Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00165
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: March 6, 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: VID00165
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
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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) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 77 No. 46 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, March 6,2008 Price 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
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Planning Commission has full board going into Monday night hearing

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
took action in their March 3 meeting
to have five residents of the county
seated on the Planning Commission.
County Administrator Ron Mc-
Queen told board members they had
received another resignation from a
member of the Planning Council.

Tammy S. Davis, a member of the
Planning Commission for 7.5 years,
submitted her resignation on March
3. Gilchrist County Planner Taylor
Brown explained to the board that
Davis indicated she could not meet
her obligations to the board at this
The resignation left the board with

the following active members: Chair-
man Alan Mikell, Vice Chair Mi-
chelle W. Crawford, and Roosevelt
"The Planning Commission is sup-
posed to be your expert advisor to
provide expertise involving planning
and zoning matters," Brown said. "It
is a tremendous resource for the Gil-

christ County Commission to benefit
The Gilchrist County Planning
Department has been advertising
openings on the Planning Board. The
Planning Department received five
applications from residents that were
interested in becoming a member of
the Planning. Commission. Brown

presented the five applications to the
board: W L "Bud" Fisher, Susan P.
Owens, Joe Lander, Joseph P. Sul-
livan and Craig Watson. He briefly
reviewed each applicant's letter of
interest and their background.
Brown explained to the board that
he and McQueen interviewed the
five applicants for the two positions,

discussed each of the applicants and
both agreed on two individuals to
recommend to the board.
"All of these applicants would be
good board members, but the staff
recommends Joseph P. Sullivan and
Craig Watson as the two new mem-
bers," Brown said.
(Continued to page 18)

Rising rivers predicted to flood

4-H member Lauren Roberts embraces her rabbit Snickerdoodle.

Suwannee River Fair

begins this
By Carrie A. Mizell
Three-year-old 'Snickerdoodle'
will travel to the Suwannee River Fair
on Friday where he will be shown by
Lauren Roberts, a 4-H Cloverbud
who delights in.her goats, dogs, hors-
es and cows.
With eager hands and little fear,
Lauren, 7, will hold her mostly white
and fuzzy Mini Rex rabbit as judges
look at Cloverbud entries on Friday
"He's cuddly and he's nice to me,"
Lauren said. "Except for yesterday
when he scratched me ... he wasn't
being mean he just'got scared."
The Trenton Elementary School
first graderis one of many local youth
anticipating the start of the 2008 Su-
wannee River Fair Livestock Show
and Sale on Thursday. 4-H and FFA
members will see a change this year
as the annual fair has been changed
from its traditional one-to-two week
time span to 10-days of activity
,which will stretch into early April.
SHighlights this weekend will in-
clude Consumer Choice Judging,
,Poultry Judging, Rabbit Show, Horse
Show'. Poultry Show, Heifer Show
and Dairy Judging events.
The Gilchrist County Journal will
cover the Suwannee River Fair Live-
stock Show and Sale in its entirety.
Each week pictures of local winners
and articles relating the events of
the fair will be featured as well as a
schedule of each weekend's events.


This weekend:

Thursday, March 6
4-8 p.m. Poultry Entry
4-8 p.m. Rabbit Entry
(Except Cloverbud Rabbits)

Friday, March 7
3-6 p.m. Cloverbud Rabbit Entry
5:30-6 p.m. Consumer Choices
Judging Teams Registration
5:30-6 p.m. Poultry Judging
6 p.m. Primary and Senior
Consumer Choices Judging Event
.7 p.m. Junior Consumer Choices
Judging Event
6-8 p.m. Poultry Judging Contest
7-9 p.m. Cloverbud Rabbit Show
3-6 p.m. Dairy Cow Entry

Saturday, March 8
7:30-8:30 a.m. Horse Entry
9 a.m. Horse Show
9 a.m.-Noon Dairy Cow Show
8 a.m.-Noon Poultry Show and
1-5 p.m. Rabbit Show and
2-4 p.m. Rabbit Judging Contest
2-4 p.m. Horse arid Dairy Cow
Skill-a-thon Contests
5 p.m. Dairy Judging Events
7-9 p.m. Rabbit, Poultry and
Dairy Release

By Carrie A. Mizell
SMonths of intense studying will be
put into action beginning next Tues-


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day, March 11 as third through tenth
graders throughout the state of Flori-
da begin taking the reading, math and
science portions of the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment test (FCAT).
Third through tenth grade students
will take the reading and math sec-
tions while students in grades 5, 8
and 11 take the science section.
According to Terry Andrews, sec-
retary to Assistant Superintendent Dr.
Jim Surrency, statewide FCAT test-
ing will continue through Monday,
Mar. 24.
Retakes of the tenth grade math
and reading tests will also be given
to students in 11th grade who are still
attempting to meet graduation re-
Elementary, middle and high
school students throughout the coun-
ty are gearing up for the FCAT, An-
drews said.
At Bell Elementary School Prin-
cipal Rick Reed said students take
FCAT released tests and mock tests
while undergoing after-school tutor-
ing in preparation for the tests. Reed
said the school avoids throwing pep
rallies prior to the FCAT because he
(Continued to age 18)

By Carrie A. Mizell
A forecast for minor flooding
prompted the National Weather Ser-
vice in Jacksonville to issue a flood
warning for the Santa Fe River at
Three Rivers Estates on Monday
The Santa Fe River was at 17.31
feet and rising as of 1 a.m. 'on Tues-
day. The National Weather Service
indicated that flood stage is 19 feet.
The river is forecast to go above flood
stage on Friday and rise to nearly
19:6 feet during the evening hours of
Sunday, March 9.
The Withlacoochee. Alapaha, Su-
wannee and Santa Fe Rivers are ris-
ing due to heavy rainfall in late Feb-
ruary. In some areas of south Georgia,
precipitation was over twice what is
normally received in February. How-
ever, rainfall over much of the middle
and lower .Suwannee River basins
was less than normal, according to
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District.
At 17 feet the Santa Fe Ri\er wa-
ter began to cross River Run Road
in several locations. At 17.3 feet
the water will begin to reach homes
just downstream of the river gauge.
Santa Fe Road will be covered at the
slough once the water rises to 17.8
feet. Should the river reach 19.8 feet
the waters will begin to affect homes
in the Hollingsworth Bluff area at SR
Residents of Gilchrist, Columbia
and Suwannee Counties could be af-
fected by the flooding. Motorists are
being reminded not to drive vehicles
through flooded areas.
The latest developments will be
broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.
Historical crests at this location
include the highest Santa Fe River
rising which was 34.20 feet on April
12, 1945 and most recently the riv-
er crested at 29.92 feet on Mar. 25,

The starting point of the boardwalk at Hart Springs was partially under water Tuesday morning. .ccord-
ing to Park'Manager Julie Harrison, the springs rose one foot each day last week for a combined 7feet. She
said the water has gone from ankle deep to neck high in a few shorts weeks and will likely flood its banks
this weekend.

According to Karen Parker of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, a 32-mile segment
of the Santa Fe River is now an idle
speed, no wake zone. Zone 5, which
runs from River Rise within O'Leno
State Park west to the confluence of
the Suwannee River, was activated
as an idle speed, no wake zone on
Monday because of the rising water
levels. FWC officers will be patrol-
ling this area of the river to ensure the
idle speed, no wake zone is enforced,
Capt. Roy Brown, area supervisor at
the FWC's Lake City office said.
"Water levels on the Suwannee
River can fluctuate rapidly, creating
navigational hazards, such as floating

debris, rocks, stumps and shoaling
conditions for unsuspecting boaters,"
Brown said. "We want everyone to
be safe."
The idle speed, no wake zone will
stay in effect until the water level re-
cedes below 17 feet.
"This is also the first time we have
used the new flood zones," Brown
The Suwannee River near Wilcox
had risen to 6.66 feet on Tuesday
morning at 7:30 a.m. The waters are
expected to rise to at least 7.8 feet on
Saturday, Mar. 8. The flood stage at
this location is 11 feet.
Previously, when the Suwannee
River reached 26 feet above sea

level (three feet below flood stage),
one gauge in Branford placed the
entire 160-mile system under an idle
speed, no wake restriction, hindering
all boaters along both the Suwan-
nee River and Santa Fe River, even
though some areas of the rivers were
well below flood stage.
In 2006, FWC unanimously ap-
proved dividing the restricted areas
on the Suwannee River and Santa
Fe River into five zones with a wa-
ter-level gauge in each section. When
the water level rises, ranging from 9
to 47 feet, idle speed, no wake zones
will be enforced for that zone. To
obtain river levels, visit www.my-

County commission demands public safety

director improve within 60 days

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
looked for Carlos Perez, Gilchrist
County Public Safety Director in the
first meeting of March on Monday.
The Department of Public Safety
had Director of Emergency Manage-
ment Ron Mills present information
to the four-member board in Perez's
absence. Mills presented information
to the board involving an additional
$3,000 expenditure for cable instal-
lation, speakers and other miscella-
neous communication needs for the

new Emergency Operations Center.
When the board asked questions of
the Emergency Management Direc-
tor regarding the request for the ad-
ditional equipment, Mills explained
that he did not have that information.
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court Joe
Gilliam asked when the initial bid for
the telecommunications equipment
was awarded to Kennedy Commu-
nications for $55,000 and why this
$3,000 line was not packaged along
with the initial bid. The board asked
if Carlos Perez was at work on Mon-

Charlie Caulk announces

candidacy for sheriff

It is a privilege to introduce myself,
Charlie Caulk, as a republican candi-
date for sheriff of Gilchrist County.
I have been a resident of Gilchrist
County for the past ten years. In the
past, we have all enjoyed a relaxed
and peaceful country way of life.
Unfortunately, a significant in-
crease in violent crime, drug abuse,
"burglary, thefts, domestic violence
and juvenile crime has directly af-
fected our families and peaceful way
of living.
CHANGE! As sheriff of Gilchrist
County, I will offer a broad array of
leadership management and law en-
forcement experience.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy,
I have been employed as a 911 dis-
patcher, city police officer/animal
control officer, Gilchrist County
deputy/School Resource deputy, and
Florida State trooper/Drug Interdic-

Charlie Caulk
tion Felony trooper. My qualifica-
tions are unsurpassed and speak
for themselves. Working together
through community oriented initia-
tives, we will once again be able to
enjoy the peaceful lifestyles we were
(Continued to page 4)

day. The board were told he was
busy working on the equipment for
the new fire truck that.is expected to
be delivered soon.
Commissioner Randy Durden
asked when the installation of these
cables and other equipment was ex-
pected to begin. County Administra-
tor Ron McQueen explained the con-
struction phase of the EOC facility
is expected to complete the drying
in of the roof this week; so it could
be two to three weeks away. Com-
missioner Durden made a motion to

table a decision on this request until
the public safety director could come
before the board and answer some of
these questions in the next meeting
on March 17.
In the commissioner report seg-
ment of the meeting, Commissioner
Durden said, "I'm not happy with
our public safety director. He arrives
at work from 9 to 9:30in the morning
and leaves from 3 to 3:30 in the after-
noon and he is continually involved
in.purchase order and budgeting is-
(Continued to page 18)

Bobby Crosby announces

candidacy for tax collector

My name is Bobby L. Crosby, Jr.
and I am seeking the office of Gil-
christ County Tax Collector (Demo-
I have lived in Gilchrist County for
twenty-one years and have been ac-
tive in many parts of the community.
I am married to Tammy Walker Cros-
by and we have two sons, Tres and
Kane. As a family we have been in-
volved in the good things this county
offers our young people and citizens.
My experience comes from twen-
ty-eight years in retail sales where I
have been responsible for employee
management, operating budgets, in-
ventory controls, work production,
purchasing and the last 15 years as
owner/operator of a lumber supply
and production company.
I have volunteered as a baseball
coach with Suwannee Valley League
and worked as an active volunteer at
the Suwannee River Youth Fair. It has

Bobby L. Crosby, Jr.
been important for me and my family
to be a vital part of the community
programs of Gilchrist County.
Because of my concern for this
county I am seeking the opportunity
to give back to the citizens a strong
(Continued to page 4)



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.14 ac Suwannee $120,000
.18 at River Walk $67,500
8ac Trenton $16,000
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.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
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I ac Bell $15,900 (OF)
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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
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2.45 ac Trenton $65,000
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4 ac Chiefland $70,000
4.54 ac Trenton $130,000
4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
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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
9.63 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
10 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
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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
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Wagon train

will stop in

By Carrie A. Mizell
Work obligations will keep Bell na-
tive Johnnie Philman Jr. from taking
part in a wagon train that will travel
along the historic Suwannee River
stopping in Gilchrist County to cross
the river at the railroad bridge in Wil-
cox on March 13.
Philman, who now resides in Jas-
per, started the scenic trip by accom-
panying the wagon train on Feb. 25.
Philman was among five handmade,
covered wagons drawn by mules
and 10 horseback riders who left the
site of the headwaters of the Suwan-
nee River in the Okefenokee Swamp
north of Fargo, Ga.
"Since 1991 I have had the honor
to wagon train with John Paul Sch-
neider of Live Oak, he is the finest
Christian man you will ever meet,"
Philman said. "I was with them on
many trail rides in the past, both na-
tional rides and local rides. Due to
my full time job, I won't be able to go
on this one, but I'll be there in prayer
along the way."
The wagon train will first stop in
Gilchrist County on March 12 near
Hart Springs before making its way
on to Yellow Jacket and concluding
March 15 at Suwannee, Fla., where
the Suwannee River ends.

Sgt. Scott Elmore, our most loved
husband, father and son, arrived at
Pope AFB, North Carolina on Febru-
ary 17th, 2008 at 3:30 a.m. after serv-
ing 15 months in Iraq.
Scott is an active duty paratrooper
stationed at Fort Bragg, NC with the
82nd Airborne Division. Scott is a
graduate of Trenton High School and
enlisted in the Army in 2004.

He is extremely happy to be back
in the States and is looking forward
to spending some time here in Flor-
ida with family and friends. We all
welcome him back home with our ut-
most thanks and appreciation for his
Thank you Sgt. Scott Elmore for
all you do we are so very proud of
you and love you dearly.

Deputies chase driver of a stolen car

Deputies from the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office pursued a stolen car
from Williston through the streets of
northeast Trenton on Sunday night.
A 'be on the lookout notice' was is-
sued by the Williston Police Depart-
ment on Sunday at 10:40 p.m. for a
stolen 1999 white Nissan Maxima.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Gaston located the stolen car
at the Smokers Express in Trenton.
The car was turning north onto Hwy.

129. When Deputy Gaston tried to
catch up to the car, the car sped up
and turned onto SR 47. Deputy Gas-
ton tried to stop the car and a short
pursuit began through several streets
in northeast Trenton.
The car finally stopped at NE Fifth
Avenue and NE Third Street in Tren-
The driver of the car ran on foot
while the passenger stayed in the car
until he was removed and questioned

by Deputy Gaston.
Deputies searched the area for the
driver, but were unable to locate him.
The driver of the car has been identi-
fied and will be charged with Fleeing
and Eluding, Reckless Driving and
Driving Without a License.
According to Captain Tony Cruse
of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Williston Police Department
was notified and will.continue the in-
vestigation on the stolen car.

Wild game is the featured flavor at annual

Education Foundation fundraiser

Feathers will fly at the Gilchrist
County Education Foundation's 15th
annual Wild Beast Feast on Friday,
March 14.
Celebrated game cooks from
throughout the county will gather
beneath a covered arena at DeCham-
Splain's Heaven's Gate Farm to pre-
Spare a varietyof wild game and fowl.
including: gator tail, frog legs, quail,
mountain goat, water buffalo, moun-
tain oysters, pork, corn on the cob,
swamp cabbage, authentic gumbo,
beef, barbecue goat and homemade
In 2007, nearly 1500 people' from
throughout north Florida attended the
Wild Beast Feast, which is held each
year to raise money for scholarships
for graduating seniors at Bell High
School and Trenton Middle High
According to Julie Thomas, presi-
dent of the Education Foundation of
Gilchrist County, $92,000 in scholar-
ship funds was given.out in 2007 to
area high school seniors.
This year the number of students
applying for Education Foundation
scholarships has risen to 122 appli-
cants, therefore nearly $100,000 will

Around 1500 people attended the 2007 Wild Beast Feast at DeCham-
plain's Heaven's Gate Farm. Attendees enjoyed a variety of wild game
and homemade desserts.

need to be raised.
Tickets for the Wild Beast Feast
may be purchased at Capital City
Bank in Trenton and Bell, Drum-
mond Community Bank, Ameris
Bank, Gilchrist County Supervisor

of Elections Office, Gilchrist County
School Board Office, Gilchrist Coun-
ty Property Appraiser's Office and
Akins Barbecue in Bell.
For more information, call (352)

Special assessment for road paving is approved

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission was surprised Tuesday evening, Feb. 26, when they didn't hear from anyone in
the audience that would speak against the inaugural special assessment for road paving.
An estimated 21 residents and property owners from Rolling Oaks subdivision sat and listened as three of the four
commissioners voted in favor of the Ordinance 08-23. This ordinance and resolution was approved to allow Gilchrist
County to charge the 52 property owners and residents along the two streets; SE 62nd Court and SE 67th Court, to
pay $319.15, an annual payment per lot. If the property owners want to pay the full assessment of $3,961.54 the
deadline is March 30, 2008. Gilchrist County had previously agreed to provide the limerock to build up the base in
order to apply a course of asphalt on the existing road surface. The Gilchrist County Commission told the residents
that the county will provide the estimated 250 loads of limerock that will be used to stabilize the base of the roadway
before the paving is applied.
The bid to construct the surfacing of the two roads was awarded to John C. Hipp Construction ofAlachua. Gilchrist
County also awarded the bid to resurface the road entering Rolling Oaks, from SR 26 to SE 60th, to John C. Hipp
Construction for $375,877.44. There were three other firms that submitted bids for this construction. Those bidders
were: V.E. Whitehurst & Sons for $392,743.90, Anderson Columbia Co. for $470,697.90, and APAC-Southeast Inc.
for $679,059.07. This construction is expected to begin as soon as the limerock is stock piled on the location.

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or aren't sure where we are or where ASSOCIATE EDITOR
we are going. Yet so many of us are
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truly blessed us in that we are still Kathy Hilliard, Lyn Ellison and Chris Rogers
here to enjoy life and love one anoth- ASSISTANTS
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door and join us for a time of good Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
fellowship. POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
If you have questions call Dot Hal- Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
version at (352) 542-7697 or Billie Trenton, Florida 32693
Cooper at (352) 493-9368.

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Community, someone who has gone
aboye aiid beyond the call of duty to.
help others, a person who demon-
strates commitment to accomplishing
positive achievements? The Greater
Chiefland Area Chamber of Com-
merce wants to know.
The Chamber is once again ask-
~ ing the public to submit nominations
for an outstanding area resident to
be named Citizen of the Year. The
S- award for 2007 will be made at the
Chamber's annual banquet expected
Sto take place in April.
SAnyone who would like to nomi-
nate a person for Citizen of the Year
can submit a letter of recommenda-
tion, or call the Chamber for a nomi-
S_ nation form designed to help with
the write-up. Nominations should
S include specifics about the nominee's
. .. achievements or contributions to
the community, and any honors or
awards that confirm those achieve-
ments or contributions. List mem-
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John's Comments
By: John M.. Ayers

The Gilchrist County Commission
took a significant step into the future
last week when they agreed by a 3-
1, vote to approve a Special Assess-
ment for Rolling Oaks subdivision
road paving.
Some residents of the southeast
S Gilchrist County residential commu-
nity have been in favor of this action
fbr over five years. A group of resi-
dents which have supported this im-
provement from the beginning were
ale to get the additional residents in
favor to attend the meeting Tuesday
qight to show their support.
STwo of the four County Commis-
sioners that were in favor of this told
the residents that by their attendance
in this meeting, it made them real-
ize this was a project that the county
needed to approve.
With the passage of this Special
Assessment for road improvement,
the county has laid the groundwork
for other residential communities
and home owners' associations to get
going if they want the county to up-
grade their roads in the future.
The residents of Rolling Oaks
that live along the two county roads
slated to be paved will be required to
pay $319.00 annually for 20 years or
$3,961,54 in one lump sum for their
share of the project.
Some of the residents attending
the Tuesday evening meeting ex-
plained that if we had done this when
it was first talked about, it probably

wouldn't have cost us $200.00 for
an annual payment. The residents at-
tending the meeting were still willing
to pay the increased special assess-
Gilchrist County will impose this
special assessment tax on the ad va-
lorem property tax bill of each of the
Some people think that Gilchrist
County should come in and pave a
certain percentage .of the 450 miles
of graded roads each year. I'm afraid
that if the less than 17,000 people that
live in this rural county want things
to remain rural, they better decide
who is going to pay for the increased
services that people are crying for.
Commissioner Randy Durden said
it best on Monday at the close of the
first March meeting, the revenues are
getting tighter and if we don't reduce
services, we will have to reduce posi-
tions. We don't want to cut anyone's
job, but we are.going to have less rev-
enues to work with this year and the
price for fuel and other necessities
are still rising. The board was also
told that the legislature was also con-
sidering another reduction of the ad
valorem millage in the 2008 session.
On a more pleasant note, the.re-
cent rains along the Florida-Georgia
state line have our local rivers in a
rising mode. This will provide the
much needed water to replenish the

( Letters to the Editor

County spending in the
Road Department
I recently read an article in your pa-
per dated 2-7-08 about the Gilchrist
County Road Department cutting
back to a 3-day work week because
of a money shortage in their budget.
Maybe the County Commission
should have thought about money
when they hired a new supervisor
in 2004 and started him out at over
$40,000 a year. Maybe the County
Commission should have thought
about money before they bought'
those new 4wd pickups for the new
supervisor and assistant supervisor to
ride in. Maybe the County Commis-
sion should think about money when
the supervisors are sitting in the res-
taurant while the workers are still out
on the job. As a former employee I
am appalled by the tax and spend pol-
ictes of the Road Department. I still
he friends and family in Gilchrist
ty who struggle to pay rising
every year. Maybe the citizens
lchrist County shouldtretiember ,
se tax and spend policies on elec-
tion day.
Wayne Gothard

Date High Low High Low
Thiu 3.209 ft. -0.455 ft. 2.801 ft 0.399 ft.
Mar 6, 08 12:32 AM 7:33 AM 1:37PM7:37PM
Fri 3.292 ft. -0.361 ft. 2.967 ft 0.031 ft.
Mar7, 08 1:18AM 8:05AM 2:00PM8:17PM
Sat 3.287 ft. -0.163 ft. 3.133 ft. -0.285 ft.
Mar 8, 08 2:02 AM 8:37 AM 2:23 PM 8:57 PM
Sun 3.182 ft. 0.112 ft. 3.289 ft. -0.509 ft.
Mar 9, 08 2:47 AM 9:08 AM 2:48 PM 9:38 PM
Mon 2.977 ft. 0.434 ft. 3.412 ft. -0.604 ft.
Mar 10, 08 3:34 AM 9:39 AM 3:15 PM 10:21 PM
Tue 2.684 ft. 0.772 ft. 3.470 ft. -0.554 ft.
Mar 11, 084:23 AM 10:10 AM 3:46 PM 11:10 PM
Wed 2.331 ft. 1.102 ft. 3.431ft.
Mar 12, 08 5:18 AM 10:42 AM 4:23 PM
New Moon: 3/7 12:15 PM Perigee: 3/10 5:00 PM

Letter to the Editor
Mr. Bruderly and Mr. Swalla
(Gilchrist County Journal, February
28, 2008) deserve citizens' admira-
tion and thank you for taking the
time and talent to draw attention to
the critical ecological issues, energy
and water, that our burgeoning pop-
ulation puts before us today. They
presented these problems in cogent,
well-reasoned and supported argu-
ment. If all concerned residents were
as aware and engaged as these two
men, the problems would never have
arisen, or would have been dealt with
years ago. If we are sheep, we shall
be eaten by wolves.
Sally Berg

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Near Death Experiences
(Kent Heaton)

A near death experience is exactly that an experience
that brings a person near death. One of the confusing
issues surrounding a near death experience is the
misunderstanding of the meaning of death. Testimonies
are countless that describe those who "die" on the
operating table, car or plane crash, heart attacks, murders,
etc.; describing seeing a brilliant light and experience an
ecstatic love highlighted by seeing God face to face. The
question at hand is not whether or not a person sees the
things he or she relates upon awakening from but whether
what happened to them is death as described by God in
His word.
Life began for man when "The Lord God formed man
of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living being"
(Genesis 2:7). When the Lord destroyed the world with a
flood, He said He would "destroy all flesh in which is
the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is
on the earth shall perish" (Genesis 6:17). Job declared
his life was from the Lord (Job 12:10; 27:3; 33:4).
The prophet Isaiah wrote, "Stop regarding man,
whose breath of life is in his nostrils" (2:22). Daniel told
Belshazzar that God held his breath in His hand and owns
all his ways (Daniel 5:23). On Mars Hill in Athens, Paul
reminded the Athenians the Lord God is not "served by
human hands, as though He needed anything, since He
Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things"
(Acts 17:25). Understanding who gives life helps us to
understanding death.
Death comes upon all men as Romans 5:12 declares

and cemeteries filling the landscape testify. It was man's
rebellion that caused the Lord to remove him from the
"tree of life" in the Garden of Eden and thus death is
imposed upon all (Genesis 3:22). James describes death as
the "body without the spirit" (James 2:26). When a
person dies, the spirit returns to God who gave it
(Ecclesiastes 12:7). After death, there is no return.
There are a few instances recorded in scripture of those
who died and were raised from the dead (1 Kings
17:17-23; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:21; Matthew 27:52; Luke
7:11-15; 8:49-55; John 11:43,44; Acts 9:37-40; 20:9-12;
Hebrews 11:35). This is called "resurrection" and defined
in Greek as a "standing up again." A near death
experience is not a resurrection. When a person dies and
the breath of life is taken from man returning to God, they
are dead. The only way a person can return from that state
is by a miraculous intervention by God resurrection.
What people experience today is only a near death
event and not death itself. To die and live again is
resurrection and the last miracle of resurrection happened
as recorded in the New Testament. Since miracles ceased
1900 years ago, no one can raise another from the dead
nor can one who dies (spirit returns to God who gave it)
return. The phenomenon experienced by individuals today
can only be described as an experience that took them
near death but life remained in the body. God measures
death when the spirit returns to Him not by a man-made
machine. With all his wisdom, man is still limited. God
however is unlimited. The Bible explains the difference
between death and near death.

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Name: Theresa Gentry
Lives: Bell
How long have you lived in
Gilchrist County? 32 years. I was
almost 18 when I moved here.
Family: Husband of 25 years,
Mitchell; two children, Steven and
Leah; three grandchildren: Colby,
5; Emma, 3; and James was-bor
on Feb. 19
What is the best thing about be-
ing a grandma? You can spoil
them and give them back. I always
heard that being a grandparent was
something special and it is. They
really get a hold of heartstrings you
didn't know you had.
Works: As a pharmacy tech at Best
Drugs in Trenton, I've worked here
since 1980. I tease Larry that he's
employed me and raised me at the
same time.
What do you like about your job?
The people make my job. It's not
counting the pills ... it's the peo-
In your free time: I like spending
time with Mitchell. We do .little
road trips.
Best trip: Our Chicago trip where

we saw Detroit, went into Canada
and the finger lake states.
Most recent trip: Pennsylvania
It's nice to: Have my children liv-
ing close to home now.
If not at Best Drugs: I would do
volunteer work for people especial-
ly the elderly.
Favorite food: Good Italian..
Favorite book or movie: "The
'Lake House" and "Divine Secrets
of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Something not many people know
about you: I lead the singing at my

By Cindy Jo Ayers

Spring is just around the corer
now. March 20 is the first day of
spring and many of us will be plant-
ing seed soon after the first day of
spring. Recently while visiting with
an old family friend, Mr. Ronald
Watson, I gleaned some important
information about planting a spring
garden. Mr. Ronald told me that when
Easter comes early like it is this year
you can plant your peas (acres in our
case) a little earlier. Mr. Ronald said
he planned to plant his peas toward
the last of March this year.
Mr. Ronald is always a joy to
talk to, he has so much farming and
garden knowledge and that old time
work ethic which I so admire. Grow-
ing up a farmer's daughter has given
me a great appreciation for those who
have toiled in the fields for their liv-
ing. These quiet hard working men
who have farmed their entire lives
have my greatest respect. For gen-
erations they have fed this nation and
many other parts of the world and for
the most part with not nearly-enough
appreciation on the part of us, the
consumers. As our farms dwindle
I'm pretty sure we will be paying a
lot more for food in the future.
I feel very blessed to have lived
my entire life in a rural part of Florida
where farmers still own much of the
land. An area where as young chil-
dren my brothers and I were taught
an appreciation for the land

S My grandmother told of farming
* as a child nearly 100 years ago near
Newtown (Ebenezer Baptist Church
S area on Hwy. 339) when her father

Samuel Sanford Smith would have
his children hoe cotton each year
then pick it by hand. Back in those
days women did not want any sun on
their faces as fair skin was thought to
be beautiful. My grandmother said
she and her sisters would work in
the field wearing long sleeves, long
dresses and aprons and they always
had on a bonnet to keep the sun off
their faces. She said the worst part
of it was trying not to get a tan. My
grandfather always said, "Hard work
will not kill you," and I'm pretty sure
their generation proved it. My grand-
mother made wonderful corn sticks
so this recipe is in honor of her.
JVAwtawm (Cam/ Jf&64
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
'1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Put about a teaspoon of oil or bacon
drippings in each corn stick cast-iron
pan section of the pan and put it into
the oven to pre-heat. In a large bowl,
combine cornmeal, flour, baking
powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
Add buttermilk and eggs, stir. Pour in
the melted butter and continue to stir.
Pour batter into each section of the
pre-heated corn stick pan and bake
for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan
and serve hot with butter and a big
helping of acre peas and sliced toma-

the Citizen of the Year Award for
2007. The award recipient must be
at last 18 years old and must reside in
the greater Chiefland area.
Submit nominations to Chiefland's
Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box
1397, Chiefland, Florida 32644, by
fax to (352) 493-0282, by email to
chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net, or
in person at 23 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Monday through Friday between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m. The deadline for sub-
mission will be announced. Ques-
tions can be directed to the Chamber
at (352) 493-1849.

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Collier will seek office of Sheriff

Republican Crystal Collier sub-
mitted her intent to seek the position
of sheriff last week to the Gilchrist
County Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice. She is the eighth Gilchrist Coun-
ty resident to sign-on as a sheriff's
candidate. Other sheriff candidates
vying for Sheriff David Turner's job
in 2009 include, Republican Dan-
iel 'Charlie' Caulk, Democrat Tony
Cruse, Democrat Bryant Frye, Re-
publican Larry Roberts, Democrat
Robert Roux, Jr., Republican Daniel
Slaughter and Republican William L.
'Billy' Smith Jr.
Clerk of Circuit Court Joseph W.
Gilliam, a democrat, will seek re-
Property Appraiser Damon C.
Leggett, a democrat, will also seek
Tax Collector Marilyn Bruce, a
democrat, will be seeking re-election
later this year. Bruce's position is be-
ing challenged by Democrat Bobby
L. Crosby Jr. and Republican Jona-

than S. Kincaid.
Supervisor of Elections Connie
Douglas Sanchez, a republican, will
seek re-election.
Longtime Superintendent of
Schools Don Thomas, a democrat,
will seek election to the position cur-
rently held by Buddy Vickers, who
has announced he will not seek re-
election in 2008.
County Commissioner, District 1
Sharon Akins Langford, a democrat,
will seek re-election.
County Commissioner, District 3
Randy Durden, a democrat, will seek
re-election. He will be challenged by
Republican William 'Bill' Wolford.
County Commissioner, District 5
Kenrick D. Thomas, a democrat, will
seek re-election.
School Board,. District 2 member
Robert B. Clemons will seek re-elec-
tion in 2008. He is being challenged
by Raymond D. 'Ray' Hutchinson.
Julie C. Thomas will seek the posi-
tion of School Board, District 4.

Agriculture in the classroom

mini-grants available

Does your school budget forbid be notified by November 30, 2008
you from starting a new project? via mail. State objectives and goals
Here's your chance! There is money clearly, and explain how the grant
available to you for integrating agri- will help you achieve them. The proj-
culture in your classroom, ect must be completed by the end of
All kindergarten through 12th the 2008-09 school year. A final brief
grade educators are welcome to ap- report is due upon completion of the
ply. Florida Farm Bureau Agricul- project, but no later than July 31,
ture in the Classroom (FFB-AITC) 2009.
is pleased to offer a Mini-Grant pro- Innovation and an inter-disciplin-
gram for educators during the school ary approach are important judging
year. This FFB-AITC grant is a pub- criteria. Extensive student involve-
lic/private partnership serving K-12th ment, and subsequent effect on the
grade education with a goal of help- students, is very important to FFB-
ing to increase the understanding of AITC. Field trips and assemblies
agriculture among students and edu- must be linked to classroom learning
cators. The program is administered objectives and applications should
through the Florida Farm Bureau, outline specific pre and post activi-
Florida's oldest and largest general ties. Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture
farm organization. in the Classroom reserves the right to
A total of up to $7,500 may be deny applications based on quality,
awarded in mini-grants throughout quantity, and intent.
the state by Florida Farm Bureau dur- Applications can be picked up at
ing the year. the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau in
Integrating Agriculture Has No Trenton, call (352) 463-2298. Or you
Boundaries: can download the application from
This FFB-AITC Mini-Grant pro- www.floridafarmbureau.org/files/
gram offers cash awards to help teacher_minigrants_app.pdf.
educators more effectively integrate Applications can be submitted to
agriculture into their curriculum. Ag- the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau
riculture has no subject area bound- Office in Trenton or mailed to the ad-
aries, and entries are encouraged in: dress on the application.
Social Studies, Math, Language Arts,
Science, Environmental Education,
other subject areas or combination Recor.fdee/fJarriayes i
Of areas that effectively integrate key ,,( sf is/ Coun/y
agricultural principles i.e., produc-
tfon, promotion, etc. Duston Edwin Boyte, 11/7/1977,
Up to $250 is available to educa- and Julie An Waters, 1/4/1986,
tors. Certified Florida teachers en- both of Newberry, were married on
gaged in classroom instruction at 2/14/2008 in Newberry by Shalene
the Pre-K through 12th grade levels G. Eddy, notary public.
are eligible for the FFB-AITC Mini- Gregory Allen Hale, 12/3/1976,
Grant programs for the 2008-09 and Christa Liane Matthews,
school year. Home-school and Ex- 7/9/1983, both of Trenton, were mar-
tension educators are not eligible to tried on 2/26/2008 in Trenton by Mrs.
apply. Grants of up to $250 will be Cynthia Chadwick, notary public.
awarded for budgeted expenses to Christopher Floyd Craft,
provide an original and creative ac- 10/27/1963, and Debra Allen For-
tivity or program. You may not need sythe, 3/31/1985, both of Trenton,
that much, $50, $85, $100 may be were married on 2/29/2008 in Tren-
enough. ton by Mrs. Deborah Craft, notary
Applications must be received by public.
October 1, 2008. Grant winners will

Janalee Sheree Roberts and Kyle Alan Patton

^lo-rtt -^Battofi/ to- coa'
Dexter and Sheree Roberts of Winfield proudly announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Janalee Sheree Roberts, to Kyle
Alan Patton, the son of Mark and Annette Patton of Northport.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Tim and Ollie Dozier of
Winfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roberts and the late Annie Mae Roberts,
all of Old Town.
She is a 2002 graduate of Winfield High School and a December 2007
graduate of the University of Alabama. She earned a degree in accounting.
She is currently employed by the state of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Wick and Patsy Patton and the
late A.K. Coley, all of Northport.
He is a 2002 graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School. He is currently
employed by Performance Products in Tuscaloosa.
The wedding will be an event on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Jemison Van De Graaff Mansion in Tuscaloosa.

XCarriage 7lppfica/ions in 9y,-
c/ris/ Counfjy
Hubert Malon Worley, Sr.,
3/1/1942, and Cecilia Shepard White,
8/12/1942, both of Branford.
Thomas Patrick Steck, 5/21/1979,
and Donna Darlene Raney, 4/25/1980,
both of Bell.

Bobby Crosby
(Continued from page 1)
leadership in the Tax Collector's of-
fice that will serve all the needs of the
As Tax Collector, I will provide ac-
cessible office hours for paying real
estate taxes, purchasing required tags,
and information foii shing iand hunt-
ing.licenses and uaity a assistance to
individuals seeking help from my of-
.fice. It is my goal to provide all ser-
vices with the most efficient, friendly
and productive manner possible.
I look to you for help in making
the Gilchrist County Tax Collectors
office a place you can depend on for
your needs. Contact me if you have
any questions, suggestions or con-
cerns that I can address. You may
reach me at 352-463-7510 or 352-
538-3487. My email address is ele
Thank you and please consider me
when you vote for Gilchrist County
Tax Collector.

This weekend, March 8th, I will be at the Osceola Community Center from 10am-12pm and at
the Cruse Community Center from 3pm-5pm. We will be serving light refreshments. Come
out and let me talk with you about the difference I can make in Gilchrist County.


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County Commissioner D. Ray Akins, Chris Pelletier, Bruce Kin-
Harrison Jr. remains in the Intensive caid, Kevin Benson, Frank Col-
Care Unit at North Florida Regional son, and Jade Kinard on March 6;
Hospital. At press time, Harrison was Linda Boyette, Mary Ellen Stolle,
breathing comfortably after having C.D. Moore, Lanae Lord, and Harry
been taken off the ventilator several Coleman on March 7; Ed Langford,
days ago. Doctors report that Harri- Brittny Ridenour, McCoy Hilliard,
son's body is not showing signs of T.J. Rose, Trevor Bass, Joy Morris
bile back up or clogging. He was ex- Schultz, and Pam Parrott on March
pected to do a little physical therapy 8; Lynn Jordan, Richard Dickerson,
this week if his condition continues Veta Washington Spralding, Jordon
to improve and the family is hope- Hagan, Sara Huber, Andrew Davis,
ful that he will be moved out of the Samantha Davis, Brent Wilkerson,
Intensive Care Unit next week. The Raymond Jordan, Dorothy Pear-
doctors think he is a lucky man to son, Melissa Martin, Barry Hilliard,
have survived all of this. They didn't and Terry Boyd on March 9; Grant
expect him to get through it. They Dasher, Jean Koltz, and Allen Martin
told him he is a stronger man than on March 10; Marie Hayden, Jewell
they thought. The family knows that Lee, Renee Summers, Dan Graves,
the Lord is not finished with him and Joyce Sutton, and Bessie Bell on
that prayer is a powerful thing. March 11; Briana McDaniels, Daniel
Longtime Trenton resident W. Barnes, Alyssa Mathis, and Bejamin
O. "Bill" Clifton is enjoying taking O'Donnell on March 12.
dancing lessons while living in The Happy Anniversary wishes to:
Villages, a retirement community Terry and Robin Boyd on March 6;
in Gainesville. According to Bill's Louis and Marie Wallace on March
daughter Diane Clifton, he has made 7; Lloyd and Mercedes Flores, and
many new friends since moving to John and Barbara Rowe on March
The Villages. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peterson, and
Happy Birthday wishes to: Kate Bill and Ruth Howard on March 12.

Extension Service

will offer food


update classes
With the vegetable season upon us,
the Extension Service will offer a
food preservation update.
The classes will be held from 1:30
to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Tues-
day, March 11 at the Alachua County
Extension Office, phone (352) 955-
2402; on Tuesday, March 18 at the
Levy County Extension Office, phone
(352) 486-5131; and on Monday,
March 24 at the Dixie County Public
Library, phone (352) 498-1219.
There will be a $3 charge for mate-
rials and you can pay at the door. Dr.
Brenda Williams and Muriel Turner,
Home Economist from Alachua and
Levy Counties, will conduct the
Be sure and call because seating is
limited at each event.

Charlie Caulk
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Hazel Vick

will celebrate

80th Birthday

on March 16

Hazel Vick
The family of Hazel Vick would
like for you to join us in the celebra-
tion of her 80th birthday on March
16 at the Bell Community Center in
The celeibrtibion will'sart at 12:30
p.m.,, sp bring, iqyied dish and
come help us celebrate her birthday.
In lieu of gifts the family is doing
a money tree.




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The 4-H and FFA Clubs of Gilchrist County Thank the Following Businesses and Individuals
For Their Support at Last Year's Fair

A. O. Scrap Metals
Abiding Faith, Inc.
Abraham Blitch
Akins Bar-B-Q
All Florida Enterprise
Alliance Dairy
Alyssa & Adrianna Hodge
Ameris Bank
Anderson Columbia
Ashton Sanchez & Family
Bailey Brothers
Bailey Rolling
Bell Auto Parts
Bell Concrete Products
Bill Stanley Insurance
Bill's Feed
Billy Smith's Watermelons
Blooming House Nursery
Borders Watermelons
Brad Smith
Brett & Kaylee Crawford
Bruce & Julie Thomas
Bryant Partnership, Inc.
Buddy Vickers, Superintendent
Burger Spot
Capital City Bank
Capital City Bank Chiefland
Carlos Bossio
Causseaux & Ellington
CCC Group
Central Florida Drywall
Central Florida Electric
Charles Perry Construction
Charlie Hamner
Chiefland Aluminum
Chiefland Farm Supply
Chris & Alec Tractor Service
Church's Chicken
Clarence Davis
Cliff Wilkerson
CO2 Direct
Coarsey Fiberglass
Coleman Plumbing
Conaway. Livestock
Connie Sanchez ,,
'. Country Quick Stop ; .. -
Cracker Cattle Company

Crawford Family
Custom Pine Straw
Damon C. Leggett, Property Appraiser
DeChamplain Farms
Diamond 99, Inc.
Dixie Aviation
Dixie Salvage
Don Green Melon Sales
Doris Hickson
Drummond Bank
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Fanning Springs Auto
Fanning Springs City Council & Mayor
Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau Craig Mikell
Farm Bureau Donnie Odom
Flagler Construction Equipment
Flying Hawk
Frank's Quality Lawn Care
Furst McNess
Gene's Concrete Finishing
Gilchrist Boosters
Gilchrist Club
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser -
Damon Leggett
Gilchrist County School Board
Gilchrist Title Services
GMAC Real Estate
Gold Crop Consulting
Goss Construction Inc., Bruce Goss
Goss Williams Real Estate, Inc.
Gray Construction
Green South Equipment
Hall Mobile Home Moving
Heart of Florida
Heavens Gate Farms
Herman Sanchez, Sr
Highland Tractor
Hines Electrical & Communication, Inc.
Hitchcock's Foodway
Ho Bo Tractor
Holt's Steel
Homestead Pole Bean Co-Op
Hugh & Becky Thomas
-.I. S. Ranch- :
Jtin Surreri .Assistant, Superintendent ,'.,
Joe's Radiator

Jonathan Kincaid
Kings Tire & Oil
Kountry Kids
L.R. Thomas Inc.
Leggett Construction
Levy County Journal
Lighthouse Restaurant
Lucy Swilley Clip N Curl
M. M. Parrish Construction
Mac Johnson Roofing
Mayo Fertilizer
McDavid & Company CPA
Mid South Feeds
Mike Osteen
Mikell's Liquid Fertilizer
Murray & Karen Tillis
N.B. Farms
Nana's Place
Napa Auto Parts of Bronson
Napa Auto Parts Trenton
Nature Coast Timber
Nettles Sausage
New Prospect Baptist Church
Newberry Animal Hosp.
Newberry Mini Storage
Nichols Tractor
North Florida Holstein
North Florida Livestock Market
North Florida Peanut
Norvel Reed, Jr.
Ocala Livestock Goat & Swine Div.
Ocala Manufacturing
Osteen Masonry
Patty's Hair Performance
Perkins Financial Group
Pickett Weaponry
Progress Energy
Quality Plumbing
Randall Roberts Farms
Randy Durden
Ray Thomas, Jr., PA
Raymon T. Land
Richard Borek Farms
SRiverland Mortgage
SRiverlaid. Title Insutance
Robert & Sherry Roux

Robert A. Johnson
Rock Solid Development
Rusty Taylor
Sanchez & Chesser
Sanchez Farms, LLC
Santa Fe 4H Boosters
Santa Fe Ford
SCI Construction
Shamrock Sod
Shea's Glass
Sheree Lancaster
Sienga Seed
Smith Farms of Bell, Inc.
Smith Septic
Southern Land Farms
Southern States
Southern Tire
Southland Trucking
Spears Trucking
Stephenson's Septic Tank Services
Stockman Solutions Cattle Supply
Stone's BP
Suwannee Valley Precast
Sygenta Full Count Plants
Tackle Box
Tallon Reed
Terri Haber
Theron Hudson
Thomas Cattle Company
Three Door Kennels
Thrift Electric
Tire Mart
Tom Borek Farms
Tommy Jones Hay
Trenton Medical Center
Trey Smith
Tri County Insurance
United Fuels
University Imaging
VFW Rebel Post 0625
W. C. Mills; Inc.
Wayne Hollingsworth
White Construction
William Warring
Zane Quincey', "'
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Platinum Super Booster ($1000 or more)
April & Claude Ward
Bell & Trenton Medical Centers
Jimmie & Nina Sue Shepherd

Gold Booster ($500 $999)
Bell Concrete
Brad Smith Companies, Inc. & Smith Apprasial Service
Charles &Anita Bryant
Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce
Gilchrist Hunt Club
Gilchrist Title Services
Gray Construction Company, Inc. John Gray
Lighthouse Restaurant
Ocala Livestock Market Swine Division
Overstreet Mulching
Subway of Trenton
Todd & Mae Bryant

Silver Booster ($250-$499)
Akins Bar-B-Q
Akins Heating & Air, Inc.
Deen Brothers Inc. Country Cleaners
Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc.
Donald & Julie Green Gilchrist Trucking
Drummond Community Bank
Gary & Terry McPhearson
Geiger Enterprises Inc.
Gichrist County Journal
Gray & Kathy Jo Smith
Gray Construction Services, Inc. Todd Gray
Jackie & Eloise Langford
JM & Mildred Everett
Pro Steam (Tommy Parrish)
S & S Farms, Inc.
Smith Brothers Farm
Smith's Septic Tank Service Inc.
Tommy & Elaine Jones
Tommy & Terry Andrews
Watson Funeral Home
Wimpy & Janice Welch
Burt & Feather Law Office

Bronze Booster ($100 $249)
Leslie Sapp
A-1 Pest Control
Alan & Denise Mikell

Ameris Bank
B & J Automotive
Best Drugs of Trenton
Bill & Kim Martin
Bob & Wanda Clembns
Bobby & Tammy Crosby
Bruce & Julie Thomas
Bryant's Automotive.
Buddy & Carolyn Vickers
Burger Spot
CD & Louetta Moore
Cloud Hailey
Connie Nobles
Damon Leggett Property Appraiser & Trenton Mini Storage
David Dose
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Deens Country Cleaners
Don & Brenda Thomas
Doug & Michelle Crawford
Eddie & Robin Perryman
Edgar & Sharon Langford
Edge & Associates
Edward & Jeanne Philman
Emily Carroll
Fanning Springs Fire Dept.
Gary & Gwen Rexroat
Gerald & Joanne Roberts
Gilchrist Building Supply
Henry & Cheri Langford
Hometown Reality Robert & Natalie Rankin
Howell & Sheree Lancaster
Hurst Masonry Inc.
Hutchinson, Raymond
Jeff and Rhonda Jordon The Tan Zone
Jerry & Debbie Wright
Jim & Connie Surrency
Jim & Helen Floyd
Jimmy Lawn Service
John & Nancy Rowe
John & Paulette Vickers
John K McPherson Attorney
John Magnusson
Jones & Son Fire Extinguisher Service, Inc.
Joseph & Deloris Gilliam
Kenrick & Carolyn Thomas Gilchrist Site Prep
Kevin Whitaker
L & L Trucking of Bell Larry Roberts
Marty & Connie Sanchez

Michelle & Albert Carter
Mike & Lois Fletcher
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Mikell
Oak Lane Farms-Joe & Mary Barron
Parrish Land Surveying
Pat & Katie Sundberg
Paul & Susan Bryant
Randy& Diane Durden
Ray E. Thomas Jr. Attorney
Rayanne Ferguson
Riverland Mortgage Corp.
Ronnie & Carol McQueen
Ronnie & Vivian Smith
Roy & Vonelle Langford
Scott Tucker STS Farms, Inc.
Scottie & Natalie Hodge
Spring Ridge Vol. Fire Dept.
Stanley & Jennifer Griffis
Stephanie's Flowers & Gifts
Steve & Debra Broker
Terrell & Lynette Langford
Terry & Ronda Parrish
The NRA Foundation Inc.
Thomas & Marianne Audley
Tommy Langford
Trenton Animal Hospital
Trenton Chief of Police (Billy Smith)
Troke Reality

Other Boosters
Robert Vaughan Jr.- Chiropractor
Carl & MaryAnn Johnson
Clifton & Janet Bradley
Dana Tucker
Ed & Janet Langford
Ford Realty
Forever Flowers and Gifts
Gary & Angle Mckenzie
John & Connie Pittman
Kelley's Auto Supply
Lancaster Reality
Libby's Beauty & Barber Shop
Lou's Drive Thru
Mary Bennett
Mitchell & Theresa Gentry
Shirley Walker
Thomas & Hazel Bryant

Page Five




Bell FFA Alumni News

Bell High School JROTC

Oualites for State

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The alumni would like to thank
all the businesses in Bell, and par-
ents of members, the FFA Advisors,
and the members for their help and
hard work. The team work made this
past week a great success. We look
forward to next year's National FFA
The alumni would like to remind
everyone that the annual daylily and
plant sale is fast approaching. It will
take place on Friday, March 14 and

Gilchrist 4

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) 463-7393 4

Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m., at the Bell Ag shop.
Senior FFA members who are
graduating can pick up scholarship
applications from Mr. Martin. They
should be postmarked by the 5th of
The alumni would like to invite
you to join us at our monthly meet-
ing. We meet the second Monday of
the month at 7 p.m. at Akins BBQ in
Bell. We are very excited about how
the year has gone and we enjoy work-
ing with the kids and the community.
It is never too late to become an FFA
alumni member and anyone is wel-
Again, a big thank you to all who
helped during the past week and con-
gratulations Bell FFA for a great Na-
tional FFA Week.
Tanya Rolling
Bell FFA Alumni Reporter


From March 6,2008 to March 12,2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702

Date Time Event
3/6 6/7 pm Safety Patrol Meeting
3/10-12 FCAT Testing
3/10-12 Pennies for AR

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3/7 5 pm
3/10 4pm
3/10 4pm
3/10 4pm
3/11 5 pm

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Baseball i(.'.RVi vi. Duax jwnt
JROTC State Dnill Mel
Baseball (JV ) vs, R~*fl 'e
Softball (JVN) vs. Trenton
MS Baseball vs. Ruth Rains
MS Softball vs. Ruth Rains
V Baseball vs. Oak Hall
SSS Reading
Softball (JVN) vs. Chiefland
FCAT Testing
Band Music & Drill
SSS Mathematics



3/6 pm

3/6 pm
3/6 pm

Dr. Seuss Day
FCAT Grades 3 & 4 Begins
Grade 2 Science Trip to the Park

3 pm Baseball (JV/) vs. Branford
4pm MS Baseball vs. Ruth Rains
5pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Bell
7 pm Florida Band Masters' Concert Festival
FCAT Reading
4pm Softball (JV/V) vs. Hawthorne
4pm MS Softball vs. Bronson



Cross City
Cross City
Baseball Field


Baseball Field
Cross City
Softball Field

Community service is key with

Trenton High School's Interact

E -- D Q,

Interact Club President Hannah McRoberts is shown with Interact
Club Vice President Ashli Van Horn and Interact Club Advisor Tif-

fany VunCannon.
By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton High School students now
have the opportunity to get more
involved in the local community
through the Interact Club.
The vision of THS student Hannah
McRoberts and THS math teacher
Tiffany VunCannon, the Interact
Club was started last year and has
since grown to 25 active members.
Interact Club is Rotary Internation-
al's service club for young people,
grades 9 to 12. Each year the Interact
Club, which was sponsored by the
T'renton RotaryL CluB,' completes 'f
least two community service projects,
one of which must further interna-
tional understanding and goodwill.
According to McRoberts, the club
is planning to paint paw prints around
campus to help visitors find their way
around. Over the last several months
club members have gotten involved
with the Education Foundation of
Gilchrist County's Walk-a-thon and
Operation Christmas Child while
volunteering at a special needs sum-
mer camp near Quincy, Fla. where
they made beds and cleaned cabins.
"We didn't think we would get
to meet with any campers while we
were there," VunCannon said. "But
we did get to play games with a group
of older kids."
Unlike similar clubs at THS, the
Interact Club has no grade point aver-
age requirement. However, students
are required to attend 60 percent of
the club meetings, pay dues, and par-
ticipate in all activities.

From the members of the
Character Council of Gilchrist County
for assisting in the
ALERT Unit 38 Community Service Week
February 11-16, 2008
Without you, it would not have been the success that it was,
as we worked together to help
widows and disabled citizens of our county.
You are truly appreciated for either your
financial or in-kind assistance!
God bless you one and all for making a difference
in the lives of those who are less fortunate.

Ayers Health & Rehab Center Sheree Lancaster
ABC Pizza Tommy Langford
Bethel Baptist Church & Elders Damon Leggett
Marilyn Bruce Mary Jo Mansfield
CCDA Waters / Coca-Cola Little Caesar's Pizza
Bob & Wanda Clemons Ed & Jeanne Philman
W.E. & Kay Devore Philman Family Band
Irie & June Durden Danny Roberts
J.M. & Midge Everett Iris Roberts
Flying Hawk Enterprises, Inc. Marty & Connie Sanchez
Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department Daniel & Cindy Slaughter
Gilchrist Building Supply Kenrick & Carolyn Thomas
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs Kenneth & Karen Turner
Ray Hutchinson Waccasassa Vol. Fire Dept. Food Pantry

"Right now we are making a ser-
vice book because kids don't know
where to get volunteer service hours,"
McRoberts said. "The book will have
the names and contact information of
local businesses who will work with
VunCannon said they would like to
see the school's Interact Club work
closely with the Trenton Rotary Club
in the future on service projects.
,.Trenton. High :School's ,.Interact
Glub is one of 10,700 Interact Clubs
i.,;1d09, countries: throughout ,the.

Bell High School JROTC Drill Team.

On February 23, 2008 Bell High
School's JROTC Drill teams traveled
to Ocala to participate in the Area II
District Meet.
They competed in five events: Col-
or Guard, Unarmed Platoon, Armed
Platoon, Armed Squad, and Unarmed
In order to qualify for the Florida
State Drill Meet you have to place
first, second, or third in the catego-
ries you compete in. The Drill Teams

qualified in Unarmed Platoon ad:
Armed Squad with third place finish-
es. They also placed fourth in Armed
Platoon and Unarmed Squad.
The Armed Squad and Unarmed
Platoon drill teams are really looking
forward to competing in the Florida
State Drill Meet on March 8th in
Lakeland, Florida. :
Captain Cadet Thomas Stephan
Public Affairs Officer

By Brandon McElroy
Focus, determination and skill
drove the Tigers to advance as the
number one team in the district.
The week began with the first game
against the Oak Hall Eagles. Guaran-
teed, this was the game to determine
who was going to come out on top
of the District this season. The Tigers
knew they had a tough game ahead
of them so they really came to play,
ten-run-ruling the Eagles 13-2! High-
lights include Ryan Schmitz perfect
batting average and scoring every
time he got on base. Andy Jones also
added 8 strikeouts to his total, begin-
ning the season with 32 strikeouts
in four games pitched. This was an
extremely important and impressive
win for the Tigers as they really sent
a message to the rest of the district
with this win.
Now for the long-time rivalry game
between Trenton and Bell....the bat-
tle for Gilchrist County. The Tigers
were completely drained, physically
and emotionally, from the game the
night before against Oak Hall. Never
the less, willing and able to play, the
Tigers obtained another District win.
This, win enabled them to keep an

undefeated district league record ad-
vancing it to a perfect 3-0. Freshmen,
Caleb Smith and Chance Brooks, both
huge contributing players, helped th6
team bring in this great win. C. Smith
batted a perfect 4-4 and scored every
time he reached base. Brooks brought
big things to the table as well with 4
RBIs. Trey Smith played well wixt
this being his first game back froin
an injury with 6 strikeouts, ancho.r
ing the defense. The game was close
until the fifth and sixth innings when
the Tigers started to pull away with
final score of your Trenton Tigers 12,
and the Bell Bulldogs 6.

Calling all
The Gilchrist County School Boa*d
will be giving FCAT to all home-
school students March 11-24.
Don't wait until March llth to caq,
Call the guidance counselors as fol-
lows to schedule your child(ren)s
time for the test: Bell Middle/High at
463-4110 or 463-3292; Bell Elemen-
tary at 463-3289; Treton Mit d /
High at 463-3450 or 463-3255;' ad
Trenton Elementary at 463-3224..

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Junior and Senior FFA members during National FFA week.

Tiqers 4o 2-0 this week

advancing in District play!

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Arnold & Gerri Jackson

A 4wil & Jeff Williams



Each year the school district's guidance plan is revised and updated to include new state standards, then
presented to the school board. Guidance staff from all schools attended a recent school board meeting.
Front row, left to right are Buddy Vickers, Superintendent, Gail Dasher, Christie McElroy, Mandy Nes-
Smith, Bob Ulmer and Dr. James Surrency, Assistant Superintendent. Back row: Lisa Rowland, Alanna
Tatoris, Kathy Weaver, Melanie Butler, Lisa Barry and Dana Collins.

Trenton MS tops
Suwannee County MS
by Todd Bryant
Last Friday, February 29th, TMS
baseball traveled to Live Oak to take
on the SMS Bullpups. TMS and SMS
had met on February 14th with SMS
winning 7-3.
Stephen Smith led off the 1st in-
ning with a bunt single for the Tigers
and the fight was on. TMS scored in
every inning. Two runs in the first,
three runs in the second, one in the
third, two in the fourth and two in
the fifth. Stephen Smith had one hit
arid scored three times. Cedric Stokes
had three walks and scored. Jonathan
Smith had four walks and scored
twice. Clif Bryant had a bunt single,
a-walk and scored once. Jonathan
Rowe had a walk. Hunter Williams
had two walks, a double, and scored.
Kane Crosby had a single and scored
and Hunter Parrish had a single. Ste-
phen Smith, Jonathan Rowe, and
Corbin Wiggins all had sacrifices for
thb Tigers.
On the mound Corbin Wiggins
pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up
two runs on one hit and three walks
with two strikeouts. Kane Crosby re-
lieved Wiggins, giving up four runs
in the second inning and one run in
the fourth, scattering seven hits and
issuing no walks while striking out
three. "
Suwannee' county's standout play-
ei was pitcher A.J. Smith, who hom-
ered twice in the game and struck out
three in four innings of work.
'Corbin Wiggins made a great de-
fensive play for the Tigers. The right
fielder snagged a one-hop line drive
and threw out one of the SMS hitters
at first base, ending an inning and the
chance for SMS to score. TMS out-
lasted the Bullpups 10-7 and improve
their record to 3-1.
:TMS will play Union County on
Tuesday, March 4th and Dixie Coun-
ty on Friday, March 7th. Come out
and support the Tigers.

Local 8th graders
headed to Tallahasee
Students involved with Jobs for
Florida's Graduates at Bell Middle/
High School were given an assign-
ment to write about "My Destiny, My
Decision" for a Poetry Slam.
The students, not so sure about
writing poetry, gave it their best effort
and presented their original and very
inspiring work. The winners were an-
nounced after the Poetry Slam held
on Thursday, February 21st in the

school auditorium.
Michelle Speck and Chelsea Smith
were selected as the winners to con-
tinue to the State level and represent
their school. These students will
continue to the next heat to be held
in Tallahassee on April 1st. While in
Tallahassee the winners will tour the
Governor's Mansion and meet Taylor
Mali (4 time National Poetry Slam
Excerpt from poem
by Michelle Speck.
"I have a destiny, I have a decision
It is to follow my dream and my
Children will look up to me and
say I want to be just like you one
Excerpt from poem
by Chelsea Smith
"I don't know, I don't know, I
don't know
I don't know what I want to be
A doctor, a lawyer, a teacher
Maybe all three"

Purple Powerhouse
Band News
By Lisa Boutwell
There is a lot of news going on
with the band. First, my apologies
to County Commissioner, Kenrick
Thomas for omitting him from our
recogiiition at'the' Dinner Theater."WA
do apprbeiat"' yui '~ipport and'niy
fellow boosters were quick to notify
me. Thanks again, to Jessica Smith,
Courtney Akins and Raychel Thomas
for lending your talents to our show.
The Band Director received a
lovely card from a couple that win-
ters in Gilchrist County from New
Hampshire that expressed their com-
pliments on the evening. They said
it was their first school function, but
it won't be their last. We thank you
for the card and we hope you are
here long enough to enjoy our Spring
On Saturday, March 8th, the High
School Symphonic Band will perform
at Districts at Bradford High School
in Starke at 8:30 a.m. Yes, you heard
me, 8:30 a.m. Call time is 5:30 a.m.
and the bus will leave at 5:45 a.m. so
pack the full throttle. Come and sup-
port the band in their unprecedented
8th straight attempt for another trip to
The Purple Powerhouse Marching
Band has been asked to perform for
the opening day ceremonies for the
State Student Leadership Conference
at the State Capital on March 31st.
While this is during Fair Days, the
Purple Powerhouse Band is the only
band performing and the kids are ex-

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cited about bringing Gilchrist County
Pride to Tallahassee.
Practice for those Trenton and Bell
musicians who have been selected
for All County Band will begin on
Thursday, April 3rd from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Practice will continue on Fri-
day, April 4th during school from, 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. There is practice on
Saturday, April 5th from 8 a.m. to
12 p.m. and the performance will be
Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. All prac-
tices and the performance will be at
Bell High School, which are the All
County Band hosts this year.
Students may bring their lunch or
pay $5 for a lunch provided. The Bell
Band Boosters will host the luncheon
for band directors and guest conduc-
tor on Friday. They will also host a
luncheon reception following the All
County Band performance on Satur-
Another great event coming is our
Spring Concert on Saturday, May
10th at 7 p.m. in the Iris Roberts
Auditorium. Our band students have
been working extra hours after school
on Wednesday and Fridays as part
of the "Blast" portion of the program
and as the new Bell Jazz Band. There
will also be a surprise teacher portion
of the program. This promises to be a
Spring Concert to remember.
Our hard working band direc-
tor, Sara Gover has already started
next year's marching show. She has
planned flag team workshops' for
April 30th and May 3rd for aniy Bell
Middle/High School students who
would like to learn the basic tech-
niques of flags and would like to be-
come a member of the best and larg-
est flag team Bell Band has ever had.
The workshops are free, and the
hours are 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April
30th and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3rd.
There will be an experienced instruc-
tor leading the workshops and band
director Sara Gover will be there.
The Bell Band Awards Banquet is
Friday, May 9th in the Bell Elementa-
ry Cafetorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Bell end of year trip to Busch
Gardens for those band students that
qualify is planned for Saturday, May
Our band camp schedule is al-
ready planned for next year and for
more details on the above mentioned
events look for them in this paper or
visit our website at www.bellpurple-
Bell Band Booster News. The Bell
Band Boosters met Thursday, Febru-

Local farmer visits Mrs. Brown's 4th grade

class during FFA week

Left to right, kneeling: Bryan Samuels, Selena Thomas, Kendal Kinsey, Jake Hunter, Kyle Spears. Sec-
ond row: Raven Barron, Kelsey Adkins, Cheyenne Vasquez, Samantha Davis, Sarah Evans, Brandy
Ritchey, Marissa Janes, Khayman Sylvanis. Third row: Bobby Fowler, Dakota Anderson, Branden
Thomas, Cole Diepersloot, Silver Leatherman, James Wood, Faith Godwin, and John Rance Thomas.

During National FFA Week John
Rance Thomas spoke to Vicky
Brown's 4th grade class at Bell El-
ementary School about the produc-
tion of watermelons, peanuts, corn

ary 21st in the band room. The ma-
jority of discussion was on the ex-
penditures for the rest of band season
and some new ideas for fund-raising
for the upcoming year. The upcoming
events and trips were discussed for
volunteers to be chaperones for the
trips and assistance for the All Coun-
ty Band performance. If you would
like to assist on these events, please
contact the Volunteer Coordinator,
Lisa Boutwell at our website www.
bellpurplepowerhouseband.org or
call the band room at 463-4111 and
leave contact information.
There will be no March meeting
of the Boosters due to many activities
that month. Our next meeting will be
April 10th at 7 p.m. in the band room.
Nominations for next year's officers
are on May 1st. Election will be held
on June 2nd. If you are interested in
an office, plan to be at the April 10th
meeting. To be nominated, you must
be, 18 years, Qld, current member of
the booster club, and show a .vested
interest in the Bell Band by having
attended at least three booster meet-
ings and three fund-raising activities
during the past year. See you April
Lisa Boutwell

and hay.
The informative speech prompted
the attention of the students and their
curiosity about agriculture.
The highlight of the day was Mr.

Thomas' John Deere tractor that he
had on display at school.
Mrs. Brown's class would like to
thank Mr. Thomas for taking time
out of his day to speak to our class.

School District honors career

school teacher

I Lucy Lacey recently retired from teaching and was honored at a recent
school board meeting. Front row left to right are Lr. James Surrency,
Assistant Superintendent, Lucy Lacey and Buddy Vickers, Superin-
tendent. Back row: School Board members Lois Fletcher, Bob Rankin,
Michelle Carter and Cloud Haley.


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Yearly revision is made on guidance plan

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School & Sports Physicals
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Lois Jane to lead the services at

Pine Grove Baptist Church

Lots Jane

Lois Jane will be leading the ser-
vices on Sunday, March 9th at Pine
Grove Baptist Church at 16655 NW
Cr. 339 in Trenton.
For over 20 years, Lois. Jane has
recorded and toured full time as a
Christian artist. She has recorded'
over 19 albums and been in over
1,000 revivals and conferences, av-

The FAITHH van will
be in Bell on March 13
The FAITHH van will be at the
clubhouse in Bell again on March 13
at 9:30 a.m. to distribute non-perish-
able food, toiletries, etc., for those in
This distribution is a simple Chris-
tian outreach, with no criteria other

eraging sometimes fifty weeks of the
year. Hearts are touched and lives
are changed through her concerts
and women's conferences where she
ministers through music and her tes-
Make plan to attend this service
and receive a blessing.
Nursery provided.

than a need.
If you know someone having a
tough time please tell them about this
source of help.
Again, no criteria, no creed, no
deed, just need. Quick, understand-
ing and friendly.
The clubhouse is located next to
the City Hall (the old train depot).

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Resurrection Concerts
at Lighthouse Word
Join us at Lighthouse Word Church
for a Resurrection Concert on Easter
Sunday, March 23rd at 10:30 a.m.
and on Monday and Tuesday, the 24th
and 25th at 7 p.m. nightly featuring
the music ministry of Janny Grein.
For the past 23 years, Janny has
ministered all over the United States
and Eastern Europe and Africa, shar-
ing her faith with millions of listen-
ers. Janny uses her candid personal-
ity and gift of song to communicate
God's love to all people. Janny be-
lieves music is a universal language
that transcends all barriers and capti-
vates the heart of the listener.
Make this Easter special as you
come and experience the anointed
music ministry of Janny Grein. A
nursery will be provided for each
service. For more information call
(352) 493-1554.

Holy Cross Mission
The Knights of Columbus, Janu-
ary 12, Motorcycle Run/Bike Bless-
ing benefit for Amelia Elder was a
very wet success. About a dozen rid-
ers braved the rain for the ride from
Cross City to Gainesville. Even more
people enjoyed the chicken dinner,
music and fun in Gainesville. Thank
you to all who participated.
For those who are not aware, Cath-
olic Charities Faith Bus comes on the
2nd Thursday of the month from 9
a.m. to 12 noon to Holy Cross Mis-
sion. More and more people from our
area are depending on the services
that they provide now that other as-
sistance is no longer available. We
have. been serving over 50 families
per month by supplementing food
and supplies to,assist them. Any do-
nation of non-perishable food and/or
toiletries not covered by food stamps
is. especially helpful (soap, shampoo,
paper goods, etc). Anyone wishing to
donate can drop off your donation at
Holy Cross on Sundays from about
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Tuesdays
from about 5:30 p.m. to the end of
Every Friday during Lent, we are
having a Fish Fry from 4 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. For a donation of $5 you
can "eat in" or take it "to go". The
meal consists of Tilapia, beans, cole
slaw, hush puppies, and a dessert. All
i',ate welcome..,. :'. .* ..
SOn Monday, March 17, we will
have our annual St. Patrick's Corn
Beef and Cabbage Dinner at 6 p.m.
for a donation of $6. Again all are
welcome to enjoy this delicious meal
and fellowship.
Future events: Look for more de-

tails in future issues of this paper for
the following events.
On Holy Saturday, March 22, we
will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt
for the children of Dixie County.
April 5 the CCW, our women's
group will hold a yard sale to benefit
our charities.
Don't forget our ongoing weekly
events. Every Tuesday Bingo starts
at 6 p.m. with the Early Bird Games.
The rosary has been changed to
Wednesday at 6 p.m. before Bible
Study at 6:45 p.m. in the church hall.
Ginger Spenard
(352) 498-9940

Sunrise Service '08 at
Otter Springs
As in the past, there's always an
expectancy in the air as we celebrate
the risen Christ and usher in the de-
lightful season of spring. We're ex-
pecting something great in 2008, so
the people of "Our Chapel at Otter
Springs" are hosting a Sunrise Ser-
vice on Resurrection Sunday morn-
ing, March 23, beginning at 7:30.
a.m. to be held at the north end of the
springs at Faith, Place Otter Springs
RV Resort, located at 6470 SW 80th
Avenue in Trenton.
The service is open to the public
with a covered dish fellowship break-
fast planned afterwards at the Spring
House Lodge. Doors of the lodge will
open at 6:30 a.m. for all those who
will be bringing a dish to share.
The following people will be a part
of the program: Pastor Jimmy Sum-
ner of Our Chapel as M.C.; Pastor
Travis Hudson of Hardeetown Bap-
tist Church will give the message for
the service; Pastor David Jones of
Fanning Springs Community Church
will present the music; Pastor Jake
Cravey of Bethel Baptist Church will
speak the closing prayer and Mr. J.D.
Perryman of the Trenton Community
Church of the Nazarene will play his
bag pipes, while solos will be sung
by Mrs. Krista Perryman and Mr.
Emmanuel Harris. What a wonderful
morning it will be.
So make plans to attend and be
renewed, refilled and refreshed as a
gentle reminder of what Jesus Christ
our Savior did for each of us; He
gave us new life for today and al-
ways through his death, burial and
For more information please call
Geri at 463-0800 or Jean at 463-
0778., .. .. ;

We are each of us angels with only
one wing, and we can only fly by em-
bracing one another.
Luciano de Crescenzo

Trenton Community Nazarene church

(2 miles west of tragic light on sR-2.6)

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7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service

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Parent voices concerns to

city commission over ban on

skateboarding at city park

By Cindy Jo Ayers
Trenton Commissioners heard from
concerned parent Denise Cowart dur-
ing their regular meeting held on
March 3. Cowart attended the meet-
ing with several local skateboarding
enthusiasts from the area who used
the skateboarding section of the park
frequently before it was closed after
a recent City Commission meeting
where the commissioners heard from
Police Chief Billy Smith that he had
received complaints about the noise
and the language being used at the
skate park. The discussion during
the meeting included several com-
missioners who had also heard vari-
ous complaints from people around
the city who have had problems with
skateboarders being on their prop-
erty skateboarding. Many property
owners complained of asking them
to leave and they either refused or
returned soon afterward to continue
skateboarding on private property.
The skate park area of the City Park
was built several years ago when
business owners and residents began
to complain about the skateboarders
using the steps at the historic Tren-
ton Depot to skate on. A section of
the Trenton City Park was designated
as the skate park area and the City
funded some ramps for the concrete
area they used. The ramps came apart
and they were no longer safe for the
young people who used the skate
park area. There have also been sev-
eral accidents around town including
a young man who broke his leg while
skating on the concrete drain near the
Courthouse Parking area. After a rash
of complaints over the past year the
commissioners voted to close down
the skate park area at the city park
several meetings ago.
Police Chief Billy Smith said that
he asked the skateboarders who have
been using the park to remove the
equipment that belonged to them per-
sonally and the ramps that the city
owned have also been removed.
Cowart told commissioners that her
son was a good student and did not
get into trouble at school and it was
unfair to punish him and his friends
when it's other skateboarders who
were causing the trouble. She went on
to tell the board, "A park that has no
noise is a sad park." She said that her
daughter also hangs out up there with

her friends and she is pleased to see
the park now being used as a gather-
'ing place by so many middle school
and high school students. Cowart
said that she was so disappointed as a
parent that this has been taken away
from the children. Her hope is that
the commissioners would rethink the
closing of the skateboard park.
According to Cowart skateboard-
ing is a sport like football or baseball,
a sport her son had chosen. She also
told the commissioners that skate-
boarding was more than a sport, it is a
.lifestyle. Travis Willis who attended
the meeting on another matter told
commissioners that skateboarding is
considered an extreme sport. Willis
said he was a professional motorcy-
cle stunt jumper which was also an
extreme sport and that Mrs. Cowart
was right; not only is skateboarding
a sport but it's a life style. He sup-
ported the children of Trenton having
a place to practice their sport.
Chief Smith told commission-
ers he had been trying to think of a
place that the skateboards could use
for a skate park without disturbing
the residents of Trenton. The Chief
suggested the city utilize a 20-acre
piece of property that they own to the
east of the Trenton Post Office. He
suggested that the city could pour a
concrete slab and that skateboarders
could skateboard out that way from
town using the sidewalk. There was a
brief discussion on the possibility of
putting in jumps and ramps out there.
The liability to the city was also dis-
Commissioner Tim Kinsey re-
quested that the board bring the pos-
sible skate park up at an upcoming
meeting so the Mayor Glen Thigpen
who was absent could also have input
in the discussion.

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The Chamber Corner
"Off the Beaten Path" is the title of
the film segment that will air on The
Weather Channel at a later date. Last
week a film crew and two producers
from Turner Broadcasting System
and The Weather Channel filmed at
several locations in Gilchrist Coun-
ty. This interest was generated and
sponsored by the Progressive Farmer
Magazine article voting Gilchrist
County 9th Best Places to Live in
Rural America. I would like to thank -.
a few of our Chamber Members for '
extending some "Southern Hospital-
ity." Sage Poitrowski at The Cottages
at Suwannee Preserve provided ac-
commodations and a pontoon boat
to film the rivers. Kevin Moyers of
Scott Services and Donna Creamer
from Pure Water Wilderness were
their "River Guides." Lunches were
provided by Scott and Kim Akins of
Akins Restaurant and Stephanie Metts
of the Suwannee Rose Tea Room.
Bruce and Julie Thomas of Thomas Parker Ferguson, Heather Class, J
Farms gave them a tour of a working excited the night before the "Fishe
farm. Don Bennink at North Florida 2007.
Holsteins offered their time to show
dairy operations. The crew spent two By Rayanne Ferguson
days filming at Ginny Springs with The kids have been back in school
Cathy Frances. Thanks members for now since August 2007. We have
your warm welcome. started a new year and have already
I am working on the 2008 Gilchrist started to get things ready for Easter
County map. Ad letters will go out 2008. Have you forgotten all the fun
soon. Spaces are limited; reserve you had during the summer already?
your ad spot now. I am always ivail- Let me tell you what happened right
able at the Chamber of Commerce here in Gilchrist County during the
office located at 220 S Main Street in summer of 2007.
Trenton or call (352) 463-3467. Ever heard of "Fishers of Men?"
Did you know? The area of The Fishers of Men National Tourna-
Gilchrist County is 355 square miles ment Trail is a non-profit, nondenom-
of which 348 square miles is land and national ministry with the mission to
7 square miles is water. present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to
fishermen through competitive and
professional-run tournaments. This
organization forming only 21 events
SRWMD Governing in their first season in 1998 is now
Board meeting one of the largest fishing tournament
On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 the organizations in the country. Detailed
Suwannee River Water Management information about this awesome or-
District's Governing Board will meet ganization can be found on www.
at 9 a.m. at district headquarters on fomntt.com (Fishers of Men National
Hwy. 49 and 90 East in Live Oak. Tournament Trail) During the sum-
The meeting is to consider district mer of 2007, we had the opportunity
business and conduct public hearings to see it all in action.
on regulatory and land acquisition James and Heather Class of Bell
matters. A workshop will follow the chose the Suwannee River as the per-
Governing Board meeting. fect location for the 'Fishers of Men'
All meetings, workshops, and hear- Legacy Tournament, allowing kids to
ings are open to the public, participate in the event with an adult.
A similar tournament is held each
year at Hart Springs as Shriners of
Trenton Fire Rescue' the Suwannee River Shrine Club al-
rentn ire e e low one adult and one child in a boat
annual Easter egg hunt for a fun-filled day of fishing on the
On Saturday, March 15, 2008, Suwannee River.
Trenton Fire Rescue will hold its an- James and Heather work year
nual Easter egg hunt at the Trenton round organizing tournaments for the
City Park. upcoming season. As plans are being
The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. 'made for the actual day of the tour-
Age groups are -3 4-6, 7-0, and nament, they also organize a special
11 and up. There will be prize eggs dinner/meeting the ght before each
in each age group. Bring your Easter event, treating all anglers to a home-
baskets, made meal, final details/instructions
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be for the next day, and several awe-
available after the hunt at the Trenton some door prizes. It's also a time to
Fire Department. hear some of the finest fish tales from
a few of the younger anglers. The

Fishers of Men' hit Gilchrist County

ames Class, and Levi Ferguson areFishers ofMen Legacy Tournament 2007" participants.
ers of Men Legacy Tournament" inLegy Tt 2 "

kids were certainly enjoying the mo-
ment. Most importantly this evening
gives the fishermen and their families
the opportunity to hear the gospel
message delivered by someone in
the area (The Chiefland Methodist
Church) reminding us of what is re-
ally important in life. As seen on this
evening, it doesn't matter who you
are or where you're at-just get the
Billy Cannon of Bell, also a guest
speaker on this evening, described a
mhn known by many and loved by all.
A man that took fishing and children
very serious, a man always standing
for what he believed. Billy spoke
of the late Sam Ferguson, chairman
of the SRSC "Gold Hook Award"
Kids Fishing Tournament for many
years. Sam, like James and Heather,
would work year round for what he
believed in. The 'Gold Hook Award'
tournament was a fund-raising tool
for crippled and burned children of
the shrine hospitals where children
are treated everyday with no expense
to the families. Why? because in the
eyes of a Shriner "You can never put
a price on the care for a child in need,
so we don't." Sam loved it all. Billy
went on to say that he had known
Mr. Sam for over 20 years and at no
time was Sam ever too busy to help
someone in need, especially a child.
Billy closed with a smile looking out
among the crowd and said "Mr. Sam
was a good man and although he'is
missed, he left this world leaving his
own little Legacy's, Parker and Levi

James and Heather, knowing
Sam and what he had accomplished
through the years with the Shriner's
tournament, wanted to remember
him at their first Legacy tournament
in this area. Parker and Levi Fer-
guson (Sam's 5-year-old twin boys)
enjoyed a time never to be forgot-
ten. Although they were not in the
actual tournament once organized
by their Daddy, nor were they with
Sam enjoying a 'father and sons' day
of fishing on the river, they had the
offered his very own boat (fully
loaded) to Parker and Levi's Grandpa
for the day., The boys with Grandpa
(Raymond Jordan) and Uncle Wen-
dell (Hilliard) jumped in the boat
early that morning to cruise the river.
They did not participate in the actual
competition of this tournament but
somehow, that was of no concern. To
these two little fishermen, they were
out with the big guys just like every-
one else, looking for the "BIG ONE!"
At the end of the day Parker laughed
saying, "Grandpa didn't catch noth-
ing, let's go again!" Levi's statement
was just for James... "Mama, I love
OUR new boat! It was FUN!" The
boys had a wonderful day with their
family just like those who partici-
pated in the tournament. There were
several fish caught that day and many
prizes won. Most importantly, a fun
day was spent with loved ones.
There are plans for this to be an
annual event in Gilchrist County.
Don't let it pass you by. Get the
boat ready, make sure you have your

licenses and look for the informa-
tion to register for the next 'Fishers
of Men Legacy Tournament' right
here in Gilchrist County. Thank you,
James and Heather Class of Bell for
bringing to this area such an awe-
some event. From Parker and Levi's
Mama, "I thank you both for giving
my boys a day they will never forget.
They are still talking about it. I could
also listen to people talking about
Sam anytime, Thank you Billy. This
entire event will always hold a very
special place in my heart"
Make a difference in what your
children will remember when they

are grown. Check you calendar for
what you're going to do in the 'Sum-
mer of 2008'. Do something fun----
FISH! Life's just too short to waste a
spare moment. It only takes a couple
of them (moments) put together to
pull in the 'BIG ONE' for the future
fish tales being told around your din-
ner table.

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Beginning March 1st, customers at
Gilchrist Building Supply will again
have the opportunity to win $1,000!
Simply pick up a 2008 Spring Cata-
log for your entry form, fill out the
form and drop it in the box and one
lucky person will receive a $1,000
shopping spree from the catalog.
The contest ends on May 31, 2008,
and then a random drawing will take
place to determine the winner.
The winner of the $1,000 Fall
Catalog Shopping Spree was Candi
Grindle of Bell. Candi chose an 8-
ton portable log splitter and an 18
volt Dewalt combo kit that included a
drill/driver, trim saw, a reciprocating
saw and a flashlight. Gilchrist Build-
ing Supply has given away seven
shopping sprees since 2004. Will you
be the next winner?
The catalogs and the Gilchrist
- Building Supply website are great
tools for customers. The store may
S not stock every item but it does have
* access to over 65,000 items and can
have most items in the store in less
than a week. The website also of-
Sfers ship-to-store which allows the
customer to place their order without
paying shipping fees. "These tools
* will be very helpful to local custom-
ers that do not want to drive long dis-
tances. Once customers look at our
catalog or visit our website, they will
see the vast selection of items that are
available to us. This is just another
way that Gilchrist Building Supply
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Inisheer Irish Dance
Company to play
St. Patrick's Day
weekend performances
at High Springs
Community Theater
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with
the Inisheer Irish Dance Company,
who will perform a dazzling array of
- Irish and Scottish dancing for three
St. Patrick's Day Weekend perfor-
mances at the High Springs Commu-
P niMy Theater starting. Friday. March
S14 through Sunday, March 16, 2008.
Ticket prices are $12 Adulf, $8 Youth
(12 and under) $10 for Seniors on
Sunday (55 and over) and are avail-
able online at www.myhsct.com or
in Gainesville at Omni Books phone
(352) 375-3755; in High Springs at
The Coffee Clutch, phone (386) 454-
7593 and in Lake City at The Silver
Chest, phone (386) 755- 1114.
Since 2003, Inisheer Irish Dance
'Company has been in demand at nu-
merous events including performanc-
es at major venues like the University
of Florida Center for the Performing
Arts in Gainesville, Circle Square
Auditorium in Ocala and the Florida
Folk Festival in White Springs.
The Irish music backbone of In-
isheer is 16-year-old champion fiddle
player Lee Staley from Micanopy,
who is accompanied by other ex-
traordinary musicians like Virginia
Boone on flute and bodhran, John
Maze on Uilleann pipes, Vic Call on
penny whistle, Tom Staley on guitar
and Fay Baird on banjo. Robin Hen-
drickson will play the Highland pipes
for the Scottish Highland dancing,
o Inaao and provide some laughs too.
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of local singers, dancers and musi-
cians. "There is amazing talent in
the Irish and Scottish communities
of Florida," says director Piper Call.
"It has been my goal to direct a show
where all this remarkable talent can
be showcased and shared with audi-
"For us it's about making our
dreams come true and inspiring oth-
ers to do the same. We want everyone
to join in the fun!"
The performance schedule for the
High Springs engagement of Inisheer
Irish Dance Company is as follows:
Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday,
March 15 at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday,
March 16 at 2 p.m.
For more information visit: www.

Republican Executive
Committee meeting
The Republican Executive Com-
mittee meeting will be held Tuesday
Marc lh, that 7 p.niat aheBell Coin- ,
munity;Canter. < *

2007 $1,000 Shopping Spree Contest Winner, Candi Grindle (left),
is shown with Bruce Fisher, Hardware Department Supervisor at
Gilchrist Building Supply, Inc.
says store manager, Darryl Bryan. test and maybe you will be the next
Don't forget to enter the 2008 $1,000 winner!
Spring Catalog Shopping Spree Con-

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Services provided include:
Tax Preparation and Planning for Corporations,
Partnerships, and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
QuickBooks Consulting
Payroll Services and Monthly Accounting

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Gilchrist County is accepting applications

for the SHIP Housing Assistance Program

for the state fiscal year

July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008
If you are a resident or are planning to become a resident of
Gilchrist County and your total gross household income from all
sources is within the limits identified below, you may qualify for
SHIP assistance.

Number of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
people in the

VERY LOW $0 to $0 to $0 to $0to $0 to $0 to $0 to $0 to
Income $19,100 $21,800 $24,550 $27,250 $29,450 $31,600 $33,800 $35,950

LOW $19,101 $21,801 $24,551 $27,251 $29,451 $31,601 $33,801 $35,951
Income to to to to to to to to
$30,500 $34,900 $39,250 $43,600 $47,100 $50,600 $54,050 $57,550

MODERATE $30,501 $34,901 $39,251 $43,601 $47,101 $50,601 $54,051 $57,551
Income to to to to to to to to
$45,840 $52,320 $58,920 $65,400 $70,680 $75,840 $81,120 $86,280

Gilchrist County receives $350,000 for the state fiscal year ended
June 30, 2008. SHIP assistance provides money for down payment,
closing costs and repairs related to the purchase and rehab of an
existing home, rehab an existing home, building a new home or for
emergency repairs. Mobile homes and second homes are not


Homes must be owner occupied. The maximum purchase

price for a home is $100.000. For information contact the Gilchrist
County SHIP Program office located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton
at the Building and Zoning Office or call 352-463-4021 Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30-5 p.m. Applications are currently
being accepted on the remaining funds still available from the
2007/2008 fiscal year.
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Massage therapy eases pain for High Springs


Haven Hospice RN Case Manager cares for Vivian Sallander of High

The touch of a hand can bring
physical comfort and relief. This is
true for High Springs resident and
Haven Hospice patient Vivian Sal-
lander, 93, who has osteoarthritis and
struggles with pain. Her eight-year-
old great-granddaughter inspires her
to keep going. "I want to be alive to
see her grow," she said.
Massage has been a godsend for
Sallander, who can't take many med-
ications and resists taking others. It
gives her relief for several days at a
time. "I think massage has been good
therapy for her," said Cheryl Allen,
R.N., Sallander's case manager at
Haven Hospice, who evaluates her
cardiac status and also monitors her
Sallander sees a licensed massage
therapist once a week as part of the
comprehensive patient care Haven
Hospice offers. Provided by the RN
case manager, a social worker, a hos-
pice care aide and the massage thera-

pist, this care helps relieve patients'
symptoms and gives their families
and caregivers. resources and assis-
Massage Therapist Dar Mikula,
L.M.T., provides gentle, compas-
sionate touch that helps Sallander re-
lax, eases her pain and allows her to
sleep. "Patients appreciate it so much
that it's always a joy to help," said
Mikula, a Haven Hospice volunteer
whose full-time job is assistant direc-
tor of the Florida School of Massage
in Gainesville.
"My mother sleeps for two hours
after she leaves," said Sallander's
daughter and caregiver, Marjorie
Dispenza, 76, who has come to rely
on the Haven Hospice staff to help
with her care.
"They've taken a lot off of me,"
she added. "It gives me a little more
peace of mind."
The two women moved to High
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Florida Museum to
show award-winning
Gimme Green
The awards shows may be over, but
audiences still have an opportunity to
see a winner Thursday as the Florida
Museum of Natural History presents
"Gimme Green," a film produced by
University of Florida Documentary
Institute graduates Isaac Brown and
Eric Flagg.
Flagg will introduce the documen-
tary and lead discussions after both
showings of the film at 6 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. during Museum Nights.
"Gimme Green," winner of numer-

ous awards including best docu-
mentary at the Phoenix Film Festi-
val, the Oxford International Film
Festival and Beverly Hills Shorts
Festival, takes a humorous look at
the American obsession with the
residential lawn and its effect on the
Sponsored by UF Student Gov-
ernment, Museum Nights strives
to increase student and commu-
nity visitation at the UF Cultural
Plaza, located near the intersection
of Southwest 34th Street and Hull
Road. It serves as an entertainment
alternative on select Thursday nights
while UF is in session and provides
individuals who are too busy during
the day the opportunity to visit the
museums from 5 to 9 p.m.
For more information on Museum
Nights and a complete spring sched-
ule, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/edu-
cation/museum_nights.htm or call
(352) 273-2063.
For more information on the film
or the filmmakers, visit www.gim-
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History is Florida's natural history
museum, dedicated to understand-
ing, preserving and interpreting
biological diversity and cultural
heritage. It is located near the in-
tersection of Southwest 34th Street
and Hull Road in the University of
Florida Cultural Plaza in Gaines-
ville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Butterfly Rainforest admis-
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ages 3-12. Prices subject to change.
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Ayers sewing group enjoys their Wednesday


Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Wednesday sewing group wearing their applique sweater jackets.

On Wednesday at Ayers Health
and Rehabilitation Center, a few of
our residents meet in the afternoon to
work on sewing projects. It's a won-
derful time for our ladies and once
in a while -men gather for some fel-
lowship and sewing. We have about
7 regular residents that have enjoyed
making holiday stockings, quillows,
tote bags, pillow covers and just re-
cently completed their own applique
sweater jackets.
Currently, we have given back to
the community by making small tote
bags for pre-school children at two
of our daycare centers in Gilchrist
County, Kid's World in Trenton and
Kathy's All Things Day Care and

O'Leno Ole' first
annual sanctioned Chili
The Friends of O'Leno will be
hosting the first annual O'Leno Ole'
Chili Cook-Off on March 8, 2008,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O'Leno State
Park in High Springs located on US

Learning Center in Bell. When the
residents are finished with this won-
derful project, they will have made
over 100 tote bags filled with a book
and crayons. There are lots of conver-
sations about the bright colored fab-
ric they've been working with. Our
sewing group is looking forward to
handing the cute tote bags out to the
preschoolers in both daycares within
the next month.
Our sewing group is now brain-
storming for our next sewing project.
We all have specific jobs we do in
our sewing group. We work assem-
bly-line style. We have 2 cutters, 2 to
3 sorters/layering, 2 to 4 turners and
a presser. Ms. Anna sews the straight

Hwy. 441, six miles north of High
This is a Chili Appreciation Soci-
ety International, Inc. (CASI) sanc-
tioned chili cook-off.
The cook-off is open for all mem-
bers of CASI and any other inter-
ested parties, providing the chili is
prepared according to the CASI rules

seams by machine between each step
that needs to be done. Our residents
have a wonderful feeling of accom-
plishment when each has completed
their projects.
Those of you in our community
that have helped with donations,
they're greatly appreciated. Dona-
tions of sewing notions, fabric, are
always a blessing for our group. If
you have a simple project you would
like to show, we'd love to have you
visit us on Wednesday afternoons.
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center has been blessed with many
caring people in our community. We
thank all of you for making our resi-
dents quality of life so much better.

and regulations, which can be found
at www.chili.org.
Registration for the event is from
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with an entry fee
of $20 per team. A complimentary
breakfast will be provided for all
contestants from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Turn in time for the chili is 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st
through 10th place winners in the
chili cook-off, and 1st through 3rd
place for the showmanship competi-
Spectators may purchase sampling
kits and vote for the "Peoples Choice
All proceeds go to the Friends of
O'Leno, a 501( c ) 3, nonprofit agen-
cy, for park improvement projects.
Also'that day, "ife'i-igh Spring's
cruisers will be hosting, a Car Show.
Awards-will be given to the "Top 15"
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dance to
the Flying Turtles String Band from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, or to pre-
register call Harriet Walsh at (386)
454-4806 or email friendsoleno@
windstream.net. To learn more about
the park, visit www.FloridaState-


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

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 -800-219-3208

Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those,
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 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 I. After
April I, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5%'per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO

Springhouse Quilters
Last Tuesday, 15 Springhouse la-
dies joined with Levy County instruc-
tor, Gail Bice, to learn how to make
a Garden Trellis Quilt. All fabric for
the quilt was cut into strips and small
pieces before the workshop so sew-
ing the pieces of fabric together to
make the trellis was the order for the
day. Gail is a very busy ranch wife,
since she and her husband have a
large cattle operation in Levy County.
Even though her schedule is very full,
Gail finds time to quilt and is a very
accomplished quilter and a great in-
structor. Many of Gail's pieced quilts .
have been displayed at the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton. Some
of her quilts are replicas of Civil War
and Seminole piecing.
The quilters were able to get many
of the cut fabric pieces together be-
fore time to close shop for the day.
These quilts will soon be appearing
at the monthly Springhouse show and
tell. A covered dish lunch followed
the quilting party.
Since Springhouse is participating
in the March 15, Antique and Vintage
Quilt Festival to be held in Trenton,
they will be having sewing-quilted
related items in a small gift shop that
will be next door to the Gilchrist Jour-
nal. There also will be at least 2 raffle
quilts on display during the festival
and tickets will be available.
Both the day and night beginner
classes for Springhouse have been
full this session. There are 25 ladies
learning to quilt; some for the very
fist time. This is a great challenge for
new quilters and gives them hands-on
experience in piecing and finishing a
For information about Springhouse
Quilters, call or contact Lois Scott,
463-2207, or any member of Spring-
Lois Scott, Publicity

Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday March 15, 2008, the
Relative Care-Giver Foundation, Inc.
is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt in
the Bell Town Park located on N. Par-
is Street in Bell.
Registration is from 10 a.m. to 12
noon and the egg hunt starts at 12
There will be a food and clothing
distribution, games, raffles and a hot
dog stand.
This event is open to the commu-
nity and relatives raising children.
Come out and enjoy the fun.
For more information contact: Kim
Wiese at (352) 535-7748, Betty Nys-
tfom at (386) 454-3875 or Stephanie
gregory at (920) 216-6536.

Free Balloons

JoyfuCiHeart Quifters

Ann Mangone has every reason to be proud of her wonderful whimsi-
cal block of the month quilt.

Redbuds, wild plums, azaleas, oh
my. When it drops below freezing
let's hope they don't die, but that's
the way it goes nearly every year.
Those false spring days play havoc
with our lovely spring blossoms and
all we can do is pray.
But sixteen Joyful Hearts wel-
comed that breath of spring when
they came together on Wednesday,
February 20th. Everyone settled right
down and got busy as bees knitting,
crocheting, embroidering, quilting,
and yes, Swedish weaving.
The club quilt "Joyful Hearts"
came off the frame, thanks to the
hard work and effort of just a handful
of our members, and we really need
to have more of us helping with the
actual quilting not just the making of
the blocks. The next one is ready to
go on so we'll see what happens.
We celebrated five birthdays but
unfortunately only two were present.
Diana Lynn was one of the birthday
gals and we had her favorite cake
and, of course, ice cream. Cathy
Strom, being determined to stick to
her new way of eating, .left at that
point, way to go Cathy. Needless to
say, I did not, boo hiss.
Elaine gave announcements and
said we ended up making nearly sixty
dog blankets for cages at the shelter.
And the State-Fair-goers filled us in
on all we missed, the quilts, crafts,
and the food. What a good time they
had. Elaine shared all her photos.
The really good news Elaine shared
was that our ladies that entered items

brought back a grand total of seven
ribbons. Lu Rowland took first place
for her Swedish weaving throw.
Myrle Gelkey also received a first
place ribbon for her Princess Diana
doll crocheted outfit. Cathy Strom
won second place for her Swedish
weaving Christmas table runner and
Diana Lynn took second place for her
first time "rookie" hand-quilted quilt.
Jackie Moore received third place
for her Swedish weaving throw and
Elaine Nemeth took third place for
her knitted afghan. So all in all ev-
eryone was pleased as punch and we
are so proud of all of the ladies' labor
of love.
The sudden passing of a dear
young friend of mine, La Donna
Cox, reminds me of how precious the
time we share with one another truly
is and our need to love and be loved.
We often take friends, loved ones and
life, itself for granted.
We whine, complain, and find fault
about people and circumstances that
are so trivial and petty, we let our
egos, our needs, our perspective get
in the way. We lose our focus. Don't,
don't let life's circumstances steal
your joy or your ability to spread joy
into the lives of others.
Many of us have burdens we need
to lay down at his feet. Many of us
are going through a valley of despair,
but remember, the Lord is close to the
broken-hearted and saves those who'
are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18.
... I'Til next tim
Marilyn Runde

Easter Bunny

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* File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April I. Be sure to sign and date your return.
* Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
* Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
* It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
* Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They "are
important considerations in determining, an accurate
* 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.

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!

For more information contact Davey Padot 352-359-8899

or Wendy Padot 352-327-2808


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Mrs. Lonie B. Bailey
Mrs. Lonie B. Bailey, 93, of Tren-
ton passed away peacefully on Feb-
ruary 26, 2008 at the E.T York Care
Center in Gainesville after an extend-
ed illness.
She was born in Millville and lived
most of her life in Trenton. Mrs.
Bailey and her husband owned and
operated a poultry farm until they re-
tired. She was a member of the High
Springs Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, J. Glenn Bailey and son,
John Russell Bailey.
She is survived by one daughter,
Joy Lynn McDaniel of Trenton; two
sisters, Ruth Crosby of Jacksonville
and Mildred Napier of Dundee; six
grandchildren and two great-grand-
Graveside services were held on
Friday morning at Jacksonville Me-
morial Gardens in Orange Park.
Brother Steve Atnip officiated.
Archer Funeral Home in Lake But-
ler is in charge of arrangements.

Francis Finelli
Francis Finelli, 89, of Williston
passed away on February 26, 2008 in
Trenton due to an extended illness.
She was born in Brooklyn, New
York and came to Williston 2 years
ago from Trenton. She was a home-
maker and a Catholic. She attended
the Holy Family Catholic Church in
Francis is survived by her daugth-
ers, Anne (Tom) Caraway, and Kath-
erine Finelli; and three grandchil-
dren, Kelly Caraway, T.J. Caraway
and Frank Caraway.
Funeral arrangements are under the
care of Knauff Funeral Home.

Mr. David Jackson
David Jackson Florance, 73 of
Chiefland passed away on February
28 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun-
ties in Chiefland.
Mr. Jackson was born in Village
of Goshen, New York and he moved
to Chiefland in 1990. He worked in
construction and served in the US
Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Myrna Florance.
He is survived by his daughters,
Sally Courtney of West Palm Beach,
Debbie Gourley of Oklahoma; his
son, David P. Florance of Chiefland;
his step children, Helen Opsincs,
Darell Michael, and Don Michael, all
of West Palm Beach; 16 grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Monday,
March 3 at 3 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services with Reverend Wil-
liam E. Knight officiating.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

Mrs. Vera Edith
Mrs. Vera Edith Lindgren passed
away at her residence in Trenton on
Tuesday, February 26, 2008. She
was 63 years old. Vera was born on
June 21, 1944 in Day County, South
Dakota. She moved to Trenton 3
years ago from Minneapolis, Minne-
sota. Vera was a bookkeeper and a
A loving mother and grandmother,
she is survived by her son, Clay Lind-
gren of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two
daughters, Pamela (Dave) Bruns of
Crystal, Minnesota and LuAnne (Jo-
seph) Young of Trenton; five grand-
children: Jason Lindgren, Travis
Bruns, Trevor Bruns, Joshua Young,
and Emilie Young, and three great-
grandchildren. Adopted daughter, Ni-

cole (Justin) Barron of Trenton, and
children, Cassandra and Zachary.
A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
at Trenton United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be
made to 4 Pets Sake, P.O. Box 1014,
Bell, FL 32619.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home..

Mr. Henry Harrison
Schofield, Sr.
Mr. Henry Harrison Scholfield, Sr.,
73, passed away on Sunday, March 2,
2008 at his residence in Trenton.
Mr. Schofield was born in Trenton
on August 30, 1934 to Walter and
Willie Mae Schofield.
Mr. Schofield was a School Ad-
ministrator for the Gilchrist County
School System. He was a member of
Cherry Sink Church of Christ.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Jessie Louise Moxley Schofield of
Trenton; a daughter, Jane McGill and
son-in-law, Dennis McGill of Gaines-
ville; and a son, Buddy Schofield and
daughter-in-law Patricia Schofield of
Funeral Services were held on
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Cherry
Sink Church of Christ with Mr. Dan-
ny Roberts conducting the service.
Interment followed at Trenton Cem-
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Ms. Rezhina Mae
Rezhina Mae Skidmore, 24, of Bell,
passed away on Saturday, March 1,
2008 in Shands at the University of
Florida Hospital in Gainesville.
The Lapeer, Michigan native was
born on March 21, 1983, the daugh-


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
75thAve, 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.


/^ r, ~~nT

Ronnie Smith & Terry Parrish

Please cut bottom portion and mail back with your donation:

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

I Your Name
Amount ofDonation (circle one)




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


Trenton Office

308 N. Main Street

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

From The Desk Of Gilchrist

County Sheriff David P.

Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending
March 3, 2008

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ter of Bobby Joe Skidmore of Bell,
Florida and Nellie Stewart Deluge of
Mayville, Michigan.
Ms. Skidmore attended high school
in Marlett, Michigan and later attend-
ed M.O.R.C. and was of the Baptist
faith. She was a former mental health
technician. She loved boating, rid-
ing motorcycles and crocheting baby
She was preceded in death by her
paternal grandfather, Fred "Junior"
Skidmore; her maternal grandmother,
Edna Clotine Stewart.
In addition to her mother and fa-
ther, she is survived by sons, Gary
Aaron Gerlach of Bell, Michael Sav-
age and Zachary Skidmore both of
Michigan; her stepfather, Larry Del-
uge of Mayville, Michigan; brother,
Bobby Joe Skidmore, Jr. of Bell; pa-
ternal grandmother, Sellstine Shep-
herd of Scottown, Ohio; and maternal
grandfather, Paul Stewart of Clifford,
Funeral services will be held at 1
p,m. on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at
Wilgus Fairview Missionary Baptist
Church. Burial will follow in Wil-
gus Fairview Cemetery. Friends may
call Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at Phillips
Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh
Street, Ironton, Ohio. The body will
lie in state one hour before the service
at the church. To offer condolences to
the family, please visit www.phillips-

Mr. Floyd Sparkman Jr.
Mr. Floyd Sparkman, Jr., 76, of
Old Town passed away on Friday,
February 22, 2008 at the VA hospital
in Gainesville.
Mr. Sparkman served in the US
Army and retired as a Major.
He is survived by his wife, Stepha-
nie Sparkman of Old Town; daugh-
ter, Margarett; sons, Paul, John and
Stacy; stepdaughter, Lori; brother,
Lee and sister, Betty Joe.
Funeral services were held on
March 3, 2008 at the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City. Burial
was at the Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell.
Arrangements are under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City.

Five Years of VA Health
Care for Combat
Military veterans who served in
combat since November 11, 1998, in-
cluding veterans of Iraq and Afghani-
stan, are now eligible for five years of
free medical care for most conditions
from the Department of Veterais Af-
fairs (VA). This measure increases a
two-year limit that has been in effect
nearly a decade.
"By their service and their sacri-
fice, America's newest combat veter-
ans have earned this special eligibil-
ity period for VA's world-class health
care," said Secretary of Veterans Af-
fairs Dr. James B. Peake.
The five-year deadline has no ef-
fect upon veterans with medical
conditions related to their military
service. Veterans may apply at any
time after their discharge from the
military -- even decades later -- for
medical care for service-connected
health problems.
The new provision, part of the Na-
tional Defense Authorization Act of
2008 signed by President Bush on
January 28, 2008, applies to care in a
VA hospital, outpatient clinic or nurs-

on the charge of FTA/Worthless
On February 28, 2008, Jessica
A. Richard, 1/23/88, was arrested
on the charge of FTA/Worthless
On February 28, 2008, Two (2)
Juveniles were arrested on the
charge of Trespass after Warning.
On February 29, 2008, Kathy A.
Bonilla, 11/8/83, was arrested on
the charge of Trespass after Warn-
On February 29, 2008, Kevin
L. Jarvis, 9/28/77, was arrested
on charges of VOP/Possession of
Controlled Substance and a Dixie
County Warrant with the charge of
Cocaine with Intent.
On March 1, 2008, Kent M. Sex-
ton, 9/29/80, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Con-
trolled Substance.
On March 1, 2008, Jane R. Keene,
6/15/51, was arrested on the charge
of Disorderly Intoxication.

discharged under other than dishon-
orable conditions. Veterans who take
advantage of this five-year window
to receive VA health Care can con-
tinue to receive care after five years,
although they may have to pay co-
payments for medical problems unre-
lated to their military service.
Co-payments range from $8 for
30-day supply of prescription medi-
cine to $1,024 for the first 90 days of
inpatient care each year.
Major L. Stroupe
Veterans Service Officer
Gilchrist County

Newberry Office

50 SW Main Street (Next to Best Drugs)

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Appointments Preferred

Gilchriist Building Supply, Inc.

1960 Northa.S. Highway 129 in Bell, Florida
"LS l m i glchrist.doitbest.com 352-463-2738

Trenton Medical Center, Inc. will be having a Pap Smear
Clinic beginning at 1 pm 4 pm on Thursday, March 20th,
2008. No appointment necessary. This service will be
provided to all women with a charge of only $5.00. This
$5.00 fee includes the office visit and the laboratory billing.
If you need more information please contact our office at
mr(352 463-2374. ... '


As the sun sets on another day,
I think ofyou and tearsfill my eyes again.
It's been a year, and I remember your last words to me,
the forever "I love you" but then you said, "I just want it to
be spring and I want to go home."

The guilt overcomes me and I think that
I should have taken better care ofyou, should have
taken you to better doctors, etc. Then I realized the home you
were referring to wasn 't a brick house on a hill but a home we can
only imagine where it is spring all the time. A home with your
parents, your son, your husband, and the many friends
who have already gone on. Where you don't need a
cane, or 02, or medication. Where there is no
pain or prejudice only love, happiness, and peace.

We miss you and we
love you always,
Joyce, Leah, Angel,
Jessi, Baylie, andJolan


Andrew Nguyen, M.D.

General Practice

On February 26, 2008, Matthew
Gaczynski, 10/12/88, was arrested
on charges of VOP/Possession of
Less than 20 Grams and VOP/Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On February 26, 2008, Edwin
Ardila, 1/22/81, was arrested on
charges of FTA/DWLSR and Fail-
ure to Stop at Inspection Station.
On February 26, 2008, Samuel S.
DeLoach, 1/14/71, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/DWLSR.
On February 27, 2008, Troy S.
Callalan, 3/2/62, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/DWLSR.
On February 27, 2008, Christo-
pher C. Pugh, 11/7/83, was arrested
on the charge of FTA/Disorderly
On February 27, 2008, Kimberly
L. Wirth, 4/21/84, was arrested on
the charge of DWLSR.
On February 27, 2008, John A.
Pagliarini, 2/9/80, was arrested on a
Writ of Bodily Attachment.
On February 28, 2008, Mary V.
Ambross, 6/18/64, was arrested

ing home. It also extends VA dental
benefits -- previously limited to 90
days after discharge for most veter-
ans -- to 180 days.
Combat veterans who were dis-
charged between November 11, 1998
and January 16, 2003, and who never
took advantage of VA's health care
system, have until January 27, 2011
to qualify for free VA health care.
The five-year window is also open
to activated Reservists and members
of the National Guard, if they served
in a theater of combat operations
after November 11, 1998 and were

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Pane 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 enirveia copy of your ,
written defenses, if any, to it on MARY._
ALICE JAUSS, whose address is 8329
32693, on or before FEBRUARY 11,
2008, and file the original with the clerk
of this Court at PO BOX 37, TRENTON,
FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
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
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,

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,
Petitioned'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.




Hello, my name is Freckles. I am about

2 years old and I am a Pointer mix. I am

very sweet and would like a fur-ever

home. If you would like to meet me

please call Gilchrist County Animal

Services at 352-463-3158. Thank you

for looking at me!
very weetand ouldlikeafu-eve

Pub. February 28, March 6, 13, 20,

Verizon Wireless Personal Commu-
nications LP is proposing to construct a
telecommunications tower at Along the
north side of SR 26, east of SE 56th Ter-
race, in Trenton, Gilchrist County, FL at
Latitude N29-37-56.4, Longitude W82-
42-35.4. The tower is proposed to be
a Self-Support design and 250 feet tall.
Verizon Wireless seeks comments from
all interested persons on the impact of
the tower on any districts, sites, build-
ings, structures, or objects significant if
American history, architecture, archae-
ology, engineering, or culture, that are
listed or eligible for listing in the Nation-
al Register of Historic Places. Specific
information about the project, including
the historic preservation reviews that
Verizon Wireless is conducting pursuant
to the rules of the Federal Communica-
tions Commission (47 C.F.R. Sections
1.307(4)) and the Advisory Council on
Historic Preservation (36 C.F.R. Part
800) will be made available to interest-
ed persons who request the information
from the contact below. All questions,
comments, and correspondence should
be directed to Virginia Janssen, Principal
Archaeologist, Dynamic Enviromental
Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite
C, Macon, GA 31204, Secl06@Dynami-
cEnvironmental.com by 04/05/2008.
Pub. March 6, 13,.2008b.

Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold d public hearing on
Monday March 17, 2008, at 4:45 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
'South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the adoption of Ordinance 2008-05, with
the following short title:
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board of County Commissioners
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need ,a recprd of, t d proceedings, 4nd
that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
pub: March 6, 2008b.

CASE NO.: 2007-CA-0080'
single person; GILCHRIST COUNTY,
a political subdivision of the State of
Florida; and TAMMY TRYON,
JOSEPH GILLIAM, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in
and for GILCHRIST County, Florida,
pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment
In Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, will sell at public sale the
following described property situate in
GILCHRIST County, Florida, to wit:
Commence at the Northwest corner
of the Northwesf One-Quarter of the
Northeast One-Quarter of Section 23,
Township 9 south, Range 14 East,
for a point of reference; thence run N
89"54'51" E., along the North line of
said NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section
23,264 feet; thence run S 0017'48" E.,
parallel to the West line of said fraction
of a section, 1040 feet to and for the
Point of Beginning. Thence continue S
00017'48" E., 290.4 feet; thence run S
89042'12" W., 150.00 feet; thence run
N 00017'48" W, 290.4 feet; thence run
N 8942'12" E, 150 feet; to close on
the Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive
perpetual easement over, across and
through the following described
property for ingress, egress and

COMMENCE at the Northwest corer
of the Northwest One-Quarter of the
Northeast One-Quarter of Section 23,
Township 9 South, Range 14 East, for
a Point of Reference; thence run N
89054'51" E., along the North line of
said NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section
23, 264 feet for a Point of Beginning;
thence run S 0017'48" E., parallel
to the West line of said fraction of
a section, 1040 feet; thence runs S
89042'12" W., 50 feet; thence run N
00017'48" W., 1040 feet; thence run N
89042'12" E., 50 feet to close on the
Point of Beginning, all lying and being
in Gilchrist County, Florida.
LESS AND EXCEPT any road rights
of way of record.
Said sale shall be made to the highest
and best bidder for cash pursuant to the
Final Judgment entered in the above
styled cause and will be held at the front
door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse
in Trenton, Florida, on the 24th day of
March, 2008, commencing at the hour of
11:00 a.m.
All interested parties shall be governed
accordingly by this Notice.
DATED this 27th day of February,
Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: March 6, 13, 2008b.

ordinance, which title hereinafter appears,
will be considered for enactment by the
Board of Commissioners of the City of
Trenton, Florida, at a public hearing on
March 17, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Kathryn Deen Commission Cham-
bers, City Hall located at 114 North Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of said
ordinance may be inspected by any mem-
ber of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk/Manager, City Hall located at 114
North Main Street, Trenton, Florida, dur-
ing regular business hours. On the date,
time and place first above mentioned,
all interested persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the ordinance.
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 matters will be published.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
pub. March 6, 2008b

"When we long for life without
difficulties, remind us that oaks
grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under
Peter Marshall


Gregory M. Kalendowicz and Pa-
tricia Ann Kalendowicz to Leonna
Barth, warranty deed, $105,000.00.
Otis Glen Evans to Sammie H.
Evans, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
7 Block 10 Suwannee River Springs
Unit 1.
Wrights Investments, LLC to
Rachelle D. Gosselin, warranty deed,
$100,000.00, Lot 14 Pines Estates.
Central Florida Electric Coop, Inc.
to William Keith Gilbert and Kar-
en Renee Gilbert, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Portion of Lot 7 Jimary Es-
William Ashby to Robert T. Ridge,
general warranty deed, $20,000.00.
Connie R. Sullivan f/k/a Connie
R. Severance to Clarence R. Thomas
and Eula Mae Townsend Thomas,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Lenda Page to Scott Akins, general
warranty deed, $10,000.00.
Sharon Himelrick to Laveme A.
Mueller, general warranty deed,
$65,000.00, Lot 84 and 1/2 of Lot 85
Ayers Estates.
Lisa D. Gainey, Barbara H.
Hodge, and Carolyn Cruse to Timo-
thy Terrence Sparks, warranty deed,
$3,000.00, Lots 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 12

Over a million eligible veterans
wilf see their mileage reimbursement
more than double starting tomorrow,
for travel to Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) medical facilities.
"This increase helps veterans --
especially those living in rural areas
-- offset some of the gasoline costs as
they travel to VA's world-class health
care," said Secretary of Veterans Af-
fairs Dr. James B. Peake. "Increas-
ing the mileage reimbursement is one
more step by VA to help veterans ac-
cess the health care they deserve."
The 2008 appropriations act pro-
vided funding for VA to increase the
beneficiary travel mileage reimburse-
ment rate from 11 cents per mile to
28.5 cents per mile. The increase
went into effect on Feb. 1.

of Block 24 Suwannee River Subdi-
Lisa D. Gainey, Barbara H.
Hodge and Carolyn Cruse to Timo-
thy Terrence Sparks, warranty deed,
$17,000.00, Lots 26, 27, 30, and 31
of Block 17 all being in Lot 10 Su-
wannee River Subdivision.
Genaro Humberto Alvarado and
Hazel Eunece Alvarado to Pedro
Bermudez and Maria Bermudez,
warranty deed, $4,500.00, Lot 210
Waccasassa Campsites 1.
Janice Keen Williams and Leslie
Lamar Williams to Janice L. Wil-
liams, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot
6, Block D, of Unit 2 in Two Rivers
Karen A. McDougal to John E.
Ertle and Ronda C. Ertle, warranty
deed, $16,900.00.
John T. Aulick, Jr. and Aileen W.
Aulick to John T. Aulick, Jr. and
Aileen W. Aulick, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 21 and 22 Santa Fe For-
Ray Collins and Barbara Collins
to Milam Wilson and Edith Wilson,
general warranty deed, $21,000.00,
Lot 10 of Block E of Sun 'N Fun
Subdivision Unit 6.

After little more then a month on
the job, Secretary Peake used his au-
thority to establish the first increase
in the mileage reimbursement in 30
years, fulfilling a pledge he made
during his Senate confirmation hear-
ing last month.
While increasing the payment, VA,
as mandated by law, also equally
increased the deductible amounts
applied to certain mileage reim-
bursements. The new deductibles
are.$7.77 for a one way trip, $15.54
for a round trip, with a maximum of
$46.62 per calendar month. How-
ever, these deductibles can be waived
if they cause a financial hardship to
the veteran.
Major L. Stroupe
Veterans Service Officer
Gilchrist County

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Consulting Complete Building Framing, Etc.
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Dog Obedience Classes %

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Residential Commercial

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Concrete Block Homes Frame Homes
Shell Construction for Owner/Builders Remodel/Additions

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352-472-1450 (Office) 352-949-1450 (Mobile)

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Gilchrist County

land transactions

VA increases travel reimbursement
for eligible veterans

Childhood Development
Services, Inc. a Head Start/
Early Head Start grantee,
operating programs in Marion,
Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist and
Levy counties is accepting
proposals from child care
centers and family child care
homes. If you are interested
in providing services during
the school year 2008-2009,
please contact Terri Anderson
at (352) 629-0055, ext. 212
prior to 4:00 p.m. on March
31, 2008
Pub. March 6, 13, 2008b.

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Donations needed for yard s
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neu
cinations and medical assist
low-income families. We have
facilities but not a thrift store
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619:
0975 or 866 727 2972 email

Yard Sale

Fanning Springs Community
Youth Garage Sale. Huge lot of
shoes and other miscellaneous
Saturday, March 8th, 8am-lpm
at Church for more information

For Sale

COINS, wheat pennies, V nickel
dollars and old or unusual bills. '
by the piece. Call 352-463-682

ales and Eclectic Nature Curiosity SI
uter, vac- sponsoring another Tri-Co Free I
dance for Fri-Sat-Sun, March 14, 15 ai
e storage from 8am to 3pm each day. Brir
e. 4-Pets goods and set up for free on ou
386-935- 19 frontage in Fanning Springs (i
fourpets- across from Waste-Pro). Thanks
who participated in last month's
tfnb,3-2 itwas a huge success! If you
selling, stop by and check out man
- ] for sale furniture, antiques, colle
clothing, vintage items and much
Also seeking sandwich or produce
Church: Call Michelle today for more infot
clothing, @ 352-463-9394.
us items.

GOATS: Kids, yearlings and
milkers available. Show quality ar
bucks available. Fresh goats mil
els, silver For Sale 4600 Ford diesel tract
In bulk or loader, in good condition. $7,001
4 or 352- Call 463-7135 or 463-6215 aftu


L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063


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 1st/last/sec.
2 BR/2 BA MH, city of Trenton.
Available March 3rd.



MLS#758194 Reduced $209,500
A 2001 3 BR/2 BA, large porch,
fenced and cross-fenced, pole barn,
stalls, all on 10 acres. Near Otter
Springs and the Rails to Trails.

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

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


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directly .
to allCITRUS: Many varieties, shade trees,
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are nt flowering trees, camellias, azaleas, shrubs,
ite grasses, fruit trees, palms, flowering
ctibes, vines, baskets, annual and perennials.
e Allen's Nursery, Old Town, Hwy 55A,
h more!
vendor.Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-7254 or 356-0288.
PEANUT HAY: 4x5 round rolls, $27.
p (386) 935-4499.
DAIRY 9tb, 1-31-3-27
k. 352- $800.00. Good condition. For more
information please call 352-463-1008.
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SOBO I Club For Rent
er 7:00
hb,2-21 Rent for special occasions: weddings,
parties, anniversaries, meetings, etc. 7-
days a week, 2600 sqft, dance floor, bar,.
kitchen, stage, screened-in back porch
and BBQ for summer cookouts. For
information call Bobby Heath at 352-


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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
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/op-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 2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, big/open greatroom & family room, tiled kitchen &
dining area (and breakfast nook), and lots more, with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...$295,000 (each).
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 frame/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other nice homes, this
frame/hardyplank home is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed frame/hardyplank home, at nice neighborhood in town. Has high ceilings,
lots of kitchen cabinetry, his/her closets in main BR. Could be eligible for "SHIP" program...$99,999.
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.
Reduced (From $79,900)--WELL-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Upgraded frame-built home at quiet
neighborhood on corner tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood floor...$69,500.
(all with the following terms & buyer's credit check: 20% down payment,
7.5%-9.5% yearly interest, and 20-30 years loan term)
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), large attached porch & lots more...$219,900.
OWNER-FINANCE POSSIBLE, FOR M/HOME w/ACREAGE NEAR BELL: Two separate Manufactured Homes, (1st is a 1996 16x76 2 BR/2 BA /
2nd is a 1989 24x40 3 BR/2 BA), each on 5-acre wooded tracts near CR-340--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...$78,900.
NEW LISTING--AFFORDABLY-PRICED M/HOME & ONE-ACRE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/1.5 BA: A 12x66 'fixer-upper' Manufactured home
(w/attached frame addition), and 24x24 metal garage/workshop, on fenced/gated one-acre lot--has been priced to sell...$40,000.
Just Reduced (From $79,900)--'AS IS' M/HOME & SECLUDED 5 ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: Would make a great 'fixer-upper' project for handyperson, at
this private 5-acres with large oaks in NE Gilchrist; 1970s 24x70+ Manufactured has a number of frame attached rooms, lots more...$69,900.
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) & more-Lots here for the price!...$85,000.
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:


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357

Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"

I Services

ning March 18th am & pm classes avail-
able. Call for information 472-2608.

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

tfnb, 11-15

WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-

lfgr@bellsouth.net *...... .
We List To Sell! 9 LS.


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lations and repairs, lic
ed. State Reg. #EC1300

I Help Wanted

LIEF: 7-3, .experience pt
phone calls, apply in pers
Health & Rehab., 606 NI

Swing shift, 2 days 6am-2
evenings 2 pm-10:30pm. Ex
ferred. No phone calls, app
at Ayers health & Rehab.,
Street, Trenton.

cepting applications for a f
school teacher. Must have
diploma, CDA and State cla
to apply or call 463-3555.

start-up fee. 50% on your fir
Judy at 352-542-1299.

Ned. Sgn,

[iHelp Wanted 1

ensed and rience in health care maintenance pre-
2453. Call ferred. Tri-County Nursing Home, 7280
S.W. SR-26, Trenton, FL. 463-1222.
tfnb,11-25 EOE/DFWP


INDRY RE- Anticipated Vacancy Instructional
referred. No Aide, Pre-K
son at Ayers Trenton Elementary
E 7th Street, High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
ltb,3-6 at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution,
ULL-TIME: or a passing score on an approved state
:30pm and 2 test required.
experience pre- Current, valid CDA required.
ply in person Maintenance Worker- Journey Level
606 NE 7th District Wide
High School Diploma or equivalent.
ltb,3-6 Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
HOOL is ac- have EPA Universal Certification for
full-time pre- HVAC.
High School Substitute Teachers
asses. Stop by High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
4tb,3-6-3-27 application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
this area. $10 Substitute Bus Drivers.
rst order. Call High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
4tp,3-13-4-3 will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
,information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.


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

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

MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and

Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
tfn, 1-03

FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
8am-12noon or call for free after hours

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Bell Area:
MLS # 758196 & 758255 2 Vacant lots in Turkey Trail subdivision.
Pines have been thinned. Just minutes from Bell and Suwannee River.
MLS #758254 -5.acre cornerilot with plantedipnes. wupui w
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Jim King Realty, Inc.
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
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County LB
EUL HOUSING office@jimkingrealty.com
OPPORTUNITY www.iimkingrealty.com REALTOR*

Peaceful home in a great community ready for Springside S/D- 2 bedrooms, 2 baths on nicely
you to move in fulltime or for a weekend landscaped comer lot. Spacious home has range,
getaway. Near Fowler's Bluff boat ramp. $75,000 refrigerator, dishwasher, Central H & A. Also,
(LMH-758159-CS) 352-493-2221. screened porch and open deck. Central sewer &.
water, paved streets. Quiet, peaceful, adult
community. $89,000 (LMH- 758171-D) 352-

Very Nice 2bd/lba SW MH just outside of the
Town of Suwannee. Home has large porch,
garage, fishing cleaning area, addition that can be
used for 3rd bedroom, all on a paved street. Close Bring the Horses. Beautiful DW MH with over
to the Gulf and River. $95,000 (DMH-756232- 1900SF on 5 Acres MOL of pasture that is fenced
JW) 463-6144. & cross fenced with stalls. The MH has plenty of
room with a fireplace, large kitchen & more. Just
outside of Trenton in Levy County. $158,500
(LMH-757324-JW) 463-6144.

Very nice 3/2 DW MH on 2.41 fenced acres. This
home has ceramic tile & laminate wood flooring
thru out, covered porches, 2 car carport, workshop.
fireplace, shed. & more. Close the Suwannee River Beautiful home on the #2 green at the Chiefland
& Public Ramps. $175,000 (DMH-758131-JW) Golf Course. loaded with up-grades (Corian
463-6144. counters; custom cabinets, etc.) 3/3 home
Call For ore Listings! gorgeouss lawn. $295.000 (LR-755619-RH)
Call For More Listings! 493-2221.

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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 l1 th Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
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Mulch plant pulled from agenda
James Johnson withdrew his special use permit application for a mulch
plant involving the SR 47 and CR 232 location from the March 10, 2008
Planning Coummission agenda. Johnson is proposing an alternative site
for the mulch plant, an industiral-zoned parcel at SR 26 and CR 313. The
applicant is proposing to present both applications to the Planning Com-
mission during the March 24 meeting.

Public Safety Director

sues in the Department
"The Department of Pu
was established to take s
workload off of the cou
istrator, but it seems that
administrator is still han
of the duties. I don't thi

(Continuedfrom pa
Commissioner Rand;
made a motion to appoi
residents that were record
staff. Commissioner Shi
ford gave a second in sui
recommendation. Joseph
was appointed to fill the r
Johnny Martin's term. Cr
was appointed to fill the
term of Tammy S. Davis.
voted 4-0 in favor of the
dation. The new appoint
come board members imr

(Continued from page 1)
Sof Public lic Safety Director is doing his job,"
Commissioner Durden said.
public Safety "I want things to change within 30
some of the to 60 days or I will make a motion to
mty admin- do away with the Department of Pub-
the county lic Safety in Gilchrist County."
idling a lot "I like someone that is on the job
nk the Pub- that works in his position," Com-
missioner Kenrick Thomas said. "If
I don't see improvement I will be in
favor of requesting his resignation."
Commission Chairman Tommy
,ion Langford explained that if the public
zge 1) safety director is called out at night to
y Durden a fire or an accident, he shouldn't be
mt the two expected to be in the office first thing
amended by the next day.
aron Lang- "There is no reason the public safe-
pport of the ty director can't be at every meeting
P. Sullivan the Board of County Commissioners
emainderof holds to answer questions involv-
aig Watson ing that department." Commissioner
remaining Durden said.
The board Commissioner Sharon Langford
recommen- agreed that the director of public
ees will be- safety should be at the county meet-






Antique festival willfeature i

By Cindy Jo Ayers
Turning back the pages of time by
using reproduction fabrics is a spe-
cialty of Chiefland Quilter Dr. Gail
Bice. Many of her Civil War era re-
production quilts will be featured in
a special exhibit at The Suwannee


Valley Antique Quilt Festival, which
will beheld in Trenton on March 15.
Dr. Bice has been quilting since the
1980s and has made many beautiful
quilts. Several quilts feature fabric
that was copied from the Smithson-
ian. She said that the geometric pat-


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Civil War reproduction quilts

tears such as goose chase and stars of
the 1840s to the 1860s have always
interested her. A one-hundred-year-
old home in downtown Trenton will
be the location of Dr. Bice's quilts as
well as any other quilts made in the
mid 1800s.
A NQA national certified quilt ap-
praiser Brenda M. Kalata from St.
Augustine will be at the festival for
those who wish to learn more about
their antique and vintage quilts. She
can date and appraise quilts which
on display or if you are attending the
festival be sure to bring a long your
quilts if you want them appraised or
dated. The appraiser can also tell the
quilt owners a great deal about the
history of the fabric which is includ-
ed in their quilts.
For those attending the festival
who like vintage and antique items
there will be ten or more antique
venders set up near the old Trenton

Train Depot also an area antique car
club will have their cars on display.
As those attending the festival stroll
down Main Street to view the many
beautiful antique quilts displayed
along the street, they can visit with
several talented crafts people who
will be demonstrating sewing-related
crafts from yesteryear such as spin-
ning, braided rug making, lace mak-
ing and more.
So come enjoy the celebration of
quilting in America as our ances-"
tors knew it, when the main street of
Trenton becomes the backdrop for
many wonderful vintage and antique
quilts. There is no charge for this fes-
tival, which is held to celebrate Na-
tional Quilt Day on Saturday, March
15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City of
Trenton, the Gilchrist County Cham-
ber of Commerce, the Springhouse
Quilt Guild as well as several local
businesses sponsor this event.

Students prepare for FCAT
(Continued from page 1)

does.not want to put undue pressure
on the students. In the past, the prin-
cipal has dressed as FCAT Man in pa-
jamas and a cape to excite students.
Teachers at Trenton Elementary
School are also working to help
both parents and students understand
the importance of FCAT testing by
stressing that students get plenty of
rest and eat a healthy breakfast prior
to taking the test.
"We try to make the students feel
comfortable by telling them to do the
best they can," said Christie McElroy,
guidance counselor at TES. "Hon-
estly, they're ready for the test. Most
of the kids do really well. We just try
to assure them that they should feel
confident because the FCAT is not a
big monster."
According to Lynette Langford,
principal at Trenton Middle High
School, teachers spent this week go-
ing over old test questions with stu-
dents so they will understand the for-
mat in which questions will be asked.
Contests involving FCAT questions
were held each morning at the school
and an FCAT scavenger hunt and
pep rally was being planned at press

Bell High School is operating un-
der an FCAT theme this year which is
"Today's the Day!" Principal Ronda
Parrish explained. The focus is based
on Mel Fisher's adventure where he
set out every day for years to find the
treasures from the sunken Spanish
ship known as the "Atosha" which
vanished off the coast of Florida.
Parrish said that Fisher got up ev-
ery morning' and said to his team,
"Today's the day that I will find the
treasure!" One day he did.
"We plan to share parts of the story
all week long," Parrish said. "Their
treasure will of course be success on
the FCAT."
Events at BHS will culminate on
Monday, Mar. 10 which has been
dubbed Pirate Day. Treasure hunts
will be held throughout the day and
the day will end with an FCAT pep
rally where students will have a
chance to take a whack at the FCAT
Test, Booklet. pifiata the school is
making. Even. the Bulldog mascot
will be wearing a pirate costume oxi
"We are so proud of our students
and how hard they have worked this
year," Parrish said.


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