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By Carrie A. Mizell
After garnering 13 votes less
than his opponent in the Dec. 2
municipal election, Bell mayor
Darryl Bryan came from behind
and won in a run-off election held
According to Supervisor of Elec-
tions Connie Sanchez, 42 percent
of registered voters living within
the town of Bell v9ted in the run-
off, which resulted in Bryan re-
ceiving 76 votes to challenger B.J.
Light's 49 votes.
"Thank you to everyone who
came out and voted," Bryan said
Regarding his second term in of-
fice, Bryan said, "I will try to con-
tinue to do what's in the best inter-
est of the town of Bell."
Bryan and Light were forced :tb
face each other in a run-off election
on Tuesday due to the slim margin
By Carrie A. Mizell
The term "brazen" clearly de-
scribes the thief who climbed, a gate
and walked up a. private driveway in
broad daylight to break into a home
in southeast Gilchrist County, mak-
ing off v ith a pillow case full-ofjew-
elry and a handgun
Surrounded by fanil\-o% ned
, property. the home of Doug and Kelli
Bruce Marriott seemed' an unlikely
candidate for a robbery, or at least
that's what the homeowners thought
up until two weeks ago.
"I just want to make sure everyone
in the community knows that burglar-
ies are still a problem in this county,"
Kelli Marriott said last week. "This
should be a warning to everyone."
According to Kelli Marriott, a
neighbor saw the thief climb over her
gate, but thought it was just someone
visiting, arid therefore did not call
A Gilchrist County native, Kelli
Marriott said she has lived near the
intersection of County Road 337 and
County Road 232 for 30 years and
has never known her home to be bur-
"This was so unexpected," Kelli
According to the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office call reports, the Mar-
riotts are not alone.
Between January 1, 2008 and De-
cember 19, 2008 deputies responded
to 200 reports of burglary to a. resi-
dence, a jump of 26 burglaries from
this time last year.
As of Friday, the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office had already received
10 calls of burglary to a residence
since December 1.
According to Capt. Tony Cruse,'
of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, there has been an increase in
burglaries in 2008, but the jump has
come in the number of commercial
burglaries, not residential break-ins.
Cruse pointed out that the number of
commercial break-ins in 2007 was 13
compared to 28 commercial burglar-
ies in 2008.
When asked what the Gilchrist
of votes that separated the candi-
dates in the first-election. In that
election, Light came out on top with
37 votes, while Bryan received 24
votes; and a third opponent, Bobby
Ray Wells, garnered 14 votes in the
mayoral race, which drew only 25
percent of registered voters to the
County Sheriff's Office would tell
citizens to help them protect their
home and property from burglary,
Cruse said there is no foolproof way
to protect oneself. Securing homes
by locking the doors and windows is
a good place to start, Cruse said.
'"As the economy gets.worse bur-
glary picks up," Cruse said.
Citizens are being encouraged to
keep an eye out for unknown vehicles
in their neighborhood and report any
suspicious activity to the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office.
What do you
"Grass, water and watermelon.
Madison Chrisp, age 4
Salvation Army unit gives 475 Christmas boxes
By Carrie A. Mizell
Some 475 Christmas boxes filled
with turkey and all the trimmings
were given away on Monday at Fel-
lowship C6immunity Church by the
Salvation Army's Gilchrist County
According to longtime Salvation
Army volunteer, Patricia Yates, the
Gilchrist County Unit received more
requests for food this holiday season
than ever before. By noon on Mon-
day, volunteers had given out over
250 boxes of food.
"Like William Booth the founder
of the Salvation Army once said,
'You have to feed a man's stomach
before you can feed his soul,"' John
Miller, pastor of Fellowship Commu-
nity Church.said on Monday.
Funds to purchase food for the
boxes were donated by the Salvation
Army's Gilchrist County Unit after
the money was collected through
the organization's annual kettle cam-
Fortunately, all. monies raised in
the county stay in the county to help
families in need in Gilchrist County,
The "miracle" of Christmas is re-
peated over and over again through
the joy of caring and sharing. The tra-
ditional red kettle is an integral part
of the Christmas scene each year,
with millions of dollars donated to
aid needy families; seniors and the
homeless. Donations not only pro-'
vide dinners, they also go towards
the purchase of clothing and toys for
families in need. Financial assistance
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A large group of volunteers, shown above, worked all day Monday making up and distributing much
needed Christmas dinner food boxes.
also helps with basic necessities,
along with seasonal aid.
SMembers of Fellowship Communi-
ty Church not onl\ \olunteered their
time to make up and distribute food
boxes, they also took on bell ringing
duties at local stores this year, which
was a great help to the local Salvation
Residents of both Avyers Health
and. 'Rehabilitation Center and the
Tri-County Nursing Home benefited
from visits by Yates and fellow Sal-
\anton Arms volunteer Denise Hud-
son who brought gifts.
Chamber honors top Christmas light displays
By John M. Ayers
The Christmas light display entries
that present such beautiful lights and
Christmas cheer each year in Gilchrist
County were judged and awarded
respective placing in the Gilchrist
Chamber of Commerce Christmas
light display contest..
The entries in the business, store-
front, government, and residential
categories were recognized for their
hard work and beautiful displays.
Kyle Stone, executive director of
the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce, presented the awarded
winners to the Gilchrist County Jour-
nal for publication.
The winners will be honored dur-
ing the Gilchrist Chamber of Comr-
merce Installation Banquet op Thurs-
day, Jan. 22, 2009. The banquet will
be held in the Trenton Elementary
Tickets for this tremendous annual
event are available by contacting the
Chamber of Commerce office,
First place, Gray Construction
Second place, Capital City Bank-
Third place; Hometown Realty
First place, Best Drugs
Second plape, Trenton Floral &
First place, Town oftell
Second place, Trenton City Hall
First place, Kate Hodge 2359 SW
40th Ave Bell
Second place, Doug and Lisa John-
son 1305 N. Main St, Trenton
Third place, Nadine Hodge 2379
SW 40th Ave, Bell
Best Nativity scene:
Dt. Robert & Joan Vaughn 8120
SW CR 307
Gray Construction in Trenton won first place in the business competi- The Town of Bell placed first in the government category.
"Kangaroos and grass."
-Alex Cox, age 3
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Best Drugs in Trenton took top honors in the storefront display con- Kate Hodge's Bell home placed first in the residential competition.
test. Hodge's home is located at 2359 SW 40th Avenue.
"They like to.eat grass,. seeds and
Renavia Curtis, age 4
Capital City Bank in Bell placed second in the business competition.
Dr. Robert and Joan Vaughn have the Best Nativity Scene in the coun-
ty. Their home is located at 8120 SW CR 307 in Trenton.
Bell mayor retains seat
following a close run-off
Local burglaries continue
to rise as 2008 winds down
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AARP swears in 2009 officers
On December 16, 2008,AARP held
its regular meeting at the Trenton
Everyone was in a festive mood
as we celebrated with a year end
Christmas party. Our annual fund
raiser, a silent and not so silent
auction, raised almost $400. Thank
you, members, for your generosity.
Our Hospitality Committee outdid
themselves with a terrific ham and all
the trimmings dinner.
We are looking forward to a great
new year with our new board of
officers. They will need help to make
our chapter even more successful. For
the second year in a row we received
the Certificate of Excellence from the
Florida AARP, and we are so proud
as all AARP Members should be.
Our yearly dues of $5 will be due
at the January meeting. Hope to see
Happy New Year,
Top prizes in the 4-H Laying Hen Show went'to, from left, Michael Smith, first place; Dakota Horlocker,
second place; and Allie Madlem, third place; along with Judge Lauren Ellison.
Smith's Barred Rock chickens take 1st at
4-H Laying Hen Show
By.Carrie A. Mizell;
Udderly Perfect 4-H Club member,
Michael Smith took top honors at the
third annual 4-H Laying Hen Show'
last Friday afternoon with his three
best Barred Rock chickens.
Smith was one of 16 local 4-H
members who ordered pullets in May
in an effort to raise a home laying
Under the direction of 4-H agent,
Chris DeCubellis, the 4-H'ers were
instructed 'to keep a record book on
the poultryproject, which includes
detailed records on the -amount of
feed purchased, number of eggs laid,
and health records for each chicken.
The poultry project peaked on Fri-
day as the 4-H'ers selected their best
chickens and entered them into the
laying hen show, held at the Trenton
According to poultry judge Lauren
Ellison, all of the chickens entered
in the show-looked very good and
showed signs of being well fed and
cared for. Ellison said she judged the
chickens on their handling quality,
how well they were producing and
Once the judging was completed,
DeCubellis presented each entry with
a blue ribbon prior to declaring Smith
the winner. Second place was aWard-
ed to Dakota Horlocker and third
place went to Allie Madlem.
"This is one of my favorite proj-
ects because it's something you can
do the rest of your life," DeCubellis
said. "The way the economy. is you
may use what you have learned as a
life skill." DeCubellis went on to tell
the 4-H'ers that there is a definite
taste difference in a homegrown egg
and one that is purchased at the gro-
Meveree Pope swears in the new officers for AARP. Left to right: Secretary Felice Swalla, Treasurer Nancy
Padgett, President Randy Durden, and Board Member David Wise. (Vice President, Patsy Avery; not
pictured) Photo by Norm Conti.
Gainesville Sunshine Clowns
visit Tri-County Nursing Home
The. Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will be
CLOSED on Thursday, January 1,
2009 in observance of New Year's
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By Bonnie Wilson
Send in the clowns you say? Well
that's just what we did for our Tri-
County Nursing Home residents.
The Gainesville Sunshine Clowns
in, brightly colored costumes and
Nature Coast Master Gardeners are
sponsored by University of Florida's
Institute of Food andAgricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS), Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District (SWFMD),
Suwannee River Water Management
District (SRWMD) and Levy County
Board of County Commissioners.
SMaster Gardener is a title awarded
individuals who receive fifty (50)
hours or more of in-depth training
from. county, extension agents and.
complete fifty (50) hours volunteer
service to the local county extension
Master Gardener in-depth training
will include topics such as basic plant
science, Water quality and.preserva-
tion, turf management, soil testing,
annuals, woody ornamentals, pest
control and Florida-Friendly Yard
Master Gardener volunteer hours
are fulfilled in many ways; assisting
in plant clinics, assisting homeown-
ers as a Florida Yard Advisor, work-
ing with clientele at fairs and expo-
sitions, responding to homeowner
inquiries at the extension office,
working with 4-H/other youth pro-
grams, assisting with website updates
maintaining demonstration gardens
.and participation in the Nature Coast
Master Gardener Adopt-A-Highway
Class size is limited. Classes will
be held -in the Inglis/Yankeetown
area. Thirteen-week class begins
March 2009. The Inglis/Yankeetown
class will meet Tuesdays from 9 a.m.
to 3:30 pm.
The Trenton/Fanning Springs
class is limited in size as well. Tren-
ton/Fanning Springs class will meet
Thursday for thirteen weeks begin-
ning March 2009 from 9 a.m. to 3:30
If interested in applying for the
Nature Coast Master Gardener 2009
Training Program, call (352) 486-
5131 (toll free 866-542-4496), send
a letter to PO Box 219, Bronson,
FL. 32621 or email havemygarden@
gmail.com. Include your name, mail-
ing address including zip code, tele-
phone number and which class (In-
glis or Trenton) you would like to
Applications may be picked up at
the Levy County Extension office,
625 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson,
32621. Deadline to submit applica-
tion is 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January
painted smiling faces came to clown
around with the residents.
Jane Carney as "Cookie," and El-
len Plechocki as "Crackers" certainly
made miles of smiles for our resi-
dents. With their quirky repartee and
slight of hand, they brought lap quilts
and made our residents have an en-
joyable, fun-filled day.
Thank you, wonderful ladies, for
spending an incredible fur-filled day
with our very special people.
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Back row, left to right: Crackers Ellen Ple chol ki. and "Cookie
Jane Carney. Front roz, left to right: Myrtice Williams,.and Theda
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By John M. Ayers
On Saturday we put together a
four-some to head offshore before
the new reef fish regulations go into
effect January 1. On the boat were
Myles, Mike, Roger, and myself. We
were hoping to catch a few fish while
the.weather was warm and the seas
Saturday was a beautiful day as
the temperatures were intthe low 60s
when we left the dock in Cedar Key
as the sun was popping up. The fog
had been scattered until we reached
No. 4 Bridge going into town, where
it became very dense. I guess the fog
had blown in off the coast because
the visibility was clear when we got
on the water.
Our first stop was within a short
distance of the Cedar Key No. 1
marker. We were in hopes of catch-
ing some black fish just as the first
cloud of fog moved in' on us. When
the fog cleared, we decided to make a
run to deep water.
Our first stop was on an amber-
jack structure in nearly 50 feet. As
we arrived on the spot, I mentioned
to Myles that there were several
clouds of fish showing up on the bot-.
tom machine that was up off the bot-
tom, which could be amberjack. The'
goal was to have Mike get his string
stretched by amberjack and allow
him the opportunity to wrestle a reef
donkey. Moments after he dropped
his bait into the greenish-blue water,
the line tightened and the drag began
to sing. This was Mike's first battle
with one of the most hard fighting
fish that we have in this area of the
Mike's first battle ended with an
amberjackjust.over the 30-inch mini-
mum. He liked the experience so well
that he quickly dropped on the spot,
and before the bait hit the bottom the
battle had begun. This fish seemed to
be larger than the first one as the fish
quickly spooled the drag as he made
several runs through the semi dear
water. As Mike was bringing him to
the boat, the donkey had several of
his schooling members follow him to
SLetters to the Editor
To the thief that stole 'money out
of a white vehicle on CR 232 in the
late hours of Saturday night or early
I hope that you needed it worse
than the family you took it from; you
took Christmas away from 6 little
children ages 10 years to 9 months.
You know who you are, and the bad
thing is you went on church property
and stole it. I hope you can live with
yourself and I sure hope you have a
better Christmas than they will.
If anybody has any information
to this theft, of somebody that came
.across some money quickly and or
went around talking about it;,please
contact the local authorities.
My holidays just got a little bright-
er. I had the pleasure of attending
"Broadway Santa" at Trenton El-
ementary School on Friday, Decem-
ber 12. Thanks to Krista Perryman,
Renee Hastings, and their produc-"
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Apogee: 12/26 1:00 PM New Moon: 12/27 7:24 AM
within 10-feet of the surface. When
Myles got the fish in to the boat, he
decided that he too wanted a test of
his will in catching one of these fight-
Within minutes of the bait drop-
ping into the water Myles had his
line and drag singing as the battle
heated. When Myles put this monster
boat side, we determined this was the
third and last amberjack of the day.
This was the largest of the three, and
anyone that wanted any AJs, there
would be plenty to go around.
As Mike and Myles battled the
amberjack on one side of the boat,
Roger had his own tug-a-war going
with what turned out to be a huge sea
turtle. When Roger finally got him
along boat side, he determined he
had foul hooked him in the right front
flipper. Myles quickly got the pliers
and snapped the hook in half and the
turtle swam away with ease.
With all of that commotion now
over, I finally caught a shot gag and a
small strawberry grouper on back to
back trips to the bottom. By. the end
of the day, we had' all had our chance
at catching the gag grouper. This was
the species that we seemed to have
the most difficult time apprehending
on this trip. We were able to catch
some gag grouper and a limit of red
grouper that. was the largest I have.
seen in a long time. We also caught
some large black fish and a mess of
pink mouth grunt.,
We were all settled in as we head-
ed back to Cedar Key and ran into a
blanket of fog, some 12 miles off-
shore. The fog was so thick that we
were forced to slow down and watch
carefully for boats and crab buoys.
When we finally reached the Cedar
Key No 1. marker, we got to within
300 yards of it before we turned'off
into the channel. The fog made navi-
gation a little bit tricky, but we had
plenty of time before dark.
We hope to have an opportunity to
take one more trip offshore before the
Amendment to Rule 30B goes into
effect January '1, 2009.
By Lauren Rudd
It was midnight and I was
considering calling it a day when
there arose such clatter that I jumped
to my feet to see what was the matter.
You would think by now I would
have learned. "Nice to see you, I
was getting worried," I said, with a
sideways, glance at the old calendar.
"Reindeer were a bit rusty. Besides,
landing a sleigh ;on a rooftop, in
Florida without snow is no easy task.
Having a chimney would also help,
not to mention a fireplace. No matter,
get your notepad," he said settling
back at my desk, "and I will tell you
about the state of affairs in the land of
"Wait a second," I said, "You look
even worse than last year. I know
times are difficult, but this is the
holiday season after all. No 'bowl
full of jelly' thing?"
"This has been a.disappointing
year, he said." "And despite my best
efforts it will likely be a difficult
season for both children and adults."
He went on to tell me that in the
battle between Barbie and Bratz,
Mattel received- a $100 million
judgment for copyright infringement.
Now Mattel wants a judge to ban
Bratz dolls forever. That request will
not be decided until January, so Bratz
holiday sales are not affected.-Barbie
sales have fallen since Bratz came on
the scene in 2001, down 15 percent in
If that was not enough, 80-year-
old KB Toys, a subsidiary of Prentice
Capital Management, has filed for
bankruptcy protection and is going-
out-of-business. So you see, although
toy sales were thought to be recession
proof, even they have succumbed to
the current economic crisis.
According to a recent poll by
America's Research Group, 48.4
percent of consumers bought toys
in 2008 as compared to 54.7 percent
in 2007. The NPD Group recently
reported that through September, toy
sales were a flat $11.89 billion when
compared to the first nine months of
Meanwhile, there is some good news
on the safety front. Manufacturers
are committed to instituting tougher
quality controls to avoid a repetition
of last year's prominent recalls. Yet,
adults need to consider the age factor
with toys, especially if you do not
deal with small children on a regular
basis. Remember that children share
toys with younger siblings and
Unfortunately, children are losing
interest in toys at a younger age as they
turn to video games,.iPods, iPhones,
the Internet and instant messaging
for entertainment. Nonetheless, there
is still hope for traditional gifts such
as Barbie. In fact, Barbie is still the
top toy for girls, with one being sold
every three seconds.
Furthermore, in times of duress
parents want to see their children
happy and toys are always one of
the most wished for gift categories.
According to the NPD Group, in
households with kids age 6 or under,
100 percent purchased a toy and spent
more than $485 on toys in 2007. In
addition, 88 percent of households
without children under the age of 18
still purchased at least one toy last
year, spending an average of $113.
And there were 107 million toy-
buying households in 2007, up from
105 million in 2006.
Helping the industry's bottom line
was a continuing acceleration in
sales of web-connected toys, which
more than doubled to just under $312
million when compared to the first
nine months of 2007. Toys are also
becoming greener. Mattel's "green"
Barbie joins other eco-friendly
products such as Aurora's eco-plush
stuffed animals, an alternative to
chemically manufactured stuffed
animals using 100% soy bean fiber
and stuffed with Kapok, HaPe with
its bamboo Rapelli game and the
Meet Your Neighbor
Name: Diane Rondolet
Lives: Old Town
Family: Two sons. one lives
in West Palm Beach, Florida and t .''
one lives in Long Island. NY: one
Works: Gilchrist County Code
Likes about job: "I lose my job
and I love working and meeting
Dislikes about job:. "There is
nothing I dislike about my job a
other than taking people to hearing -
involving unresolved issues."
SFavorite Author: Stewart
Something most people don't
know about you? I like m g job. Personal enjoyments: Working
Dislikes: Rudeness; there is no in yard. keeping up my home and
need to be rude; people can be kind, reading.
.truthful and pleasant. Favorite food: Fried Chicken
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By Carrie A. Mizell
Maybe it's the poor economy, or just a lack of sleep, whatever the culprit is
I can honestly say I have not felt the Christmas spirit this year..
You would think the scent of our fresh Frasier Christmas tree, or the sight,
of my baby decked out in her little green check Christmas dress would prompt
me to sing carols, but no, not this year.
. As I sat in church on Sunday morning listening to the choir special, I start-
ed feeling guilty for having let myself get bogged down in all the craziness of
life and forgetting what Christmas is all about.
It's so easy to get wrapped up in the commercialism of Christmas. I think
we often run ourselves ragged jetting in and out of the mall searching for just
the right presents and running from one Christmas party to the next, forget-
ting that Jesus' birth is what we should focus on. It is, after all, THE event of
I have great memories of my dad opening his Bible on Christmas morning
and reading "the Christmas story" from Luke chapter 2 before we opened
gifts. As a child, it was tough to sit idle and listen to dad read and then talk
over the meaning of Christmas before tearing into the Wrapping paper. As an
adult, I can appreciate the lesson my parents were teaching my brother J and
This year Adam and I will read the Christmas story to Allie before we open
presents on Christmas morning. Though she's too little to understand or ap-
preciate the significance of the message this year, I know it won't be long
before she'll be sitting on the floor squirming with anticipation as her daddy
reads ever so slowly the message of Christ's birth.
Christmas has arrived and we are
all spending much awaited time with
our families and friends. This season
brings on much joy and a few extra
sweets. Mmmmm, I can smell the pe-
can pie baking this very minute.
Please take a few minutes and read
the real reason for the season; the sto-
ry of the birth of Jesus from the book
of Luke is printed below.
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And it came to pass in those days
that a decree went out from Caesar
Augustus that all the world should be
This census first took place while
Quirinius was governing Syria.
So all went to be registered, every-
one to his own.city.
Joseph also went up from Gali-
lee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judea, to the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem, because he was of
the house and lineage of David, to be
registered with Mary, his betrothed
wife, who.was with child.
So it was, while they were there,
the days were completed for her to be
And she brought forth her firstborn
Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling
cloths, and laid Him in a manger, be-
cause there was no room for them in
Now there were in the same coun-
try shepherds living out in the fields,
keeping watch over their' flock by
And behold, an angel of the Lord
stood before them, and the glory of
the Lord shone around them, and
they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, "Do
not be afraid, for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy which will'
be to all people.
S"For'there is born to you this day
in the city of David a.avior, %ho is
Christ the Lord..
"And this will be the sign.to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in
swaddling cloths, lying in a man-
And suddenly there was with the.
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying,
Natural toy line from Toys "R" Us.
"Fascinating," I said as I scribbled
furiously. Then, just as I was about to
ask a few questions, he finally smiled
and with a quick nod of his head he
was gone. However, I am sure I heard
him say as he drove out of sight,
"Seasons greetings to all and to all a-
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.
The Chamber Corner
The Chamber of Commerce An-
nual Banquet will be held on Janu-.
ary 22, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Trenton
Elementary Cafeteria. Tickets are
$25 per person and are on sale at the
Chamber office. Table sponsorship is
also available. Contact Kyle Stone
for more information at 463-3467 or
Woman's Club news
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Though I missedit myself, I under-
stand that the Gilchrist Woman's
Club Christmas social was wonder-
ful, held on Thursday'evening, De-
cember 11. Stephanie Metts and
the Social committee had tastefully
decorated the Clubhouse and brought
but the holiday spirit, even more so
by having Tom and Ellen (familiar to
folks here, from their Depot gather-
ings previously) entertain the crowd
with their gifted voices and instru-
ments. We knowthat the meal had to
be delicious as always, and that the
traditional silent auction was a fun
way to help raise extra funds for our
group's scholarship program.
It's still not too late to buy raffle
tickets to the G.W.C.'s big drawing
next month. You have two super
choices in prizes: either a private
quail hunt and lunch, being provided
by the exclusive Gilchrist Hunt Club;
or a private .weekend getaway for
four, at a luxurious condo provided
at Suwannee Cove. See one of our
members for tickets. The profits al-
ways go back into serving our com-
munity through the Woman's Club.
We are still receiving T-shirts and
shorts for wounded veterans, so
please donate to this worthy cause.
In this small-way, you can show you
He Wept At The Reading Of God's Law
Josiah was eight years old when he became' king of men and women, those who could understand; and all the
Judah. He was one of the few good kings that reigned people were attentive to the book of the law" (Nehemiah
following the division of the kingdom of Israel. It was 8:3). Not only did the people listen to the reading of the
during the eighteenth year of his reign that Hilkiah the Law from early morning until midday; they were attentive;
high priest found the Book of the Law in the house of the they stood up when Ezra opened the book (v5); answered
Lord. Giving the book to Shaphan the scribe, the book "Amen, Amen" at the reading of the book (v6); stood in
was brought before King Josiah and Shaphan read the their place (v7); "all the people wept when they heard the
Book of the Law to the king. "When the king heard the. words of the Law" (v9); and the people rejoiced greatly
words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes" (2 "because they understood the words that were declared to
Kings .22:11). Later the Lord Would say of Josiah, them" (v12) that day.
"Because your heart was tender and you humbled The days of Josiah and Ezra have long passed from the
yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke people of God. The blessing of the Bible being in plentiful
against this place and against its inhabitants that they supply has seemingly dulled the senses of the Lord's
should become a desolation and a curse, and you have people. We have the Bible in every form imaginable. Yet
torn your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard the feelings of joy and sorrow do not permeate the spirits
you, declares the Lord" (2 Kings 22:19). of our hearts as it did Josiah and tHe people of Ezra's day.
Matthew Henry said of Josiah rending his clothes: "The They did not have power-point lessons or orators speaking
rending of his clothes signified the rending of his heart the words in colorful tones nor media directed crowd
for the dishonor done to God, and the ruin he saw pleasing, presentations of the Book of the Law. They only
coming upon his people" (Commentary 2 Kings had the Book of the Law- and people wept at its reading.
22:11-20). The word of God impacted, the life of a We would do well to heed the lessons of Josiah and the
twenty-six year old king. The Book of the Law had a hearts of the people in Nehemiah 8. Until the heart is
profound meaning upon the young king and it humbled broken by the spirit of God's word the feelings of joy and
him. Remarkable were the tears that flowed from his sorrow will never move the lives of God's people. We must
broken spirit. These were not mere words Shaphan was regain the respect, honor, diligence, fervency and love for
reading. Josiah was hearing the precious words of his the word.of God that will move our hearts to move our
God. The Psalmist declares in Psalm 119:20, "My soul lives in His image. Psalm 119 declares the emotions of
breaks with longingforyourjudgments at all times." God's Book of Law. Our task is to take to heart the
Many years later when the people of God returned from message of the cross and preach Christ crucified from lives
Babylonian captivity, Ezra the scribe brought the Book of that are broken by the message of our risen Lord. Paul
the Law of Moses before the people to read. "He read declared that he wanted to "gain Christ" and to "know
from it before the square which was in front of the Water Him" (Pliilippians 3:8-11). We need to know the Lord and
Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of His word!
Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonehurchofchrist.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org
COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
SBy Cindy Jo Ayers
tion team for putting together such
a wonderful program. Of course, the
children were all stars. They were a
delight to watch. Congratulations to
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John's mother, Mary Ayers was a
wonderful cook. She always worked
so hard to make holiday meals special.
I often think of her special touches
like sugared grapes surrounding the
golden brown turkey and how she
lined her mantel with red candles for
My sister-in-law Elizabeth and I
dearly loved her asparagus casserole,
Mrs. Ayers always used canned or
jarred asparagus because you could
not buy fresh asparagus in the local
store back then. The following recipe
is very near the one she made; sadly I
never asked her for her recipe. Fresh
asparagus is now easy to find in our
local market so that is what I use. If
using fresh, you will need two packs
of asparagus when making this cas-
serole. Drop the asparagus into hot
boiling water and cook until it is just
barely tender then drain it well.
2 cans good grade asparagus
1 small jar pimientos, chopped and
4 hard boiled eggs
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
For white sauce:
2 cups whole milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
For butter bread crumbs:
2 cups soft bread crumbs mixed with
4 tablespoons melted butter
Make white sauce by melting the
butter in a heavy pan. Add flour and
cook until golden colored. Add milk
and whisk until smooth. Cook over
medium heat until thick. Salt and
pepper to taste.' '1
'In a deep dish casserole layer as-
'paragus, sliced:boiled eggs, pimentos
and Cheddar cheese. Top with part of
the sauce. Repeat layers and top with
buttered bread crumbs. Bake for 30
minutes at 350 degrees. This recipe
can be made in advance; store in re-
frigerator until ready to bake.
care and also thank our "Vets," who
literally have sacrificed life and limb
for us and our country.
Lastly, I wanted to announce that
our next monthly meeting 'will be
hosted by the G.W.C. Arts and Crafts
committee, so all members are Wel-
come to bring in their own artwork,
to put on display and be judged.
Those lucky items will then move
on into our group's local, district and
state competitions. So bring in your
creations, and don't be shy to attend
on Thursday evening, January 8 at
7 p.m. at'the Woman's Club House.
Guests are always encouraged to
May all of you enjoy the holidays
with family and friends, and take
time to hug the ones you love!
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008
Davey acrndPeggy 3-funt
Amanda Taylor Songer, daughter
of -Jerry and Jill Songer of Chris-
tiansburg,. Virginia and Bejamin Ira
Mikell, son of Clifton and Zelda
Mikell of Bell were married on Sat-
urday, August 9, 2008; at the Clarion
Inn in Gainesville.
The 2 p.m. ceremony was per-
formed by David Halter. The recep-
tion followed the ceremony at the
The bride was attended by Carrie
Songer, Grace Dunn, Ariel Matzuk,
and Jen Weihmuller. The flower girls
were Roselyn Pelaez, Stella Palaez,
and Ava Palaez. The groom was at-
' a' tis year r riin
A a rmon,
tended by Chris Dunn, Aaron Halter,
Kelly Philman, and Matt Weihmull-
Ira graduated from Trenton High
School, Florida College, and St. Leo
University. He is currently employed
by the Dixie County Times as a re-
porter and photographer.
Amanda graduated from Christian-
burg High School and Florida Com-
munity College. She is currently em-
ployed by Publix Super Market.
After a honeymoon to Savannah,
Georgia, and Christianburg, Virginia,
the couple is making their home in
Dave and Peggy Hunt will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary
on December. 21, 2008. They have three great sons and three
wonderful daughters-in-law as well as two fine grandsons, two
beautiful granddaughters and a very beautiful great-granddaughter.
They attribute their successful marriage to a faith in God and their
love for one another.
Mr. J.T. and Mrs. Dorothy Beck of Trenton are planning to have a
wonderful Christmas Eve visiting with their large family. The Becks now
have 13 great-grandchildren.
Lois Cosgrove is currently residing at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center and she welcomes friends to come visit.
Happy Birthday wishes to Taylor Craig, Brandon Warner, Chanae Lat.-
ner, and Robert Schroeder on December 25; Courtney Akiis, Stepha-
nie Langford, George Pickard, Buster Armstrong, and Mary Dunlap on
December 26; Debra Jones, Mary Ann Griner, Cathy Seay, and Keith
Benson on December 27; Julie Rogers, Johnny Mack, Jr., Ashley Bras-
well, Casey Martin Benson, and Wyatt Van Landingham on December
28; Becky Langford, Mathew Douglas, Kyle Manders, Shawn Langford,
Fred Wilkerson, Emanuel Harris, Shirley White, Marsha Mahoney, and
Grant William Stanley on December 29; Cindy Bayer, Laura Weaver
Brown, Helen Meschen, Christopher Philman, and Nell Yelvington on
December 30; Renae Langford, Horace Quincey, Lucille Travis, Lisa
Graham, and Lois Fletcher on December 31.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Forest Beach and Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt Stalvey on December 25; Judge Ed and Jeanne Philman
on December 26; Johnnie and Yvonne Lanier and Matthew and Tiffany
VunCannon on December 27; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cummings and Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Rogers on December 28; Mr. and Mrs. Clint Durrance on De-
77 al 4c t/
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Michael David Smith, 3/21/1976,
and Nissa Louise Kilian, 2/24/1978,
both of Trenton.
Levi Bobby Holder, 9/9/1985..and
Christa Michelle Bishop, 12/17/1984,
both of Trenton.
Thomas Joseph Azar; III, 3/2/1984,
and Maegan Aline McNerney,
4/28/1981, both of San Jose, Califor-
SPatrick Roland Duniphin,
11/5/1983, and Mary Ann Butcher,
Jim and Betty Yelvington
Mr. andcMrs. Jim yelvington
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yelvington of
Blountstown celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on November
They are the parents of Rusty Yelv-
ington of Bell, Cheryl Creek of Cara-
belle, Sonya Todd of Port St. Joe, and
Michael Yelvington of Tallahassee.
4/26/1986, bpth of.Trenton.
Robert B. McApine 1117' 1968.
of Cedar Key, and Dawn C. Santana,
.5/31/1965, of Fanning Springs.
amuel Franklin Crews,
12/21/1982, and Sarah Elizabeth
Maynard. 1/15/1988, both of Chiel-
Michael Lee Sellers, 9/1/1986, of
Bay City, Texas, and Kara Nicole
Smith, 8/15/1988; of Corpus Christi,
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
207 North Main Street Trenton
, football, love, laughter,
. ,.l .....lS There's no
at d d better way to
--o say Happy New
Damon Leggett, Property Appraiser Family & Staff
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Ira and Amanda Mikell
Iftoe/r ancd/,Xe wed
to get all those
New Year's resolutions
in order. May all your
goals be fulfilled now and
throughout the coming year.
Happy Holidays to each and everyone!
Time's running out
to wish you a
Year! Best wishes
from all of us.
Sheree H. Lancaster,
Family and Staff
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2
LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L
As a little girl, Christmas at our of the past and can't seem to move
house was always a big celebration... ahead in forgiveness and success. Or
my Daddy would wake us up early maybe we live in the past because
to open presents and Mama would we believe they were our best days,
have the house smelling so good with and the rest of our years will pale in
Christmas dinner in the oven. She comparison-and they absolutely will
still does! But I remember always as long as we choose to stay behind.
going back to our Christmas tree af- God's plan here is for us togive the
ter all the presents were opened and present and future our energy, our
the family celebration was over. That hope and our faith that God's plan for
tree seemed so sad standing there all us will be "immeasurably more than
alone...and even now as an adult, I all we ask or. imagine, according to
still have trouble leaving it -tip very His power that is at work within us."
long past Christmas Day. I like mov- (Ephesians 3:20)
ing forward-don't you? After Christ- The abundant life that Christ offers
mas, I immediately start looking for us is not a destination, but ajourney...
the fresh clean pages of the New and to find it, we keep moving for-
Year's calendar. Depending on how ward until we reach that "heaven-
you look at it, those pages can repre- ward" home.
sent days full of dread and demands The second part of the instruction
or they can shine with possibility and is just as critical; "straining toward
opportunities! what is ahead" is something we need
The Bible records the Apostle Paul to give special attention. Webster's
saying it best: "...I press on to take dictionary defines strain as "to strug-
hold of that for which Christ Jesus gle; to make a desperate effort."
took hold of me...but one thing I do; This is our first clue that pressing
forgetting what is behind and strain- on and moving forward will not be
ing toward what is ahead, I press 6n an easy thing to do. "Easy" usually
toward the goal to win the prize for means staying right in that comfort-
which God has called me heaven- able spot-it may not even be a great
ward in Christ Jesus." (Philippians spot, but at least we know what to
3:13-14) expect...not much! But we do have
Understanding that God has a plan the choice: we can take the easy way
and purpose for our lives is important, and spend the rest of our lives won-
but He has called us to participate during if there was more, or we can
with Him in bringing that purpose to start. making that desperate effort to
reality. Paul says we have to' "press find arid live in the purpose for which
on" or keep moving forward to fulfill God planned our whole life.
that plan. Then he gives us instruc- I hope so much that you will grab
tion on how to dojust that. Forgetting' those fresh pages of a new calendar
what is behind doesn't mean that we and see them as fresh new opportuni-
can't remember our past...only God ties to be everything that God created
can intentionally forget anything, you to be...because your heart really
What it does mean is that the past does matter!
shouldn't take priority over the pres- Blessings for an amazing New
ent and future. Too many of us live Year!
continually with the hurt and failures Angie
Trenton Community Nazarene Church
(2 miles west o.traffic light on SR-126)
10:30 a.m. Sunday worshi Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worsip Service
+4--10O7 Pastor Merle Goodrich
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
SSunday Worship 11. a.m.i& ,7 p.mn:: ', .1
SPrayer & Discipleshi mWed p7 Pm ,
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
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
S Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
i Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor
T(rZu"ic a ''tet' IMet't 5pi 4..? i T.i.s pfa.ete
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
. 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
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:
KidMo ....... ......................... 6:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services ~
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corer of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided fo all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classesfor all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
SD NAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038for more information
First Baptist Church
Some of the best lessons
young people can learn in 4-H
are determination, perseverance,
patience, and hard work.
Our 4-H'er of the week has
recently demonstrated all of these
attributes in his 4-H poultry project.
Michael Smith is a member of the
Udderly Perfect 4-H Club. While
this club primarily focuses on the
dairy project, Michael has decided
he likes to raise hogs and chickens.
Michael raised his first hog last year
for the Suwannee River Youth Fair.
This year he's currently raising his
second hog for the fair.
Last June Michael purchased 15
pullets to participate in the laying
hen project. He raised his 15 pullets
into a flock of brown-egg layers,
including Black Sex-Links, Rhode
Island Reds, and his favorite,
Barred Plymouth Rocks. Michael
chose his best three Barred Rocks to
participate in our third annual 4-H
Laying Hen Show last Friday at the
Depot in Trenton. Michael's three
hens won first prize! However, over
the weekend a dog somehow dug
into his chicken coop and decimated
several of his birds. While Michael
is definitely disappointed, he
The month of December was par-
ticularly busy for the Sheriff's vol-
unteers due to coordination, pack-
ing and distribution of Thanksgiving
packages to area residents. Approxi-
mately 400 hours were devoted to
this worthy cause by the volunteers,
with some additional hours spent
patrolling and attending a memorial
service for a former deputy sheriff.
Crime watch vehicles were driven
1,774 miles during the month.
,Without the financial and in-kind,
support given, by county residents,
A group of senior citizens from the Cruse Center recently sat down
Santa surprised seniors at the
has shown great maturity and
determination. He already has plans
to strengthen his coop and start over.
He's developed a great appreciation
of keeping a home laying flock,
and Michael won't let something
like a dog keep him from enjoying
Congratulations, Michael, on be-
ing the 4-H'er of the week! Gilchrist
County 4-H would like 'to wish ev-
eryone in the county a Merry Christ-
mas and Happy New Year!
Any young person can join 4-H
*regardless of race, color, handicap,
creed, or religion. Just call 464-4174
this community service would not
have been possible. Our sincere
thanks is extended to those who con-
CARE (Check and "Respond .Ev-
eryday) callers were busy 'during
the month of October by raking
116 calls and 2 home visits to those
in need. During November, 78 calls
were made with 2 home visits.
SThe next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 6 p.m.
in the Sheriff's Office meeting room.
The public is invited to attend.
Rosemary McDaniel; PIO
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH cs($B
6259.$.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SuNDAv SCHOOL .................................. -9:45 AM
MORNING woRSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ..........,........................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE$:
ADULT BIBLE $TUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
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Sharon Akins Langford
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Home Phone: (352) 472-2629
CellPhone: (352) 213-2395
Commissioner Board Meetings held
1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
GILCHRIST COUNTY NUMBERS:
Animal Control ............. 463-3158
Building Dept 463-3173
Planning & Zoning................463-3127
Clerk of Court 463-3170
Clerk of Court............. 1-800-267-3182
Hart Springs Park..................463-3444
Health Dept 463-3120
Road Dept 463-3223
Sheriff's Office........... 1-800-701-3410
Solid Waste 463-3185
Supervisor of Elections..........463-3194
Tax Collector 463-3178
On Friday, December 19, Santa
made a surprise visit to the Cruse
Center to entertain the seniors who
meet there for lunch on a daily basis.
With the help of the County
Commissioners and the Suwannee
River Economic Council Senior
Advisory Group, everyone attending
received a lap robe, a box of
chocolates, and a fruit basket.
The seniors had their pictures taken
sitting on Santa's lap; I think that
many of them felt like they were in
their second childhood. Isn't it great
From there Santa traveled south
to the Trenton Senior Center where
he also performed his magic for
everyone in attendance.
Senior Advisory Group
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 W orship ........ ........................ 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening Worship ....... ............................ 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)
Sunday School.................. ..... 10:00 AM
Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM T
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milon ;: Youth!Directobji sh Dease
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Enineerinq Academy students are busy at THS!
Rear view of the Sand rail conversion vehicle. From left to right; Mike
Elliot,.Mr. Barselou, Chris Ellison & Jordan Gray behind the wind-
shield, Corey Flanders, Jacob Wilson and Colbie Reed (operating the
The Engineering Academy (Engi-
neering Technology-III) students at
Trenton High. School are undertak-
ing a new project this school year.
The Engineering focus is transpor-
tation designed to be both clean and
inexpensive. The students' proposal
consists 6f a conversion project, that
is, converting a typical four cylinder
internal combustion engine (ICE) ve-
hicle to a clean and efficient electric
powered vehicle. The proposal looks.
at utilizing a tubular "space:frame" as
the chassis and vehicle body and in-
stalling a dual electrical system. The
first, or primary electrical system, will
provide electrical power for the drive
motor, while the secondary electrical
system will provide a power supply
for all other electrical needs, such as
headlights, brake-lights and turn sig-
The engineering students are
working with self-imposed design
criteria on this project. Some of the
specifications include two passenger
capability, limiting the gross vehicle
weight to 1,750 pounds, and estab-
lishing a design speed of 65 miles per
hour. Lowering the vehicle weight
reduces the overall rolling resistance
which ultimately increases energy ef-
ficiency of the electric vehicle. Their
preliminary calculations indicate that
if they are able to keep the vehicle
weight down they should be able to
obtain the desired 65 mile per hour.
top speed and provide for a 30'to 40
mile range betweenh recharging). If;
they are capable of doing this, and
assuming electricity is selling for
11 cents per kilowatt/hour. they will
incur a recharge (or refuel) cost of
about 90 cents. or approximately 3
cents per mile operating cost!
With the preliminary numbers in
hand the Engineering Academy pur-"
chased a used VW "Sand-rail" for the
project- As purchased, the Sand-rail
weighed-in at approximately 1,350
pounds. The first phase of the proj-
ect, the "deconstruction phase," re-
quires the engineering students to
strip off approximately 325 pounds
of excess or unneeded weight from
the vehicle.- This weight reduction
consists of items like the engine,
engine mounting brackets, and fuel
tank that need to be removed. In an
attempt to increase the aerodynamics
of the vehicle the students decided to
remove and reconfigure the existing
roll cage and windshield. The last
part of this phase of the project in-
cludes the grinding and refinishing of
the tubular steel space frame of the'
The second phase of the project,
the reconstruction phase, includes
the installation of the modified roll
cage and windshield, new seating
with three point safety harness and'
the dual electrical system. The en-
gineering students will need to first
design and construct a primary elec-
trical system for propulsion. The pri-
mary electrical system will consist of
a series of lead-acid batteries provid-
ing 72 to 96 volts of power to a single
advanced DC electric motor. Power
will be regulated via a pulse width
modulation (PWM) controller and a
5 kilo-ohn potentiometer in the same
manner that the throttle (or gas pedal)
controls the flow of gasoline to the
carburetor or fuel injection system.
The advanced DC motor being uti-
lized for this project is rated at 12 con-
tinuous to 40 peak horsepower. Un-
like the typical automobile that uses
an internal combustion engine with
a power rating of 125 horsepower or
more, the electric vehicle is capable
of operating in the' same driving en-
vironment with a much lower power
rating on its motor. This isdue to the
fact that the internal combustion en-
gine operates at only about 18% effi-
ciency. What.that means.is that most
of the energy generated by the engine
(ICE) actually goes to waste in the'"
form of heat rather than converting it.
to useful work. Now looking at the
electric motor, the advanced DC mo-
tor utilized for this project is rated at
approximately 90% efficiency. That
is, only 10% of the energy is lost in
the form of heat as compared to over
80% loss for the internal combus-
tion engine. As a result, the power
requirement from a typical electrical
motor is considerably less than that
of the ICE, hence, the lower horse-
Once the primary electrical sys-
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tem has been installed and tested, the
students will need to design and con-
struct the secondary electrical system
which will provide electrical power
for all the remaining electrical needs
via a pair of parallel 12 volt batteries.
Installation of headlights, taillights,
turn signals, emergency flashers, and
battery boxes will need to be com-
pleted prior to wiring the secondary
electrical system into a new control
The control consul will be used to
house all the electrical components,
to include switches, fuses, and relays.
All this new construction is estimat-
ed to add approximately 200 pounds
back to the original frame, not in-
cluding the anticipated 400 pounds
of batteries needed to power both the
electric drive and support systems.
As the process*began, the upper
level engineering students quickly
learned that designing the project
was only half the battle.' The real
work came In the form of "trouble-
shooting" all the problems that
arose during the deconstruction and
reconstruction phases of the proj-
ect. Fabricating parts with the help
of Mr. Charles Campbell, Campbell
Fabricating, became a time consum-
ing process. Each of the new or
revised parts required the students
to first identify and layout the indi-
vidual parts in AutoCAD and provide
a clear and detailed drawing for con-
struction. Then they had to obtain
estimates for construction and finally
schedule the actual part for fabrica-
tion. With the new part in hand,
the students went to work under the
guidance of Mr. Campbell, installing
the components on the vehicle. Test-
ing each of the newly installed pieces
is critical before the vehicle even gets
on the road. On more than one oc-
casion problems forced the engineer-
ing students to regroup, rethink and
redesign. Welcome to the world of
High end, real world projects like
this electric vehicle conversion are.
typical for a Trenton High School En-
gineering Academy student. If proj-
ects like these sound like something
that might interest you and you're a
student in the Gilchrist County school
system, please feel free to contact Mr.
Don Barselou' (Academy Director) at
Trenton High School or send him an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trenton High School Engineering
Academy students began their day
with a design problem. Students were
required to design a balloon capable
of lifting a 34 pound payload into
flight using nothing more than hot air.
The problem seemed easy enough.
Almost too easy some thought. Then
the details of the project were ex-
plained. and a timeline established.
The students were required to design
a balloon capable of lifting the pay-
load and provide mathematical calcu-
lations supporting their respective de-
signs, proving that the design would
be capable of doing what it was in-
tended to do. This was followed by a
set of design drawings and construc-
tion detail drawings, all completed
using AutoCAD-2008 software; these
students.now had a large project to
Hot air balloons are based on a very
basic scientific principle: warmer air
rises in cooler air. Essentially, hot air
is lighter than cool air, because it has
less mass per unit of volume. A cubic
foot of air weighs roughly 28 grams
(or about one ounce). If you heat that
air by 100 degrees F, it weighs about
7 grams less. Therefore, each cubic
foot of air contained in a hot air bal-
loon can lift approximately 7 grams.
That's not much, and this is why hot
air balloons are so huge -- to lift 1,000
pounds, you need about 65,000 cubic
feet of hot air! This principle was ap-
plied by the Engineering Academy
students to determine the volume of
heated air needed to lift the specified
payload. From that point the students
began the "reverse-engineering" pro-
.cess to determine the appropriate
diameter of the balloon needed for
lift. Once those calculations were
completed, the design process com-
As the Engineering Academy stu-
dents ventured into the world pf hot
air balloon design, they were con-
stantly confronted by the need to ef-
fectively apply mathematics to their
designs. As you know, a hot air bal-
loon is curved on almost all sides.
Now the problem became how. to
mathematically "peel-apart" the bal-
loon so that they could design it on
the computer and print it out in detail
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Principle of Engineering students .begin the inflation process with
Brandon Stone on the ladder.
as a flat two-dimensional object. Us-
ing a series of curved surface equa-
tions, the Engineering Academy stu-
dents developed spreadsheets to help
"grind-out" the mathematical formu-
las and equations necessary for their
designs. These calculations typically
filled four pages of standard note-
book paper and required almost one
week of total class time! But the pro-
cess was well worth it. Now armed
with the numbers needed to continue
on their project, they went back to
the computers to complete the design
phase of the project.
With detailed construction plans in
hand the Engineering Academy stu-
dents began the actual construction
process. Each gore of the balloon
was constructed from individual pan-
els of material, glued together, and
laid out in the specific pattern speci-
fied by their respective designs. The
completed balloons ranged in size
from 5-4 to 8-, feet tall and vary-
ing from 4-4 to 5-4 feet in diameter.
The Engineering Academy students
proved their design effectiveness in
the early morning hours on Monday
at Trenton High School. Each of the
seven balloons was weighted down
with the appropriate payload and
then test flown on the football field.
All were successful with three of the
seven balloons attaining altitudes in
excess of 100 feet!
Welcome to a day in the life of a
Trenton High School Engineering
Academy student! If this sounds like
something that might .interest you
and you're a student in the Gilchrist
County school system, please feel
free to contact Mr. Don Barselou
(Academy Director) at Trenton High
School or send him an e-mail at
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Bell Band attends
Tri-Ulate band competition
After much anticipation and preparation. last weekend we attended
Florida State University's 28th Annual Tn-State Honors Band Festival.
After being evaluated in auditions. we were placed into different bands,'
each under the direction of a prestigious conductor. Over the course of
three days. we spent several hours at a time rehearsing music to perform
at our final concert on Sunday. '
The director of Erica's band was Professor James Keene who recently
retired from the University of Illinois School of Music after serving as,
their Director of Bands for 23 years, In Kristen's band, the director was
Dr. Paula Holcomb who is the, Director of Bands at State University of
New York in Fredonia and has taught tlere since 1999. The director of
Samantha's band wvas Michael Kaufman ho recently retired from public
school teaching after 27 )ears as Director of Bands at Grand Ledge High
School in Grand Ledge.
Going to Tri-State was a fantastic experience for all of us. We wereable
to participate and experience things we would not be able to anywhere.
else. Taking us out of our 40-person band and putting us into a band of
over 100 individuals was something we may ne\er get to do agaii: We
look forward to bringing the things that we learned at festival back tour
own band and continue expanding our knowledge of music. We would
like to thank the Bell Band Boosters and band director for giving us this
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and's Winter Concert delights the audience jj
J Bell Bai
You knew the Bell Band's Winter
Concert was going to be a special
event when you were welcomed by
ladies clad in Dickens era attire. Joy
Railey, Stacey Bachmann and Lori
Hunter set the tone with their period
gowns, and the old fashion Christmas
theme carried through to the recep-
tion area.. The auditorium walls were
covered in a Winter Wonderland. The
stage area was trimmed in Christmas
trees, poinsettias, lights and illusion.
The evening's festivities began
with the debut of the, new Bell Band
Choir singing "Let It Snow, Let It
Snow." Throughout the night the
group performed such tunes as "Jin-
gle Bell Rock," "Rocking around
the Christmas Tree," and "Frosty the
Snowman." Members of the choir
are Kristina Ritchey, Kristen Burke,
Erica Dahlgren, Samantha Ryan,
Gabrielle Hunter, Sarah Saffell,
Michelle Speck, Audrey Philman,
Natasha Dahlgren, Melissa Byers,
Melanie Deane, Alexis Spoehr, Tony
Ash, Josh Ash, Austin Myers, Timo-
thy Griffith, Tyler Cutts and Braxton
During each of the band's perfor-
mance, members of that band intro-
duced each musical selection and
gave a brief history of the piece. The
first to perform was the Sixth Grade
band. Their pieces were "Frere
Jacques," "Skip to my Lou," "Mexi-
can Hat Dance," "Bingo," and "Jin-
A unique twist to the Seventh and
iEighth Grade Band performance was
the use of student guest conductors.
"Band aids," Junior Kristen Burke
and Senior Erica Dahlgren along with
Teacher Cadet Samantha Ryan have
been assisting the band program dur-
ing the year. Part of their experience
is learning conducting and the chance
to become proficient in another in-
strument. Kristen Burke conducted
the band for "St.'Nick Salsa" and
chose the tuba for a third instrument.
Erica Dahlgren conducted them in
"Rudolph the Red Nose .Reindeer"
and chose the trombone for her third
ers, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
on tubas and a clarinet/saxophone
version of "Winter Wonderland" by
Audrey Philman, Natasha Dahlgren,
Braxton Railey, and Kristin Williams.
Memorable duets were Erica Dahl-
gren and Nikki Bolender perform-
ing "Little Drummer Boy" on flutes,
sixth graders Robert Clarke and Da-
vid Sandvick with a alto saxophone
version of "Jolly Old St. Nick" and
Josh Ash and Alexis Spoehr perform-
ing "Two Front Teeth" on tenor saxo-
phones. Solo standouts were Kristen
Burke playing "Sugar Plum Fairies"
on the bassoon, Cody Hart perform-
ing "O Holy Night" on trombone and
seventh grader Katie Thomas' perfor-
mance of "Joy to the World" on the
The High School Symphonic Band
performed "The Nightmare Before
Christmas," "Green Sleeves," "First'
Noel," and the ,traditional "Sleigh
Ride" with Percussion.Captain Justin
Seip galloping through the audience
with the whip sound effect. After the
Symphonic band's program was the
Drumline's cadence and they were
joined by the rest of the marching
band and flag team for a performance-
of "Tonight" and "America" from
West Side Story. The program's
conclusion was the band's playing of
The band boosters hosted a repep-
tion of decadent goodies, punch and
coffee following the concert. The
band would like to thank D6cor
Chairperson Joy Railey and Hospital-
ity Chairperson Dena Griffith and all
their little helpers Beth Sauls, Connie
Jordan, Elaine Lagasse, Lori Hunter,
'Yvonne Nobs, Cinnamon McPhear-
son and Stacey Bachmann for their
hours of hard work.
Thank'you to School Superin-
tendent Don Thomas, School board
member Robert Clemons, Principal
Rick Reed, Judge Ed Philman and
Dean of Students Billy Mikell for
your attendance and continued sup-
port of the band. Thanks also to the
band's adopted parents Jeff and Lori
Gover and grandparents Donald and
Marianne Hinz for making the trek
from Vero Beach to enjoy our pro-
gram. Thank you to our former band
members and members of the Tren-
ton Tiger band that attended and sup-
ported the effort, we do appreciate it.
Finally, thank you to Jean Ann Can-
non for the donated Mary Kay Gift
basket and congratulations to the re-
cipient, Billy Mikell.
The Bell Band PTogram wishes
everyone a safe and joyous Holiday
Season. Take the time to spend some
precious moments with friends and
loved ones; they're gone before you
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Pictured above is the 6th grade band including; Shyne Feldmann, Taylor Ferguson, Robert Clarke, David
Sandvick, Wyatt Aderholt, Alyssa Jones, Pristina Birchfield, Trever Bare, Sterling Sauls, Austin Thomas,
Chad Barnes, Courtney Hayes, Emily Trigg and of course Director of Bands, Sara Gover.
instrument. The final guest conduc-
tor, Samantha Ryan lead them in
"Nuttin for Christmas" and chose the
trombone as her second instrument.
Another show stopper of the night
was the three performances of the
flag auxiliary. Ulrica Diamond and
Kara Cannon started it off with rou-
tine to "Carol of Bells" show casing
their dancing and agility. Michelle
Speck and Tori Ryan performed an
outstanding flag routine to "Strange,"
which featured a cross stage throw of
flags to each other. The.final number
was a solo flaigperformance by Shel-
by Rogers to "Smooth Criminal."
The entire evening was sprinkled
with many great solo, duet, and en-
semble performances between each
band's program. Some of the high-
lights were ensemble performance of
"Grandma Got Run Over" on record-
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Linda Dilley kills 8-point deer
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Linda Dilley killed this 8-point deer at the end of November while
hunting in Cuthbert, Georgia.
Timely Garden Tips
Cleyera is a reliable shrub that
will serve as a backdrop plant. New
growth is bronzy-red and changes
to dark green as leaves mature. The
plant is a slower grower than red tip.
Cleyera is prized for its versatility.
It makes a good accent shrub, founda-
tion plant, container plant, or hedge.
In the landscape it requires little care.
Cleyera is drought resistant, and has
no major pest or disease problems.
Cleyera grows best in full sun to
partial shade. It prefers moist, well
drained, acidic soil. Leaves will turn
yellow if the soil is alkaline. The
overall form is upright oval to round.
In spring, Cleyera has small yel-
low-white flowers that are fragrant.
They're followed by yellow to dark-
red fruits, which gradually split open
revealing black seeds. If allowed to
grow without cutting back, Cleyera
reaches 8 to 10 feet tall, and 5 to 6
feet wide. Its dark green, glossy
leaves accent any landscape. Cleyera
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Sue Sharp is making all kinds of scrap quilts; her work is so great.
Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
December 18, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Today was visitors
day; we had four from the trailer
park, and two from Lecanto. Every-
one had a great day visiting and look-
ing through quilt books.
We are filling up on the bus and
we look forward to going when the
time comes. If you want a fun day,
Greg and six young men were out
on Tuesday; they helped put Christ-
mas crafts away, juiced lemons, and
so much more. We do appreciate all
they do. Thanks, Lancaster.
We are beginning to get the mu-
seum back in order. We have lots of
fabric, books, and what have you that
until we put things away we don't
have room to put it out. More comes
in all the time and we thank everyone
who donates, and we make good use
of it all.
Lunch was so good with chicken
and rice, sweet potatoes, acre peas,
macaroni and cheese, meatballs in
sauce, rolls, coconut pie, chocolate
dessert, apple dumplings, chocolate
pie, rice krispy bars, and so much
Springhouse Quilters news
Springhouse quilters have finished absolutely amazing how fabric can
out another great quilting year. It be turned into such beautiful pieces
has been busy but very productive, of art work. Hand quilting is still a
Many quilts, both large and small, choice made by many quilters to fin-
were started and some were finished, ish their quilts. With new and better
Some of us still have things that need quilting machines, many quilters are
to be finished. Maybe 2009 will be turning to machine quilting in order
the year to get many of our quilts to finish more of their quilting proj-
finished. Springhouse is planning to ects.
have a quilt show in mid-November To all of you from Springhouse,
of 2009, and we are hoping that many we wish you a safe and very Merry
of the finished quilts will be entered Christmas. The next meeting of
into the show. An invitation is al- Springhouse for both the day and
ways extended to others in the area. night groups will be the second Tues-
to join in placing items in the show day in January 2009. For informa-
to give it a better variety of quilted tion on Springhouse, call or contact
projects. There are so many beau- Lois Scott at 463 2207.
tiful'art quilts being made, and it is Lois Scott
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Student Council sponsored a week
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help bring joy to Gilchrist County
families that find themselves homeless
at Christmas. The BES Student
Council members asked students to
open their hearts and donate items to
"Project Joy," and open their hearts
When Terri MacDonald from
United Way, Inc. came to pick up our
donations, she had to rearrange boxes
just to be able to see to drive! Gloves,
hats, sweaters, toiletry items, small
toys, and snacks were just some of
the items that were donated.
The project was inspired by fifth
grader Colin O'Sullivan who asked,
"Why are we always sending money
and stuff to other countries-when we
have people right here inAmerica and
Gilchrist County who need our hell?"
We found out that homelessness in
America is a growing problem and
that in rural areas it is more hidden.
More and more families are finding
themselves in poverty or temporarily
homeless due to domestic violence
When BES Student Council
members contacted United Way, Inc.
to find out how we could help, our
stipulation was that our boxes would
first go to families and individuals
within our community. Thank you,
Colin O'Sullivan, foryour inspiration,
and BES students, for biinging joy to
the hearts of others this Christmas
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Oelrich named chair of
Levy County Delegation
Senator Steve Oelrich (R Cross
Creek) was elected as Chairman of
the Levy County Legislative Delega-
tion last week during the delegation's
annual meeting. Oelricli was chosen
unanimously by the five member
group to serve as chair for the next
S"Levy !County, just like the entire
state, is seeing some very tough times
right now," commented Oelrich. "We
need to come together and establish.
our priorities so the constituents of
Levy County and the citizens of Flor-
ida are best served by the people they
In addition to Senator Steve Oel-
rich. Senator Charlie Dean, Repre-
,serntie L.rr), Crelul.-Representa-.
tive Rqn Schultz, and Representative.
Leonard Benibry also serve on the
Levy County Legislative Delegation.
S"It is ourdelegation's goal to make
sure the people'of Levy County are
well represented in Tallahassee," said
Oelrich. "With the five members cur-
rently on. our delegation, I am confi-
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Staff from all the departments of Lancaster Correctional Institution
share in the true meaning of Christmas by donating gifts for Children
sponsored by the Guardian ad Litem Program. These gifts will be
distributed among children in Gilchrist and Levy counties. The chil-
dren range in age from 4 months to 17 years old. Pictured above
representing their department is: Don Dasher, Regional Maintenance,
Gus Mazorra, Assistant Warden, Sherry Lancaster, President of the
Guardian Foundation, Inc. "Annette Rolling, Assistant l;rden..
Craig Ruede, Food Service Director, Virgil Locke, Classification Su-
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Eighth Judicial Circuit:
Guardian ad Litem Program
Once again the Guardian ad Litem
Program w.as presented with over 100
gifts for our abused and abandoned
children for Christmas this year from
the wonderful staff at Lancaster Cor-
This is our fourth annual gifting
from a very generous and caring
group of people in our community.
This year our Guardian Foundation,.
Inc. President, Ms. Sheree Lancaster,
was there to ,thank the staff person-
ally on behalf of the Foundation. We
deeply appreciate their contribution.
Our children are overwhelmed when
we deliver 5 and 6 presents to, each
of them. They are overwhelmed that
there is someone out there who cares
We are thankful to have so many
genuinely generous folks out here
willing to help our children. We also
need people. willing to speak up for
our children in court as Guardian ad
Litem Volunteers. Our Volunteers are
a special group of dedicated members
from our community who advocate
.for the best interests of our children.
There is a GAL training coming up in
February. Please call (352) 463-3135
or- (352) 486-3308 to ask about vol-
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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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Mr. Larry Lonzo Gilbert
Mr. Larry Lonzo Gilbert, 57, of
Cross City passed away Wednes-
day, December 17, 2008, at the VA,
Hospital in Gainesville.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Lubbock,'
Texas. He served in the United
States Army where.he was a com-
munications expert during the Viet-
nam era. He was injured in Ger-
many while in transit to Vietnam
and became disabled. He was a
member of the National Rifle As-
sociation and a lifetime member of
the Disabled American Veterans.
He attended Lydia Baptisi Church
and the Cross City Church of God.
He enjoyed growing Sago Palms
and working in the nursery, hunting.
fishing, taking cruises and playing
SHe is survived by his wife, Gloria
Gilbert of Cross City; sons, Blaine
(Shanley) Gilbert of Old Town. and
Dane Gilbert of Cross City: daugh-
ter, Lara (Ruben) of Cross City;
mother, Nell Ganus of Gilbertown,
Alabama; sister, Yvonne (W.E.
"Pop") Whittington of Gilbertown,
Alabama; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
.Saturday, December 20, 2008 at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Reverend Carroll Lee
officiating. Burial followed at Min-
go Cemetery. A visitation was on
December 19, 2008, at the funeral
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.
Mrs. Marie Mims
Mrs. Marie Mims Griffin passed
away peacefully on December
19, 2008, at Haven Hospice in
She was born on August 21. 1924,
in Sumner, and lived most of her
life in Chiefland on the family farm.
She was a homemaker, a mem-
Donna M. Doane and Fernanda
Hearn Perry Estate to Richard Ben-
jamin Perry a/k/a Haridas Baba, Wil-
liam P. Perry, Jr., Geffrey H. Perry,
and Donna M. Doane, personal
representative's deed, $10.00, Lot 7
Block D Unit 2 Two River Estates
Subdivision, on 12/15/2008.
Kevin P. Davis and Joseph W.
Gilliam Gilchrist County Clerk of
Court to Household Finance Corpo-
LAND CLEARING & SITE PREP
TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL
BACKHOE & BUSH HOG
ber of Concord Baptist Church, and
the Prayer Warriors Sunday School
Class. She was a member of the Cur-
ryville Homemakers Club for over 55
years and served on the Levy County
Extension Advisory Board. She also
delivered chow meals for Meals on
She was preceded in death by her
husband of 64 years Leonard P. Grif-
fin; son Baynard Griffin, a sister,
Dorothy Sheppard, and a brother,
She is survived by her son, Kirk
(Darlene) Griffin, Sr.; grandson, Ron
(Amanda) Griffin; granddaughter,
Brook Griffin; two step-granddaugh-
ters. Jessica (Mlichael) Reily. and
Deborah Lee, and three great-grand-
children, Kirk "Little Man" Griffin,
Hannah Griffin. and Jayden "Toote"
Cannon; one brother, A.J. (Betrendai
Mims; a sister-in-law, Debra Mims; a
loving first cousin. Walter Clemons:
and several nieces and nephe s.
Visitation was held on Decem-
ber 22, 2008, at Knauff Funeral
Home. Funeral services were held
on December 23. 2008 at Knauff
Funeral Home with Reverend Jamie
Brock officiating. Burial followed at
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Knauff Funeral Home in
Mr. John L.
Mr. John L. Hollandsworth. 72, of
Cedar Key passed away on December
19, 2008. at Ocala Regional Medical
Center in Ocala.
Mr. Hollandsworth was a retired
business owner. He was born in
Clarksburg. West Virginia and moved
to Cedar Key area about 2 years ago
from Shinston, West Virginia. He
served his country in the US Air
He is survived by his wife, Susan
Hollandsworth of Cedar Key; sons.
Larry Hollandsworth of Columbia.
South Carolina. and John Holland-
sworth of Nutter Fort. West Virginia;
daughter. Joy Hendren of Farming-
ton Hills, Michigan: a stepdaughter,
Jennifer Morris of Rivesville, West
Virginia; a stepson, Anthony McCue
of Waverly, Illinois; sisters, Rebecca
Day of Houston, Texas, Ann Fenton
of Athens, Tennessee, Donna Wil-
liamson of Cape Coral; brothers,
Roger Hollandsworth of Barnesville,
Georgia, David Hollandsworth of
Marion, South Carolina; 13 grand-
children, and two great-grandchil-
A memorial service was held on
Sunday, December 21,2008, at Rose-
wood Baptist Church. Funeral ser-
vices will also be conducted in West
Virginia at a later date.
Arrangements under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Mr. Harold R. "Harr"
Mr. Harold R. "Harry" Lord passed
away on December 15. 2008 at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Manhattan. Ne\w
York City. New York on February
1I. 1928, one of three children born
to parents Harry Lord and Virginia
Balz-Lord, aka Ida Miller.
He married Joan Mullenix on June
21. 1954. in New York. where they
li ed and raised their family. They re-
newed their vows on June 21. 1995.
Harry was a successful business
owner w\ho loved golf and played
at many courses around the country
In 1998 he retired, and Mr. and Mrs.
Lord moved to Chiefland to be near
family and the golf course.
Harry is loved and survived by his
wife. Joan Lord of Chiefland; daugh-
ters. Linda Cardinal and Joanne
Lord of Chiefland, Sheri Kulhanek
of Palmer. Alaska. Gloria Seeger of
Lo\ettsville. Virginia; a son. Harry
Lord of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
granddaughters, Virginia Picini of
West [slip. New York, and Dena Mc-
Cusker of Trenton; grandsons. Frank
Bell of Holtsville. New York, Da-
mian Cardinal of Chiefland. Harrison
Lord of Pittiburg, Pennsylvania, and
Daniel Kulhanek of Palmer. Alaska.
He will be greatly missed.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
%ices in Chiefland.
ration, certificate of title, $10.00, on deed, $10.00, Lot 63 Riverwalk 90.00-93.00 (91.50); 355-390 (367)
12/15/2008. .. of Fanning. Springs Phase 3, on 4.00-92.00 (87.44); 405-430 (415)
.E.B. Sauls to Elisabeth Sauls, war- 12/17/2008. 80.00-89.00 (84.32); 465-485 (471)
ranty deed, $10.00, on 12/16/2008. Riverwalk Partners LLP to Tro- 74.00-80.00 (76.43); 500-525 (510)
Jean B. Kelley and Alicia R. Peth pisol LC, quit claim deed, $1Q.00, 69.00-77.00 (73.70); 565-595 (585)
to Jean B. Kelley and Alicia R. Lot 62 The Riverwalk of Fanning 69.00-74.00 (71.02); 610-645 (627)
Peth, quit claim deed, $10.00, on Springs, on 12/17/2008. 70.00-73.00 (71.32); 650-695 (668)
12/16/2008. Robin Rose Johns f/k/a Robin 68.00-71.00(69.49).
Tal A. Taylor and Michele L. Tay- Rose Royster to Robin Rose Johns Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
lor to Tal A. Taylor and Michele L. and William R. Royster, quit claim 2-3: 260-285 (273) 90.00-98.00
Taylor, quit claim deed, $10.00, on deed, $10.00, Lot7 Sanders Oaks, on (94.46); 305-335 (322) 84.00-90.00
,12/17/2008, 12/17/2008. (86.27); 360-390 (368) 81.00-84.00,
SRiverwa lkPartners 1iLPto Thorpe,,, Charles Courtt and Anita M. Coua (82:64);,,415-445 ,(426) 69:00-7800-
MountainaA)anch LLC,! quit. claim, tot to Carolyn E. Norris Trustee and (71'7t);::470-495' (482) '63100-70.100
Carolrn E. Norris Revocable Trust, (67.38); 615-630 (622) 61.00-63.00
general warranty deed, $65,000.00, (62.01).
DITCHES $ FIELDS Lot 19 and 21 Block 8 of Two Rivers Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
Estates, on 12/17/2008. 905-965 (941.) 51.00-63:00 (56.95).
TOM WILKIE Thomas Jason McCall to Chris-
352-463-3700 tine L. McCall, quit claim deed,
*352-538-5672. $10.00, Lot 4 Hickory Bluffs, on
352-538-5072 12/17/2008. Legal Notices
Daryl S. Kirby to Patrick O. Kane,
warranty.deed, $6,000.00, Lots 6, 7, NOTICE OF RESCISSION OF
and 8 Block 4 West and Johnson's ORDINANCES
Addition, on 12/18/2008. BY THE BOARD OF
Leslie L. Hodge and Latonya COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY
Insured .Hodge to Jim J. Hodge, warranty OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
deed, $0, Lots 8 and 9 Kushmer Ad- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
edition, on 12/18/2008. the ordinances, whose titles hereinafter
Jimmy L. Blanks to Frank E. El- appear, will be considered for rescission
lis, Jr., general warranty deed, by the Board of Commissioners of the
Gs$107,000.00, Lot 38 Oak Hollow City of Trenton, Florida, at public hear-
G a y' s North, on 12/18/2008. ings on January 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., or
Cynthia Kay Arrington and Cal- as soon thereafter as the matters can be
y vin W.. Carlisle to Cynthia Kay Ar- heard, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
M rington, Calvin W.,Carlisle and Carl- Chambers, City Hall located at 114 North
SMaso nton A. Carlisle, quit claim deed, $0, Main Street, Trenton,. Florida. Copies
on 12/19/2008. of said ordinances may be inspected by
Ct Arringt onon -, Clin* W. any member of the public at the Office
m Cynthia Ka Arrington, Calvin W. of the City Manager/Clerk, City Hall lo-
Carlisle, and Carlton A. Carlisle to.cated at 114 North Main Street, Trenton,
John Samuel Dilger, Jr. to Melanie Florida, during regular business hours.
Nicole Dilger, warranty deed, $0, on On the date, time and place first above
S12/19/2008. mentioned, all interested persons may
MA JOHNS-0N ROOFING
104 Southwest 266th Street, Newberry, FL 32669
352.472.4943 or 866.376.4943
Dr. Richard W. Wagner
BOARD CERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST
218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
Dr. Wagner Katie Hodge
OPTOMETRIST OFFICE MANAGER
Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
Blue Cross & Blue Shield/PPC and Medicare Provider
NEW & PREVIOUS PATIENTS WELCOME
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, December 17, *2008, were this
week 418, last week 617 and last year
Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to
4.00 higher. Feeder steers and heif-
ers 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Feeder and
replacement cows steady. 20 percent
slaughter cows, 37 percent feeder
steers, 39 percent feeder heifers, and
4 percent feeder and replacement
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1200-1575 (1432) 43.00-
51.00 (47.95); 1765-1985 (1855)
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 845-1130 (975) 41.00-48.00
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2:200-245 (219) 130.00-
145.00 (137.11); 255-290 (277)
120.00-125.00 (123.76); 315-335
(322) 117.00-124.00 (120.56); 355-
395 (370) 98.00-107.00 (104.20);
415-435 (421) 94.00-103.00 (98.39);
460-485 (470) 84.00-91.00 (86.03);
500-545 (514) 82.00-90.00 (87.22).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 230-245 (237)
110.00-120.00 (114.28); 260-290
(275) 110.00-120.00 (115.27); 315-
330 (322) 110.00-118.00 (113.91);
365-380 (375) 89.00-96.60 (91.27);
415-430 (422) 85.00-89.00 (87.04);
455-485 (465) 77.00-80.00 (78.26);
520-545 (532) 73.00-78.00 (75.56).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-245 (230) 96.00-108.00
(101.07); 265-285 (273) 100.00-
107.50 (103.89); 315-335 (324)
appear and be heard with respect to the
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO
AN AMENDMENT- OF MORE THAN
TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU-
TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE-
CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP-
PLICATION, CPA 07-3, BY THE CITY
COMMISSION, UNDER THEAMEND-
MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED
IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI-
CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL-
TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO
1 DWELLING UNIT PER 2 ACRES) TO
CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN
OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT
PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS
WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR-
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL- ORDINANCES IN
-CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
Sales Service Repair
No Salespeople No Hassle
Showers of Blessing Water Treatment
4. Trenton Animal Hospital has
4 Trenton several beautiful Siamese
Animal mix cats and kittens available '
Hospital for adoption....
Hol HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM
* 463-7100 TRENTON
Mr. Lewis Edison
"Eddie Studstill, Jr.
Mr. Lewis Edison "Eddie"
Studstill, Jr., 63, of Lumpkin,
Georgia passed away on Saturday,
December 20, 2008, at Southeast
Alabama Medical Center in Dothan,
Alabama after an extended illness.
Mr. Studstill was born in Alachua
County and was raised in Gilchrist
and Levy Counties. For most of
his life he was a self-employed
auto mechanic in Chiefland,
with a passion for building high
performance engines. He loved
hunting and fishing
He is sur\ied hhis loving wife
of 43 sears. Janet Studstill; and his
beloved daughter. Suzanne, both of
Lumpkin. Georgia, his sister, Ann
Chandler of Spirit Lake, Idaho;
his uncle and aunt, Eric and Helen
Watson of Chiefland; his brother
and sister-in-law. Richard and
Nancy Stone of Chiefland.,
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Kelly Leigh Whittenberg
KelleN Leigh Whittenberg, 26,
passed a\\ a unexpectedly on
Thursday December 18. 2008.
Kelly was born in Gainesville
and received her degree from the
University. of Florida. Kelly worked
as a dental assistant with expanding
duties. She "as currently employed
at Family Cosmetic Dentistry.
Kelly was preceded in death by
her father. Bob Whinenberg; and
her grandmother. Juanita Welfare
She is survived by her mother.
Betty Rave Welftre Whitnenberg
of Bronson: aunts. Robin (IAJvin)
Green of Trenton, and Dona iCraig.i
Hall of Napa. California: and half-
sister. Stacie Da Silva of California
and numerous cousins.
A memorial service for Kelly
was held on Mondae. December 22,
2008,' at the Bronson Road Baptist
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Milam Funeral And Cre-
mation Serices in New.berry.
n .m _
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008 -
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-10. REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO FECTIVE.DATE
AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN ORDINANCE NO. 2007-14
TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU- AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO
CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN- AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN
SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP- TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU-i
PLICATION, CPA 07-4, BY THE CITY TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE
COMMISSION, UNDERTHEAMEND- CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN-
MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP-
IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH PLICATION, CPA 07-8, BY THE CITY
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS COMMISSION, UNDERTHEAMEND- ,
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED.
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI- IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH
CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL- 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS'
TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A.,-,
1 DWELLING UNIT PER ACRES) TO CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI;
CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL-
OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO
PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS 1 DWELLING UNIT PER 2 ACRES) TO
WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN'
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR- OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS '-
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS'''
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF- OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR-
FECTIVE DATE IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;-'
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-11 REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN:1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO FECTIVE DATE
AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN ORDINANCE NO. 2007-15
TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU- AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF,
TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ''-
CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN- AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAWN,
SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP- TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU-
PLICATION, CPA 07-5, BY THE CITY TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE-.,
COMMISSION, UNDERTHEAMEND- CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN-
MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED, SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP-
IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH, PLICATION, CPA 07-9, BY.THE CITY'I
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS COMMISSION, UNDERTHEAMEND-,,
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI- IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH-,
CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL- 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A
1 DWELLING UNIT PER 2 ACRES) TO CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI-, n
CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL-:I
OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TOCiG
PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS 1 DWELLING UNIT PER ACRES) TOci
WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN .
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR-. OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF- OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR;
FECTIVE DATE IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13 REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-'"
TRENTON, FLORIDA, RELATING TO FECTIVE DATE-
AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN The public hearings may be continued
TEN ACRES OF LAND TO THE FU- to one or more future dates. Any inter-
TURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE ested party shall be advised that the date,
CITY OF TRENTON COMPREHEN- time and place of any continuation of the
SIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN AP- public hearings shall be announced dur-
PLICATION, CPA 07-7, BY THE CITY ing the public hearings and that no fur- '
COMMISSION, UNDER THEAMEND- other notice concerning the matters will be'
MENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED published.
IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH All persons are advised that, if they de-.
163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS cide to appeal any decisions made at the;'
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A public hearings, they.will need a record
CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFI- of the proceedings and, for such purpose,,
CATION FROM COUNTY AGRICUL- they may need to ensure that a verba-T,
TURE-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO tim record of the proceedings is made,',.
1 DWELLING UNIT PER 2 ACRES) TO which record includes the testimony and..,
CITY AGRICULTURAL (LESS THAN evidence upon which the appeal is to be
OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT based.,
PER 2 ACRES) OF CERTAIN LANDS Pub. December 25, 2008b.
WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLOR-.
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; ,' (CQntinud t9Page 11)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 21-2008-DR-316
In Re. The Matter of Custody of
JORGE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ
NOTICE OF ACTION OF
TEMPORARY CUSTODY OF A
MINOR BY EXTENDED FAMILY
TO: JORGE HERNANDEZ
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for temporary custody of a
minor has been filed and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
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
yop fail.to do so, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure 6fdocuments
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal of
striking of pleadings.
. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
court on November 3, 2008.
CLERK OF THE COURT
Pub. December 11, 18, 25, 2008, January
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO. 21-2008-CP-0048
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FREDERICK RICHARD RUIZ,
deceased, File Number 21-2008-CP-
0048, is: pending in the Circuit Court
for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693.
The Estate is TESTATE. The' date of
the will is 03/20/1996. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
All persons on whom this Notice
of Administration is served who have
objections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the
personal rereese[ntaie. \enue or.
jurisdiction of this Court are required
to'file their objections with this Court.
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
TIE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL
O SECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
dll creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate including unmatured;
contingent or unliquidated claims, on
wlom a copy of this notice is served must
filed their claims with this Court WITHIN
TIE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
Ol SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
kA11 other .creditors of the decedent'
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
thqir claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OI0 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
She date of the first publication of this'
Notice is December, 18, 2008.
Laverne B. Ruiz
455 Park Lane
Bartow, FL 33830
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal
800 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33080
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
Pub. December 18, 25, 2008b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF,
FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY
CASE NUMBER: 21-2008-CA-0096
SWANEE SHORES, L.P., a
Delaware Limited Partnership,
BRONWYN CAMILLE ONZE,
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated the llth day of December,
2008 in Case Number 21-2008-CA-0096
of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, in which SWANEE SHORES,
L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership, is
the Plaintiff and BRONWYN CAMILLE
ONZE, is the Defendant, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder fot cash at the
South door of the Gilchrist County Court-
house, Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida
at 11:00 A.M. on the 12th day of January,
2009, the following described property
set'forth in the Order or Final Judgment
Lot 5, of, SUWANNEE SHORES,
a subdivision in Section 25 and 26,
Township 7 South, Range 14 East, as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 39-
42, of the Public Records of Gilchrist
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE. SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE
DATE OF THE'LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
DATED this 12th day of December,
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ L. Ayers
Pub. December 18, 25, 2008b.
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Pub. December 25, 2008b, January 1,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
BY THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, SERVING ALSO AS. THE
LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN that, pursuant to Section 163.3161
through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and
Ordinance No. 92-04, as amended, com-
ments, objections and recommendations
concerning the following described pro-
posed amendment to the City of Fanning
Springs Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter
referred to as the Comprehensive Plan,
will be heard by the Land Development
Regulation Commission. of the City of
Fanning Springs, Florida, serving also
as the Local Planning Agency of the City
of Fanning Springs, Florida, at a public
hearing on January 6, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, in the City Council Meeting
Room, City Hall located at 17651 N.W.
90th Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fan-
ning Springs, Florida.
CPA 08-1, an application by City
Council, to amend the text of the Capital
Improvements Element of the Compre-
hensive Plan by amending Goal VIII to
include the definition of financial feasi-
bility, amending Objective VIII. 1 to add
financially feasible capital improvements
budget and schedule of capital improve-
ments, adding Policy VIII.1.4 concerning
the annual capacity assessment of exist-
ing facilities to address any existing or
projected deficiencies in adopted level
of service standards, amending Objec-
tive VIII.4 to add maintaining an annual
capital improvements budgeting process,
amending Policy VIII.4.1 to add finan-
cially feasible capital improvements bud-
get, and amending the Five-Year Sched-
ule of Capital Improvements.
This public hearing may be continued
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF to one or more future dates. A
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, ested party shall be advised that
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST time and place of any continuatic
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL public hearing shall be annouri
JURISDICTION DIVISION ing the public hearing and that n
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-0050 notice regarding this matter will
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC lished, unless said continuation
Plaintiff, ..six calendar weeks from the da
VS. above referenced public hearing.
RANDALL A' GORMAN A/K/A At the aforementioned public
RANDALL GORMAN; RACHEL all interested parties may ai
R. GORMAN; ANY AND ALL be heard with respect to the
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, amendment to the Comprehensiv
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A copy of the proposed am
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL to the Comprehensive Plan is
DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE KNOWN for public inspection at the Offi,
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE; WHETHER City, Clerkl, at, the, City-Hall k
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES 'MAY .17651:N.W. 40th Court (Suwann
CLAIM M AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, Drive), Fanning Springs, Florid;
HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR regular business hours.
OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE All persons are advised tha
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN decide to appeal any decision
TENANTS IN POSSESSION the above referenced public hear
DEFENDANTS(S). will need a record of the proc
SRE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE and that, for such purpose, tl
SALE need to ensure that a verbatim
NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpdrsuant the proceedings is made, which
to an Order Granting the Motion to Reset includes the testimony and evide:
Foreclosure Sale dated November 25, which the appeal is to be based.
2008 entered in Civil Case No. 21-2007- Pub. December 25, 2008b .
CA-0050 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH'
Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST
County, TRENTON. Florida, I will ,sell NOTICE OFPUBLIC HEA
to the highest and best bidder for cash CONCERNING AN AMEND
at SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURT TO THE CITY OF TREN
HOUSE of the Gilchrist. 112 MAIN .COMPREHENSIVE PL
STREET, TRENTON. Flonda. at 11:00 BY THE CITY COMMISS
a.m. on the 12th day of January, 2009 the THE CITY OF TRENTON, FL
following described property as set forth SERVING AS THE PLANNIN
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: ZONING BOARD OF THE C
LOT 36, HIGHSPRINGS HEIGHTS, TRENTON, FLORIDA AND TI
A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO LOCAL PLANNING AGEN
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED THE CITY OF TRENTON, FL
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVI
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST pursuant to Sections 163.3161
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER 163.3215, Florida Statutes, as a
WITH 1998 GENE MOBILE HOME and the
BEARING THE TITLE NUMBERS City of Trenton Land Devi
75123655 AND 75123654 AND ID Regulations, as amended, he
NUMBERS GMHGA4059819612A referred to as the Land Devi
AND GMHGA4059819612B. Regulations, comments, .o
Any person claiming an interest in the
on of this
te of the
ce of the
t if they
and recommendations concerning an
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the City Commission of the
City of Trenton, Florida, serving as the
Planning and Zoning Board of the City of
Trenton, Florida, and the Local Planning
Agency of the City of Trenton, Florida,
at a public hearing on January 5, 2009
at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Kathryn Deen
Commission Chambers, City Hall located
at 114 North Main Street, Trenton,
CPA 08-4, an application by the City
Commission, to amend the text of the
Comprehensive Plan by amending the
text of the Capital Improvements Element
of the Comprehensive Plan by amending
Goal VIII to include the definition
of financial feasibility, by amending
Objective VIII.1 to add financially
feasible capital improvements budget
and schedule of capital improvements,
by adding Policy VIII. 1.4 concerning the
annual capacity assessment of existing
facilities to address any existing or
projected deficiencies in'adopted level of
service standards, by amending Objective
VIII.4 to add maintaining an annual
capital improvements budgeting process,
by amending Policy VIII.4.1 to add
financially feasible capital improvements
budget, amending the Five-Year Schedule
of Capital Improvements.
The public hearing may be continued
to ,one or 'more future, dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any continuation
of the public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will
be published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the date
of the above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available
for public inspection at the Office of the
City Manager/Clerk, City Hall located at
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida,
during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal' any decision made at
the above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they, may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Pub.December 25, 2008b.,
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE-OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF TRENTON LAND TO THE TOWN OF BELL
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA, THE TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA,
SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND SERVING AS THE PLAN BOARD OF
ZONING BOARD OF THE CITY OF THE TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDAAND
TRENTON, FLORIDA, AND THE LO- THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
CAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE OF THE TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA,
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA, NO- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant pursuant to Section 163.3161 through
to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, 163.3215, Florida Statutes, as amended,
Florida Statutes, as amended, and the and the Town of Bell Land Development
City of Trenton Land Development Reg- Code, herein after referred to as the
ulations, as amended, hereinafter referred Land Development Code, comments,
to as the Land Development Regulations, objections and recommendations
objections, recommendations and com- concerning an amendment to the Town
ments concerning an amendment, as de- of% Bell Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter
scribed below, will be heard by the City referred to as the Comprehensive Plan,
Commission of the City of Trenton, Flor- will be heard by the Town Council of the
ida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Town of Bell, Florida, serving as the Plan
Board of the City of Trenton, Florida, and Board of the Town of Bell, Florida, and
the Local Planning Agency of the City of the Local- Planning Agency of the Town
Trenton, Florida, at a public hearing on of Bell, Florida, at a public hearing on
January 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon January 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in thereafter as the matter can be heard,
the Kathryn Deen Commission Cham- in the Town Hall, located at 3240 West
bers, City Hall located at 114 North Main Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
Street, Trenton, Florida. CPA 08-1, an application by the
LDR 08-5, an application by Suwannee Town -Council, to amend the text of
Valley Quilt Shoppe, LLC, -to amend the Capital Improvements Element of
the Official Zoning Atlas of the Land the Comprehensive Plan by amending
Development Regulations, by changing Goal VIII to include the definition
the zoning district from COMMERCIAL of financial feasibility, amending
GENERAL (CG) to COMMERCIAL, Objective VIII.1 to add financially
SBUSINESS DISTRICT (C-CBD) on feasible capital improvements budget
Property described, as follows: and schedule of capital improvements,
A parcel of land lying within Section adding Policy VIII.1.4 concerning the
S16, Township 10 South, Range 15 East annual capacity assessment of existing
Gilchrist County, Florida. Being more facilities to address any existing or
particularly described, as. follows: projected deficiencies in adopted
Commence at the Northwest corer of level of service standards, amending
Block 5 of the Original Town of Trenton, Objective VIII.4 to add maintaining an
as recorded in the Public Records of annual capital improvements budgeting
Gilchrist County, Florida; thence South process, amending Policy VIII.4.1 to add
02*00'00" East 57.79 feet, along the financially feasible capital improvements
East right-of-way line of Northwest First budget, and amending the Five-Year
Street; thence North .8700'00" East Schedule of Capital Improvements.
103.02 feet; thence South 02"00'00" East The public hearing may be continued
88:12 feet to the Northerly right-of-way to' one or more future dates. Any
line of the S.A.L. Railroad; thence, along interested party shall be advised that the
the Northerly right-of-way line of said date, time and place of any continuation
SS.A.L. Railroad, North 43"00'00" East of the public hearing shall be announced
138.26 feet to the West right-of-way line during the public hearing and that no
of U.S. Highway 129 (State Road 49); further notice concerning the matter will
thence, along the West right-of-way line be published, unless said continuation
of said U.S. Highway 129 (State Road exceeds six calendar weeks from the date
49); North 02"00'00" West'62.36 feet to of the above referenced public hearing.
'the South right-of-way line of Northwest At the aforementioned public hearing,
5thAvenue; thence South 87*00'00" West all interested parties may appear to be
200.96 feet, along the South right-of-way heard with respect to the amendment.
line of said Northwest 5th Avenue to the Copies of the amendment are available
Point of Beginning. for public inspection at the Office of the
Containing 0.41 acre, more or less. Town Clerk, Town Hall, located at 3240
The public hearing may be continued West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida, during
to one or more future dates. Any regular'business hours.
interested party shall be advised that the All persons are advised that if they
date, time and place of any continuation decide to appeal any 'decision made at
of the public hearing shall be announced the above referenced public hearing, they
during the public hearing and that no will need a record of the proceedings,
further notice concerning the matter will and that, for such purpose, they may
be published, unless said continuation need to ensure that a verbatim record of
exceeds six calendar weeks from the date the proceedings is made, which record
of the above referenced public hearing, includes the testimony and evidence upon
At the aforementioned public hearing, which the appeal is to be based.
all interested parties may appear to be Pub. December 25, 2008b.
heard with respect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available :' t 4
for.public inspection at the Officeeof th e i ol u
City Manager/Clerk; City Halitlocated ati- .i-,uJ
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida, .
during regular business hours. C OUfU
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made atthe,
above referenced public hearing, they will Journl
need a record of the proceedings, and that
for such purpose they may need to ensure '
that a verbatim record of the proceedings F '
is made, which record includes 'the
.testimony and evidence upon which the qi 1
Pub. December 25, 2008b.
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Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, w/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of Gilchrist (close to Otter/Hart/Sun.springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more...$224,900.
Reduced (From $295,000 each)--SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Two 2006 CB/Stucco-btiilt 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).
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 I-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-builfin 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 & 'moverin' ready, CR-55A near Cross City...$99,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which have 3 spaces for businesses rentals (and also a 2 BR/1 BA
apartment), located at the heart of downtown Bell along US-129. Excellent income potential in growing community--call Jean for full details...$349,900.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTYIN 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.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET .-
Just Reduced (From $119,900)--5 PASTURE ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Can make for a fine
horse/home property, at this fenced pasture 5 acres, located along County Line Road, with a 14x52 M/Home & 24x24 frame addition (w/3-sided
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-blt. 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 BAI Big.& roomy 27x60 m/home, on a big & roomy pasture/fenced 9.92-acre tract
with paved road frontage (close to Trenton, Chieflarid & 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/kitcheh. On an under-brushed 5-acre tract, with perimeter fencing, located just north of Bell; also has 2-vehicle car cover & more...$136,000.
Reduced (From $119,900)-NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN:'2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located
by end of secluded cul-de-sac east of Trenton, 5-acre tract has nice mix of pasture/woods; home-site has spacious rooms inside & more...$99,900.
WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby SR-47 north of town. Property has an
'as is' tri-level manufactured home & additions; includes full fencing/gates, well/septic system & outbuildings...Owner is Ready to Sell..$99,900.
LANDSCAPED & WELL-KEPT PROPERTY, NEAR TO RIVERS: 2 BR/2 BA: Nice Old South appeal, for this home on a fenced/gated 2.23-acres,
located within 1/4-mile of public boat ramp (near both rivers). Has large attached screened porch, 2-car garage, utility buildings & more...$94,900.
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 Newberry/Gainesville). Has new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding...$80,000.
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 BI/2 BA: Neat/clean, w/1200 inside sqft; includes workshop & carport, near Old Town...574,900.
VERY AFFORDABLE AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 w/new flooring, kitchen cabinets; on .70/acre tract near SR-26...$39,900.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337;..$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
10 ACRE TRACTS FOR SALE: Three separate approx. 10-acre tracts available, each located just outside of Bell; two wooded tracts close to the
Suwannee, the third is a pasture traot 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 tb one-acre tracts available, all located in (he Gilchrist/Levy County
area...Single tracts start from $12,500 (Chiefland); a two-lot tract in Trenton ($39,900); and 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $29,900 (in
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)
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Jean & Jim (cells)
(352) 493-5237 / -3539
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
II Real Estate
720 sqft, BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
e Homes. High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
tfnb,l-17 129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
S FOR SALE Retail storefront property
rs in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters
Degree, and Florida Certification
in Educational Leadership,
Administration and Supervision,'
School Principal, or related area.
Certification in at least one area of
student services. Five years of
teaching or school administration
.Director-of Career and
Minimum Qualifichtions: Masters
Degree and Florida Certification
as a Local Director of Vocational
Education. Florida Certification
in Educational Leadership,
Administration and Supervision,
School Principal, or related area.
Administrative Experience. Five
years of teaching, and/or adminis-
trative experience in a vocational
field. An equivalent combination
of education and experience may
310 NW llth Avenue
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christ County Journal
North Main Street, Trenton
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Dixie Gilchrist Levy Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service
P. 0. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
40 ACRES frontage on 2 roads, will divide, Bell, $450,000. MLS 754588
CUTE CABIN on a comer. 2005 2BR/1BA, covered front porch, screened
back porch, all appliances, granddaddy oak, plus 1925 house, half acre in Bell
town limits. $60,000. MLS 760007
10 ACRES comer, oaks., Bell, $99,900. MLS 752677
COUNTRY HOME 3BR/2BA, granddaddy oaks, planted pines,
blueberries, grapes, office with skylight & walk-in closet, walk-around brick
fireplace, loft with balcony, screened porch, single carport, double carport
with workshop, 30x50 pole barn, putting green, 17.5 acres, Bell, $380,000.
MLS 759736. Take a tour at www.VirtualT6ursFlorida.com/CountryLiving.
'2.27 ACRES wooded, Bell, $29,500. MLS 755088
1 ACRE Bell, $12,000. MLS 759463
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S- Garden Notes
Faa-la-la-la! Carolers from TES hit the street
Toys for Tots provides toy
for 35 local families
Toys For Tots volunteer Shirley Harrell is shown hanging stockinS
at the Toys For Tots distribution in Trenton last week. Several aisli
filled with toys were set up fbr parents and over 400 stockings we.
hung. According to local volunteer Ted Henley, 350 fnniilies in Gi
christ County were served this year, which is more than in years pas
Families go through an application process to be eligible for the Mt
rine Corps Reserve Toysl For Tots program, which 'provide's toys fi
families in Gilchrist, Levy andm Dixie Counties.
you want for Community
LJiE Market to
"A spiderman bike." :
Justin Hernandez, age 4
"Some pink lights that blink."
-Ginger Rodriguez, age 2
SThe Trenton Communit\ Farme
.Market will be moving from Tue
:days to Frida s to begin the Ne
.Every Friday from 3:30 to 7 p.n
the Farmers Market will be hostir
"Depot Day." This is an opportuni
for everyone to come out and enj(
live music, farm produce, crafts an
more at the historic Trenton Tra
Depot. We hope the change of di
and the later hours of operation wi
enable more people to come and tal
part in this community event eac
In addition, we will have a han
out about the history of the Dep
and anyone can donate to the Dep
Restoration Fund. Friday. January
2009, u ill be the first Depot Day wi
The Flying Turtles performing O
Time fiddle and folk tunes.
For more info, call (352) 47
By Anthony Drew,
Levy County Extension Agent
Until the freezes of 1894-1895, St.
Augustine and the St. Johns River
had a history of citrus production. In
the 1980s, six major freezes killed
or damaged citrus in the Tampa and
Orlando areas. Possible freeze dam-
age is a consideration when deciding
to grow citrus and the selection of
cold tolerant citrus. In our area, I am
partial to planting Satsuma and Kum-
quat. They have excellent cold toler-
ance and may be successfully grown
to South Georgia and West Florida.
Sweet oranges, including the Navel,
Hamlin and Parson Brown; Manda-
rins include Dancy, Robinson tan-
gerine and Orlando tangelo have
somewhat less cold tolerance and are
recommended to be grown south of
a line running from the mouth of the
Suwannee River, through Gaines-
ville, to Green Cove Springs. When
purchasing citrus, I look for the de-
sired fruiting wood (scion) that has
' been "budded" to a cold and dis-
Sease-resistant rootstock such as tri-
foliate orange or sour orange. ,We
know from long-term averages, Levy
County has a ninety percent chance
of twenty-eight degree temperatures
and seventy-five percent chance of
S twenty-five degree temperatures. Tri-
foliate orange and sour orange root-
stock have excellent cold tolerance.
Temperatures at or below twenty-
eight degrees have the potential to
damage or kill some citrus. Themore
gs hours the'temperature stays at twen-
es t -eight degrees or.less, the greater
re potential for damage. Aside from
l- citrus selection,.planting on the south
:t. side of structures may provide cold
a, protection as can overhanging limbs
or from larger trees. Be aware however,
citrus need full sun for ideal growth
arid health. There are recommenda-
tions for planting trees an appropri-
ate distance from homes and barns.
A clean packed soil, free of grass
or mulch, kept uniformly moist can
store heat during the day to release
at night thus buffering the tempera-
ture immediately surrounding the
tree. Cool weather immediately pre-
ceding a freeze will "condition" the
tree to be more tolerant of freezing
temperatures. With selection, proper
establishment, .pruning, pest control
and fertilizing, citrus may be suc-
Scessfully grown in the Nature Coast
'area: For detailed information about
this and other topics, including the
rs Florida-Friendly Yards program, con-
s- tact Barbara Edmonds, Levy Count\
'w Extension at 1-866-542-4496, email
email@example.com or online
n.,I at hup:' natuiecoa-tlgardening.org.
n" If you plan to enhance your exist-
ty ing landscape or install.a new one,
oy Florida-Friendly Yards :principles
nd offer many benefits to the home and
in .business owner. Happy new year and
ay ,Happy Gardening.
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This Holiday Season join others in the community
who are giving a loved one a beautiful Smile!
Listen to what your friends are saying...
"Giving Mary a beaurifid smile was the best investmentwe could have made
in her fraure success Jennifer Smith
"Dr. Bill's friendly staff worked with us to come'up with a payment plan to
make Bobby's braces affordable" John Walker
"This is a giftwe con give our grandson what will never wear out"
"Jane is so much more selfconfident row that she has straight; beautiful
teeth!" -Kelly Andrews
we have expanded our hours so everyone can get their braces on before Christmas!
S D r. Bill iMartin 410 N. Main Street, Suite 8 *Chiefland, FI
"Braces -r S g F s Vt or 352-490-0900
Martin Braces For Smlng Faces. Visitour website at www.martinorthodontics.com
Trenton Elementary School Pre-kindergarten teachers Ashley Hines and Brittany McElroy, Angie Lind-
sey and Franne Martin led their students down the sidewalk along State Road 26 on Friday to sing Christ-
mas carols at local businesses.
Assembly of Fine Artists news Florida Crackers
Bernard Carpenter of www.my-
floridajourney.com based at Cape
Coral, was a guest speaker at Assem-
bly of Fine Artists at the November
" 20 meeting held at 74 S.E. 870 St. in
Old Town. He explained'how he is
in contact with many friends he left,
in central Germany when he came
to Anmerica. He loves Florida and
wishes to shareit with the German
people. Mr. Carpenter recommends
that his clients arrive in Florida and
lease vehicles to explore sites that he
shares information abdut. His clients
then plan their own itinerary from his
We would like for their itinerary
to have already been prearranged ac-
cording to their interests, nature, his-
tory, the arts, or a mixture of events.
The tours are a-paid-for-in-advance
package deal saving them wander-.
ing around and possibly becoming
lost in this huge Florida. They would
have the companionship of people
interested in similar subjects, leaving
the task of driving from location to
location, tb meals, shops, events, and
accommodations to us. There would
be a helpful, cheerful, knowledgeable
step-on guide on each day's excur-
sion, making certain everyone is ac-
counted for and gotten safely back t6
their hotel or bed and breakfast.
Mr. Carpenter prefers this method
for persons visiting Florida (at this
time); he appreciates the fact that
there is. a chance for rest between'
taking in events or shopping, and
not getting lost on' their own, even
though he would supply them with
maps together with the brochures h
After inspecting the tour buses an
viewing the vests the step-on guide
would wear, (designed by Barbara t
.be easily recognized in a crowd), w
journeyed to locations Mr. Carpente
had not yet visited along the Gulf c
Barbara Cr Moor
Chapter of the
, Assoc. events
;r The Florida Crackers Chapter of
f the Florida Trail Association invites
the public to join in our December
activities. Please contact the activity
leader listed below prior to any event
in case there is a change in the time
or location and to sign up. To learn
more about the Florida Trail Associa-
tion and its activities, visit our web-
site at www.floridatrail.org.
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Ln Saturday,. ecember Z/, DBo
Lake City Community College Jones (352) 347-5716, or jonesatl 1
will be closed for the winter holidays embarqmail.com, will lead a 6-mile
from December 22, 2008 through hike in Marion County.
January 2, 2009. There will be a limit of 10 hikers,
The campus offices will reopen on so contact Bob early to sign up.
Monday, Jan. 5.
Late registration and add/drop will
be held on January 5-6, 8 a.m. to 3 Thought to ponder...
p.m. with all fees due by 3 p.m. each
day. In the South, when you come up
Spring semester classes will begin on a person driving 15 mph down the
January er classes ill ein middle of the road, remember that
Have a. wonderful andsafe holi-. most folks learn to drive on a John
day. Deere, and that is the proper speed
and position for that vehicle.
Trenton Community Farmers' Market
-At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Every Tuesday from 2pm 6pm
& Saturday from noon 4 pm
S.Dec 2 Flying Turtles String Band
_Dec 9,- Wayne Journigan
i .. Dec 13 Crafts Festival & Farmers
SMarket music by Flying Turtles String
Dec 16 Donna Stacy
r Dec 23 Amos Philman
Farm Fresh Dec 30- Al & Patty
du Open Mic and Jam from 2 3.
Pro ce '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
352-472-7632 or e-mail DovesRoostYarns@aol.com
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