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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Batter up!

The 2008 baseball and softball season
will begin this weekend.
See a full sports preview on
pages 10-11.


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

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Gilchrist County School District Teacher of the Year Tiffany VunCan-
non is shown with School Superintendent Buddy Vickers, Trenton
High School Principal Lynnette Langford and Assistant School Su-
perintendent Dr. Jim Surrency.

THS math teacher named

district Teacher of the Year

Trish Stalvey is district School-Related Employee of the Year


By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton High School math teacher
Tiffany VunCannon was named Gil-
christ County Teacher of the Year
and Bell Elementary School's Trish
Stalvey was honored as School-Re-
lated Employee of the Year at the
Trenton Rotary Club meeting on
Monday.
VunCannon was selected as dis-
trict teacher of the year from a pool
of teachers, including Bell Elemen-
tary School Teacher of the Year Lana
Hastings who works with third grade
students, Trenton Elementary School
Teacher of the Year Laura Schofield
who is also currently a third grade
teacher and Bell High School Teach-
er of the Year Sgt. Major Jon Mein-
holz who works with the JROTC
program.
According to THS principal Lyn-
nette Langford, VunCannon works
every math problem out before she
gives it to her students, who range
from grades 6 to 12, so she can an-
ticipate difficulties the students may
have with problems. A 1999 gradu-
ate of THS, VunCannon has taught at
Trenton for five years.
Stalvey was selected as school-
related employee of the year from a
group of school employees including:


Bell High School's School-Related
. Employee of the Year Kay Willing-.
ham who has worked as a teacher's
aide and bookkeeper over the last 11
years, Trenton High School's School-
Related Employee of the Year Jackie
Vega who welcomes visitors, answers
the telephone and lines up substitutes
as the school secretary and Trenton
Elementary School's School-Related
Employee of the Year Jean Jones who
has worked with the school district
for 24 years as a bus driver. Jones
has also worked for five years as a
teacher's aide.
Bell Elementary School Principal
Rick Reed declared Stalvey a very
flexible teacher's aide who not only
works with kindergarten teachers and
students, but also volunteers her time
to work with the Accelerated Reader
program.
Each year the Trenton Rotary Club
sponsors the Teacher of the Year and
School-Related Employee of the
Year awards. According to Assistant
Superintendent Dr. Jim Surrency, the
program recognizes the efforts of
teachers and staff members who ded-
icate their time to Gilchrist County
students.
An out-of-district team of admin-
(Continued to page 2)


Application
By Carrie A. Mizell
A second spring water bottling
plant could be in Gilchrist County's
future.
Bell attorney Ray Earl Thomas,
Jr., acting as agent for Blue Springs
Properties, Inc., submitted a Spe-
cial Use Permit application to the
Gilchrist County Building Depart-
ment on Monday. If county officials
approve the permit a water bottling
plant would be constructed along
County Road 340 and NE 60th Street
just one-half mile east of the Coca
Cola Water Bottling Plant.
The application specifically identi-
fies construction of a water bottling
plant, associated warehousing, pack-


aging and parking all of which would
be built in two phases. The first phase
consists of 43.37 acres and the second
calls for 31 acres. The Blue Springs
property being considered for a wa-
ter bottling plant, is currently zoned
A2 and planted in pine trees. Col-
lectively the property is part of 400
acres that are currently utilized as a
private park for outdoor family activ-
ities such as swimming and camping.
The 400-acre tract contains the Blue
Springs spring system, which con-
sists of Blue Springs, Naked Springs
and Johnson Springs.
According to Thomas, a total dis-
charge rate, as of Nov. 13, 2007 was
17.03 million gallons per day. Blue


Springs Properties, Inc. currently
holds a consumptive use permit for
an average daily use of 528,000 gal-
lons per day, with a maximum daily
use of 660,000 gallons per day.
"If the site utilized its average dai-
ly usage as permitted, it would utilize
less that 3.2 percent of the volume
being produced by the Blue Springs
system," Thomas stated in a proposed
Special Use Permit statement.
Thomas explained that the extrac-
tion of this water, which would other-
wise be discharged into the Santa Fe
River before making its way into the
Gulf of Mexico, will not lower water
tables of surrounding land owners or
endanger the ecological systems in


Captial City Bank was well represented on Saturday morning by staff, family members, customers and
pets.

Annual walk-a-thon raises $9,173

for graduating senior scholarships

By Carrie A. Mizell raised $1,937, the Trenton Mid- still came out and I think it was the
Conversation among walkers die High School team who raised biggest turnout from citizens we've
ranged from local politics to edu- $1,607.34 and the Capital City Bank seen."
cation on Saturday at the Gilchrist team who raised $1,535.00 The walk-a-thon is one of two ma-
County Education Foundation's an- High individual was Chelsea jor fundraisers the Education Foun-
nual walk-a-thon. Though their inter- Teague, a seventh grader at Trenton dation holds each year. The next
ests were varied the goal set before Middle High School, who raised fundraiser will be the Wild Beast
them was the same. $862. Feast, which has been moved up this
According to Education Founda- Though this year's event total year and will now be held on March
tion President Julie Thomas, the dropped by some $2,000, Thomas 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeChamplain's
walkers raised $9,173.74, which will said she was not discouraged because Farm in Trenton.
be used for scholarships to graduat- she realizes the economy is slow this Cash donations, checks and change
ing seniors in Gilchrist County and year. were still slowly coming in on Tues-
mini-grants for teachers. "I know things are tight finan- day morning, Tiffany Turner, secre-
Top fundraisers included the Tren- cially right now for a lot of people," tary for the Education Foundation
ton Elementary School team who Thomas said. "But the community said.


the Santa Fe River or the Suwannee
River.
The water is in high demand, be-
cause of its low level of organic mat-
ter.
"Thus far, north Florida has suc-
cessfully turned back all attempts to
move this resource from our region
to the thirsty and populated areas of
central and south Florida," Thomas
further stated. "The question is how
much longer can we continue to' be
successful in protecting our water re-
sources, because the money and the
votes lie in the more populated re-
gions of the southern portion of the
state."
According to Thomas, the impact
to Gilchrist County roads would be
minimal. The application identifies
that the majority of transport vehi-
cles will come down and exit from
County Road 340 east and travel ap-
proximately one mile to the Gilchrist/
Alachua County line. The increase in
traffic flow created by the water bot-
tling plant is estimated between 109
and 136 one-way trips per day.
Early estimates indicate that the
water bottling plant would provide
between 150 and 185 jobs with a
starting salary of $12 per hour.
"The placing of a water bottling
plant on this site will go a long way
in replacing the $500,000 in lost gen-
eral revenue income created by the
expansion of Homestead Exemp-
tion," Thomas stated.
In 2003, Blue Springs Properties,
Inc. was denied a Comprehensive
Plan Amendment, which at the time
was the first step in building a water
bottling plant. According to Gilchrist
County Planner Taylor Brown, coun-
ty code would not allow the applicant
to apply for a Special Use Permit
without first changing the property's
zoning from agriculture to industrial.
The process has since changed, now
an applicant can build a water bot-
fling plant on property that is zoned
agriculture, but a Special Use Permit
must first be obtained.
"The process has changed," Brown
said. "I don't know that the outcome
will have changed."
According to Brown, a Techni-
cal Review Committee comprised
of county department heads, County
Administrator Ron McQueen and
County Engineer Lee Mills will con-
sider the application on Monday, Feb.
11. The committee will make a rec-
ommendation to the Gilchrist County
Planning Commission, who will hold
a hearing on this application on Mon-
day, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street in Trenton.


Gilchrist County School-Related Employee of the Year Trish Stalvey
is shown with School Superintendent Buddy Vickers, Bell Elementary
School Principal Rick Reed and Assistant School Superintendent Dr.
Jim Surrency.


The
Gilchrist County
Education Foundation
will present the



on Friday, March 14
from 6 to 8 p.m.
at DeChamplain's Farm
in Trenton


The walk-a-thon team from Trenton Elementary School, also known as the Penguin Posse, brought orange and black balloons.


Transportation department to reduce grading

and dump truck operation to decrease expenses


Supervisor Justin Watson explained that the new schedule will begin this week
By John M. Ayers 2007-08 budget. these changes would not solve the es- limerock to the graders
The Gilchrist County Board of Commissioner Randy Durden met timated shortfalls, but it would be a daily work schedule. T
County Commissioners took another with the Transportation Superinten- step in the right direction. County Road Departn
long hard look at their budget in the dent Justin Watson and Assistant Su- Watson addressed the board on rently operating four 1
first February meeting held on Mon- perintendent Billy Cannon last week Monday to review ways the group de- The road department ha
day and determined the Gilchrist and reviewed ways the county's road termined the road department could trucks that are used da
County Transportation Department department could reduce expenses reduce expenses involving fuel cost port limerock and other
needs to have something changed for the remaining eight months of operating five road graders four days (Continued to pa
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istrators and teachers interviewed
each candidate and rated them on a
series of questions as well as infor-
mation supplied through their ap-
plication. Candidates were rated on:
pose. self-confidence'. professional
demeanor, knowledge base of cur-
rent issues, enthusiasm for their job,
genuine concern for students and oral


communications skills.
VunCannon will have an additional
application as well as a video to com-
plete for the regional and state com-
petitions, Surrency explained. Vun-
C.inni'o recei ed a plaque, and $750
from Macy's. THS also received
$750 from Macy's.
Stalvey along with Bell Elemen-


tary School each received a $250 gift
from Macy's and a plaque.
"I'm so proud that our people have
come to accept and adapt to change,"
School Superintendeni Buidd Vick-
ers said. "Over 30 other districts from
across the state have come in over the
last year to look at our school and talk
with our teachers."


Commission supports engineer's


recommendation on Hart Springs


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion listened Monday as engineer
Lee Mills gave them a report on the
temporary halt of construction on the
Hart Springs boat ramp by a Panacea
contracting company. Mills explained
to the five-member board that a staff
member of Mills Engineering, Phil-
lip Chancy, has been working on this
project and has been in communica-
i tion with the contractor Bill Withers
Construction.
The board, in a previous meeting,
*, took action for the contractor to re-
move the installed pilings and replace
them with those that are identified in
the construction plans. On Monday,
Mills explained that the steel col-
umns that were installed on the Hart
Springs boat ramp site were of a .25
inch steel wall instead of the .5 steel
wall.
Bill Withers, contractor overseeing
construction of the new two-ramp
facility, explained that the guidelines
did not identify a .5 inch steel wall
'i on the pilings. The guidelines identi-
fied an ASTM-53 extra strong pipe.
These specifics are identified in the
guidelines of the American Steel
construction manual. Withers told the
engineer and the board that he did not
have that material to reference.
The contractor explained that he
would remove the present pilings and
install the .5-inch wall posts, but he
was unsure if there would be addi-
tional problems involving the instal-
lation of the pilings into the ground.
County Administrator Ron Mc-
Queen reported that a property owner
that resides just south of the construc-
tion area contacted Gilchrist County
Building Department when the pil-
ings were first being installed. She
explained that the vibration at the
boat ramp was causing a portion of
the exterior wall of her home to break
and fall to the ground. Several Gil-
i christ County officials were reported
to have checked the structure for
I damage and reported in the meeting
that no damage was apparent.
Commissioner Randy Durden
Fp' asked the contractor why he went
forward with the installation of the
|i pilings that he already had, rather
than the pilings that were specified
for the Hart Springs project.
Bill Withers told the board that he


would do whatever they wanted him
to do and he would correct the issue
at no additional cost to the county.
The contractor explained that he was
told that this project was of the ut-
most urgency to the county. He ex-
plained that he had been unable to
communicate with Phil Chancy, and
the pilings were installed because of
the urgency of the project. The con-
tractor explained that he could install
reinforcement rods and concrete in
the piling that would make a stronger
piling than the specified extra strong
pilings would have been.
"I disagree with that," Mills said.
Mills was asked if he thought
the new pilings would be of greater
strength, or if he favored the present
pilings with the concrete filling and
reinforced rods.
"I would have to review the sub-
mitted information in detail and pro-
vide you with a recommendation to-
morrow," Mills explained.
Commissioner Randy Durden
made a motion to go along with the
engineer's recommendation and have


the contractor submit a letter that
would correct a problem involving
the liability of the pilings after the
construction was finalized. Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thomas gave a sec-
ond to the motion before the board
voted 4-1 in favor of the action.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison
explained that the contractor should
replace the pilings with the right ones
identified in the contract.
The board asked the engineer about
the permit from the Army Corp of
Engineers. Mills explained that with
a project of this type, which involves
several different state and federal
agencies, a Joint Use Permit through
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District is applied for to permit
the application through the regulat-
ing agencies.
A Joint Use Permit application was
file with the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District in March
2007. The engineer received a letter
requesting additional information in
July 2007. The actual permit was is-
sued in October of 2007.


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By Carrie A. Mizell


*Imagine my surprise last week
when I got a call from a frazzled se-
nior citizen who was upset over be-
ing taken advantage of. The woman,
who lives in the Rolling Oaks area
and preferred her name not be print-
ed, explained that a man had come to
her door recently asking for money.
He claimed his wife had been in a car
accident and was transferred by am-
bulance to a hospital in Lake City. He
needed money to buy gas to get to the
hospital to visit his wife.
Being kind-hearted Gilchrist
County residents, the woman and
her husband gave the man all the
money they had in their pockets $13
and some gas they had in an old gas
can. With promises that he would
pay them back as soon as he could
the man left their yard and the couple
have not seen him since.
The woman began asking around
and learned that the man is addicted
to drugs and most likely used the


money she had given him for drugs.
It wasn't until she told several friends
at church what had happened that she
found out she was not the only Union
Baptist Church member to be taken
advantage of.
When I talked with Captain Tony
Cruse of the Gilchrist County Sher-.
iff's Office he informed me that the
man in question has been captured
and is now being held in the Ala-
chua County Jail where he will face
charges before being transported to
Gilchrist County where he will face
additional charges.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice is asking for citizens who were
victims of a similar incident to call
463-3410.
As the woman said to me prior to
hanging up the phone, "It's a sad state
when a person can no longer help out
an individual who has fallen on hard
times. How do you know who to trust
anymore?"

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Kindness
Dear John,
I've been reading the Gilchrist
1 County Journal for at least 40 years
and I still look forward to each issue.
Why? First, you concentrate on
local news/issues. Second, you pro-
i^gh mote the basic values and virtues of
gh the U. S., particularly of rural Ameri-
ca. Third, you have a positive upbeat
tone and while you report bad news,
you do not sensationalize it.
I always believed your father had a
generous, courteous philosophy. You
have moved this ambience forward
with the Meet Your Neighbor col-
umn, Cindy Jo's cooking column and
how could I (as a devoted fisherman)
object to your "fishing reports."
I also appreciate you publishing, in
full, letters to the editor. In line with
your efforts to promote good values,
2 ft. may I suggest starting a column on
PM courtesy--particularly random, un-
usual or small acts of courtesy, gen-


mixed with the careful love these men have to clean the
body of Jesus? Do their voices tremble as they speak to
one another in moving the body of Jesus? When they turn
the body of Jesus over and see the ribbons of flesh
remaining from the scourging, do their hearts break in
despair? The washcloths are filled with blood. Their hands
are stained with the stench and horror of death. Finally the
body is cleaned.
A mixture of myrrh and aloes (about a hundred pounds
- John 19:39) is used to cover the body of'Jesus. The two
men take the fine linen cloth and wrapping the body with
the spices and cloth enclose his body (John 19:40). The
scent of death is removed by the perfume of Jesus life
filling the world by His sacrificial love. The preparation
finished, the two men carrying the body to the tomb of
Joseph. Entering, they lay the body of Jesus in the new
tomb. A handkerchief is placed around the head of Jesus.
Leaving, Joseph rolls a stone against the entrance of the
tomb. "Now the women who had come with Him out of
Galilee followed, and saw the tomb and how His body
was laid" (Luke 23:55).
The funeral is over. The friends pause for a moment to
think of their Lord inside the tomb. They return home to
prepare spices and perfumes for a proper burial later. They
need not have bothered. When they return on the first day
of the week, Jesus is risen He lives He reigns He has
conquered death. This' lonely funeral brings hope to all
men in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
the Lamb of God. "He will wipe away every tear from
their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there
will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the
first things have passed away" (Revelation 21:4).


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Name: Greg Douglas
Lives: On the Gilchrist/Levy
County line.
Family: Wife of 25 years, Susan;
two sons: Jared, 22, and Jacob,
20.
Works: Pastor at Pine Grove Bap-
tist Church for the last 10 years.
Likes about your job: The peo-
ple. I like telling people about how
they can have a relationship with
the Lord.
Dislikes about your job: I don't
enjoy counseling although I do it
and I don't enjoy meetings.
Greatest accomplishment: In
my personal life I would say be-
ing married 25 years, finishing up
my degree and raising two boys.
In the church I would say leading
the church to where it is today. We
average 500 people on Sunday
mornings.-
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? I love the rural
country area. I'm originally from
Bradford County so.I came from
a small area.
Favorite food: Fried fish
Favorite book: The Bible.
Your hero: My hero has always


been my dad. I gre
him and he taught
ethic. What he said
Future plans: Stay
til I retire, but that
time. I hope to hav
in August. I want
develop the church
church.
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people know about
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The Funeral Of Jesus
(Kent Heaton)


There was no pomp and no procession filled with
mournful criers lamenting the death of a loved one. The
crowds had diminished and returned to their homes.
Three men hung on wooden trees of death with soldiers
milling below with no concern. All the acquaintances of
Jesus, the women who followed Him from Galilee
including Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons (Luke
23:48,49; Matthew. 27:55,56) looked on with
dispassionate despair, The screams of the two thieves
whose legs had been broken to hasten death still linger in
the air. The man in the middle hangs limp in death with
his side pierced; blood and water staining his body.
Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate.for the body of Jesus
(Luke 23:50-52). Consent was given and Joseph, joined
by Nicodemus (John 3:1-15; 7:45-52) went to Golgotha
to retrieve the body of Jesus. Removing the nails from
the feet, the body of Jesus was let down to the ground to
remove the nails from his hands. The face of kindness,
compassion and love was now stilled in the gray shadow
of death. The soldiers removed the cross and the body
was taken up to be prepared for burial.
How doesone feel the emotions of sadness to carry the
body of Jesus to a place of preparation? His hands lie still
that once gave sight to the blind. His voice is silent that
once taught the beatitudes of grace. The smile of
compassion is faded to a mask of death. Eyes that once
gazed into the lives of men are closed .in silent repose.
The body of the Son of God is bloody, dirty, filthy and
bruised with the lashes of a terrible scourging and
crucifixion.
The men lay Jesus down to wash his body. Are tears


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us a solid work town Trenton. This show will feature area by t
he did. not just any quilts but antique quilts. you thin]
right here un- The best part of this festival could be treasures
will be a long that it gives all of us an opportunity the antiq
e my doctorate to dig out those special old quilts that fect placid
to continue to are near and dear to our hearts. I have collect a
into a regional the quilt my great-grandmother made quilt mak
for me before I was born. It is a vin- tions to
ng not many tage quilt, which means it's fifty years the area.
t you? My real old or older.. .guess that dates me? I Now d
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at I'm allergic an auction that was held in Trenton no matte
many years ago. This multi-genera- fact is ai
tional quilt has some fabric in it that a special
from the mid 1800s and I just love it. shared w
History has always intrigued me tend this
and antique and vintage quilts have The h
taken me by storm. The fabrics these serve as
old quilts are made of and the "mak- downtown
ing do" generations that preceded Severa
us have always fascinated me. They be demo
could make a quilt with little to noth- ents as sl
ing purchased from a store; I have I for one
several quilts made from men's suit bonnet r
-" samples as well as those old feed re-enactc
S" sacks.. In fact my own grandmother part of th
often spoke of not only having their a bygone
bed piled high with quilts but also of most eve
hanging one behind the headboard If you
S- of their bed to stop the cold winter your qui
air from coming through the cracks Miss Lo
in the walls of their first home which Valley Q
was located just down the road in particular
Judson. her numb
S Recently I washed an old camp
quilt that we have used at the hunting The fo
camp for years and was amazed to so years.
find the flour sack quilt top had been
placed over a beautiful but very worn
Dresden plate quilt. The outer top was
tied with embroidery thread but the
inside quilt was heavily hand quilted.
SOne of the seams had split open and I 1 (11oz.
found the real treasure within. 5 cups fl
One of the most exciting aspects of 5 tables
the March 15, Suwannee Valley An- 2 teaspoc
tor tique Quilt Festival is that it's com- 3cups s,
pletely outdoors. The Main Street of 4 eggs, b
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a lab for tests, Hopefully many area citizens will Mix db
nan was anxiously bring their antique and vintage quilts and butt
-e if she was preg- down to the Suwannee Valley Quilt covered
d to the desk and Shoppe the week before March 15 muffin ti
wouldd be a certain and participate in this quilt festival. bake at 4
have that amount Several of my friends have prom- ues. Mix


it at least in Gilchrist County. Maybe
you could help reinforce, restore, in-
still in newcomers, the wave thru the
windshield as we pass or meet walk-
ing.
Sincerely,
Dennis and Joan Riordan



Growth Concerns
I just love Gilchrist County! My
husband and I moved here 3 years
ago from Ft. Myers/Naples and we
have never regretted it. We don't
want to change a thing including the
slower driving, graded roads, and the
wonderful water.
That is why I am confused about
the recent apparent apathy over al-
lowing a golf course community
and another water bottling plant in
Gilchrist County. I was there in south
Florida when the golf courses were
allowed to put in many large mains
to water grass, and our personal wells
went dry. No one received remunera-


erous or nice gesture
Let me relate or
I were recently in
where a young won
awaiting a test to se
nant; she was calle
was told the test w
amount. She didn't


with her; she had called earlier and
was quoted a lower amount. She was
quite upset and burst into tears; she
didn't want to wait any longer for the
test because she worked at a ware-
house, was doing heavy lifting and
wanted to protect the baby if she was
pregnant. She would try to transfer
to another department if the test was
positive. A lady in the waiting room
heard this, pulled out some money
and gave it to her and said Merry
Christmas. What a happy ending to
this story! We don't know what the
outcome was, but we witnessed this
very kind gesture.
We need to restore courtesy, civil-
ity, and consideration to our society
and perhaps you could help maintain

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display beautiful quilts that
de many years ago in this
heir ancestors. You know if
k about it those ol' antique
could sure use an airing and
ue quilt festival is the per-
e to do it. Hopefully we can
brief history of the known
kers and their family connec-
the people who still live in

lon't let me discourage you
iging out your special quilt
er where it was made, the
n antique or vintage quilt is
treasure, one which can be
ith the many people who at-
special event.
historic Trenton Depot will
the hub of activity for this
'n festival.
l very talentedpeople will
nstrating such ol' time tal-
pinning and bonnet making.
am pretty interested in the
making. Hoop-skirted women
)rs are also planning to be a
his festival that will celebrate
era when quilts covered al-
ry bed.
are interested in displaying
lts at the festival just call
'is down at the Suwannee
'uilt Shoppe, she has all the
rs of this special event and
ber is 463-3842.

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tion for the cost of the burnt-out
wells. The commissioners and devel-
opers just had a heyday continuing to
allow and build more courses still. I
owned a temporary labor service and
made money on the labor to build and
maintain the courses. More people
came down and more water pumped
up.
And now look at that situation. Wa-
ter restrictions half the year, so many
people on the road it takes 4 hours to
go from neighboring Naples to Fort
Myers, traffic jams everywhere, and
dry wells, personal wells not course
wells.
As I said, I just love Gilchrist
County because it is none of the
above. Yet, once the precedent is
set, we have lost. To those who can,
please help us remain one of the few
places left in this state where money
and development is not crowned the
be all and the end all of life. Let's
steward well what God.has given us.
Kathy Hilliard
Bell, Florida


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Sheriff's Office conducts routine

traffic stops in Gilchrist County
On Feb. 2, the Gilchrist County verbal warnings issued.


The saturation patrol took place
from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. that night.
Special emphasis was shown for
speeding, seatbelt and child restraint
usage, and move-over act infrac-
tions.


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Former Trenton mayor given

plaque for 5 years of service
Former Trenton Mayor C.A. "Pete" Randolph was given a plaque
from the Trenton City Commission at the February 4 City Commis-
sion meeting. Current Mayor Glen Thigpen presented the plaque and
read a proclamation praising Mr. Randolph for five years service to
the people of Trenton and its citizens. Mayor Thigpen, Commissioners
Randy Rutter and Arlene Wilks were at the meeting and thanked Mr.
Randolph for his service'and devotion to the City of Trenton. Commis-
sioners Marcia Hellams and Tim Kinsey did not attend the meeting.


Farmers' Market Nutrition

Program certification class


Representatives from the Depart-
ment of Agriculture will be in Tren-
ton to give a certification/recertifi-
cation class for the Farmers Market
Nutrition Program (FMNP) on Feb-
ruary 21, 2008.
The one-hour class will be held
at the Trenton Public Library at 5
p.m. Those who attend will be sent
signage designating them as FMNP
Certified Growers, and a stamp for
coupon processing. All growers who
would like to accept Farmers' Mar-
ket Nutrition Program coupons must
be certified through the Department
of Agriculture. Growers who partici-
pated last year must be recertified for
2008.
The FMNP distributes coupons
to WIC participants for the purchase
of locally grown, fresh Florida fruits
and vegetables. This produce can be
purchased at authorized community
farmers'markets fromApril 1 through
July 31. 2008. Gilchrist County coil-
p ag 'ent ..~g.an,-4ise.heir coupons.:
at the Trenton Communimr Farmers


Market and also at any authorized
farmers market in Florida.
The FMNP benefits consumers by
providing them with coupons for lo-
cally grown fresh produce. The pro-
gram also benefits growers by broad-
ening the base of customers who shop
at the farmers' market.
For more information, call Ellen
Hogan at (352) 472-7632, or FDACS
at (800) 357-4273.






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Change includes livestock losses
prior to December 31, losses on crops
planted for entire 2007 crop year.
The eligibility date for 2007 live-
stock and crop year losses has been
extended for farmers who suffered
recent livestock and/or crop losses
caused by natural disasters, an-
nounced Kevin L. Kelley, State Ex-
ecutive Director for the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA).
. On December 26, 2007, President
George W. Bush signed the Depart-
ment of State, Foreign Operations
and Related Programs Appropria-
tions Act, 2008 (2008 Act). The 2008
Act amended the previous February
28, 2007, date and now allows for
crops planted prior to December 31,
2007, for the 2007 crop year, to be in-
cluded for loss purposes under CDP.
Similarly, under LIP and LCP, the
2008 Act extends the date livestock
and livestock feed losses could have
occurred in a primary or contigu-
ous county named in a Secretarial or
Presidential disaster declaration to
December 31, 2007.
"This date change does not make
2008 crops planted in 2007 eligible
for CDP, however it does benefit
farmers in that it extends the eligibil-
ity date for crops planted in 2007 that
were meant for the same crop year,
and it adds 10 months to the amount
of eligible time livestock losses can
be considered for the new programs,"
said Kelley.
Producers should visit their local
USDA Farm Service Agency office
to apply for benefits under these new
disaster assistance programs, added
Kelley.
Sign-up for the Livestock Com-
pensation Program (LCP) and Live-
stock Indemnity Program (LIP) be-
gan September 10, 2007. Sign-up for
the Crop Disaster Program (CDP) be-
gan October 15, 2007, and applies to
farmers who suffered quantity losses
to their crops. Ending dates for the
sign-up period will be announced at
a future date. ......... .


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LCP now compensates livestock
producers for feed losses occurring
between January 1,2005, and Decem-
ber 31, 2007, due to a natural disaster.
This can include producers who suf-
fered losses resulting from blizzards
that began in 2006 and continued into
December 2007. Livestock produc-
,rs may elect to receive compensa-
tion for calendar year 2007 grazing
season losses caused by a wildfire
natural disaster occurring during the
applicable period as determined by
the Secretary" of Agriculture. Pro-
ducers in primary counties declared
secretarial disaster areas or certain
counties declared presidential disas-
ter areas between January. 1, 2005,
and December 31, 2007, are eligible
as are producers located in counties
contiguous to those counties.
Also, producers in a primary (or
contiguous) county that received an
Administrator's Physical Loss No-
tice directly associated with a disaster
declaration made by President Bush
may also be eligible. Producers with
a loss in more than one of the 2005,
2006 or 2007 calendar years must
choose only one year for which they
want to apply for benefits.
LIP now compensates livestock
producers for livestock losses be-
tween January 1, 2005, and Decem-
ber 31, 2007, that resulted from natu-
ral disasters. Producers in primary
counties declared secretarial disaster
areas or certain counties declared
presidential disaster areas between
January 1, 2005, and December 31,
2007, are eligible as are producers lo-
cated in counties contiguous to those
counties.
Also, producers in a primary (or
contiguous) county that received an
Administrator's Physical Loss No-
tice directly associated with a disas-
ter declaration made by President
Bush may also be eligible.
Producers incurring eligible live-
stock losses in more than one of the
2005, 2006 or 2007 calendar years,
must choose only one year for which
the\ % ant to apply for benefits.
CDP now provides benefits to farm-
ers who suffered quantity and quality
losses to 2005, 2006, or 2007 crops
from natural disasters if the crop was
planted before December 31, 2007,
or, in the case of prevented plantings,
for crops that would have been plant-
ed before December 31, 2007.


John Ayers celebrated his 51st
birthday on Wednesday. He managed
to escape from the Gilchrist County
Journal long enough to enjoy fishing
off the dock at the family camp in
Suwannee.
Trenton bachelors Earl Jones, Jr.
and Ben Colson have both recently
gotten engaged and are now planning
to marry their brides on the same day.
Earl will be marrying Ashley Crowe
of Bell and Ben is engaged to Paige
McCracken of Alachua. Both wed-
dings are scheduled for October 18,
which is the only open weekend in
the Florida Gators 2008 football sea-
son.
Lynn Ellison traveled with her
daughter Lauren and two of her
friends to St. Augustine on Saturday.
The ladies visited several historic
sites including the old jail, fort, and
the St. Augustine Lighthouse while
in Florida's oldest city. Lynn report-
ed that she climbed to the top of the
lighthouse during this trip which is a
major feat considering she only made
up to the first window of the light-
house on a trip several years ago.
Call the Gilchrist County Journal
at 463-7135 to add news to the So-
cials column.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Gina
Colson, Tracie Home, Joey Holder,
Sr., Nicholas Turner, Jason Barron,
Louise Lee, and Cecelia Wiggins on
February 7; Beverly Malloy, Lisa
Willis, Joey Holder, Jr., Kelly Rog-
ers, Carolyn Thomas, Stacy Adkins,
and Michael Sanchez on February
8; Dakota Brown, Carol Bradley,
Cheryl Roelf, Tommy Barbera, and
Jocelyn Bullington on February 9;
Ernest Mitchem, Tommy Parrish,
Jennifer Lucero and Larkyn Maken-
zy.Benson on February 10; Cynthia
Browning, Cindy Watson, and Jes-
sica Munn on February 11; Esther
Lampp, Arthur Pinkney, Ronald
Pinkney, Jane Moody, Shannon Wat-
son, Taven Weeks Bennett, Caitlyn
Bullington, Amber Scott and Nicole
Scott on February 12; Amber Stoner,
Heidi Templeton, Robert Thompson
and Breanna Marie Akers on Febru-
ary 13.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.


Andrew Richard Hess and Erica Michelle Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baker of High Springs are happy to announce the up-
coming marriage of their 'daughter, Erica Michelle Baker of Gainesville to
Andrew Richard Hess of Gainesville, the son of Rick and Kathy Wolford of
Bell, and Mr. Richard Hess of Newport Richey.
The wedding will take place on February 9, 2008 at 11 a.m.
Erica is a graduate of the class of 2003 at Bell High School and the 2007
Dental Assisting program at Santa Fe Community College.
Andrew graduated from Bell High School in 2000 and is currently major-
ing in Computer Sciences at the University of Florida.


Baby BMaurer


Emily Elizabeth Maurer


Seth and Meagan Maurer of Tren-
ton are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth
Maurer, on January 17, 2008 at North
Florida Regional Women's Center in
Gainesville. Emily is truly a gift from
God and an answer to many prayers.
Emily weighed 7 pounds and 1
ounce and measured .19 inches in
length:., ,. I
" Maternal grandparents are .ames
and Danette Baker of Trenton. Pater-'
nal grandparents are Steve and Shir-
ley Maurer of Lake Charles, Louisi-
ana.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Carol and Russel Buck of Trenton,
and the late Eugene Hyde and Wil-
liam and Audrey Baker of Santa Fe,
Texas.
Paternal great-grandparents are


and Mrs. James Monroe and Mike
and Mary Myers on February 8; Mr.
and Mrs. David Sutton on February
9; Mr and Mrs. Dale Thigpen, Sr.
on February 10; Michael and Yuliya
Faught on February 11; Mark and
Darlene Schuler and Glen and Meda-
line Miller on FebruarN 12.


Edna Parks and the late C. J. Parks of
Concord, Arkansas.


iarryae p/pp fca/ions
in oIfculris/ Coun/y
Warren Keith McGehee.
9/18,1973, and Shannon Nicho-
le Watson. 1027. 1982. both of
f' Trenton. "". '"
Duston Edwin Boyte,
11/7/1977, and Julie Ann Wa-
ters, 1/4/1986, both of New-
berry.

,-?ecorcfeodJ iarriayes
1in 2 cakrisl Coun/y
Adam Prescott Brown,
12/5/1971, of Keisterville,
Pennsylvania, and Finian Blaise
Poskin, 10/26/1981, of Wil-
liamsburg, Virginia, were mar-
ried on 1/30/08 in Trenton by
Deborah Craft, notary public.
Melvin Edilberto Martinez,
7/16/1978, and Wendy Vanessa
Pineda, 6/15/1982, both of Fan-
ning Springs, were married on
1/28/08, in Fanning Springs by
Pastor Miguel X. Pinell.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Four


Sheriff's Office along with the Cedar
Key Police Department conducted
saturation patrols throughout Gil-
christ County. A total of 46 traffic
stops were conducted, with 27 traffic
citations, 13 written warnings, and 6











THUIRSD)AY. FEBRUARY 7,2008


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Amanda Langford named to __

OCU Dean's List 5 Austin Thomas has a great hunting season!


Amanda Langford has been included on the Dean's List of Ohio Christian
University for Spring Semester 2006-07, which was completed November
27, 2007.
Amanda is enrolled in OCU's AIM Program for AA-Business Manage-
ment.
To be named to the OCU Dean's List, students much be enrolled in at least
12 credit hours and achieve a GPA of 3.50.
Only 24.5 percent of OCU's current AIM students have achieved this status
for the reported semester.
Amanda is the daughter of Kenrick and Carolyn Thomas and the wife of
Everett Langford and mom of Kade and Montana.
We are all very proud of her.



The Chamber Corner


We would like to welcome our
newest members to the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce:
Saint Leo University Contact
person: Charles Oden. St. Leo Uni-
versity will be opening an office in
Trenton in the near future that will be
offering a Bachelor Degree program.
Their new of-
fice will be
located at 310
NW llth Ave,
Building # 33.
If you are inter-
ested in more
information
about this pro- Gilchr
gram you can
contact Charles CounI
Oden at (352) Fo,
745-1122. Florida
Jobs for Flor-
ida's Gradu-
ates-contact
person: Char- "
lene Stefanelli.
Charlene will be offering career
exploration and skills development
from the Trenton Middle and High
school. For more information you
can contact Charlene at (352) 463-
3210, email to: stefanelliac@mygc-
sd.org or check out her website at:
www.mygcsd.org.
If you would like 'to become a
member of the Gilchrist County
Chamber or would like to find out
more information about the benefits
of becoming a member please con-
tact the Chamber office at (352) 463-


3467.
The Chamber Members Awards
Banquet on Thursday, January 24,
2008, was a wonderful success thanks
to all our Chamber members, guests
and "Simply Delightful Catering" by
Julie Thomas. The silent auction,
which was new to the banquet, went
very well and
the Chamber
hopes to con-
tinue this added
feature at future
banquets.
The Char-
acter trait for
ist February from
St the Gilchrist
Y County Char-
acter council
is: "Flexibility"
(definition)
S"Not becom-
ing attached to
W-- ideas or plans
which could be
changed by my authorities"
This will be the last Chamber cor-
ner I get to write before I leave the po-
sition as the Gilchrist County Cham-
ber's Executive Director, so I wanted
to take this opportunity to thank ev-
eryone personally. Thank you to all
of my past and present Chamber di-
rectors, Chamber members, the entire
County and community. Thank you
all for all of your help and support
and know that it was my pleasure to
know all of you and to serve in this
position for the past three years.
Maureen Gentry


Valentine's soek hop to benefit

community garden program


An old-fashioned Valentine's Sock
Hop will be held on Friday, Febru-
ary 15, 2008 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at the High Springs Civic Center at
330 NW Santa Fe Blvd. (Hwy 441)
in High Springs.
That's right, get your saddle shoes
and poodle skirts ready! We've got
DJ Ross ready to spin your favorite
oldies. You can dress the part or come
as yourself. So, get your poodle skirt,
saddle shoes and bobbie socks ready
and have some good old fashioned
family fun.
Jitterbug and Hoola Hoop contests
will be held throughout the evening.
Refreshments, including pizza, hot
dogs, popcorn and soda, will be
available.
Tickets are $10 adults; $5 students;
children 5 and under free. Tickets
are available at the High Springs
Farmers' Market (Thursday from 2
to 6 p.m.) or through local merchants
Antique Center of High Springs and
Back To Nature.


Advance reservations can be made
by calling Event Chair, Jan Leavitt at
(386) 454-1674 or (352) 317-8698.
Call (386) 454-3950 for more infor-
mation.
Proceeds from this event will raise
funds for the High Springs Commu-
nity Garden Program.
The High Springs Community
Garden Program is a project of the
High Springs Farmers' Market. The
High Springs Farmers' Market is a
year-round growers' market support-
ing local agriculture, education, the
arts and businesses and is produced
by the City of High Springs.
The market is open year round ev-
ery Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
and is located in James Paul Park in
the heart of downtown High Springs
at the corner of NW 2nd Avenue and
Main Street.
The market features locally pro-
duced fresh fruits and vegetables,
plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, jams,
jellies, baked goods and many oth-
er agricultural products. The High
Springs Farmers' Market now accepts
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, EBT and
Debit cards.
For more information, please
contact Sharon Yeago at (386) 454-
3950.


SRWMD Governing
Board meeting
On Tuesday, February 12,2008, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet
at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters,
Hwy. 49 and 90 East, in Live Oak.
The meeting is to consider district
business and conduct public hearings


on regulatory and land acquisition
matters. A workshop will follow the
Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.


Southern women know every-
body's first name: Honey, Darlin',
and Shugah.


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P. 0. Box 1358
Trenton, Florida 32693


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352-463-9415 Fax
352-316-4174 Mobile


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Partnerships and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
* Payroll Services
* Monthly Accounting wrobertscpa@bellsouth.net


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 eam
income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January I who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items I through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January I of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) 1 lave 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 I we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What 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 tihe
actual fair market value of your property, we willelcome 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. Thie new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner oni
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 in this area,


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign 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 tite 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 I.
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. Aller
April I, 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.


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
MARCH 1, 2008 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2007.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1, 2008.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser's Office.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.


$500 WIDOW'S /
WIDOWER'S
EXEMPTION
Any widow/widower who is a
permanent Florida resident may
claim this exemption. If the
widow/widower remarries, she/he
is no longer eligible and if the
.husband and wife were divorced
before his/her death, the woman
is not considered a widow, nor the
man a widower. If filing for the
first time, please present a Death
Certificate or other proof of your
widow/widower status.


DISABLED VETERAN'S
EXEMPTION
Any ex-service member who is a
permanent resident of Florida and
is disabled at least 10% in war or
by service-connected misfortune
is entitled to a $5,000 exemption.
If filing for the first time, please
present a certificate from the
United States Government. Under
certain circumstances the benefit
of this exemption can carry over
to the veteran's spouse in the
event of the veteran's death.
Consult your appraiser for details.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY
EXEMPTION ($500.00)
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time,
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability:
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or
documentation from the Social Security Administration.
Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics
should contact the Appraiser's Office for special benefit
information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an
income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's Office.


CITY OF TRENTON
RESIDENTS ONLY ADDITIONAL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
For 2008, City of Trenton residents 65 and
older who meet an income limitation may be
eligible for an additional $25,000 homestead
"exemption on property which they have the
legal and equitable title to and maintain
thereon their permanent residence. For 2007,
the income limitation was $24,214. In order to
be considered, a sworn statement of adjusted
gross income of household must be filed with
the property appraiser's office during the filing
period of January 1 March 1.


PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
DISABILITY
Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
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.


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no
later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in
a penalty and an assessment will be made as
provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and
fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods,
and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt
from the tax on household goods and personal effects
in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and
qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April
1st.


AGRICULTURAL
(GREENBELT)
FILINGS
All owners or lessees of agriculural
lands who desire agricultural
classifications for tax purposes on
their property must file an agricultural
application with the Appraiser
between January 1 and March 1.
Agricultural classification are
automatically renewed.


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

Inl'ornation will be required Irom all persons applying for exemptions to determine
their residency status. If I husband or Wife is filing ifor 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
1.12 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 '(352) 463-3190
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A Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2007
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For 2008.

It is no longer necessary to sign and
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If filing for the first time,
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Amber Rehberg balanced quarters
on her nose and her fingers.
Murray, Kaye Rolling and Evie
Wright's classes gathered in the cafe-
torium last Friday to show off their
many talents on the stage.
Talents on display included: jump
roping, cartwheels, gymnastics, sassy
cheerleading and singing favorite se-


February events at local

elementary schools

Bell Elementary School
Feb. 12-13 FCAT Writes
Feb. 14 Safety Patrol meeting at 6 p.m.
Feb. 15 Movie Night
Feb. 21 PreK Parent Night/PTA Meeting
Feb. 22 21st Century Play
Feb. 25-29 SAT 10 Testing

Trenton Elementary School
Feb. 7 Drama 3 to 6 p.m.
Feb. 11 Progress Slips sent home
Feb. 12 -AR 4 to 6 p.m. / Drama 3 to 6 p.m. / Safety Patrol Meeting
at 6 p.m.
Feb. 12-15 Florida Writes
Feb. 14 Drama 3 to 6 p.m. / Valentine's Parties
Feb. 15- Drama Baked Potato Sale / Grades 3-4 Social 6 to 9 p.m.
Feb. 16 Miss Trenton Pageant
Feb. 18 No School-President's Day
Feb. 19 Drama 3 to 6 p.m.
Feb. 21 Drama 3 to 6 p.m.
Feb. 22 Drama Baked Potato Sale
Feb. 25-28 SAT 10 Testing
Feb. 26 Drama 3 to 5 p.m.
Feb. 28 Drama 3 to 5 p.m.

IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From February 7, 2008 to February 13, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
ALL SCHOOLS
2/11 Progress Reports Distributed
BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


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Dinner Theatre
FCAT Writes
FCAT Writes


BELL MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2/8 5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Suwannee County
2/12 3:30 pm Varsity Baseball vs. Oak Hall
2/12 5pm Softball (MS/V) vs. Branford


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TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2/12 3/6pm Drama
2/12 4/6 pm ARTime
2/12 6 pm Safety Patrol Meeting
TRENTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL


7 pm
7 pm
6 pm
7 pm
6 pm
8am
12pm
8:30 am
4pm
5 pm
6 pm


Varsity Softball vs. Lake Butler
Baseball Pre-Season Classic vs. Bronson
Varsity Boys Basketball District Semi-Finals
Baseball Pre-Season Classic vs. Chiefland
Varsity Boys Basketball Disitrict Finals
ACT Test
JAG Meeting
Florida Writes Grades 4, 8 & 10
Softball (JV/V) vs. Hawthorne
Softball (MSG) vs. Lake Butler
JAG I and I Ceremony


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THS Band Boosters to
meet
We will be having our next meet-
ing on February 11* at 7 p.m. in the
band room. We will be discussing the
agenda for spring. We would love to
have at least one parent from every
member of all of the bands. The more
volunteers, the more we can accom-
plish.
We want to thank the school board
for listening to our concerns and in-
dividually helping us with our band
uniform drive. Also, our gratitude
goes out to all of the local businesses
who have donated to our organiza-
tion in many ways.
We are creating our first THS Band
Booster Cookbook. If you would like
to donate a recipe, please email it to
elliespetals@hotmail.com.


Bell FFA Alumni News
The Bell FFA alumni will meet on
Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in the
Bell Ag shop. This is a covered dish
dinner.
We would like to remind FFA
members who are seniors, to pick up
their application for the scholarship
award. They should be postmarked
by March 2 and mailed to the Bell
FFA Alumni.
National FFA week is coming up.
There are a lot of events that will be


taking place at the elementary school
and high school. Be sure to check it
out.
We encourage anyone who would
like to join us to please come out on
Monday.
Tanya Rolling
Bell FFA Alumni


Bell Elementary School
Valentine's Day
Procedure
To facilitate and ensure optimum
academic achievement and student
safety, the following procedures will
be followed for Valentine's Day.
-Students will receive items from
local floral shops only if they are car
riders.
-These items will be picked up at
dismissal time and will not be deliv-
ered to the classrooms.
-Bus riders will not take gift items
on the bus.
If you have any questions, please
call Mr. Reed or Mrs. Smith at (352)
463-3275.


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Bell Elementary PTA is currently
selling Valentine's Day items. These
items include:
-Creamy 1 oz. white chocolate ros-
es and creamy 1 oz. milk chocolate
hearts--$1.00 each.
-Lickin' Lips Lollipops in wild
cherry and bubble gum flavors-- 50
cents each.
Pre-order now for Valentine's
candy delivery to your child's class-
room.
Order forms will come home
soon.
After school sales will be held on:


on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, at
the Gilchrist County Public Library.
These free workshops are designed
for the beginner computer user. Class
size is limited so call (352) 463-3176
or stop by the library to find out times
and sign up.


Suwannee Valley League
Board Meeting
SVL Inc., will hold its February
board meeting on Monday, February
11, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the McAr-
thur Park conference room.
Everyone's invited. Hope to see
you there.


Friday, February 8
Monday, February 11
Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Thursday, February 14
All. after school sales will be for
car riders only.
PTA will also have other Valentine
items for sale:
Boy or girl zimmper pull-on card-
75 cents each;
Red rhinestone heart dogtags-$1
each;
Plush Valentine gorillas-$2 each;
Valentine fortune teller- 25 cents
each.


Newberry Garden Club
seeking vendors for
annual Garden Expo
The Newberry Garden Club's an-
nual Garden Expo will be on Satur-
day, March 15 from 8-3 p.m.
The event will be in downtown
Newberry at the Municipal Building.
Vendors of plants, crafts and other
items are needed. Booths are $20
with no water or electric available.
Please call Linda at (352) 472-
2440 for more information and res-
ervations.

After all, tomorrow is another day.
Margaret Mitchell


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Saturday, February 16, 2008

@ 5:00pm

Trenton Elementary Cafeteria


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0-12 Casual Wear
13-18 Formal Wear


0-4 contestants must live in Gilchrist County
5-18 must attend Trenton Elm./Middle/High School
Applications can be picked up at Trenton Schools or
Gilchrist County Journal
or by contacting
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to Ronda Adkins, April Akins at TES
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By Carrie A. Mizell
I Bell Elementary School Cafetorium will take on the ambiance of an Italian
bistro Thursday evening as Bell High School band members welcome the
| community to their fourth annual dinner theatre.
Guests will be treated to lasagna, spaghetti, salad, and dessert while singers
I perform solos and ensembles along with instrumentalists who play through-
out the meal,.
According to first year band director Sara Gover, the school's new jazz
I band will premier at the dinner theatre. Saturday Night Live skits will also be
performed throughout the evening. The marching band will also play.
| The dinner theatre will be held on February 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door: $12 per adult and $6 for children 12 and
I under. All proceeds will benefit the Bell High School band.
"The proceeds will be used to buy new instruments and fix some of our
older instruments," Gover said. "With the addition of our sixth grade students
I our band classes have tripled in size from what they were last year."
Currently there are 130 students, grades 6 through 12, who participate in
Bell High School band classes.


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Trenton Middle School girls' basketball team. Back: Khalil Kearson, Katelyn Kearney, Breanna Stalvey,
Allie Lang, Sarah Huff, Quitney Kincaid, Alyson Gargano, T'keyha Powell. Front row: Hananh Buckler,
Nicole Langford, Toni Myers, Melissa Vanderheyden, Maegan Gillyard.


Submitted
Trenton Middle School girls' bas-
ketball team went undefeated this
year. Nine opponents were defeated
by an average of 15 points per game.
This team averaged scoring 31 points
in six-minute quarters. Setting up the
fast break for the team was eighth-
grader Maegan Gillyard who played
as a forward and served as one of the
captains this year. Making the fast
break were guard Breanna Stalvey
with awesome speed and middle
guard Hannah Buckler with matching
quickness. Each of these girls scored
65 points this season. Top scorer was
Maegan Gillyard with 75 points. As-
sisting Maegan under the basket was
Allie Lang, who grew into this po-
sition this year. Others who played


forward at times were Katelyn Kear-
ney, a first year player, Sarah Huff,
a returnee, and sixth-graders Quitney
Kincaid and T'keyha Powell.
Often seen guards playing for the
first time were Khalil Kearson and
Emily Austin. The back up middle
guard was the small but tough Melis-
sa Vanderheyden. Returning guard,
eight-grader Alyson Gargano also
saw frequent action. Two sixth-grad-
ers playing for the first time were
Toni Meyers and Nicole Langford.
The team shot 94 free throws com-
pared to their opponents shooting
a total of 64, which demonstrates
some defensive skills as well. They
rang 43.3% of these free throws with
opponents making only 23.0% of
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White, the team completed 10 of 14
foul shots, a whopping 71.4%. Bre-
anna Stalvey led the team in free
throw accuracy, shooting 64.3%
The team was set to end the season
playing Bell their final game, but at
1:30 p.m. there was an announcement
the game had been cancelled due to
the officials being ill and replacement
officials could not be found. Because
softball and track began the next day,
that was the end the season. Seven
of these girls played on this team
last year. Their winning streak is 20
games in a row. They lost the very
first game against Bell by one-point
last year and haven't lost since. Con-
gratulations to the Trenton Middle
School Basketball team and Coach
Cora Lord.

A group of Alabama friends went
deer hunting and paired off in twos
for the day. That night, one of the
hunters returned alone, staggering
under the weight of an eight-point
buck. "Where's Henry?" the others
asked." Henry had a stroke of some
kind. He's a couple of miles back
up the trail," the successful hunter
replied. "You left Henry laying out
there and carried the deer back?" they
inquired. "A tough call," nodded the
hunter. "But I figured no one is going
to steal Henry!"


ALERT Unit 38
arriving soon
They'll be here soon! The ALERT
Unit 38 will be arriving the evening
of February 10. The group of 24
young men will be here to perform
tasks such as house repair, demoli-
tion and/or lawn work for Gilchrist
County disabled married couples,
widows and disabled veterans.
ALERT stands for Air, Land,
Emergency Resource Team and
has its headquarters in Big Sandy,
Texas. ALERT's motto is "Ready to
Serve." For the second year in a row
the Character Council of Gilchrist
County is sponsoring a unit with the
assistance of over 50 individuals and
businesses, making this year's visit a
reality.
The ALERTAcademy was founded
in 1994. Its mission is to train young
people techniques of caring for oth-
ers in emergency situations, however,
they are also trained to serve by us-
ing acquired skills in carpentry, tree
trimming, lawn maintenance, de-
molition, fire fighting, policing, first
aid, underwater diving and high level
rescue, as well as mud slide and hur-
ricane work.
The young men truly do live up
to their motto. So if you happen to
see a group of young men in your
neighborhood, wearing dark blue
"ALERT" shirts and dark blue hats,
you will know why they are there.
Some of the added social events
for the week include lunch with the
Rotary Club, attending local church-
es for youth meetings, and a youth
rally.
The rally is open to the public. It
will be held on Friday, February 15
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ot-
ter Springs RV Park "Spring House
Lodge."
You are urged to attend. Not only
will there be be free food and drinks, but
also live music by the Philman Fam-


Gilchrist County Sheriff's

Office conducts school drug

sweeps


According to Sheriff Turner
on Friday, February. 1, 2008 the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
working with school officials took
the K-9 into Trenton Middle and
High School and conducted a drug
sweep.
Two weeks earlier a similar
operation was conducted at Bell
High School. Both interdictions
were conducted to locate and deter
drug usage by the students. In both


ily Band, and testimonies from indi-
vidual unit team members as well.
The rally will be a good time to come
and learn what ALERT is all about.
Geneva Cornwell


World War II Veterans
Club news
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to join us on Thursday, Febru-
ary 14, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Salt
Creek Restaurant on Hwy. 349 in Su-
wannee.
Since our January meeting we have
lost two members. Our sympathy to
Alice Johnson, wife of "Pat" and to
Ann Erickson, wife of Russell. Both
men served in the US Navy.
On February 22 through 25, the
Key Stone Airpark in Keystone
Heights will host a vintage aircraft
show. World War II airships such as
a B-25, B-17 and B-24 will be on dis-
play and ready to board.
If you have any questions call Bil-
lie Cooper at (352) 493-9368 or Dot
Halverson at (352) 542-7697.


cases, no illicit narcotics were lo-
cated.
We continue to urge parents to
work with our local schools to
thwart the increased usage with
our students of over-the-counter
and prescription drugs. This is not
just a local problem, but a growing
trend nationwide. Unless we wake
up to this type of drug abuse and
all take action, the problem will
only get worse.


Hope you can come out on Febru-
ary 14 and join the camaraderie.
Dot Halverson


Minority Americans
Health Summit
The Academy of Allied Health Pro-
grams at Lake City Community Col-
lege will be holding an open house
to provide program and resource in-
formation to community members in
conjunction with the Minority Amer-
icans Health Summit to be held on
Saturday, February 23 at the Barney
E. McRae Jr M.D. Medical Technol-
ogy Building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in honor of Black History Month.
There will be health screenings,
educational presentations, and much
more provided for the community
members to participate in related to
heart disease and cancer for the mi-
nority population of the area.
For more information contact Mary
Hill, LCCC professor of nursing at
(386) 754-4277.


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GIl .CHRIST CO ITNTY TOUIRNAI,


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


[church NewsI

Heart Matters
Children are a blessing, and a chal-
lenge. Ask any parent what matters
to their hearts, and no matter what
else is going on in their lives, their
children will quickly become the
main focus. The lives of our children
are closely tied to ours, for they are
a part of us. In fact, someone once
described having children as real-
izing that your heart, formerly safe
and protected, is now living on the
outside of your body, exposed and in
harm's way. I will soon celebrate 19
years of being a mom...I can relate!
The Bible says in Psalm 127:3 that
"Sons (and daughters) are a heritage
from the Lord, children a reward
from him." Who doesn't agree with
,this verse while holding a sweet new-
born in their arms? But as they grow
up and begin to struggle against their
parents, it can be difficult to see them
as a reward! Responding to a child's
disobedience is frustrating and often
leaves us wanting answers... answers
that the Bible clearly gives. Hebrews
12:11 states: "No discipline seems
pleasant at the time,'but painful. Lat-
er on, however, it produces a harvest
of righteousness and peace for those
who have been trained by it."
The most obvious point in this verse
is that discipline will not be fun. Not
for the giver or the receiver...but it is
necessary for training. This training
marks the difference between disci-
pline and punishment. Punishment fo-
cuses on what the child did wrong and
making them pay for disobedience,
while discipline focuses on training
and teaching the child to choose what
is right next time. The harvest that
discipline produces is desirable in the
life of every child: righteousness and
peace. Righteousness is the ability
to make wise choices that while dif-
ficult, keep us in right standing with
God and others. Teaching a child to
do what is right at a young age makes
it easier for them to choose right as
they grow into adulthood. Even in


the midst of difficult circumstances,
they will then experience the peace
that comes from a clear conscience.
"Discipline your son, for in that
there is hope; do not be a willing party
to his death." Proverbs 19:18; "Disci-
pline your son and he will give you
peace; he will bring delight to your
soul." Proverbs 29:17 As parents
we can grow weary in trying to dis-
cipline our children, especially living
in a culture that condemns this prac-
tice. It is easier at the time to give in,
but in failing to correct a child, we
allow disobedience. We may avoid
a temporary battle, but we lose the
war in building self-control and re-
sponsibility within the child. This al-
lows them to travel a path that leads
to destruction of their relationships,
reputations, health and possibly their
lives. Our desire to be "friends" with
our children can be realized after they
are adults and will come as a result of
the respect gained through the hard
work of being their parent when they
are young.
Consistent, loving discipline ulti-
mately teaches our children how to
discipline themselves and guard their
hearts from the consequences of bad
choices. After all, their hearts are
what matters...
Blessings, Angie


The FAITH BUS will
be in Bell on February
14
The FAIITH BUS will again be at-
the clubhouse in Bell at 9:30 a.m. on
February 14 to distribute non-perish-
able food and food and toiletries for
those in need.
The clubhouse is located next to
the City Hall (the old train depot).
If you know someone having a
tough time, please let them know
about this monthly visit.
The FAITH BUS is a Christian
outreach to those in need. No creed,
No deed, Just a need.
IDs helpful for quicker service.


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 4
Evening Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
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Youth Director Josh Dease


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Quilting Makes a Difference The
Story of a Small Rural Town
Sisters, Oregon and Paducah, Kentucky began their journey into the legend
and lore of quilting as small rural towns with one quilt shop. Now they are
national treasures. What started out as a modest antique quilt show in North
Central Florida's small rural town of Trenton has rapidly developed into a
major event.
On Saturday, March 15, 2008, the City of Trenton will host a Quilt Festival
that will involve the City's entire Main Street and most of Trenton's his-
toric buildings. The focal point will be a turn of the century Railroad Depot
flanked to the south by a 1910 grocery and dry goods store (now the Suwan-
nee Valley Stained Glass Studio, Cross Stitch, Framing and Antique Shops)
and to the north, a 1925 Coca Cola Bottling plant (now the Suwannee Valley
Quilt Shoppe and Suwannee Rose Caf6).
In addition to antique and vintage quilt displays there will be a Farmer's
Market, Antique Cars, a Band, the Cross Creek Cloggers, a Spinner, and an
old fashioned bed turning demonstration.
Antique and Vintage quilts will hang from the awnings of the old buildings
up and down main street and at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.
Antique dealers will set up inside the old grocery and dry goods store
where horse collars and coffins were once sold as well as several tents near
the railroad depot.
There will be an old fashioned quilting bee in one of the buildings, and dis-
plays of red work, feed sack quilts, Victorian-Crazy Quilts, Civil War quilts,
and other vintage collections.
Even the 3 restaurants in Trenton are involved. The former Boarding House,
now Petrello's Italian Restaurant, will be serving spumoni ice cream at the
Railway Depot and cooking on their veranda. Lavern's Country Kitchen will
have the barbeque grill fired up and will be open for Breakfast and Lunch.
The Suwannee Rose Caf6 will serve quiche, soups, sandwiches, salads, and
of course, those famous desserts made by Ragena.
Take a step back in time, away from the hustle and bustle of every day life
and share this special day with us.
Sponsors for this event are: City of Trenton, Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce, Gilchrist County Journal, Pure Water Wilderness, Gilchrist
County Woman's Club, Springhouse Quilters and the Suwannee Valley Quilt
Shoppe.

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

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463.-7004'
You can make a difference!
Service:
Sunday School 10 am
Praise & Worship/KidZone 11 am
Evening Worship 6 pm
Wednesday Night Service & Pastor:
"The Place" (Youth) 7 pm Don & Jerri Lunsford

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


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
fj. 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693
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
AWANA.................................... 6:30 PM
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Ocala Livestock Market
Report
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on February 4, 2008 were:
this week 547, last week 484, and last
year 331.
Compared to last week: Slaugh-
ter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00
higher, feeder steers and heifers
were steady to 1.00 higher. Supply
and demand were moderate. Feeder
steers and heifers over 600 lbs 61
percent, (31 percent steers, 31 per-
cent heifers),over 600 lbs 3 percent,
(1 percent steers, 2 percent heifers),
slaughter cows and bulls 24 percent,
replacement cows 11 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 870-1190 (1025) 52.00-57.50
(54.34); 1200-1525 (1320) 53.00-
56.50 (55.06).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 730-775 (759) 46.00-50.00
(48.27); 715-780 (757) 40.00-45.00
(43.08) low dressing; 805-1120 (903)
46.00-51.50 (49.19); 800-1050 (874)
40.00-46.00 (43.37) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1005-1465
(1196) 58.00-65.00 (61.72); 1115
(1115) 57.00 (57.00) low dress-
ing; 1585-1880 (1695) 59.50-66.00
(63.29); 1670-1775 (1722) 67.50-
69.50 (68.53) high dressing; 1650
(1650) 58.00 (58.00) low dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 270-295 (288) 126.00-
134.00 (127.99); 300-345 (320)
122.00-134.00 (127.82); 355-395
(373) 117.00-126.00 (120.47); 405-
445 (428) 109.00-119.00 (113.26);
460-480 (470) 101.00-110.00
(105.40); 555-575 (565) 92.00-95.00
(93.47); 610-625 (618) 88.00-91.00
(89.48).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 255-290 (271)
110.00-124.00 (117.09); 310-325


(315) 110.00-120.00 (116.83); 360-
380 (371) 113.00-121.00 (116.84);
420-440 (430) 94.00-100.00 (96.93);
475-490 (482) 97.00-98.00 (97.67);
510-540 (525) 86.00-90.00 (87.94);
560-575 (567) 83.00-87.00 (84.66).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 205-245 (226) 100.00-120.00
(113.00); 260-270 (262) 90.00-96.00
(93.03); 300-345 (329) 86.00-100.00
(92.77); 355-370 (362) 94.00-105.00
(99.61); 405-420 (412) 82.00-92.00
(87.09).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 315-325 (320) 98.00-101.00
(99.48); 360-365 (362) 95.00-97.00
(95.99); 430-448 (442) 91.00-99.00
(93.20); 450-490 (468) 91.00-97.00
(93.82); 505-515 (507) 87.00-95.00
(92.80); 550-575 (562) 88.00-92.00
(89.96); 600-615 (608) 82.00-85.00
(83.48); 655-670 (662) 81.00-86.00
(83.47).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 200-240 (223) 100.00-110.00
(103.71); 250-290 (267) 96.00-
106.00 (101.42); 300-345 (325)
88.00-92.00 (89.90); 350-390 (365)
80.00-92.00 (86.41); 405-440 (416)
86.00-88.00 (87.51); 450-475 (463)
88.00-90.00 (88.65); 565-590 (578)
82.00-84.00 (82.98).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 205-245
(225) 88.00-94.00 (91.06); 260-290
(269) 88.00-95.00 (91.83); 300-325
(310) 75.00-93.00 (82.60); 360-395
(375) 74.00-79.00 (76.43).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
510-680 (615) 55.00-80.00 (67.37)4-
6 Months Bred; 710-785 (750) 48.00-
80.00 (64.98) 4-6 Months Bred; 830-
1160 (939) 50.00-80.00 (66.65) 4-6
Months Bred.
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 725-785 (755) 640.00-710.00
(676.39); 850-920 (880) 480.00-
730.00 (641.43).


Trenton Communit, Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2.6)

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+64-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


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"


WE WELCOME YOU TO
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6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

$UNDAY $CHOOL .............. ......... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ......................... 11 AM
EVENING WOR$SHIP .................................. 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM

PASTOR: TRAViS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
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Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
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Joyful fHearts Quilters


Better late than never...these are the Joyful Hearts celebrating their
December birthdays. Left to right: Marilyn Runde, Ann Mangone
and Marvine Deer.


While the weather 'round these
parts is pretty much...hit and miss...
this time of the year, our Joyful Hearts
are right on target.
On Wednesday, January 30th, 15
of them showed up to quilt, crochet,
embroider, Swedish weave and make
Valentine favors for the Tri-County


Nursing Home.
Ann Mangone brought her first two
finished "crazy quilt" of the month
blocks. January's is in reds and I've
already forgotten February's color.
Of course, as usual, Ann's handiwork
is grrreat. This should inspire some
of the rest of us to get started.


Our goal of fifty dog mats for the
animal shelter is just five or six away
from being reached. I'm sure by the
time you read this they will have been
made, as well.
The sixty Valentine table favors for
the Tri-County Nursing Home were
completed and I'm sure will bring
joyful hearts to the residents living
there. We will be starting on Easter
baskets soon because don't forget
Easter comes early this year. And
speaking of Easter, all of my pot-
ted Easter lilies, that I was going to
plant but never got around to it, have
risen from the death of winter and the
pots are overflowing with thick green
leaves.
We are so blessed to live in a cli-
mate where we can witness the resur-
rection of life each spring as God re-
minds us through nature the promise
of everlasting life... praise God.
Soon the countryside will be a ka-
leidoscope of colors and patterns, not
too unlike our quilts. Many patterns,
that quilters design and use originate
in the shapes and colors of nature.
We often refer to fields being cov-
ered with a blanket of wildflowers. In
the winter, depending on where you
live, folks talk about everything be-
ing covered with a blanket of snow.


zIKzo LOG CABIN QUILTERS i


And I recollect that almost everyone
has looked up at a black velvet sky
and whispered, "it's like sleeping un-
der a blanket of stars"...maybe God
is a quilter too.
By the time you read this our Feb-
ruary 6th meeting and Valentine's
party will be over. Our next meet-
ing will be on Wednesday, February
20th. Hopefully, our state-fair-road-
trip folks will bring back ribbons,
photos, tales of good times and good
fair foods eaten. 'Til then, remem-
ber...we find in life exactly what we
put into it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marilyn Runde


S.







Rose Ford showing a wreath that her husband made using wood cut in
small pieces. It's amazing the crafts that can be made from whatever.


Log Cabin Quilters met on January
31st at the Levy County Quilt Mu-
seum.
Pat was busy helping young quilters


put their quilts together and got them
started quilting. One will be done on
the machine.
. Wehad h i ,i- ,rz. friom Ocala.ant al- ,


ways enjoy them as Alton makes our
spool holders. We also enjoyed four
ladies from Chiefland who will be
going to the fair with us the 12th of
February. It will be something for us
to see if anyone won any ribbons.
Derick and six boys were out on
Tuesday and got the lemons take care
of. We try to teach whatever there
is to do, we tell them that one day
what they learn will come in handy.
Thanks Lancaster.
We always welcome visitors who
come to see us. We had a couple come
in from California. She is a quilter
and we had a wonderful visit. After
everyone had left, a couple came in
from Thomasville, Georgia and we
made friends. It's always so great to
hear others tell us as well as show us
their projects and get ideas.
Lunch was a table full, chicken,
dressing, mustards, cheese and mac,
taco casserole, potatoes, lots of sal-
ads, Rose's great bread pudding, pe-
can pie, and so much more.
We had 28 present.
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Sharon A. Langford
Sheree H. Lancaster P.A.
Simply Delightful Catering, Inc. Julie C. Thomas, Owner
Smith Septic Tank Service, Inc. Roy & Carla Smith

Subway of Trenton Clay Feagle
Suwannee River Moose Lodge 325
Tommy Langford Gilchrist County Commissioner District 4
In Memory of Joanie Beth Langford



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BASEBALL / SOFTBALL
SIGM-UPS

ALL GIRLS (12 & UNDER) COUNTYWIDE CAN SIGN-UP
INCLUDING B.E.S. & B.M.S. (12 & UNDER) GIRLS

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AGES:5-12
BASEBALL (TEEBALL) MUST TURN 5 BEFORE 5/01/08
BASEBALL MUST STILL BE 12 ON 5/01/08
SOFTBALL MUST STILL BE 12 ON 12/31/07


Gilchrist County FFA
Alumni meeting
The Gilchrist County FFA Alumni
will hold its monthly meeting on
February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Akins Bar-
B-Que.
The items for discussion will be
the upcoming rodeo, work days and
the sale of arena sponsor signs.
All alumni members are' encour-
aged to attend.

BHS 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.


Seeking family
heirloom
My father Charles F. Monica, Jr.
died on January 7, 200(). 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, F1 32619.

Write it on your heart that every
day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THI IRInAY FF.RRI JARY 7- 2008


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Bell Bulldogs Varsity Baseball Team


Bell varsity baseball players are shown back row left to right: Justin Fowler, Robert Hankins, Ty
Smith, C.J. Harris, Brandon Beach, Tyler Stofel and Michael James; front row left to right: Sean
Boutwell, Zach Hunter, Tommy Callahan and Chris Harding


Bell Bulldogs Varsity Softball Team

"- ... .


Bell varsity softball players are'shown back row left to right: Amy Ergle, Samantha Williams,
Ashley Wood, Somer Maresca, Aimee Thiboneux and Holli Moore; front row: Crystal Sanders,
Tyler Jordan, Nikki Yencho, Missy Joiner and Melanie Myer. Not pictured: Lacey Geiger.


By the Numbers
Players: 12
Record last season: Split the
season
Seniors: 3 returning; 2 new


Coach Gray
Smith's
perspective on
the 2008 season
Key games: It is always a
pleasure to play Trenton ...
it's stressful and intense. All
district games are key.
Players to watch: Seven re-
turning starters include: C.J.
Harris at center field, Tommy
Callahan at shortstop, Tyler
Stofel a pitcher and right field-
er and returning pitchers Zac


Hunter and Ty Smith.
What are your overall ex-
pectations this season? We
just want to be competitive and
be in every game we play and
have fun while we're doing it.
How do you teach your
players that baseball repre-
sents real life? I emphasize
positive character traits like
teaching them to have respect
for the game, officials and
coaches. I always say, "don't
talk with your mouth-talk with
your bat!"


By the Numbers
Players: 12 or 13
Record last season: 14 and
13
Seniors: 2


Coach David
Halter's
perspective on
the 2008 season
Key games: All our district
games are key games. Trenton,
Mayo and Oak Hall look like
the strongest teams on paper.
Players to watch: Junior
Holli Moore as pitcher, Somer
Maresca a senior center-field-
er, Sophomore Samantha Wil-


Wood a senior right-fielder.
What are your overall ex-
pectations this season? Our
goal is to win a district cham-
pionship ... that is our goal ev-
ery year.
How do you teach your
players that softball repre-
sents real life? I tell them that
sometimes the umpires make
mistakes and it's not fair, but
sometimes life isn't fair and
you have to learn to make ad-


liams at shortstop and Ashley justments.


2008 Bell Biilidogs

Varsity Baseball Schedule


Feb. 11

Feb. 11
Feb. 12
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 16
Feb. 19
Feb. 21
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 26
Feb. 26
Feb. 28
Feb. 29
Mar. 4
Mar. 6
Mar. 7
Mar. 10
Mar. 10
Mar. 14
Mar. 15
Mar. 20
Mar. 24
Mar. 25
Mar. 27
Mar. 28
Mar. 28
Apr. 4
Apr. 5
Apr. 7
Apr. 8
Apr. 10
Apr. 11
Apr. 15
Apr. 18
Apr. 21-25


@Williston MS
BRONSON MS
@Oak Hall Varsity
LAFAYETTE CO. JV/V
ST. FRANCIS Varsity
BRANFORD JV/V
NEWBERRY JV/V
HAWTHORNE JV/V
RUTH RAINS MS
TRENTON MS
BRONSON Varsity
WILLISTON MS
TRENTON JV/V
@Lafayette County JV/V
DIXIE COUNTY JV/V
@Hawthorne JV/V
@Ruth Rains MS
OAK HALL Varsity
@Trenton JV/V
@St. Francis Varsity
ST. JOHN MS/V
SEVEN RIVERS Varsity
CEDAR KEY Varsity
@Trenton MS
@Aucilla Christian Varsity
@Bronson MS
@Bronson Varsity
@St. John MS/V
@Melody Christian JV
@Branford JV/V
MELODY CHRISTIAN JV
AUCILLA CHRISTIAN Varsity
@Cedar Key Varsity
@Dixie County JV/V
District @ Oak Hall Varsity


4:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4p.m.
4p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
1 p.m./4 p.m.
4p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
TBA


2008 Bell Bvlldogs

Varsity Softball Schedule


Feb. 5 BRANFORD MS/V
Feb. 8 @Suwannee JV/V
Feb. 11 @Williston MS
Feb. 12 @Branford MS/V
Feb. 14 @Lafayette MS
Feb. 14 CHIEFLAND JV/V
Feb. 15 @Union County Varsity
Feb. 19 DIXIE COUNTY JV/V
Feb. 21 TRENTON MS
Feb. 22 @Bronson MS/V
Feb. 25 RUTH RAINS MS
Feb. 26 @Columbia JV/V
Feb. 28 WILLISTON MS
Feb. 28 HAWTHORNE JV/V
Feb. 29 @Lafayette JV/V
Mar. 4 BRONSON MS/V
Mar. 6 @Cedar Key MS
Mar. 7- .@Trenton JV /V
Mar. 10 @Ruth Rains MS
Mar. 11 @Chiefland JV/V
Mar. 14 LAFAYETTE MS
Mar. 14 OAK HALL Varsity
Mar. 18 @Hawthorne JV/V
Mar. 20 TRENTON JV/V
Mar. 25 LAFAYETTE JV/V
Mar. 27 @Trenton MS
Mar. 28 CEDAR KEY MS
Mar. 28 @Oak Hall Varsity
Apr. 1 UNION COUNTY Varsity
Apr. 4-5 LADY BULLDOG INVITATIONAL
(Bell(2A), Baker County(4A), Baldwin(3A), Hilliard(2A),
ami Coral Park(6A), Port St. Joe(2A), St. Francis(lA)
Apr. 8 @Dixie County JV/V
Apr. 10 COLUMBIA JV/V
Apr. 11 SUWANNEE JV/V
Apr. 15 DISTRICT @BELL Varsity
Apr. 17 DISTRICT @BELL Varsity
Apr. 18 DISTRICT FINALS Varsity
@ BELL


6p.m.


5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
4 p.m.

4 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.


4 p.m.
7 p.m.
TBA
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5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
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4/7 p.m.
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Trenton Tigers Varsity Baseball Team


Trenton varsity baseball players are shown back row left to right: Assistant Coach Keith Gilbert,
Trey Smith, Jordan Gray, Jeff DeLong Colby Perryman, Ryan Schmitz, Chance Brooks, Coach
Scott Guthrie and Assistant Coach Tres Crosby; front row left to right: C.J. Perryman, Kyle
Feather, Justin Alvarez, Karson Gilbert, Andy Jones, Billy Owens, C.J. Bowers, Caleb Smith and
bat boy Jacob Guthrie. Notpictured: Michael Elliott and Coach Marty Malloy.


Trenton Tigers Varsity Softball Teaw


Trenton varsity softball players are shown back row left to right: Tara Vick, Jo Hutchinson, Jessi-
ca Perryman, Kaitlyn Sauls, Amanda Harmer, Alexis Dixion, Sarah Bessent and Ashley Bessent;
front row left to right: Brandy Matthews, Samantha McQueen, Jamie Slysofski, Casey Fischer
and Andrea Hite. Not pictured: Amanda Schwieterman.


/


By the Numbers
Players: 13
Record last season: 14 and 7
Seniors: 5


Coach Scott
Guthrie's
perspective on
the 2008 season
Key games: All our district
games especially. Oak Hall.
Players to watch: Senior
pitcher Andy Jones was second
team all state last year; Senior'
center-fielder Billy Owners and
Junior out-fielder C.J. Bowers
What are your overall ex-
pectations this season?


We should be extremely
competitive this season if ev-
erything falls into place.
How do you teach' your
players that baseball repre-
sents real life? We tell them to
keep their hair cut, their mouth
clean and to work hard.
We encourage them to be
in church and to respect their
teachers and parents. The play-
ers are not allowed to get in
trouble and play on this team.


By the Numbers
Players: 14
Record last season: 13 and 8
Seniors: 2 for sure


Coach Aaron
Bachle's
perspective on
the 2008 season
Key games: Our district has
gotten bigger this year; we've
gone from four teams to seven
district teams. I think our key
games will be Bell and Mayo.
Players to watch: Senior
pitcher Tara Vick, Senior in-
fielder Casey Fischer, Junior


catcher Brandy Matthews and
Jamie Slysofski.
What are your overall ex-
pectations this season? We
want to have another winning
season and be in a position to
win the district title.
How do you teach your
players that softball repre-
sents real life? I try to instill
good work habits by telling
the players to always give their
best and never give up.


Van* Schedwe


Feb. 7 Bronson Preseason Classic
Feb. 8 Chiefland Preseason Classic
Feb. 12 @ Bronson
Feb. 14 @ Dixie County
Feb. 19 Hawthorne
Feb. 21 @ Countryside
Feb. 22 @ Chiefland
Feb. 28 Oak Hall
Feb. 29 @ Bell
Mar. 1 Alumni Game @ THS
Mar. 4 @ Hawthorne
Mar. 7 Branford
Mar. 13 @ Lafayette County
Mar. 14 Bell
Mar. 17 @ PK Yonge
Mar. 18 Taylor County
Mar. 20 @ Branford
Mar. 24 Newberry
Mar. 25 @ Oak Hall
Mar. 28 @ Newberry
Apr. 3 Countryside
Apr. 4. Lafayette County
Apr. 8 Bronson
Apr. 10 Dixie County
Apr. 11 @ Taylor County
Apr. 14 Newberry
Apr. 15 PK Younge
Apr. 17 Chiefland
Apr. 21-25 District Tournament


Varsity
Varsity
Varsity
Varsity
JV/Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity I
JV/Varsity
Varsity
JV/Varsity

JV/arsity
JV/Varsity
JV/Varsity
JV/Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity
JV/Varsity
JV
Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity
Varsity:
Varsity:
Varsity
Varsity


7 p.m.L
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4:30 p.m./7 p.m.
7p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
6 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 p.m./7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
TBA


20 Trenton S

Varsity Softball Schedule


Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 19
Feb. 21
Feb. 22
Feb. 26
Feb. 26
Feb. 28
Feb. 28
Mar. 4
Mar. 4
Mar. 7
Mar. 11
Mar. 11
Mar. 14
Mar. 18
Mar. 20
Mar. 20
Mar. 25
Mar. 27
Mar. 27
Apr. 10
Apr. 11
Apr. 15-18


Lake Butler
@ Lake Butler

Hawthorne
Branford
@ Bronson
@ Bell
@ Chiefland
@ Mayo
Mayo
Bronson
Oak Hall
Lake Butler
,@ Lake Butler
Bell
@ Bronson
@ Hawthorne
@ Branford
@ Mayo
Mayo
@ Bell
@ Oak Hall
Bell
Bronson
Dixie
Chiefland
District Tournament
@ Bell


Varsity
MS
JV/Varsity
MS/Varsity
Varsity
MS
JV/Varsity
MS
JV/Varsity
MS
Varsity
MS
Varsity
JV/Varsity
MS
JV/Varsity
MS/Varsity
JV/Varsity
MS
JV/Varsity
Varsity
MS
Varsity
JV/Varsity
JV/Varsity
Varsity


7 p.m.

5 p.m.
54 p.m.
4 p.m./6 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
65 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
4p.m.
4 p.m./6 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
4p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
6 p.m.
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
5 p.m./7 p.m.
TBA


Bell and Trenton fans


take note:


Junior Varsity baseball and softball teams will be featured in next week's issue.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBR' UARY 7, 2008


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Olustee Battle Festival celebrates 32th Annual Re-Enactment to

be held February 15-17


The Union Army forces on the battlefield.


can be a mile, or longer.
Meanwhile, downtown Lake City
will be alive all day Friday and Satur-
day with the sounds of talented voices
and dancers, the smells of tempting,
foods at every turn and the opportu-
nity to buy quality crafts from more
than 150 vendors showcasing their
talents.
It all gets started on Friday morn-
ing at 9 a.m. with a solemn Civil War
Memorial Service at Oaklawn Cem-
etery where the soldiers who died on
both sides of the Olustee Battle are
honored.
The day will conclude with a skir-
mish between troops at Lake DeSoto
in downtown Lake City. A mock bat-
tle between the Civil War ironclads
Monitor and Merimac will conclude
Friday's activities.
Following a one-mile fun run on
Saturday morning, the annual Olus-
tee parade will be held at 10:30 a.m.
with Cavalry units joining hundreds
of Confederate and Union troops,
along with a wide array of other units
and exhibits in an event that lasts ap-


proximately 90 minutes.
The Lake City/Columbia County
Historical Museum will host a living
history program throughout the day
on Saturday and Sunday that dramat-
ically portrays the role of Civil War
civilians who provided medical as-
sistance to troops on both sides of the
conflict and were dubbed as "Angels
of Mercy."
In all, the Olustee Battle Festival
and Re-enactment draws approxi-
mately 40,000 visitors to downtown
Lake City and an additional 30,000
to the battlefield during the weekend.
SThe event has been voted as Florida's
best re-enactment event for the past
eight years by the readers of Florida
Living Magazine and draws visitors
from virtually every state east of the
Mississippi River.
For additional information on the
Olustee Battle Festival and Re-enact-
ment, contact the Columbia County
Tourist Development Council at
(386) 758-1312. Information can also
be obtained at www.olusteefestival.
com.


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Imagine for a moment, a nearby
event that combines the re-enactment
of Florida's most significant Civil
War battle, living history programs
to educate and entertain, hefty dose
of area talent on stage, foods to whet
the appetite of the most finicky eater,
high quality arts and crafts of every-
genre, and yes, even lots of things for
the kids to do.
Imagine no more. All this and
more, much more, will be available
during the weekend of February 15-
17 as the nation's second largest an-
nual Civil War re-enactment is hosted
at the 32nd Annual Olustee Battle
Re-enactment and 30th Annual Olus-
tee Battle Festival in Lake City.
For those new to the area, the event
commemorates the 144th anniver-
sary of the Battle of Olustee, which
happened on February 20, 1864 as a
force of approximately 5,000 Confed-
erate troops confronted 5,500 Union
Army forces. The Union forces in-
cluded three regiments of black sol-
diers, including the 54th Massachu-
setts, whose earlier exploits at South
Carolina's Fort Wagner are detailed
in the movie Glory.
The Confederate victory at Olustee
was the primary reason that Tallahas-
see remained as the only southern
capitol that didn't fall to Union forces
during the Civil War.
During the week of Olustee, re-
enactors portraying President Abra-
ham Lincoln and Confederate Gen-
eral Robert E. Lee will provide living
history programs at a wide array of
area schools. The Lake City/Colum-


bia County Historical Museum will
present a program entitled "Angels
of Mercy" during the festival week-
end as the heroics of the group are
honored in this year's festival com-
memorative poster. The sutler's vil-
lage at Olustee Battlefield provides
a glimpse back to the mercantile
business in the 1860s. The authentic
campsites near the battlefield pro-
vides a historic view into the living
conditions of the soldiers who fought
so valiantly for their respective sides
in a war that pitted brother against
brother.
More than 2,000 re-enactors from
around the country will participate in
the battle on Sunday afternoon, Feb.
17, on the site of the actual struggle. A
smaller re-enactment will be held on
Saturday afternoon. The entire week-
end will be filled with the opportunity
to watch medical demonstrations, pe-
riod music, troop maneuvers, cannon
fire and the chance to learn about the
heroics and lessons provided by the
Civil War.
Admission to the battlefield is
free on Friday as thousands of area
school children conduct field trips to
the battlefield. On Saturday and Sun-
day, admission is $5 for adults, $2 for
children, pre-school kids,,ages 5-and-
under, are free. There is also a shuttle
bus service available on Saturday and
Sunday from the Lake City Munici-
pal Airport and Baker County Cor-
rectional Institute. Round-trip costs
are $1 for adults and 50-cents for
children. The shuttle will save those
attending a walk to the battlefield that


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AARP Driver Safety
Program, Levy and
Dixie County schedules
Take an AARP Driver Safety class.
Completing the two four-hour-day
courses may entitle you to a multi-
year auto insurance discount. For
more information check with your
insurance carrier.
The course fee is $10 per person
and to register for a class, call the
listed instructor.
Classes will be held in Chiefland
on February 25 and 26 at 9 a.m. at
Capital City Bank, 2012 N. Young
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Gilchrist County
Republican Executive
Committee meeting
Gilchrist County Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee will be meeting at
7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12th at
the Bell Community Center.
Carlos Perez, Gilchrist County
Department of Public Safety Direc-
tor will be the guest speaker of the
evening.


Lake City Community
College honors
President's List and Vice
President's List
Lake City Community College
congratulates the following students
for scholastic achievement for the
Fall 2007 Semester.
The President's list is those stu-
dents with a grade point average of
4.0.
The Vice President's list is those
with 3.5 or higher and no grade be-
low C in any course they have taken.
The graduates are listed by county
of residence.
PRESIDENT'S LIST
Dixie County: Everette Jack Que-
senberry, A.A. Gilchrist County:
Alina Dove Dewein, A.A.; Amanda
L. Hall, A.A.; Julie Vaughan Noyes,
A.S.; Elizabeth Sanders, A.A.; Mi-
chael James Toal, A.A.; Ashli Chris-
tina Van Horn, A.A.
VICE PRESIDENT'S LIST
Dixie County: Kaycee Lane Bush,
A.A.; Colby Ryan Driggers, A.A.;
Jillian J. Gee, A.A.; Jacob Warren
Land, A.A.; Daniel Blaine Locke,
A.A. Gilchrist County: Helenie Duo-
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Mrs. Dorothy J. Burnside
Mrs. Dorothy J. Burnside, 84, of
Trenton, passed away on Friday, Jan-
uary 25, 2008.
Mrs.. Burnside was born in Oklaho-
ma. She enjoyed gardening and was a
loving wife, devoted mother, grand-
mother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Myron Lavern Burnside.
Mrs. Burnside is survived by her
daughters, Sandra Sexton and Barba-
ra Collins; son, Mike Sexton; seven
grandchildren and several great-
grandchildren.
Services will be private. In lieu of
flowers the family requests memorial
donations be made to Haven Hospice
Tri-Counties Care Center at 311 NE
9th Street, Chiefland, Florida 32626.
Arrangements are under the care of
Milam Funeral and Cremation Ser-
vices in Newberry.


Kathryn Frances Causey
Kathryn Frances Causey, 74, of
Cedar Key, passed away on January
30, 2008 in Jacksonville.
She was bornmin Tampa, and she
moved to Cedar Key from Jackson-
ville 15 years ago.
Kathryn was a member of the Ce-
dar Key United Methodist Church
and a member of the Fortune 500
Club.
She was a Certified Public Accoun-
tant who served many of the local
businesses and residences. She was
also a pilot. She loved the people of
Cedar Key and her life there.
She is preceded in death by her
daughter, Karen Lennon.
She is survived by many friends.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, February 4 at 12 p.m. at the
Cedar Key United Methodist Church
With Pastor Clark Reichert officiat-
ing. Burial followed at the Cedar
Key Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mrs. Clara Marcile
"Marcy" Jackson
Clara Marcile "Marcy" Jackson,
62, of Jena passed away on Thursday,
January 31, 2008 at Haven Hospice
of Tri-Counties in Chiefland.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Jena in
1945, she lived there until 1974 when
she moved to Spavinaw Hills/ Lake
Eucha, Oklahoma. In 1991 she moved
back to Jena. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church of Jena.
She is survived by her husband,
Sam Jackson of Jena; son, James
Richard Jackson of Norman, Okla-
hom; daughter, Karen Seigar Jackson
of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; broth-
ers, Lural (Corine) Farnell of Cross
City, Daniel Farnell of Apollo Beach,
and Vaughn (Cheri) Farnell of Jena;
sisters, Genell Roberson of Dowling
Park, Dorothy (Jack) Hughes of Lake
Worth, Verna Jean (Johh) Shearing
of Lakeland, Betty Beck of Jena and
Patsy (Howard) Folsom of Jena; two
grandchildren and three great-grand-
children.
Funeral Services were held on
Monday, February 4, 2008 at the
First Baptist Church of Jena with
Reverend Vaughn Farnell officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Olive Cem-
etery. A visitation was held on Sun-
day, February 3, 2008 at the funeral
home.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


Mr. Roy Harold Mills
Mr. Roy Harold Mills, 83, of Cross
City passed away Tuesday, January
29, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Mills moved to Dixie County
in the early 1940s from Florala, Ala-
bama. He enjoyed recreational crab-
bing after he retired from logging. He
was of Baptist faith.
Mr. Mills was preceded in death
by his wife, Elizabeth Mills and son,
Tommy Mills.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth
(Peggy) Mills of Cleveland, Tennes-
see; daughters, Helen (Davis) Bennett
of Mayo, Linda (Dalton) Howell of
Cross City, Carolyn Dutton of Dan-


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grandchildren and 29 great-grand-
children.
Funeral Services were held Friday,
February 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Reverend Wayne Allen officiating.
Burial was at Cross City Cemetery.
A visitation was held Thursday, Janu-
ary 31, 2008.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


Mr. Dennis T. Murray
Mr. Dennis T. Murray, 91, of
Chiefland passed away on January 28
at his home.
Mr. Murray was born in New York
City and he moved to this area in
1973 from Brentwood Long Island,
New York.
He retired as an air brake main-
tainer for New York City Subway. He
served his country in the U S Navy.
His wife of 69 years, Margaret
Murray and infant daughter, Maureen
Murray, preceded Mr. Mills in death.
He is survived by his daughters,
Denise (Jim) Boyle of Chiefland,
Patricia Conroy of West Islip, New
York, Margaret Yanoti of Beverly
Hills, Florida; sisters, Mary Adams
and Anna Miraglia, both of New
York; seven grandchildren and 14
great grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday,
February 2, 2008 at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church with
Father Joe McDonnell officiating.
Burial followed at Chiefland Cem-
etery. A private family visitation was
held on Thursday evening, January
31, and the public visitation was held
on Friday, February 1 at the funeral
home.
Arrangements are under the
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Luella C. Osteen
Luella C. Osteen, 79, of Cross
City passed away on Thursday, Janu-
ary 31, 2008 at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland.
Mrs. Osteen was born in Old Town
and was a lifetime resident of Dixie
County.
She worked for the Dixie County
School System as a custodian until
her retirement. She was a member of
the New Prospect Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her
son, W. A. Osteen.
She is survived by her son, Danny
(Wanda) Osteen of Cross City; grand-
children, Tonya Howell, Nancy Hol-
lis, Misty Lynch and Shelly Osteen,
and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on
Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the New
Prospect Baptist Church with Rever-
end Billy Robson officiating.
Burial followed at Butler Cemetery
in Horseshoe Beach. A visitation was
held Saturday, February 2, 2008 at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, in Cross City.


Mr. Harry "Pops" Whitney
Payne, Jr.

Mr. Harry "Pops"
Whitney Payne, Jr.
Harry "Pops" Whitney Payne, Jr.,
77, passed into the arms of the angels
on February 1, 2008 at his home in
Steinhatchee.
Beloved husband, father, and
teacher, he was born on January 31,
1931. in Providence, Rhode Island
and moved to Steinhatchee with his
family in 1971.
He served his country in the U.S.
Navy as a diesel submarine engine-
man from 1950 to 1953.
Harry was a life-long mechanic
and auto-mechanics teacher. In 1987,
he began teaching vocational auto-
mechanics at Lancaster Correctional
Institution in Trenton and was named
Teacher of the Year on numerous
occasions. He was instrumental
in developing the auto-mechanics
program for the Department of Cor-
rections for the State of Florida and
made Employee of the Year for the
state in 2000. His declining health
forced him to retire from this job that
he loved in 2003. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church
of Jena where he sang in the choir
and served as treasurer for 12 years.
Harry was preceded in death by
his parents, Harry Whitney Payne,
Sr. and Lillian Nettie Allen.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Jan Payne; his children and their
spouses, Debbie and Omar Castro of
Steinhatchee, Karen and Tom Hutton.
of Austin, Texas, and James Payne of
Jacksonville; one sister and her hus-
band, Lillian and Eddie Leonard of
Riverside, Rhode Island; his grand-
children, Nicole Bartlett and her hus-
band Bob of Tampa, Jennifer Castro
and Jaime Hutton of Austin, Texas,
and James Payne, Jr. of Jacksonville;
numerous nieces and nephews; the
light of his life, his great-grandson,
Avery Brooks Bartlett whom he lov-
ingly called The King; and by Jan's
sister, Lynn Rogers whom he referred
to as Ski.
He is also survived by his adopted
sons from his auto-mechanics fam-
ily, many of whom he came, to love
and with whom he stayed in contact.
These men have been and continue to
be a means of support for Jan. Pops
was a perfect example of the phrase
change a life: be a teacher.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests that memorial contributions
be made to Big Bend Hospice who
helped to ease his suffering during
the last weeks of his life. A memorial
celebration of his life is tentatively
set for January of 2009 so that his
family, friends, and adopted sons will
all be able to attend.
Rick Gooding Funeral Home of
Cross City is in charge of arrange-
ments.


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Mrs. Alice Irene Smith
Mrs. Irene Smith, 86, of Chiefland
died on Monday, February 4, 2008'at
home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Smith was born in Bell on
March 30, 1921. She was a gradu-
ate of Bell High School. She lived on
the family farm from birth until her
marriage to Herman Guy Smith, Sr.
on December 22, 1939. Mrs. Smith
lived in Gulf Hammock from 1939 to
1954 and in Chiefland from 1954 to
present.
, Mrs. Smith worked for 15 years
as a wife and homemaker until her
children left home. Thereafter, she
worked as a salesperson at Griffin's
Dept. Store and as manager and
salesperson at Rodgers Dept. Store.
Mrs. Smith was a loving and de-
voted wife, mother, grandmother and
homemaker. She also lived a com-
mitted Christian life and enjoyed her
church and especially her tenure as an
adult Ladies Sunday School teacher
for 27 years.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Mr. Smith who passed away
on December 28, 1989.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her three
children, H. Guy Smith, Alice John-
son and Cheryl Easley; sister, Pauline
French; five grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life and fu-
neral services will be held Friday,
Feb. 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church in Chiefland with Dr.
Darel Mitchell officiating. Visitation
with the family will be at 10 a.m.
one hour prior to the service at the
church. Burial will follow the service
at Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Card of thanks
Thank you for your many acts of
kindness over the last few years to
our Mother and also at her death.
Your kindness-will always be remem-
bered and cherished. Also'we appre-
ciate the flowers, donations, food and
prayers during this sad time. May
God bless all of you.
Diana Harrison, D. Ray and
Joan Pryor and families


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Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Barbara Taylor to Karen A. Hea-
ton, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Ronald Jeffery Willis and Darcy
Jarrell Willis to Connie Nobles, war-
ranty deed, $272,000.00.
Paschal Fred Nobles and Connie
Dayle Nobles to Jamie L. J. McMa-
hon, warranty deed, $575,000.00.
Richard E. Kennedy and Julie
Debord to Cottages of Suwannee
Preserve Condominium Association,
Inc. Trustee, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 9 Oak Hammock Estate.
Cottages of Suwannee Preserve
Condominium Association, Inc. to
George R. Cheeseman Trustee, Jean
0. Cheeseman Trustee, and George
R. Cheeseman and Jean 0. Cheese-
man Revocable Trust, warranty deed,
$220,000.00, Lot 9 Oak Hammock
Estate.
Robert L. Heise and Francis Heise
to Larry J. Mickler and Rita B. Mick-
ler, warranty deed, $195,000.00, Lot
20 Flying Harness Farm.
David E. Roberts and Wanda L.
Roberts to Donald R. Nadeau and
Linda A. Nadeau, warranty deed,
$85,000.00, Part of Lot 9 and All of
Lot 20 Sugar Hill.
James L. Sumner and Deborah L.
Sumner to Jeffrey W. White, war-
ranty deed, $10,000.00, Lot 1 Block
D Two Rivers Estates Unit 2.,
Amos Hilton Philman to Amos
Hilton Philman and Christine J. Phil-
man, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Dale White to Douglas E. Berg, Jr.,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 111 Em-
erald Farms Unit 1.
Robert L. Phillips to Daniel E.
Woody, warranty deed, $115,000.00,
Lots 10 and 11 High Springs Hills.
Robert L. Phillips to Pegasus
Horse Ranch, LLC., warranty deed,
$45,000.00, Lot 13 High Springs
Hills.
Roland Castor, Joyce A. Castor,
and Raymond Castor to Reginald
Castor and Nancy Castor, warranty
deed, $35,000.00, Campsite 71 Unit
1 Waccasassa Campsites.
Michael E. Sanders and Lisa D.
Sanders to Michael E. Sanders, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 36 The"
Lakes.
William E. Thomas and Linda J.
Thomas to William E. Thomas and
Linda J. Thomas, $1.00, quit claim
deed, $1.00.
Douglas Godbey and Rebecca
Godbey to Santa Fe Power Solutions,
warranty deed, $10.00.
Vera Darlene Bass to Wayne M.
Bass and Vera Darlene Bass, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP to Joe H.
Allen, warranty deed, $328,000.00,
Lot 137 Riverwalk Fanning Springs.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


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NOTICE
The Gilchrist County Commission will
hold a public hearing on February 26,
,2008, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, on whether to
use the uniform method for collection of
non-ad valorem assessments, as set out
in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes,
for collection of a road improvement
special assessment affecting certain lots
within Rolling Oaks Subdivision (those
fronting on either SE 62nd Court or SE
67th Court). Under this method, the
road improvement special assessment,
if imposed by separate act of the County
Commission, would be collected in the
same manner as ad valorem taxes.
The hearing will be held at the Gilchrist
County Commission Meeting Building
located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
Florida.
The short title of the resolution to be
considered by the Commission at the
February 26, 2008, public hearing is as
follows:
RESOLUTION 2008-15
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
ELECTING TO USE THE UNIFORM
METHOD OF COLLECTING A
NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT TO BE LEVIED
ON CERTAIN LOTS WITHIN THE
ROLLING OAKS UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE
UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE
COUNTY; STATING A NEED FOR
SUCH LEVY; PROVIDING FOR THE
MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are invited
to attend and will be given an opportunity
to provide comment to the County
Commission. The public hearing may be
continued to one orm e future dates.
Any interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing shall
be announced during the, public hearing
and that no further notice concerning the
matter will be published. All persons
are also advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above-
referenced public hearing, they will need
.a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,


ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CI
pub. January 31, Febr
2008b


CHAIRMAN

LERK
uary 7,14,21,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-008
RONALD W. STEVENS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARGARET BROWN, her
unknown heirs, unknown spouses,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other Parties claiming by
through, or against her, JOHN
DOE, JANE DOE AND ANY
KNOWN OR UNKNOWN
TENANTS,
,Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
that, pursuant to a Final Judgment c
Foreclosure dated January 15, 2008
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-0088 of th
Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida
in which RONALD W. STEVENS is th
Plaintiff, and MARGARET BROWN, i
the Defendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the lobby
the Front Door of the Gilchrist Count
Courthouse, in Trenton, Florida, at 11:0
a.m. on the 12 day of February 2008, th
following described property set forth i
the Order of Final Judgment.
Lot 8, Block D, Andrews-Colema
Subdivision, as per plat on file and o
record in the office of the Clerk of Cour
Gilchrist County, Florida.
TAX PARCEL ID# 161015-
0038000D-0080
DATED this 15 day of January, 2008
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT'
(seal
by: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: January 31, February 7, 2008b


BID ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY
1 (ONE) FIRE DEPARTMENT
SQUAD UNIT
Gilchrist County is soliciting bids for
new fire department squad unit.
Delivery time is extremely importar
and will be a major factor in the awar
of the bid.
It is the intent of these specifications t
cover our bid for furnishing a complete
non walking squad (mini-pumper
unit equipped as hereinafter specific
and called a "squad." With a view tc
obtaining the best results and the mos
acceptable apparatus for service in the fir
department, these specifications to cove
the general requirements as to the type o
construction, together with certain detail
as to finish, equipment and appliance
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conform. Minor details of construction
and materials where not otherwise
specified are left to the discretion of the
contractor, who will be responsible for
the design and construction of all features.
All design and construction ideas shall
be approved by the Gilchrist County
Department Public Safety (DPS).
Bids Open: January 28th, 2008
Bids Close: February 8th, 2008 at
5:00 p.m.
Bids must be enclosed in a sealed
envelope labeled:
FIRE DEPARTMENT SQUAD BID
Complete specifications can be
obtained by contacting the Public Safety
Department
204 East Wade Street
Trenton, Florida 32643
Email: cperez@gilchrist.fl.us
(352) 463-3143
Bids may be mailed out, picked up at
the office above or requested by email or
faxed.
pub. January 31, February 7, 2008b


8, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
e THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
a, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
e FLORIDA
is CIVIL ACTION
st CASE NO. 2007-94-CA
at DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
y TRUST,
e Plaintiff
n vs.
EUGENE KITCHENS, et al,
n Defendant(s).
Of NOTICE OF ACTION
t, TO: EUGENE KITCHENS
(last known address)
7915 HWY 100
KEYSTONE HGTS, FL 32656
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
T ELLEN KITCHENS
i) (last known address)
7915 HWY 100
KEYSTONE HGTS, FL 32656
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
a WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
at INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
d DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS'
o LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
e UNKNOWN
r) CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
d YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
o to foreclose a mortgage on the following
st property in GILCHRIST County,
e Florida:
,r LOT 5, BLOCK 2, TRENTON
.f ORIGINAL SURVEY, A SUBDI-
s VISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF
s FILED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE
st 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 10 FEET OF
THE VACATED ALLEY ADJOIN-
ING LOT 5, AS CONVEYED BY
INSTRUMENT FILED JULY 7,1982,
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 97,
PAGE, 294, OF ,THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses within 30 days after the first pub-
lication, if any, on Florida Default Law
Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,_
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks in
the Gilchrist County Journal.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of January, 2008.
JOSEPH GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By! Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 31, February 7, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA0097
RONALD W. STEVENS,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JOYCE E. CLARK, ALICE JO
ANTHONY, BRENDA L. HINDS, and
PLETA NEUKAM, if married, if alive,
and if dead, their respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against them
individually, and WACHOVIA BANK,
NA, a Florida Corporation (successor
to First Union. Nation Bank), its heirs,
successors, creditors, assignees,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOYCE E. CLARK
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ALICE JO ANTHONY
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title as to the following described
lands: Lots 1 & 2, Block D, Andrews-
Coleman Subdivision, as per plat on file
and of record in the Office of Clerk of
Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
TAX PARCEL#: 161015-
0038000D-0010/161015-0038000d-
0080
filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on RONALD W. STEVENS,
Petitioner's attorney whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL 32621, on
or before February 21, 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 against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this court
on January 18, 2008.
Clerk of Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 31, February 7, 14, and 21,
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 18, 2008, at 5:00 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 08-03, with
the following short title:
ORDINANCE 08-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
CERTAIN QUALIFYING PERSONS
AGED 65 OR OLDER; PROVIDING
DEFINITIONS AND CRITERIA FOR
ELIGIBILITY; AND 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. February 7, 2008b.


INVITATION TO BID
The Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners hereby gives notice that
bids will be accepted from qualified
bidders for the following work:
Resurfacing the existing pavement
of Rolling Oaks Road (SE 67th
Court, SE 70th Street, and SE 60th
Avenue) in Gilchrist County, Florida
with asphaltic concrete leveling and
surface course, shoulder work and
incidental items. Location of this
work is Rolling Oaks Road from
the intersection of State Road No.
26 and SE 67th Court northerly to,
SE 50th Street. The length of the
project is approximately 3.0 miles."
Approximately 90 days will be
allowed for construction.
Sealed bids will be received at the office
of the Gilchrist County Administrator,
P.O. Drawer 367, 209 SE First Street,
Trenton, Florida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Friday, February 29,2008. Bidding
Documents will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Wednesday, February
27, 2008.
A Proposal Guaranty of not less than
five percent (5%) of the total actual bid,
in the form of either a certified check,
cashiers check, trust company treasurers
check, bank draft of any national or state
bank, or a Surety Bid Bond, made payable
to the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, must accompany each
bid. A check or draft in an amount less


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than five percent (5%) of the actual bid
will invalidate the bid.
All work is to be done in accordance
with the Plans, Specifications, and
Special Provisions to accompany the
Florida Department of Transportation
Standard Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction 2004.
Any person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list
following a public entity crime may not
submit a bid to or contract with a public
entity for construction of a public work
as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter
287.133. Bidder shall certify to eligibility
in the bid proposal.
Bidding Documents may be obtained
from:
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498
The right is reserved to accept or reject
any or all bids.
pub. February 7, 2008b


NOTICE OF RESCISSION OF
ORDINANCE
BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON,
FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the ordinance, whose title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for rescission by
the Board of Commissioners of the City
of Trenton, Florida, at a public hearing
on February 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be heard,
in the Kathryn Deen Commission Cham-
bers, City Hall located at 114 North Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of said
ordinance may be inspected by any mem-
ber of the public at the Office of the City
Manager/Clerk, City Hall located at 114
North Main Street, Trenton, Florida, dur-
ing regular business hours. On the date,
time and place first above mentioned, all
interested persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-19
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO
AN AMENDMENT OF TEN OR LESS
ACRES OF LAND TO THE FUTURE
LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICA-
TION, CPA 07-13, BY THE CITY COM-


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The public hearing may be continued
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ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
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notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
All persons are advised that, if they,
decide to appeal any decisions made at
the public hearing, they will need a re-
cord of the proceedings and, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made,.
which record includes the testimony and-
evidence upon which the appeal is to be:.
based.
pub. February 7, 2008b.


INVITATION TO BID
SUBJECT: BID GCB 001 FY08;
REGULAR UNLEADED GASOLINE
& DIESEL FUEL
Gilchrist County will receive sealed
bids for a price agreement for the delivery
of Regular Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel
Fuel at one County location.
Bids will be accepted until 1:00 P.M.,
February 29, 2008, at Gilchrist County
Board of County Commissioners,
Finance Dept., 2nd floor, Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 S. Main St., Trenton, FL.
32693.
Bid documents may be obtained by:
calling 352-463-3171. To request a copy
by mail or email, please send request to
jackij@gilchrist.fl.us.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF COURT
JACKI JOHNSON
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
pub. February 7, 2008b


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Benefit Sale j


WIENCEK BENEFIT at the Hitching
Post Mud Bog, Saturday, February 9th
10am-4pm Yard Sale. Bring the trucks,
play in the mud all day. $20 donation.
BBQ dinners $6 (Donated by Mac
Johnson Roofing) 50/50 tickets.
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DONATIONS
Donations needed for yard sales and
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vac-
cinations and medical assistance for
low-income families. We have storage
facilities but not a thrift store. 4-Pets
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-935-
0975 or 866 727 2972 email fourpets-
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Yard Sale I


2540 SW CR-341 in Bell: Saturday,
February 9th from Sam to ???'
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Pets & Supplies]

YORKIES FOR SALE: Ready February
14th. 386-935-2547.
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MAID SERVICE
Homes and offices. Negotiable prices.
For consultation call (352) 339-6110.
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NEW LISTINGS:
Wilcox area: Custom built
3/2 mobile on 10 acres that
is fenced and crossed fenced.


Bell Area:
MLS # 758196 & 758255 2 Vacant lots in Turkey Trail subdivision.
Pines have been thinned. Just minutes from Bell and Suwannee River.
MLS #758254 5 acre corner lot with planted pines.
Come enjoy Country Living.


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ACTOR: 6' CAMELLIAS- Very nice, 3 gal $10-$16.
le auger. Call Flowering Magnolia 4 gal $15. Knockout
Roses 3 gal $15. Fruit Trees large 4 gal
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WOOD LATHE: Never used. 12"x36"
w/stand, set of 7 cutting tools. Digital
Caliber $265. (386) 935-3195.
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REGISTERED ADGA DAIRY
GOATS: Kids, yearlings and older
milkers available. Show quality and BBQ
bucks available. Fresh goats milk. 463-
2452.
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BRED BEEF COWS OR HEIFERS:
Prefer younger animals. Will buy singly
or up to 10. Please call 352-464-7404 or
386-935-4426 after 6 ,prim. If no answer
leave message and we will call back.
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(386) 935-4499. Call 352-221-1445.
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FOR SALE: Horse quality, $6/bale. Cow
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E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693


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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 barn...$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 I-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/i BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at quiet neighborhood on
corner tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood flooring, and lots more...Priced to Sell...$79,900.
Reduced (From $84,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115xl64 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 POSSIBLE 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 horse/home 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. Gilehrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...S124,900.
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.
'MOVE-IN READY', NICE M/HOME ON COUNTRY ACRE: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious, neat & clean, for this 2000 4 BR 24x56 Manufactured, on
fenced/gated one-acre tract in East Gilchrist; has full living/dining rooms & open kitchen (w/china cabinetry), storage outbuilding & lots more-check our
website for full details/photos...$85,000.
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.
-- 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/I
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 $55,000.
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...l1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 near Chiefland, acre tracts start from $20,000 (Bell);
and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $34,900 (in Fanning Springs)
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:


*Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


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(352) 222-0427


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TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION
WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
226-3005.
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ECLECTIC NATURE CURIOSITY
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TREE SERVICES removal, trimming,
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CDI Head Start serving Levy, Dixie,
& Gilchrist Counties has the following
immediate openings. No phone calls,
applications may be picked up at Head
Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson
or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross City (Oli-
ver Center). CDI is an Equal Opportu-
nity Employer. Bus Driver/Cook Asst.,
responsible for transporting children and
maintaining the school bus also assists
in preparation and serving of meals and
clean up. CDL with a School Bus Pas-
senger & S endorsement required, good
driving record a must and a HS diploma
or GED required. Cross City bus route.
Also, Substitute Bus Drivers needed with
the same requirements as above for Cross
City and Bronson bus routes. Substitutes,
assists teachers in the day to day activi-
ties of children. Must have High School
diploma or GED and 45 hours childcare
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a portion of the.yearly budget by purchasing a
share of the season's harvest. CSA share
members make a commitment to support the
.* farm throughout the season, assume the costs,
risks, and bounty of growing food along with the
farmer. In return, the farm provides, to the best
of Its ability, a healthy supply of fresh produce
throughout the growing season.
Accepting Memberships!
Call Today! (386) 935-6527


Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County -
office@jimkingrealty.com L[ R
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Peaceful home in a great community ready for Lovely 2/2 stilt home on 2 lots, within a block
you to move in fulltime or for a weekend of the Suwannee River in the nice quiet
getaway. Near Fowler's Bluff boat ramp. community of Old Pine Landing. This home
$75,000 (LMHI -758159-CS) 352-493-2221 has recently been remodeled with a new metal
roof and vinyl siding. A boat ramp just down
the street. Price is $84,900. (DR 755175 JW)
463-6144


Lovely 3/2 Triple Wide MH on .74 Acre. This
home features new paint, new AC, new well &
water system, deck, high speed DSL and it's on
a paved street. $98,000 (DMH7563911W) Lovely A-Frame Cottage on 3 Lots, which is
463-6144 OR 542-0009 only a couple blocks from the Suwannee
River. This home has been recently remodeled
with ceramic tile floors & counter tops, Jenn-
Aire Grill, wood cabinets, 14X20 screened
porch, 16X32 garage and more. $110,000
(DR-757959-JW) 542-9007

Like New 2003 DW MH on 10 beautiful acres
with pasture and scattered oaks. What a great
place to raise your horses, cows, goats, chickens,
etc. This home is fully furnished, includes
washer, dryer, freezer, lawn mower, fenced,
fireplace and more. $179,500 (DNIH-757751- BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE #2 GREEN AT
JW) 542-00090or463-6144 THE CHIEFLAND GOLF COURSE,
LOADED WITH UP-GRADES (CORIAN
COUNTERS, CUSTOM CABINETS, ETC.)
Call For More Listings! 3/3 HOME W/GORGEOUS LAWN. $295,000
(LR-755619-RI1) 493-2221I


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


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I Help Wanted


SEEKING ENERGETIC SELF-MO-
TIVATED INDIVIDUAL to fill position
of Executive Director, part-time position
of 30 hours per week. Must be willing to
work flexible hours, plan & coordinate
events and work well with the public.
Computer experience in Word, Excel
and QuickBooks needed. Please submit
resume and application to the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce 220
South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or
for more information call 352-46343467
or 352-213-0829.
2tb, 1-31-2-7


DIESEL MECHANIC HEAVY
EQUIPMENT & TRUCKS: Must
have CDL. Health insurance and
benefits. Call 352-472-4550. Cole-
man Construction, Inc. Newberry,
FL. EOE/DFWP
4tb,1-31-2-21


I l Help Wanted


MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR: Expe-
rience in health care maintenance pre-
ferred. Tri-County Nursing HIome, 7280
S.W. SR-26, Trenton, FL, 463-1222.
EOE/DFWP
2tb,1-3 1-2-27

KID'S WORLD PRE-SCHOOL is ac-
cepting applications for a full-time pre-
school teacher. Must have High School
diploma, CDA and State classes. Stop by
to apply or call 463-3555.
4tb, 1-24-2-14

VACANCIES
GILCHRIST COUNTY
SCHOOLS
Instructor/Head Football Coach
Anticipated Vacancy
Trenton High School
Bachelors Degree from an accredited
institution and Florida Teacher
Certification in Physical Education


CLASSIFIEDONAL WORD
k CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. .


SHelp Wanted |

or other relevant subject area. Must
meet NCLB requirements for Highly
Qualified Teacher in Florida. Position
includes Head Football Coaching duties.
Social Worker / Program Liaison
District Wide
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors
Degree and experience working with
at-risk youth in social service or
educational setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Florida Teacher
Certification in School Social Worker,
Special Education, or other relevant
subject area.
Maintenance Worker Journey Level
District Wide
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
have EPA Universal Certification for
HVAC.
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training .
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact


Help Wanted ]

the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW 11th 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 Wvill be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
www.GilchristSchools.org


rI For Rent

3 BR/2 BA HOUSE IN BELL: Pole
barn with slab, fenced yard, $900/month
electric included. Plus $900 security de-
posit. 352-215-5694 or 352-463-2412.
2tb,2-7-2-14

HOME FOR RENT, BELL: 3 BR/2
BA on 7 acres, quiet setting, unfurnished,
available March I st, $900/mo. plus elec-
tricity. 802-999-7782.
4b,1-31-2-21

OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.
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HOME FOR SALE: Chiefland/Trenton
3 BR/2 BA 2032 sqft on 3.25 acres. large
screened in back porch. 2-bay carport
w/10x20 shop. Appraised at $230,000.
Your price $215,000. 352-490-0919.
2tb,2-7-2-14

1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.
352-215-1018.
4tb,1-31-2-21

1/2 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beau-
tifully wooded lot, just off paved street,
convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
ing, no down payment, only $205/mo.


2 BR/1 BA M/H: In Trenton. Central $19,900. 352-215-1018.
H&A, washer/dryer, storage shed, no 4tb,1-31-2-21
pets, no smoking. $500 first, $500 secu- 5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
rity deposit. 472-5394.
rity deposit. 472-5394. ,--- wooded. Convenient to Gainesville.
2tb,12-20-12-27 Owner financing. No down payment.
Only $770/mo. $74,900. (352) 665-2496
Advertising Pays! or (352) 215-1018.


GORGEOUS 2006 Site built home


V sl i r ( It.2.322r re -a ft.
breadasita noois ro-al der room
larg- tbackdy1 a 's rad hg &
mc.re'c7 d. i ]l S389,900
28 80 ACRES atr 28P' 1BA ,; ,
h pq.with 1_BR guest house
6btweeiTreniion & Bell. brick !
fireplace, Florida Room. Ma-
ture Pecan trees! Livestock
welcome. #758091 $370,000


Dixie County
2.44 ACRE in Old Town, $30,000 MLS#750299
5 ACRES in Old Town, $70,000 MLS#751624
2.43 ACRES in Old Town, Pvd. Rd., $30,000 MLS#752218


LOVELY CB Home on 2 acres iust

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on tne iront wwn encoseo poicn on0
the back, pole ban all nestled in
planted pines. #756764 $160,000
SELLER IS MOTIVATED
15 ACRE HORSE FAF Mi -
3BR/2BA CB home ,, p. av
community. Private tieei Ine
drive, fenced & cross-fencel.
hot walker, 30x32 Workshop.
12 stall horse barn ,morl
#757958 $400,000


Gllchrist County
17.89 ACRES near Hart, hunting land, $59,500 MLS#753163
20 ACRES CR 47, $220,000 MLS#757748
7 ACRES Branford $89,000 MLS#757633


COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
FOR SALE
Commerical Business District. High
traffic count on 129. Easy access,
1,318 leasable space #757807
$225,000


Visit our website for more photos We Work With Mobile Home Dealerships in doing land/home package
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2003 DWMH on 5 acres that is
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loIs 01 catlaets & cOuntel space,
large laundry/mud room,stone fire-
place, fenced & cross-fenced, stor-
age! #758273 $139,900
2003 DWMH .,n 13.86 acres in
pr,.ate H.: .!, Community. MI
Prop.ertrv ,. nroed & has 2
ponds 1 ca garage, 2 private i
suiles, bighl & airy with large
ba. ded S -:reened in front
porch. #758117 $269,000

Levy County
0.46 ACRES just outside Chiefland, $34,900 MLS#751922
1.25 ACRES in Bronson; $19,900 MLS#752317
4.63 ACRES i Chliefland, $68,000 MLS#753329

p Building and vacant lot in Trenton
L being sold for $335,000. 1/2 acre (mol)
high traffic count, 3 spaces leased cur-
- rently, will sell building without lot for
$275,000 #757805

gesl We make the buying process easy for every-


IFUL 1/2 acre (mol) on the
River at Sun Springs. Build on
0 Ft of WATERFRONT that at-
a 4" well, Septic, power
27x36 Pole Barn with con-
ab. #755483 $195,000


LOTS & ACREAGE Hometown Real


.18 Acre Lot, Riverwalk
.23 Acres, Bell City Limits
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access
.46 Acres, Ira Bea Oasis
.95 Acres, Bell City Limits
.5 Acre Lot,'CR 342
.5 Acre Lot, CR 342
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates
1 Acre, Suw Riv Estates
! Acre, Suw Riv Estates
1 Acre, CR 340
1 Acre Lots, Williston
1 Acre, Buck Bay
1. Acre, Bell City Block
1.36 Acres, US 19 Commercial
2 Acres, Pvd Rd.
2 Acres, Dividable, Bell
2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable
2,42 Acres, w/ Oaks
2.67 Acres, Scattered Oaks
2.9 Acres, Santa Fe River
3 Acres, W/S/P
4.04 Acres, Suwannee River
4.34 Acres, W/S/P, Morriston
4.78 Acres, Bell
5 Acres, Bell, Partially cleared
5 Acres, US 129, Dividable
5 Acres, Planted Pines
5 Acres, Frame Home & Barns
5 Acres, Close to Rivers
5 Acres, Bell City Lim, Dividable
5 Acres, 1973 DWMH
5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake
7.94 Paved Highway
9.23 Acres, North of Bell
9.5 Acres, CR340 W/S/P
10 Acres, CR 232
10 Acres, N Gilchrist
10 Acres, CR 349 Old Town
10 Acres, Paved, PP & Septic
11 Acres, Secluded
12 Acres, Scattered Oaks
17.18 Acres, N Gilchrist
20 Acres. Good Hunting
20 Acres, Cleared
20 Acres, Cleared
20 Acres, row crops
20 Acres, US Hwy 129
20 Acres, Planted Pines
20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn
26 Acres, CR 337 E. Gilchrist
30 Acres, Near Manatee Springs
37 Acres, Paved CR 236
40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn
53 Acres, Cleared, Canal Frontage
77 Acres, Paved Rd, CR 236
78.5 Acres, Paved Rd., CR 340


$49,900
$30,000
$32,900
$22,900
$29,000
$30,000
$35,000
$14,000
$15,900
$12,900
$33,500
$35,000
$55,000
$75,000
$74,900
$39,900
$45,000
$49,900
$40,000
$49,000
$215,000
$39,900
$185,000
$99,000
$45,000
$49,900
$90,000
$56,900
$84,900
$69,500
$82,500
$79,900
$54,900
$104,900
$74,900
$136,000
$ 99,000
$99,000
$114,000
$139,000
$109,000
$145,000
$160,000
$80,040
$160,000
$210,000
$255,000
$210,000
$150,000
$170,000
$340,000
$285,000
$489,000
$320,000
$425,000
$859,000
$699,000


of North Florida., Inc. '



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






Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on 13.50 acres on paved road. Open floor Sprawling granddaddy oaks adorn this 6.64 acre parcel with
plan, split bedrooms, real wood cabinets, tile flooring, screened 4BR/2BA DWMH with 1674 sq.ft. of living area. Home features
back porch, storage shed wl lean-to. Easy commute to Branford & large bedrooms, fireplace, and convenient locationjust 3 miles from
High Springs. "A" rated Bell schools. MLS#757564 $247,900. Bell. MLS11754854 $139,000






Working Family Farm- 232 acres on comer of two paved county Immaculate 3BR/2BA DWMH on 6 pretty cross-fenced acres.
roads. 3BR/2BA 1926 sq.fl, with detached 2 car carport, two Interior has new wood laminate floor in living room and upgrades to
160-acre pivots, 125x135 workshop/bam, pole bam, boat/ry bathrooms. Rear deck, landscaping, carport w/ workshop, storage
parking & much more. MLS#757390 $3,100,000 shed, fenced animal pen. MLS#757219 $144,900







20055BR/3BA,2091sqflt home. Features include two mastersuiteswith i ee Ri o n .72 park-like acres.
large bathrooms & walk-in closets, large living area, front & rear 3 fl.under roof. Many amenities not
under-roofporches, fenced & treed yard, concrete driveway and detached lIit dto gue & groove cedar interior, wrap-a-around porch,
workshop with lean-to. In Bell city limits. MLS#758327 $279,900 tri-, stock k system & much more. MLS#756752 $650,000






3BR/1.5BA DWMH & IBR/IBA APT that sits above 2 bay garage 3BR/2BA 1620 sq.ft. Fleetwood DWMH situated on nicely treed I
all situated on I acre lot on SR 26 in excellent location between acre lot. Island kitchen, separate LR & FR. Extra large master bath &
Trenton & Chiefland. "A" rated Gilchrist schools One unit isalready walk-in closet & brand new front deck. MLS#756348 $93,000
rented. Great income potential. MLS#757089 $120,000


www.HometownRealtyNF.com


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Deen Lancaster, Broker
1431 E Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Office: (352) 463-9494
Cell: (352) 665-1411
Fax: (352) 463-9455
EMAIL: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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Cheaper than Rent!3 bdrm 2 ba mh w/
addition on just over V2 acre, just West
of Newberry! Owner/Broker Asking
$39,900. Auctions & Realty of America,
Inq. AU 2520 AB 1797 (352)472-7005
www.auctionsandrealtvofamerica.coml
4tb. l-24-2-14
1970-MODEL USED MOBILE
HOMES: $200 cash, you move, bring
your own axles. Call Donna at 352-224-
8993.
9tb, 1-31-3-27


NICE LOCATION: 5 cleared
acres. New 1,050 gallon septic
tank in place, 2 water wells, barn
21'x36', 40' storage shed, fenced &
cross-fenced, round pen, ready for
cows or horses, gated concrete en-
try, $99,000. (386) 935-3259 or cell
(501) 733-7103.
4tb,1-17-2-7


IReal 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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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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Trenton I & H
Apartments
718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693
Now Accepting Applications
1, 2, & 3 BR HC and
non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity.


REALTORO


L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 Er0L0N
Ifgr@ bellsouth.net
We List To Sell!
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MLS#754309
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000.
MLS#758331 $319,000
Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.


MLS#755054
5.23 ac (Parcel C) Planted
pines, zoned for home or mobile
home, between Newberry &
Trenton. Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.
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.


Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you canl have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for a fraction of what other builders are charging?
3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and kitchen area,
9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the home, ceramic tile,
upgraded fixture package, oak cabinets, Berber carpet,
hardi-board siding, too many extras to list... You pick the colors of
your new home! For only $200,000.
Call for all the details.
Riverland Construction Services, LLC
Bobcat RentalAvailable -
352-472-9170


"A goal without plan
is just a wish."


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


Priced below appraised value!!! Recently renovated 4
Bedroom / 2 Bath home located in the heart ofChiefland.
This home features 2 brick wood-burning fireplaces,
separate dining room, laundry room, spacious kitchen and
real-wood floors throughout. Storage shed / workshop
located in the back yard. Close to shopping, dining, and
future hospital. $119,500 MLS #756608





Priced Below Appraised Value!!! Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2
Bath home on 5 rolling acres ready for horses, peace and
quiet. This Trenton home was built in 2003 and features
walk-in closets in each room, laundry room with pantry
and pull-down stairs allow for storage in attic. Front or
back porches overlook 5 rolling acres. $235.000 MLS
#758156


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PRICED BELOW APPRAISED VALUE!!!! Roomy -
4 bedroom / 3 full baths 1999' Doublewide home oh one
beautiful easy to maintain acre located in Bell. Master
bedroom has attached office / den, large walk in closet,
double sink-vanity, large garden tub plus separate shower.
Large kitchen with 2 islands and pantry. Dining room.
living room and a great room with fireplace. $99.500
MLS # 756332


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Triple Delight!! You won't believe you're in a mobile
home when you enter this show-room quality, well
maintained Chiefland home. This "pit-set" home (home
rests on 4 large concrete slabs spanning the length of the
home). Home has a 3rd room that is currently being used
as a den/study. $129,500 MLS# 758274


WHAT IS YOUR PROPERTY WORTH?


Brad Smith
State Certified Appraiser
RD2192
Broker/Owner
Smith & Associates, Inc./GMAC
bsmith 1 @bellsouth.net
www.bsgmac.com

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ner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
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Envelopes and other printing...

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Tri-County's leading sales agent and Certified Appraiser with
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Bell resident takes pride in the antique tractors he restores and shows


By Carrie A. Mizell
Excitement filled the afternoon air
Friday as Larry Shannon inspected
his 1955 Model G Allis Chalmers
and 1959 Massey Ferguson 35 trac-
tors before taking them to the New-
berry Lions Club's 16th annual Farm
Toy Show.
Shannon pulled the restored trac-
tors from his home north of Bell to
the show, where he joined other an-
tique tractor exhibitors at Oak View
Middle School. A member of the
Florida Flywheelers antique engine
club, Shannon expressed interest in
joining a local antique tractor club
that held its first organizational meet-
ing on Saturday.
"I've been going to shows for the
last eight years and the Newberry
show is one that I won't miss," Shan-
non said.
The retired mechanic who spent
31 years working for the Florida
National Guard, got interested in re-
storing old tractors in 1990 after he
discovered the 1959 Massey Fergu-
son 35 rusty and abandoned in a field
near Largo, Florida. Despite his wife
Ginni's bafflement, Shannon paid the
field owner $500 for the weathered
tractor, which took two years to re-
store.
While buying parts for the Massey
Ferguson in 2002, Shannon was in-


Larry Shannon sits on his 1959 Massey Ferguson 35 while his wife, Ginni sits on her favorite tractor, the 1955 Model G Allis Chalmers.


produced to the Allis Chalmers, which
had been traded in at the Massey Fer-
guson dealership in Plant City.
"The tractor belonged to a farmer
who gathered all his old tractors out
of his orange grove to trade in on new
tractors," Shannon said. "The 1955
Model G Allis Chalmers is the most
sought after tractor there is."
It took Shannon a year to pull the


parts and three to four years to restore
the tractor he now refers to as "Allis."
Unlike other farm tractors, the Allis
Chalmers features implements in the
front portion and a motor in the'back.
Geared for a variety of small farms,
Allis has a 10-horse power motor.
According to Shannon, his wife
was not impressed with his tractor
restoration until he won a tractor-


pulling contest in White Springs with
Allis.
Allis is not the only champion,
Shannon entered his Massey Fergu-
son "Fergie" in the slow tractor con-
test last year and won.
"I was so slow the judges sat down
on the ground," Shannon said. "They
awarded me a plaque before I even
made it to the finish line."


To aggravate the John Deere own-
ers, Shannon said he wears a Stetson
cowboy hat with a John Deere logo
on it while competing in tractor com-
petitions. While he was in the ser-
vice, Shannon was given the hat in
Oklahoma because he was wearing
his uniform not because he had pur-
chased a large John Deere tractor.
"I like to say that it takes an Al-


lis Chalmers or a Ferguson to carry
a John Deere," Shannon said with a
laugh.
The restoration enthusiast has
picked up two additional dilapidated
tractors in recent years, a 1951 WD
and a 1959 Massey Ferguson 204
both of which he plans to restore after
he finishes building his log home.
While offers come in on both Al-
lis and Fergie, Shannon said he is not
interested in selling the tractors.
"They are part of the family," Shan-
non said. "I wouldn't sell my toys."

Antique Tractor
Club Meeting
Don Davis reported that the an-
tique tractor club's organizational
meeting on Saturday was success-
ful.
Over 40 antique tractor enthu-
siasts expressed interest in joining
the new club.
The next meeting has been
scheduled for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at
Newberry High School.
Captial City Bank will be pro-
viding a pizza dinner.
For more information on the
club, call Don Davis at (352) 339-
1339.


Transportation department to reduce grading and dump truck operation to decrease expenses
(Continued from page 1)


job sites throughout the county. The
average fuel cost to operate the three
trucks during a four-day work week
is $1,276.80 for a total of $5,107.20
per four week month.
An even greater expense involves
the operation of five road graders,
one in each of the five districts in the
county. A grader uses an estimated
25 gallons of diesel fuel each work-
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estimated $6,080 in fuel which is es-
timated to cost $3.04 per gallon at the
beginning of February.
At the beginning of this fiscal year,
Gilchrist County began buying their
petroleum products in bulk and they
are now delivered to the new shop on
US 129 south of Bell.
Watson explained that if the road
department parks the trucks one


day a week there will be a savings
of $319.20 a day and a savings of
$3,830.40 per month. The operation
of the road graders along the same
three-day schedule would result in a
savings of $380 per day and $4,560'
average per month.
The result of operating this equip-
ment three days a week would
save Gilchrist County an estimated
$22,376 each year.


The impact of the reduced schedule
would reduce the road department's
production by 60 miles per week.
Gilchrist County has an estimated
465 miles of limerock grade roads to
maintain. The road department has a
rotational schedule of grading a ma-
jority of these roads a minimum of
once a month. The reduction of one
day in the work schedule per week
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The road department reported to
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department had picked up an estimat-
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