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Alleged drug house has Trenton neighborhood up in arms
A group of 20 residents from the
Ayers Estates neighborhood in Tren-
ton asked the Trenton City Commis-
sion to do something about an alleged
drug house that is reportedly being
run in the middle of this family-ori-
ented section of town.
One neighbor told city commis-
sioners on Monday night that on one
occasion she counted 16 vehicles
coming and going from the home,
which is located at northeast Sixth
Avenue and northeast Fourth Street,
during a six-hour time frame, and
that is not counting the individuals
who came on foot.
"People are walking to the home
all times of the day and night," the
By Carrie A. Mizell
Former Trenton Elementary School,
Assistant Principal Ronda Parrish has
been re-assigned by the superinten-
dent to fill a new position as director
of educational services.
Superintendent 'Don Thomas de-
cided not to refill Dr. Jim Surrency's
position as assistant superintendent
after he accepted a job as CEO of
the North East Florida Educational
Consortium. Instead, Thomas opted
to form a cabinet with shared deci-
sion making and responsibilities,
which will be made up of the follow-
ing director positions: Elementary
Education-Wendy O'Steen; Second7
ary Education-Janet Bradley; Special
Programs-Mary Bennett; and Educa-
tional Services-Ronda Parrish.
Prior to taking over the position as
Trenton Elementary School Assistant
Principal in 2008, Parrish worked as.
principal of Bell Middle-High School
during the 2006-07, 2007-08 school
According to Thomas, Parrish's po-
sition at Trenton Elementary School
will not be filled at this time. Trenton
Middle-High School Assistant Prin-
cipal Cheri Langford's duties will be
shared between TMHS and Trenton
Elementary School, the superinten-
In addition, Sherry Lindsey's du-
ties as assistant principal at Bell
Elementary School will be shared
between BES and Bell Middle-High
School, as BMHS Assistant Principal
Kevin Whitaker has been assigned to
the classroom part of the day to fill a
"Budget cuts affect all levels of
the school system, not just the class-
room," Thomas said. "We will be
monitoring the effectiveness of this
new shared AP model the rest of the
school year. We are making cuts for
financial reasons, but we will not do
it at the cost of student safety. Our
goal is to provide an environment for
our students, which is safe and edu-
As director of educational services,
Parrish will be assisting the adminis-
trative teams at both high schools.
concerned neighbor said. "I have
witnessed money changing hands for
small bags with a white substance in
Upon hearing the citizens' com-
plaints, Trenton Police Chief Billy
Smith said there is no pro6f, and
the white substance the citizen saw
changing hands could have been
The citizen responded by saying
she had provided the police depart-
ment with the names of the individu-
als, as well as tag numbers and noth-
ing has been done.
"This problem has been occurring
for entirely too long," the citizen
said. "I realize this sort of activity
Wendy O'Steen, director of el-
ementary education, will be assist-
ing the administrative teams at both
elementary schools, as school district
officials attempt to carefully cover
any gaps that may occur with a re-
duction in administrative staff.
"We have and will continue to
freeze positions whenever possible
as they become vacant," Thomas
said. "We will look at ways to absorb
and cover their duties with existing
According to the superintendent,
Gilchrist County Schools will lbe
providing a budget workshop with
the Gilchrist County School Board
members in the near future. The date
and time of the workshop will be,
announced in the Gilchrist County
Journal once it has been set.
"I is our desire to include our com-
munity in this discussion," Thomas
said. "We will be inviting anyone in-
terested in attending to be part of this
Thomas said that even though there
is uncertainty with the economy, the
community can be confident in one
thing. The Gilchrist County School
District will work to continue offer-
ing the children in this community an
"Though the means at which we do
this may change, we will continue to
provide a sound and safe educational
environment," Thomas said.
I realize this sort of activity takes time
to be resolved, but over a year seems to
me, long enough time to be fearful in
your own home."
takes time to be resolved, but over a
year seems to me, long enough time
to be fearful in your own home."
Several residents said they are
afraid to let their children play out-
side in' their yards for fear of the
people coming and going from the
alleged drug house verbally harass-
According to one resident, Joe
Roberts owns the home. Roberts
lives out of state and has reportedly
decided to drop the eviction of the
people who have taken up residence
in the home due to the costs involved.
The neighbors said the home is cur-
rently in foreclosure, but they have
little hope of the absent homeowner
having the people, which they named
in the meeting, being evicted from
The neighbors said on Monday
night that they had not contacted
Sheriff Slaughter. about the alleged
drug house, though they had called
former Sheriff David Turner in the
past. One neighbor said she would be
calling Sheriff Slaughter because she
s has called Chief Smith many times
and he has thus far failed to take care
Chamber directors are pictured back row, l-r, Todd Gray, D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Tammy Beauchamp,
Jean Troke, Ann Ferguson, Michael McElroy, Krishna Frye, Amy Owens and Executive Director Kyle
Stone. Front row, l-r, Midge Everett, J.M. "Murph" Everett and Clerk of Court Joe Gillliam.
Trenton native 'Murph' Everett presented
J.Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award
By Carrie A. Mizell
Longtime educator J.M. "Murph"
Everett could not stop smiling last
week as he accepted the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce's an-
nual J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achieve-
Due to health issues, Everett was
unable to attend the Chamber's ban-
quet on January 22 therefore, he was
presented his award last Wednesday
during a Chamber board meeting.
Though it was presented in front
of a handful of business profession-
als, rather than a large crowd, the
sentiment was just as heartfelt.
Clerk of Court Joe Gilliam told
Everett of the many accolades he
had received at the banquet. Among
the banquet guests who rose to honor
Everett was Ricky Lyons, Lafayette
County Clerk of Court, who was a
student in Everett's agriculture class
at Lafayette County High School in
Lyons said that he mentioned to
several of Everett's former students
in Mayo, where he taught agricul-
ture from 1956 to 1973, that he
would be attending the Chamber
banquet in Gilchrist County to speak
of Everett's influence. By their re-
sponse, Lyons felt like he could have
loaded a school bus filled with former,
students all willing to speak about the
leadership skills Everett taught to his
many students during the 17 years
he worked in the Lafayette County
"There are a lot of places where
people don't know what FFA is, they
think it's about cows, plows and
sows," Lyons said. "But we know,
because of Mr. Everett, that FFA de-
velops strong community leaders and
valuable citizens." '
According to Lyons, who was a
member of one of the last classes
Everett taught in Mayo, the national
'FFA organization did not accept girls
as members until 1969. In Lafayette
County, it was 1973 before two girls
joined a group of 75 "old scraggly
boys" in Everett's agriculture classes
"Mr. Everett experienced change
that year with the two girls in class,"
Lyons said. "He eventually mellowed
on the idea."
Lyons clearly remembers during
his ninth grade year the day Everett
got up during an FFA meeting and
with a crack in his voice told the
students he would be leaving Mayo
and returning to Gilchrist County
due to a family situation.
"There was not a dry eye in the
place," Everett said.
In the fall of 1973 Everett began
teaching agriculture at his alma ma-
ter, Trenton High School, where he
remained until retiring in 1992.
In the fall of 1980, Lyons was
able to renew his friendship with
Everett when he interned under
the seasoned agriculture teacher at
Trenton High School.
"I had the opportunity to suck in
some of the wisdom he told me as
a teacher," Lyons said. "First of all
he told me to know every student
on the roll and put each name with
a face. He told me to get to know
each student. Secondly, he told me
to ask each student something per-
sonal each day to make that person
feel important, because he is just
that kind of a person."
Everett learned his Christian val-
Continued to page 12
Ground breaking held for new Senior Citizens Center
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A ground breaking ceremony marking the beginning of the construction of a new Gilchrist Senior Citizens Center located on 307A west of
Trenton was held Monday afternoon, Pictured with shovels are Gilchrist County Commissioners D. Ray Harrison, Jr.; Chairwoman Sharon
A. Langford; Frances Terry, Project Manager, E W Hodges Chairman of Suwannee River Economic Development Council; as well as Com-
missioner Randy Durden; and Commissioner Tommy Langford. This facility, when completed in January 2010, will be 4200 square feet under
roof. Photo courtesy of-Julie Brideson, Gilchrist County.
of the problem.
Chief Smith assured the residents
that his three-officer police force has
stepped up patrols in the neighbor-
hood, but so far they have been un-
able to catch the individuals living in
the home selling drugs.
"Me and my officers have never
seen a drug deal going on there,"
Chief Smith said. "If Mr. Roberts al-
lows those people to stay there.it's up
Trenton City Manager Jered Ot-
tenwess suggested that the neighbors
collect enough money to pay the
$200 eviction fee and have the indi-
viduals living in the home evicted.
However, Trenton City Attorney Da-
vid Lang told Ottenwess that only the
homeowner could have the residents
Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen said
he knows for a fact that the police
chief has increased patrols in the
"We have to find a way to make
things better within the law," Thig-
The neighbors indicated that they
would be interested in organizing
a crime watch or citizens' patrol in
Ottenwess and Chief Smith said
they would speak with Sheriff
Slaughter about this matter.
The commission asked Lang to
write a letter to Roberts advising him
of what was allegedly happening pn
his property and the problems' the
home is causing within the City of
Trenton. Not only drug deals, but also
robberies are reportedly a problem,
as several homeowners indicated that
the group of people who hang out at
the property had robbed them.
Ultimately, the citizens were told
that the problem would be addressed
again at the city commission's meet-
ing on March 2.
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
received written notice Monday that
an appeal by Blue Springs Properties,
Inc. had been voluntarily dismissed
by the Davis family attorney Jeff M.
Braswell of Gainesville. Blue Springs
Properties, Inc. was appealing an ac-
tion that Gilchrist County had taken
involving a denial of a Special Use
Permit for the applicant to build a
water bottling plant close to the Ala-
chua County line on CR 340.
Gilchrist County attorney John
McPherson told the board that the 22-
page document that was prepared by
the county's attorney and William H.
Ogle, legal counsel representing the
intervenor, Our Santa Fe River, Inc.,
was so well documented that a judge
would not overturn the ruling in an
appeal. Commission Chairwoman
Sharon A. Langford recognized Russ
Augspurg, President of Our Santa Fe
River, Inc., to address the board to
thank them for their leadership and
doing a good job representing the
people of Gilchrist County involv-
ing the proposed water bottling plant
application. Our Santa Fe River, Inc.
has been involved in the application
process against any water bottling
plants being constructed in the Santa
Fe River Valley. County residents
and members of the environmental
group have expressed to the commis-
sion during this application process
that additional water bottling plants
will damage the rich aquifer that Gil-
christ, Alachua, Columbia and Su-
wannee counties have. John McPher-
son told the board that the applicant
can reapply for a special use permit
after one year.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Page Two GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
ALERT Teams lend assistance to county residents
By Geneva Comwell '
They are here! The ALERT Acad-
emy Unit 40 arrived on February 8.
The first team stayed from February 8
to 14, and the second team arrived on
the 14th and will depart on the 20th.
Each team consists of 25 young men
between the ages of 17 to 23. They
are here to practice their skills and
lend assistance to our military veter-
ans, widows, disabled and elderly by
doing much needed repairs, demoli-
tion and yard clean up. The Char-
acter Council of Gilchrist County
sponsors the ALERT. stay, together
with the assistance of the county,
businesses, and many volunteers who
make it possible. Housing and meals
are provided during their stay.
ALERT, which stands for Air,
Land, Emergency Resource Team,
has its headquarters located in Big
Sandy, Texas. With the assistance
of so many wonderful individuals
and businesses, this two-week event
is now a reality in our county for. the
third year in a row. Thus far, they
have demolished some dilapidated
structures that have presented a dan-
ger, fixed leaky roofs, repaired floors,
removed trees, built shelters for ap-
pliances, built ramps and the list goes
on. Their presence and hard work
have left county residents with tears
in their eyes of gratefulness, joy, and
On Monday, February 9, the men
were invited for lunch at the Rotary
Club and gave a presentation. From
there, they spent time at Ayers Health
Center sharing testimonies as well
as their voices in song. Five of the
young men entertained the residents
with lively music played on a number
of instruments, such as the accordi-
on, violin, mandolin and guitars. On
Wednesday, February 11,. they were
dinner guests at First Baptist Church
and gave a presentation. On Wednes-
day, February 18, they are invited for
the same type of program at Bethel
Fifteen years ago, Retired Mili-
tary Colonel John Tanner founded
the ALERT Academy to train young
men in techniques of caring for oth-
ers in emergency situations. There
are three phases to the academy, and'
since 1994 over 1,000 young men
have completed the entire 52-week
training course. These delightful,
respectful and well-dressed young
men are also trained to serve by us-
ing acquired skills in carpentry, tree
trimming, lawn maintenance, demo-
lition, fire fighting, policing, first aid,
underwater and high level rescue ;as
well as a host of other ways to assist
people in need. They have provided,
a valuable service throughout thie
United States, offering their assis-
tance during times of disaster such
as Hurricane Katrina, the Kentucky
ice storms, tornadoes, mud slides and
more. They also learn the essence of
being a "Servant/Leader" and truly
do live up to their motto of "Ready
So, if you happen to see a group
of young men in your neighborhood,
Refrain from outdoor burning...
at least for now
The Florida Division of Forestry is urging residents to refrain from
all outdoor burning activities, at least until weather conditions improve.
North central Florida has experienced several weather fronts this winter
that have brought hard freezes with temperatures dipping into the low
20's. These continued hard freezes have 'freeze dried' grasses and other
fine fuels, making them more likely to ignite and spread a wildfire.
North central Florida is also experiencing relative humidity levels reach-
ing unprecedented lows, even down to 11 percent in some areas. That
type of humidity reading is typical for western states, but very unusual
Low humidity and gusting winds, along with the dead, dry fuels are in-
dicators for the potential of erratic wildfire behavior. Escaped yard debris
pile burns are the number one cause of wildfires year round in Florida.
They are also the most preventable type of wildfire.
injures 3 young
By John M. Ayers
A single vehicle traveling south
on NW 110th Avenue, 4.5 miles
west of Chiefland was involved in a
life threatening accident for three of
the four people in the vehicle. The
Florida Highway Patrol reported that
a pickup truck driven by Jeremy A.
Smith, 17, of Chiefland crashed when
he lost control and traveled into some
trees at 10:48 p.m. on Thursday eve-
ning. There were four people in the
1991 Ford pickup truck, and none
of them was reported to have been
wearing a seat belt at the time of the
Jeremy Smith was reported to have
been traveling well in excess of the
posted 35 MPH speed limit when he
lost control of the truck. The vehicle
traveled off of the west shoulder'of
NW 110th Avenue when the left side
of the vehicle struck a tree near the
driver's door. A passenger, Cody
James Norwood, 18, of Chiefland
was ejected out of the windshield
upon impact. Laura Alice Odell, 19,
of Cedar Key was also a passen-
ger before she was partially ejected
through the windshield upon impact.
Cheyenne Larkin Wells, 16, Of Cedar
Key was a passenger in the truck at
the time of the accident. The driver,
Cheyenne Wells, and Laura Odell,
were all transported to Shands at the
University of Florida with incapaci-
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
Alan Harrison reported charges in
this, accident are,pe.dipng, a ,fi.i4-,.
vestigation. ,. r w -,,i i,. ,-
wearing dark blue "ALERT' shirts
and dark blue hats, you will know
why they are here and what they are
about. If you are interested in learning
more about the academy maybe for
your son or grandson, please visit the
web site at www.alertacademy.com.
What better way to prepare and
train our young men to be of service
to others, career oriented and a source
of pride, especially during these tu-
multuous times. '
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The Florida Highway Patrol report-
ed a McAlpin man died on Saturday,
when he lost control of his pickup
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Michael Baker, 48, of McAlpin
was driving a 1997 GMC pickup'
truck west on CR 252 at 10:45 p.m..
The driver was traveling by him-,
self when he traveled across the east-
bound lane onto the south shoulder of;
the highway. The front of the vehicle.
struck a telephone box and a fence as
it slid out of control. As the vehicle
continued traveling west, the front.
portion struck a pecan tree where it,
came to final rest facing west.
Florida Highway Patrolman B. S.
Creech reported the accident is under
investigation to determine the cause
of the crash.
The investigation determined that.
the driver was not wearing a seat belt,
at the time of the accident.
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National FFA Week Begins
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7 a.m. Suwannee River Shriners' Country Breakfast
8 a.m. North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast
* 1-5 p.m. BHS Class of 1942-48 Reunion at Lighthouse Restaurant *
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Noon Trenton Rotary Club Meeting
* 7 p.m. Republican Executive Committee Meeting at Bell Community *
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Gilchrist animal control facility
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commnis-
sion took action during their Monday
meeting to approve additional fund-
ing,to get the doors open to the new
animal control facility east of Bell.
County Administrator Ron McQueen
explained that $5,200 in additional
revenues would get the perimeter
fencing in place and the doors open.
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
made a motion to approve the request
to be taken from General Fund re-
serve. Commissioner Randy Durden
gave a second before the chairwoman
called for a vote. Commissioner D.
Ray Harrison, Jr. explained that he
was going to have to vote to remain
within the budget to complete this fa-
cility. The board.approved the motion
by a 4-1 vote. Harrison voted no on
County Administrator Ron Mc-
Queen gave the commission an up-
date involving the construction of
the new facility. He explained the
completion of the facility nears as
the sheetrock and insulation remain
to be installed over the animal pens.
The chain link fencing involving this
project has become a very expensive
item, McQueen explained. A volun-
teer group, Animal Rescue Friends,
ARF, has been having, fund raising
events to raise revenue to purchase
needed items for the new animal
control facility. The organization has
raised just over $9,000 and has do-
nated $4,400 of the estimated $8,000
to purchase the chain link fencing.
McQueen told the board that the
installation of the electrical fixtures
was donated by Tri-County Electric
of Trenton to help the county stay
within the original $60,000 budget.
The approved funding will be used to
purchase fencing and ceiling fans to
complete that portion of the construc-
tion. The board also learned that the
installation of the water pipe was be-
ing taken care of by the county main-
Streetwise By Lauren Rudd
The recent advent of Valentine's '
Day brings to mind once again the
abysmal fact that many women have .
a minimal understanding of their fi-
nancial assets. Moreover, it was not '
until the recent market decline that
either sex gave serious credence to ..
the possibility that their blanket of fi-
nancial security could be torn away. .'
I specifically target women every .'
Valentine's Day because traditionally .
investing has been a male dominated '.l- ..
activity, although women are taking
on a greater role. Unfortunately, the
rise in the divorce rate and the in- A "
crease in expected female longevity, than their male counterparts.
combined.with the increasing num- Twenty percent of the femalepop-
ber of women who chose to remain pc o t pop-
ber of women that a woman's abil- ulation will never marry. For those
single, means that a woman's abil- that do marry, half will divorce.
ity to manage her own investments Within the first year after a divorce, a
is more important today than'it was woman's income usually drops by an
when I first broached the subject over average of 30 percent.
14 years ago. Failing divorce, 75 percent of all
Every woman needs her own in- married women are eventually wid-
vestment account with a deep dis- owed. Among those widows, many
count brokerage firm. The use of a will find they are.suddenly living at
deep discount firm is not just a mon- or near the poverty line, despite the
etary issue but a barrier against rely- fact that about 80 percent were doing
ing on the so-called "advice" of-oth- fine before their husbands died.
ers. Deep discount firms do not give The good news is that once a wom-
advice, they just execute orders. T goo n i tha o a w .
advice, they just execute orders, an decides .to take control of her fi-
Experience says that I can expect nancial destiny, the sky is the limit.
a tirade of angry comments challeng- Over the years, I have seen many
ing the feed for a married woman to examples of women who have es-
have and manage her own portfolio. tablished their own stock portfolios,
Unfortunately, a number of grue- added to those portfoos regularly,
some statistics embrace the assertion added to those portfolios regularly,
some statistics embrace the assertion and as a result will be able to live out
that she should. For example, women their lives relatively free of financial
reaching the age of 65 can expect to rry. However, in doing so they pe-
live for an additional 25 years. That riodically had to resist the entreaties
means they have a better chance of of others to change their course of
outliving their financial resources action.
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Meet Your Neighbor
Name: Chris DeCubellis
Lives: On the Alachua/Gilchrist
County line for the last four
Originally from: Pasco County;
my family has been down there
over a 100 years, but it just got
too congested down there.
Family: Wife of five years, Tra-
cy; two children: Chandler, 12,
Works: Gilchrist County 4-H
Extension Agent for three years
Likes of your job: Working
with kids. We have such good
kids in this county. I like seeing
them learn new things.
Dislikes of your job: It's a lot
of long hours and weekends.
Today, what are you working
on? Sacking up seeds for the 4-
H vegetable garden projects.
Hobbies: I like to hunt, garden,
ride horses, read, play the guitar
and go to Gator games if I can
find a ticket.
Favorite food: Fried deer back-
strap, or fried pork tenderloin
and all the side dishes.
Favorite book: The Bible. I
also read a lot of Louis L'Amour
Yet, even the best of intentions
sometimes go' astray. Statistics in-
dicate that the average woman who
saves puts aside about 1.5 percent of
her income. That is not enough. I rec-
ommend, and most experts agree, that
everyone who earns a wage should
put aside no less than 10 percent of'
his or her gross income each year.
Do not write to me telling me that
you cannot do that, or that it "hurts"
too much. I can assure you that spend-
ing your golden years working at the
Golden Arches will hurt a lot more.
My own experience has shown that
women like to invest in safe, insured
money market accounts and certifi-
cates of deposit, or low yielding bond
funds. I urge you to reconsider such a
course of action. I unequivocally ad-
vocate that anyone under the age of
65 should entertain keeping a portfo-
lio of individual equities, as opposed
to instruments such as mutual funds
Suwannee River Poets
The Suwannee River Poets will
meet on Tuesday, February 24, 2009,.
at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church
at 6591 NW 140th St. (CR346) in
Chiefland. We welcome visitors and
new members. Come join us, bring
your poetry to share, and make some
new friends. For further information,
call Ruth Nott at 490-7650.
Have Lunch with your
State Representative Debbie Boyd
will be having lunch with constitu-
ents on Tuesday, February 24, 2009,
in Trenton. Citizens are welcome to
come and speak with their Represen-
tative before all of the Florida leg-
islators head to Tallahassee the next
week for the beginning of the 2009
"I think this is an excellent op-
portunity for members of our com-
munity to share their concerns with
me so that I may go to Tallahassee
with as much information as possible
Who Is A God Like You.
What comparison can we ever give or try to give or
imagine that would help us understand the kind of God we
, serve? It is not in the best prose to begin an article with a
question but when faced with the declaration of Micah
7:18 what can man say? The best commentary on the
verse would be without words for there are no words to
convey the enormity of the thought. Who is a God like
Jehovah? How do you measure His stature? How do you
behold His glory? What is man to be mindful of Him?
"The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind" (Job
40:6) and what a storm that was. How do you compare the
feeble ant like features of man to the universal expanse of
the greatness of the Almighty? Reading Job 40-41 man is
placed in his subservient role of the creation before the
mighty hand of the Creator. 0 .Lord, how large your
ocean; how small my boat.
"Who is a God like you" demands answers in regard to
the insignificance of man. We, are not left without answer
as Micah gives cry to the likeness of the Lord in His
mercy, love, compassion and forgiveness. "Who is a God
like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the
rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does
not retain His anger forever, because He delights in
unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us;
He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast
all their sins into the depths of the sea" (Micah 7:18-19).
What can man raise up to rival the pardoning of God?
How often we rebel against Him and His word and yet He
offers remission of sins. In Jesus Christ we have the
blessing of redemption. "If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). We fail to live
up to the will. of the Father and yet He is longsuffering (1
Timothy 1:115). Unlike men of earth in our rebellion the
Lord does not retain His anger forever but releases our sins
through His Son and holds no charge against us (Isaiah
57:16;tEphesians 1:7; Hebrews 8:12).
The Almighty loves to give grace and mercy to His
people (Ephesians 2:4,5). His compassion brings about the
breath of forgiveness and peace (Philippians 4:6,7). How
do you compare what God does with our sins? In a figure
the Lord cast our sins "into the depths of the sea" (Micah
7:19). The psalmist defines this 'deepness' when he wrote,
"As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed
our transgressions from us" (Psalms 103:12).
"Who is a God like You" is not a question but a
declaration of truth. The answer is self-evident. There is
nothing man has done or will ever do that can compare to
the slightest hint of the border of the hem of the expanse of
God's love and forgiveness. R. M. Lehman wrote, "Could
we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment
made; were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a
scribe by trade. To write the love of God above would
drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole,
though stretched from sky to sky" (Hymn, The Love of
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his
life for his friends ... For this reason the Father loves Me,
because I lay down My life so that I may take it again ...
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not
perish, but have eternal life" (John 15:13; 10:17; 3:16).
WHO IS A GOD LIKE YOU?
Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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On the side: I've got a few cows
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so it would be hard to make a
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Something not man3 people
know about you: I used to work
for Johnny Cash. I mowed his
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He had a house in Port Richey,
and my uncle was friends with
him so he got me the job.
Your most significant accom-
plishment: Getting my master's
Assume that you are going to es-
tablish a stock portfolio and add
to that portfolio, rain or shine. So
which stocks should you buy? Book-
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We can slice through the Gordian
knot and simplify the answer. Out
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blue chip industry leaders with a 10
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to. better serve all of us," said Rep-
resentative Boyd. "I hope that you
will join me for lunch and voice your
Representative Boyd,. who is from
Newberry, serves all of Gilchrist, La-
fayette and Suwannee counties and
parts of Alachua, Columbia and Di-
Lunch will be served at the Mad
Italian Restaurant, located on South
Main Street in Trenton from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are not
necessary. For more information,
contact, Amy Kennedy at (386) 454-
AARP Driver Safety
Take an AARP Driver Safety class.
Check with your insurance agent to
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insurance discount. Course fee is
$14, AARP members $12. To
register for a class, call the listed
In Chiefland on February 28
from 9 a.m. until finished at Deke's
Steakhouse at 6650 NW 140 Street,
in Chiefland. Call Linda Cochran at
No winner of the $8 million
47 at $5,481.50
2,580 at $81
58,548 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
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94 at $3,428
4,239 at $61.50
82,643 at $4.50
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Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Wool rug made by local craft person, Annie Talley. Mrs. Talley will be
one of the vendors at the Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft
In a few weeks it will be time for and in many cases we get a chance to
the second quilt show to be held in make a few new friends.
downtown Trenton. In fact this year's The Chamber of Commerce has
show will not only have quilts dis- stepped up to the plate to help bring
played down Main Street but will several events to the county lately,
also include crafts. The Suwannee and I really appreciate their effort.
Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Fes- It's so nice to see the Main Street of
tival will celebrate America's quilting Trenton come alive with people en-
heritage with hundreds of beautiful joying themselves.
quilts displayed all down the street. If you need info about this event
On Saturday, March 14, North East or would like to take part, please call
First Street will be lined with many Kyle Stone at the Chamber Office at
old time craft people.displaying their 352-463-3467; or if it's quilt related
various handicrafts. North East First you might want to speak with Steph-
is the street in front of the Gilchrist anie Metts at 352-363-3842.
County Health Department.
Down near the Depot there will be O
a farmers' market featuring Spring-
time produce along with.cloggers and
several bands playing throughout the 1 pack 16-ounce Bow Tie Pasta
day. 2 tablespoons butter
It sounds like there will be some- For the pasta:
thing for everyone at this event, from For the pasta
antique cars to the Civil War re-enac- directions and drain. Toss with butter
tors. Other groups are also scheduled and p war .
to take part in the event. A group out the' sauce:
of I~ake City, the Columbia County 1/2 cup butter
Museum's living history group, 1 cup half and half
which includes the Sewing Society, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
will also participate. A Seminole and 3 green onions chopped
Creek re-enactor group and the North 1 teaspoon garlic minced
1 teaspoon garlic minced
Florida Civilian Society which dem- 2 tablespoons minced parsley,
onstrates Florida homestead life circa tablespoons minced parsley,
1840 through 1860 will also be here. optional
So if you, are a history buff like me, 1 cup frozen green peas aka English
you surely want to make plans to at- peas
tend this event, gpeas
tend this evenwt.Melt butter in a sauce pan over
I love when we hold events in low heat. Add onions and garlic and
downtown Trenton; these events, like cook until just tender. Add cream and
the Christmas on Main Street event cheese; stir until cheese is melted.
last December, will give us old tim- Add remaining ingredients and cook
ers a chance to get out and mingle. It until heated well. Do not boil. Add
gives us all an opportunity to not only peas and pour over cooked bow tie
enjoy the beautiful quilts and crafts noodles and toss. Serve warm
but also the fellowship of old friends,
In Bronson on March 30 and 31
from 9 a.m. at Bronson Road Baptist
Church at13830 NE 80th Avenue
in Bronson. Call Linda Cochran at
91 to meet
Jamerson-Sheffield post 91 Ameri-
can Legion will have its donation
dinner and membership meeting on
the 19th of February. The function
will start at 5:30 p.m. with a donation
dinner of hot turkey and meatloaf
open-face sandwiches and mashed
potatoes. The members are asked to
bring a covered dish to share and a.
dessert. The regular membership
meeting will start at 7 p.m.
The post is located on State Road
129 and Walkers Curve next to the
FFA pavilion. Please plan to attend
and meet your fellow veterans.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. oy iSangford
to celebrate 55th wedding
H.E. Douglas 90th Birthday
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H.E. Douglas turned 90 years old on January 1, 2009. A party was
held with his family in attendance. He is pictured here with his seven
great-grandchildren. Left to right: Colby Robeson, Conner Robeson,
Jarrett Douglas, Grace Wise, Chase Robeson, Faith Wise, and Rebecca
The Langfords were married at
Roy's sister, Evertice Bass' home be-
tween Trenton and Newberry. Judge
Ira J. Carter married them.
Airman Basic Michael G. Hamill graduates
from Basic Training
Airman Basic Michael G. Hamill
Squadron 326 Flight 176 graduated
from Air Force Basic training on
February 13, 2009, at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas.
He will attend teqh school at
Lackland, then be assigned to a duty
station as Security Forces Specialist.
Several family members were able
to attend and were
proud to be a part of
We love him very
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Maxie and Sheila Clark of Trenton will celebrate their 25th wedding an-
niversary on February 18.
The couple were married on February 18, 1984, at the First Baptist Church
They have four children, Stacie Smith, Nikki Hamill, Kyle Pugh, and Co-
rey Clark, as well as eight grandchildren. ,
The children and family would like to congratulate the couple and express
their lpve and admiration.
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Happy Birthday wishes to Eliza-
beth Douglas, Jessica Davis, and
Jean Troke on February 19; Beulah
Davis, Jerry Perryman, Tiffany: Oz-
ment Wood, Mike Pruitt, Jessica San-
dy, and Cadence Genice Thigpen on
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Light, Betty Home, Wade Wilkerson,
Dottie Thornton, and Vonelle Lang-
ford on February 21; John Langford,
Sr., Brandi Coleman, Seth Hastings,
Maggie Edwards, Ronnie Koltz, Jr.,
and Leslie A. Coyer on February 22;
Donnie Crise, Dewayne Bivens, and
Mark Weaver on February 23; Shir-
le. Stalvey, Nikki Shearin, and Cur-
tis Summers on February 24; Way&rie'
Langford, Andrew Breton, Rich Wat-
son, and Todd Smith on February 25.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Bone on February
22; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burnett on
February 23; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Inglitt, and Kenneth and Pat Crosby
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wedding anniversary on Tuesday,
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What are you most afraid of? A
recent online poll offered the follow-
ing choices: a debilitating disease or
injury, not being successful, not find-
'ing the right person to share life with,
public speaking, heights, death, the
unknown, and the dark.
Is yours on the list or could you
add further frights? Webster's Dic-
tionary defines fear as "an unpleas-
ant and often strong emotion caused
by the anticipation of danger." It is
interesting and worthwhile to note
,that fear is caused by the anticipation
of danger, not the danger itself. An
old German proverb says it this way:
"Fear makes the wolf bigger than
he is." Personally, I know this to be
true.. .the ones in my imagination can
,grow to monstrous proportions!
Fear also causes major damage in
our relationships. For example, a,
fear of rejection will cause us to put
up a wall to keep others from getting
too close. We perceive that if they
really knew us, they wouldn't want to
stick around, so we let them "in" only
to a point. This actually results in the
other person feeling disconnected
from us, and rejection happens, but
not for the reason we assume. This is
true in more than just romantic rela-
tionships...it happens every day be-
tween parents and children, siblings,
extended family ties and friendships.
One of the most often repeated
phrases in the Bible is "Fear not." It
appears hundreds of times in the Old
and New Testaments. However, the
Bible is not saying there is nothing
to be afraid of.. .life and relation-
ships can be risky, but in reality, our
unhealthy fear can be counterproduc-
tive in facing the danger. Healthy
fear causes us to reverence God and
to escape "real" danger. Unhealthy
fear over "perceived" danger para-
lyzes us to the point that it prevents
us from experiencing life as God
planned. Philippians 4:6-7 has this
"Be anxious (fearful) for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and sup-
plication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known to God. And
the peace of God, which surpasses
all comprehension, shall guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Je-
According to these verses, we are
to worry about nothing and pray
about everything. Easier said than
done, but what this really means is
that fear and faith cannot exist in the
same spot simultaneously.. .when we
feel afraid, that is our warning light
to respond in faith to God. It is our
choice... we can give our fears to Him,
or our fears will control us. Talk to
God about what you" are afraid of and
allow Him to guard your heart and
mind with peace. Only He can bring
that wolf back down to size.. .and He
will,' because your heart matters.
Office & Fax 352-486-6086
Trenton CommunitS Nazarene Church
(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2-6)
10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Worship Service
46-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
f 16655 N.W. CR-339- Trenton, Florida 3'2693 t
1 6 352-463-2151: .
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor ,
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & children
Charles Brock, Music Director .
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ..................... ... ........................ 9:15 a.m .
Morning Worship ............................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening.W orship ............... .............. ...................... 6:00 p.n.
Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o ................................................. :.................. 6:45 p .m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career..... ..... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services ~
Come see us! Come see us! Come see us!
Oooh, butterfly food yum hungry play -
scratch love family kids -, fun --we need
love and a fenced in yard. Come see us! Come
see us! Come see us! 352-538-7280
t fist Baptist Chuch "
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School -'9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
D'.NAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
Gilchrist County Woman's Club news
Jo Buckles and the Program Com-
mittee created a masterpiece of culi-
nary treats for the Gilchrist Woman's
Club Valentine's meeting held this
past Thursday. The fresh straw-
berries, cakes, and the chocolate
fountain were divine! After a brief
business meeting, everyone enjoyed
trying their skills at "bunko," for
some fun and games. Also, Pat Yates
introduced her guest (and our new-
est member) Carin Floyd, who works
with Ameris Bank. Welcome to our
band' of "sisters," Carin; and I love'
We are getting prepared for our
yearly rummage sale, to be held at
the clubhouse on Friday and Satur-
day, March 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. each day. Bring your stuff by
there on Wednesday or Thursday of
that week, after 3 p.m. each day, to
Spring Ridge First
Church of God Live
Join Spring Ridge First Church
of God for an exciting, meaning-
ful weekend in olving a team of,
lay people w ho come to share their
awakened vital faith.
Join us for. a weekend of great
'fellowship. honest sharing, pow-
erful prayer, and fantastic food on
Thursday through Sunday. Febru-
ary 27. 28. and March 1. 2009. -
Spring Ridge First Church of
God is located on Hwy. 340, 1.5
miles east of 47.
For more information, contact
Pastor Todd L Wymer at (386)
The Gilchrist County Courthouse Walk-A-Thon
Team would like to take the opportunity to thank
the following sponsors for their donations:
with Happily Ever After
with Home Interiors
with Trenton Floral & Gifts
Little, James NesSmith
With The Lighthouse Restaurant
Our raffle and silent auction was a great success.
The American Cancer Society thanks you also.
If anyone would like to make donations or be a
sponsor, the Gilchrist County Courthouse Team
would greatly appreciate it.
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 ................I............... 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... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
get it ready and price-tagged in ad-
vance. If that's not feasible for your
schedules, drop them off at Troke Re-
alty anytime, or I can pick them up
also, if you call in advance. Call our
President Ann Ferguson at 463-7610
or our Finance Chairperson Cindy
Slaughter at 213-2301 to verify your
time to work for that weekend.
The Quilt & Craft Show will
be held on Saturday, March 14, in
downtown Trenton from the Quilt
Shop building all the way south to the
Chamber of Commerce office and the
City Park. The G.W.C. will be sell-
ing pizza and drinks so as to not com-
pete with the other local vendors. We
will need volunteers throughout that
day to help out.
Any ladies that wish to bake a cake
for the 4-Pet's Sake Golf Tournament
can drop them by my office on Friday
afternoon, March 6, as I will be vol-
unteering at the event in Chiefland on
that Saturday, March 7. If there are
any interested golfers wishing to par-
ticipate, there are applications at my
office ($45 per person, or $120 for
a group of three golfers, which will
also include a continental breakfast
and lunch at the Chiefland Golf &
After that baking "practice run"
in the kitchen, it will be time to get
ready for the Beast Feast scheduled
for Friday evening, April 17. We
have always baked and served the
desserts as a club gesture to the' com-
munity, so we'll need lots of help to
handle that large crowd at Suzi De-
We are working on our next dinner.
fundraiser and plan to have dinners'
for sale on April 3 from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. that can either be eaten at the
clubhouse, or can be taken out. Any
ideas would be greatly appreciated,
as we really need to bring in extra.
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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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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'WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH-
6259 $.E. 75THAVENUE -,-NEWBERRY L. 32669,
SUNDAY SCHOOL ...........:. .................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP .............. ... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAViS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
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
Youth Director Josh Dease
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Trenton Church of Christ
502 NE 7th Street, Trenton, FL
For more information call 352-463-3793 or
Visit our website at www.trentonchurchofchrist.com
Photo- Thanks to Jo Buckles, Program Chairperson (the tall gal, with
the big grin!) and her Program Committee, from left to right: Lillian
Porter, Marge Montgomery, Charlene Dalton, Jo Buckles and Gwen
Walden, and to any other ladies not mentioned, for their help with
the food (and the fun of Bunko), at the latest meeting of the Gilchrist
Woman's Club. I could hear the laughter all the way back to Rock
monies for the Scholarship Program We'd love to have some representa-
for deserving Trenton and Bell stu- tion, and we also have entered our
dents. Will keep you posted on the members' recent arts and crafts win-
exact details as they unfold. ning entries for the final exhibit and
Lastly, the Florida Woman's Clubs' show.
state meeting is scheduled for the The next meeting for the Woman's
weekend of April 17-19 in Orlando. Club will be on Thursday, March 12,
If anyone would like to help repre- at 7 p.m., so stay safe until then.
sent our local club, please contact Jean Troke
Ann Ferguson, as she- will be unable Publicity Chairperson
to attend this year as'club. president. (352) 463-7075 or (352) 493-3539
ONS D GARAGES
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
S"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
GILC.CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
rage Six ,v.-.,- .. . . -- -.- --.
2009 Tri-County Land Judging Contest
2009 Tri-County Land Judging Contest
The 2009 Tri-County Land Judging
Contest was held January 31, 2009.
There were approximately 54 Mid,-
dle and High ,Sohool FFA students
participating from Dixie, Levy and
Gilchrist Counties. Dixie Soil and
Water Conservation District hosted
this year's event.
The students, met up at the 1st Dis-
trict Community Center in Old Town.
They then traveled to the land judg-
ing site' which this year was held on
the Oak Grove Dairy. At this location
there were 4 pits awaiting the stu-
dents' expertise; the first thing they
had to consider was what is called the
Condition Board. This gives informa-
tion on several key items the students
need to assess the soil's characteris-.
tics, such as: surface texture, organic
matter, rooting zones, permeability
of the soil, percent of erosion, drain-
age, slope and how to determine the
soil order at the various depths.
The students had to ascertain what
the best agricultural use for the land
was. They also looked at the soil con-
servation and what would be the Best
Management Practice (BMP) to keep
the soil in production of crops.
The following teams were in atten-
dance and placed accordingly:
The Dixie County Team winners
are: Dixie High School Sr. Division
winners: Scott Garner, Shelbi Mc-
Call, Chelsea Stephenson and Caleb
Currie. The Sr. High Point Individ-
ual is: Caleb Currie. Dixie Middle
School Jr. Division winners: Chelsey
Cannon,' Shelby Hank and Arialle
Spencer. Jr. High Point Individual is:
The Gilchrist County Team winners
Dr. Richard W, Wagner
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BELL HIGH SCHOOL
MS baseball game vs/Bronson
MS softball game vs/Branford
Varsity baseball game vs/Bronson
Varsity softball game vs/Branford
JROTC Area II Drill Meet
JV baseball game vs/St. Francis
MS softball game vs/Trenton
Varsity baseball game vs/St. Francis
MS baseball game vs/Hawthorne
Varsity baseball game vs/Hawthorne
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
0 Sign Language 3-4th graders
0 Sign Language 1-2nd graders
0 Sign Language 3-4th graders'
0 Sign Language l-2nd graders
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGJI
MS G SB v. Bell
JV G SB at Hamilton County
V G SB at Hamilton County
MS Boys BB at Bronson
MS G SB v. Branford
V B BB at Bronson
V Girls SB v. Branford
JV B BB at Newberry
MS B BB v. Lake City Middle School
JV G SB v. Bell
V B BB at Newberry
SV G SB v. Bell
JV B BB v. Melody Christian
V B BB v. Oak Hall
V G SB at Dixie County
JV B BB at Branford
MS B BB v. Ruth Raines
MS G SB v. Ruth Raines
V B BB at Branford
MS G SB at Mayo
JV B BB v. Mayo
JV G SB at Mayo
Varsity B BB v. Mayo
Varsity G SB vs. Lafayette Co.
Tiger Alumni Game
@'West Port HS
are: Bell High School Sr. Division
winners: Lucas Wilson, Paul Bloom,
Brendon Sites and Danielle Holstein.
Sr. High Point Individual is: Danielle
Holstein. Bell Middle School Jr. Di-
vision winners are: 3rd Place (Team
3) Kyle Floyd, Shelby Langford and
Olivia Roberts. 2nd Place (Team 2):
Megan Sites, Kristi Martin and Jar-
rait Humphries. 1st Place (Team 1):
Amanda Dennis, Sarah Hunter, Katie
Geiger and Thomas Waldron. High
Point Individual is: Amanda Dennis.
The Levy County Jr. Team winners
are: Cedar Key Middle School- 3rd
Place: Laia Gore, Brooke Allen, Kira
Telgen and Tyler Anderson.
Bronson Middle School 2nd
Place: Mikah Strickland, Jerimiah
Roe and Ricky Roe. Williston Middle
School 1st Place: Zac Goodspeed,
Ty Cramer, Quincy Cason and Travis
Jr. High Point Individual is: Quin-
cy Cason. The LevyCounty Sr. Team
winners are: Bronson High School
- 3rd Place Team 1: Kelby Barber,
John Stephenson and Lily Blackburn.
Williston High School 2nd Place
- Team 2: Chance Carswell, Kayla
Hall and Pete Dola. Williston High
School 1st Place Team 1: Ryan
Chancey, Matt Fussell and Jennifer
Howard. Sr. High Point Individual is:
A special thank you to all the area
businesses that made donations for
this event. A special Thanks to Mr.
Ronnie Piechocki, owner of, Oak
Grove Dairy, for allowing the stu-
dents to use their farm for the judging
contest. Thank you to all the volun-
teers who assisted behind the scenes
to make this event possible. Without
wonderful volunteers such as our
area has, events such as these would
not be possible.
SWe are all looking forward to the
State Land Judging contest to be held
in Alachua County through the Ala-
chua Soil and Water Conservation,
District this year on March 27, 2009.
Our students are the best, and we
,wish them the best in the contest.
THS Tiger Band news
Starting in March our meetings
will be on the 2nd Tuesday of every,
month, rather than Monday. I hope
this will help in everyone's schedule
so we may have more participation.
That is always our goal.
SThere will be a band booster meet-
ing Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.
All parents should attend so we can
get many important decisions made
for the spring season. Mrs. Trente-
seaux will be available to answer any
questions as well on that date about
grades, practice time, performances,
scheduling, field tripsetc.
We are-'improving our system so
our students may reap the benefits.
Please sign up for one of our many
committees to choose from. What-
ever your likes are there is definitely
room for you to come and join us to
support the band in all of their efforts
to perform beautiful music. It takes
us all to make the band program suc-
Please check the schedule for any
extra practices and all of the events
coming up. Thank you and we are
looking forward to a great 2009!
Please check with your committee
chairpersons to see if there is anything
you need to do or any extra meetings
you might need to attend. Thank you
to all of the parents who have signed
up for a committee. If you haven't
yet, please come to the next meeting;
and we will be glad to have you vol-
unteer for one or two.
On Friday, January 30, U.S. Army
Cadet Command conducted its tri-
ennial inspection. Inspectors arrived
at Bell High School and began with
a briefing presented by the Battalion
Staff. The briefing consisted of each
staff member's job within the Bat-
talion, followed by a run-down on
all of the Battalion's activities for
the past three years. Following the
briefing, the staff's areas of respon-
sibility were inspected to ensure that
each staff member's duties were be-
ing properly carried out within the
Battalion. The staff received, ex-
tremely high scores; Personnel offi-
cer, Cadet Captain Valerie Hilliard,
Safety and Security Officer, Cadet
Captain Kevin Gallion, Operations
BHS Criminal Justice
Program fundraiser on
We at Bell High School Criminal
Justice are doing a fundraiser in
memory of Kyle Ford on February
21, 2009, at the Bell Community
Center. We are serving chicken
dinners from 11:30 to 1:00. The price
of the dinners will be $6, and all the
proceeds will be directly given to the
Kyle Ford Foundation. Anyone just
wanting to give donations would be
Down Home Days to
return to Chamber of
S-tt has-been the privilege of the
Community Church of the Nazarene
located at 2659 State Road 26 West
Officer, Cadet Major Sarah Nesmith,
and Public Affairs Officer, Cadet 1st
Lieutenant Alyssa Furst all received
perfect scores. The Supply Officer,
Cadet Captain Chris Anderson scored
a 95 percent. The Battalion then un-
derwent an In-Ranks Inspection. This
consisted of an inspection 'of each
cadet's uniform and knowledge. Fol-
lowing the inspection, the Drill Team
and Color Guard were evaluated on
their drill sequences; the Drill Team
received a 44/50 and the Color Guard
35/40. Both teams tried their best and
'did very well. The inspectors then
asked a select number of cadets from
each grade level questions pertaining
to the JROTC curriculum. The cadets
were well prepared and answered
in Trenton to host the' Down Home
Days Arts and Crafts Festival for the
last two years: The Chamber of Com-
merce had found it difficult to con-
tinue this event due to location dif-
ficulties and hoped someone would
continue the 22-year-old tradition, so
we stepped in to help.
By agreement with the chamber ,we
took the challenge, with the chamber
having the opportunity to return as
every question to the best of their
The cadets learned a lot from this
experience. "The cadets did an ex-
cellent job showing the inspectors
how the Bulldog Battalion operates
on a day-to-day basis," said Cadet
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Free-
man. "Being a first year cadet, do-
ing something this important was
a good leadership experience" said
Cadet Staff Sergeant Paul Tousig-
nant. Overall, the Bulldog Battalion
did an outstanding job. The battal-
ion received the "Honor Unit with
Distinction" designation by scor-
ing a total of 579 points out of 600.
1 LT Alyssa Furst
Public Affairs Officer
host should we wish to discontinue.
After preserving Down Home Days
for this two-year span, we believe
it is time to return ownership to the
staff of the chamber..
We would like to thank everyone
who helped or contributed to Down
Home Days during these wonderful
The Down Home Days Committee
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Bell JROTC passes inspection with flying colors
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
GILCHRISRT~T COUNTY JOU RNAL.
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Preseason Baseball Tournament
By Brandon McElroy
Great baseball was played Thurs-
day and Friday night by four dynamic
teams competing in the tournament:
St. Francis Catholic School, Bell
High School, Newberry High School
and Trenton High School; players
and coaches should be commended
for an outstanding job.
The tournament kicked off Thurs-
day afternoon with Bell playing St.
Francis Catholic school of Gaines-
ville. Bell struggled at first but
showed they are not a team to be
taken lightly. Bell pulled off the up-
set and had a great comeback victory
proving that there will be some great
cross-county competition this year.
For the main event of the evening
Thursday night, Trenton portrayed
great leadership and demonstrated
they are not a team to be reckoned
with even after losing key players.
Newberry rolled into the jungle ready
to battle and to give everything they
had in order to defeat the Tigers. Kar-
son Gilbert started the game on the
mound and pitched outstandingly.
Karson pitched the first four innings
and only allowed 2 hits in all four in-
nings. Both teams came on strong in
the beginning, but the Tigers held the
slight edge going into the second in-
ning with a 2-0 lead. Entering the 5th
inning, the Tigers had increased their
lead 4-0 but their lead and momen-
turn were soon to be Newberry's. In
the top of the 5th, Newberry started
the rally that could have turned out
to be detrimental to the Tigers. The
rally consisted of 3 hits and 6 scored
runs, prolonging the game. Although
down, the Tigers refused to be out;
the Tigers fought back fiercely, deter-
mined not to be embarrassed on their
home field. By the time the bottom
of the 6th inning rolled around, the
Tigers picked themselves tp and put
on a show for the home crowd. Justin
Alvarez started the rally by drawing
a walk and getting hit in by the next
batter up, Caleb Smith, who drilled
the ball hitting a triple. Everybody
that batted this inning found a way
to get on base and score. A total of
9 runs were scored in this inning
sealing the game for the Tigers with
a final score of 13-8. Justin Alvarez
closed the game on the mound allow-
ing only 2 runs off 3 hits.
It seemed as though on Friday.
night the crowd thickened, the grass
was vaguely greener, and the lights
were a little bit brighter. Bell went
back and forth with Newberry while
Trenton was set to face the St. Fran-
cis Wolves. Bell, once again, revealed
they would be no pushover team in
the regular season. The cross-county
Bulldogs fought hard only to have a
heart breaking loss to the Newberry
When it came around to the time
the Tigers were lined up to play, it
was all work and no fooling around.
The Tigers jumped to an early lead
in the first inning holding a 4-0 lead.
Chance Brooks really got the team
fired up when he almost went yard
in the first inning. He nailed the pitch
missing a lap around the bases just
by the top of the fence. The Tigers
really had a hold of the Wolves in
this game allowing only 3 hits and
2 scored runs. Trey Smith started on
the mound for the Tigers Friday night
pitching marvelously with 6 strike-
outs in 4 innings. This game only
went to 6 innings due to the ten-run-
rule enforced by the official after the
Tigers took a 12-2 lead at the bottom
of the 6th inning. This was a great
start for the Tigers, building up con-
fidence and getting to play as a team
for the first time this season. Coach
Scott extends his gratitude to all who
came and gave support to the Tigers
program. The Tigers also would like
to thank- all the fans that came out to
support your team and for supporting
the Tigers' efforts in holding this pre-
Back Row, left to right:. David Gray-Assistant Coach, John Baile- #33, Sophomore, Chris Wilkerson-
#5, Junior, Jady Gray -#2, Junior, Tyler Mehl-432, Frehmannii, James Thomas-#42, Junior, Matt Ste-
venson-#25, Junior, and Chuck Aelil-Head Coach. Front Row, left to right: Stevein Ioodliy-#15,
Sophomore, Austin Bell-#12, Freshman, Jordan MA ehl-3, Junior, Kyle Shepherd-#4, Sophomore, and
Greyson Stewart-#O, Sophomore.
Bell Varsity Basketball has early district success
Bell FFA Alumni news
By Joel Elliott
Last Tuesday, the Bell Varsity
Basketball team competed in the
first round of the district 5-2A tour-
nament in Bronson. The opponent
was the Mayo Hornets, traditionally
a power in the district as far as bas-
ketball goes. The Bulldogs showed
what a year of practice and expe-
rience can do for a largely young
team, and they won the game in spec-
tacular fashion, 67-33.
The first half was a great showing,
for the team, as the full-court press
they implemented forced turnover af-
ter turnover for the hapless Hornets.
Coach Mehl was able to play the
starters for the majority of the first
two quarters and to play his second-
string players for the closing minutes
of each. The game was well in hand
at the end of the first half, with the
score reaching 34-12 at the buzzer
The Bulldogs relented a bit in the
second half, with the Bulldogs only
outscoring the Hornets by eleven
through the last two quarters of
play. The win Was big for the Bull-
dogs and will win them a seat in the
second round game against Haw-
thorne, the district regular season
Concessions will be available, but
food cannot be taken int6 the audito-
rium. During the pageant, the alumni
will draw for the winner of the grill.
Tickets are still available from any
alumni member, or from the Jiffy
Store in Bell.
The Bell FFA Alumni also has
a scholarship available to seniors
in high school. This scholarship
includes a short essay and application
that has to be postmarked no later
than March 2. The Alumni'address
is P.O. Box 764 Bell, FL 32619. No
hand delivered applications will be
Also, March 2, is the final date that
degree applications can be turned in
to the advisors. You may pick up an
application from the advisor or online
at flaffa.org. Those with outstanding
applications will be considered for
The Alumni are still selling orange
"These are my people, this is where
I come from" t-shirts. The shirts are
$10 each and can be purchased from
the Alumni at a meeting or by send-
ing money through the Agricultural
Department at the high school:
The 2009 Alumni dues are due by
March 1. Dues are $17 for local and
national. If you are a lifetime mem-
ber, local dues are only $7. Please
make checks to the Bell FFA Alumni
and you can mail your dues to P.O.
Box 764, Bell FL 32619.
Upcoming events: February 20
Livestock Judging in Chipley. Febru-
ary 21-28 National FFA Week. Feb-
ruary 28 FFA Sweetheart Pageant.
March 9 Alumni General Meeting 7
p.m. at Akins. March 28 State Land
Judging Contest. March 27 through
April 1 Suwannee River. Fair. April
13 Alumni General Meeting 7 p.m.
at Akins. April 23 Bell FFA Chapters'
End of Year Banquet. .
The Bell FFA Alumni is a sup-
porter organization for the Bell FFA
Chapters. Any parent, grandparent,
past FFA member, or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bell FFAAlumni Reporter
Group told "Look out
for each other"
Approximately 50 residents of the
area north of Trenton attended the
Neighborhood Watch Organizational
meeting Saturday, February 14 at
Priscilla Baptist Church. These citi-
zens were told to "look out for each
other" and report anything suspicious
to the Sheriff's Department at 463-
The initial meeting was held under
the guidance of the Gilchrist Sheriff's
Volunteers. Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
gave tips on how to help the Sheriff's
Department to be more effective in
helping prevent crime in the area.
Jerry Kiernan, Director of Gilchrist
Sheriff's Volunteers, spoke about the
Volunteer organization and how its
members expand the effectiveness
of the Sheriff's Department. Gene
Wiggins, Vice Director, conducted
the orientation on home security and
safety, and answered questions from
the audience. Organizer Gail Axtell,
asking for input from the audience,
found that preventing identity theft
was of prime interest and announced
that would be the topic of the next
This Neighborhood Watch was or-
ganized to help prevent crime in the
area bounded by Highway 129 North,
West CR 232, CR 341, and CR 344.
Residents in that area can call 463-
8275 to become enrolled in the tele-
phone hotline program. Residents in
other areas of Gilchrist County in-
terested in forming a Neighborhood
Watch group can call the Sheriff's
Office at 463-3181.
R & Rick Hodge
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Home: 352-463-3556 Cell: 912-294-7129
Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Every Friday from 4 pm 7pm
2nd Saturday of the month noon 4
Open Mic and Jam from 4- 5.
Feb. 6 The Philmans
Feb. 13 The Flying Turtles
Feb. 14 Spring Gardening Workshop
with The Flying Turtles
Farm Fresh Feb. 20 --Skeeter Creek
Feb. 27 Quartermoon
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Mr. Harold "Papa D" Durrance
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Mr. Harold "Papa D" Durrance, 67,
of Chiefland passed away on Febru-
ary 11, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of
Chiefland and was employed by
Brunswick Pulp and Paper for 22
years, owned a septic tank service
company and retired from Levy
County Landfill in 2003. Harold.
was a lifelong' hunter and fisherman,
along with being an avid race car fan.
Working with Jessie on #22 was one
of the highlights of 6 years of racing
at Bronson Speedway.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Hilma and Ted Durrance. He
is survived by his loving wife of 48
years, Brenda; daughter, Robin Dur-
rance (Morgan); son, Jessie (Kim)
Durrance; and grandchildren, Bev-
erly Velasco, Cindy Watson, David
Drown, Cody Durrance and Garrett
Durrance all of Chiefland.
Services were held on February 13
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley 'Funeral Services in
Reverend William Samuel Saun-
ders,.78, of Live Oak, formerly of
Middleburg passed away peacefully
in his sleep at Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties in Chiefland on Tues-
day, February 10, 2009.
Mr. Saunders was born on October
24, 1930, in Penny Farms, to Samuel
and Lillian Saunders.
Mr. Saunders enjoyed tending to
his cattle and most of all serving our
Lord through his faithful ministries.
He was preceded in death by his
loving parents Lillian and Samuel D.
He leaves behind his devoted wife
of 35 years Azuloy Saunders, four
children, Sidney Saunders, Cindy
Saunders, Jenny Saunders and Vick-
ey Saunders; four grandchildren;'
three great-grandchildren; three step-
daughters, Elaine Faison, Lavonia
Luke and Geraldine Via; a stepson,
Van Hagan; nine step-grandchildren
and eight step-great-grandchildren; a
brother, Robert Saunders, and a sister,
Hilda Alvarez both of Middleburg.
At Mr. Saunders' prior request, a
private graveside service was held at
Priscilla Baptist Church Cemetery on
Friday, February 13, 2009, at 11:00
a.m. with Reverend Ray Castleberry
and Reverend Wescott Holloway of-
Mr. Saunders wished us to express
apologies for the privacy involved
with the services and sincerely hopes
that no one is offended in his re-
In lieu of flowers, he requested
that donations be made in his name
to Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun-
ties, 311 N.E.. 9th Street, Chiefland,
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Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
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2009, Were this week 527, last week
418 and last year 655.
Compared to last week: Slaugh-
ter cows and Bulls were 1.00 to
2.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers
were unevenly steady. Supply was
light, demand was moderate. Feeder
steers and heifers over 600 lbs 85
percent, (42 percent steers, 43 per-
cent heifers), over 600 lbs 3 percent,
(2 percent steers, 1' percent heifers),
slaughter cows. and bulls 9 percent,
replacement cows 3 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 825-1195 (1033) 46.00-52.00
(48.22); 1290-1425 (1358) 45.00-
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 845-1085 (955) 40.00-46.00
(42.76); 900-1005 (952) 32.00-40.00
(35.78) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1395
(1395) 50.00 (50.00) low dress-
ing; 1600-2000 (1762) 58.00-61.50
(59.14); 1955 (1955) 66.00 (66.00)
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 265-295 (283), 114.00-
120.00 (116.49); 305-340 (322)
112.00-122.00. (117:27); 365-375
(370) 108.00-116.00 (111.95); 415-
445 (439) 98.00-108.00 (106.28);
600-635 (623) 80.00-86.00 (83.28);
655 (655) 82.00-86.00 (84.00).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 210-245 (230)
110.00-126.00 (118.11); 262-298.
(285) 108.00-110.00 (108.71); 305-
330 (321) 98.00-108.00 (103.98);
350-395 (373) 94.00-104.00 (98.95);
405-445 (430) 84.00-88.00 (87.49);
450-485 (468) 82.00-88.00' (86.04);
505-535 (520) 82.00-86.00 (84.06);
555-595 (582) 72.00-84.00 (80.91);
600-610 (605) 72.00-80.00 (75.97).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2:
220-245 (233) 80.00-105.00 (91.36);
260-295 (283) 85.00-100.00 (92.69);
302-345 (308) 74.00-90.00 (88.02);.
355-390 (372) 78.00-92.00 (86.83);
405-430 (413) 76.00-82.00 (78.61).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-235 (214) 110.00-125.00
(113:66); 280-295 (287) 96.00-104.00
(98.65); 300-310 (305) 96.00-102.00
(98.95); 350-375 (359) 86.00-92.00
(87.47); 405-440 (433) 82.00-94.00
(90.69); 450-490 (470) 82.00-88.00
(85.13); 500-545 (515) 78.00-80.00
(79.58); 670-695 (682) 76.00-78.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 200-240 (228) 95.00-105.00
(99.13); 270-295 (289) 84.00-92.00
(89.37); 305-345 (321) 84.00-88.00
(87.06); 353-375 (355) 82.00-84.00
(83.79); 400-440 (420) 72.00-82.00
(77.00); 470-480 (475) 70.00-76.00
(73.03); 500-545 (515) 70.00-78.00
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 250-285
(268) 80.00-86.00 (82.80); 335-340
(338) 76.00-80.00 (77.99).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
720-740 (731) 44.00-56.00 (49.96);
925-965 (945) 46.00-54.00 (50.08);
1295 (1295) 55.00 (55.00).
Receipts at the North Florida
Livestock Market in Ellisville on
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, were
this week 561, last week 592 and last
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 lower. Feeder steers and heifers
mostly 'steady. Feeder and' replace-
ment cows steady. 32 percent slaugh-
ter cows, 7 percent slaughter bulls,
26 percent feeder steers, 26 percent
feeder heifers under 600 pounds, 6
percent over, 6 percent feeder and re-
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1255-1595 (1450) 47.00-
54.50 (50.83); 1415-1585 (1500)
44.00-46.00 (44.94) low dress-
ing; 1610-1935 (1754) 48.00-54.00
(51.64); 1705-2155 .(1845) 44.00-
46.00 (45.08) low dressing.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 880-1165 (1007) 47.00-54.50
(50.07); 805-1145 (968) 40.00-45.50
(43.32) low dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1000-1355
(1194) 55.00-59.50 (57.77); 1525-
2115 (1725) 58.00-67.00 (62.57).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2:215-230(225) 130.00-
137.00 (134.77); 260-285 (270)
113.00-125.00 (117.62); 330-345
(340) 107.00-122.00 (113.26); 375-
390 (383) 108.00-113.00 (110.70);
420-440 (430) 97.00-103.00 (99.93);
460-475 (470) 86.00-94.00 (90.33);
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Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
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115.00 (110.75); 255-290 (272)
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(488) 84.00-90.00 (85.95); 520-530
(527) 75.00-81.00 (77.01); 565-585
(569) 74.00-77.00 (76.38); 600-645
(615) 69.00-75.00 (72.45).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 220-245 (238) 95.00-106.00
(101.47); 270-290 (282) 93.00-94.00
(93.34); 310-325 (320) 91.00-93.00
(92.35); 360-390 (381) 81.00-85.00
(82.83); 405-440 (424) 81.00-84.00
(82.28); 465-490 (478) 79.00-83.00
(81.57); 515-540 (528) 78.00-81.00
(79.31); 615-645 (638) 72.00-78.00
(73.56); 665-695 (680) 71.00-73.00
(71.98); 700-745 (722) 71.00-73.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 210-230 (217) 79.00-88.00
(84.03); 275-280 (278) 76.00-79.00
(78.01); 300-340 (320) 74.00-81.00
(76.97); 360-370 (363) 74.00-77.00
(75.35); 405-445 (428) 71.00-77.00
(74.09); 455-485 (467) 70.00-72.00
(70.98); 520-545 (526) 64.00-69.00
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bom, 2/13/86, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Para-
phernalia Santa Rosa County.'
On February 11, 2009, Nathan Sot-
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of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On February 11, 2009, Michael
J.' Kirkland, 4/5/68 was arrested on
charges of DWLSR, Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia, VOP/Manufac-
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(66.04); 605-645 (620) 64.00-70.00
(67.69); 670-695 (687) 69.00-71.00
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2: 905-1190 (1026) 49.00-71.00
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to announce our 2009 membership
drive, which will kick off on March
7 with a fresh new Farmers and Flea
Market. These activities will be host-
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located at 401 SE 6thAve, and SE 4th
Street in Williston. We'll start at 8
a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Space is
now being offered for a fee on a first
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 355 S. Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621
Gregory Klaus, 7129 SE 78th Place,
Trenton, FL 32693, Plaintiff vs. Lois S.
Lois S, Fine, whose last known address
Sis 1050 S.W. 1st Dr., Prairie Oaks,
Chiefland, FL, but whose address other
than set forth is unknown and cannot
with the exercise of reasonable diligence
be ascertained, and upon whom service of
summons cannot be had in the State of
Florida, will take notice that on January
5, 2009, Gregory Klaus, as Plaintiff, filed
his. Complaint against her in the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit In
And For Levy County, Florida, requesting
this Honorable Court to grant him Motion
for Civil Contempt/Enforcement against
the Defendant and relief as the Court
Said named Defendant will further
take notice that she is required to answer
the complaint on or before the 23rd of
Pub. January 29, February 5, 12, 19,
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
TO: Frankieleen R. Cummings
1525 SE 38th Court
Gainesville, Florida 32641-9101
Palm Coast Recovery Corp.,
& Roger C. Hurd, Esquire
Hurd, Horvath, & Ross, P.A.
8295 N. Military Trail, Ste. A
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to writ of Execution, Instruc-
tions for Levy issued in the Circuit Court
of Alachua County, Florida, on the 4th
day of November, 2008, in the cause
wherein Palm Coast Recovery Corp. was
a plaintiff and Frankieleen R. Cummings
was defendant being case number 012008
SC 003106 in said court, pursuant to the
November 7, 2008 Instructions to Levy
from Roger C. Hiurd of Hurd, Horvath &
Ross, P.A., per Judgment Lien Certificate
filed October 31, 2008, and assigned file
number J0800037403 with Frankieleen
R. Cummings as the judgment debtor, of
I, Daniel W. Slaughter, as Sheriff of
Gilchrist County, Florida, have levied
upon the right, title and interest of defen-
dant, Frankieleen R. Cummings, in the
following described real property, to wit:
THE UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2)
INTEREST OF FRANKIELEEN R.
CUMMINGS IN THE FOLLOWING
LOT TWO (2) BLOCK FORTY
FIVE (45) AND THAT PORTION OF
CHURCH STREET LYING BETWEEN
LOT ONE (1) BLOCK FIFTY-ONE (51)
AND LOT TWO (2) BLOCK FORTY-
FIVE (45) OF THE ORIGINAL SUR-
VEY OF CITY OF'TRENTON AS PER
PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF
RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TAX ID: 161015-00480045-0020 and on
the 2nd day of March 2009, at the south
door, which is the side entrance of the
Gilchrist County Courthouse, in the City
of Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida, at
the hour of 11:00 A.M. or as soon there-
after as possible, I will offer for sale all
the said defendant's property rights, title
and interest in the aforesaid real property
at public outcry and will sell the same to
the highest and best bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may
to'the payment and satisfaction of the de-
DANIEL W. SLAUGHTER
SHERIFF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Pub. January 29, February 5, 12, 19,
NOTICE OF INTENT
To Whom It May Concern:
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Pub. February 12, 19, 2009b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 2008-CA-0111
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RIVERWALK OF FANNING SPRINGS
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,
JOSEPH GILLIAM, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial Court, in
and for GILCHRIST County, Florida,,
pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment
In Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, will sell at public sale the
following described property situate in
GILCHRIST County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 29, THE RIVERWALK OF
FANNING SPRINGS, PHASE 1,
according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 3, Pages 83-86, public
records of Gilchrist County, Florida.
Said sale shall be made to the highest
and best bidder for cash pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause and will be held on
the Courthouse steps of the GILCHRIST
County Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, on
the 16th day of March 2009, commencing
at the hour of 11:00 A.M.
All interested parties shall be governed
accordingly by this Notice DATED this
10th day of February, 2009.
Joe W. Gilliam
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Ayers
Pub. February 19, 26, 2009b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-0091
AMERICAN BANKING COMPANY
d/b/a AMERIS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO TRI-COUNTY BANK,
JAMES M. ADKINS and ROBIN D.
ADKINS, et al,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgement of
Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell
to highest and best bidder for cash at
the south doors of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Tren-
ton, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day
of March, 2009, the following described
Begin at the NE comer of the SW1/4 of
Section 16, Township 9 South, Range
16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida and
run N 8923'17" W, along the North
line of said SW1/4, a distance of 664.69
feet; thence run S 00024'07"W, 328.09
feet; thence run S 8927'35" E, 664.69
feet; thence run N 00o24'07" E, 327.29
feet to the Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH an easement for'
ingress and egress over and across the
South 20 feet of the West 648.01 feet
of the N1/2 of N1/2 of NE1/4 of SW1/4
of aforementioned in Section 16.
TOGETHER WITH a 1984
Bridgeadaire Doublewide Mobile Home
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on February 10, 2009.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT (ADA) NOTICE
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TIES NEEDING A REASONABLE AC-
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IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
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OR IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-
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Pub. February 19, 26, 2009b.
CITY OF TRENTON
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
The City of Trenton Planning and
Zoning Board will meet in Special
Session on Monday, February 23, 2009 at
5:30 pm in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
A.Call to Order
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made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/slhe may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. February 19, 2009b.
CITY OF TRENTON
The City of Trenton Planning Board
of City Commissioners will meet in Spe-
cial Session Monday, February 23, 2009,
immediately following the Planning and
Zoning meeting, which begins at 5:30
pm, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
A.Call to Order
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1.First Reading Ordinance 2009-09
LDR 09-1 Text Amendment
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
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by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
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Pub. February 19, 2009b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
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Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on Thursday, February 26, 2009
at 9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning Coali-
tion of the Nature Coast main office, 1564
N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL.
34429. Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
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that sealed bids are being accepted for
the purchase of a retired 1900 Ford f-250
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time), Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
The Town of Bell reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids.
Pub. February 19, 26, 2009b.
Tammi Coleman and Ritchie Cole-
man to Mark S. Foster, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 14 Block 17 Suwannee
River Estates North, on 2/9/2009.
Perry L. Cook and Jeanne Cook
to Perry L. Cook and Jeanne Cook,
special warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 4
Honey Bee Farms, on 2/10/2009.
Rebecca Irene Holnar and Johnny
Adam Holnar, Jr. to Debra Daphene
Burney, Charaisa Jackson, and Da-
phene Langford, general warranty
deed, $10.00, on 2/11/2009.
William El Backus, Jr. to Marie B.
Bertsch, William E. Backus, III, Edith
P. Bridgeman, and the William E.
Backus, Jr. Trust, declaration of trust,
$10.00, Lot 6 Amanda Plantation, on
Carl Harold Cooke to Bonnie Hunt
Cooke, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots
10 and 11, Block 4 Suwannee River
Estates Subdivision, on 2/12/2009.
Mardi Land Development, Inc.
to Noreen Smith, warranty deed,
$3,850.00, on 2/12/2009.
Mardi Land Development, Inc. to
Camile Tomlinson, warranty deed,
$3,850.00, on 2/12/2009.
Stanley M. Akins and Ruth M.
Akins to Sharon M. Akins, warranty
deed, $10.00, on 2/13/2009.
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CUTE CABIN on a comer. 2005 2BR/1BA, covered front porch, screened
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
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BELL: For lease, next to Ak
800 or 1,600 sq. ft. Price negoti
NG IN MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 1909
ins BBQ. SE 41st Way. Waters Lake in Trenton.
able. 352- HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER: W/
spring in back yard, $850/month. 3 BR/2
.tfnb, 1-15 BA large yard. Carpeted. Quiet neighbor-
hood. Fenced property, located on Hwy-
129. 5 miles North of Bell. Call for appt.
(352) 376-0080 or (352) 284-3873.
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OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
COUNTRY RIGHT: 14 acres 3379 SW
CR-341, Bell. Paved (352) 949-5956.
$110,000. A-Z zoning res or small busi-
P eal Esiate
COUNTRY ESTATE: 19 acres,
front & middle tree line. (Pave
3379 SW CR-341, Bell. 352-94
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JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
ON THE WEB:
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
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 t6 Otter/Hart/Sub 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...$199,900 (each).
Reduced (From $179,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTONi 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 greatrdom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-built home in Trenton on landscaped
150xl00 tract at west end of town. Has good-sized living room, full dining room/kitchen, 1-car carport & shore--call our office for full details...$119,900.
NICELY-KEPT HOME & TWO ACRES, IN DIXIE COUNTY: 2 BR/2 BA: Well-kept & cozy frame-built home, on an open/treed 2.01-acre tract,
along a paved road north of Old Town. Property has three outbuildings and a 3-vehicle pole barn, full board fencing & a gated entrance...$114,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built frame/hardyplank home--would be eligible for Gilchrist "SHIP" program...$99,999.
REDUCED (From $105,000)--COZY CB-BUILT HOME-ONE ACRE: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat, clean & 'move-in' ready, CR-55A near Cross City...$99,900.
AFFORDABLY-PRICED HOME IN CHIEFLAND: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept CB-built, along Park Ave., could be possible 'SHIP' purchase...$79,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED ACREAGE ALONG US-129: A 2.37-acre tract, with over 560' frontage along Main St. at north end of Bell. Property has
zoning to allow for business to be placed-a great opportunity available, call Jean for full information...$275,000.
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 sqfL, including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDING IN BELL: Frame-built structure, with over 1,400 inside retail sqft., with paved frontage '& parking area along,
US-129 in downtown Bell. Excellent income potential in growing community-call Jean for fuli details...$125,000.
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 170x.60), 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 --
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.
LIKE-NEW--MANUFACTURED ON WOODED ACREAGE IN BELL: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home, showroom condition,, split-plan format,
new appliances. 5-acre tract w/perimeter fencing at end of cul-de-sac. Seller will consider Owner-finance options (w/qualified Buyer)...$124,900.
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 NEAR TOWN: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located
by end of secluded cul-de-sac east of Trenton. 5-acre tract has nice mix of pasture/woods; home-site has spacious rooms inside & more...$99,900.
WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby SR-47 north of town. Property has an
'as is' tri-level manufactured home & additions; includes full fencing/gates, well/septic system & outbuildings...Owner is Ready to Sell...$99,900.
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/Honie & 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% yearlypterest, 20-year loan...$78,900.
"TURN-KEY" M/HOME, ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean, w/1200 inside sqft; irfcludes 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 --
New Listing--5 ACRE TRACT, AT DEED-RESTRICTED S/D: Five-acre tract, at the 'homes-only' Meadow Wood Trails S/D west of Trenton,
w/pasture space for horses...$59,900.
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
5.5 WOODED ACRES & IMPROVEMENTS IN EAST GILCHRIST: Nicely-secluded, private wooded acreage, with an 'as is' M/Home, well, septic
& power-ready for an upgrade, or for a new built or manufactured home-site...Priced to Sell...$77,900.
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: A number of tracts available in our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900.
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:
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BEAUTIFUL HOME SITE: 5 acres,
cleared. Ppved, 3379 SW CR-341, Bell.
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BA, one acre, paved road, great location.
$129,500 pre-construction price. Call
352-949-3785 for more details.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High *and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
FOR SALE -.Retail storefront property
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Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker
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A nice piece of property with vision"
great location. Features this 2/efand.
CoSWMH betweely landscapBell &
Trenton on a paved road.
Brand New 2008, 3BR/2BA
home in the "Trails Subdivision"
in the city limits of Chiefland.
Completely landscaped & priced
Well maintained 1995, 3/2 DWMH on 5
acres. Features 1,512 sq ft. Ig LR w/fireplace,
small fenced in area, Ig shed/workshop,
access to the lakes for fishing/boating, an
easy commute to surrounding areas.
. 11 ac Suwannee
.14 ac Suwannee
.15 ac Chiefland
(5). 15 ac Newberry
.18 ac Trenton
.18 ac Riverwalk
.22 ac Trenton
.25 ac Od"ldown (0
.25 ac Old Town (0
.26 ac Suwannee
.35 ac Old Town (0
.48 ac Trenton
(2) .51 ac Fanning S
.94 ac Old Town (0
.98 ac Bell
(2) 1 ac Bell
I Ac Trenton
I Ac w/well & septi
I Ac Trenton
$249.900 1 ac Trenton
$99,900 1 ac Chiefland
$25,000 1.8 ac Trenton
$35,500ea 2'ac Old Town
$10,000 2 ac Bell
$49.900 2+ Ac Trenton
$12,900 2 acres Trenton
F) $12.000 2 Ac Trenton
F) $15,000 2.03 ac Trenton
$450.000 2.04 ac Trenton
F) $12,000 2.21 ac Trenton
$19,000 2.22 ac Trenton
;prs. $91.900 2.29 ac Trenton
F) $16.000 2.36 ac Old Town
$49900 (2) 2.65 ac Old Town
$15.000 (OF) 3.02 ac Old Town
$15.000 4 ac Chiefland
c $20,000 4.31 Ac Bell
c ... M 4.45 ac Bell
Magnificent 3BR/2.5BA home on 14 ac
w/improved pasture. Features a house
alarm, separate'office, mud room,
fenced w/electric gate, on a paved rd
w/paved driveway, separate storage
shed and much more!! A must see!
"An independently owned and operated finnrm"
IBR/IBA fishing cabin on V2 ac in
Suwannee. This cabin comes
completely furnished, just bring your
boat. Enjoy magnificent views from.
your Sunroom. Priced to sell!
Mobile Home Park w/4 units on ,87
acre inside City limits of Trenton. All
are in excellent condition & already
rented for immediate income.
2BR/IBAhome on 1.59 acres. This home
is in good shape and will make a charmer
of a home. Features a workshop with a
kitchenette & bathroom already. Call Terri
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell
4.78 ac Trenton
4.82 ac Trenton
5 acres Old Town
5 ac Branford
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5 ac 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
4BR/3BA DWMH on 5 acres, 1,998 sq ft,
plenty of space. Features a shed/workshop.
on a dead end street for peace & quietness,
located off a paved rd. Call Elaine Ewart
l0 ac Bell
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Newberry
14.53 ac Trenton
15.45 ac Old Town
17 ac Old Town
20 acres Chiclland $179.900
20 4c Bell $255.000
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 $1,524,600
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4.54 ac Trenton $99,900 8.34 ac Trenton .$99,900
9.7 ac Trenton $112.500
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Jim Surrency honored at
Valentine's Day dinner
Trenton Rotary Club President Charlie Smith presented a plaque to
Assistant School Superintendent Dr. James Surrency on Saturday
night during a Gilchrist County Loves Jim Surrency Dinner and
Dance. Smith thanked Surrency for his 30 years of service to Gilchrist
County schools and the community. Nearly 60 citizens gathered on
Valentine's Day to honor Surrency at the event, which was held in the
Trenton Elementary School Cafetorium.
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ues and integrity while growing up in
Gilchrist County. A 1949 graduate of
Trenton High School, Everett joined
the armed forces after high school
and later earned a bachelor's degree
from the University of Florida. In
1986 he furthered his own education
by earning a master's degree.
While accepting the award on
Wednesday, Everett said, "J. Min Ay-
ers was a great friend to me and my
family. One thing I remember about
Mr. Ayers was that after I had joined
the Army and had been gone for
about three weeks, Mr. Ayers came
over to my parents' house, Paul and
Minnie Johns Everett, to present me
with a scholarship to play baseball at
the University of Florida, but I was
already in the Army."
Everett apologized to the Chamber
board of directors for having been in
the hospital on the day of the origi-
nal presentation. He also extended
his thanks for the award, which was
presented in recognition of his many
years of service to Gilchrist County.
Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their country breakfast from 7 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 21,
The country breakfast will be eggs,
grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, bis-
cuits, gravy, and ice tea. In addition,
we will have pure cane syrup for
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
- Proceeds benefit the Suwannee
River Shrine Club and are not tax de-
Cal Woolan Crft ign
At its meeting on February 3, 2009,
changes to the Sheriff's Volunteers
By-Laws were proposed and dis-
cussed. Further discussion will take
place during the March 3 meeting,
and members will vote on the final
changes at the April 7 meeting. All
members are encouraged to attend
and the public is invited.
During the month of January,
Crime Watch vehicles were driven
998 miles, and volunteers contributed
114 hours while patrolling county
roads, and assisting with parking and
traffic for a funeral. CARE (Check
And Respond Everyday) volunteers
made 114 calls to residents requesting
the service. If anyone is in need of a
daily well-being check or knows of
someone who might benefit from
calls, please contact Suzi Wright,
program coordinator, at (352) 463-
9048 for information regarding
The next meeting will be held on
March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Sheriff's
Office Conference room. These
are open meetings, and the public
is invited to attend and apply for
membership if interested in becoming
a Sheriff's Volunteer and contribute to
the betterment of Gilchrist County.
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO
North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department
The N. Gilchrist Volunteer F. D. will hold
its monthly pancake breakfast on February -
21, 2009, from 8 to 10 a.m.
For a donation we offer eggs, sausage,
several different kinds of pancakes, coffee, "
tea, and juice.
Our fire station is located on CR 138, 2.5
miles east of Hwy. 129.
Come out and enjoy a delicious meal with your family and friends.
of the Suwannee
River Garden Club
The February meeting of the Su-
wannee River Garden Club will be
Monday night, February 23. This
month the program will be on inva-
sive plants. Lynn Ditullio, a ranger
at Fanning Springs State Park, will
explain which plants are undesirable
for our gardens.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the
church building behind the Cadillac
Motel in Fanning. The public is in-
vited. Come and bring a friend.
For more information contact Joan
Pryor at (352) 542-2211.
Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
is a complete primary medical
and urgent care service provider.
Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and
now in Branford, Chiefland, and Williston, 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 pharmacy, we're a
one-stop medical provider for all your health needs.
Most Insurance Accepted
Complete Primary Care
Sliding Scale Fees
uWell Baby Exams ,.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Hearing & Vision Testing
S* ADD/ADHD Evaluation
Massage Therapy (Trenton Office)
Visit our Website at.
Committee of Gilchrist
to meet Feb. 23
The Republican Executive Com-
mittee of Gilchrist will be meeting
Monday, February 23, at the Bell
Community Center located across
from the Bell Town Hall.
Time of meeting is 7 p.m. Please
make'note of change of meeting dates
to the 4th Monday' of each month at
the Bell Community Center.
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 vol-
unteer program with the Florida De-
partment 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
SHINE's next site is on Friday,
February 20, from 10 a.m. to Noon at
the Branford Library. Other sites will
be Wednesday, February 25, from 10
a.m. to Noon at the Trenton Public
Library, and from 2 to 4 p:m. at the
Cross City Public Library.
When news happens,
call the Gilchrist County Journal
Gilchrist County K-9 Deputy Reeves walks with K-9 as he sniffs a
vehicle outside Bell Middle-High School. GCSO Sgt. Cordasco looks
K-9 unit finds no illegal
drugs in Trenton, Bell
school parking lots
By Carrie A. Mizell
With the cooperation of the Gilchrist County School District, K-9 offi-
cers from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep of both
the faculty and student parking lots at Trenton Middle-High School and Bell
According to Sheriff Daniel Slaughter, no illegal drugs were found at either
school. The sheriff said Jie K-9 team will be visiting each school in the weeks
ahead and on a random basis.
"We are committed to preventing the introduction of illegal drugs into the
school environment in Gilchrist County," Sheriff Slaughter said.
K-9 Deputy Reeves, Deputy Aderholt and Sgt. Cordasco conducted the
sweep last Thursday, Sheriff Slaughter explained.
Farm Bureau says,
'Peanuts are safe'
Peanuts sold under the "Florida's
Best" brand through the Florida
Farm Bureau Marketing Division,
also known as FAMA, come from
Dothan, Alabama, and not from the
source subject to the recent FDA re-
I The FAMA peanuts come from
the Nut Cracker and Flavor House
In addition, the Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation reminds consumers
that the peanut butter/peanut butter
paste recall does not apply to most
major brands of jar peanut butter or
peanut butter paste.
The Food and Drug Administration'
(FDA) is conducting an investigation
into the source of the Salmonella Ty-
phimurium outbreak. At this time, the
FDA, the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC), and state
partners have traced sources of Sal-
monella Typhimurium contamination
to a Georgia plant owned by Peanut
Corporation of America (PCA).
PCA manufactures peanut butter
and peanut butter paste that are dis-
tributed to food manufacturers to be
used as an ingredient in many com-
mercially produced products includ-
ing cakes, cookies, crackers, candies,
cereal, and ice cream.
The FDA has created a searchable
list of products and brands associated
with the PCA recall.
This list is available on the FDA
website at: http://www.accessdata.
If there are any questions, please
contact me at (352) 374-1537.
Assembly of Fine
Artists Dinner, Art
Auction on Mar. 7
The Assembly of Fine Artists is
hosting a. Dinner Art Auction on
March 7, 2009, at the Telford Hotel
Restaurant on River Street on the
Suwannee River, around the corner
from the State of Florida Stephen
Foster Folk Cultural Center in White
Springs. The event will start at 4:45
p.m. with hors d'oeuvers; dinner will
be served at 6 p.m., followed by the
silent art auction at 7 p.m.
The purpose of this event is to bring
more art, nature, and history lovers
into our beautiful Florida. Featured
artists at the event are John Rice, the
Millennium Norman Rockwell; Bar-
bara C. Moore, portrait, apparel, aid
religious artist; and Ellen and Tom
Hogan, gifted violinist and guitarist.
To reserve your space please send
your donation to Assembly of Fine
Artists, 667 S.E. 136th Avenue, Old
Town, Florida 32680. Seating is lim-
ited, so it's best to respond quickly.
Assembly of Fine Artists is registered
with the State of Florida, CH17872,
since 2004. Questions may be di-
rected to President Moore at (352)
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) 463-7393 4
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Ribbon Cutting 11:30
Open House 12:00
Free Dance Lessons 12:30-2:(")
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Ballet Hip Hop Jazz Baton ,
Country Line Dance
Located in Bell, FL 4
(Right behind Akins Bar-B-Q Restaurant).
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Trenton Quilt Festiva lMarci 14
J-eThe City of Trenton is sponsoring the entertainment for the Trenton Quilt
.. Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, and vwe have a great
r day of entertainment lined up.
SFrom 9 to 10:15 a.m. Antique Quilt Display and Bed Turning; 10:15 to 11
a.m. Barnyard Tunes for Kids of All Ages with The Flying Turtles; 11 to I o
noon Antique Quilt Display and Bed Turning; Noon to 1 p.m. The Phil- -._
man Family Band; 1 to 2 p.m. The Hot Pepper Steppers Old Time Clogging
Group; 2 to 3 p.m. Mary and Bob Cox Old Time Banjo and Dulcimer
Champion; 3 to 3:30 p.m. The Hot Pepper Steppers Teach Old Time Clog-
ging; 3:30 to 6 p.m. Old Time Dance with Caller Andy Kane and The Flying
The Trenton Community Farmers Market will host this part of the event,
and there will be local farm fresh produce and arts and crafts.
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