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 Material Information
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 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028300
Volume ID: VID00162
Source Institution: University of Florida
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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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Johnson submits application for mulch mill at SR 47/CR 232


By Carrie A. Mizell
A Trenton resident has proposed
a 9,000 square foot mulch mill near
the intersection of State Road 47 and
Country Road 232
James Johnson submitted a special
use permit application for property
owner Gilchrist Wade, Inc., a Sandy
McArthur landholding, to the Gil-
christ County Building Department
last week.
The application specifically identi-
fies 33.5 acres that is currently zoned
A2 and used as agriculture/timber-
land. If approved, the special use
permit would cover a mulch mill and


landscape products, including potting
soil, bark, rocks and pine straw.
An operational plan included with
the application indicates that the raw
materials, consisting of timber or
timber products, .would be trucked
into the location and purchased at a
per ton price. That material would
be weighed on the scales and then
unloaded using a grapple loader and
placed on the wood yard,
The logs would then be brought to
the deck of the grinder by the grapple
tractor where they would be loaded
on a chain conveyor by a knuckle
boom loader. There the logs would be


cut into smaller pieces usihg a chop
saw so the grinder can chew them
up more easily. A conveyor would
then take these smaller pieces to the
topside of the grinder where they are
dropped in. The product exits the
bottom of the grinder in the desired
mulch form where it would take an-
other ride on a conveyor to a huge
staging pile.
From this staging pile, the product
would be taken by front-end loader
to either the bag lines or the dye ma-
chine. The dye machine can color the
mulch to satisfy any order, which is
usually red or black. Once finished
with the dying, the colored mulch
would also be taken to the bag lines.
The mulch, dyed or natural, would
be fed into a hopper by a front-end
loader to begin the bagging process.


From the hopper the mulch would be
dropped into bags where it would be
sealed to a. specific volume (usually
two or three cubic feet). The bags
would then be stacked on a pallet and
sealed with a plastic wrap.
Once the bags are palletized they
would be placed on the product yard
by a forklift and are staged to be
loaded on customer trucks. When the
truck arrives with an order, it would
be loaded using a forklift to that spe-
cific order and the purchaser would
be billed accordingly.
According to a detailed sketch of
the proposed property, the entrance to
the mulch mill would be located on
County Road 232, just 250 feet from
the intersection of State Road 47.
The drawing also portrays a vegeta-
tive buffer surrounding the proposed


Old gym in dire need
By Carrie A. Mizell
A sagging roof that requires rein-
forcement could be the end of Tren-
ton's beloved old gym if grant fund-
ing does not come soon.
Over the last 'three years the Gil-
christ County School Board 'has
submitted a special categories grant
application each May to the State of .
Florida's Division of Historical Re-
sources.
Each year Assistant School Super-
intendent Jim Surrency, Trenton El-
ementary School Principal Jean Led-
vina and Assistant Principal Riley
Deen have traveled to Tallahassee to
rally for the old ) im only to return -
home after being turned down.
"We've got to get the grant this
year and do something or we're go-
ing to lose this old building," said
Deen, chair of the old gym oversite
committee. The old gym has sat vacant at Tr
There is an emergency aspect to The old gym has sat vacant at T
the project since David Spencer, di- School almost five years ago.
rector of operations for the Gilchrist stressed."
County School District, noted that The second factor may be due to
the roof was sagging on the building defects ini the western-most truss
and called in a structural engineer to Sometime in the past a steel pipe col
evaluate the old gym. umn replaced the wooden column o:
According to Gregory Wayland of the north end. Apparently, the bottom
Wayland Structural Engineering, the chord of the truss was repaired us
significant sag could be an after-ef- ing many short pieces of wood rathe
fect of moving the building to Tren- than the long pieces used on adjacent
ton Elementary School from its origi- trusses, which caused a lack of con
nal location at Trenton High School tinuity along the bottom chord of th
in 2004-2005. truss.
"The trusses are made up of nu- "The excessive sag of this trus
merous small pieces of wood con- may be causing adjacent trusses t
nected together by bolts. It is normal carry additional load thus forcin,
for wood to shrink as it dries with age them to deflect as well," Wayland ex
causing butted members to have gaps plained.
between them and bolt holes to en- Wayland said the gym is not saf
large," Wayland stated in his report. for occupancy.
"As long as the building remained He recommended the western-mos
in its original location, joints and truss be temporarily shored under th
connections in the trusses probably point of greatest sag to prevent fur
remained tight. When the building their sagging until permanent repair
was moved, significant vibration of can be made.
the building likely caused all of these To determine the extent of rein
connections and joints to stretch and forcements, a structural analysis o
reseat themselves. This may have the roof structure and bearing wall
also caused a redistribution of loads should be made. Once the analysis i
throughout the trusses, making pos- completed, a set of construction plan
sible deficiencies in the truss design specifying reinforcements should b
become more apparent and cause cer- made, Wayland explained.
tain truss members to become over- In 2003,2004 the Gilchrist Coun


of revitalization funds


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ty School Board received their first
historical preservation grant for the
old gym from the state for $50,000,
which helped fund the relocation ef-
fort. The first grant opened the door
for the school district to apply for
a special categories grant of up to
$350,000.
'According to Deen, the special cat-
egories grant funding would allow for
the old gym to be brought up to fire
code with the installation of sprin-
klers. The gym would also be brought
up to handicap accessible standards.
A heating and air conditioning unit
and steps'in and out of the building
would need to be installed.
The original Trenton school gym
was constructed in 1939 by the Works
Progress Administration and opened
just in time for the 1940 basketball
season. The gym has since been used
by school children ages 5 to 18 for
basketball, physical education class-
es and school dances.
The school district desires to revi-
talize the gym and once again open it
up to school children as well as the
community at Trenton Elementary
School, which has no gym.
"It would give us a facility to use
for physical education during in-


clement weather and it would also
be a place that the community could
use," Deen said.
Fundraising efforts by Trenton El-
ementary School have included the
selling of commemorative paving
bricks, which raised over $10,000 for
the old gym project.
"We want to replicate the old foun-
tain that was in front of the gym,"
Deen said, "The plan is to surround
the fountain with a walkway of the
memorial bricks."
Bricks were purchased at $100
each and once placed will make up
various sections along the walkway
for businesses, in memory or honor
of a loved one, as well as an area for
general community members.
"It's a small price to pay for im-
mortalizing your commitment to
the youth of Gilchrist County," said
'Jonathan Kincaid, a member of the
oversite committee. The father of
three children who attend Trenton
Elementary School, Kincaid said his
desire to the see the old gym restored
comes from the need for a gym at the
school as well as preserving one of
Trenton's few historical buildings.
"It's a piece of history," Kincaid
said. "One that cannot be replaced."


ALERT Unit works in Gilchrist County this week


By Cindy Jo Ayers
Citizens traveling down Southwest
Fourth Street in Trenton on Tuesday
may have been surprised to see two
big white church vans and a whole lot
of activity.
The Bethel Baptist Church vans
were there to provide transportation


for a very special group of hardwork-
ing young men who are part of the
ALERT Academy Unit 38.
ALERT stands for Air, Land, Emer-
gency Resource Team.
The young men were working at
the home of Tanya Apone on Tues-
day. They spent the morning clean-
ing the overgrown yard, repairing a
broken wooden fence, and cleaning
out an old shed. This work was done
by the 12 member ALERT team that
is made up of young men from all
comers of the United States. They
will spend the week in Gilchrist
County working on some 15 projects
throughout the county for resident
who are disabled.
The ALERT unit is working in the
county by invitation of the Character
Council who helps coordinate the
many jobs they will perform here this
week. Their group leader oversees
their work and directs the young men
on various jobs that they will under-
take for those in need.
(Continued to page 10)


Matt Needham of Indiana (pictured on left) works with a blower, while
Benjamin Mitton of northern Minnesota moves a tree limb. Benjamin
has worked with this team since September and his friend Thomas
Smith of Pennsylvania is shown running a blower on the right.


By Carrie A. Mizell
The Gilchrist County School Board
has unanimously agreed to oppose the
new proposed science standards, and
they have asked state education offi-
cials for a revision so Florida public
schools will not be required to teach
evolution as fact.
Letters the school board sent out
on January 28 to the commissioner
of education and each board member
of the Florida Department of Educa-
tion regarding the proposed revision
stated, "This requirement erodes the
very foundation upon which our na-
tion was founded. We urge you to re-
ject the standards as written."
Gilchrist County follows other
school districts throughout the state
that have approved similar resolu-
tions opposing the proposed science
standards.
According to Assistant School Su-
perintendent Jim Surrency, science
teachers in Gilchrist County have
up until now taught evolution as a
theory.
Trenton Middle High School Prin-
cipal Lynette Langford said she ob-
served a new TMHS science teacher
give a lecture on evolution this year.


Langford said the teacher simply ex-
plained evolution to the students and
told them it is a theory many scien-
tists believe.
Bell High School also teaches evo-
lution as a theory, Janet Bradley, di-
rector of secondary education said.
The state board will consider the
proposed science standards at a meet-
ing on Feb. 19 in Tallahassee. Over
the last several months the Florida
Department of Education has con-
ducted four public hearings in cities
throughout the state to hear public
comment on the proposed science
standards.
A 45-member committee appointed
by the Florida Department of Educa-
tion released the proposed new stan-
dards in October 2007.
The proposed new standards for
teaching science will require evolu-
tion and diversity knowledge as one
of the "big ideas" for elementary
students and "bodies of knowledge"
for high school students. Students,
grades 9 to 12, will be required to
learn that evolution is the fundamen-
tal concept underlying all of biology
and is supported by multiple forms of
scientific evidence.


Bryant Frye announces

candidacy for sheriff
My name is Bryant Frye, and it is
my honor and privilege to announce
my candidacy for Sheriff of Gilchrist
County. I am a Trenton High School
graduate, served our country for four
years in the United States Marine
Corps and I have 12 years law en-
forcement experience. I am proud to
say that my family and I have made
Gilchrist County our home.
I am married to Krishna Frye and
we have four children, Ryan, Jarred,
Zack, and Kelsey. I spend most of
my free time with the youth of Gil-
christ County. I volunteer with the
Suwannee Valley Leagues and coach
T-ball, basketball and football. BryantFrye
I have long awaited the opportuni-
ty to implement my passion, desires terest of their county and its cit
and dreams of becoming sheriff. Too I will vow that if elected, I w
many times in today's society, most my best to make sure that the
officials care about their personal zens of Gilchrist County will b
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forsheriff.com and feel free to contact
me any time at (352) 327-2425.


By Carrie A. Mizell
Welding sparks ignited a fire last
week that burned between three and
five acres in north Gilchrist County.
According to Director of Emer-
gency Management Ron Mills, 13 to
15 fire suppression units were called
out, including all Gilchrist County
units, Fanning Springs and Trenton,
Division of Forestry and units from
Alachua and Suwannee Counties.
The fire started just after 12:30
p.m. on Tuesday when sparks from
an unidentified man welding lit grass


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on fire near County Road 138. Yard
trash and tires were burned as the fire
grew in size and threatened a nearby
wooded area.
Mills urges homeowners to exer-
cise caution while burning consid-
ering the low humidity and red flag
warnings issued by the Division of
Forestry.
"We are teetering on the edge of
massive destruction if we're not
careful," Mills said. "Nine out of 10
times a fire is caused by a person be-
ing negligent."


School board opposes

evolution theory, asks

for revision in standards


Welding sparks, start fire, burn

3 to 5 acres off County Road 138


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By Major General John F Kelly
I have just had the privilege of
returning to Iraq and more specifi-
cally to Al Anbar Province for my
third tour. I say privilege for a num-
ber of different reasons not the least
of which is the opportunity to again
serve with young Americans the
best of their generation in com-
bat. A second reason is there is no
greater honor for any man or woman
than to protect one's country in time
of grave danger, while wearing the
nation's cloth. Finally, I do not think
there can be anything more gratifying
on this earth for an American than to
participate in the freeing of a people
from the grip of a tyrant, then helping
those same people realize the benefits
of democracy. To actually exercise
the God given rights -of life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
I have been away for three years.
What I have found in the week I have
been back can only be described as
shocking. When I was here last, doz-
ens of IEDs detonated everyday in Al
Anbar. Fire fights were as common
as IEDs, and mortar and rocket at-
tacks a nightly routine. The emirs of
al Qaeda and other equally murder-
ous groups predicted our imminent
defeat as they pursued a sick form of
extremism no rational man or woman
here, or anyplace else, could fathom.
Many in our own country for any


der the extremists was often a death
sentence.
When I last visited that city, it was
the most dangerous place on earth.. It
was a gunfight going in, and a gun-
fight coming out everyday. The ma-
jority of the city's population lived in
stark terror from the most evil men
on the planet. It was the same then
in Ramadi, Hadithah, and all the way
along the Euphrates River Valley to
the Syrian border but no longer.
Like Fallujah, the schools are open,
markets thrive, and post-war recov-
ery gains momentum across Al An-
bar. This war is not won, but is being
won and today primarily by the Iraqis
themselves. Al Qaeda is not defeat-
ed, but it is on the ropes. Its mem-
bership knows that if they are foolish
enough to come out of the holes they
hide in, they will not only meet tough
young Americans standing firm and
unafraid, but also Iraqi police and
soldiers in vastly increased numbers
and effectiveness. Iraq is still a dan-
gerous place, but nothing like it was
only a short time ago. We should see
this thing through because it's the
right thing to do, the American thing
to do, and we have the new "Great-
est Generation" in just enough num-
bers willing to give up the comfort of
their homes and defend us all while
spreading freedom to a people who
have never known it.


Governor's budget proposal could delay

Amendment 1 offset funding


By Carrie A. Mizell
As a fiscally constrained county,
Gilchrist County will lose an estimat-
ed $432,212 in revenue as a result of
Amendment 1.
In his budget proposal for the 2008-
2009 Budget for the State of Florida,


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Governor Charlie Crist indicated that
he plans to offset the potential impact
to fiscally constrained county gov-
ernments by recommending $26.2
million in recurring funds, beginning
in July 2009.
The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners feels that
,July 2009 is too late to be talking
about the 2008-2009 budget. Accord-
ing to County Commissioner Randy
Durden, county officials will layout
the budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal
year in July 2008 therefore waiting
until the summer of 2009 to offset the
funding would be pointless.
"I'm not sure the governor is even
going to give that money to small
counties," Durden said. "Originally
all the small counties were supposed
to get that money with no problem
and now we're hearing they'll let us
have'it if we raise ihe nillage rate "
Ultimately, it's hard to a\ '% hat is
diithe' governor'm mind, Durden ex-
plained.
"I won't believe we're getting
that money until I see it in writing,"
Durden said. "In March I feel like
there will be more cuts during the
next session. We're looking at losing
$277,000 in solid waste grant fund-
ing."
According to Durden, it is unlikely
that the Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners will include
the governor's offset funding in the
county's budget for the 2008-2009
fiscal year due largely to uncertainty.
John Cooper, chairman of the
Small County Coalition and county
commissioner from Bradford County
said, "Although we appreciate the
acknowledgment of the impact of
Amendment 1 on Florida's fiscally
constrained counties, waiting until
July of 2009 to offset the revenue re-
ductions will cause unnecessary bud-
get turmoil during fiscal year 2008-
2009 only to be turned around in
fiscal year 2009-2010."
According to Chris Doolin, lob-
byist for the Small County Coali-
tion, Senate and House members
expressed concern about the poten-
tial impact that various proposed
property tax revisions would have
in Florida's 30 fiscally constrained
counties during Special Session D on
property tax reform. In response, the
Florida Legislature included Section
9 in Senate Bill 4D assuring fiscally
constrained counties that beginning
in fiscal year 2008-2009 the Legis-


lature would appropriate moneys to
offset the revenue reductions experi-
enced as a direct result of the imple-
mentation of Amendment 1 or any
revision proposed in the November
2008 General Election.
"It was clear that the intent of the
Florida Legislature in Senate Bill 4D
was to offset the impact of fiscally
constrained counties beginning in fis-
cal year 2008-2009 and not to have
these counties wait until July of 2009
to receive funding," Doolin said. "All
30 fiscally constrained counties have
corresponded with the governor's of-
fice in response to the provisions of
Senate Bill 4D promising to offset
funding. These counties are looking
to receive these funds beginning on
October 1, 2008 when the 2008-2009
fiscal year begins.
The Economic Demographic and
Research Offide of the' Florida Leg-
islature has conducted a, revenue es-
timating conference on the impact of
the legislation proposing Amendment
1 and determined that there will be a
collective $26.2 million in revenue
reduction impact in the 30 fiscally
constrained counties.

Local resident

needs a ride
Lifetime Trenton resident Gray
Schofield needs a ride back to Tren-
ton after he gets off work from Publix
at Jonesville at 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Gray is unable to drive himself to
work. He has a ride to work in the
mornings but no way to come home
in the afternoons. He will be willing
to pay for this service.
Please contact Anna Mae Schofield
at 463-2090 for further information.


Wild Beast est

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


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Major General John F. Kelly

number of reasons began to lose faith
but the soldiers, sailors, airmen
and Marines who fought our enemy
to a standstill never doubted or waiv-
ered in their determination to win.
Several days ago I walked through
the market section of Fallujah. It
.was bustling with Iraqis of all ages
buying and selling products of every
description. Adults waved, pressed
forward to shake hands and many,
like good businessmen everywhere,
tried to make a sale. Kids swarmed
around the Marines trying out the
few English words they have learned
in schools that are all now open. Par-
ents no longer fear to send their boys
and girls to learn, a practice that un-


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John's Comments
By: John M. Ayers
, At-a-boys to the New York Giants on winning Super Bowl XLII. This was
one of the most entertaining super bowl games that I have ever seen. I was
also pleased that the New England Patriots, even though they went through
the regular season and into the super bowl undefeated, fell just short of their
perfect season, record-setting mark. I don't know of anyone or any pro foot-
ball team that is perfect.
This year has begun with some political explosiveness that will not be
soon forgotten. The special presidential preference primary election began
the political merry-go-round that will eventually end with the popular vote
identifying the people's choice as our next president. It appears we will have
a lengthy period of primary ballots and delegates being decided by both po-
litical parties before we reach the fall of 2008.
On a closer look, the governor of the sunshine state has done what he need-
ed to do to appease the Floridians in south Florida with his next step of tax
reform. I don't think that he will be as successful in stimulating the economy.
I'm suspecting it will take more than another homestead exemption to have a
positive impact on this slumping economy.
There has been some relief given to the property owners in south Florida,
but what will the Republican governor do for the rural people that also sup-
ported his constitutional amendment to pay less taxes? Will the taxpayers in
Gilchrist County feel a reduction in services by the reported $432,212 loss
of tax revenue that is reduced from their fiscally constrained county budget?
The governor has gone on record to advise he will return these revenues to
the local counties, but his schedule is not in tune with what is best for the lo-
cal people. He is more concerned with his political budget agenda.
The Florida Legislature will have a lot on their agenda when they return to
regular session in 2008. We must remember that this is election year and pro-
duction is traditionally lower when candidates are striving to be re-elected.
Following the tabulation involving the State of Florida approving Amend-
ment 1 to increase the homestead exemption in the State of Florida, the gov-
ernor has decided to withhold the revenues until July 2009 before he releases
them to the fiscally constrained counties.
The Small County Coalition has communicated with members of the Flor-
ida Legislature regarding the $2.6 million that the governor will be withhold-
ing from the fiscally constrained counties. Gilchrist is one of 30 rural counties
that is identified as a fiscally restrained county. The county government has
already begun to take fiscal measures to reduce expenditures on the most
demanding departments which provide services to the property owners. 2008
will be a year that we will all remember as a big step into the future. Gilchrist
County must work together for what is best for all of us.


Letters to the Editor


Missing the trees of the even small shrubs and I might add a
Nature Coast Trail lot of people too!
A very sad commentary indeed: Sun and blacktop greet you now,
Yes it is! Concerning the recent wan- and to be sure, sun is not always
ton destruction of all the trees along your friend. Its ultimate by product,
the Nature Coast Trail from Trenton. if you're there very long, is serious.
A dramatic "Gasp" hardly describes It can and does cause pre-cancerous
the impact this has had on the com- skin lesions that can become cancer.
munity and its people. Personally, I've not heard one
Those trees provided patches of person say they liked what has hap-
shade on a sunny day and in Flori- opened. What used to be so lovely a
da we have plenty of those. It was a place where nature spoke to you, an
special place, a safe haven, peaceful exciting and peaceful pleasure, now..
and beautiful. Not to forget the health just an ugly reminder of "what used
benefits provided to the joggers, bike to be."
riders and people who walked the I remember reading some words
trail. It gave you a sense of "free- from a book about Albert Schweitzer
dom," something we lack a lot of and that goes like this:
you were hardly aware of the cars Sacrifice no living plant or animal
speeding by. In fact, I never noticed needlessly, even if it is thought an
or paid any attention to the tall and absolute necessity. But should they
ugly power lines. Everyone just en- be compelled to do such a sacrifice,
joyed time spent there. respond with sorrow.
When I first saw the men and And this is exactly what I have
trucks I thought "surely, they aren't done.
going to cut all of the trees" but cut Regrettably,
they did! Now, everything is GONE, Susan Richardson
Trenton




Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.145 ft. 1.785 ft. 1.480 ft. 3.076 ft.
Feb 14, 08 1:34 AM 8:05 AM 12:30 PM 6:36 PM
Fri -0.150 ft. 1.784 ft. 1.786 ft. 2.956 ft.
Feb 15, 08 3:06 AM 10:30 AM 1:51 PM 7:56 PM
Sat -0.320 ft. 2.017 ft. 1.844 ft. 2.950 ft.
Feb 16, 08 4:40 AM 12:07 PM 3:50 PM 9:30 PM
Sun -0.559 ft. 2.243 ft. 1.610 ft. 3.070 ft.
Feb 17, 08 5:51 AM 12:48 PM 5:21 PM 10:52 PM
Mon -0.736 ft. 2.434 ft. 1.251 ft. 3.214 ft.
Feb 18, 08 6:44 AM 1:19 PM 6:24 PM 11:57 PM
Tue -0.792 ft. 2.593 ft. 0.882 ft.
Feb 19, 08 7:26 AM 1:45 PM 7:13 PM
Wed 3.300 ft. -0.727 ft. 2.728 ft. 0:553 ft.
Feb 20, 08 12:50 AM 8:02 AM 2:09 PM 7:56 PM
Full Moon: 2/20 10:32 PM


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Couple: Wilbur and Betty Bush
Dated: 10 months prior to getting
married
Married: 50 years ,k
Home: Trenton
Met: According to Mrs. Betty, a _
cousin fixed them up on a blind date,
which meant riding around and talk-
ing with each other. "That's when
we found out we had so much in
common."
A special date: Back then, Betty
said, they would go out to the mov-
ies or to a popular hangout in Bran-
ford known as Carver's Grill where
they would get a hamburger.
Initial attraction: Mr. Wilbur said he was attracted to Mrs. Betty's good
looks and sweet disposition and Mrs. Betty was drawn to Mr. Wilbur's cour-
teous manner and all they had in common.
Married: At First Baptist Church of Branford. Mr. Wilbur tells people he
got Mrs. Betty out of cold storage since her daddy operated a cold storage
business.
Honeymoon: Spent in Hollywood, Fla. after staying their first night in Tren-
ton at the apartment they shared the first nine months of their marriage. The
apartment was in the old Deen House in downtown Trenton.
Working together: Mr. Wilbur began working at the Farm Service Store in
1956 and Mrs. Betty joined him in the business in 1964. Then in 1967 ,Mr.
Wilbur and Mrs. Betty bought the business, which they operated until 2001.
Family: three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
Funny times: Mrs. Betty said Mr. Wilbur can never complain no matter how
bad it gets because on their wedding day he said, "awful married wife" in-
stead of "lawful wedded wife." Mr. Wilbur jokes that he was the only man
who has ever told the truth.
Advice for young couples: "Be faithful to the Lord, don't go to bed angry
and let him wear the pants," Mrs. Betty said.


Does 911 work?
Does 911 work? And what to do if
it doesn't.
Until one day last week I had never
called 911 from my home phone. I
live in rural Gilchrist County. I am
so far off the beaten path, people jok-
ingly say they must have to pipe day-
light back to me.
When I dialed 911 Friday night I
was shocked when my call was routed
.to Nassau County an estimated 120
miles away. They could not or would
not reroute my call. Sometimes
neighboring counties can and will.
This was just too far away. This sim-
ple little action of dialing 911 is com-
mon knowledge to even the youngest
age school children, but this time it
put my 77-year-old mother's life at
risk. At one time I was a Gilchrist
County volunteer firefighter, I prob-
ably would not have known to call
the non-emergency phone number
for the sheriff's 911 dispatch center.
That number in Gilchrist County is
1-800-701-3410.
As it turns out, as I found out by
talking to my neighbors, this was an
unresolved problem that was brought
to the attention of Windstream Com-
munica.tions Co and Sheriff David
TurI E,&I .earl as.;Nob ember 2007.
O ~~,s rnment have
admitted as to being aware of the
problem for weeks, and would only
say that the problem was being
worked on and would be fixed. The
dispatcher who I talked with at the
911 center was not aware of any such
problem and seemed surprised or un-
believing. I have also been told that
at one time when 911 in the county
was being started or modified, that
sheriff's dispatch had a form or log
for 911 problems, and that a system
was in place to promptly correct the
early problems. Maybe this is no
longer the case. But, maybe it needs
to be brought back! This last week-
end I devoted almost all of my time
researching the depth of this problem
and trying my best to get it resolved.
I found that in my immediate area,
only 5 households were affected by
this problem, and all were on a non-
county maintained dirt track called
NE 65th Way. Our closest neighbors
on NE 46th Street were not having
this problem.
This problem may affect others in
Gilchrist County. I have no way of
knowing for sure.


These Things Do
(Kent Heaton)


Our lives have a great impact on those we come in
contact with. When our example is positive, good things
are seen. If we falter in our steps, the impact is lasting. It
is difficult to maintain a proper example at all times and
when we know that people are watching us closely, it
becomes even more treacherous. Not being filled with
pride but confidence in the example he strove to place
before men, Paul exhorted his brethren on numerous
occasions to imitate him (1 Corinthians 4:6; 10:33;
Philippians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians
3:9). He did not seek for men to see Paul but rather Christ
living in Paul. "Be imitators of me, just as I also am of
Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Writing to the saints in Philippi, Paul laid out a
four-point plan to follow his example. "The things you
have learned and received and heard and seen in me,
practice these things, and the God of peace will be with
you" (Philippians 4:9). The example of Paul was not
reserved but active. He had taught these brethren the good
news of salvation (Acts 16) and wanted them to continue
in the model he set before them as a teacher, apostle,
guide and example. It was a bold.charge but governed by
the pattern of Jesus Christ.
As a teacher he had instructed Lydia and her household
on the banks of the river. A great conversion was found in
the jailor of Philippi and his household. This teaching
continued as Paul enjoyed the spiritual feast of new
converts teaching them daily. His exhortation in the letter
of Philippians was to continue to "grow in the grace and
knowledge of Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). The continued
efforts of teaching would help them to be "rooted and


built up in [Christ] and established in the faith, as [they]
had been taught" (Colossians 2:7). Continual learning is
necessary for every Christian to seek.
The things they had received were words of God. As an
apostle, Paul brought the pure word of the gospel. He
wanted the brethren to be like those at Thessalonica who
received the word of God; "not as the word of men, but
as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively
works in you who believe" (I Thessalonians 2:13). Their
faith must rest upon the truths of God's divine will. They
must accept the things received of Paul as the mind of
God revealed to man. Establishing their faith on the
teachings of God will bring them the peace of God.
Hearing is personal. Paul had given his heart and soul
to teach the good news of salvation and he wanted their
ears to still ring with the joy of salvation. "So faith comes
from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ"
(Romans 10:17). The apostle wanted them to do the things
which they heard. James explains the need of hearing and
doing in James 1:21,22. "Prove yourselves doers of the
word, and not merely hearers."
The final exhortation was the most difficult practice
the things they had seen in Paul. The apostle knew the
challenge but felt confident in the exhortation. "Let your
light shine before men in such a way that they may see
your good works, and glorify your Father who is in
heaven" (Matthew 5:16). The challenge for us is to live in
such a way that we can exhort others to practice what they
see in our lives. Can they follow our teaching, example
and faith as we have in Christ?


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email kerux@bellsouth.net


I have been assured today by a
Windstream field technician who is
working on the problem, for the 6
phone numbers and 5 households
that I reported, that this is a routing,
problem in Jacksonville, Florida. He
has no idea how this problem actu-
ally started or when, but he intends
to follow thru in getting this repaired.
Right now I am sitting here with fin-
gers crossed hoping this gets resolved
soon.
I hope this never happens to you,
but just in case, please write down
the non-emergency sheriff's dispatch
center number 1-800-701-3410 and
have it close at hand. Having that
number may save a life!
Roger T. Irvin


Littering on SR 47
I have lived in the High Springs
(NE) part of Gilchrist County since
1998 and have owned land here since
the 1980s. It really disturbs and pains
me to see the amount of trash and
litter that is being thrown out on the
roads in this area.
CR 138 and SR 47 near the Co-
lumbia County line are littered with
bottles, fast food wrappers, plastic
bags, and other garbage. One espe-'
cially horrible place is on SR 47 as
you cross over the Santa Fe River
from Columbia County into Gilchrist
County. Someone is throwing out
hundreds of plastic and cellophane
bags in this area. (This has been going
on for several years!) The.interesting
thing about this situation is that there
are no bags on the Columbia County
side of the river. Therefore, someone
is purposely and maliciously littering
the Gilchrist County side of SR 47.
Gilchrist County does not have the
money to hire people to pick up litter
on a regular basis. As citizens of this
county, we should have enough pride
to keep our roadways clean and re-
port anyone seen maliciously throw-
ing out trash.
We have such a beautiful county
with all the natural springs and lush
vegetation. Let's work together to
keep it that way and keep litter off
our roads.
Joan Miller
High Springs


Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
February 6
Lotto Drawing:
20-21-36-42-48-53
No winner of the $14 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
70 at $6,140.50

4-Digit Winners
3,963 at $88

3-Digit Winners:
84,383 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:
0-3-9-9

Cash 3 Drawing:
7-3-9


Saturday,
February 9
Lotto Drawing:
1-10-24-27-44-47
No winners of the $18 million
jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
131 at $4,293

4-Digit Winners:
6,525 at $70

3-Digit Winners:
135,502 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:
2-8-9-5

Cash 3 Drawing:
5-5-4


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


From time to time I am reminded
that I am older than I think, or maybe
I should say I'm more out of shape
than I realize. Recently we (our fam-
ily and Mark who works at the Jour-
nal) have taken on the seemingly
simple project of remodeling the
front of the Journal office (in front of
the counter where the office supplies
are). Now granted, this project didn't
begin a day too soon as this building
is over 30 years old and still has its
original carpet and wall color. The
carpet was in fact worn to a frazzle
and the walls were in need of a fresh
coat of paint.
So far we've managed to scrape
up the carpet; no kidding, the rub-
ber backing/padding was glued down
very, very securely to the concrete
floor. The carpet removal turned out
to be one humdinger of a job. One
Friday evening was spent trying to
remove the rubber padding by ap-
plying adhesive remover to the pad-
ding and then scraping it up after it
sat under plastic sheeting for some
thirty minutes. This didn't work very
well and more or less sent us outside
to get a lung full of fresh air. In fact,
the fumes from the adhesive sent me
running for the front door in a hurry.
John made a valiant effort scrap-
ing up the mess while I mainly held
down the flower planters out in front
of the Journal taking in lungs full of
fresh Trenton air.
Just in case you ever need to re-
move some seriously glued down
carpet padding, don't even think
twice about it just go ahead and run
for the nearest rental store and rent
a tile shark. We all agreed this little
machine that looked somewhat like a
walk behind roto-tiller with a blade
on front was simply amazing. That
little machine vibrated the sharp
blade back and forth and scraped up
that stubborn padding in no time at
all, praise the Lord. To tell you the
honest truth I was a little afraid some-
one in the family might have to die
before that aggravating padding let
go of the concrete. .
Honestly at this point I was begin-
ning to wonder why I got so excited
about this project in the beginning.
We still have a lot of work ahead of
us, sanding, painting, even a little
upholstery project or two. Since the
beginning of this project I have ac-
quired a muscle spasm in my left
side which causes me not to sleep at
night, a cut thumb, a backache, bro-
ken and chipped finger nails, a few
calluses and headaches too numerous
to count.
After the episode with the carpet

Teachers going the
extra mile
Dear Editor,
I read the letter, you recently pub-
lished, from Ricky Pinna a 5th grader
at Bell Elementary School.
I want to say "Good for you, Mrs.
Rush." It is so refreshing to know
that there are teachers who go the


padding and four coats of paint on
the walls I was beginning to won-
der why, oh why do I watch so many
home makeover shows on HGTV.
The back seat of my car is even
becoming unrecognizable; once upon
a time it was adorned with wonder-
ful cookbooks and colorful quilting
magazines. Now, however, my favor-
ite reading materials are buried un-
der a mound of paint brushes, color
swatches, cans of turpentine, along
with half empty Ace and True-Value
plastic bags containing all matters
of home-improving blister-raising
items. My back floorboard is littered
with such items as 220 grit sandpa-
per, tack cloths and free paint-stir
sticks galore.
Lawdy, lawdy, this project has
grown and grown and the whole
blame bunch of us are about ready to
pull out every last strand of hair we
still have remaining. Aleta and I have
laughed and laughed, ever since we
pulled all the office supplies off the
shelves and boxed them up for the
remodel office supplies have never
been in such high demand. It seems
we are spending a lot of time digging
in boxes trying to find such items as
a yellow legal pad and Sharpie pens
which of course could be in any one
of the fifty or so boxes stored behind
the front counter. I'm sure we will
have this project behind us in no time
at all, ever the optimist; I just keep
saying, "I think we can, I think we
can, I think we can."


n old-fashioned
wintertime favorite
1/4 cup of oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
5 to 6 pounds lean beef short ribs
2 cups water
1 cup chopped onions
Heat the oil in a cast iron frying pan
over medium high heat. Mix the sea-
- soning salt, pepper and flour together.
Coat 'the ribs with flour mixture, then
place' them in the hot oil and brown
on all sides. When all are brown re-
move ribs from pan, drain the oil
leaving about three tablespoons of
oil, add about two tablespoons of
flour and stir until flour is brown. Add
the water and onions to the skillet and
cover with tight lid or aluminum foil
and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.
If the gravy is not brown enough you
can add a dash of Kitchen Bouquet
this will make the gravy an appealing
brown color. Serve with rice.

extra mile, exposing students to real
life experiences. And what a blessing
it must be to her, working with this
group of caring students.
I am waiting to see what marketing
ideas the Research and Design Team
come up with and I, for one, will sup-
port them in this worthy cause.
Thank you for keeping us informed,
Bonnie Edwards, Branford
(a resident of Gilchrist County)


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008


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National FFA Week will be

celebrated locally Feb. 16-23


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Carl and Amanda Colson announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss
Burgandy Colson to Mr. Jamey Nash of Okeechobee, Florida.
Miss Colson graduated from Chiefland High School and is currently at-
tending Santa Fe Community College in the Cardiovascular Technology Pro-
gram.
Mr. Jamey Nash is the son of Richard and Connie Nash of Okeechobee,
Florida.
Mr. Jamey Nash graduated from Okeechobee High School and is currently
enrolled at St. Leo University majoring in Business Administration while
working at The Levy County Sheriff's Department.
The couple will marry in October 2008.

Sweetheart dinner set for Feb. 19
The Woodmen of the World will hold a Sweetheart dinner on February 19,
2008 at 6 p.m. at the lodge hall.
The men will be serving the dinner.
Marilyn Surles
Secretary


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The following events are sched-
uled for the National FFA week at
Bell High School and Bell Elemen-
tary School on February 16 through
23, 2008. This will be a very exciting
week for all and we hope you will
check us out. The purpose of Nation-
al FFA week is to promote not only
FFA but teamwork, leadership and
community involvement.
On Saturday, February 16, the day
kicks off National FFA week. As you
enter town you will begin to see Blue
and Gold. Local businesses will have
information about FFA as well as pic-
tures of the local FFA members and
the events that they participate in.
Monday, February 18 is a holiday
and there is no school.
Tuesday, February 19 at the high
school will be official FFA dress and
the members will be serving break-
fast to the teachers. After school,
members will do community services
throughout town. At the elementary
school it will be Blue and Gold day
and kids will bring in their agricul-
ture posters for competition. The el-
ementary news will have information
about FFA. ,
On Wednesday, February 20, it's
drive-your-tractor-to-school at the
high school. Starting at 7:45 a.m.
members of the FFA will drive their
tractors to school and be wearing
FFA t-shirts. Bring your favorite
stuffed animal to school and in addi-
tion, there will be a farm petting zoo
at the elementary school. The news
crew will do FFA news and there will
be a writing contest for 4th and 5th
graders.
On Thursday, February 21, the at-
tire for the high school FFA members
will be their John Deer or camo. After
school they will be doing community
road clean-up. Down at the elementa-
ry school it's dress like a farmer day
and news about FFA.
On Friday, February 22, it's Blue
and Gold day at the high school.
FFA members will be decked out in
blue and gold and after school they
will have a barn dash. This is their
cookout, games and muddiest truck
contest. Meanwhile at the elementary
school it's bring your favorite farm
toy to school. The winners of the
poster and writing contest will be an-
nounced on the news.
Wrapping up the week, on Satur-
day, February 23, the 2nd annual Bell
FFA Sweetheart Pageant will be held
at 6:30 p.m. in the Bell High School
Auditorium.
, The Bell FFA and Alumni would'.,
like to thank the To\\ n of Bell and
all of our participating businesses for
their support. This is a very special
and important event wehope to make
a tradition in our area.
. Be keeping an eye out for our up-
coming plant sale on March 14 and


Mattie Trautman's family was re-
lieved to hear she was not hurt last
week after storms destroyed the
dorm she was living in on the Union
University campus in Jackson, Ten-
nessee. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Trautman live in Bell and at-
tend Pine Grove Baptist Church. Ac-
cording to family members, Mattie's
dorm was blown away, she lost all
her belongings and her car was de-
stroyed. The college senior has since
found an apartment with her room-
mates and she will be returning to
classes on Monday.
County Commissioner D. Ray Har-
rison Jr. had emergency surgery over
the weekend to repair a perforated
ulcer and remove his gallbladder. Af-
ter resting comfortably on Monday,
D. Ray was again rushed into surgery
Tuesday with kidney-related prob-
lems. At press time, D. Ray was still
in surgery at North Florida Regional
Hospital.
On Monday Alma Dees alerted her
neighbors living along County Road
340 east of US 129. She spotted a
fox in her yard that appeared to hdve
-rabies. Ms. Dees walked into her
front yard and saw the fox staggering
around 40 to 50 feet away from her.
Immediately Ms. Dees called Animal
Control and attempted to keep up
with the animal prior to the officers'
arrival, but lost sight of the fox when
it went into a nearby wooded area.
While talking with neighbors Ms.
Dees learned that the fox has been
spotted by others in her area.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Emma
Joy Smith, Katie Hendrix, Tra-
vis Thompson, Vance Thompson,
Vema 'Mae Woodard, Buddy Vick-
ers, Faye Sheffield, Bridgett Rich-
ardson, Chucky Williams, and Sha-
ron Schwieterman on February 14;
Randy Loy, and J Ayers on Febru-
ary 15; Darren Mikell, Daniel Per-
ryman, Glen Miller, Stephanie Ar-
cher, Adam Langford, Larry Rogers
and Tyler Beckham on February 16;
Leona Harris, Pete Belanger, Ronnie
Smith, and Curtis Phillips on Febru-


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Winter Community
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By Ellen Hogan
There 'will be a Winter Community
Farmers' Market Block Party and
Barn Dance at the historic Trenton
Train Depot on February 23 from 2
to 5 p. m. Winter produce from lo-
cal farmers, fine crafters, homemade
baked goodies, and old-time music
will be the order of the day. The Fly-
ing Turtles String Band will take the
stage and crank out old-timey dance
tunes. "Professor Pat" Haggerty will
lead the community dance. All ages
are welcome. If you would like to sell
your produce or your handcrafts at
the Block Party, just come to the train
depot by 2 p.m. and get an applica-
tion from market manager Ellen Ho-
gan. There is no charge for vendors.
Space on the platform is limited.


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18, Elizabeth Douglas, Jessica Davis,
and Jean Troke on February 19; Beu-
lah Davis, Jerry Perryman, Tiffany
Ozment Wood, Mike Pruitt, Jessica
Sandy, and Cadence Genice Thigpen
on February 20.
Happy Anniversary wishes to:
George and Lillian Stapleton, Mr.
and Mrs. Cliff Wilkerson, Gene and
Kay Davis, and Scott and Tonya Wig-
gins on February 14; Mr. and Mrs.
Tim Langford on February 16; Mr.
and Mrs. Carlie Weaver, and Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Bennett on February 17;
Joe and Kim Morales, Mr. and Mrs.
Maxie Clark and Bruce and Devon
Studstill on February 18.


jTarriaye 5Appficalions
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Trenton by Deborah Craft, notary
public.
Calbren Leon Bennett,
9/22/1972, and Jamie Luann Lew-
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Mallory Hamill and Barrett McCaffrey
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Elizabeth Hamill to Barrett Breland McCaffrey.
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Blue, and Automotive Driving and
will go to District. Dakota Harding
(that's me) made a cake, I won the 4-
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Junior Girl Scout Troop 113
thanks Mrs. Kim Weise


Savannah Harding is still a Cloverbud
and Cloverbuds aren't judged. She
sang a song, modeled her pajama set
she made, and said the 4-H Pledge:
She can't wait until next year to be
a regular member. Tucker McDaniel
made a cake and did a demonstration.
He won 1st place on his demonstra-
tion. Cassie Pridgeon sang a song for
Share-The -Fun and won 2nd Place.
After all the competition at County
Events, all the participants got to play
a few games and they really enjoyed
it. Our Club Placed second as "Best
Club at County Events." We were
only 10 points behind the 1st Place
Spring Ridge 4-H Club. We'll get it
next year.
We will be having a fund-raiser on
February 18th. We are going to sell
Krispy Creme Donuts. We talked
about getting ready for the Garden
Project and the fair. Make sure all
summary sheets are completed and
signed. We adjourned the meeting
and refreshments were served.
We had Valentine cookies and cup-
cakes, Valentine candy and Jello. We
decided to make Valentine cards to
take to the children at Shands and
Ronald McDonald House. All 4-H
members participated and we made
lots of nice Valentine cards. Thanks
to everyone who supplied goodies
and material for this meeting. At our
next meeting we will have a special
guest speaker.
Dakota Harding
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On behalf ot the Bell Junior Girl
Scout Troop 113. %%e would like to
thank Mrs Knm VWeise for visiting
our Noenember 30 meeting and al-
low ing our girls to help stuff your
holiday\ stockings for needy farmu-
lies.
BN allow% ing our girls to contrib-
ute their rime toward your stocking
gi \ e-a a project. 'our foundation
ha- helped our girls attain the Girl
Scour program goals Our goals
include developing relationships


w ith others, developing a meaning-
ful set of values, and contributing
to the improvement of society. We
each had the spirit of teamwork and
the thrill of accomplishment in see-
ing your 100 stockings overflowing
w ith gifts.
We would also like to take this
opportunity to thank ,our founda-
tion for donating the nativity door
hanger craft and snacks for our
meetings. These help keep our girls
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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 14,2008








GIT .CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008


Bell J. V. Softball Team members are shown, back row: Stephanie Wooten, Reilee Moore, Jennie Smith, Jor-
dan Mast, and Chelsea Langford. Front row: Preslee Sanders, Alicia Ledoux, Emily Helton, and Chelsea
Germaine.


day forcing a double header. Hav-
ing prepared themselves during the
off-season by participating in travel
teams, heavy lifting in the weight
room, and dedication to the cause, the
Tigers swung their first bat against
Bronson.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From'February 14,2008 to February 20,2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
ALL SCHOOLS
2/18 No School Holiday
2/19 School resume
BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2/14 6/7 pm Safety Patrol Meeting
2/15 Movie Night
2/19 FFA Week
BELL MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2/13-14 FFA Dairy Finals @ State Fair Tampa
2/14 4 pm MS Softball vs. Mayo Mayo
2/14 5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Chiefland Softball Field
2/15 4pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Mayo Baseball Field
2/15 7 pm Varsity Softball vs. Union County Lake Butler
2/16 7 pm Varsity Baseball vs. St. Francis Baseball Field
2/19 4pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Branford Baseball Field
2/19 5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Dixie County Softball Field
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2/14 3/6 pm Drama
2/15 Drama Baked Potato Lunch Sale
2/16 6 pm Miss Trenton Pageant
2/19 3/6 pm Drama
TRENTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2/14 4pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Dixie County Cross City
2/14 4pm MS Baseball vs. Suwannee County Baseball Field
2/14 4:30 pm Varsity Basketball Quarter Finals TBA
2/15 5 pm Softball (MS/V) vs. Branford Softball Field
2/19 4 pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Hawthorne Baseball Field
2/19 6 pm Varsity Softball vs. Bronson Bronson


The Tigers Go 1-1 i
Preseason Play
By Brandon McElroy
The Tigers were set to kick off the
2008-preseason classic at Chiefland
with high expectations and a theme
of "redemption." Due to rain delays,
Thursday's game was moved to Fri-


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settled from the season's beginning,
the Tigers started to put away the '
game. The turning point of the game
was when Andy Jones stepped up to '
the plate in the 3rd inning. Ahead in
the count 2-0, he smashed the third
pitch thrown, over the right field.
fence, making his mark on the score-
board as his solo shot got the emo-
tions and intensity of the Tigers fired
up. It was all downhill from there for
the Eagles as their pitcher was rattled.
Bronson was forced to make pitching
changes, but there was nothing more
they could do as Billy Owens put the
game away with a 3-RBI triple. The ....
final score was your Trenton Tigers 9,
and the Bronson Eagles 3.
Now for the most anticipated
game of the night. The stands were
packed and the whole right and left
field fence-line was elbow to elbow
with chairs. Even neighboring teams Kyle Shepherd, Brock Stone, Ma:
came out to support the Tigers. Billy Roux, and Shawn Johnson.
Owens was first in the line-up bat- seerads pan-
tling number 20, Pitts, causing him to sage, several different kinds of pan-
throw 9 pitches to the first batter. Ow- cakes coffee' tea' andjice.
ens continued to give him problems Our fire station is located on CR
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walk after a full count. After Owens Come out and enjoy a delicious
walk after a full count. After O meal with your family and friends.
stole 2nd base, Jones brought Owens
home with a single. This would turn
out to be the only run scored for the A true Southerner knows you don't
Tigers as injuries and fatigue really scream obscenities at little old ladies
took their toll on the Tigers Friday who drive 30 mph on the freeway.
night preempting them' to change You just say, "Bless her heart"...and
their line-up The Tigers had some-gobiri your way.
great plays on defense, including CJ -a
Perryman's high-flying grab to end
the 3rd inning. All in all, the Tigers
couldn't seem to put the bat on the
ball, falling short of an undefeated
preseason with a score of 9 to 1. The
Tigers are anticipating great things
this season and invite anyone and ev-
eryone to come out and support them
in their endeavors.
The Tigers will travel to Cross City
on Thursday, February 14 to take on
the Dixie Bears. The Junior Varsity
will take the field at 4:00 p.m. and
the varsity will play in the night cap
at 7:00 p.m.


Trenton High School
PTO news
Our next meeting will be on Tues-
day, March 4 at 7 p.m. We would like
to see one adult representing each stu-
dent enrolled in our school. Parental
input is needed to help our school and
our students reach their potential. FRtIDY1 7 1E.:T
We will be planning future benefits
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We are currently selling our Valen-
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hope to see many new faces there.
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their basketball gear, have a chance
to show their prowess in the sport
they were just watching.
This year, the students from 2nd
grade to 5th grade played in the first
intramural basketball program at Bell
Elementary School. Players were
grouped according to their grade
level, and practices were held once a
week. The basic fundamentals were


Anyone having the pleasure of
watching a few of these games no-
ticed immediately how much fun
the children had playing. This
couldn't have been possible without
the coaches who gave some of their
time to help out and make it possible
for the children. Coaches for this


y rat School children, decked out in

Mentor of the year named


Front Row: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scott; Deborah Douglas, Gilchrist
County TSIC Coordinator; Rev. Hank Cribb, Gilchrist County TSIC
Mentor of the Year; Mrs. Cribb; Robert Clemons, School Board Mem-
ber. Back Row: Dr. Surrency, Asst. Superintendent; Sheree Lancast-
er, School Board Attorney; Buddy Vickers, Superintendent; Robert
Rankin, Lois Fletcher,-Michelle Carter, Cloud Haley, School Board
Members.


Growing up, can you remember
those days? I can and as I climb the
ladder to the better years in my life,
my childhood memories become
more poignant to me, it was often-
times said to me during those young-
er years that if I took care of the small
things, then the bigger things would
ultimately take care of themselves.
And caring about others, that contin-
ues to be the foundation for what is
important, today.
Mentoring and caring about oth-
ers is what Reverend Hank Cribb is
about as well. On Tuesday, January
22, 2008 he was recognized for his
dedication and support to the Take
Stock In Children scholarship pro-
gram as Gilchrist County's Mentor of
the Year. Reverend Cribb graduated
from Central Florida College and
Emory University. He is the father of
five children and five grandchildren.
He has been a pastor for 48 years
and most currently the pastor for the
Trenton United Methodist Church.
The "magic" that continues to sur-
round this program has been the rela-
tionship developed between the men-
tor and the student, which helps them
to realize the vision of their future.
Luke 12:48 says "For unto whom-
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be much required," and although the
road has not been easy for many of
us, we now are in positions of leader-
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enable us to help others, as well as
provide the opportunities to change
lives.
Making a difference, being a part
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year were as follows: Rob Rankin
coached the second graders, David
Gray coached the third graders, Brad
Surrency coached the fourth grad-
ers, and Thomas Cannon coached the
fifth graders.
Also, Principal Rick Reed and
Vice Principal Michelle Smith should
be thanked for their support and help
with this program.


to give of yourself and make a dif-
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through song with demonstrations
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the French-speaking nations. Their
music, .teaching and preaching tapes
have been translated into French.
You won't want to miss this pow-
erful ministry team, so make plans to
attend. A nursery will be provided
for both services. For more informa-
tion, call 493-1554.


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YOU ARE WELCOME AT

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

Sunday School........................ 10:00 AM
Morning Worship......................11:00 AM "
Evening Worship.......................6:00 PM !
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting irepof Worship and Bible Study.,
Pastor:Jefry Milton-,,s i-outh Director Josh Dease
www.priscillaatbell.org


tFirst Baptist Ckurckh

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


(Nursery provided for all services)


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

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


Montgomery Farms

(386) 935-6527 "A
Community Supported Agriculture 1
4540 NW 20th Ave., Off CR 340 in Bell
email: montgomeryfarmscsa@yahoo.com
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Naturally Grown Fresh Produce
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It's a partnership of mutual commitment
between a farm and community supporters. This
provides a direct link between the production
and consumption of food. Share members cover
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 New Members!

Call Today! (386) 935-6527


I __Church News I


Pastor and Evangelist
Mark Trimm to preach
revival at Living Praise
Church of God
Pastor and Evangelist Mark Trimm
of North Augusta, South Carolina
will be in revival at the Living Praise
Church of God in Trenton from Feb-
ruary 17 to 20 at 7 p.m. each eve-
ning.
Living Praise Church of God is lo-
cated across the street from Trenton
High School on Main Street.
Come and join us as we welcome
Evangelist Mark Trimm.


New Life Assembly of
God to premier movie
The Wager
On February 22 at 8 p.m. New Life
Assembly of God in Trenton will be
showing the movie The Wager star-
ring Randy Travis and Candace Cam-
eron Bure. This movie is currently
not available anywhere else. It is a
PSA world premier movie showing.
The movie is free to the public and
there will be concessions. An offer-
ing will be taken that night to help
cover expenses.
Directions to church: South of
the stoplight on 26 in Trenton. The
church is one mile on the right, across
from the county jail.
For more information call (352)
463-7004.


Heart Matters
"Don't get mad...get even." A
popular idea no doubt, but how well
does this concept work and what does
it really accomplish when it comes to
our relationships? At first glance, we
like this saying because it gives us
the illusion that we are in control of
a painful situation. In reality, by not
communicating with someone who
has offended us, we operate on the as-
sumption that his or her offense was
intentional. We believe they actually
meant us harm. Think about times
when you discovered that you had
hurt someone's feelings or offended
them... you were probably surprised
because rarely is it our motive to do
so. More often we hurt other people
as a result of an unintentional ac-
tion or an unplanned or thoughtless
comment. I believe this is the case in
the majority of offenses, and based
on that, getting even would be any-
thing but. You can't arrive at even
by adding an unintentional offense
to a well-planned retaliation. Unfor-
tunately, revenge usually leads to a
retaliation of its own and the vicious
payback cycle continues. This very
often brings death to many relation-
ships, friendships and marriages.
In the book of Romans 12:17,19-
20, the Bible addresses this issue:
"Do not repay evil for evil. Do not
take revenge, my friends, but leave
room for God's wrath, for it is writ-
ten: 'It is mine to avenge; I will re-
pay,' says the Lord." On the contrary:


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


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


352-463-2028


Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2-6)

10O:0 a.m. Sunday! Worship Service

17:00 p.:g. Wednesday, Worship Service
4-5-1o07 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 W orship .................................. 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service...8:30 AM..:&.. 10:30 AM
Children's Church.............................. 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..........7:00 PM
AW ANA .......................... ..................... 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~




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2739 S.W. 19th Circle, Trenton
Owners/Directoers- Robert P. Marsh
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Lighthouse Word Church


"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something
to drink. In doing this, you will heap
burning coals on his head."
According to this verse, we are
not to "get even" by repaying evil for
evil. Only God knows the intentions
of a person's heart, so maybe that's
a good reason to leave the aveng-
ing up to him. In theoriginal Greek
language of the New Testament, the
word "avenge" actually means to get
justice. God is the only One qualified
to judge a heart and pronounce a just,
unprejudiced sentence.
The last part of this passage is
most interesting, so before you go
planning to put hot coals on some-
one's head let's understand what this
refers to. According to an ancient
Egyptian tradition, a person desiring
to exhibit a public display of repen-'
tance would carry a pan of burning
charcoal on their head. By referring
to this practice, the apostle Paul is
saying that we should treat those who
have offended us or caused us pain
with kindness. By doing so, it is more
likely they will become ashamed of
the way they treated you, repent, and
change their ways. That would be a
much more productive way of restor-
ing a relationship...and if their of-
fense was unintentional, you haven't
caused a much bigger one. So, if you
start plotting revenge, remember that
it's best to leave that up to God. The
people that we love are worth this ef-
fort and so are our own hearts... be-
cause they matter.
Blessings, Angie

Gilchrist County
land transactions
Herbert E. Brown, Jr. and Gayle
Brown to Steven Lee Fields and Di-
ane Catherine Fields, corrective war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Toney Sullivan II to James John-
son, general warranty deed, $10.00.
James Johnson to Toney Sullivan
II, general warranty deed, $10.00.
Daniel D. Cunningham to Betty
Vestal and Daniel D. Cunningham,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 2 Ram-
bling Rambo Estates.


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

sUNDAYSCHOL..............9:45 AM
SMOR1 H AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 6 PM-
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH .. 7 PM,

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








TRAINING NOTICE

Basic Law Enforcement

Officer Course

DAYTIME LAW ENFORCEMENT Course
(approximate cost $2,168.37
due first day of class)
Money order or cashier checks are accepted
Lake City Community College does
offer financial aid and V.A. assistance
to those who are qualified.

Beginning April 7, 2008
at Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
with some weekend training dates.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting
at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.

Be prepared to pay for
uniforms (approximate cost is $80)

For information call Michelle Lee
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383, or
contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at
leeml@lakecitycc.edu or through the Lake City
Community College Web site, www.lakecitycc.edu.


LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Criminal Justice Training Center
25030 U.S. Highway 90
Olustee, Florida 32072
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Wendy Holder to Jerry Holder, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 4 SPJ Sub-
division.
Neil A. Kluepfel a/k/a Cornelius
Albert Kluepfel to Cornelius John
Kluepfel and Sharon Deloach, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
A T and T Corp to William Keigh
Gilbert and Karen Renee Gilbert, quit
claim deed, $10.00.
Karen Renee Gilbert a/k/a Karen
R. Gilbert and William Keith Gilbert
a/k/a Keith Gilbert to Karen Renee
Gilbert and William Keith Gilbert,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 7 and 8
of Jimary Estates.
Stephen P. Copeland and Joanne
Copeland to Patricia Glover, war-
ranty deed, $58,000.00, Lot 5 Block 9
Suwannee River Estates South.
E and K Investments LLC to
Mervin E. Hines and Kimberly Hines,
warranty deed, $100,000.00, Lot 34
Pines Estates.
Shawn P. Hutto and June E. Hutto
to North Florida Holsteins, warranty
deed, $92,000.00.
David E. Roberts and Wanda L.
Roberts to Normond D. Shiverdecker
and Carole D. Shiverdecker, agree-
ment for deed, $21,554.00.
Brenda Denise Shearer to Tammy
.Nattiel, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
37 Foxwood Acres Unit 11 Lot 37.
M. Milam Wilson and Edith P. Wil-
son to Larry Watson, general warran-
ty deed, $25,000.00.
Mark Charles and Jeanine Charles
to Willard C. Hammer and Kathryn
B. Hammer, general warranty deed,
$15,000.00, Lot 35 Santa Fe Corneis.
Robert C. Luke and Shirley H.
Luke to Christopher Luke, general
warranty deed, $27,482.00.
Edward Baur to Michael E. Sand-
ers, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 35
and 36 Lake A.
Patricia L. Davis to Rodney
0. Tompkins Trustee and Rod-
ney 0. Tompkins Revocable Liv-
ing Trust, statutory warranty deed;
$100,000.00.
Phyllis-M. Stone to Florida Confer-
ence Association of Seventh Day Ad-
ventists, quit claim deed, $10.00. ;
Paul G. Hillard to Paul G. Hillard
and Sherry C. Hillard, warranty deed,
$10.00.
Thomas F Hurley Revocable Trust
to Christopher B. Hurley, warranty
deed, $125,000.00, Lot 5 of Water-
ford.


Shekinah Glory, music and ministry trio.


The music and ministry trio of
Shekinah Glory will be ministering at
Lighthouse Word Church on Wednes-
day, February 13th and Thursday,
February 14th at 7 p.m. nightly.
Shekinah Glory is an "impact" min-
istry team, preaching, teaching, and
ministering the powerful redemptive
message of Jesus Christ since 1978.
They minister extensively throughout
the U.S. and internationally. Sheki-
nah Glory also ministers the Gospel


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
ice: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.


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blanket she knitted.
Wednesday, February 6th, found
sixteen Joyful Hearts gleefully get-
ting ready to celebrate Valentine's
Day with one another. As each
one came through the door, the
party was definitely taking shape.
Before long the tables were laden
with delightfully delectable salads,
veggies, dips, cheeses, crackers,
fruits, deviled eggs, patties, cock-
tail weenies, yummy desserts and
so much more.
While everyone was busily work-
ing on their Swedish weaving, knit-
ting, crocheting, embroidering, or
quilting, our thoughts were on how
soon we would eat.
Elaine gave the announcements,
including the thank you's from the
Tri-County Nursing Home for the


Springhouse Quilter's
News
Springhouse quilters have started
the year off with a big group of be-
ginning quilters. There are 15 begin-
ners in the daytime class and 10 in the
night classes. Diane Schweder is the
Beginner Coordinator and is work-
ing very hard to secure knowledge-
able teachers for each class. Each
class has different teachers. This al-
lows new members to pick up ideas
and suggestions from experienced
quilters that will help them in their
piece work. The first piecing class
taught the quilters the use of a rotary
cutter and the need for one-quarter
inch seams. Quilters can be com-
pared to carpenters with all of the
perfect measuring and cutting that is
required. The classes will last for ap-
proximately 8 to 10 weeks.
Springhouse Quilters, along with
e eartical tiner rgan w za the Suwa ilbe
Participating wvit the Suwannee Val-


Valentine treats. Six Joyful Hearts
are heading to Tampa to visit the
fair. We asked them to eatsomething
good for those of us who can't go, be-
cause you know how much fun fair
food is.
Our newest club quilt blocks were
arranged and rearranged a dozen or
more times until everyone was pretty
satisfied with the way it looked. As
quickly as the blocks and pieces be-
tween were pinned together Diana
sewed them into long, neat rows.
Since each block is a different flower
they looked like a summer garden all
in bloom.
By 11:30, we could wait no lon-
ger...grace was said and the feast
began. Good food shared with good
friends...now I ask you how good is


ley Quilt Shoppe in an Antique and
Vintage Quilt Festival on National
Quilt Day, March 15. This event
will be held on Main Street in Tren-
ton in the downtown area. Most of
the businesses on Main Street are
participating in the festival and will
have quilts on display. If you have
old quilts you would like to show in
the festival, please contact the Quilt
Shop.
For information on joining Spring-
house Quilters or additional informa-
tion, contact Lois Scott, 463-2207.
Lois Scott, Publicity


Myra Newby (L), Jane Boyd's mother, and Elaine Nemeth celebrate
their January birthdays.


that and what a blessing. Needless
to say, we all ate too much but it was
sooo good.
Several of our members are under
the weather and several others have
loved ones who are in need of our
prayers as well. I'm sure a card or
phone call would be appreciated. Af-
ter all, we all like to feel loved and
missed.
And speaking of love...Valentine's
Day is a gentle reminder that we
should tell our family and friends
how much we love them and care
about them all year 'round not just on


February 14th. Not only that but as
my pastor pointed out on Sunday,
God tells us...no commands us, to
love one another.
Our next meeting will be on Feb-
ruary 20th. We will celebrate our
February birthdays so plan to be
there for cake and ice cream.
'Til next time...and be sure to no-
tice the red buds that have suddenly
awakened from their deep sleep to
herald the coming of spring...praise
God.
Marilyn Runde


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. Quadriplegic
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.


A Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2007
Will Automatically Be Renewed
For 2008.

It is no longer necessary to sign and
return a renewal card for
Homestead Exemption.

If filing for the first time,
you must come
to the Property 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 hotnestead
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 agricultural
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

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

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

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


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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

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

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor,; must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to die Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. Ifyou 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) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April I we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on tile 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 the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on
January I would be responsible for the difference. Most title
companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or
closing agent to avoid problems 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 the return specifically for those
assets. Even tllough 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 fninimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April I.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo fora few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture. appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April I. After
April I, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that tile return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO
RETURN IS FILED,


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Mrs. Emma Lee
Morrison Brown
Mrs. Emma Lee Morrison Brown,
died on February 10, 2008 in Marin-
anna, Florida.
Mrs. Brown was born on March
12, 1934 in Grady County, Georgia
to George Edwin and Mamie Kelley
Morrison, Sr.
She and her husband Ray made
their home in Florida, where they
worked together many years in
their business, West Coast Bark and
Mulch.
Mrs. Brown was very active in her
church, First Baptist of Chiefland.
The Browns moved to Cairo in 2000.
Mrs. Brown was an avid lover of
flowers and dearly loved homecom-
ing festivities at the family home
church, Spring Hill Methodist.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death
by her parents and brothers. Danny
Morrison and George Edwin Morri-
son, Jr.
She is survived by her husband,
Raymond Brown of Marianna; chil-
dren, Walt and wife Mae Brown of
Marianna, and Rita and husband,
Larry Bartlett of Sartell, Minnesota;
sisters, Hazel and husband, George
Cheney of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho;


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six grandchildren, Bethany Heurung,
Abby Bartlett and Emilee Bartlett
all of Sartell, Minnesota;, Keara and
husband, Nick Conrad' of Cotton-
dale, Kelley and Caleb Brown of
Marianna; and great-grandchildren,
Kearthany and Christian Conrad of
Marianna, and Myla Heurung of Sar-
tell, Minnesota; along with a host of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, February 12 with the Rev-
erend Robert Greene officiating, at
the Spring Hill United Methodist
Church, Whigham, Georgia.


Mrs. Sherry Elaine Ezzell
Sherry Elaine Ezzell, 32 of Old
Town passed away on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 3 as a result of a car accident in
Chiefland.
She was born in Jacksonville and
she lived in Chiefland from 1994 to
July 2007 when she moved to Old
Town with her family.
* Mrs. Ezzell was a homemaker and
a member of the Hardeetown Baptist
Church in Chiefland. She was a mem-
ber of the National Guard Reserves.
She is survived by her husband of
10 years, Fred Ezzell of Old Town;
her two sons, James Perry Ezzel and
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Partnership (SHIP) Program will hold a SHIP
educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
February 21, 2008 in the Gilchrist County
Commissioners, Meeting Room at 210 South Main,
Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to
the public. Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is
required to attend a SHIP class. If you have any


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her parents, Reverend and Mrs. Stan-
ley (Nancy) Sparkman of Sebastian;
sister, Kori Chin of England, brothers,
Shawn Sparkman of Boston, Mas-
sachusetts, Benjamin Sparkman of
West Palm Beach, Joseph Sparkman
of Sebastian; and her grandmothers,
Ruth Sparkman of Vero Beach and
Beverly Cooley of Ft. Lauderdale.
Memorial services were held on
Friday, February 8 at the Hardeetown
Baptist Church with Reverend Travis
Hudson officiating.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


Mrs. Linda
Williams Gossman
Linda Williams Gossman, 59, of
Pensacola passed on February 6,
2008 at the family fish camp in Su-
wannee.
The daughter of L. Mershon and
Evelyn Williams, she grew up in
Cross City. She graduated from Dixie
County High School in 1966 and en-
tered Lake City Community College,
graduating with an associates degree
in 1968. She then moved to Atlanta,
Georgia joining Eastern Airlines as
an airline stewardess. She met Steve
Gossman while they both worked for
Eastern Airlines and they were mar-
ried in 1971. After leaving Eastern
Airlines in 1974, they moved to Pen-
sacola to begin their ownership and
operations of the Chick-fil-A Restau-
rant Franchise and continued until
the present day.
She was blessed with two children,
Bryan Paul and Shonna Melinda
along with 2 grandchildren, William
Paul and Abigail Melinda Nance.
Linda was a selfless person, always
giving to others, taking care of their
needs. Her favorite times, however,
were spent with her children and
grandchildren. She also enjoyed trav-
eling and spending time fishing.
She is survived by her husband,
Steve Gossman of Pensacola; moth-
er, Evelyn Williams of Cross City;
son, Bryan Paul.: Gossman of New:
S-Orleans, Lousiana; daughter Shonna4
Melinda Gossman Nance (Daniel) of
Fairhope, Alabama; brother, Ronnie
Williams of Cross City; and grand-
children, William Paul Nance and
Abigail Melinda Nance of Fairhope,
Alabama.
Funeral services were held on Sun-
day, February 10, 2008 at the First
Baptist Church in Cross City with the
Reverend Mike Brown officiating.
Burial followed at the Cross City
Cemetery. A visitation was held Sat-
urday, February 9, 2008 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross
City.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.


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Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Hill
Mrs. Christine
Elizabeth Hill
Christine Elizabeth Hill, 87, of Bell
passed away on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 7 at Chiefland Haven Hospice.
Mrs. Hill was born in Macon, Geor-
gia on January 16, 1921 and moved
to Kissimmee as a small child where
she resided until the age of 79. She
spent the last eight years in Bell.
Mrs. Hill was a member of Fan-
ning Springs Community Church.
Her husband Jasper Mitchell 'Bud'
Hill preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter,
Sherlie Bass of Bell; a son, Mitchell
Hill of Tampa; three grandchildren'
and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on
Saturday at Osceola Memory Gar-
dens in Kissimmee and she was bur-
ied next to her husband. Donations
to Haven Hospice of Chiefland would
be appreciated.


Mr. Brian C.E. Myrick
Mr. Brian C.E. Myrick, 42, passed
away on January 24, 2008 at Haven
Hospice.
Mr. Myrick was born on July 5,
1965.
He is survived by his parents Mr.


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and Mrs. C. L. Myrick of North
Gilchrist County, and a sister, Donna
Wennberg of Live Oak.
Arrangements are under the Care
of the National Cremation Society.


Candidate

comes out for

school board

district 2

By Carrie A. Mizell
Raymond D. "Ray" Hutchinson
submitted his intent to seek elec-
tion to the position of school board,
district 2 last week to Supervisor of
Elections Connie Sanchez. Hutchin-
son will challenge incumbent Robert
B. Clemons.
Other candidates seeking political
office in 2008 include six candidates
for sheriff: Republican Daniel "Char-
lie" Caulk, Democrat Tony Cruse,
Democrat Bryant Frye, Republican
Larry Roberts, Republican Daniel
Slaughter and Republican William L.
"Billy" Smith Jr.
Candidates for tax collector in-
clude incumbent Marilyn C. Bruce,
who is a democrat, Democrat Bobby
L. Crosby Jr. and Republican Jona-
than S. Kincaid.
Democrat Joseph W. Gilliam will
seek re-election as Clerk of Circuit
Court.
Longtime Superintendent of
Schools Don Thomas, a democrat,
has stated his intent to seek election
to his former post.
Republican Connie Douglas San-
chez will seek re-election as Supervi-
sor of Elections.
Damon C. Leggett, a democrat
will seek re-election as Property Ap-
praiser.
Julie C. Thomas will seek election
to the office of school board, district
4.
Democrat Kenrick Thomas will
seek re-election as county commis-
sioner, district 5.
Sharon Akins Langford, also a
democrat, will seek re-election as
county commissioner, district 1.
Democrat Randy Durden will seek
re-election as county commissioner,
district 3. Durden will be challenged
by Republican William "Bill" Wol-
ford.
According to the Supervisor. of
Elections Office, qualifying for the
2008 primary election will be June
_16-20, 2008.
Por more information on seeking i
office.in,2008, call the Supervisof of'


and Gerri Jackson, owners of Otter
Springs, who are providing the lodg-
ing and Bethel Baptist Church who is
providing transportation and drivers
for the ALERT unit during their stay.
Mitchell Gentry and Carl Corn-
well of the Character Council were at
the work site as well as the property
owner Tanya Apone who was very
appreciative of the work being done
in her yard.
"They have done a wonderful job,
they are such hard workers, so en-
ergetic and respectful," Apone said.
"My yard looks great."
The Character Council of Gilchrist
County is sponsoring a "Youth Ral-
ly" on Friday, February 15, 2008
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Spring
House at Otter Springs. Otter Springs
R.V. Park is located on 80th Avenue
between Wilcox and Heart Springs.
The special guest will be the mem-
bers of the ALERT Academy. Indi-
vidual team members will be shar-
ing what positive Character means
to them. Everyone is invited to come
out and have an unforgettable fun
evening with lots of good food and
drinks.


Elections Office at 463-3194 or stop When news happens, call the
by the office, which is located inside Gilchrist County Journal at
the Gilchrist County Courthouse in
Trenton. (352) 463-7135
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Damon C. Leggett, C.F.A.


Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Suite 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 Phone: 352-463-3190
Fax: 352-463-3193
Dear Homeowners;

Citizens voted January 29th to change the property tax system in
Florida. To receive some of the benefits of the changes enacted January
29th, certain citizens must take action by March 1, 2008.

The Constitutional amendment created four new opportunities for
taxpayers to obtain tax relief:

1. Increased homestead exemption.

2. Portability of "Save our Homes" benefit.

3. $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property (Businesses)

4. 10% annual assessment limitation for non-homestead property.

You do not have to take any further action to receive the additional
$25,000 Homestead, this additional exemption wil apply to homestead
values greater than $50,000 and up to $75,000 for all taxes levied other
than school district levies.

If you received the homestead exemption in 2007 on a home that you
sold or otherwise abandoned during 2007 and have purchased a. new
home by January 1, 2008, that you have applied for homestead on, you
are eligible to take some or all of the benefit of "Save our Homes" to
your new home.

In order to receive this benefit, you must apply by March 1, 2008 to
your property appraiser for your new homestead exemption and for the
transfer of the "Save our Homes" benefit to your new homestead for
2008.

Please contact this office if you need any further information.



Sincerely,

Damon C. Leggett, Gilchrist County Property Appraiser


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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Mrs. Linda Williams Gossman


ALERT has its headquarters in Big
Sandy, Texas. It is a training and ser-
vice organization for young people.
Their mission is to equip men and
women to serve nations. To that end,
they look for and recruit faithful men
who are growing spiritually and are
sensitive to God's direction, and who
have a desire for discipline in their
lives. These men are taught to have
solid core values and moral .fiber,
which makes them men of integrity.
They are challenged to be givers and
not takers.
The goal of their basic training
program is to instill foundational at-
titudes and behaviors that will pre-
pare men to lead Godly lives. These
services performed by the ALERT
unit go hand in hand with the goals
of the Character County of Gilchrist
County. The Character Council was
formed to help our community be a
place of good character by strength-
ening its citizens, their families and
the community as a whole by pro-
moting and displaying excellence in
character.
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Legal Notices
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, February 18, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in
the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Facility, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing is a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department
Reports
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
4:15 pm Early Learning Coali-
tion of the Nature Coast; Amanda
DesMartin presenting Proclama-
tion 08-01, Children's Week
4:30 pm Road Department Re-
port
4:45 pm Meridian Behavioral
Healthcare; Bond Issues
5:00 pm Ordinance 08-03; Addi-
tional Exemption
5:30 pm Meadow Woods Trail;
Terrie Towers, deeding road back
to the County
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New:Business
11. PublicParticipation
12. Adjourn
j "Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the 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 decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
Sings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
e record is made, which record includes the
Testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
S GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD, CHAIRMAN
, JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. February 14, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2008-DR-0044
Division: DR
MARY ALICE JAUSS
Petitioner
PATRICK MICHAEL JAUSS
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: PATRICK MICHAEL JAUSS
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on MARY


ALICE JAUSS, whose address is 8329
SW 89TH PLACE, TRENTON, FL
32693, on or before FEBRUARY 11,
2008, and file the original with the clerk
of this Court at PO BOX 37, TRENTON,
FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: February 11, 2008.
(SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jeannine Milito
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 14, 21, 28 and March 6,
2008b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-74
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL
SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN D. MALLARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN D. MALLARD;
TRACY L. MALLARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TRACY L. MALLARD
and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a
named defendant is deceased, the personal
representatives, the surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through, under
or against that defendant, and claimants,
person or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named
or described defendants
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to the Order or Final Judgment entered
in this cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gilchrist County, Florida, I will see the
property situated in Gilchrist County,
Florida, described as:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF
THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 8
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LESS
AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 20
FEET THEREOF; TOGETHER
WITH MOBILE HOME SITUATED
THEREON, DESCRIBED AS A
DOUBLEWIDE, WITH VEHICLE ID
NUMBERS. HMLCF28252244161A
AND HMLCF28252244161B; AND
iTITEE -NUMBERS. 47377666 ANDai
47420222, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO'
THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL
PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED
.THEREIN.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the South doors of
the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S.
Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 at
11:00 a.m. on February 27, 2008.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
Dated this 5 day of February, 2008
(seal)
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
ENRICO G. GONZALES, P.A.
Attorney at Law
ENRICO G. GONZALES, ESQUIRE
6255 East Fowler Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Florida Bar #861472
813/980-6302
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in
this Hearing should contact the A.D.A
Coordinator not later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding via the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of
the foregoing has been mailed to Enrico
G. Gonzales, Esquire, 6255 East Fowler
Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617;
and to the parties on the attached service
list this 5 day of February, 2008.
JOE GILLIAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
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CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will meet in a Special Meeting on TUES-
DAY, February 26 @ 5:00 PM. in the City
Hall Assembly Room at 17651 NW 90th
Court.
The Agenda is:
1. SERVICE AREA
ORDINANCE 2008-002
AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 180, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES CREATING A CITY OF FAN-
NING SPRINGS UTILITIES SERVICE
DISTRICT; ESTABLISHING THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE DISTRICT;
AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION
OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES WITHIN
THE DISTRICT SUBJECT TO THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE CHAPTERS
AND _; REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS LIV-
ING OR DOING BUSINESS WITHIN
THE DISTRICT TO CONNECT TO
THE CITY WATER AND WASTEWA-
TER SYSTEM WITHIN 365 DAYS OF
AVAILABILITY; PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE pursuant to
Florida Statute 286.0105 That if a person
decides to appeal any decision made
by The City Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he/
she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 11th day of February, 2008.
Sheila Watson
City Clerk
City of Fanning Springs, Florida
Pub: February 14, 2008b.


PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF
HAZARDOUS'MATERIAL
INFORMATION
Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emer-
gency Planning and Community Right-to
-Know Act (EPCRA), the following in-
formation is available to the public upon
request during normal working hours by
the North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee, 2009 NW
67th Place, Gainesville, FL 32653-1603:
Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier
Two) Forms;
Shelter In Place Training Assistance;
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs);
Emergency Release Follow-up Re-
ports;
Hazards Analyses for Section 302 fa-
cilities;
LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergen-
cy Response Plan;
How-to-Comply Information for Haz-


ardous Materials Users;
Free Hazardous Materials Response
Training for First Responders;
Your Telephone Book may contain
Hazardous Materials Emergency In-
formation that you could be asked to
follow in an actual emergency.
The North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee (Florida Dis-
trict 3 LEPC) serves Alachua, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor,
and Union Counties. To obtain informa-
tion on the above items, please contact
Dwayne Mundy at (352) 955-2200 x 108,
email mundy@ncfrpc.org or visit www.
ncflepc.org.
pub. February 14, 2008b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
GILCHRIST COUNTY
PLANNING COMMISSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
int to Ordinance No. 06-20, as amended,
comments, objections and recommen-
dations concerning the following de-
scribed agenda item as provided for in
the Gilchrist County Land Development
Code, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Code, will be heard by the
Planning Commission of Gilchrist Coun-
ty, Florida, on Monday, February 25,
2008 at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter
as possible, at the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is the proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. SUP 08-02: An application by
Timothy J. Lucas, Sr. requesting approval
of a Special Use Permit for a home oc-
cupation for cabinet making on an agri-
culturally zoned property located at 7320
NW 17th Ct.; parcel # 29-07-15-0000-
0002-0020.
2. SUP 08-03: An application by
James Johnson requesting approval of a
Special Use Permit for a mulch mill on
an agriculturally zoned property located
at the SE corner of the intersection of SR
47 & CR 232; parcel # 07-09-16-0000-
0002-0000.
3. SUB 08-01: An application by
Steven Hendrix requesting approval of
a Final Plat for Hendrix Farms, a minor
subdivision, on an agriculturally zoned
property located at the SW comer of the
intersection of CR 344 & CR 232; parcel
# 29-9-14-0000-0002-0000.
4. LUC 08-01: An application by
Three Forty Investment Corp. request-
ing approval of a Land Use Change to
commercial zoning for an agriculturally
zoned property located at the SW comer
of the intersection of SR 47 & CR 340;
parcel # 07-08-16-0000-0001-0020.
5. DMI/SUP 08-04: An application
by Ray E. Thomas, JR., P.A., agent for
Blue Springs Properties, Inc., requesting
approval of a Special Use Permit for a
spring water bottling plant and associated
warehousing, packaging and parking fa-
cilities on an agriculturally zoned prop-


erty located near the intersection of CR
340 & NE 60th Street; parcel # 02-08-16-
0000-0002-0010.
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear to
be heard with respect to any of the pro-
posed agenda items. The public hearing
may be continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place of any
continuance of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notices concerning
this matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above referenced
public hearing.
Additional information for all of the
above-listed agenda items is available
for public inspection at the Building De-
partment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during reg-
ular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they de-
cide 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 pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice
& TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8771.

pub. February 14, 2008b


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN
COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
BELL, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title.hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the Town Council of the Town of Bell,
Florida, at public hearing on February 25.
2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can, be heard, in the Bell
Town Hall, 3240 West Railroad Lane,
Bell, Florida. Copies of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the
public at the Office of the Town Clerk,
Bell Town Hall located at 3240 West
Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida during regu-
lar business hours. On the date, time and
place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2008-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN
OF BELL, FLORIDA A PROHIBITING
OUTDOOR GARAGE SALES, YARD
SALES, FLEA MARKETS, OR SIMI-
LAR SALES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
IN ALL NON-RESIDENTIAL ZONED
CATEGORIES WITHIN THE TOWN
WITHOUT A CONDITIONAL USE
PERMIT OR SIMILAR PERMIT BE-
ING FIRST AUTHORIZED FOR SUCH
SALES BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF


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THE TOWN OF BELL; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT
FOR VIOLATION OF SAID ORDI-
NANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based.
Pub. February 14, 2008b.


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of Com-
missioners will meet in Regular Session
on Monday, February 18, 2008, at 6:00
p.m. in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. January 28, 2008; February 4,
2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
2. January 2008 Expenditures
3. January 2008 Financial State-
ment
F. Action Items
1. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
19 Rescission: Comprehensive
Plan Amendment 07-13
2. Bailey, Bishop, and Lane,
Inc. Proposal NE 1st Street
Streetscape Site Plan
3. Streetscape Purchases
G. Board Member Request
H. City Attorney Report
I. City Manager Report
J. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board With respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
pub. February 14, 2008b

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 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 or more 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,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
pub. January, 31. February 7,14,21,
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.


TOWN OF BELL
P.O. Box 116
Bell, FL 32619-0116
352-463-6288
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bell
Town Council will hold a Special Meet-
ing on Monday, February 25, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. at the Bell Town Hall, located
at 3240 W. Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING
February 25, 2008 6:00 p.m. Town
Hall
A. Call to order
B. Invocation- Flag
C. Business
1. Review the notes from the infor-
mal vision meeting held January
22. 2008 and formalize roadside
tree planting within the town of
Bell.
2. Second reading of Resolution re-
garding Flea Market sales in non-
residential areas.
3. Resolution supporting the Lake
City Community College.


D. Adjourn
Pub. February 14, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-95-CA
DMRR INVESTMENT GROUP,
LLC.,
Plaintiff.
vs.
ROSEMARIE WRIGHT et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 4, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 2007-95-CA, of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida,
wherein DMRR INVESTMENT GROUP,
LLC., is a Plaintiff and ROSEMARIE
WRIGHT, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
ROSEMARIE WRIGHT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROSEMARIE WRIGHT;
MICHAEL HUMMEL, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MICHAEL HUMMEL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL HUMMEL;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at SOUTH SIDE LANE, 112 SOUTH
MAIN STREET, TRENTON, FL 32693,
at 11:00 a.m. on March 17, 2008, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgement, to wit:
LOT 7, SUWANEE OAKS, UNIT NO. 2,
AND UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH HALF
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NI/2
OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4) OF SECTION
9, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE
EAST 25 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD
RIGHT-OF-WAY.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
(seal)
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
As Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 4 day of February, 2008
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator at (352)
337-6237, 201 E UNIVERSITY AVE.
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32601: If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771


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via Florida Relay System. to ensure testimony and evidence upon
Ben-Ezra & Katz, PA., Attorneys for which the appeal is to be based.
Plaintiff BOARD OF COUNTY
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300 COMMISSIONERS,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
Telephone: (305) 770-4100 TOMMY LANGFORD,
Fax: (305)653-2329 CHAIRMAN
Pub: February 14, 21, 2008b ATTEST:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2008-DR-0038
i Division: DR
RENAMAE Y. BENITEZ
Petitioner
ARMANDO BENITEZ
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ARMANDO BENITEZ
1450 EAST LEVY STREET
WILLISTON, FL 32696
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on RENAMAE Y.
BENITEZ, whose address is 697 SOUTH
US HWY. 129, BELL, FL 32619 on or
before March 13, 2008, and file the
original with the clerk ofthis Court at P.O.
'BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 2/5/08
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By: K. Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 14, 21, 28, March 6
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
Tuesday February 26, 2008, at 6:00 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 08-04, with
the following short title:
ORDINANCE 08-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST' COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CREATING SPECIALASSESSMENT
DISTRICT COVERING CERTAIN
PARTS OF THE ROLLING OAKS SUB-
DIVISION IN UNINCORPORATED
GILCHRIST COUNTY; PROVIDING
DEFINITIONS; IMPOSING A SPE-
CIAL ASSESSMENT ON CERTAIN
PARCELS WITHIN THE DISTRICT
(THOSE FRONTING ON SE 62ND
COURT AND SE 67TH COURT); PRO-
VIDING FOR USE OF REVENUES;
PROVIDING FOR HARDSHIP WAIV-
ERS; PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS
TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public in-
spection 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


JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. February 14, 2008b


PROCLAMATION
A PROCLAMATION HONORING
C.A. "PETE" RANDOLPH FOR HIS
YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS
MAYOR-COMMISSIONER IN AND
FOR THE CITY OF
TRENTON, FLORIDA
WHEREAS, The city of Trenton is a
body politic and corporate, made so, by
an act of the Legislature of the State of
Florida by the grant of a Charter, which,
for all purposes, made it an ongoing con-
cern with rights and responsibilities much
like an individual has rights and respon-
sibilities; and
WHEREAS, the grant of the Charter
was and is for the purpose of enabling the
City of Trenton to exercise governmen-
tal, corporate and proprietary powers so
it can conduct municipal government,
perform municipal functions, and render
municipal services for the good of the
people of Trenton; and
WHEREAS, the Charter of the City of
Trenton requires that government author-
ity of the City of Trenton shall be vested
in a Board of Commissioners; and
WHEREAS, C.A. "Pete" Randolph
was elected as Mayor-Commissioner for
the City of Trenton, Florida on Decem-
ber 4, 2001 for a term of office beginning
January 1, 2002, and he served continu-
ously in such position until December 31,
2007;and
WHEREAS, his term of office did ex-
pire on December 31, 2007; and
WHEREAS, C.A. "Pete" Randolph
has had a long and duitinguished history
of service to the city and its citizens; and
WHEREAS, C.A. "Pete" Randolph
has honorably served the City of Trenton,
Florida during his term of office; and
WHEREAS, C.A. "Pete" Randolph
has given his time and energies in repre-
senting the citizens of the City of Trenton
and has chaired and served on numerous
committees on behalf of the city during
his term of services; and
WHEREAS, C.A. "Pete" Randolph
has been instrumental in securing numer-
ous infrastructure improvements for the
city during his term of office; and
WHEREAS, in gratitude and apprecia-
tion of C.A. "Pete" Randolph the City of
Trenton, Florida finds it fitting and proper
for the Mayor-Commissioner and other
board members to make a record of its
appreciation for his service and devotion
to the City of Trenton, Florida and the
citizens of said municipality.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PRO-
CLAIMED BY THE MAYOR-COM-
MISSIONER, AND ON BEHALF OF
THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS, that
this Commission expresses its apprecia-
tion by its members and for the people of
Trenton to C.A. "Pete" Randolph in honor
of his outstanding service and in grateful
appreciation by the City of Trenton for a
job well done.
BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED,
that the City Clerk of the City of Tren-
ton, Florida, is hereby directed to spread
.a copy of this proclamation upon the per-
manent records of this Commission in
tribute to and on behalf of C.A. "Pete"
Randolph.
BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED,
that this proclamation shall be duly pub-
lished in the Gilchrist County Journal
newspaper in his honor.
Dated at Trenton, Florida, this 4th day of
February, 2008.
Glen Thigpen
Mayor-Commissioner
ATTEST:
Jered Ottenwess
Clerk/City Manager
Pub. February 14, 2008b


RESOLUTION NO. 2008-01
A RESOLUTION REPEALING PRIOR
AUTHORITY FOR USE OF
TRENTON CITY PARKS FOR USE AS
A SKATE PARK FOR
SKATEBOARDING, SKATING, OR
RELATED ACTIVITIES.
WHEREAS, on or about May 2004,
the Board of Commissioners of the City
of Trenton, Florida did in an effort to pro-
vide additional recreational opportunities
for its citizens create and authorize the
use of the City Southeast Park for skate-
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and
WHEREAS, pursuant to this authori-
zation the area authorized for such activi-
ties was designated as the "Trenton Skate
Park" and appropriate signage was posted
establishing rules consistent with Florida
Statutes section 316.0085; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commis-
sioners has been advised that there have
been complaints from surrounding neigh-
bor concerning the noise created by such
use at the park, and that damages have
occurred to certain equipment installed in
the park to benefit said activity; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commis-
sioners has determined that use of the
park for this activity has been abused by
certain persons which has created prob-
lems in the neighborhood and has re-
sulted in an undesirable use of the park
contrary to the intended purposes when
the skate park was established and ac-
cordingly, such use should therefore be
discontinued;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COM-
MISSIONERS OF THE CITY OFTREN-
TON, FLORIDAAS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Authorization for use of the
Southeast Park, also known as the Tren-
ton Skate Park, and use of any other pub-
lic parks for skateboarding, skating, and
related activities is hereby rescinded.
Section 2. Skateboarding, skating, and
related activities in any public park with-
in the city are hereby prohibited.
Section 3. All ramps and other items
used in conjunction with skateboarding,
skating, and related activities shall be
removed from all public parks as of the
effective date of this resolution.
Section 4. All signage relating to use
of any public park for skateboarding,
skating and related activities shall be
removed as of the effective date of this
resolution, and new signs shall be posted
in all city parks to give notice to the pub-
lic that such activities in the public park
are prohibited as of the effective date of
this resolution.
Section 5. A copy of this resolu-
tion shall be published one time in the
Gilchrist County Journal newspaper to
provide notice to the public of this reso-
lution.
Section 6. The written city rules con-
cerning use of the city public parks shall
be amended to include the prohibition of
skateboarding, skating, and related ac-
tivities within the city parks.
Section 7. This resolution shall become
effective immediately upon passage.
PASSED AND DULY RESOLVED,
by the majority vote with a quorum pres-
ent and voting this 28th day of January,
2008.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONER OF THE
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
Glen Thigpen
Mayor-Commissioner
ATTEST:
Jered Ottenwess
Clerk/City Manager
Pub. February 14, 2008b


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, February 19,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.,:
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. GE/United
4. Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
6. Instructional
7. Personnel
8. Student Services
9. Removal of Items from
Consent Agenda
10. Consent Agenda
11. Reports
Note: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons re-
quiring an interpreter or special accom-
modations to enable them to participate
in this meeting are requested to notify
the Office of the School Superintendent
at 352-463-3200 at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the scheduled meeting date
so provisions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a.
person -decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
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-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
BACK ON MARKET-CUSTOMER BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped
9.97-acre property (located about 3/4-mile from the Suwannee, near Wannee). Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood
floors, gourmet kitchen (w/top-line appliances) & more. Also has a 46x40 garage/workshop bldg. (w/space for horse livestock)-call/email Barabara for
details...$419,000.
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 & 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, located near US-129. Home has spacious living room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, roomy 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 areabonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other nice homes, this
frame/hardyplank home is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand'new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed frame/hardyplank home, at nice neighborhood in town. Has high ceilings.
lots of kitchen cabinetry, his/her closets in main BR. Could be eligible for "SHIP" program...$99,999. ,
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at quiet neighborhood on
corner tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood flooring, and lots more...Priced to Sell...$79,900.
Reduced (From $84,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in
NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell, in 'as is' condition--home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding...$74,900.
-- OWNER-FINANCING 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 --
NEW LISTING-5-ACRE TRACT, WITH TWO M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA: Five pasture, acres at end of country drive, with two 3 BR/2 BA
manufactured homes and large frame-built. Rec-room/workshop/carport building. Has over 2300 inside sqft, of living space, and nice extras including
wheelchair-ramp access, multi-satellite dish set-ups, lots of landscape/irrigation, and more-located west of Trenton, right by CR-341...$174,900.
29-ACRE TRACT W/PINES, AND 'AS IS' DOUBLE-WIDE: 4 BR/2 BA: Excellent natural location close to Fanning Springs, with 25 acres in planted
pine. Has an 'as is' 27x76 Manufactured, metal 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn (w/electric) and more. Call/email Barbara or Jean for 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. Gilchrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...$124,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5 ACRES NEAR TRENTON/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Spacious 2000 16x66 split-plan Manufactured, located on secluded'
5-acre tract just East of town. Full kitchen/dining area, large living room, workshop bldg., lots more...Priced to sell...$119,900.
VERY NICE M/HOME Otj COUNTRY ACRE: 4 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean & 'move-in' ready, for this 2000 4 BR 24x56 Manufactured, on fenced/gated
one-acre tract East of Trenton; has full living/dining rooms & open kitchen (w/china cabinetry), storage building & more-website has 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 Suwannce,
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 SIR-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 $51,900.
LOTS TO HALF-TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, atill located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations... 1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 near Chiefland, acre tracts start from $20,000 (Bell);
and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $34,900 (in Fanning Springs)
You can call our agents after regulate" business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
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school teacher. Must ha
diploma, CDA and State
to apply or call 463-3555




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have CDL. Health
benefits. Call 352-47
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ntenance pre- GILCHRIST COUNTY
g Home, 7280 SCHOOLS
L. 463-1222. Social Worker / Program Liaison -
Grant Funded
2tb, l-31-2-27 District Wide
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors
'HOOL is ac- Degree and experience working with
full-time pre- at-risk youth in social service or


ave High School educational setting.
* classes. Stop by Preferred Qualifications: Florida Teacher
5. Certification in School Social Worker,
4tb, 1-24-2-14 Special Education, or other relevant
subject area.
Temporary Instructional Aide, ESE
IC HEAVY Grant Funded
IUCKS: Must District Wide
insurance and Minimum Qualifications: High school
2-4550. Cole- diploma or equivalent. Associate of Arts
nc. Newberry, degree or higher, or at least 60 credit
hours from an accredited institution,
4tb, 1-31-2-21 or a passing score on an approved state
test required.


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houses, lift, & more! $249,900 power already there! Camper avail- kitchens, fireplace, spacious decking &
MLS#752474 able as well. $195,000 MLS#755483 more! $479,900 MLS#756703


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rhood, roof, paint & more! $82,500 Micro Hood, fireplace, $144,200
0 MLS#757334 MLS#756965
TWO1/2 ACRE tracts just 1 block off of US 19 outside Chiefiand zoned C- We
2, new business in the area, $60,000 each. MLS#754100 & 754102 (Per- r
mitted Uses include Miniwarehouses, Garden and farm supplies,
recreation and entertainment in enclosed buildings, boarding house, bed
and breakfast loding, private club, nightclub)


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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with a weekend cottage, live in while you build, or use as a
rental. MLS#758414 S284.900


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available on 12 acres for S 199,900 MLS 752967
S159,000


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Help Wanted

Preferred Qualifications: Experience
working with Special Education and/or
high-risk youth.
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
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


Help Wanted

Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
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3 BR/2 BA HOUSE IN BELL: Pole barn
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352-215-5694 or 352-463-2412.


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OFFICE SPACE: Approx.
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile
Call 352-463-2156.


2 BR/1 BA M/H: In Trenton
H&A, washer/dryer, storage
pets, no smoking. $500 first, $
rity deposit. 472-5394.
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, unfurnished, 3 BR/2 BA 2032 sqft on 3.25 acres. large
mo. plus elec- screened in back porch. 2-bay carport
w/10x20 shop. Appraised at $230,000..
4b,1-31-2-21 Your price $215,000. 352-490-0919.
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720 sqft,
1 Homes. 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no,
tfnb,l-17 down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.,
352-215-1018.
i. Central 4tb,1-31-2-21
shed, no
500 secu- 1/2 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beau-
tifully wooded lot, just off paved street,
-20-12-27 convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-.
ing, no down payment, only $205/mo.'
$19,900. 352-215-1018.
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5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifullyr
wooded. Convenient to Gainesville.
Owner financing. No down payment..
Only $770/mo. $74,900. (352) 665-2496.
or (352) 215-1018.


VACANT LAND


Levy County
54 ACRES Chiefland $459,000 Can be
split MLS#7539413
5.02 ACRES Chiefland $87,500
MLS#755672
1 ACRE (mol) CR 345 $26,500 pvd rd,
f1LS#758039
1/4 ACRE lot Bronson $12,000
MLS#758325
10 ACRES Bronson, paved road
$125,000 MLS#757509


5 ACRES with a 3BR/2BA SWMH
near Otter Springs, live-in and build
your dream home! $99,000
MLS#757960
have motivated Sellers
eady to make a deal.

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5 ACRES between Trenton & Bell
$59,500 MLS#753462
1 ACRE in Bell $22,500 MLS#753658
1 ACRE in Bell $20,000 MLS#754260
1/4 ACRE in Fanning Springs, S16,000
MLS#757580 Make Offerl Sellers arem
motivated
5 ACRES in BellCR 340 $60,000
MLS#756286

Dixie County
2.42 ACRES in Old Town $35,000
MLS#753713
2.99 ACRES in Old Town $32,000
MLS#757474
2.11 ACRES in Old Town $25,500
MLS#757491
2.65 ACRES in Old Town $28,500
MLS#757496
8.50 ACRES in Old Town $95,000
MLS#757499
5,02 ACRES in Old Town $61,500
MLS#755395
2.44 ACRES in Old Town $30,000
MLS#750300
2.83 ACRES in Old Town $32,000
MLS#757476


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Natural Florida at its best! 40 acres with 2 cabins. 3 septics. pole
barn and large pavilion with bathroom, bar-b-q/fi replace and fire
pit. One cabin was a turn of the century school house. Leisurely
country living at its best. MLSi1758412 S520.900


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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 offof 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.
FOR RENT: $600 1st/last/sec.
2 BR/2 BA MH, city of Trenton.
Available March 3rd.


MLS#758194 Reduced $209,500
A 2001 3 BR/2 BA, large porch,
fenced and cross-fenced, pole barn,
stalls, all on 10 acres. Near Otter
Springs and the Rails to Trails.
MLS#749600
9.2 ac planted pines approx. 20
years old, near Suwannee River,
North Gilchrist County.
Reduced to $125,000
MLS#756792 $65,000
NW 63rd Terrace Bell
4.78 ac wooded by Mother
Nature, zoned for home or M/H,
near Suwannee River


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NOW $36,500 2.27 wooded acres, Bell. MLS 755088
LAKEFRONT- 0.35 acre, well, power, Trenton, $15,000. MLS 758029
10 ACRES-comer, oaks, Bell, $109,900. MLS 752677
40 ACRES frontage on 2 roads, Bell, $450,000. MLS 754588
20 ACRES well, septic, power, Branford, $200,000. MLS 756842
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Beginning April 14, 2008
at Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
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with some weekend training dates.
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at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.
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For information call Michelle Lee
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contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at
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Riverside Christian school provides Christ-centered

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By Carrie A. Mizell
Shiny stars prompt smiles at Riv-
erside Christian School, where 43
students from throughout the tri-
county area are rewarded for perfect
test scores as part of an accelerated
Christian education.
Last week, Douglas Simpson
proudly showed off his most recent
bright star, which he earned on Janu-
ary 30 after passing his word-build-
ing test with a perfect 100.
After undergoing a restructuring,
the school formerly known as Suwan-
nee Valley Christian Academy began
operating under new leadership at the
start of the 2007-2008 school year.
Under the guidance of the Keith fam-
ily, who also run Countryside Chris-
tian School in Gainesville and Creek-
side Christian School in Otter Creek,
the school has grown over the last six
months. In August Riverside Chris-
tian welcomed 26 students and has
since grown to 43 students with 10
names on the wait list for next year.
"I felt like the school in Gilchrist
County would be a success because
of its location," Bill Keith, school
co-founder, said. "In Otter Creek we
started with 24 students and by the
end of the second year we had 80 and
this is a much better location than Ot-
ter Creek."
Each school day begins with stu-
dents assembling to recite pledges
to the American flag, Christian flag
and the Bible. The monthly scripture,
which typically ranges from six to
10 verses, is then gone over prior to
students being awarded stars for tests
they passed the previous day. The
students then disperse to one of two
learning centers to complete their
daily coursework.
"Each student has a goal chart and
they are able to work at their own
pace throughout the day," Bill Keith
explained. "We ask that they com-


,




Morgan Rose, Chloe Watson, Zachary Edmonds and Jefferson Dumas.
check their grades.
plete five pages of their workbook the opportunity to get a drink of wa-
per subject each day." ter, walk around and talk. Goals and
A teacher and teacher's aide walk rewards for good work include the
around the learning center assisting opportunity to go outside and play
students who raise their flag to sig- and take home no homework.
nal they need help. The teachers also Prior to tests teachers will pray
give pats on the back and words of with students if they are struggling.
encouragement and praise to stu- According to the principal, the stu-
dents. Silence resonates in the room, dents have a very high pass test ratio
despite students periodically standing primarily because of the practice ex-
to walk to the center of the room to ams they are given. If students do not
score their daily work at one of two do well on the practice exams they go
scoring stations. back with their teachers and research
According to Principal Gwen the topic more fully before taking the
Keith, the student teacher ratio is graded test. A passing score is an 80
one teacher per 30 students. Grades and if students do not achieve an 80
two through eight work in the pri- then they repeat the work they have
mary learning center where students already performed until they master
receive individual attention, while the coursework. Following exams,
younger students learn in a learning- tests are shown to students and ex-
to-read center. planations are given of missed prob-
"Most of our students work on lems.
grade level, but they can work at their "We want them to be successful as
own independent level," Gwen Keith God counts success not the world,"
said. "The parents have been so ,sup- Gwen said. "We're all about work ac-
portive they expect good behavior complished and teaching the students
and hard work from their students." to use their time wisely and become
Periodic breaks are held through- self motivated."
out the day where children are given At the completion of eighth grade


coursework, school officials will give
students a projection for high school
to steer them in the direction that best
suits their skill level: a preparatory
diploma, general diploma, vocational
diploma or certificate of attendance.
Tuition is required for students
who wish to attend Riverside Chris-
tian Academy. According to Bill
Keith, any student who is currently
eligible for free or reduced lunch
at public school will most likely be
able to obtain a scholarship through
the Florida Department of Education
to pay tuition at Riverside Christian
Academy. Scholarships include: The
McKay Scholarship, which is for
children with disabilities that have
a current Individual Education Plan
(IEP) in the public school system.
The Corporate Tax Credit Scholar-
ship is also available and it is income
based.
The Christian school alternative,
which was the vision of Gene Keith
in 1971, can accommodate students
with learning disabilities as well as
students who are advanced.
"Students being taught in a chron-
ological order only tells you when
they were born not the school level
they are at," Gene Keith said.
All three schools operate under
the same mission statement, which
is to provide a high-quality, Christ-
centered education to the children
of parents who believe that God has
entrusted to them the responsibility
to educate their own children with a
Biblical world-and-life view.
"I know that parents want an al-
ternative," Bill Keith said. "I am not
anti-public school system. I just be-
lieve that it's a parents responsibility
not the government's to educate stu-
dents."
For more information on Riverside
Christian School, call 463-1569.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2008


Trenton attorney Ted Burt accepted the Florida Bar President's Pro
Bono Service Award from President Francisco R. Angones.

Local attorney recognized


for pro bono work
The Florida Bar recognized 21 of Florida. A'
lawyers, including Trenton attorney bono contribi
Ted Burt, for their work on behalf of for Distinguis
poor and indigent clients at a January Law Firm Coi
31 ceremony at the Florida Supreme Bar Associati
Court in Tallahassee. during the cer
The Florida Bar President's Pro In the Eight
Bono Service Award was established ney Ted Burt c
in 1981. with the Flori
The award is intended to encour- Bono Service.
age lawyers to volunteer free legal Burt is in pi
services to the poor by recognizing ton. He practi
those who make public service com- ernment law,r
mitments and to raise public aware- and estate plan
ness of the substantial volunteer ser- rity disability.
vices provided by Florida lawyers to clients through
those who cannot afford legal fees. Services Volui
President Francisco R. Angones, of since the early
Miami, presented the 2008 awards. than 100 hour
The award recognizes pro bono With his knov
service in each of Florida's 20 ju- and probate la
dicial circuits and one Florida Bar eral individual
member practicing outside the state serve family
of Florida. This award is presented and farms. Bu
annually in conjunction with the To- Trenton over 2
bias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, ate of the Uni
which is given by the Chief Justice lege of Law.
of the Supreme Court of the State reside in Tren


,wards recognizing pro
unions were presented
;hed Judicial Service,
mmendation, Voluntary
on and Young Lawyer
emony.
Judicial Circuit, Attor-
)f Trenton was honored
da Bar Presidents' Pro
Award.
private practice in Tren-
ce in the areas of gov-
real estate law, probate
ning, and Social Secu-
Burt has represented
;h Three Rivers Legal
inteer Attorney Program
1990s, providing more
s of pro bono services.
pledge of real property
iw, he has helped sev-
als in rural areas pre-
property, homesteads
Lrt has practiced law in
25 years and is a gradu-
iversity of Florida Col-
Ted and his wife Pam
ton.


Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The John Hance O'Steen Camp #770, Sons of Confederate Veterans
monthly camp meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Bell
Community Center on Main Street in Bell. Our speaker will be Ms. Mary Lou
Crawford. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the War Between
the States. -


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