Corrine had suffered
two debilitating strokes in the last six
years, and now she was dying from
an infection in her blood. Hunter had
been on dialysis for nine years and
always said if he was going to lose
Corrine, he wanted to stop dialysis.
His health had declined considerably
in the last year.
"He couldn't stand the thought of
leaving Mother," said Kathy, who
lives in Fort White with her husband,
David. "He would pray, 'Lord, just
take us together.' He was hanging on
for her and she was hanging on for
him."
The couple had done their best
to stay together after Corrine's first
stroke in 2001, and for a brief time,
shared a room in a nursing home.
Then on Nov. 13, Corrine became
unresponsive and was admitted to
the intensive care unit at Shands
Lake Shore. The blood infection had
attached to her pacemaker and her
prognosis was poor. The time had
come for the family to consider hos-
pice care, and they admitted Corrine
to the Haven Hospice Suwannee Val-
ley Care Center
i2Iunter'so dcgli ing4ondition ;did
"not allow him to visit her in the hos-
pital, and shortly after she went to
Haven Hospice, he collapsed and was
transported by ambulance to North
Flonda Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville.
When Hunter learned that Corrine
was dying, he was determined to stop
dialysis and go to her. His doctor
warned that he might not sur'ire the
trip from Gainesville. but he asked
his daughter to accept his decision to
go with Corrine "I don't %ant to hurt
you." he told her. "but I'm tired and
I'm ready to go to Mother"
Kathy tearfully consulted with the
staft at Haven Hospice. \\ho assured
her that they would do their best to
put Hunter and Corrine together in
the same room
"It was a unique situation for the
family and for the staff." said Kath\
Noble. RN. patient care coordinator


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Herbert "Hunter" and Corrine Tart, married 58 years, died a day apart
at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake 'City.


at the Suwannee Valley Care Center.
"Whatever we can do for the people
we serve, we will certainly bend over
backward."
Hunter was elated. "He called ev-
ery one of his brothers and his sister,
a pastor and a granddaughter to say
goodbye," Kathy said. "He sounded
like a little kid telling everyone he
was going to Disney World."
In Room 4 at the Suwannee Valley
Care Center, the staff made way for
Hunter by pushing two beds together
and removing the rails in the middle
so that Hunter could hold Corrine's
hand. He never let go.
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative
care and is one of eight 2007 Circle
of Life Award honorees nationwide
to be recognized as leaders in improv-
ing the care of patients near the end
of life or with life-threatening condi-
tions. Haven Hospice has also been
recognized as a Florida Pacesetter
for its leadership in promoting li\ ing
wills. Licensed in Florida since 1980
as, a not-for-profit hospice, Haven
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patients and families. For more in-
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Kathy Hancock says knowing
her parents died together as they
wanted made losing both of them
a little easier. The family held a
double funeral.

Lord, let this year be filled with the
things that are truly good- ith the
comfort of warmth in our relation-
ships, with the strength to help those
who need our help and the humility
and openness to accept help from
others.


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By Carrie A. Mizell
The decision to re-locate his real'
estate office, after 28 years on Main
Street was difficult for Frank Grant
to make. The real estate market has
become increasingly dormant and his
wife of 59 years, Francine, was ad-
mitted to Ayers Health and Rehabili-
tation Center after she fell and broke
her neck. Much of his time is now
spent caring for his wife who also
suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
"It was a hard decision, but due to
the circumstances it was a decision
that had to be made," Grant said.
He considered moving the office to
-his home just outside town, but. then


his partner of 28 years and friend Dot
Cuesta suggested they re-locate the
office to her home at 701 NE First
Avenue.
"I'm such a pack rat," Grant said.
"I never throw anything away and the
week we were supposed to move the
office Dot got the shingles and I had
to move it all by myself."
In his sorting, Grant found every
contract and listing he had ever writ-
ten among the stacks of paperwork in
his Main Street office. When Grant
left Vema Mae Eady Real Estate
after six years to open his own real
estate office in 1979 he was joined
by Cuesta who had been working at


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estate license.
"She was helpful and very encour-
aging of me to open my own office,"
Grant said.
According to Grant, the real estate
market has changed tremendously
over the last few years. While walk-
ins were once prevalent, Grant said
people now prefer to use the Inter-
net.
"Yard signs, telephones and the
Internet have changed how real es-
tate is being sold," Grant said. "Ev-
eryone says to me, 'Frank, you've
been through recessions before... but
before was a whole, different ball-
game."
Times have changed over the years
as well as the office's location, but
Grant said he continues to welcome
any and all people to come by and
visit.
"We're here," Grant said. "We're
trying to provide the same ser-'
vice we've been providing over the
years." .


I Church News |

Joppa Baptist Church
New Year's Eve Dinner
and Service
Joppa Baptist Church will host a
New Year's Eve Service and Fellow-
ship beginning with a covered dish
dinner at 6:00 p.m.
We invite you to join us in prayer
for our country and our friends and
families for the coming New Year,
and share songs and testimonies with
us.
There will be no evening service
Sunday 12/30/07.
Joppa Church is in Fanning Springs
at 7530 NW 165th St.
Thank you,
and HAPPY NEW YEAR
Joyce Holubek-JBC Publicity

"We will open the book. Its pages
are blank. We are going to put words
on them ourselves. The book is called
Opportunity and its first chapter is
New Year's Day."
Edith Lovejoy Pierce


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
'Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-2151
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Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study,.................... 9:15 A M
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
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Please note, the dates printed last week were incorrect. We
apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


"Thriftiness" is the Character Council
Personality Trait of the month


Submitted by Geneva Cornwell
Instead of accentuating one par-
ticular personality this month, this
article is dedicated to all the thrifty-
minded elected officials and employ-
ees of Gilchrist County, as well as the
Town of Bell, the City of Fanning
Springs, and the City of Trenton,
who try so diligently in making sure
that every mill, every penny, every
dollar, that comes into each treasury
from our taxes, is used for the ben-
efit of each and every resident of our
County. For each of you who have
proven yourself trustworthy of the
tasks set before you, a note of appre-
ciation and thanks is extended to you
for your thriftiness.
This month as we focus on thrifti-
ness, we need to understand that
thriftiness does not mean stingy. It
means using our resources as great
treasures and understanding that those
treasures are worthy of liberal invest-
ment. There's an old saying about
thriftiness that goes like this: "Make
all you can, save all you can and give
all you can." In contrast, stinginess
"Makes all it can, saves all it can and
keeps all it cad." Thriftiness seeks to
make every dollar count,,,while stin-
giness counts every dollar.
The concept of thriftiness prompts
people to think before they spend. It
starts by asking two questions: "Do
I/we really need this?" and "Is there
a better way to buy it?"--The first
question tries to distinguish between
needs and wants.--The second task is
to determine the best way to meet a
need. In the end, thriftiness protects
people from traps of impulsive shop-
ping and overspending. The secret is
,to think more, save more, wait lon-
ger, and spend less.
The meanings of thriftiness are:


the quality of avoiding unnecessary
expenditure; the ability to manage
resources with moderation; frugality;
economy; saving. The word thrift
has the same Icelandic origins as the
word thrive. They both come from
the old Icelandic root word prifa,
which means "to grasp." Prifinn
meant thriftiness, and prift meant "to
thrive."
To end this message, this author
would like to quote from "Poor Rich-
ard's Almanac," which was written
by Benjamin Franklin in 1732. He
wrote the Almanac to encourage his
readers to build good habits of thrift
and industry. Here are a few samples
of what he proclaimed.
"He that is rich need not live spar-
ingly, -and he that can live sparingly
need not be rich."
"All.things are cheap in the sav-
ing, dear to the wasteful."
"Drink water, put the money in
your pocket..,"
"Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and
'wise."
"The way to wealth is as plain
as the way to the market. It depends
chiefly on two words, industry and
frugality; that is, waste neither time
nor money, but make the best of
both."
So, as we continue taking time to
learn of certain qualities which char-.
acterize, perhaps some people we
know, it is important to understand
that even if we, personally, do not
presently exercise certain traits in our
lives, it can be done, with practice,
especially as we learn the true mean-
ing of what is being learned. Then,
once a trait is learned and practiced,
it is our obligation to teach others.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27,2007


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public
hearing to amend the following budgets on Monday,January 7,2008 at 2:45
p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility, located at 210 S.
Main Street, Trenton; Florida.


Adopted
Budget
FY2008


General Revenue
Transportation


$10,644,098
$1,562,588


Amendments


$24,850
$108,210


Amended
Budget


$10,668,948
$1,670,798


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or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."

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the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure testimony and
eviderice upon which the appeal is to be based.


Board of County Commissioners
Gilchrist County, Florida
Tommy Langford, Chairman


Attest:
Joseph W.Gilliam
Clerk of Court


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public
hearing to amend the following budgets on Monday,January 7,2008 at 2:45
p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility, located at 210 S.
Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
The increases are due to the underestimation of the cash carry forwards
funds from Fiscal Year 2007. The fund is as follows:


Fire District Trust Fund


Adopted
Budget
FY2008
$1,037,970


Carry
Forward

$248,950


Amended
Budget

$1,286,920


"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice &TDD)
or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."

PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Board of County Commissioners
Gilchrist County, Florida
Tommy Langford, Chairman
Attest:
Joseph W.Gilliam
Clerk of Court


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CHIROPRACTIC

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"Care for the Entire Family"


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY. DECEMBER 27,2007









Page Ten CHRIS -INT 101 IRA.TUSDY EEBE 720


Receipts at the North Florida
Livestock Market in Ellisville on
Wednesday, December 12, 2007,
were: this week 605 and last week
513.
Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00 to
3.00 higher. Feeder steers and heif-
ers firm. Feeder and replacement
cows steady. 35 percent slaughter
cows. 7 percent slaughter bulls, 33
percent feeder steers, 19 percent
feeder heifers, 5 percent feeder and
replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1205-1535 (1360) 47.00-
54.00 (51.40); 1250-1385 (1318)
55.00-57.00 (56.05) high dress-
ing; 1600-2010 (1754) 47.00-53.50
(50.63).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85
percent: 935-1175 (1020) 46.50-
53.00 (49.16).
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1360-
1465 (1402) 52.00-55.50 (53.45);
1530-2275 (1744) 56.00-62.00
(58.50).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 250-295 (265)
160.00-167.50 (164.14); 315-330
(323) 134.00-146.00 (139.32); 360-
395 (374) 113.00-118.00 (114.77);


Two-year-old girl
donates to Haven
Hospice
One would expect a two year old's
birthday party to be filled with lots
of toys and gifts but that wasn't the
case at the birthday party of one spe-
cial two-year-old girl. Olivia Home
asked her birthday party attendees to
bring a donation for Haven Hospice
instead. Haven recently cared for
her "papaw," Charles Home, at his
home in Keystone Heights, and Ol-
ivia wanted the donations to be made
in her grandfather's memory. "Haven
Hospice was very comforting in the
last days of his life," said Lisa Home,
Olivia's mother.
Although many children receive
dozens of gifts for Christmas and
birthdays, Lisa and Herbie, Olivia's
father, didn't want Olivia's birthday
to be "all about gifts." "We wanted
people to be spending money on
something. that really matters," she
said. "We are hoping to teach Olivia
that it is better to give than' to re-
ceive." The Homes have decided to
start a tradition of donating to a char-
ity each year for Olivia's birthday in-
stead of receiving gifts.
Olivia is a very courteous little
girl who is kind and loving to every


405-435 (418) 109.00-116.00
(112.36); 475-490.(483) 104.00-
110.00 (107.78); 515-545 (526)
93.00-95.00 (94.55).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 210-235 (218)
140.00-152.00 (147.69); 260-280
(268) 132.00-142.00 (137.88); 315-
345 (330) 110.00-120.00 (116.12);
360-370 (365) 105.00-113.00
(109.51); 415-435 (425) 104.00-
106.00 (104.98); 455-485 (464)
93.00-100.00 (96.13); 555-595
(588) 87.00-92.00 (87.79).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 1-2: 210-245 (222) 130.00-
165.00 (149.47); 255-275 (266)
120.00-126.00 (123.13); 315-345
(332) 112.00-126.00 (116.94); 355-
390 (368) 102.00-106.00 (104.36);
400-445 (424) 97.00-106.00
(101.38); 450-455 (454) 98.00-
100.00 (98.37).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 2-3: 225-245 (235) 115.00-
120.00 (116.99); 405-445 (428)
92.00-98.00 (94.58).
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2 Middle-Aged: 935-1110 (996)
52.00-69.00 (60.05) 4-6 months
bred.


person and creature she meets. She
adores her five dogs, two cats and
two horses. Some of her favorite
activities are reading, playing in her
clubhouse and swing set, having pic-
nics, going for walks, and watching
Gator basketball games. The money
Olivia donated to Haven Hospice
will support unfunded patient care
and services.
In addition to Olivia's papaw, her
great-grandfather, Melvin, was cared
for in his home by Haven Hospice
four years ago. "They helped us
through .a very difficult time," Lisa
said. "The services and resources
they provide are immeasurable."
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative
care and is one of eight 2007 Circle
of Life Award honorees nationwide
to be recognized as leaders in im-
proving the care of patients near the
end of life or with life-threatening
conditions. For more information
visit www.havenhospice.org or call
800-727-1889


USDA's '07-'08 Orange
Crop estimate remains
the same
Florida's 2007-2008 orange crop


North Florida Livestock Report


estimate remained unchanged at 168
million boxes, according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
which Tuesday released a revised cit-
rus forecast.
"A 168 million crop is manage-
able for our industry," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive vice president/
CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual. "It
will help rebuild juice inventories and
provide good grower returns which
will assist in offsetting the increased
production costs associated with fuel
prices, scouting and pest and disease
control."
The Florida citrus industry saw a
decline in orange production from
230 million boxes to 129 million
boxes during the five-year period be-
tween the 2001-2002 season and the
2006-2007 season. This reduction
was due in large part to the effects
of hurricanes and pests and diseases
such as citrus canker and greening.
A 168 million box orange crop
would represent a 30 percent in-
crease from the 2006-2007 season.
The USDA issues its initial estimate
in October and then revises it each
month through the end of the citrus
season in July.
In its December revised estimate
issued Tuesday, the USDA's 25 mil-
lion box overall Florida grapefruit
estimate remains unchanged, how-
ever white grapefruit decreased from
9 million to 8 million boxes while
colored grapefruit increased from 16
million to 17 million boxes.
The USDA's Florida tangerine esti-
mate dropped from 5.1 million boxes
to 4.8 million boxes.
The complete USDA crop forecast
is available from the Florida Agri-
culture Statistics Service online at
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_
by_State/Florida/ Publications/Cit-
rus/cpfp.htm.
Founded in 1948 and currently rep-
resenting nearly 8,000 grower mem-
bers, Florida Citrus Mutual is the
state's largest citrus growers' organi-
zation. For more information, please
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Obiuaries

Mr. Wally and
Mrs. Winnie Ashby
Winnie Ashby of Gainesville died
on Thursday, December 13, of a very
brief illness, and Wally Ashby died
on Saturday, December 15, of an ex-
tended illness. She was 83, he was
87. Both born in London, England,
they have been in West Gainesville
for just 2 years, having moved up
here from Seminole, Florida. They
were happily married for 64 years,
having been together a total of 68
years.
Winnie was a woman of wit, and
she liked ceramics, shopping, and
spending time with her grandchil-
dren. Wally was a honky-tonk pia-
no player, and a part-time historian.
They were members of Church of
England.
They are survived by two loving
sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and
Sara Ashby of Newberry and Terry
and Ursula Ashby of Atlanta, Geor-
gia; and eight grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial
contributions be made to the Chil-
dren's Cancer Ward at Shands Hos-
pital, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gaines-
ville, FL 32610.
Under the care of Milam Funeral
and Cremation Services, Inc in New-
berry.


William "Bill" Everett
Edwards
Tuesday morning the low Tide in
Suwannee was at 2:21 a.m. and the
high tide was at 8:34 a.m. The tem-
perature at 4:23 a.m. was 32 degrees,
the sky was clear and the wind was
still. It was shaping up to, be a pretty
day but too cold to fish. So Bill de-
cided instead to go home.
William "Bill" Everett Edwards,
79, passed away December 18, 2007
at his home in Suwannee. Bill was
bom in Ft. White on December 26,
1927. He served in the United States


Navy during World War II and spent
his life as a law enforcement officer
retiring after 24 years as a Sergeant
in the Florida Game and Fresh Wa-
ter Fish Commission. During his
career he served in Taylor, Lafayette,
Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy Counties.
He loved his work and was good at
it.
He is survived by his wife of 57
years, Betty Sue (Bailey) Edwards;
three sons, Fred (Cathy) Edwards,
Sam (Marg) Edwards, and Rodney
(Gayla) Edwards; nine grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren; three
brothers: Wilbur, Johnny, and Jerry.
Bill did his best day's work when he
married Betty.
There was a graveside service at
11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21,
2007 at the Fort White Cemetery in
Fort White. Fred Edwards, Rodney
Edwards, and Terry Cranford con-
ducted thp service. Rick Gooding
Funeral Home of Cross City was in
charge of the services...God is in care
of his soul.
In lieu of flowers please make dona-
tions to Haven Hospice of Chiefland,
311 NE 9th St, Chiefland, FL 32626
and Suwannee Baptist Church-Build-
ing Fund, P.O. Box 147, Suwannee,
FL 32692.


Mrs. Geraldine Fordyce
Mrs. Geraldine Fordyce passed
away on December 19, 2007 at Ay-
ers Health and Rehabilitation Cen-
ter. She was 84 years old. Geraldine
was bom on December 14, 1923 in
Moundsville, West Virginia.
She was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Disciples of Christ in Lompoc,
California.
She is survived by her daughter,
Sue Lynn Fordyce Danner of Beaver-
dam, Virginia; a son, Henry Fordyce
of Newberry; five grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mary "Bootsie" Gilley
Mrs. Mary "Bootsie" Gilley, 65,
of Cross City passed away Thursday,


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She was a member of the Pentecostal
Church of God.
She is survived by her son, Tom-
my Gilley of Cross City; step sons,
Wayne Gilley of Homosassa and
Kenny Gilley, Walter Gilley and El-
lis Gilley all of Ocala; step daughters,
Mildred Cheek of Cross City and
Ester May Gooding of Pembroke,
Georgia; brothers, John W. Wilson
of Cross City, James M. Wilson of
Mayo, Thomas E. Wilson of ,La-
man, Missouri, and Lewis H. Wilson
of LaCross; sister, Marie Wilson of
Moultrie, Georgia.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, December 22, 2007 at the
Cross City Cemetery at 2 p.m. with
Reverend Lester Osteen officiating.
A visitation was held Friday, Decem-
ber 21, 2007 at the Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


Marie Trail Martin
Mrs. Marie Trail Martin passed
away on December 17, 2007 at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
She was 81 years old. Marie was bom
on December 19, 1925 in Bell. Marie
was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist
County. She was a homemaker and
of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her 2 daughters,
Donna Slaughter O'Steen of Bell and
Emma Joy Smith of Trenton; 2 sons,
John Slaughter of Trenton and Robert
Slaughter of Bell; a brother, Robert
E. Trail of Trenton; six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held on
Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at Jennings Lake Cemetery with
Brother Billy Philman conducting
the service. Visitation was Thursday,
December 20, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at
Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.


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NLoegal NoDices

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 names) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MARS 1 LLC, MARS
1 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 KEARNEY
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 11:00A.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:
NAMES) 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 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.
i The names) of the holders) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
SNAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: PLUTO 1 LLC
Certificate Number:2005372
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 1610150038000A0180
: Tax Deed File#: 07021TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOTS 181920 BLK
A ANDREWS & COLEMAN S/D
AS RECORDED IN OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
MARY RUTH STEPHENS
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 11:00A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
SGILCHRIST 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
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
HOLDERSS: 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
SUBJECT 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 dan of January..2008,
ailt 1l-00 A M. *
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-74
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL
SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC.
SPlaintiff,
vs.
JOHN D. MALLARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN D. MALLARD;
TRACY L. MALLARD; and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if
a named defendant is deceased, the
personal representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against that
defendant; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named or
described defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court
of Gilchrist County, Florida, I will sell


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Florida, described as:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LESS
AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF; TOGETHER
WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED
THEREON, DESCRIBED AS A
DOUBLEWIDE, WITH VEHICLE ID
NUMBERS HMLCF28252244161A
AND HMLCF28252244161B; AND
TITLE NUMBERS 47377666 AND
47420222, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO
THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL
PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED
THEREIN.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the South doors of
the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S.
Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 at
11:00 a.m. on January 14, 2008.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS,
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE
CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 18th day of December,
2007.
JOE GILLIAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A.
Attorney at Law
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE
6255 East Fowler Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Florida Bar #861472
(813) 980-6302
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in
this Hearing should contact the A.D.A.
Coordinator not later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding via the Florida
Relay Service at 1(800) 955-8770.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of
the foregoing has been mailed to Enrico
G. Gonzalez, Esquire, 6255 East Fowler
Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617;
and to the parties on the attached Services
List this 18th day of December, 2007.
JOE GILLIAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: December 27, 2007 and January 3,
2008b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday January 7, 2008, at 1.:45 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the adoption of Ordinance 08-02, with
the following short title:
ORDINANCE 08-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
.GIRCHRIST COLiNTY FLORIDA. AL-
TERING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE..
PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING
COUNCIL; REMOVING THE COUN-


TY CLERK, COUNTY ATTORNEY,
AND COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
FROM VOTING MEMBERSHIP; PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.
SPersons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board of County Commissioners
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. December 27, 2007b.

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE
BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the City Council of the City of Fan-
ning Springs, Florida, at a public hear-
ing on January 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.,
or. as soon thereafter as the matter- can
be heard, in the City Council Meeting
Room, City Hall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs, Florida, Copies of said
ordinance may be inspected by any mem-
ber of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk, City Hall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular
business hours. On the date, time and
place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance. The title of said
ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, RE-
LATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXA-
TION; MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEX-
ING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, CER-
TAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED
IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT,
AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUND-
ARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATIQON OF THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVID-
ING. THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
2009, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED
FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD
\A LOREM TAXES AND BE SUBJE.DT
TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT
EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES,


TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS OPER-
ATING WITHIN THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TO BE ANNEXED MAY CON-
TINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES, h
OR PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT I
THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY
CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS OR-
DINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COP-
IES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFI-
CER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUB-
LIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO
CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLOR-
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. December 27, 2007b.

RESOLUTION 2007-10
A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE
THE DATE OF THE REGULAR
MEETING OF THE FANNING
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
WHEREAS: The City of Fanning
Springs, Florida pursuant to Section
3.09 of the Charter of Fanning Springs,
Florida, is vested with the power to
determine its own rules and order of
business, including the days of regular
meetings of the City Council, and
WHEREAS: The City' of Fanning
Springs regularly scheduled meeting falls
on January 1, 2008, a legal Holiday, which
will result in the City's observances of
this Holiday, and which will result in the
closing of City Hall this day, and
WHEREAS: The council deems it to
be in the best interest of the city to meet
at an appropriate.time in order to give full
and undivided attention to all matters to
come before the Council;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED by the City Council of
Fanning Springs that:
1. The regular meeting of the City
Council will be held on the 8th day of
January, 2008, at 5:00 p.m.
2. The change is effective for the month
of January 2008.
3. This Resolution will be published in
full at !ea:i !01, da:.: prior to the t eeltirr'
in r .e p per ,! l eneti cirt.li tlIlni L
boTh Le -.and Gn lrinst Goh ntm : ..--,
PA\sED .-ND ADOPTED b., the
City of Fanning Springs this 4th day of
December, 2007.
CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
/s/ Whitney Smith, Chairman
Whitney Smith, Chairman
Attest:
/s/ Sheila Watson
Sheila Watson, City Clerk
APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA THIS
DATE: 12-4-07
/s/ Cheryl Nekola
Cheryl Nekola, Mayor
Pub: Dec. 27, 2007


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Town
Council of Fanning Springs, Florida will
hold a public hearing 6n the passage of the
proposed Ordinance providing for a ban
on wearing saggy pants in City building
and parks, the public hearing shall be held
at City Hall in Fanning Springs, Florida,
at the regular board meeting on January
8, 2008, at 5 p.m.
The title of the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A
BAN ON WEARING SAGGY PANTS
APPAREL IN CITY BUILDINGS
AND PARKS; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office of the
City Clerk in Fanning Springs.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to appeal
any matter considered at this public
hearing will need a record of the hearing
and 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.
Dated this 20th day
of December, 2007,.
by Sheila Watson, Clerk of
Fanning Springs, Florida
Pub: Dec. 27, 2007

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Town
Council of Fanning Springs, Florida will
hold a public hearing on the passage of
the proposed Ordinance providing for the
use of the English language during City
Council meetings, the public hearing shall
be held at City Hall in Fanning Springs,
Florida, at the regular board meeting on
January 8, 2008, at 5 p.m.
The title of the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE ; WHICH
ESTABLISHES THAT THE
LANGUAGE USED BEFORE THE
CITY COUNCIL OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA, SHALL
BE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AND THAT THE CITY HAS NO
RESPONSIBILITY TO FURNISH
AN INTERPRETER; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office of the
City Clerk in Fanning Springs.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to appeal
any matter considered at this public
hearing will need a record of the hearing
and 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.
Dated this 20th day
of December, 2007,
b2, Sheila \\H ,:,n. Clerk of
SFanruning SpiI ug:.. Florida
Puf1 : Dec. 27, C '

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


C Legal Notfices

Continued

(Continued from Page 11)
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-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Darrell 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 living, including any unknown spouse
of said defendantss, if remarried, and if
deceased, thve 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
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
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET .FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of 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.



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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
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:
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
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,
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
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
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
PAR_-LLEL TO SAID \ R W LINE
Q t..SR 3"- A DJS,_aN 0E OF 209.84
FT TO S\iD N LINE.- -THE S/2 OF
SEC 2", THENCE RUN N S.9 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 FORAPOR; THENCE RUN S 89 DEG
54 MIN 57 SEC 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 # 33.7 (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.


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 Sumnmary 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 110 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
Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601-at (352) 337-
6237 within two (2) working days of your
:receipt of this notice: if you are hearing,
- p.,m;' .. .all i,., S955-.'-JI if you are
.'-C,, i.if_,aii.. idll ,1 ,SIll 955-8770.
Pub. Dec. 20,27, 2007


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF


TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the'holder(s) 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,
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,
ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF
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


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: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 Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of January, 2008,
'at-11:00A.M a -
.JOSEPH W'GILLIA-NM
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:2005418
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 171015004900140110
Tax Deed File#: 07024TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LTS 11 & 12 BLK 14 IN
WADE & BELL ADD TO TOWN OF
TRENTON, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA. OR 73/550
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 CLEMONS (DECEASED)
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 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
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 O APPLICATION OF

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.
NAMES) 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 COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


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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,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,


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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 ,r,iclud -. D prijie 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 bam...$225,000.
NICELY-KEPT 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), & lots
'more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME AT EXECUTIVE HOMES S/D: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other well-kept homes,
this frame/hardyplank home (on 1.06-acre tract) is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more
inside-- check our website for photos...$174,900.
COUNTRY COTTAGE ON WOODED ACREAGE: 2 BR/2 BA: Tr., properr, .. .uld make a great weekend retreat, a'.3 9 -cre itri.: v tLh pa. ed
frontage North of Bell (also within short drive to river boat dock), .. itr : .mh.,l .rt.,n & more; home placed behind wooded front to allow for some
privacy--call Barbara/office for full details...Owners have priced to sell..;$144,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO 3 BR/2 B : Brnd nl fri.ramnbuilh home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry forr Yrjheir, lise-pl.ice .i man uir ,rg ar metal roofing, and one-car garage attached...great
location...$139,900.
'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON'TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built.home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in NE Trenton. Owners have
priced to sell, in 'as is';, condition, and home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding & more...Excellent 'fixer-upper'
opportunity for hand. person...$S4.900.
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/I BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at.quiet neighborhood on
corner 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: Two separate Manufactured Homes, each on 5-acre wooded tracts near
CR-340, and Owner will consider financing, pending credit check (w/following minimum terms: 20% down pymt., 9.5% yearly interest & 10-20 year loan
term),-call or email our office for all details...$114,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tr.,cr. ii p.a ed, fr.nLge r along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more. Owner will crn ider finrrianng In riTImum
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 --
NEW-LISTING--NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME & ACREAGE IN'NORTH GILCHRIST: 3. BR/2 BA: Large 27x56 Manufactured Home, located on a
quiet 4.18-acre tract, close to Santa Fe & Suwannee Rivers near CR-138--call or email our office for full details...$124,900. .
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'--property also 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 27x60N Mnufjlclured 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 metal barn
(w/office, RV parking), and more...$224,900.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: A spacious 28x76 2001 Manufactured Home, on wooded/secluded,9.4-acres
within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft. of comfort, including full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call or
email Barbara/office for details...$179,900 .
5 PASTURE ACRES & HOME-SITE NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Would make a fine horse/home property, for this 5-acre fenced tract
along paved County Line Rd., with 14x52 Home, and newly built 24x24 frame addition. Property also has wrap-around porch and lots more...$149,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5 ACRES NEAR TRENTON/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Spacious 2000 16x66 split-plan Manufactured, located on secluded
5-acre tract just East of town. Full kitchen/dining area, large living room, workshop bldg., lots more...Priced to sell...$119,900. .
SPACIOUS HOME & LANDSCAPED TRACT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 28x56 M/Home, has two large attached screened porches &
2-wide carport (with metal roof-over), on 115x120 property at Ayers Estates. Inside has roomy BR's, large living area & more...$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 ail appliances for kitchen/utility-area, two-car metal carport, outbuilding, and large oaks. Priced to sell!!,..$62,500.
PROPERTY PRICED TO SELL--M/HOME AT AYERS ESTATES: 3 BR/2 BA: Affordably-priced being sold in 'as is' condition, the 26x50
Manufactured (w/metal-garage addition) is on landscaped tract in town, call or e-mail for full details...$59,900.
AFFORDABLE M/HOME IN NORTHEAST TRENTON: 3 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 14x56 1998 Manufactured Home, on comer lots at Pines Estates
(with city water/sewer/paver-road), 'move-in' ready for Buyer...$43,000.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, a nice mix of woods & pasture. Also has frontage along CR-337, with
well, fencing/gates...$499,900.
*20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded tract, with road frontage along 2 sides (along Spillers Hwy.), so
potential for multiple home-sites; also next to county park near Old Town...$220,000.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE: An unspoiled, naturally-wooded 5-acre tract available, w/250' frontage along the Suwannee,
located at Shady Bend Air Park S/D near Bell. Call/email our office for the details...$169,900.
5.5 WOODED ACRES, NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE! 3 BR/1 BA: Wooded, secluded property, close to SR-26 for quick drive into Gainesville.
Manufactured Home being sold in 'as is' condition; property also has pole barn & outbuildings. Owner motivatede..$77,900.
S5-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:


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Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL. 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County -
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Well maintained home with new metal roof.
Near Manatee Springs and Clay Landing boat
ramp. Great location. $57.500.00 (LMH-
7."0i7.k i 43-2221.


Lovely well maintained 2/2 DW MH on 1
beautifully landscaped acre. Many extras such
as 10' X 28' covered front porch, chain link
fenced back yard, pole barn, storage
shed/workshop, RV port, a koi/goldfish pond,
citrus trees, grape arbor, concrete patio, 16' X
25' attached family room with fireplace/grill
beautiful landscaping, & MORE. This is one
that you must see to appreciate. $159,900.
(GMH-753410-JW)


This 2BR/2BA DWMH is on lake/canal only
minutes by boat to the Suwannee River and the
Gulf of Mexico. It has a 2 stall boat house,
screened fish cleaning & storage room, and the
home is fully furnished. See it today, priced at
$299,000 (DW-748707-MHK) 352-493-2221.


Very Nice 2bd/lba SW MH just outside of the
Town of Suwannee. Home has large porch,
garage, fishing cleaning area, addition that can
be used for 3rd bedroom, all on a paved street.
Close to the Gulf and River. $95,000 (DMH-
175 .2I-W At46-6144A


Beautiful 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home on 5
beautifully landscaped acres MOL. This home
features large dining area, large living room,
sewing room or office or 3rd bedroom,
screened porch, covered deck, guest house and
a lot more. $198,500. (DR-757079-JW) 463-


Want Privacy? You will find it in this 2 story
home on 7.6 acres that is only a stones throw
from the Suwannee River. This home features
-wood cabinets, red oak and ceramic tile
flooring, open down stairs where more
bedrooms and baths can be added and much
more. This is a must see. $230,000 (DR-
757350-JW) 463-6144.


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MECHANIC NEEDED -Minimum 2
yrs experience must have references. No
tools required. Good pay 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.


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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VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS
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
Hiph School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
q.I stict-i, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.


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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 ., $30,0.00
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342 $35,000
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342 $40,000
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates $14,000
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates ,
I Acre, Suw Riv Estates $17,900
1 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 "' n O.no.
2.9 Acres, Santa Fe River l' 1111111111
3 Acres, W/S/P .
4.04 Acres, Suwannee River $199,900
4.34 Acres, W/SLP, 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 DWMH $79,900
5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $54,900
7.94 Paved Highway $104,900
9 Acres, CR 339, Trenton $145,000
9.23 Acres, North of Bell $74,900
9.5 Acres, CR340 W/S/P $136,000
10 Acres, CR 232 $99,000
10 Acres, N Gilchrist $99,000
10 Acres, CR 349 Old Town $114,000
10 Acres, Paved, PP & Septic $139,000
11 Acres, Secluded $109,000
12 Acres, Scattered Oaks $145,000
17.18Acres, N Gilchrist $160,000
20 Acres, Cleared $160,000
20 Acres, Cleared $210,000
20 Acres, row crops $255,000


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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
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
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_i_ NE_ st A, _!nu.e. Trenton. FL 3_2693
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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 M1/H,
near Suwannee River


MLS#754309
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 Newberry &
Trenton. Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.


COMPLETELY RENOVATED, 3BR, 1BA, 1370 Sq. Ft. New
flooring, windows, doors, paint, AC/heat. Sparkles from top-to-bottom
and just minutes from Lake City! 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. #275146, 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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Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you can have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for a 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 home,
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


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Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell. $775/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 7
or 12 month lease available. Call Home-
town Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-
463-9001 for application.





c LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Educator Preparation Institute Recruiter
(Grant Funded Position)
.Professional'position assisting the Director,
Teacher Preparation Programs arid the EPI
Coordinator with the Alternative Certification
Program. Bachelor's degree and two years
related professional experience. Education
.. degree preferred. Must have valid Florida
driver's license and reliable transportation.
Computer literate.
ji I -. ":',- ,r .jiI plus benefits.
Application deadline: January 21, 2008
College application and transcripts required,.
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Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594

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HOUSE FOR RENT in Trenton: 3
BR/1.5 BA, $700/month. First, last and
$700 security deposit. Must have good
rental history. Call 386-454-3062.
2tp,12-27-1-3

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LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT
GRANT FUNDED
Supports the Banner Center Director with
secretarial tasks. High school graduate or
equivalent with four years secretarial or
clerical experience, Special consideration
Sto applicants with associate degree or
certificate in related area. Strong
computer and organizational skills. Must
be able to create and maintain Excel
spreadsheets. Proficient in Word. Able to
coordinate events and handle multiple r,
priorities.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline:
January 11,2008,
College application required. Position
details and application available on the .
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boetteherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
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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.
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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.
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NORTH BELL: Rock Bluff area. 1 BR,
non-smoking,. furnished cabin. Fenced
yard, utility shed, pets no. $400 security,
$400 mo. Call after 5pm 386-935-132.5.
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Real Estate
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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I Real Estate
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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Once again...2007 TRI-COUNTY LEADER IN SALES!
Times may be slow... but we're still the fastest! Even in a slow market...We are getting results!
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Old Town $495,000
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5 acres 757036


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605 North Main St Cliiefland 352.493.4200
10 SW 7th St Williston 352.529.0010
23414 SE 349 Hwy Suwannee 352.529.1212


Old Town $174,900 Chiefland $299,000
3/2 on 5.14 acre mini 4/3 2005 custom on 1
farm complete w/4 .acre model in Buck
horses! 757016 Bay 757385


Williston $119,000 Suiwannee $179,900
3/2 updated Victorian Waterfront getaway
vintage with old time w/fireplace & customs
charm! 756895 galore 757698


Old Town $130,000
2br remodeled on 1
acre near private boat
ramp & park. 757789


Suwannee $495,000
4/3.5 on deep fresh
water canal minutes to
Gulf! 754954


Suwannee $185,000 Trenton $264,900
Waterfront 3/2 fishing Brand new large 3/2 on
pad! Easy access to 5+ acres + den with
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2br on 8.50 acres
retreat or secluded
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Chiefland $200,000
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paved road 755212


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Chiefland $370,000
3/2 on 24 fenced acres
in great location down
oak lane 75.6832


Morriston $139,000
3/2 doublewide on 5
country acres in great
location 756134


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Chiefland $149,000
Virgin oaks 1936 home
on 9.50 acres.
757652


Bell $219,000
3/2 2007 new custom
in new S/D w/country
charm! 756879


Williston $689,000
Award winning 4/3
pool home on 4.77
acres 755931


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GILCMST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Fifteen


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27,2007


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Making cane syrup is a George Jones tradition


(Continued from page 1)
into the sugar cane kettle. In fact the
drip board that he uses today was
once used by his father. After being
cooled, the syrup is poured up into
bottles and labeled.
Farm life is not new to George or
his wife Kathryn, as his late parents,
C.V. and Eileen (Asbell) Jones, were
recognized in 1986 by Commis-
sioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner
as a Century Pioneer Farm Family


because their family had owned and
farmed the same land for over 100
years continuously.
George has good memories of
working alongside his parents and six
brothers and sisters on their farm as
they raised and harvested a wide va-
riety of vegetables which his father,
Mr. C.V. would sell on his vegetable
route through Trenton, Old Town,
Cross City, and Shamrock. The Jones
family first came to the area near
where Mr. George lives today when


Over-the-counter drug problem
(Continued from page 1)


to discuss signs of drug use.
According to Surrency, it is the
school district's policy that all med-
ication brought onto campus be
checked in to the health room.
"We are also stepping up to make
sure students aren't congregating
where they shouldn't be," Surrency
said.
School Resource Officer David
Aderholt explained to teachers that
robotripping is now popular among
teenagers across the nation. Accord-
ing to Aderholt, robotripping is the
street name for the high produced by
abuse of the cough syrup Robitussin
which contains dextromethorphan
which is chemically related to co-
deine.
"We are making every attempt to
reach out to the parents and the com-
munity before a tragedy occurs," said
Sheriff Turner, in a statement released
in early December.
Parents are encouraged to state
their position clearly when it comes
to dangerous substances, even over
the counter drugs when not taken
correctly
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
*Withdrawn, tired, and careless
about personal grooming;
*Hostile and uncooperative; fre-
quently breaks curfew;


A .: .,.t; h-ruG r ; s e.
A worker fed sugar cane through George Jones'grinder last week.


*Verbally or physically abusive;
*Relationships deteriorate;
*New group of friends?
*Lies about activities;
*Grades and school attendance
slip;
*Reduced memory or attention
span;
*Loses interest in favorite activi-
ties;
*Extreme weight gain/loss;
*Eating and sleeping patterns
change;
*Rebellious, overreacts to criti-
cism;
*Cheats, steals, always needs mon-
ey, or has large sums of money;
*Eyes are red-rimmed and/or nose
is runny but has no cold;
If you think your child 'may be in
trouble, seek professional help and
talk with the guidance councilor.
Helpful website: www.fivemoms.
com.


C.V.'s father Floyd moved across the
river from Dixie County to Gilchrist
County (In those days Gilchrist was
part of Alachua County). Mr. Floyd
homesteaded 341 acres which was
uncleared and covered with round
timber also known as yellow pine,
and chinky pins. Mr. Floyd married'
Liza Miller from a nearby farm and
they. raised a family on the home-
steaded property which is located
just off 307. Mr. Floyd also had a
vegetable route, and sold vegetables
to many local families. Mr. George
said, "My daddy and granddaddy
sold greens so cheap they worked
so hard and peddled greens for 10 to
15 cents a bundle." He also recalls
riding just down the road a short
ways to Jennings Lake Seventh-Day
Adventist Church in the back of a
mule-drawn wagon. Mr. George who
is now 71 said, "We didn't get a au-
tomobile until I was about 10. years
old, it was a black 1937 Chevy truck,


daddy traded a milk cow to Blake
Curry for the truck." Mr. George
shakes his head and continues, "That
was a big deal in those days getting a
vehicle." He went on to say that there
was a board mounted just behind the
cab of the truck where all the children
would ride when they went to church
or into town. The family tradition of
bartering has continued to this day
as Mr. George still likes to do a little
trading now and then, sometimes he
even trades a bottle or two of his cane
syrup.
George and his wife are salt of the
earth type ,people with many good
friends. These days the Joneses stay
busy raising a few cows, growing
peanuts and some hay, along with har-
vesting pecans from the trees around
their home place and of course mak-
ing some of the finest cane syrup in
Florida or as Mr. George says, "We
live from day to day, barely making
it."


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ATMs.
Now, think about a child that will
start kindergarten in 2008. What a
roller-coaster ride they will experi-
ence over the next 12 years! Just
the evolution of technology will be
amazing and the jobs they will be
preparing for have not even been '"in-
vented." And during their life time
they could have as many as 12 differ-
ent jobs! And this is why our schools
must continue to "change" with the
times and make sure that all of our
students are, proficient in reading,
writing, math, science, and social
studies. In addition, employers rank
skills like teamwork, collaboration,
communication, social responsibil-
ity, and problem solving and innova-
tion as top priorities for a competi-
tive workforce. Employers also see
the need for proficiency in foreign
languages and a solid understanding
of global markets,.cultures, and eco-
nomic realities. Whew! What a task
for public education!!
Parents, we need your help and
cooperation to prepare your child
for the realities of the 21st Century.
Please encourage your child to per?-
form to the .best of their abilities in
school. Our teachers and staff stand
ready to work with you to help your
child. Please take an active part in
your child's education.
According to Florida Trend, Gil-
christ County will grow at a 2.5%
rate this year, while the unemploy-
ment rate stands at 3.2%. The two
leading job sectors are the services
industry with 30% of jobs, and gov-
ernment with 23%. Per capital in-
come for 2007 is $24,252.
Did you know that Target Corpora-
tion plans to open its first company-
owned perishable food distribution
center in Lake City in the summer of
2008? The $90-million center will
provide 140 jobs.
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As we move into the new year, take time
to stop and smell the roses, spend more
time with those you love and enjoy life
more. It will make your new year even
better than the last.


Trenton Medical Center, KidCare Pediatrics,
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ufacturer and wholesaler of scuba-
diving equipment, will relocate to
Lafayette County's industrial park at
Mayo. Businesses and retirees con-
tinue to seek North Florida out as a
great place to relocate.
Have a safe and happy holiday sea-
son, and remember to read 20 min-:
utes to your child today.

Out of the Ashes,
Rises the Phoenix
By: Sallie Gentry, Refuge Ranger ,
December is a time of reflection, a
time to look back over the year and
think about the good times and the
bad, the wins and the losses, the tri-
umphs and defeats.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge has been the focus of ma-
jor events this year that will impact
wildlife and their habitat as well as
visitors to this special place for a long
time to come.
On April 16, a downed power
line west of Waycross sparked what
would eventually become the larg-
est wildfire in Georgia's history and
among the largest. recorded in the
lower 48 states since the dustbowl
era. The fire spread throughout the
area and into the vast Okefenokee
wilderness. Historic drought condi-
tions provided fuel to feed the flames.
Smoke poured out of the region,, car,
ried as far away as Atlanta and even
Chattanooga. The loss to commercial
and private timber interests was dev-
astating. Firefighters and personnel
arrived from all across the country
to aid the local efforts. Fortunately.
no one lost their life fighting this fire.
For the wildlife and the swamp eco-
system, fire meant a new beginning.,
Shallow prairies crowded with
scrub/shrub are once again open,
creating expansive habitat for wad-
ing birds such as sandhill cranes,
great-egrets, and white ibis. Hopes
are high that the ash from the burned
vegetation will raise the pH levels in
the tannic waters, providing better
conditions for game fish like large-
mouth bass. An abundance of berries
is expected over the next one to two
years, providing food for black bears
and other wildlife.
Life \ ll- go on in the OkefenokeO
Swamp, as it has many generations,.


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