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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: September 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year InTri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 78 No. 22 hjalloutht Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, September 25, 2008 Price 50 Dii & Levy Counties),$28.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State


DCA recommends denial on proposed comp plan amendment

Gilchrist County Commissioners will now decide the fate of Oak Tree Landing, a 590 residential unit development


By John M. Ayers
Gilchrist County was informed
on Monday, Sept. 22 of the Florida
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) review of the proposed com-
prehensive plan amendment 08-3 re-
lating to Oak Tree Landing that was
submitted to the state planning agen-
cy for review in July. .
DCA released their report on Fri-


day, Sept. .19 identifying the review
of the proposed amendments with
objections and some recommenda-
tions.
The Gilchrist County Commission
will have 60 days to review the report
and decide what they will do follow-
ing DCA's review.
Gilchrist County had submitted
a proposed Comprehensive Plan


Amendment for Gilchrist County
(DCA 08-2). In this proposed amend-
, ment the rural county submittal con-
sisted of a text amendment to the Fu-
ture Land Use element proposing for
a new category to allow mixed use
special area plans within the county's
rural and agriculture areas and a spe-
cial area plan and Future Land Use
Map amendment for the proposed


Oak Tree Landing development.
This development is proposing to
have 590 residential units, 50,000.
square feet of neighborhood retail
space, and an 18-hole golf course
on 655 acres in northeast Gilchrist
County on CR-232, which also in-
cludes property in Alachua County.
The Oak Tree Landing Development
also includes an airport that is just


under 5,000 feet.
DCA identified that Gilchrist
County should address the objections
that were identified, so each one can
be resolved prior to the adoption.
The County Commission is now
charged to decide on choosing to
adopt, adopt with the proposed
changes, or not .adopt the proposed
amendment.


The Department of Community
Affairs identified the Mixed Use Spe-
cial Area plan should be identified in-
side the counties' urban development
area. Gilchrist County should include
guidelines to identify the provisions
of public facilities, natural resources
protection and to discourage the pro-
liferation of urban sprawl in the agri-
culture area of Gilchrist County.


Surrency to leave


school district after


accepting NEFEC

By Carrie A. Mizell
After serving the Gilchrist County
School District as assistant superin-
tendent for 20 years, Dr. Jim Surren-
cy announced last week that he plans
to leave the community he refers to
as "home" in January after havingac-
cepted a position:as executive direc-
tor of the North East Florida Educa-
tional Consortium (NEFEC).
Surrency was officially selected
executive director of. NEFEC last
Tuesday when the 15 school superin-
tendents of the member districts that
serve as the board of directors for the
Consortium approved his hiring.
S "It is both aiin exciting time and
... sad in-some ways," Surrency said on
Friday. "When I, look at where I am Dr. Tim Sunrr
in my career and the years of experi-
ence I have it seems like the opportu- coach at Trenton High
nity came at the right time." teaching four years, S
A regionaL non-profit, educational to return to Kentucka
service agency, NEFEC was opened masters degree at Mu
in 1976 to help 15 north Florida mvtersity. degree at Mur
school districts cooperatively meet "Connie and. I were
their educational goals by providing if we would come ba
programs and services that the dis- then," Surrency said w
tricts would not be able to provide as Upon graduation,
effectively or as economically when accept another position
acting accept another position
acing alo k e a r time as head football c
The Palatka-based agency repre- he was named assist
sents Baker, Bradford, Columbia, prior to being named
Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton,in 198, a position he
Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, Su- when Su erinten dent
wannee and Union Counties, as well asked i t
as P.K. Yonge, and Florida School for askintendent him, a positive
the Deaf and the Blind. intent, a position h
*"The. thing that has me the most the ast20 years.
humbled is that they looked at Gil- While Working in a
SSulrrgcy said he. has h
christ County," Surrency said. "It Surrenity r aid he has hdiff
speaks to the county, the strength of learning about vario
the school system, faculty, teachers programs to facilities
and students, as well as the commu- tpon Surrency saoa e
nity. Our schools system is highly re- tion. Currency said he
spected throughout the state'" "I've worked under
Surrency will replace outgoing ex- tendents starting wit I
ecutive- director Bob Smith who is Ray Thomas, Carl
retiring after 26 years.. On Monday, Thomas and Buddy
Smith said he could not think of any- number of different s
one more ell-suited than Surrency Surrencysaid. "I app
to take over as executive director of
the NEFEC. portunities they have
"Jim's character, integrity and grow animprovd be a part of l
willingness to do things for the right studwe an improve oppots.
reason, for the kids, gives me great Surrenc s oke se
comfort in leaving the position," Surrency spoke spe
Smith said. "He knows small school cent growth in dual-en
districts and that's what we're all bers at the highschoo
about." as partnerships with S
Surrency's resume boasts a wide versity and Lake Cit
range of positions he has held since College, both of whicl
moving to Trenton in the fall of 1974 campuses in Gilchrist.
after accepting a position as a history thItas all parts.of Wh
teacher and assistant Tigers football ts al parwtkinoftw
Sh~ beepn uworkin towa


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years," Surrency said.
our district team her
group of hardworking
are very fortunate to h
years I've seen our sch
develop and I think Gi
will continue to see str
the momentum will co
Surrency did say th;
approached on several
the last 20 years about
ning for school supei
even considered it brie
ed ultimately that he
what he was doing.
"I was fulfilled mak
bution as assistant su
Surrency said.
Trenton is home to
family arid though Jii
will look for a house
Heights or Palatka, the:
tain their home in Gi.
and will return often tc
dren and grandchildren


job


'ency


School. After
currency opted
y to earn his
ray State Uni-

n't really sure
ck to Trenton
ith a smile.
Surrency did
n at THS' this
oach. In 1980,'
tant principal,
THS principal
held until 1988
Carl Williams
assistant super-
ie has held for

small .county,
id the opportu-
erent hats from
is educational
and transporta-
has grown be-
e experiences.
r five superin-
Eli Read, then
Williams, Don
Vickers and a
school boards,"
reciate the op-
given me to
cooking at ways
tunities for our

cifically of re-
rollment num-
1 level, as well
Saint Leo Uni-
y Community
[h have opened
County within

at our system
.rd for so many
"I'm proud of
e. It's a good
people that we
have. Over the
iools grow and
ilchrist County
'ong schools...
ntinue."
at he had been
occasions over
t possibly run-
rintendent. He
rfly, but decid-
really enjoyed

ing my contri-
uperintendent,"

the Surrency
n and Connie
e in Keystone
y plan to main-
lchrist County
see their chil-
a here.


Trenton High to celebrate homecoming 2008


By Carrie A. Mizell
Homecoming festivities at Tren-
ton Middle-High School will kick off
on Monday as the Tigers gear up for a
week of celebration that will peak with.
the crowning of the 2008 Homecoming
Queen and King during the Tigers home-
coming game Friday night against the
Bronson Eagles.
Trenton has selected *"Superheroes"
as the theme for homecoming 2008 and
this year's motto is "A Hero's Homecom-
ing."
Each grade has been assigned a super-
hero: Seniors-Superman, Juniors-Batman,
Sophomores-Spiderman, Freshmen-The
Incredible Hulk, Eighth Grade-Mr. Fan-
tastic, Seventh Grade-Invisible Woman,
Sixth Grade-The Thing and Fifth Giade-
The Human Torch.
Students in each grade will decorate
their classroom doors, hallways, rooms,
and parade floats to represent their class's
superhero.
Spirit days will be held throughout
homecoming week. Students are encour-
aged to dress up for each day's theme to
show off their Tiger spirit. Monday is
crazy hat day, so pick a goofy, silly, or
wildly crazy hat to wear throughout the
day. On Tuesday students will dress like
their favorite teacher in honor of teacher
day. Wednesday will mark sports day and
students are asked to put on and show off
their favorite team's attire. Superheroes
will strike on Thursday as students are
asked to dress like their grade's .super-
hero. Orange, black and Tiger attire, will
be all the rage on Friday as students dress
for spirit day.
Tiger Growl will be held on Thursday,
Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. on the football field.
The annual homecoming parade will fol-
low on Friday, Oct. 3 beginning at 2115
p.m.
The parade will begin at Trenton El-
ementary School and travel toward NW
ll1th Avenue, proceeding south on Main
Street before ending in the city park.
Anyone interested in participating in this
year's homecoming parade must pick up a
parade form at the front office of TMHS.
Attendants selected* to represent their
classes during homecoming week are:
fifth grade-Autumn Rhodes, sixth grade-
Cherith Goold, seventh grade-Quitney
Kincaid, eighth grade-Emma Kate Redd,
ninth gride-Maegan Gillyard, 10th grade-
Alyssa McElroy, 11th grade-Katie Quinc-
ey and 12th grade-Whitney Buckingham.
Candidates for homecoming queen are:
Megan Anderson, Brooke Griffin, Brenna
Land and Jasmine Powell. Homecoming'
king candidates are: Jimmy Bogarde,
Eric Doyle; Jordan Gray and Russel Wil-
liams.
Homecoming week will conclude on
Friday, Oct. 3 with pre-game festivities
beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by the
Tigers varsity football game in which
they will take on Bronson.


Homecomning king and queen candidates are pictured back row (1-r) limmn Bogarde, Eric Doule, Russel
Williams and Jordan Gray. Front row (l-r) Brooke Griffin, Megan Anderson, Brenna Land and Jasmine
Powell.
-- J-1


Homecoming attendants are pictured back row (l-r) Maegan Gillyard-Ninth Grade, Alyssa McElroy-
10th Grade, Katie Quincey-11th Grade, and Whitney Buckingham-12th Grade. Front row (l-r) Autumn
Rhodes-Fifth Grade, Cherith Goold-Sixth Grade, Quitney Kincaid-Seventh Grade and Emma Kate Redd-
Eighth Grade.


Public hearing

on Blue Springs

water bottling

plant set for

September 30
The Gilchrist County Commission
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday,
Sept. 30 to'hear public comment on a
Special Use Permit application for a
water bottling plant at Blue Springs.
The public hearing will begin at 6
p.m. and be held at the Trenton High
School Auditorium, located at 1013
North Main Street, Trenton.
'The Special Use Permit is being
sought for a spring water bottling
plant and associated warehousing,
packaging and parking facilities
on an agriculturally zoned piece of
property located near the intersection
of County Road 340 and NE 60th
Street.
Anyone interested in addressing
the County Commission on the Spe-
cial Use Permit, applied for by Ray E.
Thomas, Jr., agent for Blue Springs
Property, Inc. will be given three to
five minutes to speak on the subject.


By Carrie A. Mizell
An anonymous tip last week led
to the bust of a crystal metham-
phetamine lab in northeast Gilchrist
County and the subsequent arrest of a
31 year old man. .-
According to Sheriff David Turner,
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
received anonymous information*last
Wednesday that a methamphetamine
lab was being operated at the home of
David Scott Gleason.
Lt. Gentry and Investigator Carter
followed up' on the information and
gained access to the property via the
homeowner.
A search of the property revealed
numerous unlawful substances used
to manufacture crystal methamphet-
amine, Sheriff Turner explained.
As a result, Gleason was arrested
and charged with Possession of listed
chemicals and Possession of a Leg-


S


David Scott Gleason
end Drug Without a Prescription. At
press time, Gleason was being held
at the Gilchrist County Jail where he
was awaiting first appearance.
According to the: National Drug
Intelligence Center, crystal metham-
phetamine is a colorless, odorless
form of methamphetamine, a pow-
erful and highly addictive synthetic


stimulant. Typically crystal metham-
phetamine resembles small fragments
of glass or shiny blue-white rocks of
various sizes. Abuse of crystal meth-
amphetamine produces a long-lasting
euphoric effect.


Farm Bureau
annual meeting
The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau
will be having their annual meeting
on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Trenton
Elementary School Cafeteria.
A barbecue dinner will be served
with all the trimmings at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring their fa-
vorite homemade dessert.
Door prizes will be given away,
with the final door prize being $50.
You must be present to win.


Crystal meth lab busted in northeast

Gilchrist County last week







GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY,, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008


August 2008 the CPI was 5.4 per-
cent. City Manager Jered Ottenwess
used an increase of 5 percent while
formulating the 2008/2009 budget.
The increase will become effective
October 1, 2008.
Other city news includes a discus-
sion on changing the set backs within
the city of Trenton on residential
property. The setback issue concerns
the side and back property lines. At
this time there are 10 foot and'15 foot
setbacks, but in the future all the side
and back setbacks may change to 5
foot
The city also set October 31 as
their official Halloween trick-or-treat
night.


CFEC annual meeting Oct. 4


Central Florida Electric Coopera-
tive will hold its annual meeting on
Saturday, Oct. 4 beginning at 8 a.m.
at the Cooperative's warehouse on
US 19 in Chiefland.
All members of CFEC are encour-
aged to attend. Registration will be-
gin. at 8 a:m. and entertainment by
The Mercy Mountain Boys will. start
at 8:30 a.m.
The business meeting will begin at
10 a.m. with presentation of reports
by officers, trustees and manager.
Trustee election results will then be
announced prior to any other business
which may come before the meeting.
As required by Cooperative By-
laws, the Board of Trustees appoint-
ed the following members as a com-
mittee on nominations: V.C. Cannon,
Kenneth Griffin, Clinton Rogers,
B.J. Walrath, Lawrence .C. Cannon,


Ernest Haile, Charlene Schlemmer,
Bernice Collins, Robert Rankin and
Michael Shea.
The committee on nominations
met on July 28 and nominated the
following to represent their respec-
tive districts on the Board of Trustees
of CFEC: District 1, Thelma McCain,
District 5, Donald Lane and District
9, Barbara Townsend.
No other individuals were nomi-
nated by petition to serve as trustee
for their districts, reported Donald
Lane, secretary.

Do you have a family or class
reunion coming up?
Submit information on your
upcoming event to the Gilchrist
County Journal free of charge.


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On Sept. 12 gas prices climbed
throughout the day at BP Store
#2496750.


By Carrie A. Mizell
A 34-year-old Bell man has been
arrested and charged with arson after
allegedly setting fire to three vehicles
in northwest Trenton that belonged to
his boss William Walden, owner of
Billy Bob's Auto Sales.
Gilchrist County firefighters and
deputies responded to a report of a
vehicle fire at 6680 NW 55th Street.
Upon arrival, officials found a 2007
Corvette'convertible, a 2007 Lincoln
Navigator and a 2008 Harley David-
son edition Ford truck engulfed in
flames.
According to Sheriff David Turner,
the fire scene investigation indicat-


Water, sewer rates go


up again in Trenton


Ronald Housekeeper
ed the fire, which occurred outside
Walden's home at 6680 NW 55th


_I Reunions


Bell Class of 1988
The Bell Class of 1988 will be
having their 20 year, class reunion on
October 10 and 11, 2008. This is Bell
High Schools Homecoming week.
We would like for our classmates to
come out and join the activities.
For those who are interested, the
school will have their Bulldog Growl
(pep rally) on Thursday evening in
the auditorium. This is always a fun
event to watch and really get every-
one into the game It i also fun to's,
ho\\ the\ celebrate these da3N
The homecoming parade will be on
Friday, October 10, and we are ask-
ing for those who can participate to
please join us. The night of the game
we are hoping to have a tour of the old
school before game time. We would'
like for you to include your family.in
on this, and then we will proceed to
the game. Those class members who
attend the game should meet at the
table set up at the field by 7 p.ni. The
class will be recognized at the game.
We hope that you and your,'family
will attend this evening so that we
may see what we are all up to.
On Saturday, October 11 at 7
p.m., we have made reservations at
Napolitano's restaurant in Gaines-
ville. Please let us know as soon as
possible if you and a guest will be at-
tending. We need to let the restaurant
know how many will be there. If you
have any suggestion on an idea for
the parade, please contact us.
We look forward to catching up
with everyone and meeting families.
For info call (352) 463-7727.



The Marion and
Etta Douglas
Reunion
The Marion and Etta Douglas Re-
union will be held on September 27,
2008, at noon at Trenton Community
Center. There will be a covered dish
lunch at 12 noon. Come bring great
food and let's fellowship.



BHS Class of 1983
25th Reunion
The Bell High School Class of
1983. will hold their 25th year class
reunion on Saturday, October 4th at
Poe Springs Lodge from 11:00 to
3:00 p.m.
Bring your family. BBQ lunch pro-
vided. Come and catch up with old
friends. For more information call
352-222-8575.



THS-Class of 1979
The Trenton High School class of
1979 would like to invite its class-
mates to their 4th annual covered
dish cookout. It will be held on Satur-
day, October 4, 2008, at 4 p.m., at the
home of Edward and Regina Marsh.
The meat will be provided.
This is a family affair so bring ev-
eryone and plan to have fun swim-
ming, visiting, and enjoying music
around the bonfire. Sally Hays Smith,
and her sister, Gail are flying in from


Street, appeared to be intentionally
set and preliminary estimates put the
fire loss at $75,000.
Investigator Robert Carter, in con-
junction with State Fire Detective
Bernie Kleinschmidt, identified Ron-
ald Houskeeper as a suspect.
On Friday afternoon, Housekeeper
was arrested and booked at the Gil-
christ County Jail on Arson charges.


Gas price gouging


complaints reported in


Gilchrist County
By Carrie A. Mizell
As of Tuesday morning, the Florida Attorney General's Office had referred
3,064 complaints about gas price gouging to the Economic Crimes Division
for review. Among those complaints two were reported in Gilchrist County.
According to Sandi Copes, press secretary for -the Office of the Attorney
General, BP Store #2496750, which is located at State Road 26 and County
Road 341, was the first gas station in Gilchrist County with a reported com-
plaint of price gouging.
On Monday, Copes confirmed that a second complaint of gas price gouging
in the county had been reported at the Country Quick Store, located at 5949
SW State Road 26.
Gas price gouging in neighboring counties was also reported. Alachua
County had 18 complaints, Levy County had 10 complaints and Dixie Coun-
ty had 10 complaints, Copes reported.
Complaints began coming in from throughout the state on Thursday, Sept.
11, as Hurricane Ike was making landfall in Texas.
According to Copes, investigators with the state's Economic Crimes Divi-
sion will be contacting gas station owners and asking for documentation to
justify the hikes. Anyone found in violation of Florida's price gouging law
will face up to a $1,000 fine per incident and up to $25,000 per day.


Housekeeper went before Judge Jo --
seph Smith on Saturday morning for,
his first appearance. Bond was set
at $2500 and according to the Gil-
christ County Clerk of Courts Office,.
Housekeeper posted bond on Satur-,
day morning.
According to Sheriff David Turn-,
er, the investigation was ongoing at:
press time.


Dudley Farm Quilt Show will'

be Saturday, Oct. 4
Dudley Farm Historic State Park other local women will highlight the
will present "A Walk Through Time show. Admission is $4 per vehicle,.
Quilt Show" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6n with up to eight passengers. The park
Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Dudley Farm is located on Newberry Road, four
Visitor Center. Music and a quilt dis- miles east of Newberry.
play of vintage quilts and new quilts For more information, call (352)'
made by the Dudley craft group and 472-1142.


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Pinkerton and his wife are planning
to attend this year;.
For more informationcontact Hol-
ly Bussard at (352) 339-0983, or Re-
gina Marsh at (352) 498-5931.


Hague Family
The Hague Family Reunion will
be. held October 18, 2008, at Otter
Springs. R.V. Resort Lodge. This-
includes, all the:descendents of-Arch;
and Amanda Hague of Hague, .Flor-
ida .' "'. ........ . ... . :
Come and enjoy the natural spring
and surroundings. Let's be reac-
quainted. Eat around noon. Bring a
covered dish, enough for your family
plus 4. Pictures, stories, and family
tree information needed.
Contacts for further information:
John Hague, email: jhague@ele-
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Mina Hague-McCown, email:
rayevette@gmail.com, cell phone #:
(352) 214-3098;
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0668.


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By Cindy Jo Ayers
The Trenton City Commissioners
voted to raise the water utility fees
and the sewer utility fees by 5.4 per-
cent on Monday.
Every commissioner voted in favor
of the rate increase with the excep-
tion of Commissioner Arlene Wilks
who voted against the increase
"People are having it hard right
now," Commissioner Wilks said be-
fore voting no and saying she was not
in favor of any increase.
Last year the commissioners passed
Ordinance 2007-45 which gave them
the ability to raise the water and sew-
er rates with the rise of the Federal
Consumer Price Index or CPI. As of


J




At the same time on Sept. 12
regular gas at Texaco in Trenton
was .13 cents less than BP.


Bell man arrested after setting fire to employer's vehicles


LI


11,








THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 25. 2008


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Three


John's Comments
By John M. Ayers


On Monday morning I received an
email from a friend that had visited
his family in the Delray Beach area
of south Florida over the weekend
and found an amusing Letter to the
Editor that was published in the Ft.
Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
Thanks, Steve, for sending me this
bit of information to the rural part of
the Sunshine State to let us know we
are doing things politically in error!
A word or two in regards to the ru-
ral and somewhat unethical mentality
that some of us have in the Tri-Coun-
ty area; we enjoy hunting, it is not
a curial sport, but one of the many
ways we enjoy the outdoors with our
family.
The sport of hunting is not neces-
sarily tied to the taking or killing of
wild animals. Hunting, whether it is
for birds or four legged animals has'
been enjoyed for generations as a
family activity in the South. It is also
an opportunity to learn and discover
the beautiful native landscape we
enjoy in North Central Florida. Al-
though the hope of taking an animal
for food is a challenge within itself,
it is not a must and more times than
not, I often pass up the shot because
something is just not right.
First and foremost, the taking of
wild animals is actually more hu-
mane for their health and welfare
than feeding them and letting them
become over populated and riddled


with disease and eventually starving
to death.
I think of myself as an outdoors
person who enjoys fishing, hunting
and riding along the river and seeing
native creatures on the waters edge
or standing tall in a majestic cypress
tree along the river bank.
I was at Suwannee on Saturday and
recall seeing several Ospreys along
the rivers edge. Some of these birds
of prey were resting on a cypress
limb near a nest and some were sit-
ting on the top of a channel marker
devouring their latest catch.
At one point during the afternoon,
Doug Crawford and I were boat-
ing from the McGriff Channel over
to the Salt Creek channel when we
passed two jet skis with two people
on each craft. The apparent tourists
aboard the jet skis were pointing to
the gator as we passed them on low
tide. Our first thought, these people
must be first time visitors. Seeing a
gator on the Suwannee River is not
an uncommon site. As a matter of
fact, there are more gators along the
banks down river from East Pass than
you can often see in some reptile ex-
hibits. A majority of the Suwaiinee
River estuary has been preserved as
the Lower Suwannee National Wild-
life Refuge. This area still remains in
a natural state even though it is the
21st century.


Streetwise
By Lauren Rudd


Where do I start? The Wall Street I
wrote about last week is not the Wall
Street of today. Yes, change is inevi-
table. However, what we have seen
this past week is certainly the most
disconcerting definition of the word.
Yet, I see no grounds for sadness.
What happened to the Street's might-
iest is analogous to "The Emperor's
New Clothes," by Hans Christian An-
dersen. Wall Street is finally seen as
standing naked and it is not a pretty
sight. However, do not say that I did
not warn you.
Since last November I have writ-
ten and talked about the pending
implosion resulting from the imple-
mentation of the Financial Account-
ing Standards Board's Rule 157.
That rule made it impossible to avoid
putting market prices on essentially
worthless securities.
Known as Level 3 assets, they \ ere
traditionally priced using the holder's
own assumptions. On the Street it
was smugly called "mark-to-make-
believe," and applied primarily to,


your garden variety toxic mortgage
based securities with the best AAA
credit rating money could buy..
And so began an .avalanche of
write-downs that destroyed every-
thing in its path. The difficulty was
that no-one took-the problem serious,'
ly. By comparison, Nero, the Roman'
Emperor, -was an amateur. The only.j
thing the current administration and.
Congress lacked over the past 8 years
was a violin. (In truth, the Romans


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Name: Michelle Barron
Born in: Boston
Grew up in: Lake City
Family: Son, Stephen who
is on his second tour of duty
in Iraq and my mother, Claire
who volunteers at Trenton El-
ementary.
Works at: Trenton Elemen-
tary as a Guidance Counselor.
Likes about job: Working
with our students.
Dislikes about job: Not
enough hours in a day.
Hobby: Fishing in the Gulf
for redfish and trout.
What is something that
people don't know about
you? I was born in Boston.


did not know about violins. Nero
sang on stage while Rome burned.)
It is unlikely that Wall Street or
the economy will recover anytime
soon. Moreover, speculative bubbles
and economic cycles are exogenous
parameters over which you have no
control (except on November 4).
Meanwhile, volatility in the financial
markets is 'likely to continue with
sharp periodic downturns. The good
news is that you can sift through the
carnage looking for investment bar-
gains.
Yes, I still advocate adding to your
portfolio despite the fact that Wall
Street's headache is now a migraine
moving towards requiring life sup-
port. The problems on Wall Street are
intertwined with those of the econo-
my and both have been cultivated by
the current administration's philoso-
phy that minimal regulation,, cheap
money, a depreciating dollar and a
laissez-faire attitude towards Wall
Street and big business is sound eco-
nomic policy. Adamantly, it is not.
There is nothing wrong'with a
-quest for profit...until it morphs into
unbridled greed.
If you are. hesitant about investing
given the current turmoil, you should
not be. After all, as a taxpayer you
essentially now own or guarantee
'mortgages equating to about $5.3 tril-
lion, not to mention your $29 billion
guarantee of securities relating to the
buyout of Bear Steams. You are, also,
committed to continually buying ad-
ditional unspecified amounts of Fan-
nie's and Freddie's mortgage-backed
securities, starting with $5 billion
this month. Plus you now own 79.9
percent of the country's largest in-
surance company, for which you just
paid a paltry $85 billion.
Hopefully, you still have some
funds left because those forward
thinking entrepreneurs, our domes-
tic automobile manufacturers, are
knocking on your door looking for a
quick $50 billion loan, although they
have said they would settle for $25
billion, to be paid back in 25 years.
You see they built the wrong kind of
cars, failed to embrace fuel economy,
did not research alternative fuels and
now cannot compete with Europe
and Japan. Oh, and by the way your
monthly payment of $12 billion for:
Iraq is due next week.
' 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.


The Quiet Ones
(Kent Heaton)


The Bible is filled with stories of the faithful of God
overcoming impossible odds over hardship and trial. Great
men like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua and Gideon fill
the mind with faith and victory. The courage of Esther and
devotion of Ruth touch a responsive chord in the heart.
David excels in his valor before Goliath and humbly
admits his fault before Nathan the prophet. The'prophets
are filled with men of spirit like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos
and Hosea. In the New Testament we learn so well from
the failings of Peter and stand in awe at his courage at
other times. John the Baptist, Luke, Barnabas, Stephen
and a host of disciples show their devotion to the cause of
Jesus Christ. How can one not be *humbled if not
impressed with the remarkable character and persuasive
will of the apostle Paul?
Throughout the unveiling of God's stories of His
faithful there is a list of quiet unknowns who shared the
same faith as those we are so familiar with. Noah was a
man of great faith who obeyed the will of God to build an
ark for the saving of his household (Hebrews 11:7). But
what of Mrs. Noah who faced the same challenges as her
husband? She walked in the same shoes as her husband.:
From her viewpoint she fought the ever constant battle of
teaching her three sons to remain unspotted from the
world. She had three daughter-in-laws who need her
guidance and spiritual help. Mrs. Noah is one of those
quiet ones who stood beside her husband and helped mold
the lives of their family.
The Hebrew writer mentions in passing the parents of
Moses (Amram and Jochebed Numbers 26:59). "By
faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of
his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and


they were not afraid of the king's commandment"
(Hebrews 11:23). The influence of godly parents shaped
and molded the life of the most humble man on earth
(Numbers 12:3). Students of the Bible desire a whole book
devoted to the story of Amram and Jochebed and their
faith but Moses' parents went about their lives quietly
serving the God of Abraham.
What a joy it must have been to share in the life of
Jesus. Joseph and Mary were "highly favored" to be the
earthly parents of God's Son (talk about pressure). They
quietly went about their life of raising anid training the Son
of God along with his brothers and sisters. He learned from
tl'em how to walk, talk, eat, clothe himself, pray, sing,
laugh and in Joseph's death the pain of mourning. What a
wonderful time that must have been.
There are many today who quietly go about their work
for the Lord. They will never have their names recognized
by others nor stand in the light of men's accolades. Yet
their heavenly Father knows who they are. He knows their
love, their kindness, their acts of mercy and their devoted
love for Him (Matthew 25:34-40). They are the "others"
of Hebrews 11; the unnamed saints of Romans 16; the
three-thousand of Acts 2 and the host of God's people
throughout the centuries that have struggled in their own
little space of time to preserve the truth of God's word.
"And a voice came from the throne, saying, 'Give praise
to our God, allyou His bond-servants, you who fear Him,
the small and the great.' Then I heard something like the
voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many
waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder,
saying, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty,
reigns'" (Revelation 19:5-6).


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poodle and Bentley a standard.
poodle, they are like my chil-
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Future plans: to visit Alas-
ka and see the Grand Canyon.


Identification
requirements to
change for drivers
licenses
The Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles is an-
nouncing changes that will impact
Florida drivers and department cus-
tomers beginning Oct. 1, 2008. Ore
of the principal changes will be the
identification required for driver li-
censes.
Details are as follows: Customers
must present proof of social security
number (for example, social security
card or any of the following docu-
ments showing your social security,
number: tax return, W-2 form, prop-
erty tax statement, pay check, DD-
214, school record).
All passports, permanent resident
cards and employment authorization
cards presented,as proof of identifica-
tion or legal presence must be valid.
Expired documents will not be ac-
cepted.
The department will no longer ac-
cept driver .licenses or identification
cards issued by other states as pri-
mary identification.
A person will be allowed to elect
the school option to avoid points five
times in a 10-year period instead of
five times in a lifetime. Commercial
Driver License holders who receive
a Driving Under the Influence con-
viction on or after Oct. 1, 2008, even
while driving a personal vehicle, will
be disqualified from operating a com-
rimercial motor'vehicle for one year
for the first offense, and permanently
disqualified for the second offense.
These penalties are based on con-
.victions dates and not offense dates.
"Upcoming changes are a result of
recent statutory requirements and de-
partment efforts to-increase security,"
said Director of the Division of Driv-
er Licenses Sandra Lambert. "We
anticipate the benefits of enhanced
identity protection will far outweigh
the inconvenience of providing addi-
tional proof of identification."
In addition to identification require-
ments, license fees and the length of
time for which certain identification
cards and motor vehicle licenses are
valid are changing.
For U.S. Citizens and Immigrants
with Permanent Legal Presence Flor-
ida Class E driver licenses will be
valid for eight years except for cus-
tomers 80 and older.
Commercial Driver Licenses for
Class A, B, or C driver licenses will
be valid for eight years except for
customers 80 and older. Licenses
with a hazardous materials endorse-
ment will be valid for four years.
All licenses for customers 80 and

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
September 17
Lotto Drawing:
4-8-37-41-43-48
No winner of the $37 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
97 at $5,815
4-Digit Winners
5,530 at $82.50
3-Digit Winners:
118,559 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
2-3-4-0
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
1-3-0-9
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
0-6-5
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
8-1-6

Saturday
September 20
Lotto Drawing:
2-17-24-26-48-51
One winner of the $43 million
jackpot.
5-Digit Winners:
139 at $5,245
4-Digit Winners:
7,624 at $77.50
3-Digit Winners:
158,954 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
5-6-9-8
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
5-0-3-5
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
7-1-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
8-1-4


By Cindy Jo Ayers


The Southern Sisters united last
weekend to cook for yet another wed-
ding. Mark and Sheila (long-time sis-
ter) Langford's son, Brian was mar-
ried at the family farm on Saturday.
For those of you who haven't been
reading this column in the past, the
Southern Sisters are a group of area
women who began cooking the food
for our children's weddings a few
years ago.
Each and every wedding we come
together to do a whole lot of cooking
and quite a bit of talking. This tradi-
tion is one we have all come to look
forward to. The last couple of wed-
dings, some of the little sisters (our
daughters), have joined in to help
pull off the big event.
Sheila's son's wedding was really
nice, and we all enjoyed the farm
theme. Our farm menu consisted of
smoked pork roast, acre peas, sweet
potato souffle, buttermilk congealed
salad and yeast rolls. I would say, the
menu was about as Southern as you
can get. Needless to say most every-
one really enjoyed the meal.
The reception meal was served un-
der the farm's watermelon loading
shed, which actually made a wonder-
'ful reception site. The large steel shed
was flanked'by beautiful, green hay
...fields on each side. As the sun set,
and you looked out across the fields
it was a beautiful sight. A sense of.
well-being came over the land that
only those who live on a farm enjoy.
I have to say that we are all slow-
ing down a bit from when we began
this venture nearly 10 years ago. In
fact, by the end of the reception we
were about as tired as if we had been
riding a tractor all day.
Through the years we have cooked
in a lot of church kitchens, we have
even cooked outside on a wood grill
and gas fish cookers before, when
there was no kitchen facilities avail-
able. One wedding, we even washed
dishes in a old fashioned w ashttUbus-.
ing a water hose.
But I have to tell you, I don't be-
,lieve that we have ever cooked in a
nicer place than last weekend. Miss
Eloise Langford who is the grooms
grandmother has the finest kitchen
that we have ever cooked in.
She has a wonderful front porch
complete with a porch swing and
from time-to-time one or two Sisters
would take a break to swing and do
a little and visiting. At the back door
of the kitchen there is another porch
which is covered with shade from a
nearby tree. The back porch has a
large old enamel sink that Jackie and
Eloise.used when they first set up
house-keeping quite a few years ago.
As I scrubbed potatoes at the porch
sink I could not help but enjoy all the
farm animals which roamed around
older will be valid for six years.
Identification cards' for children
five through 14 years of age will be
valid for four years. Identification
cards for customers 15 and older will
be valid for eight years.
For details on Florida's driver li-
cense classes, visit http://www.fl-
hsmv.gov/ddl/dlclass.html.
Fee. Changes: Originals Renew-
als, Class E $27 $20, CDL: $67, ID
Cards: $10. Replacement Class E
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just outside the fenced yard. At one
time, there were four graceful pea-
cocks lined up in a row on top of a
fence panel, and few minutes later,
a couple of horses came grazing by.
Also, countless chickens and guineas
were busy scratching around trying to
uncover some tasty treat. It is kind of
hard to explain but a peace came over
my soul while scrubbing those pota-
toes Friday morning, a sweet sense of
all being well in my world.
I grew up on a farm and I know the
work is never ending and very hard
but there is still something really spe-
cial .about farm life and country liv-
ing. It's a shame that there is so few
farms left and 'so few children hav-
ing the opportunity to grow up on a
farm.
Needless to say all ten Southern
Sisters enjoyed spending the day vis-
iting and cooking together in Miss
Eloise kitchen down on the farm.'
Langford Farm that is.

. Donna Jones, another long-time
sister, showed up Saturday morning
with the following omelet roll. Need-
less to say we did stop visiting 'long
enough to enjoy a good size helping
of this wonderful breakfast dish, try
it, I'm sure you will like it as much as
we all did.




4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4. cup milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 eggs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese,
divided,
2 cups finely chopped fully cooked
ham or crumbled fried bacon
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
Line the bottom and sides of a
.greased,1Ox15 baking pan with one
inch sides (same pan as you use for
a jelly roll) with parchment paper
that has been greased. In a small
bowl, beat cream cheese and milk
until smooth. Add flour and salt; mix
until combined. In a large mixing
bowl, beat the eggs until blended.
Add cream cheese mixture; mix well.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 min-
utes or until eggs are puffed and set.
Remove from the oven. Immediately
spread with mustard and sprinkle
with 1 cup of cheese.
Sprinkle with ham or bacon, onions
and 1 cup of cheese. Roll up from the
short side, peeling parchment paper
away while rolling. Sprinkle top of
roll with the. remaining cheese and
bake 3-4 minutes longer or until
cheese is melted. Serves 10-12
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Happy Birthday wishes to Tim on September 29; Chris Martin,
Langford, Makensie Parrott, and Kandius Martin, and Kassie Holder
Carol Trantham on September 25; on September 30; Kyle Parnell on
Megan Mathis, Madeline N. Coyer, October 1.
William Bill Rogers, and Brock Pe- Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
irello on September 26; Ellen Au- and Mrs. Mauldin on September 26;
gusto, and "Bo" Robert Thomas on Mr. and Mrs. Ed Craft on Septem-
September 27; Gwen Rexroat, Deb- ber 27; David and Constance Gor-
bie Barron, and Jewel Davidson on dan, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Parrish, and
September 28; Virginia Gould, Bar- Chris and Karissa Roberts on Sep-
bara Gest, Jared Kinard, Jacob Stew- tember 28; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lord
art, J.T. Beck, and Deen Lancaster on September 29.

Battle of the Bands at Levy


County Fair
. This year's Levy County Fair, set
for Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, will in-
clude a Battle of the Bands.
- Bands have the opportunity to win
$1,000 for first place, $500 for sec-
ond place, and $250 for third place.
, Fair officials say they still have
some spots open for any non-profes-
Sional bands to enter. The winner and
first runner up will receive the honor
and recognition of being the "Great-


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est Bands in Levy County" along
with a cash prize.
The first place band will also have
the distinction of being the headline
entertainment on the main stage of
the fair Nov. 1. The second place ,
band will earn the honor of being the
opening act that same day.
For more information, go to www.
levycountyfair.com or call (352) 486-
8029.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hutchinson
Raymond (Ray) Hutschinson of Trenton and Linda Burdette of Franklin,,
North Carolina, were married on September 6, 2008 in Franklin. The couple
Exchanged vows at the Mt. Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Carson Gibson
performing the ceremony.
R Following a honeymoon trip to Banff, Alberta, Canada, and Yellowstone
National Park, they returned to Florida.


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Recorded
Marriages in
Gilchrist Co.
David Andrew Jackson Houser,
11/3/1979, and Bonnie Evertice
Bass, 12/20/1976, both of Newberry,
were married on 9/13/2008 in New-


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Daniel Matthew Dewees,
4/15/1981, and Chrystal Leah Long,
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Fred Edwards, Minister.
Anibal Jose Melendez, 1119/-1974,
and Elvia Ordonez Ramos, 2/18/1979,
both of Alachua, were married on
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DeAnna's proud parents are Jonathan and Lindsay Faison.


Slaughter fo. Gilchrist County Sheriff


My Platform is LEADERSHIP

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

E power the men and women of the Sheriff's Office to perform their duties to the highest standards


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

D develop better working relationships with all local, state and federal
law enforcement agencies.

E xpand 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.

R respect and treat every citizen fairly and equally.

S ubstations 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.

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

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


of excellence.
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P roper 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 Sheriffs 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 November 4th.
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On Thursday, September 4, 2008
Kaden Eugene, and Grant William
Stanley welcomed their baby brother
into this world. Blake Thomas Stan-
ley was born to Jessie and Amber
Stanley at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. Blake weighed 7
lbs. .7 oz., and was 20 inches long.
SBlake is welcomed by a large ma-
ternal and paternal family. His ma-',
ternal grandparents are James and
Danette Baker of Trenton; maternal
great-grandparents are Russel and:
Carol Buck of Trenton; and Audrey
Baker of Santa Fe, Texas. Aunts and
uncles are Seth and Meagan Maurer,
Chadwick and Brittney Brewer, and
Katelyn Baker. His cousin is Emily
Maurer. All are of Trenton.
His paternal grandparents are Car-
ey and Barbara Stanley of Roanoke,
Virginia; great-grandparents are Jes-
sie and Dorothy Stanley of Roanoke,
Virginia. Aunts and uncles are Mark'
and Jane Leet of Jacksonville; Carey:
and Bonnie Stanley of Orlando. His
cousins are Braiden and Ethan Leet
of Jacksonville. Special "uncle" Matt
White of Gainesville.
Welcome Blake, 'we love you.

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Raymond Eugene Robbins,
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Deanne Yelvington, 3/10/1982, of
Bell.
Earl Edwin Jones, 10/16/1981, and
Ashely Lynn Crowe, 8/10/1985, both
of Bell.

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celebrate 84t birthday
Nadine Hodge of Bell with some of her prize pepper plants. Mrs.
fHodge will be 84 on September 30, 2008.


The Trenton Diamond
Club serving pork
dinners
I The Trenton Diamond Club is
serving pork dinners on October 3,
2008 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Billy
Smith's Watermelon shed. The meal
includes pork, baked beans, coleslaw
and a drink, for $7.
a Proceeds will be used for the con-
truction of the new covered batting
'cages. Tickets can be purchased in
advance from Scott Guthrie at Drum-
mond Community Bank, Gilchrist
Property Appraiser's Office, or
plerk's Office.

Suwannee River
Garden Club to meet
Summer is over for another year,
and it is time to think about fall. The
$uwannee River Garden Club will
hold its first meeting of the new sea-
son on the last Monday of month,
September 29, 2008, at 7 p.m. Mar-
yin Weaver, Gilchrist County Exten-
sion Agent will instruct the members
,on fall vegetable gardening. With
food prices on the increase, this will
be a timely topic.
We are happy to welcome 10 new
Inembers, bringing the membership
to 45. The new officers will be in-
(talled at the meeting, namely, Lisa
Smith, President; Linnie Beck, Vice
President; Judy Benton, Secretary;
And Pat Landis, Treasurer. Commit-
tees will be formed and plans to at-
tend the District V meeting in Ocala


on October 15, 2008 will be made.
The club meets in the church build-
ing behind the Cadillac Motel in Fan-
ning Springs. The public is welcome.
Come and bring a friend. For more
information contact Joan Pryor (352)
542 2211.

Gilchrist County
Sheriff Volunteers news
The Sheriff's Volunteers are gear-
ing up for their fifteenth Thanks-
giving Food Drive,. and are asking
residents and businesses for help in
making this another successful event
by either contributing funds, or non-
perishable food items. Suzi Wright is
the volunteer program director and is
ready to accept your offer of goods
or funds, and you may reach her by
calling (352) 463-9048. Also, if any-
one knows of a family in need of our
Thanksgiving offer, please call Suzi.
Any and all help is greatly appreci-
ated.
During the month of August,
Crime Watch vehicles were driven
.802 miles, and volunteers contrib-
uted 96 hours of their time by patrol-
ling county roads, and assisting at
school crossings. CARE (Check And
Respond Everyday) callers made 68
well-check calls to those in need. Ap-
plication for this countywide service
are available from any Crime Watch-
er member, or by calling Suzi Wright
at the number above.
The. next general 'meeting will be
held on October 7th at 6 p.m., at the
Sheriff's Office. All interested ire'i-
dents are invited to attend.


thie week 4


Jessica Stalvey


4-H'er of the Week
Jessica Stalvey
The 4-H member of the week
this time is a young lady who is
well rounded, down to earth, and
always has a huge smile on her
face.
Jessica Stalvey is a 14 year-old
member of the Blue Springs 4-H
Club and has been very active in
the swine and poultry projects.
Jessica has also participated.
on the Consumer Choices judg-
ing team. This is a contest for
4-H'ers to help them learn how
to make good decisions with
their money. The young people
are presented with certain buying
situations and have to use infor-
mation about products, including
their price, to decide which prod-
uct is the best value. Jessica and
the other young people can tell
you that the cheapest item isn't
always the best value. Jessica
was part of a 1st place Consumer
Choices team at the North Florida
Fair.
Jessica loves to go to 4-H Camp
Cherry Lake during the summer
and she also participates in the 4-
H sewing day camps.
Jessica is very active in her
church and is also a student ath-
lete at Bell High School.
Jessica has been very active in
her 4-H Club serving as a club of-
ficer and is very involved in 4-H
County Council.
Congratulations, Jessica, on be-
ing the 4-H member of the week!


BUDGET SUMMARY
GILCHRIST COUNTY FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY


ARE 8.5%


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


4


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD


GENERAL
FUND
$900,000


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS
$873,383


TRANSPORTATION
FUNDS
$403,000


CAPITAL
FUNDS
$738,433


ENTERPRISE
FUNDS
$933,815


TOTAL

$3,848,631


ESTIMATED REVENUES:


TAXES:
Ad Valorem Taxes
Ad Valorem Taxes(MSTU)
Sales and Use Taxes
Charges for Services
Intergovernmental Revenue
Licenses & Permits
Fines & Forfeitures
Franchise Fees
Rents and Royalties
Interest Earned & Other
Transfers In
Less 5% for Estimated Revenues
Total Revenues and .
Other Financing Sources
Total Estimated Revenues
and Balances


EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:

General Governmental Services
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Economic Environment
Human Services
Culture & Recreation
Debt Service
Other Financing Sources (Uses)


Total Expenditures/Expenses
Reserves
Total Appropriated Expenditures
and Reserves


Millages per $1000
8.2695
1.0523


$5,627,178
$0
$769,107
$602,002
$2,811,552
$148,060
$43,000
$0
$14,163
$195,600
$61,974
-$488,485

$9,784,151

$10,684,151


$4,013,253
$4,045,210
$233,472
$0
$63,323
$482,792
$480,071
$24,546
$796,647


$10,139,314
$544,837

$10,684,151


$0
$110,000
$55,000
$532,700
$0
$5,000
$0
$0
$1,397,518

-$38,479

$2,061,739

$2,935,122


$165,889
$1,951,986
$0
$0
$575,093
$0
$0
$55,000
$31,774


$2,779,742
$155,380

$2,935,122


$0
$413,377
$5,925
$8,570,688
$2,000
$0
$0
$0
$260,190
$714,147
-$58,694

$9,907,633

$10,310,633


$15,000
$28,188
$0
$9,955,602
$0
$0
$0
$311,843


$10,310,633
$0

$10,310,633


$0
$0
$0
$500,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
$89,050
$268,100
-$4,455

$852,695

$1,591,128


$279,715
$643,313
$0
$0
$0
$82,500
$400,000
$0
$185,600


$1,591,128
$0

$1,591,128


$0
$716,063
$0
$894,500
$285,500
$0
$0
$0
$0
$620,473

-$112,205

$2,404,331

$3,338,146


$0
$1,508,603
$1,267,788
$0
$0
$0
$199,500
$244,083
$0


$3,219,974
$118,172

$3,338,146


$5,627,178
$716,063
$1,292,484
$1,557,427
$12,700,440
$150,060
$48,000
$0
$14,163
$2,562,831
$1,044,221
-$702,318

$25,010,549

$28,859,180


$4,473,857
$8,177,300
$1,501,260
$9,955,602
$638,416
$565,292
$1,079,571
$635,472
$1,014,021


$28,040,791
$818,389

$28,859,180


4 .


NOTICE OF



BUDGET HEARING



The Gilchrist County Board of County

Commissioners has tentatively adopted a

budget for FY2009.






A public hearing to make a FINAL

DECISION on the budget

AND TAXES will be held on:






September 29, 2008

5:15 P.M.

at

Gilchrist County Board of County

Commissioner's Meeting Room

210 S. Main Street

Trenton, Florida

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Communiut service proaetI
Ia ideas belin sought bY Trenton

I and Bell JAG programs '


Left to right: Students from Kindergarten and Second grades are
front row: Albany Smithers, Emily Noyes, Hannah Loy, and Kin-
sey Akins. Back row: Jakerria King, Nathan Lovelace, and Logan
Akins.
Read for Pizza at

Trenton Elementary
Let's give a big hand to these TES.readers. These students have been
reading and were awarded the Hungry Howie's sponsored Super Student
Award for AR points. Congratulations!




THANK YOU


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By Carrie A. Mizell
Middle school students at Trenton
and Bell are learning the importance
of goal setting, making good choic-
es, working together and leadership
skills through a new program known
as JAG.
Jobs for America's Graduates
(JAG) is not run by students, but is
led by students, explained Coordina-
tor Karen Murray, who oversees the
program at Bell Middle School.
This school year 40 BMS students
have joined the program, while 36
Trenton Middle School students have
joined JAG, explained Kyle Tatoris,
JAG coordinator at TMS.
"Students were given the choice
to participate in JAG," Murray said.
"The students that have chosen to
participate will be on hand in their
communities and open to ideas on
how we can get involved."
According to Murray, students' will
have several areas that they will have
to set goals in. Once goals have been
set, students will have to figure out
how to reach.these goals and work to-'
gether to get them done. While work-
ing on their goals, JAG students will
also be planning activities for their
class.


Life skills, including how to write a
resume, fill out a job application, get
an interview, and then what to wear
to an interview will be taught to JAG
students. Murray said students will
leam how to make a budget and what
happens when you can't keep it.
Students will also be put in situa-
tions where they can participate in a
mock interview and job shadowing.
In late August, JAG students at
BMS were given an assignment to
think about what types of community
service they could get involved in
around the community, Murray said.
"The one thing students have re-
peated over and over is, 'I don't
want to pick up trash by the side of
the road,"' Murray said. "They don't
have to. Their assignment is to look
around their communities and figure
out projects that need to be done."
Local businesses and individuals
are encouraged to help JAG students
by suggesting ideas the students can
consider. No idea is too big or too
small to be discussed, Murray said.
To suggest a community service
project or fundraising project ideas,
call Karen Murray at BMS at 463-
3232 or Kyle Tatoris at TMS at 463-
3210.


Trenton Middle/High School student
government homecoming news


Trenton Middle/High School has
kicked off another great year electing
the 2008/09 student government of-
,ficer. The officers consist of President
Brenna Land, Vice President Cody
Hardy, Secretary Megan Anderson,
Reporter Katelyn Turner, and Trea-
surer Jessica Perryman. SGA spon-
sors this year are Belinda Heaton,
and Colleen Roberson.
The 2008 Homecoming festivi-
ties will start the week of September
29th. The theme this year is "Super-
heroes," and the motto is "A Hero's
Homecoming." Superheroes have
been assigned to each grade so that
they can decorate their doors, hall-
ways, rooms, and construct their
skits and floats. The class themes
are as follows: seniors-Superman,
juniors-Batman, sophomores-Spider-
man, freshmen-The Incredible Hulk,
eighth grade-Mr. Fantastic, seventh
grade-Invisible Woman, sixth grade-
The Thing, and fifth grade- The Hu-
man Torch.
Spirit days for homecoming week
are as follows: Monday-crazy hat
day, (pick a goofy, silly, funky hat to
'ear): Tuesday-teacher da\ (dress as
your favorite teacher). Wednesday-"
portns day dress in \our favorite
team's attire); Thursday-theme day
(dress according to your' grades su-
perhero); Friday-spirit day (dress in
orange and black and Tiger attire).
The annual THS Tiger Growl will
be held on Thursday, October 2nd at
7:30 p.m. on the Tiger football field.
On Friday, October 3rd, the Home-
coming parade will begin at 2:15
p.m. at Trenton Elementary School.
The route will'continue towards NW.
llth Avenue, and proceed south on
Main Street, ending in the city park.
Anyone interested in participating in
this years homecoming parade must
pick up a parade form in the front of-
fice at THS. On Friday, October 3rd


at 6:45 p.m., the pre-game activities
will begin followed by the Home-
coming Varsity football game against
Bronson. We looklforward to work-
ing with the whole community dur-
ing our 2008 homecoming week.
Thank you,
Katelyn Turner
SGA reporter


Mrs. Welbers' Class at TES celebrates Kindergarten
Color Days and Remembers September 11th!
Back row: Bryce Folds, Aiden Ross, Jacob Guthrie, Alex Brown, Sarah
Harmeier, Blake Herrington, George Chapman, Chandler Sullivan,
and Vincent Love. Middle Row: Shelton Thomas, Robert Westover,
Titus Blank, Mrs. Welbers, Mrs. Angela, Kaedon Dunn, Blaise Buck-
ner, and Traven Gay. Front Row: Hayle Tomlinson, Kinsey Akins,
Aubrey O'Steen, Lexi Tomlinson, and Makayla Phillips. Mrs. Wel-
bers' Class celebrated school and each of the eight colors by having
our annual Kindergarten Color Days. Every day the students and
staff worethe color of the day. We learned how to recognize that color,
how to spell it and to recognize the letters in the word. On September
11th ibe joined our hearts and hands to create a flag in memory of
that day. We ate and sorted red, white and blue goldfish crackers and
talked about what the flag means to us!

Trenton MS Tigers shutout Bell


by Todd Bryant
The Trenton Tiger middle school
football team traveled to Bell on
Tuesday, September 16, to take on
the Bell Bullpups.
Trenton proved to be too much for
the Bullpups to handle as the young
Tigers rolled to a7 40-0. win. Cedric,
Stokes led the Tigers offensively,
scoring three times from the line of
scrimmage, and once on a punt return.
The Tiger offensive line made wide
holes all night in the Bulldog defense
allowing Stokes to get up a head of


steam through the Bulldog defen-
sive backfield. Tiger Malik McGee
returned a punt for a touchdown and
Corbin Wiggins caught a pass from
quarterback Stephen Smith, scoring
from 35 yards out.
The Tiger defense was tenacious,
only allowing Bell a handful of first
downs. The Bulldogs never threat-
ened to score. The Tigers were led
defensively by Hunter Parrish, Clif
Bryant and Stokes. The Tigers and
Bulldogs will meet again on Tuesday,
September 23rd, at Trenton.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From September 25,2008 to October 1, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702


9/25
9/29
9/29
9/26
9/26
9/29
9/30
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10/1
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9/25 7:00pm
9/26 7:30pm
9/26
9/29-10/3
9/29 4:00pm
9/30 4:00pm
9/30 5:00pm
9/30 7:00pm
10/2 7:00pm
10/3 2:00pm
10/3 6:30pm
10/4 8:00am


BELL ELEMENTARY
Pre-K Parent Night
National School Lunch Week
Safety Patrol T-Shirt sale
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
n Varsity football game vs/Providence
2pm Regional HOSA meeting C
m JV/Varsity volleyball games vs. Newberry
m MS/JV/Varsity volleyball vs. Trenton
pm Herff Jones (senior class ring orders)
ASVAB testing .
Zpm Bell Health Fair
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4:00pm Sign Language 3-4th grades
:00Opm Sign language lst-2nd grades
5:30pm Drama Club Practice
Music Room/Cafeteria
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH


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Providence
Chiefland HS
BHS
BHS
BHS
BHS
BHS


MS, JV, V Volleyball v. Bronson Tiger Gym
JV Football at Hawthorne Hawthorne
Varsity Football at Lafayette HS Mayo
Last Day to register for the Nov. 1 SAT
National School Lunch Week/ Tiger Homecoming Week
MS, JV, Varsity Volleyball v. Dixie County HS Cross City
MS, JV, Varsity Volleyball at Bell HS Bulldog Gym
Gilchrist County Planning Council Meeting Auditorium
JV Football at Branford Branford
Tiger Growl Tiger Field
Homecoming Parade "A Hero's Homecoming"
Varsity Homecoming Football Game v. Bronson Tiger Field
SAT test Cafeteria
Up-To-Date Calendar on www.gilchristschools.org


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008


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Bell remains undefeated with

victory over Lighthouse

Christian


SBy John M. Ayers
The Bell Bulldogs remained un-
defeated as they spanked Lighthouse
Christian Academy Friday night in
Deland. The Bulldogs jumped out to
an early lead scoring 37 points in the
first half, to hold a 37-14 edge at in-
termission.
In the second half, Bell outscored
the host 20-6 to grasp their third
straight win of the season. Lee Car-
lisle led the Bulldogs on offense


rushing for 108 yards on 14 carries.
William Joiner assisted as the run-
ning back shredded the Lighthouse
Christian defense for 99 yards on 10
carries. Justin Fowler completed 7 of
14 passes with 1 interception and 3
touchdowns for 162 yards.
Bell will travel to Jacksonville Fri-
day, September 26, to take on Provi-
dence Academy. This game will kick-
off at 7:30 p.m.


THI Tiqer Band news


The Band Booster meeting will be
on October 13th at 6:30 in the eve-
ning after Monday afternoon prac-
tice. All are welcome to come. This
season the parental hands on help we
have gotten have been outstanding.
Thank you.
Please check the schedule for any
extra practices and all of the events
coming up. October 3rd is our next
home game. Please come and see
the show and enjoy a great football
game.
The band is selling coupon Enter-
tainment Books. If anyone is inter-


ested, please call the band room and
just ask one of the Tiger Pride March-
ing Band members. You save a lot
more money than you spend on the
book.
We are putting together a recipe
book for the fall fundraiser. If you
have any recipes you would like to
share please go tq the band website
and download the recipe form. Any
and all recipes are welcome. Please
have them turned in by October 1st
so we'll be able to order the recipe
books for the holiday season. Thank
you!


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that have lost their way and now are in
need of a~ new home. They are hoping to
find a home together because they love
each other and would hate to be apart. If
you are looking for a new love please come
check out Gilchrist County Animal
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By John M. Ayers
The Trenton Tigers faced their foe
with sincerity Friday night but suf-
fered a 41-6 loss to Pedro Menendez
of St. Augustine.
The Tigers' C. J. Bowers set the
pace as he rushed for 218 yards on
31 carries scoring 1 touchdown. Run-
ning back Tyler Brown also picked
up 52 yards for the hosts on 8 car-
ries. Quarterback Caleb Smith picked
up 28 yards on 4 rushes. The young
quarterback completed 4 of 14 at-
tempts for 28 yards with 1 intercep-
tion. Smith's favorite receivers Car-
son Gilbert and Corbyn Pugh assisted


with 2 receptions.
Trenton's defense was led by Tra-
vis Sessions as the senior had 8 total
tackles. Bowers had 4 solos and 2
assists from his defensive back post.
Jimmy Bogarde and Michael Elliott
each provided 5 tackles each in this
contest.
The loss drops the Tigers' record
to 0-3 as they travel to Mayo Friday
night to face the Lafayette County
Hornets. Lafayette County sits atop
of the overall record with 3-0 wins
with this the first Class A District 2
game for both teams. This game will
kickoff at 7:30 p.m.


Bell Band news IFWC to score antlers


On September 18, the monthly
meeting of the Bell Band Boosters,
Inc was held in the Bell Middle/High
School band room with several new
faces in attendance. Our second fund
raiser of the season winds down with
a great response from the community
and the high sales awards: 1st place
goes to 7th grader Katie Thomas; 2nd
place goes to senior Ulrica Diamond;
3rd place goes to 6th grader Tina
Birchfield. Great job ladies.
Cookie dough delivery is Thursday,
October 2, all band members please
remember to pick up your orders at
the entrance to the auditorium, across
from the band room, from 3 p.m. un-
til 7:30 p.m.,
The September meeting was to
address proposed amendments of
the boosters by-laws, among other
things. This discussion was tabled
until the next meeting on October 16
at 7 p.m., due to the numerous sug-
gested revisions proposed, rather
than minor changes. Due to time
constraints the motion was made and
approved unanimously to hand out
the proposed changes, as well as the
current by-laws for the membership
to take home a review at their leisure.
Anyone that was not able to attend
this meeting but wishing to review
the proposed revision please feel free
to email president@bellpurplepower-
houseband.org (put "by-laws" in the
subject please), and you will- be sent
the attachment. Our current by-laws
'are available on our website www.
bellpurplepowerhouseband.org. So,
mark your calendars for October 16,
2008 for the proposed by-law revi-
sions.
Elaine Lagasse
President
Bell Band Boosters, Inc.


in Live Oak on
October 4th
Officers from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) will score deer antlers Octo-
ber 4 in Live Oak.
The annual scoring will begin at 10
a.m. and will continue until all scor-
ing is completed. The event will be
at R & R Tractor Parts and Hunting
Supplies at 944 N. Ohio Ave.
Hunters who have taken a buck
can have the antlers scored to com-
pare with other Florida deer taken in
previous seasons. The deer must have
been taken in Florida by fair-chase
methods.
Antlers scoring 100 points or more
qualify for the Florida Buck Registry,
and the owner will receive a certifi-
cate suitable for framing.
For more information, call R & R
Tractor Parts and Hunting Supplies at
(386) 362-2651.


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Adrianna Molnar and Summer Sanchez give the "limbo" a try.
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Madison Coates, Darren Eddy, andMalana Dampier enjoy the cotton
candy.
THRS Back to School Social


The 5th and 6th graders at Tren-
ton Middle-High enjoyed a "Back to
School Social" on Friday, September
5th.


The event was organized by the ad-
ministration at Trenton Middle-High.
This was a great kick-off to a new
school year!


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Rotary District
6940


.The Challenge
Recruit applicants to spend 4 weeks (May 22 June 20, 2009) in District 2040 Milan, Italy
Serving as part of a cultural & vocational exchange team and
International Ambassadors of Good will


The Qualifications (Partial List):
F1 Non-Rotarian and non-Rotarian family
LI 25 to 40 years old
L Employed full time
Li Good Health
L Recommended by a local club
L Willing to undergo training about Rotary
LI Flexible and tolerant of new experiences


The Procedure
J Identifiy qualified candidates from your
business or community
LI Have applicant complete application
(www.rotary.or/Rldocuments/en doc/161en.doc)
[] Complete Club Endorsement page
L] Mail the completed application in
by the deadline: Due October 11, 2008


Additional information on GSE can be found at www.rotary.org under Service and Fellowship
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For More Information Contact Michael Faught Trenton Rotary International Director
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25.2008


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HEART MATTERS


Football season is in full swing at
the Land house... thanks to all the
sports*channels available these days,
Monday night Football has turned
into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day...you get the idea. While I'm
not a die-hard fan, I do join my hus-
band to watch a game from time to
time. Recently, I became interested in
a particular piece of equipment that
is mandatory for every player on the
field: mouth guards. Mouth guards
are the coverings used to protect teeth
from injury during sports. (For those
player's parents who spent a fortune
on braces, you may want to keep an
extra on hand!) Anyway, these mouth
guards got me thinking that we could
sure use a piece of -equipment like
this that would protect our mouths
from injury in our relationships...
What kind of restrictions have you
chosen to set on your speech? Curs-
ing and swearing may be the first
things that come to mind, but what
about those slang "substitute" words
that everyone knows what word they
are standing in for? What about gos-
siping and criticizing people behind
their back? In Ephesians 4:29, the
Bible has a one-size fits all mouth
guard: "Do not let unwholesome talk
come out of your mouths, but only
what is helpful for building others up
according to their needs, that it may
benefit those who listen."
According to FamilyLife Ministry


founders, Dennis and Barbara Rain-
ey, "If we hope to control the wild
tongues in our family, we must first
clean up the words that flow from
our own. The way you speak to each
other, and to your children, must set
the course...Do your children hear
you using unwholesome speech to
describe your neighbors or cowork-
ers? What comments do they hear
you making about your boss, pastor,
or when someone cuts you off in traf-
fic?"
As a generation, we have lost the
concept of being able to disagree
with someone's position without be-
ing disrespectful to them or attacking
their character. Sadly, this is being
modeled by too many of our po-
litical leaders, celebrities and those
elsewhere in the spotlight. Perhaps
some fancy, overpriced mouth guards
should be the next fashion fad!
We must never forget that mu-
tual respect is the foundation of all
healthy relationships. The way we
portray that respect, first and fore-
most, is with the words that we allow
to come out of our mouths. In Prov-
erbs 141:3, David asks God to "Set a
guard over my mouth, 0 Lord; keep
watch overthe door of my lips." We
would all do well to make the same
request and get our mouth guard in
place before we enter the playing
field.. .because our relationships and
our hearts matter.


Blessings, Angie


Trenton Community Nazarene Church

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

10:30 a.m. SundaU Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday! Worship Service

+65-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


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

SUNDAY SCHOOL ..................... ... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP .........................- 11 'AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...... ........ 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM

PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER, OF YOUtf ROBBIE BEACH.
a CHURCH PHKNE6 352-472-3845 n s
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 -Trenton, Florida 32693 t,
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday: Sunday School/Bible Study.........................9:15 AM
Morning W orship.................. ................... ........... 10:30 AM
(Children's Church During Morning Service)
Evening Worship Service........................................ ... 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..............................7:00 PM
KID M O ..........................................................................6:45 PM
S~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~

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


FiPst Baptist ChurchL

Welcomes you!


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL.


Church News


Branford Presbyterian
Church Annual Fall
Bazaar
The Branford Presbyterian Church,
Presbyterian Women of the Church
will hold their annual Fall Bazaar
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
October 4 at the Branford Presbyte-
rian Church Fellowship Hall.
The Bazaar will feature handmade
crafts, baked goodies, and a white el-
ephant yard sale. A raffle fundraiser
for a beautiful earth-tone colored,
queen size, handmade quilt, created
by one of our ladies is also being
held, so please ask for tickets while
you're there.
Branford Presbyterian Church is
located 'on the comer of Branford
Hwy. 247 and Drane St. and Haires
Ave., near downtown Branford.
For more information or raffle tick-
ets call 935-3371, or 935-1784.


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YOU ARE WELCOME AT

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

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


Pastor Jerry Milton


Youth Director Josh Dease


www.Drnscillaatbell.ory


Steven Cox
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(352) 472-6562
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 2008


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-2028
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net www.backtobethel.org


Homecoming October 5th

1 1 am Dinner on the Grounds

Come Join Our Church Family

at Bethel For Our


REVIVAL on

October 5th 8th

Starting at 7 pm Sunday

and every night

through Wednesday

Guest Speaker: Tony Barber
and Evangelist Musician, Mark Shaw

Bethel Baptist Church
7070 SW CR 334A Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-2028


GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


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


t


"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
SWednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

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


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


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


NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED FOR:
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREEN
CHILD & ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS


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

State Employees Group PPC, Health Options, Champus, CMS,
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.
119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120
Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Branford Presbyterian
Church to celebrate 122
years
The Branford Presbyterian Church,
will celebrate 122 years on October
12, 2008. Established in 1886 Bran-
ford Presbyterian Church has been an
active, giving, and loving member of
Branford and the surrounding com-
munities. Our annual homecoming
event welcomes all who would like
to join from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a
covered dish lunch following the ser-
vice in the church Fellowship Hall.
Branford Presbyterian Church .is
located on. the comer of Branford
Hwy. 247 and Drane St. and Haines
Ave., near downtown Branford.
For more information call 935-
3371, or 935-1784.


First Baptist Church
Williston Homecoming
celebrating 150 years
First Baptist Church Williston will
be celebrating 150 years of Christian
Ministry on October 10, 11, and 12,
2008. Dr. John Sullivan, executive
director treasurer of the Florida Bap-,
tist Convention will be our featured
preacher for all three services.
Friday night service "A Time 'for
Remembering" will begin at 7 p.m.;
Saturday night service "A Time for
Renewing" will begin at 6 p.m.; and
Sunday morning service "A Time for
Rejoicing" will begin at 10 a.m.
The Singing Treeman Rob Langs-
ton of Chiefland will be our guest so-
loist in the Sunday morning service


and will provide a gospel music con-
cert following the covered dish lun-
cheon. There will be special music in
each of the worship services.
We would like to invite you to come
home for Homecoming at First Bap-
tist Church Williston, so make plans
to join us for one or all of these ser-
vices. For more information, please
call (352) 528-4331 or visit us on the
web at www.fbcwilliston.org.

Old Town
Methodist Women's
yard and bake sale
Old Town Methodist Women will
hold their annual Yard and Bake Sale
on Friday, October 3, from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., and on Saturday, October 4,
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We have furniture, collectable
dolls. Some of the dolls are in the
original boxes and some have been
appraised. We also have a 100 year-,
old collection of cigar and cigarette
wrappers in an organized book. Plus
lots of clothes, books, and knick-
knacks.
Our Methodist Men will serve a
lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs,
with all the trimmings.
We hope to see you there,
,Dot Halvorsen

Office hours with State
Representative Debbie
Boyd's staff in Trenton
A member of State Representative
Debbie Boyd's staff will be visiting
Trenton on the second Thursday,
October 9, morning of every month
so the citizens of Trenton will have
an opportunity to meet personally


with staff to discuss issues. The staff
member will be available from 9:30
until 12:00 noon, in room 157 of the
courthouse.

FHP Driver License and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: October 1-31, 2008. These
checkpoints will be held at the fol-
lowing locations, in the following
counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47,
CR 138, SE 70"th Ave, CR 232, CR
340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SR 349.
Levy: SR'24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR
316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as worn/unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked/broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective light-
ing. In addition, attention will be ,di-
rected to violations of driver license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforcing state
laws, which relate to the safe and le-
gal operation of motor vehicles.


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Barbara Thomas speaks at AARP Program


Norm Conti presents AARP President Nancy Padgett. with An-
drus Award Pin for being nominated for the Outstanding Volunteer
Award


The regular AARP Meetifg was
held on Tuesday, September 16, at
the Trenton Community Center at
10:30 a.m., 64 Members and Guests
were present.
Barbara Thomas, of "Seniors vs.
Crime" presented our program. If you
were one of the interested parties who
picked up an application, it can be
filled out and turned in to Chief Billy
Smith at the Trenton Police Depart-
ment or brought to the next meeting.


A training program will be upcoming
before the end of the year. This will
be a great service to Gilchrist County
and its citizens.
President Nancy Padgett is a final-
ist in the state competition for the
Volunteer of the Year Award by the
Andrus Foundation.
Nominations for chapter officers
for 2009 were brought before the
body by the nominating commit-
tee. If you are interested in holding


an office, the floor will be open for
nominees at the next meeting. At. the
close of nominations the election will
be held. There will be many positions
open for committee chairpersons and
workers on committees; the more
people involved in chapter work, the
stronger our chapter will become.
Democrat candidate for State Rep-
resentative, Tim Cunha, and his wife
from Ocala, made an appearance at
our meeting and talked with many of
our members.
After committee reports, a deli-
cious salad, sandwich, and desserts
luncheon was served and good fel-
lowship was shared by all.
Norm Conti
Publicity Chairman


Local resident
participates in AQHA
Horseback Riding
Program
Mary T. Bender of Trenton, re-
cently earned an award for logging
750 hours in the American Quarter
Horse Association Horseback Riding,
Program. The program recognizes
and rewards AQHA member for time
spent with their American Quarter
Horses in activities such as trail rides,
working cattle, pleasure driving, and
simply riding.
A unique aspect of the program is
its simplicity. Current AQHA mem-
ber complete a program application
and pay a one-time $25 enrollment
fee. Each enrollee receives an official
AQHA log sheet to record their hours
driving or riding an American Quar-
ter Horse. Participants need not own
their own horse, but all official hours
must be accrued with a registered
American Quarter Horse.
Nine subsequent awards are pre-
sented at 100 to 5,000 hour levels and
range from merchandise gift certifi-
cates from Drysdales Western Store
to a Montana Silversmith trophy belt
buckle at the highest level.
Other awards provided by AQHA
corporate sponsors include a $25
gift certificate, at the 100 hour level,
good towards any item from Drys-
dales Western Store, and 750 hours,
a Tex Tan basket stamped belt. For
each additional hour levels achieved
members will receive Montana Sil-
versmith products as awards. Also,


The Little Truck That Could!


As I have continued my travels on the campaign trail these past few months, you may have noticed the
little red truck I use to campaign in. My family thought you might enjoy the story behind this special
little truck and have asked me to share its importance to me, with you.

In 1986, my mother Minnie, became the proud owner of this 1986 Nissan pick-up truck. Coming from
simple means, she often expressed how proud she was because it was the first "brand new" vehicle she
had ever owned. Back then you would see my mother in her little red truck making trips to town, going
to church or out visiting friends. If you came up behind her on US 129 while making her way home,
you most likely had to go around, because she was never in a hurry in her little red truck!

For the next 10 years my mother enjoyed a quiet and simple life on the farm. She took great pride in
the .care of her flowers, chickens and cows and in spending time with family and friends. When she
passed away suddenly in 1996, I became the proud owner of her little red truck. This little truck would
become very sentimental to our entire family. The little red truck was once again used for trips to town
and played an active roll in my son Joey's commute, as he used it daily to get back and forth to High
School until he left to join the Air Force after graduation.

When I began planning my campaign for Gilchrist County Sheriff, I knew I wanted large part of my
. campaign to be focused on door to door visitation. I wanted to meet with as many citizens of Gilchrist
County as possible, to hear your suggestions and concerns about our county's law enforcement services,
explain my positions, and ask for your support. When it was time to eventually hit the campaign trail,
I looked at my newer truck, then over to my special little red truck and the choice of which vehicle to
use was and easy choice for me.

My little red truck is indeed the little truck that could. .While. it could get better gas mileage, and the
AC could be cooler, it has gotten me up and down many bumpy and dusty roads in Gilchrist County. As
I have traveled, I quickly learned it could access each and every lane or driveway, which leads back to
your homes!

My door to door campaign has been personally rewarding and I have thoroughly enjoyed stopping by
and visiting with the. citizen's of our county. Likewise, I am overwhelmed by the support and encour-
agement I have received while on my visits. As the November 4th election draws closer, I will continue
my door to door campaign to hear concerns, suggestions, and will continue asking for your support to
become your next Gilchrist County Sheriff.

In closing, I am reminded of a poem I once read God gave me an angel on the day of my birth, to
guide and protect me as I walk on this earth. She is by my side in all that I do and gives me the strength
to see the tough times through, But there's one Guardian Angel who has served like no other, she's the*
beautiful person that I call "mother".

Sincerely,

Daniel Slaughter and Family

Jna ifiw tnemew of Minnie Watem. Siaughte' Saicfdand 1917 1996

Political Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel Slaughter, Republican, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County


at both 500 hour and 5,000 hour
award levels, recipients receive rec-,
ognition in The American Quarter
Horse Jourpal, AQHA's monthly
magazine. Stepanie A. McCommon,
AQHA manager of membership ser-
vices, said "AQHA is very proud to
offer this program, rewarding people
who enjoy.riding and driving Ameri-
can Quarter Horses. Enrollees are
doing such diverse activities that it's
obvious this program literally fits ev-
eryone who likes spending.time with
horses."
AQHA actively encourages horse-
back riding as a recreational activity
that can be enjoyed alone or shared
with family and friends. For more
information about AQHA and its pro-
grams, visit www.aqha.com or call
(806) 376-4811.


6th Annual Alachua
Harvest Festival
The 6th Annual Alachua Harvest
Festival will be held on Sunday, Oc-
tober 26, 2008, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
on Main Street in downtown Ala-
chua.
Entertainment will feature Emmett
Carlisle, Emmett is one of Florida's
finest folk musicians. Emmett plays
an array of originals and cover tunes.


Emmett has played many festivals
including the Florida folk Festival,
Gamble Rogers and the Wil McClean
festival.
David Milam, a Beguiling mix of
American roots music blues, folk,
ragtime, traditional emotional heart-
felt lyrics with intricate fingerstyle
guitar playing.
County Road Band, The County
Road Band has proven to be one of
North Florida's Favorite Bands. Hard
driving, eclectic, Americana and pop
music played with energy and flair
with a bluegrass edge.
Late Nite Delivery, a favorite local
Gainesville 3-piece band that plays
American hits. Late Nite Delivery is
always a crowd pleaser.
Gamueau, Whether you like
smooth jazz, gospel, funk, R&B,
blues or pop, this band has it all.
Comfortable in multiple settings,
their fresh approach to an old school
sound is inviting and impressive.
The Santa Fe High School Jazz
. Band, a favorite from the spring fes-
tival the Santa Fe high School Jazz
Band will stop you in your tracks and
have you groovin' with their great big
band sound.
Tumblemania and Sun Country
will be showcasing their traveling
tumbling teams.


Barron's Aluminum
S-_ .* Licensed & Insured
* Free Estimates
Screen and Glass Rooms
Carports
Patio & Deck Covers
Decks & Handrails
Vinyl Siding
SSoffit and Fascia
Storm Panels & Shutters
We also do pool enclosures.

352-226-0561 or
S352-463-3004




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Fresh & Silk Arrangements
Hours:
SM-F 9am- 5pm
lef lora Sat. 9am 12pm
Laura Teague /Charlotte Pedersen Owners


Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129) 1
Open Every Tuesday


from 2pm 6pm


Farm Fresh

Produce

& Plants
htt:n'//www localharves


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Sept 2 Flying Turtles String Band
Sept 9 Backyard Pickers
Sept 13 Sustainable Ag Workshop &
Flying Turtles
Sept 16 Donna Stacy
Sept23 River Rats
Sept 30 The Trenton Trio
Every week: Open Mic 2 pm 3 pm
Our Farmers are FMNP Certified -
WIC Checks Accepted


FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farmers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 for more info "*Bring Growers Permit
Sponsored by City of Trenton F& Gilchrist County Journal


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Owners/Directors- Dawn F. Marsh


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Congratulations! NOTICE OF


PUBLIC HEARING


Left to right: Kitty McElhaney, chairperson Take Stock in Children
Leadership Council, James Montgomery, member Foundation Schol-
arship Board, Anne and Lester Scaff, S & S Food Stores, founders and
owners.
LCCC Foundation Announces 2008
Distinguished Friends of the
Foundation Award


James Montgomery, Lake City
Community College Foundation's
Scholarship board member and last
year's Distinguished Friend of the
Foundation recipient, recognized and
presented Lester and Anne Scaff, S
& S Food Stores founders and own-
ers since 1961, and headquartered in
Lake City as the 2008 Distinguished
Friends of the Foundation award re-
cipients at the Fourth Annual Com-
munity Appreciation Luncheon held
at the Lake City Community College
Conference Center on September 10.
This award is given annually to an
individual or individuals who have
given generously of their time and re-
sources to the college and the. Foun-
dation. This is the first year the award
has been given to a couple.
S & S Food Stores was: named the
2005 Florida Retail Federation Re-
tailer of the Year and consistently
ranks in the top 200 privately-held
companies in Florida. The chain also
received the 1995 Governor's Leader-
ship Award. Lester Scaff was named


the 1987 Columbia County Chamber
of Commerce Business Person of the
Year. Scaff is an active' Rotarian and
past President.
Anne Scaff is an active member of
Altrusa International of Lake City.
Scaff has served on the LCCC Foun-
dation executive board and finance/
audit board since 1985. Together,
they have served on numerous chari-
table and religious boards.
Lester and Anne Scaff, together
with their company volunteers, hold
many charitable events in support of
the local community. .One of these
is the Annual S & S Charities Golf
Tournament which has raised more


than $430,722 in p
tons that has been g
charities over the p
The Lake City Con
Foundation and Tak
dren have been reci
tournament since ti
their first tournament
generosity has prpvid
Take Stock in Childi


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SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 27
ALL CLOTHES MUST GO
baby clothes to adults
$1.00 SHIRTS,SHOES, DRESSE:
$5.00 JEANS OR FILL A BAG FOR $
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352 463-9448 Bell


Millage Per $1000
General Fund
Voted Debt


SVL would like to congratulate
Coach Gabriel Martin, Levy
County Trooper of the Year.

for at risk, disadvantaged students to
attend Lake City Community Col-
lege from Baker, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, and Union counties. They
have also funded S & S employee
and dependent scholarships for their
employees to attend LCCC and have
done so for over 20 years. The con-
ference room in the LCCC Founda-,
tion office has already been named
the "Lester and Anne Scaff Confer-
ence Room" in honor and apprecia-
tion of their support to LCCC.
The Scaff's are very deserving of
the prestigious 2008 Distinguished
Friends of the Foundation award.
They are proactive and commit-
ted adamant believers in our youth,
Lake City Community College, and
the Foundation. They have truly im-
pacted and changed many lives in our
community and continue to do so.


private contribu- From the Desk of
given to selected Gilchrist County Sheriff
rast eight years.
amunity College David P. Turner
e Stock in Chil- Weekly Sheriff's Report for week
pients from this ending
he Scaff's held September 22,2008
t in 2000. Their On September 15, 2008, Andrew
ded for over 100 L. Wright, 3/9/55, was. arrested on
ten Scholarships charges of Battery, and Aggravated
Battery.
1Nk4B On September 17, 2008: Rich-
G ard A: Pelchat, 1/7/58, was arrested
on a Dixie County Warrant with the
CIAL charge of VOP/Attempt to Interfere
LATION with Child Custody.
LA On September 17, 2008, David S.
ING Gleason, 12/3/78, was arrested on
charges of Unlawful Possession of
ter Heaters Listed Chemical and Possession of
racial Refrigeration Legend Drug without Prescription.
eAll Makesand Models On September 18, 2008,'Dqvid D.
I6ulO@, 1u11 4419,/71, was, .arrested on,the
4,3 charge bfFTA,'DV SR ".."'
"On 'fSep'iember '18 2008, Clifor/d
W. Blanchard, 2/16/56, was arrested
J T ^ on the charge of Battery/Domestic
Violence.
T On September 19, 2008, Ronald
Housekeeper, 1/22/74, was arrested
on the charge of Arson.
On September 19, 2008, Albert M.
Hopkins, 3/25/52, was arrested on
the charge of DUI.
UE On September 20, 2008, Rufus
E Boyd, 12/15/76, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Worthless Checks.
On September 20, 2008, Thomas
F. Roberts, 4/4/79, was arrested on
charges of Battery/Domestic Vio-
TH lence and Preventing Communica-
FH tion to Law Enforcement Officer.


Pork Dinner
$7 plate
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 3, 2008 at Billy
Smith's Watermelon Shed.
All proceeds benefits THS
Diamond Club


BUDGET SUMMARY
Town of Bell, Florida Fiscal Year 2008-2009


2.0
0-


SPECIAL
GENERAL REVENUE
FUND FIND


CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes: Millage Per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 2.0
Ad Valorem Taxes 0 (Voted Debt)
Sales and Use Taxes
Charges for Services
Intergovernmental Revenue
Licenses & Permits
Fines & Forfeitures
Franchise Fees
Interest Earned/Other
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Debt Services
Human Services
Financial & Administrative
Internal Services (City Planning)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Reserves
TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


$115,000 ,$0


38,364
17,750
0
70,909
3,800
500
0
16,062


DEBT
SERVICE
FIND


ENTERPRISE
FINn


TOTAL
RI BDGET


$115,000


38,364
17,750
0
70,909
3,800
500
0
16,062


147,385 0 0 0 147.385
262.385 0 0 0 262.385
107,620 0 0 0 107,620
8,800 0 0 0 8,800
26,360 0 0 0 26,360
59,589 0 0 0, 59,589
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
29,430 0 0 0 29,430
5,500 5,500
237,299 0 0 0 237,299,
25,086 0 00 0 25,086
262.385 0 0 0 262.385


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners will con-,
duct a public hearing to amend the following budgets on
Monday, September 29,2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gilchrist
County Commission Meeting Room, located at 112 S. Main
Street,Trenton, Florida.


General Fund
Law Library
Capital Outlay


Adopted
Budget
FY2008
$10,870,547
$5,710
$2,898,268


Amendment



$180,156
$2,996
$470,269


Amended
Budget

$11,050,703
$8,706
$3,068,537


"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommoda- .
tions to participate in this proceeding should contact (352)
463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-:<.
8771."


PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Board of County Commissioners i
Gilchrist County, Florida
Tommy Langford, Chairman ,


Attest:
Joseph W.Gilliam
dlerk-of Co.iurt.



NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

The Town of Bell has tentatively adopted 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 $


37,971.09


(8,831.33)



29,139.76



38,364.27


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

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Time: 7:00 pm


at



Bell Town Hall

3240 West Railroad Lane

Town of Bell, Florida 32619

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


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10.00
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2d68s


GILTCHRIST ~CO~UNTY JOURNAL


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Front row: Dakota Harding, treasurer; Savannah Harding, parlia-
mentarian; and Allison Green, secretary. Middle row: Kalen Lyell,
historian; Cassie Pridgeon, reporter; and Tucker McDaniel, chaplain.
Back row: Chris Harding, president; Tyler Pridgeon, vice president.


The Gator Country 4-H Club held
their first meeting on September 7,
2008. At the meeting the new officers


were elected. We are expecting a fun
year this year during our activities in
4-H.


oigt Trnton cigh Sehool, Glas of 1961
Left to right, front row: Wanda Fletcher, Betty Sue Clark Collins, Pauline Allen Rogers, Trudy Downing Fowler, Sharon Miller Crews, Eunice
;Stalvey Blevins, Helen Turner Jordan, Evelyn Jones Green, Wanda Lou Sheppard Wood, Betty Mathis Carter, Judy Wilkerson Chowdhry,
Wilhena Vickers Wilson, Elaine Hagan Faison, Mary Mikell Arrington. Back row: Principal Roy Derryberry, Wilson Clark, Clement Lind-
rse, A.J. Davis, Larry Langford, Herbert Brown, Jr., Dennis Salonko, Harold. Fowler, Herman Carlisle, Lionel Rogers, Charles Watson, James
',Durden, Class Advisor Mrs. Johny Johnson.


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Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Gary E. Ellwood to Margaret Furey
Miller, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot
8 Suwannee Gil Farms Unit 3, on
9/15/2008.
Joseph W. Gilliam Clerk of Court,
Countrywide. Home Loans, Inc.,
American Truss of Chiefland ,LLC,
Southern Truss,'Inc. 'David A. Thom-
as, Michael Martin,, State of Florida
Department of Revenue, Southstar
Funding LLC, John A. Soprano


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CITY OF TRENTON BUDGET SUMMARY FY 2008-2009
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF TRENTON ARE
2.7% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
General Fund Proposed Millage 3.0000 Mills
General Fund Revenue.
Ad Valorem Taxes $ 159,953
Other Tax Revenue $ 407,322
Licenses $ 12,000
Intergovernmental $ 96,627
Service Fees $ 115,000
Fines $ 10,500
Miscellaneous $, 14,900
Earmarked $ 16,850
Total Revenue $ 833,152

General Fund Expenditures,
Commission $. 49,450
Executive $ 71,800
Finance / Administration $ 54,500
Legal Counsel $ 20,750
Comprehensive Planning $ 15,500
Non-Departmental $ 46,500
Police $ 216,650
Fire $ 57,100
Code Enforcement $ 19,500
Animal Control $ 33,800
Cemetery Maintenance $ 400
Roads & Streets $ 198,700
Mosquito Control $ 500
Recreation $ 13,500
Budget Surplus Reserve Account $ 1,496
Interfmnd Transfer $ 33,006
Total Operating Expenditures $ 760,656
Total Non-Operating Expenditures $ 71,000
Total Expenditures $ 833,152

Water Sewer Fund Revenue
Total Operating Revenue $ 895,750
Total Non-Operating Revenue $ 4,000'
Total Revenue $ 899,750

Water Sewer Fund Expenditures
Total Operating Expenditu;es $ 847,750
Total Non-Operating Expenditures $ 49,500
Budget Surplus Reserve Account $- 2,500
Total'Expenditures $ 899,750

Community Redevelopment Fund Revenue
Total Revenue $ 591,849


Community Redevelopment Fund Expenditures
Expenditures $ 1247,900
Budget Surplus Reserve Account $ 343,949
Total Expenditures $ 591,849


The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the City Manager in City Hall
located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida., Publish: September 25, 2008
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Trustee, Audrey N. Soprano Trustee,
JohnA. Soprano Revocable Trust, US
Small Business Administration, First
Union National Bank to Drummond
Community Bank, certificate of title,
$241,559.60, on 9/15/2008.
Tobias C. Foster and Debra J. Fos-
ter to Steven M. Schalk and Gabri-
ele Hemple, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Tract 16 Gilchrist Gardens,, on
9/15/2008.
Steven M. Schalk and Gabriele
Hempel to Tobias C. Foster and Deb-
ra J. Foster, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Tract 17-A Gilchrist Gardens, on
9/15/2008.
John Coughlin and Nancy Cough-
lidt to William Caston and Kathleen
Caston, warranty deed, $10.00, Tract
15 Suwannee Fork, on 9/15/2008.
Carol Ann Smith f/k/a Carol Ann
Barker and Walter S. Marciante to
Carol Ann Smith and Walter S. Mar-
ciante, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
9/16/2008.
Joseph Thomas Lander to Sue
T. Lander Trust, quit claim deed,
S$10.00, on 9/16/2008.
Lindsey Boyd Lander to Sue T.
Lander Trust, quitclaim deed, $10.00,
" '9n/2800 i ?, '
:6 1 J'6/2668.A. ".-1 ;," .1 .
Jlan ..
Weeks to Ernest M. Weeks -and
Amanda M. Weeks, warranty deed,
$105,000.00, Lot 9 Suwannee Shores,
on 9/16/2008.
Gary J. Hale and Arlene M. Hale
to James Reynolds and Betty Kay
Reynolds, general warranty deed,
$75,900.00, on 9/16/2008.
Joseph Ellinger and Autumn El-
linger to Chesborough Investment
Properties Inc., warranty deed,
$215,400.00, on 9/16/2008.
Median Properties and Holdings,
Inc. to Scott Guthrie, general war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Lot 104 Pines
Estates, on 9/17/2008.
.Amanda S. Carver f/k/a Amanda
E. Summers and Treba G. Summers
toAmanda S. Carver and Christopher
E. Carver, quit claim deed, -$10.00,
on 9/17/2008.
Michael Baly and Margaret Boly to
Roxanne M. Collins, warranty deed,
$10.00, Tract 7 Rolling Acres, on
9/17/2098.
Gilchrist County Clerk, Margaret
Davisson, Wanda Davisson Allen, FL


Woodland Inc. d/b/a FL Woodland
Realty to Robert Pearce and Staci
N. Dubois, tax deed, $29,500.00, on
9/17/2008.
Roger Lampert and Beverly Lam-
pert to Jason C. Lampert, statutory
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Rogers
Subdivision, on 9/17/2008.
Loretta J. Lyell and Doug Lyell to
Loretta J. Lyell and Doug Lyell, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 9/17/2008.
Glaud E. Cox, Jr. and Rlhonda L.
Cox to Gregg L. Wolffis and Lee A.
Wolffis, warranty deed, $217,000.00,
Lot 12 Block 1 Suwannee River
Highlands Section 1, on 9/17/2008.
Nina Elwanda Frye to Vernon Den-
ton Philman, warranty deed, $10.00,
on 9/19/2008.
Delena H. Walton McGee Suc-
cessor Trustee and Ann M. Keyser,
Living Trust to Delena H. McGee
Walton, trustee's deed, $10.00, on
9/19/2008.
Charles Allen Newcomb to Gary
W. Newcomb and Tefi C. Newcomb,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 19 Unit 4
Ira Beas Oasis, on 9/19/2008.
Ruth M. Davis to Craig L. Davis,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 5 Block
6 Suwannee River Estates South, on
-9/19/2008.
Craig L. Davis to Randall L. Da-
vis and Debra E. Davis, general war-
ranty deed, $8,000.00, Lot 5 Block
6 Suwannee, River Estates South, on
9/19/2008.
Danny L. Frederick and Sharon A.
Frederick to Randall L. Davis and
Debra E. ,,vas, general warranty,
IeAd, .$-J1 .50' O00, on 9/19/2008.. .


March of Dimnes
Mission Possible to host
Bikers for Babies
On Saturday, October 4, March of
Dimes Mission Possible is hosting a
motorcycle ride, Bikers for Babies, to
benefit the March of Dimes.
The Tri-County area loves to ride
and this time of year should be per-
fect for a great ride to support a won-
derful Mission. The dollars raised
through our local Mission Possible
events help to support local grants
and research to save babies.
Mission Possible is a March of
Dimes fundraising event led by fe-
male business and community leaders
in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
If anyone is interested in joining our
Mission Possible team please give us
a call. Carol Jones at 463-6653, or
Betsy Trent at 378-9522.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m.
at Brick Grill on Highway 19 in Old
Town. The motorcycle ride begins at
11 a.m. and will travel through Di-
.xie, Lafayette and Gilchrist Counties.
The registration fee is $10 per rider.
At the end of the ride there will be
door prizes and live music.
"The-March of Dimes is the leading
nonprofit organization for pregnancy
and baby health. With chapters na-
tionwide and area event like Mission
Possible and Biker for Babies, the
March of Dimes works to improve
the health of babies.
So join Mission Possible and ride
with Bikers for Babies'to support the
March of Dimes.
For more information call Carol
Jones at. (352) 210-0025 or (352)
22-1-4349;


-Kids World.
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's easily learning years.
Now Enrolling for FREE Voluntary Pre-K in August!l
NAEYC Accredited Pre-K
S* School Readiness Program
tk Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
CDA Certified Teachers
USDA Food Program
Highscope Curriculum
CPR/First Aid Certified
a Ages 2-12
Stop byfor a tour of our facility.

352-463-3555
a
Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across from Trenton High School)


Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard


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NOTICE OF



BUDGET HEARING



The City of Trenton has tentatively adopted a

budget for Fiscal Year 2008-2009. A public

hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the

budget AND TAXES will beheld on:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

5:30 PM

At CITY HALL

KATHRYN DEEN COMMISSION

CHAMBERS

114 N. MAIN STREET

TRENTON, FL 32693


GILCHRIS T~T COU NTY JOURTRNAL


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008


Gilchrist County Woman's Club,
The first Gilchrist Woman's Club meeting, for the 2008-2009 year, was
hosted/sponsored by the Club's Executive Board, at the Club building
on September 11th, 2008. Those Executive Board ladies attending,
from Left to right: Jean Troke, Publicity Chairperson; Lois Scott, Par-
liamentarian; Cindy Slaughter, Finance Chairperson; Jo Buckles; Pro-
gram Chairperson; Bridget Richardson, Welfare Chairperson; Donna
Hayes, Treasurer; Mary Jo Mansfield, Membership Chairperson; and
Aim Ferguson, 2008-2009 President.


Gearing up for the
24th Annual Down
Home Days
The anticipation is building as
preparations are being made for the
celebration of the 24th Annual Down
Home Days Festival. This year, this
community event will be hosted by
the Trenton Community Church of
the Nazarene on their spacious prop-
erty located just west of Trenton on
Hwy. 26. The date is set for Saturday,
October 25, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The event committee is working hard
to ensure the feeling of community
is preserved in this event, as well as
implementing new ideas that will ap-
peal to all. Applications have been
mailed to previous vendors. New
vendors can become involved in this
exciting experience by calling the
Trenton Community Church of the
Nazarene at (352) 463-1057, and an
application for participation in 24th
Annual Down Home Days Festival
will be mailed out. Keep your eyes
and ears open for more information
on this community affair.


Ocala Livestock Report


Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday, September 22,
2008 were this week 886, last week
1009, and last year 1176.
Compared to last week: Slaugh-
ter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00
lower, feeder steers and heifers were
unevenly steady. Supply and demand
were moderate. Feeder steers and
heifers over 600 lbs 74 percent, (46
percent steers, 28 percent heifers),
over 600 lbs 2 percent, (1 percent
steers, 1 percent heifers), slaughter
cows and bulls 20 percent, replace-
ment cows 4 percent.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1010-1085 (1048) 53.00-
55.00 (53.96); 1240-1320 (1280)
52.00-55.50 (53.89).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 900-1185 (1080) 55.00-58.00
(56.12); 1205-1365 (1285) 55.00-
59.50 (57,61).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 705-725 (716) 52.00-55.00
(53.26); 725-785 (763) 38.00-45.00
(41.30) low dressing; 835-1145
(987) 46.00-54.00 (50.45); 820-980
(889) 40.00-46.00 (43.82) low dress-
ing; 1210-1330 (1270) 53.00-54.00
(53.48).
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1470
(1470) 65.00 (65.00); 1000-1265
(1088) 58.00-62.00 (59.55) low
dressing; 1565-1730 (1648) 66.00-
69.50 '(67.61); 1515-1900 (1626)
61.00-65.00 (63.69) low dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 220-240 (230) 140.00-

Sharon Akins Langford
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Home Phone: (352) 472-2629
CellPhone: (352) 213-2395
Commissioner Board Meetings held
1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
GILCHRIST COUNTY NUMBERS:
Administrator....................... 463-3198
Administrator..............1-800-236-1739
Animal Control;.....................463-3158
Building Dept..............463-3173
Planning & Zoning................463-3127
Clerk of Court... ................463-3170
Clerk of Court.............1-800-267-3182
Code Enforcement...............463-3157
Extension Office.................463-3174
Hart Springs Park................463-3444
Health Dept............... ...... 463-3120
Judge's Office...... ..............463-3400
Property Appraiser.................463-3190
Property Appraiser..... 1-800-209-3208
RoadDept.......................*.......463-3223
Sheriff's Office...................463-3410
Sheriff's Office...........1-800-701-3410
Solid W aste...........................:463-3185
Supervisor of Elections..........463-3194
Tax Collector..........................463-3178
Tax Collector...............1-800-240-3207
Veerjn's Office -63-3f8g


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145.00 (142.61); 265-285 (275)
135.00-140.00 (137.41); 314-333
(323) 114.00-118.00 (116.72); 355-
385 (373) 108.00-114.00 (111.28);
400-425 (409) 102.00-116.00
(103.78); 495-498 (497) 96.00-98.00
(96.80); 505-545 (532) 90.00-98.00
(90.98); 558-575 (563) 92.00-98.00
(95.99); 630-645 (638) 88.00-92.00
(89.98); 675-690 (682) 84.00-86.00
(84.99).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 215-225 (220)
120.00-125.00 (123.37); 260-295
(272) 105.00-120.00 (113.02); 330-
348 (338) 102.00-110.00 (103.01);
350-395 (376) 96.00-106.00 (97.84);
400-445 (418) 90.00-100.00 (95.92);
450-487 (472) 88.00-96.00 (91.98);
500-540 (516) 82.00-90.00 (88.25);
550-590 (510) 76.00-88.00 (81.79).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2:
205-235 (219) 95.00-110.00 (104.60);
270-290 (280) 96.00-108.00 (99.86);
300-345 (325) 84.00-98.00 (94.11);
350-390 (374) 80.00-96.00 (89.80);
410-445 (419) 80.00-88.00 (84.32);
460-480 (470) 76.00-78.00 (76.98).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-235 (209) 115.00-120.00
(116.41); 260-295 (280) 108.00-
112.00 (109.98); 310-335 (320),
100.00-110.00 (105.52); 352-360
(353) 90.00-96.00 (91.02); 415-444
(436) 88.00-92.00 (88.39); 465-470
(469) 80.00-88.00 (85.00); 525-545
(535) 82.00-88.00 (85.06); 555-590
(570) 78.00-82.00 (80.79).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 200-238 (226) 100.00-110.00
(102.82); 255-295 (272) 88.00-92.00
(89.93); 300-342 (318) 80.00-88.00
(83.11); 355-395 (372) 80.00-88.00
(84.59); 412-420 (413) 82.00-84.00
(82.29); 450-468 (462) 72.00-78.00
(75.17); 500-540 (512) 72.00-76.00
(74.03); 565-585 (572) 72.00-78.00
(75.95); 600-648 (630) 72.00-78.00
(76.51).
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 230-240
(235) 80.00-94.00 (88.68); .250-295
(271). 74.00-90.00 (81.30); 300-320
(312) 70.00-78.00 (72.74); 350-375
(367) 72.00-78.00 (76.09); 410-425
(417) 70.00-72.00 (70.68).,
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
870-1090 (989) 50.00-68.00 (58.11).
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 715 (715) 425.00 (425.00); 840-
995 (918) 575.00-725.00 (656.34).


Newberry Animal
Hospital 6th Annual
Halloween Pet Costume
Contest
The Newberry Animal Hospital
S6thtAniusal Haloween Pet Costume


This is a quilt we saw when we visited the Joyful Heart Quilters. But-
terfly patterns come in many shapes and size. *:


Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
September 18 at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Sue Sharp brought in
a beautiful quilt she had pieced and
started to machine quilt it. She didn't
like the way it looked, so she took out
what she had done, started with a dif-
ferent pattern she liked better, and it
turned out beautiful.
We had two couples from Willis-
ton come over and Norma talked to
us about putting a booth up at the
Levy County Fair. We are still decid-
ing if we will or not. We would like
to support the fair and if we are to do
Contest will be held directly behind
Newberry Animal Hospital on Sun-
day, October 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Prizes will be given to winners in
individual categories so dress your
pet. Entry fee is 1 bag or 2 cans of
dog or cat food. All entry fees will be


-I,


it, we will.
Nick Turner and six boys were put
on Tuesday. These boys come 9ut
knowing just what to do and how its
done. Thanks Lancaster.
We will soon be reserving the lus
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Obituaries

Mr. Jack Ray Alvarez
Mr. Jack Ray Alvarez, 76, passed
away on Monday, September 22,
2008 at North Florida Regional Med-
ical Center.
Mr. Alvarez was born on October
30, 1931 to Newnan and Bessie Al-
varez in Dixie County. He moved to
Trenton 18 years ago from Crystal
River. Jack retired from Progress En-
ergy as a supervisor. He was a mem-
'ber of Cherry Sink Church of Christ
iand the Florida Cattle Association.
E' He was preceded in death by his
parents, and his first wife, Lucille Al-
varez.
Mr. Alvarez is survived by his wife,
June Arnett Tillman Alvarez of Tren-
ton; two daughters, Janet Roberts
'bof Wetumpka, Alabama, and Sherry
Shaara of Trenton; two sons, David
Alvarez of Bell, and Steve Tillman of
'Gainesville; one sister,. Rhetta Rouse
'6f Thomasville, Georgia; and four
grandchildren.
I Funeral Services will be held on
,Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 11
"am. at Cherry Sink Church of Christ
with Mr. Danny Roberts conducting
the service. Interment to follow at
Bethel Cemetery. Visitation was held
on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
-at Watson Funeral Home.
- Arrangements .were placed under
-the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Mr. Sam Bradshaw
- .Mr. Sam Bradshaw passed away
i6n Wednesday, September 10, 2008,
at his home in Rock Bluff on the Su-
vwannee River in Bell, after a long,
courageous battle with lung cancer.
i Mr. Bradshaw was born in Lake
I.'ity on March 26, 1932. The third
son-of James and Florence Bradshaw,
'ie was reared in Lake City and grad-
-uated from Columbia High School in


1951. After graduation, Sam worked
for Atlantic Coastline Railroad for 37.
years, retiring from CSX Railroad in
1990 to his home on the Suwannee
River on Rock Bluff. He was a mem-
ber of Boy Scouts of America Troop
85, the Suwannee River Moose
Lodge 325, and Woodmen of the
World Lodge 626 for over 30 years.
He served as an Elder for the First
Presbyterian Church of Haines City.
Mr. Bradshaw was preceded in
death by his son, James William
Bradshaw III, and brothers, James
Bradshaw, Jr., and Jerome D. Brad-
shaw.
He is survived by his wife, Carol
Bradshaw, his children, Pamela
Bradshaw Clement, Julie Bradshaw
Russell, Mary Bradshaw Zimmer-
man, and stepson, Alan Hamrick; 10
grandchildren; brothers, Sanders H.
Bradshaw, Charles J. Bradshaw; and
sister, Maymie Lou Spearman.
Memorial services were held on
Friday, September 12, 2008 at the
First Presbyterian Church of Lake
City, and interment was at the Co-
lumbarium.


Rosalie J. Crary
Rosalie J. Crary, 70, of Bronson
passed away on September 15, 2008
in. Gainesville.
She was born in Great Bend, New
York she came to this area from Wa-
tertown, New York in 1978. She was
a homemaker and enjoyed arts and
crafts and flower arranging.
She is survived by her husband
of 52 years, Jim Crary of Bronson;
daughters, Debra Atkinson of Geor-
gia, Vicki VanScoy of Gainesville,
Renee Blanchard and Patti West-
wood, both of Bronson; sons, Mark
Crary of Dexter, New York and Ste-
phen Crary of Keystone Heights; 13
grandchildren, and 15 great-grand-
children.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices in Chiefland.


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Mrs. Deloris "Dee"
Philman Gilliam
Mrs. Deloris "Dee" Philman Gil-
liam, 57, passed away on Thursday,
September 18, 2008, surrounded by
family and friends at Haven Hospice
of the Tri-Counties after a five year
battle with cancer.
She was born on February 9, 1951
in Trenton, to Denton and Doris Phil-
man. Deloris was a lifelong resident
of Gilchrist County. She was a sec-
retary, and a homemaker. She was a
member of Trenton United Methodist
Church.
Mrs. Gilliam was preceded in death
by her father, Denton Philman.
She is survived by her loving
husband of 37 years, Joseph "Joe"
Gilliam of Bell; her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Brian and Marisa Gil-
liam of Trenton; her mother, Doris
B. Philman of Bell; two sisters, Kay
Turbeville of Sparr, and Donna Phil-
man of Bell; five brothers, Vernon
Philman,'Buddy Philman, Terry Phil-
man, Bruce Philman, all from Bell,
and John Philman of Chiefland; three,
grandchildren, Logan Gilliam, Carly
Gilliam, and Maddox Gilliam, all of
Trenton.
Graveside services were held on
Monday, September 22, 2008 at Bell
Cemetery with Pastor H.D. Cribb,
Sr. conducting the service. Visitation
was held on Sunday, September 21,
2008 at Watson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to The American Cancer So-
ciety, 2119 S.W. 16th Street, Gaines-
ville, FL 32608, or to Haven Hospice
of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th
Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Trenton.


Card Of Thanks
We would like to take this time
to say thank you for the cards,
food, prayers, and support that
was shown to us through this try-
ing time. We would especially like
to thank the members of Mt. Nebo
and Bell Baptist Churches, for all
of their support. We have greatly
appreciated it.
God Bless you and
Have a great day,
The family of
John Willard Davis
of Bell


Mrs. Marie B. Lopez

Mrs. Marie B. Lopez
Mrs. Marie Barracca-Lopez, loved
by all who knew her, passed away on
September 19, 2008.
She shared the gift and love of
life by reaching out from Trenton to
Afghanistan. She supported the Af-
ghan refugees by organizing medical
supplies from Best Drugs of Trenton
and Newberry, where she worked for
ten years. Marie loved life and her
love radiated as she always wanted to
make others happy. To know Marie
was to know a free-spirited Angel on
earth, who was destined to be an An-
gel in heaven.
She is survived by her endearing
husband, four beautiful children, six
incredible grandchildren, and her
friends throughout the community.
A memorial service celebrating her
life took place on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 23, 2008,'at St. John the Evange-
list Catholic Church in Chiefland.
In lieu of flowers, please donate
to Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9 Street,
Chiefland, Florida 32626 in her lov-
ing memory.


Mr. Robert Andrew
Schmidt
Mr. RobertAndrew Schmidt, 48, of
Old Town passed away on Wednes-
day, September 17, 2008 at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Schmidt was born in Pekin,
Illinois, and he moved to Old Town
23 years ago, and went to work for
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cars. He was a member of McCrabb
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Linda
Schmidt of Old Town; son, Chris
Hinckley of Chicago, Illinois; moth-
er, Reba Schmidt of Peoria, Illinois;
brothers, Dave (Sherry) Schmidt
of Peoria, Arizona, Tom (Larcy)
Schmidt of Knoxville, Tennessee,
and Mike (Gayle) Schmidt of Wis-
casset, Maine; and sister, Jan (Jim)
Renz of St. Louis, Missouri.
A memorial service was held on
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at
the McCrabb Baptist Church in Old
Town with Reverend Bruce Sullivan
officiating.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


William C. Walden, Jr.
"Billy Bob"
William C. Walden, Jr., "Billy
Bob," 42, of Bell, passed away on
September 22, 2008.
Mr. Walden lived in the Riverview
area for 35 years prior to moving
to Bell. He was the owner of Billy
Bob's Auto Sales in Bell.
He is survived by his loving fam-
ily; son, Michael Walden of Bell;
daughter, Samantha Walden of Crest-
view; parents, William and Gwendo-
lyn Walden, Sr. of Bell; grandmother,
Genevieve Walden of Riverview;
sisters, Teresa (Troy) Yeager of Gib-
sonton, and Dixie (Billy) Williams of
Balm, and granddaughter, Mackenzie
Walden of Gibsonton.'
A Celebration of William's Life
was held in Riverview.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Serenity'Meadows Fu-
neral Home in Riverview.


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39th Annual Seafood
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The 39th annual Cedar Key Sea-
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE
BY THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF BELL,
FLORIDA
-NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that an
ordinance, which title hereinafter appears,
will be considered for enactment by the
Town Council of theTown of Bell, Florida,
at public hearing on September 30, 2008
at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Bell Town
Hall, 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell,
Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at
the Office of the Town Clerk, Bell Town
Hall located at 3240 West Railroad Lane,
Bell, Florida during regular business
hours. On the date, time and place first
above mentioned, all interested persons
may appear and be heard with respect to
the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-06
AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING
AND FIXING THE RATE OF TAXA-
TION OF REAL AND PERSONAL
PROPERTY AND MAKING THE
ANNUAL LEVY OF TAXES FOR
THE TOWN OF BELL, GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR THE FIS-
CAL YEAR 2008-2009.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
I All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide. to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER
4,2008.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do hereby
give notice that an election will be
held in each county in Florida, on
November 4,2008, for the ratification
or rejection of proposed amendments
to the Constitution of the State of
Florida.
No. 1l
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitution to delete provisions
authorizing the Legislature to regulate
orprohibit the ownership, inheritance,
disposition, and possession of real
property by aliens ineligible for
citizenship.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All
natural persons, female and male
alike, are equal before the law and
have inalienable rights, among which
are the right to enjoy and defend life
and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be
rewarded for industry, and to acquire,
possess and protect property; exempt
that th e ownership,inheritance,


mapuosiion a=l puajossess io .f e1
property by aliens ineligible fo
citizen...hip mayberegulated
prohibited-bylaw. No person shall be
deprived of any right because of race,
religion, national origin, or physical
disability.
S No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)
Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE
PROTECTION AMENDMENT
Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage
as the legal union of only one man
and one woman as husband and wife
and provides that no other legal union
that is treated as marriage or -the
substantial equivalent thereof shall
be valid or recognized.
Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this
amendment will have on state and
local', government' revenues. and'
expenditures cannot'-be determined;
but is expected to be minor. '
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal
union of only one man and one,
woman as husband and wife, no,other
legal union that is treated as marriage
or the substantial equivalent thereof
shall be valid or recognized.
No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3
AND4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission)
Ballot Title:
CHANGESANDIMPROVEMENTS
NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED
VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL
PROPERTY
Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the Legislature, by
general law, to prohibit consideration
of changes or improvements to
residential real property which
increase resistance to wind damage
and installation of renewable
energy source devices as factors in
assessing the property's value for ad
valorem taxation purposes. Effective
upon adoption, repeals the existing
renewable energy source device
exemption no longer in effect.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.

(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by
it for municipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxation.
A municipality, owning 'property
outside the municipality, may be
required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which
the property is located. Such portions
of property as are used predominantly
for educational, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable purposes may
be exempted by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from
taxation, cumulatively, to every head
of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects
to the value fixed by general law,
not less than one thousand dollars,
and to every widow or widower or
person who is blind or totally and
permanently disabled, property to the
value fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars. #
(c) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant community
and economic development ad


valorem tax exemptions to new
businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by
general law. Such an exemption may
be granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality, and only
after the electors of the county or
municipality voting on such question
in a referendum authorize the
county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real
property made by or for the use of a
new business and improvements to
real property related to the expansion
of an existing business and shall also
apply to tangible personal property
of such new business and tangible
personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business.
The amount or limits of the amount
of such exemption shall be specified
by general law. The period of time for
-which such exemption may be granted
to a new business or expansion of an
existing business shall be determined
by general law. The authority to grant
such exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of approval by the
electors of the county or municipality,
and may be renewable by referendum
as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, there
may be granted an ad .valorean tax
exemption to a renewable e nergy
so..e device a.d to r..l property
on which su.h devic. is .intalled
a.d operated, to t e value e fixd by
general law not to exceed the original
ost of the device, and for th e period
of tie fixed by ge ncal law not to
exeed ten-years.
(d)(e) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and general
law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption
may be granted, only by ordinance
of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this
exemption and the requirements for
eligible properties must be specified
by general law. The *period of time
for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.-
(e)ff( By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, twenty-
five thousand dollars of the assessed
value of property subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exempt
from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION4. Taxation;assessments.
By general law regulations shall
be prescribed which shall secure a
just valuation of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provided:
(a)Agriculturalland.land producing
high ,,ater recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or Jand used exclusiely for
noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general law
'and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use. .
(b) Pursuant to .general law
tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a
specified percentage of its value, may
be classified for tax purposes, or may
be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section.
6 of this Article shall have their
homestead assessed at just value as
of January 1 of the year following
the effective date of this amendment.
This assessment shall change only as
provided in this subsection herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection provision shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each year;
but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed the lower of the
following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
b. 'The percent change' in the
Consumer Price Index for all tirban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports
for the preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) After any change of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed atjust value
as of January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided in this
.subsection herein.
(4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following
the establishment of the homestead,
unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsection
herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,


or improvements to homestead
property shall be assessed as provided
forby general law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for any change,
addition, reduction, or improvement,
the property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall
be assessed as provided by general
law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitutional by any
court of competent jurisdiction, the
decision of such court shall not affect
or impair any remaining provisions


of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2009,
or January 1 of any subsequent year
and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6
of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the
new homestead is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than.
just value. If this revision is approved
in January of 2008, a person who
establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2008, is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less
than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The assessed value
of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new
homestead is greater than or equal to
the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount
equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the difference between the just value
and the assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was
abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection herein.
2. If the just value of the new
homestead is less than the just value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value of
the new homestead shall be equal to
the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the
assessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between
the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be increased so
that the difference between the just
value and the assessed value equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection herein.
b. By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one
person.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of
this subsection, allow counties
and municipalities to authorize by
ordinance that historic property
may be assessed solely 'on the basis'
of'ciaractp' or use. Such characteE
or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the
ordinance. The requirements for
eligible properties must bespecified
by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner
prescribed by general law, provide
for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results, from the
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for -one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents or
parents of the owner of the property
or of the owner's spouse if at least
one of the grandparents or parents
for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not exceed the
lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction or
reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as
improved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined
by general law, which contains nine'
units or fewer and which is not
subject to the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a) through
(c) shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by
law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
, (3) After a change of ownership
or control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership of
a legal entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed at
just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.


(4) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of real
property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) and (f)
shall change only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by


law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) The legislature must provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made
to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(h) The legislature. by general
law and subject to conditions
specified therein. may prohibit the
consideration of the following in the
determination of the assessed value
of real property used for residential
purposes:
(1) Any change or improvement
made for the purpose of improving
the property's resistance to wind

(2) The installation of a renewable
energy source device.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Limitation on the assessed value
of real property used for residential
purposes.
(a) The repeal of the renewable
energy source property tax exemption
in Section 3 of Article VII shall take
effect upon approval by the voters.
(b) The amendment to Section 4 of
Article VII authorizing the legislature
to prohibit an increase in the assessed
value of real property used for
residential purposes as the result of
improving the property's resistance
to wind damage or installing a
renewable energy source device shall
take effect January 1.2009.
No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3
AND4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTfON
OFLPERPETUAl iiaL ONSERVED4
LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND
ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED
FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary:
-Requires Legislature to provide
a property tax exemption for
real property encumbered by
- perpetual conservation easements
or other* perpetual conservation
protections, defined by general law.
Requires Legislature to provide for
classification and assessment of land
used for conservation purposes, and
not perpetually encumbered, solely on
the basis of character or use. Subjects
assessment benefit to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions
established by general law. Applies to
property taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-

(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by
it for municipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxation.
A municipality, owning property
outside the municipality, may be
required by general law to make
payment to the taxing unit in which
the property is located. Such portions
of property as are used predominantly
for educational, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable purposes may
be exempted by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from
taxation, cumulatively, to every head
of a family residing in this state,
household goods arid personal effects
to the value fixed by general law,
not less than one thousand dollars,
and to every widow or widower or
person who is blind or totally and
permanently disabled, property to the
value fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this subsection


and general law, grant community
and economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions to new
businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by
general law. Such an exemption may
be granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality, and only
after the electors of the county or
municipality voting on such question
in a referendum authorize the
county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real
property made by or for the use of a
new business and improvements to
real property related to the expansion
of an existing business and shall also
apply to tangible personal property


of such new business and tangible
personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business.
The amount or limits of the amount
of such exemption shall be specified
by general law. The period of time for
which such exemption may be granted
to a new business or expansion of an
existing business shall be determined
by general law. The authority to grant
such exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of approval by the
electors of the county or municipality,
and may be renewable by referendum
as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, there
may be granted an ad valorem' tax
exemption to a renewable energy
source device, and to real property
on which such device is installed
and operated, to the value fixed by
general law not to exceed the original
cost of the device, and for the period
of time fixed by general law not to
exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and general
law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption
may be granted only by ordinance
of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this
exemption and the requirements for
eligible properties must be specified
,by general law. The period of time
for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, twenty-
five thousand dollars of the assessed.
value of property subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exempt
from ad valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be granted an
ad valorem tax exemption for real
property dedicated in perpetuity for
conservation purposes, including real
property- encumbered by perpetual
conservation easements or by other
perpetual conservation protections.
as defined by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.--By general law
regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation,
provided:
(a)Agriculturalland,landproducing
high water recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or land used exclusively for
noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b), As provided by general law
and subject to conditions, limitations.
and reasonable definitions specified
therein, land used for-conservation
purposes shall be classified by general
law and assessed solely on the basis
of character or use.
()(b) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a
specified percentage of its value, may
be classified for tax purposes, or may
be exempted from taxation.
(d)(e) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section
6 of this Article shall have their
homestead assessed at just value as
of January 1. of the year following
the effective date of this amendment.
This assessment shall change only as
provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this
provision shall be changed annually
on January 1st of each year; but those
changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports
for the preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) After any change of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein..
(4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following
the establishment of the homestead,
unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead


property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for
any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall
be assessed as provided by general
law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of .this amendment
shall be held unconstitutional by any
court of competent jurisdiction, the
decision of such court shall not affect
or impair any remaining provisions
of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1,2009,
or January 1 of any subsequent year


and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6
of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately:
preceding the establishment of the
new homestead is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than
just value. If this revision is approved
in January of 2008, a person who
establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2008, is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less
than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The assessed,value
of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new
homestead is greater than or equal to
the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the new
homestead shall bd the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount
equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the difference between the just value
and the assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was
abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new,
homestead is less than the just value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value of
the new homestead shall be equal to
the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the
assessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between
the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be increased so
that the difference between the just
value and the assessed value equals:
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.,
b. By general law and 'subject
to conditions specified therein,,
the Legislature .shall provide for
application 'of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one
person.
(e)(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of
this subsection, allow counties
and municipalities to authorize by
ordinance that historic property
may be assessed solely on the basis
of character or use. Such character.
or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the,
ordinance. The requirements for
eligible properties must be specified'
by-generallaw. .
., if(io;A county may, in the manner
prescribed by general law, provide for
a reduction in the assessed value of
homestead property to the extent of'
any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing.
living quarters for one or more,
natural or adoptive grandparents or
parents of the owner of the property
or of the owner's spouse if at least
one of the grandparents or parents
for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not exceed the
lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction or
reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total'
assessed value of the property as
improved.
(g)(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined
by general law, which contains nine..
units or fewer and ,which is not
subject to the assessment limitations
Asset forth in subsections (a) through
(d)(}e-shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by
law, but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) After a change of ownership
or control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership of
a legal entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed at
just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter,' such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the


adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(h)(g) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth
in subsections (a) through (d)(e) and
(g)(f) shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by
law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
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Just value.
(3) The legislature must provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made
to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided
ih this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
-(5), Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
inh this subsection.
.. ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
!SECTION 28. Property tax
exemption and classification
Sad assessment of land used
for conservation purposes. The
amendment to Section 3 of Article
VII requiring the creation of an
ad valorem tax exemption for real
property dedicated in perpetuity
for conservation purposes, and the
amendment to Section 4 of Article VII
requiring -land used for conservation
purposes to be classified by general
law and assessed solely on the basis
of character or use for purposes of
ad valorem taxation, shall take effect
upon approval by the electors and
shall be implemented by January 1.
2010. This section shall take effect
upon approval of the electors.
No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VH, SECTION 4
'ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission)
Ballot Title: '
ASSESSMENT OF WORKING
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
BASED UPON CURRENT USE
Ballot Summary:.
, Prom ides for assessment based
upon use of land used predominantly
for commercial fishing purposes;
land. used for vessel, .launches
into waters that are navigable-andi
atEiWsible t` .,e p tel&,/ marinas
and drystacks that are, open to the
public; and water-dependent marine
manufacturing facilities, commercial
fishing facilities, and marine vessel
construction 'and repair facilities
and their support activities, subject
to' conditions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions specified by
general law.
ull Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4.Taxation;assessments.
By general law regulations. shall
be prescribed which shall secure a
just valuation of all property for ad
-alorem taxation, provided:
:; (a)Agriculturalland,landproducing
high water recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or land used exclusively for
noncommercial recreational purposes
may be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
.(b) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property .held .for
sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a
specified percentage of its value, may
be classified for tax purposes, or.may
be exempted from taxation.
'.(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section
6: of this Article shall have their
homestead assessed at just value as
of January 1 of the year following
the effective date of this amendment.
This assessment shall change only as
provided herein.
.(1) Assessments subject to this
provision shall be changed annually
on January 1st of each year;'but those
changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
:b. The percent change in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports
for the preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics.


(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) After any change of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of. paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
. (4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following
the establishment of the homestead,
Unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead
property shall be assessed as provided

4


for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for
any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall
be assessed as provided by general
law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitutional by any
court of competent jurisdiction, the
decision of such court shall not affect
or impair any remaining provisions
of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2009,
or January 1 of any subsequent year
and who has received a' homestead
exemptioii pursuant to Section 6
of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the
new homestead is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than
just value. If this revision is approved
in January of 2008, a person who
'establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2008, is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less
than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The assessed value
of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new
homestead is greater than or equal to
the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just-value of
the new homestead minus an amount
equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the difference between the just value
and the assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year.
in which the prior homestead was
abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new
homestead is less than the just value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value of
the new homestead shall be equal to
the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the
assessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between
the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be increased so
thai the difference between the just
value and the assessed, value equals,
^5QQ;0<.,,Theptlgy,^he home -Kg(
shall be assessed as provided herein.-
b. By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one
person. .
(d): The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of
this subsection, allow 'counties \
and municipalities to authorize by
ordinance that historic property
may be assessed solely on the basis
of character or use. Such character
or use assessment shall apply only
to the jurisdiction adopting the
ordinance. The requirements for
eligible properties must be specified
by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner
prescribed by general law, provide
for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of'
any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing.
living quarters for one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents or
parents of the owner of the property
or of the owner's spouse if at least
one of the grandparents or parents
for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not exceed the
lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction or
reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as
improved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments of
residential real property, as defined
by general law, which contains nine
units or fewer and which is not
subject to the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a) through'
(c) shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(P) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by


law;,but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
just value.
(3) After a. change of ownership
or control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership of
a legal entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed at
just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of real
property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) and (f)
shall change only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed annually
on the date of assessment provided by
law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) The legislature must provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made
to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide
that such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next assessment
date after a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general, law,
including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to such property
shall be assessed -as provided for
by general law; however, after the
adjustriment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of the
following working waterfront
properties shall be based upon the
current use of the property:
a. Land used predominantly for
commercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible to the
public and used for vessel launches
into waters that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are
open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine
manufacturing facilities, commercial
fishing facilities, and marine vessel
construction and repair facilities and
their support activities.
(2) The assessment benefit
provided by this subsection is subject
to conditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as specified by
the legislature by general law.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Assessment of working waterfront
property.--The amendment to Section
4. of Article Vi pro\ hiding for the
assessmetof. working 'waterfronti
property 'based mr-'current use: and-
this section, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall
first apply to assessments for tax
years beginning January 1. 2010.
No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission)
Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY
COLLEGE FUNDING.
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amefidment to the
State Constitution to require that
the Legislature authorize counties
to levy a local option sales- tax to
supplement community college
funding; requiring voter approval to
levy the tax; providing that approved
taxes will sunset after 5 years and
may be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:.
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts,
and municipalities shall, and special
districts may, be authorized by law
to levy ad valorem taxes and may
be authorized by general law to
levy other taxes, for their respective
purposes, except ad valorem taxes
on intangible personal property and
taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive
of taxes levied for the payment of
bonds and taxes levied for periods
not longer than two years when
authorized by vote of the electors
who are the owners of freeholds
therein not wholly exempt from
taxation, shall not be levied in excess
of the following millages upon the
assessed value of real estate and
tangible personal property: for all
county purposes, ten mills; for all
municipal purposes,, ten mills; for
all school purposes, ten mills; for
water management purposes for the
northwest portion of the state lying
west of the line between ranges
two and three east, 0.05 mill;-for


water management purposes for
the remaining portions of the state,
1.0 mill; and for all other special
districts a millage authorized by
law approved by vote of the electors
who are owners of freeholds therein
not wholly exempt from taxation. A
county furnishing municipal services
may, to the extent authorized by law,
levy additional taxes within the limits
fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an open-ac-
cess public institution whose primary
mission and responsibility includes
providing lower level undergraduate
instruction and awarding associate
degrees shall be authorized by law
to levy a local option sales tax to


supplement the funding of the insti-
tution. The tax may not be levied un-
less approved by the electors of each
county served by the institution. The
local option tax shall sunset after five
years and may be reauthorized by the
electors as provided by law.
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 21-2008-DR-249
Division: DR
KATHY J. MAYBURY,
Petitioner
and
TASES LAMAR MILLS
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR NAME
CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD
TO: TASES LAMAR MILLS
(last known address) UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KATHY
J. MAYBURY, whose address is 2502
Spring Harbor Circle Apt. #11, Mt. Dora,
FL 32757 on or before 10-3-08, and file
the original with the clerk of thigh Court at
P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law' Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
'WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated 8/29/08 CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT.
(SEAL)
KENDRA CATHEY
Deputy Clerk
Pub. September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2008b.

NOTICE OF MEETING
The South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) announces a hearing
to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, Octo-
ber 9, 2008. Regular meeting starts at
9:00 a.m. Public hearing is anticipated
to start after completion of the Discussion
Agenda but may occur earlier or later in
the day..
PLACE: SFWMD Headquarters, B-
1 Building Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club
Road. Wet Pjlru B.achi. FL .
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO,
BE' CONSi5ERIE.'D Public' Hearing' d f
the Governing Board of SFWMD to
adopt an amendment to add the River of
Grass Everglades Land Acquisition Proj-
ect, located in Gilchrist, Glades, Hendry,
and Palm Beach Counties, to the :SF-
WMD Florida Forever Work Plan, 2008
Annual Update; included as Chapter 6A,
Volume II of the South Florida Environ-
mental Report. Public comments on the
amendment may be made by regular mail
or e-mail received by the District no later
than 5 p.m. October 7, 2008 or in person
at the public hearing on October 9, 2008.
At the conclusion of the public hearing,
the District Governing Board will vote
on the recommendation to adopt the Plan
amendment.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained
by contacting: (1) District website: www.
sfwmd.gov or (2) by writing to the SF-
WMD Mail Stop 1130, P.O. Box 24680,
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations
to participate in this workshop/meeting
is asked-to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meeting by
contacting: District Clerk's Office 561-
682-2087. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the agency using
the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-
8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
If any person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing, he/she will need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence front which the appeal is
to be issued.
For more information, you may con-
tact: District Clerk's Office 561-682-
2087.
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will meet in their Regular scheduled
meeting to be held on: October 8, 2008
at 5:00 pm at City Hall, 17651 NW 90th
Ct., Fanning Springs, FL.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursu-
ant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that


person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the City Council
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made. Which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
DATED this 22nd day of September,
2008
By Sheila Watson, City Clerk
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. September 25, October 2, 2008b.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
PLEASETAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commission-
ers, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida,
will hold a Special Meeting on Monday,
September 29, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Room, located at 210 South Main


Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. ConsentAgenda
4. County Administrator/Department
Reports
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
5:15 p.m. PUBLIC Hearing:
FINAL Budget
Resolution 2008-72 F I N A L
Millage Rate FY2008-2009
Resolution 2008-73 F I N A L
Budget FY 2008-2009
Resolution 2008-74 F I N A L
Millage Rate MSTU FY2008
Resolution 2008-75 F I N A L
Budget MSTU FY2008
6:00 p.m. PUBLIC Hearing
Resolution 2008-68 Amending
General Revenue Fund
Resolution 2008-69 Amending
Law Library Fund .
Resolution 2008-70 Amending
Capital Outlay Fund
Resolution 2008-71 Amending
the Capital Outlay Fund
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice &, TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need.a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK .
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
'TO THE
CITY OF TRENTON LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA,
SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND
ZONING BOARD OF THE CITY OF
TRENTON, FLORIDA, AND THE LO-
CAL' PLANNING AGENCY OF THE.
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA,- NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the
SCity of Trenton Land Development Reg-
ulation-, as amended, hereinafter referred
to as the Land Development Regulations.
objections, reconimendanton and com-
metits concerning an amendifnent, as de-
scribed below, will be heard by the City
Commission of the City of Trenton, Flor-
ida, serving as the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Trenton, Florida, and
the Local PlanningAgency of the City of
Trenton, Florida, at a public hearing on
October 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Kathryn Deen Comiffission Cham-
bers, City Hall located at 114 North Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. This amendment
was previously noticed for a public hear-
ing on September 22, 2008.
LDR 08-2, an application of the City
Commission, to amend the text of the
Land Development Regulations revis-
ing Section 5.40, Entitled Other Docu-
ments Required on the Final Plat, to
delete Certificate of Payment of Taxes
and Certificate of Title and Encum-
brances; adding Section 5.41, Entitled
Other Documents Required on the Fi-
nal Plat or May Accompany the Final
Plat, ,providing for the. Certificate of
Payment .of Taxes and Certificate of
Title and Encumbrances as documents
that may accompany the final plat.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished, unless said continuation exceeds
six calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available
for public inspection at the Office of the
City Manager/Clerk, City Hall located at
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida,
during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they de-
cide to appeal any decision liade at the
above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that for such purpose they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast, representing Citrus,


Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter
Counties, is scheduled hold an Executive
Committee Meeting beginning at 9:30
a.m., on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the
Coalition's Crystal River office located
at 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal
River, FL. Please contact the Coalition at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 21-2008-CP-0012
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID MICHAEL SMITH,
Deceased.


- -- -~-- ~ --- ---=-- - -


ORDINANCE NO. 2008-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN;
OF BELL, GILCHRIST COUNTY.
FLORIDA ADOPTING THE BUD-
GET AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR
THE FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009.
The public hearingmay be continued to.
one or more future dates. Any interested.
party shall be advised that the date, time,
and place of any continuation of the pub-
-lic hearing shall be announced during the''
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
All persons are advised that, if they de-'
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-.
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and,
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. September 25, 2008b.


Page Fifteen

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby
notified that an Order of Summary
Administration has been entered in the
estate of DAVID MICHAEL SMITH,
deceased, File Number 21-2008-CP-0012,
by the Circuit Court of Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gilchrist County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693;'
that the decedent's date of death was July.
17, 2007; that the total value of the estate'
is $9,082.57 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are: SAIRLANE'
SMITH, 2269 SE 37th Avenue, Trenton,'
FL 32693; SHEREE H. LANCASTER,:
P.A., Post Office Box 1000, Trenton, FL
32693.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT : All creditors of the
estate of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands AGAINST the estate
of the decedent other than those for who'
provision for full payment was inade in'
the Order of Summary Administration'
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET,
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND 'DEMANDS'
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER'
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY'
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS'
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication, of this
Notice is September 25, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
SHEREE H. LANCASTER1
Florida Bar No. 602922'
SHEREE H. LANCASTER, P.A..
109 East Wade Street.
Post Office Box 1000,
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: 352/463-1000'
Person Giving Notice:
SAIRLANE SMITH
Post Office Box 1423
Hawthorne, FL 32604
Pub. September 25, October 2, 2008b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 21-2008-CP-0038
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
JOHN RICHARD TURNER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of!
JOHN RICHARD TURNER, deceased,,
whose date of death was June 6, 2007, is.
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton,;
Florida 32693. The names and addresses'
of the personal representative and the,
personal representative's 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 is required to be served must file
tid i claims wiWth;tis 'court WITHIN'
THE LATER OF 3ttMONTHS'AFVER1
THIfflIME OF1FIRf.R PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER'
THE DATE OF'SERVICE OF A COPY,
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other person having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3'
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-'
TICE. ,,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN.
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-,
tice is September 25, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID MILLER LANG, JR.'
FLORIDA BAR NO. 0023541'
204 SOUTHEAST FIRST STREET'
POST OFFICE BOX 51,
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
(352) 463-7800
Personal Representative:
RHEDA J. TURNER
2619 NE 100 STREET ROAD
BRANFORD, FLORIDA 32008
Pub. September 25, October 2, 2008b."


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE
BY THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF BELL,
FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that an'
ordinance, which title hereinafter appears,
will be considered for enactment by the
Town Council of the Townof Bell, Florida,
at public hearing on September 30, 2008.
at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Bell Town.
Hall, 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell,
Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at
the Office of the Town Clerk, Bell Town
Hall located at 3240 West Railroad Lane,
Bell, Florida during regular business
hours. On the date, time and place first
'above mentioned, all interested persons
may appear and be heard with respect to,
the ordinance.










Page Sixteen GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER.25, 2008


Automobiles

1995 SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE
INTRUDER: Blue, 1,400 cc, has leather
saddlebags, has windshield, 4-speed,
shaft drive, $3,000 obo. 1994 Ranger
XLe, ext. cab, V-6, good shape, 5-speed,
bedliner, $3,000 obo. Owned since 1997.
463-2699.
ltb,9-26

1999 BUICK LeSabre: Limited sedan,
A/C, power windows, seat (front), tilt,
leather, V-6, and other features, 75K
miles. $4,975. (386) 935-1692. Carl
Williams.
2tp,9-25-10-2


. Lost & Found ]

IF YOU HAVE LOST A PET please
remember to call your local animal
shelter. Gilchrist County call 352-463-
3158.
tfnb,6-26


Yard Sale

OLD TOWN METHODIST WOMEN:
Yard Sale and Bake Sale. Friday, October
3rd, 8am-4pm and Saturday, October
4th, 8am-l1pm. Furniture, collectable
dolls; some dolls are in original boxes
and some have been appraised. 100 year
old collection of cigars and cigarette
wrappers in an organized book. Lots of
cloths, books and knick-knacks. Our men
will serve a lunch of hamburgers and
hot dogs with all the trimmings. See you
there!


[ Yard Sale

BIG BARN SALE: Antiques, cloth
lots of odds and ends, furniture, and li
more. Friday & Saturday, September 26
& 27th. 5 miles N of Bell. Cruse Precii
Voting House. Follow signs.
ltb,9-


6th
nct

25


3-FAMILY YARD SALE RAIN OR
SHINE: 8am-?, Sat., Oct. 4th 6650
SE 70th St., Trenton, Rolling Oaks
Community, 472-3145. Look for signs.
Leather living room set, king size water
bed, computer desk, monitor, dishes,
linens, tools, plants, clothes, shoes, baby
items, etc.
ltb,9-25


es,CLASSFIED
ots CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITION


For Sale.

STEEL BUILDINGS
Factory Deals
Can Erect
www.scg-grp.com Source#16H
Phone: 904-838-1399
2tp,9-25-10-2


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


message.


tfn,5-15


For Sale


TAFE (MASSEY): 50hp, Perkins eng.,
loader, 601 hours with 10,400 lb transport.
$14,900. 463-8225 or 352-222-6111.
ltb,9-25

3525 MAHINDRA TRACTOR: 10-
speed, 33 hp, power steering; 100 hrs,
with new heavy duty transporttrailer,
$2,000 discount, $11,900. Factory
Warranty. 463-8225 or 352-222-6111.
tfnb,9-18

LATE SUMMER & FALL
BLOOMING PLANTS: Select for late
summer & fall blooming colors. Red-
Pagoda, Bottlebrush, Mexican Bird of
Paradise, Swampmallow; Yellow-Cassia,
Yellowbells, Phyrallis, African Daisy;
Blue Plumbago, Texas Sage, Sapphire
Showers, Blue Butterfly. All these at $8.
Many other colors to choose from. Old
Town, Hwy 55A, Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-
7284 or 356-0288.
tfnb,8-7


Services

EXPERT TRANSMISSION REPAIR
at Beyer Auto Salvage. (352) 463-2002
or (352) 354-0123 after 5pm.
2tb,9-25-10-2

HAVE ROOF PROBLEMS? We do all
types of roofing & repairs. Metal shin-
gles, rubber, work guaranteed. Call Jim
352-239-9088. 30 years experience &
licensed.
ltb,9-25

PROPERTY LAWN SERVICE pro-


vides lawn care, landscape
curb appeal services for re
(352) 262-2467 Josh.


'WHOLESALE METAL
Money... Drywall hangii
metal, studs. CBC058489
352-535-7680.


HOME BUILDER: Quali
on your lot. Visit our sales
ter at 26761 SE Hwy-19, O0
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Lif
(CBC017140) 352-542-84


SServices

CAREGIVER: To care f
loved one, that's loving, car
experienced. Excellent ref
Live-in possible. (352) 542-

TREE REMOVAL & DEM
WORK: Mobile homes and
moved. For a Free Estimate C
Wesley with Wesley Sanitati4
226-3005.


PRESSURE WASHING,
ING, DECK & PATIO B
and HOME REPAIRS & IM
MENT: Reasonable prices, d
insured and.professional. Shan
vices, 352-463-1212 day or e'
weekends.,


Help Wanted


II


S I SYSTEM OPERATOR
L WORD. (DISPATCHER): Central Florida
Electric Cooperative is seeking a System
Operator to work a rotating shift at
their Operations Center in Chiefland.
Requirements include: HS diploma or
GED; minimum age 18; working alone
or your after training; basic computer skills;
ing, and good customer service skills; effectively
erences. functioning in high stress environment
8540. when required; learning to read complex
ltb,9-25 maps, ability to effectively multi-task.
OLITION Must have prior dispatching experience.
houses re- Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
all Johnny Apply at 1124 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland
on at 352- y or e-mail resume to hr@acfec.com
on at 352- Application deadline is 5 pm, 10/1/08.
tfb, 1- 16 Successful completion ofpre-employment
physical, drug test and background check
is a condition of employment. Drug Free
UAINGT- Workplace/EOE.


MPROVE-
ependable,
mrock Ser-
vening and

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MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
. Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Rqbin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904
tfn, 1-03


pe needs, and DIXIE MONUMENTS OLD TOWN,
-al estate. Call FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
2tp,9-18-9-25 Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ROOFS: Save ors, size & styles of marble & granite
ig, texturing, to choose from in our inventory. Com-
CCC1326066. puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
tfnb,3-20 one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
ty homes built 8am-12noon or call for free after hours
& design cen- appointment.


)ld Town; open
time Homes


16.


JERRY WILKS FILL DIl


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


tfnb,11-15


tfab,6-28


TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New
tfnb,2-28 installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
IT SER- (352) 463-2155.


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5 Acres-SE 71st Place 9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
Street to Street, SE 70th St. power pole, 16x36 shelter.
Ste to Se, SE 7 t. $140,000 Reduced to $129,000.
Several nice home sites, scattered
oaks, zoned for home or M/home, MLS#758331 $319,000
Trenton School District.
Trenton School District. Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
MLS#758939 2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
Emerald Farms acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
NW 91st Street work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
5 acres, fenced, wooded, nice floors. Shown by "appointment
home sites. Only $65,900. only" with 24-hour notice.


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For Rent

2 BR MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: In
Bell. If interested call 463-2288.
ltb,9-25

3 BR/2 BA d/w mobile home, fenced in
backyard in City of Trenton. $650 per
month first and security deposit required.
Option to buy available, Call 352-327-
2425 pr 352-327-2426.
7tb, 9-18-10-30

3 BR/2 BA: 129 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton.
No pets, no smoking, $795/month (in-
cludes yard maintenance) 352-463-6634
or 352-221-0026..


For Rent


3 BR HOUSE in the City of Trenton,
close to school, hardwood floors, spa-
cious kitchen, just remodeled; central
H&A, washer & dryer hook-ups. Avail-
able immediately, $750/month. (352)
870-2207.
2tb,9-18-9-25

TRENTON CITY LIMITS: 3 BR/2 BA
single wide with nice front porch on pri-
vate land, lots of room for the kids, cen-
tral A/C and heat, ready to move in. Only
$500 monthly, plus $500 deposit. 352-
463-8876 or 352-213-2547 Gwen.
2tb,9-18-9-25

BELL CITY LIMITS: Near school, 1
BR/1 BA block home on nice quiet pri-
vate land, central A/C and heat, ready to
move in. Only $500 monthly, plus $500
deposit. 352-463-8876 or 352-213-2547
Gwen.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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C Real Estate Mobile Homes

BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts. 2001 NOBILITY DW: 3 BR/2 BA, large
g CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. A High and dry, deed restricted, homes master bath with garden tub, central heat -


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ROCK BLUFF: North of Bell,
from Bob's Place and the Roc
boat ramp, with nice trees and bi
yard, central A/C and heat. $450
plus $450 deposit. 352-463-8876
213-2547 Gwen.
2tb,9

2 BR/1 BA: Completely new, re
home, $600/month, first and secu
sq. ft., heat/air. pets OK. (352) 87
4tb,9

Brand new 2BR/2BA apart
.Bell. $600/month garbage and w
vices included. Dish Network a
First & $500 Security dye to mo
month lease available. Call Ho
Realty,of North FL, Inc. at 352-4
for application.


OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 7
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile
Call 352-463-2156.

TRENTON: 4 BR/2 BA DW
den, DR, glamour bath, no
$685 first, last, security. 352
8540.
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g private The First Baptist Church of Trenton,
monthly, FL will be taking bids on a house owned
6 or 352- by F.B.C. located at 329 NE 1st Avenue,
Trenton, FL. This house is being offered
-18-9-25 to the public by Sealed Bids. The bidding
process will begin September 17th at 12
modeled noon and will close on October 2, 2008 at
irity. 775 4_pm. The bids will be opened on October
71-1334. 2, 2008, at 4:05 pm. Stipulations: 1. A
-11-10-2 cashiers check for 10% of the bid must be
enclosed with your bid. 2. The success-
ment in' ful bidder will pay the balance due within
vater ser- 3 days. 3. All unsuccessful bidders will
available. have their cashier's checks returned to
ve in. 12 them as. soon as possible. 4. The winning
hometown bidder agrees to move the house within
163-9001 60 days of October 2, 2008. 5. The mov-
ing of the house will be at the winning
tfnb,5-1 bidder's expense; and the bidder must
provide liability insurance for the protec-
20 sqft, tion of all parties involved. 6. The house
Homes. may be inspected by potential adult bid-
ders Monday through Thursday between
the hours of 9 am to 4 pm. The key to
, large the house may be obtained at the church
pets. office. 7. For additional information or
2-542- questions call F.B.C. at 463-2038.
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Real Estate

FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


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.
Reduced to sell!
$399,000 (386) 935-2682
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129. Owner financing available. (352)
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352*463* 8340
Dixie Gilchrist Levy Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service
P. 0. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty@bellsouth.net
www.TownandCountrvRealtvOnline.com.
3/2 COUNTRY HOME granddaddy oaks, planted pines, blueberries,
grapes, office w/skylight & walk-in closet, walk-around brick fireplace, loft
w/balcony, screened porch, single carport, double carport w/workshop, 30x50
pole barn, putting green, 17.5 acres, Bell, $399,000. MIS 759736
VirtualToursFlorida.com/CountryLiving
2.27 ACRES wooded, Bell, $29,500. MLS 755088
1 ACRE Bell, $12,000. MLS 759463
10 ACRES- comer, oaks, Bell, $109,900. MLS 752677
40 ACRES frontage on 2 roads, will divide, Bell, $450,000. MLS 754588
5.42 ACRES -well, septic, 28x44 garage, Old Town, $97,000. MLS 759012
1 ACRE Bell, $10,000. $ SOLD $

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-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
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.
SPACIOUS 4+ BR HOME, ON 5-ACRES WEST OF TOWN: 4 BR/2 BA:2005-built frame/hardyplank home, has potential 5th bedroom (bonus room
by Main suite), large back deck,-spacious living area/kitchen & more; all on 5 acre's with planted pines, right by CR-341...$249,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: A 2006 CB/Stucco-built home, over
2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area, w/paved frontage...Seller very motivated...$249,900.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame/hardyplank home, with 2-car detached garage,
pole barn & more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of bilchrist Co. Features include vaulted ceilings, berber carpet, spacious main BR/BA & more...$234,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & HOME NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home on 8.7-acre tract,
located near US-129. Home has spacious living room & fireplace, large kitchen/dining area & roomy BR's; 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
Town. 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.
COZY CB-BUILT HOME ON FENCED ACRE IN DIXIE CO.: 2 BR/I BA: Neat, clean & 'move-in' ready, for this country cottage located along
CR-55A near Cross City. On landscaped acre tract w/paved drive, metal workshop, gizebo/BBQ area & more...$105,000.
NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed fraihe/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 Park Ave. in town, 1096 sqft.. of living space, full appliances for
kitchen & utility room, & more. Has possibility for 'SHIP' program purchase (f6f eligible Buyer)--call our-office for details...$79,900.
Reduced (From $68,900)--FRAME 2-STORY HOME ON WOODED ACRES: 2 BR/2 BA: Couple of large oaks dQminate this secluded 3.31-acre
property, located close.to Old Town near US-19/Chavous Road,' with 'as-is/fixer-upper' Frame/stucco home...has been priced to SELL!...$63,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
NEW LISTING--COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN DOWNTOWN'BELL: Plenty of retail space available, at this CB-built building (over 2700 inside
sqft) at the heart of town, across from Bell HS.'Seller has priced to sell--call/email to Barbara, for full property details...$159,900.'
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which have 3 spaces for businesses rentals (and also a 2 BR/I 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: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, zoned currently for commercial
use, with over 1600 sqft., including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$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 i70x160), 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 frame-bit. RecRoom/workshop building. Has over 2,300 sqft. of living space, extras include wheelchair access, sun porch & niore...$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.
5 PASTURE ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Can make for a fine horse/home, property, at this fenced
pasture 5 aces located along County Line Road, with a 14x52 M/Home & 24x24 frame addition (w/3-sided porch)...$110,000.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located by end of secluded
cul-de-sac east of Trenton. 5-acre tract has nice mix of pasture/woods; home-site has full kitchen/dining/living area & more...$109,900.
WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/I BA: Quiet 15.52-acie tract available, located nearby SR-47 north of town. Property has an
'as is' tri-level manufactured home & additions; includes full fencing/gates, well/septic system & outbuildings...Owner is Ready to Sell...$99,900. -
LANDSCAPED & WELL-KEPT PROPERTY, NEAR TO RIVERS: 2 BR/2 BA: Nice Old South appeal, for this home on a fenced/gated 2.23-acres,
located within 1/4-mile of public boat ramp (near both rivers). Has large attached screened porch, 2-car garage, utility buildings & more:...$94,900.
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). Has had new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding, and more...$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. Includes new carpeting & skirting...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCING POSSIBLE NEAR FANNING: 3.BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 m/home on open 100x3'00 tract, with paved frontage along CR-346A
(close to US-19). Owner-financing possible (20% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan term)...$78,900.
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/I BA: Decently-kept, neat & clean 14x48 M/Home, on,.33/acre lot
near to Water's Lake. Has front & back wood-frame attachments, outbuildings & more...$45,000.
-- 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.
9-10 ACRE TRACTS FOR SALE: Three separate approx. 10-acre tracts available, each located just outside of Bell; two wooded tracts close to the
Suwannee, the third is a pasture tract with some young oaks-call office/cell #'s for full property details...Starting from $74,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Four tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy, a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900 (unimproved);
$77,900 (with well & septic).
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy County
area...Single tracts start from $12,500 (Chiefland); 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:


Jean & Jim (home)
(386) 935-3357


Jean & Jim (cells)
(352) 493-5237 / -3539


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999


"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY


Clean SWMH on 5 ac, .
2BR/2BA, 1064 sq ft, 1995, 3
car detached carport, Owner
Financing available.








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!!


5.39 acres on the comer of 2 paved roads
close to Hart & Otter Springs. Offers
well, septic, power & 2 buildings. Call,
Terri Anderson 352-356-1961.


.11 ac Suwannee $249,900
.14 ac Suwannee $99,900
.15 ac Chiefland ,$25,000
(5).15 acNewberry $35,500ea
.18 ac Trenton $12,000
.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $14,000
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $18,000
.26 ac Suwannee $450,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
.48 ac Trenton $19,000
(2) .51 ac Fanning Sprs. $91,900
.94 ac Old Town $19,000 (OF)
.98 ac Bell $49,900
(2) 1 ac Bell $15,000 (OF)
1 Ac Trenton $15.000
1 Ac w/well & septic $20,000
1 ac Bell $25,000.
I Ac Trenton $40,000


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2 acre parcel adjacent to a deed
restricted homes only community in
Trenton City limits. Includes a large
barn with animal stalls, well and
power.


2BR/2BA Suwannee River-
waterfront cabin, 720 sq ft on
.57 ac, covered outdoor area-
w/built in grill & water.









4BR/3BA DWMH, 1 acre,
2,400 sq ft, plenty of space.
What a Buy! Call Jon Reed
352-222-3374.


1.8 ac Trenton
2 ac Old Town
2 ac Bell '
2+ Ac Trenton
2 acres Trenton
2 Ac Trenton
2.03 ac Trenton
2.04 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
4 ac Chiefland
4.45 ac Bell
4.54 ac Trenton
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell
4.78 ac Trenton


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$59,900
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$55,000
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$35,000
$45,000
$70,000
$150,000
$99,900
$99,900
$99,900
$69.900
$65.000


4.82 ac Trenton


5 acres Old Town
5 ac Branford
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5.4 ac Bell
6.07 ac Trenton
6.08 ac Trenton
7.72 ac Chiefland
8.34 ac Trenton
9.7 ac Trenton


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storage warehouses containing 29 units
ranging in sizes w/attached office & .(5)
8x20 containers.


Cracker style 3BR/1 BA home, 2.5
acres, 1,224 sq ft., I car attached
,carport, side/front covered porches.
Close to springs & river.


3BR/2BA DWMH, 1352 sq ft, 7.48
acres, 12x24 shed, owner financing
available, motivated seller!! Call
Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.


$99,900 10ac Trenton
10 ac Newberiy
14.53 ac Trenton
$39,900 15.45 ac Old Town
49.900 17 ac Old Town


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43.7 ac Trenton
57.37 ac Chiefland
68.49 Trenton
100 ac Trenton
105.08 ac Chiefland
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Patne. F.ionhteen GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
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Dual drum majors 'balance each other out well'


By Carrie A. Mizell
Not only do they share the same
first name, Sarah Heaton and Sarah
Bussard also share a passion for mu-
sic, specifically the Trenton Tigers
Marching Band.
At 17-years-old, Heaton and Bus-
sard have been best friends since they
started kindergarten together at Tren-
ton Elementary School 13 years ago.
A love for music prompted both
girls to join the band in sixth grade. '
Heaton plays the clarinet and mel-
lophone, while Bussard plays the
flute and piccolo.
While in eighth grade, Bussard de-
cided she would like to be drum ma-
jor one day after watching Sammie
Jo Bishop lead the marching band.
"I thought she was amazing," Bus-
sard said.
Heaton decided while in ninth
grade that she too would like to try
out for drum major because it would
be a great honor to achieve such a
leadership position among her peers.
After a lenghty interview process
in May, which included a sit down
interview and practice giving com-
mands to the band, Heaton and Bus-


n are dual drum majors for the Trenton Tigers Marching


sard were named dual drum majors
for the 2008-09 season.,
"I was so surprised to find out we
had been chosen because there were


a lot of good people trying out," Hea-
ton said.
Bussard said she was also excited
to hear the big news that she and


Bike Run raises money for local

lung transplant recipient


By Carrie A. Mizell
Live music, good food and-a great
cause drew over 20 motorcycle en-
thusiasts to Akins Barbecue on Satur-
day morning for a Bike Rifn Benefit,
held to raise .money for Sarah Tanner
and her family.
According to family friend Shelia
Teckenbrock, the motorcycles roared'
through Fanning Springs and into Old
Town before traveling on to Branford
and McAlpin during the two-hour
long ride, which raised over $1100,
for Sarah Tanner. -
First diagnosed with Cystic Fibro-
sis at six and a half months old, Sarah


has courageously fought the termi-
nal disease her entire 19 years of life
and most recently underwent a lung
transplant.
During the 15 years the Tanner fam-
ily lived in Bell, while Sarah's father,
Wayne was preaching at Bell Baptist
Church, the community was aware
that doctors told Sarah when she was
just 10 years old that she might need
a lung transplant in the future.
According to friends, Sarah took
this news with the same attitude she
took all news be it good or bad. She
told her parents that no matter what
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family.
She continued on with her daily
routine, attending church services,
going to school and spending time
with family, friends and her beloved
animals.
Unlike other girls her age, Sarah's
routine included three or four 45
minute breathing treatments each day
along with having to take 15 to 23
pills each day. \
Side effects from all the medication
included nausea, itching, and muscle,
aches. Often Sarah's hands would.
shake violently making it difficult for'
her to eat, drink, or do school work.
Several years' ago Sarah was ini-
tially listed for a lung transplant, her
mother explained, but she improved
to the point that her name was taken
off the list.
Then in September 2007 it was
determined that Sarah should be re-
' listed on the transplant list.
. According to her family, Sarah had
two main concerns over undergoing
a transplant. First of all, she worried
for the would-be donor's family and
the fact that the family would lose
someone they loved broke her heart,
even though it meant she would re-
ceive that organ donor's lungs. Sarah
and her family began praying for the
family of the organ donor immedi-
ately.
Her second concern was for her
own family, specifically her brothers
and sisters if she were unable to make
it to the transplant.
Sarah had several close calls where
both the doctors and her family
thought she might now pull through,
however, they learned not to underes-
timate the power of God and Sarah's
resilient strength.
*After being on a breathing machine
for four months, Sarah was able to
receive a new set of lungs and she
is now undergoing physical therapy
daily.
Donations to help Sarah's family
with medical and living expenses are
greatly appreciated. Checks may be
dropped off at Akins Barbecue, Teck-
enbrock said.


Heaton would be working together
to conduct music, lead rehearsals and
assist the band director.
"It's a lot of pressure being the


leader and trying to set the right ex-
ample for the group and bring every-
one together," Bussard said of lead-,
ing the 54 members of the marching
band. .
Fortunately, Bussard and Heaton
often think alike therefore they bal-
ance each other out well.
"Half time is game time for us,"
Bussard said. "It's out chance to
shine and it's very exciting!"
This season, football fans can. see
Heaton and Bussard take the field
to lead the Trenton Tigers Marching
Band on Friday nights during a Brit-
ish Invasion Tour halftime show that
includes four British pop songs.
The daughter of Kent and Karen
Heaton, Sarah plans to attend Flor-
ida College and major in music af-
ter graduation. Sarah Bussard is the
daughter of Holly and Wayne Bus-
sard. After graduating from high
school, she hopes to attend Santa Fe
Community College before trans-
ferring to the University of Florida
where she plans to major in finance.
"One of my greatest joys is the
marching band and I want to contin-
ue with that in college by trying out
for the band," Bussard said.


Night of the Heron will be

held to benefit Hospice


Hospice of the Nature Coast will
'present the first annual Night of the
Heron "Denim & Feathers" a premier
fundraising event which will cel-
ebrate Hospice of the Nature Coast's
first year of service.
The event will be held on Satur-
day, October 4 at 6 p.m. at The Opera
House at The Great Outdoors Restau-
rant located on Main Street in High
Springs.
"Denim & Feathers" features com-
plimentary cocktails, fine dining,
dancing and entertainment.
The fundraiser will feature a silent
auction and several special surprises.
Proceeds from the event will benefit
local patients and families served by
Hospice of the Nature Coast, your
hometown provider of end-of-life
care.
Featured entertainment for the eve-
ning will be Crosstyz, a local band
who has released the CD Another
Border to Cross. The band has been
together since 1993. The band started
with two cousins and two brother-in-
laws playing for family and friends at:
family gatherings.
Crosstyz has opened for well re-
spected recording artists such as
Kenny Chesney, John Michael Mont-
gomery, Tracy Lawrence, Merle
Haggard, Faith Hill and Montgom-
ery Gentry, to name a few. The band


prides' themselves on their unique
style which has been described as
"strong harmony, high energy enter-
tainment".
Hospice of the Nature Coast, a
program of Hospice of Citrus Coun-
ty, licensed in 1985, is the only hos-
pice provider serving North Central
Florida who has earned the gold seal
of approval from the Joint Commis-
sion.
Hospice of the Nature Coast is pre-
serving the integrity of the hospice
philosophy in the finest traditions of
serving you.
For additional information on
Night of the Heron "Denim & Feath-
ers" tickets or sponsorship informa-
tion, call (866) 463-1385 or reach
us on the web at www.hospiceofthe-
naturecoast.org.


Timely

Garden Tips:

Chilling

requirement

for fruit trees
Temperatures below 45 degrees are
known as chilling temperatures.
The number of hours below 45 de-
grees accumulates through the winter
months and constitutes total hours of
chilling.
The Florida panhandle rarely has
fewer than 500 hours of chilling,
whereas south Florida rarely has
more than 200 hours.
Species and varieties differ in the
amount of chilling they must have
in order to complete rest and resume
normal growth. This is considered
the chilling requirement of the vari-
ety. Tri-county chilling hours are nor-
mally about 450 hours.
A plant which does not receive
sufficient chilling to satisfy rest is
usually delayed in leafing out and
blooming.
Often, the opening of flowers and
leaf buds will be scattered over a long
period of time. Plants will only live
a few years without enough winter
chilling.
Sometimes in really cold winters,
the satisfied rest is early and the plant
starts growing with an early warm
spell which makes it subject to injury
and loss of fruit.
Covering the plant helps to prevent
injury and fruit loss when we have
late frosts.
Also, don't fertilize until frost dan-
ger has passed. Select varieties that
require the number of chilling hours
that we normally get.
Timely Gardening Tips are brought
to you by Leonard Allen of Allen's
Nursery, Hwy. 55 A, Old Town, 542-
7284 or 356-0288.
When news happens,
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