Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00169
 Material Information
Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: April 3, 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: VID00169
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. 50 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 3, 2008 Price 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjou/E Mal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State

Firefighter/EMTs save a local elderly woman from home fire

By Carrie A. Mizell
Two Gilchrist County firefighter/
EMTs are being praised this week for
heroically saving the life of an elder-
ly woman whose kitchen caught fire
last Friday morning.
According to firelghter/EMT Clif-
ton Suber, the woman, who is not be-
ing identified at this time, called 911
after she fell in her kitchen while at-

tempting to cook. The woman, who
is believed to be in her 80s, told dis-
patchers that she had broken her hip
and couldn't move and that the stove
was catching on fire.
Suber and fellow firefighter/EMT
Jhstin Schwab thought they were re-
sponding to a medical call when they
reached the woman's home on SE
57th Court four minutes after receiv-

ing the call.
"The house, which is in the Roll-
ing Oaks area, was filled with smoke
and the doors were all locked," Suber
said. "After making sure the woman
was not lying in front of the door we
kicked it in and found the woman lay-
ing four to five feet from the stove."
According to Suber, the house was
already filled with thick smoke when

they arrived on scene. The pot on the
stove was on fire and within a few
minutes, Suber estimates the whole
house would have been set ablaze as
the fire spread rapidly.
"If we hadn't been as close as we
were to the home, or if we had been
slower to'respond it could have been
a real disaster," Suber said.
The woman is being treated at

North Florida Regional Hospital.
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue esti-
mates mainly smoke damage to the
home. The damage was estimated
under $5,000.
On Tuesday Gilchrist County Fire
Rescue Chief Carlos Perez praised
Suber and Schwab for their quick
thinking and fast assessment of the

"They were very astute and smart,"
Perez said.
"The firefighter/EMTs immediately
recognized the rescue call was more
than a rescue call by the. amount of
smoke. Their quick actions kept the
woman's injuries to a minimum and
kept her from having serious smoke
inhallation problems as a result of the

Residents victimized

by identity
By Carrie A. Mizell
Bell residents Barry and Kathy
Hilliard never dreamed they, like
some 50 other residents of Gilchrist
County, would fall victim to identity
theft. The couple only uses their bank
debit cards a couple times a week
to purchase fuel and feed for their
horses, Barry has never even ordered
anything off the Internet.
"We're not people who use it all
over the place ... we're just local
people," Kathy explained.
According to Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office Investigator Sgt. Teri
Gentry, a rash of identity theft has
swept Gilchrist County since Octo-
ber 2007. Gentry explained that 30 to
50 residents have reportedly had their
bank debit cards compromised' over
the last six months.
Gentry explained that typically
victims notice that their bank account
is missing a substantial amount of
money or in Kathy's case their ac-
count has been emptied completely
at which point they report it to their
Just before Christmas, Kathy was
checking her bank account balance
on the computer when she noticed
her husband's bank debit card had
been charged six times within 16
minutes at a Wal-Mart in Siler City,
North Carolina.
"I called Capital City Bank ihm-
mediately and they put me in touch
with their people who are in charge
of fraud," Kathy said. "I talked with
the police in Siler City who pulled
the video surveillance front the Wal-
Mart so a report could be filed."
The man who was captured on-vid-
eo surveillance using the stolen debit
card number was wearing a baseball
cap low on his face. The video shows
the unidentified man walking from
one cashier to the next purchasing
$1,800 worth of gift cards.
"I feel like this works because the
thieves use the cards as a charge and
the cashiers don't ask to see identifi-
cation," Kathy said. "It has to be part
of a ring because the gift cards were
used in south Florida within two
weeks of being purchased."
Thankfully, the Hilliard's bank let
them continue operating out of their
account as if the money was still in
it and later refunded all their money,
withdrew all overdraft fees placed on
the account and issued new cards.
"Once the bank reimburses the
money to their client, then the bank
becomes the victim, but the prob-
lem is the banks are not pursuing it
any further from there," Gentry ex-
Despite unsuccessful attempts by

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the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
to work with larger agencies to solve
the cases, Gentry said that 32 cases
have been solved so far and others
are pending. According to Gentry,
identity theft is a felony and in most
circumstances carries a maximum
sentence of 15 years in prison.
"The spurt has been random with
several cases turning out to be civil
issues with family members assum-
ing wrongful identities," Gentry said.
"It seems to have tapered off recent-
Until early last week, Kathy
thought so as well. While at work on
Monday, Kathy received a call from
her bank and was told that $350 in
unusual charges had been made from
her account at a Publix fuel station
and an Albertson's fuel station, all
in Castleberry, Fla. Once again, she
faced a lengthy process of dealing
with her' bank and the police..
"I did hear back that they used the
cards in south Florida again," Kathy
said. "Because it is not a family
member or a person with the card,
but a theft of the number by a larger
and more professional ring that they
already know about."
Since last week she has been is-
sued a new card and her account has
been refunded by the bank. Kathy
said she would advise anyone who
uses a bank debit card to always use
the card as a debit card punching in
the pin number each time so when it
is used as a credit card the bank will
pick up on the transaction immedi-
ately as unusual activity.
"It's important to check your bank
account. everyday," Kathy said. "If
you don't have to use your debit card
then don't ... just get cash or write a


Becoming a

Victim of
Identity Theft

According to the United States
Department of Justice, citizens
can reduce the risk of becoming
a victim of identity theft or fraud,
by taking a few basic steps and re-
membering the word "SCAM":

S -- Be stingy about giving out
your personal information to oth-
ers unless you have a reason to
trust them, regardless of where
you are.

C -- Check your financial infor-
mation regularly, and look for
what should be there and what

A -- Ask periodically for a copy
of your credit report.

M -- Maintain careful records of
your banking and financial ac-


irenton 5r. 1-i-A Chapter's 1345-pound fat steer was named Grand
Champion fat steer. Melanie Anderson showed the steer, which was
shown in class 10. Photo by Anna Wild.

The 56th annual Suwannee River
Fair Livestock Show and Sale was
in full swing this week as youth from
Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties
gathered at the fairgrounds in Fan-
ning Springs to show animals and
On Tuesday morning the feeder
steer show got underway bright and
early. Some 146 feeder steers made
the show this year; four feeder steers
were too heavy and 2 were too light.
Judge for the feeder steer show was
Dr. Todd Thrift of the University of
"As I evaluated this show I found
not many unacceptable steer and
above average muscling," Dr. Thrift
told the large crowd gathered to watch
the feeder steer show. "I expect that
at harvest the weight of nearly all the
steers will be 1250 to 1350 pounds
with 1/4 inch fat.
Dr. Thrift also told the crowd that
many of the steers exhibited at the
fair would win grand champion in
most of the shows he judged.
Ultimately, Briana Bishop of Flat-
wood Friends 4-H Club in Gilchrist
County exhibited the Grand Champi-
on feeder steer. Bishop was joined in
the winner's ring by Kristen Hardin
of Chiefland Sr. FFA, who showed
the Reserve Champion feeder steer.
Of the 14 classes in this year's
feeder steer show first in class went
to only three Gilchrist County exhibi-

tors. The class winners were: Colton
Rucker of Riverside Wrangles 4-H in
Gilchrist County; Darren Weems of
Bronson Sr. FFA; Cason NesSmith
of Chiefland FFA; Landon Smith
of Bronson Jr. FFA; Cyle Brady of
Chiefland FFA; Jeremy Clemons of
Farm Friends Chiefland 4-H; T.J.
Arrington of Chiefland Middle FFA;
Kristen Hardin of Chiefland Sr. FFA;
Kirby King of Williston Sr. FFA;
Caylon Davis of Dixie Middle FFA;
Vernon Long of Dixie Sr. FFA; Bran-
dalyn Bishop of Flatwood Friends
4-H; Briana Bishop of Flatwood
Friends 4-H and Zachary Music of
Cross City 4-H.
The resale for the feeder steers at
the sale on Wednesday was 83.25 per
The fat steer show followed the
feeder steer show on Tuesday after-
noon. The show started with a round
of announcements by J. D. Holmes
III, a former Bronson FFA member
who is now known as the voice of the
Suwannee River Fair.
There, were 11 classes in the fat
steer show. Trenton Sr. FFA Chapter's
fat steer was named Grand Champi-
on. The steer was shown by Melanie
Anderson. Cory Jerrels of Kountry
Kids 4-H Club showed the Reserve
Champion fat steer.
"The fat steer judge will have a
tough job this year because all fat
(Continued to page 18)

Briana Bishop of Flatwoods Friends 4-H Club showed the Grand
Champion feeder steer. Briana is pictured with show judge Dr. Todd
Thrift of the University of Florida.

Nathan Thisse of Osceola 4-H Club placed first in the junior division
of the swine showmanship competition on Monday with his hog Sarah
Jessica Porker.

Cedar Key man dies in The Roping Corys will

single vehicle accident on perform at Alumni Rodeo

Fanning Springs bridge Submitted their act at countless rodeos across

By John M. Ayers
A Cedar Key man traveling along the Suwannee River on Canal Street in
Fanning Springs ran off the south side of the narrow one lane bridge and was
found Saturday morning, reported Corporal Lena M. Ward of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
Tracey Daris Stevens, 40, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet 2500 HD pickup
eastbound along Canal Street when he failed to negotiate a curve to the left
while traveling across the bridge. The bridge which ties the residential island
to the Fanning Springs community has a 12" high concrete edge wall on
both sides of the roadway. The driver of the pickup truck was reported to
have traveled off of the south edge of the bridge and was believed to have
overturned landing in 4-6 feet of water. The truck was found just after 8 a.m.
Saturday by someone traveling over the bridge.
The truck overturned and landed upside down facing in a northeasterly
direction. The tires and the undercarriage of the pickup were the only visible
parts of the vehicle above the waterline. The driver was reported to have
been found deceased in the vehicle.
The dive team.from Levy County Sheriff's Office removed the driver from
the wreckage. The Gilchrist County Emergency Medical Service staff was on
scene to report the driver was deceased.

Rodeo performers Dick and Lois
Cory will return to Trenton/Bell for
the FFA Alumni Rodeo on April 11
and 12.
Known in the rodeo world as "The
Roping Corys," Dick and Lois have
appeared at the rodeo several times in
the past and are respected favorites of
rodeo fans.
Dick is quick to point out that the
friendship goes two ways. "We lived
in Central Florida for many years and
visiting friends in the Trenton/Bell
area is reminiscent of the Florida we
knew when we lived here. It's sort of
like coming home."
Dick and Lois say a very memo-
rable event in their career occurred
at the FFA Alumni Rodeo when they
retired their palomino horse, Chico.
Chico was a very important part of


the country for over twenty years.
At the last performance of the rodeo
that year, the announcer explained to
the audience that they had just seen
Chico's farewell performance. Dick
took the saddle off and carried it out
of the pen and Lois led Chico back to
the trailer for the trip home to green
pastures for his retirement years. A
very moving moment indeed.
At this year's rodeo the Corys
will be performing with their cur-
rent mount, a paint horse they call,
"Friendly." Dedicated professionals
who have spent a lifetime preserv-
ing the vanishing art of cowboy rope
spinning, they will perform their rop-
ing routines, and as usual Dick will
open the rodeo with a rousing cow-
boy yodel song as he greets his many
rodeo friends.

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.48 ac Trenton $19,000
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.98 ac Bell $49,900
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1.8 ac Trenton $40,000
1.8 ac Trenton $65,000
1.8 ac Trenton $69,500
1.81 ac Trenton $40,000
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1.85 ac Trenton $65,000
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2 ac Trenton $55,000
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(13) 2 ac Trenton $65,000 each
2 acres Trenton $59.900
2 ac Trenton $87,500
2.04 ac Trenton $67,500
2.21 ac Trenton $65,000
2.21 ac Trenton $69,500
2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
2.29 ac Trenton $65,000
2.3 ac Trenton $65,000
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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
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000
5 ac Trenton $37,900
5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 Ac, Trenton $70,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $80,000
5 ac Bell $87,500
5 ac Chiefland $275,000
5.04 ac Bell $59,000
5.4 ac Bell $49,900
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
I 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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17 ac Old Town $500,000
20 ac Bell $160,000
20 ac Bell $255,000
20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
30 ac Trenton $330,000
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43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
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Lt. Daniel Slaughter of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office is shown wth Trenton Rotary Club speakers
Lt. Stefan Blue and Investigator Dianna Ullery, both of the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement and
Trenton Rotary Club President John Frazier.

9-11 prompts change within the Florida

Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

By Carrie A. Mizell
On Monday Trenton Rotarians got
a look inside tractor-trailers hauling
drugs, money and stolen electronics
across the state line prior to being
seized by officers from the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services.
Lt. Stefan Blue and Investigator
Dianna Ullery of the Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforcement explained
that since Sept. 11, 2001, a special
operations section has been formed
within the Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services. Three

mobile VACIS systems consisting of
truck-mounted, gamma ray imaging
systems were given to the special op-
erations section by U.S. Customs and
Border Protection. Often deployed
in special events such as the Super
Bowl, the mobile VACIS systems are
used because the increased number of
trucks making deliveries at the events
could be considered easy targets.
Each truck has a boom mounted on
it that scans over a tractor-trailer or
truck and presents images of what is
inside. Eight canine units, capable of
memorizing up to 80 different scents,

were also added to the special opera-
tions section. According to Blue, the
dogs primarily focus on seven scents,
which range from poultry and pork to
avocado and citrus.
"Our office has changed a great
deal since 9-11," Blue said. "Inspec-
tion stations are not interdiction sta-
The third largest department in the
state, the Florida Department of Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services has
13 divisions, which range from aqua-
culture and dairy to food safety and
animal industry.

State FFA officer says, "Viva la Spain!"

Florida FFA Association Area II State Vice President Jeffrey Williams
is shown standing at right, along with his fellow state FFA officers on
a recent trip to Spain.

By Carrie A. Mizell
While growing up in Gilchrist
County Jeffrey Williams never imag-
ined himself drinking non-pasteurized
milk in a foreign country, but try it he
did while ona recent trip to Spain as
the Florida FFA Association's Area II
State Vice President.
"The milk was disgusting!" Wil-
liams said. "Their milk is not pasteur-
ized, it's just sterilized and boxed."
Visiting a dairy farm that belongs
to a national cooperation was just
one of the agriculture-related stops
the state FFA officer team made. The
group also visited a winery where
they had the opportunity to see how
wine is processed and an olive plant
to learn the step-by-step olive oil
making process. According to Wil-
liams, the countryside is dotted with
olive trees and once the olives are
picked, they are washed, ground, and
"Olive oil straight from the ma-
chine is very strong ... I brought
some back to.my family," Williams
said. "What's really amazing is the
size of the livestock in Spain. Their
animals look like our livestock on
Jet lag prompted by a 13-hour
plane ride did not stop Williams from
touring ancient monuments and ca-
thedrals in prominent Spanish cities
like Madrid.
"I was so impressed to go to the
cathedral where some of Christopher
Columbus' remains are," Williams
said. "We went to the Mediterranean
Sea and I wanted to jump in so bad
but I was sick so I didn't get to since
the water was below 30 degrees, but

some of the other officers did." ..
Despite the fact that Spain is very ,
Americanized, Williams said he en-
joyed experiencing the country's cul- "-. _t .
ture, which is rich with art and archi- a,,aij .-IZ.s
tecture. .. .
"The food was disgusting!" Wil- j
liams said. "I tried pat6 and it was so
disgusting, but the chicken nuggets
from McDonalds were much better a
over there ... it could have been real '. -.
chicken." J

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John's Comments

By: John M. Ayers

Gilchrist Count',
its future and its people!
Careful planning and knowing
when the time is right is of the utmost
importance when the opportunities
are on the horizon. I'm not sure if
Gilchrist County's leadership is will-
ing to make the tough decisions that
are before them, but if they are not,
then they better find alternative rev-
enues to finance the changes being
brought on by the projected growth.
The people of Gilchrist County
have enjoyed this small rural atmo-
sphere for more years than I have
been alive. Gilchrist County's lo-
cation in north central Florida is
uniquely close to the Gulf of Mexico
while bordering the Suwannee on the
west and the Santa Fe River on the
north and being just far enough away
from Gainesville that we are not im-
pacted by the city life.
The people that have made
Gilchrist County their home over the
last few years have brought on the
changes that all of us are currently
experiencing. I don't have a problem
with change, but being able to pay for
the demands that change brings is an-
other issue.
As Cindy Jo and I were enjoying
our lunch on Sunday at home, we
were watching the Weather Chan-
nel when a commercial identifying

Gilchrist County came on the screen.
Progressive Farmer and the Weather
Channel have now discovered what
we knew about Gilchrist County for
years, it is the most pristine place
in Florida to reside. The commer-
cial identified a spokesman who ex-
plained just how beautiful Ginnie
Springs is and how the water is so
clear, clean and pure, you could drink
it from the spring run, he explained.
The Ginnie Springs area has many
fresh water springs that present a vast
exploration of karst environment to
cave divers from around the world.
The national media is portraying
Gilchrist County as one of the larg-
est areas of fresh water in Florida.
All of these things could be true, but
as these people begin to relocate on
the hundreds of residential lots that
have been developed over the last
30 years, the real need for additional
revenue for the county to provide ser-
vices will have already struck home.
Can Gilchrist County afford to say
NO to any type of industrial-com-
mercial or large-scale residential de-
velopment that wants to come into
this rural area? I think not, but I do
believe the county can write into the
future the types of development that
will most assuredly provide the tax
base and other jobs that will continue
to make Gilchrist County

Letters to the Editor

Kids will be Kids Sincerely,
Thanks to the Journal for publish- Jean Wonser
ing a number of interesting editorials NE Gilchrist
recently. One reason for a paper is to
help alert and solve problems in the
community. Concerns about the 8th
When the kids were skateboarding Grade Prom
on the vacant concrete across from Dear 8th grade parents and stu-
Best Drugs I observed their skills dents:
with interest. I was concerned about Our 8th grade prom is not being
proximity to traffic and did call the hosted or paid for by the school.
Mayor requesting a safe place for Therefore, the parents of the'8th
skateboarding grade student body at Trenton Middle
Little did I realize that with the first School must pay to have the prom.
hint of problems in the city park the Costs include: the dance hall, D.J.,
powers that be would see the solution refreshments and decorations.
as 'kick out skateboarding'. Actually We also need a lot of parents to
the biggest problem probably had to chaperone, help with the refreshment
do with increased use and noise from table, and watch the door so students
'kids at play'. do not go out of the building without
Get over it folks: that is purpose their parents signature.
of a city park. A far better solution If we cannot get enough parents to
to any perceived 'problems' would help and money to pay we will not
have been get a meeting organized have an 8th grade prom. We are hop-
between recreation dept. and kids, ing to hold this event towards the end
with parents in tow. We definitely do of May. I hope as a parent of an 8th
not need law enforcement dollars in- gradestudent you will help out in any
volved on u h. h should be a 'talk it we-).o ... -
over' solution., i ,, .Fr furrher"iifftrnation or ques-
I cannot see a ban on skateboard- tions please call after 7 p.m. at (352)
ing as any solution. We all have 494-9167. Thank you.
our toys and mine just happen to be Sincerely,
horses instead of wheels. Don't even Kerrie Grant
think about taking away senior citi- Step-mother of Ashley Sheffield
zen toys! (grin) an 8th grade student

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.195ft. 1.240ft. 3.231 ft. 0.037ft.
Mar 27, 08 5:19 AM 10:33 AM 4:14 PM 11:47 PM1
Frin 1.979 ft. 1.445 ft. 3.075 ft.
Mar 28, 08 6:18 AM 11:07 AM 4:54 PM
Sat 0.234 ft. 1.851 ft. 1.661 ft. 2.872 ft.
Mar 29, 08 12:47 AM 7:45 AM 11:58 AM 5:51 PM
Sun 0.354 ft. 1.917 ft. 1.812 ft. 2.695 ft.
Mar 30, 08 2:08 AM 9:31 AM 1:36 PM 7:18PM
Mon 0.319ft. 2.130ft. 1.710ft. 2.681 ft.
Mar 31, 08 3:36 AM 10:42 AM 3:27 PM 8:59 PM
Tue 0.183 ft. 2.376 ft. 1.359 ft. 2.823 ft.
Apr 1, 08 4:45 AM 11:22 AM 4:48 PM 10:20 PM
Wed 0.065 ft. 2.619 ft. 0.893 ft. 3.013 ft.
Apr 2, 08 5:35 AM 11:52 AM 5:45 PM 11:24PM
Last Quarter: 3/29 4:48 PM

Name: Jessica Smith
SLives : on esident of Bell
Fa ily: Parents, Darrell and Faye l
SmRith; one brother, Josh

Bell High School
Sobbies: Singing and playing vol-
leyball c n in
Truly talented: I started singing
publicly when I was in the eighth

Do you still get nervous? Yes!
Especially when I get asked five
minutes before I'm supposed to
On Tuesday: I showed my feeder Favorite book: "The Sisterhood
steer "Lil Puppy" at the Suwannee of the Traveling Pants" books
River Fair. What is something not many
What hasrFFA taught you? FFA people know about you? My
teaches a lot aboutsleadership ... brother broke my arm when I was
things I can use in life not just in in the first grade. We were playing
FFA lkecommunication skills. a game at the time.
You also get tohmeet a lot ofnew Future plans: I want to go to
people through FFAi nursing school. I'm in the Health
Favorite food: Chicken Academy at Bell right now.
Favorite movie: "Enchanted"

Letter of appreciation to County. An ongoing cash inflow, year
locl a ei after year after year. A cash cow.
local law Income: Oak Tree Landing owners
enforcement will pay more because the homes will
As a local businessman of Gilchrist be expensive and not homesteaded.
,County, I want to express my sincer- Also the airport will be a high value
est appreciation to the Gilchrist Sher- privately owned property and so will
iff's Office and Trenton City Police pay a large tax. Same for internal
Department for their diligence in the ,recreation, shopping and restaurant
investigation of a recent theft from facilities.
my business. The cooperative efforts Expense: What expense to
of both the Chief of Police and Sher- Gilchrist County? Well, maybe
iff's Office resulted in the recovery there would be some tiny amount.
of the stolen property as well as the But, think about it: 1. No children
arrest of the person who committed in Gilchrist Schools, though school
the crime, taxes would be paid. 2. No road de-
When the theft occurred, I had no mands. 3. Minimal security demands,
hope of seeing my property again, if any. 4. No social services demands.
However, our local law enforcement And on and on.

agencies have proven me wrong and
for that I am grateful. When the Chief
of Police informed me that the prop-
erty was recovered in Lake City, I
realized that we do indeed live and
work in a fine community. I am grate-
ful for that. I appreciate the combined
efforts involved by both our law
enforcement agencies in Gilchrist
Warren Bohn VP

An open letter to
Gilchrist County
Question: Why shouldn't Gilchrist
accept privately offered money? The
county does accept state monies and
federal monies; so what is wrong
with private monies?
Gilchrist County is being offered
what we in business call a 'cash cow.'
That is: An ongoing cash generator,
which provides funds for other uses.
A business which owns a cash cow
has opportunities to do other things
with the money. It is a nice position
to be in.
On the other hand, counties are
usually cash deficient and struggle
to provide services. For example,
Gilchrist County is currently doing
minimal road maintenance because
of fuel prices.
It isn't like the county does not
need the money. It does. One solution
would be to raise taxes. Alternatively,
why not accept the new tax revenue
being offered to you?
I am referring to Oak Tree Land-
ing, the proposed fly-in community.
If built: Oak Tree Landing property
owners will actually pay more taxes
to the county for services than most
current residents pay, but will re-
quire virtually no services. The result
would be a net cash inflow to Gilchrist

The Majority Should Not Be The Preponderance
S(Kent Heaton)

It seems logical that if ninety-percent of the population
believes in something it should be right. While logic will
be effective if you follow Mr. Spock it does not work well
in every situation of life. If you smell smoke and
everyone is running the other way it would seem wise to
go with them. However, the majority view of people does
not always suggest appropriate answers to life's delicate
questions and needs. This is especially true when man
seeks to find answers about his relationship with his
Creator. There is a tendency for Inan to equate truth with
what a majority of views hold to be true. How can so
many people be wrong?
Jesus addressed this question in Matthew 7:13,14:
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide
and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and.there
are many who enter through it. For the gate is small
and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are
few who find it." The way of salvation is a narrow path
that is not easily taken. Albert Barnes wrote, "It is not
. 'the great highway' that people tread. Few go there. Here
and there one may be seen traveling in solitude and
singularity. The way to death, on the other hand, is broad.
Multitudes are in it. It is the great highway in which
people go. They fall into it easily and without effort, and
go without thought. If they wish to leave that and go by a
narrow gate to the city, it would require effort and
thought. So, says Christ, 'diligence' is needed to enter
life. [Barnes Notes; Matthew-Mark, page 78]
In a world of the "easy button" people find it hard to
accept service to Christ on any level that requires

diligence or difficulty. This does not suggest that life as a
child of God is drudgery; it is the complete opposite. The
challenge of living, for Christ is that effort must be put
forth daily to measure one's steps in accordance with the
divine will of the Father. Rowing up river is not as easy as
going with the flow of the river downstream. The view of
the majority is an easy way to live but the end result is
Why are the people of God in the minority? Few are
willing to live for God. Fewer still are willing to give up
their lives to serve Jesus Christ. The majority of people
desire the darkness rather than the light (John 3:19-21). It
is not a badge of nobility to be in the minority but a reality
of how the world turns against the truth of God. Only
eight were saved in the flood (1 Peter 3:20). A "remnant"
returned to Jerusalem in the days of Ezra (9:8). Those who
are saved are "few" (Matthew 7:14).
When you walk the way of life, is it the easy way of the
majority or the difficult way of the few? Paul wrote, "All
who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be
persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12). The desire to live a godly
life will put you at odds against the world; as if you were
swimming upstream against the whole world. Through the
power of God, victory can be achieved. Jesus challenged
those who would follow Him: "If anyone comes to Me,
and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and
children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own
life, he cannot be My 'disciple" (Luke 14:26). Enter the
narrow way!

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

And incidentally, Oak Tree Land-
ing would provide jobs for some
Gilchrist County residents who
now drive to Gainesville. Gilchrist
County has many low income ser-
vice workers who can barely support
their families. If those workers spend
less for gas to get to work, they will
have more money remaining for their
Where is the negative? Is is just
that this is something new and people
do not like change?
Fact: Gilchrist County will change.
The decision to be riade is: As the
county grows do you want the mix of
new property owners to include some
who are cash net contributors?
Here is an opportunity to be benefi-
cial to all concerned.
Lowell D. Chesborough
Gilchrist County resident
and concerned taxpayer.

Road work requested
for NE 10th Street
We are writing this letter as tax-
paying land owners of both the
City of Trenton and the county of
Gilchrist. We live on the north end of
N.E. 10th Street, approximately two
blocks off SR 26. If you have been in
this area six months or more, you are
probably aware of the infamous 10th
Street pothole that stays full of wa-
ter for months on end when we have
rain. The Suwannee Regional Water
Management District has designated
that spot as the worse storm water
runoff problem in Gilchrist County.
As 10th Street continues north and
turns into a rutted lime rock road, the
problem continues to grow.
Numerous requests to have the
City of Trenton remedy these prob-
lems have fallen on deaf ears.

Lottery Numbers
March 26
Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $9 million

5-Digit Winners:
53 at $6,312.50

4-Digit Winners
3,467 at $78

3-Digit Winners:
71,431 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

March 29
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
74 at $4,837

4-Digit Winners:
4,838 at $60

3-Digit Winners:
84,441at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:

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By Cindy Jo Ayers

Being an avid cookbook collector
it has came to my attention over the
past couple of years that picking up
an older cookbook can provide some
wonderful recipes that we have sort
of stopped making. Recently I found
one at an antique store for $1.00 and
it is a church cookbook from the
1960s. Several good recipes that I
haven't made in years were featured
in this book.
Plus, it's kind of interesting how
much Americans have changed in the
past 30 or 40 years. As late as 1979 a
Thomasville, Georgia cookbook still
listed the submitter of each recipe
by her husband's name. An example
would be Mrs. John Doe (Jane) this
is an example of how women's rolls
have changed. Today most women I
know would no longer think of listing
a recipe using our husband's name.
The cookbooks I look for are wom-
en's clubs or church books where
each cook listed her name following
her recipe. These recipes were always
the very best recipes that a cook had
in their recipe file.
The following recipe is one that I
made when John and I first married
nearly 30 years ago. Even though
Tetrazzini is no longer a recipe that is
made often it is still wonderful.
The original recipe was created
by an American Chef sometime be-
tween 1908-1912 in honor of Louisa
Tetrazzini (1871-1940) who was an
Italian operatic soprano.

The city of Trenton recently re-
quested assistance from Gilchrist
County to handle these problems and
Gilchrist County refused.
We are asking why we pay city and
county taxes and are not receiving the
services that most rural areas get.
Had we refused to pay our taxes, the
city and county would have used all
legal means to force us to pay. Maybe
it is time, as tax paying citizens, to
utilize .All legal means to,receive the
services from these governmental
bodies that we are being denied.
Alan Hastings
Travis Willis

Letter to the Editor
I feel I have to respond to the ar-
ticle by Carrie Mizell regarding the
I have encountered these young
men on several occasions, mostly at
the local 'grocery store where they
had stopped to get a cold drink. Twice
I stopped and conversed with them,
not once did I hear a curse word,
and I was treated with the utmost

1 whole chicken boiled and deponed
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup whipping cream
2 cups medium American cheese
1 stick butter
8 level tablespoons flour
Melt butter in frying pan. Add
flour and stir cooking over medium
heat until it turns a light golden color.
Slowly whisk in chicken stock, whip-
ping cream and cheese. Cook until
sauce thickens and cheese is melted.
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
(I use green onions)
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1 8-ounce can sliced mushrooms,
Almonds or buttered bread crumbs
12-ounce package of medium size
Cook vegetables in butter, until ten-
der, adding mushrooms when vegeta-
bles are just tender. Combine cut-up
chicken, vegetables and sauce. Set
aside. Cook noodles in salted water
according to directions on package
and drain. Place noodles in the bot-
tom of a buttered casserole dish. Top
with sauce. Top sauce with almonds
or buttered bread crumbs. Bake at
350 degree oven for about 30 min-
utes or until mixture is -hot through
and, almonds are slightly browned.
Serves 12 or 14.

respect, they were not being rowdy,
there were not vandalizing, snatching
purses, they were just being young
and enjoying life.
We need to remember that these
young people are our future tax pay-
ing citizens and future leaders in our
community and how they are treated
will go with them throughout their
When I was very young, I and sev-
eral, friends would meet at the local
courthouse, put on our 'clip on metal
plates" and skate around the court-
house for hours. This was before air
conditioning and the office windows
were open in the entire courthouse.
And not once did anyone complain
or say mean things to us.
I trust that our wonderful commu-
nity has not changed so much that
we cannot reach out to our young
people and help them rather than just
criticize them and name call and con-
demn them.
They and their parents are due an
Lucie Dechant

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Sandra and Johnny Johnson of Sean is a 2006 Bell High School
Trenton are happy to announce the graduate, graduated with a degree in
impending marriage of their daugh- Recording Arts from Full Sail of Or-
ter, Jessica Leighann -Johnson, to lando in 2007. Sean will be entering
Sean Horton Sasser, the son of Ella the United State Air Force in April of
and Stephen Sasser of High Springs. 2008.
Jessica is a 2007 Bell High School The wedding will take place in Oc-
graduate and is presently employed tober 2008.
by KLC., Inc. in Gainesville.

March for babies
Kathy McCallister, community
director of the Suwannee Valley
March of Dimes, attended the March
14 Lake City Community College
(LCCC) Florida Association of Com-
munity Colleges (FACC) meeting as
guest speaker.
She addressed the group about the
March of Dimes and their fundraising
efforts. April 19 has been scheduled
for the "March for Babies" in down-
town Lake City. McCallister has
asked FACC to form a college team.
Last year the FACC team raised more
than $1,000.
The March of Dimes has done
great work funding research to help



stop premature births. But more help
is needed and this is where you, the
community,.and FACC come togeth-
er to form a valued partnership. We
are asking for your sponsorship of a
FACC member to do the walking.
Pledge cards and sponsor infor-
mation can be picked up at the local
March of Dimes office at 212 North
Marion Ave., Suite 225, Lake City,
FL 32055 or by calling McCallister
at (386) 755-0507.
For more information on the
"March for Babies" you may call
McCallister or log on to the March
of Dimes' Web site at www.march-

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A group of men from Trenton and
Bell including Joe Wilson, Thomas
Bryant, Thomas Scott, Chubb Nes-
Smith, Houston McKenzie, Gary
Rexroat, Joe Gilliam, Stanley Akins
and Francis Akins and grandson trav-
eled to Georgia to visit longtime Tren-
ton resident Elwin "Judge" Akins.
Judge lives near Nashville, Georgia
now and has been in bad health for
some time.
D. Ray Harrison, Gilchrist County
Commissioner and former County
Property Appraiser for many years is
still recovering in North Florida Re-
gional Hospital. D. Ray is expected
to be moved from the hospital to
rehab very soon. He has been in the
hospital for some 8 weeks now and is
ready to move on to rehab.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Brenda
Shreve, Alene Beck, Brooks Bulling-

LCCC Scholarships-
Knowledge is Power
by Maggie McLaughlin,
Lake City Community College
advising and student development
Each year, more than 19 billion
dollars in scholarships are awarded
to college students in the United
States. Some of the most common
scholarships are awarded to students
based on their academic performance
and grade point average (GPA), but
others are based on athletic ability
or extracurricular activities. Schol-
arship awards, unlike federal and
state grants that pay for tuition and
books, can be used for other college
expenses. For example, scholarship
recipients can pay for transportation
costs, childcare expenses, or even a
personal computer for on-line class-
es. After tuition and books are paid
for, scholarship awards can be used at
the discretion of the student.
Many high school students and
their parents, as well as many cur-
rently enrolled college students, are
unaware of the scholarship opportu-
nities that are available to them. At
the same time, the scholarship appli-
cation process can seem very intimi-
dating and/or confusing. Because of
this, too few eligible students even at-
tempt to apply for a scholarship, and
each year, many scholarships never
get awarded. With this in mind, Lake
City Community College recently
established a Scholarship Advisory
Committee made up of faculty and
staff representatives, as well as a stu-
dent government officer.
This standing committee is charged
with raising awareness about schol-
arship opportunities for students and
will also recommend the nomination
of eligible students for select schol-
arships. Committee members will
be actively organizing workshops
on campus and helping students pre-
pare their scholarship applications
as needed. The Scholarship Advi-
sory Committee members include
Wanda Baker (Financial Aid), Amy
Dekle (Student Activities), Penny
Faris (Lake City Community Col-
lege Foundation), James Givvines
(Faculty), Mary Hill (Faculty), Mag-
gie McLaughlin (Student Advising),
Amber Stenson (Student Govern-
ment Association), and Mark Yarick
(Faculty). For more information,
contact the Scholarship Advisory
Committee through McLaughlin at
Along with the Scholarship Ad-
visory Committee, there are also
several other sources on campus for
scholarship information and applica-
tion assistance. One of those sources
is the Financial Aid Office. Although
the LCCC Financial Aid staff handles
federal and state funding for students,
the Financial Aid website offers a
very useful link to many scholarship
opportunities, such as FastWeb.com
and Scholarships.com. These links
are provided by sites not affiliated
with Lake City Community College,
but they can be accessed by anyone
at http://www.lakecitycc.edu/finan-
cial-aid/scholarships-.aspx. For help
with this Web site, the Financial Aid
Office can be reached at (386)754-
Another source of scholarships is
the Lake City Community College
Foundation. The Foundation is now
accepting scholarship applications
for the 2008-09 academic year. The
deadline to apply is Friday, April
11 at 3 p.m. Applications are avail-
able on line at the College's Web site
www.lakecitycc.edu or from the Fi-
nancial Aid office and the Learning
Resource Center on campus, as well
as the Foundation office at 443 East
Duval Street.
The purpose of the Foundation is
to raise funds and encourage invest-
ments, from individuals and business-
es, to support Lake City Community
College by providing scholarships
for students, equipment for the col-
lege, and resources for classrooms.
Last year, the Foundation awarded
more than $600,000 in scholarships
to Lake City Community College stu-
dents. Those students who received
scholarships ranged from recent high
school graduates to nontraditional
students who had not stepped into a
classroom in more than 20 years.
Students who apply for Founda-
tion scholarships must meet the fol-

ton, Billy Cannon, and Brent Wig-
gins on April 3; Edd Biss, Sr., Sarah
Weber, and Quinn Kincaid on April
4; Amber Baker, Paul Arrington, and
Alan Bivens on April 5; Grace Mikell
Dunn, Louise Mikell, and Heather
Gay on April 6; Wayne Cellon, Har-
riet Akins Read, and Bob Schroeder
on April 7; Cassandra Gonzales,
Aaron Bachle, Darlene Schuler, Lee
Davidson, and Candice Gay on April
8; Pete Thornton, Billy Rogers, Jr.,
Mark Schuler, Valerie Beck, LaWa-
nda Cotrell, and Leslie Thigpen on
April 9.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.
and Mrs. Jeffery Floyd, and Mr. and
Mrs. Fritz Koerper on April 6; Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Gonzales, Mr. and Mrs.
W.W. Welch, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie

lowing criteria: a 2.5 cumulative
GPA (waived for students out of high
school for more than five years), dem-
onstrated financial need, and plans to
enroll at Lake City Community Col-
lege in the fall of 2008.
McLaughlin is the advising and
student development coordinator for
Student Services at Lake City Com-
munity College. She can be reached
via e-mail at mclaughlinm@lake-
citycc.edu or by calling (386) 754-
4422. To learn more about the LCCC
Foundation office call the Foundation
office at (386) 754-4433.

Homeschooler testing
Attention Christian parents of Tri-
County homeschoolers: if you have
been looking for a way to discover
not only your child's subject grade
levels, motivational gifts, and learn-
ing style with ideas for individualized
curriculum, but would also like to
have him/her tested or evaluated for
the Florida State DOE required man-
date for academic basic skills using
a nationally normed test, assistance
can be obtained locally, and in a non-
threatening, low-stress atmosphere
and all of that for a reasonable fee.
There is a 40+ year experienced,
nationally certified teacher/test ad-
ministrator/evaluator who is stand-
ing by to help you. Simply dial (352)
463-1473, leave your name and
phone number and a return call will
be made to you right away.
Since you know that the best
"school of learning is the home,"
why not make the best choice for a
basic skill test or evaluation? There
are limited appointment spring and
summer dates available, so you are
urged to make contact immediately
to find out more information about
the testing process.

M.G. Ridgeway and Danielle LaShane Jenkins

A 'zand icjew1ya'W( 6V- &e

Danny Jo Jenkins and Trina Jenkins
request the honor of your presence at
the marriage of their daugther, Dani-
elle LaShane Jenkins to Milford Gor-

don "M.G" Ridgeway, son of Doyle
and Diane Ridgeway on Saturday,
April 5, 2008 at 4 p.m. at Woodmen
of the World on SR 26 in Trenton.

Recorded marriages in Gilchrist

Herbert Francis Lent, 7/28/1955,.
and Joyce Lynn Wofford, 6/9/1958,
both of Trenton, were married on
3/22/09 in Trenton by Glenda Ca-
marda, notary public.
Matthew Christopher Lind,
5/13/1983, of Fanning Springs,
and Katelynn Chelsea Zumbach,
2/25/1985, of Orlando, were mar-
ried on 3/24/2008 in Trenton by Mrs.
Cynthia A. Chadwick, notary public.
Steven Elbert Templeton,
11/23/1955, and Sheila Mae Conner,
11/10/1961, both of Trenton, were
married on 3/24/2008 in Trenton by
Juanita Marie Salvino, notary public.
Mark Edward Stone, 1/18/1969,
and Brandi Lynn Land, 9/22/1984,
both of Bell, were married on
3/25/2008 in Trenton by Deborah
Craft. notary public.
Michael Bradley Templeton,
6/26/1985, and Danyell Ranae
Trakas, 11/3/1984, both of Trenton,
were married on March 24, 2008 in
Trenton by Juanita Marie Salvino,
notary public.
Arthur Franklin Berryhill,
11/17/1938, and Janet Helen Wicker,
2/20/1942, both of Bronson, were
married on 3/25/2008 in Ocoee, by

Jonghoon Jwa, notary public.
Michael Andrew Powell,
11/9/1966, of Chiefland, and Car-
mel Latrice McGee, 1/26/1969, of
Trenton were married on 3/25/2008
in Trenton by Charlotte Lanay Kear-
ney, notary public.

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I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that
a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GILCHRIST County, State of Florida, on the
FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2008, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices:
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 6
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 8
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 8
State Representative: District 11
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges
Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 2 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5
Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5

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J. Willie and Lena M. (Sanders)
Martin of Ft. White and their chil-
dren and grandchildren want to in-
vite all family and friends to come
help celebrate our 60 years togeth-
er on Saturday, April 12 from 2 to
4 p.m. at Elim Baptist Church in
Ft. White. They were married on

April 15, 1948 in Valdosta, Geor-
Willie is the son of the late John
W. and Mary H. Martin of Ft.
White and Lena is the daughter of
the late Willis and Myrtle Sanders
of Bell. No gifts please.

Fanning Springs Chamber has
new president

At the March 19th meeting Fan-
ning Springs Chamber of Commerce
President Cheryl Nekola announced
that she would be stepping down.
Cheryl has served as President since
the Chamber was first formed and has
done an outstanding job through the
years. She will still be active in the
Chamber, serving as a Director. She
is also the current Mayor of Fanning
Springs, a demanding job that takes a
great deal of her time.
A motion was made to elect cur-
rent Director Becky Sanford as the
new President and the motion carried
by a majority vote. Becky brings her
dynamic personality and energy to
the chamber with much enthusiasm
and looks forward to having a great
year. She is President of the Suwan-
nee River Cruises Boat Club, a mem-
ber of the Moose Lodge, serves as
a substitute teacher, and also served
several years as a City Commissioner
for Fanning Springs. She and her
husband, Roger, formerly owned and
operated the Cadillac Motel in Fan-
ning Springs for many years. Con-
gratulations Becky!
The Chamber will be holding a

Yard and Bake Sale at the Chamber
office location, 9890 Florida St. Fan-
ning Springs on Saturday April 19th
from 9:00 until'? The location is a
block off Hwy. 19 behind Huckleber-
ry's BBQ at the Greenway Trail. This
will be a fund-raiser for the Chamber
and any donations would be appreci-
ated. You can call the office at 463-
9089 and leave a message or contact
Velma at 352-339-2248. We may be
able to pick up any donated items that
you would like to contribute, just
give us a call. We will have a wide
variety of items for sale so come on
out and see what you can find! Look
for the signs to point you in the right
Our newest member, The Brick
Grill in Old Town will host the next
noon meeting on Wednesday, April
16th. Guest speakers will be Shelia
Frierson and Susan Lamb of Omni
HomeCare. We hope you will be
able to come join us.
SRespectfully Submitted by
Velma Poole
Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce
463-9089 or 339-2248


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By Lauren Rud.d

Lena M. (Sanders) and J. Willie Martin

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For Sheriff
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Duie to pie\ iout commitinneus, I am cancelling the
Meet & Greet in ihe Citl ol Trenton this Saturday.
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The Bush administration now
wants to increase regulation of the
country's major financial players.
Better late than never 1 guess, given
that in August of 1999, just as the
tech bubble was exploding, then Fed
Chairman Alan Greenspan stated that
it was not the Fed's responsibility to
prevent asset bubbles. Instead, it was
to clean up the ensuing mess. Why,
because preventive measures cause
economic contraction.
As a result, the Fed kept interest
rates at an unnaturally low level,
thereby creating the current morass
it is now trying to clean up. And we
still have an economic contraction to
deal with.
The major banks and investment
houses were of the naive opinion
that they could fool everyone, all the
time, and in turn fooled themselves
into believing that they could duck
the consequences of their actions.
They couldn't, they didn't and
they have caused undue economic
hardship far beyond Wall Street. The
current Administration's economic
ineptitude also played a major role
but, to quote Moustache from the
1963 movie "Irma la Douce," that's
another story.
Ironically, there has been a rending
of pin stripped suits on Wall Street
over the sorrowful deal that the
shareholders of Bear Stearns received
at the behest of the Fed. Yet, when Bear
Stearns' hedge funds collapsed, CEO
James Cayne was more concerned
with a Tennessee bridge tournament.
As the credit crisis unfolded, Cayne
was preoccupied with his golf game.
To appease the major shareholders,
JP Morgan upped the ante to $10 per
share and Cayne closed on a $27.4
million condo.
So why should you care; simply
because the management ofa company
is an integral part in the analysis of
any stock. Cayne's cavalier attitude.
towards his shareholders should have
been an uncontested sell signal.
As to the employees, did you hear
them complain about the astronomical
paychecks they were receiving
as they created arid traded those
toxic mortgage backed securities?
Meanwhile, the large shareholders,
like Joseph Lewis, Legg Mason and
several pension funds, should look
up the meaning of the words due
Nonetheless, in spite of all the recent
turmoil, investment opportunities
abound if you are willing to undertake
your own requisite degree of diue
diligence. For example, sometimes
the best investment ideas are sitting-
right in front of you, especially if
you happen to be enjoying a meal at
An investment of $1000 in the stock
when I last discussed the company a
year ago would be worth $1,020.40
today, an increase of 2.04 percent.
Not much of a return you say. It is
when you consider that the S&P 500
index is down 6.64 percent over the
same period.
Sonic recently reported fiscal
second-quarter earnings of $9.3
million, or 15 cents per share,
compared with $6.2 million, or 9
cents per share a year ago. Revenues
increased 8.2 percent to $174.6
million, while same-store sales
rose 3.2 percent. The company alsb
reaffirmed its fiscal 2008 earnings
guidance of a 15 to 17 percent
increase, implying a profit of $1.10
to $1.12 per share.
The intrinsic value of the shares,
using a discounted earnings model
with a discount rate of 11 percent and
an earnings growth rate of 15 percent,
is $26. A discounted free cash flow
to the firm model yields an intrinsic
value of $28 per share. My 2008
earnings estimate for the company is
$1.11 per share with a 12 month price
target on the shares of $24.75 for a
gain of 10 percent over the recent
price of $22.48 per share.
There are two other factors that
merit consideration when analyzing
Sonic. The first is that the shares are
unlikely to be correlated with other
holdings, unless you happen to own
McDonald's, thereby providing better
diversification of your portfolio.
Even if you do own McDonald's,
Sonic is a nice complementary
holding. More importantly, in a
contracting economy the most
successful businesses are those that
offer the more affordable products
to the average consumer. That is one
key reason why Wal-Mart has done

Clif Bryant racks up

during 2007 hunting season

Clif Bryant of Trenton stands with these three nice bucks he took dur-
ing the 2007 hunting season. Left to right 8 point, shot in Madison
County on November 27, 2007, center 11 point shot in Madison
County on December 27, 2007 and right 8 point shot in Grady
County, Georgia on December 24, 2007.

well recently.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Florida Crown
Workforce Executive
Committee meeting
The Board of Florida Crown
Workforce Board will hold an Ex-
ecutive Committee Meeting on Tues-
day, April 8, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. at
the Florida Crown Workforce Board
administrative office located at 1389
US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B in
Lake City.
This meeting is open to the public.
For more information call (386) 755-

World War II Veterans
club news
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to attend our next meeting on
April 10 at the Moose Lodge in Fan-
ning Springs. We will gather at 11:30
a.m. for lunch. Bring your spouse or
a fellow veteran and join in the ca-
We were honored to have Rufus
Meriweather join us last month at
Smokey's Bar-B Que and Steak-
house in Cross City. Rufus and Glo-
ria now live in Temple Terrace. Ru-
fus presented Bob Clarke with a large
framed documentation of the signing
of the surrender of Japan, picture and
Our historian, Edie Budzitowski is
home from the hospital and getting
better everyday. Keep her and all of
our other shipmates in your prayers.
If you have any questions call Bil-
lie Cooper at (352) 493-9368 or Dot
Halverson at (352) 542-7697. God
bless you and God bless America.

SRWMD Governing
Board meeting
On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, the Su-
wannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will met
at 9 a.m. at the district headquarters.
The meeting is to consider district
business and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land acquisition
matters. Following the board meeting
the board will attend a workshop.
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.

FHP Driver License And
Vehicle Inspection
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: April 1-30 2008. These check-
points will be held at the following
locations, in the following counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47,
CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR
340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SR 349.
Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR
316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated'with defects
and violations such as: worn / unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked / broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective light-
ing. In addition, attention will be di-
rected to violations of: driver license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforcing state
laws, which relate to the safe and le-
gal operation of motor vehicles.

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Stearns sending staffer
to Bell
Rep. Cliff Stearns will be sending
a staffer to Bell to assist anyone with
congressional business on Tuesday,
April 8th at the Bell Community
Center located at 3240 W. Railroad
Land in Bell from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
"One of my major responsibilities
is to help the people I represent and
to learn about their concerns," said
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala). "A
member of my staff will be available
to anyone who wants to express an
opinion or needs help with a federal

Suwannee River
Shriners' country
Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their country breakfast from 7 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5th.
The country breakfast will be pan-
cakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy. In
addition, we will have pure cane
syrup for sale and a craft sale.
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
Proceeds benefit the Suwannee
River Shrine Club and are not tax de-

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Saturday, April 5th 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As a public service to show our appreciation,

North Florida Holsteins will load your

pick-up truck or trailer on Saturday, April

5th. The loading area will be at the farm on

Route 232, 1-1/2 miles south of Bell, follow

the signs.

North Florida Holsteins would also like to

extend an invitation to tour our farm and

enjoy a free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers.

Guided farms tours will be held at 10:00 a.m.,

11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Please stop by to

take a look and have lunch on us.


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Bell Library news

BHS weekly baseball
by Joel Elliott
The Bulldogs went into Tuesday
night's game against Cedar Key fresh
off a disappointing loss to Melody
Christian 8-5. The Bulldogs sent
Chris Harding to the mound, a player
who usually can be seen squatting
behind the plate. In his place, Bran-
don Beach would start at catcher.
Early on in the game, the Bulldogs
got into trouble, allowing three runs
to score in an error-filled first inning.
The Bulldogs would tie the game in
the bottom half of the inning.
One would think that the Bulldogs
would settle down and get easy outs
and stop throwing the ball away, but
this didn't happen immediately. The
Bulldogs gave up two more runs,
and went into the bottom half of the
inning trailing 5-3, hardly the game
that any of the fans expected. Coach
Gray Smith called his players to the
dugout and gave them a "pep talk,"
berating them for playing sloppily
and making mental errors.
The second inning would be the
clincher for the game, as the Bulldogs
would score fourteen runs. This isn't
a misprint. The Bulldogs would go
through their lineup two full times,
and take a commanding lead, 17-5.
The game would go on like this the
rest of the night, with the Bulldogs
scoring runs every innings.
The final score sounds like one I
would have reported in the fall, as the
Bulldogs won by a final score of 27-
9. By rule, the game was ended after
five innings because the Bulldogs
were up by ten runs or more, eigh-
teen to be exact. The Bulldogs were
led by senior Brandon Beach, who
went 3 for 3 with an RBI, four runs,
and two stolen bases. As impressive
as the score was, the Bulldogs were
disappointed about how many runs
they gave up over so many errors.
"We shouldn't have given up that
many runs. We weren't focusing ear-
ly on, and it really isn't the way that
we wanted to play. We feel like we
disappointed the fans," says senior
Brandon Beach.
Friday afternoon, the team trav-
eled to Aucilla Christian Academy to
play the Warriors. Perhaps it was the
two-hour drive to the game, but the
-Bulldogs didn't come out sharp. Be-

sides a Tyler Stofel triple in the first
inning, they had virtually no offense
early on. On defense in the bottom
of the inning, the Bulldogs allowed
a run on an error and two walks by.
starter Zach Hunter.
The Bulldogs eventually got set-
tled in, and even tied up the score in
the top of the second inning. But, an-
other onslaught by the Warriors gave
them the lead again, 5-1. The Bull-
dogs kept battling, and they would
score three runs on a double by Chris
Harding, a double by Ty Smith, and
another single by Lindsey Bruce. The
game wasn't going well for the Bull-
dogs, however. It seemed that every
line drive that the Bulldogs hit, it was
directly at a Warrior fielder. On the
other hand, every line drive by the
Warriors was hit directly up the mid-
dle or just past the grasp of a Bulldog
fielder. The Warriors would score at
least two runs in innings four, five
and six.
The seventh inning began with
the Bulldogs down by nine runs, and
they were playing for their pride.
Coach Gray Smith gave the players a
reasonable goal of scoring three runs,
and they would do that and more.
The Bulldogs' bats came out, and
they would add four runs to make the
score 13-7 before Aucilla ended the
At certain times in baseball, you
can blame certain bad parts of the
game on the bounce of the ball, but in
this game, that was the least of their
problems. Once again, mental errors
played a big role in the loss.

Spring into Learning
parent night
Families Building Better Learn-
ers will be held at Bell Elementary
School in the cafeteria Thursday,
April 10, 2008.
The workshop is for parents and
children (Pre-K 5th). Supper will
be provided beginning at 5:30 p.m.
followed by breakout sessions for
parents in technology, math, and
reading. The finale will include a pre-
sentation from the students and door
Transportation for Trenton families
will leave TES at 5 p.m. Come out for
a night of food, fun, and learning.

Tiger Cubs win three
games last week
By Todd Bryant
Tiger Cubs shut-out Lake City
Trenton Middle School Tiger Cubs
traveled to Lake City Richardson on
March 24th to take on the Rams. The
Tiger Cubs had a hot day at the plate,
collecting 17 hits and scoring 24 runs.
Trentons lead off man Stephen Smith
had two singles, Cedric Stokes had a
ground rule double and a long single
off the center field wall, Jonathan
Smith had three hits, Clif Bryant had
one hit, Jonathan Rowe had two hits,
Hunter Williams had one hit, Corbyn
Wiggins had three hits including a
long single off the center field wall,
and Hunter Parrish had two doubles
and a single.
On the mound the Tiger Cubs'
pitchers dominated the game. Kane
Crosby pitched the 1st and 2nd in-
nings, struck out two batters, allow-
ing one hit, and retired the hosts
without any walks or runs. Corbyn
Wiggins pitched the third and fourth
innings, striking out one, walking two
and giving up no hits or runs. Hunter
Williams pitched the fifth inning for
Trenton, striking out three, giving up
one hit, while walking one and giving
up no runs. The game was called due
to the 2-hour time limit with the Tiger
Cubs leading 24-0. Trenton Middle
School improved their record to 10-
1 and would face Bell in a double
header later in the week.
Trenton Middle School sweeps
On Thursday, March 27th, the Ti-
ger Cubs went to Bell to face the Bull
Pups in an afternoon double header.
Trenton got off to a slow start in the
first inning, falling behind 3-1. Bell's
starting pitcher, J. Overstreet, did a
good job of holding off the Tiger bat-
ters in the first frame. However, the
Cubs' bats exploded in the second in-
ning and stayed hot for the rest of the
game. Trenton pounded out 16 hits
as Stephen Smith had two hits, Ced-
ric Stokes had three hits including a
double, and Clif Bryant had four hits
including two doubles, one of which
one-hopped the right center field
wall. Teammates Jonathan Rowe had
two hits, Kane Crosby had one hit,
Hunter Williams had two hits, and
Hunter Parrish had two hits to give
the Cubs an outstanding effort at the
Darren Skawienski started on the
mound for Trenton but had to be
pulled in the first inning. Skawienski
had walked three Bell hitters to load
the bases. Jonathan Rowe relieved
Skawienski, walking three and strik-
ing out four in the first and second
innings. Jonathan Smith relieved
Rowe in the third inning. Smith gave
up two hits in the third and fourth in-
nings. He walked three, struck out
six and gave up 2 runs. The Tiger
Cubs won 26-5 and moved on to the
second game.
In the second game Trenton was
the home team and started out de-
fensively with Brett Colson on the
mound. Colson retired all six bat-
ters he faced. Cedric Stokes relieved
Colson in the third and pitched thru
the fourth inning. Stokes also faced
only six hitters. Clif Bryant relieved

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Stokes and pitched the fifth and sixth
innings. Bryant faced eight batters
and was relieved by Kane Crosby
for the seventh inning. Crosby faced
only three batters. Trenton's pitchers
threw a shut out against the Bell hit-
Offensively for the Tiger Cubs,
Corbyn Wiggins had one hit, Ste-
phen Smith had one hit, Clif Bryant
had one hit, Darren Skawienski had
one hit, Hunter Williams had one hit,
Kane Crosby had one hit, and Jona-
than Rowe had two hits. Trenton
scored five runs and won the game 5-
0. The Cubs improved their record to
10-1 and will face a tough opponent
next week. Trenton travels to Lake
Butler on April 4th to play the Union
County Tigers in a double header.
Come out and support the Trenton
Middle School boys' baseball team.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday
April 8th at 7 p.m. We would love to
see one adult representing each stu-
dent enrolled in our school.
At the meeting, we will be plan-
ning future fund-raising ideas, includ-
ing the middle school Spring Fling,
which is scheduled for April 18th.
We need your ideas and input! If you
have questions, please contact Emily
Carroll at 463-3210. Thank you.
Remember, Teacher Appreciation
week is coming up on May 4th-10th.
Please remember, our teachers not
only teach our children but they also
help in our process to mold them into
the responsible citizens we all want
them to become. That's why it is so
vital that as parents and teachers we
get together and discuss the issues of
our youth today, and bring enthusi-
asm to our children. An enthusiastic
child is a well taught child.
We hope everybody has a great
Spring Break.

THS Band Boosters
Congratulations on a superior at
the concert festival!
If you see a member of the Trenton
High School Band, take the time to
congratulate them for an outstanding,
or should I say "Superior" perfor-
mance at the District Concert Band
festival. The festival was held at
Bradford High School on March 8th,
2008. Trenton's band opened their
performance with an exciting march,
Allied. Honor by, Karl King. They,
also played a lyrical! moving piece'

Left to right: Tony and Betsy Clark, Arthur and Mary Hagan, hiding
. is Ms. Etta Stewart, Betty Wilms, and Carol and Bruce Sessler.

Bell Library Volunteers enjoy an
evening of fun, food and fellowship
at the Branford Woman's Club An-
nual Italian dinner.
We not only have fun, but also
work hard at the library. Stop by and
see what we have to offer the commu-
nity. We just received a whole series

titled Ammerland, by Jacob de Haan,
then finished with an original two-
movement Irish folk-song work titled
The Emerald Isle by Dave Black.
The band, consisting of 35 members
under the direction of Ms. Jamie
Petersheim, would like to thank the
Band Boosters for helping organize
the day. With an overall superior rat-
ing, the band plans to make this a tra-
dition in the future. You can see them
perform with the THS chorus on May
6th @ 6:30 p.m. in the THS audi-
torium, admission is free and all are
welcome. Also, the middle school
bands will be performing their Spring
concert on May 13th at 6:30 in the
THS auditorium, admission is free.
Please join us following each perfor-
mance in the cafeteria for a cake and
punch reception.
We will be having our next meeting
on April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the band
room. We will be discussing the new
Fair Share program for next school
year, and electing new officers. 7th
grade parents are asked to attend as
well. We would love to have at least
one parent from every member of all
of the bands. The more volunteers,
the more we can accomplish. At the
last meeting we did have some new
members join us and we appreciate
them and hope to have even more at
the next meeting.
Our spring schedule .has begun.
Please check to make sure you know
when extra practices are as well a$
Honor Band dates.

Trenton M
Sis a come

of Nora Roberts paperback books. '.
Children learn the love of bookst'
by example. Bring your children in'
to visit our new children's room. We'"
have several books that are on the AR'
reading list. Even if you come in just"
to sit and read with your child, we"-
would love to see you.

We are creating our first THS Band,
Booster Cookbook. We welcome.
recipes of all kinds from desserts-,
to appetizers and everything in be--
tween. If you would like to donate a"
recipe please fill out the form below"'
and email it to elliespetals@hotmail.
com .

LCCC Board meets
The Lake City Community College,
(LCCC) District Board of Trustees^
will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April
8 in the Gilchrist County School,'-
Board Office. "i
The District Board of Trustees is
appointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year pe-
riod. Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination to the gover-
nor for trustee appointments.
LCCC is a two-year community
college locally governed and pub-
licly supported. The college serves
a five-county district that includes
Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties. LCCC is accred-
ited by the Commission on Colleges
of the Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools to award the asso-
ciate degree.
A complete agenda will be avail-
able prior to the meeting. For more
information contact the public in-
.formation. office at (386) 754-4248.
This meeting is open to .the public.

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Levy County officer
nabs FWC Officer of the
Year honors
: Officer Robert Johnston is the
2008 Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year.
',Johnston, who works in Levy
county, is originally from Byron,
; After graduating from college, he
spent two years as a missionary in
Slovenia and Croatia and two years
as a missionary in Puerto Rico. With
his wife and three sons, Johnston re-
torned to New York, where he worked
in construction supply.
i In 2004, Johnston moved his'fam-
ily to Florida to pursue a career with
tle FWC. He graduated from FWC
Academy Class Six and was assigned
to Charlotte County. In 2006, John-
ston transferred to Levy County and
rapidly learned skills for working
inland activities as well as adjusting
his knowledge of marine law en-
forcement to meet the needs of this
unique area. Johnston hit the ground
running and has not stopped since,
according to his patrol supervisor, Lt.
Jay Russel.
"Officer Johnston's knowledge
about his patrol area exceeds his
time spent there. From patrolling the
five management areas in the county
to working the tricky backwaters of
Cedar Key, he can be found both day
and night, rain or shine. He is truly
an all-terrain officer," Russel said.
"He patrols as much by foot as by
vehicle or vessel, and as a result, has
made numerous high-quality cases."
Johnston has gained a reputation
for working many long, irregular
hours. He has been successful at
balancing his work schedule with his
family's schedule.
"He and his wife not only care for
their three children, they have taken

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on the added challenge of providing
temporary foster care for five chil-
dren since last year. They are cur-
rently caring for two 11l-month-old
twins," Russel said.
Johnston is also an active member
of his church and a coach for a youth
soccer team.
His patrol efforts have resulted!
in a diverse and abundant caseload.
Some of his cases include taking
deer during closed season; hunting
by gun and light at night; taking tur-
key during the closed season; taking
turkey over bait; hunting over bait in
a management area; shooting from a
roadway; illegal use of deer dogs; un-
dersized and/or over the bag limit of
redfish, grouper, shark, black drum,
mullet, largemouth bass and spotted
sea trout; illegal commercial harvest
of oysters; commercially harvest-
ing/selling with no saltwater prod-
ucts license; possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon; possession of
cannabis; cultivation of cannabis;
manufacturing of methamphetamine;
and felony dumping, according to
"Officer Johnston provides a tre-
mendous service to the boaters who
use Levy County's rivers and Gulf
Coast. He believes in educating and
helping boaters enjoy a safe out-
ing. He has extensive knowledge of
the coastal and inland waterways of
Levy County, and he has participated
in eight search-and-rescue missions
this past year," Russel said. "Many
of them were during the worst of
conditions and the most inconvenient
times. Despite the weather or the
time of day, he was always eager to
assist until the job was complete."
Johnston also has served as a coun-
selor at the FWC academy and assist-
ed with teaching vessel boarding and
vessel operation to the recruits.
"He has done several speaking
engagements at local schools and


From April 3, 2008 to April 9, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702


No School Teacher Workday
School Resumes

10:30 am/12pm AR Pizza Party
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All County Band Festival Rehearsal
Varsity Softball Lady Bulldog Invitational
All County Band Festival Rehearsal
Varsity Baseball vs. Bronson
Varsity Softball Lady Bulldog Invitational
All County Band Festival Rehearsal
All County Band Festival Concert
JROTC Bell Meet
MS Baseball vs. St. John
Varsity Baseball vs. St. John
Baseball (JV/V) vs. Branford
Softball (JV/V) vs. Dixie County
Band Music & Drill

3/5:30 pm Drama
3/6 pm Accelerated Reader
3/5:30 pm Drama
6 pm Safety Patrol Meeting

8 am/3 pm
4 pm
5 pm
7 pm

All County Band Practice
Baseball (V) vs. Countryside Christian
All County Band Practice
Bell Grade 8 Visits Trenton Academies
Baseball (JV/V) vs. Lafayette County
Baseball (MS) vs. Union County
All County Band Concert
Baseball (MS) vs. Bronson
Trenton Grade 8 Visits Bell Academies
Baseball (V) vs. Bronson


Softball Field

Cross City

Baseball Field
Baseball Field
Lake Butler
Baseball Field
Baseball Field

John Schubert, Bob Robison, and Carole McQueen serving pancakes
for breakfast.

On Wednesday night and Thursday
morning, the Fanning Springs Volun-
teer Fire Department cooked dinner
and breakfast for approximately 155
participants in the inaugural Paddle
Florida event on the Suwannee Riv-
er. This event covered seven days
and 123 miles. Participants provided
their own canoe, kayak, camping
gear, etc.
The organizer of the event, Mr. Bill
Richards, whom you can contact at
www.paddleflorida.org, is planning
the 2nd event for the fall of this year.

has taught hunter education classes
reaching out to our next generation
of sportsmen. He is part of the North
Central Region Leadership Team and
is active in searching for ways to bet-
ter the agency," Russel said.
He was recognized by the Chiefland
Women's Club as the 2007 Levy
County Wildlife Officer of the Year.
"We are fortunate to have an offi-
cer of his caliber in the North Central
Region," Russel said.

Increasing LCCC
membership drive
Marsha Kiner, chief operating of-
ficer, Florida Association of Com-
munity Colleges (FACC) met with
the Lake City Community College
chapter of FACC board members to
discuss the new membership drive of
the LCCC chapter. The chapter cur-
rently has 76 percent enrollment and
is increasing each month with new
enrollees. Kiner also informed the
board that the Tallahassee office is
extremely busy staying abreast of all
the budget actions and sessions.
The board was commended for the
college's high enrollment and was
encouraged to keep up the good work
and attract more new members.

Dehooking device
mandate goes into effect
in 60 days
In 60 days, Red Snapper and other
reef fish will have new legal pro-
tection, mandated by Amendment
27/14, a joint plan between the Gulf
of Mexico Fishery Managemrpent
Council, National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration (NOAA) and
National Marine Fisheries Services
(NMFS). This legislation requires at
least one dehooking device be avail-
able for use in removing hooks em-
bedded in Gulf reef fish with minimal

The cost of the 7-day trip was $400.
Visitors from all over the United
States were in attendance.
The Fanning Springs Fire Depart-
ment would like to thank all its mem-
bers and the following people who
provided assistance for the meals
at the Fanning Springs Park. We
couldn't have done it without them:
Billy Smith, Kendrick and Carolyn
Thomas, Buddy Schofield, Billy Can-
non, Tommy McQueen, and Dawne

Aquatic Release Conservation
(ARC) of Daytona Beach has intro-
duced a safe release that will be easi-
er and less harmful with the new de-
hooking device they have developed
and marketed. The ARC DEHOOK-
ER meets the design standards of nu-
merous agencies, including NOAA
Fisheries/NMFS. The patented pig-
tail curl of the ARC DEHOOKER
tool meets the specifications for safe
removal of internal and externally
hooked fish and comes in a multitude
of sizes to meet requirements.
Beginning June 1, Amendment
27/14 will require that the hook re-
moval device be constructed to al-
low the hook to be secured and barb
shielded without injuring the fish
during the removal process. The de-
hooking end must be blunt with all
edges rounded, and must accommo-
date all hook sizes used in the Gulf
reef fisheries.
In addition to designing dehookers,
ARC is also the official and exclusive
distributor of the Florida Sea Grant
Novak Venting Tool Kit that, meets,

all specifications for venting tools, as
required by the new regulations.
"We see this product as a fisheries
partner, with the goal of encourag-
ing sustainable and responsible con-
servation-friendly fishing practices
and experiences for all anglers," said
Shawn Dick, president of ARC. "Fu-
ture generations will benefit, as well
as those who enjoy fishing today, and
our patented dehooking tool provides
a safe and feasible mechanism to en-
sure just that."
The goal of Amendment 27/14 and
ARC is to foster the survivability of
unwanted, undersized or endangered
Gulf of Mexico species. Additional
fishery conservation partners, includ-
ing Dr. Guy Harvey and the Guy Har-
vey Ocean Foundation in Fort Lau-
derdale, have fully endorsed ARC's


product line as the best available
products designed to reduce mortal-
ity in released hooked fish arid other
marine animals.
Aquatic Release Conservation,
Inc. (ARC) is dedicated to research,
development, distribution and sales
of equipment technologies and edu-
cational outreach materials. ARC
strives to enable recreational anglers
and commercial fishers to practice
careful handling and release tech-
niques to increase post-release sur-
vivability of hooked and released
fish and other aquatic animals. ARC
is located in Daytona Beach, Flori-
da. For additional information go to
http://www.aredehooker.com. ARC
DEHOOKERS are available in retail
and tackle stores nationwide.

DPinner and breakfast a success for Paddle Florida

Group shot around the campfire.

STrenton H.S.

Quarterback Club

Golf Tournament

was held

Saturday, March 29, 2008


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The following are a list of the sponsors.


Damon Leggett-Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
Ameris Bank
Smith Asset Management
Ted Burt, P.A.
Smith Law Firm
Mark Feather, P.A.
Gilchrist County School Board
Riverland Title Services
Riverland Mortgage
Dream Builders Construction
GMAC Realty
Trenton Medical Center
Quality Homes Direct
Gilchrist County Journal
Southern Air Systems

Woodland Craft Signs
Bill Stanley Insurance

Bell's Family Steak House
Banker's Title

Bob Clemons-School Board Member
Gray Construction

Hungry Howies Pizza
Nature Coast Insurance

Don Thomas-Hometown Realty
W. W. Welch

Parrish Land Surveyors
Drummond Community Bank

Gilchrist County has been awarded Federal Funds under

the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Gilchrist County has been chosen to receive $7,391.00 to supplement
emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is. chaired by the
Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency
and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross;
United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the
Churches of Christ, and United Way of America.The local board was charged to
distribute funds approved by Congress to help expand the capacity of food
and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A Local Board made up of members of the Salvation Army Service Unit of
Gilchrist County will determine how the funds awarded to Gilchrist County are
to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen
to receive funds must: 1) be private non-profits or units of government, 2) have
an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated
the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they
are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Gilchrist County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds
previously with the Salvation Army Service Unit of Gilchrist County
participating. This agency was responsible for providing food, shelter, and
emergency assistance to residents in Gilchrist County.
Public or private agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food .and
Shelter Program funds must contact Patricia Yates, Local Board Chairperson or
Denise Hudson, Board Member at 352-463-2329 for an application. The
deadline for applications to be received is April 9,2008.

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America Needs Historic
by National Commander Marty
In his book "Making the Corps,"
former Wall Street Journal corre-
spondent Thomas E. Ricks describes
a night patrol he went on in Soma-
lia led by a young Marine. "As we
walked in single file, with red and
green tracer fire arcing across the
black sky over the city, I realized that
1 had placed my life in the hands of
the young corporal leading the patrol,
a 22-year-old Marine. In my office
back in Washington, we wouldn't let a
22-year-old run the copying machine
without adult supervision. Here, after
just two days on the ground in Africa,
the corporal was leading his squad
into unknown territory, with a confi-
dence that was contagious."
Ricks' account is not the least bit
surprising to those of us who have
served in the U.S. military. The con-
fidence and maturity of that Marine
corporal is shared by the young sol-
dier in Baghdad, the sailor directing
traffic on an aircraft carrier, the Air
Force medic in Afghanistan and the
Coast Guard diver rescuing flood vic-
tims. What is surprising is that em-
ployers are not taking advantage of
either the maturity or skills offered
by these outstanding young men and
A report by the Department of
Labor's Veterans Employment and
Training Service finds that 11.3 per-
cent of veterans ages 20 to 24 were
unemployed in 2007, compared to
only 8.1 percent of non-veterans in
the same age group. Moreover, a
separate report by the Department of
Veterans Affairs shows a rise in the
figure for those who stopped looking
for work because they couldn't find
jobs or returned to school from just
10 percent of young veterans in 2000
to 23 percent in 2005.
Education is great. But how does a
young father or mother attend school
full-time in today's economy of $4-
per-gallon gas, soaring tuition and
frequent foreclosures? It doesn't take
a Peter Drucker to realize that a 4-
year veteran of Fort Benning might
offer some valuable skills and life
lessons that the typical 4-year alum
of Princeton doesn't possess.
Business leaders shouldn't just hire
veterans simply out of gratitude. They

should hire veterans because it is
smart business. Most young veterans
are highly disciplined, in good physi-
cal condition and have been stress
tested in ways that would dwarf most
workplace challenges. They served
their country out of a sense of patrio-
tism and duty the same loyalty that
they can bring to their civilian em-
As leader of the nation's largest
military veterans organization, I am
proud of the many employment pro-
grams and job fairs sponsored by The
American Legion. But the problem
is bigger than the assistance that we
are currently providing. The war on
terrorism is long, bloody and global.
We don't need a program we need a
When The American Legion wrote
the first draft of the Servicemen's Re-
adjustment Act of 1944, it changed
the course of American history. A
generation of heroes was able to join
the middle class, achieve home own-
ership, earn higher education and live
the American dream. More famously
known as the GI Bill, it was hailed
by many as the greatest legislation
ever. Sadly, as the generations passed
and memories dimmed, the GI Bill
benefits were so drastically reduced
that many veterans either declined
or were denied even the opportunity
to participate in the program. Few
veterans today have the luxury of at-
tending school without also holding
a job, and many colleges are totally
out of reach.
We need to change history again,
Washington doesn't need to give vet-
erans another program. Washington
needs to make an investment. Senators
Jim Webb, D-Va., Chuck Hagel, R-
Neb., John Warner, R-Va., and Frank
Lautenberg, D-N.J., have introduced
the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational
Assistance Act," which is, in essence,
a 21st Century GI Bill. Under the
bill, service members returning from
Iraq or Afghanistan could earn up to
36 months of benefits, equivalent to
four academic years. Benefits would
cover charges for established pro-
grams, including the cost of the most
expensive in-state public schools,
mdnthly stipends equivalent to hous-
ing costs in their area, and a stipend
for books. Incentives would be creat-
ed to reduce the cost to attend private
schools. The bill also provides equity
among active-duty, National Guard

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We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ................................ 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening W orship ............................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"

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

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

Call 463-2038 for more information

Church News

Union Baptist Church
Evangelist Dwight Single-
ton will be at the Union Baptist
Church. Services will begin on
Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m. and
continue from Monday through
Wednesday, April 28-30 at 7 p.m.
each night. Everyone is invited.
The Union Baptist Church is
located 5 miles west of Newberry
(Hwy. 26).
For more information call (352)

The "FAITHH Bus" will again
be at the clubhouse in Bell at 9:30
a.m. April 10th to distribute non-
perishable food and toiletries for
those in need. The clubhouse is
located next to the City Hall (the
old train depot).

and Reserve members by adjusting
the benefit scale based on cumulative
active service.
Like its World War II predecessor,
this GI Bill would not be cheap. But
the best investments rarely are. It's
the pay-off that counts and history
proves that one can never go wrong
by betting on America's GIs. And
employers rarely go wrong by hiring
Marty Conatser is national com-
mander of the 2.7-million member
American Legion. For more on vet-
erans job fairs and other programs
of The American Legion, visit www.

If you know someone having a
tough time, please let them know
about this monthly visit.
The "FAITHH Bus" is a Chris-
tian outreach to those in need.
A NEED. IDs helpful for quicker
If you have any questions call
Denis Riordan (352) 463-7404.

Spring Revival at Pine
Grove Baptist Church
Pine Grove Baptist Church will
be holding their Spring Revival on
Sunday, April 13th at 8 a.m., 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Monday,
April 14th through Wednesday,
April 16 at 7 p.m. with Evangelist
Dwight Singleton.
Everyone is invited. Call the
Church Office for more informa-
tion (352) 463-2151.

LCCC Art students to
participate in National
Crime Victim's Rights
Lake City Community College
(LCCC) Sculpture I and Three-Di-
mensional Design classes will have
an opportunity to use their art for a
social message in our community.
April 13 through April 19 is National
Crime Victim's Rights Week and the
Columbia County Domestic Vio-
lence and Sexual Assault Task Force
will be hosting an event at the Lake
City Mall to promote awareness of
victim's rights.

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New Life
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Sunday School 10 amn
Praise & Worship/KidZone 11 am J
Evening WI'orship 6 pin :
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"The Place" (Youth) 7"pm Don & Jerri Lunsford


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

Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-26)

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Worship Service

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Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday: Sunday School/Bible Study............................. 9:15 AM
Morning Worship...(Early Service 8:00 AM) & 10:30 AM
(Children's Church During Both Morning Services)
Evening W orship Service............................ .................6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth............................... 7:00 PM
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All around are the sights and
sounds of spring... flowers are bloom-
ing, grass is turning green, the birds
are singing... it's time to pack away
winter, open the windows and do a
little "spring cleaning!" This is also
a great idea when it comes to guard-
ing our hearts and protecting the rela-
tionships in our lives. We can all ac-
cumulate some clutter that flat needs
to go! Over the next several weeks,
Heart Matters will be taking a close
look at some real "enemies" of our
hearts and relationships that are best
identified and cleaned out on a regu-
lar basis. In Exodus 20:17, the Bible
points out the first of these dangerous
"You shall not covet your neigh-
bor's house. You shall not covet your
neighbor's wife, or his manservant
or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or
anything that belongs to your neigh-
To "covet" goes beyond simply ad-
miring what someone else has to the
point of resenting the fact they have
what you don't. We call this "envy."
Webster's defines envy as "jealous;
resentment that is aroused by anoth-
er's advantage or possessions." Ac-
cording to this definition, there are
two arenas for envy to rear its head:
possessions and/or the advantage or
position of others. A modern transla-
tion of this verse might sound like
this: Don't be jealous because some-
one has a bigger or nicer house than
you; don't wish you had your neigh-
bor's wife or kids, his job, income,

The students will design and dis-
play an interactive installation art
piece in response to the theme of
victim's rights, which will be on
display throughout the week of this
event. "Art has the power to do more
than be aesthetic. It is the responsi-
bility of the artist to bring awareness
to viewers of issues that surround us
every day," says Janis Brothers, as-
sociate professor of arts at LCCC and
instructor for the classes involved in
this project. The students have an
opportunity to work collaboratively
to create a large scale art work rather
than concentrating on individual so-
Victims will speak about their expe-
riences, representatives from several
Columbia County agencies will be on
site to offer information on services
available to victims, and a drawing
will be held on Saturday, April 19

or any of his possessions. That can
definitely be easier said than done.
I don't remember ever wishing for
someone's ox or donkey, but their
new car...well that's another story!
The second part of our definition re-
minds us that we can also become
envious of any advantage that we be-
lieve others may have over us. This
results in a "power struggle" that
shows up in our marriages, and we
will become controlling or discon-
nected; in our families where sibling
rivalry can become a real problem;
in our jobs where resentment tan
grow into deep bitterness against a
co-worker or boss; and in our friend-
ships, which can end up destroyed.
One of the most dangerous things
about envy is that we usually won't
admit it...it has very close ties with
pride. According to Ephesians 5:19-
24, envy is included in the list of
acts of our sinful nature, and it gains
strength when we are insecure or un-
satisfied with what we have or who we
are. Being secure and satisfied comes
from believing that we are who God
says we are (loved and valuable) and
accepting the plan that He has for our
life. Take time today for a little spring
"heart" cleaning... identify (confess
it) and throw out (repent) any form
of jealousy...it has the potential for
severe damage to your relationships
and having peace within yourself.
This is worth our time because our
hearts really do matter!
Blessings, Angie

from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lake City
Mall. Participating LCCC students
are Brandi Heaton (Columbia), Gar-
rett Griffis (Baker), Sherman Stan-
ley, III (Columbia), Anthony Yazbec
(Baker), Ricky Passett (Columbia),
Cory Miller-House (Alachua), Katie
Mueller (Columbia), Kristy Witten
(Columbia), Sara Will (Alachua),
Angela Whilden (Columbia), and
Natalie Wicklund (Columbia).
For more information about the
LCCC Art Department, courses of-
fered and the new Art Track for stu-
dents interested in majoring in art,
please contact Brothers at (386) 754-
4482 or brothersj@lakecitycc.edu.


SUNDAY SCHOOL. .......................... 945 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ............... AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................................... 6 PM

CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845


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

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

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


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Gilchrist County Health Department

urges precautionary measures to

prevent West Nile Virus and other

mosquito-borne illnesses

Due to increased rainfall and some
localized river flooding the Gilchrist
County Health Department empha-
sizes the importance of residents and
visitors protecting themselves against
mosquito-borne diseases.
DOH continues to advise the pub-
lic to remain diligent in their protect-
ing themselves from mosquito bites
by following the "5 D's," which in-
clude: Dusk and. Dawn Avoid be-
ing outdoors when mosquitoes are
seeking blood. For many species, this
is during the dusk and dawn hours.
Dress Wear clothing that covers
most of your skin. DEET When the
potential exists for exposure to mos-
quitoes, repellents containing DEET
(N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or
N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are
recommended. Picaridin and oil of
lemon eucalyptus are other repellent
options. If additional protection is
necessary, a permethrin repellent can
be applied directly to your clothing.
Again, always follow the manufac-
turer's directions. Drainage
Check around your home to rid
the area of standing water, which is
where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
Tips on Repellent Use
Always read label directions care-
fully for the approved usage before
applying a repellent to skin. Some
repellants are not suitable for chil-
dren. Products with concentrations
of up to 30 percent DEET are gener-
ally recommended. Other potential
mosquito repellents, as reported by
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) in April 2005,
contain picaridin or oil of lemon eu-
calyptus. These products are gener-
ally available at local pharmacies.
Look for active ingredients to be
listed on the product label. Apply
insect repellent to exposed skin, or
- onto clothing, but not under clothing.
In protecting children, read label in-
structions to be sure the repellent is
age-appropriate. According to the
CDC, mosquito repellents containing
oil of lemon eucalyptus should not
be used on children under the age of

3 years. DEET is not recommended
on children younger than 2 months
old. Infants should be kept indoors or
mosquito netting should be used over
carriers when mosquitoes are pres-
ent. Avoid applying repellents to the
hands of children. Adults should ap-
ply repellent first to their own hands
and then transfer it to the child's skin
and clothing. If additional protec-
tion is necessary, apply a permethrin
repellent directly to your clothing.
Again, always follow the manufac-
turer's directions.
Tips on Eliminating Mosquito
Breeding Sites Elimination of breed-
ing sites is one of the keys to preven-
tion. Clean out eaves, troughs and
gutters. Remove old tires or drill
holes in those used in playgrounds to
drain. Turn over or remove empty
plastic pots. Pick up all beverage
containers and cups. Check tarps on
boats or other equipment that may
collect water. Pump out bilges on
boats. Replace water in birdbaths
and pet or other animal feeding dish-
es at least once a week. Change wa-
ter in plant trays, including hanging
plants, at least once a week. Remove
vegetation or obstructions in drain-
age ditches that prevent the flow of
Symptoms of West Nile virus may
include headache, fever, fatigue,
dizziness, weakness and confusion.
Physicians should contact their coun-
ty health department if they suspect
an individual may have a mosquito-
borne illness. DOH laboratories pro-
vide testing services for physicians
treating patients with clinical signs of
mosquito-borne disease.
DOH continues to conduct state-
wide surveillance for mosquito borne
illnesses, including West Nile (WN)
virus, Eastern Equine Encephalomy-
elitis (EEE), St. Louis Encephalitis
(SLE), malaria and dengue. For more
information on mosquito-borne ill-
nesses, visit DOH's Environmental
Health Web site at http://www.doh.
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Take Stock in Children
application deadline:
April 13, 2008
by Danielle Burkette,
2007 LCCC graduate
and TSIC recipient
I have been a part of the Take Stock
in Children (TSIC) program since the
eighth grade. When I was selected, I
was promised a full tuition college
scholarship to attend Lake City Com-
munity College (LCCC), enrichment
activities, and was assigned a mentor
who would meet with me weekly.
In return, I had to maintain at least
a 2.0 grade point average, stay drug
and crime-free, adhere to the school
code of conduct, and graduate high
Being a part of this program has
changed my life for the better, so
I'd like to share the difference it has
made in my life and persuade other
eighth graders to pursue the same
opportunity. Being selected for this
scholarship so early gave me the mo-
tivation to do well in high school and
become the first person in my fam-
ily to go to college. I was able to
do this because of the services TSIC
provided. Throughout high school, I
had a mentor, Deanna, whom I talked
to and she helped me with homework
as I needed it, as well as any other
issues I had, which were very impor-
tant to me.
During my sophomore year at
Lake City Community College, I
participated with the Students in
Free Enterprise team which aided
my confidence in a professional busi-
ness setting. I was motivated to get
good grades because I knew there
were people counting on me, and not
only did I want to do well for my-
self, but also for my family and all
TSIC students everywhere because I

also represented them. The personal
attention I received from every per-
son associated with TSIC and LCCC
has made me feel that they truly care
about my future and helping me suc-
ceed in life.
Attending LCCC was one of the
best experiences of my life. Not only
did I receive a great education from
LCCC, but I also developed leader-
ship skills. I was secretary for the Phi
Theta Kappa International honor so-
ciety, a member of the environmental
club and a student representative in
the Student Government Association.
I graduated summa cum laude and
was a valedictorian of my class in
May 2007. The education I received
at LCCC, coupled with the positions
I held in the various organizations
prepared me for my next step and
personal goal: attendance to a univer-
Not only has TSIC helped me
to pursue my goals, but it has also
helped my family, especially my
mother. After seeing the wonderful
experiences and education I received
at LCCC, she decided to go back to
school. She is now finishing her sec-
ond semester at LCCC, and I couldn't
be more proud of her than I am now.
Eighth grade students and parents
of Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties now is the time
to complete and return your applica-
tions to your respective school coun-
selors since the deadline is April 13,
2008! TSIC provides full tuition
scholarships for selected eighth grad-
ers, whose families meet the income
guidelines for free or reduced lunch.
Students do not have to be receiv-
ing free or reduced lunch, simply be
eligible. If your child did not receive
an application, you may pick one up
From the LCCC Foundation located
at 443 E. Duval Street in Lake City,
Mentors are continuously needed to
match with a student before a schol-
arship can even be assigned, so if you
are interested and available to mentor
at your local school, at least 30 min-
utes a week, please contact the LCCC
Foundation/TSIC Program Special-
ist, Rena Violette, at (386) 754-4392.
Training will be provided.
If you would like to invest in a stu-
dent's future, this is possible through
private contributions, planned gifts,
payroll deductions, and special event
fundraising. These funds are usually
matched 100 percent by the state of
Florida and Florida Prepaid Foun-
dation. These are the main sources
which fund the scholarships pur-
chased for the TSIC program. In its
eighth year, the S&S Invitational
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Hello, my name is Bucket. I got
that name for a very good reason.
You can call Gilchrist County
Animal Services and find out
My last owners moved away and left me and the kind people of
Gilchrist County have taken very good care of me until I can find
my fur-ever home, could that be with you? I am about 3 to 4 years
old and I get along well with other dogs. If you would like to meet
me please call Gilchrist County Animal Services at
352-463-3158. Thank you for looking at me!
There are 45 cats and dogs for every person born. Only 1 out of 10
dogs born ever gets a home. Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a
home. 800 dogs & cats are KILLED each HOUR in the U.S,
because there are not enough homes for them. Opt to adopt.

Yankeetown Redfish and

Trout Tournament raises

money for Haven Hospice

Richard and Ryan Neal

The first Haven Hospice Redfish
and Trout Tournament was held Sat-
urday, March 22, in Yankeetown.
About 100 fishermen enjoyed the
event, which benefited Haven Hos-
pice and the Tri-Counties Hospice

be held in April this year, which has
been a large contributor to both the
LCCC Foundation and the TSIC pro-
Thank you TSIC staff, LCCC staff,
mentors, and donors for everything
you have done and continue to do
for us, the students. I can't possibly
thank you enough. You have helped
me and many others and continue to
help in countless ways.
Burkette is a 2007 LCCC graduate
and attends the University of Florida
College of Pharmacy in Gainesville,
Florida. For more information on
the Take Stock in Children Program

Care Center in Chiefland. First,
second and third place prizes were
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On the 29th of March 2008, the
Gilchrist County 4-H Shooting Sports
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Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department's
April Pancake
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at the fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April
5, and run until at least 10 a.m. All
residents of the northeast Gilchrist
County area and surrounding com-
munities are invited to attend.
All those planning to run as can-
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county and other local offices are in-
vited to attend our breakfasts. It's a
great way to introduce yourself to the
voters, and further develop your sup-
port base. Voters, here's your chance
to present your questions and com-
ments directly to these candidates in
an informal setting.
Looking for a way to help your
community? Ask us about participat-
ing as an Active Firefighter or Asso-
ciate Member. We always welcome
members for both categories. If you
can't make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attend our regular meetings
on the first and third Thursdays of the

month at 7 p.m.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors.. See
you on the first Saturday of April
(and every month)!

It's A Carnival!
The Tri-County Relay for Life
committee invites you to bring the
whole family for an evening of fun,
food, games, prizes, and entertain-
ment. The carnival-themed Relay
will be held at Chiefland High School
beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May
2nd. A luminaria ceremony in honor
and memory of those who have bat-
tled cancer will be held at dusk. For
a small donation, you can recognize.
your loved ones with their own per-
sonal luminaria during this touching
ceremony of light and hope.
All proceeds will benefit the Amer-
ican Cancer Society and its local ser-
vices and programs. We hope you
will tell your friends and neighbors to
come on out and support this worth-
while community event and join in
the fun! There's even still time to
sign up a team or to volunteer to par-
ticipate in the Relay.
For more information contact: Anni
Egan, Relay Chair at (352) 214-0837,
Cindy Chadwick, Relay Co-Chair at
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We would like to invite everybody
to come out on April 5 at 6 p.m. to
listen to some of the best bluegrass in
North Florida.
From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. bring your
banjo, flat top, fiddle, even the big old
bass and a lawn chair and set around
the oaks and enjoy jamming.
The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Pickin' takes place at Otter Springs
RV Resort on the first Saturday of
each month and the music starts at 6
We will be having our Bluegrass
Pickin' going on inside the Otter
Springs RV Resort Lodge. It is free to
the public and in a nice, heated or air-
conditioned building. All you have
to do is bring yourself out to Otter
Springs RV Resort and have a great
time and enjoy some good old time
Bluegrass music or call and reserve a
full hookup campsite or a cabin.
For more information you can call
Cloud Haley at (352) 284-0668 or
Mr. Stacy at (386) 935-3337 or Ot-
ter Springs RV Resort at (352) 463-
0800. Hope to see you there.

Gilchrist Woman's Club
This is going to be a busy month
for the club. We will be having our
Rummage Sale on Friday and Satur-
day, April 4 and 5, 2008 this year. If
you would like to donate items you
can bring them to the clubhouse on
Thursday and Friday.
We are also having our- annual
Mother Daughter Dinner for Bell and
Trenton Seniors at 7 p.m. at the club-
house on April 10, 2008. We enjoy
seeing and hearing from the senior
girls and listening to their goals and
aspirations for their future. We will
also be electing our officers for the
coming year. Hope to see as many
members as possible.
The end of April we will be hosting
a luncheon at Ayers Nursing and Re-
habilitation. We always have a good
time with a sing-a-long and listen-
ing to some interesting stories of the
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Largo High School
Several Largo High School alumni
have settled in Gilchrist County. Lar-
go High is in the process of collecting
and updating alumni information.
If you are an alumni and haven't re-
ceived a letter from Largo High ask-
ing for updated information, -you may
contatct them at 1-800-546-:1012.;

SREC will hold election
for representative
The Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. will hold an election
for a Gilchrist County Representative
of the poor. The representative need
be not poor, but must be chosen in a
manner to insure that they represent
the poor. To be elected, an individual
must be at least 18 years of age and a
resident of Gilchrist County. Individ-
uals interested in having their names
placed on the ballot should contact
Evie Wilson at (352) 463-2940 no
later than March 31, 2008.
The election will be held on April
7-18, 2008, in the Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc.'s, (SREC)
office located at N.E. 1st and E.
Wade Street, Trenton, Florida 32693.
Listed below are the general duties
of SREC, Inc. Board Members: 1:
Sets major organizational, person-
nel, fiscal and program policies. 2.
Determines overall program plans
and priorities and evaluation of per-
formance. 3. Final approval of all
program proposals. 4. Enforcement
of compliance with all conditions of
state, federal, and local grants.
The terms of office as a SREC, Inc.
Board member will be five (5) years
The SREC, Inc. Board of Directors
meet quarterly in Live Oak.

The American Legion
Jamerson-Sheffield Post
Post 91 will have a dinner open to
the public for a donation at the post
home located next to the FFA arena
on Walker curve on Route 129 north
between Trenton and Bell on April
17, 2008.
The post will provide the main
dish and members are asked to bring
a dessert to share. The dinner will be
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the regularly
scheduled meeting to follow.

Republican Executive
Committee Meeting
The Republican Executive Com-
mittee meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 8 at the Bell Com-
munity Center.
Speakers will be Ron McQueen,
Gilchrist County Administrator and
Taylor Brown, Planning Director.

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Livestock Reports

Ocala Livestock Report

Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday, 31, 2008 were:
this week 406, last week 280, last
year 582.
Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady, feeder
steers and heifers were steady to 2.00
lower. Supply was light, demand was
moderate. Feeder steers and heifers
over 600 lbs 74 percent, (33 percent
steers, 41 percent heifers), over 600
lbs 3 percent, (3 percent steers, per-
cent heifers), slaughter cows and
bulls 16 percent, replacement cows
7 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 830-1135 (996) 52.00-57.00
(54.72); 1235-1495 (1365) 53.00-
57.00 (55.19).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 735-740 (738) 46.00-48.00
(47.00); 725-785 (755) 38.00-44.00
(41.12) low dressing; 875-1145 (994)
45.00-50.00 (47.38); 810-1115 (942)
40.00-43.00 (41.69) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1050-1375
(1212) 63.00-65.50 (64.42); 1240-
1375 (1297) 49.00-56.00 (53.11) low
dressing; 1835-1935 (1885) 69.00
(69.00); 1860 (1860) 71.50 (71.50)
high dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 170-185 (178)
170.00-180.00 (173.46); 280-295
(288) 128.00-134.00 (130.92); 320-
345 (332) 128.00-130.00 (129.04);
360-395 (375) 118.00-130.00
(123.46); 410-415 (412) 114.00-
120.00 (117.02).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 200-240 (224) 125.00-
140.00 (132.69); 265-275 (270)
110.00-120.00 (115.06); 310-330

(320) 104.00-110.00 (105.94); 355-
390 (372) 104.00-112.00 (107.81);
455-495 (473) 94.00-98.00 (95.96);
505-545 (528) 88.00-98.00 (90.66);
550-558 (556) 78.00-82.00 (81.01);
600-635 (618) 70.00-78.00 (73.02).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 225-240 (232) 105.00-115.00
(109.84); 265-275 (268) 100.00-
105.00 (102.33); 305-310 (308)
92.00-102.00 (96.96); 370-395 (382)
92.00-98.00 (94.90); 400-445 (426)
80.00-88.00 (84.26).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 170-195 (180) 155.00-185.00
(164.58); 200-220 (210) 140.00-
155.00 (147.14); 425-446 (442)
94.00-96.00 (94.38); 455-490 (469)
90.00-94.00 (90.98).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 200-245 (214) 115.00-135.00
(124.42); 250-290 (268) 102.00-
110.00 (106.81); 325-330 (328)
96.00-105.00 (100.47); 350-390
(371) 88.00-94.00 (90.04); 400-448
(436) 80.00-88.00 (83.85); 455-490
(471) 80.00-86.00 (82.84); 500-545
(514) 72.00-82.00 (78.51).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 215-235
(228) 105.00-110.00 (106.72); 255-
290 (279) 92.00-98.00 (95.06); 300-
340 (318) 90.00-92.00 (90.71); 380-
390 (387) 80.00-84.00 (82.00).
Bred Cows Mediumn and Large 1-2:
850-1160 (949) 62.00-74.00 (67.67)
4-6 months bred; 1245 (1245) 62.00
(62.00) 4-6 months bred.
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and
Large 1-2: 810-975 (931) 575.00-
675.00 (627.11); 690 (690) 600.00

Ellisville Livestock Report

Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Thurs-
day, March 27 were: this week 498,
last week 512 and last year 538.
Slaughter cows and bulls steady.
Feeder steers and heifers steady. 38
percent slaughter cows, 5 percent
slaughter bulls, 20 percent feeder
steers, 5 percent feeder Holstein
steers, 23 percent feeder heifers un-
der 600 pounds, 3 percent over.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1610-1955 (1737) 48.00-
55.00 (52.05).
Slaughter .Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 855-1165 '(945) 47.00-56.00
(51.64); 895-1095 (1053) 57.50-
58.50 (57.93) high dressing; 1215-
1485 (1379) 49.00-56.00 (53.00);
1210-1365 (1284) 58.00-62.00
(59.83) high dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1220-1325
(1287) 59.50-63.50 (61.89); 1605-
2225 (1801) 62.00-68.00 (65.04).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
andLarge 1-2: 220-245 (228) 130.00-
140.00 (135.14); 265-285 (272)
126.00-140.00 (133.48); 325-340
(329) 125.00-130.00 (126.49); 425-

435 (430) 107.00-116.00 (111.45);
510-545 (521) 95.00-97.00 (96.48).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 210-220 (217)
115.00-120.00 (116.62); 310-345
(325) 115.00-123.00 (119.22); 360-
385 (371) 100.00-108.00 (104.06);
405-445 (421) 93.00-104.00 (97.97);
520-545 (532) 89.00-92.00 (90.31).
Feeder Holstein Steers and Bulls
Large 3: 250 (250) 55.00 (55.00);
305-340 (321) 58.00-60.00 (59.12).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-230 (222) 124.00-135.00
(, 9.26);.,,,, r2 Q, (278) 1),500pr
118.00i'(,116.43):,,. 310-330 1J. A8)
104.00-108.00 (105.99); 365-395
(380) 95.00-105.00 (100.47); 460-
485 (468) 88.00-95.00 (90.74); 515-
525 (520) 88.00-91.00 (89.34); 875
(875) 81.00 (81.00).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 220-245 (228) 105.00-110.00
(106.79); 320-345 (335) 91.00-
100.00 (94.44); 360-385 (372)
87.00-95.00 (90.42); 425-445 (432)
82.00-86.00 (83.38); 460-490 (472)
82.00-87.00 (84.38); 535-545 (537)
79.00-86.00 (84.58); 655-695 (675)
70.00-79.00 (74.63).

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Bald Eagle baby hatched
at SFCC Teaching Zoo
George and Ariel, resident bald ea-
gles at the Santa Fe Community Col-
lege Teaching Zoo, have a new addi-
tion to their family. One of their three
eggs hatched on February 25 after
35 days of incubation by the parents.
The down-covered bird is taking
food from the adults and is growing
rapidly. Over the years, George and
Ariel have produced a total of 12 ea-
glets in six clutches.
The eaglet will be raised by its
parents for approximately six weeks.
Then it will be taken to the Center for
Birds of Prey near Charleston, South,
Carolina where it will be prepared
for release into its natural habitat. "In
order to help it survive in the wild,
public access to the exhibit has been
reduced so the offspring does not be-
come accustomed to people. Howev-
er, the exhibit is still part of the tour.
of the zoo and if you are lucky you
might get a brief glimpse .of the ea-
glet," said Zoo Director Jack Brown.
The American Bald Eagle is the
national bird and is protected by the
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection
Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service, it is no longer listed as
an endangered species since it has
recovered from less than 400 pairs
in the lower 48 states to more than
10,000 pairs in the wild today.
Santa Fe's facility, which was es-
tablished in 1970, is the only teach-
ing zoo in the United States accred-
ited by the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums. The zoo is open 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. every day. Monday through
Friday visits must be scheduled in
advance by calling (352) 395-5601.
No appointments are needed Satur-
day or Sunday.

Florida Crackers
Chapter of the Florida
Trail Association
schedules April
The Florida Trail Association in-
vites you to get out on the trail and
enjoy the great outdoors in north
Florida. Please contact the activity
leader listed below prior to any event
in case there is a change in the time
or location.
The Florida Trail Association will
lead a group hikes meeting at '8:45
a.m. each Thursday morning in April
in the San Felasco Hammock State
Preserve near Gainesville. The group
will walk about 5 miles on various
trails in the forest. Hikers should
bring water and snacks. Public wel-
come. Contact leader Dot Morrison
(352) 377-7537 or dotlesslou@aol.
com) for information about where to

meet (north or south entrance) and to
sign ulp.
The April meeting of the Florida
Crackers Chapter (Alachua, Gilchrist,
Levy and Marion Counties) will be at
7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the
Doyle Conner Building at 1911 SW
34th Street in Gainesville. There
will be a brief chapter meeting fol-
lowed by a presentation of conserva-
tion efforts in Costa Rica, Panama
and Nicaragua by Elston Raimundo
Chavarria of the eco-tourism com-
pany Latin American Adventures.
There will be a MEMBERS ONLY
bike/hike activity led by Ted Kmet
on Friday April 18 at Cedar Key. See
the chapter website or newsletter for
details. Members should RESERVE
BY NOON, APRIL 14, for this ac-
tivity. Contact leader Ted Kmet by
phone at (352) 378-4730 or email to
tjkmet@yahoo.com for more infor-
mation, arrange to car pool and to
sign up.
On Saturday, April 19, Elizabeth
van Mierop will lead a hike along the
Big Oak Trail. Hikers will meet at
9:00 a.m. at entrance to the Suwan-
nee River State Park on US 90 ap-
proximately 13 miles west of Live
Oak and then walk under spring foli-
age on this loop trail of tall trees and
deep sinkholes stopping for lunch at
the junction of the Withlacoochee
and Suwannee Rivers. Carpooling is
available from Gainesville. Public
welcome. Contact leader Elizabeth
van Mierop by phone at (352) 378-
4207 or email to elizavan@aol.com
for more information and to sign up.
Incorporated in 1964, the Florida
Trail Association is a nonprofit vol-
unteer organization responsible for
building, maintaining, promoting,
and protecting hiking trails across.the
state of Florida, with a special focus
on the 1,400-mile Florida Trail, one
of only eight National Scenic Trails
in the United States. With 18 chapter
throughout Florida, the Florida Trail
Association offers educational oppor-
tunities for people to learn to appre-
ciate and conserve the natural beauty
of Florida, and provides recreational
opportunities for hiking and camping.
The Florida Crackers Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association serves resi-
dents of Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy and
Marion counties.
To learn more about the Florida
Trail Association and the Florida
Crackers chapter and its activities,
visit our website at www.floridatrail.

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The High Springs Farmers' Market
kicks off its Seasonal Saturday Mar-
ket and presents with Alarion Bank
the 2nd Annual "Mutts & Pups" Dog
Show on Saturday, April 5th from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in James Paul Park,
downtown historic High Springs.
The High Springs Farmers' Market
will be open and there will be lots of
great produce and plants, as well as
baked goods, honey and other tasty
Dogs can register 11 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. and participate in the follow-
ing contests: Most Unusual, Best
Singing or Talking, Owner-Pet Look
Alike, Best Smile, Best Dressed,
Best Tricks, Best Kisses, Most Beau-
tiful, and Best of Show. Prizes and
awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and
3rd place winners in each category.
Best of Show will be awarded from
among the finalists following all con-
tests. A gift certificate for an artistic
rendering will be presented by the
artist, Diana Fava of Diana Originals
Art and Teaching Gallery to the win-
ner of Best of Show.
Other prizes have been supplied by
local merchants and include haircuts,
pedicure, oil change, coupons for
merchandise, books by local artist, t-
shirts, ball caps and other gift items,
coupons to local restaurants, massag-
es, and dog toys. Best of Show Prize
is an original pet drawing by Diana
Originals of High Springs. Judging
the contests will be Arlene Levine,

Bettye Gloskowski, Bob StOnge.
Masters of Ceremony will be Paul
and Lucie Regensdorf, co-owners of
the Grady House Bed and Breakfast
and parents to four dalmations.
Scheduled activities at the event
include: 11 a.m. K-9 demonstrations;
11:30 a.m. Most Unsual; 11:50
. a.m. Best Singing Or Talking; 12:10
p.m. Owner Pet Look Alike; 12:30
p.m. Best Smile; 12:50 p.m. Best
Dressed; 1:10 p.m. Best Tricks; 1:30
p.m. Best Kisses; 1:50 p.m. Most
Beautiful; 2:10 p.m. Best Of Show.
All times are approximate, depend-
ing on the number of contestants.
For more information about the
2nd Annual Mutts & Pups Dog Show,
please call Leda Carrero at 386-454-
3346. For more information about
the High Springs Farmers' Market,
please call Sharon Yeago at (386)

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This pattern is called Jewel Box, very simple to make and easy to
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, we had Derick and six boys and next
March 28 at the Levy County Quilt week we should have ten boys out to
Museum. The Red and White Log get ready for spring. We have had so
Cabin will be finished next week. many weeds in our flower beds that
Our quilters from Illinois as well as need to be cleaned out. Cucumber
one from Chiefland, quilt one each and squash were planted Tuesday
year when they come down and we and next week we will put in more
know it won't be long until they go turnips. The tomatoes are blooming
back north; we love them and will and so are the peppers. We do appre-
miss them. ciate all the boys do for us each week.
Shirley Murphy came by, they are Thanks Lancaster.
here from Tennessee and she brought Our lunch was great with chicken
five new quilt tops she put together and dressing, chicken and noodles,
for us. Her work is perfect, she quilts kraut, beets, cabbage; eggs, beef
one stitch at a time and can quilt fast- stew, cucumbers, pumpkin pie, cake
er than I've ever seen. We do wish and so much more.
they would decide to come back and There were 18 members and guests
be with us. present.
Last week we had Greg and his six Winelle Home
boys out from Lancaster; this week
11 students complete Tammy Lashley, Beverly Nelson,
CNA training at CFCC Jessica Osteen, Ma Susan Starling,
Lev tr Veronica Teague, Tonda Valentine
Levy Center and Kasey Wofford.
Central Florida Community Col- All classes, except clinical train-
lege recognized 11 students on Thurs- ing, are held at the CFCC Levy Cen-
day, February 28, who completed the ter, 114 Rodgers Blvd, in Chiefland.
Certified Nursing Assistant program A high school diploma or GED is not
at the CFCC Levy Center. required. For additional information,
The CNA program prepares stu- visit the Levy Center, call (352) 493-'
dents to work in the health care field 9533, or go to www.GoCFCC.com.
as nursing assistants and to take and
pass the Florida Certified Nursing
Assistant exam. The program con- "Be courteous to all, but intimate
sists of 80 hours of classroom and lab with few, and let those few be well
training as well as 40 hours of clini- tried before you give them your
cal experience in a local health care confidence. True friendship is a
facility. The students attended Ayres confidence. True friendship is a
Health and Rehabilitation Center in plant of slow growth, and must
Trenton for their clinical experience. undergo and withstand the shocks
Receiving Certificates of Comple- of adversity before it is entitled to
tion were Shavona Ellison, Angela the appellation."
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A.S. to B.A.S. program
offered at LCCC
by John R. Piersol, Golf/Landscape/
Forestry division director
The Associate in Science (A.S.)
degree in the Florida community
college system is an occupational
degree leading to a specific career,
and was not originally meant to be
a transfer degree. The Associate in
Arts (A.A.) degree has long been the
two-year general education degree
that students use to transfer to a col-
lege or university. Over the last few
years some universities have devel-
oped a Bachelor in Applied Science
.(B.A.S.) degree that accepts the A.S.
as transfer credit. Lake City Commu-
nity College (LCCC) is proud to have
a partnership with a university that is
doing just that.
Saint Leo University is a private
liberal arts university that has exten-
sion centers around the state includ-
ing a center at LCCC. The Saint Leo
center has served many LCCC A.A.
degree graduates who desire to pur-
sue a bachelor's degree while work-
ing in the area.
LCCC has offered nationally rec-
ognized A.S. degree programs in golf
course operations (GCO) and land-
scape technology since 1967. Stu-
dents from both of these programs
are in high demand, and many have
advanced to very responsible man-
agement positions. An experienced
golf course superintendent can earn
well over $100,000 and be in charge
of 20 to 40 employees with budgets
over $1 million. Landscape gradu-
ates have advanced to management
positions with medium to large land-
scape contractors and some start
their own business. While both the
golf course and landscape programs
have always included some business
courses, there is a need for these stu-
dents to receive a more formal busi-
ness education.
Saint Leo University has devel-
oped an A.S. to Bachelor of Applied
Science (BAS) degree in business
administration that accepts about
60 credits from the A.S. degree and
requires about 60 more credits to
complete. Thus, a golf course or
landscape graduate can now spend
an additional two years in school and
earn a business degree on top of the
technical degree. The business com-
ponent is an excellent addition to the
golf or landscape education.
For the GCO student, pursing the
B.A.S. in business will require a total
of five years which is not an unrea-
sonable time for a bachelor's degree
program. At the end of the five years
a GCO graduate will have earned
the following: an applied technology
diploma in turf equipment technol-
ogy, an A.S. degree in golf course
operations, and a B.A.S. in business
administration. Students in the land-
scape program can earn the B.A.S. in
four years because the turf equipment
module is not required.
This is an exciting new opportunity
for LCCC golf and landscape gradu-
ates. Students can still pursue the
A.S. degree and go on to very lucra-
tive jobs, or they can stay in school
for an additional two years and re-
ceive a bachelor's in business. Many


For young children residing in Gilchrist County

Voluntary Pre-K
(Children who will be 4 by 09/01/08 no fee documentation of income not

-Proof of Florida residency

Pre-K School Readiness

(3 & 4 years olds for children who are 3 or 4 by 09/01/08 sliding
scale fee documentation of income required)
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documentation of income not required)
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(3 &S 4 year olds for children who will be 3 or 4 by 09/01/08 no fee documentation of
income required)
Offered at Trenton Elementary only
Private Pay Program
3 and 4 year olds who wish to attend a program at the Elementary Schools
Parent pays a fee-no income eligibility

April 14, 15, and May 8, 9

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April 16, 17, and May 5, 6, 7

Trenton Elementary

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of Saint Leo's courses are offered
online, so it is possible for LCCC
graduates to pursue the bachelor's
a couple of courses at a time while
The combination of a technical
degree and a business degree makes
a lot of sense. In the past, it would
have taken nearly six years of college
to earn what now can be completed in
four years. Having the strong business
background along with the golf and
landscape specific courses will pro-
vide an easier transition into manage-
ment for the graduates. Many alumni
from both of these well respected
LCCC programs have expressed a
desire to take more business courses.
While state 'regulations prevent the
college from adding more credits to
the A.S. degree, this opportunity for
a streamlined add-on business degree
is perfect. This should be a win-win
situation for all involved. LCCC is
looking forward to recruiting stu-
dents who have this new bachelor's
degree as their goal.
The Golf/Landscape/Forestry divi-
sion at Lake City Community Col-
lege includes eight programs: Golf
Course Operations, Landscape Tech-
nology, Turf Equipment Technology,
Irrigation Technology, Agribusiness
Management, Forest Operations,
Horticulture, and Pest Control Op-
Piersol is the director of the Golf/
Landscape/Forestry division at
LCCC. He can be reached via e-mail
at piersolj@lakecitycc.edu or by call-
ing (386) 754-4225.

Shell Mound Pier
Lower Suwannee National Wild-
life Refuge announces the opening of
the newly constructed Shell Mound
Fishing Pier. The old structure was
severely damaged by tropical storm
Alberto in May, 2006 and funding for
reconstruction became available in
October, 2007.
The most popular site of the Ref-
uge will once again host anglers,
eager photographers and birdwatch-
ers as they enjoy the rich sights and
sounds of the outdoors. "It doesn't
matter if we catch any keepers; it's
just the being there," says Dorothy of
The one hundred and fifty foot pier
reaches out into the estuarine waters
of the Gulf of Mexico that surround
the Shell Mound Unit of the Ref-
uge. The fishing pier, Shell Mound
Trail, and Dennis Creek Trail provide
memorable family outdoor enjoy-
ment. Shell Mound Trail crosses
the five acre, six-thousand-year-old
mound that was built before the great


pringhouse Quilters News
i t Springhouse Quilters News

With the quilt festival now histo-
ry, Springhouse Quilters can settle
back down to their regular quilt-
ing projects of workshops, chal-
lenges and just plain quilting. The
members will be participating in a
"Round-Robin-Challenge" during
the next 6 months. This is a vol-
unteer challenge so members who
want to participate simply make
one quilt block of any size and
pattern. This is placed into an un-
marked bag or container and for 6
months the bag is rotated between
other participating members to add
additional borders, quilting blocks
or embellishments. At the end of
the exchange period, the contain-
ers are returned to the owner. The
owner is always surprised to see
what has been added to the origi-
nal block. The exchange will begin
at the April regular business meet-
ing. I have participated in previous
round robin exchanges and I have
always been very pleased with the

pyramids of Egypt and reveals a
spectacular view of the Gulf from the
bench atop the mound.
Nearby Dennis Creek Trail, after
crossing the small bridges over the
salt barren, winds through a coastal
island scented with the aromatic
leaves of the vanilla plant. Benches
along the way offer a quiet spot for
spying wading birds in their search
for food.
For a great day's outing, take
your family to Shell Mound Pier for
some fishing ...or birdwatching, ...
or photographing, ...or hiking, ...or
exploring. There's an abundance of
recreational opportunities at your
local refuge, the Lower Suwannee
National Wildlife Refuge, part of the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is responsible for conserving,
protecting and enhancing fish, wild-
life, plants and their habitats for the
continuing benefit of the American
people' The Service manages the
100-million-acre National Wildlife
Refuge System, which encompasses
547 national wildlife refuges, thou-
sands of small wetlands and other
special management areas.

Jacksonville cocaine
trafficker sentenced to
8 Years in prison
Attorney General Bill McCollum
today announced that a Jacksonville
man received an eight-year prison
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additional borders that were added
to my original quilt block.
To return somd of the kindness
that is always extended to Spring-
house members we are always
searching for ways that we can
brighten the lives of some special
people by providing a community
service to an organization or group
of people. This year we will be
making "quillows" and lap quilts
for needy children or shut-ins. We
are always open to suggestions for
community projects.
The workshop for March will
be a nine-patch project by one of
our members, Marilyn Hazelton.
Marilyn lives out of state and mi-
grates to Florida during the winter
months. We always look forward
to seeing Marilyn and seeing some
of her new quilting projects.
For information on Springhouse
Quilters, please contact Lois Scott,

sentence for conspiring to traffic co-
caine. Victor Smith was sentenced to-
day for his involvement in a cocaine
trafficking ring which supplied drugs
from Miami to drug dealers in Clay
and Duval counties. Smith and sev-
eral co-defendants were prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.
Smith, 48, was arrested after par-
ticipating in an ongoing drug orga-
nization which transported about
five kilograms of cocaine per a week
from Miami to Clay and Duval coun-
ties. The investigation used wire taps,
surveillance and multiple search war-
rants to bring about the arrests of
Smith and 16 of his co-conspirators.
The investigation was conducted by
the Office of Statewide Prosecution,
the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the
Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Smith was charged with conspiring
to traffic more than 400 grams of co-
caine, a first-degree felony. Fourteen
of his 16 co-defendants have also
pled guilty to charges of conspiracy
to traffic in cocaine, 400 grams or
more, and have received sentences
involving substantial prison terms.
Today's sentence was handed down
by Judge William Wilkes of the 4th
Judicial Circuit.

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areas to see what they have to offer for you wedding day. You will be able to visit
with planners/coordinators, florists, caterers, video & photographers, d.J.'s, cake
decorators, limo services, rental services, bridal apparel/tuxedos, and other profes-
sionals that can make your special day an event to remember.

If you're interested in being a vendor
for our next Wedding expo on Aug.
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Mr. Jason Marcus Asbell
Mr. Jason Marcus Asbell, 35,
passed away on March 28, 2008.
In loving memory of our son,
brother, and friend.
Mr. Asbell was preceded in death
by his mother, Susan Annis Asbell.
He is survived by a very large
group of family and friends.
A memorial service will be held
on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 10 a.m.
at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home
Westarea at 823 N.W. 143rd Street.
Arrangements are under the care of
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Mr. Francis Walter
Bury, Sr.
Mr. Francis Walter Bury, Sr., 70,
of Old Town passed away on Friday,
March 28, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Bury moved to Old Town 16
years ago from Glenville, Pennsylva-
nia. He was an automobile mechanic
and a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
daughter, Margaret Kuehner; sisters,
Anna Woodman, Katherine Myers
and Margaret Bury; and brothers,
Charles Bury, John Bury and Edward
He is survived by his wife Evelyn
Bury of Old Town; sons, Francis
Bury, Jr. and Robert Bury both of Old
Town; daughters, Brenda Weaver of
Old Town, Angela Kuehner of Plant
City and Joanne Schroeder of St.
Petersburg; brothers, Peter Bury of
Glenville, Pennsylvania, and Timo-
thy Bury of Old'Town; sisters, Win-
ifred Patterson of Old Town, Mary
Brammer of Baltimore, Maryland,
and Irene Kinigopoulos of Baltimore,
Maryland; 12 grandchildren and two
A memorial service was held for
Mr. Bury on Tuesday, April 1, 2008
at 3:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home Chapel with Reverend
Cecil Hysmith officiating. Arrange-
ments were placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City.

Mr. John H. Chapman
John H. Chapman, 75, of Chiefland
passed away on March 23 at the VA
Hospital in Gainesville.
Mr. Chapman was born in Milton,
West Virginia and he moved to this
area from Ohio in 1983.
He served his country in the US
Navy during Vietnam and the Korean
Conflict and retired from the Navy in
1970. He was a life member of the
Disabled American Veterans in Cross
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis
Marie Chapman of Chiefland; daugh-
ters, Jane Donald of St. Petersburg
and Amy White of Pinellas Park;
son, John Chapman of St. Petersburg;
brother, Oakley Ansil Chapman of
Mt. Sterling, Ohio; four grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday, March 29 at the Chiefland
Cemetery with Pastor Paul Kenyon
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

Mr. Arthur Charles
Cooley, Jr.
Arthur Charles Cooley, Jr., 82, of
Chiefland passed away on March 27
in Gainesville.
Mr. Cooley was born in Oneida,
New York and he moved to Chiefland
from St. Petersburg in 1997.
He served his country in the US
Navy and retired from the New York
State Park as a police officer.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Helen Cooley and son, Vaughn
Charles Cooley.
He is survived by his sons, Calvin
Walter Cooley of Tampa, Royce Al-
len Cooley of Chiefland and Dale
Arthur Cooley; six grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on
Sunday, March 30 at the Turning
Point Ministry in Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

Mrs. Virginia Anne
Mrs Virginia Anne Engers, 67, of
Cross City passed away on Sunday,
March 23, 2008 after a long illness.
Mrs. Engers taught math with the
Dixie County School system for 27
years. She then became Vocational
Director and later became Director

of Human Resources for the School
System. She retired in 2007 after 36
years of service. She was president
of the Dixie County Rotary Club,
worked with the Guardian Ad Litem
Program and was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Cross City.
She loved to read and to travel and
was devoted to her grandchildren.
She is survived by son, Jeff Engers
of Boynton Beach; daughters, Sammi
Sanz of Gainesville and Sheila Nich-

ols of Orange Park; brother, Carson
McLeod of Cross City; four grand-
sons and one granddaughter.
Services for Mrs. Engers were
held on Thursday, March 27. 2008
at the First Baptist Church of Cross
City with Reverend Mike Brown of-
ficiating. Burial followed at Cross
City Cemetery. A visitation was held
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
on Wednesday. March 26, 2008.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Hazel Lee Jones
Mrs. Hazel Lee Jones, 89, of Old
Town passed away on Wednesday,
March 26, 2008 at the Tri-County
Nursing Home.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and
a mother. She was a member of Mc-
Crabb Baptist Church and the Order
of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Otis Jones; her son, Tommy
Jones; and stepson, James Jones.
She is survived by stepsons, Bobby
(Joyce) Jones of Old Town and Billy
(Billie) Jones of Waldron, Alaska;
stepdaughter, Nell (Durwood) Bryant
of Panama City; 14 grandchildren, 39
great-grandchildren and three great-
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
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Mr. John A. Sise
Mr. John A. Sise
John A. Sise, 31, of Ocala, passed
away in Daytona Beach on March 23,
Mr. Sise was born in Hollywood
and he moved to Ocala from Las
Vegas in 2004. He was the owner
of Wholesale Furniture Brokers in
Ocala. He enjoyed sports and was a
referee for the Marion County Youth
Sports. He enjoyed his family and
friends and was a proud single parent
to his 5-year-old daughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Syl-
via Sise of Ocala; his parents, David
and Vicki Sise of Bronson; sister and
brother-in-law, Dena and Troy Battle
of Williston; nephews, Race and Trey
Battle of Williston, Robert Patterson
of Gainesville; grandparents, Bill and
Alma Sise of Bronson; and numerous
cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services were held on Fri-
day, March 28, 2008 at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Chiefland. Burial
followed at the Bronson Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

From The Desk Of

Gilchrist County Sheriff

David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
Ending March 31,2008

Mr. Alfonso J. Tricocci
Mr. Alfonso J. Tricocci, 67, passed
away on Friday, March 28, 2008 at
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties.
Mr. Tricocci was born on January
5, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
to Alfonso and Margaret Tricocci.
He moved to Old Town in 1982
from Ft. Lauderdale.
Mr. Tricocci was a police office
for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
he was of the Catholic Faith.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Judith Tricocci of Old Town; two
daughters, Sheryl Tricocci of Atlanta,
Georgia, and Kathleen Tricocci of Ft.
Lauderdale; a son, Steven (Shirley)
Tricocci of Raiford; a brother, Pat-
rick Tricocci of New Jersey; a sister,
Margaret Toppi of New Jersey; and
one grandchild, Katie Tricocci of
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Disaster Recovery
Center open for
Columbia County
tornado survivors
A State Disaster Recovery Center
(DRC) has been set up in Lake City
to assist individuals in applying for
assistance from last week's tornado
and severe weather. The Richardson
Community Center is located at 255
NE Coach Anders Lane in Lake City.
The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to
7 p.m. everyday until further notice.
"We are in the field working close-
ly with our state and local partners in
Columbia County to link residents to
services," said DEM Director Craig
Fugate. "The Disaster Recovery Cen-
ter provides a one-stop-shop for sur-
vivors to receive help."
Governor Charlie Crist signed Ex-
ecutive Order 08-048 Thursday, pro-
viding additional state assistance to
the survivors of the tornado that tore
through parts of Columbia County
March 7, 2008.
During the morning of March 7,
an EF-2 strength tornado cut a 3-
mile path through the northern part
of Lake City, completely destroying
33 homes and causing major damage
to another 21. Officials estimate the
property damage and loss at more
than three million dollars.
The Executive Order will allow
the state to designate existing funds
within the county and state towards
disaster recovery. It will also relax
some deadlines and requirements for
permits, licenses and fees to speed up
the recovery process.
Officials are encouraging all resi-
dents affected,by, the disaster tq yisit,,
this locationto identify,"what assi's-:'
tance may be available to them. All
individual needs will be assessed on

a case-by-case basis to determine the
best way to assist each person and
their family. Trained staff will be
available to provide one-on-one as-
sistance. Residents must bring a valid
form of identification to register for
Partner agencies at the Disaster Re-
covery Center include: United States
Department of Agriculture and Rural
Development (USDA); Florida De-
partment of Elder Affairs; Meridian
Behavioral Healthcare; City of Lake
City; United Way; Catholic Chari-
ties; American Red Cross; Colum-
bia County Department of Health;
Florida Department of Children and
Families; Christian Services; Co-

rested on the charge of Disorderly
Conduct on the Premises of an Es-
On March 26, 2008, Ronald
Kingsley, 1/13/90, was arrested on
three counts of Violation of Proba-
tion (Alachua County Warrant).
On March 25, 2008, Marlen T.
Magnuson, 8/19/63, was arrested
on the charge of Battery/Domestic
On. March 26, 2008, Alterese L.
Carter, 12/6/62, was arrested on
an Alachua County Warrant with
the charge of Fraud/Insufficient
On March 27, 2008, Paula D.
Taylor, 10/18/66, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR and Give False
Information to a Law Enforcement
Officer and a Dixie County War-
rant with the charge of Violation of
On March 29, 2008, Alexander
E. Antipov, 11/27/84, was arrested
on the charge of Assault on a Law
Enforcement Officer.
On March 30, 2008, Michelle F.
Osteen, 8/15/66, was arrested on
the Battery/Domestic Violence.

lumbia County, officials; Food Bank
of Suwanee County; Florida Crown
Workforce; DOEA Cares; Elder Op-
tions; and Florida Division of Emer-
gency Management.
The State of Florida is committed
to working closely with Columbia
County and Lake City officials to de-
termine the unmet needs of the com-
munity and offer additional resources
and assistance to meet those needs.
For more information on disaster
preparedness in Columbia County,
go to www.columbiacountyem.com.
For statewide disaster information
and to' find out how you can Get A
Plan! for disasters, please visit; www.

Lake City Community College, TIMCO

and Florida Crown have joined together

to offer an entry-level

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

training program!

This 10 Week Course Begins

MAY 12th, 2008


For information on class enrollment and availability contact:

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Custom House Plans
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TRENTON, FLORIDA 352-463-7282

On March 24, 2008, Lance P.
Miller, 10/10/63, was arrested on
the charge of Violation of Proba-
On March 24, 2008, Jared D.
King, 11/14/83, was arrested on
the charge of Felony Battery with
Great Bodily Harm. i
On March 25, 2008, Brandon J.
Baranoski, 4/20/87, was arrested
on charges of Possession of Canna-
bis more than 20 Grams and Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On March 25, 2008, Willie Jack-
son, Jr., 7/15/82, was arrested on a
Writ of Bodily Attachment.
On March 25, 2008, Rusty W.
Hammontree, 10/13/82, was ar-
rested on a Gilchrist County War-
rant with the charge of Violation of
Probation and a Suwannee County
Warrant with the charge of Viola-
tion of Probation.
On March 26, 2008, Craig M.
Balzafiore, .7/26/74, was arrested
on a Suwannee County Warrant
with the charge of Violation of Pro-
On March 25, 2008, Scott D.
Collinsworth, 9/28/72, was ar-

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the holders) of the following Certifi-
cate for said Certificate for a Tax Deed
to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the
holders) of said Certificate, the descrip-
tion of the property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number:2005-604
Issue Date:5/31/2005 12:00:00AM
PIN: 04-10-16-0079-0000-0170
Tax Deed File#: 07-033TD
All of said property being in the Coun-
ty of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 15th day of April, 2008, at
Pub: March 13, 20, 27, Apr 03, 2008b.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:00 p.m.
Historic Train Depot Town Hall.
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Business
C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order Invocation Flag
Swearing in of Kenny Bass as Coun-
cil member
B. Adoption of April 10, 2008 Agenda
Approval of March 6, 2008 Minutes
C. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures for the
month of March 2008
2. Approval of financial statements
for March 2008
D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen Re-
1. Natalie Rankin -
E. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code Enforce-
2. Jodi Kent Vision Committee
F. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan Town Mayor
3. D anCavanah Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council Member Reports, Re-
quest, Suggestions
Council President.- Iris Roberts
Council Member Kenny Bass
Council Member Ray Sanders
Council Member Joe Akins
Council Member Hugh Sanders
G. Old Business
H. New Business
1. First Reading Ordinance 2008-2
Amending Ordinance 2007-02 on
Park Rules to allow Garage Sale at
the Chamber of Commerce Park.
I. Review of Future Agenda Items
J. Unscheduled Citizen Request
K. Adjourn
Pub. April 3, 2008b

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-

day, April 7, 2008, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following, is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
1:45 p.m. P.W. Norfleet; Proposal
to maintain County's Unimproved
2:00 p.m. Ordinance 08-06; Emer-
gency Housing
2:15 p.m. Resolution 2008-28; Clos-
ing of NE 90th Way
2:30 pm. Dan Clark, Chief Assistant;
Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil
Regional Council
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Pub. April 3, 2008b.

CASE NO. 2007-CA-000078
WENDY R. MYERS, a single person;.
and GILCHRIST COUNTY, a political
subdivision of the State of Florida,
JOSEPH GILLIAM, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of the Third 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
property situated in GILCHRIST County,
Florida. to wit: '
ORIGINAL SURVEY, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
A, page 1, public records of Gilchrist
County, Florida.
Said sale shall be make to the highest
bidder for cash pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in the above styled
cause and will be held at the GILCHRIST
County Courthouse inTrerton, Florida, on
the 21st day of April, 2008, commencing
at the hour of 11:00 A.M.
All interested parties shall be governed
accordingly by this notice.
Dated this 25.day of March, 2008.
Joseph Gilliam
Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. April 3, 10, 2008b.

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Gilchrist County will receive Proposals
for Audit Services to select an auditor or
auditing firm.
Bids will be accepted until 4:00 P.M.,
April 30, 2008, at Gilchrist County Board
of County Commissioners, Finance Dept.,
2nd floor, Gilchrist County Courthouse,
112 S. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693.
Bid documents may be obtained by
calling 352-463-3171. To request a copy
by mail or e-mail, please send request to
pub. April 3, 2008b

The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Monday, April 7, 2008, immediately
following the Community Redevelop-
ment Agency meeting, which begins at
5:45 pm, in the Kathryn Deen Commis-
sion Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Tren-
ton, FL. Items included on the agenda are
as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Unscheduled Guests
D. Consent Items
1.March 3, 2008; March 17, 2008
Regular Meeting Minutes, CRA
Meeting Minutes and P&Z Meeting
2. March 2008 Financial Statement &
E. City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Public Works
4. Police
F. Action Items
1.Final Reading Ordinance 2008-03
CRA Plan Amendment
G. Discussion Items
1. NE 10th Street Vacation (Closure)
H. Board Member Request
I. City Attorney Report
J. City Manager Report
1. Road Grading
2. Presentation on Development'
K. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 3, 2008b

File Number 21-2008-CP-0005
The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was September, 30,
2007, File Number 21-2008-CP-0005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37, Trenton,
FL 32693. The name and address of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been served must file
their claims with the court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent

and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
notice is April 3, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 602922
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: (352) 463-100.0
Personal Representative:
109 Quail Run
Carrolton, GA 30116
Pub. April 3, 10, 2008b.

The City of Trenton Community Rede-
velopment Agency will meet on Monday,
April 7, 2008, at 5:45 pm in the Kathryn
Deen Commission Chambers, 114 N.
Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Action Items
1. Streetscape Proposal
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to'any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 3, 2008b.

The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm in the
Kathryn Deen Commission Chambers,
114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items
included on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Action items
1. SDP 08-00 FRDAP Site Plan
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedinD i_ made, which record in-
clud6s the testimony and evidence upon..
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 3, 2008b.

Gilchrist County District Advisory Coun-
cil will meet on Wednesday, April 09,
2008 at 8:00 A.M. in the Administration
Office at Bell Elementary School located
at East Bell Avenue, Bell, Florida to com-
mence its annual visit of the Bell Cam-
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons requiring an in-
terpreter or special accommodations to
enable them to participate in this meet-
ing are requested to notify the Office of
the School Superintendent at 352-463-

F ement

rolling in

the facts




3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior;
to the scheduled meeting date so provi--
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-,
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter .
considered at this meeting, he will need "
a record of the proceedings, and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is'
to be based.
James E. Vickers,
Superintendent of Schools,
pub. April 3, 2008b.



Kenneth R. Breese to Robert
Todd Breese and Barbara Ann
Breese, quit claim deed, $10.00.
David M. Scott to David M. Scott
and Linda J. Scott, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 23 Ayers Meadows.
Jim Martin Group Inc. to Silvia
M. Beville, corporate warranty
deed, $30,000.00, Lots 4 and 5
Martin Manor.
Tillman B. Cox, Dennis D. Cox,
Aubrey J. Cox, and Glen A. Cox
to John Raman, general warranty
deed, $10.00.
Kenneth R. Luzader, Sherry Luz-
zader f/k/a Sherry Hayes to Ken-
neth Luzader and Sherry Luzader,
quit claim deed, $10.00. ,
Martha M. Cheshire a/k/a Martha
Cheshire to Vance Allen Rogers,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Rowdy Shane Hagan to San-
dra Gail Hodge, quit claim deed,.
$10.00, Lot 29 Block V Beach Ad-
dition Portion of Trenton.
Rowdy Shane Hagan to Samantha
D. Hodge, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lots 26, 27, and 28 Block V Beach
Addition Portion of Trenton.
Earl E. Jones, Sr. to Earl E. Jones
and Carol J. Jones, warranty deed,
Violet M. Laack to Jeffrey W.
Dvorachek Trustee, John S. Dan-
forth Trustee, and Violet M. Laack
Revocable Living Trust, quit claim
deed,. $10.00, Lot 1 Block 12 Su-
wannee River Estates South.
Catherine R. Gleason and Kather-
ine T. Thayer to Katherine T. Thay-
er, warranty deed, $90,000.00, Lot
5 Cain Mill Woods Subdivision.
Danielle Diehl to James M. Die-
hl, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 32
of Suwannee Shores.
Marsha Nettles Freeman to Paul
E. Kelly, warranty deed, $55,500.00,

Lot 20 Emerald Farms.
Henry L. Huling a/k/a Louis H.
Huling and Martha J. Huling to Eric
L. White and Laura D. White, war-
ranty deed, $65,000.00, Lot 3 Car-
rie Jo Estates.
M and P Partnership LTD. to
Joseph Daniel Hart, Jr. and Feli-
cia Anne Hart, quit claim deed,
Jonathan S. Kincaid and Mary
Ann Kincaid to Jonathan S. Kincaid,
special warranty deed, $10.00.
Mary Ann Kincaid and Jonathan
S. Kincaid to Jonathan S. Kincaid,
special warranty deed, $10.00.
Roy Shearin and Eunice Shea-
rin to Mark J. Feather and Natalie
L. Feather, general warranty deed,
$45,000.00, Lot 1 Block 8 Replat of
Piedmont Co. Subdivision.
Thomas W. Gaughan to Thomas
W. Gaughan and Sharon P. Gaughan,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Virginia D. Goad to Steven Allen
Midyette, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Virginia D. Goad to Steven Allen
Midyette, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 8 Lowell Estates.
DMRR Investment Group LLC
to Rosemarie Wright, certificate of
title, $10.00, Lot 7 Suwannee Oaks
Unit 2.
Frank A. Lehner and America
V. Lehner to Frank A. Lehner and
America V. Lehner, warranty deed,
Bobby Joe Skidmore to Van-
essa J. McNeil, quit claim deed,
.$28,000.00, Lot 8 Block 20 Suwan-
nee River Estates North.
A Bar S Land & Cattle Company
to Global Signal Acquisitions IV
LLC, warranty deed, $150,000.00.
James Franklin Osteen to Mar-
vin H. Osteen, Jr., warranty deed,

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Vinyl Letters Custom Graphics

Business & Personal .
Real Estate & Political
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*Sold land?
*Settled a legal case?
*Received inheritance?
*Sold your business?
*Have company pension?
*Have trust assets?






Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Healthy Start Services





The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 17, 2008 in the Gilchrist County Commissioners Building at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to the
public. Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to attend a
SHIP class. If you have any questions, please call the SHIP Program
office at (352) 463-4021.
Charlotte Pederson
Program Administrator
Pub. April 3,10 2008b.

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

WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment



We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AvMed, PPC Care Manager,

State Employees Group PPC, Health Options, Champus, CMS,
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.

119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120

Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.




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Donations needed for yard sales and
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vac-
cinations and medical assistance for
low-income families. We have storage
facilities but not a thrift store. 4-Pets
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-935-
0975 or 866 727 2972 email fourpets-

253 463 7302 FAX

[ Yard Sale

TWO YARD SALES: Saturday, April
5th, 8 am 12 noon, Between Trenton
and Chiefland, NW 173rd Place jusl past
Levy County ILine off of 129 (Swilley
Circle Subdivision). household items,
clothes, toys, and much more.
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tfnb,3-2 INDOOR YARD SALE: Saturday,
4/5/08. 8:30 until ??? Located at 412 SW
..... .Yard Sale 3rd Avenue, Trenton. Lots of stuff.I
Yard Sale Itb,4-3

Church in Chiefland. on Alt-27. Yard
Sale. Saturday, April 5th, 8am-4pm

Gilchrist 4


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Wanted To Buy

or LEASE OPTION on 3-4 BR/2 BA
home on 1+ acre, 1,800 sqft or more. Call
Michelle @ 352-463-6824 or 352-463-


Lost & Found For Sale

named Bobby, lost on.3-29-08 at Hwy
129/CR-236. Please call 463-7375 if

For Sale

YARD SALE: April 4th & 5th from 8am-
5pm. Between Point of View Antiques &
Eclectic Nature Curiosity Shop on Hwy-
19. Sell for Free or Shop 'til you drop.
Call 352-463-9394 for more info.
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scrap metals. 352-949-3536.
scrap metals. 352-949-3536.Disc and bushhog. 56 hours, $7,400.463-
2tb,4-3-4-10 0020 or (352) 316-3137.

i Lost & Found 'CITRUS: Many varieties, shade

FOUND COCKATIEL: Pet bird found
3-29-08 in Trenton. Call 463-2450 &
give description of bird.
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9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000
MLS#752196 $99,990
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St.
Several nice home sites, scattered
oaks, zoned for home or M/home,
Trenton School District.
MLS#756792- $65,000
NW 63rd Terraice -BEel~'
4.78 ac wooded by Mother
Nature, zoned for.home or M/H,
near Suwannee River

MLS#758194 Reduced $189,500
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.
5.23 ac (Parcel C) Planted pines,
zoned for home or mobile home,
between Newberry & Trenton.
Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.
' 9. -ac' plafif6d"itnes approx. 20
years old, near Suwannee River,
North Gilchrist County.
Reduced to $125,000

trees, flowering trees, knockout roses,
blueberries, blackberries, mayhaw trees,
annuals and perennials. Allen's Nursery,
Old Town, Hwy 55A, Hrs 9-5 M-Sat.
542-7254 or 356-0288.

GOATS: Kids, yearlings
milkers available. Show qual
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
NEW LISTING--2-STORY HOME ON WOODED ACRES: 2 BR/2 BA: Couple of large oaks dominate this secluded 3.31-acre property, located close
to Old Town near US-19/Chavous Road, with 'fixer-upper' Frame/stucco (home & all contents being sold in 'as is' condition by Seller)-call/email for
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped 9.97-acre property (located about
3/4-mile from the Suwannee, near Wannee). Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (w/top-line
appliances) & more. Also has a 46x40 garage/workshopkbldg. (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.
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.
5-ACRE TRACT, WITH 2 M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA (total): Five pasture acres at end of country drive, with two 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
homes, and large frame-bit. Rec-room/workshop building. Has over 2,300 inside sqft. of total living space, and nice extras include wheelchair-ramp access,
sun porch, landscaping/irrigation & more-located just west of Trenton off CR-341...$174,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & SPACIOUS M/HOME: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 27x56 manufactured, with pole barn, fenced horse area, large rooms inside.
Located at quiet, wooded 4.18-acres in No. Gilchrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...$124,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON ONE-ACRE LOT NEAR TRENTON/SR-26: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat, clean & move-in ready, for nice double-wide
manufactured home, located in East Gilchrist. On a one-acre tract, with attached deck & workshop...$83,000.
WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR 'FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more...Owner-financing possible (20% down
payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan term)...$78,900.
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.
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.
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.
PRICED TO SELL!! MANUFACTURED HOME EAST OF TRENTON: 2 BR/I BA: Decently-kept, neat & clean 14x48 M/Home, on .33/acre lot
near to Water's Lake. Has front & back wood-frame attachments, outbuildings & more...$45,000.
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.
* 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 Suwaanee 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/L..evy
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
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Barbara Mayo
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MLS # 758196 & 758255 2 Vacant lots in Turkey Trail subdivision.
Pines have been thinned. Just minutes from Bell and Suwannee River.
MLS #758254 5 acre corner lot with planted pines. Come enjoy Country Living.
MLS # 758621 -10 acres planted pines is next to the 5 acre corner lot.

Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor ......
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
O 1 17871 U.S. Hwy.. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County-
EQUAL HOUSING office@jimkingrealty.com
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In the Rambling Woods S/D you will find this Springside S/D- 2 bedrooms, 2 baths on nicely
nice 2/2 SW MH on 2 beautiful acres on the landscaped corner lot. Spacious home has range,
corner of two paved streets. Close to schools, refrigerator, dishwasher, Central H & A. screened
shopping, only minutes to the Suwannee River porch, open deck community sewer & water, and
and a new county park with a new boat ramp. paved streets. A quiet and peaceful, adult
$68.500 (DMH-757563-JW) 463-6144' community. $89.000 (LMH- 758171-D) 352-
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Beautiftul 3/2 DW MH on .57 acres in tlte Silver
Oaks of Fanning Springs. This home has a new Beautitul home on a lovely one acre, completely
roof, upgraded flooring, new light fixtures, walk- fenced lot. Home is up-dated and immniaculate.
in closets, jetted tub, 2 car garage, concrete drive, Well built house: well maintained and well worth
covered porch & more. You will be close to the money. $169.000 (LR-758551-RH) 352-493-
shopping, schools, the new hospital, the 2221 ,
Suwannee River, the Gulf of Mexico, & State
$137,900 (DMIH-758480.JW) 463-6144

Beautifutil homnc on the #2 green at the Chietland
Golf' Course, loaded with up-grades (corian
counters, custom cabinets, etc.) 3/3 heine
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lake/canal only minutes by boat to the Suwaitnee 493-2221
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house, screened fish 'cleaning & storage room, and Call For More Listings!
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lion (M-F) for busy Community Health teach Dual Enrollment program MA
Center. Excellent benefits. Please apply Degree and 18 graduate hours in Bio-
atl Trenton Medical Centet; Inc. or mail logical Science, Chemistry, Physics, or
resume to P.O. Box 640. Trenton. Fl. related area.
32693. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE! Anticipated Vacancy
EOE English Instructor High School
2tb, 3-27-4-3 Bell High School
Minimum Qualifications: BA Degree
AVON REPS NEEDED in this area. $10 from an accredited institution and Flor-
start-up fee. 50% on your first order. Call ida Certification covering High School
Judy at 352-542-1299. English (or eligible).
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Bell High School maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
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from an accredited institution and Flor- HVAC.
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Science (or eligible). High School Diploma or Equivalent.


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application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of '
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
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Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
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Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
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POSSIBILITIES: 9,000 sqft. building
in Chiefland. Old Bowling Center. Call
for lease options, 352-493-4888.

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Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell: $775/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 7
or 12 month lease available. Call Hlome-
town Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-
463-9001 for application.

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Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc.
1431 E Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693


2BR/1BA on Gulf Canal in BUILDABLE LOT on Suwan-
Suwannee, plus Great Room nee, with well, seplic & power
with Full Bath downstairs, pole, Pole Barn, MLS#755483
MLS#758681 $429,000 $195,000

2BR/2BA SWMH between Trenton &
Newberry, $550 per month, first, last &
$300 Secuirty. $40 Application Fee.
On Year Lease is Required

3BR/2BA on canal, many pluses
with this homet MLS#752474

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nee, 1BR/1BA, boat shed, bal-
cony, deck & lots more!
MLS#757670 $225,000
Vacant Land
2.44 ACRES in Old Town,
#750299 $30,000
1.08 ACRES in Bell,
#753658 $18,000
5.63 ACRES in Bell,
#756535, $55,000
1 ACRE in Chiefland,
#758039 $26,500
1.25 ACRES in Bronson,
#758036 $28,500
77.61 ACRES in Trenton,
#758362 $504,400
0.24 ACRE in Bronson,
#758325 $12,000


1986 DWMH 3BR/2BAon
2.41 Acres, covered front &
back porch, storagelutility
shed, 2 wells & pole bam,
,.. great shape MLS#755908
1997 DWMH on 2.87 Acres, f
3BR/2BA fireplace, boal
shed, carport, fenced yard,
alarm, hot tub with 30x40
deck! MLS#756261 , -.
/ 2006 DWMH on 5 Acres,
3BR/2BA, never lived in,
spacious home with fire-
place, Maytag appliances,
easy commute to
Gainesville, MLS#1756965
2003 DWMH on 5 Acres, F '
3BR/2BA that is fenced &
cross-fenced, Horse ready!
Fireplace, office, laundry
room/mud room, lots of
counter topsl MLS#758273
$139,900- SALE PENDING
D. Deen Lancaster, Broker
Office: (352) 463-9494
Cell: (352) 665-1411
Email: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net

F For Rent

OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqfi,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.

Real Estatet

10 ACRES: Between Trenton and Bell at
$7000/acre; also 29 acres in same loca-
tion at $6500/acre. 352-535-7577.

Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you can have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for a fraction of what other builders are charging?
3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and kitchen area,
9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the home, ceramic tile,
upgraded fixture package, oak cabinets, Berber carpet,
hardi-board siding, too many extras to list... You pick the colors of
your new home! For only $200,000.
Call for all the details.
Riverland Construction Services, LLC
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TIlis 3111/2A doublewide is loccited only 111/2 mile to tlie
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iiicecy vooded iividig sile in liaiiic iid yand. Added
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Horses. Miiitles i lihe historic Siuwiiiinc river comnplcle wiith a
weckcind collage. live il wilic \'iou uil or use as ii relial.
MILS#758411l $28.1.9100

3BR12BA home on 10 prcll) acres of scattered trees. ProperLy has
a liveable 1959 SWMII w/;ddilion. Main lome has full home
lenglhi deck. screcued porch and a inew metal roof. Move-in rend\
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Hometown Realty
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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352

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Williston FFA member Kaley Wilder is shown with her Grand
pion hog, which she purchased from Chad Lyons of Mayo.
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steers graded Choice or above except
for nine of the 66 entered," said Jean
Jones, a longtime fair supporter.
The resale on fat steers this year
was 73.45 per pound.
Nathan Thisse of Osceola 4-H Club
believes his pig Sarah Jessica Porker
is easy to show, which no doubt
helped the Gilchrist County youth
place first in the junior division of the
swine showmanship competition on
Monday. Second place was Haelyn
Saunders of the Old Town Natives
4-H Club and third place was Shelbi
Crews of Chiefland Middle FFA.
Primary showmanship winners
were: first place Ty Barber of Coun-
try Kids 4-H, second place Tucker
McDaniel of Gilchrist 4-H and third
place was Shelbi McCall of Cross
City 4-H. Prompted by a promise of
free lunch on Friday by their FFAAd-
visor Katie Jones, Chiefland Sr. FFA
members Ty Hiers, Shelbie Hastings
and Kaylin Hastings swept the senior
division of the swine showmanship

Swine showmanship judge Bernie
LeFils of Volusia County remarked
on the level of professionalism, ex-
cellent manners and snappy dressing
the 4-H and FFA members brought to
the showmanship competition.
The show ring was alive with
snorts Monday night as 19 classes
of swine ranging in size from 230 to
280 pounds were shown by 4-H and
FFA members from throughout the
tri-county area. Kaley Wilder of Wil-
liston FFA showed the Grand Cham-
pion hog and Tyler Johnson of Dixie
FFA showed the Reserve Champion
Resale for the swine at the sale on
Wednesday was 33.75 per pound.
Gilchrist County's Owens' sisters
stood out Monday at the Suwan-
nee River Fair's annual Goat Show.
Donna Owens placed first in senior
showmanship while Samantha Ow-
ens placed third. The two sisters were
separated by the second place winner

Cory Jerrels of Kountry Kids 4-H Club showed the Reserve Champion
fat steer. Photo by Anna Wild.

Krystina Thompson is shown with her Reserve Champion dairy goat
and Samantha Owens holds her Grand Champion dairy goat.

Seth Stover of Williston Sr. FFA.
"She is very assertive and she cor-
rectly evaluated the animal she was
holding, which was not her own,"
Judge Will Pearson said while evalu-
ating Donna's showmanship skills.
Donna Owens' goat was later named
Grand Champion Junior Doe and
Krystina Thompson won Reserve
Champion Junior Doe. Samantha
Owens' goat won Grand Champion
Dairy Goat for the show and Krys-

tina Thompson exhibited the Reserve
Champion dairy goat.
Pearson praised Patrick Thisse the
winner of the junior showmanship di-
vision for showing his goat "Boots"
rather than simply showing himself.
Thisse's brother Nathan Thisse placed
second in the competition followed
by Spencer Hewett in third. Mach-
aela Stover placed first in the primary
showmanship division followed by
Whitney Mills in second place.

Corey VanLandingham of Trenton FFA is shown with his feeder

Lil Farmers 4-H Club member Alexander Chason showed his 270-
pound hog, which was named first in Class 18.

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Krystina Thompson is shown with her Reserve Champion Junior Doe
and Donna Owens holds her Grand Champion Junior Doe.




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