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Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: July 24, 2008
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
SPhone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 78 No. 14 Phone s jout Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, July 24, 2008 Price 50 Dixie & Levyounties), $8.00OtherAreas
gilchristjoumal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State
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60-year-old

man drowns

Sunday in

Suwannee

River
By Carrie A. Mizell
The body of a 60-year-old Law-
tey man who was last seen swim-
ming in the Suwannee River near
Fowler's Bluff on Sunday evening
was found near a dock in six to sev-
en feet of water.
According to Lt. Evan Sullivan,
public information officer for the
Levy County Sheriff's Office, Wes-
ley Delane Willingham was last
seen swimming in front of prop-
erty located at 15657 NW 46 Lane,
Fowlers Bluff.
At 7:10 p.m. the Levy County
Sheriff's Office received a call that
Willingham was missing.
"Earlier in the day [Willingham]
had been fishing with friends," Sul-
livan explained.
When the Sheriff's Office dive
team arrived oh scene the body of
Willingham was found 10 feet from
the dock in approximately six to
seven feet of water.
According, to Sullivan,- Willing-
ham was pronounced deceased at
the scene


School meal rates may increase in 2008J-0J9


By Carrie A. Mizell
When middle-high students return
to Gilchrist County schools on Aug.
18 they may have to pay more for
breakfast and lunch, if the Gilchrist
County School Board approves a
recommendation for price increases
made by Director of Food Service
Danna Tucker.
In her proposal to the school board
on Monday, Tucker asked that board
members consider an increase of .10
cents per breakfast and lunch meal for
middle-high school students in 2008-
09. If passed, the increase would
require middle-high school students
pay $2.25 for breakfast and $2.75 for
lunch each day.
According to Tucker, elementary
school students paid $2 for breakfast
'and $2.25 for lunch while middle-
high school students paid $2.15 for
breakfast and $2.65 for lunch during
the 2007-08 school year.
Tucker compared a plethora of
problems facing the Child Nutrition
Program to a storm of epic propor-
tions similar to "The Perfect Storm."
While the reference to "The Per-
fect Storm" was originally to a fish-
ing boat that was caught in numerous
weather fronts coming at it from all
directions, Tucker pointed out that
cultural, nutritional, operational and
financial shifts in priorities surround-
ing the Child Nutrition Program over
the last 20 years may also place the
federally-assisted program in peril.
According to Tucker, the percep-


Proposed Rate Increase


Proposed Rate Increase

for
Middle'High School Stu nts


2007-08 2008.09


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$265


tion is the Child Nutrition Program is
a federal program and is required, by
law, to be financially self-supporting,
but the reality is the federal program
is required, by law, to be non-profit
with no more than three months bal-
ance in net cash reserves.


Known as the first homeland se-
curity program, the Child Nutrition
Program was authorized after World
War II with the intent of safeguard-
ing the well-being and security of the
nation by providing nutritionally bal-
anced, low-cost, or free meals to stu-


dents. However, over the last four de-
cades the philosophy of 'It's the right
thing to do.for children' has shifted
to 'How much revenue can be gener-
ated?' Tucker explained.
In 2006, Gilchrist County schools
served an average of 2,071 lunches
each day and an average of 728
breakfasts daily. Of those students
served an average daily lunch, 927
were freelunches, 293 were reduced
lunches and 851 were paid lunches.
School meals cost the Gilchrist
County School District $571,286. in
food purchases in 2006. According to
Vickers, salaries and purchased food
costs comprise the largest expendi-
tures in the' Gilchrist County School
District's budget each year.
As Tucker pointed out, several fac-
tors are now taking a toll on the Child
Nutrition Program including an in-
crease in operating costs such as food
costs, fuel/delivery costs and labor
costs. According to Tucker, program
revenues are also decreasing as fed-
eral reimbursement has not kept pace
with cost of living.
Nutrition standards such as an in-
crease in whole grains, reduction of
trans-fats and having to offer both
fruits and vegetables has increased
costs. The sale and availability of
competitive foods and beverages
through vending machine sales is
diverting funds from school meal
sales.
According .to Tucker, eligibility
guidelines also present a problem be-


cause they have not kept pace with
economic conditions. The "working
poor" or "economically disadvan-
taged families" are being dispro-
portionately affected by the current
economy, but too many do not quali-
fy for meal benefits, Tucker said.
Child nutrition administrators are
being held to an impossibly high
standard, as they are caught in a
battle between healthy school foods
and healthy school finances, Tucker
explained. For example, the aver-
age cost to' produce a school lunch
in 2006 was $2.58. The average cost
to a paying student was $1.75 and a
free lunch reimbursement was $2.40
plus .17 cents for commodities. The
reduced rate reimbursement for a
school lunch was $2.00 plus. 17 cents
for commodities.
Therefore the cost per meal in 2006
was $2.73 while the revenue gener-
ated per meal was only $2.66.
Where will revenue to offset losses
come from? Tucker asked.
Total revenue coming into the
program has grown each year, as
statistics show the Gilchrist County
School District received $898, 818 in
2000 and in 2006 garnered $1.35 mil-
lion for the Child Nutrition Program.
However, school district officials say,
while generous, the funding coming
into the program on the district level
is just not enough to offset losses.
The Gilchrist County School Board
ultimately delayed making a decision
on lunch prices until July 29.


Bell Elementary Safety Patrol visits Washington D.G.


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The 5th graders of the Bell Elementary Safety Patrol toured Washington, D. C. from June 23 through June 28.


Back-to-school supplies


being collect
Imagine trying to do a school as-
signment without having a pencil to
write with.
Each school year, area teachers
spend hundreds of dollars of their
own money to ensure their students
have the tools they need to get a good


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education.
This week the Gilchrist County
Journal is taking a proactive stand to
help offset costs to local teachers and
students by providing school supplies
for the 2008-09 school year.
According to Associate Editor Car-
rieA. Mizell, the newspaper will team
up with the Gilchrist County School
District to gather school supplies for
students who can't afford them.
Beginning Friday, July 25, a col-
lection box will be set up inside the
Gilchrist County Journal office, lo-
cated at 207 North Main Street, Tren-
ton. School supplies will be collected
for students entering kindergarten
through high school this fall at Tren-
ton and Bell schools.
Local businesses and community
members are asked to please donate
school supplies. Pencils, pens, note-
books, glue; crayons and backpacks
are just some of the items being ac-
cepted. The collection will end on
Wednesday, Aug. 13. All school
supplies collected will be evenly
distributed between Trenton Elemen-
tary School, Bell Elementary School,
Trenton Middle-High School and
Bell High School.


County will use Special Projects revenue to


support transportation fuel
By John M. Ayers identified miscellaneous expenses remained
The Gilchrist County Commission, including diesel fuel for $18,954.29; in the T
on Monday, July 21, took another which is a part of the invoice, totaling explained
long hard look at revenues to deter- $44,820.98. than $80,
mine how they are going to identify Watson also asked the board for Commi
the revenue to finish the 2007-08 the revenues from the sale of an old Langford
Transportation Budget. used dragline that was earlier desig- discussed
Several of the board members nated as surplus and sold at auction ing the c
had made a list of road projects they for $12,420. Ridge si
would like to see confirmed before "I would like to have $5,000 placed explained
the election. Some commissioners in the Transportation Tire category ward and
had intended to use revenues in the and the remaining funds in the Re- rating roa
Special Projects fund for small resur- pair and Maintenance portion of the this year,
facing projects, but budget deficits. budget," Watson said. improved
have become a greater priority than Commissioner Kenrick Thomas the roads
some special road projects. made a motion to approve the request now that
Gilchrist County Transportation and the board supported this action is being ii
Superintendent Justin Watson asked by a unanimous vote. Commi
the board for revenues to refund the Watson told the board that the the Speci
Transportation Department's bud- Transportation Department Fuel and Transport
get for the $44,820.98 that Gilchrist Lube budget is broke. He explained should be
County used to prepare the Rolling that with the cost of fuel and gas in- the Road
Oaks Special Assessment road proj- creasing monthly, the county has av- a motion
ect to be paved. The commission dis- eraged spending $25,000 a month for Special P
cussed in detail the 1,455 man-hours these needs. He estimated he would Fuel and
the Road Department staff worked in need $75,000 to finish out the re- needs. Co
preparing the roadway surface. The maining three months in the 2007-08 with a sec
Transportation Department mined year.' tire boarc
and hauled 475 loads of rock to the Commissioner Randy Durden tion.
site. The invoice submitted to the asked Finance Department Director Commi
Board of County Commissioners Jackie Johnson how much revenue Jr. pointe(


budget
in the Special Projects fund
transportation Budget. She
[ that category has just less
000 in it at this time.
mission chairman Tommy
and Commissioner Thomas
d the importance of resurfac-
county roads in the Spring
subdivision. The chairman
d if the county had went for-
begun work on the deterio-
ads in Spring Ridge earlier
the roads would be much
. He continued to explain
have deteriorated so badly
the base of the road surface
mpacted.
issioner Durden explained
al Projects funds are in the
nation Budget and therefore
used to provide funding for
Department needs. He made
to use $44,820.98 from the
Projects fund to be put into
Lube for Road Department
commissioner Thomas agreed
cond to the motion. The en-
i voted in favor of this ac-
.ssioner D. Ray Harrison,
d out to the board that Ala-


chua County is willing to work with
Gilchrist County in paving a portion
of the County Line road south from
SR 26. The board agreed to consider
paving a portion of SW 46th Ave, an
estimated 2.6 miles of graded road, at
an estimated cost of $135,400. Harri-
son explained that the Alachua Coun-
ty Commission is holding a meeting
on August 12 to consider the paving
proposal involving Gilchrist County.
Commissioner Harrison thinks the
county commissioners should all at-
tend this meeting and support the
project.
"I think we should dig deep to try
and secure the funding in the future
for the paving of this portion of the
County Line road," Harrison said. "I
have received a lot of calls in support
of this proposed project."
Commissioner Sharon A. Langford
explained that she had received a
contact that a property owner is con-
siderifig refusing to pay the Emer-
gency Medical Service portion of his
tax bill if Gilchrist County did not
improve his private road leading up
to his residence.
(Continued to page 18)


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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


This week: Republican candidates for Sheriff / Next week: Candidates for Tax Collector


Name: Charlie Caulk
Seeking office as: Republican
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion? Numerous citizens and local
law enforcement officers have re-
quested that I run. Having worked
in law enforcement for over 12 years
and coupled with the outstanding
track record I have established, it is
natural for me to seek the office of
sheriff.
Past leadership/political expe-
rience: I retired from the US Navy
where I served in a supervisory ca-
pacity for 11 years. (Supervised up
to 59 men and women). I also owned
and operated a daycare center in
Chiefland after retirement where I
supervised seven employees.
Twelve-and one-half years of law
enforcement is where I gained politi-
cal experience.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? Unsurpassed leadership
and management experience coupled
with a very broad law enforcement
background sets me apart from the
other candidates. Those who know
me will tell you I have a strong work
ethic and a desire to get the job done
right. I am ready to make changes
that will improve our county.
In your opinion, what key issue
is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office currently facing? Budget and
resources
What solution would you of-
fer to remedy this issue? Alternate
sources of income such as grants and
drug seizures to augment the budget.
Stop all unnecessary spending im-
mediately. Improve customer service
by reallocating existing resources. As
sheriff, work harder and smarter to
meet the ever-increasing demands of
the department.
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County.
1. Quick patrol response to 911


calls.
2. Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal service to
all municipalities.
3. Reduce drugs on our streets.
4. Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
As sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? Absolutely. As
sheriff and a team leader, it is vital
that the sheriff's office be a part of
the county team; working closely
with the county commission, the
county administrator and all county
department heads to guide the team
in the proper allocation of available
funds.
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? Prioritize
the needs of the county and provide
resources and training to meet those
needs. Capitalize on other sheriff
office's lessons learned as they have
expanded. Freely accept input from
vision committees and other county
planners. Closely monitor and adjust
for citizen-to-deputy ratios as they
change.


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Name: Larry Roberts
Seeking office as: Republican
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion? I know the sheriff's department
is not nearly as effective as could
be, especially in the areas of crimes
against people and their property, as
well as, drug enforcement. I want to
see these problems changed and' I
want to make a difference.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: Fourteen years law enforce-
ment with the State of Florida, vested
with the same authority as a deputy
sheriff. Being a business owner and
manager in Gilchrist County for over
20 years.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? I have the values, char-
acter; knowledge and will power to
handle the responsibilities of sheriff.
In your opinion, what key issue
is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office currently facing? Possible
budget cuts, drug enforcement and
population growth.
What solutions would you offer
to remedy this issue? Cut expendi-
tures. where possible without affect-
ing service to the people. Work with
drug task force. Respond to the citi-
zens of Gilchrist County and make
every effort in solving crimes, (not
just writing reports) this should slow
criminal activity even with popula-
tion growth.
Please identify the priority,' you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the' residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County.
c.) Quick patrol response to 911
calls.
a.) Reduce. drugs on our streets,
d.) Treat each and every call fairly'
and,stri e to provide equal, servicerto
all municipalities.
b.) Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
As sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? The County Com-
missioners represent the citizens of
Gilchrist County, as does the sheriff.
It. is our responsibility as constitu-
tional officers to work together on
an issue. Whether it is the budget,
the court system, the State Attorney's
Office, Emergency Medical Service,
Gilchrist County Fire Department,
the Road Department, etc.
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? Utilize
any and all grants available. Keep
employees fully informed through
education. Encourage juvenile par-
ticipation through exposure of law
enforcement. Utilize the EMS sta-
tion being vacated north of Bell
for a sheriff's sub-station, this will
quicken response time, and also re-
duce mileage on the vehicles and fuel
consumption.


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Name: Daniel Slaughter
Seeking office as: Republican
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion? My desire to become your next
sheriff is based on my vision to pro-
vide a truly professional and respon-
sive agency that meets the present and
future needs of our growing commu-
nity. Now more than ever Gilchrist
County needs a dedicated, trained
and hands-on leader with extensive
law enforcement experience.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: In the private sector I worked
as a commercial real estate construc-
tion manager, responsible for multi-
million dollar renovation projects.
Preparing budgets, job site supervi-
sion and working with contractors.
My law enforcement career included
patrol supervisor and investigations
commander, which have manage-
ment rolls, to include working on the
Sheriff's. Office budget.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? I believe my combina-
tion of training and practical experi-
ence makes me the most qualified and
best candidate for sheriff. I will, bring
the right values, the right experience,
and the right priorities in building a
Sheriff's Office all Gilchrist County
citizens can be proud of.
In your opinion, what key issue is
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice currently facing? Illegal drugs
are possibly the most serious issue
any law enforcement agency can ad-
dress. Nearly all crime that occurs
has some precursor in the drug trade.
From petty theft to murder, there can
be seen a direct correlation between
the illegal, act and the need to finance
drugs'..
.,What solution would you offer
to remedy this issue? Efforts to re-
duce the influx of illegal drugs into
Gilchrist County will require a more
proactive stance and the establish-
ment of a drug enforcement unit. The
GCSO will also foster relationships
and utilize the assistance from other
local, state and federal agencies to
help with this most serious issue.,
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County.
a.) Reduce drugs on our streets.
b.) Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff
c.) Quick patrol response to 911
calls
d.) Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal service to
all municipalities.
All are priorities:
Drugs are linked to crimes, re-
duce drugs and reduce crimes.
A highly trained and motivated
investigation unit clears cases and ar-
rests perpetrators.
Quick response to 911 calls' pro-
tects lives, property and increases the
chance of apprehending suspects,
Every citizen deserves to be treat-
ed fairly and equally!
SAs sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? I understand the
importance of a strong partnership
with our county commission on the
GCSO budget to ensure the citizens
of Gilchrist County receive efficient
and effective services for their hard-
earned tax dollars. Working together
we can strive to keep our county safe
and a great place to live.
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? The Sher-
iff's Office must maintain a staff of
highly trained and dedicated individ-
uals. Grants for equipment and train-
ing must be applied for when avail-
able. At least two sub-stations will be
established in north and east Gilchrist
County to improve response time and
community involvement. Growth and
effectiveness require planning!

Meet the candidates
schedule:

July 31
Tax Collector
August 7
County Commission, District 3
August 14
County Commission, District 5
August 21
School Board, District 2


Name: Billy Smith
Seeking office as: Republican
What prompted you to seek elec-
tions? My wife and I are raising
our three children here in Gilchrist
County, ranging in ages from 5 to 18.
Last year I started to hear of different
possible candidate names being men-
tioned, and nofe of them had any law
enforcement managerial experience.
This office is too important to trust
just anyone.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: I have 13 years experience as
a Chief of Police, in conjunction with
eight of those years as a Fire Chief.
Why are you the right candi-
date for the job? My executive law
enforcement experience cannot be
equaled by any of the other candi-
dates. I have negotiated budgets with
municipal, as well as county commis-
sions, for appropriation of funds.
In your opinion, what key issue is
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice currently facing? The budget.


Due to the statewide budget cuts, and
trying to trim the budget by $300,000
to $350,000 will be a challenge.
What solution would you offer
to remedy this issue? Stop the take
home vehicles for officers that live
out of the county. Eliminate the cell
phones for (all) officers, and furnish
them only to the command staff. Use
synthetic fluids in all vehicles. It
does cost a little more but you can get
more miles between oil changes. In-
stead of buying new cars every year,
refurbish a few every other year.
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County. The
drugs on the streets. As a direct re-
sult, drugs cause other crimes to in-
crease.
As sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? It is imperative that
the Sheriff and County Commission
have, a good working relationship. If
not, the citizens are the ones that suf-
fer, and therefore, there are no. win-
ners. We all have to work together
for the common good of the people.
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? Look
at the local crime trends in the sur-
rounding areas, and stay informed on
developments and adjust resources to
take this information into consider-
ation. When purchasing new equip-
ment, your manpower needs also may
change due to the increase in popula-
.tion, which may cause an increase in
patrol in different geographical loca-
tions.


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By Carrie A. Mizell


From the moment she tossed that
tiny hand up to shield her face as if to
say, "I've had just about enough ...
I'll deal with this tomorrow!" I knew
I was in big trouble.
Allie Claire Mizell is not sched-
uled to arrive before October, but her
personality is clearly a chip off the
ol block as was evidenced Monday
morning during my 4D ultrasound.
The sonogram technician just kept
saying how lucky Adam and I are that
our baby is "expressive." Adam just
laughed and shook his head no doubt
thinking that he would soon be living
with not one Cai-rie Ayers Mizell, but
two. Bless his heart!
Since we first found out we were
expecting a baby I have prayed that
God would give us a healthy baby
girl with a pretty accent and good
hair. At the same time Adam and
much of his family prayed furiously
for a boy, since that is what they typi-
cally have. They sure were surprised
the day we found out that the baby
would in fact be wearing hair bows!


We were several miles down the road
before Adam could form a complete
sentence, which turned out to be, "I'm
really excited about a girl, I'm just in
shock!" Not me, I was on Cloud 9
and could have kissed Dr. Marichal
for confirming my hopes for a girl.
Then on Monday, it all became very
real as I watched the personality (at-
titude) my sweet baby girl was show-
ing on the screen. I flashed back to
the day I first saw Ashley Cook Hines
with her cute little girl. She was all
dolled up with a purse thrown over
her shoulder and sunglasses propped
on her head. I had no doubt who was
running that show! I felt like God and
I were both getting a laugh thinking
about Ashley having a miniature ver-
sion of herself.
Well now the joke may be on me!
If the ultrasound is any indication,
that Allie is some kind of cute. She
has good hair, my lips and Adam's
pretty nose.
Attitude and all, we can hardly wait
to meet her!


John's Comments
By: John M. Ayers


I was onboard a fishing trip to the
Middle Grounds this past weekend
that was the most enduring fishing
adventure that I have ever experi-
enced. I was with a group of die hard
fishermen aboard a 31 Offshore Cape
Horn with Captain Frank and good
friends Mike and Myles that went to
the Middle Grounds to catch what
we thought would be a limit of fish.
It is simply amazing when you take
a group of people that all enjoy the
adventure of a good fishing trip, how
well they all get along and work to-
gether to make things happen. The
weather and the seas were as calm
as the Suwannee River, and the full
moon made this trip an unbelievable
experience.
We left out of Cedar Key Friday
afternoon striving to be anchored in
on a Mangrove snapper hole by dark.
We had plenty of time to catch live
bait and still fish a few other spots on
our way as Captain Frank cruised on
the calm seas at over 40 mph.
This was my first Middle Grounds
trip and it was quite a learning expe-
rience. Myles and Frank, the experi-
enced offshore guys, had assured us
that they had been to the same area
previously that we were planning on
fishing and had caught not only big
fish but plenty of them. I was eager
to set anchor on the grouper holes
in hopes of finally catching that 20-
pound Gag grouper.
What we experienced were vast
amounts of snapper and red grouper,
but gag grouper were few and far be-


tween.
One of the most interesting things
I recall was on one particular spot
Frank was working toward one of
several points when we passed over
what looked like a Christmas tree
of fish rising up off the bottom. He
quickly pointed out to us the screen
on his Furuno bottom machine was
lit up with fish everywhere in 100
feet of water. He quickly marked the
spot and he dropped the anchor to put
us on top of the new honey hole.
We were fishing around 9:00 Sat-
urday morning as we were slowly
working our way back to Cedar Key.
I was dropping frozen bait to the bot-
tom when I began to feel a nibble.'
The other guys had not had any ac-
tion and Frank pointed out that he
thought we needed to pickup and
move-on to the barge. All of a sud-
den the bite was on. I cranked up a
nice Red Snapper around 5 lbs. Just
as quick as I got back to the bottom,
I had another bite and was quickly
cranking him to the top. Mike on the
back comer of the boat remarked he
had a bite as his rod took on a J hook
formation. There was one other red
snapper pulled to the top but Myles
explained as he was reeling him to
the surface when something nipped
off a piece of the fish's tail.
Just as quick as the bite began, not
five minutes later, a shark, barracuda
or something had scattered the fish on
the bottom and the bite had stopped.
The spot showing the fish on the
bottom machine displayed only reef


Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.833 ft. 3.470 ft. 0.833 ft. 2.877 ft.
Jul 24, 08 12:23 AM 6:20 AM 1:12 PM 6:59 PM
Fri 1.233 ft. 3.523 ft. 0.722 ft. 2.583 ft.
Jul 25, 08 1:02AM 6:59 AM 2:18PM 8:21PM
Sat 1.645 ft 3.550 ft. 0.577 ft. 2.435 ft.
Jul 26, 08 1:49 AM 7:49 AM 3:38 PM 10:05 PM
Sun 2.004 ft. 3.578 ft. 0.333 ft. 2.503 ft.
Jul 27, 08 2:53 AM 8:54 AM 5:05 PM 11:53 PM
Mon 2.214 ft. 3.660 ft. 0.016 ft.
Jul 28, 08 4:18 AM 10:08 AM 6:22 PM_
Tue 2.678ft. 2.211ft. 3.808ft. -0.269ft.
Jul 29, 08 1:13 AM 5:42 AM 11:21 AM7:24PM_
Wed -2.838 ft. 2.043 ft. 3.977 ft. -0.442 ft.
Jul 30, 08 2:05 AM 6:51 AM 12:26 PM 8:15 PM _
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Name: Dave Hunt
Lives: Otter Springs
Originally from: St. Petersburg
Family: Wife of 55 years, Peggy;
three sons and three daughters-in-
law; four grandchildren and our
first great-grandchild will be born
in August.
Growing up: Edith Beach was my
aunt, but she was really more like
my grandma. I remember coming
to Hart Springs in the summers for
family reunions when I was grow-
ing up. I would come as often as
I could.
Retired: Five years ago after
working 27 years as a building
contractor. We lived in Brandon,
Fla. I remember when it was like
Gilchrist County. In 1964 there
were only 12,000 people and when
we left five years ago there were
250,000 people.
What do you like about living
in Gilchrist County? The peace
and quiet. We've only been back
to Brandon maybe four times since
we moved here.
Active: Member of Trenton Church
of Christ.
Interests: I "do some woodwork-
ing and substitute teaching at
Chiefland High School. Taking
care of our five acres keeps me


busy ... I do some gardening and
have made two arbors for our yard.
I didn't want to just retire and sit
on the front porch and rock!
Enjoys: Doing research on family
history. I'm working on putting to-
gether a book on my family for my
grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren to have.
Favorite food: Prime Rib cooked
medium, but for breakfast I love
grits, eggs and bacon.
Favorite book: The Bible.
What is something not many
people know about you? I rode
out a hurricane aboard an aircraft
carrier when I was in the Navy.
Future plans: At 801 want to jump
out of an airplane.


structure. We were able to catch fdur of this trip for days, but space is short
nice snapper off of this spot before this week. I had a great time and I am
the bite stopped. now waiting for cooler daytime and
I could go on recalling the fish tales water temperatures to prevail.


Letters to the Editor


School superintendent the event you sought re-election? If
Many things have happened in our not, do you fully understand or care
school district since Mr. Buddy Vick- what a financial hole in which we are
ers has been in office. He tends to put left? Mr. Vickers, maybe the time has
only the good events in the news but come for you to step aside and allow
leaves many skeletons in the closet. I the newly selected superintendent to
would like for Mr. Vickers to respond roll up his sleeves and to join hands
to the following items: with the newly selected school board
It is true that within the first three to get us back on track.
years of his term, our district hasgone Respectfully,
from having $1.4 in a contingency Nickole Avery
fund to our not being able to pay Bell
teachers' summer salaries without
having to float loans? Is it true that
our financial standing has gone from Government spending
being in the black to one in which we I have not had a chance to meet Mr.
cannot pay for the new reading series Harold Brammer from High Springs,
that was to be adopted this year, for but he sure hit the nail-on-the-head
if we did, we would risk being in the last week with his letter to the editor
red? regarding government spending.
Is the public record correct when Our county commissioners are now
it shows that as soon as Mr. Vickerks faced with some very important deci-
took office, he raised Assistant:Supier- sibns as the6y ork thoughh the biid-
intendent Dr. Jim Surrency's salary by get process for 2008-09. The taxpay-
$20,000 and Financial Director Da- ers of Gilchrist County should pay
vid Dose's salary by $12,000? Again, special attention to the process this
public record shows Dr. Surrency at year as we are all feeling the pinch
$103,000 is one of the highest paid and should not sit idly by and wait
assistant superintendents, if not THE for our tax bill in November. Now
highest paid assistant in the state. is the time to let your commissioners
Why did Mr. Vickers give teachers know that we cannot afford anymore
and staff a big pay increase, though increases to property taxes, impact
highly deserved, when the bargain- fees, permit fees, or any other fee
ing agent asked for 6% but expected disguised as a "tax."
only 3%? Why would he do this and As a Gilchrist County business
then state in the public school board owner, there have been many tough
meeting, "We are going to give these decisions made recently as a result
teachers and staff this 11% raise, but of the sluggish economy. I do not
we will have' to fire a lot of people think anyone likes to talk about get-
when we don't have the money to ting by with less, but tough times call
support it?" Is this why you targeted for tough measures. I am hopeful
some of the higher paid teachers and our County leaders will discuss such
administrators to leave in an effort things as accomplishing more work
to balance your shaky budget? Why with less people as most 'businesses
would Mr. Vickers immediately raise have had to do, instead of raising fees
these salaries in a time of budget cuts to cover a revenue shortage which
and fluctuating funds? is a result of the slow economy. I
Mr. Vickers, can you explain why sure wish I could raise my fees when
you did these things? Were these pay things get slow, but I am afraid I
incentives done to foster good will in would not be in business very long.
It is time to be efficient with our lo-
.cal government and cut, cut, cut. We


estion of salvation can only be answered by into the world and preach the good news to all men. When
loly Spirit has revealed to man in God's word. A men believed on the words spoken by the followers of
)e saved implies an understanding of one being Jesus, they were baptized for salvation. If men did not
state or in a relationship with the Lord that believe, they would be condemned. These men refused the
s eternal life. Only those who believe and are good news of Jesus Christ and the necessity of baptism for
accept the will of God will find value in the salvation. The signs Jesus spoke of in verses 17, 18 are
nd comfort in the answer. However, the "god of explained in verse 20: "And they went out and preached
as blinded thosel who do not believe, lest the everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and
he gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the confirmed the word by the signs that followed."
7od, should shine on them" (2 Corinthians 4:4). Luke tells us that Jesus instructed His disciples that
ave a charge to His disciples to preach the "repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed
salvation. In Matthew 28:18-20 He said, "All in His name to all the nations, beginning from
has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Jerusalem" (Luke 24:46-47). That came about in Acts 2
fore and make disciples of all the nations, when the Day of Pentecost came in the city of Jerusalem.
them in the name of the Father and the Son Following the sermon by Peter and the rest of the apostles,
'oly Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I many in the crowd cried out, "Brethren, what shall we
ed you; and lo, I am with you always, even to do?" Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be
f the age." Salvation came from the words of baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness
en to other men teaching them the words of of your sins" (Acts 2:37-38). Repentance for forgiveness
be a disciple of Christ one must be baptized. of sins comes about when one is baptized .into Christ. On
continue to obey the words of Jesus after they that same day, "the Lord was adding to their number day
hristians. These are the words of Jesus. by day those who were being saved" (Acts 2:47).
spel writer Mark records the commission of Peter wrote in his final epistle that being a disciple of
4ark 16:15-18. "And He said to them, 'Go into Christ requires growing in the grace and knowledge of the
rld and preach the gospel to all creation. He Lord (2 Peter 3:18). Salvation is possible today if you
believed and has been baptized shall be saved; follow the words of Jesus (among many more found in
'o has disbelieved shall be condemned. These God's word). Are you a disciple of Christ? Have you
accompany those who have believed: in My followed the pattern of the New Testament to become a
will cast out demons, they will speak with new Christian? The Bible clearly reveals what you must do.
'hey willpick up serpents, and if they drink any Salvation comes from doing the will of the Father
ison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands (Matthew 7:21). Obey Him today!
k, and they will recover." The disciples did go

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Wednesday
July 16
Lotto Drawing:
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One winner of the $20 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
95 at $4,256
4-Digit Winners
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3-Digit Winners:
92,367 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
7-1-5-4
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
4-7-7-8
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
6-2-8
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
3-6-9

Saturday
July 19
Lotto Drawing:
9-14-19-29-44-51
No winner of the $3 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
65 at $5,162
4-Digit Winners:
3,716 at $73
3-Digit Winners:
76,642 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
8-8-1-4
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
9-6-8-9
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
7-4-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers


From time to time I like to share a
few helpful hints, so here are a few.
KITCHEN TIPS
The first hint works real well and
if you are a big cheese eater this is a
great way to store your cheese. After
you open a block of cheese wrap it in
aluminum foil to store it. The cheese
does not mildew like it tends to in a
plastic bag.
When canning tomatoes turn the
jars that come out of the hot water
bath upside down to cool and let them
set upside down overnight. This will
keep the tomatoes and water from
separating in the jar.
When cooking underground veg-
etables like potatoes and carrots start
them in room temperature water and
bring the pot to a boil. The potatoes
will cook quicker. Above ground
vegetables like corn or peas should be
cooked ini pre-boiling water. Green
vegetables will hold their color better
if cooked in this manner.
VACATION TIPS
Before planning a vacation check
out the following web sites for a sce-
nic drive, byways.org.
When packing don't forget a pack
of pre-moisten towels.
It's always a good idea to have a
motion detector light outdoors, and
while you're on vacation, use a timer


(taxpayers) may not tbe a
on the budget, but we
those that do.



Boldness of crime
I am a lifelong resident
County and always thou
would live out my life in t
rural*area near Bell.
However, those thou
drastically changed. Sin
2007, I have had four h
sions.- In addition, I have
ous more property'invasi
ing thievery.
In my home, I have
$5,050 in cash, a treasure
Remington automatic sh
belonged to my beloved f
valued Masonic Scottish
I have also had numerous
stolen from the garage, n
shelters and barns.
Although the loss of
stolen items is troubling,
most damaging loss is m
mind. At 78,1 should not
with waking up at night,
bed, and listening, for
I should not have to w
morning what has been st
the night.
The boldness of the
heightens my concern.
the light of a surveillance
up by the sheriff's depart
house and, on another oc
camera lens. It is obvio
criminals are far more per
the law enforcement offi
county.
With the technology a
day to identify criminals,
pointing that no one has


on an indoor light. Look for a timer
that can be set to a random pattern so
the lights don't turn on and off at ex-
actly the same times every day.
If you'll be gone more than a few
days, hire someone to mow the lawn.
And no matter how short your vaca-
tion, have a neighbor collect your
mail and newspapers.





1 package Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick butter
1/4 cup cooking oil'
.4 eggs
1 1-ounce can mandarin oranges
Mix all ingredients except oranges.
Drain oranges and add the juice to
the mixture. Cut oranges in half and
add to batter. Bake in 9x13 pan at 350
degrees for 30 minutes. Place in re-
frigerator until cool.
Top cake with 1 large can crushed
pineapples and juice. Beat together 1
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instant vanilla pudding mix. Com-
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with icing and chopped pecans and or
maraschino cherries. Refrigerate and
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ible to vote ed. One has to wonder is too much
can talk to attention paid to catching someone
driving a little over the speed limit
Todd Gray rather than tracking down thieves;
do the law enforcement officers re-
alize how much the quality of life
finals of its residents declines when home
of Gilchrist and property invasions are a constant
ought that I threat; have they made a real effort to
he peaceful track down where highly identifiable
items were sold and by whom.
rights have Bold and repeated thievery of this
Lce June 5, kind is usually caused by drug ad-
ce Jun dicts. Are law enforcement officers
hadiiumeir- looking for the drug supply sources
ons involv- inside and outside the county?
I, urge the sheriff's. department to
had stolen make catching thieves a top priority
d 6 before individual residents are forced
otg 1 gauge to act on their own behalf.
ather, and a A.M. Kelly, Jr.
father, and a
Rite watch.
other items
nearby farm MiSSing political sign
How sad that there are people in
money and our community who deprived others
the real and of their First Amendment right to free
ny peace of speech. On Friday evening, July 18, a
have to deal political sign indicating my choice of
lying in my a candidate for Sheriff was removed
an intruder, from my property. Since there is little
onder each traffic on my road, I noticed a vehicle
stolen during drive slowly by three times at ap-
proximately 8:30 p.m. On the third
criminals pass they must have stopped and re-
They stole moved the sign. I noticed it gone in
camera set the morning.
ment in my I wondered if they were so inse-
ccasion, the cure about their preferred candidate's
)us that the chances of winning that they were
rsistent than willing to resort to theft, or better,
cers in this perhaps, they wanted to support the
same candidate and took the sign for
available to- themselves. I'd like to think that was
it is disan- the case.


been arrest-


Rosemary McDaniel
Trenton


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GJLCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 24,2008


Pae Four


Help Spring Ridge VFD raise
$2500+ for the Children's Miracle
Network at pancake breakfast


The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to its next
and very special Pancake Breakfast
on Saturday, August 4, at its fire sta-
tion. We will be donating the funds
collected at this breakfast to the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network.
We hope you will join us in trying
to reach and exceed last year's record
amount of $2500. The Children's
Miracle Network is a local charity
that operates to help meet the medi-
cal needs and comforts of this area's
children. Please bring your friends
and neighbors along as we all join to-
gether to support this worthy cause.
This breakfast will start at 7:30
a.m. on Saturday, August 4, and run
until at least 10 a.m..
All residents of the Gilchrist Coun-
ty area and surrounding counties and
communities are invited to attend.
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,


which this month will be sent to the
Children's Miracle Network. The
Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340, Poe Springs
Road, near the Spring Ridge Church
of God.


Recorded

marriages


James Richard Ballentine,
8/10/1982, and Kelly Ann Hottinger,
1/20/1985, both of Branford, were
married on 7/12/2008 in Branford
by Mrs. Cynthia Chadwick, notary
public.
Joshua James Coleman, 3/15/1981,
and Michelle Lyn Austin, 4/21/1984,
both of Newberry, were married on
7/12/2008 in Newberry by Pastor
Travis Moody.
Justin Paul Irvin, 3/15/1987, and
Holly Lynn Riggs, 8/23/1988, both of
Trenton, were married on 6/28/2008
in Alachua by Pastor Chad Clemons.


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Happy Birthday wishes to: Lynn Davis, Helen Louise Duncan, Brett
Colson, Buryl Johnson, Scott Manders, Garrett Lane, John Williams, Larry
Hilliard, and Chris Gillyard on July 24; Frances Percival, Mary Stoner, Gar-
rett Bivens, Michael Ferris, Mark Latner, Verna Mae Eady, Angela Hart, and
Hoyt Roberts on July 25; Clara Tyson, Rachel Gillyard, Kirk Barry, and Clif-
ton Mikell on July 26; Ryan Hudson, Helen Harwood, Heidi Davis, Kathy
Park, Mike Myers, Sr., Harry Summers, Judi Bishop, and Juliette Boyer on
July 27; James Johnson, Patricia Haire, Christie Diana Nguyen, Carl Coats,
and Kenneth Crosby on July 28; Wesley Belanger, Angela Thrash, Lynette
Langford, Charles'Harris, and Chad Brooks on July 29; Jarrod Langford,
Kermit Lee Prime, Jr., Cassie Langford, Carrie Langford, Wayne Lord, Billy
Smith, and Mary Jo Jeske on July 30..
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Loren and Kelly Downing on July 27; Mr.
and Mrs. John Ayers, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Mikell on July 28.


Marriage

applications
Edward Joseph Kleshinski,
7/3/1978, and Delilah Lane Ward,
10/29/1981, both of Chiefland.


Rotary vs.

Candidates

softball game

planned for


American Legion August 8
4-tulTITrTr chnad-


Post 91 American Legion in Tren-
ton, will have a 50/50 turkey shoot on
the 26th of July.
The Post is located next to the FFA
arena on highway 129.
There will be a donation breakfast
of pancakes and sausage, coffee and
juice starting at 8 am.
The turkey shoot will start at 9 am,
the proceeds of the event will go to-
wards helping Post 91 carry out its
community oriented events.
Please come and join us, every
little bit helps.
Leeman White'
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Political hardball will take a twist
on Aug. 8 when Trenton Rotary Club
members take the field against Gil-
christ County political candidates
for a softball game that will benefit
Suwannee Valley Leagues.
The four-inning game will begin
at 7 p.m. at the Field of Dreams, ex-
plained Trenton Rotary Club Presi-
dent Charlie Smith.
Following the game candidates
will be given the opportunity to in-
troduce themselves.
Hamburgers,.hot dogs, boiled pea-
nuts and drinks will be sold at the
game.
The admission to this once-in-a-
lifetime game will be only $1.


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CongratuCations Xarissa
andAhisun!
Bell High Graduates, Karissa Roberts and Alisun White completed
the Licensed Practical Nurse Program at the Suwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center. The graduation ceremony was held at the Live
Oak Church of God on Friday, July 18, 2008. Both graduates plan
on attending the RN bridge program at Lake City Community Col-
lege. Congratulations graduates.

SSummer reading
,- program begins
-r- Thursday at
i^ local library
The 2008 Summer Reading Pro-
Sgram will begin at 10 a.m. on Thurs-
day, July 24 at the Gilchrist County
Public Library in Trenton.
This year's program is called
"Whole Wide WorJd @ My Public
Library." It will run every Thursday
at 10 a.m. through August 14.
For more information on the pro-
gram, call the library at 463-3176.



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Sheriff Candidate Charlie Caulk's

views on the Sheriff's budget
During this election, the budget is a hot topic that the taxpayers of
Gilchrist County are concerned about. I wanted to express my
views about the Sheriff's operational budget and clear the air.
First off, look at the facts. The economy is on the edge of recession,
Amendment One took nearly one million dollars from the County's
budget and the people of Florida are taxed to their limits. Sky high
fuel prices are forcing people to do without just to make ends meet.
I feel your pain because I am a taxpayer too.
My plan to manage the budget is quite simple. I plan to:
-Closely scrutinize the existing budget and stop any unnecessary spending immediately.
--Prioritize the demands placed on the Sheriff's office and properly utilize existing
resources to meet those demands.
-Work as a team leader with other county department heads to assist the county com-
mission to properly allocate funds that support all county initiatives.
-Be an innovative thinker, freely accept input from anyone who knows how to make
acceptable changes that save tax dollars.
-Explore all avenues of grants to fund projects.
-Educate all Sheriff's office personnel on how to perform their jobs more efficiently and
cheaper.
-Save on fuel costs by establishing a sub-station in the North End of the county. This
will enable deputies to electronically submit reports to the Sheriff's office without
having to drive unnecessary miles to Trenton. This will also keep deputies equally
distributed throughout the county.
-Seize all property associated with illegal drug activity. Auction the property and use
the funds to purchase equipment and fund training programs.
-Explore alternatives to housing non-violent offenders in the jail, such as an in-home
detention program. This will reduce the cost of housing inmates and assist with over-
crowding in the jail. The inmate will pay all costs associated with this program. The
program will allow inmates to go to work and return home only while being electroni-
cally monitored. Keeping inmates employed will also keep their families off other
government assistance programs.
These are some of the plans I will implement to save your tax dollars. I, now and will,
always accept input on how to operate the Sheriff's Office cheaper and more efficiently.
Together we can control spending within the Sheriff's Office.


Vote Charlie Caulk for Gilchrist County Sheriff
(zero tolerance on drugs/zero tolerance on crime)
Contact Number: (352) 535-5916
Email: CAULK1234@WINDSTREAM.NET
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Brittany McDaniel
Congratulations accompany this
addition of the 4-H'er of the week.
On Monday, July 14 the voting
delegates of the Gilchrist County
4-H Council elected Brittany Mc-
Daniel to be next year's County
Council President.
Brittany is 16 years old and is an
independent 4-H member. Brit-
tany has been in 4-H for nine years
and has participated in the swine,
rabbit, garden, chicken, and sewing
projects. Brittany has also partici-
pated in dairy and poultry judging,
and was a member of this year's 1st
place state poultry judging team. -
An extremely hard worker, Brit-
tany is homeschooled but also en-
rolled in community college. She
Works in the summer in local hay
fields mowing, conditioning, and
bailing and moving hay. Brittany
has turned this into a 4-H tractor
project where she learned about
tractor maintenance, how a diesel
engine works, and tractor opera-
tion.
This week Brittany is represent-
ing Gilchrist County at Florida 4-H
Congress where she is competing
at the state level with her district-
winning demonstration on tractor
safety.


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Brittany McDaniel
Brittany is very involved in West-
side Church of Christ, has served as
County Council Secretary, and Dis-
trict Council Vice President.
A voracious reader, Brittany
tends to be quiet but is extremely
intelligent. This accompanied by
her pleasant personality and attitude
of service has allowed Brittany to
blossom as a leader in recent years.
Congratulations, Brittany, on be-
ing the 4-H'er of the week!
Four-H is a fun club for youth
and is open to any young person in
Gilchrist County ages 5-18 regard-
less of race, gender, religion, or
creed, call (352) 463-3174 for more
information.


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Sheriff's Volunteer
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During the month of June 2008,
crime watch vehicles were driven
1,295 miles and volunteers contrib-
uted 136 hours of their time while
patrolling county roads, working at
school crossings, providing an escort
for a funeral, assisting at an accident,
and directing traffic at the Bell High
School graduation and the Golden
Hook Fishing tournament.
Also during June, CARE (Check
and Respond Everyday) callers made
63 calls to shut-ins who were in
need of the service. This service is
available to all residents of Gilchrist
County who would like to. have a
well-check call on a regular basis.
The next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, August 5th at 6 p.m. in the
Sheriff's Office meeting room. Fol-
lowing the meeting there will be a
training program in radio procedures.
All members are urged to attend.
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO
Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Volunteers

Political rally
planned for Aug. 9
The public is invited to attend a
political rally which will be held on
Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the FFA
Alumni Rodeo Arena.
All candidates seeking election to
an office in Gilchrist County have
been invited to speak.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m.
when candidates will be available to
speak/visit with voters individually.
At 6:30 a question/answer forum
will begin. Voters will have the op-
portunity to hear each candidate in-
troduce themselves and give a brief
statement concerning qualifications;
candidates will then be asked to an-
swer a question related to the office
to which they seek election.
The FFA Alumni will provide a
concession stand with drinks and
refreshments. Lawn chairs are sug-
gested so that individuals may sit in
front of the stage, bleachers are also
available on the side.
Please plan to attend and enjoy an
evening with your candidates.

Chamber of
Commerce Mixer
A Greater Chiefland Area Chamber
of Commerce mixer is scheduled for
Tuesday, July 22 from 5 until 7 p.m.
The event will be hosted by the
Holiday Inn Express at 809 NW 21st
Avenue in Chiefland, in celebration
of its success.
,. Business representatives.,and civic.
Sadmi~niiucatorsinf^regi. a9'9 -
vited to come and enjoy the refresh-
ments, become familiar with the up-
scale facility and meet the staff, and
expand their network of associates.
Please RSVP to Ms. Christina
Sankus at (352) 493-9400 at Holiday
Inn.

Badges United for
Life gives back to
the community
Someone needs blood every two
seconds, and it takes a committed
community to keep up that supply;
Uniformed badge-wearers (such as
fire and rescue, department of correc-
tion and law enforcement employees)
from Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist,
Levy and Dixie counties stepped up
to the plate to compete in LifeSouth's
Eighth Annual Badges United for
Life blood drive and help bolster the
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Kenrick D. Thomas

County Commissioner, District 5

For the last 4 years I have represented the citizens of Gilchrist
County honestly and: faithfully. I have made the citizens one prom-
ise: That I would not forget who I work for. I have kept that promise.
I haven't used this job for any personal gain or for any one group or
individual. I've tried to help anyone who asked me. I haven't turned
my phone off in the last 4 years. I've never said I wasn't working
today. I've missed returning one phone call that I know of in 4 years.
I am a' big supporter of our senior citizens and our youth. I've tried
to be what I feel like a commissioner should be. A servant to the
people and I've given it 100%.
Since being elected I haven't let this job go to my head. I don't hold
myself above anyone. I never have and I won't start now. I am the
same person that was elected 4 years ago. A man told me 'That I
belong to the people.' I agree and I have no problem with that. I've
been out seeing a few people and I'll continue to be out. If I miss you,
please call and I'll come by at your convenience. My signs say "Be-
cause I Care" and I mean every word of that. It's not just taking up
space.
Thank you for your consideration on August 26th.
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The winners of this two-part chal-
lenge received special recognition
certificates, with the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office garnering the most
donors per organization. Florida
Highway Patrol pulled in the most
donations by percentage of employ-
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invite other community members,
family and friends to donate for their
departments as well. The Badges
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units of blood collected in total. The
great caring and commitment shown
by North Central Florida's badge-
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New band director hired at

Trenton Middle-High School


Stacey Trenteseaux
By Carrie A. Mizell
The Trenton Middle-High School
Band will march onto the football
field this fall under the watchful eye
of new band director Stacey Trente-
seaux.
"Mrs. T" as she will undoubtedly
be known to her students was recent-
ly hired to replace former band direc-
tor Jamie Petersheim.
"I think Stacey will continue the
tradition of excellence that our band
has had in the past," said Lynette
Langford, Trenton Middle-High
School principal.
A fall 2007 graduate of the Univer-
sity of Florida, Trenteseaux said she
is looking forward to utilizing her
bachelor's degree in music education


at Trenton Middle-High School.
"I am very excited about the new
school year," Trenteseaux said. "I
love the marching band, it's so much
fun! I am really looking forward to
working with the kids."
Trenteseaux enjoys singing, play-
ing the French horn and piano. She
and her husband reside in Alachua.


Bell FFA

Alumni news
The new school year will soon be
-here and the Bell FFA Alumni is al-
ready gearing up.
Our first meeting will be on Mon-
day, August 11 at 7 p.m. at Akins
BBQ in Bell.
We encourage all past members
and new to attend.
We had a very productive year and
hope to continue and help our FFA
members.
Our first event of the 2008-2009
school year will be the annual FFA
Cake Auction and Shin Dig. This will
take place on Saturday, August 23 at
6 p.m. in the Bell cafeteria.
We will start with a covered dish.
dinner and then have the cake auc-
tion. This year's theme for the cakes
are nusery rhymes, and of course
FFA. All Bell FFA members are en-
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dancing, socializing and cake eating.
Everyone is encouraged to join us.
The money that we raise at the auc-
tion is used for various activities that
our kids participate in and for schol-
arships.
Check-in time for cakes begins at
5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6
p.m. We hope to see you all there.
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THS alumni
volleyball qame
set for Aug. 28
By Carrie A. Mizell
Maybe it's been a few years since
high school, but if you can still run,
jump and spike a volleyball then
Trenton High School needs you
to take part in the 1st Annual THS
Alumni Volleyball Game.
Amy Park Owens and Lyndsay
Parrish Ayers are currently recruiting
THS alumni to play in the first-ever
volleyball game fundraiser sched-
uled for Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the high
school gymnasium.
There will be a $20 registration fee
per player and all proceeds from the
event will go to the THS volleyball
program.
Interested alumni are asked to call
Lyndsay at 463-8605 or Amy at 463-
1182 before Aug. 15 to register for
the game.


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During the week of July '6-11,
Drum Majors Sarah Heaton and
Sarah Bussard, along with Section
Leaders Peter Crane, Christopher
Gerard, and Ryan Johnson, attended
Florida' State University's Marching
Band Leadership Camp.
The Marching Band Leadership
camp is designed for ALL forms
of leadership in a band, whether it
is a Drum Major or 2nd Lieutenant.
This camp has trained many of the
best high school band leaders in the
Southeast.
Instruction varied by position.
Drum Majors focused on conduct-
ing, developing leadership skills,


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October 28
November 11
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November 26-2
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and score analysis, while leaders,
such as Section Leaders or Band
Captains, focused more on commu-
nication skills and group dynamics,
while also developing leadership
skills and performing minor conduct-
ing. However, when on the Chief's
Field, everyone learned the same
marching fundamentals, such as the
proper form of attention, about faces,
and a proper salute.
The leaders of the 2008-2009 THS
Marching Band would like to thank


the THS Band Boosters for their
love and support as we prepare
to lead our band in the upcoming
year. Also, Drum Major Sarah Hea-
ton, and Drums/Percussion Sec-
tion Leader Ryan Johnson, would
like to thank Ameris Bank, Capital
City Bank, and Gray Construction,
Inc. for sponsoring us in our efforts
to-raise money to be able to attend,
FSU's Leadership Camp. We great-
ly appreciate your support.


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2008-2009
GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Monday-Friday Work days for teachers (7.5 hours) each workday
Wednesday District Meeting
Monday First day for students
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Monday Labor Day holiday
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Friday Progress Reports
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Thursday End of 1st 9 weeks 43 days
Friday Teacher workday(7.5 hours)-student holiday
Saturday Superintendent's gala
Tuesday Report Cards
Tuesday Each school will have a Veterans Day program
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Friday Progress Reports
8 Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving holidays
Thursday Early release elementary staff/prof development
Thursday Early release middle/high final exams
Friday Early release end of 2nd 9 weeks-42 days
6 Monday-Friday Christmas holidays
1 Monday-Wednesday Christmas holidays
Thursday-Friday New Year holiday
Monday Teacher workday(7.5 hours)-student holiday
Tuesday School resumes for students
Wednesday Report Cards
Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Friday Progress Reports
Tuesday-Friday FCAT writing grades 4, 8, & 10
Monday President's Day holiday
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Wednesday-Friday FCAT read & math grades 3 10 / sci gr 5, 8, & 11
Friday End of 3rd 9 weeks- 46 days
Monday-Friday FCAT read & math gr 3 10 / sci gr 5, 8, & 11
Monday FCAT testing make ups
Tuesday Report Cards
Friday Teacher workday(7.5 hours)-student holiday
Monday-Tuesday Suwannee River Livestock Fair
Wednesday SuwanneeRiver Livestock Fair
Friday Good Friday holiday
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Friday Wild Beast Feast
Wednesday Progress Reports
Monday-Friday Spring Break holidays
Wednesday Early release-staff/prof development
Sunday Honors Reception
Monday Memorial Day holiday'
Sunday Baccalaureate Services
Wednesday-Thursday Early release end of 4th 9 weeks-49 days
Friday Teacher workday
Friday Bell graduation
Saturday Trenton graduation
Monday Teacher workday
Monday Report Cards


early release for students 1:00 pm
staff/prof development 1:15-3:15
*December 19th early release for staff at 1:15


hurricane make-up days (if needed) November 26, 2008 February 16, January 19, 2009
School Board Approved 3/4/08


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Bulldog basketball stays busy Tips tom aj Garden
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, V# fi a-[ t general tion, and these camps wouldn't have
been possible if not for the dedica-
tion of Mr. David Gray, Mr. Don -
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James Thomas. Parents are almost as
important as the players, and having
willing, helpful people behind a team
such as these behind a coach is im- Timely Garden Tips because overwatering could cause
portant. Of course, there was a lot of the plant to die. It doesn't have many
cost involved, and the Bulldogs can Plant Tips pests or diseases and will tolerate
thank Tom and Bob Cousins, owners Thryallis: Thryallis is an evergreen moderate salt.
of Southeast Car Agency of Gaines- in Florida. It's a fast growing shrub Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow: This
ville, and Al and Sue Ellenburg, own- with showy yellow flowers in sum- plant is an evergreen and blooms
ers of Sunstate Meter and Supply of mer and fall. Moderate water is need- white and then changes to a light
Newberry for donating $250 dollars ed and it will do well in full sun to purple. It tolerates moderate salt and
each to fund the camp admission partial shade. The plant will tolerate needs to be planted in about half
prices. Stay tuned for more during moderate salt. shade.
the regular season, which will show Texas Sage: Another shrub that is Timely Gardening Tips are brought
the profit from the hard work these an evergreen with gray-green foliage. to you by Leonard Allen of Allen's
Left to right, back row: Tyler Mehl, Jam os Thomas, T.J. Kircher, Jady Gray, Chris Wilkerson, Matt Steven- guys have put in. In late spring it's covered with lav- Nursery, Hwy. 55 A, Old Town, 542-
son. Front row: Kyle Shepard, Brock Stone, Jordan Mehl, Steven Woodby, and John Bailey. ender flowers. Light watering is best 7284 or 356-0288.
by Joel Elliott Coach Mehl took the team to three the first round game of the FSU tour- general election ballot in November, erode the state's rich legacy of out-
yJoel Elliott FoaC Mehesooe team I reeh frst oundgm fteFt r would create incentives for landown- door recreation if officials fail to ad-
"In all work, there's profit." Those weekend camps, two in Tallahas- nament. The Bulldogs were down by c resold on ers to set aside land for conservation dress growth projections with wise
are the words that I remember vividly see, and one in Lakeland. The boys sixteen points at the half, seemingly easements or practice proactive con- and creative solutions
- g against a an utiv e marginteasements or practice proactive con- and creative solutions.
from every regular season practice, played twenty-five games against an an unbeatable margin. But, the men supports servation to benefit wildlife. "...It is beyond the means of the
very open gym, every basketball- assortment of teams, public and pri- stormed back, posting a double over- If 60 percent of voters approve the government of the Great State of
related meeting I had going into my vate, 3A and lower. In great fashion, time win, solidifying their winning Am endm ent 4 amendment, it will become part of Florida to purchase all the natural
senior season as a basketball player. they won sixteen and lost only nine, attitude. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- the Florida State Constitution. lands that stand to be lost to devel-
This summer, Coach Mehl has kicked giving a good impression of the team "The experience was great for servation Commission (FWC) unani- The resolution notes that Florida's opment in the years to come," the
it into overdrive. This can only be ex- that sports no upperclassmen, them," Coach Mehl added, "they mously passed a resolution Thurs- population may double to 36 million resolution reads. "(Amendment 4)...
pected from a man who regularly has A good example of how the team played teams from Georgia and Loui- day, expressing support for proposed people within the next 50 years. would offer a meaningful solution to
three open gyms a -week, which the has improved their attitudes, not to siana, and we had fun being a team Constitutional Amendment 4. It says development will claim this issue."
players consistently attend. mention their skills can be taken from and putting the work in." The amendment, to appear on, the millions of acres of wilderness and


Billy Smith for Sheriff Response to the Meet the Candidate Questions:

Dear Citizens: It was very difficult to answer the questions in the "Meet the Candidate" portion of the
Gilchrist County Journal using 50 words or less. I decided to expand my answers by means of this article.
What prompted you to seek election?
My wife and I are raising our three children here in Gilchrist County, ranging in ages 5 to 18. Last year, I started hearing of different possible
candidate names being mentioned, and none of the possible candidates had any law enforcement managerial experience. This office is too important to
trust to just any one. The safety of our county and our children, yours and mine, is very important. After talking this over with my family, and taking
P i it to the Lord in prayer, I decided to run for the office of Sheriff of Gilchrist County.

Past leadership/political experience:
I have 13 years experience as a Police Chief, in combination with 8 of those years as a Fire Chief. I have no political experience.

Why are you the right candidate for the job?
My executive law enforcement experience cannot be equaled by any of the other candidates.
I have prepared budgets and negotiated with municipal and county commissions for the appropriations of funds.
I have written and implemented policies and procedures.
I never go over my budget. This is a point that I am very proud of. I believe in being a good steward of taxpayers' money. I believe in fiscal
responsibility. As a taxpayer as well, I too want to see my tax dollars being spent more wisely. At the end of fiscal year 2006-2007, there was
approximately $10,000 left in my police department budget, and this.year looks to be the same.
In the last five years, the City of Trenton's crime rate has decreased.

In your opinion, what key issue is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office currently facing?
Budget. With state revenue sharing decreasing, and everyone being asked to cut their budgets, it is going to take every bit of fiscal experience the next Sheriff has to do this without eliminating
positions on the road, which would decrease patrol.

What solution would you offer to remedy this issue?
I would restructure the command staff. I will eliminate the chief deputy position and one of the lieutenants. I will promote one of the court bailiffs to the rank of sergeant, and they will be in
charge of court and civil services. I will have a major who will oversee road patrol, communications, investigations, and jail and non-sworn personnel.
I will have an investigator assigned to agriculture and construction crimes until we get a handle on this problem. This officer will then become a narcotics officer. We will recruit reserve.officers
to work in an undercover capacity. Many times, individuals with a law enforcement certificate, will work without compensation to keep their certificate up-to-date.
Do not permit patrol vehicles to be taken home outside of Gilchrist County. Limit cell phones to only the command staff and not "all" of the deputies. Establish north end and eastside
sub-stations. These substations would allow deputies to make phone calls from there if necessary, and also give office space for deputies to do reports without leaving their assigned zones and driving
to the sheriff's office.
Money can be saved in fleet maintenance. Some of the small things can be done in house, i.e. oil changes, tire rotations, and replacing belts and hoses. I also plan to use synthetic fluids in all
the fleet vehicles. Because of the life and quality of the fluids, vehicles can run 5000 to 7500 miles between oil changes. By doing this you can save a tremendous amount of money on labor. Labor
rates for vehicle maintenance is about $60 per hour.
Refurbish patrol cars instead of replacing them as often. A patrol car can be refurbished for approximately $15,000 instead of replacing it for $32,000. Once again, be fiscally accountable to the
citizens for spending their tax dollars wisely.

Please identify the priority, you, as sheriff would have in providing service to the residents and businesses in Gilchrist County?
a) Reduce drugs on our streets.
b) Have a thorough crime investigations staff
c) Quick patrol response to 911 calls.
d) Treat each and every call fairly and strive to provide equal service to all municipalities.

As sheriff, I will make it a priority to make sure that the deputies of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and compassion at all time. It does not cost a
thing to be polite and courteous to one another. Courtesy seems to be getting lost in today's society. I will always give equal service to all citizens of the county no matter what their geographical
location.
Another priority, is drugs on the streets of our county. I have just spent the last ten months conducting an undercover narcotics investigation within the city limits of Trenton, and I saw the
availability of drugs on the streets. The County must have a narcotics task force to help with this issue. I was able to conduct my investigation with very limited resources and manpower, but I was
able to successfully accomplish my goal.
The drug issue is a problem that affects all citizens due to other crimes that spin off from this, i.e. thefts, robberies, violent crimes, and even domestic violence and child abuse.
Another priority would be quicker response times. Response time issues could be solved by dividing the county into zones (north, south and east). A sergeant should roam, and if a zone unit
gets a call, the sergeant will head to that zone to provide back-up and/or in case there is a second call in that zone. By doing these things you will cuf down on response time.
By increasing patrol you will be able to prevent some crime, and you would not have to rely so much on solving it after it happens. I have always been told an ounce of prevention is worth a


pound of cure.

As Sheriff would you strive to work with the Gilchrist County Commissioners on the operational budget of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office?
All the years that I have been a Chief of Police or Fire Chief I have always strived to have a good working relationship with my boards. It is very detrimental to the citizens to not have that type of
working relationship with the county commission.

As Sheriff how would you prepare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office for future growth?
* You first must look at the local crime trends in the surrounding areas and stay informed. Then adjust your resources to take this information into consideration.
* When purchasing new equipment, your manpower needs may change due to the increase in population.
* I will work harder toward protecting our senior citizens from identity theft and scams. These crimes are two of the fastest growing crimes against seniors and 1 will educate our seniors on how
not to become a victim of these types of crimes.

If you have any questions, please call me at 352-538-5823. Please visit my web site at www.BillvSmithforSheriff.com for further information.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Billy Smith, Republican, for Sheriff


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BUDGET SUMMARY


GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD





FISCAL YEAR 2008-09


Proposed Millage Levy:
Local Effort 5.257
D iicrrotinnarv 0 49f


Supplemental Discretionary
Capital Outlav


.0.250
1.750


TOTAL MILLAGE:


ESTIMATED REVENUES GENERAL FUND SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPITAL PROJECTS TOTAL ALL FUNDS
Federal Sources 45,000.00 2,547,642.00 2,592,642.00
State Sources 17,022,733.50 25,030.00 185,325.00 254,588.18 17,487,676.68
Local Sources 4,501,881.15 585,170.00 2,500.00 1,274,602.00 6,364,153.15
TOTAL SOURCES 21,569,614.65 3,157,842.00 187,825.00 1,529,190.18 26,444,471.83
Transfers In 860,159.37 100,000.00 960,159.37
Fund Balance (July 1,2008) 761,978.74 28,973.04 112,464.73 846,360.95 1,749,777.46
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 23,191,752.76 3,286,815.04 300,289.73 2,375,551.13 29,154,408.66


EXPENDITURES
-I 'i-,I-e r & rA e


Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services
Instructional Media Services
Instruction & Curriculum Services
Instructional Staff Training
Instruction Related Technology
Board of Education
General Administration


12,338,909.00
1,025,656.00
383,568.00
409,360.00
62,000.00
182,663.00
269,641.00
262,122.00


School Administration 1,242,872.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 19,500.00
Fiscal Services 334,123.00
Food Service 1,4
Central Services 418,375.00
Pupil Transportation Service 1,275,007.00
Operation of Plant 2,587,864.00
Maintenance of Plant DO: ... ,..9.9~ 200.
Ya Uo -Ad lFlt~rative T~*trilogySbeT ices .vow h 201,350.00 ""'Io

Community Services' 45,000.00
rn -1- + ....- --


1,317,731.46
286,880.04


115,315.35
28,100.00




29,747.15


200.00


1,180,728.64


73,850.00
7,500.00
560.00
300.00


200.00


1 ) Q83 13


5 -14000A


S13,656,64U.0.46
1,312,536.04
383,568.00
524,675.35
90,100.00
182,663.00
269,641.00
291,869.15
1,243,072.00
1,200,228.64
334,123.00
1,473,850.00
425,875.00

1,275,567.00
2,588,164.00
899,772.00-
S' 20,350.00

45,200.00
377QQ 13


Ue Ibt service / - ,o-, .3.., ./-i ,I, -,v.vvt .. 7.. ..
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 21,776,782.00 3,260,384.00 172,853.13 *1,385,868.64 26,595,887.77
TRANSFERS OUT 100,000.00 10,159.37 850,000.00 960,159.37
Fund Balance (June 30, 2009) 1,314,970.76 26,431.04 117,277.23 139,682.49 1,598,361.52
TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS
& BALANCES 23,191,752.76 3,286,815.04 300,289.73 2,375,551.13 29,154,408.66



THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE

OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.




HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

TEN YEAR SUMMARY, 1997-98, 2002-03 AND 2007-08


Total Operating Revenues

$25
$21.89
$20
$17 2C
i $15 1d4 02

$10

$5

$- -- -- -- -- ---- -- -
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year




Total Current Operating Revenues per
Unweighted FTE

$9,000
$7,569.48
$8,000
$7,000 $6,584.43
$6,000 $5,431.54
. $5,000
$4,000
$3,000
$2,000 .
$1,000
s- --4-- -
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year


Total Capital Projects Revenues

$14.00 1 ~1,
$12.00 ,.
$10.00
E $8.00
$6.00




,
$4.00 40
$2.00 07


1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year




Total Employees

450 40
400
345
350
300
300 .
250
m 200

10 0
50

1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year


Total Debt Service Revenues

$190,000
$184.6500
$185,000
$180,000
$175,000
Li
$170,000 165737
$165,737
$165,000
$160,000
$156,000
$150,000
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year




Total Instructional Employees

300 21

250
219
200 190

150

100
o0


7.755


Total Government Revenues

$30 $27.48

$25

a $20 $18 5'

$15

> $10

$5


1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year


Unweighted FTE

2,800
2,749.98
2,750
2,700
S2,650 2,621.25
*5 2,600 2,582.26
2,6550
2,500
2,450- -
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Fiscal Year


2007-08


1997-98 2002-03
Fiscal Year


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LARC Executive Director, Betty Walker warms up her pitching arm in a practice session to prepare for the
LARC Softball Challenge game on August 9th. Pictured above are Board member, Sean Mullins, umpire;
staff members, Barbara Gamble, catcher; Rosa Bowers at bat; Walker pitching; and Nick Brown looking
to make a run for home. LARC Consumers Jackie Deyot, Donnie Seamon, Carl Herman, and Brendon
Pointer provided the cheering section.

LARC challenges Levy candidates


Batter up! will be the cry at Strick-
land Park in Chiefland on Saturday,
August 9, 2008, when the board of
,directors, staff, and consumers of
the Levy Association for Retarded
Citizens will play the candidates for
political office in a softball challenge
game.
LARC has challenged all those
'currently seeking, or unopposed for,
political office to step up to the plate
and play two innings of softball.
But LARC isn't stopping with just
two innings. Following the game be-
tween LARC and the candidates, two
teams of candidates will be picked at
random to play against each other in
a three inning face off. So round up
*your family and friends and come on
',out and cheer for your favorite can-
didates. The softball game will start
at 7 p.m.
The gates to the park will open at
5:30 p.m. and there is a small admis-
sion price per person.
In true baseball spirit, LARC will
-offer for sale hot dogs, hamburgers,


sodas, boiled peanuts, and watermel-
on. Several prizes will be raffled off
during the evening also.
This should be a fun and festive
evening for young and old. We hope
you will be at Strickland Park on Au-
gust 9th when the umpire calls "play
ball."
For more information, please call
LARC at (352) 486-4293.
All proceeds benefit the Levy As-
sociation for Retarded Citizens serv-
ing Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Coun-
ties.

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Reasons to Elect Robert Roux For Sheriff

*I plan to be a working sheriff. I will answer calls and be available as much
as possible. I plan to be out in the community listening to the concerns of
the citizens and providing service.
*Divide the county into four zones to provide coverage for all areas of
Gilchrist County. A major priority is to provide service and protection to the
entire county equally. This will also allow for community oriented law
enforcement. Deputies will be able to get to know the people they serve.
*Provide a safety check program for the homebound citizens.
Deputies would do a routine check each week to check on the well
being of these citizens.
*Increase working relationship with citizens and other agencies to
increase the reduction of crime in Gilchrist County.
*Continue to provide advanced training and education for all employees of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Department.
*Work with school officials to implement a drug awareness program for high school students and
provide the utmost safety for the students and schools in Gilchrist County.
*Implement a county inmate work squad..
*Recruit from within the county for future employees. This will allow citizens to start a career
without leaving Gilchrist County.
*Treat Employees of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department with the utmost respect and get
their input on issues that pertain to and affect them.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The Gilchrist County School District will soon consider
a measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy


A. Initially proposed tax levy


B. Less tax reductions due to
Value Adjustment Board
and other assessment changes



C. Actual property tax levy



This year's proposed property tax levy


$ 5,354,681.00





$ 87,133.00



$ 5,267,548.00



$ 5,712,353.00


A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order
for the school board to receive $12,227,050 in state education
grants. The required portion has increased by 11.03 percent,
and represents approximately seven tenths of the total
proposed taxes.


The remainder of the taxe
discretion of the school board.


.s is proposed solely at the


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the
tax increase to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at 6:15
p.m. at the Gilchrist County School Board Meeting Room
located at 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693.

A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing.


"NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND
CALL DANNY ANYTIME."

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(352)L463,-J4832 -- Mobile (352) 493-5345
110-S-.W. 25th Street -- Bell, Florida


NOTICE OF TAX FOR

SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Gilchrist County School District will soon consider a measure to impose a 1.750 mill
property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.

This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.005 mills for operating
expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING
EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN INTHE ADJACENT NOTICE.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,224,602 to be used on the follow-
ing projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Trenton Elementary School Classroom Addition

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Roof Repairs
Miscellaneous Maintenance, Renovation, and Repair at Various Sites

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of Four (4) School Buses

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment

PAYMENTS OF LOANS APPROVED PURSUANT TO SS.1011.14 and 1011.15, F.S.
SunTrust

PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE
NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Relocatables at the Various School Sites

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 6:15 P.M.
at
Gilchrist County School Board Meeting Room
310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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42( 2008


THURSDAY, JULY







I e.Te ILHRS CUNY ORNL HRSAY JL 2,20


IReunions I
Kelly Family
The annual Kelly family reunion
will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008
at the home of A.M. Kelly, Jr. at 339
NW CR 341 in Bell.
All family and friends are invited
to attend. Please bring a covered dish
and join us for lunch at 1 p.m.

Swilley Family
Our annual Swilley reunion will be
at Hart Springs on Sunday, July 27,
2008.
Bring a covered dish lunch. Lunch
will be served at 1 p.m.
Come early and stay late to visit
with family and friends.


Viola Crews
Shepherd Family
The Viola Crews Shepherd family
will be having a reunion on Saturday,
August 2, 2008 at the Bell Commu-
nity Center.
All family members and friends
are invited to attend. A covered dish
luncheon will be served at 12 noon.

Poley Horne
The Poley Home reunion will be
held on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at
the Levy County Quilt Museum.
S.J. Hall will be entertaining, bring
your guitars, fiddles, and food.
Call 493-2801 for more informa-
tion.


42nd Philman
Family and Friends
Please make plans to attend the
42nd Philman family and friends re-
union on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at
Hart Springs, pavilion A and B.
Bring your favorite dish along with
all the trimmings, drinks, ice, etc. to
share. Lunch will be served follow-
ing a short meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Arrive early and stay late. Meet
new family members, remember the
old days, and make new memories
for the future. Bring your pictures,
stories. etc to share and help make
thir"turuonVble-ing for everyone
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Elect Daniel

Slaughter for Gilchrist County Sheriff

My Platform is LEADERSHIP

Leadership is knowing the way, showing the way and going the way.

Empower the men and women of the Sheriff's Office to perform their duties to the highest standards of excellence.


A actively pursue Federal/State grants to offset the expenditures, be fiscally
responsible and take innovative measures to decrease cost.

*Develop better working relationships with all local, state and federal
law enforcement agencies.

Expand drug interdiction and narcotics investigations throughout Gilchrist County.
We must be more proactive in our response to this issue for the safety of
our citizens and our younger generation.

Respect and treat every citizen fairly and equally.

Substations in the northern and eastern sections of the county to decrease
response time, save fuel, and allow the area citizens a more personal
relationship with the officers in their area.

Hands-on leadership, being visible, accessible and responsive to the public
to address issues in a meaningful way.


,slaughter4sheriff@gmail.com
(352) 949-6435


I corporate Character First principles within the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office to promote integrity and
professionalism, boost morale and increase public support.

Proper planning for present and future needs of our growing community.
As your Sheriff, I have the experience to handle the position and you can be assured I will work closely with our Commissioners,
our Department of Public Safety and the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Staff to provide and maintain a level of service that will
effectively provide safety and security for all citizens and maximize our tax dollars.


I thank you and ask for your vote on August 26th.
Daniel Slaughter .... ,, i....,


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Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
July 17th. at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. Some weeks are slow but
this week has been busy. Monday,
peaches were canned; Tuesday, the
boys were out; Wednesday, two of us
went to N. Gilchrist to visit the Joy-
ful Heart Quilters and in the after-
noon we had the second group of 4-H
sewing class and today was quilting.
But all was enjoyable. The Joyful
Heart Quilters were started in 1991
and we went up for six weeks to get
them started. I got to see two of the
first ones and it was great to visit and
remember old times.
Derick and six boys were out Tues-
day and got so much done, planted


blueberries, cleaned the floor in the
great room, mowed and weeded.
Thanks Lancaster.
We want to thank all those who do-
nate fabric and crafts. It does come in
handy. We seem to be able to get rid
of a lot of things out here.
Today we had visitors from Willis-
ton as well as Thomasville, Georgia.
So great to see old friends.
Lunch was so good with noodles,
peas and carrots, fried potatoes,
squash, pasta salad, biscuits, potato
chips and dip, brownies, chocolate
pie, and cookies.
There were 20 guests and members
present.
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Springhouse Quilters Guild
hosts 4-H youth sewing and
quilting daycamps
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Left to right: Allison Green, Erin Hurst, Ashton Sanchez, Briana
Leverette, Chelsea Standridge, Hannah Hurst, Kaylee Crawford,
and Brandalyn Bishop.


The Springhouse Quilters Guild
building has been ringing with
sounds of laughter and busy sew-
ing machines this summer as it was
the location for three week long
Gilchrist County 4-H sewing and
quilting daycamps.
Instructors were members of the
guild who volunteered to share their
love of sewing and quilting with
hopes of enriching the lives of our
youth.
For some youth it was their first
exposure to the sewing machine.


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Others, who had been coming to
camp for several years, were able
to.complete their last 12-inch quilt
block. Next summer they will sash
and sew them together for a full-size
quilt top. The first thing each class
did was to make a colorful pillow
case, with finished seams, that will
be donated to "A Case of Smiles," a
national organization that provides
pillows for hospitalized children.
Our local Shands Hospital will re-
ceive over 50 cases made with love
by Gilchrist County 4-H youth.


Shannon Smith
352-463-0825


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The beginner classes this year
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which will probably be after the new
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Beverly Shobe, special project
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Ouilters News Friday, July 25, 2008
Springhouse Quilter's night group Trenton Community Center
had a treat and a challenge last Tues-
day night as Mary Kay Lucas and 5:00p.m. 8:00p.m.
Lois Scott shared information on
making an "X block" quilt.
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S. V. L.
FOOTBALL & CHEER
CAMP 2008


Thursday, July 31st and Friday August 1st
6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, August 2nd 10:00am-noon
At McArthur Park


SVL registration form must be completed prior to attending camp.
Registration fees are due at the time of sign up and
registrations will not be accepted without payment.
All football players must provide a non-returnable copy
of their birth certificate at sign up.
For more information contact:

Football


Registration and Party Change deadline
is July 28 (Office open until 7pm, this date only)
for the August 26 Primary Election.

Florida has a Closed Book Primary
which means you have to vote in the party
you are registered. If you're not sure
what party you are registered with,
please give us a call.

Early Voting is August 11-23
9am 5pm at the
Supervisor of Election's Office
in the courthouse.

Don't want to drive to the polls
due to high gas prices?
Sick? Out of town?
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Call: Connie, Tracy, or Lisa
at
1* 352-463-3194
352-463-3195
Toll Free: 800-471-8083

Or E-Mail us at
Elections@gilchrist.fl.us


Public L&A testing will be held
in our office August 4th at 11am


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There is more to "joy" than just a
bottle of soap to clean your dishes.
Now don't get me wrong, I love clean
dishes as good as any woman, but
face it.. .there is a desire within all of
us to experience something good that
outlasts a clean kitchen, or even get-
ting a new car or hearing some good
news. We may not even realize it, but
joy is what we are seeking. Joy is that
deep sense of "well-being" that can
withstand everything from the minor
crisis, like a cell phone not work-
ing, to a major health crisis, relation-
ship crisis, and yes, even a __
crisis.. .(you fill in the blank.) Joanie
Tabor, a Christian recording artist re-
cently spoke about joy at my home
church. She gave a great explanation:
"Happiness is what happens when
we get our way; Joy is what happens
when we get God's way!" We have
to admit it... getting our own way is
often not what is best for us, even if
it makes us happy for the moment.
Besides, happiness tends to rely on
circumstances: when they are good,
happiness comes, when they go bad,
happiness leaves!
Joy is the result of never having to
regret it when God has His way in
our life or in our relationships. His
way will always be what is best for
us.. .and this brings lasting joy. The
Bible explains joy with another add-
ed benefit in Nehemiah 8:10, "...the
joy of the Lord is your strength."
Strength is just what we need when
life is crashing down around us.. .this
doesn't mean we go around smiling


and laughing like we have no prob-
lems. It refers back to that deep sense
of well-being that gives us stability
and security. In Psalm 16:2, David
writes, "I said to the Lord, You are
my Lord; apart 'from you I have no
good thing." The original Hebrew
meaning of the phrase "no good
thing" actually translates "no sense
of well-being." In verse 8, he says,
"I have set the Lord always before
me. Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken." "I will not be
shaken" translates the same...I will
not lose my sense of well-being. It
seems this was an important concept
to David...as it is to us. Our sense
of well-being affects every decision
we make, the way we do our jobs,
the way we relate to our families and
friends, and the temperature of our
marriage. Getting our own way may
please us temporarily but over time it
will do some real damage to our re-
lationships with others. "Setting the
Lord always before me," means that
in all we do, we consider what would
be pleasing to Him. If we aren't sure
what that is, take the time to seek His
answers!
How is your sense of well-being?
Check yourself: Are you tired of re-
lationships not working and being
unhappy? Ready to admit that just
maybe you are manipulating to get
your own way?
Opt for joy by letting God have His
way... because your heart matters.
Blessings,
Angie


Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
.7700 S.W., CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle


first come, first serve school supplies. From The Shelves of the
Everything will be given away, there
is absolutely no charge. B el li r
So, if you have a need please come B ell EL brary
out and see us at Mt. Nebo on Sat- This week I will report on a new bring to mind.
urday, August 2, from 7:30 a.m. to book written by Fern Michaels, "The For the beginning reader, we v
1 p.m. Marriage Game" in which Samantha discuss "How the Trollusk Got 1
For information call our church of- has just received a notice that her Hat" by Mercer Mayer. Roger's
fice at (386)P35-3575. new husband is filing was a new Squee
Mt. Nebo is located 3 miles north for a divorce. She also /skin hat but a strc
of Bell at 4200 NW Highway 340. has learned she is wife f _, wind blew his hat aw


CHURCH

NEWS
Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church annual
Caring and
Sharing Day
On Saturday, August 2nd, Mt.
Nebo Baptist Church will be having
our "Caring and Sharing Day" for
those in our community who have a
need for items such as: clothes, shoes,
household items, some furniture, and


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is a local, non-profit corporation that
provides free, quality civil legal ser-
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in seventeen counties throughout
North Florida. Three Rivers is now
providing representation to eligible
clients for noni-domestic-violence
dissolution of marriage proceedings
and guardian advocacy actions. Ap-
plicants who live in Alachua, Baker,
Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union
counties may call our local number
(352) 372-0519 or our toll-free num-
ber (800) 372-0936 to schedule an
appointment.


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For

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Charles Brock, Music Director
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M morning W orship...................... ... ... .................. 10:30 AM
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Evening Worship Service............................................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth.............................. 7:00 PM
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Morning Worship ..................11:00 AM +
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number eight and the
cad she married has
gone missing. Maybe
if she and her friends
join the FBI they will
be able to find him. I
personally wonder if
he is worth the time to
search. What are your
thoughts?
"Nature's Camouflage" is the topic
we will investigate this week for the-
junior age by considering the praying
mantis which blends with dead twigs
and thinking about the polar bear in
the snow at the north pole. The young
deer's coat is patterned with white
patches that camouflage it. The fe-
male robin's color is dull and as she
sits on the nest she blends with back-
ground. What other cases does this


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His
hat
zle
'ng
way


high up into the sky.
.He rented a plane but
it crashed and Roger
decided he would just
go home. Finally his
/ hat had blown into a
window and the owner
of the house found his
name inside and he de-
cided to try and return
it. Read the book and see if Roger fi-
nally gets his hat back.
We will have "Story time" for the
younger children on July 29, August
5th and 12th at 9:30 a.m.
Please let us know if your child
will be attending.
Hope to see you at Bell Library
soon.
The Bookworm


You're Invited to a
Barbecue
to be held
Saturday, August 2nd
5pm-8pm
at the
Jamerson Sheffield
American Legion Hall
(Hwy-129 between Trenton & Bell)
Come and Meet
Sheriff Candidate
Robert Roux

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10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service
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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
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$SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:4.5 AM
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JULY 24,2008


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(Obituaries

Mr. Winston Gray .
Cannon
Mr. Winston Gray Cannon, 81,
passed away on Friday, July 18, 2008
at Tri-County Nursing Home.
Mr. Cannon was born on October
28, 1926 in Chiefland to Marshall
and Vallie Cannon. He was a lifelong
resident of the area. Mr. Cannon was
a retired barber and of the Baptist
faith.
Mr. Cannon was preceded in death
by his parents, Marshall and Val-
lie Cannon; three brothers, Charles
Cannon, Kenneth Cannon, and Rudy
Rollin.
He is survived by a daughter, Sher-
rill Spence of Salt Springs; two sons,
Larry G. Cannon of Pensacola, and
Danny Cannon of St. Augustine;
three brothers, Lawrance Cannon of
Chiefland, Ronald Cannon of Dothan,
Alabama, and Al Janney of Orlando;
a sister, Betty Parkinson of Williston;
and several grandchildren.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Mr. Steve Alan Harmon
Mr. Steve Alan Harmon, 55, of
Fanning Springs passed away on July
17, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Harmon was born in St. Pe-
tersburg and was an automotive me-
chanic.
He is survived by his wife, Debo-
rah Harmon of Fanning Springs; son,
Alan Harmon of Chiefland; daughter,
Amber Doubrley of St. Petersburg;
brothers, Tom Harmon of Waynes-
ville, North Carolina and James Har-
mon of Ashville, North Carolina and


eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made in Mr. Harmon's memory to
Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties,
311 NE 9th St. Chiefland, FL 32626.
Arrangements were placed under
the care Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices in Chiefland.


Mrs. Helen Sanders
Parrish
Mrs. Helen Sanders Parrish, 85,
passed away on Sunday, July 20,
2008 at North Florida Regional Med-
ical Center.
Mrs. Parrish was born on May
18, 1923 in Trenton to Leamon and
Mable Sanders. She was a lifelong
resident of Gilchrist County. For the
past two years Helen was a resident
at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center. She was a homemaker and
a member of First Baptist.Church of
Trenton.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, L.R. Parrish, and a brother,
Earl Gray Sanders.
A graveside service was held on
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Jen-
nings Lake Cemetery with Pastor
Glen Webber conducting the service.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Mr. Roy T. Sills, III
Mr. Roy T. Sills, III, 45, of Cedar
Key passed away on July 13, 2008.
He was born in Jacksonville and
he has been in Cedar Key most of his
life, where he was a clam farmer.
He is survived by his sons, William
Timothy Sills and Joshua Pershing
Sills; and daughter, Shyloh Elizabeth
Sills all of Cedar Key; his mother,
Cobina Sills of Chiefland; father,
Roy Sills, Jr. of Citra; sisters, Sandra


Lee Sills of Roselle, Illinois, Donna
Renee Douglas of Niceville, Monica
Sue Miller of Madisonville, Texas;
and six nieces and two nephews.
Graveside services were held on
Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Shiloh
Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Web-
ber. officiating. Visitation was held
on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the
funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices in Chiefland.


Willie Mae "Ma Mae"
Sims
Willie Mae "Ma Mae" Sims, 87,
homemaker, Church Mother of Beth-
el A.M.E. Church, went home to be
with the Lord on Saturday, July 5,
2008 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her
son, Harry Sims; daughters, Evelyn
Copeland and Barbara Sims.
Those left to cherish her memory
are her sons, Ralph Sims (Armilla),
Lonnie Sims, Jr. (Leila), Timothy
Davis (Debra), Herbert Davis of
Trenton and Joe Sims (Pearl) of Mi-
ami; her daughters, Mary Kearney,
Geraldine Sims (Levy) of Trenton,
Annie Brown (Paul) of St. Peter-
burg, and Laverne Stanley (Clifford)
of Archer; 100+ grandchildren, 50+
great-grandchildren, 25+ great-great-
grandchildren; brother-in-law, Otis
B. Sermon; nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
Homegoing services were held on
Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the Tren-
ton High School 'Auditorium with
Reverend Michael Baker officiating.
The burial followed at Trenton Com-
munity Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to
Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home in
Gainesville.


Card Of Thanks
We the family of the late Willie
Mae (Moma Mae) Sims would like
to thank each and everyone for their
kind words, expressions of sympathy,
cards, food, phone calls, visits, and
prayer during the loss of our dearly
beloved family member.
May God so ever bless you for all
that you have done for our family
during this time. I
Sincerely
The Sims Family


"Sticks and stones will break my
bones but words will never hurt."
Ummm, no I do not think that little
ditty would resonate with much suc-
cess on Wall Street these days...or for
that matter with a man of the cloth
desirous of practicing surgery...or a
former senator and now former eco-
nomic advisor to a certain political
campaign who is living proof that
an economics education does not an
economist make.
Former senator Phil Gramm pro-
nounced the United States a "nation
of whiners" wringing their hands
and moaning about a recession that's
all in their pointy little heads. Those
last three words, although they cap-
ture his meaning, were not Gramm's
but were added by Alan Abelson of
Barron's. Regardless, Gramm is dead
wrong on the state of the economy.
Just ask anyone trying to cope with
runaway prices and standstill wages.
To paraphrase Abelson, if the ongo-
ing demolition of the housing indus-
try, the vicious credit crunch, rising
price of crude oil, $4.00 plus gaso-
line, the inexorable rise in the cost
of such existential items as food and
medical care, 5.5 percent unemploy-
ment by even Uncle Sam's skewed
reckoning, rapidly declining consum-
er confidence and the dramatic losses
on Wall Street during the first half of
the year are all figments of a febrile
imagination, just what kind of eco-
nomic hell would qualify in Gramm's
eyes as a recession.
No, in my opinion Phil Graham had
it backwards, it is not America that
is full of whiners it is the corporate
elite who whine the most. Corporate
executives, those whose positions of


Streetwise


authority and exorbitant compensa-
tion are supposed to reflect their ex-
perience, intelligence and professed
accountability, cry foul when called
to task for failure and incompetence.
Take General Motors for example.
I have on an occasion called GM the
most unenlightened company on the
planet. Recent comments from its
illustrious head, Richard Wagoner,
only reinforce that belief. Amid spec-
ulation on Wall Street that GM was
headed towards bankruptcy, Wagoner
called comments from Street analysts
"not at all constructive..."
Anybody remember that analysts
have had their feet held to the fire .to
ensure they meet their responsibil-
ity to the investing public and voice
their views objectively. Executives
like Wagoner should keep in mind
Harry Truman's legendary comment,
"If you can't stand the heat, stay out
of the kitchen."
Doctored photos and misleading
statements from Iran's recent war
games shook the oil markets, sending


By Lauren Rudd


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GILCHRIST FLORIDA
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SELECTS NOMINATING COMMITTEE
On July 21, 2008, the Board of Trustees of Central Florida
Electric Cooperative, Inc. met and appointed the following
members as a committee for nominations:
Lawrence C. Cannon Robert Rarikin
V.C. Cannon Clinton Rogers Bernice Collins
Charlene Schlemmer Kenneth Griffin Michael Shea
Ernest A. Haile B.J. Walrath
The committee, will meet on July 28, 2008, at- 6;00 p.m. to
select nominees to represent Districts 1,5, and 9 as Trustees
of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. These districts
are presently represented by:
Thelma McCain District I
Donnie Lane District 5
Clyde Townsend District 9
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October 4,2008. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the
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the price of crude to a record $147
per barrel, resulting in an additional
$25 million per day to Iran's econ-
omy. As one expert put it; the Irani-
ans are tweaking our noses. Sounds
familiar...you could probably paint a
number of corporate executives and
politicians with the same brush.
During World War II there was a
saying, "loose lips sink ships." John
Reich, the director of the Office of
Thrift Supervision, blamed Indy-
Mac's failure on derogatory com-
ments made by Sen. Charles Schum-
er. Schumer had nothing to do with
IndyMac's failure. The failure was
brought about because the mortgage
industry played fast and loose with
the rules, while regulators like Reich
turned a blind eye. After all, this is
the era of deregulation, laissez-faire
and minimal government oversight
or intervention. Yes, once again the
fat cats dine and the average taxpayer
is left paying the check.
Note to readers: Streetwise recent-
ly celebrated its 20th anniversary,
having appeared in newspapers for
over 1,040 consecutive weeks. To
the thousands of you that have writ-
ten in over the years telling me you
enjoy and benefit from my sanguine
comments, I thank you. Naturally,
there have been a few letters with a
contrarian comment or two. Interest-
ingly, compliments are usually a few
lines, while calling me a dolt requires
a page or two. Such is the life of a
columnist.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-56-CA
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORA-
TION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVIN P. DAVIS and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant who
are unknown to be dead or alive whether
said unknown are persons, heirs, devisees,
brother claimants; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KEVIN P. DAVIS; TENANT I/
UNKNOWN TENANT; and TENANT
II/UNKNOWN TENANT, in possession
of the subject real property,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MR. KEVIN P. DAVIS
5599 SE 70th Avenue
Trenton, Florida 32693
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KEVIN P. DAVIS
5599 SE 70th Avenue
Trenton, Florida 32693
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for foreclosure has been filed against you
regarding the subject property with a le-
gal description, to-wit:
Commence at the SE comer of Section
34, T9S, R16E for a point of reference.
Thence run along the East line of said
Section 34, N 01 deg. 46 min, 08 sec. W,
2019.98 feet to the point of beginning.
Thence continue along said East line, N
01 deg. 46 min. 08 sec. W 688.89 feet
to the Southerly edge of existing County
Graded Road; thence run along said
Road edge, S 89 deg. 56 min. 38 sec.
W, 316.20 feet; thence ruin S. 01 deg. 46
min. 08 sec. E, 688.89 feet; thence run N


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89 deg. 56 min, 38 sec. E, 316.20 feet to
the point of beginning.
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Gary I. Gassel, Esquire, Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 2191 Ringling
Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34237 on or
before the 14 day of August, 2008.
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated this 7 day of July, 2008.
(SEAL)
Clerk of Court
By: LAyers /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub. July 17, 24, 2008b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 21-2008- CP-0025
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ADAN T. TORRES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ADAN T. TORRES, deceased, whose
date of death was May 2, 2008, File
Number 21-2008-CP-0025, 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 names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal
representatives' attorney are set forth
below.
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
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION


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OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is July 24, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
SHEREE H. LANCASTER
Florida Bar No. 602922
SHEREE H. LANCASTER, P.A
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: 352/463-1000
Personal Representatives:
CARMEN M. TORRES
21 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115
BRUNILDA TORRES
7 St. John Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Pub. July 24, 31, 2008b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, July 29,
2008 at 6:00 P.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. GE/United
4. Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
A. Current Projects
B. Public Hearing-6:15 P.M.,Adopt
Tentative Budget and Millage
C. District Advisory Council Report
Review
D. Proposed Cost Reductions
6. Personnel
A. Appointments
B. NEFEC/FREE EPI Scholarship
7. Student Services
A. Out of County Student Transfer
Applications
8. Removal of Items from Consent
Agenda
9. Consent Agenda
10. Reports
NOTE:. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
PLEASE TAKE. NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub.July 24, 2008b.

TOWN OF BELL
P.O. Box 116
BELL, FL 32619-0116
352-463-6288
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bell
Town Council will hold a Special Meet-
ing on Monday, July 24,2008 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Bell Town Hall, located at 3240 W.
Railroad Lape, Bell, Florida..
SPECIAL MEETING
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
July 24, 2008 6:00 p.m. Town Hall
AGENDA
A. Call to order
B. Invocation Flag
C. Business
1. Review and approve a Resolution
authorizing the conditions of a short-
term loan from Capital City Bank


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D. Adjourn
Pub. July 24, 2008b.

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular
Session Monday, July 28, 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.Adoption of Agenda
C.Unscheduled Guests
D.Action Items
1.Final Reading Ordinance 2008-5
LDR 08-1 Rezoning Action Manu-
facturing
E.Discussion Items
1. Fire Service
2. Budget Workshop
F.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. July 24, 2008b.


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From the Desk of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P.
Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report
for week ending
July 21,2008

On June 30, 2008, Frank D. Wal-
dron, 6/15/77, was arrested on charges
of VOP/Felony DWLSR and Grand
Theft III.
On July 14, 2008, David D. Hull,
1/19/7.1, was arrested on the charge of
FTA/DWLSR.
On July 14, 2008, Donald C. Spirit,
12/11/62, was arrested on the charge
of VOP/Willful & Wanton Reckless


VOP/Grand Theft and a Calhoun
County Warrant with the charge of
VOP/Resisting Officer.
On June 18,2008, Robert V. Hagan,
8/22/88, was arrested on a Bond Sur-
render with the charge of Battery.
On July 16, 2008, Mary Lou
Wright, 8/13/52, was arrested on the
charge of Aggravated Battery/Do-
mestic Violence.
On July 17, Kyle A. Paulk,
11/26/87, was arrested on the charge
of No Valid Drivers License.
On July 17, 2008, April F. Farmer,
2/7/69, was arrested on a Levy Coun-
ty Warrant with the charge of FTA/
Fraud/Insufficient Funds.


On July 18, 2008, Michael R.
Reyes, 7/26/78, was arrested on an
Alachua County Warrant charging
Writ of Bodily Attachment.
On July 20,2008, Morris Stephens,
1/4/82, was arrested on charges of
Possession of More than 20 Grams,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Resist Law Enforcement Officer
without Violence, DWLSR/with
knowledge and a Clay County War-
rant with the charge of Simple Bat-
tery.
On July 20, 2008, Matthew Gam-
ble, 10/8/82, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Possession of Alcohol
by Person under age of 21.


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BUTION: To be held Saturday, July MENT: 352-463-1953 & 352-578-4559. CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.
2008 at 10 Oam at the Bell Club House, 8tb,6-26-8-14


located behind the Bell Town Hall in
Bell. Proof of Gilchrist County residency
is required.
1 tb,7-24


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1960 FORD T-BIRD: All power, $1,500.
727-434-3412.
2tb,7-24-7-31


Lost & Found

IF YOU HAVE LOST A PET please
remember to call your local animal
shelter. Gilchrist County call 352-463-
3158.
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Yard Sale I

TWO FAMILY YARD SALE, July 26
& 27 from 8-3 at 910 SE 43 Ave. East of
47, off of 232. Look for pink signs. 352-
214-0907.
Itp,7-24

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: July 25th &
26th. Furniture, tools, household items,
clothing & much more. 8550 NE 40th
Ct. First street south of Santa Fe River on
SR-47. See signs.
ltb,7-24


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HOMEOWNERS, MOBILE HOME & VACANT
40 companies risk from $10,000 to $10,000,000
WORKERS COMPENSATION 0 DOWN
Earn up to 20% return premium (call for details)
GENERAL LIABILITY = for all type risk
AUTO & COMMERCIAL = auto 20 companies
352-371-9696 Financing Available SSI Agencies


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Commercial and Residential
State Building Contractor CBC058489
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For Sale I

FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPING
NEEDS visit Allen's Nursery. We carry
shade & fruit trees, shrubs, flowers,
hanging baskets, flower vines &
ornamental grasses. Old Town, Hwy 55A,
Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-7284 or 356-0288.
tfnb,7-3

2-MAN AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave
message.
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Services

HOME HOUSE EDUCATOR for basics
in elementary reading, writing, and math.
Specializing in alternative health care &
nutritious meal preparation. Some chauf-
feuring as necessary. 386-454-0741.
3tb,7-24-8-7

BOBCAT TRACTOR WORK: Drive- -
ways, house slabs, fence lines, root rake,
small trees, dump truck service. Wes We-
ber, 463-0065.
5tb,7-3-7-31

FOR QUALITY LAWN MAINTE-
NANCE call Chuck 463-6503.
9tp,6-5-7-31

CLEANING: Commercial or residen-
tial. t's my job, it pays my bills. Lic.
Bonded. Cleaning products supplied. De-
tailed work. Affordable rates. Reliable.
17 years in: the business. References.
Monthly, Weekly, Bi-weekly. Call Marci
at 386-965-5617.
15tp,4-24-7-31

WHOLESALE METAL ROOFS: Save
Money... Drywall- hanging, texturing,
metal studs. CBC058489 CCC1326066.
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on your lot. Visit our sales & de
ter at 26761 SE Hwy-19, Old'To
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime
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JERRY WILKS FILL DII
VICE:. Fill dirt, driveways,
demolition, limerock, land
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Help Wanted


SERVICE TECHNICIAN POSITION
AVAILABLE: Jones & Son Fire Extin-
guisher Service. Work includes outside


Z sales and service of fire extinguishers and
fire suppression systems. Clean driver's
license and background check required.
High school diploma or GED equivalent
)mes built required. Permanent status pending suc-
sign cen- cessful completion of a training course
wn ope and state certification. Looking for a self-
e Homesmotivated, independent individual with a
tfnb,2-28positive working attitude. Come by our
tfnb,2-28 office for application and appointments
will be scheduled for interview. Our of-
IT SER-
topsoil, fice is at 9049 South US Hwy-129, Tren-
topsoil' ton. 352-463-2053.


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TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION
WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
226-3005.
tfhb,l11-16

PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
ING, DECK & PATIO BUILDING
and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
weekends.
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MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
fin, 1-043

DIXIE MONUMENTS/OLD TOWN,
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our inventory. Com-
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a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
*8am-12noon or call for free after hours
appointment.
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TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155....... .. ,.. ..
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2tb,7-17-7-24


I r Help Wanted


WANTED: Good men willing to work in
construction industry. Need 50-100 men
18 years of age and older, drug and alco-
hol free, willing to work long term. Posi-
tions will pay $50K to $100K per year.
$1K per week. These positions require a
clean record that will require a passport.
IF YOU ARE LAZY, NO NEED TO AP-
PLY. Call Gary McPherson at 386-935-
3362 for hiring.
6tb,6-26-7-31

PROMINENT LEVY COUNTY DAY-
CARE is seeking qualified childcare
teachers. Intro classes required, CDA
preferred. Fax resume to 888-605-9278.
DFWP


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-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped 9.97-acre property (located about
3/4-mile from the Suwannee, near Wannee). Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (w/top-line
appliances) & more. Also has a 46x40 garage/workshop bldg. (w/space for horse livestock)-call/email Barabara for details...$374,900.
SPACIOUS BRICK HOME ON ACREAGE IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice, on a landscaped, treed 9.2-acres near Suwannee at
Little Lake City. Has over 2,300 inside sqft., with full garage, enclosed pole barn & outbuilding-call Barbara for full info...$324,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): A 2006 CB/Stucco-built home,
with 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), with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...Seller motivated...$249,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & HOME NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Lots of large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home and 8.7-acre
tract, located near US-129. Home has spacious living room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, roomy BR's & more; property also has 2-level pole
barn...$209,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
landscaped, in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room, fireplace, full kitchen w/china cabinetry, & more...Sellers VERY motivated...$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
Towo. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached.great location...$139,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-built in Trenton, on landscaped 150x100 tract at west end of town. Has
good-sized living room, full dining room/kitchen, I-vehicle carport & more--call our office for full details...$129,900.
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.
AFFORDABLE HOME IN CHIEFLAND: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept CB-built home along ParkAve. in town, 1096 sqft. of living space, full appliances for
kitchen & utility room, & more. Has possibility for 'SHIP' program purchase (for eligible Buyer)--call our office for details...$79,900.
Reduced (From $79,900)--FRAME 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 property & contents being sold in 'as is'
condition--Owner is Motivated to Sell...$68,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which has 3 spaces' for businesses rentals (and also a 2 BR/1 BA
apartment), located at the heart of downtown Bell along US-129. Excellent income potential in growing community--call Jean for full details...$349,900.
SOLID OLDER-FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, with over 1600 sqft.,
including brick fireplaces and large front porch. Located on 67x150 tract in Trenton, property also has commercial-zoning possibilities-call or email to our
office, for full details...$149,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details..$112,500.
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots (total size of 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
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--Seller is VERY Motivated...$149,900.
WOODED 5-ACRES & LIKE-NEW MANUFACTURED: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home in showroom condition, split-plan with large
greatroom/kitchen. On an under-brushed 5-acre tract, with perimeter fencing, located just north of Bell; also has 2-vehicle car cover & more...$136,000.
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.
WOODED 15+ ACRES, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby SR-47 approx. 10 miles from town.
Property has an 'as is' tri-level manufactured home (w/frame additions), includes full fencing/gated entry. Well/septic system & outbuildings; call/email for
details...Owner is Ready to Sell...$99,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat, clean 27x56 2003 manufactured home, on a wooded 1.16-acre tract, at east end
of Gilchrist Co. (close to Newberry/Gainesville). Home has new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding, and more--has been priced to sell by
owners...$84,900.
SPACIOUS M/HOME & POLE-BARN WORKSHOP IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Very nice, roomy 28x48 1990 Manufactured Home, with 14x30
attached bonus room, and 26x30 pole barn/workshop, all on landscaped/fenced 2 lot tract at Ayers Estate. Owner has put in new carpeting/MH
skirting...$79,900.
NEAT/CLEAN, 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 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...$69,900.
AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5 BA: Neat/clean 14x56, on 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!!...$59,900.
PRICED TO SELL!! MANUFACTURED HOME EAST OF TRENTON: 2 BR/1 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.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
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.
9.73 ACRES--TWO 9+ ACRE TRACTS--CLOSE TO RIVER, NW OF BELL: Two side-by-side wooded 9.73-acre tract (one w/some improvements),
near to the Suwannce off CR-340...$99,000 (improved)/$89,900 (unimproved).
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Six tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy, a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $51,900 (unimproved);
$77,900 (with well & septic).
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...Single 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:


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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008


Help Wanted


PARENT EDUCATOR: Do
parenting experience? Do you l
ing with families? The Child A
vention Project seeks a full-tir
Educator in Gilchrist County t
home-based services to at-risk
and their children. One OPS
available to cover Gilchrist Cou
hrs./wk at $9.00/hr. Qualificati
or previous parenting experien
ferred, but not required. Biling
Spanish is a plus. Please send co
and resume to Annie McPhers
Abuse Prevention Project, 1
16th Ave., Gainesville, FL, 326'
mcphea@peds.ufl.edu, or Fax (3
1543. If an accommodation due
ability is needed to apply for this
please call (352) 392-4621 or th
Relay System at (800) 955-877
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.buse Pre- Science Instructors High School
me Parent Dual Enrollment. District Wide.
o provide Minimum Qualifications: BA Degree
families from an accredited institution and
position Florida Certification covering High
nty for 40 School Science (or eligible). Preferred
ons: B.A. Qualifications: Eligible to teach in Dual
ce is pre- Enrollment program MA Degree and
gual skill, 18 graduate hours in Biological Science,
over letter Chemistry, Physics, or related area.
on, Child Instructor, Science w/Coaching
701 SW Bell Middle/High School, BA Degree
08, Email from an accredited institution and Florida
352) 334- Certification covering Science. Coaching
e to a dis- experience preferred.
s position, Instructor, Social Studies w/coaching,
ie Florida Trenton Middle/High School, BA Degree
1 (TDD). from an accredited institution and Florida
in. Certification covering Social Science.
Itb, 7-24 Coaching duties required. Certification/
Endorsement in Health K-12 (or eligible)
required for coaching assignments.
Instructor, English Bell Middle/High
School, BA Degree from an accredited


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institution and Florida Certification
covering English 6-12.
Maintenance Worker Journey Level.
District Wide. High School Diploma or
equivalent. Three years of experience in
building maintenance and/or A/C service.
Must have EPA Universal Certification
for HVAC.
Substitute Teachers Higlh School
Diploma or Equivalent. Contact the
District Office for an application and
more information.
Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
Trainees -High School Diploma. 40 hours
of in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trairiees 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 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,
or eligible for Florida certification. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310, NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, FL
32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
htm#Application
Attach a resume and any additional
information as necessary. '
All applications will be screened. Not
all applicants will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted until
positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Salary schedules available at:
www.GilchristSchools.org
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2 BR/2 BA SPLIT-PLAN MH: On 6
acres, very secluded, furnished, washer,
dryer. No inside pets. Close to exit 404
off 1-75. Less than 10 miles to Alachua
or High Springs. $650/month & security.
Background check. (352) 475-2840 or
(352) 226-7052.
4tb,7-24-8-14

HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER: W/
spring in back yard, $700/month. 3 BR/2
BA large yard. Quiet neighborhood.
Fenced property, located on Hwy-129. 5
miles North of Bell. Call for appt. (352)
376-0080 or (352) 284-3873.
5tb, 7-3-7-31

Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell. $600/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 12
month lease available. Call Hometown
Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-463-9001
for application.



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COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
MATHEMATICS
168 Duty Days Tenured Track
To Commence August 2008
Teach college-level and preparatory
mathematics courses; work with colleagues for
the advancement ofdepartmental goals.
Master's degree in appropriate area related to
mathematics; or Master's degree with
minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in course
work centered on mathematics.
Salary: Based on degree and experience, plus
benefits.
Review of applications will begin
July 25, 2008
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts niust be
submitted with official translation and
evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Human Resources
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Trenton I & II

Apartments

718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
1, 2, & 3 BR HC and
non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
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Equal Housing Opportunity.


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Affordable 1999 3BR/2BA doublewide mobile home on 1.03 acres.
Home has 1320 sq.ft. and features a 10x20 covered porch and an
8xI0 rear deck to enjoy the outdoors. Exterior features include an
RV septic, fenced yard and a workshop with power. MLS#759188
$73,500


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wy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
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well, septic. OffCR-138 inNorth Gilchrist
County. $63,000. 912-487-5973.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2 BR/2 BA
mobile home in Trenton on CR-339.
$65,000 obo. (352) 303-1110. Good
neighborhood.
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Escape to the Country!
17.5 acre farm for sale in
North Gilchrist County
(Bell) FL off Hwy 129.
3 acres blueberries / 11.5
planted pines. 1,760+ sq ft
3BR / 2B, peace & quiet
await you. See website for
full details and location.
$439,000 (386) 935-2682
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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
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MLS#755054
Four 5-acre tracts Planted pines,
between Newberry & Trenton,
zoned for home or mobile home.
Priced at $79,900 each.

MLS#752196 $99,900
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St.
. Several nice home sites, scattered.
Soaks, zoned for home or MIhome,
Trenton School District.
MLS#758939 -
Emerald Farms
NW 91st Street
5 acres, fenced, wooded, nice
home sites. Only $65,900.


MLS#755053
3.02 acres Between Newberry &
Trenton Planted Pines
Priced...$79,900
MLS#754309
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000.

MLS#758331. $319,000
Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.


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1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008


Unbelievable DWMH! Drywall throughout, knockdown ceilings,
wood & tile floors, corian countertops, solid oak cabinets, new
appliances, new well & septic, new a/c, new metal roof, new decks.
Pretty oaks on 1.52 acres. N. Gilchrist Co. MLS#759411 $83,900


Affordable 2BR/2BA singlewide homb with front covered porch,
rear deck and covered pole barn for parking. Home is situated on
spacious 5.87 acres in north Gilchrist county. Seller may consider
owner financing. MLS#759399 $85,000


Great comer lot in the city limits ofTrenton is the site for this
remodeled 1994 3BR/lBAconcrete block home. Features include
a bay window, laminate wood and tile flooring, fenced back yard.
and the many conveniences of living in town. MLS#759279
$131,000.00


Cozy weekend get-a-way! 2BR/IBA 1,115 sq.f. CB cabin sits on
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BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
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SUWANNEE Very Nice 2bd/lba SW2/2 MH, located just minutes fromutside of the Town of Suwannee River. There are screened and
enchas large porches on the home, RV hookup,ing cleaning a great, addition that can be ustahed fogarage will all 3rd bedroom,
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2005, 3BR/2BA home on 5 acres. This home
features vaulted ceilings, tile through out,
Jacuzzi tub, stainless steel apple separate
office, storage area, 2 car carport & more.


Mobile Home Park w/4 units on .87
acre inside City limits of Trenton. All
are in excellent condition & already
rented for immediate income.


4BR/3BA home on 10 acres, new
kitchen cabinets, granite counter-
tops, flooring, new plumbing &
electrical work. Feels like a new
home.


2BR/2BA,.83 acre. Home is in like new
condition; carport on both ends of house,
24x30 detached garage w/concrete floor, Ig
screened back porch & much more! Bring
all offers!!


3BK/iAA inple-wiae ivin on .zL acres,
1,932 sq ft, 1 car attached carport, very
spacious, well maintained and
conveniently located for an easy
commute.


Brand New zuua, 3OK/ZBIA on
1.83 acres, in a deed restricted
community with an easy
commute, many upgrades.


Unique 4/3.5 two story home located
on 2 freshwater canal lots in the
coastal town of Suwannee. Call
Terri Anderson 352-356-1961.


.48 ac Trenton
(2) .51 ac Fanning Springs


.94 ac Old Town
.98 ac Bell
1 ac Bell
1.43 ac Old Town
1.8 ac Trenton
1.8 ac Trenton
2 ac Old Town


$19,000 2 ac Trenton
$91,900 2.03 ac Trenton


$19,000 (OF)
$49,900
$15,900 (OF)
$15,000
$65,000
$69,500
$35,000


2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22 ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
(2) 2.65 ac Old Town
3.02 ac Old Town


I.leanu a Wivi on u ac,
2BR/2BA, 1064 sq ft, 1995, 3
car detached carport, Owner
Financing available.


1999, 4BR/2BA, 6 acres, 1,760 sq
ft, large horse stall w/feeder doors,
tree house, open floor plan. Call
Jon Reed 352-222-3374.


$87,500 4.45 ac Bell
$67,500 4.54 ac Trenton
$57,500 4.71 ac Trenton
$65,000 4.73 ac Trenton
$69,500 4.77 ac Bell
$65,000 4.82 ac Trenton
$65,000


$35,000 5 ac Trenton
$45,000 5 acres Old Town


2005, 3BR/2BA, 1,404 sq ft, 3.28 acres,
well kept, 34x36 garage/workshop
w/electrical hook-up, 10x20 tractor
stall, 14x36 RV stall, 10x10 tree house,
fenced & cross fenced.


3JBK/2BA ranch home, 19.39 acres,
1,648 sq ft., 10'x20' shed, 30'x42'
pole barn w/3 stalls, 12'x24' carport,
fenced & cross fenced. Call Lisa
Baxter 352-949-1649.


$70,000


$150,000 5 ac Trenton
$130,000 5 ac Trenton


$135,000
$130,000
$69,900


5 ac Bell
5.4 ac Bell
6.07 ac Trenton


$115,000 6.08 ac Trenton
. 7.72 ac Chiefland
$39,900 8.34 ac Trenton
$39,900 9.7 ac Trenton


Brand New 2008, 3BR/2BA home in
the "Trails Subdivision" in the city
limits of Chiefland. Completely
landscaped & priced to sell.







3BR/2BA MH on 5 acres. Only min.
from Otter Springs & public boat ramp.
Owner financing available. Call
Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.


10 ac Bell


$69,900 10 ac Chiefland


$80,000
$49,900
$104,900
$104,900
$97,500
$99,900
$112,500


10 ac Trenton
10 ac Newberry


14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
15.45 ac Old Town 3,600,000
17 ac Old Town $500,000

20 acres Chiefland $179,900


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City limits. Convenient location
for easy commute to Gaines-
ville, Chiefland and surrounding
communities.


2004, 3/2 tape & textured, 1,980 sq ft, 2.45
acres., 27x52 above ground pool. 12xl6
shed, 2 wells, irrigation system, fully)
landscaped. Call Terri Anderson
352-356-1961.


$85,000 43.7 ac Trenton
$109,900 57.37 ac Chiefland
$115,000 .68.49 Trenton
$160,000 100 ac Trenton


105.08 ac Chiefland
152 ac
154 ac Bell


.35 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000 2 acres Trenton $59,900 4 ac Chiefland $70,000 5 ac Trenton $50,000 f S- SM 25 ac Trenton $275,000
S5 ac Bell $59,900 10 oac Bell $79.900

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Recreation tax will be on Number of registered Republican voters on the rise


November ballot


By John M. Avers
The Gilchrist County Commission
held their mid-month meeting Mon-
day. July 21 to discuss issues of inter-
est concerning Gilchrist County.
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
proposed to his fellow board members
that he had been asked if the County
Commission would again place the
Recreational Tax on the General
I- le i,1u ballot in November.
Connie Sanchez, Gilchrist County
Supervisor of Elections, told the
board that there is still time to get a
proposal on the General Election bal-
lot for November. She explained that
she needed to submit the information
to the ballot printers within 30 days
of the election. This recreational tax
will be proposed as a straw ballot
consideration, non-binding, and is
being proposed to be placed on the
General Election ballot to give the
Board of County Commissioners an


indication if the public is in favor of
providing funds for a county recre-
ation program.
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
made a motion to approve the identi-
fied tax be placed on the ballot as a
non-binding proposal. Commissioner
Sharon A. Langford gave a second
before the board voted 4-1 in support
of the motion. Commissioner D. Ray
Harrison, Jr. voted No on the propos-
al. John McPherson, Gilchrist Coun-
ty Attorney was asked to revise the
resolution involving the Recreational
Tax and bring the revised document
back to the Board of County Com-
missioners in the next meeting for
their review. The Commission also
discussed adding an additional .050
fuel tax to the present fuel surcharge
the county receives from the State of
Florida. The board took no action at
this time on the fuel surcharge pro-
posal.


Additional 1,167 registered Republicans in Gilchrist County since 2004 presidential election


By Carrie A. Mizell
The number of Republican voters
in Gilchrist County has surged over
the last four years, explained Gil-
christ County Supervisor of Elections
Connie Sanchez.
According to Sanchez, there were
2,573 registered Republicans in Gil-
christ County on Aug, 13, 2004. By
July 22, 2008 the number of regis-
tered Republicans in the county has
jumped to 3,740.
"There has been a lot switching
parties.and the only reason for that is
they want to support a certain candi-
date in the upcoming election," San-
chez said.
While the number of registered Re-
publicans in the county has increased
by 1,167 since the last presidential
election, growth among registered
Democrats has been at a slower pace,
Sanchez explained.
As of Aug. 13, 2004 there were
5,222 registered Democrats in Gil-


christ County, compared to the 5,360
registered Democrats in the county
as of Tuesday. The increase of just
138 registered Democrats over the
last four years goes against a national
trend, which showed that hundreds of
thousands of new voters registered as
Democrats so they could vote in the
primary race between Hillary Clin-
ton and Barack Obama, according to
USA Today.
According to a Precinct Summary
Report provided by the Gilchrist
County Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice, the largest number of registered
Republican voters, 683, casting a
ballot in Gilchrist County will be at
Precinct 4A, the Cruse Center, which
is on US 129 one mile north of CR
340.
While the greatest number of regis-
tered Democratic voters, 772, voting
in Gilchrist County will be at Precinct
3A which is located at 1180 NE Main
Street, Bell.


Two nuclear plants will be built in Levy County


The Associated Press
For the second time in four months,
Florida's Public Service Commission
has approved nuclear expansion in
Florida, this time for two new nuclear
plants in southern Levy County.
The PSC on Tuesday approved
Progress Energy's request for new
reactors in Levy County about eight
miles inland from the Gulf of Mex-
ico, about 10 miles north of Crystal
River near Inglis.
"They're encouraging nuclear as
part of Florida's energy future, which
we think is a good thing," Progress
spokesman Vincent Dolan said. "Nu-
clear will provide a stable energy


source for the future."
Progress must still get approval
from environmental regulators and
the federal Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission.
Florida's largest electric utility,
Florida Power & Light, was given
the OK in March to go ahead with
plans for two new nuclear generators
at its Turkey Point facility in South
Florida.
Progress serves about 1.7 million
customers in Florida, mostly in the
Tampa Bay area, the Orlando suburbs
and the Big Bend region stretching
along the Gulf of Mexico.
The new plants will provide energy


GILCHRIST COUNTY
ANIMAL SERVICES

'PET OF THE WEEK'

Please come down and meet
Charlie. He loves to play .
and gets along great, with .
others. Charlie loves a .i
great big bear hug and can't
wait to share your cookies with you. He's
hoping to find a home where he can go for car
rides and lay on the couch and watch TV with
someone. He will even let you hold the remote.
Now that's a good man. So come see Charlie at
Gilchrist County Animal Shelter 352-463-3158.


Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)

Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm


Farm Fresh


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
July 8 The Back Yard Pickers
July 12- Block Party with The Flying Turtles
July 15 Donna Stacy
July 22 The Suwannee River Rats
July 29 TBA
Every week: Open Mic 2 pm 3 pm
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P rodu e WIC Checks Accepted

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for another 1.3 million average resi-
dential homes using 1,200 kilowatt
,hours monthly and meet Progress'
energy needs through 2023, the PSC
said.
Progress will begin collecting
roughly $7.50 a month per 1,000
kilowatt hours from its existing cus-
tomer base in January 2009 to begin
recovering its costs for building the
new units, Dolan said.
"It's a very bad idea," said Jim
Walker, a citizen protesting the PSC's


decision Tuesday.
"They're expensive. They're un-
reliable. They produce deadly toxic
waste and they do produce green-
house gas emissions contrary to what
the industry is saying now," Walker
said.
The company estimates it will cost
about $17 billion to have the new
plants ready to go online in 2016 and
2017 respectively. They would be the
first new nuclear. generating plants
built in Florida since 1983.


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Precinct Place Name
1A Trenton Center
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1C County Library
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4A Cruse Center
5A North Gilchrist
Fire Station
6A Osteen Center
7A Osceola Center
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Total Dems Reps NPA Other
936 527 306 83 20
. 493 274 173 35 11
365 267 57 31 10
1392 733 494 127 38
1396 772 459 126 39

1411 716 526 126 43
743 370 267 77 29

1498 632 683 139 44
1060 514. 411 102 33
1103 555 364 153 31


4-Pets Sake News


Well, Murphy's Law has struck
again. Now that we have the phones
working, our e-mail has- gone by
the way side. Either we were not
getting e-mails or we had hundreds
of junk mail. So, our new address
is fourpetssake@localnet.com.
Thievery has stooped to an all time
low. The Hitchcocks in Newberry
has been super. The past few years
we have left a barrel for people to
deposit empty aluminum cans into
for a fund-raiser to help keep our
programs operating. In the past six
weeks someone has stolen the cans
so we are forced to remove the barrel.


Now no one has the benefits. We are
in hopes that the money from the cans
was not used for drugs or alcohoL This
is such a big disappointment because
this fund-raiser was used for our low
cost spay and neuter program. Thanks
to all who helped with this project in
the past. We sure will miss it. There is
some good news! We are working on
a website. If we ever figure out what
to do, it might be up and running in
a few weeks. Thank you all for your
prayers, cards, visits, calls, and gifts.
It sure made those 19 days in the
hospital a lot more pleasant.
Renee d.


Transportation fuel budget
(Continued from page 1)


"If EMS can't get to the 911 address
Over the private road, why should I
have to pay the Special Assessment,"
the unidentified property owner told
' the Commissioner in District 1.
Gilchrist County Attorney John
McPherson told the board that the


Attorney General in Florida has ruled
that a county or public government
agency cannot work on or maintain
any portion of a private road.. The
board discussed this matter in detail,
but took no action involving the im-
provement of this road.


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THURSDAY, JULY 24,2008


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