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Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Language: English
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Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: January 24, 2008
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If passed, tax reform amendment could cost Gilchrist County $500,000


By Carrie A. Mizell
Voters in Gilchrist County and
throughout Florida will have the op-
portunity to vote on a constitutional
amendment that promises property
tax reform by raising Homestead Ex-
emption, while providing portability
and annual assessment caps.
Despite its difficult terminology,
Amendment I will debut on the Janu-
ary 29 primary ballot leaving many
local officials holding their breath
pending its outcome.
According to Gilchrist County
Property Appraiser Damon Leggett,
if at least 60 percent of Florida voters
pass the amendment, the county will
lose an estimated $500,000 in local
property tax revenue, or 12 percent of
its general revenue budget.
"We don't know what the property
values will do, so its hard to say ex-
actly how much Gilchrist County will
lose if this thing is passed," Leggett
said.
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ronnie McQueen said if the amend-
ment passes citizens should expect a
reduction in county services.
Whereas a county maintained dirt
road is currently graded every three
to four weeks, McQueen explained
that due to necessary cutbacks a road
might only be graded every five to six
weeks.
According to McQueen, several
county departments are in good fi-
nancial shape including the solid
waste and emergency medical ser-
vices departments.
He said if passed, the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commis-
sioners could approach the new tax
reform by telling each department
to reduce its budget by 10 to 15 per-


Local impact
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser Damon Leggett said on Tuesday
that if Florida voters pass Amendment 1 the following estimates show
how much Gilchrist County and local municipalities will lose in property
tax revenue.


Gilchrist County
City of Trenton
City of Fanning Springs
Town of Bell


cent.
County Commissioner D. Ray Har-
rison, Jr. stood up during last Mon-
day's Trenton Rotary Club meeting
to urge Rotary members to truly un-
derstand what they are voting on.
According to Harrison, doubling
the Homestead Exemption allows an
additional exemption of $25,000 to
apply to an assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This means
that the first $25,000 of an assessed
value is tax exempt, but taxes are due
on the second $25,000 and the' re-
maining value, which must' be more
than $50,000, would be tax exempt
up to $75,000. The increased exemp-
tion would not include school district
taxes.
"I've talked to a lot of people about
this and everyone thinks they will be
exempt on the second $25,000 and
they won't have to pay anything if
this thing passes," Harrison said.
"It's misleading.to say its 'doubling
Homestead'."
Also included in the amendment is
a portability provision, which allows
homeowners to transfer the Save Our


$500,000
$35,000
$10,000
$8,500


Homes benefit to a new homestead
(up to $500,000). This means that if
the new homestead is more valuable
than the old homestead, a new tax-
payer can transfer the entire old CAP
dollar amount. If a taxpayer downsiz-
es, the percentage of protection will
transfer to the new homestead.
If a citizen had 50 percent protec-
tion before, they will have 50 percent
protection in the new downsized
home up to $500,000 CAP transfer,
Leggett explained.
Homeowners who sold their
homestead during 2007 and apply
for homestead for 2008 can transfer
their old CAP to the new residence,
but homesteads sold during 2006 and
years prior do not qualify for porta-
bility,
If passed, the portability provision
would be applied to all levies for the
2008 tax roll.
Another part of the amendment is
non-homesteaded properties,, which
would be capped at 10 percent. This
non-homesteaded CAP would have a
base year of 2008 and the CAP would
apply in 2009. The 10 percent CAP


Bell's John Bailey goes up to make a lay-up before Trenton's No. 20
Cam Cross goes up and blocks his shot. Photo by Anna Wild.

Bulldogs suffer deja vu

against county rivals


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By Sean Boutwell
The entire county was in the Dog
Pound Friday night as Bell and Tren-
ton met up in Bell for the second of
two meetings.
The last meeting in Trenton left
both Bell varsity teams searching for
answers. This time around Bell came
out seeking revenge.
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Tigers
both came out fired up and played a
close first half. Trenton pulled out the
lead at the end of the second quarter
23-22.
Amy Ergle got the team going in
the second half. The Lady Bulldogs
came out in the third quarter and got
the lead early, It wouldn't last long
though, turnovers cost Bell their
chance to pull ahead. Trenton found
their rhythm and didn't look back.
They sailed past the Lady Bulldogs
and completed the season sweep with
a score of 71-56.
In the varsity boys' game Trenton
came out and took the lead seconds


into the game. It looked like the
Bulldogs' starting lineup, allowing
seniors Austin Upshaw and Justin
Johnson to start, might let Trenton
pull far away quickly. But Coach
Chuck Mehl pulled some players and
put the usual starting lineup in before
the Tigers lead got out of hand.
The Bulldogs fought their way
back into the game as Joel Elliott hit
a big three to give the Dogs the lead.
James Thomas was back in action for
the Bulldogs from an earlier injury, he
looked better than ever. The Bulldogs
offensive success was repetitive.
The Bulldogs gave the ball to
James and he scored. The Bulldogs
held a 30-26 lead over the Tigers at
the halftime intermission.
Earlier in the season the Bulldogs
led the Tigers at Trenton 30-27 at
halftime, then were outplayed in the
second half. Friday night was the
same story. Trenton shot better in the
Continued to page 7


on non-homesteads would be applied
to all levies with the exception of
school districts.
Trenton City Manager Jered Ot-
tenwess said voters should weigh the
consequences before checking the


"yes" box on the ballot.
"The city is at three mills now,"'
Ottenwess said. "If the amendment is
passed it would decrease the amount
of tax revenue by $10,000 per mill,
which would cost the city about


$30,000 in tax revenue."
Ottenwess said the tax reform will
save the average homeowner $240,
but he questioned whether the sav-
ings would really be worth a reduc-
tion in services.


Hart Springs Boat Ramp

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Construction at the Hart Springs boat ramp has begun and the ramp is now closed. Gilchrist County Park
officials report the project is coming along and the ramp is expected to be completed by the end of April.
The steel poles shown in this photo were drilled down into the water recently. The poles will act as center
poles that the new dock will float up and down against. These poles will hold the floating dock which will
be installed in place. The new boat ramp will offer launching ramps on both sides of the floating dock.
Once construction is complete, the boat ramp will resemble the Fanning Springs Boat Ramp.

Omission of a key word could affect

voters' perception of recreation tax


By Carrie A. Mizell
While reading the primary ballot
on Jan. 29, Gilchrist County voters
may be baffled by the fact that the
word "youth" appears nowhere in the
terms used to outline the intended use
of a municipal service taxing unit that
would fund youth recreation.
Earlier this week Scott Guthrie,
a Suwannee Valley Leagues (SVL)
board member, said he was upset
over the fact that the county left the
term youth out of the straw ballot
wording.
"We are concerned about voters'
perception of this," Guthrie said.
"Our intent was that the MSTU be
used specifically for youth."
Minutes from the Oct. 1 meeting
of the Gilchrist County Board of
Commissioners show that SVL board
member Todd Bryant specifically re-
quested that the word "youth" be in-
cluded in the referendum description,
which would appear on the ballot.
To the frustration of SVL board
members, the request went unheeded
by county officials.


"I have discussed this with the
county attorney and he has said that it
was an.oversight on his part," Coun-
ty Commissioner Tommy Langford
said. "Todd had asked us for a copy
of the straw poll before it ever went
in the newspaper but it was never
sent to him."
According to Langford, the mis-
take was an oversight on everyone's
part.
He pointed out that the notice of
non-binding referendum had run in
the newspaper for a month and there-
fore the omission of the word youth
could have been noted earlier when a
change to the ballot would have still
been possible.
"Our intentions were to ear tag it
for youth," Langford said.
The non-binding referendum asks
voters if they would support 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 at the
Oct. 1 meeting. At that meeting, Bry-
ant presented a Proposed County


Team Sports Recreation Budget of
$170,000.
According to Guthrie, new chal-
lenges to the' youth league are pre-
sented with growth in the area and
the league is now beyond the ability
of a select group of volunteers.
"We are out of space and manpow-
er," Guthrie said. "Either it all falls
apart or the county steps in."
Guthrie said that if voters approve
the referendum and the county com-
missioners decide to move forward
with taking over recreation then
it will be up to the citizens of Gil-
christ County to watch the situation
and make sure that the county actu-
ally uses the one quarter mill of ad
valorem tax that would be collected
strictly for youth.
"The citizens will need to watch-
dog this," Guthrie said.
Pending the outcome of the straw
vote, Langford said that he will per-
sonally work with SVL board mem-
bers to make sure that ordinances
pertaining to youth recreation are
written to everyone's satisfaction.


Calling all antique tractor enthusiasts
Antique tractor club meeting will be held at Farm Toy Show on Feb. 2
By Carrie A. Mizell
Tractors of all shapes and predom-
inantly small sizes will converge in
Newberry for the 16th annual Farms
Toy Show on Saturday, Feb. 2. The
show will draw tractor enthusiasts [
from miles around, some of whom
may want to join an antique tractor
club that is being formed.
The idea of forming an antique _
tractor club came to farm toy show
organizer Don Davis while he was
visiting his parents in Statesboro,
Georgia. While there he talked with
a member of the "Rusty Relics" an
antique tractor club that boasts 100
members who enjoy meeting up fre-
quently and going on trail rides down
dirt roads.
While talking over the idea of an
antique tractor club with his friend
Steve Myers who owns 15 antique
tractors, Davis decided that an orga-
nizational meeting should be held at
national meeting should be held at Antique tractors take to the street during the old tractor parade which
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.14 ac Suwannee $155,000
.18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $16,000
.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $16,000
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $19,000
.42 ac Trenton $25,000
.58 ac Trenton $99,500
.70 ac Trenton $24,900.
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000
.94 ac Old Town $20,000
.98 ac Bell $49,900
1 ac Bell $17,900
1.25 ac Fanning Springs $14,900,
1:8 ac Trenton $55,000
1.8 ac Trenton $65,000
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(13) 2 ac Trenton $65,000 each
2 ac Trenton $87,500
2.04 ac Trenton $67,500
2.21 ac Trenton $65,000
2.21 ac Trenton $69,500
2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
2.29 ac Trenton $65,000


2.3 ac Trenton
2.44 ac Old Town
2.45 ac Trenton
2.92 ac Old Town
3 ac Old Town
4 ac Chiefland
4.54 ac Trenton
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell
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$37,500
$65,000
$29,500
$45,000
$70,000
$130,000
$135,000
$130,000
$69,900
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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
5 ac Bell $87,500
5 ac Chiefland $275,000
5.04 ac Bell $59,000
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
9.14 ac Bell $67,500
9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000

10 ac Trenton $70,000
10 ac Bell $90,000
10 ac Chiefland $109,900
10 ac Chiefland $99,000
10 ac Chiefland $120,000
10 ac Bell $127,500
10 ac Trenton $139,900
14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
14.97 ac Bell $131,250

20 ac Bell $160,000
20 ac Bell $255,000
20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
30 ac Trenton $330,000
31.33 ac Chiefland $313,300
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
105.08 ac Chiefland $839,475
152 ac $1,795,800
154 ac Bell $2,002,000
160 ac Trenton $2,400,000
160 ac Trenton $2,240,000

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By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County School Super-
intendent Buddy Vickers will travel
to Tallahassee on Feb. 7 to present
information during a legislative ses-
sion on the Gilchrist County School
District's positive experience over
the last nine years with performance
pay.
According to Assistant School Su-
perintendent Jim Surrency, the school
district will take an active roll in a
debate over performance pay that is
currently sweeping the state.
Since 1998, Gilchrist County
teachers and school personnel have
benefited from performance pay,
which has paid out nearly $2 mil-
lion over the last nine years. Accord-
ing to statistics provided by Director
of Finance David Dose, during the
2006-2007 school year, Trenton High
School paid out $81,918.48, Bell
High School paid out $73,224.55,
Bell Elementary School paid out
$56,130.69 and Trenton Elementary
School paid out $60,636.63 in perfor-
mance pay bonuses.
In the early years of performance
pay in Gilchrist County, the payout
was based on subjective evaluation
by administrators who observed
teachers in the classroom to gauge
how they taught.
Today, the school district has the
ability to look at how instruction from
teachers affects students through tests


sive study, the consultants deemed
that performance pay is a factor in-
performance.
"The study validated what we,
thought about performance pay,"
Surrency said.
Currently the school district is'
struggling with the idea of end-of-
course exams that would measure,
students, progress on a variety of sub-
jects. The problem is that the only'
school district to enforce the exams is
Hillsborough County. Obviously the,
standards measured by an exam writ-
ten by Hillsborough County teachers
would not measure the same course,
material that is being taught in Gil-,
christ County. According to Surren-,
cy, the cost of writing end-of-course;
exams specifically geared to Gilchrist
County would be astronomical.
"The concept of end-of-course ex-,
ams is good, but we felt like the va-
lidity wasn't there," Surrency said.
"Writing our own exams could be a-
$300,000 investment and Gilchrist
County is just not able to do this."
Vickers will ask state education of-
ficials to allow Gilchrist County to
continue using the model currently
being used which is based on FCAT
and SAT 10 with a strong emphasis
on reading.
"Our teachers have embraced our,
model," Surrency said. "We just need,
to be able to continue doing what we
are doing."


Antique Quilt Festival coming to Trenton in March


By Cindy Jo Ayers
On March 15, 2008 downtown
Trenton will be adorned with beautiful
antique, quilts. The Suwanne Valley
Antique Quilt Festival will be held in
downtown Trenton in celebration of
National Quilt Day.
Everyone is invited to participate
in this open air antique and vintage
quit show,
Do you, like many area families,
have treasured quilts that were made
by your ancestors tucked away?
This is your opportunity to bring
these special quilts out of hiding and
share them with the many people who
will be attending this festival.
The committee that is working to
bring this festival to our area requests
that a history if known be submitted
along with local quilts. This brief
history will be displayed along with
the quilt. The plans' are to take a
Wp plkof epph, 4 tgiqtoe
its histog o make a e eco
of the quilts that were made years
ago by area women. The festival is
of course open to all antique and
vintage quilts no matter where they
were made.
The Suwannee Valley Antique Quilt


Festival is scheduled for Saturday,
March 15, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at Trenton's turn of the century
railroad depot. Quilts will displayed
in a wide variety of historic buildings
in downtown Trenton. Several
demonstrations are planned for the
event including quilting, spinner, a
bed turning and more.
- Other highlights of the day include
antique cars, farmer's miiket, antique
booths, clogging, hand scissor
sharpening and a quilting boutique.
Trenton has quickly become a
mecca for quilters in this region of
Florida due to the many area quilters


and our wonderful quilt store,,
Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe which
is located in the old historic Coca-
Cola building. Everyone is invited
to come out and be a part of the first-
antique quilt festival held in our area.
There is no admission charge for this'
'event.
Tlis "event is' sponsored by 'Ati
City of Trenton, the Gilchrist County
Chamber of'Commerce and severalF
other local businesses and quilting:
groups.
For more information about this
event please call Stephanie Metts or
Lois Scott at (352) 463-3842.


7I Third candidate comes out for:


Sarah Money
Character Council
Personality of the Month
By Geneva Cornwell'
With each new character concept
we learn it brings us to a greater un-
derstanding of what positive, moral
character is all about. This month the
quality of availability is highlighted.
Availability doesn't sit around dor-
mant waiting for something to hap-
pen. Rather, it keeps people busy on
their own projects, but with a readi-
ness to change projects, and priorities
if needed.
The word available comes from
adding the suffice -able to a varia-
tion of the Old French term avaler.
Avaler is derived from the Latin word
ad, meaning "to" or "for" and valere
meaning "to be strong; of worth."
Availability is the ability to add
strength or worth to another person.
It is the 'quality of one who stands
ready to contribute his or her own
strength or talent to those who need
it. The one who receives that service
is made to "avail" himself of those
benefits. That is to say, he receives
"strength" or "worth" from others.
Availability makes everyone suc-
cessful. Availability is like energy in
its potential state. It is a person with
skills and a willingness to serve wait-
ing for the right opportunity. When
the chance comes, availability is
ready to serve; ready to help.
The youth personality for this
month, and without hesitation, made
herself available for this interview.
Miss Sarah Money, a senior at Bell
High School and Cadet Major with
the JROTC, feels that it is something
instinctive to know when other peo-
ple need her, for she explained that
she "wants to be there for them; for
family and friends."
Recently Sarah demonstrated
availability by doing what needed to
be done to keep other JROTC cadets
Continued to page 4


tax collector
By Carrie A. Mizell
Democrat Bobby L. 'Crosby Jr.
submitted his intent to seek election
to the position of tax collector last
week to the Supervisor of Elections
Connie Sanchez. Crosby will chal-
lenge incumbent tax collector Mari-
lyn C. Bruce, who is also a democrat,
and Republican candidate Jonathan
S. Kincaid.
Other candidates seeking political
office in 2008 include six candidates
for sheriff: Republican Daniel 'Char-
lie' Caulk, Tony Cruse, a democrat,
Bryant Frye, also a democrat, Re-
publican Larry Roberts; Republican
Daniel Slaughter and Republican
William L. 'Billy' Smith Jr.
Democrat Joseph W. Gilliam will
seek re-election as Clerk of Circuit
Court.
Longtime Superintendent of
Schools Don Thomas, a democrat,
has stated his intent to seek election
to his former post.
Republican Connie Douglas San-
chez will seek re-election as Supervi-
sor of Elections.
Damon C. Leggett, a democrat,


will seek re-election as Property Ap-,
praiser.
Julie C. Thomas will seek election-
to theoffice of School Board, District:
4.
Robert B. Clemons will seek re-t
election to the office of School Board,*
District 2. .
Democrat Kenrick Thomas will'
seek re-election as County Commis-'
sioner, District 5.
Sharon Akins Langford, also a'
democrat, will seek re-election as,
County Commissioner, District 1. '
Democrat Randy Durden will seek.
re-election as County Commissioner,,
District 3. Durden will be challenged'
by Republican William 'Bill' Wol,-
ford.
According to the Supervisor of:
Elections Office, qualifying for the'
2008 primary election will be June,
16-20, 2008.
For more informaiton on seeking.
office in 2008, call the Supervisor ofo
Elections Office at 463-3194 or stop
by the office, which is located inside;
the Gilchrist County Courthouse inm
Trenton.


like the FCAT, SAT10 and progress
monitoring tests.
"It has really grown over the years
to the point where our principals
can look at individual student data,"
Surrency said. "Through the per-
formance appraisal process we now
have indicators that give a baseline of
how kids are performing."
In 2007, the University of Arkan-
sas approached the school district
while acting as a consultant to the
state of Florida, to study performance
pay by analyzing the school district's
data. A team of consultants compared
Gilchrist County's demographics to
other counties similar in' size who
were not providing teachers with per-
formance pay initiatives. After exten-


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The cold weather has set in, it is
late January, the time is almost right
for the preparation of seed beds for
spring plants as well as the bedding of
the large mouth bass in the Suwannee
River. Tuesday was the full moon in
January and if there were any mullet
remaining that had not spawned, they
should have by that time, depending
on the water temperature.
I am guessing that the river temper-
ature is near the mid 600 and the gulf
flats should probably have cooled
down to the mid to low 50s. The few
days that are left in January will be
the remaining time to catch speck-
led trout in the Big Bend area before
February arrives. The speckled trout
season is closed during the month of
February in the North Central region
of the state.
This is the time of the year when I


have had my best luck catching cat-
fish. Whether I am sitting on the dock
at Suwannee or tying bush hooks in
the shallows along the banks of the
Suwannee River, the cold weather
seems to bring out the best in the cat-
fish. Even though the Suwannee is at
a very low level, the water tempera-
ture is conducive to a good catfish
bite. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission reports
their studies have shown that cat-
fish are possibly the species of fish
that are least likely to have harmful
levels of mercury or other types of
chemicals that could cause damage
to someone's health, that is as long as
the species is consumed in moderate
portions. I enjoy catching and eating
channel, boot heads and other types
of freshwater catfish.


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Name: Thor Kinsey
Lives: Lifelong resident of Bell
Family: Parents, Kenny and Alice
Kinsey; third in a family of five
children
Works: As a correctional officer
at Lancaster Correctional Institute
Hobbies: Diving in the river and
Gulf, fishing for redfish and trout
and air boating.
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County: I like that it's
a small county atmosphere and its
close to the river and Gulf.
Favorite food: Barbecue from
Akins Barbecue in Bell
Favorite movie: Tombstone
Favorite book: "A Land Remem-
bered" by Patrick Smith
Your hero: My dad for raising us
five head of youngins.
Future plans: Retire and fish
If you weren't working at Lan-
caster, what would you be do-


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd


ing? I can't think of anything else,
but I wouldn't be working at no
feed store I can tell you that! I had
enough of that!
We hear you like singing kara-
oke, what's your favorite song?
"Simple Man" by Leonard Sky-
nyrd.


Now aid 7heg'

By Carrie A. Mizell


From sacred parts of a buffalo to
Cherokee Indian costumes and paint-
ings of Michael J. Fox, my friends
and I had the opportunity to buy it all
on Friday night at the Fat Goose Auc-
tion in Chiefland.
Considering that most of us are
married these days, it's not often that
I have the opportunity to spend time
with my girlfriends.
When I shared my auction plans
(the brainstorm of my friend Amy)
with my husband Adam he silently
shook his head and told me he'd
spend the evening hanging out with
my mom and dad. He's not really
big on "used" things, especially used
things of unknown origin.
For my mom's part, she simply
raised an eyebrow over my auction
plans and told me she had been to the
antique auction in Chiefland ... once
. while there she witnessed two
older women nearly come to blows
over a set of shark's teeth. Can you
imagine?
Enticed by the prospect of cheap
shopping and free entertainment, I
could hardly wait for Friday evening.
Little did I know just how entertain-
ing the night would be: the buffalo
body part was just the beginning!
oWe had not e.enLstanding along ,the
wall for long when my friend Katie
pointed out a lovely white, Victorian
style bird cage.
While she talked of how nice it
would look at a wedding with fresh


flowers brimming out the sides, I
couldn't help but think that it would
have been nice of the seller to clean
the shoo out of the bottom of the cage
before putting it up for sale. As I said
that to Katie, she peaked into the del-
icate windows and gasped suddenly
at the "bird cage's" resident, a filthy
mouse that was to be auctioned off.
Sadly, we left before that jewel of a
pet came up for bids. Personally, I
hate all things vermin, but I sure wish
I knew how much that nasty thing
went for.
Though I bid on several items
.throughout the night, mainly because
I liked to wave our number high in
the air, I went home empty handed.
However, the shopping was not a to-
tal waste, my sister-in-law Lyndsay
bought a courthouse style wooden
chair for $25 and Amy bought sev-
eral pieces of genuine Wedgwood for
just $10.
Despite the dirty looks my friend
Nicole got every time she pulled out
her fancy cell phone and punched out
text messages, we were able to speak
to several auction enthusiasts from
Trenton including, Terry and Janie
Owens and Johnny and Andrew Mar-
tin.
For free entertainment on a Friday
night, I recommend the Fat Goose
Auction, which is just one of several
auctions held in our area.
Truly you never know who or
WHAT you will see there!


Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.358 ft. -0.710 ft. 2.729 ft. 0.582 ft.
Jan 24, 08 2:23 AM 9:33 AM 3:40 PM 9:31 PM
Fri 3.192 ft. -0.414ft. 2.800 ft. 0.414ft.
Jan 25, 08 3:07 AM 10:04 AM 4:03 PM 10:12 PM
Sat 2.962 ft. -0.084 ft. 2.872 ft. 0.293 ft.
Jan 26, 08 3:50 AM 10:32 AM 4:27 PM 10:52 PM
Sun 2.685 ft. 0.255 t. 2.930 ft. 0.226 ft.
Jan 27, 08 4:34 AM 10:58 AM 4:53 PM 11:35 PM
Mon 2.380 ft. 0.594 ft. 2.958 ft.
Jan 28, 08 5:22 AM 11:25 AM 5:20 PM
Tue 0.215 ft. 2.072 ft. 0.926 ft. 2.942 ft.
Jan 29, 08 __ 12:22 AM 6:19 AM 11:54 AM 5:53 PM
Wed 0.240 ft. 1.813 ft. 1.244 ft. 2:881 ft.
Jan 30, 08 1:18 AM 7:32 AM 12:28 PM 6:35 PM
Last Quarter: 1/30 12:04AM Apogee: 1/30 11:00PM


Based on the mail I receive, many
of you are becoming a bit queasy with
regard to Wall Street. While I believe
that a recession is considerably more
likely than not, and that we are in for
a period of rising market volatility
and falling stock prices, now is when
you look for bargains...not the exit.
However, you are going to have to
look a bit harder and you might want
to investigate smaller companies
with a proprietary technological ad-
vantage. One example is a relatively
new green company that deals with
construction technology.
Before, you associate construction,
with the subprime debacle and the
moribund housing market, keep in
mind that construction covers gov-
ernment and commercial contracts
(including building in Iraq), in addi-
tion to disaster recovery and rebuild-
ing, not just new home construction.
Based in Florida, Alternative Con-
struction Technologies (formerly
Alternative Construction) is a green
company that recently caught my eye
because of the ability of their product,
called the ACTech panel, to withstand
the flying debris caused by a hurri-
cane. An eight foot, six pound, 2-by-
4 board was shot at 45 mph at three
construction materials. The board
went straight through a wood panel.
It also cracked a concrete wall.
In two shots at the ACTech panel,
the flying 2-by-4 managed to dent the
material on the first try and to, pierce
it, but not pass through it, on the sec-
ond. To repair the damage, you sim-
ply cut out and replace the dented
area.
The panels are energy efficient to
the extent that they can reduce home
heating and cooling costs by as much
as 70 percent. An important factor


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd


Cash 3 Drawing:
6-9-4


COOKING AND CARRYIN' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


I'm not sure if it's the feel of the
soft well worn cotton, or the faded
print of an old feed sack, then again it
could be the rick-rack that grabs me?
Over the past five or so years I've
become a collector of antique aprons.
I have several that are so old they
were made from homespun fabric.
Others are made of tightly woven
cotton fabric that is wonderfully soft,
they don't make cotton that soft now.
It could be the many passes through
a wringer washing machine has
contributed to the softness.
Some of these old aprons just seem
to speak to me. I can almost envision
an older lady slipping the butter-
soft, faded, feed sack bib apron over
her head, before she picked up her
sifter to once again stir-up a pan of
buttermilk biscuits. I wonder about
the past owners of the vintage aprons
in my collection. I wonder about the
lives they lived, about the children
they raised, perhaps the very apron in
my hand was once worn by a mother
whose son was away fighting during
WWI or WWII. One thing is for sure,
for the most part, the women who
wore these aprons must have prayed
for their children just as we do ours.
I admire the talented women who
made the special aprons that I find
at antique stores and junk shops.
Some of my aprons have beautiful
smocking while another is made of
red and white check and has white
cross stitching over the checks
making an additional pattern.
Along with aprons I also collect
damask table clothes and napkins.
After collecting linens for a while
I have came across several tips for
cleaning them that I would like to
share.
Soak stained or yellowed fabrics
in lemon juice, water and salt. This
is an all natural process that has been
effective for stubborn stains: Soak'
your linens in hot water and lemon
juice and add salt to the specific
stain areas. Let soak overnight and
hang in the sunlight. When using this
method, try not to rub the salts into
the fabric as the rubbing may cause
fiber damages to these fragile and
often delicate pieces. This method
has been very useful in removing rust


because buildings account for 41
percent of the nation's total energy
consumption, of which heating and
cooling consume 20 percent.
The panels are fire, mold and in-
sect resistant. The Home Depot has
used them for building extensions at
numerous store locations. Florida
has approved their use in over 1200
buildings within the state. The Fed-
eral government has just placed the
product on the GSA schedule en-
abling government agencies to pur-
chase the product without going
through the bid process.
Tony Francel, the company's chief
operating officer, has presented his
views on the state of the environment
to the United'Nations on several oc-
casions, stating that, "We need to help
protect the environment by providing
environmentally friendly products at
competitive prices that have long-
term economic benefits."
For the nine months ending Sept.
30, Alternative chalked up sales of
$9.02 million, with a 23.9 percent
gross profit margin and net earnings
of $738,055, or 7 cents per share.
The company has $14.1 million in
contracts under way, and is currently
looking at a potential pipeline many
times that.
Althoughithe. company built its
first home 14 years ago, with sales
increasing at a 188 percent average
compounded rate over the past three
years, it only became a profitable
concern in 2007 under new manage-
ment. Therefore, it is not possible to
apply the usual intrinsic value calcu-
lations in a meaningful way.
However, the company has a lead-
ing patented product in an industry
McGraw Hill estimates will. grow
at least 60 percent.per year over the
next five years. An over-the-counter
stock, the company has applied for
listing on the American Stock Ex-
change, which should improve its
ability to raise additional capital if or
when needed.
My earnings estimate for 2008 is
17 cents per share and 35 cents per
share in 2009 with a 12-18 month
target price on the shares of $9.25, as
compared to a recent price of $5.20.
Although returns are greater with a
smaller company in undergoing an

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
January 16
Lotto Drawing:
4-11-29-39-47-51
No winner of the $9 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
58 at $6,215

4-Digit Winners
3,885 at $75

3-Digit Winners:
78,740 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:
0-5-2-3

Cash 3 Drawing:
7-1-4


Saturday,
January 19
Lotto Drawing:
1-12-19-35-37-48
No winners of the $14 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
93 at $5,345

4-Digit Winners:
5,253 at $76.50

3-Digit Winners:
110,340 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:
3-7-5-9


stains as well.
If you plan to store an item for an
extended period of time, try rolling it
instead of folding it as the fold lines
stress the fabric over time. Use a soft
toothbrush to work stain removers
into stains--you'll be surprised how
much easier it is to remove stains
using a brush. Milk can be used to
remove small ink marks from most
natural fabrics. Just work the milk
into the stain, adding more as needed,
until the ink disappears and then
launder as usual.
When ironing a vintage piece,
keep a small spray bottle of water on
hand to dampen places that don't iron
well.
Collecting vintage linens should
make you happy. Use them! Over
time, they will get stains and small
holes, use them anyway! It is O.K. to
use them if you really like them, after
all the next generation needs to have
memories of their mother or granny
wearing aprons; how else will they
learn to love these special creations
in generations to come if we don't
wear them today?




4 heads garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and
cut into 1 inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
cup butter, melted
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place
garlic on square of aluminum foil,
drizzle with oil and wrap. Bake for 30
minutes. Remove from oven and set
aside. Put potatoes in pot and cover
with water, add salt. Bring waterito a
boil and lower heat to mediums boil
-until tender. Drain well and transfer to
a large mixing bowl. Add butter and
warm milk. Use a handheld potato
masher to mash potatoes. Mash just
enough to break potatoes up and mix
them well with milk and butter. Add
pepper or fresh parsley if you like.
Cut tops off of garlic heads. Squeeze
pulp into potatoes. Fold in and serve.


LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.


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John's Comments

By: John M. Ayers


His Sacrifice Was So Very Different
(Kent Heaton)

Great men fill the pages of history as martyrs to a just twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He
cause which they lived and died for. Their lives were said to them, IBehold, we are going up to Jerusalem;
taken because of what they stood for and what they and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests
believed in. Heroes are found in soldiers, leaders, and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and
friends, neighbors, and multitudes of unsung men and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge
women who gave their life for a dream. Monuments fill and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised
the landscape of their achievements in death and history up'" (Matthew 20:17-19) See also Matthew 16:21;
retells their heroic stories to inspire generations to rise to 17:22,23; 26:2; Mark 10:32-34.
greatness. In all of the sacrifices given by men through Peter proclaimed in Acts 2:23 that Jesus was
the myriad of centuries, only one death stands alone as "delivered over by the predetermined plan and
the most defining moment of sacrifice in all time. "For foreknowledge of God ... nailed to a cross by the hands
the death that He died, He died to sin once for all" of godless men and put Him to death" (Acts 2:23). The
(Romans 6:10). work of the Lord is summed up by His own words, "For
The death of Jesus on the cross is the sacrifice unlike the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that
any offering given by men. Great leaders who aspire to which was lost" (Luke 19:10). The sacrifice of Jesus was
lead others to change may be struck down in the prime neither a mistake nor the act of revengeful men upon an
of their life, Soldiers may brave the horrors of war to innocent victim but the action of ungodly men on a man
sacrifice themselves for others to bring about victory, innocent of sin whose death was predestined before time
Others may relinquish their happiness to bring hope to began.
others. No one came to death in the manner Jesus did. The agony of Jesus in the garden is the climax of His
He knew His purpose on earth was to become a love for man to bear His cross because it was the will of
sacrifice. The totality of His presence on earth was to die His Father (Matthew 26:36-46). Jesus went to the cross
the most despicable manner of man's cruelty. He did not on His accord with His faith determined by His love for
die for a few; He died for all, "So then as through one all menr not just a few from Adam until the last breath
transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, taken at the coming of the Lord. He bore it all and did
even so through one act of righteousness there resulted so voluntarily! His sacrifice was bathed in the blood of
justification of life to all men" (Romans 5:18). sinless perfection. No man can make that claim nor will
At the age of twelve Jesus knew He must be about he ever. "For if by the transgression of the one the
His Father's work (Luke 2:46-52). Often in His ministry, many died, much more did the grace of God and the
Jesus would tell His disciples of His coming death. "As gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound
Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the to the many" (Romans 5:15).

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early growth phase, there is a com-
mensurate risk factor. Therefore, you
need to be exacting in your own due
diligence. If you wish to review the
materials I used, they are available on
the RuddReport.com website.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at


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Page Four GJLCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


EdButrer cee6)rates lo3rd

birt-hcay with stye

Reprint from the
Dixie County Times
Ed Butler of Horseshoe Beach cel-
ebrated his 103rd birthday on January
12, 2008.
He is the son of Daniel Webster
Butler and Harried "Hattie" Elizabeth
Tedder. Ed married Margaret Gainey
and they had two children, Joanelle
and James. He has 11 grandchildren,
37 great-grandchildren, three great-
great-grandchildren and more on the
way.
A great crowd of friends and fam-
ily gathered at Gulf Coast Supply last
Saturday and helped him celebrate.
Wonderful music was provided by
Buron and Roxie Revels, Dixie Ju-
bilee (Billy Richard, Paula Richard
and Curtis Richard), Jonathan Sher-
rill and his brother, sister, and cousin;
Matt Edmonds and Phillip and Evonne Gordon.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch of fried chicken and all the trimmings,
along with desserts too numerous to name.
Travis Hart, representing Congressman Allen Boyd, presented Mr. Ed with
a certificate and flag honoring his birthday. Several attendees, including for-
mer Judge Marshall Clements and Bill Rains gave short talks about their
dealings with Mr. Ed over the years.
Congratulations to a fine Dixie County native we wish you many more!
Mr. Ed has for sale, a book depicting his life through the years. You can
contact him if you would like to purchase one.


Local soldier welcomed home
Eight-year-old Brianna Staub took a very special visitor to her second grade
class at Trenton Elementary School on Tuesday. Her mother, Sgt. Christina
Staub was in Trenton on a two week leave from her tour of duty in Korea.
After arriving home on January 12, Christina enjoyed spending time with her
daughter and mother, Catrina Mercado. In addition to visiting her daughter's
school, Christina was able to visit with her grandmother which reunited four
generations of the family. As shown in the picture above, Brianna and her
best friend, Joey Taylor, 5, of Orlando, rode in the Veteran's Day Parade in
honor of her mother on Nov. 11, 2007. According to Catrina, Christina has
already served two tours of duty in Iraq and in May or June of 2008 she will
begin a new tour of duty in Germany. Much to the family's delight, Catrina
and Brianna will be able to reunite with Christina in Germany where they all
plan to live together.


Annie's Project geared to farm women's needs


Getting a grip on today's agricul-
ture technology and becoming an ef-
fective farm business partner is the
focus of Annie's Project.
Annie's Project is based on the ex-
periences of a farm wife who spent
her lifetime learning how to be an
involved business partner with her
farm husband. Together they did
great things, but it wasn't easy.
Annie's Project takes life experi-


ences and shares it with farm women
living and working in a complex,
dynamic, evolving business environ-
ment.
In the class, farm women receive
training in the areas of financial re-
cords, production records, marketing
plans, risk management, legal regula-
tions, and human resources.
This women's empowerment pro-
gram will be offered in six lessons


2008 Gilchrist County L&A Testing

Supervisor of Elections will be holding their
Public L&A (Logic and Accuracy) for
Presidential Preference Primary
on Friday, January 25,2008 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 absentee 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*


spanning three weeks beginning Feb-
ruary 5.
The lessons will alternate between
Lake City and Live Oak (Tuesdays in
Lake City and Fridays in Live Oak).
The hours are 9-12 a.m.
The cost is $50 which covers class
supplies and refreshments. Class
size is limited and pre-registration is
required by February 1.
Contact Suwannee County Exten-

Character Council
Personality of the Month
Continued from page 2
on track so that the tasks performed
made the First Sergeant's work eas-
ier. Miss Money believes that when
someone makes herself available that
person "will be trusted more and then
be shown more respect."
Sarah originally came from cen-
tral New York State and moved with
her family to Bell in 2005. Right
away she became active in extracur- i.
ricular activities. She awaits being a
student at Santa'Fe Community Col-:.
lege, but for right now she fills h
time with high's'hool studies. She ,.,-.
a flag spinner with the Bell March-
ing Band. She is learning all she can
in the BHS Criminal Justice Acad-
emy, while also being a member of
the Advancing Careers in Education
(A.C.E.) organization.
Among her many hobbies, she en-
joys reading historical fiction. One
day she hopes to major in psychol-
ogy. Miss Money declares that her
motto is "You should treat others as
you wish to be treated."
With young people, young leaders
like Sarah Money here in our pres-
ence, we can be assured that things .
will go well in the future, for it's those
like her who really know, and at their
young age, that character is doing the
right thing regardless of what others
say or do, for good character truly de-
termines success.


sion at 362-2771 or Columbia County
Extension at 752-5384 for more in-
formation or to register for the class.


Early voting
According to Supervisor of Elec-
tions Connie Sanchez, 213 voters
had cast an early ballot in the presi-
dential primary election.
Election day is Tuesday, Jan.
29, but early voting will be avail-
able to registered voters in Gil-
christ County until Saturday, Jan.
26. Voters are asked to early vote
at the Gilchrist County Supervisor
of Elections Office inside the Gil-
christ County Courthouse. Voting
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on early
voting, call 463-3410.


Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard


celebrate 70 years

Hazel and Horace Thomas were
married on December 23, 1937 at the
home of Gilchrist County Judge M.G.
Akins, said Horace. The couple then
lived in Bell for about three years
where their first son, Doyle, was born,
before buying a home in Trenton on
now County Road 334. Two of their
four children were born while they
lived there, Sue and Don. Inciden-
tally, this is the property where his
son-in-law, Joe and Sue Lander built
a home about eight years ago and
reside today. Horace and Hazel then
purchased a farm nearby where they
still reside today when they are not
enjoying their camp in Suwannee.
Thomas was elected as the Gilchrist
County Clerk of Court in 1948 where
he served for 32 years. Before that he
worked for several years for the Fed- Don h
eral government in a program called he wa
the American Farmer's Association lege, 1
which was under the county agent. The
Altogether, Thomas had 39 years in Doyle
the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Lande
When asked what is the secret of Trent
being married for 70 years they said Town
that they don't buy anything they great-
can't pay for. The Thomases say they Wh
don't have everything they wanted, he rec
but their main object was to get all lifetin
the children through college. There nity t<
were no junior colleges or "give years
away" programs (scholarships) back do it.
then. They were very proud that their stayin
children all went through college, agree


Socials


Johnny and Donna Jones of Tren-
ton are visiting Donna's brothers
and their families in Montana and
California. The Jones' reported chilly
temperatures in Montana this week
and are looking forward to visiting
the Reagan Library in the Los Ange-
les area while attending a nephew's
wedding. Johnny and Donna plan to
return home around the 29th of Janu-
ary.
Marvin Weaver, Ryan Weaver,
Sheriff David Turner, Nick Turner,
Robert Osteen and Carl Johnson trav-
eled to Mississippi to hunt last week.
During the trip one deer was killed by
Carl Johnson.


License #C03GI0006


Lake City Community College, TIMCO

and Florida Crown have joined together

to offer an entry-level

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

training program!

This 10 Week Course Begins

FEBRUARY 11th, 2008

ENROLLMENT FEE $300


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of marriage


Horace and Hazel Thomas
had to go into the service when
s three days from finishing col-
but later finished.
Thomases' four children are
Thomas of Cross City, Sue
er of Trenton, Don Thomas of
on, and Alda Griffin of Old
with 10 grandchildren and 19
grandchildren.
en Horace was thinking back,
called one big mistake in his
ie, he says he had an opportu-
o lease Ginnie Springs for 99
for 99 cents a year and didn't
Hazel says that her secret to
g married for 70 years is we
to disagree.


Zibe McKenzie, 2, is doing very
well after undergoing a pollicization
procedure on his right hand last week
at the Shriners Hospital for Children
in Tampa. Zibe is the son of Houston
and Kim McKenzie of Trenton and
the little brother of Railee McKen-
zie.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Dustin
Cason, Wilbur Langford and Jim-
my Allison on January 24; Theresa
Sapp, Roberta Sandy, Mary Jane
James, Joshua Phillips, Dennis Mc-
Gee, Joanna Thomas, and Joe Roth
on January 25; John Wilkerson, An-
twan Gamble, Eddy Scott, Jeremy
Caraway, Susan Joyner, Carmel Mc-
Gee, Quinton DeSalvo, Robert Ward
Jr. on January 26; Roshad Jackson,
Doyle Ridgeway, Ronnie Boyette,
Sr., George Anderson, Jason Stewart,
Lessie Holder, Kathy Cook, John-
nie Hunt, and Terry YDean Warrdta
on January 27; MaxeFClark, My ihe
Justice, Nicole Vickers, Kelly -We,
Mary McLeod, and Richard Coii-
natser on January 28; Shawn Tay-
lor, Shirley Robinson, Quinisha N.
Brown, Daniel Davidson, Gail Dash-
er, Mary McQuiston, and Barbara
Rowe on January 29; Diana Smith,
Gary Beach, Lamont Haynes, Donna
Boyles, Marvin Weaver, and Grant
Smith on January 30.
Happy Anniversary wishes to:
Tom and Sharon Mathis on January
27; Richard and Kelli Tooke on Janu-
ary 28; William and Heidi Morgan,
Jr. on January 29.

Chili chefs

invited to

compete in

local cook off
Do you cook a red-hot sizzlin'
chili? Or is yours mild enough to
qualify as comfort food? Chilis for
all tastes are welcome-and in de-
mand-at the 6th Annual Chili Cook
Off hosted by Haven Hospice and
Special Projects: Interagency Coun-
cil for the Elderly (SPICE). Festivi-
ties will be held from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, at
Haven Hospice's E.T. York Building.
The agencies hope to serve as many
as 40 chili concoctions this year.
Judges will announce champions
and runners up in each category and
name a people's choice winner.
The cost of $5 per person includes
all the chili you can taste, from tra-
ditional to vegetarian to exotic, as
well as a drink and dessert. All pro-
ceeds from the event benefit Seniors
and Lawmen Together (SALT), an
Alachua County crime prevention
program. SALT programs around
the country aim to prevent crimes
against the elderly and alleviate the
fear of becoming a crime victim.
For a 2008 Chili Cook Off appli-
cation contact Sally Dahlem at (352)
378-3838. Chefs are asked to fax ap-
plications by Monday, January 28, to
(352) 378-0997.
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative
care and is one of eight 2007 Circle of
Life Award honorees nationwide to
be recognized as leaders in improv-
ing the care of patients near the end
of life or with life-threatening condi-
tions. Haven Hospice has also been
recognized as a Florida Pacesetter
for its leadership in promoting living
wills. Licensed in Florida since 1980
as a not-for-profit hospice, Haven
Hospice has served more than 35,000
patients and families. For more in-
formation visit www.havenhospice.
org or call 800-727-1889.
X


Mr. ancdMrs. T'homas


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* CDA Certified Teachers
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* CPR/First Aid Certified
* Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of our facility.


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A private school for your child's early learning years.


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


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


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NO.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to
homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district
taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a
$25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and
$75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits, Homestead property .
owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and
not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved
by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the
previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just
value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a
lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not
exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal
property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each
year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law,
and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general
law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January
1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did
not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment
provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at
a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to
January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January
1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is
approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this
revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
SYES
( NO


VOTE BOTH SIDES


COUNTY

NON-BINDING VOTE ON CREATION OF
RECREATION MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCES BY GILCHRIST COUNTY, THE CITY
OF TRENTON, THE TOWN OF BELL, AND THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS THAT WOULD CREATE A
COUNTY-WIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WITHIN WHICH COULD BE IMPOSED AN AD
VALOREM TAX, NOT TO EXCEED ONE QUARTER
MILL, WITH REVENUE COLLECTED THEREBY TO BE
USED TO PROVIDE COUNTY-SPONSORED
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO ALL
GILCHRIST COUNTY RESIDENTS:
C YES
NO,. .






OFFICIAL NONPARTISAN BALLOT
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, 2008

* TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL 0 NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count.
NO.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to
homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and
(2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their
next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for
tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property
except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.
This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be
able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years
after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of
2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been
relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated
benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will
be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property.
This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year.
Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be
assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation
does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by
a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply
uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for
assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified
percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1,
2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved
in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified
real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in
November of 2008.
SYES
D NO
VOTE BOTH SIDES


l !i -'COUNTY

NON-BINDING VOTE ON CREATION OF
RECREATION MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCES BY GILCHRIST COUNTY, THE CITY
OF TRENTON, THE TOWN OF BELL, AND THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS THAT WOULD CREATE A
COUNTY-WIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WITHIN WHICH COULD BE IMPOSED AN AD
VALOREM TAX, NOT TO EXCEED ONE QUARTER
MILL, WITH REVENUE COLLECTED THEREBY TO BE
USED TO PROVIDE COUNTY-SPONSORED
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO ALL
GILCHRIST COUNTY RESIDENTS:
C70 YES
0 NO


PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
- Hillary Clinton
Christopher J. Dodd
) John Edwards
- Mike Gravel
Dennis J. Kucinich
SBarack Obama
0 William "Bill" Richardson IIll


OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY BALLOT
REPUBLICAN PARTY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, 2008
* TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL W NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count.
PRESIDEI


PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
Rudy Giuliani
Mike Huckabee
Duncan Hunter
Alan Keyes
John McCain
) Ron Paul
0 Mitt Romney
Tom Tancredo
0 Fred Thompson


NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessrrents
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to
homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district
taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a
$25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and
$75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property
owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and
not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved
by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the
previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just
value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a
lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not
exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal
property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each
year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law,
and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general
law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January
1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did
not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment
provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at
a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to
January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January
1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is
approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this
revision is approved in the general election held in November'of 2008.
YES
NO


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Contact us at:
Connie D. Sanchez
S Supervisor of Elections, Gilchrist County
112 S Main St, Room 128
352-463-3194
1-800-471-8083


elections@votegilchrist.com
www.votegilchrist.com


OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY BALLOT
DEMOCRATIC PARTY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, 2008
* TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count.


VOTE BOTH SIDES


li .': COUNTY

NON-BINDING VOTE ON CREATION OF
RECREATION MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WOULD YOU SUPPORT THE ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCES BY GILCHRIST COUNTY, THE CITY
OF TRENTON, THE TOWN OF BELL, AND THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS THAT WOULD CREATE A
COUNTY-WIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING UNIT
WITHIN WHICH COULD BE IMPOSED AN AD
VALOREM TAX, NOT TO EXCEED ONE QUARTER
MILL, WITH REVENUE COLLECTED THEREBY TO BE
USED TO PROVIDE .COUNTY-SPONSORED
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO ALL
GILCHRIST COUNTY RESIDENTS:
YES






VOTER





INFORMATION



Voter Fraud Warning
If you commit or attempt to commit any fraud in connection with voting,
you can be convicted of a felony of the third degree, fined up to $5,000,
and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years.


Identification Requirements
Floridians Reminded to Bring Identification When Voting
-Florida Statute 101.043 requires photo and signature identification at the polling place-
Accepted documents are:
Florida driver's license;
Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles;
United States passport;
Employee badge or identification;
Buyer's club identification;
Debit or credit card;
Military identification;
Student identification;
Retirement center identification;
Neighborhood association identification;
Public assistance identification.
Any combination of these documents may be presented to fulfill the photo and signature requirements.
**If Identification is not provided, you are required to vote a Provisional Ballot**


Early Voting and Absentee Ballots:


Early Voting is January 14-27
Monday Saturday 9am -5pm

You may write or call for an absentee ballot. Voted absentee ballots must be returned
to the election's office by 7 pm on Election Day.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24,. 2008


Baby Langyford


Bahby whitwood


Kenadee Charlotte Langford
Micah and Kimberly Langford are proud to announce the birth of their
baby girl Kenadee Charlotte Langford.
Kenadee was born on December 16,2007 at Shands Hospital. She weighed
8 pounds and 9 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Kenadee joins her big
brother Elijah Aaron Langford who is now four.


Ocala Livestock Market
Report
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday January 21, 2008,
were: this week 230, last week 432,
and last year 439.
. Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00


higher, feeder steers and heifers were
mostly steady with very light supply.
Supply was light, demand was mod-
erate. Feeder steers and heifers over
600 lbs 64 percent, 35 percent steers,
29 percent heifers, over 600 lbs 2
percent, 2 percent steers, slaughter
cows and bulls 31 percent, replace-
ment cows 3 percent.


William (Cole) Colby Myers Jr.

a y mvyers
We are proud to announce the new addition to pur family. William (Cole)
. Colby Myers Jr., was born at North Florida Women's Center on October 6,
2007. He weighed nine pounds, one ounce and was 21 inches long. Cole is
the son of William Colby Myers Sr. and Stacy Michelle Adkins.
His maternal grandparents are Terry and Ronda Adkins of Trenton. Great-
grandparents are the late Horace Adkins and Barbara Jana of Cross City and
the late Ronnie and Brenda Driggers of Cross City. Great great-grandparents
are the late Theodore and Gladys Hilliard of Trenton.
His paternal grandparents are Bud Myers of Bronson and Jim and Angela
Kern of Newberry. Great-grandparents are the late Arthur Fowler and Treil
Fowler, both of Newberry.
Cole was welcomed home by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Slaughter Cows Boner: 80-85 per-
cent: 885-1195 (1070) 52.00-55.50
(53.70); 1220-1275 (1248) 52.50-
55.50 (53.98).
Slaughter Cows Lean: 85-90 per-
cent 740-775 (762) 45.00-48.00
(46.35); 775-795 (783) 38.00-40.00
(39.01) low dressing; 855-985 (921)
45.00-48.00 (46.15); 800-1110 (934)
38.00-44.00 (39.43) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1270-
1325 (1298) 56.00-58.00 (56.98);
1115 (1115) 52.00 (52.00) low
dressing; 1600-1985 (1872) 56.50-
63.00 (58.96); 1775 (1775) 66.50
(66.50) high dressing.
Feeder. Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 165-185 (177) 190.00-
200.00 (193.40); 220-240 (233)
135.00-142.00 (139.89); 350-370
(358) 118. 0-122 00, 9 J9.01).
Feeder Steers and 3ulls Medium
and Large 2-3:215-235 (222) 120.00-
122.00 (120.49); 380-395 (388)
100.00-108.00 (103.92); 410-445
(422) 89.00-92.00 (90.75); 450-498
(484) 85.00-96.00 (93.22); 505-540
(514)82.00-90.00 (88.31); 565-570
(568) 90.00-95.00 (92.51); 670-
680 (675) 78.00-85.00 (81.47).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-
2: 330 (330) 100.00-109.00 (104.50);
355-370 (365) 89.00-97.00 (93.03).


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 1 who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items 1 through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January 1 of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went out ofbusiness 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 anr accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on
January 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 realtor, attorney or
closing agent to avoid problems ih this area.


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1.. Be sure to sign and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
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 inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.

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

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


F'


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 160-190 (179) 175.00-190.00
(181.01).
Feeder Heifers Medium and
Large 2-3: 220-240 (230) 110.00-
128.00 (118.61); 270-280 (275)
96.00-101.00 (98.45); 300-345
(322) 89.00-96.00 (92.73); 350-385
(375) 90.00-93.00 (91.52); 400-425
(412) 86.00-88.00 (86.99); 555-595
(570) 73.00-80.00 (75.99).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 210-245
(228) 89.00-105.00 (94.28); 305-335
(320) 80.00-85.00 (83.19); 350-390
(365) 81.00-82.00 (81.68).
Cow-Calf Pairs Small and Medium
1-2: 555-855 (711) 340.00-660.00
(552.50).

anoot for the moo9. Even, f yoU miss
it you wi land among the stars.
Les Brown


Shon Harley Whitwood II
Sophia Marie Whitwood would like to announce the arrival of her brother
Shon Harley Whitwood II
Shon was born on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 2:17 p.m. in North
Florida Regional Women's Center in Gainesville. He weighed seven pounds
and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Shon Harley Whitwood II is the son of Shon and Christina Whitwood of
Bell.
Paternal grandparents are Robert and Rhonda Whitwood of Bell; maternal
grandparents are Tim and Alex Bracewell ofBrariford.


Florida Crown
Workforce Board
upcoming board and
consortium meetings
The Board of Florida Crown
Workforce Board will hold its board
and consortium meetings on Mon-
day, January 28, 2008, with the board
meeting at 4 p.m. and consortium
meeting at 5 p.m.
The meetings will be held at the
Florida Crown Workforce Board (ad-


ministrative office) at 1389 US Hwy.
90 West, Suite 170-B, in Lake City.
Call (386)755-9026 for information.
This meeting is open to the public.


"A dreamer is one who can only
find his way by moonlight, and
his punishment is that he sees
the dawn before the rest of the
world."
Oscar Wilde


Page Six


W. Wesley Roberts, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

(352) 463-9414

Over 12 years of experience -


Services provided include:
S,, lF arationjaaiad Planniing.for Corporations, J
I v w) Patnt!, hips, and individuals

Small Business Consulting
QuickBooks Consulting
Payroll Services and Monthly Accounting


Office located at the comer of NE 5th Street and SR-26 in Trenton
Appointments Preferred -


Andy Gay's Foundations

Concrete & Driveways

Masonry Sidewalks
S* Block

352949-46333 Licensed & Insured


Damon C. Leggett, C.F.A.

Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Suite 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 Phone: 352-463-3190

New Property Tax Legislation Summary

Pending approval of the Florida Supreme Court, the following property tax
amendments will be on the January 29th, 2008 ballot. If the ballot is approved by
60% margin, these provisions will become law.

* Doubling the Homestead Doubles the homestead exemption, allowing an
additional exemption of $25,000 to apply to the value between $50,000 and $75,000.
For instance: for a home valued at $72,000, the first $25,000 is tax exempt; taxes are
due on the second $25,000. Then, $22,000 would be tax exempt as that's the amount
that's more than $50,000. If approved by voters in January 2008, the additional
$25,000 exemption would be applied to all levies with the exception of school
districts for the 2008 tax roll.

* Portability Allows homeowners to transfer the Save Our Homes benefit to a new
homestead (up to $500,000). If the new homestead is more valuable than the old
homestead, a taxpayer can transfer the entire old CAP dollar amount (up to $500,000
CAP transfer). If a taxpayer downsizes, the percentage of protection will transfer to
the new homestead. In other words, if they had 50% protection before, they will have
50% protection in the new downsized home (up to $500,000 CAP transfer).

Homeowners that sold their homestead during 2007 and apply for.homestead for
2008 can transfer their old CAP to the new residence. However, homesteads sold
during 2006 and prior years do not qualify for portability.

Starting from 2007, property owners who sell their homestead, have up to 2 years to
transfer the CAP to a new homestead.

The portability provision would be applied to all levies for the 2008 tax roll.

* Non-Homestead 10% CAP If approved by voters in January 2008,
non-homesteaded properties will be capped at 10%. This non-homestead CAP would
have a base year of 2008 and the CAP would apply in 2009. The 10% CAP on
non-homesteads would be applied to all levies with the exception of school districts

* TPP $25,000 Exemption Grants a new $25,000 exemption for tangible personal
property. All TPP taxpayers must still file a Tangible Personal Property Return. If
approved by taxpayers in January 2008, the $25,000 TPP exemption would be
applied to all levies for the 2008 tax roll.

* Rollback Rate Already law Requires cities, counties, and independent special
districts to adopt the "Rolled Back" millage rate each tax year. In other words,
millage rates are set to ensure that tax revenue for the current year must be equal to
tax revenue for prior year, excluding new construction and an adjustment for a
statewide income growth rate. This is already law and unchanged with this new bill.


Please give us a call or come by if you have any questions.
Thank you, Damon C. Leggett, C.EA. (352) 463-3190


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THIURSDAY, JAINUARY 24, 2008. _________________________
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Bulldogs suffer deji vu against Trenton after 65-51 defeat


Continued from page 1
second half and with James Thomas and Justin Fowler sitting to catch their
, breath, the Tigers took the lead. With a new found confidence and the lead,
Brandon Mathis let loose and took over the ballgame.
It was all Mathis and the Tigers in the fourth and Trenton's varsity guys
also completed the season sweep 65-51.


Powerhouse Band News


Trenton's No. 1 Brandon Mathis makes it look easy as this talented
athlete attempts the field goal for the Tigers. A group of Bell defenders
await the opportunity for a rebound around the goal. Photo by Anna
Wild.


Trenton's No. 32 C.J. Bowers prepares to pass the ball to a teammate
near the basket as Bell's No. 15 John Bailey, center, and Justin Fowler,
right, block off the baseline to stop the THS sophomore. Photo by
Anna Wild.


DITCHES & FIELDS
TOM WILKIE
352-463-2584
352-538-5072L
DISASTER/STORM RECOVERY
LAND CLEARING & SITE PREP
TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL
BACKHOE & BUSH HOG
BOX BLADE Insured
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GILCHRIST COUNTY
ANIMAL SERVICES


'PET OF THE WEEK'


Hello, my name is Silla and I'm a Golden
Retriever mix. I was found wandering around
the streets and a really nice lady stopped to see
if she could help me out. She called Animal
Services to come get me so I wouldn't get hurt
out there. They've been taking really good care
of me but I sure would like a fur-ever home to
call my own. I am approximately 4 to 5 years
old and I think I am very sweet. If you would
like more information on me please call


Gilchrist


County


Animal Services at


352-463-3158. Thank you for looking at me!


These-future Bulldog stars had their own game during the halftime of
the varsity boys'game. These guys had fun and the fans from both Bell
and Trenton enjoyed the entertainment Friday night.

Lady Bulldogs defeated by

Branford, boys win 59-51


By Sean Boutwell
The Bulldogs were up against the
Branford Buccaneers. Samantha Wil-
liams and Amy Ergle led the team
and did almost, all the scoring for tjhe
Lady Bulldogs. They ,cdbitbined f9or
26 of the Lady Bulldogs' 38 points.
The duo also combined for 6 steals.
The Lady Bulldogs led the entire first
half, but they never got too far away.
At halftime Branford only trailed 18-
15. Branford came out playing better
in the second half and the two teams
were tied by the end of the third at 25.
The Lady Bulldogs played smarter
basketball in the fourth, sharing the
ball and staying out of foul trouble.
The Lady Bucs weren't sure who
their go-to player was and turned the
ball over in the final seconds and lost
a close one, 38-37.
The guys came out and a team effort
led to their success against Branford.
James Thomas, who has become one
of the Bulldogs' prominent talents,
was out with an ankle injury. The rest


of the starters picked up their game in
his absence. Joel Elliott led the team
in points scoring 22 and he also had 7
rebounds. Jordan Mehl scored 10 and
kidhn Baile 5 s6ced 4.C'hris iVil&r-
son also plfed well off te bench for
lhe Bulldogs, he score 9. The first
half was close but Bell held the lead
both quarters by one point. The third
quarter proved to be the difference in
the ball game as the Bulldogs finally
shook off the Buccaneers' offense
and ended the quarter with a 46-38
lead. Both teams added on points in
the fourth but Brsnford couldn't pull
any closer. The Bulldogs won 59-51.


Name


Number of Adult Tickets

Number of Child Tickets

Total Enclosed


Korey Peace and Sarah Heyman


While many students were spend-
ing their last week of school before
Christmas break looking forward
to the holidays and relaxing, two
Powerhouse Band members spent
the evening of December 19 rais-
ing funds for our instrument fund.
Sarah Heyman and Korey Peace
donned their band uniforms and
went to the 43rd Street Deli to play
their flutes for customers and earn
$80 for the fund. Kudos to the pair
for their enthusiasm and entrepre-
neurial spirit.
Our very own Amber Forshaw
attended the Tri-State Music Fes-
tival at Florida State University
from November 29 to December 2.
Amber joined other musicians from
Florida, Georgia and Alabama,
learning techniques from some of
the best instructors and conductors
in the area.,
Amber Forshaw and Travis Kort-


essis were chosen to be part of the
State Small School's Honors Band
in Tampa from January 9 through
January 12. Amber and Travis were
chosen from a Director's List and
spent 3 eight hour days rehearsing.
The final day the band performed
for the Florida Music Educators,
other state participants, and family
attending the conference.
The Bell Band Boosters will be
holding the final meeting before the
dinner theatre on Thursday, January
24 in the band room at 7 p.m. It
is imperative that all boosters at-
tend this meeting. Any outstanding
tickets and ads should be turned in
at that time. The final theatre deci-
sions will be made at that meeting.
Attention! All Powerhouse Rep-
ertory members, there will be skit.
rehearsal on Saturday, January 26
at 1 p.m. in the band room.
Lisa Boutwell


Bell community drive will help

keep blood donations up
During the busy holiday season, All who donate will receive a
the number of blood donations usu- coupon from Sonic, a recognition
ally drops, and this past December item and a complimentary choles-
was no exception. With an average terol screening. High school donors
of 43,000 pints of blood used every receive community service credit.
day in the U.S. and Canada alone, it Donors must be at least 17 years
takes a monumental effort to keep old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and
blood on the shelves, and a decrease have photo I.D. For more informa-
in donations can mean a higher risk tion about becoming a donor pr
;of bl9pAs[mtage for patihi -lVIoalI a ohitfblood diKinyour area, cll
|hospitals. glFrrblvrnf fh uth at '~ rt-@707 or visit
LifeSouth invites you to help en- www.lifesouth.org.
sure an adequate blood ,supply for LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier
local hospitals when they team up for 39 medical facilities in 17 coun-
with the community of Bell to host ties in North Central Florida includ-
a blood drive on Wednesday, January ing Shands at UF, the VA Medical
30. Look for the bloodmobile in the Center, and North Florida Regional
high school rear parking lot between Medical Center. LifeSouth is a non-
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. profit, volunteer blood center supply-
The bloodmobile moves to the front ing 128 medical centers in Florida,
of the high school from 1:30 p.m. to Alabama and Georgia.
5:30 p.m. for the community drive.


Phone #


X $10 = $____

X $5 = $ (age 12 and under)


$____


Note: Tickets purchased at the door will be $12 for adults, $6 for children (12 and under)


VOTE 1/29/08 FOR NON-BINDING REFERENDUM IN FAVOR OF


VOTE 1/29/08 FOR NON-BINDING REFERENDUM IN FAVOR OF
**GILCHRIST COUNTY YOUTH RECREATION**


BABE RUT4 LEAGUE

4 11 BASEBALL / SOFTBALL

SSIGI-ULPS
ONLY 3 DATES AVAILABLE
AGES:5-12
MUST TURN 5 BEFORE 5/01/08
MUST STILL BE 12 ON 5/01/08

WHERE :McARTHUR PARK
WHEN :1/26/08 SATURDAY 9:00 12:00 NOON
:2/02/08 SATURDAY 9:00 12:00 NOON

**ABSOLUTE FINAL SIGN-UP**
02/05/08 TUESDAY 6:00 8:00 PM

COST : **$ 60.00 DUE IN FULL AT SIGN-UP**

SIGN-UP FORMS MAY BE PRINTED FROM OUR WEBSITE:

WWW.SUWANNEEVALLEYLEAGUE.ORG
HOWEVER, THE PRINTED FORM & THE CODE OF ETHICS MUST
BE TURNED IN AT THE SIGN-UP SITE!

MITCH HARRELL MIKE SAULS
463-3874 463-0302
REMEMBER:
YOUR SUPPORT OF S.V.L. SUPPORTS YOUR CHILD.
TOGETHER, WE'LL MAKE ALL OF OUR CHILDREN BETTER.
VOTE 1/29/08 FOR NON-BINDING REFERENDUM IN FAVOR OF
**GILCHRIST COUNTY YOUTH RECREATION**


4thInnual


evening of the Irts


Dinner Theater


Thursday- February 7th

Bell Elementary Cafeteria

6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.


Dinner of lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, salad, breadsticks
and dessert will be served in an Italian Bistro atmosphere.


Entertainment will be instrumental musical selections, vocal
performanaces, and skits by the Powerhouse Repertory Group.


Advance Tickets -
Adult-$10 Under 12-$5

Pick them up at the door! Just look for the Will Call table!
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS BY MAIL!!!
Complete and mail this form with a check (made out to Bell Band Boosters)
postmarked no later than January 28th to :
Bell Band Boosters, P.O. Box 345, Bell, Fl. 32619


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Heart Matters


"Is it possible to really love some-
one, but not trust them?" Absolutely,
in relationships we often confuse love
with trust, but the reality is that you
can love someone deeply and not trust
them at the very same time. Love is
a free gift that you give someone,
even if they don't deserve it. Trust is
earned, it must be built and often in
relationships it gets damaged or com-
pletely broken and must be rebuilt for
the relationship to survive.
Authors and Christian psycholo-
gists Cloud and Townsend explain,
"Trust is the ability to be totally real,
authentic, and unguarded with (an-
other). It means being able to bring
all parts of yourself, good and bad,
strong and weak, without fear or con-
demnation or judgment." This is a
deep level of relationship to attain,
and most of us are painfully aware
that taking the risk to trust someone
at some point in our life has cost us
plenty. This causes us to raise our
guard and keep it high so that we
don't risk experiencing that kind of
pain again. In fact, that is usually our
first response when trust takes a hit:
We promise ourselves we will not
ever let that happen again.
Trust can be broken in many ways:
Saying one thing and doing another,
white lies, financial betrayal, broken
promises, unfulfilled commitments,
sexual unfaithfulness at any level and
being inconsistent as a person. When
we cannot trust someone, we no lon-
ger know who they are. We lose the
ability to depend on them to be there
for us, whether in one area or many.
Even worse, when the betrayal
comes from someone close, from one
we have exposed private knowledge


of ourselves to, that betrayal causes
deep wounds.
Trust issues cannot be ignored for
the sake of "keeping peace." Rebuild-
ing trust is hard work and it means
taking a risk, but if both sides are will-
ing, it is worth the effort. Here are a
few steps to help repair the damage:
Face the reality about what caused the
broken trust. If you are the source of
the problem, admit your fault. You
cannot heal or repair that which is
kept hidden or denied. If you have
been betrayed, admit your feelings to
the other person. Confirm your love
for them, but express your need for
this to be addressed.
Take a broken trust seriously. Try-
ing to brush it off as unimportant
only serves to deepen the wound. A
person with a broken heart cannot be
convinced it is no big deal any more
that one with a broken neck.
Let the one you love know how
much you regret what you did: In
the healing process the one who was
betrayed will need to be reassured
of the other person's commitment
to them. Give that reassurance, not
defensive retaliation (i.e."How many
times are you going to bring that
up?"). Especially in marriage, the
"offender" may need to make himself
or herself accountable to the other
person in order to rebuild that which
has been broken.
Give the process tinfe, as you take
action to change. The Bible says in
Luke 17:3, "If your brother (spouse,
friend, etc) sins, rebuke (confront)
him, and if he repents, forgive him."
The word repents here means to take
action to change, not simply saying
I'm sorry and expecting the other


Trenton United
Methodist Church


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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.


Johnson & Son
"Serving All of North Central Florida"


Truck Cranes
& C&iD Dipster
......... Fully licensed
& insured


352.472. 7707 or
(toll free) 1.866.919.7707


t


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

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





16th -
a- -_. Saturday

^ Feb. 2, 2008

FARM TOYS TRUCKS
BUY SELL TRADE
DOOR PRIZE EVERY HOUR!


OLD TRACTOR PARADE
1:00 p.m.

Oak View Middle School
Newberry, Florida
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Admission $4.00 Free Parking
Presented by Newberry Lions Club
Call 352-495-2735 for more information.

4 p.


person to move on as if nothing hap-
pened.
Trust is a vital element in our re-
lationships. When it is broken, it's
as if the foundation of your home is
cracked. It must be repaired, or it will
no longer be a desirable place to live.
The relationships in your life are
worth doing the hard work to build
and rebuild trust. They are deeply at-
tached to our hearts, and our hearts
really do matter!
Blessings, Angie Land

American Legion
dinner
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
91 is hosting a dinner for the Auxil-
iary Department of Florida President,
Ms. Linda Teasley, on Friday, Febru-
ary 1 at 6 p.m.
All area auxiliary and legion mem-
bers are cordially invited. Persons
planning on attending should contact
Unit President Debra Ward, (352)463-
7721, no later than January 28.
Please mark your calendars and
come out and hear the latest news
from our department. Post 91 is lo-
cated on US 129 halfway between
Trenton and Bell next to the FFA Ro-
deo Arena. See you there.


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


Hunt's Pest Control, Inc.
GET RID OF:
Cockroaches 0 Waterbugs German Roaches
Ants and other Household Pests


WE DO TERMITE
INSPECTIONS
Phone 493-1051
493-4772
"We send 'em packing!"


PINE GROVE BA PIST CHURCH
i ru -n tli lo r ll t bm '1
t 16655,N.OW. CR-339 *renton, Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study..... ............9:15. AM
Morning Worship Service.....................10:30 AM
Children's Church.............................. 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service......................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..........7:00 PM
AW ANA..................... .... ..................... 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~

WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC
6259.S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL ............................ 9:45 AM-
MORNING WORSHIIP ............................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP .f............................... 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"



Leslie Sapp

Construction, Inc.
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New Homes and Remodeling
Assistance with Planning and Design
Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987

352-463-7589
homes@lesliesapp.com
www.lesliesapp.com
7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693cc 05831


I Church News

"Hope Street" gospel
group in concert
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of Bell
will be hosting the gospel group
"Hope Street" on Sunday, January 27
at 6 p.m.
"Hope Street" comes from Ormond
Beach and will be sharing with us that
evening in song and testimony.
We would like to invite the entire
community to come and hear this
outstanding gospel group. Mt. Nebo
is located 3 miles north of Bell at
4200 NW CR 340.
If you have any questions, you may
contact our pastor, Reverend Jimmy
Corbin at our church office, Monday
through Thursday from 9 until 4:30
p.m. at (386)935-3575.

Turning Point "Souper
Bowl" Party
Come watch the Super Bowl on
February 3rd with the friendly folks
at Turning Point Ministry Inc.
Bring your lawn chairs. or pillow
and blanket for your comfort inside
while watching the game, finger
foods to share, and canned foods for
your only admission. View the game
on our large multi media screen,
doors open at 5 p.m. with the game


starting at 6 p.m.
For further information call the
church at 463-1882. The church is
located on Levy County Road 341,
two miles south of State Road 26.
See you at the game.

Seeking family
heirloom
My father Charles F. Monica, Jr.
died on Januiary 7, 2008. He had de-
mentia. Dad had given away an old
spinning wheel that was my mother's
(who also passed away). This spin-
ning wheel was one of the few sen-
timental items I had to remember
mom.
If the person who has this spinning
wheel could find it in their heart to
return it to me, I would be very grate-
ful.
Please write to Robert Monica at
Box 732, Bell, Fl 32619.


Trenton Commrunitt Nazarene Church
(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-26)
10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service
+65-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


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 Worship ............................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"



Gulf West Supply
617 N.E. Lancaster Street
Trenton, Florida 32693

(352) 463-2335

A Division of

Chiefland Farm Supply


Liquid
Sup-R-Lix


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PURINA BAG FEED


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5pm-6pm Only
Adults $8.95
Chef's Choice of Entree
Soup, Salad, & Dessert

Soup & Salad Bar
$5.95
(All Day Every Day)





115 N.W. First Street Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-8494 (


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L


Jennings Lake
Cemetery group
meeting
The Jennings Lake Folks will meet
on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at
Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell at 6
p.m.
After and during the November
1 through 3, 2007, garage sales, the
group has begun to sell chances on
three afghans. The afghan tickets or
donations are $1 a ticket. There will
be three drawings for the afghans on
January 26, 2008. The 1st prize is a
gold king-size afghan, 2nd is a brown
and white queen-size and 3rd prize
is a variegated blue twin-size. The
drawings will be during the January
26 meeting at Akins Bar-B-Q and
Grill.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
All interested people are encouraged
to attend the meeting.
J.M. "Murph" Everett
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AARP News


>Trenton.City Commissioner Marcia Hellams presents an "Outstand-
ing Community Service Award" to Norman Conti, AARP Commu-
*nity Activities Coordinator, on behalf of the Gilchrist County Senior
'Citizens Food Pantry.


AARP held its monthly meeting
on January 15, 2008, at the Trenton
Community Center.
Our guest speaker was Dr. Joel
Shugar from Perry, who gave a very
interesting and enlightening talk and
power point presentation on diseases
of the eyes. Many of our members
had questions for him, and received
clear and concise answers to their
questions.
Shiela Frierson is back doing our
blood pressure checks again and we
are glad to have her and her sister,
Susan Lamb.
Trenton City Commissioner Mar-
cia Hellams surprised us with a visit
and came to present a plaque to Norm
Conti. He was given the "Outstand-
ing Community Service Award" from
the Senior Food Pantry. This is just
another one of our AARP members
who does constant volunteering in the
community and Rick Weder wanted
to see that Norm was honored for his
service to the community.
We had a record crowd of 65 at-
tending the meeting, and if you
weren't there, you missed some valu-
able information and lots of good
food and fun. Hope to see you at our
next meeting on February19th.
Nancy Padgett


The Chamber Corner
We would like to welcome our
newest members to the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce:
Dukes Quality Hay, Inc, with Patri-
cia Dukes, owner and manager, Brent
Dukes. Dukes Quality Hay special-
izes in hay and cattle sales through-
out the tri-county area. You will find
them located at 7300 SW 17th Ct., in
Trenton. You can contact Patricia or
Brent by calling (352) 463-2683 or by
sending them an email at 07311943 @
msn.com.
TR Engineering, LLC, with Greg
Rivers as the owner and the office
manager is Laura Tropeano. TR En-
gineering offers the service of civil
and structural engineering for the tri-
county area. You can find TR Engi-
neering at their physical location of
117 NE 1st Street in Chiefland, and
you can contact them at (352) 490-
7087, send a fax to (352) 490-7086 or
email them at gprivers@gmail.com
Reminder: Chamber Members
Awards Banquet will be at the Tren-
ton Elementary School Cafeteria on
Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 6
p.m.
This will be an evening of meeting
and greeting your fellow Chamber
members, honoring this year's award
recipients, 50/50 drawings and new
this year we will be having a Silent
Auction table. We have numerous
items donated by our local business
members valued from $50.00 to
$500.00.
How a silent auction works: Items
will be displayed on the silent auction
table with bidding sheets in front of
each item for you to place your name
with your bid. Guests will continue
bidding on these items throughout
the evening. At the designated time
we will close bidding and the high-
est bidders will be announced. If you
are interested in a particular item you
should keep checking the bid sheet
throughout the evening to see if you
might need to make a higher bid.
Also we will be drawing for door
prizes throughout the entire evening.
Last year we had over 100 door prize
items donated by our Chamber of
Commerce members and their guests
to give away. If you would like to
donate a door prize for this years
banquet, you can drop it off at the
Chamber office in advance or bring
it with you the night of the banquet.
Remember to attach your name or a
business card to your donated door
prize.
We look forward to seeing all of
you. at the 2008 Chamber Members
Banquet on Thursday, January 24,
2008. For our first time guests, you
will find the entrance to the banquet
room around the back of Trenton El-
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This session will be held at the


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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
n order to qualify for this exemptionyoumust: WillAutomaticallyBeRenewed HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007.
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 legal and equitable title to and maintain
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the Homestead 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 DISABILITY
Any widow/widower who is a permanent resident of Florida and
permanent Flor/widower who is a disabled at least 10% in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
clain 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 $5,000 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 filing 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 consir deathow, northe 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
firsman a wt time, se 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
Cefirst tificate or other presentof your event of the veteran's death official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
Certwidow/widower status. Copronsult youyourr appraiser for das 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 th an April 1s. Failure to file assess return will result in as
present at least one of the following as proof of your disbility: provided byFlorida 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, machinery and 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 an agricultural
Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics 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 qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April Agricultural classification are
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special Ist. automatically 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
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"Sunshine Disciples" visit Ayers Health and

Rehabilitation Center


The sponsors of the January Ladies Brunch were the "Sunshine Disciples" from the United Methodist
Church of Chiefland.
On Monday, our ladies here at Ayers were treated to a fabulous brunch, sponsored by the "Sunshine Disciples" of
the United Methodist Church of Chiefland. Twenty-four of our ladies attended the brunch and participated in the
entertainment provided by these wonderful ladies. Accordian music, guessing "name that tune," and sing-a-longs
were fun for everyone. The delicious spread of food was a treat to all of our ladies. We thank you again for making
our residents' day special.


Gilchrist County
Woman's Club News
The January meeting of the
Gilchrist County Woman's Club was
held January 10 at the clubhouse. It
was hosted by the Arts and Crafts
Committee headed by Stephanie
Metts. It was announced that the
Education Foundation of Gilchrist
County is having their Walk-A-Thon
on February 2. Get your walking
shoes ready and pledge for education.
The contact person is Annie Talley.
Cindy Slaughter attended as a guest
of Sharon Bard and Bill Kilbom,
Barbara Hotton, and Candy McCaf-
fery were guests of Stephanie Metts.
Candy and Barbara were the judges


of the beautiful arts and crafts that the
members brought in for display.
The meal was a delicious combina-
tion of soup, salad, and bread. Not
to be forgotten were the wonderful
desserts. The Arts and Crafts Com-
mittee did a wonderful job hosting
the meeting.
After the business meeting the pro-
gram was given by Bill Kilborn. He
taught us about photographing art
works. The main key seemed to be
the use of available light to avoid re-
flections. He also recommended the
use of digital technology and com-
puter enhancement software. It was
very enlightening and enjoyable.
It was voted that we will be a spon-


sor of the Suwannee Valley Quilt Fes-
tival that will be in Trenton on March
15. It will be an intense weekend be-
cause the annual Beast Feast will be
on Friday, March 14. Can a person
have too much fun?
It was also voted that we will do-
nate one event rental at the clubhouse
to the Chamber of Commerce for
their Silent Auction.
Last but not least was the awards
for the show. The talented members
of the club that received a blue rib-
bon were, Oonagh DeNezza, Sharon
Bard, Annie Talley, Lois Scott, Betty
Wilms and Alice Gilbert. There were
two members receiving two rib-
bons each, Karen Philman and Lynn
Parkes.
The doorprizes were won by Mary
Jo Mansfield (breakfast for two at
Lavern's Country Kitchen), Lois
Scott (also Breakfast at Lavern's),
Frances Moran (lunch for two at Su-
wannee Rose Caf6), Gwen Waldron
(dinner for two at Petrello's Italian
Restaurant) and Sheree Lancaster
(a Jim Shore snowman musical figu-
rine).
The next meeting will be on Febru-
atry 14, Valentine's Day.
Lynn Parkes


Free tax preparation
Free tax preparation and E-file
with AARP Tax-Aide begins Feb. 1,
2008. Sites will be open at libraries
in Trenton, Monday 1-5 p.m.; Cross
City, Tuesday Noon-3 p.m.; Wil-
liston, Thursday Noon-3 p.m., and
Chiefland, Friday Noon-4 p.m. and
Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through-
out the tax season.
Tax-Aide serves taxpayers of all
ages with special emphasis on those
60 and older. Guidelines for Tax-
Aide are posted at our library sites.
Visit or call your library for an ap-
pointment.
Bring a friend and as always snow-
birds are welcome.


National Wild Turkey
Federation Hunting
Heritage banquet
The Annual Tri-County Banquet
for the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion Hunting Heritage Banquet will
be held on February 7, 2008. The
banquet will be at the Ruth Rains
Middle School in Cross City with the
doors opening at 5 p.m.
On the menu this year will be
barbecue ribs and chicken. Tickets
for event include dinner and yearly
membership dues for only $40.
During the evening there will be a
live and silent auction.
For more information call Phillip
Bryan at (352)498-0816. For tickets
get in touch with any of the follow-
ing: Doyle Thomas, Top Rollison,
Doyle Frierson, Larry Edmonds,
John Lamb, Jody Stephenson, Vernon
Bryan, Carl Bryan or Phillip Byran.
The mission of The Wild Turkey
Federation is the conservation of the
wild turkey and preservation of our
hunting heritage.

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The New Year is getting off to
a good beginning for Springhouse
Quilters. Faith Stanton has worked
up a list of new classes-workshops
that will be interesting and educa-
tional. The first workshop will be
by Barbara Parks, featuring houses.
Workshops are held on the fourth
Tuesday of each month beginning at
9 a.m.
Mystery quilts are fun projects for
quilters. A mystery quilt is made as
each piece of the pattern is provided
at different times. The entire pattern
is not given all at one time hence the
name "mystery quilt." The quilter has
no idea of what the quilt will be until


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outcome.
For additional information on
Springhouse Quilters or any of their
projects, including beginning quilt-
ing classes, contact Lois Scott, 463-
2207.
Lois Scott, publicity

Newberry Hospice
Rodeo
Newberry Hospice will be present-
ing their rodeo to benefit Haven Hos-
pice on January 25 and 26, 2008 at
7:30 p.m.
Events will include calf roping,
team roping, barrel racing, bull rid-
ing and steer wrestling.
The Newberry Hospice Rodeo will
be held at Cantebury Showplace at
23100 W. Newberry Rd. in Newber-
ry. Tickets may be purchased at the
rodeo, $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren under 12.
Contestants needing more infor-
mation about entering the rodeo may
call (904)845-749, ($500 added).

Bell High School classes
of 1942-48 reunion
The Bell High School classes of
1942 through 1948 will hold their
class reunion on Saturday, February
16, at the Lighthouse Restaurant in
Fanning Springs from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information call Mr.
Clyde Townsend at (386)935-1065
You have to believe in happiness,
or happiness never comes.
Douglas Malloch


completion. Gloria Sutton is working
on a mystery as a block-of-the-month
project for Springhouse members. A
total of twelve pattern blocks will be
given to participants, with the quilters
required to use nine of the block pat-
terns. As each piece of the pattern-
puzzle is given, the quilt fits together
in a perfect combination.
Karen Philman participated in a
"mystery quilt" group in 2007. All
fabric for the quilt was purchased in
the beginning and is the feature pic-
ture in today's Springhouse News.
She had no idea when she started the
project how the quilt would turn out
but she was very pleased with the


Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Volunteers
News
During the month of November
2007, Crime Watch vehicles were
driven 1,408 miles and v61lunteers
contributed 164 hours while patrol-
ling county roads, directing traffic at
school crossings, a Bell High School
football game, and packing and dis-
tributing Thanksgiving food baskets.
Also, during the month there were 53
CARE calls made for those who re-
quested this service.
During the month of December
2007, Crime Watch vehicles were
driven 1,233 miles and volunteers
contributed 119 hours while patrol-
ling county roads, delivering Christ-
mas turkey and toy boxes, and assist-
ing with the Bell Christmas Parade,
rodeo arena, Fanning Springs Boat
Parade, a motorcycle event, and a
funeral. Also during December, 59
CARE calls were made.
The next meeting will take place
at the Sheriff's office on February 5,
at 6 p.m. At this meeting, volunteers
will vote on amendment changes
to the by-laws and all members are
urged to attend.
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO
Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Volunteers

Help fight cancer
Did you know that one out of three
people will be diagnosed with cancer
in their lifetime? Chances are that
you, a family member or friend has
been affected by cancer.
The Tri-County Cancer Relay
needs your help in planning its 2008
event. This is a huge endeavor for an
excellent cause and we need an abun-
dance of community support to make
it happen.
If you are interested in becoming
a committee member, team captain,
or would just like more information
about the myriad ways in which the
American Cancer Society helps peo-
ple in North Central Florida, please
plan to join us on Thursday, Janu-
ary 31, at the Capital City Bank in
Chiefland. Committee members will
meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by a Team Captain meeting
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We need
all the help and support we can get to
make this year's Relay the best ever.
For more information, contact
Relay Chair Anni Egan at (352)214-
0837, Co-Chair Cindy Chadwick
at (352)493-9061 or ACS Commu-
nity Representative Heather Hayes
at (352)376-6866 at extension 119.
Hope to see you there.


The Suwannee River Garden
Club will meet again on Monday,
January 28 after a brief recess over
the holidays. Leonard Allen of
Allen's Nursery in Old Town will
present a program on vegetable
gardening He will give tips on
planting vegetables in flower beds.
The club agreed to purchase three
types of wildflower seeds to be
scattered on the Nature Coast Trail
near the first bench after the Tren-
ton Elementary School. Permission


Park to host O'Leno
Ole' first annual
sanctioned chili
cook-off
The Friends of O'Leno will be
hosting the first annual O'Leno Ole'
Chili Cook-Off on March 8, 2008, at
O'Leno State Park'which is located
on US Hwy 441, six miles North of
High Springs.
This is a Chili Appreciation Soci-
ety International, Inc. (CASI) sanc-
tioned chili cook-off. The cook-off
is open for all members of CASI and
any other interested parties, providing
the chili is prepared according to the
CASI rules and regulations, which
can be found at www.chili.org.
Registration for the event is from


was granted by the trail association
and several members prepared the
ground and scattered the seeds. The
club also planted a butterfly garden
at Haven Hospice last spring.
The January meeting will be
in Fanning Springs in the church
building behind the Cadillac Motel
at 7 p. m. The public is welcome.
Come and bring a friend. For more
information contact Joan Pryor at
(352)542-2211 or email joan_pry-
or@hughes.net.


9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with an entry fee
of $20.00 per team. A complimen-
tary breakfast will be provided for all
contestants from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Turn-in time for the chili is 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st -
10th place winners in the chili cook-
off, and 1st 3rd place for the show-
manship competition.
Spectators may purchase sam-
pling kits and vote for the "Peoples
-Choice Award." All proceeds go to
the Friends of O'Leno, a 501-(c)-3
non-profit agency, for park improve-
ment projects.
For more information, or to
pre-register, call Harriet Walsh at
(386)454-4806 or email friendso-
leno@windstream.net. To learn more
about the park, visit www.Flori-
daStateParks.org/oleno.


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Southern States Chief Operating Officer Wesley Wright (left) and Chairman
(right) recognize Matthew Whitaker for his attendance at the 2008 Young Coope
by Southern States Cooperative.

Local collegian represents area at


Matthew Whitaker of Trenton, a
senior at the University of Florida,
convened with other collegians and
young farmers in Richmond, Virgin-
ia, last week for a three-day working
session on cooperative business.
Hosted by Southern States Cooper-
ative, the annual Young Cooperators
Conference provides future co-op
leaders with information on the whys
and hows of farmer cooperatives
and what they mean to the American
economy and its agriculture industry.
"Cooperatives are member owned
and controlled, and we believe it's
important that potential leaders of
the organization learn more about
the business in general and Southern
States in particular," says Thomas
R. Scribner, Southern States' presi-
dent and CEO. "This conference is a
good way to help lay the foundation


for building future leadership."
During the conference, those at-
tending met with the cooperative's
board of directors and senior man-
agement. In addition to debating
co-op base studies, they also heard
presentations from members of the
Southern States management team
and outside guest speakers. Among
the latter were: Robert Usry, Exten-
sion Specialist and Lecturer, NC
State University; Dr. Jim Burke, Di-
rector of the Office of Public Policy
Training, Virginia Commonwealth
University; and Commissioner Todd
Haymore, Virginia Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Southern States is a Richmond-
based agricultural cooperative owned
by more than 300,000 farmer-mem-
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By Gary Kirkland
When 22-year-old Catherine Bar-
clift was killed while training for the
February 24 Five Points of Life Half
Marathon, her classmates at the Uni-
S<- versity of Florida's Levin College of
Law were left both stunned and filled
with grief.
Now a group of more than 50 of her
classmates and friends have signed
on to run in her honor in that same
race that's sponsored by LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, with an
effort they've dubbed, "I'm Running
for Catherine."
Alex Perrin and Justin Leak, who
are both first-year law students and
were classmates of Barclift, have
helped organize the effort. Leak says
he didn't know Catherine, Cat to her
friends, personally, but he could see
of the Board John East the impact her death on November.
erator Conference Hosted 6 had on his fellow students. Barclift
orator Conference Hosted pwas struck and critically injured as
she was running home to her apart-
ment and died the following day.
conference "I was out for a run and I thought
we needed to do something to honor
hfeed, pet food, and animal er," Leak says. "I thought 'She was
feed, pet food, and animal preparing for a half-marathon, why
.d petroleum products, as don't we run in her honor'."
ems for the farm and home. He bounced the idea off of Perrin,
erative supplies some 1,100 Barclift's neighbor, friend and class-
lets in an area extending, mate. The two had met under unusual
ne to Florida and as far west circumstances just before classes
:ky. began in the fall. Barclift came
knocking on Perrin's front door and
[azards Weather brought her out of the tub, dripping
wet, and wrapped in a towel to an-
S swer it. It turned out the tub was leak-
zards Weather Radios avail- ing badly. through the floor directly
united Amount) "FREE OF into Barclift's apartment below. The
E" from both the State and neighbors soon learned they had a lot
unty Emergency Manage- in common.
artments. "Catherine and I were real close,"
OAA Weather Radio, is a Perrin says. "We were pretty much
WR-100 All Hazards Alert together every day."
these radios will be given to By the time of her death, Barclift's
residents on a one by one circle of close friends had grown dur-
to those who need to maxi- ing her short time in Gainesville.
r preparedness time for se- "She was very gregarious, very
her conditions. The issue of funny, very outgoing, very warm, she
1 begin January 21, 2008. knew everybody on campus in just
ate Division of Emergency weeks," Perrin says.
nent has allocated 100 Ra- That social side of Catherine Bar-
Gilchrist County. These clift came as no surprise to her par-
11 be issued to residents in ents, Robert and Stephanie Barclift
ty, free of charge, until the of Fort Myers. Stephanie Barclift ex-
00) is depleted. Some basic plains that when Catherine was grow-
rust be met to allow for an ing up, she switched schools several
te distribution to those who times, so she knew what it was like
it the most. to be the new person, the one on the
formation required for distri- outside of the cliques.
nsideration will be: the type "She would make the extra effort
ng, the likeliness of evacu- to get to know people," she says.
severe weather, number of And at the TUF law college Cath-
residence ~a1dwhethef Sft fond her niche.
residents have special needs" ''he wais impressed with the peo-
transportation. ple she was with," says Stephanie
requesting radios should Barclift. "It's truly a wonderful com-
he Emergency Management munity of students and professors."
;ated at 204 E. Wade Street And she says those who did get to
n, or by phone at 352-463- know, her daughter were often sur-
ou may make your request prised. Yes, she was.attractive, liked
during normal office hours. nice clothes, but she had a real sense
Ron Mills Chief of adventure. She'd paddled a kayak
rilchrist County Emergency in the coastal waters of Alaska and
Management hiked on a glacier. She also had an
inner toughness, demonstrated dur-
ing the summer of 2005 when she
was studying in London and terror-
Vy Incom e ists blew up a double-decker bus just
yards from'her apartment. Many oth-
Be Yours er American students came home af-
ter that incident, but Catherine chose
d? to stay.
Stephanie Barclift says Catherine
3 legal case? could also surprise her professors
I inheritance? on occasion. While she'd accrued
r business? academic honors as an undergrad at
Florida State and tallied prestigious
rmpany pension? internships on her r6sumr, when
st assets? asked to write about what she was
most proud of in her life, she picked
a topic much closer to home, "she
wrote about her younger sister Caro-
line."
Early in the semester Perrin and
Barclift and a few other female law


students decided to start running for
exercise and for stress release. They
posted a page on the Facebook social
networking Web site called "Look
Pretty, Run Nasty," and the goal of
running the Five Points of Life Half
Marathon took shape.


Robert Barclift says as a youngster
Catherine had run 5K races with him,
but he wouldn't have described her as.
a runner.
"She was more of a lyrical soprano
than a jock," he says. "Her focus was
more on music, she did sports more
for fun."
Perrin says during the semester
Barclift began to take her training
seriously.
"She was running every day, she
was so excited, she'd gotten up to six
miles," Perrin says.
The fact that his daughter would
get serious about the running did not
surprise Robert Barclift. He says it's
a family trait.
"When we decide to do something,
we laser in on it," he says.
The accident occurred as she was
running home from a workout at the
gym, and she stepped into the path
of a SUV while crossing S.W. 34th
Street. She was only about a block
from home. She was taken to Shands
at the University of Florida, but her
injuries were too severe for survival.
Her last gift was herself, Catherine
Barclift was an organ donor her
heart, her two kidneys, her liver and
one lung, went to five different pa-
tients who'd pinned their hopes for
life on such a gift.
Robert Barclift says he remembers
going with Catherine in June of 2001
when she got her driver's license,
where the question is posed, "Would
you wish to be an organ donor?" and
he asked her how she felt about that.
"Without hesitation, she said she'd
like to do that," he recalls.
Before she died there was another
reminder.
"My wife pulled out her driver's
license and there it was," he says.
The tragic irony isn't lost on her
father the daughter who became
an organ donor was training for a
half marathon race, the Five Points
of Life, which has a goal to promote
five lifesaving steps people can take,
and one of those steps is signing up
as an organ donor and sharing your
thoughts and wishes with those you
know and love.
"We felt good about it that she'd


Catherine Barclift is shown here
shortly after her 2003 graduation
from Fort Myers High School.
made that decision and that she had
helped others," Robert Barclift says.
On campus, the sign-ups continue.
"I'm Running for Catherine" now has
its own Facebook page that her law
school classmates, old friends from
FSU, sorority sisters from Gamma
Phi Beta and more have visited. Some
of the students who know they can't
run a half-marathon are signing up
for the 5Points 5K on Feb. 23. Sev-
eral have volunteered to help on race
day, while others have contributed
money to support the Five Points of
Life program.
Alex Perrin says part of the chal-
lenge for her was just running out-
side again in Gainesville, but she's
been able to do that. Running for her
friend, and running for a cause have
helped. Classmate and fellow orga-
nizer Justin Leak agrees and says the
effort has added focus to his train-
ing.
"It's given me an incentive. When
you are doing it in somebody's honor
it carries a lot more weight," he says.
And it's an effort and thought that's
touched her family as well.
"We feel honored both for us and
for Catherine," says Robert Barclift.


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THURSDAYJANUARY 24 8


Mr. Thomas "Tommy"
Truit Mills
Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Truit Mills,
48, of Cross City passed away on
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at his
home.
Mr. Mills was born in Cross City
and was a lifetime resident of Dixie
County, except for the time he served
in the US Air Force. He was of Bap-
tist faith.
He is survived by his father, Roy
Mills of Cross City; son, Thomas
Matthew Mills of Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma; daughter, Jessica Mills
of Jacksonville; brother, Kenneth
(Penny) Mills of Cleveland, Tennes-
see; sisters, Helen (Davis) Bennett
of Mayo, Linda (Dalton) Howell of
Cross City, Carolyn Dutton of Dan-
ville, Alabama, Eva (John) Malone
of Waynesboro, Mississippi; Annette
(Henry) Wilson of Cross City and Di-
ana (David) Harris of Branford.
Funeral Services were held on Sat-
urday, January 19, 2008 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home with Rever-
end Wayne Allen and Bobby Lindsey
officiating.
A visitation was held on Friday,
January 18, 2008 at the funeral home.
Burial was at the Cross City Ceme-
tery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


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Mrs. Odessa Polk
Raulerson
Mrs. Odessa Polk Raulerson, 93, of
High Springs, passed away on Tues-
day, January 8, 2008.
Mrs. Raulerson returned to this
area in 2002 from Crystal River,
where she was a member of Red
Level Baptist Church. Her hobbies
included fishing, her flower garden
and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Edward Polk and John
Raulerson; and her son, Richard
Polk. She is survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral services
were held on Friday, January 11,
2008 at 10 a.m. at the Evans-Carter
Funeral Home in High Springs. Buri-
al followed at Lakeland Memorial
Gardens in Lakeland.
Arrangements were under the care
of Evans-Carter Funeral Home in
High Springs.

Mrs. Odessa Webb
Lifetime Trenton resident Odessa
Webb, 99, passed away on Tuesday,
January 22,2008 at Tri-County Nurs-
ing Home in Fanning Springs. Ms.
Odessa was fondly known as "Ma"
by her family and many close friends.
She would have been 100 if she had
lived until February 28, 2008.
A graveside service will be held at
Trenton Cemetery on Saturday, Janu-
ary 26 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers a
donation can be made to Haven Hos-
pice in Chiefland. Services are under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Gilchrist County Land Transactions


Cassandra Gassett Davis and Es-
sie Mae Gassett Estate to Cassandra
Gassett Davis and Eric Davis, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Larry Rogers and Nancy M. Rog-
ers to Jason Jones and Karrie Rogers
Jones, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 3
Sunny Pointe.
William Royster to U Park It Here,
Inc., corrective statutory warranty
deed, $10.00.
Gilchrist County and Barbara Mon-
roe Rivas to Nancy Ries, tax deed,
$2,700.00, Lots 17 and 18 Block C
Wannee on the Suwannee.
Gilchrist County and Lucille Clem-
ons to Daniel Talley and Anne Talley,
:"tax deed, $71,000.00.
Gilchrist County and Dorval Henry
to William A. Fraser and Martha A.
4Ashley, tax deed,.$3,800.00.
Gilchrist County and Leslie H.
"Godwin to Florida Land and Timber,
'-LLC, tax deed, $4,800.00.
Gilchrist County and Clementine
.Coleman to Lewis Henkel LLC, tax
*;deed, $30,000.00.
Gilchrist County, Ana Luisa Silva
_Puig a/k/a Ana Luisa Silva-Puig to


Sean Ferrin, tax deed, $1,800.00.
Gilchrist County and Rena Brown
Estate to Sherry Spaulding and Ger-
ald Alford, tax deed, $2,000.00, Lots
11 and 12 Block 14 Wade and Bell.
Gilchrist County and Barbara Mon-
roe Rivas to Sherry Spaulding and
Gerald Alford, tax deed, $970.00, Lot
15 Block C Wannee on the Suwan-
nee.
Gilchrist County, Christopher
Boatwright, Marilyn E. Boatwright,
John A. Roach and Bonnie Jean Fer-
nandez to Mimack LLC, tax deed,
$3,600.00.
Dessie M. Crews to Paul M. Col-
lier and Cilla Paulette Pfister, quit
claim deed, $10.00.
Shirley F Downs to Shirley F
Downs, corrective warranty deed,
$,10.00.
Southeast Investment Manage-
ment, Inc., to Kasaca Investments,
LLC, warranty deed, $79,900.00, Lot
9 Hidden Oaks First Addition.
Southeast Investment Manage-
ment, Inc. to Kasaca Investments,
LLC, warranty deed, $79,900.00, Lot
8 Hidden Oaks First Addition.


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system provides
traffic information
during wildfire season
Florida residents and visitors who
need the latest information about the
effects of wildfires on travel condi-
tions statewide can call the Florida
Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) free 511 travel information
service. The 511 service is available
from cell phones and landlines state-
wide and provides real-time traffic
conditions and road closures on all
interstate highways in Florida and
Florida's Turnpike.
The Florida Division of Forestry
reported January 4 that drought con-
ditions are expected to worsen over
the spring months, indicating a high
potential for another active wildfire
season.
This week's closure of Interstate 4
in Polk County due to accidents in-
volving fog and smoke is a serious
reminder of the hazardous conditions
that can result when wildfires occur,
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman
Sgt. Jorge Delahoz said. "Wildfires
can come up suddenly, and motorists
may not be aware when their area is
affected," Delahoz said. "By calling
511, they will learn of any trouble ar-
eas on their route, and can alter their
plans if necessary."
When in low-visibility conditions,
drivers should slow down, keep
lights on low beam, and shouldn't
use flashing lights unless pulling off
the road. Another key, he said, is to
minimize distractions. "If you've got
your radio on, turn it off. Stay off the
cell phone. You need to pay attention
to what's going on," Delahoz said.
The 1-4 closure indicates Florida
residents are turning to 511 when
unforeseen situations arise. The Cen-
tral Florida 511 system logged 7,813
calls on Jan. 9, more than three times
the 2,425 calls on the same date last
year. The Statewide 511 system ex-
perienced a 40 percent increase in
calls the same day.


In addition to the free 511 phone
service, Florida residents can access
real-time traffic information, traffic
cameras, lane closures and emergen-
cy alerts on the Web at www.FL511.
corn.
Tips for 551 callers are: speak as
clearly as possible and minimize any
background noise, including radios
and open windows. Say, "other parts
of the state" to transfer to Florida's
regional 511 services. Say, "help" for
instructions. Say, "next," "previous,"
"stop" or "repeat" to navigate through
the phone menus more quickly. Say,
"main menu" at any time to start over.
Say, "feedback" to report congestion
not already on 511. Interrupt 511 at
any time if you already know your
selection.


Florida Peanut
Producers Association
seeks National Peanut
Board nominees
The Florida Peanut Producers As-
sociation is seeking eligible peanut
producers, who are interested in serv-
ing on the National Peanut Board, to
come forward.
Florida Peanut Producers will hold
a nominations election to select a
member and alternate to the Nation-
al Peanut Board (NPB) during the
Florida Peanut Producers Associa-
tion Annual Membership meeting on
February 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. (cst)
at the Jackson County Agricultural
Complex on Penn Avenue in Mari-
anna, Florida. All eligible producers
are encouraged to participate.
Larry Ford of Greenwood, is the
current Florida National Peanut
Board member and Michael Davis
of Graceville, serves as the alter-
nate. The term for the current Florida
board member and alternate expires
on December 31, 2008.
USDA requires two nominees from
each state for each position of mem-


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race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political be-
liefs, sexual orientation, and marital
or family status. NPB encourages all
persons who qualify as peanut pro-
ducers to attend the meeting and run
for nomination. It is USDA's policy
that membership on industry-gov-
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curately reflect the diversity of indi-
viduals served by the programs.
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Legal Notices

REGULAR MEETING
CITY OF TRENTON
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Trenton Board of Com-
missioners will meet in Regular Session
on Monday, January 28, at 6 p.m., in the
Kathryn Deen Commission Chambers,
114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items
included on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call To Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
1. REGIONAL WELLFIELD:
Steve Minnis, SRWMD; Grady
Hartzog, City of Chiefland;
Stoney Smith, City of Fanning
Springs
2. Fire Department Report Alex
Hudson
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Action Items
1. Ordidance 2008-1 Skate Park


Page Thirteen
Ordinance
2. Special Use Permit Gilchrist
County Education Foundation
3. Fire Department Policies
F. Discussion Items
1. Paul Redd Sewer Connection
2. Hall of Fame Criteria
G. Board Member Request
H. City Attorney Report
I. City Manager Report
J. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. January 24, 2008b

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County District Advisory Coun-
cil will meet on Monday, January 28,
2008 at 7:00 P.M. in School Board Con-
ference Room 14-010 located in Build-
ing 14 at 310 NW llth Avenue, Trenton,
Florida to compile information gathered
at its visit of the Trenton Campuses.
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. January 24, 2008b.


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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, PA.,
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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
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I Walter Freeman
Master Plumber


FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 21-2006-CA-80
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN
TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH H STORY JR AKA JOSEPH
STORY et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 8th day of
January, 2008, and entered in Case No.
21-2006-CA-80, of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and
for Gilchrist County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
OF SOUNDVIEW HOME 'LOAN
TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,
is a Plaintiff and JOSEPH H STORY
JR AKA JOSEPH STORY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST JOSEPH H STORY JR
AKA JOSEPH STORY; ORLINDA
J STORY; MILDRED BROWN;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2; are the Defendants. I will
sell to.the highest and best bidder for cash
at SOUTH SIDE LANE, 112 SOUTH
MAIN STREET, TRENTON, FL 32693,
at 11:00 a.m. on February 4, 2008, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP
10 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN ON THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 12, NORTH 89
DEGREES 59 MINUTES 02 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1418.33 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ON SAID
SOUTH LINE, NORTH 89 DEGREES
59 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 164.67 FEET TO THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HONEY
BEE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
37 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE DEPARTING THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 AND ON
THE EAST LINE OF SAID HONEY
BEE FARMS, NORTH 00 DEGREES
15 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 1325.10 FEET; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID EAST LINE OF
HONEY BEE FARMS; NORTH. 89
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 36 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 164.67 FEET;
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Also Specializing in:

Land Clearing, Demolition,

and Concrete Removal

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Trenton, Florida

(352) 472-6562

Cell (352) 222-1859


A DISTANCE OF 1325.50 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL
LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA. MOBILE HOME,
MAKE: RESI; HS, SERIAL NUMBER
N12520A, YEAR 1985.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Joseph W. Gilliam
As Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 8th day of January, 2008.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate
in this preceding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
(352)337-6237, 201 E UNIVERSITY
AVE, GAINESVILLE, FL, 32601.
If hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
(800)955-8771 via Florida Relay
System.
Publish: GILCHRIST COUNTY
JOURNAL
BEN-EZRA & KATZ, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
(305)770-4100
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Pub: January 17, 24, 2008b

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-47
SOUTHWEST SECURITIES, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JASON M. HITT, et.al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated December 26, 2007
and entered in Case No. 21-2007-CA-
47, of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH
Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, wherein SOUTHWEST
SECURITIES, FSB, is the Plaintiff
and JASON M. HITT; TINA M. HITT;
TENANT #1 N/K/A RAYMOND
HITT are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
SOUTH DOOR OF THE GILCHRIST
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 a.m.
on the 4th day of February, 2008, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 4, SUWANNEE RIVER OAKS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF FILE IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 13 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
1978 FLEETWOOD SINGLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME I.D. NO.
GAFL1A848051035 LOCATED
THEREON. A/K/A 2139 NW 30TH
4LANE,,BgLLFL j26,1,9,, .
Any person claimnifigla6iihterest inf 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.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 8, 2008.
Joseph W. Gilliam
Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Publish: GILCHRIST COUNTY
JOURNAL
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
Pub: January 17, 24, 2008b

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday February 4, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the adoption of Ordinance 08-01, with
the following short title:
ORDINANCE 08-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ES-
TABLISHING ENGLISH AS THE OF-
FICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board of County Commissioners
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. January 24, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GARY LESLIE ODER,
Deceased,
CASE NO. 21-2007-CP-42
Division: Probate
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TO ALL PERSONS HAVING


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CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby
notified that an Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the es-
tate of GARY LESLIE ODER, deceased,
File Number 21-2007-CP-42, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693;
that the decedent's date of death was July
26, 2007; that the total value of the es-
tate is $56,080.90 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are: Tina Ma-
rie Lawrenson, 37716 Oak Run Circle,
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541; Donald Perry
Oder, 418 NE 3rd Street, Trenton, Florida
32693; Madonna Spears, 130 North East
Roland Blvd., Trenton, Florida 32693.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the
estate of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECENDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is January 24, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CHARLES D. WALLER, ESQUIRE
CHARLES D. WALLER, P.A.
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 132850
Post Office Box 1668
Dade City, Florida 33526
Telephone: (352)567-4690
Fax: (352)567-1307
Person Giving Notice:
Tina Marie Lawrenson
37716 Oak Run Circle
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
pub. January 24, 31, 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 Courthouse
Door on the 19th day of February, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. January 24, 2008b.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF
TAXDEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holder(s) of the folowing 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 19th day of February, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
.CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Pub. January 24, 2008b.


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Lost & Found

LOST RED DACHSHUND: 6-year-old
male, named Angus. He was last seen,
Sunday, January 13th, near the Hitch-
ing Post Mud Bog, wearing a collar with
bone imprints on it. Angus is a special
needs dog and requires special attention
and food! He is a very loved dog! No
questions asked, REWARD! PLEASE,
if you find this dog call Diane or Jimbo
Nipper at (352) 472-2272.
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BENEFIT FOR THE WIENCEK
FAMILY at the Hitching Post Mud Bog,
Saturday, January 26th l lam-8pm 50/50
drawing and bingo. Chicken dinners $5.
(Donated by Mac Johnson Roofing) Yard
sale Donations Appreciated!!! 472-
9326.
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CAMELLIAS Very nice, 3 gal $10-$16.
Flowering Magnolia 4 gal $15. Knockout
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-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
DIXIE CO. BRICK HOME ON HIGH RIVER BLUFF: 3 BR/3 BA: Over 165' river frontage, with tremendous views of the Suwannee River, at this
Old Town property (located right by US-19). Has over 1,700 inside sqft. of comfort, includes spacious BRs, full-service kitchen & more. Outer features
include built seawalls, attached river deck & dock, 26x48 detached garage/workshop & more...Priced below appraised value...$454,900.
BIG BRICK HOME ON ACREAGE IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice brick home, on a landscaped, treed 9.2-acre tract near Suwannee
at Little Lake City area. Has over 2,300 inside sqft., with full garage, enclosed pole barn & outbuilding-call Barbara for full info...$339,000.
WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with quiet/secluded acreage at end of
country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French doors, raised-hearth fireplace &
more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$299,000.
RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Side-by-side on pasture 2-acre tracts each, these 2006
CB/Stucco-built homes have over 2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, big/open greatroom & family room, tiled kitchen &
dining area (and breakfast nook), and lots more, with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...$295,000 (each).
OLD TOWN RIVER-AREA HOME & 1+ LANDSCAPED ACRE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built two-level CB home, on neatly kept 1.06-acre property,
located within stone's throw of the Suwannee & Nature Coast Trail/Bridge (includes S/Ds private boat entry). Over 2700 inside sqft. of comfort, with
16x36 attached covered patio deck (w/hot tub); also has bonus rooms, 20x24 work bldg., and more--call office for Jean/Jim for details...$265,000.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & CB-BUILT HOME NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Lots of large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home
and 8.7-acre tract, just south of town off US-129. Home has spacious living room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, comfortable BR's & more;
property also has 2-level pole bam...$225,000.
NICELY-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right, by US-129, next to other nice homes, this
frame/hardyplank home is perfect for.growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached.,.great location...$139,900.
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.
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at quiet neighborhood on
corner tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood flooring, and lots more...Priced to Sell...$79,900.
Reduced (From $84,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in
NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell, in 'as is' condition-home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding...$74,900.
-- OWNER-FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR THESE PROPERTIES --
10 WOODED ACRES, PRIVATE HOME-SITE & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Big 27x60 Manufactured Home, located on a natural-woods
10-acres, with paved frontage near Bell & the Suwannee. Has 24x48 metal barn (w/office, RV parking), and more. Owner will consider financing (20%
down payment, minimum 7.5% yearly interest, 25-30 yr. term...$219,900.
OWNER-FINANCE POSSIBLE, FOR M/HOME w/ACREAGE NEAR BELL: Two separate Manufactured Homes, each on 5-acre wooded tracts near
CR-340, and Owner will consider financing, pending credit check (w/following minimum terms: 20% down pymt., 9.5% yearly interest & 10-20 year loan
term)--call or email our office for all details...$114,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more. Owner will consider financing w/minimum
terms: 20% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest rate, 15-20 yr. term--call/email office for the details...$78,900.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
29-ACRE TRACT W/PINES, AND 'AS IS' DOUBLE-WIDE: 4 BR/2 BA: Excellent back-to-nature location close to Fanning Springs, with great future
investment of over 25 acres in panted pine. Spacious 27x76 Manufactured needs some 'TLC'--property also has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn
(w/electric) and more. Call or email to Babara of Jean for further property info...$224,900.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 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 Barbara for the details...$179,900.
5 PASTURE ACRES & HOME-SITE NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Would make a fine horselhome property, for this 5-acre fenced tract
along paved County Line Rd., with 14x52 manufactured Home, and newly built 24x24 frame addition (w/wrap-around porch), and lots more...$149,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & SPACIOUS M/HOME: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 27x56 manufactured, with pole barn, fenced horse area, large rooms inside.
Located at quiet, wooded 4.18-acres in No. Gilchrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...$124,900.
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...1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 near Chiefland, acre tracts start from $20,000 (Bell);
and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tradts 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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Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
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Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
ers to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
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TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155.
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.MECHANJSI.0 ,, ;, AGER
- DOT CERTIFIED -for small fleet of
semis, trailers, straight trucks, and box
vans. Experienced with tractors, golf
carts, older model vans and pick-ups.
Must have own tools. Should be able to
cut & weld. 40 to 50 hrs per wk hourly
pay plus overtime; Must respond to occa-
sional after-hour calls. Salary negotiable
depending upon experience. Company
benefits. Call 352-332-1220 between
business hours.
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tools required. Good pay for right per-
son. A D Andrews Nursery. Send resume
to "Mechanic Position" PO Box 1126,
Chiefland, FL 32626-1126, or call Terry
Phillips at 352-535-5938.
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lasses. Stop by Bachelors Degree from an accredited
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or other relevant subject area. Must
its Full time meet NCLB requirements for Highly
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lease apply at includes Head Football Coaching duties.
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Very Nice 2/2 SW MH, only a couple of blocks On the outskirts of Suwannee you will find
from the Suwannee River and a boat ramp. this.nice Ibd/lba SW MH. The home has 12 X
This partially furnished MH has a fenced yard, 24 screened porch, over 800 SF room under
screened porch, storage shed, and more. A home that could easily be converted to living
great getaway place. $78,000 (DMH-756977- space, carport w/workshop and more. $98,000
JW) 542-0009. (DMH-756230-JW) 463-6144




Bring the Horses. Beautiful DW MH with over SELLER JUST REDUCED PRICE! 4/2
1900SF on 5 Acres MOL of pasture that is Board & Batten "Old Florida" cracker house
fenced & cross fenced with stalls. The MH has fish camp in the town of Suwannee on 3 lots.
plenty of room with a fireplace, large kitchen & Home has been completely remodeled for
more. Just outside of Trenton in Levy County. modern living, but has the original heart pine
$158,500 (LMH-757324-JW) 463-6144. floors. Must See $165,000. (DR-757635-D).
493-2221.




BEAUTIFUL AND MODERN 3/2 HOME IN A
GREAT LOCATION, CONVENIENT TO Plenty of Room to Roam. A 4/2 Homes of
EVERYWHERE. THE LAWN IS BEAUTI- Merit DW MH w/2400 SF on 34 beautiful
FULLY LANDSCAPED, THE GOURMET acres. Deer, turkey, and wild hogs everywhere.
KITCHEN IS INVITING & THE ROOMS ARE Stocked Fish Ponds, 40' X 60' Barn w/Power
LARGE AND COMFORTABLE. $259,500. and Water, 32' X 48'Pole Barn W/Horse Stalls,
(LR-755305-RH) 493-2221 Two Wells, Fenced and Cross Fenced, Ford
Tractor w/Equipment, Fireplace, and More.
Call For More Listings! Fantastic location fronts 2 paved roads.
$499,000. (DMH 755173 JW) 463-6144


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


Help Wanted


!!


Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours. Part of the
training prepares trainees for the driver
portion of the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once


Help Wanted


approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW 11 th Avenue, Trenton, FL
32693 (352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
htm#Application
Attach a resume and any additional
information as necessary. All
applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
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CI Cheaper than Rent!3 bdrm 2 ba mh w/ 1970-MODEL USED MOBILE.
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r Help Wanted

CDI Head Start serving Levy, Dixie, &
Gilchrist Counties has the following im-
mediate openings. No phone calls or fax-
es, applications may be picked up at Head
Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson
or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross City (Oliver
Center). CDI is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Transportation Coordinator,
responsible for the overall operation of the
Head Start transportation program. High
School Diploma or GED is required with
experience in supervision. Also, must
have a current CDL with S & P endorse-
ments. Also, an updated DOT physical
examination. Must have a good driving
record. Early Head Start Coordinator, re-
sponsible for the development and over-
sight of the Early Head Start program.
Also responsible for career development
& staff training activities of the education
program, etc. Minimum requirement is
an Associate's degree in Early Childhood
Education, Child Development, or in an-
other related field with at least 6 courses
in Early Childhood Education plus one
year working with preschool children
and a minimum of one year of supervi-
sory experience. Custodian/Bus Monitor,
acts as bus monitor on the school bus and
responsible for cleaning and maintain-
ing facilities Cross City location. High
School diploma or GED required. Sub-
stitutes, assists teachers in the day to day
activities of children. Must have High
School diploma or GED and 45 hours
childcare courses (or enrolled).
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SFor Rent

3 BR/2 BA NEW HOME for rent. Large
den with 5.5 acres. Rent $1250 per month,
$500 security deposit. Will consider lease
w/buy option. 3 miles north of Hwy 26 on
CR-341. Call (352) 221-0345.
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OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.
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3 BR/2 BA HOUSE FOR RENT: 412
SW 4th Avenue, $950 per month. Call
352-870-4629.
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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.
4tb,1-10-1-31

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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3BR/2BA on city lot, $58,500
MLS#755195


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never lived in 3BR/2BA, Acre, 20 mn. from Gainesville lot, $29,500 MLS#757593
$144,200 MLS#756965 $82,500 MLS#757334 (Owner Finance Available)


Dixie County Gilchrist County
2.44 ACRE in Old Town, $30,000 MLS#750299 17.89 ACRES near Hart, hunting land, $59,500 MLS#753163
5ACRES in Old Town, $70,000 MLS#751624 20 ACRES CR 47, $220,000 MLS#757748
2.43 ACRES in Old Town, Pvd. Rd., $30,000 MLS#752218 7 ACRES Branford $89,000 MLS#757633
2.42 ACRES in Old Town, $35,000 MLS#753713 7.37 ACRES Bell $70,000 MLS#756556
5 ACRES in Old Town, $61,500 MLS#755395 2 ACRES pvd rd, Homes Only in Trenton, $59,500 MLS#754810
2.44ACRES manicured prop. $39,900 MLS#755901 1.08 ACRES in Bell, $22,500 MLS#753658
2.99 ACRES in Old Town, $32,000 MLS#757474 0.49 ACRE Tract on Build on Suw. Riv. $195,000 MLS#755483
2.83 ACRES in Old Town, $32,000 MLS#757476 0.24 ACRE Tract Fanning $16,000 MLS#757580
2.11 ACRES in Old Town, $25,500 MLS#757491 1.06 ACRE Tract in Bell $20,000 MLS#754260
J A L Deen Lancaster, Broker
0 LM9 1431 E Wade Street L
LANCASTER Trenton, FL 32693 Loo
LA ASTE Office: (352) 463-9494
Cell: (352) 665-1411
Fax: (352) 463-9455
EMAIL: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net


Custom 3BR/2BA POOL1860 sq.lt 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





5BR/2BA 2,837 Sq.FL 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


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0.46 ACRES just outside Chiefland, $34,900 MLS#751922
1.25 ACRES in Bronson, $19,900 MLS#752317
4.63 ACRES in Chiefland, $68,000 MLS#753329
0.30 ACRE Mobile Home lot in Bronson, $15,000 MLS#753521
54 ACRES in Chiefland, $459,000 MLS#753943
5.02 ACRES in Chiefland, Homes Only, $87,500 MLS#755672
10.02 ACRES in Bronson, WIS/P, $125,000 MLS#757505
0.90 ACRE Tract in Chiefland, $26,500 MLS#758039
1.00 ACRE in Bronson, $17,900 MLS#752318

king for a rental? We have them. Call for details.
3BR/2BA DWMH in Trenton $650 per month
$40 Non-refundable Application Fee


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1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008



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acres on paved road. Enjoy the feel of seclusion with the
convenience of being located just a mile from town. Additional
1450 sq.ft. in basement for office, storage, etc...
MLS#757142 $380,000


5 naturally wooded acres includes upgraded SWMH w/open floor
plan, ceramic tile flooring, metal roof& covered porch. Ext. Feal.
incl. barn, chicken coop, underground utilities & tree house with
balcony.
MLS#758245 $105,000





Attn: Horse Lovers! 3BR/2BA 1240 Sq.ft. home on fenced & cross
screened back porch, 2 stall horse bam. Less than a mile to both
Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers.
MLS# 753224 $209.000





SELLER MOTIVATED!! Very well kept 1992 3BR/2BA DWMH.
Home boasts 1600+ sq.fl. and is situated on very nicely wooded
8.57 acre comer lot. New roof, wood laminate flooring, fireplace,
large bedrooms with walk-in closets. MLS#O751687 $89,900


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate Professor,
Practical Nursing Program
228 Days Grant Funded
Readvertised/Revised
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory and/or clinical area.
Associate's degree in Nursing required;
bachelor's degree in nursing or closely related
field preferred. State of Florida licensed RN or
license eligible. Two years experience as an RN
in an acute care setting. Individuals without the
bachelor's degree must meet one of the
following requirements: A) be actively engaged
in a degree program at the bachelor's level or
Higher in nursing or a closely related field: B)
have the equivalent of at least two full-time
academic years of experience as a teacher of
nursing; or C) have current certification as an
A.R.N.P. in Florida. Computer literate. Salary
based on degree and experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
College application and copies of
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Inquiries: Human Resources
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Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you can have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for a fraction of what other builders are charging?

3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and
kitchen area, 9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the home,
ceramic tile, upgraded fixture package, oak cabinets, Berber
carpet, hardi-board siding, too many extras to list... You pick
the colors of your new home! For only $200,000.
Call for all the details.
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L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
B 701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 EQUoaLOs
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MLS#758196 $65,000
Lot #3 Turkey Trail Subdivision.
Pines have been thinned and
would make a nice home site.
Near Bell and the river. In an 'A'
school district. 4.77 acres.

MLS#758194 $229,500
A 2001 3 BR/2 BA, new large
front porch, fenced and cross-
fenced, pole barn, stalls, all on 10
acres. Near Otter Springs and the
Rails to Trails.


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


MLS#749600
9.2 ac planted pines approx. 20
years old, near Suwannee River,
North Gilchrist County.
Reduced to $125,000


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


Cozy weekend get-a-way 2BR11IBA 1,115 sq
high bluffon the Suwannece River. Naturally
privacy from the road side. Enjoy all the Sum
offer!
MLS#757281 $275,0


10 mostly cleared, fenced & gated acres jus
1990 singlewide MH with addition & sepa
comes complete with riding and push mo
chicken coop and shed with electric &
MLS#758204 $149,900


9 PARK-LIKE ACRES and completely remodeled 3BR/2BA Palm
Harbor home with 1960 sf.. All new sheetrock, flooring,
appliances, fixtures, 2 large outbuildings, fenced & x-fenced &
more MLS #754067 $215,000


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I Real Estate
BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
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Certified public accountant opens office

in his hometown


By Carrie A. Mizell
For 12 years Wesley Roberts, a cer-
tified public accountant, has dreamed
of opening his own business in his
hometown of Trenton.
Roberts' dream became a reality in
September 2007 when he opened an
office at the comer of NE Fifth Street
and State Road 26.
"I just love being in Trenton," Rob-
erts said.
After graduating with a masters de-
gree from the University of Florida in
1995,
Roberts said he knew he needed
to gain experience in tax prepara-
tion and accounting before opening
his own office. Roberts and his wife,
DeAnna, live in Gilchrist County
with their two children, Austin, 5, and
Macy, 3. For the last 12 years Roberts
has commuted to work in both Cross
City and Lake City, though he knew
that he would eventually open an of-
fice in Trenton.
According to Roberts, business has
been good since he opened. Tax sea-
son is already keeping him busy. In
January he focused on helping clients
with payrolls and 1099 forms and
February will mean heavy tax prepa-
ration in anticipation of the April 15
tax filing deadline.
As a certified public accountant,
Roberts' services include: tax prepa-
ration and planning for corporations,
partnerships and individuals, small
business consulting, Quick-Books
consulting, payroll services and
monthly accounting.
Office hours are Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but Rob-
erts is available to clients before and
after working hours. Appointments
are preferred.
Roberts encourages citizens to
stop by the office, or call him at 463-
9414.


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Over its 16-year history the Farm Toy Show has drawn thousands of people fond of antique and miniature
tractors.

Calling all antique tractor enthusiasts


Wesley Roberts has opened his office at the corner of NE Fifth Street
and State Road 26 in Trenton.


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Continued from page 1
this year's farm toy show to deter-
mine the number of people interested
in joining such a club and what peo-
ple would like to see from an antique
tractor club.
"It seems like there are so many
people interested in vintage or antique
tractors these days," Davis said.
As the owner of a John Deere
Model -M that was made between
1947 and 1952, Davis said that in
researching antique tractor clubs he
has learned that typically restoration
tends to be the topic of choice at club
meetings, but he is open to what the
antique tractor enthusiasts in this area
want.


"I think this would be a lot of fun
for people to get together," Myers
said. "Maybe we could do charity
ides."
At the 2007 farm toy show, which
drew 500 spectators, 35 antique trac-
tors were displayed in front of Oak
View Middle School in Newberry,
where the show is held each year.
Of those tractors, one came from as
far away as Tallahassee to take part,
Davis explained.


The old tractor parade, which will
be held at 1 p.m. this year, is typically
the highlight of the farm toy show for
antique tractor enthusiasts.
An organizational meeting for the
antique tractor club will be held in
a separate room inside the farm toy
show at 11 a.m. on February 2.
For more information on the club
or the farm toy show, call Don Davis
at (352) 339-1339 or Steve Myers at
(352) 317-3380.


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