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Local 16-year-old confesses to 13 burglaries, 1 armed robbery
By Carrie A. Mizell
Three .weeks after being arrested
for breaking into Trenton Middle
High School, a juvenile being held in
the Gilchrist County Jail, confessed
on Monday to 13 burglaries and one
, Glen Cunigan, 16, of 518 NW
8th Street, Trenton, was arrested by
Trenton Police Chief Billy Smith on
November 11 and charged with two
felony counts of burglary after a sur-
veillance camera captured his image
breaking into TMHS over the week-
Also arrested and charged in the
crime was Randy King, 34, of 902
NE 13th'Avenue, Trenton. King was
charged with two felony counts of
burglary and one charge of criminal
mischief. According to Chief Smith,
both men were apprehended at King's
home on Veterans Day.
While searching the home, Chief
Smith said he recovered numerous
items that had been reported stolen
including a blow dart gun, generator,
laptop computers and portable c.d.
After being held in the Gilchrist
County Jail for three weeks, Cunigan
gave a full confession on Monday
after telling Chief Smith that he is
ready to answer for what he has done
and get on with his life. Cunigan con-
fessed to breaking into and stealing
from Trenton Middle High School on
three occasions, Trenton Senior Cen-
ter, Gilchrist County Public Library,
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare on
two occasions and the Senior Citi-
zens Food Pantry in Trenton. Cuni-
gan also confessed to armed robbery
of the Trenton Food Store.
Chief Smith followed Cunigan's
directions to a site on Tyler Grade
where he recovered additional stolen
items including an empty safe that
had.been stolen from the Senior Citi-
zens Food Pantry.
As of Tuesday morning, Cunigan
had been released from jail on the
two felony charges of burglary, but
additional charges are forthcoming.
'King is still being held in the Gilchrist
County Jail on a $55,000 bond.
GlenCunigan Randy King
Glen Cunigan- Randy King
Gilchrist County to
spend up to $20,000 to
By John M. Ayers .
The Gilchrist County Commission
was given information by Gilchrist
County Administrator Ron McQueen
on Monday involving the upgrading
of the 911 addressing s- stem.
Gilchrist County had previously
received a grant to provide revenues
that would allow them to upgrade the
system in place McQueen told the
board that Molly Branning has been
employed with the count. to upgrade
the emergency system. She has spent
three months reviewing addresses
that are either incorrect, in the w wrong
place, or.uo address is located at the
physical location. Her review of the
system has determined that an esti-
mated 2000 addresses remain incor-
rect in the county.
McQueen reported that another
grant to provide additional funding
for completing the 911 address sys-
tem update was not funded. He told'
the board that completing the 911 up-.
grade is estimated to cost $18,000 to
$20.000. This funding \ would provide
information to be mailed out to those
having incorrect addresses. This-
would cost an estimated $6.000. 1
"When you ride throughout the
county in the rural areas, the 911
physical address signs are not visible
at the entrance to each residence In
order for emergency services to lo-
cate and reach the residence to pro-
.vide service, they must be able to
identify the entrance to the address,"
The county administrator reported
he has talked with Jackie Johnson. Fi-
nancial Director for Gilchrist Couns ;
and they have located funding in 911
Service and Emergency Medical Ser-
vice to complete the addressing sys-
Molly Branning told the board that
the upgrade to the 911 addressing
s stem could be completed b\ April
30. 2009. -
No one \ants to change addresses.
but this is something that must be
done to locate eler\one w hen emer-
gency service is needed. McQueen
Commissioner Tommy Langford
made a motion to approve the com-
pletion of the 911 addressing system
for up ; to "$20,000. Commissioner
Randy Durden agreed when he gave
a second to the motion.
S"It is critical to update and keep
this 911 addressing system current
to pro\ ide emergency service in Gil-
christ County," Commissioner Lang-
The board voted unanimously in
fa\ or of the action
Sexual predator re-locates to
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's
fice would like to inform the pu
that a registered sexual predator
mo\ed to Gilchrist County.
According to a press release iss
by GCSO on Monday. Terry A. C
ens. 26. is liing at 1120 SW 6th
The. Florida Department of (
reactions lists Owens as having b
convicted of Lewd or lascivious
Iestation of a victim under 12 y
SPrior to moving to Gilchrist Cc
ty,. Owens listed a Levy County
dress as his temporary address.
, Since being convicted .in 2(
Owens now falls under Florida
Sexual Predator/Offender Regis
don and Notification, which all
one's personal information to be
licized to notify the public that
offender has been released back
Terry A, Owens
Tim Faison of Faison Electric hung banners advertising Christmas on Main Street last week in Trenton.
l ws Senior Citizens Food Pantry receives large donation Sheriff gives
pub- update on
the A group, from, the Church of Lat-
into ter Day Saints in Chiefland came to
Trenton last week to make a very
special donation of food items. K elly hom i
Rick Weider, director of the pantry, S estimation
was very appreciative of the $500 in- "
kind donation. so PtGilchrist County Sheriff
The Senior Citizens Food Pantry, Turner reported on Monday
has been broken into several times noonn that his department is dili
with various food items being stolen working with the Florida Depar
each time. ,'' of Law Enforcement to track
After hearing about the food pan- '.leads involving the home in'
try's loss, Bishop Owen Baynard of homicide burglary of A.M. "J
the Chiefland Ward of the Church of Kelly of Bell.
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints con- "The autopsy report is yet
tacted the Storehouse in Jacksonville released identifying the actual
and requested, replacement food for of Mr. Kelly's death," Sheriff t
the pantry after obtaining approve .: reported. The information ident
from the church's regional represef- investigative analysis from the
tatives. scene is still being examined a
Baynard said that a local member viewed by the FDLE laborato
had told him about the Food Patry added.
being broken into, and he was very "I believe those involved in t
pleased that the church could assist .. advantage of Junior Kelly are s
the senior citizens who rely an the 2 this local area," Sheriff Turner s
pantry. Canned meats and oth, : non-"S Sheriff Turner did not put
perishable food items were It brought Pictured left to right, Bishop Owen Baynard, Raquel Perryman, James Perryman Baynard, Marcia Hel- line on how long he feels this in
in last week just in time for hanks- lams, Ginger Mower, Jamiion Mower, and Rick Weider. Pictured in front, Levi Perryman, and Cheyenne gation will be ongoing, but he d
giving. Perryman. there are a lot of leads on the ca
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Nature Coast Greenway County
extended along CR 232 and road grader
SAA IA, TT destroyed in fire
LK. 34'4 tL IIaLr 3ipriiig
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission took action on Monday to approve
Florida Department of Transportation supplemental agreements to extend the
Nature Coast Greenway System from Wilcox north along CR 232 and 344
to Hart Springs. McQueen told the board the additional funding would pave
five-foot shoulder extensions on CR 232 and CR 344 in both directions from
the greenway north to Hart Springs. McQueen explained the additional fund-
ing would be enough to have the same contractor, John C. Hipp Construction
ofAlachua, to complete the paving projects on these county highways.
Commissioner Tommy Langford made a motion to approve the supplemen-
tal agreement to accept the DOT funding to be used for paving on CR 344.
Commissioner Randy Durden agreed with the motion in providing a second
for discussion. Chairperson Sharon Langford called for a vote and the board
approved the action by a 5-0 vote. The board also approved a reimburse-
ment agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide
additional revenue to finish the paving from CR 232 to SR 47 by a 5-0 vote.
SRWMD can't help Trenton
with NE 10th Street storm
By Cindy Jo Ayers
David Still, Executive Director of Suwannee River Water Management
District, attended the Trenton city meeting on Monday evening to explain
why the district can't help with the purchase of property.
Still told city commissioners the SRWMD has a $69 million, budget, but
only about $6 million is funded by ad valorem tax, while the state funds
about 93% .of the budget. Still went on to say that the state has very specific
guidelines for their money.
Back in 2005 the water district had the funds, but at this time they don't
have funds to help the city purchase property to build a storm water retention
pond. Still explained due to the many cuts from the state, the water district
just doesn't have the funds to use on this project at this time. Still said, "We
would like to postpone until funding from the state is restored; we need to
defer it for one year to see how state funding goes."
County Commissioner Tim Kinsey told Still that the city could use $25,000
of redevelopment funds because we can't wait for you all. Still was asked if
the city funded the project, would there be any way for the district to repay
the money to the city if the'state increased the district's budget in the next few
years. Still told the commissioners that he had a nine-member board at the
district.that'had to approve any transaction of the district. He went on to say
that he would suggest that they look at it.
Still said it will take several hundred thousands to correct the water prob-
lem at NE 10th Street. He went on to say there is no sense in taking taxpayers'
money for property on a project that we can't follow through on.
SStill told commissioners that the water district also had entered into interlo-
cal agreements with the cities of Jasper, Lake City, and Live Oak, to help
fund the storm water projects. Still said that he postponed their projects lso
because of funding cuts.
Still went on to say this governor does not want to raise taxes for any rea-
son. He also said that the Suwannee River Water Management Board does
Snot want, t raise taxes. Still said his board is made up of business people and
they understand the economic hard times were are in.
Welcome the holidays with live music
By John M. Ayers
Gilchrist County Transportation
Supervisor Justin Watson told the
board of County Commissioners the
Caterpillar road grader that burned
up completely on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 18, was caused by a hydraulic
"I feel like it was hydraulics that
caused this fire," Watson explained.
This grader had been used to grade
roads the entire day before it was
parked in an area where it was sched-
uled to begin work the next day. The
grader was parked along side a road
right-of-way under some power lines.
The piece of equipment was reported
to have caught fire during the night.
When employees were called to the
scene trying to put out the flames
with fire extinguishers, they were
unsuccessful. As the fire got hot, the
fuel tanks that were made of a heavy
grade plastic caught fire; and the rub-
ber tires on the unit also added to the
extensive heat and fire. The Gilchrist
County Fire Rescue, when called to
scene, was unable to get to the unit to
fight the flames due to the overhead
Gilchrist County owned this grader
along with several others that are in-
volved in a five-year guaranteed buy-
back program with the Ring Power
Corporation. This particular unit
was reported to have 5200 working
hours recorded and was scheduled
to be traded back to the Caterpillar
Corporation in October 2009. The
guaranteed buy-badk for this unit was
Watson explained to the board that
he had talked with the insurance ad-
juster but was expecting to show him
the unit this week. Some board mem-
bers wanted the commission to al-
low the road superintendent to begin
searching for a new piece of equip-
ment. Commissioner Randy Durden
recommended the board wait to hear
what the insurance company was go-
ing to do involving the replacement
The board recommended that -the
.road department adjust the schedul-
ing of the remaining road graders in
their fleet to fill the void of the de-
stroyed unit. Watson told the board
that he would make the adjustments
and report back to the board in the
Traditional and contempt Ai- .id. songs are fature.. :it .- Suwanne River ,
S '-a'music III a~dini ihd Deciber 2 compaimn e fbathreSanta E., wazza Rir
n mI nd D ceimber Jt eantuFe companoent by the S a e zz Shriners" country
The public is invited to both free There's a free reception with cake breakfast
events. and punch following the Friday con-
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, cert. Suwannee River Shriners will hol
Santa Fe's Madrigal Singers present Come and enjoy two free concerts- their country breakfast from 7 a.m. t
madrigals and songs from all ages in -the perfect beginning to the holiday 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December t
an out-of-this-world setting--the Kika season. 2008.
Silva Pla Planetarium on the college's The country breakfast will be eggs
Northwest Campus. The concerts fea- G i c ist grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, bis
tures soloists from Santa Fe's vocalcuts gravy, and ice tea. In addition
and instrumental programs.. (Be ad- a we will have pure cane syrup fc
vised, planetarium seating is limited.) C oun y sale.
The Northwest Campus is at 3000 The Suwannee River Shrine Clu
NW 83rd St., Gainesville. J OU rnf a is located 1/2 mile north of Fannin
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5, Springs on SR-26.
the Santa Fe Singers present a holi- For more info call: (352) 542
day concert "It's Beginning to Look 9284.
a Lot like Santa Fe" in Auditorium E Proceeds benefit the Suwanne
on the Northwestm Campus. Conte m- c 4 3 393 River Shrine Club and are not tax de
porary Christmas carols and favorite ductible.
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Bell Lighting Festival
The Bell Lighting Festival will be
on Friday, December 5, from 6 to 8
Don't be a hum-bug and sit at home
bored; our businesses have planned a
night to be adored for the whole fam-
ily and all who wish to strike a cord,
a two-hour fanfare, and night of de-
light to light up the town with several
So, load up your family, blankets,
and chairs for an evening of enter-
tainment in the cool air.
We'll have music and refreshments
to boot; it's all free, so no need to
We hope you enjoy and give a big
Live entertainment, refreshments
and drawings begin at 6 p.m. If you
have any questions, please call Libby
at (352) 463-0888.
All veterans, their families and
guests are invited to our Christmas
Dinner sponsored by the Disabled
American Veterans and Auxiliary on
Sunday, December 7, (Pearl Harbor
Day) at 1 p.m. (1300). This will be at
the DAV/DAVA Hall on Airport Road
south of Cross City turn East at the
The traditional Christmas dinner
is free to all veterans. A donation is
asked for all other dinners. Raffle
tickets for door prizes will be sold at
the door and drawings will be held
during the dinner. We look forward
to seeing all of our veterans, their
families and friends, for this occa-
sion whereby we honor those who
served our country. For more infor-
mation, call 542-8020. ,
Post 91 Dinner
Trenton American 'Legion Post 91
will be having their Christmas Din-
ner on December 18, at 6 p.m. All
members and their family and guest
are asked to bring a covered dish to
share. The Post will furnish the meat
and potatoes. There will be a chi-
nese gift exchange, so please bring
wrapped gift with a $10 limit. We are
j dj) pbst. .Mess Chintma ...
"Into the Woods"
Suwannee Valley Players announc-
es auditions for its upcoming produc-
tion of "Into the Woods," a musical
written by James Lapine with music
and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
This is a story of many of our fa-
miliar fairy tale characters including
Cinderella, the Baker and his wife,
and Jack (and the beanstalk) who
make wishes that are granted...but
with dire consequences.'
Auditions will be held at the Chief
Theater on 25 East Park Avenue in
Chiefland on Saturday, December 6,
at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, December 9,
at 7 p.m. Casting call is for 7-8 men
and up to 10 women. Be prepared
with a song you can sing acapella.
There will also be some cold read-
ings from the script. Please do not
wear sandals or skirts as there will
also be a dance 'audition. There are
also opportunities for musicians and
behind-the-scenes personnel includ-
ing costume design/sewing, set and
scenery design/construction, stage
and house crew, and other areas. Re-
hearsals will be scheduled with cast
Consideration starting in January.
Show dates are March 12 to 15 and
19 to 22, 2009, on Thursdays through
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at
For more information contact Di-
rector Andrew Kelly at (352) 316-
4424 or Arisephiroth@yahoo.com.
You may also find up-to-date infor-,
mation on our website at www.sv-
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Farmers Market to
host crafts festival
The Trenton Community Farmers
Market will host a Winter Crafts Fes-
tival on Saturday, December 13, from
noon to 4 p.m. at the historic Trenton
Fine local handcrafts including
handknits, handspun yars, tanned
hides, jewelry, paintings, and hand-
made furniture will share the plat-
form with Turner Farms and the Fly-
ing Turtles String Band. Baked good-
ies and plants will also be available.
Plan on a trip to The Depot for some
special handmade Christmas gifts!
"Make a Joyful
Noise" Festival will
be Saturday, Dec. 6
Come out to Chiefland's Trailhead
Park located at the historic depot:to
jumpstart theseason's festivities. Ad-
mission.and parking are free and the
festivities begin at 9 ..m. with arts,
'ciafts, food, and entertainment There
-will also be children's activities,; sport
vehicles and classic car displays.
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. enjoy the
lighted parade that will run from
Chiefland High School, south on
Hwy. 19 to South 3rd Avenue. Parade
floats will be judged and awards will
be given out.
After the parade, be sure to head
back to Trailhead Park for visits with
Santa, the lighting ceremony, an-
nouncementof contest winners, mu-
sic and carols.
Call the Chiefland Area Chamber
of Commerce at 493-0282 for more
Parade of Homes
The 10th Annual Parade of Homes,
sponsored by the Dixie County His-
torical Society, will be held Dec. 5-6,
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10
each. No charge for children 16 and
under, who accompany adult ticket-
You are invited to journey from
the present to the past while enjoying
this time of holiday fellowship.
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and urgent care service provider.
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The time is winding down to less
than 30 days now before the new
regulations go into effect reducing
grouper, amberjack and trigger fish
on the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's
On Friday after Thanksgiving,
Adam Mizell and Miles Hilliard and
I tried our luck fishing offshore out
from Cedar Key. I had gone with
Miles and a friend in early October,
and the fishing was great. Since then,
the cold blast of the November freeze
has come upon us, and the fishing
offshore has fallen off considerably.
Everyone says the fish are still there;
they are just feeding less and some
have.moved into deeper, warmer wa-
ters. I believe this must be the'case.
We had a good time and caught a
good mess of fish,.even though the
weather was colder than I expected.
We headed out shortly after 8:00
a.m. after finally getting in the wa-
ter and parking the tow vehicle and
trailer. The tide was low and still go-
Sing out but the channels in Cedar Key
are'deep enough for small boats like
mine to pass through without a worry
of running aground.
I had chosen Cedar. Key to leave
from after looking at the tidal condi-
tions at Suwannee. The extreme low
tides involving the New Moon on
Thanksgiving Day made the McGriff
Channel a big question on whether
we couldkget out of the shallow pass
Our goal was to catch grouper and
black fish and grunts in as close as'
,-possible. Our first stop was within the
*visibility of the islands. We quickly
'moved on when we only caught a
/small gag grouper.
We moved right on out to 35 feet
.of water where we picked up some
* large black fish and a few more small
Our next stop just less than 40 feet
deep was where Miles began to catch
keeper size grouper. Miles caught the
fish of the day, a 15-pound gag with
frozen bait. This was the biggest sur-
prise to' all of us, since Adam and I
had caught several small red and gag
'grouper from this exact spot. Miles
was relentless in reminding both
Adam and me that we were on good
fish; we just needed to change our
style of hooks and we too would be-
gin catching big fish like him. We left
this structure with a few grunts still
nibbling at our frozen baits. Miles
kept looking to the west at several
boats that appeared to be 2-3 miles
further out in deeper water.
At that time of day, we set our
DGPS for a structure that had given
up many big fish' in the past, but it
was 6.2 miles west northwest. The
time was getting late so we turned
and ran northeast back toward Cedar
We ran across a'spot that Miles
reported had been good, but it had
been a long time since he'had fished
it. Adam got lined up for the drop as
the wind was blowing hard out of the
south and the tide was pushing hard
to the southwest. Adam got set and
we began to let out the anchor. I told
him the wind was. stronger than the
tide, but he reminded me to be patient
and let the, boat settle in. I kept my
mouth shut when the boat drifted to
within 15 feet of the marker.
I had the first bait to the bottom.
The fish were feeding and I quickly
pulled up a short gag and then a short
red grouper. I told them the fish were
here, but the excitement was going
to have to be intense for the big fish
to bite. Moments later Adam pulled
up a red grouper that we pinched his
tail to make him legal. Moments later
Miles pulled up a solid gag just be-
fore I reeled up a red grouper of 23
inches. This hole was paying off as
the time got near 4:00 p.m. We were
able to catch the fish we needed to
make the trip a good one just off this
last hole. When it' got 4:20 and I re-
minded them we were 20 miles from
the No 1 marker, we quickly got set
for the ride back to Cedar Key.
The trip back in was a lot calmer
than the experience we had running
against the wind and waves earlier
that day. We arrived just as the sun'
was beginning to set, and we pulled
across No 4 Channel as the sun was
going down. I hope to make it back to
the gulf one more time before the lim-
its are reduced beginning.in 2009.
Letters to the Editor
Recent string of crime community let the real world invade
,our nice section of thecountry? We.
SI.have lived in this community for never used to have murders, kidnap-
some 20 plus years, as many of you pings, and as many robberies as we
have. This has always been a good do now. How have we lost sight of
community to, live, in andlet your community we used to be? How
ias grow up, in.,, have some parents let their children
I have not attended any commis-, believe -that it is okay to take some-
sioner meetings or other county thing that does not belong to you and
meetingsg. That being stated, I pose keep it for yourself, and not give the
few questions to you the people of childconsequences, or say well, if
"Gilchrist County. How have we as a they have a problem with it, then let
Date High. Low High Low High
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Dec 4, 08 5:00 AM 12:10 PM 6:43 PM
Fri 1.202 ft. 2.577 ft. 0.424 ft. 2.686 ft.
Dec 5, 08 12:45 AM 6:08 AM 12:59 PM 7:27 PM
Sat 0.967 ft. 2.400 ft. 0.709 ft. 2.804 ft.
Dec 6, 08 1:54AM 7:31 AM 1:55PM 8:13 PM
Sun 0.614 ft. 2.348 ft. 0.987 ft. 2.952 ft.
Dec 7, 08 3:06.AM 9:00 AM 2:57 PM 9:00 PM
Mon 0.168 ft. 2.422 ft. 1.221 ft. 3.128 ft.
Dec 8, 08 4:13 AM 10:23 AM 4:00 PM 9:46 PM
Tue -0.300 ft. 2.549 ft. 1.393 ft. 3.317 ft.
Dec 9, 08 5:13 AM 11:36 AM 5:00 PM 10:32 PM
Wed -0.718 ft. 2.659 ft. 1.502 ft. 3.497 ft.
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IWhat Goliath Found In Death
He stood over nine feet tall and probably weighed the
equivalent of a small Volkswagen. He wore a bronze
helmet and had bronze armor to protect his chest and legs.
The chest armor alone weighed about one hundred
twenty-five pounds. He carried a bronze sword strapped
on his back, and his spear was so big that the iron
spearhead alone weighed more than fifteen pounds. A
soldier always walked in front of him to carry his shield.
He was called Goliath froni the town of,Gath. (1 Samuel
Southwest of Jerusalem in the Valley of Elah, the army
of Israel stood in battle array against the insurgency of the
Philistines. For forty days the behemoth challenger of the
Philistines stood between the armies and offered a contest
of one-on-one battle with the victor subduing the opposing
army. The army of Israel was dismayed and greatly afraid.
(1 Samuel 17:8-19)
An unlikely' hero appeared to battle the giant Goliath.
His name was David. The -shepherd boy was dismayed
himself; not at the fierce presence of Goliath but the lack
of action for someone to stop the blasphemous cursing of
Goliath against the God of Israel. Armed only with'a sling
David ran toward Goliath, striking him with a stone and
then killing the champion of Gath with his own sword (1
The story most often will focus on the heroic action of
David over Goliath. Yet, a great number of lessons are
missed when we see the battle from Goliath's viewpoint.
He was raised a warrior from his youth (1 Samuel 17:33).
All he knew in life was to fight. By the time he met David,
his height is over nine feet tall. Shaquille O'Neal (7' 1" /
3251bs) is small compared to Goliath. He became the
champion of the Philistines and with little doubt lived an
By John M. Ayers
them call the cops and have my child to apologize to you for that. I am just
arrested? Have we dipped so far into trying to understand how we can let
the me generation that we are forget- so much go on and not do anything,
ting to teach our kids proper respect me included. Every day we grow and
for our elders and our community? we learn new things about ourselves,
My intention with this letter is not and everyday we ask how?
to offend or disrespect anyone, and if Thank you
I'have done that then let me be the first Sharon Cobb
By Lauren Rudd
They call the conclusion of a chess
match the end game and it takes
special skills to master that part of
the contest. In the stock market, we
have the end-of-the-year-game. What
makes thi: time of the year so unique
is the tax-loss selling and profit-tak-
ing (such as it is this year) that oc-
Normally the period between mid-
November and year-end can provide
some of the best stock buying op-
portunities of the entire year. In the
past investors planned to do as much
as 80 percent of their annual buying ,
and selling during this period. Unfor-
tunately, the economy and the stock
market have seen better times. How-
ever, the current state of Wall Street
should not negate your taking advan-
tage of the investment opportunities
End-of-the-year bottom 'fishing
is quite simple. You are looking for
companies, whose shares have been
beaten down because of the malaise
gripping the investment world. Or
they could have succumbed to the
understandable but over-done partic
we see all too often nowadays. Re-
gardless, there are numerous unloved
and undervalued companies whose
shares are looking for a munificent
In the past I have provided those
who are short of investment ideas
with some candidates, the perfor-
mance of which I then review a year
later. Never intended to be an instant
portfolio where you simply add water
and mix, the ideas were designed to
be a catalyst to stimulate your own
Rather than discourage you with
the toll the market has taken on last'
year's selections, we should instead
view the problem from a fresh per-
spective. 'Recognize that virtually
every stock has suffered some dam-
age over the past year. Furthermore,
you cannot judge the efficacy ofany
stock selection based on a one or two
extravagant lifestyle as the bully of his world. No one
stood against him. Whatever Goliath wanted in life, he
took.'But then he met a youth in the valley of Elah and
Goliath learned about God.
Goliath learned in death that the accolades of men will
only last a short time. When David slew the giant, the
army of Philistia fled. He was no longer a hero. The
Philistines Used Goliath for their own purpose but in death
he served no purpose. Goliath had lived for himself but
now he met the Almighty God. The giant cursed David and
disdained him as but a youth but in death he found his
challenger to be right. "Then David said to the Philistine,
'You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but
I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God
of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted"' (1
Samuel 17:45). Goliath ceased his taunting in death.
We learn that evil will not prevail. Those who lived
during the reign of Hitler thought the evil would never
end; it did! The presence of Goliath gave fear and dread
for many years but then it ended. Righteousness always
wins over unrighteousness. The souls in Revelation 6 cried
out, "How long?" The answer came in chapter 19.
Goliath stood ready for battle and then he felt a terrible
pain in his forehead. He fell to the ground in darkness. A
sword pierced his body and then his head was removed.
The spirit of Goliath returned to God who gave it
(Ecclesiastes 12:7). In death he opened his eyes to see the
one of whom David spoke and he knew God. He also
knew that he would dwell in an eternal fire for believing in
himself and not; the true God of Israel. There are many
Goliath's in the vWorld today. Evil will not last and evil men
will find their/reward in death. Life is not about the now
but about eternity. Do you know God?
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Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Treiton, Florida 32693'
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your short-term investment objec-
tive should be to exceed the annual
performance of the S&P 500 index,
preferably by 3 to 5 percentage points.
Longer term, you want to exceed that
same index's 40-year average rate of
return of 10.8 percent.
However, let me reiterate a point
I have made before. It is foolhardy
to believe that you can always pick
just those companies whose' shares
will show the highest price apprecia-
tion during any. given year. Swinging
from the rafters is a game for mon-
keys, not investors.
'Although it may not make you the
life of the party this holiday season, if
someone asks you about your invest-
ment philosophy, simply tell them
that you try to exceed a 10.8 percent
average compounded rate of return
over a period of 3 to 5 years.
If you are prudelit in your stock
selection, and you let time and di-
versification work to your advantage,
while still keeping your risk profile
at a reasonable level, you will likely
leave that objective in the dust...with-
out breaking a sweat.
No, exiting the market and stuffing
your'life savings under a'mattress or
in a Certificate of Deposit (they 'are
equivalent), is not an option. Instead
you want to look for those companies
that will best be able to weather the
economic downturn and then blossom
as the economic revival unfolds:
To find them you are going to need
an edge. If you want to become a
market-trouncing master strategist,
No winner of the $11 million
59 at $6,073.50
3,982 at $73
80,344 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
No winner of the $14 million
103 at $3,878.50
5,866 at $55
102,925 at $4
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
Name: Cheri Langford
Family: Husband of 9
years. Henry; daughter, Dan-
yal, 15. and daughter, Harley,
Works: In third year as As-
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Middle High School.
Likes of your job: Work-
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help mold them and make
Dislikes ofyourjob: There
is not much I don't like.
Hobbies: Shopping and
spending time with my fam-
What is something not
many people know about
you? I really can keep a se-
cret. Everyone thinks I blab.
but 1 can keep a secret!
Favorite food: Seafood
Your hero: My Aunt Lucy.
She's a hard worker and the
image of what I strive to be.
Your'first job: As a pro-'
gram assistant at Saint Leo
University. I've only had two
jobs in my whole life!
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Wow, Gilchrist County has broken
out in all kinds of Christmas celebra-
tion opportunities this weekend. On
Friday night the merchants of Tren-
ton will come together to hold the
first Christmas on Main Street event.
Most of the businesses will be open
to greet customers and visit with old
Down at the Journal we will open
our doors from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
also. We plan on having a few re-
freshments and will be here' to visit
those enjoying a night out in Tren-
ton. We will also be glad to take
subscription renewals or add on new
subscriptions. By the'way a newspa-
per subscription makes a wonderful
Christmas gift which comes every
week of the year.
Many of the stores are having spe-
cial sales, and there will also be door
prizes such as bikes for the children.
The Journal will also be giving
away our traditional mini .stick-up
2009 calendars. So stop ih for a visit
and pick up a cup of hot apple cider
and a cookie.
The Town of Bell-has big Christ-
mas happenings this weekend. On
Friday evening'from 6 to 8 they will
have their Lighting Festival and on
Saturday, the Bell Christmas Parade
your knowledge of a given company
must be superior to that of the great
unwashed. So where do you begin?
Six companies that have the poten-
tial to build on current strengths, syn-
onymous with compressing a spring,.
and then uncoil with. augmented po-
tency during the next expansionary
period would include Best Buy and.
Hasbro. On the technology front,
Hewlett-Packard and Intel are possi-
ble candidates. Finally, in the arena of
consumer non-durable goods, Procter
& Gamble and Clorox seem to stand
out. Next week we will see if we can
add to this list with six more compa-
nies, some of which will be small cap
stocks to balance things out.-
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.
Spring Ridge Volunteer
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at its fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, De-
cember 6, and run until at least 10
a.m. All residents of the northeast
Gilchrist County area and surround-
ing communities are invited to at-
Looking for a way to. help your
community? Ask us about participat-
ing as an Active Firefighter or Asso-
ciate Member. We always welcome
members for both categories. If you
can't make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attend our regular meetings
on the first and third Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m.
SBlueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
Meet Your Neighbor
By Cindy Jo Ayers
will be begin at 2 p.m.
* So, all and all Gilchrist County is
gearing up for a very Merry Christ-
This simple recipe is a warm and
wonderful drink. It is especially nice
to serve the hot drink at outside win-
.1 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown
2 whole cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
Peeling of one orange
3 small apples
15 whole cloves
In a large pot mix together cider,
sugar, spices, and cinnamon sticks.
Bring to a simmer over medium-low
heat. Press cloves into whole washed
apples'.and drop into the cider. Let
simmer 15 minutes. Serve immedi-
ately. Each cup of hot cider could be
Garnished with a cinnamon stick.
This recipe works great in a crock
pot; just remember it will take longer
to heat up.
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the, Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
arid chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of Decem-
ber (and every month)!
Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their country breakfast from 7 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 6,
The country breakfast will be eggs,
grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, bis-
cuits, gravy, and ice tea. In addition,
we will have pure cane syrup for
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
Proceeds benefit the Suwannee
River Shrine Club and are not tax de-
On Tuesday, December 10, 2008,
.the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District's Governing Board will
meet at 9:00 a.m. at District Head-
quarters, Hwy. 49 and 90 East, Live
Oak, Florida. The meeting is to con-
sider District business and conduct
public hearings on regulatory and
land acquisition matters.
A workshop will follow the board
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
T- THURSDAY DECEMBER 8
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
PaeFu ICRSTCIhT ORA
Charles Houser gets
8-point but loses wallet
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Amanda Hurley and Mark Hurst
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Charles Houser with 8-point buck.
Clayton and Wanda Hutto
Clayton and Wanda Hutto celebrat-
ed their 50th wedding anniversary on
November 21, 2008. They were mar-
ried on November 21, 1958, in Dade
Mr. Hutton retired from the Inter-
national Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers in 2002, and Mrs. Hutto
retired from the U.S. Postal Service
in 2002. Their children and grand-
children gave them a surprise party
at the Ivy House in Alachua. Family
members and old friends were there
to help them celebrate.
Site Prep ,
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LAND CLEARING & SITE PREP
TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL 'i
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BOX BLADE Insured
Mark B. Hurst and Amanda Hurley
of Bell, along with their families are
blessed to announce their engage-
Their parents are Michael and.
Happy Birthday wishes to Hugh
Sanders, Glinda Bumett, Garry Kir-
by, Nannie Mock, and Kristina Bush
Castor on December 4; Art Brown,
Ashlee Aylor, Carlton Milton, Clif
Bradley, and Gilbert Calonge, Jr. on
'December 5; Ella Langford, Ruby
Townsend, Bridget Copeland, Candy
Wiggins, and Pamela Lord on De-
cember 6; Ryan Deen, Gerry New-
ton, Cindy Chesser, Emily Juliano,
Holly Smith, Dan TAylor, and Court-
ney Gaylord on December 7; Jeffrey
Langford, Elvert Washingon, Cordel-
lia Blank, Glenn Smith, Gene Han-
sen, and Chris Roberts on December
8; Kaitlyn Wiggins on December 9;
Alyce Smith, and Stan Beach on De-
Happy Anniversary wishes to Billy
and Rene6 Philman on December 4;
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Beck, and, Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Mtnn on December 5;
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hone, on Decem-
M'r 7. -*
Debra Hurst, and Billy and Robin
Hurlery of Bell.
A March 2009 wedding is being
Suwannee River Fair
The feeder steer weigh-in will be
held on December 5, 2008, from 4
The swine weigh-in will be held
on December 6, 2008, from 7 to 10
The heifer weigh-in will be held on
December 6, 2008, from 11 a.m. to
This is a picture of my 8-point
buck I took on November 21, 2008,
at Bucket pond in Levy County. I
hunted him for 3 days and finely got
him after putting out some, scent and
grunting him in close. My heart was
about to explode when I saw his rack
as he came to the grunting.
I took my shot and watched him
run a short distance and out of sight.
I trailed him to where he fell and saw
he had a perfect 8-points. He is a big
buck, around 210 Ibs, with a 18-inch
spread on his rack. It's my buck of a
Also, after I had gone to town to
show off my buck, I had dropped my
wallet as I got out of the truck; and
it was found by Chance Spivey and
returfied to me. I would like to thank
,Chance for returning my wallet to
me. It's nice to know honest people
like Chance live in our area. Thank
All non-sale animal entry forms mine eligibility, please contact your
must be submitted or postmarked by school's FFA advisor or call Marti
January 17, 2009. Smith at (352) 262-1829. Scholar-
The Suwannee River Fair awards ship information is also available on-
two college scholarships each year. line at suwanneeriveryouthfair.org.
For more information and to deter-
You have persevered and overcome many
obstacles. We are very proud of you, not
only for graduating, but for all of your
Mike,I AXnand, and Hotly
Jeren 2cvah2 9:11
This Holiday Season join others in the community
who are giving a loved one a beautiful Smile!
Listen to what your friends are saying...
"Giving Mary a beautiful smile was the best investment we could have made
in her future success" Jennifer Smith '
"Dr Bill's friendly staff worked with us to come up with a payment plan to' ''
make Bobby's braces affordable"'- John Walker
"This is a gift we can give our grandson what will never wear out" -
"Jane is so much more self confident now that she has straight, beautiful
teeth!" -Kelly Andrews
We have expanded our hours so everyone can get their braces on before Christmas!
D r. Bill M artin 410 N. MainStreet,Suite 8Chiefland, FL
Nb1,,,-i "Braces For Smiling Faces" Visit our website at www.marrinorthodontics.com
BOYS & GIRLS
celebrate 6O codaany anncaewm/asy/
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GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON SATURDAYS
WITH TRAVEL TO DIFFERENT TOWNS
Saturday, November 29th, 11am-1 pm
Saturday, December 6th, 11 am-1 pm
Saturday, December 13th, 11 am-1pm
OR, SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM & CODE OF ETHICS
ALL REGISTRATION FORMS & CODE OF ETHICS MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE REGISTRATION
REMEMBER: YOUR SUPPORT OF S.V.L. SUPPORTS YOUR CHILDREN.
TOGETHER, WE'LL IAKE ALL OF OUR CHILDREN BETTER.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 4. 2008
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
The FAITHH van
coming to Bell
The Catholic Charities FAITHH
van will again be at the clubhouse in
Bell at 9:45 a.m. on December 11 for
a Christmas distribution.
As 2008 ends, we wish to thank the
Town of Bell and the volunteers who
help us each month. We wish all in
Gilchrist County a Merry Christmas,
and ask that you continue praying
for your neighbors and the United
Our only criteria remains to be a
helping hand in tough times; we all
have a need to draw closer as chil-
dren of a loving God.
Catholic Charities, Gainesville
San Juan Angels of Mercy, Branford
Christmas is just around the'corer,
and as a matter of the heart, no other
holiday can compare. Our hearts
may be filled with warm memories
or painful reminders of holidays
past and we may either be anticipat-
ing or dreading the one to come; the
excitement, the loneliness, the fun,
the stress, and not to mention the ex-
pense. ..but we have to admit that it is
a rare heart indeed that is completely
indifferent to the approaching Christ-
It seems that the holidays are
marked by lots of preparation...we
decorate our homes, prepare meals,
prepare to give by deciding onjust the
right gift, where to buy, how much to
spend, and prepare our schedules to
include all the work, friends and fam-
ily celebrations.' But what about our
hearts? Since our hearts are so affect-
ed by this holiday, wouldn't it be fea-'
sible to prepare them for Christmas
and perhaps experience a new kind
of celebration this year? This month
I invite you to join "Heart Matters"
each week as we take a fresh look at
Christmas through the eyes of Mary,,
the one.who was chosen to bring
forth the very reason we celebrate a
day called Christmas.
In Luke 1:26-27, the Bible intro-
duces Mary iy giving us some im-
portant information: "In the sixth
month, God sent the angel Gabriel
to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a
virgin pledged to be married to a man
named Joseph, a descendent of Da-
vid. The virgin's name was Mary."
Here we get Mary's info: where she
was, what she was, and who she was
going to'be! These are some great
questions to answer in our prepara-
tion for Christmas...do you know
where you are and why? How would
you describe yourself and what direc-
tion you are headed?
The angel Gabriel found Mary in
Nazareth, a small town in the region
of Galilee. According to the Bible,
there was nothing spectacular about
the town itself. In fact, in the book of
John 1:44-46 the disciple Nathaniel
asked the question, "Nazareth! Can
anything good come from there?"
Like Nathaniel, we can often get the
idea that nothing good can come from
where we are, whether it be the place
we live, the family we belong to, or
even a difficult situation we may be
in. Rest assured that just as straight
as Gabriel flew to find Mary, God
knows exactly where you are; and
whatever difficult place, situation or
relationship you may find yourself
dealing with this season, take cour-
age in knowing that God has plans to
prosper you and give you a hope and
a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) I
Another thing that we learn about
Mary is that she is a virgin, an unmar-
ried woman who has remained sextu-
ally pure. It is interesting that Web-
ster's dictionary gives an additional
definition: "free from impurity or
stain." Too often, the holidays are a
time of depression and grief for those
with unpleasant memories...stains
from the past...whether from your,
mistakes or someone else's. Satan
loves nothing more than to resurrect
feelings of guilt and shame over the
things from the past to prevent you
from celebrating the birth of the One
wlo came to pay that debt for you!
If we ask God to forgive us those
past stains, He is faithful to do just
that (1 John 1:9) God has not only
forgiven, He forgets...and He wants
you to move On to the great things He
has planned for your life, (just like
He. had for Mary). In 2 Corinthians
5:17 we are assured that if anyone
is in Christ, he or she is a new cre-
ationi...the old has gone and the new
is here! Now that is a great reason
to begin celebrating the Christmas
season...because YOUR heart does
'7:00;pm. Wednesday Worship Service
-+6-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich
e V, welcome Yu To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School.......................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................ 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Providedy
Evening W 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"
SCome and join us at the 5th
Annual Drive-Thru Nativity in Trenton
What: Drive-Thru Live Nativity Scene
When: Friday, Dec. 12th
Saturday, Dec. f3th,
Sunday, Dec. 14th
6:30 9:00 pm each night
5610 SW CR-313
Trenton, Florida 32693
From Trenton take
State Road 26 West (3.9 mi.) to
CR-313 North (3 mi.),
Drive-Thru Live nativity on right.
Follow the stars from
SR-26 and US-129
Admission is Free!
The Live Nativity is shared with
you by your friends at the
Jennings Lake Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, located off of
US- 129 North (approx. 5 miles
Look for our sign.
For more information please
contact the church at:
May this season bring Peace!
Bailey Roux kills 6-point
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11-year-old Bailey Roux of Hijh Springs shows off his first buck. He
took this 150 pound, 6-point buck on November 23 while hunting
with his family in Levy County.
Trenton United MethodistChurch
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
SWednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor
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NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at
3:30 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pub: December 4, 2008b.
F-it EBapfis1 Ckurck
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corner ofNE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery providedfor all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Churc 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
Dt'NAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038for more information
SDo You Love Animals?
needs volunteers for
caretaking & cleaning of kennel animals.
We also need supplies and/or money donations
towards vaccines & dewormer.
Please call Lindsay Smith at
352-538-7280 or 352-463-1464
*All Volunteers must be 18 yrs old or older
GILCHRIST COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES
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It's exciting to see young people
mature and gain meaningful life
skills to help prepare them for their
future. The 4-H'er of the week is a
young man who has already started
to excel and has a bright future in
4-H and beyond.
Austin Thomas is an I1-year-old
member of the Little Farmers 4-H
Club and is a student at Bell Middle
School. Austin has participated inm
the swine project for three years,
and Saturday he will tag his fourth'
hog in to raise for the Suwannee
River Youth Fair.
Austin loves to hunt and fish, and
he also loves to sing a Tim McGraw
song. Austin is very involved in
his church, and also volunteers at,
the fair, helping his dad organize
things behind the scenes of the hog
show. Austin has been successful
at the Dairy Judging Contest at the
fair. This year, Austin would like
to get more involved in the Dairy
Quiz Bowl program and 4-H Coun-
LGREA meets in
Members of the. Levy/Gilchrist
Retired Educators Association met
at Deke's Restaurant in Chiefland for
their November meeting.
Special speakers for the event were
Nancy Bell and Sheila Smith. Nancy
Bell of Bell and Westbury Account-
ing & Tax Service, Inc., gave valu-
able tax tips to the group that were
especially relevant to retired persons.
The presentation was very informa-
Sheila Smith of Edward Jolies
briefly discussed CD's, municipal
ry Events. Congratulations, Austin,
on being the 4-H'er of the week!
Any young person can join 4-H;
call (352) 463-3174 for more infor-
bonds, and fixed annuities. This pre-
sentation was also interesting and in-
The next meeting of the LGREA
will be held at Williston High School
in Williston on December 8, 2008, at
10:30 a.m. in the Culinary Arts De-
partment. Retirees are invited to join
and help make this organization even
more successful, resourceful and ex-
Delia M. Long
What is right is often forgotten by
what is convenient.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living aid 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 352-463-20
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
Assembly of God"- S
9579 US-129 S Trenton, Florida .
You can make a difference! '
Sunday School 0.am
Praise & Worship/KidZone 11 am
Evening Worship 6 pm
Wednesday Night Service &
"The Place" (Youth) 7 pm
Don & Jerri Lunsford
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
- 16655 N. W. CR-339- Trenton, Florida 32693
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel.Harris, Minister of Education & Children
Charles Brock, Music Director
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ...................... ................................ 9:15 a.m .
M morning W orship ........................... ................. 10:30 a.m .
Evening Worship ................................................... 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o .................................. ...................... 6:45 p.m.
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5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR,129)
Sunday School...........................10:00 AM
Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM
Evening Worship ..........................6:00 PM f
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
Trenton Community Nazarene Church
(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-26)
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WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
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PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
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made from Popsicle sticks and old
HSCS teachers made sure the
project included some learning. For
example, eighth grade students com-
bined science and math to create,
icosahedrons as ornaments, which,
according to Wikipedia, is a "con-
vex regular polyhedron composed
of twenty triangular faces, with five
meeting at each of the twelve verti-
ces." The school's involvement was
organized by the Junior.Beta Club
members and their sponsors Deb-
bie Means, executive assistant and
bookkeeper in the school's office,
and Jana Quillen, 7-8th grade gifted
teacher and reading coach.
The purpose of this project was to
keep the "reason for the season" alive
throughout High Springs. It celebrat-
ed the historical tradition of going to
the woods, cutting down a tree and
the family (this time the students)
making the decorations. HSCS's tree
is truly an 'Historical Tree'."
Forty-five Leland cypress trees
were donated to 40 local business-
es, the High Springs Community
School, the High Springs Library,
High Springs Community Theatre,
High Springs City Hall and High
Springs Police Department. These
organizations decorated the trees for
display at their places of business or
in public areas around High Springs,
which will remain on display through
The living Christmas trees were
grown by Sam Harris of Oak Hill
Farms in Alachua and average 7 to 8
feet tall. The project was sponsored
by the High Springs Historical So-
ciety with support from many High
Springs businesses. Many businesses
decorated with a specific theme in
mind. The local businesses will either
keep the trees and plant them or do-
nate them to local citizens for plant-
ing. For more information contact
Jan Leavitt at (386) 454-1674.
High Springs Community School
won the first annual Living Christ-
mas Tree Decorating Contest in High
Springs. The school will receive a
trophy at the Annual Tree Lighting,
and students will ride,in the annual
Christmas Parade on December 6.
The trees will remain on display
throughout High Springs through
According to project coordinator
Jan Leavitt, "The judges chose the
High Springs Community School's
tree because it was a joint effort of all
the students and teachers and the stu-
dents made the ornaments by hand.
The students came up with wonderful
and unique ideas. ,The star at the top
was so beautiful, made ,out of a sty-;,
rofoam ball and sticks painted gold.
They made pictures of children and
This Saturday, December 6, the
Purple Power House Band will be
participating in the Bell Christmas
Parade. Bell Band Boosters will be
sponsoring the "Pictures with San-
ta" in the Train Depot on Parade
Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a
fee. On Friday evening, December
5, the communitycelebrates "Light
up Bell" with two of our former
band members Daniel Powell and
Travis Kortessis playing with the
Epic Faith Band.
Our Winter Concert is sched-
uled for Friday, December 12, at
7 p.m. in the Iris Roberts Audito-
rium. Performing will be 6th grade
beginning band, 7th and 8th grade
concert band, and the High School
Symphonic Band. The program
will also include the Power House
Dance Team, solos, duets, ensem-
bles, and a debut of our Chorale
Group. Make your plans now to
attend this evening of fun holiday
music. The band boosters will host
a reception immediately following
Attention booster Members, there
will be a meeting December 18 at 7
p.m. in the band room to vote on
revised by-laws and finalize the
upcoming fund raising events for
A Note from the boosters Some-
times we only remember what we
do not have; but in the spirit of
Thanksgiving we have a lot to be
thankful for, an enthusiastic band
director, a growing music program
for our students, a groomed field to
march on, band parents that feed
us before all of our games, parents
that do what ever they have to do
in assisting the band program and
administration that supports us.
Please remember to give thanks for
what we do have! On that note, a
Special thank you goes out to Ms.
Lisa Boutwell for feeding the band
before our away game in Bronson
and all of her wonderful articles
she writes for the band throughout
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The band booster meeting will be
meeting on January 12th at 6:30 p.m.
in the band room. All are encouraged
to attend. Thank you, parents and
volunteers, for all of your involve-
ment; it is truly appreciated and has
helped to make this season a success.
We have extended the deadline for
recipe entries in the cookbooks we
are creating until spring. This is open
to everyone in our community. Please
send your favorite recipes to us via
the band website.or to Ellen Andrews
at email@example.com. We
will accept any and all recipes sub-
mitted by January 31, 2009.
Please check the schedule for any
extra practices and all of the events
Please come and enjoy the Sounds
of Christmas. Our concert will be
December 11. Beginning and In-
termediate Bands. (6 8th grade)
perform at 6 p.m. and Concert Band
and Concert Chorus perform at 7:30
p.m. Please come and enjoy all of our
music department's talent. Light re-
freshments will be served following
the high school concert.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
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full of fun
With ,picture-perfect weather on
our side, Bell Elementary PTA held
our annual Fall Festival on Friday
evening, November 7.
Laughter and shouts filled the air
along with smells of popcorn pop-
.ping and hamburgers grilling. Stu-
dents, their families, and friends
enjoyed live music, the inflatables,
and the many booths. As usual, the
cakewalk and the silent action were
A huge thank you to all.who helped
with their time, their talten, their do-
nated items, and/or their cash dona-
tions. The Bell Elementary PTA is
grateful for the support the commu-
nity gives us as we try to bring mem-.
ories to our students.
Trenton FFA Alumni to
Trenton FFA Alumni will meet on
Thursday, December 8, 2008, at the
Trenton Ag Department at 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to 463-3273' or to bro-
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cember 4, 2008 so that dinner can be
I would like to thank all of you who took the time to
speak with me and followed up with voting this past
Tuesday and by mail. I appreciate all of the support
that you showed me these past few weeks. Please
understand that your opinions and concerns DO
matter, and, whether it be myself or whoever is in a
position representing you, let it be known how you
feel and the improvements you would like to see.
Community involvement is the only way we can
work together with the whole city's best interest
being priority. I have really enjoyed my campaign
and have learned a lot. I have no regrets, just the mo-
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Nabinger (Columbia),, 4manda Peppler (Columbia), Lei-San Tillman (Columbia), Blair Rhoden (Baker),
Jennifer Slominski (Columbia), Dawn Massey (Columbia), Christine Crews (Gilchrist). Middle row, left
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(Charlton, GA), Jacqueline Williams (Suwannee). Back row, left to right: Michelle Terrell (Alachua), Billy
DuCoeur (Columbia), Barbara Mathis (Gilchrist), Julie Keen (Columbia), Racine Jolley (Columbia), Ryan
Robinson (Columbia), Christen Pearce (Suwannee), Candace Davis (Columbia), Shalonda Ford (Colum-
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RV Resort on Saturday, December
6. Come on over and listen to some
of the, best bluegrass groups from
This .month everyone needs to
bring a $1.00 gift item to exchange.
The music will start at 6 p.m. in the
lodge and be played until everyone
goes home. If you would like to come
out earlier and sit around' and pick,
we would enjoy having you come on
out around 4:00 and pick under the
held on December 5. These students
are now eligible to sit for the National
NCLEX exam and upon passing this'
exam they will receive their licenses
oaks or on the nice big porch around
the lodge. '
So get out your flat top, big bass,
,and banjo and meet new friends and
sit around and enjoy, picking with
your'friends. This event will be free
to the public, but we would appreciate
a donation to help out on the group's
travel expensive. All you have to do
is bring yourself out to Otter Springs
RV Resort and have a great time and
enjoy some good old time Christmasl
Bluegrass music or call and reserve a,
full hookup campsite or a cabin.
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LPNs. We congratulate them for their
SVL Board meeting
There will be an SVL Board meet-
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Woman's Club news
Christmas is just around the cor-
ner, and the Gilchrist Woman's Club
is asking for any help in the baking of
cookies for Santa's coming to Trenton
on this Friday, December 5, for the
inaugural Christmas on Main Street.
If you can, please drop them off at
the Gilchrist Chamber of Commerce
along S. Main Street just south of the
courthouse on Thursday or Friday.
We are also still collecting T-shirts
and gym shorts to be modified for
disabled vets through the "Sew Much
Comfort" organization. We' request
that sizes be adult male large to
XXL, and that they be in new con-
dition and in masculine colors. You
can drop off any of these items, either
at the Troke Realty office, or contact
Bridget Richardson at 463-8187 for
Tickets are still available for the
G.W.C. holiday tax deductible raffle
with your winning choice of either a
half-day practice and quail hunt with
lunch included at the one of a kind
exclusive Gilchrist Hunt Club, or a 4
day/3 night condo weekend for four
at Suwannee cove in the town of Su-
Lastly, the G.W.C. Christmas din-
ner will be on Thursday, December
13, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse along
SCR 339, so bring a covered dish and
your appetite. There will be superb
food, entertainment, and a silent auc-
tion. So bring your date and enjoy
an evening of holiday camaraderie
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From November27,2008 to December 3,2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
12/1 2:30-3:45 p.m. Sign language for 3rd -4th graders
12/2 2:45-3:45 p.m. Sign language for lst-2nd graders
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
12/8 6:00 p.m. MSB/MSG Basketball v. Bell Tiger Gym
12/9 4:00 p.m. JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Hawthorne Tiger Gym
12/10 8th and 10th grade Write Score test
12/12 4:30 p.m. MSG/MSB 'Basketball vs. Lafayette County Mayo
5:00 p.m.. JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Fort White Fort White
12/13 8:00 a.m. ACT test THS cafeteria
12/15 4:00 p.m. MS Boys and Girls Basketball v. Chiefland Tiger Gym
12/16 3:30-5:00 Holiday dance Sponsored by Teacher Cadets Cafeteria
4:00 p.m. MS Boys and Girls Basketball v. Bronson Tiger Gym
12/18 1:00 p.m. Early Release
4:00 p.m. JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Dixie County Cross City
12/19 9:00 a.m. Bloodmobile
1:00 p.m. Early Release
4:30 p.m. JVB/VG/VB Basketball vs. Bell Bell
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207 North Main Street Trenton
Kyle Stone, from the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, is
awarded a $1000 Communilty Grant from Walmart.
The Chamber Corner
The Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce was awarded a Wal-
Mart Community Grant. The $1000
grant will help fund the many bicy-
cles to be given a\%ay at the Decem-
ber 5 "Christmas on Main Street"
event in downtown Trenton.
Don't Forget: "Christmas on
Main Street" December 5. from 6
cal councils throughout the state, and
each council is seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate and
resolve residents' concerns.
.All interested individuals who care
about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents, who often have no
one else to advocate for them, are en-
couraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's web site
World War II Veterans
Club to meet
The World War II Veterans Club
will hold their December meeting at
to 9 p m. in downtown Trenton.
The Gilchrist Chamber
Christmas Lighting Contest will
be on December 15. Call the
chamber office at 463-3467. or
com if you would like to have your
business included in the contest.
the Homestead Restaurant in Fanning
Springs at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday,
Everyone is asked to bring an un-
wrapped gift for a child to place in
our Toys for Tots' box. This will be
our third year of participating in this
Last year we filled the box to over-
flowing. John Howell, one of our
vets, oversees this project for us. John
is a busy man; he also plans to take a
group picture after our meeting.
Hope to see you on December 11;
and if you have any questions, call
Billie Cooper at (352) 493-9368 or
Dot Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.
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Bernice L. Baker
Bernice L. Baker passed away on
November 27, 2008,. at the Cross
City Rehabilitation Center.
Bernice L. Baker was born on July
24, 1929, in Richmond, Virginia. She
lived in Maryland during her lifetime,
where she retired as a state worker
from the Census Bureau and moved
to Cross City in 2008.
Bernice Baker is survived by her
daughter, Theresa Simmons and son-
in-law Carl Simmons, and her two
grandchildren, Lisa Dockery of Jack-
sonville, and John Taylor of Cross
A small private memorial.service
will be held for the family members.
In lieu of flowers, please make any
donations to the American Cancer
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
Mr. Gary "Dingus"
Mr. Gary Daniel "Dingus" Jerrells,
50, of Cross City passed away on
Thursday, November 27, 2008, at his
Mr. Jerrells was a truck driver in
the logging business. He spent many
enjoyable hours fishing. He attended
Calvary Temple in Cross City.
He is survived by his sons, Jamie
Cunningham of Cross City, and John
Cunningham, Jr. of Georgia; daugh-
ter, Kim Sherrod of Lake Wales;
parents, Morris and Julia Jerrells of
Cross City; brothers, Nathan Jerrells
and Manuel Jerrells, both of Cross
City, Randy Jerrells of Old Town,
Vince Jerrells and Robert Jerrells,
both of Cross. City; sister, Martha
Murray of Cross City; and six grand-
Graveside services were held on
Sunday, November 30, 2008, at
Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Old
Town with Reverend Jim Hurst of-
A visitation was held on Saturday,
November 29, 2008, at the funeral
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
Reverend Wallace P. Mitchell
Reverend Wallace P.
Reverend Wallace P. Mitchell, of
Macclenny and formerly of Chiefland,
left this world a better place than he
found it over 87 years ago. He de-
parted for his heavenly home on No-
vember 27, 2008..
Reverend Mitchell was born on
October 15, 1921, in Bogalusa, Loui-
siana, to Warren and Mary Mitchell.
His childhood was filled with the
simpler things in life. Under the influ-
ence of godly parents, he developed a
strong work ethic and learned the val-
ues that remained with him through-
out his life. He proudly served his
country in the US Coast Guard
during WWII. Wallace earned his
Bachelor's degree from Baylor Uni-
versity and his Master's degree from
New Orleans- Baptist Theological
Seminary. For 40 years, he pastored,
serving churches in Texas, Louisiana,
and Florida. However, the greatest
sermon he ever preached was the liv-
ing testimony of a life dedicated to
God, family, and others. He loved to
.reminisce and often commented that
he had lived a wonderful life.
SHe was preceded in death by his
loving wife of 55 years, Faye O.
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Mitchell, who went to be with the
Lord on February 7, 2000.
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the hearts of his loved ones. He is
survived by his sons and their wives,
Dennis and Janie Mitchell of Mac-
clenny, and Darel and Jane Mitchell
of Chiefland; Eight grandchildren,
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lie), Heather Mitchell, Jeremy Mitch-
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and Jordan Mitchell; a great-grand-
daughter, Nora Jane Mitchell; and his
brother, Ray Mitchell of Gonzalez.
A celebration of his life was held
on Sunday, November 30, at Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services with his son
Darel officiating. Visitation was held
prior to the service. Burial followed
at the Chiefland Cemetery.
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Mr. Jason Lee Clemens
Mr. Jason Lee Clemens Renz, 28,
passed away on Saturday, November
29, 2008 in Old Town.
Jason was born on March 14, 1980,
in Washington, Pennsylvania, and
moved to Old Town one year ago. He
was a CNA and of the Presbyterian
He is survived by his mother, Bar-
bara A. Clemens of Old Town; father,
Lawrence E. Clemens of Old Town;
a sister, Misty M. Harvey of Burl-
ington, Kentucky; maternal grand-
parents, Edward and Goldie Cress
of Claysville, Pennsylvania; and pa-
ternal grandparents, John and Paula
Randolph of Fanning Springs.
Funeral services will be held on
Friday, December 5, 2008, at 11:00
a.m. in the chapel at Watson Funeral
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton,
Mr. Freddie Journior
Mr. Freddie Journior Watson, 83,
of Old Town passed away Monday,
November 24, 2008, at North Florida
He was born in Georgetown, Ohio.
After moving to Florida, he worked
The Old Farmers Prayer
Time just keeps moving on
Many years have come and gone
But I grow older without regret
My hopes are in what may come yet.
Oh the farm I work each day
S.I,,s is where Iwi sh' 0 .a
I watch the seeds each season sprout
From the soil as the plants rise out.
I study Nature and I learn
To know the earth and feel her turn
I love her dearly and all the seasons
For I have learned her secret reasons.
All that will live is in the bosom of earth
She is the loving mother of all birth
But all that lives must pass away
And go back again to her someday..
My life too will pass from Earth
But do not grieve, I say,
there will be other birth
When my body is old and all spent
And my soul to heaven has went.
Please compost and spread me
on this plain
So my body Mother Earth can claim.
That is where I wish to be
Then Nature can nourish
new life with me.
So do not for me grieve and weep
I did not leave,. only sleep
I am with the soil here below
Where I can nourish life
,of beauty and glow.
Hi'e I can help the falling rain
Grow golden fields of ripening grain
From here I can join the winds that blow
And meet the softly falling snow.
Here I can help the sun's warming light
Grow food for birds of gliding flight
I can be in the beautiful
flowers of spring
And in every other lovely thing.
So do not for me weep and cry
I do not die
By MALCOLM BECK
with ROBERT TATE
In Loving Memory of
Mr. Bill Rush
With Love From all of us who
worked for and with you.
We will Never Forget.
Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN
in park maintenance in Seminole
He is survived by children, Debra
Watson, Karen Bailey, Thomas Wat-
son, Steve Watson, Sandy Roses,
Sharon Watson, Kenny Watson, Rog-
er Watson, Gary Watson and Diana
Bumelo; sisters, Bernise and Norma;
11 grandchildren and nine great-
A memorial service will be held at
a later date in Ohio.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
From the Desk of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report for week
December 1, 2008
On November 17, 2008, Mary L.
Wright, 8/13/52, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Injunction.
On November 18,2008, Raymond
A. Profit, 11/13/89,/was arrested on
the chargeof FTA/Failure to Comply
On November 18, 2008, Patrick
J. Hart, 11/2/54, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On November 18, 2008, John A.
Wilson, Jr., 7/25/79, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/False Name to
Law Enforcement Officer.
On November 19, 2008, Didier C.
Osorio, 12/5/78, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/DWLSR.
On November 20, 2008, Rebecca
'N. Blackerby, 3/3/87; was arrested
on charges of DWLSR, False Infor-
mation to Law Enforcement Officer,
and Altering Motor Vehicle Registra-
On November 20, 2008, Jesus J.
Trinidad-Diaz, 5/6/78, was arrested
on the charge of No Valid Drivers
License and a Lafayette County War-
rant with charges of VOP/DUI, At-
tach Tag not Assigned and No Valid
On November 21, 2008, Amy A.
Wood, 5/6/77, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Worthless Checks.
On November 21, 2008; a Juvenile
was arrested on charges of Criminal
Mischief, Assault on a School Board
Employee and Battery on a School
On November 22, 2008, Matthew
R. Siddons, 7/1/90, was arrested on
the charge of Grand Theft.
Card Of Thanks
The family of Roger A. Hemond
would like to express its deep ap-
preciation and gratitude to our
friends in the Tri-County commu-
nity for their support, prayers and
encouragement, also for all of the
cards, food and visits. We are and
have been overwhelmingly grateful
for the love and respect we have re-
ceived during Roger's illness over
the last 4 years, and now in our time
of loss. Thank you all.
Judy, Yvette, Roger and David
Card Of Thanks
Archie Kelly, Jr.'s best friend
of 43 years, Mildred Culpepper,
and her family and his first cous-
ins, Janell Putnal, Broward Putnal,
on charges of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence and Resisting Arrest without
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Come see us on Wednesday, De-
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the many expressions of sympathy,
the lovely flowers, delicious food,
and nice cards that we received.
Card Of Thanks
Our family would like to express
our thanks to all who expressed
heartfelt prayers and sympathy dur-
ing the recent loss of our mother
and grandmother, Evella Moseley.
We are so blessed to live in a com-
munity with such caring friends,
churches and neighbors. Your love
was shown through your visits,
phone calls, cards, food, flowers,
and prayer. We thank you being
there during this time.
Barbara Trail and family
On November 23, 2008, Roy S.
Mullins, 4/26/78, was arrested on
charges of FTA/DWLSR and Posses-
sion of Less than 20 Grams.
On November 24, 2008, Shelly J.
Stroupe, 12/14/84, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Theft, two counts of
Passing Worthless Checks.
On November 24, 2008, Virgel V.
Kerklin Jr., 10/27/67, was arrested
on a Levy County Warrant with the
charge of VOP/DWLSR Habitual.
On November 25, 2008, Laura L.
Roden, 8/6/69, was arrested on the
charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
'On November 25, 2008, Penny A.
Mooney, 2/26/75, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Larceny Theft More,
than $300, Less than $5,000.
'On November 26,2008, Ronald W.
Koltz, 2/22/81, was arrested on a Di-
xie County Warrant with the charge
On November 26, Richard W. Hall,
12/14/59, was arrested on a Writ of
On November 26,2008, Cecil Mc-
Cray, 8/20/85, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Probation.
On November 28, 2008, Israel
Miguel, .2/19/85, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On November 29, 2008, Stephen
H. Floyd, 4/3/66, was arrested on the
charge of Violationof Domestic Vio-
On November 29, 2008, Heather
C. Ellsworth, 8/20/80, was arrested
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L
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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L
THURSDAY, DECEMB ,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO., 21-2008-CA-0061
DAVID E. ROBERTS and WANDA L.
GEORGE M. KNAPP and RUBY L.
KNAPP, his wife,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The heirs, administrators and
assigns of GEORGE M.
KNAPP, now deceased
AS WELLAS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, under, or
against each and either of them, or his
or her respective heirs, administrators
and assigns, as well as all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein described.,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida, to-wit:
Tract 17, ROLLING OAKS, a
recorded subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages
79-84, public records of Gilchrist
(Parcel No. 04-10-16-0079-0000-
has been filed against you and you are.
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, i any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before ,
December 18, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Dated this 12th day of Novembei
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of Court
By: Lyndsay.P. Ayers
Pub. November 20, 27, December 4, 11,.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FIORIDA
FILE NO. 21-2008-CP-0048
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FREDERICK RICHARD RUIZ,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FREDERICK RICHARD RUIZ,
deceased, FileNumber21 -2008-CP-0048,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida, 33830-
9000. The Estate is TESTATE. The date
of the will is 03/20/1996. The.names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below..
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
. All persons on whom this Notice
of Administration is served who have
objections that challenge -the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
All-creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file'
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED:.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is November 27, 2008.
Laverne B. Ruiz
S455 Park Lane
Bartow, FL 33830
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Winter Haven, FL 33080
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
Pub. November 27, December 4, 2008b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 212008CA000116
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
DAVID A. THOMAS; et al,.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID A. THOMAS
(Last Known Address)
2270 NW 5TH ST
BELL, FL 32619
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property in
Gilchrist County, Florida:
COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER
OF,THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE
15 EAST, FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING. THENCE RUN ON
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NW
1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 N 89 DEGREES
51'09" W, 634.92 FEET; THENCE
RUN N 00 DEGREES 05'45" E,
369.97 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89
DEGREES 51'40" E, 635.04 FEET;
THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES
,06'27" W, 370.07 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,' ALL
LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND
EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF THE
CONVEYED TO SYNTHIA
PHILMAN BY FEE SIMPLE DEED
RECORDED OCTOBER 30, 1992
IN .OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
193, PAGE 295, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF .GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT
.,TO AN 'EASEMENT FOR THE
PURPOSE OF INGRESS-EQRESS
AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER
AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY
20,00 FEET THEREOF.
has been filed against, you and you are
required to' serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on.SMITH, HIATT
& DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
,whose-address is PO BOX 11438, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 546-
0071, within 30 days from first date: of
publication, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED on November 21, 2008.
Joseph W. Gilliam
As Clerk of the Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
As Deputy Clerk
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contactt 3521
374-3639 (voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at 888-955-8771. .
Pub. November 27, December 4, 2008b..
TOWN OF BELL
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
Thursday, December 4, 2008 6:00 p.m.
S-Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order,
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Consent Items
1. Adoption of December 4, 2008
2. Approval of November 6, 2008
3. Approval of Expenditures for No-
4. Approval of Fiiancial Statements
for November 2008 ,
D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen Re-
E. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code Enforce-
1. David Lang, Jr. Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan Town Mayor
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Andrew Nguyen, M.D.
308 N. Main Street
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
50 SW Main Street (Next to Best Drugs)
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
3. Dan Cavanah Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council President Iris Roberts
6. Council Member Kenny Bass
7. Council Member Ray Sanders
8. Council Member Larry Sutton
9. Council Member Hugh Sanders
G. Old Business
1. Off-Street Signage Discussion
2. Eng, Denman & Associates Capi-
tal City Bank drive-thru expansion
3. Discussion regarding the removal
of the house on park property.
4. Resolution No. 2008-16 Support-
ing Creation of then Nature Coast
Regional Water Authority.
H. New Business
I. Review of Future Agenda Items
J. Unscheduled Citizen Request
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the Sum-
ter County Advisory Council Bi-Monthly
meeting on Wednesday, December 10,
2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meet-
ing will be held at the North Sumter Pri-
mary School, 104 N. Warfield Avenue,
Wildwood, FL 34785. Please contact
Coalition staff at 352-563-9939 if you
have any questions. Public participation
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Learning Coalition of the Nature
Cbast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly
Tri County Advisory Council Meeting on
Friday, December 12, 2008. The meet-
ing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the CDS
Chiefland Office located at 212 N. Main
Street, Chiefland, FL 32626. Please con-
tact Coalition staff at 352-563-9939 or
352-490-5855 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
, The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the Cit-
rus County Advisory Council Bi-Monthly
meeting on Monday, December 8, 2008,
at the Early Learning Coalition of the Na-
ture Coast Crystal River office located at
1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, beginning at,
9:00 a.m. Public participation is welcome.
Please contact Coalition staff at 352-563-
9939 if you have any questions.
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will meet in'an Open Meeting scheduled
to be held on: December 8, 2008 at 2:00
p.m at, City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Ct.,
Fanning Springs, FL. 1:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursu-
ant to Florida. Statutes 286.0105 that
if a person" decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the, City Council
with respect to any matter considered at
such meetirig he''she ma\ need to ensure
that a -erbarini 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. 1st day of December,
By Sheila Watson
City Of Fanning Springs
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will.
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, December
9, 2008, at 5:00 P.M. in Building 14,
Board Room 14-002 located at 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. PCA/Juvenile Justice Program
4. GE/United .
5. Citizen Input/Delegations
9. Student Services
10. Removal of Items from Consent
11. Consent Agenda
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the scheduled meeting date so
provisions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon. which the
appeal is to be based.
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. December 4, 2008b.
Mary Carolyn Galloway and
Mary Carolyn Galloway Trustee
to Richard J. Scaglione. warranty
deed, .$13,750.00, Lot '11 Silver
Ridge. on 11/24/2008..
Timothy L. Stanley, Kimberly
Stanley. Lawson Construction
Group Inc., and The Flor Store of
Newberry to Thomas P. Gause and
Patricia M Gause, certificate of
title. $10.00. on 11/24/2008.
J. W. Alhord Inc. to Bhare Shole
LP. quit claim deed. $10.00. on
J.W. Alvord Inc. to Bhare Shole
LP. quit claim deed. $10.00,
Lot 6 Hunters Chase Farms, on
J.W. Alvord Inc. to Bhare Shole
LP, quit claim deed. $10.00, Lot 7
Hunters Chase. on 11/24/2008.
Janet Dalton Harrison aik/a Ja-
net Harrison to Judy Hulton, war-
ranty deed. $8.000.00. Lot 3 Lan-
caster Estates First Addition, on
Roy Dorman Harrison to Judy
Hulton. warranty deed, $8.000 00.
Lot 3 Lancaster Estates First Addi-
tion. on 11/25/2008.
Suwannee River Springs Inc. to
Kenneth W. Youngpeter and Mi-
chelle L. Youngpejer, warranty
deed. $10.00. Lots 9 and 10 Block
18 Suwannee River Estates North,
Charles P. King, Jr. to Phillip R.
Bryant and Neva D. Bryant; general
warranty deed, don 11/26/2008.
Jennifer Lynn Miller to Ray-
mond P. Schuler, warranty deed,
$1,500.00, Lots 7 and 8 Block 13
of West and Johnson Addition, on
.Phillip Bryant and Neva Bry-
ant to Daryl 0. Wallace and Stacy
L. Wallace, general warranty deed,
$30.000.00. on 11/26/2008.
Warren W. Bohn and Samuel
Sidney Sanders to Samuel Sidney
Sanders. quit claim deed. $10.00,
Green Tree Servicing LLC to
Greenpoint Credit LLC to Beth A.
Steptoe a/k/a Beth Ann Steptoe.
Manning L. Steptoe aik/a Manning
Leon Steptoe. Manning L. Steptoe.
Jr.. Campus USA Credit Union.
Household Finance Corporation I11,
and American General Home Eq-
uity Inc., Tract 41 Rolling Oaks, on
Roger F. Wilson and Angelique
R. Wilson to R F. Wilson Inc., war-
ranty deed, $27.000.00. Lot 15
Lake in the Woods Units One and
Two, on 11/26/2008
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be on Hwys 129 and 26.
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SALE: Saturday, December 6th, 8am-???
North on 129 approx 7 miles, turi right
on 232, just past Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church, turn right up in drive. 2039 West
CR-232. 2 gas space heaters, stroller with
-car seat, lots of misc items.
Magnetics Billboards Yard Signs
Name Badges Post Cards
Brochures *Door Hangers
... and More!
Woodland Craft Signs
Gilchrist County Journal
Main Street Trenton
352 -463- 7135
YARD SALE: December 5th & 6th,
9am-??? 624 NE 3rd Street. Children &
adults clothes, both men & women, and
Wanted To Buy
CASH for your coins: All denor
U.S., copper, silver, gold. I pay
by the book for date & grade,
value. Buy-Trade 352-949-1450
2008 188 SUNCATCHE
PONTOON BOAT: All b
whistles, 50 hp Yamaha, po
& tilt, approx. 9 hours. Bougl
April, $17,500. Health problem
$11,700. (386) 454-1930 or (3
Complete: Foundation, Permi
NEW BICYCLES: 24-inch girl's bike,
$50; 26-inch boy's Fuji, 10-speed, $90.
MISC. FOR SALE: 16 ft car trailer, new
deck, new tires, $800 firm. 8-hp Honda go
cart, factory frame, $300. 30-06 rifle with
scope, sling, ammo, sportsman stock,
Remington, $500 obo. (352) 535-7256.
not melt AVON: For all your cosmetic needs.
0 or 352- Call Joanne Roberts, Avon Independent
Sales Representative, Bell, Florida at
tfnb,10-2. 352-463-7753, 352-221-0217 or email
| AUTHENTIC DEALER of Dixie
R Outfitters, Dixie Classic & Southern
G3 Heritage t-shirts. Having clearance sale.
wells and Any 2 shirts for $20. Shirts made to order.
wer trim Hundreds of designs in stock. Children
ht new in & adult-sizes available. (6 months-4XL.
s, sell for Call 352-221-0902.
186) 266- 9tb,10-30-12-25
2-4-12-11 2-MAN, AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave
' Gilchrist 1
) Journal .
) 463-7393 4
Pine Straw Equip, Semi(s) & Trailers,
Tractors, & Misc Equip
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
o Cross ,
Saturday; Dec. 13th 10:00 A. M.
North of Bell, FL on US129 (SR 49)
For a brochure or for more information
;Terms: Cash or good check no credit cards. 10% Buyers Premium and appro-
priate sales tax added.to all purchases.
Directions: From Bell, FL travel North on US 129 (SR 49) approx. 4 miles to
sale site. Look for Auction signs
REALTY I AUCTION, INC
Property is located on paved CR 341 an
OAK WALKS/D 3BR/2BA 1594
plus front & side porches, hardwood
Priced to Sell. MLS# 753
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D. Deen Lancaster,
1431 E. Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
A Full Service Real
BUYER / SELLER
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Hometown Realty l
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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 TollFree: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008
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. W.i '. $150,000' large master suite w/office& MORE!! MLS#760082 $259,000 barns, 4paddocks, and is fenced & x-fenced. MLS #760087 $245,000
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3902' $159,900 with new utility shed & washer/dryer. MLS #760083 $59,900 Arated Gilchrist county school district. MLS#760039 $59.,000
1 Acre, No Restrictions, $18,000 MLS#753658
5.63 Acres, No Restrictions, $49,900
5 Acres near Hart Springs, Restrictions,
1 Acre, No Restrictions, $11,000 MLS#759611
1/4 Acre Bronson/Williston, $12,000
1 114 Acre, No Restrictions, $11,000
1 Acre, No restrictions, $11,000 MLS#752318
4.63 Acres, Home or Mobile, $50,000
1 Acre (mol), Home or Mobile, $26,500
54 Acres, will divide into 20 & 34 acre tracts,
2.43 Acres, paved road, $22,000
4.80 Acres, No Restrictions, $43,000
5 Acres, gorgeous, $55,000 MLS#751624
1 Acre (mol), home or mobile, $15,000
5 Acres, well, septic & power, home or mobile,
5 Acres near Hart Springs, Restrictions,
Two 1/2 acre tracts, homes or mobiles,
$29,500 each MLS#751922 & 751934
f Main' %sitr.t Trenton'
207 North Main Street
L. Frank Grant Realty
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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063
We List To Sell!
Four 5-acre tracts Planted pines,
between Newberry & Trenton,
zoned for home or mobile home.
Priced at $79,900 each.
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St.
Several nice home sites, scattered
oaks, zoned for home or M/home,
Trenton School District.
S MLS#758939 -
NW 91st Street
5 acres, fenced, wooded, nice
home sites. Only $65,900.
LE LISTING SERVICE
3.02 acres Between Newberry &
Trenton Planted Pines
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000.
Just off ofCR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.
1 C t isall
4 OR 5 BEDROOMS on 5 acres in
Trenton, hardwood & tile flooring,
front of the home, 2,272 Htd. sq. ft.
of living space.
2003 DWMH on 13.86 Acres in
Horse Countryl 2BR/2BA, spacious
bright kitchen, sep. dining room,
large deck, garage w/office, 2
SPACIOUS 1998 DWMH on.5
acres, 4BR/2BA, 2,280 Htd. sq. ft.
of Livin space, Dining Room, Den
w/fireplace, fenced & more!
2006 SITE-BUILT HOME on 5
acres. 4BR/2.5BA, gourmet kitchen
S ., witop of the line appliances, crown
Molding, spacious owners suite
and much more!
2BR/2BA SWMH in City of Trenton, $485 per month, first and
$485 security. One year lease required. $40 app fee.
2BR/1 BA SWMH in City of Trenton, $500 per month, first and
$500 secuirty. One year lease required. $40 app fee.
3Br/1.5BA BRICK Home in Bronson. In ground pool. $900 per
month, first, last $450 security. One year lease required. $40 app
We do not acceptSection 8 Housing.
At The Journal
207 North Main Street Trenton
Gift Subscriptions Available
(Keep Your Loved Ones Informed)
Personalized Street Signs
(911 address or your own wording)
Other Great Gifts:
Custom-Made Car Tags
Stationery Business Cards
Envelopes and other printing...
For private duty in your home.
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THI URSDAY DECEMBER 4. 2008
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
I Services I
PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
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and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional: Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
MOWER & CHAINSAW P
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MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, a
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349N 7 miles north of Old To
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church) 1/2 mile on right. M
ors, size & styles of marble &
to choose from in our inventor
puter specialist to assist you in
a lasting tribute to the life of yo
one. Closed: Sunday & Monda
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm &
8am-12noon or call for free af
S Services .
TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New in-
stallations and repairs, licensed and in-
sured. State Cert. #EC13002453. Call
tfnb,-l1 I Help Wanted I
, Sears, PARK MANAGER: Gilchrist County
nd Hon- has an opening for a full-time park man-
ers. ager. This position is responsible for the
day-to-day operations of Otter Springs
RV Park. Must have managerial abilities
tfn, 1-03 and be able to read and assimilate bud-
gets. Position open until filled. Applica-
TOWN, tions may be obtained from the County
2. Hwy- Administrator's Office at 209 SE First
wn. Mc- Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or http://www.
(behind gilchrist.fl.us/ and should be returned
any col- to the County Administrator's Office at
k granite 209 SE First Street, Trenton, FL 32693.
ry. Com- Gilchrist County is an EOE/DFWP.
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7an-5:30pm M-F 8am-3pm Sat Hwy. 129, North BELL
k CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.
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(352) 463-7-302 FAX
SC.__ SEE OUR LISTINGS
JEAN C. TROKE -Licensed Real Estate Broker
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org w1
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
ON THE WEB:
-- 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 inrfo...$324,900.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, w/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of Gilchrist.(close to Otter/Hart/Sun springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more...$224,900.
Reduced,(Froi $295,000 each)--SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Two 2006 CB/Stucco-built homes, each over 2,500 inside
sqft of comfort; along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area & more...Seller says to make an offer...$219,900 (each).
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 & rootiy BR's; also has 2-level pole barn...$209,900.
Reduced (From $179,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$169,900.
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, fulldining room/kitchen, 1-vehicle carport & more--call our office for full details...$129,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built frame/hardyplank home--would be eligible for Gilchrist "SHIP" program...$99,999.
REDUCED (From $105,000)--COZY CB-BUILT HOME-ONE ACRE: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat, clean & 'move-in' ready, CR-55A near Cross City...$99,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which have 3 spaces for businesses rentals (and also a 2 BR/1 BA
apartment), located at the heart of downtown Bell along US-129. Excellent income potential in growing community--call Jean for full details...$349,900.
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.
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 brickfireplaces, wood floors: Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
SCOMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details...$112,500.
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots (total size of 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
5-ACRE TRACT, WITH 2 M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA (total): Five pasture acres at end of country drive, with two 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
homes, and frame-bit. RecRoom/workshop building. Has over 2,300 sqft. of living space, extras include wheelchair access, sun porch & more...$149,900.
9+ ACRES & SPACIOUS M/HOME AT JUDSON AREA: 3 BR/2 BA: Big & roomy 27x60 m/home, on a big & roomy pasture/fenced 9.92-acre tract
with paved road frontage (close to Trenton, Chiefland & Bronson). Has frame-built storage barn & lots more--call Barbara for details...$139,900.
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.
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 acres.located along County Line Road, with a 14x52 M/Home & 24x24 frame addition (w/3-sided porch)...$110,000.
Reduced (From $119,900)-NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME .ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN: 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 spacious rooms inside & more...$99,900.
WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre 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.
M/HOME & POLE-BARN IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Roomy 28x48 M/Home & 26x31 pole barn/workshop atAyers Estates...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCING POSSIBLE: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 m/home on .7-acre. Terms--20% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan...$78,900.
"TURN-KEY" M/HOME, ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean, w/1200 inside sqft; includes workshop & carport, near Old Town...$74,900.
VERY AFFORDABLE AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 w/new flooring,.kitchen cabinets; on..70/acre tract near SR-26...$39,900.
-- 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.
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 our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900 (unimproved) $77,900 (improved)
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 $29,900 (in Fanning Springs)
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for moe information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:
Jean & Jim (home)
r (386) 935-3357
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Jean & Jim (cells) p Paul Troke
(352) 493-5237 / -3539 (352) 221-2999
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
I I Help Wanted
MECHANIC: Must have diesel expe-
rience, to work on farm. Call 352-494-
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE-
full time position for a busy Community
Health Center opening in Williston in
January. Excellent benefits. Please apply
at Trenton Medical, Center, Inc. or mail
resume to P.O. Box 640, Trenton, FL
32693. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!
3 BR/2 BA BEAUTIFUL HOME on
Suwannee River. Between Trenton &
Bell. All wood floors. $900/month. 352-
S For Rent
TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA recently remod-
eled. You pay first, last, & deposit. Get
first month's rent free. $425/mo. No pets.
(352) 472-2237 or (352) 283-1984.
3 BR/1 BA HOUSE: Newly remodeled,
close to school & shopping. $650, first,'
last, security. (352) 535-7256. (Owner fi-
nancing if qualifies)
NORTH OF BELL: Rock Bluff area.
1 BR, non-smoking, furnished cabin.
Fenced yard, utility shed, no pets. $400/
month, $400 security. 386-935-1325.
HOME FOR RENT, BELL: 3 BR/2
BA on 7 acres, quiet setting, unfurnished,
available immediately, $900/mo. plus
2BR/2BA APARTMENT IN Bell. $600/
month garbage and water services in-
cluded. Dish Network available. First &
$500 Security due to move in. 12 month
lease available. Call Hometown Realty of
North FL, Inc. at 352-463-9001 for ap-
RN SUPERVISOR: RN, experienced
required. Positive attitude, a must! Com-
petitive wages and benefits. Ayers Health
& Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Tren-
ton, FL 32693. Fax: 352-463-7710.
GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS:
Instructor, Health Academy, Anticipat-
ed Vacancy, Bell High School, BA De-
gree in Nursing, or Associates of Science
in Nursing plus six years of experience
as RN. Must be licensed as RN in the
state of Florida. Instructional experience
Substitute Teachers, High School Di-
ploma or Equivalent. Contact the District
Office for an application and more infor-
Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
Trainees, High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service ,training will be
provided for qualified applicants. Flex-
ible training hours. Part of the training
prepares.trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool, accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
or higher with a current or former Florida
teaching certificate in a core subject area,
or eligible for Florida certification. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. ,
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
Gilchrist County School District, 310
NW llth Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693.
(352) 463-3200. All applications will be
screened. Not all applicants will be in-
terviewed. Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace.
Woodland Craft Signs
Vinyl Letters Custom Graphics
Business & Personal
Real Estate & Political
Smith & Associates
BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
) Gilchrist- 4
Coordinator Law Enforcement Training
Directs, coordinates, supports, schedules and
provides instruction and curriculum
maintenance for all basic and advanced training
programs offered by Lake City Community
College. Organize and chair the Law
Enforcement Advisory Council. Bachelor's
Degree and two years teaching experience
Salary: $37,500 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 1/5/09
Director Public Service Programs
This position will plan and organize programs
for local and state agencies with regard to law
enforcement; corrections, and retraining of
currently employed individuals. Bachelor's
degree in a related field from a regionally
accredited'institution required and a minimum
of seven years of progressively responsible
experience as a sworn officer, which should
include three years working in Corrections
and/or Law Enforcement and at least one year of
management experience in Law Enforcement
training. Must possess an ITW certification
from the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and
Salary: $47,500 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 1/5/09
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign transcripts must be
submitted with a translation and evaluation.
Position details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
.Fax: (386) 754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the
I.,:., e'r, ...: I :.i of Colleges and Schools
SVP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
SBradSmith- Licend Ral E e B r eal t st
Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker tate
2006, 4BR/2 1/2BA 4 Star Energy home on
5 acres. Features 2,335 sq ft., I car detached
carport, fully landscaped, stainless
appliances, custom cabinets, 4 board
Fencing and so much more. A must see!!
19Y3, JSuKt A nome on acres. All new
windows, walls, flooring, cabinets & more.
MBR has an office/nursery area, Ig laundry
room & a wood burning fireplace in LR. A
4BR/3.5BA on .75 acre. Features a 2002,
2600 sq ft home, in-ground pool, boat dock
& lift. Enjoy the panoramic views from each
BR balcony. A must see!!
Call Terri Anderson 352-356-1961.
.11 ac Suwannee $249,900
.14 ac Suwannee $99,900
.15 ac Chiefland $25,000
(5) .15 ac Newberry $35,500ea
.18 ac Trenton $10,000
.18 ac Riverwalk $49,900
.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $12,000
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
.26 ac Suwannee $450,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $12,000
.48 ac Trenton $19,000
(2) .51 ac Fanning Sprs. $91,900
.94 ac Old Town (OF) $16,000
.98 ac Bell $49,900
2007, 3BR/2BA'DWMH on 5
acres, 988 sq ft., close to public
boat ramps & the Historic
3BR/2.5BA w/2,340 sq ft on 5 acres. Features
a prep island, great room/dining room combo
w/fireplace, sep. LR/Den, natural BBQ area,
screened back porch, long cracker style sitting'
'' front porch. Bring all offers!
3BR/2BA DWMH, .46 acres, 1,512 sq
ft, privacy fericed back yard, swing set
& storage shed.
Call Jon Reed 352-222-3374.
1 Ac Trenton
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
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
6.8 ac Branford
7.72 ac Chiefland
8.34 ac Trenton
9.7 ac Trenton
2004, 3BR/2BA DWMH on 1.03 acres.
Very spacious w/1,620 sq ft that looks &
smells new. Features an island prep area
and plenty of cabinets. This home qualifies
for FHA financing.
7-O/l 4 ,0m. 1
4BR/2.5BA brick home on 38+ ac.. 2688
sq fi; fenced, x-fenced, in- ground pool.
40x100 barn, stocked pond. much more!!
Call Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.
$65,000 10 ac Chiefland
$99,900 10 acTrenton
u 10 ac Newberry
14.53 ac Trenton
$39,900 15.45 ac Old Town
49,900 17 ac Old Town
20 acres Chiefland $179,900
25 ac Trenton $275,000
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
100 ac Trenton $1.079.000
105.08 ac Chiefland $839.475
152 ac $1,795.800
154 ac Bell $2.002,000
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SW MOBILE HOME: 2 BR/1 BA in
between Newberry and Trenton, $400/
month, first, last, security required. 352-
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 3 BR/2
BA DWMH on 2 fenced acres. Near Tren-
ton, no inside pets, $700/mo., first, last,
$500 deposit. (352) 472-3201 evenings.
1 BR handicap accessible
apartment available now. 718
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32693. Call 352-463-7106,
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Santa Fe 4-H Club News FHP Driver License and Vehicle
Santa Fe 4-H held its meeting
November 11, 2008, at Akins. The
highlight of the meeting was our an-
nual food drive. Members bought
in canned goods that were given to
a local organization to be used in
Thanksgiving baskets to help others
in our local community.
Members were recognized that
had entries in the North Florida Fair.
Lots of winning ribbons were earned
for some very creative projects. Con-
gratulations to Chad, Colby, Corey,
Tray, Bailey, Kailey, Matthew, Mor-
gan, Kelly, Wade, and Wyatt.
Business consisted of preparation
for the upcoming Suwannee River
Fair. Our discussion included infor-
mation on getting steers and swine
for the December tag-in. Another
item of discussion was the upcom-
ing Bell Christmas parade. Members
voted on having, a float if we are able
to get a trailer to decorate.
Our latest.community project was
discussed. We are currently collect-
ing soda tabs to donate to the Ronald
McDonald House. Members were
encouraged to seek the help of oth-
ers in the community for this worth-
Next meeting will consist of our
annual ornament exchange and
in Trenton Dec. 9
On Tuesday, December 9, from
2 to 5 p.m., a staff member sent by
Rep. Cliff Steams will be in Trenton
at the Gilchrist Public Library at 105
NE 11th Street in Trenton.
"One of my major responsibili-
ties is to help the people I represent
and to learn about their concerns,"
said Rep. Cliff Stears (R-Ocala). "A
member of my staff will be available
to anyone who needs help with a fed-
eral agency or who wants to express
The Florida Highway Patrol will be
conducting driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during day-
light hours, on the following dates:
December 1-31, 2008. These
checkpoints will be held at the fol-
lowing locations, in the following
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26, SR 49, SR 47,
CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR
340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
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.
Festival of Lights
at Fanning Springs
Celebrate the 20th Annual Festival
of Lights at the Fanning Springs His-
torical Fort Fanning Park on Satur-
day, Dec. 13. There is no admission
charge and parking is free as well.
There will be many musical enter-
tainers, dance groups, food vendors,
art and craft vendors.
The boat parade will begin at 6:30
Pictured back row (l-r): Mindy Sykes, Lily Apple, Thomas Hart and
Caitlyn Clemons. Front row (l-r): Emilie Young, Kelvin Rosado and
Bell JAG students will present
water conservation study in
Washington D.C. this week
By Carrie A. Mizell
Four Jobs For America's Gradu-
ates (JAG) students from Bell Middle
School will be traveling to Washing-
ton on Thursday to a national compe-
S tuition after winning at the state level
...: with their project on water conserya-
S According to Karen Murray, JAG
coordinator, 2008 marks the first year
S the JAG program in Florida has held
a state competition.
'"The most impressive thing about
this is that our middle school students
beat 13 high schools, a college prep
school, and 4 other middle schools
to tie for first with a group of seniors
from another school," Murray said.
Emilie Young, Kelvin Rosado,
Caitlyn Clemons.-and Thomas Hart
are the only middle school students
in the United States to go to the na-
rional conference, Murray said.
"It is reallN something to be proud
of the kids for." Murray said.
Earlier this sear JAG students at
BMS took a stand against the pro-
posed water bottling plant at Blue
Springs after being' advised to select
Sa project in water conservation.
"This is the project they picked
originally to make sure.that the water
level didn't drop so much that they
couldn't play at Bob's," Murray said.
"They have taken it further than I
ever expected and have used this to
\\ in the state championship in JAG."
Seven middle school students from
Bell competed in the state compe-
tition, Emille Young, sixth grade;
Chelsea Clemons, sixth grade; Mindy
Sykes, sixth grade; Caitlyn Clemons,
eighth grade; Thomas Hart, eighth,
,gade; Lily Apple, eighth grade and
Kel'in Rosado. eighth grade.
SAccording to Murray, these stu-
dents spoke before the Gilchrist
County Commissioners earlier this
year regarding the water bottling
plant application at Blue Springs.
"They used the book "The Lorax"
by Dr. Seuss and made a power point
of pictures from the river to send
the message to save the river from
big companies' trying to profit from
sending local water out of the state,"
Murray said. "Their big goal for thk
program is.to change Florida law to
tiake'it illegal for companies to profit
from sending water out of the state."
The Very Best
Is Close To Home
Drummond Community Bank is safe 8 sound
and here are some reasons why:
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From the shelves of the
I have been telling you of the
need for more volunteers to work
and help in extending the hours
the library can stay open. It is
starting to work One husband and
wife team will be ready/to finish
their initial training soon and join
our team. Thank you!
Parents, if your child is a begin-
ning reader, 'we have new books
in the Alagsic Tree House series
for your child to check out. Or if
your youngsters are more capable
in their reading skills, look for the
new books .in the Box Car. Chil-
Sdren series. The publishers have
made,reprints of these popular edi-
Don't forget the book sale on De-
cember 6 beginning at 8 a.m. and.
continuing until after the parade.
Also, we want to remind you that
we will be closed December 24,
25, and 26; and open on Saturday
The book I recommend this
week is "Prairie Moon" written by
Maggie Osborne and is set in, the
.days just following the Civil War.
A returning soldier becomes well-
known as a rugged western gun-
slinger in Texas. He is also hav-
ing a romantic influence on the life
of a young widow.
Hope tosee you at Bell library
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
* Fisher '.
207 North Main Street Trenton
SBell Christmas Parade
Bell Lighting Festival
Friday, December 5th
FREE Drawings Live Entertainment
Live Entertainment with the "Epic Faith" Band and other local talent
Bellamy Photography will be available to take Family and Christmas portraits.
with no session fees at Libby's Beauty & Barber Shop, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Join us in Lighting Up the Town of Bell *
Sponsored by these Bell Businesses
Libby's Beauty & Barber Shop Capital City Bank Hometown Realty
TB's Fine Furnishings .' Moon's Steakhouse Bell Concrete
Bell Feed & Farm,Supply Bryant's Automotive Ford Realty
Bellamy's Photography CARQUEST Auto Parts Magic Mirror
Gilchrist Building Supply Ray E Thomas, Jr. PA NAPA Auto Parts
Bells & Whistles Storage Lou's Burgers & More Akins BBQ
Bell Family Healthcare Liberty Bell Exchange Edge & Associates
Mike's Neon & Vinyl Signs Sweet Magnolia's & Lisa's Consignments
Tri-County School of Dance & Twirl
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008
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