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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: January 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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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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-Trail-users baffled by precautionary cutting 0


Superintendent Buddy Vickers

Vickers will

not seek

re election
To the Voters of Gilchrist County:
My family and I would like to thank
you for allowing me the privilege of
serving our students and Gilchrist
County Schools for over 24. years.
However, in November 2008 I will
have 35 years of service in educa-
tion as a teacher, coach, school board
member, and Superintendent. In
light of this, and the belief that time
stands still for no man, I will not be a
candidate for re-election as Superin-
tendent of Gilchrist County .Schools
in November, 2008.
My wife and I have long wanted
to spend more time with our families
and grandchildren and to visit many
of the wonderful places of interest
found in this great nation.
I would like to thank each voter
and parent that supported me during
my political career. It has been very
rewarding to work in an organization
that always strives for the very best
for its students.
Schools have now reached the
point where they cannot retreat and
hide from change that will meet the
needs of students. I have never met
a parent who down deep, did not
want their children to be sucdessful
in school and life.
Gilchrist christ schools reflect the expec-
tations of parents and supporters.
Gilchrist schools have one of the
hardest working and dedicated staffs
found anywhere.
"Team Gilchrist" is comprised of
all employees and all departments.
Each contributes in their own: way in
helping students find success in the
classroom and outside activities.
It has been my good fortune to
work with a great educational "team."
On behalf of myself, along with our
students and parents, I want to thank
"Team Gilchrist" for their efforts in
helping each child reach their fullest
potential.
It has been a super 25 years.
Again, thank you for the support of
our School system. If I can ever be
of assistance please feel free to call
on me.
Buddy Vickers, Superintendent
Gilchrist County Schools

Rate change
Due to rising printing and mailing
costs the Gilchrist County Journal
was forced to raise subscription rates
effective January 1, 2008,


By Carrie A. Mizell
A dramatic gasp comes from the
bicyclist who peddles west down the
Nature Coast State Trail from Tren-
ton. The shade once provided by lush
live oak, water oak, pine and cabbage
trees has been cut down and swept
away.
In December, trained professional,
tree contractors hired by Progress
Energy began cutting trees grow-
ing within 20 feet of the center of
the transmission line. According to
Progress Energy Area Forester Jason
House, the trees being cut down were
growing on an easement adjacent to
the. abandoned railroad bed which
was granted to Progress Energy by
CSX in 1994.
,While Progress Energy Commu-
nity Relations Manager Rose Fagler
maintains that the. pruning of trees
along the trail helps prevent power
outages, many citizens remain skep-
tical.
The Office of Greenways and Trails
has received numerous complaints
from area citizens who frequently
walk, jog or:ride bicycles along the
trail, said'Casey Mahoney, public
information officer with the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
After hearing complaints, Fagler
said she stopped by. the site for a sur-
prise visit last week and observed the
tree contractors following Progress
Energy protocol.
In explanation for the cutting, Fa-
gler said that the 230 kilovolt trans-
mjision line ,which runs parallel to
the. Nature Coast State Trail is one of


Tree contractors continued cutting trees along the Nature Coast State Trail near Trenton this week.


the second highest lines in the state
of Florida.
"Transmission lines are like high-
ways, if a transmission line goes
down tens of thousands of custom-
ers would be without power," Fagler
said.
According to Fagler, the Northeast
Blackout of 2003 which affected 40
million people in eight U.S. states
was, caused by vegetation on trans-
mission lines. As a direct result of
this massive power outage the Fed-
eral Energy, Regulation Commission
passed a requirement that power pro-
viders maintain corridors.
"We don't:want tocutthe trees, but


if we don't trim the trees and there is
an outage then Progress Energy can
be fined upwards of a million dollars
a day for customers without power...
and consequently that fine is passed
off onto our customers," Fagler said.
Throughout the month of Decem-
ber signs were placed along the trail
to let citizens know that trees are be-
ing cut and trucks are parked on the
trail while the work-is being done.
Workers are also sweeping off the.
trail as they go along their six mile
course, Fagler said. %
"I have heard from the local law
enforcement and they seem to be
pleased with. the unobscured look of


the trail and from parents who now
feel more comfortable with their kids
riding bikes along the trail," Fagler
said.
While several trees remained
standing along the corridor at press
time, Fagler said it is only a matter
of time before these trees are also cut
down.
"We have a step-by-step process
we follow and it requires that a few
trees be left sporadically so the trim-
ming will not be too dramatic for the
community," Fagler said. "But those
trees will also be removed."
See additional pictures on page 16


Gilchrist County s Memorial Park will feature war

monuments in a serene setting


By Carrie A. Mizell
Landscaped. with crepe myrtles
and magnolias, Gilchrist County's
Memorial Park will feature concrete
monuments dedicated to local veter-
ans of the. Civil War, World War II,
Vietnam, the Korean War and the
Iraq War. .
SLast week workers from Parrish
Land Surveying shot topography at
the site of the Memorial Park, which
will be located between the Gilchrist
County Courthouse and the Weeks
Building, explained Julee Brideson,
administrative, assistant to County
Administrator Ronnie McQueen.
Once a parking lot is paved on the
south side of the Weeks Building,
county employees will be asked to
park their vehicles in the parking lot.
In doing so, the employees will walk
through the Memorial Park, which
will feature iron benches and picnic
tables, to get to the court house.
According to Brideson, Gilchrist
County Commissioners and Trenton
City Council members are currently
discussing the possibility of making
Second Avenue a one-way street go-
ing east. If the street is changed to
a one-way street, 32 parking spaces
will be available to visitors of the
courthouse and Memorial Park.
The Memorial Park will feature a
brick path and concrete pavers mark-
ing the spots for six large monuments
and eight small monuments.
McQueen introduced a site, plan
featuring a mall area that would
serve as a Memorial Park at an Aug.
22, 2007 meeting of the Monument
Placement Committee. At the time,


A rendering of the Memorial Park was designed by Greg Rivers of TR Engineering.


Clement Lindsey, representing the
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp
770, was preparing to place an eight-
foot tall Confederate monument
on the south side of the courthouse
lawn.
Concern over future growth and
expansion of the courthouse prompt-
ed McQueen to recommend the mall
area as a permanent site for all monu-
ments.
While Lindsey initially had con-
cerns that the monuments would be
placed in an area that would not be
traveled, but has since come around
to the idea of a Memorial. Park


through' meetings with McQueen,
City of Trenton Mayor Pete Ran-
dolph, city commissioners and proj-
ect engineers.
"Gilchrist County was not a county
during the War Between the States,".
Lindsey said. "We wanted the monu-
ment to represent the memory of Con-
federate soldiers from the western
part of Alachua County, the southern
part of Lafayette County, Dixie and
Levy Counties."
According'to Lindsey, the Confed-
erate monument was completed last
week and is currently waiting on the
Memorial Park to be constructed in


2008,
"We've been working with the
historical society to keep the monu-
ments universal," Lindsey said.
Trenton Mayor Pete Randolph said
that prior to supporting the Confeder-
ate monument he spoke with a num-
ber of Trenton residents including
Elliott Baker, Ted Henley and Ralph
Sims all of whom reportedly said the
Confederate monument is unoffen-
sive because it represents a period of
U.S. history.
"I think the Memorial Park is a
wonderful thing," Randolph said. "It
is a very good concept."


Sheriff David Turner

Sheriff will

retire in

late 2008
To the citizens of Gilchrist County,
It has been an honor and a privilege
to serve as your sheriff for the last 12
years. It comes as a bittersweet clos-
ing to this chapter of my life as I an-
nounce my retirement. At the end of
my elected term, I will say goodbye
to a 33-year law enforcement career.
This was not an easy decision but one
that I've been agonizing over for some
time. It was a decision that needed to
be made so those that choose to seek
'the office 'would have time to prepare
their campaigns.
I cannot leave something I feel so
compassionate about without reflect-
ing back to the very beginning of my
career. I can remember the very first
day I began working as a jailer/dis-
patcher with the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office. How anxious I was
to have the opportunity to make a
difference in the quality of life for
the citizens of this county. That same
passion to make Gilchrist County
a safer place for the citizens to live
and raise their families, drove me as
I prepared myself to chase my dream
to become sheriff. You gave me the
opportunity to fulfill that dream when
you elected me sheriff and allowed
me to serve for three terms.
Although I have not endorsed any-
one, I urge you to seek out the most
qualified candidate, a person that is a
proven leader, dedicated to the pro-
fession and most importantly knowl-
edgeable of all the responsibilities of
this great constitutional office.
I'm a blessed man. God gave me
a wonderful family. It takes a strong
family to survive a 33-year law en-
forcement career. I can't thank my
family and friends enough for the
sacrifices they have made and the
support they have given me. They
understood that I had to give my job
100 percent if I wanted to be success-
ful. They supported me in good times
and bad.
Thanks to my other family, the men
and women of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office. I wouldn't have had
the success without you. You helped
make my job easier. I appreciate your
commitment and dedication. I thank
God for keeping you safe and pray
that he will continue to protect you
when the job takes you in harm's
way.
Now that I've made my decision
to retire, I've started planning my
future. I'll now have time to spend
on my other passions, fishing and
hunting. It will be great to fish when
Continued to page 16


Voters will decide if youth recreation will continue growing


By Carrie A. Mizell
Registered voters in Gilchrist
County will not only get to vote for
their preferred presidential candi-
date on Jan. 29, they will also get to
vote for or against Gilchrist County
creating a municipal services taxing
unit to fund youth recreation.
The decision to put a county-
wide straw vote on the ballot came
after much discussion and a motion
by Commissioner D. Ray Harrison
and a second by Commissioner
Tommy Langford at the Oct. 1
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners meeting. ,At that
meeting, Todd Bryant, Suwannee
Valley Leagues (SVL) board mem-
ber, presented a Proposed County


Team Sports Recreation Budget of
$170,000.
October was not the first meeting
SVL volunteers have attended, ac-
cording to SVL Board Member Scott
Guthrie, who explained last week that
new challenges to the youth league
are presented with growth in the area
and the departure of SVL President
Steve Buckles later this year.
"The league is beyond the ability of
a select group of volunteers," Guthrie
said. "It's more than six to eight peo-
ple can handle ... We are out of space
and manpower. Either it all falls apart
or the county steps in."
In 2006-2007, SVL had over 250
youth participate in a variety of sports
including: baseball, softball, soccer,


football, cheerleading and basketball.
According to Guthrie, the budget for
last year was $120,000 most of which
came through donations and sign-up
fees.
If Gilchrist County voters pass the
referendum and the county commis-
sioners opt to move forward with
passing ordinances related to recre-
ation then a youth team sports recre-
ation director would be hired to effec-
tively grow the SVL program through
the handling of property maintenance
and scheduling. If passed, the youth
recreation municipal services tax-
ing unit will force a Bell recreation
league under the same umbrella with
SVL.
"Our vision, if this passes is to no


longer have a board of trustees and
board of directors," Guthrie said.
"We would form an advisory board."
A youth recreation league, SVL
was started over 20 years ago as the
Gilchrist County Recreation Author-
ity by a group of businessmen who
saw a need for the young people in.
Gilchrist County to have recreation.
Over the years the program has grown
tremendously from simply offering
baseball and softball to now boasting
year-round team sports to every child
in the county who is willing to put
forth the effort to get involved.
On any given Saturday over 24
total baseball and softball games are
played on various fields throughout
the county. Currently, SVL is in the


process of building its fourth field,
courtesy of a $25,000 in-kind do-
nation from the Gilchrist County
Board of County Commissioners.
As a parent and a past member
of one of the first organized little
league baseball teamn's in Gilchrist
County, Guthrie said he thinks SVL
volunteers have done a very effec-
tive job of providing recreation for
kids and in doing so helped keep
kids from walking the streets and
getting into trouble. As a baseball
coach, Guthrie sees the rewards a
youth league offers.
"We should end up with a good
school baseball team this year be-
cause the same group of boys have
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Gilchrist County Commissioners support

LCCC Gilchrist Campus


Al Sandrick, of the National Weather Service, is shown presenting the "Storm Ready" certificate to Gil-
christ County Commissioners and staff. Pictured from left: Commissioner Randy Durden, Carlos Perez,
Ron Mills, Commission Chairman Tommy Langford, Sandrick, Commissioners Kenrick Thomas, Sharon
Langford and D. Ray Harrison, Jr.

National Weather Service renews

Gilchrist County's 'Storm Ready' status


By John M. Ayers
Dr. James Surrency addressed the
Gilchrist County Commission during
their January 7 meeting to request the
county support the location of a satel-
lite campus of Lake City Community
College in Gilchrist County.
As Assistant Superintendent for
Instructional Services and and a
member of the LCCC Board of Trust-
ees, Dr. Surrency explained that Dr.
Charles Hall, president of LCCC,
was unable to attend the meeting due
to his recent surgery over the Christ-
mas holidays, but he too would like to
go forward with the expansion of the
satellite campus in Gilchrist County.
Dr. Surrency went back in time
with the Board of County Commis-
sioners to remind them that LCCC
had been working for many years to
establish a satellite campus in Gil-
christ County.
"This idea began with the Shared
Services Network which has always
strived to provide improved services
to the Gilchrist County area," Sur-
rency said.
LCCC opened an educational cen-


ter in Gilchrist County beginning in
January 2007. The LCCC Gilchrist
County Center is located on the Bell
school campus and
currently has over
100 students en-
rolled in classes
with LCCC to fur-
ther their educa-
tion. The Shared JL K


Services Network COMMUNIT
is continuing to
work with Gilchrist County interests
to locate property to construct a col-
lege campus in Gilchrist County.
Dr. Surrency explained to the
board that the number of students
that are participating in dual enroll-
ment while attending high school in
Bell and Trenton has increased this
past year. The Shared Services Net-
work and the school district felt that
time was on their side, but the LCCC
Gilchrist Center is crowded.
"The sense of urgency is to secure
property for a satellite campus in Gil-
christ County," Dr. Surrency said.
"We may not have as much time as
we thought."


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Studies involving the past slow
downs in the economy indicated that
during these times, people go back to
school to earn their
degree and improve
their education to
earn better jobs and
make more money.
SDr. Surrency added
C *that Sidney Philpot
Y COLLEGE has shown an in-
terest in having a
satellite campus located in Gilchrist
County.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison Jr.
asked Dr. Surrency who would build
the college when the property is lo-
cated and approved.
"Lake City Community College
would buila the facilities for the new
campus," Surrency explained.
Commissioner Harrison made a
motion to approve a resolution in
support of the establishment of a
LCCC satellite campus in Gilchrist
County. Commissioner Randy Dur-
den agreed with a second before the
board voted 5-0 in favor of support-
ing the college.


By Ron Mills, chief of Gilchrist
Emergency Management
Gilchrist County Commissioners
welcomed Al Sandrick, warning co-
ordination meteorologist for the Na-
tional Weather Service in Jackson-
ville, during their January 7 meeting.
Ron Mills, chief of Gilchrist
County Emergency Management,
introduced the NWS representative
who has worked side by side with
Gilchrist County helping it become
prepared and continue its designation
as a Storm Ready county.
Sandrick explained to the commis-
sion that it was his pleasure to present
Gilchrist County with a first renewal
certificate that identifies the inland
county as "Storm Ready."
Gilchrist County as the crow flies
is approximately 20 miles from Flor-
ida's west coast. Being storm ready
insures the lives of the community


while designating the county as pre-
pared when a hurricane or tropical
storm is forecast to impact the area.
"Being storm ready does not make
you storm proof," Sandrick said.
It has been 111 years since a hur-
ricane of extreme impact has struck
this area.
"You are living on borrowed time,
it is best that Gilchrist County is
Storm Ready," Sandrick added.
Storm Ready is a program regulat-
ed by the National Weather Service
that enables communities through ed-
ucation to survive and or prepare for
severe weather. Storm Ready helps
community leaders and emergency
managers strengthen their local haz-
ardous weather operations. This pro-
gram is also required and endorsed
by the State of Florida, Department
of Emergency Management and the
State Emergency Response Team.


To be recognized as a Storm Ready
community, a community must es-
tablish a 24-hour warning point and
emergency operations center; incor-
porate more than one way to receive
severe weather warning and forecasts
to alert the public; create a system
that monitors local weather, pro-
mote readiness and develop a formal
weather plan that includes training
and emergency exercises.
The Gilchrist County Emergency
Management Office was approved
for the original application in January
2005 and has now met the require-
ments for renewal in January 2008.
The Gilchrist County Emergency
Management office will continue to
work to provide the necessary prepa-
ration and warning for its citizens in
the event of severe weather and is
proud of the recognition as a "Storm
Ready County."


Town of Bell considers filling vacant council seat


By John M. Ayers
The Bell Town Council discussed
last week the filling of a town council
seat that was left vacant when Allen
Powers resigned from the council in
December.
During their.ThWrsday, Jan. 3,meet-
ing,,Cpuncil Attorney David M. Lang
explained that the Bell Town Char-
ter calls fr the position to be filled
by appointment by the council by a
majority vote to serve until the next
election.
"I have talked with two former
members of the town council that did
a good job when they served and they
would like to return to the town coun-
cil," Councilman Hugh Sanders said.
He pointed out that both B. J. Light
and Kenny Bass are interested in
serving on the council.
"Would this position on the coun-
cil be filled because these people are
interested in the future of Bell, or to
just fill the open seat?" Carol Murray
asked the board during the meeting.
Murray said she is interested in be-
ing considered to fill the vacancy on
the council.


"I have been told that Councilman
Joe Akins has moved to Gainesville,"
Councilman Sanders said. "He has
missed the last two council meet-
ings."
According to Lang, where you live
is a state of mind as far as residency
is concerned. The attorney asked the
City Manager Dan Cayanah to, con-
tact Akins and inquire in lieu of his
interest and residency involving the
Bell Town Council.
Ed Ash, a previous candidate for
the seat that was held by Powers told
the board that he lives in the Town of
Bell and plans on staying in this area.
He pointed out that he too would
like to be considered for the appoint-
ment.
Patsy Avery asked the council why
the vacancy could not be filled by an
election.
The Town Charter calls for a va-
cancy of the town council to be filled
by appointment of the town council
and be passed by a majority vote,
Lang explained.
Cavanah explained to the three-
member council that proper qualifi-


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cations need to be identified in order
for residents of the Town of Bell to
be considered for the vacancy on the
council. The council discussed this
matter further in detail. Some mem-
bers of the council were willing to
make appQintmnents in the January
meeting. Couneilwomnni Iris Roberts
and Lang, agreed the, council should
further consider appointments in the
February meeting.
B.J. Light told the council that he
is a past member of the council and
worked well with the board and did
some good things for the Town of
Bell wfen he served on the council.
He asked to be considered for the ap-
pointment to the council seat that is
currently vacant.
Qualifications to be a member of
the Bell Town Council are: the indi-
vidual must be a resident of Bell and
registered to vote in municipal elec-
tions.

Bell Town

Council stops

garage sale

held on public

property

By John M. Ayers
"What is going on in front of Bell
High School is ridiculous," said Dar-
ryl Bryan, mayor of the Town of Bell
during the January 3 meeting.
Mayor Bryan pointed out to the
council that during the Christmas
holidays people were parking on pri-
vate property around the school to
walk through the garage sales being
held adjacent to US 129 in front of
Bell High School. Mayor Bryan said
the people have no respect for other
people's property.
Mrs. Iris Roberts, president of the
Bell Town Council, stated that code
enforcement in the Town of Bell
should step up and enforce the pres-
ent ordinance.
Councilman Ray Sanders made a
motion to stop the yard sale that is
being held weekly and on the week-
ends on public property within the
Town of Bell. Hugh Sanders agreed
with a second as the motion passed
by a 3-0 vote.
The council asked Town Attorney
David M. Lang to research the town's
ordinance and have the code enforce-
ment officer enforce the ordinance
that is in place.


" Gilchrist

County

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New year means new commissioners, mayor


By Cindy Jo Ayers
The Trenton City Commission be-
gan their first meeting of the new year
*by swearing in newly elected Mayor
Glen Thigpen and Commissioners
Arlene Wilks and Marcia Hellams
were also sworn-in.
Wilks returned to office with no
opposition during the December
election and Hellams took the seat of
Glen Thigpen who chose to run for
the position of mayor.
Lois Scott, Stephanie Metts and
Cindy Jo Ayers came before the com-
mission to request the city's support
for an antique quilt show to be held
March 15, 2008 in. Trenton. The
Commission gave their support of the
event and waved the fee for using the
railroad depot.
Cloud Haley came before the com-
missioners to request monetary sup-
port for the Trenton Band Boosters
request to purchase new band uni-
forms for the Trenton Middle High
Marching Band. The commissioners
said there were no city funds bud-
geted for such a project. After some
discussion they decided to make do-
nations on an individual basis.
" ung the puiW ORKS report
Conimissio'ner Arleui& Wilks request-
ed that Tom Powell, director of public
works provide commissioners with a
worksheet that documented where
each of the five public works em-
ployees works each day. Wilks said
she has concerns because when she
rides through the city she does not
see all the city workers out working.
She went on to say that if someone


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


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John's Comments


It appears that the governor and
the legislative leadership of this great
State of Florida is striving to have tax
reform approved via a referendum
(the Presidential Preference Primary
Ballot) and allow the property own-
ers to have a reduced tax bill begin-
ning in the 2008-09 year. The con-
cept is great, especially if you own
property in South Florida or along
the coastal areas where values have
risen to a level that they exceed the
price that the owner is able to sell it
for at this time.
The 2007 Property Tax Reform
Legislation Constitutional Amend-
ment will appear on the January 29,
2008 Presidential Preference Primary
Ballot and require 60% of the regis-
tered voters approval to pass.
The amendment consists of four
components: Double Homestead
Exemption, Save Our Homes Por-
tability, Tangible Personal Property
Exemption and Assessment Cap for
Non-Homestead Property.
The Double Homestead Exemp-
tion would provide an additional
$25,000 homestead exemption on
homes whose assessed value is above
$50,000. If a homestead-assessed
value is below the $50,000 there will
be No additional tax benefit. If the


homestead assessed value is between
$50,000 and $75,000 then the prop-
erty owner will receive a percentage
of the added $25,000 exemption.
The increased homestead exemp-
tion does not apply to public school
district taxes.
Saves Our Homes Portability al-
lows homestead property owners to
transfer the Save Our Homes benefit
(up to $500,000) to a new homestead
within two years of giving up their
previous homestead.
The Tangible Personal Property
amendment allows Tangible Property
owners a $25,000 exemption.
The assessment cap on Non-Home-
stead properties, if approved, would
provide a 10% cap that would be
similar to the Save Our Homes com-
ponent. The 10% cap sunsets after 10
years and another statewide referen-
dum is required. Reassessment to just
value upon sale or reassessment also
occurs upon a significant improve-
ment. If approved this provision
would go into effect in 2009-2010
fiscal year.
The people of Gilchrist County
need to look closely at these propos-
als and remember that the age old
term of you get what you pay for
could be identified best in this case.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd


"...The world looks brand-new,"
!said Hobbes. "A New Year...a fresh
-clean start," said Calvin. "It's like
having a big white sheet of paper to
draw on," said Hobbes. "A day full
of possibilities," said Calvin. "It's a
magical world, Hobbes old buddy...
Ilet's go exploring."
Bill Watterson wrote those words in
' December of 1995 as he concluded the
last of his Calvin and Hobbes comic
strips, a framed copy of which hangs
PgOe wall by my desk. Moreover,,


every year since 1995,1 I open my first
column of the New Year by quoting
that phrase because the. message is so
abundantly clear.
It is a reminder that clearly the
New Year is like an untouched canvas
waiting for whatever creation you are
inclined to place upon it. From an
investment perspective, the financial
markets are analogous to Calvin's
magical world...full of possibilities.
All that remains is for you to go
exploring.
Wall Street has now closed the
curtain on a 2007 performance that
was better than many feared but not
up to the previous year. The Dow
Jones industrial average chalked up
a gain of 6.4 percent, the NASDAQ
a gain of 9.8 percent, while the S&P
500 was up 3.5 percent. However,
keep in mind that the majority of
the returns came during the first six
months.
Despite what has happened' in
the past, or what may happen in the
future, successful investing is not
difficult. Common sense combined


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Jan 10, 08 2:10 AM 9:30 AM 3:49 PM 9:30 PM
Fri 3.227 ft. -0.577 ft. 2.735 ft. 0.749 ft.
Jan 11, 08 2:52 AM 10:02 AM 4:16 PM 10:12 PM
Sat 3.092 ft. -0.360 ft. 2.827 ft. 0.554 ft.
Jan 12, 08 3:37 AM 10:35 AM 4:43 PM 10:57 PM
Sun 2.871 ft. -0.043 ft. 2.915 ft. 0.372 ft.
Jan 13, 08 4:27 AM 11:09 AM 5:12 PM 11:48 PM
Mon 2.572 ft. 0.358 ft. 2.985 ft.
Jan 14, 08 5:25 AM 11:47 AM 5:47 PM
Tue 0.214 ft. 2.243 ft. 0.806 ft. 3.025 ft.
Jan 15, 08 12:47 AM 6:36 AM 12:28 PM 6:29 PM
Wed 0.059ft. 1.988ft. 1.246ft. 3.042 ft.
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with a modicum of patience will,
more often than not, produce an
average annual compounded gain
well in excess of market averages.
As Warren Buffett once said in
an interview with Business Week,
"Success in investing doesn't
correlate with IQ once you're above
the level of 25."
Although I dislike the idea of
trying to forecast the future, no first
column of the New Year would be
complete without an annual review
and projection, so here we go. The
Dow began 2007 at 12,474, and I
projected that it would end the year
just north of 13,000. It did so, closing
at 13,264. However, I do not foresee
the Dow exceeding 14,000 in 2008.
I had projected the S&P 500 to
exceed 1,530. It did so on Oct. 31,
closing at 1,549; before ending the
year at 1,468. I was looking for the
NASDAQ to break through 2,650;
it ended the year at 2,652. Looking
ahead, I believe the S&P 500 will
end the year at about 1,550, and the
NASDAQ at about 2,850.
My projections are. predicated
on the assumption that the inflation
genie remains bottled up at under 2.4
percent, interest rates remain at their
current levels or move lower, the
price of crude oil does not go above
$110 per barrel and economy does
not fall into a recession.
Unfortunately, I do not believe
any of those assumptions will
remain unscathed in 2008. As I
have said for the past six months, I
believe a recession is likely, inflation
will exceed Fed guidelines of
acceptability, the dollar will continue
to fall and crude will likely exceed
$110 per barrel.
Nonetheless, I cannot think of a
better time to add individual stocks
to a portfolio. Yes, you read that
correctly. Regardless of how the
markets perform, there are bargains
available for those willing to do
the necessary research. To again
quote Buffett, "When the price
of a hamburger falls, I buy more
hamburgers."
Meanwhile,. over the next few
weeks you are going to be inundated
with market forecasts of every
description. Many will try to conjure
up a primordial fear Wall Street


but offering salvation only if you
immediately subscribe to this or
purchase that. Do not to fall sway
to the passions of the market or the
tenets of its prognosticators. Instead,
consider the words of Wall Street
legend Lucien Hooper.
"What always impresses me," he
once wrote, "is how much better the
relaxed, long-term owners of stock do.
The relaxed investor is usually better
informed and more understanding of
essential values; he is more patient
and less emotional."
Next week we will resume our
search for those top performing
investment ideas. Meanwhile, I
would like to wish everyone a Happy
New Year.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.


Letter to the citizens
Our youth need your
support!
The upcoming presidential ballot
January 29, 2008, will have some
very important issues to be de-
cided upon. by you the good citi-
zens of Gilchrist county i.e. the
presidential nominee, property tax
revision, etc. However, none of
these, and I do mean none, will be
as important or have more impact
on you personally, as y6ur 'mark in
favor of the non-binding referen-
dum in support of a county funded
recreation department for Gilchrist
County. You say to yourself, I
don't have school aged children
why should I care about youth rec-
reation in Gilchrist County. Well,
if you don't have school aged chil-
dren, you have grandchildren. If
you don't have grandchildren, you
have nephews and nieces, and if
you don't have any relatives you
certainly have neighbors who have
children. This referendum affects
everyone !
You ask, What about McArthur
Park and Suwannee Valley Leagues,
Inc., aren't they a Gilchrist County
run recreational facility and pro-
gram ? No, they are not! McAr-
thur Park AKA Field of Dreams, is
a private park involving an all vol-
unteer, non-profit board of trustees,
the Gilchrist County Recreational
Association (GCRA) GCRA does

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
January 2
*Lotto Drawing:
7-16-27-39-47-53
One winner of the $10 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
67 at $5,536.50

4-Digit Winners
4,080 at $73.50

3-Digit Winners:
80,462 at $5.00

Play 4 Drawing:
7-5-6-6

Cash 3 Drawing:
2-0-1


Saturday,
January 5
Lotto Drawing:
2-9-23-27-42-47
One winner of the $3 million
jackpot

5-Digit Winners:
76 at $4,868.50

4-Digit Winners:
4,691 at $64.00

3-Digit Winners:
94,181 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:
1-2-9-2

Cash 3 Drawing:
6-7-4


Name: Tracy Ridgeway
Lives: Wilcox for the last 13 years
Family: Husband of 10 years,
Louie Ridgeway and 10 kitty cats
Works: Deputy clerk at the
Gilchrist County Supervisor of
Elections Office prior to that
worked at Farm Bureau for 10
years.
Likes about your job: Being with
the people and meeting the candi-
dates. I'm childhood friends with
my boss and that's so great.
Dislikes about your job: Custom-
ers who come in fussing about oth-
er political parties. I don't like the
negativity.
Greatest accomplishment: Pass- Favorite food: Steak
ing the test and going through Favorite movie: A series of reli-,
school to get my license to sell in- gious books by Terri Blackstock
surance. Your hero: My mother because
What do you like about living m she had me at a young age. She
Gilchrist County? It's small coun- was only 14. She has fought cancer
try folk. Everybody is a friend. twice and never given up. She is a
When I'm at the house and people wonderful woman who has lived a
come by and honk the horn. tough life,.


A friend and I were recently dis-
cussing the ingredients for making.
good red fish chowder. She surprised
me when she said that real Cedar Key
cooks prefer salt pork to bacon. I re-
member salt pork as being a favor-
ite of my mother-in-law. She would
flour the salt pork and then fry it. We
talked on about salt mullet and how
much old timers enjoyed eating it.
It has occurred to me that many
of the food preservation methods
from years gone by have slipped
away. When my mother and father
married and moved to a farm out-
side Chiefland many years ago there
was no electricity in the area where
they lived. No electricity meant no
refrigeration. Back then my parents
preserved pork by frying it and then
submerging it in lard cans full of hog
lard.
Years ago Mr. Murray Read ex-
plained how when he was a boy his
family banked sweet potatoes 'to
preserve them. During those days
sweet potatoes were a very impor-
tant source of food for farm families
throughout this area. Farm families
years ago relied mostly on what they
grew to feed their families. Many
small nearly forgotten communities
scattered throughout the county had
grits mills. The farmers hauled their
corn to these small country stores and
mills to have it ground.
My late grandfather would tell
of wagon trips when he was a child
down to the Cedar Key area near-
ly 100 years ago. These trips took
nearly a week by mule and wagon.
Once they arrived they would barter
dried corn for salt mullet, which he
said were packed in layers in large
wooden barrels. Their return trip was
just as exciting as the trip down be-
cause all along the way they would
stop off at farms and barter the salt
mullet for items they needed such


receive yearly funding from the
Gilchrist county commission. Su-
wannee Valley Leagues Inc. (SVL)
is an all volunteer, non-profit sports
organization Both are dedicated
to the betterment of the youth of
Gilchrist County. However, they
are not Gilchrist County main-
tained, operated or "run".
Unfortunately or fortunately,
however you view it, Gilchrist
County has grown in its popula-
tion resulting in many more chil-
dren (over 3000 school age chil-
dren) throughout the county. SVL
serves over 700 boys and girls


as smoked hams, live chickens, and
fresh vegetables. I can only imagine
how excited my grandmother (El-
dora Nevada McElroy Beauchamp)
must have been when that old wagon
came rattling up that dirt road to their
house in Judson. Grandma and her
one daughter Aunt Susie were never
allowed to go on these yearly trips. I
sure bet she was excited to see what
all grandpa had traded for. Can you
just imagine all the news he must
have learned on his way home. He
surely heard about babies being born
and friends who had passed away.
Boy, thinking back on how things
were in those days it sure makes me
wonder why I complain when my ice-
maker doesn't work right. In a short
100 years we have gone from living
in. a wilderness to the age of Internet
and cell phones.

Last February I ran a broccoli salad
recipe in the Journal. But after test-
ing this recipe I like it better so here
is my new, favorite broccoli salad
recipe, enjoy!

AVacc Ja la,,
1 bunch broccoli, chopped
1/2 pound bacon, cooked
and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup raisins
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise (Kraft)
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Combine broccoli, bacon, celery,
raisins, onion and pecans in bowl and
toss.
, Prepare dressing by whisking all
ingredients very well. Pour over
broccoli mixture. Chill for one hour
or over night.
Yields 5-6 servings.

through the course of the calendar
year providing the four sports of
baseball/softball, soccer, cheerlead-
ing/football and basketball to our
youth ages 4- 18.
GCRA's board of trustees num-
bering nine members and SVL's
board numbering thirteen members
put in countless hours throughout
the entire calendar year in order
to provide a safe, organized and
economical recreation program for
the youth of Gilchrist County. The
program's mission has been and
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COOKING AND CARRYIN' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


A Remarkable Change
(Kent Heaton)

The day-to-day life of the Jew in Jesus' time was reality the Messiah longed for by the Jews had been
surrounded with various parts of the Law of Moses. killed nearly two months previous by His own people.
From birth, a child was instructed in keeping the Law. "Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart,
"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Brethren,
shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and what shall we do?' (Acts 2:37). The apostles continued
when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and to exhort the people "with many other words" (Acts
when you rise" (Deuteronomy 6:7). The social, political, 2:40) and three thousand Jews removed the shackles of
moral and educational teachings of the Law of Moses the Law for Jesus Christ (John 1:17; Acts 2:41).
permeated every aspect of a person's life. Those who How can one grasp the remarkable change that took
were devoted to the Law lived, breathed and died the place that day? The lives of three thousand Jews changed
Jewish life. It would be inconceivable to think that a Jew forever. They would learn a new covenant (Hebrews
would ever consider being anything but a Jew. 8:10-13) with new promises. Circumcision was no longer
One of the three great feasts of the Jewish calendar a sign of salvation (Galatians 6:15). The Law of Moses
was the Day of Pentecost (fifty days after the Passover was invalid (Colossians 2). Temple worship with all its
Leviticus 23; Exodus 23:16; 34:22; Numbers 28; trappings (the Temple, priesthood, sacrifices, feast days,
Deuteronomy 16). Thousands of people gathered in etc.) was no longer necessary (John 4:21-24). The laws
Jerusalem for this feast with no knowledge that within a of the Sabbath were removed (Colossians 2:16). They
very short time their lives will be changed forever, would. learn a new name "In Antioch the disciples
People were milling around talking of their lives and the were for the first time called Christians" (Acts 11:26).
blessings they enjoyed from Jehovah and the joy of Can anyone change? Some today declare the cost of
celebrating the "feast of weeks". The giving of the Law being a Christian is too high. They are unwilling to
at Sinai was central to this festival as well as. the change. Few would measure their life of change to those
blessings of the firstfruits of the harvest. Suddenly a devoted children of God in Acts 2. What made them
sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind change was the realization that they were not Jews but
and people drew together in one place. Before them children of God who must obey His will even when it
stood twelve men speaking in various languages native meant a change in the Law. They accepted God's will in
tongues of many who had gathered for Pentecost. Some the spirit of Abraham (Romans 4).
thought the men drunk. One of the men spoke up and Paul wrote about Christians who at one time were
began to explain what was happening. immoral, idolaters, adulterers, sexual perverts, thieves,
"But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his greedy, drunkards, revilers, and robbers and yet changed
voice and addressed them" (Acts 2:14). The words their lives when they were "washed ... sanctified ...
Peter spoke were clear, demonstrative, appealing and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in
convicting. With barely five hundred words Peter the Spirit of our God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). They
changed the lives of those gathered for Pentecost (Acts changed. The power of the gospel changed their lives
2:14-36). He showed the events of the day were a because they were willing to change their lives for the
fulfillment of Joel, the working of Jehovah God, the power of the gospel. You can change ... if you want too.
declaration of King David in prophecy and the stark Are you willing to change?

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10,-2008


Numerous citizens submit intent-to-be-a-


Randy Roberts and Kirby Davis

Roberts and Davis graduate

Law Enforcement Academy


Congratulations to Randy Roberts
and Kirby Davis who graduated from
Lake City Community College's Law
EnforcementAcademy.
Randy and Kirby showed dedica-
tion and perseverance completing
the academy. Randy plans to pursue


a job in law enforcement and Kirby
plans to continue with a degree in
Criminal Justice.
Kirby was Top Female in Firearms
and Defense Tactics. Their families
are very proud of this accomplish-
ment!


57 marijuana plants seized,

Bell man arrested on Friday
On Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, the Gil-
christ County Sheriff's Office was
conducting a follow-up investigation
regarding a wanted fugitive from the
.state of Kentucky. While waiting on
the suspect to return, deputies ob-
served marijuana plants growing in
plain view.
A total of 57 marijuana plants
were seized, having a street value of
$57,000.
Arrested by Deputy Wooten on
Jan. 4, 2008 was Michael Surprenant
a white male whose date 6f birth is
12/09/1963 from Odessa, Fla. but
currently residing in Bell.
Surprenant was charged locally
with Growing and Cultivation of
Cannabis, a third degree felony and Michael Surprenant
Fugitive From Justice.
FSurprenant waived his right to first
ppeaknce '*IWWk ,6f Mond'tw sJ
w~fiitngto discus his case with ap-
The suspect remains in jail as no
bond had been set as of press time.

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By Carrie A. Mizell crat Bryant Frye, Republican Larry Bruce, a democrat, for the position of Board, District 4.
Over the last seven days a plethora Roberts, Republican William L. (Bil- Tax Collector. Democrat Sharon
of Gilchrist County residents have ly) Smith, Jr. and Republican Daniel Longtime Superintendent of will seek re-election
stated their intent to be candidates in Slaughter have all made their inten- Schools Don Thomas, a democrat, missioner, District 1.
2008 by turning in paperwork to the tions to be the next sheriff of Gil- stated his intent to seek election to his Democrat Randy I
Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elec- christ County known, according to former post on Monday. re-election as County
tions Office. the Supervisor of Elections Office. Republican Connie Douglas San- District 3.
Democrat Joseph W. Gilliam will Democrat Damon Leggett will seek chez will seek re-election as Supervi- According to Sup
seek re-election as Clerk of the Cir- re-election as Property Appraiser. sor of Elections. tions Connie Sanche
cult Court. Republican Jonathan S. Kincaid Democrat Julie C. Thomas will the 2008 primary
Republican Charlie Caulk, Demo- will challenge incumbent Marilyn seek election to the office of School -June 16-20, 2008.


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Durden will seek
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ervisor of Elec-
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election will be


News from the Gilchrist County Veterans Service Office
The 110th session of Congress has of less than the pension amount to is not enough to support them for the in late January. The bill calls for a
the lowest percentage of veterans in be eligible for all or a portion of rest of their lives. The veteran pays range of tax relief for military mem-
thlie House and Senate since before the pension. Countable In- A $1,800 per month for his bers, their families and some small
World War II. And that number is ex- come is the amount of wife's home health business employers of mobilized
pected to drop even further with 10 income a veteran or A -/ care, they each pay a reservists. Among other things, it al-
veterans planning to retire or run for surviving spouse iA monthly Medi- lows:
other offices. After the Korean War, receives each care premium Disabled retirees who suffer delays
well over 70% of all members of the year, AFTER "- -4 of $93.50 (x in the VA claims process file
House and Senate were veterans, deducting all un- ," 2 = $187/mo), for refunds of up to five years of
Now the number is 24% 29 Sena- reimbursed, A I and he also back taxes (vs. three under current
tors and 100 House members have recurring . pays $149 law).
had some military experience. (In the health care per month Military widows to put their
109th Congress the total number was expenses. This for supple- death gratuity amounts (now up to
141). Only eight World War IIvets are includes assist- A A mental insur- $100,000) into tax-deferred IRA,
still serving: Sens.Daniel Akaka and ed living costs, ance. Thus, and
Daniel Inouye, both D-Hawaii; Frank home health care, their total medi- Employers to make deposits in
Alaska, and John Warner, R-Va.; and Medicare premiums, penses are $25,632 ployed to combat zones. [Source:
Reps. John Dingell, D-Mich.; Ralph on-going pharmacy per animus. When MOAA Leg Up 21 Dec 07 ++]
Hall, R-Texas, and Ralph Regula, R- costs .and more. If you you subtract the. medi- VETERANS SERVICES: The
Ohio. Warner and Regula will retire have dependents, their health care cal expenses from their total in- Gilchrist County Board of County
in 2009. [Source: TREA Washington hosts can also be used to reduce your come, you get a "countable income" Commissioners employ one part-
Update 21 Dec, 07] countable income. However, their of only $2,368. The maximum ben- time Service Officer to assist veter-
AID & ATTENDANCE: This income must also be added into the efit amount of $14,313 minus the ans, their survivors and beneficia-
Special Pension (part of the VA Im- equation. There are three levels to countable income amount of $2,368 ries. Presently there are over 1,600
proved Pension program) allows for the improved pension program: Basic equals $11,945 which would be paid veterans who call Gilchrist County
Veterans and surviving spouses who Pension, Housebound, or Aid and At- by the VA if the veteran applies for home. As an employee of the county,
require the regular attendance of an- tendance. Each tier has its own level it [Source: www.veteranaid.org/ Dec the Service Officer (CVSO) is in a
other person to assist in eating, bath- of benefits and qualifications. 07++] unique position to advocate on be-
ing, dressing, undressing or taking If you or your loved one do not MILITARY TAX RELIEF: In the half of claimants to apply for various
care of the needs of nature to receive qualify for Aid and Attendance, you last month, the House and Senate veterans benefits to which they may
additional monetary benefits. It also may want to check to see if you qual- have each twice passed HR 3997, the be entitled. Trained under the provi-
includes individuals who are blind or ify for another level of the Pension. Defenders of Freedom Tax Relief Act sions of FS 292.11, the CVSO is a
a patient in a nursing home because For example the following would ap- of 2007 unanimously. The problem certified representative employed by
of mental or physical incapacity. As- ply for eligibility to receive the Basic is that every time it passed, it was the general fund of the county. Should
sisted care in an assisted living facil- Pension: a slightly different version, and the you have any questions or need as-
ity also qualifies. A veteran earns $14,000 per year House and Senate never passed the sistance on veterans' matters please
This most important -benefit is from Social Security. His wife earns same one before Congress adjourned give him a call. To avoid long waits
overlooked by many families with $9,000 per year. The veteran also for the year. It's sad to say that Sen- please call ahead for an appointment.
Veterans or surviving spouses who earns $5,000 per year from a small ate-vs-House quibbling over a few Major L. Stroupe,Veterans Service
need additional monies to help care company pension giving the couple a final details derailed the whole bill, Officer, Gilchrist County, 105 NE 1st
for ailing parents or loved ones. This total annual income of $28,000. The virtually on Christmas Eve. Street, Trenton, FL 32693, phone and
is a "pension benefit" and is not de- couple has $38,000 in net worth in Hopefully they can reconcile there fax: 352-463-3188 cvso@gilchrist.
pendent upon service-related injuries CDs and savings and they still live in and pass the bill in the second session fl.us, Open Monday thru Thursday
for compensation. Most Veterans the home they bought in 1954. This of the 110th Congress that convenes 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
who are in need of assistance qualify
for this pension. New year means new commissioners, mayor
Aid and Attendance can help pay 'He e r e c
'f6r care ithe-home, nursing home or -Continued-from page2-. nexmeeting,.. .. Tdd 'Henley told Chief Smith about
assisted living facility. A Veteran is is mowing she wants to know who is Police Chief Billy Smith shared problems in the northwest section of
ouipb t o' per monit" .ibWi'm "n'Wher.h.Y." ....oWing and withithe commissioners several corn- the city with four wheelers.
while a surviving spouse is eligible how long it took for them to mow. plaints that he has received about They explained that kids are rid-
for up to $976 per month. A couple Commissioner Wilks went further skate boarders at the city park. ing them on the highway and it is
is eligible for up to $1,801 per month, to report that she thought the city Chief Smith said that he has had very dangerous. They were both very
To be eligible the veteran must have needed more information from the many complaints about teens and concerned that someone was going
served during one of the following fire department and requested that their parents were not very helpful. to be injured or killed in an accident
periods: the fire chief Alex Hudson attend the Commissioner Hellams and citizen involving a four wheeler.
World War II: December 7, 1941
through December 31, 1946. Korean
War: June 27, 1950 through January
31, 1955. Vietnam War: August 5,
1964 (February 28, 1961, for veterans
who served "in country" before Au-Hetn &Ar Co dt nigIc
gust 5, 1964), through May 7, 1975.
Gulf War: August 2, .1990, through a
date to be set by law of PresidentialS LE -S RV C IN0IO
Proclamation.
The VA must determine that your M naD&JadE eryF m
net worth is such that it will probably Loaeo nHw. 29
not support you through the remainder LIE SD ,NUE
of your life. The VA does not include. -',0o4
primary residence or vehicles when -Srin -& Op rae
determining net worth. To qualify _,ra .ie17" u C so r C mei rst
you must have a "countable income"
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THURSDAY, JANUARY ,


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Happy Birthday wishes to: Doris
Beauchamp, Heather Carlisle Troy
Dunn, Laura Deen, Tina Adkins,
Mary Kate Colson, and Jonathan
Smith on January 10th; Billy Greer,
Shawn Manders, Megan Hard-
ing, Sim Grimes, and Sophia Marie
Harlee Whitwood on January llth;
Steve Landis, Jr., Zachary Clifton,
Helen Phillips, Ron Koltz, and Little
Thomas F Kemp on January 12th;
Chrystyana Williams, Robert Ham-
ilton, Griffin Morgan, Amy Adkins,
Crystal D. Rodgers, Jean Benson,
Gay Howard on January 13th; Greg


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Turner, Elizabeth Craig, and Robbie
Emmons on January 14th; Beth Da-
vis, Charles Howard, Jerry Smagacz,
Stacy Pugh, Mark Lee, Karen York,
and Hunter Parrish on January 15th;
and Tammy Crumpton Browning,
Kevin Hyde, Jimmy Sumner, Sarah
Bishop, Lacy Harris, Rosie Coats,
Christie Trollinger, and Natalie Shro-
eder on January 16th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Floyd on January 10th;
Larry and Claudia Downing on Janu-
ary 11llth; and Dan and Anne Talleyon
January 16th.


grant Will'am
his 1st


Crystal Lynn Fischer and Gregory Brent Jones


A small, very casual ceremony will
be held at their home on January 12,
2008 at 5 p.m.
Everyone is invited, no invitations
are being sent. Call for directions
(352) 535-5779 or (352) 535-7487.


World War II Veterans
Club News
The World War II veterans will
meet on Thursday, January 10, for
a luncheon buffet at the Old Town
United Methodist Church at 11:30
a.m. The Methodist Church Women
will serve the buffet.
Our December meeting had 47 at-
tending and again we overflowed the
Toys for Tots box.
Hope to see you January 10 and
if you have any questions call Bil-
lie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot
Halvorsen 352-542-7697.

Chidren are the bridge to heaven.
o rf r ,PIeri rpverb


Heather and Whitney Jones would
like to invite you to join them to cel-
ebrate the marriage of their father,
Gregory Brent Jones to Crystal Lynn
Fischer.











Gregory Brent Jones,
1/31/1969, and Crystal Fischer,
11/18/1982, both of Branford.
Joshua Cain Sullivan,
1/6/1985, of Trenton, and Kelly
Alene Wilson, 6/12/1981, of
High Springs.
Tah .. lli S


On December 29, 2007 Grant Wil-
liam Stanley turned one year old. His
birthday was celebrated on January 5,
2008 with close friends and family.
Grant is loved,by his parents Jes-
sie and Amber Stanley and his older
brother, Kaden. His grandparents are
James and Danette Baker of Trenton
and Carey and Barbara Stanley of
Virginia. His great-grandparents are
Russel and Carol Buck of Trenton,
William and Audrey Baker of Texas


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Stanley celebrates
birthday


and Jessie and Dorothy Stanley of
Virginia.
Grant's aunts and uncles are Jane
and Mark Leet, Carey and Bonnie
Stanley, Seth and Meagan Maurer,
Brittney Baker, and Katelyn Baker.
And his special friends, that might
as well be family, Cody Hart, Matt
White and Chadwick Brewer.
Grant had a wonderful first birth-
day celebrated with people that love
him.


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Jacalyne McDowell
TBaby McDowell
Jack and Heidi McDowell of Vir- lyn, 2 years old.
ginia Beach, Virginia, are proud to Her maternal grandparents are
announce the birth of their daughter Delano and Gloria Cannon; her
Jacalyne Josephine Madalyne Mc- maternal great-grandparents are
Dowell. Juanita Roberts and the late Leon
Jacalyne was born on September Roberts,. and the late J.C. and Stella
18, 2007 at Portsmouth Naval Hos- Cannon all of Bell.
pital in Norfolk, Virginia and shares Her paternal grandparents are
her birthday with her late great- Rob and Debbie Minton of Brooks-
grandmother Nellie Edna Crawford. ville. Her parternal great-grandpar-
She weighed 8 lbs. 15.2 oz. and ents are Reverend Norris and Don-
measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. na Minton of Brooksville, and the
Jacalyne also joins her proud sis- late William and Nellie Crawford of
ters, Lillian, 3 years old and Rose- Wilmington, Delaware.


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THS Band Boosters News


Bell FFA Alumni
The Bell FFAAlumni will be meet-
ing on Monday, January 14, at 7 p.m.
at the Bell Ag shop. This is a covered
dish meeting. We encourage you to
join us in supporting our local FFA.


St. Leo opens
Trenton office
after 10 years of


partnership with
LCCC
By Chuck Oden, director of Saint
Leo University at Lake City
Community College
For the past decade Saint Leo Uni-
versity and Lake City Community
College have enjoyed a partnership
providing students the ability to ob-
Justin Miller and Katie Miller. tain both associate and bachelor de-
grees on the campus of Lake City
We will be having our first meeting can accomplish. Community College. Students attend
in 2008 on January 14 at 7 p.m. in the We want to thank the School Board Lake City Community College, earn
band room. for listening to our concerns and in- their associate degree and then Saint
We will be discussing the agenda dividually helping us with our band Leo University provides a seamless
for spring. We would love to have at uniform drive, transition into the baccalaureate pro-
least one parent from every member We had a terrific holiday concert. grams.
of all of the bands. Thank you to everyone who came out In January Saint Leo University
The more volunteers, the more we and joined in the fun and music. will open a new office in Trenton,
with classes beginning in August.
Four Bulldog football team. Lee had 205 carries for 1,808 Saint Leo will be located adjacent to
players make All-Area years for the season, the Gilchrist County School Board
Cory Irvin, a junior offensive line- office. The new office will offer
Team man received honorable mention. all programs currently available to
Four Bell High School Bulldog All-Area football teams were se-- Lake City Community College stu-
football players woke up Christmas lected by a Gainesville Sun High dents such as: bachelor degrees in
morning to a great surprise, when School sports editor with assistance Criminal Justice, Elementary Edu-
they found their names listed in the from correspondents, as well as area cation, Middle Grades Education,
Gainesville Sun's All-Area Football coaches. Psychology, Business Administra-
Team.e l lw A e F l . a tion (Management and Accounting
Team. Being named to this list was a big Specializations), Human Services
Those making. the All-Area Foot- honor for the players and the Bulldog Administration, Healthcare Admin-
ball Team are as follows: team who ended their season with istration and Computer Information
Paul Clark, a senior defensive back one of the best records in years, a 9-2 Systems. On-site courses will be
was chosen for the Class A-2A first record. offered in the evening from 6-8:45
team defense. Paul had 52 tackles p.m. to cater to the needs of working
and 7 interceptions for the 9-2 team. professionals. The on-site courses
John Elliot, a senior offensive line- Bell Band Booster are 15 weeks, in length during the
man was named to the Class A-2A fall and spring semesters. Saint Leo
second team offense. John was the meeting University also offers many of these
top blocker for the bulldogs. This Thursd January 10, there degrees online through the Distance
Lee Carlisle, a junior utility player Twilh e aBuand Bo r eti the Learning program. This provides stu-
was named to the Class A-2A second will be a Band Booster meeting in dents with a convenient opportunity
n band room at 7p.m. to supplement the courses they take
------------------- in traditional classrooms. Beyond
S1 (the classroom and curriculum, Saint
ee Lr eo University believes in develop-
W i lter Sale ing critical thinkers who will become
the knowledgeable and ethical lead-
I/3 O( FF ers of tomorrow. The distance learn-
1 O ing courses are offered in eight-week
Starts January 0, 2008 terms and are more condensed than
Closed: Starts January 10,2008 on-site courses. During the summer,
Hours mtwqo condensedon-,site, essions, sum-
Wdnesd 9aiF~ -pm er A and 'suimner B, re available
: -Sundays 386-4544- 37' and one online e ght-week session.
25 North Main Street, High Springs ainmt eoniversity res local ex-
High- ,r ---- - perts from the various fields to teach
courses in a relevant manner while
Water Filtration Lic # CFC051621 maintaining the Commission of the
M AU9S Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS) and Regional
Accreditations. i
The Criminal Justice program now
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Complete Plumbing Service tions. This includes such courses as
Drain Cl eating & Repair 7 Days Service Introduction to Homeland Defense,

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Service Work & New Construction to Terrorism Forensic Scence and
Criminal Justice, Evidence Collec-
1 Additions, RemodelingEtcction and Preservation, Introduction to
MAN IN INCrime Scene Investigation, History
(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801 NowAccept and Science of Criminal Investiga-
Residen tial & Commercial tion, Bodily Fluids as Evidence, etc.
soMany of these courses areavailable
Service Work & New Construction on-line to accommodate thebusy anding






Master PIlu I i aB #CFC057595 counties. With this expertise Saint
^Additions, Remodeling, ^LEtc. changing schedule of criminal justice
__MAN 'and There iseaacritical needafor teachers
SINC 0 in the middle grades, especially math
(352) 498-0703 (352) 4933801 NowAccept and science. Saint Leo University
C-AllR Major Elementary Education graduates are
Cell # (352) 210-0062 Credit Cards some of the most outstanding teach-
Walter Freeman U -S State Certified ers in Columbia and surrounding
Master Plumber I _-- l-I #CFC057595 counties. With this expertise Saint
SF_ i tn ssL Justice ihas designded to training middle
and secondary teachers in the areas
_[ 4l% of English, math and social science.
O The master's degree inap Education-
al Leadership is offered on the Lake









*ianersmstprest N ewE br Aominisran, Educonal Leder-t
City campus. Additionally, students
can earn master degrees in Business
fr m ship and Exceptional Student Educa-
Offer valid linethrough SaintLeo Univer-



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forming Arts C Hot New Tanning Bulbs & Lotenteons r on Friday May
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,, Cardio Theater & Much Morel attend with little to noout-of-pocket


-- -expenses. Saint Leo University also
806 East Wade Street, Trenton (Next to Subway) participatnses in the Florida Pre-pay
S352-463-2930 program.
S3 2-4 -0 Saint Leo University is accredited
Swww.elitefitness-florida.com by the Commission of the Southern
I -__ _No.....l_ Association of Colleges and Schools


(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Geor-
gia 30033-4097: Telephone number
404-679-4501) to award Associate's,
Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
The International Assembly for Col-
legiate Business Education (IACEB)
also accredits Saint Leo University.
Saintleo.edu is for students in Lake
City and others near a continuing ed-
ucation center located at many com-
munity colleges throughout the state
of Florida or located at military bas-
es. The advantage of being near one
of these locations is a lower tuition
rate and face-to-face customer ser-
vice. Each of these locations offers
both onsite and online courses.
Saintleo.com is for students locat-
ed away from continuing education
centers and is accessible anywhere
in the world. The tuition costs are
higher because the delivery method
utilizes greater technology such as
streaming video.
Oden is the Director of Saint Leo
University at Lake City Community
College. He may be reached via e-
mail at charles.oden@saintleo.edu or
by calling (386) 752-6866.


Expanded Public
Shows at Kika
Silva Pla
Planetarium
Santa Fe Community College's
Kika Silva Pla Planetarium debuted
its public shows in September to
an overwhelming reception by the
North Central Florida community.
On Friday, Jan. 11, the planetarium
will reopen after the holiday break
with a broader line-up of shows.
"We're expanding our program-
ming to include children's matinees,
full-dome video planetarium produc-
tions created by .world-class plan-
etariums, and interactive planetarium
shows produced in house," said Lau-
rent Pellerin, the planetarium's direc-
tor.
In addition to planetarium shows,
Pellerin said he'll be adding Cosmic
Concerts to the planetarium's menu.
"These are the 21st century version
of cosmic light shows," said Pel-
lerin.
Trailers for the new shows are
available online at www.sfcc.edu/
planetarium.
Friday nights at 7 p.m. viewers will
see "Southern Nights," an interactive
series that teaches everyday astrono-
my and how to identify planets and
constellations in the current night
skies over North Central Florida.
(Seating: 64, regular admission.) ,
At 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
nights, come see a Cosmi'c Concert:


"Sounds of the Underground" (Seat-
ing: 30, admission $10). This is an
entertainment music show set to
techno, dance, club and rave music
accompanied by a variety of artistic
3-D animations.
On Saturdays at 3 p.m., the Kika
Silva Pla Planetarium will offer a
children's matinee: "Zula- Patrol:
Under the Weather" (Seating: 30,
regular admission). It's based on the
highly-acclaimed Zula Patrol edu-
cational TV series (www.zulapatrol.
com) airing on PBS nationwide. San-
ta Fe's planetarium is only the second
to offer it in Florida.
At 5 p.m. on Saturdays, the Kika
Silva Pla planetarium will be the first
in Florida to offer the Full Dome
Production: "Black Holes: The Other
Side of Infinity" (available seating:
30). Narrated by LiamNeeson, "Black
Holes" brings the current science of
black holes to the dome screen. Sup-
ported by grants from NASA's high-
energy GLAST telescope project and
the National Science Foundation,
this production features high-resolu-
tion, animated visualizations of cos-
mic phenomena working with data
generated by computer simulations.


Audiences will view immersive ani-
mations of the formation of the early
universe, star birth and death, the col-
lision of giant galaxies, and a simu-
lated flight to a supermassive black
hole lurking at the center of our own
Milky Way galaxy.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Pellerin is your
guide to "Night Spirits: Native Amer-
ican Star Lore" (available seating
64). "Night Spirits" explores mod-
em Native American culture, Native
American history, and ancient Native
American astronomical knowledge,
and concludes with Native American
storytelling under one of the most re-
alistic night sky star projectors in the
world.
Kika Silva Pla Planetarium is no
longer waiving its entry fees. Tick-
ets go on sale at the door 30 minutes
before the shows and are cash only.
(Advance tickets are not available at
this time.)
Ticket prices vary depending on
age.
For more information, please call
Laurent Pellerin at (352) 395-5381
or go online to www.sfcc.edu/plan-
etarium.


2008 Gilchrist County L&A Testing

Supervisor of Elections will be holding their
Office L&A (Logic and Accuracy) Testing
on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm
and the Public L&A (Logic and Accuracy) for Early Vote
on Friday,January 11,2008 at 4:00 pm.
Everyone is Invited to Observe
At Supervisor of Elections Office,
112 S Main St-Room 128,Trenton

Connie D. Sanchez
Supervisor of Elections, Gilchrist County, Florida
www.votegilchrist.com
elections@votegilchist.com
463-3194 1-800-741-8083

ABSENTEE BALLOTS
You may call or write for an absentee ballot. Voted absen-
tee ballots must be returned to the Election's office
before 7 pm on election day.
Contact us at:
112 S. Main Street, Room 128
463-3194 or 1-800-471-8083
Early Voting Begins January 14 27
Monday Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Make sure your vote *COUNTS* .
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Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
Serving Citrus Dixie Gilchrist Levy Sumter Counties




















Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tommy Usher Center

506 SW 4th Ave

Chiefland, FL

8:15 am 4:00 pm


Whether you are an early education professional,
a caregiver, or a parent, the topics discussed at this
conference will help enable you to be the best
you can be for your child/children.



Presentation Topics:
Health & Safety in the Early Classroom Setting
Recognizing Speech and Language Patterns
Beyond Cribs and Rattles



Please call (877) 840-5437 to register

for this FREE opportunity!


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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On December 24, 2007, John B.
Hughes, 5/14/47, was arrested on
charges of DUI, Possession of Less
than 20 Grams and Possession of
SDrug Paraphernalia.
On December 24, 2007, Willie T.
Davis, 4/2/87, was arrested on a Levy
County Warrant with the charge of
FTA/Battery Touch or Strike.
On December 26, 2007, Matthew
K. Robinson, 5/9/81, was arrested on
charges of Aggravated Assault with a
Deadly Weapon and Resist without
Violence.
On December 26, 2007, Minyon
A. Akins, 6/4/70, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/DWLSR.
On December 26, 2007, Kelli A.
Burmette, 12/2/81, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Possession of
Less than 20 Grams.
On December 27, 2007, Jacob C.
Pleiman, 4/21/81, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Battery/Domestic
Violence and VOP/Resisting without.
Violence.
SOn December 29, 2007, Gary S.
.Leonard, 2/26/56, was arrested on
'a Pinellas County Warrant with the
charge of Failure to Appear.
SOn December 29, 2007, Rayford
SD. Holder, 8/30/86, was arrested on
Sthe charge of DWLSR.
SOn December 30, 2007, Quintano
iMendoza, 3/30/82, was arrested on
the charge of No Valid Drivers Li-
Scense.
c. On December 30, 2007, Charles O.
';Cannon, 6/10/63, was arrested on the
V charge of DWLSR/Knowingly.
SOn December 30, 2007, John A.
rWilson, Jr., 7/25/79, was arrested on
[.the charge of Giving False Informa-
tion to Law Enforcement Officer.
i On December 31,2007, Kenneth L.
:Fuller, 12/31/37, was arrested on the
v|charge of Disorderly Intoxication.
I On January 1,2008, Jeffrie S. Lew-
ils, 2/7/84, was arrested on the charge
1of Disorderly Intoxication.
On January 3,2008, a Juvenile was
^arrested on a Hillsborough County
Warrant with the charge of Robbery
land Gilchrist County Charges ofPos-
V session of Cocaine, Possession of
iiLess than 20 Grams, Possession of
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Law Enforcement Officer.
On January 3, 2008, Daniel M.
Groves, 12/24/81, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Possession of
Less than 20 Grams.
On January 3, 2008, Thomas L.
Miles, 7/22/76, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Drivers License Re-
strictions.
On January 4, 2008, Michael Sur-
prenant, 12/9/63, was arrested on the
charge of Fugitive from Justice.
On January 4, 2008, Jason R. Mar-
tin, 7/15/76, was arrested on an Ala-
chua County Warrant with the charge
of Fraud/Insufficient Funds Check.
On January 4, 2008, Cory R. Pin-
son, 9/19/87, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Drug Offender
Probation for Offense of CT I: Pos-
session of Controlled Substance(2nd
VOP).
On January 4, 2008, Angela A.
Robinson, 4/8/77, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Sale or Give Alcohol
to a Minor.
On January 4,2008, Daniel R. Fus-
sell, 6/19/55; was arrested on charges
of Aggravated Assault and Battery/
Domestic Violence.
On January 5, 2008, Penny A.
Mooney, 2/26/75, was arrested on
charges of Resisting without Vio-
lence, False Name/Info to a Law En-
forcement Officer and VOP/Burglary
of a Dwelling.
On January 5, 2008, Craig M. Bal-
zafiore, 7/26/74, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On January 5, 2008, Ruth E. Bush-
n'ay, 7/31/69, was arrested on charges
of VOP/Burglary of Conveyance and
VOP/Utter Forged Instrument.
On January 5, 2008, Willie W. Orr,
12/19/52, was arrested on charges
of Possession of Drug Parapherna-
lia and Possession of Crack Cocaine
with Intent to Sell.
On January 5, 2008, Kathy A. Bo-
nilla, 11/8/83, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia.
On January 5, 2008, John J. Rich-
ardson, 9/24/67, was arrested on the
charge of Resist without Violence.


Fred Clark


The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast is pleased to an-
nounce that Fred Clark has joined
their staff as Community Develop-
ment Coordinator.
The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast assists over 4000
children per year and their families.
The primary mission of the Coali-
tion is to provide children zero to
five years of age with subsidized
preschool in a safe and healthy en-
vironment with a developmentally


Cross City man

injured in hunting

accident
A Cross City man was shot and
wounded in a New Year's Day hunt-
ing accident in the Jena Unit of the
Big Bend Wildlife Management
Area.
Larry Edwin Ward, 39, was small
game hunting with his two sons.
The trio decided to move from their
hunting spot to another location, ac-
cording to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
investigators.
As the three started walking with
Ward in the lead, the younger son,
an 8-year-old juvenile, tripped and
fell, discharging the single shot .410
gauge shotgun he was carrying. The
buckshot struck Ward in the lower
left leg, breaking his tibia.
The two boys got help from other
hunters in the area who called 911.
Dixie County EMS transported Ward
to Cross City where he was airlifted
to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for
treatm ent. .. '* ....
1'PWC liesfgihors continUe 6 t in-
'vttgte"Mtliecfdeht. -;l 1


Levy and Dixie
Counties schedule
driver safety class
Aggressive driving usually in-
volves offenses such as following
too closely, speeding, unsafe lane
changes.


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

INFORMATION '
This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January I who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items I through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. IfI am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January I of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What ifI don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all tie pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on
January I would be responsible for the difference. Most title
companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your reactor, attorney or
closing agent to avoid problems in this area.


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
* File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign arid date your return.
* Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
* Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
* It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
* Please include your estimate of fair market.value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
assessment.
* Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself,
* If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please iriforr this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208


Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though thie assetsare assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no mininimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April I.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo fora few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity, is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in thie rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
RETURN IS FILED.


appropriate curriculum for Welfare
to Work, low income, DCF, court
directed, and other at risk families.
The Coalition also administers the
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten pro-
gram.
Mr. Clark has been a lifelong
advocate for children and has de-
voted many years to the business
community in a diverse group of
enterprises. He has owned and
operated several businesses, held
management positions with vari-
ous national corporations, served in
leadership roles with the US Army
Reserve, and has devoted much of
his free time as a volunteer to the.
non-profit sector.
As Community Development
Coordinator, Mr. Clark will be pri-
marily responsible for expanding
awareness of the Coalition, its pro-
grams'and goals. He will be raising
dollars for matching funds, and se-
curing grants for special needs chil-
dren and programs for which funds
are not currently available.
For more information about
the programs offered by the Early
Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast, please call (352)563-9939
or visit their website at www.elc-
naturecoast.o'rg


Take an AARP Driver Safety class.
Completing the two four-hour day
course may entitle you to a multi-
year auto insurance discount. For
more information check with your
insurance carrier.
The course fee is $10 per person
and to register for a class call the list-
ed instructor.
You do not have to be a Florida
resident or an AARP member to reg-
ister. Classes will be held in Willis-'
ton on January 21 and 22 at 9 a.m.
at Williston City Hall, 50 N. Main
Street. Call Linda Cochran at (352)
493-1742. The Chiefland classes will
be held on February 25 and 26 at 9
a.m. at Capital City Bank, 2012 N.
Young Blvd. 'Call Linda Cochran at
(352)493-1742. Cross City classes
will be held on January 14 and 15
at 9 a.m. at Cross City Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 15 NE 144 Street
(across from Woody's Barbershop).
Call Lee Miller at (352)498-5004.


Waters Lake
neighborhood cleanup
'We need your help to keep our
-neighborhood" clean' on Saturday,


From The Desk Of Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending
January 7, 2008


January 19, 2008.
Volunteers are requested to meet at
the Waters Lake park pavilion at 9:30
a.m.
Trash will be picked up from the
Waters Lake bed and area road-
ways. We will use our own vehicles.
Gilchrist County waste management
will provide trash bags for picking up
litter.
The Waters Lake Lot Owners As-
sociation will provide refreshments
after the clean tip for volunteers as-
sisting in this area.
For further information, call the
Ridenours at (352)472-0028.


Woodmen of the

World News
There will be a Woodmen of the
World meeting on January 15th at 6
p.m. at the Lodge Hall. We will in-
stall the new officers at that time.
There will be a chili cook-off, so
bring your best recipe.
Marilyn Surles
Secretary


Historical Society
meeting on January 15
The Gilchrist County Historical
Society will hold its first meeting of
the new year at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
January 15, at the Trenton Commu-
nity Center.
The public is invited and encour-
aged to attend. We would like your
input for this year's planning activi-
ties. Topics of discussion this meet-
ing will include the county historical
markers new location plan as well as
our activities to support a Memorial
Day program.
Please come and share your views
and help us share our unique history.
See you then.

SVL Board Meeting
Notice
The Suwannee Valley Leagues Inc.
will have a January board meeting
on Monday, January 14,2008 in the
McArthur Park 'cpaif rence'./rooia.
We .would love to hear from you!
See you there! -


Fred Clark joins the Early

Learning Coalition staff


Does your information match

up?
By: Paul D. Barnes
Social Security Regional
Commissioner
Tax time is right around the cor-
ner. Soon you will be receiving your f c
W-2s from your employer(s) and tax
information from the IRS.
Carefully check your name, Social
Security number and all of the data
on your W-2s and on your Social Se-
curity card. A mismatch could delay
your tax refund and cause problems
with your Social Security benefits in
the future. Such errors are easy to
fix.
If you've legally changed your
name due to marriage, divorce; court
order, or for any other reason, make
sure you change your name with So-
cial Security by applying for a new Paul D. Barnes
Social Security card. Make sure you on behalf of the child or your family.







chidang aydepenamenwthon your a em- yonbehlf of thecido your upae fanuly
change youras name with. your er- To apply for a Social Security card,
player as well. If you don't, it could all you need to do is complete a one-
cause your earnings to be improperly al icato do vide p of
recorded, page application and provide proof of
If you are the parent of a newborn, identity, age, and citizenship. In the
you want to make sure that the new- case of a child's first card, you also
est family member has a Social Secu- need to prove that you are the parent.
rity number too. Most people apply For-a name change, you will need to
for their baby's Social Security card provide documentation with your old
while they're still in the hospital at and new names.
the same time they apply for the birth For more information about get-
certificate. But if you didn't, you'll ting a Social Security card and num-
need to apply for your child's Social ber for your child, or to change your
Security number in order to claim the name and get a replacement card for
child as a dependent on your tax re- yourself with your updated informa-
turnd .sou' also need nt i you ever tion, visit Social Security's website at
need to apply for government benefits www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE

FROM

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

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

-IMPORTANT-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION .- $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by A Homestead Exemption Granted CITY OF TRENTON
MARCH 1, 2008 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. For 2007 RESIDENTS ONLY ADDITIONAL
In order to qualify for this exemption you must: Will AutRESIDENTS ONLY ADDITIONAL
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007. Will Automatically Be Renewed HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2007. For 2008. PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of For 2008, City of Trenton residents 65'and
January 1, 2008. older who meet an income limitation may be
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and eligible for an additional $25,000 homestead
Appraiser's Office. return a renewal card for exemption on property which they have the
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or H m ta ptin legal and equitable title to and maintain
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the omestead Exemption.thereon their permanent residence. For 2007,
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: the income limitation was $24,214. In order to
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida If filing for the first time, be considered, a sworn statement of adjusted
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a gross income of household must be filed with
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both you must come the property appraiser's office during the filing
husband and wife If filing on a mobile home you need to to the Property Appraiser's Office. period of January 1 March 1.
bring title(s) or registration(s) to mobile home.

$500 WIDOW'S / DISABLED VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
EXEMPTION Any ex-service member who is a DISABIITY
Any widow/widower who is a permanent resident of Florida and DISABILITY
permanent Florida resident may is disabled at least 10% in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled.shall
claim this exemption. If the by service-connected misfortune receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
widow/widower remarries she/he Is entitled to a $,000 exemption. veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
Is no longer eligible and if the If tiling for the first time, please of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
husband and wife were divorced present a certificate from the was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
before his/her death, the woman United States Government. Under a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
is not considered a widow, nor the certain circumstances the benefit disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
man a widower. If filing for the of this exemption can carry over the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
first time, please present a Death to the veteran's spouse in the appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military dservice, an
Certificate or other proof of your event of the veteran's death, official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
widow/widower status Consult your appraiser for details. of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


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


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES

Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine
their residency status. If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, residency
documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 .(352) 463-3190
1-800-219-3208


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Dixie Echoes coming to

Chiefland


The Dixie Echoes


The Dixie Echoes are coming to
Chiefland. This legendary quartet will
be appearing on January 17, 2008 at
the First United Methodist Church,
707 N Main Street.
For over 48 years, The Dixie Echoes
have been delivering the good news
of the Gospel through their spiritu-
ally uplifting musical ministry. Since
their formation in 1960, The Dixie
Echoes have enjoyed much success
and are probably best remembered
for their performances on the Gospel
Singing Jubilee, which aired in the
late 60s and early 70s. The quartet
consists of long-time lead vocalist
Randy Shelnut, baritone Randy Shel-
nut, Jr., tenor Dallas Rogers, and bass
vocalist Pat Barker. The quartet is ac-
companied by award winning pianist


t


Stewart Vamado. Although consid-
ered to be one of the pioneer Gospel
groups, The Dixie Echoes have main-
tained a refreshing vocal style and'a
diverse song selection that appeal to
audiences of all ages.
This concert will begin at 7:30
p.m. To obtain additional informa-
tion regarding this exciting musical
event, call Elvira Westbury at 352-
493-4692, the church office at 352-
493-4627, or The Praise Shop at 352-
493-0209.
Make plans now to join the Dixie
Echoes at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 707 N Main Street,
Chiefland, Fl. on January 17 for an
exciting evening of Gospel quartet
music.


First Baptist Ckhurch


Welcomes You!
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton

(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PMVf

D9MNAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038,for more information
or
www.fbctrentonfl.org


MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

JANUARY 16.19

with ,
Brent Hunter


Wednesday -
7:30pm: How to give & receive constructive criticism
Thursday -
7:00pm: How to honor the woman
7:45pm: Creative parenting: Thinking out of the box
Friday -
7:00pm: The gift of submission Part 1
7:45pm: The gift of submission Part 2
Saturday -
9:30am: Successful quarrelling
10:30am: Marriage as a spiritual covenant
11:15am: Enriching marital commitment

TRENTON CHURCH Of CHRIST
502 NE 7TH STREET, TRENTON, FLORIDA
www.trentonchurchofchrist.com


January 27th


Church News

Heart Matters
I was talking to a friend sometime
back about living life on a budget.
"Budget!" she said, "Isn't that where
you rent a car when you go on vaca-
tion?" Needless to say, we were not
on the same page. Actually the word
"budget" has gotten a bum rap. It is
basically just spending your money
on paper before you spend it in life.
Author John Maxwell says, "A bud-
get is telling your money where to go
instead of wondering where it went."
Last week, Heart Matters addressed
the stress that financial struggles can
bring to our relationships, and dis-
covered that contentment is a key fi-
nancial concept to put into practice.
While this is true, it is difficult to put
into place when financial problems
are mounting and we find ourselves
in over our heads. At this point, we
need some basic, practical help about
how to climb out of the mess, we are
in.
A simple budget is a great place
to start because it allows us to spend
the money we have on purpose and
with intention. The good news is that
we don't have to wait for a perfect
mon.th...we can start right where we
are. Overspend during the holidays?
Credit card debt dragging you under?
Begin by writing down what you
have today: income and expenses.
This is your game plan; where you
tell your money what you want it to
do...give every dollar a name on pa-
per. It won't be perfect the first time,
but stay motivated and don't give
up...after a few months, you will
have a much clearer picture of your
finances and a better handle on your
spending. If you have trouble stick-
ing to your budget, try to" stay away
from places that tempt you to spend.
Just like it's not smart for an alcoholic
to hang out at a bar, if you don't have
extra money to spend, don't go to the
mall, Home Depot or Bass Pro...you
get the idea.
The goal of a budget is to manage
your money and over time, reduce
your total debt. The message of our
world today is "Enjoy now and pay
for it later." However, the Bible says
in Proverbs 22:7 that "the borrower
is slave to the lender." When we are
in debt, we are slaves to what and
whom we owe. The Bible goes on to
say in Matthew 6:24 that "No one can
serve two masters...you cannot serve
both God and money." Debt means
our money belongs to someone else
and we are not free to use the mon-
ey.we have to help those in crisis,
those in need, or support God's Wrk
throughdiut'dur 6fwoia. 1 bottom lii'
we cannot serve God with our money
when we are slaves to our lenders.
-Motivational expert Zig Ziglar was
quoted as saying, "If you aim at noth-
ing, you will hit it every time! Let's
begin 2008 by living with purpose to-
ward our financial health and easing
the stress in our relationships... be-
cause your heart matters.
Blessings! Angie

Letter to the citizens
(Continued from Page 3)
always will be to make orga-
nized recreation available to all the
youth of our county. However, to
date, the all encompassing job has
become immensely time consuming
and overwhelmingly labor intensive
necessitating a change in direction
if we are to continue to provide an
"available to all youth" organized
recreation facility / program within
our county.
At present, McArthur Park has
three fields (with one more on the
way) which serve' as multi-use
fields for the sports of baseball/
softball, soccer, and football/cheer-
leading. It also has an outdoor
basketball court for use during
our basketball program. Unfortu-
nately, these facilities cannot meet
the needs of our youth. If not
for the good graces of our county
commission, county school board,


- February 1st


7:30 pm each night

Sunday 11:00 am and 7:30 pm


Speaker will be Tommy Nelson


local municipalities, churches and
private property owners we would
most certainly have to become
an exclusive sports organization
limiting the number of children
whom can participate in our pro-
grams. Whose child should we
include, more importantly, whose
child should we exclude ? These
are questions the good people of
Gilchrist County should never have
to address because we care about
all of our youth and we believe
in raising them the best way we
can !
Any athletic activity has been
and always will be a major part
of a child's development, we all
know exercise is healthy! How-
ever, participation in organized
recreation provides more than just
athletic activity. More importantly,
organized recreation introduces so
many important human develop-
ment values to a child's window
of opportunity at "real" human
growth, that to deny her/him such
could be detrimental to their fu-
ture as a productive citizen of our
Gilchrist County community. A
child's continued participation in
organized recreation will help tre-
mendously in their becoming the
most productive citizen they can
be for our. community's future. I
truly believe, the more years a
child participates in an organized
recreation program the better that
person will be as an adult in her/
his professional, personal and spiri-
tual life. I know I would be "bet-
ter for it" had I participated longer
and I know people in our commu-
nity who are "better for it" hav-
ing had a lengthy participation in
organized sports and so do you !
Our county population has grown
and so has our number of children
between the ages of 4-18. GCRA
and SVL can no' longer manage
the whole workload, if we are to
continue to make available youth
recreation to all of our children.
It's time to turn the reigns over
to the good wisdom of our elected
county commission. Our children
need everyone's support in provid-
ing a county recreation department
funded, maintained and operated
by Gilchrist county.
Remember: your support of the
non-binding referendum supports
your child.
Together, we'll make all of our
children better.
Steve Buckles


Restocking your tackle
Ix ffr. the, rew ,yar, ,,,,
Iy Agy~d Puckett,,,, ., ', i
If you're like me, I m sure more
than a few people have already asked
what you want for Christmas. Some
people have said that it's hard to buy
me presents but it's really not. As far
as Christmases, birthdays any day -
goes for me, you can never go wrong
with fishing gear. So whether you're
making your wish list or trying to de-
cide how to spend a gift card to your
favorite sporting goods store, the hol-
idays present an exciting opportunity
for you to load up your tackle box for
the upcoming year arming you with
the tools you need to make 2008 the
year you catch the big ones.
So before you cash in your gift
cards on tacky, shirts and talking fish,
here's some of the things you're sure
to need in your boat this year.
A long, cold winter in the closet or
the garage can be extremely damag-
ing to fishing line. The normal wear
and tear of scraping the line on rocks
and stumps, the constant straining
of the line as you. wrench those big
bucketmouths into the boat and sun-
light all work together to weaken the
structural integrity of the toughest,
best-made fishing lines. Most pros
respool their reels' after every day of
competition. Sure, it can be time con-
suming especially when you're tired
- but you don't want to miss the cut or
a paycheck because a fish broke your
line. This year, Trilene 100% Fluoro-
carbon debuted and it is the hottest
line on tour. All the pros including
myself use it for nearly every ap-
plication that requires getting a bait
down the in the water. It's stronger,
more sensitive and resistant to abra-
sions and has almost no stretch. It's a
must for going after big, finicky fish.
If you were really good this year,
maybe you've got enough money on
the gift card to get a new rod or reel.
Abu Garcia released the REVO Pre-
mier this year, the smoothest, fastest
arid toughest REVO ever built. The
REVO Premier is a heavy duty, low-
profile reel that's perfect for flipping
jigs or retrieving crank baits and has
all the features you need to land even
the biggest fish. Also, Berkley's new


TEC Tools came out this year, too,
and they are the toughest and most
comfortable-to-use tools I've ever
had in the boat. From the new Pis-
tol Trigger Grips for fish that bite to
digital scales and superline shears (a
must when using FireLine), you'll be
using TEC Tools for years because
they'll last that long.
And finally, if you've got any mon-
ey left over, this is a great time of year
to pick up some really good deals on
baits. Who knows where you'll be
able to fish this year or what the fish
will be biting when you get there. I
like to keep some various sizes and
colors on board. Lately, I've been
stocking up on pails of Gulp! Alive!.


These new baits, packaged in Gulp!
juice have more flavor and a better
shape and action and are deadly on
bass.
A trip to the sporting goods store is
a great way to spend one of the cold
winter days that stand in the way of
you hitting the water. Take your kids
or grandkids with you and pick them
up something, too, that way you're
sure to have someone to share the
experience with this year. So don't
let those gift cards go to waste, turn
them into something that will help
you catch the fish of a lifetime in


2008.
Boyd Duckett, from Demopolis,
Ala., is the 2007 Bassmaster Clas-
sic champion and currently fishes the
BASS Elite Series.


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


7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net www. backtobethel.org


352-463-2028


Trenton Community Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2_6)

10:5Q a.m. Sunday Worshi Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+61-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich



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


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

WE WELCOME YOU TO

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

S$INDAY SCHOOL ............................ 9:45 AM
MORNING WOR$SHIP ............................ 11 AM
EVENING. WORHIP ................................. 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM

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

YOU ARE WELCOME AT

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

Sunday School........................ 10:00 AM
Morning Worship................... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship....................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.


Pastor Jerry Milton


Youth Director Josh Dease


www.priscillaatbell.org


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


You Are Invited To Attend A






at


Bethel Church of Christ

2.5 miles west of Bell on CR-313


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


Ayers Health and Rehabilitation

Center thanks community for

holiday support
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Blue Springs 4-H club decorated
Christmas trees.


Ayers Health and Rehabilitation


Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus give a gift to Lillian Shepherd.


We had a wonderful Christmas
season here at Ayers because of the
support of so many organizations
and individuals who came to make
our residents a part of their holiday
season.
We started off with Blue Springs
4-H Club decorating three of our
home Christmas trees. Our residents
thoroughly enjoy watching the young
people and we appreciate all their
[ help. We had several kindergarten
classes and daycares visit us.
Church carolers were a treat for all
to enjoy during the holiday season..
Best of all was a visit from Mr. and
Mrs. Santa Claus. All of the residents


lined up to receive a Christmas gift
and a picture taken with that special
couple. Gifts were given by partners
at Ayers who signed up for a certain
resident, then bought their gift. We all
had fun at the big event. As you can
see we had a very busy December.
We ended the year with a New
Year's party with finger foods and
sparkling cider, and horns and hats to
go with the occasion.
Thanks to all of our volunteers
who helped us during 2007. You are
the heart of our home here at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center.
We hope that each of you will have a
happy and prosperous New Year!


FWC NeWs.Releae-for .NewYear
includes new rules for people who
possess or exhibit wildlife


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has established new rules for people
who possess or exhibit wildlife that
recently came into effect or will be-
home effective at the beginning of
2008.'
As of Jan. 1, people licensed' to
possess captive wildlife, nonnative
venomous reptiles or Reptiles of
Concern must have a 'Captive Wild-
life Critical Incident and Disaster
Plan. This plan outlines how owners
or exhibitors should secure or evacu-
ate their animals in the event of natu-
ral disasters and critical incidents.
Additionally, people licensed to pos-
sess or exhibit Class I wildlife, non-
native venomous reptiles or Reptiles
of Concern must report any escape
immediately to the FWC's Division
of Law Enforcement.
Class I wildlife such as lions,
bears, crocodiles, chimpanzees and
rhinoceros are defined as wildlife
posing a significant danger to peo-
ple.
"These new rules are for the pro-
tection and welfare of people and the
wildlife," said Capt. Linda Harrison
of FWC's Investigations Section.
"We hope to prevent problems. The
requirement of this plan gives per-
imittees something to think about. If
an escape or natural disaster should


occur, it is better to be prepared to ad-
equately respond to the situation."
Exhibiting wildlife will require
some establishments and private
wildlife owners to pay more. In
2007, the bond for exhibiting venom-
ous reptiles increased from $1,000 to
$10,000. Effective Feb. 1, people or
businesses exhibiting Class I captive
wildlife will be required to provide a
surety bond or a financial responsibil-
ity guarantee of $10,000 or maintain
$2 million in general comprehensive
liability insurance, with $2 million
required per occurrence.
Anyone who possesses a Class I
wildlife permit with limited excep-
tions now must have a minimum of
5 acres of property. Additionally, fa-
cilities housing Class I captive wild-
life cannot be in areas zoned solely
for residential use.
Class II wildlife also can pose a
danger to people. They include many
species of monkeys, bobcats, cou-
gars, wolves, coyotes and caiman.
Class II wildlife owners must now
have a minimum of 2 1/2 acres. The
FWC will require substantial experi-
ence and specific cage and facility
requirements to be met before it will
issue a permit.
Nonnative venomous reptiles are
all species of venomous snakes and
lizards that do not occur naturally in


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MDA seeks
volunteer
counselors for
2008 summer
camp
The Muscular Dystrophy Associa-
tion is searching for summer camp
volunteers who are looking for a re-
warding and memorable experience.
Volunteer counselors are needed to
assist young people with neuromus-
cular diseases and help them enjoy a
fun-filled MDA summer camp June
7th through June 12th at Epworth by
the Sea, St. Simon's Island.
Applicants must be at least 16
years old and able to lift and care for
a young person between the ages of 6
.and 21. Each volunteer counselor be-
comes a companion to a camper with
a neuromuscular disease and helps
them with daily activities such as
eating, bathing and dressing. Coun-
selors will also assist campers with
recreational activities such as arts
and crafts, swimming and horseback
riding.
"MDA summer camp is a special
week of the year when children with
muscular dystrophy can enjoy them-
selves in a peer group and can partici-
pate in a full range of outdoor activi-
ties adapted to their abilities," MDA
Chapter President Chris Cogle said.
"Besides being great fun, camp helps
youngsters grow and develop emo-
tionally and socially it's truly the
highlight of the year, for both camp-
ers and volunteers."
At no charge to families, MDA's
summer camp program serves some
4,200 campers nationwide in nearly
80 locations for weeklong sessions.
Last year, almost 5,000 volunteers
helped make this possible.
To obtain a volunteer application
or learn about other ways to support
MDA's summer camp program, call
your local MDA office at (800) 572-
1717. More information about sum-
mer camp volunteers can be found at
www.mda.org/clinics/camp.
MDA is a voluntary health agency
working to defeat more than 40 neu-
romuscular diseases through pro-
grams of worldwide research, com-
prehensive services, and far-reaching
professional and public health educa-
tion.
The Association's very rewarding
programs are funded almost entirely
by generous individual private con-
tributors.


Florida. Reptiles 6f Conceffiaredthe'
Indian or Burmese'pythoni,'Afritoaft
rock python, amethystine python, re-
ticulated python, green anaconda and
Nile monitor lizard. People possess-
ing any venomous reptiles or Rep-
tiles of Concern must be permitted,
paying a fee of $100 per year. They
also must meet new, stricter caging
and facility requirements.
"Some of these reptile species pose
a threat to human life or Florida's na-
tive species,'' Harrison said. "Obvi-
ously, venomous reptiles can be haz-
ardous to human health. Normative
species, which have been released
into the wild and thrived, may poten-
tially wreak havoc on native species,
which are falling prey to them."
People who possess venomous rep-
tiles are.now required to mark cages
and enclosures with a card stating,
"Danger, Venomous Reptile." The
card must identify the reptile, and
it also must accompany the reptile
when it is removed from its cage. A
bite or exposure protocol is required,
which provides the name of an emer-
gency contact and information on
what to do should a bite occur.
People who own nonnative venom-
ous reptiles or Reptiles ,of Concern for
personal use must have the animals
permanently identified. Nonnative
venomous reptiles must be identified
by photograph or by implantation of a
passive integrated transponder (PIT)
tag, also referred to as a microchip.
Reptiles of Concern must be perma-
nently identified by implantation of
a. PIT tag. The PIT tag number and


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Gilchrist County Journal
New Subscription Rates
Gilchrist, Dixie, Levy
Counties $22.00
In State $28.00
Out of State $32.00
Mail checks to Gilchrist County
Journal at 207 N. Main St.,
Trenton, FL 32693


specimen information i must be miaini-
tained in theowner's records.,,'
Owners of any nonnative venom-
ous reptiles or Reptiles of Concern
acquired prior to Jan. 1, 2008, will
have until July 1 to meet the PIT tag-
ging requirement. Any specimens
acquired after Jan. 1 must be perma-
nently identified when the animal is
acquired.
People possessing venomous rep-
tiles or Reptiles of Concern are also
required to keep records of changes
in inventory, which are a result of
births, deaths, acquisition, sales or
transfers. Records must be readily
available for inspection by FWC per-
sonnel. These records als6 must be
submitted to the FWC.
People who sell venomous reptiles
or Reptiles of Concern must submit
these records twice a year: once upon
application and again six months
later. People who possess venom-
ous reptiles or Reptiles of Concern
for personal use must submit these
records upon application and when
there is an inventory change.
On July 1, 2007, red-eared slider
turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans)
became listed as a Conditional Spe-
cies. People who acquired red-eared
slider turtles after July 1, 2007, must
have a permit. No permit will be is-
sued for personal possession.
People who possess red-eared slid-
ers acquired before July 1, 2007, may
keep those specimens without a per-
mit until they are legally transferred
or disposed of. After July 1, 2008,
however, no one may have a red-
eared slider as a pet that is less than
4 inches in size. Those owning the
turtles legally may not allow them to
reproduce, and all eggs must be de-
stroyed.
It is illegal to release any nonna-
tive species into the wild in Florida.
As of this year, penalties for certain
captive-wildlife-law violations have
increased, and in some instances,
people who repeatedly violate cap-
tive wildlife laws and rules pan be
charged with a felony.
"In a situation where we have a
repeat offender of captive wildlife'
rules, the perpetrator will face in-
creased minimum fines or penalties
for additional convictions. Repeat
offenders may even lose their license
or permit," Harrison said. "In some
instances, the perpetrator could be
charged with a third-degree felony,
with a fine of up to $5,000 and pos-
sible imprisonment for up to five
years, although in most situations,
that would not be the case."
"We would prefer to educate peo-
ple about responsibly owning and ex-
hibiting wildlife."
To learn more about wildlife own-
ership and exhibition laws or to ob-
tain permits, visit MyFWC.com/per-
mits.

41


Lil' Farmers 4-H club met on
December 3, 2007. We had our
Christmas party and held a holi-
day appetizer and dessert contest.
Winner's were Austin Thomas,
Alex and Natalie Chason, Cassan-
dra and Zachary Barron.
Ourmembers donated toys for
the Guardian ad Litem program.
We also collected $210.00 which
will be donated to the Food Pantry
of Gilchrist County. This equaled
approximately 1050 pounds of
food for our community. Way to
go Lil' Farmers.
We also had a group ginger-
bread-house building contest, and
discussed the upcoming county
events and the fair. Everyone re-
ported their animals were doing
well.
Lil' Farmers would like to wish
everyone a Happy New Year.
Baylee Rolling
Lil' Farmers 4-H


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The dance will be held in the 1930s
Recreation Hall located on the banks
of the Santa Fe River in O'Leno State
Park.
Fees include regular park admis-
sion plus tickets: $5.00 for adults,
$3.00 for children,
To learn more about the park. visit
www. floridastateparks.org/oleno


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Dance contra, circles and squares
to live -music hosted by the Flying
Turtles String Band will be presented
on Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m. These are the dances
that were the rage in the mid 1800s
when the town of Leno thrived! First
time dancers are welcome, a caller
will walk you through each of the
dances.


Sybil A. Hobgood to Gerald Den-
nis Montgomery. warranty deed,
$10.00.
Gerald Dennis Montgomery and
Denise Montgomery to Sybil A. Hob-
good, warranty deed, $10.00.
Jimmie D. Rogers and Glenda F.
Rogers to Jimmie D. Rogers, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Lot 7 Waccasassa
Campsites Unit 1.
Encompass International LLC
to Zalman Segal, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 43 Santa Fe Ranch Sub-
division.
Gerald L. Auck and Virginia M.
Auck to Gerald L. Auck, Virginia M.
Auck, and Virginia M. Auck Revo-
cable Trust, warranty deed, $10.00.
Theodore M. Burt to Theodore M.
Burt, Trustee of the Tax Certificate
Revocable Trust, statutory warranty
deed, $10.00, Lots 15 and 22 River-
view Estates and Lots 25 Oak Ham-
mock Estates.
Kermit Theodore Hilliard to Bar-
bara Johnson Jara, warranty deed,
$1.00.
Doris M. Hill to Ralph E. Shup-


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Gilchrist County

land transactions


large number of Indians served in the
Confederate Army.
The re-enactors came in period
wardrobe, including the re-enactors
wife "Laney" who came dressed as a
Seminole woman. They also brought
items for display and after the pre-
sentation they explained each item
and its purpose.


ing, II and Mary M. Shuping, general
warranty deed, $325,000.00, Lot 6
and 7 Ayers' Meadows.
Jessie L. White to Jessie L. White
and Irwin I. White. quit claim deed,
$10.00.
Ron C. Townsend and Amy E.
Townsend to Jessica L. Scarborough
and Joshua B. Scarborough, warranty
deed, $10.00.
Gina L. Saunders, Scarlett E. Mer-
ckel a/k/a Scarlet E. Merckel, and
Misty R. Welsh to Matthew Todd
Hanna, trustee's deed, $10.00, Lot
23 of Cain Mill Woods Second Ad-
dition.
Matthew Todd Hanna to Stanley L.
Tannehill, warranty deed, $50,000.00,
Lot 23 Cain Mill Woods Second Ad-
dition.
Johnfiie Russ Dalton to Johnson
and Son Land Development, Inc.,
general warranty deed, $105,000.00,
Lot 10 GILCO.
Kenneth R. Luzader to Sherry
Hayes-Luzader and Kenneth R. Lu-
zader, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 8
River Bend Subdivision.


SRWMD lands open for
hog hunting
Wild-hog hunting will be allowed
during the 2008 small-game hunt
season at the following three wildlife
management areas (WMAs) located
on Suwannee River Water Manage-
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Old time dance at O'Leno


AARP News 7 through February 3. Dogs may be
On December 18, 2007, Gilchrist used for hog hunting in the dog hunt-
County Chapter # 2133 received a ing area but not in the still hunt area.
Certificate of Excellence plaque from Steinhatchee Springs WMA -Janiu-
the AARP Florida. ary 19 through February 17. No hog
Alphonso Johnson, District Area dogs allowed. Middle Aucilla WMA
Team Leader, presented the plaque to January 7 through March 3. No hog
President Nancy Padgett. Our Chap- dogs allowed.
ter is one of only six in the state to Rifles are prohibited. Other WMAs
receive this honor. They feel that we are also open for hog hunting dur-
are doing an excellent job for AARP ing the small-game season. Proper
as well as our community. licenses, permits and stamps are re-
. The next regular AARP Meeting quired, and hunters are encouraged
will be held in the Trenton Commu- to review and become familiar with
nity Center on January 15. At this the regulations for each WMA before
meeting we will be honored to have hunting.
Dr. Shugar, Opthamologist, speak Due to drought conditions, please
to us on diseases of the eyes. Also, use extreme caution in all outdoor
we will have a luncheon of soup and activities. Sparks from vehicles,
sandwiches (desserts too), which all equipment and cigarettes can start a
attending should bring. In order to wildfire.
keep our donations to the Food Bank For more information contact the
going, we ask that you come "Can Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
in Hand." Hope to see you there at tion Commission at (386)758-0525
10:30 a.m. or www.myfwc.com. Or contact the
Norm Conti Suwannee River Water Manage-
Publicity ment District at (386)362-1001 or
(800)226-1066.


Veterans news
John Hance O'Steen Camp of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans held
their monthly SCV meeting at the
Bell Community Center. The camp
speakers were two Seminole war-
riors (Re-enactors), plus the wife of
one of the Seminoles. They spoke of
the American Indians in the War Be-
tween the States. It turned out that a


NOTICE
The' Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) Program will hold a SHIP
educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 17, 2008 in the Gilchrist County
Commissioners Meeting Room at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to
the public. Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is
required to attend a SHIP class. If you have any
questions, please call the SHIP Program office at
,352-463-4021.
Charlotte.Pedersen
Program Administrator

Pub: January 10 & 17, 2008b


Robert P. Marsh
Owners/Directors Dawn F. Marsh


Lic#C03GIO007


GILCHRIST COUNTY
ANIMAL SERVICES


'PET OF THE WEEK'


Hello, my name is Sable. I am about 2 years old
and I am a Smooth Coat Collie mix. These
people that are taking care of me have been
absolutely wonderful to me, but I really would
like a fur-ever home. At the place where I was
picked up I got along really well with the other
dogs. But I'm not real sure about cats, I haven't
been around too many of those. If you would
like more information on me, please call
Gilchrist County Animal Services at
35,2-463-3158. Thank you for looking at me!


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008


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Mrs. Christine Cargle


Clyatt
Christine Cargle Clyatt, 91 of Wil-
liston passed away January. 1, 2008
at Williston Rehab. Born in Geneva
County, Alabama she has been in
Levy County since 1946. She was
a member of the United Methodist
Church in Chiefland.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Don Humes Clyatt.
She is survived by her sister-in-
law, Montine Kuzma of Gainesville;
nieces, Monte Marchant of Gaines-
ville and Dee Ann Calhoun of Wil-
liamsburg, Virginia; great-niece and
caregiver Mary Hope of Archer;
other nieces, Patsy Livermore, Gloria
Tillis, Charlotte Yearty and nephew
Carl Williams.
Graveside services were held Sat-
urday, January 5 at 2 p.m. at Chiefland
Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Chiefland.


Mrs. Mary Hale Mizell
Mary Hale Mizell of Cedar Key
passed away on Tuesday, January 1,
'2008, at her childhood home in Cedar
Key.
Mrs. Mizell was born in Cedar
.Key in 1910 to Ida Little Hale and
William Henry Hale, and attended
Cedar Key School and Florida State
College for Women. After graduat-
ing, she returned to Cedar Key to
teach the fifth grade. She married
John Keener Mizell of Gainesville in
1932 and soon after moved to Lees-
burg, Florida. After her mother died
in 1978, she returned to Cedar Key
and renovated her family's historic
home. She contributed her garden-
ing expertise to the grounds of Christ
Episcopal Church mnd her knowledge
of Cedar Key history to the Cedar
Key Historical Society and to several
publications about Cedar Key.
Mrs. Mizell was a member of
Christ Episcopal Church.
SShe is survived by a daughter,
SElizabeth Mizell of Baltimore; a sis-
: ter and brother-in-law, Janet and Bill
.' Betts of Cedar Key; and a niece and
nephew, Jane Betts Ireland of Gaith-
; ersburg, Maryland, and Charles Hale
Betts of Washington, DC.
0 Service was held Sunday, January
,6, at Christ Episcopal Church of Ce-
dar Key.
In lieu of flowers, please make
, donations to Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties, 311 NE 9th Street,
, Chiefland, FL 32626.
'' Arrangements are under the direc-
'tion of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Servic-
S es of Chiefland.


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or not.
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Mr. Lawrence Edward
Moore
Mr. Lawrence Edward Moore, 89,
passed away Monday, December 31,
2007 in Suwannee Health Care Cen-
ter at Live Oak following a long ill-
ness.
The Gilchrist County resident was
born April 3, 1918, in Oolitic, Indi-
ana, the son of the late Clyde and
Ola Mae Staggs Moore. He was a
US Army veteran of World War II, a
machinist for a weapons manufactur-
ing company and affiliated with the
High Springs Seventh-Day Adventist
Church in High Springs.
Survivors include his wife, Jacque-
line Moore of Branford; stepdaugh-
ter, Linda Berry of Branford; stepson,
Roger Ruggles of Midway, Georgia;
sister, Mary Judy and brother, Clar-
ence Moore, Jr., both of Redford,
Indiana; seven grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were conducted
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
at the High Springs Seventh-Day Ad-
ventist Church with pastor Anthony
Crawford officiating.
Daniels Funeral Homes and Cre-
matory of Branford is in charge of
arrangements.



Mr. Wallace Virgil
Pittman
Wallace Virgil Pittman, 87, of
Chiefland passed away January 5,
2008 at his home. He was born in
Ty Ty, Georgia and served in the US
Navy during WWII. He was an ap-
pliance repairman.
He is survived by his daughter,
Nancy Pittman of Chiefland; son,
William Pittman of Terryville, Con-
necticut, son and daughter-in-law Da-
vid and Diane Pittman of Cape Coral,
and daughter-in-law Diana Pittman of
Chiefland; his sister,' Louise Benson
of Tifton, Georgia; grandchildren,
Wallace H. Pittman, Melissa Pittman,
Philip Pittman, Nina Ashley Pittman,
Samantha Pittman, Kaicea Lisa Pitt-
man, Amber Nicole Pittman, Heather
Pittman, Justin Pittman, Jeremy Pitt-
man, and Barry Michael Pittman; and
great-grandchildren, Haley Nicole
Welsh, David and, Heavon Driggers.
Funeral services will be Saturday,
January 12 at 2 p.m. at Harrell-Fair-
cloth Funeral Home in Moultrie.



Mrs. Eloise Loretta
Sheppard
Eloise Loretta Sheppard, 61, of
Cross City passed away on Friday,
January 4, 2008 at her home.
Mrs. Sheppard was born in Jena
and lived her lifetime in Dixie Coun-
ty. She enjoyed fishing and being in
the woods. Mrs. Sheppard retired
as office manager for Coast Gas in
Cross City.
She is preceded in death by her
brother, J.V. Lockler and her parents,
Verne and Allie Lockler.
She is survived by her husband,
Edward Sheppard of Cross City;
sons, Rick Sheppard of St. Peters-


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City; daughter, Rhonda Ritchie of
Tampa; brother, Glen Lockler of
Sun Springs; sisters, Pearl Osteen
of Horseshoe Beach, Jonell Douglas
and Evelyn Koon both of Lake City
and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sun-
day, January 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
with Reverend James Butler offici-
ating. Burial followed at the Butler
Cemetery in Horseshoe Beach. A
visitation was held Saturday, January
5, 2008 between the hours of 6 and
8 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.



Ms. Mary Margaret
Welch
Ms. Mary Margaret Welch, 58 of
Old Town passed away Tuesday,
January 1, 2008 at North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center in Gainesville.
She moved to Dixie County five years
ago from Palmetto..
She is survived by her companion,
Roy Brown of Old Town; brothers,
Timothy Reich and Lee Arthur Reich
both of Mocksville, North Carolina;
her sister, Kathy Reich of Walker-
town, North Carolina.
Funeral services were held Friday,
January 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.
A visitation was held prior to services
between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.
Burial was at Chapel Hill Gardens in
Dade City.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


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Mrs. Evangeline
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Evangeline Folsom Willis passed
away at Ayers Health and Rehabilita-
tion Center in Trenton on December
26,2007.
She is predeceased in death by her
husband of 65 years, Hugh Tom Wil-
lis.
Mrs. Willis was born in Lowndes
County, Georgia on April 20, 1920.
She graduated from Georgia Baptist
Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia as a reg-
istered nurse, followed by many years
of nursing in Gainesville, Florida.
She was an astute business women
and was jointly responsible with her
husband for operation of the Colum-
bia Livestock Market and their cattle
and timber business.
Survivors include a brother Win-
ston Folsom of Moultrie, Georgia;
two sons, Thomas Wendell Willis
and wife Ruth of Gainesville, John
D. Willis and wife Beth of Lake City;
seven grandchildren, Tommy Willis
and wife Jael, Elise Love and hus-
band Jeremy, Sarah Willis and hus-
band Albert Eyde, Wade Willis and
wife Deonna, Stephanie Willis Fore-
man and husband Michael, Jeffrey
Willis and wife Kelly, and Melissa
Willis and nine great-grandchildren.
She was buried beside her hus-
band at Pine Grove Baptist Church in
Trenton following a small graveside
service attended by her family. She
was greatly loved by all her family
and returned it two-fold. She will be
missed but her life will always be an
example for her family to follow.
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Jacksonville Camera Club president
John Reed on January 19 and 20 at
Okefenokee National Wildlife Ref-
uge to learn basic fundamental na-
ture photography concepts at one of
the nation's most unique ecosystems.
During the Saturday's session, par-
ticipants will learn first-hand what it
takes to get those great wildlife pho-
tos. Participants will then practice
what they learned during Sunday's
half-day field trip in the refuge.
Saturday's classroom session runs
from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the
Okefenokee National Wildlife Ref-
uge Administrative Offices, located
approximately 7 miles southwest of
Folkston, Georgia, off Hwy. 121/23.
Participants must provide their own
camera and equipment for the work-
shop. Bring lunch or choose from a
variety of selections offered at Oke-
fenokee Adventures Swamp Caf6, lo-
cated next to the Visitor Center.
The Sunday field trip will run from
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants should
wear comfortable clothing and shoes
for walking outdoors, and in case of
rain, bring appropriate covers to pro-
tect their camera equipment. The
field trip may be cancelled in the
event of severe inclement weather.
Pre-Registration is required for
this workshop! There will be a $25
registration fee, payable by cash or
check, and class size is limited to 24
participants. The $5 entrance fee into
Okefenokee NWR is not included in
the registration fee.
To register and for more informa-
tion about nature photography or
the Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge, contact the Okefenokee Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
at (912) 496-7836 from 9 a.m. to 5
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
Wednesday voted to approve the
manatee management plan and de-
ferred a decision about rule changes
to reclassify manatees from endan-
gered to threatened. The Commission
also directed staff to re-examine the
imperiled species listing process and
bring back alternatives.
"Today we had a landmark oppor-
tunity to pass the manatee manage-
ment plan," said Commission Chair-
man Rodney Barreto. "It's the right
decision."
The Commissioners asked staff
to look at a solution for species that
have been subjects of petitions and
are in the reclassification process.
Staff will work with stakeholders
to get input about alternatives.
"It is extremely important we all
take a deep breath," Barreto said.
Commissioners said they heard the
comments from stakeholders and the
governor and want to consider a new
paradigm for the listing process.
"An imperiled species listing pro-
cess should be designed in a way
that it is easy for the public to un-
derstand," said Kipp Frohlich, team
leader for the manatee plan. "A list-
ing process should not be a source of
confusion or divisiveness."
The management plan and reclas-
sification had been scheduled for
consideration at the September meet-
ing, but actions were deferred at the
request of Gov. Charlie Crist.


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ETG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L


THURSDAYJANUARY 102008


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 name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. '
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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
PARALLEL TO SAID W R/W LINE
OF SR #337 A DISTANCE OF 209.84
FT TO SAID N LINE OF THE S/2 OF
SEC 27; THENCE RUN N 89 DEG 54
MIN 57 SEC E ALONG SAID N LINE
OF THE S/2 OF SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 235.90 FT TO THE POB. SUBJECT
TO AND TOGETHER WITH A
NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC
UTILITIES 26.00 FT ON EITHER SIDE
OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
CENTERLINE: COM AT THE NE/C OF
THE S/2 OF SEC 27, TWN 9 S, RGE 16
E FOR A POR; THENCE RUN S 89 DEG
54 MIN 57 SEC WALONG THE N LINE
OF SAID S/2 OF SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 66.18 FT TO THE W R/W LINE OF
SR # 337 (100' R/W); THENCE RUN S
00 DEG 05 MIN 11 SEC W R/W LINE
OF SR #337 A DISTANCE OF 209.84 FT
TO THE POB OF SAID CENTERLINE,
THENCE RUN S 89 DEG 54 MIN 57
SEC W PARALLEL TO SAID N LINE
OF THE S/20F SEC 27 A DISTANCE
OF 5189.60 FT TO A POINT OF THE
E R/W LINE OF A CR, SAID POB 18
FT E OF THE W LINE OF SAID SEC
27 AND THE TERMINUS OF SAID
CENTERLINE.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
ANA LUISA SILVA PUIG
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be


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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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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,
ACCORDINGTO THE PLATTHEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
BARBARA MONROE RIVAS
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the CourthouseDoor
on the 15th day of January, 2008, at 11:00
A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub: December 20, 27, 2007 and January
3,10, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


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 name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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


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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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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.
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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 TOWW 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereoni.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): MTAG CUST FOR
SAN CLEMENTE
Certificate Number:2005122
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:OOAM
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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be


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

JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. December 20, 27, 2007 and
January 3, 10, 2008b.


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 name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 11:00 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): 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 holder(s) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon.
The name(s) of the holder(s) of said
Certificate, the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is assessed are as
follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): MICHAEL & EMILY
KOCH
Certificate Number:2002343
Issue Date:5/24/2002 12:00:00AM
PIN: 010715000000070000 0
Tax Deed File#: 070311D .
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 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 CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER:
21-2007-CA-000107
CHARLES A. SHANKS and CINDY
K. SHANKS his wife,
Plaintiffs
vs.
PATRICK D. FEHER; LISA A.
FEHER; RICHARD JORDAN;
JOSEPH E. BECK; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE, if married, if alive, and
if dead, their respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, Grantees,
creditors or other Parties claiming
by, through, under or against them
individually.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Lisa A. Feher
(last known address)
1485 County Road 419
Chuluota, Seminole County, Florida
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint For Declaratory Judgment,
Quiet Title and Child Support Offset has
been filed in regards to the following
property in Gilchrist County, Florida:
7630 SE 86th Avenue, Newberry,


Gilchrist County, Florida, and more
fully described as follows:
LOT 20 HONEYBEE FARMS, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 37, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
1993 HOME, DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME, FURTHER
IDENTIFIED BY TITLE #64309713
AND ID#FLHML2F6159163A,
AND TITLE #64309716 AND
ID#FLHML2F6159163B.
PARCEL ACCOUNT NUMBER: 12-
10-16-0097-0000-0200
The Complaint has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Law Office of Michael Koch, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 118


East Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida
32626, on or before February 7, 2008
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on January 2, 2008.
JOSEPH GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2008b.


NOTICE OF NON-BINDING
REFERENDUM ON CREATION OF
A MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING
UNIT TO FUND
RECREATION SERVICES AND
FACILITIES
Notice is hereby given by the Board
of County Commissioners of Gilchrist
County that the ballot of the January 29,
2008, Presidential Preference Primary
election shall include a non-binding ref-
erendum seeking a vote of the Gilchrist
County electors on the following ques-
tion:
NON-BINDING VOTE ON CRE-
ATION OF RECREATION MUNICI-
PAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES BY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, THE CITY
OF TRENTON, THE TOWN OF
BELL, AND THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS THAT WOULD CREATE
A COUNTY-WIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICES TAXING UNIT WITHIN
WHICH COULD BE IMPOSED AN
AD VALOREM TAX, NOT TO EX-
CEED ONE QUARTER MILL, WITH
REVENUE COLLECTED THEREBY
TO BE USED TO PROVIDE COUN-
TY-SPONSORED RECREATIONAL
FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO
ALL GILCHRIST COUNTY RESI-
DENTS:
Yes No
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. January 10, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST.COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-0076
AMERICAN GENERAL
HOME EQUITY, INC. a
Delaware corporation, authorized
to and doing business in the State
of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANNY J. BUCKLAND and
SHERRY A. BUCKLAND,
husband and wife, SUSAN J.
WIGGLESWORTH, a single woman,,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 18, 20t)7,
and entered in Civil Case No. 21-2007-
CA-0067 of the Circuit Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, wherein AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. is
Plaintiff and DANNY J. BUCKLAND,
SHERRYA. BUCKLAND AND SUSAN
J. WIGGLESWORTH, are Defendant/
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, such sale only to
take place in the presence of Plaintiff or
Plaintiff's duly appointed representative,
at 11:00 A.M. on January 31, 2008
at the South Door of the Gilchrist
County Courthouse, Trenton, Florida
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, being situated in Gilchrist
County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 59, THE LAKES, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGES 55 THROUGH 57, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED this 2nd day of January, 2008
JOE GILLIAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By:Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 10, 17, 2008b


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER A FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, under the provision of Section 90-
267, Florida Statutes 1990, will register
with, the Secretary of State, Division of
Corporations, P.O. Box 1300, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32302-1300, upon publica-
tion of this notice the fictitious name to
wit:
Anita's Place
589 SE SR 26
Trenton, FL 32693
Under which we are engaged in busi-


ness in Gilchrist County, Florida that the
parties interested in said business are:
Anita Cameron
Elliott L. Cameron
Pub. January 10, 2008b.


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NEW LISTING--NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed frame/hardyplank home, at nice neighborhood in town.
Has high ceilings, lots of kitchen cabinetry, his/her closets in main BR. Could be eligible for "SHIP" program...$99,999.
DIXIE CO. BRICK HOME ON HIGH RIVER BLUFF: 3 BR/3 BA: Over 165' river frontage, with tremendous views of the Suwannee River, at this
Old Town property (located right by US-19). Has over 1,700 inside sqft. of comfort, includes spacious BRs, full-service kitchen & more. Outer features
include built seawalls, attached river deck & dock, 26x48 detached garage/workshop & more...Priced below appraised value...$454,900.
WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with quiet/secluded acreage at end of
country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French doors, raised-hearth fireplace &
more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$299,000.
RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Side-by-side on pasture 2-acre tracts each, these 2006
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dining area (and breakfast nook), and lots more, with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...$295,000 (each).
OLD TOWN RIVER-AREA HOME & 1+ LANDSCAPED ACRE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built two-level CB home, on neatly kept 1.06-acre property,
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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,
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WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME AT EXECUTIVE HOMES S/D: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town by US-129, next to other nice 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 &
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COUNTRY COTTAGE ON WOODED ACREAGE: 2 BR/2 BA: This property would make a great weekend retreat, a 3.97-acre tract with paved
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NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
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'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in NE Trenton. Owners have
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WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
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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.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: A spacious 28x76 2001 Manufactured Home, on secluded 9.4-acres close to
Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft., includes full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call/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 manufactured 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.
AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5 BA: Neat/clean 14x56 Manufactured, on one-acre property with paved
frontage near Bronson. Has all appliances for kitchen/utility-area, two-car metal carport, outbuilding, and large 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.
-- 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. 2 BR/1
BA manufactured Home being sold in 'as is' condition; property also has storage building and more. Owner motivated...$77,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Seven separate properties available, throughout the Gilchrist & North Levy Co. area--each ready for new home-site,
some with paved front, check with office for all the locations...tract prices start from $51,900.
LOTS TO HALF-TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...l/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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Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


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"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
ING, DECK & PATIO BUILDING
and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
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insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
weekends.
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Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
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LACE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT
This is a secretarial position located in the
Office of the President. Duties include
answering phones, opening mail, typing,
filing, taking minutes at meetings,
scheduling appointments, and assisting an
administrator with various clerical
functions. High school diploma or
equivalent with 4 years secretarial or
clerical experience. Proficient in Word,
Excel and Outlook.
Application Deadline: 01/21/08.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits.
College application required. Special
consideration for Associate's degree or
certificate in a related area.
Position details and application available on
tihe web. at: www.lakecitycc.edu
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149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
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315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
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In the Rambling Woods S/D you will find this.
nice 2/2 SW MI- on 2 beautiful acres on the
corner of two paved streets. Close to schools,
shopping, only minutes to the Suwannee River
and a new county park with a new boat ramp.
$68,500 (DMH-757563-JW) 463-6144


Very nice 3/2 DW MH on 5 beautiful acres.
This home is very spacious with plenty of
privacy. Features 2 car carport, pole barn,
fireplace, garden tub, and a lot more. Close to
the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico.
$145,000 DMH 756783 JW 463-6144.





20 acres improved pasture, nice large scattered
oaks. Partially fenced with a 2 bedroom, I bath
cottage located in Gilchrist County. $284,900.
(GR-755281) 493-2221.
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very nice /z W ivIODbie iHome in a great
location. This home has 12 X 15 Florida
Room, a 24 X 24 addition that is presently
being used for recreation room could be easily
converted to 3 bedroom, workshop and I car
garage, fireplace, and a well for the yard. This
property backs up to state owned property.
$85,500. (DMH 755115 JW) 463-6144


3/2 House on I 0 acres outside ot uronson, ine
house needs a little TLC, but with ten acres
there are many possibilities. Conveniently
located so that it is only a short drive to
Gainesville or Ocala. $160.900 (LR-757797-
JW) 463-6144


Beautiful sunsets and unobstructed view of
marsh. Nice SW MHI- on two lots with a canal
front on two sides, small boat house and ramp.
A great view and only minutes to great fishing
what more do you need? $375,000 (DW-
757224-JW) 542-0009.


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REGISTERED TENNESSEE WALK-
ING HORSES FOR SALE: Excellent
pedigrees, natural gaits. Mares, geldings,
and fillies. 386-935-2880


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3/2 mobile on 4.11 acres not far
from a great hunting camp. This
property is ready to move into,
call to make an offer
386-344-3727.
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HORSE FARM with 15 Acres in Gilchrisl County, LOVELY 4BRI2BA home in Old Town
$400,000 MLS# 757958 close to River $158,400I MLS#75


BELL
7.37 ACRES $70,000 MLS#756556
5 ACRES $60,000 MLS#756286
1.25 ACRES $24,500 MLS#753553
1.06 ACRES $20,000 MLS#754260


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Phillips at 352-535-5938.


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cultural background need ap
semi-retired or retired. Cal
Matthews at 352-535-5720 or
drews Nursery 352-493-1199.


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2BR/2BA onlyS 269,000 MLS#758117

CHIEFLAND
4.63 ACRES $68,000 MLS#753329
54 ACRES $459,000 MLS#753943
5.02 ACRES $87,500 MLS#755672
0.90 ACRES $26,500 MLS#758039


Deen Lancaster, Broker
1431 E Wade Street.
Trenton, FL 32693 -
Office: (352) 463-9494
Cell: (352) 665-1411
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Gregory V. Beauchamp

Douglas K. McKoy


owner's home is remodeled
tile flooring, wood cabinets.
es include 3/1 DWMH, 1/1
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S Custom 3BR/2BA POOL1860 sq.f home on 5 acres. Arched
windows, french doors, tile counter tops, under roof patio to
screened pool, 40x40 Pole barn workshop w/ lean-to's, fenced
paddock & more. MLS #752985 $250,000






Fully furnished 3BR/2BA SWMH w attached carport. Beautiful
comer lot in Fanning Springs near the Suwannee River with paved
road frontage on both sides.
MLS#755481 $67,500


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9.63 ACRES $138,000 MLS#755274 0.24 ACRE $16,000 MLS#757580
5 ACRES $85,000 MLS#757380 0.46 ACRE $34,900 MLS#751934


GENERATIONAL FARM, Equestrian Training Facility, Bed &
Breakfast....These are just a few possibilities for the 3 Beautiful
homes, 4 barns, customin-ground pool, and office situated on 28+
fenced/xt-fenced horse ready acres. MLS#756840 $895,000


immaciate JIW iA uDwiviMn on u pretty.cross-lencea acres.
Interior has new wood laminate floor in living room and upgrades
to bathrooms, Rear deck, landscaping, carport w/ workshop,
storage shed, fenced animal pen. MLS#757219 $144,900






38R/28A 1620 sq.l. FIcclwood DWMH situated on nicely
treed I acre lot. Island kitchen, separate LR & FR. Extra large
master bath & walk-in closet & brand new front deck.
MLS#756348 $93,000


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NICE MOBILE HOME: 14x70 2 BR/2
BA on 5 beautiful acres. 7 miles north of
Bell, off US-129, near river. $575, first
and last months rent. 386-454-1930.
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HOUSE IN NEWBERRY AREA:
3 BR/1 BA, new tile throughout, new
paint, new appliances, new central heat/
AC, front and back yard and carport.
$875/month. If paid by the 1st of the
month, $850/mo. Call Ray 352-472-5345
or 352-226-0011.

LAUCE CITY
-._) COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Educator Preparation Institute Recruiter
(Grant Funded Position)
Professional position assisting the Director,
Teacher Preparation Programs and 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.
Salary: $28,962 annually, plus benefits.
Application deadline: January 21, 2008
College application and transcripts required.
Full position details and application available
on the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
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For Rent

HOUSE IN TRENTON: $700 per
month, 3 BR/1.5 BA, central heat and air.
Required: First and last month's rent plus
$700 security deposit. Must have a good
rental history. Call 386-454-3062.
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LAKE CITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Coordinator. Industrial Technology
Grant Funded Position
This is a professional classification
responsible for assessing and determining
business and industry needs and providing
training programs to meet those needs. BS
degree in Industrial/Vocational Education;
master's degree preferred. Knowledge of
Microsoft Office Suite desired. Teaching
experience in a vocational/occupational
setting in a high school or post secondary
setting desired. Salary: $37,500 annually,
plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 02/1/08
College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign transcripts
must be submitted with a translation and
evaluation. Position details and application
available on the web at:
www.lakecitvcc.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: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
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L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063
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MLS#749600
9.2 ac planted pines approx. 20
years old, near Suwannee River,
North Gilchrist County.
Reduced to $125,000

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


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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-Ne-wberry 8&', I
Trenton. Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.


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Financing For Everyone No Application Refused




1993 SATURN SL2, Blue .................................................. $2,995
1993 CHEVY ASTRO VAN, White ...................................$3,995
1998 FORD TAURUS, Beige............. ...............$3,995
1997 FORD TAURUS SE, Low Miles, .............................$5,900
1997 TAURUS, Tan........................................................... $5,995
2000 KIA SEPHIA; Silver.............................................. $5,995
2002 KIA RIO, 5 Speed, Gas Saver, ...........................$6,900
1998 DODGE RAM, High Topper, V8, Loaded...........$6,900
2002 FORD E150 VAN, White.....................................$6,995
1998 DODGE HIGH TOP VAN, White..........................$6,995
2002 CHEVROLET S-10, Clean, .................................. $8,900
2002 FORD WINDSTAR, Silver................................... $8,995
2002 RANGER EXT, White........................................... $9,995
1999 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, White....................$9,995
2002 CHEVY S10, Reg, White.................................... $9,995
2002 FORD RANGER SC, Auto, V6 .......................... $10,900
2002 KIA OPTIMA LX, Loaded.....................................$10,900
2005 FORD RANGER RC, 5 Speed, LOW Miles........... $10,900
2004 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, Silver................................ $10,995
2003 CHEVY S10, Reg. Cab, White............................ $10,995
2002 KIA OPTIMA, Red............................................ $10,995
2004 FORD TAURUS, Red ............................................ 10,995
2004 FORD TAURUS, LOW Miles.............................. $11,900
2006 FORD TAURUS .......................................................... 11,995
1999 FORD F150 SC, Auto., V8................................... $12,900
2003 FORD EXPLORER SPORTTRAC, Clean............... $12,900
2005 CHEVY IMPALA, Gray..........................................$12,995
2003 FORD SPORTRAC, Green ...................................$12,995
1999 FORD F150 EXT, Tan........................................... $12,995
2004 MITSUBISHI MONTERO, Loaded, Clean...........$13,900
2004 DODGE 1500, Crew Cab, SLT...........................$13,900
2002 FORD F150, EXT, Black....................................... $13,995

LOW DOWN PAYMENTS

TERMS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS


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


Pretty 5 acre tract in desirable SW Gilchrist county. Comes with
well, septic, power pole and no impact e to replace existing 1973
DWMH. MLS# 755817 $79,900


ICozy weekend get-a-wayI 2BR/IBA l,115 sq.lt. CB cabin sits on
high bluffon the Suwannce River. Naturally wooded providing
privacy from the road side. Enjoy all the Suwannee River has to
offer! MLS4757281 $275,000


3BR/l.5BA DWMH & IBR/IBA APT that sits above 2 bay garage
all situated on I acre lot on SR 26 in excellent location between
Trenton & Chiefland. "A" rated Gilchrist schools One unit is already
rented. Great income potential. MLS#757089 $120,000


5BR/2BA 2,837 Sq.Ft. home with Suwannee River Access.
Spectacular river views from covered porch, new wood flooring,
wood cabinets, guest quarters, ample storage area & more.
MLS#755973 $267,000


neauuiiti cypress tog cabt n estlled amongst naturally wooded 20J
acres on paved road, Enjoy the feel of seclusion with the
convenience of being located just a mile from town. Additional 1450
sq.fl in basement for office, gstngc, etc... MLS#757142 $380,000


,, L.W-7 SELLER MOTIVATED! Very.well kept 1992 3BR/2BA DWMH.
Home boasts 1600+ sq.fl. and is situated on very nicely wooded -
8.57 acre corner lot. New roof, wood laminate flooring, fireplace,
large bedrooms with walk-in closets. MLS11751687 $89,900


Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA frame home on 2.27 acres. New
metal roof, siding, porches, C/HI/A, flooring, wood cabinets, W/S/P,
Open floor plan. MLS# 754369 $119,900


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2 BR/1 BA SWMH for rent. First, last,
security. $450/month. 352-463-8316.
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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.
2tb, 12-20-12-27

NORTH BELL: Rock Bluff area. 1 BR,
non-smoking, furnished cabin. Fenced
yard, utility shed, pets no. $400 security,
$400 mo. Call after 5pm 386-935-1325.
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1970-MODEL USED MOBILE
HOMES: $250 cash, you move, bring
your own axles. Call Donna at 352-224-
8993.
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BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


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double-sided fireplace, screened wrap
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2005, 3BR/2BA, 1,404 sq ft, 3.28 acres,
well kept, 34x36 garage/workshop
w/electrical hook-up, 10x20 tractor
stall, 14x36 RV stall, 10x10 tree house,
fenced & cross fenced.


Beautiful rolling 5 acres in
Flying Harness Farms. Offers
scattered Oaks and a perfect
spot for a home site.


10.06 acres of old Hammock
land. Came ready with septic,
well and power.


2/2 Suwannee Kiver cabin,
720 sq ft on .57,ac, covered
outdoor area w/built in grill
& water.


3BR/2BA Cozy home on
5 acres. Featured a
beautifully fenced yard.


25 acres of development
potential. Central location
for an easy commute in a
growing community.


3BR/2BA Triple-Wide MH on .23
acres, 1,932 sq ft, 1 car attached
carport, very spacious, well
maintained and conveniently located
for an easy commute.


:3DSJ/.Di, Z,UwU s54 I, /..UJ
acres, 2 car carport, many
upgrades, deed restricted
community.


Refurbished inside & out Cracker style
home, 2BR/1BA on .12 acres, 900 sq
ft, owner financing available. Call
Terri Anderson, 352-356-1961.


Located inside City limits
featuring paved roads and city
water. This would make a nice Bt r
.18 acre home site. Lisa Baxter
/ _


2 acre parcels in new homes only
S/D, "Hagan Estates". Offers
underground electric & paved rds.
There are 15 lots to choose from.


'/2 mile from Suwannee River Boat
Ramp. New appliances, well & septic,
many more new features!! Call Russ
Hallett, 352-665-9901.


.94 ac OldTown
98ac Bell
.1 lac Suwannee $295,000 .98ac Bell
.14 ac Suwannee $155,000 1.14 ac Trenton
.18 ac River Walk $67,500 1.25 ac Fanning
.18 ac Trenton $16,000 1.80 ac Trenton
.22 ac Trenton $12,900 1.8 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town $15,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.8 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town $16,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.81 ac Trenton
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000 1.83 ac Trenton
.35 ac Old Town $19,000 (Owner Fin.) 1.85 ac Trenton
.42 ac Trenton $25,000 2 ac Bell
.58 ac Trenton $99,500 ').a T.......


1998,,


ft., fenced, x-fenced, 4 stalls w/auto
water & 4 horses, in-ground pool.!
Call Elaine Ewart 352-213-6049.


$20,000
$49,900
$17,900
$175,000
$19,900
$55,000
$65,000
$69,500
$55,000
$55,000
$65,000
$45,000
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2 ac Trenton
.2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22 ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
2.3 ac Trenton
2.44 ac Old Town
2.45 ac Trenton
2.92 ac Old Town
3 ac Old Town
4ac Chiefland
4.31 ac Bell


1993, 3/2, 1,248 sq tt, .68 ac. Well
maintained 24x52 Homes of Merit
DWMH, spacious, fenced yard, owner
financing available. Call Terri
Anderson 352-356-1961.


$87,500
$67.500
$65,000
$69,500
$65,000
$65,000
$65,000
$37,500
$65,000
$29,500
$45,000
$70,000
$175,000


4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000

5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $80,000


3BR/2BA SWMH, 1,208 sq ft,
12.14 acres, fenced &
x-fenced. Call Rebecca
Woodin 352-494-8233.


6.07 ac Trenton
6.08 ac Trenton
7.72 ac Chiefland
8 ac Trenton
9.14 ac Bell
9.63 ac Bell
9.63 ac Chiefland
9.65 ac Old Town
9.7 ac Trenton
9.88 ac Chiefland


tO ac trenton.w 17.


$104,900
$104,900
$97,500
$129,900
$75,000
$109,000
$260,000
$95.000
$125,000
$135,000


,eturoisnea cracKer style nome on 5
ac. Features new metal roof, windows,
flooring, plumbing & electrical. Owner
financing available. Call Terri
Anderson, 352-356-1961.


10ac Bell
10 ac Trenton
10.8 ac Inglis
13.76 ac Chiefland
14.53 ac Trenton
14.97 ac Bell


20,ac Bell. $16,00


20 ac Bell
20 ac Bell
20 ac Bell
20.35 ac Gulf Hamrm.
25 ac Trenton
25 acTrenton


$127,500
$139.900
$175,000
$79.900
$149,900
$131.250


$160,000
$255.000
$259,000
$250,000
$380,000
575 .000


4BR/2BA, .17 acre, 1,400 sq ft, (2)
brick wood-buming fireplaces,
shed/utility bldg & real wood floors
throughout. Call Jon Reed
352-222-3374.


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


$330,000
$313.300
$439,780
$1,147.400
$650.655
$3,600,000
$1.079,000
$839,475
$1.795,800
$2.002,000
$2,400,000
$2,240,000


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.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY. JANUARY 10. 2008


Wise use of natural resources taught to area


Master Gardeners


By Carrie A. Mizell
As a seasoned vegetable garden
grower, Al Hastings credits the Uni-
versity of Florida Master Gardener
Program with not only teaching him
to identify beneficial insects, but also
helping him understand the proper
amount of fertilizer to put on his
plants.
Like many Florida homeowners,
Hastings contacted his county exten-
sion office periodically for answers to
gardening questions before enrolling
in the Florida Master Gardener Pro-
gram, a specialized volunteer train-
ing program.
While participating in the edu-
cational program, Hastings learned
about planting, irrigation, fertiliza-
tion, mulching, wildlife, insect and
plant disease identification and man-
agement, managing yard waste and
improving and protecting the envi-
ronment.
For Hastings the decision to join
the 2007 Nature Coast Master Gar-
deners course was simple. Prior to
moving to Gilchrist County, Hastings
had obtained his designation as a
Florida Master Gardener while living
in Vplusia County. When he moved
to Trenton, Hastings asked around to
find out if there was a Master Gar-
dener Program in the area, but at the
time there was no program.
, As a Levy County Extension
Agent, Anthony Drew acknowledges
that the fastest growing land use in
the tri-county area is development
and that all new residents are utiliz-
ing natural resources in some form of
another. This knowledge prompted
Drew to launch the Nature Coast
Master Gardeners Program. In March
2007, Drew began instructing 20 vol-
unteers, seven of whom live in Gil-
christ County, through educational
programs intended to teach residents


to be more successful at utilizing nat-
ural resources.
"It's about learning to wisely use
and protect natural resources," Drew
said. "It's also about developing an
appreciation for the stakeholders who
also use natural resources like farm-
ers and loggers."
As Nature Coast Master Gardeners
Coordinator, Drew said that Nature
Coast Gardening is a tri-county co-
operative program open to Gilchrist,
Levy and Dixie County homeowners.
The program provides the infrastruc-
ture for professionally trained vol-
unteer teachers to provide research-
based education to amateur and
experienced gardeners.
In June the first class of Master
Gardeners, which included Hastings,
graduated from the program. In return
for their University of Florida spon-
sored training, newly certified Master
Gardeners were expected to serve 75
volunteer hours within the first year
of their certification. Volunteer hours
are typically spent answering horti-
culture questions over the phone or
in person, participating in communi-
ty and school garden projects, giving
education programs to the public or
by supporting youth activities.
"I enjoy growing things and learn-
ing new things about vegetable gar-
dening," Hastings said.
According to the University of
Florida Master Gardener Program
website, as of July 2007, 56 of Flori-
da's 67 counties were running active
Master Gardener Programs.
On Jan. 24, 2008 the second class
of volunteers will 'begin nine weeks
of intensive training that will be held
each Thursday, concluding on March
20. On Tuesday, Drew said that he
has received almost 40 applications
for the second class which is limited
to 20 volunteers.


Al Hastings has over 70 grape plants in his Trenton yard which
primarily native. Photo by Al Hastings.

Funding youth recreation
Continued from page 1


played together all the way through
youth league," Guthrie said. "That's
what it takes to have a winning
team."
According to County Commission
Chairman Tommy Langford, an ad
valorem tax not to exceed one quar-
ter mill could be imposed within the
county-wide municipal services tax-
ing unit. Revenue collected from this
additional tax would be used to pro-
vide county-sponsored recreational
facilities and services to all residents
of Gilchrist County.
"The way we figured it one quar-
ter mill is .25 cents on a dollar and
on average the tax would cost prop-
erty owners in Gilchrist County $10
to $12 per parcel," Langford said.
"I have looked at the City of Ala-
chua, Madison County and Hamilton
County's recreation departments."
The $170,000 that would be raised
from the ad valorem tax would not
only pay the salary of a sports rec-
reation director, but would also fund
upkeep, bleachers, equipment, ma-
terials and part time labor, Langford
said.
"I coached Pop Warner football for
five years when my son played and I
know that takes a lot of effort," Lang-
ford said. "I grew up working in the
field. These days kids are watching


T.V., playing video games or playing
sports. I would lots rather see kids
playing sports than standing on the
comer."
According to Langford, many resi-
dents assume that if the county as-
suimes control of recreation then the
ad valorem taxes would benefit activ-
ities like building a swimming pool
at Hart Springs or funding an adult
volleyball league, when the reality
is that the money would only apply
to the continuance of youth sports in
Gilchrist County.
"We would like for people to step
up," Langford said. "We need to
know if residents think the county
should take over recreation."

Sheriff plans

to retire
Continued from page 1
I want to. I look forward to having
more time to spend with my family
and friends.
Once again, thank you from the
bottom of my heart for allowing me
the honor and privilege to serve as
your sheriff..
Sincerely,
Sheriff David P. Turner


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