Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: December 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028300
Volume ID: VID00205
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

V .N 3 Phone (352) 463-7135- Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 78-No. 33 h(352 i 3 Faxeou2h.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 11, 2008 Price 50 Die & Lvy Countes.0erArea

Its beginning to look a lot like Chrida, $32.00 Out Of State
i it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This Pontiac drive by Mario Garduno ran head-on into the 2002
Chevy Tahoe driven by Andray Hicks last Friday afternoon at the in-
tersection of SR 26 and CR 307.

Head-on collision sends

drivers to the hospital

Charges are pending further investigation

By Carrie A Mizell
A hispanic male with no known ad-
dress ran a stop sign at County Road
307 before colliding head-on with a
Gainesville woman at the intersection
of State Road 26 Friday afternoon.
According to Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Harrison, traffic along
State Road 26 was blocked for 45
minutes as vehicles were re-routed to
County Road 307 follow ing the acci-
dent. which occurred at 3:48 p.m.
Mario Garduno was driving a
four-door Pontiac south on County
Road 307 when he failed to stop at a
stop sign at the intersection of State
Road 26.
He turned out east onto State Road
26 and into the path of a westbound
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by An-
dray Hicks of Gainesville..
According to Harrison, Garduno's
address was unknown at press time,

Kinsey retain

Run-off in B(

race set for D
By Carrie A. Mizell
Tim Kinsey was re-elected to the
Trenton City Council, and two can-
didates vying for the position of Bell
mayor will face off in a runoff on
Dec. 16 following municipal elec-
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though the trooper did say the vehicle
had a Mississippi license plate.
Upon impact Hicks vehicle trav-
eled into the ditch on the eastbound
side of State Road 26 facing north
while Garduno's vehicle came to rest
near the center of State Road 26 fac-
ing east.
Witnesses to the accident pulled
Garduno from his vehicle once the
Pontiac started to smoke. He was
unresponsive following, the crash.
Harrison explained that Garduno was
transported to Shands Hospital by
Gilchrist County EMS.
Hicks incurred minor injuries in
the accident. She was transported to
North Florida Regional Hospital also
by Gilchrist County EMS.
Charges are pending further inves-
tigation, though Harrison indicated
that Garduno would be charged in
the accident.

is seat;

11 mayoral

)ec. 16
In Bell, incumbent mayor Darryl
A. Bryan received 24 votes to B.J.
Light's 37 votes, while candidate
Bobby Ray Wells garnered 14 votes
in the mayoral race., According to
Connie Sanchez, supervisor of elec-
tions, 25 percent of registered voters
in the Town of Bell cast a ballot in the
Dec. 2 election. Due to the close mar-
gin of votes, a runoff election will be
held on Tuesday, Dec. 16, between
Bryan and Light.
Voters within the Town of Bell
are encouraged to cast a ballot in the
runoff election between 7 a.m. and 7
p.m. at the Bell Community Center,
which is located at 1180 NE Main
With a margin of just 44 votes,
Trenton residents elected Tim Kinsey
to serve another term on the Trenton
City Council. Kinsey received 150
votes, defeating a challenge by Ela-
nia Spain, who garnered 106 votes..
According to Sanchez. voter turn-.
out in the City of Trenton' election
was at 23 percent.
On Friday, Deputy Clerk Lisa
Slaughter said that election officials
were disappointed by the low voter
turnout in both municipalities.
"We hoped for better numbers,"
Slaughter said.

Bell has a very joyful
Christmas parade
Year after year without fail the
Bell Christmas Parade seems to grow
right along with the amount of parade
Connie Jordan who headed up this
year's parade was very pleased with
the number of people attending the
annual event. Over 80 entries in the
2008 Bell Christmas Parade enjoyed
the fine weather. The winners are
listed in the Christmas Parade ad on
page 14.
Bell Mayor Darryl Bryan submit-
ted the following letter: i
Bell's Joyful Christmas -
What a Joyful Celebration!. :
-On behalf of the Bell Town Coun-
cil, I personally would like' to thank "
all the residents of Bell, our friends, ."
and neighbors for their support and ...
participation in our beautiful lighting
ceremony and the 2008 Bell Christ- .. -.' .
mas Parade. ,.- .
Thanks to all-the dedicated team- .;" '
work from the Bell business commu- The White Family Christmas Expr
nity, the Spirit of Christmas flowed Megan Wite, age 3, Wee Miss Ck
last Friday night as the Bell Town 8 both Little Miss Christmas cnt
Lighting kicked off with live mu-
sic by Epic Faith Band. Door prizes Christmas on
were donated by the local businesses.
Christmas carols were sung by the Main Street
very talented Tammy Jones, and there draws large crowd
was a special visit by Mrs. Claus who Kyle Stone, executive director
told the children a Christmas story, of the Gilchrist Coupty Chamber
There were wonderful free treats and of Commerce, was delighted Fri-
refreshments from the hard working day night when a young family she
volunteers that help make iBel ..!a h.a ,ran-into in Wal-Mart and invited to
great place to live. Christmas on Main Street showed up
Saturday morning brought more and one of their children \on a bi-
festivities with music by the Phil- cycle.
man Band, many local street vendors The family accounted for five of
with alLkinds of arts and crafts and the 2,000 to 2,500 people the Gil-
holiday treats. To top it all off, at 2 christ County Chamber of Commerce
p.m. the big Bell Christmas Parade estimates attended the first annual
began. Churches, civic groups, youth Christmas on Nlain Street
groups, military groups, emergency The bicycle the child won was one
operations, Bell and Trenton High of 25 bicycles donated by the corn-
School Bands, businesses, and fami- munity and gi\en a\way Friday night.
lies all showed their Christmas joy. "Everyone w ho heard about Christ-
Near the end of the parade there were mas on Main Street wanted to be in-
four horses without riders walking in volved," Stone said.
memory of four of our area's fallen "It turned out to be such a nice eve-
heroes, Sergeant Ricky Lord, Lance ning," Stone added
Corporal Brian Buesing, Specialist According to Stone. both the Su-
Christopher Neiberger, Private First wannee Valley Quilt Shoppe and
Class Brandon Thorsen. Lavern's Real Pit Barbecue sold out
A super big "thank you" for a job of food on Frida night.
well done goes out to Mrs. Connie Rides along the Nature Coast Trail
Jordan, Mrs. Gwen Walden and their in a horse drawn carriage were very
families for all their time and dedi- popular, Stone explained. Carriage
cated effort given to produce and co- rides were, given to some 150 peo-
ordinate this joyful celebration. A re- ple.
ally big "thank you" for all the maii> Main Street was filled with fami-
donations, and other contributions lies as small children stopped to en-
provided by Bell businesses. Last but joy cookies in various businesses that
not least, a warm and sincere "thank stayed open late for shoppers. Par-
you" to all participants and to all of ents and grandparents walked along
you who lined the streets to enjoy the sidewalk, stopping to talk with
this great Town of Bell event. It is be- friends, enjoy caroling, and browse
cause of all of you that this was such merchandise.
a tremendous success. Live entertainment at the depot

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ess taking the family to visit Nana and Papa for a Joyful Christmas with
iristmas.contestant; Rebecca Thornton, age 7, and Madison White, age
estants and Shelby White, age 11, Miss Jingle Bell contestant.

Youth from Pine Grove Baptist Church acted in a live nativity scene
during Christmas on Main Street Friday night. Mallory Whitley, as
Mary, and James Corbin, playing Joseph, are shown with baby Jesus.
Lori Harrison, who played an angel, looks on.

included Lucy Lacey, the children's
choirs from Priscilla Baptist Church
and First Baptist Church of Trenton,
Signs and Wonders Drama Team
from Hatch Bend, and the Philman
Family Band.
According to Stone, the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce plans

to make Christmas on Main Street an
annual event.
Next year, the Chamber is consid-
ering adding a night parade.
"I would like to get more business-
es involved next year," Stone said.
"We may have Christmas on Main
Street that runs down side streets."

After a couragous battle, Jamie Pope dies at age 19

By Brandon McElroy
On June 22, 1989, a Trenton family
was blessed with a baby boy named
Jamie Pope. Little did they know
at that time what kind of impact he
would have on the community around
him in the years to come. There was
not a day when Jamie Pope walked
by anyone without speaking. He had
a smile one would say was painted on,
accompanied by a contagious laugh
admired by all. Great son, brother,
uncle, hard worker, student, amazing
friend, dedicated athlete, and a goof
that could make the most depressed
person smile, Jamie was friends with
everyone, and everyone was friends
with Jamie. How could you resist his
loving heart, open arms, and beauti-
ful smile? From the youngest to the
oldest, Jamie touched them all. He
volunteered at the Beast Feast and
other community events, giving his
time freely to help others. Not only
did he help others, he did it joyfully
with a smile on his face; he wanted to
help. Jamie never complained about
anything. Even during his .hospital
stays he was always cheerful, enjoy-
ing visits without complaint about his
own health.
Jamie was a people-person in-
volved in as many social activities
as possible. From football everyday
after school, to basketball season, to
running track with all his buddies,

Jamie personally knew that you don't
call Jamie by simply saying, "Jamie."
Jamie answered to two other names
that were well known to his friends
and family: his last name, "Pope" and
his nickname "Pope-daddy." His nick-
name was acquired through his lively
personality while dancing and just
acting the fool, having a good time.
Friends laughed and watched him

move, naming his dance, the "Pope-
Daddy." From that day on, he was
"Pope-Daddy," loved and admired
by all. Partially due to his dance
but mostly due to the admiration of
the student body, Pope was crowned
prom king at last year's prom, and
boy was he proud of that title! Many
Continued to page 14

Regional water resolution gains

momentum in Gilchrist County

Jamie Pope

Jamie loved to participate in ath-
letic events with his friends. He was
dedicated to THS and was a Tiger
through and through. If you asked
him, he would tell you that he loved
his school and he bled orange and
*black. Not only was he an athlete, but
he was studious in the classroom as
well. He knew that if he did not get
everything worked out in the class-
room, there would be no sports after
school. Jamie excelled at everything
he applied himself to, and everything
that he did.
Jamie exuded pride in his school
and community. Everyone that knew

By John M. Ayers
The Town of Bell and the City of
Trenton both approved resolutions to
support the regional water program
in Gilchrist County.
The Town of Bell in their Thursday
evening meeting approved Resolu-
tion 2008-16 to support the formation
of the Nature Coast Regional Water
Authority. The Bell Town Council de-
sires to ensure cost-effective and reli-
able water, wastewater and reclaimed
water services. The Bell Town Coun-
cil has determined that it is in its best
interest to create such legal entity to
acquire, own, improve, operate and
maintain water for the future. The
Bell Town Council, in adopting this
resolution by a unanimous vote, be-
comes a member of the NCRWA.

The Trenton City Council ap-
proved Resolution 2008-15 in their
Monday, December 1 meeting to be-
come a member of the Nature Coast
Regional Water Authority.
The board approved this measure
by a unanimous vote and joins Gil-
christ County and Fanning Springs as
members of this authority. The coun-
ties of Dixie and Levy and the Town
of Cross City are also considering
involvement in this regional water
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen explained that this au-
thority is a work in progress as the
member counties and municipalities
strive to create a water authority that
will support and enhance the area's
water needs in the future.

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S- I Madrigals, songs, Character Council's

= seasonal favorites-
-welcome the Personality of the Month

Osceola 4-H Club members Shiloh Ripley, 13, and Ashley Bryant, 16, check on their hogs, "The Big Pig"
and "Dinky Doo" after the animals were tagged on Saturday morning.

Suwannee River Fair superintendent

says, 'livestock entries down in 2008'

By Carrie A. Mizell
It will be three months before live-
stock fill the Suwannee River Fair
barns for the 57th Annual Livestock
Show and Sale, though the smell of
heifers, feeder steers and hogs filled
the air over the weekend as animals
were weighed in and tagged.
In all, 288 hogs, 144 feeder steers,
83 heifers, and 66 fat steers have
been weighed in and.tagged for the
2008 fair. According to Fair.Superin-
tendent Marti Smith, the number of
entries are down from 2007. Smith
speculated that the poor economy
could be the reason for the decline in
On Friday afternoon, 144 feeder

steers were weighed in and tagged.
The maximum weight at the initial
weigh-in was 500 pounds. Accord-
ing to the fair's feeder steer rules,
the calves must gain a minimum of
one pound per day during the feeding
period. The feeder steers will return
to the fairgrounds on Friday, Mar. 27.
At that time the steers must weigh be-
tween 550 pounds and 750 pounds to
gain entry into the fair's steer show,
which will be held on Tuesday, Mar.
31 at 8:30 a.m.
Under the direction of Fair Presi-
dent Loran Brookins, 288 hogs were
tagged on Saturday morning between
7 and 10. On Saturday, Mar. 28 the
hogs will be weighed-in at the fair.

At the final weigh-in the hogs must
weigh between 230 pounds and 290
pounds to gain entry and be shown in
the swine show, which will be held
on Monday, Mar. 30 at 5 p.m.
Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
Saturday, 83 heifers were tagged. On
Friday, Mar. 20, between 4 p:rii:'and 7
p.m. the heifers will return to the fair
for weigh-in prior to the heifer show,
which will be held on Saturday, Mar.
21 at 5 p.m. Showmanship will fol-
low the heifer show.
The 2008 fair will run March 19-
21 and March 27-April 1. A full fair
schedule will be printed in the Gil-
christ County Journal prior to the

holidays with


Traditional and contemporary holi-
day music will abound December 2
and December 5 at Santa Fe College.
The public is invited to both free
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 2,
Santa Fe's Madrigal Singers present
madrigals and songs from all ages in
an out-of-this-world setting--the Kika
Silva Pla Planetarium on the college's
Northwest Campus. The concert fea-
tures soloists from Santa Fe's vocal
and instrumental programs. (Be ad-
vised, planetarium seating is limited.)
The Northwest Campus is at 3000
NW 83rd St., Gainesville.
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5,
the Santa Fe Singers present a holi-
day concert "It's Beginning to Look
a Lot like Santa Fe" in Auditorium E
on the Northwest Campus. Contem-
porary Christmas carols and favorite
holiday songs are featured, with ac-
companiment by the Santa Fe Jazz
There's a free reception with cake
and punch following the Friday con-
Come and enjoy two free concerts-
-the perfect beginning to the holiday

Drive-thru live

nativity scene
Come and join us at the fifth an-
nual drive-thru nativity in Trenton.
Hosted by the Jennings Lake Sev-
enth-Day Adventist Church, the live
nativity will be held Dec. 12-14 from
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 5610 S.W. CR
313, Trenton. Follow the stars from
SR 26 and US 129 in Trenton.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 463-

Festival of Lights, Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday

Fort Fanning Park will come alive
this Saturday, December 13, as every-
one will be coming out for the 20th
Annual Festival of Lights. The ac-
tivity inland about the area has been
picking up and everyone is getting
anxious to see what will be coming
toutcyAri:. maaia g .. i. lli io- I
.'/lheogMauneieCoipt Leaguei wit'
'*:-'- stanr the. day A tthihe Flag Ransing-
ceremony at 9 o'clock. The Toys fori
Tots will have Santa set up all day for

the children to visit and he will have
a gift for each one. You will want to
browse through the many booths that
will have a very wide variety of items
to admire and hopefully find that per-
fect gift for family and friends, even
Th4q riety of foods that \ ill tempt
you will be very hard to resist, as the
aroma will really tell you it is time
to eat! Of course, you must browse
through the many classic cars that

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will be on display. These oldies
come from everywhere and you can
tell that the owners are very proud of
their beauties..They all are trying to
win the Best of Show. Cruising for
Grins Car Club will announce the
winners at 3 p.m.
! Entertainment M ill be non-stop all ,:
day. The D & D- Dance Studio of,'
Chiefland' Wil'l-'ive-'gr~outp performi-"
ing at 11 o'clock. There will be a per-
formance by Bruce the Juggler with
his unicycle that will delight you too.
Other bands performing throughout
the day are the Mother's Prayer, (12
noon), Mercy Mountain Boys, (1
p.m.), Rick Gordon Band, (2 p.m.),
The Philman Band, (3 p.m.) and the
Fanning Springs Community Church
Praise Band will be doing Christmas
Carols on stage afterwards; and then
we will have a sing-a-long by river-
side prior to the Boat Parade.
At 3:30 p.m., we will put almost
2,000 yellow rubber ducks in the riv-
er to see which three cross the finish
line first! Make sure you get yours"
picked out early so it will try for one
of the cash prizes. The Suwannee
River Boat Club will be selling them
all day at the Festival. If you have
never watched this part of the Festi-
val, you have missed an exciting time.
Raffle tickets for the Electric Guitar,
donated by Dixie Music Center, a
beautiful Portable Fireplace, donated
by Badcocks Furniture of Chiefland,
and a 6 foot Wooden Angel, donated
by Toy for Tots, will be available at
the Boat Club tent all day. Winners
for the Ducky race and the raffle will.
be announced at 4 p.m. You do not
Shave to be present to win.
The Fanning Springs Chamber tent
will be selling chances to win one of
the many items donated by local mer-
chants. Drawings for these prizes are
done every hour with the last one at
4 p.m. The local merchants have al-
ways donated some great prizes, so
get you name in for a chance to win
At 6:30 p.m., the Christmas Boat
Parade will get underway. We have
a good number of entries this year
and the excitement is really building.
This is a spectacular time as the boat-
ers have spent a lot of time decorat-
ing their boats with many Christmas
lights and ornaments. Hundreds of
people will be lining the banks of
the river to watch. It should be a full
moon which will make the evening
very pretty. Bring along a flashlight
to light your way and to signal the
boats as they pass by so they will
know you are watching and cheering
them on. Please bundle up against
the cool evening weather. Parking at
the Fort Fanning Park is free and the
Fanning Springs State Park will have
parking available for $2 per vehicle.
The Wayside Park will be reserved
for handicap parking; entry will be
through the State Park only.
Parking will be along Lake Ave.
with limited parking on Kentucky St.
and the best way will be to come in
at Florida St. between the Cadillac
Motel and Huckleberry's BBQ. One-
way traffic in will be on Kentucky St,
which is right at the bridge. We will
not have any exit at this location due

to traffic congestion.
Gather the family and come out so
you can enjoy the day and evening
with us; you'll be glad you did. We
will get you in the Christmas spirit
very quick!
For more information, you can
contact Velma at 352-339-2248.
. Velma Poole
Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce

By Geneva Cornwell
True gratefulness is honoring oth-
ers by expressing gratitude for their
influence in your life. Whether grate-
fulness is voiced or written, it is an
active expression rather than one
which is a passive feeling. Balancing
gratefulness with other traits includes
that of adopting a forgiving perspec-
tive, expressing sincere gratitude,
and sharpening gratefulness with jus-
tice (taking personal responsibility to
uphold what is pure, right, and true).
Recognizing the benefits of grate-
fulness assists us to understand how
others shape our lives and help make
us who we are. Once we understand
how someone has contributed to our
lives, we must find ways to honor
them. Benefits exchanged between
people cannot be measured or repaid
monetarily. We cannot truly "repay"
Courtesy and attention are ways
to show appreciation. The ultimate
proof of gratefulness lies in our re-
sponsible use of the benefits we have
The Character Council's featured
personality for this month is none
other than Mrs. Marjorie Henley, a.
retired Gilchrist County school secre-
tary of '39' years. After her marriage
to husband Ted in 1960, she moved
with him to Trenton; and as a happy
wife and mother, raised her four chil-
dren here.
When speaking of gratefulness, this
author found Mrs. Henley without
hesitation in making her comments
of all the gratitude she feels, espe-
cially toward her third through sixth
grade teacher who told her as well as
other classmates, "We may not have
a whole lot, but we are rich in grace."
That as her theme, Ms. Marj centers
her life around being grateful.
She gets so much joy out of reach-
ing out to others, for she says, "Doing
good things for others is a display of
gratefulness on my part, which gives
me fulfillment." Henley shared that
she recently was so happy to have
worked for two years in getting a
house built from the ground up for


The Board of County Commission-
ers of Gilchrist County will not hold
a meeting on December 15, 2008. i
The next meeting of the Board will
be January 5, 2009, beginning at ,:15
p.m.. If there is an emergency, please
contact the Clerk of Courts at (352)

Mrs. Marjorie Henley

a 94-year-old neighbor through the
county's SHIP program.
Since 2005, Marjorie Henley has
volunteered hertime with the annual
Marine Corps League "Toys for Tots"
campaign. She related how grateful.
she is to be a part of this program, for
"when distribution time comes at the;
Trenton United Methodist Church,
there are happy parents who come to"
pick up a toy for the kids, who other-
wise would not have one for Christ-
Sharing from her heart, this most
gracious and grateful lady declared,
"For someone to have a grateful heart'
one must always be thankful for the
little things for surely greater things
are yet to come. Work hard at being
grateful for the sky's the limit." Mrs.
Henley is devoted. to work in her
church, Ebenezer Baptist, and draws
strength from the Bible. Her favorite,
Scripture comes from Psalm 121, es-
pecially verse two: "My help comes'
from the Lord, which made heaven
and earth."
Once again, we are learning much
about moral character traits and how
citizens in our county live them out in
their daily lives, for it is necessary to.
believe that good character is not an
act; it's a habit,


We have 2009

Mini Stick-up


at the Journal:

Town of Bell Run-Off Election

December 16, 2008 City Election

Sample Ballot:

DECEMBER 16,2008


Use only the marking device pro, ided
or a number 2 pencil
If you make a mistake,
don't hesitate to ask for a ",b-. ballot


0 B I Llt_,l1T

DECEMBER 16, 2008

Call to request your absentee ballot today! If you

think you have already requested one, we would

appreciate it if you would call to confirm that we do

have you requested for one due to an overload for

absentees in the General Election. The last day to

request an absentee ballot is December 12 at Noon.

Please call Connie, Tracy, or Lisa at 352-463-3194.

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Page Three

John's Comments
By John M. Ayers

Meet Your Neighbor

The Main Street in the downtown
Trenton area was alive and lit up with
Christmas excitement Friday night
as the Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce Christmas pn Main
Street was a tremendous success. The
Gilchrist County Chamber of Com-
nierce Executive Director and her
many assisting elves made Trenton
a magical place to be as neighbors,
acquaintances and new friends were
welcomed into the businesses to en-
joy the .early Christmas greetings.
The Trenton Depot had a special
significance as the Christmas lights
featuring a beautiful lit tree was on
the open floor of this historic facility.
Many other exciting Christmas activ-
ities were also based from the depot
during the evening.
All the activities around the depot
take me back to the early 1960s when
a south Florida produce company
would annually open a produce grad-
ing belt on the Trenton depot to handle
area cucumbers. Ms. June managed
this market, and the grading opera-
tion would open three times a week
to handle the farmers' vegetable crop.

The electric grading conveyor belt
was located on the southwest corer
of the wooden plank floor nearest the
street for local farmers to bring their
crop to Trenton. The farmers in the
Trenton area, just to name a few: Mr.
Martin Jones, Mr. Addy Jones, Mr.
Weeks Stiidstill, Mr. Barney Fair-
cloth, Mr. Forest Clardy, Mr. "Pop"
Mills and many others would bring
their crop in for grading, packaging
and shipping. This was a traditional
spring activity as the cucumbers
would usually be the first vegetables
along with squash to be harvested
from area fields.
Many years later the grading ma-
chine was relocated to the Suwan-
nee Valley State Farmers Market on
SR 47. Since that time, the name of
the farmers market in Trenton has
changed, as well as many other things
involving the vast agriculture picture
in Florida.
The Christmas on Main Street in
downtown Trenton was a great suc-
cess, and we look forward to the up-
coming festival in downtown Trenton
in the spring.

Streetwise *BLau
By Lauren Rudd

Thanksgiving dinner is but a
pleasant memory and the world has
officially kicked-off the holiday
shopping season. It is also a time of
little cheer for many investors, so
here are afew kind words.-WallStreet
has nothing against you personally.
It does not know if you have been
naughty or nice, nor does it care.
On a more serious note, I recognize
that greed, ignorance and stupidity
on a cataclysmic scale have led
to an. economic and investment
environment that shows no mercy.
Yet, the warning flags were flying
well in advance of the storm;
Last January 13,. I again warned
adamantly that we were facing a
serious recession, my mantra since
mid 2007. Unfortunately, the idea of
a recession was considered hearsay,
given little credence and was
unequivocally denied by the White
House. Now the National Bureau of
Economic Research has finally stated
that we are in a recession...since last
December! If it walks like a duck and
talks like a duck, guess what.
Nonetheless, a prudent selection of
stocks will still enable you'to exceed
the annual performance of the S&P
-500 index by about 3 to 5 percentage
points. Longer term. \ou; should be"
able toexceed that same inide 's 40-"
year average rate of return of 10.8
However, tryingJto swing from the
rafters is a pastime for monkeys, not

investors. Your investment priority
should be to look for dividends first
and capital appreciation second. The
latter will come but it may take 12 to
18 months and you want to be paid
while you are waiting.
For those of you needing a little help
or motivation to get started, each year
at this time I provide you with a dozen
possible research candidates.that lend
themselves to the current Wall Street
milieu and whose performance I then
review the following year.
As I mentioned last week, rather'
than discourage you with the toll
the market 'extorted on last year's
selection'ns. 'e need to recognfie
that nearly" every stock has suffered
some damage over the past year
and therefore you should start with
a fresh outlook ,and perspective
on -prospective, additions to your

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Name: Ed Philman
Lives: Bell .
Family: Wife, Jeanne; three daugh-'
ters: Joyce, Kendra and Lynn; three
grandchildren. Our granddaughter
Audrey who is in the 9th grade at
Bell lives with us.
Works: County Judge for the last 20
years. Prior to being elected county
judge, I practiced law in Trenton for
eight years.
Likes of job: Trying to direct young
people to get their life back togeth-
er. It makes me feel good to see a
young person on the street and have
them say to me that they haven't
gotten in any more trouble.
Dislikes of job: When, I fail to get
them on the road to becoming a
good citizen.
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite food: My wife's spaghetti
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? The many good
people. They are kind and gener-
ous and volunteer their time for the
library, fire department and crime
watch. The people of Gilchrist
County are quick to assist in times
of need or hardship. Also. I appreci-
ate the schools.
What is something. not many

So which companies should
we select from the cornucopia of
investment opportunities? Last
week the suggestions were Best Buy
(BBY), Hasbro (HAS), Hewlett-
Packard (HPQ), Intel (INTC),
Procter & Gamble (PG) and Clorox
(CLX). If you missed last week's
column :because of the holiday, it
can be found on my website, www.
This week, we will lead off with
Briggs & Stratton (BGG), a small cap
company,that offers up a dividend
yield of 6.9 .percent. When the
economyy turns around, a company
like Briggs & Stratton should have
a greater upward potential than
those that suffered less. I would also
consider" Harley-Davidson (HOG), a
long-term favorite of mine, with a 9
percent yield.
Although I have not been thrilled
with its management or growth
potential, the 8 percent dividend
being paid by General Electric (GE)
cannot be ignored. It is the holiday
season and toy stocks are doing well
so I am going to add Mattel (MAT)

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amends this
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people know about you? A lot of
new people living here don't know
that I was raised on a farm in a fam-
ily of 12 children. We did not have
an indoor bathroom, until I was in
middle school. Also, I ran the first.
garbage route in Gilchrist County
to put myself through school.
Personal dislikes: People being
rude and unkind particularly to the
Personal -likes: I enjoy life, my
family, and I love to travel.

with its 6 percent yield to the list.
Being a firm believer in tech stocks,
I will add Microchip Technology
(MCHP) with its 7.9 percent yield.
The final selection is the company
that. brought you the Snap, Crackle
and Pop elves, Kellogg (K) with its
3.3 percent dividend yield.
This latest group of six has a
combined average dividend yield of
6:9 percent and we.have, not reached
for the stars. Nonetheless, there is
never a guarantee against a dividend
being cut, especially if the recession
should go beyond m) forecast of
All twelve companies, except
Briggs & Stratton, have an intrinsic
value well in excess of their share
price. Nevertheless, they are not an
instant portfolio where you just add
water and stir. They are investment
suggestions designed to keep you
busy and away from the eggnog.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 ,Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

^ ,,- ,Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
Contrary to what you may believe,
most farmers do not keep cash money
in their homes.
Bo Douberly

Letter to the Editor
'Let's start off by saying I know I'm
not the. only individual of this com-
munity that must be scared that there
is-a murderer on the loose.
Why couldn't our Sheriff's Office
do something to prevent this murder?
I bet if this was someone in his or
her family, action would have taken
place. I'm sure by the second or third
home invasion, there would have

John Birch Society to
. The John Birch Society will hold
their monthly /meeting on Monday,
December 15, 2008, from 7 to 8:30

We Need More Aquila and Priscilla People
(Kert Heaton)

'Examples of great men and women abound in the New Aquila went with him. Now we have a husband and wife
Testament as.the early church struggled to its.feet. Those who are willing to travel the world to. help a gospel
were difficult days as the nature of the Kingdom of God preacher in his work. We refer to these journeys as Paul's
was being built by the hands of devout disciples. Among missionary jotrineys but they were journeys of many
the early disciples were a husband and wife named Aquila people who traveled with him many times suffering
and Priscilla. Role models are important for learning and under the same conditions of the apostle Paul. The church
the example of these two saints of the Lord serve as a needs more husband and wives who are willing to make
needed pattern for the church today. What we know about these journeys to help gospel preachers in their work.

Aquila and Priscilla is found in Luke's history of the early Aquila and Priscilla stayed in Ephesus
church (Acts 18) and Paul's letters to Rome, Corinth and continued on his way to Syria. While in Ephe
young Timothy. and Priscilla' were in the synagogue and hea
When Paul arrived in Corinth on his second missionary named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, aj
journey, he found "a Jew named Aquila, a native of man ... he was mighty in the Scriptures. Thi
Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife been instructed in the way of the Lord; and be
Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews in spirit, he was speaking and teaching acc
to leave Rome. He came to them, and because he was of things concerning Jesus, being acquainted on
the same trade, he stayed with them and they were baptism of John; and he began to speak out bi
working, for by trade they were tent-makers" (Acts synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila I
18:2-3). Paul enjoyed the blessing of a Godly home, that they took him aside and explained to him the
welcomed preachers to stay and work with them. The more accurately" (Acts 18:24-26). This husbar
apostle had learned tent-making in his youth and now were bold to approach a man such as Apollos
enjoyed a common bond with these saints of God. Their him in the truth, but their love of the truth guide
home was a wonderful haven of spiritual truth, seek his salvation. May their tribe increase for
Paul continued preaching in Corinth for a "year and six teach the gospel to every man, no matter thei
months" as he "reasoned in the synagogue every life.
Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks" (Acts In Paul's letters to Rome and Corinth, he con
18:11,4). Finally being opposed at the synagogue he went couple as being his "fellow workers in Christ
to the house of Justus and.taught there. One can only for my life risked their own necks" and mei
imagine the wonderful discussions enjoyed by Aquila and church that is in their house" (Romans 16::
Priscilla as they studied with Paul and talked of the day's were not passive members of the Lord's church.
events. One of the great blessings families can enjoy in the workers in the kingdom, even in the face of adv
church today is the hospitality of faithful men of God in fitting that Paul closes his last recorded letter w
their homes. of their name (2 Timothy 4:19). Aquila and P
After some time, Paul left Corinth and Priscilla and valuable examples of what we can do for the Lo

Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.c6m Email kerux@bellsouth.net

been video surveillance, or even a
deputy waiting at the home to catch
this criminal.
S'For a 78-year-old man to have to
worry about going to sleep at night is
very disturbing to hear. Not everyone
of this community has the luxury to
have'a loved one living with them,
and at the most be aware of the com-
munity actions.
For now only Mr. Kelly knows his
killer, until our law enforcement can
come to some conclusions. I think the
lav enforcement is off on the wrong
foot taking pictures of people's shoes
that aren't intelligent enough to com-
mit a murder.
Michelle Roden

p.m. iat the Gilchrist County Library
at 105 NE 1th Avenue in Tren-
ton, across from the Trenton'High
All those who are deeply concerned
by the degradation of American soci-
ety and who seek positive solutions
are invited to attend,
SFor more information, call Hank
Richstine at 542-8617.

Lottery Numbers
December 3
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $18 million
5-Digit Winners:
73 at $5,224.50
4-Digit Winners
3,805 at $81
3-Digit Winners:
80,293 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
EVening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

December 6
Lotto Drawing:
I No winner of the $21 million
5-Digit Winners:
67 at $6,990.50
4-Digit Winners:
4,480 at $84.50
3-Digit Winners:
93,020 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

By Cindy
Christmas on Main Street was a
wonderful event. Of course, if you
attended last Friday evening, you al-
ready know that. Folks from all over
the county came out to attend the
event and spend. time visiting with
friends and neighbors. The spirit of.
Christmas was definitely in the air
as downtown businesses stayed open
for a little Christmas shopping or as a
way to thank those who support them
throughout the year.
At the Journal we ladled up hot
cinnamon apple cider and gave away
Santa and oatmeal cookies until we
completely ran out. But best of all we
had a wonderful time visiting with
our many friends. Donna and Katie
Jones were on hand to give out sam-
ples of their wonderful homemade
jelly. Believe it or not those girls
made Prickly Pear Jelly. It turns out
that Prickly Pear Jelly is some kind of
good. Donna served Prickly Pear Jel-
ly Syrup over vanilla ice cream and
everyone thought it was wonderful.
Pine Grove Baptist Church mem-
-bers had a beautiful live nativity
.completewith live stable animals lo-
cated across the street from the Jour-
nal office. I was pleased that the real
reason for the Christmas season was
on display for everyone to see.
At church on Sunday everyone
was still talking about what a fun
time they had at Christmas on Main
street; many were saying it reminded
them of years ago when Down Home
Days was held on Main Street, and
the whole town turned out for a day
of fellowship.
Congratulations are in order for
Kyle Stone, our new Chamber of
Commerce director, and Teresa Gen-
try of Best Drugs for coming up with
the idea of Christmas on Main Street
and seeing the event through. I'm sure
all those who attended left with their
hearts full of the Christmas spirit.

Ayers Health and
Rehabilitation Center
to hold yard sale
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center will be having a community
yard sale on Thursday, December
11, and Friday, December 12,. from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be lots of Christmas
decorations, furniture, -household.
items, and treasures you can't live
without. Come join us for all your
holiday treasures.

Gilchrist County
Woman's Club news
"Tis ihe season to be jolly," as we
get ready for our Christmas party, to
be held this Thursday, December 11,
at 7 p.m.,- at the Gilchrist Woman's
Bring in. you raffle tickets and
money, so that we can geta current
count in meeting our goal. There is
still time if you want to purchase a
chance to win one of two great prizes.

Jo Ayers
Waldorf Salad A classic Ameri-
can fruit salad that usually consists of
apples, lemon juice, celery, walnuts,
and mayonnaise. In 1893 Oscar Mi-
chel Tschirky (1866-1950), maitre
d'hotel, is usually given credit for
creating this salad for a private party
on the pre-opening of New York's
Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 13,
1893. He was known as "Oscar of
the Waldorf." Oscar worked at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel from its open-
ing until he retired in December of
1943. In 1896, Oscar Tschirky com-
piled a cookbook called The Cook
Book by Oscar of the Waldorf and
gave the recipe for this salad using
only apples, celery, and mayonnaise.
Oscar's recipe is as follows: Wal-
dorf salad Peel two raw apples and
cut them into small pieces, say about
half and inch square; also cut some
celery the same way, and mix it with
the apple. Be very careful not to let
any seeds of the apples be mixed with
it. The salad must be dressed with a
good mayonnaise.
Down South we have been mak-
ing this salad for years. Many people
make Waldorf Salad and serve it dur-
ing Christmas dinner. The following
recipe came from Tennessee.

3 medium Red Delicious apples,
unpeeled and cubed
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 chopped walnuts chopped dr
chopped pecans
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup whipping cream, whipped
Ground nutmeg
Combine first four ingredients in
a medium bowl; set aside. Combine
mayonnaise, sugar, and lemon juice.
Fold in whipping cream, and pour
over fruit mixture, stirring gently.
Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yields 6 serv-
Most of the evening will be a social
time of eating, entertainment and the
infamous "silent auction."
.We look forward to a. special
Christmas fellowship on Thursday
evening, and also looking ahead to a
great New Year together in 2009.
Jean Troke
Publicity Chairperson

AARP news
, AARP's regular meeting will be
held on December, !6 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Trenton Community Center.
At this meeting we will have our
annual fund raiser, a silent auction, so
please bring something to contribute.
Also, come with a buying mentality
since this is our only fund raiser.
The installation of our new 2009
officers will take place followed by
the singing of Christmas Carols and a
yummy Christmas dinner. The meat
will be furnished by the chapter, so
please bring vegetables and desserts
to share.
See you at the meeting with can in
Norm Conti

Come and join us at the 5th
Annual Drive-Thru Nativity in Trenton

What: Drive-Thru Live Nativity Scene
When: Friday, Dec. 12th
Saturday, Dec. 13th
Sunday, Dec. 14th
6:30 9:00 pm each night

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5610 SWCR-313
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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
in Trenton!!

Admission is Free!
The Live Nativity is shared with
you by your friends at the
Jennings Lake Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, located offof
US-129 North (approx. 5 miles
from Trenton)
Look for our sign.

For more information please
contact the church at:

May this season bring Peace!

IIIVI\VUI~I) YUUYlrruur-~r) ~vvv




Eric Quade Rain, Jr.

Baby Rain

and was 18 inches long.
She is the daughter of Grady and
Crystal Jones.


I would like to thank all the citizens of Trenton
that voted in the past city election and a very special
thanks to the ones that voted to keep me your city
It is a great honor to be chosen as your
representative in this great town of Trenton. Our
Feel free to contact me or come to our meetings on
the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month:
I will be addressing some of '"
the issues that have been
discussed while out
campaigning during the month
of November.
Once again, thank you!!!
Tim nsey, City '
Commissioner Group 4
Political advertisement paid and approved by Tim Kinsey
S for Trenton City Commissioner, Group 4 (NP)

Shaylyn Parrish of Trenton and
Kenzie Certain of Branford are proud
to announce the arrival of their new
baby cousin Eric "Quade" Rain, Jr.
Quade is the son of Eric and Andria
Rain of Newberry. He was born at
North Florida Regional on July 28 at
7 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounc-
es and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jackey
and Ram Herring of Newberry, John
and Liz Wesley of Trenton, and Carl
Carlisle of Bell.
Paternal grandparents are Herbie

and Angie Rain of Trenton.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Dale and Darlene Wesley of Trenton,
Bob and Judy Allen of Live Oak and
Patricia Carlisle of Old Town.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Gerlad and Janet Smith of Newberry,
and Marylou and the late Herbert
Rain of Bell.
Maternal great-great-grandparent
is Esther Wright of Ohio.
Paternal great-great-grandparent is
Dorotha Smith of Newberry.

/The Chamber Corner

Chamber of Commerce Christ-
mas Lighting Contest will be Mon-
day, December 15. All entries must

contact the chamber to be included'
on the judges' list. Phone 463-3467
or eniail chamber@gilchristcounty.
com. The contest will begin as soon
as it gets dark.
The, 1st Annual "Christmas On
Main Street" in Downtown Tren-
ton held Friday, December 5, was
a great, success. We slowed things
down and turned back time to share -
the Christmas spirit with family and
The Chamber of Commerce An-
nual Banquet will be held on Thurs-
day, January 22, 2009. Ticketprice
will be $25 per person. Table spon-
sorship is also available this year.
Contact Kyle Stone at the chamber
office for more, information.

Raymond and Joanne Jordan

ce rate Jfe/y ueal caiweirwau
Together they had found a friend- tion and would love to see the faces
ship, raised a family and built a beau- we see everyday, as well as the faces
tiful marriage. we used to see at all the different func-
You are most warmly invited by tions and outings we have all enjoyed
Peggy Sue, Rayanne,. Raymond throughout the years. Remember the
(Pudge), Nancy Kaye, and Karla awesome trips to Niagara Falls and
June to participate in the joyous cel- the Grand Canyon, as well as football
ebration of their parents' Raymond games, track meets, Bell parades,
and Joanne Jordan fiftieth wedding S.H.A.R.E., band concerts, Easter
anniversary, backyard gatherings, cook outs, fish
A reception will be held on Satur- fries, steaming oysters way into the
day, the twentieth of December, two night at your house and theirs, family
thousand and eight, from three until reunions at Otter Springs, boy scouts,
six o'clock in the afternoon. fishing every weekend at Shirred Is-
Please accept this announcement land, Horseshoe Beach, Suwannee,
as your personal invitation to drop by Fowler's Bluff, Cedar Key, Inglis,
and visit with our parents. Through Watermelon pond, mornings atAkins,
these many years they have touched dinners at Captain Hughes, and Cat-
so many lives other than their imme- fish pond. If something is happening
diate family that we cannot begin to in Bell, mama and daddy are usually
catch you all before the 20th. Do not there. Come join us right behind Best
let this moment pass you by to enjoy. Drugs in Trenton at- the William T.
food, fun, and fellowship with the Carlton Blue Lodge on Saturday, De-
entire family. We have waited a very cember 20.
long time for this moment of celebra-

RecordedI marriages in G~ilchis y nn

Kenneth Michael Jordan,
(9 g 8/18/1960, andAshley Renee Boehm,
Happy Birthday wishes to M i- ,j/3/1986, both of Trenton were mar-
chelleRose. Deanna Harding. Karrie ried on 11,27/2008 in Bell by Lisa
'Rogers, Lisa Johnsofi,' and Suzanri~-n i this, notary public
Davis on December 11; Carin Flbyd,
Betty Sanders, Debora Pascoe, Joyce
Perryman, W.W. Welch, and Trey' qO*e
Davis on December-12; Tomas Gar-
cia, Carolyn Roadway, Corey Clark,
Rubie Horn, Jacobi O'Donnell, and
Doug Hart on December .13; Ruby O
Prevatt, Racheal Hassell, Margaret t-
Frey, Renee Hastings, Roger Lord,, .
Ryan Beach, and Sheri Loy on De-
cember 14; Chris Gurule, Ronnie D
Boyette, Jr., Madelyn Beriiard, Alva
Watson, Dot Ferris, and Susan Rus- J
sel on December 15; Sheila Clark,
Greg Pealer, Melissa Dilliard, Crys-
tal Dilliard, Mike McWilliams, Caro- M AY
lyn Vickers, Janie Owens, Pat Fuller,
Nancy Castor, and Ava Pelaez on TO W O
December 16; Trish Stalvey, Alvin
Langford, Crawford Harris, and Dan
Ward on December 17. TT
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. TU ES
and Mrs. Bryan Murnahan on De-
cember 11; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shearin D E EM BE
on December 12; Budd-and Margaret .ECEM BE
Hiers on December 15.
Political ad paid an

ka All `%-j RAW-ARK Nat,
Richard Earl Bolin, 9/21/1970, and
Jennifer Lynn Adams, 5/30/1979,
both of Branford, were married on
11/29/2008 in Suwannee County by
Pastor Ron Childs.

Marriage applications
in Gilchrist County
Jeremy Paul Bunkley, 12/22/1981,
and Brandy Leigh Gaines. 5/27/1980,
both of Chiefand.
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Chevy was born on August 26, 2008.
She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces,

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Bethel Baptist AWANA
'Children to present
,Christmas musical
; Bethel Baptist AWANA Children
'will present the Christmas musical,
'"Angels we have Heard," 'on Sunday,
,December 14, at 6 p.m.
,- The musical will include drama
and singing.
SBethel Baptist Church is located
,Off Hwy. 26 on CR 334A in Trenton.

Children's Christmas
Craft Workshop
'at Branford
SPresbyterian Church
The Branford Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Women of the Church
are sponsoring a Children's Craft
On Saturday, December 13, 2008,
children are invited Saturday, De-
cember 13, from 9 am to 12 noon
to make handmade crafts as Christ-
mas gifts for family and friends. All
- supplies are included and there is no
charge to participate.
Branford Presbyterian Church is
located on the corer of Branford
Hwy 247 and Drane St. and Haines
Ave. near downtown Branford.
For More Information regarding
this press release and event, please
contact TerryGray at (386) 935-

Christmas brings a season of won-
der...beautiful decorations, surpris-
es, great gifts, wonderful meals, and
happy faces...yeah right!! All of us
living in the real world know better!
Even in the happiest homes, life is
not perfect like those holiday com-
mercials;, meals get burned, family
celebrations get tense, money runs
short, gifts are the wrong size, color,
etc, and those happy faces? Well,
they can burst into tears at any given
moment. Still, even as we get real
about it all, we must admit there is
a measure of wonder over this whole
season...and we want in on it!
In Luke 1:34-38, the Bible records
an exchange between the angel Ga-
briel and a young girl named Mary.
He had just given her the news that
she would be the mother of Jesus.
SHer reply? "How can this be," Mary
asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
The angel answered, "The Holy Spir-
it will come upon you and the power
'of the Most High, will overshadow
you. So the holy one to be born will
be called'the Son of God... For noth-
ing-is impossible with God."
How can this be? Mary's question
just might be the one that can restore
the wonder back to our Christmas
celebration. God was about to per-
form the miracle of all miracles in her
life...I'm sure in that instant she had
not even the time to think of all that
this news would mean for her life, but
she knew that this was BIG! Aren't
.we all looking for the same thing...
for God to do a big thing in our life?
The last time we exclaimed, "How

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m..& 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake,Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-2028
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Sunday morning worship "at 11 'a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor

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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 .
Morning Worship ......................... ..... ...... ....... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .................................... .......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o .................................... ........................... 6:45 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
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We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School ............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................ 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening 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
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Welcomes You!
S "Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
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S Sunday School 9:45 AM (classesfor all ages)
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A Call 463-2038for more information

can this be?" around the holidays
was probably last January when we
opened our Visa bill or maybe when
we stepped on the bathroom scales...
looking for that wonder in the season
that can tempt us to make some bad
choices we will pay for (literally)
long after the holidays are over. Let's
decide to give a gift to ourselves by
protecting our checkbook by giv-
ing gifts that we can afford, and our
health by enjoying those holiday
goodies, but in moderation. Then
we can ask, "How can it be?" from a
different perspective: How can it be
that I am so blessed to have people
who love and care for me...when I
can be so hard to love sometimes?,
How can it be that God provides
for my needs (and so many of my
wants)...when I can be so selfish?
How can it be that I live in a coun-
try that enjoys freedom... when so
many others live in fear, with no se-
curity and no protection?
How can it be that God would send
His son Jesus to die for my sins...be-'
fore I ever wanted to live for Him?
Still looking for God to do a big
thing in your life? Looks like He's
already working on it!. By the way,
Gabriel gave Mary the answer to
"How can it be?" "For nothing is im-
possible with God."
If you have never started living for
Him, the offer is still yours...there is
no other way to prepare your heart for
the real celebration of Christmas...
simply admit the fact that you are a
sinner (ever done anything wrong?),
and that the cost for your sin is death.
Because God is Holy, He cannot be
in the presence of sin, so as sinners
we cannot be with Him. God's Son,
Jesus Christ was born on this earth,
lived a sinless life and died to pay
that sin debt for me and for you. If
you believe with your heart and con-
fess with your mouth that Jesus is the
Son of God, that He died on the cross
for our sins, and God raised Him
back from the dead, the Bible says
that we will be saved, have a home
in heaven and live with God forever.
(See Romans 10:9) See there..'.your
heart does matter!
Blessings, Angie

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Helicopter rides, static displays
and flight demonstrations will hi-
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Fly-in hosted by Composite FX and
scheduled for December 27 to 29.
Located at 9069. SE County Road
319 in Trenton, Composite FX, man-
ufactures Mosquito XE helicopters
and Ultralight Mosquito XEL heli-
copters. The locally owned business
will host ultralight helicopter enthu-
siasts from throughout the United
States who will fly in for the three-
day event.
Admission is free and spectators
are welcome to stop in and check
out experimental helicopter competi-
tions, pilot competitions, 'helicopter
demonstrations and helicopter simu-
lators. Experimental helicopters, civil
helicopters, military helicopters, and
vintage helicopters will all be onsite.
Food and drinks will be available
along with helicopter gifts. On Sun-
day, December 28, live music will be
featured after dark.
For more information, call (352)

From the
shelves of the
Bell Library
Thank you for making our book
sale so successful last Saturday. If
you were not a friend of ours when
you came, I feel our volunteers'
helpfulness made you feel welcome
and appreciated. The money donated
will be used to purchase new books
and supplies. We tiruly value your
A reminder, the library will be
closed on December 24, 25, and 26
for the Christmas holiday and will
open again on Saturday, the 27th.
The library will also be closed on
December 12, this Friday, but will
re-open on Saturday, December 13.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Remember, we have beautiful
pictures of the children and some
adults that came by on Halloween
waiting for you to come in and pick
up. No charge, but if you want to

make a small donation, it will be
A shelf at the front of the library
contains selected books in the
,Christmas theme. The volunteers
have selected these for you to check
out and enjoy during the holidays.
Make an effort during the holidays to
bring your child to the library to see
the new books.
We still need volunteers. Come
by and meet the newest ones, the
We hope to see you at the library
The Bookworm

Trenton Community
Farmers Market Winter
Craft Festival December
The Trenton Community Farmers
Market will hold the Winter Crafts
Festival this Saturday, December 13,
2008, from noon to 4 p.m. The festi-
' al will be at the historic train depot
in downtown Trenton with live music

Trenton Community

Aaron Brown
Scores of 4-H'ers in Gilchrist
County have a wide range of talents
in a vast array of different areas;
Aaron Brown is a great example,
and he is the 4-H'er of the week.
Aaron is an 11-year-old member
of the Udderly Perfect 4-H Club.
Aaron is a very involved 4-H'er, an
excellent artist, a talented athlete,
and an avid outdoorsman.
While Aaron is relatively new to
showing dairy cattle, he has already
won showmanship and the groom-
ing and fitting contest at the North
Florida Fair. He also won second
place in his class. Aaron is very
proud of his Holstein heifer Remie
that he's raised from a calf. He also
shows hogs and rabbits and had a
great rime at 4-H Camp last sum-
Aaron loves to draw and has %%on
awards for his art work at the fair.
He lo\es to hunt with his dad and
ride ATV's. In his spare time. Aar-
on plaNs baseball, basketball and
football in youth leagues.
Aaron has. learned a lot of re-
sponsibility in 4-H from caring for

by the Flying Turtles.
Come meet local artists and crafts
people. There will be fine art, jewelry,
handknits, handspun yam and fiber
tools, pottery, locally made goats milk
soap, hand tanned deerskin, wooden
toys and much more! Come out and
buy that special Christmas Gift and
meet the artisan who.made it.
The Train Depot is in the heart of
downtown Trenton next to the Su-
wannee Valley Quilt Shop with local
restaurants, the Nature Coast Hiking
and Biking Trail, and the Stained
Glass Shop all within walking dis-
tance. Spend the day enjoying Tren-
ton's small town, old Florida charm.
Call (352) 472-7632 for vendor in-

Nazarene Church

.'' ,:; (Z miles west of traffic light on R-2) ....

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

S+6-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


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

Sunday School........................... 0:00 AM
SMorning Worship.......................11:00 AM
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be apart of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


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Aaron Brown
his project animals but one of his
favorite things about 4-H is the ca-
maraderie with other young people
who share similar interests.
Congratulations. Aaron, on being
the 4-H'er of the week!
All young people ages 5-18 are
invited to join 4-H regardless of
race, religion, ethnicity, gender or
handicap. Call 463-3174 for more

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School News

Powerhouse Riverside Christian
Band news School news

The Purple Powerhouse Band
joined their fellow band mates from
Trenton High School for their annual
performance in the Bell Christmas
Parade. Despite the short combined
rehearsal prior to the parade, the
bands did a great job together. Next
year we hope we don't have to drown
out the fire engine directly behind
We invite, the parents, families,
the Bell Community and Gilchrist
County to join the Powerhouse Band
for their annual Winter Concert this
Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in
the Iris Roberts Auditorium. The 6th
grade Beginning Band, 7th and 8th'
grade Concert Band and the High
School Symphonic Band will be per-
forming. There will also be solos,
duets, ensembles, our Powerhouse
Dance Team and the debut of our
Chorale Group. The Band Boosters
will host a reception immediately fol-
lowing the performance. In this day
of higher prices, the band works hard
to give you a great performance for
no charge, so join us for a night of
entertainment and music. The band
will have a Mary Kay gift basket to
raffle the night of the concert.
There will be a booster meeting on
December 18 to finalize some upcom-
ing events for next year and to vote
on the revised by-laws. This meeting
will be 7 p.m. in the band room.
Finally!.On a personal note to my
band kids, I cannot express enough
my gratitude to all of you for your
card, kind words, and gift during my
recent illness. You never cease to
amaze me and always make me feel
this world is in better hands than we
gave it to you. You're the best!
Lisa Boutwell

On Thursday, November 20, 2008,
Riverside Christian School held its
second annual Thanksgiving Feast.
We were joined by many family and
friends. There was plenty to eat and
many to greet! It was an enjoyable
Our Principal's husband, Mr. Jim-
my Keith, and Countryside Church
member Ralph Eng, announced that
plans are being made to build a multi-
purpose building on our school prop-
erty. We were all excited and thankful
to hear such wonderful news.
We do have so much to thank
God for. Riverside Christian School
opened its doors August 2007, with
only 26 students, a small staff, and a
lot of prayers. God has truly blessed
our school. We now have 74 students,
additional staff members, and many
parents who, give of their time to
make our school run effectively.
God is using our school to touch
and change many lives. Our school.
was opened to provide Christian
parents with an alternative to public
schools. At Riverside, our children
are not just learning academics. They
are being taught the Word of God,
character, the love of God, the power
of prayer and so much more.
As a parent who is in and out of
this little school. a lot, I see and feel
God working in and through it. It,
thrills my heart to see young children
grow in the grace and knowledge of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If
a Christian Education is important to
you, this school could be an answer
to your prayers. I know it was an an-
swer to mine.
For more information about our
school, contact us at (352) 463-1569.
We will be happy to answer any ques-
tions or concerns you may have.
Christy Watson.








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to assist worthy students with col-
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distribute up to 10 individual. $500
scholarships to high school seniors
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vwww.fmcc.org. The deadline for
submittal of applications for this
scholarship is February 15. 2009.

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Florida Association of
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Each year, the Florida Associa-
tion of Realtors (FAR) sponsors its
Scholarship/Essay Contest for High
School Seniors. To enter. eligible
students must write a 500-word es-
say on "How Does a Realtor Pro-
fessional Benefit the Community?"
This year, the first-place winning
entry in each of FAR's 13 Regional
Districts receives a $1,000 schol-
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Edith Eudy, Lisa Coyle, Elaine Nemeth, and Patsy Luka. Front Row:
Aimee, Erika, Morgan, and Connor our best helpers! Other helpers
not in picture: Madalyn Coyle, Grace Vaught, Charlene Kutis, Cheryl
Mann, and Dan Stark.

The GFWC Branford Woman's

Club Fall Ham Dinner

On October 17, the GFWC Bran-
ford Woman's Club held their first
Fall Ham Dinner Fundraiser. Mem-
bers donated homemade side dishes
and desserts, and Smithfield Foods
Representative Dan Stark donated a
case of delicious Smithfield hams.
We had live music by Oscar Cramer,
adding a great touch. to the festivi-
Being that this was election time,
we had several representatives from
the area in attendance. Diners had the
chance to buy raffle tickets for our
February 2009 Whale of Quilt fund-
raiser, and we collected money for
Heifer International. We had great
ticket sales, and all food was donat-
ed, so we had a 100 percent profit,
'making this another successful fund-
raiser. We hope to make this an an-
nual event. i
The Branford Woman's Club has
been in the community for more
than 60 years and provides a place
for women of all ages to support the


arts, preserve natural resources; pro-
mote education, encourage healthy
lifestyles, and civic involvement. We
meet the 3rd Thursday of each month,
May through September, starting at
6:30 p.m.
We want to thank everyone who
came out to support the woman's
club. Your donations not only help
local charities, but also help us to
renovate the clubhouse. Repairs to
the building and some improvements
to the grounds must be made if this
community landmark is to remain a
treasure for future generations. If you
would like to help, please mail your
donation to Branford Woman's Club,
P.O. Box 1060, Branford, FL 32008.
Our clubhouse is available for your
parties and social events. For ad-
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clubhouse, call 935-0361, and for
membership information call 935-
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Lathen Hinote kills first deer

Freddie Cannon on left with guide Steve. Freddie killed a 10-point on
Mavfield Ranch in Sonora, Texas.

Clinton Rodgers on left with guide Kevin. Clinton killed an 8-point
buck on Mayfield Ranch in Sonora, Texas.

Lathen Hinote, 5-years-old, of Chiefland, son of Russell and Jaime Hi-
note, killed his first deer on November 20, 2008, while hunting with
his dad on private property in Gilchrist County, using a 223 Handy
rifle youth model.

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Jerel Carmiachel on right with guide Ed'Mayfield. Jerel killed an 11-
point buck on Mayfield Ranch in Sonora, Texas.

Tommy Philman on left with guide Shane on Mayfield Ranch in So-
nora, Texas. Tommy killed a non-typical buck with 20 scorable points,
plus six other small points, some points wrapped around the back of
the main antlers.

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Wayne McLeod on left with guide Kelly. Wayne killed a 9-point buck
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From December 11, 2008 to December 17, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702'

12/11 Santa's Shop
Pre-K Paiehi Night
12/12. t Santa's Shop
Movie Night
12/11 4:00pm MS girls basketball game vs/Lafayette
5:30pm MS boys basketball game vs/Lafayette
12/12 ,1:00pm 'JROTC VFW Drill Meet @1
3:30pm JV girls basketball game vs/Branford
5:00pm JV boys basketball game vs/Branford
6:30pm Band Winter Copcert @BHS
6:30pri Varsity girls basketball game vs/Branford
8:00pm Varsity boys basketball game vs/Branford
12/13 7:00pm JROTC VFW Drill Meet @E
12/15 4:00pm MS girls basketball game vs/Bronson
5:00pm MS boys basketball game vs/Bronson
7:00pm Health Academy Christmas at Ayers
12/16 3:30pm JV girls basketball game vs/St. John
5:00pm JV boys basketball game vs/St, John
6:30pm Varsity girls basketball game vs/St. John
8:00pm Varsity boys basketball game vs/St. John
12/12 7:00 p.m. TES Christmas Program
12/15 2:30-3:45 p.m. Sign language for 3rd-4th graders .
12/16 2:45-3:45 p.m. Sign language for lst-2nd graders
6:00 p.m. Pre-K parent night
12/18 8:00 am. ; Pre-K Breakfast withlSanta
12:45 p.m. Early Release'
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Gilchrist County
Sherriff's Volunteers
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Vol-
unteers are looking for C.I.P.s to be-
come members of our organization.
A C.I.P is a Community Involved
Person; a Caring Interested Person; a
Concerned Industrious Person, who
is willing to volunteer their time and
effort for no pay or benefits to better
the community.
What does a C.I.P do? Theypheck
on senior citizens, shut-ins, and oth-
er persons who may need our help.
They keep vigilance over their neigh-
borhoods to ensure criminal activity
is kept to a minimum, and they report
criminal or suspicious activity.
They assist law enforcement with
special details such as funeral es-
corts, parades, ballgames, and other
activities in the community. They
assist in emergency situations like
natural disasters. Tley are available
to assist with special projects such
as the Thanksgiving Food Drive for
needy families.
They Care for their community,
they are Involved every day for the
betterment of their community, and
they Participate in providing safety,
security, and peace of mind for their
Any person who has lived in
Gilchrist. County for at least six
months, has a clean criminal record,
is at least 19 years old, and is willing
to participate in our organization is
eligible for membership. Contact Jer-
ry Kiernan at (386) 454-5145, Gene
Wiggins at (352) 463-2081, or Suzi
Wright at (352) 463-9048 for more
information, or attend our meeting at
the Sheriff's Office on the first Tues-
day of each month at 6 p.m.

Free class for expectant
The Gilchrist County Health De-
partment is holding free classes for
expectant moms.
Childbirth Education and Smoking
Cessation will be held on Monday,
December 15, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Newborn Care/Parenting and
Breastfeeding Education will be held
on Wednesday, December 17, from 1
to 5 p.m.
Classes are held to make having
and caring for a new baby a little
easier. Each mom in attendance, will
be registered to win a nursery moni-
tor. Refreshments will be served. The
goal is to have all Gilchrist County
babies born healthy.
To sign up or to receive more in-
formation, contact the Healthy Start
Team at (352) 463-3120 Ext. 124.

SHINE, a volunteer program with
the Florida Department of Elder Af-
fairs, is here to help you understand
the new Medicare Part D plans for
2009. Come for a short presentation
on the changes to Part D for 2009
and have your questions answered.
You can fill out a worksheet for our
SHINE volunteers to assist you in
finding a Part D Drug Plan that will
work best with your drugs at the least
cost available. Bring your Medicare
card and your drug bottles or a list
from your pharmacy or your Plan
Summary you receive monthly. This
individual counseling is done on a
free, unbiased, and confidential ba-

If you are unable to come to a site,
call 1-800-262-2243 for a SHINE
volunteer to assist you over the
Come see us on Monday, Decem-
ber 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 i.m. at the
Trenton Medical Center Conference
Room. On Wednesday, December 17
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chiefland
Senior Center, and from 2 to 5 p.m. at
the Cedar Key Library. On Thursday,
December 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Williston Library. On Thursday,
December 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4
p.m. at the Bronson Library. On
Monday, December 22 from 9 a.m. to
noon at the Trenton Library,;and from
2 to 5 p.m. at the Cross City Library.

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Alaura Brown, 3, Madalyn Barron, 4, and Chole McLaughlin, 6.

Gavin Russo, 11, Jonathan Jury, 11, Hunter Deen, 10, and Matthew George, 12.

Kaitlyn Rheinheimer, 12, and Tehya Turner; Emily McConnell, 8, Rachel Johnson, 8, Hannah Hicox, 7,
and Jordan Hedrick, 8.

Alachua Children's Theater presents

Snow White

The Alachua Children's The-
ater presents Snow White and-the 7
Dwarves, on Thursday, December
18, and Friday, December 19, at 7:30
p.m. at the Alachua Women's Club
(downtown Alachua).
A young princess finds herself on
the run from her wicked stepmother
and finds refuge in a small cottage

out in the forest with seven pint-sized
Dwarves who immediately decide
to adopt and protect her with their
Tickets can be purchased at the
door. For more information call
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Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Every Tuesday from 2pm 6pm
& Saturday from noon 4 pm

Farm Fresh

Dec 2 Flying Turtles String Band
Dec 9 Wayne Journigan
Dec 13 Crafts Festival & Farmers
Market music by Flying Turtles String
Dec 16 Donna Stacy
Dec 23 Amos Philman
Dec 30 Al & Patty
Open Mic and Jam from 2 3.
Featured performers from 3 5:30.

& Plants **Bring Growers Permit
FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farmers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
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Children's Home
Society hosts
Adoption Orientation
What's your favorite childhood
memory? Riding your new bicycle
"on a warm summer day, a family
trip to the beach, going on a picnic?
All children deserve a family to pro-

vide those memories. Every year,
Children's Home Society of Florida
brings loving families and children
together through adoption.
On Monday, December 15, at 6
p.m. an Adoption Orientation will
be held in Gainesville at 605 NE 1st
Street. Suite F. Case managers will be
present to speak, \ith .cotu.about.b otu
adoption services and the children
currently looking for a family. If you
are interested in providing the loving
home that so many children need and
deserve, please come to to the Adop-
tion Orientation.
Founded in 1902 and headquar-
tered in Winter Park, the nationally
accredited Children's Home Society
of Florida is one of the oldest and
largest statewide providers of social
services for children and families
in Florida. Services are provided
throughout the State of Florida. More
than bOO,000 lives are touched every
For more information on theAdop-
tion Orientation and to reserve your
seat, please call (352) 334-0955.

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Christmas in the air..
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6 JoyfulC.Heart Quitters

Our two October birthday ladies, left to right, Jackie Moore, and
Mary Lou Ryder with their cake.

Well, since you last heard from us,
we had a mouth watering Thanksgiv-
ing feast that was to die for. There
were so many wonderful dishes and
desserts that it really made you thank-
ful for all the blessings in our lives
including good friends, good food,
and elastic waist jeans and slacks...
amen. :
We met again on Wednesday, De-
cember 3, and 17. Joyful Hearts came

together to knit, quilt, embroider, and
do Swedish weaving. We also put to-
gether 80 Christmas bags for the Tri-
County Nursing Home.
About seven Joyful Hearts went on
a road trip on Monday, December 1.
They had a delightful time at the quilt
museum and a tasty lunch at ABC in
Chiefland; and ifthat wasn't enough,
a marvelous tour and taste of Dakota
Winery. The tour was outstanding. If

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First Baptist Church

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Invites You to


you have never paid them a visit, I
suggest you try it; I plan to.
Speaking of trips, the trip to the
state fair in Tampa will be on Feb-
ruary 6. Get with Elaine Nemeth to
make arrangements and answers to
any of your questions.
We have a new quilt on the frame,
"A Whale of a Quilt." It is going to the
Branford Woman's Club. The funds
generated will go to the Remodeling
Fund. It will be handquilted.
Several ladies brought in things for
show and tell. Marvine Deer brought
in the cutest baby quilt for a new baby
in the family. Barbara Strom brought
in three clever items for Christmas
gifts, a quilted crayon holder, a photo
album cover, and a tic-tac-toe game.
Great ideas, Barbara;
Jackie Moore brought in a beauti-
ful Swedish weaving throw done by
her daughter, Linda. It had a fringed
edge with beads, very unique; we
loved it.
Our next meeting will be on
Wednesday, December 10, which
happens to be Ann Mangone's birth-
day. We have two other December
birthdays, mine on the 30th and Mar-
vine's on the 31st.
Our December 17 meeting will be
our Christmas brunch. Bring a cov-
ered dish for a brunch; you know,
something between breakfast and
lunch, yum, yum. There will also be
no meeting on the 24th.
This is perhaps the busiest time
of the year, what with the hustle and
bustle of shopping, decorating, bak-
ing, and making plans for Christmas
dinner. Let's not be so distracted that
we forget the reason for the season.
He. came to pay a debt He did not
owe because we. owed a debt we
could not pay.
God's Blessing,
Marilyn Runde

North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, December 3, 2008, were this
week 902, last week 676 and last year
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heif-
ers 3.00 to 6.00 lower. Feeder and
replacement cows steady. 31 percent
slaughter cows, 3 percent slaughter
bulls, 32 percent feeder steers, 31
percent feeder heifers, and 4 percent
feeder and replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 1200-1575 (1344) 42.00-50.00
(45.85); 1335-1535 (1448) 52.Q0-
55.00 (53.79) high dressing; 1645-
1915 (1733) 46.50-53.50 (49.18).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 935-1165 (1077) 41.00-48.50
(44.65); 905-1105 (973) 35.50-39.00
(37.48) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1330-1495
(1428) 53.50-60.00 (56.03); 1110-
1440 (1328) 47.00-51.00 (48.86) low
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2:165-190 (180) 147.50-
165.00 (155.79);- 215-240 (228)
125.00-130.00 (127.83); 260-290
(282) 104.00-114.00 (106.88); 315-
335 (325) 102.00-112.00 (107.02);
355-385 (373) 90.00-105.00 (96.51);
405-415 (406) 82.00-89.00 (82.60);
455-465 (459) 79.00-80.00 (79.25);
510-535 (529) 73.00-76.00 (73.78);
625-630 (627) 77.00-81.00 (78.66).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 210-230 (218) 107.00-
115.00 (111.83); 260-290 (274)
85.00-95.00 (89.09); 320-345 (328)
90.00-96.00 (92.10); 360-385 (372)
80.00-84.00 (82.45); 410-435 (420)
74.00-79.00 (75.97); 450-495 (472)
70.00-73.00 (71.46); 530-540 (539)
67.00-70.00 (69.58).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 160-185 (172) 112.50-120.00
(115.98); 215-235 (229) 83.00-86.00
(83.45); 265-285 (278) 84.00-85.00
(84.32); 310-345 (318) 78.00-84.00
(80.49); 355-370 (364) 78.00-83.00
(79.65); 410-425 (415) 70.00-75.00
(73.01); 510-545 (524) 64.00-67.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large'
2-3: 215-245 (222) 81.00-86:00
(84.73); 265-285 (273) 74.00-78.00
(76.05); 305-345 (330) 70.00-78.00
(75.62); 355-395 (387) 68.00-72.00
(68.51); 400-425 (410) 62.00-67.00
(64.35); 465-485 (471) 60.00-62.00
Bred Co\%s Medium and Large 1-
2: 1010-1135 (1076) 66.00-82.00
Bred Cow's Medium and Large
1-2: 935-1090 (1036) 51.00-65.00

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Ocala Livestock
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday, December 8,
2008, were this week 550, last week
755 and last year 776.
Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady, feeder
steers and heifers were unevenly
steady. Supply was light, demand
was moderate. Feeder steers and heif-
ers over 600 lbs 77 percent, (39 per-
cent steers, 38 percent heifers), over
600 lbs 1 percent, (1 percent steers,
percent heifers), slaughter cows and
bulls 18 percent, replacement cows 4
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 1100-1180 (1140) 40.00-44.00
(41.93), 1255-1415 (1335) 46.00-
47.00 (46.47).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 855-1185 (1008) 45.00-49.00
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 705-750 (737) 29.00-36.00
(32.97) low dressing; 855-1165 (994)
40.00-45.00 (42.48); 805-990 (880)
25.00-36.00 (29.88) low dressing.
SSlaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1285-1375
(1327) 54.00-59.00 (55.73); 1000-
1345 (1140) 44.00-53.00 (48.34) low
dressing; 1505-1790 (1689) 54.00-
57.50 (56.17); 1525 (1525) 51.00
(51.00) low dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 155-190 (172)
130.00-155.00 (146.96); 205-225
(215) 120.00 (120.00); 250-295 (269)
105.00-110.00 (108.32); .305-340
(320) 90.00-106.00 (98.50); 350-385
(368) 90.00-98.00 (95.23); 400-425
(413) 84.00-92.00 (86.82); 450-460
(453) 82.00-90.00 (86.63); 500-530

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(520) 72.00-78.00 (75.28); 550-570
(557) 68.00-76.00 (71.29); 600-610
(605) 68.00-72.00 (69.98); 650-695
(672) 68.00 (68.00).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 200-245 (219)
105.00-115.00 (110.56); 260-295
(285) 95.00-102.00 (98.75); 300-345
(320) 88.00-98.00 (94.14); 350-395
(380) 74.00-82.00 (79.45); 400-445
(425) 70.00-78.00 (74.69); 450-490
(470) 72.00-78.00 (75.37); 500-530
(517) 68.00-70.00 (68.99).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 220-235 (228) 100.00-105.00
(102.25); 260-295 (278) 80.00-82.00
(81.29); 325-340 (332) 74.00-80.00
(77.33); 350-375 (364) 68.00-70.00
(69.00); 465-495 (482) 68.00-70.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 320-340 (330) 78.00-80.00
(79.21); 350-395 (370) 74.00-80.00
(75.96); 420-430 (425) 86.00-88.00
(86.99); 505-530 (518) 64.00-68.00
(65.74); 550-570 (561) 66.00-70.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 255-280 (271) 70.00-78.00
(73.85); 300-345 (327) 70.00-74.00
(71.64); 355-395 (376) 66.00-72.00
(69.47); 400-435 (417) 66.00-74.00
(69.09); 455-495 (474) 62.00-64.00
(62.42); 500-530 (515) 62.00-
64.00 (62.41); 555-560 (558)-64.00
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 205-235
(224) 80.00-95.00 (86.76); 255-295
(280) 60.00-70.00 (63.40); 300-345
(318) 62.00-66.00 (62.74); 350-395
(375) 60.00-64.00 (62.01); 405-435
(422) 62.00-64.00 (62.87); 450-480
(468) 58.00-60.00 (59.52).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
705-765 (735) 56.00-64.00 (60.16);
840-1065 (955) 52.00-64.00 (58.05).
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium arid Large
1-2: 830-840 (835) 780.00-850.00



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Mr. Ernie Lorin Bass
Mr. Ernie Lorin Bass, 86, passed
away on December 2, 2008, at his
residence in Bell.
Mr. Bass was born on November
22, 1922, in Bell to Pat and Maude
B'ass. He was a lifelong resident of
Gilchrist County and a member of
Bethel Church of Christ. He was a
Wastewater Supervisor of the City of
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Daisy Bass; and two sons, Troy
Bass and Rodney Bass.
Mr. Bass is survived by his-daugh-
ter, Ann Bass of Bell; a sister, Wynell
Revell of Cocoa; four grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, December 6, 2008, in the
chapel at Watson Funeral Home with
Mr. David Halter and Mr. Tomrny
Andrews conducting the service. In-
terment followed at Midway Church
of Christ Cemetery. Visitation was
held on Friday, December 5, 2008, at
Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson. Funeral Home in Trenton.

children, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Tren-
ton Cemetery with Reverend Lynn
Wagoner conducting the service.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mrs. Dottie Davis Gibson
Mrs. Dottie Davis Gibson, 75, of
Newberry passed away on Saturday
December 6,2008, attheTri-Counties
Hospice Care Center in Chiefland.
She was born in Newberry on
March 12, 1933. She worked as a
teller at the Bank of Newberry for
32 years. She enjoyed working in her
yard, and she loved to dance and was
a member of the Lake Butler Singles
Club. She was a loving mother, a de-
voted grandmother, and great grand-
mother and was affectionately known
as "Momma Dot" to many children.
She was preceded in death by her
first husband, Burton Davis, and her
second husband, Edward Gibson, and
a brother, Billy Hoyt.
She is survived by her son, Don-
ald Davis; daughters, Becky Spence,
Sheila Templeton, Sharon Parrillo,
and Dana Johnson; sisters, Cheryl
Stanton and Judy Baxter; a brother,
Harry Brown; 12 grandchildren, and
10 great-grandchildren.
There was a visitation Tuesday at
thte M/ilam Funneral-Home in Newbhpr-

Mr. Robert Ellis ry, where funeral services were held
Beckham on Wednesday, December 10, 2008.
Mr. Robert Ellis Beckham, 73, For those who wish, memorial
of Cross City passed away on contributions may be made to Haven
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Hospice of the Tri-Counties 311 NE
his home. 9th Street Chiefland, FL 32626.
Mr. Beckham was born in Cross Arrangements were placed under
City and lived his lifetime here. He the care of Milam Funeral and Cre-
was a carpenter who enjoyed fishing, mation Services in Newberry.
hunting and boat building. He was a
charter member of the Praise Chris-
tian Church. Milton Conrad Miller
He was preceded in death by his
Mr. Milton Conrad Miller passed
parents, Fenwick and Janie Beck- Mr Milton Conrad Mller passed
ham, sisters, Jewell and Lois and this. earth to be with others before
brother Joe. him on December 5, 2008, at Haven
brother Joe.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Hospice of Chiefland.
Ann Beckham of Cross City; sons, He was bom on August 9, 1926,the
Len (Jerilyn) Beckham of Cross City, son of Divo A. and Mary O. Miller in
Raymond (Crystal) Brown of Cross Peabody, Massachusetts.
City, and Willie Reed of Cross City; Mr. Miller was employed by
daughter, Lisa (Tommy) Fowler of Jamesbury Corp. of Worcester,
Cross City; grandchildren, Lil' Ray- Massachusetts, where he worked
mond, Laura, Eli, Anna, Jessilen, as a repairman for many years until
Savana, Steven, Katie, Chase, Jada, his retirement in 1978. He lived in
Heather and Brittney; brothers, BartLeicester, Massachusetts, for most
Beckham and Sampson Beckham, of his life, until he retired and moved
both of Cross City; and sister, Ollie to Fanning Springs with his son and
Drawdy of Salem.. daughter-in-law in 2005.
Graveside funeral services were while living inFanningSprings'
held on Saturday, December 6, 2008, Mr. Miller. enjoyed the. sunshine
at Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe (much more than the cold snow up
.Beach with ReverendWayne Allen North), the sounds of the local nature,
oBfficiathina nd the hospitality of everyone with
Arrangements ere placedunder whom he would meet.. Mr. Miller
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral also enjoyed his visits to the Suwan-
Home in Cross City. G g *: nee River, remarking on its beauty
... which gave hi great enjoyment.
Some of Mr. Miller's hobbies in-
cluded fresh water and deep sea fish-.
Mrs. h Ann rr ing, sailing, and boxing. He was an
Mrs. R h nn rry avid.motorcyclist, loved blues music,
Mrs. Ruth Ann Berry, 67, passed and he enjoyed treasure hunting with
away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008,- his metal detector:
at her residence in Trenton. Mr. Miller was best known for his
Mrs. Berty was born on February sense of humor with all of the doc-
12, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan to El- tors, nurses, and staff members of
gie and Myrtle Reed. She moved to Trenton Medical Center, Elder Care
Trenton in 1995 from Tampa. She Services, North Florida Regional
was a homemaker. Medical Center, and Haven Hospice.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Miller leaves behind a daugh-
Charles T. Berry of Trenton; four ter, Donna LaCoste and Nick DeVito
daughters, Deborah Valdez.of Tren- of Parkridge, New. Jersey, and his
ton, Charlene Hart of Port Richey, granddaughters, Marissa and Leslie,
Tammy Ciuzio of Shelbyville, Ten- and her husband Brian Stapleton,
nessee, and Amanda Wilson of Tren- along with Mr. Miller's great-grand-
ton; two sons, Michael A. Parson of children Devon and Brendon of
Fanning Springs, and Charles Steven Parkridge, New Jersey.
Berry of Bradenton; three brothers, Mr. Miller also leaves behind his
Calvin J. Reed of Bell, Robert Reed son Bruce and his wife, Shelby Mill-
of Tennessee, and Clifford Reed of er of Fanning Springs. Mr. Miller
Murfreesboro, Tennessee; 16 grand- also has four additional grandchil-

chael Pendergraft officiating. Burial
followed at Cross City Cemetery. A
visitation was held on Tuesday eve-
ning, December 9, 2008, at the fu-
neral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Dixie County High
School Athletic department.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

dren, Andrea Anderson and Jennifer
Miller of Massachusetts, Brian and
his wife, Amanda Lister and his new-
est great-grandchild Aiden James of
Maine, and David Lister-Hunter who
is currently deployed overseas with
the United States Army.
Our Family would like to thank ev-
eryone who gave support, friendship,
encouragement, and hospitality to
us and Milton. We also thank Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Home for their ser-
vices, and ask that any donations or
contributions for Mr. Miller be given
Sto Haven Hospice Home so that they
may continue to give their services
and comfort to the families and their
loved ones during their time of need.

Jamie Anthony Pope
(Pope Daddy)
Jamie Anthony Pope was called to
his Heavenly home on December 3,
Jamie was born in Gainesville on
-June 22, 1989, to James Pope and
Patricia Lindsey. He graduated from
Trenton High School on June 7, 2008.
Jamie participated in many sports and
clubs at Trenton High School.
Jamie was a faithful member of Je-
sus Way Church of Deliverance.
Celebrating his memory are his fa-
ther, James Pope, Jr. of Fort White;
his mother, Patricia Lindsey of Tren-
ton; maternal grandparents, George
Lindsey and Dorothy Lindsey (de-
ceased) of Trenton; paternal grand-
parents, David Pope (deceased), and
Ethel Pope (deceased) of Fort White;
three sisters, Bianca Pope, Shandric-
ka Stokes, and Shelby Stokes all of
Trenton; two brothers, James Pope
of Fort White, and Cedric Stokes of
Trenton; niece, Kenya Amiya Herri-
ott of Trenton; a host of aunts, uncles,
cousins, and loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at
Pine Grove Baptist Church on Satur-
day, December 13, 2008, at 12 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of
the Duncan Brothers Funeral Home
in Gainesville.

Mr. J.C. Shorty Rolling
Mr. J.C. Shorty Rolling, 65, passed
away on.Suinday, December 7, 2008,
at his residence.
Mr. Rolling was born on June 7,
2008, to Erice and Mertice Rolling.
Mr. Rolling was a retired lieutenant
with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office. He loved to farm, and was
an avid hunter. He was of the Baptist
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Erice and Mertice Rolling,
and a daughter, Sherry Rolling.
He is survived by his wife, Allison
Renicker Rolling of Bell; a daugh-
ter, Amanda Mesa of Bell; six sons,
Kevin Joe (Kaye) Rolling of Bell,
Larry D. Rolling of Crystal River,
Joey C.. (Mary) Rolling of Bell; Chris
J. (Tanya) Rolling of Bell, Jody L.
(Elise) Rolling of Elizabeth City,
North Carolina, and Codey Mesa of
Bell; a brother, Vernon (Janeth) Roll-
ing of Bell; two sisters, Peggy (Gary)
Taylor of Bell, and Jit Matthews of
Bell; eight grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held.
on Sunday, December 14, 2008, at 2
p.m. at his residence.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Haven Hospice appoints new board member

Haven Hospice, a regional hospice
organization that spans 18 counties
in North Florida, has appointed Fran
Pepis, senior vice president of Walter
Dickinson, Inc., to its Board of Di-
rectors. The board is responsible for
developing a business strategy, main-
taining and promoting the organiza-
tion's mission through a financially
sustainable operation, as well as see-
ing that the company has the highest
caliber management team.
A licensed real estate agent since
1988, Pepis has served on Haven
Hospice's Jacksonville Community
Advisory Board and is a strong sup-
porter of Haven and other community
"I feel this is a real honor and hope
I can bring some value to the board,"
said Pepis.

"The Haven Hospice Board of Di-
rectors welcomes Mrs. Pepis to our
board," said Board President Jim
Poole. "The Jacksonville area is an
important part of the Haven service
area. We are pleased that she is will-
ing to serve on the board and give us
direct ties to that area."
"She's a leader in the community
and brings great experience to the
board," said Haven Hospice Presi-
dent Tim Bowen. "We are delighted
to welcome her."
Haven Hospice opened new offices
in St. Augustine on October 3 and in
DeLand on December 2 to serve pa-
tients and families in these communi-
For more information about Haven
Hospice, call (352) 378-2121 or 800-

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We the family of Jaime Pope
cannot express our gratitude
enough to this entire community
for the prayers, visits, flowers,
food, cards, warm hearts, and
even the smiling faces. This kind
of love is what makes us strong.
May the Lord bless and keep you
all in perfect peace.
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Sunday, December 7, 2008, at Shands
of UF after a long illness.
Born in Ft. Carson, Colorado, Mr.
Whittington moved here from Tam-
pa. He started working for the Dixie
County School System in September
of 1979 as a teacher. He became
principal of the Dixie County High
School in 1989, serving until 1994.
He then returned to the classroom
until taking a district job in June of
2007, where he currently served. He
enjoyed playing golf, fishing and car
shows. He was a member of the Holy
Cross Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Judith
Whittington of Cross City; son, Joey
(Lindsey) Whittington of Old Town;
mother, Donna Whittington of Tam-
pa; brothers, Matt (Beth) Whitting-
ton of Tampa, and Richard (DeAnne)
Whittington of Trenton;'sisters, Kathy
(Scott) Osteen of Steinhatchee and
Ellen (Rafael) Caraballo of Wesley
Funeral Services were held on
Wednesday,' December 10, 2008, at
4 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic
Church in Cross City with Father Mi-

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CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-0061
KNAPP, his wife,
TO: The heirs, administrators and
assigns of GEORGE M.
KNAPP, now deceased
Address Unknown
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 asl 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
a County, Florida.
(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, if 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 November
'Clerk of Court
'By: LQndsay P. Ayers.
Deputy Clerk
Pub. November 20,27, December 4, 11,

YEAR 2008.
WHEREAS, the City of Trenton's An-
nual General Election is normally held
on the first Tuesday following the first
Monday of the month of December for
Sthe purpocse'of electing a Mayor-Com-
,missioner and/or City Commissioner as
:':the case may be; and
SWHEREAS. lMaor Glen Thigpen is-
sued a Proclamarion calling for an elec-
uron to be so held'on Tuesday. December
2, 2008, in the CIt) of Trenton, Flonda,
.for the purpose of electing three (3) City
Commissioners to serve as follows:
a, Group 2: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term, seat currently held by
Randall Rutter;
,b) .Group 3: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term, currently held by Mar-

cia Hellmans;
c) Group 4: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term, currently held by
Timothy D. Kinsey.
WHEREAS, the Supervisor of Elec-
tion has advised that the following named
persons did qualify for the above named
seats in accordance with the City Charter
and State of Florida Election Code:
a) Group 2: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term: Randal Rutter
b) Group 3: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term: Marcia Hellmans
c) Group 4: City Commissioner, two
(2) year term, Timothy D. Kinsey
and Elania Spain;
FLORIDA, which serves members of said
Canvassing Board were not up for reelec-
tion at this election and who are serving
pursuant to the authority set forth by the
City of Trenton Ordinance Number 2006-
31, as follows:
1) Resolved, that the following named
persons are hereby declared elected
to the office set forth opposite their
name for a term of two (2) years
from January 1, 2009 to December
.31, 2010:
a) Randall Rutter City Commissioner,
Group 2.
b) Marcia Hellmans City Commis-
sioner Group 3.
c) Timothy D. Kinsey City Commis-
sioner Group 4.
this 3rd day of December, 2008.
By: Glen Thigpen
By Arlene Wilks
City Commissioner
Jered Ottenwess
Clerk/City Commissioner
Pub. December 11, 2008b.

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
tee, representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on Wednesday, December 17,
2008 at 9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main of-
fice, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal
River, FL 34429. Please contact Coali-
tion.staff at 352-563-9939 if you have
any questions. Public participation is
Pub. December 11, 2008b.

CASE NO. 21-2008-DR-316
In, Re. The Matter of Custody of
Minor child
an action for temporary custody of a
minor has been filed and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if

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any, to it on EMMA GARCIA, Petitioner,
whose address is 10169 North US Hwy
129, Branford, FL 32008 on or before
December 17, 2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this court before service
on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
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certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal of
striking of pleadings.
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Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received at the Administrative
Office of the Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. (SREC, Inc.) until 11 AM
on December 22, 2008. The office is lo-
cated at 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Live
Oak, Florida, 32064. The bids will be
opened and read aloud to the public at 11
AM on December 22, 2008. The projects
will be recommended for awarded at the
Board of Directors Executive Committee
meeting on January 5, 2009. The bidders
must submit a bid for the projects as de-
scribed below.
Three (3) identical 4,500 SF pre-en-
gineered metal buildings with metal
panel exterior and decorative stone en-
trance. The project shall include all in-
terior finishes as described in the build-
ing plans. The buildings will be located
in Gilchrist County, Dixie County,
Florida, and Union County, Florida.
Some tasks may be performed by oth-
ers. (i.e. inmate labor force).
The site work will be bid separately at
a later date.
All work performed on this project will
be in conformance with the engineering
plans and with the applicable Florida
Building Code (s).
The plans and bid forms may be ob-
tained from the office of Bailey, Bishop
& Lane, Inc., 871 SW SR 47, Lake City,
Florida, during normal, working hours,
for a fee of $100.00 for this project. For
questions regarding this information,
please contact Sherri Espenship at.(386)
Either a cashier check or a bid bond in
the amount of five percent (5%) of the to-
tal bid amount must accompany each bid
that is submitted.
The successful bidder will be required
to furnish the SREC, Inc. with a perfor-
mance bond and liability insurance prior
to commencing work.
All bidders shall be Contractors prop-
erly licensed by the Construction Industry
Licensing Board in the State of Florida.
The SREC reserves the right to reject
any or all bids, to make awards in the
best interest of SREC, Inc and add to the
contract or delete from the contract based
upon budgetary limitations.
Frances Terry
Executive Director
Suwannee River Economic Council
Live Oak, Florida
Pub. December 11, December 18, 2008b.

Assembly of Fine Artists
We have received an email from
our European dignitary, stating that
he' will be present at our November
20, 2008, meeting.
Before I go into discussion of the
assembly's November meeting I want
to state how impressed I was that Edi-
tor Sue Chewning came out to check
where the October meeting would be
held and discovered that 74 SE 870
Street is where we have been holding
our meetings and exhibits when not at
a generous bank, real estate office, or
We are still working toward having
the Asian flavor dwelling fronting on
SE 136 Avenue, (AKA 55A), becom-
ing the T. Laurest Moore Memorial
Research Private AFA Library and
Offices of AFA Florida Art, nature
and history lovers, and Florida Cus-
tom Tours.
AFA was invited to visit the Gaines-
ville Garden Club flower show on No-
vember 8, 2008. Joan Pryer, Founder
and,President of the Suwannee River'
Garden Club, received a blue ribbon
award in the horticulture section. Her
daughter, Sue Kerslake, took Design-
er's Choice, which is the best of 12.
designs. It was a beautiful exhibit.
Thanks to all who have helped the
Assembly of. Fine Artists this past
For more information, please
contact Barbara CR Moore at
Barbara CR Moore

Miriam C. Bleakley to Wesley L.
Smith, warranty deed, $47,000.00,
Lot 13 and Lot 19 Hart Springs Es-
tates First Addition, on 12/1/2008.
Ruth Yvonne Beach to Ruth Yvonne
Beach Live Estate and Dan William
Beach, warranty deed, $10.00, on
Donald B. Becker and Sandra E.
Becker to-Brian Charles Becker and
Cori Beth Becker, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 12/1/2008.
Lee B. Johnsori and Nora B. John-
son a/k/a Nora B. Granger to Natasha
L. Johnson, quit claim deed, $10.00,
on 12/1/2008.
Fred Jones Jr. and Jacqueline Ann
Jones to Household Finance Corpo-
ration III, warranty deed in lieu of
foreclosure, $92,642.85, Lot 6'Nor-
fleet Pines, on 12/1/2008.
Patrick J. Brown and Monica R.
Brown a/k/a Monica Brown to Moni-
ca R. Brown, quit claim deed, $10.00,
on 12/1/2008.
Ronald K. Strickland and Deborah
Strickland to Patrick J. Brown and
Monica R. Brown, quit claim deed,
$10.00, on 12/1/2008.
Parick J. Brown a/k/a Monica R.
Brown a/k/a Monica Renea Brown.
to Patrick J. Brown andi Monica
R. Brown, general warranty deed,
$10.00, on 12/1/2008.
Loretta Haddle to Brian K. Haddle
and Sug Ki Young, general warranty,
deed, $84;000.00, Lot 47 Norfleet
Pines, on 12/1/2008.
Michael P. Federko, Jr., Cathy
Sorensen, Carol Maloney; Donna
Federko, and Diana Childress to Mi-
chael P. Federko, Cathy Sorensen,

From the Desk of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report for week
December 8,2008
On December 2, 2008, Joshua L.
Young, 2/9/78, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft.
On December 3, 2008, Ronnie E.
Watson, 10/11/73, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/No Valid Drivers
On December 3, 2008, Brandon M.
Story, 9/11/88, was arrested on the
charge of Aggravated Child Abuse.
On December 3, 2008, Lucia M.
Osorio, 12/6/76, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On December 4, 2008, Jeremy D.
Gibbs, 8/21/83, was arrested .on the
charge of Possession of Less than 20
On December 7, 2008, Rony
Domingues, 2/12/77, was, arrested
on charges of DUI, Leaving Scene of
Accident and No Drivers License.

Donna Federko, and Diana Childress,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 6 Block
11 Suwannee River Estates South, on
Jedidiah A. Reeser and Krystal Re-
eser to James P. Grant.and Melissa A.
Grant, warranty deed, $102,900.00,
on 12/2/2008.
Capital City Bank to Tasia V.
Brown, Gilchrist County Florida,
Sunstate Federal Credit Union, cer-
tificate of title, $10.00, Lot 61 Pines
Estates, on 12/2/2008.
Raymond Hopper, Geneva Burton
Eula, and Fisher Hopper Estate to
Bernard L. Mort and Helen Mort, per-
sonal representative's deed, $10.00,
Lot 55 and 59 Waters Lake Subdivi-
sion Second Addition, on 12/3/2008.
Glenn Koehler to Forrest E. Mo-
ses. and Kelly M. Moses; quit claim
deed, $20.00, Lot 15 and. 16 Kush-
mer Addition to the Town of Bell, on
Jason W. Roberts to W.C. Rob-
erts and Sons LLC, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 8 Block 2 of Mrs. Nan-

nie Holmes Second Addition, on
Shirley Rettberg to Sandy D. Solo,
quit claim deed, $10.00, quit claim
deed, $10.00, on 12/4/2008.
Jennifer K. Wilson Estate and Wil-
liam T. Davis Sr. to William T. Davis
and Matte E. Davis, quit claim deed,
$10.00, on 12/4/2008.
Carl E. Winegard to Elizabeth M.
Winegard Hancock, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 12/5/2008.
Laurie Ann Fox to Laurie Ann
Fox and Carol Ann Lonic, quit claim
deed, $10:00, Lots 9 and 10 Block 1
West and Johnson, on 12/5/2008.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Michael Bemis,
and Gilchrist County Circuit Court
to Wachovia Bank National Asso-
ciation, certificate of title, $10.00, on
Patti A. Voidanoff to Patti A. Void-
anoff and Brian Paul, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 108 Pines Estates,
on 12/5/2008.
Gary S. Darrah and Beverly R.
Darrah to Charles D. Crace, warranty
deed, $10.00, on 12/5/2008.

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1 Acre, No Restrictions, $18,000 MLS#753658
S5.63,Acres, No Restrictions, $49,900,
.5 Acres near Hart Springs, Restrictions,
$75,000 MLS#9225
1 Acre, No Restrictions, $11,000-MLS#759611
1/4 Acre Bronson/Williston, $12,000
1 1/4 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,
$351,000 MLS#759677
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,
$65,000 MLS#759815
5 Acres near Hart Springs, Restrictions,
$75,000 MLS#759227
Two 1/2 acre tracts, homes or mobiles,
.$29,500 each MLS#751922 & 751934

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4 OR 5 BEDROOMS on 5 acres in
Trenton, hardwood & tile flooring,
front porch that reaches across the
front of the home, 2,272 Htd. sq. ft.
of living space.
2003 DWMH on 13.86 Acres in
Horse Country! 2BR/2BA, spacious
bright kitchen, sep. dining room,
large deck, garage w/office, 2
ponds, fenced.

acres, 4BR/2BA, 2,280 Htd. sq. ft.
of Livin space, Dining Room, Den
w/fireplace, fenced & more!
acres, 4BR/2.5BA, gourmet kitchen
w/top 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/1BA 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.


Male Lab Yellow
Beautiful conformation
4.5 years old,
answers to Buck.
Very friendly
Disappeared 12-1-08
in Hart Springs area
$200 Reward
For Return
Phone 352-463-3004
Cell 352-226-0561


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TOR: Central Florida Electric Coopera-
tive is seeking an experienced applicant
who is talented enough to answer our
incoming telephone calls and take pay-
ments at our drive-thru window. Must
have above average customer service
skills and a pleasant telephone voice.
Must also have basic pc skills, includ-
ing keyboarding and desktop calculating
skills. Proficiency in processing bill pay-
ments and balancing of receipts is a must.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Apply at 1124 North Young Blvd., Chief-
land or e-mail resume to hr(icfec.com
Application deadline is 12/15/08. Suc-
cessful completion of pre-employment
physical, drug test and background check
is a condition of employment. Drug Free

Gilchrist County is accepting applications
for a Paramedic-Firefighter position. Pri-
mary role is responding to EMS calls, but
also will respond to fires as needed. For
more information visit our website at:

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wages and benefits. Fax resumes to: Ay-
ers Health & Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th
Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Fax: (352)

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CNA-full time position for
munity Health Center in Br
Excellent benefits. Please
ton Medical Center, Inc. or
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Director Job Description: Successful
ltb,12-11 candidate will plan, direct and coordi-
nate all Clerk activities related to com-
Sa busy Com- puter network, hardware and software
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apply at Tren- network configurations, file manage-
mail ment and virus/malware mitigation.
Trenton, Fl. Demonstrated senior network and proj-
ect management experience with strong
ASE! EOE communication skills including an apti-
4tb,12-11-1-1 tude for clearly communicating complex
technical concepts to county manage-
ull time posi- ment and end-user community. Demon-
y Health Cen- stated experience with Cisco Routers
s. Excellent and switches, TCP/IP, SCO UnixWare
Trenton Medi- or similar System 5 style UNIX, Debian
resume to P.O. Linux, and Microsoft Win 2K Server ad-
3 NO PHONE ministration required. Knowledge, con-
figuration, and administration of Linux,
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understanding of network systems, oper-
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equipment, network protocols, network
and internet security, monitoring and net-
work troubleshooting required. Experi-
ence with network performance manage-
C ment, tuning and issue mitigation; UNIX
Spatch and security management; network
policy and procedures creation and en-
forcement. User training and support of
common desktop software, including Mi-
crosoft Office, Cognos Impromptu, well
; : as general Microsoft Windows Desktop
Support. Applications can be picked up
at the Gilchrist County Clerk of Courts

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BELL: 3 BR/2 BA $600/m(
last, security. (352) 463-733

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 LPN or RN in
the state of Florida. Instructional experi-
ence preferred.
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 Degiee
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 e 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.

Suwannee River. Between Trenton &
Bell. All wood floors. $900/month. 352-

Trenton II Apartments
1 BR handicap accessible
apartment available now. 718
NE 7th Place #905, Trenton, FL
32693. Call 352-463-7106,
TDD 1-800-995-8771,
SVoice 1-800-955-8770. A

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between Newberry and Trenton, $400/
month, first, last, security required. 352-
225-1641 or 352-493-5252.

BA DWMH on 2 fenced qcres. Near Tren-
ton, no inside pets, $700/mo., first, last,
$500 deposit. (352) 472-3201 evenings.

it I TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA recently remod-
eled. You pay first, last, & deposit. Get
month. First, first month's rent free. $425/mo. No pets.
18. (352) 472-2237 or (352) 283-1984.
Itb,ltb,12-11 tfnb,11-27

,fireplace, 2BR/2BA APARTMENT IN Bell. $600/
lately. 463- month garbage and water services in-
cluded. Dish Network available. First &
ltp,12-11 $500 Security due to move in. 12 month
lease available. Call Hometown Realty of
BR/2 BA North FL, Inc. at 352-463-9001 for ap-
fireplace, plication.
ed porch, tfnb,5-l
rd. $750/
4-2788. OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
ltp,12-ll Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.
: 3 BR/2 tfnb,1-17
/mo. plus

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EXIT Realty (352) 505-5700.

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.


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(352) 463-7075
(352) 463-7302 FAX

JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker

E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com w
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693


SPACIOUS BRICK HOME ON ACREAGE IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice, on a landscaped, treed 9.2-acres near Suwannee at
Little Lake City. Has over 2,300 inside sqft., with full garage, enclosed pole barn & outbuilding-call Barbara for full info...$324,900.
Reduced (From $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 & mdre...$224,900.
Reduced (From $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 & roomy 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, full dining 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-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 forfull 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 brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of.town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details...$115,000.
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.
Just Reduced (from $84,900)--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 Newbery/Gainesville)..Has new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding...$80,000.
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, locatedjust north of Bell; also has 2-vehicle car cover &mnore...$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 river). Has large attached screened porch, 2-car garage, utility buildings & moie...$94,900.
M/HOME & POLE-BARN.IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Roomy 28x48 M/Home & 26x30 pole barn/workshop at Ayers 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.
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 more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:

Jean & Jim (home)
S(386) 935-3357
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Jean & Jim (cells)
(352) 493-5237 / -3539

Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


Nice 3BR/2BA MH in Trenton City
limits. Convenient location for easy
commute to Gainesville, Chiefland and
surrounding communities. Bring all
reasonable offers, motivated sellers!




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Spectacular 2/2 Santa Fe River home on 2
park like acres. Features custom boat
dock/deck, wood burning stove, hardwood
floors, kitchen w/upgraded appliances and
fantastic views.

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acres., 27x52 above ground pool, 12x16
shed, 2 wells, irrigation system, fully
landscaped. Call Terri Anderson

ac Suwannee
ac Suwannee
ac Chiefland
.15 ac Newberry
8 ac Trenton
Sac Riverwalk
2 ac Trenton
ac Old Town (OF)
ac Old Town (OF)
Sac Suwannee
ac Old Town (OF)
Sac Trenton
.51 ac Fanning Sprs.
ac Old Town (OF)
Sac Bell


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

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Well maintained 1995, 3/2 DWMH on 5
acres. Features 1,512 sq ft, Ig LR
w/fireplace, small fenced in area, Ig
shed/workshop, access to the lakes for
fishing/boating & easy commute to
surrounding areas.

Business opportunity on high traffic
SR 129. Lots of possibilities
available with this building.

2BR/2BADWMH, .33 acre, 1,742 sq ft,
plenty of space. You won't believe you're
in a mobile home! Features a 3rd room
that can be a bedroom/nursery/den/office.
Call Jon Reed 352-222-3374.

1 Ac Trenton
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


4.77 ac Bell
4.78 ac Trenton
4.82 ac Trenton

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


5 acres Old Town $39,900
5 ac Branford 49,900
5 ac Trenton $50,000
5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $70,000
5 ac Trenton $69,900
5 ac Bell $80,000
5.4 ac Bell $49,900
6.07 ac Trenton $89,900
6.08 ac Trenton $89,900
6.8 ac Branford $39,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500

10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Newberry
14.53 ac Trenton
15.45 ac Old Town
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
152ac $1,795,800
154 ac Bell $2,002,000

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3 BR/2 BA: Large family room,
$850/month. Available Immedia
7157 or 213-7073.

DWMH. Kitchen appliances,
gardentub, skylights, screen
storage building, fenced ya
month, $750 security. (540) 42'

BA on 7 acres, quiet setting, un
available immediately, $900,
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VISION committee tackles residential

development for county's future

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County VISION
committee met Tuesday, December 2
to take a close look at Residential de-
velopment for the future in Gilchrist
Bruce Delaney, the IFAS modera-
tor from the University of Florida,
welcomed the committee and the
interested public to the 6 p.m. meet-
ing. He reviewed the ground rules
for the meeting which included be
hard on issues, and easy on people.
The rules also include start on time
at 6 p.m. and conclude on-time at 8
p.m. These rules also include one that
only people who own property or are
registered to vote in Gilchrist County
can speak or vote at these workshops.
The moderator reviewed the minutes
involving agriculture and the impor-
tant points for future consideration.
The minutes were presented by IFAS
consultant Hank Crothron.
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen introduced a guest
speaker from Alachua County that
has developed property all over the
Tri-County area and has a special in-
terest in rural areas.
"I think Fred Shore has a love for
rural areas,. and I think you will see
this in his presentation," McQueen
Fred Shore addressed the meeting
to explain that he has a lot of fam-
ily that lives in the Gilchrist County
area, and he has spent a lot of time
in this area. He is a graduate of the
University of Florida and has a lot of
experience in developing residential
property in Steinhatchee, Horseshoe
Beach and Suwannee. He is a past
member of the Alachua County Plan-
ning Board that was involved in writ-
ing the original Comprehensive Land
Use Plan for Alachua County.
Fred Shore explained in detail
some vital points of a good devel-

Jamie Pope
Continued from page 1
more stories could be told of this
beloved friend whose life ended on
December 3, 2008. Our community
is heartbroken over the death of Ja-
mie Pope, a beloved friend, family
member, and teammate. Pope will be
missed and remembered by all who
knew him. His memory will live on
in the. hearts of all those he touched.
The traditions he started at THS will
be carried on for many years to come.
May God bless his family and friends
during this time of loss.

opment. He explained that a good
development will pay for itself and
more when designed for the right
area in mind. Good local leaders will
strive to require residential improve-
ments to be the right developments,
and they will progress in the proper
direction for the future of Gilchrist
County. He explained that the right
development will identify the protec-
tion of the natural resources as well as
the aspects that will improve the key
points involving the area where it is
being proposed. Shore told the com-
mittee and audience that the county
should strive to keep local control
and strive to make the decisions here
instead of in Tallahassee with the
Department of Community Affairs.
He pointed out that Gilchrist County
should not be left holding the respon-
sibility after a developer has finished
a project and moved away. He identi-
fied that what Gilchrist County is do-
ing in the VISION planning process
is unique in giving the public input
in planning for future development in.
all of the key areas. Shore closed by
telling the meeting that you have to
be growing to remain vibrant and on
top of the things in the county.
Gilchrist County Planner Taylor
Brown presented a zoning index iden-
tifying the four key residential zones
in the county. He also explained ru-
ral residential developments and that
Gilchrist County currently does not
hav6 any of these or Special Area
Developments in this rural county.
The planner explained that Gilchrist
County has identified in the Com-
prehensive Plan that cluster develop-
ments is a consideration for residen-
tial development in the future. He
presented different styles of cluster
developments and how some could
be conducive for Gilchrist County.
Taylor Brown also displayed power
point pictures of multi-story residen-
tial and pointed out these would be
less attractive for the county's future
residential populations. The cluster
developments meet a specific density
guideline on a certain size acreage
and also allow open spaces for recre-
ation and other specific uses, Brown
Taylor Brown specified that growth
in Florida is inevitable and the county
must plan for this growth in order to
be prepared for it when it arrives. If
Gilchrist County is not planning for
development, it is planning to fail,
Brown explained. In the past.Gilchrist
Cotifty 1Ha proposed utbiil develdp-
ment to be designed in an around the
current municipalities.

Michelle Crawford, the chairper-
son of the Vision committee, opened
the meeting up to the public for dis-
cussion. Don Bennink, manager of
North Florida Holstein, explained
the residential development can be
compatible with agriculture uses and
accomplished in a manner that can
minimize the impact on the agricul-
ture community. He gave an example
of a Special Area Plan in association
with the proposed Oak Tree Landing.
He pointed out that in this type of
community, there is a concentration
of the residential portion of the de-
velopment presented in .conjunction
with open space. He explained that
the airfield would allow local busi-
nesses and families to utilize private
planes and their pilots. He closed in
saying Oak Tree Landing would ben-
efit Gilchrist County tax base and
impact neighboring Alachua County
due to its location on the county line
of the adjoining counties.
Todd Gray, a Vision committee
member, explained that Gilchrist
County must develop a positive plan
that will work toward restoring busi-
ness in downtown Trenton and fur-
ther support development in all of
Gilchrist County.
A county resident presented in-
formation, identifying that the rural
areas of Gilchrist County would be
a perfect place for solar power devel-
opment. The future needs for power
could be identified and Gilchrist
County could receive the revenues
from this new development.
Lowell Chesborough spoke in fa-
vor of having sub-committees of the
Vision committee begin to meet and
draft proposals that would be con-
sidered by the entire committee for
a recommendation to the Gilchrist
County Commission. The board took
no action involving this recommen-
The Vision committee will hold
their next meeting on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the Trenton
High School Auditorium.

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