Title: Gilchrist County journal
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00164
 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 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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: VID00164
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ADA7475
oclc - 01458649
alephbibnum - 000579628
lccn - sn 96027130

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone (352) 463- 7135 Fax (352) 463-1393 $22.00AYearInTri-CountyArea(Gilchrist,
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Chiefland's Tri-County Hospital will be constructed according to the above rendering, which was prepared by project architect David E. Johnson. The 60-bed facility is two stories and 6.7 percent larger than the
original one-story layout that was presented to the community. According to Johnson, the square footage increase is due to the creation of a distinct service corridor rather than routing the corridor through depart-
ments. Construction is scheduled to begin at the hospital's site on County Road 320 in October 2008 and a.completition date is set for April 2010.

Bell High School JROTC members who earned Community Emergency Response Team training were
front row, left to right, Cadets Sarah Money, Sarah Nesmith, Rahma Mkuu, Rachelle Gillespie and DJ
Jones. Back row, left to right, Cadets Chris Anderson. William Fussell, Stephen Fox, Travis Smith, Kerry
Scroggins, B. J. Bolender, Thomas Stephan, and First Sergeant Jon Meinholz.

JROTC raiders complete CERT course

By Carrie A. Mizell
Clad in camouflage pants and black
shirts bearing the team name, "Raid-
ers," 12 Bell High School JROTC
members were recognized on Mon-
day for having completed a 10-week
Community Emergency Response
Team (CERT) training course.
Completion of this course permits
the eager students to respond to di-
sasters should they occur in Gilchrist.
County. Those students are: First
Sgt. Jon Meinholz, Chris Anderson,
Stephan Thomas, D.J. Jones, Wil-
liam Fussell, Rachel Gillespie, Travis
Smith, Sarah Nesmith, Rahma Mkuu,
Kerry Scroggins, Sarah Money, Brian
Bolender and Stephen'Fox.
According to Gilchrist County
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Director Ron Mills, the 16-to-18-
year-old Bell students represent the
third CERT class offered in Gilchrist
County and the first program of this
type to be offered in a local school.
During their instruction, students
learned about terrorism, psychology
and various medical skills in an effort
to obtain state certification.
"Their priorities in the event of
an emergency are self-preservation,
family, and neighborhood," Mills
said. "They would then break down
into teams, assess injuries and dam-
ages, and then respond back to me."
On Monday a make-up artist was
among the Marion County Emer-
gency Management personnel who
attended the CERT graduation to
oversee the completion of a course
they have worked closely with Gil-

christ County on.' The make-up art-
ist created life-like facial lacerations
and other gouging wounds on six
students, who volunteered to act as
victims during the final phase of the
students' training, a practical applica-
tion process.
Gilchrist County Commission
Chairman Tommy Langford pre-
sented the students with their certifi-
cate prior to the practical application
process. Sheriff David Turner shook
hands with each student and present-
ed them with a patch and a backpack
with emergency response gear.
"I personally graduated from the
program," Langford said. "I feel
like we won't really appreciate what
we've done until we have to use the
skills, but of course I hope Gilchrist
County does not have a disaster."

Chamber of Commerce names

Kyle Stone executive director

By Carrie A. Mizell
Kyle Stone is making her way
around Gilchrist County introducing
herself to business owners as the new
executive director of the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce.
Stone started her new job on Feb.
20 after being hired by the Chamber
Board of Directors. She brings exten-
sive computer skills to the position,
which was formerly held by Maureen
The mother of four children who
all attend Bell schools moved with
her family from Palm Beach County
to Gilchrist County three years ago.


Kyle Stone

Baker named

head football

coach at THS
By Carrie A. Mizell
After %working as an assistant foot-
ball coach at Newberry High School
for the last three sears. Chris Baker
is enthursiaasic.ill' looking form .rd to
leading the Trenton Tiger_- to gloi'
as the school's new head football
Baker \ ill officially start work as
a ph sical education teacher, football
and weightlifting g coach at Trenton
Middle High School on April 7.
"After conducting interviews %we
felt like he "as the right fit for the
job." Principal Lynette Langford
said. "We're looking forward to an
exciting year!"
[n a phone inter\ ie\% Monda\. Bak-
er said he is anxious to meet his foot-
ball players within the next several
weeks While football is j lot about
discipline. Baker said it is important
that his players really enjoy the game
and have fun on the field while hus-
tling hard.
"We've got a lot of work to do,"'
Baker said. "I know we have some
young kids, but if we work hard we
can get our name out there."
The Bowling Green, Kentucky na-

Coach Chris Baker
ti\ e has coached football at the var-
sity level for 14 years and has even
coached some basketball, though he
said his first love is football. While
working as an assistant football
coach at Ne%\ berry High School un-
der Coach Tommy Keeler, Baker and
his vwife made their home in New-
berrt, but the\ plan to begin looking
at property in Gilchrist County over
the next year
"I am familiar with the area," Bak-
er said, "and I'm looking forward to
living in another small community."
The year 2008 will undoubtedly
be a big year for Trenton's new
head football coach who is currently
awaiting the birth of his first child, a
daughter, who is due in July.

Hundreds attend annual

Cattlemen 's dinner

Randy and Kim Slaughter of Big Cypress, a local bluegrass band, en-
tertained at the Cattlemen's event.

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen's
Association held their annual Cattle-
men's Dinner last week to raise funds
to pay the state beef cattle assessment
yearly charge. The annual event has
become an enjoyable evening for
many in Gilchrist County. The event
is held each year at the Trenton El-
ementary School cafetorium.
Those attending the event enjoyed
a large array of homemade desserts
along with grilled steaks with all the
Jim Jones, Gilchrist County Cat-
tlemen's Association president said,

"This is a nice event and a good fund
raiser for the association."
He went on to say that the Asso-
ciation really appreciates those who
support the event. The dinner was
sponsored this year by Drummond
Community Bank, Gulf West Supply
and Chiefland Farm Supply, Douglas'
Fertilizer and Chemical, Mikell's Fer-
tilizer, Furst McNess, and Helena.
Funds raised will pay the beef cat-
tle assessment which runs between
$500 and $600 dollars yearly, and is
used to purchase various plaques and
support children with beef cattle.

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

John Morris

High School

By Carrie A. Mizell
Memories of attending primary
school at the Trenton Negro School
still fill the mind of Marie Davis an
80-year-old Trenton resident who
clearly recalls life in Gilchrist Coun-
ty prior to desegregation.
According to Davis, black students
gathered each day at the Trenton
Negro School, which was held in a
church building located on the lot
where Juan Henley's home is today.
In those days Cleve Moore, father
of C.D. Moore, was the school super-
intendent. The school building, which.
belonged to the county, welcomed
church-going residents on Sundays.
A Church of Christ service was held
on Sunday mornings and a Methodist
service followed in the afternoon.
"The superintendent agreed to all,
the church services ... in those days
nobody cared about the separation of
church and state," Davis said.
* Black education changed in Gil-
christ County when John Morris
came to Trenton from Chiefland to
teach school along with his wife
Jesse during the 1943-1944 school
term. Davis remembers Mr. Morris
teaching higher grades and serving
as the school principal while Mrs.
Morris taught the younger students.
Other teachers at the school included
Ms. Shoemaker, Ms. Bonner and Ms.
Both Davis and Lorene Hogan re-
member fondly that teachers had time
to spend with their students back then
and lunch was prepared each day by
lunch ladies Annie Ellis and Rosalee
"I remember when my friend and
I had dishwashing duty one day,"
Davis said. "We went to the kitchen
and decided we wanted some peanut
butter and peaches so we proceeded
to open a can of each and when Mr.
Morris came to check on us he found
us eating instead of washing dishes."
As a result, Mr. Morris made the
girls eat all the peaches and peanut
butter in those large cans.
"To this day I don't care a thing
about eating peaches or peanut but-
ter," Davis said.
Davis attended school in the old
church until 1945 when she com-
pleted tenth grade, which was the
school's highest grade at the time.
Hogan graduated in 1951 as one
of only two graduating seniors that
"I remember we used to have to
play ball outdoors rain or shine," Ho-
gan said. "We got books that weren't
used at the white school."
There was no black school in Bell
at the time so black children were
picked up in a car by Cora Davis and
driven to Trenton to attend school
prior to the school being given an old
bus to use for transportation needs.
The school bus was driven by Lilly
White back then.
The only other black school Davis
can recall was located at Tyler where
(Continued to page 18)

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.11 ac Suwannee $249,900
.14 ac Suwannee $120,000
. 18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $16,000
.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $16,000
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $19,000
.42 ac Trenton $25,000
.70 ac Trenton $24,900
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000
.94 ac Old Town $20,000
.98 ac Bell $49,900
I ac Bell $15,900 (OF)
1.25 ac Fanning Springs $14,900
1.8 ac Trenton $40,000
1.8 ac Trenton $65,000
1.8 ac Trenton $69,500
1.81 ac Trenton $40,000
1,83 ac Trenton $40,000
h4'85 c=.Trenton- > $65,000
2 ac Bell $45,000
2 ac Trenton $55,000.
(13) 2 ac Trenton $65,000 each
2 ac Trenton $87,500
2.04 ac Trenton $67,500
2.21 ac Trenton $65,000
2.21 ac Trenton $69,500
2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
2.29 ac Trenton $65,000
2.3 ac Trenton $65,000
2.44 ac Old Town $37,500
2.45 ac Trenton $65,000
2.92 ac Old Town $29,500
3 ac Old Town $45,000
4 ac Chiefland $70,000
4.54 ac Trenton $130,000
4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000

5 ac Trenton $37,900
5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 Ac, Trenton $70,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $80,000
5 ac Bell $87,500
5 ac Chiefland $275,000
5.04 ac Bell $59,000
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
8.55 ac Fanning Springs $279,000
9.14 ac Bell $67,500
9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000

10 ac Trenton $70,000
10 ac Bell $90,000
10 ac Chiefland $99,000
I0 ac Chiefland $109,900
10 ac,. Bell $120,000
10 ac Chiefland $120,000
10 ac Bell $127,500
10 ac Trenton $139,900
14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
14.97 ac Bell $131,250
17 Ac Newberry $245,000

20 ac Bell $160,000
20 ac Bell $255,000
20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
30 ac Trenton $330,000
31.33 ac Chiefland $313,300
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
105.08 ac Chiefland $839,475
152 ac $1,795.800
154 ac Bell $2,002,000
160 ac Trenton $2.400,000
160 ac Trenton $2,240,000

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Cattlemen's Dinner sponsors from left to right Big Jim Jones, David Mikell of Mikell's Fertilizer, Wes
Grant of Chiefland Farm Supply, Krishna Frye of Drummond Community Bank, and Jeffrey Mikell also
of Mikell's Fertilizer.

Matthew Allen

Character Council's

Personality of

the Month

By Geneva Cornwell
As we look this month to the char-
acter quality of "deference," a word
which is not too commonly used to-
day, we first must understand what it
means. Deference holds to itself, the
act of being courteous while submit-
ting to the opinions, wishes or judg-
ments of another or the quality of
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"to remove." It speaks of removing.
obstacles, barriers or other kinds of
hindrances. Deference promotes
harmony by setting aside one's own
preference so as not to offend others.
Deference is not compromise.
When someone suggests an activ-
ity that would be illegal or immoral,
"deference" holds to standards of
right and wrong. The tastes of a ma-
jority do not make a wrong right.
Deference respects tastes but refuses
to compromise character, even if it
means going "against the flow."
The heart of "deference" is not of-
fending the tastes of others. Recog-
nizing tastes begins with an aware-
ness of one's surroundings. Respect-
ing tastes means avoiding activities
that would offend others. Part of hon-
oring a person's tastes is honoring his
or her choice of methods. Deference
learns from those with experience
and follows their example. Some
people feel they always have to have
the "last word." Deference recogniz-
es that not every topic is worth argu-
ing about, especially those involving
The Character Council's choice for
its personality of the month of Feb-
ruary is Bell High School eleventh
grade student, Matthew Allen, son
of Jim and Cheryl Allen. Matthew
has acquired knowledge in how im-
portant deference can be in his life,
for in his Economics and American
Government class he has learned
how to debate his opinion with other
classmates, while demonstrating def-
erence at the same time. He believes
that displaying deference has allowed
him to win friends and influence
people. He enjoys listening to oth-
ers' opinions, and gaining from their
knowledge. He hopes, one day to ei-
ther be a pharmacist or an engineer.
Matthew related that he is a mem-
ber of "Epic Faith," the Youth Group
Band at Priscilla Baptist Church, and
his knowledge of deference has al-
lowed him to learn from those who
are more experienced in music than
he, and with that deference he and the
other four band members are begin-
ning to collaborate and write music
Matthew Allen has a part-time job
in lawn care and does a lot of volun-
teer work through the youth group at
his church. He says, that "As a Chris-
tian I feel that I should not judge peo-
ple by their outward appearance, but
simply listen to them to gain more of
an understanding of who they are"
from the inside out.
Once again, we see that we are
given hope for our future with young
people like Matthew Allen who
shows true positive character by do-
ing the right thing regardless or what
others say or do, for moral character
determines success.

Drug activity forces closure

of Philpot Park at Rock Bluff

By John M. Ayers,
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners discussed the drug
activity at Philpot Park near Rock Bluff.
Commissioner Randy Durden explained to the board, "I don't know what
to do other than close this park and fence it off until we can come up with a
The board discussed the continued drug activity at the park and the fact that
the facility continues to be torn up. The board didn't want to close the park,
but the commissioners felt that they had no alternative at this time.
Commissioner Durden made a motion to close the park temporarily and
fence it off until something else can be done. Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
agreed and gave a second in support of the motion. The board voted 4-0 in
favor of the motion. Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. is still battling with
an improving medical condition in a Gainesville hospital and was unable to
attend the meeting.

Mallory Swamp reopens

to the public after wildfire

By Cindy Johnson, Communications Coordinator
Suwannee River Water Management. District
A large wildfire at Mallory Swamp has been contained and the area is once
again open for public use.
The 30.000-acre s% amp. located in Lafayette Count. is a primitive recre

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Febriiar. '" r '
Officials from the Suwannee River Water Management District (District)
and the Florida Division of Forestry (DOF) remind visitors that extremely
dry conditions exist due to the drought, and urge avoidance of any activity
that might spark a fire.:
For more information contact th& District at (800) 226-1066 or (386) 362-
1001, or DOF at (850) 838-2299.

Kanapaha Sp

North Florida's premier garden-
ing event with more than 200 booths
featuring plants and garden merchan-
dise, landscape displays, seminars,
live exhibits, walk-through butter-
fly house, live entertainment,, and
food. Free shuttle parking. No pets
The festival will be held on Satur-
day, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and on Sunday, March 30 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens located 1 mile west of 1-75
on SR-24 (Archer Road).
Admission is $7 per adult, $3 per
child 6 13, and under 6 free.
For more information, photo pack-
ages, interview scheduling or PSA
contacts, please contact Tim Davis
at tim@timodavis.com or call (352)

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262-0458 or go to website www.

Democratic Executive Committee meeting
The Democratic Executive Committee of Gilchrist County will meet on
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commission
meeting room.
All are welcome to attend and candidates are encouraged to participate.
The meeting is being held to kick-off the 2008 election process. For those
interested in serving on the committee there will be an opportunity to fill

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John's Comments
By: John M. Ayers

Just last weekend my friend Roger
Pittman and I had the opportunity to
spend a day or two on the Suwannee
River trying to catch some fish for the
Educational Foundation Wild Beast
This year we were not as well pre-
pared with bait as we have been in
the past, thus our catch was a little
less than anticipated, but still a suc-
cess by most standards.
On Thursday afternoon we put out
some 50 bush hook lines and baited
them with cut mullet. We checked the
lines later that night and got some 14
fish from the creeks and deep banks
along the river.
As we were headed out in Roger's
small boat, we saw a bald eagle stand-
ing alone in a tall cypress tree and he
curiously watched us as we slowly
motored our way up the river.
On Friday morning we checked the
lines again and picked up another 3
fish to our credit. On Friday after-
noon, Scott and Stanley Akins came
down to their camp. Our son J also
came to Suwannee that afternoon to
enjoy the time on the river.
Friday afternoon Roger and I both
had worked on our outboard motors in
hopes of getting them to run and get
us back to bait and check our lines.
Roger's 1970's model 6hp Johnson
motor has been on thousands of suc-
cessful fishing trips, but it might have
taken its last trip. Our 25hp Johnson
on the 14-foot Stumpknocker boat
has also been up and into most of the
creeks and through the marshes in the
Suwannee estuary. On this particular
day, it was J that was finally able to
get the 25- hp motor to run Friday
night after dark. He explained that it
still is not quite right, but it will at
least get the boat up on a plane.
Scott Akins told us that we could
go and bait the lines with his deck

boat. Roger and I were both skepti-
cal because many of the lines were
tied close to the water. Scott assured
us that he would drive and handle the
boat without a problem. I was not
aware that Scott had a Captain's li-
cense, but after the Friday night trip
through the fog and the white capped
waves, I was thankful that he was
piloting the deck boat and we were
aboard. He made this trip a breeze
and we were back at the camp pre-
paring dinner in no time.
When we returned to the camp
Friday night, the weather had turned
ugly. The fog was thick as a sheet and
the wind was blowing so strong it of-
ten sounded like rain on a tin roof.
We all decided to cook our fish out-
side in hopes the rain would hold off
long enough for us to get finished.
We enjoyed a dinner of fish and
grits and some good homemade pick-
les. It was a'dinner that was fit for a
king. Stanley pointed out that catfish
are always good, but they are the best
when you are eating them at Suwan-
nee and they are fresh. We all agreed
the times we spend at Suwannee are
nothing short of great memories.
Saturday morning J and I got up
and went to check our lines. The
weather had turned to a calm and it
was another beautiful day on the Su-
wannee. This time J was the captain
and I checked the lines and took the
fish off. As we checked the lines, we
took up the rigging and marveled
at the fish we caught. I believe we
caught over 15 catfish and we also
recorded an experience with an eel.
A snake is one thing, but an eel is a
totally different species. I finally got
him off the hook and J and I were
both glad that was over.
This trip turned out to be a great
experience to once again enjoy the
beautiful Suwannee River.

SLetters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor to our rural economy, not to mention
I commend the Commission for our lifestyles and quality of life.
backing Commissioner Durden's Citizens of Florida must start do-
motion to not support Seminole Elec- ing everything possible to live and
tric's ill-conceived plan to expand work as efficiently as possible so that
their consumption of coal simply to we can CONSERVE those energy,
make more cheap electricity in the water, land and ecological resources
most inefficient way possible. Your that support all of our communities.
decision is timely as it is becoming Among other things, this means that
obvious to even the skeptics that the agricultural lands must be preserved
consequences of abrupt and run away for future generations and not lost
climate chaos, such as prolonged pe- to mindless and inefficient urban
riods of drought, could be devastating sprawl.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.098 ft. 1.834 ft. 1.290 ft. 2.972.ft.
Feb 28, 08 12:25 AM 6:47 AM 11:35 AM 5:35 PM
Fri 0.252 ft. 1.671 ft. 1.558 ft. 2.809 ft.
Feb29,08 1:31 AM 8:24 AM 12:17 PM 6:31 PM
Sat 0.295 ft. 1.753 ft. 1.780 ft. 2.687 ft.
Mar 1, 08 3:03 AM 10:37 AM 1:53 PM 7:56 PM
Sun 0.143 ft. 1.984 ft. 1.767 ft. 2.714 ft..
Mar 2, 08 4:35 AM 11:48 AM 3:53 PM 9:29 PM
Mon -0.098 ft. 2.220 ft. 1.519 ft. 2.870 ft.
Mar 3, 08 5:38 AM 12:23 PM 5:15 PM 10:43 PM
Tue -0.309 ft. 2.435 ft. 1.171 ft. 3.056 ft.
Mar 4, 08 6:22 AM 12:50 PM 6:11 PM 11:42 PM
Wed -0.437 ft. .2.626 ft. 0.788 ft.
Mar 5, 08 6:59 AM 1:14PM 6:56 PM
Last Quarter: 2/28 9:19 PM

m eet


Name- Chiistopher Pipes
LiUes Fanning Splings
Family Patent-. Li-, and Mark
CraN. fih e _ibling,
School Senior at Trenton Middle
High School
What's the hardest thing about
high school? Staying focused
The craziest thing you've eter
done at school- I jumped off the
roof of the cafeteria once ... just
Active in- Chorus. I played base-
ball and football in the past. but I
didn't really like it
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? I like the peo-
ple. the* 're fairl.i nice
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite book- A ti light series of
books by Stephanie Meyer
If you had to vote for a presiden-
tial candidate right now. do .ou
know who you would 'ole for?
I'm going between Mr Barack and
,Mr. McCain right no, I am %otinE

Implementing the most sustainable
local uses possible of our land, wa-
ter, ecosystems and other renewable
resources is no longer an abstract
academic concept reserved for elite
liberal visionaries. Conserving local
resources for local uses that sustain
our communities is a conservative
concept. Conservation is a value that
must become second nature to all
Gilchrist County residents if we hope
to have any chance of leaving our
grandchildren vibrant rural commu-
nities. We are in control of the legacy
we leave our children. I want to be
proud of that legacy and I commend
the County Commission for being
sensitive to the need for public policy
that will motivate and encourage all
citizens to conserve, reduce, reuse
and recycle those resources needed
to sustain our communities and way
of life.
David E. Bruderly, PE

Letter to the Editor
County permit for water bottling
We all know that the area fresh
water supply is threatened. A brief
look at area newspapers shows the
fresh water supply capacity is a prob-
lem for the entire state.
It boggles the mind that a permit
to pump fresh water out this area
would be discussed let alone be al-
lowed. Make no mistake; a water
bottling company is going to supply
other areas besides. ours. So in the
name of adding jobs to the area, are
we going to permit further demands
on our fresh water supply? Adding a
bottling plant is actually no different
than running a pipeline to Orlando.
Both methods take water away from
this region.
The idea of added jobs is enticing,
but maybe we should look to other
businesses that could locate here and
not unduly burden the existing water
supply. It is probably obvious that
a water bottling plant will not have
very many high-skilled or high paid
jobs. The plant will probably be high-
ly automated and will likely provide
few jobs.
It could be argued we could care-
fully measure how much water could
safely be permitted to be withdrawn.
Maybe so. Maybe we should get the
Army Corp of Engineers to study this



By Cindy Jo Ayers

this \ear so that' \ h\ I'm doing
my research.
If Iraveling anywhere were an
option: Ireland and Japan
What is something not many
people know about you? I'm a
%.ery losing person

and provide an answer. The answer
will likely allow depletion of the
resource for fun and profit. As was
done in Central and South Florida in
the past.
It could be argued that the excess
water is just running into the Gulf
and therefore is somehow just be-
ing wasted. But how do we know?
We have already heard about coastal
Florida seafood businesses being
threatened by water problems up-
stream in Georgia.
It could be argued that if we don't
use this water someone else will. But
if we bottle and distribute I guarantee
someone else will be using the wa-
ter. Probably some of the users live
in Atlanta. Where water use was not
thought out when area growth plans
were made.
It could be argued that you can't
stop progress. Is that right, a look
across the US shows the water prob-
lem is widespread and many areas,
especially in the West are depleting
water supplies faster than the aqui-
fers are being recharged. No, there
will be no easy answer.
It could be argued we could en-
hance conservation to allow us to
harvest some of the water for sale;
Experience teaches that just as soon
as something is conserved, someone
else comes along and adds to the us-
It could be argued we may have
to go to using desalinization in the
future. Lets think that through for a
minute. We are talking about pump-
ing water out for the benefit of oth-
ers so that the county can build and
provide power to water desaliniza-
tion plants to replace the pumped wa-
ter. Please don't laugh. This method
is used all the time in one form or
another to allow someone to profit
while others pay part of the cost of
doing business.
In any case, the water in question
may be very much more valuable than
at first appearance. We had better find
an accurate way of pricing our water
if it is decided a water bottling plant
is good for the county. Any permit
should allow for future price adjust-
ments to the bottler. Capitalism is a
great economic system when all of
the costs of doing business are con-
Finally, the above arguments also
apply to other heavy usages of area
water. New housing units being
thought of out in the county along
with a golf course may require a sec-
ond thought. In the past, a minimum

Lottery Numbers
February 20
Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $37 million

5-Digit Winners:
184 at $4,327.50

4-Digit Winners
10,484 at $61.50

3-Digit Winners:
202,902 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

February 23
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
54 at $6,769.50

4-Digit Winners:
3,748 at $79

3-Digit Winners:
80,411 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

We just never know what kind of
gift we will receive from our daugh-
ter, Carrie. But one thing is for sure
it's always something special. That
child has a knack for picking out a
thoughtful gift. Christmas morning
Carrie and Adam presented Lyndsay
our daughter-in-law, and I with a gift
certificate to attend a cooking class
in Savannah. Last Friday morning.
Lyndsay, Carrie and I loaded up and
headed for our rendezvous with Chef
Joe Randall.
We spent a little time cruising
around the historic district and then
headed for the address given for the
cooking school. Well, after finding
the location which took us through
some pretty if-y neighborhoods we
were relieved to find a little white
wood frame building in a small com-
mercial area of the city. Once we en-
tered the building we became, very
excited about the possibilities of a
great cooking lesson and supper.
The class we were signed-up for
was The Heritage Dinner, A Southern
Cooking Class, Lecture and Demon-
stration and it included this mouth
watering menu, "Hot Appetizer"
Sea Island Smothered Shrimp and
Creamy Stone Ground Grits, "Sal-
ad" Bibb Lettuce and Warm Fried
Okra and Tomatoes with Buttermilk
Dressing, "Entree" Hickory Smoked
Chicken Breast with Peach Glaze
,over Hoppin' John and Okra and To-
matoes, "Dessert" Blackberry Tart
with Bourbon Custard Sauce. This
menu sounds good doesn't it? Well, it
was past good, in fact it was .wonder-
ful. His wife and another lady assist-
ed him and they were all so friendly
by the end of the evening we were all
feeling right at home.
Every course was just great. Chef
Randall would prepare a course and
it was served while he began cook-
ing the next course. We sat and ate
for three hours. You know, I was
pretty much in heaven watching all
that cooking, asking questions and
enjoying one lip-smacking course
after another. As I sat there eating I
kept thinking that we were eating in'
the best restaurant in Savannah even
if we were at a cooking school. Chef
Randall answered all our questions
and was helpful when it came to find-
ing any ingredients that he used. His
special dried red peas were found at
Ray's Butcher Shop and the grits he
used "Lake Side Yellow Quick Grits"
came from the Piggly Wiggly. He
along with most all other Southern
cooks have been at a loss when our
beloved Dixie Lily went out of busi-
ness. He said that he too had been
scrambling around for good grits af-
ter they shut down.
We all purchased one of Chef
Randall's cookbook which is en-
titled A Taste of Heritage, the New

African-American Cuisine. As I read
through the book it was like a trip
down memory lane; many of the reci-
pes are the same ones as I've eaten
all my life. One recipe for scrambled
eggs and hog brains reminded me of
how much father liked the same dish.
I, myself don't think I'll be partak-
ing of that special dish but it still
brought back treasured memories. I
read cookbooks like novels turning
one page after another from front to
back and found many recipes that I
look forward to trying in the future.
On Saturday morning the sky had
cleared and we set off for a fun day
shopping in the historic district. There
are many,. many wonderful shops,
a few of our favorites are @Home,
the French Market, One-Fish Two-
Fish, and LaPaperie. Now granted,
we didn't buy a big ol' pile of stuff
but we had one fine time looking.
February, if the weather is good, is a
nice time to visit because the crowds
are down. St. Patrick's Day is prob-
ably the worst time to visit because
they have one of the largest St. Pad-
dy's Day celebrations in the nation.
The historic district has wonderful
squares which have old moss draped
oaks and many of the azaleas in the
squares were starting to bloom. Also,
the white Japanese magnolias were
in full bloom all over the city. Our
Saturday ended with a trip to Wilm-
ington Island where we visited Davis
Produce. The Davis' had beautiful
beans, tiny new potatoes, okra, sweet
corn, tomatoes, small cucumbers and
baby Vidalia onions. They said all
their produce this time of year, except
the onions, came from Florida. So we
loaded up on Florida produce while
visiting Georgia.
Needless to say a good time was
had by all the Ayers girls on our
Savannah weekend. Lyndsay and I
agree that we would take a gift cer-
tificate to Chef Randall's Cooking
School anytime.

1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup buttermilk, shaken well
2 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons Vidalia Onion or a
sweet onion, minced
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste

Combine mayonnaise, buttermilk,
garlic, onion, vinegar, and parsley.
Add salt and pepper then whisk all
well and refrigerate.

of five acres was used for each single paying for the expense of reclamation
family dwelling. Seems like a good and not the general county resident.
rule to me. A golf course may use Carl R. Swalla
reclaimed water, but just make sure Trenton
the golf course and its customers are

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Partnerships, and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
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352.472.4943 or 866.376.4943



The God Of Nahum
(Kent Heaton)

The book of Nahum is an oracle concerning the judgment upon Nineveh, the prophet declares the justice
judgment brought upon the city of Nineveh. Through the of God through His patience and mercy. Men act in ways
hand of God, the Assyrian nation had punished the people that are reactionary and without regard. The justice of God
of God for their rebellion against the Lord. Now the wrath is clearly defined in the manner He brings about His
of God turns against the city Jonah had brought to judgments. Speaking to Moses, He declares, "The Lord,
repentance through his preaching (Book of Jonah). In this the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
short oracle of 1232 words, nine characters of Jehovah and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness"
God are revealed. (Exoduis 34:6). He is a God of great might. "His way is in
The God of Nahum is a jealous God (Nahum 1:2). The whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his
jealousy of God is the need of man to recognize no other feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, he dries up all
God but Jehovah (Exodus 34:14). The children of Israel the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither, the bloom of
were commanded to have no other gods before them but Lebanon fades. The mountains quake before him, the
the one True God (Exodus 20:5). God does not want His hills melt; the earth is laid waste before him, the world
glory given to any other person or thing in creation. He is and all that dwell therein" (Nahum 1:3-5).
also an avenging God (Nahum 1:2). This character speaks The God of Nahum does not forget (Nahum 1:3). The
to the revenge held by the honor and power of God to guilty will not be able to hide from His judgment. All that
execute upon all those who rebel against Him. The man has done will be brought before the Lord God in His
apostle Paul reminded the Romans that God was good book of remembrance (2 Corinthians 5:10). As the people
and severe (Romans 11:22). Through the hand of the of God cried out in their sorrow, the Lord was not
Assyrians God has punished His own people but now unmindful of the guilt of Nineveh. Yet "the LORD is
judgment was coming upon these pagans for their good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows
rebellion of the one True God. Justice is the character of them that trust in him" (Nahum 1:7). The final two
God upon the righteous and the unrighteous, characters of God found in His goodness and His
The God of Nahum is a wrathful God (Nahum 1:2). protection. As a refreshing rain in the midst of a storm, the
The warnings of God were not mere words but He carried love of God is found in the destruction brought upon the
out His judgment upon ungodly men. His wrath was city of Nineveh.
exercised upon the world of Noah by the destruction of The oracle against Nineveh shows the goodness of God
every living being save eight (Genesis 6-9). By the. hand for His love of all men. He does not want anyone to perish
of Assyria, Israel had felt the wrath of the Lord. Now this (2 Peter 3:9) but He will bring judgment upon those who
same hand of judgment turns against Nineveh and Assyria do not trust Him nor obey Him. The Lord will protect
to feel the wrath of God. He is also a God of vengeance, those who seek His refuge. All men should come to know
This speaks to His nature of wrath but the action is sure. the God of Nahum "Know therefore that the Lord your
Let no man think that God .will not exercise His wrath God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and
upon the disobedient. Nineveh would feel the full fury of steadfast love with those who love him and keep his
God's wrath through His hand of vengeance (Nahum 1:8). commandments, to a thousand generations"
The God of Nahum is a God slow to anger (Nahum (Deuteronomy 7:9).
1:3). In the midst of the fury of God's wrath and

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

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Four Generations are shown left to right, back row: Grandmother
Nelda Jane Brown Martens holding Phoebe Richelle Brown Saylers;
great-grandmother, Mattie Koon, mother, Tina Marie Brown Saylers.
Front row: Son, Jesse Ray Brown Salyers and daughter, Angela Renee
Brown Saylers.


Tina Brown Saylers and Matthew Saylers of Lake City are the proud par-
ents of a baby girl.
Phoebe Richelle Brown Saylers was born on January 30, 2008 at 12:30
a.m. Phoebe weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was born at
Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City.
Phoebe joins her sister, Angela Renee and a brother, Jesse Ray.
Tina said her mom and daddy, Harold and Nelda Jane Brown Martens were
with her at the hospital for two days. Tina thanks her parents for their support
and love.



Card of thanks
Wonderful things happen when
different groups of people get to-
gether to do things for other people
.- who are unable to do those things for
A group of young men from Big
Sandy, Texas ages 18 to 23 give one
.. year of their lives just doing for oth-
- ers. They came to my house, raked
. - all, the leaves and pine needles away
from the edge of the house-and then
-. proceeded to do the entire yard, pick-
ing up twigs and branches too. They
.. also cleaned my roof of pine needles,
- cleaned the gutters and made sure the
- walks and carport were swept clean.
After they made sure there was
-. nothing else they could do they asked
-. a for a favorite hymn. They beautifully
.. - sang "The Old Rugged Cross" my
.--. grandmother's favorite. Then, being
.- Christian young men, they asked if
they could pray with me, and they
- .- did, with me and for me.
Our own Gilchrist Character
Council helps in getting the ALERT

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* Banks
* Clubhouses

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* Doctor's Offices
* Clubs

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* Waxing Floors

* Stripping Floors
* Buffing All Floor Types


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Team here, and go, Wth t.qm to eaqh,
job. Bethel Baptist Church volun-
teered drivers and their church vans
as transportation for the group. They
stayed at Otter Springs Campground.
I just want to say a big "Thank
You" to all of them. Please keep
them in your prayers. They all are a
true blessing to those of us who need
a helping hand every now and then.
May God bless you all
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'Carriaye '7Pppfica/ions in
9,icis/ oun/
William Paul Almond,
12/15/1949, and Ann Louise Kiel,
8/18/1965, both of High Springs.
Gregory Allen Hale, 12/3/1976,
and Christa Liane Matthews,
7/9/1983, both of Trenton.

Bell residents Randy and Sandy
Panchyshyn took their family to the
Daytona 500 recently. Sandy said the
race was wonderful despite the fact
that their favorite driver Dale Earn-
hardt Jr. did not win. The family com-
plained over the lack of crowd control
at the end of the race, which forced
them to wait three hours to leave the
racetrack. One highlight was being
able to stand within five feet of racing
legend Richard Petty, Sandy said. The
family was featured several times on
the SPEED Network and they were
able to get driver Kenny Wallace's
autograph while at the race.
Anna Mae and Gray Schofield were
visited by Mary Jane and Scottlyn
James on Feb. 16-21. The James' live
in Woodstock, Georgia, but travel to
Trenton to visit Mary Jane's mother
and brother often. Anna Mae report-
ed that Scottlyn is now-13 years old
and taller than she is. While in town,
Mary Jane visited an antique mall
near Lake City with her friend Diane
As of Monday afternoon, County
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison Jr.
was still listed in the Intensive Care
Unit at North Florida Regional Hos-

_Jecorcfed'JEarriayes in
91'{crisl Counly
Johnny Thomas McDaniel,
3/26/1948, and Patricia Elizabeth
Knisley, 11/06/1946, both of Tren-
ton, were married on 2/18/08 in
Trenton by Mrs. Deborah Craft,
notary public.
Warren Keith McGehee,
9/18/1973, and Shannon Nicole
Watson, 10/27/1982, both of Tren-
ton were married in High Springs
by Rev. Steve Brook.

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet
Suwannee Valley Players announces auditions for its upcoming production
of Romeo and Juliet, a classic play by William Shakespeare.
Auditions.will be held at the Chief Theatre on 25 E. Park Avenue in
Chiefland on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Needed: 9 men ages 16 and up; 1 female teenager; 3 women ages 30 and
up. Several additional parts can be either male or female. No preparation is
needed. There will be several cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will
be scheduled with cast consideration. Show dates are: May 30 June 8 with
possible hold over the following weekend.
For more information contact the director, Susan Lastra at: phone (352)
493-ARTS or email: slastra916@aol.com. Or visit our website at www.sv-
.. -l .... - - .-

4e Bryant


For Sheriff
Oilchrist County


I have had the opportunity to be involved in several aspects of the
Sheriff's Office, and I have taken many law enforcement training
classes. But in my experience, success in law enforcement always
comes back to your commitment to. the citizens, employees and
ultimately Gilchrist County. You must mean what you say and be
willing to stand behind it. When you become involved in a
situation, see it through to the end. And when the situation is
resolved, check back from time to time on the people affected.
I believe in today's society you must be committed to everything.you do. We as a community, have to
come together to help stop crime and eliminate drugs. When you tell someone you are going to do
something to take care of their problem, follow through with it. You will earn their respect and
confidence that the job will get done and together we can become a better community.
I have wanted to be the Sheriff of Gilchrist County for as long as 1 can remember.
Give me the opportunity to show you my commitment to the citizens of Gilchrist County.
Political advertisement paid and approved by Bryant Frye, Democrat for Sheriff. Gilchrist County



Since 1991 Beth has owned and operated Nature
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pital. His wife Diana said D. Ray is
still breathing on his own, having
been taken off the ventilator on Sat-
urday. The doctors had D. Ray sit on
the side of his bed on Monday, which
was a big deal considering he hasn't
sat up for 14 days.
To submit news to the Socials, call
Happy Birthday wishes to: Rhonda
Justice, Marjorie Henley, and Quit-
ney Kincaid on February 29; Mat-
thew Smith, Ty Smith, Monica Vick-
ers Green, Paula Phillips, Amanda
Mathis and Adam Mizell on March
1; Liz Holder, Lloyd Holder, and
Chance Brooks on March 2; Jenni-
fer Smagaoz, Bruce Smith, Nicholas
Quincey, David Brown, and Rubert
Nobles on March 3; Cindy Castor,
Kandi Rose, Claudia Dees and Sum-
mer Butler on March 4; Niko Sims,
Lisa Cavallaro, Cheryl Lucero on
March 5.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Bob
and Marty Frye on February 28; Mr.
and Mrs. Eddie Perryman, Mr. and
Mrs. Mike Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmie Elmore, and Bill and Donna
on March 1.



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Joseph Lee Jury and Christina May Robinson

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Eric and Rita Robinson of Trenton
are proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Christina May
Robinson to Joseph Lee Jury.
Joseph is the son of Cathy Gallion
of Apalachicola.
The wedding is being planned
for September of 2008. It will be at

Gilchrist County holds
Toxic Roundup
Bring household hazardous wastes
such as 'paint, insecticides, used oil,
solvents, fluorescent lamps, used -bat-
teries, old fertilizer, cleaning chemi-
cals and stale gasoline to the 2008
Gilchrist County Toxic Roundup.
These items are some of the many
household hazardous wastes that
will be safely disposed of for you.
The Toxic Roundup will be held on
Saturday, March 8 at the Solid Waste
Transfer and Recycling Station in
Bell from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the
City Park Picnic Shelter in Trenton
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proper dispos-
al of these products will help prevent
contamination of our water supply
and keep our environment safe.
Simply bring your household haz-
ardous wastes to the collection center
and the trained attendants will un-

the Hatchbend Apostolic Church in
Branford. The reception will follow
immediately after the ceremony.
Details will be announced at a later
date. All family, friends and loved
ones are welcome to attend. Please
come share the joy of the beginning
of our new life together.

load and handle all your hazardous
wastes; there is no need to even get
out of your car. The process is quick,
easy, and free of charge for Gilchrist
County residents and fee based for
To transport these hazardous ma-
terials, carefully pack the hazard-
ous waster containers in boxes with
dividers. If a container leaks, pack
it in a larger container with an ab-
sorbent material such as cat litter or
oil absorbent. Do not mix different
or unknown materals together. All
containers must be labeled. If you
cannot identify the contents label it
Do not bring explosives such as
ammunition, dynamite and blasting
agents; reactives such as crystal-
lized ethers, picric acid and sodium
and phosphorus metals; infectious
wastes; or pressurized cylinders such
as compressed gases.


Ashley Pendarvis Christy Johnson Katie Wright Georgia Arrington Christine Arnold

Offering a Full Line of Spa & Salon Services and Boutique Items

12251 N.W. lwy. 19, Chiclland
Owners:" Carla MAan Cothron & Brenth/ E. Herring


I would like to begin by thanking
the Board of Directors for the oppor-
tunity to serve Gilchrist County as
the Executive Director of the Cham-
ber of Commerce. My name is Kyle
Stone, and it is my pleasure to assist
Gilchrist County in this capacity. I am
eager to meet our members and will
be coming around to introduce my-
self. Also I am available at the Cham-
office located at
220 S. Main St.
in Trenton or /
call 463-3467. /
Please stop by -'
and say hello.
New mem- Gilchris
ber showcase: GilchrP
AAA/Auto Club County
South/ AAA In-
surance at 1201 Florida
NW 13th Street, .
Gainesville, Fl. .
32601. Contact .
Dale Murray "
for information
about Insurance,
Travel and Auto Club needs. Call
(352) 373-7801 Ext. 2238. or email
dmurray@aaasouth.com. Visit their
website at AAA.com.
Relative Care Giver Foundation,
Inc. P.O. Box 274, Bell, Fl. 32619.
The foundation mission is to assist
relatives raising relative children in
a confidential manner in a support

For more information, call Patrick
Fischer at (352) 463-3185. The Toxic
Roundup is sponsored by the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection and Gilchrist County Com-

Governor Crist
appoints Wardlow to the
Early Learning
Coalition of The Nature
Governor Charlie Crist today an-
nounced the following appointment:
Early Learning Coalition of the Na-
ture Coast. Robert C. Wardlow III,
40, of Weeki Wachee, certified public
accountant with Woodruff Wardlow
Nelson Cash, succeeding Michelle
Finnen as chair, appointed for a term
beginning February 21, 2008, and
ending April 30, 2009.

pen nAforum meeting
An open forum meeting will be
held on Friday, February 29 at 7 p.m.
in the Gilchrist County Regional Li-
This discussion meeting will be
held for those who are disturbed by
the degradation of the American soci-
ety and who seek positive solutions.
The library is located at 105 NE 11th
Ave and Main St. For more infor-
mation call Hank Richstine at (352)

Homeschool student
Attention Christian parents of Tri-
County area homeschoqlers: If you
have been looking for a way to dis-
cover not only your child's subject
levels, motivational gifts and learn-
ing style with ideas for individualized
curriculum, but would also like to
have him/her tested or evaluated for
the Florida State DOE required man-
date for academic basic skills using
a nationally normed test, assistance
can be obtained locally, and in a non-
threatening, low-stress atmosphere,
and all of that for a reasonable fee.
There is a 40-plus year experi-
enced, nationally certified teacher/
test administrator/evaluator who is
standing by to help you. Simply dial
(352) 463-1473, leave your name and
phone number and a return call be
made to you right away.
Since you know that the' best
"school of learning is the home,"
why not make the best choice for a
basic skills test or evaluation? There
are limited appointment -Spring and
Summer dates available, so you are
urged to make contact immediately.

Tri-County Cancer
Relay For Life
wants you!
Did you know that local cancer
patients and their families received
14,312 services through the Ameri-
can Cancer Society last year? That
81 area patients received free lodging
at the Hope Lodge while undergoing
cancer treatment? That 36 local chil-
dren and families received support
through the Reaching Out to Cancer
Kids (ROCK) program?
All of these programs are paid for
through your contributions to the
American Cancer Society. The Can-
cer Society allocates just 5.7% of its
funds to management and general
expenses, with the other 94.3% di-
vided between research, prevention,
detection, patient services and fund-
We need your support to make
this year's Relay happen. This year's
theme is Carnival For Life, with lots
of fun and entertainment for the en-

group setting. Their goal is to provide
resources, guidance and assistance to
all who are interested in advocating
for the rights of caregivers raising
children and for the caregivers them-
selves. Contact Director Kim Weise at
(352) 535-7748 or email at rcaregiv@
aol.com. On Saturday, March 15th
beginning at 10 a.m., Relative Care
Giver Foundation, Inc will sponsor
an Easter egg hunt
at Bell Town Park
with games, hot
dogs and raffles.
In addition, there
will be a food and
clothing distribu-
Suwannee Riv-
er Shrine Club,
Bobby Heath,
President, 7821
T, Hwy 26, Fan-
9 ning Springs, Fl.
32680. Shriners...
Having Fun and
Helping Kids, The
World's Greatest
Philanthropy. Contact Tom Partin at
(352) 463-8949 or (662) 574-7955
for information on membership or
clubhouse rental.
Did you know? Gilchrist County
was created in 1925 making it the
youngest county in Florida. It was
named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Gov-
ernor of Florida from 1909 to 1913.

tire family!
If you are interested in becoming
a committee member, team captain,
or would just like more information
about the myriad ways in which the
American Cancer Society helps peo-
ple in North Central Florida, please
plan to join us on Thursday, Febru-
ary 28th, at the Capital City Bank in
Chiefland. Committee members will

Fund-raiser for Travis
Travis Strickland was recently
injured in a 52-foot fall while
working. He has no insurance and
is in need of financial help. A fund
raiser will be held for Travis on
Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at CJ's
Santa Fe Saloon which is located
at 11290 N. U.S. 129, in Branford,
1/4 mile before Gilchrist/Suwan-
nee County line.
A cook-out is planned as well as
a silent auction and a 50/50 draw-
ing. All donations will be much
appreciated. Please call 386-935-
2720 for more' information.

_________________ II

Free Balloons

By Carrie A. Mizell
Suwannee River Kubota will
hold a Bush Hog Open House on
Saturday, Mar. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Door prizes will be awarded at
the ride and drive event where re-
freshments will be served.
Co-owners Alan Page and Greg
Leggett opened the Suwannee
River Kubota on U.S. 19 between
Chiefland and Fanning Springs on
Oct. 4, 2007 to provide customers
in the tri-county area with Kubota,
Land Pride and Bush Hog tractors,
lawn mowers and implements.
"We. opened at a rough time,"

meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
followed by a Team Captain meeting
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We need
all the help and support we can get to
make this year's Relay the best ever!
For more information, contact Relay

Easter Bunny

Page said. "But we think this is a
wonderful area, one that will con-
tinue to grow."
The full service dealership em-
ploys two mechanics who can work
on any type of tractor.
According to Page, the most
popular item the dealership sells is
compact tractors ranging from 30
to 35 horsepower. Parts are sold at
the dealership for every tractor that
is sold.
"Our goal is to do a super job in
service and parts," Page said. "The
only way to distinguish ourselves is
to please our customers."

Chair Anni Egan at (352) 214-0837,
Co-Chair Cindy Chadwick at (352)
493-9061 or ACS Community Rep-
resentative Heather Hayes at (352)
376-6866 at ext. 119. We hope to
see you there!

Free Drinks

For more information contact Davey Padot 352-359-8899
or Wendy Padot 352-327-2808

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Easter Egg Hunt

Fanning Springs

City Council

Invites families with children ages 11 and under

To come join us for fun at the

Fort Fanning Historical Park

(Across from Fanning Springs State Park)

Saturday, March 8th

Free Prizes include Bicycles, Build a Bear Gift
Cards, Easter Baskets Filled with Goodies, and

Activities include: Petting Zoo, 2 Moonwalks,
Face Painting, Fire Truck, Educational
Activities and Over 3000 Hidden Eggs.

Registration for Prizes begins at 9:30 a.m.
Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m.

Don't forget to bring the kids' Easter Baskets

and be prepared to have FUN!

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Trenton Middle School Baseball

Front Row (L to R) Travis Bunting, Ozie Parrish, Brooks Parrish (bat boy), Ty Gorton, Bubba Harris,
Stephen Smith. Middle Row (L to R) Darren Skawienski, Jamie Mower, Don Martin, Clif Bryant, Ced-
ric Stokes, Hunter Parrish, Hunter Williams, Jonathan Smith. Back Row (L to R) Coach Rowe, Jonathan
Rowe, Coach Smith, Corbin Wiggins, Brett Colson, Kane Crosby, Coach Bryant.

by Todd Bryant
Trenton MS vs. Suwannee
County MS. Trenton Middle School
(TMS) opened its baseball season by
hosting Suwannee County Middle
School the Bull Pups. The two
teams met in Trenton on February
14th. TMS started Kane Crosby on
the mound. Crosby pitched the first
three innings, gave up seven hits,
struck out four, walked three, and
gave up seven runs. The Tigers mis-
played a couple of fly balls that led
to some long innings for Crosby and
the Tigers. The Bull Pups started a
tall lefty on the mound. He pitched
five innings, scattered five hits, had
one walk, and gave up one run to
the Tigers. Corbin Wiggins relieved
Crosby for TMS in the fourth inning.
He pitched the fourth, fifth, sixth and
seventh innings and had command of
his fastball and change up. Wiggins
struck out one, walked one, and gave
up no hits or runs in the four relief in-
nings. The Tigers scored twice more
after Suwannee's lefty was replaced
on the mound. Offensively, the Ti-
gers were led by Jonathan Smith with
three hits and Cedric Stokes with two
hits. Stephen Smith, Kane Crosby,
Clif Bryant, Hunter Williams, and

Corbin Wiggins each contributed a
hit to the cause. Suwannee County
defeated TMS 7-3 and the Tigers got
ready to play Lake. City Richardson
MS on Feb 21st.
Trenton MS vs. Lake City Rich-
ardson MS. TMS played Lake City
Richardson MS on February 21st at
Trenton Field. LCR came into Tren-
ton expecting to run over the smaller
school. However, TMS proved to
be a tough opponent. TMS started
Corbin Wiggins on the mound. He
pitched the first and second innings,
striking out four, walking one, and-
gave up no runs. In the first two in-
nings TMS hitters scored nine runs
on six hits and gave its pitchers all
the run support they would need for
the game. Brett Colson relieved
Wiggins but had a tough outing. He
pitched to eight hitters, striking out
one, but gave up five walks and three
runs before being replaced by Darren
Skawienski. Big "D" struck out the
last hitter in the third inning and struck
out two more in the fourth, giving up
no runs. Offensively the Tigers had
twelve hits. Stephen Smith was 2 for
3, Cedric Stokes was 2 for 2 with a
double, Jonathan Smith was 2 for 3,
Clif Bryant was 2 for 3 with a double,


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From February 28, 2008 to March 5, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
3-/5 Early Release
2/28 SAT 10 Testing
2/29 SAT 10 Testing
3/5 12:45 pm Early Release
3/5 Pre-K Screening
2/28 3/5 pm MPA Band Rehearsal Auditorium
2/28 5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Hawthorne Softball Field
2/29 4pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Trenton Baseball Field
2/29 5 pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Mayo Mayo
3/1 12 pm Varsity Baseball vs. Seven Rivers Lecanto
3/3 3/5 pm MPA Band Rehearsal Auditorium
3/4 4 pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Mayo Mayo
3/4 4 pm Softball (MS/V) vs. Bronson Softball Field
3/5 1 pm Early Release
2/28 SAT 10 Test for K, 1 & 2.
2/28 3/5 pm Drama
2/28 4 pm Softball (MS) vs. Bronson Softball Field
2/28 6 pm Softball (V) vs. Oak Hall Softball Field
2/28 7 pm Baseball (V) vs. Oak Hall Baseball Field
2/29 4pm Baseball (JV/V) vs. Bell Bell
2/29 4 pm MS Baseball vs. Suwannee County Live Oak
3/1 Beta Candy Sale for Relay for Life
3/1 Drama Cookie Dough & Pizza Coupon Fundraiser
3/1 6:30 pm Alumni Baseball Game Baseball Field
3/4 4 pm JV Baseball vs. Hawthorne Hawthorne
3/4 5 pm MS Baseball vs. Union County Baseball Field
3/4 5 pm MS Softball vs. Lake Butler Softball Field
3/4 5 pm V Softball vs. Union County Lake Butler
3/5 1 pm Early Release

Jonathan Rowe had a single, Hunter
Williams was hit twice, Kane Crosby
was 2 for 3 and Corbin Wiggins had a
double. The game was called due to
the 2-hour time limit with TMS lead-
ing LCR 14-3. TMS would face the
Bronson Eagles the next day.
Trenton MS vs. Bronson MS.
TMS traveled to Bronson on Feb
22nd to play one of its long time ri-
vals. Bronson's baseball program is
improving each year and the Tigers
were excited to take on the Eagles.
TMS scored three runs in the first
inning, three in the second, three in
the third and three in the fifth. Of-
fensively Stephen Smith led all hit-
ters going 4 for 4 with four singles
while Clif Bryant went 2 for 4 with
two long doubles and four RBIs.
Cedric Stokes had 2 hits, Jonathan
Rowe had 2 hits, Kane Crosby had 2
hits, Hunter Parrish had a hit and Don
Martin singled for the Tigers. On the
mound for TMS Kane Crosby had
command of his fastball and pitched
the first inning with two strike outs.
Jonathan Rowe pitched the second
inning and struck out one using a
good fastball and split finger change
up. In the third inning Clif Bryant
used an overhand breaking ball to
strike out two. Hunter Williams had
great control in the fourth inning and
.struckl-out one %. lule Cedric Stokes
pitched thle fifthin ini and struck out
-tfe:l The: ThiS pitc'heYr struck 'itt
seven, walked two, gave up only one
hit and no runs in their 12-0 defeat of
the Eagles. TMS improved its record
to 2-1 and travels to Bell on February
26th to take on the Bulldogs.

Quilts needed for

antique quilt show

on March 15
The area's first antique quilt show
will be held in Trenton on March 15
and the quilt show committee is re-
questing antique and vintage quilts
to display at this show. The quilts
need to be turned in to the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shoppe in Trenton by
March 8.
For further information on the show
and quilts please contact Stephanie
Metts or Lois Scott at 352-463-3842.

Sharon Akins Langford
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Home Phone: (352) 472-2629
Cell Phone: (352) 213-2395
Commissioner Board Meetings held
Tst and 3rd Monday of each month.
Administrator 463-3198
Animal Control................... 463-3158
Building Dept 463-3173
Planning & Zoning................463-3127
Clerk of Court 463-3170
Clerk of Court.............1-800-267-3182
Code Enforcement................463-3157
Extension Office....................463-3174
Hart Springs Park...............463-3444
Health Dept 463-3120
Judge's Office.................... 463-3400
Property Appraiser.................463-3190
Property Appraiser......1-800-209-3208
Road Dept 463-3223
Sheriff's Office..................... 463-3410
Solid Waste 463-3185
Supervisor of Elections..........463-3194
Tax Collector 463-3178
Tax Collector....: ..........1-800-240-3207
Veteran's Office..................463-3188

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Located on Hwy. 129 Mobile Homes / Houses / Business
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AreaSince 1975 "Our Customers Come First"

Trenton Elementary
celebrates Black History
On Friday, February 22nd Trenton
Elementary School celebrated Black
History month with an assembly re-
minding students of the many great
contributions Black Americans have
made to our country.
Shandrika Stokes did a beautiful
job singing "Lift Every Voice and
Sing" for our students. Students and
staff joined together in a skit entitled,
"A Story About Black History," out-
lining the many contributions Black
Americans have made. Also, the
president of the NAACP, Al Joe
Carnegie, spoke to our students about
being the best you can be.
Throughout the month, teachers
were encouraged to share information
with their students about Black inven-
tors. Every class was given the name
of a Black inventor to learn about and
create a door decoration. The teach-
ers and students did a marvelous job
decorating the halls. The winners
of the door decorating contest were
announced Friday afternoon. In 1st
place was Ms. McGee/Ms. Roberts'
Pre-K Class who made a replica of
a wood stove invented by T.A. Car-
rington. Coming in 2nd place was
Mrs. Brown's Pre-K Class recreating
a lawn mower scene as invented by
John Albert Burr. There was a tie for
3rd place: Mrs. Petrello's 1st grade
class with a replica of a pen invented
by W.B. Purvis, and Mrs. Long's 1st
grade class' rendition of pyramids by
IMHOTEP. All of the classes did a
fantastic job.
This assembly proved to be a great
success enlightening our students
about how Black History is an impor-
tant part of American History.

Ocala Livestock Report
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday, February 25,
2008 were: this week 423, last Week
655 and last year 300.
Slaughter cows and bulls were
mostly steady. Feeder steers and heif-
ers were steady to 1.00 higher. Sup-
ply was light, demand was moderate.
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs
73 percent, (44 percent steers, 29 per-
cent heifers),over 600 lbs slaughter
cows and bulls 20 percent, replace-
ment cows 7 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85per-
cent: 875-1170 (1004) 58.00-66.00
(60.13); 1215-1485 (1340) 62.00-
66.00 (63.73).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 107-775 (652) 40,0,0-4.00
14 0 l ri,, dre.i.g;gi' ,- i -1.<4,2i
.4 ,.,0-5 ,'o (56.6);.,W.lo -w 5 i.SS,
SOiV-'50 o00 (47i1 low dressing.

The first place award went to Ms. McGee and Ms. Roberts Pre-K Class
for this wood stove replica. The inventor was T.A. Carrington.

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1125-1315
(1202) 64.00-68.00 (66.08); 1275-
1370 (1317) 60.00-62.00 (61.35) low
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 150-175 (158)
185.00-195.00 (191.32); 255-270
(262) 138.00-140.00 (138.97); 300-
310 (307) 128.00-130.00 (128.65);
350-360 (355) 134.00-138.00
(136.03); 400-425 (412) 111.00-
127.00 (118.76); 455-467 (467)
107.00-119.00 (118.60); 550-580
(565) 97.00-101.00 (99.05).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 2-3: 200-215 (210)
122.00-134.00 (128.83); 260-285
(272) 120.00-132.00 (126.48); 310-
325 (317) 109.00-126.00 (118.40);
355-390 (372) 106.00-118.00
(111.72); 405-420 (413) 105.00-
110.00 (107.02); 450-495 (471)
100.00-103.00 (101.76); 505-520
(512) 90.00-100.00 (94.05); 550-570
(557) 95.00-98.00 (96.33).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 205-245 (225) 109.00-124.00
'(115.25); 265-280 (272) 108.00-
i 1.100 (113 14); -' 315-335' (325)

100.00-105.00 (102.42); 400-425
(412) 86.00-95.00 (90.36).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 150-175 (162) 165.00-170.00
(167.69); 300-340 (318) 108.00-
114.00 (111.15); 410-440 (425)
99.00-101.00 (100.04); 454-475
(455) 98.00-105.00 (104.71); 525-
540 (530) 94.00-102.00 (98.00).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 200-235 (220) 110.00-122.00
(115.77); 270-295 (281) 100.00-
112.00 (105.62); 320-345 (331)
87.00-105.00 (97.42); 355-395 (369)
95.00-102.00 (98.66); 430-440 (435)
90.00-93.00 (91.52); 455-495 (480)
94.00-95.00 (94.34).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 220-245
(232) 98.00-104.00 (101.16); 260-
280 (270) 86.00-88.00 (86.96).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2: 740-795 (767) 71.00-76.00 (73.63)
4-6 Months Bred; 810-1135 (932)
55.00-92.00 (73.33) 4-6 Months
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 745-765 (755) 500.00-670.00
(583.87); 845 (845) 660.00 (660.00).


Dear Gilchrist County Fair Booster,

As you know, this year's Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show is just a couple of
weeks away. We are again working to raise funds to help buy animals that our FFA and 4-H
members will show in this year's fair. Our main goal is to help establish a minimum sale
price so the youth of our county are all supported equally. We also support the FFA Chap-
ters and 4 -H Clubs of Gilchrist County by trying to purchase their animals. With your help,
last year we were able to raise approximately $17,000.00 with which we bought 30
animals. The children that benefited from your gracious donations all left this experience
with a huge smile on their face.

Many of you mailed your check to us last year which greatly helped the fund raising
process. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would again mail your check to 2079 SW
75th Ave, Bell, Fl 32619. Please give Ronnie a call at 352-463-6143 or Terry 352-494-4638
if you have questions or if you would like to personally help with this project.

Again we really appreciate your help and look forward to your participation this year.



Ronnie Smith & Terry Parrish

Please cut bottom portion and mail back with your donation:

Fair Boosters
I 2079 SW 75th Ave
, Bell, FL 32619

Your Name
Amount of Donation (circle one)

$100 Bronze Booster
$250 Silver Booster
$500 Gold Booster
$1000 or more Platinum Super Booster

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2008 Suwannee River Fair And Livestock
Association Show And Sale
March 6-8, March 15 and March 28 April 2
Schedule Of Events
Thursday, March 6
4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Poultry Entry
4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Rabbit Entry (Except Cloverbud Rabbits)
Friday, March 7
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Cloverbud Rabbit Entry
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Consumer Choices Judging Teams Regis-
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Poultry Judging Registration
6:00 p.m. Primary and Senior Consumer Choices
Judging Event
7:00 p.m. Junior Consumer Choices Judging Event
6:00p.m. 8:00 p.m. Poultry Judging Contest
7:00 p.ni. 9:00 p.m. Cloverbud Rabbit Show
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Dairy Cow Entry
Saturday, March 8:
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Horse Entry
9:00 a.m. Horse Show
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Dairy Cow Show
8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Poultry Show and Showmanship
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Rabbit Show and Showmanship
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Rabbit Judging Contest
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Horse and Dairy Cow
Skill-a-Thon Contests
5:00 p.m. Dairy Judging Events
7:00p.m. 9:00 p.m. Rabbit and Poultry and Dairy Release
Saturday, March 15
7:00 a.m. 10 a.m. Heifer Entry
1:00 p.m. Heifer Show and Showmanship
Friday, March 28
2:30p.m. 7:00 p.m. Steer Entry
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Home Economics Entry (NON-FOOD
Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Swine Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Home Economics Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Dairy Goat Entry
1:00 p.m. 4:00 plm. Judging of Home Economics Exhibits
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Registration
2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Livestock Judging Events
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Release of Home Economics-PERISH-
4:00 p.m. Fat Steer Showmanship
Following Fat Steers Feeder Steer Showmanship
Sunday, March 30
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Fair Grounds Open For Public Viewing Of
1:30 p.m. Dairy Goat Costume Contest
2:30 p.m. Exhibitor Milking Contest
3:00 p.m. Adult Milk-Off
4:30 p.m. Mock Dairy Goat Show
6:00 p.m. Fashion Review
Monday, March 31
8:30 a.m. Swine Showmanship
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Home Economics Open For Review
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Dairy Goat Show
Immediately After Show Release Dairy Entries
5:00 p.m. Swine Show
Tuesday, April 1
8:30 a.m. Feeder Steer Show
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Home Economics Open For Review
1:30 p.m. Market Steer Show
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Release of Home Economics
6:00 p.m. Awards Presentation
Wednesday, April 2
9:30 a.m. Sale
12:00 p.m. Buyers Luncheon
1:30 p.m. -Sale, ..
Fair grounds will be opened by 6:00 a.m: and closed by 10:00 p.m. every day.,
No one is to sleep in the Livestock area, in tents, or in any area.not designated for
such. All children must be under adult supervision at all times.

jTrenton High School
Thank you to everyone who partic-
ipated in our Valentine's Day flower
pen fund-raiser. We appreciate your
SOur next meeting will be on Tues-
.'day, March 4 at 7 p.m. We would
love to see one adult representing

each student enrolled in our school.
At the March 4th meeting, we will be
planning future fund-raising ideas,
including the middle school Spring
Fling, which is scheduled for April
18th. We need your ideas and input.
If you have questions please
contact Emily Carroll at 463-3210.
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Tigers go 1-1 this
week... 2-1 Overall
By Brandon McElroy
Tuesday, weather that every base-
ball player dreams of, rolled over the
Trenton High field. The Tigers ex-
ploited this opportunity to the fullest
knowing that good weather has been
slim this season. The Tigers wanted
to set the tone for the district with
their first district game of the season
against Hawthorne. Offense, offense,
offense! The Tigers got ahead and
stayed ahead in this game as great
defense turned into offense as Andy
Jones had 10 strikeouts in only 4 in-
nings pitched. Billy Owens and Justin
Alvarez scored every time they got on
base, bringing in 4 runs apiece; also
Jeffery Delong had 3 RBI's batting a
.500 this game. The Tigers really sent
a message to everyone in the district
with this win with a final score: Tren-
ton Tigers 16 and Hawthorne Hornets
Once again, disappointing rain
delays flooded the Tigers hearts,
as this was the second game called
due to weather in just two weeks.
The rain delays simply prolong the
inevitable..."W's" in that win col-
The final game of the week had the
Tigers on their toes. The preseason
loss against the Chiefland Indians mo-
tivated the Tigers to play with every
ounce of Tiger pride they could find.
They played with heart and emotion
determined to come out victorious
over the Indians. Unwavering pitcher
Andy Jones controlled the game with
12 strikeouts; while freshman catch-
er Caleb Smith controlled the plate,
playing like a true Tiger. The Tigers
got up 2 runs to none early in the 1st
inning and held that lead until the 6th
inning when number 20, Pitts, hit a 2-
run homerun to tie the game. The top
of the 7th came up and the Tigers just
couldn't seem to find the runs as they
took the field bound and determined
to make this game go into extra in-
nings. All in all, it was the little er-
rors in the beginning of the game that
messed the Tigers up, as they were
unable to pull off the upset. This loss
really struck the Tigers deep.
As they take the season one game
at time, this loss will be on their mind
inspiring them to play indomitably;
hopefully, making this the only heart-
breaking loss this season! The Indi-
ans went on to win this one, giving
the Tigers their first loss of the sea-
son, 3 runs to 2.
The Tigers are scheduled to play
Oak Hall at home on Thursday the
27th expecting to advance in the dis-
trict. Also the first game of the classic
Trenton-Bell rivalry is Friday, March
28th! The Tigers hope that everyone
in Gilchrist County will be attending
'this gae e! Ifyoiu don't go to any oth-
er games this season, this is the one
that you need to attend. These games
are always exciting and are consid-
ered to be a "family affair."

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Retired FFA advisor visits 5th rade class

Left to right: kneeling: Jesse Hunter, Austin Thomas, Chad Barns, Logan Cutts, Robyn Messier. Second
row kneeling: Audrey Powers, Emilie Young, Tehya Turner, Cody Ellinger, Cassandra Baron, Michaelah
Sundberg. Third row standing: Wyatt Aderholt, Kelsey Cox, Cassidy Panchyshyn, Adrianna Hodge,
Baylee Rolling, Stephanie Stalvey, Alyssa White. Forth row standing: Chris Evans, Joe Jacobs, Chris
Fowler, Dylan Ritchey, Mrs. Sharon Langford, Mr. Everett.

During National FFA Week, Mr.
Everett stopped by and talked to Mrs.
Sharon Langford's 5th grade class at
Bell Elementary School. Mr. Everett
was invited to talk to the students
about FFA. He was Mrs. Langford's
Junior/Senior FFA advisor and teach-
er at Trenton High School during the
years of 1986-1988. The students
enjoyed listening and asking ques-,
tions to Mr. Everett.They learned a
lot about agriculture and FFA. These
5th graders will have the opportunity
to join FFA next year.

Trenton High School
Band Boosters
We will be having our next meet-
ing on March 10 at 7 p.m. in the
band room. We will be discussing the
agenda for spring. We would love to
have at least one parent from every
member of all of the bands. The more
volunteers, the more we can accom-
plish. At the last meeting we did have
some new members join us and. we
appreciate them and hope to have
even more at the next meeting.
Our spring schedule has begun.
Please check to make sure you know
when extra practices are. The Fes-
tival will be on March 8th, and we
wish the band good luck.
We are creating our first THS Band
Booster Cookbook. We welcome rec-
ipes of all kinds from desserts to ap-
petizers and everything in between.
If you would like to donate a recipe,
please email it to elliespetals@hot-

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Retired FFA Advisor, Mr. Everett, speaks to the 5th grade class about
"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson
and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
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Tri County Nursing Home's Valentine's Day King and Queen. Pic-
tured left to right: Judy Wickware, Activity assistant, Walter Wal-
dron, Valentine King, Chris Dunn, Activity director, and Martha
Waldron, Valentine Queen.

by Bonnie Wilson
Tri County Nursing Home, a non-
profit organization, held a Valentine's
Day King and Queen contest for the
pleasure of their residents and family
members. The proud winners were
Martha and Walter Waldron.
Miss Martha and Walter have been
married for 61 years, and have been
long time residents of Tri County
Nursing Home for a number of years.
They were both born and raised in
Florida. Walter was a heavy equip-
ment operator from Highlands which

Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department's
March Pancake
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at its fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
1, and run until at least 10 a.m. All
residents of the northeast Gilchrist
County area and surrounding com-
munities are invited to attend.
Looking for a way to help your
community? Ask us about participat-
ing as an Active Firefighter or Asso-

is near Kissimmee.
Miss Martha was a busy housewife,
cooking, cleaning, and taking care of
her family. In addition to this she and
Walter raised cattle and hogs.
They share one son together, Har-
vey Waldron of Trenton. You may
ask what is the key to such a long
relationship? Walter would definitely
tell you that it would be the many
lazy afternoons spent on the river,
talking and laughing with his wife.
Both Walter and Miss Martha loved
spending time outdoors together.

ciate Member. We always welcome
members for both categories. If you
can't make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attend our regular meetings
on the first and third Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of March
(and every month)!

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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:
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Heart Matters
Think about the following ques-
tion and answer it as honestly as you
can: What do you consider the most
important value in a relationship?
It is critical that you know the an-
swer to this question, because when
you value something in a relationship,
you will make sure that it is present
and protected and you will not toler-
ate anything that destroys that value.
Your values work as boundaries to
bring good things into your relation-
ships and keep bad things out...so
what you value is what you will have.
In the same way, if we do not see
something as valuable, we will not
protect it, nor will we fight to gain or
keep it.
Love is often the most popular an-
swer to our question. We understand
that giving and receiving love is an
important value in relationships be-
cause there is a deep need inside all
of us to love and be loved.. .the prob-
lem is that rarely does the kind of
love we are looking for actually exist
in our relationships. Unfortunately,
we often settle for a counterfeit ver-
sion because we aren't sure what the
real thing looks like. In I Corinthians
13:4-8, the Bible gives us God's defi-
nition of love: "Love is patient, love
is kind. It does not envy, it does not
boast, it is not proud. It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking, it is not easily
angered, and it keeps no record of
wrongs. Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth. It always
protects, always trusts, always hopes,
and always perseveres. Love never
Let's look at this description of
love and establish the boundaries it
sets (the good things it brings into
a relationship and the bad things it
keeps out.)
Real love is patient and kind, will-
ing to give others a second chance
and forgive mistakes. It is not quick
to anger, nor is it controlling and
It does not make room for jealousy
of the good things that come the way
of others, nor is it prideful and "one-
up" others over our own blessings.
Love looks out for the best interest
of others and doesn't hold grudges.
Love rejoices in the truth, even
when it is difficult to hear because
even the worst conflicts can be re-
solved when everything is out in the
open. It always protects, not by lying
or covering an offense, but for the
best interest of those involved. Love
also helps us do the right thing to pro-
tect someone we love, even when it
may risk the relationship.
Love always hopes the best is yet to
come, and that there is always room
to grow and change. Itlets us under-u
stand that people will fail us becau e

oachFryepullsoff back-to-backchampionships

Front Row: Quade Kincaid, Aaron Brown, Cole White, Hamp Cheevers, Devon Townsend. Second
Row: Taylor Stewart, Michael Smith, Kade Rogers, Antonio Bongiovanni, Jacob Floyd, Josh Mathis,
Joseph Miller. Back Row: Coaches, Shannon Smith, Bryant Frye, Jerry Brown.
By Brandon McElroy impossible! They entered the cham- Gilchrist County where it belongs!
The stakes were high, as were pionship game undefeated, playing The competition was between sur-
expectations. The Suwannee Val- the team that had only one loss... and rounding counties and proved to be
ley League basketball champion- it was to Coach Frye's Tarheels. as intense and exciting as any high
ship and an undefeated season was Down by as much as 10, the Tar- school basketball game! Congratu-
at risk. Much like Coach Donovan heels came together as one, never lations to the SVL Tarheels and to
and his Gators, Coach Frye and his gave up and pulled off the comeback Coach Frye on a job well done.
SVL Tarheels sought to pull off the victory to bring the trophy back to

they are not perfect, but neither are month of March. Slab to be poured, struction, we can provide you with a
we, and that love can help us move walls and roofing to be done. The way to help.
past those failures. Good Lord willing and the creeks This is a non-denominational
This kind of love put into practice don't rise! Christian ministry which partners
in any relationship will do a great If you want to help or be involved with families to own their home and
job keeping good things in and bad call the numbers below (352) 542- builds a community, one family at a
things out...protect it, for it is valu- 1512 or (352) 463-8003. If you want time. God Bless. Gigi Daube 463-
able and worth fighting for, because to become involved but can't do con- 7207.
our hearts matter.

Blessings, Angie

Habitat making strides
to building first home in
the Tri-County area
Habitat building is underway.
Words cannot express our gratitude
tthe he people who h :i'e helped We
hope to accomplish much in the

Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church

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

10:)0 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service

+6)-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich

"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.

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Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service...8:00 AM..&.. 10:30 AM
Children's Church................... ....... 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service...........................6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..........7:00 PM
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Trenton United
Methodist Church
9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.


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

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

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


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
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Wee Miss Trenton- Winner and
Most Photogenic- Sophia Petrello

Toddler Miss Trenton- Winner
Jayonce Hampton

Little Miss Trenton- Winner, Best Jr. Miss Trenton- Winner and
Dressed and Most Photogenic- Best Dressed- Jordan Elmore
Gracie Langford

Baby Miss Trenton- Winner and Best Dressed- Carlee Wilson with
First Runner Up and Photogenic- Ainslee Welbers.

Pre-Teen Miss Trenton- Winner-
Brandi Musen
The Miss Trenton pageant was held
Saturday February 16th. The pageant
was a success as 20 beautiful young
ladies competed for a title.
Alyssa Cordasco was crowned
Miss Trenton and Overall Beauty
The winners were as follows:
Baby Miss Trenton- Winner and
Best Dressed- Carlee Wilson. First
Runner Up and Photogenic- Ainslee
Welbers Wee Miss Trenton- Win-

Teen Miss Trenton- Winner and
Best Dressed- Rebekah Manbeck
ner and Most Photogenic- Sophia
Petrello. First Runner up and Best
Dressed- Olivia Niederkohr. Tod-
dler Miss Trenton- Winner Jay-
once Hampton. First Runner Up and
Best Dressed- Kenzie Certain. Sec-
ond Runner Up- Charity Aderholt.
Third Runner Up and Most Photo-
genic- Mia Petrello. Little Miss
Trenton- Winner, Best Dressed and
Most Photogenic- Gracie Langford.
Jr. Miss Trenton- Winner and Best


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Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches
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Phone 493-1051
"We send 'em packing!"

Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm

Every week:
Open Mic
2 pm 3 pm

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Haley. Fourth Runner Up
Congratulations to all wi:

Both optimists and pessil
tribute to our society. The
invents the airplane and the
the parachute.

Florida Crackers
Chapter of the Florida
Trail Association
schedules March
The Florida Crackers Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association invites
you to join in our activities and enjoy
the great outdoors in North Central
On Saturday March 1 we will meet
in Cedar Key at the Cedar Key Mu-
seum, 2nd and D Streets, at 10 a.m.
| Dr. John Andrews, will lead a walk-
ing tour of Cedar Key's historic
Overall downtown and share memories of
nd Most growing up on Way Key and Atsena
asco Otie. Then the group will visit the
Cedar Key Historical Society Mu-
First Run- seum, the Andrews' House Annex,
nic- Cayla walk the Cedar Key Trestle Trail (a
Trenton- 0.6 mile nature trail) and enjoy lunch
Teen Miss at a local eatery. For more informa-
Dressed- tion contact leaders Susan and David
runner Up Roquemore call (276) 930-3182 or
ia Rogers. e-mail droque@yahoo.com.
Bogarde. There will group hikes meeting at
erall Win- 8:45 a.m. each Thursday morning in
Photoge- March in the San Felasco Hammock
st Runner State Preserve near Gainesville. The
ond Run- group will walk about 5 miles on var-
*d Runner ious trails in the forest. Hikers should
- Breanna bring water and snacks. Contact lead-
- Tabitha er bot Morrison call (352) 377-7537
or email dotlesslou@aol.com for in-
nners!!.. formation about where to meet (north
or south entrance) and to sign up.
mists con- There will be no March meeting of
e optimist the Florida Crackers Chapter due to
pessimist the Florida Hiking Festival and Flor-
ida Trail Annual Conference March
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help stuff registration envelopes at
the FTA office in Gainesville on
Wednesday March 26. Please call the
FTA office (352) 378-8823 for times
that volunteers are needed.
There will be a MEMBERS ONLY
hike let by Ted Kmet on Saturday
March 15 on the Florida Trail at the
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park in White Springs. Mem-
bers will meet at 10 a.m. in the park-
ing area to the left of the entrance
and hike 4.5 miles along the beauti-
ful banks of the Suwannee River on
the Florida Trail to Sal Marie Creek.
A brief car shuttle will be required.
Following the hike the group will eat
lunch at a local restaurant. To car-
pool from Gainesville, meet at the
Burger King on the south side of 39th
Ave at 1-75 at 8:45 a.m. Members
DAY, MARCH 12. Contact leader
Ted Kmet PHONE: (352) 378-4730
EMAIL: tjkmet@yahoo.com) for
more information, arrange to car pool
and to sign up.
For all FTA events please contact
the activity leader prior to any event
in case there is a change in the time
or location and to sign up. The public
is welcome to participate in all activi-
ties unless designated as "members
only". To learn more about the Flor-
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to some of the best bluegrass in North
Florida. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., bring
.your banjo, flat top, fiddle, even the
big old bass and a lawn chair and set
around the oaks and enjoy jamming.
The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Pickin' takes place at Otter Springs
RV Resort on the first Saturday of
. each month and music starts at 6
p.m. We will be having our Bluegrass
Pickin' going on inside the Otter
Springs RV Resort Lodge. It is free
to the public and in a nice heated or
air-conditioned building.
All you have to do is bring your-
self out to Otter Springs RV Resort
and have a great time and enjoy some
good old time Bluegrass music or
call and reserve a full hookup camp-
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For more information you can call
Cloud Haley at (352) 284-0668 or
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ter Springs RV Resort at (352) 463-
0800. Hope to see you there.

Bell High School class of
1989 reunion
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will be having a 10-year reunion.
Please contact Adam Elliot at (352)
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AARP news

Meet Pat Dukes from the Gilchrist
County Health Department,
who spoke to us on a "Healthy
The regular meeting of the AARP
was held on February 19th at the
Trenton Community Center.
Since this is National Heart Month
and Valentine's Day, the building was
decorated with red and white and
AARP members wore their red T-
shirts or some other red clothing. Our
guest speaker on a "Healthy Heart"
was Pat Dukes from the Gichrist

County Health Departn
you Pat, for your present
President and Legislativ
Randy Durden announce
ey has been approved to
senior center in Trenton.
us that the Gilchrist Coui
sioners have approved th
the additional Homestead
to those who qualify. Yo
into this at the Property
It was announced that
65-plus citizens to qua
$300 Stimulus Package
the US Government, v
out a 1040EZ form and
The AARP Tax-Aide at
Library on Mondays wil
us free if we call to make
ment with them.
This was a very interest
formative meeting and al
plus should be attending
new information to ben
Besides that, we always
cious lunch prepared by
best cooks in Gilchrist C
Hope to see you at ou
ing on March 18, the third
each month.

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an irresistible urge to travel. O.E. I had the opportunity t
stands for "overseas experience" and ademic research in sever
it is a rite of passage when one gradu- teach for a year in Fin
ates from high school. Europe for a half doze
It is used to describe the phenome- and this summer compile
non of a young Kiwi leaving home to ternship at a public rela
backpack around the big wide world. New Zealand.
Maybe the "itch" to travel comes While in Finland, I not.
from living on an island, 1,500 miles single person had a pass
from your nearest neighbor. traveling from one cou
The Big O.E. almost always in- otherin Europe is like
volves going to London, getting an Florida into Georgia.
apartment with other Kiwis, South every single college stu
Africans, or Australians and getting class had studied "abroad
a job ANY job. Kiwis have free In the Unifed States,
access to Great Britain and Britain is of six people even have
still considered the "mother country." Americans don't do nea
After working for a while, Kiwis take international travel, wt
off for a tour around Europe. They other world countries to
may stay a year or even two. These ethnocentricc" meaningg
days, they often add on tours to the the world is all about
United States, South Africa, or Asia. must be like Americans)
Because New Zealand is halfwayout of four of our elected
around the world, most Kiwis can' t .. . o D..C
just hop on planes for a quick spring ports i W0s gw can theyD

ments that affect us internationally
if they've never entertained the idea
of seeing, firsthand, what the world
nent. Thank is like?
station. Vice On campus, we have only around a
e Chairman, dozen international students; nation-
ed that mon- wide, there are over a half million in-
build a new ternational students at U.S. universi-
He also told ties. Overall, more than 223,000 U.S.
nty Commis- students traveled abroad in the 2005-
le passing of 2006 academic year. The number of
d Exemption students who get academic credit for
)u can check study abroad is up 150 percent over
Appraiser's the past decade.
It's fascinating to learn about other
in order for cultures. Guess what my friends in
lify for the Finland wanted for Christmas from
e issued by the United States? Skittles, Kraft
me must fill Hickory Smoked Barbecue sauce
J send it in. (Finns eat very plain food with no
the Trenton spices), over-the-counter nighttime
1 do this for cold and flu medicine (you can't
an appoint- buy any type of medicine outside of
a drugstore in Finland and they all
sting and in- close at noon on Saturday and all
11 persons 50 day Sunday), and Plackers (small
g to receive plastic dental floss tools). We take
Lefit seniors. such products for granted. And how
have a deli- do they live in Finland with no Wal-
some of the Marts in the entire country?
ounty. Lake City Community College
r next meet- (LCCC) is considering the feasibil-
d Tuesday of ity of a study/leisure trip to China in
the summer of 2009. The 14-day trip
Norm Conti will cost $4,000. We will visit Chi-
Publicity nese businesses, sightsee some of the
most famous landmarks, and interact
with the locals. If Santa gave you
m there are cash this Christmas, start your bank
o, when they account now so you'll be ready to go
with us. E-mail me to let me know
rming about you are interested, so we will know
my children whether to begin planning.
agers. I've Did you know the Chinese were
ents in my the first to have a written alphabet
. I attended (45,000 characters compared to our
and, and the 26)? They were the first to have pa-
per money? That one out of every
o present acres, four people in the world is Chinese?
al countries That they pay the United States $15
nd, travel to billion per year in interest alone on
n vacations, the loans we've made to them? That
te a job in- their country borders 14 other coun-
tions firm in tries?
ed that every If you can't make the China trip,
ert. Indeed, think about your own smaller O.E.
port. Indeed, Invite a foreign person to speak to
untry to the 1
dntry to tme your civic club or to come over for tea
Ivingndrom ,or coffee. Participate in the various
deIn Finland international festivals sponsored at
d."lent LCCC or in the community (like the
recent Latin Day at the fairgrounds).
anly one out Travel and explore. Consider becom-
lya passport ing an exchange student. The world's
rliy as much becoming a smaller place every day!
which causes Carder is a business professor at
consider us Lake City Community College, who
g, we think recently returned from a summer in-
is; everyone ternship in New Zealand. She can be
d Only three reached by e-mail at carders@lake-
d representa- citycc.edu or by calling (386)754-
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'Inside Africa' traveling
Journey into the heart of Africa and
experience its people and rich cultur-
al history with the new "Inside Afri-
ca" exhibit at the Florida Museum of
Natural History, opening March 15.
Based on the permanent exhibit
at the Field Museum of Chicago,
the 6,000-square-foot exhibit takes
museum-goers through a journey to
selected sites on the world's second-
largest continent and offers a deeper
understanding of the vitality, richness
and significance of its people from
historical and contemporary perspec-
"Africa is the birthplace of hu-
manity and is a vast continent with
incredibly diverse and rich natural
and cultural history, most of which is
unfamiliar," said Darcie MacMahon,
Florida Museum of Natural History
assistant director for exhibits. "We're
excited about the exhibit and our re-
lated programs, and their potential to
inspire new family and community
conversations. The opportunity to
feature African butterflies in the But-
terfly Rainforest is also a wonderful
complement to the exhibit and a great
way for visitors to experience African
wildlife firsthand."
Through many hands-on activities,
three-dimensional settings, multime-
dia presentations and an exceptional
collection of African artifacts, the
exhibit demonstrates the enormous
diversity of African geography, soci-
eties and political systems, and also
helps visitors understand more fully
the impact of slavery and freedom
movements in Africa and the Ameri-
The exhibit will run through Sep-
tember 7, 2008. Admission is $6.50
for adults, $5.50 for Florida resi-
dents, seniors ages 62 and above and
students, and $4 for children ages 3-
12. For more information, visit www.
The content of the exhibit is orga-
nized into four sections: "Families
and Festivals," "Safari," "Caravan"
and "Diaspora," which examines the
disbursement of Africa's ethnic pop-
ulation and its cultural development
In Families and Festivals museum-
goers can observe modem family life
through realistic settings in the court-
yard of a suburban home and through
videos of the family's actual court-
yard activities. This section contains
an orientation gallery that offers ba-
sic facts about Africa: its countries,
cities, languages, religions and geog-
The Safari section emphasizes Af-
rican wildlife and ecological tourism.
This section features lite-:nize animil
skulls and their environmental adap-
tations, a giant termite mound and
interactive video displays on gorilla
The Caravan section features in-
teractive and lifelike displays in a
desert oasis and a Tuareg family tent.
The Tuareg, a semi-nomadic group
known for their salt caravans and
distinctive blue veils, are the region's
best-known people. An actual goat-
skin tent and other household objects
depict the everyday life of modem
Tuareg merchants who crisscross the
Sahara to reach several of Africa's
metropolitan trading cities.
The section titled Diaspora exam-
ines Africa's interrelationships with
the Americas, focusing on the disper-
sal of African peoples from Canada
to Argentina. Visitors learn how the
majority of Africans historically ar-
rived in the Americas through the
transatlantic slave trade. The exhibit
also explores African contributions
to the creation of contemporary soci-
eties and the ways those of African
descent celebrate their culture today.
Evergreen Exhibitions produced
Inside Africa in collaboration with
the National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center. The exhibit is made
possible by Procter & Gamble Co.
The Florida Museum of Natural
History is Florida's state natural his-
tory museum, dedicated to under-
standing, preserving and interpreting
biological diversity and cultural heri-
tage. It is located near the intersection
of Southwest 34th Street and Hull
Road in the University of Florida
Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sat-
urday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. But-

terfly Rainforest admission is $8.50
for adults ($7.50 Fla. residents) and
$4.50 for children ages 3-12. Prices
are subject to change. For more in-
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The U.S. Department of Agricul-
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sign-up for the Dairy Disaster Assis-
tance Program (DDAP-III) until the
agency publishes final regulations
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DDAP-III was scheduled to resume
February 4, 2008.
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College Spring Arts
Make plans to attend the 39th An-
nual Santa Fe Community College
Spring Arts Festival sparkling with
fine arts in Gainesville's lovely his-
toric downtown area 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. on Saturday, April 5 and 1 to
5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Santa
Fe Spring Arts Festival is located on
N.E. 1st Street. Admission is free.
"Visitors return year after year to
enjoy the great art and beautiful set-
ting," said festival coordinator Kath-
ryn Lehman. "It's very much a social
event. Santa Fe Community college
Spring Arts Festival has been de-
scribed as "Gainesville's Easter Pa-
A variety of art will be shown in-
cluding oil painting, watercolor, pho-
tography, graphics, sculpture, ceram-
ics, jewelry, wood, glass and fiber.
The juried fine arts show has
$30,000 in cash and purchase
"This is the oldest and largest cul-
tural event in North Central Florida,
Attracting some of the nation's top

fine artists," Lehman said.
There will be two stages set up for
performing artists. Showcasing ev-
erything from classical to rock and
dance styles from ballet to jazz to
The grounds of the historic Thomas
Center, NE 2nd Street and 6th Avenue
are turning into a Kid's Art Jungle-
a hands-on arts festival for children
and families, providing 15 different
multi cultural activities such as face
painting, clay sculpture, collage, hat
and mask making. Free admission.
"We are told it's the largest children's
area at a festival in the South," said
Food at the festival; everything
from gyros, Caesar salads, strawberry
shortcakes to the ever-popular funnel
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Club on Monday. Longtime Gilchrist County Tax Collector Wimpy
Welch recommended Roberts for membership. A Trenton native and
certified public accountant, Roberts opened his own office at the corner
of NE Fifth Street and State Road 26 in Trenton in September 2007.

Leo Polopolus entertains the Rotarians by playing Greek music with
his metal clarinet.

By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton Rotarians experienced
Greek culture on Monday as Leo
Polopolus performed a selection of
Greek musical numbers.
The guest of Rotarian Dr. Andrew
Nguyen, Polopolus delighted lo-
cal business leaders with his hearty
singing, clarinet and saxophone in-
strumentals. Selections ranged from
belly dance music to movie favorites
from'"My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
and "Pulp Fiction."

Suwannee River
Shriners Country
Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their Country Breakfast from 7 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
The Country Breakfast will be
pancakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy.
In addition, we will have pure cane
syrup for sale and a craft sale.
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
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River Shrine Club and are not tax de-

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During his early childhood Po-
lopolus learned to play music on a
metal clarinet inside his family's
barn in southern California. He even
formed his own dance band "The
Fontana Cloverleaf 4-H Band" while
in school.
After nearly 50 years of performing
Greek music, Polopolus said his pas-
sion for his family's heritage has not
wavered. The High Springs resident
currently plays in a popular Greek
music group in Gainesville and stays
active in Gainesville's Greek Ortho-
dox community. A former University
of Florida professor, Polopolus and
his wife Jean co-own Arcadian Farms
in High Springs, where they grow
peanuts, pecans, peaches, apples,
blueberries, muscadine grapes and a
wide assortment of vegetables for lo-
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This is the watemelon quilt we will give away in 2009 at the festival.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
February 21st at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was a busy day for
the ones who are not sick, So many

Marie Johnson who lives and works in Ocala comes over every two
weeks to quilt and this is one of her quilts.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
February 14th at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was a busy day.
Sheriff Johnny Smith was a guest
and he honored all the ladies with
candy. It's always a great time when
he comes to visit as we all know he
does a great job.
We had visitors all week, Canada,
Nova Scotia, Illinois, Michigan and
other places. We can't blame them
for getting out of all the snow and
cold. We meet so many quilters and
it's always great to find out about
their quilts and crafts. We are always
printing patterns for them to take
back home.
Our trip to Tampa was great except
it rained all the way home. The traf-
fic on Highway 75 was bumper-to-
bumper coming South. The driver

said they were coming down to get
Derick and six boys were out
Wednesday. They planted lettuce,
cracked and shelled pecans, hung
pictures outside, watered plants on
the porch, potted tomatoes in a big
pot for us to sit by the porch steps.
Thanks Lancaster.,
We want to thank the Sheriff's of-
fice for sending someone to patrol the
museum. It makes us feel better.
Lunch was plentiful with chicken
and dumplins, cabbage, mustards,
cornbread, biscuits, beans, corn cas-
serole, lots of salads, pumpkin loaf,
cookies, lots of cakes, and so much
There were 12 members present
and 25 visitors.
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over it. We are doing a lot of praying
and maybe soon this will be over. We
know the rains are helping as the air

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Last Friday we had seven Sew-
Sew- Sisters here, they are from all
over, get together several times a
year and visit places of interest. One
brought a quilt made in 1937 and it
was a beauty. The work that went on
years ago seems to be something in
the past. The quilting and applique-
ing and all the hours it took to make
a quilt is gone with most quilters. To-
day, machines have taken over and
the pride that went on them has gone.
Everything that was done then can
be done in a few hours but you don't
have the love that went into all those
Derick and six boys were out Tues-
day and the vegetables they planted
we will soon be eating. Our turnips
have nice roots, the onions and gar-
lic are almost ready. The cabbage is
making heads and the rain is a bless-
Lunch was so good with rice casse-
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macaroni, scalloped potatoes, salads,
apple pie and so much more.
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During the month of January 2008,
Crime Watch vehicles were driven
861 miles while patrolling county
roads, providing traffic control and
working school zones. Volunteers
contributed 106 hours to the Sheriff's
CARE .callers made 63 calls to
those requesting service. CARE is
the Call and Respond Everyday pro-
gram which offers well-check calls to
shut-ins and responds to their homes
if there is no answer at the residence.
If anyone is in need of this service,
please call the Sheriff's Office at 463-
3410 for information.
The next meeting of the volunteers
will be held on March 4th at 6 p.m.
in the Sheriff's Office meeting room.
Meetings are open to the public and
all county residents are invited to at-
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Mr. Wayne Monroe Bass
Mr. Wayne Monroe Bass, age 54,
of Newberry, went home to be with
the Lord on Friday, February 22,
He was born in Williston, and
lived in this area his entire life. He
was a member of Newberry Church
of Christ, and he loved hunting and
fishing. He was a loving husband, fa-
ther, pa, son, and brother.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Sylvester Monroe Bass and
brother, Bo Bass.
He is survived by 'his loving wife
, of 33 years Darlene Bass; daughter,
"Jennifer Bass (Peter John VanDeu-
sen); son, Trevor Wayne Bass; grand-
daughters, Vega Monroe and Evey
'Idell VanDeusen; mother, Evertice
Bass; and sister, Cindy Bass.
The family received friends at the
Milam Funeral Home in Newberry
on Monday, February 25th. Funeral
services were held on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 26th at the Newberry Church
of Christ with burial in Union Cem-
The family requests memorial
contributions please be made to the
American Cancer Society, 2119 SW
16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608.
Arrangements are under the care of
Milam Funeral And Cremation Ser-
vices in Newberry.

John Hal "Pappy" Chewning Sr.
Mr. John Hal "Pappy"
Chewning Sr.
John Hal "Pappy" Chewning Sr.,
age 85, passed away Sunday eve-
ning, February 24, 2008, at his home
in Cross City with his family by his
He was born in Dixie County on
February 20, 1923, to John Stanley
and Merry Marinda Ward Chewn-
ing. In his early years, he supported
his family through the ownership of
hog claims, as a hide broker, hunting,
sawmilling, and as a firefighter at the
Cross City Army-Air Force Base,
now known as the Cross City Airport.
He also worked in the timber industry
with Southern Pine Extract Corpora-
tion. Pappy had a great insight to hu-
man nature as evidenced in his knack
for storytelling and loved to spend
time with his family and friends. One

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The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida
announces vacancies on the following Board:

PlanniW, Commission., .The-Bard.,of County ,Commissi6ners is
accepting Letters of Interest to fill vacancies on the Gilchrist County
Planning Commission.

The vacancy must be filled by a resident of Gilchrist County,
Florida. A letter expressing your interest in the position and how your
appointment to the Board would benefit the Gilchrist County Planning
Commission accompanied by a resume must be filed with Ron
McQueen, Gilchrist County Administrator, by hand delivery to his
office the Gilchrist County Courthouse Annex (209 SE 1st St.) in
Trenton, Florida, or by mailing to Ron McQueen, Gilchrist County
Administrator at Post Office Box 367, Trenton, Florida 32693.
Applications accepted until position filled.
Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners equal opportunity employer.

of Pappy's favorite pastimes was tak-
ing his family on an annual trip to the
"Great Smokey Mountains."
Pappy was best known for his dis-
tinguished public service career to
the citizens of Dixie County for 43
years. He began as a County Com-
missioner for eight years and then
served as Property Appraiser for 35
years, until his retirement in 1995.
But of all the titles he held, he con-
sidered "PAPPY" to be the greatest.
He was a member of one of the
pioneer families from Dixie/Lafay-
ette County; he was a Baptist and a
lifetime member of the Lydia Baptist
Church; Dean of the Property Ap-
praisers' Association of Florida and
recipient of their prestigious Bob
Waldron Award and was named
"Poet Laureate" of the Association,
following his retirement he was an
Emeritus member of the Property
Appraisers' Association of Florida;
lifetime member of the Dixie County
Rotary Club; and charter member of
the Hines Hunting Club.
He is preceded in death by his wife
of 62 years, Marjorie Ferns "Mam-
my" Chewning.
"Pappy" is survived by his two
sons, Hal, Jr. (Helen) Chewning and
Max (Sue) Chewning both of Cross
City; two daughters, Susan (Jerry)
Jones of Cross City, Pam (Mike)
Hahn of Tallahassee; ten grandchil-
dren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on
Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 3
p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home Chapel with the Reverend
Wayne Allen officiating. Burial will
follow at Cross City Cemetery. A vis-
itation was held at the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home Wednesday, February
27, 2008. Arrangements were placed
under the care of Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Ladona Ann
Langford Cox
Mrs. Ladona Ann Langford Cox,
47, of High Springs passed away on
February 18, 2008.
Mrs. Cox was born in Gainesville
and was a lifelong resident of the
area. She was a hairdresser at Back-
yard Boutique and a member of Mt.
Horeb Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by
her son, Jacob Edwards.
She is survived by her husband,
Robert A. "Tim" Cox; two sons,
Micah Langford (Kim) of Trenton
and Cody Allen Cox of Lakeland;
brother, Dwayne Langford (Kim) of
High Springs; sister Loretta Godden
(Dennis) of High Springs; grandchil-
dren, Elijah Langford and Kenadee
Langford; and her father and mother,
Harold, and Judy Langford of High
Visitation was held on Thursday,
February 21, 2008 at the Evans-Cart-
er Funeral Home. Funeral Services
were held on February 22,2008 at Mt.
Horeb Baptist Church with Reverend
James West and Mr. Trevor Fleming
officiating. Interment followed at Mt.
Pleasant Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of
Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High

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Mrs. Bell-Lila Davis
Bell-Lila Alyeen Davis, 76, passed
away on February 22, 2008 at her
Mrs. Davis was born in Bell on
September 14, 1931 to Sidney and
Reeta Philman. She lived in Jackson-
ville before moving back to Bell in
1978. She was a retired secretary and
was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death
by her husband, Thomas Davis.
She is survived by three sisters,
Della Strickland and Daphine Jen-
kins both of Bell and Joey Owen of
Gainesville; two brothers, Conyous
Philman of Branford and Dale Phil-
man of Lake City. She is also sur-
vived by an extended loving host of
family members.
Funeral services for Mrs. Davis
were held on February 26, 2008 at
Watson Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Arnold Osteen officiating.
Visitation was held prior to the ser-
vice. Interment followed at Riverside
Memorial Park on Normandy Blvd.,
in Jacksonville.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. Robert Ellsworth
Mr. Robert Ellsworth Reed, 85, of
Gainesville passed away on Sunday,
February 17, 2008 at the North Flori-
da Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Reed was born in Altoona,
Pennsylvania and moved to Gaines-
ville in 1985 after retiring from
Hughes Aircraft in Tucson, Arizona,
where he worked in drafting and tool
design. He was a Navy veteran of
World War II. Mr. Reed enjoyed col-
lecting miniature classic antique cars
and putting models of cars together.
He was a Christian of the Protestant
Mr. Reed was preceded in death
by his wife, Jacquelyn Mae Reed;
daughter, Tammy Jo Delaney; par-
ents, Gilbert Glenn and Hazel Reed;
and sisters, Jean, Ruth and Phyllis.
He is survived by his stepdaughter,
Wanda Houghton (Ray) of Gaines-
ville; brother, Glenn Reed of Bing-
hamton, New York; grandchildren,
Steven Houghton of Alabama, Rich-
ard, Chance, Crystal, all of Nevada;
and his great-grandson Brandon of
Burial will be in the Florida Na-
tional Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Card Of Thanks
The Curry and Polk families would
like to express their heartfelt thanks
to everyone for their phone calls,
thoughts and prayers during this time
of loss. Your love and support have
been greatly appreciated.
In loving memory of
Allie Mae Curry,

On February 18, 2008, LeeAnn
Adams, 5/7/60, was arrested on "the
charge of FTA/Worthless Check.
On February 18, 2008, Michael W.
Waldon, 4/3/87, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Alco-
hol under 21 Years of Age.
On February 18, 2008, Manuel S.
Rouse, 12/9/63, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On February 19, 2008, Eugene J.
Caballero-Petri, 7/27/86, was arrest-
ed on the charge of VOP/Possession
of Controlled Substance.
On February 19, 2008, David S.
Clay, 12/24/84, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On February 20, 2008, a Juvenile
was arrested on the charge of Disrup-
tion of a School Function.
On February 21, 2008, Michael A.
Bramblett, 10/20/82, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Uttering Forged In-
struments (10) counts.
On February 21, 2008, Johnny M.
Eddings, 12/29/69, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Aggravated As-
sault with Inftent to Commit a Forg-
On February 21, 2008, Jerry N.
Davis, 12/15/62, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft (3) counts.
On February 21, 2008, Bryan W.

Gilchrist County
land transactions
Ryan D. Daube to Dustin J. Daube,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 1 and 2
Block 8 Holmes Second Addition.
Gilchrist County, Ronald D. Hills,
Robert H. Rambo, Angelo A. Ingras-
sia, and Thomas L. James, Sr. to
Randy B. Slaughter and Kimberly A.
Hiersoux, tax deed, $1,305.18.,
Floyd Messer a/k/a Walter Floyd
Messer to W. Floyd Messer Trustee
and W. Floyd Messer Living Trust,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lots 7 and 8
Sun Springs unit.
William S. Burdick to William S.
Burdick and Kandy H. Burdick, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
Cole L. Saxon, Jr. Trustee and Le-
verage Investors Trust to William S.
Burdick and Kandy H. Burdick, quit
claim deed, $10.00.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court,
Gilchrist County Circuit Court, and
Joseph H. Story a/k/a Joseph Story to
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany, certificate of title, $1,000.00.
D and D Investments LLC to Tony
D. Johnson and Charlotte H. John-
son, warrant) deed, $10.00. Lot 1,3.
Waccasassa CampsitesUnit 2.
Gilchrist County to Charles P. An-
derson, tax deed, $1,600.00, Lot 3
Block 5 Unit 1 Sun N Fun.
Gilchrist County to Charles P.
Anderson, tax deed, $5,700.00, Lots
18, 19, arid 20 Block A Andrews and
Sherry Spauling to Gerald Alford,
quit claim deed, $4,000.00, Lots 11
and 12 Block 14 Wade and Bell.
Michel Girard to Jacob Fultz, quit

Ward, 10/6/73, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/DWLSR.
On February 21, 2008, Brandon W.
Benkley, 10/2/78, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Disorderly Conduct.
On February 23, 2008, Deborah
G. Sweeney, 8/13/64, was arrested
on charges of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence, Battery, Criminal Mischief and
Trespassing after Warning.
On February 23, 2008, Jose A.
Ortega, 9/29/88, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On February 23, 2008, Whitney A.
Amerson, 7/10/62, was arrested on
charges of DUI and Reckless Driv-
On February 23, 2008, Kirk D.
Schmaus, 12/20/62, was arrested on
the charge of DWLSR.
On February 24, 2008, Charles D.
Deas, 3/23/69, was arrested on charg-
es of DWLSR and Writ of Bodily At-
On February 24, 2008, Debra L.
Swiezy, 4/10/56, was arrested on.
charges of Aggravated Assault on a
Law Enforcement Officer (2) counts,
Resisting Officer with Violence and
Battery on Officer or Firefighter.
On February 25, 2008, Brandon W.
Bunkley, 10/2/78, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.

claim deed, $5,300.00, Lot 72 Santa
Fe Ranch.
Michael A. Ardovino, III to Faye L.
Clemons, warranty deed, $20,000.00,
Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 Waters Lake Sec-
ond Addition.
William J. Smith and Mary L. Gib-
son to SME Investment Group LLC,
warranty deed, $29,000.00.
Federal National Mortgage As-
sociation to Jeff Thompson, special
warranty deed, $64,900.00.

AARP Driver Safety
Program Levy and
Dixie County schedules
Take an AARP Driver Safety class.
Completing the two four-hour-day
courses may entitle you to a multi-
year auto insurance discount. For
more information check with your
insurance carrier. The course fee is
$10 per person and to register for a
class, call thelisted instructor.
In Chiefland the class will be held
on April 28 and 29 at 9 a.m. at the
Capital City Bank on 2012 N. Young
Blvd.' in Chiefland. Call Linda Co-
chran at (352)493-1742
. IfiBronson the ctass %ill be held
on March- 3 and 4 at 9 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bronson on 460
S.Court Street. Call Linda Cochran at
(352) 493-1742.
In Cross City the class will be held
on April 17 and 18 at 9 a.m at First
Baptist Church on Hwy. 19 in Cross
City. Call Lee Miller at (352)498-


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
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 mnust I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items 1 through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. Ifl 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 the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears onl
thie notice of proposed properly taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or comic 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.

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 tile return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational' purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is nto minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April I.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature.
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO

From The Desk Of Gilchrist County

Sheriff David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending
February 25, 2008

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* 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 tlhat 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 samee 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
* 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.

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Page Fourteen



Case No.: 21-2008-DR-0038
Division: DR
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 of this 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
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
By: K. Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 14, 21, 28, March 6

Case No.: 21-2008-DR-0044
Division: DR
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
32693, on or before FEBRUARY 11,
S2008, 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
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.
By: Jeannine Milito
Deputy Clerk'
Pub: February 14, 21, 28 and March 6,

Case No.: 21-2004-DR-0204
Division: DR
1157 Hillcrest Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
action has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Daniel J. Coyle, whose address is
14319 NW 167th place, Alachua, FL
32615 on or before March 21, 2008, and
file the original with the clerk of this
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

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
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
A p

to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
Dated: February 15, 2008.
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 21, 28, March 6, 13,

Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, March
04, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14,
Board Room 14-002 located at 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
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.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. February 28, 2008b.

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Board of Directors, repre-
senting Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and
Sumter Counties, is scheduled to meet
on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 'at 9:00a.
m., at VFW Post 7991, 3107 W. Dunnel-
lon Road, Dunnellon, FL. 34433. Please
contact Coalition staff at 352-563-9939 if
you have any questions. Public participa-
tion is welcome.
Pub. February 28, 2008b

CASE NO. 21-2007-CA0097
and PLETA NEUKAM, if married,
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), it's heirs, successors, creditors,
action to Quiet Title as to the following
described mobile home:
2000 Pioneer Doublewide Mobile
Home bearing ID#PH1417GA16578A
and PH1417GA16578B and TITLE
#81712595 & 81714382.
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 March 27, 2008, and
file 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 and the seal of
this Court on 2-20-2008.
Clerk of Court .
BY: LAyers
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352)
374-3639 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771.
Pub. February 28, March 6, 13, 20,


TRENTON, FLORIDA, that, pursuant
to Sections 163.360(4) and 163.361(1),
Florida Statutes, as amended, comments,
objections and recommendations con-
cerning an amendment to the Commu-
nity Redevelopment Plan to add property
acquisition for stormwater management
and parks, park improvements, and in-
frastructure construction for stormwater
management, sanitary sewer and potable
water, will be heard by the Community
Redevelopment Agency of the City of
Trenton, Florida, on March 17, 2008 at
5:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Kathryn Deen
City Commission Chambers, City Hall
located at 114 North Main Street, Tren-
ton, Florida.
The Community Redevelopment Area
subject to the amendment to the Com-

munity Redevelopment Plan has been
established to include the downtown
commercial core and surrounding area
of residential, commercial, industrial and
office uses.
A copy of the amendment to the Com-
munity Redevelopment Plan may be in-
spected by any member of the public at
the Office of the City Manager/Clerk,
City Hall located at 114 North Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours. On the date and time first
above mentioned, all interested persons
may appear and be heard with respect to
the amendment to the Community Rede-
velopment Plan.
The public hearing is being conducted
in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an inter-
preter for the hearing impaired or the vi-
sually impaired should contact Jered Ot-
tenwess, at least five calendar days prior
to the public hearing and an interpreter
will be provided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Jered Ottenwess
at least five calendar days prior to the
public hearing and a language interpreter
will be provided. Any handicapped per-
son requiring special accommodation at
this public hearing should contact Jered
Ottenwess at least five calendar days pri-
or to the public hearing.
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 pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
. All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at this
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
pub: February 28, 2008b.

Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:00 p.m.
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Business
C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
B. Adoption of March 6, 2008 Agenda
Approval of February 7, 2008 Min-
C. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures for the
month of February 2008
2. Approval of financial statements
for February 2008
D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen Re-
1. Peggy's Station Mark Herm
2. Randall Roberts Annexation
E. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code Enforce-
F. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council Members Reports, Re-
quest, Suggestions
Council President Iris Roberts
Councilman Hugh Sanders
Councilman Ray Sanders
Councilman Joe Akins
Councilman Vacant
G. Old Business
1. Review filling vacant Council
2. Second Reading of Resolution
regarding Flea Market sales in non-
residential areas.
3. Appointing Chairman for the Vi-
sion Committee
H. New Business
I. Review of Future Agenda Items
J. Unscheduled Citizen Request

K. Adjourn
pub: February 28, 2008b.

pursuant to Sections 163.360(4) and
163.361(1), Florida Statutes, as amended,
comments, objections and recommenda-
tions concerning an amendment to the
Community Redevelopment Plan to add
property acquisition for stormwater man-
agement and parks, park improvements,
and infrastructure construction for storm-
water management, sanitary sewer and
potable water, will be heard by the City
Commission of the City of Trenton, Flor-
ida, serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Planning Agency of
the City of Trenton, Florida, on March 17,
2008 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in the Kathryn
Deen City Commission Chambers, City
Hall located at 114 North Main Street,
Trenton, Florida.
The Community Redevelopment Area
subject to the amendment to the Com-
munity Redevelopment Plan has been
established to include the downtown
commercial core and surrounding area
of residential, commercial, industrial and
office uses.
A copy of the amendment to the Com-
munity Redevelopment Plan may be in-
spected by any member of the public at
the Office of the City Manager/Clerk,
City Hall located at 114 North Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours. On the date and time first
above mentioned, all interested persons
may appear and be heard with respect to
the amendment to the Community Rede-
velopment Plan.
The public hearing is being conducted
in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an inter-
preter for the hearing impaired or the vi-
sually impaired should contact Jered Ot-
tenwess, at least five calendar days prior
to the public hearing and an interpreter
will be provided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Jered Ottenwess
at least five calendar days prior to the
public hearing and a language interpreter
will be provided. Any handicapped per-.
son requiring special accommodation at
this public hearing should contact Jered
Ottenwess at least five calendar days pri-
or to the public hearing.
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 pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at this
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
pub: February 28, 2008b.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, March 3, 2008, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)

Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Communicable Disease
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN

2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
1:30 p.m. DMI-SUP 07-22; Colin
1:45 p.m. Susan Cornwell; Con-
cerned Citizen, Cable Service Issues
2:00 p.m. Janice Wasson; Florida
Youth Challenge Academy, Drop-
Out Prevention Program
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"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-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
pub: February 28, 2008b.

Gilchrist County is soliciting bids for a
new Fire Department Squad.
Delivery time is extremely important
and will be a major factor in the award
of the bid.
It is the intent of these specifications to
cover our bid for furnishing a complete
non walking Squad (mini-pumper) unit
equipped as hereinafter specified and
called a "Squad." With concern to
obtaining the best results and the most
acceptable apparatus for service in the
fire department, these specifications cover
the general requirements as to the type of
construction, together with certain details
as to finish, equipment and appliances
with which the successful bidder must
conform. Minor details of construction
and materials where not otherwise
specified are left to the discretion of the
contractor, who will be responsible for
the design and construction of all features.
All design and construction ideas shall be
approved by Gilchrist County Department
Public Safety (DPS).
Bids Open: February 18th, 2008
Bids Close: March..22, 2008 *t5;,Q0
Bids must be enclosed in a sealed
envelope labeled:
Complete specifications can be
obtained by contacting the Public Safety
204 East Wade Street
Trenton, Florida 32643
Email: cperez@gilchrist.fl.us
(352) 463-3143
Bids may be mailed out, picked up at
the office above or requested by email or
pub. February 28, 2008b

Box 108, Mayo, Florida, 32066 has ap-
plied to the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation for a branch office to be lo-
cated at 1119 S Main Street, Bell, 32619
located in Gilchrist County, Florida.
Any person wishing to comment on this
application may file his or her comments,
in writing, with the Regional Director of
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora-

tion at its Regional Office located at 10
Tenth Street, N.E., Suite 800, Atlanta,
Georgia 30309-3906, no later than March
14, 2008. The nonconfidential portions of
the application are on file at the appro-
priate FDIC office and are available for.
public inspection during regular business
hours. Photocopies of information in the
nonconfidential portion of the application
file will be made available upon request.
pub. February 28, 2008b

The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-2
ing Board will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 5:30 pm 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. Comprehensive Plan Amendments
1. PZ/LPA CPA 08-02 Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendment
C. 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 28, 2008

The City of Trenton Planning Board of
City Commissioners will meet in Regular.
Session Monday, March 3, 2008, imme-
diately following the Planning and Zon-
ing Board meeting,' which begins at 5:30'
pm, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton;,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as,
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Unscheduled Guests
D. Consent Items
1. February 4, 2008; February 18,,
2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
E. City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Public Works
4. Police
F. Action Items
1. Final Reading Ordinance 2008-1
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
08-01: Repealing CPA 07-13 Fu-
ture Land Use Change
2. First Reading Ordinance 2008-2'
Comprehensive Plan Amendment:
Future Land Use Map Change
3. Special Use Permit Hopkins:
Motor Co.
4. Resolution 2008-02 Check Sig-
G. Discussion Items
.L Cost Recover) Corporation
H. Board Member Request
I. City Attorney 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 28, 2008

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For Sale I

FREE DOG: Male bloodhound/lab. 2 LIMOUSIN BULLS: 5.5 years old,
Very lovable & playful. 1 year old and red, poled, approximately 1600 to 1700
very large. Call 463-6309. lbs, $1.500 each. Call CD Moore, 463-
2tp,2-21-2-28 2593.

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Saturday, March 1st, 8am on Hwy-129
in Bell in front of Sander's Concrete.
Household, crafts, name-brand clothes,
too much to list. Cancelled if raining.

Small furniture, ladder-back chairs,
small computer desk, comer shelf, parlor
spinner, some small antiques, beautiful
antique dish set, sewing notions, linens,
craft items, few tools, bric-a-brac and
more. In Fanning Springs, turn onto
Florida Street between the Cadillac Motel
and Huckleberry's BBQ. Following signs
3/4 mile to the Ridgeway home on left, at
9189 Florida Street.


like to trade my 1987 Bayliner Cobra 18',
125 hp force outbourd (Needs TLC) for
a small motor home, camper, 4-wheeler
or waverunner of equal value ($1,200).
Call 352-463-6824 or 352-463-9394.

COINS, wheat pennies, V nickels, silver
dollars and old or unusual bills. In bulk or
by the piece. Call 352-463-6824 or 352-

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L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 QU'LRHIO
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We List To Sell!

1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000.
MLS#758331 $319,000
Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.

FOR RENT: $600 1 st/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.

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


For Sale

MISC. FOR SALE: Eclectic Nature
Curiosity Shop invites you to stop in and
check out our great prices on furniture,
collectibles, old coins and unusual items.
We are looking for consignors with
one-of-a-kind items such as primitive
furniture, candlewick, Occupied Japan,
carved wood, etc... We are located about
1 mile Southof the Fanning Springs Flea
Market on Hwy. 19, Look for the big
eyeball! 352-463-9394.

ltp,2-28 1950 M MODEL JOHN DEERE
TRACTOR: One-row, all equipment.
S- condition, 463-2354 for appointment.
' .2tp,2-21-2-28

For Sale 4600 Ford diesel tractor with
'..-.': loader, in good condition. $7,000 OBO
Call 463-7135 or 463-6215 after 7:00

CITRUS: Many varieties, shade trees,
flowering trees, camellias, azaleas, shrubs,
grasses, fruit trees, palms, flowering
vines, baskets, annual and perennials.
Allen's Nursery, Old Town,.Hwy 55A,
Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-7254 or 356-0288.

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(352) 463-7302 FAX

JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693

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Just Reduced (From $74,900)--'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...$69,900.
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.
CUSTOM 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...$374,900.
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.
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 2,5.00 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).
Reduced (From $299,900)--WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with
quiet/secluded acreage at end of country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French
doors, raised-hearth fireplace & more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$269,000.
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
NICELY-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled framne/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other nice homes, this
frame/hardyplank home is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed frame/hardyplank home, at nice neighborhood,in town. Has high ceilings,
lots of kitchen cabinetry, his/her closets in main BR. Could be eligible for "SHIP" program...$99,999.
Reduced (From $79,900)--WELL-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/I BA: Upgraded frame-built hbme at.quiet
neighborhood on corner tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood floor...$69,500.
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.
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 2000 inside sqft., includes full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call Barbara for the details...$179,900.
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.
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)...5124,900.
VERY NICE M/HOME ON 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
UNIQUE M/HOME ,NEAR BRONSON & ARCHER: 2 BR/2 BA: 24x48 Manufactured Home, w/attached 2-car garage/workshop, bonus-room &
screened porch. Located on a one-acre tract, at University Oaks S/D, in NE Levy (short drive to Gainesville/Alachua Co...$74,900.
AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5 BA: Neat/clean 14x56 Manufactured, on one-acre property with paved
frontage near Bronson. Has all appliances for kitchen/utility-area, two-car metal carport, outbuilding, and large oaks. Priced to sell!!...$62,500.
* 44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
* SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
* 9+ ACRES--CLOSE TO RIVER, NW OF BELL: 9.73-acre tract w/some improvements, near to the Suwannee off CR-340...$99,900.
* 5.5 ACRES--NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: Wooded, secluded property, with 'as is' 2 BR M/Home, outbuilding and more...$77,900.
* 5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Seven tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy, a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $51,900.
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 (near Chiefland), acre tracts start from $12,500 (Bell);
and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $34,900 (in Fanning Springs)
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


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$1,000. 352-472-7942 or 352-206-2819.

PEANUT HAY: 4x5 round rolls, $27.
(386) 935-4499.

$800.00. Good condition. For more
informationn leas cal l 1 352-463l-1 008r

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Rent for special occasions:
parties, anniversaries, meeting
days a week, 2600 sqft, dance
kitchen, stage, screened-in ba
and BBQ for summer cook
information call Bobby Heatl

HOME BUILDER: Quality homes built
on your lot. Visit our sales & design cen-
ter at 26761 SE Hwy- 19, Old Town; open
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.

Will come and help with cleaning, laun-
dry, light yard work and painting, special
discount for elderly. Call to make an ap-
pointment and for prices. 352-221-0319,
Sandra Wilson.

VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111

WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
226-3005. tfnb,l 1-16

STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
5542, 214-3702. Fax 352-472-0124.

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Wilcox area: Custom built
3/2 mobile on 10 acres that
is fenced and crossed fenced.

Bell Area:
MLS # 758196 & 758255 2 Vacant lots in Turkey Trail subdivision.
Pines have been thinned. Just minutes from Bell and Suwannee River.
MLS #758254 -5 -acrddcorner lot;with planted-.p*ires. ,
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Jim King Realty, Inc.
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Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
S 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
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Nice SWMH on .38 acres in Trenton. This 3/2 Nice MH on 3 partially wooded acres. This home
home has great potential for owners, occupants or features covered porches on the front and rear,
investors. Close to schools, shopping, the attached carport, insulated roof, laundry room
Suwannee River, the Gulf of Mexico, and only 45 addition, large workshop w/concrete floor and
minutes to Gainesville. *** SHOWN BY power, fenced and only a couple of blocks from
APPOINTMENT ONLY WITH 24 HOURS the Suwannee River. $95.000 (DMH-757977-
NOTICE!! *** $59,900 (GMH-752987-JW) JW) 542-0009 0R 463-6144

Lovely 2bd/2ba Block Home on I Acre. This
Nice mobile home and beautiful 7 acres. Very home has an attached carport, garden area,
good condition must see. Nicely treed on front of screened porch, shed, pecan, cedar, and'citrus
property and open pasture on the back (approx. trees. Conveniently located near Trenton,
5ac.) Front porch and enclosed back porch, two Gainesville & Chiefland. $150,000 (GR-
sheds and more on paved road. $112,500. (LMH- 756257-JW) 463-6144
757672-K) 493-2221

Beautiful 3/2 DW MH on 4.83 acres. This home has on lake/canal only minutes by boat to the
been totally remodeled from ithe ground tip. Newv Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a
plumbing, new doors, upgraded kitchen, jetted tub, 2 stall boat house. screened fish cleaning &
custom showers, fireplace, laminate wood flooring storage room. and the home is fully furnished.
thru out, metal roof, beautiful decks, screened porch. See it today, priced at $245,000 (DW-748707-
carport, workshop, paved driveway. & much more. MHK) 352-493-2221
This is one you must see. $164,900 (DMH-758297-
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Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For

Help Wanted

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 lth Avenue,


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Acres paved road, 4BR/2BA2,192 4BR/2.5BA 2,250 htd sq. ft., gourmet
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horses welcome, $159,900 lots of counter rops and cabinets,
MLS#757826 horse ready. $139,900 MLS#758273

5 ACRES North of Bell on CR 138, $54,000 MLS# 757630
7 ACRES North of Bell on CR 138, $69,000 MLS# 757633
1/4 ACRE in Fanning Springs, $16,000 will look at reasonable
offer, MLS# 757580
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5 ACRES between Trenton & Bell, homes oily, $59,900
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Pretty 5 acre tract in desirable SW Gilchrist county. Comes with
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2005 5BRI3BA, 2091 sqft home. Features include two master suites
with large bathrooms & walk-in closets, large living area, front & rear
under-roof porches, fenced & treed yard, concrete driveway and
detached workshop with lean-to. In Bell city limits. MLS#758327

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acre lot. Island kitchen, separate LR & FR. Extra large master bath
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spring in back yard, $850/month. 3 BR/2
BA large yard. Quiet neighborhood.
Fenced property, located on Hwy-129. 5
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BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
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Page Seventeen


Page Eignteen -

Bell celebrates FFA Week with tractors, animals and breakfast

By Joy Nazworth
Bell FFA Sr. Chapter
We kicked off FFA week in Bell on
Saturday. Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. It started
with over 25 students and officers
from the Jr. and Sr. FFA Chapters
along with parents, FFA Alumni and
advisors. We all began by splitting
up and decorating the town with FFA
banners and yellow and blue bows.
Most of the businesses throughout
town participated by allowing FFA
members to decorate window fronts
or they got involved by decorating
themselves. Many compliments by
the public have been in reference to
the displays in Stephanie's Flowers,
Akins BBQ and Bell Family Health
The Bell High School lobby, decked
out in FFA colors, looked outstand-
ing. The teacher's lounge was also
done in yellow and blue as the FFA
students put on a teachers' breakfast
on Tuesday by each bringing break-
fast foods and serving while in offi-
cial dress. This event was supervised
by FFA Alumni members Natalie
Hodge and Sandy Panchyshyn. While
the FFA members were in official
dress on Tuesday, after school they
took part in serving the Bell commu-
nity by going to the Jiffy Store and
to Scaff's to pump gas and help carry
groceries (No tips accepted). They
were accompanied by their State Of-
ficer, Jeffrey Williams and Sr. Chap-
ter President, Juliee Nobs. Alumni
members, Natalie Hodge, Nicole
Avery, Sandy Panchyshyn and Angie
Bell supervised.
On Wednesday morning it was a
great sight to see as the FFA members
were allowed to drive their tractors to
school. Antique to new,. as change
happens through the years it was a
wonderful addition to Bell's celebra-
tion of FFA week. They were proudly
displayed in front of the old Bell
High. This was arranged by Tanya

FFA members who pumped gas were, left to right: Christina Nobs, Cindy
Nobs, Jeffrey Williams, Paul Bloom, Alyssa Hodge, Mark Sites, Austin Bell,
Juliee Nobs, Talon Rolling, Austin Martin, Alec Rolling.

Rolling, Regina Roberts and Alana
Pridgeon. A special thanks to Ronda
Parrish for allowing all this to come
That very same Wednesday a pet-
ting zoo organized by Kaye Rolling
was set up for all elementary grades
to view. Animals were donated from
within the chapters.
The zoo was run by Julie Thomas,
Grits the cowdog, Sandy Panchyshyn
and later accompanied by Jr. and
Sr. Chapter members: Mark and
Brendon Sites, Bruce Thomas, Paul
Bloom, Austin Martin, Talon Rolling
and Austin Bell.
Bell Elementary received lots of
education this year thanks to Kaye
Rolling and all of her efforts. San-
dy Panchyshyn made information
boards to display in each 5th-grade

classroom with the help of Juliee
Nobs, Sr. President.
On Friday after school the Jr. and
Sr. Chapter had a phenomenal turn-
out for road clean-up. Well over 40
people came out to pitch in includ-
ing alumni supervision. We would
like to thank Mr. Scottie Hodge, Mr.
Chris and Tanya Rolling, Mr. Randy
and Sandy Panchyshyn, and Mrs.
Kaye Rolling. Mr. Bill Martin, advi-
sor, made two trips to the dump and
dumped well over 600 pounds of
miscellaneous trash. That is a huge
accomplishment. Neighbors came
out to thank the kids and praise them
for the job they were doing. Good job
When all was done we closed out
our day with a BBQ and FFA fun

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Road clean up crew is shown, left to right: David Kirkland, Lucas Wilson, Paul Bloom, Donny Logan, Chelsea Mey-
ers, Joy Nazworth, Vicki Bolton, Austin Bell.
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On Saturday we held our annual
Sweetheart Pageant run by Mrs. Re-
gina Roberts and Jim and Alana Prid-
geon. All the girls were beautiful. It
was a perfect ending to a wonderful
FFA week.

FFA boys shown, left to right: Bruce Thomas, Talon Rolling, Brendon Sites,
Austin Martin, Mark Sites, Paul Bloom, Austin Bell.


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Petting zoo horse with, left to right: Stephanie Stalvey, Baylee Rolling, Shel-
bie Hutto, Michaela Sundberg, Cassidy Panchyshyn, Raychel Thomas, Adri-
anna Hodge, Alyssa White.

John Morris High School
(Continued from page 1)

nearly 30 children of turpentine still
workers were educated. The teachers
at the Tyler school were Fellow and
Willie Mae Copeland from Crystal
Several years after Davis com-
pleted school at the Trenton Negro
School a new black school was con-
structed behind Trenton High School.
In 1961 School Superintendent Eli
Read officially changed the name of
the Trenton Negro School to John
Morris High School in honor of the
esteemed principal and 11th and 12th
grades wereadded to the curriculum.
The new school had an outdoor clay
basketball court and the basketball
team played Chiefland, Williston and

Branford schools. Ted Henley, a 1956
graduate of John Morris High School,
played on that first basketball team.
The school had around 40 students,
kindergarten through 12th grade, who
all crowded into the 'small school
building which still stands today near
the Trenton High School agriculture
department. Marjorie Henley remem-
bers working as the school secretary
at John Morris High School for two
and a half years prior to desegrega-
tion in 1968 when she joined the staff
at Trenton High School as a school
secretary. John Morris also went to
work at Trenton High School as as-
sistant principal under Principal
James Parker.


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