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Pittman arrested, charged with first degree murder
By Carrie A. Mizell the shooting death of 38-year-old El- At the time, acting sheriff David dence, eyewitness accounts, forensic Mark Feather, a renton attorney ing this very difficult time."
After several months of investiga- lison. Turner said the murder could "pos- evidence and recovered physical evi- representing Pittman, released the At press time, no date had been
tion, recorded interviews, and witness Ellison's decomposing body was sibly be a retaliation involving drug dence. following statement on Monday af- set for arraignment, though the State
testimony, Gilchrist County Sheriff's discovered on June 4, some three activity." On Friday GCSO Lt. Teri Gentry teroon, "I am just grateful that we Attorney's Office spokesman said it
investigators have arrested a Trenton miles east of Trenton, in a wooded According to Spencer Mann, State would only say that an arrest war- live in a community that still honors should be held within the next few
man and charged him with the mur- area off Tyler Grade. Attorney's Office spokesman, Ellison rant had been obtained and signed our system of justice and constitution weeks.
der of Willie James Ellison. Initially, GCSO investigators sus- was killed sometime between May by Judge Walter Green and that Pit- which entitles Sam Pittman to a pre- 'At the arraignment, Pittman will
Samuel Lane Pittman, 26, of Tren- pected foul play after ascertaining 31, 2008 and June 4, 2008. tman was being held in the Alachua sumption that he is innocent. I hope answer to the charge of first degree
ton was arrested last Thursday and that Ellison had been shot several Mann said the State Attorney's Of- County Jail. everyone will keep the Pittman and murder by entering a plea of guilty or
charged with 'first degree murder in times in the head. fice has obtained three types of evi- No bond was assigned. Ellison families in their prayers dur- not guilty.
,.-Newly elected officials sworn-in
Trenton firefighters worked to contain a structurefire at 1426 North Main Street.
Deputy wielding a water hose credited
with saving a Trenton home from fire
By CarrieA. Mizell
A Gilchrist County Sheriff's dep-
uty is being credited with saving a
burning Trenton home from fire on
New Year's Day by hosing down a
blazing window with water from a
Deputy Ron Boyd was the first
to arrive at 1426 North Main Street
once the 911 call came in from Ellen
Moore at 9:33 a.m.
After,being assured that everyone
was out of the home, Deputy Boyd
told homeowner, Richard Moore, to
shut off the power to the home. At
the same time Deputy Boyd grabbed
a garden hose and began spraying
water on the north upstairs window
where smoke and flames were com-
Trenton Fire Department, Engine
25, arrived at the home and began
spraying water on the north upstairs
window. Fanning Springs Fire De-
Spartment, Engine 22, provided addi-
Ultimately, the home was saved,
but early estimates indicate several
thousand dollars worth of smoke and
Richard and Ellen Moore said they
were having coffee when she heard
a pop and then saw smoke coming
from the upstairs of the home.
Richard Moore speculated that the
fire could have started from a wood
burning stove that was going at the
time. the fire started.
The' homeowner said the wood
burning stove was only three years"
old, but the inside liner may have
caught fire and subsequently set the
pine rafters ablaze. ,
Gilchrist County Fire Chief Carlos
Perez was also on scene and said he
would be contacting the fire marshal
and advising that the fire appeared to
Whitehurst awarded $1.2 million
contract for resurfacing CR 313
By John M. Ayers
On Monday the Gilchrist County
Commissioners listened to Lee Mills
of Mills Engineering tell the board
that Gilchrist County had received
five bid proposals for the 5.3'miles of
widening and resurfacing of CR 313.
The Florida Department of Trans-
portation SCOP program allotted
$1.325 million in revenues to com-
plete this project.
The proposed project runs north
from State Road 26 to County Road
344 and then from County Road 342
to County Road 236.
Mills, who is hired by the Gilchrist
County to review and engineer road
projects, reported bids were received
from V E Whitehurst and Sons, An-
derson-Columbia Construction, Art
Walker Construction, John C. Hipp
Construction and Apex Southeast.
Mills recommended the county go
with the eight-foot shoulders along
the highway and not use the recondi-
Mills told the board that VE White-
hurst and Sons were the low bidder
on each of the supplemental sections
Thursday, Jan. 22,
at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available now, and
can be purchased for
$25 each at the
of the bid requests.
' Gilchrist County Commissioner
Randy Durden made a motion to ap-
prove the bid from V E Whitehurst
and Sons for $1,201,927.16 and go
with the eight-foot shoulder and al-
low the chairman to sign. Commis-
sioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr agreed
with a second before the board voted
4-0 in favor of the motion.
Commissioner Kendrick Thomas
was late to reach the meeting due to a
death in his family and therefore did
not vote on this action.
Fishers of Men
in memory of
Planned for Jan. 17
The North Florida Division of Fish-
ers of Men will sponsor The Levi and
Parker Bass Tournament in memory
of their dad Sam Ferguson on Satur-
day, Jan. 17 at Hinton Landing in Old
' Entry fee is $75. An example pay-
out for 50 boats is $2,500.
This is an Open Legacy Tourna-
ment for all Legacy rules, and entry.
forms go to www.fomntt.com
For more information, contact Di-
rector James Class at (352) 213-1550
or by mail, 6020 NW CR 340, Bell,
Constitutional officers Damon Leggett, Property Appraiser, Marilyn Bruce, Tax Collector, Connie San-
chez, Supervisor of Elections, Joe Gilliam, Clerk of Court and Daniel Slaughter, Sheriff, were sworn-in
Tuesday morning by County Judge Ed Philman.
Local businessman upset over
treatment by building inspector
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Trenton businessman Paul Metts
told the Trenton City Commission,
Monday night that he is having a ter-
rible time trying to get a permit from
County Building Inspector Frank
Metts is trying to build a free-'
standing porch next to the old ice
house, which he and his wife, Steph-
anie, purchased in December. Metts.
'is trying to have the porch built and
the building renovated in time for the
quilt show on March 14.
The old ice house is adjacent to
the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe,
which the Metts opened in the old
Coca Cola Plant in 2003 after a com-
plete renovation of the building.
In trying to obtain the necessary
permits, Metts has had to deal with
County Building Inspector Frank
Ritter since the city passed a 2004
resolution authorizing the Gilchrist
County Building Department to ad-
minister building permits and con-
duct inspections for the city.
According to Metts, the building
inspector sent him a letter stating that
he would have to .provide nine differ-
ent items before any permit could be
issued. Of the items requested, one
included a floor plan of the upcoming
renovation of the ice house building.
In a memorandum City Manager
Jered Ottenwess gave to the city
commissioners Monday evening, he
stated, "From what I can tell, it would
be more cost effective to demolish the
building and build new than to meet
current code. However, the resolution
does not allow the City of Trenton to
administer building permits for ex-
ceptional circumstances. Therefore,
in order to address Mr. Metts' dilem-
ma, the board should decide whether
or not to continue using the county
building department's services."
"I have heard one horror story after
another from people who have tried
to work with him [Ritter]," Metts
The businessman went on to sug-
gest the city hire an independent
inspector like the City of Newberry
has. Metts further suggested that the
building inspector be someone who
has the best interest of the city at
heart, someone who doesn't discour-
age people who come into Trenton
and try to make improvements to the
city's historical buildings, which of-
fer a great deal of charm.
After much discussion it was
agreed that the city manager and
Mayor Glen Thigpen, both of whom
are responsible for city personnel,
will look into the matter and see if
an alternative building inspector is
City Attorney David M. "Duke"
Lang gave the commissioners a brief
history on how the building inspec-
tor's position has been handled in the
past. Lang suggested the mayor and
city manager meet with the county
building inspector and see if some-
thing can be worked out before the
city ends its agreement with the coun-
ty for building inspector services.
Thigpen suggested the Metts attend
a county commission meeting and let
county officials know how they had
been treated by Ritter.
"The county needs to know how
people are being treated," Thigpen
Hall of Fame
By Cindy Jo Ayers
It's time once again to nominate
outstanding residents of the City of
Trenton for the Hall of Fame.
During the next meeting of the
Trenton City Commission scheduled
for Monday, Jan. 26 the city commis-
sioners will present nominees for the
Trenton Hall of Fame.
Anyone with a suggestion for the
Trenton Hall of Fame should contact
a Trenton city commissioner.
To be considered for the Hall of
Fame, a nominee should have com-
mitted his/her life to the betterment
and prosperity of the City of Trenton
through a lifetime of devotion and
achievements within the community.
Only two nominations can be made
The nominee can be living or de-
To make a nomination call Glen
Thigpen at 463-0312, Marcia Hella-
ms at (352) 281-9922, Arlene Wilks
at 463-6111, Tim Kinsey at 463-6871
or Trenton City Hall at 463-4000.
Trenton seeks $7500 increase in fire protection agreement
By John M. Ayers
The City of Trenton presented a
letter dated Dec. 3 to the Gilchrist
County Commission, seeking an ad-
ditional $7500 in revenues for fire
service compensation by the City of
Trenton volunteer department.
Mayor' Glen Thigpen requested
the Board of County Commissioners
amend the current fire service agree-
ment that has been in place since
October 1, 2002, which provides
$25,000 annually to the City of Tren-
ton for compensation for Trenton
Volunteer Department going outside
the municipality to fight fire. Mayor
Thigpen explained that since 2002,
costs incurred by the City of Tren-
ton have increased dramatically. He
added that the call load the Trenton
volunteer department responds to has
increased and the fire fighters provide
a higher level of service than in 2002.
The City of Trenton since 2002 has
a new 2004 International fire engine
with a 1,000-gallon pump capacity.
In 2002 the City of Trenton built a
new Public Safety Building at a cost
of approximately $200,000 for police
and fire protection services.
Mayor Thigpen pointed out in the
letter that in 2002 the City of Trenton
responded to 150 calls annually and
estimated half of these calls were in
the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist
County. At the present time the Tren-
ton volunteers respond to an estimat-
ed 300'calls annually of which half
are in the unincorporated areas of
Gilchrist County. Clearly a substan-
tial increase in cost and demand for
services justifies increased compen-
sation for services rendered, Thigpen
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen discussed the request
with the commission during their
Monday, December 5 meeting. He
explained that there are several issues
that need to be considered when dis-
cussing this revenue request. At the
present time the residents of Trenton
don't pay the Gilchrist County Fire
Special Assessment, Some board
members explained that the Com-
mission needs to hold a workshop to
discuss several pending issues. The
County Commission did not set a
date for a workshop to be held with
the Trenton City Commission.
City of Trenton to sponsor
March 14 Quilt Show and
Old Time Craft Festival
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kyle Stone at-'
tended the Trenton .City Commission meeting on Monday to ask city officials
to support an upcoming downtown Trenton event planned for March 14.
A second open air quilt show will be held along with an old time craft
Last year's quilt show drew around 3,000 people to Main Street in Trenton,
She told commissioners that downtown redevelopment funds were needed
to advertise the upcoming event. Stone explained that this year's event will
be held on Main Street, but also down by the courthouse where Seminole
Indians will setup a camp and Civil War re-enactors will also set up. Antique
dealers will also set up booths.
Stone said that she plans to bring as many old time crafters as possible to
the event. She also told commissioners that food vendors will all be local non
City commissioners agreed to provide $2,000 of CRA funds to.help pro-
mote the downtowii event.
ShandsCair secures faster options
for patient transports
ShandsCair can now transport pa- more quickly and safely," said Steve
tients faster and more safely in low-' Pierce, one of four pilots contracted
visibility situations. The Federal by ShandsCair from Air Methods
Aviation Administration has .given Corp.
ShandsCair approval for pilots to The; approved landing sites are
land the emergency-transporta on Shahds at'UF in Gainesville; Shands
program's helicopter during cloudy Jiclkofivilte The Villages Regional
and Ilo%-%i1sibility conditions using" Medibal Center; ShandscILive Oak;
only their instrumentation and, global and a rest area on Interstate 10. The.
positioning system for guidance. 1-10 site provides a rendezvous point
ShandsCair is the first program in for Shands and emergency medical
Florida to get this FAA approval and service agencies that are trying to get
has the only helicopter in North Cen- to Gainesville or Jacksonville with
tral Florida equipped with the tech- critical patients but need air medical
nology to land using instruments, support, said James Howard, Shand-
Prior to this approval which ex-. sCair clinical coordinator.
tends to five strategic landing sites in "All of'the sites were strategically
North and North Central Florida pi- chosen to better encompass the North
lots were required to land at airports Central Florida service area where
during flights with low visibility Shands at UF likely would be the
caused by fog or low cloud ceilings destination," Howard said. "This is
because they needed guidance from specifically important for patients
the airports' controltowers. Patients who require a higher level of care,
were then transported by ground ve- such as trauma, bum, pediatric or
hicles, delaying their arrival at the neurosurgical care."
hospital. This approval enables the Howard stressed that while the
designated landing sites, including FAA approval provides pilots with'
the rooftop of Shands at,the Univer- more flexibility, safety remains their
sity of Florida, to play the role of toppriority.
control tower. "We do not plan on flying in bad
"Florida weather can be unpredict- weather," Howard said. "These in-
able and causes us to divert to airport struments give the pilots enhanced
landings quite often. Now we can capability for flying in marginal fore-
get patients to their destination much cast conditions, not during thunder-
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The long and short of it...
Mary Holt, a full-time nurse at
*Lake City Medical Center, part-time
LCCC Admissions Office assistant
and FACC member has completed a
lifetime FIRST. She had her almost
five foot long hair cut. During her 23
years her bangs were all that ever got
She didn't just go to a beauty shop
to have it done... she went first class.
Holt appeared on The Tyra Banks
Show from New York City at the tap-
ing of the special broadcast on "Age- l
defying Makeovers" for this once in a
lifetime event. This was the first time
any of her family or a nationwide au-
dience had seen her with short hair.
This amazing length of hairwas
then donated to "Locks of Love" to
supply beautifully crafted human hair
wigs to children who have cancer.
Mary Holt after. Photo compli-
ments of Michael Mitseff.
'Unlike airplanes, very;few heli-
copters -are, certified, to' be, flown in '
the clouds controlled by pilots using
instrumentation only. ShandsCair is
one of only three EMS "prograrfis in
the Southeast w ith this certification,
HoWard said. .
Plans to get this FAA approval be-
gan four years ago wheh ShandsCair
purchased its first helicopter equipped
with instruments and a GPS, Howard
"We had the technology. We just
needed to coordinate the approaches
and get FAA approval, and the state
was willing to fund the biggest per-
cent of the cost," Howard said.
Florida Department of Health pro-
vided a $75,000 grant. Shands put up
$25,000 of the cost to hire a contrac-
tor, who set up the network of GPS-
capable landing sites and oversaw
the FAA application and approval
Girls Fast Pitch
The Gainesville Warrior Girls Fast
Pitch Softball Organization will be
holding tryouts for the 10U and 12U
teams 2009 season. 10U tryouts will
be held on Saturday, January 10, from
2 to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park in High
Springs (US 441 fields). 12U tryouts
will be held on Saturday, January 17,
from 2 to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park in
If you would like additional
information, please call Coach Phil
Riley at (352) 215-1884, or email
pjriley. 1 @netzero.net or view our
When breaking news happens,
call the Journal at 463-7135.
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Sand or Sediment?
open house offers payment
scheduled for plan for fixed-
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) has
scheduled an open house meeting
on Thursday, January 8, to provide
information about a State Road
(S.R.) 47 resurfacing project and
new sidewalks project, both in Fort
Work on the S.R. 47 resurfacing
project is scheduled to begin in early
January and last for approximately
two and a half months. Motorists
should expect periodic lane closures
January through March while crews
complete this $1.5 million project.
Six sidewalks will also be designed
and built along U.S. 27, Cullen
Avenue, Southwest Bryant Avenue,
Southwest Yulan Street and Dorch
Street all in Fort White. Work is
scheduled to begin early next year at
a cost of approximately $145,000.
Anyone interested in either project
is encouraged to attend the open house
in the Fort White Town Hall located at
118 Southwest Wilson Springs Road.
The open house is informal so citizens
can drop by at their convenience
anytime between 4:30 and 6 p.m. to
ask questions or gather information
about either project from FDOT staff
and construction personnel.
For additional details on the
open house or the State Road 47'
resurfacing project, contact Monica
Reifeiss at (386) 754-0242 or monica.
email@example.com; for additional
information on the new sidewalks,
contact Gina Busscher at (386):.75w,
3714" or gina busscher'd'dot state.
In recognition of customers who
are on a fixed income, CFEC is now
offering members the ability to apply
for the CFEC Fixed Income/Senior
Citizen Payment Plan.
The plan offers members the
ability to be a part of a billing cycle
that more accurately fits the time in
which their income is received.
* To receive an application for the
payment plan opportunity, contact
CFEC at (352) 493-2511, and ask
about the Fixed Income/Senior
Citizen Payment Plan.
LCCC Board to meet
The Lake City Community College
(LCCC) District Board of Trustees
will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, January
13, in the LCCC Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees is
appointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year pe-
riod. Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination to the gover-
nor for trustee appointments.
LCCC is a- two-year community
college locally governed and pub-
licly supported. The college serves
a,five-county district that includes
Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties. LCCC is accred-
ited by the Commission on Colleges
of the Southern Association .of Col-
leges and Schools to award the asso-
A complete agenda will be avail-
able prior to the meeting. For more
information contact the 'public in-
formation office at (386) 754-4248.
This meeting is open to the public..
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 8,2009
CTIT.CT4'R TST COT JWTY JOURNAL
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By John M. Ayers
When the 2009 New Year arrived, ary. I'll never forget the trip we ven-
I had finally dozed off and was trying tured off to Talladega, Alabama to
to get some relief from my second watch the Talladega 500 in August;
dose of Vicks Nyquil for Cold & Flu this is a beautiful area with the roll-
that I had taken on Wednesday. I hate ing hill countryside.
the taste of this stuff, but I have to It was at the- Daytona 500 when
admit it takes my mind off the way I Pee Wee Thomas and I and other
feel and puts me to sleep and I always friends were standing on top of our
feel better when I awake. trucks in the infield watching this
On Friday morning, I returned historic race. As Red Farmer and an-
to work to get the bad news associ- other competing driver were coming
ated with the beginning of 2009. I out of the tri-oval, building up speed
have known Wilbur C. "Pee Wee" into the front straight away, the two
Thomas of Bell for many years. I cars got connected as they began to
can remember many times talking turn side ways over each other before'
with Mr. Bishop Thomas, Pee Wee's turning to end over end in the worst
father, back when his son was a dep- wreck I had ever witnessed. The guys
uty sheriff for Gilchrist County. The and gals standing in the back of the
Thomases always lived north of Bell truck in front of us began to look for
and have always been involved in ag- somewhere to go as the cars were
riculture. headed in our direction. Pee Wee and
'For many years Pee Wee farmed I stood and watched with disbelief as
and worked in law enforcement un- the drivers and their cars stayed en-
der several different sheriff admin- tangled to one another as they finally
istrations. He was also involved in landed up against the guard rail just
silver culture as he had several crews over the perimeter fence separating
of local residents that planted pine the crowd from the. speedway along
trees all over North Central Florida. the first turn less than 100 feet from
In those days there was a demand for us. When the cars landed, Red Farm-
pine trees planted in plantation for er still sitting in his driver's seat,
timber whether it was for pulp, chip slumped over his steering wheel; and
& saw, or mature timber that could we all thought he would never make'
be used as veneer logs and poles. Pee it out alive. Thank goodness we were
Wee enjoyed life even though he nev- wrong; it was a great race! Both driv-
er married but always took care of his ers recovered to race again. I don't
father and mother at their home north remember whether it was Richard
of Bell. Petty or Cale Yarborough that won
Many years ago before I was mar- the race that day, but I do recall we
ried, I would accompany friends to 'all had a great time.
NASCAR races to enjoy the atmo- These times are cherished memo-
sphere as well as the excitement. ries, as many of us will miss Wilbur
Sometimes we would be in Daytona C. "Pee Wee" Thomas and the many
to watch the Firecracker 400 in.July things he did for his Gilchrist Cotinty
or maybe the Daytona 500 in Febru- and the people that live here.
SLetter to the Editor
To Whom it May Concern, service and its customers are captive
It has come to my attention in recipients. Is sending out all these
recent news concerning the strict notices and rigid enforcement of the
Enforcement of the due dates on due dates easier than providing a more
Central Florida Coop. electric bills. convenient due date for customers
This issue is affecting a large number that need this accommodation?
of people in the tri county area. I feel that elderly persons and those
This matter is especially stressful on limited incomes are challenged
to persons struggling to survive enough just to survive. Due dates are
on limited incomes who are paid not engraved in stone. I feel that CFEC
monthly, such as the elderly. on can and should take into consideration
social security and those surviving the impact their recent enforcement is
on disability. People with medical having oi so many people and should
conditions are requesting medical take action to resolve the problem.
excuses to avoid being without During these times of unemployment,
power to operate esgrhtiallife saving the gasoline crisis and a troubled
medical equipment.- This not only economy this major utility company
puts a burden on people and medical and their sudden policy enforcement
services but requires bookkeeping contributes to the current public
to insure compliance by the power problems.
Central Florida Electric Coop has Ruth Thomas
a monopoly on providing electric Trenton
fo t e mothofth Swane Rve
Meet Your Neighbor
Name: Lois Cosgrove
Born in: Pennsylvania
Lived in: Waccasassa for over 30
years before moving toAyers Health
& Rehabilitation in October.
Family: One son, Michael, who
is moving to north Africa; grand-
daughter, Michelle and grandson,
Enjoys: Playing bingo and any oth-
er type of board game. "' win bingo
a lot. I just played today and I won
three times ... a quarter each time,
so I came back with 75 cents!"
First job: Woolworth's Five and
Dime in Elmira. New York. "I was
18 and I worked as a clerk before I
got married. After I got married, I
was a housewife."
How did you meet your husband?
"I had four brothers in the service
during World War 11 and Marty.
was also in the service. My broth-
er George showed him my picture
and he asked my brother if I would
write to him if he wrote to me and
my brother said, 'yes.' So I wrote to
him. We met in August and married
in December, but it wasn't a case
where we had to get married; I want
to clarify that."
Featured: In the Dec. 23, 1976 is-
sue of the Gilchrist County Journal
with her husband Marry' in the gift
shop they operated at their home in
Wacpasassa. The couple sold wood-
en toys Marty made and crocheted
goods and dolls that Lois made.
NMy hero: "My grandfather, he was
blind and he would walk around the
house and never fall ... I really ad-
What do you consider your great-
est accomplishment? "Writing. a
column 'Your Country Connection'
for the Gilchrist County Journal
for many years. I always loved to
What is something not many
people know about you? "'I was
always shy. but-as I've gotten older
I've come out of it!"
_By Lauren Rudd
". The %world looks brand-new'."
said Hobbes. "A New Year .a fresh
clean start." said Calvin "It's like
having a big white sheet of paper to
draw on," said Hobbes. "A day full
of possibilities." said Cablin "It's a
magical %world. Hobbes old buddy. .
let's go exploring."
Bill \atterson wrote those words
in December of 1995 as he conclud-
ed the last of his Cal in and Hobbes
comic strips and every year since
then I open my first column of the
New Year by quoting that phrase be-
cause the message is so abundantly
clear. Consider the financial markets
to be analogous to Calvin's magical
world...full of possibilities. All that
remains is for you to go exploring.
Now no one would argue that Wall
Street has closed the curtain on a
2008 performance that was probably
the nastiest we have experienced in
recent times. However, history is not
what is at issue here. It is what you are
goiagto do going forward-that will.
count. And, despite what you may
have been told, investing in stocks is
still the greatest wealth builder of all
time, despite the occasional setback.
Common sense, combined with a
modicum of patience, will produce
an average annual compounded gain
well in excess of market averages.
Notice, I did not use the words, "al-
ways profitable." There will be times
when stochastic events of an exog-
enous nature will take their toll. It is
the nature of the beast.
The only real damage results from
panicking and selling. Then you have
actual losses and recovery is consid-
erably more difficult. A better solu-
tion is to allow your mutual fund div-
idends to reinvest at the lower share
prices, if mutual funds are your route
of choice and I do not recommend
them. However, along the same vein,
I would be adding to a portfolio of
individual equities and allowing dol-
lar cost averaging to do its work on
stocks you already own.
Now wait a minute you say, if most
mutual funds cannot outperform the
The Consequence Of Sin Can Outlive Us
The apostle Paul declared in Galatians 6:7 "Do not be consequence that David would suffer is the sword would
deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows,
this he will also reap." There has always been
consequence to sin from the moment Adam and Eve
disobeyed God in the garden (Genesis 2,3). Man should
not think that he can escape the eye of God. '
King David was a man after God's own heart (Acts
13:22) and became the~greatest king to sit upon the throne
of Israel. Whenever David's name is mentioned there is
always a sidebar of remembering the incident with
Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite. In 2 -Samuel 11 we
read of David walking on the roof of his house one
evening when he "saw a woman bathing, and the woman
was very beautiful to behold" (2 Samuel 11:2). David
never leave his house and adversaries would rise up
against him even from his own household (see Absalom
and Adonijah). The house of David suffered many years of
hardship because of David's sin.
The punishment outlined by Nathan (2 Samuel 12:7-15)
was immediate at least in the lifetime' of David. The sad
part of David's sin was that he would forever be marked as
the man who took Uriah's wife. When the account of
Abijam's reign in Judah is given in the book of 1 Kings it
says: "Because David did what was right in the sight of
the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that
He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the
case of Uriah the Hittite" (1 Kings 15:5). The
brought Bathsheba into his palace and lay with her. Later consequence of sin remained.
she told the King that she was with child. Wanting to Remarkably when the genealogy of Jesus Christ is given
cover the incident up, her husband was recalled from the in Matthew's account, David is again marked with his sin.
besieging of the city of Rabbah. "Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the
Uriah the Hittite was one of the mighty men of David father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife
(2 Samuel 23:39; 1 Chronicles 11:41). He was a man of of Uriah" (Matthew 1:6). Generations removed David is
honor and nobility in service to his king. When called still remembered for what he did to Uriah and his sin with
home from the war, he refused to enter his house as long Bathsheba.
as his men and the ark were engaged in battle. Failing at Sin will take you farther than you want to go and keep
other attempts to coerce Uriah into bed with his wife, you longer than you want to stay. The lust of the flesh will
David sent an order (by the hand of Uriah) to his general, mark a person for lifetime as the one who is known for
Joab, to place Uriah in the heat of battle and then what they have done. This does not dismiss forgiveness as
withdraw. Uriah carried his death notice and died in the God forgave David but the reality of the reaping of sin
battle. sowed in a moment's reckless folly will blacken the pages
It was later God sent Nathan the prophet to David to of life and sometimes long after the person has died.
declare unto him the judgment of the Lord upon David & Many have walked that road today and bear a heavy
Bathsheba, the child and the descendants of David. The burden. David cries from the grave long passed: "0 man
immediate consequence of David's sin was the of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness" (1
condemnation of God. The grace of God allowed David to Timothy 6:11).
live (2 Samuel 12:13) but, the child would die. Further
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S&P 500, how can a mere mortal
like me be successful? The answer is
easy. You are not weighed down with
astronomical overhead, the need to
. finance redemptions or to undertake a
continuing turnover in your portfolio
so as to justify your existence.
In addition, given where stock
prices are currently, your investment
risk today is quite minimal. Not only
do I see the financial'markets :becom-
ing steadier, but as President elect
Obama's stimulus plan begins to gain
economic traction, you are looking
at an opportunity to not only recoup
your losses but to acquire some sub-
stantial gains in the process.
No, I am not going to be so rash
as to try and predict the future short-
term. Without the late Madam Marie
of Asbury Park and her crystal ball
that would be futile. However, there
are some things we do know.
For example, it should be obvious
that we are not headed for a 1930s
style depression. Moreover, interest
rates are likely to remain low for at
least a year and we will shortly have
a new Administration in Washington.
While I have not seen the planned
stimulus package, I would be will-
ing to bet that Wall Street will look
upon it favorably. And remember
that the financial markets are a for-
ward looking indicator, meaning that
Wall Street tries to anticipate what is
going to happen to the economy six
Meanwhile, over the next few
weeks you are going to be inundated
with market forecasts of every de-
scription. Many will try to conjure up
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By Cindy Jo Ayers
Last Saturday Carrie and I were of smoki
plundering around an antique store in when my
High Springs, and I found a treasure. ing and t
Well, I know most anyone else would a link of
not think of it as a treasure, but to My br
me it brought back a flood of happy ever moi
memories. some kin
I was all too happy to head to the during th
check out counter with my arms My la
loaded with a chipped enamel pan those So
which would hold a large selection in riddin
of fat quarters, (no I am not writing long frie
about my rather plump thighs). Fat reminding
quarters is a term used to describe a wide pat
quarter yard of fabric. I also had an ing opera
ol' linen dish towel with a pretty little after you
blue and yellow strip and, last but not by; "If or
least, my treasure of the day, a hog we never
scraper. I remem
After spying the old scraper, I white ch
snatched it up before some other hog a small I
killing enthusiast beat me to it. You edge fill
see I have happy memories of large again a r
family hog killing held traditionally still reme
on a freezing cold winter day. I re- chitlins c
member my Uncle Vance and his lieve me
worn whit rock sharpening a variety the wors
of pocket and butcher knives. I also did love
fondly remember him taking away dies and
large pieces of belly fat, which tend I knov
to roll around and twist and turn mak- that ol'
ing them hard to cut up, away from they did
me and handing me some back fat that I ha(
which was much easier to cut into killings
small chunks. Those fat chunks were but it w
fried in the large sugar kettle until all time. Ev
the lard was extracted and crunchy together
cracklins were scooped out of the grown pi
hot lard by my cousin Gary. In my us through
mind's eye I can still see Gary scrap-
ing the bottom of the large kettle with
a freshly washed garden hoe.
I can also remember my grandfa- 1 1/2 cup
their aka Poppy sitting,in an old chair 1/4 cup
scraping the pig's snout free of dirt 1/2 teasp
and hair so it could be made into hog 1/4 teasp
head cheese. 1 cup bu
Long ago I suddenly, knew I had 1 cup fin
come of age when I was allowed, to.
make sausage links and hang them,' Ad-d bu
on smooth tobacco stakes to be trans- Pour lnto
ferred to the smoke house for hours about 1/
a primordial fear of Wall Street but
offering salvation only if you imme-
diately subscribe to this or purchase
that. Do not to fall sway to the pas-
sions of the market, the tenets of its
prognosticators or those selling new
improved versions of snake oil. In-
stead, consider the words of Wall
Street legend Lucien Hooper.
"What always impresses me," he
once wrote,. "is how much better the
relaxed, long-term owners of stock
do.. The relaxed investor is usually
better informed and more under-
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more patient and less emotional."
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ng. I must have been 7 or 8
y daddy explained the loop-
wisting method used to form
others and cousins were for-
re joking around and pullin'
nd of prank on each other
he day long event.
te grandmother was one of
uthern women who believed
g chitlins. She and her life-
,nd Tamer were constantly
ng the young-ins to make a
h around their chitlin clean-
ation because they would get
i telling us each time we ran
ne of y'all fall off in that hole
r will get y'all clean again."
ber my grandmother's large
ipped enamel dish pan with
red strip running around the
ed with water to rinse yet
round of chitlins. I can also
ember the aroma of cooking
coming from her kitchen. Be-
, falling' off in that hole was
st fear we had. But we truly
racing by those elderly la-
making them fuss at us.
v most people wouldn't give
scraper a second look, but
n't have the rich childhood
d growing up on a farm. Hog
were a great deal of work,
as also a wonderful family
eryone in our family worked
to produce wonderful home-
ork products that would feed
ghout the winter.
ps plain cornmeal
all purpose flour
,oon baking soda
rely diced cracklin's
sift togetfier dy ingredients.
ttermilk, stir in cracklin's.
hot cast iron frying pan with.
4 cup oil in bottom. Bake for
tes at 400 degrees.
The American Legion
91 to meet
Post 91 will have our monthly
dinner and meeting on January 15,
2009 in our building located next to
the FFA arena on Walker curve, U.S
Highway 129 between Trenton and
As always the dinner is open to the
public for a donation. Post 91 will
provide the main dish and members
are asked to bring a dessert to share.
The dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. to
7 p.m. with the regularly scheduled
meeting to follow.
Remember, ladies, our American
Legion Auxiliary meets the same
place and time. Point of contact for
this event or membership, questions
is Wayne Minton at wayneminton@
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A scene from the play Misconceptions.
Suwanee Valley Players to
The Suwannee Valley Players have
begun rehearsals for their winter
comedy Misconceptions by Michael
Vukadinovich. The comedy, directed
by Janice Grant with the assistance of
Mike Humphries and Gregory Mer-
cier, is a story about lies and miscon-
ceptions that lead to a host of misun-
Two sisters, Claire (Susan Lastra)
and Dora (Elizabeth Phillips), are op-
posites when it comes. to just about
everything, and this night is no ex-
ception. Claire has spent her day at
a funeral, while Dora has been at a
wedding. But while Dora complains
of not being able to meet anyone at
the wedding, Claire admits to run-
ning into an old fling, Peter (Frank
Lastra), at the.funeral.
There is one thing about which the
two sisters 'do agree. Their mother
(Janice Grant) is starting to worry
them with her seemingly random
comments about boats of clothes,
red meat, and Jimmy Stewart. Enjoy
this hilarious comedy as it unfolds
with erroneous 'conclusions, realiza-
tions, and coincidences that are sure
to bring side-splitting laughs.
Performance dates are January
9th and 10th at 8 p.m. and the llth
at 2:30 p.m. and January 16th and
17th at 8 p.m. and the 18th at 2:30
p.m. at the Chief Theater on 25 East
Park Avenue in Chiefland. This looks
to be one of the funniest plays of the
season. Mark your calendars now for
this hilarious event. The play is being
presented with special arrangements
with Eldridge Publishing Company.
Contact us at (352) 493-ARTS or
online at www.svplayers.org for
^ Gilchrist 4
Lay&a Michelle Myers
Cole would like to announce the new addition to the family. His little sister,
Layla Michelle Myers.
Layla was bom at North Florida Women's Center on September 12, 2008.
She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Layla is the daughter of William Colby, Sr. and Stacy Michelle Myers. Her
maternal grandparents are Terry and Ronda Adkins of Trenton; great-grand-
parents are the late Horace Adkins and Barbara Jara of Trenton, and the late
Ronnie and Brenda Driggers of Cross City; great-great-grandparents are the
late Theodore and Gladys Hilliard of Trenton.
Her paternal grandparents are Bud Myers of Bronson, and Jim and Angela
Kern of Newberry; great-grandparents are the late Bud Myers of Bronson,
the late Arthur Fowler and Treil Fowler both of Newberry.
Layla was welcomed home by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A new arrivalmarks
Christmas came early for former Bell resident Jill Grams Akers.
On December 19, Jill's husband and high school sweetheart, Sgt. Mitch
Akers came home from Japan, where he is currently deployed as a mem-
ber of the United States Marine Corp.
Just three days after her husband arrived safely home, Jill gave birth to
the couple's second child atAndrewsAir Force Base. Tanner James Akers
was born at 6:02 p.m. on December 22. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces
and measured 19 inches.
Tanner was also welcomed into the world by his big sister, Breanna
Marie, who is nearly 2 years old.
According to Tanner's proud grandmother, Sarah Grams of Bell, Mitch
will be able to spend a month with his family at their home outside Wash-
ington D.C. before he has to return to Japan. Prior to 'being sent to Ja-
pan, Mitch served as guard chief for the White House Communications
Jill attended grade school in Bell and currently works as a government
contractor. According to her mother, Jill stays in close contact with her
family and friends in Gilchrist County.
Jarrod Watson, of San Diego, Gary and Angie Bergsma, and the
'California, visited iffi famiIl and, .grandson of Margaret Colson,
friends in Trenton over the holiday s. Happ) Birthday wishes to Tinat
He is the son of Gregg Watson and Langford, Terry Parrish,. Shari Par-
r .... nell, Gennie Langford, Merry Wat-
X. 5 'U E:I W EV son, Stephanie Chickering, and Mi-
chelle Lullo on January 8; Bryce
__ Carlisle, John Spaulding, and Buddy
N C A R E Schoefield on January 9; Doris Beau-
:)N C, A R Ev champ, Heather Carlisle, Troy Dunn,
O M E Laura Deen, Tina Adkins, Mary Kate
I M E. Colson, and Jonathan Smith on Janu-
:ary 10; Billy Greer, Shawn Manders,
erts to Cross City. Megan Harding, Sim Grimes, and
s oss y. Sophia Marie Harlee Whitwobd on
January 11; Steve Landis, Jr., Zacha-
day only ry Clifton, Helen Phillips, Ron Koltz,
and Little Thomas F Kemp on Janu-
this opportunity! ary 12; Chrystyana Williams, Robert
Hamilton, Griffin Morgan, Amy Ad-
n Friday, January 30th, kins, Crystal D. Rodgers, Jean Ben-
Sson, and Gay Howard on January 13;
orhood and Greg Turner, Elizabeth Craig, Robert
Emmons on January 14.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Floyd on' January 10;
Larry and Claudia Downing on Janu-
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The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thurs-
day, January 15, 2009 in the Gilchrist County Commissioners Build-
.ing at 210 South Main Street Trenton, Florida., The class is free and
open to the public. Anyone applying for a SHIP'loan is required to
attend a SHIP class. If you have any questions, please call the SHIP
Program office at 352-463-4021.
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Teresa Michelle Riordan
Annmarie and Matt Riordan are proud to announce the arrival of Teresa
Michelle born on December 19, 2008. She is doing well; and her sisters, Ve-
ronica and Julia, are very excited as well.
Congratulations to grandma and grandpa Riordan (Denis and Joan Marie
Riordan), and Nonie and Papa Falco ( Paul and Gail Falco).
Mrs. Alice White
The family of Mrs. Alice White
cordially invites, you to attend a
celebration of life in honor of her
94th birthday, on January 17, 2009,
. at 4 p.m., at the Trenton Community
A "Money Tree" will be available
For more information, contact
Alice Monyei at (352) 490-6166.
Thursday, Jan. 8
11 a.m.-Noon Gilchrist County Library's bi-lingual preschool program
Noon Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Director's Meeting
6 p.m. Bell Town Council Meeting
Friday, Jan. 9
4-7 p.m. Trenton Farmers Market at Trenton Depot
Sunday, Jan. 11
Attend the church of your choice
Monday, Jan. 12
Noon- Trenton Rotary Club Meerin.
6:30 p.m. SVL Board Meeting at the Field of Dreams
To submit an event for the Social. Calendar, call 463-7135.
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"He who dies with the most motive behind our decisions. This
:toys, wins." No doubt you've seen can make greed hard to detect in our
'this bumper sticker that expresses lives because we can- be skilled in
-the theme for our culture.. .more. hiding.those motives and justifying
'Greed is the supplier and source for our actions. However, we cannot
;this "more" and a dangerous enemy hide them from God.. .and we should
;to our hearts and relationships. This be grateful for that. Left alone, greed
'problem doesn't just affect those leaves us miserably unsatisfied and
'who are rich or powerful... no doubt can cause serious damage in our
:every one of us has been caught up in relationships.
*having plenty, but wanting more... we According to Proverbs 15:27, "A
'are all at risk. greedy man brings trouble to his
The definition of greed is an family..." I'm sure that you could
[excessive desire for wealth or gain make your own list of troubles greed
:that can never be satisfied.. .enough brings to a family, but here are a few I
:is never enough. In Ecclesiastes cameupwith: becoming workaholic
'5:10, the Bible says: "Whoever loves that never sees your family,
.money never has money enough; quarrelling.with family members over
'whoever loves wealth is never inheritance from a loved one, stealing
'satisfied with his income..." The real from an employer, cheating on taxes,
issue here is not money, but the love withholding money from someone
,of it. Simply put, greed is about not in need and neglecting giving to our
'being satisfied with what we have, church. In making these choices we
'and believing that we will only be may.think we will get ahead, but the
satisfied when we get "more." truth is we lose so much,more than
"People who want to get rich fall we gain: relationships, trust, respect,
'into temptation and a trap and into a good name and God's blessings.
'many foolish and harmful desires that The good news is we don't have to
.plunge men into ruin and destruction. give in to greed, selfish ambition
For the love of money is the root of or hidden motives to get what we.
all kinds of evil. Some people, eager need. Philippians 4:19 holds the
for money have wandered from their promise... "and my God will meet all
faith and pierced themselves with your needs, according to His glorious
many griefs." (1 Timothy 6:9-10) riches in Christ Jesus." Ask God
It is interesting that the Bible to search your heart for any hidden
calls the love of money the "root" motives of greed, to forgive you and
of all evil. On a tree, we can see the to help you battle this enemy of your
leaves, bark and branches, but not the heart and relationship. Trust Him to
root.. .it is the hidden part. Greed is do so.. .because your heart matters!
.not an action that we can see, but a Blessings, Angie
Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church
(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-.26)
10:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service
+6-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship -,Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed,
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ...........!..................... 1i 1AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................................. 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING. SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY; CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
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PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t .16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
Charles Brock, Music Director
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ......... ........................................... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship .........................1............................ 0:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........................................... .. ....... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o ..................................................... .......... ....... 6:45 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career................ 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services ~
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Comer of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in "Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
DYNAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
Bell Church of God
The Bell Church of God will be in
revival with Reverend Duane Pooler
and family beginning January 16,
2009. Sunday morning service
begins at 11 a.m. Sunday evening
service begins at 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday services will begin
at 7 p.m. The church is located at
5320 North Highway 129 in Bell.
For more information, please call
The Dixie Echoes
scheduled to perform at
First United Methodist
The Dixie Echoes are coming to
Chiefland. This legendary 'quartet
will be appearing on Thursday,
January 15, at 7:30 p.m.
For nearly 50 years, The Dixie
Echoes have been delivering the
good news of the Gospel through
their spiritually uplifting musical
ministry. Since their formation
in 1960, The Dixie Echoes have
enjoyed much success and are
probably best remembered for their
performances on the Gospel Singing
Jubilee, which aired in the late 60s
and early 70s. The quartet consists
of long-time lead vocalist Randy
Shelnut, baritone Randy, Shelnut,
Jr., tenor Wesley Smith, and bass
vocalist Pat Barker. The quarter
is accompanied by award winning
pianist Stewart Varnado. Although
considered to be one of the pioneer
Gospel groups, The Dixie Echoes
have maintained a refreshing vocal
style and a diverse song selection
that appeal to audiences of all ages.
This concert will begin at
7:30 p.m. To obtain additional
information regarding this exciting
musical event, call Elvira at' 493-
4692, or the church office at 493-
4627. Make plans. now to join the
Dixie Echoes at the First United
Methodist Church on January 15
for an exciting evening of Gospel
quartet music. Donation requested
at the door.
FAITHH van coming to
Because need doesn't take
days off for holidays, food, heat,
medicines, and basic needs still have
to be met, so the Catholic Charities
FAITHH van will again be at the
Bell Clubhouse for distribution at
9:45 a.m. on January 15.
The criteria remains the same in
2009. No deed, just need.
God blessGilchrist County in this
Forest Grove Baptist
Church will host a
blood drive in memory
of Mac McCall
Forest Grove Baptist Church
will host a blood drive in memory
of Mac McCall, the late owner of
McCall's TV in High Springs.
The blood drive will be. at Forest
Grove Baptist Church, located at,
22575 NW 94th Avenue in Alachua.
The blood drive will be from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 11,
Donors will receive a recognition
item and cholesterol screening. Free
hotdogs and sodas will be provided.
Call the church at (386) 462-3921
for more information.
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
Evening Worship...............:....6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
207 North Main Street Trenton
C ty .
Youth Director Josh Dease
Quentin Aaron Wright, 1/2/1987,
and Cherokee Seirra Nikol Down-
ard-Mobley, 5/6/1990, both of Fort
Austin Lee Herrington, 6/25/1990,
of Trenton, and Whitney Kathleen
Nordstrom, 4/6/1990, of Bronson.
Michael David Smith, 3/21/1976,
and Nissa Louise Kilian, 2/24/1978,
both of Trenton, were married on
12/22/2008 in Trenton by Deborah
Craft, notary public.
Thomas Joseph Azar III, 3/2/1984,
and Maegan Aline McNerney,
4/28/1981, both of San Jose, Cali-
fornia, were married on 12/21/2008
in Fanning Springs by Rev. Andrew
Christopher Richard Pedersen,
3/31/1972, and Jaime Lynn Purtle-
baugh, 1/14/1977, were married
on 12/22/2008 in Bronson by Billy
Johnson, Ordained Bishop.
Samuel Franklin Crews,
12/21/1982, and SarahElizabethMay-
Trenton United Methodist Church
"! 203 NE 2nd Street ,
Trenton, FL 32693 ,
Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Hank Cribb, Pastor
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We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W: CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .... ....................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .............................. 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening W orship .........;..................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study...
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: .38,-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for. Christ"
Financial Pressures, the stress of parenting, differences between men and women,
boredom, temptations -- They can all scorch a relationship.
The fires will come --Will your marriage last?
We here at First Baptist Church of Trenton want to help make sure it does. God designed
marriage to be a loving, lifelong partnership. Join us as we
Learn His plan for indestructible relationships. You'll find practical insights for building an
enduring, red-hot marriage.
Fireproof- The Movie January 16th @ 7:00 p.m.
Fireproof The Movie January 16th @ 7:00 p.m.
Fireproof The Movie January 1I7th @ 7:00 p.m.
January 18th -- February 22nd
We will also be offering small group studies for couples on Sunday after-
noons on "How To Fireproof Your Marriage" at 4:45 p.m.
Childcare will be provided at all the above events
(Movie nights childcare will
provide a movie for the-children)
(Teens will also have a movie ',
available for them) ,.,"
For Tickets or Information
First Baptist Trenton
nard, 1/15/1988, both of Chiefland,
were married on 12/23/2008 in
Chiefland by Karen M. Evans, notary
Levi Bobby Holder, 9/9/1985, and
Christa Michelle Bishop, 12/17/1984,
both of Trenton, were married on
12/20/2008 in Ocala by Pastor Andy
Michael Lee Sellers, 9/1/1986, of
Bay City, Texas, and Kara Nicole
Smith, 8/15/1988, of Corpus Christi,
Texas, were married o. 12/27/2008
in Newberry by Robert L. Pearce,
Patrick Roland Duniphin,
11/5/1983, and Mary Ann Butcher,
4/26/1986, both of Trenton, were
married on 12/25/2008 in Cedar Key
by Shannon R. Fine.
Training to be held
for Soil and Water
The Gilchrist Soil arid Water Con-
servation District Board will hold
their Annual Supervisor's Training
,on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at
5:30 p.m.' atAkins BBQ Restaurant,
Bell, Florida. *
A copy of the program may be ob-
tained by calling Darlene Smith at
(352) 486-2672 x 3.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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The Chamber Corner
The 2009 Chamber Annual Ban-
quet will be held on January 22nd.
Tickets are $25 per person and can
be purchased at the Chamber office.
New this year is the opportunity for
table sponsorship. $100 will give
your business recognition with a ta-
ble sponsor card and reserve the table
for you. Businesses, you may either
bring your door prizes to the chamber
office or bring them with you to the
The Blue Springs 4-H Club would
like to thank Will and Patty Gillespie
for hosting our annual Christmas
party at their house this year. The
party was filled with great food and
plenty of games. To show the soldiers
overseas that we are thinking of them
during these holidays, we sent them
a Christmas care package instead of
the usual gift exchange.
Santa Fe 4-H news
Santa Fe 4-H held its meeting
December 1, 2008, at Cruse Voting
Business discussion included on-
going community service projects of
collecting tabs for the Ronald Mc-'
Donald, upcoming fair projects, and
county events. Other discussion in-
cluded preparation of a float for the
Annual Bell Christmas parade.
After our business meeting, we
continued with our Christmas com-
munity project of preparing Christ-
mas cards for disabled veterans at the
hospital in Washington, DC, while
everyone enjoyed refreshments pre-
pared by our parents. A final high-
light of the evening was our annual
463-6 I I1
On December 2 the Blue Springs
4-H club went to Ayers in Trenton
and helped them setup Christmas
trees while the residents watched.
Everyone had a great time chatting
while decorating and getting to know
the people at Ayers. Afterwards
everyone relocated to the dining hall
to enjoy cookies and fruit punch.
Until our next meeting, .everyone
stay safe. Happy New Year.
Bell FFA Alumni news
The Bell FFA Alumni will hold
its monthly meeting on January 12,
2009, at 7 p.m. in the backroom at
Akins BBQ. Topics will include
committee reports for the National
FFA Week in February and plans
for a special fundraiser. Please make
plans to attend this meeting.
Upcoming FFA events are on Janu-
ary 12, a general meeting at 7 p.m. at
Akins; on January 26 an officer meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at Akins; and on Febru-
ary 9 a general meeting at 7 p.m. at
7 VE 3YARSEPEIEC
The Bell FFA Alumni is a sup-
porter organization for the Bell FFA
Chapters. Any parent, grandparent,
past FFA member, any other adult
from the community who would like
to help out is encouraged to join. Our
goal is to help our students in any
way we can. Today's students are our
leaders of tomorrow.
If you have any questions or
concerns, please email the officer
team at email@example.com.
Bell FFAAlumni Reporter
THS Tiger band news
There will be a mandatory band
parent meeting to discuss the Spring
Concert season 'on Tuesday, January
27, at 6:45 p.m. All parents .should
attend so that they get the rehearsal
schedule and dafes. Mrs. Trente-
seaux will be available to answer any
questions as well on that date about
grades, practice time, performances,
scheduling, field trips, etc.
We have extended the deadline for
recipe entries in the cookbooks we
are creating until spring. This is open
to everyone in our community. Please
send your favorite recipes to us via
the band website or to Ellen Andrews
at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will
accept any and all recipes submitted
by January 31, 2009. This is a terrific
fund raiser so' please contribute any
and all recipes you can.
Please check the schedule for any
extra practices and all of the events
coming, up. Thank you and we arey
looking forward to a great'2009!
The SFC Boots 'n BBQ
contest needs you
Grab that special secret barbecue
recipe your family and friends rave
about and enter the Backyard Divi-
sion of the Santa Fe College Brad-
ford Fest Boots 'n BBQ contest. Each
team competes with other nonprofes-
sional teams for cash prizes and tro-
Get "braggin' rights", and have. a
great time! The contest needs lots;,
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Ppis a complete Primary medical
and urgent care service provider.
Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and
now in Branford, we offer healthcare services for the
whole family, focusing on health and wellness from birth
to senior care. With everything from health check-ups
and x-rays, to chronic disease management and health
screening, to chiropractic care and a full-service
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Handmade crafters wanted. On
March 14 the Chamber will sponsor
The Suwannee Valley Quilt & Old
Time Craft Festival from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. We encourage local crafters to
participate and shaye your hand crafts
and talents. Call 463-3467 for more
If you are not' receiving Chamber
Email and would like to, call 463-
3467 or send a request to: chamber@
Blue Springs 4-H club helped set up Christmas trees at Ayers.
Blue Springs 4-H news
at 2 p.m. All members are urged to
attend because this will be such an
informative program, and guests are
t~ he Week~
Happy new year from Gilchrist
County 4-H! Our, 4-H'er of the
week is a young lady who has only
been in 4-H a couple of years but
has already started learning and
demonstrating some very important
life skills like leadership and public
Emily Padot is a 12-year-old
member of the Spring Ridge 4-H
Club. Last year Emily did a dem-
onstration at County Events and
District Events on making a fruit
salad with close, friend Spencer
Hewitt. Emily also won the cake
competition at County Events. Em-
ily showed her rabbit. Ice Cream, at
the Suwannee River Youth Fair anai
won second place in showmanship.
Emily entered some crafts in the
North Florida Fair in Tallahassee in
Recently Emily and Spencer
Hewitt helped organize a Toy for
Tots drive. These young ladies did
a fantastic job in gathering toys for
local families. Mr. Vince Arcadi.
local coordinator of Toys for Tots,
was very proud of Emily and Spen-
cer and gave them a behind-the-
scenes tour on toy distribution day.
As Emily continues in 4-H, she
will continue to develop her leader-
ship and communication skills, and
should go on to become one of our
fine youth leaders from Gilchrist
Congratulations. Emily, on being
the 4-H'er of the week!
Any young person can join 4-H
regardless of color, ethnicity, reli-
gion. gender, or handicap. Call (352)
463-3174 for more information.
of teams to compete. Teams can be
fielded by churches, fire departments,
schools, corrections officers, clubs,
police or sheriff's personnel, busi-
nesses, other groups--the list goes on
The contest is February 20 to 21
at the Bradford County Fairgrounds,
rain or shine. The entry deadline is
Think it's out of your league? Then
come out to the free food prep semi-
nar given by "Big Dennis" Schmitz,,
a pro from the Florida Barbecue As-
sociation. He'll show you how to
present your food and explain what
the judges are looking for. "Big Den-
nis" is a veteran of many contests and
wants to give you the confidence to
show off your skills.
The free food prep seminar is 11
a.m. Sunday, January 18 at the Starke
Woman's Club, 201 N. Walnut Street,
Starke, and should run two hours.
You must pre-register by January 14
to attend the free seminar. To regis-
ter call (904) 964-5382 ext. 5355 or
(352) 395-5355 or e-mail kathryn.
Need a reason to compete? You
can sell what you cook at the contest.
Your organization will get an 80 per-
cent split of your food sales with 20
percent going to the SFC scholarship
fund. That makes it a win-win situa-
tion because the scholarships are for
Bradford County students to attend
Santa Fe College.
Want another reason? There's a
"dessert or anything strawberry" cat-
egory in the contest. Bradford Coun-
ty has a reputation for the sweetest
strawberries this side of heaven, so
get out grandma's favorite prize win-
ner and bring it on.
For an application, or more infor-
mation, call (904) 964-5382 ext. 5355
or (352) 395-5355 or e-mail kathryn.
email@example.com. Again, the free
food seminar registration deadline
is January 14; the BBQ contest entry
deadline is February 6.
The Boots 'n' BBQ contest is
sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue
Association and is a fundraiser for
scholarships to help Bradford County
students attend SFC. The contest is
sponsored by Santa Fe Cpllege, SFC
Foundation, State of Florida Cultural
Affairs Division, Bradford County
Tourist Development Council, City
of Starke, and. radio station WEAG.
It is the highlight of Bradford Fest.
2009 SVL board meeting
The SVL will hold their 2009 SVL
board meeting on January 12, 2009,
at the Field of Dreams board room at
Remember "Your Support of S.V.L.
Supports Your Children. Together,
We'll Make All of Our Children Bet-
Do you have questions
Do you have questions about
Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental
Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug
Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you
do, come see SHINE, a volunteer
program with the Florida Department
of Elder Affairs. SHINE provides
free, unbiased and confidential
assistance. If you cannot come to a
site or want to know a site close to
you, call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-
SHINE's next site is on Friday,
January 16, from 10 a.m. to noon
at the Branford Public Library; on
Wednesday, January 28, from 10
a.m. to noon at the. Trenton Public
Library, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Cross City Public Library.
Levy County Genealogy
and Historical Society to
On Sunday, January 11, the Levy
County Genealogy and History
Society will host speaker Mitch
Brown of High Springs. Mr. Brown
is a full time professional genealogist
who does research in the Southeastern
United States. He specializes in
the states of Florida, Georgia and
At this meeting he will explain the
different records available from the
probate court. He will introduce the
various records created in this process
and emphasize the genealogical value
of these records.
Mr. Brown has spoken to our group
before and is a very knowledgeable
and entertaining speaker. He is
always glad to answer your questions
and help guide you along in your
research.The meeting will-be held
at the Levy County Quilt Museum
IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From January 1, 2009 to January 7,2009
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
1/5 Teacher Workday @BES
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
1/5 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday @BHS
1/5 7:00pm Athletic Booster Meeting @Akins
1/6 School Resumes for Students @BHS
1/6 4:00pm Girls weightlifting meet vs/Newberry @Newberry
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
1/5 Teachers Return from Christmas Break
1/6 8:10 a.m. Students Return from Christmas Break
4:00 p.m. MS G/B BB at Oak Hall
Oak Hall School
4:00 p.m. V G/B BB, JV B BB v. Mayo: Mayo
1/7 4:00 p.m. Girls Weightlifting teet v. Bronson Tiger Gym
1/9 4:00 p.m. V G/B BB, JV B BB v. Branford Branford
1/12 6:30 p.m. Football Banquet Cafeteria
1/13 4:00 p.m. V G/B BB, JV B BB at Hawthorne Hawthbrne
1/14 Report Cards go out
1/15 4:00 p.m. V G/B BB, JV B BB v. Dixie County Tiger Gym
1/16 4:00 p.m. V G/B BB, JV B BB v. Bell Tiger Gym
'1/21 3:30 p.m. Girls Weightlifting meet v. Bell Tiger Gym
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The Gilchrist Woman's Club would like to thank our featured enter-
tainers, Tom and Ele Hogan, who performed a variety of holiday num-
bers, which added ,to the Christmas ambience of the evening at our
latest club meeting/dinner on December 11, 2008.
Change of Meeting Date/Time for
next Gilchrist Woman's Club Meet-
ing: Due to a conflict with the date
and time that the Florida Gators
will be playing in the 2009 National
Championship Game on January
8, the Gilchrist Woman's Club first
monthly meeting of the new year is
being moved back, now to be held on
Thursday, January 15, at 7 p.m. at our
Club House in Trenton.
At that meeting, the Woman's
Club's latest raffle drawing will be
held, so you all have one extra week
to purchase, and possibly win, either
of the two great winning prizes: a
private quail hunt and lunch, being
provided by the exclusive Gilchrist
Hunt Club; or a private weekend get-
away for four, at a luxurious condo
provided at Suwannee Cove. See
or call one of our members for tick-
ets-they are only' $10 per ticket, or
you can get a group of three tickets
for $25. The raffle proceeds always
go back into serving our community
through the Woman's Club.
We are also still receiving T-shirts
and shorts for wounded veterans,, so
if you could, please donate to the
worthy cause "Sew You Care,." In
this small way, you can show you
care and thank our wounded Vets.
If you would like more information
on this great program, call Bridget
Richardson at (352) 463-8187. Also,
if our members can, please bring in
to this meeting any women's toiletry
items and/or donations to provide for
local area women's shelters and af-
filiated associations. Thisris a part
of our members making the effort
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The Gilchrist Woman's Club would like to extend a special thank you
to the members of our Social Committee who helped with the putting
together of our December Christmas meeting and dinner on December
11, 2008. From left to right: Jane Rose, Judy Parks, Norma Birman,
Joyce Marie Lottinville and Stephanie Metts, the Social Committee
Chairperson. Ladies, you all look stunning around that beautiful
to reach out to others in need, espe-
cially with the tough times reaching
into our area economy-but as it is
known around this county, that when
there are tough times, that's when the
Gilchrist Woman's Club membership
The January meeting is being
hosted by the G.W.C. Arts & Crafts
committee, and they have asked all
members to bring in their own art-
work (in particular, things.that have
been made in the past year) to put on
display and be judged. Those lucky
items that are judged best will then
move on to our group's local, district
and state competitions. So bring in
your creations--guests, are always
encouraged to attend, as well.
Go Gators and beat the Sooners!
Looking forward to meeting with you
all on the 15th!
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Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Every Friday from 4 pm 7pm
2rnd aturdy of the month noon 4
Open Mic and Jam from 4-5.
Jan 9 Donna Stacy
Jan 10 Post Holiday Block Party -
Didn't get what you wanted for
Come on out! Flying Turtles String Band
Jan 16 Dave Elliot Band
Jan 23 The Philmans
Jan 30 Karl & Ashley Bluegrass Band
Featured performers from 5 7.
& Plants **Bring Growers Permit
FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farimers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 or email DovesRoostYarns@aol.com
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VA providing Florida veterans
with disability verification
letters for first time for state and
local tax exemptions
The Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) announced today it has sent out
disability verification letters for the
first time to more than 265,000 Flor-
ida veterans and surviving spouses
who may be eligible for state or local
"We are working with the state of.
Florida to ensure veterans get the in-
formation they need to take advantage
of the state's annual tax relief," said
St. Petersburg VA' Regional Office
Director Barry Barker. Some state
tax laws provide veterans and their
surviving spouses with state, county
or local tax relief. VA assists veterans
to receive these benefits by providing
letters verifying their military service
and disability evaluations.
Although people can obtain these
verification letters at any time by
contacting their nearest VA regional
office, VA performed a special
computer run to automatically
generate these letters for veterans.
Florida veterans do not have to,
make a special request to obtain
this verification. Any veteran who
receives VA disability compensation,
but does not receive a letter or has
any questions about the 'information
contained in the letter should contact
their local VA Regional Office by
calling VA's toll-free number, 4-800-
827-1000. VA encourages veterans
and their families to check the letters
carefully and contact VA if they
have any concerns. Florida veterans
and survivors are advised to contact
their county property tax appraiser's
office on the Internet at http://
appraisers.html or tax collectors
office at http://dor.myflorida.com/
any questions about Florida State tax
Last year, VA paid nearly $2.9 bil-
lion in compensation and pensions
to eligible veterans and surviving
spouses in the state. In addition to
the VA regional office in St. Peters-
burg, the Department operates seven
major medical centers, 43 outpatient
clinics, five benefits offices, and 12
Vet Centers on behalf of Florida's 1.8
For more information on VA ben-
efit programs, go to www.va.gov or
Major L. Stroupe'-
Veterans Service Officer
Focus on the future
Homemakers: 'Develop self-suf-
ficiency and confidence, learn job
search and interview skills, create a
master application and resume, and
gain basic computer skills. Finding
supportive friends is a plus. Special
topic workshops are also offered
covering health, legal and employer
Free classes are offered monthly.
The next class starts January 12,
2009.' Registration deadline is Janu-
If you are 35 years or older and
have lost financial support, our, pro-
gram can help you make the transi-
tion into the job' market. Contact the
Displaced Homemakers Program at
Santa Fe College at (352) 395-5047
to make an intake screening appoint-
ment. The time to try is now.
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Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
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Mr. John C. Johns III
Mr. John C. Johns III, 50, passed
away on December 31, 2008, at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Johns was born on March 13,
1958, in Gainesville to John and Ev-
elyn Johns. He lived in Gainesville
his whole life until 6 years ago when
he moved to Trenton.
.He is survived by two daughters,
Shaina N. Johns and Rachel Marie
Johns both of Trenton; a stepdaugh-
ter, Kristina Huth of Trenton; a son,
WilliAm T. Hersey of Trenton, his
special friend, Edna Bryan of Tren-
ton; and four grandchildren, Sean
Casey Johns, Cameron Lee Johns,
Veronica May Bryan, and Thomas
Graveside services .were held on
Saturday, Jaunary 3, 2009, at Jones-
ville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
Mrs. Mattie Avon
Mrs. Mattie Avon Johnson, 90, c
Cross City passed away on Thursda
January 1, 2009, at the Cross Cii
Mrs. Johnson was born inWillistp:
Florida on November 20, 1919, 1
Dennis and Lonie Gilley. She own
and operated, along with her husband
David Johnson, Johnson's Marina :
Suwannee for 25 years until she sol
it to Bill Miller in 1970. She had
heart for those in need and an ear fi
those needing to talk. She enjoyed
fishing, growing flowers, shellir
peas, and cooking; and she loved hr
grandchildren. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by hi
husband, David Johnson, and so:
She is survived by sons, Jot
"BoBo" (Sharon) Summers of 0O
Town, and Bo (Judy) Summers c
Bell; daughter, Barbara (Ronnir
Williams of Cross City; sister, Mat
Ingram of Cross City; four grandchil-
dren, and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were
held on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at
the Old Town Cemetery with Rever-
end Bobby Bryan officiating.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home of Cross City.
*Mr. David Cecil Jones, Sr.
Mr. David Cecil
Mr. David Cecil Jones, Sr., 66, of
Cross City passed away on Monday,
January 5, 2009, at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland after a longillness.
Born in Shamrock, Mr. Jones was
a lifelong resident of Cross City. He
served in the United States Navy dur-
ing the Vietnam War and was a mem-
ber of the Shamrock Lodge #268 and
the Morocco Shrine Temple. He man-
aged the Jones Dry Goods Store for
many'years. After the store closed,
he worked shut-downs at various
mills around the Country. He was a
member of the First Baptist Church
in Cross City.
He is survived by his son, Da-
vid Cecil (Tia) Jones, Jr. of Palatka;
daughters, Diane (Tim) Lord of Old
Town, and Dee Dee (Mike) Miles of
Palatka; parents, Vessie and Luther
Mills of Cross City; and seven grand-
Funeral -services."will be held
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 3 'p.m.
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at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
with Reverend Mike Brown officiat-
ing. Burial will follow at Cross City
Cemetery. A visitation will be held
at the funeral home one hour prior to
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
Mrs. Nancy E. Marsh
Mrs. Nancy E. Marsh, 68, of Tren-
ton, passed away on January 4,2009,
She was born inAshville, Ohio and
worked as a housekeeper in nursing
She is survived by her husband,
Joseph A. Marsh of Trenton; daugh-
ters, Rhonda McNeely of York, Penn-
sylvania, and Nancy Hess of Trenton;
son, Arthur J. Marsh of Zephyrhills;
brothers, Paul Wayne Marsh, Jr. of
/ Waverly, Ohio, and John Eugene
Adkins of Chillicothe, Ohio, and her
grandchildren and great-grandchil-
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Mr. Grady Garner
Mr. Grady Garner Tumlin, 79, of
Old Town passed away on Tuesday,
December 30, 2008, at Shands of UF
after a loing illness.
Mr. Tumlin was born in Fulton
County, Georgia on March 21, 1929.
He moved to Steinhatchee and then
to Old Town from Atlanta in 1968.
Mrs. Doris Louise Morgan He served many years as an EMS
S volunteer in Taylor and Dixie Coun-
Mrs. Doris Louise ty and oas instrumental in starting
DorisLouthe volunteer ambulance services
Morgan in Steinhatchee and Jena. He loved
Mrs. Doris Louise Morgan, 64, woodworking and making toys for
.passed away on Sunday, December children. He was a member of the
28,2008. : Capital View Masonic Lodge in At-
Mrs. Morgan was born in Gaines- lanta, Georgia, and Scrub Creek Bap-
ville. She was a homemaker and en- tist Church in Old Town,
joyed fishing, poker, bingo, and at- He is survived by his wife of 59
tending her grandchildren's sporting years, Dorothy "Dot" Tumlin of Old
events. Town; sons, William Eugene Turnm-
Mrs. Morgan was preceded in lin of Steinhatchee, Grady Laurance
death by her daughter, Marilyn, two Turnlin and Thomas Doyle Tumlin,
brothers, and her parents, Flossie,and both of Old Town; daughter, Gayle
Roy. Aurelia Burks of Whitesburg, Geor-
She is survived by her husband, gia; 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-
Walfred Sanchez ofNewberry; daugh- grandchildren.
ter, Lesha Fowler of Hawthorne; Funeral Services were held on
sons, Hubert (Tina) Worley, Jr., Chris Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Scrub
Samanthat W'orlie of Trenton; nine Creek BaptiBt Church with, Reverend
grandchildren, Shonna, Heather, Lil Archie Knowles officiating. Burial
Herbie, Thomas, Brittney, Jesika, followed at Scrub Creek Baptist
Drew, Brian, and Laine; four great- Church Cemetery. A visitation was
grandchildren, Lele, Ricky,, Nicholas, held at the church one hour prior to
and Cameron; sisters, Gloria, Retha, the service.
Shirley, Jane, and Kathy; and broth- Arrangements were placed under
ers, Jackie, and Wayne. the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Funeral services were held on Fri- Home in Cross City.
day, January 2, 2009, at Williams-
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Mr. Wilbur C. "Pee Wee" Thomas,
60, passed away on Friday, January
Mr. Thomas was born on January
14, 1948, in Lake City to Bishop and
Nannette Thomas. He was a lifelong
resident of the area. He was a retired
deputy sheriff with the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office. He was a
Master Mason at the William T. Carl-
ton Lodge #46, and a member of Mt.
Nebo Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Bishop and Nanette Thom-
Mr. Thomas is survived by three
aunts, Audrey Thomas, Geraline
Martin, and Sue Boyd; and many
family members and friends.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, January 5, 2009, at Mt.
Nebo Baptist Church with Reverend
Jimmy Corbin conducting the ser-
vice. Interment followed at Townsend
Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in,
promotes the safe
use and disposal of
Compact fluorescent lamps are
small fluorescent light bulbs that can
be screwed into a regular light socket.
-They use about 75 percent less ener-
gy than standard incandescent bulbs
and last up to 10 times longer. How-
ever, these money and energy saving
lamps contain a very small amount of
potentially hazardous mercury.
North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Chairman Ron Mills says, "It is im-
portant that Florida residents know
how we can safely use and recycle
compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
in our homes. A hazardous materi-
als response team does not need to be
called if a bulb is broken."
In Florida, LEPCs have a respon-
sibility to help increase chemical
safety in our communities. The
LEPC serves eleven counties in north
central Florida and is staffed by the
North Central Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council. LEPC Members are
from a wide variety of occupational
January 18 to 24, 2009, has been
declared as Hazardous Materials
Awareness Week statewide by Flor-
ida Governor Charlie Crist. A goal
this year is to encourage the public to
safely use and dispose of light bulbs
that contain very small amounts of
potentially hazardous mercury. This
includes being able to safely clean-up
a broken bulb.
According to the U.S. Environmen-
tal ProtectionAgency, if every Ameri-
can home replaced just one light bulb
with an ENERGY STAR qualified
CFL, it would save enough energy to
light more than three million homes
for a year. This would also prevent
greenhouse gas emissions equivalent
to more than 800,000 cars.
Each CFL contains a very smalf
amount of mercury, usually around 5
milligrams, or about the amount that
would cover the tip of a ball-point
pen. In comparison, a mercury fever
thermometer contains about one hun-
dred times as much.
To find a place to recycle these
bulbs and other household hazardous
waste items in your community, visit
www.Earth911.comrn to learn about the.
recycling options near your home.
CFL Recycling Locations
.The LEPC is working with both
public and private partners in promot-
ing the safe use of CFLs. In Gilchrist
the following locations are accepting
CFLs during the week of January 18-
Ace Hardware (Trenton)
Gilchrist Building Supply (Bell)
Instructions on how to safely per-
form a clean-up are available on the
LEPC web site (ncflepc.org) and at
public and private Hazardous Mate-
rials Awareness Week partners which
are collecting CFLs for recycling.
For more additional information,
contact LEPC Director Dwayne
Mundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(352) 955-2200, Ext. 108.
If a CFL or other fluorescent lamp
should break in your home, the Flor-
ida Department of Environmental
Protection recommends the follow-
ing guidelines for clean-up:
Do not use a broom or a vacuum to
clean-up a mercury spill!
1. Ventilate the room
Open a window. Leave the room
and restrict access for at least 30
minutes. If available, point a floor or
pedestal fan at the open window. Us-
ing a ceiling fan will not be as helpful
at moving the air out of the window.
2. Pick up all materials you can
Wear disposable gloves. Carefully
scoop up the fragments and powder
with stiff paper or cardboard. Sticky
tape (such as duct tape) can be used
to pick up small pieces and powder.
Wipe the area clean with a damp pa-
per towel or disposable wet wipe.
3. Double bag and recycle
Place the broken CFL and clean-up
materials in doubled plastic bags and
seal the bags. Take the materials to
a local household hazardous waste
center or collection event, a fluores-
cent lamp recycling facility, or put
into the household trash stored out-
side if no. other recycling options are
4. Wash your hands
January Block Party
The Trenton Community Farmers
Market January Post-Holiday Block
Party themed "Didn't Get What You
Wanted?" -will be held on Saturday,
January 10, from noon to 4..
Artists, crafters, farmers, and
musicians will be on the platform
to' bring a post-holiday cheer to all
who atterid. Plan on joining us at The
Depot this Saturday.
The Trenton Community Farmers
Market is held at the historic Trenton
Train Depot located on Rt 129 (Main
St) at the Nature Coast Trailhead,
right next door to the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shop. The Farmers
Market is sponsored by the City of
For more information, including
vendor queries.. call Ellen at (352)
472-7632 or e-mail paletteable@aol6
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 8,2009
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THURSDAY. JANUARY 8.2009
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
2 T ILegal Notices
INVITATION TO BID Gilchrist Cou
Sealed bids are hereby requested for to amend this I
the construction, paving and drainage bid. Bid must c
improvements for a parking lot at Hart nature or printed
Springs RV Campground, SW 80th should also appe
Way, Bell, FL.. For further information sheet(s). Gilchri
contact Julie Harrison 352-221-2713. right to refuse ar
Sealed bids are to be submitted to the Pub. January 8,2
Gilchrist County Building Department/
County Administrators Office no later
than 12:00 noon, on January 16, 2008. INVITATI
Gilchrist County reserves the right to Quotes are he
amend this bid after awarding of bid. Construction of
Bid must contain an original signature facilities locate
or printed in ink. Bidder's name Campground, Sc
should also appear on each page of bid Gilchampgrist Countd, S
sheet(s). Gilchrist County reserves the direchrit purchase
right to refuse any and all bids. direct purchase
Pub. January 8, 2009b. n flt he, l P!
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids are hereby requested for
the Installation of four (4) sixty-five (65)
foot poles to be set with cross arms and
lights at the softball facilities located
at Hart Springs RV Campground, SW
80th Way, Bell, FL. All materials will
be supplied by Gilchrist County. For
further information contact Julie Har-
rison 352-221-2713. Sealed bids are
to be submitted to the Gilchrist County,
Building Department/County Adminis-
trators Office no later than 12:00 noon,
on January 16, 2008.
nty reserves the right
bid after awarding of
contain an original sig-
in ink. Bidder's name
ear on each page of bid
ist County reserves the
ny and all bids.
ON TO QUOTE
reby requested for the
d at Hart Springs RV
W 80th Way, Bell, FL.
y intends to do owner
and to quote labor
Masonry, and Framing. For further
information contact Julie Harrison
352-221-2713. Specifications may be
obtained online at http://www.gilchrist.
Quotes are to be submitted to the
Gilchrist County Building Department/
County Administrators Office no later
than 12:00 noon, on January 16, 2009.
Gilchrist County reserves the right
to amend this bid after awarding of bid.
Bid must contain an original signature
or printed in ink., Bidder's name should
also appear on each page of bid sheet(s).
Gilchrist County reserves the right to
refuse any and all bids.
Pub. January 8, 2009b.
The United States of America to
Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.,
patent, $1,999.50, on 12/22/2008.
June N. Calmes to Julie M. Fletch-
er, warranty deed, $120,000.00, Lot
45 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 2, on
Wayne A. Gregory and Carla M.
Gregory to Wayne A. Gregory and
Carla M. Gregory, general warranty
deed, $100.00, Parcel 11 Gilchrist
Acres, on 12/22/2008.
David Vitro and Christy Vitro
f/k/a Christy Bland-Bames to Jef-
frey Brown and Jennifer Nicole
Brown, warranty deed, $122,000.00,
Lot 53 Foxwood Acres Unit 2, on
Joseph W. Gilliam Clerk of Court
and Breakthru Properties Inc. to S
and P Capital Corporation, certificate
of title, $10.00, Lot 3 Easley Place,
David W. Noyes and Julie V. Noy-
es to Julie V. Noyes, special warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Osteen Acres, on
Ray Sanders and Frances Sanders to
Clay Sanders and Erin Sanders, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, on 12/23/2008.
Robert L. Heise and Frances L.
Hanson Heise to Joseph Fogarty
and Ethelyn Fogarty, warranty deed,
|$50,000.00, Lot 1 Heise Estates, on
F James D. Schultz to Christine S.
:Hardee, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Tract C, D, and F Suwannee River
?Estates North, on 12/23/2008. .
: Troy Wilcox and .Marigold Wil-
Icox, Wayne W. Wilcox, and Sharon
,L. Wilcox to Wayne W. Wilcox and
pSharon I. Wilcox, quit claim deed,
$ 10.00, on 12/24/2008.
Stanley M. Akins and Ruth M.
'Akins to Stanley M. Akins, Ruth M.
;Akins, and Scott A. Akins, warranty
deed, $10.00, on 12/24/2008.
: Nicholas J. Kersch and Megan
E. Kersch to Salvatore Palazzolo,
Carmela Palazzolo, and the Salva-
tore Palazzolo and Carmnela Palaz-
zolo family revocable trust, warranty
'deed, $35,000.00, on 12/24/2008.
Hunter River.Properties, LLC to
Terry L. Hunter, John B. Hunter,
.George W. Hunter, and George D.
Hunter, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
19 and 20 of Suwannee River High-
lands, on 12/24/2008.
Arthur G. Reeves, Jr. and Mary
Anne Reeves toArthur G. Reeves, Jr.,
Mary Anne Reeves, and the Arthur G.
and Mary Anne' Reeves Trust, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, on 12/24/2008.
. Julia Gress to Glenda D. Douglas
and Gary Stanley, warranty deed,
$90,000.00, on 12/24/2008.
Adrain G. Hammond to Piedmont
Farms, Inc., quit claim deed, $10.00,
Ronald P. St. John, Jr. and Mar-
cia A. St. John to Central Florida
Community College, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 12/29/2008. .
Big Ridge Land Company to
B. J. Skinner, Jr., warranty deed,
$2,700.00, on 12/29/2008.
Five Points Bank Trustee and the
Irma L. Portenier Revocable Living
Trust to FIATP Parent LLC, Trustee's
Deed, $69,275.00, on 12/29/2008.
Jerry C. Wilks to BMW Holdings
Inc. andAkers Investments LLC, gen-
eral warranty deed, $28,500.00, Lot
148 Pines Estates, on 12/29/2008.
Lonnie R. Wilkerson, Jr. to
Wendy Wilkerson, warranty deed,
$36,963.97, Lots 1-12 Block 55 Sun
'N Fun Unit 3, on 12/29/2008.
Lonnie R. Wilkerson, Jr. a/k/a
Lonnie Wilkerson to Wendy Wilker-
son, warranty deed, $46,971.80, on
Donnie R. Wilkerson, Jr. to
Wendy Wilkerson, warranty deed,
$33,482.07, on 12/29/2008.
Diana Sue B. Jillson to Rebec-
ca Marie Jillson, quit claim deed,
$10.00, on 12/29/2008. I
Catherine-B. Roberts Trustee, Cath-
erine B. Roberts, and the Wendell
A. and Catherine B. Roberts Living
Trust to Catherine B. Roberts Trust-
ee, Rockwell W. Roberts Trustee, the
Wendell A. Roberts Living Trust and
Catherine B. Roberts Living Trust,
corrective quit claim deed, $10.00,
Anne Thornton a/k/a Ann Thom-
ton to Anne Thornton and Chris
Thornton, warranty deed, $10.00, on
Capital City Bank to Juliotus Riley
Sr. and Ethel Riley, special warranty
deed, $62,000.00, Lot 61 Pines Es-
tates, on 12/30/2008.
Nathan McDougal, Sr. to Ernst
Nicolitz, general warranty deed,
$30,000.00, on 12/30/2008 ..
Southeast Investment Management
. Inc. to Lilia Wyszkowski, warranty
deed, $95,000.00, Lot 5 Hidden Oaks
First Addition, on 12/30/2008.
Southeast Investment Manage-
ment, Inc. to Lilia Wyszkowski, war-
ranty deed, $85,000.00, Lot 6 Hidden
Oaks First Addition, 12/30/2008.
Ralph J. Turner, Jr. Trustee and the
, Turner Trust Agreement to Michael
Kames and Amanda Kames, general
warranty deed, $89,900.00, Part of
Lot 1 Block 7 Trenton Original Sur-
vey, on 12/31/2008.
Discalced Carmelite Fathers
of Florida, Inc. to Nathan G. Mc-
Dougal, corporate warranty deed,
$125,000.00, on 12/31/2008.
David E. Laing to David E. Laing,
Christine Laing, and Brafidon David
Laing, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
Green Tree Servicing LLC toAaron
J. Lorie and Janet A. Lorie, warranty
deed, $53,786.49, on 12/31/2008.
Jerry K. Lenox and the Estate of
Charles F. Kleiber to Kody C. Lee
and Katie M. Odom, warranty deed,
$135,000.00, on 12/31/2008.
Lenda J. Page to Scott A. Akins
and Kimberly L. Akins, warranty
deed, $109,200.00, on .12/31/2008.
Matthew S. Bowman and Nicole
P. Bowman to Michael W. Ott, Lor-
retta L., Ott, Lucian Solski, and Patri-
cia A. Solski, general warranty deed,
$112,550.00, on 12/31/2008.
Thomas C. McGuire, Jr. to Mason
E. Marvel Trustee, Audrey L. Marvel
Trustee, and the Revocable Intervi-
vos Marvel Family Trust, warranty
deed, $32,500.00, on 12/31/2008.
Frederick Louis Grady III to Gifford
Scott Grady, Angela Kristine Grady,
and Louis Grady, Jr., quit claim deed,
$126,800.00, on 12/31/2008.
Gary Wayne Akins and Kathryn L.
Akins to Joshua Lee Akins, warranty
,deed, $10.00, on 12/31/2008.
Karen E. Petrone to Karen E.
Petrone and Thomas E..Pryor, quit
claim deed, Lot 1 Redberry Branch
Estates, on 1/2/2009.
Will Gray May, Jr. to Donald Eu-
gene May, warranty deed, $10.00, on
Donald Eugene May to Will Gray
May, Jr., warranty deed, $10.00, on
Jim F. Home to Jesse B. Home,
warranty deed, $10.00, on 1/2/2009.
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Weekly Sheriff's Report for week
January 4, 2009
On December 31, 2008, Andrew,
E. Merz, 5/7/81, was arrested on a
Marion County Warrant with the
charge of Possession of Less than 20
Grams of Marijuana.
On December 31, 2008, Harry
L. Strong, 3/27/60, was arrested on
charges of DUI and DWLSR/Ha-
On January 2, 2009, Travis D.
Zeagler, 12/08/90, was arrested on
two counts of Burglary of Convey-
ance and two counts of Petit Theft.
On January 2,2009, Johnny B. Rai-
ley, 4/1/80, was arrested on charges
of Burglary of Structure, Criminal
Mischief, and Petit Theft.
On January 2, 2009, Lyle Beck-
ham, 2/10/76, was arrested on charg-
es of Burglary of Structure, Criminal
Mischief, and Petit Theft.
On January 2, 2009, Lance W.
Beckham, 2/10/76, was arrested on
charges of Burglary of Structure,
Criminal Mischief, Theft of Less
than $300.00 and Petit Theft.
On January 2, 2009, Samuel L. Pit-
tman, 2/24/81, was arrested on the
charge of First Degree Murder.
On January 4, 2009, Terrence L.
Standridge, 6/16/63, was arrested on
the charge of DWLSR.
On January 4, 2009, Michael A.
Money, 9/27/99, was arrested on a
Writ of Bodily Attachment.
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The small town of Fanning Springs
was the center of much excitement
and activity as the 20th anniversary of
the Festival of Lights and Christmas
Boat Parade got underway. On Satur-
day, December 13, the Fort Fanning
Historical Park was bustling with ac-
tivity with everyone rushing around
trying to get set up for a very busy
day. The Moose Lodge had their tent
set up bright and early so everyone
could get a steaming cup of coffee
or chocolate to ward off the chill in
the morning air. Yes, it was cold, and
a good jacket felt mighty good! But
the weather moderated a bit and the
day was just what we ordered, sunny,
nice and cool but not too cool
The Tri-County Marine Corps
started our day with the flag raising
ceremony, utilizing the new flagpole
that has been put up at the park by
the City of Fanning Springs. Gina
Cowsert and Laura Murphy, our
MC's for the day, got everyone in the
Christmas spirit with their beautiful
music. Art and craft vendors busily
got their displays ready for everyone
to browse through, admire arid buy
.those special gifts. The various food
setups were busy dishing out good
food and tempting everyone with
their aroma swirling about the in the
Of course, the hustle and bustle of
Jolly Saint Nick was the center of at7
traction for many children, as they
got their pictures taken with Santa
and they could tell. him "what they
were hoping to find under the Christ-
mas tree. Each one was given a gift
from Santa. Thanks to the Tri-Coun-
ty Marine Corp and Toys for Tots for
taking on this part of our Festival this
year. They did a great job!
Bruce the Juggler/Unicyclist treat-
ed the crowd to his many acts of
juggling, balancing, unicycling and
more. The children were excited as he
had some assist him with some of his
acts. He also wandered' through out
the Park all day entertaining every-
one along the way. We also had some.
great band groups performing all day.
The Amos Philman group is always
a favorite in the area, along with
Earl Green and the Mercy Mountain
Boys, Rick Gordon Band, and finally
the Fanning Springs Community
Church Praise Band performed with
Christmas Carols on stage and also
continued with a sing-a-long by the
riverside as well.' They also served
free hot' chocolate and coffee to the
spectators. The youth group also
sold Glo Lites for the chamber and
what a superb j6ob th6y did. Thanks
to all that participated.
In the meantime, across the way,
the many classic cars began to roll in
for a full day of activity. Although
not as many as years past, they still
had a good turnout. The array of dif-
ferent vehicles, all decked out with
polish and shine was most impres-
sive. There were many awards given
out during the day. Congratulations
to the Cruising for Grins Car Club for
having such a great day.
Drawings for prizes and raffles
were ongoing all day. Various mer-
chants donated many prizes and these
were drawn for every hour during the
day. The Chamber had a raffle for a
beautiful Electric Guitar, donated by
Dixie Music of Old Town, which was
won by Donna Stacy. The Portable
Fireplace, donated by Badcock's Fur-
niture of Chiefland, was won by Tra-
vis Creamer and the Wooden Angel,
donated by Toy for Tots was won by
the Chisom family.
The Yellow Rubber Ducky Race
on the Suwannee River in the af-
ternoon featured almost 2,000. little
ducks starting their journey down
the river. First place winner received
$300, the second place winner won
$200, and the third place winner won
$100. This event is sponsored by the
Suwannee River Cruisers Boat Club
and.is very popular with everyone, as
it is an exciting race to watch as the
ducks get caught up in the currents
and go hither and yon!
Then it was time to get the Christ-
mas Boat Parade underway. What a
beautiful evening, with a full moon
and moderate temperatures, the
crowds of people began getting in
place to watch the ,16 boats begin
their journey up the Suwannee River.
As they came in front of the \Vayside
Park, they did a complete turnaround
for-all to view the beautiful decora-
tions. Our judges, Sue White., Huck-
leberry's Bar B Cue). Bill Yontz.
(McDonald's of Chiefland and Cross
City), and George Salas, (Gail's Cafe
of Old Town), observed each one as
they came up under the bridge and
continued to the Suwannee Gables
Motel/Marina. They were judging
them on creativity, showmanship and
presentation and what a difficult job
this is! The awards presentation was
held at the pavilion at the Suwannee
Gables/Marina where the crews wel-
comed some hot coffee, hot choco-
late and snacks as they waited for the
Winners were as follows: Large
Boat 1st place was awarded to Mike
Boyer,. 2nd place went to Doug
Burgner, 3rd place winners were
Mike Carlton, Bill Greene and the
Dixie County Volunteer Fire Fighters
using Russ McAllister's boat. In the
Medium Boat group, 1st place went
to Heather Jones, 2nd place went
to Ron Smith and Mark Anderson,
and 3rd place went to Green South
Equipment (John Deere). Honor-
able Mention Trophies were given
to David Hutchinson, Toy for Tots,
and Maxie Owens. In the Small boat
category 1st place was won by. The-
resa Jones, 2nd place went to Jerry
Hartley and Emily King, 3rd place
went to William Couey with James
and Patricia Pagan taking home an
Honorable Mention. Thanks to T6ny
Cruse of the Gilchrist County Sheriff
Dept. and the Fish and Game Marine
Patrol for .patrolling and making sure
that everyone on the river had a safe
Our best wishes to everyone that
participated in any way to help make
.this one of the best Festivals we have
had. May you have 'a blessed and
prosperous New Year.
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in need of some TLC, sits on high bluff on the Suwannee
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SE 41st Way, Waters Lake in Trenton. 2,
BR/1 BA, washer/dryer, air conditioning,
Available At The
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Trenton, FL 32693
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HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER: W/
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(352) 376-0080 or (352) 284-3873.
HOME FOR RENT, BELL: 3 BR/2
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Forida 32693
~ GO GATORS!! BEAT THE SOONERS!! ~
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
Just Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-built in Trenton, on landscaped
150x100 tract at west end of town. Has good-sized living room, full dining room/kitchen,. 1-vehicle carport & more--call our office for full
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-built homes, each over 2,500 inside
sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area & more...Seller says to make an offer...$219,900 (each).
Reduced (From $179,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$169,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home,-on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
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/I BA: Neat, clean & 'miove-in' ready, CR-55A near Cross City...$99,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI.ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which have 3 spaces for businesses rentals (and also a 2 BR/I BA
apartment), located at the heart of downtown Bell along US-129. Excellent income potential in growing community--call Jean for full details...$349,900.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN DOWNTOWN BELL: Plenty of retail space available, at this CB-built building (over 2700 inside sqft) at the heart of
town, across from Bell HS. Seller has priced to sell--call/email to Barbara, for full property details...$159,900.
-SOLID OLDER-FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, zoned currently for commercial
use, with over 1600 sqft., including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details...$115,000.
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots (total size of 170x160); has zoning allowing for multi apartments, with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
5-ACRE TRACT, WITH 2 M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA (total): Five pasture acres at end of country drive, with two 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
homes, and frame-bit. RecRoom/workshop building. Has over 2,300 sqft. of living space, extras include wheelchair access, sun porch & more...$149,900.
.9+ ACRES & SPACIOUS M/HOME AT JUDSON AREA: 3 BR/2 BA: Big & roomy 27x60 m/home, on a big & roomy pasture/fenced 9.92-acre tract
with paved road frontage (close to Trenton, Chiefland & Bronson). Has frame-built storage barn & lots more--call Barbara for details...$139,900.
WOODED 5-ACRES & LIKE-NEW MANUFACTURED: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home in showroom condition, split-plan with large
greatroom/kitchen. On an under-brushed 5-acre tract, with perimeter fencing, located just north of Bell; also has 2-vehicle car cover & more...$136,000.
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 porch)...$105,900.
Reduced (From $119,900)-NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEARTOWN: 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 tractnavailable, located nearby SR-47 north of town. Property has an
'as is' tri-level'manufaptured home & additions; includes full fencing/gates, well/septic system & outbuildings;..Owner is Ready to Sell...$99,900.
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 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean, w/l 200 inside sqft; includes workshop & carport, near Old Town...$74,900.
VERY AFFORDABLE AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 w/new flooring, kitchen cabinets; on .70/acre tract near SR-26...$39,900.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
. 10 ACRE TRACTS FOR SALE: Three separate approx. 10-acre tracts available, each located just outside of Bell; two wooded tracts close to the
Suwannee, the third is a pasture tract with some young oaks-call office/cell #'s for full property details...Starting from $74,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Four tracts available in our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900 (unimproved) $77,900 (improved)
3+ ACRE TRACT, AFFORDABLY PRICED: Wooded 3.34-acre property in E. Gilchrist, within short drive to SR-26...$24,900.
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy County
area,..Single tracts start from $12,500 (Chiefland); 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"
2006, 3BR/2BA home on .50 acre.
Features 1,598 sq ft., 2 car attached
garage, fully landscaped, stainless steel
appliances, concrete driveway and much
46 acres w/a 3BR/2BA home w/a mixture
of clearings, pasture & wooded areas.
Features a FR w/a brick fireplace, 2 car
detached garage/workshop, 1,716 sq ft.
Bring your horses/cattle.
3BR/2BADWMH, 1352 sq ft, 7.48
. acres, 12x24.shed, owner financing
available, motivated seller!!
.11 ac Suwannee
.14 ac Suwannee.
.15 ac Chiefland
(5) .15 ac Newberry
.18 ac Trenton
.18 ac Riverwalk
.22 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town (OF)
.25 ac Old Town (OF)
.26 ac Suwannee
.35 ac Old Town (OF)
.48 ac Trenton
(2) .51 ac Fanning Sprs.
.94 ac Old Town (OF)
.98 ac Bell
(2) 1 ac Bell $1:
1 Ac Trenton
1 Ac w/well & septic
2BR/IBA home, .89 ac., 1480 sq ft, 150'
Son Suwannee River, chain link fenced,
mostly furnished, addt'l lot available for
a total of 1.51 ac for $426,000, MLS#
Auto sales/repair/body shop on busy SR
129 just North ofChiefland. Building
consists of an office, 5 bays & a body
shop w/lift. Call for more details.
2006, 3/2, 1350 sq ft; .57 ac. 200 sq ft
balcony for magnificent views of the
Suwannee River, can be seen from all
angles w/ll' high windows. Call Terri
1 Ac Trenton
1 ac Trenton
1 ac Chiefland
1.8 ac Trenton
2 ac Old Town
2 ac Bell
2+ Ac Trenton
2 acres Trenton
2 Ac Trenton
2.03 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22 ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
(2) 2.65 ac Old Town
3.02 ac Old Town
4 ac Chiefland
4.45 ac Bell
4.54 ac Trenton
4 71 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell
4.78 ac Trenton
4.82 ac Trenton
5 acres Old Town
5 ac Branford
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5 ac Chiefland
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5.4 ac Bell
6.07 ac Trenton
6.08 ac Trenton
6.8 ac Branford
7.72 ac Chiefland
8.34 ac Trenton
9.7 ac Trenton
Located on a busy .traffic SR in Trenton
City limits. Features'several offices, sales
.area, (2) spacious work areas & over 900
sq ft upstairs for storage use. Many uses
& possibilities with this site.
3BR/2BA brick home, 2,871 sq ft, 1
acre, large living room, 3 car garage
and in a great location. A must see!
2BR/2BA DWMH, .33 acre, 1,742 sq ft,
plenty of space. You wont believe you're
in a mobile home! Features a 3rd room
that can be a bedroom/nursery/den/office.
Call Jon Reed 352-222-3374.
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Newberry
14.53 ac Trenton
15.45 ac Old Town
17 ac Old Town
20 acres Chiefland $179,900
25 ac Trenton $275,000
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650.655
100 ac Trenton $1.079,000
105.08 ac Chiefland $839.475
152 ac $1,795.800
154 ac Bell $2.002.009
I ac Bell $25,000U "/31 a'__"t""_FREMARKET
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
Bell and Trenton seniors
"Groove Into Outta Sight Careers
at annual Career Expo
Seniors Amanda Harmer, Katlynn Sauls, Hayley Cook and Sarah Heaton dressed in their hippie outfits.
The Career Expo for Bell and
Trenton High School seniors was
held November 25, 2008, at Trenton
High School. This year's theme was
"Groovin Into Outta Sight Careers"
as everyone traveled back to the six-
ties. Staff from both schools dressed
in hippie attire and some students
joined them in costumes.
The first event of the day was pic-
ture taking of the students in front of
a painted Hippie van. Students then
ventured into the auditorium for an
opening ceremony which included
a performance by Sonny and Cher
(Rick Reed and Wendy O'Steen) as
they sang "I Got You Babe."
Students then rotated through ses-
sions with presenters from Lake
City Community College, Santa Fe
College, Ray Stoel from the Crimi-
nal Justice Program, and a scholar-
Sandra Johnston, a Lake City Community College representative,
shared careers options with students.
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ship session by the two high school
guidance counselors, Dana Collins
and Mandy Nessmith. The students
learned valuable information regard-
ing certificate programs, two-year
and four-year degrees, and scholar-
The day culminated with lunch in
the auditorium, a slide show. of all se-
niors depicting their career choices,
and drawings for door prizes.
Quit Doc surveys
'During the month of December,
The Quit Doc Research and Educa-
tion Foundation conducted a survey,
of local businesses regarding the
Florida Clean Indoor Act (FCIAA).
The survey, recently distributed to
250 businesses in Dixie and Gilchrist
Counties, is designed to explore both
the understanding and compliance of
the FCIAA, as well as the willingness
of local business owners to expand
smoke-free policies and provide in-
formation on the dangers of second-
In 2002, 71 percent of Florida vot-
ers approved a constitutional amend-
ment entitled, "Protect People from
the Health Hazards of Second-Hand
Tobacco Smoke by Prohibiting Work-
This led to passage of the current
FCIAA in July 2003. The law spe-
cifically prohibits smoking in indoor
workplaces with a few exceptions.
"For the most part, the law has had
a positive effect," reports Dr. Barry
Hummel, Co-Founder of the Quit
Doc Research and Education Foun-
"Studies have shown that such re-
strictions, especially in restaurants,
have caused a decrease in the num-
ber of teenagers who become regular
tobacco users. However, there seems
to be one undesirable side effect.
Pushing smokers outside businesses
and into business entryways seems to
have increased the perception among
teenagers that most adults smoke."
In 2007, the percentage of adult
smokers in the United States fell be-
low 20 percent for the first time ever.
However, middle school students
surveyed by. the Quit Doc Research
and Education Foundation reported
that they believe 64 percent of adult
Americans are active smokers, over-
estimating actual tobacco use by 320
"One of the factors that seems to
contribute to this perception that
most adults smoke is when youth see
cluster of smokers outside business-
es," reports Dr. Hummel.
"We are hoping to identify local
businesses that are more willing to
move smokers away from their door-
ways to change this perception. We
are also looking for business own-
ers who would be willing to display
materials on the dangers of smoking
For more information, or to par-
ticipate in the survey, email Dr. Barry
Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available At The
Gilchrist County Journal
offered at Gilchrist
. This year the Gilchrist County
Library will be implementing a
Bi-Lingual pre-school program
for Spanish speaking and English
speaking children ages 2 to 5.
We will be having story telling in
Spanish and English, also crafts to
Our goal is to make this a fun
experience for all the children in
attendance. The program will be
every Thursday beginning January
8. The time will be from 11 a.m. to
Program para pre-school. Pro-
grama para nifios, de 2 a 5 afios de
edad. Tendremos: Cuentoz, ejer-
cicios; manualidades; canciones.
Sera los Jueves de 11:00-12:00.
Players to hold
auditions for new
drama The God
Auditions begin Saturday
Suwannee Valley Players announce
auditions for its upcoming produc-
tion of The God Committee, a drama
written by Mark St. Germain.
Medicine, Money and Moral-
ity clash when the Heart Transplant
Selection Committee of St. Patricks
Hospital has only minutes to decide
which of three patients will receive a
heart that has suddenly come avail-
able. A cross between Twelve Angry
Men and E.R., The' God Commit-
tee takes us into the inner workings
of a Transplant Program and a deci-
sion, for both their candidates and
their program, that is a matter of life
Auditions will be held on Saturday,
January 10, at 11 a.m. at the Chief
Theater on 25 East ParkAve in Chief-
land. Casting call is for 4 men ages
30 to 65 and 3 women ages 30 to 65.
Show dates are May 8 to 10 and 14 to
17, 2009 on Thursdays to Saturdays
at 8 p.m. and Sundays at'2:30 p.m.
For more information contact Di-
rector Susan Lastra at (352) 221-0315
or crazymom9164@yahoo:com. You
may also contact us at (352) 493-
ARTS or online at www.svplayers.
org for more information.
SR 47 resurfacing from
Fort White to county line
begins this week
Traffic along State Road 47 from Accord
U.S. 27 in Fort White to the Gilchrist vehicles E
County line will be slowed beginning from the
this week as improvements are made U.S. 27 ii
to the 4.3-mile section of roadway. roadway
According to the Florida Depart- Anders
ment of Transportation Public Infor- Inc. of La
mation Office, lane closures will be the FDOI
required between 8:30 a.m. and 5 $1.5 mill
p.m. each day as both travel lanes are by summ
resurfaced. To accommodate school condition
traffic, no lane closures will be al- For m
lowed at the U.S. 27 intersection be- ect, call tl
tween 1:45 and 3 p.m. at 800-47
In addition to resurfacing, other aecom.co
improvements include: Adding as-
phalt to curves to improve safety and
drainage, replacing bridge joints on G
the Santa Fe River Bridge at the Gil-
christ County line, repairing the cul-
vert in front of the library, replacing
guardrail, constructing wheelchair
accessible ramps at the sidewalk in-
tersections and replacing traffic sig- r
nal sensors embedded in the pave-
ment at the U.S. 27 intersection. r
Speeding fines will be doubled L 4
throughout the construction project
limits when workers are present.
ling to FDOT, some 2,300
a day travel State Road 47
Gilchrist County line to
n Fort White. This stretch of
was last resurfaced in 1997.
on Columbia Company,
ike City is under contract to
T to do the work at a cost of
ion and should be finished
er 2009, barring unforeseen
s such as bad weather.
ore information on this proj-
he Public Information Office
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